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November 6th, 2006, 13:31
What's going on in the RPG world for portable gaming systems? Can you get a decent role-playing experience on the go? Join Mike Anderson as he starts a monthly quest to keep you informed on the hits and misses of RPGs on the GBA, DS and PSP!

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November 6th, 2006, 13:31
I get nothing when I click on the link???
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November 6th, 2006, 13:44
The correct link can be found in the 'More information' link or by clicking here.

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November 6th, 2006, 14:02
It's up now, thanks I'm really looking forward to The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion — I know it's probably going to be a hack and slash knock-off, but the screenshots I've seen look nice. Final Fantasy 3 looks great as well. Thanks for the update.
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November 6th, 2006, 14:05
I think it's worth to mention Bioware's upcoming Nintendo DS Title.
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November 6th, 2006, 14:16
I'm trying to keep the scope pared down to recent releases and stuff on the forseeable horizon. That way I look only at stuff that should be in the next few months.

I'm looking forward to the Bioware game also - and will track that as time progreses.

As for games that play as hack-n-slash, I have different tolerance and perspective on handhelds than my PC RPG's. So I'm really digging Dungeon Siege right now, after not thinking my of the 'Broken Worlds' expansion earlierthis summer …

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November 6th, 2006, 19:30
Well, I am sad to hear that there is no new Fire Emblem on the handheld horizon so far. I really enjoyed both of them on the GBA. Or at least hope they do an english release of the other FE …
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November 6th, 2006, 20:04
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Well, I am sad to hear that there is no new Fire Emblem on the handheld horizon so far. I really enjoyed both of them on the GBA. Or at least hope they do an english release of the other FE …
I think their focus right now is on the Fire Emblem for the Wii

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November 7th, 2006, 01:06
Why do you have to cover console platforms? Stay as pc-only site; otherwise, rpgcodex will be pretty much only reliable site left when it comes to crpg gaming news website.
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November 7th, 2006, 04:44
One article a month (if txa can keep up that schedule) will be barely noticeable. I decided more readers would benefit from occasional handheld coverage than would be harmed by skipping something once a month or two. We aren't planning any daily news or other coverage…just an occasional roundup.

There are arguably more TB games on handhelds than PC these days - I'm pretty sure a few Codex readers have a handheld.
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November 7th, 2006, 09:46
Well, I do think that handheld titles to be better than new PC RPG games with the exception of the occasional indie titles (although there has been a boom in that market in recent months with the Geneforge 4, Broken Hourglass and Eschalon Book I coming soon). And those people that manage to develop a really deep and engaging story with memorable characters (Well, even The Sims 2 on the GBA is a better at being an RPG than Dungeon Siege, and it is not strictly RPG but an adventure game) should receive more credit for their work and more coverage than half-baked titles like Dungeon Lords and pseudo RPGs like Oblivion.
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November 7th, 2006, 21:02
I really like this category, very useful (owning both a DS and a PSP atm)
And having a quick roundup every month is not really turning the PC focus of the site to console gaming. Never a bad thing to broaden your horizon, and there is space for a lot more categories when I look at the top of the page
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November 7th, 2006, 21:19
still resisting ='.'=
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November 7th, 2006, 21:58
Thanks for the feedback. I hope to do a bit more in-depth looks at specific games in the coming months. Specifically, those that are the most 'pc like', for example the recently released Dungeon Siege PSP game, and next year's D&D Tactics and Elder Scrolls games.

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November 8th, 2006, 14:36
How on earth do you get time to play all these games and still keep up with PC RPG's. You must have a very understanding wife.

Favourite RPGs of all time: Wizardry 6, Ultima 7/7.2, Fallout2, Planescape Torment, Baldurs Gate 2+TOB, Jagged Alliance 2, Ravenloft: The stone prophet, Gothic 2, Realms of Arkania:Blade of destiny (not the HD version!!) and Secret of the Silver Blades.
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November 8th, 2006, 14:46
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How on earth do you get time to play all these games and still keep up with PC RPG's. You must have a very understanding wife.
(1) This edition covers everything since ~last November.
(2) There aren't many cRPG's to keep up with.
(3) I didn't play every game on the list - for example, the Pokemon games, Contact DS and Astonishia Story on the PSP are some that I haven't played but have kept tabs on.
(4) I don't sleep much

Since early this summer I've stopped buying *every* handheld RPG in hopes of them being good - I was starting to accumulate some very expensive crap.

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November 8th, 2006, 18:28
Mike Anderson? I think the name of the guy that reviewed the NWN premium modules and also one of the Gothic games on GamerDad is called Mike Anderson.
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November 8th, 2006, 18:30
He's my doppelganger … hey, he even stole my avatar! The outrage!

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November 8th, 2006, 22:30
*Shhhh* Don't tell GamerDad we borrowed him - they'll want him back in one piece.
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November 9th, 2006, 09:05
Damn those doppelgangers!

Speaking of which, I really hated them in BG1..
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