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Googleshng - September 3 '02- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time
What bearing does that column title have on your life? Probably none.
We're whalers on the moon!
I was wondering if Lunar 2 is any good. I saw it at Amazon.com for pretty cheap and I loved Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete on Playstation. Is the plot as good as Lunar or does it suck in your opinion?
I've never heard of anyone who liked Lunar 1 but not Lunar 2, so go pick it up.
Sequels to Square games
Google, quick question for you:
The upcoming sequels to FFX made me think of how Square has never made any direct sequels to any FF game. And it reminded me that in the past, there was a project to a sequel of Final Fantasy 6, which would include some character called "Brett", if I remember correctly. Well... considering that the FFX sequels will probably be successful, and that the GBA is out there, with Square releasing tons of titles to it, including a sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics... could there be any chance of that infamous "FF6 II" project be revived? I don't even have a GBA now, but I know I'd be willing to buy one just to play that game (I was actually thinking of buying one for FFT2, but after I saw a screenshot with a CAR on it, I decided to wait and read the reviews).
Squaresoft was never even considering a storyline sequel to FF6. You're thinking of someone's April Fool's
joke from a few years ago. That new FFT game does not seem to be set in the same world (although Vagrant
Story is for what it's worth), but that's an odd reason to suddenly lose interest. More importantly, it's
a REALLY bad reason not to get a GBA. It has a bigger library of games than any other system in the history
of the videogame industry, and has RPGs being released for it left and right.
More on that note...
Speaking of the FFX spin-offs, what exactly is the deal with them. I've seen them mention a few times speaking of focusing on Yuna and Rikku. Is there anything else to be known of them? It's odd how the fans wanted sequels from previous FF's such as FFVI(Celes namely) but it is only now that Square chose to do so. Any foresight you can give?
Thank ya! =)
My guess is that they're doing that sort of thing NOW because they don't want to have people whining about
FF11 for a year or so. Nothing new to be said about them now by the way. Of course, the last time Square
did a direct story sequel we got Parasite Eve 2, which is the most wretched piece of filth I ever had the
displeasure to play. Maybe Square avoids it because they're under some sort of terrible curse?
Here's a long one.
First of all. How are ya? I know that's the stupidiest
thing to say, considering that you'll tell everyone at
the start of your column, but ... I didn't really have
anything else to start off with.
Anyways, what's the deal with Dual Hearts? I don't
know anything about this game besides the fact that
everyone keeps on telling me that it looks cutesy. I
don't really know anything else about the game. Can
you care to enlighten me, or do I just have to rent
the game and find out for myself?
I wouldn't trust "everyone" on that note, because if you mention _____ Hearts to the average person lately,
they'll think you're talking about Kingdom Hearts. As far as Dual Hearts goes, I don't know that much
about it either. It looks decidedly generic, has a rather hard name to remember, and there hasn't been
that much news on it. I'm sure I'll hear plenty about it once someone on staff has a review copy.
I just can't believe how many sites and magazines I've
read that say Kingdom Hearts isn't a sell-out by
either Square or Disney. From everything that everyone
is saying about the game, I actually have just gone
out and pre-ordered a copy for myself. Is that strange
on both accounts of it not being a sell-out, and me
actually pre-ordering it?
As I understand it, to "sell out" is to compromise one's morals to make a quick buck. Neither one seems
to be doing so from where I sit. Especially when you consider that Disney doesn't have any. Also, plenty
of people have preordered Kingdom Hearts, it has novelty value out the wazoo.
What's your thoughts on Grandia Xtreme's change of
pace from being a story driven game, to being a
dungeon trolling game? I mean, I love the battle
system and all, but don't you think that it's kinda
risque for Game Arts? I think it won't be bad, but I
didn't really like dungeon trolling games, hence why I
still haven't beaten Diablo & all the Baldur's Gate
games. Do you think that Grandia Xtreme might be able
to change my opinion of this particular part of the
RPG genre? Or am I just hopeless?
Hmm... take the one thing about the Grandia series that kills my desire to play'em, and put more emphasis
on it. Well I for one will be avoiding GX like the plague.
Am I considered desperate for buying the Gamecube for
the sole purpose of getting myself a copy of Skies of
Arcadia? Yes, I will end up buying other games for it,
because I will find other games. I've already got
about 3 in mind already. Didn't get any because I
didn't have enough money to buy games. Yet, when I
found out that SoA wasn't going to be on PS2, I had
this sudden urge to buy me a Gamecube. What I need to
know is, was it really worth it for grabbing a
Gamecube for just SoA? Or am I just kidding myself,
and really wanted to purchase a Gamecube, but needed a
final, single excuse to go out of the way and grab me
Speaking of SoA, just what's it like? I've never been
graced to even have a glimpse of it in play, but most
of my online friends who play RPGs (all my IRL friends
care more for the sports and action games) think that
it's a travisty that I haven't played it.
Well, that's enough from me. You probably have more
letters to read, another rant to make, and even
tomorrow's column to make; so I shall leave you be.
Since that means I'll shut up now, I'll just say take
care, Mr. Slime. And don't let the adventure kill ya
in the night!
Side note: found out Seph is going to be in Kingdom
I know a good number of people who bought Dreamcasts solely for Skies of Arcadia and had absolutely no
regrets, and there's plenty else on the GC worth having, so hey go for it. As for what the appeal is,
it's not that there's some gimmicky hook that yanks you into the game, it's that every single aspect of
the game down to the tiniest detail is extremely well crafted.
By the way, you managed to cram a whole column's worth of printable letters into a single e-mail. That's