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post #466 of 752
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I can't get over how floaty Xenoblade plays. I can't take it's gameplay mechanics seriously. Safe to say, I'll never fully play it.
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I'm still waiting for Ni no Kuni to make some more price drop. Gonna buy it when FFX+FFX-2 is released on the PS3. JRPG GLORY!!!

 

Btw, does Ni no Kuni have any DLCs? Might as well wait for a GOTY edition if it does.

post #468 of 752
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I'll probably borrow Ni No Kuni once my friend finishes it. I honestly didn't like the monster taming battle system. I'm so over that nonsense. But I'm a huge Ghibli fan, and so I need to at least attempt to stomach through this game.
post #469 of 752
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I'll probably borrow Ni No Kuni once my friend finishes it. I honestly didn't like the monster taming battle system. I'm so over that nonsense. But I'm a huge Ghibli fan, and so I need to at least attempt to stomach through this game.

 

It can never be worsebeat The Last Remnannts' batt;e system alright

post #470 of 752
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I didn't try that game. Heard it wasn't great. ANother game I couldn't stomach was Magna Carta 2. Soooo generic.
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I didn't try that game. Heard it wasn't great. ANother game I couldn't stomach was Magna Carta 2. Soooo generic.

 

It's the first Korean RPG I knew and probably the only one. Liked the art though

 

You should try that game. If you thought it was boring that at the end game you are being too powerful, not in this game. It adjusts the enemy's skills based on your level

post #472 of 752
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http://kotaku.com/lightning-as-cloud-strife-from-final-fantasy-vii-for-pr-643887907

I just got the biggest nerd ****er.

They can't just release something like this and expect me and millions of other FFVII fans NOT to collectively gasp in sheer delight.
post #473 of 752
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I'll probably borrow Ni No Kuni once my friend finishes it. I honestly didn't like the monster taming battle system. I'm so over that nonsense. But I'm a huge Ghibli fan, and so I need to at least attempt to stomach through this game.


So I take that you also haven't played Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne? One of the greatest JRPG ever.

post #474 of 752
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I owned it. I went through the whole game. I didn't love it. There's a disconnect for me when your party members are generic enemies. I liked Nocture in that you get Dante. That's it.

It's just lazy design to me.
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Lazy design? Balancing game like that is probably way harder than game with predetermined characters (especially one with fixed class). 

 

Though I also don't usually like game with non-important party members (which is why I hate classic WRPG), Nocturne and most SMT games are among the few exception. Atlus has done it in such a way that it still feels like you're controlling a character with personality (unlike say, Pokemon) and it fits with the theme of the game anyway. To me, Nocturne has more memorable moments than some JRPG with badly done uninteresting party members.

 

Oh well, if you don't like it you don't like it. Just saying my reason to.


Edited by laon - 7/2/13 at 5:15am
post #476 of 752
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I'll probably borrow Ni No Kuni once my friend finishes it. I honestly didn't like the monster taming battle system. I'm so over that nonsense. But I'm a huge Ghibli fan, and so I need to at least attempt to stomach through this game.

 

MLE, if you love traditional JRPGs then Ni No Kuni is excellent. Sure it gets repetitive on some aspects and the monster / familiar thing might not appeal to some but personally think it has some magic in it. The visual was just great for me and the musical scores are well made.

post #477 of 752
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Monster taming is a huge turn off for me. I have never liked it, in any game, and I play lots of JRPGs. From Pokemon, Disgaea, SMT: Nocturne, Saga Frontier, FFXIII-2, and whatever else has generic enemy characters as party members, it just turns me off. They skimp out on fleshing out actual characters, and the dynamic animations for main characters does not apply to standard, boring enemy characters.

In Nocturne, Dante was the only legit character besides Hitoshura. Once I got him, I never took him off the party.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/2/13 at 5:23am
post #478 of 752
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Monster taming is a huge turn off for me. I have never liked it, in any game, and I play lots of JRPGs. From Pokemon, Disgaea, SMT: Nocturne, Saga Frontier, FFXIII-2, and whatever else has generic enemy characters as party members, it just turns me off. They skimp out on fleshing out actual characters, and the dynamic animations for main characters does not apply to standard, boring enemy characters.

In Nocturne, Dante was the only legit character besides Hitoshura. Once I got him, I never took him off the party.


This rather puzzle me, after he join you he become no different than any other generic demon and the few times he appeared it's always one sided show from him (which almost seems like random gags), well except that you literally can't kick him out of your party for the rest of the game, luckily he's not that bad. Imho, the main antagonists are far more interesting than him.

 

Wow even Disgaea? You probably shouldn't play most tactical JRPG if you think Disgaea doesn't have interesting character interactions.


Edited by laon - 7/2/13 at 6:14am
post #479 of 752
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No, in Disgaea, I meant using generic enemy/monster characters. Disgaea is straight. I stick to original characters.

As far as Dante, that fact that he isn't a generic character (and we all know his back story and personality) makes him a lot more attractive than just sticking to some mindless generic monster.

There are other things in jrpgs that turn me off:

1st person battling: Etrian Oddyssey, Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor, etc. This is just an easy out. They dont have to draw the characters battling, and use cheesy effects for sword slashes, etc. I can't connect when I can't see my characters. The only type of game that works for is FPS games, and even then,only because the characters are usually mute and have no personality. Most of the time.

Mute characters: I'm sorry, but this makes main characters lose a lot if not all personality. I get that they try and make it as if you're the main character, but it becomes weird just seeing other characters speak to the main as if theyre a dog. Oh Chrono, what's that, boy, you wanna go to the park?

I can accept mute characters half the time, but I don't like it. It kills off any real connection to the character for me.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/2/13 at 6:55am
post #480 of 752

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No, in Disgaea, I meant using generic enemy/monster characters. Disgaea is straight. I stick to original characters.

As far as Dante, that fact that he isn't a generic character (and we all know his back story and personality) makes him a lot more attractive than just sticking to some mindless generic monster.

There are other things in jrpgs that turn me off:

1st person battling: Etrian Oddyssey, Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor, etc. This is just an easy out. They dont have to draw the characters battling, and use cheesy effects for sword slashes, etc. I can't connect when I can't see my characters. The only type of game that works for is FPS games, and even then,only because the characters are usually mute and have no personality. Most of the time.

Mute characters: I'm sorry, but this makes main characters lose a lot if not all personality. I get that they try and make it as if you're the main character, but it becomes weird just seeing other characters speak to the main as if theyre a dog. Oh Chrono, what's that, boy, you wanna go to the park?

I can accept mute characters half the time, but I don't like it. It kills off any real connection to the character for me.

Haha, same.

 

I tame/capture some monsters in Disgaea but... really... I don't use them at all.

Even prinnies I have trouble using them. I stick to my humanoid ones you make, not capture.

Except I don't use main characters all that much. For some reason my Etna and Flonne are just ridiculously weak.

 

Also can't stand the 1st person battle thing, but I'm okay with mute characters the majority of the time. But it's a lot more enjoyable--both as a game and in terms of character--when they speak.

 

Wasn't Cloud mute? I don't really remember.

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