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1411  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: March 05, 2012, 04:57:23 PM
So is it any good?

While I think I'm probably enjoying it a bit more then most based on the responses and reviews I've read, I still say its worth a look. I was playing Atelier Rorona before this and it fell off the radar for the time being, so I'd say its at least proving more engaging then that.... not that Rorona's bad... I love it actually, I'm just really digging MK2 right now.... But in all honestly I'm sort of just doing the Rorona thing to get to Totori.... Hell, I'm backlogged on the whole Atelier universe, who am I kidding......  And I, much like described in the post a few above, will also probably have to drop everything for Graces F...... well everything except my Wild Arms Alter Code F playthrough and my Suikoden 108 star marathon (I never did get to load my data from game to game....)

Bottom line, I feel a "B-" rating is totally on point.... Particularly if your into the over-the-top bubbly anime stuff.
1412  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Anime you would most like to see get turned into a new game? on: March 05, 2012, 04:43:12 PM
Wow, did even half the replies to this topic pertain to its aim at all?...... Anyhoo...

Personally, I think a straight up grand ol' journey in the "12 Kingdoms" universe would absolutely rock! Mind you, I don't mean a RPG-make of the series, just an RPG based on the whole 12 Kingdoms world and premise.... I feel like it would be very "Suikoden".... I don't however think the story told in the anime itself would be as effective as an RPG... Maybe a SRPG or an action/adventure title, yes..... but not so much your typical JRPG fair.

Of course I would love to see a Berserk RPG based on something aside from the first story arc... and no the old Berserk title that came out for the Dreamcast or whatever does not satiate my hunger for more...

How about a classic?... Slayers RPG perhaps?? Spanning all 5 seasons, and pre-season material would be pretty epic.... But they would have to let you do a custom character option and shift some stuff around for me... keep it interesting and spare me a little Lina.... Love the girl, but I've had my fill...

Scrapped princess and Escaflowne RPG's would be cool as well!.....

Lastly, how about a Mai-Hime' done somewhat like Magic Knight Rayearth... wait scrap that.... lets just get a re-release of Magic Knight Rayearth with hd graphics on a current gen system that is not the vita so I can play on my TV screen....

The possiblities are endless and all could be very good games as long as they aren't straight up storybook-rehashes of the actual animes exactly as they are.
1413  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: March 04, 2012, 02:02:19 PM
Hey, for anyone playing and looking to customize Nepgear's HDD outfit the NIS forum has a nice list going.....


I love a magic-girl transformation that leaves me off to kick ass while dressed like an Eva pilot! Can't beat it!!
1414  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Labyrinth Tower Legacista on: March 04, 2012, 01:53:24 PM
its a new ip but spiritual successor to cladun

I just downloaded Cladun x2 after looking at this..... customizing stuff makes me oh so happy..... 
1415  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Labyrinth Tower Legacista on: March 03, 2012, 02:49:31 PM
This is a NIS-developed game on PS3.

I can almost guarantee we'll get it. The only reason they haven't been releasing their PSP titles is because of the market in the west and piracy.

Well let me give you a cyber-smooch Cyril! You made my morning!!..... or afternoon.... or whatever this is.... when you work til 8am you start to lose track of what is "morning" "afternoon" and "night".... the day is divided into two systems.... game-time and non-game-time.... but that is neither here nor there.... whats important is the fact that I may be able to customize my character in something that is not a WRPG, but an NIS title resembling a classic action/RPG!!!! Yipee!!!!
1416  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Labyrinth Tower Legacista on: March 03, 2012, 02:26:58 PM
..... ok I can't take it lately.... I was bummed earlier this week about the chances of getting Mugen Souls localized but if we don't get this one....well, I'm seriously gonna ball my eyes out... this looks soooo good to me..... please someone tell me this stands a better chance of stateside release then Mugen..... please tell me there is any chance.... or at least tell me where to start writing letters from multiple names and addresses to show a fanbase exists-LoL...
1417  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces F on: March 02, 2012, 05:15:52 PM
No PS3. D:

But I love this series so much. Might buy one just to support it, get a PS3 down the line, yadda yadda.

I am gonna pick up an X-Box myself just for Vesperia sometime down the road... as for Graces F, you bet I'll be all over this one the day of release! The gamestop pre-order bonus is sort of cool too for longstanding fans of the series.... If I'm not mistaken its a bunch of alternate costumes from earlier titles main cast.

I really should pre-order this.  Gamestop is the only place offering some sort of pre-order bonus, though...and I hate Gamestop.

Gamestop is bitter sweet.... you can't beat some of their deals for platinum members though... I just got Shadow Hearts, La Pucelle Tactics and Legend of Heroes for 30 buck during their leap year pre-owned sale the other day....
1418  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 02, 2012, 05:09:18 PM
I genuinely hope this isn't a DD only release. It would be nice if this were the swan song for the PSP, much like P4 was for PS2, and we get one last limited edition with soundtrack set out of it.

Well not quite, Devil Summoner 2 was the last title I remember Atlus publishing over here for PS2. With a plushie no less. :3

I loved this limited addition set!! I still have one brand-new on my coveted "SMT" shelf.... (I have little shelves and shrines all over my house for different franchises and titles I like.....sad as it is, at the age of 26 my house...even the kitchen... looks like a little walkthrough j-pop and gaming museum-LoL)
1419  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: March 02, 2012, 05:04:44 PM
Ok so I lied... I did come back to the thread...

Why?.... Freakin' difficulty spikes in this game! I expected a relatively breezy time walking through quests and whatnot til the next happy bright and bubbly dialogue sequence and for the most part that is the case.... then bam!! I encounter a boss (or even an occasional enemy) that demands a wee' bit o grinding.... I still like the game a great deal, but I'm finding it a little unbalanced in this regard.... That is post prep for these seldom but troublesome encounters, I find myself a bit overpowered for a great deal of the rest of the enemies and battles..... Somewhat minor of a complaint I know, but none-the-less a point worth noting....

That and I also feel I sort of enjoyed the story (well, what story there was.....) in the first a bit more. Or more accurately the comic relief.... This title still wins hands down though, as environments and gameplay are still leagues beyond its predecessor.
1420  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: February 29, 2012, 01:54:54 PM
wow...... I miss this thread for day and its like I have a full chapter to read to catch up.... and after reading I'm not gonna even touch upon the myriad of different things I would like to respond to... I'm just gonna simply say I really find it ridiculous that in America, we not only find it acceptable to exploit and explore such inhumane cruelty, but we actually find it comical.... yet we cannot comprehend that the scope of what another society sees as acceptable could vary from our own... In other words, in a country of gamers obsessed with shooting, killing and blowing everything up, you wouldn't think some sexual inuendo (no matter how much it is or is not in poor taste) would ruffle so many feathers... Anyhoo.... thats neither here nor there...

I picked up this title yesterday and put a little time in and gotta say, I really dig it so far! I was gonna go a little in depth but the review already up is quite well-versed, albeit a wee bit more focused on what this game does wrong..... All I really want to say now is that, if you like this over-the-top anime esque' stuff and can overlook way too much fanservice, I find this to be not only a vast improvement over the first but a great title in and of itself... I do however think playing the first lends to the experience of playing the second which was something I was unaware of (somewhere along the line I aquired the impression this was gonna to be a bit more "standalone" and not quite as direct a sequel as it proved to be).... And I will also say in regard to the criticism, while the graphics are dated, they are still lovely, bright, lush and colorful enough to demand an eye exam after a strong multi-hour session.

Well thats enough said.... My ultimate impression of this game and topic can be summed up simply.... You know what these games involve... You know what they contain.... you know whether you can overlook things in light of what you appreciate about them or not.... for example, there are plenty of great shooters and likewise RPG's I will never really enjoy because I hate fire-arms and certain types of sci-fi that remind me of western-star-trek-stuff.... But if in fact you do have affinity for titles such as this, this one in particular is totally worth the time...

And with that, even though I started it, I am not touching this thread again with a ten foot pole-LoL
1421  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls on: February 29, 2012, 01:26:12 PM
Don't misread me.... I wasn't under the impression learning Japanese (or any language for that matter) was a modest under-taking, by any stretch, that would be accomplished with a quick purchase off the bargain-book rack and a few hours of reading.... Nor did/ do I think I'd be cracking open import titles and blazing through them next week.... I actually did study a few eastern written dialects long ago when I was involved in martial arts heavily and while what I needed to learn then didn't involve having to understand much of the grammer end of things, I was none-the-less exposed enough to know the complexity.

But I think its just silly to abandon a goal based on the fact that it is daunting.... With a few hours of hardcore daily study and seeking out some additional tutelage I do believe it is a realistic goal that can be achieved to the point where gaming is doable within the realm of a few years... Especially if you are actively using games and anime as source material to "practice" with as Kev' so appropriately pointed out.

On a personal note, I'm lucky enough to have a flexible schedule to allocate the time to a daily study (and do)... I have no familial obligations, no friends I see on any regular basis, and most of my work can be accomplished in time frames I devise making the means to achieving such a goal a simple decision of choosing to apply myself appropriately.... And I believe that to be the case with most goals, linguistics aside..

I do have a question though... I was once told by someone fluent in various dialects that modern American english is unique to the point that it makes it very difficult to learn other languages when it is your primary-spoken, and likewise very difficult for non-english speaking peoples to learn in contrast to most other languages..... Is it true that English is that  much of a far cry from the rest of the world in regard to verbal and written communication?

............ but enough of that..... it was all really just lofty thought in passing... not something I will set out to do... well probably not..... I have to admit though I am sort of motivated to a degree, honestly..... but back on topic.... well to some degree.....

....with some of the things released in America in such poor taste, I really hate the fact that some poorly recieved humor outside our cultural "norm" kills the chances of games being localized.... Especially games that look this cool.... damnit....

This thread reveals discouraging truths, it does.....
1422  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: February 27, 2012, 05:56:45 PM
Well tomarrow is the day for this lovely NIS gem! While I didn't polish off the first, I think this is going to be one I start up anyhow.... I think thats the first time I ever did that (played a sequel before completing its predecessor that is..), but this looks ALOT better than the first to me.... Anybody else grabbing this tomarrow?

oh and quickly....

Yeah, I remember their earlier PSP games almost had my interest(since I heard those SRPGs were Dragon Force-esque), then the dire reviews scared me off.

Then they went moe, and then suddenly, $$$$.

Dragon Force freakin' rocked man.... Its been sooo long... that game absolutely demands my attention again someday....
1423  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls on: February 27, 2012, 04:40:27 PM
What a bummer... being on this forum has really made me want to just break-down and learn the language.... I mean screw it.... If I start now, in a year or two there will be nothing I can't play!... Has anyone here ever tried it?
1424  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Non-MMO RPGs WITH FRIENDS! on: February 27, 2012, 04:25:11 PM
I adored playing Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3 "couch co-op".... The best I ever think I got along with my longest standing girlfriend of 6 years or so was during a co-op playthrough of FF5 as well.... The "Tales" co-op is cool if your first player.... too much down-time for your buddies playing along with you though unless they really dig the story.

As for how it is implemented I like how they did it with the older FF titles.... No A.I, just set controller settings to 1 or 2.... simple.... To be honest I never really understood why they didn't just do this for my standard turn based titles. I mean how difficult is it really to incorporate  controller settings option for active party slots?
1425  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls on: February 25, 2012, 05:19:51 PM
That sounds like the Ar Tonelico Dualithnode crystal thing taken to a rather offputting level.

LoL- I totally thought the same thing.... What is it with the japanese and bathing? It seems there is always a bath scene in everything.... if not a bath-house completely featured in some respect.... Speaking of bath houses, Niea Under 7 wins the "best of the bath-house" award by me... I really adored the cute little Niea so skillfully illustrated by Abe... I actually have a Yoshitoshi Abe sleave in the works on my left arm to be hopefully completed soon with a Niea piece....

Anyhow.... back on topic.... chance of localization? Anybody??
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