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301  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: December 01, 2013, 09:19:10 PM
That was one thing I thought was strong about the Dragon Age games.  Magic is given context and is key to the story, as well as being something equally useful and dangerous / risky.  Dragon Age III is probably going to have the legal vs. illegal use of magic as a key plot point. 

The Tales series, on the other hand... hasn't been very thorough about its magic systems since... Phantasia.  Maybe ever? 
302  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wishlist 2014 on: November 27, 2013, 04:10:06 PM
Actually getting a Vita, then playing Ys: Memories of Celceta, Persona 4: Golden, Gravity Rush, and Virtue's Last Reward.  I'm getting a Vita in 2014.  Already saving up for it. 
Whatever Persona **** that we get in North America.  Although that's almost certainly 2015. 
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Transistor
Child of Light
Cosmic Space Heroine
Project Eternity
Massive Chalice
Bravely Default (though I lack a 3DS....)
inFamous: Second Son (though I lack a PS4....)

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky: Second Chapter
303  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: November 27, 2013, 03:38:32 PM
Okay, don't think I can make it this week either.  I'll be out of town until Sunday afternoon and don't want to try on my phone's IRC app. 
304  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 26, 2013, 10:52:28 PM
Well, I bought the Silver Edition.  And I don't have a Vita.  But I have a CD player! 

(this Ys music collection is pretty baller, guys)
305  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: November 26, 2013, 01:05:52 AM
I would stay away from a list of "best stories in an RPG" because that is SO subjective.  Nobody could agree on anything.  It would only invite controversy.  The thread for that article would break 100 pages in 90 days. 

...You should start on the article tomorrow. 
306  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 24, 2013, 11:25:10 PM
I tried Wanderers from Ys YEARS ago on the SNES and thought it was terrible.  Earlier this year I started Oath in Felghana and really liked it, so much so that I bought Ys Seven and Ys Origin.  I (barely) started those but liked them as well.  I *finally* finished Oath in Felghana this weekend, and I'm around the middle of the Chronicles+ version of Ys I.  I've also put about 12-15 hours into Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga. 

Question: does character appearance or displayed weapon change at all in Ys Seven or Memories of Celceta?  I really liked completing item sets in Felghana and getting the new looks for Adol.  Anything like that in the two most recent games? 

In Ys Seven he does not change appearance except for one scene in an arena fight, but other than that he has the same skin the entire game. His shield and sword change but not the armor. Im not too sure about MoC because I try to avoid reading too much into the games I am anticipating.
OK, that's good.  I like seeing weapons change cosmetically.  I think I got used to that somewhere in between Final Fantasy VII and Dragon Quest VIII and now judge when an RPG doesn't do that. 
307  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: November 24, 2013, 11:22:40 PM
Oh please.  The spinoff **** is silly, but that kind of expansion is to be expected with something that's been as successful as Persona 4.  But I guess I don't take the creative decisions of game developers personally.  Whatever.  I'm looking forward to hearing more about Persona 5.  Not interested in Persona Q or Dancing All Night.  Probably will get the P4A sequel because I liked the first game quite a bit.  
308  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 24, 2013, 07:34:45 PM
I tried Wanderers from Ys YEARS ago on the SNES and thought it was terrible.  Earlier this year I started Oath in Felghana and really liked it, so much so that I bought Ys Seven and Ys Origin.  I (barely) started those but liked them as well.  I *finally* finished Oath in Felghana this weekend, and I'm around the middle of the Chronicles+ version of Ys I.  I've also put about 12-15 hours into Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga. 

Question: does character appearance or displayed weapon change at all in Ys Seven or Memories of Celceta?  I really liked completing item sets in Felghana and getting the new looks for Adol.  Anything like that in the two most recent games? 
309  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Memories of Celceta on: November 24, 2013, 08:28:19 AM
I reserved the special edition yesterday.  I'm not getting a Vita until next year.  This is an "investment" for a game I'll eventually play.  I have a problem. 

...six months ago, I owned zero Ys games.  In a few days I will buy my eighth.  Yup, new obsession. 
310  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: November 24, 2013, 08:26:13 AM
I'm not surprised that Persona 5 is PS3-only; Persona 4 was PS2-only in 2008.  I would be equally unsurprised if it received a PS4 and/or Vita remake a year or two after its initial release. 

And I'm... weirdly relieved by this news.  I was worried that A) there would be no Persona 5 or B) that Persona 5 would be yet another Persona 4 game.  Instead, we get a bunch of spinoffs AND a legit Persona 5 announcement.  I'm glad it worked out this way. 
311  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: November 23, 2013, 02:31:16 PM
It's probably not counted as an RPG for the purpose of this site, but Advance Wars: Dual Strike is waaaay better than Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.  Use that game for your DS strategy fix.
312  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: November 22, 2013, 05:31:52 PM
Leslie Ann Warren has the right of it.  I really really hope this is a new Persona with a new cast, but I'm starting to worry as well....
313  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: The comic books thread. What's your fave? Marvel? DC? Top Cow? on: November 22, 2013, 12:02:01 AM
All-Star Superman and A Superman For All Seasons are for my money the best Superman books.  Not counting the Grant Morrison run of JLA, which is one of my favorite superhero books of all time. 

For fans of early Vertigo goodness (i.e. The Walking Dead, American Vampire) we might have the next big comic book TV show on our hands.  AMC ordered a pilot for Preacher.  Preacher is excellent, and its general format (3 core characters usually traveling) is ripe for adaptation into hour-long episodes.  New content wouldn't be challenging to implement, either.  I love Preacher, so naturally I'm cautiously optimistic. 
314  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: November 21, 2013, 05:20:28 PM
In that case, I'm surprised that Sora no Kiseki SC wasn't considered for the PSP list.  Whatever.  You guys seem to really like Hearts.  A few of my thoughts on the list:

Bowser's Inside Story is too low.  I'd put that in my personal top 5.  It's hilarious, the combat has good variety, and the story and set-pieces are completely bat**** insane.  I'd rank it higher than... pretty much any of the SMT games you put there.  

Trace Memory is not a good game.  This is the Riviera of the list.  The DS has several good traditional adventure  games / visual novels, but that is not one of them.  I have no idea why it's on the list at all, let alone 15th.  I'd put Disgaea DS, Phantom Hourglass, Revenant Wings, 4 Heroes of Light, or Inazuma Eleven ahead of Trace Memory.  

When it came to picking one game out of a series, you chose well.  Order of Ecclesia is my favorite DS Castlevania.  Unwound Future is my favorite DS Layton.  HGSS is my favorite of the DS Pokeymans.  V is my favorite of the DS Dragon Quests.  Bowser's Inside Story is better than Partners in Time.  Basically all I'm saying is that I agree with a large number of your sorta-sillly series-specific selections.  Pretty much all of them other than Apollo Justice.  

Where is Phantom Hourglass?  I'm not saying it should be in the top ten, and I am WELL aware of the frustrating and/or bad parts of the game (**** YOU TEMPLE OF THE OCEAN KING).  However, you guys gave it a 92% in your review (which was several years ago, but still) and I definitely think it's better than Trace Memory or Clash of Heroes.  

For giggles, Monsoon's top five:
5. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
4. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
3. 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
2. Radiant Historia
1. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

(I really like Dragon Quest.  IV and VI would also be in my top fifteen).  

EDIT: And sorry Dice, you are incorrect.  Best abbreviation is for Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.  PoRNDS. 
315  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: November 18, 2013, 11:25:50 AM
I won't have the same confidence I had for the Persona 4 or Chrono Trgger quizzes, but I'll jump in and play to win. Have at you!
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