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406  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 22, 2012, 11:23:39 AM
Feminism has been flanderized to the point where it's just the extremists running the show now. Most people who are actually pro-quality just call themselves egalitarians.

Excellent term.  That said, there are still some quality feminist thinkers around that label themselves as feminist.  Unfortunately, the people who making a name for themselves are those like Zuska (of the blog Thus Spake Zuska) and Rebecca Watson and they do so by being ridiculous and being worshipped for it.

I agree with Desert Walker; I refer to myself as a feminist and follow quite a few people who I believe are very reasonable and rational.

I like a character with brains, which is why I hate JRPG protagonists, because they're all the generic 'oaf with a heart of gold and brains of lead' archetypes.

This type of character drives me up the wall too, especially if they have a "strong sense of justice."

The dude characters I tend to like in RPGs are the sarcastic ones who are ready with a humorous quip for any situation. The standout examples I can think of are Jade from Tales of the Abyss and sarcastic Hawke from DA2. I also have a thing for older, mentor style characters like Auron or Adray from SO3.
407  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 21, 2012, 10:48:29 PM
I dunno, I am pretty fond of a nice long lance myself.
408  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2012, 09:08:59 PM
I actually agree with you. :)

If you are going to have a villian that's legitimately insane (That look in his eyes when he is peering inside the incinertaed still sends shivers down my spine) it's going to be tough to make it not a bit charicature-ish. Ever17 completely avoided this issue by simply not having a villian. :P

I was gonna say the same thing about Ever 17, haha! Great minds do think alike! :P   

And I hope I'm not coming off like I'm bashing the game, I did enjoy the crap out of it. I didn't think I'd get a chance to enjoy a story that was like E17 again, but I was proven wrong. And my bf can attest to the number of times I exclaimed either, "This game is sooo good," or "This game is fucking nuts," while playing it.
409  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2012, 08:51:30 PM
I also finished 999 yesterday. It took me until my sixth attempt to figure out what I needed to do to get the best ending. I should have seen it coming, since considering that the guy behind Ever 17 was behind this game. You can certainly see some of the same themes from E17 in 999, and that is a huge compliment, since Ever 17 has one of the best stories I've ever read. So yeah, I really enjoyed 999 and thought it had a compelling story with compelling characters.

My one problem with the story was

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Ace's heel-face-turn. I'm okay with him being the bad guy, but he was totally maniacal after that was revealed. I just felt like they made him a crazy d-bag just for the sake of making the player dislike the villain. If they would have toned down his personality just a bit more, I wouldn't have minded as much.

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Ace is a complete sociopath, brought on probably by his prospagnosia. He had no empathy whatsoever, he thinks other humans are just mere monkeys - animals. It's this sociopathy that makes him such a mellow and calm character at the start, he is extreamly intelligent and excellent at hiding whatever emotions he is having. When the cat is out of the bag so to speak, we see the monster underneath the calm facade.



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You make some excellent points, and its more of a nitpick than a complaint. Overall, I agree with your assessment, I just felt that the intensity of his sociopathy just made him into a bit more of caricature at times, such as when he was laughing maniacally when he locked Akane in the incinerator.  I only bring it up because I felt all the other characters and the overall plot were so well-developed that the less than stellar parts just stand out a bit more.
410  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2012, 07:43:16 PM
I also finished 999 yesterday. It took me until my sixth attempt to figure out what I needed to do to get the best ending. I should have seen it coming, since considering that the guy behind Ever 17 was behind this game. You can certainly see some of the same themes from E17 in 999, and that is a huge compliment, since Ever 17 has one of the best stories I've ever read. So yeah, I really enjoyed 999 and thought it had a compelling story with compelling characters.

My one problem with the story was

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Ace's heel-face-turn. I'm okay with him being the bad guy, but he was totally maniacal after that was revealed. I just felt like they made him a crazy d-bag just for the sake of making the player dislike the villain. If they would have toned down his personality just a bit more, I wouldn't have minded as much.
411  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 20, 2012, 05:01:32 PM
The upper part of her outfit looks like N7 armor from Mass Effect at first glance. Then I see the rest and get disappointed.
412  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 19, 2012, 01:52:31 PM
This is just like that thing that happened in that game.
413  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 18, 2012, 04:33:28 PM
finished The Walking Dead Episode 2. Damn, that was fucked up.
Back to Witcher 2 until I DL the next Ep. I'm trying to wait a week in between each Ep., but I totally just want to keep playing. We'll see.


Same question as before: what decisions did you make?

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I gave food to Duck, Mark, Larry and Clem. I played neutral between Lilly and Kenny until I was forced to choose, and then I sided with Lilly. The first time I played the episode I killed Danny but not Andy, but the second time (since the game didnt keep my save for some reason), I didn't kill either brother. Also, I didn't raid the car at the end of the episode.
414  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki on: December 15, 2012, 10:40:40 AM
Wow. This is just another reason i would get a Vita....if it were to get localized. I have a few games on my list that, if they were announced here, i would immediately buy a Vita. Here's hoping. *crosses fingers*

I'm with you on this. If there's any news of a localization, then that'll be the motivation for me to get a Vita. Those screens are amazing, damn.
415  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Tsukihime Remake on: December 15, 2012, 10:37:48 AM
Any word if this is an eroge at all? I know the original was, but Type-Moon's last release was all-ages, so I'm wondering if they've forgone the need to include erotic content in this remake, since they have brand power in the VN community at this point.
416  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGz you want HD'd/Remade on: December 14, 2012, 01:08:57 AM
A Star Ocean 2 full-blown remake with SO4's battle system, which I was quite partial to.

I'd love for a Vita compilation of the original .hack quadrilogy, as well as Arc the Lad 1 & 2. Perhaps just combine 1 and 2 and make it just one seamless game.

And I don't care what anyone else says, I'd love a Baldur's Gate remake. Both 1 AND 2. I'd still want it to be isometric, but with updated graphics and perhaps added features.

SaGa Frontier 3DS remake. Re-implemented Fuse quest. Re-add Blue's original ending. Plus some new (character unique?) sidequests to make up for the other cut content (which really needed to have been cut, judging by the Ultimania guide).

I agree with Mesh's suggestion as well. A SaGa Frontier remake would be wonderful for a handheld.

417  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 13, 2012, 01:57:08 AM
Took down AssCreed 2. Started it over the summer and ended up finishing it this past week. Really fun game, and free running is my fav activity ever. Huge info dump there at the end, but I kinda expected most of it, what from the hints and some spoilers I read. The last sequence with Desmond was pretty dope though; I hope there'll be more of that in the future.
418  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 10, 2012, 09:57:37 PM
Just bought Maria Bamfords new comedy special cause she helps me deal with my life crippling mental Illness

Miss Bamford is fantastic and I applaud your purchasing acuity good sir.
419  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 10, 2012, 03:09:20 AM
Played through The Walking Dead Episode 1. Wow. This game is fantastic. The characters. The situations. The decisions! I love it. I need to DL Ep. 2 asap.

Grim, what kind of decisions did you make in Ep. 1?

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I saved Carley and stood up to Larry to get him to back down, but didnt fight him. Also, I saved Duck when the Walkers attacked Hershel's farm.

Just beat Persona 4. It took me 4 years and 2 1/2 tries, but I have finally conquered it. There's nothing that I can say that hasn't already been said. In sum, I loved it, fantastic game, can't wait for the next entry. I was lvl 84 with 102 hours in.
420  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 09, 2012, 10:17:01 PM
Walking Dead Episode 3

Now that school's done for the semester, I got some catching up to do. Decided to do play some Walking Dead, only to find that my save for episode 2 didn't take, and I had to replay the whole episode. That wasn't too bad, and I got to re-do one of the decisions I wasn't happy with (I feel it was my prerogative since the game didn't keep my save.) Episode 3 is just as nuts, and there was one scene where my jaw literally dropped. My opinion about some of the characters has completely been turned on its head. The episode was so intense that I have to sit back and let it all soak in. Very emotionally powerful.
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