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Subject: Persona 3: FES
Prize: $20 eShop, PSN or Steam code
Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 20, 2014, 02:41:10 PM
I'm really disappointed if it turns out to be a very passive battle system(Ala FF XII where you just have to intervene when shit goes wrong with your gambits)... Will await the demo to make a more educated judgement though. I mean it could be good but it certainly isn't what everyone was expecting.

I guess I just feel like my expectations were betrayed, I was expecting KH type of gameplay but this is a different beast altogether. Oh well, still excited for this game.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 20, 2014, 10:34:03 AM
I wish Theathrythmn(I spelled that wrong most likely) had the PSP anniversary arrangements of the FF1-2 OST's, I get why they have the originals there though.
These are so good. Just some examples:
FF2 PSP - Rebel Army Theme
FF2 PSP - Main Theme
FF1 PSP - Chaos Temple
FF1 PSP - Underwater Temple
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 20, 2014, 10:20:24 AM
Turns out you hold a button to auto attack and you hold a button for a defensive stance and dodge everything in sight.. I'm sure there is more to the combat system but I do not like the sound of this.. I was hoping it would be KH style, seems like they changed it. This info was given at the tech demo shown yesterday by Tabata.
Might be similar to XII's combat system in some ways, or perhaps it takes some cues from LR.. who knows..

Tech Demo in question : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGYHpvvRHUA
The FFXV demonstration starts at 22:45

More details about Episode Duscae

Quote
From Type-0 livestream:
Duscae is a toponym, there's an area in the game world.
Demo length is about 1 hour, but players might play for about 3 hours.
There's gonna be a bit of overworld and a dungeon.
Car's in! Chocobos might also be.
No boss battles, because they're a big deal in the game.
Trying to make distribution date to be the same as Type 0 HD release date.
Ignis was driving in the trailer but you can do it yourself, or you can leave it on auto, so Noctis' friends will drive it for you.
Source:Neogaf
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 19, 2014, 06:35:48 AM
my ability to enjoy an rpg story hinges greatly on my ability to relate to one or more of the characters. wich is FAR less likely to occur in a male dominated cast. i get what they are trying to do but that doesnt mean i have to like it. im free to voice my opinion so fuck off.

Holy shit Ma'am, nobody is oppressing you. We were simply providing our own opinions, nobody was attacking/denying the right to your personal stance. Stay classy.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 18, 2014, 01:56:12 PM
They want to make a brotherhood story, it's not about not having female characters because fuck you. It seems to fit their storyline concept. Why would they just shoehorn in a female character to tick a box.

It's not like FF is a series known to have representation issues either. Just look at the XIII series and X-2.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 14, 2014, 07:46:06 PM
Damn, haven't played this game yet. I'll still try to show up for some chattin before the real thing begins and then proceed to disappear to avoid spoilers.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 04, 2014, 06:40:32 PM
Yggdrasil, that was a parody post if you didn't know.(the one about cum encrusted keyboards and whatnot).

Been slowing working through Star Ocean First Departure, the most average and formulaic RPG I have ever played(still somewhat fun).

Also Castlevania Chronicles on an off, I'm halfway through the game and it's getting really hard.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 26, 2014, 03:52:11 PM
Capcom must be desperate to get that dollar.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 09, 2014, 07:53:12 PM
The case worker can't predict the actions of a madman. Take action immediately. Don't risk it.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 02, 2014, 07:06:03 PM
Finished up Persona 4 Golden this morning. Took me 72 hours total. I really liked the game, but I was definitely ready for it to be over. It's a good game, but not one of my favorites.

Started The Last of Us Remastered. That introduction sequence was spectacular. Then the mission to find Robert with Tess turned into Uncharted. I hope there's more survival horror to this that what I have experienced. I was hoping for more than just shooting humans. Kind of disappointed.

Don't worry, it's pretty balanced in terms of zombie/human fighting.

Finished DDS. Final thoughts:

Pros:

Battle system - Really enjoyed the press turn battle system, it's fast paced when you have your strategy figured out and at the same time it allows you to think things carefully without the stress of an ATB system. Nice variety of spells/physical attacks and pretty much everything was useful. Very well balanced.

Great music/atmosphere - Nothing much to say here, the OST was pretty strong in the "towns", it fit the dungeons and the battle themes were very cool. Loved the intro theme too.

Enjoyable characters - At first I thought the characters were pretty robotic but the farther I progress the more they started opening up and showing more interesting traits. They weren't amazing or anything but they were likable and I enjoyed them. There is still a lot of potential for development as the sequel will still focus on these characters I assume.

Interesting story/setting - Junkyard was a very interesting setting and the premise of having to Devour in order to survive kept things tense and interesting, wish there was more frequent dialogue and story as sometimes I felt like there was way too much time passing between events.

Great Boss fights - This is easily one of the highlights of the game, bosses are challenging and it's extremely fun and rewarding to figure out a strategy to beat them. There is a small degree of trial and error involved as you can't guess the boss's weakness without fighting them and you may not have a proper setup for it, still it's not a big deal. Rarely did this actually affect my performance in the bosses, sometimes even with not optimal setups I was still managed to find a way to win by taking advantage of everything(items,etc). The final boss in particular was really cool and it gave me that "last boss" challenge that few games do.

Good customization system - At first I thought it was a bit overwhelming but as Macca restrictions started applying and I figured out what I wanted each character to be, it was really smooth.

Really nice and balanced difficulty - I didn't do much in the way of sidequests or grind at any point in the game and with this in mind, the challenge of the game was perfect and finely turned.

Cons:

Dungeons range from mediocre to OK - Some of the dungeons felt either too repetitive/uninspired or way too long. Even in places with some refreshing diversions like Coordinate 136(I think that's the correct number) it still suffered from those issues I felt. Definitely the weakest point in the game imo. Can't say I enjoyed any particular dungeon immensely(well except maybe Brute's Mansion). Still explored them to the max.(except for the final dungeon which I just tried to reach the end as I didn't really like it and was eager to end the game.).

Random Encounter rate is a little bit higher than I would have liked - Using those spray items later in the game helped a lot but it was still a bit of a nuisance in the first half of the game.

Too much of a tease for the 2nd game, barely any conclusions to the plot - It reminds me a lot of Xenosaga I in this regard. It's not a big deal, I plan to start Digital Devil Saga 2 right away but it's still worth mentioning.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: August 02, 2014, 12:21:08 PM
This was a great episode.
You guys should have picked Underneath the Rotting Pizza ahah.
As far as some of other awesome town themes, fisherman's horizon and svadhisthana come to mind.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 30, 2014, 11:00:53 AM
It will also come to PSN, so you can play both on either steam or PSN.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 30, 2014, 10:17:40 AM
Serious question: Which version should I get? PSN or PC? I have a Vita right now so I can buy it off PSN and enjoy it portably. But playing it on 1080p is enticing to me as well. Appreciated the feedback! :)

The PSP version of the game looks kind of blurry. The graphics are a vast improvement. Both versions have the same content so it's really up to you. The PC ver also runs at 60fps while on PSP/Vita it's 30 not that it matters a lot in a game like this but still it's nice.

It comes down to portability vs non portability. If that's a factor for you.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: July 29, 2014, 12:24:28 PM
Love Joss Whedon's work. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Avengers were very entertaining.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 29, 2014, 08:14:43 AM
Yeah xD That can work too.
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