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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2008, 07:16:45 AM »

More along the lines of a recurring payment anytime a title drops, with a discount included. Even their Texas Hold'em title was the knees of bees.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2008, 01:51:51 PM »

Parish on FFCC:MLAAK.

This one could go either way.  I really like the idea of a sim game set in a fantasy world (ActRaiser is an all-time favorite), and I think cheap, outside-the-box downloadable games are an absolutely perfect fit for the Wii, but the rumors of getting nickeled-and-dimed to death by microtransactions give me pause.

Still, my interest is piqued; I want to see how this one turns out.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2008, 02:46:55 PM »

Interview a few seconds ago with the QA team.

 :cool: Would you suggest this game to other people?
 :strawman: Eeeeeeeh...
 :vampire: Maybe if they didn't like playing the game, but liked micromanaging other people playing it.

 :cool: How much do the microtransactions figure into the game.
 :strawman: You don't need them.
 :vampire: Yes you do.
 :strawman: No you don't.
 :vampire: Yes you do.  If you don't buy the microtransactions there's no point in playing the game.  You'll just get all the way to the end of the game waiting for something new to appear, and you won't get it.
 :NO: All the game is is acquiring stuff, and you need to pay to acquire it.

 :cool: So this is basically Lilty Crossing, right?  You can go to other people's towns and stuff?
 :strawman: You can't go to other people's towns.
 :vampire: It's more like Harvest Moon.
 :cool: So you get to mack on the ladies, right?
 :vampire: No.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2008, 04:17:06 PM »

 :thad:: :oh:
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2008, 06:14:11 PM »

 :oh: I concur.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2008, 09:31:44 PM »

To be fair, they did not say they outright hated the game.

One QA tester talking to another does not mince words.  If they outright hated the game they would have said so.  The impression I got was that they all agreed that the entire experience was just frustratingly shallow.  Microtransaction bullshit alleviates the monotony somewhat, but it's still microtransaction bullshit.

...one of these days I'm gonna go searching through board archives trying to spot the exact point where I stopped caring about being fired for disclosure.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2008, 09:53:14 PM »

Please don't do that. I value you as a source of potentially illegal "news".

I don't think they would fire you though. You've basically singlehandedly sold me on their new CC stuff. I was about to chuck it away as a "bad idea".

Still. Would love to see a nice semi-online Wii game where you got to play as adventurers might be nice.

.. But the more I talk about this, the more I want to see my own dream game made to my tastes, which could best be described as: Dwarf Fort the WILL NEVER GET MADE BECUZ' OF APOCALYPSE version 3 Adventure mode with a combat system forged from everything I loved about Secret of Mana with some faint hints of the "combat" from Jade Empire and Legend of Mana.

... I'm going to go and weep because my idea of ideal game design will eventually be stumbled upon and I will have nothing to do with it or if I do, it will be executed poorly.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2008, 09:55:58 PM »

I'm pissing in the dark here, but are you looking for something like Dark Cloud?
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2008, 09:57:32 PM »

I don't think quite so. But then again, I only played its sequel (and that only 5-8 hours), so perhaps this bears deeper investigation. :mystery:
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2008, 09:45:57 AM »

The original was a lot better in its sim-building element, although it's still pretty basic.

Meanwhile, more information on Final Fight Crisis Core: Martin Luther as a King.  I got fed up with playing my own game so I went over to rap with the other team a bit just as a way to pass the time, and this little tidbit came out:

 :cool: So wait, why are all your guys Clavats?  I mean you get Lilties and Selkies and stuff, right?
 :strawman: Well... those are the additional content.
 :cool: YOU HAVE TO BUY LILTIES?!?!?!
 :strawman: Yeah?
 :cool: No.  Fuck this.  I'm done here.

I dunno about you guys, but having to pay extra for all the standard races is a dealbreaker for me.  I dunno the actual numbers but I'm sure that once you've assembled the whole FFCC universe together you've already paid for a full-price game.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2008, 10:50:39 PM »

Speaking of microtransactions...

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MMO publisher NCsoft Corporation announced today details for their new micro-transaction system. Called NCcoin, this system will let customers purchase in-game items and upgrades using real-world money, with $1 equating to 100 NCcoins. The first game to incorporate the NCcoin will be Exteel and NCsoft is planning on incorporating NCcoin into many of their existing and upcoming games internationally.

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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #71 on: April 17, 2008, 10:47:49 AM »

Exteel uses the Puzzle Pirates method, in that you can buy things with monopoly money which you got by grinding the hell out of the game or real money, but either way as soon as you buy the item it starts crumbling into dust which keeps the cash flowing I guess.

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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2008, 10:31:59 PM »

MORTAL KOMBAT VS. DC

EDIT BY THAD: Stop that.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2008, 10:55:27 PM »

you beat me to it but basically heck yes is what i say

and by heck yes i mean heck yes to dc, does anyone even know who's in MK anymore
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2008, 11:20:47 PM »

Oh man, it's like 1994 all over again.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #75 on: April 17, 2008, 11:53:31 PM »

and by heck yes i mean heck yes to dc, does anyone even know who's in MK anymore

The Shredder.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2008, 12:21:37 AM »

Are yellow the shredder and green the shredder and grey the shredder still around then, or did they go to hell or the ultra-dimension or... actually i don't even know what that series is about
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2008, 12:32:03 AM »

Anyway.  Anyone have a reputable source for this?  Because a single fansite blog post and default Apache page do not a formal announcement make.  And April Fool's Day seems to last from mid-March to the end of April now.
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2008, 01:40:41 AM »

To be fair, they did not say they outright hated the game.

One QA tester talking to another does not mince words.  If they outright hated the game they would have said so.  The impression I got was that they all agreed that the entire experience was just frustratingly shallow.  Microtransaction bullshit alleviates the monotony somewhat, but it's still microtransaction bullshit.

...one of these days I'm gonna go searching through board archives trying to spot the exact point where I stopped caring about being fired for disclosure.

But then how will I get mana swag!?
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Re: Game News Dump
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2008, 06:02:12 AM »

Anyway.  Anyone have a reputable source for this?  Because a single fansite blog post and default Apache page do not a formal announcement make.  And April Fool's Day seems to last from mid-March to the end of April now.

There have been rumors floating around about this from more credible sources beforehand, which is why I'm inclined to buy it.
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