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  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 22 hours ago

    @lanmao - It has worn out its welcome with me. By the time I finished Fates I found myself hoping that they move on from that in future installments. I was grateful for Echoes’ return to more traditional FE—which thankfully did not contain waifu and relationship simulators.

    Posted in Happy Anniversary to Fire Emblem Awakening, the Game That Saved Fire Emblem

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 22 hours ago

    @nadiaoxford - An additional factor that warrants mention is that Awakening marked Fire Emblem’s return to handheld consoles.

    The original North America Fire Emblem (Blazing Blade) and Sacred Stones—both GBA titles—posted stronger sales than the subsequent console games, Path of Radiance (GC) and Radiant Dawn (Wii). While I am definitely a fan of the console FE titles, there are plenty of fans who maintain that the series lends itself to on-the-go gaming.

    I suppose that makes Switch the ideal console for FE titles—you get the best of both worlds.

    Posted in Happy Anniversary to Fire Emblem Awakening, the Game That Saved Fire Emblem

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 8 days ago

    It is a relief to see the developer recognize the fine line between evolution and tradition. The last thing long time DQ fans want is the “Noctis-ing” of their games. Warmth, tradition and nostalgia are alluring forces in a JRPG and DQ can succeed by growing its base as opposed to abandoning its base in an attempt to appeal to a new western audience.

    Posted in Dragon Quest XI's Battle to Win a New Generation of Fans is Becoming Urgent

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 9 days ago

    @AceOfCakez - Agreed. I have been waiting for Square to drop news of a KH 3 delay into early 2019 for several weeks now. I became more certain that a delay was imminent when Square announced DQ XI’s September release date.

    Why have two of their premier titles go head to head by releasing them within a 6 or 8 week window? Is it unprecedented? I suppose not. Just not sure it is the wisest business move (which is exactly why Square is likely to do it I suppose).

    Posted in Report: Kingdom Hearts 3 Release Date Listed by Retailer

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 10 days ago

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed Boston,@Kat.Bailey. As for the cold weather, wasn’t it Mark Twain who said: “I never spent a winter so cold as a summer in San Francisco...”

    Thank you for sharing my quote re: Alliance Alive. My opinion of the game has become increasingly positive as I work my way through it. I suspect it will be one of those hidden gems that fans of the genre discover a few years down the road.

    @Nadiaoxford - Much like your friend, FFXV nearly brought me to tears—just for a very different reason. I had to come to terms with the fact that after 10 years of waiting, this truly was it. ;-)

    Hearing Kat say that she does not much care for action RPGs made me smile. Hear! Hear! Sentiments like those are why I enjoy listening to you so much.Edited 2 times. Last edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Axe of the Blood God Wraps Up PAX East!

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 16 days ago

    @Jonnyboy407 - Exactly right—the game’s combat is terrific. Given all of the negative things I have heard and read about Alliance Alive, part of me is left wondering if I am playing the same game as those people. It is too bad that this game has flown under the radar and will go unappreciated by most fans of the genre. From my perspective, it is definitely a stand out title in the 3DS library.

    Posted in Did Square Enix Make a Mistake by Not Putting Dragon Quest XI on the 3DS?

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 17 days ago

    While only 7 or 8 hours in, I am finding The Alliance Alive to be a vastly better game than many outlets (Nintendolife aside) have suggested. The story may not be genre-defining, but it is well-developed and far more interesting than certain big budget titles of recent year (cough, cough...Final Fantasy XV).

    Combat is where Alliance Alive really shines. Comparisons to games like SaGa Frontier and Romancing SaGa are both welcome and appropriate. Traditional leveling up has been replaced with a system that upgrades skills as they are used in battle.

    Alliance Alive ranked among my most anticpated releases of 2018 (with Octopath Traveler and Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology) and it has not disappointed. Nostalgia may be a powerful force, but the game has more going for it than fond memories of years past. With a little luck, we will soon see Jeremy authoring a piece that highlights the game’s strengths—similar to what he did for Legend of Legacy:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.usgamer.net/amp/below-the-cut-legend-of-legacy-a-3ds-tribute-to-the-vanishing-rpg-nicheEdited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Did Square Enix Make a Mistake by Not Putting Dragon Quest XI on the 3DS?

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 18 days ago

    Short answer — it was an entirely unforced error for Square not to bring the 3DS version west. Nintendo had published previous DQ installments on its consoles, so if cost was Square’s motivation, they could have sought assistance from Nintendo.

    Switch may be all the rage these days, but the 3DS retains an incredible install base and that version of DQ XI has a charm that the PS4 version simply lacks. Penny wise, pound foolish decision on Square’s part.

    Posted in Did Square Enix Make a Mistake by Not Putting Dragon Quest XI on the 3DS?

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 23 days ago

    @nadiaoxford - Thanks! I don’t know why I thought I read that it was unique to the western release. Appreciate the clarification.

    Posted in Dragon Quest XI is Engineered to Try and Woo a Western Audience (Again)

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 23 days ago

    The positive news from my perspective is the inclusion of the new Draconian Quest (i.e. Hard) mode. Recent JRPG releases like Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology have benefitted from the inclusion of a Hard mode and I am inclined to think that DQ XI will too.

    Beyond that, I am disappointed that we will not see the 3DS version in NA. The 2D retro graphics in that version were terrific and DQ games lend themselves to on-the-go gaming. For a series that is largely built on nostalgia value, it is sad to see the 3DS version of the game left out.

    My hope is that Nintendo will step-up and localize DQ XI for the west as they have with most recent Dragon Quest releases. It would be a fitting closure to the 3DS library.Edited 4 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Dragon Quest XI is Engineered to Try and Woo a Western Audience (Again)

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