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16  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: August 18, 2015, 08:00:07 PM
I played the PSVita version of Atelier Rorona Plus, and I definitely enjoyed it more than the original PS3 version, and actually was able to beat it instead of getting stuck with a Game Over if I failed to complete an objective in time.
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics? on: August 18, 2015, 06:53:05 PM
My main issue with tactical RPGs is, if they're not friendly to you when you die in the vein of the Shining Force games, the potential to piss away a lot of time on a losing battle if you don't win. Balance is definitely a tricky thing to achieve, and even FFTactics has its own issues where random encounters (a lazy design choice in my opinion, I would have preferred supplemental leveling to be optional, with selectable difficulty as well, like Stella Deus, which, despite its flaws, is probably the prettiest tactical RPG I've ever played), can be much harder than story battles. Personally, I would have preferred FFT got a full remake that fixed its lazy design issues instead of just an updated rerelease.
18  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics? on: August 17, 2015, 09:19:03 PM
I'm in the first chapter of War of the Lions on my iPad, and I'm surprisingly not as bothered as much by the irrevocable movement as before, but I still don't like how random encounters can actually be harder than story battles, and still very much favor Fire Emblem Awakening.
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts III on: August 17, 2015, 08:22:16 PM
I hear they'll actually be following up on the movie's story in the game instead of rehashing it as has been common in prior KH titles, definitely a step in the right direction.
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4 and 3DS on: August 05, 2015, 06:55:11 PM
Rock, Peter?
Yes, Rock Lois?
That was wonderful rock sex we had last rock night.
21  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 5 JRPGs for Total n00bs! - Post Yours! on: August 03, 2015, 09:58:40 PM
1. Dragon Quest
2. Final Fantasy (preferably Dawn of Souls version)
3. Kingdom Hearts
4. Diablo
5. Fire Emblem Awakening
22  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4 and 3DS on: August 01, 2015, 08:40:40 PM
I myself prefer Rocket Slime to the main Dragon Quests.

Square-Enix could just let other companies translate the unreleased games, but I'm sure they'd be too proud to do so.
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4 and 3DS on: July 30, 2015, 06:54:26 PM
So, the simultaneous 3D/2D feature on the 3DS version is apparently only limited to the introductory portion of the game. After that, you choose between which style you want, though you can switch between them on the fly.

I am totally cool with that. 

That is a neat feature, and I'm glad that choosing one or the other won't lock you out of switching. Still, I like to see attack animations, so I'd probably have to opt for 3D. I know attack animations aren't really necessary; I just like them. Due to this, I'm still on board for the PS4 edition due to the HD 3D it offers.

Unless I'm mistaken, I think Ultima Online had a choice between 2D and 3D visuals...
24  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 28, 2015, 09:59:00 PM
I'm currently working on Eureka Seven and am enjoying it, even if the protagonist is somewhat asthmatic, annoying, and sounds like he's in the middle of puberty. I hate how they don't enforce the pronuniciation of "Eureka," which often comes out as "El-Rekka," and I heard one character say it as the traditional "Yoo-Ree-Kuh" instead of the classical and intended pronunciation "Ay-oo-reh-kah."
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4 and 3DS on: July 28, 2015, 04:48:40 PM
I like Dragon Quest, but I do hope they eventually ditch some of the archaic elements such as random turn order in battle and endless dialogue/confirmations when shopping and saving.
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics? on: July 26, 2015, 07:30:43 PM
This image sums up my opinion of FFT:

via Imgflip Meme Maker

That aside, I find the Fire Emblem series to be equally flawed, though I have been enjoying Awakening, even if I've had to grind a little.
27  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Guilty pleasure anime thread on: July 23, 2015, 07:30:38 PM
I rewatched the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime on Netflix and the follow-up movie on YouTube, and it being my first anime, I definitely have fond memories.
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus And Vanillaware Are Working On Odin Sphere For PS4, PS3, And PS Vita on: July 21, 2015, 08:29:25 PM
I hope they rectify the loading times, in addition to the slowdown. Given that the company developed my favorite RPG (Muramasa Rebirth), I'm definitely hyped.
29  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
30  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.
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