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541  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 04, 2013, 12:58:34 AM
I think the thing to realize is that your happy memories with these games and the fun you had do not age poorly-- in their own context and in the time they came out, these games had the power to compel you. When you go back to replay them, they may have aged mechanically, and to say "these archaic mechanics are brilliant!" is disingenuous, but that doesn't mean that the fantastic time you had with it is any less true or valid or you being "a stupid kid."

It's like an old piece of literature. It might become antiquated and wonky as time goes on, but the impact it had in its time was very real and not devalued by it becoming somewhat antiquated-- you simply have to adjust your expectations and realize you're reading something from another era of literature and appreciate it for what it is. This of course doesn't apply all the time, because some stuff DOES manage to avoid this to an extent.

TL;DR: may age mechanically, but you can still appreciate it for what it is.
542  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 04, 2013, 12:46:49 AM
Same here. The moment it's announced, I'm going to preorder whatever super giga megma assault battery rapid wizard's companion ultra uber sentinel N7 dragon edition they have.
543  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 03, 2013, 09:41:35 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/03/bravely-default-flying-fairy-will-be-localized-for-the-west/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+siliconera%2FMkOc+%28Siliconera%29

For your consideration.
544  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: April 03, 2013, 09:39:02 PM
Thanks a ton for the feedback! And I'm glad you pointed that out-- that was an idea I wanted to try to expand on too! You'll see it a teeny bit in episode 3, and if you have any suggestions for a theme you'd like to see us do this with, please let us know! I hope you enjoy the rest :)

And because I thrive on ego alone, be sure to rate and/or review us on iTunes :)
545  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 03, 2013, 07:26:48 PM
That picture is so Tumblr-appropriate it's not even funny. I also dislike it heartily.
546  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 03, 2013, 07:17:48 PM
I did. Thank you.
547  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: April 03, 2013, 02:32:24 AM
So, if anyone is interested-- please do feel free to offer suggestions for music you'd like to hear, topic ideas, and anything else in this thread. If I don't hear anything, you're going to keep getting topics that fascinate me and Derek :)
548  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 03, 2013, 01:33:53 AM
No, I think you make a good point. I guess there's a variety of factors involved, at least for me when considering a purchase. I'd never buy MG: Rising at $60, but the moment it's $30 or 40? I'd be happy to pay that price. I think it's quality vs hours vs.... other stuff. Totes complex.
549  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 02, 2013, 11:59:00 PM
I would agree, CJ. I wouldn't call it all crap, but I think the value of games has been boinked for a while now. I recognize games cost a bundle to make, but for a 4-6 hour game, I'd be way cooler paying $30-40 than $60. Conversely, for a game like SMTIV, which will likely last well over 60 hours (or more, if you want it to), I'm okay with paying a little more. Plus I like to give Atlus money.

I just think that games shouldn't all be locked at "this is the price for this system." I had no problem making my parents pay $85 for Phantasy Star IV when it came out :)
550  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5 Confirmed for Winter 2013, PS3 (April Fools) on: April 02, 2013, 09:44:27 PM
Look on the bright side, we got a US release announcement of SMTIV the next day. It could be worse!
551  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: THEY'RE BRINGING BACK DUCKTALES (WOO-OO) on: April 02, 2013, 09:43:17 PM
I have to be honest. I couldn't care less what they make the plot. I'm going to think of this as a new episode of DuckTales and I will be just peachy.
552  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for some good western style RPG's (No elder scrolls games or PC games) on: April 02, 2013, 09:25:21 PM
Nocturne is amazing, Eternal Sonata is good to great. Fantastic music in both.
553  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 01, 2013, 10:34:28 PM
1) Soul Hackers
2) Dinner

sorry, I was making a list of things I will have as soon as it is humanly possible for me to have them.
554  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Thief 4 on: April 01, 2013, 10:28:41 PM
two thoughts:

a) cg, whatever, no gameplay no interest
b) awesome trailer nonetheless
555  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: MLP!!!!! on: April 01, 2013, 05:30:34 PM
At risk of condoning ponyism, I submit this in reply to my image, ponified.



That said, I approve.
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