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1411  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest IX on: November 18, 2010, 11:48:49 PM
Does anyone know how Dragon Quest IX compares to Dragon Warrior III? The latter was the only DQ game I really liked so far.
1412  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Linear and simple RPGs on: November 18, 2010, 11:32:56 PM
oh yeah FF13
that one is supposedly "linear and simple" to most people

I'm afraid he already has it and doesn't care for it much. There were some parts that were too complicated for him, and Chapter 11 wasn't very fun (I loved CH.11, personally, but I know my brother hated it. It was Chapter 12 and 13 that stopped me cold).
1413  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Linear and simple RPGs on: November 18, 2010, 11:08:08 PM
The PSP has plenty of What he's looking for: Hexyz Force, Brave Story, Crimson Gem Saga, Star Ocean (Kind of. It's not turn-based, but I thought it wasn't that complex), Breath of Fire III if you import, and I'm sure I'm missing a few.
1414  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What will bring RPGs back? on: November 18, 2010, 11:04:34 PM
Tactics Ogre and Persona 2 are day-one purchases for me, and I already have a few DS and PSP games on reserve for Christmas. Dues Ex 3 also looks good, but I've yet to finish the first two. Dragon Age 2 also requires that I get Dragon Age 1: Ultimate Edition, first, and that's assuming my computer can run it.

Otherwise, I'm too busy playing catch-up right now. RPGs can take a break for a while, just so I can get the ones I missed and finished the ones I started. These games are long, you know.
1415  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Linear and simple RPGs on: November 18, 2010, 09:49:53 PM
What about the Breath of Fire series?
1416  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Is JRPG... on: November 18, 2010, 02:21:01 PM
I wonder if it'll be a "retro" game like a few particular game like Cladun or Half-minute hero.

That would be nice. Also, I liked most of Imageepoch's games, so I'll be sure to check out those games they intend to publish.
1417  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Is JRPG... on: November 18, 2010, 11:48:41 AM
What a horrible ad...

Agreed...
1418  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle on: November 17, 2010, 12:16:41 AM
I think I could get to like Phantom Brave. The music especially.
1419  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle on: November 16, 2010, 11:50:44 PM
Thank G-d I never bought the Wii version. Granted, I'd still like to get the Wii version, just so I can have something on it to play, but I do prefer portable games.
1420  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Is this an RPG or not? on: November 15, 2010, 08:52:08 PM
Why does RPGFan cover Point 'n' Clicks? Or Mega Man Legends 3? The main site really knows how to stretch the definition of "RPG". In the end, I have to agree that genre definitions are arbitry, but still, I can't say Zelda is an RPG because it just doesn't scratch the itches that most widely accepted "RPGs" do.
1421  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite and Least Favorite RPGs on: November 13, 2010, 05:42:18 PM
Ooo I love lists =D

Favs:

Xenogears - Awesome story AND giant robots!
Chrono Trigger - Started my obsession with the genre
Final Fantasy VI - Reinforced my obsession with the genre
Fina Fantasy X - Awesome story yadda yadda yadda
Grandia- This was a sleeper hit for me, got it as a present, looked unappealing but then I played it =D
Lunar - Just awesomely old school
Shadowrun - Genesis version -  Love the cyberpunk

Least Favs:

Grandia II - Dissapointing after the first, and felt too short
Shadow Madness - Didn't play to much into this one but just, ugh
Jade Cocoon - Not a fan of monster collecting (Though I just gave the SMT series a shot and it's growin' on me big time)
Oblivion - Gives me ADD, too much side stuff to do makes me feel like I'm neglecting the "real" game, which was mediocre
Fallout 3 - Gave me a FPS instead of the RPG I was looking for

Tactical RPGs I'm normally not a fan of, but I still try one out from time to time.  I just don't like how they're usually chapter based, I like to explore.

I'm another that generally doesn't get into WRPGs.  It's the style for me too.  More of the art style really.  They're mostly fantasy, and the Arthurian/Tolkien-esque style fantasy which I just find kinda meh.  I know everyone thinks the sci-fi/fantasy combination is overused now, but it's still my favorite setting.

Yeah, I greatly dislike the settings and art-style in most Western RPGs. It's just so bland and overused. I also don't care for Sci-fi/fantasy, but that's mostly because the Star Ocean and Phantasy Star series left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth towards them, and obviously there are exceptions, provided its done well. I generally prefer modern settings and post-apocalyptic settings, though there aren't that many games go for that unfortunately. However, I can get over a lame setting, provided the story and gameplay are solid, and that's where I find most WRPGs fail, at least according to my tastes.

In fact, now that I think about it, there are at least 10 western RPGs: Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Planescape: Torment, Diablo, Albion, Torchlight, and of course, The old school games that inspired JRPGs(Ultima, Wizardry, Might & Magic, Bard's Tale). I also enjoyed the demo of Eschalon, and I'm sure I'd like Shadowrun for the Genesis once I play it. Maybe someday I'll find more games like those.
1422  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite and Least Favorite RPGs on: November 13, 2010, 02:25:30 PM
Infinite Undiscovery is a dungeon crawler??? In any event, I think Infinite Undiscovery is yet another case of an early HD game that people don't like because they were expecting a next generation game not just in the graphics department. I liked it for what it was - a pretty straightforward JRPG with fun combat system.

Dungeon Crawler because I spent too much time in the dungeons.=P I only rented it a while back, so I probably don't remember much else. I think you're right in your assumption about people being disappointed that it's not something new and interesting, but even for what it is, Infinite Undiscovery was a game that bored the crap out of me, plain and simple.
1423  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite and Least Favorite RPGs on: November 13, 2010, 04:55:44 AM
I just remembered a few more least favorites that definitely deserve to be on the top of the list, and I assume I forgot them on purpose:

  • Final Fantasy (GBA/PSP) - As much as I love Final Fantasy for the NES, it hasn't aged well, yet I still found that its old-school quirks made it interesting to play even to this day. Take those out, however, and then you're left with a very basic RPG that's the very definition of generic. Combine that with a laughable lack of difficulty, and then you have an utterly pointless game, and it just doesn't get any worse than that without being utterly broken...actually, even a broken game can at least be played for laughs.=P
  • Infinite Undiscovery - It's just an utterly generic and tedious game, and few other games have ever felt like a greater waste of time. Not to mention it's the least addicting Dungeon Crawler I've ever played. Not much else to say, though. It's not so much bad as it is painfully generic.

Honorable Mention:

  • Most Western RPGs - I'm not really sure why, but I just find the whole genre unappealing outside of a few cases. I didn't want to list any because at the end of the day, I dislike them all for the same reason: They're just not my style.

Actually, that's all I got, since the other ones I was thinking of were eother tactical RPGs or were only bad once I got halfway through and screwed myself over.=P
1424  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Help me blow some cash on: November 13, 2010, 03:13:53 AM
I trillionth the PS2 recommendations, and I suggest getting a DS second.

Xenoblade has absolutely nothing to do with Xenogears or Xenosaga btw. Not even in the slightest. Not even as a spiritual successor. They just tacked on the name to attract fans of the series and because the director wanted to put "Xeno" on something.
1425  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zone of the Enders 2 - RPG or not? on: November 12, 2010, 10:16:45 PM
what about the various musou warriors games by koei?

Those are action games with RPG elements.
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