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« Reply #90 on: April 10, 2014, 01:34:29 AM »


Nope can't say I tried any of em. WRPG's, for the most part, just don't entice me. Dragon Age Origins was an exception basically because it reminded me of something Tolkien esque (my "token" western fantasy affinity if you will, ahahahahaha). After playing the hell out of DAO, I can say it really no longer seems akin to Middle Earth shtuffff in any sense save the genre, but certainly became something I appreciated.

I've looked into bioware's other games, both older and newer, and while I'm sure they are great they just don't call to me enough to play em. Mainly its simply the settings/universes I don't care for enough... EXAMPLE: KotOR- I can't stand star wars. There, I said it. Don't shoot please :)

I think we both have it in common that we find the setting important, and are into Tolkien.

I would actually still recommend giving them a chance. You might find them more interesting than what they first appear. I've never really liked  Forgotten Realms either, but Baldur's Gate 2 is my favorite RPG of all time. KotOR doesn't really feel all that much of a Star Wars game either. Bioware kind of give their own flavor to the IPs they don't own.
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« Reply #91 on: April 10, 2014, 10:11:32 AM »

People make DA2 to be way worse than what it was.  Did it have problems?  Yes.  Was the first game a better/deeper game?  Yes.  But still, most everybody got enjoyment out of DA2- and played it for its 40ish hour duration.  Was it a 7/10- yeah, but far from an abomination.  Obviously, the game was what it was because they cranked it out only 16 months after first game.  Truthfully, what we got was amazing, given the quick turnaround (and considering Origins got extensive and lengthy DLC expansion during this short wait)
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« Reply #92 on: April 16, 2014, 07:02:46 AM »

Sonic and the Dark Brotherhood. It is heavily overlooked. It was pretty damn good for what it is. The words Sonic and RPG don't normally sound good. This proved it wrong. I'm ashamed as I bought in the bargain bin.
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« Reply #93 on: April 16, 2014, 05:00:25 PM »

For me it was probably the first Hyperdimension Neptunia.  This was a bonofide broken game in terms of its gameplay/battle system.  Yet I kept coming back and played to completion- mostly because I enjoyed the characters and dialogue so much.  Just the crazy mix of weird antics, gaming references, inside jokes, and yes, fan service.  I remember they had one random scene where they encounter a hedgehog (obviously Sonic) leaving its old home (described in game as now being a pachinko company, obviously Sega) for a new one (nintendo).  The game was just full of these kinds of references which I thought were a hoot. 

Stragely enough, the sequels, which actually fixed the gameplay, did not catch me at all like the original did. 
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« Reply #94 on: April 17, 2014, 06:59:34 AM »

I think I am required to add Conception 2 now to this list considering how many pages that thread has gotten about people saying it is a bad game. :(
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« Reply #95 on: April 17, 2014, 07:11:43 PM »

Baroque on Wii.  Nobody I've witnessed to has liked it, but I think it's brilliant. 

I also liked Last Rebellion.

Closer to actual shame, though, would be my fondness of Time and Eternity.  I'm sure I'd have gotten less shit from my friends for playing any of the Neptunia games.
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« Reply #96 on: April 17, 2014, 09:52:09 PM »

Baroque on Wii.  Nobody I've witnessed to has liked it, but I think it's brilliant.  

I also liked Last Rebellion.

Closer to actual shame, though, would be my fondness of Time and Eternity.  I'm sure I'd have gotten less shit from my friends for playing any of the Neptunia games.

I god I played some of Baroque on the PS2 last summer, and afaik that's the same as the Wii version, and I REALLY liked it. What I though it captured really well was the way stuff just went completely insane/off the rails -- something you'd see a lot in older PC roguelikes but something I think has been missing from more recent/reasonably designed games.

Youtube videos of the Saturn version make it look more atmospheric, but the 3rd person combat feels like it's way less obnoxious.

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I actually like Unlimited Saga, although I don't really like how the combat works -- I'm more into it for the dungeon crawling mechanics, because they're very Riviera-ish and I like Riviera.

My issue with the combat is mostly with how the weapon attacks are balanced, which is to say, because this is a Square game, they're not balanced at all. So every weapon type has 4-6 attack categories, which in turn have three to five levels of attacks within them. The problem is that the damage spread is completely arbitrary. You can't really say the Javelin tech set is better than the Grasshopper tech set -- there's some general tendencies that the attacks follow, like maybe Grasshopper does more damage but has less accuracy -- but it's usually subtle.

I guess the idea is that you're just supposed to experiment and observe what ends up doing more damage/hitting more, idk. I usually just stuck with unarmed and magic, because those were a lot more transparent in terms of what they did.

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Speaking of legitimately shameful games though, was anyone else addicted to Helen Mirren's Super Puppy Abortionist Quest? Subject matter aside, I'm not even usually into grinding but somehow that roped me in.
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