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    well, they're poorly optimised, to say the least. I have a fairly high-end comp and FFXIII-2 has some insane slowdown
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    Considering SE's track record with PC ports, I;m not too excited
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    I'm actually considering working on both projects in tandem. We'll see. In the end, I ended up spednig the whole day yesterday worldbuilding in my head and I'm pretty hooked on the idea. Think it has potential. If you'd like, I can ramble about it to you in detail over mognet!

    And idk, the Vita feels pretty powerful. There's games with PS3 level graphics that run great on it, so I think it might have been poor optimisation on Konami's part. Considering XII's world is still kinda segmented, I could still see it working on the system, even if it were to be slightly graphically and performance-wise inferior to the PS4 version. I'd take a hanheld FFXII over a graphically superior one any day of the week.
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    Btw, I've been writing bit by bit and I still hope to finish my draft zero by the end of the year.

    But I've also been having this weird idea in the back of my head. A fantasy novel that's at the same time a more traditional fantasy (as in, taking place in a completely fantasy world) while being its own thing (as in, I have visions of a world that's completely out there; no elves or dwarves, just something completely alien), but kind of the main purpose I can feel there is for it in the back of my head is to make a comment on society, the human condition, and all those other pretentious idea I am so fixated on.

    As you can tell, though, it's all pretty vague and I really want it to stay that way for now. I might sit down to it and pants it once I'm done with this trilogy.
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    Was it really so much to ask for FFXII to be on the Vita as well?
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    Can't wait to play that myself. Though who knows when that will be...
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    So I started this Polish game, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs. It's a Tactical JRPG with a gorgeous, super cute art style, and from the looks of it, it's not serious in the slightlest. It's pretty self-aware as an RPG and has tons of shout outs (like, once you're given food and your three responses are quoted verbatim from the scene in FFVII where Cloud eats stuff at the Wall Market), and it's nice to play something that's just not seriously at all for a change.

    Some cool things I noted:
    - It has a social link-like mechanic, with characters giving you specific benefits for ranking up their friendships. And a calendar system, so you're constantly on a timer, and have to fulfil quests within a timer to progress. So time management is a factor. Taking inspiration from a good place, tbh.
    - There's a town building segment right from the start and it ties heavily into that timer mechanic I mentioned.
    - Apparently, there's no such thing as individual levels in this game - there's only a party level, so no characters will get left behind, ever. I imagine this can help reduce grinding.
    - Also, apparently there's no healing during battles and the only way you can really mitigate damage from enemies is by employing shields that kind of give you an additional pool of HP over your regular HP.

    So far so good, and I'm fairly hooked. We'll see how good it is in the end.
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    Thank you, dude. Much appreciated.
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    I'll probably give it a shot, but I need a little break for now. Wouldn't want it to get stale.

    But yeah, playing it now, I really don't get the criticism the D-Counter gets. Honestly, I felt I could have won all those battles even without using the dragon form, but I just wanted to get it over with faster.
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    So I finished the first fresh run of Dragon Quarte. I'm a but sad that I managed to onoy marginally increase my D-ratio. Going crazy with the dragon form from the Centre onwards was all kinds of fun.
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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

by Wolf Kanno on 01-30-2020 at 09:17 PM
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I mentioned this in my Chain of Memories entry for my Top 100 List, but Kingdom Hearts and I have a really awkward history with each other. This is a franchise that has always been more of a guilty pleasure for me than something I actively love. Funny enough, itís not even the basic premise that bothers me. While Final Fantasy meets Disney mash-up sounds contrived, KH has always managed to make it work since this

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

by Wolf Kanno on 12-30-2019 at 10:56 PM
Top 100 List Blah blah blahÖ. I ended up re-writing this entry because the original was a little more bitter and more like just a genuine rant than a review. With that said, a little backstory is in order.
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Continuing my trend of snubbed entries in franchises, we now come back to a series that was very near and dear to me. At this point in time, the story of

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Suikoden IV Part 2 ~ Suikoden Tactics

by Wolf Kanno on 06-17-2019 at 07:25 AM

So in my last blog, I talked about the black sheep numbered entry of the Suikoden franchise, Suikoden IV. Today, we're going to look at Rhapsodia, better known as Suikoden Tactics in the West. Tactics is a gaiden title that serves as both prequel/sequel side story to Suikoden IV. What makes it really standout is that the game is no longer a turn-based RPG about collecting 108 heroes, but instead a Tactical Turn Based RPG a la Final Fantasy Tactics, Fire

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My Top 100"s Lost but Not Forgotten: Suikoden IV ~ Part 1

by Wolf Kanno on 04-29-2019 at 07:53 AM
List, blah blah. Didn't make it, blah blah.
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I feel I have a theme going here. Like the BoF1 entry, anyone who took a quick glance of my list will know I'm a pretty big Suikoden fan, you'll also notice I snubbed one of the main entries and most of the spin-off/gaiden games. I'll say right now, that I have to actually play Suikogaiden due to lacking the proper emulator, which is why

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Breath of Fire

by Wolf Kanno on 04-14-2019 at 11:23 PM
Blah blah blah, made a list, blah blah blah, this is for games that didn't make it.

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Anyone who simply glances over my list will notice I have a strong affiliation with Capcom's classic and underrated RPG series Breath of Fire. They will also notice I left one entry out of the list, and while my BoFII entry hints as to some of the reasons, I figured I would lay it out here

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