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3511  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: November 26, 2013, 01:18:54 PM
Evil turned Lightning? The true final boss revealed!


Well isn't my face red.


May this adorable baby duckling take the attention of me in what little ways it can!



It's too late to duck and cover.
3512  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: November 26, 2013, 10:33:12 AM
I apologize if this has already been brought up, but will these always be on Saturdays?

Ideally, yes. Trouble is that nobody seems to remember when the Saturday in question rolls around and nobody shows up for the quiz (that, and some of us have trouble getting to computers for the appointed time for one reason or another).
3513  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda LttP 2 for 3DS on: November 26, 2013, 12:31:02 AM
And while I think Ocarina of Time's version of Lost Woods is incredibly catchy, I find the SNES/3DS version so much more elegant and befitting of a place that houses 'The Master Sword'.

Do you mean Saria's Song, or the random cawing, chirping, and Moblin grunting noises? And do you do Darunia's dance, shouting "hot, Hot, HOT!" whenever you hear it?
3514  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: November 26, 2013, 12:21:35 AM
I didn't have time to watch Family Guy, but I heard they killed off the best character??  Anyone else liking American Dad's humour way more??  It was slow to warm up though.

They killed off Adam West?
3515  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: November 26, 2013, 12:15:31 AM
It's not drastically different but it has a lot of details the movie lacked, and it doesn't make the concessions for artsiness that the movie did.

Code for "you don't stare at a guy drifting in spaces for minutes on end" ergo book is better by default.

Oh that's definitely part of it. In the book he's basically going past huge fleets of abandoned ships belonging to long dead civilizations. It's super cool and it's obvious they did what they did in the movie because special effects at the time weren't up to snuff for /that/. But it pervades the rest of the novel as well. Like the intro with the monkeys is another big one.

Yeah, the whole flying into Jupiter scene was very much a case of the technology at the time being woefully inadequate for what they were trying to depict. That said, White Room scene was clearly poor pacing though. And with that said, and in its defense, scenes like watching the co-pilot drift off into the endless space wouldn't have worked nearly as well if less time was shown of the guy just drifting out of view. That shit's downright scary in the same way as getting buried alive or falling down into something and being unable to get back up in terms of ways to die.


Getting back on topic a bit, this list is invalid because nobody considered The Great Cave Offensive from Kirby's SuperStar Ultra and that very much had battles inspired by RPGs.
3516  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 25, 2013, 07:09:19 PM
Got around to watching Thor yesterday night. Solid movie for the most part, Loki steals the show whenever he's on the screen, the fight scene at the end between Thor and the 9th Doctor was handled well enough for what it was trying to do, and it was nice to see more focus on Asgard this time around rather than more Earth. Only issues was that the 9th Doctor felt overshadowed at times compared to the Aether infused guy and Loki and that most of Thor's posse didn't really see a lot of action. Silf had enough screen time and maybe Obi-wan (or is that Bilbo Baggins?), but the rest only really showed up in the early fight and during the escape scene (except for the Samurai lookin dude who only showed up after the fight for a reaction shot during the Convergence).
3517  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Surprise! Drakengard 3 (aka; how to damn "nier" lose your shit about old title) on: November 25, 2013, 01:11:40 AM
http://gematsu.com/2013/11/clear-side-quests-earn-rewards-drakengard-3

I see that side-quests are back. I wonder how many of them exist solely to troll the player this time around?
3518  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 25, 2013, 01:06:18 AM
Twerky


Okay, I lol'd that one.
3519  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: November 25, 2013, 01:02:53 AM
I see that nobody guessed correctly that everybody's guesses were correct.

Still, I'm surprised Atlus neglected to mention that Naoto (or whatever the name is) will be in all the games. ALL THE GAMES!!! (Yes, even Persona 5.)

The character from P4? How do you know she'll be in P5? We don't have any information on the game yet besides that 1 minute trailer.

@Yggdrasil: You know, you're right. It doesn't seem totally off base, but it was certainly unexpected.

I'm guessing for the most part. Namely on the basis that a repeat of one of P1's character showing up in P2 will happen (plus how can they not bring a P3/P4 character into P5 given their proliferation, even as a cameo).

The tl;dr is that I'm basically guessing that the sky will be blue tomorrow (it might be gray and cloudy for the entire day, but that's a chance I'm willing to take).
3520  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: November 25, 2013, 12:59:24 AM
Wow ACC missed a B-day as well. And speaking of, today's Sumia's Birthday.

What? I didn't miss Sumia's birthday.

She got a...Rift Door, and then a Superior Lance.

Sorry, I got so used to seeing your posts after mine I forgot to check to see if you had mentioned Panne or not.
3521  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: November 25, 2013, 12:55:05 AM
I'm not sure.  We don't have one in the page that lists all of our past special features.

I was just there myself, and I could swear we had an argument about the Wii and other console RPGs earlier this year (or maybe it was last year?).
3522  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: November 25, 2013, 12:48:35 AM
I see that nobody guessed correctly that everybody's guesses were correct.

Still, I'm surprised Atlus neglected to mention that Naoto (or whatever the name is) will be in all the games. ALL THE GAMES!!! (Yes, even Persona 5.)
3523  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: November 25, 2013, 12:42:38 AM
I'm sorry, but I must disagree most wholeheartedly.  Opoona is terrible.

Dawn of the New World is apparently even worse.  In fact, it received the lowest score we gave any Wii game.  (Opoona got only the #5 worst score.)

And yet people are waiting for the Symphonia HD Chronicles for some reason (maybe if they updated DotNW to not suck, then it might be worth it (ToS1 is a good game for its time but I'm pretty sure the Tales of series is incredibly incremental in its advancements and overly reliant on archetypes, and I'm fairly certain there's been at least one worth successor to come along since then).

Also, I thought we already did a Top 20 Wii RPGs feature earlier this year?
3524  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda LttP 2 for 3DS on: November 24, 2013, 04:43:25 AM
But the problem is : Is the game hard/long enough to justify it for anything other than completion sake?

In hero mode, undoubtedly.

In standard, I think it's just a matter of you sitting on so many rupees and wanting to do something with them. I haven't really gone out of my way to get money to buy stuff, I just buy stuff because I like ownership and I can afford it. I didn't even know about upgrades until now, heh.

Yeah, I can see Hero Mode needing something like that since the game is based off of aLttP which wasn't exactly the most difficult game but screwing up was costly in the Dark World (like certain enemies even in the Light World being capable of inflicting 2 whole hearts worth of damage; comparative numbers not seen again in the series outside of special cases like eating a direct hit from an Iron Knuckle or final bosses until Skyward Sword; and the numbers just went up from there; fighting Ganon in nothing but the Green Tunic meant that screwing up would cost 8 hearts a hit, fully armored in Red Mail only meant 2 full hearts again). But yeah, not all upgrades are equal and I can't really imagine the Hookshot getting anything more substantial than a Longshot or Double Hookshot upgrade (and both of those were fairly flaky in their previous incarnations as well). I'd say go for the Rods and the Bow first.


Also, I did find that upgrading the Shield and Beetle in Skyward Sword were worth it for the added durability (especially the Goddess Shield and its meager durability) and the ability to increase the range and flight speed of the Beetle respectfully (especially once the Beetle got outfitted with the ability to carry things like Bombs since that did come up every once in a while; especially in Lanaryu Desert where you had to dunk bombs into those wall statues).
3525  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: November 24, 2013, 04:24:15 AM
Wow ACC missed a B-day as well. And speaking of, today's Sumia's Birthday.

So Sumia, your first Peg Knight and flier and almost firmly locked into the Ceada archetype (except for that Knight reclass option). If you're playing on Normal she'd be the one to introduce you to the Pair Up mechanic. Availability-wise she's solid from chapter 3 onward. Class-wise Pegasus Knight is a really good set to have for Lancefaire, Galeforce, and Speed +2 for that extra oomph in doubling. Meanwhile the Knight class tree goes a long way in fixing Sumia's biggest problem, her crappy Str and Def, with Luna, Dual Guard+, and Pavise access. And Cleric access gives her extra healing power from her Staffs, extra magic power from Tomefaire, and extra longevity with Renewal (which supplants her earlier Refresh). She can also make for a great Rallybot with a combination of Rallies Movement, Speed, Defense, Magic, and either Luck or Love. Gameplay-wise, her best bet is to take her up Dark Flier first for early Galeforce then either follow it up with Falcon Knight for a flying healbot and Lancefaire, Great Knight for Luna and better Strength and Defense growth, or Sage to continue building that Magic and starting on that Staff rank. And stat cap modifier-wise, she sports the standard total of +2 that many 1st genners have, but she has the same Speed and Skill modifiers as Panne, the highest of the first gen females not named Avatar, but it comes at great expense to her Strength and Defense stats (although not as badly as Maribelle's Str and Def). Either way though, Sumia cannot pair with Lon'qu meaning that there are no interesting eugenic options for Morgan from her stat-wise.

In fact, her only options are the elusive Chrom, Frederick, Gaius, Henry, and a male Avatar as she serves as Chrom's counterbalance in terms of pairing options for her gender. Preference-wise, her first choice be the Avatar, but everybody wants into his/her pants and Sumia doesn't really bring that much to the table compared to other options (outside of two kids with the Avatar's massive class set) plus the Avatar might not even be the right gender, so barring that her first proper choice is also her last choice, Henry, due to both his access to Dark Mage and both Valkyrie and Thief being decent backups with good skills as well as offering Cynthia a solid 8 classes plus a little something from his Barbarian class tree. Second would be Chrom who would have her as his first choice assuming The Avatar is elsewhere or male, namely because Aether is just that good of a skill and Lucina would be able to get onto the Galeforce (although both children will have sad Defense modifiers). Third is Frederick as his Wyvern Rider class tree and Paladin access is solid and gives her the Aegis/Pavise combo along with Lance and Swordbreaker skills as well as a +2 modifier total added to Cynthia's modifiers. And finally is Gaius who's Myrmidon and Thief class trees provide a solid offensive boost with Swordfaire, Astra, and Lucky Seven access plus an extra skill from either his Fighter class tree, including Hero's Sol or Axebreaker. The reason for my choice in this close race isn't because of what the father offers the child but whether there's a greater demand for them elsewhere, which in Gaius' case, there is with Tharja and Nowi.

The tl;dr is that Sumia can wear many hats due to her diverse class set and solid Speed and Skill modifiers, but her pairing options are ridiculously narrow and she's the most liable to wind up as an old maid, since unlike Chrom, there's no random maiden to shotgun a wedding with.
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