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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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706  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 27, 2013, 04:17:17 PM
Altus can milk any teat as much as they want and I will continue to sup from it graciously.
707  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 27, 2013, 12:44:36 AM
I was accepted recently to the University of New Hampshire's Master in Music studies program. I'm very excited about this and can't wait to hear back from them with additional information.

Video Game Music is definitely on my plate for writing/studying about. Working on a Grandia (first game) paper right now in regards to...well, you'll find out eventually. ;)

Congrats! It's a giant pain in the ass to get academics listening to new ideas in new fields, but people just have to keep pushing (with topics like VGM) and eventually they'll gain traction.
708  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: March 27, 2013, 12:15:56 AM
I listened and I think it's just swell.
709  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus announces Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl (Etrian Odyssey 1 remake) on: March 26, 2013, 03:25:52 PM
I love the idea of having story characters with personality with some but not complete flexibility in class creation. This is a creative use of the EO style, and I'm not gonna lie-- totally on board.
710  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 26, 2013, 02:50:33 PM
Yeah, this reminds me of the Amalur fiasco. If your game selling million-plus copies is underperforming, you need to adjust your expectations and maybe budget a little better?
711  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 25, 2013, 09:38:26 PM
While their is a strategy in some sense in FFXIII, my main beef with the game is that the exact same strategy works for every single battle.  Which is kind of the same as having no strategy at all.  I actually like what they were trying to do in theory, but they abstracted things so much that there was very little real choice.  There were certain paradigms which were basically essential and others that were completely worthless wastes of space.  Once you figured out the tricks in the system, that was it.  You could win every single fight by going through the same exact steps, it was just a matter of patience.  And boy did it require patience, because the HP numbers on even regular enemies in the end game were ridiculous...


I'll agree with that. I can't speak for FFXIII-2 though, since I've only played a few hours. Couldn't stand the plot... or, more importantly, the characters. But I defnitely think FFX did a great job with its battle system, at least until you got so far into the game that you could smoke almost everything outside of super bosses by DOING NOTHING EVERY TURN.*

*Dodge and counter
712  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 25, 2013, 09:12:46 PM
Actually, Agent D, X was a big step forward ... For turn based games. X-2 was much better for the atb.
Touche, but turn based is so ancient anyway. Why would you go back and reinvent the wheel basically, especially as few games at that point (rpg wise) were still turn based. Nowadays, even FFXII's style of play are so much more entertaining and engrossing, turn based is mindless jamming on the X button for fights.

There are still fans of turn based out there.

FF12's combat got to the point where you weren't even thinking about what you were doing because it was all automated.

At least with FFX you had to think about what you were doing.

I'm no defender of FFXIII, but I absolutely disagree that you weren't thinking what you were doing. The strategy in XIII was on the macro level-- paradigm setups, changing them appropriately, and reacting quickly to changing battle conditions, rather than on the micro level of choosing your individual commands. Different kind of strategy, but by no means mindless.
713  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Transistor-The latest from the people who brought you Bastion on: March 25, 2013, 09:10:37 PM
Between this, the new Shadowrun, and Cyberpunk by CD Projekt Red, futuristic RPGs are looking good.  And with Soul Hackers to whet my appetite... I'm drooling right here!

This
714  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: THEY'RE BRINGING BACK DUCKTALES (WOO-OO) on: March 22, 2013, 06:53:55 PM
NOT PONY TALES
715  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 22, 2013, 05:42:19 PM
No harm done!

And I will definitely take a look at those comics. Right now I'm at the part

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with the hot springs, just did the culture festival, which was hilarious.
716  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 22, 2013, 03:24:55 PM
Not so sure about FFX-2 though, it basically ruins FFX's story.

Can you explain in how many ways X-2 is horrible? Because I really enjoyed my time with it (more so than X).
I wouldn't say that it is horrible, per se, but it does fuck up FFX's thematic elements. I thought story was one if FFX's biggest advantages and X-2 kind of messes that up retroactively due to everyone wanting a happy ending.

I agree with Ashton 100%. The finale of X was one of the ballsiest and most genuine in the series, and X-2 was like
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'hur derp nope fayth magic'
717  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 22, 2013, 03:01:43 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. WHEW. In that case, great work, Square Enix. Looks like they didn't just twiddle their thumbs in the interim.
718  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 22, 2013, 02:37:40 PM
Same. It's hilarious out of context, but it's supposed to be goofy and awkward. Or terrifying, if it's the JP version. JAT gets an unnecessary amount of hate for that scene.

Also, I'll definitely pick up the Vita versions of this. I have relatively little interest in being tied to my TV with a JRPG like FFX these days, but on the Vita it would be absolutely perfect.

EDIT

Wait a minute. Those screenshot comparisons aren't between the PS2 and HD versions. They're between an emulator and the HD version, and in that regard, the HD version fails hard. What?

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/14641

Is that maybe an error in identifying which is which? Because the one that is supposedly an emulator is running in widescreen and stuff. It must be an error.
719  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 21, 2013, 06:08:04 PM
Bleaker, I changed your post to include a hidden section, you spoiled a dungeon for me, and P4G is still pretty new. Try to keep an eye on that, please.

And to chime in on the earlier conversation, I don't care if Persona 5's story is darker or not.  I don't think a story's "darkness" is as important as interesting character struggles, good dialog, and a pace that serves the gameplay.  I'm *extremely* pumped for Persona 5 and it will be a day-one purchase if it comes out for a system I own (*crossing fingers for PS3 & Vita cross-play*), but I could care less about it having a darker tone.  

I agree with this 100%.
720  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 21, 2013, 02:20:37 PM
I'm still trying to decide which version of P3 to play. I have the original PS2 version and the PSP version, but I don't want to miss out on "the Answer" stuff. Hmm.
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