Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 21, 2014, 02:08:00 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
RPGFan Community Quiz
Next Quiz Date: January 11, 2014
Subject: 999 (Nintendo DS)
For more information click HERE!
329336 Posts in 13490 Topics by 2179 Members
Latest Member: Lian_Kazairl
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: [1]
1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Decided to give a computer RPG a try on: November 10, 2013, 06:19:03 PM
the thing with PC RPGs is that it's not really a type of game you can identify. When you talk consoles, it's clear when a game is a jRPG, or a tactical RPG, or a wRPG.  But PCs doesn't have the same 'categorization'.  For example, there are very few jRPGs.  Instead you have many types that sometimes mix.  Do you prefer action/twitch? do you prefer one character or party based? do you prefer open world or more story-guided? Do you prefer a tactical view or 1st/3rd person?  There are many games of every type in the PC, as development costs are smaller (except for AAA games and they're usually cross-platform with consoles), developers can take more risks, can be more adventurous. And now you have Kickstarter which has opened an even bigger box, resurrecting RPG types that were considered dead (turn based, party based games mostly)
2  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Reviews section for iOS only? on: August 03, 2013, 10:54:28 AM
Are there plans to add an Android section? or maybe change the section to 'mobile' and have flags/icons to denote their availability in iOS and/or Android
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best Strategy RPG on the ps2? on: October 20, 2008, 04:07:19 PM
I take it you haven't played Gladius? It's definitely the best I've played (and one of my 3 favorite games of all time in all platforms). I played it in the Xbox but I heard the PS2 version is the same with lower graphics.
I played Disgaea, but I am reluctant to call those games 'Strategy' RPGs.  I found that the only real strategy was to gain a lot of levels by level grinding.  Since I don't do level grinds (I just follow the storyline), it was almost impossible for me to beat the game, I came to the last two fights and the enemies were like lvl 80 compared to my 50 or something like that.
Gladius on the other hand is indeed strategy, there is little level grinding, you just select your troop of 'gladiator units' and when entering a battlefield you need to select your combat team composition, positions, facing, etc.  Things like height and positioning are very important and elemental and magic attacks are important too. Also, different battles have different goals, like 'king of the hill', etc.
If you haven't played it, do yourself a favor and get it!
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Which console will be the next RPG king? on: July 06, 2007, 11:36:18 PM
Will it be the PS3?  who knows, sales haven't been that good, and 7-8 months after release, still not 1 good RPG on it (jRPG).
Will it be the 360?  I don't think so, you could count the # of RPGs in the Xbox with one hand, and RPGs (non action) don't really mesh well with M$oft and their focus on Live.
Will it be the Wii?  I'm starting to think so, although it'd suck as I hoped I would play my next generation of RPGs in HD.  Also, I don't think I want to wave my arm every time one of my characters cast a spell :)

In any case, why has it taken so long for RPGs to come to the next generation of consoles?
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Any impressions for the Japanse version of Persona 3? on: June 26, 2007, 07:00:18 PM
How about random encounters? Are they too frequent (if they are random)?  I tried playing Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne, but abandoned it because there were just waaaaay too many random encounters.  I prefer when I can see (and avoid) enemies if I want to, but I can live with some random encounters.... but in the case of Nocturne it was just ridiculous.
Pages: [1]


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!