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16  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 06, 2015, 10:16:39 PM
Sure thing, chef. ;)



Also, I will beginning chapter 1 later tonight. I'll try to take as many screen caps as possible. ;)

I might just play chapter 1 and that's, unless it's short. Not sure what to expect though. Everyone, JOIN ME AND MAKE THIS A TRAILS NIGHT.
17  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 06, 2015, 09:18:24 PM
Assuming time allows for it, I'll probably also join in in playing along with the podcast. Depending on how far you get by the 2nd episode, I'll take note since it's been some time since I let the game lie fallow. Really looking forward to playing it though.

Totally, and if you need to use a game guide or whatever to help speed the process, there's no shame in that either. I occasionally check on gamefaqs in regards to Bracer points, not so much story/battles/etc.. ;)

If I recommend anything, however, is take the time to talk to everyone and see how wacky things really are in this game. ;)
18  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 06, 2015, 09:08:30 PM
Howdy and welcome to the boards, Jean Of mArc! ;)

Same deal with myself--I don't get a lot of game-time now of these days, so I have to be a bit more calculated on what I do and how to approach certain games. So far, if you learn the basics right away, then the game should be fine. Glad to have you aboard the gameplay train!

= Trails really has a bad prologue.  It's really slow and pretty boring.  But its world-building and the depth of dialogue is a small price to pay; not many games afford that kind of love/time to characterization, or really, 'joking around' with its cast. =/
Fortunately after that it's over the hump and just gets progressively better...even when it is doing its "anime high school chapter".

it's funny, because like I said on the show, I find the prologue very fascinating. It's incredibly entertaining to see the life of the village progress as your character progresses through the chapter. Like, let's use these love birds for example:



Ellie & Armand
The first time you are introduced to these characters, one is literally loitering behind a house (Ellie) and the other (Armand) doting over them from a distance on a elevated walkway (creepily). Armand totally wants Ellie, but he has to work up the courage to do so. Later on after the Bracer test, you come back to find them behind the house Ellie was behind, where you find out Armand confesses/proposes to her. Guess what? She refuses to accept him because she's a romantic at heart and want's to be proposed in a more romantic setting. Armand is baffled--especially when she says he is her type!

It's not until after the events in the tower after the bracer test, when it is evening, where you find these two on the clocktower spending a happily romantic moment together because he decided to propose to her there during the setting sun. (For your amusement, I have Estelle being a total creep in my picture). ;)

Also, let's not forget little claire!



Claire
She's a little reporter and knows the deets on this OTP. She's already got that boat shipped in her mind. ;)

Also, the localization is comically entertaining. Let's not forget lines like this:



This occurs after Soft-Ball-Mustached Dad bails these two out from what could have been a baaaaaad situation. I don't, maybe it's just me, but I like observing things like this. I enjoy watching them unfold. ;) (Also, Dice, I hope by the end of this game Estelle gets her pair of Stregas Sneakers.) ;)
19  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 05, 2015, 08:45:26 PM
Tales of Destiny II (the NA version for PSX)

You probably mean Tales of Eternia.

My first, and favorite, "Tales of" game. I would play this in a second. ;)

fuck it. also wouldn't mind listening to you guys try to grind on through:

Symphony of the Night, Parasite Eve, Tales of Destiny II (the NA version for PSX), Vagrant Story

Lufia II, Super Mario RPG or Secret of Evermore.

I've never played a Parasite Eve game, so I wouldn't object to that. Also, I love this list. MOAR. ;)
20  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: A pile of rare Secret of Evermore soundtracks show up: seller goin cheap?! on: May 05, 2015, 05:28:11 PM
I saw the convo on vgmdb the other day and ordered it then. I'll be inspecting it as well. I can smell a bootleg a mile away, so this will be fun. ;)
21  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Welcome to the JAM; or, the Majesty of the Mashup on: May 04, 2015, 10:51:20 PM
I'll raise this thread from the dead for the sake of mashups:

She Thinks My Flyer's Sexy - BRADIO vs. Kenny Chesney
Return of the Snake
Who Let The Dogs Hunt?
Don't Touch the P5 Protag (NSFW)
22  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 04, 2015, 06:51:27 PM
TitS feels like a very generic and also very wordy JRPG. I have to actually avoid NPCs to not get stuck in their conversation loops, especially I don't appreciate it when the talk option is at the top when visiting shops.

fwiw, the amount of NPC dialogue in the game was probably its biggest selling point.

This.
23  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: May 03, 2015, 01:41:15 AM
Not Kingdom Hearts 3
Not Air Gear
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Game that took you the longest time to finish on: April 30, 2015, 01:51:41 PM
Rune Factory Frontier - 3 years.

I only play that game during the summer. Whenever I start it up during summer, I always get a kick of the last save point time and date. However, that game is going to lose out to Arc Rise Fantasia, because I play that game only in short spurts. I'm guessing when I have kids is when I'll beat that game.

I think Resonance of Fate is going to tie with Rune Factory Frontier. I'm literally on the last stretch of it, but dropped it in favor of playing Nier. Never went back to it, but whenever Christmas comes by, I think about it for a second. ;) Great game, just always have another really interesting game that comes up. Last Christmas it was Smash Bros and Hyrule Warriors that I still occasionally play through to clean up the adventure maps.

I'm sure I'll update this post later about other games I'm still playing through. My backlog is a little unhealthy. ;)
25  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: April 27, 2015, 11:07:28 PM
Thanks Taelus!  I'm a long time listener of this site's podcasts, but for some reason I just never really got myself into the forums.

Only a few thoughts on Second Movement, for now:

- Besaid Theme.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........... *instantly relaxed*

- Can somebody please tell me what this Grinsia is!?  There's a 3DS RPG with that name, a Kemco mobile RPG called "RPG Grinsia" which I don't think is the same thing(???), and then one of you guys said something about Steam when talking about it....  so...... WTH??  How can I play this game that has such amazing music?  (sorry for the manic nature of this last thought, busy day at work and don't have the time to do the necessary research myself)

- Shades of TMNT IV: Turtles in Time in this CrossCode track.  Or am I just imagining that?  I see turtles on neon hoverboards....

Having played the mobile version of it, I can tell you it was something special. The mobile version's soundtrack was fine, but I prefer the re-composed soundtrack over it. ;) Also, looks like Mr. Taelus beat me to the punch with the additional info (would have posted sooner, but just got back from work!). With that said, it's great to have you on the boards, Arvis! Hope to chat with you about music in the near future. ;)
26  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 27, 2015, 01:50:50 AM
I got to the top of Terra Tower (the room with the blue blob looked really cool, as did the staircase with all the dragon heads adorning it) but Dragon God defeated me. 

Honestly the funniest-fiercest looking boss ever. 

I'm sure they could have gone in a different direction with that enemy design, but that music that plays during the fight. *Swoon*
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 25, 2015, 01:32:52 AM
"when you get a golden mushroom on 200cc"



EDIT:

"200 cc. More like"



28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 25, 2015, 01:17:59 AM
re: I HOPE CREEPY CHAIR IS BACK.

29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: April 24, 2015, 03:06:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPVIgshtOag
30  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 24, 2015, 12:44:44 AM
Cappel, or whatever his name was in infinite undiscovery. He managed to be the most pathetic character ever for literally 70% of the game, and by that point I couldn't play anymore.

Diner Diner Diner

But, I actually genuinely liked Capell, because he was a goofball to the extreme, like:



He emphasizes that "anything." ;)
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