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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on July 20, 2017, 09:52:04 AM »
I'm hoping that by the end of the year consensus from everyone that isn't a die hard Nintendo fanboy will be that Breath of the Wild was an overrated pile of crap.

Why? I mean, why would you want that? That sounds like a really spiteful thing to want...

Indeed. I don't actually want that, I'm just disappointed by the game to a frustrating degree. Like, the game could have been amazing but Nintendo had to do a bunch of derpy stuff that only hinders the experience.

Okay. Just had to make sure, the internet's practically Spite City, you know? Just wanted to stop the spread, if possible. But if you're just frustrated with the game, that's always something worth talking about.
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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« Last post by Hathen on July 20, 2017, 08:26:51 AM »
Ben Carson is a nice reminder to everyone that even the most brilliant of one of the most respected professions can still be completely clueless when it comes to anything outside his field of study.

Also let's not make any mistakes here, it's not "our elected leaders" trying to scorch the earth, it is Republicans and it has only been Republicans for years. Their entire philosophy now is basically "government doesn't work, and we'll prove it by sabotaging everything". People seem to forget that Obamacare was a Republican plan for years and only suddenly became a bad idea because a black President passed it. If anything, the biggest failing of the plan was allowing conservatives to successfully rename it in common parlance, but their MO is always to tag things they don't like with meaningless labels and proceed to attack them while using said term as often as possible (See: "SJW", "Fake News", "Alt Left", among others)

I mean, just today we hear that John McCain has brain cancer and Obama tweets this out. There's zero chance Trump would ever have this much class and more than half the people who ran in the Republican primary this last election probably wouldn't either. Only ones out of them I'd see doing anything like this is Jeb Bush and maybe Lindsey Graham.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: "Mid range" quests.
« Last post by Aeolus on July 19, 2017, 10:43:42 PM »
To footnote the "protagonist without his/her party," I like when RPGs sometimes split up the party into smaller entourages and we play each of those split-up scenarios.  It enhances the worldbuilding, gives side characters time to shine, varies the gameplay strategy, and a period of respite.  Sometimes, the protagonist is like your kid brother.  You love him, but sometimes you want a break from him.

Interestingly, this is pretty much my most hated thing in RPGs - especially if characters I don't normally use haven't levelled up with everyone else. I just want to use my favourite characters, dammit!

On the other hand, I for one welcome a different perspective to locations and events from that of the MC. Especially when the MC is the blandest, most cookie-cutter, McDude with a Sword around.

Plus you'd do more to avoid the Chrono Cross effect of assembling a team of 40+ units, only to have three of them traipsing around an archipelago and saving all of time and dimensions. The rest either go back to what they were doing with an interdimensional beeper at the ready to send for them, or just get stuffed into a pocket dimension for later use regardless as to how badly the team of three is getting trounced out there.

On that note though, I also don't mind having some kind of base or something where all your accumulated allies are standing around doing their own thing, ala Suikoden.

What I do mind though, is having your party shuffled up due to plot mandates and not taking the focus away from the MC, or games where you assemble a party, but everyone then becomes satellites to the MC as he continues to be the only one acknowledged by the overarching plot.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: "Mid range" quests.
« Last post by Andrew on July 19, 2017, 08:21:06 PM »
To footnote the "protagonist without his/her party," I like when RPGs sometimes split up the party into smaller entourages and we play each of those split-up scenarios.  It enhances the worldbuilding, gives side characters time to shine, varies the gameplay strategy, and a period of respite.  Sometimes, the protagonist is like your kid brother.  You love him, but sometimes you want a break from him.

Interestingly, this is pretty much my most hated thing in RPGs - especially if characters I don't normally use haven't levelled up with everyone else. I just want to use my favourite characters, dammit!
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Aeolus on July 19, 2017, 08:08:30 PM »

I'm going by the Choose Your Legends poll, which is essentially official (even if I still scratch my head at Annand).


As for my opinion on a remake. Yeah, there are definitely some things that need fixing like breaking up the maps, or rebalancing weapons so that you don't just have Swords > Lances > Axes, Wind > Lightning > Fire or Silver > Steel > Slim > Iron, or even making it so that Pursuit isn't essential to doubling (it could still be +1 AS or more = double attack whereas not having it requires +5 AS like Fates/Heroes). That said, I want them to keep some of the jank like Swordmaster's Caps (27 Str baby, ah yeah), secrets like the Pursuit Ring/Hero's Axe/Jake and Anna's cameo, Arden, individual inventories/wallets or subs being scrubs.

As for the cutscenes, I think your assessment is probably the best way to do it. After all, Yied can still get a cutscene in a Thracia remake.

As for your pairings Hathen, I won't fall into the trap of sperging over optimal pairings, but my one comment is that I'm surprised you passed up Lex. I mean, yeah, none of his potential offspring wants his Axes, but Paragon and Holy Blood favoring Def growth are still solid cases for the guy.
Oh hey Fury's official name is Erinys. I try to check the official name list, but I don't always remember too and some of them are quite different from the old translation. Would be a lot easier if the FE wikis added them. >.>

What's even better is that Erinys is the name of a mythological group of beasts otherwise known as the Furies. They took the best of both worlds on that one.

Its nice to have official translations these days instead of having to suffer through any more of Zigludo's Holy War.
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Game Journals / Re: DinC's FIRST EVER Nuzlocke run - Pokemon Moon
« Last post by Dincrest on July 19, 2017, 08:01:18 PM »
New chapters are up, for anyone keeping up with Lando's story.  Hope you all are enjoying it.
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Single-Player RPGs / Dungeon Hack (and other pc RPG games)
« Last post by Danel Lo Gris on July 19, 2017, 06:57:02 PM »
Hello all. This is the first time I've been to this site. I suppose I've opened this topic to talk about old PC RPG games. Recently I've been live streaming Dungeon hack, an old first person Dungeons and Dragons game with randomly generated dungeons (I believe). I was wondering if anyone has ever played it, I'm looking for advice on things to look out for... you know how these old games can be... quite cryptic and difficult. Anyway, I'll leave a link to my channel if you're ever curious about seeing the game in action. I do Live Streams at 12 midnight Brussels time, that's 6 p.m. eastern if you're in the U.S.

My all time favourite old RPG on the pc is Fallout 2, it has the most memorable moments I've ever experienced in such a game, both funny and frusturating.

Link to channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAK2so4H3B5gjZQ18JRBVZg
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: "Mid range" quests.
« Last post by Dincrest on July 19, 2017, 06:27:33 PM »
To footnote the "protagonist without his/her party," I like when RPGs sometimes split up the party into smaller entourages and we play each of those split-up scenarios.  It enhances the worldbuilding, gives side characters time to shine, varies the gameplay strategy, and a period of respite.  Sometimes, the protagonist is like your kid brother.  You love him, but sometimes you want a break from him.
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Saw the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. Sort of unnecessary, but decent nonetheless. I liked the direction it took with its casting and acting, with a combo of stereotypical-sounding French characters and neutral-sounding characters still indicative of its setting, something I wish Personas 3-5 did with their voicework so the acting didn't sound completely race-lifted (hey, this is an RPG site, so...).
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Ranadiel on July 19, 2017, 06:13:45 PM »

I'm going by the Choose Your Legends poll, which is essentially official (even if I still scratch my head at Annand).


As for my opinion on a remake. Yeah, there are definitely some things that need fixing like breaking up the maps, or rebalancing weapons so that you don't just have Swords > Lances > Axes, Wind > Lightning > Fire or Silver > Steel > Slim > Iron, or even making it so that Pursuit isn't essential to doubling (it could still be +1 AS or more = double attack whereas not having it requires +5 AS like Fates/Heroes). That said, I want them to keep some of the jank like Swordmaster's Caps (27 Str baby, ah yeah), secrets like the Pursuit Ring/Hero's Axe/Jake and Anna's cameo, Arden, individual inventories/wallets or subs being scrubs.

As for the cutscenes, I think your assessment is probably the best way to do it. After all, Yied can still get a cutscene in a Thracia remake.

As for your pairings Hathen, I won't fall into the trap of sperging over optimal pairings, but my one comment is that I'm surprised you passed up Lex. I mean, yeah, none of his potential offspring wants his Axes, but Paragon and Holy Blood favoring Def growth are still solid cases for the guy.
Oh hey Fury's official name is Erinys. I try to check the official name list, but I don't always remember too and some of them are quite different from the old translation. Would be a lot easier if the FE wikis added them. >.>
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