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#1 zh666
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I can't imagine their expectations were dramatically high since it was a remake of an unpopular series, and wasn't it originally going to be a Wiiware game at one point? The dev costs couldn't have been to much. I'm sure they're doing all right with it.

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I enjoyed My Sims Kingdoms quite a bit. I'm willing to check out My Sims Agents

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repetition caused by punishing difficulty? not my styIe. sorry, baroque.

dont get me wrong, i like hard games, but my limit is on the line of "after repeating the same thing (that takes an hour at least, like in fire emblem) 5 times, still not passing through it". that's when i usually give up on the game for a couple months... only to get back to it later and do it (did with fire emblem 3 times, worked all 3 times) as if it was the simplest thing ever. that or i get a walkthrough.

there are a few exceptions to that. OT example: when i was still getting used to MGS4's controls, i had to try the (freaky) laughing octopus about 5 times, but each new time i went back better, and loved each second of the battle. besides, the reward after achieving something like it is a feeling of joy and... achievement (DUH!) that words cant describe.BrunoBRS

Baroque is not very accessable, and I would only reconmend it to genre fans. It's repetitive because the goal of the game is to climb a tower. Each time you enter the tower, you start at level 1, and you have a limited supply of items. The further you get into the tower, the more levels you gain and the more items and weapons you can equip. It gets progressively harder and harder each floor you visit. The enemies are harder to kill, they hit you with more status effects, there are more boobie traps on the floors, etc. You can die fairly easy, but when you die, you rarely feel bad about it. There's really no need for a walkthrough though because it's all about climbing a tower and the goals are very set.

One of the hardest parts about the game is the constantly draining SP, when your SP is completely drained, then your HP starts to drain. The item drops are all about luck of the draw and you can easily get screwed at any point in the game.

That's kind of what a Roguelike is. Usually they are turn-based, but Baroque is more action oriented. A similar game is Torenko: The Last Hope for the PS1.

I love the atmopshere of the game, the graphics look nice (even though it's technically a PS2 game), and i like the cryptic storyline and really messed up characters you meet. But I wouldn't advise getting it if you're not into hardcore dungeon crawlers like this.

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i'm not sure about baroque. i dont know what it is about, but i've seen more than a couple bad reviews. not gonna say "its good" or "its bad", since i've never seen anything about the game other than reviews and pictures. BrunoBRS

People will either hate or like Baroque, depending if they like Roguelikes or not. Roguelikes are very punishing games, and require a ton of repetition. It's a very niche game, even among RPG fans, so I don't think alot of people will enjoy it. I like Roguelikes to a point, so I had fun with Baroque for what I played with it.

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is it turn based? If not I might go pick that up next week.Serraph105

Not in a traditional sense, no. The only turns you go through are your characters turns. It's alot like an Active Time Battle system like Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy, but there's no speed meter. There are only three characters to a party, so usually the character on the left makes a turn, then the character in the middle makes a turn after the left one is finished, then the character on the right makes a turn, and then it repeats.

Monsters attack you while you are charging your moves. It's a really cool system, a little to much to explain on a message board post, but I really love the battle system.

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Then how come it's never mentioned anywhere?

Nintendo_Fan128

It's mentioned quite a bit, and it's a 1st party Nintendo game that probably sold 300,000-500,000 world wide by now. Not really 'obscure'.

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Fire Emblem is considered by some as an RPG and it's a pretty good game, maybe you should buy that.

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not really obscure but yeah, it's pretty good.

Baroque is worth checking out if you have a high tolerance for Rogue-like games.

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#8 zh666
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I think Im going to try Tales of Symphonia, but reviews make the 1st/GC one seem better. True in your opinion? I never had a GC, so it would definitely be fun to find games Ive never heard of for it as well....

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The first TOS is def better, but the reviews on the Wii game were a little extra harsh than they should have been. It was a solid game (better than Tales of Vesperia in some areas) but you need to play the first Tales of Symphonia to enjoy it. It's total fan service. I doubt a non-fan would get it. It would be like jumping into Xenosaga 2 or Kingdom Hearts 2 without playing the first one

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Opoona is freaking amazing.. It has a ton of flaws, but overall is a pretty fun RPG with a quirky world and loveable characters. It's the most rememberable game I've played all year.

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and you can play it all with the nunchuck correct? (This is the only reason I would be interested in a wireless nunchuck)... I have never played it but I hear it is worth getting if you can find it.

You CAN, but I wouldn't recommend it. Controlling the camera is a bit clunkier if you only use the Nunchuck. If you use both controllers, then you have better camera controls (D-pad) and hotkeys to maps or vehicles. I also feel better issuing commands with the Wiimote with A and B. Opoona is on sale right now at Gamestop for $14.99 (brand new). You can't go wrong with that price.
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#10 zh666
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Opoona is freaking amazing.. It has a ton of flaws, but overall is a pretty fun RPG with a quirky world and loveable characters. It's the most rememberable game I've played all year.