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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic
« on: October 29, 2010, 03:42:37 AM »
As with the P1 remake, the original opening was better.  IS for Playstation had perhaps my all time favorite game opening (especially the music) and this new one was ehh in comparison.  The original EP had a kickass opening too.

Going to have to disagree. There's lots of symbolism in this opening, especially as it shows each character individually. I love the bright colors and the female vocals towards the end. I will agree that EP had an awesome opening, though. Maybe it's just the nostalgia you attached to the original games?
I think so too. Anyway let's compare:

Original Persona opening

Persona Re-release opening  

Original Persona 2 Innocent Sin opening

Persona 2 Innocent Sin Re-release opening



I like the poem at the beginning of the original Persona's original theme (first time I had seen it) but then there's nothing else that goes on, just a slow piano tune and some scenery that has little relevence until the part at the very end. The re-release at least gave it a good song, had more going on, and offered bits from the story to keep things interesting yet followable. It still could've been better, but at least it's good enough.

Persona 2's original intro: Again, I liked the poem, and at least with this one I understood what it had to do with the rest of the story. The piano tune was also nice since it went with the poem and it lead into the second song very well, and of course, I liked both songs. When things got more heavy after the poem, at least most of it was followable and it showed scenes that would become relevent to the plot later on. You know, it just made sense.
The re-release, on the otherhand, was a clusterfuck: I couldn't keep up with the what they were showing, none of it made any sense except for when they went through a runthrough of everyone's personas, nor do I have any desire to run through it again and again until it does make sense, and the music just didn't seem to meld with the action very well.

Long story Short: I'm switching to the original intro if I can.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic
« on: October 29, 2010, 12:38:55 AM »
Choice is alright, I guess. I just don't like it when there's too many choices, and when there's no "right" choice that I have to figure out.

I'll see if I can pick up a cheap copy of Suikoden III someday, as well as Suikoden V and Tierkris.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic
« on: October 28, 2010, 01:56:26 PM »
That new intro is pretty nice, but does it match up to the old opening?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr4NvMeHbmc

No, I'd have to say that while the new one's pretty decent, it just doesn't match to the original intro; good thing they're going to have both on there.

The original opening was all kinds of awesome. It set the mood just right and left me wanting to find out what it all meant. I haven't seen the new one, but I'll probably switch it to the old one pretty quick. I doubt they could beat it.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic
« on: October 28, 2010, 01:50:17 PM »
I've not seen anything regarding Suikoden II. I'll probably pick it up as my first in the series. If it can't impress me, I suppose nothing will.

Still, when I said it looked generic, I just meant from a gameplay and aesthetic perspective, especially the first game, which visually is about as generic as a game can get, and I imagine it did not even impress when it was new. The later games, particularly V and Teirkris, are at least visually impressive, even though the gameplay is nothing new. With that said, from what I understand, Suikoden III is actually pretty unique for the series and actually did something unique with the gameplay, correct? I might want to go check it out some time. I almost bought it a dozen times, but every time I figured I wouldn't like it because it's Suikoden.

As for the positives, the only good things about the series I've ever heard mentioned, including here, are the large cast and the story. To be quite honest, that just leaves me even more weary of them, since that reminds me of a bunch of games I hate: The large cast reminds me of Infinite Undiscovery and Final Fantasy VI, while the themes in the story (politics, war, etc.) remind me of Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem. Not that those series have anything to do with Suikoden, it's just, well, I'm not sure if it's just the excecution that made my dislike those elements in those other games, or if I just don't care for them in general.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic
« on: October 28, 2010, 10:06:49 AM »
I've never had much interest in the series outside of Suikoden V and Tierkris. People keep telling me that they're some of the greatest games ever, but they look pretty generic to me. What's supposed to be so good about them?

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic
« on: October 27, 2010, 04:28:54 AM »
Hmm, I found a couple more scans and put them up:

http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2010/601.html

I almost made a new topic about that but saw a new post on this one and figured it was probably already being talked about by now.
part of me was hoping both games would be released as one game, but oh well

Eternal Punishment will most likely be coming anyway. Atlus knows. Separate releases, more profit anyway. :P

Also, I love that they're keeping the original music. :)

And unfortunately, I'll be buying both of them. Hopefully they release it in the U.S. this time, but I'd still get it if it weren't.

And yes, keeping original music is very good news.:) I wasn't fond of some of the remixes from the remake of Persona 1 (the soundtrack was still pretty good overall, though).

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday
« on: October 27, 2010, 04:25:22 AM »
I can't wait for it, man. I never played Parasite Eve before, but I always wanted to, so I think this outta be a good enough experience for me.:)

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic
« on: October 24, 2010, 05:04:56 AM »
I don't know, if I started with DDS I probably wouldn't have gotten interested in SMT.  I found the story to be ridiculous and Part 2 absolutely butchered the series for me with the plot twist that puts SO3 to shame. The battles weren't particularly interesting for me, either.

I'd recommend SMT2 to start with, personally. Maybe it's just because it's what I started with and I'm loving it over nostalgia, but I feel it's the strongest in the series.

I'd also stay far away from Raidou 1 and immediately skip to Raidou 2.  Raidou 2 does everything Raidou 1 does, but about three times better.  But be warned that the load times are quite bad.

I like your thinking, man. I like it a lot.:) Skipping Raidoh 1 anyways, since it lacks demon negotiations. I'll youtube the first if I need to. And the story of DDS does sound very off-the-wall, not so sure I'd like it.

However, I think SMT2 might be a bit too odd to start with. I tried it at first, but was completely lost. The first game starts out in a more meaningful way, and I think the story in 2 is easier to follow (kinda, sorta) if you play the first game first.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic
« on: October 24, 2010, 12:59:55 AM »
I love the MegaTen games. I was admittedly pretty put off by Persona 3 at first, but once I tried Persona 2 and especially Shin Megami Tensei 1 for the Super Famicom, I fell in love with them. So far, I've played SMT1, SMT2, Nocturne, Strange Journey, Persona 1-3, and Devil Survivor, and I've loved all of them, though I've never finished any of them. These games are long. I still need to get the Devil Summoner games, then I'm just gonna try to focus on finishing the ones I got.

Definitely finish at least Nocturne, Strange Journey and P2.

And I'll say the same thing I tell pretty much everyone else around here: Get Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 if you can. They have Nocturne's battle engine, if that helps any, and a great story.

Strange Journey and P2 I'll finish no problem. Nocturne's a different story, but that's because I played it after I played Strange Journey, so it's a rough transition to say the least. Digital Devil Saga, on the other hand, doesn't really interest me. The gameplay doesn't sound interesting, and they took out the Negotiations that I love so much. I'll still probably get them, they're by far the lowest on my wish list as far as SMT goes.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic
« on: October 24, 2010, 12:30:54 AM »
I love the MegaTen games. I was admittedly pretty put off by Persona 3 at first, but once I tried Persona 2 and especially Shin Megami Tensei 1 for the Super Famicom, I fell in love with them. So far, I've played SMT1, SMT2, Nocturne, Strange Journey, Persona 1-3, and Devil Survivor, and I've loved all of them, though I've never finished any of them. These games are long. I still need to get the Devil Summoner games, then I'm just gonna try to focus on finishing the ones I got.

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