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    They're worth a watch, tbh, so I hope you get to them soon! Meanwhile, I've finished my 100% story FFX-2 playthrough. Overall, my opinion stands....
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    Fynn replied to a thread The Golden Age in General RPG Discussion
    Iím with wooz in that I donít think thereís a single golden era for RPGs. There are games that I really like in various time periods, and likewise...
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    I feel a lot of music back then gets a bit glossed over outside of a few standout tracks from popular titles. I feel the limitations of the tech...
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    12-06-2019, 10:16 AM
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    Yeah, I haven't watched his retrospective on FFXII yet, but he paid it some heavy lip service for his Vagrant Story one. I'm debating about listing...
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    12-06-2019, 09:45 AM
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    Yeah, though I imagine our backgrounds are a bit different in that regard, considering he often mentions he’s a sound designer by profession, which I...
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    12-06-2019, 09:26 AM
    Wolf Kanno posted a visitor message on Fynn's profile
    I figure you would know this guy, especially since he seems to care a lot about the musical scores of games which reminded me of you.
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    12-06-2019, 09:25 AM
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    Because it is the one bad track in a rather superb soundtrack that also happens to be the one track you'll hear the most. Granted, I don't hate it...
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    12-06-2019, 09:09 AM
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    Resonant Arc is pretty cool. Though I feel he makes some grand sweeping statements at times, overall I think he’s pretty diligent and thorough in his...
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    12-06-2019, 08:38 AM
    Some gamers, myself included, like to talk about the "Golden Age of RPGs" but I am curious to learn where other people feel it happened. Was it just...
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    12-06-2019, 08:14 AM
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    I've been listening to a YouTuber named Resonant Arc who is reviewing a bunch of old Square games, and he brought ot my attention the funniest, if...
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    12-06-2019, 06:02 AM
    Wolf Kanno posted a visitor message on Karifean's profile
    Yeah, that's definitely an improvement over a lot of the hardware at the time.
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    12-05-2019, 06:31 AM
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    It had a pretty snazzy audio come to think of it. I take it you've been playing some classic Ys?
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    12-04-2019, 09:31 PM
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    It looked very pretty in the documentary series, well until the actual war part started and we saw bodies and concentration camps. Hell they had...
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    12-04-2019, 09:25 AM
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    I think they’re doing pretty OK nowadays. It’s Western Europe that’s currently rediscovering fascism and the far right currently :p I know that the...
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    12-04-2019, 06:12 AM
    Wolf Kanno posted a visitor message on Fynn's profile
    In related news to Tactics Ogre, I've been watching a BBC documentary series about the Yugoslav Wars. Been really interesting. I sort of feel like...
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    12-04-2019, 02:00 AM
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    Soon as I finish 4 Heroes of Light.
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    12-03-2019, 07:36 PM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Speakling of job systems, when do you plan to dive into Bravely Default?
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    12-02-2019, 06:03 PM
    Fynn commented on blog entry Just beat Final Fantasy V in ham
    Awesome! FFV is a tremendous game. If you liked the job system, check out Bravely Default and itís sequel - itís pretty much FFV remade for a modern...
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    12-01-2019, 09:42 PM
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    That's my feeling about it as well. I mean when I read about the mechanics, it sounds awesome, but playing gives me another feeling. I think part...
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    12-01-2019, 08:08 PM
    For me it all depends on when my kid will decide to go to bed, so 50-50 it is for me.
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    12-01-2019, 06:53 PM
    Well I made a chat room and a voice room in discord. If you're given the "DnD" role you can talk in it. Otherwise, you can only listen. IF roll20's...
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    12-01-2019, 06:31 AM
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    Oh, don’t get me wrong, the context is extremely silly, but I think the 1000 Words scene is just very well directed, showcasing a level of visual...
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    12-01-2019, 02:59 AM
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    I feel my biggest issues with X-2 is that the campiness is too much for me, especially since I didn't care for Yuna or Rikku to begin with, so they...
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    12-01-2019, 12:04 AM
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    I appreciate the fact that it’s not serious at all, and I just love how it unintentionally just ruins everything about X. Then there’s stuff like the...
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    11-30-2019, 11:15 PM
    Wolf Kanno posted a visitor message on Fynn's profile
    I tend dislike stories that start off conventional before a turn. Largely because it's too easy to get turned off from it before you reach the turn....
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    11-30-2019, 10:32 PM
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    So I'm near the end of my 100% FFX-2 playthrough and I've decided this was a weird period in SE's history where they've decided that all side...
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    11-30-2019, 08:51 PM
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    Oh, I'm not exactly upset over this. Just figured this was interesting :D But yeah, I'm now getting tons of ideas for refining the first half of the...
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    11-30-2019, 07:19 PM
    Wolf Kanno posted a visitor message on Fynn's profile
    Eh, that happens too. I've axed subplots and chapters in my work as well. Sorry to hear it is getting axed, but sometimes you have to run with an...
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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.

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    - 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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    It's a short game, thankfully. But one that I really loved. The demon loyalty mechanic is fantastic, imo. ALso, I like how they handle alignment - mechanically, that is, because there is no story alignment, whcih is fine
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    Yeah, I liked that about SQQ too! Glad to hear it was a cool experience for you regardless of all the dumb stuff that happened along the way

    And yeah, I definitely love the Devil Summoner subseries and wish we had more of it. Too bad we'll most likely never see a Western release of the first game. At least I still have the Raidou games to look forward to!

    I really like they fact that they didnt change too much - all the cutscenes, for example, are retain in their corny 90s glory of literally surfing through the Internet. In some ways it does give me an X-Files vibe, even if only with the atmosphere of the lighter episodes
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    YAAAAS SOUL HACKERS

    Btw, please do yourself a favor and tell Spooky (I think it was Spooky) that you think Hitomi is sexy.

    And how did finishing P1 feel?
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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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My Top 100's Lost but not Forgotten: Dragon Quest VII

by Wolf Kanno on 10-26-2018 at 06:42 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 11:53 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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