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1081  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Squeenix teases 13-3? on: August 23, 2012, 05:50:45 PM
My biggest beef with FFXIII's battle system is the lack of options.  There's no depth.  The idea of abstracting control with the paradigm system was interesting but at the end of the day you only had 6 paradigms to choice from so there weren't actually many choices to make.  Every single battle could be won with the same strategy.  And I mean every single battle.  First buff/debuff, then focus on damage with some healing thrown in, and once the enemy is staggered go all with damage.  There, I just described every single battle in the entire friggin game.

Jesus Christ, that's more strategy than I used. I just spammed wide attacks (especially the -agas once I got them) if they're smaller enemies while the rest cleaned them up, or spammed the smaller spells until they were staggered if it was one or two bigger guys and then went all out. Only healed on the boss fights/huge monsters. I don't think I ever buffed once...

How does anyone play this game without becoming bored to tears?

I couldn't, but my brother could, since he absolutely adores repetition in games. He spent the entire KH2 mashing X and called it the most fun gaming experience he's ever had.
1082  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 19, 2012, 10:16:46 PM
So now I've just started up Dragon Warrior III for the GBC, and so far its blowing me away how much better it is than 2. The graphics, details, and tweaks make this game actually refreshing to play.

It's subtle, but I think DW3 was one of the better looking GBC games.

Indeed it is. The animations and little bits here and there make the game look really good. I like how when you find a weapon in a chest, they all look fairly unique (I think, only found a few so far)
1083  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Anime Style RPG on: August 19, 2012, 09:45:28 PM
I would suggest trying:


The World Ends With You - Has all of your requirements. It is a weird game that requires a lot of use of the touch controls and takes place in modern day Tokyo.

This. You'll find few other games that fit your requirements as well as this one does.
1084  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 19, 2012, 11:25:27 AM
Has anyone downloaded Dust: An Elysian Tail yet? I didn't even really know what it was until yesterday. After reading a couple reviews I plan on purchasing the game the first chance I get. It looks awesome.

Argh, I knew something good came out this week! I've been waiting for that game since it was first shown off in 2009! Guess I better go get it.

I wonder if they'll ever get around to making the animated film the game was technically supposed to be based on? Not that I expect much from it, but it would be neat to see an indie animated film once in my life (well, one that's not from Japan, since I've seen Voices of a Distant Star).

Anyways, I've been playing Dragon Quest IX all week. This game much better than I remember and certainly better than DW2, though it still has its fair share of annoyances. Anyways, I'm closing in on the 50-hour mark (40 of which are from this week alone) and got all Seven Fyggs. Gonna take a break from it now, since I gotta clear out some quests before I head to the observatory, and I really don't want to do them. Most of the quests I gotta do are awful. Hell, most of the quests in this entire game are awful. =P

So now I've just started up Dragon Warrior III for the GBC, and so far its blowing me away how much better it is than 2. The graphics, details, and tweaks make this game actually refreshing to play.
1085  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time hits PSP / PSN on July 31st! on: August 16, 2012, 09:43:15 AM
Glacial or not, I still found the beginning of KH2 to be one of the better parts of the game, along with those Gummy Ship battles.

I'm too...scared to play this game. =P I was all ready for it until I found out that it doesn't use a traditional grid-based system (I skimmed over the battle system parts in the reviews since I simply assumed it was standard. Live and learn). Strategy games are notoriously frustrating for me, so the thought of having to learn a completely new gameplay style has me quacking in my boots - it just seems too daunting! I know that sounds weird, since I played and enjoyed and didn't suck too much at Heritage of War, but honestly, I didn't know that was a strategy game until someone pointed it out to me. I just figured it was like FFXII - an RPG with a little more control over your allies. I may end up putting this series off for a long time.

Though, I think Phantom Brave may have a similar style of gameplay. I suppose I could always play that first and see how I handle it. I'm just in that game for the music, so I don't mind if it turns out it sucks.
1086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade or Final Fantasy 12.. what's your preference? on: August 14, 2012, 06:49:15 PM
Does the game ever explain the giving presents system? i am about 55 hours in and don't remember seeing any mention of it. I have yet to do it. How is it performed?

Go to the collectible menu and select the item you want to gift.  Hit "A" then hit give/present and pick who gives it to who.

Well now I feel stupid. I thought he was talking about trading. I don't even know how I thought that. I hope he didn't read my post yet...
1087  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade or Final Fantasy 12.. what's your preference? on: August 14, 2012, 03:42:54 PM
EDIT: Wrong info
1088  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite "Tales of" Game and why? on: August 12, 2012, 04:43:33 PM
Once again, I'd love to hear your explanation of why Vesperia's battle system is broken. 

Me too, man. I played the game front to back with almost zero problems, and the only problems I did have were due to the AI that I didn't know how to change at the time.
1089  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 12, 2012, 04:10:55 PM
Fake Edit: On second thought, I'm probably going to skip Samurai Seven. I've seen the actual Seven Samurai movie so I already know what happens, furthermore I was pretty unimpressed by the whole mecha ascetic, plus it came from Gonzo Studio which means I can almost guarantee you the ending will suck.

You sure about that? I've seen some trailers and AMVs of Samurai 7, and it doesn't seem to be at all like the movie...though maybe I just don't remember the movie very well...
1090  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 11, 2012, 04:37:55 PM
Just ended up buying Utawarerumono (yes, I did have to look at the box to spell that). I can't remember if I watched any of this before or not (I keep confusing it with a bunch of unrelated shows), but I'm hoping it turns out well.
1091  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Getting psyched for Gungnir on: August 10, 2012, 06:56:23 PM
I read the review this morning and the game got bumped up from a maybe to a must-buy. It sounds really good, though I have a feeling that "Playing into a corner" is exactly what I'm gonna wind up doing. =P I guess I'll have to make multiple saves as Ashton suggested.
1092  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: August 10, 2012, 06:52:31 PM
Thanks for the news. It's coming earlier than I was hoping, though. If it came out in late December than I could use my potential Christmas money to get it. As it stands, it seems I'm gonna have to dip into what's left of my bank account.
1093  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Games you've basically "Memorized" on: August 10, 2012, 06:49:34 PM
Dragon Warrior I. I don't know why, I even found Loto's/Edrick's Seal on my my first try this time.
1094  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 10, 2012, 06:47:57 PM
How many Stars are there? I'm on 3-star Quests in Monster Hunter Tri and it's too hard. =P

Anywho, I played Dragon Warrior I on GBC all morning and afternoon, getting to and dying on the Final Boss' final form, and this evening I decided to play some more Dragon Quest IV on DS and finally beat it. It's hard to believe I've actually been enjoying Dragon Quest these days. It gives me renewed hope for this series.

EDIT: Just beat Dragon Warrior I, too. Fun game, especially compared to the NES version.
1095  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade or Final Fantasy 12.. what's your preference? on: August 10, 2012, 12:53:29 PM
I was surprised that so many people on these forums seem to have such mixed views about FF12 since we only have a couple (glowing reviews of it)
http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/finalfantasy12/index.html
http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/finalfantasy12-intl/index.html
andddd
http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/Xenoblade/index2.html
http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/Xenoblade/index.html

They're not the same reviewers. Heck, one of them I don't even see around anymore.
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