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4066  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: August 31, 2013, 11:40:27 AM
The Wii U is just not selling. Nintendo keeps saying that they're going to sell a bunch during the holiday season. I shutter to think what will happen if they don't. I really want to get one for Wind Waker HD, Xenoblade, and the upcoming Xeno game but the entire console might fail before I get around to buying it. Kinda worried.

Man, you're going to be in for a shock when the PS4 and Xbone are going to be floundering for the next year or so. Namely, because it takes a year or so for any new console to develop a library, a couple of killer apps, and an install base large enough to subsist on for the rest of the generation. And given the WiiU's upcoming price drop as well as the titles they've been readying for the holiday season, I think they're probably going to pull through comfortably enough (bonus points for not having much to compete with from Sony or Microsoft this year outside of their console launches).
4067  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 31, 2013, 04:47:01 AM


And here is what that orphanage scene in Xenogears was based on.
4068  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: It's Kevadu's annual PAX thread! on: August 30, 2013, 10:30:18 AM
Kevadu needs to sport a red rose on his ear then.

Or get an RPGFan tat.

Anyways, can you swing by Barkley 2 and see how that's going?

Edit: And Shantae 3?
4069  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 30, 2013, 10:25:31 AM
It's a damn movie. That's like not enjoying king of kong because you can get into classic games.

In the movie where people turn into weird aliens or whatever and light shoots out of their mouths and eyes you're hung up on how many drinks a functional alcoholic can have in a night.

Dude, I can bitch about whatever the hell I want to in my own review of the movie. You're the one that felt the need to make an issue out of it.
I was baffled because I imagine there are people in the real world who have actually done or tried it.
There have been alcohol issues throughout my extended family as long as I've been alive . My Uncle is a"functioning" alcoholic who would probably do this, and it frightens me. My youngest brother has been through AA, and has struggled with alcohol problems since his teens. So sue me for having a problem with mass consumption of alcohol.
I know damn well it's only a movie. I suspend belief all the time to enjoy all sorts of movies. Case in point: I don't buy into religion and the supernatural, but enjoyed The Conjuring quite a bit.
And, yes, I love King Kong, and all sorts of classic movies.
Must be nice to be 100% bias free and never judge anyone for anything. Sheesh.

He's not talking about King Kong. He's talking about King of Kong (specifically Donkey Kong and the drama surrounding the getting a maxed out score and being declared greatest DK player in the world).

Unless you're being factious, in which case; carry on.
4070  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 30, 2013, 10:12:41 AM
Xenoblade - Decided to progress the plot a bit. I've spent 11 hours on the game so far and I'm still in Bionis' leg. Is that normal? And I have a ton of sidequests that are still open.

Honestly I just like running around in the game. It's the same kind of feel I got from SotC or... well, Aquanaut's Holiday.

Marjora's Mask - Tried to do Woodfall Temple but I ran out of time. I think I like this but the time limit really does lead to a lot of repetition I'd rather not deal with, and it does kind of kill my will to explore, too. And the controls are somehow even wonkier than OoT's. Like, I got stuck on some non-puzzle because I failed to jump across some gap and I figured I just couldn't, but it turns out I COULD, and link just didn't wall grab for whatever reason. And the Deku Flying stuff is a little awkward.

I'm not really fond of the area design so far, either. Everything seems really bizarre and small -- and maybe this improves later. I'm in the first dungeon, after all -- and sort of arbitrarily constructed*.

IDK, I consistently see MM listed as people's favorite 3D Zelda, but I'm not really feeling it.

The stealth bit in the Inner Garden was like, a bunch of random technicolor walls that you could use as cover, but... what was I even supposed to be looking at there? And then the Outer Garden was just this tiny jutting piece of land off the side of one wall?

Also, the room in Woodfall where you have to light some torches to eventually burn through the spiderwebs -- why is there a push block in that room? It serves no purpose. It's just THERE.

Does the little lost woods bit where you rescue that one witch serve any other purpose than to have monkeys lead you though it? I think there's a hole you can dive down there for something, but... seriously, you just follow the monkey through it. Why is that even there?

Why is Romani ranch so massive and empty?

Something I really liked about OOT, WW, and TP was the strong sense of place their areas conveyed, and I'm just not getting that here.

Re: Xenoblade. Totally normal. In fact, I think you got there before I did on my playthrough. Also, those quests that have little clocks next to them are timed (or require you to choose one over another, in which case, there's no inherently right or wrong choice for them), but the time limit for them doesn't come up for another two more regions at least (and then you have to do a side quest to actually make the change that closes those quests down, plus IIRC, there's replacement quests that you can take for those should you have waited too long for them).

Re: Majora's Mask. A good rule of thumb for your first playthrough is to restart the time loop right before entering a dungeon since, outside of the limit, time doesn't play a factor in dungeons and you won't have to worry about losing all your progress to bailing on the cycle. Also, if you don't know about the Inverted Song of Time, either go talk to the Scarecrow in the observatory or just play the Song of Time backwards.

The Inner Garden has two sides to it and IIRC, one might have a Piece of Heart (or if not, then its so that you have someplace to fall down into while doing the platforming bit) while the other of course has the Bean Seller. As for the Lost Woods, there are a couple of things you can do there, but the important one is rescuing the Witch for the first Bottle. As for Romani Ranch's size, you'll find out around the second dungeon.

But yeah, while I like MM a lot, I have to admit that it has its share of problems. Especially the opening sequence where you're at the complete mercy of the clock and some things just aren't that obvious to a first time player.

As for progress, I've gotten two of the four levels I need to complete Chapter 4 in VP2. Not a hell of a lot really.
4071  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 2DS on: August 29, 2013, 08:12:34 PM
I didn't even think about the shoulder buttons. That's going to be awful for a six year old's hand.

They'll survive. Remember that an entire generation of kids played with NES controllers.

NES controllers didn't even have shoulder buttons.
4072  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 29, 2013, 06:51:10 PM
Does he get sealed if she makes him Beetle Juice 3 times?

Nah man, Beetlejuice can only come if he can get her to call out his name three times.

Also lol at what's her name in the bottom left corner (even it she's totally shopped).
4073  Media / General Games / Re: Metroid Prime Trilogy back in stock at $85 on GameStop, possible reprint on: August 29, 2013, 06:43:40 PM

And they're now dropping the price on both games.
4074  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 2DS on: August 29, 2013, 10:57:54 AM
Either way, I highly suspect to see at least DSi levels of battery life on this sucker. There's a lot more real estate on this one that's not tied up in hinges or 3D tech. Though I am a little worried to see the face buttons so far down the side of the wedge versus the shoulder pads on the top.
4075  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: August 28, 2013, 11:46:58 PM
I'm down with waiting a little longer if we're getting the "fancier" version.

Same here.  I'd prefer "Director's Cut" version myself.  But it's release outside of Japan has been elusive and it sounds like many folks have already kinda given up hope that it will release.  I remain cautiously optimistic, especially since I too want the game.  The music is bliss. 

It's not about the loss of hope that it will get released as it got announced earlier this year that it will be released in 2014 thanks to NoA. The question though is "Did we get the updated rerelease, or the older vanilla version?".

Of course, the problem has been all the drama that's surrounded this game since it first was announced. Type-0 got stranded in Japan despite being the final evolution of one of the three FNC titles revealed back in E3 '06 (which didn't exactly bode well for Bravely Default). The fact that Squeenix has always opted out of releasing improved versions of a game outside of Japan (or at least to North America, in the case of FFX's International Edition). And the fact that Squeenix has made significant cut-backs on localizing their own games, forcing companies like Nintendo to pick up their slack, and usually at the expense of another game (in Bravely Default's case, we're missing out on the DQVII 3DS remake).

Granted, the first issue has more or less been resolved since then, and the third issue is more of a hazard that comes with being an RPGFan, but despite the progress made on the second issue, I still wouldn't put it past Squeenix to say "Nope. No export for you.".
4076  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 2DS on: August 28, 2013, 03:29:55 PM
Something's telling me that they're going with the slab design to create a device with a similar handle to the WiiU pad.

But yeah, the clamshell hinges tend to break more often than not (my DSlite for one did that, despite my best efforts to not break it). I just wonder how they're going to implement a sleep mode now that you can't just close the system and call it a night?
4077  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: August 28, 2013, 03:17:16 PM
Bravely Default: For the Sequel announced for 3DS -- Source: Siliconera

"Siliconera reached out to Nintendo to ask whether this is the version of the game they intend to publish in the west, or whether they will be releasing the original Bravely Default instead. The publisher declined to comment."

We probably wont be getting this. Hell, we're lucky enough just to be getting any version at all.

(Unless, of course, this just happens to be why Nintendo's taking so long in localizing it. Still doubt it though as that would require Squeenix to be forthcoming with such plans and not just looking to remake a recently made game to sell to consumers at full price again, and/or making a Japanese exclusive version to keep the domestic market from importing the western bound exports at cheaper prices then they would've otherwise had to pay.)
4078  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: August 28, 2013, 03:08:57 PM

The WiiU is getting a Zelda Bundle, but more importantly, it's getting a price drop.

Also, fuck you Europe.
4079  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 28, 2013, 04:53:08 AM
Sasha Grey's filmography: let us discuss it

Not enough dickass.
4080  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 28, 2013, 04:51:03 AM
Amalur has complexity but I think it's less in the combat itself and more in terms of just letting you do stuff. It's very similar to Ultima in that sense.

Or maybe just make a strict thief or wizard character maybe. I know you can get your skills and fates reset. Can you get ability trees reset too?

I usually go the diplo route when I can :S

-- edit --

Majora's Mask - Got a piece of heart. Don't think I can progress in the swamp until I know how to use beans.

What's really cool about the find and/or exterminate X quests is that you usually get them early in an area and that they serve as a good motivator to learn about some of the local fauna

On the downside, half of the quests so far half just been MURDER SOME HORSES, and the horses all have children and it's just, augh.

--- edit 2 ---

Xeblebebl - Killed some horses. Got killed by a huge elephant dude. Managed to accidentally jump off of Bionis.

Current assumption is the Mukhtar isn't dead, and may or may not be some other dude with claws.

Draculax: Rohondra of Blood - I wouldn't mind this not being translated if the cutscenes were skippable.

To use Beans, you need Beans, Patch of Soil, Water in that general order. Since the N64 couldn't really handle rendering a mound of dirt, you have to look for a tile of light brown with a dark spot surrounded by a square. They should be fairly conspicuous. The Beans unfortunately, are on the other side of the courtyard.

Also, I still can't get over the fact that Maria has huge tits for her age/size and the game is set before the advent of bras. Goddammit Japan! Also also, its really weird seeing how generic Rondo of Blood's Dracula looks, especially compared to his Symphony of the Night appearance.
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