TRC - August 19, 2001- 0:23 Eastern Standard Time|
As I write this my cable modem is dead, I hope it comes back before I have to post this. I really don't want to have to find a way to get it to Chad's computer and then figure out how to upload it. Why is it when I need the phone or the computer to work, that's when it decides to not work?
I think there are computer gods, and they are the Old Testmant kind of god. They have lot's of strange rules and like to test your faith for no reason.
*whew* after sacrificing Hot Rod to the gods, my cable modem came back. So, let's do this thing.
King of the Mogs?
Hey (monks sing) TUR-KEY|
I was wondering if you noticed that all HP healing numbers in RPG's are
green. Also a good rule to know is that if you didn't see a character die,
they most likely didn't really die. Also, to cut to the chase, beat up the
nearest silver-haired prettyboy. Also, am I the only one who thinks it's odd
to see the characters appear to come out ot the main character. Where do they
go since it's really odd? It would explain how so many RPG characters have
some form of mental illness. Also which RPG characters (both good and bad
guys) are the most insane?
I think it's because in general green is considered healthy and good.
The rule is if there isn't a body, then they didn't die.
I'm begining to notice that trend. I want to dye my hair silver, so I can kill some stupid RPG heroes.
Naah, it's just that all RPG have really advanced technology, I mean, don't most monsters have cloaking devices?
What kind of insane? Kefka is the most entertaining. For just mindless insanity though I would go with any
enemy in Dragon Warrior 3 color... I mean who in their right mind would try to hurt the female mage?
Seriously I would say... darn it... I tried not to say it, but I have to say Sephiroth. He is a walking psych book.
No Love for da Square
Hey, not everybody loves Square. I certainly don't.
I've even gone so far as to wish they'd move over to the
Xbox so I can just ignore one console, not Xbox and the
Square games on PS2.|
Square has really hurt themselves, IMHO, when they went
mainstream. They've turned from playing an RPG, to
presenting a story in an interactive movie format, with
I, however, am having a lot of fun with other games,
such as Lunar 1&2 (not INCREDIBLE, but fun nonetheless),
Valkyrie Profile, Skies of Arcadia, Grandia II, Suikoden
BTW, anybody interested in buying a copy of Chrono
Cross, barely used, for $20? Just give me an email.
*jumps and stretches out*
Okay how to say this....
This anti-mainstream idea that pervades all forms of geek media ( comics anime and games ) is moronic. It's stupid, if you don't enjoy the games, don't buy them.
I mean where did Square go so wrong? If it wasn't for Square going mainstream, then you wouldn't be able to enjoy some of those games you are mentioning. I'm not saying we should love Square, I am saying let's not bash it anymore? How about we bash Microsoft instead? ( Hi Firemyst! )
I first got Xenogears before everyone knew what it
was, so yay me. Anyway, I was just wondering
something, *spoiler*, if Fei was created to free Zohar
and Miang was created to revive Deus, where does Elly
As to the whole Squaresoft thing... I don't complain
about companies. I base the games on a game by game
basis. Yes, I have bought a lot of Square games, and
yes I have enjoyed them. But then again, Square also
puts out a large amount of games. So I'm either lucky
I got the good games, or I'm easy to please. Either
way I don't care. I cried at the end of FF8. I've
never had that happen with a game before (or since).
If you don't like what a company sells on such a
basis, don't buy it. Or if you must, rent it first,
then hate it. I'm not defending Square so much as
trying to stop whiners from saying, "Square used to be
so good in the SNES days, and now they don't care."
And finally, Hail to the King, baby.
The Wandering God
From my view point a lot of people's problems with Square is either summed up with the letter above, or they believe Square doesn't put out quality games. The first is a unsupported opinion trying to be fact, the other is just an opinion. Now NOT liking a game just because it's put out by Square would really be stupid.
As for the Xenogears stuff I didn't play that game because Square sucks.
*looks around* What?
Seriously I am one of the few people who have yet to beat Xenogears, so no help there.
The Something Something
Hello Turkey...I think it is "The Reigning Champion"
Hey, and no it's not.
Well, since "the reins are being loosed" and I can write about anything, I
might as well ask about Tactics Ogre.
I have never played the game, because my brother stopped playing video games
right after Final Fantasy Tactics, and I didn't really start getting into
figuring out my own games to get untill uh...FF8 I guess...
So anyway, now I want to play it. I looked at all the pawn shops and it's no
where to be found, so I went on Ebay. How much do you think I should pay for
it? most of the games there are a little over 40 dollars right now. I think
I am going to wait untill 2 minutes left and bid $45 dollars and get it over
Also, about Final Fantasy Tactics...I had it and played it a lot, and then
let someone borrow it. It was my brother's friend, and then he moved. He
didn't give me it back. That rat bastard......I have to buy the green
striped one now.
Well just what game are you talking about? Tactics Ogre is a series of games, not just one. If you are talking about Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together, then I would say go for it. I've only seen it *ONCE* ever. Now if you mean the rerelease of the SNES Ogre Battle, then no, I'm sure you can find it for cheaper. Dude, stealing FFT is an offense punishable by death in some places ( I mean just ask an aussie, they would kill for a copy )
Also let me welcome you to the fold!
Final Fantasy Woes
so, you wanted more passion in a response to square? well let me tell ya, they messed up big with that movie, first of all, they could have made the EXACT movie and slapped any name on it. My point? what exactly made that movie "final fantasy"? nothing, if you want to bridge from a playstion video game to a multi-million dollar movie, don't do something new, they should have made a movie based on something audiences were familiar with, like one of the more successful ideas they had before. However, even if stubborn square wouldn't "repeat something"(gasp), they should have AT LEAST set something into a fantasy-midevil setting to appease more RPG fans, personally, im sick and tired of the futuristic settings in my rpg's, i miss the sword-in-hand in a castle setting myself.
Anyway, even if you disagree, this is the point of a write in response, eh?
The other other white meat:
Well as I've said here and in other places, the Final Fantasy name is a brand name, and since this is the first movie Square has made, they are gonna go with a brand name. Also, the same applies to the games with Final Fantasy.
From what people have told me, they consider it a FF7 redux on the big screen. I seriously doubt a fantastic setting would make the movie any more succesful. In fact, Sci-fi is a more readily accepted genre then fantasy when it comes to movies. Name a hit movie that has a fantasy setting. Well.... go play one with a fantasy setting. I mean seriously, there are many many many many rpgs set in that setting. Go find one, play it, be happy.
Cause it's Thriller night
Dear TRC man,
I need a new game. I have a dreamcast, and need something new. I have no
idea if there are any other RPGs worth buying, cause i already have Skies of
Arcadia, Grandia 2, Shenmue, and PSO. I also have Time Stalkers but i havent
started playing it yet. Your thoughts on this subject would be helpful,
And if the FF:TSW DVD has anything to do with Michael Jackson on it, im
definatly going to buy it.
TRC Man... Man.... Man:
You've listed the few DC RPGs I have played, now if you just want an enjoyable game, I would go with either Tony Hawke's Pro Skater 2 or Capcom vs SNK. Although neither are RPGs, I enjoy both games. Some staffers say the Evolutions are fun, if you like dungeon crawlers.
Micheal Jackson + 3D women? That's comedy waiting to happen.
The Men of Thousand Arms
One of my favourite RPGs of all time was Thousand Arms. The characters were
cool and had very unique personalities, the battle system is still one of
the best in any RPG, the story wasn't the greatest, but it was still very
compelling, the dating element was hillarious and the monsters and bosses
were some of the most creative I've seen.
Do you know if this spectacular
game is going to get a sequel on PS2 or GameCube? It sure as hell deserves
one! Oh yeah,what is up with XBOX being so damn expensive in Canada?$460?
Never played Thousand arms, and at this point, prolly never will. As far as I know there isn't a sequel for Thousand Arms in the works. And about the Xbox, I heard Microsoft was encouraging stores to sell the Xbox in 'packs', with games and stuff. Some cost an upwards of 1200 american. I am wondering who is gonna buy those.
Breath of Fur?
Eh, Free Topic, huh? Well, I have a few Q's that need A's...
Here at Q&A we feel there is nothing more tragic then a Q without an A, so people, if you see a Q off by itself, give it an A.
1. Vigilante 8... Does anyone play that game besides me?
I've played that game, a long time ago. It's an okay game. I wasn't impresssed though.
2. What's the best equipment for Rei in BOFIII?
Gooking Sword, Life Armor, Aries Gloves, Dragon Helm, Ivory Charm, Spirit ring.
3. BOF or FF-Which is better?
Hmm, for over all enjoyment I would go with the Final Fantasy series, but the Breath of Fire series is very good at redoing basically the same game over and over again ( I mean that in a good way, I loved BOF 1 and 2 )
4. BOF is Breath of Fire
5. Yum, Turkey... I wish it were Thanksgiving ... heehee...
Xuelian-"Yay! Hyperness! Coolness!
*pulls out the Sword of Light* Do it and lose a limb.
Hello oh mysterious one. ( TRC to me means The Right "Couch." No I didn't
misspell cough, it's a play on words. I think. )
Questions, please answer.
1. What do you expect from Jay and Silent Bob SB? From the trailor it kind of
looks too fast paste with a slew of cameos that will beat you in the head
senseless. Is this the last Kevin Smith movie? If so, will we never see Jay
and Silent Bob again??
2. In Skies of Arcadia, an awesome game, why did they hint on a love triangle
between Vyse, Aika, and Fina? And since they hinted on it, why didn't Vyse
develop a solid romantic relationship with at least one of those fine chicks?
When you've completed the game you kind of get a sense that a threesome was
in the future somewhere. Who do you think Vyse ended up with? And who did you
want him to end up with?
3. Did you happen to get Final Cupil? If so, was his attack and power worth
the work? It was too hard for me to get all the darned chams. Curse that
little floating freak...
4. I'm barely starting Final Fantasy VII. I believe it is my first Square rpg
altogther. I plan to work on all the FF's in order from this point. . Now, do
you have any words of wisdom (that won't spoil the game) about FF7 as I begin
my journey of perhaps the greatest fantasy of all time?
Hikaru - "Where are you?" "Somewhere...where I'm free.:"
Never mention the word 'grammer' and we are cool.
1. I expect to be entertained, and to laugh, a lot. This is not the last Kevin Smith film, he says it's the last to feature these characters, so no more Jay and Silent Bob.
2. Well since I am trying to finish SOA right now, I will say it does hint at nothing. Unless there is either subtext I am missing or is further in the game. And since I am a male, I will say.......... both. Bet you didn't see that coming.
3. See the last answer
4. Just play the game for yourself, THEN ask others their opinions. I can't think of any really big hints, except try to kill the Sepernt before you go into the mine, since it will net you EXP goodness.
Time will tell...
Straight to the info:
1. In the latest issue of Konami magazine, you can find an ad for Suikoden
2. Not only did I find the two songs from Xenosaga that they gave away at
the press conference, I also found five movies. Each one is a group of
movie clips involving each of five of the characters. If anyone wants the
music, they can visit www.geocities.com/Crusader_Rose/entrance.html. I'll
be glad to let RPGamer have the movies for the media section, provided they
acknowledge where they get them from.
3. I got a Dreamcast for $72, a VMU for $10, and Skies of Arcadia for $15,
everything brand new. God bless Best Buy and their slow-witted employees
for letting this treasure trove go for a mere $97.
4. Isn't FFT more fun when your party consists of Vormav, Izlude, Kletian,
Elmdor, and Balk? I always thought it was.
5. People have been calling FF:TSW a total disastor. Isn't it a little
early to say that? The movie hasn't even been released in Japan yet!
Whatever they haven't made back yet, they will when the Japanese release
comes. Since FF has become a culturaly icon there, it will be greeted with
open arms. Why did Americans not like it? Because FF fans avoided it
because they knew it wasn't based on the games, and non-FF fans avoided it
because they thought it was based on the games. I disliked it because they
took a story that could have been told in a 40-hour game, and crammed it
into a 2 hour movie. Square's stories need time to be told, and just don't
seem to work when they're shrunk to fit a set period of time. It's too bad,
I would have liked to see more from Square pictures in the future.
"The Kakumei Card, the only credit card with the ability to revolutionize
the world" (Download it, it's funny stuff)
1. Okay, good to know
2. I'm sure who asked for the music is thanking you. We already have the movies, and since they come from the company itself you don't have to credit anyone.
3. Fight the Power! Skies is worth 3x that atleast.
4. I am assuming you used a gameshark to do that...
5. Well a lot of movies that do bad in the theater, end up doing great on video. Mallrats is an excellent example of that. *ignores the rest since he hasn't seen TSW nor does he care to see it*
Enix GOOD, Square BETTER?
Maybe I missed something, At least I hope I did. Has the whole RPG gaming community gone anti-square? Square is doing just fine by me. Their games have never been better. I love all of their SNES games and love their PSX RPGs even more. I played all ofm Square's PSX RPG offerings and even liked Saga Frontier and Legend of Mana.
As for DW, competition for Square? Not in this country. I love DW. DW4 was my first RPG ever but all the nostalgia in the world won't help Enix topple Square. Square has been delivering quality to us Americans constantly since the NES days. Yeah the movie kinda sucked, but who cares? You can't forget about Xenogears, FF, CT. Enix has nothing on Square.
I am soooo tempted to be evil, since this is the last letter, but alas, goog scares me. You had me until the second paragraph. I seriously doubt anyone agrees with you about Enix vs Square. Though Enix has been out of the USA RPG market for awhile, a lot of people remember them from the NES days, and remember them fondly. Not only that, they have showed square just how to do a rerelease with DW1+2 and DW3. And finally, have you seen the screens from DW4? Enix has a lot on Square, Enix obviously cares enough to take time to localize their product right. Also Enix takes time and REDOES a game instead of just throwing some FMV on a cd. I'm not bashing Square as much as I am standing up to Enix, I mean, they gave me the joy of the female mage.