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736  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: July 22, 2011, 05:44:54 PM
Dam you all, I may have to dig up my copy of FFIX and actually play through it. I HAD OTHER PLANS!...
737  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 1UP: Why the Golden Age of JRPGs is Over on: July 22, 2011, 05:41:01 PM
I'm well aware of what was available during the "golden era".  But no I haven't gone into the archives and made an excel spreadsheet side by side comparison.

You don't need to, its fairly obvious even at first glance. A jRPG used to be something you dug through a pile of just to find the good titles, now its something you look for just to find anything at all.
738  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 1UP: Why the Golden Age of JRPGs is Over on: July 22, 2011, 05:28:20 PM
jRPGs are alive and well in Japan, they just stopped making it out of their motherland. The few that do are the streamlined piles of disappointment that I whine about every so often on these forums.

Then you obviously haven't been following the DS and PSP.

I have, and I consider handhelds as the last bastion for commercial jRPGs outside of Japan. You however, don't seem to understand how slim this selection actually is compared to what I will lovingly refer to as "the good old days".
739  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Can you name some "modern fantasy" RPGs? on: July 22, 2011, 05:23:43 PM
I still say BoF is more "fantasy" than it is "modern".
Id say that Wild Arms got closer to this kind of setting with every game.
740  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 1UP: Why the Golden Age of JRPGs is Over on: July 22, 2011, 05:14:06 PM
jRPGs are alive and well in Japan, they just stopped making it out of their motherland. The few that do are the streamlined piles of disappointment that I whine about every so often on these forums.

This applies to the AAA big budget titles that is. There's a ton of old school indie jRPG style games floating around the web. A lot of them are bad, but they still get made.
741  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition on: July 22, 2011, 05:11:03 PM
I don't trust Capcom enough to get this anywhere near launch. Even if it is an old game that's already been revised and face lifted several times. Its a great idea though. SFIII used to have a huge competitive community as far as I know.
742  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: In an age of re-makes, I wish... (outside the realm of Square) on: July 22, 2011, 05:04:11 PM
I'm going to be a little selfish and say Legend of Dragoon. It was my first rpg, and even though I think it's perfect as it is I think it would be awesome to see the game with a new next-gen look. So I'm just nominating the game out of sheer nostalgia.

I agree, a LoD remake with a smoother and faster battle system would be awesome.
743  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Can you name some "modern fantasy" RPGs? on: July 21, 2011, 06:32:25 PM
Breath of Fire 3 and 4
Skies of Arcadia
FF6 and 7
Arc the Lad 2

I would have to disagree on both BoF and FF titles you mentioned. Don't know about Skies of Arcadia or Arc the Lad 2 because i don't know them very well. I'm very curious what your reasoning for these choices was.
744  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 announced on: July 21, 2011, 06:20:44 PM

Well, I did my fair share of complaining about MK and its online mode, but I have to say that compared to this mess, MK really does it well. Tweaks are done through patches and additional content is released as non compulsory DLC that is blended into the main game through compatibility packs.

I don't play MK, but don't you run into compatibility problems if you have Patch Y and your opponent does not?  I know if you have a DLC character like Rain and your opponent hasn't downloaded the appropriate download, you can't use your DLC character against them.


If you don't own a character you can download a compatibility  pack, which allows you to play against the specific character. Worst case scenario, you cant play a DLC character in a single match. That's an inconvenience at worst, but most people will have them anyway. Bottom line, you don't need to purchase the game again every time they decide to add something. It also means the player base doesn't split with every new version. I like this model a lot more than what Capcom is doing.
745  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: July 21, 2011, 03:37:27 PM
I did some major grinding before I beat FFVII so my battle against Sephiroth lasted about one round. Having double summon on "Knights of the round" and three mimic materias meant that Sephiroth had just enough time to cast "shell" on himself. Hardly epic, but fairly satisfying.
746  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bastion. on: July 21, 2011, 03:11:51 PM
While it does look like a potentially great gimmick, I can see the whole "drop in world" thing getting old and annoying fairly quickly. Still interested if it ever makes it to the PSN though.
747  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade + The Last Story on: July 21, 2011, 03:08:52 PM
Less than a month? Sweet, Its not my ideal game but I'm actually looking forward to it for some reason.
748  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 announced on: July 21, 2011, 03:04:10 PM
Well, I did my fair share of complaining about MK and its online mode, but I have to say that compared to this mess, MK really does it well. Tweaks are done through patches and additional content is released as non compulsory DLC that is blended into the main game through compatibility packs.
749  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: How Friendly is this Place? on: July 21, 2011, 02:57:32 PM
YOU MUST PRAISE AND CHERISH FINAL FANTASY CRYSTALSOMETHINGSOMETHING SAGA OR YOU SHALL BE FLAMED!
Seriously though, I actually found this this place to be very friendly. At least by internet standards. It's also fairly active, so there's plenty of incentive to post and check back often.
750  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mega Man Legends 3 on: July 21, 2011, 02:42:48 PM
So lets see if I have this right. In the last month or so Capcom has:
- sold a game that can't be restarted
- released a stand alone disc only update to MvC3, essentially dividing the player base and making the original obsolete.
- cancelled MM Legends 3.
add some drama with Monster Hunter and we have a winner.

Impressive, someone up there knows their stuff. The nerd rage is priceless though, heck even I whined about the that Resident Evil game, and I never even intended to play it.
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