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451  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.
452  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.
453  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.
454  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
455  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.
456  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.
457  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.
458  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.
459  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: X-Edge Release Date on Gamestop.com on: February 23, 2009, 12:44:13 PM
X-Edge: the crossover RPG five people have been dreaming about.
460  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest V on: February 21, 2009, 10:48:36 PM
Does DQV have the horrible regional dialects that were in the previous game? That's enough to keep me from purchasin the game if so.
Pfft, you're weighing your decision on that? My deepest condolences.
461  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: a pet peve of mine in srpg's on: February 20, 2009, 03:53:32 PM
A pet peeve of my own in strategy RPGs is the potential to piss away an eternity on a losing battle with no progress retained, and having to repeat that crap over and over. Those kinds of games seriously need continue systems of some sort.
462  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Starmen.net: Earthbound not coming to VC; ESRB rating was a mistake on: February 19, 2009, 11:25:00 AM
Uh, I think you posted in the wrong forum.
463  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona port for PSP? on: February 18, 2009, 09:00:08 PM
Really didn't care much for this game, but it definitely deserves a new localization considering how godawful the original's was, what with the omission of the Snow Queen Quest and the whitewashing of all the characters. Not since Mickey Rooney's performance in Breakfast at Tiffany's had Asians been treated with such dignity and respect.
464  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust RPGs very mediocre? on: February 18, 2009, 07:03:35 PM
True, that.
465  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Starmen.net: Earthbound not coming to VC; ESRB rating was a mistake on: February 18, 2009, 04:20:41 PM
The battle theme in Xenosaga III sounds like the Inspector Gadget theme.
The forest theme in Breath of Fire III sounds like the forest theme from Chrono Trigger.
The battle theme from Valkyrie Profile steals from the Alvin and the Chipmunks theme.
The overworld theme in Dragon Quest III and the Red Wings theme in Final Fantasy IV rip off of music from the Star Wars series.
The town theme in Dragon Quest III rips off the Itchy and Scratchy theme.
The main battle theme in Stella Deus steals a bit from the Indiana Jones theme.

I'm just being silly, but I do notice similarities :P Chicago's 25 or 6 to 4 would make a great boss battle theme.

Interesting link, though.
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