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Kingdom Hearts II Sells A Million 61

Opposable Thumbs reports that Kingdom Hearts 2 has sold a million copies here in the states. From the article: "Squeenix deserved this home run, and it'll be interesting to see how well Final Fantasy XII does in America after its perfect score in Japan, but lukewarm reception of the demo in North America. Even with Final Fantasy there are no guarantees, and Squeenix has to be glad they have another high-performing franchise under their belt so that the big-haired emo kids of FF don't have the burden of the entire company on their shoulders." It really does get better after the first two hours.
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  • by ADRA ( 37398 ) on Wednesday May 03, 2006 @06:57PM (#15258201)
    RPG's as a word simply means different things to different people. I've had it described as eastern vs. western games in the past. In the one extreme, you have the japanimation crowd who've come from the manga/anime world and like to be a part of a story.

    There's the other group of RP'ers that've played the D&Ds or played out in the back yards doing this or that playing make believe. They more enjoy being someone of focus and allowing the story to flow around them.

    You have two groups of people who've experienced fantasy in completely different ways. Often people that enjoy one form of it hate the other. Now that video games can 'become' as open as playing in your back yard, the second audience can get their fill from video games as the before-mentioned group has for the past 20 years.

    Both camps have the same right to like/hate each other's 'version' of RPG becasue they're both uniquely different in how the games work. So, how do we 'fix' this obviously flawed interpretation of RPG? We call both seperate genres seperately. Maybe:

    Story driven role - The story drives the direction/purpose with the character there to experience it
    Role driven story - The character creates the story by their actions

    Done! =)
  • Hypocritical (Score:3, Insightful)

    by DoctaWatson ( 38667 ) on Wednesday May 03, 2006 @08:12PM (#15258718)
    You claim that that your previous statement that there's a "dearth of RPG's worth buying".

    People disagreed, citing many wonderful games that have come out recently.

    You respond, saying that they don't hold any interest for you... ...and then you have the nerve call the people who did play them snobs!

VMS must die!