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1516  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade + The Last Story on: December 06, 2010, 01:16:04 PM
Xenoblade pretty much plays like every MMORPG out there. Why people are so excited about it ? I thought JRPG fans hate single player MMO.

I DID enjoy FFXII a lot actually, the bigger problem with 'single player MMO' is when you take some of the worst aspects (grinding for items to pass a quest) without some of the best (large, well developed world). At worst I don't see Xenoblade taking only the worst there, and I certainly don't see it being as much of a time sink. Then again it's not like I'm limiting my game interests to JRPGs here either.

Yeah, if they can come up with an interesting world, which all the videos I've seen seem to focus on, I can see Xenoblade being very enjoyable.
1517  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Will there be a Lunar 2 on PSP? on: December 06, 2010, 01:13:42 PM
I'm amazed at the hype, personally.  Like Dragon Quest, I find these titles to be too plain and based on too many archetypes to be interested in them.

The phrase, "cliched, but well done," is how I would describe Lunar: SSSC. Even though the characters are super-archtypal, they're very well done. Between the anime cut scenes and the voice acting, you really got to know them much more inimately than most other RPGs.

That and the humor sums up my reasons for enjoying Lunar: The Silver Star.

I'd also like to note that I played Lunar and FF for the first time two years ago, and I still enjoyed them.
1518  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite and Least Favourite Tactical RPGs on: December 05, 2010, 05:57:56 PM
Advance Wars is one of the best console tactics games.  You missed out if you're calling it average.. putting it in the same category as grindea factory trash is just sad.  Also note that Advance Wars is not an SRPG.. neither are a bunch of other games people have listed in this thread, but I haven't felt like pointing them all out.

Front Mission 4 is good if you like party management/customization.. so if you claim to be a tactics fan you should have enjoyed it more.. although that depends on your level of skill.  I've found that skill plays a pretty big role in whether someone likes FM4.. that and whether they like customizing and min/maxing mech configurations.

Check out www.tbstactics.com if you're a tactics fan.

I love Advance Wars. I also enjoyed Front Mission 4, though I think I would've prefered Front Mission 3 and Front Mission 1.
1519  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Will there be a Lunar 2 on PSP? on: December 05, 2010, 05:55:23 PM
I'm amazed at the hype, personally.  Like Dragon Quest, I find these titles to be too plain and based on too many archetypes to be interested in them.
As much as many may hate the Working Design's translations. The Sega cd and PlayStation Working Designs scripts made "Lunar the Silver Star" one of my favorite rpgs.

I loved the Translation, at least in the first game, even if the humor didn't always feel like it belonged. It lightened up a story that would've been too boring if it was actually trying to take itself seriously.
1520  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 04, 2010, 11:39:41 PM
I haven't seen V Gundam, but if it's anything like Zeta Gundam then I can only give a mixed review. Sometimes the show is spot on, others it falls falt or is overly dramatic. Also, Zeta Gundam is fucking long. 50 episodes is a lot for a show that doesn't keep a consistent stride. I have five episodes to go before I'm done, but I can say the latter half was more enjoyable the former.

That sums up my opinion of Victory Gundam, but so far I think Zeta had a better overall excecution. It is getting better, though, and it hasn't plodded as much as Zeta tends to do. I think...
1521  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wizardry on the PS3 on: December 04, 2010, 11:04:00 PM
I have a Wizardry Collection that I haven't spent much time with. Maybe I'll play some more of that.
1522  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: December 04, 2010, 05:30:47 PM
Got to World 6-3 in super Mario Bros., the furthest I've ever gotten. =) And now I'm being tempted by Etrian Odyssey, but I wanna save it all for EO3 on Xmas.
1523  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite and Least Favourite Tactical RPGs on: December 04, 2010, 12:19:12 PM
if you think the graphics in any of the gba fire emblems are shoddy the DS ones are worse. only a blind hardcore fan could like the DS FE's.

Or a casual fan who can appreciate it for being a good game and not let things like graphics or story get in the way of that.
1524  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wizardry on the PS3 on: December 04, 2010, 12:15:39 PM
Yeah, a user on another forum brought that to my attention. I so wish it would get ported to the West, seeing as how I can't understand Japanese.
1525  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite and Least Favourite Tactical RPGs on: December 04, 2010, 10:30:18 AM
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I ABHORRED Tactics Advance and A2.  They didn't do the original any justice and the law system was awful.  The story was pitiful.

FFTA didn't even have a story.

And it was still substantially more coherent than the original FFT.

ice burn

Well, it kinda did have a story, it was just easy to ignore, not counting that obnoxiously long and slow intro. Ugh, take that out, and FFTA would've been quite a bit better, IMO.
1526  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 03, 2010, 10:20:57 PM
Is V Gundam worth my time?  Did a little research; can't tell.  I know some people here love Gundam so I wouldn't mind a few opinions.

I might as well toss in my opinion. I only watched 3 episodes, but that's as much as I could stand. I was marathoning the entire meta-series at the time, so that might explain it. It was only a few months ago, though. I'll watch some more tomorrow and see. I remember it being too overly dramatic, like there was bad stuff happening at every turn, and it was very heavyhanded with its themes, but we'll see. SRW got me somewhat interested, to say the least, so I have some motivation to watch it again.
1527  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: There's no MMO like your first. on: December 03, 2010, 10:16:34 PM
Phantasy Star Universe was my First, at least the first that I got into. My real first was either Runescape or Furcadia, neither of which suited my tastes at all. I liked it a lot when I first played it, but I never spent that many hours on it since I got yelled at for playing it into the wee hours of the night.=P I prefer Phantasy Star Online and Final Fantasy XI now, and spent a lot of my free time on them way back when.
1528  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: the new fire emblem game... on: December 03, 2010, 10:12:56 PM
Place one of your more powerful units just barely inside (or even outside) the enemies' movement range and have some of your other units just outside enemy range. After they all come forward to attack that spearhead unit, decimate them on your next turn. And, obviously, just be sure you're not using a mage as your spearhead unit when the enemies have weapon based attacks and vice versa. When possible be sure to put your spearhead unit on a cell with terrain bonuses like fortresses, forests, etc.

Oh cool, I think I've done that before but didn't know it. But seriously, thanks for the time, I'll try to remember that the next time I play.

No problem. Just remember in Fire Emblem you aren't competing against the superior tactics of the A.I. as the A.I. is in fact quite stupid. Rather you're usually competing against being outnumbered, in the dark, distance attacks, beginning at a tactically disadvantageous location, and etc.

Cool. I was beginning to overthink it when I went through some scenarios in my head. I'll try it out tomorrow on Shadow Dragon.
1529  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Indie Games Winter Uprising - Epic Dungeon, CSTW, Aphelion 2, Soulcaster 2 on: December 03, 2010, 07:56:52 PM
I'll be getting Chthulu Saves the World and possibly Epic Dungeon, I never played Soulcaster or Aphelion, so I'll have to check out some reviews for those.

Which reminds me, I still need to play Breath of Death VII.
1530  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: the new fire emblem game... on: December 03, 2010, 06:28:38 PM
Place one of your more powerful units just barely inside (or even outside) the enemies' movement range and have some of your other units just outside enemy range. After they all come forward to attack that spearhead unit, decimate them on your next turn. And, obviously, just be sure you're not using a mage as your spearhead unit when the enemies have weapon based attacks and vice versa. When possible be sure to put your spearhead unit on a cell with terrain bonuses like fortresses, forests, etc.

Oh cool, I think I've done that before but didn't know it. But seriously, thanks for the time, I'll try to remember that the next time I play.
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