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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: June 25, 2015, 10:17:21 PM
1. Muramasa Rebirth
2. Child of Light
3. Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
4. Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
5. Fable: The Lost Chapters
6. Final Fantasy IV (iOS)
7. Mass Effect series
8. Valkyria Chronicles II
9. Ys: The Oath in Felghana
10. Ys Origin
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Legacy on: June 25, 2015, 08:42:18 PM
Does anyone know if there are points of no return in this game akin to the SaGa Frontier games? If not, I might look into this, since I did like the WonderSwan Color version of the first SaGa and the DS remake of the second.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5 on: June 25, 2015, 06:42:55 PM
They sound fine with character nicknames (i.e. "Ai-chan"), but full, more complex character first names, on the other hand (i.e. "Akihiko-senpai")...
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5 on: June 25, 2015, 05:33:45 PM
I just hope, as I have before, they don't reintroduce the negative elements of older Persona games such as the conversation system in the first and both parts of the second game, which drove me to a guide, not a sign of good development. I'd also say ditch the honorifics since they make the dialogue often sound unnatural especially with the voice acting (and I hope to God they don't have the protagonist's allies address him as "Leader"), and another game that takes place in Japan, The World Ends With You, did just fine without them.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: June 24, 2015, 07:08:14 PM
I downloaded Atelier Rorona Plus recently, having played the original version yet getting stuck with a Game Over since I couldn't fulfill a request in time. This time I'll make it a point to keep multiple save files in case that could happen again.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: June 22, 2015, 09:09:11 PM
Personally, 3 is my least favorite SO due to the vague item creation system, but 4 definitely wasn't perfect, I'll concur.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Transistor (iOS) on: June 21, 2015, 11:35:48 PM
Beat it today. Was generally enjoyable, and I don't mind short games at all.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Transistor (iOS) on: June 15, 2015, 06:18:53 PM
I picked up the recent iOS release of this game, and it has a bit of a learning curve but sort of feels like a cross between Final Fantasy XIII and Parasite Eve.

Any one else play previous versions or are working on the latest release? This is my first time since I don't own a PS4/Xbone/graphically-advanced PC.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS on: May 26, 2015, 06:08:35 PM
I can live without 3D.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Devil Survivor 2: Break Record announced for 3DS on: May 25, 2015, 05:13:38 PM
I might get this since it has an easy mode, but I didn't care much for the first game, even though reviewers basically said "even if you don't like tactical rpgs you'll like this." I don't normally like strategy RPGs but still didn't like the first game.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS on: May 13, 2015, 10:40:03 PM
Yeah, the reason is that the rest may be good on their own right, but they're also "classic", like overhead view and sprites stuff made for portables or older gen consoles. VIII is "classic" in many ways, but it's got a big 3D world and models that weren't atrocious tier either so it felt like a long awaited upgrade (that never happend again.)

Another thing that made this one stand out to me, purely from the superficial point of screenshots and videos, is the full 3D battles (in the sense of all members being present and the battles being viewed from a variety of angles). I really dislike those first-peron turn based battles. Are there any others in the series that aren't first-person?

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker's battles aren't first-person, neither are IX's.
12  The Rest / The Bazaar / Stuff on Amazon / eBay on: May 12, 2015, 10:53:23 PM
Update June 26, 2015

On eBay:

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PlayStation 3)

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

My Amazon Store:

13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 09, 2015, 10:38:20 PM
I recently started playing Xillia 2 and am liking it. The medical debt storyline is to me a nice break from the typical RPG norm.
14  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 02, 2015, 11:02:35 PM
I'm rereading the Outlander and Song of Ice and Fire book in preparation for the forthcoming episodes on their inspired TV series. I've been taking notes on my iPad while reading so that I remember things better when the episodes actually air, and so I can write more detailed reviews than the half-assed ones I've done on Amazon and in my LJ without notes.
15  The Rest / The Bazaar / Stuff for Sale on Amazon / eBay on: March 31, 2015, 10:13:43 PM
On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/shops/jmg124
-Bluetooth Shower Speaker
-Time of the Transference by Alan Dean Foster

On eBay: http://www.ebay.com/usr/jeremiasvk
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