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106  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Best (and Worst) Female Protagonists on: May 01, 2011, 03:12:49 AM
Crazy how she looks older than a lot of 15+ anime/JRPG characters.

The three protagonists are supposed to be 14, 12 and 18. The characters in LoL all look older than their ages. But, it's said that stress makes you age quicker and LoL is definitely in a stressful/depressing setting.
107  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Best (and Worst) Female Protagonists on: May 01, 2011, 02:46:26 AM
Noa from LoL is still my favorite female protagonist in an RPG. Never been anyone quite like her. What a sad life this 12-year-old girl had.

108  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception on: April 18, 2011, 05:18:43 PM
Wow, I really need to get around on playing Uncharted 1 and 2 so I'm prepared for 3 when it comes out.

Naughty Dog has always been one of my favorite developers, they release lots of quality titles. Wish they'd take over the Crash Bandicoot series again and return it to its glory.
109  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A dark game? on: April 17, 2011, 12:58:23 AM
So the friend I co-own a PSP with (... (maybe borrow (... (steal)))) asked me for help getting a new game for her PSP. She gave the following prerequisites: 1) it has a dark story and 2) she'd prefer it to be a JRPG.

So far the options we've come up with are Persona, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, and Alundra. Chances are we'll get one of the first two and Alundra (maybe all 3 if finances are good).

Anyway, my questions is what suggestions do you have with the qualifiers above?

A little note: she has said that Brave New Story and Ys 1&2 Chronicles sound good.

Alundra is a great game with a dark story, though a lot of people seem to find its puzzle elements too difficult. Legend of Legaia also has a dark story that's filled with depressing moments - a very sad story overall with a lot of sinister elements involved.
110  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The ff8 card game: any similar things? on: April 14, 2011, 12:41:07 PM
Wait...people actually liked Triple Triad? >_>
111  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: April 14, 2011, 10:36:43 AM
You guys didn't like Heavenly Sword? I thought it was a really fun game, despite the fact that it was a bit too short...
112  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: April 13, 2011, 10:12:49 AM
After seeing the trailer I thought it was all right, but after watching the interview...well it's clear they aren't doing this to please the fans at all and the new version of Dante looks like the guy in the tight shirt that was being interviewed. Not cool.
113  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Members: PS3 IDs / 360 Gamertags / Wii Friend Codes / Steam IDs on: April 12, 2011, 09:02:03 AM
PS3 - Sise-Neg
114  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: April 11, 2011, 04:35:27 PM
http://kotaku.com/5638588/new-devil-may-crys-debut-trailer

Looks sweet but I don't like his hair being black. /nitpick

Ninja Theory's doing it. Apparently Capcom wanted a more 'western' take on the game.... Should be interesting.

Ninja Theory, eh? They did a fantastic job with Heavenly Sword, and while I dislike the fact that they decided not to make a sequel, I'm glad they're taking control of the next DMC.
115  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs for beginners on: April 11, 2011, 04:33:26 PM
(This is assuming that there are still people who haven't played the game lol)

I'm guilty!

I've liked FF for a long time but actually missed a lot from 1996-1998.  I was out of the country for much of that time for school and work.  I might get around to now since I beat 13 and nothing new interests me right now.   

I think you'll like FFVII better than FFXIII because you actually get to explore :P
116  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenogears worth it? on: April 10, 2011, 08:56:49 PM
Lol, i's amazing just how much people blow things out of proportion. Look, I don't particularly like Xenogears, and I think I've made myself clear on that. However, saying that 75% of the game is cutscenes is just flat out wrong. It may FEEL like that (and that's not a good thing), but the reality is, there is no RPG out there where more than half the time is spent in cutscenes. Battles take time, dungeon exploration takes time. These things may not be as temporally discernible, hence the tendency to under/over estimate the time spent on these gameplay mechanics. Basically, the moment you introduce battles at all, you're pretty much guaranteed to have them take up a minimum of 50% of the game. They're repetitive, so we often loose track of just how much time we've spent doing them. But looking back on it, Xenogears has a fairly large number of major dungeons, many of which are not just a quick walk in the park. Some of the Gear boss battles, alone, I remember taking up to 30 minutes apiece.

Now, why would anyone say that 75% of the game is cutscenes? Because it does feel that way some times. Much of the writing is dry and descriptive, so if you're not fascinated with the story, you're going to have to slog through page after page of descriptions of things you don't give a shit about. The character dialog is NOT WELL WRITTEN either, being, once again, very utilitarian and often forced (this may be translation issues, but I sorta doubt it). So, again, wading through text you don't give a shit about. On top of that, there are two dungeons that were replaced by text cutscenes on disc 2. When you break it down, this entire period is probably about 45 minutes TOPS. But because it's so horribly conceived it sure feels like hours.

Well if it feels like it takes hours then that obviously means the gameplay took a backseat, which shouldn't ever happen in a role-playing game. Yeah, no RPG is gonna have 75% cutscenes, I was exaggerating that for emphasis. But either way anyone spins it, Xenogears has cutscenes that are way too long. It's like they didn't even want you to play the game so much as have you read the script.
117  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider! on: April 10, 2011, 04:10:39 AM
I really don't see where that came from, they're completely different games. That's like coming into a Resident Evil thread and saying Super Mario Galaxy >>> Resident Evil.

Fear Effect and Tomb Raider aren't quite as different as comparing SMG with Resident Evil.

That's irrelevant, there's just no point, it's completely random. Where are you coming from with this statement? Why Fear Effect? What does that have to do with anything? You could say that you feel TR is obsolete since uncharted's release for example, but Fear Effect? I just don't see your point.

Fear Effect:Inferno was canceled after Eidos lost money making a poor selling Tomb Raider game. It's my...personal grudge.

118  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider! on: April 09, 2011, 03:31:52 PM
I really don't see where that came from, they're completely different games. That's like coming into a Resident Evil thread and saying Super Mario Galaxy >>> Resident Evil.

Fear Effect and Tomb Raider aren't quite as different as comparing SMG with Resident Evil.
119  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider! on: April 09, 2011, 12:36:57 PM
Fear Effect >>>>>> Tomb Raider.

Never liked the Tomb Raider series. So dull.
120  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: April 08, 2011, 04:48:14 PM
They should also release Legend of Legaia.

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