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Help me decide on a game!
« on: April 06, 2011, 08:33:26 PM »
Some of my family is heading out to Hawaii for a holiday (I'm from Australia) and I'm gonna get them to pick up a game or two for me while they're there as there's some good ones out recently that never made it here. I'm hoping I can get some opinions from you guys on which ones to choose (though the odds the local GameStop will have some of them are probably pretty low).

So, I've narrowed it down to the following:

--The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
--Radiant Historia
--999
--Dissidia duodecim (this one came out in Aus too, but it's almost 70% cheaper in the US)

I can buy them all online too, but they'll be much cheaper to grab in retail. So while I may get them all eventually, I can probably only afford two right now. What would you guys pick?



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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 08:36:52 PM »
999999999999999999999999999. :)

It's the only one I've played - but I totally vouch for it. I just hope they can actually find it for you.

As such I have no vote for second choice. The only other one I OWN is Radiant Historia, but still haven't cracked it open.

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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 09:22:22 PM »
Radiant Historia and 999 tied, with Trails running up. I'd put Dissidia as the lowest priority because it's going to be available for quite awhile and may even be found cheaper easily before long. Trails really needs those sales, but the same could arguably be said for 999 (well, not so much now given it seems to have done pretty well) and Radiant Historia, and unlike those two you can always fall back on a PSN purchase for Trails.

Strictly going by which I like most though? It's a somewhat tough call, I think 999 would edge out because we really don't see many good Visual Novel-type games here, and even amongst them period I like 999's art style more than, say, Ever 17's, and the latter seems to be most common from what little I've seen. Radiant Historia and Trails are roughly tied, both of them are story centric RPGs but Trails comes off as a BIT more satisfying gameplay-wise whereas Radiant Historia's core gimmick is VERY refreshing and makes it completionist friendly.

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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 09:26:43 PM »
They're all extremely different!!

I don't really care for heavy reading (but actually, I'm looking at what people say here about 999 since it seems to be the rage with players), so if I want to play a "game", I'd go with other titles. 

Anyone else consider Duodecim a bit of a gip?  Extra characters, but only from a few titles...mostly Nomura titles =/

Radiant is the only one I played.  It is a great experience; but I think players like it for the same reason they like and excuse Nier.  It's pure Gestalt: there's faults, but they're over-looked by the better parts for a pretty damn good whole (at least, one of the more satisfying recent RPGs).

My bro comes home tonight, I am eager to swipe PSP off him for Trails.
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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 09:35:21 PM »
RH has its flaws, but I think on a whole the gameplay's far better than NieR's; certainly the sidequests are infinitely better. Still, I'm glad it's only a 30-40 hour game, doesn't feel like it can really go for much longer whereas for some reason Trails does.
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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 10:09:40 PM »
TitS, nough said.

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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 10:25:28 PM »
999 and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky are the best choices in my opinion.

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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 10:27:56 PM »
... Why the fuck is a video advertising a ROM the advertised video there? With an official video too, come the fuck on.

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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 07:42:10 AM »
Get Radiant Historia. Has an awesome time travelling concept and a gritty war time story. You can't go wrong.

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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2011, 08:24:17 AM »
999.

Play it, fall it love. :D


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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2011, 10:19:54 AM »
Duodecim is straight out - it's available in your region and will get super cheap.

I'd say that Radiant Historia and 999 would be your bets - they're likely to become rare and it's entirely possible that Trails will see a digital release in PAL territories.
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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 03:58:53 PM »
I'd go w/ 999. Probably will be the hardest to get. And it's the most unique, not many games like that.

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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011, 04:11:57 PM »
999 looks kinda interesting but is it a graphic novel?

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Re: Help me decide on a game!
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 06:08:46 PM »
999 looks kinda interesting but is it a graphic novel?

Yeah it is. With a couple of puzzles thrown in, I believe.

And thanks for the advice everyone! I'll have a think about it! :)