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3871  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SQUARE ENIX Presents, Live Broadcast E3 Showcase on: June 18, 2013, 12:43:08 PM
And still not get the International version for the price of admission? No dice.

Nobody has said anything official anyway.

Right. As I said before, I'm not supporting squat until something official comes out (and I'm still not going to support squat if this turns out to be Squeenix nickle and dimeing us; seriously, FFXII vanilla wasn't worth the original $60 dollar price of admission when it first came out (as evident by the $20 dollar price drop the collector's edition had not more than a week after launch), let alone having to pay that again, plus the adjustments for PS3/Vita/whatever the hell they're porting this to releases at (because you know they're going to charge full price for this), plus the cost of having to buy the international version changes as DLC (and god damn them if its piecemeal); its Capcom levels of sleazy and I'm straight up not supporting that, let alone an HD remaster of an okay PS2 launch title and a piece of shit).
3872  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 18, 2013, 11:11:35 AM
Well, I've finished my tour through the human enrichment center and I'm still alive. There's no time for cake even if its a lie as there's science to be done and achevios to be won while I'm still alive.

Also, made it through Lost Bloodlines 2 in FE Awakening (and yet another round of Golden Gaffe) and I now have Alm and a Dread Fighter scroll (to give to my eventual Dread Fighter Roberts Chrom). Even with this though I predict that chapter 19 is going to suck given how much of a clusterfuck that turns into. I should probably give Lost Bloodlines 3 a go to see if I can't get the Paragon skill (and Seliph).

As for SSBB, I still haven't deduced what that last unrevealed challenge pertains to (its the one next to the wall and the finish the 100 man Brawl with everybody). I've apparently already gotten the defeat 10 enemies in Cruel Brawl so all that remains as far as I can tell is the aforementioned 100 man Brawl bullshit, the survive the 15 minute Brawl, and collect all stickers (and the aforementioned '?').
3873  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SQUARE ENIX Presents, Live Broadcast E3 Showcase on: June 17, 2013, 03:36:20 PM
Translation: Skip it.

Not if you want to give hope to the idea of having XII remastered.

And still not get the International version for the price of admission? No dice.
3874  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: June 17, 2013, 12:34:31 PM
Hey Starmongoose! Whacha trien to do? I gots 19 of dem points on da leadah' board (18 for all but the tenth question correct on the first game, plus 1 for the first game).

All of them right apart from question 10 = 17 points (20 - 3) plus 1 cause you have played 1 game = 18

Monsoon is right though, I gave him a point too many. It doesn't change the positions any so I'm going to leave it until the results of the next quiz are in.

EDIT: Okay, I looked at what happened. It seems I gave one of Klutz64's points to Monsoon. Sorry, Klutz64! I also short changed Kevadu a point. Sorry Kedvadu. It still doesn't change anything, all positions stay the same. Here is the updated leaderbord anyway.

Huh, I thought there were four 3 point difficulty questions for game #1 and the grand total was 21 points?
3875  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: June 17, 2013, 12:19:53 PM
Stahl's one of my goto tanks after Kellam and along with a oddly sturdy dark knight Tharja.

 He got a soothing sword. Which I don't think is edible, but you have to get that 10 hp at the start of your turn somehow...

I'll admit that I forgot that he's probably one of the best dual guarders in the main game with access to Dual Guard+ from Great Knight and a high Defense score to build his percent (Frederick and Kellam are better but only at first, or only if you take him down that route instead of going for Rally Defense/Pavise, respectfully). And yeah, Tharja's a goddamn tank despite her character design implying the complete opposite ("Clothing? Screw clothing, I have Defense!"), but that's a discussion for another day (and she gets Dual Guard+ too, goddamn is she a fucking tank, she just needs Sol and she'd be indestructible).
3876  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 17, 2013, 02:49:32 AM
I'm sorry, but I'm laughing my ass off at the M+V/W combination since both work so well with each other (U is also acceptable).

Also, call me Reverend Hernia.
3877  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: June 17, 2013, 02:43:03 AM
It'd be sort of hilarious if the XBone hits with all the impact of an... NGage.

At which point I become immediately aware of the passing of time and this is some serious Chekhov shit.


Nevermind the NGage. This is beginning to feel like they're trying to pull a Gizmondo on us. It almost seems like its just a matter of time before someone comes clean and tells us that the Xbone is an elaborate scam meant to milk the 360's fanbase for all its worth before departing from the gaming industry.
3878  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: June 17, 2013, 02:38:53 AM
Hey Starmongoose! Whacha trien to do? I gots 19 of dem points on da leadah' board (18 for all but the tenth question correct on the first game, plus 1 for the first game).
3879  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: June 17, 2013, 02:26:36 AM

While hardly on topic with a new Zelda game discussion:
It depends.  Tiers are great and all, but for semi-casual, semi-competitive play I was able to use her like a champion and was (not to toot my own horn) able to school the people I played with or at least keep matches competitive.  I never really used Sheik, if I did, it was by accident and maybe rolled with it till I could get away and change back.  I'm not and usually not a part of tournaments, so I can't guage those players and tiers but from my personal experiences with my group; either way I found her really enjoyable to use, tiers or no (but if you do want to go on with tiers, of the higher ranks I also rock ass with Toon Link, Ice Climbaz, and Marth). 

I also hate tiers because you can use the "lowest tier'd" character against a "high tiered" one, a level of skill does come from the player.  If someone sucks dick at using Meta Knight, then little is going to help you from owning the battle field if everyone else is simply a better/experienced player.  ((again, I'm saying this as a tounrey-avoider)

Petty issue: I actually get annoyed with players who stick to one character, I also like to think of myself as a player who is a "jack of all trades", but master of none.  I like having fun with a bit of everyone.

And with respect to letting Link jump, too many games made his jumping contingent on an item that makes him jump. 
And I hate that, it wastes a slot and shouldn't be that big a deal to implement (could make for a new adjunct to gameplay).

I was mostly joking about SSB tiers/basing it upon personal experiences. Frankly, half the online games I've played on Brawl was with opponents that were outright cheating, and I've only ever played one competitive match and lost horribly (and I used to be so good with Melee Ganondorf too).

As for jumping being tied to items, I don't mind it. Link not being able to Do the Mario normally is no great loss to me since it kinda feels like giving Wolverine super strength, sure he feels like he can achieve greater heights then what it says on his character sheet, but he seriously can't without some kind of assistance. Besides, what else is Link going to use that extra inventory space for? A fourth type of bomb? A fourth ranged weapon that's still outright inferior to the boomerang/bow? A book to translate a tablet or three? A Step Ladder? Besides, they did make it adjunct to the gameplay in OoT and in every 3D Zelda since.
3880  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SQUARE ENIX Presents, Live Broadcast E3 Showcase on: June 17, 2013, 02:11:58 AM
Destructoid says it's the vanilla content.  I'm hoping he made a mistake, but Dale North seems pretty confident about it.


You've probably heard this by now, but this HD upgrade is a straight port of the western release, meaning that we're not getting that International Version that some series fans were hoping for.

Translation: Skip it.

Even Wind Waker HD is sounding better than this.
3881  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: June 17, 2013, 02:08:57 AM
Stahl. What can I say about the guy? He's the green cavalier with the GBA era cavs growth distribution so expect lots of strength and defense versus Sully's skill and speed. He can reclass into the myrmidon and archer class trees, the former of which is pretty solid (what with the likes of Astra, Swordfaire, Vantage, Avoid+10, Pass, and Lethality in general order of usefulness) and the latter of which is not versus Sully's class trees of myrmidon and wyvern rider, of which both are solid. And the fact that Sully joins a chapter earlier and yields a bigger payout by bearing Kjelle, means that Stahl just gets overshadowed by her in the long run. That said, if you're using him in tandem with Sully then he's better off immediately promoting into a great knight versus Sully who's better off as a paladin. At least he's better-ish than Frederick (myrmidon/archer isn't quite as good as wyvern rider/knight, but unfortunately for Fred, half of the knight's promotions are eaten up by his cavalier tree, although he does get the Aegis/Pavise combo from it) and a decent father for Gerome if you're not doing anything fancy.
3882  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: June 16, 2013, 03:36:50 PM
I *definitely* think the Zelda series needs to be reworked.  I'd KILL if we saw something that could still stick to its roots, but maybe made itself more open world or present itself like Xenoblade series almost does.  And for fuck's sake....make Zelda playable already (she was definitely stronger than Link, IMO, in Smash Bros games).  I'm like 99% sure that Skyrim outsold Skyward Sword even despite the "classic" status the series has.  I unfortunately do think the series just kept its roots a little too close to their heart.


But Link could jump in Zelda 2 (there's even a spell named Jump), LA, both Oracle games, MC, and 4SA.

Also IMHO, Zelda has been lower than Link on the SSB tier list for both games she's been in. She's rather slow in her normal form and doesn't benefit from the extra weight that guys like Bowser and Ganondorf do whereas Link isn't superfast either but he's fleet-footed enough. Moreover, Zelda's smash and aerial attacks have sort of a gimmicky sweet spot on them which makes lining up a solid finishing blow rather difficult to do, whereas all of Link's attacks benefit from the extra reach his sword provides, his smash attacks give him solid coverage (plus his forward smash can be followed up on by a stronger attack or cancelled out of), and his downward thrust and upward stab have excellent power (and the former can be chained into a two hit combo), and Zelda's alterego Sheik has terrible sending power on her smash attacks (and in general really). And while Zelda generally has the superior B moves with Nayru's Love being a quick barrier/deflector, Din's Fire being crap in Melee and one of the best ranged attacks in Brawl, and Farore's Wind being a decent recovery move, Link's B moves can do decently in skilled hands with the Boomerang having excellent control and disruptive capability though less of the latter as time has moved on (and the Gale Boomerang can push enemies and items towards you instead for both good and ill), the Bombs have the greatest degree of flexibility and progressively lessening power as the games go on (in theory a bomb be pulled and held in mid air to perform a self denotation and allow the use of a second recovery move, but I've never gotten the trick to work before since its rather circuitous and the benefits aren't that great even with perfect application), the Bow offers a fast direct attack with much longer range than either of the other items, and the Spin Attack is a great disruptive move but a kinda bad recovery move, and Sheik's B moves mostly suck since they either aren't worth the damage to charge up or leave her too prone to use in close quarters though her recovery move is alright but doesn't have the range that Zelda's does and the Transformation move that Zelda/Sheik uses is complete ass since it takes 3 seconds to pull off and has no offensive or defensive capability whatsoever.

Now granted, at the rate they've been nerfing Link and buffing Zelda, she might finally be able to overtake him in SSB4.

/SSB :spergin:
3883  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: June 16, 2013, 01:15:30 PM
^That list only takes into consideration of what the westernified Power Rangers did and not what the Super Sentai source material did (which is a hell of a lot less diverse than that).

^You know what kind of team also has at least one female member? Super Sentai teams. And just as Super Sentai teams need a Red Ranger to be leader, they also need a Pink Ranger to be the chick/hostage bait.

Hey, sometimes Yellow can be a chick too!

I'll give you that as Yellow can go either way, and Blue as well if Pink isn't available.

It still amuses me though to see what Power Rangers did to the stuff that came out of Japan like making the original Yellow Ranger a chick (hence the lack of a skirt), and making the original White Ranger an adult, playing a teenager (when the Japanese version is a kid, which is why he's never shown on screen at the same time as everybody else).
3884  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 16, 2013, 12:58:27 PM
He'll roundhouse kick those drones right out of the sky.
3885  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: June 16, 2013, 12:56:01 PM
I feel like I just sold a winning loterry ticket (ok, I GROSSLY exaggerated that comment).

I'm really happy for you though, Monsoon, no WAY I would have done anywhere NEAR that well even if i did play. 

Love these Mongoosey

That's okay Dice, nobody else who played this time did well either. Monsoon swept the competition up single-handedly.
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