JRPG Catch-All

It's a port of the PS2 game with some add-on content.

tagg wrote:

Golden Sun is to me what Chrono Trigger is for many people, I'll pick it up if it's an improvement on the GBA version. I hope they release the sequel too as I never got into it.

I thought the DS Golden Sun was going to be a third entry in the series, rather than a port.

I too greatly enjoyed the original, but never got into the second one, and ended up quitting halfway through.

beeporama wrote:
tagg wrote:

Golden Sun is to me what Chrono Trigger is for many people, I'll pick it up if it's an improvement on the GBA version. I hope they release the sequel too as I never got into it.

I thought the DS Golden Sun was going to be a third entry in the series, rather than a port.

It is.

garion333 wrote:
beeporama wrote:
tagg wrote:

Golden Sun is to me what Chrono Trigger is for many people, I'll pick it up if it's an improvement on the GBA version. I hope they release the sequel too as I never got into it.

I thought the DS Golden Sun was going to be a third entry in the series, rather than a port.

It is.

Dang, I wonder if playing through the second one will be worthwhile.

Kat Bailey put up a new preview for Resonance of Fate. It scares me a little in the humor department, and I'm sure it might terrify others, but otherwise my interest in this game continues to increase.

garion333 wrote:

Kat Bailey put up a new preview for Resonance of Fate. It scares me a little in the humor department, and I'm sure it might terrify others, but otherwise my interest in this game continues to increase.

I thought Kat lived in Japan. This has been out, as End of Eternity, since the Jan 28 over there.

Regardless, I got my pre-order in. The fight mechanics seem to start simple and then challenge you to use them in smart ways with different battlefield environs. Plus it just seems to do it all with a lot of style.

She moved back to the States over a year ago now, I believe.

I came through tax season with way more flexible money than I'd anticipated, so RoF might be a near-release purchase, if Final Fantasy and Dragon Age Awakening don't team up and murder my ability to stand RPGs for a while.

Blind_Evil wrote:

I came through tax season with way more flexible money than I'd anticipated, so RoF might be a near-release purchase, if Final Fantasy and Dragon Age Awakening don't team up and murder my ability to stand RPGs for a while.

Thanks for reminding me that there's a Dragon Age expansion this month. March 2010 might be one of the best months in gaming history.

TheCounselor wrote:

Thanks for reminding me that there's a Dragon Age expansion this month. March 2010 might be one of the best months in gaming history.

My bank account is hiding from me lately. I suspect this is why.

For those who are interested, if you haven't already noticed, reviews started coming in for FFXIII. Ign, Gamespot, 1up and Gametrailers all have their video reviews up also.

LobsterMobster wrote:

I was interested in what they'd do with a female protagonist but then I found out she's just one of several (doing a split storyline kind of thing, which I normally don't like) and that her design document was essentially, "make Cloud but with boobs."

Now I believe you.

http://member.square-enix.com/na/blo...

BishopRS wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

I was interested in what they'd do with a female protagonist but then I found out she's just one of several (doing a split storyline kind of thing, which I normally don't like) and that her design document was essentially, "make Cloud but with boobs."

Now I believe you.

http://member.square-enix.com/na/blo...

.....why?

The original post is now up-to-date with released games moved into the proper section. All the links are now Amazon affiliate links for GWJ (where possible). I added a release date for Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (3/31/10), the alternate title for Xenoblade (Monado: Beginning of the World), and an entry for Final Fantasy XIII. I also added a new game: Mimana: Iyar Chronicle for the PSP.

I was going to buy a new laptop but I think I'll hold off and get Resonance of Fate and FFXIII instead.

I picked up Yakuza 3 today. I powered through Yakuza 2 last weekend, and loved all sixteen hours of it. I can't wait for the game to finish installing.

Anyone else playing it?

TheCounselor wrote:

I picked up Yakuza 3 today. I powered through Yakuza 2 last weekend, and loved all sixteen hours of it. I can't wait for the game to finish installing.

Anyone else playing it?

I will be after FF13.

IGN has a gameplay video for Resonance of Fate, and GameTrailers has a preview.

The combat looks incredibly stylish, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by the overworld exploration and what I could see of the dungeon design. It looks like a game with a lot of nice touches, but I'm concerned that the combat system alone wouldn't be enough to sustain my interest for 50+ hours.

Thanks for the heads up on RoF. Seems like most major sites have a bunch of new previews. GT also has two walkthroughs of the combat system and it finally makes sense to me. I'm very much interested as the battle system in Valkyria Chronicles carried me through that game ... though it did offer more characters.

garion333 wrote:

Thanks for the heads up on RoF. Seems like most major sites have a bunch of new previews. GT also has two walkthroughs of the combat system and it finally makes sense to me. I'm very much interested as the battle system in Valkyria Chronicles carried me through that game ... though it did offer more characters.

I watched those walkthroughs, and I guess I'm still a bit shaky on how the combat works. It looks like when you do a charge, you pick an enemy on the field and target that enemy throughout the charge, accumulating one attack for each time the circle gauge fills up. Is that your impression, as well? My question is: do you automatically aim at the selected enemy, or do you have to aim the reticle yourself? It's much too steady in the videos for me to think they're aiming with thumbsticks, but I don't know for sure.

It looks like you choose the first enemy you want to aim at, but if it dies then it automatically targets a different enemy (closest perhaps?). I keep watching the same part over and over again and I can't see any sort of aiming by the player while the character is moving.

Like garion, hadn't heard about Resonance of Fate and don't honestly understand it yet, but JRPGy excited. Love this thread, keep it up Clockwork

I am super excited that Infinite Space is hitting the market. I'm giddy with anticipation. Especially since I'm about to finish the first season of Yamato and the game is very clearly inspired by the series. The battles especially seem reminiscent as Yamato is more akin to naval than space battle in many ways, one of which is speed. That sentence probably doesn't make any sense unless you've seen the series, so ...

Since I have IS preordered, I'm going to be holding off on RoF as much as I like what I'm seeing. I'd rather pay $40 than $60, so this works in my favor.

Clocky, are you picking up RoF?

NotCoffee wrote:

Like garion, hadn't heard about Resonance of Fate and don't honestly understand it yet, but JRPGy excited. Love this thread, keep it up Clockwork :)

Thanks.

garion333 wrote:

Clocky, are you picking up RoF?

Not at release. My gaming budget is spent for this month, so I won't be picking anything up until payday (the 31st). It's down to Final Fantasy XIII versus Resonance of Fate. I'm pretty interested in both, regardless of their reviews, so it maybe a decision I make in the store.

Are you picking it up?

Not immediately. I rarely pay $60 for a game. Doesn't seem worth it most of the time.

I don't know when I'll get around to FFXIII either. Probably Christmas. I expect (okay, hope) the used game market for that game to drop it's price down due to the vast amount of copies floating around.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
NotCoffee wrote:

Like garion, hadn't heard about Resonance of Fate and don't honestly understand it yet, but JRPGy excited. Love this thread, keep it up Clockwork :)

Thanks.

garion333 wrote:

Clocky, are you picking up RoF?

Not at release. My gaming budget is spent for this month, so I won't be picking anything up until payday (the 31st). It's down to Final Fantasy XIII versus Resonance of Fate. I'm pretty interested in both, regardless of their reviews, so it maybe a decision I make in the store.

Are you picking it up?

Might I interest you a trade? I've got and am playing FFXIII. Were you to buy RoF, I would happily swap with you once we're both done. I'm reckoning I'm going to be finished with FF in a month, and I don't do multiple playthroughs of JRPGs (and they've not announced any DLC to keep me interested beyond one playthrough).

Same offer to anyone else that wants to take me up on it. PM me if interested.

Jonman wrote:

Might I interest you a trade? I've got and am playing FFXIII. Were you to buy RoF, I would happily swap with you once we're both done. I'm reckoning I'm going to be finished with FF in a month, and I don't do multiple playthroughs of JRPGs (and they've not announced any DLC to keep me interested beyond one playthrough).

Same offer to anyone else that wants to take me up on it. PM me if interested.

Which platform? Whatever I get will be on the 360.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Jonman wrote:

Might I interest you a trade? I've got and am playing FFXIII. Were you to buy RoF, I would happily swap with you once we're both done. I'm reckoning I'm going to be finished with FF in a month, and I don't do multiple playthroughs of JRPGs (and they've not announced any DLC to keep me interested beyond one playthrough).

Same offer to anyone else that wants to take me up on it. PM me if interested.

Which platform? Whatever I get will be on the 360.

Oops - forgot to mention. 360 too.

I'll get Resonance of Fate, then, and if you still have your copy of Final Fantasy XIII when I finish, we'll swap.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'll get Resonance of Fate, then, and if you still have your copy of Final Fantasy XIII when I finish, we'll swap.

Deal!