Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 27, 2015, 05:09:25 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Have a great 2015 from all of us at RPGfan. :)
352719 Posts in 14360 Topics by 2254 Members
Latest Member: dharkhades
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 43 44 [45] 46 47 ... 118
661  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 13, 2013, 05:40:04 PM
Well I've done it now....

I screwed up and my ceaseless efforts for 108 stars in suikoden 2 caused me to trigger some sort of "glitch". I broke sequence and started something could not finish by apparently activating a quest I could not complete.

So I was forced to check a guide to see if the damage I did damned my chances at 108, forcing me to load from an earlier save..... and that is when IT happened.

Of all the terrible things my wandering eyes could have seen... I saw THIS!!!!

Code:
Nanami "dies"

That was all I saw. I did not read more. Someone please, for the love of God, tell me I didn't completely ruin this game on myself. That is, someone tell me there is more twists and turns and plot splendor to enjoy because I feel like I just TOTALLY ruined it.

On the bright side, I did need to re-load from an earlier save. If I had not looked that up I would have totally screwed my chances at 108.

But that is it, no more screwing around. Whether I do it or not (achieve 108), I'm playing through the rest of this thing without looking at ANYTHING save Aeolus lovely spoiler-free-spurts of wisdom.

EDIT: I feel like I've unwittingly done something on the scale of "spoiling christmas" or something like that.... someone fix my shattered existence and say it ain't so.... please

*tells myself over and over that ninjas don't cry... ninjas don't cry*.... *sob* *sob*
662  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 13, 2013, 03:43:31 PM
That sounds like a fucking disaster.

Also.... 700 bux? What the hell did you get?

Static Arts LE statues of Sephiroth and Cloud. For the first few years after I sobered up and started tattooing full time I was just stupid when it came to spending and money. At that point anything I saw I wanted I just bought, justified with the mentality of "well its better than chemicals".

Then I got a house and bills and whatnot... greater responsibility with cash became a necessity at that point and while I have gotten better with it over the years I still "slip up" with gaming merchandise. I find easier to go without food than collectors edition copies of games... As soon as I eat I am satiated... but I am still pissed I missed out on the Hyperdimension MK2 Nisa exclusive CE.
663  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 12, 2013, 05:50:01 PM
Ugh, man, I hate SE's site.  I ordered Drakengard 3 from there because it was the only chance for a physical copy, but why does their store have no account option?  Then I tried to look at my orders through my Email and my password, but it only shows one (LR). You need to put in the exact order number, because only the most recent purchase shows up if you go by EMail.

It's ridiculous and outdated.

The worst shipping experience I ever had was the result of ordering through SE's site/store. Almost 700 dollars worth of merchandise got stuck in customs and then lost altogeather.... took over five months to finally get delivered. The kicker? The packages ended up in a college apartment complex which was closed and locked up for the summer. I actually had to contact the owner of the complex to come and punch in a security code for me to get my packages.
664  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: December 12, 2013, 05:45:28 PM
I feel like, although it is one of my favorite franchises, I will NEVER catch up on all the tales I wish to experience.

I have yet to touch Phantasia, Eternia or Vesperia (even though I have them all on the shelf)

With Symphonia Chronicles, Xilia 2 and now this new one I imagine I play Tales games exclusively for a heck of a long time if I were so enclined.

665  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 12, 2013, 05:38:41 PM
Upgraded to 2 widescreen monitors at work. Yay~

I have a funny preoccupation with constantly thinking about/wanting larger monitors, TV's, screens et cetera.... Movin on up sir, good job.
666  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 12, 2013, 05:34:52 PM


Additionally, try to run from every odd battle between your first trip to Muse and reaching Radat, and trade Crystal Balls from elsewhere to the Kobold village and then buy up any Ancient Texts from those guys (if available) and make sure to take them to the Trading Town in the Greenhill region plus any Celadon Urns you come across can be useful for trading for potch as well.

More priceless nuggets of wisdom... I am taking notes my friend, thank you.

Additionally I remember you mentioning ages ago in a post about finding multiple squirels. As of now I only have Mukomo...errr.. whomever. Are these other squirels missable or just difficult to find?
667  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: No e-mail notifications anymore? on: December 12, 2013, 03:50:16 PM
The emails are being blocked by your host.  I set the boards' emails to go from my personal account for a little bit and got a bounceback error.

Thank you for your help John! I got your e-mail and am taking measure to figure out how to fix things on my end... errr microsoft lives end?? regardless, I appreciate your help on the matter
668  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 11, 2013, 08:14:42 PM
The real problem I had with KH was how much it made me wish they continued the Mana series with something along these lines as opposed to creating the Disney/Square mash-up franchise. I freakin' hate disney. I'm actually amazed I got past that aversion to play through KH.

They did. It was called Dawn of Mana and it sucked due to Unreal Engine shenanigans and a rather stupid progression system (if you can even call it that). The camera being ass and the added emphasis on platforming in a near fully destructible environment was even more insane.


Lastly, I am REALLY aiming for 108 stars but will not indulge spoilers... does anyone have any spoiler free tips on achieving this? I'm too afraid to look at any faqs or anything.

Ahahahaha....Er, ahem. My best advice is to not worry about recruiting anybody until you hit North Window which is like a quarter of the way into the game (except for a particular squirrel hanging out behind the main characters' house at the start of the game, because your next opportunity to get him will be at the very end of the game). Also, make sure to use one of the Listening Crystals on the Griffin (or is he a Hippogriff?) since you cannot recruit all 108 stars without him. Also also, make sure you throughly explore Muse early on and get the package from a woman in a white cape, if you don't do even this much of Clive's sidequest, then you wont trigger his appearance later on and cannot recruit him. Also also also, by the third strategy battle there will be an odd unit lead by a guy with a portrait, fight but do not defeat him and he will join afterwards (if I am wrong or the method didn't take, reload and try again).

That's all I've got for now.

Dawn of Mana was NOT nearly as Mana feeling as KH to me in terms of gameplay. And yes, I agree that it was terribly flawed but I cannot comment further seeing as how all I recall was trying and failing to throw around objects until I eventually rage quit. That title is on my "someday" list...

As for the Suikoden info, that is GOLDEN!! Thanks a bunch! Luckily I found the squirrel. Oddly enough I remembered to look for him because of an old post of yours like 2 years ago when I was playing Suikoden 1! LoL
669  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: No e-mail notifications anymore? on: December 11, 2013, 06:29:11 PM
After waiting to see if anyone else replied, it is clear to me now this problem is exclusive to me which is a good thing I suppose. I suuuuure wish I could fix it though....
670  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 11, 2013, 06:18:09 PM
I miss sushi... I haven't eaten it in (give or take) 7 years.... I make pseudo-sushi almost every night with various vegetables stir fried in hot sauce and cumin then wrap em up in seaweed. That has been dinner every night since august/september for me-LoL
671  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 11, 2013, 06:14:44 PM


That being said, looking back I actually enjoyed XIII and XIII-2. But you do have to work for it. Read all of the datalog entries, etc... You should be fine after watching a YouTube synopsis in my opinion.



Yea!! This is exactly what I was saying summed up in a far more concise manner. Why the hell am I always so longwinded....
672  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 11, 2013, 06:08:06 PM
That is shitty to hear.

I'm in the world with the districts now. I'm running around trying to find Donald and Goofy and all I'm doing is getting constantly attacked by those stupid black shadows. That's one of my biggest pet peeves. If I'm trying to do something or find the next place to go, *don't* interrupt me with constant random battles that prevent me from doing what I want to. It's incredibly irksome. This game is checking all my negative boxes all at once.

Edit - I gave up after three hours. I just couldn't take any more.

At least instead of saying I refuse to play KH because I hate Disney, I can at least honestly say I tried KH and it was just a shitty game.

That was my experience too... my compulsive nature bested me eventually and I got back to it. By the end of the game I actually really became addicted. While some may argue the experience does not drastically improve much, I found it to be quite the opposite. Once I acquired various battle skills that amended the gameplay somewhat, the game become far more enjoyable for me. I will say that the camera did perpetually piss me off from beginning to end.

The real problem I had with KH was how much it made me wish they continued the Mana series with something along these lines as opposed to creating the Disney/Square mash-up franchise. I freakin' hate disney. I'm actually amazed I got past that aversion to play through KH.

In my personal gaming realm I've been doing BIG things.

Wind Waker HD/ BEAT!!! Take that Son-Ganon-Samurai of hyrule!

Chrono Trigger/ BEAT!!! Good god playing through this was nostalgia at its finest. I forgot how epic the final, seizure inducing, boss fight could be.

And thus, in the wake of completing those two last week, this week I decided to sample a few before settling on what was next.

Ar Tonelico 3/ I will NOT shake my controller.... To expand on that point.. I WILL NOT SHAKE MY CONTROLLER TO MAKE A CARTOON STRIP. I had this LE on the shelf since release and was really stoked to get to it. Disappointment does not apropriately sum up my feeling for this title. I don't care if I played the first 2 and loved em. The gameplay here felt inexcusable to me.

FFXIII-2/ Played the beginning, very enticing. Unlike XIII I am going into this without any "Final Fantasy expectations". I tend to think it will make for a more enjoyable experience if I pretend the game is called something else entirely...

However I will not be immediately getting to XIII-2 because for this holiday season I am treating myself to...

Suikoden 2/ I only played through this one once when it was first released. I essentially remembered nothing of it aside from the MC's weapons and outfit color. I'm only 4-5 hours in and I can safely say I'm pretty in love with it. Flik was one of my favorites from Suikoden 1 so seeing him amongst so many others within the first few hours of the game grabbed me immediately. There is also something really odd about the setting and "mood" of Suikoden 1 and 2 that is absent from 3 and beyond to me... I feel like if J.R.R Tolkien was a japanese game designer he would have made something of a similar tone or "feel" to it. That is a GOOD thing to me BTW.

Lastly, I am REALLY aiming for 108 stars but will not indulge spoilers... does anyone have any spoiler free tips on achieving this? I'm too afraid to look at any faqs or anything.
673  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 11, 2013, 03:34:34 PM
I think the watch is pretty cool, provided it doesn't break right away.

It could be semi-useful I guess.

That would be my fear with the watch if I were interested. See it turn out to be a 7 dollar ebay cosplay-quality accessory watch coupled with a "color instruction booklet" quality art book.

But in truth I'm being a negative nancy  about it in jest, I have a personal issue with watches and all manner of time-tracking devices. In all honesty I do think that if Square is attaching a 90 buck tag the contents will be quality items.

OK question,
I hated ff13's story and gameplay never finshed, ff13-2's changes didn't interest me enough to try, this one seems different.
Would I understand it if I haven't played the first two?  Are the changes worth looking into?

I was in the same boat as you not too long ago, though I did manage to force my way through all of XIII-1.

I have actually totally changed my stance on whole plot/story of XIII-1 after reviewing some synopsis and re-watching all the XIII FMV compiled as a movie. Truth be told, I missed out on a GREAT deal  somehow.... I think I was just too turned off at the time due to my own unreasonable expectations of the title.

I am actually pumped to get to XIII-2 now (once I finish a Suikoden 2 playthrough) and am totally on board for XIII-3.

Whether or not becoming invested in the franchise is worth it to you is a subjective matter though. If you are curious, there is more then enough youtube material for you to review before making an informed decision on the matter. I say start there. Thats what I did and now I'm a convert!

674  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Are turn-based console RPGs officially dead? on: December 11, 2013, 03:26:32 PM
I think in the not so distant future we will see a resurgence of "old school" RPG elements such as turn-based combat, more over world maps, et cetera... Why?... My reasoning, quite simply, is that it has not been a popular trend in home console RPGs for awhile now and sure to be exploited more than it has been eventually. I can really see some of the lesser respected low budget companies moving in this direction as they evolve simply because they already cater to niche markets and they have to know by now enough people want to see it.

Maybe I am just "positive thinking" a bit here because I have believed compile hearts and idea factory was going to start doing "big" things eventually after Agarest 2 (which may have missed the mark so to speak, but sure came A LOT closer than some of their other efforts).

Ultimately though, whether it becomes a "thing" or not, turn based will never die. It can't be THAT difficult in terms of programming to achieve and there will always be an audience.

675  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 11, 2013, 02:41:56 PM
I wish the watch was a wallet... I need a new wallet...

I am typically a sucker for these things but for nearly 100 bucks I AT LEAST want a figurine. They should of dropped the watch and included the sexy new XIII-3 Lighting Kai Play-arts-whatever figure. That would have been far more tempting.
Pages: 1 ... 43 44 [45] 46 47 ... 118


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