Firewine

Shadow of the Colossus

Firewine

12 years ago

It's a 10 for me, but the game clearly isn't for everyone. As I mentioned once before (on the forums), I don't have a problem with that.
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Firewine

12 years ago

The horse is called Argo. That said, I think Agro sounds much better...

You'll be glad to know that he is called Agro then :)

edit: I think the confusion might've come about due to the wanderer's pronunciation of that name.
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FFVII: Advent Children dated

Firewine

12 years ago

Daryoon: Yeah, I was aware of that ;) Also, I didn't mean for my post to sound so arrogant. I just thought it was worth posting (it didn't seem likely to be made up and I for one would be glad of any slightest hint that Lance Bass doesn't get the role).
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Firewine

12 years ago

I hope Lance Bass is Sephiroth again

According to IMDB, Paul Dobson is playing Sephiroth (he also voiced Folken in Escaflowne if that means anything).
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Tales of Phantasia out in March

Firewine

13 years ago

Just to clarify, Symphonia and Phantasia are the only games available in the US/UK, right?

For the hell of it, I've compiled a list (from here - including forthcoming releases) :)

US:
[PS1] Tales of Destiny
[PS1] Tales of Eternia (as Tales of Destiny II)
[GC] Tales of Symphonia
[GBA] Tales of Phantasia
[PS2] Tales of Legendia

Europe:
[GC] Tales of Symphonia
[GBA] Tales of Phantasia
[PSP] Tales of Eternia

Japan:
[SFC] Tales of Phantasia
[PS1] Tales of Destiny
[PS1] Tales of Phantasia
[GB] Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon
[PS1] Tales of Eternia
[PS1] Tales of Fandom vol.1
[GBA] Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2
[PS2] Tales of Destiny 2
[GBA] Tales of the World: Summoner's Lineage
[GBA] Tales of Phantasia
[GC] Tales of Symphonia
[PS2] Tales of Symphonia
[PS2] Tales of Rebirth
[GBA] Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3
[PSP] Tales of Eternia
[PS2] Tales of Legendia
[PS2] Tales of the Abyss
[NDS] Tales of the Tempest
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Dragon Quest guru finds Revolution controller 'exciting'

Firewine

13 years ago

Techincally speaking, it was a co-publishing deal between the two parties.

Aye, maybe so. The point is, without Nintendo's influence, Namco probably wouldn't have bothered with them.
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Firewine

13 years ago

"Namco (or Namco Bandai) Europe publishing an RPG?"

There have been 3 of them since November last year:

Xenosaga 2
Tales of Symphonia
Baten Kaitos

Nintendo published those two in Europe iirc.
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Shadow of the Colossus dated

Firewine

13 years ago

Something is really screwed with me as I'm considering buying them again. Even though I have both Ico (paper pal) and Sotc (canadian ntsc).

You're not the only one ;)

The case is falling apart on my ltd Ico and my copy of SotC arrived in an disappointing state, so that's my incentive... Well, that and "supporting UK sales" :)
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Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana

Firewine

13 years ago

BARREL!

:D
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Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome

Firewine

13 years ago

+1 to the owns it but hasn't played it yet camp... I haven't even finished Disgaea yet :(
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Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Firewine

13 years ago

What are these Nippon Ichi games you talk of? I have not heard of them. Are they available PAL?

They are indeed, more info is available here.
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What's New? (4th November 2005)

Firewine

13 years ago

I also like role-playing Fire Emblem in real life - one time I even prepared speech bubbles to hold up in front of me while I hummed the theme tune. I don't live with Kristan any more.

:D :/

FE:PoR for me but I don't know whether to import it instead (as I did with the GBA ones). Are the connectivity features anything special?

EDIT:
Did no one here buy it then? :(
Also, if there aren't any connectivity features, feel free to clear that up.
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Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes

Firewine

13 years ago

@Dr.Haggard: Bear in mind that the Korean dialogue has been included this time around, it should make things more tolerable ;)
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Far Cry Instincts

Firewine

13 years ago

the shite AI really killed it for me.

I guess that's fair enough. In fact, contrary to what some reviews have said, I've found it fairly easy to run & gun (it seems they're not so bad at spotting you though, I prefer guerrilla tactics but things tend to go awry quickly for me :/ ).

"Pretend they're Ewoks to double the fun"

Heh heh >:D
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Firewine

13 years ago

The frame rate is shoddy too, always chugging and skipping.

I haven't been getting that either tbh, but I have had such problems on other Xbox titles, like in KUF Heroes (which I mentioned elsewhere).

and the load times are anything up to 5 minutes (seriously)

Are you referring to the precaching?
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Firewine

13 years ago

I think everyone's pretty much covered the bases, not much to add but:

/likes

EDIT:
Oh, and I also prefer it to the PC one.
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What's New? (7th October 2005)

Firewine

13 years ago

Regarding KUF Heroes: Nice to see they bothered to keep the Korean voice option this time :)

@driptray: It's a lot of fun imo, as long as you don't mind the predominantly hack & slash nature.

My only real concern is a persistent stutter to the framerate. There's no pal60 mode but enabling the option wouldn't cause it to stutter, would it? I don't think HD access is to blame...
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Firewine

13 years ago

(Firewine, Spartan - Cube)

Noted.

Sorry, I guess it was a bit of a "Hey! Don't ignore the Cube, people!" moment.
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Firewine

13 years ago

This week I'll be mostly hugging KuF Heroes.

I don't know about Spartan, I think I'll wait for a few more reviews first... if I do get it though, it'll be the GC one.
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Spartan: Total Warrior

Firewine

13 years ago

The runs exceptionally well on Gamecube remark makes me feel happy :)
...but I'm concerned that this game may end up being shite :(
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What's New? (Super Catch-Up Alpha Plus 3)

Firewine

13 years ago

Yaaay! XD

/hugs copy of Everybody's Golf that just arrived
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TGS: Next Gen screen bonanza

Firewine

13 years ago

"It's people like you, Xavier, that make me not want to get the X360."

Just ignore him, he's so clearly geared towards fanboyism that you may never hear the end of it otherwise :P
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Firewine

13 years ago

"anyone who buys this or any other console at release is a flaming idiot,"

I used to think like that. What now strikes me as dumb is waiting a year for the price to go down... maybe. First and foremost, all I want is a machine that'll run Oblivion well.


"you should atleast wait until rivals release their console and THEN buy one on release. It makes sense."

That doesn't make sense.
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Dungeon Siege II

Firewine

13 years ago

Sounds good enough for me tbh (also played the demo, like it), I shall definitely be getting it... after we find out who won the compo ;)
Also, granted the graphics aren't exactly cutting edge but I think the game's visuals are nice enough.

I'm a bit concerned about the low framerates I've been getting though (as with DS1, in fact).
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X360 Oblivion benefits from HDD

Firewine

13 years ago

Translation:
It runs like shit without a HDD. You'd better like loading screens.

I like loading screens o_O

...gives me time to drink my tea ;)
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Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess slips to 2006

Firewine

13 years ago

I'd rather it was late than shite!

I concur.
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Dragonshard delayed until Sept

Firewine

13 years ago

Fine, gives me a little more time to afford things (but not much).
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Prey

Firewine

13 years ago

Children are evil!

Particularly that one in FEAR.
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D&D Online delayed

Firewine

13 years ago

I understand your point, and indeed I like those games (I was probably gonna start contradicting myself sooner or later anyway :P ).
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Firewine

13 years ago

Don't get me wrong, Scimarad. I've got nothing against Japanese RPGs ;)
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Firewine

13 years ago

Well, whatever, some of us like more generic fantasy settings (rather than that alien Morrowind/Saga of Ryzom shit).
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Firewine

13 years ago

"the Eberron setting is miles and miles more interesting than the banal Forgotten Realms,"

You shut your filthy mouth >:(

...j/k, Eberron is certainly fresher, but I personally can't get enough of the Forgotten Realms :P (even my username is a bit of a clue there).
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Atelier Iris Europe-bound

Firewine

13 years ago

That sounds about right.. I haven't gotten so far but I have experienced the VO problems and one lockup (possibly incurred by skipping dialogue). Initially I thought it was only my copy that was glitching, the disc was scratched to f*ck when it arrived 'cause it wasn't seated in the box ~>:(

It's hard to imagine that Koei won't address these issues though, so I think I will just wait for the PAL version instead.
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Firewine

13 years ago

Excellent! I'd happily buy this again if they clean up those bugs...
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Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes

Firewine

13 years ago

Still haven't gotten around to playing my copy of KUF: The Crusaders, so is it good then? :P
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Ubi's Dark Messiah

Firewine

13 years ago

Hmm, does this mean they're still working on Arx 2? ...or is this what's become of it?
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Blizzard cools Northern outpost

Firewine

13 years ago

To be fair, I haven't played any MMORPGs... I'm just a little bugged by the overwhelming popularity of the genre with developers. I'm glad Bethsoft didn't follow suit though.

(I may give WoW a chance one day... but I fear that being a "n00b" would impair my enjoyment).
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Firewine

13 years ago

*Agrees with Xiphos*
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FFVII remake on the cards?

Firewine

13 years ago

Here's one more vote of support for the remake :)

I understand the sense that they should just focus on new games, but this one remake I'd truly be interested in.
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Namco tells of Tales again

Firewine

13 years ago

More linkage (if no one minds wading through Japanese):
[edit]I'm a dumbass for not noticing the link at the end of the article :P

Tear? Luke fone Fabre? Hmm...

On one of the "Tales" forums, we speculated that they meant "Luke von Fabre"... and we do prefer "Tia".
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FFXII, Kingdom Hearts II dated

Firewine

13 years ago

I want FFXII, anything remotely to do with the Vagrant Story team is sure to get my attention. For all its changes, I'm confident it will be a better game overall (the hardcore fans may not be pleased but I really don't give a shit what they think).
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TGS keynotes from Iwata, Bach

Firewine

13 years ago

How on Earth did I misread that as "TGS keynotes from Iwata, Biatch!"?
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New PS2 Tales RPG

Firewine

13 years ago

Thank you for the friendly thanks, Kon :)

btw I think those characters are called Tia and Luke (according to another forum).
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Firewine

13 years ago

I liked the characters in ToS :(
(first post, hi there)

Scannage?
http://img270.imageshack.us/img270/7691/tota7rl.jpg
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