QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ Jun 15 2006, 10:21 PM)
that's because KOTOR II wasn't made by Bioware
The name of this game has always been Enchanted Arms the english title was modified slightly to make more sense to a Japanese audience. If you watch the trailer on the XBLM it makes more sense
I think the game looks really good, my GF who is a rabid RPG fan is really excited for it. 1up.com got an early copy of the Japanese version and did nothing but complain about how bad they thought it looked They compared it to Grandia III on the PS2 and said THAT looked better. They even did side by side comparisons. I mean Grandia III is a good game don't get me wrong but graphics wise it looks like total trash compared to Enchanted Arms
there is a trailer on XBLM??!
i also saw a weekly show video from 1up where they compared eM to grandia 3, they showed a clip from eM showing the city most of us have seen in pics/vids (colorful city with carnival and balloons) just to cut to a clip of grandia 3 showing ugly brown dirt ground and A rock. i was looking at this and thinking WTF are these people smoking, at least make an effort to do a good comparison.
QUOTE(lowendfrequency @ Jun 16 2006, 08:38 AM)
I guess the phrase "true RPG" is a bit opinionated. Perhaps "classic RPG" would be a better way to describe what I'm talking about. I've never played Grandia, so I can't comment, but just because a game isn't a classic rpg in my eyes doesn't mean that I think it sucks. I'm just trying to convey how I feel about RPG gaming on the xbox consoles. Everyone says "Sure, we've got a few good RPGs", and while I'll agree that we have a few good fantasy games, not a single title on either console has satisfied my RPG craving, because I am looking for a classic japanese turn-based RPG. That's all I meant.
I'm pretty excited for eM as well. Looks to be what we've been missing, the story sounds decent, the cinematics look great and I hear that character development is pretty good as well. I'm suprised that some people complain about the graphics. While I don't see any crazy bump or specular mapping, the textures, colors and detail look phenomenal.
like i said, i understood what you meant, but times have changed and there are many different versions of RPGs now and im not including games that just "include RPG elements". I agree that while nothing really crazy is being done graphically (i do see some
bump mapping) it is a very solid and clean looking game.
and yes, of the 3 main characters shown (guy in blue with black hair, blonde guy in colorful outfit, and main character) the blonde guy was reported to be gay by 1up in the same video that i was describing to twisted. maybe they were just expressing their opinion of him
but i swear i remember them mentioning of how he is there for the "comic relief" and then mentioning the game not hiding his....ummmm.....preference