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#1 R. Kasahara   The Artist Formerly Known as ブルー神羅 CAGiversary!   4108 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2016 - 05:49 PM

It's been two years (two years!) since we had a new one of these, so let's do it.

2015 was a pretty good year for RPGs! Fallout 4 came out, and so did Xenoblade Chronicles X, Pillars of Eternity, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, Undertale, and a handful of other quality games.

2016's looking to be pretty good so far, too. Maybe some more Kickstarted games will finally come out (looking at you Barkley 2 and Cosmic Star Heroine). Maybe Final Fantasy XV will finally come out, too. There's also the next Tales, the next Bravely, the next XCOM, that Paper Mario/Mario & Luigi crossover, and the long-awaited 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII.

But, let's not kid ourselves. We'll halt our progress on any and all of these games once this lands:

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In the meantime, I'll be over here working on my backlog :razz:
 
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#2 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18553 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2016 - 05:52 PM

You're insane, Blue.


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#3 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:12 PM

and a handful of other quality games.

Brothers and sisters, let me tell you about a plucky little game called Shadowrun: Hong Kong...

 

(Hong Kong was really good, everyone.)


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#4 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18553 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:25 PM

I played Dragonfall.


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#5 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:09 PM

I mean, Dragonfall was real good too.


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#6 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7341 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:56 PM

P5 hype. Paper Jam hype. Witcher 3 DLC HYPE.

 

 

Brothers and sisters, let me tell you about a plucky little game called Shadowrun: Hong Kong...

 

(Hong Kong was really good, everyone.)

Correct.


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#7 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   2943 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2016 - 02:12 AM

I really hope P5 comes out this year and doesn't disappoint. The other big RPG I'm really looking forward to is SMTxFE. I've watched a few videos of the Japanese version and it kinda has that Persona vibe to it.

 

I have a pretty sizable backlog of RPGs I want to get thru in 2015 already, not including the stuff that's not even out yet. I just bought Suikoden 3 on the PSN sale the other day, I've barely scratched the surface of Xenoblade Chronicles X, and a buddy of mine wouldn't stop pestering me until I purchased the first LoH: Trails in the Sky FC and start that series. I guess I'll just have to quit my job so I can finish everything.




#8 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18553 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2016 - 02:36 AM

The SMT FE game looks like the greatest thing ever made and I might have to buy a WiiU.


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#9 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   2943 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2016 - 07:48 AM

I just don't get some of the vitriolic hatred I've seen online for the SMTxFE game, especially since it released in Japan a week ago and sales weren't equal to a Fallout or GTA game. I thought it sold relatively well for a Wii U-exclusive niche game, ~24k. I get it that they are butt-hurt because its not traditional fantasy with Marth and Roy summoning demons, but it looks to me like its a pretty solid RPG. I hope Nintendo and Atlus give it a better title when it releases in the west, because SMTxFE is weak (and somewhat misleading) and its Japanese title Genei Ibun Roku #FE roughly translates to Illusionary Revelations #FE and is equally bad.




#10 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7341 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2016 - 07:25 PM

I know the launch trailer for SMTxFE certainly wasn't what I expected, but I'm still getting that shit day one.


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#11 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2016 - 08:14 PM

No see let me explain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anime is bad.


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#12 Action!   bwip CAGiversary!   7341 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2016 - 08:20 PM

Trees are bad.


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#13 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2016 - 08:40 PM

Unironically agreed.


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#14 panzerfaust  

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 08:57 PM

I'm waiting on Dragon's Dogma this month. Bravely Second I might have to pass. On a 20 hour save of the first game and I'm still not feeling it. Even this far in and Ringabel is still a broken record womanizer, Tiz remains your insertable 'nice guy,' Agnes's VA is horrific, and Edea has given the same self-righteous speech about 6 or so times now. Villains might as well be straight from a power rangers episode, and cutscenes are literally just chibi models standing in a row.

 

The speed and difficulty configurations do help scratch any itch to grind, but that's essentially just a more efficient way to be boring. Then even fans of the game tell me the latter half is a copy/pasted and grind heavy rendition of the first half, which is the opposite of motivating.



#15 creid   Dead For The Summer CAGiversary!   6777 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2016 - 01:24 PM

I'm waiting on Dragon's Dogma this month. Bravely Second I might have to pass. On a 20 hour save of the first game and I'm still not feeling it. Even this far in and Ringabel is still a broken record womanizer, Tiz remains your insertable 'nice guy,' Agnes's VA is horrific, and Edea has given the same self-righteous speech about 6 or so times now. Villains might as well be straight from a power rangers episode, and cutscenes are literally just chibi models standing in a row.

 

The speed and difficulty configurations do help scratch any itch to grind, but that's essentially just a more efficient way to be boring. Then even fans of the game tell me the latter half is a copy/pasted and grind heavy rendition of the first half, which is the opposite of motivating.

I though futzing around with job combinations was the best part of BD, everything else was secondary*.

 

*except the soundtrack, which was the extra-best part



#16 panzerfaust  

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

Aye it should of just been a pure dungeon crawler or something without all the extra nonsense.

 

Maybe I should look to Etrian Odyssey for that sort of thing.



#17 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18553 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2016 - 12:04 AM

Hey guys, Pillars is really good.

 

Like, Fuck me, right?


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#18 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2016 - 12:21 AM

Hey guys, Pillars is really good.

 

Like, Fuck me, right?


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#19 keithp   Older than you CAGiversary!   5600 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:30 AM

Torment:Tides of Numenera will crush all RPGs this year.

#20 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5237 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2016 - 12:23 PM

Torment:Tides of Numenera will crush all RPGs this year.

 

One can hope. I briefly played the alpha systems test and movement bugged the hell out of me. With the beta coming up in a couple weeks, I guess I'll see how it's improved.

 

 

Why the hell are there so many games releasing within a week or two of each other still? Damnit, I don't have enough time for this shit. Didn't even realize that XCOM 2 was releasing so soon.



#21 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:04 PM

Speaking of...


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#22 panzerfaust  

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 06:11 AM

some hours into dragons dogma, finishing up the Granas area quests before advancing the main story. 

 

this game has great feel more than anything else. no dodge roll (at least for Fighter class) or targeting system, yet it plays well. weapon swing animations are both fast and heavy and special moves are mean looking. besides that it plays like a more linear skyrim and i am enjoying it.



#23 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:13 PM

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"Hmm, yes, this is The Good Shit," I repeat to myself for hours on end.


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#24 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2016 - 12:30 AM

For real though Dragon's Dogma is pretty fun but I'm having a hard time getting a good flow because I alt-tab out every 15 minutes to complain to Indignate about the UI, the map, the journal, the save system...


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#25 panzerfaust  

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:14 AM

Menus and inventory management are pretty bad, yeah. I'm also constantly over encumbered and I routinely dump everything at Inn storage so it's sort of ridiculous how I can't get through one quest without weight issues. 

 

Traversing the world is really cool but also a huge pain. I don't feel encouraged to explore off paths because I know there's a quest somewhere that will send me that way eventually anyway. Since there's no fast travel I'd rather not have to walk somewhere twice. 

 

I'm facing the griffin and the distance this quest has you travel is absurd. There are two halves of the fight. You wound it and then it starts to fly away, and the city guard you're fighting with starts shouting that "we need to chase it!" to some tower. So I'm sprinting with this platoon of guards (half of which are bugging out and attacking rock formations), and instead of taking me to the tower, they lead me all the way to City and just disappear into the doorway. I enter in behind them and they're gone. I check the map and the marker is some place way off. I thought I broke the quest or something.

 

But it really is that far away. Took me over 30 minutes to walk there, listening to my pawns constantly say "not far from here!" Janky fucking game.



#26 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18553 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:20 AM

There is actually way too much fast travel in this game now that it's kind of broken.

 

Like, you don't have to worry about shit it's just like "nighttime? I'll fast travel home no big deal lolz" or "hey an escort? let me go first, put down a port crystal cuz they give you 26 of these now, and I'll just fast travel the escort here cuz i'm crotch lolz"


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#27 panzerfaust  

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:23 AM

I only have like eight ferry stones, they seem pretty rare and I'm hesitant to use them.



#28 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   18553 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:24 AM

There is literally a ferrystone in your inventory that doesn't break ever.

 

Welcome to ez mode.


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#29 panzerfaust  

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:27 AM

When restorative items are this cheap and completely spammable, I don't think the game was ever hard.



#30 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14926 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:20 AM

This game makes Vampire: Bloodlines seem well-made.


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