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1501  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: JRPGs are total shit, WRPGs are THE shit on: July 10, 2009, 03:43:41 AM
Final Fantasy has great hair. Final Fantasy: Spirit's Within had the most wow hair as I know of.

FFXIII and Versus's hair looks great too though.

The only problem is that they accidently put the women's hair on men.
1502  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSX vs PS2 rpg lineup on: July 10, 2009, 03:38:12 AM
Since Square didn't bother to release ANYTHING for the PSX in Europe apart from your usual FFs (lol but no tactics), PS2 wins by default. I had more RPGs on my Sega Saturn, for fuck's sake.

There were other JRPG folk who released their games in PAL regions. Yes, we did miss out on Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy Tactics (well...we have it now) and Xenogears, but we did get many other non-Square RPGs. There are other awesome RPGs out there.

The only RPGs I remember when I used to get the UK OPM were Vandal Hearts, Breath of Fire III, Wild Arms and unmemorable stuff like Azure Dreams...  Yeah, it turns out a handful of the so-called classics did come out eventually, a year after NA, in 2000, but are so hard to find that I only found out PAL Suikoden II and Star Ocean 2 existed fairly recently. The exception to this would be Grandia, Ubisoft did a good job of actually making copies of that. :P

But regardless, the European RPG player will have a decidedly different opinion of the PSX, and this discrepancy has been minimalised with the PS2.

We got:
Alundra
Alundra II
Azure Dreams
Breath of Fire III
Breath of Fire IV
Final Fantasy Origins (I + II)
Final Fantasy Anthology (IV + V)
Final Fantasy VI (with Final Fantasy X demo)
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Front Mission III
Grandia
Jade Cocoon
Koudelka
Legend of Dragoon
Legend of Kartia
Legend of Legaia
Parasite Eve II
Saga Frontier II
Star Ocean II
Suikoden
Suikoden II
Vagrant Story
Vandal Hearts
Vandal Hearts II
Wild Arms

Maybe a few more, but nothing spectacular.
1503  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSX vs PS2 rpg lineup on: July 09, 2009, 07:37:06 AM
Not many.

Atlus games? We didn't get those.

Working Designs games? Only Alundra.

Enix? Well, we did get Star Ocean 2.

Not that it was much of a problem for me. I've got a modded Playstation and an NTSC U/C PS2 :3

PS1 or PS2? PS2, I think. PS2 had its classics, but two of my three favourite RPGs are PS2 titles.
1504  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: JRPGs are total shit, WRPGs are THE shit on: July 09, 2009, 04:29:37 AM
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What scares me is I can't tell who's being sarcastic in this thread and who's not :(

I was serious. Maybe.

What I don't like:
-realistic graphics
-lack of colours
-sand box gameplay
-bald space mariners

One of those is not enough to make me want to play another game, but a combination of those factors will usually make me lose interest. That's why I enjoyed Legend of Mana and Romancing Saga, but not Oblivion.

Not that I like all of the things asociated with Japanese RPGs. At the moment I have zero interest in playing future Final Fantasies.
1505  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: JRPGs are total shit, WRPGs are THE shit on: July 08, 2009, 03:24:00 PM
WRPGs suck. Freedom of choice scares me. Now I'm going to play Tales of the Abyss and appreciate the irony.
1506  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Oh, dear God, no! Not this again! (Deaths in RPGs) on: July 06, 2009, 01:00:31 PM
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Oh yeah, that's right, only Seth died. I only recalled his death and the group getting smaller and smaller.
1507  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Oh, dear God, no! Not this again! (Deaths in RPGs) on: July 06, 2009, 04:14:37 AM
I have some emotional memories from Illusion of Gaia:

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Kara's pet pig sacrifices itself to the starving tribe to save our lives.  That was horrible.  Oddly enough, I was momentarily stunned when the Jackal burned to death in front of me as well, even though he was my enemy.  Burning to death is a scary concept, as are dying pets.

I had almost forgotten about Illusion of Gaia.

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Most of Will's friends died too. That game was actually extremely dark. Like how you have to turn in that slave to the slave trader if you want the red jewel. Or the part where you have to play that russian drinking game and the loser commits suicide.

1508  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Oh, dear God, no! Not this again! (Deaths in RPGs) on: July 06, 2009, 02:32:15 AM
The first character death I experienced must have been in a SNES RPG. It was probably Lufia II. Lufia II or Terranigma. Terranigma was really depressing at times.

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Entire towns were wiped out (the zombie town still gives me the creeps), several important characters die, the whole story behind Crysta...

So naturally, when I saw Aeris die years later, I wasn't that impressed. I was more attached to her battle skills than to her as a character.
1509  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Most Annoying Playable Character on: July 05, 2009, 03:35:00 PM
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So what kind of girl eyecandy do you want to see in a JRPG? Do you want some Inuyasha looking charcter, or those beefcake Cho-Akinies, or a straight up bishe Sephiroth style, or a burning spirit hot-blooded character like Kamina, or are you looking for something else like a harem protagonist or something?

Nothing over the top for me, though I can't exactly speak for everyone (Inu Yasha is extremely popular after all). Guy from Tales of the Abyss was nice to look at and it's always fun when characters have multiple outfits.

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for me the most annoying character by far is Sophia fucking -Esteed in star ocean 3. ever since the first time i heard "it looks like i'm improving" i wanted to rip my ears off,and banished her from my party forever.

Sophia was scary. Her eyes were eating her face.
1510  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Most Annoying Playable Character on: July 05, 2009, 12:38:33 PM
It doesn't, just explaining it. Besides, the game's from Japan, which has some of the most skewed perspectives on things, ever.

Yeah, I know. Even though it's common in Asia, I thought it didn't match with the character they tried to portray.

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Her head evolves.

Jin and Ziggy were the only two that looked the same throughout the trilogy.
1511  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Most Annoying Playable Character on: July 05, 2009, 12:11:44 PM
Well, in Xenosaga Asia is located on a supposedly dead planet that hasn't been seen in centuries :P

And evne if it's the norm in Asia, it doesn't make it any less annoyingly stupid.
1512  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Most Annoying Playable Character on: July 05, 2009, 11:59:34 AM
About Shion, I could handle the emo thing, it's all the details I had problems with. Like in the beginning of the first game, with the e-mail explaining thingy. She's supposed to be incredibly smart and that device wasn't even worthy of a tutorial.

Isn't that the game designer's fault?

Isn't everything the game designer's fault? Shion's reaction to the tutorial made her look stupid.

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Because she's a girl, and girls do stupid diets.

Not all do and I doubt she was supposed to be insecure enough to consider a diet.

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Character designer's fault.

Everything can be traced back to the people who actually made the game, that doesn't make it less annoying.

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You're playing a JRPG and complaining about it being sexist?

In this case it was so obvious it was stupid. And like I said, if the guys get eyecandy, girls should get eyecandy too.
1513  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Most Annoying Playable Character on: July 05, 2009, 09:30:10 AM

That, and her whole "OMG CYBORGS HAVE FEELINGS TOO!" mantra made me want to punch baby Jesus.

Which is why she's stupid. There's that one scene in the beginning where KOSMOS kills someone. Shion gets angry at KOSMOS even though she worked on the programming herself.
1514  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Look, I made a Kirby hat! on: July 05, 2009, 08:07:34 AM
That's very kind of you, my hands can't thank you enough :)

I'll buy some high quality embroidery floss for your bracelets to make up for it. And I think I'll throw in a small bracelet or two. I've got some neat Zelda ones.
1515  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Look, I made a Kirby hat! on: July 05, 2009, 04:35:04 AM
Oh, I've knotted worked with splitted embroidery threads, which is pretty insane. I'm surprised I didn't ruin my eyesight. If the design is good enough, I'm willing to try it again. I'll see what I can do with the Tetris Heart.

Example

Edit: Tetris Heart first attempt.

These are managable proportions. I can move the square a bit up to make it look like it has to drop down to complete the heart.

I wanted to make it larger, with more detail, but there is a limit to what my eyes and hands can do.
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