I'm wondering about a couple of games and whether they are a good deal for the money and their play value.
One is Vandal Hearts (the original). I know this is a strategy/rpg and I've not played any actual strategy games. I am into a wide range of genres and also like a bit odd games or some that are passed over but have a certain character about them. I'd probably prefer a less intensive strategy game or one that incorporates a bit of exploration and more variety. I know that there are straight strat games that are very hardcore and I do want to play one at some point. Vandal Hearts seems interesting though and I like Konami pretty well. Is it worth getting at 30 bucks?
Also, I'm curious about Breath of Fire 4. I have seen alot of screens, but I can't get any idea of what the dungeons are like in these. I've read that the game has a very plodding story. Does anyone know about this game?
Finally, I was thinking of getting the Sega Genesis collection as it has three Phantasy Star games. I understand many consider these genuine RPG classics. I am one who is tolerant of the old style of play and am just fine with good gameplay and leveling up and exploration. I'm not stuck on graphics and CG showiness. I like good games however old they are.
I saw Dragon Age Origins and a couple expansion packs available on PSN - not interested since I have DAO on the PC, but IMO it's a pretty good RPG albeit a lot of conversation scenes - you hafta be pretty careful what you say to your companions since they could take offense and wind up dumping your arse right before you gotta take on a boss or two .
In particular, don't try jumping into the sack with one female companion and then another one right afterwards - they tend to not like that much, sorta like real life .
If you liked Neverwinter Nights 1 or 2, you'd probably like DAO.