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Michael Bischoff - November 9 '02- 2:00 Central Standard Time
Salut mes amis! There ain't too much to say except I did manage to beat Valkyrie Profile, so now I can knock another game
off my incredibily large backlog. Maybe I can get to work on Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis and finish up my nostalgia run through Super Metroid before
Metroid Fusion is released. As I mentioned yesterday, if anyone thinks they can top the lame signature picture that I have, feel free to
submit me one. In return you shall receive mention in the column and receive fame, fortune, and a nickel for your
trouble. Finally, in regards to today's column title, I could tell you what it means but then I'd have to kill you...
And if you
even guess what it means I'd still have to kill you anyway...
The untold link between Subway and Kingdom Hearts
The Kingdom Hearts soundtrack from Japan has the short version of the
PLANITb remix as well as the full version of the original version, both in
japanese. To get a longer version you need to pick up Utada Hikaru's single
"Hikari" which has the full length remix, the original version, a karaoke
version, and another remix that my friend describes as "lounge". I
personally prefer the Japanese version of the PLANITb remix and the English
version of the orignal. No clue why.
Hey, our personal preferences can be quite weird. Take Subway for example. On my roasted chicken sandwhich I prefer the works: vinegar, oil, veggies,
hot peppers. However, when I order a steak and cheese, I just get onions, tomatoes, olives, and barbecue sauce. That's as best a comparison as I can
come up with.
Kudos RPGamer. Kudos.
Hi there, k,
I think the "What constitutes an RPG?" question has
become irrelevant. I used to wonder about such things
quite a bit myself, until about a year ago. That's
when I realized a simple fact: I love video games. I
don't care whether they're labeled "adventure" or
"role-playing," I just want to play fun games. The
lines are blurring now more than ever, but I contend
that it simply doesn't matter.
As for which games RPGamer should cover, then, you
have a bit of a pickle. Personally, I think you all
do such a great job I wish you could cover every game.
Sort of like ign, but good. Of course, that's
neither feasible nor particularly desirable for most.
Thus, I shall leave it up to the wise heads of my
favorite site to determine what they will and will not
cover. Just know that I would never, ever complain
that RPGamer was stretching too far in covering a
-jaraph, a fan of video games
I'm in the same boat as you. Video games are simply awesome, and I too find growing pointlessness in trying to define genres. Besides, that takes away time
better used for gaming!
We are RPGamer for a reason, so covering all genres of games is most certainly out of the question. Our judgement on what is an RPG or not is certainly
sound, even if we do cover Pokémon Snap. ^_^
More finality about Final Fantasy
About your comment on the Final Fantasy games not supposed to have sequels, the Final in the title was only put there because it could have been
Squaresoft's last RPG if it wasn't successful. There wasn't ever not supposed to be sequels.
Of course, I might just be saying this because I'm totally obsessed with FF7(greatest RPG of all time!)
I guess I should ask a question, so...How much do you think a copy of FF2 would net? 'Cause I've got a copy right here and I was wondering if I could get
rich off of it.
Indeed, Square was banking their entire future on Final Fantasy. We all know how the rest of the story goes. However, until now there have never been direct
storyling sequels to any Final Fantasy game, so each game was a "Final Fantasy" in its own right. That was the point I was trying to make. Don't worry about
your FF7 obsession, for I dig the game too.
To answer your question, I'm assuming you're talking about the American FF2. In that case eBay is your friend when trying to determine what you can get for it.
Welcome to the Suikoden 3 help desk!
I have read that Pesmerga is not in Suik 3... I am saddened.
Just out of curiosity (and mostly because Im too lazy to look) what
characters do return in Suik 3 from the previous games?
As far as I know Apple and Nash Latkje are the only returning characters from previous Suikoden games. If anyone else out there knows otherwise, feel free
to correct me.
Muppet Ocean 2.5: Kermit's Revenge
To my darling,
I'm recently playing through Star Ocean 2
(don't laugh at me, I'm slow), and my Playstation
keeps randomly freezing up on me. It's happened
probably a good fifteen or twenty times now. The
freezing reached a low point yesterday when I had to
get up and reset the system three times in a single
half-hour. Is anyone else having this problem? Is
this a sign that there's something wrong with the
game, or that there's something wrong with my
Playstation? Are there muppets living in my sock
drawer? Am I crazy?
With all the pieces of my heart,
Dr. Teeth and
the Electric Mayhem (or maybe Carolyn Chen)
I certainly hope it is an old Playstation One because then I can provide you with help. My guess is that your Playstation is beginning to show its age. The
motor might be giving out or the laser might not be as strong as it once was. Of course you can always try flipping the system upside down to see if that
helps to fix any of your problems. 'Tis a common fix. Your game is probably fine, unless you it's been scratched into oblivion. I'll assume you treat your games with the upmost
care though and place most of the blame squarely on your hardware.
You're not crazy, but from personal experience, muppets especially love residing in the sock drawer. Just...trust me on this one.