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« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2011, 09:08:10 PM »

if she has a hard time attaching to male protags Valkyrie Profile Lenneth may be a good choice after all.

I've seen her do it with Link in Spirit Tracks, but I can't think of any other times for her. It gets kind of annoying when making pen and paper RPGs... But I do get to play some interesting RPGs I'd never have picked up it weren't for her inability to attach to males.
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« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2011, 08:11:19 PM »

Maybe either Yggdra Union or Knights in the Nightmare. Both of those games are fairly dark in their own right and have at least highly visible female protagonists (and not in the barely dressed department either).
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« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2011, 08:16:23 PM »

Maybe either Yggdra Union or Knights in the Nightmare. Both of those games are fairly dark in their own right and have at least highly visible female protagonists (and not in the barely dressed department either).

We're actually playing Yggdra Union right now and I was going to let her borrow Knights in the Nightmare once I beat it.
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« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2011, 09:27:03 AM »

Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions is sufficiently dark and melancholy, and has the benefit of being one of the few JRPGs with story comparable to a well-written book AND deep, engrossing gameplay. Political intrigue, conflicting ideologies, abuse of the church and state, evil demi-gods that wantonly kill scores of people, murder and betrayal; it has pretty much every dark story element you'd want. It's not dark as in "ALL HOPE IS LOST" but rather "PEOPLE ARE BASTARDS."
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« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2011, 11:07:03 AM »

The problem with jRPGs and dark themes is that they tend to throw in things like oddly dressed spiky haired blonde dudes, loud and annoying girls with strange hair colors and high pitched voices or some sort of talking mascot. Not to mention all the goofy foes these games tend to have you battle against (a squad of ducks, vampires with pink polkadot capes, fairys, ect...). One moment you're trying to solve the mystery of a classmates suicide, the next you're negociating with a giant teddy bear. It dosnt mean that these are bad games, far from it in many cases, but its hard to call them truly dark.


HAHAHAHA, when you say it like that it makes me wonder why I love Persona so much!
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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2011, 11:18:03 AM »

Are we talking "dark" in terms of what a goth teenager writes in their diary and calls poetry? In my eyes a good dark story has to have light to be juxtaposed against. A long string of dark events would not tug your emotions as much as a few dark moments mixed in with brighter, more joyous moments.
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« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2011, 11:23:03 AM »

Are we talking "dark" in terms of what a goth teenager writes in their diary and calls poetry? In my eyes a good dark story has to have light to be juxtaposed against. A long string of dark events would not tug your emotions as much as a few dark moments mixed in with brighter, more joyous moments.

Or maybe dark as in hard to see shit?


In that case should probably switch to FPSs and play quake
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« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2011, 11:25:39 AM »

Or Big Rigs.
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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2011, 01:12:06 PM »

Are we talking "dark" in terms of what a goth teenager writes in their diary and calls poetry? In my eyes a good dark story has to have light to be juxtaposed against. A long string of dark events would not tug your emotions as much as a few dark moments mixed in with brighter, more joyous moments.

Or maybe dark as in hard to see shit?


In that case should probably switch to FPSs and play quake

Doom 3, man.  id was a little too eager to show off their new flashlight effects...
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« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2011, 03:29:40 PM »

She'd hate me if I suggested an FPS... And honestly, all she wanted was something dark. I guess if it's ligh-hearted with dark moments she wouldn't mind. As she put it, "I don't care if it's a puzzle game, so long as it's dark." Remember, she did say she'd prefer a JRPG. For the PSP. I'm fairly certain every game you just mentioned is PC.
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« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2011, 03:36:45 PM »

They were making fun of the lighting in the game. Y'know, literally dark. They weren't real suggestions.
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« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2011, 03:39:27 PM »

They were making fun of the lighting in the game. Y'know, literally dark. They weren't real suggestions.

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I totally knew that, I was just making sure you did too.
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« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2011, 03:42:24 PM »

They were making fun of the lighting in the game. Y'know, literally dark. They weren't real suggestions.

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I totally knew that, I was just making sure you did too.


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« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2011, 03:48:48 PM »

So onto a few questions about PSN games:

1) Even though the original Silent Hill isn't a JRPG, it's dark, right?
2) Is the second Silent Hill on the PSN too?
3) Even though she screamed when watching ME play Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, she'd enjoy them, right?
4) Vagrant Story is dark, right?
5) She liked The LEgend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, so would Aundra be good for her?
6) I was thinking of suggesting Xenogears, is that too mean?

I think that's all my questions... for now.
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« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2011, 03:51:24 PM »

No, yes, yes, no, no, maybe

But not in that order.
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