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4126  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: July 14, 2013, 12:00:06 AM
^He's playing Tactics Ogre.

How can I play Tactics Ogre on the PSVita?

... You buy it off PSN.

EDIT: Oh it was the last post on the page. WHOOPS.

I should point out that I was being semi-factious/trying to save face on my misspelling of squirrel/forgot that Tactics Ogre is on PSN (too used to the Wii's stupid VC where half the games I wanted to play on that thing never became available/left Japan) with that post.
4127  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What do you want out of PS4/XBone RPGs? on: July 13, 2013, 11:54:39 PM

They stopped doing things like that because it takes forever and it's obnoxious.

Also because they completely missed the point of stuff like summons and other cinematic attacks which is to be hard to pull off/use but also be really fucking powerful (at least powerful enough to justify the amount of time sunk into actually using the attack instead of just spamming attack). Kinda the big failing of the Shonen mindset really. When your only solution is to bring a bigger gun and hope you've had a training montage recently, fights tend to get really fucking boring really fast. And Final Fantasy has always been really fucking bad about this.

Anyways, to contribute to the topic on hand, I'd like RPGs that are written not terribly.

For the genre that's all about telling a story, most of the stories either end up being uninspired, tepid, a clusterfuck, fanfiction grade crap, or an excuse for soft core tentacle porn (I'm looking at you Time and Eternity). Video games aren't movies, they aren't books, and they're certainly not television and you've got to stop writing for them like they are.
4128  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: July 13, 2013, 11:52:51 AM
GP: "An important force in the battle field. Lightning need GP to use magic, recovery, and overclocking."

So has Lightning taken a few levels in the Samurai Job? Because if so, then I hope she took more away from it than just GP Toss/Zennitage.
4129  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone - The Namco X Capcom sequel on: July 13, 2013, 12:29:17 AM
so many references to bad voice acting in old games, we got the jill sandwich and then zero says "what am I fighting for?" in one of the battles
for people who never played the megaman x series, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OVv-J-LXQU

I've got to get back to this. I've been so busy elsewhere that I haven't had time to pick up from where I left off in chapter 15.
4130  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic on: July 12, 2013, 09:10:25 PM
I'd love to see them remake Suikoden 2. That game was a buggy PoS.

Oh yeah, before I forget again, Suikogaiden volume 1 has been fan translated and volume 2 is supposedly on the way.
4131  Media / General Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: July 12, 2013, 08:40:42 PM
Kinda weird how they haven't showed anything related about Fire Emblem for Smash yet. Maybe is still too soon for that.

Also is "Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U" the name for the project now or the official name?

Way too soon. None of the FE characters have been available by default. I expect news on Captain Falcon, Luigi, or Ness before hearing about possible FE characters.

As for the name I'm suspecting that they're going to go by those names with SSB4 being the umbrella title (for instance "Megaman first appears in SSB4." whereas one would say that "The Spirit Tracks train stage only appeared in SSB3DS." instead of "The Spirit Tracks train stage only appears in the 3DS version of SSB4."). That's not to say that SSB4 wont get replaced later on with Super Smash Bros. Kerfuffle or something to that effect.
4132  Media / General Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: July 12, 2013, 04:57:09 PM
What we really need now is some Simon Belmont action. Then we just need to find a good stand in for Kevin and the Princess and we've got ourselves Captain N: The Game Master: The Video Game.
4133  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 12, 2013, 04:42:37 PM
So a few years ago, my wife and I watched the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime in it's entirety. I didn't know any details of the source manga (I never do), so I had no original material to compare it to. Anyway, we enjoyed it. Solid series. Absolutely hated the ending, though.

So now we are watching Brotherhood, which I understand follows the manga much more closely. Now we are going to be starting part/chapter 4 (of 5 total).
Whoa. Wayyyy better, IMO. Better story and art/animation. I can do without so much of the goofy slapstick stuff being peppered throughout, but I guess that's also part of adhering to the original manga. So yeah, the plot is way better. Much more political and intriguing in nature than some of the sappier plot lines from the original anime. Lots of good twists and WTF moments. It kinda feels like the pacing is a bit more scattered, but perhaps that's due to a compression of the manga. I can't believe how some of the most interesting and important characters in Brotherhood were left out of the first anime....
I don't want to get into any specifics, cuz I don't wanna spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it. Let's just say, I think it's a vast improvement. Two thumbs up, n' all that.
To be fair, the original anime was being aired in the middle of manga run, so a lot of the most awesome parts of the manga had yet to be written yet. So that is why it went off in a completely different. Hell if I remember correctly the manga didn't actually wrap up until the month(?) before Brotherhood finished. It was very close and I remember wondering whether Brotherhood would actually manage to have the same ending as the manga or not when it was originally airing. As for pacing, yeah that is because they compress certain parts more than others, especially at the beginning of the series. I don't think they cut anything other than a couple of one shot stories from the beginning of the series (train story and mine town story in the first anime were originally from the manga).

Anyways my opinion is that Brotherhood is a superior version. Biggest complaint I have is that the Homunculus from the first anime just don't fit with the rest of the series as they are mystical rather than pseudo-scientific.

Also there is the whole WW2 thing in the first anime. Wtf.

They finished within a week of each other actually.

Either way though, both animes and the manga each have something the others don't. For the original, it did the early story bits fairly well and even covered some of the light novels, up until the second season and the first encounter with Greed where the plot bumps into Dante's shack and suddenly goes off the rails (after that, the only redeeming thing the anime did was introduce Archer and eventually The Archinator as well as make Maria Ross into a total and complete badass). Brotherhood abridges the early material since it was covered more thoroughly in the original anime and it's pacing is a little whack, especially in regards to the humor scenes, but you get to see the endgame animated and that alone is justification for checking Brotherhood out. And the manga doesn't get any animation or anime music and only a few pages of color overall, but the pacing is better and nothing's been cut (obviously) including stuff that both animes failed to capture (the most notable of which was the throwdown in Central where half the fight in the manga was essentially cut from Brotherhood and ditched entirely from the original anime; which is unfortunate for Linn as she actually got to kick some ass on Envy before Wrath sneaks up on her and wrecks her arm versus just getting chumped by Wrath).

That said, both movies suck ass (since the biggest strength of the series was its well thought out plotline and fleshed out characters; a goddamn rarity in manga/anime in general; and movies in general do not have the time for that kind of luxury unless you're making a trilogy or something).
4134  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: July 12, 2013, 04:14:16 PM
Any hope of a release with everything?

Maybe. It would be nice if they had an all-in-one pack for the DLC that costs money that offered a discount on the overall price since I ended up spending roughly $50 on the DLC (not including taxes which was roughly another $4.50~ish).

I'm pretty much not touching the DLC for SMTIV as compensation for the expenses of Awakening's DLC.
4135  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 12, 2013, 04:01:40 PM

And now I know where that bird gif came from.
4136  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Square-Enix hits a new low on: July 12, 2013, 04:00:17 PM


Something that we know that Squeenix is responsible for.
4137  Media / General Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: July 12, 2013, 02:37:22 PM
Okay, so its one year later but we've finally got stuff to talk about.

First what's been confirmed thus far.

Returning characters:

New characters:
-Animal Crossing Villager
-WiiFit Trainer Lady
-Mega Man

And the latest update: http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/12/olimar-takes-on-the-super-smash-bros-roster-in-new-screenshots/

Olimar's back in.

Let's see if any of our year ago predictions come true.
4138  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: July 12, 2013, 02:28:33 PM
Just as an FYI for NA players but yesterday was the final update for the game's DLC. We've got the whole shebang now.
4139  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: July 12, 2013, 02:25:06 PM
Toriyama: "Yes, certain enemies will reappear. One of these will be Caius, because at the end of XIII-2 there is an uncertainty that hovers around his destiny and whether he survives or not. This mystery will be solved in Lightning Returns."

"Despite this, they made no mention of whether we would actually see Caius again or if he is simply mentioned during the course of the story."


Sure, because there was any uncertainty left over after Caius forced Noel to kill him and to break the universe which then prompted his immediate revival with a diabolical Mwhahaha! to boot because the clown was an immortal Marty Stu.

Unless he's referring to the fact that they're retconning the ending of FFXIII-2, because it really really needed it.

Hell they've already brought Serah-chan back from the grave (twice) even if she's not quite the same character anymore, there's no way in hell they're not going to use the assets they made for Caius again.
4140  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: July 12, 2013, 12:50:42 AM



Here. Have a couple goofy music videos I found on my travels through the internet.
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