Quote from: Poomba on November 16, 2006, 02:05:05 PM
Is the strat guide crucial? I can remember playing FF III on my SNES and sitting on the living room floor of my parent's house growing up, enjoying my $80 game purchase and using the guide to keep me going through the rough spots.
Wait, now you're confusing me. Is this game a remake of the Japanese III or the American III that was really VI?
It would be in bad taste for someone to make a joke about jblank accidentally double posting, and so I just want to put it out there that people should refrain from such negative humor. It'll probably be taken the wrong way. Yes, even if smilies are used, so don't even think about it.
Quote from: Calvin on November 15, 2006, 08:13:20 PM
What is the point of these silly threads? This is like making a thread asking if aliens will land on earth in the next 3 years. Who know? How can any single one of us know? How is the question itself properly quantifiable? These who will be the best console threads just annoy me.
Do you hate Superbowl Pool games as well? It's fun to take a stab at predicting future winners!
Quote from: Gratch on November 15, 2006, 07:46:07 PM
Quote from: warning on November 15, 2006, 07:10:10 PM
- It seems pretty hardcore. No saving in dungeons. Well you can do a quicksave anytime out of battle but once you load it it disappears. Permanent saves apparently only happen on the world map.
This is the deal-breaker for me right now. I've never been a big fan of uber-difficult RPG's (which I've heard this one is), and I hate having to replay large sections because of no save points.
I'll probably check out FFIII, but not until I can find is used or the price drops.
The hardcoreness is what made me pass on FFIII for my Thanksgiving travels. Besides the old school saving system, the job switching makes you fight X number of battles before your new job "kicks in". So you're not only grinding to level the different jobs, it'll take X number of fights to accelerate to full grinding speed.
I think this is the only Final Fantasy besides VIII that I haven't played, so I'll definitely pick it up someday, but I'll be waiting for a price drop.
Or, more realistically, my willpower will fail and I'll pay full price to have the game for my Christmas travels.
For a little example of what the non-gaming population's perception of the PSP is, this is more or less the conversation I overheard in a Gamestop in downtown Boston a couple weeks ago:
Hey, where do they keep the PSPs? I think I see some boxes over there. Damn! It's $250? Why the hell's it so much? I hear that suchandsuch game is supposed to be really good though. Pssh, I don't want it for the games, girl! You get it for the moooovies. (said as if the girl was an idiot for thinking otherwise)
And as made-up as the last line might appear, it's the one line I'm sure I remembered word for word.
Quote from: Destructor on November 15, 2006, 05:18:35 AM
EDIT: And just as an FYI - according to random posts on the 'net, people have been absolutely SLAMMING Nintendo's phone lines for these things. Apparently a few more people have Hi-Def capability than you thought, eh Nintendo? Maybe you should clarify a few things and make sure that stores have these things in stock day 1?
FWIW, I only have a standard def TV and I'm going to be buying component cables whenever I get my Wii. You don't need a HDTV for the cables to make your picture look better.
And just to double check, the Gamecube component cables will not fit the Wii, correct?
Quote from: Creepy_Smell on November 14, 2006, 07:55:02 PM
Related to the kid that Mohinder sees:
Spoiler for Hiden:
I doubt the dream kid is Mohinders sister as the name on the folder was Iyer Sanjog. The kid also had some pics in his folder that Mohinder was looking through that reminded me of the Australian dreamtime.
From the webcomics and the comic in the show there is some rock like monster called Urulu (which is better known as Ayers Rock in Australia). I have no idea how these relate to the story though or if the rock monster is real or just imagery for the show. There were also paper clippings of stories related to new areas of the brain and learning while sleeping.
I really liked this episode. The next one looks very interesting if the clips were all for next week's show.
Ah, I forgot about the name on the folder. I guess I need a new crazy theory...
The child is able to focus the inate and tremendous powers of soccer balls.
Quote from: Lockdown on November 14, 2006, 12:56:22 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
7. Lastly, anyone have a clue what the new Indian boy's powers are? Some type of dream manipulation or something? That is a slick power, whatever it is.
You sure you don't want to just spoiler tag the whole thread so we can speak freely?
Spoiler for Hiden:
Is the new Indian boy possibly Mohinder's (boyish) sister? Weren't all those newspaper clippings about brain development during sleep related to his sister? Maybe when she died at age 5 her consciousness moved into the "dream world" or whatever where she's now trying to communicate to her brother?
Or am I completely looking too deep and taking this the wrong direction?
All right, this Saturday I'm embarking on a layover-happy trip from Boston to the San Francisco area, spending a week with my DS as my only form of gaming in between holiday activities, and then another layoverifeous flight back to Boston. Just airplane & airport time is going to exceed 17 hours, so it's time to buy some new games for the DS.
Elite Beat Agents is a given, but I need one or two other games to mix things up. I'm thinking I'd get Final Fantasy III to have a long session game to complement the short-session oriented Elite Beat, but since I haven't gotten anything for the DS since the summer I wanted to see if there was something else I should be considering.
Contact looked really appealing, but the lackluster reviews have scared me away a bit.
So what would be the best 1 or 2 games from the past 5-6 months to get along with Elite Beat Agents?
lol, I love all this crazy launch day excitement. Even though I've made up my mind to avoid the PS3 until some price drops, it's amazing what a strong "I must have one too" feeling you can get from watching a video of someone simply opening the box.
Ouch! The Xbox's Neil Thompson doesn't think very much of the Wii. In this interview about how he's ready for the 360 to go head to head with the PS3, he says this about the Wii referring to how the Wii isn't directly competing with the 360:
"People will make a clear decision as to whether they want that sort of product – a kids toy – or they want high-definition gaming and entertainment and all that it brings."
Don't think that ebay only provides killer deals for sellers, I've made some killer purchases over the years.
Why, just in the past few years I've found a DESIGNER Burberry perfume bag for my girlfriend, a great Nippon Ichi game bundle, 11 RARE copies of PS2 Baldur's Gate II, 4 copies of MVP Baseball 2005 (also RARE), a really neat kleenex box cover, sold my gas guzzling piece of crap Corvette for a cool $5k, then found a replacement Corvette on ebay motors shortly after for just $13k, and just recently I got a killer deal on a GBA bundle--the sucker didn't realize how rare the Mary Kate and Ashley game in the bundle was!
Sure, I got caught up in some bidding wars, but it was worth it. As soon as I put that first bid down, I ain't lettin' noone take it from me!
Quote from: TC Weidner on November 09, 2006, 08:22:14 PM
My favorite songs are old school, Kansas, Rush, Heart, Almond Bros, etc,
My least favorite are sword, iggypop, that rap craptastic one, etc
I REALLY REALLY hope that now since they have the coding down to an art that the can just start pumping out GENRE versions. How about 20 classic songs from such groups as YES, U2, Def Leopard, Pink Floyd, The Who, Genesis,etc.. Just give us a classic 70s and 80s venue to play them on and sell it for 20 bucks or so.
Do the same for other genres, have a heavy over the top version with Gwar, Iron Maiden, etc
I think you're more likely to find these themed packs on Xbox Live than in any stores. And it will be really really hard to resist them.
Quote from: semiconscious on November 09, 2006, 03:48:52 PM
my problem, character developement-wise, was settling on the party's roles - once i'd done that, acquiring the licenses has been pretty straightforward...
This has been tough for me as well, especially since you're limited to three party members at a time. I'd have a much easier time if they set it up to have a 4th member in combat so it's easier to have everyone specialize.
Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 09, 2006, 01:35:26 AM
Sorry, I thought that was obvious. The Japanese music from the Japanese version of the game. I wish the English version had an option to play that music, but, again, I understand that would be next to impossible.
I imagine storage capacity is a big limiter with these games since there's so much audio, and they're trying to keep the audio high quality. I believe the DS cartridge can hold up to 128MB, but most games seem to stay under the 64MB barrier. For Ouendan that leaves at most 4MB a song. I wonder if they squeezed all 19 Elite Beat songs into 64MB as well or if they opened it up to 128.
It's too bad it's only one workout per CD, $15 each workout seems a little steep. It does look (sound) like it could be pretty effective, I'll recommend it to my girlfriend. (Not that I'm saying they're girly! I just do most of my own cardio in the pool)
How many volumes did you buy, and does that amount seem like enough to not be too repetitive?