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post #76 of 751

Playing Xenogears currently, about 50 hrs in, almost done.

 

Great game, but the 2nd disk did seem rushed, the game could have had much more potential.

post #77 of 751
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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post

suikoden really that good?never had the chance to play it.digging back my ps1+finding the game makes it hard.any other platform available?


Suikoden II = best JRPG of all time.

No. Seriously. It is.

Part I is worth playing it just to get some backstory for some of the characters and the extra bits you'll get from having Suikoden I data in part II. The first one is also incredibly short for a JRPG, so it's easy to pick up.

I still haven't found a game that can match up to Suikoden II as a whole.

The rest are worth playing once you become a fan of the mythology. III has a fantastic story, gameplay is decent, graphics is so-so, and run time is incredibly long, but still worth playing. IV is the black sheep of the family, but I honestly enjoyed it a lot. It's almost as short as the first game. V is very long, graphics and gameplay are fantastic for the newer Suikodens. V was what I consider the spiritual 3D successor to II.

Suikoden Tactics/Rhapsodia is a tactics style game based off Suikoden IV. I didn't care enough to play it though. Not a lot of people did, as IV is considered the worst anyways.

In order, Chronologically...

IV (143 years before the next Suikoden)

V (6 Years before the first game)

I

II (3 years after I)

III (15 or so years after II)

Still, I'd play them in the order they came out, so the shock of old gen graphics doesn't hurt you too much, lol.

I'd honestly suggest emulating part II, as it's very expensive to buy nowadays. I do still own a mint disc with everything though. I own all the games. Only the first game and the III were bought used and not perfect condition.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/30/12 at 2:02pm
post #78 of 751
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Originally Posted by Fox-Chicken View Post

Playing Xenogears currently, about 50 hrs in, almost done.

 

Great game, but the 2nd disk did seem rushed, the game could have had much more potential.


The 2nd disc WAS rushed.

Square considers the game a failure, which is a shame, as it's easily one of their best games of all time, despite the game being rushed. The battle system and story were magnificent.
post #79 of 751

Been playing Star Ocean The Second Story a lot lately. It's been a good number of years since I played it, but am still generally enjoying it. The writing is pretty crappy, but the combat and crafting systems are keeping me pretty entertained.

 

I've barely gotten off the first continent and my main character is already level 100. tongue.gif

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Been playing Star Ocean The Second Story a lot lately. It's been a good number of years since I played it, but am still generally enjoying it. The writing is pretty crappy, but the combat and crafting systems are keeping me pretty entertained.

 

I've barely gotten off the first continent and my main character is already level 100. tongue.gif


Dude, WTF is the power leveling for?  I don't even end up that high playing on Universe difficulty...


Edited by maverickronin - 3/30/12 at 3:39pm
post #81 of 751
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Dude, WTF is the power leveling for?  I don't even end up that high playing on Universe difficulty...



lol, it's easy to do when you get reverse side and reproduction maxed, so I figured, why not? Though even without the aid of the forged medals I think I was level 65...

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lol, it's easy to do when you get reverse side and reproduction maxed, so I figured, why not? Though even without the aid of the forged medals I think I was level 65...


Lulz...

 

I hope your entire party doesn't hate each other after all the Reverse Side....

post #83 of 751
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The 2nd disc WAS rushed.
Square considers the game a failure, which is a shame, as it's easily one of their best games of all time, despite the game being rushed. The battle system and story were magnificent.


Unfortunately, since the first person accounts of characters (mainly fei & elly) regarding where the went and what they did and so forth could have been played out.

 

I read that there is file data within the game that was not used/completed, i believe one of which was elly's omnigear.

 

I am not sure.

 

post #84 of 751

@mad lust envy

well,time to emulate it on my psp then.thanks for the info

 

btw,just want to confirm..xenosaga was a sequel to xenogears right?

 

 

post #85 of 751
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Been playing Star Ocean The Second Story a lot lately. It's been a good number of years since I played it, but am still generally enjoying it. The writing is pretty crappy, but the combat and crafting systems are keeping me pretty entertained.

 

I've barely gotten off the first continent and my main character is already level 100. tongue.gif


Lol, forged medals.

I only did that on my 2nd playthrough. The game loses all difficulty for 99% of the game if you level up that way. Killed the fun.

I think I've beaten SO2 about 10 times by now. I was addicted to that game back in the day. Really enjoyed the PSP version. Welch made it worthwhile. She's hilarious.
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Lol, forged medals.
I only did that on my 2nd playthrough. The game loses all difficulty for 99% of the game if you level up that way. Killed the fun.
I think I've beaten SO2 about 10 times by now. I was addicted to that game back in the day. Really enjoyed the PSP version. Welch made it worthwhile. She's hilarious.


 

Thankfully I've never equated fun with difficulty, so I'm still enjoying it. The more I play it though, the more I realize the writing is just absolutely cringe-worthy. At times it reads like a horrible fanfic or something. Worse yet is the dialogue scenes just drag on and on thanks to stupid little emotes.

 

When I was younger I had felt that Star Ocean 2 easily deserved to be among the Final Fantasy games as the best RPGs around, but now, I'm really not seeing that.

post #87 of 751
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I dunno, I never had an issue with the writing. It's a cliche JRPG. I've grown accustomed to the style of writing. It's not offensive to me whatsoever. I've seen much worse from other JRPGs. The only thing I absolutely hated from SO2 was Noel... oh dear god, Noel's original english VA... XD

I do wish they made more Valkyrie Profile style games, plot/writing-wise.
post #88 of 751
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HAHAHAHA

After about 3 minutes is when it gets REALLY good. XD
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/1/12 at 4:24am
post #89 of 751

 

I'm just gonna leave this here. 

 

You know... I have a bunch of old RPGs (jRPG etc alike) that have been stuck in my backlog for quite awhile.  SO1-2 being one of those.  NEVER touched Suikoden I probably should be ashamed =P  I better get to that eventually.  Old Castlevania series anyone?

 

Currently playing Tales of Eternia on the PSP.  Least this time I'm doing this game right. (Maxing out cooking levels on Farah)  Easy to score 20 hits like 8 out of 10 battles if after you combo, in between Farah or a fireball spell etc comes and continues the chain.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhl7pKy1Wi8&feature=related

Damn sure wish the undub edition would somehow rehack this into the US version and add subtitles this adds so much more depth to the characters.

 

@MLE : Glad you're enjoying this so far.  An online friend who's playing it can't wait for my PS3 to come over to the Philippines so that I can play Graces.  I did spoil myself with some humurous skits.

 

"Have to go through the butt.  It's the only way." <- spoilerish statement in case you didn't get far shade it to see, but you'll lol if you already encountered this (if you're passed the Rockagong then you're fine).  Don't suppose there's any benefit you've noticed using high grade headphones.  Be it immersion/sound quality etc.  Doubt positional cues matter much at all har har.


Edited by AxelDaemon - 4/1/12 at 6:53am
post #90 of 751
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Yeah, I'm on the Fendel continent, which is quite a bit past the Rockagong event. And yeah, the skits are hilarious. Sophie's innocence makes her say the funniest things. Pascal is my fave though. She's like the Tales version of Yuffie. smily_headphones1.gif

I'm still playing FFIV Collection on the go on my Vita, but I been splitting the time up with that, Wipeout and Ridge Racer...
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