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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: Today at 11:41:21 AM
Pretty sure Trigun's ending was just because they were catching up the manga and the series wasn't doing so hot in Japan, and by now the author has moved on, so that's the only animated ending we're likely to get...

I was talking about Trinity Blood's ending....;<_<

Though thank you for helping me make my point.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: Today at 11:38:54 AM
^ Hip hip hooray for Steam!

New Nintendo Direct.  Tomorrow on April 1st (andtheyassureitsnojoke)!

And yet they'll spend the entire direct talking about SMT x FE. :v

3  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 30, 2015, 09:22:38 PM
Huh. I could've sworn that there was somebody who used to work on Trigun that went on to make Trinity Blood and then died which was why the studio slapped on an epilogue that literally glossed over the climatic showdown between the main character and his evil brother introduced an episode or two prior. I kinda assumed they were the same guy because both series' had similar beats to them like a goofy/pacifistic MC who's secretly a one-man engine of destruction, an evil twin who's straight up looking to destroy and is the main antagonist, goofy sidekicks who force themselves into the forefront of the plot and the occasional blatant Christian imagery, among other things.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: March 30, 2015, 06:58:06 PM
All that does is remind me that the music for this sequel sounds a lot crapper!

While I would hesitate to use that exact wording, I agree that we'll be lucky to get a sound track that hits the same highs as consistently as XBC's did.

Thankfully, Swano's fairly solid, if a bit samey, so I'm pretty confident that there's a chance.
5  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 30, 2015, 11:24:29 AM
In order of hype:

1) DBZ Movie!!!!

2) Arslan Senki - I checked a bit of the manga it's based on (which in turn is based on a novel) and it seems to play up the writer's strengths [who had previously done Fullmetal Alchemist and Silver Spoon], so I'm all for this.

3) Blood Blockade Battlefront - The trailers seem extremely cool and I know the writer of the manga (who also wrote Trigun) was up to snuff. Here's hoping it delivers.

4) Ninja Slayer From Animation - It looks and sounds really neat and Studio Trigger's working on it. Hopefully I'll like it more than Kill La Kill, considering it's supposed to be a homage to hyperviolent anime of the 90's I indulged in a few years ago.

5) Sidonia Season 2 - Been waiting too long to finish this series!

6) Digimon Adventure Tri - I wanna get digital. ;_;

7) Punchline - I'm pretty much guaranteed to get sick of this show after an episode or two, but I'll try it anyways. Seems like it'd be a nice guilty pleasure, at least.

Also, more Gintama is great, but I'm too damn far behind...

Also, the Third Code Geass Akito movie/episode's on it's way! I doubt the DVD will be out this season, though, so I have time to watch the second episode I didn't even know released...

Adding Plastic Memories as #6, moving the rest down a notch and making the whole total about 8...

Wait a minute. I thought the writer who did FMA only provided the artwork for Arslan Senki?

And hold on. Didn't the writer of Trigun pass away in the middle of writing Trinity Blood (which itself was a pretty crappy series; and not entirely due to the flaccid ending)?

At least if Ninja Slayer falls apart like KlK did, it might not necessarily be the fault of Trigger since they're adapting a western comic book series (though I wouldn't know it since that's the full extent of my knowledge of the source material).

Also, you're going to have to explain to me why you're adding Plastic Memories to your list since that looks painfully like a generic rom-com.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 29, 2015, 05:10:42 PM
I think they just thought it would be funny.

Plus, considering Riona's other Limit Break, it seems like Square was probably going for a theme.
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: March 29, 2015, 03:19:19 PM
I finally sat down and watched all 3 seasons of the original Star Trek.

Man, there is a lot of crap.

Certain things are interesting like how the series initially sets up a crewman as Kirk's potential gf before they decided to make him into a womaniser.

I didn't remember Scotty being in charge of the ship as much as he was.

Kirk and McCoy could be real dicks to Spock.

There are genuinely good episodes but there are so many episodes where they just magically go back in time or find an Earth like planet that emulates some part of Earth history, it's just ridiculous.

Does not hold up nearly as well as I expected.

OG Star Trek was admittedly more a social issues soapbox than a hard Sci-Fi. It didn't help that the third season had its budget slashed hard by the network which led to episodes like that goofy OK Corral episode. It has its episodes, but its really dated at times too.

Admittedly, the Animated Series actually does continue the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.
8  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 29, 2015, 03:12:16 PM
So thanks to AS using it to replace Gurren Lagann, I've now started up on SAO2. So far it seems to be more aware of the stupidity that plagues the series, and has decided to run with it instead, which makes this automatically better than the creepy horseshit that was the Fairy Dances arc (or the SAO arc for that matter). Then again, I could help but laugh out loud at Asuna's casual desire for VR to fully emulate RL (even though she's referring to bringing the kid she and her husbando adopted in the first season out of the Holodeck, its still pretty tone deaf given what 'just' preceded it, episode-wise).
9  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 29, 2015, 12:06:10 PM
Decided fairly quickly that I do not have the patience to do the bonus dungeon in .Hack//Quarantine, and if I don't have the patience to do that dungeon I definitely don't have the patience to collect the game's 750 items. So I'll just move on to the next phase of my .Hack marathon. Wish that was Legend of the Twilight, but since I can't find those anywhere for a reasonable price (the DVD set, that is--the books are dirt cheap) I'll just move on to .Hack//ROOTS.

So probably won't be playing many games beyond Awakened Fate Ultimatum and Story of Seasons while I watch those.

Also, the anime is largely the same as the manga anyways (though a bit shorter since both have non-endings and no plot to speak of).

Anyways, for reasons, I've decided to revisit Radiant Historia and see if I can't 100% it this time.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 29, 2015, 11:41:13 AM
Oh yeah, another way to break FF8 is to only learn the dog's last trick.
That way it can only do the first one and the ultimate one instead of all the useless ones.

Hey now, Invincible Moon is pretty good if it procs at a timely moment. Also, IIRC both Angelo Reverse and Angelo Search procs randomly, Limit Break or no, which mean that there's no point in not learning them (though Angelo Reverse is still pretty useless since it namely focuses on rezzing Riona over the more useful characters). Only Angelo Strike and Angelo Recover should be avoided at all cost.

That said, Angel Wing can be game breaking if you only give Riona Meteor and let her Junction it to Mag (and equip Support Abilities like Mag +60%, HP +80%, Auto-Protect, Auto-Shell and/or Auto-Haste; and you might also want to let her Devour a few T-Rexes for some additional HP and make sure she has Vit Bonus and HP Bonus for level ups; to at least try to keep her standing past the moment when something looks at her funny).
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: Majora's Mask 3DS released!) on: March 28, 2015, 01:01:43 AM
What the hell is with all the doom and gloom in this thread?

The WiiU isn't dead yet (and goddamn do I hope that it doesn't die within the next year because I will be pissed if it did).
Zelda U was obviously going to need more time in the oven (I mean just look at the video shown during the The Lame Awards last December and tell me that the overworld didn't look barren as all hell).
Especially after how Skyward Sword came out and felt rushed like hell.
The NX is probably going to be some kind of Smartphone like device (or possess Smartphone game playing capability) and isn't going to just straight up usurp the WiiU.
And heck, there may even be things we don't yet know about like schedule conflicts with other releases (maybe that Starfox reboot that's in the oven or SMT x FE (a man can dream)).

Besides, the Console Zelda games since Wind Waker all feel rushed at some point or another and I'd like this one to finally kick that trend.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 28, 2015, 12:43:49 AM
My tl;dr is that FFVIII was probably written with an actual plot in mind, but the writers failed to produce an actual storyline. They basically had a sequence of events leading to a particular (and probably clever) twist in mind and didn't do enough to connect them or flesh them out beyond serving as buildup/payout for their twist.

I know I've said this before (like in every thread where FFVIII came up) but I really feel like FFVIII changed writing staff at some point. The gaps in the story don't feel like they happened for budgetary reasons -- it's like there's this really big shift in tone shortly after Disc 2 starts and a lot of the rest of the story felt like it was being pieced together from someone else's notes.

This might be due to Square handing team FFVIII all the budgets (much to the detriment of games like Xenogears).
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: Majora's Mask 3DS released!) on: March 27, 2015, 06:22:53 PM

And in less pleasant, but more expected news. Welp.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 27, 2015, 05:54:28 PM
I've said it before, FF8 is my favorite FF game (beat it 3 times), but it is the one I complain the most about.  Everything that's wrong with the game, I've probably complained about.  The plot with more holes than Swiss cheese, iffy design choices for gameplay mechanics, Rinoa (though I don't dislike her as much as I used to), all valid reasons to dislike the game.  

I should honestly dislike the game.  Yet there's something about it that just resonates with me.  GFs be damned, I remember more about FF8 than I do about any other FF.  Especially the quieter moments of the plot, which were where the game showed potential before backpedaling into supercilious JRPG bombast.

That's the thing, FFVIII did some really great things at times (for instance, the way that Odin was switched out with Gilgamesh is not only something that's done as a one time thing, but something that not every player will see given that you needed an optional GF in the first place, yet they went to a lot of effort on the scene), and frankly those things don't really get enough mention when the subject of FFVIII comes up. It's just that it didn't help that when things fell apart, they really fell apart (for instance, support the freaking Pocketstation even though only a handful of games ever used the damn thing).
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 27, 2015, 04:15:05 AM
Or "Tales of Smash" given Banco's recent help and given the Tales loving shitty spin-offs.

Didn't they do this already? Or am I thinking about Legend of Heroes x Ys?

If anything, I'd expect a Tales of Musou game after both Zelda and Dragon Quest got one in the space of a year.
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