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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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1846  Media / Single-Player RPGs / PSP RPG Reccomendation on: January 23, 2008, 05:07:44 AM
You don't get companion bonuses, but that doesn't really affect the gameplay.
1847  Media / Single-Player RPGs / PSP RPG Reccomendation on: January 23, 2008, 03:06:03 AM
It's not exactly your typical turn-based JRPG, but have you tried Puzzle Quest? It combines bejeweled with RPG-elements and it is one of the most addictive games I've ever played.
1848  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst Hero & Villain on: January 16, 2008, 11:20:54 AM
Jude wasn't that bad, I've met more annoying 13-year-olds. Arnaud wasn't that bad either, I actually liked that he tried to be a bad-ass and failed, it's a realistic flaw, right? Raquel was, of course, pure awesome. She's not perfect, she had flaws (like any round character should have) and she was a very admirable character. Who was the fourth character? Little healer/mage girl called Yulie? She was cute, but also very unoriginal.

BTW Is is me or does Jude look like Junior (Xenosaga?). When I was playing WA4, my brother asked me if a new Xenosaga had come out. After he mentioned it, I did see some similarities.
1849  Media / Single-Player RPGs / where does this sterotype come from? on: January 16, 2008, 11:09:40 AM
Quote from: "Prime Mover"
Strange thing is, as weird as the gunblade sounds, versions of them actually did exist and were used. The most common of which was a flintlock pistol built into the hilt of a sabre, cutless, or dagger. It mainly saw action in the high seas as a pirate weapon throughout the 19th century. Fixed bayonets also saw quite a bit of action during the late 19th and early 20th centuries until later being replaced by the now standard removable bayonet.

The main difference is the usage of these historical weapons versus the FF8 Gunblade. The gunblade uses pistol and sword in tandom, while the historical examples were two weapons combined for convenience: basically a pirate's equivalent of a PDA/Cellphone combo.


Ashley from Wild Arms II uses a bayonet. The first time I saw his weapon I thought: "At least someone has some common sense!"

Weird fantasy weapons are fun and all, but some are just too non-sensical and don't fit in aserious story. Frankly, I don't like the trend of Final Fantasy trying to be as impractical as possible. Megaphones? Stuffed animals? WHY?
1850  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst Hero & Villain on: January 15, 2008, 03:55:48 AM
Quote from: "Losfer"


I'll choose the fact that I just hate Squall "because", as even though I hate Squall, I fucking heart Ryudo.  Who is a totally similar character sometimes.


They both don't care, but it is how they don't care that makes the difference.

Squall: ... whatever...

Ryudo: ...I'm sorry, were you waiting for me to give a damn?

Obviously, Ryudo wins.
1851  Media / Single-Player RPGs / where does this sterotype come from? on: January 15, 2008, 03:44:27 AM
Quote from: "Dice"
Women have weak, tiny arms.


True, I guess. If a badguy grabs the main girl by the arm, she is rendered defenseless in an instant, that's the rule of the RPG...

On the other hand, look at how many female characters are archers and use freaking recurve bows or even longbows! You need a great amount of strength to use those effectively. I can only pull 28 pounds, while the young men my age easily pull 35-45. 28 is fine for target shooting, but it's not enough to cause real damage.

MOMO is the exception though. 1. She uses some kind of enhanced compound bow. 2. Xenosaga weapons do not make sense. Period.

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Anyways, Raquelle (Wild Arms 4) kicked some ass.


She did. And she wore actual clothing while doing so, not just scraps of cloth covering strategic places (yes, I'm looking at you Ashe! That is not a skirt. There is no way that is a skirt.) The only time she did offer to remove  her clothes was in no way connected to sex.

Now that I think about it, Wild Arms doesn't stick to gender roles as closely as many other series. Every Wild Arms I have played had atleast one strong female warrior-type. In WA she was easily the awesomest of all the badguys, in II she was an legendary heroine, in III there was Virginia and IV had Raquel.
1852  Media / Single-Player RPGs / where does this sterotype come from? on: January 14, 2008, 01:07:36 PM
Haven't played the game, but female ninja/assassins (in tight/revealing outfits) seem to be quite popular in Japanese pop culture. They are strong, but not as strong as the hero <_<
1853  Media / Single-Player RPGs / where does this sterotype come from? on: January 14, 2008, 10:58:33 AM
I think it has something to do with the target audience. Most RPG's are aimed at male adolescents, right? Add to that the classic role of the females in just about anything...
1854  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst Hero & Villain on: January 14, 2008, 10:53:48 AM
Has anyone played Sword of Hope (gameboy)? Prince Theo is the worst hero ever, really. Like most silent heroes, he doesn't have a drop of personality. Unlike most heroes, he doesn't have a speck of intelligence either. You though Rikku was retarded? Atleast she doesn't accidently hit herself with her own offensive magic unless she is confused. Prince Theo fried his own ass at the worst possible moments. Difficult boss, both of us have less than 10HP left, Prince Theo hits himself with his own fireball. Game Over.
1855  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Legend of Legaia (or an excuse!) on: January 14, 2008, 04:31:56 AM
Legend of Legaia was my first PSone RPG too. I bought Final Fantasy VII the same day, a mere 15 minutes later in fact. When I got home I tried them both, decided Final Fantasy VII was the most fun. However, after 10 hours I switched back to Legend of Legaia, finished that game and didn't regret it. I recall liking the battle system and some of the the locations were pretty cool. There was this one town in a tower. The lower floors were filled with mist and the people lived on the upper floors and there was this ancient library somewhere, I think...
1856  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst Hero & Villain on: January 14, 2008, 04:09:35 AM
Quote from: "MeshGearFox"
I didn't really like the heroes from SO3 but I didn't really like anything about that game.


I kinda liked Albel, but that was probably because we had something in common; we both hated the same characters. I just wish he could have been more creative with language...
1857  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Best secondary characters... on: January 10, 2008, 03:10:44 PM
Quote from: "LaVal"
A best secondary characters thread is not complete without mention of Bebedora from Arc the Lad: TotS.


Darc's half of the story had some really interesting and original characters. However, I can't even recall any of the characters in Kharg's party...
1858  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst Hero & Villain on: January 10, 2008, 09:11:02 AM
Quote from: "daschrier"
Quote from: "Raze"


 The worst is Virginia Maxwell. You just can't put a female as the lead character and then give her every weak jrpg female trait. It's bad enough as a supporting character, but as the leader it just does not work. At all.


I disagree. She wasn't the white mage or whimpy character at all. She was the lead who wanted to explore and make the world right. She was one of the better melee fighters in the party as well.


I agree with you disagreeing. Virginia seemed liked a real young woman compared to many other female characters I've seen in RPG's. Yes, she was inexperienced and some of her ideals were kind of childlike, but that doesn't mean she was weak.
1859  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst Hero & Villain on: January 09, 2008, 02:43:11 PM
His name was Reid. I remember it well, because the other characters liked yelling his name in a this-is-the-first-time-I've-seen-the-script kind of way.
1860  Media / Single-Player RPGs / favorite hero and boss from any game on: January 08, 2008, 02:35:20 PM
What, nobody mentioned Yuri (Shadow Hearts) yet? Normally I like the nice guys, but who can resist a badass like Yuri? And unlike Ryudo he doesn't go all puppies and rainbows halfway through the story.

Favorite antagonist... can I pick the egg from Saga Frontier II? Not exactly the epitome of character development or dark pasts, but it's an evil egg and it put up an epic fight, that has to count for something, right? Other favorites are Luca Blight, Fou-lu and, of course, Ghaleon.
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