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3481  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: January 29, 2014, 03:43:34 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/29/bravely-default-character-designer-joins-unsung-story-team/

Its like they're gettin' the band back together here, kinda.
3482  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 28, 2014, 07:11:02 PM
I just played

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It was quite good.  Best game that

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has put out in a while.

Who wants to start placing bets?  I'm going with Danganronpa.

I suspect either Demon Gaze or Conception 2.
3483  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 28, 2014, 11:39:42 AM
What are you guys talking about? Estelle only has an outfit for each of her two main games and the occasional incidental outfit like the knight's costume for the play and her nightgown.
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I'm of course, referring to an entirely different Estelle than the one you're referring to (see: below).


Also, these TitS aren't fully clean unless they're Zeiss fully clean.

Dumb jokes aside, I've made it on over to Zeiss in TitS:FC. Took a stopover in the Limestone Cave to nearly get my ass handed to me burn through my stockpile of uneaten food products loot some chests. Too bad the rewards won't be worth it for awhile (at least I have a shitload of fish now).
3484  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: January 27, 2014, 04:58:44 PM
If Mongoosey and I did a DBZ "FUUUSION!" this would be out spirit animal....yea.



Leave it to Bee-ver.
3485  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: January 27, 2014, 04:56:20 PM
It's because there's active contact with our world and dimension in both Ciel nosurge and here: the people of that world call their own world "Ciel", while they call ours "Earthes", as it can be seen in the BIOS-startup screen at the beginning of the opening video. And it happens to be that the robot is called "EARTHES" too, so the most commonly believed theory is that EARTHES is actually an avatar for the player due to being the terminal the player used to communicate with Ion in Ciel nosurge being remodeled by her into the robot we see here.

I figured as much given how Ciel no Surge was basically a dating sim, and how much the non-robotized main character seems to be hanging with the other female lead a lot more than Ion.
3486  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: January 27, 2014, 04:51:13 PM
Is Gregor's birthday yeah. Is swell day for swell sword.

Anyways, the biggest thing Gregor has going for him is being the only first genner defaulting in the Mercenary class which means instant access to Armsthrift (and given his level, Patience). This means he doesn't have to reclass down to pick it up later like other characters with Mercenary access (although this only really applies to Priam, Cordelia, and The Avatar as Donnel will probably want to bail into Merc ASAP and Flavia already starts as a Hero with both Merc skills). His other classes include the Myrmidon and Barbarian class trees which means that he can end up with both Sword and Axefaire which are his two predominate weapon types, Sol, Astra, Wrath (for all the good this is worth), Vantage (to go with Wrath and Patience), Despoil (to further cut expenses for fielding Gregor), Gamble, Lethality (even if enemies make better use of it), Counter (see: Lethality), Avoid +10, and Axebreaker (not that he needs this because of Sword access but its nice to have while a Barbarian/Berserker).

As for his genetics, if you want the most screwed over child in the game, pair him with Olivia for an Inigo with only the Mercenary, Myrmidon, and Barbarian class trees and whatever his mother decided to pass down to him (if you really don't like Inigo, have her pass down Special Dance or Lancefaire, both of which are entirely useless skills to him). Not only that, but Gregor's emphasis on Strength and Skill, and lesser emphasis on Defense only kinda, sorta addresses Olivia's lack of anything beyond a small amount of Skill and Speed and hit to Defense, but his bottomed out Resistance and overall +1 stat cap modifier total don't play well with Olivia's hit to Resistance and non existent stat cap modifier total. Incidentally, Gregor seems like he'd make for a good fit for his charge in his introductory stage, Nowi, given her massive +5 total stat cap modifier total, solid Strength, Defense, and Resistance cap modifiers, and Wyvern Knight class tree to go with his Bowbreaker (plus Nah will probably appreciate Armsthrift, Astra, and the Hero class in general). Alternatively, Brady, Noire, and Kjelle all have at least some interest in Gregor's genes even if his inheritance clashes with Maribelle's (although the Cavalier tree would appreciate the gesture), doesn't really stack up as well as Gaius's does (even Myrmidon access can't compete with Peg Knight access), or Donnel's (again no Pegasus Knight access, with only slightly better Strength and Speed caps, much better Skill cap, and a far worse Luck cap and slightly worse Resistance cap in exchange). And again, much like The Vaike, pairing Gregor with either Cherche or Panne, then pairing the resulting child with a The Avatar with the lowest possible Resistance total will produce a Morgan with a Resistance cap modifier of -6).

The tl;dr is that Gregor will make for a solid replacement for another infantry unit, but his place at the table may get swiped by Donnel if he gets going before you get Gregor. His parenting options though aren't as swift though, and generally speaking, there will usually be a better choice available, though he makes for a good rebound for a daughter who misses out on either Donnel's or Gaius's Pegasus Knight inheritance.

Also, since we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the game's NA release (or are about to pass it if you're a filthy cannook ), I've double checked my previous posts and noticed that I didn't start writing these write ups until Maribelle's back in the middle of April '012 (and that was hilariously brief), so I'll probably continue unless something happens in the next couple of days.
3487  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tomorrow ps4 JRPG announcement (2nd update) on: January 25, 2014, 09:28:32 PM
It's Ys undoubtedly, they mentioned something that is key!

"Falcom also shared new artworks for its mystery project teased last month. It is an action RPG. One of the descriptions in the character creation materials shown during the stream mention “A peddler returning from Altago,” suggesting the game is Ys-related (Altago is a region in Ys Seven)."

Edit: It might not be the PS4 JRPG but an Ys game is most indubitably in development.

They name drop Romn in TitS so there's no guarantee that it'll be Ys related (although that particular case may be a liberty taken with the localization, I've noticed a few inconsistencies over the course of the game like one of the caretakers of the Moonlight Inn named Limon being referred to as a male despite the female sprite (also I suspect that her name was also supposed to come out as Lemon given that the other proprietor is named Apple), and Kloe's S-Break is listed on her status screen as Radiant Plash (which admittedly, is a typo)).

Alternatively, it could be a Ys spin-off, a proper make of Ys V, or Ys VIII (its been since 2009 since Ys VII came out).
3488  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 25, 2014, 12:58:25 AM
Welp. I've mastered the tankery that is World of Tanks: The Anime (i.e. Girls und Panzer). I gotta say, for something that sounds like Japan just took something at random, slathered it in moé, and called it an anime, its surprisingly watchable. There was a surprising lack of death for a show featuring the crappiest tin cans ever put on treads getting the crap blown out of them. If I had to name one joke as the best though, it would be having the Italian team getting rumbled off screen with little more than a brief mention of them.

And while I'm here....Kill la Kill: Episode 15. Alternate title "Giant Enemy Crab. Attack its weak point for massive damage.". Welp, now I know where the show's paltry budget's been getting funneled into these last couple of episodes. Also, I'm willing to go out on a limb and suspect that the Nudist Beach mecha were a homage to Macross's Valkyries in Gerwalk mode (not that they were useful as anything but canon fodder given their hilariously flawed design). Goddamn, this show's gonna have an amazing SRW entry (especially if it gets in for Z3-2).

Log Horizon: Episode 6. And at this point does the show finally step out of SAO's shadow and becomes its own beast (well episode 5 but episode 6 is where it picks a direction; and it starts with MMOÉconomics).

Princess Tutu: Episode 22.
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And finally Drosselmire is revealed to be the true big bad. One more week and I'll be done with this.

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Episode 12. So done with an arc that episode 13 is a recap episode.
3489  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: January 24, 2014, 07:09:19 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/24/like-bravely-default-bravely-second-will-subtitle/

Get ready for another spoilerific stealth pun subtitle guys and dolls.
3490  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 24, 2014, 11:15:28 AM
Not sure if you're playing the GBA version or the PS2 version but generally speaking, if you want to break the game a bit, load all of your early game money onto an M95 Machine Gun. Fully upgraded, it'll one shot mooks and trash bosses for a long time, has a reasonable medium range, a ton of ammo, and will make for a decent endgame weapon for those lacking a proper finisher, and all that from one of the cheapest weapons to upgrade in the game.

Yeah, this seems quite effective. I think I've got a pretty good feel for it, especially now that I got some better mechs like Cybuster and Grungust. Man, Cybuster is so swag. Here we have our heroes trying to wage war with their masterpieces of technology and then this guy shows up with his robot powered by MAGIC from another dimension with two talking cats. Anyway, it's manageable if not a bit held down by luring the player to optimize good exp/money gains instead of just trying to play with raw tactics.

Yeah, that is the inherent problem with crossover based SRPGs, the game is more designed to allow the player a certain level of prerogative in terms of who to field and in what, which means that there's gonna be some real clunkers mixed in with the more posh units and the specialists. Anyways, be prepared for water stages since Ryusei's route is notorious for abundant water stages.
3491  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 23, 2014, 11:53:05 AM
Seems like I ran into some issues with playing more Suikoden. Oh well, it wasn't of high priority anyway. So instead I decided to give another go at the Super Robot Wars games. This time with the Original Generation. Needless to say, I've always wanted to get into it as SRW has some of the coolest and batshit crazy robots out there. I just love stuff like that even more than my sword wielding fantasy heroes. Sadly there isn't much material available outside Japan and this game also doesn't actually have the simplest systems available. Limited exp/money, but lots of options to spend it on. Means that a person like me will get paranoid about messing shit up and can't just sit back and enjoy. Certainly my genre in terms of subject matter, but maybe not quite that in terms of gameplay. In the end I guess I prefer straight mecha combat. Anyway, I'll try to get through at least one scenario for now.

Not sure if you're playing the GBA version or the PS2 version but generally speaking, if you want to break the game a bit, load all of your early game money onto an M95 Machine Gun. Fully upgraded, it'll one shot mooks and trash bosses for a long time, has a reasonable medium range, a ton of ammo, and will make for a decent endgame weapon for those lacking a proper finisher, and all that from one of the cheapest weapons to upgrade in the game.
3492  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 23, 2014, 03:09:26 AM
LoH:TitS1; Ruanning of the Gulls edition.

Man fires are to orphanages like cheese is to pizza. Anyways, learning from my previous mistake and started a third save file to continue from here on so that I don't have to replay the first half of the game a third time.
3493  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: January 22, 2014, 12:56:33 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/21/unsung-story-stretch-goals-vita-3ds-lowered-ps4-added/

Anticipation = Rising
3494  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So... Board Games? on: January 21, 2014, 02:44:22 PM
So it turns out that when someone is trapped in unemployment purgatory, they can get bored enough to give something that gave them a bad experience another shot (especially if that someone had already made all the commitments necessary for the first trial). Unfortunately, it turns out that the 'something' in particular is really fucking addictive, even in the face of all the issues that crop up around the site.

So again,
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3495  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: January 21, 2014, 02:39:33 AM
OH MY GOD!

No wait....the opposite of that.

Figures....

Yeah, that's the feeling I'm looking for.

Actually, I kinda expected either Jaquil, Cocona, or the Pharmacy chick to show up instead.

Also, a trailer/pics.

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