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General Discussion / Any other Romance of the Three Kingdoms fans here?
« on: February 21, 2006, 09:23:36 pm »
There is a lot more to it than war though. I spent over 200 hours on one play through, and most of that time was between battles. If you just try to march through taking over all the cities by force and spend no time building up the cities you take, other forces will march right in behind you and take em from you. Two things really separate this from other strategy games. One is the rpg elements like items, character stats, and special abilities. The other is the individual relationships between officers, as opposed to everything being on a mass scale.

General Discussion / Any other Romance of the Three Kingdoms fans here?
« on: February 21, 2006, 02:40:37 am »
I played Nobunaga's Ambition, but its been a LOOOOONG time. I think the reason I didnt like it as much as RotTK is that it only allowed you to do like one thing per month. I think. As I said, its been a while.

Anyway, if you get one of the newer ones, get 10. Its awesome. The debates and duels are the best in the series. It also maintains and improves upon all the micro managing aspects of the series, which is also why I love these games. The battles are also great. A little hint: Marksmen+towers own all. Speaking of Nobunagas Ambition, you can unlock a ton of avatars for your created characters and many of them are from N.A.

General Discussion / Any other Romance of the Three Kingdoms fans here?
« on: February 19, 2006, 05:36:02 am »
Ive been playing em since RotTK 2 for the SNES. I always felt sorta like a weirdo for playing these games because I dont know any others who play them. And those who I introduced to the games also thought I was weird :) . Im still a huge fan though and always get the new versions as soon as they come out.

General Discussion / Top 10 RPGs of all time
« on: February 10, 2006, 04:57:16 am »
I consider Zelda an action adventure with rpg elements. Also, A Link to the Past is my second favorite game ever, behind CT.

General Discussion / I love these Compendium visitors
« on: February 10, 2006, 04:53:39 am »
Man, when I first found out about this site I was posting on gamefaqs. Didnt really like the general attitude/maturity level of about 90 percent of the posters there, but didnt know where else to go. I decided to check this site out and proceeded to spend about 4 hours that first night reading through the encyclopedia before I even registered for the forums. Havnt gone back to gamefaqs forums yet.

General Discussion / Anybody else playing/played Dragon Quest 8?
« on: February 10, 2006, 04:48:36 am »
Yeah, its pretty tough compared to most newer RPGs. Money is tough to come by at first too. You find it in sums like 4 and 10, rather than 40 and 100. But save up and get the boomerang as quickly as possible. Trust me, its god like at this early point in the game.

General Discussion / NFL Draft thread
« on: February 10, 2006, 04:44:57 am »
Dont know how many other NFL fans are out there, but those of you who are know that this is the time of year when we look forward to the draft. So, who is your team, what is their draft position, who do you want them to take, who do you think they WILL take, etc, etc.

I'm a Saints fan and we have the 2nd pick in the draft. I cant decide right now if I want Leinart or Young. Either way, we better take a frickin QB! Im thinking we'll get Leinart.

General Discussion / Salute your shorts; classic Nick
« on: February 10, 2006, 04:30:49 am »
I can go back a little further even. One of my favorite shows used to be called, if my memories correct, "You Cant Do That On Television". It was the show where people got slimed and came out of lockers and told jokes and what not.

General Discussion / Seattle was completely cheated.
« on: February 09, 2006, 06:04:07 pm »
Saints fan here. Glad their comin back home to NO next year. Cant wait for the draft.

General Discussion / Randomness...
« on: February 07, 2006, 03:07:38 pm »
Lavos would win easy. I like FFX, but it appears to me that Sin was a rip off of Lavos, at least appearance wise. Sin is the poor mans Lavos.

General Discussion / Hamas
« on: February 07, 2006, 03:39:47 am »
Couldnt help it man. Im like Monk :)

General Discussion / Hamas
« on: February 07, 2006, 03:09:26 am »
*makes 100th post in topic for no reason but to make a nice even number*

*reads other posts in topic*

*goes to look for this supposed "porn" on the internet*


General Discussion / Anybody else playing/played Dragon Quest 8?
« on: February 06, 2006, 02:58:15 am »
Well you are travelling with a King and his daughter who have been transformed into a monster and a horse respectively. Their kingdom is over run by thorn vines and in ruin. All this is because of an evil Jester named Dhoulmagus. You and your partner Yangus are trying to find Dhoulmagus and restore the King, Princess, and their kingdom. This is where Im at so far, and is what you'd learn in 5 minutes of playing.

The king and daughter are NPCs. You work for and travel with them. The battle system is like an oldschool traditional RPG. You control all the characters, though you can set them to AI. Each character can use 3 weapon types plus their fists. When you level up, you are given skill points that you can put into any of these 4 weapon types, as well as a special 5th skill set which isnt weapon specific. Where you put skill points determines what skills you learn as well as your proficiency with each weapon type. Fights are random, though there are a few monster that are visable on the overworld. These are much tougher.

The graphics are cel shaded and very nice, though not as good as Zelda WW IMO. Time cycles from day to night, and many things are different depending on the time such as what characters say, what shops are open, enemy strength, etc. You can press start to talk to members of your own party, which is cool. Also, some of the equipment that you wear actually changes your characters appearance, which is cool as well. And the world is MASSIVE. There is much to explore in between towns, dungeons, etc., and you get to actually travel from place to place rather than select from a menu.

All in all, even though Im just starting this, Id highly recommend it. Its the best RPG Ive started in a while as it keeps the old school feel that I like.

General Discussion / Top 10 RPGs of all time
« on: February 06, 2006, 02:36:56 am »
This is my list. Feel free to comment or add your own.

10. Final Fantasy 10 - PS2
  9. Lunar:EB - PS
  8. Suikoden 2 - PS
  7. Skies of Arcadia - DC
  6. Earthbound - SNES
  5. Breath of Fire 3 - PS
  4. Suikoden - PS
  3. Lunar:SSSC - PS
  2. Final Fantasy 3/6 - SNES
  1. Chrono Trigger - SNES

Honorable mentions to Grandia 2(DC), Lufia 2(SNES), Xenogears(PS), Super Mario RPG(SNES), FF7(PS), Star Ocean TSS(PS) and several others, because this was a hard list to make. Well, after 1 and 2 anyway.

Also, I didnt include any "tactics" type RPGs (FF Tactics, Tactics Ogre), or "adventure" RPGs (Zelda, Illusion of Gaia, Secret of Mana) otherwise my list would look different in some places.

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