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1396  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 21, 2012, 11:46:30 AM
And Damnit, I missed free Vay! :(
1397  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.
1398  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.
1399  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...
1400  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.
1401  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.
1402  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.
1403  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 19, 2012, 11:38:11 PM
HD 358/2 Days Cutscenes? The only 2 KH games I like bundled together? Heck yeah! So getting this if it ever comes over here.
1404  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 19, 2012, 06:02:05 PM
Again, I'm fine with the changes so far. The soundtrack bits we've gotten are superb, so I'm will to trust Ryota Kozuka on this. I also love the new Demon designs, but then again, I used to be a big tokusatsu (or at least the american-ized versions) fan, so this does bring me some nostalgia.
1405  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2012: Smaller, lighter PS3 model unveiled, $269.99 (MSRP) on: September 19, 2012, 03:20:27 PM
What's unfortunate is that they don't ship that hybrid cable with the slim units.  Honestly one of the best, customer-friendly options out there for cabling.

Oh yeah, it was definitely a good idea. They stopped doing it now, though? Weird. That was one of the smarter things Microsoft did with the system...
1406  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2012: Smaller, lighter PS3 model unveiled, $269.99 (MSRP) on: September 19, 2012, 03:07:02 PM
I get composite /component confused as well.

To clarify my new xbox came w/ the same thing I hooked my snes up to the tv w/.

Composite, I'm guessing. Red/Yellow/White connectors, right?

The PS3's official "A/V Cables" are a composite, btw: http://us.playstation.com/ps3/accessories/av-cable-ps3.html

Even my 2009 360 came with a component cable, albeit it was a weird hybrid, so it was attatched to a composite as well. At least I used the cable it came with, anyways.

EDIT: Yay, I have over 1000 posts now, and a post count over 1 (which is a record for me).
1407  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: September 19, 2012, 10:10:17 AM
@NicoNico: Who thought it was a good idea to have comments zoom buy on the screen while you're watching the video? And why doesn't the "turn off comments" button work for me?
1408  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2012: Smaller, lighter PS3 model unveiled, $269.99 (MSRP) on: September 19, 2012, 09:38:31 AM
"AV" isn't a specific type of cable, it's the most general category (Audio/Visual).  Even HDMI is a type of AV cable.  I think you're talking about composite cables...

In other words, they're just friggin vague.  Though it likely is composite...

The $350 PS3 I bought last year (October of Last Year...) even came with a composite cable. I'd be very surprised if this cheaper model came with an HDMI.

EDIT: Or was it a component? I'm not sure now...
1409  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone - The Namco X Capcom sequel on: September 18, 2012, 08:42:27 PM
Siliconera's back up, so I checked the links, and now I'm excited to see that Jedah and Juri are in it! And Batsu from Rival Schools, too.
1410  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone - The Namco X Capcom sequel on: September 18, 2012, 08:43:31 AM
Who is there from Cyberbot? Siliconera is down right now...

EDIT: Nevermind, it took me long enough but I found out it was just Devilotte. Not that I'm complaining, I love Devilotte, but she's been the only character from Cyberbots to get any recognition whatsoever.
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