At 6/17/13 10:58 AM, Dean wrote:
At 5/23/13 08:12 AM, Dean wrote:
Then I realised how much I suck at Fallout.Heh, so I made that post over a month ago and still haven't beaten Fallout. Why? Because I got side tracked by other games. Plus, I wasn't really enjoying Fallout. It's a cool game and I see why people like it but I dunno, I just find it hard to get really into it having started the series on Fallout 3, which is a significantly better game in my opinion. I know some people still love the original more.
Fallout I/II and Fallout III are so insanely different in design, mechanics and approach that they almost feel like separate series. The original games are very much a "you had to be there" kind of thing, playing them now it's easy to identify glaring flaws. The third game took the post apocalyptic setting and ran with it, combining it with FPS/RPG elements with a sandbox world. I'm glad the success of the 3rd entry really threw the prior games into the limelight for a little more fame and exposure.
What I ended up playing instead was Final Fantasy VII. Managed to beat that. Fantastic game btw. Now I'm playing through Final Fantasy VI, which is also really awesome. I think I prefer this over VII, just because it feels like an overall more polished game.
Again, drastically different games belonging to the same series. FFVI goes full bore entirely throwing the player into the rebels shoes as you put a stop to the corrupt empire in one of the finest 2D games ever made. One of the only rpg games I know of where the villain actually accomplishes his goal. VII on the flipside starts out with a very dystopian outlook as you play a trauma induced mercenary out to rid the world of big time evil enterprise sucking the planet of it's life energy. Along the way you uncover an alien entity and it's son who goes apeshit and decides to destroy the world for M O T H E R.
They both accomplish what they set out to do, however VII suffered from that early PS1 era or primitive 3D. Safe to say it would have aged more like a fine wine if it had been 2D sprite based. (like Castlevania Symphony of the Night)
Once I beat this I'm struggling to decide what to move onto next. I'll either stick with Final Fantasy and play through VIII and IX or move onto something different. Dragon Quest VIII, Persona 3, Persona 4, Deadly Premonition and Alpha Protocol are all potential contenders.
It's good to have gotten back into gaming again.
Eventually pave your way through all the above mate! (minus Alpha Protocol bleh) Dragon Quest VIII is easily my favorite DQ game simply because Level 5 are absolute masters of their craft. The cel shading is vibrant and colorful, world full of hidden secrets, the skill/lvl up system had a hint of customization, characters were likable, story was safe but classic, yada yada blah blah
Check out Dark Cloud and more specifically Dark Cloud 2 if you play and find out you love DQ8. Ni No Kuni as well! That game is dope as fuuu dawg.
Persona 3 & 4 are both classics, you can never go wrong. I enjoyed 4 a little bit more, simply cause I was more invested in the characters/story. The music is sick, I often jam out to the OST. Living the days of this school boy only to be sucked into another world of demons and personas was a strange and enjoyable ride.
if you haven't played Persona 2, SMT Nocturne or Devil Survivor those are some other high caliber titles in the series.
Deadly Premonition! This game was shat on by reviewers internet wide, unfortunately. I can't go into any kind of detail or analysis because it will ruin the game, but after you give it a whirl come back and give opinions.
You either hate or love this game.
As for the topic I'm play Vagrant Story/Disgaea IV, still not very far in either although VS is a repeat play. (2 hrs in VS, 6 hrs in D4)