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#61 airco

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

Why do something for a week straight if you hate it and nobody's paying you? Is your free time that worthless to you?


Remember, summer week, no internet. The world becomes a lonely place.

Anyway I was trolled into thinking it was a good game, so I kept pushing on to see if the plot would stop being generic and boring, if there was some secret I was missing that would suddenly make me see why people liked this trash. It didn't, and there wasn't. Sure, the story had a few moments where it felt like the writers actually cared about writing something interesting, but those moments were quickly forgotten and squandered. After a while, my drive to beat it came from my desire to just get it over with, so I wouldn't have any lingering doubts about the game's quality or fall into the trap of ever playing it again.

But the game does Skinner Box-style game progression very well. New weapons and armors are around every corner, so you're always enticed to keep going to get that phat lewt.

There have been some great RPGs this gen. I know everyone likes the nostalgia of when they were kids and had no priorities where they could game all day in previous gens, but there have been great RPGs.

Vesperia, Xenoblade, Lost Odyssey, Skyrim, Oblivion, Mass Effect games and more are all tremendous.


No mention of Nier? It's leagues better than half that list.

#62 ShadowAssassin

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:28 PM

I've played Nier recently and didn't enjoy it as much as the aforementioned titles. Good game though.

#63 David Hibiki

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:37 PM

Great game. Wish MS had more JRPGS... but looking at the sales I can see why they didn't bother.

Also they don't need to "re print it" per say because It's available as a Games on Demand title for $30, though the price would be better at say $15.

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#64 CAGMoose

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:54 PM

No mention of Nier? It's leagues better than half that list.


Yay; just bought Nier off AWD last week ^_^ I have Tales of Graces, Nier, and Xenoblade all on my shelf ready to be played. Have to finish Star Ocean International after I finish Ni No Kuni postgame stuff. Then the hard decision of which to play next...

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:19 AM

If you can get the PS3 version, there are English subtitles and it actually includes more content than the 360 version. But even a used copy will cost you around $30-40 and a new copy ranges around $80-100 because of the prices of Japanese games + importing it over.


No, there are no English subtitles. It's Japanese text and Japanese voices only.

#66 airco

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:42 AM

Great game. Wish MS had more JRPGS... but looking at the sales I can see why they didn't bother.


You can't fault them for trying. They even nabbed Idolmaster (which, if you weren't aware, literally prints money) as an exclusive to get Japan to like them, and they still couldn't get far. I guess after all the developers they had tried so hard to win over wound up porting their ex-exclusives to PS3 with bonus content so they could be played on systems their audience actually owned, MS gave up and focused on its home market, and eventually made the Kinect. Given how the PS3 isn't region locked, I think it's for the best.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:26 AM

Yay; just bought Nier off AWD last week ^_^ I have Tales of Graces, Nier, and Xenoblade all on my shelf ready to be played. Have to finish Star Ocean International after I finish Ni No Kuni postgame stuff. Then the hard decision of which to play next...


Xenoblade for sure!! Between Tales and Nier is harder... Nier can be completed quicker and has a less cliche' story, and is more action (i.e. you don't run into enemies and then initiate a battlefield). You definitely have to play Nier through twice to get the full experience. A third and 4th playthrough offer different endings, but the second playthrough by far should be required as it shows a lot more story.

Tales of Graces is good, but not as good as Vesperia in my opinion.

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#68 gmsick

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

i thought nier was horrible. one of the worst games ive ever played. vesperia was mediocre, but its still leagues better than that turd.

#69 ShadowAssassin

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:42 AM

So what RPGs do you like?

#70 airco

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:58 AM

So what RPGs do you like?

Can't say I've played a huge amount that really grabbed me, but Earthbound/Mother 3, Nier, Valkyrie Profile, and Vagrant Story were all pretty rad.