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2221  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The obligatory Game of the Year 2009 thread on: January 15, 2010, 10:44:08 AM
I visit a good amount of gaming sites and have not seem this "ordinary gamers" disliking DA thing going on. Sure, there are grumbles here and there, but the majority seem pretty pleased from my own observations.
Gen, in case you haven't noticed, you seem to have a different taste in games than the "average" gamer. You always seem to be the one defending some game/genre that others don't find quite as appealing as you do. I would imagine that you would gravitate toward others(read: sites) that may have similar tastes. This could explain what you are SEEing in contrast to what others are SEEing.

Anyway...
I realize that Rpgfan covers both domestic and international releases, but a game should only be included in the awards if a least half(or some other arbitrary #) of the staff has played it.
Honestly, I would prefer awards that only included domestic releases, but realize this may not be realistic.
Reagrdless, I always enjoy reading them, and make mental notes to make sujre I play things I missed (like Suikoden Teirkris(sp?))
2222  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Official Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Release Topic on: January 12, 2010, 12:08:38 PM
Ah,  Akiras opinions. Honestly...Fallout 3: GOTY Edition, Infinite Space, and Demon's Souls better games....Eh.....no........
But different people different taste. Looks like I'll love FF13.

How can you say those games aren't better, and then say you WILL love FF13, implying you haven't played it. Doesn't sit right...
Seriously, BD, your statement makes no sense unless you've already played the game. Wishful thinking really doesn't count for anything.
I imagine I'll like FFVIII more than those games, too, but I can't possibly know this until I play it.



Hm, that depends, having to draw magic and the junction system might not be your thing, a lot of people complain about those ;-)

Yeah yeah. I just noticed my error. fixed!
; - )
2223  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Official Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Release Topic on: January 12, 2010, 10:02:05 AM
Ah,  Akiras opinions. Honestly...Fallout 3: GOTY Edition, Infinite Space, and Demon's Souls better games....Eh.....no........
But different people different taste. Looks like I'll love FF13.

How can you say those games aren't better, and then say you WILL love FF13, implying you haven't played it. Doesn't sit right...
Seriously, BD, your statement makes no sense unless you've already played the game. Wishful thinking really doesn't count for anything.
I imagine I'll like FFXIII more than those games, too, but I can't possibly know this until I play it.
2224  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Official Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Release Topic on: January 11, 2010, 03:44:21 PM
OK, so I just read Akiras review. His "major flaw" is not even a blip on the radar for me. I have ZERO interest in replaying games, let alone the time to do so.
I'm a music nut, so his comments there have me very excited. Add in amazing graphics, and a great battle system, and this sounds like something I want to play NOW.
2 months...
2225  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 11, 2010, 02:17:52 PM
I've been dying to see Moon. Comes out tomorrow.

Sunshine was quite good until the final act, when it suddenly becomes a movie of a different genre.

2226  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 10, 2010, 12:05:13 PM
Flower - The best damn Wii game that's not on the Wii! So I beat this thing already, and had a ton of fun doing so. That damn turbine level was just stunning. I enjoyed just flying around through the fields of flowers listening to the music. I will go back through some of the areas to get all the petals, and get more trophies. $10 well spent.


2227  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Iwata: Zelda Wii is coming this year on: January 10, 2010, 11:45:57 AM
They wouldn't be if people would stop asking for 200 hour epic masterpieces, and would just settle for good games.
I agree with you here. Longer =/= better. I'm all for the 20 hour rpg. Mass Effect took me 35, but I did pretty much every sidequest, so it could have been much shorter.
Anything more is just tiring. Plus, there are other games to be played.

I get what people are saying in regards to the Wiis "weak" library. It doesn't get a lot of the big name titles.
Bayonetta and Darksiders are two recent examples.
Then there's FFVIII, Dragon Age, the COD games, the GTA games, Assassins Creed, ETC ETC ETC.
THIS is why it is deemed weak. No mention is made of the many "smaller" games that are released for it(or, more likely, the naysayers are unaware of said titles). I'll readily admit to not being aware of most anything that comes out for the Wii. They don't seem to try very hard to get non-casual gamers attention. Nintendo seems content to sit on the piles of cash they've obtained from all the people who bought a Wii, maybe one or two Mario games, and thats IT.
I understand both sides of this argument. The Wii does indeed have good games. You just have to look for them.



2228  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 09, 2010, 10:47:57 AM
Dragon Age: I am in redcliffe castle, after the village battle and the encounter with Connor. So many CHOICES to make. Reminds me of those dang choose your own adventure books, except I can't go back if I make the wrong decision. And no, I'm not making a million saves. Whats done is done. I think I'm off to Denerim next.

I downloaded Flower yesterday. What a freakin' beautiful and fun game. Played through the first two areas. Makes me miss my garden, though. Spring is only....so far away.

2229  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Iwata: Zelda Wii is coming this year on: January 09, 2010, 10:33:31 AM
I'm excited about the idea of the new zelda, but also a bit cautious. They really do need to change things up a bit, as the old formula, while still fun, is getting a bit tired.

As for the Wii itself...
I never touch it, sadly. But I also don't take the time to really look at whats out, and might interest me. I'd like to play Muramasa, but no way I'm paying full price.
Fragile, coming in March, looks good, but there are some slightlybigger games coming out around that time.
I'd also like to pick up the MP trilogy, but think they would work better on a widescreen.
You see,  my 360 and PS3 are hooked up to the 42" lcd, while the Wii is on the old 27" normal tv. I plan on getting a 32" to replace it, but that costs money.
Basically, there's been so many good games out for the 360/PS3 that the Wii is easy to ignore. Especially for someone with very limited gaming time.
2230  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: NBA Jam is coming back on: January 06, 2010, 03:50:50 PM
Wonder how good the revival will be. I recall the original title as being one of the few sports titles I actually liked, so I am curious.
Same here. I'm actually curious about this. Those games were fun.
2231  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VIII question on: January 05, 2010, 09:30:21 AM

EDIT: And yes, Camilla Belle really is a woman.  Meshie's just creating confusion, although his simple method of doing so here falls in stark contrast to his usual garbled theses.  

This is why I was confused. He's usually very...wordy.
2232  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Your Top 10 RPGs of the last decade? on: January 05, 2010, 09:25:09 AM
Hmmm...no order:

Skies of Arcadia
Dark Cloud 2
FF XII
Mass Effect
Tales of the Abyss
Tales of Symphonia
FFX
DQVIII
Twilight Princess
Okami

I'm sure I'm missing something
2233  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VIII question on: January 05, 2010, 09:19:38 AM
So this Camilla Belle really is a female. I was feeling odd for a minute there, as I find HER kind of attractive. Is there a joke here that I'm missing?
Hell, I never got the hatred for Rinoa myself. Looks-wise, she's totally my type. If I we're to not be married, and into dating video game characters, that is.

...

Never beat FFVIII. Too much reliance on GFs screwed me by the end of disc 3.
2234  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 05, 2010, 09:05:09 AM
I think I've done pretty much all there is to do here, so it's time to leave this town for greater pastures.

Dude - bit of a spoiler here, but if you want cage-man to join your party, don't leave town.  You can never go back.
minor character spoilers:
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I decided to brave Danes Nest or whatever it was called. Scored me a rogue priestess chick, which in turn scored me the big Quinari(sp?) dude. Awesome!
Now the tough decision of who to keep in my party.
2235  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 04, 2010, 04:03:08 PM
Been Playing Dragon Age since Christmas.  I decided to go with an Elf Mage, as most games stick you with the typical sword-wielder. Rogue was my second choice. Hopefully, I'll get one in my party.
I'm in Lothering after about 8 hours. I wanna get that big dude in the cage, but can't convince that revered mother chick to let me take him. I'm not an asshole, so I will not force her.
Morrigan is awesome with all her sarcastic comments and insults thrown an Alistair. I've got me a dog, too.
I think I've done pretty much all there is to do here, so it's time to leave this town for greater pastures.
The frame rate is a little wonky, but I think the graphics are just fine, if a little...brown.
The story seems pretty textbook so far, but the writing and characters are making it enjoyable.
I keep eyeballing Jan.26th on the calendar, and know I will not have this done before then. Then again, I'm not sure I could play 2 BioWare games in a row anyway. Might have to go back to Valkyria in between.

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