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Title: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on September 11, 2008, 03:14:24 am
What games are your playing at the moment?
Me I'm playing The World Ends With You and Lunar: Silver Star Story. I really recommend TWEWY if you have a DS the battle system is wicked fun.

And Halo 3 online religiously...

Edit: Felt the topic could use a name change.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on September 11, 2008, 03:15:41 am
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines
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Post by: Romana on September 11, 2008, 09:10:54 am
What games are your playing at the moment?
Me I'm playing The World Ends With You and Lunar: Silver Star Story. I really recommend TWEWY if you have a DS the battle system is wicked fun.

TWEwY is amazing.

Faf's currently playing:

- Final Fantasy IV DS
- Final Fantasy V Advance
- Final Fantasy VI Advance
- Tales of Eternia
- Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
- Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 11, 2008, 09:17:16 am
I'm currently playing~

Megaman 1, 2, and 3
Summon Knight: Swordcraft Story 1 & 2
Tetris, religiously.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on September 11, 2008, 04:02:10 pm
Chrono Trigger religiously,
Paper Mario Thousand Year Door.
I'm waiting for my b day til I pick back up.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on September 11, 2008, 05:29:45 pm
I'm currently playing~

Megaman 1, 2, and 3
Summon Knight: Swordcraft Story 1 & 2
Tetris, religiously.

Is Summon Night good? I've never heard of it.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on September 11, 2008, 05:42:41 pm
Let me think,
Chrono trigger
Chrono cross
Megaman 2
Fire emblem the Sacred stones
Phoenix Wright
Shining force
I think that's it.  I just finished Sam and Max Season 1 chapter 4.  When chapter 2 of Strong Bad's cool game for attractive people comes out I'll be playing that.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: teaflower on September 11, 2008, 05:54:39 pm
Chrono Trigger.
Bishojo Senshi Sailormoon Super S Fuwa Fuwa Panic
Bishojo Senshi Sailormoon S 'Heart Game'.

Is fun.

I beat Chrono Trigger. *squee*
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on September 11, 2008, 06:09:04 pm
I beat Chrono Trigger. *squee*

Woo! Congrats! ^^
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on September 11, 2008, 06:49:17 pm
I am not playing anything right know because my PS2 and PS1 are broken and my PS3 is from Japan and Psone games are region locked. I only have 4 PS3 games.

Untill then I was playing:

JadeCocoon-Finished-EternalCorridor

Genji: Days of the Blade

Super Mario XP ( Mario meets Dracula's castle)

Castlevania: Symphony of the night.

Jewel Summoner: Monster Kingdom
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on September 11, 2008, 06:57:24 pm
I'm working through FFTA2 and...oh dammit, I'm stuck on LoZ: PH, I need to go look for a FAQ...stupid ghost ship nonsense...V_V
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: cupn00dles on September 11, 2008, 07:32:55 pm
Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3 and GRID.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Clovis15 on September 11, 2008, 07:39:12 pm
I am currently playing Final Fantasy VI Advance on my DS. Don't worry, Cryo and I are also working on editing the script for Episode 18 of CTU every night as well. I'll begin animating it as soon as it's finalized.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on September 11, 2008, 07:51:05 pm
I am currently playing Final Fantasy VI Advance on my DS. Don't worry, Cryo and I are also working on editing the script for Episode 18 of CTU every night as well. I'll begin animating it as soon as it's finalized.

I'm playing that too! Love the Masaru avatar, by the way. Looking forward to CTU ep18 also~.

I'm working through FFTA2 and...oh dammit, I'm stuck on LoZ: PH, I need to go look for a FAQ...stupid ghost ship nonsense...V_V

Ugh, I remember hating that place. Say, how does PH hold up on an emulator? Last time I tried it was kinda slow.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Clovis15 on September 11, 2008, 09:48:27 pm
Oh, right, Masaru is what he's called in Japan. As I've been watching it on Toon Disney, I've always been calling him Marcus Damon.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on September 11, 2008, 10:03:17 pm
I'm working through FFTA2 and...oh dammit, I'm stuck on LoZ: PH, I need to go look for a FAQ...stupid ghost ship nonsense...V_V

That Ghost Ship was an extreme pain, not the dungeon itself, but the boss. They kept going in an order that would make it near impossible for me to beat them. Eventually they made it so that the battle was so easy I laughed and cried at the same time.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on September 11, 2008, 10:59:38 pm
I'm playing through FFX for a second time (the first time was when it first came out)...  As soon as it's over I'm starting FFX-2 (also for the second time).  And don't try to deter me against FFX-2.  I've heard every argument and I still found myself really enjoying the game...
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Post by: V_Translanka on September 11, 2008, 11:29:05 pm
Actually, I'm not ON the Ghost Ship...I was doing the following it to the next sea chart map and then I didn't know what to do after I got to the map...

As for how it runs...it seems good enough to me. I hate the stylus controls though...Minish Cap rulz Phantom Hourglass' face so far.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on September 11, 2008, 11:50:58 pm
I am currently playing Final Fantasy VI Advance on my DS. Don't worry, Cryo and I are also working on editing the script for Episode 18 of CTU every night as well. I'll begin animating it as soon as it's finalized.

I just bought FFVI Advance, I've never really played FFVI at all so I'm kinda looking forward to it. I always end up quitting about 20 mins in and losing interest. This time I'm gonna force myself to play for a while so I can see if the story is as good as people claim.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Clovis15 on September 12, 2008, 01:19:30 am
You won't be dissapointed, I assure you.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on September 12, 2008, 08:58:24 am
Just got Mog and up to the Sealed Cave in FFVI Advance. Currently levelling up my underused party members (Setzer, Terra, Mash/Sabin, Cayenne/Cyan)

I hate the stylus controls though...Minish Cap rulz Phantom Hourglass' face so far.

I like the stylus controls, but I have to agree that The Minish Cap is better. PH is pretty lazy in comparison to most Zelda games, plus that freaking Temple of the Ocean King... I HATE IT. You have to go back and do it all over again after every dungeon but with an extra floor each time, grinding away at your patience like crazy. But of course you already know that.

Oh, right, Masaru is what he's called in Japan. As I've been watching it on Toon Disney, I've always been calling him Marcus Damon.

Ah, nasty. The Savers dub started nicely, then started changing all the 'Marcus is a badass who takes on Yakuza gangs and still wins' themes to 'I wanna be the Hokage lulz'. And then they began cutting religious references like crazy (Yggdrassil is the Digital World's god, I think the dub calls it... 'Master' or something). Oh, and that episode where they changed the giant walking bomb Digimon to a giant orange. Heavens forbid he explode and cover the town in fruit juice!

Worst part was cutting Agumon kicking Marcus in the crotch in the first episode, though. xD
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Lakonthegreat on September 12, 2008, 01:13:26 pm
I just ordered and received Gundam Battle Assault on PS1, IMO, one of the best fighters ever. Been playing that, Super Smash Brothers Melee, Road Rash II on my genesis emulator, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas when I get pissed off, and A few games on my DS, including Final Fantasy IV, Kirby Canvas Curse, and a few others.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Clovis15 on September 12, 2008, 07:24:44 pm
And then they began cutting religious references like crazy (Yggdrassil is the Digital World's god, I think the dub calls it... 'Master' or something).

You mean King Drasil? They've made it pretty clear that he's some kind of God like figure, through all the various dialogue used to describe him over the course of the series, with out flat out calling him God.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on September 23, 2008, 08:11:06 am
Just got my hands on Tenchu: Stealth Assassains for the ps1.  ninja goodness...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on September 23, 2008, 01:50:50 pm
Megaman 9.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on September 23, 2008, 02:04:37 pm
Currently focusing on Final Fantasy V Advance and several Pokemon games.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Thought on September 23, 2008, 02:51:12 pm
Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (most my solo gaming time is devoted to this currently)
X-Men Legends (2 player = couples time ;) )
Harvest Moon: Rune Factory
Harvest Moon DS

I hope to add Spore and Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility to that list soonish (just as soon as I'm done applying to Ph.D. programs).

I'm a harvest moon fan, incase you didn't notice.

Megaman 9.

Oooo, that's out? Well that will be added to my list by the end of the month, probably.

Is Summon Night good? I've never heard of it.

I liked the first quite a bit, the second... meh, I wasn't able to get into it. But if you like the Tales of series, you should look into it. The battle system is fairly similar, at least so it seems to me.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on September 23, 2008, 02:58:19 pm
At this moment, nothing.

Last night I finished both Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines and Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. I need a new game :(
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Yourgingerestfan on September 23, 2008, 04:33:33 pm
well im playing

infinite undiscovery

and im badly awaiting

disgaea ds and rhapsody ds
eternal sonata
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: teaflower on September 23, 2008, 05:51:45 pm
Currently, I'm playing read-the-fanfic. Other than that, I'm playing Chrono Trigger (deep into the bowels of Lavos we go, screw Magus!) and SoulCal 3 (Xianghua SMASH!!! ... or not. Xianghua... run away screaming at the wrath of Seung Mina. ... Seung Mina SMASH!!!). It's fun!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on September 23, 2008, 05:52:39 pm
...So I could use some more games. I just finished my library of games, and am looking to expand. To make this easier here are my available systems: PS2, PS1, GBA, GBC, SNES, Genesis, DS, and PC. My computer is not an ubergaming machine. So nothing Taxing.

Oh here some games I do like to help you on the right path:
Fallout 1/2
Planescape: Torment
Monkey Island
Fire Emblem
Sonic Adventure
Doom 1/2/3
System Shock 1/2
Kotor 1/2
Harvest Moon handheld versions and SNES

And some I don't like:
Counterstrike
Halo 1/3
GTA 2/3
WoW
Sims
Harvest Moon console versions





So any recommendations?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: teaflower on September 23, 2008, 08:30:38 pm
You have a Genesis?

Go down to a used games store. GameStop sometimes keeps them around. Buy yourself Sonic the Hedgehog,  StH2, StH3, and Sonic and Knuckles. Knock yourself out.*
Final Fantasy III.
Old Pokemon. (I'll lend you my copy of Blue!)
Fire Emblem (more in the series)
May I suggest KH?
Ristar is a must have.*

*To save space and money, generally, I suggest Sonic Mega Collection Plus. Ristar is unlockable. Takes a while, though. You can't play the lock-on games at first. Those are unlocked. But trust me. It's worth it. (don't go for the Super Emeralds. You'll drive yourself insane. I know. I've tried. (and succeeded.)
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 23, 2008, 09:03:31 pm
I found Bomberman 64 at the flea market today! And oh, was it worth the money.


(I can't say the same about "Shining Soul", however. I can't believe I wasted money on something I could've just emulated, and itt's a piece of crap.)
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Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on September 23, 2008, 10:27:48 pm
Currently playing:

Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition!
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Post by: Delta Dragon on September 24, 2008, 02:04:10 am
Well I just beat Megaman 2 (Finally) and plan to start 4 tomorrow.  I'm also playing chapter two of Strong bad's cool game for attractive people: Strong badia the free.  Anyone else here played that?
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Post by: V_Translanka on September 24, 2008, 02:25:34 am
...So I could use some more games. I just finished my library of games, and am looking to expand. To make this easier here are my available systems: PS2, PS1, GBA, GBC, SNES, Genesis, DS, and PC. My computer is not an ubergaming machine. So nothing Taxing.

So any recommendations?

Riviera: The Promised Land is probably my favorite GBA title...Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone is another part of the same series, but it plays much differently (it's sort of a unique take on SRPGs).

Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis is probably my favorite SRPG GBA title. If you're into either of the FFTactics series (regular or advance), you'll probably enjoy it.

Golden Sun games are good too...I also liked most of the Megaman Battle Network games (they're all mostly the same)...and there's some good ports on GBA as well...Breath of Fire 1 & 2...Phantasy Star 1~3...Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon...the various FFs, of course...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on September 24, 2008, 04:05:44 am
Megaman 9.
Oooo, that's out? Well that will be added to my list by the end of the month, probably.

Wii version is. 360 comes out tomorrow; PS3 whenever they update their store. Me and my friends beat it for the first time tonight. It's great.
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 24, 2008, 09:06:57 am
I NOW HAVE XBOX LIVE YES AHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA

Pm me for my gamertag anyone. List of games goes as follows:

Call of Duty 3
GH3
Frontlines: Fuel of War
Quake 4
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on September 26, 2008, 07:57:02 am
Changed:
Now Ninja GAiden Sigma, Yggdra Union (PSP) and Genji Days of the Blade

Not playing too much. I've benn watching a lot of anime this holidays insteed of playing videogames.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on September 26, 2008, 10:31:42 pm
I've been playin LEGO Batman (DS version) & Kirby Super Star Ultra. Batman's ok, but a lil repetitive...but I still end up wanting to unlock characters & junk because I'm a dork...Kirby is basically a much cleaner looking version of the SNES one, with some new FMV sequences & with mini-games I don't quite like as much as the original's...This is the kind of graphical upgrade Chrono Trigger should get.
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Post by: dan_death on September 26, 2008, 11:58:10 pm
Spore and Stalker, but Stalker's on hold until I get a better video card.
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Post by: Schala Zeal on September 27, 2008, 11:11:41 pm
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King beta

I play a male due to the 9 year olds who are desperate for cyber.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on September 28, 2008, 01:57:54 am
I started to play Disgaea DS and gotta say, it's a pretty cool/insane game...if you like SRPGs at all & haven't played Disgaea before, I highly recommend you put FFTA2 away & play this instead.
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Post by: Yourgingerestfan on September 28, 2008, 04:51:07 am
yes disgaea ds is really fun but pleinair can sorta solo the whole game lol
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on September 28, 2008, 07:14:00 am
Don't you only get Pleinair in New Game+ though...?
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Post by: Yourgingerestfan on September 28, 2008, 11:20:10 am
just lose the first vyers fight and then you can get her
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on September 28, 2008, 12:12:13 pm
That doesn't seem to be so with Disgaea DS...
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Post by: KebreI on September 28, 2008, 01:52:20 pm
Is the DS just a remake of the original? If so Pleinair does join you on your first play through.
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Post by: V_Translanka on September 28, 2008, 03:23:15 pm
Uh...I guess so...? Of the PS2 & PSP one, I guess...I looked around & it looks like I have to lose to Mid-Boss or something? idk if I've gotten to that yet...

EDIT: Yeah, that was it...just had to lose to Mid-Boss (which in the end was looking kinda sketchy with the Counters, Counter-Counters, etc) & get the "Mid-Boss Wins?" ending...so it really IS New Game+, it's just that you can get an ending incredibly early on...I LOVE the Prinny Commentary, though. I haven't tried Pleinair yet, but just that Commentary was well worth it.

But I looked it up, and yeah, it's the 2nd remake/port of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. From what I've heard, it's basically the version you should get if you don't have either of the other ones. The graphics obviously aren't as good (I think they're fine though having not seen the originals), the music is watered down (I have no idea because I play w/o sound), and the voice acting is also cut down a bit in the DS version (again, I have no idea w/o sound)...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 02, 2008, 09:44:55 pm
Bleh, so I'm mostly through with LEGO Batman...just a few levels left in villain mode...mostly just unlocking stuff, which I think is really inane once you've already beaten everything...they need to make the balance of unlocking junk & what's actually left to do in the game better...not to mention the game's kind of repetitive at times. I also don't understand why Robin doesn't have a grappling hook...or how Penguin fits in those chutes...>_>

Anyways, I started up MegaMan Star Force 2: Zerker X Ninja...I enjoyed the first Star Force enough to warrant a play of the new one, and it's got a ninja in the version I'm playing (though it's...green...). So far, yeah, it looks the same, but that's what I expected...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: RoxSilverFox on October 02, 2008, 10:51:37 pm
-Chrono Trigger (always playing that O_o)
-Halo 3 on Xbox Live
-Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
-Far Cry 2
-Fable 2
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on October 03, 2008, 08:40:43 am
Overlord: Raising Hell.  Pretty fun.

Hey V, you seem to keep up with the DS and its games, would you happen to know the name of a game where you buy up towns or something and eventually become king?  Or maybe it is you are king and you have to buy up towns or please the citizens or something... I vaguely remember reading a review about it and thought it was interesting but now I can't recall it for the life of me.  It might be for the PSP...who knows.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on October 03, 2008, 09:38:02 am
Hey V, you seem to keep up with the DS and its games, would you happen to know the name of a game where you buy up towns or something and eventually become king?  Or maybe it is you are king and you have to buy up towns or please the citizens or something... I vaguely remember reading a review about it and thought it was interesting but now I can't recall it for the life of me.  It might be for the PSP...who knows.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_Crystal_Chronicles:_The_Young_King_and_the_Promised_Land
?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on October 03, 2008, 10:51:32 am
Damn, that is the one.  Thanks Pyt.  And there is why I couldn't find the damn thing...it was for the Wii. blergh
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 03, 2008, 04:59:30 pm
lol...there's a new Crystal Chronicles for DS coming out soon though, Echoes of Time...Maybe that's why you thought that? Or maybe the former Crystal Chronicles on DS, Ring of Fates...? RoF was an ok action/adventure RPG...
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Post by: kritterpher on October 18, 2008, 02:28:28 am
              M.S SAGA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: RoxSilverFox on October 18, 2008, 04:46:38 am
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King beta

I play a male due to the 9 year olds who are desperate for cyber.

LOL
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on October 18, 2008, 09:07:27 am
- Pokemon Platinum
- Rockman X8
- Mother 3
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 18, 2008, 09:45:29 am
Yeah, I suppose it's a given that a lot of us are playing Mother 3 now...damn yous rhythm-based combos~!! Otherwise it seems great...I can kind of see why it didn't come over here though...it must've been hell to try to persuade anyone to pick it up...I mean, it's got the simplistic, cheery look & feel of Earthbound (both original Mothers, really), but it starts out kinda dark (from what I've already heard it continues down this path)...I mean, the market for this is basically the hardcore RPGers. Not exactly for the kiddies & like previous installments, casual RPGers might scoff at it's look...what do I know, though? We've evolved as a gaming community since then, right?

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice For All - Started this one up a couple days prior to getting M3. I loved him starting out with a head injury that kind of acted as a cheesy, easy-in for them to re-explain everything about gameplay & such...the wacky inner lock addition thing seems a little weird though...I should probably test to see what happens when your hurt bar goes all the way down...

Some others I decided to pick up again before I got Mother 3 were...

Tales of Phantasia - I hadn't gotten very far in it when I first played the SNES version, and now I'm attempting the GBA version and it seems just as if not more unforgiving as I recall (I hear there's not much of a change in it at all though, really)...I ended up restarting like 5 times in the beginning before I realized that I'd just have to run from everything but the bees until I got the hang of things, leveled some & acquired some abilities...It really makes me want to play Star Ocean, though...V_V

Golden Sun - I HAD gotten kind of far when I first played this a WHILE back...I remember being ok with the stupid oldschool targeting system, really enjoying the telepathic stuff, and getting kind of tired as it trudged on because it gets kind of repetitively cliché...I still want to finish this so I can get to the sequel & see if I can carry over this save somehow through the emu...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: teaflower on October 18, 2008, 10:11:58 am
Hey, V? Check this out. (http://objection.mrdictionary.net/go.php?n=2785352)

I'm playing Pokemon Blue. We kick SERIOUS ass. It's kinda funny, though. I started to go to Rock Tunnel after trading stuff away to get HM05, not realizing that I hadn't beaten Surge yet. I almost typed it as Serge. Heheheh...
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Post by: Romana on October 18, 2008, 03:28:00 pm
Golden Sun - I HAD gotten kind of far when I first played this a WHILE back...I remember being ok with the stupid oldschool targeting system, really enjoying the telepathic stuff, and getting kind of tired as it trudged on because it gets kind of repetitively cliché...I still want to finish this so I can get to the sequel & see if I can carry over this save somehow through the emu...

Don't worry, you can carry your save data over with a password; it's there for people without two GBAs or a link cable, I guess. Only problem is the password can be annoyingly lengthy depending on the amount of stuff you collected.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 19, 2008, 03:03:41 am
Just wanted to pop in and say that the new Kirby game for the DS is AWESOME. Tons of fun, and they added a ton to the Kirby Super Star roster. One ability I wish they would have kept from that mouse game was Three Star but this game is pretty schweet all the same.

I give it an 8, just because some parts are UNGODLY hard.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on October 19, 2008, 11:58:10 pm
Yeah a friend of mine keeps telling me to get that one.  Recently I started over on Final fantasy tactics again.  I've been playing The Sims 2 a little bit, but not too much.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on October 20, 2008, 08:37:30 am
I wish more sequels would carry over saves.  I always thought that was cool.  That and the sonic & knuckles cartridge for the genesis.  Practically revamped sonic 3 when you popped that sucker on top.

I am catching up on some megaman, specificially the Zero series as well as the new ZX ones.

Also replaying dark cloud on a ps2 emulator.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 20, 2008, 04:12:00 pm
Which emu are you using? I could free up some space on my entertainment center if I can get rid of my ps2.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on October 21, 2008, 02:57:45 am
Which emu are you using? I could free up some space on my entertainment center if I can get rid of my ps2.

You shouldn't get rid of your ps2... The largest copatibility list of ps2 game in pcsx2 is about 800 but lastest games are not supported.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on October 21, 2008, 08:19:02 am
pcsx2

Thats the one.  And yes, the graphics are messed up pretty bad.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on October 22, 2008, 09:30:23 am
I'm playing Fable 2 and it's meh... Anyone else playing?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on October 22, 2008, 09:47:08 am
Why is it meh?  I don't have an xbox, but I played the firs tone on the PC.  It was ok.
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Post by: KebreI on October 22, 2008, 02:36:52 pm
Soul Caliber 2
Disgaea 2
And a campaign in World of Darkness
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Dark Serge on October 22, 2008, 04:22:54 pm
Right now playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney on DS, but it gets boring after a while. I'm looking desperately for a good DS RPG, but so far FFIII and The World Ends With You have disappointed me. Really looking for something a little bit like CT, but I guess that's hard to find. Damn, can't wait for CTDS :(
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on October 22, 2008, 08:33:59 pm
Right now playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney on DS, but it gets boring after a while. I'm looking desperately for a good DS RPG.
...
playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney on DS, but it gets boring after a while.
!?!
Phoenix Wright gets boring
What the hell is with you man!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on October 23, 2008, 01:32:42 am
Why is it meh?  I don't have an xbox, but I played the firs tone on the PC.  It was ok.

The first one was better and more interesting. It was just so bland. Story was boring, combat is boring, final boss is a joke I would describe how but I don't like posting spoilers. Just really dissapointed after waiting so long for it.

Anyway I'm looking for an rpg with an engrossing story that takes off pretty early in the game. I was thinking Xenogears or something from the Suikoden series since I haven't played any of those yet.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 23, 2008, 05:10:42 am
I can understand finding the Phoenix Wright games to become boring...I play them in spits & spats myself inbetween playing an RPG or something to mix it up...I think the actual DS gameplay (the final case in Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney for example) is a little better than the straight GBA remake parts though...But the games just aren't about brilliant gameplay or anything (though who thinks so going in?)...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Dark Serge on October 23, 2008, 09:53:12 am
Well I liked the first four cases of PW and played through it one after another, but I guess then I got kinda bored. Especially with that fifth cases, some of the NPC's were just annoying the shit out of me (that cowboy policeguy for example) and it was like three cases intertwined with each other. Got a bit too confusing to be enjoyable for me.

Haven't started on the sequels yet though, I plan to try those in a while.

Certainly nice games, that require a bit of thinking. But like almost any game (save for Cross and perhaps Trigger) after playing it days it just gets a little boring.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on October 23, 2008, 07:25:41 pm
I've only played the first PW game.  However, once it arrives in the mail I'll be playing Justice for all.  One of the things I love about that game, is the cases are long enough and confusing enough that they could settle as books if they didn't have the trials and stuff.  Although I've only played the first one once, but I loved it.  I think my sister has been on that last case for like a month now.  She keeps on asking me for help.  Other than that, I've been playing my Pokemon Pearl game a lot.  I'm trying to get a Tyranitar up to level 100.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Dunsparce on October 23, 2008, 09:32:49 pm
My Imported Pokemon Platinum(It's currently not released outside of Japan). Cost me 50 bucks, but it was worth it. I'm planning to go to College soon to learn Japanese, so Importing videogames will probably be a common thing for me later on. There's ALOT of good Japan-Only games out there.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on October 23, 2008, 11:06:06 pm
Hey, I'm playing Platinum too! Nearly done with the main story.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Dunsparce on October 23, 2008, 11:12:53 pm
Hey, I'm playing Platinum too! Nearly done with the main story.

I've been done for quite a while. I've tried and loved using Heat/Spin/Cut/Wash/Frost Forme Rotom, Origin Forme Giratina, and Sky Forme Shaymin. all Legit and raised to perfection.

The Chrono Series still holds a higher place in my heart, but Pokemon is a close second. It's what got me into Videogames in the first place, after all.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on October 24, 2008, 02:53:08 pm
My Imported Pokemon Platinum(It's currently not released outside of Japan). Cost me 50 bucks, but it was worth it. I'm planning to go to College soon to learn Japanese, so Importing videogames will probably be a common thing for me later on. There's ALOT of good Japan-Only games out there.

That's true. Have you played the Osu! Tatake! Ouendan! games? Even with my knowledge of Japanese (I'm aware of such a langauge existing) they're still very playable and very fun.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on October 27, 2008, 08:31:54 am
I'm still playing Oblivion...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Thought on October 27, 2008, 10:40:35 am
Mega Man 9.

Damn you, Flying Saucer!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 27, 2008, 12:34:02 pm
I recently starting playing Megaman Battle Network V: Team Protoman again...I put it down a long time ago because Liberation Missions just plain piss me off sometimes...I hope they don't carry over into BNVI...V_V
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 27, 2008, 12:52:04 pm
I never really liked the Battle Network series.

However I have picked up an older and interesting Mega Man game. Legends. I'm a sucker for a good story, so when I picked this thing up and started playing it, I was enthralled. It's amazing.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 27, 2008, 02:07:00 pm
Yeah, the BNs are kinda hit-or-miss...I enjoy the campy story & characters and it appears as though I also just enjoy the action/RPG/card-based battle system (I also liked Chain of Memories' battle system...though that was far too easy, especially in comparison to the BNs, but somewhat more rapid-paced)...

But, yeah Legends was cool. I enjoyed making Dark Mega a lot (though I wish it had done more to the story and looked cooler)...but Legends 2 helped fix some of that flawed battle system (you can pretty much circle everything to kill it)...but the final boss fight in the first one was epic...ARE YOU READY!?? RAAAAAAAAAGH!!! Loved it. I hope Capcom pulls their collective heads out of their asses (collective ass?) and continues with this great series in some way...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on October 27, 2008, 03:01:45 pm
Mega Man 9.

Damn you, Flying Saucer!

Jewel shield will protect you from the little ones. As for Galaxy Man himself, he is weak to concrete.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Thought on October 27, 2008, 04:05:11 pm
Let me rephrase:

"Mega Man 9.

Damn you, Wily's Flying Saucer!"

I think I've always hated that Flying Saucer in every game (except 8, which I never played).
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: justin3009 on October 28, 2008, 12:39:54 am
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.  Best thing since sliced bread.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 28, 2008, 01:17:07 am
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.  Best thing since sliced bread.

AGREED!! I'm playing the same thing.


And the Korg DS-10 synthesizer.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on October 28, 2008, 03:20:54 am
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.  Best thing since sliced bread.

AGREED!! I'm playing the same thing.


And the Korg DS-10 synthesizer.

I've heard about the Korg DS-10. What is it?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 28, 2008, 11:12:21 pm
The DS-10 is basically a synthesizer for your DS. Like a reeeeeally stripped down portable version of FL Studio. Which is exactly what I'm using it for. I can jot down ideas for songs while I'm out and around.

Spaking of which, not spamming or anything but you should check out my music. www.Myspace.com/thessaloniancharisma (http://www.Myspace.com/thessaloniancharisma)
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on October 29, 2008, 01:51:26 am
Now I am playing : Kingdom Hearts 1, Parasite Eve 2 and Final Fantasy 9.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 29, 2008, 02:37:15 am
All three of those are games I never really got into.

I just flat out hated FF9. I couldn't stand the art style. Hated it. Not only that, but nothing really did enough damage besides just throwing dark matter at everyone by the end of the game. It's like you can summon something, cast Ultima, or just throw out some dark matter and do the same amount of damage.

Kingdom Hearts still has me just plain confuzzled and angered at the same time. It's like Square and Disney came together to see how horribly they could rape my childhood.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on October 29, 2008, 08:20:08 am
finally.  someone else who doesn't like FF9!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 29, 2008, 12:44:39 pm
Yeah, I didn't like the supposed oldschool tribute big-head mode style of FF9 either...Amano gave some great designs and they all got morphed to fuck...Very disappointing. In the end, I recall pretty much every character having one ability that did 9999, so I'm not entirely sure what you meant by that...and I enjoyed that a lot more than the ridiculous 9999x24 attacks of some of the other FFs big attacks...But to me, FFIX was best with the character development, which they did wonderfully...Even a pretty much annoying character like Quina had his moments...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on October 29, 2008, 01:24:18 pm
I will tear the limbs off of anyone who disses FFIX.

Currently playing:
Pocket Monsters Platinum
Star Ocean First Departure
Bleach Soul Carnival
Rockman 3
Rockman X8 (I'm more or less hating this at the moment for unfair level layout and the ridiculous amount of spikes, especially ones out of the camera's view)
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on October 29, 2008, 01:44:12 pm
I'm still playing Mega man 4.  I still can't believe that.  I can only get a half hour at a time in video games.  And I have to do two castles without turning the game off.  I'll probably be starting Strong bad's cool game for attractive people chapter 3 today.  And I just got Phoenix Wright Justice for all. 
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Thought on October 29, 2008, 03:34:08 pm
I will tear the limbs off of anyone who disses FFIX.

Come now, it is a simple fact that FFIX is inferior when compared to FFX-2 numerically speaking.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 29, 2008, 05:06:34 pm
But ten minus two would be eight...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on October 29, 2008, 05:41:43 pm
I will tear the limbs off of anyone who disses FFIX.

Come now, it is a simple fact that FFIX is inferior when compared to FFX-2 numerically speaking.

Thought'd!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Thought on October 29, 2008, 06:10:19 pm
But ten minus two would be eight...

blast you and your logic... I mean...
Ah, but eight is closer to one than nine is, yes? Therefore, FFX-2 is closer to being number one than FFIX is. First place is the superior position.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 30, 2008, 02:33:19 am
Please, 9 is a waaaaaaaaay bigger number than 1, making IT the superior position! :lol:
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on October 30, 2008, 07:39:39 am
Fallout 3 > Life.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on October 30, 2008, 09:04:12 am
life > Fallout 1 > Fallout 2 > Fallout 3
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Thought on October 30, 2008, 10:11:19 am
Please, 9 is a waaaaaaaaay bigger number than 1, making IT the superior position! :lol:

Pfft, 7 ate 9, so obviously 9 is a weakling.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on October 30, 2008, 01:30:41 pm
Well now you're just being ridiculous...7 isn't superior to anything, no matter how much BS tries to have us eat...

Oh, and Fallout TACTICS rulz. :P
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on October 30, 2008, 01:56:32 pm
2>1>Life>Tactics>3>Misc crap>Brotherhood of Steel
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on October 30, 2008, 02:32:08 pm
Fallout 3 is just as good as 2 in my opinion. I haven't played 1. I actually am more into 3 than 2 just because a nuked Washington D.C. looks amazing.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on October 30, 2008, 07:30:30 pm
Please, 9 is a waaaaaaaaay bigger number than 1, making IT the superior position! :lol:

Pfft, 7 ate 9, so obviously 9 is a weakling.

Even 8 is better than it. I do not like the art style. I'm just playing it because of Vivi.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on October 31, 2008, 08:19:35 am
Fallout 3 is just as good as 2 in my opinion. I haven't played 1. I actually am more into 3 than 2 just because a nuked Washington D.C. looks amazing.

If I recall correctly you can nuke L.A. in the first Fallout.  Way to be unoriginal, Beth!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on October 31, 2008, 09:21:46 am
I think he meant that the environment had been nuked, thus a post-apocalyptic environment akin to previous Fallout games.  Not that you could literally nuke Washington D.C. (then again, I could be totally wrong).
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on October 31, 2008, 09:29:54 am
I think he meant that the environment had been nuked, thus a post-apocalyptic environment akin to previous Fallout games.  Not that you could literally nuke Washington D.C. (then again, I could be totally wrong).

You sir are correct. The visuals are really amazing and you really can lose track of the amount of time you have spent in the game that's how I can tell I really enjoy it.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on October 31, 2008, 11:13:00 am
I think he meant that the environment had been nuked, thus a post-apocalyptic environment akin to previous Fallout games.  Not that you could literally nuke Washington D.C. (then again, I could be totally wrong).

That is one of their selling points...setting off a nuke in D.C., and seeing the mushroom cloud and all that stuff. 4 teh vishooals.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Dunsparce on October 31, 2008, 06:12:04 pm
I'm currently cycling through these three games constantly:

Persona 3: FES (PS2)
Dawn of Mana (PS2)
Sword of Mana (GBA)

All are quite fun in their own right
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: justin3009 on October 31, 2008, 09:00:54 pm
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 01, 2008, 02:48:51 am
Playing a lot of Metroid zero mission.  I recently did a speed run on Normal mode.  Now I'm trying to get through hard mode for the first time.  The last time I tryed hard mode I got stuck on Ridley.  Now I'm up to Mother brain.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 01, 2008, 08:37:55 am
Zero Mission was such a great remake that it actually made me super pissed that they still haven't remade Return of Samus (my favorite of the 2D Metroid games)...

And thanks a lot Dunsparce, remind me of ANOTHER GBA game, Sword of Mana, I need to play through...I'd end up playing through it both ways too! Must...resist...too many games already...!!

>_<
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on November 01, 2008, 11:54:43 am
Quote
That is one of their selling points...setting off a nuke in D.C., and seeing the mushroom cloud and all that stuff. 4 teh vishooals.

Oh.  Didn't know that.

I still can't wait to play it... 

...But you and I have discussed the Fallout series before, placidchap, and I know your opinions towards Fallout 3, hahaha...  But it's okay!  To each his own.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 01, 2008, 02:25:03 pm
I think he meant that the environment had been nuked, thus a post-apocalyptic environment akin to previous Fallout games.  Not that you could literally nuke Washington D.C. (then again, I could be totally wrong).

That is one of their selling points...setting off a nuke in D.C., and seeing the mushroom cloud and all that stuff. 4 teh vishooals.

I think your already convinced not to like it, but give it a try it's pretty familiar with the rest of the series.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: BROJ on November 01, 2008, 03:42:42 pm
Currently playing:
Vagrant Story
Really fun, kinda hard─great game.
SaGa Frontier
Good game so far...
Tales of Phantasia(PSX)
I've beaten the SNES version; so far, worth playing again.

Haven't had much time to play games as I've been watching more anime lately.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 01, 2008, 04:30:34 pm
God, Vagrant Story, another game I need to get through! I had to completely map out that god forsaken forest by hand, y'know? That was NOT FUN...Way worse area than even the Desert of Death in BoF3...VS is a pain in the butt because I never know what weapons or weapon combinations I need to bring along...not to mention the place becomes a freakin maze after a while...I'm probably going to have to end up FAQing that one...V_V

It already ranks among some of my favorite RPGs of all time too...and I usually put a major hate on most action-oriented RPGs....
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Lakonthegreat on November 02, 2008, 09:51:20 pm
I personally am anticipating the PC versions of both GTA4 and Saints Row 2.


Call me an idiot, but I loooove me some senseless violence and murder.

Plus those games are so open right from the beginning. Just steal a car and you're off on your merry way killing folks.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: BROJ on November 02, 2008, 11:47:42 pm
Call me an idiot, but I loooove me some senseless violence and murder.
I don't mean to get too deep, but isn't that the exemplar of most video games? :wink:
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on November 03, 2008, 02:28:16 am
I need to get Vgrant Story too!
That game when it first came out looked so awesome...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on November 03, 2008, 08:38:29 am
...But you and I have discussed the Fallout series before, placidchap, and I know your opinions towards Fallout 3, hahaha...  But it's okay!  To each his own.

I think your already convinced not to like it, but give it a try it's pretty familiar with the rest of the series.

As a Fallout game, yes I am convinced I will not like it.  I am convinced I will not have the same (or anywhere near the same) feelings that I had a decade ago when playing Fallout 1 for the first time.  I am convinced this game is what Beth does best, First-Person Action Games with RPG elements.  However, I will be playing it sometime this month, no doubt, with the expectations of playing an Oblivion mod.  I did enjoy Oblivion for 2 weeks or so before waking up one day and losing complete interest, realizing that after 2 weeks I had no attachment towards the world and no sense of progression, it felt like a waste of time in the end.  Sure there were a few good spots (quests) here and there but just not enough in the end.  Maybe this game will have a better time at that than Oblivion.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 03, 2008, 03:49:32 pm
It still has Vats combat as well.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on November 03, 2008, 03:54:58 pm
What do you mean "still has Vats"?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 03, 2008, 04:18:31 pm
The combat system where you can target specific body parts.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on November 04, 2008, 02:53:20 am
Still has? Yea it's the same name but its completely redone.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on November 04, 2008, 08:40:42 am
VATS is a Beth creation.  They revamped the entrie combat system, going from turned-based to FPS and threw in a revamped system of targeting called VATS.

It was just "targeted attacks" during the games turn-based combat.  Something you couldn't do if you picked the fast shot trait but... they canned traits.  From what I can tell, yes you can target the body parts, but I don't know if the execution is proper.  I'll have to decide for myself how I feel about it once I play it.  I still have other complaints, like the cutting of the traits and getting a perk every level. 
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on November 04, 2008, 01:37:26 pm
The atmosphere and characters are still pretty faithful to the Fallout setting. The game play mechanics although no longer the original system still work, for the most part. In fact the only beef I have with Fallout 3 is the fact its MUCH more difficult to play a non-combatant then it should be. Still I do like "VATS" just because it pulls away from the FPS/Elderscrolls feel quite well.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Tiammat on November 04, 2008, 01:44:06 pm
Playing 'Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones'.

Now on chapter 15.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 05, 2008, 07:16:50 pm
Playing 'Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones'.

Now on chapter 15.
I love that game.  Although it's the only Fire Emblem game I've played.  Ross for the win!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 05, 2008, 08:52:15 pm
So I'm wanting to play something where I can make my own kingdom and expand it. Civilization looks like the answer anyone played it? If so is it extremely challenging for beginners?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on November 06, 2008, 08:17:08 am
So I'm wanting to play something where I can make my own kingdom and expand it. Civilization looks like the answer anyone played it? If so is it extremely challenging for beginners?

no idea on that line of games, but there is also Caesar iii, pharaoh, Zeus, emperor for the old school games, Caesar iv for a newer one...not sure if those are your type, Civilization is a different breed of the same species, one that I never liked.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 06, 2008, 09:55:13 am
Isn't Black & White also in that line of thinking? idk as I usually don't go for that genre at all...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on November 06, 2008, 10:41:43 am
yea that has some city building things going on in there.  i prefered the first one over the 2nd one.
but it doesn't feel like you are building a kingdom really...at least to me. 
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on November 06, 2008, 01:14:52 pm
Pocket Monsters Platinum
Rockman 3
Rockman 2
Baten Kaitos Origins

Man, BKO is awesome.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on November 08, 2008, 01:50:43 am
Dot Hack Mutation and System Shock 2

EDIT: dot hack games are awesome but I cannot get then anymore. The one I'm playing is part 2 and is from 2003.
I also finish GU series they are the best.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 08, 2008, 01:56:06 am
.Hack has games?  I just though it had manga, novels, and maybe an anime.  My sister has read a ton of the novels.  I haven't gotten around to it.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 08, 2008, 11:50:26 am
I'm fairly sure there are a shitton of .Hack games...whenever I've seen their boxes & looked at them though I get Phantasy Star Online flashbacks and start to convulse in the stores...

And, really, I think this topic should be more than just popping in to list w/e it is you're playing. Leave some comments or something, dudes. Try not to make it so spammy (I know it's hard with this kind of thread)...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 08, 2008, 02:54:57 pm
I'm fairly sure there are a shitton of .Hack games...whenever I've seen their boxes & looked at them though I get Phantasy Star Online flashbacks and start to convulse in the stores...

And, really, I think this topic should be more than just popping in to list w/e it is you're playing. Leave some comments or something, dudes. Try not to make it so spammy (I know it's hard with this kind of thread)...

Yeah I was thinking more of a game suggestion or beware of thread when I made it. If you can think of a better name you can edit the title.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 08, 2008, 03:34:56 pm
I think that makes enough sense...people should automatically know not to spam it up, really (the only thing I would add would be "(Just Don't Spam It Up)", really)...

Now that I've derailed conversation...did I mention in this thread that I finally sat down and went through Battle Network V and am working on BNVI? So far there's a lot of playing as other Navis other than Megaman, which kind of breaks up the monotony, but you can't access their NaviCust screen (which is STUPID) and sometimes the Navi just kinda sucks (Dustman), which makes me want to play the other version to see if that have been a better choice...but w/e...too late now...I think this might be the first one where I've gotten Megaman's HP over 1000 legit, too...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 08, 2008, 06:20:57 pm
I've been playing the X series again. I seem to suck really bad at the games tho. X3 has induced several instances where I wanted to smack myself with one the large duke xbox controllers. This is kind of off topic but does anyone know any good Megaman communities? I googled for some fan sites but they all sucked.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: teaflower on November 08, 2008, 06:58:20 pm
Super Mario Sunshine is one of the worst games to get a kick on. Some of the shines are really hard to get (WHAT?! I have to clean up this beach in 3 minutes? WHAT?! I have to find a hidden passageway? WHAT?! Red coins on water plus fast moving things equals shine? WHAT?! Impossible secret thing?) and you just need to keep doing it.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 08, 2008, 07:00:36 pm
Quote from: Jutty
This is kind of off topic but does anyone know any good Megaman communities? I googled for some fan sites but they all sucked.

I'd hate to say GameFAQs, so I won't.

So, what about Capcom-unity (http://www.capcom-unity.com/mega_man) (I almost did a spit-take reading that url)?

There are probably tons of crappy fan sites out there to sift through, so why not try out the official?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on November 09, 2008, 01:24:51 pm
I've been playing the X series again. I seem to suck really bad at the games tho. X3 has induced several instances where I wanted to smack myself with one the large duke xbox controllers. This is kind of off topic but does anyone know any good Megaman communities? I googled for some fan sites but they all sucked.

Good lord I'm horrible at the X series. Managed to complete Maverick Hunter X really quickly, but it was still frustrating. X4 is RIDICULOUS. I have no idea how you're expected to even learn to dodge the various shit thrown at you in the levels.

Don't get me started on the non-canon X6 through 8. I still have yet to play 6, but 7 is awful, and 8 is, despite looking absolutely lovely and being presented really well, is evil. Check out the level 'Inferno' sometime on youtube and watch for the room with the spikes. It's laughably hard. The annoying thing is X8 is so cool and fun, yet some levels will really drive you up the wall.

Super Mario Sunshine is one of the worst games to get a kick on. Some of the shines are really hard to get (WHAT?! I have to clean up this beach in 3 minutes? WHAT?! I have to find a hidden passageway? WHAT?! Red coins on water plus fast moving things equals shine? WHAT?! Impossible secret thing?) and you just need to keep doing it.

Agreed. Everything in Sirena Beach exists to claw away at your patience. The thing with the giant manta ray and having to clean the beach in 3 minutes? Nothing compared to the shit you have to do to find a fucking pineapple for Yoshi in a later Shine there. Some of the 'Shadow Mario' FLUDD-less levels had me throwing controllers.

Oh yeah, the blooper surfing, as you mentioned. Ow.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 09, 2008, 01:43:47 pm
I beat X1 last night for the first time. I remember when I was younger playing and never being able to beat Sigma. This time I got the Hadoken capsule and killed Sigma's dog and Sigma in 1 shot. It wouldn't work on his 2nd form tho :(. However it was really easy having 4 sub tanks full and all the upgrades I imagine you could only die if you really tried to like standing in the flame blasts or something. I'm starting on x2 now. The only ones I can't play are 7 and 8 because I gave my PS2 to my friend. Anyway maybe I can emulate it I dunno. My pc is not that great :P.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Yourgingerestfan on November 09, 2008, 05:38:03 pm
Im currently playing :

Dream of mirror Online (gametribe version)
Eternal sonata ps3
Valkyria chronicles ps3
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on November 16, 2008, 01:32:41 am
I've been playing the X series again. I seem to suck really bad at the games tho. X3 has induced several instances where I wanted to smack myself with one the large duke xbox controllers. This is kind of off topic but does anyone know any good Megaman communities? I googled for some fan sites but they all sucked.

Good lord I'm horrible at the X series. Managed to complete Maverick Hunter X really quickly, but it was still frustrating. X4 is RIDICULOUS. I have no idea how you're expected to even learn to dodge the various shit thrown at you in the levels.

Don't get me started on the non-canon X6 through 8. I still have yet to play 6, but 7 is awful, and 8 is, despite looking absolutely lovely and being presented really well, is evil. Check out the level 'Inferno' sometime on youtube and watch for the room with the spikes. It's laughably hard. The annoying thing is X8 is so cool and fun, yet some levels will really drive you up the wall.


I finished all X series but I really suck at Normal Rockman. I couldn't even finish 1, the only one which I was able to beat was 8 and I was extremely hard. If you get all the armor part in x the game is quite easy.
Yeah I really suck at normal ones I took me ages to finish the demo of 9 xD
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Captain B on November 16, 2008, 02:17:53 am
I've been playing Megaman collection for GC. I'm wiiless, so no Megaman 9.   I will pull out Twilight Princess for GC though and screw around with Action Replay. Spinner is much more fun  when you can fly and zoom around like a UFO. or Top Man.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 18, 2008, 04:23:58 pm
That's my situation too.  Mega man 1-8 on GC no Wii so no 9.  So far I've BEATEN 1,2,4, AND 8.  I have 8 on PS1 too.  8 was hard at first.  Now I've beaten it liken 6 times.  In comparison to the others it's almost pathetic.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on November 18, 2008, 04:45:52 pm
That's my situation too.  Mega man 1-8 on GC no Wii so no 9.  So far I've BEATEN 1,2,4, AND 8.  I have 8 on PS1 too.  8 was hard at first.  Now I've beaten it liken 6 times.  In comparison to the others it's almost pathetic.

That's why is the only one I have beaten.  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 19, 2008, 06:54:05 am
Maybe I am just a big baby, but Left 4 Dead scares the crap out of me. Also NXE just released :P
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 19, 2008, 09:31:27 am
I played Call of Duty: World At War on DS & found it to be pretty good..It would be vastly better if my computer had sound, though...I might even ditch it because of that (I'm also kind of not sure when it saves...)...Some of the mini-game things to do things like disable mines (neat), fire mortar (difficult to judge what's happening at long ranges) & sending morse code (not too hard, kind of neat) were interesting diversions (I guess there are more) from the main action...Mostly though it makes me miss being able to play a real FPS on PC...no offense to this version which I would love to carry around if I actually had a DS...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Fireseal on November 20, 2008, 10:41:01 pm
Anyone else here like to play Silent Hill when you are home alone, late at night, the only light source is coming from your screen and taken Red Bull? *twitch*
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on November 20, 2008, 11:37:55 pm
Anyone else here like to play Silent Hill when you are home alone, late at night, the only light source is coming from your screen and taken Red Bull? *twitch*
It's been ages since I don't do that. lol I need to get homecoming and 3. And finish 2 yet.
But for now I stick with 4 that the scariest one.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on November 25, 2008, 11:50:09 am
They have announced the Construction Set for Fallout 3...maybe there is hope.

I still refuse to play until some decent mods come out.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on November 25, 2008, 01:56:26 pm
If you have a 360 you should rent it, then decide on whether or not to get it.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 25, 2008, 06:04:23 pm
I just finished Megaman Zero, Capcom's demon child. Seriously, this game is one of the most difficult I've ever played. Love the storyline though, and I'm off to look for the second installment now. There's 4 in the series.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on November 26, 2008, 04:29:58 am
I just finished Megaman Zero, Capcom's demon child. Seriously, this game is one of the most difficult I've ever played. Love the storyline though, and I'm off to look for the second installment now. There's 4 in the series.

All good, by the way. Three is my favorite.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: placidchap on November 26, 2008, 08:11:07 am
If you have a 360 you should rent it, then decide on whether or not to get it.

'fraid I don't have a 360, or any console for that matter.

course being the "close minded" person I am, playing fallout on a console or that fact that it can be played on a console says that the game is subpar compared to cRPGs...

meh, whatever.  i am going to go sulk in a corner.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 26, 2008, 03:31:08 pm
I'm working through FFTA2 and...oh dammit, I'm stuck on LoZ: PH, I need to go look for a FAQ...stupid ghost ship nonsense...V_V

You still stuck? I have a Player's Guide if you are.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 26, 2008, 04:04:13 pm
Actually, I gave up & moved on to newer & better games since then...I may go back to Phantom Hourglass some day, but for now my days are filled with Chrono Trigger & Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (I just edited all the teams to NFL teams...though not players yet, which I would totally need some kind of FAQ or something to do completely...V_V)...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 26, 2008, 07:56:24 pm
I just started playing through Super maria 64 DS again.  And I've also been brushing up on SSBM.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Schala Zeal on November 26, 2008, 07:57:30 pm
Wrath of the Lich King, just got my death knight to 73 last night.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 26, 2008, 09:01:50 pm
Actually, I gave up & moved on to newer & better games since then...I may go back to Phantom Hourglass some day, but for now my days are filled with Chrono Trigger & Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (I just edited all the teams to NFL teams...though not players yet, which I would totally need some kind of FAQ or something to do completely...V_V)...

If you're still stuck in PH, lemme know where you are in the game and what the last objective you completed was.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on November 26, 2008, 10:18:04 pm
Currently playing through Chrono Trigger DS while allowing my Fable 2 character to make lots and lots of monies.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 26, 2008, 10:40:44 pm
Currently Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger DS, and Ace Combat 04.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 27, 2008, 12:29:31 am
If you have a 360 you should rent it, then decide on whether or not to get it.

'fraid I don't have a 360, or any console for that matter.

course being the "close minded" person I am, playing fallout on a console or that fact that it can be played on a console says that the game is subpar compared to cRPGs...

meh, whatever.  i am going to go sulk in a corner.

Clearly nothing good has ever came from consoles  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 27, 2008, 12:43:55 am
Currently Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger DS, and Ace Combat 04.

Sarge, you are 2/3 lucky.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on November 27, 2008, 06:50:26 am
Chrono Trigger DS
Baten Katios Origins
Persona 3 FES
Valkyrie Profile Covenant of the Plume (Japanese version)

The new VP is surprisingly good, despite being a little bit of a break away from the norm.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 27, 2008, 09:11:36 am
Actually, I gave up & moved on to newer & better games since then...I may go back to Phantom Hourglass some day, but for now my days are filled with Chrono Trigger & Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (I just edited all the teams to NFL teams...though not players yet, which I would totally need some kind of FAQ or something to do completely...V_V)...

If you're still stuck in PH, lemme know where you are in the game and what the last objective you completed was.

I believe I was supposed to follow the ghost ship into the second map and I did, but then after following it for a bit on that map I got sent back...I think I might be supposed to go to some island on the first map (which I had already gone to before I followed the ghost ship) or something, but I'm not sure & didn't care enough to try before...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 27, 2008, 09:48:36 am
Currently Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger DS, and Ace Combat 04.

Sarge, you are 2/3 lucky.

And why is that?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on November 27, 2008, 10:08:28 am
I would say that Ace Combat is the odd man out, but only because I know its not an RPG and I never played any of the games (is it an RTS series...? I'm not even all that familiar with it)...though personally SD3>SD2, so I'd say you were only 1/3 lucky, myself...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 27, 2008, 10:38:39 am
Currently Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger DS, and Ace Combat 04.

Sarge, you are 2/3 lucky.

And why is that?

B/c I like SoM and CT (second one is obvious, seeing as I'm here), duh.

Actually, I gave up & moved on to newer & better games since then...I may go back to Phantom Hourglass some day, but for now my days are filled with Chrono Trigger & Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (I just edited all the teams to NFL teams...though not players yet, which I would totally need some kind of FAQ or something to do completely...V_V)...

If you're still stuck in PH, lemme know where you are in the game and what the last objective you completed was.

I believe I was supposed to follow the ghost ship into the second map and I did, but then after following it for a bit on that map I got sent back...I think I might be supposed to go to some island on the first map (which I had already gone to before I followed the ghost ship) or something, but I'm not sure & didn't care enough to try before...

After following the Ghost Ship and being sent back, go back to Molida Island and look around. Once you have the shovel, dig near the trees. You'll find a hole that will let you continue.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: teaflower on November 27, 2008, 11:31:37 am
Right now, I've gone on a massive, and I mean MASSIVE, Pokemon Crystal kick. In about two weeks I've gone through the Land of Johto, am training for the Elite Four (or Five, depending on if you count the champion), am trying to get that damn Eevee to turn into an Espeon (not going too well), and have solved the three slidy puzzles of the Ruins of Alph. Now I'm hunting down Raikou and figuring out when the bloody train will be here so I can go to Saffron.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on November 27, 2008, 11:54:53 am
teaflower, you should try out the FireRed hack called ShinyGold, it's a really awesome attempt at remaking the Johto games for the GBA.

You can get your Eevee a haircut in the Goldenrod underground path (a salon in a dodgy path under the city is completely logical) every day, which improves its happiness. Also, you can use the weakest healing items (Potions, Berries, etc.) when it's low on health so that you're able to use multiple and get a higher happiness. Don't forgot checking with the Goldenrod woman who tells you how happy your Pokemon are, and make sure to save your game a lot in case Eevee happens to evolve during night instead of day.

Oh, and the train isn't working till you go and solve that sidequest in Kanto.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 27, 2008, 12:02:29 pm
Pokemon Crystal was the best in the series. I don't think I ever got more playtime out of a game, save for ToS. Months upon Months of my childhood are now owned by Nintendo.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 27, 2008, 12:14:16 pm
Right now, I've gone on a massive, and I mean MASSIVE, Pokemon Crystal kick. In about two weeks I've gone through the Land of Johto, am training for the Elite Four (or Five, depending on if you count the champion), am trying to get that damn Eevee to turn into an Espeon (not going too well), and have solved the three slidy puzzles of the Ruins of Alph. Now I'm hunting down Raikou and figuring out when the bloody train will be here so I can go to Saffron.

You should try and pwn Ash while you're at it. And look it up on GameFAQs for when the Train arrives. More than likely it's there.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 27, 2008, 12:24:28 pm
You should try and pwn Ash while you're at it. And look it up on GameFAQs for when the Train arrives. More than likely it's there.

That is not Ash, his name is Red. Ash does not exist.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: teaflower on November 27, 2008, 01:24:31 pm
Hell yeah to the Red. No Ash. He sucks.

I've been going to the salon and only saving until it says, 'Rejoice ((my Eevee)) looks delighted!'.  I don't settle for 'Rejoice looks a little happier' or 'Rejoice looks happy.'. As for the healing items, I've been trying to keep him from fainting. I hear that makes them not happy.

Great. Now I HAVE to defeat the Elite or else I'm screwed and can't get to the heart of the Kanto. As for Red, he's a LONG WAYS away from me. I'm at level 34. I'm pretty sure he's somewhere in the 70s. *cowers in fright*

I probably will have to check out ShinyGold. I'll need my flashdrive for it, as Mouse lacks Internet and I won't play it on my mom's Compie.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 27, 2008, 03:23:03 pm
You should try and pwn Ash while you're at it. And look it up on GameFAQs for when the Train arrives. More than likely it's there.

That is not Ash, his name is Red. Ash does not exist.

All right, Raiden, back to MGS with you.

In any case it doesn't matter what you call him.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 27, 2008, 03:49:27 pm
Yes it does matter, his name is Red.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 27, 2008, 04:16:45 pm
You should try and pwn Ash while you're at it. And look it up on GameFAQs for when the Train arrives. More than likely it's there.

That is not Ash, his name is Red. Ash does not exist.

All right, Raiden, back to MGS with you.

In any case it doesn't matter what you call him.

Too cool, for Pokemon character names ehh?  :lol:

Edit: Jesus 75.667 posts per day Shadow... really come on now.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on November 27, 2008, 06:33:15 pm
You should try and pwn Ash while you're at it. And look it up on GameFAQs for when the Train arrives. More than likely it's there.

That is not Ash, his name is Red. Ash does not exist.

All right, Raiden, back to MGS with you.

In any case it doesn't matter what you call him.

Ash is the anime protagonist's name.

Red is the game's protagonist's name. Also the ongoing manga protagonist's name.

The manga is awesome, far more serious and deep than the anime, and follows the games, by the way, which is neat. Satoshi Tajiri even said the manga is the closest possible story to his actual image when he came up with the game... very cool.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 27, 2008, 08:07:21 pm
Edit: Jesus 75.667 posts per day Shadow... really come on now.

If you say it's spamming, I'll say this. I'm not spamming, I'm just seriously active. Hell, I don't even post on all the boards and in all the threads. However, I serious activity once got me the BanHammer on a Yu-Gi-Oh! forum one.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 27, 2008, 08:31:52 pm
No, but it's just very surprising. That's hours of browsing a forum.


... I am SO PROUD.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 27, 2008, 08:49:20 pm
No, but it's just very surprising. That's hours of browsing a forum.


... I am SO PROUD.

I do other things too.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 28, 2008, 01:40:33 am
My hours spent browsing are ridiculous. I always leave this, myspace, and xbox-scene open in tabs and just leave my pc on.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 28, 2008, 01:45:33 am
My hours spent browsing are ridiculous. I always leave this, myspace, and xbox-scene open in tabs and just leave my pc on.

 :shock:

Wow.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 28, 2008, 04:53:34 am
I've officially hit the 24 hour mark for my total time spent lurking on /b/.

4chan owns one day of my life.

Oh... God.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 28, 2008, 10:16:14 am
I've officially hit the 24 hour mark for my total time spent lurking on /b/.

4chan owns one day of my life.

Oh... God.

Ever been to Encyclopedia Dramatica?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on November 28, 2008, 11:48:41 am
I've officially hit the 24 hour mark for my total time spent lurking on /b/.

4chan owns one day of my life.

Oh... God.

Ever been to Encyclopedia Dramatica?

That site is a sickening, racist, biggoted abomination.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 28, 2008, 12:59:25 pm
Edit: Jesus 75.667 posts per day Shadow... really come on now.

If you say it's spamming, I'll say this. I'm not spamming, I'm just seriously active. Hell, I don't even post on all the boards and in all the threads. However, I serious activity once got me the BanHammer on a Yu-Gi-Oh! forum one.

Anyway back on topic. I been playing Guitar Hero world tour and am stuck on a song. It's making me want to shatter the guitar and stab myself with the broken pieces.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 29, 2008, 12:24:59 am
(Sorry for taking this back off-topic but I needed to mention this.

I've officially hit the 24 hour mark for my total time spent lurking on /b/.

4chan owns one day of my life.

Oh... God.

Ever been to Encyclopedia Dramatica?

That site is a sickening, racist, biggoted abomination.

Agreed. I asked b/c Anon raided a friend of mine's GF. Search "Rememberance-the-fox" on that site for what they say about it. When I saw it, and heard her side, I was pissed, and made the pic below in response. Now I'm waiting for the chance to put it in.

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/7750/explaintocaptainfalcontb8.jpg)

Yeah, it should be obvious by now.

YOU DO NOT FUCK WITH MY FRIENDS.

That is all.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 29, 2008, 03:58:23 pm
(Sorry for taking this back off-topic but I needed to mention this.

I've officially hit the 24 hour mark for my total time spent lurking on /b/.

4chan owns one day of my life.

Oh... God.

Ever been to Encyclopedia Dramatica?

That site is a sickening, racist, biggoted abomination.

Agreed. I asked b/c Anon raided a friend of mine's GF. Search "Rememberance-the-fox" on that site for what they say about it. When I saw it, and heard her side, I was pissed, and made the pic below in response. Now I'm waiting for the chance to put it in.

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/7750/explaintocaptainfalcontb8.jpg)

Yeah, it should be obvious by now.

YOU DO NOT FUCK WITH MY FRIENDS.

That is all.

B-b...B-B-B...


BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.


Quite obviously you don't seem to be aware of the fact that everything on ED is purely satirical. It's not to be taken seriously, we just do it for the lulz. And also, any internet users/regular people who have a page written for them deserved it. Yes, we make many racist jokes and are deemed quite offensive, but we aren't saying them for the sake of insulting a culture (Except Mormons. We hate Mormons.), we're saying them for our own amusement.

Furries suck.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 29, 2008, 05:33:02 pm
I know, but she was left very upset when she got raided. Hell, her BF refuses to return to DeviantART out of fear of more flames.

BTW, you forgot something.

THE INTERNET IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. (haha disregard that he sucks COCKS) :lol:

SD: Ugh, finally managed to get it right.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on November 29, 2008, 05:39:46 pm
Just stop with the huge font and pointless posts already.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 29, 2008, 06:41:29 pm
Just stop with the huge font and pointless posts already.

I concur. No offense, but there's no need to respnd to every damned post. Most of the posts you make just consist of add-ons to someone else's post, most of them not even over one line. If you don't have anything worthwhile to contribute, you don't need to post.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on November 29, 2008, 07:40:09 pm
I know, but she was left very upset when she got raided. Hell, her BF refuses to return to DeviantART out of fear of more flames.

BTW, you forgot something.

THE INTERNET IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. (haha disregard that he sucks COCKS) :lol:

SD: Ugh, finally managed to get it right.

I'm pretty sure that no one is scared of flames, also stop derailing the topic.

Anyone played Lost Odyssey? I've played about 2 hours so far and I really love it so far. The only gripe about it is you don't use armor in the game. Which is very minor. I love the story so far and the fact that you get to play with Immortals. Immortals will revive themselves with no items when they are ko'd if your humans can survive long enough.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on November 29, 2008, 07:55:18 pm
CTDS
Qix (old arcade game)
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 29, 2008, 08:08:26 pm
I've heard of Lost Odyssey, but I haven't picked it up yet. I'd be excited to get my hands on a new RPG, though.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on November 29, 2008, 08:45:06 pm
I enjoyed Lost Odyssey; I think the equipment, skills, and ring system are all solid systems. I just didn't get very far, since I found so much of it to be too depressing.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on November 29, 2008, 09:09:26 pm
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles.

Good stuff. I fight Drac in all three games whenever I can. I'd love to play the SNES Dracula X and fight Drac in one of the best Drac fights in all of Castlevania.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Magus22 on December 01, 2008, 07:05:32 pm
Finished playing SoulCalibur IV with all honors...

Currently playing Warriors Orochi 2 to finish that off... and I have several other games that are sealed and never opened that are just waiting to be played, but I have yet the time nor patience to start over 5+ new games at the same time, even a little every day. I like to just play one game and finish it, then move to the next.

And now that CT DS is out, I REALLY want to replay CT and CC ASAP
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 01, 2008, 11:07:08 pm
I just want someone to come to my place, help me set up this PS2 I got from my sis-in-law, and beat the Hi-Ho Tank in CC for me. I could never beat it myself.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 02, 2008, 12:01:37 am
I just want someone to come to my place, help me set up this PS2 I got from my sis-in-law, and beat the Hi-Ho Tank in CC for me. I could never beat it myself.

Plug the PS2 into a power outlet, then connect the Red,White, and Yellow cables to the corresponding ports on the television.

Go grinding/leveling and buy a bunch of green elements, and put a yellow innate and green innate character in your party along with Serge.

Problems solved.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: MagilsugaM on December 02, 2008, 12:02:10 am
NOW:
    PS2:Warriors Orochi 2-Dream Mode
           Bully
    PS3: Burnout Paradise
            Ninja Gaide Sigma
    PSx: Resident Evil 2
    PSP: N+

For some reason RE2 won't same the game on my PS2 I checl the memory card but I works fine with other psx games.  :?  
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: justin3009 on December 02, 2008, 12:05:20 am
Actually not playing anything...I need to find a new game ~_~
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 02, 2008, 10:51:22 am
I just want someone to come to my place, help me set up this PS2 I got from my sis-in-law, and beat the Hi-Ho Tank in CC for me. I could never beat it myself.

Plug the PS2 into a power outlet, then connect the Red,White, and Yellow cables to the corresponding ports on the television.

Go grinding/leveling and buy a bunch of green elements, and put a yellow innate and green innate character in your party along with Serge.

Problems solved.

Only problem was that I couldn't leave Water Dragon Isle to get what I might need for it. I'd always get...

Quote from: Random party member (obviously not Serge)
We can't let them do this. We have to save the fairies!

I was stuck there and didn't want to start a new game and undo all that hard work.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 02, 2008, 09:47:56 pm
Mother 3, I am playing.
Sorry Yoda.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 02, 2008, 11:09:23 pm
Friend of mine has the Fan Translation by Mato. I wish I could play it on this laptop.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 02, 2008, 11:29:15 pm
It's good...

But not nearly as good as Chrono Trigger.
actually, My post is inaccurate as I pretty much stopped playing M3 when CTDS came out, so...
I still have an acc. on Starmen. net.
No one liked me though, lol
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 03, 2008, 04:52:35 pm
Dammit all, my Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff save got corrupted because I had to restart while it was mid-save...I tried really hard to make all of their uniforms look like the NFL teams, too! Though it was ridiculous with the logos...V_V

I know most of them I didn't do great with, though...Some of them were in Home & some were in Away, anyways...Maybe I'll start over with a better team & edit things by looking up the uniforms on Wikipedia or Google or something...I was playing as "Seattle" for some stupid reason (but still kicking ass because it's so much like original TSB)...*le sigh*

EDIT: The wikipedia entries for all the NFL teams is actually pretty cool and had pictures for several uniforms each. I'm also playing Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon!! It's pretty freakin sweet besides the fact that I can't read the introductory scenes...all those things tell you is where people are going or doing or whatever anyways...I can read all the character interaction regular stuff fine...Hooray Europe, you finally got one early! Have a party.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 04, 2008, 09:43:54 am
I still have an acc. on Starmen. net.

I remember when they sent a video message to Nintendo, using Giygas as a BG and Anon's message to the Church of $cientology's leaders as a template. It was awesome. I'm still a bit sore at Anon for Trisha Aurora, as her grief that they raided her is SERIOUS BUSINESS, but they have their good moments. They need to raid Jack Thompson soon. He's been disbarred already, so he can't do shit to us.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: tripehound on December 04, 2008, 09:19:39 pm
Currently playing, in no particular order:

CTDS
Tecmo Bowl Kickoff (will eventually re-create the teams as they were in TSB for the NES. Once the game will let me, that is.  :x)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV
Advance Wars (all iterations)
Dragon Ball Origins (a DB game that doesn't totally suck. Woo!)
Red Baron 3D

There are others, but that sums up the last week or so for me.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 04, 2008, 09:41:46 pm
Persona 3 FES
Baten Kaitos Origins
Final Fantasy Tactics A2
Dragon Ball Origins

Advance Wars (all iterations)

I love those games~.

Dragon Ball Origins (a DB game that doesn't totally suck. Woo!)

Advance Adventure was good, too! DBO is awesome, though.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 04, 2008, 09:59:26 pm
Crap, I forgot. Did I mention I'm playing Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin? I know I mentioned DXC. I pwned the Nest Of Evil and got Greatest Five. Now I'm trying to beat Legion as Jonathan on Hard Mode Max LV 01, and as Rich(i)ter on Hard Mode Max LV 50.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: The Entity on December 04, 2008, 10:13:58 pm
Currently playing CTDS, and that's all at the moment.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 04, 2008, 10:17:35 pm
Lucky!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 04, 2008, 10:39:51 pm
Screw you guys and your new games, I'm playing the SUPER MEGASON IV! (http://www.afrotechmods.com/groovy/review/megason/firingsquad.htm)
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 05, 2008, 12:29:55 am
He's lucky for playing CTDS?
I guess I'm lucky too.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 05, 2008, 12:30:49 am
Only because I don't get CTDS until X-Mas.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Fireseal on December 05, 2008, 09:54:40 am
I'm STILL on my first run of Chrono Trigger: DS...

Playing StarOcean: First Departure, it's a bit boring but I'm waiting to play its sequel coming this January.

As well as BioShock... That little girl f**king freaks me out. I always feel better on the inside when I choose to Harvest(kill) her for more ADAM(the equivalent of MP for those who haven't played BioShock).
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Temporal Knight on December 05, 2008, 10:22:28 pm
I'm on my first run on CTDS as well, taking my time to get every item I can and level up for an advantage over Lavos. I'm currently at The Fated Hour.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 06, 2008, 09:13:43 pm
Finally, after who knows how long, I've finally reobtained Ace Combat 5, and now I'm playing it. But I think there is a glitch in Mission 5. Nothing to ruin the game, but it's just weird.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 07, 2008, 12:56:47 am
Nothing, I'm grounded and will get in trouble if caught on computer.
OH SHI
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Nast on December 08, 2008, 02:03:07 pm
I'm playing my first run of Chrono Trigger on the PS, as well as Star Ocean First Departure and Twilight Princess.
Chrono Trigger's brilliant. Star Ocean's nothing special. And Twilight Princess is better than I expected.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 08, 2008, 04:00:36 pm
Twilight Princess was an excellent game. All sorts of shit came up in that game that I was not expecting, like the Master Sword minigame, and the Hidden Skills.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 08, 2008, 04:39:05 pm
I started on Mega man 3.  I somehow managed to beat 3 out of 4 of the doc robots without much trouble.  I'm having a hard time with the one on needle man's level where you fight Air man and Crash man.  I keep on forgetting about E tanks.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 08, 2008, 04:40:40 pm
Wait, you fight AirMan and CrashMan on NeedleMan's level? WTF?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on December 08, 2008, 07:48:55 pm
Resident Evil 5 is pretty rad, the realistic reactions from the certain parts of the infected persons body is amazing to watch in motion. It's just a demo but I can't wait for the full release.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: chrono eric on December 08, 2008, 08:17:26 pm
Just finished playing through CT and CC again, trying to decide another RPG to start. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 08, 2008, 08:20:54 pm
Wait, you fight AirMan and CrashMan on NeedleMan's level? WTF?
You've never heard of the Doc robots?  In MM3, after you beat the first 8 bosses, you have to go through 4 more levels.  Changed versions of Spark man, Gemini man, Needle man, and Shadow man.  In each of them you fight two MM 2 bosses.  Needle man is the hardest one. 
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 08, 2008, 08:55:07 pm
Twilight Princess is very under-rated.
But it is ridiculously easy.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 08, 2008, 09:00:00 pm
Just finished playing through CT and CC again, trying to decide another RPG to start. Any suggestions?


Persona 3 FES, if you have a PS2. The Star Ocean and Tales series are great, too. Check out Baten Kaitos if you want something with a different style.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 08, 2008, 09:06:29 pm
Twilight Princess ... is ridiculously easy.

BLASPHEMER!!! :evil:
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 08, 2008, 09:06:44 pm
Just finished playing through CT and CC again, trying to decide another RPG to start. Any suggestions?


Have you played the Mother series? ( other wise known as Earthbound.)
Earthbound is a SNES game, Mother 1 is a Japanese only game, as with Mother 3. But Mother 1 and 3 were translated, Mother 3 recently. Try Starmen.net for more info

(Starmen pales in comparison to this website though!)
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 08, 2008, 10:50:51 pm
Twilight Princess ... is ridiculously easy.

BLASPHEMER!!! :evil:

He didn't say it was bad or anything... Easy it is, though. I prefer Triforce of the Gods/A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, Majora's Mask.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shee on December 08, 2008, 10:51:52 pm
Earthbound was awesome.  Just started up Oblivion again on PC for the whateveritisnowteenth time, alas it's still fun.  I played the original Ninja Gaiden not too long ago, man how you could beat that game in one sitting is crazy to think about now!!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 08, 2008, 11:06:04 pm
A friend of mine has the Fan Translation of MOTHER 3 that Mato made.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 08, 2008, 11:38:39 pm
(Lol I fail at quotes)

Quote from: Pyt Fumv
I prefer Triforce of the Gods/A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, Majora's Mask.

I agree, LTTP is my personal favorite, but really, I love all zelda games.


There ya go, I fixed your quote for ya...Y'know, it's really not difficult, though...there's a lil "Quote" button by each person's post for easy access...If you just wanna know how the tags look, though, now you can just click "Edit" on this post to see what it looks like (in fact, if you hit "Quote" on anyone's post that uses tags you're unfamiliar with, you'll be able to see the tags...quite a useful lil button, really)...
                                                                                                                                                     ~V_Translanka

Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 09, 2008, 02:25:40 pm
Got my DS back yesterday. I think you all know what that means.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 09, 2008, 02:57:37 pm
Got my DS back yesterday. I think you all know what that means.

sexy time Corno Trigga! Have fun~.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: The Black Wind on December 09, 2008, 04:28:28 pm
HyperNerd is right. Twilight Princess was so easy it was embarrassing, especially the final boss. On my second playthrough I avoided collecting any hearts, and still got to the end of the game without dying. Of course, I can't actually prove this since unlike its predecessors, TP does not keep track of how many times you've died... But still, it's not even difficult. Try it sometime.

And oh yeah, I'm currently playing:

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 09, 2008, 09:14:22 pm
Oy, I think you guys are taking me the wrong way.
I love Twilight Princess, its just easy.
It's still ridiculously fun, I especially like sniping pigs with my bow and arrow on the Eldin bridge.
But, once again, Chrono Trigger is much, MUCH better.
(But i'm sure we all agree, or we'd be on a different website.)
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 10, 2008, 02:12:37 am
Can't be much easier than Phantom Hourglass.  It's too easy and too short.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 10, 2008, 08:33:42 am
I disagree, Delta. Take into account how much time you spend either in dungeons, or on the high seas. The one place I've spent the most of my gameplay time is the Temple Of The Ocean King, since it's hard to remember what to do next unless you have the guide. I have the guide myself, but I hardly use it, since the next task usually presents itself given enough time.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 10, 2008, 03:07:14 pm
I disagree, Delta. Take into account how much time you spend either in dungeons, or on the high seas. The one place I've spent the most of my gameplay time is the Temple Of The Ocean King, since it's hard to remember what to do next unless you have the guide. I have the guide myself, but I hardly use it, since the next task usually presents itself given enough time.
I don't have the guide.  But I've memorized where to go in there with all the times they make you do it.  And that is like the only place that takes forever to do.  The dungeons are ridiculously short.  I could probably get through the last dungeon in less than half an hour.  And you don't spend very much time at all on the ocean.  Especially if you compare it to Windwaker.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 10, 2008, 03:09:16 pm
As much I like Phantom Hourglass, it felt very watered down from previous installments and... yeah, the Temple of the Ocean King goes without saying.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 10, 2008, 08:18:48 pm
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon continues to kick ass...whenever it comes out wherever you are, you had better buy it so that they remake the other hoard of FE games we didn't get in English!!

Anyways, I greatly enjoyed Minish Cap over Phantom Hourglass (which I still haven't picked up again)...Stylus controls is a (mostly) stupid, pointless & overrated gimmick.

A friend of mine has the Fan Translation of MOTHER 3 that Mato made.

Yeah, pretty much everyone here was playing it when it came out a few weeks ago...I think CTDS interrupted most everyone's playthrough, though (it did to mine anyways...along with Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff & the previously mentioned Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon)...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 10, 2008, 08:27:19 pm
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon continues to kick ass...whenever it comes out wherever you are, you had better buy it so that they remake the other hoard of FE games we didn't get in English!!

Europe got it first! before the US ...And it isn't even out here anywhere I've looked. Weird.

Okay, seems it's out of stock in UK Game stores.

Anyway, I tried out the rom, and er, lost a guy in the tutorial and was gonna reset but I might just go out and buy the game.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Umaro on December 10, 2008, 10:32:18 pm
Before CTDS I was playing Fallout, Gothic, and Anachronox. Now, CTDS has been getting most of my attention with some Guitar Hero World Tour on the side. I just went halves with a friend on Left 4 Dead, though. So I'll probably start putting a lot of interest in that.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Feldschlacht IV on December 10, 2008, 10:43:31 pm
Alundra. How many of you have actually played this gem?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 11, 2008, 01:14:59 am
Europe got it first! before the US ...And it isn't even out here anywhere I've looked. Weird.

Okay, seems it's out of stock in UK Game stores.

Anyway, I tried out the rom, and er, lost a guy in the tutorial and was gonna reset but I might just go out and buy the game.

This is where I would put an oversized pic of something stupid with the word 'phail' (look at that! it's not spelled right, isn't that hip?) under it and a big black boarder. :) Do you lose leveling at all if you skip the tutorial? I don't think I've ever not (double negative...>_>)...

Alundra. How many of you have actually played this gem?

I've actually barely even heard of it...What system was it on...?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Feldschlacht IV on December 11, 2008, 01:29:21 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alundra
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 11, 2008, 02:14:25 am
That's not an answer, that's a hyperlink! Couldn't have just said "Playstation", could you!! Anyways...hey, developed by Matrix Software, the guys behind FFIII DS, FFIV DS & FFIV - The After: Return to the Moon...Gods I hope after FFIV-2 they keep making more FF DS remakes...I needs FFVI DS bad.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 11, 2008, 06:13:18 am
Gods I hope after FFIV-2 they keep making more FF DS remakes...I needs FFVI DS bad.

Same here. The worst part? There's another game to wait for first.

(Not that V's bad or anything, I like it and will love seeing Gilgamesh in 3D, but VI speaks for itself when I say it needs a DS remake)
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 11, 2008, 10:30:52 am
D'you think they can remake FF7 (the original) for PS3 without ruining the game?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 11, 2008, 12:13:46 pm
I doubt it. I was actually hoping they'd rerelease that game on the Virtual Console equivalent on PS3, or PSP. I have neither system, so im not  entirely sure how they work, though.

I'm all retro gamer, and could honestly care less about graphics
(Cross better have understandable graphics, at least.)
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Thought on December 11, 2008, 12:57:29 pm
My newest addiction: Lords of Creation

Its a forum game (on a different forum, obviously), great fun, and utterly addictive (hence why I haven't been around much as of late).
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: The Black Wind on December 11, 2008, 05:50:11 pm
D'you think they can remake FF7 (the original) for PS3 without ruining the game?

They could if I was calling the shots. Since that's obviously not going to happen then no, they can't remake FFVII without ruining it.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 11, 2008, 05:53:56 pm
Do you think they ruined CT by making CTDS? My brother thinks so, or used to think so.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on December 11, 2008, 06:01:33 pm
My newest addiction: Lords of Creation

Its a forum game (on a different forum, obviously), great fun, and utterly addictive (hence why I haven't been around much as of late).
The Avalon Hill game? Well if it is you have good taste, they have never made a bad game that I recall.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 11, 2008, 06:14:00 pm
Do you think they ruined CT by making CTDS? My brother thinks so, or used to think so.

The entire original game is kept, the script is polished, and new areas and items are included. Although the Dalton/shade thing could've been executed a little better, I can't see what's wrong with CTDS.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on December 11, 2008, 06:30:03 pm
D'you think they can remake FF7 (the original) for PS3 without ruining the game?

I believe it will be done eventually possibly after FFXIII. SE is a sucker for easy money. I don't think that they would ruin it. They know it's a huge franchise and that they would be under scrutiny for any changes they make. That could possibly be the reason why we don't have a remake of it yet.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 11, 2008, 06:32:39 pm
I'd say they'll do it after VI, logically.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 11, 2008, 11:27:30 pm
I think they can skip FFV DS & go directly to FFVI DS without too many people complaining...:lol:

D'you think they can remake FF7 (the original) for PS3 without ruining the game?

Since I didn't even really like VII, anything they change could only make it better...I enjoyed AC (didn't play BC~DoC though), after all...Anyways, though VII is easily the best candidate for a PS3 remake, being the most popular, I highly doubt even that will happen...I just don't know how cost-effective a current gen home console remake would be...A PSP remake/enhanced port though I could definitely see happening...I think they should do that will a lot of their PSX games, really...Heck, I bet they could even use some of the 3D models & such from Crisis Core in a PSP remake easy peasy...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 12, 2008, 12:10:05 am
D'you think they can remake FF7 (the original) for PS3 without ruining the game?

No.

Tetsuya Nomura seems to be a whore for his fangirls and Gackt. I don't want to see one of my favorite games turned into a catastrophe like Crisis Core.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 12, 2008, 12:11:37 am
TBH, I think Crisis Core had a good storyline.

1. It shows how Zack got the Buster Sword that he gave Cloud.
2. It shows how Zack met Aerith, Cloud, and Tifa.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Thought on December 12, 2008, 10:59:21 am
The Avalon Hill game? Well if it is you have good taste, they have never made a bad game that I recall.

Maybe. Been playing it on the D&D forums, but both are owned by WotC so I wouldn't be surprised if it was taken from one and adjusted for the other.

D'you think they can remake FF7 (the original) for PS3 without ruining the game?

... that just asks for a snarky comment. But resisting that, I don't see why not. Indeed, there are plenty of parts of the game that could use a remake (the Golden Saucer place thingy, the hordes of minigames, Summon times, etc).
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 12, 2008, 08:32:11 pm
I started a new game of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon! I stopped my other playthrough (the save'll still be there though) and in this one I'm going to try to get the x-Chapters (I have to limit myself to 15 party members on 5 separate occasions!? That's gonna be a lot of intentional sacrificing...V_V)...Maybe I shouldn't even be trying this...>_>
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 12, 2008, 09:44:52 pm
Holy fucking shit there's a new FE out?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 12, 2008, 10:08:04 pm
Holy fucking shit there's a new FE out?

Shadow Dragon for the DS, it's a remake of the first game, starring Marth as the protagonist.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 12, 2008, 10:44:15 pm
Yay! Marth will get an English voice come next SSB!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 12, 2008, 11:35:37 pm
Yay! Marth will get an English voice come next SSB!

Aw, I really like his Japanese voice.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 13, 2008, 12:09:51 am
He talks all fast & purdy.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 13, 2008, 12:46:33 pm
Yeah, but he's such a fuggin' badass, and I can't speak Japanese! Give him an English voice, and it's easier to do an impression of him!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Insane on December 13, 2008, 12:53:49 pm
I'm currently addicted to this old game I dug up out of a box called I-Ninja. Mainly focused on gameplay (It actually has very little plot) and graphics, it is a great game, abeit childish.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Ramsus on December 13, 2008, 01:37:16 pm
I want to play this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Genl242_ZU8
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: HyperNerd on December 13, 2008, 01:53:34 pm
I'm  FINALLY playing Chrono Cross, for the first time, I might add, and I already love it. The simalarities between it and Trigger are already present, and I love it. It is definitely a Chrono game, no matter what anyone says.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: KebreI on December 13, 2008, 03:31:31 pm
I want to play this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Genl242_ZU8

Damn its a Japanese Xbox exclusive.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shee on December 13, 2008, 09:27:23 pm
Ahhhh...I've been playing Zelda II Adventure of Link...Error may be my homeboy but let's just say it's not going well.  I FINALLY finished the first palace and somehow didn't grab the candle when I was in there....so I need to go  back there again.

Awesome.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: The Black Wind on December 14, 2008, 12:43:45 am
D'you think they can remake FF7 (the original) for PS3 without ruining the game?

No.

Tetsuya Nomura seems to be a whore for his fangirls and Gackt. I don't want to see one of my favorite games turned into a catastrophe like Crisis Core.

Catastrophe? Hardly. Dirge of Cerberus was a catastrophe. Crisis Core was the best thing to come out of the entire Compilation. Why did you hate it so much?

And Nomura could do an excellent remake if he wanted to. Look at Re: Chain of Memories for PS2 -- perfect update of the original for GBA. Hopefully he realizes that FFVII needs to be remade for PS3 with the exact same treatment -- nothing more, nothing less.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 14, 2008, 12:56:02 am
I get the feeling he'd do his best to have the battle system switched to more of a real-time one...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 14, 2008, 01:21:11 am
D'you think they can remake FF7 (the original) for PS3 without ruining the game?

No.

Tetsuya Nomura seems to be a whore for his fangirls and Gackt. I don't want to see one of my favorite games turned into a catastrophe like Crisis Core.

Catastrophe? Hardly. Dirge of Cerberus was a catastrophe. Crisis Core was the best thing to come out of the entire Compilation. Why did you hate it so much?

And Nomura could do an excellent remake if he wanted to. Look at Re: Chain of Memories for PS2 -- perfect update of the original for GBA. Hopefully he realizes that FFVII needs to be remade for PS3 with the exact same treatment -- nothing more, nothing less.

Oh, my mistake, I meant Dirge of Cerberus I get all of the billions of sequels and prequels mixed up...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Umaro on December 14, 2008, 04:38:50 pm
Alundra. How many of you have actually played this gem?

Never heard of it, but after you mentioned it, I looked up some youtube videos. Thank you for introducing me to this game; I must acquire it. To the Amazonmobile!
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: BROJ on December 14, 2008, 04:53:50 pm
Alundra. How many of you have actually played this gem?
Played it and beaten it twice. Good gameplay, good graphics, okay sound, but the storyline leaves something to be desired. Overall, definitely worth playing.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on December 14, 2008, 04:55:23 pm
Alundra was pretty good... Alundra II on the other hand... now that was a horrible horrible sequel...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 14, 2008, 10:17:02 pm
I can't believe how good I got at Ace Combat 5 despite not playing it for years. Before, Mission 13 was a nightmare to me, now, passed it on the first try. I know now what I was doing wrong, I had been using the wrong plane all those tries so long ago.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 15, 2008, 08:23:59 am
I guess you were only a lowly lieutenant then. Now that you're a sergeant, you can make better decisions, amirite? :D
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 15, 2008, 08:26:18 am
I had to re-restart Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon because I was killing people off wrong...I had gotten rid of the Paladin in the beginning instead of one of the three Cavaliers (& really, I should have gotten rid of another Cavalier so I could have two Archers, but eff Archers...I'm fine with just the one for now...though I killed the first now so I got the backup...because girl Archers rule! it's been proven scientifically, I think even!)...and in the first restart I had killed off a bunch of people all at once, when I only have to kill off enough people to be under 15 in the actual individual chapters' party prior to the x-Chapters...! I swear this is the last time...! I WILL get through a goddamn FE game finally...and I think my first SRPG in freakin forever too...in fact, FFT might be the only SRPG I've ever actually played all the way through (though to be fair, it was more than once!)...>_<
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 15, 2008, 08:53:06 am
Playing through Persona 3 FES, and I defeated the new boss in CTDS last night. Think I'll finally play through FE Shadow Dragon... Any tips, V_T?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 15, 2008, 09:03:55 am
I'm actually not very far now with all these restarts...The furthest I got in the beginning was Chapter 7...the restart I got to Chapter 4...and now I'm on Chapter 2 or 3...If you have less than 4 party members in Prologue IV you get that second Archer I was talking about (it's a Chapter you have to sacrifice one member of three Cavaliers, a Paladin & another Archer you pick up in that Chapter by talking to him)...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 16, 2008, 03:07:42 am
I just played Chapter 6 again and it turns out I was totally wrong! It's not dependent upon just your current Chapter team, but your overall party that has to be under 15...how troublesome...I'm totally going to forget about the x-Chapters and just play through this time (the Paladin was easily the better choice over the Cavalier, btw)...Keep Cain & Able too since their stat growths should be better than the other Cavalier...I'm not 100% on that, but that seems like how things go in the FE world...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 16, 2008, 02:12:04 pm
Funny, I had thought the missions after the 13 will be hard, but so far the only one that gave me trouble was the 18+.

Although I don't like it when I ran out of missiles. Relying on just the gun is something I'm not good at. I have gotten better though, but not enough to take on small groups of planes with it.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 16, 2008, 02:33:46 pm
I'm actually not very far now with all these restarts...The furthest I got in the beginning was Chapter 7...the restart I got to Chapter 4...and now I'm on Chapter 2 or 3...If you have less than 4 party members in Prologue IV you get that second Archer I was talking about (it's a Chapter you have to sacrifice one member of three Cavaliers, a Paladin & another Archer you pick up in that Chapter by talking to him)...

I just played Chapter 6 again and it turns out I was totally wrong! It's not dependent upon just your current Chapter team, but your overall party that has to be under 15...how troublesome...I'm totally going to forget about the x-Chapters and just play through this time (the Paladin was easily the better choice over the Cavalier, btw)...Keep Cain & Able too since their stat growths should be better than the other Cavalier...I'm not 100% on that, but that seems like how things go in the FE world...

Double poster posted twice.

Did they fix Marth's O.A. to match his later appearances? (SSBM and later)
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: chrono eric on December 16, 2008, 05:28:01 pm
Question: I'm thinking about going and getting an RPG I've never played through before since I'm tired of replaying my old games. I've never played Saga Frontier - is it worth it?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: V_Translanka on December 17, 2008, 12:56:14 am
Double poster posted twice.

Did they fix Marth's O.A. to match his later appearances? (SSBM and later)

I usually overlook double posts as long as they aren't, like, minutes apart & actually add something other than a joke or something otherwise redundant...OA...Original Appearance? I'm not really familiar with the series outside of Blazing Sword & Sacred Stones...

Question: I'm thinking about going and getting an RPG I've never played through before since I'm tired of replaying my old games. I've never played Saga Frontier - is it worth it?

SaGa Frontier is...different, certainly...It's a very hit or miss game (VERY miss for me) for most people...I greatly prefer Live-a-Live, which is similar only in that you get to choose multiple characters whose storylines sorta interweave...SaGa Frontier gets kind of repetitive because every character more or less plays through the same worlds (the FMVs for the inter-city ships are awesome, though...I totally wanted them to make models of them)...SaGa Frontier 2 is better (not really related to 1 as far as I remember), but not by a lot...Pick again.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Jutty on December 17, 2008, 04:18:27 pm
Trying to play through Chrono Cross again, but I keep getting distracted and want to play Xenogears because I've never beat it. So I end up playing for a while and switching and not getting very much progress on either. I keep hearing good things about Xenogears so I guess I'm just wondering if it's really as good as everyone makes it out to be? It just can't seem to hold my attention.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: chrono eric on December 17, 2008, 07:06:09 pm
Thanks V_Translanka. I've heard conflicting things about SaGa Frontier. I guess compared to Chrono Trigger (and Xenogears, see below Jutty) many RPG's just pale in comparison. I have many RPG games that I played and beat once but have no intention of playing again. Like Rogue Galaxy. I mean, it was a pretty decent game (despite having a sub-par story) and it was pretty and enormously fun to play - but I play RPG's for the story and it just didn't deliver for me. Now I'm left trying to find an RPG I haven't played but with a great story since I'm bored with all my old ones.


Trying to play through Chrono Cross again, but I keep getting distracted and want to play Xenogears because I've never beat it. So I end up playing for a while and switching and not getting very much progress on either. I keep hearing good things about Xenogears so I guess I'm just wondering if it's really as good as everyone makes it out to be? It just can't seem to hold my attention.

It is my favorite RPG along with Chrono Trigger. Xenogears takes off slowly, but it's well worth it. That is, only if you like story driven RPGs! It is largely regarded as unfinished and the majority of the second disk relegates forward plot movement to narration by the main characters.  The game starts off very slowly but quickly picks up by the time you get to Bledavik. I found the Deathblow battle system and Gear customization to be very fun as well, especially near the end of the game where due to several likely overlooked programming errors you can get uber-awesome customization that far surpass the "ultimate" Gear parts for sale late in the game.

But the story is really where the game shines, as I'm sure you've heard before. Give it a chance. Xenogears has the deepest and most complicated story of any RPG I've ever played.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 17, 2008, 07:08:12 pm
...OA...Original Appearance?

No. O.A. generally means "Official Art"
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 18, 2008, 01:45:35 pm
I just started Strong bad's cool game for attractive people chapter five.  It's by far the best one.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: chrono eric on December 18, 2008, 07:18:06 pm
I've given up on trying to find a new and simultaneously worthy rpg to spend my time playing. I'll just play Lunar 2 again.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 18, 2008, 09:45:57 pm
I've given up on trying to find a new and simultaneously worthy rpg to spend my time playing. I'll just play Lunar 2 again.

I just started Luna 1 for the first time. I was also trying to find a good rpg, and I remembered this series... Good stuff.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Romana on December 18, 2008, 09:50:06 pm
I was playing Dissidia until my PSP's LCD decided to mess up even more...
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Matt72 on December 18, 2008, 09:51:35 pm
I've given up on trying to find a new and simultaneously worthy rpg to spend my time playing. I'll just play Lunar 2 again.

I just started Luna 1 for the first time. I was also trying to find a good rpg, and I remembered this series... Good stuff.

Oh sweet. I love Lunar. The characters are so awesome, especially Royce. <3 I've never played the sequel though.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on December 18, 2008, 10:06:40 pm
Lunar was an awesome series... Well, Lunar: Silver Star Story (Complete) and Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete) were.  The rest were pretty awful.

Gosh, how I miss Game Arts...  It was such an awesome company.
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 18, 2008, 11:00:39 pm
Friend of mine has CT SNES on her emulator.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on December 19, 2008, 07:45:07 pm
Anyone here play WoW?
Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: chrono eric on December 19, 2008, 07:49:32 pm
I've given up on trying to find a new and simultaneously worthy rpg to spend my time playing. I'll just play Lunar 2 again.

I just started Luna 1 for the first time. I was also trying to find a good rpg, and I remembered this series... Good stuff.

Yeah Lunar 1 is one of my favorite games ever. Right up there with CT and Xenogears. Many people like Lunar 2 better, but I didn't for some reason. I'm thinking about playing it again though because I've only played Lunar 2 once and Lunar 1 I don't know how many times.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 19, 2008, 08:17:07 pm
Did this thread just have a name change?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 19, 2008, 09:04:31 pm
I think so... *goes off to read page 1*

EDIT: Seems Jutty felt like renaming it. Can't say I blame him.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 19, 2008, 10:35:46 pm
Damn I just figured out that I own a copy of Vagrant Story and that I have never even completed that game! I always somehow get distracted and end up playing another game...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 20, 2008, 12:25:06 am
What games are your playing at the moment?

Edit: Felt the topic could use a name change.

I don't think that was really necessary...I mean, we were always talking about what games whoever was currently playing (or about to play)...Now it's a far too open-ended topic, but w/e I guess...It's your thread...

Damn I just figured out that I own a copy of Vagrant Story and that I have never even completed that game! I always somehow get distracted and end up playing another game...

I get distracted because it's a pain in the ass when I'm constantly rearranging the item box & re- & deconstructing my weapons...V_V I still have my hand-drawn map of that horrible fairy forest (one of the most brutal dungeons in RPG history...though I hear there are worse ones later on...>_>)...Otherwise, though, it's one bitchin game...

Quote from: Ashley Riot
Reinforcements? I am the reinforcements.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 20, 2008, 12:51:33 am
That's actually the main reason I get distracted as well. It's difficult as hell, which gets frustrating, and then I start thinking about how much fun other RPG's are that were much easier and the story moved quicker and...one thing leads to another.

Perhaps I just suck royally at Vagrant Story. I remember when I bought it back in the day after I read a review of it in Electronic Gaming Monthly or something, and I remember thinking "How the hell did they even beat this game to review it in the first place?"
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 20, 2008, 12:56:22 am
I think one of these days I'll look through a FAQ to see what enemy types I should equip for in each subsequent segment of the game...Or maybe just a weapons' forging FAQ...I always feel like I'm missing something (probably something due to me not having the instruction manual, but maybe not...)...Like it took me forever to realize how Scan (or w/e the spell is called) actually worked...>_<
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 20, 2008, 06:07:55 am
It actually took me forever to get the timing right in the attacks the first time to build up combos or whatever. I guess I was under the impression that I could just beat the crap out of anything like other adventure RPG's by button smashing alone.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 20, 2008, 07:59:57 am
System Shock 2 with some high-res textures and newer models from a mod I found.

Civ III

and CTDS intermittently between the two.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Umaro on December 20, 2008, 06:27:20 pm
*opens thread*

"Wow, there's another topic with these exact same posts."

*looks for "what are you currently playing" thread.*

"... wait a minute."

So it's been retconned to the "Video Game Discussion Thread," and we've always been at war with Oceania.

Anyway, been putting a lot of game time into the GHWT Bass career. I've wanted a bass campaign in the GH games since GHII incorporated bass into co-op play. I've been enjoying it so much I can't seem to bring myself to play guitar anymore.
 
Anyone here play WoW?

I used to, but I haven't in quite some time. I've kind of fallen out of the MMO scene. I wanted to try Wrath of the Lich King, but I can't bring myself to pay monthly fees. Besides, there's too many other games I want to play.

EDIT: And I REALLY wanted to check out Warhammer Online but again, monthly fees.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 20, 2008, 07:29:11 pm
I just started Final Fantasy V. I love this job system, the monks are kickass in human form.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 20, 2008, 08:04:17 pm
Lately I have been playing SD3. Great game, currently I'm near the end.

And finally finished Ace Combat 5. After my fifth attempt, I hate that tunnel now.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 20, 2008, 08:35:46 pm
Got the Mana Sword yet, Sarge?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 20, 2008, 08:47:17 pm
Got the Mana Sword yet, Sarge?

If it is reobtainable, then no. I have just entered the Dark Castle.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on December 20, 2008, 09:35:55 pm
I love Flammie...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 20, 2008, 09:38:33 pm
Too bad you have to fight Flammie at the end of Secret of Mana.

Does SD3's Flammie and SoM's Flammie are the same one?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: mav on December 20, 2008, 09:43:52 pm
I think so...but I've also read that Flammie refers to the species. I just restarted Legend of Mana myself, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful games I've ever seen, but SD3 is so fuckin' amazing. I'll pick that up right after I re-play Chrono Cross.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 20, 2008, 09:54:53 pm
I think so...but I've also read that Flammie refers to the species.

I don't think so. Flammie is a name the Fairy decided to call her.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 20, 2008, 09:56:22 pm
I just started Final Fantasy V. I love this job system, the monks are kickass in human form.

I REALLY gotta get back to that... I've nearly finished the Advance version. I think I lost most of my motivation after The only party member with any real personality had their place in the party taken by the stupid kid. Just to drive the point home, Dissidia featured Bartz as the FFV hero to square off against the villain instead, despite said other member being the one who fought him alone past 0HP and kept going due to sheer determination. And Gilgamesh was banished to a void (Although he returns, but the last fight with him was the most fun I'd ever had in an RPG battle and he's so damn charasmatic).

Also playing Persona 3 FES and Dragon Ball Origins lately; anyone else played P3?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on December 20, 2008, 09:58:01 pm
I think so...but I've also read that Flammie refers to the species.

I don't think so. Flammie is a name the Fairy decided to call her.
And in SD2 Flammie was the name the Mushroom King decided to call her... :wink:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 20, 2008, 09:58:59 pm
The only party member with any real personality had their place in the party taken by the stupid kid.

That is usually something I don't like when it happens.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 20, 2008, 10:08:56 pm
Does SD3's Flammie and SoM's Flammie are the same one?

No. SD3's Flammie is a girl and SoM's is a guy. Perhaps SD3's Flammie becomes the Mana Beast that Randi kills at the end of SoM?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 20, 2008, 10:12:09 pm
Does SD3's Flammie and SoM's Flammie are the same one?

No. SD3's Flammie is a girl and SoM's is a guy. Perhaps SD3's Flammie becomes the Mana Beast that Randi kills at the end of SoM?

Isn't the Mana Beast that game's Flammie? Or it just looks similar to him?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 20, 2008, 10:50:53 pm
Honestly, Sarge, IDK. Too complicated.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 21, 2008, 12:13:09 am
SD3 is great except for the randomness with the final class change items & especially the best equip items...Farming for those seeds pissed me off big time...

I just started Final Fantasy V. I love this job system, the monks are kickass in human form.

I REALLY gotta get back to that... I've nearly finished the Advance version. I think I lost most of my motivation after The only party member with any real personality had their place in the party taken by the stupid kid. Just to drive the point home, Dissidia featured Bartz as the FFV hero to square off against the villain instead, despite said other member being the one who fought him alone past 0HP and kept going due to sheer determination. And Gilgamesh was banished to a void (Although he returns, but the last fight with him was the most fun I'd ever had in an RPG battle and he's so damn charasmatic).

Pshhh...He had personality for, like one scene, and it was his death...Though a great death scene, I don't think it really made up for an otherwise lackluster game character-wise...But, yeah, Krylie was stupid...

I bet how Bartz is in Dissidia will lead to rumors about him being Gogo in FFVI...>_>
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 21, 2008, 12:19:53 am
I bet how Bartz is in Dissidia will lead to rumors about him being Gogo in FFVI...>_>

Oh no, not another 'True Identity of Gogo' theory. Sure, some had enough sanity and facts to be a posibility, but really, some turned to be really random and stupid.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 21, 2008, 12:23:41 am
He truly was the Entity of the FF series...Only they didn't have any further proof of who he actually was, I guess...>_>
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 21, 2008, 12:29:55 am
Pshhh...He had personality for, like one scene, and it was his death...Though a great death scene, I don't think it really made up for an otherwise lackluster game character-wise...But, yeah, Krylie was stupid...

Well at least he had the whole amnesia thing going for him, and it was sort of somewhat clever how the Siren's mind-fucky spell early in the game didn't affect him because he didn't remember who Krile was.
...I'm out. Still, he was slightly more interesting than Bartz and Reina... Then again, anyone is. I guess I just like him because he's ridiculously brilliant as a Monk.

I bet how Bartz is in Dissidia will lead to rumors about him being Gogo in FFVI...>_>

Nonsense. Gogo is Obama.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 21, 2008, 12:35:09 am
Y'know, thinking about it, I actually DO really want to see a DS remake of FFV now so that they can inject more into those lame characters...Maybe really go into Faris & Reina's relationship more...I always thought that should have been explored more...Maybe add a Star Wars nod where she kisses Faris before they find out Faris' first secret...God I hate talking about FFV because there's so many spoilers...

I'd even be willing to wait longer for FFVI DS so they could do something like that...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 21, 2008, 12:51:36 am
WAIT

WAIT

GALUF DOESN'T DIE

GALUF CAN'T DIE

HE'S GALUF

GALUF CAN'T DIE

NO

No...

;_;
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 21, 2008, 12:55:43 am
Nonsense. Gogo is Obama.

Obama? WTF?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 21, 2008, 12:57:07 am
Nonsense. Gogo is Obama.

Obama? WTYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH

What he should of said in response to finding out the cold hard TRUTH.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 21, 2008, 12:58:30 am
Nonsense. Gogo is Obama.

Obama? WTF?

Reminds me of the theory in which Gogo was Adlai E. Stevenson.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 21, 2008, 01:00:39 am
Nonsense. Gogo is Obama.

Obama? WTYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH

What he should of said in response to finding out the cold hard TRUTH.

Brother, I would've voted for Obama if I was a year older!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 21, 2008, 01:01:01 am
Y'know, thinking about it, I actually DO really want to see a DS remake of FFV now so that they can inject more into those lame characters...Maybe really go into Faris & Reina's relationship more...I always thought that should have been explored more...Maybe add a Star Wars nod where she kisses Faris before they find out Faris' first secret...God I hate talking about FFV because there's so many spoilers...

I'd even be willing to wait longer for FFVI DS so they could do something like that...

I see you have a crossdressing lesbian pirate princess incest fetish.
Haha, yeah, there's tons of opportunity for a DS remake to add character development.

I could almost say "screw FFVDS, VI is more important, do that next!", but Gilgamesh and the fact the game is generally fun (mostly because of the job system's flexibility) warrants it for me.

I'm glad to say that Dissidia made Bartz a canonical idiot (I love how the turtle sage in FFV Advance's localization keeps referring to him as stupid and asking too many questions). From what I've played, anyway (he walks into a really obvious trap of Kefka's within the first 5 minutes in Zidane's story, for instance). Oh, and the Japanese version keeps his name spelt as 'Butz'. Plus his gimmick is fairly bizarre... he wields the swords of other FF heroes, although I guess this is keeping with the fact Bare/Freelancer classes in FFV can equip any weapon... Or it's a throwback to Gilgamesh (he made his debut in V, see?) using fake versions of FF hero swords in FFXII!
I would've paid to play as an Ex-death-smashing Monk Galuf instead anyway.

Reminds me of the theory in which Gogo was Adlai E. Stevenson.

Shame that one got proven a joke.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 21, 2008, 01:06:51 am
Y'know, thinking about it, I actually DO really want to see a DS remake of FFV now so that they can inject more into those lame characters...Maybe really go into Faris & Reina's relationship more...I always thought that should have been explored more...Maybe add a Star Wars nod where she kisses Faris before they find out Faris' first secret...God I hate talking about FFV because there's so many spoilers...

I'd even be willing to wait longer for FFVI DS so they could do something like that...

I see you have a crossdressing lesbian pirate princess incest fetish.

Are you kidding? It's the only fiction I read! >_>

I'm glad to say that Dissidia made Bartz a canonical idiot (I love how the turtle sage in FFV Advance's localization keeps referring to him as stupid and asking too many questions). From what I've played, anyway (he walks into a really obvious trap of Kefka's within the first 5 minutes in Zidane's story, for instance). Oh, and the Japanese version keeps his name spelt as 'Butz'. Plus his gimmick is fairly bizarre... he wields the swords of other FF heroes, although I guess this is keeping with the fact Bare/Freelancer classes in FFV can equip any weapon... Or it's a throwback to Gilgamesh (he made his debut in V, see?) using fake versions of FF hero swords in FFXII!
I would've paid to play as an Ex-death-smashing Monk Galuf instead anyway.

Reminds me of the theory in which Gogo was Adlai E. Stevenson.

Shame that one got proven a joke.

Yeah, unfortunately, regardless of who he's around, Adlai is always lame...

Oh, and one thing I dislike about FFV is that when people talk about how they hate it, it sounds like they're insulting me! >_<
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 21, 2008, 01:10:52 am
Never played FF5 so I have no opinion. Sounds like a good game coming from you, Trans.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 21, 2008, 01:14:32 am
FFV is a good game. I liked battling Gilgamesh whenever the chance arrived. Although I didn't liked how the original Warriors of Dawn all died even though they had defeated Exdeath before, making their previous efforts worthless and now having to rely on new heroes. Why they can't be heroes for a second time?

Really, that kind of situations happening to a character is something I don't like in general.

Well, there are exceptions, and I know many have a reasonable excuse but, I still don't like it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: mav on December 21, 2008, 01:37:23 pm
FFV was decent, but they had so much room for character development...and they didn't take any of it. And holy shit, it is full of spoilers...but without spoiling too much (or repeating what's already been spoiled), I can safely say I loved the job system in that game, and the setting. The plot wasn't bad at all, but the plots for FFIV and FFVI definitely outshine FFV. But that job system is just plain great--I'm a sucker for 'em.

You should give it a good play through, Shadow.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 21, 2008, 01:40:07 pm
I'll take a look on YouTube if I ever get the chance.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 21, 2008, 09:17:54 pm
Dude, I LOVE FFV. although the last time I saw it was when I lent it to my freind to get him aquainted to RPG's for when CTDS came out, and he's getting THAT for his birthday. So hopefully soon we will be seeing another Nerd on Compendium...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 21, 2008, 10:24:03 pm
Speaking of FF, I have now started IX. It is good so far.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 21, 2008, 11:40:18 pm
I think the characters & storyline for FFV were kind of on the poor side...By the time FFV came out, they had already played out the crystal storyline three times prior (FFI, FFIII, & FFIV)...Unfortunately, it's not the fourth time's the charm...The Job Class System was good, but I still prefer III & T.

FFIX on the other hand has great characters...I think it's probably got the most character development of the series. The story's a little on the iffy side...and Kuja is kind of forgettable, but otherwise, it's a great RPG and the best of the PSX numbered series (though I count FFVIII as trailing very closely)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 22, 2008, 03:39:15 am
I loved IX, its possibly my favorite over all.

Right now I playing Civ III and FFX-2. Now before people jump all over me I know the story is more then lacking, but it does have the best combat system out of the whole series I feel(save tactics) and I like the side quest adventure system.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 22, 2008, 03:58:55 am
I think X-2 was fine and I really can't think of X alone because of how much a continuation of the story X-2 was. I was completely fine with the 3-woman team and the Dress Spheres and a lot of that junk people usually say was just horrible in comparison to X...The one thing that bugged me, though was that the New Game+ feature wasn't really utilized as well as I thought it could have...There should have been more branching points to make multiple playthroughs more interesting...As is there's like one branch and since you only have the 3 characters the only real changes you can make is what Dress Spheres you use...and a few slightly varying endings...

Maybe no game's New Game+ will compare to those in the Chrono series...*sigh*
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: mav on December 22, 2008, 12:52:53 pm
FFIX was phenomenal--it's the only FF I got into after the SNES games. I loved how it was a nod to the classics at times...it was fuckin' great. I haven't picked up any FF since then, I've heard good stuff about XII, but I'm not sure I'll bother buying it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: The Black Wind on December 22, 2008, 06:39:26 pm
FFIX was great. It's definitely one of my favorites, trailing not far behind FFVII. The first two discs of the game were among the best in gaming, but everything after getting to Terra just had me scratching my head, like: "...the fuck just happened?" The whole Zidane/Kuja thing was just completely out of left field. From what I remember they were created and they were brothers and Kuja would die if Zidane became too strong, or...something. I never even wondered why Zidane had a tail, I just assumed he was one of those wayward Saiyans from Planet Vegeta that was sent to a weak planet and also suffered from amnesia. I thought his Trance attacks were total DBZ, but then Kuja practically turned SSJ4 shortly before blowing up the planet Terra. And don't even get me started on Necron and his regurgitating of Star Wars dialogue ("fear leads to anger", etc.). Still, there are a lot more good things about FFIX than bad. I thought it was much, much better than FFVIII.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 22, 2008, 06:58:27 pm
As for FF X-2...honestly I didn't really have that much of a problem with it, except that:

(possible spoiler)

They really shouldn't have "reversed" the ending of FF X if you know what I mean.

Tragedy makes for a more beautiful story IMO.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 22, 2008, 08:29:10 pm
I agree with you Eric.

Many times have I tried to get 100% in X-2. The farthest did I reach was 52%. But after Dark Yojimbo, which I could never defeat, I haven't bothered to continue.

I can't believe how many incomplete games I still have. In Tales of Phantasia I'm still in Dhaos's Castle in the future and since then I haven't play it in a long time. In Narikiri Dungeon 3 I have beaten mission 17, and that's as far as I am. And in Summoner's Lineage, I'm still in mission 2. And that's just a few of them.

I really need to play them more often.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on December 24, 2008, 08:12:40 pm
I just found out about this site recently, but I think everyone should check it out. http://www.thespeedgamers.com/ It's a site that does speed runs through video games for various charities They have raised over 15 thousand dollars so far. They just finished a pokemon series speed run and are preparing a Zelda series speed run starting March 13th, so if your a gamer and you like to help then definitely check them out. I really like the idea because it gives gamers a better rep and showing that we care about a good cause.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 24, 2008, 08:48:14 pm
Wow, thats pretty cool.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 24, 2008, 08:57:14 pm
I have heard about them.

It's a site that does speed runs through video games for various charities.


However, not this.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on December 24, 2008, 09:12:26 pm
Yeah I would like to see a Chrono run for a charity, that way the compendium could get involved. Or maybe we could get some community members to do a run of the Chrono series for them.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 24, 2008, 11:05:56 pm
I could speed through Trigger incredibly fast, I lack the means to record such a run though. Also, I'd love to do it for charity, specifically WHAT charity is the question. We should send that retarded guy who thinks Video Games are the source of all wars and evil an email with a link to this in it...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on December 24, 2008, 11:36:42 pm
I could speed through Trigger incredibly fast, I lack the means to record such a run though. Also, I'd love to do it for charity, specifically WHAT charity is the question. We should send that retarded guy who thinks Video Games are the source of all wars and evil an email with a link to this in it...

I think you're referring to Jack Thompson and yes I would love to do a GTA series speed run for charity just to prove what a pompous asshole he is.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 25, 2008, 12:17:11 am
I think we should do a Compendium effort to make a CGI movie in which the CT crew and the Best charecters from Cross (Not just the filler ones) beat the crap out of him. Also, the GTA marathon is quite a good idea, it'll prove him wrong.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 25, 2008, 01:19:25 am
I think the Compendium's time is better spent making a decent fan game...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 25, 2008, 01:28:10 am
I agree, the whole Cross remake to kill the whines fanboys have about it sounds like a wonderful idea. Personally I love it, and I'm only at Viper mansion, the First time, as I assume that they return...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 25, 2008, 04:32:43 am
I agree, the whole Cross remake to kill the whines fanboys have about it sounds like a wonderful idea. Personally I love it, and I'm only at Viper mansion, the First time, as I assume that they return...

Which you choose as the guide?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 25, 2008, 02:26:46 pm
Guile, as at the time I was pretty sure he was Magus. I named him Magil.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 25, 2008, 02:30:04 pm
Bet you were in for a surprise when you discovered the RD easter egg, then?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 25, 2008, 02:33:22 pm
I just got the boat with Karsha or whatever his name is, after seeing Glenn who is most certainly not green haired, dammit, be angsty about the Einlazer, which was in RD. Is that what you mean? Or is there something in Viper Manor?

(PS: IMA FIRIN' MAH EINLAZER!!! bLAAH!!!)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 25, 2008, 02:34:48 pm
I just got the boat with Karsha or whatever his name is, after seeing Glenn who is most certainly not green haired, dammit, be angsty about the Einlazer, which was in RD. Is that what you mean? Or is there something in Viper Manor?

(PS: IMA FIRIN' MAH EINLAZER!!! bLAAH!!!)

No, I think he refers to much later, but I'm not saying so that you find out yourself.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Hammer on December 25, 2008, 10:26:45 pm
So, is anyone into Xenogears? It's a great game for those of you who are tired of predictable shounen-based plots with the same cliché'd characters with no depth. It's also the best game ever made. And Lucca's in it.
I'm sure you all knew that already, I just felt like talking about Xenogears a little. (Which is the best game ever made.)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on December 25, 2008, 10:52:06 pm
So, is anyone into Xenogears? It's a great game for those of you who are tired of predictable shounen-based plots with the same cliché'd characters with no depth. It's also the best game ever made. And Lucca's in it.
I'm sure you all knew that already, I just felt like talking about Xenogears a little. (Which is the best game ever made.)

I did not know Lucca was in Xenogears. I'm just starting my first play through on Xenogears so I'll have to keep my eyes open for that.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 25, 2008, 10:53:31 pm
Yeah, she explains save points in the starting village. Keep your eyes open.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on December 25, 2008, 10:55:20 pm
Yeah, she explains save points in the starting village. Keep your eyes open.

I haven't even made it that far. I just loaded the game decided it looked like crap on the xbox emulator and turned it off after the first cutscene and planned to play it later on the actual ps after I locate the damn thing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 25, 2008, 11:10:26 pm
I haven't even made it that far. I just loaded the game decided it looked like crap on the xbox emulator and turned it off after the first cutscene and planned to play it later on the actual ps after I locate the damn thing.

It probably won't look much better. Despite the graphics, I'll have to agree that it is one of the greatest games ever made. Definitely the greatest intricate RPG story ever made. Seconded only by Chrono Cross in my opinion.

And here's something that I'll probably get royally made fun of for but:

I actually liked Xenosaga 3 as much as if not a tiny bit more than Xenogears.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on December 25, 2008, 11:12:09 pm
I haven't even made it that far. I just loaded the game decided it looked like crap on the xbox emulator and turned it off after the first cutscene and planned to play it later on the actual ps after I locate the damn thing.

It probably won't look much better. Despite the graphics, I'll have to agree that it is one of the greatest games ever made. Definitely the greatest intricate RPG story ever made. Seconded only by Chrono Cross in my opinion.

And here's something that I'll probably get royally made fun of for but:

I actually liked Xenosaga 3 as much as if not a tiny bit more than Xenogears.

It's not that. I seem to remember the game being less blurry and low res. It seems like I'm playing the game on like lower than 800x600 resolution on PCSXbox.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 25, 2008, 11:25:06 pm
Well, that's a bummer alright. But it's not like it will be a dramatic improvement. It might be worth it though if the blurriness is particularly annoying to you.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 26, 2008, 04:17:10 am
Xenogears is fantastic, and I recommend it without hesitation to any fan of RPGs.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 26, 2008, 04:19:13 am
I've heard of it... What system? I may buy it with Amazon...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 26, 2008, 04:23:53 am
PSX.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 26, 2008, 10:17:30 am
Xenogears is on my long list of RPGs I have to finish somewhere... Currently working on Persona 3 FES.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Hammer on December 26, 2008, 12:10:04 pm
And here's something that I'll probably get royally made fun of for but:

I actually liked Xenosaga 3 as much as if not a tiny bit more than Xenogears.

Actually, that's not the first time I've seen a Xenogears fan say that. I've never played Xenosaga mainly due to lack of time, but the more I read Xenogears fans' opinions about the third game, the more I want to play it.

It's a shame Masato Kato didn't work on the series, though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on December 26, 2008, 05:28:45 pm
Xenogears was an awesome game -- one of my favorites... [spoiler] it's just a shame that the second disc was rushed so badly at the end of production...

It should be noted, throughout the game, the number of deathblows learned and the game's difficulty is greatly, inversely proportional. So take that into consideration before spamming through and trying to get all of the deathblows. [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 12:34:57 am
NEW RPG ALERT!!

Just bought Dragon Quest IV DS at Best Buy. Await further feedback!!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 27, 2008, 12:36:49 am
NEW GAME ALERT!!!

I have begun runs on CTDS and Castlevania: Order Of Ecclesia. I'm at the boss at the prison in OoE and I am currently at Dorino in CTDS.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 27, 2008, 12:40:21 am
Finished Lufia II, and now going with I.

I decided to play them in that order.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 12:45:04 am
And I'm Currently at DANCING MAD ROLLED!!!

OMG IT'S THAT GUY!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ios6zLDR8AI)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 27, 2008, 12:58:06 am
Actually, that's not the first time I've seen a Xenogears fan say that. I've never played Xenosaga mainly due to lack of time, but the more I read Xenogears fans' opinions about the third game, the more I want to play it.

It's a shame Masato Kato didn't work on the series, though.

Really? I thought I was rather alone in that. Here's my rundown for you:

Xenosaga I: Very good and very fun game, but the story cuts off with a "To be continued" right when it is getting good! Left something to be desired. Nowhere near as good as Xenogears.

Xenosaga II: Starts off immediately after Xenosaga I. Because the story is so complex, if you play Xenosaga I, you've gotta play II right after or you'll be hopelessly "WTF?". The game itself largely sucks. The battle system is horrendous and the story is not up to par. But it's a transition between Xenosaga I and III so you've gotta play it if you're a Xeno fan.

and finally Xenosaga III: Awesome. I rarely call a game "perfect" but it's pretty damn close. If you play an RPG for the story, this game's story is magnificent. It draws everything together from the previous games flawlessly and the battle system is fun once more. You never want the game to end.

For a long time Xenogears and Xenosaga III were neck and neck. But over the past year I replayed Xenosaga I-III and Xenogears consecutively and I've gotta say Xenosaga III is a tiny, tiny bit better story wise and gameplay wise than Xenogears. If the second disc of Xenogears wasn't the way that it is (I don't mind it, but still...) Xenogears would probably win.

My advice? Do yourself a favor and start with Xenosaga I and play through the series. While it is not a direct prequel to Xenogears (in a sense at least, they could easily connect the games), you will not be disappointed as a Xenogears fan. I guarantee it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 27, 2008, 01:02:02 am
I've Only played Xenogears I-II and Xenogears. Overall I liked Episode one more then Xenogears. I really want to play Episode III but I can't get myself to finish II its not hard or anything but its so blah. Meanwhile I was one of my Favorite game of all time.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 01:03:17 am
Are those on PSX??
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 27, 2008, 01:04:48 am
Xenogears - PSX
XenoSaga I,II,III - PS2
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 27, 2008, 01:06:23 am
Xenosaga I and III are so good that I would have bought a Playstation 2 just for them.

And I know people hate Star Ocean 3 but I actually enjoyed it quite a lot. It's my favorite Star Ocean next to Star Ocean 1 on the SNES. That's another awesome PS2 RPG. (The plot twist in the game didn't really bother me at all. I don't understand why so many people hate the plot twist)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 01:19:47 am
I gots tons of space for PS2 games. I'm sure I can find all 4 of those games at gamestop in the Rot Rack.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 27, 2008, 01:26:22 am
Go for it man they're worth it. And if you're a CT fan then you've gotta play Xenogears. Play that one first.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Hammer on December 27, 2008, 08:51:40 am
and I've gotta say Xenosaga III is a tiny, tiny bit better story wise and gameplay wise than Xenogears.

This comment made me want to start playing the series immediately.

If the second disc of Xenogears wasn't the way that it is (I don't mind it, but still...) Xenogears would probably win.

Yeah, I know what you mean. On a first playthrough that was kinda weird. I don't mind too, though. The story's more important than anything else to me.

Xenosaga I and III are so good that I would have bought a Playstation 2 just for them.

And I know people hate Star Ocean 3 but I actually enjoyed it quite a lot. It's my favorite Star Ocean next to Star Ocean 1 on the SNES. That's another awesome PS2 RPG. (The plot twist in the game didn't really bother me at all. I don't understand why so many people hate the plot twist)

I've played FFX, FFXII, Grandia 3, Radiata Stories and Nocturne, and I don't know. I feel that these games were lacking something that I can't really define. I just didn't get into them as I used to get into RPGs before. I barely remember their plots' details.

I gots tons of space for PS2 games. I'm sure I can find all 4 of those games at gamestop in the Rot Rack.

You're gonna love Xenogears, man.  :lee:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on December 27, 2008, 01:04:22 pm
Been playing Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2...  The Red King is a bitch.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 01:27:13 pm
The same with me. Maybe something about more emphasis on graphics did it...
And that the main charecters of X and XII whined like Crazy, more than Luke Skywalker!!


And that they both had terrible direct sequels.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on December 27, 2008, 01:44:19 pm
The same with me. Maybe something about more emphasis on graphics did it...
And that the main charecters of X and XII whined like Crazy, more than Luke Skywalker!!


And that they both had terrible direct sequels.
Meh... it seems to be the trend(VII-XII; excluding IX) that the protagonists are either whiney or antisocial -- or both.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 01:45:42 pm
What do you consider Antisocial?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on December 27, 2008, 01:52:14 pm
What do you consider Antisocial?
unfriendly, withdrawn or simply not sociable; Squall's(FF8) inherent withdrawal/aversion from the social structure is a good example.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 02:03:46 pm
I like to ignore my Parents and General Family occasionally when they are annoying me to talk to you guys and play RPGs. What would that be?

I like being friendly, but my friends and I at school and in General are withdrawn from regular society. We have a good reason, and we sort of formed our own little society.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on December 27, 2008, 02:28:25 pm
I like to ignore my Parents and General Family occasionally when they are annoying me to talk to you guys and play RPGs. What would that be?
(Healthy?) Normal human behavior.

I like being friendly, but my friends and I at school and in General are withdrawn from regular society. We have a good reason, and we sort of formed our own little society.
Then you are not truly anti-social. Counter-culture sounds similar to what you are speaking of.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on December 27, 2008, 03:36:38 pm
What do you consider Antisocial?
unfriendly, withdrawn or simply not sociable; Squall's(FF8) inherent withdrawal/aversion from the social structure is a good example.

I hate Squall.. He's such a cry baby bitch.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 03:38:57 pm
I never actually played VII, VIII, or IX. I really want to get IX though, because I have barely heard anything about it, which means it could be terrible and blocked by VII's shadow, or great and blocked by VII's Shadow.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 27, 2008, 03:51:31 pm
I have played from I to X. And the ones I still need to finish are I, III, and IX.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 27, 2008, 04:02:30 pm
Yesterday was a good day.  I finished the last Mega man game I hadn't completed of the first 8. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 27, 2008, 05:03:13 pm
...blocked by VII's Shadow.

I see what you did there.

Kidding! :)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 27, 2008, 05:25:13 pm
VII... It was good. I see why it is the favorite of many, although to me, VI is my most favorite FF.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 05:26:49 pm
Mine too Sarge.
Dancing Mad is one of the most epic songs in an RPG. Ever.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 27, 2008, 05:27:37 pm
Does that makes Kefka your favorite character then?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on December 27, 2008, 05:30:03 pm
What do you consider Antisocial?
unfriendly, withdrawn or simply not sociable; Squall's(FF8) inherent withdrawal/aversion from the social structure is a good example.

I hate Squall.. He's such a cry baby bitch.
So was Cloud, Tidus and Vaan -- Tidus most of all. :lol: Although, I would admit Cloud was pretty alright for the majority of the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 05:34:09 pm
Hmmm.... Definitely my favorite villain. Gau is my favorite hero, I also like Shadow, Locke, Terra and Setzer.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 27, 2008, 05:36:11 pm
My favorite heroes are the Figaro brothers. On the villains, it would be General Leo.

Why did he had to die?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 05:38:03 pm
I like Edgar as a playable charecter, but I can't use Blitzes for crap, so I never use Sabin.
General Leo is more of a Hero than a Villian if you ask me. He doesn't do anything Evil at all.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 27, 2008, 05:39:42 pm
Well, he was still on the Empire's side, and as a whole, they were the villains. I mean, he still attacked Doma.

Anyway, have you ever tried beating the game doing only what you have to do in the WoR?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 27, 2008, 09:36:40 pm
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii162/x_XTacTX_x/PICT0001.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 27, 2008, 09:43:52 pm
That chick looks like a dude.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 09:48:43 pm
Nope. I might as well sometime...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 27, 2008, 09:51:18 pm
That chick looks like a dude.

... :O
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 27, 2008, 09:57:23 pm
To me it wasn't hard, except Kefka, but I was saved by a miracle.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 10:03:30 pm
Crono hates Competition.

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Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 27, 2008, 11:41:04 pm
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii162/x_XTacTX_x/PICT0001.jpg)

Holy shit! Is that you, Tact?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 27, 2008, 11:48:12 pm
Yes, my handsome visage is known to sometimes throw people off however.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 27, 2008, 11:51:10 pm
Damn!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 11:52:06 pm
This, friends, is me.
EPIC SUSPENSEFUL CLIFFHANGER!!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 27, 2008, 11:52:06 pm
Are you refering the fact KebreI thought you were a girl?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 27, 2008, 11:54:07 pm
And....

DRUMROLLLLLLLL

Here.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 12:11:39 am
*snort* Nice try.

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Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 12:13:18 am
" Dear Darkman,

How do you type with Boxing gloves on?

Err... those are Mittens. whatever. OK, I'm REALLY going to show face this time...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 12:14:39 am
How do you type with Boxing gloves on?

I don't. I just don't want anything identifying showing. Closest you'll get to me is Shadow's face.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 28, 2008, 12:17:03 am
Fucking HELL, bandwagon.

In my defense, I used this photo ages ago the week the game was released.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 12:26:36 am
Sorry, I didn't know you did that. But this is the REAL Me. Really. Really. SERIOUSLY!!!



WHY SO SERIOUS??? LETS PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 28, 2008, 12:31:51 am
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/journal_4.png)

It hard to make out the details, but that's me!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 28, 2008, 12:37:32 am
Since when does this became the 'hide your face' thread?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 28, 2008, 12:40:11 am
Its not but it was a excuse to get away form Civ III, god that game it addictive.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 28, 2008, 12:43:43 am
Sorry, I didn't know you did that.

If you were directing that at me, I have no idea what you're apologising for. o.o

Wow KebreI, you're quite the looker.

...Video game thread, right. I'm playing Persona 3 and Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon, both are excellent and the former is incredibly addictive.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 28, 2008, 12:46:10 am
Lately, I have been trying on FE hacks. So far the one with Cross characters, and 'Tales of the Emblem' are the ones I hope they are finished soon.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 01:11:45 am
I was apoligizing for not being original and posting off topic crap.
Anyways, I posted a picture of the game I'm playing currently a few pages back. I'll post it again.

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Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 28, 2008, 12:44:43 pm
Well, I originally posted myself holding CTDS to celebrate the fact I now own it. I also bought FFIII and the first Pheonix Wright.

And I have to say, Capcom pulled an ingenious move by creating the PW series. I'd never played it before trhis one, but it's one of the most addicting, interesting,. and fun games I've ever played.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 28, 2008, 12:54:30 pm
The Gyakuten Saiban/Ace Attorney series is incredible. You'll love all of them.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Hammer on December 28, 2008, 01:56:50 pm
I was apoligizing for not being original and posting off topic crap.
Anyways, I posted a picture of the game I'm playing currently a few pages back. I'll post it again.
Is that game worth buying? I've never played a Dragon Quest before, but I've heard this one's story is actually pretty good.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 01:59:05 pm
It's pretty good, although it's obnoxious releveling up you charecters every chapter until chapter 5. But the Graphics and enviorments are Awesome, and Battles are cool, and the story is entertaining, and the art is You Know Who. ( Mr. Chrono Trigger art)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 04:05:02 pm
I've never played any of the Ace Attorney games, but I visit Court Records often and I've seen a multipart vid of Apollo Justice Case 4.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 28, 2008, 05:31:31 pm
I still need to get the 3rd and 4th installment of the ace attorney series.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 06:24:49 pm
4th one (Apollo Justice) is the best, especially with what happens to one of the characters at the end of the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 28, 2008, 06:27:56 pm
I still think the final case in the second one is my favorite thus far though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 07:02:03 pm
Oh, yeah! The one with Matt Engarde. That was pretty neat. Edgeworth reveals why he left, and shocks us all with the results of his transformation.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 28, 2008, 07:06:18 pm
I still think the final case in the second one is my favorite thus far though.

Same here, maybe. 2-4 is just really, really amazing and surprisingly dark. The 3rd case of the 4th game is one I liked, despite the fact introducing another character or two might've made the culprit significantly less obvious. Then again, actually catching out the culprit takes forever...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 07:12:22 pm
Even so, Kristoph going batshit looney won my love for the series.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 28, 2008, 08:58:16 pm
Has anybody played Grandia II? I ask because I've been trying to think of a good rpg that I haven't played, and I remember that I enjoyed Grandia I and completely forgot they made a sequel to it. I've heard mixed things about it though. I'd rather have the opinion of avid RPG players though. I'd take that over general reviews.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 29, 2008, 03:16:06 pm
Grandia II was horrific in my memory. Though I played it at a younger age, so I don't think my opinion is completely correct...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 29, 2008, 05:12:38 pm
Grandia II was horrific in my memory. Though I played it at a younger age, so I don't think my opinion is completely correct...

Really? I had a blast with Grandia II. The battle system is fun, and even if the voice acting isn't so great, it had a solid story and characters driving things.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 29, 2008, 06:16:36 pm
Grandia II was horrific in my memory. Though I played it at a younger age, so I don't think my opinion is completely correct...

Really? I had a blast with Grandia II. The battle system is fun, and even if the voice acting isn't so great, it had a solid story and characters driving things.

Voice Acting? The I'm thinking of the wrong game. Nevermind.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 29, 2008, 06:19:10 pm
Grandia II has voice acting and is for the PS2 (and Dreamcast and PC but who cares?). Grandia I, which you may be thinking of, did not have voice acting and was for the PSX. It was 2D sprites on a 3D background. The world map was 2D and static and you moved around on it by pointing and clicking on locations. The story starts off very, very slowly (the slowest of any rpg I've played) but eventually picks up. However the initial drag is a turn off for many.

EDIT: To my genuine surprise, there are apparently two more Grandia games - Grandia Xtreme and Grandia III, both of which I have never even heard of. Which means they probably horrendously suck.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 29, 2008, 09:49:59 pm
Grandia II has voice acting and is for the PS2 (and Dreamcast and PC but who cares?).

Hey! I will de-rail this thread faster then the failure of the 3DO if you bash the Dreamcast.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 29, 2008, 09:55:56 pm
EDIT: To my genuine surprise, there are apparently two more Grandia games - Grandia Xtreme and Grandia III, both of which I have never even heard of. Which means they probably horrendously suck.

Just because you haven't heard of them doesn't mean they suck. Trust me, many games I like were many I didn't heard before but tried anyway. Chrono Trigger is one of them.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 29, 2008, 09:58:30 pm
I loved Grandia II! The battle system is quite possibly my favourite in any RPG ever! Also, there's so much witty dialogue between Ryudo and the NPCs (I found there was even like, 3 different conversations Ryudo could have with each basic town NPC and most were brilliantly funny).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 29, 2008, 10:02:15 pm
Hey! I will de-rail this thread faster then the failure of the 3DO if you bash the Dreamcast.

Haha, naw the Dreamcast ruled - I wasn't bashing it at all. But who buys Dreamcast games nowadays? I don't own one anymore, and if I had the choice of buying Grandia II on the Dreamcast or PS2 - I'd choose the PS2 naturally.

@ Acacia Sgt: Yes, but since pretty much the only games I play are RPG's, and it's been that way since I was a kid, there are very few that I haven't heard of, which was why I was so surprised. I typically go out of my way to look up unheard of or unpopular RPG's since I've found they are typically very good, and in all my searching I never came across Grandia III. That means word that it was good didn't spread via word of mouth on the internet, and that it faded into obscurity shortly after being released.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 29, 2008, 10:05:02 pm
Hah. I have three Dreamcasts and will still buy them or game if I see them, then again I also have an Odyssey2
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 29, 2008, 10:09:38 pm
Yes, it may have been that. Although usually games that I like to play are either out of reach to me in either A) I don't own the console or B) It's only in Japan. To bad, there are many in B that I want to play and/or understand.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 29, 2008, 10:11:57 pm
You know what was an insanely fun Dreamcast RPG? Skies of Arcadia. I miss that game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 29, 2008, 10:14:54 pm
Skies of Arcadia is quite memorable, Evolution was a nice modern take on old Rouge-like dungeon games,  Sonic Adventure the last good Sonic game on a console, Shemue was just badass, etc. etc.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 29, 2008, 10:18:55 pm
Ah I forgot about Sonic Adventure.

Remember all the super weird Dreamcast games that just made you go "WTF?"

Like "Seaman". I remember when that game came out, there were innumerable "Seaman" jokes in every single review I could find. Some of them were quite funny if I remember correctly. Like "everyone knows that girls love Seaman" and "Seaman may be hard to swallow at first, but give it a chance".

Only on Dreamcast. And only Japan would come up with such a crazy game.

EDIT: And Leonard Nimoy voiced the narration for the English version!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 29, 2008, 11:39:36 pm
I remember Sonic Shuffle being a complete, horrendous, terrifying abomination.

Not much else about the DC I remember, except Shenmue and Seaman. God, I love Seaman.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 30, 2008, 12:04:37 am
God, I love Seaman.

Was this a deliberate pun or do you in fact actually love the game? Or both?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 30, 2008, 12:07:24 am
I'm playing Star Ocean, Chrono Cross, and Dragon Quest IV Right now.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 30, 2008, 12:08:32 am
Grandia II was the first and only Dreamcast game I ever bought. Skies of Arcadia was great, though...Shenmue II was ok, for being trapped in mini-game hell (right alongside FFVII)...Otherwise, the DC had some great Fighting games...Marvel vs Capcom 2, Capcom vs SNK 2, Guilty Gear X, Last Blade 2 & Dead or Alive 2 (yay for sequels!)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 30, 2008, 12:12:37 am
Going through Fire Emblem Six, for like the sixth time, but this time, I'll make sure I do finish it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 30, 2008, 12:15:42 am
Heres a question for you Fire emblem players. Do you let people die? Every Fire Emblem I've played I always make sure everyone survives, regardless of their usefulness.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 30, 2008, 12:16:32 am
No, never do I allow that. And also, I make sure to get as anyone as I can. Actually, I decide beforehand who is going to be part of my final team.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 30, 2008, 02:42:37 am
I doubt any of you have heard of it but I recently replayed Freespace 2 the sequel to Descent Freespace.  I forgot how awesome it was.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr. Tuesday on December 30, 2008, 03:32:32 am
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Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Ramsus on December 30, 2008, 03:37:04 am
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Thank you for testing the user group for us, Mr. Tuesday. I'll have you back to admin status so you can resume your automated duties sometime tomorrow.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 30, 2008, 03:51:50 am
I doubt any of you have heard of it but I recently replayed Freespace 2 the sequel to Descent Freespace.  I forgot how awesome it was.

Looks cool. Although I myself prefer the Ace Combat games.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 30, 2008, 04:02:15 am
Scratch the Star Ocean, and replace it with Seiken Densetsu 3 and you'll have what I'm currently playing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 30, 2008, 03:37:23 pm
God, I love Seaman.

Was this a deliberate pun or do you in fact actually love the game? Or both?

Deliberate pun. Though the game itself gave me nightmares.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Olxlinc Twilight on December 30, 2008, 05:32:32 pm
I seem to have had quite some progress in CTDS. I finished it yesterday, though I guess I must've known how to play. *shakes head in confusion* I completed the Black Omen, all three Dimensional Vortex areas, and even took a shot at the Dream Devourer. Dream Devourer really bugged me, though. I can't seem to beat it. I know I will, though. I just don't know how I know.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 30, 2008, 07:54:45 pm
Heres a question for you Fire emblem players. Do you let people die? Every Fire Emblem I've played I always make sure everyone survives, regardless of their usefulness.

First go I'll keep everyone alive, but for the x-chapters you gotta make a core team...which can be less than 'let them die' and more 'put them in disadvantageous positions in order for them to sacrifice themselves for you'...The Fire Emblem gods are harsh mistresses indeed.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 30, 2008, 08:06:25 pm
To this day the only Fire Emblem I've lost people at was Radiant Dawn in which the Goddess was truly was a harsh mistresses.*Sigh* Edward, Harr, and Kurthnaga my three best all in one level.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 30, 2008, 08:09:21 pm
Usually when I lost someone, I just restart the chapter. If it was another game, then I wouldn't mind if I lost someone, but in FE, it's different, I always keep them alive.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Olxlinc Twilight on December 30, 2008, 08:10:28 pm
I read on Fire Emblem Wiki that Ike uses something similar to Great Aether on Ashera in Radiant Dawn. However, I saw no such thing when I saw the vid of the event.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 30, 2008, 08:19:04 pm
[Spoilers]
In the final fight you must first kill 8 energy field surrounding Ashera, the have about 200 hp and auto counter 50% of the RAW damage dealt to them taken in to account that they have a insanely  high def. this is normally enough to kill yourself. Once they are all dead then you an fight Ashere who has the same ability but with maxed out stats on everything plus higher HP. The trick is the killing blow must be Ike or else it heals her. Another annoying thing she has an attack with a range of the whole field that is close to an instant kill she uses it every third turn in between an attack that on par with lvl 3 thunder but a range of the whole map.
[/spoilers]


If I remember correctly
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 30, 2008, 08:26:12 pm
Wow, that sounds hard. But I myself prefer to defeat Idoun right now. Currently on Chapter 6.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Olxlinc Twilight on December 30, 2008, 08:26:32 pm
But what about the variant of Great Aether? Did they lie?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 30, 2008, 08:34:44 pm
When you select attack on Ike's Killing blow an FMV starts, that is Great Aether.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Olxlinc Twilight on December 30, 2008, 08:38:13 pm
Didn't see it. I guess they skipped it. The only FMV I saw after the final blow was her dying in the story.

PM a link to me if you find a vid of it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on December 31, 2008, 04:42:28 am
I am currently playing Dead Space right now. Is the best surviaval horror game I ever played!

BTW For some reason I never played Fire Emblen. But the game looks good. Makes me wanna play it now. >.<
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 31, 2008, 05:33:39 pm
I've only played Sacred stones, but I loved it. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 31, 2008, 06:00:06 pm
My favorite is Sealed Sword. I've only played the three GBA ones, plus FE4. Of 4, never made it past the first chapter.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 31, 2008, 09:22:52 pm
You know why I don't like numbers on the FE series? Because people don't do it for the Zeldas (exception being AoL sometimes because it was actually called Zelda II...and maybe a little because of America Online...>_>)! And the FE series is at least as awesome as Link's enormous (-ly entertaining) fetch quests.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 31, 2008, 09:44:16 pm
And does the number makes it sound less awesome? I don't see how that works.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 31, 2008, 10:13:52 pm
Yeah, because it's a numeric system that doesn't exist that's only based on release date. They have names...Why not use them? And if I was going to enforce a numeric system on a series, I probably would not include the Gaiden...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 31, 2008, 10:24:48 pm
If that's how things go, then I'll use the names instead.


(http://justinsomnia.org/images/mission-accomplished-banner.jpg)
                                             ~V_Translanka


Finally got the Durandal in Sealed Sword.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 05, 2009, 02:19:40 pm
PM a link to me if you find a vid of it.

Lost the link when that account got dumped. Can I have it again, KebreI?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 05, 2009, 02:45:17 pm
To anyone who has played Sealed Sword, which path have you taken? Ilia, or Sacae?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 06, 2009, 11:00:38 pm
Just started Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia the other day (though I still haven't gotten through any of the previous ones yet) and am pretty impressed. It's interesting not being in the castle (yet?) and I hope there are more outside areas as well...I'm currently on some bigass skeleton dude, ricocheting myself across the top of the screen...>_>
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 06, 2009, 11:42:58 pm
Ah, that one's tough. Took me a few tries to beat. Just keep pounding him and flying over him and eventually you'll score one FTW.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on January 07, 2009, 03:13:08 am
I recently dug out Age of Mythology.  My brother got it like last year but we played it very little.  I can't decide if I like it better than Star wars Galactic Battlegrounds or not.  I think they're made by the same company and they're the same kind of game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on January 07, 2009, 09:32:31 pm
I recently dug out Age of Mythology.  My brother got it like last year but we played it very little.  I can't decide if I like it better than Star wars Galactic Battlegrounds or not.  I think they're made by the same company and they're the same kind of game.

I don't know age of mythology was made by Esemble Studios from Microsoft. Same studio that made Age of Empires. So I don't think that miscrosoft made that Star wars Game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 07, 2009, 09:46:34 pm
I like Age of Empires, most in my family too.

To the point, that my dad, brother, uncle, and cousins only play that when we gather at my grandparents' house.

I used to play with them, but I went for other games instead.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 07, 2009, 11:03:58 pm
Decided to play through Grandia again after talking about how fun it was. But then I remembered that my Grandia disc is scratched pretty badly. So I made an iso of it and it seems to be working fine (knock on wood) in ePSXe after trying to hours upon hours to get the Sound settings right with the Eternal plugin.

Now it's playing perfectly. Hell yeah. I love emulation.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shee on January 07, 2009, 11:52:14 pm
Fable II is really fun.  I don't care what anybody says.

There I said it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 08, 2009, 09:12:18 am
Dissidia! It's awesome. I've finished Zidane and Cloud's story and unlocked a few villains. Finishing off Cecil's story now.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 11:50:00 am
Hey, Pyt?

Quote from: Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts 2, when Sora "Approach"es him
What is Cloud doing?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 08, 2009, 12:34:53 pm
Hey, Pyt?

Quote from: Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts 2, when Sora "Approach"es him
What is Cloud doing?

Um... yes?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 08, 2009, 12:44:32 pm
I'm considering posting a MASSIVE list of Video Games that I own here
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 08, 2009, 12:53:23 pm
I'm close to finish Sealed Sword. After, I think I'll continue with Re:CoM.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on January 08, 2009, 12:56:12 pm
I recently dug out Age of Mythology.  My brother got it like last year but we played it very little.  I can't decide if I like it better than Star wars Galactic Battlegrounds or not.  I think they're made by the same company and they're the same kind of game.

I don't know age of mythology was made by Esemble Studios from Microsoft. Same studio that made Age of Empires. So I don't think that miscrosoft made that Star wars Game.

Age of empires and Age of Mythology were both made by Ensemble.  Star wars was made by Lucas arts but it used the Age of empires engine.  Just looked it up.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 01:04:51 pm
I'm considering posting a MASSIVE list of Video Games that I own here

Unfortunately the topic says "Video Game Discussion", not "List Video Games You Have!" (do not make this topic now).

I'm close to finish Sealed Sword. After, I think I'll continue with Re:CoM.

How different is Re compared to the original CoM...? I just can't really imagine it being a PS2 title...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 01:10:01 pm
Hey, Pyt?

Quote from: Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts 2, when Sora "Approach"es him
What is Cloud doing?

Um... yes?

:picardno

Read the quote.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 08, 2009, 01:16:35 pm
I'm close to finish Sealed Sword. After, I think I'll continue with Re:CoM.

How different is Re compared to the original CoM...? I just can't really imagine it being a PS2 title...

It's good so far. I find it hard, but only because I have yet to find high value cards, and that the whole 3D thing makes me turn the camera too much in battle. And that Sora sounds like in KHII, despite being the same age as in KH. Well, it was too late for that one.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 08, 2009, 01:23:09 pm
Hey, Pyt?

Quote from: Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts 2, when Sora "Approach"es him
What is Cloud doing?

Um... yes?

:picardno

Read the quote.

I did, I have no idea what you meant by quoting it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 01:25:52 pm
OK, since the reference failed, I'll make it plain and simple. What happens in Cloud's story?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 01:32:56 pm
A few questions to ask yourself before you post (how I really wanted the Forum etiquette thread. (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,6662.0.html) to be):

Is my post clear & concise?
Can others easily understand what I'm trying to communicate?
Am I just being an ass without contributing anything at all?

How different is Re compared to the original CoM...? I just can't really imagine it being a PS2 title...

It's good so far. I find it hard, but only because I have yet to find high value cards, and that the whole 3D thing makes me turn the camera too much in battle. And that Sora sounds like in KHII, despite being the same age as in KH. Well, it was too late for that one.

I thought Haley was a robot! I forget how I played, but I remember that the action was fairly fast-paced (very good for those of us with itchy trigger fingers) for the incredibly few boss battles that actually took your concentration to defeat. I'd call it underrated even though the rest of the game was pretty repetitive & boring...WTF?! A FMV in a GBA game!! Ninny sure knows how to jam pack those carts, don't they?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 01:34:51 pm
I figured Pyt would get it. I took the hint and dropped the charade.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 08, 2009, 02:00:07 pm
However, a detail I don't like in Re is that the EXP gems no longer jump around the battlefield.

Since battlefields are bigger and in 3D, I have to dodge-roll around to get them, while avoiding the enemy attacks.

Or should I be glad? Since the battlefields are bigger, and don't fit in the entire screen unlike in the GBA version, if they move around, it would be harder to get them.

Well?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 08, 2009, 03:05:05 pm
I thought that's what you meant, but then I thought you might've meant some in-joke I wasn't aware of and... y'know.

Anyhoo, Cloud's story's pretty typical stuff from what I can make out, and you've got something pretty similar to his AC story. He wants to know his reason for fighting and between stages asks his companions (Cecil, Tidus and Frionel) what this might be. Sephiroth turns up once or twice telling him he's just a puppet. At one point he argues with Frionel and ends up fighting him, then things get resolved when Frionel shows him the Wild Rose (the symbol of the rebel group in FFII) and inspires him a bit. Cloud then fights Sephiroth in the Northern Crater and the latter leaves after accepting that he's lost and Cloud's mentality is stronger than his.

Oh, and let me just say the team-up of Squall and Tidus is like an oxymoron in visual form and absolutely brilliant.
Tidus: "[...]And that's my story!"
Squall: "...Let's go."
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 08, 2009, 04:19:52 pm
Guess who just indulged in some VERY Expensive games? Me! Anyone want to guess what game that is? Well TOO BAD! I'm telling you anyways. It's... Dun
Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun DUn DDDUUUUUUUUUUNNN!!!



Final Fantasy VII. I've never actually Played it before, and I called it over rated because a game that got 10/10's everywhere... Just no. It cannot POSSIBLY Be that good. I also got Metroid II, Star Ocean: Till the End Of Time, and Legend Of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 08, 2009, 04:31:02 pm
I have only played FFVII once, and it was last summer. It was a good game and all but, FFVI is still Number 1 to me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 06:53:35 pm
Hear, hear. I think FFVI is much, much better than FFVII.

FFVI, Chrono Trigger, and Star Ocean reign supreme as the three greatest RPG's on the SNES. I honestly can't choose between them. Each is perfect in their own way.

Star Ocean: Till the End Of Time

I love the Star Ocean series, but you will hear from many fans of the series that they hate Star Ocean: TTEOT. Have you played Star Ocean 2 on the PSX and the original Star Ocean (via ROM and Dejap translation) on the SNES? I'd recommend playing those first.

Personally (and this is blasphemous to many Star Ocean fans), I actually liked Star Ocean: TTEOT the best out of all of them. It is an immensely fun game and I really loved the story. Fans of Star Ocean hate the game because there is a particularly unexpected plot twist in the game that many people believe completely and totally ruins the series. I personally really liked it. It was supposed to be a philosophical statement about religion and the nature of existence, not some plot cop-out that was thrown in for no reason whatsoever. I think the point of the "plot twist" is lost on a lot of people that play the game. You'll see what I mean.

Star Ocean: TTEOT is hands down one of my favorite RPG's ever. I place the Star Ocean series in general right up there with the Chrono series. Chrono takes first place, Star Ocean takes second.

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 08, 2009, 07:12:58 pm
FFIX=FFTactics>FFVII>FFVI=FFX>FFXII>FFIV>FFI>FFIII>FFII

FFV, FFVIII, FFXI I haven't played yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 07:16:41 pm
Funny, I would equate Tactics with VI and not IX. IX was great, but I wouldn't put it's story equal to Tactic's. Tactic's was a masterpiece.

And both FFV and FFVIII are very good games. FFVIII is extremely tedious because of the battle/stat raising system. In fact it can be downright infuriating at times (especially when you miss a summon spell for good because you forgot to draw it from a boss  :x) You'd probably like it though since you seem to like FF. It's in a very futuristic setting.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 08, 2009, 07:22:11 pm
Cool! I've never played the one on PSX, and probably never will. I tried the SNES one, but my emulater killed it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 07:31:17 pm
Killed it how? With graphics glitches? Because if that's the case, then it is an easy fix and I can PM you how to get it to start working perfectly.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 08, 2009, 07:50:19 pm
No, music cut out, game stopped moving, I restarted it and tried again, but the data was wiped.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 07:52:31 pm
I also got Metroid II, Star Ocean: Till the End Of Time, and Legend Of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.

To me, The Return of Samus is simply the best Metroid I've played (I only haven't played the Primes)...Fighting all the forms of the Metroid was awesome. Lots of "holy shit!" moments when I'd come across a newly evolved form...

I love the Star Ocean series, but you will hear from many fans of the series that they hate Star Ocean: TTEOT. Have you played Star Ocean 2 on the PSX and the original Star Ocean (via ROM and Dejap translation) on the SNES? I'd recommend playing those first.

The original Star Ocean is also available via PSP remake titled Star Ocean: First Departure.

I thought TtEoT wasn't that great, but not because of the twist (omg! they're all Tidus!?)...It may have had something to do with me getting the lame characters (Peppita & Roger), I'd suggest not getting those two to HyperNerd...I'm not sure about SO2, but it seemed like SO3 had less character branches than the previous two from what I've heard...The pacing is also just dreadful and I don't remember disliking the battle system like I did in TtEoT....
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 07:55:43 pm
It may have had something to do with me getting the lame characters (Peppita & Roger), I'd suggest not getting those two to HyperNerd...I'm not sure about SO2, but it seemed like SO3 had less character branches than the previous two from what I've heard...The pacing is also just dreadful and I don't remember disliking the battle system like I did in TtEoT....

Meh, the pacing was perfectly fine for me and the battle system is more or less identical to that in SO2 except updated slightly. Peppita and Roger are truly lame characters, however. I never get them on my play throughs so yeah Hypernerd, I second that suggestion.

Might want to spoiler alert that there in case Hypernerd figures out the reference.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 08, 2009, 07:58:34 pm
The Only reference I get is that They're all from 1000 years past? Or something? Or they're all whiny as hell.
I'm playing FFVII First, so it'll take a while to get to Star Ocean. I'm at the second reactor, trying to figure out what the hell I should do next.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 08:01:43 pm
What reference?

And, yeah, I didn't play SO2...I generally don't like RPGs where I don't control everyone (I shouldn't have to train the stupid A.I. to not go head on (apply directly to the forehead) into fights they should know they aren't set up for...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 08:06:54 pm
The plot twist reference. If he's played FFX it wouldn't be so hard to draw some conclusions about it. But he doesn't seem to care, so nevermind. It was just a suggestion is all.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 08, 2009, 08:11:16 pm
I'd advise taking Nel and Albel along.

Oh, and if you run into the scene where Adray (the 50 year old guy thrown in for the director's cut) joins you, RESET. For the love of all that is good, avoid him (it's an optional scene in Aquaria Castle's throne room if you enter at some point between dungeons). He has a buggy AI that stops him from attacking normally or doing anything useful (think the regular party AI stupidity except multiplied by 10), plus he doesn't appear in cutscenes or have any impact or anything. Also he's annoying and disgusting.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 08:13:27 pm
And don't forget that if you get Adray you are potentially screwed from getting the awesomeness which is Albel.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 08:17:26 pm
But I did spoiler that FFX reference...>_>

I got Adray too (didn't know he was avoidable...>_>)...he kind of reminded me of Jecht in appearance...a lil...:lol:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 08:17:48 pm
I also got ... Legend Of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.

Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages was quite creative for two GBC games. They should have made a third game.

And with that, it should then go in this order...


[spoiler]
[/spoiler]


NOTE: Sorry if this was confusing, but it is very complex.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 08, 2009, 08:19:30 pm
There was going to be a third game, but it got cancelled.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 08:23:24 pm
In that case, it shouldn't have been canceled. Any idea why they did that?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 08, 2009, 08:27:08 pm
I think they ran out of time, or they had no more stuff to put into the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 08:30:08 pm
Were those the ones Ninny gave to Capcom to create? Also, I thought you were anti-Spoiler, Shadow...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 08, 2009, 08:30:51 pm
Nevermind, the answer is probably here:

http://gameboy.ign.com/objects/873/873036.html#aboutThisGame (http://gameboy.ign.com/objects/873/873036.html#aboutThisGame)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 08, 2009, 08:36:36 pm
Yea, those are the Capcom one, as well as my Favorite ones. The third was cut due to a mix of time and Complexity they had the budget, this is Capcom/Nintendo/Zelda were talking about.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 08:59:36 pm
Also, I thought you were anti-Spoiler, Shadow...

I oppose Spoiler HATERS, not Spoilers themselves, but that's no reason to be discourteous. If he doesn't want it spoiled, then I won't spoil it for the sake of it.

Quote from: Shadow's Motto Concerning Readings People Hate (Like Spoilers)
If you don't like it, then don't read it, but if you're gonna bitch and whine about it, all I can tell you is "Whiny bitch needs to get the fuck out."

Simply because in the end... THE FUTURE REFUSED TO CHANGE...

Kidding.

In the end, it's the whiner's fault for reading it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 08, 2009, 09:05:13 pm
Also, I thought you were anti-Spoiler, Shadow...

I'm not, but that's no reason to be discourteous. If he doesn't want it spoiled, then I won't spoil it for the sake of it.

Quote from: Shadow's Motto Concerning Readings People Hate (Like Spoilers)
If you don't like it, then don't read it, but if you're gonna bitch and whine about it, all I can tell you is "Whiny bitch needs to get the fuck out."


Last time we had a conversation about spoilers, you seemed to say the exact opposite.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 08, 2009, 09:07:58 pm
And don't forget that if you get Adray you are potentially screwed from getting the awesomeness which is Albel.

Ah, that too. He takes up a slot that could be used for someone useful and also stops you getting an 8th member if you wander into that village (that one on Elicoor II where the monsters and fairies live) after the big plot twist.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on January 09, 2009, 01:03:03 am
And don't forget that if you get Adray you are potentially screwed from getting the awesomeness which is Albel.

Ah, that too. He takes up a slot that could be used for someone useful and also stops you getting an 8th member if you wander into that village (that one on Elicoor II where the monsters and fairies live) after the big plot twist.
In my experience, Fayt, Cliff and Maria make the most destructive combo in the game; all the way to 4-D mode even. Edit: Of course, could just solo in 4-D with just Peppita. She completely owns everything with her dances.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 09, 2009, 01:05:34 am
Yeah, I recall one or two of Maria's moves being an absolute game breaker that I've seen abused in low level solo videos of the game's optional bosses.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on January 09, 2009, 01:12:34 am
Yeah, I recall one or two of Maria's moves being an absolute game breaker that I've seen abused in low level solo videos of the game's optional bosses.
Energy Burst, I believe.

Here's the setup; check the site for what each build means.
Quote from: http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/536705/52330
o----------------o
| Angel's Burst  |----------------------------------------------------
o----------------o

1) Archangel Fayt: Excelent damage potential, max HP and very high defence. The
Tank (Damage Dealer)
2) Max Cliff: Magnificent juggling and damage, long ranged. Absolutely amazing,
brilliant and necessary for Freya (Stunlocker/Damage Dealer/Support)
3) Burst Maria: Superb damage potential, durability and support with Healing
and Protection (Damage Dealer/Support)


Formation:

Loose Line

Ratings

POWER: *****
DURABILITY: *****
SINERGY: *****
BALANCE: ****

OVERALL: *****
One of the best teams, doesn't achieve a perfect score in balance because of
its ultra offensive nature: sometimes you'll miss having a pure Healer. Still,
godly.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 09, 2009, 03:25:31 pm
In Final Fantasy VII, Cloud just embarked on one of the most akward and embarresing Sidequests ever to rescue his girlfriend. I see why he's so Emo. After copying Star Wars Episode Six, the group of Cloud, Aeris( Aerith?) and Tifa Continues on their journey to beat the hell out of an electricity company, which some how leads to fighting a silver haired guy with the Masamune, which he apparently stole from Frog and elongated to massive size. Don't you love Final Fantasy? It's like an episode of the Simpsons, seriously.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 04:06:00 pm
Are you talking about when he cross-dresses to get into Corneo's Mansion?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 09, 2009, 04:29:35 pm
which he apparently stole from Frog and elongated to massive size.

Swords are phallic enough to begin with without the excess imagery. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 09, 2009, 04:46:04 pm
Oy! I didn't mean it like that! Anyways, yes I do mean when he CrossDresses. In my springtime of Youth topic I posted an in depth recap that makes fun of it. I love the game, but haven't you made fun of something you like before? Anyways, after getting out of the Graveyard of Phantom Trains that Sabin Blitzed to death, The Intrepid Trio travels to Sector Seven, and attempt to save the town, and more importantly, their Bar. After Failing miserably, Aeris is kidnapped, and taken to Shinra headquarters. The Trio- now Cloud, Tifa, and Barret, travel to Aeris' house to tell her mom that she was kidnapped, and most likely killed. Her mom takes it OK, and starts rambling, while Aeris is probably being tortured. After a couple hours, they decide to go be Solid Snakes and infiltrate Shinra Hideout, probably in a stolen Flying Delorean, or Epoch or something. Or they could walk on foot....
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 04:58:59 pm
Well, they have the option of just barging in through the front door, or take the stairs on the left.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 09, 2009, 05:00:04 pm
 :picardno

Stupid Aeris... See? She IS Evil!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 05:01:42 pm
You are calling her Aeris? Well, I go with Aerith.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 09, 2009, 05:09:34 pm
You know what was an awesome game that probably only me and ten other people played?

Panzer Dragoon Saga on the Sega Saturn.

A long time ago I sold it to a friend of mine for 30 bucks. I didn't realize what I was missing until now. You know how much this game is going for now? 500 to 700 dollars. Fuck me. I could have made a killing and still had an awesome game in my possession. It irritates me even more that I've been having a strong desire to play it recently.

Too bad Sega Saturn emulation won't happen for the next thousand years.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 09, 2009, 05:44:22 pm
You could always play one of the other Panzer Dragoon games...?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 09, 2009, 05:58:37 pm
I always thought Aerith was a stupid Mistranslation in Kingdom Hearts... I do think of her as Aerith initially, but I have to force myself to think of her as Aeris. Is Aeris a mistranslation?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 09, 2009, 06:02:28 pm
You could always play one of the other Panzer Dragoon games...?

Panzer Dragoon Saga was an RPG, unlike the other games. Not only an RPG, but it is considered by many (including myself) to be one of the greatest RPG's ever made. Because I haven't played it in such a long time, I can't rightfully judge it with relation to greats like Chrono Trigger/Cross, Star Ocean, or Final Fantasy - but at the time I recall thinking it was better than every one of them except Chrono Trigger.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 06:22:09 pm
I always thought Aerith was a stupid Mistranslation in Kingdom Hearts... I do think of her as Aerith initially, but I have to force myself to think of her as Aeris. Is Aeris a mistranslation?

Yes, Aeris is the mistranslation. It was actually corrected in Kingdom Hearts.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 09, 2009, 06:41:37 pm
 :picardno once more.

I named her Aeris. Wait... In Kingdom Hearts... AERITH IS A ZOMBIE!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!! CALL GHOSTBUSTERS SORA! DON'T TRUST HER!!! SHE A ZOMBIEEEEE!!!!

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 06:44:27 pm
...

Well, in KH, all FF characters, with the exception of Auron, are AU versions of themselves.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 09, 2009, 07:44:25 pm
They're Australian? I only played CoM, so I just figured they were out-of-canon representations, of the characters, like what happens in Dissidia (or with Clod in FFT)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 08:05:07 pm
Australian?

Don't you think it's better your out-of-canon representation idea?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 09, 2009, 08:06:57 pm
Auron is the same one as in FFX? Wow I considered him farthest from his original concept.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 08:09:55 pm
Check the script when Sora recovers the small statue. It's the same lines Auron says before he was defeated by Yunalesca.

That means he is the same as in his FF of origin. Just that it's him after his journey with Braska and Jecht.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 09, 2009, 08:17:01 pm
How does that make it the same him...? And you were the one that said they were Australian...isn't that what AU means...?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 08:21:10 pm
No, AU means Alternate Universe. Same being, different background/setting.

How does that make it the same him...?

Well...

Quote from: KHII Auron
It is not too late! Let us turn back! Yes, but I...I cannot accept it.
Where is the sense in all this? But...there must be another way! Your deaths
will mean nothing! You must live!

Quote from: FFX Auron, in several places around the Zanarkand Dome
"It is not too late! Let us turn back!"

"Yes, but I...I cannot accept it."

"No! Where is the sense in all this? Braska believed in Yevon's
teachings and died for them! Jecht believed in Braska and gave his life
for him!"

"Sin always comes back. It comes back after the Calm every time! The
cycle will continue and your deaths will mean nothing!"

I don't see how he can't be the same individual.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 09, 2009, 08:32:57 pm
yea I would chalk that up to a fanserves. Unlike Yuna, Rikku, and Pain who were so stupid as fairy's.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 09, 2009, 09:20:16 pm
You could always play one of the other Panzer Dragoon games...?

Panzer Dragoon Saga was an RPG, unlike the other games. Not only an RPG, but it is considered by many (including myself) to be one of the greatest RPG's ever made. Because I haven't played it in such a long time, I can't rightfully judge it with relation to greats like Chrono Trigger/Cross, Star Ocean, or Final Fantasy - but at the time I recall thinking it was better than every one of them except Chrono Trigger.

I played Panzer Dragoon Saga, and badass it was. I never finished it though as it belonged to a friend of mine. I would definitely put it up there with the great RPGs, and it might be among my top RPG's if I had the opportunity to finish it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 09, 2009, 09:32:51 pm
Quote
all that crap Acacia Sgt quoted & said last

(I didn't want this to look too ugly)

Yeah, I'm sorta with teh Kebster on this one...Just like their looks, what they say are just like throwbacks to the games they came from...you could also chalk it up to lazy writers! :lol:

SE believes strongly in the 3 Rs: Recycle, Reuse, & Remake
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 09:37:59 pm
And yet, he is the only one whose signs of his FF story are shown.

And besides, Auron not exactly says that in KHII, it's his memories, heard by Sora, Donald, and Goofy.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 09, 2009, 09:53:30 pm
And cloud's constant "I'm looking for someone" doesn't count?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 09:54:53 pm
Don't remember clearly, who is he talking about?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 09, 2009, 09:56:11 pm
This  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7wJ8pE2qKU)Guy, if I remember correctly. Or Tifa.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 09, 2009, 09:56:30 pm
I really wish Yuffie would've been more of an asshole punk kid like she was in FFVII than some teenybopper flavored jailbait bitch.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 09:58:34 pm
Sephiroth... Well, although their conflict is still there, it is not for the same reason as in VII, especially considering Sephiroth's position in KH.

About Yuffie, her role was originally Rikku's.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 09, 2009, 09:59:22 pm
Don't remember clearly, who is he talking about?
Depends on which KH. But yes it has been a few years, still they used the EXACT same line as fanservice.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 09, 2009, 09:59:30 pm
I played Panzer Dragoon Saga, and badass it was. I never finished it though as it belonged to a friend of mine. I would definitely put it up there with the great RPGs, and it might be among my top RPG's if I had the opportunity to finish it.

Good to see there's two of us that have played it at least. I had no idea the demand for it was so high that it would be nearly a grand to purchase. That's insane. It was probably the most unique RPG I've ever played, to say the least.

I really hope that Sega decides to make a port of it in the future to a modern console.

teenybopper flavored jailbait bitch.

- is my new favorite phrase.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 09, 2009, 11:09:50 pm
Speaking of, when me and my friend were talking about who might be in KHIII, My Friend (Asafigow) said randomly, "I dunno, maybe someone from Chrono Trigger?" I believe he was joking, but it's always good to hope...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 11:11:22 pm
I once thought about Crono being in Brawl. Seriously, if SE would have added a character, Crono would have been a good choice.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on January 09, 2009, 11:21:14 pm
SE should make something like Dissidia but with  games form both companies. So we can have many different characters from Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Legend of mana, Chrono games and Enix ones. That sure will be awesome! But with Dissidia gameplay which is WAY better than crappy SSB which I never liked.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 09, 2009, 11:31:22 pm
Aw man, but I love Melee. And Dissidia made Kefka stupid, and made Cloud and Sephiroth the coolest.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 09, 2009, 11:47:22 pm
They should just do a Square-Enix vs Capcom fighting game. If you're going to do a fighting game, you might as well do it right.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 09, 2009, 11:48:44 pm
They should just do a Square-Enix vs Capcom fighting game. If you're going to do a fighting game, you might as well do it right.

Sakura vs Lucca or Harle... my heart might not be able to take that much awesomeness.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 09, 2009, 11:57:56 pm
I don't know who will be added if such idea were true. Maybe Arc from Terranigma or another from those old games.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 10, 2009, 03:07:40 am
RANDOM FFVII LOOKING AT THE BAD ASPECTS OF THE GAME!!! I DON'T HATE IT, FANBOYS/FANGIRLS! DON'T HATE ME!!!

This is somewhat off topic, but FFVII is the most overrated game ever made. Seriously, Sure, It's good and all, but...  Confused People praise it to no end for all sorts of crap, The "Stunning" Graphics, The "Intuitive" Battle System...game, but no where near as what I expected it to be. If it got a regular FF Score everywhere, then I'd Praise it to no end, but because of how highly people regard it: The "Best" Game ever, it makes me look at it with some contempt. It's still a really good game, but it hasn't aged very well. Chrono Trigger was a billion times better, and Cross was just as good.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 10, 2009, 03:13:46 am
They should just do a Square-Enix vs Capcom fighting game. If you're going to do a fighting game, you might as well do it right.

Sakura vs Lucca or Harle... my heart might not be able to take that much awesomeness.

I think the main reason I'd love a vs Capcom game would be because that way they could do 3-man teams...!! You wouldn't have to choose between Lucca or Harle that way! Maybe the partner helper moves could be Double Techs or something for the Chrono Trigger characters! ^_^
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 10, 2009, 03:15:57 am
I think VII is a good game, among the FF's, it's in 5th place to me on most favorite.

Really, when I saw that spoiler at the end of Disk 1, I thought: 'I see, so that's the event many talked about.'

But when I got to the ending, I thought. 'What? All that talk about it, and in the end was useless?'
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 03:18:28 am
because of how highly people regard it: The "Best" Game ever, it makes me look at it with some contempt. It's still a really good game, but it hasn't aged very well. Chrono Trigger was a billion times better, and Cross was just as good.

Well, FF VII was certainly hugely ahead of it's time, and I think a lot of people still give it credit for that and consider it the "best game ever" as a result. I would disagree, but I can see where they are coming from. Additionally, for many people FF VII was their first RPG ever and so it has that "nostalgia factor" associated with it. These are both based on biases and shouldn't be used to judge a game, but I'm just saying I can see where people come from and why it is so hyped up.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 10, 2009, 03:19:34 am
Maybe to them, but will it be the same for the ones who wasn't their first RPG?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 10, 2009, 03:23:16 am
In tribute to FFVII, I too (like HyperNerd) shall recycle my post from Zergplex's welcome thread...!

All FFVII pioneered was the use of FMVs...if you look back, the rest of the graphics were by no means any more advanced than other games of its time...

The Materia system was basically just the Esper system for every ability with the added bonus of negative attributes (h-hooray?)...? So much was just recycled FFVI...Materia->Espers...Magitek Knights->SOLDIER...Desperation Attacks->Limit Breaks...Kefka's awesome god of magic seraph form->Ol' Sephy-head's stupid angel missing a wing form...

FFVI did it all better.

Bringing up a game for the sole purpose of bashing it is stupid & kinda spammy, btw.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 10, 2009, 03:33:54 am
I was talking about FFVII before, just giving an opinion. In the other thread I randomly posted in, I mentioned how I was most certainly unbiased. Like I said, FFVII Is a good game, but for people who are expecting OMG HOLY CRAPS THIS ARE LEET like I did, don't. It's good, but...  Then again, I doubt many people here are going to buy it... I just wanted to share my opinion, and feel like I'm being critisized for it. I wasn't bashing, per say, (By my definition of the word) but whatever.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 05:08:24 am
The Materia system was basically just the Esper system for every ability with the added bonus of negative attributes (h-hooray?)...? So much was just recycled FFVI...Materia->Espers...Magitek Knights->SOLDIER...Desperation Attacks->Limit Breaks...Kefka's awesome god of magic seraph form->Ol' Sephy-head's stupid angel missing a wing form...

But it's better to rehash something that was awesome in FFVI then to replace it with something that utterly sucks like in FFVIII, I suppose.

Chrono Trigger/FF VI/Star Ocean = three way tie for the greatest RPG's on the SNES. FF VI in particular is just so damned good that no FF since has even come close to matching it's badassness. VII was still a really good game, but comparing it to VI is like comparing bronze to gold. It's hard to make games as good as those three. Every now and then a gem will come out nowadays, but that's about it. The SNES was the pinnacle of RPG awesomeness.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 10, 2009, 05:15:28 am
I'd probably add Tales of Phantasia, Breath of Fire II, Seiken Densetsu III, & Live-a-Live to those, but maybe they belong on a step below...*shrugs*

And I was perfectly fine with FFVIII despite the low amount of character development for the main cast...The Laguna storyline was awesome...and I think ZeaLitY might have something to say about liking Zell...:lol:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on January 10, 2009, 09:26:39 am
I really don't like FFVII that much. 1. Way too long. 2. Hate Randon Encounters ( That's one reason I prefer Cross) and 3. The best FF were X and VIII. And yes FFVII was overrated because of the 'graphics" which were revolutionary in that years. Overall is a good game but I really prefer shorter RPG with lots of replayability like Cross or Trigger.
I played it for about 9 hours an stop playing it but I cannot say anything else because I never beat the game.

FFVIII was the best one I played so far. But I didn't have the opportunity to buy the game.

BTW anyone now a decent PS3 RPG because I cannot find anything good. I heard that Eternal Sonate is a good one but I am not sure.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 10, 2009, 11:13:55 am
They're Australian?

Oh fuck's sake, I was gonna make that joke.

Personally,
FFIX -> FFVI -> FFIV -> FFX -> FFVII -> FFV

I need to finish VIII sometime...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 10, 2009, 01:07:56 pm
I heard FFVIII Sucks. Care to tell me why it's good? Also- HOW CAN A GAME BE TOO LONG!!!?? It's means you're getting more out of your money! If i spent 60 bucks on FFVII and it was only 30 hours long, I would KILL.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 10, 2009, 01:24:39 pm
I'll preface this with I love all the core Final Fantasy series, yes that includes FFVIII. Overall though FFVIII is my least favorite of them. I never really connected with most of the characters (besides Selphie being a cutie and Irvine being a badass cowboy) emotionally other then Laguna. The junction system seemed to be hit or miss with a lot of people, it was a miss for me but I can understand why other people enjoyed it. And finally the story didn't really draw me in and make me want to find out what happens. At times it just seems to putter along.

These are all just personal preferences and objectively I can see why many people link it to their favorite Final Fantasy. I certainly enjoyed the game and unlike some people do believe it was worthy of the Final Fantasy name, but it ranks low compared to the others for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 10, 2009, 01:26:16 pm
for many people FF VII was their first RPG ever and so it has that "nostalgia factor" associated with it.
I remember mine well, I jumped right in to shark infested waters. Planescape: Torment was my first RPG. With Phantasy Star 4 being my first JRPG.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 10, 2009, 01:40:44 pm
for many people FF VII was their first RPG ever and so it has that "nostalgia factor" associated with it.
I remember mine well, I jumped right in to shark infested waters. Planescape: Torment was my first RPG. With Phantasy Star 4 being my first JRPG.

Phantasy Star 4? Good man, I personally love that game. The Phantasy Star game series doesn't get enough credit compared to some of the bigger names.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on January 10, 2009, 02:37:17 pm
for many people FF VII was their first RPG ever and so it has that "nostalgia factor" associated with it.
I remember mine well, I jumped right in to shark infested waters. Planescape: Torment was my first RPG. With Phantasy Star 4 being my first JRPG.
SoM was my first Action-RPG, then came Chrono Trigger as my first RPG. SO:TSS, FFT and PS:T were the three games that I attribute to my addiction to RPGs.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 03:33:35 pm
I heard FFVIII Sucks.

It doesn't suck. In fact, it's a really, really good RPG. The futuristic setting is unique compared to most RPG's, the character development for most main characters is lacking, but the story really revolves around Squall and Rinoa actually and it's rather touching.

What I did say sucked was the battle system. It's horrid. It basically revolves around you drawing magic spells from enemies and "Draw" points as the primary means with which to increase your stats. And you can't buy weapons in shops but instead create them Star Ocean style, which would have been awesome except that Star Ocean did it about a million times better.

EDIT: And in the spirit of things, my first RPG was Crystalis on the NES, then the first Final Fantasy. I have no idea how young I was back then when I played it. I was born in 1985 so probably around 6 ish I'm guessing. I sucked horribly at both but I still play Crystalis and I still think it's an awesome game.

- Check that, I guess technically my first RPG was this horrible game on the Atari that involved you going around and finding keys to fight dragons or something. I remember it had only two colors per level - the color the level was made out of and the character, and then the floor of each level was a different color. Damn that game sucked. I wish I could remember what it was called.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: BROJ on January 10, 2009, 03:54:34 pm
- Check that, I guess technically my first RPG was this horrible game on the Atari that involved you going around and finding keys to fight dragons or something. I remember it had only two colors per level - the color the level was made out of and the character, and then the floor of each level was a different color. Damn that game sucked. I wish I could remember what it was called.
Wasn't it called 'Adventure'; I remember playing it once.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 04:18:55 pm
Haha that's right! How could I forget such an easy to remember name? Perhaps it's because the game sucked so bad.

Nowadays a 4 yr old could design a better video game than "Adventure".
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 10, 2009, 05:15:12 pm
It was called adventure, I own it but got it years after the fact (around '91 I got given a bunch of old atari stuff). I never did beat that damned game... then again I barely could figure out what I was doing with no instruction booklet.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 10, 2009, 06:29:04 pm
PROTIP:

Enjoy FFVII for the game it was, don't hate it because of fans.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 06:45:41 pm
No one was bashing FF VII really and I don't recall anyone saying they hated it (although I admit I'm too lazy to check), we were just being fair to it. The general consensus is that it is an awesome game, but an over-rated one for the reasons stated above. I added my view that it is still hyped up to this day because for many people it was their first RPG and so it has that "nostalgia factor" associated with it.

Unless by your definition hating involves anything short of saying "FFVII is the greatest game ever made so everyone else STFU"?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 10, 2009, 06:52:21 pm
Not at all. FFVII was by no means, "The Best Game Ever" but saying that it being overrated is a flaw in the game makes absolutely no sense. It'd be a flaw in the fanbase.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 10, 2009, 09:15:45 pm
Oh God No. I was making the point that the fact that Fanboys won't listen to reason pisses me off, and makes me resent the game. I said the game is Flipping awesome, but the point V made is one of the truest I've heard in a while. It really is a recycled FFVI, but that isn't bad. I loved the whole Midgar thing, ecspecially when they climb the Wire, and when they go up the stairs at the Shinra Building. I also love the fact it's so long. If I love anything, it's a staggeringly huge RPG.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 09:38:39 pm
The Midgar part of the game was so awesome, it's probably my favorite intro sequence of events in any RPG now that I think about it. And then leaving Midgar you get the feeling of the true massiveness of the 3D overworld, which was really unprecedented for its' time.

If I have one major gripe about FF VII it is the ending. It felt incredibly half-assed to me, and I was like "What I played the game for innumerable hours on end for this?"

On a side note, it would be truly awesome if FFXIII has an overworld and lets you fly around in an airship like traditional final fantasies, but then when you land and venture out on foot it is a massively connected expanse like in FF X and XII - ie: A more immersive world. No world map unless you are in an airship, and really even on foot you just see that the world map from the sky is just an expanse of one 3D area after another. Think FF XII but instead of having a static point and click map for airship travel you actually get to fly around.

That would probably be too hard to pull off though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 10, 2009, 09:42:08 pm
If I have one major gripe about FF VII it is the ending. It felt incredibly half-assed to me, and I was like "What I played the game for innumerable hours on end for this?"

The ending I think was fine. Except it made me think that it made the event at the end of disk 1 pointless.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 10, 2009, 09:47:00 pm
The Spoiler aspect really doesn't matter. I knew that before I knew who Cloud was, just from Mass Hysteria. The "Most Surprising" Scene in Video Game History is now one of the most well known, and unsurprising. I have to admit, I thought it was later in the game though...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 10, 2009, 09:50:24 pm
But, I think that action was pointless. Sephiroth could have even realized her action was going to do more good than harm to him had Holy's purpose not being attached to something, like Meteor's.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 10, 2009, 10:00:32 pm
I thought Sephiroth just killed her because he was crazy. If we're thinking that way, there is no reason for him to destroy the world with Meteor either.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 10, 2009, 10:10:10 pm
Aerith was summoning Holy.

Holy...

Quote from: Bugenhagen
...the ultimate White Magic. Magic that might stand against
Meteor.
Perhaps our last hope to save the planet from Meteor. If a soul seeking
Holy reaches the planet, it will appear. Ho Ho Hoooo. Meteor, Weapon,
everything will disappear. Perhaps, even ourselves.

Aerith is killed, but Holy was called anyway.

So, Sephiroth blocks Holy from emerging, which is why he must be stopped.

But, when Holy arrives, instead of stopping it, ...

Quote from: Red XIII
Holy is
having the opposite effect.

In the end, the Lifestream was the one who stopped Meteor.

(However, it is only my opinion on how her death was pointless, considering Holy ended up helping Meteor in the end. If not to obliterate the planet, but to end humanity instead.)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 10, 2009, 10:13:00 pm
Wow. Then it was pointless, although Lifestream couldn't of stopped it without Aerith dead.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 10, 2009, 10:17:36 pm
Maybe it was her way to correct her mistake.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 10, 2009, 10:34:31 pm
I heard FFVIII Sucks. Care to tell me why it's good? Also- HOW CAN A GAME BE TOO LONG!!!?? It's means you're getting more out of your money! If i spent 60 bucks on FFVII and it was only 30 hours long, I would KILL.

It's a little something called pacing...Just because something is good, there is such thing as too much of a good thing. If you took your favorite movie, for instance and instead of 1 & 1/2 or even 2 (*groan*) hours stretched the fucker out to 4, you'd notice how drawn out & boring everything was getting. Sometimes you just need to get to the gettin' while the gettin's good.

The Phantasy Star game series doesn't get enough credit compared to some of the bigger names.

Probably because all of the newer iterations are lame ass MMO's (the original games being on SMS & Genesis probably didn't help either, with the SNES hoarding the era's best RPGs)...I hope to god Phantasy Star 0 is good...but it's sounding & looking a lot like the Online games...I'm also super pissed that PS4 wasn't included in the GBA PS collection...WTF is up with that shit? They had better port/remake that for DS after 0 or something...That's practically a declaration of war as far as I'm concerned...!

As for FFVIII's "battle" system (it's really the leveling system people whine about, not the actual battle system which didn't really change at all)...I was completely fine with the Draw System...I found it to be no more or less time consuming than regular RPG leveling...The Junctioning System, though, was kind of broken...it was way too easy to use to just pwn everything...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 10:39:54 pm
It's a little something called pacing...Just because something is good, there is such thing as too much of a good thing. If you took your favorite movie, for instance and instead of 1 & 1/2 or even 2 (*groan*) hours stretched the fucker out to 4, you'd notice how drawn out & boring everything was getting.

God, have you seen that movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?". If you have then you'll understand what I mean by the reference.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 10, 2009, 10:48:59 pm
I haven't, but it does indeed look like one of those long & drawn out "epics"...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 10:54:13 pm
Basically. It's a movie that would have been great had it lasted for an hour and a half instead of over 3 hours, especially since you already know what the ending is going to be because the beginning of the movie gives it away. It's incredibly predictable, even more so than that "Seven Pounds" movie that's out right now with Will Smith (predictable, but I liked it).

I foresee that The Curious Case will get a huge number of awards though. It's just one of those "artsy" movies that you know will.

EDIT: On a side note, there's an incredibly disturbing sexual tension scene in The Curious Case between a 7 year old girl and an old man (who is supposed to be 7 himself). It's enough to give you nightmares or puke. Or both simultaneously.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 10, 2009, 11:16:25 pm
lol aeris dies


It's funny, though; You ask a fangirl who Aeris is and they're completely stumped. From time to time I'll ask them if they've ever visited the Gold Saucer to bet on Chocobo Races (In-real-life context) and they'll just be flabbergasted.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 10, 2009, 11:48:52 pm
After I beat FFVII I'm going to do a full, humourus Recap for all my freinds here... I wrote part of one...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 11, 2009, 12:08:18 am
I have never seen her death as a big deal. My uncle just said "She dies in the Final Fantasy she appears" when I first played Kingdom Hearts, and that's how I found out.

And I didn't saw the death itself until last summer. In between, to me, she was in the same group as Tellah, Galuf, General Leo, Joseph, Ricard, etc.

Then, I saw it, and I thought her situation was more incredible compared to the others. But then I saw the ending...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 11, 2009, 02:03:41 am
Catch-Up Post!

Speaking of, when me and my friend were talking about who might be in KHIII, My Friend (Asafigow) said randomly, "I dunno, maybe someone from Chrono Trigger?" I believe he was joking, but it's always good to hope...

That reminds me of "Kingdumb Hearts" on NewGrounds. In the parody of KH2, one of the planets on their map is "Chrono Trigger Planet" which I thought was kickass.

...which is WAY better than crappy SSB which I never liked.

BLASPHEMER!!!

Oh fuck's sake, I was gonna make that joke.

Haha, poor Pyt.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on January 11, 2009, 04:47:53 pm
Speaking of Kingdom Hearts, has anyone cared to beat RE: Chain of Memories?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 11, 2009, 04:50:59 pm
Currently on the 6th floor.

I really need more high-value cards.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 11, 2009, 05:00:26 pm
I want to buy it, but I can't find it. Anywheres.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 11, 2009, 05:07:39 pm
Speaking of Re:CoM, has there been any sight of playthroughs of the English version?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on January 11, 2009, 05:17:37 pm
Not that I know of, everyone that I say to them that I bought the game, they're all like 'Oh really? That came out? But wasn't it for the GBA?'.

It was a complete surprise to me, I went to the local video game store, and I bought it right then and there. I'm on the 3rd floor and to Acacia Sgt, yeah getting high value cards are difficult to come by. I had the next floor right after Traverse Town, I made it into Olympus. Hades was soooooo difficult to beat, and annoying(with his high value cards). Stupid ass me is playing the game through Proud Mode, I was all cocky and stuff, until I got 10 minutes into the game, and I'm regretting if every second of it. haha
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 11, 2009, 05:21:17 pm
I'm on Proud Mode too. The bosses aren't hard, actually, it was easier beating Trickmaster here than in KH. I blame it on the table being lower than in KH.

But now, Jaffar, was a different story. Six platforms now, I was constantly moving the camera to get Iago on the screen, then going from one platform to another, then changing when I had catched up to him at last. If it wasn't for the those green cards, it would have been even more annoying.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 07:21:56 pm
Has anybody played the game Rogue Galaxy on the PS2? It's a goofy, cartoonish RPG about space pirates that fly around in what is literally a normal pirate ship equipped with a rocket engine (why they don't all die from the vacuum of space is anyones guess). The story is rather cliche but the game itself is beautiful and really damn fun. Since I play RPG's for the story, it's not up there as one of my favorite RPG's, but I'd recommend it to anyone who is in an RPG slump and wants something new to play.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 13, 2009, 07:49:58 pm
Has anybody played the game Rogue Galaxy on the PS2? It's a goofy, cartoonish RPG about space pirates that fly around in what is literally a normal pirate ship equipped with a rocket engine (why they don't all die from the vacuum of space is anyones guess). The story is rather cliche but the game itself is beautiful and really damn fun. Since I play RPG's for the story, it's not up there as one of my favorite RPG's, but I'd recommend it to anyone who is in an RPG slump and wants something new to play.


I absolutely DETESTED that game. The battle system was so bland and repetitive I couldn't stand it.

But now that I think about it, I only rented it/played through the first chapter, so I don't really know...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 13, 2009, 08:03:16 pm
Never got in to it, my brother really liked it. My god the DMV quest pissed me off more then the real quests to the DMV does.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 09:27:13 pm
The battle system was so bland and repetitive I couldn't stand it.


Meh, personal choice I suppose. To me, it was much less bland than the traditional rpg/final fantasy click and choose and watch turn-based battle systems.

Never got in to it, my brother really liked it. My god the DMV quest pissed me off more then the real quests to the DMV does.

And yes, that part nearly ruined the entire game. They should have just cut it out.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 14, 2009, 12:20:31 am
An RPG that really irritates me is Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter. It's a really nice game, but the whole "use D skills too much and you die" thing was an absolute travesty. You can't even lower the percentage, so you have to keep this in check for the entire game. And even using the Dash function in the field fills it up. Worse still, the game encourages it; check this out:

Quote from: Wikipedia
One of these features is the Scenario Overlay (SOL) system. This system encourages the player to return to previous points in the game, restart the game, and/or replay the game in order to unlock hidden areas, view additional story scenes, and make the characters more powerful so that the player can deal with the game's considerable difficulty level.

It's more of a pain in the ass than it sounds.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 14, 2009, 08:46:50 pm
Meh, personal choice I suppose. To me, it was much less bland than the traditional rpg/final fantasy click and choose and watch turn-based battle systems.

You mean the kind of battle engines that are centered around strategy and thought instead of mashing X and O repeatedly?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on January 14, 2009, 10:23:18 pm
An RPG that really irritates me is Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter. It's a really nice game, but the whole "use D skills too much and you die" thing was an absolute travesty. You can't even lower the percentage, so you have to keep this in check for the entire game. And even using the Dash function in the field fills it up. Worse still, the game encourages it; check this out:

Quote from: Wikipedia
One of these features is the Scenario Overlay (SOL) system. This system encourages the player to return to previous points in the game, restart the game, and/or replay the game in order to unlock hidden areas, view additional story scenes, and make the characters more powerful so that the player can deal with the game's considerable difficulty level.

It's more of a pain in the ass than it sounds.

Indeed it is a pain in the ass. I have yet to see the end of that game. At first I thought it was a very horrible game, but I have come to appreciate it more. Although I do think that it killed the Breath of Fire series.. Such a shame.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 14, 2009, 10:29:04 pm
Meh, personal choice I suppose. To me, it was much less bland than the traditional rpg/final fantasy click and choose and watch turn-based battle systems.

You mean the kind of battle engines that are centered around strategy and thought instead of mashing X and O repeatedly?

Which is why they are my most favorite. I like games like that. Although the category of Action-RPG is good too, since you have to think fast for many of those.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 11:52:24 pm
Kingdom Hearts Battle System pwns all other kinds, even CT's.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 15, 2009, 05:25:00 am
Kingdom Hearts Battle System pwns all other kinds, even CT's.

Personally, I prefer CT's, Grandia II's, and Crisis Core's. KH's battle system feels too simplistic, whereas Crisis Core's feels like an expansion on it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 05:29:03 am
What's with the Japanese & their wacky love of slots, though? Leave it to Setzer and maybe a mini game...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 08:18:40 am
KH's system lets you see the battle as it happened, not like waiting for some invisible meter to fill before you can attack.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 09:00:20 am
How does it deal with Magic?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 10:39:17 am
Input commands from the in-game menu. Sadly, no magic combos, though they may pull that in BBS and Days.

The closest they came to Double Techs were the Partner Limits (like Eternal Session with Riku) in KH2 that Sora can do with not only Donald and Goofy, but also with the world's Resident Hero (assuming it has one).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 12:03:24 pm
So then you have to stop battle to pull up an invisible menu...?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 15, 2009, 12:09:15 pm
No, you have the menu in a corner as you battle. By pressing X you do the command.

Attack
Magic
Item
?

Like up above for the first KH. Magic and Item open sub-menus to select the corresponding one.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 15, 2009, 12:53:54 pm
Kingdom Hearts had a very simple combat system, wasn't my favorite at all but I did like. I liked I liked FFX-2 combat the most I think. It was very fast paced for a tradition combat system, plus the class system was like a revamped version of FFIII but more useful classes.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 02:48:54 pm
I liked KH2's battle system with the Reaction Commands and everything.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 15, 2009, 03:10:52 pm
KHI Battle System: Innovative and enterntaining, while remaining challenging.

KHII Battle System: Press X ten times, press Triangle, watch movie with flashy lights, Cure, Press Triangle/watch movie while pressing triangle a few times, press X again, win battle.

Not to mention it was so simplistic a kindergartner could've easily mastered it, as well as bearing so many useless add-ons (Drives/Summons) that you never use.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 06:11:14 pm
I guess what I liked about it was the real-time battles.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 15, 2009, 07:27:49 pm
I liked FFX-2 combat the most I think. It was very fast paced for a tradition combat system, plus the class system was like a revamped version of FFIII but more useful classes.

X-2's was a really awesome take on the ATB system. I loved it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 15, 2009, 07:32:00 pm
I prefer ATB over CTB.

X-2 was the first RPG that used the ATB that I played. But I hated trying to get 100%.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 15, 2009, 08:41:16 pm
X-2 was the first RPG that used the ATB that I played. But I hated trying to get 100%.
Because its impossible without a full walkthrough?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 15, 2009, 08:48:50 pm
Not for that reason.

I once copied a walkthrough to Word, and shortened it.

From 100+ pages it ended up with less than 10.

I had no problems following it. Until I arrived to Dark Yojimno at 52%. And that's the farthest I got.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 15, 2009, 08:49:05 pm
X-2 was the first RPG that used the ATB that I played. But I hated trying to get 100%.
Because its impossible without a full walkthrough?

I'm only like 10 percent through my first playthrough and I know I already fucked myself over.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 15, 2009, 08:51:19 pm
Good thing for me I knew who to choose at the start of Chapter 2.

I really can't imagine my reaction of finishing the game, only to discover I ended up with 98% instead.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 15, 2009, 08:56:05 pm
I've done two playthroughs, ~60% and then 78%. I doing a third, taking a break right now, but with a guide 31% so far.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 15, 2009, 09:05:32 pm
I'm also doing one, but haven't play it for days now.

Only 9% though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 09:40:14 pm
I got it all fairly easily, myself (maybe that's part of the reason why I'm not only completely fine with X-2, but ended up liking it a bit more than X)...The only thing I didn't get was the Mascot Dress Sphere because I kept messing up the who dunnit part...but since that doesn't effect your completion % I never bothered to go back & try for it a 3rd time...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 15, 2009, 09:47:24 pm
Is it when you have to discover the culprit of the Mi'ihen Highroad incident, right?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nexus on January 15, 2009, 09:50:19 pm
I managed to get 100% on one play through, but I was always double checking my percentages at certain points to make sure I got it fully. Final Fantasy X-2 was quite a surprise since it was more enjoyable than the it's predecessor. Even with trying to get a hundred percent it was still quite enjoyable to play. Overall Final Fantasy X and X-2 where quite enjoyable even with the flaws some saw in it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 15, 2009, 09:52:14 pm
However, I found X better than X-2 in being enjoyable.

Wanting to get 100%, and following a walkthrough on what to do, it took away most of the fun for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 09:59:18 pm
Is it when you have to discover the culprit of the Mi'ihen Highroad incident, right?

Yeah, that's the who dunnit part.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on January 15, 2009, 10:01:54 pm
I played it for a bit...but around the same time I lost my addiction? in games..now Iam liable to play for a few days then nothing for months.   Plus I kept dieing in that stupid long 100 level dungeon.  bah
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on January 15, 2009, 10:16:08 pm
FFX-2 kind of killed my love for FF, surprisingly it wasn't FFXI that killed it. lol

Speaking of bland video games, how about that Xenosaga Ep 1 & 2? I still have Ep 3 in its plastic from like almost 2 years ago. Is it better than the first two? Xenosaga 1 & 2 were very boring for me, but I would force myself to complete the games because they both have increadible music and storyline. :D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 15, 2009, 10:51:22 pm
Well considering I like FFX-2 and Xenosaga 1&2 you don't want my input.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nexus on January 16, 2009, 01:53:33 am
Speaking of bland video games, how about that Xenosaga Ep 1 & 2? I still have Ep 3 in its plastic from like almost 2 years ago. Is it better than the first two? Xenosaga 1 & 2 were very boring for me, but I would force myself to complete the games because they both have increadible music and storyline. :D

From my perspective the third game is somewhat more enjoyable than the first two and the battles seem less tedious. Then again it has been a while since I last played it so I may be remembering it incorrectly. Though I do remember the leveling was less annoying than the first with the skill leveling.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 17, 2009, 05:28:50 am
Xenosaga 3 is pure gold. I actually like it better than Xenogears, which I said in an earlier post in this thread. A long time Xeno fan "Hammer" (dunno if he is still around these forums) said that he has heard many Xenogears fans say they actually like Xenosaga 3 better than Xenogears. I would give it a chance if I were you. Have no preconceptions about what you expect from it. Don't expect it to lead directly into Xenogears, just play it to enjoy it.

If you do play it though (and you should), do yourself a favor and read a plot synopsis of the first two games, otherwise you'll be thoroughly confused for the majority of the third.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on January 17, 2009, 02:19:27 pm
I've only played like 2 minutes of a Xenogears Demo way back when.. But I think I will definitely try out Xenosaga 3 tonight, I mean I still have it in the plastic wrap, collecting dust. lol
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 17, 2009, 06:07:10 pm
I'm playing MOTHER 3. Again. Yes, I am playing it again. Why you ask? BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 17, 2009, 06:08:18 pm
A good game. Play it three times by now, and only one of them was completed.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 17, 2009, 06:58:19 pm
MOTHER as a series is made of Win. MOTHER 1/EarthBound Zero is good b/c of "Pollyanna" and "Bein Friends" (Catherine Warwick did a stellar job with those two), MOTHER 2/EarthBound rules b/c of the Giygas meme, and MOTHER 3 PWNS ALL with the tragic story, the return of "Pollyanna", and the most kickass Boss Fight BGM ever, "Master Porky's Theme".

EDIT: BTW, Nerd, do you have Mato's Fan Translation?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 17, 2009, 07:02:46 pm
Still haven't finished Mother or Mother 3...Other games came up...It's still on the big fuckall game list in my SoY thread though...>_<
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 17, 2009, 07:05:04 pm
No, I totally know japanese and am just Hiding it from the Compendium so I can't help. Of course! I was waiting for that thing to come out for 2 years when It finally did!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 17, 2009, 07:06:29 pm
Hah, a friend of mine showed that to me. I can't download it onto this laptop b/c the restrictions won't let me install the GBA emulator.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 17, 2009, 07:08:41 pm
I once decided to play it even if japanese. Never got past Mr. Genetor.

For Mother 2, the Mani-Mani Statue was hard to beat. But I manage, but still haven't returned to the desert.

For Mother, got the Third Melody, but right now I'm still in the Zoo. Starman Jr. wasn't harder, but still.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 17, 2009, 07:12:28 pm
The tragic reason I stopped Mother 2 and eliminated all Emulation for a period of time? Savestates. I never used em, exept at the beginning of the game. I was in the Desert, but then I accidentally pressed F2. And, guess what? Oh shit, beginning of the game with no saves and no way to return. God, I was so pissed I killed all emulation on my Compy.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 17, 2009, 07:14:19 pm
I sometimes do that mistake myself, but always have another savestate or normal save.

After happening the first time, I have learned to not just use savestates.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 17, 2009, 07:15:51 pm
The tragic reason I stopped Mother 2 and eliminated all Emulation for a period of time? Savestates. I never used em, exept at the beginning of the game. I was in the Desert, but then I accidentally pressed F2. And, guess what? Oh shit, beginning of the game with no saves and no way to return. God, I was so pissed I killed all emulation on my Compy.

Sounds like a personal problem...How do you accidentally press one of the F# buttons? They're usually way at the friggin top of the keyboard! Did you have your key config set up stupidly or something...??
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 17, 2009, 07:17:53 pm
...
I was 9.
Of course I was stupid.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 17, 2009, 11:05:50 pm
OKAY GUYS I AM GOING TO SUM UP HOW EVERY FF IS INTERCONNECTED RIGHT FUCKING NOW. PREPARE YOURSELVES.

Okay, so this is how it goes:
(FFI) When Garland was transported into the past by the fiends, the people of that time asked Garland to take them away from the world because of the fiends. Thus with the first killed, Garland was able to find another world (FFIX) that was already habited. With the next fiend killed, Garland created the Lifa Tree to replace the souls, and with the third, he took half the people and hibernated their souls. By the fourth fiend, he knew he posed a threat to the people and went back to the world of FFI. Becoming Chaos, he fought the Warrior of Light. Which upon losing, the fiends go into the future to replace Garland. Garland, who is stranded in the past, dying. Garland heads back to the promise he made on the planet of FFIX. FFI continues into FFV.

(FFV) An ancient evil (from FFI) creates the void, in which they use 12 legendary weapons. Enou is then defeated but the void still continues to exist. They split the crystals which then splits dimensions. Although both worlds are still FFV, one of them grows into FFIV. In which after the events of FFV, the Lunarians debate whether or not they should continue to exist. However, after the events of FFIV, they come to realize they are no better than the humans they were judging over; leaving the world of FFIV to a barren world of FFIII.

Hyne, either created same in power or a Lunarian himself, is entrusted to watch over the hibernating Lunarians. However, every time they have nightmares, monsters become created from it. The first wave of monsters hit the planet below. Hyne takes it upon himself to create people to kill monsters while they entrust another Lunarian, Noah (FFIII), to watch over magic, people and dreams while Hyne slept after the overwhelming task to create people. Hyne becomes notable as the Great Sorcerer Hyne as Noah becomes notable as The Great Arch mage Noah. However, there were too many people when Hyne awoke. The Lunarians didn’t want to repeat FFIV, so the Great Hyne killed the children. The people revolted and defeated Hyne, who split in two to offer his half to the people. This creates a very diluted population of sorceress.

(FFIII) As the people fought over this power, Hein (the stronger half) ends up becoming chancellor in the floating castle of Argus on the floating continent. The whole floating continent was created by Noah for the people that he felt were worthy. Hein is then taken out of Castle Argus for telling people about the crystals that end up disrupting the world. Hein exacts his revenge when he created Castle Hein. Defeated by the Onion Knights, his head vanishes and goes into an abandon shelter that was still in creation. After the events of FFIII, the crystals leave the world and end up on the moon. FFIII continues into FFVIII. Long after the death of Noah (before FFIII), his successor of dreams (Unei) was also dying, but had no one to pass his knowledge to, along with Owen and Desch of the floating continent, which in time sank.

The Lunarians begin a long period of nightmares, which once again started the Lunar Cry, taking down the crystal pillar with it. An unnamed sorceress finds Hein’s head in the shelter and uses his and her power to create Eden. However, Eden was in no match for the crystal pillar, thusly destroying Centra. Long after the events of FFVIII, the people use Eden to travel space to find another habitable planet, away from the Lunar Cry. Taking the name Centra and continue to follow the tradition of sorceress and knight. They finally come to a world of FFX, in which their tradition becomes summoner and guardian. They bring their technology with them, but in the new world, this escalates in a world war. The war ensued and a summoner (sorcerer) named Yu-Yevon creates Sin (Aeon/GF) that he becomes one with (junctions). Yu-Yevon, along with Sin, are defeated and Shinra, an Al Bhed, creates a way to extract life energy by using the Venegun.

In their time, they were unable to create a working process, and take (I’m still showing a map of FFVII and FFX because I don’t think they left) this process with them to another planet. This creates the ShinRa organization in FFVII. After a mistranslation over 2000+ years, the ancients were known later as Cetra. And after a devastating parasitic meteor hit (Jenova), the world regrouped itself afterwards and after the devastation of a later incident. The ShinRa company still looks for a promised land and travel space once again. This time, after/before 3 gods were battling each other, they came across the planet of FFVI. The military force of ShinRa takes control and creates an empire. The military doesn’t understand how to work the mako extractor and aims at a more easier goal of using Espers from that world.

FFII, Tactics,  Tactics Advanced and XII develop on their own.

Enjoy your epiphonies.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on January 17, 2009, 11:11:47 pm
Hah, a friend of mine showed that to me. I can't download it onto this laptop b/c the restrictions won't let me install the GBA emulator.

I don't believe you need to install anything with Visual Boy Advance.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 17, 2009, 11:16:17 pm
Tact, was the whole thing your idea, or you found it somewhere?

All that happening, however, sounds impossible, although it was a good attempt. Yet, I know there are probably many flaws in there.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 17, 2009, 11:16:36 pm
Hah, a friend of mine showed that to me. I can't download it onto this laptop b/c the restrictions won't let me install the GBA emulator.

I don't believe you need to install anything with Visual Boy Advance.

Either it wouldn't let me install it, or it wouldn't let me run it. I forget which.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 17, 2009, 11:17:22 pm
I could just as easily make a case arguing that FFVI came first because Espers still existed in their physical form, or that FF II or I came before that even because Summoned beasts didn't exist then. And I could just as easily make a case saying that FF III preceded FF VIII directly since the name of the very first sorcerer in the legend from VIII was Hyne. Aside from FF X and FF VII which we know are directly connected, you can't really for sure place any of the others.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 17, 2009, 11:25:14 pm
It's pretty easy to connect FFT with various FFs though...even the Revenant Wings world plays a part in FFT...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 17, 2009, 11:27:26 pm
Yeah, FFII--FFT--FFTA--FFXII

I'm still skeptical about TA, however.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 17, 2009, 11:29:31 pm
Also, have you checked IV's sequel? The main bad guy seems to be a being who devours whole planets that he considers inferior. Interestingly, before him, you fight againts lifeforms of some of those worlds, which are previous bosses of I through VI.

Interesting...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 17, 2009, 11:32:01 pm
... IV has a sequel coming out? Or did I miss something?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 17, 2009, 11:33:15 pm
It's already out...well, in installments...It's an oldschool RPG that's only in Japan for their cool cell phones.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 17, 2009, 11:33:42 pm
Yes, Final Fantasy IV the After: Tsuki no Kikan.

Last chapter was released back in December 24.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 17, 2009, 11:39:15 pm
Holy shit, How'd I miss that??
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 17, 2009, 11:41:37 pm
Fuck that shit. I'm not gonna redo all of that just for some cell phone crap.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 17, 2009, 11:44:09 pm
Honestly, I want to know how much canon the game is. I wouldn't want it that the worlds of FF I through VI except IV no longer exist as being canon.

Although, it does confirms they happen in different planets and such.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 17, 2009, 11:45:47 pm
I just like to think none of them are connected, or they are tales of lore in some unkown world. Probably the Chrono world  :wink:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 17, 2009, 11:48:00 pm
Or, the Chrono world is just another planet.

Now I wonder, would the party have fought someone from there have they been a victim too? Or that they too where a victim in the first place?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 18, 2009, 12:01:21 am
Technically, for thos eof us who play FFXI, you would know that every FF is actually a story in the Windurstian library.

But I refuse to believe that.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on January 18, 2009, 12:05:31 am
I normally don't care for those kind of things; FFT:A annoyed me with the whole "let's get back to the real world" crap...but I do like the idea of something like MYST applied to the FF series.  Something along the lines of powerful Windurstians who write stories that come to life (in the books, like Myst), whether they know it or not.

edit: Probably because I have always wanted some kind of continuity between all of the games, and that would be the one cord linking them, thus achieving my desire.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 18, 2009, 02:00:29 am
I just like to think none of them are connected, or they are tales of lore in some unkown world. Probably the Chrono world  :wink:

Well it has been confirmed (through an Ultimania guide I think?) that FF X and FF VII are directly connected, in that the people of Spira left that world and journeyed through space to VII's world. Also, Final Fantasy XII, Revenant Wings, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Vagrant Story are all chronologically connected - in that order - in the world of Ivalice.

Anything else is speculation until someone says something about it. I personally imagine that they will try to connect all of them in one way or another, especially with all of these re-releases happening.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 18, 2009, 02:06:04 am
I just remembered how sad Mother 3 really is.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 18, 2009, 02:09:45 am
Which part are you, or have you finished it already?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nexus on January 18, 2009, 08:58:13 am

Well it has been confirmed (through an Ultimania guide I think?) that FF X and FF VII are directly connected, in that the people of Spira left that world and journeyed through space to VII's world. Also, Final Fantasy XII, Revenant Wings, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Vagrant Story are all chronologically connected - in that order - in the world of Ivalice.

Anything else is speculation until someone says something about it. I personally imagine that they will try to connect all of them in one way or another, especially with all of these re-releases happening.

I never heard of that. Though Shinra in FFX-2 does make an interesting observation when he was examining the farplane, but that is supposedly not canon.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 19, 2009, 03:34:51 pm
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii162/x_XTacTX_x/1232390597458.jpg)


FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

I WAS ASKED THIS TWICE AT OTRONICON

WHY THE FUCK WAS I EVEN AT OTRONICON FOR FUCK'S SAKE

I DON'T GIVE TWO SHITS FOR FOUR FUCKS ABOUT YOUR SHIT CHAINSAW GUN AND ALIEN SHOOTAN GAEMS

JUST LET ME ADJUST MY MATERIA DAMN IT.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on January 19, 2009, 03:50:35 pm
Menu selecting is gay?  Now all of the pieces are coming together....I always thought I was...different.

Seriously though, someone actually said those exact words?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 19, 2009, 03:55:15 pm
Along those lines. I don't exactly remember, but I totally went off on the guy.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 19, 2009, 03:58:20 pm
Good work, then, Tact.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 19, 2009, 05:52:34 pm
I had just finished Chapter 1. Anyways...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 19, 2009, 05:58:47 pm
And the bad thing about it, is that it only gets worse.

At least, Chapter 2 wasn't that sad.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 19, 2009, 07:59:51 pm
I know, I beat the game. Then decided I had to play it again.
Actually, I think Chapter 2 is my favorite.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 19, 2009, 08:04:40 pm
Mine too, especially with the music, although I always find it a little hard.

Although, Mr. Passion was easy to beat.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 19, 2009, 08:11:36 pm
Duster and Flint are definitely my favorite charecters in the whole game. I also really like how when the main charecter shifts, they become silent. It's a nice touch.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 19, 2009, 08:13:18 pm
By the way, was it hard any battle for you?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 19, 2009, 08:15:02 pm
Nah, battles in that game aren't really tough. Exept for the Masked man fight before Ionia's needle. Ugh, I had to grind for hours to beat that. I'm terrible at the rhythem thing though. Well, I was last time until chapter 5, I believe.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 19, 2009, 08:16:18 pm
You grinded? I only beated the enemies in my way, for the entire game, with maybe one or two exceptions.

Masked Man was hard, but not that hard either.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on January 20, 2009, 02:22:39 pm
So anyone that does a lot of customs on Halo 3, ummm hit me up. GT: The Jutty
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sintu on January 21, 2009, 07:54:20 pm

Well it has been confirmed (through an Ultimania guide I think?) that FF X and FF VII are directly connected, in that the people of Spira left that world and journeyed through space to VII's world. Also, Final Fantasy XII, Revenant Wings, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Vagrant Story are all chronologically connected - in that order - in the world of Ivalice.

Anything else is speculation until someone says something about it. I personally imagine that they will try to connect all of them in one way or another, especially with all of these re-releases happening.

The Ivalice series timeline goes like this:

FFXII --> FFXII:RW --> FFTA2 --> FFT --> VS --> FFTA --> FFTA2

FFTA2 is supposed to be in there twice. 

FFTA takes place in "modern" Ivalice in the beginning.  The stuff after that is apparently not "real" or something (I haven't played much of the FFTA games so I'm not too certain on everything).  FFTA2 is similar, except they actually end up in a "real" moment in Ivalice history.


I never heard of that. Though Shinra in FFX-2 does make an interesting observation when he was examining the farplane, but that is supposedly not canon.

The writer of both FF7 and FF10 said that was the case in the Ultimania that chrono eric was talking about.  There's a few minor connections that can be made.  I haven't looked into it much but apparently the airship from FF7:DoC resembles the ones from FFX and FFX-2 (one of the people aboard the ship even says that it's from "ancient civilization").
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Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 21, 2009, 08:39:26 pm
Really?

I don't see how it resembles either one.

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Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 21, 2009, 08:55:14 pm
I heard that it was the inside of the airship in FF X-2 that resembled it, not the outside. But it doesn't matter as it doesn't make the two games any less connected.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 21, 2009, 09:11:24 pm
Well, the origin of the Shera is told in two different ways. DoC says it was built by an ancient civilization.

Yet, in 'On the Way to a Smile', it was built by Cid. Which one is true?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 21, 2009, 09:13:43 pm
Remember in FFVII:AC Cid mentions he has a new ship, that's the one from an ancient civilization. His older one was one he built.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 21, 2009, 09:15:23 pm
Yet, it was the Shera the one Cid was building in OtWtaS.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 21, 2009, 09:21:24 pm
OtWtaS? "On the Way to a Smile"? I am not familiar with that.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 21, 2009, 09:31:55 pm
Those are short stories happening between VII and AC.

There are six in total, each focusing on a certain character, and named 'Case of [Character's Name]'.

Those are: Denzel, Tifa, Barret, Yuffie, the Turks, and Red XIII.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sintu on January 21, 2009, 09:55:51 pm
I don't know, like I said I didn't really look into the connection too much.

Listen to this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bM9hLkNljg

He mentions Reeve paying for his airship.  Weird.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 21, 2009, 10:02:39 pm
If you ask me, I think it's a mix of both.

They find the airship, but in a very bad state, considering how many years has stayed untouched. And then, Cid repairs and rebuilts the exterior with Reeve suplying the money. That way, both sources are correct.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 21, 2009, 10:07:56 pm
Nintendo Patent Reveals Potential Paradigm Shift in Design (http://kotaku.com/5127251/nintendo-patent-reveals-potential-paradigm-shift-in-design)

Wonder how this'll do...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on January 21, 2009, 10:15:19 pm
I think I want to see it a little more first, but it doesn't sound that appealing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on January 22, 2009, 12:21:34 am
I was actually in discussion about what if games were like that, similar to what Shigeru Miyamoto wants, we concluded that it'd be pointless, but now I think that the idea is appealing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: TerraZack on January 22, 2009, 01:30:55 am
im waiting for Dissidia and KH Birth by Sleep for PSP and KH 358/2 days for DS
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 22, 2009, 01:32:19 am
Dissidia is awesome, you'll love it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 22, 2009, 08:05:35 pm
Dissidia Squall in action.

HE MAKES ME WET WITH EXCITEMENT.


AND URINE.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nexus on January 22, 2009, 08:48:33 pm
I found an interesting link when searching for a Final Fantasy X and VII connection

http://faqs.ign.com/articles/702/702971p1.html

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****Translations concerning the plot-related connection between FFVII and
FFX/X-2**** (005)
As some fans of Final Fantasy VII, X and X-2 may or may not know, the worlds
of the two games share a plot-related connection. The connection's existance
was established during an interview with Yoshinori Kitase (lead developer of
the Final Fantasy series) and Kazushige Nojima (the scenario writer of Final
Fantasy VII, Before Crisis, Advent Children, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy
X, Final Fantasy X-2 and the Kingdom Hearts series) in 2002, as featured in
the Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega guidebook, an official Square-Enix
publication.

This interview established that there would be a connection between the two
worlds, though it didn't detail it. However, based on what was later revealed
to be the connection, it's clear that it had already been conceived, as
Kitase hints at it with his final word on the subject. In 2003, the exact
nature of the concept was finally revealed in the Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania,
having been hinted toward by a few elements of the game.

Nojima revealed that Shinra of the Gullwings, an Al Bhed child prodigy and
inventor of various machinery, would attempt using the remains of Vegnagun --
the behemoth machina Shuyin tried to destroy Spira with -- to extract life
energy from the Farplane and use it to power machines. Shinra would attempt
doing this as a result of his analysis of the Farplane late in the game.
During this diagnostic, Shinra concluded that there was a great deal of energy
floating around inside the Farplane, and that it was most likely the life
force of Spira, which could be extracted and used as a power source; however,
he concluded that it would take generations to properly implement the idea.

Further of note is that Nojima explained that the Al Bhed entrepeneur Rin also
was interested in extracting mako from the Farplane, and that he provided
Shinra with the funding to make the attempt. For his part, Rin's desire to do
this is revealed during the game should he be uncovered as the culprit behind
covering up the malfunctioning machina disaster on the Mi'hen Highroad.

Nojima went on to say that Shinra's attempts to use Vegnagun's remains failed
and that he was unable to complete the concept of mako-extraction, just as
Shinra had predicted. However, some 1000 years later, once space travel became
possible, Shinra's descendants would go on a voyage to the world of Final
Fantasy VII. There, at some point in the future, they would be successful in
utilizing the concept, and would provide electricity from the Planet for a
price; these descendants would found the Shin-Ra Company of Final Fantasy VII.

The connection would again be hinted toward in the Final Fantasy X-2:
International+Last Mission (released in 2004) game's Last Mission scenario, in
which Rikku revealed that Rin and Shinra had begun working together. Finally,
the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega guidebook (released in 2005) also brings
forth mention of the concept.

I will here present the dialogue from Final Fantasy X-2 that hints at the
connection, as well as the interviews and other translations that establish
its existance as part of official Final Fantasy continuity.

***Dialogue with Rin from Final Fantasy X-2***
Rin
"You are suggesting that my decision to upgrade the machina resulted in a
number of casualties... ... and that I tried to cover it up?"

Yuna
"You put the investigation in our hands because we were amateurs. You hoped we
would botch the case."

Yuna
"And then, I kept calling you even though I didn't have any leads."

Yuna
"You would have objected to the meaningless interruptions, if you really
wanted to solve the case."

Rin
"I see. It appears that I have underestimated you, Yuna."

Rikku
"Why, Rin?"

Rin
"If word got out that machina pose a danger, people would fear them and stop
using them."

Paine
"So Yevon's not alone in sweeping things under the rug."

Rin
"I firmly believe that machina are an indispensable part of Spira's
development."

Rin
"Even if there is another incident, I intend to conceal the evidence."

Yuna
"You really think people will follow you that way?"

Rin
"I am not alone in my thinking."

Rin
"We are researching ways to extract the vast energy that sleeps in Spira, and
use it to power machina."

Paine
"You're a jackass."

Rin
"I will take that as a compliment."



***Dialogue with Shinra from Final Fantasy X-2***
Shinra
"Aha..."

Yuna
"What are you looking at?"

Shinra
"Farplane data."

Shinra
"The more I study it, the more fascinating it gets. There's limitless energy
swirling around in there."

Yuna
"Limitless energy?"

Shinra
"The life force that flows through our planet...I think."

Shinra
"With a little work, we could probably extract the energy in a useable form."

Brother
"Sweet!"

Shinra
"Of course, that'd take generations."

Brother
"That's no fun!"

Buddy
"Well, still, it is something worth shooting for."

Yuna
"Think how much Spira would change if we ever got it to work!"

Yuna
"Maybe one day we could build a city full of light, one that never sleeps!"

Shinra
"No doubt about it."



***Dialogue with Rikku from Final Fantasy X-2: International+Last Mission***
Paine
"These days, people are always looking for sunken machina."

Rikku
"Yup-yup!"

Yuna
"Oh? Has Shinra been helping you with that?"

Rikku
"Ahh, now that you bring it up..."

Rikku
"Well, he left the ship and got together with Rin, and what do you think all
that research they've been doing is about?"




***Interview with Yoshinori Kitase and Kazushige Nojima in the Final Fantasy X
Ultimania Omega*** (Page 191)
**FFVII and FFX are connected?!**
--"Previously, with a conversation in the FFX Scenario Ultimania, you made
certain inferences, and since it's been about half a year since then, is there
anything new you'd like to clarify about FFX?"

Kitase
"That's true...... Now that FFX International is out and we're in the future,
I'm in a predicament; it really isn't that hard to think of another story
[set] in that world; room for expansion was left possible there without too
much difficulty, don't you think? Speaking conversely, FFX received a splendid
reception and made us think of adding to it."

Nojima
"After FFVII was finished, we were easily able to add Zack's open[-ended role]
into the International version. But, with X, there was an older story with a
partly-finished world and an opening that this new one could be added to and
[, in doing] so[,] complete it."

Kitase
"So, you could say [in terms of] time, Nojima-san decided to designate it to
act as a sequel to VII, if you follow me."


--"It's a sequel to VII!!"

Kitase
"Well, there was a joke right there. Simply put, in VII's ending, Holy came,
and the next thing you knew, it was over without closing things up, and then
it was the "500 years later" [scene] in the future. There's a large margin
buried there. A margin for the imagination. Nojima-san and Toriyama are going
to be filling something of that with VII, though, while they're at their best
and can do it."


--"So, will it become a sequel to VII's story?"

Nojima
"I have a strong feeling that they're going to be connected."


--"Huh, so VII and X ARE connected?"

Nojima
"Well, there's not many specifics to it. I know that what becomes of people
when they die is among them; you could say that it's basically the same. Both
[concepts came to] function along the same line of thought as I wrote the
stories. Sometimes my thoughts just flow out like that, even though pyreflies
distinctly aren't green."


--"When you speak of the dead becoming [something] green, do you perhaps
[mean]......?"

Nojima
"Yes. In my mind, pyreflies and VII's Lifestream are the same substance."

Kitase
"Nojima-san's even considering making use of an idea like this -- [with] an
addition to the idea of life origin -- in a sequel to FFX International.
That's just a little bit of the thought that's been going into what to do with
VII."

Nojima
"That's right. There's something like the Lifestream [in X's world
also]......."


--"'An addition to the idea of life origin'......does that mean you're going
to revise life origin concepts or something?"

Nojima
"I can't say......it's a secret (laughs)."

Kitase
"It's a surprise with how someone from the story conducts theirself with
regards to the Farplane."



***Interview with FFX-2 creators from the Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania***
(Page 723)
**"So, what of this child, Shinra......"**
--"Among these latest stories, 'connected' is one of the key words becoming
applicable, isn't it?"

[Daisuke] Watanabe
"I personally like the word 'connected,' but there's one aspect where that
applies well."

Nojima
"During the game's progression, various vague things will be tied together to
reveal it."


--"For example, the name 'Shinra' suggests a connection with VII? There's
[what's said] in the 'Graduation Mission' scenario [ -- 'graduation'
referring to Shinra being soon to leave the Gullwings -- ], and the 'I am not
alone in my thinking' line from the 'Rin's Detective Work' scenario seems to
have some particular significance."

Nojima
"Actually, it does. After quitting the Gullwings, Shinra received enormous
financial support from Rin, and began trying to use Vegnagun to siphon Mako
Energy from the Farplane. But, he is unable to complete the system for
utilizing this energy in his generation, and in the future, when traveling to
distant planets becomes possible, the Shin-Ra Company is founded on another
world, or something like that....... That would happen about 1000 years after
this story, I think."


--"So VII's story is after that?"

Nojima
"Well, you could say the feelings I have are like that. When I think about the
characters, those are the kinds of feelings I already have. Shinra is a good
child, but his descendants are going to end up becoming like the president [of
Shin-Ra] (laughs)."

Watanabe
"With you said about VII, after seeing your episodes with Shinra, one of the
people on the [development] staff said that the first shot of the Bevelle
Underground 'gives the impression of somewhere else.'"

[Motomu] Toriyama
"Certainly; it looks like the opening shot of Midgar in VII."



***Information on Shinra of the Gullwings in the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania
Omega*** (Page 563)
Shinra is a boy who supports the Gullwings, the group which the main
protagonist, Yuna, belongs to. He carries a name that gives him an association
to the Shin-Ra Company, and he is researching a method that could utilize the
energy of "the life force that flows through our planet." The results of this
cannot be seen in FFX-2, but maybe one day his descendants will establish a
"company that supplies the energy of the planet"?

(Accompanying screenshot caption)
The words of Shinra, which can be heard at the end of the story. This world
has something similar to the Lifestream that is worthy of attention.



***Interview with FFVII creators from the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania
Omega*** (Page 571)
--"At E3 (the world's largest game show, which was held in America), as a demo
for the PS3, the opening of FFVII was shown; was its purpose to serve as
something of a preliminary announcement?

Kitase
"Well, in regard to that, please think of it as a mere demonstration. Because
the production period for its imagery was [going to be] so short, we made the
opening of FFVII, as it was easy to represent. Beyond that, there is no
particular deeper meaning.


--"In that case, it's not a remake; when might you be making something to
serve as the direct continuation of FFX-2?"

Kitase
"Producing something like that holds the same problem as a remake [of FFVII],
as our schedule just isn't open for it [right now]."

It is interesting though it makes you wonder if they really had any reason to make such a connection.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 22, 2009, 09:05:02 pm
Interesting, but if they really are connected by that way, then they would have to rewrite VII's background in many ways.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 22, 2009, 10:29:47 pm
Why? I haven't played VII for years, but couldn't the humans in VII's world have come from X's world? Why couldn't they? All the info you are given about VII's backstory is that there were once Ancient's 2000 years ago - then Jenova came - then Meteor came and bad shit happened - then 2000 years later you have humans running things and Mako reactors everywhere. I admittedly haven't seen or played any of the "sequels" to VII, so maybe I don't know the whole story that they fleshed out though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 22, 2009, 10:49:00 pm
Quote from: Sephiroth
You ignorant traitor. I'll tell you. This was an itinerant race.
They would migrate in, settle the Planet, then move on… At the end of their
harsh, hard journey, they would find the Promised Land and supreme happiness.
But, those who stopped their migrations built shelters and elected to lead an
easier life.
They took that which the Cetra and the planet had made without
giving back one whit in return! Those are your ancestors.

Long ago, disaster struck this planet. Your ancestors escaped… They
survived because they hid.
The Planet was saved by sacrificing the Cetra. After
that, your ancestors continued to increase. Now all that's left of the Cetra is
in these reports.

VII had all of it's people as descendants of the Cetra who went against their current way of life.

How does Shinra's descendants fit into this? They can't be the Cetra do they?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 22, 2009, 11:00:04 pm
It is possible that the books Sephiroth read were wrong. Or he was just crazy and assumed these things. It never shows for sure.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sintu on January 22, 2009, 11:02:03 pm
Quote from: Sephiroth
You ignorant traitor. I'll tell you. This was an itinerant race.
They would migrate in, settle the Planet, then move on… At the end of their
harsh, hard journey, they would find the Promised Land and supreme happiness.
But, those who stopped their migrations built shelters and elected to lead an
easier life.
They took that which the Cetra and the planet had made without
giving back one whit in return! Those are your ancestors.

Long ago, disaster struck this planet. Your ancestors escaped… They
survived because they hid.
The Planet was saved by sacrificing the Cetra. After
that, your ancestors continued to increase. Now all that's left of the Cetra is
in these reports.

VII had all of it's people as descendants of the Cetra who went against their current way of life.

How does Shinra's descendants fit into this? They can't be the Cetra do they?

I'm not seeing how that contradicts anything.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 22, 2009, 11:11:15 pm
It states all the people of the planet were the Cetra, then at one point some of them stopped being Cetra, changing they ways of life and all that.

If Shinra's descendants arrived to an unpopulated planet, then that means they are the first Cetra.

Clearly, the intentions of the Cetra aren't the same ones as of Shinra's descendants.

And Hyper, who says it's wrong, or that he was making that up? True, errors like thinking Jenova was a Cetra are corrected later, but nothing is said about the Cetra in what Sephiroth was talking about.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Vehek on January 22, 2009, 11:21:55 pm
I think one theory is that Shinra's descendents came to Gaia and convinced some of the Cetra to settle down.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 22, 2009, 11:57:33 pm
Quote from: Sephiroth
You ignorant traitor. I'll tell you. This was an itinerant race.
They would migrate in, settle the Planet, then move on… At the end of their
harsh, hard journey, they would find the Promised Land and supreme happiness.
But, those who stopped their migrations built shelters and elected to lead an
easier life.
They took that which the Cetra and the planet had made without
giving back one whit in return! Those are your ancestors.

Long ago, disaster struck this planet. Your ancestors escaped… They
survived because they hid.
The Planet was saved by sacrificing the Cetra. After
that, your ancestors continued to increase. Now all that's left of the Cetra is
in these reports.

VII had all of it's people as descendants of the Cetra who went against their current way of life.

How does Shinra's descendants fit into this? They can't be the Cetra do they?

I don't see why the Cetra couldn't be Shinra's descendents. After all the Mako technology wasn't reinvented/rediscovered or whatever until 2000 years after the events that wiped out the Ancients. Why couldn't the Cetra be the people of Spira after they left that world in search of a new one, and among those people were the descendents of Shinra. Eventually there could have been disagreements among them, with Shinra's descendents deciding to settle down and abandon the constant migration.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 23, 2009, 12:06:55 am
That's just it. Shinra's descendants already had the idea of using Mako, how come they also wanted a life of migrating forever looking for a land they would one day reach? Or, are you telling me the plans of President Shinra to use the Mako of the Promised Land came from their minds, which is why they tolerated the Cetra's way of life for several centuries?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 23, 2009, 01:03:28 am
Well, how about this? I don't know if this is a particularly plausible scenario or not but here goes:

Well, we know from FF X that they could use the energy from the Farplane to extract Mako from it, similar to the Lifestream in FF VII. What if they originally made the same mistakes on Spira that they would make millennia later on FF VII's world? What if they exhausted the planet of it's energy and had to leave in search of another world suitable for habitation. They stumble across a world that they can extract Mako from and an argument erupts between people - should we settle here and destroy this world as well, repeating the same mistakes but not having to migrate for a few hundred years - or should we continue on? Catastrophe strikes the world, rendering the argument moot. Millennia later the technology of Mako extraction is rediscovered, Midgar is created, and people start draining the planet of its' energy again.

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 23, 2009, 01:23:37 am
Could work, it will explain why they moved from Spira. But an argument?

That's what I meant about rewriting VII's background. The Cetra never had the method or idea of extracting Mako, which the people of Spira would had they done that there.

Also, the Cetra spent centuries before the smallest signs of people wanting to stop their tradition would appear. I'm sure the Cetra's migration happened within the planet, so for an argument to occur when they arrived, they must have come to the planet in the first place.

Is there any way to tell if the Cetra arrived from outer space or originated in the planet.

If they want to add all that to connect the games, then they have to rewrite the Cetra's background.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 23, 2009, 01:28:37 am
Is there any way to tell if the Cetra arrived from outer space or originated in the planet.

Well I think this quote heavily implies this:

They would migrate in, settle the Planet, then move on….

Don't you think?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 23, 2009, 01:34:15 am
However, if they migrate from planet to planet, then the disaster that struck the planet wouldn't have killed the Cetra, since they would have moved away long before.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 23, 2009, 01:37:25 am
But wasn't this time unique? Didn't Jenova arriving cause absolute mayhem, forcing the Ancients to summon Meteor? Or do I have that backwards? I forget.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 23, 2009, 01:43:43 am
Time, there was a huge amount of time between the Cetra first appearing, some Cetra stopping following their ways, and Jenova's arrival.

Now, if all happens in one planet, it makes sence the Cetra were killed. Had the Cetra moved from planet to planet, they would have been away from Jenova, and would have lived. Yet, without the Cetra, how does the planet would have lived?

Quote from: Sephiroth
The Planet was saved by sacrificing the Cetra. After
that, your ancestors continued to increase. Now all that's left of the Cetra is
in these reports.

The Cetra, then, must have only migrated within the planet, for them to be there when Jenova appeared.

Confirmed, the Cetra are originaly from the planet, and not from somewhere else.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on January 23, 2009, 09:04:40 am
Quote from: Sephiroth
You ignorant traitor. I'll tell you. This was an itinerant race.
They would migrate in, settle the Planet, then move on… At the end of their
harsh, hard journey, they would find the Promised Land and supreme happiness.
But, those who stopped their migrations built shelters and elected to lead an
easier life.
They took that which the Cetra and the planet had made without
giving back one whit in return! Those are your ancestors.

Long ago, disaster struck this planet. Your ancestors escaped… They
survived because they hid.
The Planet was saved by sacrificing the Cetra. After
that, your ancestors continued to increase. Now all that's left of the Cetra is
in these reports.

For one, the reports are regarding a time period from millenia ago...facts can and usually are warped, to the view point of those that created the reports.
Maybe I am missing something but if the people of Spira don't travel until 1000 years after the events of X-2, then it could be theorized that their psyche evolves into that of which the Cetra have been described as having.  Shinra's descendants could have carried the Mako extraction idea through the centuries and at the same time evolved into the Cetra.  They then travelled through space, eventually coming to VII's planet, with Shinra's descendants, possibly among others, branching off from the nomadic tendencies of the Cetra (possibly changing their identity from the Cetra, to something else), as they found a planet that suits their desires, with an abundance of Mako.  Around that same time, Jenova comes down, blah blah, 2000 years later, etc
From the sound of it, VII's story takes place at least 3000 years after X-2.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on January 23, 2009, 12:06:25 pm
Wouldn't that mean that FFVII is only a 'dream'? Wasn't it said somewhere in FFX that Spira was a dream created by the people of Zanarkand? Forgive me I haven't played FFX in a long while.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 23, 2009, 12:08:33 pm
No, it was the city itself, not all of Spira.


They then travelled through space, eventually coming to VII's planet, with Shinra's descendants, possibly among others, branching off from the nomadic tendencies of the Cetra (possibly changing their identity from the Cetra, to something else), as they found a planet that suits their desires, with an abundance of Mako. Around that same time, Jenova comes down.

Time, there was a huge amount of time between the Cetra first appearing, some Cetra stopping following their ways, and Jenova's arrival.

The two events didn't happened within hours of each other. And by what you said, the Cetra traveled from planet to planet, wich brings again to this:

Now, if all happens in one planet, it makes sence the Cetra were killed. Had the Cetra moved from planet to planet, they would have been away from Jenova, and would have lived. Yet, without the Cetra, how does the planet would have lived?

Again, if the people of Spira traveled to VII's planet, then they can't be the Cetra, much less Shinra's descendants can be the Cetra. When some Cetra stopped migrating, for what reason was? To use Mako as a source of power to their new way of life? The idea wasn't present in them at the time, so there is no way they can be Shinra's descendants.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 23, 2009, 08:43:24 pm
Would I be hugely flamed if I said I actually liked FF XII better than FF X?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sintu on January 24, 2009, 01:27:45 am
Would I be hugely flamed if I said I actually liked FF XII better than FF X?

Not by me.  I did too.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 24, 2009, 07:53:50 pm
What did you like about it? The main complaint I hear from people is that it lacks the character development that FF X had - and that's a legitimate complaint. But I felt like XII revitalized the series and the world was much more massive than X's (which I felt was way too tiny and constrained). Also the storyline and the cities in XII really drew me into the world of Ivalice, unlike X's storyline which I was mostly uninterested in, and the locales which I thought were hugely lacking.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sintu on January 24, 2009, 11:27:00 pm
What did you like about it? The main complaint I hear from people is that it lacks the character development that FF X had - and that's a legitimate complaint. But I felt like XII revitalized the series and the world was much more massive than X's (which I felt was way too tiny and constrained). Also the storyline and the cities in XII really drew me into the world of Ivalice, unlike X's storyline which I was mostly uninterested in, and the locales which I thought were hugely lacking.

I don't really care about FFX's character development considering I hated almost the entire cast anyway.  I actually liked most of FFXII's main characters.

I liked FFXII's battle system.  Some people criticize it because the game plays itself apparently, although I've never been able to that on anything but normal monsters.  Maybe I just suck at gambits or something.  Either way, you're pretty much just spamming the confirm button through the majority of any Final Fantasy game anyway, so I don't see the big deal if the game does it for you.  FFX's battle system was probably more polished, but it had to take a step backwards (ATB --> Turn based).  FFXII took a step forward, and that was refreshing.

I also liked the fact that they decided to introduce new summons.  Even though the summons weren't all that useful, I liked their designs.  Ifrit, Shiva, and Bahamut are getting really old to me.

Another minor thing that I really liked about FFXII is the voice acting.  FFXII probably has the best voice acting in any game I've played.  The only problem I have with it, is the way they recorded it.  It kinda sounds like some of the characters have stuffy noses or something.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on January 25, 2009, 03:13:36 am
Recently my brother downloaded Cave story and I gave it a shot and fell in love with it.  I always love shooter games with RPG elements to them.  Sort of like Megaman legends only 2D.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 25, 2009, 03:17:59 am
wtf is up with the Megaman Legends series anyways? When was the last installment? Didn't the last one leave us with some fairly big questions still?? I never played the Tronn game, so idk if that ever explained anything...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 25, 2009, 03:38:14 pm
IIRC, Misadventures of Tron Bonne was the last game, unless you mean the actual storyline, then IDK, if not Misadventures, then Legends 2.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 25, 2009, 03:42:55 pm
Yeah, I said when, not what...I know of the three games, I was more pointing out how long it's been since Capcom made a sequel (which is as far as I know against the Capcom code of business)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 25, 2009, 03:45:49 pm
For MegaMan Legends, right? I can check that. Just need to confirm.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on January 26, 2009, 12:10:33 am
MMl2 ended on an annoying Cliffhanger, The misadventures of Tron Bonne takes place before MML1.  And no it doesn't resolve anything.  Except it really depresses you when you play MML1 and have to destroy the Gesselchaft.  In fact it couldn't really resolve anything because I think it came out between the 2 games.  Although I'm not positive about that.  Just pretty sure.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on January 26, 2009, 08:42:58 am
Would I be hugely flamed if I said I actually liked FF XII better than FF X?

I just got my hands on the International Zodiac Job System version...and all of the text is in Japanese...dur...
Time to look into hex editing now...see if I have any chance whatsoever to make some kind of translation patch...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sintu on January 26, 2009, 03:16:08 pm
Would I be hugely flamed if I said I actually liked FF XII better than FF X?

I just got my hands on the International Zodiac Job System version...and all of the text is in Japanese...dur...
Time to look into hex editing now...see if I have any chance whatsoever to make some kind of translation patch...

That re-release pissed me off.  It's cool when they do stuff like add a few new items and an extra boss, I don't really care so much about that, but they revamped the summon system and the license board into something MUCH better.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: TerraZack on January 27, 2009, 12:30:19 am
i got dissidia
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on January 27, 2009, 12:32:44 am
i got dissidia

Read this or the battle system is going to confuse the hell out of you. (http://faparchive.com/images/Dissidia_Mini_Guide.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 09:56:05 am
I still have the nice hardbound version of the Brady Games guide to FFXII, even though I don't have the game anymore.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: TerraZack on January 28, 2009, 05:18:32 pm
i got dissidia

Read this or the battle system is going to confuse the hell out of you. (http://faparchive.com/images/Dissidia_Mini_Guide.jpg)

yea, i was so confuse when i first play it. but now im getting use to it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on February 01, 2009, 01:11:53 am
Holy shit. Dissidia's backstory is way more than it seems, and looks like it ties into FFI in some shocking ways...

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=939394&topic=47899545
It gets crazy and confusing around page 5. HUGE Dissidia spoilers, of course.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 01, 2009, 01:21:07 am
I thought we already knew it was going to heavily tie with FFI because of Chaos...>_>
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 01, 2009, 01:47:23 am
That is incredible, even though I didn't get some of it, I did understand enough to be surprised by it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on February 01, 2009, 11:32:07 am
I thought we already knew it was going to heavily tie with FFI because of Chaos...>_>

It's the way it's done that's surprising. They've given Garland a pretty detailed backstory, for one thing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 01, 2009, 03:52:42 pm
Good! I always thought Garland was underused.. But then that game was made back in NES days, so I won't hold it against Square(soft?) for neglecting one of their characters. :D

So in Dissidia, does Garland become Chaos? Or are they two seperate beings?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 01, 2009, 04:07:13 pm
Well, according to the reports, they are two separate beings, but still related.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 01, 2009, 06:53:00 pm
By the way, has anyone played the PSP port of Star Ocean: Second Departure yet?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on February 01, 2009, 07:49:42 pm
By the way, has anyone played the PSP port of Star Ocean: Second Departure yet?

You mean Second Evolution? I was a bit hesitant at first, since in the original TSS I got up to a point where the difficulty jumps and pissed me off hugely. Plus I have yet to finish First Departure... I think I'll buy Second Evolution when it's out here in the UK, rather than just import as I usually do.


I just played as Jecht in Dissidia.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/holyshitjecht.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/holyshitjecht2.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/holyshitjecht3.jpg)

Whoa.

Did I mention the villains get a menacing guitar version of the victory theme?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on February 07, 2009, 07:42:05 pm
If anyone plays Left 4 Dead, Halo 3, or Call of Duty WaW or Modern Warfare add me. GT: The Jutty
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on February 11, 2009, 06:45:26 pm
Mario & Luigi 3 is very, very fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 11, 2009, 08:37:20 pm
Crap, what was Mario & Luigi 3?

I honestly had no idea a third game had been released.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on February 12, 2009, 05:45:19 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_&_Luigi_RPG_3

Only the Japanese version is out, so obviously the only thing being missed right now is the witty dialogue. It's been easy to work through so far though, and the battle system switching (inhaling an enemy with Bowser and fighting it with Mario & Luigi, for instance) is pretty fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on February 12, 2009, 08:07:12 am
I liked the first two but they wore thin after awhile...completely stopped playing them for some reason.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 12, 2009, 08:39:55 pm
For some reason I'm playing Pokemon Blue again.  I don't know why yet I can't seem to get away from it now.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: idioticidioms on February 12, 2009, 08:49:26 pm
pokemon games... after a while they just get boring because they're the same thing over and over with a new theme. But I still play them, too, so don't feel bad.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 13, 2009, 01:54:01 am
Yeah I still play pokemon red and blue... now FireRed and LeafGreen. I've bought a link cable and two GBAs to fill my pokedex.. Now thinking about buying a gameshark to get Mew. :D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: idioticidioms on February 13, 2009, 02:06:14 am
man. I remember when I was in Middle School, I had Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow, and a couple of Game Boy Colors. I had every pokemon and Mew. but I didn't use a gameshark to get Mew. My uncle had gone on a trip to New York while he was staying in Ohio and actually went to a ....whatever you call it, and they were putting Mew on people's pokemon games. He came back and we did the copy pokemon trick where we both end up with the pokemon. I ended up having Mew on all three games.

Of course, this is the same uncle that, a few years later, stole my game boy color and my pokemon games, so that was the end of that. It was cool while it lasted, though. AND I was the only one in school that had Mew on my games.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 13, 2009, 10:53:18 am
...I'm playing Pokemon Blue again.

Gonna go for MissingNo? ;)

I really want to find my copy of Yellow, but IDK where it is.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 13, 2009, 06:20:44 pm
...I'm playing Pokemon Blue again.

Gonna go for MissingNo? ;)

I really want to find my copy of Yellow, but IDK where it is.
If I do I'm going to finish the game first.  I don't want to risk glitching up the game before I've finished it. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on February 13, 2009, 07:09:23 pm
I couldn't ever get into the whole pokemon craze.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on February 13, 2009, 07:55:27 pm
I find the first two and the most recent two fun but, all the ones in the middle...meh.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 13, 2009, 08:06:33 pm
Actually I find the ones in the middle the best.  At least in the main series.  (Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh)  All of them were good but my two favorites were Crystal and Emerald.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 13, 2009, 08:39:10 pm
IDK, Yellow and the anime intro'd me to Pikachu. Speaking of the anime, I have reason to believe it may be an offshoot of Yellow, or vice versa, and given the air date of the first ep of the anime, I'd say the latter.

Thing about my liking of Pikachu is, it wasn't Pika-popularity in the anime, or uber pwnage in Yellow that sealed the deal.

It was...

*gasp*

SUPER SMASH BROS. (http://www.court-records.net/sounds/Apollo - take that.wav)

Uber pwnage WAS the reason, but SSB was much better than Yellow, and not just overall, but I mean, I kicked the Hands' ASSES (do they even have asses? ;) ) as Pikachu in Melee.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 13, 2009, 09:49:50 pm
Yeah, I found that as well, that the first 3(red, blue and yellow) and the last two(Diamond and Pearl) were the best, the rest of them are kind of lame. Probably because not many people play the ones in the middle.

When emulators and roms first came out, I had a friend that downloaded a rom and that you could use both Red and Blue version at the same time on the same screen. It was so much fun, I'd be Red and he'd be Blue and we'd race to see who could beat Brock first :D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: idioticidioms on February 13, 2009, 09:55:13 pm
you know, I've played almost every single pokemon game that has come out and while I have noticed differences in them, major differences. A majority of the game play is the same.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 13, 2009, 11:44:30 pm
The difference that I found were;
-different gym bosses
-different starting pokemon(except for FireRed and LeafGreen)
-roughly 50-100 added from the previous version
-Diamond & Pearl is WiFi! :D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 14, 2009, 05:53:32 pm
-Diamond & Pearl is WiFi! :D
Ah, one of the few improvements besides graphics in Diamond and Pearl.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on February 14, 2009, 09:42:58 pm
They could cut it out with the insanely strong dragons by now. Also, this idea that only legendary monsters should be allowed to have alternate forms is retarded. Giratina and Shaymin are powerful enough as it is, why do this instead of giving alt. forms to Pokémon that really need them? I know Rotom has alternate forms too, but from what I've found it's already cheap from the get-go.

Another thing, D/P had almost 20 legendaries. The 'Psychic Trio' are little more than rushed designs that all look the same, with minor differences and a little plot importance. They're not needed. Also, why in hell should you be able to catch Arceus? I thought it was a 'creator' or god of some sort, and you're allowed to waltz into a fight with it and trap it in a Master Ball. I'd have preferred it to be restricted simply to a backstory role and nothing more. Or you could even fight it but capturing it is impossible. Come on, Game Freak, think instead of repeating the same formula every gen.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 14, 2009, 10:44:27 pm
Maybe when people stop buying insane amounts of the series they'll think about making a change...otherwise, I'm fairly sure it doesn't make any sense for them to...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zephira on February 14, 2009, 11:00:05 pm
Ahh, how much of my life was given to Pokemon...
Between me and my brothers, we have every single Pokemon gameboy game, except for the new Mystery Dungeon and Ranger. The only ones I really spent a lot of time on were Silver, Fire and Pearl. Fire, because I like the original pokedexes (Kanto+Johto) better than the third (Hoenn). And Pearl, because I could play with my Fire team again. And Wifi!
My only year in high school was filled with Pearl Wifi battles. No one could defeat my team of Mewtwos!

There's a new one launching in March, the Platinum version. It centers around Giratina. But really, he just looks like a giant Sir Krawlie made out of roughly hewn tin plates. The new pokemon and legendaries are ridiculous. But, I have to get it... Pokemon is a poison. I don't think these games will ever stop selling.
(Though if they want to make a really good one, they should go back to the Mewtwo/Mew/Team Rocket plots.)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 14, 2009, 11:08:38 pm
You mean they should just remake Yellow like they did with Red & Green? I always thought that (and wondered why they didn't also do Blue...)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zephira on February 14, 2009, 11:13:19 pm
A remake of Yellow would be cool, but it always bugged me that only the "cute" Pokemon would follow you around. You should be able to stomp around Saffron City with a giant Dragonite behind you! Or just drag a Wailord around. Aren't those things close to fifty feet long?

Although, Most of the Pokemon series is just a bunch of remakes. If they could revisit the characters in that region but with some new (not ridiculous) tale, that'd be a lot better.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 15, 2009, 12:41:47 am
I don't really care about remakes as long as I get one of Gold and Silver some day.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 15, 2009, 12:45:25 am
I don't really care about remakes as long as I get one of Gold and Silver some day.

If I'm not mistaken, there is a fan-made remake of Gold.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 15, 2009, 01:42:38 pm
You mean they should just remake Yellow like they did with Red & Green? I always thought that (and wondered why they didn't also do Blue...)...


GB Red Version -> GBA FireRed

GB Blue Version -> (is actually) GBA LeafGreen


By the way, what's so different about the Green version of Pokemon? You could only use Bulbasaur?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Yourgingerestfan on February 15, 2009, 01:48:24 pm
I don't really care about remakes as long as I get one of Gold and Silver some day.

If I'm not mistaken, there is a fan-made remake of Gold.

Its called Shinygold and it isnt finished yet
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on February 15, 2009, 02:25:38 pm
There's a new one launching in March, the Platinum version. It centers around Giratina. But really, he just looks like a giant Sir Krawlie made out of roughly hewn tin plates. The new pokemon and legendaries are ridiculous. But, I have to get it... Pokemon is a poison. I don't think these games will ever stop selling.

Platinum's actually one hell of a revamp. It's far more enjoyable and generally made more balanced (until the Elite Four, they've become way stronger, especially Lucian), plus you can record battles and such. Don't get excited about Torn/Distortion World though, it's boring as hell and contains no random encounters.

I don't really care about remakes as long as I get one of Gold and Silver some day.

If I'm not mistaken, there is a fan-made remake of Gold.

Its called Shinygold and it isnt finished yet

It's near enough finished though, right? I have the latest version and I think it runs up to the Magnet Train section of Kanto.

By the way, what's so different about the Green version of Pokemon? You could only use Bulbasaur?

Red and Green were released in Japan, but there were a few serious glitches found (e.g. a glitch at the start of the game could lead you to the Hall of Fame and potentially anywhere you wanted). Blue was released in Japan a few months later, with improved graphics and sprites, monster location changes, and bug fixes. This is the version the US and Europe got. So, Red and Blue here are essentially Blue and the second version of the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: The Black Wind on February 17, 2009, 06:41:57 pm
I don't really care about remakes as long as I get one of Gold and Silver some day.

That's what I thought Platinum was going to be. It would have made the most sense, but apparently it's the update to Diamond and Pearl. The fuck was the point?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 17, 2009, 07:46:58 pm
I don't really care about remakes as long as I get one of Gold and Silver some day.

That's what I thought Platinum was going to be. It would have made the most sense, but apparently it's the update to Diamond and Pearl. The fuck was the point?
Platinum is to Diamond and Pearl what Emerald was to Ruby and Sapphire or Crystal to Gold and Silver. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: TriforceofEternity on February 20, 2009, 11:13:27 pm
Replaying Chrono Trigger cause my files erased themselves and I still haven't beaten lavos before.  :(                  I was soo close.


I am at 2050AD and just got the left side of the factory complete and am now working on shutting the defense system down.   I got the hatch open too.


Chrono: LV 12:   Cyclone and Slash:

Robo: LV 11:   Laser Spin and Aurora Beam:

Marle LV 11:       Auroa Whirl and Provoke:

EXP: 3491

Next  729:  I am getting there. :picardno
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 20, 2009, 11:33:56 pm
Uh, did you mean 2300 AD?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Blackened110 on February 23, 2009, 11:10:46 pm
Hi my name is Phil, I am new here.  I need help Applying the patch to the Chrono Trigger Crimson Echoes.  I did the headered and applyed it to the orginal chrono trigger, but then it said invalad when I tried to play it.  Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on February 24, 2009, 07:43:59 pm
So I just beat Grandia after playing it for awhile. I was raving about how awesome this classic RPG was awhile back in this thread. And for the most part, it is highly enjoyable. But it definitely tapers off near the end and it makes it a real chore to finish the game.

See, for most of the game the motivations of the main characters are clear. There is a huge sense of adventure in the game, despite its 2D point-and-click world map, and the promise of new frontiers to explore beyond the horizon is the main theme that drives the game. But once you reach the intended destination that you were trying to get to for the entire game, you go "okay? What now, then?". Well, the answer to "what now?" is that the game descends into an incredibly cliched "save the world against a dark and imposing evil" plot. It is really thrown at you, it is literally almost like "Okay, and now you have to save the world by the way".

The final series of dungeons is rediculously bland and uninteresting compared to the vibrant places you explore throughout the course of the game, and it makes it worse that once you pass a certain point you can no longer visit the towns on the continent. Which is, I might add, a feature that I absolutely despise in RPG's. It makes it feel so incredibly sloppy, and evident that they ran out of room on the disc so made it impossible for you to visit the towns anymore. Lame.

The game starts off mind-numbingly slow, then picks up so much that you can't bear to put it down, and then grinds to a screeching halt near the end of the game. I would give it an 8/10. And that is being nice. If only it kept up the pace straight until the end, it maybe would have been one of the best RPG's I've ever played.


Well...what now? Maybe I'll shell out some hard earned cash and buy an X-BOX and Star Ocean 4. That is sure to be the good RPG that I so desperately want...right? I think the Chrono series has spoiled me in the RPG department.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on February 25, 2009, 01:10:20 am
There may be hope yet for the FFIV sequel to get an english release! (http://www.qj.net/Direct-sequel-to-FFIV-coming-as-Final-Fantasy-IV-The-After-Years-/pg/49/aid/129112)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 25, 2009, 01:26:48 am
I hope so. I want to play that one, although I must admit I didn't liked some aspects of the story.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 25, 2009, 05:55:27 am
Yeah, I had heard that and it makes sense since you know that if they don't port it over here someone will just find a way to translate & emulate it eventually.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on February 25, 2009, 02:02:44 pm
There may be hope yet for the FFIV sequel to get an english release! (http://www.qj.net/Direct-sequel-to-FFIV-coming-as-Final-Fantasy-IV-The-After-Years-/pg/49/aid/129112)

I still don't understand why they would release it on mobile phones.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on February 25, 2009, 02:09:22 pm
There may be hope yet for the FFIV sequel to get an english release! (http://www.qj.net/Direct-sequel-to-FFIV-coming-as-Final-Fantasy-IV-The-After-Years-/pg/49/aid/129112)

I still don't understand why they would release it on mobile phones.

The cell phone is a more viable platform in other countries than it is in the States.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 25, 2009, 04:39:37 pm
Yeah, pretty soon them Japanese'll be gaming on their contact lenses...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on February 25, 2009, 04:57:10 pm
There may be hope yet for the FFIV sequel to get an english release! (http://www.qj.net/Direct-sequel-to-FFIV-coming-as-Final-Fantasy-IV-The-After-Years-/pg/49/aid/129112)

I still don't understand why they would release it on mobile phones.

The cell phone is a more viable platform in other countries than it is in the States.

I've never even seen a good cellphone game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 25, 2009, 04:59:05 pm
It's kind of an odd catch-22 or something...there's no market in the states because there are no games in the states because there's no market in the states...O_o

And because the cell phone technology is only barely catching up recently...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 25, 2009, 05:42:20 pm
MOUNT AND BLADE IS FUCKING AMAZING.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on February 25, 2009, 08:00:02 pm
Yea, for my crappy laptop barely running it, it is fun though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on February 26, 2009, 04:34:56 am
I still don't understand why they would release it on mobile phones.

The cell phone is a more viable platform in other countries than it is in the States.

I've never even seen a good cellphone game.

What country do you live in?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 26, 2009, 06:00:45 pm
I'm playing Lufia II on an emulator. Has anyone thought that Lufia II was the only good game out of that series?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 26, 2009, 06:06:39 pm
What? I thought Lufia was great too...and I don't really count 1 & 2 as separate games since it's basically a direct continuation (backwards, which is neat)...and the GBA one was good too...It's just the GBC one that was awful.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 26, 2009, 06:58:09 pm
Oh? There's a GBA one? I guess the GBC one REALLY DID kill my love for the series... Because that one really did suck massive donkey balls.

Here I was super pumped to have a mini army of 9 characters in battles, only to find out I can only use 3 characters at a time, not 3 charcaters in a party, but 9 characters in a party where they are positioned in 3x3 and you can only use 1 per row.. And the random generated maps did not want me to play the game any longer, for me that's just laziness on the part of game developping.

I think I just gotten the 14th character and then I dropped that game like a rock and never kept track of it afterward.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 26, 2009, 10:20:12 pm
Yeah, the dungeons in that GBC one (The Legend Returns) were just brutal...The GBA one (The Ruins of Lore) was actually a "Gaiden" and was the only one not developed by Neverland (maybe they got the boot after Legend Returns?)...It takes place 20 years after Lufia 2...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 26, 2009, 10:33:32 pm
There were also two canceled titles.

Ruins Chaser which became The Legend Returns, and Beginning of a Legend, a prequel for Rise of the Sinistrals.

Of the four released games, I have only played RotS.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: idioticidioms on February 26, 2009, 10:52:49 pm
I've played all four, but have only completed the first two.  I honestly just don't care for the battle system or poor translation of the one for GBC, but Ruins of Lore is pretty cool so far, I just haven't gotten around to playing it much.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 27, 2009, 01:35:33 am
I FINALLY am getting Chrono trigger DS.  I ordered it yesterday.  Don't know when it'll be here, but am looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 27, 2009, 02:13:49 pm
In the Lufia series, is there at any point where you meet Arek, that 5th sinistral that you see in the intro of Lufia 2?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on February 27, 2009, 02:18:18 pm
I am thinking of getting a 360 whats good? I am already look at maybe buying BioShock, Eternal Sonata, Dead Rising, or Fallout 3.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on February 27, 2009, 02:49:12 pm
How about Star Ocean 4?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zephira on February 27, 2009, 02:55:32 pm
For the 360, I'd suggest Halo 3 and Halo Wars (comes out March third), Street Fighter IV, Left 4 Dead, and Overlord. I haven't had much time to try out newer games, but those last three are the favourites floating around school.

Oh, and apparently there's a Halo side-story game coming out in fall '09, where you get to play as an ODST. I seriously need to renew my Live subscription before then.. (yes, I'm a Halo freak.)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on February 27, 2009, 03:50:53 pm
I mentioned those three games in particular because they some up my preferred gaming type. I do look forward to Star Ocean 4 and Halo wars, but I looking games that are already out. I'm a cheap bastard so I have no problems with used games.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zephira on February 27, 2009, 03:57:45 pm
Overlord's been out pretty much as long as the 360 has. I think it was one of the launching titles.
Gears of War and Gears of War 2 are shooters with pretty interesting storylines, but some of the game mechanics are hard to get used to.
Oh, and avoid Assassin's Creed. It's pretty, it's entertaining for the first few kills, but that's about it. They drag the story out so much that you want to keep playing just to see what happens, but the missions are all tedious and repetitive.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 27, 2009, 06:01:01 pm
In the Lufia series, is there at any point where you meet Arek, that 5th sinistral that you see in the intro of Lufia 2?

I don't really remember...It's been a while since I played 1 or 2...I didn't get through all of Ruins of Lore (much less Legend Returns)...

Gears of War and Gears of War 2 are shooters with pretty interesting storylines, but some of the game mechanics are hard to get used to.

I don't remember anything hard about GoW (I only played the first one)...Online got kind of boring after a short time though I recall...From what I've heard about the 2nd one though, they've fixed some of it (but I'd still probably stick with Unreal Tournament, myself :lol:)...

I think I'd suggest Fallout 3 & Oblivion if your PC can't handle 'em...*shrugs*
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 27, 2009, 07:53:25 pm
Star Ocean 4 is supposed to be a prequel right? Gosh I'm tired of prequels after #3 in series... Just like Suikoden, f**k they can't make a sequel after #3? I liked Suikoden 4 a lot even though it was 150 years before Suikoden 1, but when Suikoden 5 came out, I was so disappointed when I found out it was 6-8 years before Suikoden 1... *grumble* Enough with the prequels dammit! *sigh*
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on February 27, 2009, 08:41:12 pm
Orange Box is awesomely awesome, and even better with internet.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 27, 2009, 09:29:12 pm
Star Ocean 4 is supposed to be a prequel right? Gosh I'm tired of prequels after #3 in series... Just like Suikoden, f**k they can't make a sequel after #3? I liked Suikoden 4 a lot even though it was 150 years before Suikoden 1, but when Suikoden 5 came out, I was so disappointed when I found out it was 6-8 years before Suikoden 1... *grumble* Enough with the prequels dammit! *sigh*

I'm not entirely sure on the story for SO4...I've heard prequel, but after the events of SO3, I think it might just seem like a prequel because they basically restarted the universe, right?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on February 27, 2009, 10:33:23 pm
No, it is literally a prequel to SO1. It takes place before the events of SO1, when mankind first sets out into space.

And after the SO3, they didn't restart the universe so much as "reboot" it. Everything was exactly the same, but they were cut off from 4D space.

I actually liked the story and setting of SO3 a lot, unlike most people. But SO4 is looking to be pretty impressive. I'm excited about the story returning to Roak, and about the ability to actually travel between worlds at will on your ship. I'm hoping it will feel a little less linear.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Fireseal on February 28, 2009, 12:40:40 am
You'll be able to go to Roak? I thought it was that the setting was that you'd be thrown back in time survive the trials leading up to the landing on Fargett?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on February 28, 2009, 07:28:46 am
I am thinking of getting a 360 whats good? I am already look at maybe buying BioShock, Eternal Sonata, Dead Rising, or Fallout 3.
Fallout 3 is pretty addictive.  Also Oblivion if you like that style of RPG.  Blue Dragon is excellent, as is Lost Odyssey for the RPG fare.  Also, though it had mixed reviews, I loved Enchanted Arms.

Tales of Vesperia is good, although I'm not too far into it, so I can't say anything for the story.  The gameplay is very reminiscent of the others in the series.

The Force Unleashed is, IMHO, the best post-SNES Star Wars game I've played so far.

Soul Calibur IV is another from my library that I enjoy.

Fable II is...  Good, but short and easy.  The final level left too much to be desired.  (Still have yet to play the expansion)

GTAIV is another one I have mixed feelings for.  It's good, it's fun, but it grows old fast for me.  Gameplay is better than Vice City and San Andreas, story is weaker though.

There's also a few guilty pleasures to be found, like the Dead or Alive series, and one fun gem in my collection, Conan.  A good R-rated hack and slash game similar to God of War and the like.  A good game to satisfy a thirst for blood, tits and violence.

For shooters, Halo 3, Gears of War 1 and 2 (Especially fun with 2 players), Army of Two, Dead Space, F.E.A.R series, etc.  So many to choose from if that's your thing.


I do want to try Eternal Sonata myself.  Played the demo, and the battle system seems okay.  Can anyone here vouch for that game?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on March 04, 2009, 01:27:02 am
The Miles Edgeworth game Gyakuten Kenji has a playable demo, check it out on the official site:
http://www.capcom.co.jp/gyakutenkenji/trial/index.html

Yeeees I know it's only in Japanese so far, for the impatient here's a fan translation from the lovely people at Court Records:
http://www.court-records.net/kenjidemotrans.htm
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on March 04, 2009, 02:04:33 am
The Miles Edgeworth game Gyakuten Kenji has a playable demo, check it out on the official site:
http://www.capcom.co.jp/gyakutenkenji/trial/index.html

Yeeees I know it's only in Japanese so far, for the impatient here's a fan translation from the lovely people at Court Records:
http://www.court-records.net/kenjidemotrans.htm

FUCK YEAH

MILES EDGEWORTH: WALKAN ADVENTURES
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 04, 2009, 12:54:09 pm
I didn't really dig on Edgeworth as much as it seems other people did...Gumshoe was okay, but I think Trials & Tribulations more made me want a Mia (still haven't really done any investigating with her) prequel game, though perhaps it would just be unnecessary since that whole Fey saga got played out in the end of Phoenix Wrights...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 04, 2009, 06:26:35 pm
I'm really looking forward to the English release, but I really wish they were doing more with court.  I mean this would be the first time when you get to lock people up.  Heh heh heh.  *Sigh*
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on March 04, 2009, 07:17:35 pm
Well, GS5's still in development and GK's nearly done so expect new court battles soon.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 05, 2009, 01:22:52 am
GS5?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 05, 2009, 01:27:20 am
Japanese title, Ace Attorney 5.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 05, 2009, 10:57:51 am
I am thinking of getting a 360 whats good? I am already look at maybe buying BioShock, Eternal Sonata, Dead Rising, or Fallout 3.
Fallout 3 is pretty addictive.  Also Oblivion if you like that style of RPG.  Blue Dragon is excellent, as is Lost Odyssey for the RPG fare.  Also, though it had mixed reviews, I loved Enchanted Arms.

Tales of Vesperia is good, although I'm not too far into it, so I can't say anything for the story.  The gameplay is very reminiscent of the others in the series.

The Force Unleashed is, IMHO, the best post-SNES Star Wars game I've played so far.

Soul Calibur IV is another from my library that I enjoy.

Fable II is...  Good, but short and easy.  The final level left too much to be desired.  (Still have yet to play the expansion)

GTAIV is another one I have mixed feelings for.  It's good, it's fun, but it grows old fast for me.  Gameplay is better than Vice City and San Andreas, story is weaker though.

There's also a few guilty pleasures to be found, like the Dead or Alive series, and one fun gem in my collection, Conan.  A good R-rated hack and slash game similar to God of War and the like.  A good game to satisfy a thirst for blood, tits and violence.

For shooters, Halo 3, Gears of War 1 and 2 (Especially fun with 2 players), Army of Two, Dead Space, F.E.A.R series, etc.  So many to choose from if that's your thing.


I do want to try Eternal Sonata myself.  Played the demo, and the battle system seems okay.  Can anyone here vouch for that game?

Don't waste your time with the Fable 2 dlc. Unless you still play it hardcore for some reason. The new content can be completed in a little over an hour. The only thing nice is the new armors. Also great game list, besides Army of Two :P.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 05, 2009, 11:37:41 am
Just started playing Megaman 9 a few days ago, and all I can say is.

Wow.  Capcom really made a jump to the realm of nostalgia there, and pulled off a surprisingly fun game.

Just one more robot master until Wily's lair for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 05, 2009, 01:01:02 pm
Mega man 9 is probably going to be one of the first things I get on Wii ware if I ever get a Wii.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 05, 2009, 07:48:55 pm
I can't wait til Elder Scrolls 5.

I bet placidchap can, though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 05, 2009, 08:34:08 pm
Mega man 9 is probably going to be one of the first things I get on Wii ware if I ever get a Wii.

Get a 360.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 05, 2009, 09:01:56 pm
Mega man 9 is probably going to be one of the first things I get on Wii ware if I ever get a Wii.

Get a 360.
Don't want one.  At least I'd much rather have a Wii or PS3.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 05, 2009, 09:06:56 pm
Why do you not want one? I want all three, I just can't get them.


Currently I think 360 is the best choice then Wii, and PS3 is a distant last. I like the stay generation behind though, $5-20 Xbox and Gamecube games are awesome!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 06, 2009, 12:15:30 am
I can't wait til Elder Scrolls 5.
Have there even been any announcements about it yet?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 06, 2009, 12:59:21 am
Not anything past the fact that they are working on one.  Seeing as how Bethesda copyrighted the term "Skyrim", it may end up taking place there.

Outside of that, nothing.  Not even a formal announcement.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 06, 2009, 02:07:58 am
Not anything past the fact that they are working on one.  Seeing as how Bethesda copyrighted the term "Skyrim", it may end up taking place there.

Outside of that, nothing.  Not even a formal announcement.
So if that's the case we can expect a lot of Nords in the next one eh?

I once entertained the idea of an Elder Scrolls MMO, but there'd be so much game mechanics that would need to be changed for that to happen.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 07, 2009, 01:17:45 pm
I am wondering if it isn't headed to that direction... One of the biggest complaints is that there are no online abilities with the game...

I pray that they keep it a single player experience.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on March 07, 2009, 01:26:43 pm
OH MY GOD

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii162/x_XTacTX_x/1236231898964.jpg)

THIS LOOKS AMAZING
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 07, 2009, 04:30:50 pm
Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2, and Halo 3 is all I need.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 07, 2009, 11:56:50 pm
Is Henry Hatsworth a sequel or a rip-off of Professor Layton (since it says EA in the corner, I'm going to guess the latter)?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shee on March 08, 2009, 12:10:06 am
A new Elder Scrolls would be sweeeet!  I only played Morrowind and Oblivion and loved them both, though I can admit mods made Oblivion so much better and I can hardly play it without them now.  I've heard rumors of Skyrim being the place, though I am in the camp that would like to see multiple regions in a single game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on March 08, 2009, 01:48:35 am
I just borrowed .Hack//GU 1, 2 and 3... Are they good? Decent? Terrible? I'm not really expecting to get any replies, but they would be nice, please...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 08, 2009, 03:33:05 am
I just borrowed .Hack//GU 1, 2 and 3... Are they good? Decent? Terrible? I'm not really expecting to get any replies, but they would be nice, please...
I played through the original .hack games completely.  They were decent.  The story and characters were excellent, though the gameplay was repetative and broken in a few areas.

I expect GU would carry on that quality, hopefully improving on the repetative nature of the first series.  Though by the time they came out, I'd lost most of my fascination for the series and didn't pick it up.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Yourgingerestfan on March 08, 2009, 05:54:36 am
I just borrowed .Hack//GU 1, 2 and 3... Are they good? Decent? Terrible? I'm not really expecting to get any replies, but they would be nice, please...

They are great games , probably one of my favourites the character designs are nice and the music even better .
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on March 08, 2009, 06:05:09 am
Is Henry Hatsworth a sequel or a rip-off of Professor Layton (since it says EA in the corner, I'm going to guess the latter)?

It's actually a side-scroller/puzzle game hybrid.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: teaflower on March 08, 2009, 12:07:34 pm
I just borrowed .Hack//GU 1, 2 and 3... Are they good? Decent? Terrible? I'm not really expecting to get any replies, but they would be nice, please...
I've only played .hack//INFECTION. Great game, if you ask me. Hurts your head a bit, though. I mean, come on! It's a game about hacking a game!

Almost as freaky as .hack//SIGN. That's just messed up.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on March 08, 2009, 02:31:19 pm
I've also had Star Ocean 3 for a while, and started it yesterday... Finally, a main character I can sympathise with... All he wants to do is play video games but his girlfriend won't let him!!!!

And thanks for the replies, everyone.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 09, 2009, 07:09:25 am
I just borrowed .Hack//GU 1, 2 and 3... Are they good? Decent? Terrible? I'm not really expecting to get any replies, but they would be nice, please...
I've only played .hack//INFECTION. Great game, if you ask me. Hurts your head a bit, though. I mean, come on! It's a game about hacking a game!

Almost as freaky as .hack//SIGN. That's just messed up.
I actually enjoyed that anime, although it was a very surreal experience at certain points in the plot, and understanding the backstory behind the games and such helps loads.  Wonderful soundtrack to that one.

Anyways, I've just picked up an interesting gem from XBox Live Arcade.

Triggerheart Exelica.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/FouCapitan/cover.jpg)

Premise of this game.  Cute anime girls fitted with flying robot suits blow the shit outta enemy armies!

Sounds simple right?  At a first glance, it is.  Then it quickly transforms from being a simple scrolling shooter to an intricate dance with a couple thousand bullets at a time, setting this game into a subgenre that some like to fittingly dub "The Bullet-Hell".

Bottom line, this game is freaking fun.  If you're looking for a great modern day top scroller shooter, (or if you really like anime robot girls  :oops:) this is definitely one to look into.  Seems daunting at first but once you get the flow of the game down it's pretty intense.  Plus it's only about 10 bucks  :D

On top of that, I can't think of any other shooter where you can actually throw your enemies.  The game has an anchor line attack that allows you to concentrate fire on ground or boss targets, or actually grab and sling enemy ships, turning them into projectiles.  So much fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 09, 2009, 08:41:48 am
I can't wait til Elder Scrolls 5.

I bet placidchap can, though.

Haha, yea I can wait...forever.  OHHH how they raped Fallout!>>!>1!!!!!  Not to say I didn' t play Morrowind or Oblivion, mind you...but they were both an empty and forgettable experience.  Their game making is the equivalent of Chinese food.  OHHH, How I loathe that company and their douchery.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 10, 2009, 04:12:19 am
I can't wait til Elder Scrolls 5.

I bet placidchap can, though.

Haha, yea I can wait...forever.  OHHH how they raped Fallout!>>!>1!!!!!  Not to say I didn' t play Morrowind or Oblivion, mind you...but they were both an empty and forgettable experience.  Their game making is the equivalent of Chinese food.  OHHH, How I loathe that company and their douchery.

I thought it was great, and I don't know any reviewer that gave it lower than a 9.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 10, 2009, 08:25:37 am
I thought it was great

Of course you like it, it was made for you and gamers like you.

I don't know any reviewer that gave it lower than a 9.

It's called hype.  And its also called "I want to keep being friends with big company." 
And there are reviews out there that did give it less than a 9.

They really should have made their own post apoc. IP.  They did not do the series justice.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 10, 2009, 02:46:46 pm
I Really liked Fallout 3, but I loved Fallout 1/2. Game play mechanics I can easily adapt to, they didn't hurt the game in any way I felt. Now the only draw back was a significant one: Humor. Fallout 3 did have its moments but it over all was lacking very much. The atmosphere, design, feel was quite accurate.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 10, 2009, 05:24:43 pm
They really should have made their own post apoc. IP.  They did not do the series justice.
They did the series fine.  Clean off those nostalgia goggles once in a while.
It's called hype.
I had zero hype going into this game.  My brother wanted it for Christmas, I got it for him.  A month or two later I asked him how it was.  He described the gameplay mechanics and such to me and I thought it was something that I could get into.  Two weeks ago I found out he was right.

I was so hyped for this game as you can see I tell you. :picardno
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 10, 2009, 08:58:14 pm
Actually when playing the game I, and my friends as well, thought that it would have been better if they made it there own instead of part of the Fallout series. It didn't rape the IP but I wouldn't say it did justice either.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on March 11, 2009, 12:03:12 am
I've also had Star Ocean 3 for a while, and started it yesterday... Finally, a main character I can sympathise with... All he wants to do is play video games but his girlfriend won't let him!!!!


I also could sympathize with Fayt a lot, but not for those reasons. I think that's one of the reasons I like SO3 so much. I hate it in RPGs when a main character is too heroic to where I am left thinking "now there's no way in hell I would have made that decision".

There aren't really any spoilers here but:

Fayt's decisions throughout SO3 (for the most part) make sense. He's just a kid trying to survive after being thrown into a world where the level of technology is over a thousand years before his own. He makes moral choices but they aren't overly heroic and they make sense from the viewpoint of a scared kid. Finally, through constantly being forced to fight to protect his friends or die he reaches the larger moral choice of actually being concerned about the welfare of the people living in the world he is stuck on. That makes sense too.
It doesn't go directly to - "fuck yeah I've got a big sword now let's save the world!". That's what I find so endearing about the Star Ocean series. I'm hoping Star Ocean 4 follows suit. I can't wait to play it.


And thanks for the replies, everyone.

You're welcome.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 11, 2009, 08:24:40 am
They really should have made their own post apoc. IP.  They did not do the series justice.
They did the series fine.  Clean off those nostalgia goggles once in a while.

Did you ever play the original two games?  All the way through?  And you say that Fallout 3 is in the same class as either 1 or 2?

I am open to change, no need to clean off any goggles.  They just did not do the series justice.  They fucked it, period.  They don't have the creative skills to come up with a good Fallout game.  They turned it into an action based wandering game, for those who like Halo, Gears of War and Left 4 Dead or their Elder Scrolls games, not for those who like the Fallout series.  I don't have a problem with those action/FPS games or gamers, except when they encroach upon an already existing franchise that has nothing to do with them and then go convert the bloody thing into one of their breed.  Fucking make your own or buy one that is already that kind of game.

As for hype...I was talking about the reviewers and so was Jutty, not Joe Blow off the street, so I don't see where you are going with that.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 11, 2009, 01:26:56 pm
Okay recently I got a DS flash card(yes a legal one) And got the PC version of Sonic Mega collection on it.  I have to say, Ristar is awesome.  It doesn't look like it would be that fun yet somehow it is.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 11, 2009, 02:34:36 pm
Okay recently I got a DS flash card(yes a legal one) And got the PC version of Sonic Mega collection on it.  I have to say, Ristar is awesome.  It doesn't look like it would be that fun yet somehow it is.

The flashcard itself isn't the ethically (and at times, legally) problematic component. Did you purchase your copy of the Sonic Mega collection? If not, the legality of your flashcard does not absolve you of having used it for piracy.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 11, 2009, 03:42:20 pm
They really should have made their own post apoc. IP.  They did not do the series justice.
They did the series fine.  Clean off those nostalgia goggles once in a while.

Did you ever play the original two games?  All the way through?  And you say that Fallout 3 is in the same class as either 1 or 2?

I am open to change, no need to clean off any goggles.  They just did not do the series justice.  They fucked it, period.  They don't have the creative skills to come up with a good Fallout game.  They turned it into an action based wandering game, for those who like Halo, Gears of War and Left 4 Dead or their Elder Scrolls games, not for those who like the Fallout series.  I don't have a problem with those action/FPS games or gamers, except when they encroach upon an already existing franchise that has nothing to do with them and then go convert the bloody thing into one of their breed.  Fucking make your own or buy one that is already that kind of game.

As for hype...I was talking about the reviewers and so was Jutty, not Joe Blow off the street, so I don't see where you are going with that.

I have played Fallout 2 and loved it. I know this game isn't directly true to that, but it's still a fine game. If it wasn't for Bethesda their wouldn't be a Fallout franchise anymore. It's not an action game it's still an rpg, but I can see how it could be a letdown for someone expecting the traditional atmosphere, but Bethesda never promoted it like that it was widely known that it was going to play like the Elder Scrolls series. Anyway Dragon Age Origins is coming soon you should keep any eye out for it. I can't wait for it personally.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 11, 2009, 04:34:52 pm
I'd prefer that Fallout remained in the grave to be honest.  They created what they do best; a light on story (minimal and/or poorly written), FPS action/adventure game with RPG elements.  A game with those features is not inherently bad (considered I played the two previous Elder Scrolls for a couple weeks before stopping cold turkey), but when they are applied to a franchise that is none of those things, you end up with pissed off fans of the original IP. 

This question is open to anyone:  What if the Chrono series was bought by a company (such as Beth) and turned it into a first person, adventure-wandering game with RPG elements and a weak story that does not come close to the original two games?  Would you be pissed or would you welcome it with open arms, saying "Thank God someone finally made another one."  Or would you rather that company make their own time travelling, dimension crossing series?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 11, 2009, 05:34:27 pm
Okay recently I got a DS flash card(yes a legal one) And got the PC version of Sonic Mega collection on it.  I have to say, Ristar is awesome.  It doesn't look like it would be that fun yet somehow it is.

The flashcard itself isn't the ethically (and at times, legally) problematic component. Did you purchase your copy of the Sonic Mega collection? If not, the legality of your flashcard does not absolve you of having used it for piracy.
Yes we bought both of them.  The only stuff I've downloaded is home brew stuff.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 11, 2009, 11:42:43 pm
This question is open to anyone:  What if the Chrono series was bought by a company (such as Beth) and turned it into a first person, adventure-wandering game with RPG elements and a weak story that does not come close to the original two games?  Would you be pissed or would you welcome it with open arms, saying "Thank God someone finally made another one."  Or would you rather that company make their own time travelling, dimension crossing series?

I would get the game and try it out to see if its any good, regardless how different it is.If its not any good then damn the sucks at least I have the others, if it is good the AWESOME new chrono game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on March 12, 2009, 12:00:20 am
This question is open to anyone:  What if the Chrono series was bought by a company (such as Beth) and turned it into a first person, adventure-wandering game with RPG elements and a weak story that does not come close to the original two games?  Would you be pissed or would you welcome it with open arms, saying "Thank God someone finally made another one."  Or would you rather that company make their own time travelling, dimension crossing series?

I would try it, regardless of difference. Maybe it's not the same case, but is similar in asking 'Would you play RD even if it's not the same like CT?'. It would still be a Chrono game, and deserves a chance like the rest.

But if it turns out bad, then it depends, if it doesn't keep up with the other ones, then I say it would have turned better to have not been a Chrono game. If it was for another reason, then I still have Trigger and Cross to play. But if it ends up good, then good, the company should try to make even another one.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 12, 2009, 09:20:41 am
I would try it, regardless of difference. Maybe it's not the same case, but is similar in asking 'Would you play RD even if it's not the same like CT?'. It would still be a Chrono game, and deserves a chance like the rest.

RD is not considered part of the core series though, it was more of a "gaiden".  So maybe I should modify the question "and the direct sequel to Cross and Trigger".  Offshoots of the main series can be wild and different...FF: Dirge of Cerebus was fine as a gaiden FFVII, but if they marketed that game as a direct sequel to FVII, or not even a "direct" sequel but a sequel nonetheless, I am sure it would be a huge disappointment (more so than that game already was). 

To give another hypothetical example:  Blizzard is currently making Diablo 3.  Assume that Blizzard went in a completely different direction with it and as it turns out, the game "Hellgate:London" is what Diablo 3 turns out to be(so the assumption there is that Diablo 3 already came out as the current Hellgate:London).  How do you think fans of the original 2 games would feel?  If Blizzard made a gaiden Diablo that was like Hellgate, say Diablo: Hellgate, then that game would be taken in its own right and probably not compared (as much) to the original 2  games).

Or even: if id software made Doom 3 like what the upcoming Diablo 3 (point and click 3rd person view)...fans of the original 2 games would be like "wtf did you do??"  But again, if they made "Doom: Point-n-Click Action Fest", it would be taken as its own game. 

The problem with my hypothetical is that id software made the first 2 Dooms and Blizzard made the first 2 Diablos...but Bethesda did not make the first 2 Fallouts...so it isn't exactly a fair comparison but hopefully it gets the point across.  Once you toss that number after the game, it is compared to the ones that came before, not gaiden games in that series.  Hopefully that gives an idea of where I am coming from.  I am not against change or new ways of doing things, but if a developer is going to touch an already existing series, one where the original games were good/great, they better be fucking careful with what they do.  Beth was not, in my opinion anyway.  The masses think otherwise. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on March 12, 2009, 10:42:04 am
Well, I can't say about those other games since I don't know them.

But I do see the point.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 12, 2009, 01:08:52 pm
In CT, were the Golem sisters that hard in the PS1 and SNES versions?  I'm up to them on CTDS and I don't have any memory of them being anywhere near this hard.  Either my characters are weaker or I just don't remember them.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 12, 2009, 08:15:37 pm
I would try it, regardless of difference. Maybe it's not the same case, but is similar in asking 'Would you play RD even if it's not the same like CT?'. It would still be a Chrono game, and deserves a chance like the rest.

RD is not considered part of the core series though, it was more of a "gaiden".  So maybe I should modify the question "and the direct sequel to Cross and Trigger".  Offshoots of the main series can be wild and different...FF: Dirge of Cerebus was fine as a gaiden FFVII, but if they marketed that game as a direct sequel to FVII, or not even a "direct" sequel but a sequel nonetheless, I am sure it would be a huge disappointment (more so than that game already was). 

To give another hypothetical example:  Blizzard is currently making Diablo 3.  Assume that Blizzard went in a completely different direction with it and as it turns out, the game "Hellgate:London" is what Diablo 3 turns out to be(so the assumption there is that Diablo 3 already came out as the current Hellgate:London).  How do you think fans of the original 2 games would feel?  If Blizzard made a gaiden Diablo that was like Hellgate, say Diablo: Hellgate, then that game would be taken in its own right and probably not compared (as much) to the original 2  games).

Or even: if id software made Doom 3 like what the upcoming Diablo 3 (point and click 3rd person view)...fans of the original 2 games would be like "wtf did you do??"  But again, if they made "Doom: Point-n-Click Action Fest", it would be taken as its own game. 

The problem with my hypothetical is that id software made the first 2 Dooms and Blizzard made the first 2 Diablos...but Bethesda did not make the first 2 Fallouts...so it isn't exactly a fair comparison but hopefully it gets the point across.  Once you toss that number after the game, it is compared to the ones that came before, not gaiden games in that series.  Hopefully that gives an idea of where I am coming from.  I am not against change or new ways of doing things, but if a developer is going to touch an already existing series, one where the original games were good/great, they better be fucking careful with what they do.  Beth was not, in my opinion anyway.  The masses think otherwise. 

What exactly did they do that ruined the game? Have you even played it and if so how far in?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 12, 2009, 08:23:54 pm
What exactly did they do that ruined the game? Have you even played it and if so how far in?
They changed it from overhead to 1st person.  That was the major kick to his balls.  Nevermind how many other aspects and conditions between the games remained unchanged, the fact that it's a 3-D 1st person console game instead of an overhead PC/Mac game means they raped and mutilated the dead series that hadn't seen a new title in over decade.


Also, comparing what happened to SquareEnix selling the rights to the Chrono series is completely different.  Interplay/Black Isle Studios hadn't made a new game since '04.  SE is still making games.  Until SE no longer does any work I expect them to be the ones to carry on their series, but if they went bankrupt and disbanded, having another company take over a series would be better than it dying completely.


The way you're reacting is the same as people hating on Chrono Cross.  "It's different, it's changing the feel and play of the first game, BAWWWW I hate it without playing it all the way through!"  If anything you should be happy this third game is reaching console audiences instead of just the computer gaming crowd, and might lead more people to play the original two games in the series.

While I agree the storyline is rather weak, the gameplay aspect of it is fun.  If you hate the weak storyline, that's your vice.  Write to Bethesda and suggest they tune that aspect of the game up should a Fallout 4 ever be on the menu, or just completely ignore all that follows in the series, like Chrono Trigger fanboys tend to do when it comes to Chrono Cross.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 13, 2009, 02:22:03 am
What exactly did they do that ruined the game? Have you even played it and if so how far in?
They changed it from overhead to 1st person.  That was the major kick to his balls.  Nevermind how many other aspects and conditions between the games remained unchanged, the fact that it's a 3-D 1st person console game instead of an overhead PC/Mac game means they raped and mutilated the dead series that hadn't seen a new title in over decade.

They changed the camera angle and added support for additional platforms (there is a PC version of Fallout 3) and that "raped and mutilated the dead series"?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 13, 2009, 09:55:02 am
He is assuming that I am getting my panties in a bunch 'just' because the view went from isometric to first person and that it was not a PC exclusive.  He is wrong.

I am pissed because they turned an intricate and intelligent RPG into a medicore FPS/RPG (emphasis on the BOLD words, just in case you missed it, Fou).  Contrary to what you assume, I do think that Fallout could be properly adapted to the first person view and being a console game has little to do with anything (sure they have a reputation for being 'watered down' but it doesn't have to be so).  But Bethesda is not the company to do it.  They make pretty games not intelligent games.  They stripped out most everything and left the combat as the main focus of the game.  Sure they may have kept dialog trees (with dick all for meaningful consequences), SPECIAL, skills, perks, the BoS and Enclave, Vaults and Nuka Cola but it feels like they kept everything in name (so they can say it is Fallout) but missed the mark when it came to the spirit of the game.  It is equivalent to your typical model.  Pretty but dumb as fuck.

It doesn't sound like you played the originals or at least you don't appreciate them.

And I know that my example was not solid, I said so myself, but it was and still is sufficient to get my point across.  Just try to give it two seconds of thought next time and try to imagine that scenario instead of blowing it off because you think I am some cry baby fanboy who can't take it because it is not isometric. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 13, 2009, 10:26:23 am
He is assuming that I am getting my panties in a bunch 'just' because the view went from isometric to first person and that it was not a PC exclusive.  He is wrong.

I am pissed because they turned an intricate and intelligent RPG into a medicore FPS/RPG (emphasis on the BOLD words, just in case you missed it, Fou).
Thanks.  I have such a hard time reading words in regular fonts.

Honestly, you come across as a typical fanboy who was disappointed before you even had a chance to be let down.  As soon as you saw the name Bethesda, you knew what you were going to say about this game, because you knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that the resulting product would be below your well established standards on what a game with the name Fallout should be.

Just out of curiosity, have you played Fallout 3 at all even?  Gotten through the main story questline?  Completed any of the side quests?  Even gotten out of the vault yet?  If you have your complaints will hold a bit more validity, but if not it just hammers in the point that you came into this game with harsh judgements from the start.

Thanks for not calling me an idiot by the way.

It doesn't sound like you played the originals or at least you don't appreciate them.

Oh you got me.  I hadn't played the original Fallout games.  I hadn't even heard of the damn things before 3, because Interplay's advertising is about as compotent as a two year old working a job in rocket science.  I'd heard of Blizzard's similar RPG-fare like Diablo, and even heard of less popular games (Apparently) like Septerra Core, but the Fallout series was dust in the wind before the 360 sequel.

Not to say that they're bad games or anything.  I watched a few playthrough videos and they certainly look like something I'd check out, if not a bit dated.  But when you get down to it, the only reason you hate this game so adamantly is because of your mindset from playing the first two.

I'm sorry to beat a dead horse, but that's nothing but nostalgia.  You wanted Fallout 2 - Part 2, not Fallout 3.  You didn't want a first person shooter with RPG elements, you wanted an RPG with gun elements.

I don't know why you seem to be so hung up on something done wrong.  You bold the words intricate and intelligent.  Was 3 too easy?  Was it too much geared towards a crowd of gamers who like to jump into a game and not be bombarded with complex battles that require deep thinking and in depth strategies else you discover a game over screen right off the bat?

Whatever your feelings are, you're entitled to them.  Just don't expect to be able to spit on an entire company without somebody raising an eyebrow to your actions.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 13, 2009, 12:14:21 pm
Quote from: FouCapitan
Honestly, you come across as a typical fanboy who was disappointed before you even had a chance to be let down.  As soon as you saw the name Bethesda, you knew what you were going to say about this game, because you knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that the resulting product would be below your well established standards on what a game with the name Fallout should be.

As soon as I heard about the direction they were going to take it, I was sceptical and I was pissed.  I don’t hate Bethesda just for the sake of it; I have played Morrowind and Oblivion and those games are OK for what they are.  But in no way should Fallout be like Oblivion.  They are just not the same kind of game.  Or at least they weren’t.  They are now.  And yes, the resulting product is below the established standards of Fallout 1 and 2.  But it wasn’t an instantaneous conclusion.  I held out on judgement for a while longer than most of the more ‘rabid’ folk of the Fallout community, but in the end, it is not the game I was hoping for.

Quote from: FouCapitan
Oh you got me.  I hadn't played the original Fallout games.  I hadn't even heard of the damn things before 3, because Interplay's advertising is about as compotent as a two year old working a job in rocket science.  I'd heard of Blizzard's similar RPG-fare like Diablo, and even heard of less popular games (Apparently) like Septerra Core, but the Fallout series was dust in the wind before the 360 sequel.

Was that sarcastic or did you really not know of the original games?  It is true that they were not very well advertised…even I randomly came across Fallout 1 when I went to the store looking for a game to buy, way back in ’97.  I didn’t see it on TV or hear about it anywhere…just by chance but that shouldn’t be held against anyone.  Some of the best products are the ones that don’t need to be advertised. 
Septerra Core is a game I have been wanting to play for a while actually…have you played that one?

Quote from: FouCapitan
Not to say that they're bad games or anything.  I watched a few playthrough videos and they certainly look like something I'd check out, if not a bit dated.

They certainly are dated…they came out about 12-13 years ago!  But they are still great!  The same way Chrono Trigger and Cross are.  I’d also like to say that since you didn’t play the originals, you have hold just as much water in this argument as I do...

Quote from: FouCapitan
Just out of curiosity, have you played Fallout 3 at all even?  Gotten through the main story questline?  Completed any of the side quests?  Even gotten out of the vault yet?  If you have your complaints will hold a bit more validity, but if not it just hammers in the point that you came into this game with harsh judgements from the start.

Whoops.  I’ve played Fallout 3 as you have played Fallout 1 and 2.  I will, mind you...once I finish FFXII and some decent game altering mods come out...which I guess is the bright side of things...there is a chance that some more meaningful substance will be added to the game.  I'll never play a vanilla FO# though.  So yes, I came to the table with harsh but not unreasonable judgements.

Quote from: FouCapitan
But when you get down to it, the only reason you hate this game so adamantly is because of your mindset from playing the first two.

True, but how is that any different than how most people react?  People become attached to the first version of a TV show, movie, game etc (assuming it is good) that they see and they compare past and future versions to the one they saw first.  If I never played the originals, I may be liking Fallout 3 right now.  And if you played the originals, especially back when they came out, you might be singing a different tune yourself.   We are at different starting points.  I started with Fallout in ’97 and I thoroughly enjoyed (and still do) the games, so much that they are among my favourite games of all time.  I will naturally compare any future iteration to my beloved originals.  Fallout: Tactics, lacked the feel of the originals…but hey it is a “tactics” game and as such it is OK (certainly not a favourite though)...if they labelled that one as Fallout 3 back in 2001, well I’d have less nice things to say.  Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel…never played it, don’t think I need to play to know that it is a crap Fallout game, again easily ignored because it wasn’t trying to be a continuation of the core series.  Fallout 3, again I compare it to the originals.  Obviously Fallout 3 reigns supreme in graphical detail and environment.  But it is missing the intricate dialogue options, meaningful choice and consequence, interesting plot and quests (for the most part).  Instead they chose to focus on graphics, explosions, blood, gore, guns (portable nuke launcher...seriously?) and combat in general. 

Quote from: FouCapitan
I'm sorry to beat a dead horse, but that's nothing but nostalgia.  You wanted Fallout 2 - Part 2, not Fallout 3.  You didn't want a first person shooter with RPG elements, you wanted an RPG with gun elements.

No.  I wanted Fallout 3 – Van Buren not Fallout 2 part 2.  And yes, I wanted an RPG because that is what Fallout is [was], not a FPS w/ RPG elements.  If you really didn’t know about Fallout 1 or 2, you  may not know of the original Fallout 3 that unfortunately got canned because Interplay went bankrupt.  That is the game I was hoping for and to add insult to injury, the damn game was almost done.  A new Fallout game that was true to the originals but updated with newer technology (a natural evolution with games).  I wasn’t hoping for Fallout 2 part 2 with Van Buren.  I wanted a new Fallout game that was true to the originals and that is what the original Fallout 3 was going to be.

Quote from: FouCapitan
I don't know why you seem to be so hung up on something done wrong.  You bold the words intricate and intelligent.  Was 3 too easy?  Was it too much geared towards a crowd of gamers who like to jump into a game and not be bombarded with complex battles that require deep thinking and in depth strategies else you discover a game over screen right off the bat?

See there is a slight error in how you think of the Fallout series.  Yes it has been geared towards a crowd of gamers who like to “jump right in” but Fallout wasn’t about complex battles that kill you off in a matter of seconds.  Most of the battles were not complex and hell, it didn’t even have to be about combat.  What was “complex” (at least by today’s standards) was managing and fore-planning of stats, skills, traits and perks and how you use those in the game.  Those defined what character you played and thus how you played.  Perks you only gained every 3 levels (so choose wisely).  Traits gave you a positive and a negative effect and couldn’t be changed except once through one perk. (e.g. Finesse Trait: “Your attacks show a lot of finesse. You don't do as much damage but you cause more critical hits.”).  Stat and skill checks also played a more important role in the originals (but I know they are still present in FO3) Beth chose to give a perk every time someone levelled up and chose to eliminate traits altogether (or at least roll them into perks and take out the bad part) (e.g Finesse Perk: you have a higher chance to score a critical hit on an opponent in combat, equivalent to 5 extra points of Luck.)  They also gave less importance to the SPECIAL stats, as you can more readily boost them throughout the game, whereas in the original, you were pretty much stuck with what you picked in the beginning, save a few +1 items along the way and the power armour (both mid/late in the game).  So yes, they did gear it more towards the casual gamer as it is more flexible/less rigid but that isn’t where my argument lies. The originals had multiple dialogue paths and meaningful and usually permanent results to different paths.  Beth has different dialogue options as well, but they basically lead to the same outcome.  And even worse, negative outcomes don’t always stick!  You just leave and return and hostiles become friendly!!! Are you kidding me?  This is where my panties are bunched, the lack of meaningful choices and consequences.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 13, 2009, 02:31:09 pm
FouCapitan I would say you should play Fallout 1/2 before making any calls. placidchap doesn't have nostalgia glasses, they really are great games, and make Fallout 3 look it butchered there series in comparison.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 13, 2009, 03:31:55 pm
True, but how is that any different than how most people react?  People become attached to the first version of a TV show, movie, game etc (assuming it is good) that they see and they compare past and future versions to the one they saw first.  If I never played the originals, I may be liking Fallout 3 right now.  And if you played the originals, especially back when they came out, you might be singing a different tune yourself.   We are at different starting points.  I started with Fallout in ’97 and I thoroughly enjoyed (and still do) the games, so much that they are among my favourite games of all time.  I will naturally compare any future iteration to my beloved originals.  Fallout: Tactics, lacked the feel of the originals…but hey it is a “tactics” game and as such it is OK (certainly not a favourite though)...if they labelled that one as Fallout 3 back in 2001, well I’d have less nice things to say.  Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel…never played it, don’t think I need to play to know that it is a crap Fallout game, again easily ignored because it wasn’t trying to be a continuation of the core series.  Fallout 3, again I compare it to the originals.  Obviously Fallout 3 reigns supreme in graphical detail and environment.  But it is missing the intricate dialogue options, meaningful choice and consequence, interesting plot and quests (for the most part).  Instead they chose to focus on graphics, explosions, blood, gore, guns (portable nuke launcher...seriously?) and combat in general. 


See there is a slight error in how you think of the Fallout series.  Yes it has been geared towards a crowd of gamers who like to “jump right in” but Fallout wasn’t about complex battles that kill you off in a matter of seconds.  Most of the battles were not complex and hell, it didn’t even have to be about combat.  What was “complex” (at least by today’s standards) was managing and fore-planning of stats, skills, traits and perks and how you use those in the game.  Those defined what character you played and thus how you played.  Perks you only gained every 3 levels (so choose wisely).  Traits gave you a positive and a negative effect and couldn’t be changed except once through one perk. (e.g. Finesse Trait: “Your attacks show a lot of finesse. You don't do as much damage but you cause more critical hits.”).  Stat and skill checks also played a more important role in the originals (but I know they are still present in FO3) Beth chose to give a perk every time someone levelled up and chose to eliminate traits altogether (or at least roll them into perks and take out the bad part) (e.g Finesse Perk: you have a higher chance to score a critical hit on an opponent in combat, equivalent to 5 extra points of Luck.)  They also gave less importance to the SPECIAL stats, as you can more readily boost them throughout the game, whereas in the original, you were pretty much stuck with what you picked in the beginning, save a few +1 items along the way and the power armour (both mid/late in the game).  So yes, they did gear it more towards the casual gamer as it is more flexible/less rigid but that isn’t where my argument lies. The originals had multiple dialogue paths and meaningful and usually permanent results to different paths.  Beth has different dialogue options as well, but they basically lead to the same outcome.  And even worse, negative outcomes don’t always stick!  You just leave and return and hostiles become friendly!!! Are you kidding me?  This is where my panties are bunched, the lack of meaningful choices and consequences.


Come on now really? You're going to compare Fallout 3 to Brotherhood of Steel? I've played Fallout 2. Never played Fallout 1 and though I found 2 to be a great game it was nothing revolutionary. BG2 and Planescape Torment do the genre better.  Also had you played the game you would know that a lot of the stats, perks, and such remain the same. I honestly can't imagine that you played the game.

http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3170949
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/rpg/fallout3/review.html
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/42125.html
http://pc.ign.com/objects/568/568806.html
http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1607/Fallout-3/p1/
http://www.firingsquad.com/games/fallout_3_review/page6.asp

This site doesn't use a numerical system but it has this to say.
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/reviews/2008/10/fallout-3-review.ars/4
The good:

    * One of the most ambitious and enjoyable open-world games yet
* Well-written script backed up by top-notch voice acting
    * More voice actors than Oblivion
    * Beautiful graphics with stunning atmosphere.
    * V.A.T.S. is actually fun to use.
    * The main story line offers 20 to 25 hours of gameplay; with side quests there's up to an additional 75.
    * Enemies do not respawn or automatically level.
    * Dogmeat

The bad:

    * Fighting in most situations without the V.A.T.S. system can be tedious.
    * Some collision detection issues
    * Pip-Boy 3000 screen could be a little bigger.
    * The game eventually ends.

The ugly:

    * The Bloody Mess perk. The results are both bloody, and messy.

As you can see it has scored the highest marks on every review I have seen. That's the complete first page on google if you type in Fallout 3 Reviews just so you don't think I cherry picked them.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 13, 2009, 04:01:30 pm
A) Fallout came out before both of those games, B) I rank Fallout far above BG 1/2

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The good:
    * One of the most ambitious and enjoyable open-world games yet
    * Well-written script backed up by top-notch voice acting
    * More voice actors than Oblivion
    * Beautiful graphics with stunning atmosphere.
    * V.A.T.S. is actually fun to use.
    * The main story line offers 20 to 25 hours of gameplay; with side quests there's up to an additional 75.
    * Enemies do not respawn or automatically level.
    * Dogmeat

The first two Fallout games were much larger in size and allowed much more to be done, you couldn't see it because there wasn't flashy and shiny graphics that companies whore out now. V.A.T.S. wasn't fun to use but was good, but because that was the only real way to play the game.


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The bad:

    * Fighting in most situations without the V.A.T.S. system can be tedious.
    * Some collision detection issues
    * Pip-Boy 3000 screen could be a little bigger.
    * The game eventually ends.
People whining over details that I don't think I have even noticed? The screens to small? Of course its too small it supposed to look like that? It ends? Well duh it has an actual plot beginning, rising action, climax, and conclusion.
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The ugly:

    * The Bloody Mess perk. The results are both bloody, and messy.
It gives you a bonus,(to crit. chance I think) why the hell did they give it a bonus!?!


The problem with reviews is I have my own taste in games. Now I still liked F3 But it isn't anywhere in league with the first two games at all. Honestly if they would just make a game using something "outdated" , like the old infinity engine, today it would blow every single game today out of the water. Look at Dwarf Fortress, it's running off of a rouge-like, and is far more detailed then any of Bethesda's games. I still hold out n this dream after Capcom released Megaman 9.





Planescape: Torment is better then all of them though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 13, 2009, 04:14:41 pm
You didn't read my post.

I didn't compare Brotherhood of Steel to Fallout 3.  I compared Brotherhood of Steel, Fallout 3 and Tactics to Fallout 1 and 2.

I also said I didn't play the game.  I do however know what is in the game (as well as reading most of the script and dialog).  I said that both games have stats, perks and skills, I merely compared what Beth did vs Black Isle.  Beth took a more lenient, casual gamer style by taking out the negative effects, giving perks every level, implementing many stat and skill boosting items and a general "don't worry about it too much" feel.  They changed it to a "play as you go" kind of game vs a "plan your stats, skills and perks wisely because you will be stuck with them (mostly)" kind of game.  Beth changing the game mechanics to make it "more accessible" is not my gripe.  My problem is with the so called "well written script", which is hogwash and the lack of major or meaningful consequences to your actions.  

i never said it was revolutionary.  I said that it was a great game and that it was one of my favourite games ever.

You don't have to give me a review.  I have seen the general consensus.  I believe the majority of them a knob slobbers who don't know a good game from a bad one when they see it and most likely haven't played a good to great game in a while or ever (of course that is my opinion).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on March 14, 2009, 12:45:12 am
PERSONA 4 CAME OUT HERE TODAY

GUESS WHAT, I THINK THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS EVER HAPPENED OVER HERE: THEY KEPT THE FUCKING 60HZ SPEED AND NOT THE SLOWED DOWN SHIT WE GOT FOR THE PAL VERSION OF P3

FUCK YES
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 14, 2009, 03:17:35 am
Was that sarcastic or did you really not know of the original games?  It is true that they were not very well advertised…even I randomly came across Fallout 1 when I went to the store looking for a game to buy, way back in ’97.  I didn’t see it on TV or hear about it anywhere…just by chance but that shouldn’t be held against anyone.  Some of the best products are the ones that don’t need to be advertised. 
Septerra Core is a game I have been wanting to play for a while actually…have you played that one?
I was actually serious.  3 was the first I'd heard of the series.  I'm jumping in fresh here.  My stance is that FO3 is a fun game.  I've put 27 hours into my current game, and still have at least 1/2 of the quests undiscovered.  It's fun to play, it has its charm, and I dare to call it a good game.

I'm not arguing whether FO1 or 2 is better or worse.  What I'm saying is just because you feel FO3 doesn't stack up to FO2, that doesn't make it a bad game.

Also, I'm not saying this game is without its faults.  Not comparing it to its predecessors, I can point out several stand alone problems.

1. The voice acting is hammed up and pretty awful at parts.  Better than some games, but a lot of times it could use some work.

2. I've always hated the save functionality of Bethesda games.  The autosave and overwrite features are sloppy, and I prefer save functions with more organization.

3. The game is buggy as hell.  Clipping issues, physics malfunctions, graphical errors, and game freezes happen a lot.  The result is you wind up having to save plenty to avoid losing play time to lock ups.  It's seriously bad.  Hell, when I started up the Anchorage DLC there were trees floating in the Alaskan sky.

4. The main questline is the least interesting of all the questlines you can do.  Maybe it picks up soon, but so far the only part that I was even remotely entertained by was the Tranquility Lane segment.  Helping Moira with her wasteland guide on the other hand, was fun, humorous, and paced well enough that it wasn't boring to me.

5. I wish there were more songs for the GNR station.  The old timey tunes are nice and set a good tone for the game, but there's only 5 or 6 of them altogether.


Anyways, to answer your question, I own Septerra Core, but due to computers dying on me long ago I never got very far into it.  Seemed to be a really good RPG from what I played of it.

I should dig up the disc when I'm bored and give it a try again one of these days.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 16, 2009, 08:40:59 am
Quote from: FouCapitan
I was actually serious.  3 was the first I'd heard of the series.  I'm jumping in fresh here.  My stance is that FO3 is a fun game.  I've put 27 hours into my current game, and still have at least 1/2 of the quests undiscovered.  It's fun to play, it has its charm, and I dare to call it a good game.

I don't think I ever said it was a bad game, just a bad Fallout game.  The worst I called it was medicore.  If I do play it, I am sure I will put in as many hours as I did with Oblivion and Morrowind (probably about 30-40 hours).  Since you started with 3, it will be hard to try and see 1&2 the way I do...the same way it is hard for my brother to see Trigger how I do when he started with Cross.  And how it will be hard for me to try and watch Star Trek:TOS after starting with TNG..etc.  Such is life.

If there is anything I hate or dislike, it is Bethesda's corporate culture, general attitude towards game making.

Quote from: FouCapitan
I'm not arguing whether FO1 or 2 is better or worse.  What I'm saying is just because you feel FO3 doesn't stack up to FO2, that doesn't make it a bad game.

Again, I don't recall saying it was a bad game, just a Fallout game that is subpar compared to its predecessors.  I glazed over my previous comments to be sure and I didn't see any mentioning of a bad game.  Take the Fallout out of the game and I have little complaint...keep it in, I automatically compare to the originals and I huff and puff.

The hardest part for me is that the Fallout 3 that I wanted [code named: Van Buren]...almost came to be...almost...
If you are interested to see what Fallout 3 was originally going to be (circa 2003-2004): http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Van_Buren

Quote from: FouCapitan
Also, I'm not saying this game is without its faults.  Not comparing it to its predecessors, I can point out several stand alone problems.

1. The voice acting is hammed up and pretty awful at parts.  Better than some games, but a lot of times it could use some work.

2. I've always hated the save functionality of Bethesda games.  The autosave and overwrite features are sloppy, and I prefer save functions with more organization.

3. The game is buggy as hell.  Clipping issues, physics malfunctions, graphical errors, and game freezes happen a lot.  The result is you wind up having to save plenty to avoid losing play time to lock ups.  It's seriously bad.  Hell, when I started up the Anchorage DLC there were trees floating in the Alaskan sky.

4. The main questline is the least interesting of all the questlines you can do.  Maybe it picks up soon, but so far the only part that I was even remotely entertained by was the Tranquility Lane segment.  Helping Moira with her wasteland guide on the other hand, was fun, humorous, and paced well enough that it wasn't boring to me.

5. I wish there were more songs for the GNR station.  The old timey tunes are nice and set a good tone for the game, but there's only 5 or 6 of them altogether.

Most of those seem to be the same issues with their other games.  Add poor animations to that list...
But to be fair, complaint #3 was a major issue with Fallout 1 & 2.  So much so that there is someone still correcting bugs for Fallout 2!  I think his count was over 800 or so :/  A bug free product was not their strong point...but to their credit, I never came across a game-ending bug...*cough*unlike Beth's Fallout3*cough* heh heh.

Well, it's a good thing I got riled up with this...I came to the conclusion that my view on the situation was stronger than it should be...as in "raping the series" is too strong a phrase...and that "a series injustice" fits better.

and holy crap I just realized I never played Baldur's Gate 2...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 16, 2009, 08:50:49 am
Most of those seem to be the same issues with their other games.  Add poor animations to that list...

I must say the animations aren't that bad.  There are a few glitchy times, such as talking to someone leaning on a counter, they turn to face you but are stuck in the leaning position, now away from the counter, as they talk.  Other than that it's much improved over their previous titles, especially with death animations.  The stiff rag doll physics that Oblivion had aren't as evident.

and holy crap I just realized I never played Baldur's Gate 2...

Dark Alliance? I played through that one a few years back.  It was enjoyable, but I could definitely tell it wasn't meant to be the first title in that series to jump into.  Still pretty fun, but not too challenging.  I cleared through it in about a week.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 16, 2009, 10:00:52 am
Dark Alliance? I played through that one a few years back.  It was enjoyable, but I could definitely tell it wasn't meant to be the first title in that series to jump into.  Still pretty fun, but not too challenging.  I cleared through it in about a week.

No no, I didn't mean the DA series..never played those...I meant the original BG series for the computer...kind of like the original Fallouts...but more fantasy DnD style than post-apoc. (made by the same developer though).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 16, 2009, 01:26:33 pm
NO! Trust me placidchap you need more Planescape not BG2. BG2 was as good to me as the original was, although for many people it was the other way around. BG2 just had a pacing problem that was very crippling, like the games you spent so long ranting against. It has the same throw you in and watch you struggle, gameplay that the Elderscrolls games do.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 16, 2009, 04:24:33 pm
I may or may not get around to it, just as I may or may not get around to FO3...and xenogears...bleh getting old sucks, at least in terms of available video games hours...

...How noticeably quite you have been Boo, you rabble-rouser.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zephira on March 17, 2009, 12:47:30 am
Just got the Game Informer magazine in the mail today. There's a list of the top 10 video game shadow-selves, and Lynx in Chrono Cross got 8th place.
Quote from: Game Informer Magazine, page 10
8 - Chrono Cross
In a strange twist of storytelling brilliance, the classic RPG establishes the villanous nemesis of Lynx, then promptly sense main character Serge into a mind/body exchange with the cat-like man. With your own friends aligned against you, you must travel in the body of your greatest enemy, gathering power and new allies to confront Lynx, who waits in the guise of your former self.

Congratulations, Lynx!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: teaflower on March 17, 2009, 09:17:26 am
Yay, Lynx!

Lately, I've been meaning to play Duck Hunt again. Just so that I don't go out, steal a rifle, and kill my whole family with it (JUST KIDDING). I haven't yet because I need to set up the TV and probably the NES, and the whole damn thing is just plain OLD...

But I would love to shoot ducks again.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 17, 2009, 09:37:39 am
Yay, Lynx!

Lately, I've been meaning to play Duck Hunt again. Just so that I don't go out, steal a rifle, and kill my whole family with it (JUST KIDDING). I haven't yet because I need to set up the TV and probably the NES, and the whole damn thing is just plain OLD...

But I would love to shoot ducks again.
Avoid playing any light gun games on a flat screen TV.  They don't work right with them from what I've heard.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: teaflower on March 17, 2009, 09:39:42 am
Thankfully, we don't have any flat screens in the house. And if we did, we wouldn't have it in my room.

Can't wait to get home... need to shoot up some ducks!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 17, 2009, 09:41:28 am
Good luck, and just so you know, punching the television screen will not faze the dog...  I know this...

Damn dog.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: teaflower on March 17, 2009, 09:52:51 am
Good luck, and just so you know, punching the television screen will not faze the dog...  I know this...

Damn dog.
I much prefer shooting the damn thing. I'm out of ammo anyways, so...

Damn dog.

I've also been trying to play Find a Good Publisher for your Novel but it's not going too great. Not finding much. It's all... complicated...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on March 17, 2009, 10:39:44 am
I've also been trying to play Find a Good Publisher for your Novel but it's not going too great. Not finding much. It's all... complicated...
HAH. Told you it was aa good idea.
I've been playing Star Ocean 3, and Dragon Quest IV.
I've also been playing CT again to prepare for Crimson Echoes.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: idioticidioms on March 17, 2009, 08:56:19 pm
I've been playing Dragon Quest VI and dealing with the halfassed translation done by dejap. Yeah, it's playable, as they say, but I don't play RPG's just to play through them, I play through them for the story and it's completely destroyed the story. And nobody else seems to be working on a translation for it. Lazy fucking people.

I'm mostly pissed at Dejap. Why start something and then not finish it? especially when you've finished translations for many other games? Why just leave people hanging with a 'good enough' and say you're not going to do any more with it? Pure fucking bullshit.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on March 17, 2009, 09:27:04 pm
That's the same thing with Fire Emblem - Genealogy of the Holy War for me. Great game, yet it's not 100% translated. I know there was another group who continued Dejap's work, but even that was still left incomplete.

Such a waste.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Magnificant Marcus on March 19, 2009, 05:35:15 pm
Currently, i've been playing...
Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest V, and Call of Duty 4.

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 20, 2009, 01:09:17 am
Final Fantasy XII is beginning to get frustrating...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on March 20, 2009, 02:41:53 am
Playing Left 4 Dead on PC. Such a good game...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 20, 2009, 05:25:26 am
Playing Left 4 Dead on PC. Such a good game...

I need to get it on Steam now that I have a PC that will actually play it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on March 20, 2009, 08:08:40 am
Final Fantasy XII is beginning to get frustrating...

How so?  I've been playing for about 33 hours and so far it has not become frustrating...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 20, 2009, 08:44:06 am
I'm just not enjoying the battle system. It's was kind of cool at first, but I'm not enjoying the mmo feel to it. Plus I'm not really enjoying the story either I just find it kind of disappointing I will prolly just end up quitting it and playing FF6. Another final fantasy that I just can't get into. I don't know why considering how popular it is.

I'm wanting to play something new. Any recommendations from anyone? Preferably something for 360 or something I can emulate. (PS2, GC, PSX, whatever)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on March 20, 2009, 11:54:48 am
Hmm... Star Ocean 3?
Dragon Quest VII? (Unless you're terrible at RPG's and hate grinding.)
The Legend of Zelda: <Insert Title here>?

Where are you in Final Fantasy VI? I loved it up until a point, and after that point, I loved it like, 5X more.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 20, 2009, 12:45:51 pm
I've never played FFVI over an hour I just can't get into it. I've tried to force myself to like it too. I just can't.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 20, 2009, 01:53:11 pm
I've never played FFVI over an hour I just can't get into it. I've tried to force myself to like it too. I just can't.

I know what you mean.  Personally I, IV, and VIII were the only ones I could ever really get into.

Almost done with everything in Fallout 3, logging in about 60 hours.  All that's left is finding 7 bobbleheads and completing the main story for the achievement whoring satisfaction, then I'll be done until The Pitt comes out.

I think I'll finish Lost Odessey or Blue Dragon next.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on March 21, 2009, 12:33:10 am
Persona 3 if you're cool with PS2 emulation.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Uboa on March 21, 2009, 05:44:33 am
Am I the only one for whom this evokes a (literal) Pavlovian response?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfq7tH0kkTo&feature=rec-exp_fresh+div

Cave story should be out for WiiWare next month, and I hope the patch in that video is part of the downloadable content.


Edit:  Originally wrote 'invokes' instead of 'evokes', which I guess implied that the video was performing some kind of spooky rite to bring forth saliva.  I blame being at work at 4 am.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 21, 2009, 09:11:00 am
Persona 3 if you're cool with PS2 emulation.

Will I be able to understand and follow it? I haven't played any previous entry.

I think I'm gonna start on the Metal Gear series  if I can find out if disc 2 of MGS 3 Subsistence works it has MGS 1 and 2 on it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on March 21, 2009, 01:22:45 pm
Persona 3 if you're cool with PS2 emulation.

Will I be able to understand and follow it? I haven't played any previous entry.

Yeah, each one is unconnected 'cept for the occasional reference or easter egg. 3 can be played standalone.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 21, 2009, 01:43:21 pm
Persona 3 if you're cool with PS2 emulation.

Will I be able to understand and follow it? I haven't played any previous entry.

Yeah, each one is unconnected 'cept for the occasional reference or easter egg. 3 can be played standalone.

Sweet I'll definitely give it a try. Is 3 better than 4?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 22, 2009, 05:11:46 am
Finally done with Fallout 3 (At least until The Pitt comes out this week)

Final thoughts on this game.  It was good, but I'd say it barely edges an 8/10 score.  Going into it trying to get all the achievements in one run (doing save manipulations for the lvl 8/14/20 karma ones) took up a long time, and frankly the world it's set in was done wonderfully.  The major drawbacks are the ones I mentioned before (Updates seem to clear some of the bugs, but glitches still plague the game) and the fact that the main storyline is way too damn short.

Most of my playtime was spent doing the major sidequests (the ones that give you achievements) and scouring around for the bobbleheads.  A few were boring, a few were way too easy, but for the most part they were very fun overall.  I personally recommend doing Reilly's Rangers for a long intense action quest, and Oasis for a heavy interesting story quest.  Others range from the unremarkable (such as Agatha's Song, although I do enjoy the lovely violin music over the radio now) to the annoying collection quests (Nuka Cola Challenge ugh) to the extremely long (Wasteland Survival Guide).  But overall they created a nice world setting and were fun to do.

The main quest however, deserved more to it.  It wasn't bad, but it wasn't enough.  The sidequests wound up overshadowing it.  In any other RPG you'd have sidequests to bide your time and entertain you, and the main questline to hover over you as a looming long running challenge, standing on its own as the meat and potatoes of the game.  However, half the main quest segments are simply "go here" quests.  First character I started I actually wound up skipping 2 segments of it just because I accidentally figured out where to go for a latter segment.  Come to find out you can actually skip more than half the main storyline if you know where to go!

As for how good the main quests are in this game, let's just say that one titled "Tranquility Lane" and the last two segments in the entire chain are the only ones that really stood out for me.  By the time the main story gets really interesting, it's over.

Overall, a fun game, but left me wanting a bit more.


Now on to the next game.  I'll let the next person who replies decide the path I take.

Shall I...

...Finish my achievements and "perfect Sheperd" in Mass Effect?

...Pick up Blue Dragon and see it through to the end?

...Finish up Lost Odyssey?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on March 22, 2009, 02:09:23 pm
Lost Odyssey - is that game any good? Since you stopped playing it midway through I'd assume not. I've heard mixed things about it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 22, 2009, 02:13:31 pm
I enjoyed Lost Odyssey better than BD and ME.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 22, 2009, 04:49:39 pm
Lost Odyssey - is that game any good? Since you stopped playing it midway through I'd assume not. I've heard mixed things about it.
I think it's wonderful.  I stopped playing halfway through because I'm a crazy 100%ist, who got to a point where many different skills became available to train.  So the last time I had the game picked up I had spent literally a few days power levelling skills in the same area.  I got a bit tired of doing that, so I moved on to playing a few other games for a while.

That said, I'll be picking it back up now!

Edit:  One thing to note, my habit of playing RPGs like that tends to make most fights too damn easy, but Lost Odyssey's boss fights are among the most challenging I've ever seen, in a good way too.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 22, 2009, 05:10:12 pm
Lost Odyssey - is that game any good? Since you stopped playing it midway through I'd assume not. I've heard mixed things about it.

I take break from excellent games a lot. Things come up.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 23, 2009, 06:25:40 am
Spoilers for anyone who has yet to play Lost Odyssey but...

The music for the first battle with Gongora at the end of Disc 2 is fucking awesome.

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Magus22 on March 24, 2009, 01:20:11 am
I just recently finished another playthrough of Chrono Cross (because of the DS re-release of CT) and I need some help picking out another game.

The story of CC is simply compelling and outstanding, and I can't seem to pick up on a next gen game for my PS3 at the moment. Every time I play an RPG as good as that, I feel incomplete afterwards - almost like I am missing something when it is only in my head. I guess after all the gameplay and cutscenes of CC, I just always expected more at the end. But I need to get my mind off it and focus on other things... (the CTDS:U translations and Compendium discussions are keeping me sane!)

My PS3 cache contains about 10 games, but I still have PS1/PS2 RPGs I have yet to play.

The following list are the games I currently own that I have NEVER played/have yet to play (currently collecting dust on -the shelf):

-FFVII (7)
-FFVIII (8 )
-FFIX (9)
-FFXII (12)
-FFIV (4)
-FF Origins (1 & 2)
-FF Anthology (5 & 6)
-Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
-MGS3 and MGS4
-Star Wars The Force Unleashed
-Valkyria Chronicles

As you can see, I am very behind with the Final Fantasy series, and I have only played X (10) and X-2 (10-2) a couple years ago. I simply have never gotten to them, and just recently discovered them (only about 5 years ago. I have never seen Advent Children either... (Zeality is going to kill me), but I am asking honestly, after just finished an awesome game yet again (CC), what game should I jump into next from that list? Should I go back a "couple generations", or keep up with the times now with PS3 games?


EDIT: Grammar...  :picardno
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on March 24, 2009, 01:41:50 am
Well, I only know of the Final Fantasies and KH, so I would recommend one of them. And to get more specific, either IV or VI.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on March 24, 2009, 02:07:35 am
but I am asking honestly, after just finished an awesome game yet again (CC), what game should I jump into next from that list? Should I go back a "couple generations", or keep up with the times now with PS3 games?

Play Final Fantasy VI, but by emulator, not the shitty PSX Anthology one. That version has unbelievable lag times, especially when opening the menu (lags for like 5 seconds or so each time!) which becomes unbearable about ten minutes into the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 24, 2009, 02:30:33 am
Star Wars:  TFU and the two KH titles would be quicker playthroughs than the others, and less likely to bore you in the long run if you're looking to knock out a fun title quickly.

Of the FF games, IV and VIII were my favorites, so I really recommend either of those.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Magus22 on March 24, 2009, 02:41:12 am
Awesome.

HUGE thanks for the quick feedback Acacia, Eric, and FouCapitan!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 24, 2009, 02:46:43 am
I just recently finished another playthrough of Chrono Cross (because of the DS re-release of CT) and I need some help picking out another game.

The story of CC is simply compelling and outstanding, and I can't seem to pick up on a next gen game for my PS3 at the moment. Every time I play an RPG as good as that, I feel incomplete afterwards - almost like I am missing something when it is only in my head. I guess after all the gameplay and cutscenes of CC, I just always expected more at the end. But I need to get my mind off it and focus on other things... (the CTDS:U translations and Compendium discussions are keeping me sane!)

My PS3 cache contains about 10 games, but I still have PS1/PS2 RPGs I have yet to play.

The following list are the games I currently own that I have NEVER played/have yet to play (currently collecting dust on -the shelf):

-FFVII (7)
-FFVIII (8 )
-FFIX (9)
-FFXII (12)
-FFIV (4)
-FF Origins (1 & 2)
-FF Anthology (5 & 6)
-Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
-MGS3 and MGS4
-Star Wars The Force Unleashed
-Valkyria Chronicles

As you can see, I am very behind with the Final Fantasy series, and I have only played X (10) and X-2 (10-2) a couple years ago. I simply have never gotten to them, and just recently discovered them (only about 5 years ago. I have never seen Advent Children either... (Zeality is going to kill me), but I am asking honestly, after just finished an awesome game yet again (CC), what game should I jump into next from that list? Should I go back a "couple generations", or keep up with the times now with PS3 games?


EDIT: Grammar...  :picardno

I'd go with any of those, but I'd prolly pick MGS4 if I had a PS3.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on March 24, 2009, 03:00:46 am
So I might go buy SO4 later this week. I've gotta ask though:

Without spoiling anything for me, can anyone tell me if you finally actually get to fly your spaceship around in the game between planets? God it would piss me off so bad if the form of planet travel that was so hyped up for so long turned out to be a simple point-and-click thing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 24, 2009, 11:00:17 am
Well just got the new Fallout 3 DLC "The Pitt"

Very interesting sea of glitches I'm swimming in right now.  Suffice to say, something got FUBAR'd in the initial release.

What isn't completely unplayable seems enjoyable so far though.   :lol:

Edit:  Having managed to get through the various bugs and get one achievement for it, I'm now ranked #2 worldwide on MGC for score on Fallout 3.  Whoo hoo!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on March 24, 2009, 11:39:43 am
Persona 3 if you're cool with PS2 emulation.

Will I be able to understand and follow it? I haven't played any previous entry.

Yeah, each one is unconnected 'cept for the occasional reference or easter egg. 3 can be played standalone.

Sweet I'll definitely give it a try. Is 3 better than 4?

Arguably. Most say 3's better, probably because it's longer than 4. Make sure to try Persona 3 FES though, as it's the expanded version (a few extra social links, building relationships doesn't take as long, exams require less studying, alternate costumes, and a 30+ hour playable epilogue that provides some answers to the ending).

4 I have to finish, but so far I'm finding it just as good, although 3's plot was certainly more gripping for me.

Oh, and if you want the main character's 'official' name (it's semi-official really since the manga adaptation named him), it's 'Minato Arisato'.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 26, 2009, 09:47:10 pm
Just wrapped up FO3s second DLC "The Pitt".  This one was pretty damn good.  Had a bit of a hiccup with the bad version XBL started with, but it was fixed yesterday and I spent most of the night and this morning on it.

Starting with the visuals of the new area, they were fantastic, as Bethesda was known for.  Seems it trades out the sepia tones of the main game with fiery orange tones for this industrial hellhole.  The environment was much better than the main game as well, giving you a large new area to explore very thoroughly, and I mean very.  Climbing towers, jumping from rail cars, crossing large pipes at fatally high altitudes, you name it.

This also brings up another complaint about the game though, the jumping physics.  Seems if your are near a wall or walking downhill or even walking a bit uphill you CANNOT jump right!  In a quest where being able to jump around to dangerous platforms is a required skill, you'll likely find yourself doing as I did and saving the game before each potentially fatal leap.  It's really hard to describe how bad the jumps are in this game, it's just incredibly stingy and slippery.  Most of the time if you try and land on a small ledge you'll take a gigantic step forward while landing, often leading to death.  Very annoying mechanics at work there.

On to section two of my final thoughts, the enemies.  The only new enemies are the Trogs really, and they didn't really seem that remarkable to me.  They pretty much seemed like Feral Ghouls walking on all fours with potbellies.  Ugly things, really.  One thing that can be said for them though, is they are sneaky as hell.  One second I'm picking up ingots the next some psychotic naked mutant man is trying to claw the back of my head off, and you never hear them coming.  Other than that, standard human enemies.  I was really hoping for more new creatures to fight too.

Section three, the quests.  There's really only three main quest parts for the expansion, and one side quest.  Quest one: go to the Pitt (Easy), Quest two: work and fight in the Pitt (Fun an Easy), Quest three: Pick a side (Most interesting part), Side quest: hunt for metal (Actually fun).  There's a few branching options for the first two main quests, like whether you're going to sneak in disguised or just barge in guns blazing, but like most of the core game's quests these options lead back to the same concusion, you get inside and lose all of your gear temporarily.  The final quest is the most interesting, as you choose which group you help, the slave laborers, or the raider overseers, and I have to say that this part of the quest really is as advertised.  Things aren't exactly what they seem and there's definitely a lot of ambiguity over which side of the conflict is good or bad.  On that note, well done Bethesda.

For the side quest, it's pretty much a standard collect items fare, but unlike that Goddamn Nuka-Cola quest from the main game this one is actually fun and can be completed in about an hour if you're lucky.  This is where most of the jumping and exploring I mentioned earlier comes into play, and I was surprised at how nice it was to do this quest.  The rewards for getting all 100 items are fairly nice too, with nothing too game breakingly awesome, but good too have nonetheless.

So all in all I enjoyed this one, despite the glitched version XBL first had available.


Now, back to Lost Odyssey!!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on March 27, 2009, 12:18:58 am
Okay, so I found what I hate more than the structure of GotHW's chapter maps, and it's Manfloy, after finishing with the First Generation.

And I'm sure I have yet to see the worst.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on March 27, 2009, 12:38:42 am
And I'm back to FFVII! Restarting the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: teaflower on March 27, 2009, 03:53:27 pm
And I'm back to FFVII! Restarting the game.
Name Aeris 'Sephiroth'.

LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 28, 2009, 12:31:24 am
And I'm back to FFVII! Restarting the game.
Name Aeris 'Sephiroth'.

LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF.

Sounds almost as fun as naming everyone in CT Lavos.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 29, 2009, 05:38:51 am
Pardon the double post, but got some early development news on Mass Effect 2.

Some video footage, hooray!  Seems they're going deeper into the civilized colonies in this one, and it's looking good so far.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57916

Anyone else here a fan of the first game?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 29, 2009, 12:24:44 pm
Just beat CTDS for the second time in less than a month.  My sister thinks I'm crazy.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on March 29, 2009, 03:36:38 pm
I did it Three times in a Month.
Yes, I did.
And I beat Mother 3 twice in a month, too.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zephira on March 29, 2009, 03:39:55 pm
But was it on new game plus or just a regular game? If you're going by regular games, I did it twice. New Game+... I lost count.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 29, 2009, 11:57:04 pm
One was normal one was new game+.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on March 30, 2009, 03:05:34 pm
XBOX 360 or PS3? I will decide today for sure.

So far, I think the pros of the XBOX 360 beat out the PS3 pros. The Blueray is a nice selling point, but the lack of many games that I love, including rpgs, on the PS3 right now is a major turn-off. I know it won't be that way in the future, but I am impatient.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on March 30, 2009, 06:53:43 pm
I have no complaints with my 360. Xbox Live is the only thing that keeps me gaming anymore.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on March 30, 2009, 10:26:54 pm
Bought the 360. I'm excited. Got a bunch of games too, including Star Ocean 4. We'll see how that one turns out. I've been craving a decent RPG lately, and my expectations are high, so I hope it doesn't let me down.

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 31, 2009, 03:37:00 am
Bought the 360. I'm excited. Got a bunch of games too, including Star Ocean 4. We'll see how that one turns out. I've been craving a decent RPG lately, and my expectations are high, so I hope it doesn't let me down.


360 RPGs to try.

1.  Lost Odyssey.
2.  Blue Dragon.
3.  Enchanted Arms.
4.  Tales of Vesperia.

Also Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Mass Effect if you want some roleplaying games with a western flare to them.

You on XBL Eric (Or anyone else for that matter)?  Feel free to send a friend invite.  My name here is my name there.

Welcome tot he X-Party!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 31, 2009, 03:50:45 am
I just can't get in to Lost Odyssey myself, I highly recommend both Eternal Sonata and Mass Effect.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 31, 2009, 03:56:40 am
I just can't get in to Lost Odyssey myself, I highly recommend both Eternal Sonata and Mass Effect.

I'd say Odyssey is the greatest RPG I've played in years, but to each their own.  Wanted to give Sonata a try though.  Played the demo, and the battle system seems good, but just curious about how the story is.

Also FINALLY another Mass Effect fan!  *High fives*
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on March 31, 2009, 04:05:49 am
I got both Mass Effect and Lost Odyssey a week ago, LO just has a such a slow start. I think the main story in Mass Effect is a little lacking, but the game play and side-quests and exploring features are so well done it more then compensates.


I did get to thinking that they need to make a Star Trek game and it should definitely use the Mass Effect system, or something similar.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on March 31, 2009, 04:09:51 am
I agree about LO's slow start, but trust me, by the time you're done with the third disc you should feel it was well worth the journey.  (Still working on the fourth)

I felt the characters were the biggest attraction to Mass Effect.  Just the personalities they all have, including the variable personality of Shepard, were all done so well you actually connect with them all.  Wrex is easily my favorite of the bunch.

Dammit this conversation makes me wanna take another break from LO and pick up ME again.   :(
Title: Is anyone else addicted to MadWorld?
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 02, 2009, 01:31:23 pm
So I just picked up a copy of MadWorld two days ago, cause I'm lazy and don't like release dates and whatnot. But I'm hooked.

HOOKED.


And yeah, it's basically Sin City the Game. And it's AWESHUM.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on April 09, 2009, 06:42:22 am
I just got Mass Effect and Fallout3 for pc...
I like Fallout3 better but Mass Effect is not that bad it just take too long to talk to everyone and stuff.
When in fallout is all about killing guys and monsters to level up.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on April 09, 2009, 08:34:24 am
I like Fallout3 better but Mass Effect is not that bad it just take too long to talk to everyone and stuff.
When in fallout is all about killing guys and monsters to level up.

...............     .           .       ...............      .          .
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......              .           .       .                    .  . 
.                   .           .       .                    .    .
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.                    ...........        ...............      .           . 

Go play Halo.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on April 09, 2009, 01:02:17 pm
That seemed a bit overboard and even fanboyish there, placidchap...And you can't level up in Halo, silly!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on April 09, 2009, 01:44:14 pm
I felt overboard at the time.  It wasn't really directed at the two games he mentioned, just the general tone of "lol tew much tawkin, warez mai hed sh0t!>>!?  pewpew"
Not sure how fanboyish works into there though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on April 09, 2009, 01:56:52 pm
Yeah, me either I guess...just that sort of overly defensive, knee-jerk attitude I associate with them, maybe...I haven't played either game, but it didn't seem like he was saying anything blasphemous, really...For all I know Mass Effect IS a snooze-fest...and I recall killing plenty & loving it in the previous Fallout games (I kill you and sell your items, bitch!)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on April 09, 2009, 02:01:18 pm
Yea, I haven't played either, so I don't know about the games directly...it was just the general tone of the post.  Something I feel that the average gamer tends to lean towards...which then leads to the companies wanting to push more and more games that are "all about killing guys and monsters " and staying away from those games that "just take too long to talk to everyone and stuff".

And I am not going to get into Fallout...other than there was plenty of talking in that game right along side the plenti'o killin'.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on April 09, 2009, 05:54:35 pm
I actually find the excessive dialogue options to be one of Mass Effect's strong points.  The voice acting is by far one of the greatest I've heard in any video game to date.

Also the sheer level of customization for the characters.  It's one of my favorite (if not my absolute favorite) 360 games to date.

Very much looking forward to MA2, although the teaser trailer doesn't bode well for Shepard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSXBaTV_dQs
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on April 17, 2009, 10:37:12 am
After logging many hours into it, I'm finally finished with Mass Effect (at least until 2010)

All I can say is having a Soldier Shock Trooper in that game makes you damn near invincible, even on insanity.  While it's fun to be able to soak up damage like a sponge, it lacks the biotic skill fun.  I'll prolly experiment with other possible character builds, but for now it's time for a break from this one.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on April 17, 2009, 11:42:40 pm
So I need a ps3 on the cheap... I hate my life.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shee on April 20, 2009, 03:27:03 pm
Just picked up an old save of Ogre Battle 64 a few days ago.  I didn't realize I was a couple missions away from bringing in some serious beast talents.  The army is suuuuuuuuuurious now.  Forgot how fun the game is, although actually knowing about the existence of Chaos Frame makes it stressing at times, if you want it high.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on April 20, 2009, 03:31:39 pm
Star Ocean 4: DONE

Should I play Lost Odyssey or Mass Effect next?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: teaflower on April 20, 2009, 03:53:25 pm
Uh... Odyssey. I've never played either of them, so...

I really wish I could figure out my damn TV. I want to play Duck Hunt soooooo bad... ugh.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on April 20, 2009, 06:51:19 pm
Star Ocean 4: DONE

Should I play Lost Odyssey or Mass Effect next?
Both are great, so I'd say an even toss up.

LO has the fantasy element with deep storyline, character backstory, etc.

ME is more of a sci-fi shooter with massive customization, deep story, great voice acting and just a taste of alien sex thrown in for good measure.

Uh... Odyssey. I've never played either of them, so...

I really wish I could figure out my damn TV. I want to play Duck Hunt soooooo bad... ugh.
What's the problem?  I know the old NES zappers don't work well on most newer TVs.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on April 20, 2009, 08:21:20 pm
Hmmm, Lost Odyssey seems more up my alley, since I've never been big on shooters. However, from what I hear Mass Effect sounds like a very unique RPG that would be a nice change of pace. I'm gonna beat all the post-game stuff in Star Ocean to get my money's worth and then decide which one to play. Right now I'm leaning towards Mass Effect since I'm in a sci-fi RPG mode right now. Alien sex just sweetens the deal.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on April 21, 2009, 02:23:05 am
I remember playing Mass Effect and loving it then just stopped playing it completely.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on April 21, 2009, 04:39:31 am
In other news a new Fallout game has been announced. Fallout New Vegas. http://kotaku.com/5219584/new-fallout-announced
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on April 21, 2009, 08:13:28 am
In other news a new Fallout game has been announced. Fallout New Vegas. http://kotaku.com/5219584/new-fallout-announced

Yea, that was quite unexpected.  I'd assume they want to focus on the next Elder Scrolls.

We shall see how Obsidian handles it or rather how Beth lets Obsidian handle it...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on April 21, 2009, 12:23:31 pm
Did anyone else see that?
Lego ROCK BAND?
What the...
Damn, Video Games are turning too weird for me...
I hope the same thing that happened to TV doesn't happen to video games...
Honestly, what's next??
Lego Final Fantasy!?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on April 21, 2009, 02:04:15 pm
That wouldn't surprise me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Thought on April 21, 2009, 02:12:22 pm
Nah, Lego Final Fantasy is too easy of a cross over. Lego Resident Evil would just be hilarious, and Lego Devil May Cry could work. Lego Zelda or Lego Metroid, though, might spark geek riots.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on April 21, 2009, 08:34:46 pm
Lego Mega Man would be teh shit. A lot of the oldschool 8-Bit sprites practically look like Legos already! Imagine a little yellow brick *pew pew* come out of his Buster! :lol:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on April 23, 2009, 01:25:41 am
New DLCs coming for Fallout 3 and Fable II next month, and all I really want is a DLC for Mass Effect...

*Sigh*   :?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Clovis15 on April 28, 2009, 09:58:10 pm
Recently Hino, the head of publishing for Level-5, was recorded in a press conference (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/03/layton-watch-cl) saying they that they are working on translating the second Professor Layton title - which they hope to get out in the US within the next six months - and that it is their desire to have all six Professor Layton games released in the US. Truly, this is glorious news indeed, as Professor Layton and the Curious Village is one of the greatest games I have ever played; in fact, if you haven't already played it yet, I command you to rush out to a store immediately and rectify that fact! Anyways, the second title in this series will be released under the now announced title of Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box! Now if we can just be assured that we will also eventually get the two upcoming Professor Layton animated films recently announced in Japan, both of which will be part of the official game universe cannon, then everything would truly be right with the world.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on April 28, 2009, 11:17:23 pm
I just got season two of Sam and Max, I have to say it is almost as awesome as Strong bad's cool game for attractive people. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Nexus on April 29, 2009, 12:12:36 am
New DLCs coming for Fallout 3 and Fable II next month, and all I really want is a DLC for Mass Effect...

*Sigh*   :?

Yep it is quite convient that two new DLCs are coming out for games I already finished. Well if it adds a couple more hours to the game I don't mind I just hope it is worth the money.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Clovis15 on April 29, 2009, 12:30:37 am
I LOVE STRONG BAD'S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on April 29, 2009, 01:55:14 am
I LOVE STRONG BAD'S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE!
Finally, someone else on here who has played it!   :D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on April 29, 2009, 03:37:56 am
I just got season two of Sam and Max, I have to say it is almost as awesome as Strong bad's cool game for attractive people. 

That's...just barely a video game discussion post, but I want to know how many seasons of Sam & Max there were.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on April 29, 2009, 06:00:20 pm
I just got season two of Sam and Max, I have to say it is almost as awesome as Strong bad's cool game for attractive people. 

That's...just barely a video game discussion post, but I want to know how many seasons of Sam & Max there were.
Just two.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on April 29, 2009, 09:04:54 pm
That's what I was afraid of...:'(
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Clovis15 on April 29, 2009, 09:31:39 pm
Actually, Sam & Max Season 2 - in this case - refers to a five episode 'season' of episodic short Graphic Adventure games that take roughly 5-6 hours to play each; not the TV show from the 90's.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on April 30, 2009, 01:22:54 am
I just finished Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and it  is definitely going on my favorites list. Adventure game wise it on top with Monkey Island and Dreamfall. DS wise I couldn't put it down at all, which is way more then I can say about a lot of other DS games. Over all, it had beautify rotoscope animations, as well as a well strung together mystery story(those are hard to do, and still be good), as well as very believable characters. It didn't challenge me a lot, save a few puzzles, but for some people that a plus.

It is 10/10 with extra praise to the character design.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on April 30, 2009, 06:05:12 pm
Actually, Sam & Max Season 2 - in this case - refers to a five episode 'season' of episodic short Graphic Adventure games that take roughly 5-6 hours to play each; not the TV show from the 90's.
We were talking about the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Clovis15 on May 01, 2009, 04:38:00 pm
But didn't they say they were making a season 3 on their website?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: nightmare975 on May 03, 2009, 05:48:30 am
Has anyone else played Prince of Persia, the newest one?

Got that was such a beautiful, yet sad game. I just beat it, and for once, I don't feel happy about beating a game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on May 03, 2009, 09:27:03 am
Breath of Fire 2 has one fancy-ass new retranslation (http://www.romhacking.net/trans/1391/). I started it up & just played to the first save point and am already pretty impressed by it. There's a few new features implemented among which I saw were a nice new title screen, an option for transparent windows, and overall it just seems like a cleaner, more well put together product than any Capcom has thought to give us so far. I'd definitely recommend this version over either previous SNES or the GBA versions.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on May 04, 2009, 08:38:48 pm
So have any of you played Infinite Undiscovery? I hadn't even heard of it until I stumbled across a forum of people discussing Star Ocean and apparently Infinite Undiscovery is also made by Tri-Ace and Square Enix. I take RPG reviews with a grain of salt. Much more valuable than reviews, in my opinion, is what other RPG players have to say about a game. So I'm interested in hearing if any of you have played this game and what you think about it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on May 05, 2009, 12:18:21 pm
I haven't played it, but I have played Tales of Vesperia, Lost Odyssey, and Blue Dragon. I would recommend all of them, but honestly the western rpgs are better. Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Oblivion. Give Fable 2 a rent, because you can beat it in one hardcore sitting.

Also wtf?  :fuk
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on May 08, 2009, 01:10:07 pm
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver got confirmed!

Translation of home page by DigitalJolteon (http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs43/f/2009/127/a/b/GS_reamke_confirmed_by_DigitalJolteon.jpg)

The games'll be shown on Sunday on Japan's "Pokémon Sunday". So we'll get our first look at the Johto remakes.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Zephira on May 08, 2009, 01:14:11 pm
Sweet! Silver was one of my favourite Pokemon games. Mainly because I got a shiny Celebi.
They said something about a new element. Is there anything new aside from Dark and Steel?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on May 08, 2009, 01:17:52 pm
They said something about a new element. Is there anything new aside from Dark and Steel?

Going by that sentence, I think it's implying by 'element' the features that were introduced in D/P/P; HG/SS will probably have the same up-to-date features as D/P/P, e.g. the phyiscal/special type split, the 2.5D style.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on May 08, 2009, 02:19:50 pm
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver got confirmed!

Translation of home page by DigitalJolteon (http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs43/f/2009/127/a/b/GS_reamke_confirmed_by_DigitalJolteon.jpg)

The games'll be shown on Sunday on Japan's "Pokémon Sunday". So we'll get our first look at the Johto remakes.
Is that a bad thing?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sebi_HxC on May 08, 2009, 02:26:52 pm
Hello!!!!!!!! I`m Sebi from Argentina, my inglish is pretty poor so i will do what i can xD         

The games that im`playing are: Persona4 ps2, its awesome, amazing soundtrack, amazing story line, very interesting, good playthrought is an exelent game!

Dead Space PC , its cool , but is always the same, not vary much

Sonic CD PC    this sonic the hedgeohg game is the best ever!! is and old school from sega at the 90` the baste game of sonic ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well that is all for now,    hugs and kisses for everyone !

Aguanten las Chrono Series!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^^    bye bye ^^
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on May 08, 2009, 02:31:34 pm
well that is all for now,    hugs and kisses for everyone !

See ya Boo.
 :1999
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on May 08, 2009, 02:39:20 pm
Is that a bad thing?

'Course not, "FUUUUUUUUUUCK" indicates my JOY. :grimm
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Jutty on May 08, 2009, 02:42:24 pm
I want to play a pokemon game again but I don't know anything past the original pokemon stuff.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sebi_HxC on May 08, 2009, 02:44:09 pm
well that is all for now,    hugs and kisses for everyone !

See ya Boo.
 :1999

My inglish is pretty poorr and yes, hug and kisses dude!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on May 19, 2009, 09:29:25 pm
Just bought Mass Effect after the numerous recommendations from fellow Compendiumites and others. About to pop it in. After the major let down that was Star Ocean 4 I hope this will satisfy my desire for an epic space RPG. The whole shooter aspect of it is a bit of a turn-off for me though, since I find shooting games to be entertaining at first but ultimately repetitive and boring. Of course the same could be said about traditional turn-based JRPG's I suppose. I guess I'll find out if I like it or not in a couple minutes.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on May 19, 2009, 11:37:54 pm
Along with Chrono(play everyday)

I've been madly addicted to my N64 lately.
Still touch my recently aqcuired Dreamcast(wanted that for 5 years and have had it now for about 2 months)
So anyways, games.

On N64 I've been playing me Banjo Tooie(need 72 jiggies for final battle!)and for the most part been messing around with replaying bosses and hanging out in one of my favorite worlds Witchyworld. Also, can't get enough of Kazooie and her lines. "Let's find more pages Banjo, I want to cheat." Rareware seems to make a joke out of every video game, but in a good way!

Bio FREAKS I find to be a pretty fun fighter although it might just be my cartridge but for some reason I can play and it stays on easy when I'm practicing. Then after LV 5 the difficulty scale goes from 1/10 to 7/10. Very hard, but I can still manage to find fun in the game.

Conker's Bad Fur Day. I didn't play this when it originally came out, but I always heard great things about it. Now it is one of my all time favorite games ever. I've played through the whole game more times than I can count already(2 weeks now)!Love the humor, I don't care if people find it inappropriate it never gets old that the Spongebob of gaming is spreading blood across the screen, cigar in mouth firing machine guns at foul mouthed poop monsters in order to get some beer, cash, and sexy women! Plus the multiplayer is great! Can't get enough of playing as the Tediz in Deathmatch or Beach! Not to mention how deep the game actually is(although you don't realize it until literally the very end of the game).

Picking up Radiata Stories lately on PS2 and replaying through that, fun experience, another of my top 10 favorite games. Generally(for those who know the game)I'm playing this time through Human Side(never cared much for Non-Human side even if it is morally right)with a team of Alicia, Miranda, and Sonata. Although I may recruit Kain, MAYBE. I dunno. Next time I'm gonna try for getting everyone on human side, even Nyx. I finally got Rocky this playthrough. By the time I got him though he was useless. That game really does deserve a sequel or something, i dunno what but something.

Last thing that pops to mind right now is for the Sega Dreamcast, Phantasy Star Online. Very fun, but stuck on the first boss. The enemies don't seem to regenerate that often and that's giving me problems. Specially since while a neat feature, it dies off in the future (as I'm learning the hard way)this game seems to be very strong with teamwork making things a world easier. Problem is, Dreamcast isn't a recent system anymore. No one's really gonna pay to play online when your chances of finding someone else on the same game, same time on an old system AND online is slim to none. So, I'm in a pickle with this.

Personally looking to get Marvel VS Capcom 2. Have a local arcade machine of it nearby and I've always been an addict to it, and being right near one doesn't help my situation. :P Can't find a Dreamcast copy and I don't have ebay so I'm gonna go with the store's super priced PS2 version(I have an arcade stick and game shark for PS2 anyways. And no, I only use gameshark after I've completed the task once without, just for testing out stuff). Power Stone also seems worth searching for.

Thinking about picking up a Megaman, anyone of them maybe. Play that again. Also some Street Fighter II'll be nice. Either that or Rocket Knight Adventures.

Eh, that's it for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on May 20, 2009, 12:08:41 am
You will NEVER find a cheap copy of Marvel vs Capcom 2, NEVER!!! That game is also one of the few games worth the price too.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FouCapitan on May 20, 2009, 12:17:08 am
You will NEVER find a cheap copy of Marvel vs Capcom 2, NEVER!!! That game is also one of the few games worth the price too.
I honestly can't remember what I payed for mine.  I think I got it at retail though, back a few months after release.

If I ever dust off my PS2 again...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on May 20, 2009, 12:22:10 am
Started at $50 bucks or so, I have seen it anywhere from $30-$80.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on May 20, 2009, 01:18:02 am
I want to play a pokemon game again but I don't know anything past the original pokemon stuff.

You could pick up Fire Red or Leaf Green to ease yourself into some of the newer concepts, maybe...

As for MvC2...If you've got a DC, it's freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on May 20, 2009, 01:41:30 am
As for MvC2...If you've got a DC, it's freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~!!
:picardno
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Clovis15 on May 24, 2009, 06:14:48 am
(http://th05.deviantart.com/fs43/150/f/2009/144/3/a/Recker_and_Psyme__Time_Adrift_by_Clovis15.png)
Recker & Psyme: Time Adrift (http://clovis15.deviantart.com/art/Recker-and-Psyme-Time-Adrift-123515627#)

This is my tribute to a game I played through recently, Sigma Star Saga. Unfortunately, far too many people never gave this very brilliant game a chance. It's a hybrid RPG/Adventure-Game/Space Shooter; no, seriously. The run around and exploration parts are like an adventure game where finding new tools unlock new areas, and earlier areas that were barred off; along the way you collect experience points, watch lengthy RPG style cutscenes, and engage in randomly occuring battles; however, those randomly occuring battles - as well as some key plot points - actually take the form of space shooter levels. The story both makes sense of all this in a logical way, but also happens to be very good as well. This was supposed to be a shot of Recker and Psyme talking in the crate that Zelly put them in on their way to Starbase 3, just before Psyme kisses Recker while he's in the middle of feeling sorry for himself about the fate of Sigma Squadron, but I think I got a little carried away with adding details to the crate to the point where it really doesn't look like a crate at all anymore.

This is the most complicated picture I've ever done, and it took way too long to make, but I am definitely happy with the final results. I find it funny that in Krill society the guys are basically given walking tank suits, but the girls apparently get the 'battle bikini' (but it gets +2 communication with the fleet, it seems). Anyways, don't ever expect anything quite this complicated from me again for a good long while.

 :kamina
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KOS-MOS on May 26, 2009, 01:17:48 am
I want to play a pokemon game again but I don't know anything past the original pokemon stuff.

I would say it is definitely worth it. I just purchased Pokemon Platinum and I am simply blown away by it considering my last game was Silver so many years ago. The core RPG aspects are just very addicting and its that type of game that is so engrossing and provides a real sense of accomplishment. It brought me back to the old days when all I played was Yellow and Silver.
Title: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
Post by: HadesKane on June 01, 2009, 08:57:26 pm
For those of you that are still willing to purchase Square Enix games, Final Fantasy IV: the After Years was released today on the Wii's virtual console (Wii Ware) for 800 Wii Points.

I was really, really looking forward to a return to retro gaming and a new story.  A bit like what a lot of people were looking forward to with CE I imagine.

I loaded up my Wii as soon as I got home today, added Wii points to my account and went right to download it.  Before confirming, it warned me there was bonus/optional content that would cost additional.  WTF?  So I look into it a bit further, and apparently there are about 7 character specific sidequests that will become available over the next few months each costing an additional 300 Wii Points, along with a final story costing another 800 Wii Points.

 :picardno

So, rather than releasing the entire game, and maybe bumping it up to about $15 or $20, they're luring you in with the appearance of an $8 sequel (that's already been completed and released in Japan... they've made their money off of it), but in order to actually play the entire game, you'll end up needing to shell out about $37 overall.

That is extremely, extremely cheap.

I can maybe understand a company like Bethesda releasing a game, then releasing add-on content later on as things are getting developed, although something like $5 for horse armor is a bit stupid, or $10 for a new single mission is a bit much.

But purposely not releasing the entire game so they can portion it out over time for more money with each release?

Again:   :picardno

So, despite my excitement, I'm leaving this bit of extortion alone.

I hope gamers begin to wisen up and begin to speak with their wallets, because I think this type of thing is quite simply wrong.  This is even worse than when they sold me a strategy guide that in order to get full usage out of, I have to register on their site and get the rest of the information that way!

For anyone looking forward to this game, I thought I might warn you that you are looking at nearly a $40 investment in order to play the whole thing.

I'm still a bit in disbelief... that much for an already released, already complete, 16-bit sequel to a game that came out almost 20 years ago.

Maybe those claiming that SE has turned into a soulless, evil corporation aren't too off the mark.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on June 01, 2009, 10:20:26 pm
It was a game for cell phones...Chapters were released over time for Japan too...It's steep, true that though...But I'd be willing enough for even a 16-bit sequel to one of the best FFs ever, which itself looked barely above 8-bit...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on June 01, 2009, 10:33:10 pm
Well, despite what he wrote, I will get it.

IV is the first FF I played (and among my first RPGs too), and my 2nd most favorite FF. This sequel's plot, even though some details of it I don't like, it's still good for me in general. The price doesn't bother me either. Besides, my birthday is not that far now, so I will certainly have the money to get it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Brink-of-Time on June 01, 2009, 10:49:40 pm
I like to play older games mostly, but a few newer games. Anyways here's what I'm currently playing:

Persona 3 (for the 3rd time lol), Duke Nukem 3D, The Longest Journey, Resident Evil 2, and Rallisport Challenge 2
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on June 02, 2009, 12:41:01 am
and apparently there are about 7 character specific sidequests that will become available over the next few months each costing an additional 300 Wii Points, along with a final story costing another 800 Wii Points.

They're not even sidequests, you have to do them each in order, plus the final chapter takes the save data from the rest and unites the whole party. So... each chapter is a character-focused story. Kinda odd, but I like the idea. I'll download it soon.

Persona 3 (for the 3rd time lol), Duke Nukem 3D, The Longest Journey, Resident Evil 2, and Rallisport Challenge 2

Fuck yes Persona 3, I started up a hard mode new game the other day. Still have to finish 4... as well as 2 and 1 (tried the PSP remake but I'll wait for the US version to play further).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on June 02, 2009, 06:28:50 am
and apparently there are about 7 character specific sidequests that will become available over the next few months each costing an additional 300 Wii Points, along with a final story costing another 800 Wii Points.

They're not even sidequests, you have to do them each in order, plus the final chapter takes the save data from the rest and unites the whole party. So... each chapter is a character-focused story. Kinda odd, but I like the idea. I'll download it soon.
I am not a big fan of that, I am paying in the end several times more for a game thats only slightly longer then normal.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 02, 2009, 10:27:05 am
I just got Galaga on my VC, and Contra 4 on the DS. It's really similar to other older contra's and the old formula holds up very well. It's pretty damn hard for the casual gamer but man it's fun. Also, I recently got some Nyko guns and House of the Dead 2 & 3. This is the ultimate game for the low-budget zombie movie fan! Especially with the guns. HOTD2 is unchanged from the arcade, and 3 is a bit more polished, but they both have very campy writing, laughable voicework, and a lot of what sounds like stock sounds and phrases. In 2, in the first level, for example, there's a woman being chased by a (presumably male) zombie, and she yells "Don't come! Don't come!" I just can't help but laugh and love that game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on June 02, 2009, 05:04:49 pm
E3 GOODIES

Nintendo

Super Mario Galaxy 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psp-GRiYnko
Metroid Other M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDtTEI9wvOI
New Super Mario Bros. Wii http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0BqlVv8Hus
Golden Sun DS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGVDyDNicDs&fmt=18
The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks trailer http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6210854/?tag=top_stories;title;10

FFXIII had an english trailer shown with a lot of new footage and plot stuff. Looks great.

AND
Sony fucking revealed Final Fantasy XIV... Online.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on June 02, 2009, 06:11:07 pm
Golden Sun DS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGVDyDNicDs&fmt=18

There is only one thing I can say about it:

YEEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!

I'm definitely getting this.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on June 02, 2009, 06:17:46 pm
The good: Monkey Island making a come back and Rock Band Beatles

The bad: FFXIV and Kojima not working on the new MGS game.

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on June 02, 2009, 06:20:03 pm
Wow, Metroidness! Though I still see a serious lack of actual metroids in the games lately...Team Ninja's contributions seem apparent. Battles look pretty slick. How long has the production team been called "Project M"? Is that new? If it is could that be a "Ivalice Alliance"-type name where they release a bunch of games for it? I want another side scrolling Metroid dammit...and a Return of Samus remake!

Why does it look like M. Bison/Vega is in this Metroid...? Will they be able to sneak Ryu Hayabusa in it?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on June 02, 2009, 11:59:30 pm
So I've almost beaten Mass Effect after completing every single sidequest and I've got to say:

Fuck yes. This game is awesome. Everything I expected and then more. As far as sci-fi RPG's go it is probably one of the very best I've played. It puts Star Ocean 4 (the last RPG I played) to absolute shame. And it makes me think - man, how much better would that game have been if they offered at least several star systems to explore more Mass Effect-like, instead of linearly forcing you to go to story worlds? They attempted to create an expansive space adventure but it came out feeling incredibly cramped. Mass Effect achieves this perfectly though. It makes me never want to stop playing it.

Now I wonder what I'll get next? Mass Effect has sold me on BioWare I tell you what. I heard KOTOR was a kickass game as well, and similar to ME in some ways. Maybe I'll get that.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on June 03, 2009, 01:13:52 am
ME is Kotor on Crack. Several flaw in Kotor were fixed in Mass Effect and what worked was brought over, Game play wise ME wins hands down. The universe is so much larger, and combat it never gets old. ME story wise was so damn good and cinematic, its hard to believe but that's where Kotor has it beat.

Hopefully the story hasn't be spoiled for you, but certain moments in Kotor still have that impact that very few games ever have. I haven't gotten that in any Finale Fantasy game, not in CT or CC, Fallout and Mass Effect are lacking it too. If you do end up liking Kotor, another game you might look in to is Planescape: Torment. It is my favorite game of all time, and probably my favorite story out of any medium(movie, game, book, etc), its done by (some) the same team who worked on the both ME and Kotor.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on June 03, 2009, 03:06:22 am
Thanks KebreI! You pretty much sold me on KOTOR right there. I was into Star Wars more when I was a kid, but not so much anymore, and so if you said the story sucked then I was going to pass on it. I say, if an RPG story sucks, then whats the point even if the gameplay is awesome? I think ME's story could have been better, but I've been spoiled on some kickass RPG stories in the past. Also, if they attempted to expand the story worlds then that would have cut back dramatically on the huge exploration factor of the game which I think is one of its strongest suits. I typically don't like non-linear RPG's because it has been my experience that the story is almost always lacking in them. But Mass Effect pulled it off perfectly.

As far as KOTOR goes, is it a pretty linear game where you go from one planet to another, or is it more like ME where you have a large degree of freedom in where you choose to go next?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Uboa on June 03, 2009, 03:28:19 am
Sorry to split the current conversations, but I felt like this deserved a post:

http://www.wiiblog.net/metroid-other-m-trailer-2371/

"Metroid:  Other M".  Strange name, but the trailer is incredible.  In my opinion, it has the potential to outdo the whole Prime series.   Time will tell, but I'm really hopeful!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on June 03, 2009, 03:33:08 am
It not terribly linear, you only have a handful of planets to visit, and each of them is a city, a dungeon and some other unique thing to the planet. But each of those are still quite large and the order and method you choose for each of them your choice.



As for my video game life recently, its a very sad story. I have never been a fan of MMO, having tried several and not liked any of them. A few seemed good at first, like EVE, but time required mixed with repetitive game play, and a monthly fee for the better ones all ways turned me off.

For instance my friends(all of them not just the same small group), for years have be trying to get me to play World of Warcraft, something I had no interest in what so ever. Well one of them the other day pulled be aside and gave be a talk in hopes that I will play. The thing with this case wasn't so much as he was listing what WoW has, it was that I haven't ever given it a shot, and he pulled up several example where my opinion of a game was change when I actually tried it. So in the end I got the 10 day trial and am so fucking pissed off to say that I enjoyed it and am paying a monthly fee for a game.

WoW: Better then I thought, not as good as I heard.




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Sorry to split the current conversations, but I felt like this deserved a post:

http://www.wiiblog.net/metroid-other-m-trailer-2371/

"Metroid:  Other M".  Strange name, but the trailer is incredible.  In my opinion, it has the potential to outdo the whole Prime series.   Time will tell, but I'm really hopeful!





EDIT:

I just saw the Mass Effect 2 E3 footage and new releases. Looks better then before, something the very impressive, Bioware has always been great on my list. According to IGN there will be a whole new team and Shepard is still alive. I wanted Tali and Garrus back, I was so pissed that she wasn't romanceable in the game considering that she was the only attractive person in the game. Garrus is just a BAMF.

I always pronounced Aran : Uh-ron not like Er-in. Although now that I think about it I am obviously wrong.


Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on June 03, 2009, 09:12:05 pm
Dissidia english trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApcqYhhAGOg&fmt=18)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on June 03, 2009, 09:12:39 pm
KIRBY SUPER STAR ULTRA IS THE BEST GAME TO COME OUT ON THE NINTENDO DS. EVER.


I know, it's exciting to see you again, too, but that's no reason to go all Zoah all over our faces.
~V_Translanka



Title: Re: What are you currently playing?
Post by: Glen on June 04, 2009, 11:12:19 am
Currently, I'm playing read-the-fanfic. Other than that, I'm playing Chrono Trigger (deep into the bowels of Lavos we go, screw Magus!) and SoulCal 3 (Xianghua SMASH!!! ... or not. Xianghua... run away screaming at the wrath of Seung Mina. ... Seung Mina SMASH!!!). It's fun!
Yeah, I agree with that,  because I played soul caliber 3 and 4 and I get to beat Seung-Mina and cassandra and all the women fighters in that game.
Title: UFC Undisputed
Post by: Mikisho on June 06, 2009, 11:45:00 pm
Anyone here play it (UFC Undisputed) on the PS3? random questions ftw  :o


I went ahead and moved your topic here since it seemed like you wanted discussion more than just pointing out what game you were playing.
~V_Translanka



XD Thanks.  One of these days my random topic making is gonna get me in trouble, I just know it xD.
Mikisho

Yeah I can make fancy line things too xD
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on June 07, 2009, 01:17:32 pm
Dissidia english trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApcqYhhAGOg&fmt=18)

That voice acting is fantastic.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shee on June 11, 2009, 06:19:43 am
Civilization 4

It's kicking my ass.  I thought I had some allies but not they let some other ENORMUS army come through to me and start wreckin shop on me, then not help me, then declare war on me.  Sucks.  I don't get it.  They have sooooo many more soldiers than me...and I can't fight back... :x
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on June 11, 2009, 12:52:23 pm
Recently I broke out my old Gameboy color and have started playing The legend of Zelda oracle of Seasons.  Then I beat that a few days later and started oracle of ages.  Ages has been slightly more interesting since I've never actually beaten that one (While I have beaten seasons probably half a dozen times)so hopefully I'll actually finish it this time.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on June 11, 2009, 10:54:13 pm
I am loving me some Mass Effect.  I had never played it before...  My goodness, I love it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Samopoznanie on June 15, 2009, 04:02:43 am
I ventured onto eBay for the first time in years today, in search of some new swag for the DS. Didn't end up finding a DS game per se, but I did snag the FFVI re-release and Golden Sun for a total of about $38 + shipping (so around $45... damn exchange rate). FFVI is probably my favourite classic after CT, and seeing as the re-release often sells for over $60 I figured it was too good a chance to miss. Never did own the original cart back in the SNES days.

Heard lots of good things about the Golden Sun games, so I'm looking forward to playing the first one.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 15, 2009, 10:17:47 am
FFVI is probably my favourite classic after CT, and seeing as the re-release often sells for over $60 I figured it was too good a chance to miss. Never did own the original cart back in the SNES days.
Ditto there buddy. I picked up FF6 before the CnD and before vowing not to buy SE games anymore. But really, that's not an SE game. It's a Squaresoft game. And it's great.  :lol:
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Heard lots of good things about the Golden Sun games, so I'm looking forward to playing the first one.
Lemme know how that one is.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: kid123 on June 15, 2009, 11:05:58 am
Golden Sun, first time playing I am in awe. The main character is silent protagonist, but it got an emoticon dialogue to reflect his reaction. The art style is splendid, the scenery is beautiful, the music is awesome, the characters are lively. The combat is still old school turn-based, but with  unique magic system called Djinn. Just play it to understand the system.  The story, well, I forgot how the story goes, because it has been 4 years after I play that game. Enough said,
Golden Sun is another underrated gem from Nintendo. I recommend buying it!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on June 15, 2009, 02:09:55 pm
I am loving me some Mass Effect.  I had never played it before...  My goodness, I love it.

Glad to see more people are being converted. I'm not a fan of shooters...like at all, and so I was extremely skeptical at first. But they handled the RPG element of it perfectly. It just felt like a regular RPG where the fights were shooter style instead of swords/magic. Even with all the hype, I honestly half expected it to be a straight shoot-em-up game with a moderately interesting story. It was waaay better than I expected. And the emphasis on planetary exploration was so addictive and fun. Best RPG on the 360 and the best sci-fi RPG I've ever played, hands down.

I hope Mass Effect 2 doesn't disappoint.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on June 16, 2009, 04:53:19 pm
I've played Cave story quite a bit, but never actually beaten the full extent of the game.  For those of you who don't know there is an optional area that is known for being an extremely (And I mean extremely) hard area.  And I just beat it a couple days ago.  I'm still not over it!  :D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on June 16, 2009, 08:19:36 pm
So I'm playing through Tales of Vesperia...I haven't gotten very far in, and I've gotta say that for all the hype I've completely lost interest in this game. The characters, the story, all are utterly uninteresting to me. Just regurgitated RPG plot x 100 that I've seen a thousand times before.

Usually either an RPG's story or characters will grab me and pull me into the game very early on. But not this time. I'm going to play this game for a couple more hours and hope that it gets a whole hell of a lot better, eitherwise it's back to the game store with it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on June 16, 2009, 09:17:28 pm
Agh, hope ToV improves for you, I'm really looking forward to it... It's (FINALLY) released here in just over a week. Nearly a year after the US. Christ.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on June 16, 2009, 11:22:37 pm
Maybe I just haven't gotten far enough, but (so far) it is incredibly cliche, with boring ass characters and lame locales and dungeons. The towns themselves are utterly uninteresting with very limited exploration possible, which makes the entire setting of the story feel cramped and even more linear than it already is.

Maybe I'm just biased after getting done with Mass Effect, but I guess I just expect RPG's to be better than this nowadays.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on June 17, 2009, 03:30:20 am
I'm not very far into it myself, but I've been playing Cave Story as well, and it's really good. I'll probably pick it up on WiiWare when it comes out there, if only as a sign of support.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on June 17, 2009, 12:18:57 pm
I just went back to playing Kingdom Hearts after 3 years, Kingdom Hearts, not Kingdom Hearts II, which I consider to be the worst of the two.
Only this time I'm playing with the hardest level scheme on Expert with only the Kingdom Key, so essentially as hard as you can get the game. And I'm getting my ass handed to me.
It's fun.
FFVI is probably my favourite classic after CT, and seeing as the re-release often sells for over $60 I figured it was too good a chance to miss.

Sixty Dollars? Jesus, I bought my GBA port for fifteen bucks at Gamestop!
...Unless it's Canadian money, but still. That's quite a bit of money for a port. Even a good one of an excellent ga- Wait, I spent almost the Same on CTDS. Damn, now I'm a hypocrite.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on June 20, 2009, 12:43:29 am
When RHDN first came back up I picked up the fan translation of Dragon Quest III for SFC/SNES that I saw and am so far blown away...This is over the 3rd time and the 3rd incarnation of DQ3 that I've attempted to play and it will be the final! I've already tried the Famicom/NES and Gameboy versions and this is by far the best looking...I'm going with a non-Mage team currently: Hero (M), Thief (F), Dealer (F) & Jester (F). So far I haven't hit any roadblocks though having a Jester is sometimes annoying, the others more or less pick up the slack, though I end up relying on the Hero to heal sometimes...I guess gold isn't scarce since I can Save State cheat the monster arena fighting betting...

After firing up and realizing that ZSNES may be the only emu I currently have that will work, I also picked up Star Ocean, which I've previously tried to play 3 times. My mistake was making 3 games at the same time (in order to see multiple character branches)...This time, I'll just do one and deal with whoever I get or don't...

This also made me get Seiken Densetsu 3 (aka "Secret of Mana 2")...Which I've tried to play through over 6 times...I'm not sure who I'll go with quite yet though...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on June 20, 2009, 08:25:42 pm
I'm currently playing through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All for the first time, just got to case 4. I hope this'll pick up the slack of the other cases in the game, all of which were horribly boring. I went ahead and picked up Trials & Tribulations along with Apollo Justice, and I'm making myself play them in order.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on June 20, 2009, 08:44:14 pm
There's...an attorney game? What will those crazy Japanese think of next?

This also made me get Seiken Densetsu 3 (aka "Secret of Mana 2")...Which I've tried to play through over 6 times...I'm not sure who I'll go with quite yet though...

Man, I remember trying to beat Seiken Densetsu 3 and getting stuck several times, then saying "fuck it" and giving up. One particularly frustrating time was when you have to fight some sort of giant boss in a moonlit city or something. But then again, maybe that was really easy and I just sucked horribly at SD3. It was a long, long time ago.

If I were you I'd just stick with the awesomeness which is the first Star Ocean and leave SD3 for later.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on June 20, 2009, 09:24:25 pm
I'm currently playing through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All for the first time, just got to case 4. I hope this'll pick up the slack of the other cases in the game, all of which were horribly boring. I went ahead and picked up Trials & Tribulations along with Apollo Justice, and I'm making myself play them in order.

Yeah, the second game/JFA is widely considered the worst of the series... I especially dislike the circus case. You'll be glad to know, however, that JFA ironically has the best case ever as its last one. T&T is awesome, and AJ is pretty great too, except for the rather obvious fact some bigwigs in Capcom demanded Phoenix be shoved back into the spotlight for half of the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on June 20, 2009, 11:51:11 pm
This also made me get Seiken Densetsu 3 (aka "Secret of Mana 2")...Which I've tried to play through over 6 times...I'm not sure who I'll go with quite yet though...

Man, I remember trying to beat Seiken Densetsu 3 and getting stuck several times, then saying "fuck it" and giving up. One particularly frustrating time was when you have to fight some sort of giant boss in a moonlit city or something. But then again, maybe that was really easy and I just sucked horribly at SD3. It was a long, long time ago.

The REAL frustrating part (hey, wtf thread am I in again?) about SD3 is farming for seeds in the later part of the game...You have to farm for your final class change AND your optimal equip! It's a pain in the ass because you'll pick up items you don't need, can't use with your class (or intended final class), or are intended for characters NOT EVEN IN YOUR PARTY!!! Maybe I'll hold off on SD3 because I'm fairly sure I'd be stuck in FAQ hell with it again just to decide where I want to go class-wise...It still rules as a game, though!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on June 21, 2009, 12:08:15 am
I'm currently playing through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All for the first time, just got to case 4. I hope this'll pick up the slack of the other cases in the game, all of which were horribly boring. I went ahead and picked up Trials & Tribulations along with Apollo Justice, and I'm making myself play them in order.

Yeah, the second game/JFA is widely considered the worst of the series... I especially dislike the circus case. You'll be glad to know, however, that JFA ironically has the best case ever as its last one. T&T is awesome, and AJ is pretty great too, except for the rather obvious fact some bigwigs in Capcom demanded Phoenix be shoved back into the spotlight for half of the game.

Tact plays AA:JFA Case 4!:

T: WAS THAT EDGEWORTH WAIT GO BACK I WANNA SEE EDGEWORTH AGAIN GO BACK GO BACK GO BACK

*blah blah blah Nickel Samurai*

T: i thought the last case was supposed to be exciting what the hell

*Words, words, words*

T: Oh god this game suucks so much shit why can't I just move on to Trials & Tribula-

"THIS IS A KIDNAPPING"

T: FUCK YES THIS IS THE BEST CASE EVER
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on June 21, 2009, 02:14:10 am
I'm currently playing through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All for the first time, just got to case 4. I hope this'll pick up the slack of the other cases in the game, all of which were horribly boring. I went ahead and picked up Trials & Tribulations along with Apollo Justice, and I'm making myself play them in order.

Yeah, the second game/JFA is widely considered the worst of the series... I especially dislike the circus case. You'll be glad to know, however, that JFA ironically has the best case ever as its last one. T&T is awesome, and AJ is pretty great too, except for the rather obvious fact some bigwigs in Capcom demanded Phoenix be shoved back into the spotlight for half of the game.

Tact plays AA:JFA Case 4!:

T: WAS THAT EDGEWORTH WAIT GO BACK I WANNA SEE EDGEWORTH AGAIN GO BACK GO BACK GO BACK

*blah blah blah Nickel Samurai*

T: i thought the last case was supposed to be exciting what the hell

*Words, words, words*

T: Oh god this game suucks so much shit why can't I just move on to Trials & Tribula-

"THIS IS A KIDNAPPING"

T: FUCK YES THIS IS THE BEST CASE EVER

Yeah JFA wasn't that great until case 4.  That still reigns as my second favourite AA case.  Although I haven't played Apollo Justice.  Number one is still case 5 from Trials and tribulations.  Both of those I just thought were really good finishers for the games.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on June 21, 2009, 02:30:59 am
I'm currently playing through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All for the first time, just got to case 4. I hope this'll pick up the slack of the other cases in the game, all of which were horribly boring. I went ahead and picked up Trials & Tribulations along with Apollo Justice, and I'm making myself play them in order.

Yeah, the second game/JFA is widely considered the worst of the series... I especially dislike the circus case. You'll be glad to know, however, that JFA ironically has the best case ever as its last one. T&T is awesome, and AJ is pretty great too, except for the rather obvious fact some bigwigs in Capcom demanded Phoenix be shoved back into the spotlight for half of the game.

Tact plays AA:JFA Case 4!:

T: WAS THAT EDGEWORTH WAIT GO BACK I WANNA SEE EDGEWORTH AGAIN GO BACK GO BACK GO BACK

*blah blah blah Nickel Samurai*

T: i thought the last case was supposed to be exciting what the hell

*Words, words, words*

T: Oh god this game suucks so much shit why can't I just move on to Trials & Tribula-

"THIS IS A KIDNAPPING"

T: FUCK YES THIS IS THE BEST CASE EVER

I LOVED THAT ONE!

I am play T&T right now actually.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on June 21, 2009, 01:34:38 pm
God you guys are making me want to go back and replay T&T.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on June 22, 2009, 02:51:59 pm
http://www.scribblenauts.com/ (http://www.scribblenauts.com/)

I think this game has the power to re-instill my love for my DS. I play a few games on it still but nothing in a while has really made me say WOW! This game though looks impressive, and it the same team as Drawn-To-Life.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on June 23, 2009, 12:05:09 am
That's one game I will not be passing up for sure.   :D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on June 23, 2009, 03:35:58 am
ACE ATTORNEY 2: CASE 4 ENDING

WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST PLAY THROUGH AND WHY IS THERE SEMEN ALL OVER MY MONITOR
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on June 23, 2009, 11:56:50 am
ACE ATTORNEY 2: CASE 4 ENDING

WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST PLAY THROUGH AND WHY IS THERE SEMEN ALL OVER MY MONITOR


WHICH ENDING I HOPE IT WAS THE GOOD ONE
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on June 23, 2009, 04:53:09 pm
ACE ATTORNEY 2: CASE 4 ENDING

WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST PLAY THROUGH AND WHY IS THERE SEMEN ALL OVER MY MONITOR


WHICH ENDING I HOPE IT WAS THE GOOD ONE

I SHOWED THE TAPE TO DE KILLER, DID I GET THE GOOD ONE
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on June 23, 2009, 06:23:14 pm
ACE ATTORNEY 2: CASE 4 ENDING

WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST PLAY THROUGH AND WHY IS THERE SEMEN ALL OVER MY MONITOR


WHICH ENDING I HOPE IT WAS THE GOOD ONE

I SHOWED THE TAPE TO DE KILLER, DID I GET THE GOOD ONE
YES THAT IS THE CORRECT COMBINATION.  ALTHOUGH IT'S PRETTY EASY TO TELL IF YOU GOT THE BAD ONE BECAUSE IT'S SHORT AND DEPRESSING. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on June 23, 2009, 09:44:46 pm
ACE ATTORNEY 2: CASE 4 ENDING

WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST PLAY THROUGH AND WHY IS THERE SEMEN ALL OVER MY MONITOR


WHICH ENDING I HOPE IT WAS THE GOOD ONE

I SHOWED THE TAPE TO DE KILLER, DID I GET THE GOOD ONE
YES THAT IS THE CORRECT COMBINATION.  ALTHOUGH IT'S PRETTY EASY TO TELL IF YOU GOT THE BAD ONE BECAUSE IT'S SHORT AND DEPRESSING. 

DOIN IT RITE GAEMS
Title: Sands of Destruction
Post by: ZealKnight on July 02, 2009, 02:15:12 am
The new game by Kato, with music by Mitsuda. Anyone keeping up with it? It's about having to destroy the earth because it has been taken over by animal people called Ferals. Sounds pretty cool, and the characters look pretty interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhhbg1sH7Iw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzNdhPKtUpo&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TocDECbISqc&NR=1
Title: Re: Sands of Destruction
Post by: Samopoznanie on July 02, 2009, 02:38:16 am
I've been following it off and on since I first heard about the collaboration. Save for the hokey combat voice acting, I think it looks quite promising. I like the graphics - colourful, reminds me of the Tales games and Albert Odyssey. The cinemas remind me more of FF though.

Glad to see Sega picking up on some of these cool games since it made the switch to a multiplatform developer. It was sad to see them going through such a rough period with Saturn / Dreamcast. God to see they've made a bit of a comeback.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on July 04, 2009, 09:07:55 am
New HeartGold/SoulSilver trailer is go:

http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/hgss/special/movie.html

Count how many times he says haahto goldo shoal shilbaa


HERE'S SOME INFO FOR THE IMPATIENT IMPORTER

The games release on the 12th September in Japan, and every copy comes with the Pokéwalker/pedometer (snort). By transferring a Pokémon to it you can rack up steps and points to unlock new areas, items, and encounters in the actual game.

You can now pre-order them:
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9g-49-en-70-3guk.html
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9g-49-en-70-3guj.html

http://www.yesasia.com/global/pokemon-heart-gold-with-poke-walker-japan-version/1020446866-0-0-0-en/info.html
http://www.yesasia.com/global/pokemon-soul-silver-with-poke-walker-japan-version/1020446865-0-0-0-en/info.html


Pre-ordering HeartGold gets you a Ho-oh figure and SoulSilver gets you a waffle iron Lugia figure. Pre-ordering both gets you an Arceus figure.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/659868.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZaichikArky on July 04, 2009, 03:45:45 pm
Heh, it comes out on my birthday...

I'll still wait for the American version, though. I hope they do the same pedometer idea.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on July 04, 2009, 04:56:52 pm
I like the statues =D

They BETTER have celebi in-game.  and catchable.  Not a damn event.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on July 04, 2009, 06:14:25 pm
How much do you want to bet they won't have the figurines in the American version?  :picardno I was planning on preordering too.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on July 04, 2009, 06:58:38 pm
they had teh figurines for Platinum, so why not these?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark3mx on July 05, 2009, 12:44:15 am
currently playing?

Final Fantasy 7 Ultima Edition (PC)
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts 2 (speedrun)
Devil May Cry 3
FFTA2
Portal (PC)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 05, 2009, 03:59:37 am
It says DISCUSSION, Dark3mx, not LISTS.

I just got Dragon Quest I & II for SNES. I've beat DQI on NES and played through DQII NES quite a bit and even started DQI&II GBC, but the SNES versions of the DQs are easily the most impressive I've seen.

I also started Lennus II, which is pretty neat though a bit weird so far and idk how much further I'll go with it right now because I just hate learning new spell names and all that new series learning curve stuff...*sigh*

After getting these two I have now made a new promise (to cover up my previous promise to myself which kind of died for various reasons) to stay away from RHDN and I guess just all ROMs until I finish one! Having nigh limitless possibilities is such a hindrance...this must be how rich people must feel about everything, right? >_>

Oh, and I'm about to get to the first Class Change in my current playthrough of SD3 as well, so I went and nabbed a FAQ to check out where I want to end up...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 06, 2009, 02:28:31 pm
Does anyone else feel as if they're growing out of video games? I haven't sat down and really played one in weeks, and I really don't have any urge to. I tried to play some ROMs I had downloaded in a .rar, thought I'd be able to get back into the swing of things because there were maybe 30 or so in the pack, but I tried playing them and got bored really fast.

Maybe it's just me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: HyperNerd on July 06, 2009, 02:55:19 pm
I just got lucky, apparently, I was playing Final Fantasy VII and had given up on getting Yuffie after grinding for an hour and a half in the forests near Junon trying to get her, and the one random encounter I get as I pass through a small forest near Cosmo Canyon happens to be a battle with Mysterious Ninja.

Hurrah!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: mav on July 06, 2009, 03:00:33 pm
Does anyone else feel as if they're growing out of video games? I haven't sat down and really played one in weeks, and I really don't have any urge to. I tried to play some ROMs I had downloaded in a .rar, thought I'd be able to get back into the swing of things because there were maybe 30 or so in the pack, but I tried playing them and got bored really fast.

Maybe it's just me.
It ain't just you pal...I haven't sat down and played a game in months. And the last two games I played were SNES classics. Hell, the last time I played an RPG was around a year ago and the last "new" game I played was FFIX. I don't wanna say I grew out of 'em, but it's certainly feeling that way...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on July 06, 2009, 03:51:41 pm
I've gotten in the rut before as well, it's not a bad thing at all. Still I found the best remedy is to play a completely different kind of game, ones you know you think you might not like even.

I know a lot of people here are fans of Japanese RPGs, so I recommend western style, Try out the New Elderscrolls games, Mass effect, or even some classics like the the first two Fallouts, Baldurs Gate, or Planescape: Torment.

In fact screw the rest and play Planescape: Torment, it is the GODLYIST STORY IN THIS EXISTENCE!
Title: Eternal Sonata
Post by: MagilsugaM on July 07, 2009, 05:40:58 am
It's finally out for PS3 now and i go my hands on a copy of it! It's really awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

II know that this is old but anyways,,,,
The game is really amazing, the graphics, battle system, story! I give it a 9/10.


If I had merged the entire old Eternal Sonata thread to this it would have effed out the beginning of this thread. No harm, no foul. I understand resurrecting the old thread that specifies the game you're talking about, but this thread is fresher and serves the same purpose.
~V_Translanka


Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shee on July 09, 2009, 08:04:52 pm
I know what you all mean about "the rut."  It happens with games, music, movies, even sports and other more physical things.  Just switch it up.  Play different games.  Play no games.  Play some shit you thought you would never in a million years play, you just might enjoy it.  When I do that I'm at about 1/5 for enjoying it.

Been playing some Ogre Battle64 a little bit...I have one save towards the end of the game and one right at the beginning.  Going to take the early one in a different direction than the older one.  I originally wanted to finish the older one first, but I just needed that fresh start, ya know?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on July 09, 2009, 08:08:23 pm
Since I've become an adult I play very little video games.  They are still fun, but the world at large has bigger, more important tasks at hand.

It's taken me at least two months to get me 1/3 the way through Mass Effect.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on July 15, 2009, 03:02:08 pm
Looks like I picked the right time to invest in a DS! Both Golden Sun 3 and Dragon Quest 9 will be coming out for the Nintendo DS!

Hooah!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 17, 2009, 07:22:22 pm
Ha, DQIX has been coming out for the DS for like a year and a half it feels like (actually, that's probably not far from the truth now...>_>)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on July 17, 2009, 07:25:16 pm
Well, its out in Japan, so it can't be too much longer....well, if it has voice overs it might. Dubbing is a long hard process.

I've been waiting for Golden Sun 3 for a while now, though, so I'm happy with that if nothing else.

Plus, you know, the remake of FFIV.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 17, 2009, 07:56:00 pm
I just finished FFVI for the first time. It had an awesome ending, but, man, was I over-prepared and disappointed for the final dungeon throughout.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on July 17, 2009, 08:08:57 pm
Don't worry, Tact, Kefka's tower is far from the "final" dungeon. There's at least two others that are much much tougher.

It's awesome.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on July 17, 2009, 08:17:05 pm
Haha, I'm the opposite. 2/3 of my total party members are totally underlevelled for Kefka's Tower. It's an old file though, I haven't went back to it in a few years; currently playing FFVI Advance but not very far in that.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZaichikArky on July 17, 2009, 08:44:39 pm
I always thought that the final Kefka fight was way too easy. Maybe it's because I over leveled Celes or something. I pretty much exclusively used her in the fight and for me, it was over very quickly. I had no trouble with it at all.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on July 17, 2009, 08:48:23 pm
Same here. Even when I had just the three mandatory characters, I thought it was going to be hard that way.

But it wasn't. Going through the tower was harder than Kefka, actually.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on July 17, 2009, 08:50:54 pm
What about the Dragon's Den that you can go to after you kill Kefka?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 17, 2009, 08:52:42 pm
I leveled everyone to like level 60 except Strago and Umaro, because they're big dummyheads. Blew through Kefka's Tower pretty easily. Also, God Kefka only has 60K HP, it's like he really wanted to die.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 17, 2009, 08:53:08 pm
What about the Dragon's Den that you can go to after you kill Kefka?

That's only in FFVI Advance, I played the original.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 17, 2009, 11:07:04 pm
It can sorta depend on how well you use stat bonuses, what Magics you learn, what equip you get, what sidequests you did, etc. I had numerous people with Ultima though, so, yeah...Kefcakewalk.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 18, 2009, 02:41:45 am
I didn't bother to get Ultima. I got the Ragnarok Sword for the sole purpose of getting the Illumina, which I gave to Locke, who with Genji Gloves had a Wing edge (changed to Excalibur before Kefka) and The Offering equipped.

Easily 3 times the damage of Ultima.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on July 18, 2009, 03:15:07 am
I just sat down and powered threw Sonic Adventurer (Dreamcast) in a little under 5 hours.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on July 18, 2009, 03:33:44 am
I actually have an honest question about Sonic the Hedgehog.

When did Robotnik lose all pretense of cool and change his name to Eggman?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Bekkler on July 18, 2009, 04:11:50 am
I actually have an honest question about Sonic the Hedgehog.

When did Robotnik lose all pretense of cool and change his name to Eggman?

Dreamcast is the first I recall. All I remember from the old cartoon was that Sonic usually only needed one ring, and it was a special occurance to find one, and he loved chili dogs. Total blank on the baddie name.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on July 18, 2009, 04:22:35 am
Quote
In Japan, the character has always been known as Doctor Eggman. However, in early American and European games and media, he is known as Doctor Robotnik. Yuji Naka has explained that "Robotnik" is the character's real name while "Eggman" is a "common name taken after his shape."... Beginning with Sonic Adventure, Sega began referring to him as Eggman in both languages, with the use of the name Robotnik becoming rare.

In Adventure they do the transition quite well, as everyone calls him Eggman except himself as an insult.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on July 18, 2009, 01:17:06 pm
I was wondering about this, here we go:

Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Eggman
Eggman has been known by different names in various Sonic media depending on region. In Japan, the character has always been known as Doctor Eggman. However, in early American and European games and media, he is known as Doctor Robotnik. Yuji Naka has explained that "Robotnik" is the character's real name while "Eggman" is a "common name taken after his shape."[5] It should also be noted that the original English instruction manual for Sonic the Hedgehog briefly gave the full name Doctor Ivo Robotnik by Sega of America localizers.[6] Despite this, Japanese profiles still list his full name as unknown.[7] Beginning with Sonic Adventure, Sega began referring to him as Eggman in both languages, with the use of the name Robotnik becoming rare.


Today I'm going to be playyyyiiiinnnngggg... let's see... probably Mario Kart Wii (if anyone has it and Wi-Fi gimme your friend code!) and Dissidia. I finally realized how chain HP attacks work in Dissidia, it's really satisfying being able to throw in a cheap hit in mid-air with Zidane. I also love how just managing to hit a CPU character far higher in level than you awards you a fuckton of EXP on the spot. Levelling up Terra 11 levels in the space of about two minutes was really cool.

OH and speaking of Dissidia, here's some cool news:
http://www.qj.net/Dissidia-demo-coming-this-month/pg/49/aid/133136
On 23rd of July (only 5 days away!) a demo of the US version goes up on the PlayStation Store. Also the release date is 25th August.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on July 18, 2009, 01:44:39 pm
When I first heard of Dissidia, I was speechless. A crossover with all of the heroes and main villains of all 12 Final Fantasies? What nerd hasn't had day dreamed in class about that?

Then I read its Wikipedia page and realized that it was a fighting game. That burst my bubble really quickly. If I'd wanted another fighting game that resembled Final Fantasy, I would've gotten Soul Caliber 4.

But then, I saw some Youtube footage of it, and now I'm considering buying a PSP simply to get Dissidia. IT LOOKED SOO AWESOME!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 18, 2009, 02:52:52 pm
Robotnik already had an insult nickname, Robuttnik.

Saying Eggman makes me feel like one of those eleven year-old "ORIGINAL CHARACTER DO NOT STEAL" Sonic fans.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Bekkler on July 18, 2009, 09:05:12 pm
Robotnik already had an insult nickname, Robuttnik.

Saying Eggman makes me feel like one of those eleven year-old "ORIGINAL CHARACTER DO NOT STEAL" Sonic fans.

Or the breakfast version of a megaman enemy.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: anonymouse on July 19, 2009, 11:45:04 am
Dissidia demo? Oh YEAH. Me and my PSP have been waiting for Dissidia ever since news of it broke =D It made me partially forgive Square for letting me down with Crisis Core. So, yanno, it had better not suck.

I'm playing SMT: Nocturne now. Amazing game. A big difference from some button-mashers I wouldn't care to name.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 20, 2009, 12:40:05 am
Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh, have I mentioned the new lappy in here yet? Anyways, because of it and my inability to transfer files from the crappy lappy, I've been re-d/ling a few games (now I'm back to no$gba though, which means bye-bye to those ZSNES playthroughs...*sigh*) and getting some new ones...

Sadly, Knights In the Nightmare is kind of fuct emulating (flashing screens @_@), though what I can make out looks really cool (though the learning curve I had heard about does indeed appear quite steep)...

I also tried out Moon for the hell of it, but then got a crash error at some point. It seemed kinda neat, but I just don't see FPSs working well at all on the system.

I AM playing Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS! DEVIL SURVIVOR! GET IT? OH THEY ARE CUTE, AREN'T THEY??), which is a fairly enjoyable SRPG. The whole merging demons thing is kind of a hassle, but nothing noteworthy to detract from a cool story (IT'S ABOUT SURVIVING DEMONS, HOW QUAINT)...

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen - I loved the original 8-Bit version and this version is great as well...It's just too bad that this lappy can barely handle the overworld map (it seriously slows down to like 10%)...

Etrian Odyssey - Slogging through this quasi-dungeon crawler RPG. Really quite enjoyable though rather level-heavy. Not for the faint-of-heart RPG n00b...

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - I'll get through one of these damn FE games one of these days, so it might as well be this quite good remake of the original.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars - Pretty good entry to the series...But I'm a sucker for the more oldschool style GTA gameplay. I enjoy the touchscreen interface mini-game things so far too, which is surprising. Not as great as its series big brothers, but an entry worthy of playing.

Pokemon: Platinum Version - Probably my 3rd or so try at this particular iteration of the series. I'm back into hating GD Honey trees and such...For some reason I'm using Zubat (never have before much).

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume - Only just started, but a rather fancy SRPG battle system so far with big, flashy combos.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on July 20, 2009, 02:07:32 am
Lately I have been playing nothing but Fire Emblem games (well, with an exception here and there).

I may probably play through Radiant Dawn again. I'm not sure if I can still use my Path of Radiance file again for the data transfer, but just in case I copied it before, to be able to do it a second time. (Since there is no way I will play through Path of Radiance again, especially not if Chapters 8 and 13 barely allowed me the first time... and let's not start with Chapter 27...)

I'm still not sure if I would try to recruit Lehran or not. Well, I will see while playing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark3mx on July 20, 2009, 02:45:41 am
Lately Ive been experimenting with Ragnarok Online (J but E patched) And I must say, It's a really decent RPG. It gives you the feel of an MMO with the fighting system and the Graphics are quit complimentary to each other even though the game has 2D sprites but 3D maps.

;;heh;; Just today I remember one of the most awesome SNES games I had ever played called Arkanoid. It's like the Brick Breaker game commonly found on Cell phones but a lot better. I decided to venture back into my space traveling brick shattering past and play this title on my DS (not the DS port of Arkanoid, the SNES version) And It really brings back memories of playing CT, the DKC games, and even Link to the Past.

Lo and behold, I went out to my garage today and found a box with my Super Famicom and all of my original SNES carts XD.  but anyways, I strongly recommend that ANYONE try these games, they are really addictive.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 21, 2009, 06:41:23 am
I believe Arkanoid is older than 16-bit...I think it was one of the original Atari arcade machines even. Or else around that same era. Good enough game to while away some time with.

I just got Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (NDS) again. Its a great puzzler (Bejeweled-like battles)/RPG that's a good time waster with an oldschool RPG feel (though very much NOT an oldschool RPG).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZaichikArky on July 21, 2009, 07:14:53 am
Lately I have been playing nothing but Fire Emblem games (well, with an exception here and there).

I may probably play through Radiant Dawn again. I'm not sure if I can still use my Path of Radiance file again for the data transfer, but just in case I copied it before, to be able to do it a second time. (Since there is no way I will play through Path of Radiance again, especially not if Chapters 8 and 13 barely allowed me the first time... and let's not start with Chapter 27...)

I'm still not sure if I would try to recruit Lehran or not. Well, I will see while playing.

I looooooove the Fire Emblem series so much! I need to get the wii version of it at some point now that my wii is finally region-free.  Which FE game do you like the best? I think I like 7(the very first version released in the US, just called "Fire Emblem") the best because the story was very interesting and I liked the characters from that one the most... though my favorite character in all the games is Joshua and he's from 8 . My favorite class is the Myrmidon. I tried playing a bit of Fire Emblem 3 at some point. It was kind of basic and I'm not sure if I want to continue that or not...

But before I get to that, I need to really start playing Twilight Princess. My problem is that I lost my nunchuk a good while ago and I need to buy myself a new one considering the wii version requires a nunchuck >_>;.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on July 21, 2009, 12:31:37 pm
Which FE game do you like the best?

That will be Genealogy of the Holy War, the fourth game. It would be for the story, I think it's one of the best in the whole series.
I had problems at some parts (especially back in Chapter 9), but comparing to some other hard situations I had on the other games, it was nothing.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark3mx on July 21, 2009, 01:06:51 pm
I believe Arkanoid is older than 16-bit...I think it was one of the original Atari arcade machines even. Or else around that same era. Good enough game to while away some time with.

It was originally an arcade game that was later ported to the Atari, then during the SNES era was ported to the Super Famicom as Arkanoid: Doh is Again, named after the boss you face multiple times. Now Arkanoid got ported to the DS but completely ruined the classic feel to it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: skylark on July 21, 2009, 03:02:58 pm
I am currently on a Drakengard kick right now. I mean uber-completion of both games.

I know there's sort of a popularity rift between the two games. The story in Drakengard 1 was fucked up on so many level, but it was freaking awesome. The gameplay and other stuff, not so much.

On the other hand, 2 significantly improved just about everything about the original game... but the story was somewhat weaker.

What are everybody's thoughts?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on July 26, 2009, 07:38:07 pm
Well, I finally decided to give Fire Emblem a break. And now, I'm with Super Robot Taisen OG now.

...

Still with SRPGs then, though. Anyway, I consider it harder than FE, thought that is since I'm trygin to get all those Skill points. Yeah, especially when destroying units that retreat when their HP reaches certain %. Good thing I can use supports to my advantage.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on July 26, 2009, 10:01:06 pm
Well after like 4 or 5 years I finally got Pokemon Fire red.  But when I actually get it I realize the one I got is counterfeit.  It hasn't had any problems yet, but I can't help be a bit frustrated. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on July 26, 2009, 10:27:46 pm
Well after like 4 or 5 years I finally got Pokemon Fire red.  But when I actually get it I realize the one I got is counterfeit.  It hasn't had any problems yet, but I can't help be a bit frustrated. 

Sorry to say it, but it's likely the data will randomly become corrupt... Get a refund if you can.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on July 27, 2009, 02:02:06 pm
Well after like 4 or 5 years I finally got Pokemon Fire red.  But when I actually get it I realize the one I got is counterfeit.  It hasn't had any problems yet, but I can't help be a bit frustrated. 

Sorry to say it, but it's likely the data will randomly become corrupt... Get a refund if you can.
Yeah.  That's the main thing I'm worried about.  In some ways I wish it would just do that so I could know 100% that it's a bad cartridge.  We found out because the cartridge itself isn't shiny like the real one, it's transparent on this one, and the label is different.  Oh, and the number on the back is the wrong number.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on July 27, 2009, 04:22:48 pm
I am so close to completing Persona 3! I am on January 5, and am pumped to clean house with Nyx. Damn I've got 13 S.Links maxed and two others at half and one at one, ALL of the request except for a few of the fusion ones and the reaper are finished.

Question: does this have a new game plus feature like Persona 4?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on July 27, 2009, 05:28:37 pm
I am so close to completing Persona 3! I am on January 5, and am pumped to clean house with Nyx. Damn I've got 13 S.Links maxed and two others at half and one at one, ALL of the request except for a few of the fusion ones and the reaper are finished.

Question: does this have a new game plus feature like Persona 4?

13 links finished? That's quite an accomplishment for one game, I had way less done. I regret not being able to finish Aigis's, I had it at level 9 on the game's SECOND-LAST day. Get ready to spend 45+ minutes on Nyx, although if you're level 80+ or so you shouldn't have too much trouble. It's all very smooth-going until its trump attack (think of the random status-inflicting Grand Cross from Final Fantasy and you have an idea of it) in the last third of the battle, which really catches most players off-guard. Also, protection from Charm on your healer/s is very recommended. If one gets Charmed they'll heal Nyx back to full health, wasting your whole battle.

Never finished the Reaper myself... It's Persona 3 FES so Monad isn't open until AFTER beating the Reaper... which is retarded considering I kinda need it to level up and kill the damn thing in the first place.

Yeah it has new game plus. I think the only difference from P4's new game plus is that it carries over your main character's level (which I personally find stupid since it destroys any difficulty the game would have).

I'm the opposite, actually; in P4 I'm in the last dungeon (for the normal ending anyway); I sort of fell out with it for a while due to the random Megidolan-spamming enemy that cost me over an hour of progress. I'll finish it... sometime.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Samopoznanie on July 27, 2009, 09:31:18 pm
Yeah.  That's the main thing I'm worried about.  In some ways I wish it would just do that so I could know 100% that it's a bad cartridge.  We found out because the cartridge itself isn't shiny like the real one, it's transparent on this one, and the label is different.  Oh, and the number on the back is the wrong number.
I just had exactly the same thing happen to me, with a copy of FFV for GBA / DS. Only paid $10 plus a small shipping fee thankfully, but it had the same sort of precarious cosmetic defects about it. That, and it didn't play. Just said there was no game pak inserted. I knew I was in for bad news when I saw  the return address from China, seeing as the seller had been listed as from San Fran. Hopefully I can get a refund. :picardno

Oh well. Still got Golden Sun to kick around with. Quite playful, but a good nostalgia feel to it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on July 27, 2009, 09:40:46 pm
I've spent some time in the past week playing Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga. A very good game, in my opinion. Really brought out the RPG in Mario, aside from the Paper Mario series and Super Mario RPG.

An overall good game, I must say. A lovely style to it, especially the battle system. Not to mention the storyline. Very good plot, with a insanely interesting twist to it. Not to mention, comical! It still brings me great humor when Luigi freaks out over something simple, or the expressions of the characters look goofy and cartoon-ish.

An all-time classic, it has become.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on July 28, 2009, 04:14:02 am
Yeah.  That's the main thing I'm worried about.  In some ways I wish it would just do that so I could know 100% that it's a bad cartridge.  We found out because the cartridge itself isn't shiny like the real one, it's transparent on this one, and the label is different.  Oh, and the number on the back is the wrong number.
I just had exactly the same thing happen to me, with a copy of FFV for GBA / DS. Only paid $10 plus a small shipping fee thankfully, but it had the same sort of precarious cosmetic defects about it. That, and it didn't play. Just said there was no game pak inserted. I knew I was in for bad news when I saw  the return address from China, seeing as the seller had been listed as from San Fran. Hopefully I can get a refund. :picardno

Oh well. Still got Golden Sun to kick around with. Quite playful, but a good nostalgia feel to it.
THe odd thing is that it was from a site I know to be good and I made sure it was not from China or some place like that.  I'm pretty sure it was somewhere in America.  Well, I'll probably try to contact the person within the next couple days.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on July 28, 2009, 02:01:04 pm
I've spent some time in the past week playing Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga. A very good game, in my opinion. Really brought out the RPG in Mario, aside from the Paper Mario series and Super Mario RPG.

An overall good game, I must say. A lovely style to it, especially the battle system. Not to mention the storyline. Very good plot, with a insanely interesting twist to it. Not to mention, comical! It still brings me great humor when Luigi freaks out over something simple, or the expressions of the characters look goofy and cartoon-ish.

An all-time classic, it has become.

I loved the first, the second I haven't played much of. Look forward to the third game in early September.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 28, 2009, 02:35:12 pm
Partners In Time was basically more of the same (x2! or is it x1.5? w/e...there are baby versions of them you also control)...Not bad, but nothing really outstanding. The Mario RPGs are nice, alternative & actiony RPGs.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on July 28, 2009, 02:42:05 pm
Personally, I liked Superstar Saga better than Partners in Time. To me, PiT seemed like they did too little with the present day, and too much to make the past aspect a reliable storyline.

Not to mention they removed the most amazing aspect of battle, Bros. Moves (for those of you who do not know, special attacks that incorporated Mario and Luigi tag-teaming an enemy in a fantastic display of cooperative attack techniques and splendid sprite-age) and replaced them with Bros. Items, which did not have the same pizazz as the Bros. Moves, and the older bros. could not use hammers like in the previous game...which made it seem empty.

Mario and Luigi 3: Bowser's inside story looks good, but I'm worried about the fact that Mario and Luigi will not be incorporated as much as the previous titles, having their game-play mostly inside of Bowser and mostly 2-D (I love platformers, but the 2-D kind of takes out of Mario and Luigi RPGs.) makes it seem less....Mario and Luigi to me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 29, 2009, 12:53:56 am
I guess I could stick this in the frustration thread, but since I have an option, I'll go with not adding to that heaping pile.

I just spent 8 hours at the library d/ling Lunar: Silver Star for Sega CD and have no idea how to use it now...I'll have to look into this whole wacky ISO and Fusion/Kega SegaCD emulation a bit more I guess...V_V
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on July 29, 2009, 01:35:47 am
Has anyone played BlazBlue? It's the 2D fighter I've been waiting for my entire life. Finally I can play a wonderful 2D fighter without it being a sequel in which vets would not give me a chance to land a blow. And if you're an RPG only guy don't worry, its story is amazing! Better than SO4's. Great character designs, most people know how I hate over designed characters and I say perfect amount of design. Also if want to get Hard Core its got that too. And the Story Mode is pretty replayable, and the only character that is annoying you can tell just by looking at him (Carl Clover).
(http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/blaz-blue-noel-vermillion-character-artwork-small.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 29, 2009, 01:46:14 am
Isn't BlazBlue made by them Guilty Gear peeps? They've made themselves one of the most impressive new fighting game series of the last couple gens.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on July 29, 2009, 02:55:55 am
Isn't BlazBlue made by them Guilty Gear peeps? They've made themselves one of the most impressive new fighting game series of the last couple gens.

Sure is. I play; the game is fantastic. It's my main fighting game at this point, which means after Monster Hunter, it's probably the game I play most. Ragna is my main at the moment. Who do you all play?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on July 29, 2009, 03:02:13 am
Isn't BlazBlue made by them Guilty Gear peeps? They've made themselves one of the most impressive new fighting game series of the last couple gens.

Sure is. I play; the game is fantastic. It's my main fighting game at this point, which means after Monster Hunter, it's probably the game I play most. Ragna is my main at the moment. Who do you all play?

GAH I really wanna play BlazBlue, I recently sort of got into Guilty Gear (well, XX Accent Core on the PSP) and I'm loving it so far. BlazBlue looks so damn stylish. I'll need to save and buy a PS3/360 soon...


"Epic Mickey" concept art leaked:
http://www.gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=91152
wat
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on July 29, 2009, 03:36:09 pm
Epic Micky? That's the first I've of that. Why is goofy made of pipes? Noel is my main, basically because I'd never imagined how a gun character in a 2D fighter wouldn't be the best character. And I put much time into her, but she is also a lot of fun to play as. Plus shes funny. I also use Rachel and Jin.

Her Specials:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riEycJWXRZQ&feature=PlayList&p=61FEC16C9FF06FF5&index=10
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 29, 2009, 03:46:49 pm
FUCK YEAH! TAKE THAT, EMULATION~!! With a little help (http://www.fantasyanime.com/emuhelp/emuhelp_kfusion.htm#segacdbios), I managed to salvage Lunar: Silver Star! I've actually played the GBA Lunar, but I'm not entirely clear on how that fits into Silver Star & Eternal Blue (remake or some such? *shrugs* maybe I should have looked into this first...)...I haven't gotten far, but so far it looks like a really good SNES-era game, only there's some voice over (so far I've only heard the flying rat and it isn't good VO...V_V) work during a couple cut-scene thingies...YOUR SOUL IS MINE, SEGA CD/FUSION EMULATOR~!!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on July 29, 2009, 04:16:32 pm
GBA Lunar is Silver Star but with slightly changed story, though even more compared to the PSX version. Never got far since I went for the latter instead.

But only occasionally playing. Last thing I did was entering that tower near the thieves' town, and that was weeks ago. I may play it more frequently now, though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 05, 2009, 06:12:40 am
So I finally start playing Red Alert 3.  My friend's brother works for EA games and got me a copy.

Seems pretty fun so far. I'm playing the Soviet side first, if I get around to beating it, I'm doing the Empire's side. The only reason I didn't do them first is cause I heard that most of their maps are water-based and I'm not a huge fan of water combat...

So far other than all the new slutty-looking women (I swear Yuriko is the ONLY one who doesn't look like a sex symbol >_>), my only real complaint is that the maps are too large and I can't really find a way to zoom-out... Otherwise, I hope I don't end up staying up all night playing this like I did Yuri's Revenge. What a freaken weird game that one was. I went up to the moon to fight for mother Russia...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: SuperSlash on August 06, 2009, 01:50:52 am
I'm currently playing through the .hack//G.U. series for the first time. I'm on Volume 2, about 7-10 hours in, and at level 61. I got the Doppelganger's item in the previous volume as well. I just finished the second round of the Holy Palace tournament.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on August 06, 2009, 02:13:46 am
Great, I was about to go to the Frontier in Lunar, and the game freezes, every single time the cutscene ends.

Well, I think I'm done with the game unless I find a way to solve the problem. In the meantime, I'm back to Fire Emblem, now playing FEBinary, a hack of GotHW. Compared to the original, it's very different in some ways (though the story is the same anyway).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Samopoznanie on August 06, 2009, 02:49:16 am
I started playing Locke's Quest for DS the other day. Got it on ebay for $10. It's quite nice! The graphics are well done, stylus controls are easy, makes use of both screens. The dialogue / story is totally run of the mill, but it's really just an in-between link for all the strategy battles / maps. Very nicely polished.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on August 06, 2009, 06:29:47 pm
Recently I rented Kirby superstar ultra for DS.  A good game, but I'm glad I didn't buy it because I practically did everything except get all the treasures on the great cave offensive.  (I hate that thing)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 06, 2009, 11:28:31 pm
Recently I rented Kirby superstar ultra for DS.  A good game, but I'm glad I didn't buy it because I practically did everything except get all the treasures on the great cave offensive.  (I hate that thing)

Ha, same with me (though replace rent with emulate)...I didn't get as far on the DS version, but I hear that there's new stuff once you've done more unlocking...I personally didn't like the new mini-games as much as the old ones (which I hope are part of available unlocking)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on August 07, 2009, 02:23:59 am
Recently I rented Kirby superstar ultra for DS.  A good game, but I'm glad I didn't buy it because I practically did everything except get all the treasures on the great cave offensive.  (I hate that thing)

Ha, same with me (though replace rent with emulate)...I didn't get as far on the DS version, but I hear that there's new stuff once you've done more unlocking...I personally didn't like the new mini-games as much as the old ones (which I hope are part of available unlocking)...
I think the only mini games from GBA games are the samurai Kirby thingy and the one about chopping bricks.  I think it's like Megaton punch or something.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on August 07, 2009, 02:27:11 am
I'm not currently playing but after learnign Yasunori Mitsuda did the soundtrack and learning it was an RPG, I think I'm gonna give Tsugunai Atonement a try. Anybody play it before?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on August 07, 2009, 02:41:10 am
HAHA! Oh the irony and hubris of youth...

A friend of mine told me about TA a few years ago....but we both promptly dismissed it as a "serious" RPG on the grounds that neither Nobuo Uematsu or one of the other famous Squeenix composers(although in all honesty, I can't remember any of their names) were composing the music of it.

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l242/Truthordeal/Magus-PonderFront.gif)

I swear, I was such a self-proclaimed "connoisseur" back in the day. Rather obnoxious in retrospect.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on August 07, 2009, 02:46:09 am
So... what is that?

Yes/ No?

I've read reviews and generally they say no. But then again I've found reviews also told me Master Chief is a good comparison of awesome to Samus.

So I'd rather take advice from someone who's played it or just take the risk.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on August 07, 2009, 02:49:26 am
Unfortunately, no.

But, hell, why not give it a try!? Screw reviews, they gave FFX a higher rating that Katamari Damaci!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on August 07, 2009, 02:54:49 am
I decided to give a look see at his other works and was surprised to find certain games under his work.

And to help stay on topic the one that stuck out the most as surprising...

Bomberman 64 the Second Attack. not many know of it, and not everyone liked it. I quite enjoyed the game. Dunno if it's cause I played with a friend who at the time was raving Bomberman fan and helped make the experience a blast of just my tastes. I know the music was one thing that drew me in(most notably Aquanet 2)and now i know why! CT music maker=BM642 music maker. Who knew?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 07, 2009, 11:53:01 pm
I finally got Suikoden Tierkreis and I'm pretty pleased with it so far, I guess...I'm not sure why I thought it was a SRPG for so long though as it so clearly is not (very standard turn-based RPG, which is actually what I've been looking for)...One thing I don't like about it is *SUPRISE SUPRISE* the voice overs. You can't even turn them off! It's not for every bit of speech like walking around talking to NPCs, but it seems to be quite a lot so far. It just reinforces my dislike for them because I so often do not agree with the actors' choices in emphasis...

Oh yeah, and they repeat the Tidus rename mistake that FFX made...Why bother allowing renames?? It looks especially stupid when you see the name you input in their speech balloons and they just skip it in the voice over (or in case of exclamation they just like grunt or something...>_>)...I understand allowing for player creativity, but I don't want it to be at the expense of immersion (every time I see the name and hear it audibly skipped I get bumped out of the story). Just give him a name, dammit. I'm not going to care too much if it sucks...or else let me turn off the damn dub!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on August 10, 2009, 03:00:47 am
I'm currently playing through the .hack//G.U. series for the first time. I'm on Volume 2, about 7-10 hours in, and at level 61. I got the Doppelganger's item in the previous volume as well. I just finished the second round of the Holy Palace tournament.

I finished all GU and got all doppelgangers's itens but i haven't finished the last part of the first series which was quarantine. It took me so much time to find that one since is out of production here in Aus. But GU is better after paying it i don't fell like playing the old ones anymore :p.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 13, 2009, 10:07:16 am
Of the bajillion or so games on my list of currently playing (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,5946.msg110096.html#msg110096), Suikoden Tierkreis is the one that's managed to actually keep my attention (hopefully not just because its one of the newest). I can already tell how big the cast is going to get as well as how high levels are going to get (already almost at 20)...Anyways, it's pretty fun, but they did that stupid Tidus thing again...TWICE! Once for your group name (I went with "No Fate") and then again for your castle name (I chose "Pathfinder")...So, yeah, I'm still kinda wishing I could turn off voices...I could read it & its just fine when it's at a non-voiced over part, but to hear them read over and around these things is so damn stupid I just wish they had given them default names I couldn't change...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on August 15, 2009, 09:17:54 am
http://pokebeach.com/2009/08/heartgold-and-soulsilver-in-spring-2010

HeartGold & SoulSilver announced for a US/Europe release in Spring '10.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/english-heartgold-soulsilver-logos.jpg)

Probably pre-ordering my Japanese copy of SoulSilver today.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on August 15, 2009, 12:02:43 pm
Damn it! I JUST bought Diamond!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on August 15, 2009, 12:06:28 pm
I'm going to buy platinum when I GET a job (because I have the money, just not a flow of it)

And preorder HG (not japanese! pfft!) when I can.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on August 15, 2009, 03:32:32 pm
...Is it Spring yet!?   :D  I was considering getting Platinum sometime, but I decided to get Fire red and am still playing through that.  So I'll definitely get either Heart gold or soul silver, but until then I'm set for Pokemon games.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Uboa on August 16, 2009, 10:36:36 pm
Cave Story for Wii Ware -should- be released tomorrow!  Hooray, and about damn time!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 16, 2009, 10:40:36 pm
Sweet! I've been playing it on the PC, but I want to get the WiiWare version to support the developer. It's a fun and well made game.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on August 17, 2009, 03:33:34 pm
Cave story, love that game.  It would probably be somewhere on my top 10 favourite video games.  Unfotunately I don't have a Wii so I can't get the new one.   :(
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on August 17, 2009, 06:45:58 pm
WHOOOO! I just managed to beat Final Fantasy 4 for the first time on the DS! This game has got to be the hardest FF game in existence. I've gotten my ass kicked over seven times by the final boss. And that's not even counting all of the sub-bosses there were int he final dungeon(which was an also epic suck). I am sooo looking forward to putting in my Action Replay and kicking it into God Mode for a replay, hahahahahaha!

Edward is the most sucktacular character in the history of suckness! Oh my effing God I was waiting for him to be killed off the moment I got him. Yang is the BESTEST EVAR!!!

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on August 17, 2009, 07:53:58 pm
Lol, Play FFV. I still haven't beaten that one. I beat every single FF. With a little luck I got lost in FF1, 2, and 3 so I was strong, but in FF4 I was like screw you Zeromus, I rule! FFV on the other hand... ExDeath is almost impossible without grinding WHICH I REFUSE TO DO!!! FFVI can be difficult, But I used every character equally so I was lucky. But the Vanish-Doom trick doesn't work on two bosses in the final dungeon. Kefka and some Robot thing. FFIX isn't hard but Ozma sure is, so are the WEAPONs in FFVII. Omega isn't in VIII, I remember beating him pretty easily. But seriously FF5 = Hardest FF ever
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on August 17, 2009, 08:07:53 pm
I actually have beaten 5 before. I wouldn't say it was easy, but it was a hell of a lot easier than this.

If I had to pick a reason why, it'd have to be this douchebag:

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l242/Truthordeal/images-1.jpg)

Damn Spoony Bard! Tellah should've kicked your ass!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on August 17, 2009, 09:01:30 pm
I have also recently beaten IV DS. And I agree, those last bosses sure are hard, but I managed.

And Zeromus... let's say the team was in the single digits in HP before landing the final blow (Okay, that was Maelstrom's doing, but still, with Meteor around the corner, it was close).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on August 17, 2009, 10:16:52 pm
Really, in FFIV I had the rom for the original (I don't know jap but i got around to memorizing what slot does what) I never used Edward again. I used Kain Rosa Rydia Cecil and Edge, because they were the only usable ones. I didn't think he was that hard. My strategy was to use Rydia to keep summoning bahamut, Cecil and edge with berserk and Kain to constantly jump. I used all my items and healing with Rosa. She was a higher level than the rest because in most fights against hard bosses it was her and 1 or other characters alive but always her. Exdeath destroyed me. With Almagest and Grand Cross and the terrible white hole.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on August 17, 2009, 10:33:47 pm
Well, DS Zeromus is harder. Bahamut spamming is no more (counters summons with Aspir, which drains MP) unless you brought a lot of Elixirs and Dry Ethers. And now defending for Big Bang is a must or else you may die unless if your levels are 70+ with the correct abilities. Having Kain in the air may keep him alive, but then the other four are hit harder since Big Bag is treated like a multi-targeted spell is.

Among other things.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 17, 2009, 11:27:48 pm
FFV was pretty easy. The Bare & Mime Classes were the clinchers. I didn't do any overly necessary grinding either. Just made sure to master a handful of classes for each in order to pimp out their final Bare Class...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 17, 2009, 11:53:32 pm
Lol, Play FFV. I still haven't beaten that one. I beat every single FF. With a little luck I got lost in FF1, 2, and 3 so I was strong, but in FF4 I was like screw you Zeromus, I rule! FFV on the other hand... ExDeath is almost impossible without grinding WHICH I REFUSE TO DO!!! FFVI can be difficult, But I used every character equally so I was lucky. But the Vanish-Doom trick doesn't work on two bosses in the final dungeon. Kefka and some Robot thing. FFIX isn't hard but Ozma sure is, so are the WEAPONs in FFVII. Omega isn't in VIII, I remember beating him pretty easily. But seriously FF5 = Hardest FF ever

Final Fantasy 5 not only had the hardest boss I've ever fought, but also the hardest sub-boss, in the form of Shinryu.

That was until they made FFIV Advance and Brachioraidos.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Uboa on August 18, 2009, 12:36:37 am
Not to sound like a broken record or anything, but... still no Cave Story.  :(  Apologies if I got anyone's hopes up.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 18, 2009, 01:18:09 am
\Omega isn't in VIII, I remember beating him pretty easily.

Cerberus, Triple Aura, Triple Haste, Holy War. Summon Doomtrain and just keep up with Renzokuken/Lionheart. Leave the third character to recast Aura and Holy War when it's time.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 18, 2009, 05:35:09 am
Oh, I wasn't counting optional bosses as I rarely care about them unless you get something cool, useful or there's some story element involved...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 18, 2009, 10:53:30 am
And there's definitely nothing obtained from fighting Omega Weapon in FF8. The Proof of Omega and a Three Stars really isn't worth being hit by that devastator attack he has that WILL kill you if you're not invincible.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on August 18, 2009, 12:10:59 pm
Persona fans prepare to shit yourselves.

Persona 3 is getting ported to the PSP.
http://www.qj.net/Famitsu-reveals-Persona-3-for-PSP/pg/49/aid/133921

Further details reveal that the male main character is still in it, and the new female character has a different version of his Persona, Orpheus. It's speculated you'll be able to choose between genders, supported by the presence of a male version of Elizabeth in the Velvet Room.

Scan showing both MCs, Personas and the Japanese release date(?) http://i30.tinypic.com/2dmf668.jpg
Male Elizabeth...? http://img23.imageshack.us/i/1250578417810.jpg

UPDATE: Famitsu translations revealed/confirmed some stuff.

Quote from: Wikipedia
Persona 3 Portable, an enhanced port of the original PlayStation 2 version, has been announced by Atlus for the PlayStation Portable for release in Japan on December 1, 2009; a Western release of the game is not yet announced.[1] The announcement in Famitsu reveal that the player will be able to select a female protagonist as their playable character alongside the male character. This selection will alter some aspects of the game; the first Persona gained by the protagonist, Orpheus, will be female if the female protagonist is selected, and a male version of the Velvet Room's Elizabeth will be used. The gender choice is also expected to alter some aspects of the Social Links. In addition to the new character, some elements from Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 will be added, such as the ability to control each party member in battle.[37]
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 18, 2009, 02:47:59 pm
Yeah, I never bothered with Omega from VIII because it was so close to the end that I was like eff that, I just wanna see the ending! And I was glad too because VIII has one of the best endings in the series. I remember I kept beating it to show my friends (who were understandably somewhat less impressed by it).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on August 18, 2009, 03:25:01 pm
PS3 Slim announced.

http://www.qj.net/PS3-Slim-confirmed-dated-and-priced/pg/49/aid/133936

First week of September release explains all the stores suddenly making offers and trying to shift away all the regular PS3s in stock.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on August 18, 2009, 04:51:37 pm
Yeah I don't think anyone will by the expensive PS3 slim, and not the inexpensive PS3 standard. The best thing about VIII is the fact that anytime you fight a ridiculous boss like the WEAPONS, all you have to do is give Aura to Selphie then get her to double digit hp, that way she can use The End. Really I got that spell like 12 times in game because of that. The weapons in VII were easy once I realized that Quadra magic and Bahamut Zero are the best combo ever, other wise ruby will counter. Also I like this video, It's not a hack either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ovxL1wdjtI&feature=related
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on August 18, 2009, 05:33:01 pm
Your Male Elizabeth scan isn't working. I noticed that they skipped Persona 2.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on August 18, 2009, 07:55:22 pm
Your Male Elizabeth scan isn't working. I noticed that they skipped Persona 2.

Ugh looks like whoever uploaded the image deleted it. And yeah, that's a shame they're not doing 2 (presumably). :( Although maybe it's just to catch 3 in the peak of its popularity or something... 2 is bound to show up, and I imagine the fact it comes in two games caused some second thoughts about remaking it just yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 18, 2009, 10:27:33 pm
Yeah, I never bothered with Omega from VIII because it was so close to the end that I was like eff that, I just wanna see the ending! And I was glad too because VIII has one of the best endings in the series. I remember I kept beating it to show my friends (who were understandably somewhat less impressed by it).

I thought it was the best ending in the series period. I especially loved the cliffhanger at the end with the "did he or didn't he" kind of thing going on. It leaves it ambiguous.

It all depends on how strong you believe love is as to whether Squall lives or dies.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 19, 2009, 12:13:37 am
The PS3 slim will have the same price cut as the regular PS3 is getting...

I was also impressed by VIII's ending because it was so long that it actually felt like I had finally earned something worth watching (especially after VII's lackluster 'ending').
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on August 19, 2009, 12:22:22 am
It all depends on how strong you believe love is as to whether Squall lives or dies.

Really, is that one not left clear? And I thought that with the whole 'wanting to record it but the camera ran out of battery' thing, it was obvious.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on August 19, 2009, 02:11:50 am
I liked IX more. It did a similar thing then it suspensefully gave you the best answer ever!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 19, 2009, 11:33:55 am
I didn't care for 9. I felt the ability system needed a little more polishing. It was a little hard to understand.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 19, 2009, 12:46:50 pm
i was quite fond of nine, actually. the ability system was quite intriguing.

so im officially addicted to the chrono series. i loved trigger, which is why i find myself here. but i recently played chrono cross, as well as radical dreamers. having watched the crimson echoes videos, the game makes much more sense than i think it would have. im totally writing squareenix a letter asking them to make a new game, or at least consider it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 19, 2009, 01:20:02 pm
IX had some of the best character development in the series, but I thought the main story wasn't as interesting and Zidane was mostly a Locke-wannabe for 90% of the game...I don't know what's hard to understand about the ability system though...Equip & learn...It wasn't my favorite, but it kind of put more of a focus on making sure you were making good use of Zidane's Steal command (which makes sense when you've got a Thief as the main character)...They reused it to much less pleasant results in the FFTA series...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on August 19, 2009, 01:29:40 pm
The story was difficult to understand because Garland didn't want to explain everything to you, he just wanted to ramble on. I liked the ability system, but it would have been better if you could learn all the abilities with every character. Zidane=Locke is so over said. Locke and Zidane have a lot in common I'll give you that, but Zidane is original in story which I care more about. The personality is great to me because we didn't get to see a lot of Locke in FFVI.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 19, 2009, 07:44:00 pm
Learn all of the abilities with every character would take away from their individuality. They already learn almost every ability. The ones they don't are those that fit their 'class'. I don't need a White Mage with Knight abilities. Besides, by endgame each person has at least one attack capable of 9999 damage.

Zidane being similar to Locke is so over said because so many people recognized it & because when you play VI it's easy to fall in love with Locke because he's got arguably the most touching story (Rachel & Phoenix) in the series.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: chrono eric on August 19, 2009, 08:43:25 pm
Just beat KOTOR after it was recommended by somebody here and I've gotta say it was an awesome rpg. Despite the fact that I played it on the 360 and it was plagued with (very often) almost infuriating bugs/glitches, I still was addicted to it for most of the past month or so. Is the sequel just as good?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on August 19, 2009, 11:02:29 pm
All those games are great, but I don't like action RPG style games. KOTOR reminds me of Fable, which actually is funny cuz that guy who makes it is ultra annoying. Why because he just said that Fable III will have a deep and epic story. Why does that grind my gears (thats right, thats how angry I am. better stop me before I give him the dickens), because he thinks that Fable's appeal is the story. It isn't KOTOR didn't have that great a story either, but better than Fable. Why doesn't he just make the good or evil system better?

On another note, FFIX had my favorite of the FF stories. Zidane is my favorite FF character. Also Zidane was suppose to be similar to Locke, and I liked the Garnet/Zidane thing better than Locke/Rachel/Celes thing. I do think that VI is the best in the series though.

On an another great game note, did anyone play The World Ends You? I just beat it and WOW! Great story, music(usually not a fan of hiphop), characters, and gameplay.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: tripehound on August 19, 2009, 11:08:13 pm
KOTOR II suffers from being rushed to market. It's a little buggier, and the plot doesn't come together as nicely as it should have. It's not a bad game, but the observant can see some of the signs of it not being a completely finished product.

TWEWY is one of the few RPGs that I've been motivated to complete more than once. Dunno if that means anything to any of you, but, hey.  :D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on August 20, 2009, 03:21:46 am
Haha I knew you'd like KOTOR! I recommend the Second as well, as meny people say there are signs of it being rushed(bugs, cut quests, few new powers/feats) but that does little to detract from the game. I never found the story lacking as many people say. Still few games with ever create some one as amazing as Revan.

Planescape: Torment and the original two Fallout games are my other recommendations, too everyone.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on August 20, 2009, 03:38:52 am
GH5...

...has PLUG IN BABY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Gh0U0wkBs) on it! WHOOO!


TOTALLY WANT IT! =D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on August 20, 2009, 04:23:01 am
The Problem with Muse is they always remind me of their song Supermassive Black Hole (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsp3_a-PMTw). The song sounds like it should be played as some pedophile in a banana hammock goes strutting his stuff down a urban street.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on August 20, 2009, 01:33:14 pm
The Problem with Muse is they always remind me of their song Supermassive Black Hole (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsp3_a-PMTw). The song sounds like it should be played as some pedophile in a banana hammock goes strutting his stuff down a urban street.

hehehe banana hammock :lol:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on August 20, 2009, 03:52:18 pm
Dissidia US version got leaked! :o Just saying.

TWEWY is one of the few RPGs that I've been motivated to complete more than once. Dunno if that means anything to any of you, but, hey.  :D

I know what you mean, I love TWEwY. Wish they'd make a sequel.

God I gotta go find the soundtrack again, it's awesome...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shee on August 20, 2009, 06:02:03 pm
For what it's worth, I never played the first fable but the second one.  I thought it was sweet.  Nice and easy and to the point, with a decent amount of neato shit to do, minus a ton of bugs.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 20, 2009, 11:50:18 pm
Holy crap, there's a dolphin tribe in Suikoden Tierkreis~!! So cuuuuuuuuuute! :lol: Breath of Fire, watch your back!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on August 21, 2009, 04:35:17 pm
I lost Jordan, again... but this time, closer to finishing than ever before,

at 60%, and just a few NOTES shy of finishing "Guitar Solo C" (which is the second of the 2 ubersolos, meaning beat C, beat song)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: GenesisOne on August 21, 2009, 04:40:25 pm

Well, at least you got through it by the skin of your teeth. I can't get past it to save my life.

Personally, I don't care that much about those kids who can get 98% on expert blindfolded upside-down while eating a muffin in December.  It just means that that's their 15 minutes of fame. 

I just wanna play these games, not be a show-off on YouTube or whatever.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 21, 2009, 05:05:13 pm
Quote
On an another great game note, did anyone play The World Ends You? I just beat it and WOW! Great story, music(usually not a fan of hiphop), characters, and gameplay.

QTF. Probably the best game I've played for a while. Kind of was hard to find, though.

I think I officially got sick of Pokemon after god knows how many hours... 150 maybe? Anyway, I've been trying some things out to see what next game I'll play. Either continue Phantom Hourglass, FF Tactics DS, Super Mario 64 DS (I never beat it on the 64) or a combination of the 3. I usually like to take games one at a time, though. We'll see how long tactics DS manages to keep my attention. Hopefully it won't get too hard. I'm disappointed I can't seem to locate my copy of FF12 Reventant Wings. I got real far in that one >_>.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on August 21, 2009, 05:16:53 pm
I. Just. Beat. Jordan.

I repeat, just beat Jordan.

4 stars, 189k, 1463/1801 notes hit.

...I... I.. I... I... I... I... I...

HOLY F***!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on August 21, 2009, 06:26:57 pm
Persona 3 Portable opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MRkM-fM7wg&fmt=18)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on August 22, 2009, 10:59:21 pm
Persona 3 Portable opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MRkM-fM7wg&fmt=18)
I don't own a PSP  :(
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 23, 2009, 03:14:21 am
There's an easy solution to that, y'know: GET ONE! :lol:

*sigh* I just got ANOTHER DS RPG...This time Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled. I got it mostly because it was such a small file since it's very 2D along the lines of SNES. The graphics remind me a bit along the lines of CT (and so far there's one special attack that seems to have a circular, range-based target even). Though I've heard that it's mildly infamous for freezing or w/e on people's actual DS's, so I'm wondering what all I'll have to deal with (so far just a bit of glitchiness during the opening graphics)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FaustWolf on August 23, 2009, 06:11:31 pm
I need to get back into Black Sigil. The graphics and music are fantastic in that magical old-school way, and it's got tons of atmosphere. On the other hand the encounter rate is simply atrocious; there's just no excuse to go through that the entire game. I don't remember Final Fantasy VI being that bad, but maybe it's just been awhile.

*Black Sigil Spoilers, maybe*
I'm holding out on judging Black Sigil's story. It started out really well and begins with what could have been a nice twist with the main character's step father trying to off him via convenient accidents, but then the main character is transported into a completely different world in a scene that smacked far too much of Deus Ex Machina for me. Still, it would have been top-of-the-line circa 1994, and I need to pick it back up and see where it goes. I'm told it has a very good story even by today's standards.
*/spoiler*


I can't help but compare Black Sigil to Crimson Echoes with regard to post production. There are bugs in Black Sigil that never would have made it into the public version of CE (there's an entire tech missing in Black Sigil, I kid you not); and I think Graffiti Entertainment really held back Studio Archcraft in terms of advertising. Seriously, compare Black Sigil's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awK39HLavts) adverts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=galS0RLpeh0) to Crimson Echoes' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVMqhplgqzg) adverts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMrbvCGyCKM). Had Studio Archcraft been in charge of its own advertising, it could have come up with something far more enticing I think; but such is the way of working with publishers I suppose.

If I'm inspired enough by Black Sigil over all, I might just do a proper preview video for the game to show up Graffiti Entertainment on principle. The key to good advertisement, I think, is something Ramsus told me during CE post production: be minimalistic, don't worry about super special effects or text inserts on the video editing side (that will only distract viewers from the source material), and just focus on driving home the source material's merits.

I'm really just inexplicably plugging a James Cameron film here, but I think Cameron has Ramsus' sense of advertising principles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXF2nH4Z9sc).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on August 26, 2009, 01:04:14 am
http://www.qj.net/Nintendo-Power-to-reveal-Star-Fox-Wii-/pg/49/aid/134094

 :lee: :lee: :lee:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on August 26, 2009, 01:13:06 am
I, and a friend of mine, have become obsessed with becoming very good at the game E.D.F (Earth Defense Force) for the SNES. For those of you who do not know what it is....

I will simply put that it is a side-scrolling space shoot-em-up that is almost harder than the popular Ikaruga title.

E.D.F....ah...memories. I used to own it. Now we only play my friend's copy, that he found in a game store that sells old games.

Looking for a copy of Chrono Trigger there as well. They have several rare games every once and a while....(rarely, but it's worth the wait and look.)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on August 26, 2009, 12:40:53 pm
http://www.qj.net/Level-5-unveils-new-DS-RPG-Fantasy-Life/pg/49/aid/134103

"The reason for the striking similarity is that Brownie Brown, the guys that helped HAL on Mother 3, are the same ones that are developing Fantasy Life. What's more, famed Japanese video game composer and musician Nobuo Uematsu is said to be laying out the music for FL."

Reason enough to look forward to it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 01, 2009, 08:35:29 pm
I just completed all 135 puzzles of Professor Layton & the Curious Village. It's a really good game. Lots of interesting puzzles, some I've heard or seen before, some I haven't. They range from, "wtf, is that even a puzzle?" to more mind-numbingly difficult...I played the PAL version, so a few of the puzzles were different and all the puzzles that involved distance or measurement were in the metric system, though that wasn't too difficult to figure out (why the U.S. never decided to switch is stupid regardless of signs having to be changed)...I mostly sucked at the math stuff, even when the math was stupid simple (though most of the ones that appear to involve math really don't)...Overall there's a nice enough storyline going along as well, nothing incredibly surprising (I was expecting more from a detective story), but kind of touching & a bit cutesy...

Anyways, good enough to warrant checking out the sequel that just came out, Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box (I'm guessing there's some exploration of the G-Spot or something)...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 04, 2009, 08:01:23 pm
I only just heard about the new Mega Man game coming out in Japan in November: Rockman.EXE Operate Shooting Star. Apparently there's going to be some time traveling allowing Geo & Omega Xis (WarRock is a totally cooler name) to go back in time to Lan & MegaMan.EXE's time. The battle system is also apparently going to be more Battle Network rather than Star Force, which is cool. There's going to be a playable demo at TGS this year as well. Can't wait!

http://www.capcom.co.jp/rockman/exe_oss/index.html
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on September 04, 2009, 08:08:28 pm
Landed myself a copy of Millipede for my FC Mobile II (a new, portable NES system). Other than my Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt game, I've been playing it nonstop.

And I've learned to hate the Hammer Bros. in world 8-3 of Super Mario Bros. I had forgotten how annoying they were.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on September 05, 2009, 03:40:58 am
I only just heard about the new Mega Man game coming out in Japan in November: Rockman.EXE Operate Shooting Star. Apparently there's going to be some time traveling allowing Geo & Omega Xis (WarRock is a totally cooler name) to go back in time to Lan & MegaMan.EXE's time. The battle system is also apparently going to be more Battle Network rather than Star Force, which is cool. There's going to be a playable demo at TGS this year as well. Can't wait!

http://www.capcom.co.jp/rockman/exe_oss/index.html
:picardno Another stinking Mega Man EXE game.  The time they spent on that they COULD have been working on a Mega man legends 3!  Sorry, just Capcom frustrates me with the Legends series and I need to vent occasionally.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 05, 2009, 04:43:56 pm
Does the same team from Legends work on the EXE & SF games...? And the EXE series was pretty good. Though I really liked the Legends games, I thought the battle system for EXE was far more engaging. Too much of Legends was circle & shoot, though they fixed some of that with 2...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on September 06, 2009, 02:15:04 am
Just bought Metroid Prime Trilogy (rather, my mum bought it for christmas).

I wonder how it will turn out compared to the original Metroid Primes before they decided to remake them.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on September 06, 2009, 05:02:14 pm
Can i please get a brief synapsis of Black Sigil, if you dont mind? =D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 06, 2009, 07:29:33 pm
Booya (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Black+Sigil+Blade+of+the+Exiled)

Tons of info there for ya. ;)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on September 06, 2009, 11:24:39 pm
Hey check out the Digipen institute of technology website for many downloadable freeware games, a number of them being quite professional.

If you do go there, you should check out atleast Narbacular Drop and TAG.  They're pretty good, ill give them both a thumbs up
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZombieBucky on September 07, 2009, 12:15:42 am
Hey check out the Digipen institute of technology website for many downloadable freeware games, a number of them being quite professional.

If you do go there, you should check out atleast Narbacular Drop and TAG.  They're pretty good, ill give them both a thumbs up
[/selfishplug]
fire emblem is officially the shit man. i dont know where i was before i picked it up.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 07, 2009, 04:27:12 pm
Which FE are you playing?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZaichikArky on September 07, 2009, 04:40:20 pm
Hey check out the Digipen institute of technology website for many downloadable freeware games, a number of them being quite professional.

If you do go there, you should check out atleast Narbacular Drop and TAG.  They're pretty good, ill give them both a thumbs up
[/selfishplug]
fire emblem is officially the shit man. i dont know where i was before i picked it up.

Yeah, it is my favorite strategy game series ever, and I'm actually a pretty big strategy game fan. My favorite FE game was the very first one released outside Japan (the GBA port called "Fire Emblem").
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on September 07, 2009, 04:42:04 pm
I am I huge FE fan. The Original (shadow dragon), wasn't to fantastic I thought, all of the GBA releases were exceptional but Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn(Edward is a fucking beast) were both my Favorites. I wish the earlier ones had better fan translations.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZombieBucky on September 07, 2009, 04:58:31 pm
Which FE are you playing?
the first one htey put on the gba. i havent gotten to the other ones but i love this one so far.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 07, 2009, 06:04:22 pm
Yeah, that's Blazing Sword and it is pretty sweet. I'm still trying to get through Shadow Dragon, which is good when you consider the fact that it was originally, what? 8-Bit? A quite decent 1st installment.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on September 07, 2009, 06:48:58 pm
Right now I'm playing through the fifth one, Thracia 776. I'm only halfway through (Chapter 15), and really is one of the hardest I have played.

Well, for the originals that is. Now those Asian hacks I have tried, are another story.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: kid123 on September 08, 2009, 03:55:07 am
I have been playing FE7 recently, but because I want to try out a hack made by Mageknight, just because I intrigued by the fact Kidd as well other CC's character implemented in game. I still trying to linger through Chapter 7x though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 08, 2009, 09:42:09 pm
Just finished MegaMan Star Force II: Zerker X Ninja (I went with Zerker). I had to look up a few Ciphers (& in the process remembered I could have 5 mega class chips) to take down Le Mu (I tried a couple times with my normal folder, again with a modified folder and then used the aforementioned Ciphers). I think it was somewhere on the bottom rung for the entire EXE & SF series...Anyway, now I'm on MegaMan Star Force III: Black Ace and I'm now extra hyped for the crossover game because this seems a lot better than SFII so far. I heard Red Joker is the better choice for PvP stuff, but as I don't get to do that, I went with the other one...

I also got Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box, but there's a little graphical hiccup (their faces float a little above their heads). It's not too bad that I couldn't play through the game like that...But when I started ...& the Curious Village the NA ROM wouldn't start up past the start screen (isn't that horrible?), but the PAL version was fine...And since I've got so many other games already I decided I can wait until the PAL version of Diabolical Box comes out and see if that works better...Plus, I'm already used to the PAL voice actors (which kind of sound better anyway...unless I'm hearing things and they're the same...<_>). Maybe I'll learn more of the metric system in preparation...>_>
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on September 08, 2009, 10:46:00 pm
Hey check out the Digipen institute of technology website for many downloadable freeware games, a number of them being quite professional.

If you do go there, you should check out atleast Narbacular Drop and TAG.  They're pretty good, ill give them both a thumbs up

Play those games, they are both very good.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on September 09, 2009, 12:26:23 am
OH MY GOD

http://kotaku.com/5355153/sonic-returns-in-new-2d-hd-game

OH MY GOD

And some Green Hill Zone concept art: http://www.needlemouse.com/
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on September 13, 2009, 07:00:04 pm
www.darkdaysarecoming.com
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on September 13, 2009, 11:07:57 pm
Sega does something cool: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=374064
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on September 14, 2009, 12:23:21 am
www.darkdaysarecoming.com
As a rule of thumb, I never get hyped about MMOs.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on September 14, 2009, 01:25:38 am
www.darkdaysarecoming.com
As a rule of thumb, I never get hyped about MMOs.
'

you should look up their advertising scheme.  Perhaps one of the single best advertising schemes ever made.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on September 14, 2009, 11:03:01 pm
Yeah, that game looks / sounds pretty wicked... It seems a little too advanced for most people's computers, though...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on September 15, 2009, 01:52:46 am
Their strategy is very viral and very intense.

Their first piece of information was an email from "A friend" which contained a document with a poem on it that said:

A grim, odd arcane sky
Any god, I mark sacred
A masked cry adoring
A dreamy, sick dragon

Eurogamer posted this on their website and the people who read it started commenting, and eventually figured out that it was an anagram because all 4 lines consisted of the same characters.  The anagram was discovered to be both "Dark Days Are Coming" and "Dark Demons Cry Gaia". 
These turned into urls:
www.darkdaysarecoming.com
www.darkdemonscrygaia.com

People then went to the former and found a second puzzle.  People went to the latter and found an empty forum, which eventually became the official forum and the nexus of all further clues (those members registered got emails of more clues puzzles etc).

http://www.crygaia.com/wiki/index.php?title=Dark_Days_Are_Coming  this page describes the extent of what happened...

...and this is just the beginning, too.  THeres alot more.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Shee on September 15, 2009, 02:55:58 pm
Ogre Battle 64.  I love the jont.  It's nice and calming.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on October 07, 2009, 10:40:41 am
Renowned RPG (/good games in general) developer teams up with respected anime artists and composer for an RPG on a jam-packed cart...

http://www.destructoid.com/biggest-ds-cart-yet-4gb-for-ghibli-level-5-rpg-151120.phtml

Now, Level-5 isn't Square or Enix...wait, they did Dragon Quest VIII, the Professor Layton series & Jeanne d'Arc (this one, unlike the others I've only heard is good)? Oh, yeah...and Studio Ghibli isn't Akira Toriyama...wait, they're probably MORE respected worldwide now than Toriyama? Hmmm...Could this turn out to be a modern day Chrono Trigger/Dream Team people (/I) have been waiting for...? idk what "another system" means though...that kinda threw me off unless they just mean DSi and the trailer came out at a funky time or something, idk...

I'm not doing a regular posting thing, but this reminded me of CT (admittedly more in spirit than anything) so much I had to do a quick drop-in...

On a related note, is Toriyama like the Kevin Bacon of Japan or something? It feels like I could seriously seven-degree him to almost any person or project or something...>_>
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on October 07, 2009, 05:54:50 pm
FINALLY! An RPG to quench the era lameness!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on October 07, 2009, 07:04:53 pm
I just have to say it.  Scribblenauts=Awesomeness on many many levels.  Where else can you beat a level in which you are supposed to get a cat off the roof by burning the house?   :D
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on October 07, 2009, 08:16:57 pm
I just have to say it.  Scribblenauts=Awesomeness on many many levels.  Where else can you beat a level in which you are supposed to get a cat off the roof by burning the house?   :D
I absolutely adored that game, I followed it from its first media break to release. When I got it it was what I was expecting and had a blast just messing around....7 hours later I was bored out of my mind and was trying to find something new but wait that's all the game is!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Bekkler on October 07, 2009, 10:31:19 pm
I've been playing this WiiWare title called Onslaught. I really like the controls. It's a first person shooter, but the wiimote is the gun, the sight, and the "joystick" if this were Halo or something. Physically moving your hand the direction you want to look in incredibly less confusing and more immersive, even though the graphics are sub-par, the game is fun as hell! Also, since we have someone here NAMED Onslaught, I felt it was particularly relevant.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on October 16, 2009, 12:51:48 pm
http://vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=89307
Epic Mickey screens.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sajainta on October 19, 2009, 09:20:03 pm
Have any of you guys played Brütal Legend?  D's been waiting for it to come out for ages.  He just finished it and said it was amazing.  I'm really excited to play it over Thanksgiving break.  Although I'd be excited to play any game Tim Schafer makes.  Day of the Tentacle and Psychonauts are fantastic.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on October 20, 2009, 03:59:28 pm
I played the demo. It was a lot of fun. I don't really have the time for it right now, or else I'd have gone out and bought it as soon as it came out.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on November 03, 2009, 11:28:33 pm
I've been in Florida and with access to a 360 with a bunch of FPS's (& the RPG trying to be a FPS Fallout 3)...Fallout 3 is a really nice experience with a touch of nostalgic Falloutedness (Bloody Mess=hooray!). I've been playing it nice-nice so far but I'm thinking of making a new game with a Melee-centered evil character. Ah, I almost forgot about Dogmeat...Almost done with Halo 3 on Heroic as well. If anyone wants to add me, btw (I've just got a temp account for now), go ahead. I'm V Translanka.

Also played a Guitar Hero & Rock Band for the first time. Beat Legends of Rock on Normal. I've concluded that songs you know/heard of are still better than songs you've never heard/dislike. Who knew?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on November 04, 2009, 11:00:19 pm
Just found out about a sequel to Okami coming out for the DS sometime...

I hope it's as good or can at least live up to the Okami style and storyline.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on November 05, 2009, 12:29:47 pm
(& the RPG trying to be a FPS Fallout 3)...

You have that backwards.  It is a FPS trying to be an RPG.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on November 05, 2009, 01:24:59 pm
I thought FPS trying to be an RPG was Borderlands...The FPS of Fallout 3 isn't that hot. I play as much of it in 3rd Person as I do in 1st (especially when you count V.A.T.S. time)...On a side-note: Mildly perturbed by having to save so much on the offchance that I jump into a glitch hole...V_V Lvl 20 now though!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on November 11, 2009, 04:13:37 pm
New RPG for the DS from Kato and Mitsuda called Sands of Destruction! Looks like it was Mitsuda's music that inspired Kato on this one:

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=26020

Estimated US release date of January 2010.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on November 11, 2009, 08:56:51 pm
Like the article says, Sands of Destruction's not really new, just no NA release yet...It does seem pretty interesting still though. I also think World Destruction is a better title.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Bekkler on November 11, 2009, 09:00:56 pm
Agreed, V. World Destruction sounds like something I'd want to play. Sands of Destruction sounds like a WoW extension pack or something.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on November 12, 2009, 02:46:18 pm
Seems like a minor quibble to get hung up on. Are there any English reviews of the game at this point?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FaustWolf on November 13, 2009, 12:49:38 am
HOLY SHIT (http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2009/558.html)...well, sort of. Just interesting to see another oldie revived. Maybe there's hope for Chrono yet.

The only review I've seen for Sands of Destruction is a GameFAQs review (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/review/R129325.html).
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 13, 2009, 01:14:13 am
Awesome! I hope it will come out on the Wii. Otherwise, it will be out of my reach.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Sajainta on November 13, 2009, 01:25:34 am
That's super spiffy.  I'll let D know right away--he loves the Lufia series.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: GenesisOne on November 13, 2009, 03:31:57 pm

Has anyone here played Borderlands for the X-Box 360?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/01/Borderlandscover.jpg)

The. Most. Random. Game. I've Played.  To Date.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on November 14, 2009, 03:14:58 pm
HERE (http://ds.ign.com/articles/987/987680p1.html) is IGN's hands-on preview of Sands of Destruction. I guess "Sands of Destruction" is slightly better sounding than "World Destruction: Awkward Sub-Title"...But maybe it was just their attempt to let us know that it would be easy to create sequels! Of course~!! English sequels will probably all be "Sands of..." or "...of Destruction" or some such akin to the Seiken Densetsu->Mana switcheroo...>_>
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FaustWolf on November 14, 2009, 03:56:19 pm
Thanks V, I hadn't seen that before! I love how the game engine seems to be reminiscent of Xenogears, I'm going to have to check this out for sure. I just wish Kato hadn't included a Chu-Chu like character yet again...between that Teddy Bear in Sands and Poshul in Chrono Cross, one has to wonder if Chu-Chu wasn't Kato's idea and not Takahashi's.

Anyone know if there are supposed to be gameplay improvements between the Japanese version and the American version? The localization seems to be taking awhile on this one.


Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FaustWolf on November 16, 2009, 01:50:50 am
This is probably worth a double post; someone's uploading the prologue scenario for Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H868NTUmOr4) on Youtube. View at own risk -- looks like major spoilers ahoy!! English subs too!

I'm not quite sure what to think about the decision to start the game out like this, from a design perspective. It's probably good from a gameplay perspective since it gives the player some time to tool around with the battle system while having access to higher level skills. But from a scenario perspective, they're basically trading in the surprise that Luna is *******; it seems fairly obvious in the art work. On the other hand, it's not like it's a secret now that the game's already been made and remade several times over the past decade plus. From a purely storytelling perspective it seems there could have been some way to up the drama there, but maybe questions of artistic license and technical considerations came into play.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: RoxSilverFox on November 16, 2009, 09:32:16 pm

Has anyone here played Borderlands for the X-Box 360?

-IMAGE-REDACTED-

The. Most. Random. Game. I've Played.  To Date.

Yeah, it was very random, I didn't mind it though, personally I only really play it online with my friends. I'll probably trade it in for Modern Warfare 2 once I get all the achievements.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on November 19, 2009, 07:46:55 pm
Ace Attorney series confirmed for WiiWare (http://www.qj.net/Phoenix-Wright-Ace-Attorney-series-confirmed-for-WiiWare/pg/49/aid/136033)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/phoenix-01_qjgenth.jpg)

Hells yeah!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Trebuchet on November 19, 2009, 09:12:23 pm
Jesus, so many games coming out and so little money...

I just spent 35$ on Mario & Luigi 3, and I have so many games to beat...
My tendency to impulsively buy games is starting to annoy me.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on November 19, 2009, 11:08:04 pm
sorry to bring it up in 2 different threads but has anyone else here played Cave Story?

If anyone wants to play a game, you should play Cave story.  Amazing platformer, and its freeware.

In fact, Quote, the protagonist, has recently surpassed Serge in terms of my favorite protagonist.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 20, 2009, 03:22:00 am
sorry to bring it up in 2 different threads but has anyone else here played Cave Story?

If anyone wants to play a game, you should play Cave story.  Amazing platformer, and its freeware.

In fact, Quote, the protagonist, has recently surpassed Serge in terms of my favorite protagonist.
:D *Raises hand* I think I've mentioned my love for the game a couple times previously, but who cares?  I love the game.  It's probably one of, if not my favorite side scrolling shooter.  I have a saved game of it on one of our computers in which I am up to the Sacred grounds (aka Hell) and have played it enough where it's not really even that much of a challenge anymore.  There is one last challenge I've yet to try.  Beating it with just the Polar star. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: GenesisOne on November 20, 2009, 12:18:36 pm

I am simply a big fan of the Paper Mario series over the different consoles.

Not just because they followed up on Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (another one of my all-time favorite games), but simply because of their latest venture being Super Paper Mario.  It's returned to its roots with an innovative battle system.

And there's this little dose of reality for some of those on GameFAQs out there:

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/Jigglebilly1983/posting.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on November 20, 2009, 04:58:24 pm
FFXIII is only a couple months away! And XIV is only a little more.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: RoxSilverFox on November 21, 2009, 08:14:27 am
I ain't gonna spoil anything, but the 6th Assassins Tomb in Assassins Creed 2 is a pain in the ass. Be prepared.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on November 21, 2009, 01:17:07 pm
I got New Super Mario Bros. Wii today.

It's terrific~ :3
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Bekkler on November 21, 2009, 02:02:15 pm
Anybody like rail shooters? I played about three hours of Dead Space Extraction last night at a friend's house.
Whoooooooweeee!


It's fantastic on co-op! Solo is a little bit difficult.

However, it's another good example of an "adult" title for the Wii. I have to buy it now.

:franky
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Uboa on November 21, 2009, 04:31:34 pm
sorry to bring it up in 2 different threads but has anyone else here played Cave Story?

If anyone wants to play a game, you should play Cave story.  Amazing platformer, and its freeware.

In fact, Quote, the protagonist, has recently surpassed Serge in terms of my favorite protagonist.

I have been waiting for the WiiWare version of Cave Story (with DLC! *wistful distant gaze...*) for a long, long time.  It should be released any week now.  (So they say.  :roll:)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark3mx on November 23, 2009, 10:36:15 am
I've been delving back into my nerdy Final Fantasy obsession and finally decided to start playing FFIX about 2 weeks ago. No offense to all of them "OMFGFFVIIFANBOIS" But in my opinion, FFIX blows FFVII out of the water. It has an awesome storyline, each character ties into the main plot some way or another, The amount of plot twists are just of epic proportions, and I've just gotten about 2 hours into disc 3. So for those of you who haven't touched a FF game since you either played FFVIII or X/X-2 because of the vast amounts of fail they emit, don't be afraid to get back into the Turn-Based fighting spirit and give IX a try. You won't regret it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Trebuchet on November 23, 2009, 01:57:15 pm
Dark3mx wins the awesome award of the day.

Despite the fact that FFIX overshadows FFVII in every way (except for, maybe, gigantic swords), most people still cling to FFVII like a life-support. Is it just nostalgia, or something else? I honestly don't understand fanboys, and if I bring up the fact that there might be a game simalar but just as good, or better even, they go for my throught.
Imagine telling someone who liked Super Mario 64 quite a bit about Banjo-Kazooie, and watching her ignore you, then proceed to send you hate-mail.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on November 23, 2009, 05:38:53 pm
FFIX is my favourite game, and an absolute joy to play over and over again. Everything about it is beautiful. I long for the day it gets a glorious remake.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Dark3mx on November 23, 2009, 06:58:37 pm
I long for the day it gets a glorious remake.

Eh, I wouldn't want a remake of this gem seeing that a lot of Squeenix's remakes end up being an overkill. And why fix something that's not broken anyways?
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Crono666 on November 24, 2009, 04:28:32 am
I just downloaded Super Mario Kart from the Wii Shoping Channel. And I must say that the game has aged poorly. It feels way too slow, and the controls don't feel right. But on the plus side there's no overpowed Blue Shell to make the game unbalanced.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Trebuchet on November 24, 2009, 05:53:57 pm
I've been replaying the Mario & Luigi series, and now I'm remembering what made them stand out in my mind as great. All three in the series have there ups and downs ; for example, Superstar Saga's battle system seems a little slow compared to the other 2, but the music is much, much more memorable and fun to listen to, compared to Bowser's Inside Story, which has a fast and fun battle system but somewhat annoying music.
All Mario RPGs are great to me because the action element added into battles and exploring breaks the monotony of turned based battles. Plus, there's no random encounters, always a plus.
If you haven't played a Mario RPG, or just want to play an RPG with a little extra, you should definitely pick up Mario & Luigi : Superstar Saga (GBA), Mario & Luigi : Partners in Time, and/or Mario and Luigi : Bowser's Inside Story (NDS).

By the way, I totally agree that the Blue Shell sucks ass.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: neo-fusion on November 24, 2009, 09:19:01 pm
FFXIII is only a couple months away! And XIV is only a little more.

I am not interested in XIV, but XIII is looking fairly fantasitic. The first new gen console final fantasy that looks stunning. I am guranteeing that I get this game.

The battle system looks teriffic as does the graphics, I hope it's storyline can match my standards... At least come somewhere close to FF VII, which is the best IMO, sorry Dark3mx.

Anyway, it looks teriffic.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Bekkler on November 27, 2009, 01:26:10 pm
At least come somewhere close to FF VI, which is the best IMO, sorry Dark3mx.

Fixed it. You had an extra I in that game title.

:franky
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on November 27, 2009, 01:32:47 pm
I completed NSMBWii the other day. I'll copy-paste my post from another forum:

Well, I finished it last night. Overall I loved the hell out of it, I don't how people can call this a rehash when it uses so much great innovation. I prefer it over NSMB for the DS already, and I was enjoying it enough to get every star coin before finishing the last castle.

I unlocked World 9 after beating it (hurray for Star Road resemblance), so I'll have to finish that sometime.

I'd say my only problems are that levels get noticably shorter as the game goes on. The fact I'm aware Miyamoto is fond of shorter games kind of irks me a little (although I certainly agree fun > length), since I got the impression that later on the level designers were like "Well guess that'll do". The last 2 or 3 levels in World 8 are examples that spring to mind. Also, in total there's, what, 10 or 11 Yoshi levels? Plus we can't bring him to other levels, which is understandable I suppose, but in that case we could've done with more being available throughout the game. Every time a Yoshi egg appears it feels like a rare gift, rather the simple joy of getting one in Super Mario World. Last complaint would be the music, I guess? I know I've seen a few complaints aimed at this, particularly the lack of unique tracks in the game. I thought the music was fine as ever (some really superb castle level theme work), but looking back I can see what people mean by there not being a lot of unique themes...

But anyway, the game's mostly pretty spot-on. Deserves about 90%. Know that feeling you get from SMB3 or SMW that's been making you go back to play them frequently for over 10 years? NSMBWii gives the same feeling.


At least come somewhere close to FF IX, which is the best IMO, sorry Dark3mx.

Fixed it. You had an extra I in that game title.

:franky

Silly billy, you're supposed to drop the V and add an X next!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Mr Bekkler on November 27, 2009, 01:33:46 pm
At least come somewhere close to FF IX, which is the best IMO, sorry Dark3mx.

Fixed it. You had an extra I in that game title.

:franky

Silly billy, you're supposed to drop the V and add an X next!

Haha! You got me! :lol:
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on November 30, 2009, 03:45:21 am
At least come somewhere close to hopefully not an FF game, IMO, sorry Dark3mx.

Fixed it. You had an extra I in that game title.

:franky

Silly billy, you're supposed to drop the V and add an X next!

Haha! You got me! :lol:

All I did was skip the rest of the steps for you.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on December 01, 2009, 10:02:34 pm
I am looking forward to FF vs XIII which is being directed by the guy who made Kingdom Hearts! But without the Disney characters, I see this going to be awesome.
I don't care all that much about 13. I just gonna get it because I liked FFX a lot and I see being something similar to that one.
Yeah Final Fantasy should even being called that anymore... just make a new rpg and call it a decent name. After all they are non related...
I would call Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy because of the plot LOL. It's perfect for it! #.#
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 06, 2009, 11:59:24 pm
I long for the day it (FFIX) gets a glorious remake.

Eh, I wouldn't want a remake of this gem seeing that a lot of Squeenix's remakes end up being an overkill. And why fix something that's not broken anyways?

Sword of Mana, Final Fantasy: Dawn of Souls, FFIII DS & FFIV DS at the very least were great remakes. I've also heard good things about Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War, Star Ocean: First Departure & Star Ocean: Second Evolution, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories & the remakes of I & II on PSP (though most people agree they should have been packaged together rather than sold seperately)...Enix has always done a great job remaking various Dragon Quests over the years from the ones on SNES & even the GBC ones all the way up to the current DQIV-VI remakes on DS.

Personally, I've always felt  that IX got the shaft graphically. We got this great game marred by an artistic supposed nostalgia trip that most n00bs interpreted as "kiddie". I wanted the next step after VIII and instead ended up getting a step back in time with big-head mode from NBA Jam.

I think the main reason for remakes though is to get the newer audience that hasn't played them (either due to lack of availability [isn't FFVII the only FF on PSN?] or because some newer gamers just can't handle playing older games)...it's sad, but kids are spoiled with their fancy graphics today, but just because they're graphics whores doesn't mean that they don't deserve to play some of the best games from gaming history, yeah?

Add to that the potential to add new and/or updated content, the fact that they are easier to produce than completely new games and remakes just plain make perfect sense (fiscal if nothing else).

Damn, your remake talk sidetracked me! Anyway, I've been trying to play Halo 3: ODST...Apparently this 360 I'm using is some whacky luck of the draw older version that has some kind of problems reading the newer DVD formats of certain newer games or some gobbledeegook...It's lame & infuriating and only serves to remind me how lame Microsoft is.

Fortunately I've got an RPG that works perfectly to keep myself in check. Infinite Undiscovery is a pretty alright action/adventure RPG for the 360. I got it for $10 at a Hollywood Video (along with a $5 copy of Raiden 3 for PS2) on Black Friday (I'm so pissed I missed out grabbing GTA4 for $10 at Walmart)...I'm not a fan of action/adventure RPGs usually. This is mainly due to poor AI and really just the fact that you normally lose control of your other party members. IU does a fair job of this by having the AI characters at your beck & call (you can call either of your 3 companions to use either of two abilities you can set beforehand to use)...most places it got average reviews, but Sessler over at X-Play on G4 said that it got better as it went along as so far that seems to be holding true...There are two annoying twin children that give Pollum and Porom a run for their money...and with all children characters, I can't fucking stand their voice acting...V_V

Oh yeah! The main reason I came here is to greatly suggest the use of myZoom for no$gba~!! If you run that emulator at all (v2.6a or don't bother) you should get this awesome program. It's got a variety of options that compliment no$. There's Zoom, obviously (I love playing on two full screens with two monitors!), the ability to flip it on its side (fuck yeah, now I can finally play Brain Age & Ninja Gaiden without getting a kink in my neck!), and various filters so that it doesn't look like filth at those larger sizes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED~!!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: IAmSerge on December 07, 2009, 01:46:29 am
sorry to bring it up in 2 different threads but has anyone else here played Cave Story?

If anyone wants to play a game, you should play Cave story.  Amazing platformer, and its freeware.

In fact, Quote, the protagonist, has recently surpassed Serge in terms of my favorite protagonist.

I have been waiting for the WiiWare version of Cave Story (with DLC! *wistful distant gaze...*) for a long, long time.  It should be released any week now.  (So they say.  :roll:)

I'm sorry, but for all of you who don't know about Cave Story, or haven't played it, you NEED to play it. like, now.  Here's the download page.

http://www.miraigamer.net/cavestory/downloads_1.php

Come back when you finish.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 09, 2009, 07:51:59 pm
MEGA MAN 10 ANNOUNCED FOR WIIWARE (http://protodudesrockmancorner.blogspot.com/2009/12/mega-man-10-announced.html)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/NP250_DLmega-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 09, 2009, 07:57:54 pm
Sheep Man?

...

Well, at least originality is something they won't ran out any time soon I guess.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 09, 2009, 09:49:11 pm
...Okay, I knew they were starting to run out of ideas for robot masters, but Sheep man?!   :roll:

Anyway, I recently started The legend of Zelda oracle of Ages.  I've gotten pretty far before, but I finally finished it for the first time.  Then I got the password and am playing through oracle of Seasons which I have beaten many many times, just never with the password, so that's made it at least semi new. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 09, 2009, 10:05:38 pm
...Okay, I knew they were starting to run out of ideas for robot masters, but Sheep man?!   :roll:

Anyway, I recently started The legend of Zelda oracle of Ages.  I've gotten pretty far before, but I finally finished it for the first time.  Then I got the password and am playing through oracle of Seasons which I have beaten many many times, just never with the password, so that's made it at least semi new. 

Oh come on, Sheep Man looks awesome. The fourth game had Junk Man and Toad Man. Plus there HAVE been worse.

Nice, the Oracle games are awesome. If you finish both of the games with passwords you'll get access to the extra dungeon where you fight Twinrova and Ganon. I think you have to finish both games passworded but I'm not sure...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on December 09, 2009, 10:49:03 pm
Where is my Rockman X9 with 32bit graphics!! XD
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 09, 2009, 11:23:53 pm
I've played the Oracle games, but haven't finished them yet, and I don't plan to, at least not anytime soon, but someday I will.

I think you have to finish both games passworded but I'm not sure...

Yes, you have to. That means playing through three times. One for the other game's password, two for the first game's password, and finally three for the true ending.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 10, 2009, 12:09:33 am
If Zero isn't finally created by Dr. Wily in this one, I'm going to be just slightly more pissed than I was the last time around. Love the artwork though; it brings to mind Mega Man I. Is that official or done by the magazine for the report?

Protoman's cape looks kinda Zero-ish in that art...maybe some of those fan suspicions -- nevermind.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 10, 2009, 12:36:48 am
...Okay, I knew they were starting to run out of ideas for robot masters, but Sheep man?!   :roll:

Anyway, I recently started The legend of Zelda oracle of Ages.  I've gotten pretty far before, but I finally finished it for the first time.  Then I got the password and am playing through oracle of Seasons which I have beaten many many times, just never with the password, so that's made it at least semi new. 

Oh come on, Sheep Man looks awesome. The fourth game had Junk Man and Toad Man. Plus there HAVE been worse.
I wasn't denying that there have been terrible ones.  Just I think this one surpasses many of the previous ridiculous ones. 
Oh and Junk man is in 7.  It's Dust man that's in 4.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 10, 2009, 12:48:17 am
They've just been trying to outdo themselves in ridiculous robot shticks since Top Man, but I say, "IT CANNOT BE DONE~!!"

8-Bit is unnecessary now. The series should look as good (i.e. better) than the ZX series or w/e...and get on a new Legends, dammit!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: placidchap on December 10, 2009, 10:11:52 am
How is 8-bit unnecessary?  They can save more colours for ZXY or whatever they come out with next.  There is nothing wrong with some 8-bit  goodness.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 10, 2009, 03:47:44 pm
I wonder who dreamed of Sheep Man...
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: GenesisOne on December 10, 2009, 04:10:54 pm

One arcade game I will always love is the Point Blank series.

Conceivably one of the best Party FPS games out there.  The sheer comedy within this is reason enough for me to always try and top my high score.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 13, 2009, 02:42:57 am
The main site is up now:

http://www.square-enix.co.jp/est/ (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/est/)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 13, 2009, 04:09:27 am
8-Bit is unnecessary because our systems can handle more and we can make even sprites look better than that. I can understand a graphical style being chosen (like say cel shading), but to choose it just for a nostalgic twist is a lazy gimmick. But it is Megaman, it's not like I expect a lot. Run, Shoot, Boss, Repeat...

Anyway, just scooped up 3 games for 360...RE5, GTA4 & Too Human. Resident Evil 5 so far is what I expected: RE4 style with black zombo virus people (instead of white hillbilly/texas chainsaw zombo virus people)...I'm not especially thrilled with the need to keep a partner alive, so hopefully I can get a decent co-op player to help me out...It's been quite a while since I last played RE4 so I'm still getting used to the control layout again...

Grand Theft Auto 4 seems pretty good so far (though I haven't done much). It's strange to have such better driving physics in a GTA...Will I have to actually use the regular break now?! One small thing I've noted and assume will remain true throughout the course of the game is that it's strange and awkward dressing a middle-aged Russian man...>_>

Too Human is a strange, quirky action/adventure RPG thing. Part Norse myth, part cyber punk-inspired future war. Nice character class and abilities that makes me think I'll be playing through this more than once...Kind of a learning curve I'm still going through with the controls though...unique & pretty fun though.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 13, 2009, 07:23:25 pm
Super Mario World Beta Remake released (http://www.unseen64.net/2009/11/30/merry-xmas-super-mario-world-beta-remake-released)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 15, 2009, 01:33:35 pm
Nintendo trademarks "Zii" (http://www.qj.net/qjnet/news/nintendo-trademarks-zii-in-japan.html)

...Wait, what?

And this was too awesome not to link:
Capcom hands out Energy Tanks (http://www.qj.net/qjnet/wii/capcom-hands-out-e-tanks-for-the-fans.html)
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: tripehound on December 15, 2009, 04:23:30 pm
Likely a move on Nintendo's part to discourage the development of a Wii knock-off. They won't do anything with the name; they'll just sit on it to ensure no one else tries to use it.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: skylark on December 15, 2009, 08:19:49 pm
Sheep Man...

Possibly a reference and/or indication to the Maverick Bosses in MMX, which were pretty much almost all animals? :shock:

I smell a conspiracy theory!

*gets bricked*
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 15, 2009, 09:57:03 pm
Sheep Man...

Possibly a reference and/or indication to the Maverick Bosses in MMX, which were pretty much almost all animals? :shock:

I smell a conspiracy theory!

*gets bricked*
Huh.  I hadn't thought of that.  I don't know but it's possible.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on December 15, 2009, 11:30:33 pm
Gotta say, always thought it was way overrated. Still feel the exact same since I notice countless flaws with it. But it's much more amazing than I remember it to be.

Currently playing through Final Fantasy VII *hiss* the name that overshadows every other thing Square has under it's belt.
I had read the whole story, watched the whole plot, and knew every last detail of it.

But if Chrono has taught me anything, it's that watching and playing are 2 VERY different experiences. I had left off years ago(since I had borrowed from a relative for a weekend only)just getting out of Midgar on Disc 1. Currently I'm on Disc 2, and...
well, spoilers ahead...

I just lost Cloud when he ditched me to hang with his master, Sephy. Joy. Specially since I'm stuck with Barret and Cait Sith. I spent the game leveling up Tifa(who's being murdered right now), Cloud(already stated), and Aerith. Average level at this point is 36. Tifa was 38-39, Vincent(also unusable at the moment)42, Cloud 42, and believe it or not I leveled Aerith mad. 40. Sounds weaker than the other 2 right? But keep in mind I haven't had her on my party in awhile now since she leaves toward the end of disc 1. The rest of my party was about level 34 when she was 40. Where everyone would die, she would triumph. Thus making it all the more saddening(and admittingly made me cry)when the end of Disc 1 came around and her fate was sealed. I saw it coming, and have prepared myself years for it, and it did squat. :lol: I'd put that moment in terms of epicness on par with the Magus fight easily. The rest of the game's events? Meh, not so much, CT obliterates, but that one scene can easily hold it's own with any game(and without that scene honestly the majority of FFVII's luster would be crap covered).

It's definetly fun, however I dunno if it's that I'm used to the analog stick or what, but controlling Cloud in tight locations can sometimes be an extreme pain and he'll spaz out. The graphiocs of the overwrld, even for it's time, seem OK at best and everyone I know(even the FFVII fanboys that are my friends)can agree that they aren't that great. The graphics are much better for battles(I suppose it does add the unintentional effect of the world's look amazing compared to the crappy characters and the battles look great too)and the cutscenes obviously are the main selling point(at the time and even in the future some of the best graphics period).

Overrall though a great game. But as I said at the start, I retain my opinion still, highly overrated and far from the best game ever. It's one of the best, but THE best? Ha!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 16, 2009, 02:23:06 pm
I think you have to finish both games passworded but I'm not sure...

Yes, you have to. That means playing through three times. One for the other game's password, two for the first game's password, and finally three for the true ending.
Actually you don't.  Last night I finished Seasons with the password and got to the extra dungeon.  You just need to get the password after beating one of the games, enter it in the other, and you go through the game and get to fight Twinrova and Ganon and all that.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on December 16, 2009, 03:19:50 pm
I'll put in a kind word on FFVII:

Is it overrated? Yes, most definitely. But is its popularity well-deserved? Absolutely.

Like most popular side characters that become main characters in a show or work of literature, over exposure is slowing doing in FF7, which has since spawned its own OVA(have yet to see it), movie(loved it), and three spin off games, only one of which  was available on a platform console, and therefore, capable of the same quality overall as the original. Now, this has had some degree of success, as well as some degree of failure. I freaking loved Advent Children, and even if I accept it as non-canon, it was worth the price of admission/dvd/pirating it off of the Internet/what have you. However, at a certain point, enough is enough. The original game was amazing; rivaling FF6 and 9 as the best Final Fantasy game. I have a feeling that even the most ardent fans would agree that a third game in an RPG series that everyone here had better be aware of, would've been better than a third spinoff of FF7.

Now where's the kind word in all of this? Well, FF7 definitely deserves this popularity. Consider Pop Rock, an entity far more mainstream pop culture than Final Fantasy games will ever be(outside of Japan, anyways). Where are Hanson, most of the members of N-Sync or the Backstreet Boyz, who just ten years ago, you couldn't walk into a public domain without hearing something good or bad about one or the other. Now consider them today, where very few of these people still exist in the public eye. They're popularity was ill-deserved and fleeting. Now consider bands like ACDC or Jimi Hendrix(yes, he was a band in and of himself). ACDC is still doing tours around the world, and I'm sure Hendrix would be had he not died of a heroine overdose. Moreover, fans of both still wait for ACDC to do a tour, or come out with a new CD, or for another Hendrix cover band to pop up. I'd consider these people's fame much more deserved than their pop rock successors.

What does this have to do with FF7? Well, 15 years after it was released, there is still a clamoring for a new spin off, or new OST release, or cameos, etc. That there is such a demand for this franchise so long after the original debuted shows that there is a bit more to it than the shallow popularity of a fad. FF7 had something that touched and inspired people, so that even 15 years later, people are still wanting more of it; to interact with its character again, or fight the same story again. It was the first on the PS1, and hosted an extremely cutting edge graphics engine for its time. It's spiritual successor in this regard, FF10, had no such love from its fans.

In short, FF7 is a standout game and franchise. It's overrated, sure, but at least its overratedness is made less sufferable by the fact that it deserves the popularity it has.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: GenesisOne on December 16, 2009, 06:36:40 pm

I liked Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

...or were you talking about a different OVA?

The reason FFX didn't fare as well was because it was TOO avant-garde.  Experience points got replaced with ability points and sphere grids (shudder).

I guess the real problem with being avant-garde is wondering who's putting on who.

Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on December 16, 2009, 07:58:29 pm
VII is extremely over rated, now does this mean it's bad? No. It's a great game. No one deny that it's a extraordinary game. Is its popularity well deserved? I think so at least it deserves to be popular, but not as popular as other FFs. IX being my favorite is one I believe deserves popularity.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on December 16, 2009, 08:01:41 pm

I liked Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

...or were you talking about a different OVA?


Advent Children I've seen. That was the movie. I was talking about FF7: Last Order, which I'll see sometime in the not too distant future, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 16, 2009, 08:49:45 pm
I loved FFX, it was one of the few FFs I kept going back to after completing it (namely for the massive amount of sidequests, cactuars and monster arena). I also really loved the Sphere Grid. There are so many moments and features in FFX that make it one of the best Final Fantasy games to me; I'd have to say it's a favourite along with IX and IV.

Anyone else playing The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks? Wait, don't go! It's ok! They fixed most of the problems from Phantom Hourglass! Seriously though, Spirit Tracks is really enjoyable so far.

Planning to finish up Persona 4 soon and start a new game+. I'm in the last dungeon (the normal ending one anyway, aiming for the true ending afterward), so that won't be long off. Speaking of Persona, I'm working on a game in RPG Maker that mixes the Pokémon world with elements of the Persona games. It's turning out pretty well so far.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 16, 2009, 10:15:33 pm
Planning to finish up Persona 4 soon and start a new game+. I'm in the last dungeon (the normal ending one anyway, aiming for the true ending afterward), so that won't be long off. Speaking of Persona, I'm working on a game in RPG Maker that mixes the Pokémon world with elements of the Persona games. It's turning out pretty well so far.
Oh God, I loved that games sound track. The true final fight's song  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl-QXNTH83I)is epic, the end portion that is a instrumental remix of "Reach Out to the Truth". My spine melts.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 17, 2009, 05:39:34 am
Oh God, I loved that games sound track. The true final fight's song  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl-QXNTH83I)is epic, the end portion that is a instrumental remix of "Reach Out to the Truth". My spine melts.

Yeah it is, in fact the whole soundtrack is awesome. I love the music for the TV World plaza ("Backside of the TV").
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on December 17, 2009, 06:48:09 pm
SE site sucks. I tried to sign up for FF14 beta like 20 times now wouldn't accept my password!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Romana on December 18, 2009, 02:34:14 am
FF8 is out on the PSN today, apparently.

WHICH MEANS 9 IS NEXT <3
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: GenesisOne on December 18, 2009, 03:28:16 pm

Don't you mean wouldn't accept your password?

And yes, such behavior is easily understandable of Squeenix.

They obviously want you to wait like everyone else who holds fast to the company like a bunch of religious zealots. 
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on December 18, 2009, 04:55:22 pm
It should be against the law to import FF13 and post videos on youtube of it! Its so enticing!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Truthordeal on December 18, 2009, 06:35:54 pm
It should be against the law to import FF13 and post videos on youtube of it! Its so enticing!

Oddly enough...it kind of is.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: ZealKnight on December 18, 2009, 07:23:28 pm
There are so many streams and vids of the game everywhere. I hate it!
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 19, 2009, 02:36:40 am
I am now under the impression that if there was a man name Cid added, then Avatar could pass off as a Finial Fantasy movie. In other news a correlation between Avatar and new furries has researches race to find out why.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 19, 2009, 02:59:29 am
Oooh, how was the movie Kebrel? Did you see it in full 3D or just at a regular theater?

I'm on pins and needles because if it sucks, it could mark the end of Cameron's career given how expensive it was.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: KebreI on December 19, 2009, 03:56:25 am
I saw it in "real 3-d" and I loved it. I haven't been to the theaters in some time, and these 3d movies haven't been any good at all. Cameron pulls through though, and the movie really does shine. Its not the greatest movie ever as some people say but it is a damn fine one. Plus Sigourney Weaver is a "total power-babe" as my friend would say.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: GenesisOne on December 19, 2009, 04:00:31 am

You gotta admire James Cameron for putting together (with the help of the executive producers) the most expensive movie production to date (Based on outside sources, it's around half a billion dollars).  I'm confident he'll get it back.

I saw it in Real-D 3D as well on the midnight release.  Visual bombardment to the max!!

Despite the slightly pedestrian plot (I know it's based off of Dances With Wolves) and the stereotyping of the antagonist, it was an amazing movie overall.  I'd give it a 9 out of 10.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Trebuchet on December 19, 2009, 04:23:56 am
I haven't seen the movie, but the fact that the plot is similar to Dances With Wolves doesn't make it worse. That particular story of assimilation into a culture you were supposed to fight against is all over the damn place, along with the main antagonist being a member of the protagonist's family, and such. All ideas have another idea fueling them.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: GenesisOne on December 19, 2009, 04:25:59 am

Even so, this was an original expression of such an idea, and a very good expression at that.

What I wouldn't give to see it again in the near future.

Then again, I can always wait for the DVD release in the next 5-6 months.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: Trebuchet on December 19, 2009, 04:32:29 am
I'm looking forward to seeing it with my friends next week (This time I'm inviting friends who won't be a bunch of assholes during the movie.)

ANYWAYS, back to games, I got Zelda: Spirit Tracks, and it's an extremely strange version of Zelda. Considering it's pretty much Phantom Hourglass on a train, it's not bad. The best part is no damned Temple of the Sea King.
Title: Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
Post by: MagilsugaM on December 19, 2009, 07:01:20 am
I want to start another playthrough of Eternal Sonata...
I got the PS3 version and it seems the ending is different and to get the original ending you need to finish the game once more on the other harder setting... >___>
As if the game wasn't hard already LOL!

OH!!! Final Fantasy XIII sold over 1 million copies in japan 1st day... damn... O.O
Now i want the game more than ever XD