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5086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Steambot chronicles on: December 22, 2007, 03:23:19 PM
I actually picked this up partly because I'd heard a few comparisons to Shenmue and partly because of the reaction to the sequel announcement on this board. People seemed genuinely excited, so I thought I'd check out the first one.
5087  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy IV DS on: December 22, 2007, 03:18:04 PM
Quote from: "Hidoshi"


b) It's not pointless. Were remakes pointless we wouldn't have excellent remade experiences like Lunar:SSSC or Shining Force: RoDD. Think of it as an upgrade if you must, but you have got to get out of this childish mentality that equates remakes as a waste of time.


I believe Lunar 1&2 were both ports, as was Grandia. Not remakes.

Quote from: "Hidoshi"
I don't see how you get off acting this spoiled and stupid, but if you're content with that, do it silently and leave the rest of us with our happiness.


If wanting something new and original is acting spoiled, *especially* on a system that said it was going to innovate gaming, then fine, I'm "spoiled".

Enjoy paying for the same game for the ..... sixth time now?
5088  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy IV DS on: December 22, 2007, 03:09:36 AM
Do we really need a remake just for the novelty of hearing Cecil with a squeaky teenage voice?No.
If someone can't get past the graphics, fuck 'em. Let them miss out.
Don't waste time, money and resources just because someone is a graphics whore.
I'd rather see something new with a riff on the battle system than endless, *pointless* remakes.
5089  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy IV DS on: December 21, 2007, 02:51:01 PM
Quote from: "Leyviur"

So yeah, color me impressed. This isn't just a remake, it's like a whole new game.


Then why call it FF IV?
That's exactly why remakes are pointless. It's just cashing in on nostalgia.
5090  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 next year? on: December 21, 2007, 10:33:11 AM
I'm fine with it coming out on PS2, especially if it boils down to a choice of PS2 or not at all.

And yeah, FES would be nice...but I'm not betting on it.
5091  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Steambot chronicles on: December 21, 2007, 10:07:14 AM
Quote from: "Shiguma"
Are you surprised?  It's a proven fact; no one reads the actual site, only Joystiq.


Jesus Christ. I apologised already.

And to be fair to the guy, I'd rather get a range of opinions from people who have played it than base a purchase on one review.

I picked this up recently too, but haven't played it yet.
5092  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 next year? on: December 20, 2007, 11:37:45 AM
Because my boomark takes me to the forums and skips the front page. Sorry.
5093  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 next year? on: December 20, 2007, 12:31:10 AM
Joystiq is reporting Persona 4 to be released next year, possibly to tie into the upcoming anime. Also says it will be a PS2 release.
5094  Media / The Soundroom / The Recent Musical Purchases Thread on: December 18, 2007, 06:29:51 PM
Entombed - Serpent Saints
Blue Oyster Cult - Spectres (Remastered)
EZ Rollers - Conductor
5095  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 18, 2007, 06:28:55 PM
I Am Legend.

Not as bad as I expected, but what the hell was that ending?

Weak.
5096  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Folklore on: December 18, 2007, 06:26:51 PM
Quote from: "Ramza"
Lard,
what in god's name are you talking about?

1. Before the boss battle in Warcadia, you do NOT have to fight those guys. You can run clear past them. In fact, I would recommend you do that since...

2. They're not that hard. I cleared them out, and I think I only had to do the boss battle in Warcadia twice. Who are you on as now, Ellen or Keats? If Keats, make sure you have his big boost/rage energy ready to go for the boss. If Ellen ... well ... hope you're good with the guard button.


I was playing as Ellen when I was so frustrated. It's not that they're particularly hard, it's just irritating because you are constantly getting hit when there are more than two creatures on the screen and you're trying to capture one. It's inevitable.

Quote from: "Ramza"
My apologies that you're bad at this game. You should be taking the time to check the picture guide book, learn the elemental attributes of the monsters you're pulling out, and if that's too much for you, just check on gamefaqs real quick to see what it takes to clear the boss in Warcadia.

Ramza


I've cleared the boss. I'm not bad at the game. It's just that the game can be quite cheap if there are more than a couple of monsters on the screen.
5097  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star...Ocean 4? on: December 14, 2007, 09:27:49 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Well, there was supposed to be news on SO4 at TGS, but we got squat.

X months later and we still have nothing.  I'm starting to think that the game is going to get a big CANCELLED soon.

I mean, Jesus, how long does it take to choose where a game is going?  It has very few choices of systems to play on...

wouldn't be surprised to see it on DS.
5098  The Rest / General Discussions / Holiday Wish List on: December 14, 2007, 04:49:48 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Quote from: "Lard"
Both Death Breath CDs


SWEDISH DEATH.  <3


Oh hell yes.

I only wish Edge of Sanity were putting out more CDs.
5099  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Folklore on: December 14, 2007, 04:43:39 PM
I have really mixed feelings about it.

Love the art, voice acting, music and story.

I like the way they implemented the SixAxis.

I *really* am starting to hate battles.

The problem is, and it's happened twice now, that right after you get to the save point before the boss, you are forced to run through a room and battle.

It's not just a little battle either. Both times I have been overwhelmed by about 15 creatures or so - some small, some big.

There are so many that while you're trying to capture the ones you've hit, other ones just walk right up to you and pound the shit out of you because you're completely helpless while you're capturing creatures.

Some of the larger creatures force you to perform certain actions with the controller before you can capture them. For example, I'm on Chapter 3 and I have to move the controller side to side and get the creature's soul standing perfectly straight, instead of leaning to one side.

While the creature's soul is standing upright, it sucks out it's lifeforce. Once it's life force is gone, you can capture it.

Problem is that I am repeatedly getting the shit kicked out of me by the horde of other creatures in the area with me.

And if I get hit? The creature's life force goes back to full and I have to start the process all over again.

Oh - did I mention there's *no* way of healing yourself?

It's extremely, extremely frustrating and I'm on the verge of giving up. I can't remember the last time I died so frequently in an RPG. To be fair, it's usually with the girl, Ellen, but there's the other problem. The game just seems really unbalanced. I'm really starting to hate playing with Ellen, even though her story is more interesting.

Definitely a disappointment for me. Should've bought Assassin's Creed.
5100  The Rest / General Discussions / Holiday Wish List on: December 14, 2007, 06:44:57 AM
Persona 3
Uncharted
Phoenix Wright 3
Both Death Breath CDs
Mister B Gone by Clive Barker
The newest Vampire Hunter D books
Some jeans
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