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4081  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 13, 2013, 12:16:01 AM
Finished my three episode test of IGPX and yep, this show sucks. Dropped for hopefully more than a decade this time.

Finished Tenchi Muyo GPX and found that if it anything but the show itself took anything seriously for more than 5 minutes than the show would've sucked harder than a bad shonen (much like the first movie did).

Finished up the first season of the new Thundercats and feel that this show somehow got locked in suspended animation twenty years ago. It really feels like its up there with Pirates of Dark Water or SatAM Sonic in terms of plotting and writing quality. I just hope it doesn't end up like those two did.
4082  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic on: May 09, 2013, 05:52:18 PM
i gotta admit the animations in OX looks way better than i expected.

mk3....lol...... i can has ogs3?
as much as i like the mk chars mk2 really rubbed me the wrong way by being more strategy than rpg.

Not before Z3.

y u do dis?

Cuz we just got OGs2 and I want to see how Branpresto will handle Gurren Lagann's ending (i.e. will the TTGL have a Final Izuma Special combo attack between itself, Gunbuster, and Diebuster, or will Chirco's Scopedog and Jiron's Xabungle be rollerblading/stomping across galaxies alongside other low-tech, gas-powered, rust-buckets?).
4083  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 09, 2013, 11:42:17 AM
Super Adventure Awakening:

Finished chapter 11, and I've hit the timeskip (i.e. Chrom's made his choice on eugenics). Given my playstyle, he ended up with a random village girl (which is just as planned). Lucina will probably end up alright since all of her inheritance will be coming from my level 8 Great Lord Chrom who's gobbled every stat booster available. Despite this though, I'm not doing anything with her because of the novelty run (which is why I'm running with the Village Girl to begin with). It also means that simply pairing up with a person doesn't actually do anything towards building supports and you don't need to either marry or kill off any of Chrom's eligible bachelorettes.

And speaking of, casualties thus far include: Drakenroy due to an unlucky crit and Nanna due to asshat reinforcements both during chapter 7, and Dierdre due to bad placement and Matthew due to a combination of overestimating his ability to dodge/bad luck and bad placement (although it was for a chest) on chapter 11 (and he was just one level away from promotion).

My current party includes: Chrom who is shitwrecker incarnate right now, Est is less of a tank but is still beastly as all fuck, Florina has been promoted to Dark Flier for Galeforce shenanigans (and she's getting better damage from magic than from lances), Nyna is still more or less team healer, Leonardo is doing a hell of a lot better than his FE10 incarnation now that Discipline has caught him up in bow ranks though he's still behind in levels, Amelia is still kicking around but she's fallen way behind, Marth is still kinda iffy as he continues his career as an axe magnet (also Lodestars don't seem to gain any skills, so it might be worth reclassing him).

As for the unfortunate grinding I've had to partake in. I've made....
-One run through Champions of Yore 1.
-One run through Champions of Yore 2.
-Three runs through Golden Gaffe.
-One run through Exponential Experience.
-One skirmish battle.
4084  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic on: May 09, 2013, 11:14:26 AM
i gotta admit the animations in OX looks way better than i expected.

mk3....lol...... i can has ogs3?
as much as i like the mk chars mk2 really rubbed me the wrong way by being more strategy than rpg.

Not before Z3.
4085  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic on: May 08, 2013, 03:32:42 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/08/check-out-masou-kishin-pride-of-justices-gorgeous-animation-in-a-trailer/

A trailer to go with the announcement. At least the game looks nicer than the previous two Kishin games did though it didn't really show that much.
4086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic on: May 08, 2013, 09:08:19 AM
http://gematsu.com/2013/05/masou-kishin-pride-of-justice-announced-for-ps3-ps-vita

Meanwhile, have another Masou Kishin game.


http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/07/mobile-police-patlabor-enters-super-robot-taisen-operation-extend/

Also a trailer for OX.
4087  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 07, 2013, 01:55:03 PM
Update on my Ironman DLC Lunatic Classic Awakening clusterfuck:

So apparently, right after making that post I got stupidly lucky and procced two Anna's, both of whom were selling Master Seals (and some other stuff like a Wyrmslayer and an Elfire tome) so now I have both Chrom and Est promoted to Great Lord and Falcon Knight respectfully as of the completion of chapter 6. Chapter 5 saw the ends of Edward and Wolt, both of whom were kinda crappy, Champions of Yore 1 saw the end of Mist who was incredibly useless (and the recruitment of new artwork Marth, who's still turning out all right, he just needs a few levels for his Aptitude skill to kick in), and a random skirmish saw the unfortunate end of Norne, and I lost nobody in chapter 6. I'm still rocking Amelia (she and Chrom still make a great team for now) and Florina (who I can promote or reclass as soon as I obtain a new Master Seal or I need a Thief) as well as Dierdre and Nanna and all the rest. My biggest concern was a mistake I made back in chapter 5 where I had either Florina or Est trade Amelia from Chrom for the extra defense boost and left him with Maribelle (I'll find out in a couple of chapters on whether that screwed me over or not).

As for the unfortunate grinding I've had to do. I've made....
-One run through Champions of Yore 1.
-Two runs through Golden Gaffe.
-One run through Exponential Experience.
-One skirmish battle.

But again, I'm taking whatever outcome occurs in my run through as long as I don't lose Chrom for an instant game over.
4088  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 07, 2013, 10:38:24 AM
Lol at Mami with her head in the bushes.
4089  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 07, 2013, 10:36:08 AM
What is Anderson doing on Earth if he's the Ambassador to the Citadel? No explanation given. 

Oh! Explanation is given (in a novel).
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He reigns his post on the Citadel (whatever it is) to go and hunt down Cerberus resulting in him delivering a crippling blow to Cerberus with assistance from the Turians.....mind you I think the canon version is that him and the Turians just went out for Pizza rather than hunting down Cerberus, but hey there is an explanation of some minor sorts. >.>

Another reason why expanded universes suck. Its very hard to keep things even remotely consistent with each other when other people start taking things in directions that you don't want them to go into.


That said, I've decided on starting a Lunatic Classic run through of FE:Awakening. Made it up to chapter 5 right now but the gimmicks I've got running are probably going to require some grinding since its hard to Iron Man without supports, characters that can take a hit, boosts from the barracks, and a Chrom with Defense (the gist of my gimmick is to only use DLC characters and Chrom who is required by plot to attend every battle). Given the costs of trying to maintain the team I've got now (without throwing all my DLC chars into the thresher) the numbers are not looking pretty (I've already lost Eirika on chapter 4 and Est is my best unit not named Chrom right now, and she's suffering from the double-wammy of both flying and beast weaknesses).
4090  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Well shit! There goes LucasArts on: May 07, 2013, 10:16:39 AM
Why did Siliconera report on that? I THOUGHT they were focusing more on covering Japanese companies, but it's starting to come off as whatever-the-fuck-we-feel-like.

Given the news that's coming out of Japan lately I can understand why they're diversifying their coverage.


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Still, while my first thought was that it was bad... well, what were the good, likely alternatives anyway? Unless you had a dark horse like Nintendo swoop in I actually suspect EA was the best choice anyway.

Retro?

Nah. They probably couldn't afford the license. And that's probably just it as well. Who could afford the SW license and not be terrible? Maybe Sony or Naughty Dog but the latter has its own cash cows to rear right now and the former can probably get 2 or 3 3rd party developers with their own IPs on board for the price of the SW license alone.
4091  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Well shit! There goes LucasArts on: May 06, 2013, 05:26:32 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/06/ea-studios-dice-and-visceral-to-produce-star-wars-games-in-multi-year-deal/

Well Star Wars is clearly in better hands now. Clearly....
4092  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 06, 2013, 02:39:54 PM
You might want to read this when you are a bit later in the serie

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spoilerz

Why did you post this? This has less to do with what he's talking about and more about spoilering things for the sake of it.

Anyway, to address what he's saying,

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I'd say its a little of column: The Universe dicking Okabe over for the sake of it and a little of column: Okabe is an idiot savant. Even if it did ever occur to him to try to send a follow up update he'd run into yet another problem to cockblock his attempts at obtaining an IBM 5100. Besides, what kind of device can his Microwave O-Phone(temp) actually contact in that era, let alone Working Warrior having such a device and not A) breaking it, B) losing it, C) forgetting about it, D) getting some kind of random interference at the precise moment of message's target time, or E) keeling over before she acts upon the contents of the message?
4093  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: May 05, 2013, 10:25:59 PM
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Play Arts Kai images -- Source: Nova Crystallis

"Both figures are due out later this year, having seen their initial reveals back at Tokyo Game Show 2012. As part of the Play Arts KAI line, both Rufus and Yuffie will come with an assortment of accessories. Rufus sports an alternate head and chest, Jenova head case and his signature shotgun while Yuffie comes equipped with a shuriken, materia and different hand styles."

Does the Rufus figure come with an alternate head and chest that say "I died like a chump at the end of FFVII proper. Why the fuck am I in this silly DBZ knockoff?", Diamond Weapon firing its frikken lazor beams, and his signature Shinra HQ with kungfu grip and tactical getting the blown the fuck up action?
4094  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: May 05, 2013, 10:11:12 PM
Nah. There's no chance in hell that Squeenix would be cool enough to make Snow and Serah-chan's excellent adventure paradox ending feature as anything more than a doofy/useless key item/collectable essential to 100% completion and nothing else.

Also, yay, more puzzle fights that you have to meta powergame/guide dammit to have a chance at solving within 2 minutes/tries then slogging through for the next 2 hours to get the sword of infinity +1 needed for 100% completion and nothing else.
4095  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: May 05, 2013, 10:01:59 PM
And today's Morgan's birthday! Discuss about the only child (or grandchild) with the hugest potential to become the best unit in the game.

Female Morgan has so many more options than Male Morgan for best results.

Female Morgan can be sired by a Male Avatar and either Nowi, Nah, or Tiki to produce a Manakete Morgan, Panne to produce a Taguel Morgan, Aversa to produce a Morgan with Shadowgift, Lucina to produce a Morgan with Aether, Olivia to produce a Morgan with Luck +4, Donnel for Aptitude, a Ricken sired Noire to produce a Female Morgan with the highest Mag cap possible, either a Lon`qu sired Kjelle or Severa to produce a Female Morgan with the highest Skill cap possible, a Kellam sired Nah to produce a Morgan with the highest Def cap possible, a Libera sired Nah to produce a Female Morgan with the highest Res cap possible.

Whereas a Male Morgan only has Chrom for Rightful King, Walhart for Conquest, Yarne for a Taguel Morgan, Donnel for a Villager Morgan, a Vaike sired Gerome to produce a Morgan with the highest Str cap possible, a Ricken sired Laurent to produce a Male Morgan with the highest Mag cap possible, a Lon`qu sired Yarne to produce either a Male Morgan with the highest Skill cap possible or the Morgan with the highest Spd cap possible, a Donnel sired Brady to produce a Morgan with the highest Luck cap possible, or a Libera sired Brady to produce a Male Morgan with the highest Res cap possible.

Moreover a Female Morgan has to choose to inherit either HP +5, Zeal, Rally Strength, Counter, Despoil, Gamble, Wrath, or Axefaire of which Axefaire, Wrath, Gamble, Zeal, and Rally Strength are of any real interest to a given daughter.

Whereas a Male Morgan has to choose to inherit either Speed +2, Refresh, Rally Speed, Rally Movement, Lancefaire, Galeforce, Resistance +2, Demoiselle, Rally Resistance, or Dual Support+ of which Galeforce is by far and away the best inheritance between both genders with Lancefaire and Dual Support+ being fairly decent in their own right.

And then there's the special class/character skills to inherit such as Aether, Rightful King, Aptitude, Underdog, Luck +4, Special Dance, Even Rhythm, Beastbane, Odd Rhythm, Wyrmsbane, Conquest, Shadowgift.

Or to list in a general order of desire:

Galeforce: Lets you take an extra turn upon killing an enemy during Player Phase.
Rightful King: Straight up adds 10% to other percentage based skill procs.
Shadowgift: Dark Magic is supremely broken in this game and having access to it from 9 classes instead of 2 is hilarious.
Aether: Sol and Luna in one delicious attack.
Dual Support+: Effectively adds +10 to Hit, Evade, Crit, and Crit Evade upon pairing with anyone.
Lance/Axefaire: Adds +5 to your Strength with the appropriate weapon type equipped no matter the strength of the weapon (almost like using a free forged weapon).
Wrath: +20 to Crit at half health or less (situational but there are other skills that play well with this one).
Gamble: +10 to Crit for -5 to Hit (5 hit is the most expendable thing in this game and there's a hojillion ways to make the loss up).
Rally Strength: +4 to Strength and can stack with both Rally Spectrum and Heart for +10; the only male exclusive Rally skill (not as useful on its own but its a higher priority for daughters looking to become full time Rally bots).
Rally Movement: +1 to Move and can stack with Rally Heart for +2.
Zeal: +5 to Crit.
Aptitude: Ram those stat caps even harder; only really useful early on in the child's career (even less so if you actually used Donnel prior to recruiting said child/children).
Counter: Deals damage taken at 1 Range back onto the attacker; only really useful in Double Duel battles since anything felled by it will not relinquish its spoils.
Conquest: Negates effective damage bonuses; much like Counter, its far more useful in the hands of the enemy rather than your own.
Rally Speed: +4 to Speed and can stack with both Rally Spectrum and Heart for +10.
Despoil: Mo' Money.
Demoiselle: Situational; but more avoid is never a bad thing and more than one person can potentially benefit from it.
Odd Rhythm: Really situational; but again, more avoid is never a bad thing.
Even Rhythm: See above (addendum: only slightly less useful given that the fur will typically fly on the first turn rather than the second).
Underdog: The +15 Hit/Avoid doesn't really make up for the condition of being horribly underleveled/not taking Aptitude.
Speed +2: Its more speed.
Luck +4: Its more luck (potentially more Miracle and Armsthrift at least).
HP +5: The only way to bypass the 60/80 HP cap and there's almost no reason to ever bother or care.
Beast/Wyrmsbane: Effective damage but only while as Taguel/Manakete is stupidly situational, especially if you're not sticking to the class.
Resistance +2/Refresh: Who gives a fuck; males/Battle Priests+Clerics straight up get a superior version of said skills.
Special Dance: What is this? I don't even....

The tl;dr is that your Male Avatar only really needs to choose between Wrath, Axefaire, or Rally Strength to pass on to Female Morgan while he sorts through the available ladies whereas Chrom is almost clearly by far and away the best choice for the Female Avatar and her Galeforce using Rightful King Male Morgan. Especially when you consider that the child bearing gen 1 females' children will also benefit from the massive reclass pool that the Male Avatar has available to him whereas only Lucina can benefit from the class selection alongside Male Morgan.
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