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361  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time hits PSP / PSN in two weeks!!! on: July 16, 2012, 06:30:09 PM
Yes, since it's supposedly one of the best of the series and we're actually seeing it in English.
362  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: .Hack on: July 12, 2012, 04:42:07 PM
.hack games were generally boring as shit, because they took the narrative for one game and spread it out among three or four, with pointless padding and inane gameplay.

Quoted for truth. The sites you had to unlock with Virus Cores definitely qualified as needless padding.
363  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: .Hack on: July 11, 2012, 07:46:22 PM
I wasn't particularly fond of the first .hack series, since you're basically paying full price four times for what could have very easily been one game. I heard the //GU series is better, though, but I haven't played them.
364  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: July 10, 2012, 03:07:51 PM
Beat this recently, and I don't really understand people's complaints about the ending.
365  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Creating characterization through battle on: July 07, 2012, 05:39:22 PM
The Shining Force GBA remake provides more story as incentive for using certain characters in battle, and in a game with a large playable cast, that's a definite appeal for changing up your party makeup often.
366  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: July 03, 2012, 10:37:56 PM
Even if Xillia is Europe-only at least the PS3 isn't region-coded for PS3 games. I do hope they don't pull a Tales of Destiny and deny us part two of the story in Englsih.
Tales of Destiny 2 had a shitty story anyway.

A bad story does not necessarily a bad game make.
367  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: July 03, 2012, 10:02:01 PM
Even if Xillia is Europe-only at least the PS3 isn't region-coded for PS3 games. I do hope they don't pull a Tales of Destiny and deny us part two of the story in Englsih.
368  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: July 02, 2012, 12:25:10 AM
I think the voice acting was more an issue with writing than acting, particularly during the "laughing scene." You could hire Patrick Stewart for that part and it still wouldn't have sounded any better. If I were in charge of localization, I would have just probably cut that scene out. Death to all who insult FFX's gameplay, though.
369  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games you have "broken" or "how I beat the boss in one turn" on: June 23, 2012, 12:37:43 PM
In Wild ARMs 2, I try maxing every character's skill that recovers HP whenever their Force Points go up, which made enemy attacks actually heal my characters.

You can also break Phantom Brave by creating high-level random dungeons and giving them the Failure title to make them easy to go through and level up.
370  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Replaying RPGs? on: June 22, 2012, 01:37:49 PM
I typically only replay RPGs to get an updated opinion on them so I can rewrite previous reviews I did for them, although there are rare instances in which I'll actually go through a game again, for instance, recently with Ys Origin or Valkyrie Profile DS so I could see all the endings.
371  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Chrono Break officially announced; out Summer 2013... on: June 14, 2012, 09:33:42 PM
Trepidation, largely because Cross to me is pretty much Chrono in name only.
372  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: June 13, 2012, 01:16:35 PM
I might actually give the series a second chance with this one since they're making permadeath optional.
373  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A MM/ALttP Remake!? on: June 13, 2012, 01:16:04 PM
I'd only play the Majora's Mask remake if they ditched the annoying elements of that particular title, and I would take a Link to the Past remake with a grain of salt since the original is one of my favorite Zeldas and one of those games that shouldn't be remade.
374  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SNES Rpgs that we never saw.... Astounded... on: June 02, 2012, 11:35:47 PM
Seiken 3 can stay in Japan for all I cared. Everything that made Secret of Mana fun was sucked right out of its sequel, and the class system sort of requires a guide to make the most of, particularly with the second class upgrade.
375  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 10 things Japanese people hate about JRPGs on: May 22, 2012, 10:25:19 PM
lol ff8 sux amirite?

F--k you, I liked FF8. If you play the game thinking you have to spend an eternity drawing spells from enemies, then you just suck at the game. Plus, Triple Triad is a fuck of a lot better than that shitfest Tetra Master.
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