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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: February 22, 2014, 11:35:12 PM
Been awhile since I posted suggestions.  For some reason or other people have been using the word "terrible" a lot lately, which always reminds me of Charles Barkley, so... there's a really interesting song from Barkley Shut-up and Jam Gaiden called Eternity that I'd recommend for the show.  It's bonkers and doesn't fit the game at all, which is awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRpw-8vxZag

I've also been playing Might and Magic X Legacy lately, and I like a couple of songs from it (unfortunately none of the battle themes came with the deluxe edition's soundtrack though <sniffles> )

I can at least link the main theme which I think is pretty good.  I'll also link a gameplay footage video that has the boss theme in it, since I think it's a pretty darn good boss theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3yBUYFwrho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHSroBiqxOI
2  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV server and name thread on: September 14, 2013, 08:08:48 AM
Yay!  Finally in Hyperion, created gladiator Al Hizzy.

I'll shoot you all friend invites.
3  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV server and name thread on: September 11, 2013, 06:18:42 PM
Has anyone on Hyperion encountered any RP free companies or Linkshells? It's becoming clear that if there is a world transfer program it won't be any time soon and therefore probably won't be free, either. No luck on the forums either.

Chance of being free is zero.  Blizzard charges $25 bucks each time and people complain but Blizzard has no reason to change it considering people use it all the time.

I hope all of you on Hyperion don't mind tending to newb lvl 1 characters when it finally opens up, cuz I don't really want to pay twenty bucks just to move a character over (and it'll be hard to convince my other friends on Faerie to make the switch).  Hey, we could just establish a pact for all the people creating new characters on hyperion to help each other out to get up to the rest of the RPGFan'ers.  I'd certainly be open to that.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: September 11, 2013, 06:14:22 PM
I still want you guys to talk about Barkley Shut-up and Jam Gaiden.  That would be groovy.
5  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV server and name thread on: September 09, 2013, 06:18:50 PM
Damn, not even any consolation prize of other RPGFan'ers on my current server.  I'll probably transition over once they implement world transfer.

Name:  Alhizzy Sarasvati
Server: Faerie
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: August 22, 2013, 08:42:28 PM
That Valdis Story song was pretty cool, watched the movie on the kickstarter page, and the game looks like a must have for me... love the metroidvania formula.

To quote John from a recent podcast, "I HAVE A PENIS!", so I'm not your girl Derek :P   
Chris would've been my pick for the strong female characters feature thing though back in the day, I think she's one of the best developed characters in the Suikoden series.

In terms of future suggestions, I'd really like to hear your guys' thoughts on Key Plus Words from the Persona 4 Animation.  I think that's my favorite song in the series, which really says a lot since those games got some crazy awesome music.  Thrilled about the idea of an intro themes show, I already know what some of those picks will be!  <cough>..Time's...<cough>...Scar
7  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Megaman Unlimited on: August 17, 2013, 11:41:10 AM
Pixel-perfect jumps were everywhere in MM4, which was probably my least favorite original game.

Haven't played this one yet so dunno how bad it does it, I'll try it out later. It support gamepads, right?

This has a ton of pixel perfect jumps, so if that bugs you a lot, this is going to frustrate.  It's got controller support, but I'm a bit masochistic so I play it on keyboard.
8  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Megaman Unlimited on: August 17, 2013, 08:15:50 AM
Eh, I really don't get all the praise flowing into this game. There's too many cases of 'pixel perfect timing/jumps' that artificially inflate the difficulty through the roof. I even went back and played a few of the original Megamans to confirm this is not 'how it used to be'. Even official Megaman games like X6 get crap for poor stage design like this where the designer just gets lazy and goes "Hmm...I dunno how I can legitimately make this level interesting and challenging...oh well, spikes everywhere. Call it good."

Yes, the controls are solid.
Yes, the music is beautiful.
Yes, the bosses are fun and interesting (the ones I've gotten to fight).

No, some of the stages are very poorly designed. Especially Nitro Man's stage. There's quite a few cases there where not even the in game items used for difficulty alleviation work properly. Massive chasms with exploding platforms you only get to use once that have a backlash effect that can mess up your jump while enemies are also flying across the screen and shooting projectiles? Should be okay, you can buy Beat and get a out of jail free card for pits...oh wait...the level is designed so that Beat can't reach any of the platforms. So you just die again having wasted screws on a mechanically malfunctioning item.

Sorry that just kills the package right there.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.  I do agree with you on your example in Trinitro Man's stage with the exploding platforms.  I never figured out the trick to overcome that obstacle, so I always use rush jet to get past them. 

The other things that seem to artificially elevate the difficulty, however, I actually enjoy in retrospect.  The first few times through a stage are very frustrating, and I get mad at the game for being unfair.  But then once I grasp the pattern and make it through, I get that euphoric feeling of accomplishment.  If I die again at that same part, I get mad at myself, not the game, which is quite similar to my experience with Dark Souls.  Now I can get through most of the stages without dying because of all the trial and error, which was also a common theme when I played 9 and 10.  So... aside from the exploding platforms, a ladder bug in yo-yo man's stage, and a spike bug in wily stage 2, I think this game's got some awesome level design, especially for the hardcore megaman enthusiast.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: August 13, 2013, 06:17:15 PM
So would Etrian Odyssey be the Dark Souls of the 1st person dungeon crawl RPG?  (You don't have to answer that)

Yo Derek, I created a new post under Miscellaneous Games for a fan-made Megaman game I found this weekend.  It's really solid if you're looking for a good ole Megaman experience that challenges the crap out of you.

This post is the Dark Souls of the RPGFan boards.

Actually, speaking of the "Dark Souls of..." idea, Mega Man Unlimited is pretty evil! I managed to beat Jet Man and Yo-yo Man in version 1.0, and I got to a couple of other bosses but couldn't take 'em out. I should probably download the patched version with extra checkpoints and save myself the headache, haha. Even though I already knew about it, I really appreciate you taking the time to make the recommendation to me! :)

No problemo, it does sadden me a bit that you want to play it on easy though...

I meant to ask, what's that other game you were referring to that's like Metroid?  Lano Lando?  Llama Llama ding-dong?  Dark Souls and Metroid in the same sentence definitely piques my interest.

And I agree with Ivalice Alliance, I love that darn sound effect, although I don't totally understand this site's love-fest for FF9 (please don't murder me!)
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: August 12, 2013, 05:50:29 PM
So would Etrian Odyssey be the Dark Souls of the 1st person dungeon crawl RPG?  (You don't have to answer that)

Yo Derek, I created a new post under Miscellaneous Games for a fan-made Megaman game I found this weekend.  It's really solid if you're looking for a good ole Megaman experience that challenges the crap out of you.
11  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Megaman Unlimited on: August 12, 2013, 05:46:26 PM
I stumbled on a fan-made 8-bit style Megaman game randomly the other day when I was on Youtube, called Megaman Unlimited.  It's pretty solid from what I've played of it so far (made it to Wily's castle stage 1).  It's probably the hardest 8-bit Megaman I've played to date; the level design is very solid, and insidious at the same time.  I encourage anybody that loves Megaman, and longs for Capcom to finally make an official Megaman 11, to check this out.

http://megaphilx.com/?page_id=26

For more fun, try to keep a death count in Rainbow Man's stage.  I must've burned through 12 or 13 continues before I finally made it to the robot master (around 35 deaths).
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: July 05, 2013, 02:29:26 PM
The big reason why is the architecture shift.  Both the 360 and PS3 work on RISC-based processors, while the PS4 and Xbox One both use CISC-based X86 processors, much like those in modern PCs.

Here's a good analogy:  Imagine that you drive a diesel Jetta.  Eight years later, it's time for a new car, so you buy the new Jetta - but they only have Unleaded Jettas now.  It's the same brand and the same model, but it runs on a different fuel, so you're not going to be able to use your old diesel with it.

Wouldn't emulation still be possible though despite that?
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: July 05, 2013, 02:21:22 PM
I may be a bit late on the Western music suggestions, but I wanted to throw out a couple of other non-Jeremy Soule suggestions from the Might and Magic series, which is a series so near and dear to me.  Paul Romero really did a great job on those soundtracks, although it's sort of difficult to pick out 1 or 2 themes that stand out as super awesome.  Here's a few songs that I think are pretty good.

M&M7 Intro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC2cfeR1f74

Hub City theme from M&M8:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VheGsu202s

Haven Battle from HOMM5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-RNoAAT6sk

Liked the last episode by the way, completely forgot that Dark Souls does actually have some good music in it (was too busy trying to not die to appreciate it).
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: July 05, 2013, 01:58:05 PM
You know... I've always said that I'd never invest in another MMO after playing FFXI since 2005, but the way you guys described 14 on this episode, it's sounding like I'm going to need to make some sacrifices.  If there's one thing I've learned since listening to these podcasts, it's that if there is an agreed high praise for a game among all of the podcast crew, then it is an AMAZING game.  I would've never got 999/VLR, Persona 4, and Dark Souls if it weren't for this podcast, and I'm SOOO FREAKING GRATEFUL for that, so thanks to all of you that have made this possible.

The one challenge I see that FF14 has, and all other MMOs for that matter, is hitting the audience like me that has grown so attached to 1 MMO, and don't want to start all the way back from the beginning at level 1.

I just wanted to mention one other thing regarding the new consoles.  I've heard rumors that neither the XBONE 180 or the PS4 will have backwards compatibility.  What are your guys' thoughts on that?  It would be a big turnoff for me personally, as that might actually make me consider an XBONE since I have a 360 but not a PS3.  Maybe they'll make some of the 360/PS3 games available through XBLA or PSN for purchase like the XBox originals were on the 360 to make some additional cash.  It'll be interesting to see what happens.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: June 02, 2013, 12:17:47 AM
Tsuyoshi Sekito cranked out some great battle themes in The Last Remnant.  The Gates of Hell was a real thrasher of a song if you want to toss up a good rock & roll boss theme.  

The game might've had its flaws, but that soundtrack was amazing.
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