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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 4 on: June 15, 2015, 06:46:52 PM
I'm...not sure what I was saying either, but but I'm sure I'll forget I wrote that in about 10 minutes, so...eh...

Ironically I meant to leave it at "I can't really relate to what you're saying since I suck at roleplaying and have since I was a kid, so I can't see it as anything other than a non-issue." Guess I should've gone with my gut instead of my incredibly fuzzy head. =P
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 04:30:13 PM
Nice to get a release date ahead of time. I'll look forward to it next E3 when they'll have more to show...

Also, I though Sea of Thieves looked cool...then again, I always need more Pirate games that don't suck in my life...

Unravel looks great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpnY1G3vt_0
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 4 on: June 15, 2015, 04:28:18 PM
The second part I can understand, but even Mass Effect gave you back story and other voice options to stear your character to where you want them to go.

I'll admit, I can't say I can relate to your plight. If I wanted to make up my own characters, I'd put put them in their own story. I'd use my own tools and imagination, rather than trying to make someone else's story work for my own purposes. To me, the thought of roleplaying in someone else's world - trying to force my own ideas into someone else's vision - is a futile and counter-intuitive effort...but that's a conversation for another time. All I'm trying to say is: I get that it'd probably suck if what you want is to roleplay a character to have to make your character fit to the potentially more limited amount of personality archetypes that voiced dialogue could present.

I still don't think it's a very important issue, or that every RPG needs to follow that idea. Even a choose your own adventure book had limits. I like to see these games like Visual Novels - games where you get to see the what-ifs that a more linear story wouldn't touch upon.

...I hope I'm making myself clear, because I feel like half my brain is missing today. @~@
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New-ish Earthbound! EDIT: First game on VC on: June 15, 2015, 03:08:44 PM
Cemetary section complete, girl is safe. Now I'm working my way through the Zoo. And by working my way through it, I mean I'm grinding like a madman because I have to use a lot of MP to not die in a couple hits. At least the defense-up psi-power is really useful for only 3 PP. Now if only I had more than 24 PP...

EDIT: Okay, got a lot of PP from the next two level ups. Still barely made it past the boss in the Zoo at Lvl. 11, but I succeeded nonetheless. I also returned the canary Chick, too, so now I have 3 tunes.

The real question is: where do I go from here?
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 4 on: June 15, 2015, 03:05:27 PM
I'm fine with a voiced protagonist, since I don't need a bajillion different experiences, I just need one that's actually worthwhile. If I have to have less dialogue options to make the ones that are there more memorable, I'll take it in a heartbeat.
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New-ish Earthbound! EDIT: First game on VC on: June 15, 2015, 12:49:27 AM
You could run in the original NES game, natch.
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 14, 2015, 11:40:18 PM
I forgot about Bethesda's show. Anyways, since Fallout 4 already happened, that was the announcement I wanted to see. And I must say, I'm pretty stoked.
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New-ish Earthbound! EDIT: First game on VC on: June 14, 2015, 11:34:41 PM
To be fair, I personally don't like playing NES games on the 3DS. Maybe it's because I have the first iteration, but a text heavy game like Earthbound Beginnings would have me squinting at the screen the whole time...

Anyways, I did get it, and I got through the Cemetary portion. I can certainly say I appreciate this game a lot more than I did before. It's still pretty grindy, though.
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New-ish Earthbound! EDIT: First game on VC on: June 14, 2015, 08:01:04 PM
Earthboobed indeed. I'll still get it, and will probably hate it as I did the last time I attempted it, but fuck if I don't love Earthbound enough to get suckered like that. =(
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 14, 2015, 04:03:46 PM
Oh, I'd love to be wrong about Platinum's Transformer game, since I like Transformers, and a high-octane action game based on Tranformers G1 from one of the best in the industry sounds like a match made in heaven.

But so did a Legend of Korra based-game from the same developer, and that ended up being a wasted opportunity, largely because it was a budget game that was rushed out the door. And Activision does that with a lot of their games. It's hard for me to get up my confidence when they're stuck with a publisher that never seems to learn from their mistakes...

You have noone but yourself to blame for that one. I was also, like others Korra or Platinum fans, looking forward to it and it ended up being no more than what it could be under Activision's hands. And that (believe it or not) is fine. If you were after something bigger then... I guess you gotta take this as a lesson learned the hard way.

First off - no, that is not "my fault" for expecting Platinum and Activision to do a good job and put out the best work they possibly can. That's what a consumer does, and there's never any reason to expect anything less. Just like how you and everyone else is expected to do the best they can at whatever job they do.

Second - If that's the best they can do under Activision, then indeed I have learned my lesson: I'm keeping my expectations buried under the ground for this next game, and will continue to do with any other game Published by Activision, as this is far from the first time I've been burned by them. For a while I assumed it was the developer's incomptence. Now I know it's just the publisher's fault for rushing their games.

You know, I don't want to be angry with you, Ygg. Especially in this case. Korra wasn't terrible, but it had a good combat system and nothing else going for it. It was a waste of potential, and as far as I'm concerned, that's the biggest sin a creator can make - to have a good idea and do nothing of value with it. It only frustrates on both ends, and the most you can hope for is someone somewhere learns from those mistakes and uses that idea better. If Tranformers Devastation is also a waste of potential, if nothing was learned from Korra (and believe me, Activision never learns), it'll be a lot more than disappointing to me. It'd be absolutely disgusting.
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 14, 2015, 02:46:44 PM
*June 30th 2016
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 4 on: June 14, 2015, 12:49:27 PM
I also had no noticeable problems on 360.  I heard the PS3 port was problematic, but maybe that was just me being a fanboy at the time.  This time around, it'll definitely be PS4 for me, so I'm hoping all will be well.

As someone who bought the GOTY edition of Fallout 3 on the PS3 only for it to be unplayable in only a few days, I can assure you that there was no fanboying there.
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 14, 2015, 12:47:12 PM
Oh, I'd love to be wrong about Platinum's Transformer game, since I like Transformers, and a high-octane action game based on Tranformers G1 from one of the best in the industry sounds like a match made in heaven.

But so did a Legend of Korra based-game from the same developer, and that ended up being a wasted opportunity, largely because it was a budget game that was rushed out the door. And Activision does that with a lot of their games. It's hard for me to get up my confidence when they're stuck with a publisher that never seems to learn from their mistakes...
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 13, 2015, 10:11:34 PM

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...Well I mean, on the bright side it has a chance to be the best Transformers game. 

...On the other hand, their game output does seem to have an "either/or range" that the game is either amazing or crap.

To be fair, their games are usually crap when they're given very little time or budget to pull off what they're trying to do.

Since this is an Activision game, that is most likely the case here...
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SMTxFE (it lives!!!) (aka 'Persona Emblem') on: June 13, 2015, 01:02:01 PM
I believe they've said since the beginning that it was going to be a traditional turn-based RPG. This is looking more like Zelda Warriors or Pokemon Conquest, in that the other name is more fanservice to get people to branch into other series they might not have tried, rather than making it a full combination of the two influences. Considering Nintendo's fanbase is notorious for buying /only/ Nintendo games, I can see why that's happening.
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