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4021  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A helpful (but long) video explaining the plot of Kingdom Hearts on: May 28, 2013, 11:31:20 PM
So where do the nanomachines come in?
In Kingdom Hearts? Never. :P

... so far.

At least not until TIME KOMPRESSION occurs.

Squeenix also loves me not buying their games. The last game I bought from them was Deus Ex, and how much did they have to actually do with the making of that game?

They (SQEX) funded the project I think.

Yes, though they actually own all of Eidos' former studios (Crystal Dynamics too), so technically it was made by Square Enix, just without any direct involvement from their teams in Japan.

Its more of a question of how long before Squeenix's arcane business practices bleed the former Eidos' studios dry of any and all talent.
4022  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 28, 2013, 05:59:05 PM
Just watched "The Prestige". Wow, that device.....I want one.

You need to ask David Bowie for one.

If you ever meet me, you have to take me.

For reasons.

You want to join The Guild of Calamitous Intent?
4023  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A helpful (but long) video explaining the plot of Kingdom Hearts on: May 28, 2013, 05:51:22 PM
I suspect the overall plot consists of:

Sora becoming the Keyblade Master and getting the band back together.

The rest of the story consists of like a hojillion side plot threads that are almost complete tangents and are unlikely to ever receive a satisfactory resolution (if they ever get one at all) because Squeenix fucking loves soap operas and can't seem to find someone who can write worth a shit.
4024  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: May 28, 2013, 05:35:53 PM
This is going to remain a clusterfuck until E3 (and hell it'll probably stay a clusterfuck until the product hits store shelves or is pulled off of life support).
4025  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone - The Namco X Capcom sequel on: May 28, 2013, 05:30:09 PM
Huh. Well it certainly didn't look like that from the video on the eShop.

Think Valkyrie Profile, but less obtuse and more http://i.imgur.com/VwUWvyT.jpg.
4026  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 27, 2013, 09:29:07 PM
Been rewatching Code Geass myself. Watching the dub this time since I might as well mix it up. Been a few years but I still have the same problems I've had with the show as the first time I watched it. When it's good, it's really good, and when it's bad, it's really fucking bad.

Yeah, that's Code Geass in a nutshell.

Code Geass is one of those shows I'll probably never watch again due to seeing it once and knowing exactly where that crazy train went.

That said, I still do appreciate Kallen being the defacto Ace for the BKs even if the show fanserviced the hell out of her and Spinzaku overshadowed her in the latter half of season 2.

There just aren't enough female leads in giant robot animes or even females that don't end up solely as the token female or support fodder, so its nice to see a show buck that trend every once in a while.
4027  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SQUARE ENIX Presents, Live Broadcast E3 Showcase on: May 27, 2013, 09:22:46 PM
Square Enix to Increase Focus on Region Specific Games


Unfortunatley I can't read that as anything besides, "we're going to localize less stuff".

At least they're not forcing Eidios into making games for only Japan.
4028  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: May 27, 2013, 09:20:36 PM
And today's Chrom's birthday!

He got a Finn's Lance in one file, and a Titania's Axe in the other.

He got a Miniature Lance and an Alm's Blade for me.

Anyways, at first and on paper Chrom seems like a cross between Hector and Ike. In practice though he's more like an Ephraim since he has a decent start, quickly becomes your top shitwrecker (barring stat screwage) from midgame all the way through the endgame but he will eventually get outclassed by the children characters due to middling stat caps and some of the better gen 1ers like anybody with Dark Mage or Pegasus Knight.

To prove a point my Lunatic DLC file has him, Est, Florina, Leonardo, Marth, and Nyna being my primary fighting force but Florina and Nyna crumple up in one or two hits tops, Leonardo and Marth can last longer but I still wouldn't put them anywhere near the front lines, Est can take a lot of punishment and dole it out and is hella survivable, but Chrom is miles ahead of her though mostly due to all the stat boosters I've been feeding him since he has priority. At this point despite all the favoritism I've been giving Chrom he's only a little bit better than Est due to being sturdier than her but even he can get overwhelmed and killed like in Chapter 16 when you have dozens of promoted and prepromoted Snipers, Warriors, Fighters, Bow Knights, Heroes, and Myrmidons rushing up the middle of the map while Falcon and Pegasus Knights bumrush the team from the sides. Granted it might have helped if he had something better than a Concoction to chug in case of emergencies, or if Nyna had the Physic staff or the Magic to use it from far enough to heal him without drawing arggo from him or putting herself in the line of fire of the fliers, or if Chrom had a partner instead of being the odd man out (or if he had some kind of non DLC character to support with and thus have semi reliable support attacks and defends).

That said, he has the most availability, Falchion sets him up nicely early game (especially in chapter 5 when there's Wyvern Riders in the air) and Exalted Falchion is a very solid weapon for the endgame and beyond, his reclasses basically give him near maximum horse (no Dark Knight) but causes him to waste his time as an Archer/Sniper where he can't use (Exalted) Falchion, he's guaranteed to be wed and have a child (although he's not guaranteed to S-rank a support in the process), he's Male Morgan's best father if you're looking for something other than reaching the highest stat cap possible or taking up Conquest, Aptitude, or a Beast Mode, and he makes for a decent alternative to Cynthia if she can't get Henry as a dad. And his best skills are Aether, Rightful King, Luna, Aegis, Dual Attack+, Dual Guard+, Defender, and maybe Prescience later on as his caps hold him back and you're just looking to snipe someone who's being naughty in your sight.
4029  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The lost art of Final Fantasy IX on: May 27, 2013, 07:01:09 PM
So I went to the FF wiki to see if the Protect Ring was any good and this is what you can find there (link):

"The Protect Ring is an add-on that halves the damage from all elements, as well as providing +1 Spirit, +2 Defense, +4 Evasion, +3 Magic Defense, and +6 Magic Evasion. It teaches the abilities Half MP, Long Reach, and Mag Elm Null, and can either be bought from Mene for 8,500 points, or synthesized for 40,000 gil, Rebirth Ring, and Dark Matter at Hades's Synthesis shop. Others can be acquired by completing the Mognet sidequest, using a Dead Pepper at a mountain crack on the eastern part of the Lost Continent, and by answering all of the Ragtime Mouse's questions correctly."

To be fair, I only played through the game once back when it first came out and then had my memory card reformatted to make room for a stupid anime fighting game. Despite the occasional attempt, I never actually made it back to disk 4 again due to the game being a boring slog and both of my PSXes being PoSes.

Also I didn't even know that the hideout was accessible given that almost everywhere that isn't the final dungeon, the chocobo sidequest spots, Treno, the Qu marshes, Quina's mentor's place, or the BMV had a severe overgrowth problem.
4030  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 joins Square Enix's Ultimate Hits budget line in Japan on: May 27, 2013, 11:34:31 AM

Because they can't let anything go. EVAR!

It wouldn't surprise me to see this end up becoming Type-0 II as its made of scraps leftover from the development of Type-0 1.
4031  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 25, 2013, 11:29:40 PM
Just got to the World of Ruin in FF VI.  In the middle of Skuldafn temple in TES V. 

Is there also an Alegra and/or a Clairitan D temple?
4032  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: May 25, 2013, 10:50:52 PM
excuse me while I lol at this.
The only thing more powerful on the ps4 then my computer is its memory  my GPU and oced cpu utterly trashes it.

Some dork named Kevadu wrote a lengthy comment on that very article explaining why the PS4's CPU is a lot better than people seem to give it credit for.  But don't listen to him, he's probably crazy...

Like an ascended cyber-archangel descending upon the gibbering mad peons, offering them the fires of knowledge while they stab amongst themselves with pointy sticks.

You know, if they really were from the future, then they should know how this is going to end. Maybe all of their anti-consumer bullshit is them trying to milk their future powered lotto ticket for all its worth. That, or they're taking some circuitous steps to try to preserve the future they came from by sabotaging the XBone Steins;Gate style.
4033  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs where you don't save the world? on: May 25, 2013, 10:39:58 PM
Despite pretenses, the Zelda series never really goes beyond Hyrule or the kingdom of the week. The largest scale any Zelda game ever adopts is in Zelda 2 which consists of two primary landmasses and an island or three (although debatable, its still all one kingdom). That or the Oracle games which takes place across two separate lands, plus underground, plus in the past, plus a cameo of Hyrule (kinda).

Actually, most Nintendo RPG series rarely stake "The ENTIRE world" like games like Final Fantasy do on a regular basis. Pokemon kinda gets close but at best its region-wide. Fire Emblem would too if it weren't for all of the other continents kicking around. Not sure about Earthbound or Mother 3 though.
4034  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: May 25, 2013, 12:18:20 PM
Speaking of redundant TV bullshit.


Gotta get those 'chievos.
4035  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: May 25, 2013, 02:52:30 AM
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