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301  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Famitsu announces a new Lufia (Estpolis) game on: November 29, 2009, 10:01:38 PM
I'd rather they start calling the series Estpolis in America since a) Lufia's only in the first (chronologically second) game, and b) mainstream gamers wouldn't give a shit anyway. As for the game itself, the graphics look good, but I'll wait on reviews.

I don't really see what the big deal with the original Lufia was since to me it was a worse-than-generic RPG.

Lufia II's the only game in the series I liked despite its awful localization and glitched Dual Blade Shrine, though I haven't played the third and fourth ones.
302  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Sega sells out Phantasy Star on: November 29, 2009, 09:59:40 PM
Phantasy Star has been dead to me since IV.
303  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shining Force or Phantasy Star? on: November 29, 2009, 09:58:26 PM
They're all good. Play 'em all. A shame Sega's a shell of its former self today.
304  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games you will be getting next year? on: November 29, 2009, 09:57:52 PM
You must have French roots if you give up on a game without beating it (as you did with DQ8).

I'm lukewarmly anticipating Strange Journey since I've been somewhat let down by the Shin Megami Tensei series lately.

Pokemon HeartGold or SoulSilver I'll definitely be getting.

Golden Sun DS as well though the story will probably suck as it did in previous games.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep if I ever get a PSP.
305  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Falcom to show some love to the US on: November 29, 2009, 09:55:48 PM
I actually have the PC versions of Ys I + II installed on my computer with their respective translation patches, but haven't been motivated to play them at all...
306  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: November 29, 2009, 09:55:03 PM
Nocturne in my opinion is decent but not ZOMG PERFECT like fantards make it out to be. The Digital Devil Saga games are a lot better in my opinion, with some of the best voice acting I've ever heard in RPGs. Persona 3 and 4 I like as well, despite my urge to kill whatever genius decided that someone should take the player for a complete idiot during battle. Devil Summoner 1 I liked as well, but its sequel for me had godawful loading times and a way-too-high encounter rate. Devil Survivor let me down as well, basically being escort mission hell and a grindfest towards the end, but I'm lukewarmly anticipating Strange Journey, given the decent reception it's received in Japan (then again, they give good scores to games I thought sucked).
307  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Grandia on: November 29, 2009, 09:50:41 PM
I wouldn't say Grandia is worth it since the PSX port is awful, freezes often (then again my discs were scratched up well), the voice acting is terrible, and the story sucks. The battle system is its only redeeming aspect in my opinion.
308  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Half finished games on: October 27, 2009, 02:19:11 PM
Shadow Dragon was a special case because your units are -supposed- to die.  Which is incredibly stupid, yes, but that's why the game is the way it is.  You can win without anyone dying though, you just have to play carefully.
The fact that enemies constantly respawned made it damn near impossible to play "carefully" as you say. I tried the last battle over and over and over, but still couldn't beat it because of those god-damn ballistas or whatever that kept appearing, and the fact that I couldn't level up at all. But hey, if you like shitty games, that's your business.
309  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Half finished games on: October 27, 2009, 11:50:21 AM
Yeah, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon became the very, very first RPG I ended up not beating because I found the final battle to be unbeatable since my characters died too easily. I can safely say I'll never touch the series or anything else Intelligent Systems produces in the near future.
310  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG Annoyances/Pet Peeves on: March 19, 2009, 05:24:25 PM
Another one I just thought of...Unskippable/Unpauseable Cutscenes. No game should be without the means to both pause and skip it's cutscenes.
Amen to this. By the way it should be "its." Sorry for the nitpick, but a little tip: before using "it's" replace it with "it is" and ask yourself if your sentence makes sense.
311  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG Annoyances/Pet Peeves on: March 19, 2009, 04:51:44 PM
Story Elements:
-Character gets temporarily incapacitated for part of the game (I could list a ton of RPGs where this happens)
-Fetch quests that are necessary to advance but add nothing to the main storyline
-Characters are mostly teenagers and/or children

Gameplay Elements:
-Fake difficulty (i.e. a game being "harder" because of cheap mechanics)
-No save points right before bosses
-No pause button/half-assed pause feature
-No equip-best feature

Other Elements:
-Characters shouting out the names of their attacks, and/or doing so with a poorly-translated quote beforehand
312  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best RPG of Last Generation? on: March 08, 2009, 11:12:40 PM
Boo to Star Ocean 3 being on that list. The item creation system was shit, and the game in general was a huge step back from its predecessors, in my opinion.
313  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Will we ever see a new Seiken Densetsu game? on: March 08, 2009, 09:35:51 PM
I only truly liked Final Fantasy Adventure and Secret of Mana, in spite of its buginess. I know Seiken 3 gets a lot of head, but I just didn't like it since everything that made Secret of Mana fun in my opinion (weapon/magic level building, mainly) was gone, and that's when I think the franchise jumped the shark.
314  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ogre Battle on Wii Virtual Console out today! on: March 02, 2009, 05:25:36 PM
I rented this game ages ago when I had a Super NES, but I wasn't terribly blown away by it, and was annoyed by the lack of manual character control in battle. That, and some of these kinds of games were unplayable before the advent of internet guides.
315  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: anyone looking forward to ar tonelico 2? on: February 23, 2009, 05:33:15 PM
Huh, I like AT2's soundtrack far more than AT1, at least within the game.
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