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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 17, 2015, 01:22:34 PM
Regarding protagonist Fidelís age: ďItís worth pointing out that Fidel, the protagonist, is 23 years old. Star Ocean fans are becoming adults and the type of people who own PS3s and PS4s are going to skew a little older, so we made Fidel as old as he is to better enable those players to more readily project themselves into him.Ē

Why do I suddenly feel old and creepy? I guess they don't coun't SO fans who started with the original games?

I feel ya there, I started with SO2 when I was like 11. I'm thinking that since they're using SO3 as a touchstone, and that game is 12 years old, and the targeted demographic was probably around 12-16, they're assuming the fans of SO3 are probably in their mid-late 20's. That being said, I am happy some JRPG developers are not afraid to have older (by JRPG standards) protags.

Also, I'm guessing the Event Scenes in the link Aeolus provided will be this iterations PAs.
2  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 15, 2015, 12:47:10 AM
My girlfriend and I started watching a new Netflix series called The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt last night. The premise is that the titular character was abducted by an insane cultist and held underground in a bunker against her will with three other women while the cultist guy lies to them that the world has ended. At the start of the series they're rescued, and Kimmy decides to make a go out of it NYC and try to find the life she has lost.

Sorry, that premise makes it sound dreary and serious, but it is actually a delightfully hilarious comedy. Kimmy is stuck in the 90s, and her clueless attitude toward modern life is constantly amusing, and she has a hilarious gay roommate that has had me laughing so hard that my sides hurt. Y'all should check it out if you need a laugh.

My bf got me into this show and it is amazing. I seriously lost my shit over the whole Daddy's Boy gag, and later video.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 15, 2015, 12:39:02 AM
Speaking of clothes, I really like Fidel's outfit. It's sensible and not too flashy, but not boring either. It suffers a little from the whole "too many straps/belts" thing, but overall I'm quite fond of it.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 14, 2015, 11:20:13 AM
This is a pipe dream, but I'm hoping for the return of Private Actions.

Star Ocean 4 still had PA's, they were in the form of the scenes you can witness while on the Calnus waiting for the next planet to load warp drive.

Very true, but I hated those PA's. Ideally, I would love PA's in the vein of SO2, but I'm not going to hold my breath on that one.

EDIT: But enough about those, I actually am pretty stoked. There's some nice set pieces in those scans, so I can't wait to explore some of those environments.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 14, 2015, 10:49:13 AM
This is a pipe dream, but I'm hoping for the return of Private Actions.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: April 10, 2015, 01:49:10 AM
While I imagine the west will get a combo edition rather than the split edition(s), I'll still buy both versions if we get FE: WhiteGood and FE: BlackGoodButMisunderstood. My guess is the western release will be a combo pack regular release and a "collectors" release that comes with the third campaign as a DLC voucher or season pass or whatever.
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 04, 2015, 10:46:16 PM
Saw "It Follows" with the boyfriend. I loved it, he hated it. We will resolve this disagreement with our usual method: Pistols at dawn.
8  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: March 03, 2015, 07:04:19 PM
Parks and Recreation

That's all folks.

Damn.  After what was truly a terrible, shitty, not-funny first season, the show completely changed gears season 2 and on to deliver some of the great jokes, running gags, quirks, reoccurring guests and normal citizens, and still managed to occasionally be an important and heartfelt show.

The final episode was great.  Really I would have never predicted how to end the series, but I was so happy the show chronicled the lives out the team (and even some of its smaller notables) by jumping ahead into their futures.  I loved all the little details, the good, the bad, the reunions (made better because it just felt like another episode than an actual 'reunion').  My grandfather once said that if he could tell his younger self something, it would be to "not worry as much", and I like that Leslie's "goodbye blues" really aren't founded: She, and everyone, lives a good life.  I love that Garry has the happiest ending and Gale didn't age at all (to Ben's still enduring fascination with her).  I love that Leslie is disappointed to have a building named in her honour because of the building it is.  It was a perfect love letter to fans. 

But, being honest, the show did have a shitty first season, I definitely will admit that a lot of the 6th season fell flat for me as well.  It was entertaining, but the feeling wasn't there as much.  So I thought it was smart and a great final 'hurrah' to end on the 7th season (saying that sounds like a lot, but 3 of the 7 seasons were super short), the ideas stayed fresh.  And I also like that this final season was more of one long build up; the show knows its characters are likeable and passionate, so there was enough material to devote itself to just that.

Still, the show is super great, and super fun, and if you haven't watched it, please do.  It was a great comedy.

(and...was that a subtle hint for Leslie/Ben's career having some sort of Secret Service fella there?  Schur said it's his "Soprano's 'fade to black')

I noticed the same thing and I'm totally all in for Knope as the President.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: February 21, 2015, 02:09:43 PM
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 16, 2015, 05:42:24 PM
I hate silent protagonists personally.  Especially in games today where everyone else is actually talking, but the game neglects to get a voice actor for their lead.

I love Virtue's Last Reward, but going from "We need to escape" to MC's *BLIPBLIPBLIP*.  Bah.
I also never really found it works to put my in the player's shoes.  Customizeable MCs tend to do that for me more, actually.

Customizable MC's for the win. I prefer being able to create an engaging and interesting main character who I can relate to, but is not necessarily me, then have an empty vessel that is supposed to represent me. Being able to create the kind of character I like to see in games is more important to me than feeling as if I am the hero.

In regards to Persona, P4 definitely had a protag with a personality.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 05, 2015, 09:16:45 PM
Can we also assume that the Velvet Room will take the appearance of a jail cell this time?

I've read some similar speculation, and I agree. It goes together with some of the other themes prevalent in the trailer.

I'm pretty stoked. I can't wait to learn more!
12  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: November 03, 2014, 08:31:47 PM
Despite my complete disinterest in Coven, AHS: Freak Show has been surprisingly good. The various plot lines are at least cohesive and not a kitchen sink of unrelated horror tropes. It's still crazy problematic, but entertaining.
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 20, 2014, 02:26:48 AM
I heard the Fatal Frame games don't have much combat, is that true?

No. A large part of the Fatal Frame games involve combating ghosts with a camera. You play in 3rd person while you explore, and when you combat ghosts you switch to the camera and it goes to 1st person. Ghosts have health and by taking pictures you damage them. I've only played the first two, and there are definite required battles in each, as well as final bosses.

If you're looking more for a combat-less console horror game, I'd check out the PS1 Clock Tower if you haven't already played it. It has terrible controls (point and click with a PS1/2 controler *shudder*) and ugly graphics, but it's definitely worth quite a few scares and some uneasy tension.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 20, 2014, 02:18:30 AM
4. Housebound (Watch this fucking film, it's fantastic)

Your suggestion intrigues me. Hence I must ask, are you referring to

The latter; bolded for emphasis. It's a horror comedy, and I know that might not be everyone's cup of tea.

I don't think I've ever been out near Capital University. That's like right on the edge of Bexley and Whitehall, and I went to Whitehall like once and I am /never doing that again/.

I'm kind of tired of Columbus as a whole though. I've lived here for four years no and I've never felt like I belonged to any sort of community or been anything more than a perpetual visitor living amongst people that give more of a shit than I'm able to.

This was my first time in that part of Columbus, and it wasn't bad, although I rode with my sister and we stuck to the area near the theater, so the rest of it could be shit, I dunno.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 19, 2014, 11:15:56 PM
Went to a 24-hour horror movie marathon yesterday in Columbus that lasted until today. Watched 13 films of an array of qualities. One of them was a 1960's porno, and I don't think anyone in the audience knew it was a porno, and since I went with my sister and her husband, watching that one was hella awkward. Otherwise, I made it through the whole thing while only nodding off a few times during this crappy psycho sexual thriller film.

The line-up for those who are curious

1. You're Next
2. Nosferatu (1980 version)
3. Red Luck (local film)
4. Housebound (Watch this fucking film, it's fantastic)
5. The Shining (original)
6. Manitou
7. The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (the one I nodded off during)
8. The Satanist (the porno)
9. Demons
10. Tenebrae
11. The Wicker Man (original, thank god)
12. The Invisible Man (original)
13. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
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