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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Soul Nomad/Cradle on: June 12, 2007, 09:45:11 AM
I wasn't talking about it because I wasn't even aware it was coming out.  It does look like a very interesting game.  It's about time you get to be an all powerful being that can do anything instead of the prince of the being, or his daughter of sorts.  I'll keep an eye out for this one.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Safari on Windows?!!?!? on: June 11, 2007, 04:52:33 PM
I just downloaded the beta and I'm giving it a test drive.  Thanks for pointing this out, should be fun in the meantime.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst RPG you've ever played. on: June 11, 2007, 01:35:25 PM
Lunar: Dragon Song - ruined a great memorable series for all
4  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Anti-Virus Suggestions on: June 10, 2007, 10:41:32 PM
I also use AVG and actually purchased the full use of it for an additional year.  It updates everyday and I've never had a trojan or anything else get past it since it was installed.  Not to mention it doesn't hog the resources that other anti-virus programs use.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Neverwinter Nights 2 on: June 06, 2007, 10:13:03 AM
How does this game compare to the first one?  I enjoyed the original NWN, and thought that it was a great representation of the DnD world.  It was fun to go back and replay different scenarios in different ways as well as multiclassing characters for different effects and combinations.

Does NWN2 still hold true to allowing the player to truly roleplay?  Have players been creating their own modules to add additional content?  Has the developer planned any expansions in the near future?
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Games I wish I would have finished ~ with a twist on: June 05, 2007, 05:27:32 PM
There are a few games in particular that I never had the chance to complete that I really wanted to finish.

This thread may seem like others where someone posts a wish list of games they should have had time for, never got around to, etc.

The ~twist~ comes into play due to the fact that I ended up disliking these games for multiple reasons.  I followed all of these titles from the time they were announced in Japan to their final release in the US with great anticipation, and they ended up bombing for one reason or another.  The following are the top 3 games that ended up tanking that I never got to finish.

1. Ephemeral Fantasia  -  one of the first RPGs to be released stateside on the PS2.  I liked the time concept the game presented but it was just plain hard.  No one likes this game and their are few resources available for help and/or gameplay assistance online.  Has anyone ever finished this game?  It supposedly has multiple endings.

2. Unlimited SaGa - when this was announced in Japan I prayed that it would come stateside.  The graphical presentation was exrtemely appealing to me as well as all 7 characters and the epic adventure they would embark upon.  Unfortunately the game confused me to the point of over-frustration and I have yet to pick it back up.

3. Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter - same story here...excited about release...the save feature did not sit well with me, and the need to keep starting over was confusing as well.  I would love to see how this one pans out in the future.

Someday I really do plan to dive through these games and see what happens.  Anyone have similar experiences with these or possibly others?
7  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / World of Warcraft OH MY GOD CURRENT EVENTS THREAD on: June 04, 2007, 11:49:03 PM
Meh, my relationship with WoW has been an interesting one.  I have played the game on and off since about a week after the initial launch.  When I first started I had several friends that played, but all of us would have a surge of fun and then lose some major interest somewhere between 40-50.

I've played every class up to at least 20 (multiple times) with the exception of mage that I only played to lvl 18.  I have countless toons lvls 20ish and up, but the highest I've ever made it is lvl 52 this past January.

In the time I've played I've learned to make tons of money quickly, and get to 20 in record time, but I really get bored once I start the grind that is the 40s.  At this point, most of the ppl I play with drop off and it's a solo grindfest.

I've played both factions equally and rolled on RP, PVP, and Normal servers. I enjoyed the PVP servers quite a bit and the times when I knew a lot of ppl that were playing.  I'd love to actually get to Outland, and possilby see some of the new content but the motivation to lvl again is bleak.

Anyone out there play on a decent server with a good guilded community.  It'd be fun to get back into this game again and actually be successful with a toon since I've logged so much time into this game with few results due to the constant urge to reroll.
8  Media / The Soundroom / s0nG oF tEh mOmEnt on: June 04, 2007, 11:17:36 PM
Dragonforce - Operation Ground & Pound
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm on: June 04, 2007, 09:42:41 PM
Quote from: "Eusis"
Quote from: "Bernhardt"
One last gripe: the time limits within the Alterworlds are so, so very unnecessary.

That's one of the bigger things that's making me very uninterested. I can respect them better in games like BoF:DQ where it's already a highly unorthodox game and the whole theme is running out of time, but a more or less generic RPG just shrinking exploration down more and more like this? Meh, at least it isn't using random encounters on top of that. :P


Time limits.....

I assumed that this game was going to be awesome because the first two were both so much fun.  I agree with many of the above posters stating that AI: Eternal Mana was a breath of fresh air when it came out a couple of summers ago.  For the first time in a long time we had a new 2D, innovative, and fun RPG with a good story/likeable characters.  The second game had more of the same, and I enjoyed the main hero/heroine even more than the original.

Unfortunately I'm in the middle of a few other games or I would have bought this without a thought, but some of the feedback seems negative.  I also can't stand time limits in a RPG.  One of the reasons I love this genre vs. something action/arcade oriented is the feeling of exploration, taking your time, enjoying and exploring a world etc.  It looks like AI3 will be a pass for me, and that's just too bad.
10  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: June 04, 2007, 05:32:57 PM
I picked up MACROSS: The Complete Remastered Series DVD Set a few weeks ago, and so far it is enjoyable.  I always thought some of the plot for the Robotech series (Macross Saga) that was created around it seemed strange at times and I wanted to see what the original series brough to the table.

Some of the things are the same, but I like some of the differences in characters and their attitudes in Maross vs. Robotech.  It also wasn't too bad on the wallet for a complete box set either.  I've only watched about 9 episodes since anime is low on the priority list and I'm also in the middle of the Voltron boxset as well.
11  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Console gaming on a monitor on: June 04, 2007, 04:53:28 PM
I have also wanted to do this since the best TV is in the living room which we use for common purposes, but the monitor I have in my office is much nicer than the spare TV.  If I could hook up my PS2 to the flatscreen Odin Sphere would look so much better than it does on the spare yeck tv in the den.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Greatest line in an RPG ever! on: June 04, 2007, 04:24:30 PM
kek - World of Warcraft
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / DS Vs. PSP RPGs on: June 04, 2007, 04:21:47 PM
My views have changed since the inception of the PSP, but nevertheless....

Originally I would have banked on the PSPs choice of RPGs due to enhanced imagery, the Sony reputation for localizing several titles to the RPG crowd etc.

From my personal experience the DS has a lot more to offer for a couple of reasons (console-wise & selection).

1. The dual screen at times does bring some innovation to the playing field.  Sometimes this doesn't add something mindblowing but using the stylus in battles and/or seeing your map on another screen is convenient.

2. You can still play GBA Rpgs that are still being released at a steady rate.

3. You can kick the DS across the room and it stays in one piece.  Before I sold my PSP I was afraid to touch it, smudge it, use it, etc.  Drop it on the ground and there is a very high chance you will never get to use it again.

The PSP does have some cool NIS games, but having more options with the DS being backwards compatible just makes things a bit easier.

Either way, it's all just my personal opinion.
14  Media / The Soundroom / The Beatles on: June 01, 2007, 05:45:05 PM
40 years ago today - Sgt Pepper was released (just some random Beatles trivia)
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Tales of Legendia on: June 01, 2007, 05:44:12 PM
Quote from: "Leyviur"
I hate Legendia for one reason: Shirley.

Fucking ugly cow.


This quote made my day.

I have not finished Legendia yet, but the parts I've played were enjoyable.  The graphics in Legendia and Symphonia were unique and took some realism out of the experience, but they work in the sense they were designed to.  I'm just happy that more and more titles and sequels of all types of RPGs continue to make it stateside.
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