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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Devil Survivor 2: Break Record announced for 3DS on: May 22, 2015, 10:08:03 PM
I would have but it's $60 in Canada.

The new Atlus tax plus publishers fucking over Canada on game prices means I won't be getting this for quite a while.

Yeah, its going to be a couple of months before Atlus starts putting it on 'sale' like its predecessor. I'll grab it then.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 22, 2015, 10:28:39 AM
Sadly, the screenshots shoot that theory down, as they depict both the Maid and Butler with Knives and Healing Staffs (or whatever equivalent Hoshido uses). The Maid in particular has the two skills attributed to Awakening's Troubadour (Res +2 and Demoiselle) in her status screen (along with a currently unidentified third skill). Moreover, said maid has 3 Skills and 6 Move at Level 2, which suggests that the Maid Class is a promoted class. I wouldn't be surprised if the same applied to the Butler.
Okay so that would make Maid/Butler the replacement class for War Cleric, at least for Nohr. Do we actually have any details on Ninja beyond that they use hidden weapons?

...and I maintain that maids and butlers stick out slightly less than a ninja would on a battlefield. :p

We know that they're a tier 1 class since our playable Ninjas are this game's Christmas Knights (plus a subscriber to the 'Cecil third wheel' archetype to round out the trio). Other than that, they look to have rounded stats in Str, Skl and Spd, but are going to be made of paper.


Also:



Just look at that guy.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic on: May 21, 2015, 07:22:21 PM
If they were only going to have one generation, it's obvious it'd be AGE-3 because that way you can have all 3 leads in the game.

That and you'd avoid having to deal with the timeskips (not like they ever mattered in the anime, just swap out one set of protagonists for another; bam, done).

And speaking of, I can't wait to see how they're going to try to justify AGE's Vegan menace's reason for war when Akito is happily chilling on Mars and totally not worried about cosmic rays (they're probably going to have the Vegans hitch a ride with the Jovian Lizards; though if their chronic space stupidity were to be treated with a healthy dose of Gekigengar 3....profit?).
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 21, 2015, 07:03:42 AM

It makes some sense with the concealed weapons and all, but I have no idea why you would bring a maid/butler to the battlefield. So they can pour their lord some lovely tea between turns? There's no good reason to bring and that makes them highly suspicious, which removes all the sense the class could have made.
To be fair Maid/Butler are probably the Nohr equivalent to the Hoshido (sp?) ninja...and having a ninja in the middle of the battlefield is more suspicious imo than having a maid or butler so it all evens out. >.>

Sadly, the screenshots shoot that theory down, as they depict both the Maid and Butler with Knives and Healing Staffs (or whatever equivalent Hoshido uses). The Maid in particular has the two skills attributed to Awakening's Troubadour (Res +2 and Demoiselle) in her status screen (along with a currently unidentified third skill). Moreover, said maid has 3 Skills and 6 Move at Level 2, which suggests that the Maid Class is a promoted class. I wouldn't be surprised if the same applied to the Butler.
5  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 21, 2015, 01:39:59 AM
Started: Heavy Metal L-Gaim.

Oh this going to be fun...

Don't hold your breath, I'm takin this one slow.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 20, 2015, 07:53:15 PM
Sadly, the Great Butler class was not meant to be (this time, as I somehow suspect that a Great Butler in-series joke will spawn from this and then in about 5 years, FE16 will have an actual Great Butler class).

We still have our regular Butler and Maid classes though. After all, what's the point of having all these Princes/Princesses running around if they don't have any staff to serve them? Do they carry their weapons and golfballs around with them like goddamn commoners, or do they have their loyal caddies do it for them (also am disappoint at lack of Caddy class)?
7  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 19, 2015, 05:12:20 PM
So was the plan to have a midgame progress update during the middle of the month?

I ask because a friend of mine thinks that doing a midmonth progress episode would get thoughts of the game thus far (since endings have a tendency to swing one way or another) and bring the non-participants on to the same page as the rest of the crew.
8  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 19, 2015, 05:08:22 PM
Depends on which version you're playing.

In the original, yeah. You're going to have to check it all out manually.

In the remake, you can switch pages which enable you to see what that piece of equipment is providing numerically. You can then compare just by scrolling up and down like you'd normally do.

Either way though, outside of rare cases like Baldur, you're generally wearing the best you've got (or can equip in the remake since equipment have level requirements to them).
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 19, 2015, 04:43:18 PM
That said, my top 10 for the OP's site would be:

Time and Eternity
From the Abyss
White Knight Chronicles (1 & 2)
Beyond the Beyond
The Granstream Saga
Criminal Girls
Lunar: Dragon Song
Lufia: Ruins of Lore
and two Idea Factory/Compile Heart games of your choice.

Fine picks, but come on... no Quest 64, Unlimited SaGa, Last Rebellion or Lord of the Rings (SNES)?

I only had ten spaces to work with.

Though yes, I totally forgot about Last Rebellion. I could probably swap out Granstream Saga for it.

As for Quest 64, that game, while ultimately really grindy and bland, has its moments and the growth system behind it was actually pretty good (if horribly unbalanced in favor of Water and Earth elements). As for the others, I haven't played them yet.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 19, 2015, 09:31:17 AM
Hey, Criminal Girls may be a bit creepy (Even creepier after they censored it, go figure) but the battle system is legit. I've been having fun playing it now and then.

Yeah, but its pretty damn skeevy. Honestly though, you could throw any Imageepoch game in that slot and achieve the same effect.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic on: May 19, 2015, 08:44:46 AM
Raijinoh, Nadesico, Dunbine and Gaogaigar are old favorites of mine. Hell I won't really mind seeing AGE in a game either, if nothing else that show had a few cool mech designs and a handful of decent characters I'd like to play with.

Of course, I still can't get excited for it since 3DSs are region locked (Thanks Nintendo).

I'm actually curious to see how they'll handle AGE myself as well due to the generational thing (and the Level 5 writing). I won't be surprised if Gorg's lead is going to get all buddy buddy on whichever AGE lead they run with.


Edit: http://gematsu.com/2015/05/first-look-super-robot-wars-bx

Of fucking course they're running AGE-3. I really hope the masteries take a solid dump on Kio's lame ass (hell, I may just want to Map his sad ass back into the garage/bench for the hell of it). I guess this also means we're getting Crazy Grandpa Filt, but he wasn't worth Kio then and he probably won't be worth it now.

The rest of the series look amazing (I completely forgot that Raijin-oh was the name of the Kindergarten operated robot), but dammit AGE (also Mazinkaizer SKL and A Wakening of the Trailblazer, you guys are lame too).
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 19, 2015, 08:41:05 AM
Again with the paired up posts but I didn't want to add this to the wall of text above: http://gematsu.com/2015/05/fire-emblem-if-changes-up-the-weapon-triangle

It was pretty obvious that something was changing when it looked like Bows were going to be strong against Lances and weak against Swords. Now we have some concrete deets on the matter.

Also there's some examples of the weapon mechanics I was blindly stabbing at in aforementioned wall of text above.

Also some character and class names are also present to round off the information.
13  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 19, 2015, 07:08:02 AM
I've heard there's something of a "fad" right now centered around people getting stuck in video games, but I don't really see that given that the only two recent ones I know of are this show and Sword Art Online (which I have not watched, but probably will at some point). Two shows isn't really a fad.

That's because most of them are light novels (SAO was one too initially). There's a toooooooooooooooooooooon of them and slowly but surely they are getting mangas and anime.
The anime Overlord in the summer season is one of those. Same with Gate.

And if you include web novels...oh god.  I swear it's harder to find a Japanese web novel that isn't about getting stuck in some sort of video game world these days...

And Korea's been getting in on it too with stuff like The Gamer (although that one in particular is more about taking video game rules out of an MMO and into RL).


Anyways, while I'm here:

Finished: Nichijou. I'm going to miss this one. Some of the bits were downright hilarious and it didn't overstay its welcome (like Bobobo) or was hamstrung by having exactly one joke to tell endlessly (again, like Bobobo). The bit with the Shrine falling apart was probably my favorite.

Started: Heavy Metal L-Gaim. One of the more 80s-ish of giant robot animes I've seen so far. Only one episode in thus far but it feels like Xabungle, only less ridiculous (L-Gaim's controls aren't like that of a big rig and we've already got an amputation, which got fix up pretty quickly).
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 19, 2015, 06:40:49 AM
You mean flat and weak like the avarage loli girl? I don't want them to moe up my games even further :(

I'm suddenly getting flashbacks to Time and Eternity's NPCs. Signposts had more personality than those cardboard cutouts.

Also getting flashbacks to From the Abyss where one NPC was literally the best part of that lametastic game (the graphics were nice-ish, but in an RPGMaker XP way).


That said, my top 10 for the OP's site would be:

Time and Eternity
From the Abyss
White Knight Chronicles (1 & 2)
Beyond the Beyond
The Granstream Saga
Criminal Girls
Lunar: Dragon Song
Lufia: Ruins of Lore
and two Idea Factory/Compile Heart games of your choice.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic on: May 19, 2015, 06:05:35 AM
W-Posting for this: http://gematsu.com/2015/05/new-super-robot-wars-3ds-announced-this-weeks-famitsu

New sidegame on the horizon (and being a sidegame means a higher chance for more oddball series inclusions).

I'll edit this post with more information as it comes (instead of just taking blind stabs at guessing which series the silhouette depicts).


Edit: http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/19/here-are-some-of-the-mecha-series-participating-in-the-new-super-robot-taisen/

Hey there Nadesico, Dubine and GaoGaiGar...

...and Gundam AGE. lol
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