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46  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: LISA Soundtrack on: April 23, 2015, 07:06:14 PM
Been listening to this since you linked it. This is nuts. Dig it a lot so far. I'll have more thoughts soon.

Exploding Hearts is awesome.
47  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: Persona 2: Eternal Punishment OST (PSP 5-disc release) on: April 22, 2015, 08:59:44 PM
For me it's often the case where if something is re-released with new material, I don't mind so long as the new material is clearly marked so I can 'get right to it.' Otherwise it can get messy and time-consuming!
48  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: Danganronpa on: April 22, 2015, 02:17:10 PM
You make a very valid point! (Thanks for listening to MOTY!)

Somehow the reviews must have slipped under the radar. I'll look into it :)

It does have some pretty wild music-- though based on what I've played of the game, it's all oddly appropriate for the tone, sort of like 999/VLR's music fit their tone well.
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: April 20, 2015, 12:48:05 PM
I actually think it's quite a bit more refined than BG2 (not that that game wasn't great for its time), lots of smart improvements to the engine and UI, etc.

And yeah-- you know, I had heard tabletop D&D had tightened up the pace too. I'm glad this game seems to take some cues from that. I think having a pool of abilities you have access to in every encounter is great-- frees you up to think more strategically in each fight, while having limited-use powers still makes you consider resources.

One thing I don't like (although I understand the reasoning behind it) is the inability to cast protective spells before a fight. Sure, it's a bit of a 'gaming the system' type of thing since you can reload and be better-buffed for a fight, but in fights like the one with the
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Adra Dragon
it basically meant you had to get lucky and cast a few buff spells before it crits and murders the entire party-- created a little trial and error in that particular situation.
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: April 18, 2015, 11:21:14 PM
One of the things I'm going to point out in my review is that Pillars does a really great job of avoiding that D&D-ism-- your abilities are often 'per encounter' instead of 'per rest (although there are some of those too),' and resting is tied to a finite resource, so there's more of a strategy to when you use abilities-- and because you have greater access, you're doing more with more of your characters. There are also just more abilities per class, so warriors don't just hit things in the face all day, they have knockdown strikes, sweep attacks, etc.

The older games were great, but the combat is definitely better in this.
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Official PS1 Demo Discs-- anyone own them? on: April 18, 2015, 06:57:54 PM
Hi folks. I'm doing a little digging to track down the source of the song in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2bnC_oWeKo

It's not by Sakuraba (I don't believe), and its not released anywhere else. Odds seem good that it's a contracted piece of music for the US version of the game.

So, I'm trying to see if anyone happens to have the demo disc it came on, the official PS1 demo disc from Volume 2, Issue 9. (or issue #21, June 1999)

Anyone? :)

EDIT:

I lied, it's actually from the French OPM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J6J77XHLqY
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: April 17, 2015, 07:32:17 PM
I beat this last night, completing every side quest possible in one playthrough and the bonus dungeon.

Amazing game. Gonna be getting a lovely review.
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 16, 2015, 11:33:02 PM
Wrong topic or not, good eye in finding that, definitely a homage.


WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: April 15, 2015, 11:03:36 PM
Most definitely doable.
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 15, 2015, 03:25:50 PM
robottttttttts hnnnnghhhh
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 10, 2015, 03:59:10 PM
Those are basically my thoughts as well. Sounds great in short bursts, but it's pretty standard LOUD SAWANO.

Also what bothers me is that some of this music was written almost three years ago. That doesn't really tell me he was all that hooked into the process of story or world development.
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 10, 2015, 03:57:52 PM
Actually I thought the first two were awesome haha. Especially in multiplayer.

I haven't liked a Team Ninja game since the original Ninja Gaiden and I guess DoA2 but even then they are not a studio I especially trust.

thinks of metroid. am cry
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 10, 2015, 03:05:39 PM
I was SO excited for new Dissidia right until I heard Team Ninja was making it.
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 10, 2015, 02:53:09 PM
http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/2962.html

OST samples up. Thoughts?
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on: April 09, 2015, 11:43:28 PM
Definitely play it. The game lives up to the original Deus Ex. The DLC can be skipped, they are not great but the main game its self is awesome.

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