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10201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best/Worst Voice Acting on: May 21, 2007, 08:12:32 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 21, 2007, 07:54:46 PM

Quote from: EddieA on May 21, 2007, 07:04:16 PM

"I'd second both Enchanted Arms or Baten Kaitos as the worst, with Star Ocean III coming in close behind."
Apart from a few clunkers, I though the VO is SO3 was great, especially the three leads.


IIRC, Gratch didn't get very far into the game.  It doesn't really make a good first impression- the first five or so hours of SO3 heavily featured that annoying girl (can't remember her name) with awful voice acting but she disappeared for the vast majority of the game after that.  And the third lead (who had outstanding voice acting) hadn't been introduced at that point either. 

Dang, your memory is good!  smile

Kevin's right.  The horrid voice acting was one of the main reasons I quit after about 4 hours.  It was honestly so grating for me that I didn't want to keep playing.  That being said, I've heard it gets better.  I should probably go back one of these days and give the game another shot.

Oh, and a big 'ol +1 for The Longest Journey and Dreamfall.  Both of them were superbly acted.
10202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / More FFXII: Revenant Wings (DS) info on: May 21, 2007, 07:02:59 PM
I'm still a little leery about this one (not a big RTS fan), but this review is certainly promising.   I'll be very interested to see how much (if any) this gets changed for a NA release.
10203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/21) on: May 21, 2007, 02:11:48 PM
Slim possibility of grabbing Odin Sphere, but probably nada.
10204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best/Worst Voice Acting on: May 21, 2007, 01:08:22 PM

Quote from: warning on May 21, 2007, 12:39:13 PM

Oblivion was one of the worst.  Part of it came from reusing the same 6 voice actors.  Part of it was how their voice would change from their on-the-street comments to a completely different voice once you talked to them.  It was cringe-worthy.

That drove me nuts too.  IIRC, the Thief games suffered from this same problem.
10205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 5-21-2007- Endorsed by The Hoff! on: May 21, 2007, 11:44:16 AM
Between Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, I spent the entire weekend in Ivalice.
10206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best/Worst Voice Acting on: May 21, 2007, 11:43:13 AM

Quote from: godhugh on May 21, 2007, 10:19:33 AM

Quote from: EddieA on May 21, 2007, 09:31:16 AM

That's funny - I wouldn't put FFX in my list of best voice-acting, but I think it's very good, and I thought Tidus was perfect.  The Shadow Hearts series features one game with horrible voice acting (the first, though there's thankfully little of it) and excellent voice acting (the second and third).  The Baten Kaitos series is the same way - bad in the first game, great in the second.  I'll second DQ8 and FF12, and add the Digital Devil Saga series.  As for non-RPGs, the Jak and Sly Cooper series stand out as excellent.

I'll clarify a little bit...his voice during the narrations is very good, his voice during conversations drives me insane. In the narrations it seems like he's talking normally, while in conversation it seems like every! word! ends! with! an! exclamation! POINT!

Tidus was a little annoying, but I thought FFX was pretty good overall.  I'd put FF XII, Xenosaga, and Beyond Good & Evil towards the top of the list.

I'd second both Enchanted Arms or Baten Kaitos as the worst, with Star Ocean III coming in close behind.  All three of those are absolutely dreadful.  Going back a generation or two, the original Tenchu for PS1 was pretty bad.
10207  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ninja Warrior is awesome on: May 19, 2007, 11:57:47 PM
It was on last night too.  I started out switching to it during commercials in the Suns-Spurs game.  Ended up switching back to Suns-Spurs during Ninja Warrior commercials.

As for goofy Japanese gameshows, however, I still like MXC better.
10208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 confirmed (finally)? on: May 19, 2007, 04:29:13 PM
a)  Thank you, thank you, thank you Blizzard for not making this an MMO.
b)  Sure does look purty.
10209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Strategy Questions (and Impressions) on: May 19, 2007, 03:37:52 PM
Last time through, I had this setup:

Vaan/Basch:  Tanks w/heavy armor & swords.  These two were basically the same character
Fran:  Ranged (bow), light armor, white/time mage
Penelo:  Ranged (bow), mystic armor, white/black mage
Balthier: Ranged (gun), light armor, black mage
Ashe:  Melee (spear), heavy armor, some white mage

I don't think I really maximized the character's strengths with this setup.  Based off of character stats in the guide, and will be setting things up a little different this time.  I'm thinking more along the lines of:

-  Basch:  The main tank.  Heavy armor + swords.  I'm tempted to try axes again, but the wildly variable damage drives me nuts.
-  Vaan:  Still be a pseudo-tank, but I might try to go with lighter armor to take advantage of speed.
-  Fran:  Bows again.  Her magic stat is pretty low, so she doesn't make a particularly effective caster.  This time, she'll take on more of a red mage role (i.e. a little bit of all magic), and play more of an attacker.  She's fast, so light armor.
-  Ashe/Penelo:  Both will go ranged with mystic armor and be primarily white mages.  These two have the highest magic stats, so they need to focus on magic.  I probably wasted Ashe's potential last time by making her a melee character.
-  Balthier:  Not sure yet, but I might actually make him a melee fighter.  I need to have 3 melee & 3 ranged, so either he or Fran will need to make the switch.  Balthier's Power stat is higher, so it might make more sense for him to do it.

I'm very early in (2.5 hours), so this may all change.  Need to do a little more checking on item stat bonuses (mainly the light armor speed vs. heavy armor defense for Vaan), but I think this is the way I'll go.  We'll see...
10210  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Had to get a new car - surprise on: May 19, 2007, 05:08:11 AM
Congrats on the new ride.    icon_cool

FWIW, I've had a Saturn now for 10 years (97 SL1), and it still runs like a champ.  There's been some minor things here and there, but the only major repair has been the A/C compressor.  It's been a damn good car, and I plan on driving it until it croaks on me.
10211  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 3/07) on: May 18, 2007, 10:11:17 PM
+1 to Zarkon for FFX
10212  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Strategy Questions (and Impressions) on: May 18, 2007, 04:03:29 PM

Quote from: Calvin on May 18, 2007, 03:47:43 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 18, 2007, 02:15:55 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 18, 2007, 02:14:53 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 18, 2007, 01:38:10 PM

Since 76+ hours just wasn't enough the first time around, I started FFXII again last night.  Had a $15 credit at GS, so I picked up the collector's edition this time.  That FF retrospective was very cool.



theres a collectors edition now?

I'm pretty sure it came out the same time as the regular version, but it's this

Unfortunately, they only had a used copy so I didn't get the cool metal case.  frown

What happened to your first copy of the game gratch? And I am super tempted to sell my version and pick up a collectors as well.

BTW-I am super envious that you are starting over. I want to get back in and 100% complete the game-starting over will be in a year or two when I have a ton of time-but I just have this urge to get in and complete the sucker, like I have never completed an RPG before. Hope you enjoy the replay man!

Like an idiot, I sold my first copy after I beat it.  I have a bad habit of doing that, but I'm now trying to go back and pick up all the FF games for my library.  I get an itch to replay them every couple years, and it'd be nice not having to re-purchase them every time.

It's cool how much more I understand at the beginning of the game, since I now know how it all ends.  smile
10213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Strategy Questions (and Impressions) on: May 18, 2007, 02:15:55 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 18, 2007, 02:14:53 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 18, 2007, 01:38:10 PM

Since 76+ hours just wasn't enough the first time around, I started FFXII again last night.  Had a $15 credit at GS, so I picked up the collector's edition this time.  That FF retrospective was very cool.



theres a collectors edition now?

I'm pretty sure it came out the same time as the regular version, but it's this

Unfortunately, they only had a used copy so I didn't get the cool metal case.  frown
10214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: April NPD numbers... on: May 18, 2007, 02:14:28 PM
Quote
PS2 GUITAR HERO 2 W/GUITAR ACTIVISION NOV 2006 TEEN (T) 142K

I'll be honest, this is the one that surprises me most.  The game came out 6 months ago, is on a last-gen system, costs $20-30 more than a standard current-gen game, and is still selling enough copies to make the top 10 list.  Pretty incredible, really.
10215  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do You Have a Will? on: May 18, 2007, 02:05:36 PM
We don't have a will either, although I keep meaning to put one together.

If I kick the bucket, I'll will all my consoles to GT.   icon_cool
10216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New Fall TV Season on: May 18, 2007, 01:45:11 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 18, 2007, 01:40:41 PM

Glad they moved Scrubs to 9:30 so I can shut the tv off then.  Man that show has certainly gone down the crapper.  And is ER really still on the air?

I'm glad they moved it as well, mainly so I don't have to sit through 30 Rock between The Office & Scrubs.  God, that show is awful.

I still really enjoy Scrubs.  Maybe it's because I really just started watching last season, so I don't have the basis of comparison that others do.  :shrug:
10217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 18May07: Endorsed by CK, Owner of the Weekend Recap Thr on: May 18, 2007, 01:39:16 PM

Quote from: Farscry on May 18, 2007, 01:37:40 PM

And finally, I need to regain some of the ground I've lost due to my hiatus from Guitar Hero 2, earning my deserved top spot on my friends list in the leaderboards again. icon_biggrin

What's your XBL tag again?  slywink
10218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Strategy Questions (and Impressions) on: May 18, 2007, 01:38:10 PM
Since 76+ hours just wasn't enough the first time around, I started FFXII again last night.  Had a $15 credit at GS, so I picked up the collector's edition this time.  That FF retrospective was very cool.

Not sure exactly how yet, but I'm going to try and go a slightly different route with the character development this time.  Need to read back through this thread and get some ideas.  smile

10219  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 18May07: Endorsed by CK, Owner of the Weekend Recap Thr on: May 18, 2007, 01:14:31 PM
I'll be starting Final Fantasy XII again, since there's really nothing els out there that grabs me right now.  Picked up the collectors edition last night.
10220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers Pics (Now NSFW) on: May 18, 2007, 11:58:01 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 18, 2007, 12:35:46 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on May 17, 2007, 06:54:38 PM

HOLY SWEET MERCIFUL FUCKING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you value your sanity at all, then whatever you do, no matter how hard you want to, DO NOT CLICK THE LINK FOR THE NEW TRAILER!!!! eek eek eek eek drool drool drool

 icon_eek icon_biggrin icon_cool

can someone fetch me a new pair of shorts?

+1.  That trailer kicked all kinds of ass.
10221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I freaking <3 LOLcats on: May 17, 2007, 06:12:14 PM








And a LOLsnail:

10222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo 3 Beta on: May 17, 2007, 03:11:41 AM
Sorry, couldn't resist:

10223  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I freaking <3 LOLcats on: May 17, 2007, 02:59:20 AM
One of my favorites:

10224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's May 2007: What's your most anticipated game? on: May 16, 2007, 04:48:21 PM
1.  Blue Dragon
2.  Mass Effect
3.  Tenchu Z
4.  Overlord
10225  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 3/07) on: May 15, 2007, 01:43:11 AM
+1 to Mattc0m for Theif
10226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Square Enix Party; a Few Surprises on: May 14, 2007, 10:02:42 PM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on May 14, 2007, 05:14:13 PM

The teaser trailer for FFTA2 is now up: http://www.ffta2.com Click on one of the icons in the bottom right to see it.

That just made my entire week.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
10227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eternal Sonata Preview on: May 14, 2007, 09:57:46 PM
I really want to like this and given my gaming tastes I know I should be drooling over it.  Gorgeous graphics?  Check.  Quirky JRPG style?  Check.  Great music?  Check.  Yet something about it just rubs me wrong.  Mainly it's due to the completely ludicrous premise, but I'm having a hard time working up any excitement for this one.
10228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA May 16th - Aegis Wing on: May 14, 2007, 09:52:51 PM
I am SO there.   drool
10229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/14) on: May 14, 2007, 01:15:58 PM
Was considering Etrian Odyssey, but a couple reviews I saw have scared me off.  So probably nothing.
10230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's May. What Are the Best Games You've Played So Far This Year (All Platfo on: May 14, 2007, 01:02:20 PM
360:  Guitar Hero 2.  Leaderboards add a whole 'nother dimension to the game.  Catan would be second, and unfortunately there's really nothing else I've enjoyed on it so far.  Got a case of buyers remorse right now, at least until Mass Effect and/or Blue Dragon come out.  frown

DS/GBA:  Final Fantasy VI, with Puzzle Quest a very close runner up.

PC:  Dreamfall.  Pretty easy decision, as it's one of the best games I've played on any platform in a long, long time.  The Sam & Max games would be second.

PS2:  God of War 2
10231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 5-14-2007: Can we obsess or can we obsess? on: May 14, 2007, 12:54:22 PM
A couple games of Catan yesterday morning, and about 1/2 hour of Guitar Hero 2 on Saturday.  Spent most of the weekend trying to fix my sprinkler system and watching the NBA playoffs.  It was probably the least gaming I've done on a weekend in months. 
10232  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 13, 2007, 02:47:26 PM


No, I have no idea WTF it is.

10233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New DS Lite Owner Here on: May 12, 2007, 05:17:21 PM
1. Puzzle Quest is pretty much the only DS game you'll need.  smile  It's the only one I'd consider a "must have" right now.  Also may want to check out some of the excellent GBA RPG's if you haven't already (i.e. Final Fantasy VI, Golden Sun, Tactics Ogre, etc.)

2. Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, if rhythm games are your thing. 

3. I've never bought (or needed) any DS accessories.

4. Best Buy, Circuit City, or Gamestop/EB
10234  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gee, I guess if you're patriotic it's ok to be an anti-game a-hole. on: May 11, 2007, 08:23:14 PM
Every time I think Jack can't get more insane...

Quote
Thompson immediately fired back, "The absurdity here is that a company with "Radical" in the name would think we're all stupid enough not to realize the true nature of their anarchist agenda."

10235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Last Remnant, a new Square Enix RPG on: May 11, 2007, 08:18:32 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 11, 2007, 07:58:08 PM

Quote from: Calvin on May 11, 2007, 04:14:08 PM

Its turn based, with some sort of ATB system and QTE to order your army around. Or something. Its an RPG.

i'm out,sounds terrible

Opposite for me.  Sounds very cool, and I'm very interested.
10236  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EDIT:the square enix remake thread on: May 11, 2007, 02:19:41 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 11, 2007, 02:03:59 PM

You guys know that the rumored FF7 remake wasn't a remake and is instead Crisis Core, a prequel action-rpg about Zack, the soldier who trained Cloud and once journeyed with Sepheroth (and even met Aeris).

I know about that one, but there have been rumors floating around for years that they will do a full-fledged FFVII remake on either PSP or PS3.  It's probably just wishful thinking by FFVII fanboys like myself, but I've heard it a number of different times.
10237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EDIT:the square enix remake thread on: May 11, 2007, 01:12:34 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on May 11, 2007, 03:35:51 AM

I could be wrong, but I recall hearing about a FF7 remake on the way for the DS.

I've heard rumblings of a FF7 remake on PSP, but never on DS.
10238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Atlus USA, how I love you on: May 11, 2007, 01:09:44 PM
I put about 15 hours into Growlanser III.  It was enjoyable, but the ridiculously slow leveling and difficulty curve (there was a massive jump difficulty in difficulty around the 10 hour mark, iirc) prevented me from finishing it.  It was fun enough that I'll definitely give Growlanser V a look.
10239  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 11 May 07 on: May 11, 2007, 01:06:06 PM
Probably not much for me.  Working the part-time job, fixing the sprinkler system, watching the Jazz/Warriors, and other assorted yardwork and housework isn't going to leave much time for gaming.  Might get in some Catan, but that's probably about it.
10240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 11, 2007, 01:04:33 PM

Quote from: Misguided on May 11, 2007, 12:24:57 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 11, 2007, 12:16:18 AM

I am also begrudgingly allowing myself to come to the conclusion that, like Misguided, this is just not my type of racing game.  It's just a bit too sterile for me.  I enjoy the visceral thrills of rally and such.  I will now be trasferring my excitement to DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road and FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage.  And of course PGR4 and Burnout Paradise whenever they arrive. 

I want to be clear I have great respect for people that like Forza and that ilk. I'm not knocking the game in any way shape or form.

Tried the demo last night, and I'm with Misguided & Engine on this one.  While I can certainly appreciate Forza for what it is, it's just not very fun for me.   I much prefer a turbo-charged, fast paced arcade racer, so I'll be waiting for the next Burnout or Flatout.
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