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4096  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: October 22, 2013, 01:35:54 AM
That is not a bad picture at all. I wish I could draw half as well as that.
4097  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 22, 2013, 01:34:16 AM
Watched one episode of Balck Jack earlier...any thoughts? I'm kinda on the fence.

Go for it. It's a classic series (unless you're talking about a different Black Jack; or are you referring to the series Balck Jack, in which case I'm not familiar with it).

Anyways, finally finished SciFi Harry and what an ending (as in a WTF ending). It's us! We're the Accusers!!! Also the main character (what's his name again, man if only they had mentioned it just a few dozen more times, maybe have a couple more scenes of people zoomed in on their faces to minimize the amount of animation needed standing around and saying his name and nothing else, or just have people drop his name in every goddamn sentence (the running gag, if you haven't gotten it yet, is that there is a lot of air time in the show that's eaten up by nothing more than talking heads spouting each other's names at each other, almost like Inuyasha, but without the budget)), and his apparent girlfriend (hey, it's not the first girl at least) apparently managed to perform a fusionha with each other to form some weird amalgamation chimera. Wow what a lot of words for an anime that makes several Hanna Barbera cartoons look decent by comparison.

At least its not as bad as the other series I recently finished, IGPX (yeah, I watched more of this than I should, what can I say, it was between SAO and Clone Wars). Holy shit, what an incredibly bland ending to an incredibly bland show. Pretty much every gimmick used by the final boss was either countered with almost no effort or just straight up got ditched before anything actually came of it (the final boss's final form was such a joke that it fell into the latter), and of course team :moreevil: turns out to be super huge fans all along despite the vast amounts of bullshit they pulled throughout the second half of the show. Looking at the credits, apparently there was quite a bit of talent put behind the series that ended up getting completely wasted on such an awfully bland show (which is goddamn tragic when you consider all the other original series made for Toonami that got canned for all the wrong reasons). It's like the Toki Towa of anime. I said it before and I'll say it again, Optimus Prime wasn't enough to salvage the show despite his best efforts (at least the two episodes where he got to drive in the race were the best episodes of the show I saw and I highly doubt there was anything in the episodes that I didn't that could even come close).
4098  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 22, 2013, 12:58:19 AM
Dylan and Rufus are the only main character that are actually better than the einherjar and even then, it takes a while before they become good (Dylan's Full Swing and Rufus' Killing Thorn)
The saddest thing in the whole game is how badly Lenneth Creator sucks. She is so effing bad...
It's funny that in the game 'Valkyrie Profile', a party of 4 Valkyrie is really pathetic (Hrist is descent... but everything else... urk)

That and the fact that einherjar don't make for the ext like Snagglepuss the major characters do. I'm at chapter 5 and all I have left are Alicia, Rufus, and that one einherjar you can only recruit during chapter 4 or above. If you didn't know it was coming (like I did) then have fun with a two man party for a chapter.

But yeah, Tri-Ace game. Next you'll tell me that spellcasters suck and that most game breaking methods require far more effort to pull off then they're worth.

Also, beat Ys Origin. Now to beat it again with Hugo and that other guy. (Also to beat that one boss in the fire dungeon. Goddamn, I wish I could skip cutscenes.)
4099  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Decided to give a computer RPG a try on: October 21, 2013, 05:02:00 PM
Xenogears is one of those games that tried to be more than it could afford to be. That, and getting torpedoed by FFVIII after FFVII turned out to be a surprise hit didn't help matters either.

That said, it's probably worth more for the giant robot anime homages than anything else at this point since Xenoblade is pretty much the superior experience.

Also, the damn game killed off CT's Lucca.
4100  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Free Steam game giveaway at Lusipurr.com on: October 21, 2013, 04:49:35 PM
This sounds a lot like spam.
4101  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 21, 2013, 04:48:37 PM
VP2: Got to the end of Chapter 5's forest and beat the boss.

I remember that game being really hard because I played it very wrong.......

4 mage team. Whatever could go wrong?

Wait. You can swap out Alicia?

Either way though the dungeon was cake, even with my 3 man team (gee game, why should I send up all my einhejiar before Seraphic Gate again?). Either way though, Alicia is stupidly overleveled for this point of the game and armed with the top super loot from the end of chapter 3 so she can chew through over half of the boss's health in one attack all by herself (of course in cutsceneland after the fight she's pretty much falling over herself due to being a female in a Tri-Ace JRPG; also, goddammit, this game used to look good back when it first came out and now it looks kinda janky, WTF!?).
4102  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 21, 2013, 12:34:14 AM
VP2: Got to the end of Chapter 5's forest and beat the boss.

SMTIV: Did some random stuff, including collecting one part of Japan's Three Treasures. I should probably stop dicking around and get back to exploring Ikebukaro for more plot.

Ys Origin: Beat two more bosses and am now facing down Vava (or whatever the evil sorceress chick's name was).
4103  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: October 21, 2013, 12:28:10 AM

And I thought the smelled bad on the outside.

This is so perfectly in season right now.
4104  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: October 19, 2013, 11:26:26 PM
I'd wait a week. I won't be anywhere near a computer tomorrow.
4105  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda LttP 2 for 3DS on: October 19, 2013, 05:48:11 PM

Doesn't specify if this is just another Hero Mode or if it's a legitimate Second Quest.
4106  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: October 19, 2013, 05:39:18 PM

Whatever happened to that quiz?
4107  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 1994 EGM preview of SFC Dragon Quest VI - It got me interested in the DQ series on: October 19, 2013, 02:47:19 AM
Obviously those screenshots are from an early beta since the sprites in the final SFC version look much better and more detailed.

The original DW got me interested in the Dragon Quest series being my first console RPG, though it would ironically be over a decade before I played another game in the franchise.

And by the looks of it Dragon Quest is headed towards a new dark age in North America since we're a ton of games behind Japan.

DQ has been in that dark age since IX had to be released out here by Nintendo. I'm still (kinda) bitter over NoA's localization teams having to choose DQVI over FEDS2 (though to be fair, I'm not that bitter as DQVI was ultimately the better remake; also, I'm even less bitter over NoA's localization teams choosing Bravely Default over DQVII).
4108  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's Top 20 PSP Games on: October 19, 2013, 02:31:48 AM
Hey guys where's The 3rd Birthday on that list?

...yeah yeah I know. People is still salty over that, sorry(?).

On that note, why didn't Astonisha Stories or the other Legend of Heroes games make the list?


Does Dissidia even count as an RPG?

(Also, I thought Dissidia was a pretty terrible game but that's a discussion for another day...)

I always considered it a fighting game.

Fighting/Action RPG hybrid to be precise. Though, SQEX calls Dissidia's genre as "dramatic progressive action".

I've always wanted to try Dissidia since is kinda (but not really) like the FF that I imagined once I slowly started to get into the series.

There are a lot of things Squeenix likes to call a lot of their crap by pretentious names rather the things they should be calling it.

Also does this mean that Theaterhythm doesn't count either?
4109  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 19, 2013, 02:18:58 AM
Kill la Kill ep3: If this show wasn't already a sure bet for me, it sure as hell passed the 3 episode test, because this is what I'm talking about. Some technobabble explanations that could easily be found in a giant robot series, the teacher continuing to be hilariously creepy, and a half-an-episode long showdown between the two main characters set to some rockin' music and both of them netting an upgrade. And really, with all the allegories and references (don't think you've escaped my notice Ideon Gauge), this series could definitely fit into an SRW game.

Majestic Prince eps 3 & 4: It's amusing how this series is nowhere near as raunchy as KlaK yet is far more willing to go for crap like overly endowed females and T&A shots, also the sameface is really off-putting. Anyways, we've got our first idiot commander of the show, the first hints of 'this is obviously an emissary from the aliens character who's been sent to negotiate by lounging around by the Blitzball pool arena with her secret man service butlerguard', and the first set of world building flashbacks (usually the most disregardable due to the amount of useless fakeout information stuffed therein that'll get contradicted over the course of the show). Still, the need for a classic giant robot series is enough for me to stick with this one past the 3 episode test.

The Slayers Next: Yep, trying this again. I'm not going to episodically or bi-episodically post updates on my progress through the show since there's probably enough people who've seen this already, as well as people who mean to watch this and don't need me spoilering it for them.

Pacific Rim: Yeah, it could fit in the movie thread but it also can fit in here and I wound up watching KlaK and all the rest right afterwards. It's too bad the movie bombed at the box office since there's definitely room for a sequel. Also, I was practically counting the Super Robot tropes going on in the movie with everything from
the bright idea to building a giant wall, and the International House of Robots (kinda saddened at how badly the Chinese and the Russians got jobbed), to the commander dying and getting succeeded by the Aussie father. Ultimately though, I thought there was a little too much team building/drama and needed at least one scrub fight for at least the Chinese to do well against (hell, even Getter Robo's Texas Mac did better than that).
4110  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's Top 20 PSP Games on: October 18, 2013, 06:09:58 PM
Gungir (which was the only Dept. Heaven game to not be ported over from another system).

Well, there were two spin-offs of Yggdra Union (Blaze Union and Gloria Union) that were PSP exclusives.  But they never made it out of Japan...

Hence why I didn't bring them up. :P

Also they weren't technically Dept. Heaven games (in much of the same sense that FFIV: The Wonder Years, and FFX-2 aren't considered mainline FF titles). Not like being a Dept. Heaven game really means all that much (really its just shoehorning Hector in to scheme off in a corner somewhere).
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