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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: NX title delayed to '17) on: May 24, 2016, 07:07:34 AM
The Batman Arkham series or Enslaved are two that come to mind. I'm too tired and in pain to think of any more at the moment, but basically anything that doesn't fit neatly into an existing genre is labeled as "Action-Adventure"
Well Action is just a modifier that refers to the game be in real-time or something close. Adventure I would argue refers to a specific style of game that is nearly dead outside of Zelda where you have to use specific items to solve puzzles to advance. A non-action adventure game example would be Shadowgate. Although I suppose there might be some action games that have somewhat similar ideas, even if not exactly items, like Infamous.

Yeah I mean it's generally tiny bits but I don't know... nonetheless.

I kind of just think it's hard not to see it as one personally... the biggest thing is no hard turn based element, but then that would jeopardize things like KH or other games which people call RPGs.

At a minimum I just think they're all action RPGs, whatever that is, but more importantly I guess I just think aesthetically and such I play Zelda very much like an RPG which like an extremely deliberate kind of slow pace to everything. It took me like 3 weeks to beat Ocarina or something just playing bits at a time questing basically like it was FF.

Like I look forward to Persona and Zelda for being similar kinds of games... IDK maybe Nintendo is just really unique I think it possibly is often misinterpreted..
KH is an Action RPG. The key difference between KH and most Zelda titles is leveling up. I consider that to be the key element to defining something as an RPG. Or more specifically, that the key means of advancing through the game is leveling up (if the game has leveling up for minor unimportant benefits then it just has RPG elements). Leveling up is a specific reference (if you go back to the original RPG video games) to D&D, which is how the name RPG came to be associated with the genre. Primary means of advancement in Zelda is getting better at control (action) and getting new items (adventure). You can kill as many enemies as you want and Link won't start hitting them any harder.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: NX title delayed to '17) on: May 23, 2016, 06:57:48 AM
So the age old debate is Zelda an RPG??


Yes it is.

I mean really would anyone see it otherwise at this point? I think anyone seasoned gamer knows it's basically an RPG... but somehow I wonder... someone could convince me otherwise?

Hmm.. don't know really, I've spent a lot of time playing RPGs and a lot of time playing "Action games" and while most people wouldn't say it I could even say Super Mario qualifies as an RPG at times.. you have an HP bar of 3 hits you have upgrades, power ups, a mount, you collect coins/points and proceed through multiple series of levels I don't know seems like an RPG to me...

That one I don't expect people to agree with but yeah I wanted to throw that out there.
No it isn't. It is an action/adventure game set in a medieval/fantasy setting. You have to expand the definition of RPG  beyond the point of usefulness to fit most Zelda games into it. Heck, check a site that sells games like Gamestop, and see which category they place it under.
3  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 23, 2016, 06:52:29 AM
Oh wow I forgot how broken Audrey is in Valkyria Chronicles. With Awaken Potential, she basically has unlimited ammo and she now has her fourth class potential which basically makes her take out any tank in two shots. She is nearly Alicia tier in terms of brokenness. That is more than a little impressive.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5 on: May 22, 2016, 07:33:09 AM
Wait wait...Futaba is PLAYABLE? I thought she would've been designated support... Were it not for them ditching the Social Links system this would be best Persona game hands down for that fact alone. The fact that they're so intent on hiding information about the replacement system makes me edgy about that aspect still. XP
Haven't seen anything indicating Futaba is playable. Has there been new info?
5  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 21, 2016, 06:44:50 AM
So in Valkyria Chronicles I am in chapter 10 and am getting ready to head into the city. Hopefully this goes well, I'm currently not upgrading my equipment as I want to get the "secret" engineer as quickly as possible as I am planning on using him to get the Splintered Horn decoration. Currently at 300k out of a million of whatever the game's currency is.

Wow yeah count me in on the no idea that was in VC camp, despite having beaten the game and started a new game+.

Well you would likely only come across that information if you were trying to go for a complete Personnel tab (for the Wings of Solidarity Decoration). If you use a unit regularly then you'll get their secret potential fairly quickly, you only need to know that info when you are unlocking the potentials of units you don't use regularly.
6  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 20, 2016, 06:44:17 AM
Got Valkyria Chronicles Remastered yesterday. Hurray! Working on grinding out potentials at the moment. Might try playing through the Behind Her Blue Flame DLC to get the uber gun for the main campaign tonight. Still a great game overall.

So... VC was one of my favorite games ever between 2008 and 2012, but... I have to admit I don't know what "grinding out potentials" is.  Explain?

Characters all have a set of abilities/modifiers called Potentials, and only a few (and generally the worst ones) start unlocked.

I COMPLETELY forgot that a lot of Potentials need to be "unlocked", but yes, now that you mention it, I remember.  You basically just have to fulfill certain conditions in battle, right?
You have to get 5 "points" with the character and then go visit the reporter so that she will interview the character and their final personal potential, which is based off of their interview, will unlock. The points are gotten by deploying a unit (1 point), killing an enemy (2? points), capturing a base (3 points), and evacing a "dead" unit (4 points). So most effective way to grind them is to go to skirmish 1, clear the map and then proceed to murder your own units and have the potential candidates save the units after you kill them (1 for deploying and 4 for evacing).

Man..... I don't remember any of that......
Only part I remembered when I started replaying was that there were secret potentials you had to unlock via the reporter and that they were unlocked along with a portion of their text in the Personnel tab. I forgot entirely about the points, but looked up how to unlock them since I know you have to unlock them to complete the book (which is necessary for multiple trophies). Hell some of the unlocked personal potentials are actually useless to unlock like Welkin Hater or Largo Hater. But then you get some like Lynn's Hard Worker. :D
7  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 19, 2016, 06:23:23 AM
Got Valkyria Chronicles Remastered yesterday. Hurray! Working on grinding out potentials at the moment. Might try playing through the Behind Her Blue Flame DLC to get the uber gun for the main campaign tonight. Still a great game overall.

So... VC was one of my favorite games ever between 2008 and 2012, but... I have to admit I don't know what "grinding out potentials" is.  Explain?

Characters all have a set of abilities/modifiers called Potentials, and only a few (and generally the worst ones) start unlocked.

I COMPLETELY forgot that a lot of Potentials need to be "unlocked", but yes, now that you mention it, I remember.  You basically just have to fulfill certain conditions in battle, right?
You have to get 5 "points" with the character and then go visit the reporter so that she will interview the character and their final personal potential, which is based off of their interview, will unlock. The points are gotten by deploying a unit (1 point), killing an enemy (2? points), capturing a base (3 points), and evacing a "dead" unit (4 points). So most effective way to grind them is to go to skirmish 1, clear the map and then proceed to murder your own units and have the potential candidates save the units after you kill them (1 for deploying and 4 for evacing).
8  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 18, 2016, 06:38:01 AM
Got Valkyria Chronicles Remastered yesterday. Hurray! Working on grinding out potentials at the moment. Might try playing through the Behind Her Blue Flame DLC to get the uber gun for the main campaign tonight. Still a great game overall.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5 on: May 17, 2016, 06:39:43 AM
http://gematsu.com/2016/05/persona-5-details-makoto-futaba-haru

Apparently Iron Maiden girl's Perona is a motorbyke which in turn is based upon history's first female Pope (wait? we had one of those!?), Hakka girl's Paeona is an Unidentified Flying Necronomicon, and Miss Adieu's Performa is the chick in the Three Musketeers stories (at least the dress is nice). I'm going to wait to see their male counterparts' Peronsas get posted just to see if its just the core cast that sticks to the noble thief/outlaw theme or if Carmen was literally the best they could do (also Hakka Girl looks like she should be spraying ink all over the floors and walls and then swimming in it, squid style).
At the moment I believe we are only missing one party member's persona (the unidentified brown haired male). Of the currently known party members 4 have thief or outlaw related personas (Arsene, Captain Kidd, Zorro, and Goemon), one gypsy (Carmen), two people of authority (Johanna and Milady), and one inanimate object (Necronomicon). Since Fox Boy (who has Goemon) is presumably not a "core cast" member and rather the first to join after the first dungeon, I'm going with Carmen was just the best they could come up with.
10  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 16, 2016, 06:35:34 AM
So I finished replaying VLR and am now hyped up for the ZTD in a month or so. Spent part of Saturday playing Pokken...and I am really bad at this thing. I managed to unlock Mewtwo and might just call it there because going through battles really seems to be more random than anything else as I rarely have any idea of where I messed up (probably does not help that I am bad at fighters).

Not sure what I am going to be playing next. According to Amazon my copy of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will be getting here Thursday which is also when the first DLC for HWL comes out. Which means I need to figure out something to play for three says.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PS4 or Vita? on: May 13, 2016, 06:26:16 AM
Get a first gen ps3. Full ps2 backwards compatibility, full psn functionality, all ps3 titles function fine on it. Best of the ps2 and ps3 together.

Good luck finding one that still works...
I'm sure it isn't hard to find one that works, but you are just playing Russian Roulette every time you start up the system at this point. I'm on my third original PS3. First one died after five+ years, sent it in to Sony, got a refurbished unit, and then the refurbished one died in under a year. Repeated, and I kind of avoid using the second refurbished because I know it will probably die within a few months if I ever try and use it.
12  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 12, 2016, 06:18:55 AM
I went a little overboard with my castle in Fire Emblem Fates. I think, no, I know, I have the best one in my region now. Which doesn't mean much, since this region doesn't officially exist yet. I wonder if my castle will become popular when regular players can actually visit it. I've seen the rewards go all the way up to 9999 points, how many points will I gather before I get bored?
So what makes your castle the "best." Do you mean best layout? Most difficult to complete? Perfect in every regard?
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: May 12, 2016, 06:17:06 AM
I'm going to be going with Litten and Sun. Because I always choose the fire starter and always choose the "red" version (except for Diamond and Pearl I guess). I think I will probably also pick up Moon (or get a combo pack) so I can catch all the version exclusive legendaries in premier balls!
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Best and the Worst endings on: May 08, 2016, 05:32:59 PM
To be fair, White Knight Chronicles isn't a bad ending, it is just a bad story (with bad gameplay). Although you forgot about the "true" ending for WKC2. You know where after the main characters beat the uber villain thing, the true big bad shows up and raises a giant castle which the main characters proceed to ignore because it is part of the "final" online dungeon. And so after you trudge through a 70 or something level dungeon, you fight a boosted version of the final boss and when you win...I don't even remember if you get any sort of cutscene or not. Not that anyone can legitimately win anymore since the servers were taken down so the only people capable of winning that fight now are hackers. And now I am remembering how horrible that dungeon was. I will never understand how Level-5 managed to make a game about sentai knights into something this boring. The world of White Knight Chronicles could have produced something amazing, but nope. *sigh*
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5 on: May 08, 2016, 07:59:59 AM
So far everything does look very pretty. :3 Only complaint I really have now is I'm not a fan of this looking to be Digimon-Persona (from what I see they're in a virtual/digital world since Support Girl typed in on a keyboard to give the party buffs). Dunno why but cyberspace-as-reality just seems so...90's-hokey and out of place in fiction now.
I don't think it is supposed to be taking place in cyberspace. Support girl appears to very likely be hacker (and the intel gatherer for the team), so her gimmick is cutting-edge technology and the like. So she interfaces with her Persona (a UFO?) via the way she is most technology, a keyboard. I mean we've seen the MC summon his persona in the real world before, so I don't think they are going to be limited to a digital world. Would not surprise me if there is a "digital world" element to the dungeon where you recruit hacker girl though.

Side note, totally going to waifu hacker girl. Although I do quite like the iron maiden girl as well.
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