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5281  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.
5282  The Rest / General Discussions / Holiday Wish List on: December 14, 2007, 06:44:57 AM
Persona 3
Phoenix Wright 3
Both Death Breath CDs
Mister B Gone by Clive Barker
The newest Vampire Hunter D books
Some jeans
5283  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Folklore on: December 13, 2007, 07:20:02 AM
i've gone from loving this week game to fucking despising it. warcadia is shitty and full of cheap assholes. EVERY time i get beaten by the boss, i have to go back through a screen full of 1500 of the fuckers, only to be klled by the boss. repeat ad nauseum. can't remember a bigger disappointment in recent memory.
5284  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Folklore on: December 06, 2007, 11:42:28 AM
I'm definitely digging it.

I can deal with the fixed camera, it's an RPG staple, and it doesn't bug me that much.

The crappy battle music on the other hand.....

So far though, that's my only real complaint.

And yeah - voice acting is excellent.
5285  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Folklore on: December 05, 2007, 04:12:41 PM
So, I'm back in Canada for holidays (horrendous trip home and shitty weather!), and have my PS3 set up and running.

I downloaded the Folklore demo because I was curious and really dug it.

Liked the music, mechanics seemed interesting and it's by (if I remember correctly) the guy who originally started Shin Megami Tensei (or is associated with it.)

Went to the store today and picked it up, along with Silent Hill Origins and Dementium The Ward. (New game for each system!)

I don't remember a big thread about it on here. Anyone else played it? Enjoy it?
5286  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 30, 2007, 01:51:23 PM

Meh. Which is pretty much what I think of the games.
5287  The Rest / General Discussions / Reviewer fired over Kane & Lynch review...? on: November 30, 2007, 01:39:29 PM
I've never liked GS's reviews. I think they've always done a terrible job, overall.

I stopped reading closely after the "Devil May Cry 3 is too hard" review.

That said, I actually did agree with his Twilight Princess review (his comments about the music were spot on) and the idea that this kind of thing is happening is really troubling.

And people wonder why gaming journalism is taken seriously.

Edit - Penny-Arcade did a commentary.
5288  The Rest / General Discussions / So I just bought a DS... on: November 30, 2007, 01:23:47 PM
I really liked Hotel Dusk for the DS. Great graphic adventure.
5289  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 28, 2007, 12:57:52 PM
Saw IV - better than I expected.
5290  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Suikoden Favorites on: November 27, 2007, 07:22:11 AM
Quote from: "Raze"
SV-Basically built on the foundation of II means if you like two you'll love it. For the same reason though, relying so strongly on imitation it can't surpass what it's imitating.

I thought it imitated a little too much.
5291  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Suikoden Favorites on: November 26, 2007, 08:34:10 AM
I've played them all (including both the Suikogaidens with walkthroughs)

Here's how I'd rank them (in order of favourites)


Maybe I'll give Suiko 5 another playthrough while I'm home at Xmas. I liked it, but I thought it relied too much on nostalgia, personally.

I still think Suikoden 3 is underrated, and thought the Trinity Sight system was brilliant. It's just too bad about the battle system. The first three games really play out as a trilogy, and they are my favourite RPGs, period.

"The battle system was also some sort of proto-breath of fire thing that never did anything for me."

And *please* lose the coloured text.
5292  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 23, 2007, 12:46:21 PM

After going to see the Queen a few months ago, I wasn't quite ready for another docu-drama about a Queen.

Not bad for a historical film, but certainly could have been watched on TV.
5293  The Rest / General Discussions / Best worst video reviews on: November 22, 2007, 11:49:50 AM
I'd say check out the Xenogears but you've all already seen it.

They spend about 10 seconds reviewing the game and then just show the opening video.

Don't forget that Star Ocean's music is a rip off of Final Fantasy 6.

Silent Hill "Much of the game is silent, so the game is aptly named".

5294  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Persona 3 anime! on: November 21, 2007, 03:18:54 PM
Quote from: "Leyviur"
The anime snippets in P3 weren't exactly high budget, though if it can capture the same feel (and hopefully the same music - I'm a fan of its acquired taste) I'd love it nonetheless.

So am I, but honestly? The Fes OST is pretty weak.
5295  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 21, 2007, 03:17:11 PM
Quote from: "CastNuri"
Saw Beowulf as well. Wasn't as boring as I was expecting it to be; entertaining.

Quote from: "Lard"
Which actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be until the part where Angelina Jolie's character is walking on the water - in *high heels*.

That bit made the audience laugh. :P

It made me cringe. :P
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