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Willy Elektrix
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2007, 12:23:23 AM »

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I think PSI has aged better than II. A bit faster paced, and the characters are sort of more interesting. The dungeons were also... I dunno, you could get out of them with the right hand rule, and the encounter rate seemed lower, too. The game also had a few more adventure game elements, and you never really had to level grind past the initial, pre-Odin bits. Entire thing just felt more well-rounded, I guess.


There was also more variation in overall design in the PS1 dungeons. For instance, there was a pyramid dungeon that had a very different structure than the ice caves on the last planet.

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Basically I'd say the biggest sign that a dungeon is bad is if the main/only puzzle is "Is this fork a dead end or not?" Those games tend to punish exploration. That is bad.


Truth. And when you add a ludicrous encounter rate, chests full of cheap, common, or useless items, and unavoidable damage tiles to the "find the right fork"-style dungeon crawling, the whole exercise is pretty unrewarding.
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2007, 04:40:53 AM »

The game still has a neat sort of ambience. I like darkish setting v. colorful world thing it has going, and all of the biomechanical stuff. But whatever. Setting doesn't really make for good games.

Anyway, I know dincrest (? maybe someone else?) disagrees with this, but I found advancement in PSIII a lot faster. Also, while the dungeons were lame, they were also painless. And I really did like the setting. The generation ship idea is neat, and I thought the way they had society having had degraded (what tense was that in, what I just said?) to a medieval state was really a nice touch.
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2007, 01:48:27 AM »

I know this is a dumb way to start a first post but why is everyone calling Xenosaga 3 Xenogears 3?  Its not Gears, its Saga.
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2007, 08:24:46 AM »

I know everyone is tellign me to skip Xenosaga 2 but, honestly, I'd like to see for myself just how bad it is. Same reason I got Unlimited Saga.
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2007, 09:03:26 AM »

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I know this is a dumb way to start a first post but why is everyone calling Xenosaga 3 Xenogears 3?  Its not Gears, its Saga.


I probably did it because the original poster did it. And I'm sticking to that story :P
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2007, 10:46:52 AM »

Ah crap - I didn't even notice until just now.
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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2007, 10:21:35 AM »

So I decided to go against general advice and play Xenosaga 2.

I'm curious about just what it is that people don't like about it?

I'm not very far in - but I like Chaos' new voice.

And Jin is cool.

But damn, the battle music sucks ass.
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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2007, 11:05:47 AM »

Bard's Tale is a fun game and it's short compared to a lot of the titles you listed.  It's also quite funny if you've played a lot of games in the hack'n'slash Diabloesque flavor.  It should take a week or less to play through if you really get into it (I only play about 1-4 hours a day).

I would suggest like some of the posters above, however, to play the Atelier Iris games.  Both are instant classics filled with humor, good stories, memorable characters, and a fun atmosphere.

On the flipside, some of the Megaten games such as Nocturne, Digital Devil Saga, and the more recent Devil Summoner games are fun as well.


Either way, it looks like you have a lot to play through - enjoy.
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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2007, 06:19:49 PM »

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On the flipside, some of the Megaten games such as Nocturne, Digital Devil Saga, and the more recent Devil Summoner games are fun as well.


Played them all!
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2007, 10:06:34 PM »

I suggest Tales of the Abyss. The game has a great storyline and a good few characters to collect while on your journey. The Series also has a reputation that stands tall since Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Destiny Back in the SNES/PS1 days. Each game in the series being a good one, this one said to be one of the best, and in my opinion, it was one of them. Try it out for sure.
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2007, 11:51:31 PM »

Don't really like Tales games. I find them too generic.
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