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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  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: Today at 08:09:46 AM
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/09/17/final-fantasy-xv-demo-episode-duscae.aspx
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.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: Today at 01:31:44 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/tokyo-game-show-2014-live-stream-schedule

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.
3  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 OF CHAPTER 10  WAS "GIVE ME GOOSEBUMPS" QUALITY- COOL!!!!

The end

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

http://www.abyssalchronicles.com/?fn_mode=comments&fn_id=1311
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.
4  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.
5  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.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 14, 2014, 01:51:49 PM
SML:3DS Edition; now playing World 6.
7  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).
8  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.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: September 12, 2014, 08:07:22 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/bravely-second-protagonist-three-musketeers-more-detailed

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.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 12, 2014, 07:49:08 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/sony-announces-tgs-2014-lineup
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/microsoft-announces-tgs-2014-lineup
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/sega-announces-tgs-2014-lineup-new-hatsune-miku-project-announced

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.
11  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!'!"
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 12, 2014, 07:28:17 AM
I'm closing the poll on September 13th. Not a hell of a lot of votes so far, but Persona 3:FES is winning.

On the plus side, at least its not VLR.

Also, I see that you've got the Newsbox up and running so that should help (although not for dodging the bullet on more Persona Spam).

Come on guys! Lets build S-Ranks, not S-Links!

I have no direct control over it. I couldn't HTML my way out of a paper bag, so I rely on other editors to help me. Prism Flux is once again my hero.

Nah man, I wasn't criticizing you. I was just making a note of it in case someone failed to notice the change.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 12, 2014, 07:20:42 AM
To say the the entirety of console gaming rests with a single game is ridiculous hyperbole and nothing more.

Tabata was referring to consoles still being a viable platform in Japan in the future. He's not wrong saying that XV is potentially one deciding factor of all that.

IIRC wasn't FF7 praised as one of the things that made the PSX as popular as it was?

FFVII's biggest role during that era was drawing the market's attention to the PSX where the gaming market's primary demographic saw them as the hip new cool kid on the block with stuff like Tomb Raiders 1 & 2 and Resident Evil 2 to keep them around the yard. Although, what really helped Sony was the fact that Nintendo was betting too conservatively to the point of undercutting themselves and Sega deciding that the greatest foe to battle and slay was itself (or specifically its western head, which it lopped off with extreme prejudice).
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: September 12, 2014, 07:04:36 AM
I liked Xenosaga...

Even Xenosaga 2, flawed as it was, had its own charm.

I would've liked 1 if the battles weren't slow as molasses due to everything having stupidly long attack animations and the game's soundtrack was ever used beyond two battle tracks, one action track, three 'ambient' tracks, that one browsing the internet track, and everything else being loaded into whatever cutscene they find or just straight up cut.

2 and 3 I have no personal experience with, but the series by that point had been hijacked by Namdai, so it pretty much turned into a massive clusterfuck anyways.

Which is why I find this so massively hilarious that anybody would want to revisit this series, even for an HD port. Especially since both Blade exists and Blade X is on the way (and honestly, I kinda figured that Blade X was more or less going to be the closest thing to Saga HD anyways; at the very least I'm planning to make a KOS-MOS-alike MC).
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: September 12, 2014, 06:51:55 AM
I was thinking about importing it.  If I import it that means it will get localized ;)

Some games I've imported in the last few years:
Akiba's Strip 2: Did anyone actual expect this to be localized?  I certainly didn't.
Ar Nosurge: OK, so Gust games are usually localized but after missing Ciel Nosurge I was skeptical that we would get this one.
Senran Kagura Shinobi Versus: Before any Senran Kagura games had even been hinted that they would be localized.  I didn't actually expect that franchise to make it over here.
Project Diva f: I really didn't expect this to ever be localized.  I was shocked when Sega suddenly decided to release it here.
Final Fantasy Type-0: It's a Final Fantasy game so I think we all expected it to come at some point, but Square Enix was sure taking their sweet time...
Grisaia no Kajitsu: This is a friggin visual novel, and not a terribly well-known one at that.  Yet it's getting localized...

See, I'm seriously starting to think that anything I import will be localized...

Right, but two of those are Marvelous which seems to have realized just how much of an untapped market the West is for particularly Japan-y games, one is from Koei Temco who's only major localization requirements include not getting their profits gobbled up by localization requirements and the game itself not being a nearly unplayable broke ass piece of shit, one had a fanslation for about a day, and one's a VN. Of them all, only Project Diva f shares the same "Its from Sega" trait as Shining Resonance and that was more of a market test than anything. The rest you could've at least sat on your hands long enough for them to get localized (or at least until you forget about their existence).

I mean, come on, wasn't the last big non Sonic/non Hatsumi Miku Sega release recently was Project X Zone? And that was localized more by Atlus than anyone actually represented in the game.
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