Post by Nester the Lark on May 29, 2020 11:17:05 GMT -5
Here are a few more details:
The game will have an "imitate" feature, which basically means you'll be able to skin your character as various NPCs. This will be possible after collecting certain items, one of which are moogle stamps. In the original game, moogle stamps are used for unlocking tracks in the Blazin' Caravans minigame, so I wonder if that minigame has been removed. (No big loss if it has. It was just a klunkly Mario Kart clone.)
According to the PlayStation page, the game will include local couch co-op. I wonder how that will be implemented without each player having their own private screen.
Also, apparently you can have AI party members, which is something the original badly needed, although with online multiplayer, it's not as important here. (Not to mention, the AI party members in subsequent games were next-to-useless anyway.)
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 26, 2020 9:11:07 GMT -5
Here's a features trailer. It doesn't reveal much new except that the game will have a "free to start" model. A "Lite" version can be downloaded for free, and can be played online, but there are only three dungeons. However, they can join someone who has the paid version of the game and play through other dungeons, also.
Also, at 3:52... Wow, that is not what I imagined Siltzkin's voice to sound like.
I like that they've added voice acting for the characters, but I think it'll give the game a much different feel.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 8, 2020 11:00:43 GMT -5
Today, August 8, is the 17th anniversary of the original Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles on the GameCube.
Getting into this series was a bit of a slow burn for me. I actually rented the original right after it had first released. I thought it was OK, but it was just after I had rented the GameCube remake of Resident Evil, which was my first time playing a game in that series, and it left an impression on me. So, every time I started up Crystal Chronicles, I wished I was still playing Resident Evil.
Then, I went through my phase where I felt like I was over RPGs. It wasn't until I decided to try My Life as a King on WiiWare in 2008 that I thought I should give the series another shot. I absolutely loved My Life as King, and so I bought a used copy of the original game. It was then that it finally clicked with me, and I've been a fan since.
I've only ever played the original in single player, so I'm looking forward to trying the multiplayer mode in the remastered edition. (Hope the online doesn't suck.)
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 20, 2020 8:49:20 GMT -5
One week to release.
Also, it looks like there will be paid DLC, including eight skins of characters from other games in the series. (Source) They'll be available separately, as well as in a bundle.
*sigh* I'm sure I'll sucker into getting it. Eventually.
I do have to commend Square Enix for never forgetting about Crystal Chronicles, even if it's more niche and less successful than other Final Fantasy games. They've included several characters from it in the Dissidia mobile game, Sherlotta is in World of Final Fantasy Maxima, and music from it was included in the Theatrythm music game.
Also, seeing the skins for Yuri, Chelinka, and Sherlotta makes me want remakes/remasters of the DS games Ring of Fates and Echoes of Time with the graphical style of the original Crystal Chronicles.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 21, 2020 9:11:29 GMT -5
Square Enix has released a rather lengthy and detailed interview with some of the original members of the FFCC development staff, including Akitoshi Kawazu (producer), Kazuhiku Aoki (director), and Toshiyuki Itahana (character designer). It's a really good read.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: You know, you'd figure eventually I'd get a hang of the whole "personal tradition" thing. You'd figure.
Dec 2, 2020 11:03:35 GMT -5