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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Has anyone heard from Victor Ireland lately? on: July 07, 2006, 08:57:30 AM
The thing that boggles my mind is that Vic said the final straw was when Sony wouldn't approve their translation of Goemon.  I was just wondering why anyone thinks Sony would do that, or do you think Vic is blowing smoke and using Sony as a scapegoat?  There are far worse games available on these shores that obviously passed their approval testing.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Has anyone heard from Victor Ireland lately? on: July 06, 2006, 08:51:17 AM
Like him or not though, he brought over RPG's that would otherwise never have seen the light of day in the USA.  They weren't always the greatest choices granted, but at least we got them.  I miss him and hope he makes an announcement soon about SOMETHING.  Even if just about the evolution of man.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Has anyone heard from Victor Ireland lately? on: July 05, 2006, 05:20:59 PM
I still wanna here Victor Ireland's big mouth again.  Like him or not, ya gotta admit he offers interesting perspective!  I didn't realize the Xbox had any non-western RPGs beyond a few remakes.  Fable "360" or whatever it will be called just doesn't get me all warm and mushy inside.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Has anyone heard from Victor Ireland lately? on: July 03, 2006, 09:30:42 AM
God I hope Vic doesn't defect to MS.  I'm one of their cult despisers.  The last thing I want to see if them buy a monopoly on the videogame world too, even though it'd be hard to outspend Sony.  Are their really JRPG's on the 360 in Japan?  I always scour the Japanese websites and can't think of any except that Blue Dragon.  Maybe Nintendo? :)  Personally, I really miss Working Designs.  Their games can have hokey translations, but at least he cares and usually brings over series we'd otherwise never see here.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Has anyone heard from Victor Ireland lately? on: June 30, 2006, 02:16:31 PM
He used to be really public.  He was always posting in public forums, his own website, doing interviews, etc...  The last I heard from him was his statement about his company going defunct and possibly doing work for all the great Xbox360 J-RPG's coming out (LOL!!!).  I was just wondering if anyone has anyone seen anything from him since then?
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is anyone else scared? The death of regular J-RPGs :( on: June 02, 2006, 03:27:26 PM
Thank you Cauton, you just said exactly what I've been trying to say this whole time.  And beyond your anlysis, you are the first one to actually offer an opinion on what you feel the future of single player RPG's is.  That's all I asked.  Thank you.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is anyone else scared? The death of regular J-RPGs :( on: June 02, 2006, 02:55:48 PM
Last reply!  All those RPG's "DO" use the standard commands ATTACK, MAGIC, ITEM, FLEE, or some variation thereof.  Just because there may be more strategy to them such as the ATB system, Suikoden's one on one duels, Shadow Hearts' ring, aerial attacks, combos, tensions guage, whatever: They all still use those basic commands.  I guess this topic will get pinned, and of course it will be because I'm an idiot of course.  But all I asked (read the topic) is if anyone else feared non-online RPG's were going to eventually die away on the new systems.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is anyone else scared? The death of regular J-RPGs :( on: June 02, 2006, 02:29:53 PM
Maybe I should've posted this in the MMORPG forums.  Maybe then someone there would stay on the titled topic of "tradtional" console RPG's and offer a shred of support.  The topic was not "Aren't online RPG's great?  When are they going to take over and become the norm, not the eception?"  Can a moderator please close the thread?  I'm sorry I even started it...
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is anyone else scared? The death of regular J-RPGs :( on: June 02, 2006, 02:02:06 PM
Man I didnt think Id be so misconstrued.  I was hoping for some moral support!  Traditional J-RPG's ARE turn based.  Let me rehash the games again: Final Fantasy (at least it was), Suikoden, Digital Devil Saga, Xenosaga, Breath of Fire, Atelier Iris, Disgaea, Dragon Quest, Lunar... That's a traditional RPG.  If you want to do away with that, then you're talking direct control, or the action RPG.  Action RPGs are great too.  Kingdome Hearts, Shining Force (if you care for the new ones), Ys Ark of Nephalim, Brave Fencer, Drak Cloud.  That's not what I was talking about.  Again, my fear was the slow reduction of TRADITIONAL RPGs, not action RPGs.  "ANYWAYS", to get back to my original topic, does anyone else fear that non-online RPG's will become less and less on the 360 and PS3?
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is anyone else scared? The death of regular J-RPGs :( on: June 02, 2006, 01:11:30 PM
Quote from: "Dade"
I dont think they're a dying breed...but you have to admit that video games aside from online content havent really evolved other than graphics and minor gameplay tweaks.

What they mean when they say the future of gaming is online is that...that's where they want to go to make video gaming evolve, but not necessarily where all games are going. There are still TONS of traditional rpgs coming out......where the fuck have you been the past six months? I got more fuckin single player RPGs in my stack of shit than I have in the past six years.

Edit: oh and speaking of MMOs.....there have been a lot of MMOs out in the past couple years, but most of the ones taht come out and succeed....have very little to do with the universe it comes from. Look at WoW....it plays nothing like the other Warcraft Games. Final Fantasy XI plays nothing like the previous FF games. All they're doing is taking a name that sells, making a new genre out of it...and releasing it to a mass of people that dont normally play video games. You have no idea the number of people that play MMOs that DON'T play console games. It's pretty surprising.

Just cause Final Fantasy XI and other RPG series are starting to release Online content doesnt mean Single Player Console RPGs are going anywhere.


OK, slow down killer.  First of all, I specifically said NEXT GEN rpg's.  There are a ton coming out for the PS2 right now.  It's heaven.  My fear is that the single player genre will get thinner and thinner as companies invest more of their resources online gaming.  Second of all, I think you missed the whole point of the topic.  I know their are probably millions of die hard MMORPG fans.  That's great, but I'm not one of them, and I'm not the only one.  I'm talking about one player RPG's that we play today.  I don't care if there's a FF XI as long as we get our steady stream of the usual RPG's.  It's been almost five years since we'll have a new TRUE one player Final Fantasy (once 12 reaches the states).  And heck, the last true Phantasy Star we got was on the Sega Genesis!!  They allocated all their resources online.  That's BS.  Gamers looking for a standard RPG adventure have been stranded on that series for eons.  And even though FFXIII may not be online, you know that's where the shift will be.  There will be less and less one player games as companies gradually shift to online gaming.  And I don't want to be forgotten.  If I want to mingle online, I'll sign up for AOL.  I just wondered if anyone else felt that standard RPGs will start dwindling in this next generation.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is anyone else scared? The death of regular J-RPGs :( on: June 02, 2006, 12:39:17 PM
Is anyone else with me here, or am I just hallucinating.  All I hear is talk of online this, online that, connecting the world and people (Peter Moore can kiss my a$$).  But it sounds like the Mr. Allen was also raving about the online aspect of this next generation.  I can see it now:  Suikoden Online, Breath of Fire Online, Dragon Quest Online, Tales of (insert word here) Online, Disgaea Online, Xenosaga Online, Atelier Iris Online, Digital Devil Saga Online, Fire Emblem Online... So maybe not everyone cares about all those titles, but that's not the point.  Phantasy Star, one of the J-RPG pioneers, has been ruined for years (we'll see about Phasntasy Star Universe).  Final Fantasy XI pissed me off as we all got shafted the usual great adventure.  I can just see everyone bringing their franchises online.  I can't stand MMORPG's.  I don't know about you guys, but I want my one player J-RPG that progresses and has an ending.  I keep hearing about how Microsoft and Sony want to reach out to all the casual gamers, and I'm afraid that single player games will get left out.  I'm really nervous about it.  Am I being overly nervous for no reason, or is it the cold reality that our non-online games are a dying breed?
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