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Frelling Double Cliffhanger...
Googleshng - February 12 '03- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time
Seeing how I've read the Ghost in the Shell manga, seen the movie, and
I'm currently watching the series set after them, you'd think I'd be able to name more than just one
character. It's not even the main character either!
The Woes of the Europeans
Hey Googelshang (That's how I pronounce it)!
Common sense doesn't apply to the gaming industry. The european version of FFX had the extra sphere grid, the extra disc and the dark aeons... BUT! The extra ending was left out. Why, you ask? Probably because we're gaijin. But european and australian gaijin at least seem to be held higher than american gaijin, judging by the non-extra-super-version-games you get (Sora vs. Sephiroth... FIGHT!). Then of course... we'll probably won't get Xenosaga due to spanish, italian, german and french gamers demanding their own translations (learn english, damnit!). What's your opinion on that? Don't you feel sorry for us swedes missing out on great games because of that? We never demand swedish translations *and* we have a working welfare system *and* plenty of blonde chicks. Does that make us teh 1337357 or what?!
/Pfeizer (Better not tell you about the 30% taxrate we have @_@)
Really? I could have sworn I heard the European release had the epilogue in there.
Getting back to your geo-political woes though, I don't think you're griping at the right people. I mean,
aside from the problem of speaking a ton of languages, Europe also has the problem of using different standards
for their TVs, AND of being a ton of little tiny countries who always ask for group billing. From where
I sit, the best thing the european gaming community could do to get games quicker is pressure England
to switch over to the NTSC standard and Region 1 DVD code so they can get everything the same time as
we westerners do, and then the rest of you can just import over the channel.
Of course, last I checked, there's a Euro release of Xenosaga in the works, just wait for it.
Let's search for treasure!
My wife loves to find every little thing in games. Get the best armour, the secret weapon, etc. She hates action or twitch stuff, as well as cutesy characters and plots (ixnay on Pokemon, though she thinks that yellow rat thing is cute). My question is, do you have any suggestions for a good RPG on PS2 or Gamecube with lots of neat little secrets to find?
She is searching out everything in FFX right now "despite the characters and story" in her words, and just got done with Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance. Fav game of all time is FFTactics.
Thanks for the possibility of reply,
For the Gamecube, there's Skies of Arcadia Legends. There's quite a bit of focus placed on finding various
interesting landmarks scattered about the world, crewmembers for your airship, and so forth.
For the PS2 the best bet would probably be Suikoden 3 what with the whole 108 characters to hunt down
I preordered Xenosaga about three weeks ago, and my local Babbage's told
me they were currently out of the bonuses (lithograph and t-shirt). I
decided to wait a while to see if they would get any more. I talked to a
manager today when I went in, and she told me that they were only
allotted 3 of each to give out. That's kind of distressing; though the
t-shirt doesn't matter so much to me because it's certain to be too
small, I was kind of looking forward to the poster. Who do you think I
should bother about getting the preorder items?
Well, if you were promised preorder stuff when you ordered your game, you have the right to gripe at
the manager bigtime. In the future, just try to pre-order from big chains as soon as humanly possible.
This is a question I get asked a lot, and IÕve been unable to get an answer. I know Suikoden III was produced in fairly limited quantities by Konami of America because they didnÕt believe it would sell well. (I guess they never saw how much barely playable copies of Suikoden II were selling for on Ebay.) The game is becoming increasingly scarce, (my friend literally couldnÕt find a copy in a 100 mile radius), so I was curious: has Konami officially discontinued this RPG? Thanks.
Generally speaking, all the copies of a game that will ever be made are run off all at once, and then
shipped off as requested. So if your local stores have limited inventory space, they might have another
shipment coming in. Otherwise, you'll have to order it online, wait in hopes that there's enough demand
to run off more games, hope it makes a Greatest Hits list, or buy a copy from one of the many people out
there who bought it and don't like it.
More FASA fun
Here's a bit more info and a slight correction about the person who sent the
letter in yesterday about the Microsoft/FASA situation.
The Crimson Skies property is being used by WizKids LLC as well, for another
click-based game which is due to come out in a few months. They announced it
around Christmas time by sending out a promo figure of Santa in one of the
Crimson Skies planes. There's also another game coming out, for XBox, but
that's Microsoft and not someone else using their property.
I'm not sure about the Battletech part either. As far as I know, the Classic
Battletech line is being run by FanPro, although that could've changed since
I heard about how everyone was dividing up the spoils from FASA.
Sorry about not including an actual question for you to comment on, but I
just figured some Crimson Skies fans might want to know this.
Youy know, honestly when I posed that question, I was banking on the off chance one of the actual people
involved with FASA way back when would be reading. Certainly has been an interesting couple days in any
1)In regards to having Uematsu's name listed in the PSX port of Chrono
Trigger, could it be that Nobuo-sensei did the slightly remixed versions
of some of the songs played durring the crappy pasted-on anime cut
scenes? Looking back at my Final Fantasy Chronicles instruction manual,
it says that the music for Chrono Trigger is by "Yasunori Mitsuda, Nobuo
Uematsu". They even put Mitsuda's name first. I've always prefered
Mitsuda's style better than Uematsu's, but I'd hardly call Uematsu the
devil. I reserve that term for the likes of Bill Gates, whom we shall
all bow down under in ETERNAL SLAVERY. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
2)I'm not sure if it's even technically a port. Doesn't the game pretty
much run off of an original Chrono Trigger ROM file on the disc?
3)What do you think of the anime series RahXephon? Do you think it
rips-off Evangelion or does it just do something similar in good way?
From the first episode, I think it looks pretty good.
4)Don't you think an RPG based on Excel Saga would be good? It would
lend itself more to the genre than a Simpsons based game and just think
of the possibilities! "I, Rikudo Koji, hereby grant Excel Saga
permission to become a roleplaying game." You could keep rations of
Menchis! Excel would be in a premenant state of haste, and Hyatt would
be in permenant state of poison! You could have a minigame where you
help guys with inflamed anuses!
5)Daily nitpick: By a Japanese speaker, it's more commonly pronounced
more like kah-rao-keh, though the "ra" and the "o" should really be in
distinct beats and...
6)In terms of fantasy literature, how about Stephen King's occasional
departure such as the Dark Tower series and The Eyes of the Dragon?
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Calling Bill Gates the devil? Gee, I wonder if this is from a Mac user. Yup.
Anyway, last I checked Square's SNES "ports" are for the most part emulated SNES games, but they did at
least fiddle with the code enough to change which button is yes, and cue up movies.
I've never seen RahXephon, but I never consider any anime series to be a rip-off of Eva, unlike the thousands
of people who never saw any mecha anime prior to it.
I think you just answered your own question about the viability of an Excel game.
Oh, and I'm ALWAYS saying Steven King should just hop over to fantasy. I mean, he writes these long long
books that he can never think of good endings for. That's the two main requirements for success in the