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466  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Golden Sun DS! :D \(^^)/ on: June 02, 2009, 02:24:49 PM
This is coming from someone who loved both Golden Sun games- have some damn characters in the game this time, because the last two sure didn't.

The same goes for pretty much all of Camelot's games though. Characters aren't their strong point, but at least they know their limitations and don't overreach themselves (unlike tri-Ace).
467  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 30, 2009, 09:01:53 AM
Just reached disc 4 in Panzer Dragoon Saga. After the first couple of hours I thought it was pretty much all hype, but it's one of a rare breed of games that gets better the more you play, and well worth the stupid amount of money I paid for it.

Sega really need to remake it, if only to get it out to the larger audience it deserves. Don't touch the game mechanics and music, just give it a new coat of paint, because even though the art direction and cutscenes are great, the graphics haven't aged well at all and it looks like a pixelated mess now. I wish I hadn't sold my original Saturn in 1998 so I could've experienced it then.
468  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age: Origins on: May 30, 2009, 05:52:42 AM
It's amazing how many people think NWN2 is made by Bioware, reading other forums I still see comments about how bad Dragon Age is supposedly going to be because they didn't like NWN2.

What's the problem with Mass Effect's performance? Other than the DRM, which was EA's decision, I don't see any issue. It runs very smoothly on a budget PC I bought last year. On that note, DA isn't going to have any DRM, just a DVD check.
469  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age: Origins on: May 29, 2009, 11:21:01 AM
The official release date for North America is October 20th. No idea when it's out here (Europe) but going by past BioWare games it should be between a few days to two weeks later.
470  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 20, 2009, 09:19:20 AM
Grim - you don't need 100% you just need certain items on you when you fight Richter (not that anyone would ever know this without an FAQ or strategy guide).

Read this FAQ and search for inverted.

471  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 pre-E3 teaser. on: May 17, 2009, 04:39:58 PM
Mass Effect isn't really anything like Oblivion. If it turns out that you don't like Oblivion you should still give Mass Effect a chance.
472  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Why (almost) no PS3 RPGs? on: May 15, 2009, 08:05:28 AM
Then you have games like Mass Effect 2 moving multiplatform...

ME2 isn't coming to the PS3, or at least not any time soon. By multiplatform they mean that there isn't going to be a huge gap between the 360 and PC releases this time around.
473  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 14, 2009, 01:10:43 PM
Reached Cairo in Deus Ex: Invisible War. Definitely not up to the standards of the first one, but still good enough. Firing poison darts and then hiding and watching enemies fall unconscious is great fun. I think I'd enjoy it much more if the areas weren't so small and hacked up, it seems like half the time is spent watcing loading screens, and for a six year-old game the load times are annoyingly long. It wasn't such an issue in the PS2 version of the original, which was similarly chopped up, since the progression was more linear and there was less backtracking.

And another thing, Alex D. is possibly the most bland and wooden protagonist ever.
474  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age: Origins on: May 14, 2009, 12:57:27 PM
I don't think it'll be too demanding, the developers haven't said much about system requirements on the forums other than that going from a dual core to quad cores won't make all that much difference in performance in DA, the biggest leap for processors is between single and dual cores. So by the sounds of things it won't need a brand new computer just to run. They haven't said anything about graphics cards yet though.
475  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star on: May 13, 2009, 01:48:04 PM
The extent to which Working Designs put popular culture references and inappropriate jokes in their games isn't really anywhere near as much as it's often made out to be. For the most part it's just when you're talking to townspeople who normally have very little interesting to say anyway. And they toned it down almost completely in their later games, like Arc the Lad Collection.
476  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona on PS3? on: May 08, 2009, 06:33:14 PM
SMT IV, or pass.

That's all I want at this point, and it would sell me on whatever console they make it for.

A true next gen core SMT: godliness.


Hell, I'd buy a PS3 for it, even ignoring the extortionate price tag.
477  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 08, 2009, 06:24:33 PM
Started S.T.A.L.K.E.R and quickly gave up after several futile fights, I wasn't expecting it to be quite so mercilessly difficult. Enemies take about twenty shots to kill and my character goes down in about three.

I still have the urge to play an FPS with some RPG elements, so I've begun a game of Deus Ex: Invisible War. Hopefully this will be much easier, or at least more forgiving early on. Deus Ex was excellent but I don't have my hopes very high for this, it seems like they took out a lot of the RPG elements.
478  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII not a JRPG on: May 08, 2009, 10:07:15 AM
It annoys me that RPGs made in America or Europe are all lumped together into one all-encompassing 'WRPG' genre and then dismissed as all being the same. I don't like tri-Ace, but I don't assume every other game made in Japan will play similarly.  Many 'JRPG' fans would love BioWare's games because of the strong characters and stories, but for some odd reason they're lumped together with Bethesda's stuff, even though they're nothing alike. And the main complaints about Mass Effect (bland art style, dull side quests) can't be levelled at their earlier games either, just look at some screenshots of Jade Empire or try some of the side quests in Baldur's Gate II.
479  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Duke Nukem Forever to become Duke Nukem Never? on: May 07, 2009, 02:11:03 PM
I have to admit I wouldn't keep funding something that's been in development since 1999.  You'd need a hell of a lot of money to pay that off.

It's worse than that, they first announced it in April 1997.
480  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Duke Nukem Forever to become Duke Nukem Never? on: May 07, 2009, 09:12:06 AM
They should have done what they did with Prey and farmed it out to a developer actually capable of finishing a game.
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