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1066  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Most Anticipated 2013 Discussion Thread on: January 16, 2013, 08:52:30 PM
...unless they're from Aksys (who may be run by mad men and women).

Yeah, I've been thinking that for quite a while now. :P

And regarding Ni no Kuni, I'm not gonna lie, I'm not that big of a Level 5 fan, I just like their storytelling in the Dragon Quest and Layton games. I think this at least has a chance to have interesting gameplay. Everything I've read about it and seen about it looks interesting enough to me. The rest I'd actually be less interested in if I thought Ghibli was 100% behind them. I honestly never liked Ghibli movies. They're way too weird and confusing for me...and this is coming from someone who watches a lot of anime. The story sounds more like something I'd expect Level 5 to come up with - at the very least I feel they came up with the basics of the plot, though we'll see whose writing shines through in the actual excecution. Characters, I probably shouldn't comment on. I've only say that I've found the Level 5 characters to be shallow, yet likeable, while Ghibli can make complex characters I never really give a hoot about. I'd even say the art style is at least 5% Level 5, if only because it seems to lack this slight oddness I've noticed in the most recent Ghibli movies. Or maybe I've just finally gotten used to it. Who knows...

Not sure who did the music, I'll look it up in a minute, but what I've heard so far is really amazing. I kinda wish I was getting a sample soundtrack with it.

...The long and short of yet another rant is that I understand everyone's concerns regarding Ni no Kuni. It doesn't have the best developer behind it (though I still think people might be a tad hasty in judging the gameplay), and the rest will likely rely heavily on whether or not you love Ghibli.

Yet, I am undeterred, and have nothing but the highest hopes for it (though I am at least slightly prepared for them to come crashing down should it turn out to be less exceptional than I want it to be, like the DS version kinda was).
1067  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix is making an FF thing on: January 16, 2013, 12:02:38 PM
Looks like Taelus was right all along. It's a battle-focused RPG with an insane party size.  It still seems to use a lot of the FFV sprites, but it mixes other characters as well...but If you want the most popular ones, you have to buy them, I guess.

BTW, it doesn't seem to support the iPad 3 or higher...I'm hoping that's a mistake. :/

Trailer: http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff_atb/en/trailer.html

That probably just means that the game isn't built for retina resolution on iPad.  I'm sure it will run on the iPad3/iPadRetina/iPad whatever the fuck.

Want condensed info?  I wroted a news story.

http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2013/1023.html


I see. And I'm glad the news story is up. I was too tired to read the whole thing when I wrote that. I didn't even know how it played, but now I do. Thanks.
1068  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix is making an FF thing on: January 16, 2013, 11:26:34 AM
Looks like Taelus was right all along. It's a battle-focused RPG with an insane party size.  It still seems to use a lot of the FFV sprites, but it mixes other characters as well...but If you want the most popular ones, you have to buy them, I guess.

BTW, it doesn't seem to support the iPad 3 or higher...I'm hoping that's a mistake. :/

Trailer: http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff_atb/en/trailer.html
1069  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix is making an FF thing on: January 16, 2013, 12:36:56 AM
The sprites are multiplying like rabbits, btw...
1070  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix is making an FF thing on: January 15, 2013, 10:54:40 PM
FFV remake details? I swear those sprites look like the FFV ones...
1071  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: New Ghost in the Shell anime on: January 15, 2013, 06:32:43 PM
^This.

But I gotta watch SAC from beginning to end, soon.
1072  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Most Anticipated 2013 Discussion Thread on: January 15, 2013, 02:28:17 PM
2013 for me is all about Dead Space 3, The Last of Us, Beyond: 2 Souls, and probably some smaller(Indie,Arcade, etc.) games that have yet to show themselves.

Meanwhile, you reminded me why I am about done with Non-RPGs. With the exception of Sly 4 and Shantae 3DS, none of the games I'm seeing coming out this year that aren't RPGs generally lack any sense of creatibity and whimsey to its visual style. While I'm sure they'll all be fun games, in order for me to be interested in a game in the first place for me to find out, it has to do something eye-catching, the best of which is through the visuals. I like to get lost in the world of a game, regardless of its genre (I can do that even with a puzzle game), and if the game is interesting visually I'm already ready to become invested in its world, regardless of what that eventually is or how it turns out. With most of the games coming out this year, I don't see any of them with a world I'm willing to take an interest in.

Now just to be clear: I am not dissing those games. Again, their probably good, fun games all around. But so are lots of games, and I'd much rather spend my time with the ones that appeal to me visually, and therefore the ones with the worlds I'll find the most interesting. So far, that seems heavily restricted to RPGs these days.

EDIT: TL;DR - I hate realistic art styles in games. Even adding some cel-shading, like in the Walking Dead Teltale games, is enough to make a game infinitely more appealing to me. But if it looks like my backyard, I'd much rather be out there than playing that game, no matter how fun it turns out to be.

EDIT 2: Also I'm discounting Wii U games, since I'm not getting a Wii U this year, and when I don't own a console, what comes out for it doesn't exist in my little world. :P
1073  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Most Anticipated 2013 Discussion Thread on: January 15, 2013, 12:40:02 PM
Ni No Kuni is my #1 most anticipated, and it comes out next week! I won't be able to play it until the week after, though...

Followed by:

Tales of Xillia
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
Etrian Odyssey IV
Phantasy Star Online 2

The first three I'll pre-order. Might also pick up Fire Emblem, but I'm not expecting much from it.
1074  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: January 15, 2013, 12:17:30 AM
I actually thought the demo was quite riveting. It was only early stuff, but so far I'm impressed. Sure, the story is only half-interesting, it has a cheezy hollywood style to it, the voice acting flat out sucks, the difficulty feels a tad low for a Devil May Cry game, the demon pull mechanic confused the heck outta me, and the platforming controls kinda suck, but the core combat was fun - not as fun as DMC usually is, but better than Ninja Theory has ever done before. It feels like a Heavenly Sword that doesn't suck, for instance, with the way you switch weapons with the trigger. The boss battle on show was also cleverly designed. At the very least, they know how to make this game intense, while also throwing in enough downtime to explore your surroundings, which is quite rewarding.

I honestly don't expect an unrelated party to ever really come close to Devil May Cry 3 and 4, but I think this is as close to them as I could possibly ask, assuming the rest of the game can hold this level of quality. That said, I won't be buying it day one, but that's more because of money issues than anything else. I may pick it up next year, though. And I look forward to it.
1075  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: January 14, 2013, 08:56:11 PM
G-d, this does look like a good game. However, and I hate to beat a thoroughly dead horse, I just can't get used to Dante's new look. I've seen it for over a year now, and it still looks...weird. That's, like, the only problem I have with the game, though. I was worried about the gameplay from the early videos, but it does look like they've patched that up recently. I guess I'll go play the demo and see if I like it, though I might just end up playing more of DMC4 and Bayonetta solely because I like the style of those games more.
1076  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: January 14, 2013, 07:45:58 PM
Can you? Nintendo's website said something specific about that, but I can't remember what and now I can't find it...
1077  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: January 14, 2013, 07:18:59 PM
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and if it had a physical cart.

Asides from a collectors perspective is this a problem? Would I have space issues if I got a bundle because I couldn't uninstall the game without losing it?

Oddly enough, I can't find a definitive answer to this question. You'd think it'd be in the FAQ...I can't find anyone even asking that question, let alone an FAQ that mentions it....

EDIT:

Reworded the question, and found the answer in the System transfer section (you won't lose the pre-installed game if you do a system transfer, btw. I didn't know that. The eShop accounts merge, too) And I found out that the game will be saved to your download history, meaning you can redownload it on that system (or any systen you do a system transfer to) via the eShop. So it is safe to delete if you run out of space.
1078  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Hideki Kamiya gets so pissed Kotaku alters reality on: January 14, 2013, 06:16:04 PM
I dunno, I guess it's just refreshing to see someone A) Not let Kotaku get away with their shit and B) actually speak their mind, even if it does make them sound stupid and childish.

Plus, the whole thing's as amusing as watching two twelve year olds fight on the playground...which, I find to be very amusing indeed.
1079  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: January 14, 2013, 03:58:53 PM
i just hope they keep it fundamentally turn based and dont start thinking they need a psuedo MMO style battle system.

I'm sure if they wanted to, they'd just go full action-based, kinda like the Devil Summoner games on the PS2.
1080  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 14, 2013, 12:28:35 PM
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I should probably play that soon...oh wait, yeah, now I remember, I need a controller. Guess I can use my PS3 one...

STALKER wouldn't work well with a controller at all and I doubt it even supports one.

That could be a major problem. I find FPSes to be completely unplayable with a mouse and keyboard. :| Crap...

Howso?

I can't aim for shit with a mouse, and I find mouses uncomfortable since I have so little space to use one. And I can never remember what key does what when I really need it when I use a keyboard.

Anyways, While the game itself doesn't support a controller, it seems there are programs I can use for it that'll emulate a mouse and keyboard with a controller, and there are enough major commands that can be mapped to a controller, too. I'll see how that goes once I get around to it sometime this week.
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