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1516  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 19, 2010, 08:56:51 AM
Yeah, I'm pretty much desensitized. I mean, I'm friends with people who draw explicit Persona 4 doujin, or hardcore yaoi, or both, in which the banana really is just a banana. Though I have to admit I don't like corn as much as I used to. And candy canes too. And popsicles.

Stuff like Ar Tonelico? Well, I'm a bit jealous of the girls, because there seem to be nice hot baths around every corner. I like baths.
1517  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Linear and simple RPGs on: November 19, 2010, 07:05:57 AM
Popolocrois (PSP). Sure, it didn't get any great reviews, but that's mostly because it's fairly old-fashioned and not particularly challenging. It's perfect for someone who isn't looking for something innovative and edgy and just wants a simple and fun RPG to play.
1518  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 19, 2010, 03:20:28 AM
Well, the C-rating stands for 15+, so it's not exactly the same as the American T-rating.

A = all ages
B = 12+
C = 15+
D = 17+
Z = 18+

Well, atleast they know what a 15+ year old boy may be interested in...
1519  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Is JRPG... on: November 18, 2010, 10:11:45 AM
Imgeepoch? Oh the irony.
1520  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Nintendo Wii is Doomed on: November 17, 2010, 03:47:39 PM
Hmm... my list is worse and I write for a Nintendo magazine, so the Wii was doomed to begin with.
1521  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Confused about Shin Megami Tensei games on: November 17, 2010, 11:04:21 AM
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Terranigma - SPPPPOOOIILLLERRRS - from what I can remember, you start the game essentially in hell/netherworld, and you die a part of the way through to be revived by your worldly/light self.  The world is in chaos at first, you underworld mayor is some equivalent to satan, one enemy is bent on changing everyone into zombie like things to fulfill an immortal life goal.  Umm.  At the end of the game, Ark (our hero) is told to sleep because it is to dangerous for him, after ressurecting and saving the planet, to live on - he'd be considered a god.

Don't forget the gas attack on Neo Tokyo! Everyone died/was turned into zombies, including the Quintet people :( Oh and sure, people have survived plane crashes before, but usually planes don't crash into hell.

But then again, I don't think it's worse than Tales of the Abyss, right Luke? *spoiler* goes boom and all that.

Oh and like Tales of the Abyss, people are still unsure who the guy in the ending was.
1522  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Confused about Shin Megami Tensei games on: November 17, 2010, 04:42:56 AM
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I'd add Breath of Fire II and Illusion of Gaia (slave trade, Russian "roulette" glass) to the list of slightly disturbing pre-FF7 RPGs. I think I remember Shadowrun having a graphic scene or two, but I can't be for certain.

Slightly? My English wasn't exactly good when I played Illusion of Gaia many years ago so a lot zoomed past me, but I could feel the game weighing down on me the whole time. Most of the locations where really depressing.
1523  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Confused about Shin Megami Tensei games on: November 16, 2010, 10:35:32 AM
Read this. If you think 'that isn't to bad', you'll be fine.
1524  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Handheld Must-Avoids on: November 12, 2010, 01:01:42 AM
ff3

I actually enjoyed FFIII a lot. Even more than FFIV which some people seem to worship.
With the exception of the story in which IV is miles better, I thought the gameplay to be really fun, switching jobs as you please is fun, the difficulty curve is better.

I think IV starts a lot better, a galaxy away, but near the end the options you have in III made it much more fun, enjoyable and customizable for me.

Easy solution: play The 4 Heroes of Light instead. It's like Final Fantasy III, but better in almost every aspect.

1525  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Handheld Must-Avoids on: November 07, 2010, 03:35:14 PM
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From the Abyss. Despite what that joker who reviewed this game for this site said, this is one of the most barebones dungeon crawlers I've ever had the misfortune of blowing $19 bux on.

Poorly designed too. At the beginning of the fire levels, I found a magic ring that drained all fire damage. Guess which element all the enemies, including the boss, attacked with in that part of the dungeon?

Though I have to admit it invincibility was kind of fun...
1526  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Jumping the gap on: November 07, 2010, 10:18:09 AM
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As for other casual, cute, sim-type games, why not Animal Crossing?  However, I don't think the Animal Crossing games have same-system multiplayer. 

You can't play at the same time, but you can live in the same town and send eachother messages and presents.

... Aw, now I remember this ;_;
1527  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Handheld Must-Avoids on: November 07, 2010, 06:19:19 AM
Lunar: Dragon Song/Genesis. Running costs HP.

Bleach: The 3rd Phantom. It's like a fanfic with a slooooooooooow battlesystem.
1528  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Jumping the gap on: November 07, 2010, 02:35:54 AM
One of the Atelier games? Atelier Rorona (PS3)/Atelier Annie(DS)? It's a bit like Harvest Moon, but with alchemy and just as cute. They aren't terribly difficult, but you do get a sense of accomplishment when finding rare ingredients or making a new item. My sister isn't much of a gamer, but she really liked the Atelier games.

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (PSone and DS) is also very cute and a good introduction to the basics of RPG's. It's also fairly short.

Puzzle Quest (multi-platform, the PC version can be bought for a couple of bucks) and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (DS) are also lots of fun. These games mix puzzle games with strategy and RPG elements.

Speaking of puzzles: Professor Layton (DS). It's hard not to love the world and the characters. Also, puzzles are fun. Yay for puzzles!

As for games with a slower pace and great storytelling, how about ICO and Shadow of the Colossus (both for PS2)? Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon (Wii) would be a good choice too.
1529  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's The Most Embarrassing Game You Have Bought? on: November 07, 2010, 02:15:54 AM
Whenever I played Star Ocean 3 in the living room I switched the voices off. It still looked stupid. Thanks Albel!

1530  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's The Most Embarrassing Game You Have Bought? on: November 05, 2010, 02:26:44 PM
Ar Tonelico 2. Actually, I was not the one to buy it. I wanted it for my birthday and my sister was awesome enough to go to our local gamestore and buy it for me. I was embarrased asking for it and playing it, so I wouldn't be surprised if she was embarrased buying it. On the other hand, she's pretty openminded when it comes to games and the people at the store are really nice, so...

Oh, but buying Atelier Rorona 3 there was pretty embarrasing. Not because of the game or the cover, but because I needed it very badly. One of the magazines I write for promised a Atelier Rorona review, but the reviewcopy the publisher had promised us never arrived. It took three trips and some begging, but they did sell me a copy as soon as it came in, a couple of days before the official releasedate. Now they probably call me deadline-girl behind my back ~_~

On time, at a different store, I went to the register with a small stack of JRPGs. The kind with colourful and cute animelike images on cover. Then, I noticed a game my brother had been asking for for a long time: Def Jam Vendetta. His birthday was coming up and it was pretty cheap, so why not, right? The guy behind the register gave me a funny look and then let his stamp go wild on my stampcard.
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