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Single-Player RPGs / Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection (Zwei II Plus)
« on: June 02, 2017, 04:56:21 PM »
XSEED is releasing Falcom's 3D Action-RPG Zwei II Plus for the PC this Summer, retitled as Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection. Source

Now this is one I've been excited for. It seems to be fairly obscure, even by Falcom standards, but it looks like a fun, quirky game. I'm not sure how the first game compares, but I'm just glad we get to play the second one, even with a title change.

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General Discussions / Character Tracking Programs for Tabletop RPGs?
« on: October 10, 2016, 12:40:54 PM »
Hey, I got some tabletop RPGs (well, .pdf resources for them, at least) I wanted to try out on my own to see how they play. I don't really have any experience with these kinda things, though, I mostly just want to practice character-building and making simple scenarios.

However, the biggest hurdle is just keeping track of all these stats, mostly because I'm terrible at math, and I don't want to keep track of them in a physical notebook. I've tried looking around for things I could use, but I've mostly been finding ones that are specific to certain games, none of which are the ones I'm playing (we're talking really obscure ones here, including Albedo and Ars Magica 4th Edition). I definitely don't think I'll bother with D&D or Pathfinder, and Star Wars isn't really my thing, either, so I'm not gonna switch gears just to accomodate the majority here.

At the very least, I already have the character sheet templates for most of them, so now I'm wondering if there's some other way I could do it, like an Excel spreadsheet (or rather, the OpenOffice equivelant, which I haven't used yet). One didn't even have character sheet, though, and even the sample sheet seemed improvised. I'm probably going to have to make one myself, since it was apparently just something that was sold at a convention...I guess? Like, there's so little info on it, that I'm kind of afraid I might be in for a Jumanji-type scenario...

...anyways, I did surprisingly find a program for creating character sheets, but it's pretty unintuitive, and I can't make heads or tails of the instructions it came with. I think I might still have to track them by hand if I went that route, too.

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If anyone knows of a program I could use to easily track character stats for multiple different games/rulesets, and/or have some tips for tracking them in OpenOffice, I would greatly appreciate that!

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The Bazaar / PS4 Games 4 Sale
« on: August 23, 2016, 05:59:26 PM »
I'm tired of running into space issues with my PS4, so I tallied up all the combined base size requirements of all the retail games I owned...and discovered the total was already greater than the Hard drive I own. I'm gonna need to upgrade. Unfortunately, a 2TB is the max I can get, and even that's expensive, so I'm gonna have to raise some funds for it, and what better way than to sell off some of the ones that are just hogging up space?

...anyways, all are in Like-New condition, unless otherwise specified. All listed prices are negiotiable. Anybody who buys more the 2 games in a single shipment within the continental United States will have any shipping and handling costs wavered. I'm afraid I can't do a flat fee this time.

All Payments Will Be Through Paypal

As for the list:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight - $10
  • Bloodborne - $15 (Still shrinkwrapped...)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - $10
  • Dragon Quest Heroes - $15 (technically the "Day One Edition," but I already used the DLC code)
  • Final Fantasy X|X-2: HD Remaster - $20
  • Street Fighter V - $20
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order - $25 (Still Shrinkwrapped...)

That's 7 total, in case you were counting. Feel free to PM me with any questions or inquiries.

EDIT: updated 11/15/2016

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So, a Falcom Action-RPG is apparently headed west, via XSEED Aksys?* Really? Unfortunately, they announced this in the wake of the enhanced PS4 version, which they're currently playing "wait 'n' see" about, but at least there's a physical copy for the PS Vita version.

In January, they announced that the eX+ version for the PS4 & PC will follow in Autumn 2017. The Vita original is on track to release this Summer.

Original Source

*Thank you for the correction, Monsoon.

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RPGFan Music Discussion / Langrisser Music
« on: January 30, 2016, 09:08:35 PM »
Figured I'd make a thread considering the review with Langrisser 1-3 is up on the main page: http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/lang123-masaya/

I'll admit I haven't played much of the Langrisser franchise outside of the first two levels of Warsong (Langrisser 1), but I always admired the art and music of the games. The Soundtrack collection the review covers seems to be a great example why, too, since it includes includes the different versions the soundtracks between consoles (i.e. the PCE version of Langrisser 1 as well as the Genesis Warsong), and all of it sounds great. In fact, a lot of times listening to those samples, I couldn't even decide which platform had the better music of each game, since it seems that each played up the strengths of whatever they were working with - more beat-heavy synth for the Genesis versions, but they might add in (or sub in) more realistic sounding instruments in the other versions.* Granted the samples only included one comparable track, and it wasn't the best choice, IMO. It's one of the cases where I could definitely say they were straining to replicate an intrument sound that didn't come out well on the Genesis, to the point where I kept thinking they were trying to make a guitar sound until I listened to the Super Famicom version, where I realized it was supposed to be a saxaphone. And failed. Hard. At least the SFC version of that track was good, though.


Now I kinda hope the next set comes out soon (and gets reviewed. I understand that's not guaranteed), since I kinda had difficulty finding Langrisser V music last time I tried. At the very least a I'd have easier access to a decent tracklist translation.

* I apologize to the more music-inclined, whom most likely make up the majority of the viewers in this sub-forum, if it turns out I'm using the wrong terminology here, or otherwise talking out of my ass. I probably shouldn't have even included that sentence, since I know next to nothing about music outside of "it sounds good" or "it sounds bad", and the occasional term I picked up from Middle School music class and/or my musicially-inclined sibling, but I feel like it would be a half-finished thought if I didn't at least try to explain what I thought the strengths of each console's music was. Not the best way to start a thread, but damnit, I love the music in these games...

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RPGFan: Forums / Topic-merging and splitting?
« on: September 21, 2015, 05:48:54 PM »
Is it possible for admins to split topics into two or more separate topics, or even take specific comments and place them in other topics? Or perhaps at least be able to merge two separate but similiar topics (i.e. two active threads for the same upcoming game get posted in a similar timeframe could be turned into one topic so the conversation isn't split)?

If not, uh...I guess this could be a suggestion thread. I couldn't really find anywhere for suggestions, but I'm not good at finding things...

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General Games / Street Fighter V
« on: September 18, 2015, 12:51:16 PM »
The latest entry in Capcom's long-running Street Fighter franchise. Since this thread is about a year late, here's the Wikia to get people up to speed: http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/Street_Fighter_V

Quick info:


Currently confirmed Roster:
  • Birdie [v]
  • Cammy White [v]
  • Charlie Nash [v]
  • Chun-Li [v]
  • Karin Kanzuki [v]
  • Ken Masters [v]
  • M. Bison [v]
  • [N] Necalli [v]
  • Rainbow Mika [v]
  • [N] Rashid [v]
  • Ryu [v]
  • Vega [v]

[N] = New character to the franchise
Latest revealed character

Also of note:

Capcom Fighters Network info
Distribution and Post-Launch Details


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Thank you Dice for reminding me that Karin was recently announced for Street Fighter V. As far as long-missing characters go, that was the one I wanted to return the most, and it seems she's still boss.

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PDF Source

Well this was sudden. According to the report, it was due to...a "bile duct growth"...I knew he had health problems, and that sounds pretty serious to me.

R.I.P., Iwata...May your legacy be in good hands, and your soul in good...commorancy...I guess, I'm really bad at this stuff...

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Single-Player RPGs / Legend of Grimrock II
« on: October 14, 2014, 01:18:34 PM »
Guess I'll make it now that the review is out.

Legend of Grimrock II is the sequel to 2012's Legend of Grimrock. Huge shocker, I know.

I'm gonna quote the Steam page for the story rundown since I haven't had lunch yet:

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A group of four prisoners have shipwrecked on the secluded Isle of Nex. The island is filled with ancient crumbled ruins, mysterious shrines and a vast underground network of dungeons and mines. If the prisoners wish to make it out alive, they have to overcome the challenges devised by the ominous mastermind of the island.

Basically it's a First Person Dungeon Crawler, but this time set on a big island full of Puzzles and monsters and whatnot, so there's a heavier focus on open-ended exploration instead of just going through one big dungeon (though I guess the island is kinda like one big dungeon in a way). There's grid-based movement and real-time combat (though I think there's still ATB style recharge guages for your attack actions). Check the link or the RPGFan Review for more details, I'm hungry...

Anyways, are you guys looking forward to playing when it comes out on Oct. 15? I'm still only a third of the way through the first LoG, but I'm definitely excited for the sequel. I was gonna try to finish the first in November, but I'm wondering if I should push that schedule up now...

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General Discussions / Good Game For When You're Sick?
« on: July 08, 2014, 08:11:49 PM »
Sickness has me down today, and I'm already burnt out on Anime, movies, and forum browsing. So now I need a game to play, but I was hoping sore something simple-yet-engaging that won't take too much time. I'm not sure what would be good for that, though. I have a ton of games, but the ones that have been popping into my head are all too hard. I just know I can't think clearly right now with all the medicine I've been taking, so I could use some suggestions, please...

Edit: oh yeah, if possible I'd prefer something not too long, too, since I'm not in the mood to commit to a long haul. When I'm sick, my attention span kinda hits the floor. I just need something to mess around in, basically...

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General Discussions / What Did You Get For the Holidays? - 2013 Edition
« on: December 25, 2013, 07:18:25 PM »
Just thought I'd make this year's topic asking what everyone got over the holidays, since I didn't see one.

As for myself, I got:

A Link Between Worlds
Etrian Odyssey Untold
XCOM: Enemy Within
Pikmin 3
Ys: Memories of Celceta Silver Anniversary Edition
$$$100$$$ O_O
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Another $25 Amazon Gift Card (that didn't work)
Malted Milk Balls Bear Poop
A Maple Syrup Sampler Pack
A Shirt
Time spent with my family<3

I kinda wish I got something not-game-related, like a DVD or something, but oh well, still a very nice Christmas. I hope everyone else has/d a very happy holidays~

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Single-Player RPGs / RPGs Where You Play as a Necromancer/Summoner/etc.?
« on: January 01, 2013, 07:07:20 PM »
To put it simply, I want to play a non-strategy RPG where I can summon minions to do my bidding. Only game I remember being able to do that was in Neverwinter Nights. I didn't have the patience for it back then, not sure if I'd have the patience for it now, so I'd like some other options if possible. I'd prefer a turn-based RPG, but action or mixed is fine. Also, Western or Japanese are fine, too, so long as the "Summoner" summons something that fights alongside or for you.

Oh, and while I'm mostly looking for singleplayer games, MMOs work, too.

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I'm thinking of importing a game or two as a late present for myself (Because why not?), but can't really choose between getting Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations 2, a series which I love and have a couple imports of already, or EX Troopers, a game which I recently tried out and had a blast with, along with a Metal Max game (either 2 Reloaded or 3, leaning towards 2 since it's cheaper). The total comes out the same, give or take. I have little experience with Japanese, but that's never stopped me before and I've already found guides for these games, so I think I'll be good there.

Does anyone have any suggestions on which would be the better buy?

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Single-Player RPGs / Which RPG Should I Play?
« on: September 20, 2012, 07:13:19 PM »
Decided to make the thread after all. I have been mulling this over for a while, and just can't seem to choose between these 6 RPGs:

Final Fantasy VI - I tried playing the VC (SNES) version for about an hour, but got tired of it since I'd done this section a million times before. With that said, the furthest I ever got was about 6 hours in. The biggest problem, though, is that I just ordered the GBA version because that one is supposed to have a better translation and a run button, two things I really needed from this game. However, that would require doing the first hour yet again. So should I just push on with the original version I was playing, or wait until I get the GBA version? Or just give up on this game for now???

Breath of Fire III - I've been tempted to go back to this by reading The New Game Journal Thread. I don't remember anything from this game other than liking it, so it should be a fresh experience now. And I do love Breath of Fire...only problem is I kinda want to finish the first two games first, but I don't want to play those right now...

Wild Arms - Just got the last game in the series I needed, so now I'm ready to take this on. I've never played it before, and I don't know how confident I am in it...

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete - I was all set to play this until some one told me that it sucks compared to the Sega CD version, which I have played a little bit of and really liked. He's probably wrong, but now the seeds of doubt have been planted...

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - I know very little about this, but I do have a good feeling about it. Only problem is I kinda want to finish Ys Seven first, even though they're not connected at all, but I don't want to play that right now. It's weird...

Tales of Symphonia - Now that I got past the part I was stuck on, I should probably get back into this...

It's a perplexing dilema for me at least, but I think some outside input may help a lot here, especially since I tend to make things more complicated in my mind than they really are.

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Single-Player RPGs / What PSN Game Should I Buy?
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:58:31 PM »
I decided to post this in General Discussion since there are some non-RPGs I'm choosing from, too.

I just bought a $20 PSN card, plus I can add up to $10 with my credit card. Which game(s) should I buy:

Legasista ($30) - It just came out, but it looks really interesting, and I enjoy a good rogue-like. I also greatly enjoyed Cladun, so I'm confident in the developer. It is the most expensive and risky purchase I could make, though. I can't forget how ZHP looked just as promising, only to get widely panned (at least from what I read of reviews and comments)...

Arcana Hearts 3 ($30) - Another expensive purchase, but I'm guaranteed to like this one. It's a fighting, and a deep one at that, and it's a series I recently got into. That's the problem, though. I still haven't played much of the first game in the series. This is supposed to be much better, I hear, but I feel like I should beat the first game, first, since I paid, like, $20 for it...

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom ($25) - This one looks good, and I've heard good things about it. I've always wanted to try an Otome game, and I'm interested in a good story. With that said, I'm not a very big visual novel fan. Like, at all. Yet, I feel like that's probably what I want right now, seeing as I'm willing to put up with puzzles, rhythm mini-games, and court-room antics in my most recent purchases, just so I can get the story. Perhaps its time I got a game that cuts out the fat?

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls ($15) - I love this style of game, and I've played the demo for longer than any full retail game I own. It is very hard, though, and doesn't have much story to it. Still, it's the cheapest option. I might also be able to add $5 and get another game along with it.

Wild Arms 2 + Breath of Fire IV + Alundra ($18) - This gets me the most value for my money, but I don't know when I'd get to all of them. Plus I was kinda hoping for a newer game...


Whoa, this ended up being a lot longer than I expected. This is gonna be the last PSN purchase I make the rest of the year (unless I can work out a deal to get One Piece: Pirate Warriors, but that won't be until towards the end of the year). I really want to make sure it's a good decision, so any help I could get would be greatly appreciated.

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