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  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (PS4) That was a really excellent Ys game. It seems like the popular sentiment is that there is "too much Trails in Ys," and I'm not sure this needed to be a 40 hour game, but I really liked the way the story wrapped up in…
  • Summon Night 6 (PS4/Vita), working on a review but it won't be as positive as God Wars.
  • Clix wrote: » jscarpe wrote: » I've enjoyed reading these Mac, it has me wanting to try some of the ones I haven't played. I've always thought I wasn't much of a FF fan, but reading your dispatches has me thinking I've been playing the wrong one…
  • I've enjoyed reading these Mac, it has me wanting to try some of the ones I haven't played. I've always thought I wasn't much of a FF fan, but reading your dispatches has me thinking I've been playing the wrong ones. Now to find some time to play so…
  • After playing some of SRW: V, I'll be interested to see a SRPG from the same devs based on a property where I have some clue as to what is going on.
  • Thank you Gaijin, I basically typed that on my phone before I got cut off and couldn't finish my post. For Summon Night (at least 5, I'm not far into 6) think really chatty SRPG; it's not one of those visual novels that occasionally tosses in a stra…
  • The older I get, the more I gravitate towards Easy St. I used to always start on the default difficulty and sometimes went for hard on series I was familiar with, but these days I just want to see more games rather than spending lots of time with a …
  • This is the first Switch exclusive that has me wishing I owned one. I was worried with the way some people were talking about it that it would overstay its welcome, but it sounds like it was a good length to boot.
  • Lunar is a series that I wish I had gotten into; I did have a Sega CD, but Lunar wasn't among the few games I owned for it. I tried the PSP remake of the first Lunar, but that one didn't stick for some reason. At least it sounds like there is no rea…
  • severinmira wrote: » I enjoyed what I played but couldn't really get into it, though I'm not a huge tactical RPG fan as it is. The loading screens on Vita really were excessive, which is likely part of it. I wondered about that; the loading tim…
  • Just a few years ago Gust was one of my favorite devs, so it's sad that their execution has gone downhill the past few games. Considering my opinions have pretty closely matched Nyx's on Gust games, I think I'll just pass on this until it gets less …
  • Strawberry Eggs wrote: » I find the "senior to replace senpai" thing to be especially odd. ADV used to do this with their anime dubs back in the late 90s and early 00's, and it was just as awkward then as it is now. Excel Saga was especially jarri…
  • ArtyParty wrote: » Sorry, I don't think a great translation can make up for crappy gameplay. I don't think so either, but I liked the gameplay in SN5. That sort of small scale SRPG can lose the strategy and just become a slog if not done right,…
  • It’s going to be interesting with English VA this time. I know people considered it a negative that SN5 didn’t have voice acting, but bad voice acting could be so much worse than none. I continue to look forward to this release.
  • An SRPGSeptember wrapup: Finished God Wars which was quite good actually, but I'll leave most of my thoughts for the review I need to finish. Think that is the first time I've finished a game for a month play-along; having a review hanging over m…
  • I shared this story on twitter, but I have to share it again here. I went to my local WalMart at midnight to pick up a SNES classic. They had plenty and even showing up just before midnight, I was able to snag one. Anyway, while I was standing in li…
  • Now that I have a SNES Classic, I have to pay FF VI don't I?
  • Action combat without menus; that looks like a HUGE improvement over the first game, and I thought I had this game safely in the nope pile.
  • QOTW: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was already announced, but even the tiny trailer got me excited for it. My favorite part of that game was seeing the scale models of the mecha on the TGS show floor where the characters in the game were the height of th…
  • I liked the first part of this duology and it sounds like they fixed the problems I had with the first one: awesome. Now I just have to find some time to fit this in. Wheels wrote: » going to have to check these out now After your experience w…
  • God Wars: Future Past (PS4) A quite good (and lengthy) SRPG. Glad it didn't pass me by.
  • Fowl Sorcerous wrote: » so I never played Ein, can i jump into zwei right away or is there a bunch of sequel baggage? There is part of me that wishes they would have left it as Zwei 2 so the West could enjoy the full absurdity of that title.
  • Pretty excited for Allaince Alive getting localized; I'll take a game from the writer of Suikoden. Beyond that, the Direct made me realize that I'm going to have to procure a Switch sooner rather than later.
  • Well, KT has been slowly backing away from Vita this year so it's not a surprise they are finally cutting support. There are programming costs to installing a localization and then debugging another platform. Also, Atelier Firis was terrible on the …
  • Another first person dungeon crawler for the... Vita? Eh Severin Mira wrote: » The survival RPG from the team behind Danganronpa received its first footage at TGS. Team behind Danganronpa! Okay, you stay on the radar.
  • Still making progress in God Wars; it seems like I've been playing it forever, and I'm not totally sure of my playtime because I can't find a timer in game, but I must be around 60 hours in and finally reached the final chapter. Usually I tend to gr…
  • I attempt to limit myself to two games at a time; one portable and one console. Sometimes I'll also juggle in an older backlog RPG as well, but I have to usually set rules for myself about playing them (Tuesdays become Retro Tuesdays) or they have a…
  • Probably a dumb question, but I'll ask anyway: on the faulty HDMI port, do you have a TV that still has a component hookup? I know at least the fat PS3s support the PS2 component cables. That's how my PS3 is hooked up; saves an HDMI port. As to s…