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4036  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 07, 2013, 12:40:34 PM
Been playing all sorts of shit lately.

FEAwakening: Back from the Valmese vacation and have filled out my ranks with a few new recruits (although, now I have too many people). Now to crash Validar's pad and milk it for all its worth.

VP2: Still grinding.

SMTIV: Made a shitload of progress, now I'm in Shinjuku looking for sidequests and demons to fuse.

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.
4037  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: September 07, 2013, 12:26:52 PM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.

Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.

Honestly, good riddance...

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love the first four seasons. The following four "movies", and the first season of their return to TV were OK. After that, it just seemed like the writing became incredibly lazy and witless. No plot depth; awful pacing; thoughtless gags/jokes... I tried to watch an episode that was recently added to Netflix, and had to turn it off after a few minutes. Terribly unfunny, and not really entertaining at all. Much like the last 7 or so seasons of The Simpsons. When shows get to that point, it just seems like they are thoughtlessly churning out episodes just to get TV ratings.
Just my opinion, of course.

At least it did better than what Family Guy has done.
4038  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Robocop reboot 2014! on: September 07, 2013, 12:24:01 PM
What's sadly ironic about all is this is that having the events of Robocop happen would be an improvement over Detroit's current situation.
4039  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 07, 2013, 12:20:04 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.
4040  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: September 06, 2013, 05:52:27 PM
It seems like a lot of the returning characters in XIII-3 are polar opposites of their former selves. Lightning is becoming Lightning-chan, Serah-chan has become a loli-goth Sentai villianess ala Rita Repulsa, Sazh went from scrappy underdog to a miserable pile of useless, Noel went from being Kingdom Heart's Sora to The 'SHADOW WARRIOR', Hope went from kid to Gerodi and now back to kid, and now Snow has gone from that one shonen protagonist that's older than the main protagonist (you know the one) to that one detective that's two days from retirement and too old for this shit and just wants to spend his few remaining days in a bottle (you know the one).

I wonder what's next? Will Fang go from being a man in a woman's body to a woman in a woman's body? Will Vanille go from being a pretty little lying anime to Aliens' Ellen Ripley? And will Chocolina go from Chocobocolina to Bocochocolina? Find out in the next episode of F, F, Thirteen!
4041  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Announced for Steam/PSP on: September 06, 2013, 05:24:13 PM
What? You don't like TitS:First Can & TitS: Second Can?


The original LOH games are not bad. They were just unfortunate to suffer one of the worst translation jobs ever.  Dat Engrish, the horror.

Actually, the PSP ports of the Gaharv (I think that's how its spelled) Trilogy were pretty bad overall, and not just the translation.
4042  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 06, 2013, 05:18:08 PM
Zelda Oracle of Ages: Picking up where I left off in Symmetry City. Just got the Tuni Nut and the new song that lets me transport between both worlds freely.

Actually, you've only got the time travel equivalent of LttP's Magic Mirror (which only allowed you to freely return to, in this case, the present). It's another reason why I prefer Seasons over Ages where the plot item in Seasons is a little more unique compared to Ages Harp (even if the call back is nice).
4043  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 06, 2013, 05:07:50 PM
Speaking of which, I'm kind of up in the air at the moment given my lack of access to my main computer.

Maybe I should just vote on Star Ocean 3 so that I wont have to worry about missing much.


Edit: So I'm guessing that the quiz is a wash for this week then.
4044  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Announced for Steam/PSP on: September 06, 2013, 04:30:58 PM
Of all the days to lose access to my main computer.

That said....

FUCK YEAH!!!
4045  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 05, 2013, 07:20:31 AM
I was thinking about doing that in my latest CC run. I usually take Glenn, because, well, it's Glenn.

Same. My sis wanted to see me play Chrono Cross, and I already went down the Glenn path, so I decided to show her what happens in the game world if you choose to save Kid. While I do like my Glenn and Macha, I'm digging Razzly with her Magic and strong hits (Was doing over 40 for each dwarf, which is pretty darn good when doing a regular run of the game!).


I love getting Glenn because it involves being an asshole to Kidd (and her stupid f***ing name).  Let her go alone, let her get sicker, etc.

Got the following today while bargain hunting (and my PS3 controller started to malfunction at a good time)


Hot damn that's a VP book of some kind. Artbook? Or is it some kind of Japanese guide book.
4046  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: September 05, 2013, 07:16:54 AM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
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Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.

Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.
4047  Media / General Games / Re: A Shantae Kickstarter belly dances onto the scene. on: September 05, 2013, 07:08:05 AM
Apparently Metroidvanias are not actually RPGs. :/

No they aren't, not inherently anyway. Castlevania counts for many people because the Metroid-like installments had fully developed RPG mechanics (leveling and equipment namely) whereas a game like Metroid is basically just a non-linear platformer with items to find, and games like Shantae only take a few steps forward by having a shop system with upgrades... which isn't really all that different from a game like DMC or God of War, and even at an extreme something like Saints Row 3 and 4 can easily be argued as RPGs. More importantly far as I can tell Shantae wasn't covered at RPGFan, not unless Neal wrote a reader review in its formative years only for it to vanish.

Mind, more awareness being brought to this is great, but it isn't really an RPG unless you're using very loose definitions.

Eh. I was thinking more along the lines of Zelda 2 over Metroid, but even then, Zelda 2 has experience points so its still not really 1:1.
4048  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: September 05, 2013, 07:03:11 AM

I know I'm kicking Yggdrasil's hornet nest by posting again, but I just gotta ask, where's the black trenchcoat/hoodie/cape/fur-lined jacket Squeenix? You can't just have a character throw on some black cargo pants and call himself a "Shadow Warrior". If you're going to make the clown into a douchebag, then knuckle down and go all in.
4049  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Buh Bye Miyazaki on: September 04, 2013, 07:35:16 PM
I absolutely love some of the films with which Miyazaki has been involved. Especially Porco Rosso, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and The Cat Returns. Shame he is stepping down, but at his age, who could hardly blame him?
Like others, I thought the thread title meant he had died!

The thread title would be incredibly tasteless if he had.
4050  Media / General Games / Re: A Shantae Kickstarter belly dances onto the scene. on: September 04, 2013, 07:33:55 PM
Apparently Metroidvanias are not actually RPGs. :/
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