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4021  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 10, 2013, 09:27:13 AM
wrt CC, I'd /love/ to come up with some Gameshark codes to short circuit the non-boss stat gains, since they mostly just make Serge overlevelled.

See, this is the problem I'm having constructing this challenge: Serge is a complete power house character. I wish someone would mod this game and get rid of the additional stat bonuses, sans HP bonuses, to make things more interesting.

Started Ape Escape 3 the other day and finished the rest of today. Fun game to play just for kicks. Going through the post game stuff and enjoying the Mesal Gear Solid mini-game.

To be fair though, you do kinda need to have a powerhouse Serge in order to reach the developers room ending during your first NG+.

But yeah, he does suffer from the JRPG main character syndrome of being so good at everything (or at least the one thing that doesn't have a dozen or so drawbacks that make it strictly inferior to the thing the MC specializes in) that he makes the specialists look mediocre to bad by comparison.
4022  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Child of Light on: September 10, 2013, 08:57:57 AM
They weren't kidding when they said they were taking inspiration from Grandia's battle system.

This is definitely on my 'to watch' list now.
4023  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: September 09, 2013, 09:23:30 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/08/tecmos-deception-series-is-making-a-comeback-on-playstation-vita/

Holy shit! A new Kagero game!? I never thought I'd see one of these again.
4024  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: September 09, 2013, 01:02:01 AM
Welp. There goes my theory. :(
4025  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: September 08, 2013, 09:35:49 PM
The problem with Family Guy is that at this point it's so self-referential that if you don't follow it, there isn't really anything that funny about it.

That, and it got incredibly preachy to the point of rewriting the entire show to serve as what's his face's soapbox. At least the Star Wars ones are at least kinda, sorta, mildly amusing.
4026  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: September 08, 2013, 09:25:51 PM
All of you guys are wrong. It's obviously going to be Sony-All Stars: Battle Royal 2 (this time actually having somebody from Legend of Dragoon as a playable fighter (probably Dart, but I can always hope for Rose or Lavitz)).
4027  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 08, 2013, 09:18:19 PM
Shining Force is not hard at all... I think the hardest battle is probably Chapter 3 against that Laser Eye.

Winning Shining force is easy.
Just make sure you stay on a map as long as you can juice xp from it.

Have mages whack things with their staff for low damage descent xp.
Empty your healers' mana pool on buffs/heals.
Give kills to tanky characters so they don't fall behind.


Yeah, it's a very easy game to break, and even if you weren't out to break it in half, you can still walk all over it just by keeping your main character alive and retreating to a church if you lose too many people (especially since you get a shit load of money and there really isn't anything to spend it on most of the time). Hell, even the laser eye fight isn't really all that bad if you have a beefy Knight or two to bumrush the eyes (the plains fight right after that one is probably tougher since you don't have the luxury of choke points or defensible terrain and the fight actually requires a bit of strategery in keeping more than one enemy from attacking your main character at a time; since again, everybody's made out of glass, especially if you've been getting screwed on the level ups).

That said, I do like how it took the idea of traverse-able towns in an SRPG from FE2 and ran with it as well as forming the game's chapters around the large traverse-able maps, beating FE4 to the punch by about 3 years.


Anyways, I barely made it through the Volcano looking for the Ring of Fire. Luckily, my Slime Knight survived the battle and somehow recruited a Hard-to-recruit guy who helped me get out of the dungeon with my 10,000+ gold intact. Now I gotta figure out where the ice place is, then give both rings to Clide or whatever his name is so he'll give me the Shield.

So which guy did you recruit?
4028  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 08, 2013, 08:48:00 PM
From what I've heard, Valvrave was pretty bad but in a good way.


That said, after looking it up recently, everything about Kill La Kill looks fucking amazing. I don't know if it'll be amazingly good or amazingly awful but it will be amazing.

If by "bad in a good way", you mean like it encompasses to awe of watching a trainwreck in slowmotion, then I'd be inclined to agree...otherwise, I'd personally say it was just plain bad. I'd probably put it down there with Linebarrel and Muv-Luv as some of the worst Mecha anime I've seen...

Yeah, that.

It was Majestic Prince that I was trying to describe.

Actually, a lot from Spring ended up fizzling out after a few episodes.

Yeah, you're right, AoT asside, there wasn't much from this Spring that stayed good. (I didn't even watch Attack on Titan, either...) It was a really disappointing season, actually...that said, Majestic Prince is at least watchable, and it's not exactly boring, so I'd take it over Valvrave.

Hell, even AoT started to fall apart later on when the director probably realized that he was trying to adapt a still ongoing manga that moves at warp fucking speed into a full length anime season, and then started slowing and padding out the content. Not that I could blame the guy as the best place to have taken a break thus far was when the Female Type Titan did her best Han Solo impression.
4029  Media / General Games / Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on: September 08, 2013, 01:43:10 PM
So are MGV and Ground Zeroes two games or not?

Ground Zeroes is said to be the prologue while MGSV is the main portion with open-world elements.

I suspect it'll be like MGS2's Tanker/Big Shell, except with less "Hey, have a Raiden instead."/"La Lu Le Li Lol!"/Strapping plastic explosives onto Otocon's sister's butt (maybe), and more Pacifica Ocean bullshit, causing Time Paradoxes by shooting Revolver Ocelot, ridin' through the desert on the side of a horse with no name.
4030  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 08, 2013, 01:33:00 PM


And people laugh at the concept of ninjas, and then somebody does this and you realize that fellow is a goddamn ninja.
4031  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 08, 2013, 01:29:51 PM
Shining Force 1: Decided to pick this up again, unfortunately "WHY DON'T ANY OF THESE NUMBERS MAKE ANY GODDAMN SENSE!". And people bitch about oldschool FE games giving them crap, they should go back and play SF1 again and see how nice it is to have a game where you can actually look at your numbers, compare them to the enemy, and know how likely you are to die for putting that guy there.

Funny. I played this on the Sega collection for a bit in the winter. It's hard.
And your characters die. Easily.

Yeah, your characters are basically made of glass, and that's not even when the game randomly decides that it's time to get doubled. HP and MP are petty much the only numbers that don't pull fuzzy grey shit on you.

Also I'm probably going to have to restart anyways since not only did I miss a character, but I missed one of the swimsuits as well.
4032  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 07, 2013, 04:05:40 PM
Finally started playing FFXIII-2 last night, got around to clearing the beach scene at the start of the game, then I passed out on the couch during the cut scene.

Is the DLC worth it for the game?

Aside from a the piece or two that comes free, no not really.

It's mostly costumes, a couple extra Colosseum fights, and the option of getting your ass handed to you repeatedly by Caius Ballad and his supersayin, hyper deluxe, one-winged, triple dragon awesomesauce, beast mode for the sake of an addendum to the game's ending where Caius is still sitting around in what's her name's throne still being the invincible gary stu super bad smug ass and Lightning continues to weep on her knees over leading Serah-chan to her death (I may be exaggerating slightly). Still doesn't change the point of the extra DLC ending existing solely to make Caius look even more uhwsome to the maxxstreme!!! because Squeenix didn't feel that the game did enough to really drive that point in on its own.
4033  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Announced for Steam/PSP on: September 07, 2013, 03:44:03 PM
Provided that the collective Steam Community can get over its irrational hate towards JRPGs.

I'm genuinely starting to wonder if you are on drugs of some sort. Half of why this is hitting Steam is because of the success Carpet Fulgur and Yes had, otherwise we'd never see this.

Less drugs, more like being on a crappy laptop that I can barely post from, let alone do proper research on when a post calls for it.

I think what it was that I was getting at was that aside from the XSeeD/Carpet Fulgore stuffs JRPGs have a difficult time getting onto Steam, especially through Greenlight.

Of course, this does defeat the point of my previous post since CrossSEED/Carp Fullgirl are behind this to begin with. So yes, while I'm not on drugs, there are days when I could use some kind of anti-depressant so I won't have to be so salty all the time (even though I still don't think that its worth the drawbacks and the side effects that those come with).
4034  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 07, 2013, 03:27:19 PM
From what I've heard, Valvrave was pretty bad but in a good way.


That said, after looking it up recently, everything about Kill La Kill looks fucking amazing. I don't know if it'll be amazingly good or amazingly awful but it will be amazing.

If by "bad in a good way", you mean like it encompasses to awe of watching a trainwreck in slowmotion, then I'd be inclined to agree...otherwise, I'd personally say it was just plain bad. I'd probably put it down there with Linebarrel and Muv-Luv as some of the worst Mecha anime I've seen...

Yeah, that.

It was Majestic Prince that I was trying to describe.

Actually, a lot from Spring ended up fizzling out after a few episodes.
4035  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Announced for Steam/PSP on: September 07, 2013, 12:44:14 PM
We're not getting the HD editions, are we? :(

XSeed sales on Trails 1 weren't impressive enough for them to invest terribly into this; I think we're only getting this because (1) fans really, really wanted it, and (2) XSeed loves its fans.

On the plus side, a Steam release REALLY has the potential to broaden the audience.

Provided that the collective Steam Community can get over its irrational hate towards JRPGs.
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