JRPG Catch-All

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Stele wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Clocky likes one of those. I get all confused on which one is which.

Clocky likes something?! :shock:

Shhh. It's a secret to everyone.

It's dangerous to clock alone, take this.

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Tyrian wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Stele wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Clocky likes one of those. I get all confused on which one is which.

Clocky likes something?! :shock:

Shhh. It's a secret to everyone.

It's dangerous to clock alone, take this to the knee.

IMAGE(http://tyrian.pantshead.com/images/Darksiders_Cover.jpg)

FTFY?

garion333 wrote:
Tyrian wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Stele wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Clocky likes one of those. I get all confused on which one is which.

Clocky likes something?! :shock:

Shhh. It's a secret to everyone.

It's dangerous to clock alone, take this to the knee.

IMAGE(http://tyrian.pantshead.com/images/Darksiders_Cover.jpg)

FTFY?

I'll accept the amendment.

Lots of new screenshots and overview of the battle system in Shin Megami Tensei IV.

Short version:

  • no random encounters
  • hit enemies on the field to get the first turn, a la Persona
  • combat uses the press turn system from Nocturne
  • you'll still recruit monsters you encounter
  • demon fusion is back, of course

I am psyched. I have never played a mainline SMT game. The visuals look very pretty.

Trying to play FF VII for the first time this year caused me to hate random encounters. I hate, hate, hate them.

Oh wow that looks a lot more modern than I expected. I expected more of a Strange Journey vibe, visually. I'm excited.

grobstein wrote:

I am psyched. I have never played a mainline SMT game. The visuals look very pretty.

Same here. I've got Nocturne sitting on the shelf but I'm too afraid it's going to chew me up and spit me back out if I start it. Very curious about this one.

Well I'll finally have to get a 3DS for that.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Trying to play FF VII for the first time this year caused me to hate random encounters. I hate, hate, hate them.

I have been wanting to go back and play that game for a while. I just find that I don't really have the time to devote to a JRPG any more.

That does look nice. Maybe that will be my first go at a SMT game.

Is SMT the new Final Fantasy? I love Persona 4 and I find myself wanting to go back to Devil Survivor for the 3DS.

shoptroll wrote:
grobstein wrote:

I am psyched. I have never played a mainline SMT game. The visuals look very pretty.

Same here. I've got Nocturne sitting on the shelf but I'm too afraid it's going to chew me up and spit me back out if I start it. Very curious about this one.

Hehe yeah, same here. And I need to pick back up my aborted early run of Digital Devil Saga 1/2. GTASC had me put it down and I never picked it back up.

Apparently Yasumi Matsuno's (who was the writer and designer of Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, and parts of the Ogre series) new game Crimson Shroud is coming out the 13th of December on the 3DS eshop. I don't know much about it except that it supposedly takes elements of tabletop role playing games in the sense that it uses dice roles for combat and to decide which path the story takes, and that originally it was part of a compilation of four smaller games called Gulid01 which also included Liberation Maiden. I'm really excited for this one since as far as I know this is the first new game he's worked on as a designer since FF XII. Although you could make a case for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together being a whole new game, as from my understanding that was a from the ground up remake of every thing but the plot.

DSGamer wrote:

Is SMT the new Final Fantasy? I love Persona 4 and I find myself wanting to go back to Devil Survivor for the 3DS.

I'm not sure what you mean by "the new Final Fantasy"; Shin Megami Tensei has been around since '92 ('96 in North America). But it's certainly my Final Fantasy in the sense that it's my favorite JRPG franchise and the likelihood that I'll purchase something goes up simply if the name is attached.

For me I think the Atlus development means more to me than the SMT name.

Hmm. True. I did buy Catherine and Trauma Team because of the developer alone.

SixteenBlue wrote:

For me I think the Atlus development means more to me than the SMT name.

I came to the party way late with this whole JRPG and Atlus thing, so I'm probably in the same boat.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

Is SMT the new Final Fantasy? I love Persona 4 and I find myself wanting to go back to Devil Survivor for the 3DS.

I'm not sure what you mean by "the new Final Fantasy"; Shin Megami Tensei has been around since '92 ('96 in North America). But it's certainly my Final Fantasy in the sense that it's my favorite JRPG franchise and the likelihood that I'll purchase something goes up simply if the name is attached. :)

I took "new Final Fantasy" to mean the new "Series that defined / represents the genre". Like, "orange is the new black".

ClockworkHouse wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

Is SMT the new Final Fantasy? I love Persona 4 and I find myself wanting to go back to Devil Survivor for the 3DS.

I'm not sure what you mean by "the new Final Fantasy"; Shin Megami Tensei has been around since '92 ('96 in North America). But it's certainly my Final Fantasy in the sense that it's my favorite JRPG franchise and the likelihood that I'll purchase something goes up simply if the name is attached. :)

I just mean that they have a family of games that are somewhat related, have related themes, design and ideas and seem to be more relevant currently. That's what I mean by "new Final Fantasy". They've taken over that status as the pre-eminent RPG franchise it seems.

shoptroll wrote:
grobstein wrote:

I am psyched. I have never played a mainline SMT game. The visuals look very pretty.

Same here. I've got Nocturne sitting on the shelf but I'm too afraid it's going to chew me up and spit me back out if I start it. Very curious about this one.

What are you waiting for!? That game is nothing but awesomeness!

Yeah, it can be tough, but it's also quite rewarding, seriously. So much win!

(fanboy moment over)

But seriously, do it.

I think SMT is still fairly niche. Definitely not the defining JRPG series.

Atlus also developed Etrian Odyssey, right?

Yeah, Atlus has taken the role in my gaming interests that Square-Enix once held.

Even as a publisher they get automatic interest from me.

DSGamer wrote:

I just mean that they have a family of games that are somewhat related, have related themes, design and ideas and seem to be more relevant currently. That's what I mean by "new Final Fantasy". They've taken over that status as the pre-eminent RPG franchise it seems.

Around here, I'd say that's true. The people in this thread, and maybe on the forums in general, are certainly more excited about Megami Tensei stuff than anything Final Fantasy. Sadly, I don't think that's true elsewhere.

(Also, I was wrong about some dates up there. The first Megami Tensei game was published in September of '87, making it a few months older than Final Fantasy.)

SixteenBlue wrote:

Atlus also developed Etrian Odyssey, right?

Yep. And Radiant Historia among others.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

I just mean that they have a family of games that are somewhat related, have related themes, design and ideas and seem to be more relevant currently. That's what I mean by "new Final Fantasy". They've taken over that status as the pre-eminent RPG franchise it seems.

Around here, I'd say that's true. The people in this thread, and maybe on the forums in general, are certainly more excited about Megami Tensei stuff than anything Final Fantasy. Sadly, I don't think that's true elsewhere.

(Also, I was wrong about some dates up there. The first Megami Tensei game was published in September of '87, making it a few months older than Final Fantasy.)

SixteenBlue wrote:

Atlus also developed Etrian Odyssey, right?

Yep. And Radiant Historia among others.

Oh really, that's an Atlus game? Awesome. That's hopefully arriving in my mailbox today (or some day soon, at least).

Farscry wrote:

Yeah, Atlus has taken the role in my gaming interests that Square-Enix once held.

I think that's true for a large number of people. This generation really walloped S-E's creative output*, and in return XSeed and Atlus rose to prominence.

* Or at least their Japanese division. Eidos/IO/Crystal Dynamics are doing really well right now on the PC/Consoles. I think it's also very telling that the Asian divisions are cranking out a ton of stuff on iOS/Android lately.

I love Atlus a lot. But I am warming up to Xseed and other smaller translator groups as well.

SixteenBlue wrote:

Oh really, that's an Atlus game? Awesome. That's hopefully arriving in my mailbox today (or some day soon, at least).

Yeah, that sucker's been almost a week. That's got me concerned.

Also, not using UPS for shipping anymore. For as much as it cost this is insufficiently slow.

ccesarano wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

Oh really, that's an Atlus game? Awesome. That's hopefully arriving in my mailbox today (or some day soon, at least).

Yeah, that sucker's been almost a week. That's got me concerned.

Also, not using UPS for shipping anymore. For as much as it cost this is insufficiently slow.

You would prefer it be slower?