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If you can't slam with the best (aka RPG Thread XVIII), then jam with the rest!


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#421 kainzero

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:09 PM

i'm looking at the ps3 ones, mainly because my ps2 is busted.

i've heard good stuff for totori over meruru... but can't really confirm. i'll probably just play one of them so i gotta make it count, lol.

but first i gotta finish this alchemy master game. it's quite grindy... fantastic game but the story is kinda crappy, the character and character design is atypical anime (and your buddies are the loli, the tsundere, and the friendly motherly figure). still, the strategy mechanics are great.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:25 PM

Which one are you going to Fuck?

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:33 PM

Debating selling my gamecube symphonia but don't know if I should bank a us release of the ps3 remaster

#424 kainzero

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:33 AM

Which one are you going to Fuck?

tsundere, her art is the best, but that isn't saying much.

also no loli prease.
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#425 ID2006

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:58 AM

I put down P3 because I learned that after 20 hours devoted I was only a 1/4th of the way finished. Tartarus was already pretty repetitive at that point, and my classmate relationships never extended beyond the usual anime bullshit. So yeah, too japanese.


Yay. I've discovered someone with the same opinion of P3 as me.



As for the Tales HD port... hmm. I think I'll pass (assuming it gets an English release in the first place.) I'd 100% buy it, though, if they'd put the PS1 version of Tales of Phantasia (or SNES, I'm not picky) on it, too. That game was awesome, and before Namco and other companies got stuck on generic anime graphics. Ahh, the good old days.

#426 Zmonkay

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

Symphonia could be great in "true" HD, not just clean up the jaggies (though that would certainly help, it hasn't aged all that well imho). Symphonia 2... Fuck off. Started it, thought "this is better than everyone was saying" and it just... never went anywhere. At all.

Now give me my fucking Tales of Rebirth gods dammit!
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#427 themaster20000

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

I put down P3 because I learned that after 20 hours devoted I was only a 1/4th of the way finished. Tartarus was already pretty repetitive at that point, and my classmate relationships never extended beyond the usual anime bullshit. So yeah, too japanese.


That was basically me when I first played it. I did give it a shot after 3 years of not even touching it,and glad I did since it got much better. Biggest problem was that their was really no plot for the first 20 hours,it was just wait for the next full moon for something interesting to happen.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

Looks like a poor man Persona is coming out in Japan called Mind/Zero on the PS Vita. It looks interesting, it might come in the US if they hyped it like a Persona game.
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#429 R. Kasahara

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

Symphonia 2... Fuck off. Started it, thought "this is better than everyone was saying" and it just... never went anywhere.

Huh. I remember back when you started it, and was like, "this isn't so bad."

Maybe I should get it out of the way sooner rather than later...
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#430 eldergamer

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:09 PM

I've never finished any Tales games. Never got a past a few hours with any of them.

Played the Atelier (uh 1. maybe 3?) and Mana Khameia games on :ps2: haven't touched any of the ones on :ps3: . I liked the crafting aspect.

Persona 3 bored me. Too many roadblocks (You're too tired to fight), waiting for the full moon, dialogue choices, etc.
I just finished Persona 2: Innocent Sin and loved that. Put nearly 60 hours into it.

RPGs seem for handhelds these days.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:44 AM

Symphonia was the only tales I finished. I got to volt in eternia but my copy was glitched.

#432 Indignate

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:48 AM

What does that even mean?

I think I only ever made it a couple hours into that one. Gonna get to it when I finish Destiny.

9 hours in and I just got done attacking pirate ships or something I don't know.

#433 Zmonkay

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Huh. I remember back when you started it, and was like, "this isn't so bad."

Maybe I should get it out of the way sooner rather than later...


Haha yeah, it started off decently enough. But the plot never really took off much (even after the big "twist"), the monster recruiting seemed way too luck based so I was using the exact same team for most of what I played, and eventually the enemies just became damage sponges. Not difficult, just tedious. Youtubed the last ~1/3 of the game, and determined I didn't really miss anything lol.
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#434 R. Kasahara

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

Funny-but-true post of the day.

Etrian Odyssey IV has its hooks in me but good. It's pretty much the game I needed right now.

Haha yeah, it started off decently enough. But the plot never really took off much (even after the big "twist"), the monster recruiting seemed way too luck based so I was using the exact same team for most of what I played, and eventually the enemies just became damage sponges. Not difficult, just tedious. Youtubed the last ~1/3 of the game, and determined I didn't really miss anything lol.

"Tedious" doesn't sound very good for me at the moment, but maybe later. At least it's short for a Tales game, from the sounds of it.
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#435 panzerfaust

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

Wow I never remembered having trouble with FF9 before. Only a few hours in and I honestly can't press forward. Going to have to reload an older save and grind.

Is it because I changed the system to 'Active'? Can't see how that would make such a big difference. Enemies can 2 shot all my characters...

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#436 Indignate

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:07 PM

Only always play on active.

Someone in this thread was having trouble cuz they were going up to fight the dragons from the Grotto when you're not supposed to do that. Maybe you wandered into the wrong area or something.

#437 panzerfaust

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:15 PM

Maybe I'm supposed to go somewhere else on the worldmap first? Just weird because they said I need to head to Burmecia, and everything there is out of my league.

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#438 Indignate

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:25 PM

Yeah, if you're heading to Burmecia, than you're going through the Grotto. The only enemies that I remember being troublesome were the dragons you can run into from an exit in the Grotto.

I think you can pick up Quina for the first time too. Did you do that? Maybe it's harder cuz you don't have a full party?

#439 Zmonkay

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:34 PM

Only place in 9 I remember struggling with was when a later dungeon (in pyramids or something like that? It's been a while) where the team was forceably split in 2 and one team was severely underleveled. Fuck you Eiko...
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#440 panzerfaust

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:34 PM

Yeah think I need to go to some forest before going straight to the Grotto. Just weird, I was totally unaware.

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#441 Indignate

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:35 PM

Eiko is awesome.

It's your fault if she was underleveled.

#442 raiden_86

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:45 AM

Eiko is awesome.

It's your fault if she was underleveled.


She rocks and so does Amarant Coral. I really wanted Steiner & Vivi in my final dungeon team, but they didn't make the cut.

#443 Indignate

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:43 AM

Vivi is awesome.

It's your fault if he didn't make the cut.

I didn't even like Admarant.

#444 raiden_86

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:04 AM

Vivi is awesome, no doubt, but for my party Garnet and Eiko provided the magic AND healing.

What don't you like about Amarant? He's like the most balanced character in the game. Chakra + Power Up to restore HP & MP , Aura for auto life and regen, both can be cast on anyone and during his limit he can cast on the party, wat? Countdown and Curse were, I thought, surprisingly effectve and Throw could deal some big damage.

I also liked how he didn't get along with Eiko at first lol.

#445 panzerfaust

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:37 AM

Alright well I'm past that super odd segment. Now 8 hours in, battles feel a bit clunky but otherwise I'm digging it.

They really dropped the ball with this Trance thing, though. So dumb.

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#446 GhostShark

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:11 AM

Trance and Eiko were the only things about the game I actually hated.

Gonna get one of the three Final Fantasy games I have not played (IV, V, VI) this week. Which one should I get? Or maybe I can just play FFX again.
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#447 Indignate

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:16 AM

IV cuz it's the best.

VI cuz it's the second best.

V because it's at least better than X.

#448 GhostShark

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:31 AM

That third one is obviously not true.
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#449 Indignate

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

Can you just not? You know?

There's this cool little part where you go on a date/tour of the town in Tales of Destiny and your other party members try to stealth follow you. The Tales games love doing the Japanese expressions thing (water drops or lines above forehead) and that plus the sprites made this section really enjoyable.



#450 Zmonkay

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

Vivi is probably my favorite FF character. Eiko can eat a dick. Dagger had enough white magic, Vivi rocked the black, what do I need Eiko for? (don't recall which spells she got Dagger didn't, just a different array of summons)
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