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#61
Are we talking about RPG the genre or the actual meaning of the term role playing game? Cause the latter would apply to a whole lotta games of many genres.



Anyways, if Yakuza is an RPG, so is GTA..?
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#62
Genre... though to be honest, traditional genres are pretty useless nowadays.



And GTA does not actually have any parameter-level customization of the characters, which is pretty much the only thing left that defines an RPG now. But Yakuza and GTA are *vastly* different games. GTA's focus is on the shooting and driving, and finding interesting ways to combine the two. Yakuza's focus is very much on character advancement (both in terms of the story and the character's parameters). In GTA, you have a go-anywhere-shoot-anything style of approach, whereas Yakuza only allows you to interact with specific characters and objects in the environment.



Put it this way - if you were to replace Kabukicho in Yakuza with a medieval village, what kind of game would you consider it?
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#63
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Quote:Anyways, if Yakuza is an RPG, so is GTA..?



never played the first 2, but yakuza 3/kenzan are both RPGs because it has an experience point system, but the gameplay stops it from being a true rpg.





Quote:Put it this way - if you were to replace Kabukicho in Yakuza with a medieval village, what kind of game would you consider it?

well i think everyone knows that a game's setting doesn't make a genre.
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#64
[quote name='hapadeity' date='29 December 2009 - 03:07 AM' timestamp='1262084837' post='226225']

well i think everyone knows that a game's setting doesn't make a genre.

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But perception is everything. If it were set in a fantasy world, nobody would hesitate to call it RPG. But, as it's set in a modern urban setting, people are quick to draw parallels to GTA, when the game actually has very little in common with it.
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#65
My roommate got a PS3 but he uses it only for playing BlueRay movie discs. We are not into gaming.
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#66
Hapacheese, would you "ironically" stomp on a puppy? Would you blow up an apartment building "for the lulz"? Would you join al-Qaeda, all the while snickering about what an awesome YouTube vid this will make? That's what I thought.



The only good thing to come out of this silly disaster is the (re-)renaissance of Alaghieri-esque poetry, like Tycho's wondrous composition.



I implored him then, saying "Apparition,

literate of that swath beyond death

give to me a portion of thy vision."



Replied my poet, with ragged breath,

"Thou must perform'st combos sweet,

'til blackest bloods water the heath



In swift rivers, dark and rising, too fast to Tweet,

Giving succor to the Tree of Skills,

where purchas'd methods do thy foes entreat



To end with haste. Cleav'd by cackles shrill,

Thy scythe does make its grim decision,

Wreath'd about in multikill."
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#67
You know, the subject matter of the poem is utterly ridonkulous, but I bow to Tycho's literary skills. The man is a veritable wordsmith.
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#68
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I don't know what is up with this, but when I finally buy an affordable ps3 in 10 years, I certainly know what I'm getting.
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#69
That's Sega/Tri-Ace's End of Eternity. The battle system is pretty ambitious - I believe you gain bonuses in battle the more "heroic" you behave. Essentially, the crazier the stuff that you try, the more awesome you have the potential of becoming (sorta like Bangai-o, in a sense, I guess). I don't know the nitty gritty on the actual mechanics, though.
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#70
what is that kanji before chiage
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#71
^ utsu.. to shoot.



so i guess uchiage is.. shootup?
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#72
I believe it indicates that the enemy is being juggled.
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#73
I just played the Heavy Rain demo. Some camera issues, but this is a game unlike anything I've ever played. There is no "game over" in the traditional sense - it's built so that no matter what you do, the story will continue. Since there are 4 main characters, any one of them can actually die and the story will continue. According to the designer, if all 4 die, you haven't lost - you've simply created a tragedy. Can't wait to play the full version.
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#74
[quote name='hapacheese' date='12 February 2010 - 03:04 PM' timestamp='1266005094' post='226772']

I just played the Heavy Rain demo. Some camera issues, but this is a game unlike anything I've ever played. There is no "game over" in the traditional sense - it's built so that no matter what you do, the story will continue. Since there are 4 main characters, any one of them can actually die and the story will continue. According to the designer, if all 4 die, you haven't lost - you've simply created a tragedy. Can't wait to play the full version.

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I am a consumerist whore, and I am afire with lust for a ps3.
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#75
i ll probably buy it depending on if i have the time.
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#76
Yes! HDMI cables finally arrived from monoprice. Time to hook everything back up.



Though I discovered last night - when I stand my X360 upright and insert a disc, the hum of the machine resonates through the floor and makes the whole room hum. Wonder if it happens to be the harmonic frequency of the floor <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laughlong.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':laugh2:' />. Had to lay it on its side for now until I get a new TV stand.
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#77
Heh. Reviews are coming in for FF13 in the US. The average right now is about 7.9 for X360 and 8.0 for PS3. That's EXTREMELY low for a FF game. Color me surprised. Teamxbox.com even gave the game a 5/10. That's gotta leave a mark haha
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#78
[quote name='doorknobdeity' date='12 February 2010 - 10:27 PM' timestamp='1266042478' post='226775']

I am a consumerist whore, and I am afire with lust for a ps3.

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Hurry up and buy one!!! And...out of curiosity, what games would you get for it? Dante's Inferno?
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#79
[quote name='hapacheese' date='05 March 2010 - 11:47 AM' timestamp='1267818420' post='226973']

Heh. Reviews are coming in for FF13 in the US. The average right now is about 7.9 for X360 and 8.0 for PS3. That's EXTREMELY low for a FF game. Color me surprised. Teamxbox.com even gave the game a 5/10. That's gotta leave a mark haha

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That IS really low. I've never really played the FF games. I'm playing FF4 on the DS (I really want DQ9 though!!!)



Why did FF13 get such low ratings? Control issues?
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#80
It's not living up to people's expectations, really. Most games in the genre have evolved over time and while FF certainly has evolved in its own way, it feels like it's evolved without any sort of context. RPGs are moving towards more choice, more cause-and-effect style of gameplay (in-game choices affect outcomes, etc), whereas FF has become about as linear as you possibly can.
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