Must... resist... urge... to fight... puns... with... puns!
Since you seem to be short on questions lately, here's one that's been on my mind lately...has there ever been any general consensus on who that voice in Cloud's head in FF7 is? I would gather from the fact that you destroy Sephiroth in that dream sequence thingy at the end it might be him, but there's also stuff in the game that suggests that it's Cloud talking to himself in his sleep trying to push him towards the truth. I don't remember it ever being explicitly explained in the game itself (among other things not really being explained in the game), so I was hoping you could take a STAB at it, to take your SLICE of the pie, and be a CUT above the rest, because I know you won't MISS.
This is an easy one really. Cloud suffers from an accute case of schitzophrenia, which contrary to popular
belief is not multiple personalality disorder, but rather having voices in your head that tell you to
do things. You know, like Son of Sam. The rest of the party seriously needs to check him in with a shrink
I've working my way slowly through Xenosaga between bouts of sleeping... and
working. It has been slow going, haven't even entered Proto Merkabah.
Though I did just pick up the AG-05 AGWS... but AGWS are useless anyway. I
wish they were more useful, but they are just too slow and too much of a
pain to use in battles. Makes me kind of wonder why I spent a few hours
working on the poker game to save up the insane amount required to buy the
AG-05. Well, I guess the real reason was because it was shiny looking! :)
kidding... Do you think Monolith Soft will make AGWS/Gears more useful in
the next episode... or perhaps more useless?
This is kind of not RPG... but did you play Way of the Samurai? My
curiousity has been piqued, simply because of the massive amount of swords
and techniques. Might be worth a rent.
Speaking of renting! Blockbuster sucks... royally. I rented one of the
Clany games a few weeks ago, and returned it on time. The jackasses there
seem to have lost the game before checking it in. Makes me very angry, and
also hestitant to even go there anymore. I mean, how in the world do you
lose a game that was put into the drop box. Its a conspiracy I bet!! ...
Anyway, I hope this email improves the lot you get today. Maybe you'll be
able to put up some Farscape quotes to this one and everything! :) Take
I have no familiarity with Way of the Samurai, so let's just move on to the Xenoquery.
First off, it's a safe bet that the effectiveness of mecha was cranked way down from Xenogears in response
to people hating how you never got to fight on foot the second half of the game. That said though, hopping
into an AGWS isn't exactly useless. Sure, you're most likely not going to do as much damage, and you
sacrifice a turn, but you get a serious boost to your HP, and you can convert otherwise useless characters
(like Shion after summoning Voltron, or MOMO after stealing stuff) into solid fighters.
That said, I completely forgot they even existed save for two fights in the whole game.
This is kinda like asking for a console based RTS with good multiplayer support.
As a huge fan of the Zelda type RPG/Adventure game being a console gamer for most of my life , i am starting to play some more and more games on my PC but for the life of me can't get into this keyboard/mouse setup
My question , is there any zelda sytle RPG's that have a great story and console like controls were i can use a gamepad ??
thanks for the time
Most PC games have reconfigurable controls, so the controller shouldn't be much of an issue. The catch
of course is the distinct lack of Zelda style gameplay on PCs. I can think of like 30 obscure shareware
games that might be up your alley but can't give any specific names since, well, I don't retain the names
of 15 year old shareware as a general rule. Just so I don't leave you emptyhanded though, if you're ever
in a retro kinda mood there's a pretty spiffy Zelda clone for the Genesis called Beyond Oasis which is
largely unheard of.
Three Unrelated Questions
A couple things,
1.) See if you can get Dork Queen to do comics for your columns too.
If she threw'em at me I'd print them, but I wouldn't want to actively contribute to early burnout with
that sort of thing.
2.) Don't you love the ambition of people? They just want to prove everybody wrong on the whole hatmaking thing that they send a plethora of letters just about hats when in reality, they are the only ones that really care. People like that show me how much of a life I really have.
Actually a lot of people cared, and I don't see how that'd fall under the definition of ambition. The
most bizarre aspect of that though is how many people out there have access to this sort of knowledge.
I mean, I have only ever come across three people in my life who ever wear hats, so you'd figure this
would be a rarer topic of interest. Or maybe I've just led a strange life sheltered from the booming
3.) I began playing Shadow Hearts a few months ago but stopped when I bought FF Origins. Now I find out that there is a prequel, Koudelka. I want it really bad and have been searching through E-Bay for a new cheap copy. Is it really a good game? I like the whole idea of pre WWI and the fact that is set on Earth. Not to mention it is of a horror genre. I think Shadow Hearts is a game so far. Is Koudelka just as good?
That's a tough one really. I consider both Koudelka and Shadowhearts to be great games, but aside from
a shared story and visual style they have practically nothing in common. Koudelka takes place entirely
within a big weird mansion/monastary/prison (giving it a little Resident Evil flavor), and features
pseudo-tactical combat with three fully customizable characters. It also has some shockingly good voice
acting (for the time at least) in every single plot scene, which is what I missed most when playing
Shadow Hearts. So if that sounds like your cup of tea, (and you don't mind it being only ten hours long),
it's worth tracking down a copy.
And on a weird little side note, I personally tend to reserve the term prequel for things that take place
before the original but are created after. Saves confusion.
Final Fantasy Fun
I recently downloaded the Final Fantasy X: other story. As you may know it
was the International game. But I came across some interesting screenshots.
Like how the characters exceeded the HP limit having well over 30,000 HP.
And I also saw the gang fighting the dark aeons, which seemed to be summoned
by the Guados. My question is what is it? I thought international to be
nothing more than the US version of the game only with the added scene
forshadowing a sequel. That's what I've heard anyways.
Actually the big selling point of the international version was the inclusion of an alternate sphere
grid which I'm told actually presents you with some choice in how your characters progress, but yeah,
it's just that and the ending.
Anyway, everything else you mentioned is in the copy of the game you have, you just missed and/or forgot
about it is all.