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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: July 08, 2014, 10:06:55 AM
Namely, without getting too much into spoilers, the first half of the game is a lot like FFV's first world where your party is generally running around, collecting jobs and gaining levels, and doing what all good little JRPG heroes do, then the third fourth of the game is basically nothing but you retreading old ground and fighting rehashed boss fights, and the final quarter is the super extreme challenge bonus boss fights mode.

Soooo, its essentially the jRPG equivalent of Megaman? I can live with that.
32  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: The Last Guardian on: July 08, 2014, 09:31:59 AM
Lets back track a bit here, wasn't TLG supposed to be a launch title for the PS3? Their marketing angle should be something along the lines "so advanced it skipped a generation".
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Nomura" promises great things for E3 on: July 08, 2014, 08:06:47 AM
I just hope that Final Fantasy Versus XIIIXV is actually a game and not one giant quicktime event.

I wouldn't worry too much about that. I suspect it'll play a lot like a Kingdom Hearts game given that the primary team in charge of the game is the same one that does the KH games. It and the whole FFXIII debacle are the reasons why there hasn't been a KHIII yet.

That's good to hear, I'd prefer a back to basics approach but I'd still rather have a re-skinned KH than another XIII.

Though the smart money's on the plot being as impenetrably incomprehensible as the KH series's metaplot is.

Its Final Fantasy, so I never really expected the story to be anything but that in the first place, though it would be nice if they laid off the faux French and other nonsensical terminology this time around.
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: July 08, 2014, 07:25:27 AM
This thread is 70 pages long now... Says a lot about how starved oldschool gamers are for something, well, oldschool. I'm kind of curious, is this game really THAT good, or is it just a decent reminder of a forgotten genre that clicked with everyone that still wears their nostalgia glasses. Heck, I'm tempted to buy a 3DS just to play it.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Nomura" promises great things for E3 on: July 08, 2014, 07:15:20 AM
I just hope that Final Fantasy Versus XIIIXV is actually a game and not one giant quicktime event.
36  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Destiny on: July 08, 2014, 06:57:11 AM
Meh, I'll wait for the pre release hype train to slow down before I get too excited about this. Looking at Titanfall and the crazy amount of hype that got, followed by the astonishing vanishing act not long after release. Heck, I had to type "game about mechs" into wikipedia just to remember what it was called.
Titanfall is still doing very well....idk where you're hanging out to be comoletely oblivious to it aside from sony-preferred areas.

I get my gaming news mostly from Youtube and well...this site actually. To make it even more amusing I'm currently primarily a PC gamer and play quite a bit of, maybe even mostly, FPS. So I will admits that it's  rather odd that Titanfall fell off my radar if its doing as well as you claim it does. Then again, I was never all that interested in it in the first place seeing as I was mostly focused on Natural Selection 2 as far as multiplayer shooters went. Still not very excited about Destiny though, I just recently quit NS2 and though it caused me a boatload of frustration it was still the best multiplayer shooter I played since NS1. It's going to take one heck of a game to fill its shoes, but I'll probably give Destiny a try once its out, just to see what all the fuss is about.

Just looked it up on Wiki for giggles (slow day) and it's apparently a console only release. Unless this thing gets a decent PC port or has keyboard and mouse support added for consoles (which I doubt because it would screw over players on pads) then I'll probably give it a miss. I love the pad for a lot of games, but they just don't work that well with shooters.
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8: Steamy Gameshark Edition on: July 08, 2014, 06:46:08 AM
Friend of mine claims he picked this up and beat it at lvl 13 by mostly ignoring random encounters. Its been a while, but I don't remember it being that easy.

Totes doable if you Card random encounters till you get Diabalo and unlock his Enc-None support ability. Then you just need to Card high AP guys for the rest of the Refine Skills.

The big things to remember are that enemies levels and stats scale to your level, that junctioning better spells to your stats are what make your stats get big, that levels do not make your stats get big, that certain easy-to-get items can be refined into better spells, and that refining cards will get you all the other items you'll need for big power.

Yep, that's more or less how he described it. Was it always like this or did they do some tinkering for the steam re-release?
38  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Destiny on: July 08, 2014, 06:21:34 AM
Meh, I'll wait for the pre release hype train to slow down before I get too excited about this. Looking at Titanfall and the crazy amount of hype that got, followed by the astonishing vanishing act not long after release. Heck, I had to type "game about mechs" into wikipedia just to remember what it was called.
39  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Shovel Knight on: July 08, 2014, 06:13:35 AM
So, is this closer to the original Castlevania, Metroid or Zelda 2?
40  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Valiant Hearts on: July 08, 2014, 06:12:33 AM
I have got to pick this up some time.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8: Steamy Gameshark Edition on: July 08, 2014, 06:10:51 AM
Friend of mine claims he picked this up and beat it at lvl 13 by mostly ignoring random encounters. Its been a while, but I don't remember it being that easy.
42  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: July 08, 2014, 05:54:14 AM
I don't know why, but I just get this weird feeling that this game will get the EA treatment and end up falling flat like DA2. Hope I'm wrong because its about time Bioware stepped up and started fighting for the belt again. Now, I will admit that I only played the demo of DA2 (which I REALLY disliked, but hey, I didn't like the Uncharted demo either and ended up loving the full game.However, at least Uncharted got a lot of praise to suggest that there might be more to it while DA2 got mostly panned for being a rushed cash in). I'll probably give it a go if I dig it up in a bargain bin some day, but for now I'll go by my first impressions and the general consensus.
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Nomura" promises great things for E3 on: July 08, 2014, 05:41:39 AM
Soooooo, how did these "great things" pan out.
44  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Zelda Musou on: July 08, 2014, 05:35:43 AM
I'm torn between weather this is a good idea or a terrible idea. Its bound to sell, so from a business point of view I'll have to go with "good"...?
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 08, 2014, 05:30:12 AM
F.E.A.R. Extraction point
It seems to do the "scary" part a little better then the main game. The problem with F.E.A.R. (the main game) is that it tries to do so many things at once but doesn't really nail any of them. The story is interesting though somewhat cliché and mostly told through scattered audio logs, but unlike Bioshock, its a bit of a mess. Its not until late game that you know enough to separate the random from the substance and even then, almost none of the characters get enough build up to be relevant. I kept getting the feeling like it was trying to ape Silent Hill in terms of atmosphere but it doesn't really work that well when you're playing a modern day Rambo. It does have some synergy going for it though, and ends up being better than the sum of its parts. The expansion tries to turn the "creepy" up a notch, but its more of the same really.

Venetica - got a little bored and put it on hold, but I want to finish it this time damn it!
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