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1  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 08, 2016, 12:51:16 AM
Nvm
2  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 07, 2016, 11:55:42 PM
I don't know why you like posting memes so much, but it doesn't really contribute to the conversation. I'm not even sure what that one is supposed to imply.

You're not exactly a role model ya'know. :P

Ah, so personal attacks are justified when you think so, got it.

3  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 07, 2016, 10:20:17 PM
I feel like we should've been a little clearer on the list. So like, our Essential Ten can consist of any game the site has covered. But I think the debate it's creating is exactly what the guys wanted.

If you wanted people to talk about games that aren't rpgs, mission accomplished.

I mean you (the staff - the royal you) didn't even quantify why games like Destiny or Zelda were on the list, other than you liked them.

And if you're going to start including every game that has "rpg like mechanics" on your lists, then you're required to start including stuff like CoD and Madden, which is just silly. It's pretty easy to define what is an rpg and what isn't. There were plenty of games that weren't rpgs on this list.

Hell, I like visual novels. I play visual novels.  But they're not rpgs. Other than rpgs and visual novels both having a linear story, there are no definable rpg mechanics in a visual novel. And not every rpg is linear so that comparison doesn't even hold up.

And I stand by the claim that the reasoning for keeping some games was ridonkulous.

Grandia? "Haven't played it, it can't stay".

Steambot Chronicles? "Played an hour, I'll argue it can stay".

ME2? "I'm going to play it in the future, I'll argue it can stay". (You didn't even argue for the good ME game!)


If you're this sour about the choices, make your own forum post or write the site to do your fan-submitted feature.  I'd honestly be interested in your personal Top 10 if theirs ticked you off so much.

Nah my list would get vetoed because it's too inaccessible.

Hate to say it, but I find myself agreeing with Lard on almost every point, despite continuing to really dislike his attitude.


You really had to phrase it that way?
4  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 04, 2016, 10:31:08 PM
I think that's the point.  But I kinda like the fact there's a lot of more personal choices here, it makes the list more interesting otherwise you're left with yet another boring list where CT is in the top three, Final Fantasy 6/7 are on there (or FF1 for "starting it all"), Skyrim, and some Pokemon game (whether deserving it or not, it'll be there for cultural impact), etc, etc.  

That's pretty much what we ended up with though.


Destiny is one of those games I think is really hard to narrow down to one genre.  MMO, first person shooter, action RPG, lootin-tootin-like-Halo-but-isn't-online-shared-world-shooter.  Castlevania and Zelda (Breath of the Wild more than ever) has RPG elements even if they're not traditional RPGs.  And RPGFan has, for many years, kept visual novel titles (or visual novel 'types') as part of what they cover.  

Destiny is an FPS. Castlevania and Zelda.....just are not RPGs. The "rpg elements" thing just doesn't hold water. And yes, RPGfan has covered visual novels. But are they RPGs? No. Do they have any of these "RPG elements"? No. If you're going to start including those games, you might as well include Tetris.

Opinions, right?  I think there's highs and lows to the Star Trek flicks throughout its cinema history.  No need to tell them to fuck themselves or take it so personally (I hope this is sort of just 'an act').  I know you've said things I don't agree with but I sure haven't stuck 'f's on you.  

Poor taste in one thing is often reflected in other things. Hence why we got stuff like Destiny and ME2 on the list.

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"Nocturne is too hard! Wahhh! Etrian Odyssey is too hard! Wahhh!"

They mentioned in a matter of accessibility.  And if a game is so hard it came hamper your enjoyment why WOULDN'T it be docked from the staff talking about a Top 10 list up of largely personal choices?  Hell, the games still ranked, I think that's pretty stellar; I didn't think they were completely shitting on the series, it has its fans, we know its strengths, it's just not part of their essentials (and found it harder to find an audience because of the sort-of "game" being played here of keeping or cutting titles).  

Heh, really??

Yes, really. EO4 is easily the most accessible of the EO games, maybe next to EOUntold 1 and 2. They don't even define what "accessible" means. It sounded like an excuse to get rid of Nocturne so they could predictably include Persona 4. If these games are so "inaccessible", maybe they should stick to Guardian's Crusade and Magical Starsign.

a lot of people are pretty aware CC isn't CT, it doesn't mean it doesn't have its own set of issue even apart from the "Chrono Trigger 2" idea.  They can and will be compared, and it's unfortunate that Chrono Trigger has to cast such a big shadow.  

I've never said that CC doesn't have its own issues, it's just that the constant complaint and criticism of the game since it came out is "It's not Chrono Trigger 2", which is a terrible complaint.

Half the reasoning for getting rid of games/keeping games was terrible.

"DQ Monsters is better than DQ 5! No, get rid of DQ Monsters because it's too similar to Pokemon!"

"I haven't played ME2, but I intend to". (Which is the shittiest ME game, because it's no more than a gaiden at best and barely qualifies as an RPG)

"I've only played an hour of Steambot Chronicles, but I like soandso's enthusiasm for the game".

Really? THAT's why games got kept? At least the argument for FF4 vs. FF6 was an actual, substantial argument I could understand, even if I didn't agree with it.

And yes, the fact that non-rpgs got on the list and Suikoden 2 wasn't makes it invalid from the start.
5  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: September 03, 2016, 11:12:19 PM
I tried listening to the top ten thread and holy fuck it is offensively bad.

First of all, Destiny, Castlevania, Zelda, 999 and VLR are NOT RPGs.

If you include 999 and VLR, then you end up having to include stuff like Professor Layton or Hotel Dusk.

Then, whoever said the newer Star Trek movies were better than the old ones? Fuck you, you have legitimately terrible taste. Cutting Nocturne over Mass Effect 2? A complete and utter fucking joke. You are terrible, terrible people.

"Nocturne is too hard! Wahhh! Etrian Odyssey is too hard! Wahhh!"

Christ, somebody get you guys baby's first rpg.

The whining and pissing and moaning about Chrono Cross almost 20 years later is loooooong past the point of being a circlejerk. It's the exact same bullshit excuse that people criticise Legend of Mana.

They wanted an exact copy of the SNES game with PS1 graphics. They didn't get it. Then they threw a temper tantrum. It's beyond ridiculous at this point.

Lastly, people voting for games they'd played either an hour of or they intended to play is fucking retarded. Some of the worst reasoning I have ever heard for including a game on a list.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 27, 2016, 12:39:06 AM
I made it to Ho chi Minh despite Vietjet doing everything but crashing the plane to stop me. Complete wankers!

Crossing the street here is the most dangerous thing I've ever done!

7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 23, 2016, 02:08:35 AM
I went to Monkey Island today! Take that Guybrush Threepwood!
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: August 12, 2016, 06:16:37 AM
Canceled my pre-order after finding out about the DLC.

This is pure gouging.

I'll get the eventual GOTY edition or buy it used.

Don't support this bullshit.
9  Media / General Games / Re: No Man's Sky -or- Meet Yoda in the Stars. on: August 11, 2016, 10:51:31 AM
The beginning is pretty shitty actually.

It doesn't explain anything and you're left to your own devices, figuring out stuff that could have solved with either a manual or simple explanations.

Once you get past getting the anti-matter and are actually able to go out and explore systems, the game gets much, much better. I'm enjoying it far more now than at the start.
10  Media / General Games / Re: No Man's Sky -or- Meet Yoda in the Stars. on: August 11, 2016, 02:03:25 AM
Anybody get it? I'm trying to build anti-matter now. (That's not really a spoiler)
11  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 08, 2016, 02:48:41 AM
My only objection to nu Ghostbusters is that I simply don't find any of those actresses funny.  I find them all obnoxious, and that's why I refuse to see that movie.

I just don't give money to remakes any more.

I saw Suicide Squad. Thought it wasn't bad. There's a kernel of a good movie in it. The second half is better than the first, and I liked the villain.

I wish they had kept more of the serious tone though.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shin Megami Tensei 4 FINAL on: August 04, 2016, 01:50:12 AM
So Atlus is basically the new Squeenix. This is the dlc for the game, which isn't even out yet.

Bonus Item: Asahi/Nozomi Set
Price: $0.99
Availability: September 20, 2016
Description: Now you, too, can look like Asahi and Nozomi, thanks to these helmets! Must become an official Hunter before you can access them.

Bonus Item: Green Pompadour
Price: $0.99
Availability: September 20, 2016
Description: Now you, too, can be as smug as Navarre! Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Movie: Fall of Tokyo Promo Video
Price: Free
Availability: September 20, 2016
Description: A look into the events that set SMTIV: A in motion (warning: contains graphic content). Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Item: Earring Set
Price: Free for a week, then $0.49
Availability: September 20, 2016
Description: The “Peace Earring” and “Anarchy Earring” are redeemed from the eShop. Must become an official Hunter before you can access them.

Bonus Quest: A GodSlayer Needs Levels
Price: $2.99
Availability: September 20, 2016
Description: This Challenge Quest provides a means to level up quickly by gaining EXP-increasing items for your party. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it. Recommended for players that have reached the Fairy Forest.

Bonus Add-On: Ranking Program 1
Price: Free
Availability: September 20, 2016
Description:  This add-on uses the highest-ranked demons from DDS Cards acquired via StreetPass to power up the same demons in your stock. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Quest: A GodSlayer Needs Demons
Price: $1.99
Availability: September 27, 2016
Description: This Challenge Quest grants you access to the “Demon Market,” where you spend Macca to buy pre-trained demons. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Quest: A GodSlayer Needs Macca
Price: $2.99
Availability: September 27, 2016
Description: This is a Challenge Quest that helps you increase your Macca. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Add-On: Ranking Program 2
Price: Free
Availability: September 27, 2016
Description:  This add-on determines the highest-ranked Main Partners from people whom you made StreePass exchanges with and powers those Partners up for you! Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Item: Chiro Mask
Price: $0.99
Availability: September 27, 2016
Description: A mask that makes you look like Hallelujah’s partner, Chironnupu. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Item: Avatar’s Hat
Price: $0.99
Availability: September 27, 2016
Description: Dress just like Krishna with this snazzy fedora. Flute not included. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Quest: A GodSlayer Needs Apps
Price: $2.49
Availability: September 27, 2016
Description: This is a Challenge Quest that helps you increase your App Points. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it. Recommended for players that have reached the Fairy Forest.

Bonus Item: Tokyo’s Past Set
Price: Free
Availability: September 27, 2016
Description: Download the Cute Glasses, Secret Eye Power Seal, and Surgical Mask! Must become an official Hunter before you can access them.

Bonus Add-On: Extra Difficulty Levels
Price: Free
Availability: October 4, 2016
Description:  This free add-on unlocks “Paradise,” the easiest difficulty setting for RPG newcomers and “Apocalypse,” the hardest difficulty setting for the most hardcore Shin Megami Tensei fans.

Bonus Quest: The Inverted Pyramid
Price: $1.99
Availability: October 4, 2016
Description: This is a Challenge Quest that unlocks Cleopatra for fusion after you’ve beaten her in battle. Recommended for players who are near to or have completed the game.

Bonus Quest: A GodSlayer Needs Jewels
Price: $2.99
Availability: October 4, 2016
Description: This Challenge Quest helps you collect jewels to trade for powerful items. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Add-On: Lore 1: Parallel Universes
Price: Free
Availability: October 4, 2016
Description:  This lore add-on is a secret entry in the Hunter database, for those interested in more of the game’s back story. Spoiler alert! This entry contains several spoilers for the main story. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Quest: Explosive Epidemic in Mikado
Price: $1.99
Availability: October 4, 2016
Description: This is a Challenge Quest that sends you back to Mikado to solve a mystery within a limited number of turns. Recommended for players who are near to or have completed the game.

Bonus Quest: A Trip to Hawaii
Price: $2.49
Availability: October 4, 2016
Description: This is a Challenge Quest that unlocks Mephisto for fusion after you’be beaten him in battle. Recommended for players who are near to or have completed the game.

Bonus Add-On: Lore 2: “Observation” Explained
Price: Free
Availability: October 4, 2016
Description:  This lore add-on is a secret entry in the Hunter database, for those interested in more of the game’s back story! Spoiler alert! This entry contains several spoilers for the main story.

Bonus Quest: Depths of Twisted Tokyo
Price: $1.49
Availability: October 11, 2016
Description: Obtain the “Eternal Torus” to reach its lowest level. Recommended for players who are near to or have completed the game.

Bonus Quest: A GodSlayer needs Items
Price: $3.49
Availability: October 11, 2016
Description: A Challenge Quest that lets you obtain HP/MP- and stat-increasing items. Must become an official Hunter before you can access it.

Bonus Add-On: Level Cap Unlock
Price: Free
Availability: October 11, 2016
Description:  This free add-on unlocks the level cap, allowing you to exceed level 100.

Bonus Quest: Messiahs in the Diamond Realm
Price: $3.99
Availability: October 11, 2016
Description: Experience a short side story and fight alongside familiar faces to challenge an unexpected foe. Recommended for players who are near to or have completed the game.

Bonus Add-On: Lore 3: Tokyo and Mikado History
Price: Free
Availability: October 11, 2016
Description:  This lore add-on is a secret entry in the Hunter database, for those interested in more of the game’s back story! Spoiler alert! This entry contains several spoilers for the main story.

13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix New "Dramatic RPG" on: August 01, 2016, 06:56:40 AM
Should've known better than to get my hopes up.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Favorite game companies? on: July 15, 2016, 07:10:00 AM
NIS is definitely stepping up their game, as have From Soft. (Bring back Tenchu!)

Used to be Atlus but not since they've started imitating Square and introducing an Atlus tax to all their games to gouge the fans.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 15, 2016, 07:08:01 AM
Nope, just saw the Top Gear special.  I'd recommend watching that. :P

Dammit, now you've made me want to do a bike tour, but I don't know if I have quite enough time.
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