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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 6, Breath of Fire 6, and Wild Arms 6... on: October 04, 2012, 04:41:56 PM
I'd be all over all three of these.

Also, I think both Wild Arms and Suikoden came back really strong with WA5 and Suikoden 5, they were both fantastic to me, for a while I'd hoped that was a sign both series were making a comeback coming off such great installments. :(
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: October 04, 2012, 04:38:40 PM
Those soundtrack samples in the second video clip from the 27th of last month were awesome!

I really hope we can get this game in the US too since they've talked about the possibility already.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: September 19, 2011, 01:50:21 AM


*picks jaw up off the floor*

Yeah, sooo can't wait for this! :)  Already got my import pre-ordered, now it's just the wait.

I still can't get over how incredibly stupid Joshua's hair looks.

Gotta love the audience's reaction towards Kouta, Cybuster and SRX. The oldies still rock the most.

Noticed that too during the show, one after the other the cheers building up with each one, it was great.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: June 20, 2011, 03:26:09 AM

Man this looks so good.  Totally importing yet another SRW game for this.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: December 26, 2010, 10:19:38 PM
Day 1, been waiting and hoping for this to some day be available in english for ages, can't freaking wait.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3 on: December 26, 2010, 10:13:53 PM
As a huge scifi fan I also enjoyed most of my time with the demo, glad to finally get the chance to play this, looking forward to next month.

I'm also really glad they properly adapted the shooting controls to our layout, I didn't expect that.

Leyviur : Hmmm, I was able to select dialogue options with the X button. Weird.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A game with memorable storyline and characters on: July 03, 2010, 03:41:17 PM
Kos-Mos- You're welcome.  And, yes, Fox mentions one of the annoying puzzles but almost every graphic adventure has at least one of "those" kinds of puzzles, right?  Other graphic adventures I thought had great storylines and characters are Grim Fandango (Glottis rules!) and The Longest Journey (April Ryan is a fantastic protagonist).  Dreamfall (the sequel to The Longest Journey) had a stellar storyline as well, but some of the gameplay elements were clunky.  In terms of Japanese graphic adventures, EVE: Burst Error had a really twisted, character-driven storyline; I also really liked Phantom of Inferno.  I'm a love adventure fan, though not everyone's into that sort of thing (i.e. Memories Off).  My personal favorite love adventure was Hourglass of Summer.  The premise was a little hokey, but the tale itself was neat and I liked the characters.  

I should probably try The Longest Journey someday as it comes up often while watching out for the stuff Fox mentions.  And while graphic adventures are a bit off topic it does give me the excuse to list Snatcher since it's pretty much a graphic adventure minus the occasional action segment that could be done with a controller or light gun, loved that game and it's characters and story but that's going further off topic :)

Scar, while it is technically true that Xenosaga has some controversy over how good it is especially around the first game being so cutscene heavy (which was still what I wanted and great for the story and character IMO) and the various issues surrounding the second game so I can understand some apprehension there, the original Xenogears is more universally loved or respected for the most part and would almost definitely be worth checking out for the story, characters, and game if you don't have issues with going back to PS1 old-looking games.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A game with memorable storyline and characters on: July 01, 2010, 05:04:40 PM
What's Gabriel Knight like?

I think this explains what makes Gabriel Knight's story so good.  http://www.gamesradar.com/f/the-best-videogame-stories-ever/a-200804179337286093/p-5

9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A game with memorable storyline and characters on: July 01, 2010, 03:12:34 PM

Look, I loved the games as much as the next guy, but you're reaching if you honestly believe the characters and story in those games to be on a high quality level.

*Bunch of gibberish destroy statues gibberish rescue girl*

Thats the entire story.

The games have great atmosphere and gameplay and setting, but characters and story? No way.

While technically accurate in regards to how memorable the characters and story would probably be on their own merits since they have pretty much no dialogue and the overall tale is simple, taken as the game on a whole thanks to that atmosphere and isolation and the scale of the world and each colossi, the world as well as the main character and his horse become remarkably memorable characters as well as the events they've gone through after the experience.

since we're on that subject of generic stories being memorable, I'm gonna add tower of druaga and FF1 since people seem to like copying those *basic* formulas because they're so memorable and compelling.

There hasn't been much generic stuff mentioned, I also disqualified a number of the ones I listed due to that factor hurting one facet of those games, be it either the characters or the stories probably being too generic to qualify.  Never played Druaga, was it any good?  Speaking of FF1, there was something oddly addictive of going to each of the areas with their different elements instead of how a lot of times now they tend to blend together, lol.

My favorite western style graphic adventure is Broken Sword.

Loved that game, though I've never actually gotten to finish it.

What's Gabriel Knight like?
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A game with memorable storyline and characters on: July 01, 2010, 01:45:10 AM
Xenogears is still the most memorable in these two categories to me, that game never really lets you go, neither the characters nor the events, but that's PS1 now, maybe that's too far back.

I'll second the Shadow Hearts series, those get overlooked and a number of the others already mentioned.  

Xenosaga, except for 2 since it was paired down so much and with all the odd choices and obvious staff changes and their effect, had some great characters and the makings of another engrossing in-depth story that started great in 1 but got stopped perhaps just short of being as special as it could have been but is still more in-depth than many stories and 3 really made up for 2. I wonder if Xenoblade will as well, despite having nothing to do with Xeno, some of the streaming playthroughs had some interesting looking events but I've not seen much even though I don't have a Wii.  

Suikoden's stories may not be unique enough to qualify but I guess I'll mention it because the series qualifies in terms of especially a large number of memorable characters IMO.  If not going back to PS1, 5's a great one to play as it recaptures the magic of the first two games with quite a few memorable characters.  

Wild Arms while one of my favs in this area may have too many safe parts in it's characters and stories to qualify but I always find the characters and story remarkably enjoyable if not groundbreaking or quite as engrossing as the best, probably kind of like Tales in this fashion.

Great mention of Team Ico's games, it's incredible what they do in this regard the way they go about it, got to second that.  The Last Guardian is totally going to deliver in this area, even just the simple trailer exudes it!
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: June 25, 2010, 01:16:46 AM
GOTY 2010. Can. Not. Wait.

And Yoko Shimomura herself is doing the OST. It will be godlike.

Totally agree!

Hell yes, Yggdrasil, the wait's getting even harder now that we've got that sweet trailer of Aya/PE goodness.
Been way too long since the last one.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ninokuni (Ghibli + Level 5 RPG) going PS3 on: June 25, 2010, 01:13:47 AM

Thanks! Awesome trailer, looks great and fantastic music, especially the melody at that overworld part.  Loving the "adventuring" feel.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ninokuni (Ghibli + Level 5 RPG) going PS3 on: June 23, 2010, 12:39:46 AM
Ninokuni was beautiful before, but imagining it in 1080 makes my mouth water.

Yeah, I was hoping for this ever since the idea of the game was first announced!
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ninokuni (Ghibli + Level 5 RPG) going PS3 on: June 22, 2010, 11:39:16 PM
Awesome! Versus news too, plus scans of 3rd Birthday (gorgeous) and a quick mention of Agito, best day in ages!

Sounds excellent.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Ninokuni (Ghibli + Level 5 RPG) going PS3 on: June 22, 2010, 10:46:39 PM
Looks like the potentially awesome upcoming DS "Ghibli RPG," Ninokuni: The Another World will also be coming to PS3 with obviously upgraded HD graphics.

Sweet, my money is yours Level 5!
Day one!

Famitsu scan link from one of several articles covering the story.

Looks like the PS3 continues to pick up steam with RPGs.
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