Author Topic: On the New Release Date: March 24th (EDIT: Now in April, FYI)  (Read 13577 times)

Offline Misery

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Re: On the New Release Date: March 24th
« Reply #105 on: March 05, 2014, 11:35:00 AM »
I knew Squaresoft were finished after playing FF8. I never bought their games after that. My favourite Square game is probably FF6, although Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger are close seconds. I think Secret of Evermore is underrated as well -- that's probably just me, though.  So, yeah, I'm in complete agreement -- Square used to be phenomenal, now they're absolutely terrible. Incidentally, this is also how I feel about The Simpsons, but that's going even further off-topic.

I liked Evermore alot myself as well.  It's too bad that one never got more recognition.


As for being on topic.... well, wouldnt quite be the same forums if we all did THAT.   ....besides, there's only so much to talk about that's related to the game right now, while we all wait for the Epic Patch of Earth-Shattering Doom to come out.  Which is the magnitude I must assume, when there's an Arcen game patch that takes more than a day to come out :D   .....seriously, how you guys work as fast as you do, I'll never know.  I'd get like 20 minutes in and then have to take a break.  Another 20 and then the keyboard is broken because of bugs or something.

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Re: On the New Release Date: March 24th
« Reply #106 on: March 05, 2014, 12:01:20 PM »
Square made some of my favorrite games of all time. Then they seemingly forgot what they were doing and got caught up in cutscenes and shiny over gameplay. FF X was so boring at the start that it put me off the PS2 as a system for years. I mean you do nothing but watch the game play itself.

XIII is the world's best corridor simulation, and the first version of XIV was so bad that they had to basically rewrite it.

How the same people who produced so many timeless classics could come to this is a mystery, and it's sad.

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Re: On the New Release Date: March 24th
« Reply #107 on: March 05, 2014, 02:01:11 PM »
In case you didn't know Chris, I just wanted to say that the expansion for Diablo 3 comes out March 25th, as does the final DLC for Bioshock Infinite (after which Irrational Games is closing down).  I have seen you say that the sales for Valley 1 were hurt because it came out just before  Diablo 3 launched, and I don't want it to happen again.  I realize that TLF may not appeal to the same crowd as D3, but I would think most small companies would need to be wary of launching anything around the time that Blizzard does.

What I just read is: I won't be buying the Diablo 3 Expansion during the week of launch.  Sucks to be Blizzard.  ;)

I mean, really, I'm kidding myself - I don't buy games during launch week anyway.  I've got more great games than time to play them, so I always wait for sales.  I can count on one hand the number of launch-week purchases I've made in the last 5 years.  Skyward Collapse is one of them.  Bionic Dues would have been if I'd known about it.  Same for the SC expansion.  I'm thinking I might make another exception for TLF...

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Re: On the New Release Date: March 24th
« Reply #108 on: March 05, 2014, 06:36:05 PM »
I think I launched a lot of memories there. :P They're still AAA, in the sense that Hollywood spends the most amount of effort for the same result. Don't practically all AAA developers, bands, etc follow the same trajectory? Make good stuff, get famous, decay.

As for the hope; a porcine blimp would do, if not a fixed wing Porco Rosso... I'll miss Miyazaki senior.

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Re: On the New Release Date: March 24th
« Reply #109 on: March 10, 2014, 11:20:59 AM »
So, wait, is the 24th here still the release date?

I ended up re-buying Diablo 3 myself (my previous account had been annihilated by derpage awhile back) after hearing about all of the changes/improvements, and.... yeah.  They got a good thing going here.  The game's popularity is rising waaaayyyyyy faster than I thought it would.   I'd indeed say there's a definite chance of another "Diablo blasts your sales" sort of situation here.

I know I'll be getting that expansion, though in my case it wont affect the purchases of anything else.

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Re: On the New Release Date: March 24th
« Reply #110 on: March 10, 2014, 11:38:04 AM »
Nope, we've shifted to April, no worries. :)
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