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436  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPGs Only You've Played. on: July 10, 2008, 11:58:39 PM
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but they themselves hyped it up as being their serious RPG


Rogue Galaxy a serious RPG? ROFL. So glad I missed the hype.

After all the times I've played the original Final Fantasy it hard for a game to seem repetitive to me.
437  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPGs Only You've Played. on: July 10, 2008, 11:44:21 PM
Well, hey. This is coming from a guy who loves Rogue Galaxy and Odin Shere which are not liked on this board. So I might just be a crazy geeky mo-fo. And while its not the most obsure game out there its still not well known unless your RPG geekys like us. ;)

As for fully charged attacks, a walkthrough read explains it quite while. Some character have a very slow charge but their attacks are extremely powerful and can hit all enemies in a line. Against high defence enemies or low hp ones its best to use small charge attacks. However, against your average enemy you can often one shot kill them with a bigger charge. Sometimes a medium charge is needed or even a full charge to one hit kill enemies. Battles don't take long if you exploit this and experiment with every enemy you meet to see how much charge each of your characters need to one hit kill an enemy if they can one hit kill them.

The  strategic depth really comes from keeping track of what you hit the enemy with. If one character hits with a full charge then a small charge on another is all that may be needed to finish the enemy off.

As for the magic, its for specific situations only and like Final Fantasy 4 is really useless at the start of the game but very powerful late game. At the start just use heal magic to help you out. Read an FAQ to know when a specific spell is quite use in a boss fight. There are boss fights that are just impossible without using magic and with magic the battle becomes manageable.

I really recommend reading an FAQ just for the insight into the magic system because if you just use the basic one card attacks then magic will be useless. The summon creatures you can get from mixing cards are much more powerful and very much need in the game.
438  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 on: July 10, 2008, 11:30:58 PM
Quote from: "Juan_Blue"
Most SMT games that have shown up in America have a soundtrack included upon release except for SMT: Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha vs. Soulless Army.


Yes, I know. Hence the god bless Altus for being so kind to their fans.
439  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPGs Only You've Played. on: July 10, 2008, 10:47:32 PM
Well, walkthrough exist for when you get stuck. ;)

If you liked it I say its worth playing through it. If not, oh well. Can't satisfy everyone.
440  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPGs Only You've Played. on: July 10, 2008, 10:20:41 PM
http://www.valkyriestudios.com/scgame.htm

septerra core (PC game)

As you can see the website is still up somehow even if the company is long out of business. That's probably thanks to monolith, they like their older games.  It is a little know RPG that holds a special place in my heart. Its an American game made to seem like a JRPG. I honestly enjoyed it more than the very much overrated Final Fantasy 7. Of course, this is seeing the game through rose colored glasses but I just loved playing the game.

I just love the setting, a Planet with 7 layers with the rich at the TOP and the poor on the lower levels. And you are a scavenger. From scorching deserts to fighting zombies to fighting the "chosen" angelic ships its just a fantastic game. Nice that the characters get a nice side quest to put the spotlight on them. Also helps unify the team since not all start of liking each other. Add in a little card based magic system where the card effects can be combined for more powerful spells and all this sums up to an epic game that sadly no one knows about effect for a few scattered hardcore gamers.
441  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 on: July 10, 2008, 10:01:47 PM
Haha, my PS2 is new. Just got it last december.

$40 for Persona 4. Oh, I'm getting this the moment it pops on the store shelfs. Hell, I might even pre-order it.

Persona 3 was just so much of a classic that I can't pass up a new and improved version of the same type of game.

And we are getting a soundtrack. God bless Altus.
442  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Odin Sphere on: July 05, 2008, 06:24:47 PM
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/04/25/

I thought it was funny.
443  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is Arc The Lad End of Darkness worth $5? on: July 05, 2008, 04:05:19 AM
Its 5 bucks. If your that straped for cash then you shouldn't be spending it on a game.
444  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Odin Sphere on: July 05, 2008, 03:44:41 AM
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enemies could knock you back really easily, but it was impossible for you to knock them back?

Press down and attack and you get your knockdown attack, or a juggle attack. Its helps a lot.

This isn't an exploration RPG, its a beat them up game. The whole point is to smash the same enemies over and over again. And the game just needs to add little things like more enemies, more waves of enemies to make it difficult. Especially if you want at least a B rank on every stage. Now that where the challenge comes in.

Also, use those potions. Use napalm to wipe out large masses of enemies, save your own magic until you have no attack potions.

I'll say this much. For the $16 I spent it was well worth it.

As for the storyline, it may be melodramatic but what do you expect from a game? This isn't a new york times best seller novel. The story makes me think I'm watching a play.

GrimGrimoire is a SRPG, if you like those more than its no suprise you didn't like odin sphere.
445  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Odin Sphere on: July 04, 2008, 06:51:27 PM
Quote from: "Julian"
I enjoyed it for the most part. The framerate drops seriously put a hamper on my enjoyment at times though, they were particularly brutal in a couple of the boss fights.


I hear it was fix in the european version, too bad I can't get my hands on that version.
446  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Odin Sphere on: July 04, 2008, 06:48:35 PM
So, I just got Odin Sphere on a clearance sale for only $16.00, Pretty good deal. I've tried it out and its quite fun. I suppose people could find it repeative but I enjoy a good beat them up game. And thats what this game is in the end, an updated beat them up game with RPG elements. Just look at the fights, classic beat them up tactics. Study the enemy's movement and attacks, calculate when they leave themselves open and then strike.

Ah, its been a while since I've played such a fun beat em up game.

I search for it, but there seems to be no topics for this game. Who else loves Odin Sphere. Yeah, its story is melodramatic but it definitely plays like the fairy tale that it trys to be. A really violent fairy tale.
447  Media / Single-Player RPGs / So, Ar Tonelico. on: July 04, 2008, 06:14:22 PM
Some people enjoy the crazy attacks the character launch in the game but thats Ar for you. If you don't like it then I doubt anything is going to change over time.
448  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 on: July 03, 2008, 10:08:44 PM
Someone doesn't know Sierra's Mist? Wow, I guess you have been in japan for a long time. ;)
449  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 on: July 03, 2008, 11:27:40 AM
There's no need to play the previous games. They have no connection story wise, just like the Final Fantasy games.

But yeah, if your an JRPG freak that needs to play every last JRPG they can get there hands on, I can definitely relate. :)
450  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star Ocean: The Last Hope on: June 14, 2008, 08:35:09 PM
Quote from: "Raze"
Can't really blame them, PS3 is a huge failure.

 What you can blame them for is the SO3 plot twist. It's difficult to make a plot twist so bad it kills the series forever, but they did. It's like if you were watching spider-man or something and he takes off his mask and says 'I'm Tobey Maguire and I'm just playing Spider-Man. None of this is real, it's just movie based on a comic for kids. What are you, stupid?'

Fuck Star Ocean.


ROFL, that was rich. I always found SO a bit corny so when SO3 had a corny plot twist I wasn't surprise and I just chuckled at it. It was a good laugh. People seem to have thought SO3 was going to have a serious story line Dues Ex or Mass Effect. Me, I expected corny and thats what I got and SO3 was still fun.
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