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3511  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 19, 2014, 12:54:49 AM
Episode 3 of Space Dandy: If you thought you couldn't stand Kill la Kill's level of fanservice, you're going to hate this show. That said, I love that the giant robot sported a pompadour and a Hawaiian shirt (this sucker's gonna be AMAZING in a future SRW). And with that said, anything else I could say about this episode would be NSFW.
3512  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: January 18, 2014, 09:15:47 PM
And honestly, how many people would've gotten the reference to begin with (and I'm not talking about back when we were naught but young whippersnappers, but the game-playing populace in general given the lack of a reliable Internet)?

Doesn't help that Tina was blonde in the JP version.
3513  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 18, 2014, 09:10:03 PM
I was going to use Enchant instead of the anti-mechon stuff except Shulk doesn't like using it when he's on AI. Anyway, did stuff in Ft. Galahad. Everyone's around level 49.

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Anyway, I need to get a new memory card so I can dump whatever, uh, booter thingy on it I need to play Shadow Tower Abyss. Except it's cold out so maybe I'll just lie here on the floor.

The good news is that you should be getting Seven soon which means that you'll have a walking blender who is always set to anti-mechon, the better news is that you'll be coming across a new town shortly thereafter with shops that carry new weapons and mid-tier art manuals, the best news is that the next town is really fucking small compared to even Colony 9 (even if it is a pain in the ass to get around in) so you don't have to worry about spending months running 1000 sidequests and such.

And yeah, I get the need for additional PSX memory cards. SaGa Frontier 1 practically demands its own card for each of its quest lines, which has been my biggest hold up in terms of playing that.


For whoever is playing Xenogears, stick with it. It's completely worth it for the story. I personally loved the gameplay but Ive been hearing some people say it sucks lately, so I guess in that aspect it's a love it or hate it thing.

Starting FF XIII soon now that I got myself a ps3, I HAVE TO SEE IT WITH MY OWN EYES. I have my expectations in check. And for whoever says that having important lore on databases is bad storytelling,  I completely disagree. It would be awkward to have some of that information being told to your character even though the character is part of that world and should be familiar with it's rules. It cuts on the so called poor storytelling through over exposition(which again doesnt really hinder my enjoyment of the story but I do appreciate good executions narrative wise aswell).

The thing about Xenogears is that a lot of the game's humor comes from observations like how much of a dick would it take to become a tiny village's doctor only to set up shop on top of a mountain with wild animals patrolling the pass thus prefacing any medical emergency that the village may encounter with a treacherous climb, or the fact that not more than 15 minutes into the game you've gotten into a fist fight with a dinosaur followed by a fist fight with a dinosaur while riding in a giant robot. But yeah, crazy is this game's middle name. It just takes a while to get there.


As for FFXIII's story telling issues. The problem isn't in the fact that they couldn't shoehorn the world building information from the database into the game, but that the developers REALLY want you to care about their game's setting and characters despite said game having the depth of an NES era side-scrolling brawler. And for the complaint with the gameplay, it really isn't that so much that it is or isn't difficult as it is that there are almost no real options for players to choose. You can't level grind, you for the most part have three different roles to raise, all three of which you should be using to begin with, fights either taking forever or having your shit getting pushed in if you don't use the correct option during a given fight, and you can't even choose your party composition or leader until the end of the area one stage before the training montage that is Planet Namek.
3514  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: January 18, 2014, 12:19:23 AM


Admittedly, The Gina Sisters is a ROM hack of the slightly more famous Super Mario Bros.


Additionally, that, the whole Cosmosphere diving bit in Mideel, trying to 'infiltrate' Don Corneo's joint, and flashbacks are the only points where Tifa actually does anything in regards to the plot.
3515  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 17, 2014, 11:31:08 PM
Xenoblade - Are all the enemies complete damage sponges or am I just playing this wrong?

At the point you sound to be at, right now your damage options kinda suck since you're forced into those anti-mechonis weapons that Dickson sells (which I think are unslotted or have only one gem slot) for everyone not named Shulk. In a short while though you'll start collecting weapons from enemy drops that are much closer to, or on par with, where your equipment should be.
3516  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: January 17, 2014, 11:24:09 PM
Ramuh Ramuh looks like a purple Tribble.

That's Terra after flipping out of bed.

Ramuh Ramuh is the old guy sitting in the chair.

And now that I can see this, I can't unsee it seeing Tritoch against that background looks incredibly weird. Sure they've upscaled him and smoothed him out, but he still looks like a .JPG ripped from some neitherwhere of the Internet and shoved haphazardly into a Flash game. And then there's Terra's utters. She would have to be seriously stacked to have that rack given the rest of her proportions (that or she's gained a new "Breast Missile" attack in her alt mode now).
3517  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: January 17, 2014, 03:04:46 PM
Now you XII fans know how I feel when people casually say your game is bad and it's just accepted.

That said, I like the first half of FFXII quite a bit. The second half, not so much.  

Oooohhh. Now I understand what a Beyond the Beyond fan must feel like everytime somebody talks shit about their game.


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I like FFII.

Which version?
3518  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 17, 2014, 02:54:17 PM
I wasn't expecting the PS4/XBoxOne launches to steal that much thunder from the Wii U.

Although it doesn't help that instead of bringing up the incoming games that had interested gamers like X, Bayonetta 2, SMTxFE, and SSB4 during the season they focused on DK:Tropical Freeze and a few other miscellaneous games instead. Plus their only releases during the season were A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario World 3D both of which have been having issues with their franchises lately.


Anyways, http://gematsu.com/2014/01/deception-iv-blood-ties-release-date-announced. A western release date for this got announced.

Also, http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/09/incredible-nintendo-3ds-app-lets-users-create-comics/, is a thing that exists. And for those who are interested, http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/10/comic-studio-nintendo-3ds-will-released-west/.
3519  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: January 17, 2014, 02:27:56 PM
Besides, FFXII wasn't really that bad (although I am concerned that there will be bullshit loot mechanics like in every other Matsuno game; though being an SRPG might mean that it'll work a hell of a lot better than in FFXII).
Yes it was! Worst numbered FF to date. Hell I rank it below FF3 and I despise FF3. :p

At least you didn't rank it below FFII. :p

And at any rate, in spite of my issues with FFXII (especially its end/post game), I would definitively rank it above FFXIII-1 since at least FFXII was not just a hallway simulator/cutscene treadmill/tech demo. At least there were things to discover, like hidden Espers, in FFXII's massive overworld (versus FFXIII's Land Down Under, which was little more than the Calm Lands+).
3520  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 16, 2014, 10:27:44 PM
If you have the game then by all means get this.

I have the game, but I don't think the Wii supports DLC.
3521  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: January 16, 2014, 10:26:29 PM
It looks like it has been, but it might just be using the GBA translation (which is fine).  Look at the screens. Siliconera also has a comparison of the old translation and the new one.  And, a few pages ago, there was a typo found.

Judging from the shots thus far, I was under the impression that they're using the original translation, but with an added dash of shoddy effort to indicate that this is a mobile affair.
3522  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: January 16, 2014, 05:59:51 PM
Since this topic is linked to on the main site, we are now all Internet celebrities.

Great. Now everyone can see my excessive image leeching of SA emoticons.
3523  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: January 16, 2014, 02:59:07 PM
So you're basing your opinion on Matsuno/this project after playing one (maybe two) of his games, one of which he had his involvement pulled halfway through? And I'm sure XII is being prominently displayed because...well, regardless of what you or anyone else thinks of it the fact is that it was critically a huge success and it does have its fans. It'd be like saying you have no faith in Kitase heading a work because you didn't like FF7 and they're using that in its advertising. I'm not saying it's an invalid feeling on a personal level, but there's not really any mystery as to why it's being used.

Yeah, even if Squeenix has pissed away the gravitas of the mainline FF series over the last decade, being a director of one is still a noteworthy role to the general market.

Besides, FFXII wasn't really that bad (although I am concerned that there will be bullshit loot mechanics like in every other Matsuno game; though being an SRPG might mean that it'll work a hell of a lot better than in FFXII).
3524  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: January 16, 2014, 03:13:11 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/15/final-fantasy-vi-makes-preemptive-strike-android/



I guess maybe he's helping out with the enemy and background elements, because otherwise I'm willing to attribute this to Siliconera's shoddy journalism.
3525  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 16, 2014, 01:24:13 AM
Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask are just plain terrifying, especially for younger folks.

Forest Temple? Eerie
Graveyard/Skulltula House? Creepy
Like-Likes? Unsettling
Shadow Temple Boss? Spooky as hell
Being frozen by those zombie things I can't remember the name of? Just plain freaky.
Sound effect when a Wall Crawler is about to ruin your day? NO! Just. No.

You mean Redead?

Additionally....
Stone Temple: Neat
Snowhead Temple's Boss: Sweet
Spirit Temple(past): Petite

Love the Spirit Temple addition there.

Shit, ReDeads are pretty creepy even in a cartoon form (WW).

I think the Moon still takes the cake for Creepiest Zelda Things.  Why the hell is it the way it is?

Because they needed a Ganondorf Expy somewhere, and what better than a natural disaster on an Armageddon scale.
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