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931  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Kingdom Hearts II on: April 07, 2006, 04:38:14 PM
Quote from: "daschrier"
It did?? What characters were cool?


Dude, seriously, we're talking about a game with Donald Duck in it. You can't get much cooler than that.
932  The Rest / General Discussions / PS3 $500 Euros on: April 05, 2006, 08:16:11 PM
Well, there has been plenty of speculation that it will be expensive.

As for me, I'll wait for a price drop or two. Of course that is also considering that I'll actually want one.
933  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass on: April 04, 2006, 09:46:19 PM
Quote from: "blackthirteen"
Iíve lost interest in the Zelda series since Ocarina of Time. Itís not that the latest installments had become that bad, but the series have lost something essential in comparison with the first episodes.


I somewhat agree. I thought Wind Waker recaptured some of the Zelda charm, but ever since Miyamoto handed the creative control of the series over to Eiji Aonuma I have had a harder time feeling that Zelda feeling. Especially with the Capcom games. However the series remains tremendously fun so I keep on playing.

I do have high hopes for Phantom Hourglass and Twilight Princess. I don't think I'll be let down by any means, but I'm hoping the Zelda charm will make a humongous come back.
934  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: April 03, 2006, 07:08:37 PM
Kingdom Hearts 2 = finished. I was even pretty dang close to having the second, secret movie at the end since I finished all the worlds and had 87% of Jiminy's Journal complete. Maybe once school is finished I'll go back and finish Jiminy's Journal to get it. But for now I'm satisfied.

Great game, great ending.

Even if:
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The last boss fights (yes a plural) against Xemnas took me an hour and a half! Seriously, I would've loved to have a save somewhere in the middle of all that, BUT NO! And fighting alongside Riku was flippin' fun as hell.
935  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: April 02, 2006, 10:35:10 PM
I have to say the Pride Lands in KHII were hella cool. Now all I need to do is the second episode there and finish up Atlantica whenever it happens that I get the Thundaga element. Pooh's story book is finished and I got that lovely Cosmic Ring to equip on Sora who STILL needs more AP even though he has almost 60 with the ring.

I'm getting close to being finished. Game clock says twenty-six hours.
936  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: April 02, 2006, 06:36:20 PM
I'm around twenty-four hours into Kingdom Hearts. Over the last two days I've put twelve hours into it. Guh, I haven't done that since Wind Waker!

Anywhoo, I'm to the second episode of Halloween Town. Sora and friends are level forty. And if I would have bothered with Pooh's story book in the last game I have a feeling I would have spent a lot less time at the Coliseum. It's just a lot of uncomplicated, good ol' fun. I only have one missing page left to find.

And I'm WAY glad Atlantica is just a place of timed and rapid button pressing now. It was the area I hated the most in the last game, but it's much better this time around.

That is all! Now I'm going to rest my poor eyes :(
937  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: April 02, 2006, 12:08:45 AM
...I played KHII for eight hours today. Started off on my first trip to Port Royal and ended going there for the second time.

Though I think I may have messed up a bit.

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As soon as Kairi showed up in Twilight Town I went back. After the events there I went to Hollow Bastion and totally skipped Halloweentown and whatever world was beyond it. I hope that doesn't screw me up too severely.


And I wasn't expecting a boss fight as hard as Xaldin's as the rest of the game has been fairly easy. But wow, he kept kicking my ass even though he was obviously just a Kain wannabe, the loser. Finally I switched party members and used Wisdom to own him. Did I mention he was hard?

This game rules.

EDIT: Some very minor spoilers I guess.
938  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Breath of Fire on: April 01, 2006, 11:54:22 PM
Quote from: "Dade the Ass McLaren"
Quote from: "James8BitStar"
I seem to remember the situation was that Capcom made the game, Square was only involved with the US release because Capcom thought it would sell better if Square's name was on it.


I'm callin bullshit on that one.


Yea, Capcom had Square's help with creating the first BoF. I'm not exactly certain, but I believe Capcom enlisted Square's help to give Capcom a presence in the RPG genre in the early 90s. They just didn't have any ideas themselves for an RPG, I suppose. As to how much of the game was developed by either party I have no clue. I'd probably have to hunt down a booklet or see the credits and I'm up to neither task.
939  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star Ocean: Till the End of Time on: April 01, 2006, 11:42:28 PM
Quote from: "Hidoshi"
Biggest. Letdown. Ever.

Great battle system, don't get me wrong, but the entire game's premise is SPACE GALACTIC WARFARE BOOM ZING BAM STAR WARS. And you get stuck on a stupid little medieval planet fighting evil trees. Strike one.

So okay, stick us on a medieval world. But it's a TINY medieval world. Those 'overworld' sequences are so short and cover so little ground, it feels more like you're off to the variety store than roaming the world. Strike two.

That 'plot twist'? Lame. In fact, most of the story wound up being lame. If not for the excellent battles, I don't think I'd have stuck around until the second disc. The only characters I wound up liking were Cliff and Nel. Everyone else was either plain as shit or annoyed the skin off me (fscking Peppita). Strike three.

YOU'RE OUT.

So yeah. Big flaming letdown.


Yea, I couldn't have said it better so I'm quoting Hidoshi. But since I feel like it:

I think Star Ocean 3 sucks. The battle system was fun and kept me playing for twelve hours. But I gave up because the plot was going nowhere, the characters all sucked, the majority of the voice actors annoyed the fuck out of me and lastly: I WANTED AN RPG IN FUCKING OUTER SPACE DAMMIT! Not some lame ass backwater world I could find in a large percentage of other games out there.

Two huge thumbs down.
940  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 31, 2006, 09:28:55 PM
I made it to the oldschool black and white world in KHII. Fighting Hydra at the Coliseum was fun as hell! And I love this game!
941  The Rest / General Discussions / Man, WHAT on: March 31, 2006, 05:14:18 PM
I have a feeling I'm lucky in the fact that I don't get it.

Thank God.
942  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 31, 2006, 12:22:30 AM
Just made it to the Coliseum in Kingdom Hearts II.

Where the Mulan world was bland and not really entertaining, Beast's Castle was a huge improvement...and it had some badass boss fights.
943  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 30, 2006, 12:41:43 PM
I'm to Beast's Castle in Kingdom Hearts 2. The Mulan world was pretty fun, but the game does have one thing that annoyed me about the original. That being the characters in the worlds hardly develop, and what development is there is shaky. Mulan as Ping was worthless, but once she changed her clothes she turned into a fierce fighter. That's a great way to develop the character...

Boss fights are still fantastic.
944  The Rest / General Discussions / Americans seeing and hearing more profanity on: March 29, 2006, 10:57:26 PM
Quote from: "Cauton"
Cursing isn't a big deal for me. I personally don't curse very often, but that's not because of some moral standpoint. I rarely feel the need to use curse words, as I'm fully able to express my viewpoint without using expletives.


Same with me really. I tend to not swear unless I'm trying to put A LOT of emphasis on something. But I have no big deal with people who do swear a lot. Personally, I find language to be arbitrary. What is considered vulgar in one language or area of the world may not be elsewhere. I was fairly surprised when I found out "shit" wasn't considered vulgar in many English speaking countries and that they used the word often. Because of this I have no problem saying or hearing cuss words. But I try really hard to respect others' beliefs on the matter by not swearing if I know they find it offensive. Though I have been known to fail at this XD
945  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 29, 2006, 10:44:55 PM
I got my hands on Kingdom Hearts II today and I played it for four and a half hours straight. That's the first I've done that with any game since Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance last fall. Okay, so I guess that wasn't too long ago, but still!

I was somewhat disoriented at first having not played Chain of Memories and having no idea what was going on. I'm glad the game filled me in to some extent. And wow, it was actually pretty sad.

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Poor Roxas. It was kind of heartbreaking to me to find out he was only a portion of Sora. I suspected something along those lines from the get-go, but it was still sad.


I stopped at Yen Sid's tower. Supposed to be reading some book.
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