Welcome back! I apologize for the delay of
this obviously short episode. I came down
with a bad cold last week and found it
exceptionally hard to concentrate on any
sort of writing. Anyway, my Valhalla
Knights 3 review should be coming
soon, so keep an eye out for that. Will the
third game manage to reinvigorate the
On to the letters!
So you're handing over the reins, huh? What
sad news... Well, I suppose I will have to
pepper you with some more nonsense in the
That would be
great! I'll need all the
nonsense I can get. I'm hoping
all the regulars write in.
Guess what? My New Year's Resolution was to
finally, after almost 20 years, finish Final
Fantasy 6. So I did!! In its 20th
anniversary year... A heavy burden fell off
my shoulder. Can you imagine... Taking 20
years to finish a game... And trust me, I
probably tried at least once every two
years... Now I suppose Suikoden 2
will be next, somewhere in 2019, just in
time for its 20th anniversary.
fantastic, but what did you
think of it? Did you love it?
Really love it? REALLY love it?
You should really finish up Suikoden
2. The final portions of
that game are phenomenal. Keep
I think I am going to give Breath of
Fire: Dragon Quarter a try this year
though. A friend of mine has it, I have
never played it, I have heard so many good
things about it, I think it's time. I loved
BoF 1, didn't care for 2,
hated 3, took 3 seconds on 4
to decide it was even worse (what was I
thinking, playing it on PC anyways?), so I
guess 5, being wildly different,
must be for me.
Give it a try!
It's not only different than the
other Breath of Fire games, it
actually stands out from the
vast majority of all other RPGs
in any series. The structure
requiring you to "replay" the
game does not require as much
repetition as you would think
either. We've talked about the
game a ton in Q&A, but it's
always deserving of as much love
as possible. Just a warning, if
needed, make sure you don't play
the European verison if
possible. I recall someone
mentioned they did something
awful to it but I can't recall
So, any RPGs in your backlog that you have
always intended to finish, still intend to
finish, but still haven't?
I think that
would have to be something
recent, that being SaGa 2 DS.
There's no particular reason, as
it's an absolutely stunning
remake, and the game isn't too
long either. I think I just got
distracted by too many new RPGs
on DS (there were a ton), and
running the game through a flash
cart so I can use the English
translation does feel a bit
dodgy (don't worry I own the
actual cartridge). I think I
will have to scratch this one
off the list very soon!
So when I asked if the column was a farce,
the column that I was commenting on was one
with just a bunch of silly links to youtube
videos that didn’t really pertain to any
subject about RPG’s at all.
Also, it just seems like the amount of news
about RPG’s that comes through on this site,
is becoming more and more scarce.
Also, I find the ads that rpgamer.com run,
extremely intrusive. But hey, that’s
Also the long editorial like write ins, with
no real questions, shouldn’t those just be
referred to the editorials?
And the search engine at Rpgamer.
What’s up with that? Anyway, I still
try to have love for this site, but it
becomes harder and harder every day.
Oh, well that was just one silly
episode. I'm not quite sure why
you read so much into that? I've
tried to keep Q&A loose to
let people write in about
whatever they like.
I can't really agree too much on
that, there's plenty of news and
content and the staff is always
working on new content.
If you have any trouble with any
specific ads make sure to let us
know on the forums!
I don't disagree that the name
"Q&A" isn't a perfect fit
given the different kinds of
content people send in, but it's
I'm not sure of the issue with
the search engine. Could you
provide any more specific
details? Anyway, we do know the
site has issues, but getting
someone to do an overhaul is not
easy in the slightest. The staff
really does a great job with
what we have though. I'm sure
the site will get an overhaul at
I have heard no news about this
on Rpgamer. EoE!!!
A sequel to RoF. Pretty
stoked. Resonance of Fate is
one of two games I have as Platinum Status
on my trophy list. Anyway, just
wondering what you know about it.
Ian Bathelt ( AKA WarmCoat)
Yeah, End of Eternity is
just the Japanese name for Resonance
of Fate. Sadly there's no
sequel in the works, and it
really seems unlikely that there
ever will be. tri-Ace seems to
be very quiet as of late.
See you all next week!
About the Host
What I Can't Wait For:
1. Dark Souls 2
2. Lords of Shadow 2
3. Final Fantasy X HD
4. Bravely Default
5. Final Fantasy XV
On my Playlist:
Less Than Jake
1. Should Disgaea switch to a Tactics Ogre
type turn system?
2. Will Dragon Quest X come to the West?
3. Final Fantasy XIV's rebirth seems to have
gone well, will it be worth it financially for
4. What RPG series would you like to see revived
5. Will Tales of Xillia 2 garner as much
interest as the first game in the West?