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436  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: June 21, 2013, 08:31:52 PM
I am optimistic for FFXV. As long as the entire game isn't heavily scripted action sequences (and the gameplay video made me suspect that it'll be paced more like Kingdom Hearts, only with an actual world map), I'm very much looking forward to it.
437  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: June 21, 2013, 03:47:20 PM
There was an interview with the Titanfall guys (sorry, it was a couple days ago and I don't have the link...) in which they basically admitted that their much-touted 'cloud' stuff was nothing more than matchmaking servers...whee.

Wait, really?
438  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Phantasy Star Online 2 on: June 21, 2013, 12:59:59 PM
Haha, sure thing. ;)
439  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: June 20, 2013, 09:36:51 PM
Microsoft's publisher-friendly practices and their aggressive move to court big money (CoD DLC, CoD itself, the NFL, EA/Acti friendliness) and their decision to basically continue as is for indies all suggest to me that they're very down with the current AAA-centric model. You don't break profit records with indie games-- you break them with your annual CoD release, release-parties, advertising money, tie-in money, and that sort of thing. You're right that the big pubs are responsible too, but Microsoft absolutely supports that model (where do we think the recently 180-d DRM choices came from? It was (if you ask me) a clear attempt to cozy up to big pubs).

I don't like it, but it's absolutely where the big money is, and I think that's exactly what Microsoft courts.

440  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: RPGFan's Best of the Generation? on: June 20, 2013, 09:30:26 PM
Only if the overall can be Dark Souls.
441  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: June 20, 2013, 05:46:46 PM
Me likey the changes. It's not quite as big an overhaul as hoped, but hey, I'll take it.

Also if they ever do a Vita port I will give them more luvs than one every thought possible.
442  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: June 20, 2013, 05:40:49 PM
too little too late. though i kinda want xbox to fail because i partly blame them for this dismal rpg generation. and ive hated the xbox since the first one that was broadband only when a lot of people still had dial up. so they have a history of trying to force things.

That's really dumb. Microsoft isn't to blame for the state RPGs. Hell, they funded two turn based JRPGs personally.

Wanting either big console to fail screams "fanboy." At the end of the day, competition is what pushes the industry forward.

While I don't especially agree with the sentiment, I don't think MS funding two turn-based JRPGs over 6 years ago really vindicates them. They're partially responsible for the hit-driven, AAA-centric, "this game must sell 5 million copies to succeed" mentality that many studios are grappling with.

That said, I also think that MS pushing broadband in the original Xbox is not a bad thing. Broadband wasn't required, and it enabled them to deliver a feature-set for online that was very forward-thinking. Maybe you didn't like it, and it did alienate some people, but you can't argue with the results. Maybe the situation with new Kinect is the same, but I think networking capabilities and a camera are two different things, so a direct comparison would be disingenuous.
443  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: June 20, 2013, 05:27:10 PM
We've already recorded the next episode, but you will receive your shoutout. IT SHAN'T BE FORGOTTEN.

That said, I know it takes people time to make accounts and write on forums, especially if it isn't something you normally do, so I just wanted to say that we truly appreciate you doing that. There's a factoid that goes around saying that most vocal parties make up a very small portion of an audience, and that people are much more likely to speak out when they have a negative thought than a "I really enjoyed this." Therefore, I'm REALLY thrilled when I hear that someone (like yourself) went the extra mile to come in and say something nice-- though of course, am always 100% open to constructive critique, too! So, tl;dr version, thanks a ton!

We have a comment on the iTunes page stating that song editing could be better. I'd like to address that, but I'm not 100% sure what it means. Is it referring to the sometimes-abrupt transitions I do to truncate longer songs or repetitive songs? Anyone have any thoughts on that?

And even though you don't like Chrono Cross as a game, I still love you for coming in here and talking. I'm glad you liked Lime Odyssey's music too-- because it's something I will also NEVER play, but man does it sound lovely.

In any case, at risk of sounding repetitious, thank you again. I'm happy you're enjoying, and we aim to keep making the show better and better through new ideas and feedback. May you continue to enjoy me saying "UGHSDLKGH I LOVE THIS SONG" in 1.5-hour chunks.
444  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Witcher 3: Poland's Finest Hour on: June 20, 2013, 04:50:57 PM
I for one welcome our new CDProjekt Red overlords. ALL HAIL YE, GERALTIEST OF WITCHERS!
445  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SQUARE ENIX Presents, Live Broadcast E3 Showcase on: June 20, 2013, 02:49:37 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
I would be totally fine with a Star Ocean reboot.
There is seriously very little room for any continuation or prequel right now.
A reboot is good in the sense that you get to keep the things that were good and scrap the ones that weren't (like the universe is an MMORPG).

iOS PtP CCG PoS

I LOLed.

Although I have to admit, they made a lot of good moves at E3. I think they're doing a very good job of balancing their projects between mobile stuff and "stuff for us" right now.
446  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: June 20, 2013, 01:53:52 AM
In honor of scoring a victory for consumer rights today (and in honor of the upcoming community quiz):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1YKC8cNXR8

Aww, c'mon.  That sounds like you're celebrating a small victory
http://youtu.be/A2Na7euzCqU
A CRY IN SUMMER!!!


Dice, this penguin in your sig intrigues and pleases me.

Me too quite frankly


Yes to both things.
447  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: June 20, 2013, 01:08:28 AM
I wish I was as optimistic abotu this 'voices being heard' thing as some of you guys are. All I see is a company caving to financial pressure and pressure from other industry leaders. I'm the kind of guy, though, who believes a corporation will not do anything, ever, unless it is something they are being fiscally required to do, and would pee in your corn  flakes every morning if it made them an extra buck in sales per day.

Of course this is about money.  I never thought otherwise.  That isn't really my point, though.  This is less about MS and more about the realization that there really is a line that you can push too far and make consumers react.  Because frankly before this there were a lot of people with the mentality that it's all just a bunch of whining and in the end people will buy it anyway and "deal with it".  Consumers, collectively, have spoken and what they're saying is that we're not going to buy that shit.  And that's a good thing.

Obviously MS reacted because they had to, not because they wanted to.  I don't think there's the slightest bit of good samaritanism here (well, actually maybe the region-free thing, since I don't think that was most people's complaint and Nintendo seems to get away with it...).  The point is that we, as consumers, are not totally powerless.  That is what I'm celebrating.

Yeah okay, well-stated. You make a good point.

And it IS good news on the region-free thing.
448  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition pulled from Beamdog and Apple App Store on: June 19, 2013, 10:27:23 PM
Why do I suspect that this company is about to tank, hard?
449  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: June 19, 2013, 10:24:19 PM
I wish I was as optimistic abotu this 'voices being heard' thing as some of you guys are. All I see is a company caving to financial pressure and pressure from other industry leaders. I'm the kind of guy, though, who believes a corporation will not do anything, ever, unless it is something they are being fiscally required to do, and would pee in your corn  flakes every morning if it made them an extra buck in sales per day.

That said, I do think they had the beginnings of some good ideas in there. I still don't think, even if they had fantastic hardware offerings, I'd be getting one though, since Microsoft's library has historically been almost bereft of anything I'd want. Lost Odyssey and Phantom Dust were amazing, but in hindsight, were they worth me getting those consoles? Not for me.
450  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: June 19, 2013, 06:55:38 PM
Ash let me borrow Tales of Hearts R. It is awesome. Xillia cannot get here soon enough.
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