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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 09, 2014, 12:05:27 AM
Tooker is being reasonable and that's about it.

Everyone else is just "Fuck yeah digital! Fuck your opinion!"

Unless you consider calling my points about ownership of digital media "bullshit" as "being supportive of my desire for physical versions of my media".

Don't act like there's been a conversation. There hasn't been.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 08, 2014, 10:44:57 PM
You and only you. Christ, talk about selfish.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 08, 2014, 09:13:00 PM
It might be nice if they at least fixed the grammatical errors, but even if they don't people can take consolation that it's still going to run better than the Silent Hill HD collection.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 08, 2014, 08:36:23 PM
Honestly the data transferring in Suikoden was always kinda pointless when characters level on a curve anyway, the equipment doesn't really do much, and there's no story bits to transfer other than your hero's name- wonder if they'll keep that glitch.
McDohl McDohl, hero of Toran

There actually is a bit of story data and you get to revisit one location from Suiko 1, if I remember correctly.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: On the subject of sequels, follow ups, etc. on: December 08, 2014, 08:25:36 PM
It still bugs me that both Chrono Cross and Legend of Mana are maligned simply because they aren't copy/pasted sequels of Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 08, 2014, 08:17:43 PM
The difference is you have a choice of which format you wanted to buy the Stand in.

I get no choice with Yakuza.
7  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 08, 2014, 07:31:42 PM
I took a little time to play some more Chrono Cross.  Still have the top-right "Escher room" to do in Fort Dragonia.  

Objectively speaking, Cross is the better game.  Subjectively speaking, I gleaned more visceral enjoyment from Trigger.  Trigger, visually, also aged a LOT better. 

It did, but I'd argue that Cross's soundtrack is better.

Finished Jade Empire today. I actually really liked it, but I knew almost nothing about it going in other than that it was considered a disappointment after KOTOR.

Maybe people wanted more sci-fi or D&D type settings?

I thought it was cool that they did something unusual and having spent time in Asia I could identify with the setting.

I got both endings, but the "evil" ending was a little silly.

Overall, a much better game than I was led to believe.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 08, 2014, 07:23:41 PM
The biggest question is will the saved game data transfer between games.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 08, 2014, 07:18:34 PM
The no ownership thing is pretty bullshit. PC is an universal platform with eternal backwards compatibility. Just because something is digital, it doesn't mean you don't own it.

Except digital platforms are specifically designed so you don't own your content - Steam, Netflix, itunes, pick whichever one you want.can

You can think what you want, but don't call something bullshit when it isn't.


I've basically gone digital with everything it is possible for me to go digital with - books, music, games

And people like you are the reason I can't have nice things. I don't even get a choice of what format I want to buy.

Just digital or nothing - and you are making it possible. Thanks a lot.
10  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: YAKUZA 5 IS COMING WEST on: December 08, 2014, 02:15:11 PM
If there isn't a PS4 port in Japan, there's not going to be one here.

Relegating the series to digital only isn't going to make the series any bigger.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 08, 2014, 12:08:21 PM
I'm just going to drop this here

No ownership. No consumer rights. Don't give a shit about the frame rate - as long as it's stable.

Gaben is the worst thing to happen to gaming. Worse than EA, worse than Activision, worse than the crash after E.T.

Have you read Philip K. Dick?  You might like him.  His stuff tends to have pretty grim futures, but man, it's good.

Yep, have about 12? of his books - I've actually lost count. Have two or three short story collections as well.

He's great, though his later stuff is a little wonky.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn. on: December 08, 2014, 12:05:16 PM
So, Suikoden III. Great Suikoden game or the greatest?

Great - but not the greatest because of the way they screwed up the battle system.

I loved the Trinity Sight system though and thought it was a really cool way of story telling.

I'm surprised nobody has done it since.

SII is still the greatest - but people who haven't given Suiko V a chance really need to do so.
13  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: YAKUZA 5 IS COMING WEST on: December 08, 2014, 12:03:48 PM
Digital only.

Yay.

They may as well not have fucking bothered.

14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 01, 2014, 12:45:49 PM
Embrace the future, Lard.

Fuck no. Heinlein and Bradbury were wrong. The future is terrible.

Now, to the anti-consumer accusation, that was in relation to a rumor about a game that wasn't even announced yet.  Click-bait articles were circling the web before Just Cause 3 was even announced.  That's called fishing for page views and retweets.  There's no news story there.  Are we supposed to have a news article for every idea that happens behind closed doors?  How can we be outraged over ideas and thoughts?  Hell, that's outrage over POTENTIAL ideas and POSSIBLE thoughts.  Wait until there's actually news before reaching for the torches.


Screen shots come out showing the game had microtransactions.

The studio developing the game tweets "Micro-transactions, subscriptions, and other biz models will be the next generation of games. It is that simple".

www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCYQrAIoAzAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.neogaf.com%2Fforum%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D722389&ei=bKh8VJCbGYLLoASx9ICABw&usg=AFQjCNEDSx0c48a8SplGo1Jo0hxGcslsIw&bvm=bv.80642063,d.cGU

And you're calling it faux outrage? Doesn't matter whether the game was out or not, people have a right to be upset about anti-consumer practices like that.

And you calling people entitled for it *is* anti-consumer.

Also I can see why you'd think we hate JRPGs. All that time spent talking about how much I love Persona Q, Kingdom Hearts, Type-0, Valkyria Chronicles, and our lengthy discussion of FFXV definitely give that impression.


Not what I said, but it's easier to make a smart ass comment than actually read.

The whole PC Masterrace bullshit of "anything is good ..... as long as it's on steam - otherwise it sucks" is just passe and lame.

15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: November 30, 2014, 11:45:22 PM
First it was nothing but how much you hate JRPGs, now it's just "JRPGs need to be on PC".

It's just tiresome.

And by the way, calling the reaction to what looked full on micro-transactions in Just Cause 3 as "faux outrage" is horse shit and anti-consumer.

I'm torn. I want to tell you what you want to hear since you're listening to us, but I basically guarantee the Steam love ain't going anywhere.

Sorry!

It's too bad you guys seem more interested in pushing an agenda than talking about games.
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