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Square Enix announces Front Mission DS for North America
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Square Enix announces Front Mission DS for North America Reply with quote

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Along with its E3 lineup, Square Enix this morning announced that the Nintendo DS remake (dubbed “Front Mission 1st” in Japan) of the original Front Mission is slated for North America.

Front Mission is a turn-based strategy RPG, where players direct mechs on the field of battle in a 21st-century setting. This remake will include a multiplayer mode, along with other changes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been curious about this one, since Front Mission 3 was kind of a cult classic here, what the first one or two were like. I heard mixed opinions about 4, but most everyone seemed to like 3. I should troll eBay for that some time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I playued 3 and 4. They seemed really cool at first but then after only a few hours of play I just never pick it up again.

Cool soundtracks though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only briefly played 3, but 4 was one of the lamest TRPG's I've ever played. I just really hate linear TRPG's in the first place, but FM4 was probably the most blatant offender.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised they're bringing this one over but not the fifth...anyway, wasn't really satisfied with the demo of 4 from a long time ago, so I don't know if I'll pick this one up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Duke, how many books have you sold?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The E-celebrity returns!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LiQuid! wrote:
Hey Duke, how many books have you sold?

21.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idin Leis wrote:
I playued 3 and 4. They seemed really cool at first but then after only a few hours of play I just never pick it up again.

Cool soundtracks though.


Same here.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duke Otterland wrote:
LiQuid! wrote:
Hey Duke, how many books have you sold?

21.

Wait, is that including the ebook version? How many of each? Do you have any friends or relatives helping to inflate your sales numbers? I expected a better answer than that. Please assist.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front Mission 3 is, imo, one of the best SRPGs ever. seriously.

FM4 i thought was good, then i played 3 and realized what a piece of trash it is in comparison

im extremely excited to be getting this in the states, but really wonder why we arent getting FM5, i'd so much rather get that... hell the best case scenario would be getting both... make it happen S-E
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard of it...

I could probably pick up a copy of Front Mission 3 used for $10-$20. Worth the time/money?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes!

FM3 is simply amazing. the customization options are massive, the plot is actually good, the e-mail system is fun and very deep, and the combat is superb

the only downside is yes, it is linear

but i'd say its in my top 3 SRPGs, along with Bahamut Lagoon and Tactics Ogre
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LiQuid! wrote:
Duke Otterland wrote:
LiQuid! wrote:
Hey Duke, how many books have you sold?

21.

Wait, is that including the ebook version? How many of each? Do you have any friends or relatives helping to inflate your sales numbers? I expected a better answer than that. Please assist.

Well, most sales have come from my mom, who bought copies for her relatives who are afraid to shop online, but that figure includes both the E-book and physical versions, unfortunately. And getting an article about me in my local newspaper hasn't helped...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

randar23rhenn wrote:

but i'd say its in my top 3 SRPGs, along with Bahamut Lagoon and Tactics Ogre


Bahamut Lagoon fan? I'm convinced.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PipArchDevil wrote:
randar23rhenn wrote:

but i'd say its in my top 3 SRPGs, along with Bahamut Lagoon and Tactics Ogre


Bahamut Lagoon fan? I'm convinced.
you've played it? *eyes well up with tears of joy*
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bahamut Lagoon...

Isn't that the one where you had 4 people in a party. And each party was on the screen as one person, so when you got into battle, the screen would pop up like a typical FF game?

That game was so awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J.L.Jones wrote:
Bahamut Lagoon...

Isn't that the one where you had 4 people in a party. And each party was on the screen as one person, so when you got into battle, the screen would pop up like a typical FF game?

That game was so awesome.


Yeah you also had dragons that you fed items.

I loved the game but couldn't figure out too much with the dragons even using gamefaqs.

It would be cool to get a sequel or a remake with a better translation. Tactics party based combat with extra customization would be a great idea.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idin Leis wrote:
J.L.Jones wrote:
Bahamut Lagoon...

Isn't that the one where you had 4 people in a party. And each party was on the screen as one person, so when you got into battle, the screen would pop up like a typical FF game?

That game was so awesome.


Yeah you also had dragons that you fed items.

I loved the game but couldn't figure out too much with the dragons even using gamefaqs.

It would be cool to get a sequel or a remake with a better translation. Tactics party based combat with extra customization would be a great idea.
the dragons arent that hard to figure out, i used RPG Classics- http://www.rpgclassics.com/shrines/snes/bl/dragons.shtml

seriously, bahamut lagoon remake would be my #1 most wanted game easily.. probably ever

i would love if squaresoft brought that over a la FM



as far as staying on topic: i read on the gamespot preview of this that they're including 2 story arcs as compared to the one that was in FM 1st. i guess they're including the second game in with it... which makes me EXTREMELY happy, because tehre's no full or good translation as far as i know. ownage games though
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoyed 3 (played it through once) and I have yet to give 4 a chance from all the negativity I hear about it. Will keep my eyes on it.
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