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1051  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea: Makai Collection announced on: September 25, 2012, 11:57:07 AM
G-ddamnit, I thought it was a collection of the first 3 games. :(
1052  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 24, 2012, 09:42:33 AM
I still can't stand Dragon Warrior 2, even after playing a lot of other DQ games.
1053  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which RPG Should I Play? on: September 24, 2012, 09:00:50 AM
Thanks for the tip, Mesh. I'll try to remember that when I play it, which should be some time this afternoon.
1054  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 23, 2012, 03:28:24 PM
As for the long term effects of this...well, its probably going to be a while before Sunrise approaches a third party to make a major Gundam production, and given Unicorn's general success it means even more UC stagnation/UC copies are probably scheduled for down the line instead of relatively original concepts like this show had thrown around. The whole generational conflict thing for AGE was such a great idea too. What a complete waste.

I think you're being a little too cynical, especially since Unicorn had some pretty interesting ideas on its own. Not to say there won't be more UC/UC-Like stuff, but I do think they'll go for more side work adaptions for a while, and there's some freaki' great side works for them to choose from.
1055  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which RPG Should I Play? on: September 23, 2012, 10:13:46 AM
I decided to pick Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete. Thanks for all the suggestions, everybody. You'll know how it goes when I post in the New Game Journal.
1056  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 21, 2012, 10:27:18 PM
And the player has a bunch of distracting, colorful icons on the side. Why?!
1057  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: September 21, 2012, 08:54:05 PM
At this time. I don't think it's out in Japan yet, so we gotta wait and see how it sells first.
1058  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which RPG Should I Play? on: September 21, 2012, 08:34:34 PM

It sounds like Final Fantasy VI should be set asside for now. I'll probably stick to the VC version when I go back to it.

Breath of Fire III has gotten surprisingly few recommendations so far. Not putting it aside yet, but it's close. I'm guessing it would be a better idea to finish the first two games in the series first? (Well, more likely there are just better games to play right now)

People are making good points about Tales of Symphonia, mainly that I'm already knee deep in it, so I may as well finish it. I just wonder how easy it is for me to really get into a game when I'm resuming from almost halfway in...

Lunar is getting high praise. I'll definitely have to give it more consideration.

Trails in the Sky and Wild Arms sound like they'd be something different. Now I have more confidence in them, too.

I'll make my decision in the morning (9:00 AM EST). In the meantime, if anyone else has any recommendations, I'd be very interested in hearing them.
1059  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 21, 2012, 11:46:30 AM
And Damnit, I missed free Vay! :(
1060  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which RPG Should I Play? on: September 20, 2012, 08:33:49 PM
I'd do Symphonia, since you seem to be already invested in it.
But why do you supposedly have a newfound hatred for that series?

You talking about my Backloggery entry? I thought I updated that. That statement was 3 years old, when I tried the Vesperia Demo.
Whoever said Lunar:SSSC sucks is a dirty liar. It's probably one of the better versions out there (not sure if the PSP version is better or not but it's its only real competition).

Although FFVIA does indeed suck ass. The translation and the trivialization of pretty much every meaningful ||(or) choice are the only benefits that version offers compared to the awful audio compression and graphical loss of quality. And much like every other bonus dungeon slapped to the end of a GBA FF port, this one's not worth it too. The VC version is still the definitive.

The rest are good choices too, especially since they each offer something different.

If you want something new, I'd say go with Wild ARMs.

I thought as much, regarding Lunar.

And honestly, the translation in the VC version has been kind of annoying so far. There are some rather jarring mistakes, at least in the first few hours, and this is coming from someone who didn't notice the mistakes in Breath of Fire II at all.

I'll definitely put more consideration towards Wild Arms, though.
1061  Media / 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.
1062  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 20, 2012, 03:40:26 PM
Recently played:

Thunder Force II
Lightning Force
Castle of Illusion
Alisia Dragoon
Contra Hard Corps
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Final Fantasy VI
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus
Monster Hunter Tri

Thunder Force II was okay. I got to level 4 after a while. The overhead stages are really confusing, though.

Lighning Force was much better. Got to stage 4 on my second try.

Castle of Illusion was better than expected. It's a fun platformer for its time. The second part of stage 3 is horrible, though. That's the part where there's some rushing watter that flows periodically, and you have to make sure you're above it when it comes. Well, when you get to the part where you have to go under a little passage way and get to the other platform, it's pretty much impossible to get there before the water knocks you back. I lost all my lives on that little part. It sucks.

Alisia Dragoon wasn't as fun as I remember. The third stage was awful, and I have no clue how I'm supposed to beat the boss of it.

Contra Hard Corps is as fun as any Contra game. As hard as one, too. Really wish there was a password system, or at least more lives. I still made it to the second stage anyways, though. Furthest I've ever made it in a Contra game was stage 4. That'll be my goal for next time.

Castlevania Bloodlines is also pretty great. I got to stage 3 after a while and decided to take a break. Might go back to see what stage 3 looks like, though.

Final Fantasy VI  is the one I've been trying hardest to play, but I just can't get motivated for it. I only played for an hour and then got bored. I think it's because I've been through this part of the game too many times, though. If I could just find a reason to continue...

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat is even better than I anticipated. I only played a few stagest, but it's been really creative and fun so far. Contrast this with DKCR, which bored me in about 5 minutes, it just makes me more and more disappointed in the direction Nintendo has been going lately.

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core - spent a solid hour just playing against the computer. Lost a lot of fights, but I won just as many, too. Might go back to this one soon. I need to get ready for online play in the PSN version next month.

Monster Hunter Tri - I hate this game so much, yet I can't stop playing it every time I turn it on. I spent hours trying to complete the stupid trapping quest with the Quaroth or whatever it's called. The bird with the horn than can call a Dragon. I hate it so much. Only other option is to do the freakin' sea quest, but I hate Sea quests even more. Maneuvering in the water is rediculous. Once I get a Vita I'm going to Freedom Unite and never looking back...

So, as you might be able to tell, I've been floundering around trying to find something that grabs me. I thought maybe I should take a break from RPGs, too, but I've had very little luck there. I think I may just come up with a short list of RPGs I may want to try to get into and sort through it. Maybe I'll make a thread here, too, just because...
1063  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: September 20, 2012, 03:36:26 PM
I might actually give the series a second chance with this one since they're making permadeath optional.

Same here. Actually, this'd be the zillionth chance I've given it. Permadeath just makes me overthink everything, and even then I still screw up a lot. It's just not fun.
1064  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: September 20, 2012, 02:59:39 PM
That I certainly agree. On the other hand there are som many titles that are released at the same time or with a really short window of difference. This game on the other hand didn't even get announced to the West... But hey, it's probably just a matter of time, maybe before the mid of next year we'll get the game.

Not exactly sure what games you're comparing, but I'm guessing that since this is more risky, they aren't going to get a translation ready until they see how well it does in Japan first. Plus, it's probably more story/dialogue dependant, and the developers might care a bit more about how well the translation goes (making sure it all comes out right). Mostly just guessing, though.

I'm hoping it's just that a portable game like this isn't a pressing concern, and they'd casually announce it for early-to-mid 2013 near the end of the year or early next. It'd REALLY suck to have one of the more promising RPGs from what was once the premier JRPG company just get completely ignored for US release when the 3DS SHOULD be on the rise and isn't the dead platform the PSP is.

You're probably right. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if it gets announced through Twitter or something instead of a full press release.
1065  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: September 20, 2012, 11:39:34 AM
Considering how professional translations are more thorough and require input from the original creators, I can see why it would take longer.
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