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4111  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 07, 2013, 12:20:04 PM
From what I've heard, Valvrave was pretty bad but in a good way.

That said, after looking it up recently, everything about Kill La Kill looks fucking amazing. I don't know if it'll be amazingly good or amazingly awful but it will be amazing.
4112  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: September 06, 2013, 05:52:27 PM
It seems like a lot of the returning characters in XIII-3 are polar opposites of their former selves. Lightning is becoming Lightning-chan, Serah-chan has become a loli-goth Sentai villianess ala Rita Repulsa, Sazh went from scrappy underdog to a miserable pile of useless, Noel went from being Kingdom Heart's Sora to The 'SHADOW WARRIOR', Hope went from kid to Gerodi and now back to kid, and now Snow has gone from that one shonen protagonist that's older than the main protagonist (you know the one) to that one detective that's two days from retirement and too old for this shit and just wants to spend his few remaining days in a bottle (you know the one).

I wonder what's next? Will Fang go from being a man in a woman's body to a woman in a woman's body? Will Vanille go from being a pretty little lying anime to Aliens' Ellen Ripley? And will Chocolina go from Chocobocolina to Bocochocolina? Find out in the next episode of F, F, Thirteen!
4113  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Announced for Steam/PSP on: September 06, 2013, 05:24:13 PM
What? You don't like TitS:First Can & TitS: Second Can?

The original LOH games are not bad. They were just unfortunate to suffer one of the worst translation jobs ever.  Dat Engrish, the horror.

Actually, the PSP ports of the Gaharv (I think that's how its spelled) Trilogy were pretty bad overall, and not just the translation.
4114  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 06, 2013, 05:18:08 PM
Zelda Oracle of Ages: Picking up where I left off in Symmetry City. Just got the Tuni Nut and the new song that lets me transport between both worlds freely.

Actually, you've only got the time travel equivalent of LttP's Magic Mirror (which only allowed you to freely return to, in this case, the present). It's another reason why I prefer Seasons over Ages where the plot item in Seasons is a little more unique compared to Ages Harp (even if the call back is nice).
4115  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 06, 2013, 05:07:50 PM
Speaking of which, I'm kind of up in the air at the moment given my lack of access to my main computer.

Maybe I should just vote on Star Ocean 3 so that I wont have to worry about missing much.

Edit: So I'm guessing that the quiz is a wash for this week then.
4116  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Announced for Steam/PSP on: September 06, 2013, 04:30:58 PM
Of all the days to lose access to my main computer.

That said....

4117  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 05, 2013, 07:20:31 AM
I was thinking about doing that in my latest CC run. I usually take Glenn, because, well, it's Glenn.

Same. My sis wanted to see me play Chrono Cross, and I already went down the Glenn path, so I decided to show her what happens in the game world if you choose to save Kid. While I do like my Glenn and Macha, I'm digging Razzly with her Magic and strong hits (Was doing over 40 for each dwarf, which is pretty darn good when doing a regular run of the game!).

I love getting Glenn because it involves being an asshole to Kidd (and her stupid f***ing name).  Let her go alone, let her get sicker, etc.

Got the following today while bargain hunting (and my PS3 controller started to malfunction at a good time)

Hot damn that's a VP book of some kind. Artbook? Or is it some kind of Japanese guide book.
4118  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: September 05, 2013, 07:16:54 AM
And Futurama is done. That's it. No more.
Not unless the writers take the out they left themselves in the episode.

Anyways, it was a very final episode-ish final episode with the usual 'revisit the start' and 'main couple ties the knot and lives happily ever after' ending. An interesting note is that after a certain point in the episode, only Fry and Leila's VAs were left doing their roles.
4119  Media / General Games / Re: A Shantae Kickstarter belly dances onto the scene. on: September 05, 2013, 07:08:05 AM
Apparently Metroidvanias are not actually RPGs. :/

No they aren't, not inherently anyway. Castlevania counts for many people because the Metroid-like installments had fully developed RPG mechanics (leveling and equipment namely) whereas a game like Metroid is basically just a non-linear platformer with items to find, and games like Shantae only take a few steps forward by having a shop system with upgrades... which isn't really all that different from a game like DMC or God of War, and even at an extreme something like Saints Row 3 and 4 can easily be argued as RPGs. More importantly far as I can tell Shantae wasn't covered at RPGFan, not unless Neal wrote a reader review in its formative years only for it to vanish.

Mind, more awareness being brought to this is great, but it isn't really an RPG unless you're using very loose definitions.

Eh. I was thinking more along the lines of Zelda 2 over Metroid, but even then, Zelda 2 has experience points so its still not really 1:1.
4120  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: September 05, 2013, 07:03:11 AM

I know I'm kicking Yggdrasil's hornet nest by posting again, but I just gotta ask, where's the black trenchcoat/hoodie/cape/fur-lined jacket Squeenix? You can't just have a character throw on some black cargo pants and call himself a "Shadow Warrior". If you're going to make the clown into a douchebag, then knuckle down and go all in.
4121  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Buh Bye Miyazaki on: September 04, 2013, 07:35:16 PM
I absolutely love some of the films with which Miyazaki has been involved. Especially Porco Rosso, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and The Cat Returns. Shame he is stepping down, but at his age, who could hardly blame him?
Like others, I thought the thread title meant he had died!

The thread title would be incredibly tasteless if he had.
4122  Media / General Games / Re: A Shantae Kickstarter belly dances onto the scene. on: September 04, 2013, 07:33:55 PM
Apparently Metroidvanias are not actually RPGs. :/
4123  Media / General Games / A Shantae Kickstarter belly dances onto the scene. on: September 04, 2013, 03:43:02 PM

Granted the third game hasn't come out yet, but for a console Shantae, I'd support this in a heartbeat (if I weren't such an unemployed deadbeat).

Edit: Kickstarter link.
4124  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 04, 2013, 07:40:34 AM
Fullbring - Chad himself. They needed to explain him somehow.
Quincies - I'm absolutely sure it's heavily implied, if not explicitly stated somewhere within episodes 43-45. They also mentioned how the glove was considered archaic, implying that the quincies had obtained powers that exceeded it.

They also implied heavily several times throughout the entire Soul Society arc about the hollow power thing.

Really, if nothing else, he most likely had the ideas down.
Chad's powers were given origins....twice before the Fullbring arc. He was not in need of a third origin story. For those who weren't keeping track, originally his powers were latent spiritual powers (like Orihime's powers) that were awakened by being into close proximity to Ichigo because Ichigo is a freaking nuclear reactor that turns the people into superheros. Then his powers were essentially stated to be related to be hollow powers with no real description of how the heck that worked. There was really no clue or implication that there was more to Chad's powers then that. Side note, Chad as a fullbringer was always weird to me since it seemed to fit Orihime much better than Chad. Speaking of Orihime, I would say that her powers were in greater need of an explanation than Chad's powers because she has the freaking powers of God with no explanation as to why. While Chad's powers are completely unimpressive.....and comepletely irrelevant to anything that happens in the series (like Chad heyoh!). I could say the same thing about Orihime, but she is probably the Spirit King taking the form of a teenage girl.....because Bleach. *shrug*

As for Quincies I have to disagree because I am positive that it is stated outright that Ushida is the last Quincy. Having a freaking army of Quincies.....
And having Ichigo being a freaking Quincy also.
Does not fit with that.

Yeah.... I think the takeaway is that Bleach is an incoherent clusterfuck.
4125  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 04, 2013, 05:56:28 AM
I tend to keep taking Razzly over Glen due to the fact that I keep treating the choice to save Kid as a "But thou must!" choice when its really a route split in disguise. Not like it matters that much since you lose both characters for most of the game after the first visit to Fort Dragonia and don't get them back until after you get your body back, plus you're basically choosing between a fairly powerful green magic user that can eventually use a Triple Tech with Serge and Leena and an average sword fighter that can Dual Tech with Serge and eventually dual wield the best sword (and its copy) in the game. Of course this wouldn't be such a bad choice if I would stop recruiting Kid at the start instead of letting Leena join.
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