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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #600 on: November 13, 2012, 06:42:22 PM »
Stephen hated 999 unfortunately. :( Very poorly received.

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #601 on: November 13, 2012, 06:49:12 PM »
The above is false.

I think 999 had a few foibles-- notably having to repeat puzzles-- that were completely overshadowed by how fantastic the plot tied itself together and how much it made me actually care about the entire cast. Fucking awesome game; and the final puzzle, despite being a type of puzzle that basically could have stopped be dead, was dramatic and awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7WHvJzJpPY MORPHOGENETIC SORROW!

So yeah, I fucking loved 999. I could get VLR for 3DS, but I really want to wait and try to get it on Vita because I'm a whore for music fidelity and I love VLR's soundtrack. Maybe this Christmas :)

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #602 on: November 13, 2012, 06:54:13 PM »
I don't think he would have believed me anyway. How can 999 be poorly received.

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #603 on: November 13, 2012, 09:19:05 PM »
Yeah man, and I especially like that even after you've gotten the true ending, you rewind back to certain parts of the story to try to make more sense of them (for example, the way the characters react when Junpei tricks them into going through door 3).

Well dude, how could you not like the soundtrack, it's got morphogenetic sorrow in it again!  That is a fantastic song.  The puzzle room music in VLR didn't grab me as much as it did in 999 though.
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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #604 on: November 28, 2012, 05:22:58 PM »
Episode 53 is live.  Enjoy!

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #605 on: November 28, 2012, 05:29:42 PM »
Also, before anyone complains, I found out after the podcast that you can swap difficulty on the fly in P4G.  So that argument goes out the window.  I'm actually very happy with the granular difficulty sliders in P4G.  More games should have stuff like that.
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« Reply #606 on: November 28, 2012, 08:13:47 PM »
Episode 53 is live.  Enjoy!

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« Reply #607 on: November 28, 2012, 08:16:52 PM »
Episode 53 is live.  Enjoy!

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #608 on: November 28, 2012, 08:54:01 PM »
Episode 53 is live.  Enjoy!

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #609 on: November 28, 2012, 11:24:10 PM »
Get working on your physics homework, Crispy...

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #610 on: November 29, 2012, 10:35:25 AM »
Listening now, and man, I have to say that whole Playstation Plus thing on the Vita is realllly tempting me.  But I don't know how the whole thing works.  Can anyone give me some details?

I have a PS3 and a Vita.  Does one subscription cover me on both?

Am I right in the following?  If I get the subscription, I get free games.  If I stop subscribing, I lose access to those games.  If I were to resubscribe, I'd get them back.  If I'm subscribed when something becomes free, I can get it free later, even if it stops being free to new subscribers and I didn't download it back when it was free.

The current free offerings look pretty awesome.  Any way to know how long they'll stick around?  I'm not sure I'll have the $50 to throw at an annual subscription until Christmas.


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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #611 on: November 29, 2012, 10:39:46 AM »
Listening now, and man, I have to say that whole Playstation Plus thing on the Vita is realllly tempting me.  But I don't know how the whole thing works.  Can anyone give me some details?

I have a PS3 and a Vita.  Does one subscription cover me on both?

Am I right in the following?  If I get the subscription, I get free games.  If I stop subscribing, I lose access to those games.  If I were to resubscribe, I'd get them back.  If I'm subscribed when something becomes free, I can get it free later, even if it stops being free to new subscribers and I didn't download it back when it was free.

The current free offerings look pretty awesome.  Any way to know how long they'll stick around?  I'm not sure I'll have the $50 to throw at an annual subscription until Christmas.


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1 subscription DOES cover both. I just got a Vita, and along with my two physical games, thanks to PS+ I have something like eight or nine games to play already.

The free games are free, but you have to download them to your account during the month that they're available. Once you do that, as long as you have an active membership (even if you cancel and resub), you will always have access to those games. But after the month they're listed on the store as free, if you haven't already registered them to your account, you'd have to pay for them. So once this month is over, the current crop of freebies will no longer be listed as free, but as long as you clicked on them to register them to your account, you'll own them for as long as you have PS+.

And yeah, the current free offerings ARE awesome. :) It's one of the reasons I got that Amazon bundle for Vita-- it came with three months of free PS+ and PS All Stars, so basically it came with something like 18 games free, by the end. :)
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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #612 on: November 29, 2012, 11:14:15 AM »
Oh, snap - so do you think I have to get this by tomorrow in order to get the games they're advertising now?  (Since tomorrow's the 30th.)

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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #613 on: November 29, 2012, 11:17:02 AM »
Oh, snap - so do you think I have to get this by tomorrow in order to get the games they're advertising now?  (Since tomorrow's the 30th.)

Thanks for the info!

Not necessarily.  They've been advertising this "Instant Game Collection" stuff even for the PS3.  Lots of the stuff that became free for PS3 much earlier in the year is still there.  I doubt they're going to expire this Vita stuff before the end of the year, especially considering the holiday season.
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Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread
« Reply #614 on: November 29, 2012, 11:30:13 AM »
That's good.  I'm gonna wait, and if I can't have those games any more, then maybe I re-evaluate based on the new games whether I even want it or not. :)
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