Googleshng - November 1 '01- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time|
Did everyone have a happy Halloween? After someone asked if there were
any horror themed RPGs out there I sat down and played through the first disc of Koudelka. Not only does
it have the whole horror theme going, but it takes place on Halloween... until midnight hits about halfway
through at least. I was tempted to try and play fast enough to have it actually hit midnight at that
point but, well, too much work.
Speaking of which, why don't I print that letter?
Good evening, Googleshng *nods*,
1. Since it is halloween, and the demons are out, and the vapires are roaming, and the werewolfs are killing, and the zombies are maming... We need an evil RPG. Are there any out that i shoudl get to play, or that are coming out soon soon?
2. I ask a question to all peeps out there, if they are going out somewhere tonight, be it a party or getting CANDY, if thou art dressing up as RPG characters, and if so, i propose a small contest for the best-looking-to-reality-RPG-character-dress-up. :) Anyone else with me???
Off to write i go, go i write, yes i do...
There's Koudelka, which I mentioned above, and which is getting a sequel before the end of the year (Shadow Hearts).
Then there's Parasite Eve, which doesn't quite have that horror kick to it so much as it just has a lot
of people and animals melting. THEN of course there's Parasite Eve 2, which IS horrific, but not in the
right way. It's the "I have to run back and forth across 15 empty screens 5 times if I want to keep all
my items!?!?!" kind of horrific.
Some names to go with yesterday's explanation
A bit of trivia:
The Xenogears team (which consists of Tetsuya
Takahashi, Yasuyuki Honne, Soraya Saga etc) left
Square because apparently Square was reluctant to
provide funding for their ambitious project - they
thought it wouldn't be a big money-maker.
- Akira Akutagawa
While I'm all for people making radical broad-sweeping ambitious projects, I'd probably be a bit wary
about funding one that wasn't mine too.
Greetings, King of Slimes and Lord of Sheep!
You commented the other day that a sequel is almost always better left to the
developer(s) of the original. While I agree that this is the case 99% of the
time, sometimes even the same team can mishandle sequels. Case in point-
Chrono Cross. The CT team worked on the game, but Yuji Horii and Akira
Toriyama were at work on Dragon Quest 7 at the time. Thus, I believe, instead
of a full-fledged sequel, we got a game that was more like "The Matrix:
Chrono Trigger Edition." So perhaps the fact that Hironobu Sakaguchi is
thinking about entertaining the thought of playing with the idea of maybe
possibly green-lighting a Square-made Chrono Sequel might not be TOO bad. Or,
maybe they'll just make another pseudo-philosophical side-quest with 256
characters; 3 of whom have an effect on the plot, while the rest all say the
exact same thing in each situation, in a different accent. Wonder if we'll
see an Aborigine this time?
"Nunu myokah *tongue click* Lavos *click click click*!"
Hehehe. They could even go with "LAVOS SUXXORZ D00DZ!" but somehow I doubt anyone would use THAT character.
Anyway though, yes, the same team can mishandle sequels. I wouldn't use Chrono Cross as an example though,
because trying to figure out how much of the original Chrono team was on it gives me a headache.
It was really strange, as i was reading the column last night, i was eating a Necco Wafer as i read about the saturn battle.
On with a question...What is your opinion on dating sims? I realy enjoy watching Tokimeki Memorial, and i was wondering how others felt about this kind of game. I guess another question is, What was the biggest suprise that you've had in a game/gaming experience? I'd have to say mine was in Xenogears, when Elly turns into Miang.
I don't really have any experience with dating sims. Closest I've ever played is Sakura Wars, which I
say doesn't count due to the lack of, you know, dates. Concept doesn't really appeal to me though.
Most surprising moment in a game... hmm... I think I'll have to go with when it dawned on me what ship
I'd have at the end of Skies of Arcadia, followed by the Chuchu scene in Xenogears.