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571  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: June 23, 2013, 11:08:17 PM
I'm legitimately sitting here going "man, I'd like to play some FFXIV." I stand 100% corrected by S-E. I'm pretty sure I wrote in this very thread a few months ago that there was almost no way they could get me interested in playing this game
572  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: June 23, 2013, 11:06:05 PM
I think not supporting a company you don't like is a perfectly legitimate reason. It doesn't make you the South Park WoW-nerd to not want to give money to a company you dislike. As we've seen with XB1, speaking with your dollars is really the ONLY way to make a point.
573  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: June 23, 2013, 11:04:57 PM
Your words do not fail you-- that's very helpful! We've discussed this a lot between ourselves, so it's helpful to hear what you listeners think. Generally, I cut all songs down to one loop, but with longer tracks I think it WILL be good to let them breathe. I'm going to be editing our new episode tonight and tomorrow, so I'll keep your suggestions in mind. WE WILL MAKE THIS THE GREATEST MUSIC SHOW EVER.

And I think you're right on the money about the length-- if we were a more compact format, I'd hesitate, but since we're already going for the 'big episodes' duration, I think it IS good to give the music enough room to breathe.
574  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: June 23, 2013, 01:00:35 PM
So apparently they're now even going back and adding a rechargeable battery to the XB1 controller.

I have a feeling by the time this thing comes out, they'll just be saying "Fuck it, you guys want a PS4? We'll just put some PS4's in our Xbox One packaging."

I don't see why there's anything wrong with adding a rechargeable battery though. That's a good idea. There are some things I don't mind them copying.
575  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara on: June 22, 2013, 11:31:43 PM
I beat it on Steam a couple of times with a buddy. I'll have a review up soon. It's fun!
576  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: June 22, 2013, 07:32:39 PM
I'm confident that this will be the first MMO I play and enjoy since LOTRO.
577  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: June 21, 2013, 10:09:12 PM
Would the story make sense if I never played the original?

It makes plenty of sense to me, and I didn't play 1.0
578  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: June 21, 2013, 08:33:33 PM
Well, some early feedback I had from other editors was that we should shy away from 5+ minute songs. In effort to combat that, I've taken to those abrupt transitions to cut out repetitive portions of longer songs. Would listeners not mind longer songs in between talking segments? I try to keep a general balance of time, but if people don't mind lengthier songs, that's at least one way I can sidestep the abrupt editing.
579  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.
580  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?
581  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Phantasy Star Online 2 on: June 21, 2013, 12:59:59 PM
Haha, sure thing. ;)
582  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.

583  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.
584  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.
585  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.
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