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    RPGCast - Episode 205: "Paper Trashbin Fart Fighter"

    RPGCast - Episode 205: "Paper Trashbin Fart Fighter"

    What does 2012 hold? Cthulu is off to save the world on all platforms. Nintendo is going to offer DLC. The RPG Cast crew is designing a new iPhone game and fixing Final Fantasy.

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    RPGCast rocks!

    Don't let overcritical iTunes reviews get you down, Chris! The awkward pauses, unplanned silences, and flat-falling jokes are all part of the comedic timing and fun that's inherent in the show. Cut it out, and you'll be more of a straight-laced RPG-related video game podcast, but you'll lose so much of RPGCast's charm and earnesty. I've been a fan for almost 2 years now and still as big a fan as ever; don't change!

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    35 minutes in: I don't recall a nickname function in Persona 3 Portable, just the first/last name. Devil Survivor Overclocked DID ask for first, last and nickname though. (Unrelated, but does Tiansi sound Japanese enough to fit as a last name in the SMT universe?)
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    Don't recall P3P or P4 having one either, although Persona 2: Innocent Sin does have one. Was a nice touch to mix things up a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaymin View Post
    (Unrelated, but does Tiansi sound Japanese enough to fit as a last name in the SMT universe?)
    Be Tiansi if you like it. "Not really" was my immediate response to your question--even if you take Ti as Chi and Si as Shi, Chianshi definitely does not sound like a typical Japanese surname. But on the other hand, there are a lot of Japanese names in videogames, anime, light novels, etc. that are contrived, obscure, or odd (there are entire anime with casts of characters all with weird names that form puns and such). So actually, it doesn't matter. I think Tianshi or Chianshi sounds cool, certainly better than spending the entire game as Marshmallow or something.

    If you really want an authentic Japanese surname for your P3P character, look at some credits in a game manual for a nice looking name or find some simple phrase that you like that you can find kanji for. (E.g. If I wanted a Japanese-sounding alias...my name "Douglas" means something like "black/dark water" and was the name of a river... Kurokawa means "black river" and not only sounds like an authentic Japanese surname, it so happens to be a Japanese surname too!)
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    [Tangent]

    My favourite Japanese name pun belongs to a Touhou character, Keine Kamishirasawa.

    "Keine" (慧音) means "wise sound", which meakes sense, she's a teacher. Her surname "Kamishirasawa" (上白沢) literally means "upper stream of a white valley", which doesn't make much sense. However, the kanji 上白沢 can be read as "ue-hakutaku", which becomes "were-hakutaku". This refers to her ability to change into a hakutaku (A being from Chinese mythology) on the night of a full moon.

    The series is full of little jokes like this.

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    Awesome show guys.

    Chris, you said that you think if Final Fantasy can be fixed by keeping the old school style and polishing it as opposed to trying something new every time. That's exactly what Dragon Quest does (At least up to VIII) but you said in a negative way that "Dragon Quest is traditional for the sake of tradition." Check and mate!
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    When Lost Odyssey came out people complained that it was too traditional, too slow, and too closely resembled variously Final Fantasy games. It currently has an even lower critic score than FFXIII on gamerankings and, from what I recall, sold like ****. What makes people think that making the next Final Fantasy game a "traditional" JRPG would give people what they want?

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    They long for the, "Good old days"?

    There are segments of the fanbase that will never be satisfied. There are too many "sacred cows" that are held on to.

    Personally I've enjoyed each game more and more since 7 with one exception and if the series regressed I'd probably stop playing. That each title is fresh is willing to mix things up is the main thing that keeps me interested in the series and will keep me coming back in the future.

    And if you were thinking that the one title was Final Fantasy 9, you'd be correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThroneofDravaris View Post
    When Lost Odyssey came out people complained that it was too traditional, too slow, and too closely resembled variously Final Fantasy games. It currently has an even lower critic score than FFXIII on gamerankings and, from what I recall, sold like ****. What makes people think that making the next Final Fantasy game a "traditional" JRPG would give people what they want?
    Lost Odyssey has probably sold better than any non-ff console JRPG of this generation. The critic scores only really reflect the idiocy of the critics in question, and their naive belief that the new console generation would lead to a new paradigm in JRPGs, rather than a backwards step like FFXIII.
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    Nah man it sucks. I played it.
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    While I don't put much stake in critics and reviews, I do so more than the rantings of people around the net. My general experience is that those that dislike something crow a lot louder and longer than those that like it and are the least reliable source of how good or bad a game is.

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    Recettear is the item shop game, and Chantelise the action-RPG in the vein of the Ys games. Yay for mixing them up! ;

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThroneofDravaris View Post
    Nah man it sucks. I played it.
    Worse than Final Fantasy XIII? A game which was essentially a tube with huge chunks of painful cutscenes.

    Lost Odyssey might not have been the greatest RPG ever, but it seems difficult to justify giving Final Fantasy XIII a higher score.

    Also, if you want to talk about sales numbers, you must consider that Lost Odyssey was an Xbox 360 exclusive, something that was definitely detrimental for a JRPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyx View Post
    Recettear is the item shop game, and Chantelise the action-RPG in the vein of the Ys games. Yay for mixing them up! ;
    Hey, most shows wouldn't have even spent time wondering if there was a difference! Give me some credit!

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