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Well Stealth, I doubt anyone here will be able to answer that question, since it's a question mankind has been asking since they first achieved sapience all those thousands of years ago.

 

With regards to RPGs, I've finished nearly every one I've bought or borrowed, with only about five being the exception. (Final Fantasy X-2 being one of them. Just.. what?) I'm a great lover of RPGs, and I tend to play them twice. The first run is what I call the 'Speed Run' or 'Story Run' which is exactly as it sounds. I race through the main story as fast as I can, put my sword into the last bosses' face and watch the credits roll. Depending on how much I like the game, I'll do a second playthrough, the 'Scenic Route' playthrough, where I can wander around these vast worlds at my leisure and doing all the sidequests, because I know what 's going to happen now. Some games won't make this cut. FFV for example. Ugh.

 

Of course, with this gen, there have been a few games that have warrented a new kind of Scenic Route playthrough, which is the Trophy Run. I usually reserve this for games that I really really enjoy, with the aim of nabbing me a platinum trophy. In fact, the few platties I've got have come from these runs, which is basically my seal of approval toward these games. It's no surprise I'm currently playing Skyrim again, for about the seventh time.

 

That's how I've approaced the RPG Dilemma. As for the buying fewer games? I have a low paying job, so I tend to chose my purchases very carefully.

2 years, 5 months ago on A role-playing gamer’s dilemma

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If this wasn't on my radar before, it certainly is now. Hopefully this team up between level 5 and Ghibli will be just as good as a certain Disney/ Square Enix team up...

2 years, 6 months ago on Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch debut English trailer

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 @AlanTryth Yeah, I've noticed a distinct lack of flight combat games this gen! A bonus level where you help take sown Sovereign or something could be a lot of fun.

2 years, 6 months ago on The potential fallout of BioWare's new Mass Effect 3 ending

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I can see why some folk are upset with the ending for ME3, especially since I've spent a lot of time trying to get the best possibe outcome, only to end up with an ending sequence that made very little sense. Oh, and discounted all those decisions I'd made. I'd still recommend Mass Effect to anyone though, because it's one heck of a ride, even if the destination is stupid. Well, as it's April, I'll wait until Bioware open their gob and tell us what's coming next.

2 years, 6 months ago on The potential fallout of BioWare's new Mass Effect 3 ending

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