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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:33:50 PM »
XBC2's "final" DLC drop was 15 legendary cores, and the Torna game. So if you are going to buy it and Torna I guess now is the time to play it.

I did get 5 rare blades out of 6 tries with the legendary cores. I do like the gatcha game aspect of it, its just there should be better odds though, considering even getting a good share of rare cores is hard.

On chapter 8 now and blew past the 100 hour mark. Might end up spending more time on this than XCX. Will probably take a break after it and do Torna sometime next year because I just know Torna is going to be at least 60 hours.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:45:55 PM »
I sort of have interest in The Banner Saga, but I've been too disappointed by several critically-acclaimed games to commit to playing those particular titles. I do like some tactical RPGs such as the Disgaea and Valkyria Chronicles series, though.

I think the trilogy is only $40. Trust me its worth every penny. If you like SRPGs it has the IMO best SRPG grid combat system, no permadeath but players get wounded where they are out for a few days/battles.  Lots of varied classes. Art is incredible, Wintory did the soundtrack.  Not sure why (to my knowledge) why there has never been a SRPG/Oregon Trail-like mashup because it really works.


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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 07, 2018, 09:14:20 AM »
Playing Banner Saga for the first time and I'm having fun so far. Currently at chapter 2 where I got my first use of archers. At the moment warmaster is my favourite class.

Next to Valkyria Chronicles, BS 1-3 is my favorite SRPG.
I'm almost 2 hours in and I've already had some memorable fights and choices to make. Very good so far.

Game choices make the game very replayable if that is your thing. Also for a game that has a bunch of player choice the story is solid.

Edit: The Varl are a pretty interesting race as well.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 05, 2018, 07:42:48 PM »
Playing Banner Saga for the first time and I'm having fun so far. Currently at chapter 2 where I got my first use of archers. At the moment warmaster is my favourite class.

Next to Valkyria Chronicles, BS 1-3 is my favorite SRPG.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:07:45 PM »
I'm on chapter 7, 85 hours in. Took a break when Banner saga 3 came out, thankfully you can watch all the cutscenes to catch up and take pictures. Gotta finish it up for the Takahashi finally gets to do a prequel DLC.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:50:57 PM »
I'm enjoying Planet With only I have no idea why I'm enjoying it.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« on: August 06, 2018, 09:45:39 PM »
you think am gonna use poison on a normal enemy I can kill in 3 normal hits ?

I liked this one.  IDK if you've ever played any Trails games, but Trails of Cold Steel uses status effects really well.

Also, Japan and many other Asian countries are still absurdly sexist, so they have a hard time writing female characters that break trope.

I haven't yet, I heard a lot of great things about the whole series, so am holding out to play them all in order, starting from Trails of Sky then Blue and finally to Steel.

I know there are 3 games even before that, but I'll come back for them when I have the time.

Start with Cold Steel. If you don't like CS you won't like the others.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: August 06, 2018, 09:28:07 PM »
Finally had an excuse to watch Akira, and it was pretty good. The story fell apart after a while, but I knew about the reasons why going in. At least it's still a technical marvel, very beautiful to look at. I can see why it's considered a classic, that's for sure.

I must have watched it 50+ times but not in the past decade. The 1st 20 minutes are just god-tier anime, then it meanders for the next 2.  The animation tho, still just looks fantastic.

Binged 10 episodes of Saga of Tanya the Evil. Was definitely not expecting to be that good and the animation is amazing.

I didn't think Gintama could pull off an excellent final arc w/ so many characters to shovel in. I should know by now to never underestimate the greatness of Gintama.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:41:51 PM »
Always thought Psycho Pass was underrated. I think its a whole lot better at cyberpunk than Ghost in the Shell.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: July 31, 2018, 06:47:05 PM »
Banner saga 3 just gives no @#$$s.

Spoiler: show
My MC of the trilogy just got killed off, in the middle of the game

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: July 30, 2018, 02:08:00 AM »

I think the success of Advance Wars helped too. One reason I got excited for the series was learning in Nintendo Power or some magazine that the games were made by the same devs. A shame there hasn't been an AW title in a decade.


Tiny Metal is an Advance Wars shameless clone and got good reviews.

I've clocked about 80 hours into XBC2 and am still on chapter 6. By the time I'm done I have close to the amount of time I spent with XBCX.

Also about 5 hours into Banner Saga 3 and I already know that its going to by my GOTY. Gameplay, story, character design, graphics, music, it just does everything so damn good. I think I even like the trilogy better than Valkyria Chronicles, which is only the best SPRG I ever played.

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watched season 1 of The Expanse. holy mother of gawd that was fantastic, but you probably already knew that.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best non physical Switch rpg
« on: July 25, 2018, 06:35:24 PM »
got mixed up and thought you said physical copy. well you can download XBC2 and the upcoming prequel.

as far as downloadable. golf story is supposed to be good.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best non physical Switch rpg
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:10:37 PM »
yes, its Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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I just watched the Teen Titans, uh TITANS trailer and had to wipe the grit off my computer screen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=102&v=d5dIwGAYcWk

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