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781  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 22, 2014, 07:21:24 PM
Finally finished Vesperia.

That was a supremely satisfying experience for me. My only problem is that there is no Tales of Vesperia Part 2. I didn't want it to end.

782  The Rest / The Bazaar / Ys Seven LE, Persona LE and Star Ocean Play Arts on: February 22, 2014, 07:11:11 PM
More of my crap for sale at sub-e-bay prices folks!!

First up I have not one but 2 PSP limited editions up for grabs. I am selling them together but basically this a buy Ys and get Persona for free type of deal. My reasoning behind this is the Ys set is actually worth some bucks while the persona set is just more or less incentive to buy because it hasn't really gone up in value.

Ys Seven LE includes art book, soundtrack, game (UMD), original box and map. In other words, everything is here. LE is complete.

Ys condition is used but pretty good. UMD is perfect, the rest of content has mild display aging. The art book is great with the exception that you can tell its been looked through (due to unavoidable "book opening" creasing and bend). The box itself suffers from one corner being a bit bent up.  I will tape it down for you if you'd like :)

Persona 1 LE is like new. I opened the outside box simply to listen to the soundtrack. UMD game case is still sealed in shrink wrap. Box is fine. All is on the up and up.

Ys Seven LE (Very good condition) with bonus Persona 1 LE (like new, UMD sealed) for 65 US dollars. Shipping  Included.

Next up we have a set of two Square Enix Play Arts figurines!!

Both of from Star Ocean 4.

Both figures saw shelf display but are in excellent condition.

You can tell the boxes have been opened and repackaged but are in very good/displayable condition.

40 US Dollars plus 10 for shipping, thus 50 US dollars for both figures!!

EDIT: My last post for Xenoblade is still alive and well. If someone were interested in that along with something here I will reduce the total price a few bucks....... Ohhhhhhhh the temptations!!!! Muahahahahaha! :)
783  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New Sakaguchi RPG teased for Xbox One on: February 22, 2014, 03:56:47 PM
I have finally begun to dig into the 360 RPG's of the last gen and Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon are on my "soon to play list". I kept very current with PS3 releases but didn't even venture into the Microsoft realm until very recently with Vesperia.

Geeeee golly I feel behind! LoL.... Nothing like hype for a sequel brewing when you have yet to even get to the first.
784  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Help me get caught up on the last 13 years. on: February 20, 2014, 09:04:03 PM

You don't really even go out of your way to do most of the sidequests in Xenoblade. They're mostly there to give you experience since a lot of the combat is optional I guess?

Agreed. Going out of your way to tend to all the side-stuff is a total mistake that hampers gameplay (one I made).  If you just move through the game, you will naturally accomplish the same amount of crap in WAY less time. I know I could have accomplished and seen just as much content in roughly 100 hours as I did in 140 if I played more effectively.
785  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Help me get caught up on the last 13 years. on: February 19, 2014, 02:56:40 PM
What an AWESOME thread!!

I myself got back into gaming about 5 years ago after quite a long hiatus.

Same situation.. Grew up playing and loving 90's RPG's (and anime). Got back into it around the age of 23 and was highly intimidated with all the cooooolness I missed.

A word of advice though, don't inundate yourself with playing catch up. It will never happen. Too many games my friend... What is really cool about your (our) scenario though is being able to draw from a slew of titles that harken back to an age of RPG's that just don't exist anymore, and its NEW in our eyes.

For a long time I tried to stay current with my RPG gaming  and with day 1 releases and whatnot. Now I'm finding a far greater thrill in diving into forgotten gems of yesteryear and being a wee bit more choosey about the new stuff I indulge. It is a luxury we have for having Not kept up (or so that is how I like to see it).

Anyhow... My suggestions (from my extremely narrow and particular tastes)

My Favorites:

Xenoblade WII/WIIU
Xenosaga (though I've yet to complete it) PS2
Suikoden 1-2-3 (didn't do 4-5 yet) PSX/PS2
Final Fantasy VI The complete collection (I didn't hit the after years yet, but the remake of VI was like a nostalgic wet dream) PSP
Anything with "Tales" in front of it MULTI-PLATFORM (Graces F, Vesperia and Xilia if you want to be "current")
Persona 2 Innocent Sin and Persona 2 Eternal Punishment PSP/PSX (respectively)
Persona 3 (portable or FES) PS2 or PSP
Persona 4 PS2 or VITA
Disgaea 1 PS2/PSP
Disgaea 3 PS3/PSP
Disgaea 4 PS3/ VITA (soon?)
Growlanser Heritage of War PS2
Growlanser Generations PS2
Ni No Kuni (people will say what they will, but I LOVED IT!!! one of my top 3 from the last generation and possibly my favorite PS3 title)PS3
Corpse Party (totally not mentioned or talked about enough, visually nostalgic with some very orginal, although not groundbreaking, gameplay)PSP
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PSP)
Star Ocean Remakes (1 and 2) (PSP)
Ys titles PSP/PC
Atelier Iris series PS2
Breath of Fire 3 PSX
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles GAMECUBE (yep, everyone can laugh at me for this one, I had fun with it)
Hyperdimension MK2 (keeping laughing....) PS3
Lunar Silver Star Story Complete PSX (must play)
Lunar Eternal Blue PSX (must play)
Jeane D'Arc PSP
Final Fantasy Tactics PSX (WotL psp remake has terrible slowdown that drives me nuts but more content, its a trade off)
Atelier Ayesha PS3

Other I can't suggest, but can't wait to get to myself:

Nier PS3
Skies of Arcadia Legends GAMECUBE
Shadow Hearts Series PS2
Digital Devil Saga PS2
Mhana Khemia 1 and 2 PS2
Dark Cloud 2 PS2
Growlanser Wayfarer of Time PSP (played through half of it, rage-quit and didn't pick it back up... but I WILL!!)
Devil Summoner PS2
Star Ocean 4 PS3
Rune Factory PS3
Lost Odyssey XBOX360
Blue Dragon XBOX 360
Last Story WII
Corpse Party Book of Shadows PSP
Final Fantasy 1 and 2 Anniversary PSP
Eternal Sonata PS3

And on that note... while we are on the subject of, can anyone with Devil Summoner experience tell me if I can/should skip right to 2? I have heard/read that 2 was a waaaay better experience but I don't know if I NEED to play 1 first.

Once again, kudos for the awesome thread. I think I should print this out and tack it to my wall... LoL

Damn. Nobody has mentioned Demon's Souls yet?

What's wrong with you guys. ;_;

I cannot justify suggesting Demon's Souls... albeit great, the degree of frustration I felt with it out-weighed the "fun". It all ended for me on a bad note when I saved my game in a relatively impossible scenario to survive (do to my own idiocy).
786  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: South Park: The RPG on: February 18, 2014, 03:40:20 PM
It seems surprisingly neat.  I'll have to second everyone saying it looks very good for a licensed game.  It's coming out in March, though, and I'm spending way too much in March.

I'm torn between hopping on board with this to try something different and getting to something thats been forever backlogged.

I can't explain why this looks appealing to me since I don't know anything about South Park/ don't watch the show. Likewise, I don't really like any media that qualifies as abundantly comedic... Yet for some reason this game looks like barrels of fun.

Regardless, Marches end is all about Atelier for this guy. So chances are, I will be passing on this as a "day 1". Too many things in my psp library have been bugging me lately that I can get to before Escha and Dodgey (Sp?). But the fact remains that the clever writing of this game along with the idea of character creation and fake social networking via fake facebook really has peaked my interest.

In particular, the character creation and facebook thing... can't wait to see how those two elements work.
787  The Rest / The Bazaar / Deja Xenoblade on: February 18, 2014, 01:31:13 AM
After selling Kos Mos yesterday I was inspired to do another listing here on the bazaar today! LoL

Up for grabs we have a pristine copy of Xenoblade.... yes I did just sell a copy around christmas time. Right after (as soon as had more funds) I bought another. This was a mistake. I already played it and have A LOT of other titles to get to before I consider re-embarking on this epic journey, splendid as it may have been.

But wait there is more!!

Act now and you will get an ultra rare Celes (Final Fantasy 6) keychain from the mid 90's.

Here is a link to see the same keychain up for ebay auction http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bandai-1994-Final-Fantasy-6-VI-Gashapon-Keychain-Figure-CELES-/130800305275?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e744e447b

Celes is not only a rare treasure but a great value! ^^

For Celes and Xenoblade I am asking 50.00 dollars and shipping for a total of 60 US dollars!
788  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: KOS MOS Alter Sculpture-Xenosaga on: February 17, 2014, 01:58:12 PM

That was quick folks...

@ Dice.... I'm jealous of your alter figures... Estelle is a thing of beauty. Nice treasure you have there :)
789  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 16, 2014, 06:27:43 PM
6 month gym membership for 200 bucks, or ps4?

Choices sucks.

I vote Gym membership on account of the fact that it doesn't look as though much of anything really interesting is on the horizon exclusively for the PS4. Additionally, there is still so much happening on the PS3 I'm beginning to wonder if I'll even be ready to move onto a ps4 this time next year... I venture to guess "no". Current (last) gen consoles still have enough I haven't dug into to keep me busy for another year or two easily without even getting into what is yet to be released in the last leg of there existence.

Ultimately the timing was right in terms of hardware for the PS4 but speaking strictly about the software/games... well they could have waited quite a bit longer if you ask me.

790  The Rest / The Bazaar / KOS MOS Alter Sculpture-Xenosaga on: February 16, 2014, 06:11:04 PM
So I have TOO many toys... while hard to part with them, every so often I re-assess my collection and see some treasure I can handle giving up. Today that treasure is a Alter. sculpture of Kos Mos from Xenosaga.

I payed roughly 100-125 for it new. I saw shelf display throughout the course of its life with me. That is all.

THE BOX IS DAMAGED. The plastic is pushed in on the one side. The figure is fine. (See top left corner of box in the first pic)

I smoke. I smoke alot. Just so everyone knows, I am making it clear this did not come from a smoke free home.

On ebay currently it seems to be selling from 100-150 (with shipping) from various vendors. Here is a link to an auction to better clarify exactly which sculpture this is. Note that the paint job on the ebay auction is not accurate. The actual figure has a bit colder and more steely tone to it. The ebay auction images make it look a little more bright and cartoony than the actual sculpture is.


I am asking 55 US Dollars plus 10 for shipping for a total of 65 US dollars.

Price is negotiable allthough my price point is set because I am essentially selling this to buy a new ps3 controller. I want to buy new, not pre-owned, hence my price point.

Additional bonus figure will be included with purchase (random mini Square-Enix Final Fantasy character).
791  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith on: February 15, 2014, 06:21:41 PM

This X game looks great, but, as others have said, I really have no interest in buying a WiiU. Certainly not for only one game. Lets hope they port it.

I honestly thought I was more or less only buying my Wii U because of the X prospect but found myself comfortably reunited with Mario and Link by way of Wind Waker and 3dWorld. I am starting to feel as though the WiiU has (and will have) a few more truly concrete titles than I had intitially expected.

I must also say that the WiiU is, by far, my fav hardware from Nintendo in a LONG time. They actually blew my expectations completely out of the water with it actually...

The HD upscale of Wii titles increased the WiiU value exponentially for me as well.

My point? Until I opened my eyes a bit to what is truly here, coming and available via the Wii U I too felt I would be lucky to discover a mere handful of games that were really "worth it". But I was simply wrong.

Now on the "X" note. I just watched the new trailer... real time hopping in and out of Mechs that seemlessly blends with other gameplay in a JRPG... I feel as though I have waited all my life for this... that is all.

792  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.
793  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!!!
794  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
795  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.


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...
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