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#1 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

To answer the question, I think my preference for the Japanese language track, and the fact that I don't have a 360, will dictate my purchase. That said, it's not like FFXIII PS3 won't have trophies, right? *crosses fingers*

#2 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

I'm still a bit miffed that they never brought Front Mission 5 across the pond, but any Front Mission is better than no Front Mission.

#3 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

I remember the last LSL before everything went down the toilet, Love for Sail. It was actually a very competent point 'n click adventure.

#4 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

I haven't actually gotten around to it, but it does sound like this game could be deadly to my plans of finishing the Killzone 2 campaign. Which is why I must avoid it like Swine Flu until I get that done.

#5 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

Indeed it was all thanks to Giant Bomb! I'd like to think that I had some small part in it. Half the posts in my Dtoid blog are about promoting the stupid thing.

#6 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

@Kinarion

Fairly well. The original campaign of NWN2 was competent, but the real gem was the story of the Mask of the Betrayer expansion. Best since Torment, really. Storm of Zehir used a lot of P&P style elements, but the story was very thin compared to the others.

As for comparisons to Oblivion, it's nothing like Oblivion. The Witcher uses its engine, and most of the bugs have been ironed out.

#7 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

It really is eastern Europe and Eurasia that seems to be keeping the fires burning for old-school PC development, isn't it? The Witcher, Drakensang, Men of War, and a bunch of other titles just come out and then blow the socks off of the few folks with enough courage to play a title that isn't backed up by a multimillion dollar hype engine.

#8 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

It really depends on the game. I suppose the real line between expansion packs and DLC at this point is presence at retail (i.e. none with some exceptions), and quantity/quality of content.

For example, Operation Anchorage and The Pitt for FO3 are DLC for their lack of size and retail presence, but Shivering Isles and Storm of Zehir for Oblivion/NWN2 are definitely expansion packs. A line-straddler in the case of Oblivion would probably be Knights of the Nine, whose size is closer to The Pitt and does not include an all-new campaign or areas. KotN also had no retail presence except as a DLC compilation.

Despite my preference for digital distribution these days I hope that DLC or compiled DLC continues to have a retail presence, if only for reasons of preservation and the used market. You can't distribute DLC (without pirating it), but you can sell an expansion pack/DLC compilation to a friend.

#9 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

Another surprisingly good offering out of Europe is Men of War. It's better than Company of Heroes. Seriously!

#10 Posted by unangbangkay (144 posts) -

I might suggest EVE Online, but I'm not that sadistic. From what we've learned watching you and Vinny play P4, a good Endurance Run is more about the "run" than the "endurance". An Endurance Run needs a definite ending, and plenty of changing content for you guys to talk about and for us to watch, without too much menu-navigation or grinding, which kicks out more than half of the list. P4 sidesteps the issue by making you choose when you want to grind, but you're beginning to get your asses kicked since you can't use up valuable video time making cash or fusing proper personas. It's a good thing Jeff's been playing on his own time, because I really fear for you dudes.

So if we were going to pick from the list alone, I'd suggest Battletoads, but if you guys are amicable towards a write-in contestant, I suggest:

  • Odin Sphere - Strong plot, looks pretty, short-but-sweet cutscenes and a unique aesthetic.
  • Steambot Chronicles - It's nonlinear in the same way that Persona is, but with a lot less grinding and more robot fighting.
  • Way of the Samurai 1 or 2 - It's awesome and quirky, and I want WotS 3 to come over from Japan, so any promotion is good.
  • Robot Alchemic Drive - I wrote most of the GB entry on it, IT IS WHAT YOU WANT.
  • Ace Combat 4, 5 or Zero - It's HAWX without the suck.
  • Sakura Taisen - No chance right now since it's in Japanese, but rumors are that NISA is bringing ST5 over sometime this year, so it'd be AWESOME if you did that. For the comedic potential just look at the "let's play" thread on SomethingAwful!
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