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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
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    I had a lot of fun doing my Top List, and I delayed for awhile because I was replaying a few classics to see how my opinion had changed overtime....
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    Yesterday, 08:33 AM
    This is so weirdly enjoyable to read about. Maybe it's because they're so young that they can look at FFVII without having a mind jaded from years of...
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    Yesterday, 04:48 AM
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure Aerith will have some quirks to her style that makes her play differently. I imagine her ATB may load faster than other...
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    06-23-2019, 11:59 PM
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    I like VII more than I let on, but I'm also not exactly the biggest fan of it either. I think I mentioned it awhile back, but I honestly don't have...
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    06-23-2019, 10:50 PM
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    I've been bouncing back and forth between FFVII, FFV, Pokemon Ruby, and Soul Hackers. I've also been meaning to jump back into Trials of Mana since I...
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    06-23-2019, 10:37 PM
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    Did you notice Aerith has a move called Gaia's Wrath in her command list in screenshots? Perhaps they're going to go back to the idea of her being a...
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    06-23-2019, 10:36 PM
    Wolf Kanno replied to a thread Materia in Final Fantasy VII
    The issue with switching to the enemy with Manipulate is that they would now have to map controls to all of the enemies which might be too labor...
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    06-23-2019, 10:13 PM
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    I feel the reason Cover and Counter would be remove is because they would likely take control away of the party member. Now that I've thought about...
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    06-23-2019, 06:12 PM
    Wolf Kanno replied to a thread 5 Hours In in Final Fantasy VII
    I get the idea of doing new things for a game. I agree a remake should be more than a 1:1 port with better graphics. My hesitation comes from a...
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    06-23-2019, 05:50 PM
    Wolf Kanno replied to a thread Materia in Final Fantasy VII
    I imagine Cover, Counterattack, and Long Range will also be removed. Likewise, Manipulate and Enemy Skill will also be removed as I just feel like...
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    06-23-2019, 03:12 PM
    Loony BoB replied to a thread 5 Hours In in Final Fantasy VII
    Yeah, I get that it can be kind of annoying to be going "Oh, yet another motorbike getaway", but I really want more flesh to be given to the...
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    06-23-2019, 09:33 AM
    I feel Dew Prism/Threads of Fate deserves another shot. The original game was pretty good though not exactly groundbreaking, but the secret ending...
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    06-23-2019, 09:24 AM
    I think VII generated the most hype for me, but also taught me to be a bit more guarded with my expectations afterwards. Still I had pretty strong...
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    06-23-2019, 09:19 AM
    Wolf Kanno started a thread Materia in Final Fantasy VII
    So how do you think materia is going to work out in this game? We know its in there and the command system gives us a pseudo-turn base mechanic to...
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    06-23-2019, 05:51 AM
    Wolf Kanno replied to a thread 5 Hours In in Final Fantasy VII
    To be honest, I actually thought you were right until I checked again and saw that. I think the confusion may come from Aerith mentioning her house...
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    06-23-2019, 01:15 AM
    Loony BoB replied to a thread 5 Hours In in Final Fantasy VII
    If it's "add-in" missions for Avalanche that offer lore and/or character development then I am all for it. I love learning more about the world of my...
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    06-22-2019, 09:36 PM
    Wolf Kanno replied to a thread 5 Hours In in Final Fantasy VII
    Actually Aerith's house is in Sector 5, you have to access it through the Sector 5 Slums which just also happens to be the road needed to get to...
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    06-22-2019, 11:01 AM
    Thanks :) Yeah, i checked, I have the option that displays all the things picked, as I though :/ Last year was the same even though I changed...
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    06-22-2019, 09:00 AM
    Loony BoB replied to a thread 5 Hours In in Final Fantasy VII
    I mean, I suspect (and always have) that we only see tiny portions of each sector we have seen, not the whole deal. It was supposed to house how...
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    06-22-2019, 07:28 AM
    Wolf Kanno posted a visitor message on Fynn's profile
    Good to know, lol!
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    06-22-2019, 07:25 AM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Thank you! It’s an unbaked chocolate cheesecake, so it’s probably moist :p
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    06-22-2019, 07:20 AM
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    06-22-2019, 07:17 AM
    Wolf Kanno replied to a thread FFTCG in General Final Fantasy
    I haven't played, but my GF got me a few booster packs for our anniversary because she assumed I played. Looks interesting, but I've never given it a...
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    06-22-2019, 06:15 AM
    None of them. They're all greedy bastards at heart tbh. Some are worse than others, but they're all pretty much manipulative fricks. Maybe a decade...
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    06-22-2019, 06:13 AM
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    Yeah, I'm fine. Been playing through Final Fantasy VIII again because of the Remaster. I've spent 15 hours just playing cards. :lol:
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    As for the casts, I think there’s at least one character in the Lost Age that you might enjoy more? But overall, really none of the characters are anything th write home about. They’re never really the point
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    Ooh yeah I have yet to read your latest FFV entry. Sorry, I was writing today.

    And yep, I’ve listened to that I think I linked you the whole playlist several years ago.
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    So coming back to Golden Sun a bit, I’ve been replaying the third game lately. Wanted to do a full run but I don’t have my GBA copy of the second game, never had a copy of the first, and even though the VC versions on the Wii U are dirt cheap, I still can’t afford them. I was very negative on the game my first time around, but now I find it easier to appreciate it for what it is and am having a much better time. The big flaws are still there - it has these inexplicable points of no return that make getting all the Djin a case of guide dang it, the game is way too easy and looks nowhere near as good as the 2D games, and then the main story pretty much feels like one of the town vignettes got bloated to a fifteen hour run time, with what felt like the actual main plot ending in a gigantic cliffhanger which will never be resolved because this game didn’t sell well enough - but those flaws are much easier to stomach knowing that they’re there. I still really appreciated how the world grew and once again, how rich the worldbuilding here is. Plus, some of the new party members are very refreshing.
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    Yup. Still not as powerful as the original, but good
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    Oh wait, that is just Ship of Regret and Sleep :P Silly me. But they did sing the Forst and the Last in concert too
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    Ooooh yes I’ve heard this on that concert recording. I like how Mitsuda uses that little Irish vocal ensemble he used for XC2’s best tracks. And I just love how they start with Ship of Regret and Sleep. That’s another one of my Xenogears favorites
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    I agree that they’re fairly generic and that the characters are really... weak. But honestly, imo the game’s don’t really start to shine until the second game (or the end of the first, even? Though I find GS1 pretty bland, its build up to the climax I’d pretty awesome), where you really get to see the unique world design which is where this game shines, imo. I can now tell how much this game took from Dragon Quest (e.g. the town vignettes, the menu, etc), but nowhere is it clearer than in the world design, which is evocative of DQIII, in that it’s based on the real world. However, I feel it’s done a bit better because the games actually go a little bit deeper into showcasing these diverse cultures, and there’s full two games to explore them, so it never feels rushed. Other things I enjoy is that the game’s kinda deconstruct themselves later on, which is always neat, and I just love the dungeons designs. The puzzles may not be too difficult but I like how they make the dungeons flow and how they tie directly into the character class and skill system.

    Ill have a listen in a second. Just got to work, need to plug my headphones in
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    So out of curiosity, what is it about Golden Sun that you don't like?
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    Well, I wouldn't call it a breakthrough. I've still barely written anything. But I should be able to wrap up that side story soon. And maybe send it to you?
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    Damn that's a good one. I'll have to be on the lookout for more.
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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 06:25 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 06:53 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 10:23 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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My Top 100's Lost but not Forgotten: Dragon Quest VII

by Wolf Kanno on 10-26-2018 at 05:42 AM

I feel like the year 2001 was an odd year in gaming. One of the first time where you really felt like the end of an era and the beginning of a new one was coming. Sony was gearing up to release the successor to the smash hit PlayStation and if you looked around the gaming scene, it seemed like every company was jumping ship to get on board what the PS2 could do. Square had released their PS1 swan song FFIX even though they would still support the PS1 with

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Arc the Lad II

by Wolf Kanno on 03-27-2018 at 10:53 PM
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One of my all time favorite publishers in the 90s for video games was Working Designs. It was a company that actually tried to get a lot of cool JRPGs released in the West long before the actual JRPG boom in the last years of the decade. I've already spoken about their most high profile title they ever worked on, Lunar: The Silver Star Story,

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