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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: September 05, 2014, 10:49:47 PM
Yeah, I can believe that the pipsqueak would be the only playable one. It'd have been awkward for either Tiz or Magnolia to get the bench after being confirmed as playable for so long.

That said, perhaps the other two might tag along as temps or guests.
I'm guessing that at least one of them ends up as a new asterisk holder.  Most of those bosses are twice the size of the heroes. 
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 05, 2014, 10:44:08 PM
...not sure if this is a joke or not.  But then again I was the kid that checked to see if "gullible" was written on the ceiling. 

Playable FF Explorers?  Yes please.  I want to hear more about that thing. 
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 05, 2014, 05:21:45 PM
I did a SMRPG quiz one time, and I thought there was a 999 quiz that I was out of town for.  I want to say there was a Star Ocean 2 or Star Ocean 3 quiz?  But I don't remember.  I couldn't make that one either.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 05, 2014, 05:03:29 PM
Is there a timetable or spreadsheet with all the quizzes and winners?  I could only remember six quizzes. 

I'd probably only observe a Suikoden _ or Fire Emblem: Awakening quiz, as I haven't played any of those.  I'd be happy to play OR host one about Persona 3, Final Fantasy IV through VI, or FF Tactics. 
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: September 05, 2014, 11:32:21 AM
Musketeers class that uses guns and swords, learns techniques for both. Engineer class that uses crazy technology attacks, has an A or S rank in guns. Please?
36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 04, 2014, 08:44:01 PM
So is this going to happen ever again?  Over 5 months since the last post.  We gonna stop it at six quizzes (I think?)? 
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 04, 2014, 07:47:14 PM
^They have to expand in the way S.Links and the calendar system works in a significant way if they don't remove them.

The dungeon crawling aspect is the one they have more room to try new things.

God I hope so.  I can't remember the last time I played a memorable dungeon that wasn't a part of retro playing.
The last non-Zelda dungeon I remember really loving was... damn.... maybe when I played Ys Seven earlier this year?  The big water temple was pretty cool. 

And I'm sure we'll get Social Links back.  Hashino stated that fans of Persona 3 & 4 would "be comfortable" with playing 5, which *seems* like we'll be seeing the balance of social life and combat.  Would be very happy if they made dungeons more interesting than randomly-generated boxes and corridors. 
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 02, 2014, 07:25:04 AM
I saw the video for Summer Lesson and decided it wasn't for me.  Interesting technology, though.  Could be more interesting to me in other games down the line, I guess. 

Anyhow, I am 100% pumped for new Ys and new Persona, and around 70% pumped for Dragon Quest Musou and Disgaea 5.  Looking forward to hearing more at TGS.  Especially if they can give us more info on the casts of P5 and Ys (presumably?) 8. 
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 02, 2014, 07:19:05 AM
Yup.  One of the reasons why P4 is so much better than P3.

I'm really intrigued by what the Persona team does with a dense cityscape as opposed to a country village.  Hopefully it actually "feels" dense and crowded as you travel through it.

And... I hope that I can stay spoiler-free on this one.  I really do.  I usually don't care about being spoiled by things, but I want to play Persona 5 early on mostly in the dark.  I'd like to hear some additional news about Persona 5's basic social and combat systems, and maybe blurbs and pics of the early cast.  Like, the P5 versions of MC, Junpei/Yosuke, and Yukari/Chie.  Three characters, three Personae, and some info on basic systems.  Then I'll try to black out any other P5 info I come across. 

I don't know man, I find Persona 3 much better than Persona 4. I'd choose an apocalypse over an episode of Scooby-Doo any day.


^ this

I didn't  rally jive with p4. Shin megami tensei is sort of synonymous with the "holy shit its the end of the world!" so id rather they focus more on that and less on hike skool dating sims (though to be fair I still loved p3, but it saved itself by still being dark as shit from beginning to end)

Cross-posted from the TGS thread, where Klyde made the exact same Scooby-Doo comment:

Quote from: Monsoon
You say an episode of Scooby Doo.  I say a murder mystery that evolves into a struggle to prevent the entire world from being drowned in nihilism, using fog as a metaphor for illusion vs. truth.  Whatever.  Potayto Potahto. 
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Best First Towns in an RPG on: September 02, 2014, 07:16:57 AM
The original spelling was Narche. I would know, 3 minute google search with a dozen sources. THANKS A LOT WOOLSEY!!!
Huh, that's weird.  I did a cursory Google search as well and almost every source I found was Eald'Narche from Final Fantasy XI.  Whatever.  My bad. 
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 01, 2014, 04:51:54 PM
Well I suppose today provides ample reason for me to start saving for a PS4. These announcements were just too much for me to deny even if there is still well over a years worth of PS3/Xbox360/PSP games I want to get to. Maybe I can take advantage of some black friday hunt later this year and catch a deal.
You say an episode of Scooby Doo.  I say a murder mystery that evolves into a struggle to prevent the entire world from being drowned in nihilism, using fog as a metaphor for illusion vs. truth.  Whatever.  Potayto Potahto. 

I always get consoles years late, so I won't be getting a PS4 for at least two years.  But damn these announcements make a PS4 much more attractive to me.  At least I'll be able to play P5 in the next two years on a system that I already own. 
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Best First Towns in an RPG on: September 01, 2014, 04:46:41 PM
Narche from FFVI
It's spelled "Narshe."  I would know.  Signature.  

Back on topic, Inaba from Persona 4.  Really richly detailed for being a "small" town, it's easy to get caught up in all the little things in it.  Granted, 95% of the game takes place in that town, but it still counts for the topic.  

I'll also give a small shoutout to Tristram from the first Diablo.  It's not the most richly detailed town in an RPG, but it had a good amount of character to it for a 1996 computer game AND gives you a great feeling of safety, as most of the time you're seconds from death when you're anywhere else.  Really memorable.  
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 01, 2014, 02:05:03 PM
From the trailer it seems to have a darker vibe to it than P4 was. All that red and the breaking chains symbolism. But then again the next trailer could completely change all that.

I dunno. I dig it though.

P4 was hardly 'dark' game. As far as I remember it never reached some of the most dense moments P3 had.
Yup.  One of the reasons why P4 is so much better than P3. 

I'm really intrigued by what the Persona team does with a dense cityscape as opposed to a country village.  Hopefully it actually "feels" dense and crowded as you travel through it. 

And... I hope that I can stay spoiler-free on this one.  I really do.  I usually don't care about being spoiled by things, but I want to play Persona 5 early on mostly in the dark.  I'd like to hear some additional news about Persona 5's basic social and combat systems, and maybe blurbs and pics of the early cast.  Like, the P5 versions of MC, Junpei/Yosuke, and Yukari/Chie.  Three characters, three Personae, and some info on basic systems.  Then I'll try to black out any other P5 info I come across. 
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 01, 2014, 11:23:22 AM
Instead of going back to XenoBlade Chronicles or Persona 2: Innocent Sin I'm playing dumb card games on my phone.  I may have a problem. 
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: September 01, 2014, 10:47:29 AM
Snarky question:  Why are you so inconsistent with the "if we don't cover it we can't talk about it" rule?  Why is it okay to talk about horror games for 20+ minutes and not to talk about a fighting game that's part of an RPG series and features an RPG mode?  But of course I'd feel that way, because i don't give two ****s about horror games and I love fighting games in general and P4A in particular. 

Actual question for the next episode: a few RPG series have different games in their series with HUGE differences in gameplay.  Ys, for example, has a few single-character hipster-Zelda games and two (soon to be three!) multiple-character hipster-Secret of Mana games.  What other RPG series would you like to see have a MAJOR overhaul in gameplay for its next sequel? 

My answer for that second question is definitely Dragon Quest, because, well, that series is kinda mired in traditionalism, and not necessarily for the best.  The new Dragon Quest action game doesn't really count, as it's definitely not a main-series game and probably doesn't even count as an RPG. 
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