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2236  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 on: January 23, 2010, 10:38:52 AM
Something like Bayonetta, but I refuse to blow $60 on that.

I wouldn't really say you're blowing off 60 dollars when you buy Bayonetta, but then again the game's style might not be your cup of tea. I wholly recommend it though, it's a fantastic game.

The trailer was alright. I'd still be on the fence for the 60 dollar price point, but I can get the game for 15 dollars and that seems about the right price for me.
Not to hijack the thread, but...
I love the DMC games, and loved the demo I played of Bayonetta. I just don't normally pay full price for those types of games. I'm a cheap ass.
$15?! trading in old games? Some kind of employee discount? back room deal?

2237  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 on: January 22, 2010, 11:08:16 PM
lol. You have a VERY good point there. I actually hadn't watched that yet. Not so sure about the Martin Sheen voice-over, but that thing gave me shivers. Love the music.
But damn, 2 Bioware games in a row? I need something a bit less taxing in between. Something like Bayonetta, but I refuse to blow $60 on that.
Hell, I'm sure I'll end up picking it up anyway. Just not sure when I'll play it.
2238  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 on: January 22, 2010, 04:44:52 PM
While I am excited for ME2, there is no way I am playing 2 Bioware games in a row. I've still got a lot of Dragon Age to go, and I'll be playing something completely different in between. Heck, I may not get around to playing this for a VERY long time. Might as well wait for a year for the price drop. We'll see.

2239  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: i'm kinda curious... on: January 19, 2010, 02:22:10 PM
But how do you even know if someone is ignoring you? Are you assuming this or does it tell you somehow?
Personally, I would never use the feature. I'd feel like I was missing something.


edit: Ah, I see now that it's under profile info. I never knew that.
2240  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 19, 2010, 08:58:47 AM
DA - Village of Haven and the subsequent "dungeon":
Playing through some Ice caverns looking for the Urn. I encounter some dude named Kilgrim or something. I don't like what he's saying so I fight him. He promptly hands me my ass. I try again. He hands it to me a second time. I am forced to go with the option I didn't like, as it is obvious I will not win. Keep in mind, I already switched it over to Casual mode. I imagine I'm somehow "playing it wrong"
I now wonder how long I'll even make it in the game if casual mode is kicking my ass. My next task is the Gauntlet. We'll see how that goes.

What race/class/specializations are you using, also, what party members? I've been having fun replaying this game using new tactics for each area. I tend to be able to come up with obscure and needlessly contrived ways to defeat anything.
Also, for pretty much any situation like that, use Shale's Stone Aura. Just think of being in that blue circle as being 3 levels higher in stats, and having health/stamina regeneration in the process. It's a useful way to deal with crap like, I dunno, a High Dragon.

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I'm playing a Mage in Dragon Age right now because I deleted the Ostagar DLC, and I can't play my Rogue that had 100 hours into her. Fuck.
I'm doing Arcane Warrior and she is currently using Blood Dragon Armor and has been since level 7. She is a beast of apocalypse. I swear she just takes 1 damage from anything she doesn't resist, which is 50% of the time. Have at you, bitches.

I am an elf mage. My party consists of Alistair, Morrigan, and the dog. Seems to work ok most of the time. Someones always dying, though, especially against tougher foes.
Shale? That's the golem, right? I do not have him. I DLed the content with the code, but I haven't done anything with it yet.
That's the "problem" I have with these non-linear games. I don't know what to do when. Should I have already tried to get Shale? It didn't occur to me to do so.


2241  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bioware founder says JRPGs "lack evolution" on: January 19, 2010, 08:32:00 AM
The soundtrack looks to outdo the first game's.

Maybe I'm in the minority here, and each to his own, but I found the ME soundtrack to be pretty sub-par. Most of it consisted of boring electro-symphonic rhythm loops, that never built or went anywhere. I just find it incredibly annoying when epic games go out of their way to not have epic sounding music. It's like they're purposefully holding back and forgoing melody driven material. Somewhere, there's a conscious reason for it, but I have to disagree. It wasn't terrible, but I found it pretty disappointing for a game of that magnitude.

I just realized in light of your commentary, the best track in the game.  Open it in a separate tab.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Bjr9e-G8E

Watch me dance with the music in the background.



I'll assume your joking about it being the best track in the game, but this did put a smile on my face this morning. Thanks!
Funny thing about the ME ST is that I didn't really take much notice of it(minus a few tracks like the galaxy map) until listening to it after playing the game. It fits the feel of the game so perfectly. It does actually have a few "epic" tracks as well, that sound very MGSish. Good stuff all around.
Plus, I love the ending track.




2242  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 18, 2010, 10:05:16 AM
DLed the demo for Bayonetta on the 360. Damn, this game is crazy fun. VERY DMC-like, but I was expecting that. Still won't blow $60 on it, though. Pretty much all action games I wait for the inevitable price drop.

DA - Village of Haven and the subsequent "dungeon":
Playing through some Ice caverns looking for the Urn. I encounter some dude named Kilgrim or something. I don't like what he's saying so I fight him. He promptly hands me my ass. I try again. He hands it to me a second time. I am forced to go with the option I didn't like, as it is obvious I will not win. Keep in mind, I already switched it over to Casual mode. I imagine I'm somehow "playing it wrong"
I now wonder how long I'll even make it in the game if casual mode is kicking my ass. My next task is the Gauntlet. We'll see how that goes.
2243  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Official Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Release Topic on: January 16, 2010, 08:49:52 PM
I dunno but some of the imports that I've read over at Neogaf and other sites mentioned that it was a bipolar game. :P

But yeah, I'll actually judge the game when I get to play it.

Even if the game is bipolar (is that EVEN possible?), it would probably have more to do with the expectations of the gamer,  as opposed to actual quality. A game can be good, even great, and someone will still hate it.
2244  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: God of war III on: January 16, 2010, 10:33:36 AM
Agreed Eusis. If I'm genuinely excited for a game, I avoid all the information for it because I want everything to be fresh when I actually get to play it.
Exactly. I love the GoW games, but would prefer not to know too much information ahead of time. I'll read the reviews, of course, but that's about it.

March is going to be tricky. I'm really not sure WHAT I'm going to buy, and what is going to be put on the back burner. Even a game like GoW can take me a month to play through. We'll see.

2245  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Official Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Release Topic on: January 16, 2010, 10:29:00 AM
From what I've read... Bad?
This from the guy who so desperately wants to play PS3 Star Ocean, despite the poor reception(based on actually playing the game) of the 360 version.

The "good or bad" question IS stupid. Who around here even knows besides James? and he played the Japanese version. The western one could be better or worse based upon many factors.

Still, I'm with Eusis. There's no way this will fall under the bad category. Some people may not love it, but a bad game it will not be.

2246  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The obligatory Game of the Year 2009 thread on: January 15, 2010, 09:55:41 PM
Trust me. I really don't have a problem with it. I like the editor lists as much as anyone. I just think import stuff should have it's own category or "list"
I'm comparing to other sites awards, as well as movie awards and such. Import, or "foreign", stuff is pretty much always given it's own category.
No big deal. Time to move on...

2247  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The obligatory Game of the Year 2009 thread on: January 15, 2010, 02:57:42 PM
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Honestly, I would prefer awards that only included domestic releases, but realize this may not be realistic.

Did we include a non-domestic game in our Awards?  Unless I'm mistaken, I believe that all of our winners were released in 2009 in North America.  Unless you're talking about the individual editors top 5?
Yes, the Editor top 5's are what I am referring to. References to FFXIII, ToV PS3 edition, etc. should not be part of it. Unless you want to call them the International RPGFan awards.
I realize the importance of import reviewers, and appreciate their input, but still think games only released in Japan should not be included. Just my opinion.
Like I said, my request is unrealistic.
I tend to use end of year awards as a way to remind myself of games that I missed and should have played.
edit: I forgot my other nitpick. Sorry James, but it's with you again. Fallout 3 came out last year. I realize they re-package it, add in the dlc and call it the GOTY edition, but it's still the same game. It should not be included in 2009 awards. Once again, just my opinion.
2248  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 15, 2010, 11:09:52 AM
Dragon Age - I've played for around 20 hours so far and feel like I've barely done anything. I'm in Denerim doing all sorts of misc. side things.
It's very easy to lose focus on the "main" quest. Probably because it's not that interesting. This game is all about the characters. Speaking of which, I am still having a hard time deciding who to use as my "main" party. I like Morrigan too much NOT to use her. I switch between Alistair and Sten for my muscle, and between the dog and Liliana for the final spot. I don't really know WHAT to make of the other guy
Code:
the dude who tried to kill me. I forget his name
I also find myself overwhelmed by the sheer amount of items/weapons/things. It's really too much, and it takes a lot of time to equip everyone and determine the best stuff. I'm not fond of spending HOURS in the menu screens. After this and Mass Effect, I realize I prefer simplicity when it comes to the whole weapons and armor thing. Go to a new town and get a better weapon. Or find it exploring. I like that better.
All that being said, I am still enjoying the game. It's very addicting. I just fear it's going to take 100 hours to get through it.

2249  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?))
2250  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!
; - )
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