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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: Today at 12:04:39 PM
SM Land Three Dee: Beaten. Now for the Special Zone.
2  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Zelda Musou on: Today at 12:02:21 PM
Surprised nobody has posted this, but Nintendo has laid out their DLC plans, and it sounds FANTASTIC

First is a free update near the end of September that will make the game's three villains playable.

The rest of the four planned DLC packs all include new areas/maps, new weapon types, and new character skins. But the best part is the feature of each pack which all have me super excited:

Master Quest Pack
- New Story Quest/New Adventure

Twilight Princess Pack
- 2 New Yet-to-be Revealed Characters

Majora's Mask Pack
- 2 New Yet-to-be Revealed Characters
(please be Deku Link/Princess/King!)

Ganon Pack
- 2 New Game Modes

Buying all the packs together will set you back $19.99 and net you a Dark Link skin.

I'd feel more excited if I knew what these actually included instead of a vague 'new mode' or who the new characters would be.

That said, Nintendo is usually pretty good about DLC so it might actually be worth getting (though with Koei Temco its probably a better idea to wait for Hyrule Warriors Extreme or Hyrule Warriors 2 instead).
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 18, 2014, 07:37:19 PM
Wario Land Super Mario Land 3: D. World 8 natch.

TOPSP: Am one stage away from netting the best Archer in the game.

KI: Uprising. Finished Chapter 13? 14?? (Chapter 16) Whatever. Man, this game just keeps on going.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 18, 2014, 08:19:32 AM
New Trailer

Also, Nomura has officially stepped down as director and Tabata is taking over.

It definitely looks more like a real game in this trailer.  There's less of the crazy flying around stuff we say before...which is probably for the best.  It looked cool but realistically I never really understood how you were supposed to control it.  This looks like an action RPG.  Less revolutionary, sure, but also easier to see how it will actually play.

You know, I would be down for playing National Lampoon's Final Fantasy, especially if they go whole hog and make Potions a metaphor for alcohol. "Sorry officer. I completely forgot about the Cerberus tied to the back bumper."
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 17, 2014, 08:09:46 AM
Allegedly we'll see a demo of FF15 sometime next year! 

...And it has a fancy name: "Episode Duscae".
Yay!  Things happening!

You know, if FFXIII-1 is anything to go by, then it means that Squeenix is finally actually putting the game together instead of just endlessly cranking out art resources and assets. Hopefully they'll do a better job of sewing the final product together this time versus the slapdash job they did on XIII-1.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 17, 2014, 01:31:44 AM

And now for the schedule itself.

There may be a latecomer addition or two between now and Thursday, but this is pretty close to 'good enough' as is.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: September 16, 2014, 12:38:38 PM
Double posting on account of the fact that I am speaking on an entirely different subject.


The end

Yeah the drama-factor is pretty up there this time around. :)

The Zesteria collector's edition/s/ seen in here!  Figures, posters, keychains, and some surprisingly nice bookmarks!
Some pretty pretty stuff that I hope will also make it overseas!

Additionally, http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/16/tales-zestiria-pre-orders-7-eleven-get-exclusive-content-sorey/

Here's hoping that Scorey gets some lame ass looking convenience Storey clerk outfit and the healing arte is called Big Gulp.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 15, 2014, 07:56:03 AM
Stromperdalion Trois - Left Treelectric Ladyland, picked up Hortense and Sweet William, and upgrode some weapons. Off to Vizzle-d-Zazzle to pick up Herman. Might have the funbux for Naruto now, too. And then I'm going back to the woods and hunting for Amish Potato Salad.

On that note, Suki 3: Finally decided to buckle down and finally finish this game (after spending the better part of a decade dragging my feet). Currently running Hugo's team through the final dungeon after Geddoe's party stomped Yuber.

Three Dee Land: World 7 bitches!

KI:U; currently up to Chapter 8. Its gonna be a long long time, before tounchdown brings me round to find more phat loot. I'm a Rocket Pit.

FE:Awakening; So I finally figured out what was going on with my efforts to figure out why Lucina's base stats deviated wildly from the implied outcome of the inheritance formula provided by SF. Apparently, kids have a Base Stat Floor that they will start at if their parents' stats really are that bad. Unfortunately, my Chrom's current Mag and Res are too high to effectively determine what Lucina's Base Stat Floor are for those two stats, still between that and seeing the outcome between Chrom x Olivia and Chrom x Sully, I should have enough data now to start figuring out Maiden's base stats.

TO:LUCT; Finished up Chapter 1 and moved on to the Chaotic path through Chapter 2.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: September 14, 2014, 11:10:12 PM
Sorry to those who want it, but this guy wins in the most angriest way possible... And for making me laugh.

Well, I think the big difference between Evangelion and Xenosaga, is that EVA as a series is aware of what it is and it handles most of its narrative in a serviceable and interesting manner for its audience. Xeno on the other hand come off as a ball of decent concepts that couldn't be realized at their full potential.

That said, Xenogears was cool for what it was in its time.

Yeah, no.

EVA had even less of a clue as to what it was going for than Gears at its worst. For all the goofy and ridiculous ways Gears employed its religious symbolism, there was at least a vague understanding of the philosophy behind it, all EVA saw in its symbolism was the rule of cool. Also both ended with sequences of MCs sitting in a chair in a otherwise dark room, discussing things that may or may not have happened off screen. Either way though, Gears was more of a massive series of Giant Robot homages than anything else, whereas EVA was more of a subversion of the tropes of the genre.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 14, 2014, 01:51:49 PM
SML:3DS Edition; now playing World 6.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: September 12, 2014, 04:43:53 PM
Let it also be known how ANGRY direct sequels make me when a member from my former  Level 99 party can't get herself out of prison.  Agnes should take STANCE.... Be all "I'VE SLAIN GODS DAMMIT.  ALL DOORS SHOULD BE HALF THEIR HEIGHT SO PEOPLE MUST CRAWL IN ON THEIR KNEES TO SEE ME.  F*** THIS PRISON DETAIL, Y'ALL ARE DEAD TONIGHT"

How many games actually do that?
I hear LoH:TitS does it... and I can't even think of one other.

VP2 is one of the worst offender =/ I mean Lenneth CREATOR is one of the weakest character.

Technically VP2 is in a different timeline where Lenneth went and saved the future from Ganon. Likewise, Covenant of the Plume takes place in the timeline where Lenneth dies (assuming you were at all an asshat).

At least with FFX-2, Yuna does depower due to Summons no longer being a thing which was her thing in FFX. Too bad this does nothing to justify Rikku's depowerment. Even FFXIII-2 was better about it since Lightning starts the game with all six of her ATB segments (which does nothing to save her from disappearing off the face of the game or getting completely chumped off screen as an aside).
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 12, 2014, 04:24:16 PM
I find it somewhat dubious that the "New 3DS" will fly off the shelves.

Majora's Mask remake exclusive for the New 3DS could be a start.

If they really wanted the system to sell, they'd make the new Ruby&Sapphire remakes exclusive to it.

If they really really wanted to sell systems they would make it so I could hook it up to my tv. How cool would the new model be with audio video out and a little button to change display from screen to screen on the fly?

If they really really really wanted systems to the sell, they would've made it in the first place and save everyone the trouble of having to buy multiple systems, and also so it could be around long enough for 3rd party devs to have been making games for it for more than a month.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: September 12, 2014, 08:07:22 AM

So we've got some deets on The Three Musketeers, an Indian (Native American kind) Princess(?), and a feature that lets Anges tell you how unacceptable something/one is/was/will be.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 12, 2014, 07:49:08 AM

More TGS line ups and http://gematsu.com/2014/09/summer-lesson-project-morpheus-demo-pulled-tgs

Creepy Waifu Simulator being pushed back to a separate event so that most of TGS's participants won't crowd around the one kiosk and ignore the rest of Bamco's offerings.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 12, 2014, 07:36:15 AM

I laughed, I'm a terrible person.

I'm willing to accept this as canon, hell it might as well have happened given the nature of that show. "Lulouche Vi Britannia commands you to 'Follow your nose!'!"
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