Googleshng - July 6 '01- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time|
Could someone explain to me how I managed to go this long without using
this column title? Oh right, it's only the second column title I've gotten to do this month. I really
need to iron out a schedule that gives me my 4th day back. When your weekend is longer than your week,
it can really frell you up. Oh, and Traks isn't here after all. If it's any consolation, Paws grabbed
the whole weekend, so you'll have some sense of stability if only for a few days.
A surprisingly coherent letter from Imperial Mog
Hey (monks sing) GOOG-LE-SH-NG AND TRAKS
I'm glad nothing's to bad on your front Google. I'm here to liven things up
since it's helps me through my daily struggle. I do note that the emulation
of FFIV to Playstation is near flawless. There's basically no load times
except saving and loading files but that's expected. Wasn't the Japanese
version of FFIV really bad on that? What do you two think a next Chrono game
be about? Maybe you have to prevent the slaughter of the Chrono Trigger
characters. Also I love your theory of Leah Goog, especilly if she yelled
SERGE-SAMA. I heard a rumor also that Kingdom hearts might also have cameos
from various Square games? If that were true that'd make it as odd as one of
those demented crossover fanfics. Imagine Sephiroth telling Pinocchio that
he's a puppet, what silly things could happen there?
OK, from what I saw at E3, FF4 runs nice and smoothly, with none of the anthology woes. Good to hear
since the copy from Japan's FFA was so buggy they didn't give it to us. On the other hand, unless the
version running at E3 just had a dummy script in it, the retranslation is absolutely wretched. Chrono
Trigger meanwhile has it's good old translation, but nasty slowdown issues. Then of course people have
problem getting both of them to run. Chrono 3 stuff I'll address later on. Finally, I stand by my earlier
statement that Kingdom Hearts strikes me as the result of a drunken bet, and I'm really looking forward
to it for some sick demented reason.
(in high pitched voice)
Warning! Danger! This disc is intended only for the Sega Saturn system! It contains dynamic digital data that can blow out your speakers! Please! Remove this CD from your CD player!
(in super-bass voice)
Or kiss your tweeters goodBYE!
*explosion, glass breaking*
Was it something like that?
A surprisingly large number of people placed this week's quote as what you hear when you put just about
any Saturn game translated by WD in a CD player, but since you actually went as far as embarrassing yourself
typing out the whole silly thing, yours is the letter I print. Tildes all around! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Here's a good link for people who want to learn some RPG designer wisdom. It's actually an old article but it's written by Warren Spector who produced Ultima 7 parts 1 and 2. He also produced System Shock and the Ultima Underworld games, and is very respected in the industry.
Thanks and bye
That's actually a fairly interesting article, which I should really get back to finishing after I finish
this column. You should probably finish this column before reading it too. Oh, and by the way, this was
submitted by one of the new newsies we just picked up and are doing a darn good job. Oh, and yes I do
realize that I'm sucking up to people who I just helped hire. I'm odd that way.
More on FF6 EXP
Well, I have no question, but I'd like to answer about the best place in
FFVI to make levelling-up; it's near Doma Castle: single character with
There you go, a handy tip for people wanting to make Kefka a complete cakewalk.
Hi Google. This is my first time writing in, and I was prompted to write because I saw an article on RPGamer's main page that said FFT wasn't going to be a greatest hit. I happen to work at Funcoland(please don't blame me for the prices, I don't make them), and in our computer systems, Tactics IS listed as a greatest hit, and this addition was made several days ago, so we should be receiving the games pretty soon. I don't think a huge corporation would make a change in their computers like this on a rumor, so it's probably true. Oh, and the used price for Tactics also dropped from the insane 55 bucks to 18 bucks, if anyone cares. Thanks for listening. Bye! Mark
OK, so Square mentions that Sony's rereleasing FFT, then Sony denies it, then all the game stores list
it. There is clearly some miscommunication around here somewhere, so if I were one of you people looking
for FFT, and what this person says is true, I would raid my lowest Funcoland right now and snatch it up
for that $18. That way if it isn't rereleased, you still get a nice cheap copy, and if it is, you get
one without that ugly green bar!
Allright, so I'm sitting here with my Dreamcast, no knowledge of written
Japanese, and the inkling to find out what all the fuss in Japan is
about. Therefore my question really is if Sakura Taisen 3 is worth
playing with a walkthrough / translation. The way I see it, there's
less than a proverbial snowball's chance in hell for this game to be
released in the US.
Part the second:
Am I the only one excited about magical vacation? I mean Brownie
Brown is practically the Seiken Densetsu team, and none of the SD games
have ever let me down. Although I'm convinced that only my friend and I
truly loved LoM.
What GBA games excite you to a frothy lather? I know that I can't
wait to get my hands on Tactics Ogre and Golden Sun.
Well, I came into possession of the original Sakura Wars not too long ago, and playing it with a translation
handy I enjoyed it quite a bit. I might just be a masochist there though. The first game at least is seriously
story driven. The fights are pretty much all cakewalks, and the non-fight gameplay is just walking around
talking to everyone for LONG periods of time (with the occasional mini-game thrown in). In fact, at one
point someone asked me why I didn't just save myself some trouble and just read the script instead of
playing the game. Then there's the fact that the three games ARE direct sequels, with returning characters
and villains and all that. So if you REALLY want to go through with the self torture that is importing
a text heavy game, you should get the first two first... or at least watch the anime series based on them,
which unlike the games have been translated. You'd have to just mentally insert the main character though,
since I'm told they cut him out for some bizzare reason. Oh, and as for GBA games, I've been too broke
to do much drooling, but I've seen a lot that looks fun.