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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4 and 3DS on: August 10, 2015, 01:20:04 PM

Trying to get votes tallied :)  Hit up this "Best DQ game" poll.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: July 15, 2015, 01:46:40 PM
1. FF4 DS
2. Shining Force CD
3. FF1 PSP (or NES)
4. Shining Force 3
5. Dragon Quest 3 GBC
6. Dragon Quest 5 DS
7. Lunar The Silver Star (Sega CD)
8. Super Mario RPG
9. FF7
10. Xenoblade Chronicles
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 17, 2015, 03:38:57 PM
I listened to the podcast with Bloodborne & Type 0 talk... I gotta say I basically agree in every way about Type 0:

I feel like the game is a terrible RPG but a good action game.  Unfortunately I'm not a huge action game player, so I gave the game a 6.75/10.  It would have gotten lower but the final chapter was really fun.  Even the story after the final boss was the best moment!

But upon further reflection I fully agree:
-Terrible sidequests, so I ignored 95% of them.
-Bad voice acting
-Terrible academy town traversing
-Kinda boring chocobo system
-Having to get sightkills just to have new options for equipment (hundreds of them PER person)
-Not many total missions really at all
-Not a fan of the Eidolon system

I guess I could go on for a while... but the reason why its not lower than 6 is because it was thrilling enough to just play and kill shit... lol
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: October 09, 2013, 05:48:16 PM
Indeed.  He needs to play 8.  This series turned modern RPGs into what they are in the first place.  I tend to believe they are the best RPG gameplay experiences you can get.  The adventure you go on going thru dungeons, collecting items, trying to survive and making it thru.  Exploring the world often with a ship and flying device, too.  It set the standard.  It feels like other series just do 1 or 2 things really well and have flashy new ideas but are just terrible in other areas.  DQ is consistently solid.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: October 09, 2013, 05:12:46 PM
Whoa whoa.... who on the newest podcast said they have NO interest in Dragon Quest??????

6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: September 04, 2013, 01:12:14 PM
Hey all, I'm listening to the newest podcast (#69) and I pay for FF14 as well.

I actually livestream it at my page www.twitch.tv/borg1982  [if you check past broadcasts you can see highlight videos].
I am by no means an MMO veteran, in fact I never liked a single one before FF14.

Even though I'm only a half-hour into the podcast, I was wondering if you guys use TWITCH.tv as well, to live stream what you do.  It's the sickest website ever, and I think it makes gaming even more addicting.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: March 13, 2013, 02:59:07 PM
I'm at the end of the Rhythm Encounter #2 and I really enjoyed hearing the main theme/overworld themes I already knew I loved, in order of my favorite:

1. FF7
2. DQ8
3. FF9
4. FF6
5. CT
6. CC
7. Golden Sun

Many of the rest of them were my first-listens and they sound like great picks.

The Golden Sun 2 Sakuraba pick motivated me to come here and give you all my favorite map song of all time, and as well, my favorite video game piece of all time:

8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 04, 2013, 06:38:43 PM
This week, I enjoyed the Ninokuni talk, and I'm kind of curious about it and might play it after I max out FF: Dimensions on my Note 2...

but I severely disliked hearing the phrase Diablo 3 again.  As for a game I absolutely enjoyed and gave like a 89%: Xenoblade was something I was hoping to not really hear in the p.c. because I'd rather avoid going back to stuff that was discussed a lot already.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 23, 2013, 05:46:42 PM
I'm definitely not "the internet" but I sure didn't like Diablo 3 at all for many reasons - none of which have to do with errors.

Going back to that terrible May of 2012, when I shortly realized it was the biggest disappointment of waiting 11 years for a game, I just didn't like how it boiled down to being a Auction House based game, where all power comes from that.  Not to mention, its a money-suck for Blizzard to make money off fake video game 'items'.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 23, 2013, 04:55:54 PM
This is to all the guys who do the podcast.  (And also my first post in ages):

Very favorable review of podcast 55.  I've been listening to all of them for the last year at work and it helps me get thru the day easier.  #55 is an excellent overall review of 2012's RPGs.  Fully agreed with Guild wars 2, Diablo 2 comments, also agree with all the negative comments regarding Diablo 3.  I voted for Xenoblade as my favorite game of the year as well.

Keep it going, guys.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What one RPG would you award 100% to? on: March 28, 2012, 01:19:57 AM
Easy answer for me... I've been saying it for decades.

It's Final Fantasy IV (any version, really).

- An ATB battle system that forces you to act fairly quickly, giving the feeling of danger.
- A totally balanced party of fighting, white & black magic, and other skills. (Well-rounded)
- The first, best storyline that I've ever seen in a game, that moved me 21 years ago..
- Interesting aspects that gives the game flavor such as different airships and the hovercraft, three total surfaces to explore, etc.

It's no wonder why it was remade so many times.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How long do you play an RPG for in one sitting on: January 17, 2012, 01:58:21 PM
If its a game thats UNDER 8/10 in quality to me, I can stomach 90 minutes to 2 hours average.

Anything greater than that and I like to play double that amount.  Or if its a Diablo 2 run its all day.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: DO you Get 100% in every Rpg? on: January 17, 2012, 01:56:09 PM
Only if I end up feeling like a game is 8.5/10 MINIMUM.  If its just 8.4 or lower, I don't get into it so much as to get everything, even though 8/10 is still a great score.

14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 17, 2012, 01:54:30 PM
I concluded after many hours of playing XIII that it de-thrones FF2j as the worst FF game (except 11 and 14 which are bad, too) because it just didn't feel right.  Too linear.  I tried opening my mind to its battle system and didn't really like it in the end.  At least FF2j lets me go wherever I want and use spells like Fire 8, etc. 

I think XIII killed my fan-dom for the entire FF series.  The last handful of releases are terrible.  Since FF7, they've all gotten slightly worse.  FF7 is extremely good.  8 is a little better than 9, 9 more than 10, and so on.
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