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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 20, 2013, 10:10:11 AM
hahaha.  This game had some pretty funny lines.  I'm not sure exactly what I meant by lighthearted.  I mean, on the one hand you enter these towns and it is a very laid back environment.  I absolutely see the broader dark themes, I don't know....I think they did a pretty good job of mixing it up.  I wish they had done more character development for Eiko and Freya(Sir Fratley anyone?).
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: February 19, 2013, 02:54:31 PM
It seems odd that they didn't do anything with that story branch.  A lost opportunity that could have fleshed out Freya and Fratley a bit.
18  Media / Miscellaneous Games / ICO First Playthrough on: February 19, 2013, 02:06:10 PM
I'm starting ICO today.  Any advice that I should know before I start?
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 19, 2013, 01:41:13 PM
I desperately want the industry to take a step forward but I believe there are many ways to do that.  I want my games to tell me a story.  A good, well thought out story.  If that story involves a man with a gun I don't have a problem with it, why does he have the gun?  What is it that drives him to pick up the gun?  I want stories that push the boundaries and try new things.  I want character development over action set pieces.  I enjoyed Enslaved because it had a story to tell, so did Prince of Persia(Sands of Time and the cell shaded reboot).  Regardless of what you think of the actual games, they did go out and attempted to be different.  Red Dead Redemption also comes to mind(ending in particular relating to his son).  Sorry I'm not listing rpgs but you can see what I am saying at least. 

It's the mindless games that cater to the COD audience that I want to go away or at least stop being such a cash cow.  Those games kill innovation.
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: February 19, 2013, 09:57:11 AM
Finished it last night.  Fun game.  It wasn't unique, but it was very enjoyable.  What's the deal with Sir Fratley?  Did I miss a side quest?
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 19, 2013, 09:26:38 AM
Finished Final Fantasy IX last night.  That game was pretty lighthearted and fun.  It made me laugh a few times.  I'm definitely glad I went back and played it.  It dragged a bit in the middle.  By the end of the game I was ready to be done, the random encounters grow old.

All in all I enjoyed myself.
22  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So Final Fantasy XII.... on: February 16, 2013, 11:11:15 AM
I just know that I finished Xenoblade over a month ago and I still have "This is the Monados power!" and "We can really do this!" stuck in my head.
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So Final Fantasy XII.... on: February 15, 2013, 09:34:45 AM
It's just an attempt to validate buying that piece of shit called the Wii. If Xenoblade had been on PS3 or xbob, or even pc, it would have been AT BEST a mediocre title. For some reason, when you have a mediocre game on the Wii, it becomes amazing.
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This is the biggest load of horseshit I have read all week.

I played Xenoblade with the classic controller. Could just have easily have been played with the 360 controller or Dual shock and the game would still have been fuck awesome.

I agree with Lard.  I NEVER play my Wii, dusted it off for Xenoblade in December and thought it was a fantastic game.
24  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: February 14, 2013, 08:10:25 PM
Legend of Dragoon is PS1. It's on the Playstation Network now.

Cool I'll pick it up.  I just got a ps2 to play all the titles I missed out on, I had an Xbox back in the day(wednesday).
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: February 14, 2013, 09:40:18 AM
I remembered something you may want to check out after FF9 if you haven't.
Legend of Dragoon is a pretty divisive game that I grew up playing, and almost always felt like both of these games had settings that felt too generically medieval for my tastes but eventually grew to like both a lot.
The only problem I ever had with it was that pulling off special attacks can be stupidly difficult.
It wasn't extremely original, but I think it is about on par with FF9 in that way.
And sadly, both games are unfinished for me because of corrupted memory.

I'll check it out!  What platform did it originally come out on?  I think most of 2013 will be spent catching up on all the ps1/ps2 games I missed.  There's a lot....
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So Final Fantasy XII.... on: February 12, 2013, 10:38:11 AM
While I don't like FFXII by any stretch, I really disagree with you that FF was ever synonymous with high quality or even having standards. Probably because there are only three FF games I actually like.

Hmmm.  I think the Final Fantasy name absolutely comes with a label of quality.  The production values are top notch.  That doesn't mean that every game is great, or that I LIKE every game, but I feel like there is a level of quality from those titles that can be counted on.  Maybe we are mixing up our definitions of high quality.  I see it as is this game polished, does it accomplish what it sets out to do, how does it run? 
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: February 12, 2013, 10:31:46 AM
I'm stupid addicted to Zorn and Thorns theme "Jesters of the Moon".
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So Final Fantasy XII.... on: February 11, 2013, 11:57:28 AM
I recently got a ps2 and am playing through final fantasy ix right now.  I'm debating whether to play through X or XII next.  I've never played either one.
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls 2 on: February 11, 2013, 11:56:38 AM
I never beat the first one.  I had it on gamefly and sent it back after a month.  I am almost done with Anor Londo if I remember correctly.  I'm contemplating going back to this before Dark Souls 2, but at the same time the story in that game isn't why you play so maybe I'll just wait for Dark Souls 2.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 08, 2013, 04:01:02 PM
@daedalus

A tip let Freya win, you will get it later.

Too late...
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