Welcome to another episode of Q&A! I
hope you all enjoyed the holiday season (if
you're in a country where the current time
period is a holiday season). I've been busy
plowing through The Last of Us with
a helping of Valhalla Knights 3 and
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon
Because I DON'T KNOW. I was really
impressed with The Last of Us, which
I wasn't expecting to match the hype.
Anyway, let's jump right in to the final
Q&A of 2013!
@askwheels Q and A question! If Sol in Memories
was a Galbalan, then what's that make
Galbalan in III? Or VI?
It sounds like
there may be some translation
vagaries involved here.
According to the Ys wiki
I came across they are both "Ash
emelas creations" created by the
clan of darkness. I can't really
dig up too much beyond that. I
may have to search for some Ys
experts for more information on
this. Remind me about this and
I'll keep looking into this!
@AskWheels I'm impatient, I don't like kids,
and I'm a bit of a graphics ho. Sell me on Earthbound!
Well, have I
got the game for you then! For
starters, patience shouldn't be
an issue here. Earthbound's
combat is fast paced and low
level enemies are defeated
instantly once you're strong
enough, making travel through
past areas easy. It has some
menu quirks, but nothing that
really slows things down. No
worry on the kids part either.
The main characters aren't
exactly chatty, and one of the
main villains is a kid, so that
will working towards you hating
him! On the final point, it's a
SNES game so it's not exactly
going to blow you away, but it
has tons of style, and gumption.
I think Earthbound is
the game for you!
@AskWheels why did I believe you when you
said to get Oath in Felghana? Is
that short enough?
It is short
Hey, different strokes for
different folks. Oath in
Felghana isn't for
everyone. It's a challenging
game of course, by nature so it
can get frustrating. Keep at it,
and if the platforming is an
issue consider a different
control method. It's a brilliant
action RPG but still won't be
for everyone. Maybe try I&II
if you can't get the hang of it?
I'm sure there is an Ys
game out there you'll like.
@AskWheels When do you think the FPS genre
will no longer be #1 in America and favorite
RPG of yours that most people think is
can't see that happening any
time soon. It would probably be
a gradual trasition, possibly to
more third-person shooters, or
we could just see shooters mixed
with other genres become the big
thing. Honestly we may already
be almost there as there's often
slimmer pickings outside of Battlefield
and Call of Duty. I'd
hope at the very least we'd get
more sci-fi FPS games but no
such luck outside of Halo
and BioShock (I don't
count Killzone). At
least we aren't getting a parade
of Call of Duty clones!
As for your second question, a
recent example would be Dungeon
Siege 3. I found the
combat to be different and
engaging and a smaller emphasis
on loot to be a welcome change.
Each character had a small set
of skills that still allowed for
plenty of options in battle. The
story even managed to be
engaging, which often isn't the
case in a dungeon crawler. No
one else seemed to like it as
much though, dismissing the bad
multiplayer and loot. Too many
dungeon crawlers get overlooked
because they aren't Diablo clones!
See you all next year!
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?