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« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2011, 01:37:22 AM »

Visual novels: Saya no Uta is pretty goddamn morbid.  ...no seriously, it's a plot point to simply "be" like that.

Nier (not PSP... but not many "dark" PSP titles... because otherwise, aside from a few minor additions, and old, Breath of Fire V and the SMTs was the last that I can really say stuck to memory)

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« Reply #61 on: April 17, 2011, 02:28:45 AM »

Well, if she's looking for a dark psp game and doesn't mind lots of cutscenes, you might want to look up Shadow of Destiny.

edit: Here's a trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItuNlw8GP0
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« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2011, 02:30:47 AM »

Well, if she's looking for a dark psp game and doesn't mind lots of cutscenes, you might want to look up Shadow of Destiny.

It's not reviewed by RPGFan, how can I be expected to trust anything else about this game?
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« Reply #63 on: April 17, 2011, 01:46:54 PM »

Well, if she's looking for a dark psp game and doesn't mind lots of cutscenes, you might want to look up Shadow of Destiny.

It's not reviewed by RPGFan, how can I be expected to trust anything else about this game?

http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/shadowofdestiny/Shadow_of_Destiny.html
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« Reply #64 on: April 17, 2011, 07:36:34 PM »

Well, I think we decided on our games. It appears we're getting Persona, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, and LA Noire. Sounds good to me.
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« Reply #65 on: April 18, 2011, 12:30:41 AM »

You should still play Photopia. It's short. And really, really dark.
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« Reply #66 on: April 18, 2011, 12:33:00 AM »

You should still play Photopia. It's short. And really, really dark.

I linked her to the site already. I'll put in that suggestion though.
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« Reply #67 on: April 27, 2011, 10:57:08 PM »

She bought Persona today. This should be awesome.
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« Reply #68 on: April 29, 2011, 08:06:46 AM »

Visual novels: Saya no Uta is pretty goddamn morbid.  ...no seriously, it's a plot point to simply "be" like that.

Nier (not PSP... but not many "dark" PSP titles... because otherwise, aside from a few minor additions, and old, Breath of Fire V and the SMTs was the last that I can really say stuck to memory)

Can't let the lack of emphasis cause this one to slip by so I'm seconding Nier.

It's very much like a darker version of LoZ: Ocarina of Time (although I'd probably describe it as morbid rather than dark). But it also has excellent dialog, great characters, a wonderful soundtrack, and serviceable gameplay. There is a female character as well (although strictly non-playable though also not retarded either) that, despite appearances, is actually quite good and comes in early enough that your friend might have a chance to relate. But a few things I should note about the game...

1)Try to avoid the opening movie or looking up too much about the game. A lot of promotional material let slip some really big whoppers in terms of spoilers.
2)Ignore trying to get full 'chieves or trophies. This game was designed by the dev team formerly known as Cavia who are infamous for being colossal trolls to gamers. If a sidequest seems to require more effort to complete than its worth then it's probably worth ignoring.
3)For the love of god, LOOK AT YOUR MAP!!! Seriously, the RED X is your guide. Don't be a retard who spends 40 hours futility trying to complete a quest in the wrong fucking place and then bash the game because of your own mental deficiencies.
&4)The developers may be colossal trolls but they wont make it impossible to unlock all four endings. Everything you need will be provided for you. Only the optional stuff will require watching out for, and even then there is a NG+ feature in the game so either way don't worry about it.
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« Reply #69 on: April 29, 2011, 11:14:26 AM »

Visual novels: Saya no Uta is pretty goddamn morbid.  ...no seriously, it's a plot point to simply "be" like that.

Nier (not PSP... but not many "dark" PSP titles... because otherwise, aside from a few minor additions, and old, Breath of Fire V and the SMTs was the last that I can really say stuck to memory)

Can't let the lack of emphasis cause this one to slip by so I'm seconding Nier.

It's very much like a darker version of LoZ: Ocarina of Time (although I'd probably describe it as morbid rather than dark). But it also has excellent dialog, great characters, a wonderful soundtrack, and serviceable gameplay. There is a female character as well (although strictly non-playable though also not retarded either) that, despite appearances, is actually quite good and comes in early enough that your friend might have a chance to relate. But a few things I should note about the game...

1)Try to avoid the opening movie or looking up too much about the game. A lot of promotional material let slip some really big whoppers in terms of spoilers.
2)Ignore trying to get full 'chieves or trophies. This game was designed by the dev team formerly known as Cavia who are infamous for being colossal trolls to gamers. If a sidequest seems to require more effort to complete than its worth then it's probably worth ignoring.
3)For the love of god, LOOK AT YOUR MAP!!! Seriously, the RED X is your guide. Don't be a retard who spends 40 hours futility trying to complete a quest in the wrong fucking place and then bash the game because of your own mental deficiencies.
&4)The developers may be colossal trolls but they wont make it impossible to unlock all four endings. Everything you need will be provided for you. Only the optional stuff will require watching out for, and even then there is a NG+ feature in the game so either way don't worry about it.

If I may add a 5:

Look up a guide for the fishing minigame. I'd say ignore it except it's required to advance the plot. The game does a piss poor job of explaining it.
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« Reply #70 on: April 29, 2011, 11:45:36 AM »

couldn't agree more about the fishing, my god I went crazy before I finally looked up how the hell to do it!
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« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2011, 11:47:32 AM »

Well, I think we decided on our games. It appears we're getting Persona, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, and LA Noire. Sounds good to me.

Good call on LA Noire. If anything RPGFan should be reviewing that, such as 999 and other interactive type stories.

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« Reply #72 on: April 29, 2011, 01:37:36 PM »

If I may add a 5:

Look up a guide for the fishing minigame. I'd say ignore it except it's required to advance the plot. The game does a piss poor job of explaining it.

Wait, there's only one point in the game when you have to fish and if you fail more than a couple of times the game just gives it to you for free so you can move on.

That said, I got really good at the fishing and got all the trophies and stuff for it.  I was actually enjoying it by the end.
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« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2011, 02:36:05 PM »

You should still play Photopia. It's short. And really, really dark.
I second this recommendation. If you can get used to the interface, Photopia is one of the greatest games ever (and Adam Cadre's best).
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« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2011, 07:48:14 PM »

Also one for Nier. For some reason, I've been thinking about that one a lot lately. I started listening to the soundtrack again, I even had a Nier-themed dream about a month ago, out of the middle of nowhere (I played it 5 months ago). That game hit me like a ton of bricks.
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