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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic
« on: November 24, 2010, 09:38:28 PM »
I just watched a video review of Devil Summoner King Radou 2, and I am sold! I'll pick it up when I got to Gamestop this weekend, and I'll try to reserve it tomorrow morning just in case. I know how crazy Black Friday can get...

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which Final Fantasy Has The Best Story and Why?
« on: November 24, 2010, 09:15:16 PM »
i know its an MMO but i think 11 has the best story/stories.

From what I've played of it, I'd have to agree, or at least say it's in the top 3. It was the sole reason I played it for hours on end, despite never finding a good party.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which Final Fantasy Has The Best Story and Why?
« on: November 24, 2010, 04:59:36 PM »
Tactics does count right? I believe the story has aged well. Going from a pawn to a real catalyst in the war really made me feel Ramza's development and motivations. Also, I think the story took the whole "church is evil" theme to a different level...as well as "war sucks, no one wins in the end".

 For main series...I'll have to say X was the best. The immersion was there save for the cheesy parts...heck it was so good I actually played through X-2 for closure. I wouldn't put myself through that torture if X's story was horrid...haha

Not playing down your tastes or anything, but it's also feasible that you played it because of the production values at the time, and because of your own investment in the game. I certainly feel that way with some games. Only weeks, months, or years later do I really sit down and analyse what I've been playing. It takes time to get away from your fandom, as well as a want to eradicate as much bias as possible. It's hard, but necessary for earnest critique in the end.

I realise not everyone likes doing this with their media, but I'm a big fan of analysis. I like a certain amount of being honest with myself about questions of quality, and I do encourage it in others.


I don't think you are at all. But we have to remember these are games we've played years ago anyways (most of us). I'm just speaking from my recent replays of these games. Although it's interesting to read unbiased opinions on games (especially pre-purchase). I believe it's the personal fandom, bias, and connections to the story the really make it "stick" to me. Like VIII used to me my favorite story...till I grew up...hehe

Yeah, FF4 used to be my fave, but now I realize that it's not the story, but the pacing that grabbed me. For an RPG, it moves pretty fast and doesn't waste a whole lot of time. The story itself is...well, I guess I still like it, but its far from the best I've experienced. I'm not sure what else deserves such a title, though. I've only been playing RPGs for a few years.

On a side note, I'm glad to see that not everyone listed Final Fantasy IV or VI. That's honestly a first for me, but then again, the other forums I went to are mostly Nintendo centric, so I suppose its to be expected.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which Final Fantasy Has The Best Story and Why?
« on: November 24, 2010, 03:46:57 PM »
Of course Tactics counts. =) All the games in the series are up for consideration. It's all your opinions, after all.

8's story is shit. Thankfully, most of the game focused on individual character portrayal, which I thought was the best in the series.

But if we're talking plot, specifically? They all sucked. At least FF6 probably had the least amount of face-palms. I love FFIX, but it takes some real crapper's in the flow towards the end. FFX was a tad padantic and drawn out.

Gotta go with FF6, but they all suck. Play games for characters, dialog, setting, and gameplay.

I consider Characters, dialogue, and setting part of the story, personally. Afterall, where would the story go without them?

That said, to me FFX fell really flat in its delivery, and I feel like in its delivery, it was a shallow, shell of the game it was meant to be. I enjoyed Rikku, the battle system, and that's really about it. Heck, even the visuals didn't feel as polished as say, FFVIII. Sure, higher polygon counts, fully 3d environments, etc. But FFVIII had that cool insta-transition to FMV that I think really helped incorporate the cutscenes into the narrative. With FFX, it felt like a major step backwards. That's a very personal artistic gripe though, and one I'm sure most people don't share.

I have to agree, FFX could've been great, but the excecution really held it back. I still got to get to the ending, though.

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Single-Player RPGs / Which Final Fantasy Has The Best Story and Why?
« on: November 23, 2010, 08:24:56 PM »
I'm really just asking for a fan's opinion on this, and you don't have to have played them all, really just asking out of the ones you have played. Also, to any potential smart alecks, I don't even care if you think they all suck. In that case which one sucks the least?

As for my two cents...that's about all I got. I have only played one game in the series from start to finish (Final Fantasy XIII with my brother, and I actually quite enjoyed the story), so I can't really comment on what game has the best just yet.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed
« on: November 22, 2010, 05:32:49 PM »
Now lets hope it actually gets a western release this time...

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Radiant Historia
« on: November 22, 2010, 02:03:00 PM »
Bumping this back up for localization announcement.

"Hell" to the "yeah"! Ah, but it's coming out in February.=( So much for pre-ordering. I need to save the money for Tactics Ogre and Okamiden. I'll get it further down the line, though, maybe in April.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tactics Ogre
« on: November 21, 2010, 01:45:48 PM »
Is a guy not allowed to have other hobbies aside from playing video games here? I've probably played 3 hours worth of video games this year.

Relax, they're just teasing.=P

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tactics Ogre
« on: November 19, 2010, 01:28:41 PM »
Release date announced for February 15th and it looks like we're getting the cards afterall!

Grr...That's earlier than I anticipated, and I just pre-ordered it...I might want to rethink my next GS purchase tomorrow...

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest IX
« on: November 19, 2010, 01:27:24 PM »
It pretty much is a DQ3 successor, and the only other game that plays most similar to it. Whether it's better or worse varies.

Well, that's certainly good to hear. I might pick it up when it gets cheap, then. Thank you.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest IX
« on: November 18, 2010, 11:48:49 PM »
Does anyone know how Dragon Quest IX compares to Dragon Warrior III? The latter was the only DQ game I really liked so far.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic
« on: November 11, 2010, 03:32:22 PM »
Does anybody know how rare/valuable Suikoden III is? Because I have a copy in my GS online cart for $12 (first time I've seen it for less than $30)...but I'm only supposed to use my debit card for emergencies. I'm just wondering if it would be possible for me to find it again for such a good price later next year?

Buy that shit, now!

I'll see if I can get it delivered to the GS in the Capital and pay in cash.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic
« on: November 10, 2010, 11:40:00 PM »
Does anybody know how rare/valuable Suikoden III is? Because I have a copy in my GS online cart for $12 (first time I've seen it for less than $30)...but I'm only supposed to use my debit card for emergencies. I'm just wondering if it would be possible for me to find it again for such a good price later next year?

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 3 Confirmed for The PSP
« on: November 10, 2010, 03:07:07 PM »
I'm looking forward to it, though I still need to purchase and play VC2.
On a side note, I'm just happy that more good games are coming out on a platform I already own, so VC3 on the PSP is good for me.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic
« on: November 07, 2010, 06:18:59 PM »
http://www.atlusnet.jp/papercraft/

That...is...awesome! :O I'd printing those ount right now!!

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