Rpgs

{"content":{"id":1351,"title":"Box Art for the Same Japanese Game, Sold to Different Markets","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nFor the non-Japanese market:\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/456.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nAnd for the Japanese market:\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/457.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e","publication_date":"2020-06-27T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-04-28T23:04:46.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-05T18:19:32.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japan\"\u003ejapan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=design\"\u003edesign\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=science_fiction\"\u003escience_fiction\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japan\"\u003ejapan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_nineties\"\u003ethe_nineties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rpgs\"\u003erpgs\u003c/a\u003e"}

Box Art for the Same Japanese Game, Sold to Different Markets

For the non-Japanese market:

And for the Japanese market:

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Daily Links

Another fine Oblivion moment. Again, very good, not the best, but there's no other game like it.

{"content":{"id":1136,"title":"Daily Link","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nOblivion might not have been the best Elder Scrolls game, \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6hVmn9FM7o\"\u003ebut it sure had its moments\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-25T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-19T01:55:16.000Z","updated_at":"2020-02-19T01:55:16.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=daily_links\"\u003edaily_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rpgs\"\u003erpgs\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=grand_and_intoxicating\"\u003egrand_and_intoxicating\u003c/a\u003e"}

Daily Link

Oblivion might not have been the best Elder Scrolls game, but it sure had its moments.

{"content":{"id":512,"title":"Super Mario RPG (1996)","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/1b4.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI've not liked video games before, but this gave me a special kind of profound disappointment, not commensurate with the ~$5 I payed for it on the Wii Store (RIP).\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI spent roughly twenty years hearing about how great this is and hearing it called a classic. It's the same boring Mario look and the same boring Mario plot (Bowser kidnaps the Princess... with a twist). It's the most tedious gameplay a JRPG has ever had, and in a genre that's driven by story, you can't do much with characters whose personalities are one word or less.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-30T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-01T16:49:22.000Z","updated_at":"2019-03-30T00:14:17.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=overrated\"\u003eoverrated\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=snes\"\u003esnes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=jrpgs\"\u003ejrpgs\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rpgs\"\u003erpgs\u003c/a\u003e"}

Super Mario RPG (1996)


I've not liked video games before, but this gave me a special kind of profound disappointment, not commensurate with the ~$5 I payed for it on the Wii Store (RIP).

I spent roughly twenty years hearing about how great this is and hearing it called a classic. It's the same boring Mario look and the same boring Mario plot (Bowser kidnaps the Princess... with a twist). It's the most tedious gameplay a JRPG has ever had, and in a genre that's driven by story, you can't do much with characters whose personalities are one word or less.

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Fallout 2 (1998)

Roughly the point where I lost interest in the game.

When I was about 15, a friend of mine strongly encouraged me to play this. It's too bad, because I probably would have liked it if I'd played it back then. Now a complicated RPG feels like doing chores, and what teenage me would have thought was dark and edgy seems bland and drab.