Hey Goog, here's a quick one for you: What's the deal with Suikoden 2? All
this talk about Suikoden 3 lately made me want to go back and pick it up,
but much to my surprise, it retails on the internet for over a hundred
dollars! I'm assuming the game is out of print? That seems pretty strange
given the general popularity of the series among RPG players. Is there any
way I can get a copy for a reasonable price, or did I miss the boat? Thanks!
Let me get this straight. You're surprised that you can't find a three year old game on store shelves?
The typical shelf life of a game is more like three MONTHS. Less when it's more popular than publishers
anticipated. In any case though, while eBay is a great place to find a lot of things, games are not one
of them. Poke around local used game stores and you should be able to find one for $20 or less. Failing
that, dig around Amazon and EB's pages and you can probably find it for surprisingly little.
Some of this is RPG related.
If it is not one thing, it is another. Disney and Square in ONE game? A
direct Final Fantasy Sequel? AMerger of Square and Enix? There is always
something getting people's knickers in a knot. Which only makes me think,
whats next? There will have to be something though, people always need
something to argue over. I loved KH, and any who have complained about it
really have not PLAYED it. I know that I am no doubt going to buy FFX-2, and
as long as the merger does not ruin any future prospect of great game
production, I say kudos to Square and Enix!
There does seem to be an awful lot of talk about that merger from people who will most likely feel absolutely
no effects from it whatsoever, yeah.
But on to some questions...
1. I HAVE to ask, how in gods name did you predict the story of Metroid
Fusion so long ago? Did I misread this? or were you kidding or what? And you
do not like it? Other then the fact that you are told to go here, there, and
do this and that, i rather liked it.
Yes, I did indeed write down pretty much the entire plot of Metroid Fusion 12 years ago. I personally
thought it was a lousy idea at the time, most of the world agreed when Alien 4 came out, but nobody seems
to have a problem with it in Fusion. Anyway, the whole lack of freedom thing is pretty much the only problem
I have (except the last fight in the game), but that's an awfully big problem.
2.When did the Gender mystery begin with you exactly? and why keep it a
mystery, other then the sheer fun of making people questioning it all the
Well, it started when one day all the letters I got had intros like "Hello Lord Google! He Who Commandith
the Slimes!" or "Good evening Fair Mistress Google!" I didn't correct anyone, so people started forming
weird crackpot theories. I never really forcefully stomped it out because weird crackpot theories are
amusing, but I put my name on plenty of things for what it's worth.
3. What is on your christmas wish list for games this season? I am not sure
of many RPG's that I do not already have. Suikoden 3 is the only one that
comes to mind, but I seem to own most of the other newer ones.
I don't believe I have any games I'm looking for this Christmas. In all honesty, there were only like
three or four RPGs worth having released this year, and I have three of those. Then there were a lot of
non-RPGs released this month, like Metroid and Metroid (I'd recommend Prime strongly), but by an amazing
fluke I have them too. I suppose I'll just recommend Phantasy Star Collection for you. Sure, it's a pretty
darn unflattering port, but it's a port of 3 classic RPGs you probably never played.
4. I have seen you mention resident evil a few times, do you enjoy the
series? I love it, and Zero is quite fun.
Yes, I love the Resident Evil series, although 0 suffers from a distinct lack of fear enducement. Huge
lag before the only traditional window burst so you see it coming, and heck, even the camera placement
is off. The gameplay changes are great though.
Thats it I guess, not really alot of RPG questions but oh well. Oh, and
directed towards a letter in Andrews column about the special discs coming
with the new Zelda game...I was talking to a guy at my local EB and he said
that EB MAY be getting these discs as a special promotion, but only for
those that preorder. True or not, I put my preorder down ;)
I would assume if EB was offering such a deal, they'd be publicizing the fact. In any case, I WANT.
I can't resist...
That guy yesterday who was bitching about bad gramar and spelling made a spelling mistake in his little quote. I hope he's reading this so he knows how stupid he was to say something like that and then spell something wrong. What a moron eh? Well now for my question.
I heard about a Dungeons and Dragons coming out for GC do you happen to know the release date on that? I can't find it anywhere on the site and I'm not even sure if its and RPG. All I know about the game is that it is four players and their are a few classes to choose from, so it sounds like an RPG. Would just like to get you input on that. Thanks alot.
I believe you're thinking of Baldur's
Gate there. I'd guess you would be able to expect the same sort of experience as the PS2 version,
but with better graphics. Unfortunately, I hear it kinda sucked.
Oh, and by the way, it's "grammar," hope you're reading this.