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FreezairForALimitedTime Responsible adult from Planet Claire
Responsible adult
Feb 10th 2010 at 11:12:58 AM

Huh. I didn't know that Lost Winds was release in Japan by Squeenix! However, apparently Marvelous is bringing a bunch of Wii Ware games to Japan... because.

"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
Zephid the old illusion that had to break from Raleigh, NC
the old illusion that had to break
Feb 10th 2010 at 6:41:59 PM

Having beaten God of War 2 on Normal (Spartan), I found myself temeritous enough to try Extra Hard (Titan) Mode.

I gotta say, they've really picked up the ball, haven't they? The Colossus of Rhodes can actually kill me in one or two hits now. Exciting!

The combat in these games doesn't usually kill me; that belongs to "dicking around while solving the puzzles."

I wrote about a fish turning into the moon. It's likelier than you'd think.
Feb 10th 2010 at 11:15:22 PM

Ahahahaha. I've been trying to figure out who was voicing the whipstache'd villain in White Knight Chronicles. I just realized... it's the guy who did Master Shake. That make him all the more narmy and I LOVE it.

edited 10th Feb '10 11:16:10 PM by Miijhal

Feb 10th 2010 at 11:21:44 PM

*squeeing over Zorua and Zoroark*

What manner of pokeymans be these?

Pics.

Blueeyedrat YEEEEAH— no. from nowhere in particular. Relationship Status: Mu
YEEEEAH— no.
Feb 11th 2010 at 6:21:15 AM

What manner of pokeymans be these?

These.

"I've come to the conclusion that this is a very stupid idea."
Zephid the old illusion that had to break from Raleigh, NC
the old illusion that had to break
Feb 11th 2010 at 4:33:34 PM

Huh. Persona games just kill time. I could have sworn it was 4:30, like, thirty minutes ago.

I wrote about a fish turning into the moon. It's likelier than you'd think.
Sabbo from Australia Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
Feb 11th 2010 at 6:40:01 PM

Well judging by your post time, it was only 3 minutes before you said that. :P

FreezairForALimitedTime Responsible adult from Planet Claire
Responsible adult
Feb 11th 2010 at 6:40:47 PM

They're making De Blob into a kid's cartoon.

...What.

"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
Zephid the old illusion that had to break from Raleigh, NC
the old illusion that had to break
Feb 14th 2010 at 10:40:30 PM

Persona 4: It eats time.

edited 14th Feb '10 10:40:41 PM by Zephid

I wrote about a fish turning into the moon. It's likelier than you'd think.
Feb 15th 2010 at 2:21:41 AM

So, my sister is interested in a story-driven game, but she's very new to videogames... also twelve, any recommendations for a newbie-friendly RPG or something of the sort?

Lemurian from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Feb 15th 2010 at 2:53:42 AM

Maybe... but right now I want something that keeps her away from my Computer, so I'll have to restrict the request to PS / PS 2 games.

Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Feb 15th 2010 at 7:21:12 AM

If she likes platformers, the Jak And Daxter series.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Pacific Oh Yeah? from da beach house
Oh Yeah?
Feb 15th 2010 at 7:29:23 AM

Jak and Daxter borders on Nintendo Hard sometimes.

I grew up with Spyro The Dragon, it's a good game for that age range, partly because it's not patronisingly childish. Same goes for Ratchetand Clank. Insomniac's stuff in general.

Also, Beyond Good And Evil is another good one.

(Kingdom Hearts 1 was my favourite RPG on the PS 2... I suppose I could recommend that. Just you have to start at KHI, because skipping straight to KHII will make you hate it)

FreezairForALimitedTime Responsible adult from Planet Claire
Responsible adult
Feb 15th 2010 at 5:00:30 PM

Re: Spyro: If you go for one of the older ones, they're not as story driven as the newer ones, but they still have some story. All three of the new ones are available on PS 2... But the story goes through them all, and the last one is the one I'd consider "the best." The first one is really, really repetative, but I haven't played enough of the second one's console versions to know if it's enjoyable enough or not.

If you do spring for one of the older ones, get A Hero's Tale. That's the better of the two console-version ones from the last gen.

"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
Zephid the old illusion that had to break from Raleigh, NC
the old illusion that had to break
Feb 15th 2010 at 6:24:41 PM

RPG? PlayStation or PS2? Friendly to beginners? I was going to say Orpheus: Scion of Sorcery, but that's not actually an RPG. Uhh, hold on.

Okami is Zelda-like, but fun. In terms of action RPG, both Kingdom Hearts games are forgiving, and Odin Sphere is easy to get into.

I wrote about a fish turning into the moon. It's likelier than you'd think.
Sabbo from Australia Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
Feb 23rd 2010 at 6:32:32 AM

GRAGH.

I just found out that my little brother played my file of New Super Mario Brothers Wii and in the process lost around 70 lives, and used up all my items except a few mushrooms, mini-mushrooms & stars. I do not know whether or not he lost so many lives as to use up a continue.

zeroplusalpha The World Is Mine from behind the 7th Door
The World Is Mine
Feb 23rd 2010 at 6:36:34 AM

CastleVania: Symphony Of The Night is the easiest Metroidvania doing the rounds, but while I wouldn't call it violent, it might not be something you're comfortable having a twelve year old play.

And of course, Final Fantasy VII is a pretty good introduction to JRP Gs in general.

Play Again? Y/N
Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Feb 23rd 2010 at 6:37:43 AM "Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
zeroplusalpha The World Is Mine from behind the 7th Door
The World Is Mine
Feb 23rd 2010 at 6:38:48 AM

True, but I heard the Playstation port sucks.

Also; Ico, or if you think that's too short, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time.

Come to think of it, the whole trilogy is pretty good, but Warrior Within gets a touch violent at times.

edited 23rd Feb '10 6:40:19 AM by zeroplusalpha

Play Again? Y/N
Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Feb 23rd 2010 at 6:40:21 AM

That's because they chose to emulate the SNES game during runtime instead of simply porting it.

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
WilliamWideWeb (weaving)
(weaving)
Feb 23rd 2010 at 6:46:41 AM

...why would you emulate an SNES game on a PS 1?

SHIKI is dead.
Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Feb 23rd 2010 at 6:49:20 AM

Because the PS 1 ports of CT, FFIV, FFV, and FFVI were somewhat half-assed (and in the case of CT and FFVI, even more so?)

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator
Feb 23rd 2010 at 6:51:46 AM

Emulate a SNES game... on a PS1? Why would someone do such an idiotic thing?

Experience has taught me to investigate anything that glows.
Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Feb 23rd 2010 at 6:55:29 AM

Because Squaresoft wanted to cash in on the PS 1 selling craze, and because they wanted to bring their titles up-to-date.

Instead of reworking the titles for a PS 1, though, they stored the SNES game, an SNES emulator than ran on a PS 1, and the additional material. Boy, now that wouldn't cause Loads and Loads of Loading, right?

... And the PS 1 FFV script sucked, And That's Terrible.

edited 23rd Feb '10 6:55:53 AM by Kinkajou

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake

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