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736  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: April 13, 2011, 02:32:08 PM
So, does anyone know what the Chrono Cross announcement is yet? Wasn't there suppose to be an announcement today? Is it a PSN release?

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/04/11/chrono-cross-is-psp-ready-but-still-doesnt-have-a-release-date/

Thanks for the link...so basically no real news other than its ready to go. But ready to go for which region? Is it ready for multiple regions or only one? And when? I was surprised no date was mentioned.

Only came out in JP and NA.

Now thats a shocker, didn't see that one coming.
737  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: April 13, 2011, 11:53:35 AM
I've heard the ending is a clusterfuck and hard to make sense of.

So it DOES have a little Square-Enix jRPG left in it after all!
738  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dreath of Dire. on: April 13, 2011, 11:35:43 AM
Funny fact about BoF 3, they had VA for all the characters for all abilities, even ones they can't learn. Try hacking say, Might onto Ryu or Vitalize onto Nina. Either the game had a different ability system that got changed or Capcom was crazy prepared.

Not really that surprising, Im fairly sure youll find that in a lot of games. During the balancing phase skills probably get reshuffled several times, having all the resources ready is just common sense. They probably left them in because there was pleanty of room on the disc, and leaving in excess resources is a lot safer then removing something and risking an error.
739  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A dark game? on: April 12, 2011, 06:57:53 PM
The problem with jRPGs and dark themes is that they tend to throw in things like oddly dressed spiky haired blonde dudes, loud and annoying girls with strange hair colors and high pitched voices or some sort of talking mascot. Not to mention all the goofy foes these games tend to have you battle against (a squad of ducks, vampires with pink polkadot capes, fairys, ect...). One moment you're trying to solve the mystery of a classmates suicide, the next you're negociating with a giant teddy bear. It dosnt mean that these are bad games, far from it in many cases, but its hard to call them truly dark.
740  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: April 12, 2011, 06:28:08 PM
Is it just me, or does the new Dante seem to resemble one of the dudes in that interview.
741  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A dark game? on: April 12, 2011, 06:19:41 PM
Hmmm, I don't know if Id call Alundra "dark". It's not as cute as the graphics would suggest, but dark might be a bit of a stretch.
742  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dreath of Dire. on: April 12, 2011, 06:14:50 PM
Can't say I'm blown away by the trailer. Looks fairly generic, especially since Dragon Age II just came out and Dungeon Siege III is right around the corner, I know its not the same game but the setting is getting kind of stale. I'll probably end up getting it some time down the line, but unless they show something really unique, it's far from a "day one must have" purchase for me.
743  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: April 09, 2011, 12:15:26 PM
Always something I suppose, much rather hear about a Chrono Cross or Xenogears EU release though.
744  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dreath of Dire. on: April 09, 2011, 11:52:55 AM
Well, I don't think that we need to discuss more about Final Fantasy and Square Enix in every topic of this forum. That discussion is really getting boring and troublesome, we all know how awful they are and all that.

There's no need to keep punching the old bag that much.

You're probably right, but FFXIII is the best example of the "problem" I have with recent jRPGs (for the PS3 at least).
745  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: April 09, 2011, 01:33:56 AM
In Europe at least, there's a translation barrier. If there's an english translation already, that covers England, but nothing else really. Lots of people do speak english, but it hurts the market that much more. There's also the dozen different ratings boards, one of which (Germany) forces games to be censored in certain (rare) cases. In Switzerland (where I used to live), lots of people my age would refuse to play a game in English or Japanese or whatever on principle even if the French dub was horrible.  

Translational barriers arent really a problem with digital distribution since its esentially just adding a link to something thats already being hosted, even if no one in europe buys it, there is no financial loss (at least none that I can see). You're probably on to something with the censoring issues though.

So, Europe hasn't seen a cd release of Chrono Cross yet either?

Even if it did, finding a copy now would be very hard and, more than likely, very expensive.
746  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dreath of Dire. on: April 09, 2011, 01:24:41 AM
(because, these days, developers seem to think that games that play themselves are "cool")

They are only experiencing with their gameplay mechanics, I'm pretty sure some developers will learn from their mistakes.

Not too confident about that, I wouldnt be surprised if the Square-Enix FFXIII-II brainstorming went something allong the lines of "Hmmm, FFXIII didnt get a very good reaction from the public, I bet they didnt like all that button pressing during combat. We should have every character AI controlled next time and make paradgrim shifts automatic. That way they can get more enjoyment out of the pretty animations! Yes, that must be it"
747  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dreath of Dire. on: April 08, 2011, 06:33:25 PM
A new BoF game would be awesome, but seeing how current gen jRPGs are panning out, it will either be an action adventure, or a linear AI heavy mess (because, these days, developers seem to think that games that play themselves are "cool").
748  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: April 08, 2011, 06:26:21 PM
What else could the announcement be other than it will be available for another region?

Yeah, that may very well be the case, but its not what I was talking about. My gripe is with games already localised to english not being available in Europe. Thats the "good reason" I was looking for, I don't really care about the anouncment since its more than likely another "NA gets more great games, Europe gets squat...again" kind of thing (Yes, I am bitter). Would be nice to be pleasently surprised, but Im not getting my hopes up.
749  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: April 08, 2011, 01:11:13 PM
Apparently we'll be having a new announcement of Chrono Cross's status on the Japanese store next week. And Final Fantasy Tactics War of Lions is going to be released on the Japanese store, if it hasn't already.

Would be great to see these on the European PSN. Probably not going to happen though...

You might never know. We did get Tactics Ogre games, that Mario RPG and Sin&Punishment on Virtual Console (wii) :)

There are certainly ways around it if they want to, I just think they have other priorities at the moment and they're too lazy (since it might not be that easy to bring them over?).
There must be a good reason, since digital distribution has next to no obvious limitations. Either that or Sony dosn't like money.
750  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: April 08, 2011, 12:59:43 PM
Apparently we'll be having a new announcement of Chrono Cross's status on the Japanese store next week. And Final Fantasy Tactics War of Lions is going to be released on the Japanese store, if it hasn't already.

Would be great to see these on the European PSN. Probably not going to happen though...
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