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RPGCast - Episode 282: "RPGCast: Pumpkin Spice Latte"

sabin1001sabin1001 Man vs. Slime, the fourth type of conflictMadison, WIAdministrators
edited October 2013 in Latest Updates
RPGCast - Episode 282: "RPGCast: Pumpkin Spice Latte"

Yeah, I'll have a venti double dirty chai pumpkin spice latte to go, no foam. What do you mean you don't have an espresso machine? Look, you're a game developer who just had a successful kickstarter, you need to spend that money on the important things.

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  • BalanceBalance Member Full Members
    edited October 2013
    I'm glad I'm not a reviewer, you can never please everyone. I want to thank Emanuel for making the effort to check out Path of Exiles. I think he said some very honest and perceptive things about it. Whether you enjoy a game or not is very subjective and for niche games, being reviewed by a non-specialist is frustrating for the fans for whom it is the best thing since sliced bread.
    I'm going to buy Dragon Fantasy 2 and continue playing Path of Exiles, the people who like these sorts of games are going to "buy"/play them, it's the fence sitters -which could mean additional revenue which need to be pursuaded.
    I liked Dragon fantasy one, probbaly repeating myself but it just felt a little short for me and that had more bearing on whether I will buy the 2nd.
    On Path of Exiles, I would like to make some comments, as I sepnt 6-7 months onthe open Beta.
    1) It lacks polish, graphics and concessions to mass market appeal by making skill trees hard to reset. It has exp penalties, it takes a commitment of time and grinding to try out a build. The monsters do a lot of damage making defensive needs a priority. My point is, it's not compromising on difficulty to attract mass market or dumbing down.
    2) It is pretty much a tribute to Diablo 1 and Diablo 2
    3) Despite what I said in 1) with the launch GGG seem to be trying for a bit more mass market appeal for the official launch by A) Introducing a new poster girl character with faster experience gain B) Upgrading the graphics, animations, attempting for more polish. C) A reduction in exp penalties in the 2 higher difficulties- cruel and merciless
    My prediction is that the launch will add some new gamers but not really a significant amount, after all being on steam gives it a higher profile and conevenience, it is a still niche game that I will predict is already a cult game which is supporting itself easily with its non pay to win microtransaction model.
    BTW, I'm looking forward to Etrian Odyssey untold Milennium girl :)
  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs The Bemused Administrators
    edited October 2013
    I chose Y version, paritally because my sister likes Xerneas, and I'm not terribly picky about which version I get. Also because Yveltal is pretty cool in its own right and as a Dark type, it gets a spot on my team as one of my "six essential types." I chose Fennekin as my starters because I always go for the Fire type.

    When it comes to Pokemon, I'm quite the traditionalist. :P
    Reincarnation, realization
  • risingsunrisingsun - Fancy Title - RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2013
    By the way chris. Excellent blurb. Well done.
  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited October 2013
    First off, Pokemon Conquest wasn't a crossover with Romance of the Three Kingdoms, but with Nobunaga's Ambition.

    Now, here's the lowdown on your various Musou games.

    Dynasty Warriors (Sangokumusou/Shin Sangokumusou) - The mainline Musou series, starting off with an unassuming fighting game on the PS1 and turning into a major beat-em-up franchise on the PS2 and onward. Set in Three Kingdoms-era China.

    Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou) - A spinoff of Dynasty Warriors, this beat-em-up series is focused instead on the Warring States era of Japan. Currently at three mainline games.

    Warriors Orochi (Musou Orochi) - A three-part (so far) crossover of Dynasty and Samurai warriors. The most recent game, Orochi Warriors 3 Hyper, features characters from other properties as well, including Joan of Arc from Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War and Ayane from Dead or Alive. More are planned to be added for the even more enhanced version on PS3, Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate (which hasn't had a western release announced, though it'll likely end up being Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate if it does come out).

    Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War - As you might guess, this takes place during the Hundred Years' War between the British Empire and France. A solo game.

    Warriors: Legends of Troy (Toroi Musou) - Another one-shot entry, this one is set against the backdrop of the Trojan War. Was developed by Koei Canada instead of Omega Force.

    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (Gundam Musou) - A three-part series (so far) set in at least some flavor of the Gundam universe....

    Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage (Hokuto Musou) - A really, really, really gorey musou game set against the backdrop of another legendary, long-standing anime series, Fist of the North Star.

    One Piece: Pirate Warriors (Wan Pisu Kaizoku Musou) - A recent spinoff, this one based on the One Piece anime.

    Anyway, hope that helps keep the various musou games apart for you guys. :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "What the f--- is a Shakespeare?"
    -Rico Valasquez, showing off why no one likes him.
  • PawsPaws Purr RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2013
    Wow, I actually had no clue there were that many O.O Thanks!
  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited October 2013
    Paws said:
    Wow, I actually had no clue there were that many O.O Thanks!
    It's even more when you consider that every Dynasty Warriors game on the PS2/3 has had an Xtreme Legends expansion (since 3) and an Empires spinoff (since 4). I know Samurai Warriors 1 and 2 also had XL and Empires additions... I'm not sure 3 did...

    It's clearly a popular model in Japan, as there are so damned many of them, and it's gained a cult following in the west as well.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "What the f--- is a Shakespeare?"
    -Rico Valasquez, showing off why no one likes him.
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2013
    I have to admit that I found One Piece: Pirate Warriors to be a lot of fun (and I know next-to-nothing about One Piece... I just thought it was a very entertaining co-op beat-em-up). Maybe I should try Dynasty Warriors sometime, though it might not be as much fun without the crazy anime moves.
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • MasterChiefMasterChief I didn't learn anything! Full Members
    edited October 2013
    Oh, Dynasty Warriors has plenty of crazy anime moves. Just be sure to get the PS3 version of 8 if you get that one. The 360 version is a slipshod lord.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "What the f--- is a Shakespeare?"
    -Rico Valasquez, showing off why no one likes him.
  • Fowl SorcerousFowl Sorcerous Dread News Editor RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2013
    Ocelot said:
    I have to admit that I found One Piece: Pirate Warriors to be a lot of fun (and I know next-to-nothing about One Piece... I just thought it was a very entertaining co-op beat-em-up). Maybe I should try Dynasty Warriors sometime, though it might not be as much fun without the crazy anime moves.
    careful where you say that becky, i need a budddy too help me clear out some friendship missions in DW:GUNDAM 3....

    ps: bladestorm also incorporates a lot of elements of the Kessen franchise, koei's three kingdoms-flavoured rts.
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited October 2013
    Fowl Sorcerous said:
    careful where you say that becky, i need a budddy too help me clear out some friendship missions in DW:GUNDAM 3....

    ps: bladestorm also incorporates a lot of elements of the Kessen franchise, koei's three kingdoms-flavoured rts.
    Man, you know I'm allergic to giant robots. I won't even use Frankie in One Piece. :)
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
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