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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 12, 2014, 12:40:24 PM
Started a new play through of Dead Space and decided to do it on a stream. I rarely replay games but this is one of those cases where I knew I'd want to come back to it some time for another run.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 12, 2014, 06:18:53 AM
I have been keeping my eye on this one, but havent picked it up because of the games backlog.

One thing i was very interested in was the co-op aspect as that seemed like a real innovation in an old school style rpg like this.

I'm the exact opposite. I want any multiplayer aspects to stay well away from an RPG unless its specifically built from the ground up as an MMO (Souls games being the notable exception because of the rather unusual implementation). In fact, I don't even like having to rely on other people in MMOs. An RPG is something I like to play my way at my own pace.
33  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 11, 2014, 09:35:08 AM
I am basically sitting at work trying to concentrate and find I'm thinking specifically about this game. That hasn't happened in a good long while. Coming off the back of E3 and a whole bunch of bad game buys the last several months this thing has been like an oasis.

Larian actually made a divinity game that isn't mediocre? That hasn't happened since... has that actually happened before? I may have to look into this.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good Game For When You're Sick? on: July 11, 2014, 04:22:42 AM
SaGa Frontier. Short stories, can clear 1 of em in a good day or two, simple mechanics and layout, turnbased, and grindy. Plus, no spinning camera to make nauseous players vomit.

To this day that game is burned into my memory as the worst commercial jRPG I ever got my hands on (and I've played some stinkers). SaGa Frontier 2 on the other hand is a different story, so if you're going for a SaGa game, save yourself the pain and pick up the second one instead.
35  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: The Last Guardian on: July 11, 2014, 04:16:32 AM
I actually meant to type Project Morpheus, since that is related to Sony, but yeah... many are clinging on to hope, that this game is still coming out (I still do, since the game was revealed too early). I mean, I still cling-on to Shenmue III, and it's been 13 years ;)

That would be a pretty terrible idea. Plenty of games would benefit from a VR gimmick, but TLG isn't one of them. That is of course, unless they decided to turn it into a 1st person exploration game. If that's the case, then it might work as a Project Morpheus title, not so great for a spiritual successor to ICO though.
36  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Destiny on: July 11, 2014, 04:03:38 AM
After a while it would be strange if no PC version is released, is a matter of when is gonna happen as far as I'm concerned.

Microsoft is involved, so I would be very surprised if it didn't get ported over to a Windows machine eventually. Problem is, that we all know how bad PC ports can be. If it ever does make it over to the good old PC, I'll probably give it a shake.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Evolution 2014 on: July 11, 2014, 03:59:46 AM
Hold on a sec, isn't Smash supposed to be a party game with no competitive balance to speak of?
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 11, 2014, 03:57:47 AM
Just some Hearthstone recently. I'm doing fairly well for someone who plays with a default priest deck (and forgets what half the classes can do). Some changes on the horizon, and I'm not sure I like where they're going with the microtransactions.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Harvest Drama: Story of Trademarks on: July 11, 2014, 03:53:28 AM
If the casual consumer (and I hate to use that term, but Harvest Moon really does appeal to a casual audience) walks into a game story and sees both "Story of Seasons" and "Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley" on the shelves which one do you think they're going to go for?

Call of Duty.
Seriously though, I can understand why the developer/publisher would consider this to be a big problem. Re-establishing the brand from scratch and having to compete with a knockoff with the rights to the original name is a pain both financially and marketing wise.

Harvest Moon fans are pissed at Natsume. Lmao.

I never knew how dedicated these fans were.

This is like the smallest of video game wars. It's so cute.

Dedicated fans have the least reason to be upset other than some empathy for the original published/developer. They already know which of the two is the "real" game in the series so the name on the box shouldn't make much difference as long as they get another instalment.
40  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: The Last Guardian on: July 08, 2014, 01:41:16 PM
Can't confirm the launch title part, but I'm pretty sure it was announced around the same time if not before the PS3 was out (at least in Europe) as a showcase of what the system can do (thats most likely where my apparent misconception about the launch title came), and then went down the spiral of delays.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Van Buren: A Fallout Adventure on: July 08, 2014, 10:20:23 AM
They should be fine as long as they don't try to sell it. A requirement of two Fallout titles installed to run is a fairly good incentive to leave them be, since it might sell a few more copies of the original games. It really comes across as a mod more than anything.
42  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.
43  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".
44  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.
45  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.
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