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#1711 Feeding the Abscess

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:41 AM

alright, no. not doing this. the original Final Fantasy is just...unplayable

The PS1 version has an easy mode that increases the amount of XP and gold you get. I don't think it weakens monsters in any way. It also has a sprint button and improved visuals.


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#1712 The Crotch

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:24 AM

I had it back on 5 and 1/4 floppy disks. Didn't it also come with a little text/code book where you had to read paragraphs of journal entries in a physical book when they were referenced in-game?

 

That sounds like A Thing That Would Be Done. "Quote this part of the manual" was a very popular anti-piracy technique. My favourite old-timey bit of copy protection was definitely the cipher wheel, though.

 

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#1713 Indignate

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:03 AM

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#1714 corrosivefrost

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:09 AM

alright, no. not doing this. the original Final Fantasy is just...unplayable

 

I beg to differ.  Then again, we have very different tastes.

As a kid, I always kept trying to play it and beat it on a rental; that was futile. :lol:

I'd always make it to the Earth cave and then get wrecked by some of the monsters in there and didn't really like the idea of grinding at the time to get powerful enough to do it, especially because it was a rental due back in the next few days.

Then my Uncle came upon the game and started playing it and I had the Nintendo Power guide for it... which lead to me riding shotgun and providing navigational tips to him as he played through the game.  Those couple weeks are probably some of my fondest memories of time spent with that Uncle... and it definitely was the starting point of my liking Final Fantasy games.



#1715 eldergamer

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:09 PM

That sounds like A Thing That Would Be Done. "Quote this part of the manual" was a very popular anti-piracy technique. My favourite old-timey bit of copy protection was definitely the cipher wheel, though.

 

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That sounds like A Thing That Would Be Done. "Quote this part of the manual" was a very popular anti-piracy technique. My favourite old-timey bit of copy protection was definitely the cipher wheel, though.

 

ndVhZam.jpg

 

That sounds like A Thing That Would Be Done. "Quote this part of the manual" was a very popular anti-piracy technique. My favourite old-timey bit of copy protection was definitely the cipher wheel, though.

 

ndVhZam.jpg

 

That sounds like A Thing That Would Be Done. "Quote this part of the manual" was a very popular anti-piracy technique. My favourite old-timey bit of copy protection was definitely the cipher wheel, though.

 

 

 

The cipher wheels for the old AD&D Gold box games were the worst. Especially trying to figure out similar looking runes on an Apple II with poor resolution.


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#1716 The Crotch

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:19 AM

I am hype as Fuck.

 

 

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#1717 creid

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:04 PM

also hecka random but I wanna say,

 

I'm really glad that the new PS4 and xbone consoles are coming out now,

 

becoz to me it means the console space is going to be filled with a lot of real shitty to average games for the next year at least lol.

 

it seems a lot of gamers are really into that stuff,

 

but me personally I am most excited about not giving a fukk til 2015 when an actual good game comes out.

 

gives me plenty of time to work thru my backlog!! much of which consists of RPGs lol

Amen to this. I'm finally almost done with my backlog, and I owe it all to the release slowdown that comes with the new consoles.

 

On the RPG topic, Ys Seven was gooooood. It's a shame I waited this long to play it - Celceta is really similar-looking, so I don't want to burn out on Ys by playing it too soon.



#1718 corrosivefrost

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:15 PM

I'm in full agreement with you guys.  I have no real interest in playing any of the exclusives coming out on PS4 immediately, I just built a gaming PC so I have anything released as PC/Xbox/PS4 covered mostly.

 

Hopefully this will get me to focus on my backlog without adding too much to it. :)



#1719 weevles

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:30 AM

I thought this was the RPG thread, not the rain on others' parade thread?  :p

 

I'm pretty excited for Tales on PS4.  Seems like Japan devs are in for PS4 so we're going to see some good stuff for next gen.



#1720 sherlock2g

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:31 PM

I thought this was the RPG thread, not the rain on others' parade thread?  :p

 

I'm pretty excited for Tales on PS4.  Seems like Japan devs are in for PS4 so we're going to see some good stuff for next gen.

Uncharted and a new Tales for PS4, now I got to get this thing.


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#1721 Kazaganthi

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:52 AM

Uncharted and a new Tales for PS4, now I got to get this thing.

 

I'm in (KH3 + FF15 too)! But aren't we talking 2015 or later? I don't need to be in right this moment. :)

 

Tales of Symphonia HD and Tales of Xillia 2 should keep me still playing PS3 next year. Among other things like The Witch and the Hundred Knights, FFX HD, KH2.5 HD, Lightning Returns (?), Dark Souls 2, and probably lots more if I added cross-gen titles.



#1722 Chizu

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:20 PM

Does anyone here have any opinions om Vagrant Story? I currently have a like new copy of it sitting in my Amazon cart and I was wondering what everyone here thought of it

 

#1723 SinOfHeart

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:37 PM

Does anyone here have any opinions om Vagrant Story? I currently have a like new copy of it sitting in my Amazon cart and I was wondering what everyone here thought of it


I really liked the game back when I played it on the PS1, and it looked super awesome for its time. I think some people complain about the game's difficulty, but I didn't really have much trouble, just make sure you make and upgrade 2-3 weapons with varying types so you can swap if a boss is super resistant against your weapon type. I've actually been meaning to play it and Chrono Cross again at some point, but lately I've been focused on games I have in my backlog that I haven't finished yet.

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#1724 panzerfaust

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:52 PM

 

Does anyone here have any opinions om Vagrant Story? I currently have a like new copy of it sitting in my Amazon cart and I was wondering what everyone here thought of it

The opening dungeon is a bit grimy but it's a great game. Not long either, maybe 12 hours. Somewhat complicated weapon customization, combat is like a muscle memory QTE sort of thing (honestly takes getting used to if you play on an HD tv with delay), good story with very nicely styled in-game cutscenes (I think they outclass MGS's). It's also only 5.99 on the PS store if that's an option for you.



#1725 Chizu

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:06 PM

The opening dungeon is a bit grimy but it's a great game. Not long either, maybe 12 hours. Somewhat complicated weapon customization, combat is like a muscle memory QTE sort of thing (honestly takes getting used to if you play on an HD tv with delay), good story with very nicely styled in-game cutscenes (I think they outclass MGS's). It's also only 5.99 on the PS store if that's an option for you.

I actually just ended up getting a like new copy of it for $14 on Amazon Warehouse Deals (I like owning my Squaresoft games physically for some reason). I'll probably start playing it once it arrives and hope that I end up completing it before the 26th (since Ys is finally coming out)



#1726 R. Kasahara

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:10 PM

Started the PC version of ClaDun x2 yesterday. Never played the first one, but my impressions so far are that it's an action RPG dungeon crawler with a lot of the usual Nippon Ichi trappings: complexity, grindiness, sense of humor, etc. Having a good time with it so far, though I wish that my 360 controller was more compatible with it (for starters, I can't use the d-pad. At all).
 

I actually just ended up getting a like new copy of it for $14 on Amazon Warehouse Deals (I like owning my Squaresoft games physically for some reason).


Wait, what?! Physical copies can be had for that cheap now?
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#1727 Chizu

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:23 PM

Wait, what?! Physical copies can be had for that cheap now?

Amazon currently has some like new copies for only $14.20 right now, I would try to snag one if I were you. I've never seen them this cheap before and the trade value is actually higher than what they are selling it for



#1728 R. Kasahara

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:37 PM

Amazon currently has some like new copies for only $14.20 right now, I would try to snag one if I were you. I've never seen them this cheap before and the trade value is actually higher than what they are selling it for

 
Hah, wow, you aren't kidding.

Honestly, I don't know if I'll get one now or just grab it on PSN later. I've been buying a lot lately as it is  :-?


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#1729 corrosivefrost

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:32 AM

I actually just ended up getting a like new copy of it for $14 on Amazon Warehouse Deals (I like owning my Squaresoft games physically for some reason). I'll probably start playing it once it arrives and hope that I end up completing it before the 26th (since Ys is finally coming out)

 

It's Vita compatible, I believe.

Seems like an ideal place to play it... I've thought about it, since it's only $5.99, but I couldn't get a good feel for the game based on some Let's Play stuff I looked up back when.



#1730 CzakJ

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:46 AM

To piggyback off of the Vagrant Story discussion...

Is there an overworld? Or any cities that you can explore? The game has always interested me, but if it's nonstop dungeon crawling, I'm not sure I have the patience for that.

#1731 GhostShark

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remaster on March 18th, 2014. I want it sooner, but it is looking really great so far.


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:45 PM

Stop talking about Vagrant Story and just buy Vagrant Story.


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#1733 Chizu

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:59 PM

Stop talking about Vagrant Story and just buy Vagrant Story.

I bought it yesterday



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:11 PM

Buy it again.


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#1735 panzerfaust

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:14 PM

A few hours into X-2,  don't think I can defend this game much. Feels low budget, has framerate issues, lazy cutscenes, and it's 10x cornier than FFX which has to be some kind of record. The game's entire appeal really is those damn dress spheres, and to their credit, they're pretty awesome. I'm beginning to skip the less important cutscenes so I can just grind out some fun. Think I'll put it down for later.

 

Instead I'll be resuming XII, where I'm currently at one of my favorite parts with the Jahara and Fran's side arc with her people. All of this game's dialogue is superb, and the graphics are fucking ageless. Got Balthier w/gun, Penelo w/broadaxe, and Ashe w/sword&shield. Larsa tossing hi-potions kind of breaks the game though, lol.



#1736 Indignate

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

What's a Penelo?


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#1737 SinOfHeart

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:30 PM

To piggyback off of the Vagrant Story discussion...

Is there an overworld? Or any cities that you can explore? The game has always interested me, but if it's nonstop dungeon crawling, I'm not sure I have the patience for that.


There isn't any overworld, the entire game save the first tutorial mission take place inside of a sealed and deserted city called Leá Monde. There are other groups inside the city that you interact with, and there is a decent amount of story that moves the game along. But outside of those story sequences and upgrading your equipment the game is basically pure dungeon crawling.

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#1738 eldergamer

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:45 PM

About to tackle the final Earth mission for Mass Effect 3. Which, somehow, miraculously has survived during all these weeks (?) months (?) where Shepard has been out roaming the galaxy. Sure, the Asari home world "the most technologically advanced race" gets destroyed in a matter of hours. But Earth? Nope, still standing.

 

Love the VI/Shepard dialogue "It has been moved to the Sol System." Shepard: "Earth".  VI: Correct.

Just for those people at home who didn't know where Sol was.


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#1739 corrosivefrost

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:52 PM

There isn't any overworld, the entire game save the first tutorial mission take place inside of a sealed and deserted city called Leá Monde. There are other groups inside the city that you interact with, and there is a decent amount of story that moves the game along. But outside of those story sequences and upgrading your equipment the game is basically pure dungeon crawling.


The best character in FF12?

 

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#1740 Ryuukishi

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:02 PM

All of this game's dialogue is superb, and the graphics are fucking ageless.

 

FF12 is going to look so goddamn good when it gets its inevitable (please please please) HD re-release.


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