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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: NX title delayed to 2017) on: December 01, 2016, 09:34:06 PM
So this year's Teh Lame Awards have come and presumably gone (I no longer get the channel that shit usually airs on) but who cares about that flaming garbage pile? Have a new BotW trailer (now with people). http://gematsu.com/2016/12/legend-zelda-breath-wild-life-ruins-trailer
2  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes on: December 01, 2016, 09:32:27 PM
Hey, I just tried to make a post in the Zelda megathread and got blocked for haxxor. Wut up Doc?
3  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Forums / Re: Forum Upgrades and Changes on: December 01, 2016, 07:37:16 PM
Will we get a banner that links to the main news portion again at some point? I dunno if it's a dumb question to ask, but I need to know these things.

Code:
Who cares about the news portion?

Code tags don't exactly provide the safety from spoilers like they once did.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: December 01, 2016, 06:09:26 AM
...dont get me started on the whole my dad just died lets do some side quests crap. noctis emotional reactions to things just seems wrong to me.

To be fair do you want a long portion of the game where you're doing 'nothing' because your character is too "emotionally distraught" to take part?  They made FF9's Garnet a temporary mute and 8's Rinoa completely comatose[?] for a while and neither of those instances were really much fun gameplay-wise.

Cloud whining in a wheelchair for ages!

At least that one gave us Cid's goofy ass running animation to meander around with for awhile.
5  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 29, 2016, 11:34:02 AM
Cleared Chapter 11 of FE:Revelations and all but the Boss Rush in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
6  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross (and Chrono Trigger DS) PlayLog on: November 27, 2016, 09:09:01 AM
I'm cool with most of the updates, notably "soup" being alcohol (skull smash) and everyone getting drunk at Ayla's party (except Robo).  I also like that Ayla's caveman speak is toned down, because she is the chief and the most intelligent caveman, but still a caveman speaking in "me Grimlock" fashion.

But things like a medieval character speaking in present day syntax rather than olde English, or Chrono's mom referring to the talking frog as "sir knight" rather than Mister Toad kill the immersion, detract from the storyline and require logical rigmarole to justify.  Ayla can speak caveman yet Frog doesn't speak knightly? 

I get that some things need to be updated or rethought to reflect the times, but not at the expense of making logical sense.  To bring in a characteristic Dincrest food analogy, some old family recipes could use some tweaking to make them better, but other old family recipes are perfect the way they are and should remain unchanged.

You're missing my point entirely. Nerds have a tendency to refuse or hate on change regardless to whatever effect it might have because Nerd culture is incredibly insular and self-gratifying.

As is with the case of the 'Subs versus Dubs' argument. You have one group arguing to 'keep it as it is' and another group trying to 'restore the original cultural purity' regardless of the continuity errors, bad grammar, dated cultural references, the limitations of the original line or the views of the culture of origin. Both groups argue incessantly over the issue while completely oblivious to the advantages of the other option or even the possibility of a third option.

To borrow from recent examples, nobody's gonna argue that Miracle of 34th Street 90's Edition blows chunks (hell, most Christmas movies tend to due to over-commercialization of the season and how utterly white milquetoast the families involved typically are), but Ye Olde Knavelish is also corny as hell (as nobody outside of a Renaissance Fair ever talks like that).
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 27, 2016, 08:46:17 AM
Dr. Strange: Checked it out. Entertaining as a Marvel Studios movie typically is. Cumberbatch fits the role of character 'inspired by' Vincent Price well, though some of the scene transitions felt like they were skipping more than they should've. Also I lol'd at the disclaimer at the very end of the credits "Do NOT drive while distracted folks, you do not get superpowers if you wreck and you'll most likely die instead.".
8  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross (and Chrono Trigger DS) PlayLog on: November 27, 2016, 08:20:01 AM
Along with levels, in Trigger DS, I was grinding for TP so I could get Frog's party-healing technique.  The first time I did a virgin playthrough, my party was Chrono, Frog, and Marle.  This time, I want to try it with Chrono, Frog, and Robo since Robo has healing capabilities and a triple tech with Chrono and Frog.  

I was also grinding for feathers and stuff in prehistoric era so I could get Ruby Vests for everyone.  

I mostly want to finish the Magus fight so I can see if they kept "Yummy frog, for Ayla eat?"  Granted, the new localization kept Ayla speaking caveman-ish, albeit toned down, so at least they didn't gut her the way they dissected Frog.

Having done this, I can say that you do need to grind every once in a while. Not grinding just makes things take longer and require that you burn the occasional item.

Also, welcome to the discussion of 'Subs vs Dubs'. Enjoy your stay amongst the crowd of "OMG THEY CHANGED THE ORIGINAL DIALOGUE! MOTHERFUCKERS!!!" or the similar but different crowd of "OMG THEY CHANGED THE CHANGES THAT I GREW UP WITH AND QUOTED ALL THE TIME ON MY INSULAR MESSAGE BOARDS! MOTHERFUCKERS!!!".
9  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 27, 2016, 07:53:23 AM
Thinking back on it, those retro game stores of old had always sold me games of quality ranging from physically marred with their pricing stickers but functional to lemons. In short I really should've never have bought from them to begin with, but considering the alternatives, I don't entirely regret it, even if my Wario Land games are little more than fancy paperweights (at least I knew better than to ever sell to those con artists).


And in actual game playing journaling: KDL3: Beat Dedede but now I need to track down all the glowy optional heartstars to fight the game's cosmic horror final boss.
10  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross (and Chrono Trigger DS) PlayLog on: November 25, 2016, 09:21:38 AM
Cross:

The "talk to everyone in town" method seemed to work for me and I know where I'm going. 

My party ran into Glenn who told us to visit Radius.  We battled Harle (who had burned down the place), talked to Radius, and we're now going to Fort Dragonia.

Party is Serge, Kid, and Razzly right now.

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Trigger:

Melchior has rebuilt the Masamune (thanks Gaspar for reminding me where/when to go) and Frog cut a mountain down.

CC: Did you ever get Mel? You should be able to now.
11  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross (and Chrono Trigger DS) PlayLog on: November 24, 2016, 08:01:08 PM
So, I decided to revisit my Chrono Cross replay (on my Vita) since there was a thread discussing the merits of the game.  Unfortunately, I completely forgot where I'm supposed to go and what I'm supposed to do.  Guess I'll need to run around town hoping someone will have a hint for me.  Too bad this game doesn't have a "Talk" feature like Phantasy Star IV where the party members converse among themselves to remind you of your current objective.

I checked my Trigger file and because I've played that game a few times, I know where to go and what to do, based ont he chapter titles.


Its really not all that hard to figure out where you are. Just ask yourself these questions: Do I have Serge or Lynx? If I have Lynx, am I in Home World or Another World? If I'm in Home World, can I get to Another World? And then let your Key Items and Roster zero you in on your current location.
12  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: November 24, 2016, 01:21:50 PM
http://gematsu.com/2016/11/four-goddesses-online-cyber-dimension-neptune-introduction-trailer-new-characters-battle-details

While I'm not generally that enamored with Neptuna's brand of 'humor', they sometimes manage to hit the nail on the head, as is the case with the above. I'm posting it here because this is the online LN parody edition, and need I say more.
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 23, 2016, 09:18:45 PM
Kirby's Dreamland 3: Just cleared a few Metroids for Samus.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: November 23, 2016, 05:00:11 PM
a series of three 50 hour games that culminate in a robot in lingerie being the reincarnation of mary magdalene

destroy all video games

A robot in lingerie that started with a mega cannon stored in her abdomen and mid-season upgraded to one in her chest (which in subsequent games requires cutting up the lingerie to get access to).

Xenoblade did that plot element so much better than Xenosaga that its ridiculous (whereas Gears version had the reincarnation turn out to be evil).

Also, the Xeno games can be effectively summed up as getting gamers to rebuy the same game every console generation because "Gears was unfinished dammit, so we'll keep trying to redo it until we get it right!" ("Wait? Did we actually manage to get it with XBC? Crap. Unh, have a sudo-MMO instead.").
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross on: November 23, 2016, 04:33:50 PM
@Hidoshi: I have played Trigger once, enjoyed it, but remember very little of it.  None of the characters stood out much to be except Frog, and there were few plot points that stayed with me.  I think it all just flew by too fast.  I should probably play it again.

@Artimicia: Your FACE isn't as good as Xenoblade!!

I'm so zoned out I honestly thought that was just a comment about the Face mechon in XB, so I was like "Yeah the Face Mechon was kind of a creepy villain and- oh wait...  a second."

But now I realized I guess I'm being owned? Damn.

Double owning because its also a pun that took the ownage to a whole new level of win and own.
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