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AuthorRe: Do I need to play Phantasy Star 1 inorder to play Phantasy Star 4?
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1. Posted:

Phantasy Star Online (1 & 2 + all episodes), Phantasy Star Universe, and Phantasy Star Zero are all part of the same franchises, therefore it still counts. Either way, I never finished Phantasy Star 1, yet I never missed a beat in Phantasy Star II, III, or IV... (I meant franchises before, not series. I hate writing because I always screw up the most important parts without realizing it. F*** my F***ing life F*** and then it always comes back and bites me in the f***ing *** like this I can't stand it seriously why do I even bother posting anymore? I'm probably screwing this post up in a million places so of course this post doesn't matter either **** **** *** ****)

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AuthorRe: The Playstation 4 fan thread.
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2. Posted:

If the Xbox One can emulate the 360 well (and I mean IF, we haven't seen it just yet), I think the PS4, being the more powerful machine, can handle doing that, too. Only time will tell...

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AuthorRe: Unpopular Gaming Opinions
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3. Posted:

DefHalan wrote:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Ralizah wrote:

The Stanley Parable is very clearly a game. A short, narrative-heavy, linear game, but a game nonetheless. I've yet to see a reasonable rationale as to why something like that or Gone Home ISN'T a game. As if certain categories of games should be excluded from the medium altogether because they're not high on interactivity.

Because it's not just interactivity...I've said this 3 times already. Video games are a goal-oriented medium. You can't have a video game where you can't lose - a game has to have some type of risk vs. reward. It doesn't matter what the goal is, so long as you're working towards something, and there's something to stop you from achieving that goal that you must overcome.

Everything has something working against you, it is called life. How do you determine what the goal is in a game? In a game like Gone Home, your goal is to find information about the people living in the house. It is up to the player to discover as much information as they want. What is the goal in Minecraft? What is the goal in The Sims? Games are not always about overcoming obstacles to reach an end point. When there is no goal, does it stop being a game? No. Sometimes a game just wants to provide players with tools and it is their job to figure out what to do with them.

There is an End-goal in Minecraft. There are things that work against you in The Sims. The goal of life is clear-cut - survive and spawn the next generation. Video games are like an allegory for life itself, which is why I find it so hard to classify a walking sim a game when it's much more like a dream rather than life.

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AuthorRe: Unpopular Gaming Opinions
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4. Posted:

Ralizah wrote:

The Stanley Parable is very clearly a game. A short, narrative-heavy, linear game, but a game nonetheless. I've yet to see a reasonable rationale as to why something like that or Gone Home ISN'T a game. As if certain categories of games should be excluded from the medium altogether because they're not high on interactivity.

Because it's not just interactivity...I've said this 3 times already. Video games are a goal-oriented medium. You can't have a video game where you can't lose - a game has to have some type of risk vs. reward. It doesn't matter what the goal is, so long as you're working towards something, and there's something to stop you from achieving that goal that you must overcome.

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AuthorRe: Square-enix announces another Dragon Quest title next week
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5. Posted:

Square-Enix: The Search for More TimeTM

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AuthorRe: Unpopular Gaming Opinions
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6. Posted:

Genre labels are quick sorting feature that make doing research on games 1000x easier - could you imagine having to look through every game's features to figure out whether or not it's the type of game you enjoy, when you already know you're looking for a certain type of game?

Regardless of whether or not Stanley Parable-types are games isn't as important as simply being labeled as product with minimal interaction.

Also, @TheLastLugia: If the amount of interaction is the same as turning a page to get to the next story bit, then the comparison is sound. Walking Sims are just a baby step up from Visual Novels, which themselves are questionable as to whether or not they count as games, but more importantly, they have their own genre label that tells people what to expect going in.

This discussion is really difficult on a gaming site, since a lot of gamers tend to look down on movies and books, so comparing a game to a movie or book will always be taken as an insult. But they aren't lesser mediums - if anything, Movies and books are still superiour methods of storytelling, and since WS' are focused on story, the comparison is much more apt, even positive. If you're in it for the story, why have any needless interruptions taking away from it? And if you play games for gameplay, what benefit is there to have to class Stanley Parable in the same general Adventure category as Zelda and King's Quest? Because I can assure you, you probably won't enjoy it nearly as much, if at all.

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AuthorRe: 3DS Recommendations Thread
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7. Posted:

OptometristLime wrote:

Artwark wrote:

CanisWolfred: I still don't feel that desire to get it.

And for the record, Fire Emblem is FAR shorter than RPG's today will ever be.

Thanks for trying at least, Canis.

I really can't understand this point about RPG's, length by itself is a really uncomfortable unit of measure which tends to ignore the actual pertinent aspects of the experience

Believe me, there are reasons to be intimidated by length, but I really don't see why "I have to complete every game I own regardless of whether or not its boring!" is a valid answer. It's not his job to play video games (last I checked), nor will he get those 60-100 hours back just from playing it. Maybe if he wanted to make his purchase feel worthwhile, then at least I've heard that one before, but honestly, I feel like time is a much more precious resource. If money was the problem, should be putting a lot more effort into making sure every single purchase is worthwhile, and at worst, if it's physical, you can sell it back for some cash later. I just can't think of a good reason to spend your own free time completing a game you don't like, regardless of how long it is.

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AuthorRe: Square-enix announces another Dragon Quest title next week
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8. Posted:

Actually, the PS4 version sold almost as well as the PS3 version at launch. That's nothing to sneeze at, considering how many more PS3s there are in Japan.

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AuthorRe: The Chit-Chat Thread
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9. Posted:

You know, I have been thinking back to some recurring dreams I had when I was really young (between 5 and 14), and you know what?

I think I was a hentai manga writer in a past life. Either that or it truly is my destiny....or maybe I'm possessed. Some of them kinda came off that way, especially the one when I was seven where a girl was forcing me to be with here inside a cave forever and ever. Maybe I should call a priest...

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AuthorRe: Anime & Manga (NO SPOILERS PLEASE)
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10. Posted:

I'm more than halfway through the list of 12 Summer simulcasts I wanted to try this month, so I'll post my preliminary thoughts so far:

1) Ushio & Tora - This is really freakin' good. A lot like Inuyasha if that series didn't completely waste its potential. It's also been episodic, making weekly viewing a little easier on me.

2) Wooser: Phantasmagoria Arc - I liked this series of comedic shorts before, but this season has been better by a long shot. It's much more focused on building up to a good joke rather than spitfiring some quick ones, making for a much more even experience. Another one I look forward to week after week.

3) GATE - I still haven't had a chance to watch more than the first episode, but that was apparently a very slow setup, even by the source material's standards. I still think it has a great premise, but the main dude is on the edge of being extremely annoying, and the pace will need to pick up. I'll give the rest a watch next Wednesday, hopefully.

4) Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers- - I like the concept, but it was another slow first episode. I can't really much about it right now. I'll try to watch more soon-ish...it could go either way.

5) Charlotte - Again, I like the premise, but the main character is annoying and the first episode was slow. I'll watch more once I'm caught up with the 2 above.

6) Gangsta. - The one I wanted to see most, and it did not disappoint as far as first impressions go. Interesting premise, great characters, and best of all, good pacing. It didn't feel like it was wasting time, and it set things up while being a satisfying episode on it's own.

7) Classroom Crisis - The biggest surprise so far. Maybe I didn't understand the premise, but I was expecting something more akin to Aria or K-On-in-space, but instead it was...better than that. It has a plot, which I did not expect. That plot is based on a twist that I didn't expect. It had action scenes, which again, I didn't expect. It also had much more interesting characters than I expected it to have. It actually pays much more attention to the sci-fi elements than I anticipated. It surpassed my expectations, and I'll admit, it's the only one to do so thus far. I'm certainly excited to see where it goes.

Hopefully there will be more surprises among the final 5 shows I need to try.

Oh, and I'm still watching One Piece week to week, while also starting the Stardust Crusaders arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventures.

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AuthorRe: Street Fighter V
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11. Posted:

Bass_X0 wrote:

Dead Or Alive 5 looks far better.

Not really...not even close, actually.

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AuthorRe: 3DS Recommendations Thread
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12. Posted:

@Artwark: Because beating a game you don't like is better than not beating a game you don't like? I'm not saying you should get it and/or like it, I'm just trying to understand your reasoning for why a longer game is so bad when your only problem is you're not sure whether or not you like it. To me, if I don't like a game, I stop playing it. I might try again later if I think I might enjoy it more that time, but in general I'm not gonna waste my free time playing something I'm not enjoying.

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AuthorRe: 3DS Recommendations Thread
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13. Posted:

@Artwark: Yes. Any gameplay footage that isn't from GameXplain, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZMnk6VfNJ8

Seriously, I tried watching 4 videos of Xenoblade Chronicles from GameXplain to make sure: one of them was 8 minutes long, 4 of which consisted of the player fumbling with the camera and controls. Because, you know, that's totally what people want to see - A guy who has no idea what he's doing try to figure out what he's supposed to be doing.

I'd like to say "you couldn't have picked a worse channel", but honestly, there's a lot of Xenoblade that has to be experienced to really get. It'd be like judging Fire Emblem from videos when you've never played a strategy game before, you're just not gonna get it.

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AuthorRe: The Playstation 4 fan thread.
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14. Posted:

@SuperWiiU: Can the PSTV play the PSOne Disc games I already spent upwards of $400 total on it?

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AuthorRe: Positive of the Day
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15. Posted:

Retro_on_theGo wrote:

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Thank the good Lord Jesus Christ I recently got a job.

Congratz, man. Getting a job is tough.

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AuthorRe: The Playstation 4 fan thread.
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16. Posted:

@Jaz007: It wouldn't be much effort for the PS4 either. They're purposely doing it to try and entice you to pay for them again, one way or another. While it makes sense from a business perspective, it just means to me that I'll be keeping my PS3 for as long as I can (and I'll try to buy a spare someday, just in case).

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AuthorRe: Games You Recently Beat?
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17. Posted:

Tales of Graces f, for sure this time. A satisfying ending, I must say. A lot of the problems I've had before in the main game are still there in the Epilogue, but shuttling everywhere reduced the padding at least.

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AuthorRe: Xbox One/Xbox 360 Thread
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18. Posted:

Well, I think you'll be in for a treat when the collection comes out...or a disaster, if you end up doing too many cross-comparisons like I did with TR. XP

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AuthorRe: The Playstation 4 fan thread.
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19. Posted:

@DiscoGentleman: I believe he meant swapping the internal hard drive - you're free to do that as often as you want. Here's a handy guide: https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/51...

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AuthorRe: SMT X FE: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem [Illusory Revelations #FE]
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20. Posted:

DiscoGentleman wrote:

Interesting. They picked up on some good things, but as usual with GameXplain, a little too much speculation for me.

Yeah, kinda why I don't watch their stuff very often...

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AuthorRe: Xbox One/Xbox 360 Thread
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21. Posted:

rallydefault wrote:

@CanisWolfred: See, that's exactly why I loved it lol

I can see that. I certainly wouldn't condemn it for taking inspiration from another great game, I guess I just find it hard to justify playing it when Uncharted still exists...despite me playing other, more derivitive games with no remorse. :P

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AuthorRe: The Playstation 4 fan thread.
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22. Posted:

@Peek-a-boo: PSOne games aren't coming to the PS4, they're coming to PS Now, and no, there are no discounts: http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/01/05/playstation-now-will-g...

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AuthorRe: Xbox One/Xbox 360 Thread
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23. Posted:

@rallydefault: My problem with Tomb Raider was just that it felt almost exactly like Uncharted. Not that Uncharted isn't a fantastic game, it's just that the "almost" involved the wit and charm of Nathan Drake, which just made the game feel really dry and...off, for lack of a better term.

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AuthorRe: 3DS Virtual Console Recommendations
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24. Posted:

@-Godot: Yeah, Fantasy Zone's the way to go, dude.

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AuthorRe: EA is amazing.
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25. Posted:

TwilightAngel wrote:

@Dispen: Ah don't worry about it happens to everyone.

Even me, and I used to be pretty hard on people for doing it. :P

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