Xenosaga spoilers in here somewhere
Greetings, Your Sliminess and Onswah.
Has no one yet mentioned that "Fuzzy pickles!" is what your party says
Earthbound when the camera guy drops in? Apologies if I missed that
I've been shamefully shirking my readership duties the past week.
On to questions.
1. I've been excited about Star Ocean 3, though I felt Star Ocean 2
letdown in the second half. Has either of you put down pre-order
SO3 yet? That and Xenosaga 2 could be the only games I preorder in
1. Seeing as I really don't have gobs and gobs of excesses cash I have been
holding off on pre-ordering and buying games. However, if there is a really
great preorder bonus I'm totally doing it. I would like to get SO3 when it
comes out, and if all goes well I should be done with SO2 by then as well.
Didn't much care for SO2, so I'll be giving 3 a miss.
Do you think there is some chance KOS-MOS and chaos are early
Fei and Elly? I've thought so for a while, and Elly and Nephilim
believe inhabits KOS-MOS) do share a voice actress. It seems to me
Nephilim is acting through KOS-MOS whenever her eyes turn blue.
I seem to remember a rumor somewhere that said that the name of the
area would be an important theme in the series. Pleroma being a
associated with duality and all, it would make sense if those two
forces were the same ones that would go on to become the interacting
in the Nisan Sanctuary and the hero and heroine we loved in the first
Of course, deviations from the original Xenosaga plot could ruin all
speculation there, but there's not anything more I can do.
2. Interesting... I'm still not too sure what to make of most of Der Wille
zur Macht. Yeah I'm just gonna play that instead of answering the rest of
I'm largely against the whole wild speculization deal.
3. Does anyone else get the idea that the Galka will be neglected in
Everything I've heard about magic being necessary later on might make
play as the other races, but that could mean Galka will be especially
3. Mac User
4. Doesn't the first hair color on the fourth female Hume look just
4. Again Mac User. Well to be fair on these points, I really don't care for
MMORPGs so it's not like I'm waiting with baited breath for the PS2 version
to come out.
Ditto once more.
5. Was anyone else mildly disappointed with the GBA Lunar game? One
things I love about Lunar is how hard it can be at times compared to
average game out there nowadays, and I blew through an imported
that game without breaking a sweat or being able to read Japanese.
5. Nothing could be greater than taking a game you really like, having
another company translate it, dumbing down all aspects of it, and making it
portable. 1 out of 3...lemme check the math..... Yep 33% F-.
The PSX port of Lunar was handled very nicely and had a Working Designs translation. The GBA port is
two big steps back.
6. If you were a gaming console, which one would you be?
6. I'd like to be a TurboGraphix16, all sweet and awesome with my ability to
play my games on the really beautiful handheld device, but in my heart I
know I'm a VirtualBoy; awkward.
Atari 5200. Born at the beginning of the 80s and broke 9 times out of 10.
7. Of all the textbooks you have ever used, which was your favorite?
7. Composition in Counterpoint By Salzer and Schacter
I've never seen one that didn't suck to be honest.
Some people need a vist from the goddess Apearlo I think.
I just wanted to say I agreed with what you said on UNLIMITED Saga.
on UNLIMITED Saga is just like a map on any other RPG say like Final
7 which everyone seems so fascinated by for some strange reason. The
thing is the fact that you move your character one space at a time,
think is a stupid reason for anyone to hate the game. The only reason
see to hate the game is the reel system outside of battle, you only
see one spot before the place it stops, and the fact that the PS2
has that effect about how hard you press it, making it suck badly for
UNLIMITED Saga, where you have to press down on the X button hard in
for it to stop right where you want it when you want it, or else
the sound, and then it will keep going, and the other stop sound will
a second later. So it's just like any other RPG but it's alot more
difficult and involves a sortof strategy in battles.
Also, I don't know about putting everything with Wild Arms 2 in the
Wild Arms, but hopefully they won't use that FP system for every
the game that they used for the second(mainly when firing ARMs,
needing FP to fire your ARMs as well as having a certain amount of
for them, made all of Ashley's ARM's basically worthless).
It worked well enough in WA3 where everyone used an ARM, but the FP system doesn't lend itself to the
others at all.
Very bad. Not good. Go around.
I was rummaging through the games index and I came across Final
OAV. Do you know whether there's anyway I could still get it, or
even worth trying to find?
Wasn't there something about Final Fantasy Unlimited having the letter OAV
attached to it? If it is indeed FF Unlimited my source on all things anime
says it's a good buy.
No, the FF OAV series is much older than FFU there. Both are however by nearly all accounts complete
garbage not even worth a glance. I can attest to that first hand with the OAV by the way.
Fun with the industry.
Hi, Goog & Onswah,
I was catching up on the Q&A column & read that the publisher gets the
rights to sequels rather than the developer. I don't understand how
this works. My little brain keeps trying to compare the relationship
to writers & publishers; yet it seems in the video game world, the
developers get the short end of the stick (imagine Stephen King's
publisher telling him that Danielle Steele is going to write the next
book in the "Dark Tower" series!). Could you please explain how this
Onswah, hope you had fun as guest writer. Enjoy Dual Hearts!
To my understanding the publisher either bankrolls the project or buys the
game after it is completed. The developer makes the game, because that is
what their company does. The publisher then distributes the game because
that's what their company does. Both make decent scratch and the cycle
continues. How'd I do Google?
Both of you are pretty much on the money yeah. The same sort of thing also applies incidently to non-electronic
games and movies incidently.
You know, even if most people had keyboards for PS2 FF11, do you
think "complex thoughts" would get typed anyway?
Remember PSO. "u GOT any RArEZ? i duP em"
My brief foray into Everquest has made me realize that most of the people
playing the games are.....Story time!
One of my best friends is a die hard EQ fan. He's been playing since it
came out and he has become hopelessly addicted, he doesn't work all he does
is play. He has driven 2 hours away from his best friends who all took off
work just so they could hang out together just to go back and raid
VT...whatever the hell that is. Anyways moral of the story: MMORPGs will
suck your soul out.
I got out of PSO well before the period when it started occuring to people to make obscene smiley faces
and such actually. I find most people playing MMORPGs though either don't talk at all, or run around in
their underwear hitting on people.
I don't think that guy was referring to Lololo at all. I think he was
trying to say "laughing out loud out loud out loud out Locke". He was
making a reference to stupid people who think that just LOL isn't
He was actually using the shorthand version of the phrase "look over lower
on left ok?" but he probably just assumed it was common knowledge by now.
Leave me to my odd jokes you!