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3541  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: August 15, 2012, 07:28:05 AM
It would be suicide and a completely brain dead move to not include an Tales characters, considering it is the best selling series they have that isn't part of their classic franchises like PAC Man. I'd expect at least two or three. Yurt, Luke, and Cless are my guesses, being the most popular heroes from the polls in Japan IIRC.

If there's anybody who's coming in under the Tales of banner it's going to either be Cress, Lloyd, Luke, or that guy from Graces. Basically, anybody from a mothership Tales of game that showed up on a Nintendo console. Lloyd has serious potential since he dual wields swords which will keep him from feeling too much like Link, Other Link, Marth (or Not Marth), or Krom. That said, I think the possibility of either Tear or Sofie showing up is also pretty high for game variety's sake and maybe Dhaos for a villains entry since he's probably the most well known and would cover the rest of the trifecta.
3542  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Let's make an awesome Pirate RPG! on: August 15, 2012, 07:06:34 AM
The  closest we've ever gotten to a perfect pirate game was Skies of Arcadia.

There was a Bethesda pirate game called Pirates of the Caribbean that was kind of crap, Legend of Black Kat was kind of crap and Legend of the Buccaneer was kind of crap.

I would love a good pirate RPG.

Rogue Galaxy was kinda crap, and Suikoden IV was straight up crap.

Infinite Space was pretty good in the "I have a fleet!" sort of way at least.
3543  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: August 14, 2012, 08:27:42 PM
:facepalm:

Parappa the Rappa and Sly Cooper are both pretty Japanese. So too is Raiden (and due to various leaks Solid Snake is all but confirmed as well). Norioko (or whatever that chick from Heavenly Sword's name was) has also been all but confirmed. Plus there's Tekken's Heihachi is another that's been all but confirmed.

So yeah, I don't think there's been any significant white-washing going on.

Now if only 90% of the female cast weren't delegated to assist trophy status....(but I guess that can't be helped given that there weren't that many female leads to begin with).
3544  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 14, 2012, 10:56:09 AM
Princess Crown amongst all the SMT and Persona related characters.
3545  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 14, 2012, 10:54:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXq2GtMBt3c

Holy shit, I remember this show! :O

Legends of the Hidden Temple was good times.

The Shrrriiiinnne of the Siiillllvvvver Monkeyyy.

I fucking loved how shitty the consolation prizes.  Thanks for coming on the show!  You win a pack of NERDS CANDAAAAAYYYY!

Or a Duncan yo-yo.  I grew up watching all this Nickelodeon stuff and I love seeing it again here and there.  I feel like buying all the dvds I can of these shows so I can show them to my kids someday and maybe they'll like watching them as much as I did as a kid.

Still, my favorite Nickelodeon game show was the older versions of Double Dare with Wild and Crazy Kids a close second. Still, this one's right up there and that Animal Planet knock off wasn't even a pale shadow (even if the prizes were better).

I also loved Double Dare.  Fun fact: During a family trip to Disney World, an 8 year old Akanbe got to go on the Double Dare stage and play one of the Double Dare Versus games with an audience watching, but it wasn't televised nor was it a regular taping.  I can't remember exactly how it happened but I remember volunteering and getting picked.

For some reason, I can't remember Wild and Crazy Kids.  The name definitely rings a bell, but I can't remember much else.

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Also, it's still amazing just how complicated that temple really was. Every room had like three or four exits and a unique gimmick and even the ones that opened might still lead into a dead end. The temple guards were also a great 'fuck you' if your team wasn't packing two full pendants of light.

Hell yeah.  The temple was a damn good challenge.  Iirc, I don't remember that many teams winning it.

Lucky bastard.

As for W&CK the only defining feature was that it had three hosts with a team of kids to each of them. Other than that there really wasn't any structure to the show though the most common set up would involve the three hosts getting into a dispute which ended up requiring the three teams of kids to be pitted against each other so that the winning team's host would have neener neener rights. The reason why I liked it was because it gave no fucks about having a formula beyond having three events per episode.
3546  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 14, 2012, 06:35:10 AM

Is it me, or is one of those things not like the other?
3547  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: August 14, 2012, 06:24:50 AM
Well yeah, it is a ripoff with a lineup that's been determined more by what needs the publicity than what was actually meaningful for Sony but if it can get some competition going for Smash Bros. it might just be worth it.

It might be. But I still don't get what kind of audience this game is for...

I suspect that it's going to end up being current gen console warriors looking for another way to say "Sony does what Nintendon't." and grade schoolers looking to put their money where their mouths are by actually being able to pit Kratos against other characters because he's the 'bestest, coolest, and most badass character evar'.
3548  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 13, 2012, 06:07:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXq2GtMBt3c

Holy shit, I remember this show! :O

Legends of the Hidden Temple was good times.

The Shrrriiiinnne of the Siiillllvvvver Monkeyyy.

I fucking loved how shitty the consolation prizes.  Thanks for coming on the show!  You win a pack of NERDS CANDAAAAAYYYY!

Or a Duncan yo-yo.  I grew up watching all this Nickelodeon stuff and I love seeing it again here and there.  I feel like buying all the dvds I can of these shows so I can show them to my kids someday and maybe they'll like watching them as much as I did as a kid.

Hell. Even the kids that made it into the temple proper got screwed over with an RC truckster.

Also, it's still amazing just how complicated that temple really was. Every room had like three or four exits and a unique gimmick and even the ones that opened might still lead into a dead end. The temple guards were also a great 'fuck you' if your team wasn't packing two full pendants of light.

Still, my favorite Nickelodeon game show was the older versions of Double Dare with Wild and Crazy Kids a close second. Still, this one's right up there and that Animal Planet knock off wasn't even a pale shadow (even if the prizes were better).
3549  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: August 13, 2012, 05:53:18 PM
Did anyone here saw the thread on neogaf of Hideki Kamiya saying the this game was a rip-off in Twitter?

Some people got offended by that but for better or worse he's not wrong. Besides, Kamiya is a cool dude that has contributed and directed a bunch of awesome games.

How can anyone hate him? :p



Well yeah, it is a ripoff with a lineup that's been determined more by what needs the publicity than what was actually meaningful for Sony but if it can get some competition going for Smash Bros. it might just be worth it.

But I'm not here to discuss that, I'm here to post this....http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/13/playstation-all-stars-battle-royale-scheduled-for-november-release/
3550  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Guild01: That's a lot of talent for one little game on: August 13, 2012, 10:52:36 AM
Edit: Here's a trailer that covers all four parts in greater detail.

Looks like Crimson Shroud is basically going to be a D&D style rule book + some rudimentary tools and means to actually playing it out on your 3DS's (i.e. imagine four 3DS equipped players standing next to a cliff sitting around a table RPing with some complimentary material (pens, graph paper, maybe some figurines or AR cards, possibly some dice, ect). Christ, I'm already wanting this.

Maiden Liberation looks to be hilariously Suda-ish.

The others are ehh but you're getting them for free at this point (provided all of this actually leaves Japan in the first place).

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/13/looks-like-level-5s-guild-01-is-heading-overseas/

Pardon the necro but this looks like this is actually leaving Japan after all.
3551  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade or Final Fantasy 12.. what's your preference? on: August 13, 2012, 10:38:40 AM
One issue I have with Xenoblade, and I guess a lot of RPGs in general, is the fact there is just way to much stuff to collect. When every single enemy you kill leaves behind a treasure chest, often with 5 separate items in each one, I think it devalues them. Put much less items there, but make them unique and worth finding. Also add interesting quests to make finding this stuff enjoyable. I think this would go a long way to making me actually WANT to find everything and go on my quests.

I will give Xenoblade credit for letting you know which item is worth keeping and how much of it you need to have on hand, even before you actually get the quest that requires said boar tusks. It's a feature that really should be implemented in every JRPG from now on. Vastly superior to the current method of touching nothing until you get to the end of the game with a guide in your hand that explicitly states what you need to do with what you have and in what order lest you'd take the profession of loot farmer for a fortnight or two.
3552  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 13, 2012, 01:43:20 AM
Fake Edit: On second thought, I'm probably going to skip Samurai Seven. I've seen the actual Seven Samurai movie so I already know what happens, furthermore I was pretty unimpressed by the whole mecha ascetic, plus it came from Gonzo Studio which means I can almost guarantee you the ending will suck.

You sure about that? I've seen some trailers and AMVs of Samurai 7, and it doesn't seem to be at all like the movie...though maybe I just don't remember the movie very well...

Yeah, I remember it having a dystopian SciFi setting which leads to the silly conspicuous CGI giant robot bandits and they added some court based shenanigans as well but the general premise is still the same 'Japan's take of the Battle of the Alamo except replace the Mexican Army with a legion of bandits, the Alamo to a dirt poor village of dirt farmers, and the outcome from lost valiantly to held at a price of every recruited samurai save for the young one and the two old ones' except now you add giant robots and copious amounts of anime to the mix. If the ending was different from that then it was probably for the worse.
3553  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 13, 2012, 01:08:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXq2GtMBt3c

Holy shit, I remember this show! :O

Legends of the Hidden Temple was good times.

The Shrrriiiinnne of the Siiillllvvvver Monkeyyy.
3554  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 13, 2012, 12:41:36 AM
Been into FFXIII doing missions, getting trophies and messing around with weapons and accessories.

And since you guys are talking about Zelda, I have a question to ask: The hand holding in Skyward Sword was really that bad?
Yes. Fii was obnoxious. You would just get through a story segment that made it pretty clear where you had to go and what you had to do, when Fii would pop up to remind you of it. Or Fii would tell you to "douse" for something when it was already obvious. Multiply these x 100 and you can understand why people don't like her.

Also it introduced collectables for making or improving items, and of course in true Zelda fashion they all suffer from the "This is a Rupee." syndrome. Also I hated how fixed the Dowsing option was since you could be collecting all the other collectables that a particular Dowsing feature would point to and unless you went for the designated 'first' collectable you wouldn't actually unlock the ability. SS was an unfortunately linear game.

Still liked going through Hero Modo with the upgraded Skyward Strike and simply demolishing every early game boss. It's so hard to find a game with a tangible sense of progression these days. Most of the time you just get bigger numbers to throw at the next wave of enemies which also have bigger numbers or you just completely break the game and now everything dies in one hit.
3555  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 12, 2012, 01:37:41 PM
So how many episodes did Deadman Wonderland last because if it went on for more than 13 episodes then I've got to lol at Toonami dropping the sucker for Samurai Seven (and Eureka Elrecca Seven but I'm willing to attribute that to whatever else they've decided to dump to make room for that).

If it didn't then I've got to lol at Japan's anime industry displaying some loving standards for once.

And on that note, I'm actually tempted to rewatch E7 again just for the sake of having a blast from the past, but goddamn does the prospect of having to slog through 50+ episodes of some really glacial plotting turn me off from that (I could hover around until Charles shows up then watch until the Gekko undergoes repairs which I can skip watching completely for a month or so then resume til the end).

Meanwhile it's also been years since I last watched Samurai Seven and I didn't finish it back then due to being fairly unimpressed by it so I'm none too sure I want to try again.

(Ironically, I think its been seven years since I last watched these shows :v:).


As for DW itself, the only thing surprising about it was just how hard it was for some characters to die despite the ludicrous gibs this show indulges in like a Shonen series trying to pass itself off as a Seinen series. Otherwise the arc ended with the usual MC gets owned, MC is saved by resident badass, MC undergoes a training montage, MC uses his new powers to better trash some mooks, MC still gets owned by the arc's boss, cutscenes kick in and side characters use power of friendship to briefly convert one of the bosses into a friend who strikes a minor blow against the arc's boss before getting owned (or in this case fatally wounded again), MC has an epiphany and goes Super Sayin', MC oneshots the arc's boss with an attack that he won't be able to control until the next epiphany during the next boss fight (and will be rendered completely worthless immediately afterwords), and that's all she wrote folks.


Fake Edit: On second thought, I'm probably going to skip Samurai Seven. I've seen the actual Seven Samurai movie so I already know what happens, furthermore I was pretty unimpressed by the whole mecha ascetic, plus it came from Gonzo Studio which means I can almost guarantee you the ending will suck.
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