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4066  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Getting psyched for Gungnir on: August 12, 2012, 03:01:15 AM
Besides, Sting games are known for not having mass appeal due to using different (almost to the point of outlandish) mechanics than your typical RPG even if it doesn't always work.
4067  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What are your Final Fantasy memories? on: August 12, 2012, 12:25:11 AM
FF7 - we rented a PSX back when you could rent systems from Rogers Video (now, both renting and Rogers Video are even services).  It was stunning. That opening FMV~.  They didn't give us a memory card, so we played till we died; which was the first Reno fight where he can trap you in death-pyramids (yeaa, we didn't know how to break free).

Yeah, I'll admit I got a couple of game overs from that gimmick my first time through as well. At least by the second Turks fight I figured out how to cheese the game with Seal Evil (such a ridiculously good limit break but obviously one you don't get to use past the first disk).
4068  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 12, 2012, 12:21:17 AM
The plot
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unfortunately abandons whatever it was going with by that point in favor of more Ganon.

I totally agree; but it's hard to deny him EVER looking better than in that tittle.  I loved his corn roll things and gold ornament.

I thought aesthetically, that game was the best, bar none.

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him better in OoT, WW, and LttP myself. The fight against him felt like you were going through one last showcase of all the major gameplay gimmicks added for the game rather than going all knock down drag out against him. You have your Ahgahmin syndrome boss fight, followed by Giant Pig herding, then an equestrian chase making use of that one really large section of Hyrule Field, and finally topped with a basic sword fight that doesn't even compare to WW's.

At least it was far better than Spirit Track's final boss sequence. Holy crap was that one awful.
4069  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 11, 2012, 02:03:06 AM
Twilight Princess isn't half bad now that it's gone beyond doing chores for village folk and jumping when Midna says jump.

It does get substantially better past the midway point, especially the dungeons, some of which are probably among the best in the series.

The plot
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unfortunately abandons whatever it was going with by that point in favor of more Ganon.
4070  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite "Tales of" Game and why? on: August 09, 2012, 09:37:56 PM
I've played through most of Symphonia and all of Phantasia.

That's enough for me.
4071  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 09, 2012, 06:41:26 AM
Haha so should you apparently. x)

I got the joke but it wasn't even funny to me... sorry(?). :T

Also, I do have to get around to finish to read the manga and seeing the "Brotherhood" series.

I wouldn't say it's a joke so much as a 'Wait. What!' moment that cedes to the eventual revelation of :the joke: and then you move on with your life.

Also yes.

(The original anime's ending kinda goes off the deep end with the Archinator, Dante, and Edward getting stuck in WWI Germany. Whereas the manga's and Brotherhood's ending turns into the badass power hour where almost everybody gets a moment of glory, including the nameless mooks.)
4072  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 09, 2012, 06:24:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TukMwYXQ3wE

Pardon the double post but this atrocity needs to be shared. (Again, might not be entirely work safe for less than obvious reasons.)
4073  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 08, 2012, 09:57:41 PM
despite the nonsensical plot Squeenix's fanfic writers would love to cobble into yet another one of their sweeping epics involving paradoxes and retarded goddesses that have to make everything as circuitous as humanly possible

Wait, so it's FFVIII?

Actually that's FFXIII-2 (sans the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Frocobo', terrible fanfic villains being terrible, and the "But the future refused to change." ending).

FFVIII was about this moody teenager and a dumb cunt falling into something that can't really be honestly described as love in any sense of the word. Also something about flying gardens, orphanages, and TIME KOMPRESSION! (although I could just be making all that up since there really was nothing beyond that awful 'romance' hogging the spotlight).
4074  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade or Final Fantasy 12.. what's your preference? on: August 08, 2012, 07:20:16 PM
Also I have yet to run into a seriously godawful area in Xenoblade that can compare to that fucking sandsea in FFXII let alone areas like the Pharos Lighthouse or that Crystal Valley.

Also also FFXII's plot was cobbled together from both Star Wars trilogies (with a bit of wanting to be FFT and a lot of getting forced into being FFTAs 1 & 2).
4075  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 08, 2012, 01:03:13 AM
My Last Remnant team is shaping up well, I like the fact that your team members make suggestions each time you leave an area. I think this is a great JRPG that should reach a wider audience by releasing a PS3/English version

Fun fact: There is no PS3 version, and there never will be a PS3 version.

There's no need for one anyways considering that it would have to be gimped like the 360 version was and that the PC version is already on Steam. Also it's a SaGa game in disguise and that means Squeenix literally gives zero fucks about it (despite the nonsensical plot Squeenix's fanfic writers would love to cobble into yet another one of their sweeping epics involving paradoxes and retarded goddesses that have to make everything as circuitous as humanly possible).
4076  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 08, 2012, 12:52:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWru5o07j_I

Might not be entirely work safe for less than obvious reasons.

Holy crap, what was that? Were those excerps from the actual script? If so, that was laughably bad. XD

I believe that was 90's anime dubbing at its finest.


Edit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5tyMXXDPX4

Might as well post something while I'm at it.
4077  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade or Final Fantasy 12.. what's your preference? on: August 07, 2012, 08:29:16 PM
I don't mind the combat in Xenoblade. I actually find it impressive that you can respond to the flow of battle well enough just by paying attention to all the battle cries your party members make. Listening to Reyn's Wild Down can tell you when to prepare to apply your next stagger inflicting move.
4078  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: August 07, 2012, 08:21:34 PM
i may still play but the art style is just uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggglllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eh. It's a small price to pay for an otherwise awesome game.

Besides there'll be a beach side and hot springs DLC map. It'll (probably) include a new Swimsuit class.
4079  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: August 07, 2012, 08:08:05 PM
Remember when I posted the update with the vague release window?

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/07/the-2nd-super-robot-taisen-og-set-for-november-release/

I updated.
4080  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What are your Final Fantasy memories? on: August 07, 2012, 07:41:24 AM
I actually think Gau is one of the top three most powerful/useful characters in FF VI.  True story. 

My best Final Fantasy memory is probably seeing the opera in FF VI for the first time.  Wasn't expecting that.  When you regain control of Locke I was actually disappointed, because I wanted it to keep going. 

Worst?  Probably when I played FF Tactics for the first time and I discovered the second area where you can't leave between story battle sequences (the castle where you fight Velius/Belias).  I was so distressed by my inability to take a break for leveling up (Velius was kicking my ass) that I was reduced almost to tears and considered restarting the game.  FF Tactics is one of my all-time favorite games now, but for awhile I was incredibly pissed off about that.  Gotta keep two save files.

If you know what you're doing then yes, Gau is among your top three party members along with Edgar and either Terra or Sabin even without Wind God powers. Early on some of his rages will allow you to perform attacks and spells beyond what you can currently access, then much later on he can become a physical tank with a Snow Muffler and virtually indestructible with the Magic Pot rage. Unfortunately, Edgar's much easier to use than Gau, Terra, Celes, and Relm can all ratchet their magic damage up much more easily with all the female gear and costumes available to them, and Sabin's Bum Rush is just that fucking ridiculous. Of course you can stick the Gem Box and Economizer on him and have him learn Ultima through the Paladin Shield (then keep it on afterwards) and turn Gau into a nigh immortal god of destruction (unfortunately you can do the same to Mog and he can also equip the Moogle Charm as well for when you just give no fucks).


Incidentally I also recall what was probably the most ridiculous FF encounter in my life when I fought the Ice Dragon MKII fight for the first time in the Dragon's Den in the FFVIA port. The party wound up mostly wiped pretty early on in the fight except for Mog whom I foolishly set to dance. Que a night long battle between a mostly frozen dancing moogle and four Ice Dragons that couldn't do more than delay the inevitable with all the Stop spells and freezing attacks (and then just freezing attacks when they all ran out of MP) they could spam at him.
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