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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #525 on: February 03, 2012, 10:56:17 AM »
Let it be known that I brought up the Zidane and Dagger moment.  See, I don't hate all JRPGs!!!

Hey, I gave you credit where credit was due.
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« Reply #526 on: February 03, 2012, 01:23:37 PM »
Let it be known that I brought up the Zidane and Dagger moment.  See, I don't hate all JRPGs!!!

I had owned IX for years before I finally took to the time to play through it about 2 years ago, and goodness, was it a treat. Pretty well on par with VII and Tactics as my fave in the series.

That moment at the end you're talking about, Rob, totally adored it. My eyes almost got watery over the sweetness of it.

On that matter of cutscenes, I really don't like it when a game's so reliant on using them for such heavy components of the story-telling, but by that same token, I think it was John who said it, that JRPGs are just there to tell a story, whereas Westerns tell your story, and yeah, he's exactly right. But there are some that can still feel pretty weighted and reliant on cutscenes, like FFXIII. I seem to remember Front Mission 3 had really good pacing and use of its non-in-game cutscenes. Actually, the PS Final Fantasy's too. They were few and far between, and simply used to express the extreme epicness that their in-game engines obviously would not capture at the time.

That's another thing to think on, too, that so many Western RPGs have a lesser cutscene balance because they have only really gotten huge in the past two console generations, allowing for in-game graphics and cinematography to allow for awesomely directed cutscenes that don't pull you out of the established graphical world. I mean, if they could have, there're likely many a scene Squaresoft at the time would've cutscened in, say, FFVI, had the SNES had that functionality, but it came before they had the tech to play with it.

It's kinda' odd that developers really used the PS as their playground for that, then many reared it in with the next generation to go back to in-game cutscenes heh. Not that I've played a great many RPGs and such in that time, I know I've missed a slew of JRPGs and such, but many that I've seen seem to give my argument some backing... I think...

Also, I says 'Yes' to the FFRetrospective and fan questions, etc.

Good cast, team. Definitely kicked open my nostalgia door. I wanna' play FFIX now...
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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #527 on: February 03, 2012, 02:30:43 PM »
People talking about FFIX and wanting to play it.

We could stop podcasting forever and I would consider us a rousing success. Or an arousing success. Both work.
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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #528 on: February 03, 2012, 02:37:05 PM »
I'm playing FFIX right now! :D


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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #529 on: February 03, 2012, 02:44:15 PM »
Or an arousing success.

Arousing interest in FFIX? ^_^
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« Reply #530 on: February 03, 2012, 03:55:09 PM »
People talking about FFIX and wanting to play it.

We could stop podcasting forever and I would consider us a rousing success. Or an arousing success. Both work.

I've played through it twice. The last time about five or so years ago. I have nothing but good memories of it.
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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #531 on: February 15, 2012, 11:09:14 PM »
Episode 40 is live.  Enjoy!

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« Reply #532 on: February 17, 2012, 06:37:40 PM »
What kind of job!???  You're killin me John, I was trying to figure it out all afternoon!
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« Reply #533 on: February 17, 2012, 06:55:06 PM »
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« Reply #534 on: February 17, 2012, 09:14:06 PM »
Ahhhh, very clever!  I guess you could say they're all part of the mile high club.

On a sidenote, Derek, you're awesome, i don't care what the others say!
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« Reply #535 on: February 18, 2012, 10:48:17 AM »
Derek is awesome.  His sense of direction sucks, though.  Everyone knows you don't go to the catacombs first...

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #536 on: February 18, 2012, 10:58:40 AM »
Hey, thanks! :D I really appreciate that. Somebody has to be the anti-Rob. (<3 you, Rob!)
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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #537 on: March 01, 2012, 11:04:38 PM »
Another Random Encounter approaches....

Check your iTunes!

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #538 on: March 02, 2012, 01:35:11 PM »
Another Random Encounter approaches....

Check your iTunes!

That was quick! Sweet deal! You guys managed to whet my appetite for my Kingdoms of Amalur even more with that last episode! I'm finishing up Skyward Sword first, though. And man, ME3 right around the corner... I totally know what you guys mean about having too much on the plate as adults to just marathon it up!
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« Reply #539 on: March 19, 2012, 10:33:48 PM »
I've been meaning to mention, if you want questions from the listeners, what's the email?  I think someone mentioned, for the first time, an actual location where emails would be sent, did I imagine that?

While I'm here, I have demands.
One: A podcast about why FFX-2 is awesome because Dress Spheres are silly, but still awesome.
Two: Let talk about why tales games couch co-op is good and how it could be better.

Rob: When my demands are met, you will get back your puppy.

Love the show, Many Thanks to Zach for getting the show out so consistently!

OH YEAH and what Reversable Cover was chosen for the Xenoblade Box?  I pre-ordered it, so now I can't wait to find out.
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