JRPG Catch-All

garion333 wrote:

Alert! Alert! Persona reference from Clocky! Alert! Alert!

Hey, at least it's not a Catherine reference!

Did someone mention Darksiders?

Seriously, I was just giving Min a hard time as he didn't mention what game that quote was about. The link clearly showed that, but I'm not on a first name basis, as it were, with the designers behind Nier.

I didn't mention the game because it didn't matter. What did matter is that the director and composer were the same on the project from which the quote is pulled as on the new Drakengard project.

So nyeah.

Yeah, that KS campaign was a major flop. $400,000 or something, right? And didn't get anywhere close to that.

Class of Heroes 2 is coming out for the PSP/Vita on the 26th of this month. If you remember, this was the game that had the Kickstarter for a fancy edition that ended up not getting funded. It's one of those dungeon crawler JRPGs a la the Etrian Odyssey series or Unchained Blades, but this one has a cutesy high school theme.

I heard mostly bad things about Class of Heroes.

garion333 wrote:

Alert! Alert! Persona reference from Clocky! Alert! Alert!

Where's my new Dragon Quest game?!

SixteenBlue wrote:

I heard mostly bad things about Class of Heroes.

Yeah, but there were people who ended up really liking it. Something about the enemy design or something. I can't remember as it was entirely too long ago.

garion333 wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

I heard mostly bad things about Class of Heroes.

Yeah, but there were people who ended up really liking it. Something about the enemy design or something. I can't remember as it was entirely too long ago.

Browsing reviews on Metacritic, it looks like people who like old school dungeon crawlers enjoyed it for its charm, monster designs, and level designs, while people who don't like old school dungeon crawlers didn't like it for being grindy, unforgiving, and lacking in graphical flash. So, not an entry in the genre that will change anyone's mind, but one that might satisfy fans.

That seems a fair assessment of the game. There are enough entries in that genre I don't really feel a lot of desire to play a middling one though.

And of course CGR covered it:

Yeah I wasn't impressed with CoH.

Looks like there's going to either be a port, or a new Neptunia game coming to the Vita in Japan for a June release date:
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000...

Tanglebones wrote:

Looks like there's going to either be a port, or a new Neptunia game coming to the Vita in Japan for a June release date:
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000...

Interesting...

There's also "Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP" which is, by all accounts, going to be an idol simulation game, like Id@lmaster, but with the Neptunia crew.

I'd love to play it myself. I'm a sucker for the characters and for that kind of genre... but I'm not going to invest in a Vista just for a game or two.

Mantid wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Looks like there's going to either be a port, or a new Neptunia game coming to the Vita in Japan for a June release date:
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000...

Interesting...

There's also "Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP" which is, by all accounts, going to be an idol simulation game, like Id@lmaster, but with the Neptunia crew.

I'd love to play it myself. I'm a sucker for the characters and for that kind of genre... but I'm not going to invest in a Vista just for a game or two. :(

Looks like it's going to be both the Idol game and a remake of the first Neptunia game:
http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/2...

Tanglebones wrote:

Looks like it's going to be both the Idol game and a remake of the first Neptunia game:
http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/2...

If they remade the first Neptunia with the improvements they have made in the second two, it would be worth picking up (if I had a Vista that is). Wonder if they are adding the CPU candidates in... mk2 (and possibly the upcoming anime) assume they were there all along, even though they were never mentioned or seen in the first game.

Also, is there anything in that link but ads? I open it in IE and all I get are ads. I open in Chrome with my ad blocker and all I get is a black page. :p

Mantid wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Looks like it's going to be both the Idol game and a remake of the first Neptunia game:
http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/2...

If they remade the first Neptunia with the improvements they have made in the second two, it would be worth picking up (if I had a Vista that is). Wonder if they are adding the CPU candidates in... mk2 (and possibly the upcoming anime) assume they were there all along, even though they were never mentioned or seen in the first game.

Also, is there anything in that link but ads? I open it in IE and all I get are ads. I open in Chrome with my ad blocker and all I get is a black page. :p

Chrome + Adblocker is working nicely on my side, then

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It seems that the Hyperdimension Neptunia series is doing extremely well in Japan. So well in fact that not only is Compile Heart working on Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP, an idol type of game for the Vita, but it has just been revealed at the Dengeki Game Festival that was held in Akihabara today that two more Vita titles are being worked on.

The first game revealed is actually a game that seems to star Noir, the PS3 type character, as the main character and it is called Chou Megami Shinkou Noel Gekishin Black Heart which I will not try to translate at the moment and a game called Chou Ji Jigen Game Neptune Re; Birth 1 which is a bit easier to translate into Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1. While no details were revealed for Re; Birth 1, “Neptune, Restart” was shown after the game’s reveal so it could be a Vita port of the first Neptunia title.

It is interesting to note that a gameplay video and opening video for Idol Neptunia PP was also shown off, but Dengeki did not state what was revealed.

New Gust game, Project A15 (Atelier, I assume):

Gameplay at the end.

The Last Story and I are having a bit of a tumultuous love affair.

I started out a little uncertain about it. I wasn't totally in love with the characters, and the combat system didn't make a lot of sense. But then something happened, some magic little moment in a Gurak cave, and the combat system and I fell madly, deeply in love. It was the only pauseable real-time combat system I'd ever been with where I was truly happy.

But then I got bored with the game, as I do after 12 hours with anything, and played something else for awhile. I picked it back up the other night, and it's that same combat system I loved that's driving me crazy. Specifically, I was up against some kind of Kraken, and I felt like I was having to fight the camera, controls, and quirks of the combat model more than I was the enemy. I hated that battle, and it left me in a really grumpy mood.

And then! Then the story got annoyingly stupid as the sneering, obviously evil noble used baldly silly pretenses to maneuver against my character for, like, the thirtieth time in a row. And the sixth or seventh poor, hapless man with a kidnapped/missing/lost son/daughter/wife begged me for help in a lengthy sidequest through a cave/mansion/warehouse. Oh, and did I mention the incredibly cliché Tower of Three to Five Trials? Already grumpy about the combat, I thundered that the plot was just treading water and wasn't doing anything interesting at all.

And then! Well, then the plot got interesting.

Spoiler:

The sweet, loyal sidekick Dagran is starting to show a less-than-paladin-like side to his character, and the invasion of the evil Gurak homeland has commenced. But rather than facing hordes of evil soldiers, I'm faced with fleeing women and children, and the knights I'm grouped with, who my character has been so desperate to join, are revealed to be loathesome little frat boys bent on genocide.

This isn't the conquest of evil I'd signed up for. I like it.

It's like Guiding Light whenever I turn on my Wii.

Yeah TLS has some twists. Very fun.

When you dislike it, you seem to dislike it a lot more than I did. I didn't find those things too troublesome, though the story beats you mention are mostly why I couldn't be too fondly in love with this game.

But what you put in the spoiler tag? That's what makes me feel like the game was actually too short. So many ideas stuffed in from that point onward that I wish were given more time.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

And then! Well, then the plot got interesting.

Weird. I could have sworn I read someone's article about that at some point a while ago.

Minarchist wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

And then! Well, then the plot got interesting.

Weird. I could have sworn I read someone's article about that at some point a while ago.

MannConomics: The Last Hatte Story

Tanglebones wrote:
Minarchist wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

And then! Well, then the plot got interesting.

Weird. I could have sworn I read someone's article about that at some point a while ago.

MannConomics: The Last Hatte Story

Oh yeah! That's why I didn't read it, I assumed it was about TF2.

Here's some unexpected news: the PS3 version of Final Fantasy X includes a bonus on the disc: Final Fantasy X-2. You'll have to buy the games separately on the Vita, but did I miss the part where an HD port of X-2 was even announced at all?

Also, yes, both games are based on their international editions. I think that was a question someone had the last time this came up.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

an HD port of X-2 was even announced at all?

That's certainly welcome news. Would also explain why this is taking them longer to do.

Also, yes, both games are based on their international editions. I think that was a question someone had the last time this came up.

Day one perch.

Have they announced price?

SixteenBlue wrote:

Have they announced price?

Not yet. Nor a release date other than sometime in 2013.

Wow, looks like I might be playing FFX this year.

I was considering the purchase with international edition of Final Fantasy X but since they are throwing in the underappreciated gem of X-2, I'm with shoptroll--day one purchase.