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3646  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 23, 2012, 04:18:17 AM

I love the chick to the right.

I want to say that the booth on the left end of the picture is the Final Fantasy XIII equivalent of the TARDIS and thus that guy between Lightning and the TARDIS is actually the FFXIII equivalent of The Doctor, but then I remember that this game was written by the same guys who took three games to realize that the best way to foist your shallow one dimensional character onto your fanbase is to not let anybody else in to show her up or become the surprise protagonist (wutup Fang).

Still, it would be a far greater explanation as to how Lightning is getting back to the Dawn of the First Day 72hrs remaining then whatever bullshit they're probably going to end up shitting out of their uncreative rectums (probably something involving Caius since he's still not Marty Stu enough yet).
3647  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 22, 2012, 08:02:07 PM
I suppose that the aliens are gone now, for their planet needed them.

Too bad they died on the way there.

Good for us though.
3648  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 22, 2012, 04:49:01 PM
I started playing Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones the other day. I'm on Chapter 8, and so far I haven't had too much trouble with the difficulty, although I did choose Normal instead of hard. Anyone who has played FE:SS, would you recommend doing Eirika or Ephraim's routes? Also, are the trainee characters worth raising? I made Ross into a pirate, but I dunno if I wanna do the same for the other two trainees when I get them.

I liked Amelia better than the other trainees. She can promote into a General eventually, and she has really good speed growth so you'll have a General with high DEF and high SPD as well as good damage. Plus you know, female General.

Fun fact: Amelia was going to have a unique class in the beta build, which is like pre-Pegasus Knight

The only really notable difference between Eirika's and Ephraim's routes is a couple of maps during the middle portion of the game, of which Ephraim's contains the more difficult maps (fuck that boat). Beyond that you'll still get the same characters at roughly similar levels when they meet up again during the desert stage.

As for the yet unmentioned trainee Ewan, he's kinda terrible to start with but can eventually into your best Druid while Knoll takes the Summoner class. Otherwise he can just be yet another Sage or your best candidate for becoming a Mage Knight.

And one more note about Amelia is that she also receives a unique sprite as a Cavalier.
3649  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI on: December 22, 2012, 02:07:22 AM
Not that hard if you use Sabin, Edgar, or Terra or a Setzer equipped with Fixed Dice in any capacity (except for the Warring Triad bosses) unless you are just rocking Celes, Edgar, Setzer only in which case it can be fairly difficult if you don't know what you are doing since you'll only have three parties of 1.
3650  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 21, 2012, 10:12:57 PM
To be fair to the Mayans though, how many more years did they need to slap onto their calender?

After all you kinda get tired of carving out all those extra seasons and their solstices on your over-sized ancient stone tablet and you start to feel like an ancient Mayan Spergtzalcoatl.

Unless of course the calender was to keep track of how long the Mayans had left on their alien built lost temple timeshares. But then the joke's on them since the Spaniard Conquistadors came and wiped them all out so nobody's using those old temples anyway. They could've just beamed down and beamed them back up at any time during the last 500+ years.
3651  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2012, 09:58:53 PM
I actually agree with you. :)

If you are going to have a villian that's legitimately insane (That look in his eyes when he is peering inside the incinertaed still sends shivers down my spine) it's going to be tough to make it not a bit charicature-ish. Ever17 completely avoided this issue by simply not having a villian. :P

Outside of the older protagonist's hideous luck and monumental stupidity, that is.

("Here have an emergency submarine. Oh too bad somebody forgot to turn off the dome lights last night, now you get to sink to your watery grave. Of course if only you could get beamed a message from your future son to quit your drowning, rescue the girl, and save the fucking day you wouldn't have to meet your untimely end. Not like that's that big of a deal given how you've already taken a deadly plague and some explosive decompression to the face so what's a goodly kilometer or two of ocean to swim through on a single breath of air?")

Well I guess the AI chick could be perceived as villainous, but even that's kind of a stretch.

The other AI chick on the other hand....
3652  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 21, 2012, 12:21:32 PM
combat looks exactly the same as 13/13-2 but with one character -_-

Except the two defining characteristics of FFXIII's combat system are the paradigm shifts and the stagger system, neither of which works at all when you only have one character.  It may look similar, but I seriously doubt it plays the same (and if it does then S-E are even bigger idiots than I thought.

Its probably going to work just like it did in the Lightning DLC for XIII-2 where you'll have a physical paradigm, two mage paradigms, a stat boosting paradigm, and a stat debuff paradigm. The thread linked to above noted what looked like three different roles to paradigm switch to; including Cerberus, Divinity, and Enchantment. Don't know if there'll be a stagger system but I wouldn't doubt it since that DLC had it too.
3653  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2012, 01:33:01 AM
Cleaned house on the Black Panther school after doofing around a bit at the Arena during my stay at the Jade Empire. You'd think dumping all my level points into Body would bite me in the ass at some point but between the various perks and gems I've managed to keep myself semi-balanced buildwise (but I'm more willing to blame the massive Spirit boost on the one construction I've made thus far). Helps that I've been dumping all of my style points into White Fang and have maxed it out.

Still no Silk Fox but I'm getting close. I can feel it.
3654  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: December 21, 2012, 12:27:21 AM

So the rumored price drop happened after all.
3655  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 21, 2012, 12:25:24 AM
Its literally the same combat system but now with mapped commands and no allies/monsters whatsoever. Chances are that number gauge at the bottom is for Gestalt shenanigans.

XII pretty much sidesteps that characterization, though.

Never played it so I don't know anything other than "is a bad copy of Star Wars" like I've seen so many say before. Not that I take that opinion seriously, this being the Internet and all...

FFXII's plot can be summed up as "So a multifaceted plot of political intrigue, a fantastical high adventure of a roving band of treasure hunting sky pirates, and a Final Fantasy game liberally swiping as much as it can from the two Star Wars trilogies walk into a bar; the first two want nothing to do with each other but the third one's standing on the table between them shouting "I'm Captain Boshe von Ronsenburg!" and "Boshe lives!" while a chocobo kwehs' and a one winged angel crashes the joint.". Granted the eventual loss of leadership and constant executive meddling didn't help things either, but it wasn't as bad as FFXIII-1 had been which didn't have leadership at all until the 11th hour when they got called out on their bullshit and had put up a demo for the Advent Children Blu-Ray release; but I digress. As for gameplay FFXII tried to do what Xenoblade Chronicles succeeded in and failed.

The upper part of her outfit looks like N7 armor from Mass Effect at first glance. Then I see the rest and get disappointed.

Kinda reminds me of a mix of Ass Creed without the hood and some generic Sengoku Hime ensemble. At least its still better than her 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Prada ensemble from earlier in the year.
3656  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: December 20, 2012, 01:48:07 PM

Some screenshots of the still batshit UX cast list.
3657  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 20, 2012, 01:56:33 AM
"Thank goodness the Holiday Steam Sale only started yesterday, so I only bought a dozen games that I'll never get to play."

Either that, or I'd remember John's line about Boneitis and think "Whimmy Wham Wham Wazzle!"

FOOL! A quip about telling Steam to shut up and take all of your money would've been more delicious.
3658  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 20, 2012, 01:52:58 AM
Finishing up Tien's Landing. Now I just need to dispense with an instrument and its strings. It's silly how many followers the game throws at you by this point. Silk Fox continues to elude me though.
3659  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: December 20, 2012, 01:48:54 AM
I have never bought a system for just one game.  I always think along the lines of "if a system is $300, there had better be $300 worth of games I want on it."  I will make an exception here.  I will gladly buy a 3DS JUST for Soul Hackers. 

It's only $160 dollars though (unless you live in Australia or something). Besides now you can justify getting both Devil Survivor revisions.
3660  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 19, 2012, 01:40:24 PM

FUCK YOU!!! Draco Malfoy!
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