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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes
« Last post by Jimmy on February 04, 2020, 02:33:18 AM »
Indeed, forums. Indeed. You may be outdated and broken, but you'll be missed.
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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes
« Last post by Frostillicus on January 27, 2020, 02:41:22 PM »
It's the inevitable long, slow death...
R.I.P. RPGFan forums. Good times were had. 
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Game Journals / Re: Ranadiel's Top 25 (26) Games of the 2010s
« Last post by MonCapitan2002 on January 26, 2020, 09:29:58 PM »
Fair enough.  I enjoyed the game, but I can understand your perspective.  There was also the issue that a lot of content was recycled.  I think the real problem with the game is that they tried to replicate what makes the 16-Bit era RPG's without really understanding what made them great.
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Game Journals / Re: Ranadiel's Top 25 (26) Games of the 2010s
« Last post by Rook on January 25, 2020, 12:19:30 PM »
wow this must have taken forever to make.

Really think that this has been a golden age of JRPGs/RPGs in general. RPGs haven't been this good since 1998-00. Some of fellow oldz say they don't make JRPGs like they used to in the SNES era. Well we made SNES JRPGs too, its called I am Sestuna and it was trash.


I think that's a little harsh.  While I am Setsuna isn't a great game at all, I still thought it was fairly solid for what it was.  One thing I didn't like about the game was the overuse of recycled assets.

I will give it props for trying. I did like the setting and art, they got that right. The all piano soundtrack, maybe it sounded like a good idea, but tracks were repetitive and some tracks were just oblivious to the supposed mood of the scene, which if you aren't going to have VAs the soundtrack has to show the emotion. The battle system was very bad, the characters annoying and the story was dull.   
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Game Journals / Re: Ranadiel's Top 25 (26) Games of the 2010s
« Last post by MonCapitan2002 on January 25, 2020, 10:05:59 AM »
wow this must have taken forever to make.

Really think that this has been a golden age of JRPGs/RPGs in general. RPGs haven't been this good since 1998-00. Some of fellow oldz say they don't make JRPGs like they used to in the SNES era. Well we made SNES JRPGs too, its called I am Sestuna and it was trash.


I think that's a little harsh.  While I am Setsuna isn't a great game at all, I still thought it was fairly solid for what it was.  One thing I didn't like about the game was the overuse of recycled assets.
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RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes
« Last post by Jimmy on January 21, 2020, 12:18:43 AM »
The avatars all died too  :(
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Game Journals / Re: Ranadiel's Top 25 (26) Games of the 2010s
« Last post by Rook on January 14, 2020, 12:51:29 PM »
Banner Saga is amazing. Its my favorite SPRG (good challenge, no grinding needed, trilogy about 60-70hrs, no permadeath but players are knocked out from 1-3 battles depending on how bad the final blow was) the hand drawn art is better than Valkyria chronicles, plus soundtrack by Wintory. You could probably pick up the trilogy for $20-30.
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Game Journals / Re: Ranadiel's Top 25 (26) Games of the 2010s
« Last post by Ranadiel on January 14, 2020, 07:19:09 AM »
-Loved CyberSleuth but didn't play hacker's memory, just seemed too similar.
Gameplay is certainly nearly identical (some minor changes), but the stories are fairly different, so I would recommend giving it a try if you are fine with the battle system.

-I guess you are sticking to 1 per series but no XC2 or Torna (all time greatest DLC). However those games are so different from XCX. I guess you could have included them.
While there are differences between XBX and the other XB games, I think part of my reason for including the series clause was to allow for variety of developers as there are certainly some developers that produce games (overall) that I prefer a lot more compared to other developers. Honestly, I was very close to stashing AI: The Sommnium file under the VLR entry rather than being a separate entry despite not being in the Zero Escape series due to it being by the same writer and developer.

-No Banner Saga?
Didn't play it.
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Game Journals / Re: Ranadiel's Top 25 (26) Games of the 2010s
« Last post by Rook on January 13, 2020, 08:31:56 PM »
wow this must have taken forever to make.

Really think that this has been a golden age of JRPGs/RPGs in general. RPGs haven't been this good since 1998-00. Some of fellow oldz say they don't make JRPGs like they used to in the SNES era. Well we made SNES JRPGs too, its called I am Sestuna and it was trash.

-XCX was such a great game. Granted I'm biased and think that Takahashi is the greatest RPG director who ever lived. Really the perfect RPG for the WiiU. I never liked stories in 1st person RPGs but they really pulled it off and even managed to give your character a personality. 

-I thought Valkyria Chronicles was the best game RPG of the PS3 era (I think it looks better on PS3 than PS4 for some reason tho). The battle system was crazy fun and the story which I have said before is a masterclass in excellent simple RPG story telling. You are defending your homeland and there is subplot about tolerance and respecting others. I hated the story in VC4. The anime was turned up to eleventy (and I like anime, XB2 is one of my favorite games) and while the MC was OK and the supporting cast was good, I hated the other 3 protags, the antagionsts were dull plus my eyes started rolling w/ Angelica appeared.

-Persona 5 is my all time fav game. Great story, great fun, great battle system, great soundtrack. 

-I do consider Night in the woods to be more of a VN and its one of my favorite games of the decade.

-Loved CyberSleuth but didn't play hacker's memory, just seemed too similar.

-I guess you are sticking to 1 per series but no XC2 or Torna (all time greatest DLC). However those games are so different from XCX. I guess you could have included them.

-Stopped Radiant Historia about 50 hours in. That battle system just broke me. :( and I really liked the story.

-No Banner Saga?

Top 8 (no VNs on this).

1. Persona 5
2. Trails of CS trilogy
3. Banner Saga Trilogy
4. XCX
5. XB2: Torna
6. XB2
7. FE: 3 Houses
8. Digimon CS
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Game Journals / Re: Ranadiel's Top 25 (26) Games of the 2010s
« Last post by Gregosa on January 11, 2020, 05:01:50 PM »
I still haven't played Rune Factory 4 yet but I did purchase it at a used gameshop last years. It's on my backlog and the fact it's made a best games list is a good sign.

Radiant Historia is a text book example of a hidden gem. There's so much to love about this time travel rpg. Personally I really liked the battle system what with moving enemies around, setting up traps etc.

I also really loved the fact Fire Emblem Three Houses borrowed a lot of elements from Genealogy of the Holy War. I'm not sure if its my favourite FE of the decade as I also really enjoyed Mystery of the Emblem book 2 remake and Awakening. I think more playthroughs will change my perspective as I've only done two paths.

Great list!
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