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4156  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Good People Will Die on: March 02, 2012, 01:22:09 AM
This isn't a western v japanese game argument. These models are just nasty and I'm going to have a hard time caring about "people" that look like that

I'll never understand sentiments like that considering it wasn't that hard for your average human being not even 30 years ago to care about 'people' who looked like this. A person is a person regardless of what quality of graphics are used to represent them.

This isn't 30 years ago and this game isn't meant to be a nod to retro stylizations of days gone by. I don't expect everything to be ff13 quality but is it wrong to expect a little more effort out of a handheld that costs more than 250 after you get all the addons?

There's a difference between 'I expect X graphics quality for my Y dollars' versus 'I can't empathize with a character because the graphics aren't quite right'. I interpreted your statement about 'having a hard time caring' as the second, rather than the first (which I agree with you on).

Something that's been bothering me lately ZH is your avatar. What iz it man!?
4157  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 01, 2012, 02:07:06 AM
TP's tendency for picking up picking up some mechanic and dropping it without ever using it initially irked me until I played some of the other Zelda games that picked up some new mechanic and never. stopped. using it. While I enjoyed the spinna as much as everyone else, would it have actually improved the game to shoehorn spinnatrax into every dungeon just to remind you that you have it?

Skyward Sword was worse, IMO.  Most items get dropped ASAP or used very very little (like the whip...wtf...stupid shit, you use it later on a NORMAL level... it's not even across some gap).  The game was alll about swords.

Say what you will about the lack of item usage in SS, but nothing tops TPs Slingshot for most irrelevant item in the entire series. Two uses and then you've come across something vastly superior to it in every way, and one of those uses was a tutorial. Original Zelda's Bait was more useful mostly because its used three times and two of those were required (the third netted you the Second Quest's Magical Boomerang).
4158  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Crimson Shroud - Matsuno's Newest Game on: February 29, 2012, 04:03:37 AM

And now for the Japanese release date.
4159  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 26, 2012, 09:18:41 PM
Why are people so convinced that because DS1 got a port with extras to the 3DS that DS2 will get one as well? I feel like the DS1 port was only a special case.

It probably is, just like Persona 3 Portable was, at least until Persona 4 The Golden came around.

It's not like you could say that there's been some kind of SMT spammage going on or anything like that.
4160  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 26, 2012, 04:55:28 PM
While a long shot, I'm still going to wait for the 3DS port instead. Especially since I have a lot on my plate right now (Grow IV, Dept. Heaven IV, Xenoblade, Teh Last Story, Grand Knight History (if this game ever gets its act together), the 3DS port of Devil Survivor 1, and some other things that aren't coming to mind as immediately as they should right now).
4161  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The Borrowers Arriety. on: February 23, 2012, 06:31:09 PM
I'm happy to see a good review of it, especially to someone who also thought Ghibli's been kinda weak.
I *will* watch it, just unlikely I'd make too big an effort to pursue it...  I'm sure it'll be better than Ponyo (I freaking hated that movie... fucking Kiki was more entertaining and she delivered dolls to old people).

I kinda wanna see Ghibli do something more adult again.  I'm not a big Ghibli fan, but I do take a lot of it back when I start talking about Princess Mononoke.

Man what are you talking about? Ponyo was hilarious in the theaters if you were aware that Taken had just come out a short while prior. I spent the better part of that movie expecting Sasuke to call up Ponyo's dad who consequently tells him to return his daughter and bygones will be bygones but that if he doesn't then curbs will be stomped and shits will be wrecked. Granted the rest of the movie was a nice warm feel good snore but it at least had something.
4162  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Random Question!? Did you like Final Fantasy 13? on: February 23, 2012, 01:50:06 PM
I hated nearly every second of it.  Boring otaku bait narrative, unlikeable cast of cunts (except Sahz, he was pretty great), ten thousand miles of dull corridors, reliance on a database to make sense out of the shit unfolding before you, and so and so and so on.  I played it up to the point everyone was saying "Sure, all you have to do to get through most of the game is push up on your controller, but it eventually OPENS UP," and that great bastion of open space MIGHT have been as big as the Calm Lands in FFX.  I said fuck it and shelved it. :P

Battle system was fun, but not so much that it was worth sitting through all that bullshit.

Even those Calm Lands aren't really as advertised to the point that I'd say they were more like DQ1's Alefgard instead. Because once you get there the only things that won't end you are slimes and small critters until you've leveled enough to cross a bridge into the next level of encounter zone. The Gran Pulse experience basically devolves into running from hunt to hunt until they lead you out of there because the game's disguising the fact that all you're really doing is powerleveling your party so that everybody can have their five segmented ATB gauge and their third accessory slot by having you run from one hunt destination to another while fighting everything along the way (which is conveniently lined with encounters that you can handle for a reasonable gain of CP for when you're expected to run down through those areas).
4163  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 23, 2012, 07:59:33 AM

So, unh....here's a thing.
4164  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Good People Will Die on: February 23, 2012, 12:56:25 AM
No, bacon is Xseed's specialty. This is Aksys.

So it's ham instead, not bacon.

More like ham sausage instead (I refer you to the first image on the spine of box for the thrust of my reference).
4165  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 23, 2012, 12:43:39 AM
New Trailer

Wait, Marth!?

Welp, suddenly the two FEDS games make sense now, as it's FE3 all over again. Even if that isn't Marth, chances are pretty good that this game's set in the same region that FEs 1, 3, BS, DS1, and DS2 were.
It's Ephraim looking WAY closer to Marth. It all makes sense.

I doubt that is the case. His hair isn't spiky enough to be Ephraim.

Compare this and this with these three images taken from the video. At the very least I would wager that we're looking at Marth's descendant.

Besides I would wager that Ephraim's too busy rebuilding Renais with his sister (nudge nudge). Also he uses spears only which was kinda his thing as it gives him WTA over his sister (wink wink).
4166  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 22, 2012, 02:49:57 PM
New Trailer

Wait, Marth!?

Welp, suddenly the two FEDS games make sense now, as it's FE3 all over again. Even if that isn't Marth, chances are pretty good that this game's set in the same region that FEs 1, 3, BS, DS1, and DS2 were.

Edit: Oh and by the way; European release confirmed. Come on XSeeD, bring it on home.
4167  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Last Story - EU Limited Edition Details on: February 22, 2012, 02:09:47 PM

So then....about those limited edition details?
4168  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: February 22, 2012, 12:48:38 AM
Red Dwarf is only second to The Simpsons to me, but I digress.  I've been watching Lots of Breaking Bad lately before and after work.  Great Stuff!!

Man new Season of Red Dwarf later this year, I hope its better than the Back To Earth special.

To be fair to that special though, Carbug was hilarious and I want one.
4169  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Random Question!? Did you like Final Fantasy 13? on: February 22, 2012, 12:39:16 AM
I felt that FFXIII-1 was basically the tech demo for the game that would eventually become FFXIII-2.
4170  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 20, 2012, 03:43:19 AM
You're making a mountain out of a mole hill, you made slightly antagonistic remarks (though Aeolus isn't really fully innocent either) and were warned to avoid doing so, whether you think Ash is innocent of this or not (he certainly is in this thread) doesn't change the fact he was right to tell you to stop it. Now let's drop this or I'll lock the thread.

Well if that's the case then I'll apologize for my previous remarks and hopefully end this unfortunate derail.

Besides I can't really stand by my original opinion on this game's proposed MU anyway since, from what I've seen so far, this game's going for something closer to what FEVII used rather than FEDS2's MU (i.e. a strategist that you can field rather than an actual playable character). And in all honesty I kinda preferred FEDS2's version of the MU versus what I've seen thus far since you could do more with your MC's appearance aside from giving him/her more/less stubbier legs and different color hair + voice in the vain effort to add in any redeeming value to the otherwise awful character design.
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