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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Round 5: Secret of Mana vs Kingdom Hearts on: March 13, 2013, 08:59:18 PM
Two Action RPG's from the same developer that don't take themselves two seriously. (The first Kingdom Hearts) The later games started to go all over the place and weren't as good in my opinion. I was surprised at so many people in the RPG community talking about how great Secret of Mana is compared to other games released on the SNES. I haven't beaten the game but played a decent amount of it waiting for the epic story to start or the plot twists to come about only to be disappointed and read that they never come about in the game. With these games I'm gonna have to go with Kingdom Hearts just because I think the game is more fun gameplay wise while neither are button mashers I like the enviornments better in this game
47  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Kinda technical question (Playstation) on: March 04, 2013, 08:15:57 PM
I wasn't sure where to post this but was just curious how long does the average sony made Playstation 1 controller last? I have a red PSone controller that worked fine this week until all of a sudden the "X" button stops working for the most part. (Need to press really hard and multiple presses for it to work) I thought it was possibly the game (The Legend of Dragoon) but I tried using it just on the sony menu and had the same problem. The controller looks like its in great shape and I've had it for a while. Also do all PS1 games played on a PS2 work with PS2 controllers? Because I'm using a PS2 controller because of this problem.
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So finished FFXII....onto The Legend of Dragoon on: March 04, 2013, 10:19:48 AM
I see where they tried to make FF12 different in the story department as in not focusing so much on character development and love stories, drama, etc.... The problem is that's what I like in a Final Fantasy game. The story wasn't horrible it just felt distant I guess and the lack of Vaan really being a driving force in the game once in a while left me with a what the heck am I playing this for kind of attitude. For me the game was more difficult towards the beginning and middle than I would say once the party reaches the empire wasn't as tough. I only slightly prefer this one over X kind of like as my favorites I slightly prefer VI over IX those two are both great games but there was just something about the former that I liked a little better. That being said the same can be applied to X and XII I l disliked X more than XII I guess it could be put. The story also confused me at points and then the whole humans taking their own destiny without the help of those other things didn't make sense really. What was that one who was helping out the empire benefiting from doing that. The whole nethicite thing and manufactured nethicite just kept going on and on at points
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / So finished FFXII....onto The Legend of Dragoon on: March 03, 2013, 10:12:05 PM
So I finished Final Fantasy XII and I actually thought the game started to get better towards the end unlike every other entry in the series,which in my opinion tend to drag on towards the end. I probably liked this game more than X but again thought it was a good RPG but only a decent Final Fantasy game as I tend to hold the series on higher standards. (Not on purpose I guess it's just from playing the older games as well as other squaresoft games). Not saying that Final Fantasy is the greatest RPG and all games aspire to the quality that these games bring because I've been pleasantly surprised with other games that are some of my favorites (Lunar series, Fire Emblem). After I completed the game I decided to start The Legend of Dragoon which I've had for a while just haven't really played. I've read mixed things about this game from "Greatest RPG ever" to "Many cliches not worth playing" So far I can see horrible localization by Sony which is surprising because it looked like they tried to cash in on the genre while it was probably at its peak as far as popularity and spent a lot of money on it. There's voice acting which wasn't the norm back than and the graphics are probably top notch. It's just almost too obvious Sony's inexperience with the genre because I've read they hired a huge team to work on the game and it kept getting delayed but it's just kinda bland so far. I'm not that far into the game even yet. Kind of just looking for opinions on the game and also things that were good and bad in people's opinions about it. I read the review if that means anything lol
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Round 4: Dragon Quest III vs. Final Fantasy III on: March 03, 2013, 09:58:46 PM
For this week's "vs" thread I decided to pick two games from two very well known series but probably more of the lesser played games of each games respective series' For FFIII It can be either the Famicom or the DS version. I'm curious to known people's opinions on these two early Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games especially with both games having the job system in them
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Round 3: Advance Wars vs. Fire Emblem on: February 24, 2013, 10:58:09 PM
Two of Intelligent Systems most popular series' but which one is better? Both games are very similar in their style and I wasn't really sure what to do on this one. Firstly, because of what I just mentioned both games are very similar and secondly I wasn't sure weather or not to keep it to the first games of the series (The ones released in NA) or choose a certain game from each series and compare them. So I'm gonna leave it up to the posters to either just compare the the first GBA releases, choose another game from the series, or compare the entire series' as a whole. What I'm gonna do is just go with the first Fire Emblem as my choice. This game is amazing it is one of the only strategy RPG's I like and I played and re played this game so much. I remember after beating Lyn's story and starting Eliwood's story seeing the great storytelling this game offered and was really amazed at how big the game was. I really enjoyed every aspect of it from the characters, to the extra missions. Just when I thought I completed the game and was done with it Hector mode becomes unlocked and the awesome gameplay starts from the beginning once more. The Translation was great and the class upgrades were really fun. I also found the difficulty to be just about right and the characters not being able to come back once they were taken out in battle really helping the balance of the difficulty. All in all this game is great and in my opinion is the best one to come out still. I enjoyed it more than the sacred stones and the path of radiance although those were also great games.
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 3DS Monolith Soft Game? on: February 18, 2013, 10:59:22 AM
So does Nintendo own Monolith soft or not? If so would that mean it would be considered a second party developer or something like that (I guess kind of like Intelligent Systems) Also does that mean Nintendo owns the characters in any Monolith Soft game like Xenoblade for example
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Round 2: Disgaea Hour of Darkness vs. Final Fantasy Tactics on: February 18, 2013, 10:52:42 AM
Seeing how the last "vs" topic became a little popular, got a few pages of responses and some good discussions going I figured I'd make another one. Maybe I'll make one once a week but we'll see how popular they are. If they start to go downhill than I'll ditch the whole idea but for this weeks "vs" thread I'm gonna compare Disgaea Hour of Darkness with Final Fantasy Tactics (the original one) Reason being they are both cherished games by many people and probably two of the most popular tactical strategy RPG's in the genre so discuss same rules apply as the last thread.
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Feelings towards FAQ's and guides on: February 18, 2013, 10:46:30 AM
Wow....didn't expect so many people that were all for using guides. I mean playing a second playthrough or trying to 100% a game is one thing but just going through a game for a first playthrough is different in my opinion I don't know I guess that's just how I feel about that
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Feelings towards FAQ's and guides on: February 17, 2013, 11:46:21 PM
Just curious about how some people feel about using strategy guides while going through an RPG. For me I dislike it a lot I think part of the fun of playing an RPG is going through the game without any help and figuring out things for your self not to be told what to do. I also feel kind of really unhappy like I'm doing something wrong when I really just can't figure something out and have to turn to an FAQ for help. Especially if it was something obvious. For example, while playing Final Fantasy XII in order to enter this certain city I had to summon belias and it opened the door. There were no clues at all for that. Also before that there were these little like huts that when the character moved around one of the entrances showed an illusion of a forest and you had to walk through there. Once the player did that nothing happened. The player had to go to 3 or 4 other huts and do the same thing before arriving at that door which would just appear out of nowhere and the player had to summon belias to open the door. I would have never figured that out. But I'm getting a little off topic here. I've felt I guess so unhappy and pissed at certain games so much that I've started them over just to go through the parts I did look for help for without it. I guess if someone is going through the game a second playthrough or trying to complete everything in the game thats different, but generally I really dislike using any type of guide for RPG's in general and stuff
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Skies of Arcadia Legends vs. Rogue Galaxy on: February 17, 2013, 11:27:18 PM
I myself do own both games but unfortunately haven't gotten very far in either of them. I can't really judge the games but I would have to say I like Rogue Galaxy better so far just based on gameplay
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So Final Fantasy XII.... on: February 14, 2013, 10:58:36 PM
The second one so maybe 75% done
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Skies of Arcadia Legends vs. Rogue Galaxy on: February 14, 2013, 10:41:20 PM
Been thinking about making a few threads like this for a while. Basically taking two games that have either similar themes, gameplay mechanics, storylines or any other similarity that might make someone think of both of them. For this thread I'm comparing the top two games. Even though their gameplay is very different from one another they have similar themes and both have many side quests. Discuss which game you like better and why maybe give some reasons. I'll see how this thread works out otherwise I'll just scrap it and won't make any more game comparisons.
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So Final Fantasy XII.... on: February 14, 2013, 10:28:43 PM
Whoa....wasn't looking to start a whole argument about the series or the game. The main question was trying to find out how far I was in the game. I'm in the middle of that forest just defeated a boss and am heading south so far. Maybe 80% done with the main game not sure
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / So Final Fantasy XII.... on: February 08, 2013, 10:44:52 PM
Not so good....Playing through this game I get the same feeling as I did with X as in it's just not a Final Fantasy quality game. I thought X was a decent RPG but not up to the Final Fantasy standards which I hold to a higher degree. So far XII is worse and I just got up to the capital finally after doing so many hunts and a lot of training. About how far through the game am I percentage wise?  Possibly 70% maybe less maybe more? That's basically my question and by the way this seems like a very long game. By the way my personal top 5 are


Yeah....the number 5 spot might seem kind of surprising but I played a lot if it and really enjoyed the gameplay. Again, more than X and a lot more than XII. The number 5 spot might be tied with the first game in the series which I enjoyed but so far I'll leave it like that.
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