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Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:04:24 PM »
Yeah, topical references definitely tend to date videogames, the same going for TV shows.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:28:11 PM »
Yeah, ability to die and get a game over after final bosses = one of the worst ideas ever.

There was also an Obvious Beta part of Arc the Lad II where character sprites in a town are invisible after beating the nearby dungeon.

Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: May 21, 2018, 02:47:10 PM »
I can sort of emphasize with Harry since I was fairly troubled as a youth, and while Harry Potter house quizzes mostly put me in Ravenclaw, I'd probably have been right at home in Slytherin since I was delinquent and rebellious at the ages I would have attended Hogwarts.

I also recently finished The Elfstones of Shannara and am (re)watching The Shannara Chronicles on Netflix since I tend to half-watch shows when they originally aid.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 21, 2018, 02:11:18 PM »
Matrix Software has created games other than those listed, and their quality to me tends to be hit-or-miss, so I can't say I'm excited for their latest title. By the way, I don't think Working Designs' translations are all that great, to be honest. In the original Lunar games and their remakes, for instance, they say "Mel founded Meribia" instead of just "Mel governs Meribia" like he does in the original Japanese version of the titles, which contradicts the spinoff manga that says Meribia is over a century or so old. There's also dialogue like "The world will once again be mine on a delicious half-shell." Sorry, but if movies had dialogue like that, they'd get torn apart by critics. The Lunar 2 remake also had really shitty, unnatural battle dialogue. I also didn't care much for the fact that they left the Japanese voicework in the Arc the Lad games intact, which sounded more like gibberish than actual Japanese.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: May 21, 2018, 01:14:31 PM »
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - I've found a few of the memory locations, and am working on the shrines topping the Dueling Peaks.

Resonance of Fate - Ugh. Have to fight a boss in Chapter 12 with just one character, and while I've been able to get far, a combination of the helicopter boss itself and the ground troops get me. I sold a lot of materials I don't need to get a new machine gun, and purchased a crapload of upgrades, maxing out my best pistol and machine gun, and will give it another go. Can't wait for this game to be over.

Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:08:50 PM »
Yeah, and not all Slytherins are necessarily bad, such as Horace Slughorn and Nymphadora Tonks' mother Andromeda.

Harry also is a bit of a jerkass in later entries, but I think he had every right to be, given what he went through.

Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: May 15, 2018, 12:35:03 PM »
I'm rereading the Harry Potter books (which I haven't read since the last main one came out), and damn, they definitely pack quite a punch, as I've been able to write detailed reviews on each. The franchise has issues, for sure, but I like how the books grew with their readers.

I've also been working on the Shannara books in chronological order, and got through The Sword of Shannara and its prequel/sequel short stories. I can definitely see how Sword has been accused of being a Lord of the Rings ripoff.

I absolutely adore this track from the first Dragon Quest Monsters:
And the English version of "Nocturne" from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night's soundtrack:

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:32:46 PM »
I sort of wish Square-Enix would more look to the original SaGa games (the remakes, specifically, 3 being my favorite of the series) for inspiration as to how to continue the series instead of having obtuse mechanics and having potential unwinnable situations with points of no return (specifically in the Frontier games). I haven't played any of the Romancing games, but will eventually get to them someday.

I'm still working on Resonance of Fate, and am in Chapter 9. I gained a shitload of levels in an optional dungeon a few chapters earlier, but many of the bosses just pwn me, although I've beaten them after a few tries.

I have five hearts and two stamina upgrades in Breath of the Wild, and am at the tower surrounded by a bog where I have to stack metal crates in the mud to cross to the tower itself.

Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:36:59 PM »
I'm watching Rurouni Kenshin on Netflix. Definitely digging it, love the political / historical aspects and occasional humor that shows it doesn't take itself too seriously.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:59:30 PM »
Beat Etrian Odyssey V a few days back. Definitely had a good time, and the final boss was manageable with skills such as that increasing HP and items such as that which cancels enemy buffs.

Dicking around in Breath of the Wild, searching for shrines before I go to Karikiro Village or whatever it's called, and I've activated a few towers along the way.

The arena's still kicking my ass in Resonance of Fate, so I'm working on other sidequests, think I'm in Chapter 9.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: April 28, 2018, 10:11:59 PM »
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth - Working my way through the Fifth Stratum, completing bar missions as they come.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - I've somewhat gotten past the early-game hell, and have completed all four shrines on the Great Plateau, and I think I have a good idea of where to go next.

Resonance of Fate - Working on getting coins and my rank up at the battle arena. Those scopes for my guns definitely make a world of difference.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: April 26, 2018, 04:24:28 PM »
Etrian Odyssey V - Starting to explore the Fifth Stratum.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Wow, this game has already jumped the shark for me, since I'm not far and already I've had to look at guides, which haven't helped much, and there's absolutely no memorable music. I always get suspicious when review sites give near-perfect scores to games, and I was right to suspect them of bullshit. The combat is okay, but this game is on track to becoming one of the most overrated piles of shit I've ever played, and makes me lose even further trust in the mainstream game media.

Resonance of Fate - I've got scopes for all my guns and have had an easier time.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: April 24, 2018, 07:58:45 PM »
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth - I've reached the Fifth Stratum, and have largely been smoothly sailing through the bar quests.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - I don't like the lack of music, but this has otherwise started out good

Resonance of Fate - Trying to scrounge up some money so I can buy weapon parts like the scope that gives my guns long-range capability.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:42:18 PM »
Beyond the Beyond also had memorable character designs, but not in a good way, all the characters looking as though they had Down syndrome, and I didn't care for Final Fantasy Tactics' noseless designs, which really clashed with the serious nature of the game. Typically, I'm not a stickler for character art, but things like those really stuck out for me. So on the whole, memorable character designs for me tend to be far more negative than positive.

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