So I ended up with a "free" kitten a few days ago. I say "free" because we had to take her to the vet to get shots and to have a bath. She was covered in fleas, it was really gross.. Sure our cats have a few, we ARE surrounded by fields. So its not unexpected, but you could SEE them crawling all over her. Ugh. D: So our "free" kitten ended up costing us $160.. sigh. I -was- going to buy a doll body or a 360 this month, but I guess I'll wait till next month. ._.;
I'll post pictures of Cleo (the kitten) soon! :3
I thought E3 this year had some pretty good announcements. FF13 for the 360 was super awesome, since of the 2 I'll like have the 360 first. Not that the PS3 is finally getting some good games (Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea 3, Lost Remment, a deluxe version of Eternal Sonata~), just the 360 outweighs it still (Tales of Vesparia, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Star Ocean 4!) X3 Really, Tales of Vesparia and Star Ocean pushed the 360 way into my favor, so.. yeah. We'll see. :3
For systems I do own, I'm looking forward to Star Ocean 1 and 2 on the PSP, the 3 Dragon Quest remakes, Princess Debut, A Witch's Tale, and Rhapsody for the DS, Persona 4 for the PS2. There are others I'm probably forgetting, but those are the only ones that come to mind atm.
A few days ago a new AIM buddy of mine asked me how many RPGs had female leads in it. So I compiled a list of all the games I've gotten so far that have a female lead or let you change your lead character. Pretty much if a game has this its an instant buy for me. x3
RPGs with female leads-
Xenosaga 1, 2 and 3
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria
Wild Arms XF
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
Izuna 1 and 2
RPGs that allow you to change your lead character-
Any Tales of game
Main Final Fantasy entry games from 1? To 6, and 12 (except in towns..)
Wild Arms 1, Alter Code F, 2, and 3
Dragon Quest 8
Phantasy Star 2, 3, and 4
Breath of Fire 1, 2, 3, and 5 (I don’t have 4..)
RPGs that allow you to chose your main character/gender-
Tales of The World
Pokemon Crystal/Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/Fire Red/Leaf Green/Pearl/Diamond
Children of Mana
Legend of Mana
Digimon World Dusk/Dawn
Shining Force Exa
Soul Nomad and The World Eaters
Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones
Games I think have female leads:
Final Fantasy 13
A Witch’s Tale
I was already expecting kitten pics! >_o Although since you mentioned that visible fleas were crawling all over your kitten, maybe not. Man I can't imagine even touching the kitten and not getting away with fleas all over my skin biting me @_@
Anyway, where as I don't intend to get a new gen console (other than the Wii that I already have), the PS3 game line up STILL does not impress me. I'm not surprised that you're more swayed to the 360, although I am rather surprised that Star Ocean and Tales are 360 exclusive.
Do you know which Dragon Quests are being remade? And whether they are being revamped or if they're just ports? As an old school gamer, you know I tend to want to play the original before playing an enhanced version. I do hope 5 and 6 are in it; I can borrow my cousin's PSP to play it maybe.
For female leads, in Star Ocean 2, you can pick between Claude and Rena as you main character. Wait, I just noticed you said for only games you bought, so I guess you don't have the PS1 version. Hopefully the voice acting isn't horrible in the remake. If they ever remake the 3rd game in the Mana series (Seiken Densetsu 3), you can choose 3 of 6 characters, the first being the main story line it follows. There are 3 female characters in that one: Riesz and Angela of them are pretty cool, but Charlotte (Jess' favorite from this game) is just a whiny healer.
I'm wondering if you've played all those RPGs with female leads o_o;;;
Izuna 2 - I'm not a big fan of dungeon crawlers, but I do know this game because my friend was one of the translators working on the game.
Breath of Fire 1 and 2 - What console do you have these on?
Man... how come my comments on here are always longer than my real LJ posts haha.
I did end up with 2 flea bites, one on my knee and one on my shin. Both got bright red and got infected too. e_e; I dont ever recall this happening when I was younger.. Either that or they were spider bites lol..
Its Dragon Quest 4, 5, and 6. They're completely remade with new grapics and a new translation. I think. They look new to me. I only played 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8.. So I cant say for sure if they look different or not, but I'm 80% sure they are. Also the Dragon Quest games are on the DS. Star Ocean 1 and 2 are for the PSP.
I didn't know Star Ocean 2 let you choose.. I am now very hyped for it. X3 January can't come fast enough now.
As for the games I've listed, I've played and beat (or almost beat) all except Wild Arms 2 and the Izuna games (I dont own them..)
I am thinking of getting Izuna 2, since in this one you get party members.. And I have Breath of Fire 1 and 2 on the GBA, and 3 on the PSP.
And lol X3 It just happens I think?
Ew, spiders. I'd much rather have fleas than spiders, thank you very much. Preferably none of the above. ;D
Now that you mentioned the first 3 Dragon Quest games, you'll have to tell me which console you played those on haha. I've only beaten the first one. The fourth one, I got to the last boss then got the dreaded curse sound and the "One of the save files on here have been corrupted!" message when turning on the game, which magically happened to be my file. They're most likely going to be different; at least for the 4th, since the 4th was an NES game and the other 2 were SNES.
Yes Star Ocean 2 lets you choose, unless they decide to change it for some reason. I don't know the difference between choosing either, other than a different start area before the 2 meet. I only got a few hours into the game; the time that I played it was the time my PS1 started breaking down.
Breath of Fire 1 is hopeless for me; more than once have I gotten far in the game (like I got the up to the 7th or 8th character... is that Bleu and the mole dude?) and had to quit for various reasons: getting stuck or returning the game to my friend.
Breath of Fire 2: I've never gotten far in this one (I remember getting Sten and Rand?), but I do like the art in this game among 1-3. I think Nina being super hot has some super influence on that decision. xDDDD;;;
Breath of Fire 3 is the only game I own for the PS1, and the only one I've beaten. I've wanted to try the other 2, but somehow never got around to it.
I had Dragon Quest 1 - 3 on the game boy.. color? o_o; I know I played them on a GBC but I cant remember if they were normal GB games or GBC.. I never beat them though, I should have added Dragon Quest 3 to the list though, I remember playing as a girl in that one. Maybe I'll rebuy it so I can beat it. X3
They probably wont change the game to much (in SO2) I mean.. the remake of FF4 is the same except for like.. the translation and graphics. o.o
I beat BoF1 once.. I actually have forgotten how it ended too.. I do remember likeing Blue though. I have gotten both endings in BoF2 though. I liked the "bad" ending best, even if it did mean you failed to save the world completely.
I'm stuck in BoF3, at the well minigame. I read an FAQ on it but I'm so. bad at it. And the fact that the ship minigame? is coming up next made me not wanna finish, since I'm bad at driving the ship. ._.;
Ehh. Oh have you ever played Shining Force for... I dunno what system. I just ordered a copy of the GBA version that I just found out existed. I'm not sure how I missed it.. I was really into my RPGs in '04. :/
As for minigames, I played BoF3 in high school (1996-2000) so I don't really remember much about minigames. I don't think there were any that gave you significantly good items, as the only game I remember was fishing.
Yes, I've played the (old) Shining Force games. The first one I've played on genesis emulator, but later beat it on GBA; it was only... average.
The second was on genesis (emulator) and is by far my favorite; I never beat it however... I got towards the last few stages until the witch in the intro told me my save file got corrupted =(. I think they might be porting it to the Wii Virtual Console. (According to wiki anyways.)
The third one I played a little at a friends house. Only the first of three scenarios for Shining Force 3 was released in the US, and I never had another chance to play it, as it was only on the Saturn.
They have a bunch of other Shining Forces for the PS2, but I've never played them; Rissy has some of them though.
I have 2 for the PS2, Shining Tears and Shining Force Exa.. Tears has beautiful artwork for its characters, but it makes up for bad enemy AI by over loadin the map with eneimies which causes teh game to lag. :/ Shining Force Exa is okay, it has really nice character grahpics and every armor peice changes your appearence. (for both heros. :3) I havent beat it yet though, got bored. x3
I don't mind average games, not all games can be outstanding.
I just ordered the GBA Shining Force the other day, I'm actually vagualy looking forward to it since I've been bored of my consol games. I also ended up buying Dragon Warrior 3 too since I never beat that.
I was at EB yesterday and picked up Sword of Mana, which I realized I'd played before but never beat. I also got a shooter RPG called Sigma Star. Both were 7 dollars, so I figured it'd be okay even if they were bad. I haven't started Sigma Star yet, but it has cute character art for the girls.
I also found out in Sword of Mana there are "classes" XD; I got like 12 hours into it the first time but never changed class cause my stat level ups were to.. random?
Ehh anyway. Are you gonna try any of the Dragon Quest games if any of your cousins have a DS? :o 4 comes out in September.
Sword of Mana is a remake of the original Seiken Densetsu (known in the US as Final Fantasy Adventures) for the regular Gameboy. The original didn't have classes... I don't remember if the "classes" make any difference the game. I remember trying to make one warrior class and one magician class, but I got bored halfway through.
My brother has a DS, but I don't think I'm gonna try it anytime soon. Though I'd like to see how 4 turned out. It's one of my favorite NES rpgs. Back in those days RPGs weren't known for having much of a plot; this has a decent one among the rest of the NES rpgs out there.
Really? XD Oh wow I remember trying final fantasy adventures ages back at a friends house before I ended up with a game boy color. I was thinking of hunting it down too. Guess I don't need to now though.
Well I'll be getting 4, so if I like it I'll make sure to say so. I think it'll be good, it got good reviews in Japan.. but then again they love anything related to dragon quest. o_o;