What do you think is better, PoG or Cythera?



  • I like PoG a lot better. I didn't play Cythera until a month or so before PoG, and just recently. The first time, I got into the hallway and quit. The second time, I got to the bandit's camp, died, and stopped playing. Anyone else have any opinions on which is better?

    Graphics-PoG
    Music-PoG
    Sound-PoG
    Fighting-PoG
    Easy to Play-PoG
    Overall-PoG

    The fighting in Cythera was terrible(no offense to Ambrosia). It was boring just pressing the same key and having turn-based fighting. I guess that it is unfair since PoG was released much later. The graphics in Cythera were okay, but PoG's are better.

    It's late, and it is getting increasingly difficult to see the compute screen in front of me, so I will continue this post tomorrow.

    Anyone else have any opinions?

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  • Uh, as you are posting this on the Cythera webboards, can't you guess what people are going to say?
    Also, you neglect to mention a vital component to RPGs- the story.
    Personally, I haven't really played enough of PoG to decide.

    Az

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  • You say: Graphics-PoG
    The graphics in PoG were good. However, they were not great, the overall visual effects were pathetic. For instance, those little 2-d butterflies that flew around, or the utter lack of lighting effects.
    You say: Music-PoG
    I dunno... PoG had two repetitive music tracks... Cythera, I don't really remember.
    You say: Sound-PoG
    Yeah, probobly...
    You say: Fighting-PoG
    Cythera crushes PoG here. Pog has two keys - z and x - to do all its functions. Fight, talk, ect. If that dosen't tell you alot about the game's terribility (Is that a word?), not much will.
    You say: Easy to Play-PoG
    Okay, Ibut only in the same sense that a peice of paper is eaiser than a computer to use.
    You say: Overall-PoG
    Hahahahaahahha!
    PoG is a poor excuse for a RPG. It is an adventure game, with a underdeveloped RPG element. Its combat system is inflexible and weak, like the coldstone spawened 'RPG' it is.
    The graphics may be flashy, but the game's world? Its so shallow its pitiful.
    Let's see you combine flour and water and kneed them and then bake ot make bread, milk a goat and churn the milk to make butter, put the butter on the bread and enjoy.
    Oh, That's right, you can't. In your poor excuse for an RPG you don't even have to eat food, ecept to heal yourself. The same with sleep.
    "Oh, i've been awake for a week, but I sprained my ankle, so I need to rest at the inn or eat some fruit.". Right...

    The fighting in Cythera was terrible(no offense to Ambrosia). It was boring just
    pressing the same key and having turn-based fighting.
    This from someone who plays PoG? Sigh...

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    Graphics-PoG
    Well, I sort of agree with you here. The ones in Cythera were too bright for my tastes, I like the dark colors in some areas of PoG better, but Bryce is right. Those poorly animated butterflies were obnoxious.
    Graphics: Tie

    Music-PoG
    No, I like Cythera's music far better. Especially the one when travelling outdoors on the mainland, I really like that song and its one of those few that if it repeats over and over it doesn't get annoying. PoG's music gets annoying, fast. (save that one outdoor song you don't hear a lot of)
    Music: Cythera

    Sound-PoG
    Yep, it wins hands down.
    Sound: PoG

    Fighting-PoG
    I don't know...they're two completely different systems (turn based vs real time) so you can't fairly compare them. I happen to prefer real time, so it'd be a biased judgement here.
    Fighting: No comment

    Easy to Play-PoG
    Yes, put a brick on the mouse key and go cook dinner, you're right. But that doesn't mean its more interesting or enjoyable than Cythera.
    Easy to Play: PoG

    Depth of Gameplay-Oops, you skipped this one
    Cythera is a lot more in depth than PoG, you can do almost anything you could in real life. (what's with no cute females? ;) ) You have to worry about the state of your character, if he's hungry, sick, tired (of playing PoG), or simply dead. You can also do many things to prepare for each of those eventualities. Yes, Cythera may be slow-moving, because its turn-based. Put a brick on one of the keypad numbers and it'll go faster than PoG however.
    Depth: Cythera

    Overall-PoG
    Overall? I don't know, I'd have to rate each game on each category and compare the totals for this to work out. But I also think you're forgetting that Cythera is 4-5 years older than PoG, so this comparison is rather unfair.
    Overall: No Comment

    (edit)Yeah, lets try not confusing the game names...(/edit)

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    Originally posted by Avatara:

    Music-PoG
    No, I like Cythera's music far better. Especially the one when travelling outdoors on the mainland, I really like that song and its one of those few that if it repeats over and over it doesn't get annoying. PoG's music gets annoying, fast. (save that one outdoor song you don't hear a lot of)
    Music: Cythera

    Well, actually, I forget what Cythera's music sounded like. It is better than PoG's, actually.

    Overall-PoG
    Overall? I don't know, I'd have to rate each game on each category and compare the totals for this to work out. But I also think you're forgetting that Cythera is 4-5 years older than PoG, so this comparison is rather unfair.
    Overall: No Comment

    I said that.

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  • ......reply?

    Graphics-PoG: I liked 'em better, for some reason.

    Music-Cythera: Eat me. The music in PoG sucked.

    Sound-PoG: True

    Fighting-Unfair comparison: Two different fighting engines.

    Easy to Play-PoG: arrow keys, z, and x. Can't get much easier.

    STORY -Cythera: the 'monster attacks capital and only you (yes you!) can leave and find a way to stop them' thing is over-used.

    Overall-Undecided: I don't know which one I like better. I played Cythera a lot more, but PoG is still fresh in my memory.

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  • Graphics - I guess I'd barely have to go with PoG. Graphically it was better in some aspects. The annoying little butterflies (and were there birds too?) weren't all that great. Cythera was a little lacking in the graphics department but they are also quite old. When Cythera first came out I thought they were really good.

    Music - Cythera hands down. Cythera had some good music, there were a number of types in different areas. PoG had only a couple of themes, they weren't that great.

    Sound - Can't decide. PoG flowed more with the sounds and they varied a bit more. Cythera had a sound for everything you did, which was cool, but they weren't exactly spectacular.

    Fighting - Cythera definitly. The whole two button thing kinda killed the control system for me in PoG.

    Easy to Play - PoG. Two keys, need I say more?

    Story - Cythera donimates here. Cythera was very twisting. You never knew what would happen. The end was not what you expected at all. PoG, you know that you'll save the city.

    Overall - Cythera. I just can't get enough of it. The gameplay was fun, the story interactive, and the possibilities endless.

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  • Hmm, I'll have to give Cythera another go with all the bangs and whistles turned on. I didn't have enough power for that, before.

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  • Ok, I'll make this short and sweet about one thing that < ahem! > everyone forgot.

    Chronicles- Coldstone Chrons (about PoG, no comments about anything else...) vs. Cythera Chrons.

    Coldstone- PoG? What can there be here? The storyline is so straight forward that there's no room for adventures within it. You go on the quest, you win, you go back to being stable master. Wup dee doo. Do you see PoG chronicles anywhere? No...

    Cythera- There is soo much room for expansion here. While you were on this quest, you did all sorts of side quests that might have nothing whatsoever to do with the main storyline. When you finish, life in Cythera goes on! Want proof? Read the board!

    Final Line: Cythera.

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    Originally posted by Mr. Somebody:
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    Thank whatever deities you believe in that you only mentioned PoG specifically. :p

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    Originally posted by Mr. Somebody:
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    You'll also notice, almost all of the Cythera chrons have nothing to do with the original storyline. They just use Cythera as a setting.

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    Originally posted by Avatara:
    **You'll also notice, almost all of the Cythera chrons have nothing to do with the original storyline. They just use Cythera as a setting.
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    Ah, that's what you think!

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  • Download-ability: Cythera.
    After getting incomplete downloads for PoG three times I gave up. :p

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