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3706  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Guilty pleasure anime thread on: July 22, 2013, 02:12:53 AM
I have discovered a new guilty pleasure anime. Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up! Based off the manga by Go Nagai, it's completely insane and is basically an ecchi. But it's actually really funny, even if it gets really really really weird at times.

Go Nagai Super Robot Shows are nothing to be Guilty about, IMO...

Pretty much ^this.
3707  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The Power is Sony Pictures'! on: July 22, 2013, 02:09:51 AM
Meanwhile, there's a live action Gatchaman movie being made, which for those of you not in the know, is better known in the west as either Battle of the Planets or G-Force (or Science Ninja Team Gatchaman).

Either way, I'd love to see how they'll try to convince movie goers how not completely useless the Power of Heart is.
3708  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 22, 2013, 02:06:11 AM
Out of shits and giggles I decided to check out the finale of IGPX, and goddamn this is still a terrible show. Its not just the fact that the whole thing is one of the most derivative things imaginable but its that goddamn announcer that pretty much ruins every race without fail and without that, all the show has is the useless character drama which pretty much came from a character drama mad lib. Thank god this is getting dumped for Sword Art Online next week.

Meanwhile, SciFi Harry is getting close to its conclusion and what a lemon it is. When I first watch the show, I was thinking it would be about this nerdy nobody getting psychic powers and abusing them in an effort to improve his quality of life only to have his efforts backfire on him completely. Instead, I got Government Conspiracy: The Anime made from the school of Hanna Barbera cartoon design. I'm enjoying seeing the bad animation, excessive use of animation shortcuts, and the number of conversations that simply amount to somebody saying someone else's name and nothing else, but in the end its just a terrible show and one that will quickly be left behind.
3709  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What do you want out of PS4/XBone RPGs? on: July 22, 2013, 01:24:47 AM
...Land Buggies, Ice Drillers...

I am so ashamed of myself. Those two. And Hydrofoils. This is what I want out of PS4.

I KNEW there was one other vehicle in that game.
3710  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What do you want out of PS4/XBone RPGs? on: July 21, 2013, 12:12:23 AM
LESS SOCIAL GAMES, MORE CO-OOOPP.

SQUARE ENIX: WHAT!? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

Though to be perfectly honest, its pretty much the one series of theirs that actually deserves this treatment.

I just wish they weren't doing this to EVERYTHING.
3711  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 20, 2013, 11:59:56 PM
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Should you buy it for $40? No. There's no reason for it to be priced that high.

Yeah I don't remember it being /rare/. I have no idea why the cost is so inflated.

Retro gaming bubble. Everything older than the 360 is getting priced higher and higher as supply diminishes and nerds grow up, get jobs, and want to go back and play what they missed (also collectors and douche bags have already been bleeding the market for years on top of that).
3712  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: July 20, 2013, 11:55:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kA5GkLM5C7M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7iVsdRbhnc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg-4c4uQmdo

And I'm out of these silly/bad music videos for now.
3713  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: July 20, 2013, 11:51:45 PM
Well, if no one can make it, i'll probably just cancel it.

I've done my back out anyhow.

Oh thank god. I couldn't get near my computer all day today.

Also, sorry to hear about your back. Get well soon.
3714  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 20, 2013, 05:28:42 AM
Maxed out my experience levels in Ys 1. Can't be the third boss.

Which boss was this again? was it the Vampire boss that teleports to the most inconvenient spots?

Yeah, although he doesn't teleport, he turns into a cloud of fuck you. Still I think I got the pattern down. Doesn't seem you can heal in battle in Chronicles.

Also the rings don't help much against bosses and the regular enemies are starting to cause problems.

Power Ring and Shield(?) Ring are the only rings that should be brought to boss fights anyways since they at least do something meaningful during boss fights.
3715  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shin Megami Tensei IV on: July 20, 2013, 12:01:00 AM
Yeah, the beginning area has a really big spike, there's no curve at all, but it eases up as you progress.  I also found the first boss to be by far the hardest so far, with ~15 hours of play time. I think my husband is getting ready to tear the 3DS from my hands at this point.

Are you referring to the Hooded Man encounters or that demon plant lady at the end of the quest? Because I
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demolished the latter of the two with three fire users and a defensive debuff in the first go (actually, I demolished the Hooded Man's second encounter on my second go at him due to press turning my way though the first fight in less than a turn giving me a massive head start on the second phase).


As for optimized App builds, I'd go for the extra skill slots on you and your demons first since they give you more abilities to work with which is great for fusions and general utility. Also, you're mandated to pick up the Scout App which costs 1AP to complete the tutorial mission so you'll need an extra level to hit the necessary App Points needed for the Move MP Up App. Of course, by the time the Move MP Up App shows up you'll probably be able to buy either the Magic or Agility Level +1 App to help get more millage out of levels which is probably the better choice earlier on.
3716  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shin Megami Tensei IV on: July 19, 2013, 06:03:13 PM
Can't thank Atlus enough for putting the save anywhere feature in this game.  I would have quit by now if this feature wasn't in the game.

Hey, just got a new piece of armor.  Okay, so I'm weak to ice, but let's do this.

*Monster jumps out of a pond behind me and starts a fight*

Oh well, didn't have a chance to counter, but that's okay.

*Horde gets first attack and two moves per turn*

Hmmm, this could be tricky.

*Mabufu four times in a row*

....And my party is dead.  WTF!!!!!!??????

Just got to that fight myself. The Mabufu wasn't so much of a problem as a Lunge crit dropping my main character in one hit from full health which was immediately followed by my backup healer getting shredded and the rest of the fight turning into a damage race I almost won.

Also, Johnathan, you are so useless.

Also also, why is a hoard of fire weak demons not taking effective damage to fire spells yet they can still completely block ice and resist wind? I'm kinda regretting putting that dude with the swords stuck in him into a fusion since the physical resistance would be appreciated against all these crit happy motherfuckers.
3717  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shin Megami Tensei IV on: July 19, 2013, 11:55:13 AM
I just wanted to let you know in the beginning of the game, Charon and I were best friends! <3

I'm really just starting to explore Tokyo. I like this game a lot so far - really addicting. I'm having more fun in this game than I did in Strange Journey. I enjoy the exploration and the characters a whole lot more.

I agree with others that the demon fusion screen is frustrating. Why do I have to press Y TWICE just so I can choose my own summons. Atlus, why!?

I'm also trying to figure out Isabeau's alignment. I can tell Jonathan's and Walter's right off the bat, but is Isabeau supposed to be neutral?

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Though I'm trying to figure out why Isabeau didn't turn into a daemon by reading manga.

Charon? Who's that?


That said, I'd assume that since Isabeau is the female lead, and as per tradition, is therefor going with you to the endgame no matter what route you take.
3718  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 19, 2013, 11:36:08 AM
Not surprised. Hopefully Gungho or Marvelous will pick them up then (and I hope to god that Squeenix doesn't even touch them with a 39 and a half foot pole; those fuckers will bleed them dry and abandon their IPs after a single game).


Enjoying this a lot so far. Played for over 4 hours. The game looks great and I actually feel like having the 3D on is worth it. It's very polished and otherwise just feels really good. Press turn system is ace as always.

I'm putting my stats 3 Mag / 1 Agi / 1 Luk for the time being. As interesting as I'm sure the Physical route might be with the gear and the like, it's hard to really be able to decide against Magic, given how powerful it is in these games.

As far as progress goes, I beat the first boss.

What's everyone spent their App Points on so far? At level 10, I've got:
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Skill Expansion 1 and 2, Mapper, Expand Stock 1, 2 and  3, Demon Skill +1, Scout and Demon Fusion. I've got HP and MP recovery unlocked, and would think that the latter is nice, but it's 40 points. Another Demon Skill slot for 30 would be good, too. And I guess that I should probably pick up Demolingual at some point. Priorities, ugh...

Currently at Level 5 right now and I've put my App Points on
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Skill Expansion 1 and Fundraise, in addition to Mapper and Scout.

As for stats, I've been building with heavy emphasis on Strength and Agility right now with less emphasis on Magic and an occasional point in Dexterity and Luck.
3719  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Yumina the Ethereal: A new ecchi JRPG for Agarest War fans on: July 19, 2013, 01:38:28 AM
Star Ocean 3 transitions fairly sharply from fantasy to sci-fi genre.

Yeah see, this is EXACTLY what I'm talking about. Especially when you recall that SO3 started off AS a Sci-Fi (going so far as to start on future Earth/Not-Star Trek's Federation), then dumped that to become yet another Swords and Sorcery JRPG, only to abandon that to become a Sci-Fi adventure about repulsing the Not-Romulan Empire with Jesus Beams, only to abandon that for a galactic apocalypse/not-Third Impact, only to abandon that with a Matrix ripoff and trying to keep a company from shutting down the MMORPG that is the Universe.

Yes, SO3 makes transitions, but each transition is more stupid and ill conceived than the last. In fact, its so bad that the SO series is almost completely screwed in terms of future installments set after SO3 because of the way that SO3 went about its business. It'd take nothing short of a full on Reboot to the Head to make a Star Ocean "5" not retcon the hell out of SO3's ending (of course, this being Tri-ace, they'll eventually make a direct sequel anyway because they simply cannot write).

Ultimately, anybody can make a transition to something else. But there's no guarantee that the transition will be any good, and generally speaking, I find it actually surprising and impressive to see an anime or a manga or a VN end in something other than a disappointing clusterfuck of completely wasted potential.
3720  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What do you want out of PS4/XBone RPGs? on: July 19, 2013, 12:46:38 AM
Fast travel breaks immersion until you quit caring about immersion and just want to get to wherever you're tryna' go.

WE CAN'T SLAP AIRSHIPS ON EVERYTHING MESHGEARFOXD

Well duh, airships don't fit in to every world. That's why we have cryo-sleep spaceships, teleportation enabled wizards, giant robots that cover ground quickly, giant robots that can fly once you upgrade them or find out they're secretly an ancient relic and so clearly super advanced, and big talking birds that have nothing better to do than cart you around. Clearly these fit in everywhere and are always realistic and never make the plot questionable or break world immersion.

Don't forget things like Dragon Gods, Bird Gods, Hotair Balloons, Ocean Palaces that look like the Fourth Angel from NGE, Time Machines with wings slapped on, Floating Islands, Flying Rocks, Pterodactyls, Escape Pods, Air Bikes, Magic Brooms, Magic Carpets, Magic Beds, and so on.

Almost forgot flying cities and giant turtles.

Not that I forgot but that I could be here all day naming things. There are seriously a shitton of fast travel vehicles, especially if you start counting modes of transportation that are similar to other more common modes like flying cities but with enough distinctions to make a separate case for them lik flying cities you build yourself.

But if I were going to add a few more I'd name Giant Horsebirds of a particular color, the Wings on your back, Whichever Monster in your Pocket has the ability to Fly, Blinking Mirrors, Starships, Flying Submarines, Androids, and Cannons, and if we're covering Giant Turtles for sea travel then lets add Underwater Submarines, Hovercrafts, Land Buggies, Ice Drillers, Sabertooth Tigers, Tornadoes, Giant Rabbits, Jump Cuts, Flying Schools, Sail Boats with Starship engines strapped to them, Talking Sailboats, Wolf Forms, Ocarinas, Seeds, Giant Bubbles, Whirlpools, Moongates, Giant Flying Cats, Cloud Buses, Giant Walking Trees, Giant Walking Statues (not robots, just statues), Giant Plush Dolls, Motorcycles, and Tanks.
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