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2461  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan's E3 Awards on: July 08, 2009, 09:57:06 AM
Alpha Protocol must look/play better in person because the pics look incredibly generic and boring. It looks like every other next gen game to me. Definitely a wait and see on that one. ME2 looks good, as long as they remember why the first one was so good. I "wasted" so many hours in the original just wandering around and talking to everyone. The new one just needs a better menu system and a better protagonist. Sounds to me like they are getting a bit too excited about juicing up the battles when that was only a small part of what made the game great. We'll see.
2462  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best Unique Gameplay Feature on: July 08, 2009, 09:41:31 AM
i'm shocked so many people hate the judgement ring. can that many people suck so bad at something that actually requires skill? i love anything that adds an element of skill. even if you suck theres an auto mode.

It has nothing to do with being bad at it; I hated the system and did well with it.  The problem is that it makes everything so slow.  It's like adding 3-4 seconds worth of loading time to every single move.

I love how people accuse those who don't like the judgement ring of sucking at it. It has nothing to do with sucking at it, or even the amount of time it takes. I just felt that it took away any semblance of thought or strategy that should be a part of an rpg battle system. If I wanted something timing based I would play a shooter or an action game. Perhaps if they used it more as a bonus type thing I would have been OK with it. One poorly timed button press could fuck up the whole fight. Too bad, too, as I liked the setting of SH and wanted to keep going with it.
2463  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: July 07, 2009, 10:51:08 AM
Fable II - That whole Spire sequence was bizarre. I liked the design of the place, though. Doing side quests and watching the money roll in after buying all sorts of shops and such. I suppose I should get back to doing the main quest. Gotta find the third Hero or something.
2464  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best Unique Gameplay Feature on: July 03, 2009, 10:44:28 PM
Judgement ring? - Wait...isn't that the stupid wheel of fortune from the Shadow Heart games? I HATE that.

I feel like I should experience this "press turn" system, but have no interest in playing a Megami Persona game. Quite the quandary.

Grandia II's battle system that actual makes turn based combat fun.

Suikodens castle building(see variations in Skies of Arcadia and Dark Cloud 2) Love that stuff.
2465  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Most Annoying Playable Character on: July 03, 2009, 10:35:43 PM
*wonders why everyone hates on Rinoa so much. She was totally the type of girl I wanted to date, looks wise anyway...I don't really recall much about her personality)

I don't remember if you ever HAD to use Quina, but if you did, then that is my answer. Dear god, what was that THING?!

I hated Kid from Chrono Cross simply because of her name. Who the hell comes up with these things?!
(Obviously, I'm STILL full of hatred)

2466  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: June 24, 2009, 02:00:23 PM
Fable II - Not sure how many hours I've played so far, but I just made it to Westcliff for the first time. Not sure what I think about Brianne..I mean...whatshername...the warrior woman hero person.
I need to get to buying some shops or houses or something to get the cash rolling in.
There are parts of this game I love and parts that, like the first Fable, I could do without. I find in this game, unlike in Mass Effect, I dread talking to people and traversing towns. Its all rather convoluted and annoying. All the yapping drives me crazy,too.
Perhaps if I played the game as a more evil character I would find it more fun.
Plus the "story" is pretty much non-existent.
I enjoy the whole "adventuring" part of the game the most; where I'm just kicking ass, finding treasure, and enjoying the scenery.
2467  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Up on: June 17, 2009, 03:01:05 PM
cheese fries...mmmmmmmmmmm
Took the wife and kid to see Up this past Weekend. It was quite good, but not as good as I hoped it would be.
*spoilers to follow*

What is the deal with the talking dogs? Is Muntz a genius inventor in addition to being a famous explorer? There was no explanation. I ask because there was no other indicators as to his inventiveness/genius. I also think the dogs were injected into this movie purely for the kids. They really have no place in it otherwise.
Wouldn't Muntz be a lot older than K(C)arl? They portray them as being the same age, but Muntz was C(K)arls childhood hero, right? Odd.
The opening montage of KCarl and Ellies life together was sweet. Sets a good tone for the movie.
The kid just an OK character, but he had the best line in the movie. Something about the boring things in life being what you remember.
There were definitely 2 or 3 moments that tugged the heartstrings. As always with Pixar movies, I think the adults get more out of it than the children.

2468  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Victor Ireland's GaijinWorks is actually doing something on: June 12, 2009, 11:07:40 PM
Man, some of you people act like Victor stole your girlfriend, tossed your cat in front of a bus , then threw grandmas dentures in the microwave. Time to get over whatever needs getting over.
I played almost every freakin' WD released for the Turbo and Sega cd and was quite happy with most. After that I just played Lunar SSSC for the PS1, and liked that, too.
I hardly doubt a translation that you may have been unhappy with is worth years of angst.
(I am aware of rpgfans problems with Vic, and you guys have a bit more reason to gripe, but still...)
Anyway, this Miami Law game. Not interested.

2469  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Phantasy Star II on XBLA on: June 12, 2009, 10:58:03 PM
So how about Phantasy Star 2's ending?  Talk about an unexpected twist.  I'd say the ending, the Nei/Neifirst events, and the part where
Darum kills his daughter Tiem on the bridge
were my most memorable moments from the game. 
I loved the ending. especially back when I played it and wasn't yet the rpg vet that I've convinced myself that I am today. It was "dark" and totally unexpected.
I think I liked the game so much(at the time) because it was just so different. It was a serious story in a futuristic world. I have always been a nutter for a good fantasy/sci-fi mix and the PS games are the perfect representation. And oddly enough, the challenge didn't scare me off back then. Now, I'd be running like a sissy boy.
2470  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Phantasy Star II on XBLA on: June 12, 2009, 09:20:27 AM
You keep talking about this Anachronox game. Perhaps I should hunt down a copy.
I liked Xenosaga I, for the most part. Never played 2. I started playing 3, but then got lured away by the next generation. I should go back to it, as I liked what I played.
2471  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Phantasy Star II on XBLA on: June 12, 2009, 09:03:43 AM
I remember devoting ridiculous amounts of time to this game when I played it. I studied that damn guide book in between play sessions. Back then, I freakin loved it. It was hard, but I was happy to indulge.
It is entirely unplayable now. I no longer have the patience or the time for such monsters.
I still love the setting, though, and wish someone would do a futuristic jrpg RIGHT(note the j, please).
The game had some good tunes that I can still hum to this day. loved the Dezoris song and the battle theme. Heck, the opening theme(to any PS game) gets me crazy nostalgiac.
I agree with the others, though. PSIV is where its at. *mumbles something about the last level*
2472  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: June 08, 2009, 02:04:39 PM
Playing Fable II - trying to earn money so I can buy a shop or something to get the big money rollin' in. I can chop wood like a mofo! The fast paced fighting in this really kicks ass. Makes me feel like a total badass. Run up to a group of enemies, do a force push spell to knock them all over the place, roll over and slash one, then get up and blast another with the gun. Good stuff.
Too bad the town stuff is kinda boring, and too much like the first Fable. I just want to be out adventuring. Anyway...I think I'm supposed to be escorting someone somewhere.

Bought World of Goo for the Wii. Thought my wife would like it. Cool game with surprisingly great music. Disappointed in the lack of a competitive 2 player mode, though. Cooperative is no fun.
Thinking about getting FFIV: TAY. Considering how much of a goober I am for the original, I kinda HAVE to.

2473  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: June 08, 2009, 11:59:41 AM
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Good, fun movie. I liked it a lot.

Drag Me to Hell - I thought it was decent, but certainly not as amazing as everyone was making it out to be. Pretty basic horror film, really. Maybe I've just seen too many damn horror movies.

edit: oh yeah...I continue to watch BSG as well. I'm on season 3 now. Waiting for disc 2 to show up.
2474  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: June 08, 2009, 09:45:53 AM
I quite liked LoI, especially the music.Still, it just didn't feel right. the levels felt empty and repetitive, with a lack of scope. Its like no one knows how to translate Castlevania into 3D. What I see in this video is the closest its come to what it should look like(and play) like.
2475  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: June 04, 2009, 01:14:09 PM
wow, this came out of nowhere. That damn trailer gave me shivers. It looks fantastic. I agree that it looks like a retro-fitted castlevania game, but that doesn't take away that it looks to be a great game.
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