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346  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nostalgia on: February 28, 2010, 03:55:24 PM
I enjoyed this game to the point that I did all the post-game content, my only complaint is the missable maps/items. Fuck the haters.
347  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The power of branding on: February 24, 2010, 12:30:43 PM
Just about any RPG with a big brand name attached to it, like Final Fantasy, Zelda, and Mario, will get inflated review scores, regardless of their true quality, and because of that, I don't find mainstream game journalism to be remotely credible.
348  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What feature in one/few RPGs should they all have? on: February 23, 2010, 09:27:31 PM
Just let us fucking save the game anywhere. I think the argument that save-anywhere features make games easier is a load of bullshit, since games like The Dark Spire and the SaGa series prove otherwise. I think it's silly to believe that Japs don't experience shit like power outages or freezes in their games.
349  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pacing in RPG's on: February 10, 2010, 04:10:31 PM
Suikoden's the only RPG series I actually play for the story since all games but Tierkreis take place in the same world, and each new entry expands upon the game's universe.

As for linearity/non-linearity, I find that linear RPGs tend to have better-developed plots, whereas non-linear RPGs tend to be lacking in that area. I don't mind non-linearity but not the "OMG where do I go next" kind like in SaGa Frontier, and don't mind getting absorbed for hours in sidequests, although I really think sidequests should add decently to the storyline.
350  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenosaga Episode II - Why does everyone hate it so much? on: February 09, 2010, 09:16:03 AM
I think the fact that battles take forfreakingever contributes to the hate. Episode III's my personal favorite.
351  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pacing in RPG's on: February 05, 2010, 05:52:38 PM
I don't think mission-based gameplay lends itself very well to good storytelling, as it often makes the story feel disjointed.
352  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Yoshitaka Murayama Returning To Suikoden? on: February 03, 2010, 11:00:33 AM
blah blah blah
I'm really fucking sick of you fantards talking about Suikoden IV like it's a rape case. Yeah, it wasn't perfect, but it wasn't ZOMG TERRIBLE and I've certainly played far worse RPGs.
353  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 on: February 03, 2010, 10:59:36 AM
At least Caravan Heart has a fan translation, which I'll probably check out sometime.
354  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 on: February 02, 2010, 06:45:12 PM
i dunno about you guys, but i would like to see a pokemon with these kind of graphics, though the classical is still good, im starting to get sick of it
355  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nintendo reveals new RPG from Hironobu Sakaguchi and Monado becomes Xenoblade on: February 02, 2010, 11:31:54 AM
Is Xenoblade actually a Xeno game or just a different series?
356  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: No Saga 2 outside Japan? on: February 02, 2010, 11:30:25 AM
SaGa's not a very good series anyway, so this can stay in Japan.
357  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 on: January 27, 2010, 02:09:00 PM
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker I can honestly say was one of the worst Dragon Quest games I played, but it was still half-decent. Hope this improves on the first, though.
358  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Grandia Series on: January 25, 2010, 03:33:35 PM
From what I hear, the Dreamcast version is the only good version of the game.
359  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Vagrant Story sucks balls y/n on: January 25, 2010, 03:31:35 PM
Didn't care much for the game myself, given the horribly sluggish interface.
360  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quarter - Love/Hate relationships on: January 25, 2010, 10:34:15 AM
Plus, you can always fall back on your Dragon powers if you're having trouble at points.
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