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3601  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Annoying Moments in otherwise Great Games on: March 24, 2013, 06:48:56 AM
Mesh's wall o' text reminded me of a few other annoying aspects of otherwise popular games.

Chrono Cross: S.S. Zebless
Legend of Mana: The gameplay.
Ocarina of Time: Poe hunting, getting Dampé to dig up that piece of heart.
3602  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: March 23, 2013, 11:57:10 PM
So am I the only one who got Bender on his team or what?
3603  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 23, 2013, 11:55:05 PM
FFVII's story is really a fair bit better than it's legacy/Square's Infinite Sequel Department has treated it.

Which is, of course, the very reason why I doubt Squeenix will ever honestly remake FFVII. They'll never willingly admit to the fact that they have no fucking clue as to what went down in FFVII beyond what internet fanboys kept babbling about. Kinda like FFs IV, X, and XIII to a certain respect given the fact that FFs IV:TAYs, X-2, XIII-2, and, XIII-3 exist.


Meanwhile, in FE:A; I filled out Lissa's support list for the run (only male Avatar and the non Virion S-ranked supports remain) and I summoned Raquesis from today's Spotpass update only to have a random enemy encounter spawn in on top of her. At least this time I only needed to run to the other end of a Volcano instead of up half of an entire kingdom to save her dainty ass (I also managed to save those blasted Paladins too, too bad I didn't get a Knight's Ring for the deed (or a Princess who can promote into a Master Knight)). Unfortunately, I didn't set Eldigan to kick her ass as it would've been hilarious to have him pay her back for getting his head chopped off.
3604  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: I wanna play Growlanser Generations but I dont because of this persistant rumor on: March 23, 2013, 11:18:23 PM
I played mine on my Slim Jim PS2, so if that's your beast then you're good to go.
3605  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: March 23, 2013, 05:41:29 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/22/keiji-inafunes-j-j-rockets-and-no-more-heroes-social-game-go-offline-in-japan/

Meanwhile, its so bad for Megaman right now that even not-Megaman/US Prez can stay up in the air in Japan.

Then again, if Scrooge McDuck can be revisited, then not all hope has been lost yet.
3606  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 23, 2013, 05:06:45 AM
Honestly, I'm still not going to bother unless its confirmed that I won't have to keep shuffling my party around in FFX like a never-ending game of musical chairs.

I mean its nice that they let you do that on the fly, but I don't want to spend an additional 5 minutes on every battle switching between the benched party members so that they can get a share of Exp.
3607  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: March 23, 2013, 05:01:01 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/22/fire-emblem-awakening-demo-hits-eu-next-week-new-dlc-out-in-u-s/

Euro-guys, heads up. You'll be demoing by next week.

Edit:

http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/28/game-freaks-rhythm-platformer-hits-eshop-eu-gets-fire-emblem-demo/

Its next week. Go check your demos folks.
3608  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: THEY'RE BRINGING BACK DUCKTALES (WOO-OO) on: March 22, 2013, 10:57:08 PM
Cannot wait for remastered Moon music.
3609  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 22, 2013, 12:13:33 AM
FE:Awakening. So I decided to give over my Bouquet to Lissa to make her into a Princess Bride (unfortunately my Avatar is female, not named Roberts, and already married so there'll be no storming the castle this run) since she has only two promoted classes remaining, she now has 4 out of her 6 of the 10 rallies learned, she's pretty much a heal/staff bot already, and it got her out of War Cleric which she's been down once before (as soon as she got an A rank in Axes which is completely pointless for her since its the only class she'll have that can use Axes).

As for the DLC convos I managed to get Owain to talk to Mist (and made a good case to spend his remaining days alone, too bad that he's both Lucina's and Cynthia's cousin as the possibility for incest is too great to ignore, also SKYWAAAARD SHIELD!!! (the guy's a walking name dropper/reference maker)), Gerome to talk with Geoffry, and Inigo to talk with Mia. Unfortunately, no one got any in battle comments going.

Also I am lamenting my Spotpass release schedule for the next week for reasons known only to me. At least by my calculations, the next week will bear fruit earlier. Plus, it could be worse. We could've been running on Japan's release schedule instead (but then again, they got the Genealogy dudes first >.< ).
3610  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Annoying Moments in otherwise Great Games on: March 22, 2013, 12:00:12 AM
Riviera was a great idea on paper, but in practice it divided the game into two completely separate play styles. You either knew what you were doing and constantly walked over the game, or you didn't and got your ass constantly handed to you.

Still, nobody else has really tried what it did since, so there's that going for it.


Belated but:

You remembered correctly in that Feena is very forward and a strong character in the ghost ship, but I can't stand Grandia's ghost ship in general.  It was actually one of the ships I was thinking of when I made that comment. The problem with ghost ships is that they're almost always filler, and I can only think of a handful of plot related ones. Legend of Dragoon comes to mind, being very important in the grand scheme of the plot, but you don't realize it until later.  It still falls under my banner of ghost ships being annoying because both the encounters and the boss are horrible.

I suppose I do like Breath of Fire 3's, but it's not a ghost ship in a traditional sense.

As for the damsel in distress bit, I wouldn't say Feena is a damsel in distress throughout the entire game, simply that her outspoken attitude from the ghost ship is downplayed more as the story progresses.  She's never quite "weak" or "helpless," but there are a few times where she needs rescuing.

Maybe. But I cant help but see it as her personality getting more and more subdued as time went on to make way for Justin becoming more and more of a man until the end where she hit full on damsel in distress for Justin to save along with the world and the day and to graduate into a full fledged hero (at that point Feena is little more than his diploma).

It kinda leads me to my beef with the Grandia series on the whole. None of the games have a decent cast. Its basically the main hero, the chick who turns out to be a walking plot macguffin magical girl, the buddy, the twerp, the older guy/sudo mentor, the android chick found in some ruins, and maybe another chick who's both the least dislikable and only shows up for a dungeon or two then gets ditched/bails. Also the settings file themselves right into the same bad writing category as FFVIII's setting (i.e. they disintegrate into a goofy ball of cobbled together analogues, metaphors, cliches, and elemental based gimmick dungeons, the very moment Mr. Scrutiny violates his restraining order to stay at least 50ft away from the writing).
3611  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 21, 2013, 01:09:15 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/20/final-fantasy-v-gets-dimensions-style-make-over-for-ios-and-android/

Comparison shots time. I know that anything can be considered an improvement over the original's sprites but using retextured Romancing SaGa sprites is still pretty goddamn lazy. Especially since you resized the viewing field and slimmed down the tiles to leave those massive open areas on the sides of the screen.

Also, way to make Faris look like a complete chick now instead of some kind of person with long pink hair. Now nobody's going to be surprised an hour into the game when Faris's paper thin disguise falls apart.
3612  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: what i've always known to be true on: March 20, 2013, 08:06:15 PM
So according to that article, does this mean that all the proposals I've been getting in FE:Awakening has been nothing more than me trying to marry myself?
3613  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: March 20, 2013, 07:43:54 PM
Nope. Not even going to comment. My combination is bad and the jerk who crafted this should feel bad.
3614  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mind 0 is not Persona...er...well...maybe not... on: March 20, 2013, 05:48:17 PM
http://gematsu.com/2013/03/mind-0-debut-fami-shots

What these pics are telling me is that Atlus has a legitimate case on this one.

I haven't seen such outright plagiarism since Darksiders 2.
3615  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 20, 2013, 09:52:26 AM
http://gematsu.com/2013/03/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-full-scan-surfaces

Tidus looking less like Meg Ryan circa 2000 confirmed.
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