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1246  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: November 30, 2012, 01:36:53 AM
I find that hard to believe. Still, if it's true, WHOOPSIEDOODLE.
1247  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGz you want HD'd/Remade on: November 30, 2012, 01:14:02 AM
Shadow Hearts 1, 2, and 3. For Vita.

1248  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: November 29, 2012, 11:50:41 AM
That's good.  I'm gonna wait, and if I can't have those games any more, then maybe I re-evaluate based on the new games whether I even want it or not. :)

I will say that I'm delighted with my Vita purchase so far, and ohmy god if the new freebies for next month include Lumines I'm going to explode with joy fire.
1249  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: November 29, 2012, 10:39:46 AM
Listening now, and man, I have to say that whole Playstation Plus thing on the Vita is realllly tempting me.  But I don't know how the whole thing works.  Can anyone give me some details?

I have a PS3 and a Vita.  Does one subscription cover me on both?

Am I right in the following?  If I get the subscription, I get free games.  If I stop subscribing, I lose access to those games.  If I were to resubscribe, I'd get them back.  If I'm subscribed when something becomes free, I can get it free later, even if it stops being free to new subscribers and I didn't download it back when it was free.

The current free offerings look pretty awesome.  Any way to know how long they'll stick around?  I'm not sure I'll have the $50 to throw at an annual subscription until Christmas.


1 subscription DOES cover both. I just got a Vita, and along with my two physical games, thanks to PS+ I have something like eight or nine games to play already.

The free games are free, but you have to download them to your account during the month that they're available. Once you do that, as long as you have an active membership (even if you cancel and resub), you will always have access to those games. But after the month they're listed on the store as free, if you haven't already registered them to your account, you'd have to pay for them. So once this month is over, the current crop of freebies will no longer be listed as free, but as long as you clicked on them to register them to your account, you'll own them for as long as you have PS+.

And yeah, the current free offerings ARE awesome. :) It's one of the reasons I got that Amazon bundle for Vita-- it came with three months of free PS+ and PS All Stars, so basically it came with something like 18 games free, by the end. :)
1250  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV 2.0 - Holy Shit!? on: November 29, 2012, 01:20:09 AM
I can appreciate that. But I'd be interested to know how many of their players "finished" the game. I've never had the patience to do "everything" in any MMO... well, except LOTRO. I got to the max level and then they released the Moria expansion, ROBBING ME OF MY SENSE OF COMPLETION!
1251  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV 2.0 - Holy Shit!? on: November 28, 2012, 08:27:08 PM
Even The Old Republic, an MMO which got a much better reception had troubles maintaining a subscription based model
The problem isn't the subscription based model.  It never has been a problem.  World of Warcraft still sees tremendous success, as does the much smaller but still very successful Eve Online.  They both do what they do exceptionally well.  The Old Republic couldn't retain subscribers because Bioware failed to produce meaningful content updates post-launch.  If you do not provide the means for your playerbase to remain entertained, they will leave, especially if the competition actively updates their games.

The success or failure of FFXIV and the subscription model it is using will depend largely on the content they provide at launch and their ability to continue delivering more content.  People want value for their $10-$15/month subscription.  If you provide it, people will pay it.  If they aren't forthcoming with their update schedule and what they plan to bring to their playerbase, they will move on.

I disagree, the problem with ToR is that it was going for the exact same market slice as WoW, which was dumb. They could have released meaningful content updates til they were blue in the face, that game was still gonna tank.
1252  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: November 28, 2012, 08:16:52 PM
Episode 53 is live.  Enjoy!

I thought I'd have a hard time figuring out which user was you.

And then I saw the username and the Diablo avatar...

A winner is Rob!
1253  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Wii on: November 26, 2012, 08:16:28 PM
Pretty sure. I think they released a cheap model in Japan that doesn't, but I'm not sure if it ever made it here.
1254  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Remorse for things you did or failed to do in games on: November 26, 2012, 02:50:34 PM
Golden Sun is the serie with the most backtracking I've ever seen.
It's like there's this designer somewhere getting sexual satisfaction out of making you walk back to every town you've been to after every single dungeon.

And if it isn't the endless backtracking, it's the endless walls of text which also have a severe tendency to endlessly backtrack upon itself.

I'm sorry, I thought we were talking about Golden Sun, not modern Zelda :D

1255  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Remorse for things you did or failed to do in games on: November 25, 2012, 06:05:45 PM
Thanks to an LP that started back when forum lurkers were still on :frogout: I was reminded of something I regret.

Playing Beyond the Beyond.

Aw come on, I liked that game. It's pretty much Golden Sun haha.

Also, InFamous was fun as hell. So was the second one.
1256  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elminage Gothic on: November 24, 2012, 05:04:44 PM
Yeah, I think it just has to do with using old or out of date encryption or something. My 3DS works here, so I'm hoping the Vita does too, because I anticipate being online with that more often.
1257  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elminage Gothic on: November 24, 2012, 03:20:18 PM
If it helps, I turned off the security on my router for the amount of time it took me to download this. Turned it back on right after, no problemo.
1258  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs / Visual Novels / etc. on Nintendo DS? on: November 24, 2012, 02:42:43 PM
Don't forget the 'hey go collect a hundred million zillion rupees that your wallet can't hold so I can translate Triforce charts for you" sequence in Wind Waker. I hated that part.

Generally speaking, though, I don't like 3D Zelda and find the entire games to be 'annoying sequences.' I made it to the Triforce chart section in Wind Waker, and beat Skyward Sword. SS was FULL of 'annoying sequences.' I hate OoT and have never been able to get through that game, it just felt like such a damn slog to me. The 2D ones (especially the Capcom ones and LttP) seemed to abandon that "BIG ADVENTURE SO WE MUST SEND YOU ON ALL MANNER OF ANNOYING TASKS BEFORE YOU CAN GET TO THE DUNGEON' pretense, but it's been a long time so I may not remember as well.
1259  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elminage Gothic on: November 24, 2012, 02:18:07 PM
Do you know why it won't work on the WiFi at your place? I had to change the settings on my router temporarily to get it to connect.
1260  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elminage Gothic on: November 24, 2012, 01:41:46 PM
I don't think I'd personally go that far. I haven't seen anything that isn't a sleepily executed JRPG trope so far. Fortunately, it's not really the point of the game anyway. The combat is enjoyable and there are a lot of options, so that's keeping my interest.
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