Right now I woulnd’t mind a PC version of Jade Empire.I finally got a decent computer;I’ll probably be on the look out for PC RPG’s till the end of the year.I’m currently playing KOTOR II (while I try to solve the hardest puzzle I ever found in a Myst game).
I’m not too well informed on what’s about to be launced for the PC tho, in terms of RPG’s anyways.
I’m also looking forward to Grandia III even though I don’t have a PS2.
Definitely Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance as well, i’ve been hooked on that series ever since playing the GBA games. Oblivion looks amazing and will probably be a title i’ll pick up with th Xbox 360.
On the PSP side I just was Ys: Ark of Nephatism to come out.
PSU looks ok (wow, a game from Sega with very high production values for a change!), and if Dragon Age delivers everything it promises, then I’ll be in party-based role playing heaven once again. Although Baldur’s Gate 2 could have used an extra coat of polish or two in some areas, no other RPG has managed to surpass the overall experience it offers gamers in my opinion. In fact, the main reason why I loved the NWN’s expansion packs was because BioWare took the gameplay back into familar BG2 territory (with characters that interacted with you and other NPCs all the time). Of course, your companions still weren’t controllable like they were in BG 1-2.
Final Fantasy 12 isn’t supposed to arrive on our shores until some time in 2006. Now, I’m not sure if this is because the game is going to be a nightmare to localise, or if it has something to do with Sony’s lapdogs at Square-Enix wanting to steal some of the Xbox 360’s thunder in America and Europe (I wonder how long they plan to delay the game in Japan? Until the Xbox 360 launches maybe?). One thing is for certain, however: FFXII is going to seem horribly dated in comparison to the likes of the normal-mapped Gears of War.
FFX and FFX-2 were so incredibly overrated that I don’t think FFXII has much of an uphill struggle to surpass them. We shall see.
What kind of computer parts did you end up getting Gehn?
For PC RPGs, there isn’t a lot at the moment, although Geoffrey tells me that Vampire is worth playing. Also, Dragon Age is coming out at some point in the future, although Bioware haven’t confirmed a release date yet as far as I know. Fable: The Lost Chapters is coming out soon (it might already be out actually) if you can be bothered playing through it again for the new features. Also, Obsidian is planning to release Neverwinter Nights 2 at some point in the future.
I’m not really that interested in Grandia III. I guess if you liked the previous Grandias, it should be a solid title, but the story doesn’t seem very interesting from what I’ve heard of it (for me, at least).
[quote=“Scott”]I always wanted to try out Morrowind, and I havn’t thrown myself into a game for a long time, so I might get Oblivion =)
Looks good, big, and long - just how i like them =D[/quote]
Hopefully Bethesda will successfully fix the problems found in Morrowind. From what I’ve heard, they’re definitely trying…
Final Fantasy XII is supposed to contain a new, real time battle system, so it’s pretty much going to be a completely different game combat-wise. Could be worth checking out. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be as sexed up as FFX-2, at least.
I’m looking forward to that as well as the aforementioned NWN2 and Dragon Age, but I’m not expecting those until 2006 as well.
This year is mainly Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and maybe Digital Devil Saga 2 (I haven’t made up my mind yet if I want the first one, but if I get it I’ll get the second so I can finish the storyline).
They’re only sorta RPGs but I’m also looking forward to Lost in Blue for the DS and Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life (GC) and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town (GBA) just because I want to be a girl farmer and see what all the harvesting fuss is about. It also seems like a nice counterweight to all the death and destruction in other games.
Being a huge fan of Morrowind, I’ll definetly be getting Oblivion for the 360, from what I’ve seen the game is looking fantastic. Also, I intend to get Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones for my GBA sometime soon.
I’m also interested in the games Mistwalker is making for the Xbox 360 (Blue Dragon and Lost Odysee) although i’ve not really seen enough of them to decide if they will be any good… and they probably won’t be out this year either, unless one of them is a launch title. At least it’s good to see that the Xbox 360 has a decent RPG line-up at launch.
Well I had mine for 5 years now.But this also has it’s dissadvantages mind you.
One of my beloved games ((which i played on my old computer with an unworthy framrate) - Soul Reaver 2 doens’t run in this one.You’d say it’s not hardware related.Maybe it’s because I’m using XP and i was using 98 before.Well truth is I made the siwtch to 98 in the compatibility thingy of the . .exe file and I still get a sort of balck/orange screen with some of the images that should be there in a trasnparent fashion.I can’t see a damn thing!Sound is A ok tho.
I still haven’t checked for XP patches online tho.
Now that I finally did my Math final exam (which didn’t go as I expected
Running a 3.2 ghz P4, 2 gigs of DDRAM, ATI Radeon X800 256MB, all with a 17" widescreen monitor.
Oh, did I mention it’s a laptop?
(Well, technically it’s a laptop, but I can’t actually use it on my lap because it blocks all the exhaust ports, it only lasts for 45 minutes without being plugged in only running MS Excel, and it weighs about 15 pounds…)
haha, i was about to mention all those points =P
at least you can brag tho
And gehn, I assume you are putting it together yourself? I was considering a simillar setup - but i’m ok with my AthlonXP 2500+ (@ 2.1ghz) based setup - works fine for most games at the moment! Hopefully Oblivion won’t be too much of a jump for it.
[quote=“Gehpnaet”]One of my beloved games ((which i played on my old computer with an unworthy framrate) - Soul Reaver 2 doens’t run in this one.You’d say it’s not hardware related.Maybe it’s because I’m using XP and i was using 98 before.Well truth is I made the siwtch to 98 in the compatibility thingy of the . .exe file and I still get a sort of balck/orange screen with some of the images that should be there in a trasnparent fashion.I can’t see a damn thing!Sound is A ok tho.
I still haven’t checked for XP patches online tho.[/quote]
That’s quite strange… Soul Reaver 2 runs fine on my Windows XP machine. I wonder if it’s a compatibility issue with nVidia cards. I’ll test my copy on my friend’s nVidia card at some point for you.
I remember having a similar problem with the Soul Reaver 2 demo, while the retail version worked fine (running XP and an ATI video card). I’ve read through some threads on the official forums and here’s what you can try: first of all install the patch, and if that doesn’t work maybe this tweak can help (even though the 6600 GT shouldn’t have this problem).
Abadd : I can’t stand working with laptops actually using my lap
Scott : actually I asked for the shop where I bought the components to do it because I had to be away and people at home needed the computer.I hope that’s what you meant.
Solo : I won’t tax but I would much obliged if you could do that
Donut : Stop lurking and refresh that posting average!Oh and thanx
I’ve actually been to the EIDOS forums today searching but I couldn’t find much.
Geoffrey : I keep hearing people saying KOTOR 2 is bugs-a-plenty but I’m playing it right now and I haven’t really experienced much bugs.Collision related ones occasionally but that’s all.In my anyways I’m finding this sequel better than the first one…
Wait until you reach the end. KOTOR 2 was genuinely good, but it wasn’t all it could have and should have been. The game definitely feels incomplete towards the end, and fits of slowdown in the Xbox version is never a good sign.