Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 02, 2015, 01:08:07 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Check out the latest RPG news!
363498 Posts in 14728 Topics by 2302 Members
Latest Member: Eppie
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 39 40 [41] 42 43 ... 124
601  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New NIS announcements - Battle Princess Arcadia and Fencer Fairy F for NA on: February 15, 2014, 06:09:21 PM
these announcements excite me!!!

I must say, I've felt "left out in the cold" with everyone being so stoked about the 2014 first quarter new releases... nothing but the new atelier really peaked my interest.

x/x-2 along with XIII-3 comprise my least favorite legs of the FF franchise.

Symphonia is probably the only Tales game I wouldn't care to play (again).

Bravely Default looked like a wet dream to me but my aversion to handhelds effectively nixed that one...

But now NIS comes to Klyde's rescue with more strange and oddly flawed titles I may just love. Really excited for FFF and battle princess. Yipee-Skipee!!!! 2014 may prove a stellar year for a weirdo like myself after all!

I really believe FFF may very well be THE competent CH title that I have always faithfully believed they could make. Then again, I am an idealist when it comes to these things and it could all just be wishful thinking. But the idea of a polished neptunia-esque title that takes itself a bit more seriously has a great deal of potential in my eyes.
602  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 10, 2014, 08:15:30 PM


It was my first :3 SD3 was my second -- ordered RS3 from Germany back over winter break when I was in 8th grade, and SD3 the summer after. Got the Devil Children games when I was a sophomore, and SMT1 and 2 a few weeks after Nocturne came out. And then Terranigma and Innocent Sin were... from the summer before I was a senior in highschool and then I quit buying imports until like last year.

I also got RS1 a some point in time but I cannot, for the life of me, remember when.

I really need to throw the Devil Children Black and White scripts up somewhere. As far as I know, whoever was translating the games quit without finishing Red and dropped off the internet, and I'm maybe the only person that still has copies? They're just text files so I mean disseminating them shouldn't be too hard.

SD3 was my second import too! Weird, man! WEIRD!!!
603  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 10, 2014, 05:02:56 PM
After polishing off Mario 3dworld a week and a half ago I began focusing more on Vesperia.

Finally at the end of act 2. I wish every RPG experience was as satisfying as this. Even when I don't really feel like playing it, Vesperia only takes a brief period of time to suck me right back in.

In other news, I've been on a retro-game collecting kick. Every once in awhile, typically when the slew of new releases just are not tickling my fancy, I go on these missions to acquire old games I've wanted or missed. Coincidentally many of these are import titles... I think I really need to start prioritizing my playtime more around these older games as I've amassed quite a few I want to get to.

Newest editions as of late are Tales of Destiny, Tales of Eternia, Tobal No. 2 (yep you read that right!!) and Romancing Saga 3.

Romancing Saga 3 was actually one of the first imports I ever bought when I was a kid. It was way to complex for me at the time (about 10 years old or so). But I have ALWAYS wanted to give it another go. Who knows when the heck I'm going to get to it but it comforts me considerably knowing its on deck-LoL
604  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 10, 2014, 04:50:52 PM
Seems like I remember seeing some sell for @$100 on EBAY a while back, quick search shows some @$125. Yikes! I really want!!

This is the soundtrack I am including.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-SOUNDTRACK-GENSO-SUIKODEN-II-VOL-1-4988003225162-NEW-CD-/380835057048?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item58ab89cd98

If your interested in the package and want to beat me to the punch Bytor, PM me and we can work something out.

Otherwise, I'll decide what to throw it up on the bazar for in a day or 2. With so many things I want to pre-order ATM, I guess my price point is really a matter of decided what I want to buy-LoL. The Drankenguard 3 CE suuuuuuuure is tempting...
605  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 09, 2014, 10:35:13 PM
I know I could get more via Amazon or E-bay but its really not worth the headache for me. I like selling things here... simple for me... cheaper (than e-bay) for the buyer... everyone wins :)
606  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 09, 2014, 10:33:30 PM
(and it does for an even more bizarre third act).



Come on!! I REALLY believed Yuri when he said this was the FINAL battle!! What a spoiler.... LoL

J/k (the internet makes it so hard to be sarcastic)

Glad to know I didn't really "miss" anything so much as it was poorly explained. I felt like an idiot last night trying to follow what was going on there.
607  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 09, 2014, 06:46:46 PM
I was playing Sly Cooper HD collection, but I suck at 3D platformers so I went on to Bravely Default.

 For some reason I made sure that this birthday week was gonna be filled with physical collectors editions of various games. Some of them I don't even want now. Dear god the cover to the Etrian Odyssey design book. Gah.

I too suck at platformers and am notorious for buying CE's on impulse that I later regret. I am trying to curb my compulsion to collect CE's because most of the time the only things I really look at more then once is the game. In the worst case scenario's I get the CE's for games I don't even like or end up playing just because the goodies are tempting.

I need some advice folks.... I want to sell my copy of Suikoden 2 amongst a few other items. Probably going to throw them up for grabs over on the bazar within a day or two. The problem is, the going price (and what I paid for my copy of Suikoden 2) is WAY to high...

So I ask, what do you guys feel is a fair price for really decent copy of Suikoden 2 and Volume 1 of the Original Soundtrack? I played through and can verify Suiko 2 works beginning to end, case and instructions are in excellent shape as is the disc. The original soundtrack is "like new" (i opened it, ripped it to itunes and back in the case it went).

608  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 09, 2014, 06:33:03 PM
Ok, so I spoke too soon on the Vesperia plot. I did end up getting a wee bit confused after my session with it last night... No major confusion, but if anyone could offer some plot clarification on a minor point I would appreciate it :)

Here is what I missed/didn't quite understand

Code:
I just rescued Estelle from Alexei at Zaphias (the capital) and she was being controlled via the use of the Apatheia and Alexei's formula/code. That much I gathered... I also understood Alexei's method of control involved the use of the barrier blastia... what I did not understand was what the problem was after Estelle is rescued... she is "stable" (so says Rita) but only so within the  city and with Dein Neimos' Aer control??? And then this whole issue is resolved by somehow sustaining Estelle's stability or well being via the use of her life force and power as the Child of the full moon... due to... Rita's handy-work???? Lastly as a result, the barrier of the city is restored because it is now no longer functioning to sustain Estelle/control over her.... Did I follow that right? I know its a minor plot point really but it bugs me that I didn't grasp it entirely due to the windy blastia jargon coupled with the fact that it was 6am and I was falling asleep-LoL

609  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 07, 2014, 06:25:59 PM
Klyde:

That post makes me sad for some reason.

It makes you sad because you know it should be humorous but instead you detect the "truth" beneath the jest-LoL

It reminds me  of my dog that died last year that basically lived for 75% of my entire lifespan...It was the most painful thing that ever happened in my life, it hurt more than some deaths in my family as bad as that sounds.

My dog, that actually was named Interceptor, was with me from age 8 to 24. That dog was with me through  different residencies, addiction, recovery et cetera... and you know what? That freakin' animal loved me unconditionally whether I was up, down, broke, inebriated, sober or sick... And that is the thing about animals and pets (dogs especially) they love you back no matter what. I feel like humans would do well to take note.

In any event, naturally, I too was pretty freakin' devastated when she kicked the bucket. That same year my ex ran over my cat... I literally started crying often when I walked by the pet food area in my local grocery store that year.

I have not had another mammal since. It took me many moons to recover from those losses and just recently got the nerve to acquire my new pet fish (Repede). I have been having two "talks" with him every day (when I wake up and before I turn in) and its weird... I didn't think fish were that intelligent but he clearly recognizes my presence now and comes to edge of his bowl when I go to talk with him. 
610  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 06, 2014, 07:04:35 PM
My current best friend....


Me and my old best friend (childhood)

611  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 06, 2014, 06:55:42 PM
Man, after reading the past few pages on peoples opinions on the various games in the series they have played...I have realized I must just have really low standards..or don't really analyze the games I am playing when I do play them.  Its usually either I like it, or I don't I never really put thought into it beyond that :P.  And so far every Tales game i've played (starting with Destiny which im sure wouldnt hold up if I played it again, but which I loved back when I first played it, which was a little after FF8 came out.) I have really enjoyed.  I will say Vesperia for me was the best, I enjoyed the characters and world the most.  The other games I maybe had a few nitpicks over, but yeah lol.  I will probably be getting the HD collection simply because Ive never played either game, and ToS is considered a favorite among a few good friends of mine.  Plus I kinda wanna see what is so terrible about 2.

If you've got low standards then so do I. I've enjoyed each Tales game I've played as well. While I admit some really shine in various respects, more so than others.

Vesperia is what I am currently playing. About 45 hours into it. I won't make any bold statements yet (until I finish it) but this may be shaping up to be not only my favorite tales but one of top games for the generation IMO.

While I still have a bit of catching up to do with the last generation (still present gen in my world, and will be for at least another year or 2), my enjoyment with Vesperia has been comparable to that of Xenoblade and Ni No Kuni. And that my friends, is BIG TIME FUN! LoL

The joy of Vesperia has pretty much boiled down to the cast and environments for me. Both of which are a few notches above the "Tales of" bar so to speak. Subjectively speaking, I feel like this game is tailored to my own particular tastes to an almost eerie degree.

Additionally, the plot and writing are just freakin' stellar. The story is not predictable by any means, but every twist and turn I have encountered thus far has yet to leave me scratching my head or feeling like anything has become incoherent. I can't speak much more about that until I get to and through the final act.

My only complaint is that I feel the world could have been bigger. Not that it is small... but few more continents and with some other kingdoms/tribes/peoples would have been nice.

EDIT!! I forgot to comment on this...

Thanks Klyde.  I kinda wanna make a classic RPG revival/nostalgia thread right now... they had that ...jeux ne sais quoi

Eternia is my "unsuspected favorite".  The world is especially beautiful, the 2D background art makes every place look cozy and wonderful.  The battle system can be fun (magic is particularly well done, I'm sad they never did a Craymel Cage again) and there is a ton of sidequests!

I second the motion to create that thread... In some ways, nostalgia aside I miss older gen RPG's A LOT. I used to once believe it was purely nostalgia but after playing lots of oldies over the last few years with zero nostalgic value, I've come to realize they were just a wee bit of a different breed altogether. While that "other breed" may be outdated and poorly aged I appreciate them for what they are in a unique way.
612  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 05, 2014, 05:11:50 PM


I don't have any irl friends. This isn't hyperbole. My mom's the only person I feel any sort of connection to and even that's mixed with antagonism.

It's like, I have people that I interact with on a daily basis and I can't meet them with anything more than ambivalence, at best. And this is every. Single. Da. For the past three years. It gets to you. I don't even feel like I can relate to or engage with people in a normal way anymore. Like, I can't read them.



^^^ This!!! ^^^^

A thousand times, ^^THAT^^^!!! LoL

Well almost... take that Mesh quote minus the Mom part and replace the "I can't read them" with the feeling of "they can't read me because I won't let them" and that is my scenario.

Far too long I have operated as "Klyde Chroma the 3rd shift tattoo artist" and so many have gotten to know "him" that I fear no one really knows "me" at this point. I am strangely isolated even when amongst others. Though I am not bitching. I crafted this life purely by my own design and to complain at this point would not only be irrelevant but also sort of ugly of me.

None the less, the fact remains that I too am void of a-typical friendships and relationships. I look at it like I traded those things for my career and art long ago.

Truly, I venture to guess you guys here know me better than most. At the very least you guys have read and conversed with a more honest side of me than anyone else for longer and more consistantly than anyone else in my life.
613  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 05, 2014, 04:42:01 PM
Creeping this thread and playing Vesperia made me re-think my Tales plans... I was going for the obligatory HD collection (collectors edition) at the end of the month although Symphonia was/is admittingly the least desirable for me to play. Not because it is a bad game. Quite the contrary, I loved what I remember of it. I did however play through it whilst knee deep in addiction many years ago, and did so co-op with an ex girlfriend. The whole experience is not one I care to remember....

.... And then the other day you fine folk started talking about Tales of Destiny, and Eternia.

Well last night I got the courage to cancel my HD collection pre-order (really didn't have the disposable funds anyhow) and am going to go for Tales of Destiny or Eternia instead (a little ways down the road).... Going from Vesperia (currently playing what I presume to be close to the end) right into Symphonia in two weeks seemed like A LOT of Tales to digest anyhow.

I have been meaning to get to Destiny and Eternia for years actually, but kept putting em off in the interest of new releases (a habbit I REALLY want to break). And thanks to things like Dice talking about the "magic" of the ps1 era RPG's I finally got pushed over the edge on the whole matter.

Thank you Dice (and community) for saving me 100 dollars whilst reminding me of something I REALLY want and don't just feel obligated to experience.

All that aside, upon thinking about it more and realizing Xillia 2 and eventually the new Tales game are also in the foreseeable future I think i need to include time in my gaming life for other games.... I swear, if I wanted and let myself I could strictly play just "Tales of" something until 2015.
614  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: February 01, 2014, 05:06:31 PM
I feel like if a player wanted to avoid whiney, emo and non-sensical they'd best dodge the latter half of all the Final Fantasy games altogether. That is one poor horse that can't stand to take another beating if you ask me.

I found the characters and plot of the XIII franchise far less accessible than other legs of the Final Fantasy universe, but by no means bad. It just took a little more work and focus to care... Well except in Hope and Fang's cases.... I hated those 2 for some reason..... Ok I guess I hated Snow a wee bit more then most as well. BUT that is not my point.

For me, speaking on XIII, the deal-breaker comes down to setting, environments and the moods they convey to me as a gamer. My big problem is I simply don't detect any "fantasy flavor" in XIII. I do however detect a great Sci-Fi CGI, movie-like, gaming experience with some RPG elements thrown in the mix.

Last thing I would like to say....


As for what you guys said regarding the other games, you're most likely right but I feel the medium of text makes it far easier to swallow characters i'm less keen on than since when voice acting has been introduced.


I completely agree with that 100%. Voice acting in and of itself diminishes my ability to get involved with characters and "connect" the way I did with older titles. Pinning a more concise personality to a character is not always a good thing in RPG's if you ask me.

615  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Western Fantasy Suggestions and Your Favorites on: February 01, 2014, 04:40:57 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/102500/

Amalur's on sale. You can get the pack with the DLC for 12 bucks. Also it's the Steam version so uh, no Origin?

Thanks for the tip! Believe it or not I have NEVER bought/played/used steam yet... I know nothing about it... I suppose I should stop being so ignorant in that regard
Pages: 1 ... 39 40 [41] 42 43 ... 124


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!