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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on Today at 12:01:30 PM »
I seem to have recovered from the Big Text virus.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic
« Last post by Hathen on Today at 11:48:36 AM »
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.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 11:41:03 AM »
When the motherfuck do you get a fortitude field skill? It's killing me, passing all these things that I can't use or open or swim through cuz NO ONE HAS FORTITUDE!!!

Edit: So I found out I'll get it pretty soon. Sorry for the rant. Game rocks!

I've been really feeling it as well. I hate the fact that they introduce branching quests with a skill check that required two skills that I didn't have at all.

At least I've almost obtained another Rare Blade, so that Nia can have a full set at last (of course, I'm probably going to need to have the Core Crystal recharge first).
I've got about 11 or 12 rare blades now. Most of them through common crystals believe it or not. Rare blades are actually pretty aggrivating with their special requirements for leveling up and such....not all of them but a few are pushing my buttons to say the least. What annoys me most is how FUCKING RANDOM the blade is that you'll get. Rex keeps getting tanks and healers, while Nia gets healers and tanks as well. Sucks that all the ring blades are attached to beasts too...they look stupid.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Aeolus on Today at 11:28:59 AM »
When the motherfuck do you get a fortitude field skill? It's killing me, passing all these things that I can't use or open or swim through cuz NO ONE HAS FORTITUDE!!!

Edit: So I found out I'll get it pretty soon. Sorry for the rant. Game rocks!

I've been really feeling it as well. I hate the fact that they introduce branching quests with a skill check that required two skills that I didn't have at all.

At least I've almost obtained another Rare Blade, so that Nia can have a full set at last (of course, I'm probably going to need to have the Core Crystal recharge first).
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic
« Last post by Aeolus on Today at 11:23:02 AM »
http://www.siliconera.com/2017/12/11/super-robot-wars-x-announced-ps4-ps-vita-japan-asia/

New SRW announced.

Code Greatass R2, Gundam ZZ, Gurren Lagann, Reconguista in G and Cross Ange are the highlights.
Lost track on all these recent Mazingers and not familiar enough with Dunbine or Wataru to know how they'll interact.
More Mightgain and Crossbone is never bad.
Nadia's the 'what the crap' pick (and even more strangely is not getting paired with Gargantua).
And the rest are likely to be post plot/unit only (aside from Buddy Complex, which was so bad that Bandai canceled and replaced it with Cross Ange; I guess that makes it a highlight too, even if they've got to play it straight this time).

Here's to the Kallen x Ange power hour.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 08:40:29 AM »
When the motherfuck do you get a fortitude field skill? It's killing me, passing all these things that I can't use or open or swim through cuz NO ONE HAS FORTITUDE!!!

Edit: So I found out I'll get it pretty soon. Sorry for the rant. Game rocks!
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The Wizard of Lies is a pretty good biopic about Bernie Madoff.  Robert De Niro is still brilliant when he actually gives a shit about the role he's taken.  Highly recommended to anyone with even a passing interest in fraudsters (or sociopaths for that matter).
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Aeolus on Yesterday at 11:43:35 PM »
What do you mean by markers? The little green dots that are plastered everywhere and are indistinguishable from one another?

Press X.
Select your current Titan.
Select the Landmark closest to your desired location.
Read the controls text on the bottom right hand corner of the screen (because the game does a piss poor job of actually explaining the map without making you hit up an informant; also in actually letting you navigate said map since it requires using a secondary set of controls to do it).
omg why

Its kinda annoying when you have multiple stops to make within the same area (towns namely) and you have to navigate to your current map every time you want to fast travel.


Meanwhile Chapter 4 is basically straight out of a Giant Robot Anime (so put a check in that box), but continues the theme of Poppi being the best character, meanwhile Tora's a vast improvement over Tatsu, even if he still doesn't measure up to Riki. Kinda disappointed that Poppi doesn't have or start with a Rocket Punch (because she's basically a Mazinger Z homage) though she does have a Rust Tornado variant, and she might be pulling other moves from Great Mazinger and such. Then again, I haven't played around with her elements or class yet (mostly because an Earth Tank is working pretty well for what I've got going right now).

Also, my earlier joke about this sounding like JRPG Fantasy Highlander is pretty fucking-on-the-nose so far. Most of the dialects are variations on Irish or Scottish accents, as is quite a bit of the terminology.

Also also, I've pulled two Rare Blades (both on Rex; Bird Brain and Thunder Chick), which when taken alongside the two the game gave me for free, has helped my field skill set diversity quite a bit.
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General Games / Re: Fighting Games
« Last post by kofvscapcom on Yesterday at 11:10:53 PM »
CapcomCup has come and gone and a new Sakura trailer dropped along with SF 5 season 3 trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l4mux-seHI

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I was clearing up some space on my PVR.

Annie Hall (1977):  This critically acclaimed romantic comedy won four Academy Awards (including beating Star Wars for Best Picture).  I think these accolades undeserved.  The characters were unlikeable, the relationship uninteresting, and the plot practically nonexistent.
The overall effect was that of a badly-paced, overlength Seinfeld episode, with most of the comedy edited out.  Allen's one-liners consistently failed to amuse; although he tries to present himself as an intellectual, he comes across as more pretentious than anything else.  (There's more insight into the human condition in the opening narration of a certain Monogatari episode than in this whole movie).
Perhaps if I stretch it, I could try to appreciate this as some sort of self-parody (a movie that mocks pretentiousness).  But given how tedious it was as a whole, I think that would be giving it too much credit.
The breaking of the fourth wall was an interesting device, and admittedly done effectively here...and perhaps if I wasn't so horribly bored I might have appreciated it better.

The H-Man (1958): This is a Japanese monster film by the same production team as Godzilla.  H-bomb testing creates a liquid monster which consumes people, leaving nothing behind but their clothes  (it occasionally assumes vaguely humanoid form, hence the "-Man").  Although there are some creepy moments, this isn't at the same level as Godzilla, and doesn't offer enough to make it recommendable.  However, it easily outclasses Annie Hall for entertainment value.
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