|May 11th, 2012
05/11- 12:00PM EST
Welcome to another episode of Q&A! This
week I'm trying something a bit different. I
asked some questions on twitter, and here
I'll be responding to people's answers, or
letters they sent in to respond.
Thought experiment for you wheelsio:
Pitch the next main series Kingdom Hearts
games as though it were written by the Super Robot
robot wars game with Nomura in
you're really asking this to the
one who knows nothing about Super
Robot Wars? I guess
I'll just have to assume it is
all about giant robots and just
run with that. The next game
will be Kingdom
Hearts Gaiden: Battle of the
Giant Robots From Various
Franchises and Modeled After
Disney Characters or KH:BGRFVFMAD
for short. Sora and company will
travel to various Disney worlds
searching for the legendary
mascot bots, such as Scrooge
McBot. They combine to form a
giant Mickey Mouse robot for the
final battle in the game. The
action based combat will be
replaced with turn based
strategy, with a heavy emphasis
on customization. How does that
work for you?
As for the Nomura question? That
answers itself. Super
Robot Wars Nomura Edition: The
Zipper Robot Chronicles.
The best PSP RPG that's not a port/remake?
Tough call. Half-Minute Hero's a
blast, but it's really not your standard
RPG. I'll go with Jeanne d'Arc. Loved that
little game and would love to see that
engine used again.
know, until the other day I
hadn't really played Half-Minute
the demo they released on PSN.
I've recently fixed that,
picking up the PSN version. I
can't say I loved it, but it
certainly has a great retro
goofy charm to it. There's no
doubting the power of the
localization either. Jeanne
d'Arc was fantastic,
and it is a crying shame that we
never got to see Level 5 do more
with the PSP. It was a fine game
through and through and I'd love
to see Level 5 or someone else
take that engine and do more
SRPGs with it. Just imagine how
nice a Disgaea title
using it would have been.
Anyway, it seems to be popular
among PSP owners, so I'm
guessing it did pretty well,
especially coming out around the
same time that Final
Fantasy Tactics did on
PSP. It wouldn't be my choice
(I'd go with Ys
Seven) but it would
certainly be high up on my list.
(Game) is the worst
(These are in response to me tweeting:
"Pretend I said your favorite game sucks")
HOW DARE YOU SAY DARK SOULS SUCKS! YOU
WILL REGRET THIS! D:<
was going to come up with some
funny arguments to bash Dark
Souls with, but I
really can't do it. That game is
just full of brilliant level
design, and has some of the
finest combat you'll see in an
action RPG. I guess I could
complain about it because it
ends? I'm hoping to see another
game in this style at some
point, and given the game's
success, that seems likely.
How dare you have your own opinion that in
no way effects my enjoyment of (game).
face facts, (game) just sucks.
It has one of the most
misguided use of (game mechanic)
you'll ever see in the (genre)
genre. Not to mention, do you
really like having to listen to
(protagonist) talk? That (gender
specific term) sure is a (gender
specific insult). Really,
(director of game) should be
ashamed at what he's doing to
the good name of (company) and
(genre) as a whole. Do not buy
(These are in response to me asking for
people's favorite RPG in Black and White)
souls played on a REALLY old tv
only because demon's souls wins EVERY
TIME :D :D :D
Alright that is just cheating.
Honestly though, that would be an
interesting experiment. I think at
the end of the day playing Demon
Souls on anything less than
an HD TV is less than ideal, though.
Still the creepy setting would fit
it perfectly. Someone needs to try
this out and record some footage!
on my dad's old B an W set. XD
This I can relate to as I actually
had to deal with a black and white
TV back in the day. This was still
in the NES days, though, and I don't
think I had to deal with Final
Fantasy VI on a black and
white TV. We aren't talking the most
graphic intensive game here, but it
still loses a lot without color. I
wonder what other games you had to
suffer through on that old TV? I
wonder if anyone out there has an HD
TV that someone only displays in
black and white? Anyway, I hope the
TV speakers at least worked so you
were never without that game's
That's it for this week!
See you all next week.
About the Host
What I can't wait for:
1. Kingdom Hearts 3D
2. Ys Origin
3. Ys IV Vita
4. Persona 4 Vita
5. Gravity Rush
On my Playlist:
1. Various Ys I&II soundtracks
2. Disgaea 3 Soundtrack
3. Etrian Odyssey IV Soundtrack samples
1. With Tales Studio no longer a separate
entity, what will this mean for the series?
2. Why do you think Mega Man Legends was never a
big commercial hit?
3. What 3rd party developer would you like to
see make a Final Fantasy game?
4. What HD RPGs do you want to see rendered as 8
or 16 bit RPGs?
5. Will Western developers ever return to expand
beyond typical fantasy and sci-fi settings?