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1  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: Today at 06:12:30 PM
I gotta say, I did try Gametrailers for stuff awhile back and was disappointed to see how hard it was to get simple game trailers to play... youtube seemed better in almost every way...

I'm sensing it was something where the prime time was way before I tried it out though, it seemed like they had a fair amount of enthusiastic, interesting people and all that, but I personally had given up on the site (along with pretty much all gaming websites) a long time ago.

Yeah, it started its descent by around 2005 which is when Youtube started to take off. I think the only thing of note that GT was still doing past the late Aughts was E3 coverage, and most of that was time wasting banter with talking heads trying to sell the latest Halo or Madden or Call of Duty.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: Today at 03:24:08 PM
No, I mean, I get preferring one over the other, but absolutely hating one and automatically preferring the other in every single instance without exception or objectivity is.... odd.  Such a small, unimportant thing to be zealous over.

Normally, I wouldn't care one way or the other but between XBCX's mediocrity and how some of the best moments in the JP version were due to Azura's JP VA's songs, I'm a bit more gun shy than I would normally be (which is more than I felt compared to everything else surrounding this prerelease clusterfuck).

It was also something that was included (albeit bugged) in Awakening.

I'll be honest: you lost me completely with this post.  But that's normal for me, as I do not pay nearly as much attention to gaming culture nuances as I used to.

However, I'll say that for every handful of instances where localization "ruined" something, there's at least one example of the localization making a foreign product better.  The English dubs of Cowboy Bebop, Steins;Gate, and even Naruto being good examples.

But ultimately, sub/dub rarely "ruins" any product.  Fans just inflate its importance so much that they ruin it themselves with their bias.

*Invalid opinion detected*

Sorry, but even if your viewpoint is correct, Naruto sucks no matter what side of the Pacific you're viewing it on. You need to Git Gud at swinging that logic hammer of yours around, especially in regards to replying to a post that isn't making the point you think its making.

To clarify, my previous post was not at all about that retarded Subs v Dubs argument, but about concern over a localization decision that might negatively impact my enjoyment of the game compared to all the other localization decisions that people were getting up in arms about even though they were about stupid nonsense or matters that were blown way out of proportion to begin with.

And my concern mostly stems from the fact that SPOILERS
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the Black/Dark Blue Dress that was among the first things publicly shown about the game was ultimately regulated to one cutscene on one version of the game and nowhere else, and I'm still pissed about that (it should've been used throughout the majority of Nohr, it would have been perfectly timed with that stupid meme). All I want is for that one scene to be good, which is was in the JP version because it was set to a Latin/Salsa-esque song (pardon my weak musical genre-fu). Also, the fever of the rhythm and the beat was a literal plot point, hence my concern that we need the fever, the rhythm and the beat.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: Today at 12:18:26 PM
No, I mean, I get preferring one over the other, but absolutely hating one and automatically preferring the other in every single instance without exception or objectivity is.... odd.  Such a small, unimportant thing to be zealous over.

Normally, I wouldn't care one way or the other but between XBCX's mediocrity and how some of the best moments in the JP version were due to Azura's JP VA's songs, I'm a bit more gun shy than I would normally be (which is more than I felt compared to everything else surrounding this prerelease clusterfuck).

It was also something that was included (albeit bugged) in Awakening.
4  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: Today at 01:45:21 AM
The kotaku article I saw about GameTrailers closing referenced 1UP and I got really really bummed that it got axed too.

Almost every site I loved 10 years ago no longer exists...

Apparently the staff at GT found out about it shutting down (effectively immediately) and that they were all fired at about the same time the general public did.  Brutal.

To be fair, 1up was a spyware ridden mess since before the start of the decade. But for awhile there, they did some great stuff.

I just hope that their more valuable stuff got archived.

Of course, that whole decade was fraught with stuff that is going to be lost to the ages given how MMOs were the fad at the time and all those online dependent games are now mere shells of their former glory.
5  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 08, 2016, 10:04:17 PM
After 13 years, the fan-favourite Game Trailers is shutting down [servers]...

Now there's a name I haven't heard since the days of G4TV.

Have they done anything since or were they just a legacy archive at this point?
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: February 08, 2016, 07:51:15 PM
http://serenesforest.net/2016/02/08/fire-emblem-fates-gives-world-three-games-with-one-language/#more-31196



I can only hope for whomever they got for Azura to nail the songs because otherwise unh....
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Its bad enough that [s]Black[/s] Dark Blue dress only exists for one cutscene. Having the song that goes with the aforementioned scene go flat with no JP alternative would do far more damage than either Soliel's business or the sinking of the Skinship have done.
7  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 08, 2016, 06:41:50 PM
Given the description, its kinda impossible to guess (he's basically described almost every Hentai in existence). Also, welcome to the Internet Mickeymac92, enjoy your new found adulthood.

To be fair, I was trying to say as little as possible since I wasn't sure what kind of reaction I was going to get even mentioning anything related to hentai. The fact is that it wasn't any worse than what I had been encountering since I was 14 that made it so horrifying for me, because never before had I been forced to think about what was actually happenning. Granted, I still usually try to avoid darker topics, but I've been through so much of this stuff that they no longer affected me even whenever I happened upon them.

This time I enountered a game that was exactly what I expected it to be - a dark story about black market sexual slavery and torturous revenge, set in a modern-fantasy world at war. And almost immediately I regretted not just booting up the game, but pretty much everything I've viewed for the past 7 years, simply because the images I've encountered for so many years were finally given context in ways I couldn't ignore. The only positive thing I could say is that at least it didn't try to romanticize the concepts, but considering the player is still expected to be aroused by the content on-hand, I can't help but disgusted.

And again: I knew all of that beforehand. I was wlling to tolerate that, enjoy it, even. And that is why I am now scared of myself.


That isn't even going into why I played it, as there's more red flags and twisted ironies than I can properly keep track of at the moment. Starting with the fact that it seems to be in the same series as a Hentai OVA that is pretty much the reason I stay far away from animated hentai...

I guess I could mention that the game is called "Prisoner Market", as I feel it is a dead giveaway as to what it entails.


___________

That aside, I guess I can go play some real games now....................oh hey, I have portable handheld gaming devices, I could've been using these this entire time.

=|

I'm gonna go play Pokemon in the vein hopes that it'll somehow restart my entire existance. Have a nice day, everybody.

Yeah, that still doesn't narrow it down much. You wouldn't happen to be talking about Rance or Toushin Toshi would you (although if you're talking about Criminal Girls or Queen's Blade, then I find your level of disturbance cute)?


Anyways, XBCX: Been doofing around some more. I'm finally starting in on Aug crafting and Ground Loadouts for realz. Started with some Beam and Thermal Res Augs for both Ground and Skell fighting, though I'm in desperate need for some Electric Res. Also nabbed myself both a Melee: HP Recovery and Arts: Gain TP Aug so now I'm trashing the upper Time Trials since I can just rez anyone that might fall now that I want not for TP (BP on the other hand). Soon I'll have the makings of an Infinite Overdrive build. I should also consider upgrading my Weapon's Attributes since I've had a really kickass Sniper Rifle for awhile now (its an Ultra Infinite Relic with built in Beam Damage Up, Magazine Capacity Up and Ranged Accuracy Up, all at rank XV with 10 Mods open on it). More importantly though is that I now possess a Lv 60 Frame Inferno, I just need to load it up and start working towards those Super Weapons.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: February 08, 2016, 01:31:00 PM
Well there goes $50 buck-a-roos. I read the memo on Kickstarter. It seems like such a weird reason to put a game on indefinite hold because they're obligated to finish a previous video game title. Which, I'm confused I thought Unsung Story was going to be Playdek's first game? In any case, with key staffers leaving and trying to get an influx of new staffers after this other title is finished to return to Unsung Story sounds like a weak cop-out to me. I wasn't really timid about backing titles on Kickstarter because Shovel Knight and Shadowgate were completed and delivered to me, but unless I see more game development in the pitch rather than big names and concept art, I'll have to think more carefully about committing to a project without more to show for.

Its because all those pesky game designers need to eat and have a place to sleep (that isn't out in the street). Because PlayDek isn't Squeenix and can't afford to keep a AAA+ Game Development in perpetual development for over a decade (not that Unsung Story was ever going to be AAA+ or even A-). What really didn't help though was the fact that they wanted to make a Tactics Ogre-like but wanted to use Unity to create an entirely new style of SRPG tactical movement beyond Squares and Hexes with a campaign that featured multiple viewpoints, teams and lead characters over a convoluted timeline (on top of all the unrealistic stretch goal promises). Or in short, this was always too good to be true, and sadly, it took far more time and money than it should've to get to this point.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: February 08, 2016, 01:18:31 PM
http://gematsu.com/2016/02/star-ocean-5-details-screenshots-spaceship-battle-system

And the award for most ridiculous Starship name goes to.... SO5's Charles D. Goal F!

Also apparently the CDGF (they couldn't have sprung for an 'E' in that acronym, could they?) is also going to be a town/the game's Moonbase. Well, its probably one of the better uses of Sci-Fi within this series (as long as they don't immediately blow it up or park it in the obvious "Insert Starship Here" spot in lieu of building a bridge or surmounting a waist high fence).
10  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 07, 2016, 11:16:12 AM
Unsung Story shelved indefinitely. My thoughts are with ya, contributors :(

That story will stay unsung.

I'll show myself out...

At least one of us made that joke.
11  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 07, 2016, 11:15:07 AM
Given the description, its kinda impossible to guess (he's basically described almost every Hentai in existence). Also, welcome to the Internet Mickeymac92, enjoy your new found adulthood.


Also also, I can't fault School Days for taking the total douchebag route because it was the best possible route they could've taken (given the utter interchangeability of milquetoast harem anime/VN male protagonists sausages, getting one violently murdered was both cathartic and memorable which is exactly why we're still talking about School Days a decade+ later).
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: February 05, 2016, 09:31:27 PM
I believe Cindy is Cid's granddaughter, and as far as I know, they haven't revealed the family name yet. Aranea being a Highwind doesn't necessarily mean she's related to Cid. It's probably just a reference to FFII's Ricard, FFIV's Kain, and FFVII's Cid, who were also dragoons named Highwind.

Yeah ok that makes sense, Highwind being a Cid thing was technically just FF7 I was thinking, I can't remember so Kain's last name was Highwind? Kain Highwind eh... I'm just vaguely remembering he was only called "Kain" but anyway, but if they're all highwinds there you go, so right, she might not be related.

I also did just realize now with Aranea deriving from latin (Spider) I think similar to Noctis (Nocturna? Nocturnal?) And like Luna (Lunar?) it's kind of like when they started with all the Latin lyrics in FF8 (Liberi Fatali, Lucos Wecos chanting)

Then it hit me with FFXV going full latin it's actually not seemingly a coincidence that FFXV reminds me most of FF8 in kind of spirit and tone it seems. I'm sure this trailer has been posted here before but the kind of intense dramatic atmosphere and such.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g1CwNw2i88

I gotta say, never have I been so intrigued and excited  over a game that's taken 9 years to possible release.

They were doing Latin lyrics since FFVII (hence all those 'you know you're fighting the Final final boss when the Latin chanting kicks in' jokes).

Though, had the technology been able to support it, FFVI would've had it too for Dancing Mad (it breaks out the organs at least).

Also Highwind showed up in FFII and is generally the name most associated with a game's given Dragoon (Freya's one of the biggest outliers since she actually has the classical Dragoon Job yet is not named Highwind; Kimari is more debatable as he's closer to the Blue Mage archetype but is more or less Dual Jobbing, Izlude is the closest FFT gets to a named Dragoon but again kinda Dual Jobs it as a Dragoon variant of the Holy Knight Job and the rest are either MMOs or are games without a designated Dragoon (or has a Dragoon but without a designated last name like FFD's Barbara)). Or in short, they're almost always named _____ Highwind.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: February 05, 2016, 07:16:17 PM
oh

when Square's web service thing went down was anyone like

WELP
I GUESS SQUARE'S EXPERIENCING SOME /CLOUD STRIFE/

cause like
cloud
computing
and strife as in struggle
????

I figured that nobody wanted to back an evil corporate empire. Because they named it Shin-ra Technologies the 'evil empire' analogue for the game Final Fantasy VII.
14  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 05, 2016, 04:24:57 PM
Well, I tried it on Bozé's first Affinity Mission, where you first meet him.  Those massive battles against bugs and crabs were far too chaotic for me to really get a sense of whether or not I was accomplishing much with my Overdrives, but it seemed to go well and I killed everything, so.....  Guess I'll keep playing around with it.

One thing that can help is that if you hold the L-Shoulder button for a couple of seconds, you can use the Right Stick to zoom the camera in or out until you let the L-Shoulder button go.
15  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 05, 2016, 12:10:32 PM
Finished a long sidequest to get the Vampire Asterisk from Lord DeRosso in Bravely Default. The six elemental dragons were really difficult, but I managed to make it through them with sword magics and Utsutsumi. The Vampire Castle was a longish dungeon with tough enemies too, but Lord DeRosso wasn't too difficult.

Job wise I haven't switched it up to juggle the jobs in a while since I like the current setup I have. I'll be switching things soonish though as all of the characters are getting really close to level 14 in their current jobs. After they get there I'll switch Edea back to Red Mage to max out the support skills, Ringabel to either Time or Black Mage to get all of the magics available with those respective jobs, Agnes to Performer to max out those skills and then to Spiritmaster. Tiz, well, I'm not really sure what I'll do with Tiz at the moment.

Anyway, I'm going to take a break for a few days to read the new Mistborn novel. Once that's finished I'll pick it back up to go and awaken the Earth Crystal.

You're going to want to run around the world collecting Vampire abilities before you complete Chapter 4, btw. Just saying because you're going to  have to wait until the bonus dungeon otherwise.


Aeolus..... what would I do without you?

Ok, so I'll go make myself a Max TP Up augment (I already made an X for Lin and I think I have one Boiled-Egg Ore to make a XV), build up a full TP bar, and then start the Overdrive and alternate Damage > Damage > Support over and over.  That's the basic idea?

Actually, TP Up Attributes can be commonly found on Ground Gear so a couple pieces of those will achieve the same thing without using up a Augment Slot.

And yeah, that's the basic idea, but you're going to have to learn to experiment with it on your own since it depends on your Arts loadout and Bastion Warriors aren't exactly known for having good Overdrive ready Arts or Skills.

Also, at your point of the game, people generally beat Chapter 6 and then get their Skell license which is a huge paradigm changer in of itself (namely for the added mobility, but also because Lv 30 Frames will be your bread and butter for most combat until Level 50 when you unlock the Lv 50 Frames followed by beating the game for the Lv 60 Frames/Ares 90; basically your Ground game starts to tapper off here, though its a good idea to keep up with it until after you beat the main story).
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