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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: September 04, 2014, 02:00:15 PM »
I see that there is already a (3 year old) thread about it, but I'd just like to re-iterate that Now and Then, Here and There is probably the best Anime this side of Cowboy Bebop.  It starts out lighthearted and then takes one of those From Dusk til Dawn style out of nowhere mood shifts a few eps in.  It goes from "lolz school bullies..womp wommmmmp" to "holy shit all those children just got murdered and I'm pretty sure that one girl got raped every day for months on end".  Brilliant brillaint stuff.

Also I just caught the Blade of the Phantom Master movie on Netflix.  It was intriguing (and dark, as per my usual anime tastes) enough to really pique my interest.  The history and mythos of the world they live in is really well fleshed out (at least in the manga). Such a shame they've never made the manga into a proper television series.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 04, 2014, 12:02:03 PM »
Almost done with Ark of Napishtim (waaaaaay shorter than I expected for a home console title, but I guess hoping for anything longer than 15-20 hours out of Ys is being unrealistic).  So after I'm done I'm not sure where to move on to next... I'll either play Dragon Warrior VII and Dragon Quest VIII or grind my way through SaGa Frontier 1 and 2 and then Romancing SaGa and Unlimited SaGa.  All 6 have been sitting around gathering dust for 6 or 7 years at least and I'd like to knock out an entire series worth of titles at a time if I could.  I'm a complete noob to both,   and I have no issues with slogging my way through a dreadful game, any suggestions on which route I should take?

General Discussions / Re: Today's News
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:24:35 PM »
In other related phone news... people are lined up for the iPhone 6 already in NYC. The debut event isn't supposed to take place until September 9th and yet here are these Apple fans devoted in sleeping bags and such. Pictures included in the link.

oh jesus christ that lady's name is Moon Ray...

I have been meaning to watch that for a while. I know it's a copycat, but I'm still curious to check it out.

I always liked Michael Douglas, he's no Harrison Ford at his best but he usually ends up in something solid and I've yet to see him phone anything  in (read: Ford in Hollywood Homicide).  That being said Kathleen Turner in her prime is about as premium choice grade A lean cut as they come, and the she was 10 times the actress Karen Allen ever was. That and RtS gets 1000 bonus points for featuring Danny Devito being Danny Devito as fuck. 

General Discussions / Re: Finishing What is Left Undone
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:02:31 PM »
This thread has inspired me to go through my massive collection of games across almost a dozen systems and weed out things I am almost certain I will never play.  So far I've put The Legend of Mana (PSX), Arc the Lad: End of Darkness (PS2), Albert Odyssey (Saturn), Dragon Force (Saturn), Burning Rangers (Saturn), Stella Dues: The Gate of Eternity (PS2...I have given this game more than a few chances and it just never stuck), All 3 of the Atelier Iris games (PS2), both of the Mana Khemia games (PS2), Tales of Symphonia (GCN, I just bought chronicles for the PS3 even though Í've never so much as put the gamecube version into the console), Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GCN), Ikaruga (GCN..why did I buy so many rail shooters?? I am terrible at rail shooters), Baiten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GCN, loved the prequel though), and every DS game I own except for the World Ends Tomorrow, 999, and radiant history (almost 2 dozen titles), Oddworld 1 and 2 (PSX), Saiyuki: Journey West (PSX), Silent Hill (PSX), Vandal Hearts I and II (PSX), Vanguard Bandits (PSX), and all 3 Xenosaga games (PS2) up for sale. 

And yet, I still can't bring myself to part with Unlimited SaGa or Tales of Legendia even though both are pretty much universally reviled. 

General Discussions / Re: Best First Towns in an RPG
« on: September 03, 2014, 01:12:26 PM »
Does hanging edge from FFXIII count?  It's where the game begins and technically it used to be a city (before Ragnarok destroyed it)   Don't care what you think about the game as a whole, that place is jaw droppingly beautiful and the music is on point.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:20:28 AM »
17 hours later and I've cleared oath in felghana on hard.  Hell of a game, it might actually be my new favorite action RPG outside of a link to the past.

Oi, I've had the same struggle after every game I've completed since about 2004...should I play dragon warrior VII now??? I keep promising that one day I'll actually get to it, but it's still there sitting in the original packaging from when I first bought it like 10 years ago. Oh well, off to beat another game I've been putting off forever, ark of napishtim.

Just stumbled upon the complete series of Mr. Show.  Quite possibly the most under-reated TV program since the invention of the cathode ray tube. Just beyond genius.  Also, anything that puts Mary Lynn Rajskub in front of a nationally televised audience is a net win for everyone.

Watching Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It's one movie I can watch endlessly. It's nearly flawless.

Except that Indiana Jones manages to get sidetracked at every turn and ends up contributing absolutely nothing in regards to the main plot.

A few years back in the cafeteria of my old dorm I nearly got in a fistfight with some guy because I had the audacity to suggest romancing the stone was a better flick that RotLA.  That guy was a dick and I still stand by that decision.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:47:53 PM »
From the trailer it seems to have a darker vibe to it than P4 was. All that red and the breaking chains symbolism. But then again the next trailer could completely change all that.

I dunno. I dig it though.

P4 was hardly 'dark' game. As far as I remember it never reached some of the most dense moments P3 had.
Yup.  One of the reasons why P4 is so much better than P3. 

I'm really intrigued by what the Persona team does with a dense cityscape as opposed to a country village.  Hopefully it actually "feels" dense and crowded as you travel through it. 

And... I hope that I can stay spoiler-free on this one.  I really do.  I usually don't care about being spoiled by things, but I want to play Persona 5 early on mostly in the dark.  I'd like to hear some additional news about Persona 5's basic social and combat systems, and maybe blurbs and pics of the early cast.  Like, the P5 versions of MC, Junpei/Yosuke, and Yukari/Chie.  Three characters, three Personae, and some info on basic systems.  Then I'll try to black out any other P5 info I come across. 

I don't know man, I find Persona 3 much better than Persona 4. I'd choose an apocalypse over an episode of Scooby-Doo any day.
Still I'm psyched that P5 is launching on PS4 now. They are going to get a lot more money as a result and...well I get to play it. HUZAH!

^ this

I didn't  rally jive with p4. Shin megami tensei is sort of synonymous with the "holy shit its the end of the world!" so id rather they focus more on that and less on hike skool dating sims (though to be fair I still loved p3, but it saved itself by still being dark as shit from beginning to end)

General Discussions / Re: Best First Towns in an RPG
« on: September 01, 2014, 06:44:44 PM »
Narche from FFVI
It's spelled "Narshe."  I would know.  Signature. 

Back on topic, Inaba from Persona 4.  Really richly detailed for being a "small" town, it's easy to get caught up in all the little things in it.  Granted, 95% of the game takes place in that town, but it still counts for the topic. 

I'll also give a small shoutout to Tristram from the first Diablo.  It's not the most richly detailed town in an RPG, but it had a good amount of character to it for a 1996 computer game AND gives you a great feeling of safety, as most of the time you're seconds from death when you're anywhere else.  Really memorable. 

The original spelling was Narche. I would know, 3 minute google search with a dozen sources. THANKS A LOT WOOLSEY!!!

General Discussions / Re: Best First Towns in an RPG
« on: September 01, 2014, 06:42:48 PM »

General Discussions / Re: Best First Towns in an RPG
« on: September 01, 2014, 03:13:12 PM »
Narche from FFVI

General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: September 01, 2014, 05:46:09 AM »
It's almost 6 am and I can't stop because oath in felghana is too much freaking brain is meatloaf...

General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion
« on: September 01, 2014, 05:44:16 AM »
Almost 5 goddamn years that ATLUS has been promising persona 5 was going to be a thing. I'll believe it's real once I see the title screen loaded up on my ps3.

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