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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« Last post by Arvis on February 16, 2018, 11:53:21 AM »
That makes sense.  Even for a good deal, preordering is dumb unless you're really excited for a game.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Secret of Mana: The Remake!
« Last post by Cosmicdancer87 on February 16, 2018, 11:33:10 AM »
So I went on a bit of a shopping spree yesterday and picked this up alongside other PS4 games like Horizon and Berseria.

Anyways, I'm currently doofing around in Elinee's Castle (or I was until the game crashed). Impressions so far include feeling that the redux tracks are rather hit and miss (the track that plays during the point where the people of Potos tells you to scram was overdone and has some mood dissonance now that it didn't have before; whereas the track that plays when the Elder tells Randi about his Randi's Mom enjoys a nice aural background to go with it), but thankfully you can also switch between the two tracks at flick of a switch.

As for those of you who are worried about facing Spikey Tiger again, fear not. The game now has an Easy Mode (well, its less of a mode, so much as its an option to allow you to carry more items (up to 12).

Everything else is pretty faithful for the most part so far. Though perhaps some of the dialog is perhaps a bit too faithful. What changes I have seen have actually helped though since the dialogue involving Dyluck, Primm and her father makes their situation a little bit clearer. On that note, the alternate route is intact.

And for Easter Eggs, I've been spotting pictures of AoM characters like the MC, Bogard and Maurice scattered about.

I have been hearing mixed feelings about it. I have never played the original and it sounds like I might just sit tight and wait for a sale later this year. My backlog is my main focus this year and if I pick this up for my Vita this fall, no sweat. It is a bummer to hear the OG fans of the game are disappointed with a lot of the game. Can't win them all I guess.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« Last post by Aeolus on February 16, 2018, 11:31:42 AM »
So, anyone in the US who is looking forward to this, Best Buy just listed the digital preorder in error, at $20.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ni-no-kuni-ii-revenant-kingdom-premium-edition-playstation-4/6201525.p?skuId=6201525

Enjoy.  Not sure how long this error will be up, but it's an absurdly good deal.  Less than half of what you would pay even as an Amazon Prime member.

I think I'll wait for Gamestop's next Anime Sale for a physical copy instead. If they're willing to drop Tales of Berseria down to $20 bux for a new copy, then I can believe that they'll do the same for this.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 4 - PS4, Xbox, Switch
« Last post by Cosmicdancer87 on February 16, 2018, 11:23:42 AM »
I know I am late to the hype, but MAN am I pumped. Also, thank god it is coming to Xbox One. SEGA really came through for me on this one.
Actually, you should be thanking the Suits at SEGA who made the decision to port the game to the XBox One.  Deities had nothing to do with that very surprising decision.  Clearly they didn't have the Japanese market in mind when they made the decision to release this game on that console considering the XBox One was an utter failure in Japan.

I still find it surprising that they are putting it out on the XBox One, though.  Seriously, I can't imagine gamers purchasing the console so they can play the latest and greatest Japanese developed RPG's.  I see the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch being the primary homes for such games.  Still, I do hope it does well on the console because if it doesn't then other game publishers from Japan will take  its performance commercially into account when deciding whether or not to port to the XBox One.

Yeah, I am interested to see on my friends list how many people will actually be playing VC4 on Xbox when its released. The install base in the states is big enough to send ports to I think at this point. But that was really only the case for the last 2 years. I see why they wouldn't mess with ports on Xbox around 2013-2016. There just wasn't enough out there and the fan base isn't that interested overall in JRPGs. Weirdos like me though will snatch up JRPGs like hotcakes when they get released on that platform.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« Last post by Arvis on February 16, 2018, 09:44:11 AM »
So, anyone in the US who is looking forward to this, Best Buy just listed the digital preorder in error, at $20.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ni-no-kuni-ii-revenant-kingdom-premium-edition-playstation-4/6201525.p?skuId=6201525

Enjoy.  Not sure how long this error will be up, but it's an absurdly good deal.  Less than half of what you would pay even as an Amazon Prime member.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Arvis on February 16, 2018, 09:10:13 AM »
Xenoblade X is one of the best RPGs I have ever played
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Secret of Mana: The Remake!
« Last post by Aeolus on February 16, 2018, 02:46:14 AM »
So I went on a bit of a shopping spree yesterday and picked this up alongside other PS4 games like Horizon and Berseria.

Anyways, I'm currently doofing around in Elinee's Castle (or I was until the game crashed). Impressions so far include feeling that the redux tracks are rather hit and miss (the track that plays during the point where the people of Potos tells you to scram was overdone and has some mood dissonance now that it didn't have before; whereas the track that plays when the Elder tells Randi about his Randi's Mom enjoys a nice aural background to go with it), but thankfully you can also switch between the two tracks at flick of a switch.

As for those of you who are worried about facing Spikey Tiger again, fear not. The game now has an Easy Mode (well, its less of a mode, so much as its an option to allow you to carry more items (up to 12).

Everything else is pretty faithful for the most part so far. Though perhaps some of the dialog is perhaps a bit too faithful. What changes I have seen have actually helped though since the dialogue involving Dyluck, Primm and her father makes their situation a little bit clearer. On that note, the alternate route is intact.

And for Easter Eggs, I've been spotting pictures of AoM characters like the MC, Bogard and Maurice scattered about.
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The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread
« Last post by Dincrest on February 15, 2018, 06:31:08 PM »
Song of the moment is "The Silent Life" by Rivers of Nihil.  This is from their upcoming album Where Owls Know My Name.  I've seen Rivers of Nihil live before and I was sledgehammered by their insane musical skill, but felt that their music was kinda robotic.  It was like a tech demo with mindblowing tech but hollow as a game.  Anyway, something in my brain decided to give them another chance and I absolutely LOVED this song.  It actually has me looking forward to the album.  I love it when bands change my mind about them, because that means they're experimenting, evolving, and not just relying on tried and true formulas. 

https://riversofnihil.bandcamp.com/album/where-owls-know-my-name
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Agent D. on February 15, 2018, 05:27:41 PM »
X had useable mechs and astounding music.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Grainofariver on February 15, 2018, 04:53:39 PM »
Hah! I see the system complexity won't be any less diminished for not having blades around. I'm not gonna lie, a lot of it went over my head, but the detail helps give me an idea of what to expect. I can only hope that my time with Xenoblade 2 will help me wrap my head around the original, since I'm guessing everything will be just as poorly explained. I should actually probably bookmark this post so I can come back to it later...

Sorry to say, I don't really have any questions about X. I don't have a Wii-U, nor do I see myself picking up one in the future. I probably wouldn't have even taken the plunge on a Switch if not for the distant promise of SMT5. Nevertheless, if there's something you want to say about X and it's place in the series (the general sense I get is that X is kind of an off-shoot that's not exactly a 'must play'), then I'm happy to listen.
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