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436  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What do you do after beating a fantastic game? on: May 31, 2013, 09:55:27 PM
Write a review on my blog, then play another game. I got a never-ending backlog.
437  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 29, 2013, 10:04:12 PM
More FF VI Advance. Recruited everyone other than Locke and Gogo and about to rectify that. Just picked up Relm and Strago, and then messed around the Veldt for awhile trying to get more Behemoth Suits.  Didn't get any, but I did teach Relm Fir/Blizz/Thund-aga in the process!
438  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: May 29, 2013, 09:55:38 PM
I support any additional episodes worshiping at the Mitsuda altar and discussing ice cream flavors. Let's make it happen, people.
439  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The indie RPG discussion on: May 29, 2013, 09:36:37 PM
I will buy any game made by Zeboyd Games on day one.  Huge fan of their work since they started releasing on Steam. I've played To the Moon and tried Eternal Eden for a bit and thought both were excellent. 
440  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zeboyd's made it big: Penny Arcade Episode 3 on: May 29, 2013, 09:35:02 PM
Uh, this is already old news (RPGFan's news page already had it up over a week ago), but Rain-Slick 4 lands in 9 days. I'm excited - this looks like their best game yet. 
441  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: May 29, 2013, 09:33:10 PM
Sure, I'll do this.  I've won a few game trivia contests in my day.
442  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: May 28, 2013, 10:58:33 PM
Also tell me more about this... tin roof.
Vanilla ice cream. Chocolate-covered peanuts. Fudge ripple. Basically a sundae on a cone. Best combination.
443  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs where you don't save the world? on: May 28, 2013, 04:50:43 PM
Fallout - it's already destroyed.

FF6
How is FF VI *not* about defeating an insane all-powerful being to restore hope to the world and release its denizens from fear?  I'm pretty sure that counts as saving. 
444  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: May 28, 2013, 04:48:34 PM
You might say that mint chocolate chip ice cream is the bee's knees, but only if tin roof is unavailable. Sorry, my favorite ice cream is not your favorite ice cream :P

And I miiiight have to call Chrono Cross the "Summer RPG" from now on.  Maybe.
445  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: May 27, 2013, 12:45:14 AM
2 save slots is far from evil.  Think of all the Dragon Quest IX and Pokemon players. 
446  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Dice's No Frills on: May 26, 2013, 06:07:09 PM
About to send another PM....
447  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 25, 2013, 11:59:04 PM
Just got to the World of Ruin in FF VI.  In the middle of Skuldafn temple in TES V. 

Is there also an Alegra and/or a Clairitan D temple?
Couldn't tell ya.  Once I finish I'm done with Skyrim.  World is too boring for being so huge. 
448  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs where you don't save the world? on: May 25, 2013, 09:25:41 PM
You're definitely trying to prevent an evil alchemist from remaking the world as a god in Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana, but that's the only one I've played so I'm not the most qualified commenter in that regard. 

In Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Laharl starts out trying to become Overlord in the first half of the game.  In the second half he fends off invading humans, then either A) attacks the Angels' world of Celestia to find out why they put the humans up to attacking the Netherworld or B) conquers Earth.  Laharl's not really saving anything, just asserting dominance.  Disgaea 3's characters are also more concerned with glory, revenge, or self-preservation than with saving anything.  Disgaea 2 and 4 definitely end up being about world-saving, even if they don't necessarily start that way. 

My favorite indie RPG, Cthulhu Saves the World, is less about saving the world and more about Cthulhu trying to regain his powers by righting wrongs out of frustration.  I'm not even sure if the world was in any danger when you defeat Azathoth at the game's end. 

Oh, and I'm also not sure about Shin Megami Tensei: If... (which I admittedly have started, but am not even close to finishing).  I think you're only trying to save your school, not the world. 
449  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 25, 2013, 05:23:08 PM
Just got to the World of Ruin in FF VI.  In the middle of Skuldafn temple in TES V. 
450  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 23, 2013, 01:06:31 AM
Recently I've been doing a fair amount of article-writing and proofreading for a Final Fantasy website where I'm a veteran.  That made me realize - I haven't beaten FF VI in something like ten years.  I played it so much in the middle and late 90s that I barely even touched the GBA version.  So I'm remedying that.  Currently around 4 hours in; just finished the Magitek Factory.  I've also done more than the usual amount of introspection on the game.  Two unrelated FF6 comments:

FF VI has a playable final cast of 14 characters.  There are 4 or 5 "knight" characters that can wear the heaviest armor and wield big-damage weapons. There are also 3 or 4 "mage" characters with naturally high Magic (significantly higher than the rest of the cast) and most of whom learn spells naturally.  Is it weird that FF VI has two characters in both categories?  Terra and Celes are beasts!  They have stats like mages and equipment like heavily armored knights!  Sure, they're basically FF VI's main characters, but that's still kinda crazy and different for a JRPG. 

Also, I hit the big return to Narshe (after the three groups of characters reunite) around the 2.5- or 3-hour mark.  At that point, you have seven characters in the party and probably have spent significant time with an eighth (Shadow in Sabin's scenario).  That's eight unique, non-throwaway, mostly interesting characters in just three hours!  This shit moves FAST!  The plot escalation feels natural and the pace is better than I remember.  Probably because I didn't really think about things like RPG plot pacing when I was 9 years old. 
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