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RPGCast - Episode 197: "Roast Chicken with Demon Fries"

sabin1001sabin1001 Man vs. Slime, the fourth type of conflictMadison, WIAdministrators
edited October 2011 in Latest Updates
RPGCast - Episode 197: "Roast Chicken with Demon Fries"

Chocobos are getting into the midst of battles in FFXIV. Demons are being given for free with World of Warcraft subscriptions. Pandas are invading and...taking a nap? It's been a weird couple of weeks, but the RPG Cast is back to guide you through it.

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  • VonBeardlyVonBeardly Beard God Full Members
    edited October 2011
    According to the FaQ for the annual pass thing Blizzard is doing, it states that if you have an account that the time ran out on and you wanna re-subscribe to join the annual pass program that you can. Went and re-subscribed today and it won't let me do the annual pass thing. I know my account is good. Kinda annoyed about it. Will have to try again later I guess. Also have to send them an e-mail.

    Got it settled just had to call them.
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  • LegendaryZoltanLegendaryZoltan Releaser of Heavy Metal Full Members
    edited October 2011
    That censor that you made for the Catherine review was genius! I was cracking up yo!
    I just finished playing the Dungeon Defenders demo and I think it is SWEET! I might buy it after I finish White Knight Chronicles 2.
    I'll probably buy FF14 for PS3 when it comes out. By that time it should be a damn good game, I'd like to think.
  • caddyalancaddyalan Member Full Members
    edited October 2011
    Hakuouki is a reverse harem story. Unless I'm seriously mistaken, it doesn't have any complex gameplay. You can learn a little about it on the Visual Novel Database -- http://vndb.org/v1715 -- and if you're okay with spoilers, then read 4 Shiki's review at http://sandeian.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/otome-game-review-hakuouki

    That said, I thought it was a rather unusual choice for localization. Especially since few companies have released worksafe visual novels or translated romance games in English as full retail products. Also, it seems odd that the only English version will be on the PSP, both on PSN and as a retail disc. The PSP isn't a failure, but it is not usually considered profitable among English speaking companies. Finally, I was surprised to hear that Aksys Games will release Hakuouki right around the same that the Vita is available for sale worldwide. I made sure to post on Aksys' message board, and express my concerns about whether the company will be able to sell more than a few copies.

    As of this writing, a number of freeware creators and indie game groups have released reverse harem stories and complex games in English. And some people have managed to make fan translation patches for a few reverse harem games. So while it's true that Aksys is taking a risk by releasing a niche product, at the same time there's already a decent variety of visual novels and games available for English speaking fans.

    A somewhat related question: is there a video game (or an RPG if you wish to be specific) which you've purchased and enjoyed, even though you believe there's only a few other fans who have even heard of it?
  • RosestormRosestorm Host of The Sectorcast Full Members
    edited October 2011
    caddyalan said:
    A somewhat related question: is there a video game (or an RPG if you wish to be specific) which you've purchased and enjoyed, even though you believe there's only a few other fans who have even heard of it?
    The Legend of Dragoon
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  • Just DougJust Doug Member Full Members
    edited October 2011
    caddyalan said:
    A somewhat related question: is there a video game (or an RPG if you wish to be specific) which you've purchased and enjoyed, even though you believe there's only a few other fans who have even heard of it?
    The only RPG example I can think of would be to second Rosestorm's mention of "The Legend of Dragoon."

    The other game I can think of is Ring of Red. For years after it's release, I'd have thought I was the only guy who'd ever played it. Its setting and mecha were my sort of thing, so I enjoyed it from start to finish.
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  • VonBeardlyVonBeardly Beard God Full Members
    edited October 2011
    A somewhat related question: is there a video game (or an RPG if you wish to be specific) which you've purchased and enjoyed, even though you believe there's only a few other fans who have even heard of it?
    I know most people that have tried the game hate it but more people have never heard of it is a game called 7th Saga for the SNES. Not sure why but I love that game and not a single one of my gaming friends has ever heard of it.
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2011
    Dokapon Kingdom! Nobody bought it, it's terrible single-player, but it's fairly amusing with more than two players. This weekend we just continued the longest ever Dokapon Kingdom game with a friend who lives out of town and visits every other year or so. :D
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
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  • VonBeardlyVonBeardly Beard God Full Members
    edited October 2011
    Ocelot said:
    Dokapon Kingdom! Nobody bought it, it's terrible single-player, but it's fairly amusing with more than two players. This weekend we just continued the longest ever Dokapon Kingdom game with a friend who lives out of town and visits every other year or so. :D
    hrmm that reminds me i still have to try my copy of Dokapon. Have had that game for a long time and still haven't played it. Probably because if I played it now it would only be me playing it.
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  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2011
    VonBeardly said:
    hrmm that reminds me i still have to try my copy of Dokapon. Have had that game for a long time and still haven't played it. Probably because if I played it now it would only be me playing it.
    Yeah, I really recommend getting a couple friends together to play it. The game really isn't very fun if you don't have anybody to beat up and give a poo head.
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  • LordKaiserLordKaiser Gaming Freedom Full Members
    edited October 2011
    Secret of the Stars was very obscure, no one never knew of what game I was talking about.
    Never buy a game published by D3 Publisher that is not WKCII. They cheated on their fans by releasing a game that they didn't support not even for a year and they released a rushed translation.
  • VonBeardlyVonBeardly Beard God Full Members
    edited October 2011
    LordKaiser said:
    Secret of the Stars was very obscure, no one never knew of what game I was talking about.
    I remember playing that abit when it first came out. Also remember it being reletively bland, but an ok RPG for people just starting in the genre.
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  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs The Bemused Administrators
    edited October 2011
    caddyalan said:
    A somewhat related question: is there a video game (or an RPG if you wish to be specific) which you've purchased and enjoyed, even though you believe there's only a few other fans who have even heard of it?
    Both Baten Kaitos games fall under that. While I know a number of people who've played the first game, you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who has played the second game and even fewer who've played both. They're great games, and it's a shame that they're so very overlooked, especially the second game.

    Another would be Lunar Knights. Now that's an obscure game. Or at least I've met very few people who've played it, or even heard of it or know that it's part of the Boktai series.
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  • 7thCircle7thCircle RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2011
    Strawberry Eggs said:
    Another would be Lunar Knights. Now that's an obscure game. Or at least I've met very few people who've played it, or even heard of it or know that it's part of the Boktai series.
    I think everyone with a DS knew about Lunar Knights when it came out -- it got positive reviews and was one of the best early DS titles before the market was inundated. It was forgotten when the DS became the go-to system for 2D action games, and latecomers to the handheld would probably never hear of it and never be recommended it. It was a fun game and probably the 2nd best action game I played on the DS after Dawn of Sorrow.

    Baten Kaitos came out right after mainstream review sources suddenly decided they all hated JRPGs and wouldn't give them much positive attention, and my memory is that it was portrayed as bad-weird rather than good-weird. Poor marketing and an awful title didn't help. As one of the very few Gamecube RPGs, I'd assume everyone heard of it, but you're right that at least on these forums it seems like not many people have, so maybe I assume incorrectly.

    For recent titles, Baroque is the one I enjoyed and I don't think many people have heard of. The only people I know who have heard of it are staff members here, and then only in the context of "that game Glenn liked because he's an idiot," although Atlus USA had the newsletter by then, so maybe most people remember it as "one of those Atlus games I got e-mails about and ignored." For older titles, I'll go with Sacrifice.
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  • DravDrav A Serious Man Full Members
    edited October 2011
    Legend of Dragoon isn't really obscure. It's just that most people completely forgot about it, like every other not-very-good JRPG from the 90s.

    I can't think of much myself. Back in 2009 I would have voted Knights of the Chalice, but that's gotten some decent attention in PC circles over the past few years. Maybe Prelude to Darkness, although precisely how "good" that game is would be up for debate.
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