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4066  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 15, 2013, 06:21:13 PM
Yeah, the trailer for Coppelion made it look like it was just trying to be over-the-top action, so I went into it expecting it to not take itself seriously. Now that I've seen that it's actually trying to be serious, I'm more than a little put-off by it. Granted, just because it takes itself seriously doesn't mean I have to, so I may still get some joy out of it, but it's no longer a priority.

There's also not a lot of action. It's mostly crap like "This pile of bones is super nukeular.", and "We better find this old guy quick before he can off himself by hiding in a super nukeular zone and waiting out his anti-nukeular nicotine patch's time limit to expire.", or "Look out! A stealth bomber flying through the air at the speed of a crop duster is trying to shoot out our jeep for reasons.". I am fully serious when I say that I will be disappointed with this series if there isn't even one person who doesn't at least try to hide from the nukeular radiation by ducking into a lead lined refrigerator.

Ninja Edit: Oh and yeah, expect plenty more angst in regards to the girl's artificial-ness, the "What has science wrought?" factor, and of course, the classic "How could anybody treat Tokyo so disrespectfully?" environmental message. Also, conspiracies, since you know nobody would actively shit on Tokyo without some ludicrously circuitous ponzie-scheme for the :moreevil:.
4067  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 15, 2013, 10:45:54 AM
You have a wife?

He has a waifu. Subtle difference.

A waifu named John according to the Newsbox. Now who gave Yoda the keys to the Newsbox?
4068  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 15, 2013, 12:49:54 AM
Castle: Status, meet Quo.

DwtS: God DAMMMMMMMMNNNNNN!!!!! It was like watching King of the Nerds all over again.


Tuesday Edit: Agents of Seduce Him. Highlight of that otherwise boring episode. Would very much like you to stick to a plot arc for more than one episode at a time, plz.
4069  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda LttP 2 for 3DS on: October 14, 2013, 05:23:28 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/14/zelda-a-link-between-worlds-has-a-fun-pre-order-bonus-in-the-u-k/

A neat little pre-order bonus for you NoE folks.

I doubt that we'll get something as awesome as that, but I'd even pre-order over at Gamestop if we did.


Edit: Also, a bundle. Curse your awesomeness NoE!
4070  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: HELP ME! 3DS OR PSVITA OR PS3! on: October 14, 2013, 02:51:15 PM
I don't think you can go wrong with a 3DS.
4071  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The favorite Disney TV cartoons thread on: October 14, 2013, 02:48:29 PM
I liked Recess till recently when I found out the woman who voice Spinelli was a regular on Californication who waxes buttholes and was doing coke and screwing the guy who sang 'Jesse's Girl' (Rick Springfield?).

Grim- I think we ALL had that "weeaboo/wapanese" phase of "everything Japanese is superior/ I wish I was Japanese" and all that nonsense.  I'm glad I grew out of that nonsense. 

While it has it's share of awful tropes and whatnot, I'd say that in terms of animated TV series, Japanese content is superior. Mostly because there's more stuff than just "Saturday morning cartoon". I mean, can you imagine the likes of Death Note or Aoi Bungaku made in US? Hell, even TMNT, while pretty solid, has so much potential wasted because it has to sell it to the kiddies.

I think animation is just viewed down upon for some reason.
If you want to watch shows like Death Note and Aoi Bungaku, then just watch Death Note or Aoi Bungaku (or don't because they're both pretty mediocre).

Troll?

I don't remember much about the latter series but the only thing DN really had going for it was Light Yagami's over the top "Just as planned" antics (the 'power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely' message might have been better if Kira Yagami didn't go off the deep end almost immediately after getting his hands on his Death Note, or wasn't a borderline sociopath before that). Once L went down, Kira pretty much lost his incentive for his better shenanigans and the show just kinda petered out.

Also, Castlevania Judgment ruined any sort of appreciation I might have held for the character designer.
4072  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: October 14, 2013, 02:38:09 PM
http://gematsu.com/2013/10/tales-of-symphonia-chronicles-collectors-edition-announced

Symphonia Chronicles CE announced. Don't know if it'll make it to PALand but for $100 (+tax) big ones you'll get a game, an expensive coaster, five figurines, a soundtrack CD, a fix-fic manga, and a nice box.

Unfortunately, the Xillia CE was only just ever so barely worth it to begin with for me, there's no way in hell am I getting this. Symphonia was a good game and all, but a) I already have a copy on the GCN, b) none of the feelies are that worth it (well okay, the soundtrack might be, but Symphonia's character designs were more miss than hit to me, and FtNW's designs can go die in a fire for all I care), and c) I can't imagine them fixing From the New World to the point of becoming worth playing.
4073  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 13, 2013, 09:35:04 PM
Who ever played Sully is fantastic.

Richard McGonagle played as Sully in Uncharted.

I have been playing MGS3 HD on the Vita and it's been fantastic. A brilliant game but looking at it in retrospect it's such a strange game. Specific moments feel just weird. Like when you're climbing that unholy long stairs and the theme song starts playing spouting lines like : "But you're so supreme!" I was rolling my eyes.

I never got any of the criticism of the part when you have to climb the ladder in MGS3. Is just a thing that happens and that's it... I've seen people before going on and on about how that part is this and that. *shrug*

If I recall correctly, its comes right after putting down The Fury and right before you start the final sequence of fighting the Shagolhod (or however it's spelled), running through the burning jungle, taking on The Boss, and finishing up with the escape sequence. It's pretty much also a disguised loading screen for all of that. At least the song is good in that "This could've been a Bond opening theme song." way.
4074  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Cosmic Star Heroine - a Zeboyd Games joint on: October 13, 2013, 04:49:15 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1596638143/cosmic-star-heroine-sci-fi-spy-rpg-for-pc-mac-ps4/posts/627739

Congrats on making the goal. Now the wait for Suikoden Star: Chrono Runner can truly begin.
4075  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 13, 2013, 04:34:39 PM
Hell, even dotHack//Sign had Tsubasa mopping around endlessly for over half the show about being stuck in an MMO. Although not mopping around for half a series isn't such a bad alternative even if it doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense. Besides, they could be going for a Monkey Paw angle kinda like Groundhog's Day where after a while, you just get sick of the fantastical yet limited fake reality that you originally desired for yourself.

Or it could just be bad writing.


And speaking of bad writing, after checking out the Copperlion manga (i.e. that School Girls immune to radiation series; lmao), I think I've spotted a new standard for gratuitous abuse of Fridge Logic.
4076  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The favorite Disney TV cartoons thread on: October 12, 2013, 09:46:12 PM
I liked Recess till recently when I found out the woman who voice Spinelli was a regular on Californication who waxes buttholes and was doing coke and screwing the guy who sang 'Jesse's Girl' (Rick Springfield?).

Grim- I think we ALL had that "weeaboo/wapanese" phase of "everything Japanese is superior/ I wish I was Japanese" and all that nonsense.  I'm glad I grew out of that nonsense. 

While it has it's share of awful tropes and whatnot, I'd say that in terms of animated TV series, Japanese content is superior. Mostly because there's more stuff than just "Saturday morning cartoon". I mean, can you imagine the likes of Death Note or Aoi Bungaku made in US? Hell, even TMNT, while pretty solid, has so much potential wasted because it has to sell it to the kiddies.

I think animation is just viewed down upon for some reason.

The problem is more along the lines of A) most of the animation and cartoons seen here have had some element drawn from Japan (like Transformers, Thundercats, Avatar: the Last Airbender, etc.), B) because even shows made for US audiences have had their animation work outsourced to Korea or China, and C) the few shows that remain are garbage like Brickleberry, Drawn Together, or anything made by Adult Swim (well, some of the early stuff wasn't too bad). It's pretty lamentable, but South Park is pretty much the best US made animated show on air right now.

That and the fact that the niche is already pretty thoroughly filled by Japan at this point. If you want to watch shows like Death Note and Aoi Bungaku, then just watch Death Note or Aoi Bungaku (or don't because they're both pretty mediocre).
4077  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 12, 2013, 02:58:53 AM
Kill la Kill ep 2: Oh god damn this show is silly as fuck. If you were worried about the over the top fanservice to the point of almost being creepy, then never fear, there's some manservice in there too for the ladies (and gentlemen of particular disposition). If there's a straight man in this show, I haven't found him/her yet.

Majestic Prince eps 1 & 2: So I decided to pick this up to go along with Kill la Kill and so far it's a little bit humorous, functional, and perfectly serviceable for giant robot series. Nothing substantial yet but it does feel like a Super Robot series in the guise of a Real Robot series.
4078  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogame name generator on: October 11, 2013, 06:58:43 PM
Videogame name generator - the Revengeancing.

Phoenix Wright: Viking Zombies - The latest chapter of PW has ace attorney Phoenix Wright defend Vikings from accusations that they are Zombies.

Small-time Caveman of the Blood God - RPGMaker game.

Duke Nukem: Ostrich 3000 - Wont be released until the year 3000.

Intense Devil Annihilation - SMC: Devil May Summoner.

8-Bit Magic Dynasty - Swords and Sorcery variant of hit 80s TV Drama Dynasty coming soon to an NES near you.

Miracle Katana 2k - Squeenix's latest iOS casualware.

Religious Mushroom Interactive - From the makers of Depressing Hammer Dystopia comes a title of how a survivor of nuclear fallout travels to a completely new kingdom and finds Jesus.

Go Go Dog Tactics - Yasmat's latest SRPG project, this time based on the classic tale of Go Dog Go. (I'll admit I would definitely play this.)

Dirty Mech Zone - Super Robot based SRPG, done dirt cheap. (I may play this as well.)
4079  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda LttP 2 for 3DS on: October 11, 2013, 04:46:10 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/10/11/legend-zelda-link-worlds-two-worlds-two-princesses/

New traile-ah my god! THAT PUN! THEY FINALLY MADE THAT GODDAMN PUN!!! It's taken almost 30 years but they finally went and made that awful pun.

Also totally called it on what's her face.

Also also, the more I see of this game, the less I see the game successfully merging the older base of LttP with the newer designs and directions that the Zelda series currently indulges in. At least the wall painting gimmick looks even more interesting than it did before.
4080  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 11, 2013, 04:34:46 PM
The Tomorrow People is a horrible show. Don't bother.

Arrow is much better than that and Agents of SHIELD. Combined.

I'm not surprised that The Tomorrow People sucked. It's CW trying to do Heroes but without any of the fun or interesting characters that made Heroes watchable. I can at least see how Arrow manages to do well considering its focused on a single established Superhero, Green Arrow (and probably Black Canary since those two always seem to end up paired together), plus the formula is tried and true.

And Agents of SHIELD still feels like its way too early to fully call. I wouldn't be surprised if it needed a season to grow the beard and get good, provided that Whedon doesn't get the show canned due to him being a one-trick pony writer.
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