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436  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gained in translation on: September 16, 2014, 08:53:21 AM
Great idea for a topic.

While the original Japanese script is by no means bad, I'm absolutely in love with FF Tactics: War of the Lions' English localization. It's easily my favorite English script in a game, and the reason I decided to become a translator. Hugely flavorful and consistent. I think it gives the game an undeniably cool voice.
437  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 11, 2014, 10:39:57 PM
To say the the entirety of console gaming rests with a single game is ridiculous hyperbole and nothing more.

Tabata was referring to consoles still being a viable platform in Japan in the future. He's not wrong saying that XV is potentially one deciding factor of all that.

IIRC wasn't FF7 praised as one of the things that made the PSX as popular as it was?

Normally I'd agree it's strange and bizarre to think of a game with such esteem and possibly being "system seller" just for the one game.... But c'mon, who are we kidding?  I haven't seen one FF15 news article or topics that doesn't get a TON of commentary following it (even though, delay after delay, it doesn't deserve it).  Maybe not a system seller; but I do think the hype machine works in mysterious ways.

I commented on this in my Theatrhythm review, but I think FF is absolutely still part of the conversation. People ALWAYS talk about it. They're a BFD, whether people hate it or not. Let's be honest-- we ALL want to love FFXV and say "HURRAY WE LOVE FINAL FANTASY AGAIN." No, it's not going to sell CoD numbers, but NOTHING sells CoD numbers. I would be unsurprised to hear in a year or two that people pick up a PS4/Bone to get Type-0 and FFXV (provided the latter is as good as I'm sure everyone is secretly hoping).
438  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: September 11, 2014, 03:37:50 PM
I watched all of I and beat II and III. Looooots of buildup, but they're pretty good games with very good stories and music. I'd be down with this. PUT IT ON VITA.

What I'd be more down with, though, is a remake of Xenogears. It needs the update far more than Xensaga does.
439  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Project Destati: Light on: September 10, 2014, 02:41:27 PM
I'll have a review of it up soon, too! And hopefully an interview on the music show with the creators :)
440  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: September 05, 2014, 05:02:21 PM
Yeah, Footsteps of Time is amazing. Favorite song on that album.
441  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 02, 2014, 02:04:46 AM
Let's all be nice, people. Talk about TGS :).
442  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: September 01, 2014, 01:57:05 PM
Snarky question:  Why are you so inconsistent with the "if we don't cover it we can't talk about it" rule?  Why is it okay to talk about horror games for 20+ minutes and not to talk about a fighting game that's part of an RPG series and features an RPG mode?  But of course I'd feel that way, because i don't give two ****s about horror games and I love fighting games in general and P4A in particular.  

It's a very simple metric, actually.

"Is Rob interested in this game?"

/said playfully since I only ever begrudgingly make us leave a game topic if it's not RPG-related.
443  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade on: August 29, 2014, 04:41:50 PM
@glassjawsh: The 3DS just like PS3 has had way more than one big title at this point that has gotten new 'potential users' (that's what they call them) excited to buy the system(s).

While TLoU is good and a system seller, is hardly the reason I at least would recommend a PS3 considering the console having a decent variety of titles available right now, that to me is a good reason to get one, buying a system only for one solitary game is a waste in the long run. Same with the 3DS.

Yes, but only if you never buy another game for it. I'm not an idiot, so I don't buy consoles when they first come out (why pay $600 for a system with a shit game library when you can pay less than half two years later?)  TLoU was the reason I finally made the jump to PS3, just like FFVII was why I bought a playstation with all my paper route money when I was in the 7th grade.  Systems' entire libraries are always tempting, but a lot of people still need that ONE exclusive title to push them over the edge (and then the flood gates open and I BUY ALL THE GAMES!!!!head asplode!!) I held out for a LONG time on the PSP (Ys SEVEN finally got me) and now it looks like I might finally have cave on the Vita (Virtue's Last Reward) and 3DS (Xenoblade).

The 3ds is definitely the better buy if you don't have one already. The wii is competent, but mostly a joke in the long run, whereas the 3ds is still quite a viable option for gaming in general

Wii: 2/10
will not bang.
got it

I'm glad you think I'm an idiot for buying consoles early on. Bought almost all of my consoles early on and haven't regretted it once.
444  Media / General Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: August 29, 2014, 10:18:08 AM

445  Media / General Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: August 27, 2014, 12:08:28 PM
Looks like I'll be rolling triple blue... Game and Watch, Sonic, and Megaman. Plus Shulk, if he's in, since Nintendo hates me and couldn't add Isaac instead.
446  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Thanks to RPGFan on: August 22, 2014, 04:38:10 PM
Welcome to the fields of hatred! ;)

I hear our podcasts are great for wasting time at work *cough*
447  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: August 22, 2014, 12:52:08 PM

ALSO we just hired a new co-host. Look out for the Rhythm Encounter duo to become a trio starting in episode 18. ;)

Also, I switched to new editing software, which has some great tools for reducing background noise and hiss. Please do let me know if you think this episode is an improvement (or a decline) in terms of quality!
448  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: August 22, 2014, 10:25:37 AM
You can definitely bump up the difficulty early on. Most players can jump to hard or expert almost right away. My roommate and I are seasoned Diablo addicts, so we were running on Master pretty quickly. You definitely have to manipulate the difficulty controls a little more post-RoS, but it gives you a lot of flexibility for finding just the right level of chaos and challenge.

Crusader is awesome, but Malthael isn't too bad when you're sub-Master mode. But when you get a full group of four in some of the higher modes, he can be a nightmare, since so many of his attacks aren't gear or stat checks (early on), they're just plain "you have to dodge this or you die"-type hits-- which is awesome, but a lot more demanding than the pre-Act V bosses, IMO.
449  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: August 19, 2014, 02:41:29 PM
New ep recorded and edited, coming very soon.

450  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: SONY BOSS promises great Games For TGS 2014 on: August 15, 2014, 01:06:56 PM
He specifically said "isn't selling well [in Japan] like the rest of the world.'

Your statement is accurate outside of this context, but aimed at debunking what he was saying. So...
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