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1276  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone - The Namco X Capcom sequel on: April 11, 2012, 01:54:06 PM
meh, so its a SRPG?

With fighting game mechanics for combat, yes.
1277  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone - The Namco X Capcom sequel on: April 11, 2012, 01:29:33 PM
I liked Namco X Capcom and Endless Frontier, so color me excited, especially with the cast already mentioned.

...oh wait, it's on the 3DS? Guess I got some things to look up.
1278  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade on: April 07, 2012, 06:02:39 PM
So about the Gamestop preorder artbook. Does that come inside the game case or does it come separately?
It comes separately and its an odd size. Its not the same size as a DVD case but the paper is pretty high quality.

Freakin' nuts man.... That makes me mad.... I asked 101 times if pre-orderring got me any goodies... having already played through the European thus I felt no need to buy the game again unless there were some limited edition bonus.... NEVER was I informed of this  "art book"..... damnit.....

It really isn't that good of an artbook. Certainly not $50 worth. I would've preferred a mini-sountrack or something. I'd give you mine if it weren't for the fact that it goes surprisingly well with the other two artbooks I own.
1279  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 07, 2012, 05:14:47 PM
I never did post this:

Beat Final Fantasy XIII-2 with my bro. They didn't fix everything from Final Fantasy XIII, since they definitely did not fix the story that a lot of people hated. Instead, all they did was create a story so bad, it eclipses any negative feelings you had towards the first game's story. It was confusing, it was poorly presented, poorly constructed, and most importantly, it felt unfinished. It provided for most of the game just questions, no answers, and then towards the ends just throws more answers at you than you can process, while still leaving most of the important questions unanwered. Worst of all, it actually started to become really good in the final third, only to undo all that with its horrible ending, which I would be even more mad about if I hadn't stopped being invested in the story entirely after the second chapter. This really is just a terrible, terrible story.

With that out of the way, though, I'll say that practically every facet of the gameplay was great. I especially like how it rewards you for exploration with so many things, especially by learning more about the story, as well as experiencing some side stories that I personally felt were better than the main story. There wasn't a single moment when I was actually playing the game that I didn't enjoy, though I kinda wish my bro hadn't gotten us a "God" Chichu, since that made things way too easy for us. I'm really looking forward to playing the game through again, this time with more challenge.

Asside from that, the Characters were pretty good. I especially liked the development of Noel. The visuals were as great as always, though there weren't many CG cutscenes. The music was hit or miss, though. Some tracks were good, some were bad, a lot were forgettable. Overall, it's a really good game that's held back from greatness by its story.
1280  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 06, 2012, 11:53:26 PM
Finally got to New Generation in Robotech. My favourite.

I never thought I'd hear those words.

Anyways, I recently finished watching Gurren Lagann again, and it's still just as fun the second time around. This time I saw it with my brother, who loved it too.

Speaking of my bro, he just finished watching School Days with no prior knowledge of the ending. His reaction was absolutely priceless. XD
1281  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 06, 2012, 10:52:50 PM
I'm not very literate at all, but I liked FFXIII's story. It was presented well, with a cast of  characters I actually cared about (a first for the entire series) and I felt were well developed, was very focused, and managed to get across its themes and messeges to someone as thick as me without feeling like it's being hammered into my head. Maybe it needed some work on the finer details, but at least on the surface it's very well done. If you really want an example of a godawful story, just take a look at XIII-2. Even I could write a book on how bad that story is. =P
1282  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 06, 2012, 06:14:21 PM
XIII 1 and 2 I can see with that, but...Type-0 and Versus XIII both have their own settings that are seperate from XIII's. I don't think Type-0 is even in the same universe.
1283  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 06, 2012, 05:43:54 PM
Stylistically the games are too similar to be considered 'different' entries.

As an example, Final Fantasy X was inspired by Southeast Asian locations and mythology. Final Fantasy XII was inspired by European politics and history. Final Fantasy XIII ... well... all the games have very similar roots and thus aren't as diversified. For those who like the direction FFXIII heads in, that's fine. For those of us that don't, it's somewhat stagnant.

But what about Final Fantasy 1-6, 9, 11, and 14? Those have very similar styles and inspirations. I wasn't aware completely different styles was an FF staple. I thought it was just something that those games you mentioned happened to do.

..and that's even assuming you're right about the FNC games all having the same inspiration, which I honestly don't think is the case.
1284  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: So I just played TERA... with screenshots. ***Bandwidth Intensive*** on: April 06, 2012, 03:12:17 PM
Yo, I used the bottom code.
1285  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: phantasy star online 2 on: April 06, 2012, 01:47:36 PM
Honestly, if they didn't expand much on the PSO model it'd be a bit of a ripoff for it to be a P2P game, especially considering the kind of support Sega tends to provide.

...you do have a point there. I was kinda hoping for a game with a big world to explore, but that's not something the first two games even bothered doing. PSO's always been more action than exploration.
1286  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 06, 2012, 01:39:32 PM
Truth be told, I'm kind of waiting for this whole crystalsomethigarather saga to fizzle out. The thing about the FF series is that each iteration is different than the last, and that quality has never been more appealing than it is now.

...but how is this any different? Outside of the basic combat and some repeating environment, and some character cameos, XIII-2 is a very different game from XIII, and Type-0 and Versus XIII have very little to do with eachother and the rest of the Fabula Nova Crystallis. Outside of being under a label, it seems to me like nothing has changed.
1287  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade on: April 06, 2012, 12:28:43 PM
The environments have some pretty low-res textures to them, actually, and as Robert mentioned, they do a lot of tricks to make the graphics seem better than they are. There are plenty of games on the Wii that look better than Xenoblade Chronicles, IMO, especially games from Nintendo. Yes, the environments are big but the graphics took a hit for it. I do like the art style, though.
1288  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade on: April 05, 2012, 06:44:04 PM
@Maxximum - Sounds like the two would even themselves out, so I'd say it was decent guage. :P

Kind of ironic that this became GS exclusive when the original push used Amazon as a foundation.

I still believe those Amazon pre-orders did jack squat, or at most convinced Nintendo to make it Gamestop exclusive so people wouldn't think it did anything. <_<
1289  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade on: April 05, 2012, 03:31:02 PM
I spent over ten hours running around colony 9 and...The next area is even BIGGER.

You sir have officially made my day. :D
1290  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: April 04, 2012, 09:08:41 PM
Oh, I thought you were talking about in-game items.
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