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3886  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 11, 2012, 02:03:06 AM
Twilight Princess isn't half bad now that it's gone beyond doing chores for village folk and jumping when Midna says jump.

It does get substantially better past the midway point, especially the dungeons, some of which are probably among the best in the series.

The plot
unfortunately abandons whatever it was going with by that point in favor of more Ganon.
3887  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite "Tales of" Game and why? on: August 09, 2012, 09:37:56 PM
I've played through most of Symphonia and all of Phantasia.

That's enough for me.
3888  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 09, 2012, 06:41:26 AM
Haha so should you apparently. x)

I got the joke but it wasn't even funny to me... sorry(?). :T

Also, I do have to get around to finish to read the manga and seeing the "Brotherhood" series.

I wouldn't say it's a joke so much as a 'Wait. What!' moment that cedes to the eventual revelation of :the joke: and then you move on with your life.

Also yes.

(The original anime's ending kinda goes off the deep end with the Archinator, Dante, and Edward getting stuck in WWI Germany. Whereas the manga's and Brotherhood's ending turns into the badass power hour where almost everybody gets a moment of glory, including the nameless mooks.)
3889  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 09, 2012, 06:24:10 AM

Pardon the double post but this atrocity needs to be shared. (Again, might not be entirely work safe for less than obvious reasons.)
3890  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 08, 2012, 09:57:41 PM
despite the nonsensical plot Squeenix's fanfic writers would love to cobble into yet another one of their sweeping epics involving paradoxes and retarded goddesses that have to make everything as circuitous as humanly possible

Wait, so it's FFVIII?

Actually that's FFXIII-2 (sans the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Frocobo', terrible fanfic villains being terrible, and the "But the future refused to change." ending).

FFVIII was about this moody teenager and a dumb cunt falling into something that can't really be honestly described as love in any sense of the word. Also something about flying gardens, orphanages, and TIME KOMPRESSION! (although I could just be making all that up since there really was nothing beyond that awful 'romance' hogging the spotlight).
3891  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade or Final Fantasy 12.. what's your preference? on: August 08, 2012, 07:20:16 PM
Also I have yet to run into a seriously godawful area in Xenoblade that can compare to that fucking sandsea in FFXII let alone areas like the Pharos Lighthouse or that Crystal Valley.

Also also FFXII's plot was cobbled together from both Star Wars trilogies (with a bit of wanting to be FFT and a lot of getting forced into being FFTAs 1 & 2).
3892  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 08, 2012, 01:03:13 AM
My Last Remnant team is shaping up well, I like the fact that your team members make suggestions each time you leave an area. I think this is a great JRPG that should reach a wider audience by releasing a PS3/English version

Fun fact: There is no PS3 version, and there never will be a PS3 version.

There's no need for one anyways considering that it would have to be gimped like the 360 version was and that the PC version is already on Steam. Also it's a SaGa game in disguise and that means Squeenix literally gives zero fucks about it (despite the nonsensical plot Squeenix's fanfic writers would love to cobble into yet another one of their sweeping epics involving paradoxes and retarded goddesses that have to make everything as circuitous as humanly possible).
3893  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 08, 2012, 12:52:33 AM

Might not be entirely work safe for less than obvious reasons.

Holy crap, what was that? Were those excerps from the actual script? If so, that was laughably bad. XD

I believe that was 90's anime dubbing at its finest.



Might as well post something while I'm at it.
3894  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade or Final Fantasy 12.. what's your preference? on: August 07, 2012, 08:29:16 PM
I don't mind the combat in Xenoblade. I actually find it impressive that you can respond to the flow of battle well enough just by paying attention to all the battle cries your party members make. Listening to Reyn's Wild Down can tell you when to prepare to apply your next stagger inflicting move.
3895  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: August 07, 2012, 08:21:34 PM
i may still play but the art style is just uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggglllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eh. It's a small price to pay for an otherwise awesome game.

Besides there'll be a beach side and hot springs DLC map. It'll (probably) include a new Swimsuit class.
3896  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: August 07, 2012, 08:08:05 PM
Remember when I posted the update with the vague release window?


I updated.
3897  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What are your Final Fantasy memories? on: August 07, 2012, 07:41:24 AM
I actually think Gau is one of the top three most powerful/useful characters in FF VI.  True story. 

My best Final Fantasy memory is probably seeing the opera in FF VI for the first time.  Wasn't expecting that.  When you regain control of Locke I was actually disappointed, because I wanted it to keep going. 

Worst?  Probably when I played FF Tactics for the first time and I discovered the second area where you can't leave between story battle sequences (the castle where you fight Velius/Belias).  I was so distressed by my inability to take a break for leveling up (Velius was kicking my ass) that I was reduced almost to tears and considered restarting the game.  FF Tactics is one of my all-time favorite games now, but for awhile I was incredibly pissed off about that.  Gotta keep two save files.

If you know what you're doing then yes, Gau is among your top three party members along with Edgar and either Terra or Sabin even without Wind God powers. Early on some of his rages will allow you to perform attacks and spells beyond what you can currently access, then much later on he can become a physical tank with a Snow Muffler and virtually indestructible with the Magic Pot rage. Unfortunately, Edgar's much easier to use than Gau, Terra, Celes, and Relm can all ratchet their magic damage up much more easily with all the female gear and costumes available to them, and Sabin's Bum Rush is just that fucking ridiculous. Of course you can stick the Gem Box and Economizer on him and have him learn Ultima through the Paladin Shield (then keep it on afterwards) and turn Gau into a nigh immortal god of destruction (unfortunately you can do the same to Mog and he can also equip the Moogle Charm as well for when you just give no fucks).

Incidentally I also recall what was probably the most ridiculous FF encounter in my life when I fought the Ice Dragon MKII fight for the first time in the Dragon's Den in the FFVIA port. The party wound up mostly wiped pretty early on in the fight except for Mog whom I foolishly set to dance. Que a night long battle between a mostly frozen dancing moogle and four Ice Dragons that couldn't do more than delay the inevitable with all the Stop spells and freezing attacks (and then just freezing attacks when they all ran out of MP) they could spam at him.
3898  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: August 07, 2012, 05:11:48 AM

And speaking of which, a second batch of DLC is being released in Japan starting later this week.

(There's also a video but I've decided to hold off on posting a link to it due to massive spoiler reasons.)

Unlike the last set, this DLC set looks to be more focused on either giving your post game team something to do with ridiculous challenges, adding extra conversations between characters to better flesh them out along with goofy alternate costumes, or by letting you tackle a major plot event that more or less occurred behind the scenes of the game's standard plot.
3899  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What are your Final Fantasy memories? on: August 07, 2012, 05:10:14 AM
Felt embarrassed for some reason when I first went through FFs VII and VIII.

Now I know why....

Rented the hell out of FFVI. Forced my youngest brother into it as well and now he has the victory theme as his ring tone.

Got and played through the PSX FFs as they came along save for VIII (which I had to borrow off of said brother until I completed it) and IX (which for political reasons is no longer mine but I still completed it).

Forced myself to take a break from FFVI to check out FFV and I haven't regretted it since.

FFIV was probably my first FF game but I never got a chance to really play it until the PSX version and that was after going through Chrono Trigger.

FFI required a trip to a used game store to pick up and then Origins came along and I both played through that version along with my first attempt at FFII where I made the exact same mistake as everyone else and tried to powerlevel my party. Went back to II much later though and completely avoided level grinding which was what I needed to get through the game.

First played FFIII on the emulator (along with SD3, Terranigma, and the SuperNES version of FFVI which is where I noted that HP and MP growth is exactly the same for every character and fixed at every level) and then eventually the inferior DS version.

FFT was my first SRPG and once I figured out how to place my team down properly I was hooked enough to run through three more times. Didn't need to restart the game either since I figured out that with my untapped spillover JP and MA/Move boosting gear I could make Ramza into a serviceable Wizard with the ability to one shot Weigraf with a Flare (and take a healthy chunk out of Velius with a second Flare before dying horribly). Didn't figure out why leaning on the crutch of T.G. Cid was a bad idea until it was too late but I did manage to deduce the brokenness of the Oracle's Life Drain spell so I beat Altma with that instead.

I also got FFMQ used but it is awesome in a neat and simple way (which is the complete antithesis of today's Squeenix) and anyone who says otherwise should :frogout:.

FFX is the only proper FF game I have yet to beat. Unfortunately I got a copy used so I have no interest in the upcoming(?) HD version.

I enjoyed FFXII for what it was worth when it first came out but I wish it was better than being a garbled mess and the antichrist of OCDs everywhere. Fortunately Xenoblade Chronicles exists so now my wish has come true.

FFTA was a massive disappointment due to its grindy and repetitive nature. TA2 wasn't nearly enough of an improvement to bother finishing right now.

All the sequels and compilations can go die in a fire and burn in hell. I have yet to encounter a single one of these that wasn't completely and irredeemably godawful in the worst ways imaginable.

FFXI is an MMO and thus does not exist. FFXIV also does not exist but by virtue of not actually existing in any sort of usable form yet.
3900  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic on: August 06, 2012, 07:22:15 PM
I'm kind of curious why the selection of classic games on the PSN is so small. There must be some rather interesting reason for not shoving everything you can on there. After all, its potential revenue from reselling old games with, what I assume is, minimum effort.

I've always had a hunch that the ultimate plan was to hold off on select titles they knew were gonna be hits and make them exclusively available to the next gen consoles somehow whilst making all the previous titles still available as well. Always seemed like a solid strategy to make sure they get us for every dime we are worth..LoL.... ok... so that is more diabolical than funny.... but none-the-less I can totally see them doing that.. I mean, I imagine when the next gen consoles do become available, they are going to want to make it as advantageous to upgrade as possible.

While I can see what you're getting at, I don't think that's quite it. My guess is that its something fairly obvious, but elusive enough not to get noticed by someone that isn't in the industry. I'm also guessing that its probably something incredibly stupid from a consumer point of view.

They probably lost the license to a number of those old games. And then there's the probability that they don't want to bother resubmitting them to ratings boards for concerns of costs.

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