I'm sorry, baby. I didn't mean to yell at you yesterday like that. It was Monday, I swear!
Look, if it'll make you feel any better... I'll read some viewer mail. There,
ya happy? Good, that's my little sugarpie!
|"I'm bored. Suikoden sucks!"|
You said that popular games receive good reviews, which is all good and
valid except, I think, in the case of FF7. Most people you ask say that
it's a crap game, but it (almost) always receives good reviews. Any ideas
on why this happens?
- RPGirl JediTerra
Well, I don't really think there's any doubt that Final Fantasy VII was
a popular RPG. I mean, it did outsell Final Fantasy 3, so in
that respect, it's more popular. The reason everyone complains is
because 1) They hate change, and FF7 was filled with it. 2) Bitching is
free, unlike many other forms of entertainment. 3) If a lot of people
like something, Titanic for instance, around 10% as many up and decide they hate it. Sometimes
for legitimate reasons, sometimes to be "cool" and "different". (And speaking of cool and different, I am proud to say I've never seen Titanic. Go Thor!)|
|I'd quote MST3K's theme again, but that's getting old.|
Hey, Sexpa...I mean Thor
I was just think, why doesn't anyone leave the rocket town when the
rocket launch is aborted...and on that note why is the town still there
after the rocket takes off? Oh yeah you really kick ass. Oh wait one last
question does Shera live in Cid house and if so where does she sleep
because there's no upstairs (to my knowledge)? From, Iain "Quote the raven
Dude... it's just a game. Forget it and move on with your life. Really -- it's for the best.
I mean, it wasn't too long ago that NPCs wouldn't stop asking you to save
them from this monster or that crisis even after you completed the dungeon,
gained the levels and stuck the boss' head on a wooden post outside the
|The Crying Game|
(Final Fantasy Tactics spoiler)
Was Ajora a man or a woman??? Most evidence points to him/her being a man,
but why Teta? And Altima looked like a woman to me.
No doubt about it, Ajora was a dude. He probably just looked kind of femmy
as Altima because... as for Teta. Er. Wait, what is the question?|
|You buy it, you break it.|
RPGuru and RPGamers alike, |
I just want to bring up something to think about for everyone.
We have all been told not to throw down a book before reading the first
few chapters, or not declaring a movie bad within the first few minutes.
We should, in all honesty, give everything at least a little chance to
impress. On the other side of this, if you have read, say, 8 chapters of a
book and you still think it's horrible, it would then be acceptable to
discontinue reading it, right? Yes it is, and rightfully so. To draw my
parallel with video games, I will offer the 8 hour mark as the "acceptable
to disown" point. Ok, with that out of the way, can I ask why everyone who
hates Final Fantasy VII knows how it ends? I know the 8 hour marker could
vary from person to person, but the game took at least 30 - 35 hours to
beat, and that just seems like a lot of time spent doing something that
you now argue as unenjoyable. I don't know, it just kind of befuddles me,
I mean, I don't finish reading books I don't like, I don't finish watching
movies that I think aren't very interesting, and I don't finish playing
video games that I think are bad, so why do you?
til next time,
- MIKE, Josh Reid's #1 fan
Well, MIKE (more cap'ed nicks! Auagh!), it's probably because most stores
don't allow you to return opened games, and a videogame costs just a
bit more than a $3 movie rental, or a $6 paperback. Since
you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a used copy of Final Fantasy
VII -- Funcoland sells 'em for what, two cents? -- there was
no real demand for the game if ya wanted to sell it, so most were stuck grudgingly completing the FF7. Some in hopes
of things getting better towards the end, others who just wanted a bit of
eye candy for their money, and others still who had their hopes set on
some hardcore Tifa/Cloud action in the ending sequence.|
Hey i got the finishing touches to ur little paraapa rap.
Jump, slice, its all in the mind,
p.s. when the hell is lunar coming out!!!???
If you can reach me you'll get my hind.
The things I teach ye
will let you see me
now, Z, target, see me
and chop, jump, block.
Ah yea i see ur getting beter
now turn to the limit in order to get her
here we go now:
Z, target, turn
- Brian Huffman
Puff Daddy beware, Huff Brian is the new kid on the block!
See that "News" icon to the left of that column? Click it, then click release dates. :D
|Believe it or not, I get a good half dozen of these a week.|
The name of your site is RPGamer. But what is an RPG? Are there any rules
for an RPG? If the game just lets you play a role of somebody, then aren't ALL
games RPGs? Like Zelda and Final Fantasy, they are not alike in gameplay
but yet they are both RPG. Why is that? That will mean that Super Mario is
also an RPG because you play the role as Mario (or Luigi). I am new to
this RPG world so please give me a nice run-down of what an RPG is.
Trying to find a definition for "RPG" is like trying to find the difference
between Sci Fi and Fantasy. Sure, the "answer" is probably popping in your
head as you read this, but believe you me: there are thirty guys who know
much more than you and are just waiting to shoot down anything you can come
up with. (Damn those Omni subscribers!)
Basically an RPG is a game with lots of character
development -- both story-wise and stats building. Sometimes, what is an
what isn't an RPG just comes down to the publisher themselves, as in the
case with Zelda 64. (Which is an action/adventure, not an RPG, but Nintendo
of America probably figured they'd call anything an RPG after realizing
that Quest 64 didn't kill Final Fantasy VII as they had hoped.) So, to answer
your question... er... any game with "Legend", "Sword" or "Fantasy" in its title.
|The name's Antrim. Thunderpants Antri -- hey, no it's not!|
The most recent quote of the game, I believe, is from Wild ARMs, near the
very end just before you fight Boomerang Flash in the Arena. Where's my
- Matt Blackie
For correctly guessing the quote, you'll receive the following:
* Offer vallid only while supplies last. Expires.... now.
- One 350+ page full color strategy guide for Adventure.
- One Final Fantasy 6 spoiler (highlight to view): Moogles are cute!
- "A night in the graveyard" Halloween sound effects casette.
- A lifetime supply of dead monkeys*.
- A dented, dead ant encrusted Citra can, complements of my messy desk.
|Now, that's a darn good review.|
On the subject of Wild ARMs, I agree that it was a highly flawed game.
Random encounters joined with puzzles (most of them not as good as the
Zelda puzzles) make up for an extremely tedious gameplay. The plot was
actually quite good, but it fell down flat because of the poorly-handled
conversation. I can easily believe that Sony employed an unfinished draft
for a script, because the conversation was sometimes oddly cut-up, and
Cecilia talked too much nonsense. It's a pity, because the story itself
did have a solid potential. Also, it makes Cecilia one of the most
annoying female I've seen in RPGs. On the other hand it's a pity, because
it's rare that you see an RPG heroine who is really more like a regular
young woman, who is very flawed and self-pitying and childish-- in other
words, very true to life.
I mean to say that it makes Cecilia like a regular or real person
because she is self-pitying and childish but she manages to overcome her
childishness and care for someone else besides herself. :) In comparison
to the trend of too many sweet and/or innocent and/or "deeply caring"
heroines (FFVII is particularly insufferable in that respect; personally,
I am sick of heroines gushing all over men) that's kind of, well, more
realistic. In a way it's also LESS insufferable... or so I think. :)
One thing everyone fail to mention is the music, because I really feel
that the soundtrack was superb, with some tunes equaling anything you've
seen in either Uematsu or the FFT composers.
Well, and that's pretty much that on the pros and cons of Wild ARMs. :)
I posted this letter not to bash Wild ARMs (which, if you'll read carefully,
he didn't), but to show a prime example of a good review. It listed good,
it listed bad, it didn't bog down the review with petty personal peeves
which wouldn't sway anyone in one direction or the other... Mmmmmhmmm!
That's good cookin'. The one thing I'd add is comments about the battle
system, which is always important when reviewing an RPG. Well, this was Reviews
101, good day.|
How could you Don't you know kids read your Ask Thor And you post HUMOR
sites for them to look at? Its easy enough for them to get their hands on
it as it is WITHOUT video game site posting it also PLEASE do not do that
again for our childrens sake I practically DIED laughing at that site, so
just think of what would happen to innocent children
- Michael Meadors "Boilin' HOT Texas style Ginger Ale!!"
I cannot begin to apologize enough.
In my day I have done some rather offensive things. I've said "niggardly",
I've said I did not like an RPG(!), I even made a typo or two
(I know it's hard to believe, just trust me on this). But never have I done anything
as brash and perverse as linking to a humor site. I shall resign immediately.
|Look! Up in the sky! It's a question! It's a comment!|
(Or I start doing my Cryptkeeper impersonation.)
(Tonight I dine on Xenogears soup)
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|Quickies that satisfy|
I'm glad Drew is gone. He's scary, and he makes me cry :(
Aww. There there, don't cry, the bad man is gone.
Game-revolution.com is the best game review site I have seen yet. They
expalin their like and dislike for games and don't hesitate to lay a bad
game low. For an excellent Final Fantasy 7 review, check this site.
Fair enough, but in that Final Fantasy VII review they make the tired
"Why isn't it the 'final' fantasy?! Tee hee!" joke, so they suck. But
that's just my opinion, heh heh.
Too many more Prozac cookies and you'll have to eat Viagra
Who says I don't alrea
I mean, good advice there, man. Thanks, or something. Yeah.
The #rpgamer channel that's been mentioned; where is it?
- Matthew Ries
It's on the irc.rpgamer.com server. Stop by and chat sometime, I'll be the
one in the SCUBA gear holding a pink umbrella in one hand and a flame thrower
in the other. Don't ask.
After you read the 'Stuff, mosey on over to
Total RPG for an interview with
me and former Guru Allan Milligan. It's called "Thor Vs. Allan", but there's
no mud wrestling involved. Sorry to disappoint.
Everyone seems to think you can do something with the Final Fantasy VII
soldiers, but no one has done it themselves. I think I'll play it safe
and trust Square's own site.
Zack S sent in this picture of Nobuo Uematsu. I
still think my Nobuo is cooler, damnit.
Welp, I've just downed seven or eight leeches. I heard it was a good
remedy for insomnia. Of course, I don't have insomnia, at least I
don't think I do, but it's always good to catch these things before they
Oww... I think I'm going to go lay down now.
- THOR "CAPS" ANTRIM
Parasitic worms makes everything better