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#1 Posted by Hunter5024 (5702 posts) -

@hailinel: Yeah, I should've phrased it less inflammatory, because some of them do play pretty well (I wouldn't count FF12 among them, but that's no argument we need to get into). It's not that the ideas are necessarily flawed its that it became too common. It's okay for a few series to follow that style (Tales, Star Ocean), but its sooo not the direction I want to see the genre as a whole move in. Bravely Default is one example of a game that proves we can still add interesting twists to turn based combat, and I hope people see that, because games like that were rare this generation.

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Yeah I would never want this feature. If someone's bad enough to be worth blocking, then they should just be banned. If they manage to be that awful within the rules, then the rules shouldn't let them be so awful. If the rules are reasonable, they follow the rules, and I still think they're so awful that I can't stand to even see what they post, then that sounds more like my problem.

However if this feature is implemented, I hope it's displayed, right along with the number of people you follow and who follow you. Then at least I'll know if everyone secretly hates me, instead of just being suspicious about it. You're all scheming behind my back. I know it.

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Its nice to hear that it probably won't be a handheld game. They were speculating on 8-4 just last week that it would be a 3ds game because its a longstanding tradition to release DQ on the platform where the most people can play it. Honestly I don't expect much. I just hope it's a beautiful game with memorable characters that keeps its RPG elements intact. It seems like every RPG battle system for an entire generation has been some overly complicated, free movement, AI dependent, pseudo real-time clusterfuck.

Every non-MMO Dragon Quest game has retained the same battle system since the original. I doubt that you have much to worry about on that front, though I don't agree with your general assessment on the genre..

I mean I could name like 5 examples if you want. The reason I worry that it would happen to Dragon Quest now is because they basically skipped the generation where it came in vogue, having released their last proper game on DS where that kind of combat probably wouldn't have been possible.

No, that combat would have been possible on DS. But even so, Dragon Quest is very steadfast in its traditions. So much so that when there was apparent interest in changing the battle system up for Dragon Quest IX, fan backlash in Japan made them reconsider. That being said, I still don't agree with your assessment on the genre.

I suppose I should've put it a little nicer, but Final Fantasy, Ni No Kuni, The Tales series, Star Ocean, White Knight Chronicles, Infinite Undiscovery, and Xenoblade Chronicles all used free movement systems, with AI controlled party members, and at least semi real time combat. Unless I count strategy games, I can only think of a couple console JRPG's that used turn based combat last generation (Blue Dragon, and Lost Odyssey). While I'm sure there must be a few turn based games I missed, the games in the previous list comprise a significant portion of the console JRPG's from this generation.

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@hailinel said:

@hunter5024 said:

Its nice to hear that it probably won't be a handheld game. They were speculating on 8-4 just last week that it would be a 3ds game because its a longstanding tradition to release DQ on the platform where the most people can play it. Honestly I don't expect much. I just hope it's a beautiful game with memorable characters that keeps its RPG elements intact. It seems like every RPG battle system for an entire generation has been some overly complicated, free movement, AI dependent, pseudo real-time clusterfuck.

Every non-MMO Dragon Quest game has retained the same battle system since the original. I doubt that you have much to worry about on that front, though I don't agree with your general assessment on the genre..

I mean I could name like 5 examples if you want. The reason I worry that it would happen to Dragon Quest now is because they basically skipped the generation where it came in vogue, having released their last proper game on DS where that kind of combat probably wouldn't have been possible.

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So now I can't delete my comments until 30 days after posting. @rorie did you ever figure out whether something can be done about this?

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Its nice to hear that it probably won't be a handheld game. They were speculating on 8-4 just last week that it would be a 3ds game because its a longstanding tradition to release DQ on the platform where the most people can play it. Honestly I don't expect much. I just hope it's a beautiful game with memorable characters that keeps its RPG elements intact. It seems like every RPG battle system for an entire generation has been some overly complicated, free movement, AI dependent, pseudo real-time clusterfuck.

#8 Edited by Hunter5024 (5702 posts) -

I believe I was a 10 year old in 5th grade. My family had just relocated back to Arizona after living in Oregon for a few years. We were living in a tiny town called Safford. By the time I woke up, both planes had already hit. My parents didn't explain what was going on, they just watched the news and yelled for us to hurry up and get ready. When I started to notice something weird was when my dad turned on the news for our car ride to school. He never listens to the news, it was weird that it wasn't music. The coverage was too scattered for a 10 year old to make sense of at this point, they weren't really covering it for newcomers.

I finally got to school still pretty clueless about what was going on. This was a tiny christian school held in a church (it wasn't my first choice of school I assure you). I was the only 5th grader in a class with 12 other students, between 3rd and 6th grade. When I got there none of the students were playing outside on the swings or merry go round. The classroom door was uncharacteristically open before class was ready to start. Only about half the students showed up that day, they were all sitting on the floor watching the tv in the corner of the room. When I saw the two towers with smoke rising in front of them I started to understand. We watched the news for a while, learning that the towers had collapsed. I remember a few videos of people running from the dust cloud. After talking with the other teachers ours decided to send us home. She said a short prayer with us, I remember her mentioning family a lot.

After that we waited outside, I think the teachers were concerned about us seeing stuff on the news that our parents didn't want us to see. We talked about it with each other, tried to figure out who had done it. A lot of the speculation was ridiculous, though one of the kids guessed Arabs. I didn't know what those were (it did not take long for me to learn). My grandpa picked us up, I remember during the car ride he said some things my young mind considered pretty profound, but unfortunately I don't remember them. Eventually we made it home. The news had consumed basically every channel, and it was still a little too grown up for me. I tried to pay attention for a while but eventually I just gave up and played some Majora's Mask. I was in Snowhead Temple. Made a lot of progress that day, because my brothers never wanted to play. My friend from Oregon called at one point. He just sounded glad that someone else knew what was going on, none of the kids at his school had any idea. He sounded pretty shaken up, really everyone did but me. I knew there was some incredible stuff going on, but I was too young to process any of it.

The next day at school we held hands in a ring around the flag and prayed. A few days later the principal asked us to do it again, because the paper wanted a picture of the children praying around the flag. That still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It felt so disingenuous.

#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (5702 posts) -

I am intending to buy these games friday, so I hope whatever this new collection is sucks.

#10 Posted by Hunter5024 (5702 posts) -

I ... I stopped listening to the Bombcast. I dunno. That show is specifically and crucially missing Ryan Davis. It felt like any time I turned it on I'd get a 15 minute conversation about baked beans or how to repair a dishwasher or the most irrelevant shit out there and it just wasn't making me laugh like it used to. I dunno.

Kinda old comment, but have you tried listening since Brad took over hosting duties a few weeks ago? I was having a lot of the same problems as you, but with Brad hosting the podcast stays on topic better. Dan being on also gives it a lot of energy, and Jeff has been a lot funnier now that he doesn't have to host.