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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #810 on: February 20, 2009, 11:33:56 pm »
Uh, did you mean 2300 AD?

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #811 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

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #812 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.
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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #814 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.

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #815 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.

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #816 on: February 25, 2009, 02:02:44 pm »

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #817 on: February 25, 2009, 02:09:22 pm »
There may be hope yet for the FFIV sequel to get an english release!

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.

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #818 on: February 25, 2009, 04:39:37 pm »
Yeah, pretty soon them Japanese'll be gaming on their contact lenses...

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« Reply #819 on: February 25, 2009, 04:57:10 pm »
There may be hope yet for the FFIV sequel to get an english release!

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.

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #820 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...

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #821 on: February 25, 2009, 05:42:20 pm »
MOUNT AND BLADE IS FUCKING AMAZING.

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #822 on: February 25, 2009, 08:00:02 pm »
Yea, for my crappy laptop barely running it, it is fun though.

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #823 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?

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Re: Video Game Discussion Thread
« Reply #824 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?