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1996  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: July 08, 2008, 12:27:34 AM
Quote from: "Hidoshi"
Money probs in FFXII? Really? o_O

Anyhow...

I'm largely fine with clichés. Even stupid status effects and whatnot. Endbosses that don't make sense. What does bother me more and more however, is the lack of routines for NPCs. I'm one of those people who believes that when you make a gameworld with large cities and NPCs, you have to make me believe I am actually in a crowd, talking to people who have daily lives outside of my interactions with them.

Some games like Zelda: OOT and Shen Mue handled this quite well (though... pop up in Shen Mue was annoying), others like Lost Odyssey need a kick in the ass. I love LO, don't get me wrong, but the lack of NPC scheduling seemed weird given the high level of detail otherwise exacted.

Static NPC's are so 1998.


I think what you meant was: Lost Odyssey is so 1998. :P
1997  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Square Enix just released an iPod RPG. on: July 08, 2008, 12:25:57 AM
I'm considering it...but I'm gonna wait a little.
1998  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 07, 2008, 09:47:50 PM
Quote from: "KeeperX"
Quote from: "Losfer"
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.

I am 18 hours in.  Finished 25 quests.  I have ten members.  I need to hurry the story along a bit as I want to recruit a few more Viera cause I hate Bangaa and Seeq.  :P

I am enjoying how it plays like a cross between Tactics Advance and the original Tactics.  I enjoy the ten thousand classes.


18 hours and 25 quests?

Man, I really am a powergamer, aren't I?  11 hours, and 38 quests completed.


lol I must be a power gamer too because I've played for 13 hours and have 42 done.
1999  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 07, 2008, 04:54:56 PM
Quote from: "D-Rider"
Quote from: "Eusis"

You wrote about it before.


Well, I guess that sense of deja vu I had is justified then.  I thought I might be thinking of one of those other rare Milla Jovovich films where she plays a tough-talking kicker of ass that happen to be awful. :P


You forgot a part. I fixed it for you.
2000  The Rest / General Discussions / Why do YOU game? on: July 07, 2008, 01:08:02 AM
Here are my reasons:

Nothing gives me enjoyment as much as a good game does (close second is a good movie).

I also enjoy being a writer about videogames, like Pat.
2001  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Suikoden VI on PSP?! on: July 07, 2008, 01:03:18 AM
Quote from: "Leyviur"
Unfortunately, Suikdoen V did poorly - even poorer than Suikoden IV if I recall. I think somewhere around 25,000 to 27,000 for US and Japan was sold. The series has been dipping in popularity with each entry, as well, so take that as you will.


Take this as you will (because I know some people hate vgchartz), but they have the first week sales of Suikoden V at 129,755 units. http://vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=2266

The series has gone down in popularity as the series has progressed though. http://vgchartz.com/games/index.php?name=suikoden&console=&developer=&publisher=&genre=&keyword=&order=Sales
2002  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 07, 2008, 12:56:43 AM
Quote from: "D-Rider"
I watched "Ultraviolet" today.  It's pretty much the worst shit I've ever seen...except I think I might have seen it once before, because the shittiness was a familiar shittiness.  Of course, that could just be the wapaneseness of it. :P


I assume you watched it on cable today because I did the same, only I watched it for a good 10-15 minutes and couldn't take it anymore. The movie is freaking horrible. One of the worst movies ever made.
2003  Media / Single-Player RPGs / "Countdown Site" = Chrono Trigger DS? remake, new on: July 06, 2008, 10:13:08 PM
Quote from: "ChevalierEagle"
I'll re-phrase what i said, has SE been that badly in financial terms since the early PS2/gc/Xbox era? Square's financial disaster with the FF movie aside.

The point i'm trying to make is simple, SE have been more worried about recycling stuff, and seem to have lost interest in creating new stuff. With TWEWY being the lonely exception.

And the money thing is really nothing to excuse them, Nintendo is making a shitload of money right now, and yet they just keep recycling their franchises with the same old games over and over.


There's a difference there though. Nintendo is making *new* games for their established franchises, whereas Square Enix is just remaking *old* games in-between the 3-4 years it takes to make a FF, DQ, KH etc...
2004  Media / Single-Player RPGs / "Countdown Site" = Chrono Trigger DS? remake, new on: July 06, 2008, 09:39:16 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6191525.html
2005  Media / Single-Player RPGs / "Countdown Site" = Chrono Trigger DS? remake, new on: July 06, 2008, 09:29:12 PM
Quote from: "ChevalierEagle"
Quote from: "Leyviur"
New ideas and projects require money. Where will that money come from? Thin air?


So, companies should always go the safe way and rarely try anything new?

Also, up to this moment i think SE should already be making a reasonable ammount of money with so many ports and remakes. So, why not trying to create more new franchises? As i said already, i also lament the turn the company (the two) has done as of late. I do miss their snes/psone era.


Evidently you missed their recent fiscal report where their profits were down considerably. They need money, period.
2006  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is Arc The Lad End of Darkness worth $5? on: July 04, 2008, 10:53:13 PM
Seriously... it's 5 bucks. You really need opinions to spend 5 bucks? That's less than renting a game for a week... and most people rent games to try them before they buy them or to beat a game that isn't worth buying in the first place. I say just buy the game and try it.
2007  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 on: July 04, 2008, 03:54:49 PM
Famitsu gave this game 8, 9, 8, 8 (33/40), for those who care (probably no one, but oh well).
2008  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Suikoden VI on PSP?! on: July 03, 2008, 06:40:36 PM
Quote from: "Raze"
Quote from: "macirex"
Why´s that? I own a psp it would be a great addition to my library


Because most people don't have a psp :P


It's been the highest sellling video game machine in Japan almost the entire year so far.
2009  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Dungeon on: July 02, 2008, 07:03:25 PM
Quote from: "Ramza"
Quote from: "Dice"
I have the soundtrack.  Its probably the best remixing of your favorite tracks from previous FF games.

The few originals are gold as well.


:)

My feelings exactly. Relevant links for those interested in the soundtrack:

http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/chocod-time/index.html

http://www.rpgfan.com/features/joedown-interview/index.html

Ramza


Sweetness. Thanks :)
2010  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Dungeon on: July 02, 2008, 06:01:43 PM
Quote from: "Sensei Phoenix"
I've had this on reserve ever since I heard the soundtrack back earlier this year. Yuzo Takahashi did a superb job with the transition of classic FF tracks into the game, and still to this day is the best rendition of The Dreadful Fight from FFIV (it's called Leviathan Battle in Chocobo) I've ever heard. Nothing is done different with the arrangement at all, but the quality of the synths used is shocking and represents the first real "step up" I've encountered in FFIV's music in terms of synths.


I read EGM's review for this game and they said it was "an utterly gorgeous best of Final Fantasy soundtrack that will send shivers of nostalgia up any old schooler's spine". Count me in!
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