Chimerasame - June 16 '01- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time|
Rather than make up names for days of the week, Might and Magic 3 (as well as some of the others, I believe), simply refers to the days by numbers. Onesday, Twosday, etcetera. Now, to make Twosday and Tuesday line up, you'd need to have the week start on Monday. Some systems in real life agree with this, placing Monday at the beginning. Most, however, place Sunday at the beginning. Why? I don't claim to be Christian, or have any particular extensive knowledge of the Bible, but (according to Genesis) wasn't Sunday the last of the first seven days of Creation? Why do calendars place it first? This, I do not understand. Now, where was I?
Hello, Chim. How's things?
I have noticed something... The re-release of the previous three FF games
will be made for PS2, and for that, I am very glad. I am not really concerned
about FF VIII or FF IX, but I love FF VII to death. What is your view on it?
Hopefully, the typing errors("This guy are sick") will be corrected. But I
have another agenda... Do you think that, if there is a small chance, that
Square will allow us to finally resurrect Aeris? There is proof of this in
the game that it could be done. Try 'em out!
In Disc two, right after you get Cloud back, go get the Key to Midgar and go
inside Aeris' church. DO NOT MOVE ONCE YOU GET IN. As in, once the screen
goes black, don't press a single button. You can see Aeris in the corner of
the church tending to her flowers. As long as you don't move, you can see her
infinitely. Once you move forward, she's gone... And in the final battle
against Sephiroth, when everyone is collapsed on stones, there is one empty
stone... could this have been for Aeris? (That is, provided you have all the
other characters there is one empty stone.)
I hope that they allow us to play it as such. That way it ends all those
stupid Aeris Resurrection fics...
What's your take on it?
Get rid of the rumors by making it actually true! That's probably the only way to do it, really. Now, normally I'd want to do everything I could to squelch discussion of the resurrection of Aeris, there was enough promotion of that idea a while back...
This blasphemous talk shall condemn thee to the darkest reaches of the netherworld! Resurrection can only be accomplished by--
Will the resurrection scene have a nice FMV for me?
We don' need no steenking aktors.
Dear whoever is on the Q&A staff...
I've got two questions.
Lots of RPGs have a weapon/item/armour/etc called Ragnarok. What is the real
meaning to this mysterious little word?
Also, do you have any ideas on when Final Fantasy: Spirits Within will be
shown on Australian cinemas?
Ragnarok is the day of the final battle between the gods of Asgard and the trolls of Jotunheim, or something like that. It's Norse, at any rate. It's close in meaning to Armageddon, Apocalypse, Mokushiroku.
I can't help you with the second question, though if anybody on staff knows, it'd be Mistress Nightshadow, who lives there. I'll ask her if I see her, and try to work it into tomorrow's column somewhere.
Dear Dr. Chim,
I have hit a problem that I would appreciate any and all help with. This
might affect more than just me, and if I can help bring one back RPGer back
to his/her formal glory than my pain will not in vain. Let me establish
some back-story for you first. I have been playing RPGs only since Final
Fantasy III and have always enjoyed with the same fervor as a kid in a candy
store. While I was in college, I finished quite a few RPGs. I finished
Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy IX, Parasite Eve II, and even -shudder- Chrono
Cross. I tried to get a good amount of time to play them, but I started to
notice that I didn't play them NEAR as much as I used to. Now that I am
home I still have Front Mission 3, Vanguard Bandits and I am currently
playing Lunar 2. Now the problem is that I -gasp- really don't feel like
playing RPGs anymore!! I know, I know; I don't know what is wrong with me
either. I feel like I am hitting some kind of "RPG malaise." I work a lot
and I am out partying a lot also. But I still have the time to play them.
The only problem is that I really don't FEEL like playing them. Also when
and if I do get around to playing Lunar2, I can only play it for about half
an hour to an hour before I get utterly bored and want to quit playing.
Now.. how do I get over this?? I really still do like RPGs. I love to read
about them, and I seem to even enjoy playing them sometimes. Is it that I
am just "burnt out", or is the lack of real "GOTTA" play games. I remember
when I first got Chrono Trigger back when it came out for the SNES. I
skipped the next day of school and played it for over 10 hours straight.
The last game I even came close to that was Final Fantasy VII. The thing is
I have yet to do that with a game since then. Ok.since I am now done
rambling.do you have any suggestions for how I could cure this massive,
troubling and slightly odd affliction?
Shortt "Mall Santas are EVIL" Sirket
PS, with his two revolvers and the one in his arm. wouldn't that make three
A common condition. One cure is to go to E3. Unfortunately, that won't work for most people, and not for anyone until next May. As much as you might think you like long games, I recommend finding short ones and playing them through. Use FAQs if you like; contrary to popular belief, this is not a cardinal offense. If replaying old games is more fun than getting new ones, then by all means do so, it even saves you money. The most important thing to remember is to do it because it's fun, not because you think you should. That completely defeats the purpose of not just gaming, but entertainment in general.
It may just be that as you've gotten older, your interests have changed. If you really have no remaining interest in RPGs, you should probably find a new hobby. Personally, I like anime. Seems you do too.
P.S. Yep. But I don't think the automatic thing is a revolver.
P.P.S. You think when he plays Hearts, he shoots the moon?
You don't need to be masochistic to like Torment
Ok, here are two questions:
1) What good computer RPG's are there besides the Forgoten Realms
serise, although I don't care for third edition too much. I have
Fallout, is came with Baldur's Gate Gold, the other copies kept gettign
killed by those damn cardboard case... I cana't play it though, won't
work on NT... I'm getting 98 soon though, it Lynix worth it?
2) I was taking to this guy who owns a small video game store just after
he got back from E3, and he said that Nintendo is selling GBC Dev Kits
for $30. He says they compile into ROM's. Have you or anyone else at
RPGamer heard of this? I'm gonna ask Nintendo soon, but I'm not sure
how(or where to go to ask). Do you know where I could get the hardware
to save ROM's onto GB carts? That will be usefull once I get the GBC
Dev Kit, if they are really selling it.
Thanks for your time.
A GBC Dev Kit would KICK ASS!
1) First and foremost, Planescape: Torment. Other than that, Fallout, and Forgotten Realms games, there isn't a whole lot out for PC yet, unless you want to look into MMORPGs. However, I put great emphasis behind my recommendation of Torment. As far as an operating system... the most important thing about Linux, the way I understand it, is to be willing to read the manual and put a significant amount of work into learning how it operates. Do this, and you should have a very smooth operating system that performs many functions well, almost flawlessly compared to Windows. However, it supports very few games compared to Windows.
2) That seems extremely unlikely. Compiling to ROMs is feasible, in fact necessary, but for it to be merely $30 sounds out-of-the-question, unless that was some sort of black market copy. Try adding two or three digits.
Unanswered questions and comments
Hi there Chim.
I have a very important question about Castlevania: Circle of the Moon for
GBA. I know you probably haven't played it, but I'm sure someone out there
in readerland has and would be so kind as to write in and help me. I'm
stuck after getting the first 3 magic items; the dash boots, double jump,
and wall break thing. It says I am 33.6% through the castle.. I have
explored everything as near as I can tell and there are 3 types of rooms
that I cannot get past: The first one is a room that goes vertical and is
too high to double jump up to, so I imagine i will need a wall jump ability
or something that I don't have. The second is a room that has some sort of
large sarcaphagus-looking thing in the way.... there's two of those. The
last type of room that blocks my way is a room with a box that looks similar
to the breakable box, but it's more like a crate. I imagine you have to
push them because there's large holes in the ground just beyond them. So
anyway, other than those currently unpassable rooms, I can't find any other
way to go. If someone knows what I should do, please help me! My email is
email@example.com Thanks so much for posting this Chim. :)
I remember when Brad had a section like this! And, you're welcome.