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6481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Chrono Trigger 3? on: April 06, 2005, 10:10:18 PM
I'm guessing it's a late April Fools joke, or simply a fake.  I know Square Enix said they intend to release 1 game a month, but FF12, Kingdom Hearts 2, Grandia 3, and Chrono 3 all in one year seems like too much.  I hope it's true, but I doubt it is, especially since they just unveiled Grandia 3.
6482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Impressions! (pg. 2) on: April 06, 2005, 06:34:35 AM
We're on the second page already, with no impressions of the actual game.  Should we just make this the official impressions thread?  biggrin
6483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Impressions! (pg. 2) on: April 05, 2005, 11:41:38 PM
From what I've heard, DDS is good, but DDS2 is great.
6484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / More Japanese RPGs coming to America on: April 05, 2005, 07:27:59 AM
According to RPGamer, Nippon Ichi America is teaming with the Japanese company Idea Factory to bring some of its previously Japan-only RPGs to the US.  I'm not familiar with the company or its games, but more RPGs is always good news to me smile
6485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Impressions! (pg. 2) on: April 05, 2005, 07:07:34 AM
RPGFan has posted their review.  I like this quote -
"Digital Devil Saga is like Final Fantasy X, but the characters eat each other." slywink
I'll post some impressions when I get it Wednesday.
6486  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 10.5 on: April 05, 2005, 06:56:31 AM
6487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Doom 3 Impressions on: April 04, 2005, 11:14:38 AM
It sounds crazy to me since I can't play FPS games on consoles to save my life, but I know people who actually prefer console controllers to the mouse and keyboard setup.
6488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 platformers rejoice! Ratchet 4, Jak X, and Sly 3! on: April 04, 2005, 12:11:07 AM
"I gotta get me a PS2 ..... unless the PS3 is for sure backwards compatable."
It is - with both PS2 and PSOne.
6489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 platformers rejoice! Ratchet 4, Jak X, and Sly 3! on: April 03, 2005, 10:36:53 AM
"Supposedly Insomniac is already at work on a major FPS for PS3"
I really hope that's not true.  I'm okay with FPS games on the PC, but I find console FPS games pretty much unplayable.
6490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ape escape on the loose on: April 02, 2005, 04:12:49 AM
I haven't played this version, but in the other Ape Escapes, there were some monkeys who you couldn't get until you got a certain gadget later in the game.
6491  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Marshall Show...er... Alias 3/30 on: March 31, 2005, 08:01:29 AM
I've never really liked Marshall, but he's really grown on me this season, for some reason.
6492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Flipnic, a pinball adventure, coming to PS2 on: March 31, 2005, 07:55:18 AM
Namco announced that they will be releasing Flipnic : Ultimate Pinball for the PS2 this summer, according to Worthplaying.  It sounds most like Adventure Pinball, which I really liked.  That makes the third game that Namco has announced that sound really cool to me - Sigma Star Saga, a side-scrolling space shooter/RPG, the XCom-like Rebelstar Tactical Command, and now this.
6493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rebelstar Tactical Command coming to GBA on: March 30, 2005, 10:09:46 PM
Namco has announced a turn-based strategy RPG for the GBA called Rebelstar Tactical Command.  Worthplaying has details and screenshots.

6494  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Tony Hawk on: March 30, 2005, 07:45:51 PM
Ports is the wrong word, but most of the launch titles are at least heavily based on existing games, rather than full-blown original creations like Lumines and Untold Legends.
6495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Grandia 3 coming! on: March 30, 2005, 07:35:24 PM
It is indeed Grandia 3, and the screenshots look beautiful.  The battle system appears similar, as the screenshots show a circular gauge like the one in Xtreme.  Hopefully, we'll get a translation of the article soon.
6496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Grandia 3 coming! on: March 30, 2005, 09:26:22 AM
Last week, the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu Weekly had a teaser that they would have news of a major RPG from Square Enix this week.  According to a post at GameFAQs the game in question is Grandia 3!  There should be some confirmation tomorrow, presuming this is true.
6497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FF 7 on PSP? on: March 30, 2005, 08:00:52 AM
"Square Enix is working on an action-RPG set in the FF7 world called Crisis Core."
To reply to my own post slywink I meant to add that Crisis Core is for the PSP.
6498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PSP] Tony Hawk on: March 30, 2005, 02:39:03 AM
"On a side rant, does it bother anyone else that some of these PSP games are selling for $50?"
I was shocked when I saw that PSP games were going to sell for $50.  It seems ridiculous to me, especially since many of the launch titles are simply ports of existing games.
6499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FF 7 on PSP? on: March 30, 2005, 02:33:38 AM
Square Enix is working on an action-RPG set in the FF7 world called Crisis Core.
6500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Messed up PS2 disc - Any suggestions? on: March 28, 2005, 09:14:41 AM
Boiling DVDs only helps with certain problems.  I wouldn't take the chance that the problem your disc has is one of them.
6501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / RPG Roundup on: March 25, 2005, 07:40:17 PM
Gamestop has May 24th now.  I think EB just put up the wrong date, since NIS America has said it'll be released in May since they announced it.
6502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / RPG Roundup on: March 25, 2005, 12:09:08 PM
I'm still not sure about all the aspects of the game, but I don't think there are any strategy RPG elements in Atelier Iris.  It looks like a standard RPG with a  really involved item-combination system.  Wild ARMs 4 looks really good, too.  I like the jumping elements (especially if they're used in the puzzles the series is known for) and the battle system looks intriguing in the videos.  I hope we get a confirmation of a US release soon.
6503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / RPG Roundup on: March 25, 2005, 10:03:28 AM
Lots of RPG news this week, since both Shining Force Neo and Wild ARMs 4 were released in Japan this week.  IGN has impressions of Shining Force Neo and Wild ARMs 4, as well as news about Phantasy Star Universe.  Also, Worthplaying has posted a preview and English screenshots for Atelier Iris : Eternal Mana.
6504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dungeon Lords Demo available tommorrow on: March 25, 2005, 04:08:07 AM
Great news.  I've really been looking forward to this one, so I hope it's turned out well.
6505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Phantom Kingdom - "Sequel" to Disagea on: March 24, 2005, 11:24:53 AM
IGN has posted some impressions of the Japanese version.
6506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lunar game in the works for the DS on: March 24, 2005, 06:37:52 AM
I'd say they're most like the early Final Fantasy games, with your party on one side and the enemy on the other in turn-based battles.  They're best known for their nice and numerous anime cutscenes and endearing characters.  The graphics are simple SNES quality, but still charming.  They're definitely worth playing, and I see them fairly often at used game stores, so they're probably not that rare.
6507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Phantom Kingdom - "Sequel" to Disagea on: March 23, 2005, 07:15:10 PM
They're also working on a game called Makai Wars for the PSP, which will presumably tie in with Makai Kingdom.
6508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lunar game in the works for the DS on: March 23, 2005, 07:23:21 AM
According to RPGamer, a game called Lunar Genesis is in the works for the DS.  I loved Lunar : Silver Star Story, and Eternal Blue to a lesser extent, so I would love to see another game in the series.  This good news almost makes up for the bad news that Phantasy Star Universe is going to be a sequel to the PS Online games, rather than the original RPGs frown
6509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Holy crap - Goldeneye DS!! (&Dragon Quest + Katamari Dam on: March 20, 2005, 08:56:36 AM
I don't know if it's in the article, but Square Enix has announced two Dragon Quest games for the DS - a DQ Monsters game and a Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest game, in addition to FF3.
6510  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xenosaga 2? on: March 19, 2005, 09:26:02 PM
"Not to mention it has even more cutscenes than the original, and the original had more cutscene time than gameplay time."

It may have seemed that way, but it's not true.  It certainly had a ton of lengthy cutscenes, but there were only 8 total hours of them in a 40 hour game.
6511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / God of War on: March 19, 2005, 09:22:20 PM
None of the reviews I've read have mentioned the game being overly difficult, while pretty much all of the DMC3 reviews did.  Whether this means that it's not incredibly hard or they just didn't mention it, I don't know.
6512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Next Oddworld game revealed on: March 18, 2005, 08:40:39 PM
There's a very nice piece of artwork accompanying the article, and it's in the same style as the Stranger artwork, so I'm pretty sure it's legitimate.
6513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Next Oddworld game revealed on: March 18, 2005, 07:36:55 PM
There's a blurb in the new Game Informer about the next Oddworld game in the works for XBox.  It will be a first/third person game like Stranger's Wrath, with a new character named Fangus.  Fangus is a shepherd with rabies who uses guns and his flock to attack enemy invaders.
6514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Xbox] Phantom Dust - Now with a few demo impressions on: March 17, 2005, 06:17:43 AM
My "free" copy has shipped from Gamestop, but since I chose value shipping, it's probably going to be a while before I actually play it slywink
6515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Impressions! (pg. 2) on: March 16, 2005, 11:56:07 AM
I put in my preorder today.  I was pleasantly surprised that the clerk knew what game I was talking about.  I was dreading having to spell out Shin Megami Tensei : Digital Devil Saga and be met with a blank stare slywink
6516  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Law & Order 2 and Seven Kingdoms 2 for $1 on: March 16, 2005, 08:56:06 AM
"Sweet... mind grabbing me a copy of Seven Kingdoms 2? I'll pay for both the game and your shipping costs."

Sure.  I'll be going back there in a few days, and they had several copies.
6517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Paper Mario-The thousand year door! on: March 16, 2005, 12:12:35 AM
Yes, the Pit of 100 Trials is optional.  It's even recommended that you finish the game first before trying the harder levels.
6518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Jade Empire Demo- Any Good on: March 16, 2005, 12:10:59 AM
"WOW. I'm so impressed by the ingenuity of the gaming community."
I just wonder how the idea ever popped into someone's head.  "Gee, my DVD isn't working.  I think I'll stick it in boiling water - that should help." slywink
6519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Psychonauts!!! on: March 16, 2005, 12:08:15 AM
I'm definitely looking forward to it, although I'll be waiting until the price comes down some.
6520  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Law & Order 2 and Seven Kingdoms 2 for $1 on: March 16, 2005, 12:04:31 AM
YMMV, but my local Deals (one of those "everything's a dollar" stores) had a bunch of copies of Law & Order 2 : Double or Nothing and Seven Kingdoms 2 for $1 each.  They actually have several computer games, but most are ones you've never heard of.  This is the first time I've seen such a recent game there.
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