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#1 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

SonyGaf NeoGaf is in full meltdown. As of now there are more pages in the DF thread than the Thief OT thread.

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#2 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

@xWoW_Rougex said:

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Instead of going next gen after only playing X360 this gen, I came to my senses and got a ps3. With so many exclusives, its a bit daunting. I like all genres but my faves are driving, third person games, and rpgs. I've never liked jrpgs but I'm going to give them another look. Help!!

The JRPG stars on the PS3 are without doubt:

Tales of Graces F

Tales of Xillia

Ni No Kuni

Valkyria Chronicles is also highly regarded but it's less of a JRPG and more of a tactical jrpg which means it lacks exploration/running around outside combat.

Nier is also a jrpg that isn't very traditional and the gameplay is rather mediocre but the people that loves it (like me) loves it because of the great story.

There's a few others JRPGs I like such as Star Ocean: Last Hope and Eternal Sonata but these are inferior to the games mentioned above.

I've probably missed some game but I'd say that the rest of the JRPG selection aren't worth your time unless you want to experience mediocrity (which you don't because you're not a hardcore jrpger).

Also... Regarding JRPGs... Any games involved with the company NISA / NIS-America should be avoided like the plague. They are the bottom of the JRPG-barrel from a budget, technical, graphical and gameplay perspective.

Thanks! I already played Nier and loved it, especially its ng+. I'm putting Ni No Kuni on my list. I fear my gaming backlog will get even more ridiculous if I get into jrpgs which is a good thing!

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#3 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

Why no "System Wars" in poll?

The trend of micro-transactions in $60 games where its clear as day that the amount of time to grind a game is increased to encourage using real money as a shortcut. *looks over at Forza 5, worries what GT6 has in store too...*

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#4 Edited by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

I was on the fence about getting the X1 and was about to pull the trigger since I was extremely hyped for Forza until I read the threads they've got going on Neogaf. In a rare moment of clarity I used the money I got trading in stuff to Gamestop and got a shiny, new ps3 bundle for $100 cash to play all those exclusives. Yes, GT6 is also doing this which also sucks. However, its worse on the X1 since getting to play this game in the first place requires you to shell out almost $600. Purchasing DLC cars just unlocks the cars so that you can then grind or pay real money to get them. Forza has stepped significantly over the line here. You used to be gifted cars in Forza for doing well in races. That feature is now gone.

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#5 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

Instead of going next gen after only playing X360 this gen, I came to my senses and got a ps3. With so many exclusives, its a bit daunting. I like all genres but my faves are driving, third person games, and rpgs. I've never liked jrpgs but I'm going to give them another look. Help!!

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#7 Edited by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

@PraetorianMan:

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So how a systems exclusives measure up doesn't matter anymore? Only sales charts now? Then again, this is from the same folks who swore $ony would never charge for online play cuz they love gamers and reasons. That karma/Knack pic is genius.

It matters, but for a system's launch it doesn't matter anywhere near as much as some people here apparently thinks it does.

Do you remember the 360's launch portfolio? Its best game was CoD2, which itself was an utter travesty compared to the PC version.

CoD2 on the 360 was great and its reviews reflected that with its 89 metacritic score. SW is about the present and presently the ps4 exclusive launch has a been a mess.

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#8 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

So how a systems exclusives measure up doesn't matter anymore? Only sales charts now? Then again, this is from the same folks who swore $ony would never charge for online play cuz they love gamers and reasons. That karma/Knack pic is genius.

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#9 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

Cows are salty now that their launch has been besmirched by faulty hardware and mediocre review scores. With the 360, I at least have confidence the frying pan won't slide off the console due to flawed design. You can at least use all that salt on the eggs. We could also bring up how this isn't the first time PS has had a lame launch if we are to play these little games. SW is about the present and watching cows these past two days has been a hoot!

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#10 Edited by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

Sony thought they could just play the 'we're not MS so love us' card and all would be well. Well, it turns out you need good games to go along with your new shiny console that may wobble a bit. All of the Antonio Banderas gifs in the world can't redeem the mediocre ps4 lineup. Ever since E3 cows have been insufferable. They are only reaping what they have have sowed and it sure is a lot of fun.

The X1's lineup looks great. MS terrible choices for the X1 has been the main focus of attention even after the 180. Now people are more concerned about the actual games and in this area, MS has done a great job. Its all about the games now.