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Eternal Sonata: This game kind of reminds me of dragon quest 8 but it lacks the classic feeling. But i love the world and the battle system. The story is alright, but then again this game focuses more on individual characters and the world.

 

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart: I am not that far in this game just got my fourth party member. I started this game today in the morning.

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;) Made a little progress in Metal Gear, currently I've nabbed a nice arsenal of weapons and such and I've saved up to 11 Hostages. Yes I am fully aware I can shoot them but I don't feel like being evil this time so I didn't. I managed to take out the Shotgun guy, Twin Turret dudes and the Machine Gun Kid while exploring Building 1. Also, for an NES game this game's got some pretty awesome tunes to it.

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If you shoot a prisoner you lose a rank. Just thought I'd make you aware of that if you didn't know :laugh:

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Bought Final Fantasy Mystic Quest for $7 today. I'm about 5 hours in and man... for a cheaply made game this is fun.

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Bought Final Fantasy Mystic Quest for $7 today. I'm about 5 hours in and man... for a cheaply made game this is fun.

 

With some great music, as well!

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Dead Space

Doom

 

Well Dead Space was brilliant I loved the cliffhanger ending and the final chapter was brilliant. Cant wait for the sequel.

And DooM. Well it was fun but it had nowhere near the impact on me that it would have probably had back in the 90's. It was good fun though. Gonna try speed run it as well. :)

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;) Ah yes that's right, you do lose rank if you shoot a prisoner, something that I DO NOT want. Thus I didn't. Made a little more progress last night. Currently I'm exploring Building 2 after taking out the Tank and the Bulldozer bosses and acquiring Card #5. Now I'm looking for the Rocket Launcher which is apparently the last Weapon to be found.

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Still playing Persona 4. You can just throw hours at this game and still only get a small way through it. Then again, I have been playing it less often that I'd like, I spent a long weekend out of the house with friends and when I have been in I've been busy with Christmas things and I've also been made a mod of Fakku which takes up quite a lot of my "computer time".

 

P4 is like MGS in the sense that it's more like a book, TV show or movie than a game but then when the actual game does make an appearance, it can be very addictive and also quite challenging. I'd make that comparison even if it wasn't for Slime Master mentioning Metal Gear above this post. :)

 

Another similarity is that on one hand the game is very linear and you're really just going through a storyline by moving from point A to B as the game desires but then on the other hand there's a lot of freedom in how you get from point A to B. In P4's case you could focus all your effort on the social aspects of the game but find yourself getting your ass kicked whenever you go into a dungeon because you never level up. That said, the socialising parts of the game actually aid you in making new persona and if you get the best relationship level with someone, you unlock an ultimate persona, specific to them. Like MGS you can enjoy it as a storyline and not focus on the gameplay or you can try and master the gameplay without much regard for the plot - obviously, it's better to do both.

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Is Persona 4 better then 3? I sold 3 once I realized it was some pop/emo garbage. Totally turned me off considering both Personas 1 and 2 are god damn awesome.

 

Just beat Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. I think I'm going to play the Golden Sun games again since well.... doesn't sound like theres a 3 coming out.

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Is Persona 4 better then 3? I sold 3 once I realized it was some pop/emo garbage. Totally turned me off considering both Personas 1 and 2 are god damn awesome.

 

Just beat Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. I think I'm going to play the Golden Sun games again since well.... doesn't sound like theres a 3 coming out.

 

I don't really see how P3 was emo. And "pop"? You mean that it had J-pop in the soundtrack? I find that a pretty weird thing to complain about. It's like saying that all games of the 16-bit era and before were bad because of "that repetitive midi $#!&". J-pop (as well as the other musical genres such as rock and hip-hop) really suit Persona 3 because it's set in modern day Japan, just like using classical music suits DQ because it's set in an Old European setting (though to be honest, it'd be more like lyres and things like that, rather than fully blown orchestras).

 

As for the emo thing; the storyline is less emo than, say, Saro deciding to KILL EVERYTHING because BAAAWWW a girl I met a few times was killed by those humans WHO JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND ME! See, you can make anything into emo; admittedly, it doesn't take a lot of effort to do that to a white-haired bishounen elf-boy who has decided to hate an entire civilisation - no, planet - because a girl he liked got killed. The only things that could be considered emo about P3 are stylistic things; the main character's haircut and the way in which they summon the persona. SMT designs have often looked emo, though. Look at the characters from DDS or SMT3.

 

Anyway, to answer your question: Yes, P4 is a lot better than P3, especially from what appears to be your point of view. The hero does not have hair over one eye and no one puts guns to their head to summon the persona. Worried Mothers Of America, rejoice. From most peoples' point of view, the improvements include such things as, well... Everything. The S.Links have been overhauled and made a lot less linear, there are now several dungeons rather than just one massive one, the plot isn't based on moon cycles so it flows more naturally and less predictably, the hero has a family now which gives a good emotional basis to the game, the other characters seem to have more to do in life than just stand around in the lobby of a tower block, it's more down-to-earth in the sense that they're countryside school kids rather than part of some elite special agency... There's also more to do with your time, such as take part-time jobs, some of which lead to S.Links, and there's a fishing minigame which can get you some very rare items.

 

I haven't played Persona 1 or 2 but I am looking forward to playing them. You probably know that Persona 2 came in two parts but only one part was released in America (and then quite laughably localised; e.g. they coloured in one of the characters brown and changed his dialogue to be stereotypically African-American...) The other part was only ever released in Japan but a translation patch for it has been released so now us English-speaking folk can play it. If you didn't know that, here you are - Happy Christmas: http://tsumi.wordpress.com/

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Is Persona 4 better then 3? I sold 3 once I realized it was some pop/emo garbage. Totally turned me off considering both Personas 1 and 2 are god damn awesome.

 

Just beat Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. I think I'm going to play the Golden Sun games again since well.... doesn't sound like theres a 3 coming out.

 

I don't really see how P3 was emo. And "pop"? You mean that it had J-pop in the soundtrack? I find that a pretty weird thing to complain about. It's like saying that all games of the 16-bit era and before were bad because of "that repetitive midi $#!&". J-pop (as well as the other musical genres such as rock and hip-hop) really suit Persona 3 because it's set in modern day Japan, just like using classical music suits DQ because it's set in an Old European setting (though to be honest, it'd be more like lyres and things like that, rather than fully blown orchestras).

 

As for the emo thing; the storyline is less emo than, say, Saro deciding to KILL EVERYTHING because BAAAWWW a girl I met a few times was killed by those humans WHO JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND ME! See, you can make anything into emo; admittedly, it doesn't take a lot of effort to do that to a white-haired bishounen elf-boy who has decided to hate an entire civilisation - no, planet - because a girl he liked got killed. The only things that could be considered emo about P3 are stylistic things; the main character's haircut and the way in which they summon the persona. SMT designs have often looked emo, though. Look at the characters from DDS or SMT3.

 

Anyway, to answer your question: Yes, P4 is a lot better than P3, especially from what appears to be your point of view. The hero does not have hair over one eye and no one puts guns to their head to summon the persona. Worried Mothers Of America, rejoice. From most peoples' point of view, the improvements include such things as, well... Everything. The S.Links have been overhauled and made a lot less linear, there are now several dungeons rather than just one massive one, the plot isn't based on moon cycles so it flows more naturally and less predictably, the hero has a family now which gives a good emotional basis to the game, the other characters seem to have more to do in life than just stand around in the lobby of a tower block, it's more down-to-earth in the sense that they're countryside school kids rather than part of some elite special agency... There's also more to do with your time, such as take part-time jobs, some of which lead to S.Links, and there's a fishing minigame which can get you some very rare items.

 

I haven't played Persona 1 or 2 but I am looking forward to playing them. You probably know that Persona 2 came in two parts but only one part was released in America (and then quite laughably localised; e.g. they coloured in one of the characters brown and changed his dialogue to be stereotypically African-American...) The other part was only ever released in Japan but a translation patch for it has been released so now us English-speaking folk can play it. If you didn't know that, here you are - Happy Christmas: http://tsumi.wordpress.com/

Yeah,

I've found translated roms for the earlier Personas on a PSX emulator. Check them out when you can.

 

I couldn't get the feel for Persona 3. I don't like J-Pop and the whole putting a gun to your head made my friends and I laugh. Not all games are meant for everyone, so I hope your not upset by my comment. But man, from what you just told me, Persona 4 sounds mondo cool. I guess I'll pick it up sometime this week when stores Re-open. I'm running out of things to play and a new SMT game definitely needs to sit on my shelf. Devil Summoner was my last game I beat and continue to wait patiently for any other games to be announced.

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I've been playing Rune Factory Frontier (Thank you Freeloader!). The game came with a CD and radish seeds. I've gotten most of the marriageable girls to show up (I really wish there was a version of Rune Factory where you could play as a girl.) Compared to the first Rune Factory you can really start cooking much earlier in the game. The cooking is quite fun since you have to press "A" while a little moving line is in the green or blue section of a bar. If it stops in the green section you make a higher level item, while the blue makes a lower level. Fishing works similarly. It doesn't seem as easy to make people like me in this game as it was in the first game (I haven't had a chance to buy Rune Factory 2 so I don't know how things work in there) for most of the characters talking to them repeatitivly over and over again doesn't seem to raise their friendship. The only person that seems to be working for so far as for the character Kuros (Don't know what the official romanization is supposed to be.) I can also give him a Warrior Certification since they are pretty easy to get and that makes him happy as well. It is a little annoying that while the story in the game has me knowing Mist, they treat Melody like I never met her before.

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I got bored of Urfbownd, sadly...

I was at about the part where you first enter Moonside.

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;) I started playing Dragon Quest IV DS last night, I have to say, people were over exagerating on the dialects quite a bit. Maybe it's me, maybe it's due to playing the NES version a couple of times but the whole time during Ragnar's chapter, I actually understood what was said and going on but with that aside I'm currently on Alena's Chapter and grinding a bit to build some money up for new Equipment before going to Tempe Village. So far the game is much like it's NES counterpart with the exception of a graphical face lift. Well enjoyable and well worth the money spent :thumbsup:

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;) I started playing Dragon Quest IV DS last night, I have to say, people were over exagerating on the dialects quite a bit. Maybe it's me, maybe it's due to playing the NES version a couple of times but the whole time during Ragnar's chapter, I actually understood what was said and going on but with that aside I'm currently on Alena's Chapter and grinding a bit to build some money up for new Equipment before going to Tempe Village. So far the game is much like it's NES counterpart with the exception of a graphical face lift. Well enjoyable and well worth the money spent :thumbsup:

 

That's funny. I was just playing DQiv(psx)a few hours ago and got past Tenpe village with my whole party at level 6. I am now up to the part where these imposters are Impersonating alena, burai, and krifto in the village Frenoru. I am thinking about getting the ds version because it's in english.:goofyslime:

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Well, I got Tales of Symphonia 2 for Christmas so I've been playing that for the past few days. Overall pretty good as a sequel to a great game. I've managed to recruit quite a few good monsters, the only problem is choosing which ones to bring with me.

 

One thing I like is seeing what happened to the world after it was restored to its original form.

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;) I started playing Dragon Quest IV DS last night, I have to say, people were over exagerating on the dialects quite a bit. Maybe it's me, maybe it's due to playing the NES version a couple of times but the whole time during Ragnar's chapter, I actually understood what was said and going on but with that aside I'm currently on Alena's Chapter and grinding a bit to build some money up for new Equipment before going to Tempe Village. So far the game is much like it's NES counterpart with the exception of a graphical face lift. Well enjoyable and well worth the money spent :thumbsup:

 

That's funny. I was just playing DQiv(psx)a few hours ago and got past Tenpe village with my whole party at level 6. I am now up to the part where these imposters are Impersonating alena, burai, and krifto in the village Frenoru. I am thinking about getting the ds version because it's in english.:goofyslime:

 

Sorry about that, I mean the part where this princess is being held hostage by these two guys that demand some kind of treasure in return.

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;) I just completed that part last night, currently I am building up some levels in the Birdsong Tower and making my back to Santeem (Yes I am using NES names) to check on Alena's Ailing Father. Birdsong Tower is a good place to level up until you get to Endor that is especially if you need Gold for some of the new weapons you can buy at the Bazzar and of course, Endor.

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I started playing dragon warrior 3 yesterday, I am not that far. I am past the Island with Aliahan, I am currently playing Pachisi. My luck has been good with this game so far gained some equipment and money.

 

Eternal Sonota is currently on the hold, hopefully i can start playing it again soon. Its mostly because i have been playing little big planet and world at war lately instead.

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;) Reached Chapter 5 of Dragon Quest IV DS, nothing much has been done yet as I am currently leveling up the Hero. Of course I did think to get Meena and Maya (Nara and Mara, yes I can tell who's who :P ) before proceeding anywhere else. Especially since I've been fragged a couple of times. :rolleyes:

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Playing Zelda 2 The Adventure of Link again. Finished the first temple last night with level 4 sword, level 1 magic, level 1 health.

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I'm playing Chrono Trigger right now and I plan to play the DQ IV DS remake after I finish Chrono Trigger.

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;) Ahhhh, I see what you did there Culix, going for Attack first before leveling everything else up first eh? Not a bad idea honestly. As for me, I've made much much progress on Dragon Quest IV DS. I've assembled all of the chosen ones and I am currently building up levels. Right now the Average level for my entire group would be 41. Also I have gathered three of the four pieces of the Zenithian Equipment, put an end to both Keeleon and Balzack and recovered the Sphere of Silence from Sir Roseguardin. Now with the Staff of Change (Mod Rod.... Really Squeenix...) I'm off to the Colossus Statue and then to make a raid on Pisaro's Castle.

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