Googleshng - October 25 '04- 4:00 Eastern Standard Time
Here's a conversation I end up having with people pretty darn often:
Them: "So and so plays a female character in this here MMORPG but is a guy in real life! That's really
sick and screwed up and deceptive!"
Me: "So are you really a dark elf who can raise the dead in real life then?"
You'd think that'd get the point across, but for some reason I usually have to follow up with half an
hour of further explanation.
hey google , i was wondering if you could give me a website that has all the Shin Megami Tensei games in order of the series. Unless of course you happen to know.
Well, we have a list of, I believe, every game in the series right here.
Release dates are listed for all of them, I hope, so putting them in order shouldn't take long. I'd do
so for you, but I have more letters to get to here, and a Q&A timetable to fix up.
Didn't I answer this one already?
I have decided to go the route of
oldish-newish school and acquire some older RPGs for
the PSX. Koudelka is first on my list, so that I can
play Shadow Hearts and SHC. But then there are also
things like the Suikoden and Lunar series. I have
made up a list of games I'm thinking of, and was
wondering if you could either emend or add to my list:
Anything by Atlus
Anything by Working Designs
Anything by Square Enix
Suikoden, Saiyuki, Vandal Hearts, Romance of the Three
Kingdoms, etc. (is Koei the company responsible for
Beyond the Beyond (what IS so bad about it?)
Legend of Legaia
Legend of Dragoon
If you could add anything to my list, that would be
Well, there's some stuff I'd be inclined to take OFF that list, but I don't think you're missing anything,
no. As for Beyond the Beyond, well, I don't really understand how so many people can love Golden Sun and
hate BtB. GS has a more interesting system of combat, but otherwise, they're pretty much the same thing.
See, I think FF9 is more than a little underrated. Now sure, as a game without
context, it's pretty boring. I did kinda like the weapon-skill learning
system, and that chocobo hunting game was notoriously addictive, but the main
reason I think it's worth noting is that it's a kind of interactive
retrospective look back at Final Fantasy up until that point.
For those of you who watch Kevin Smith movies, lemme give you an analogy. It's
a lot like the Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back of the Final Fantasy series.
Now I wasn't a big fan of the movie in of itself, but it, like Final Fantasy
9, had references to every movie (game) preceeding it in the series, and it
hits on a nostalgic nerve without having to literally remake the games they
want to refer to, which is becoming an oh-so-tiresome practice nowadays. And I
think Square did a pretty good job of that.
As for a question, here's kind of a deep-metaphysical-in-a-video-game-sense
query: With the recent success Square-Enix has had making breakoff games, do
you think they should drop the Final Fantasy series and focus that creative
talent into new, refreshing things, or continue to put out (hopefully) quality
games in the Final Fantasy series?
-I Eat Time
I absolutely refuse to discuss the relative strengths and weaknesses of various FF games on the grounds
that it always starts a shouting match, but yes, FF9 is something of a videogame equivolent of a clip
As for SE not making Final Fantasy games, that would be quite stupid of them. Look at how well any non-FF
game they release does compared to the FF series. They pretty much sell purely on the name recognition.
Go Go Gadget Quickie!
Dear Dr. Claw,
I'd been wondering where you'd disappeared to! I mean, those imposters
Rupert Everett and Tony Martin don't hold a candle to the real you!
Live action Disney movies cause such pain. Such pain...