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781  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 20, 2013, 12:09:10 AM
TL;DR Atlus deserves a little more credit than I think you're giving them.

After the region locking debacle and their deliberate shafting of consumers......no.

I'm with you here. Europe got shafted big time.  I'm sure shafting them was not their intent, but they had to have known how slow things get localized for Europe.  I feel bad for them.  Did they even announce a release date yet?  Last I checked, they didn't.

At least Europeans can sleep soundly at night knowing that the profit margins were extra good in Japan. 

I'm generally the first person to hate on companies with anti-consumer policies, so I can see where you guys are coming from here, but I really think Atlus, in general, is not a company I think of when "anti-consumer" comes to mind. I mean, they publish pretty niche titles, and they ARE a business. I can't imagine the profit margins are super duper high on their games. I don't like what happened with the P4A region-locking either, but I just think assuming they're lazy or anti-consumer because of these things is maybe directing the hate in the wrong direction. Yeah, it sucks, but I just can't hop on board the hate/conspiracy/lazy train.
782  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: February 19, 2013, 11:07:05 PM
Went to failstop for my limited edition....they had been shorted copies. I have to wait til tomorrow now.

WWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!????!!!????????!!!!!!!?!???!!!!!!
HURT ME MORE

THE CLASHING OF BONE AND SINEW, ONLY A FOOL TRUSTS HIS LIFE TO A WEAPONS *looks at Raiden*
783  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 19, 2013, 10:57:43 PM
TL;DR Atlus deserves a little more credit than I think you're giving them.

After the region locking debacle and their deliberate shafting of consumers......no.

Yeah, I guess all that effort they put into their re-releases like P4G are just water under the bridge when it comes to one misstep.
784  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 19, 2013, 10:56:31 PM
Oh my god that picture is making me laugh my ass off
785  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 19, 2013, 10:15:59 PM
Give FE12 a try then. It has better tactical gameplay, and a more serious plot without waifus. And yes it does have casual mode and support convos, you won't miss out.

I really didn't like FE Awakening at all. I even think Sacred Stones is better.

Which one is 12? I'm not concerned about casual mode, but a better plot and no waifus woudl be nice.
786  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 19, 2013, 04:11:01 PM
Yeah, I agree. It's not a bad game at all, and I can see why people enjoy it. I just feel disconnected from everything, like the game knows its a game and it's winking at me the whole time going "yeah I know I'm a silly game but I have so much gameplay!" It works, but I think it's just not for me. I could have sworn the Fire Emblem I played on GBA had a more serious and less goofball story, but it's been so long that I barely remember.
787  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 19, 2013, 03:36:51 PM
Hearing all the praise about this game makes it very tempting for me to get a 3DS...
That and I could get Zero Escape too...

Gaaaaaaaah! but I hate handheld gaming =(

VLR is amazing SO GOOD.
788  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 19, 2013, 01:39:37 AM
Yeah, I think I'm done with this game. Chapter 6, the story is absolute ridiculous nonsense. The dialogue sucks and is full of incredibly awkward jokes that I can only assume are the fault of the translator, and the character interactions are incredibly shallow and meaningless. "ARE YOU SHOCKED BY MY BEAUTY?" "NO BUT YOUR SHIRT IS WRINKLED PLEASE FIX IT". Everyone is an anime trope, and not even a well-done anime trope (TALES OF THE ABYSS WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU, INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS). I can't give a shit about the combat because I don't give a crap about any of the fifty million characters the game keeps throwing at me. Pretty cutscenes, though.
789  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 19, 2013, 12:38:44 AM
Beat MGS4. That's a lot of cutscenes.

Last fight was easy, I don't know WTF people were talking about.

Was a tedious and way too long pain in the ass for me on Big Boss or whatever the mode was called. Also they used the shitty EDIT: music from MG: Twin Snakes instead of the awesome music from the original game, which pretty much killed it for me.
790  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 19, 2013, 12:35:04 AM
Other than the stupid dream demons (give me party members!), I thought KH3DS had great combat. The world design and plot were god awful though, among the worst in the series: worlds were basically skinned boxes for you to jump around on with really half-ass Disney 'stories.' It was like 20 hours of filler and then a two hour cutscene that only further obfuscated things. I miss Donald and Goofy as party members, too.

Agee with Dark Dawn basically being a retread; I hope it gets a sequel, though.

Wait... there was a KH game with non-shallow-Disney-replica worlds?  I loved KH BBS, but their idea of Neverland ruined Neverland for me.

KH1 and 2; BbS at least didn't make them feel like such an afterthought-- there was actual interaction with the Disney characters. It's been on a downward spiral. DDD's levels are literally just giant boxes for using the flowmotion. CREATIVE BANKRUPTCY MEI GOD SQUARE MAKE KH3
791  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Round 2: Disgaea Hour of Darkness vs. Final Fantasy Tactics on: February 18, 2013, 08:39:16 PM
im gonna have to disagree. i dont know many FFT fans that also play fire emblem. at best FFT fans played the FFTA series and maybe tactics ogre LUCT.

FFT was the game that got me to fall in love with SRPGs. One rental, and I was hooked.

And then the same thing happened again when I played Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword) on the GBA.

The SRPGs that fail to do it for me though are the ones that require grinding for the sake of grinding. Disgaea and its ilk are all about inflating your numbers as high as you can. It's the SRPG equivalent of a treadmill. FFTA likewise demands massive amounts of grinding for little to no gain, given just how many abilities in those games are carbon copies of one another (how many spin attacks does one need?).

This all over.
792  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 18, 2013, 08:27:56 PM
Pretty sure that's not it. I've heard stuff about it for quite a while that there are legal issues involved. I don't follow it closely enough to pinpoint exactly what those are, unfortunately.

Also, laziness? Seriously? How many games have these guys released that probably sold like garbage, yet they continue to release them? I'm pretty sure retranslating Persona was a signficant investment for what I'd consider an inferior game. Why would they suddenly decide, after releasing almost everything they produce locally, that they're too lazy to do this one?

Capcom can't release Megaman Legends on the PSN for legal reasons as well. Is that laziness? Nope. It's because they don't have the rights to digitally reproduce the voice work, so they'd have to re-record the entire game, and then you'd have people bitching about how it's not true to the original and they'd probably not make that much money on it to make it worth it.

TL;DR Atlus deserves a little more credit than I think you're giving them.
793  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 3DS Monolith Soft Game? on: February 18, 2013, 08:09:25 PM
Nintendo also apparently has at least a decent enough relationship with Bamco to let them work on Smash Bros, so I don't think it's out of the question that you could see a Bamco-sanctioned, Nintendo-published, Monolith Soft-developed BK3, yeah?
794  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Round 2: Disgaea Hour of Darkness vs. Final Fantasy Tactics on: February 18, 2013, 05:46:55 PM
Part of the reason I loved FFT so much WAS because you could abuse the game. It gave you complete freedom to operate within its systems, and it hasn't been repeated in an SRPG since, not even FFTA/2. Chaos is fun.

Also, I tend to not enjoy whimsy (or anything made by NIS, just not to my taste), so I really couldn't get into Disgaea. The plot, characters, and music in FFT (along with the gameplay) had me hooked on every single level. It's not that I don't recognize that Disgaea scratches an itch (and does it well) for many people, it's just that I don't think I have that particular itch.
795  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 18, 2013, 01:19:27 PM
Other than the stupid dream demons (give me party members!), I thought KH3DS had great combat. The world design and plot were god awful though, among the worst in the series: worlds were basically skinned boxes for you to jump around on with really half-ass Disney 'stories.' It was like 20 hours of filler and then a two hour cutscene that only further obfuscated things. I miss Donald and Goofy as party members, too.

Agee with Dark Dawn basically being a retread; I hope it gets a sequel, though.
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