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466  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.
467  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.
468  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.
469  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.
470  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.

This.

Hell, I'd buy a PS3 for it, even ignoring the extortionate price tag.
471  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.
472  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.
473  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.
474  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.
475  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Turn Based RPG, Do they no longer exist? on: May 06, 2009, 09:06:57 PM
Hardly any RPGs nowadays actually require level grinding, it hasn't been necessary in most games since the Playstation/Saturn generatiion (excluding optional bosses). Even Nocturne didn't require much grinding, and that was the most difficult turn-based RPG for years.
476  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 05, 2009, 07:08:21 PM
Finished GTA IV with 82% complete. It's disappointing that The Lost and The Damned is a 360 exclusive, you'd think that Microsoft wouldn't be against a Windows version seeing as they seem to be pushing GFWL into every other new PC game but apparently not.

Also finally defeated Cave Story's final bosses after about 50 tries. I found that the 'final final boss' was actually easier than the first of the four.
477  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 3 on: May 05, 2009, 04:55:07 PM
GFWL is a mess, it was only a couple of weeks ago that one of the updates rendered GTA IV unplayable.
478  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 3 on: May 05, 2009, 01:22:08 PM
So, Broken Steel is out and apparently it's broken on the PC. Also, it doesn't look they put much thought into the new perks, because many of them seem to be totally unbalancing. I don't see why they needed to make it easier, it's easy enough as it is once you find certain weapons and armour.

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Broken_Steel#Perks

Looks like it's been pulled from Games For Windows Live now.
479  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Character Relationships Thread of Epic on: May 04, 2009, 06:42:51 PM
Well, the ages of characters in JRPGs always seem to be completely off, so Auron being 30 isn't much more implausible than Balthier being 22 and Zidane 16.
480  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy X or XII? on: April 29, 2009, 02:27:27 PM
I like both, but FFX shades it for me because the pacing is better. I'm glad that they opened up the areas in FFXII, but there are too many huge field locations. This would be fine if there was anything interesting to find there, but for the most part there isn't.
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