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Ryu Mar 27, 2008

I'm not sure why Atlus gets all this love.  I guess I'll find out when I try Persona 3:  FES.

Kenology Mar 27, 2008

Co-sign.

There are so many great games I would've missed out on had Atlus not made it their sole priority to bring them over to this side of the Pacific.  I appreciated Atlus even more when Working Designs closed.

Megavolt Mar 27, 2008

I do too. ^_~  Without them there would've been no Tactics Ogre port, no Thousand Arms, no Kartia, no Persona 2, and no Ogre Battle 64 in the PS1/N64/Saturn era.  I'm glad that they grew more popular in the PS2 era starting with their localization of Disgaea.

Operation Darkness is another one that looks cool, and having been a fan of Metal Saga, it's hard to ignore.  It might push me to finally join the next generation by picking up an Xbox 360.

Adoru Mar 27, 2008

Yay! More FOE to run away from.

Now if only they could announce Growlanser VI, I'd be a happy panda.

I *heart* Atlus

Ryu Mar 28, 2008

Megavolt wrote:

Operation Darkness is another one that looks cool, and having been a fan of Metal Saga, it's hard to ignore.  It might push me to finally join the next generation by picking up an Xbox 360.

Yes, nothing says tactical RPG like werewolves, vampires, zombies, and Hitler...  I'm glad a demo is going to be available May 5th... I'll give it a shot.

http://www.atlus.com/operationdarkness/home.html

avatar! Mar 28, 2008

Ryu wrote:

Yes, nothing says tactical RPG like werewolves, vampires, zombies, and Hitler...  I'm glad a demo is going to be available May 5th... I'll give it a shot.

http://www.atlus.com/operationdarkness/home.html

Hehe, well I must say it has potential, and at least they're trying to give you a new and exciting storyline... besides what can be more rewarding than killing Nazis and Hitler?? smile
That being said, I would recommend trying it out first and seeing what the critics say, but hopefully it will be good. As for Etrian 2, I KNOW that's going to rock, and I bet Rondo of Swords is going to be fantastic too! Yup, love Atlus...

cheers,

-avatar!

Daniel K Mar 31, 2008

Ryu wrote:

I'm not sure why Atlus gets all this love.

Maybe because they're the only company (with a few exceptions) on this side of the millennium shift that has produced a RPG worth playing?

Ryu Mar 31, 2008 (edited Mar 31, 2008)

Daniel K wrote:
Ryu wrote:

I'm not sure why Atlus gets all this love.

Maybe because they're the only company (with a few exceptions) on this side of the millennium shift that has produced a RPG worth playing?

Which one for you?

Nevermind!  I saw your posts in the P3 thread.

Daniel K Mar 31, 2008

Ryu wrote:

Which one for you?

Nevermind!  I saw your posts in the P3 thread.

Most of their bigger projects during the 2000s have so far stood head and shoulders over the competition, IMO. If I have to pick a favourite it would be Persona 2 - Eternal Punishment, but P3, Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2, and Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne are all great as well (even though that last one is a bit of an acquired taste - too old-school for a lot of people today). The only RPGs of the PS2 generation that I can think of that I'd place on the same level as the above mentioned are Shadow Hearts 1 & 2. But that's just me...

allyourbaseare Apr 1, 2008

Signed.  They brought over "Skygunner" which is a good enough reason for me to love them eternally!

Zorbfish Apr 1, 2008

Angela wrote:

Anyone played New Blood, by the way?

Yes, played co-op and finished about a month ago. Although I can't compare it to any of the other games, I had a lot of fun with it. Co-op is definitely the best part and I can't imagine playing some of those levels solo.

Stephen Apr 2, 2008 (edited Apr 2, 2008)

Angela wrote:

Trauma Center: Under The Knife 2 for the DS is on its way.  Definitely looking forward to that.

Anyone played New Blood, by the way?  Still need to try that; it somehow got lost in my mad shuffle of games last November.

I played New Blood.  It's a competent game and the presentation is nicer than before, but I felt it was "more of the same."  The WiFi is worth it to see the mad skills of other players, as the scores for some operations is crazy.

In co-op mode, I heard there is a bug that prevents two people from working the tweezers.  For some reason, if one person has tweezers and the other person takes an action, the tweezers "drop" the item.
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It looks like Atlus is releasing a whole bunch of games starting in April.

I am eagerly awaiting Arcana Heart!

Ryu Apr 2, 2008 (edited Apr 2, 2008)

They previously announced another 360 game I just found about, a strat-RPG called Spectral Force 3:  http://www.atlus.com/spectralforce3/  The first two were never released in the US... that annoys me for some reason.  I wonder if they'll release the first two in the US if the 3rd one becomes popular.  Who would hate to have more console SRPGs?

shdwrlm3 Apr 2, 2008

I'm really looking forward to Etrian Odyssey II. The first one was extremely hardcore, and I loved every impossible second of it. Oh, that reminds me, wasn't there some sort of password in the first game to be used with the second?

My only problem with Atlus is that they print so few copies these games. I can't say I blame them, but it can be very difficult to find their games unless you pre-order.

I appreciated Atlus even more when Working Designs closed.

What ever happened to that Gaijinworks thing?

Sami Apr 3, 2008

For all the hype they're getting, somehow I've never liked the Atlus brand of RPGs enough to finish any of them. The games they've localized have variously been too high on loli, grinding and animu. Thus, for such a supposedly good RPG company, their only game that I've finished is a non-RPG, Trauma Center Second Opinion. I'm still willing to give P3 Fes a chance thanks to all the amazing praise it has received, but when games as varied as P2, SMT3, Disgaea, EO, Summon Night and Contact are misses with me, I really have to start thinking that all Atlus RPGs seem to have some common factor that I just can't stomach. Thus, the jury is still out, but there's already a possible hypothesis that I simply dislike Atlus and their games.

Qui-Gon Joe Apr 3, 2008

Sami wrote:

animu

Forgive me for temporarily hijacking the thread, but what the heck IS this spelling of anime?  Where did it come from and is it supposed to be insulting or something?  I think the first time I ever saw it was when I made the horrible, horrible mistake of asking someone "What's 4chan?" and then clicking the link.  x_x

Ryu Apr 3, 2008

I can't find a clear answer---so I'll take an uneducated guess with this site:  http://mightyblue.gamespite.net/category/animu/  There is a category for anime, where he talks about anime, and one for animu, where he gets nerdy about it.  This seems to be a common ground with the definitions at Urban Dictionary:  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=animu  The hell if I can figure out where it comes from.

Loli is a reference to what?  List of lists?  Short for 'lolita'?  I think it is the latter.   "Grinding" is a gameplay issue, which is my complaint for Disgaea and such games that require way too many fruitless hours, from what I know of the term.  That being said, I sympathize, perhaps even agree with, Sami's last sentence.  Here's hoping P3Fes helps me see the light?  wink

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