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3931  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.
3932  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.
3933  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.
3934  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 19, 2012, 01:40:24 PM

FUCK YOU!!! Draco Malfoy!
3935  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: December 19, 2012, 12:48:40 AM
3936  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest VII coming to 3DS (Japan) in Feb. on: December 18, 2012, 09:13:21 PM

And once again, fuck everywhere but Japan.

Fortunately, it sounds like its only tied to potential Monster Park inhabitants which means that its completely insignificant instead of only semi-insignificant.

But still, it's depressing to have to live in a densely populated area that's willing to bring their handhelds outside of their home and are willing to purchase the same game you have to access things, and not have some sort of alternative short of cheating devices or expensive trips to gaming conventions.
3937  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 18, 2012, 09:03:19 PM
"I was only two days from retirement."
3938  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 18, 2012, 06:50:08 PM
You went into Princess Tutu expecting Madoka Magica? WTF!?

I don't know where you got the impression that the two series were anything alike, but beyond the idea of subverting typical magical girl anime cliches they're nothing alike.

That's like going into Nanoha expecting a copy of either Madoka or Tutu instead of Super Magical Girls Wars, or going into DBZ expecting angsting teenaged ninja douchebags or an endless parade of "Now it is I who is behind you!" fighting of Naurto and Bleach respectfully instead of endlessly powering up and 'veet' fighting.
3939  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: NEW MEGAMAN on: December 18, 2012, 05:38:19 PM
Unfortunately the level design is pretty weak, enemy layout and versatility isn't really there, there are bugs and visual glitches all over the place, there's no save or password feature, and yet the game remembers when you've picked up an E-Tank and will not respawn one should you game over and go through the area again. The boss fights are pretty good though.

Its definitely a fan game that needed more time in the oven, but its one that got Capcom USA's backing which is disappointing but not infuriating thanks to being offered for free.
3940  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 18, 2012, 04:40:20 PM

This is the closest thing there is to a screenshot for now.

She's gone from collecting Einherjar to pursuing Lu Bu.
3941  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: December 18, 2012, 11:26:47 AM
List shenanigans aside....


Does anybody with PSN know if this applies to other countries of if this is Japan only?
3942  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: December 18, 2012, 01:46:13 AM
For Rufus, Cid, and Steiner to be so low and Tidus to be so high...and for Versus' Noctis to even be there at all, proves Japanese tastes as not to be taken terribly serious.  Biggest surprise is Vivi ranking so low, I thought Japanese peeps had a thing for mascot-like characters... he's almost half of one.

Vivi would be a mascot character if he was a one dimensional character (which he's not).

And another thing that I notice is where's Gilgamesh? Sure he's just a lackey/recurring boss/reference, but he's still got more going for him than losers like Hope Esteem and Noel Christ. Plus Vincent should be lower purely by virtue of Dirge of Cerberus existing (Mr. Fill My Dark Soul With LIIIIIGHT!!!!! and his prepubescent love interest beating Mr. Leading Man Balthier is bullshit).

Also, the Type-0 guys just remind me of how disappoint I am at Squeenix's refusal to localize anything non-high budget/good.
3943  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: December 17, 2012, 11:52:51 PM
Where to begin with that list. Kinda disappointed that every Cid got rolled into one entry given how completely different some of them turned out to be. Vaan and Zell shouldn't be tied with Sabin, Galuf, Golbez, and Vivi. Hope is way too high. Lol Noctis. Steiner is way too low. And I'd argue that Tidus and Squall should be tied with rock bottom but they're main characters and thus is hard to argue against that but still, Butz should've been higher than those chucklefucks.

At least the fanwanking over Sephiroth has been diminishing and there's thankfully no sign of Gaius Baltar Caius Ballad.
3944  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: December 17, 2012, 10:54:11 PM

So a proper sequel is now in the works instead of yet another browser games.
3945  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 17, 2012, 03:50:13 AM
The Hobbit -
Hmm. Where do I start? At the beginning, I suppose.
The beginning of this movie in which I find the only real fault. It starts slow. But it makes sense considering all that they have to introduce in order to get the journey going. Once we get through that initial phase, and the caravan gets on the road, it's quite the adventure. Way  more so than I was anticipating. I suppose it helps that I read the book what feels like ages ago, and don't remember a single thing about it. This is all new to me! I don't have to nitpick about who or what is missing! I love it.
The movie looks incredible, as expected. Just like the LOTR films, if a tad bit sharper. 10 years of tech will do that.
The movie sounds great, too, although a bit TOO much like the LOTR films. I was hoping for a more unique, or restrained, soundtrack, to reflect the (supposed)smaller scope of the movie, but that's not what we got. It's still good, but not one I'll be buying, unlike all the LOTR soundtracks.
Martin Freeman is perfect as Bilbo, as I expected him to be. He's got this unique way about him that is well suited to this role.
The dwarves are mostly just there besides Thorin, who is played with suitable kingliness by Richard Armitage.
Ian McKellan IS Gandalf, and always will be. He's amazing.
We get all sorts of action and adventure, filled with legions of Orcs, Goblins, Trolls, Wargs(giant wolves), and a few I was totally not expecting. Gollum makes a great appearance in a fun test with Bilbo.
I daresay we got TOO much fighting and action. The battles were intense, but it was hard to keep track of who was fighting what. A breather or two would have been nice. Perhaps a few more quiet moments.
There was a distinct lack of any females in this movie, but I know that just how the book was written. It's too bad, because I think it would have been a nice counter to all those dwarves.
Overall, it was a fun movie, and I look forward to part 2, which has much potential.

Saw The Hobbit myself earlier today yesterday, and for all intents and purposes, I found the movie enjoyable as well for what it went with.

First things first though, and it really needs to be said for anyone going to see the movie, is that this is a multiparter.

And now for the spoilers:

Obviously, there really isn't all that much that one can do to extend the Hobbit into something that would require into multiple parts due to the tight pacing of the book. But changing the focus a bit from Bilbo Baggins to Thorin Oakshield and his and his fellow company's quest to reclaim their homeland did just the trick. Beyond the fleshing out of Thorin though it more or less stayed true to the events of the book except to allow the occasional LotR callback(callforward?) and a necromancer subplot which I don't recall ever being a part of The Hobbit (and if this adaption really IS a trilogy then I can expect this necromancer subplot to kill a lot of time in the second movie).

Beyond that though there's a surprising amount of singing from a company of hairy/smelly dwarves. I will be greatly disappointed if nobody breaks out into a rendition of They Call Him Bilbo Baggins.
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