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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: Today at 07:00:00 AM »
Nanna was indeed the only one of the Thracia banner to demote to the Uncommon rarity (which brings the grand total of current Uncommons up to six), and it amuses me that there are only 5 5 star Axe units right now (Minerva, Hector, Dorcas, Amelia and Brave Ike).


At least the non-Seasonal Alts have been trying to stay within the realm of being believable alternatives from their source material (Nu Eirika is probably the most extreme edge case so far, but not totally beyond the realm of possibility due to her, and her brother, lacking an alternate promotion to begin with compared to every other promoting character getting one or two; even if the in-game mechanics didn't necessarily support going from Physical to Magical combat, beyond glitches), and hell, Hinoka does deserve the added love since she was pretty badly screwed over in Fates compared to the other Royals.

As for Kaze, my running theory is that rather than another T_T+ in another two weeks, he's the next upcoming Legendary (which is monumentally stupid because he was by far the worst of the three Ninja in Fates, which says a lot considering his massive availability; that A rank or die bullshit was so fucking stupid). Either that, or he's a freebie for Golden Week shenanigans (or better still, he'll be one of the Three Heroes; so you'll get a 3 star version of him just by KOing someone, then you'll have to grind him like a motherfucker to clear his two other related quests as well as getting copies of the other two Heroes).

The one nice thing about the current T_T+ is that a boosted 5 star Reinhardt can easily run roughshod over Lunatic 7 with little trouble, especially with Dancer support (although I've been noticing lately that Olwen II is even more ridiculous since who the hell can take 60+ damage to the face?; plus she dismantles Reinhardt easily enough on the final map).

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« on: Today at 06:14:39 AM »
https://gematsu.com/2018/04/xenoblade-chronicles-2-version-1-4-0-update-launches-april-27-adds-two-new-rare-blades

Jesus. I'm glad I haven't really touched the game since I first beat it back in January.

Also, the Mazinger comparison jokes continue (although Poppi Black would be more of a Getter thing).

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: Yesterday at 08:08:24 PM »
12 episodes into my Steins;Gate rewatch in preparation for S;G 0.  Remember, kids: watching Steins;Gate subbed is like watching Cowboy Bebop subbed.  You're doing it wrong.

I was never really enamored with Steins Gate (I didn't hate it or anything just say a 7/10). Maybe I did it all wrong.

Nah. This is pretty close to average on the general scale of quality. It has some cute moments, but it takes itself entirely too seriously for a plot you probably already saw on Star Trek: The Next Generation or Deep Space Nine. It's also the one-hit wonder of the Semicolon;@t franchise due to not being entirely overpowered by the Male Wish-Fulfillment Powerfantasy Harem elements that otherwise define the series'.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: Yesterday at 10:44:31 AM »
12 episodes into my Steins;Gate rewatch in preparation for S;G 0.  Remember, kids: watching Steins;Gate subbed is like watching Cowboy Bebop subbed.  You're doing it wrong.

Yeah, but if you aren't watching it subbed, then you'll miss out on the hilarious Engrish. "Its so cool! Sunnvabitch!"

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:27:19 PM »
All this talk about the Megaman X Legacy Collection motivated me to replay MMX1 for the umpteenth time. Still a solid game, even if yeah, the weapons aren't particularly good in this (aside from Storm Eagle's and Flame Mammoth's) and the Helmet Upgrade and Hadoken being worthless (Vile still nosells the bloody thing).

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:22:54 PM »
Watching the new FMP made me realize how little I remember about FMP.
I hope they trickle down some info at the start because I'm pretty lost about the plot already =/

Good luck with this. They're bumrushing the plot and they already skipped some filler (with the only detail of consequence being the end of the already barely there love triangle between Sousuke, Kaname and Tessa).


At least I'm happy that they're trying to keep it set in its original time period, given how anachronistic some of the future tech ends up being compared to what we got today.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
« on: April 21, 2018, 12:11:35 AM »
I'm probably going to give this game a go around once I've dusted off Tales of Beseria and Whys VIII.

Yeah... glad you did that edit. It was pretty tactless prior.

Also, I got the wrong forums poster. I was thinking that Artimicia managed to somehow unbanninate his/herself to post about the game, which is what I thought Arvis' comment was about (now I have no fucking clue as to what he meant).

Also also, there are too many goddamn forums posters who's usernames start with the letter 'A'.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:48:19 PM »
Nothing against DA:O, but most of my memory of the game is a brown haze, and most of the cast is visually "that one guy/girl".

Morrigan, Alister.... that, uh, big guy you free from a cell-thing... oh, and the dog! That's all I got.

Edit: Oh, and the old healer lady! (Was there also a young healer lady?)

I agree JRPG characters tend to be more memorable.

Don't forget about the Lesbian Pirate....or was she from DA2?

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:46:55 PM »
I'm probably going to give this game a go around once I've dusted off Tales of Beseria and Whys VIII.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:18:59 AM »
R2 is over and done with. At least the team I was on paid attention and utterly cleaned house with 19 territories at the closing bell. Still think this mode has some serious issues to iron out though (for instance, there shouldn't be three of these things held consecutively, period; nevermind the issue with there only being 13 Lance Crests per event, or that the map doesn't always weigh fairly, or that 18/22 rounds of a given match are basically irrelevant, or the shoddy AI making Hard Mode autobattle a dicey proposition, and so on....).

Edit: Meanwhile, Cammoo's Infernal is a joke with Flier Emblem. Just buff Usagero and Gerome and make use of that mountain range on the side. And on a similar note, so too was Squad Assault 5. Powercreep is a hell of a drug.

Double Edit: And that's Saias done too, thanks to my new and improved Flier Emblem.

Is it Spring Yet!? Edit: Pulled Spring Catria. +Def/-Res which sucks, but I'll live since it didn't affect her primary stats (and she's not Ploying anybody anyways so she just has defensive stats that are balanced in their shittiness). Was kinda hoping for either of the Askr Bunnies (especially Alfonse since he's the first non-Jagen/Olfey archetype Axe Cav currently available), but I've already acquired Ninjabbit both with good traits and a +1 Merge, which was the real prize. More importantly is that I'm now done with Spring II Festival and the old drawpool distribution. Also decided to advance my Project Selena a bit by promoting her to 5 stars (of course she's +Atk and -HP), she's got surprising bulk + Spd and Forges can level the playing field in terms of her shit Atk (too bad she can't inherit a Nameless Blade).

Sleep Eazy Edit: Welp. I went to sleep an hour before the end of the GCN with the team I was on having 12 territories with about a dozen or so on the line, and when I awoke for work this morning, my team scored the maximum possible reward for having 20 areas. Holy fucking hell! Nevermind the screwed up action economy or the dire lack of motivation to do more than pop in every couple of hours to drop a Hard Autobattle Nuke. Just the team you're randomly assigned to at the start is pretty much the only deciding factor (granted, I don't think there will be as many clean victories in the future, but seriously, the stronger/more active at the last hour base, straight up wins every time).

On the one hand, at least I don't have to be a whale to cash in on this mode, much like VGs. On the other, even VGs allow you to pick your team, giving you at least some kind of measure of control (despite multiplier bullshit basically making the choice a total crap shoot).

T_T+ Edit: I'm liking the changes so far. Just one Lunatic 7 run got me all the way up to Finn (4 star edition), and the fact that everyone gets a boost means that support units like Olivia can contribute while I get my Reinhardt and Seliph up to speed. Sadly, the maps themselves are kinda annoying to autobattle through, though special mention goes to the second to last map as its the second time a T_T End Map has been recycled (and the first for a T_T). The Seals this time are Seal Spd, Fortress Def and Drive Atk. Also, the 'Try This' recommendation 'feature' remains exactly as useful as in GCN.

Xander Cruz Edit: Managed to finally triumph over Xander Infernal via Horse Emblem, though it took a whole mess of experimentation to assemble the appropriate team and to figure out placement. Say what you will about Alts, but Alt Eirika basically carried the day by dropping the Sword Inf, and tanking both Green tomes with 1 HP to spare. Once I had Reinhardt and Nu Eirika drop Xander, I had Cecilia face tank both the Staffbot and the Lance Inf for the win. As I've been slowly but surely cleaning up the Elite GHeB II matches with my current Blessing Teams (one more week, and I'll have all but Berkut with a Water team and Valter with a Fire team), I'll soon be done with the Elite GHeBs entirely (until Elite GHeB Bros. 3 comes out in about 3 months).

That said, this most recent Banner is actually rather evil since its so close to two new unit Banners, a Legendary Banner, plus whatever the hell Golden Week will drop on us (and considering that both Olwens and Usagero's tits are also up for grabs, it got ridiculously fanservicey up in this game; if it weren't for the fact that I'm looking for a Fire Legendary, I'd be hella tempted to pull now).


:V Edit: New banner preview is up and its more Fates kids with Female Kana, actual Flier Shigure and a Hinoka Alt....at least we're finally getting a Kinshi Knight, and hey, Luinja (Ningi?) spotted, also the next GHeB will be for Male Kana....is it too late to pull for one more bunny? (Or rather for a Thracia waifu instead. Olwen II Get! +Atk/-Def, +Spd's more preferable but so too is even more overkill.)

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General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:12:52 AM »
https://gematsu.com/2018/04/castlevania-grimoire-of-souls-announced-for-ios

And from Pachislots to mobile hell goes the Castlevania series.

At the very least, it looks like they sprung for either Kojima or a clone of her to update the character art.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:57:58 AM »
Additionally, A) Rex is wearing a diving suit all the time (considering that its meant for deep cloud diving, whatever that means) it probably doesn't breath very well or something, and thus running around with it half open makes at least some sense, and B) he's not the only character in the game/setting to wear a diving suit (hell they stick Nia in one during a HtH). That said, he is the only one to sport a blue bomber diving suit (who here complained about Megaman Volnutt/Trigger's appearance in the Megaman Legend games?), and between that and the fact that the world is covered in endless water vapor, led me to start calling him Megaman Rex.

Spoiler: show
(Well that, and the fact that he does change his outfit to a silvery, neon-highlighted, spacefuture, diving suit that looks far more ridiculous than his original duds after receiving his most broken powerup kinda led me to seeing MMX parallels.)


There's not a whole lot of defending I'm willing to do for Homura though.

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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:42:15 AM »
Nah. The Reinhardt is less of a silver bullet for me and more of me finally catching up to one of the old metas (hell, I've got a Male Grima, both an Air and Axzura, an even a Bunny Kagero with a merge on her). The problem is that I've only recently have been collecting all of these swell units and now I don't have the time to train up any of them and so these GBNs happen and now I'm facing them with a handful of solid units among a mass of subpar performers in a mess of a makeshift Brigade, and thus I find myself bowing out of this battle at only rank 17 due to the continuous loss of points and the lack of any sort of major victory past Hard difficulty.

And yeah, if you end up on a board with teams full of whales, that's what you'll face on anything above Hard, and then the whole thing turns into a glorified AA, except it takes even longer to suffer through.

At least the team turned it around and have scored well enough in the last round to be poised for an endgame push for some sweet victory loot. Team got totally clowned in the final hour and ended at 7 territories. I just wish I weren't leaving 2 Orbs and 4 Poprocks on the table (plus, with a little luck, this mode might distract enough of those Whales away from AA and allow me to finally score in the 10k~20k bracket). Lol at Round 2 carrying over your Tier Progress. Fucking hell, man. That would've been good information to know ahead of time. Also, that pretty much dooms the mode into a 'poke each other for 20 Rounds then dump everything on the final 2 Rounds' affair.

Edit: I really don't think this mode needs to have more than one 'round' per event. It's kinda not fun if you end up in a bad position and 4 days of that crap is too much.

Double Edit: Because I really don't feel that this is worth a full post.

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General Games / Re: Mega Man X Collections 1 & 2
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:34:11 PM »
Where the heck is my Zero promo artwork?



If you had bothered to look, you could've found this and more (also, Zero only had two designs during the X series).

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General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:31:01 PM »
Necroing? For great something or other....

https://gematsu.com/2018/04/bullet-witch-coming-pc-april-25

Yep. Somebody's under the illusion that everything Cavia did was an underappreciated gem like NieR 1. That, or poor XSeeD's so hard up for cash right now that they're willing to bring out this kind of dreck just to keep the office lights on.

You are talking about the same company that is localizing a Senran Kagura molestation simulator, so...

As well as the, up until recently, handler of all things Falcom including Trails of Cold Steel. Given how much losing Ys VIII to NISA has hurt them as well as casting doubt on further dealings with Falcom, they're probably casing every vending machine's change return and turned over every sofa cushion within a 50 mile radius by now.

Not that this wasn't a problem before NISA's dickmove. Case in point, the Akiba'sTrip series and pretty much every other SK game. It can't all be ponies, rainbows and Stregas.

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