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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by MonCapitan2002 on Yesterday at 09:35:11 PM »
I read something awful.  Quentin Tarantino is apparently interested in befouling Star Trek with his taint.  The prospect of this overrated, egotistical hack getting a chance to ruin Star Trek further makes me sick to my stomach.  If either Paramount or CBS allow this to happen, I will have to regretfully break with the series permanently. 

He would forever befoul the series both in future and retroactively.  Star Trek is already on shaky ground with the dubious decisions made with Star Trek Discovery, they don't need to ruin the series further by allowing this fucking sack of shit to to degrade it even further.  To the powers at be.  Please see sense.  Don't let Tarantino destroy the series.
Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic
« Last post by Aeolus on Yesterday at 09:10:30 PM »
More games for consoles I don't own! Nadia is indeed the surprise pick (while simultaneously being kind of a "huh, you'd think it would've been in sooner" like Yamato was).

It's been building for a while but I realize that since I don't watch a lot of mecha anime anymore I basically don't have a clue what the new entries are at this point. For Z I had either never watched or never heard of Orguss, Aquarion, Daiguard, or Dancougar Nova (though to be fair on that last one I've never watched the original Dancougar either).

Well, this time G in Reconguista I know, but dropped after like 4 episodes (still on the backburner), Wataru is just the obligatory new 80s entry (feels like they'll never run out of those), I've never watched Cross Ange after hearing about some of the stupid scenes in the show, and I've never even heard of Buddy Complex.

All the new Mazingers are basically manga-only since as far as I know, Mazinger Z: The Impact did really poorly (A shame since I always like the modern take on 80s designs). Last animated Getter Robo was nearly 15 years ago too.

The newest entries for this game are Buddy Complex, Mashin Hero Wataru, Nadia and Reconguista in G. Previous game SRW V, introduced from this list: Mightgaine, Cross Ange, Mazinger ZERO and Crossbone Gundam (granted the main suit was in earlier games, but as suit only). Everything else on the list has either been in a dozen or more SRW games, featured heavily in the Z games, or is Dubine or Gundams ZZ and F91.

Orguss is fairly light but solid and has one of the most chill OPs in mecha anime (admittedly it does have a number of 80s tropes and a few hiccups on the side; I'm looking at you Sley).

First Aquarion series could be described as (or perhaps Dog Drugs?), while the second could be described as (because I also don't have a Dog Stare gif), and there is no third series (regardless as to what other people might pretend to believe).

Daiguard is basically its premise of Office Workers 9 to 5-ing a Giant Robot in the hopes of drumming up business until a proper Pacific Rim organization can form to actually save the world.

Dancouga Nova isn't as good as OG Dancouga because all of the MCs are unlikeable shitheels for the early parts and only get better later on (and really was only getting included into SRW for its token female MC to break up the sausagefests that SRW endgames devolve into, partnering up with OG Dancouga was just a nice plus for Z1).

As for the new shit in this game, Buddy Complex is about as Bandai the Numbers as you can get. It was practically assembled in a factory in Thailand and less exciting to watch than paint drying, which is why nobody gave a fuck when it was mercy killed instead of given a second season.

The only reason why I give a fuck about Cross Ange is due to the fact that they've already done it once before, and the first run is always played as straight as possible (Kallen x Hilda power hour perhaps? or perhaps that dragon chick might get to be relevant this time around?)

I failed to notice it before, but Zeta Gundam's in too. Which means another round of watching Kamille getting pissed off about his girly name yet again, which likely means that ZZ, CCA, F91 and Crossbone Gundams are Suits Only. At the very least there's no goddamn SEED Destiny this time around (although Cross Ange is effectively partially Gender Flipped GSD anyways).

Code Geass R2 was pretty weak, especially compared to R1, but its not as weak as its current SRW showings, so it has nowhere to go but up (although really, all you need is Lulu's ridiculous Command Aura shenanigans and Kallen being death incarnate).

Gurren Lagann though isn't likely to Tenga Toppa its Z3-1 showing (beyond not having Z3-2 following it; but that's as low of a bar as being a politician and not sexually harassing someone today).

And again, Nadia's a single Submarine. Even Yamato had fighter jets and a Reverse Homage to grandfather its way in, while Nadia doesn't even have fucking Getter 3 around for all of the inevitable water stages. Seriously, what even is this!? (And further, why haven't we gotten Sakura Taisen or Xenogears in a SRW yet (Seriously, a Submarine Robot Wars would be amazing just on concept alone; we already have FMP's Sub in Space; what's the harm in bringing a Blue Sub, a Sand Sub, and a Steampunk Sub, among others, along for the ride)?)

So in short, unless this cast list is actually being honest about which series is Mech Only, this game is going to be weak as hell (I can't wait to see the inevitable Japanese Highschool MC and Titty MacSP-Battery OCs).
Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Rook on Yesterday at 07:46:31 PM »
Pretty sure I recommended Alderamin when it was still new...yup, I did.

But what's this about the LN being canceled?  According to wikipedia there's another volume coming out in just a few days.  Looks like it's been releasing twice a year pretty consistently.

I went online to find out if there was ever going to be a season and read posts that the anime tanked and there are no more LNs coming out. I assumed it to be true because the internet is never wrong.

anime strike has Garden of Sinners. well done amazon.

besides the holy crap where did this WTF love triangle come from Samuari 7 was a lot of fun.
The Soundroom / Re: Favorite Albums of 2017
« Last post by Dincrest on Yesterday at 06:16:56 PM »
Oh.  (I have no idea who Kendrick Lamar is, so that's all I can say.  I live under a rock and mostly listen to obscure metal and punk.)

EDIT: On another note, my biggest disappointment for 2017 is the self-titled debut album from Prophets of Rage, a supergroup featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill.  Now, Public Enemy is my favorite rap group and Rage Against the Machine is one of my favorite bands (songs like RATM's "Bulls on Parade" and Public Enemy's "By the Time I Get to Arizona" still sound dangerous to this day.)  However, Prophets of Rage sounds rather... toothless.  Chuck D is a rap legend who's not afraid to "go there" and drop intense knowledge and RATM was such an explosive and innovative band... but none of that is present in Prophets of Rage.  It all sounds very superficial, very surface-level, too safe and too sanitized to the point of being almost politically correct.  I mean, these are times that demand explosively powerful music that can inspire a revolution and Prophets of Rage says they want to do that, but this album is too shallow to really do that.  It lacks danger.  The lyrics are hollow and the riffs lack creativity.  I should NOT be saying those things about Chuck D and RATM, since Chuck D is known for his incredible lyricism and RATM is known for their unbridled creativity.  Chuck D was able to rap strong with Anthrax, but is woefully overpowered by the guys in RATM.  And B-Real's performances feel phoned in.  I wanted to like this album, but came away feeling like I completely wasted my time listening to it.  They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and this was a terrible album founded on good intentions.

Sons of Apollo is a supergroup done right.  Prophets of Rage, on the other hand, is a supergroup gone wrong, where the whole is far less than the sum of its parts.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on Yesterday at 05:58:45 PM »
Mazinger Z: The Impact did poorly? That's a shame. Explains why we never got any Getter Robo series in the same vain, I guess.

Orguss and Dancouga Nova are two I've been meaning to get to, I just keep forgetting to watch them (and I have a half-dozen other old-school mecha shows to finish first).

I'm always up for more Train robots, though. And Gundam. Always Gundam.

Not really interested in Cross Ange, and Buddy Complex blew chunks, IMO.

Oh well, I think I'm too far behind to even think of catching up on this series at this point...a shame, since they're coming out are in English now...
Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 04:00:08 PM »
Anyone else try the Lost Sphear demo?  Impressions?

I'll just go ahead and say that I was surprised at how good it was.  Not that it was omg so good, but that it was surprisingly good, while I expected bland nonsense.  Needs English voices, of course, and the animation could use some work.  Also, movement is kinda slow.  But other than that, I was surprised at how interesting the world and story felt (being obviously on the side of evil, at least for the run of the demo). The "good guys" that you're fighting not all really feeling that "good", either, was interesting.  I legit wanted to know more.

The music is superlative.  Loved every tune, it was right up there with the best of Gust etc.

And, of course, the battle system: surprisingly fun and varied!  The one boss fight feels absurdly difficult, even though I did beat it on my first try.  I'm curious if that's what we can expect from all bosses in this game.
General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 03:52:52 PM »
First of all, you'd need an antiVIRAL. *pushes up glasses*

Second of all, I have no clue.  I just put it on 80% zoom for a week and then this Monday when I logged back in, everything was tiny, so I went back to normal zoom and it's all back to normal.
General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Starmongoose on Yesterday at 02:45:59 PM »
What antibiotics are you on, so I can ask my doctor.
Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Frostillicus on Yesterday at 12:42:42 PM »
The truest Elder Scrolls experience is spending 10 hours researching all the best mods, 2 hours installing them, 100 hours debugging and figuring out the load order, then playing 5 minutes and getting bored.

I laughed, cuz that shit is too true.

Wild Arms 2 - Climbed Telepath Tower. Found the legendary Booty Call tool along the way. It has already been quite useful in helping me locate some bountiful booty.
Anyway, I then watched the rather morbid enemy broadcast to the world from the top of said tower. Next, I climbed over Mt. Chug-chug, and ultimately got back to HQ. Received the next mission: to deliver a letter to some place whose(?) name I've already forgotten.
*All In all, I think it's a solid JRPG for its time (I never got around to playing the series in its day). A good follow up to the original. Enhanced in all the right aways (except for the battle sprites - yuck) . There's a lot more 'style', compared to the first game.
The poor translation to English is hilarious. The music however, is excellent. So very late 90s, yet so very good. Also, using radar to find towns and dungeons on the world map is really dumb.
General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on Yesterday at 12:01:30 PM »
I seem to have recovered from the Big Text virus.
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