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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Demon Gaze
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:50:00 AM »
I always thought "blobber" was a joke term for gridder.

That said, I disagree with whomever said we don't "get" dungeon crawlers. That's awfully subjective, and even I love the genre, and people still said I had no idea what I was talking about when I said Elminage Original was terrible. Suggesting that you have to "get" a genre as apologism for bad entries in that genre doesn't really fly with me. It is precisely because I love dungeon crawlers that I would pan a bad one, and then some people would say "Stephen doesn't get the genre."

I didn't mean it as an insult but rather as an observation. I'm sorry, but it sounds like you're being an apologist by calling people who like "bad" gridders apologists. It's like you're dismissing our enjoyment for these games as having ulterior motives, when we genuinely don't think of them as bad at all. I know these are subjective things, but the recent RPGFan reviews for both Demon Gaze and Might&Magic X have been so far from the general consensus. Reading up threads in different forums it seems to me like most fans of the genre really enjoy both of these games. I would even say MMX has been the best RPG I've played this year, and I know I'm not alone in this. There have also been very few negative opinions on Demon Gaze from players.

Now, I can accept the fact that Kyle likes Demon Gaze less than most other players and reviewers, that is all fair and good. I just think it's surprising how many reviews for gridders on RPGFan have been so much more negative than the general opinion.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3
« on: April 24, 2014, 11:02:14 AM »
<--- Origins fan here as well. I think DA3 will be a very good game, but I doubt they can top DA:O. Bioware is too much about streamlining these days.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Demon Gaze
« on: April 24, 2014, 05:40:11 AM »
I've already noticed my opinions and RPGFan reviews don't often match, so I'm buying this. I love the gridder genre and I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy this one too, even if I don't care for the fanservice.

I completely disagreed with their Might & Magic X: Legacy review too. I think they just don't really 'get' gridders.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Demon Gaze
« on: April 17, 2014, 01:39:34 PM »
- Someone said he finds this game better or on par with Persona 4 Golden

I'm not precisely the biggest fan of P4, but saying that is sort of implying that DG is a must-have for fans of the genre.

For gridder fans, it probably is.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Demon Gaze
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:28:29 AM »
There's been a helluva lot of positive buzz about Demon Gaze from importers. I'm definitely going to buy it. Hopefully it'll sell enough copies to convince them to translate more Japanese gridders. The word is there's plenty more good stuff for the Vita.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:25:04 AM »
63% average on Metacritic, and mixed impressions on forums... A bit of a letdown for something so many were hyped about. Good thing Demon Gaze is almost out.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like?
« on: April 10, 2014, 01:34:29 AM »

Nope can't say I tried any of em. WRPG's, for the most part, just don't entice me. Dragon Age Origins was an exception basically because it reminded me of something Tolkien esque (my "token" western fantasy affinity if you will, ahahahahaha). After playing the hell out of DAO, I can say it really no longer seems akin to Middle Earth shtuffff in any sense save the genre, but certainly became something I appreciated.

I've looked into bioware's other games, both older and newer, and while I'm sure they are great they just don't call to me enough to play em. Mainly its simply the settings/universes I don't care for enough... EXAMPLE: KotOR- I can't stand star wars. There, I said it. Don't shoot please :)

I think we both have it in common that we find the setting important, and are into Tolkien.

I would actually still recommend giving them a chance. You might find them more interesting than what they first appear. I've never really liked  Forgotten Realms either, but Baldur's Gate 2 is my favorite RPG of all time. KotOR doesn't really feel all that much of a Star Wars game either. Bioware kind of give their own flavor to the IPs they don't own.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like?
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:55:26 AM »
I liked the narrative of the beginning, but the last chapter just destroyed any love I could have for the plot.
Al-Qaïda Anders doesn't help either.


I don't want to spoil the ending, but it sure was a bummer. As the wise philosopher Homer once said:

Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like?
« on: April 09, 2014, 02:21:16 AM »

I love Origins I just feel like, even though that may be the case, I am somehow lying to people if I say I do because of what it conveys. In truth, western fantasy outside of DA Origins and Tolkien stuff is foreign to me.

I'm curious , but have you tried the older Bioware games, like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire...? Mass Effect is the odd man out in Bioware RPGs. The rest have much more in common with Dragon Age.

DA2 is not a bad game, just not a stellar one. I recommend pacing yourself with that one, or the repetition in the fights and dungeons will get to you.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like?
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:11:02 AM »
I liked FFX-2.

No, really! I love camp. It was so full of ham and cheese that it went way beyond being annoying and was just damn funny. Besides, I'm just easy to please with a job system and mission based structure.

I actually liked Final Fantasy X-2 more than FFX back when I first played it. Only thing I really remember disliking was that they replaced the awesome battle system from FFX with the ATB system from previous games. Nowadays I wouldn't like it as much, what with the mission-based system and, IIRC, the multitude of minigames (which I can't stand in RPGs). Though I'm not sure how necessary those minigames are. The game's also kind of a completionist's nightmare (though new game plus mitigates that somewhat), though I'm not much of a completionist, so I don't care.

I'd probably still enjoy it more than FFX, though...but that's not really saying much.

This... is the first time someone has the exact same opinion as me on FFX/FFX-2. *sniff*

I liked Working Designs translations. Gave the games  character and made them stand out.

I agree. People tend to forget that when those "infamous" translations came out, the general level of game localisations was pretty terrible. Even the bigger releases had broken English, random censorship was done without a second thought, etc. There was enough trouble getting translations that was understandable English, much less something that did any justice to the source material.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series
« on: April 07, 2014, 01:47:38 PM »
I think of Atelier as the perfect summer series. Short-term goals and silly chit-chat is about how much my brain can handle in the hottest time of the year. There's enough time for saving the world during the grim winter months.

Now that I think about it, the main reason why I loved Persona in the first place was because it was so different from anything else. So, a clone of that... Kinda misses the point.

I'll probably buy it anyways. :-P

I'm also stoked for Demon Gaze. And I don't even own a Vita yet! =:(

Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Retrospective
« on: April 07, 2014, 01:36:42 PM »
I dropped over 6 months into Oblivion.

Eventually the repetitive dungeons, the level scaling, and getting lost in Oblivion made me drop it, but I had a good time until then. I guess I should start Skyrim one of these days.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like?
« on: April 07, 2014, 01:34:06 PM »
I liked FFX-2.

No, really! I love camp. It was so full of ham and cheese that it went way beyond being annoying and was just damn funny. Besides, I'm just easy to please with a job system and mission based structure.

I actually have the same problem with FFXII that Kevadu has with FFXIII. There's really nothing to do in the game but fight stuff. The only significant side quest was the Guild, and that was just a long chain of monsters to fight.

I agree. With both of you.

In FFXIII the problem was IMO worse, because their solution to fixing the "boring" towns and exploration was to get rid of them entirely, instead of trying to make them more interesting.

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