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4126  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 05, 2013, 10:56:11 AM
You're talking about restarting a chapter when someone dies? Just quit a chapter, or bookmark it or whatever, go back to the main menu and choose Continue INSTEAD of Bookmark. You'll restart the chapter that way.

Also the soft reset buttons are L+R+Start so you don't need to shut down the entire system to reset. Also you don't need to reset at all on Casual Mode. Just think of an unlucky crit as someone getting sent to the penalty box for the rest of the map, and failing secondary or tertiary conditions only costing you nice items that you can get elsewhere for extra gold.

And yeah, I said it on day 1 that I didn't like Lissa's design ("What do you have against shirts?"). That said, you do have the option of promoting her into a axe wielding cleric :black101: and her son has superglued his hand to his face like a dork.
4127  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: February 05, 2013, 10:34:30 AM
"I don't quite agree with this, because there's no inherent trait in the tone of earlier FFs that differentiates them all that much from the newer ones. What makes something like FFVI "more 25+ oriented" than FFXII? I kinda doubt the individuals who "grew out of FF" are gonna be found hanging out on some forum dedicated to the franchise.

I think the actual heart of the problem has much less to do with the age demographic itself and is really more a result of this exaggerated sense of nostalgia that mistakenly causes people like this to believe the quality of more recent titles can't be achieved, when in reality it's their own unique experiences they're failing to replicate. It may also partially have to do with a distaste for Nomura's character designs, and while I admittedly can't blame them for that, it's silly to extend that sort of dislike to the entire game."

Originally posted by Carlov on NeoGAF

Also, Play Arts Kai stuff and FF titles now 50% off on NA PSN.

What I'm reading is: "Our games are totally better than those old relics, you just can't see it through all those rose tinted glasses you're all wearing. Also Nomura is totally a cool dude, stop hatin' on him guys!"
4128  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki on: February 05, 2013, 10:17:54 AM

Some background details on the game's setting and some pics.
4129  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The epic "gold prospector" vs "carrion crow" battle Sunday night on: February 04, 2013, 05:19:26 PM
If it wasn't for that black out this game would not have been close, but it certainly made it entertaining...

Agreed.  I ate waaay too many chips and various dips last night.  Blegh.  Also probably some of the worst set of commercials I've ever seen from a superbowl.

Yeah I eventually stopped paying attention to the commercials because none of them were any good. Probably around the middle of the second quarter I started using commercials for bathroom breaks and refills haha.

The only commercial I noted was the one for Iron Man 3.

Btw, did anyone catch if Denny's is still doing their free breakfast Post Suprabowl Tuesdays?
4130  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 04, 2013, 05:17:04 PM
Meanwhile, I'm screwed over til Friday given that the whole point of my GS preorder was to obtain a 3DS.

At least I still have other games to play while I wait.
4131  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The epic "gold prospector" vs "carrion crow" battle Sunday night on: February 04, 2013, 09:43:39 AM
Did anyone ever stop to think how ridiculous "I watch the Super Bowl for the commercials" sounds?  Personally, I'd be more engaged if they showed the cheerleaders more often.
Eh it was less ridiculous in the days before high speed internet when it was the only time you could see awesome commercials like a dancing monkey with a tamborine(sp) and two old guys playing the banjo. Now though? Yeah kind of ridiculous.

P.S. It is the day after the Superbowl and I have no idea of who won. I guess I'll find out when I get to work today andsee if I won any money off of the quarter and final score pool.

Ravens won. Surprisingly close too despite the lead going into and coming out of the halftime. And if sports movies have taught me anything, it's that the power outage was cause by God in the hopes of getting the 49'ers their second wind and a chance to boost their morale for a come from behind underdog triumph story where the fate of failing marriages, soured family relations, and a dying child fan all hang in the balance. Too bad it still didn't work, but at least it made the second half more interesting beyond the 109 yard return.
4132  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: February 04, 2013, 09:31:35 AM
Shin Sekai no Yori -- I love that this series time skips.  Recent episode has a man with *two irises* per eye. ... I'll let you think about that one (answer: yes, he does come in to kick ass).  This series is dark and pretty depressing, I'm convinced the pretty and giant eyed characters are meant to "fluff" it up a bit.

Kotoura - It's 4 for 4 on good episodes, but I'd regard the latest as the weakest; the bit with the grandpa (while I'm glad he's still a really active part in her life) was grossly unnecessary.

Amnesia - The revelation for Red wasn't too interesting, turns out the more critical "I killed a man" was a small fuck up... a shame because the mistake was more interesting, if harder to deal with.  I like their convenient method for "switching boys".  We're onto "Blue" next I guess (the only guy's name I got memorized is Toma's... he looks the least full of himself, so woo, I root for him! But if the OP/ED have anything to determine the "order" of pairings, I think he might be last D:  )

I never realized the amount of quick 5 min episodes (last i watched was...DiGi Character...like ten years ago almost).  Do they just air between things?

Seems like you're in the wrong thread.
4133  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 3DS Monolith Soft Game? on: February 04, 2013, 09:29:50 AM
Sad it's only a single picture but it does look lovely. In some way it reminds me of the movie Pan's Labyrinth. Maybe it's the creature beside the girl.
It seem the 3DS may be, at least until the next gen is well established, our place to go for RPGs.

I was reminded more of that one game that never was called Cry On, which had a girl and a golem in the one piece of promotional art for it.
4134  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 03, 2013, 10:48:34 PM
Yeah, the posters on the gfaqs and serenes forest boards are getting very restless and irritable over the delay. Lots of nastyposts going on.

I don't see what the big fuss is about. It's a decent tactics game (balance issues aside) but as soon as I get to the romance stuff it gets creepy to me. Mission design tends to be a bit on the bland side.. not a lot going on.

That's a fair assessment. While I enjoy the metagaming that goes into picking my pairings, I feel that there is a fair bit more creep than normal, especially in regards to (though not limited to) the DLC. Meanwhile, the maps with the more interesting victory conditions also tend to be in the DLC with the main story missions mostly consisting of routs and seizes.

Still, its the first brand new game (i.e. not a remake) in the series since Radiant Dawn and that game was a clusterfuck of its own issues, plus this game is more like a love letter to fans, rather than the same ol' same o', so the fuss is understandable.
4135  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 3DS Monolith Soft Game? on: February 03, 2013, 10:24:18 PM
They got the Baten Kaitos crew on this? Colour me interested.
4136  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 03, 2013, 04:09:56 PM
Disappointed, but not surprised. Looks like I got a few more days to wrap up my current game situation.

I meant they were in that map, not SpotPass.

Julia's in Holy War. I think Diadora is too, if not Thracia. I played but didn't beat both. Thracia is HARD.

I am an idiot. Nanna's the Thracia rep for the DLC mission. I mean yeah, she's a troubadour which is unusual for a female lead and doesn't join up until like a quarter of the way into the game, but she's still standing right next to Lief and Finn on the game's fricken box art.

And yeah, both Diadora and Julia are in Holy War as the female lead reps for their respective generations (although Nanna's in Holy War as well unless you didn't pair Lachesis or got her killed prior to the gen shift).
4137  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: February 03, 2013, 03:28:31 PM
Even the joke "interdimensional harem" theory we had going on page 2 seems better than what the final product really is.  And to hear they screwed the pooch on the graphics (which were supposed to be the big selling point).  I mean, we knew the game wasn't going to be some cerebral treatise on the nature of marriage and relationships, but if you're going to make a cotton candy RPG, make it the fluffiest and sweetest cotton candy out there.  I can live with that.  But a lack of effort is what kills me, and that review (which reads pretty sincerely to me) basically says the game is a lack of effort in all areas. 

More than lack of effort I would say it sounds like a lack of budget.  What they were attempting was actually pretty hard to pull off and Imageepoch just didn't have the resources for it.

While I wouldn't be surprised if a tight budget hamstrung the development of the game, I still feel that Imageepoch is to blame for this one. It was pretty obvious during the development phase that they were focusing on the HD anime-ness of the game instead of talking about the gameplay or anything that didn't involve romancing Toki/Towa. And really, with the talent they had they could've easily found ways to make useful compromises without impacting the HD goal. Honestly, given their track record, I'd be pretty surprised if they weren't phoning in anything that didn't involve playing the pervert.
4138  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 03, 2013, 09:32:54 AM
The story is fairly straight forward compared to stuff like the console games (better than Sacred Stones at least), but the real meat of the game's writing is in the supports.

What exactly is the spotpass thing?

When I get this game, I want to make sure I don't miss anything due to all these newfangled concepts. O_O

It's where you get the free DLC and other WiFi based benefits.

Streetpass is the other wireless 3DS function and is what you use to beam avatars from other players as well as beaming your own avatar elsewhere.

If you've ever played DQIX, the SpotPass function would be analogous to the online shop and post game quests; whereas the trading maps, unlocking improvements to the Inn, and the feature that only really works in Japan or conventions are analogous to the 3DS's Streetpass.

From Blazing Sword, I've only seen Lyn so far. I saw Caeda from the Altea games, Eirika from Sacred Stones, Lilina from Sword of Seals, Alm and Celica from I think Holy War & Thracia 776 and..... others. Oh yeah. Ike and Elinica from the Radiant games. I think there was more but I forget who.

Lyn, Florina, Nino, Serra, Eliwood, Hector, Karel, Matthew, Jaffar, and Nergal are this round's SpotPass units. The others will show up later but you can get a sneak peak through the DLC missions (with the initial one for paid DLC Marth being set on Telys Island and involving a
showdown between the leading ladies of the earlier games versus Marth, Ike, Alm, and your guys).

(Also, Alm and Celica are both from Gaiden, either Diadora, Julia/Yuria, or both are from Holy War, and most likely Mareeta, if anybody, is repping 776 in that mission.)
4139  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 02, 2013, 06:13:19 PM
Man, if it would hit shelves over here I could get my game on for the game tomorrow. Oh well, more Xenoblade then.

Also, I couldn't help but notice that westerners are getting Blazing Sword's characters (i.e. Eliwood, Hector, Lyn, etc) for the first SpotPass release.
4140  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: February 02, 2013, 01:36:06 PM
Imageepoch did the Luminous Arc games? That explains everything.

Also, holy hell, did they waste a lot of talent.
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