Sometimes feel like a bunch of beta-males scripted this game (Spoilers)

#51Strain42Posted 1/5/2013 4:36:25 PM
I don't play many JRPGs anymore either. Outside of MegaTen and Pokemon, I hardly ever touch the genre. The only one I'm looking forward to in the past several years is Ni No Kuni.

To me the game that I always consider my marker for this is Riviera: The Promised Land.

Because when I first bought the GBA version of that game, I absolutely loved it. I beat it several times, got all the endings except the pigtailed girl because even back then I couldn't stand her.

But then only a few years later the PSP version came out and...I could barely get past the tutorial. It just seemed like every line from every character was some of the most overly done cliched tripe I'd ever seen, and playing the game started to feel like it was causing me physical pain.

The first Ar Tonelico also made me kinda realize I didn't like the genre much anymore because of Aurica. I couldn't stand her.

"Oh, I'm sorry. I'm no help at all. I'm useless. Sorry sorry sorry."

Yes Aurica, you are completely useless...that's why you keep every other member of my team alive, deal the most damage to every boss, and when you die I practically just have to hit restart because the team is screwed without you.

...I know, I'm off topic. I'm just ranting at this point

(Sorry to those of you that like Riviera: The Promised Land)
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#52AtalalamaPosted 1/5/2013 4:49:04 PM
Bayonetta_: A Troll who thinks himself an Orc.
#53RpgpunkPosted 1/5/2013 4:57:39 PM
dragonkyn20 posted...
deathpapaya posted...
dragonkyn20 posted...
Go watch MLP. It'll make P4G look like a safe ride on the bus by comparison.

I'm actually hoping that a P4 musical gets made just so I can see the TC blow his top.

Oh wait, THERE IS.


Why are you comparing a little girls show to a M rated game?


Because Friendship.


Is magic... okay I'm done.
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#54Carbuncle009Posted 1/5/2013 5:07:28 PM
So....

Where the heck were you when P4 came out on the PS2?
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#55Carbuncle009Posted 1/5/2013 5:11:04 PM
Rpgpunk posted...
dragonkyn20 posted...
deathpapaya posted...
dragonkyn20 posted...
Go watch MLP. It'll make P4G look like a safe ride on the bus by comparison.

I'm actually hoping that a P4 musical gets made just so I can see the TC blow his top.

Oh wait, THERE IS.


Why are you comparing a little girls show to a M rated game?


Because Friendship.


Is magic... okay I'm done.


Oh hey, someone mentioned ponies.

All of this is now relevant.
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/531157_155825324541467_1011940375_n.jpg
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6181/6066260173_5129d5bb7a_z.jpg
http://www.derpibooru.org/26283
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#56Cheesepower5Posted 1/5/2013 5:23:26 PM
@Strain: I totally understand what you mean, I hate those doormat archetypes too. I honestly loved Final Fantasy X, for example. Tidus' story changed him from a spoiled fish out of water into a fairly mature guy (listen to narrator Tidus, since he doesn't really get enough lines after Zanarkand to show it.) But Yuna just pissed me off, purely because of that personality.

P4 doesn't have it too bad, really. It's got its corny moments, but it usually shows that kind of clichedness as a character flaw rather than the sole point of the character. I still play JRPGs and WRPGs about evenly, since they both have their flaws, and you get the odd game where you can ignore a blatantly stupid plot or cast because it's damn fun to play. (I'm looking at you, Far Cry 3 and everyone who isn't Vaas or Earnhardt...)

The point is, don't let that s*** put you off a whole genre, we're probably going to be dealing with seld-defeating doormats like Yuna or eye-candy Mary Sues like Miranda in Mass Effect for a while to come, but it's worth it to play diamonds in the rough like SMT or Planescape: Torment.
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#57DynamicJumpIuffPosted 1/5/2013 9:37:15 PM
From: pillerofautumn | #042
From: Skull007o_O | #022
A user named bayonetta is whining about perverted otakus... okay

This so much. Bayonetta looks like a game developed by shut-in perverts for shut-in perverts.


Good thing the gameplay is among the best in its genre.
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#58Nightmare637Posted 1/5/2013 9:41:55 PM
I liked riveria and Ar tonelico.

then again I don't really mind cliche's.
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#59Carbuncle009Posted 1/5/2013 10:12:20 PM
DynamicJumpIuff posted...
From: pillerofautumn | #042
From: Skull007o_O | #022
A user named bayonetta is whining about perverted otakus... okay

This so much. Bayonetta looks like a game developed by shut-in perverts for shut-in perverts.


Good thing the gameplay is among the best in its genre.


Not to mention that after you kill the final boss by punching it into the sun, you actually GO INTO THE SUN to finish it off before it destroys the earth. And this is after the game throws two curveballs in the ending, even starting the credits at one point until it gets interrupted.
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#60Yuji KaidoPosted 1/5/2013 10:13:48 PM
Me: Hey Rise, I was thinking you and I could see the fireworks
Rise: You are such a playboy
Game: (YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS WILL GO TO THE FIREWORKS)
Nanako: Durrrrrrrrr I'm going to the firworks durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

I seriously get tired of that punk ass BS in this game sometimes. I didn't invite my damn friends anywhere and I sure as hell don't care about the brat. Dear Japan please stop with your friendship is magic bull. Let me guess, I'm gonna need team work and friendship just to bang Rise while they watch


Lmfao.
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