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5371  The Rest / General Discussions / The Pulse of the RPG Gaming Community (Wii / 360 / PS3) on: July 08, 2007, 06:48:14 AM
Quote from: "Eusis"
And tell me, what makes an RPG epic for you? What exactly does the Wii do worse than the PS3 that makes it less ideal for epic RPGs?

The thing I can imagine with the Wii is that, because of the controls, it would likely be more of an action RPG, with controls more akin to the Tales series or even Star Ocean....you get what I mean anyway.

I prefer old fashioned turn-based, and I don't think we're likely to see that on the Wii.
5372  The Rest / General Discussions / Discussions about Exclusives on: July 08, 2007, 04:01:43 AM
Quote from: "Professor Gast"
If you think about their Japanese first party games,  like Genji 2 or Boku no Natsumi Yasumi 3

Holy shit - they made a third one?
5373  The Rest / General Discussions / GamesRadar Top 7 topic on: July 08, 2007, 02:53:04 AM
Quote from: "Eusis"

Yeah, I definitely am.
I'm glad they pointed out number six. (Looks angrily at Nintendo who release the same game five times)

(And Square Enix)
5374  The Rest / General Discussions / In-Game Ads To Grow Exponentially on: July 08, 2007, 02:47:28 AM
From Kotaku.com

In-Game Ads To Grow Exponentially

At least according to a new analysis published by the Yankee Group. According to them, "in-game advertising could climb considerably to $971.3 million by the year 2011, up from just $77 million globally in 2006 and $56 million in 2005, as companies begin to target the video game market for static and dynamic commercials."

Companies are apparently slowing with their traditional media ad budgets and investing more heavily in newer media forms, and the report says that "connected game devices 'are becoming the foundation on which providers build dynamic in-game insertion.'" Of course, they also warn that ads should not be used in a way that distracts from game play. Irritating product placement is bad enough in television and movies, but I'd be royally pissed if it became a common feature of the games I play

Me too. It would pretty much insure I'd stop playing new games.
5375  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Hotel Dusk 215 on: July 07, 2007, 04:41:48 PM
Finally got this game. (Actually managed to find it in English in Seoul - and used no less.)

Anybody else (well, besides Leyviur) play it?

Enjoy it?

(Not a slight against Leyviur, I'm just assuming that he liked it and would like multiple opinions)
5376  The Rest / General Discussions / Sony Apologizes to Church - Church Unrepentant on: July 07, 2007, 12:12:18 AM
Yeah, I missed that. Sorry.
5377  The Rest / General Discussions / Sony Apologizes to Church - Church Unrepentant on: July 07, 2007, 12:00:33 AM
Sony Apologizes, Vows to Never Again Create An Alternate Reality FPS PS3 Game Set in Manchester Cathedral

I couldn't fit the real title in the subject line because it was too long - but it's hilarious.

In Sony’s mind, at least, the flap over PS3 hit Resistance: Fall of Man is over.

It’s not clear whether officials of the Church of England or Manchester Cathedral would agree.

As reported by Sky News, Sony issued an apology today. SCEE boss Dr. David Reeves said in a letter to church officials:

It is clear to us that the connection between the congregation and the cathedral is a deeply personal and spiritual one. As a result, it is also clear that we have offended some of the congregation by using the cathedral in our science fiction game.

It was never our intention to offend anyone in the making of this game, and we would like to apologise unreservedly to them for causing that offence, and to all parts of the wider community who we might also have offended.

Furthermore, we will ensure that Manchester Cathedral is never used as a setting in any future Sony Computer Entertainment video game.

MSNBC reports that Sony did not address demands by church officials that Resistance be withdrawn from sale. Church officials have not yet commented.

The Manchester Evening News reports that:

In an attempt to clean up the [video game] industry, the cathedral has released a set of `sacred digital guidelines’ aimed at manufacturers and retailers, and has urged firms to avoid making violent games.

The newspaper quotes the Dean of Manchester Cathedral, the Very Rev Rogers Govender, as saying:

We still fear that the next buildings to be cloned for virtual desecration could be a mosque, synagogue, temple or other church.

These are some of the stupidest people I've ever read about in my life.

What the fuck is "virtual desecration"?
5378  The Rest / General Discussions / The villain discussion on: July 06, 2007, 12:29:31 AM
Quote from: "Degolas"
In my opinion, good villains often have an element of camp to them. Be it in how they dress, or just little mannerisms, both physical and vocal.

Then can I add Frank N Furter from Rocky Horror?
5379  The Rest / General Discussions / The villain discussion on: July 05, 2007, 03:03:19 PM
Quote from: "The Darkrider"
"Roger Bacon" (Shadow Hearts) - Fuck, I can't remember his real name.  That doesn't matter though.  As far as pure evil goes, I can't think of another villain in recent memory that does it quite like he does.  That is, until the sequel comes along and makes him out to be stupidly sympathetic.  I liked him better as the heartless motherfucker he was in the first one.

I agree, it was revisionist bullshit to make Roger sympathetic in the second game. I hated it.

As far as Suikoden II goes, Luca Blight is one of the weaker points of the game. Yes, he merciless, but also one dimensional.  The really good part about Suikoden II is it doesn't have a main villain after Luca is killed. It's about the conflict between Jowy and the hero - and it's much better.

I actually thought Seymour from FFX was a pretty good villain. He was smooth, he had charisma....yet this oily factor that just made him stand out as "sleazy dickrag". Plus he was dead, which helped.
5380  The Rest / General Discussions / WoW + lonely Aussie women = teh jailz, yo on: July 04, 2007, 02:42:12 PM
I have to agree, it's pretty much entrapment.

Alisha, surely you can find *one* guy in your country who's not 17yo you'd like to procreate with?
5381  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Recommended Real Time RPG's on PS2? on: July 04, 2007, 02:39:17 PM
Hmmm......It's  more barren than you'd think.

The Xenosaga series (all three games) is worth picking up.

Shadow Hearts 1 and 2 are worth getting

Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne, Digital Devil Saga (both games) and Devil Summoner are all must haves.

Final Fantasy 10 is also a must have.

FF 12, less so, but worth playing once.

For what it's worth, I actually *really liked* Tsugunai - Atonement, despite some antiquated gameplay mechanics.

Haven't played the Wild Arms games on PS2 - someone else can inform you better than I can. (But avoid the remake of Wild Arms 1 at *all costs*.)

Drakengard 1&2 are interesting but not perfect games.  

As are Grandia 3 and Valkyrie Profile 2. But they're both worth owning.

Not worth owning is Radiata Stories. It's shit served on a DVD.

I don't give a crao about Disnazi shit like Kingdom Hearts - nor will I ever. Play at your own risk.

EDIT - Sorry, I missed the real time part of this thread -I'm drunk.
5382  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies on: July 04, 2007, 09:00:29 AM
Quote from: "everluck"
Transformers was great!

I was surprised how much I liked it. Very Michael Bay-ish, but definitely one of if not his best. I loved the humor in it, very well done.

That's the first time I've ever seen "Michael Bay" and "best" in a sentence together.

I just don't get the enthusiasm for this movie.
5383  The Rest / General Discussions / The Pulse of the RPG Gaming Community (Wii / 360 / PS3) on: July 03, 2007, 09:56:26 PM
I read that and I partially agree.

I think it's just a matter of time until the PS3 catches up.

Sony know their bread and butter.

Playing RPGs on handhelds is okay......but it's not quite the same really.

Handhelds are for when I have some time to spare.

When I have a solid length of time to sit down and play, I prefer to play on a console with a big TV.

As for the Wii, well we already had this discussion about Suikoden VI
5384  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: July 03, 2007, 09:49:37 PM
I honestly doubt that Mrs Saxon was
The Rani

Too obscure.

Probably just a boring human. The finale was pretty gutless but about what I was expecting.
5385  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Legend of Legaia (or an excuse!) on: July 03, 2007, 08:42:24 AM
Quote from: "Ramza"

Honestly, Legaia is not good. IMO, Legend of Dragoon is much better

I hated Dragoon more than I hated Legaia. I couldn't even finish it.
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