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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why?
« on: January 11, 2012, 10:46:59 AM »
Aye, it's immense news about X-Com. More screens and snippets have been revealed which suggest it'll be pretty faithful to the original but, well, 'streamlined' for the modern gamer. As long as the core gameplay remains intact and they don't dumb it down too much I'll be happy as a pig in poo.

On the downside, it now appears that the game wont let one panicked soldier in your squad massacre everyone else with random plasma-fire or a grenade - boo!

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why?
« on: January 09, 2012, 09:25:26 AM »
Not sure it counts as an RPG (but, hey, if Valkyria Chronicles does...) but for anyone who wanted to retry the X-Com games... Firaxis announced 3 days ago that it is remaking the original game for Q4 2012.

This is now the game I'm most eager to see this year.

This was finally released on EU PSN in December. Now its out I'm too busy with Skyrim and DS dungeon crawlers :-\

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic
« on: December 29, 2011, 09:04:54 AM »
The couple of seconds of battle shown actually looks OK. Unfortunately the rest looks about as far removed from traditional Suikoden as you could get. Suddenly I'm not that bothered if this gets a release outside of Japan.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade
« on: December 23, 2011, 03:09:02 AM »
For anyone in the UK who hasn't got this, Gamestation are now selling for £9.98 INCLUDING a genuine Wii Classic controller. Which is frankly nuts.

Unfortunately, it also suggest sales weren't brilliant when it was released.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for turn-based RPGs
« on: December 21, 2011, 05:57:22 AM »
Dungeon crawling in the Bards Tale style:

Wizardry: LOLS on PS3 / PSN
Etrian Odyssey 1-3 on DS
SMT Strange Journey on DS
Wizardry VI, VII, 8 or Gold on PC

Turn based RPG:

Any of the Suikoden series (2 and 5 esp) on PS/PS2/PSP
Dragon Age: Origins (using the pause system, it feels turn based) on PC
Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) or IX (DS)
Valkyria Chronicles on PS3 or PSP


Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« on: November 17, 2011, 04:42:12 AM »
Speaking of dragons, I was attacked by one near Solitude. I was fighting it and then it got far away from me so I took after it. I saw that it landed over a hill and all the sudden it's life was going down. I was thinking, what the hell is going on? I run over there and a mammoth is taking down the dragon! It was a sight to see a dragon fighting a mammoth. I put the final arrow in just so I could say the kill was mine. The mammoth wasn't a friendly one, though. He thought it would be cool to chase after me after he had his fill of the dragon.

Excellent stuff. I haven't bought the game yet but reading stuff like that, regardless of whether it's considered a bug, makes me want to shell out the £££.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« on: November 16, 2011, 05:49:48 AM »
I said it's superior because it is superior. Jesus Christ man.

To be fair, you said "far superior" which is probably a bit of a stretch. It does imply that someones experience would be significantly impacted by the choice of platform. There's really no excuse for PS3 inferiority though, so differences are exaggerated.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
« on: November 09, 2011, 04:23:01 AM »
The first few scores have been posted on metacritic and it looks like something special. Edge magazine appears to have given it 10/10 and they really don't do that often.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« on: November 07, 2011, 03:21:54 PM »
I'm with you there. Probably the only sandbox games I've ever really enjoyed were GTA3 and Elite.

Even Etrian Odyssey freaks me out with it's skill builds ^^

Single-Player RPGs / Re: My goal starting November: beat 1 RPG a month
« on: November 01, 2011, 12:13:37 PM »
It's a good question. Does the brief but fantastic feeling of beating ultimate end game bosses (such as Uber Prinny Baal or Ruby Weapon) compensate for the 15+ hrs of mindless grinding it takes?

Single-Player RPGs / Re: My goal starting November: beat 1 RPG a month
« on: November 01, 2011, 09:50:27 AM »
I'm in the same boat. 36yrs old, wife, kid and full time job.

I end up having to get an hour during my work lunchbreak , maybe 2hrs when the wife goes off to the gym... getting time with my favourite hobby is more of a challenge than the games themselves.

I just came back to the office having finshed DQIX and now have the issue of deciding whether to keep going with the post game content (grotto's, DLC, legacy bosses etc) or moving on to the next game on the list (Etrian Odyssey 1 and 3, Infinite Space, Ghost Recon: SW) so not to 'waste time'.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« on: October 31, 2011, 05:18:10 AM »
I've got more of a problem with people who just... don't... like... RPG's... reviewing a game. It's only ever justified when the game is either a potential blockbuster with crossover potential, or if it intentionally goes out to court fans of other genres (such as FPS).

Even worse, people who don't like a certain game mechanic because they think it's outdated.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: My goal starting November: beat 1 RPG a month
« on: October 26, 2011, 04:26:32 AM »
When you say completed Disgaea 3, do you mean the storyline or the uber grinding bosses?

I guess that's the major distinction in most RPG's these days is that beating the main storyline can take 20-40hrs for most of them, but taking on all the content can push it out to 150-300hrs.

I reckon that your approach/view of the extended content will be the main factor.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shining Blade
« on: October 26, 2011, 04:15:38 AM »
FYI laserSquad - I only just found out that Jullian Gollop (pretty much the god of turn based strategy, for those thinking '????') created the Nintendo 3DS game Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars. From what I can see, it's the classic Rebelstar Raiders/Xcom/Valkyria Chronicles mechanics with a special ops twist. I just assumed it was like the other Ghost Recon games.

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