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4201  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: June 02, 2011, 12:52:00 PM
Ahahahaha!!! So now Serah-chan gets to be more than pedo-bait. Too bad, there probably isn't a staff variant more ridiculous than Vannile's Phishing Rods (or a summon more ridiculous than Vannile's Orgasm-bot).

So it looks like another round of following a bunch of half parties nobody gives a shit about doing whatever it is that they're vaguely alluding to as their goal for the time being through super-disjointed magical setpieces-of-whatever land.

Maybe this time they won't make the game into one overly-long continuous corrido-AHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! Yeah, like THAT'S not going to happen.

Also, what the fuck is NotFang holding in the first picture?
4202  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 01, 2011, 09:07:05 PM
I'm trying to figure out what to watch next. Maybe Macross? I don't know, but it should be something in Hulu, since I ain't spending shit.

Are you trying to say that you're going to watch some Robotech next?

And speaking of Hulu, I should probably get back to watching Slayers: Next. I started it about a year ago, but I haven't had the motivation to pick it back up since.
4203  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 01, 2011, 03:53:14 PM
Finished Minish Cap. Got everything but two pieces of heart and six figurines (not that those two things are mutually independent of each other).
4204  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: May 31, 2011, 11:17:03 AM
All I want is NoA's word on when this and that other game (you know the one) are going to show up here. Also FEDS2 (because Christ Almighty, this should be a no-brainer).

Also any good words on Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded, Earth Seeker, either SRT:OGSaga's Exceed or TLoE, or possibly one of the two PSP Queen's Blade games.

Also, WHAT THE FUCK SONY!?! 3 AM? Christ! That's not worth staying up for.
4205  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 31, 2011, 10:57:32 AM
Just got the Lantern in Minish Cap. Didn't have much luck breaking the game with either the Cane or the Mitts, but at least I noticed that NPC's advance to their next set of event flags as if I had already beaten the dungeon. Probably to prevent the very thing I'm trying to create, a bypass off these rails.
4206  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 31, 2011, 10:46:59 AM
i dont have a problem with spoilers. even if someone tells you whats gonna happen its not the same as experiencing it unless its something like the big plot twist in star ocean 3

Which probably comes off better when spoiled than actually seen in person.

Pretty much. Especially since the lead up to that particular twist is just as bad as the twist itself.

But in this case, it's much better to not spoil yourself until after at least till the end of your first playthrough. Thankfully, the game is cheap, and while it may control like a shoddy OoT clone (well, except for the parts that aren't but I won't get into those for spoiler reasons), it's still an OoT clone so it's not nierly as boring as playing through Drakengard was.

Also, while on the topic of spoilers, while it's not necessary to do, you might want to spoiler yourself on Drakengard's plot up until Ending E. Nier starts shortly after Drakengard's E Ending, and you can get at least a little extra context to what's happening at the start. Also Drakengard itself isn't really worth playing through as it's a mediocre, repetitive, and grindy Dynasty Warriors clone (except for the game's final boss fight which is again spoilers as it's definitely worth looking up at least) with a batshit insane soundtrack and cast.

Seriously, just go and get/play through the game. There's no preferred console and it should be like $20 which is cheap as a fuck and a whole lot better spent on that than whatever overbudgetted, overhyped, overpriced, interactive movie of the week that you might find yourself tempted to get.
4207  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 29, 2011, 02:13:10 PM
Thanks to an LP I'm currently lurking, I've started up another runthrough of Minish Cap yesterday. Currently looking to see if I can't fuck with some of the event triggers by leaving dungeons after getting their respective items but before finishing them. Currently fucking around in between the mine sequence.
4208  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tactics Ogre LUCT question on: May 28, 2011, 12:53:19 AM
Hey, it could've still been Denim like in the PSX translation.
4209  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 28, 2011, 12:50:21 AM
A couple of things.

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First off re: followups. While the Bro Nier version did do well in Japan, there's the whole Cavia caveat of not existing anymore (you know, with the whole getting rolled into AQ Interactive which just recently got itself rolled into Marvelous Entertainment (or whatever they call themselves)). And though Squeenix might still be able to use the property at their own discretion (I don't know who holds the rights anymore), unless they get the director/writer back, at best, we can only hope for a game of Drakengard 2 quality. And this isn't even taking into account any of the doubtless executive meddling that'll occur if they do manage to get the guy back. The tl;dr is that seriously, this series is as dead as any child appears in a Cavia game.

Second off re: Kaine's reproductive organs. I don't want to get into a goonsay sperglord rant over what's actually possible and what's not. In this fictional case, both sets work, according to the game's director. As for whether or not Kaine got promoted to stable Replicant or a Gestalt bearing Replicant (i.e. more or less human) is merely speculation on my part.

And finally re: Reintegration speculation. First off The Shadowlord's job wasn't to fuse Gestalts to their respective Replicants but to keep Gestalts from going feral with his maso charged excrements (or whatever it was that they needed from him). The actual job of reintegrating Gestalts to their Replicants fell to the Grimoires Wiess and [s]Wesker[/s] Noir both of which are now dust in the wind. There is no finding a replacement. Gestalts will all go feral in short order and likely be killed by Replicants. Replicants will either be killed by feral Gestalts, or succumb to the Black Scrawl which is caused by the death of their respective Gestalt. All sapient life is doomed to extinction (save for Emil and possibly Kaine's descendants if she has any) until the aliens show up (seriously, developer interviews have basically stated that if there ever was to be a followup to NieR, it would involve aliens invading before the final generation of sapient life die out for who knows what purpose).

And this says nothing about what happened to the alternate universe(s?) that were recipient to all the vacuumed up bad maso particles/bad magic/Queen Grotesquerie dust that was dumped from the NieRverse.

Also, way to use those code tags there PM. I'm certain that anyone checking out this thread to see whether or not to get this game, or are still working on it themselves will appreciate your usage of them.
4210  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 27, 2011, 04:11:12 PM
Drakengard was too much for me to deal with.  Great game, but just too depressing.  Nier has pretty colors and a promising future; Drakengard is just bleak.

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To what extent was it promising?  They didn't cure black scrawl on Yonah, did they?

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As far as Ending D is concerned, the only ones who aren't completely fucked are Kaine and Emil. And if we assume that Nier's sacrifice allowed Tyrann to make Kaine fully human then thanks to her abilities as a hermaphrodite humanity itself isn't completely fucked either....

At least until the aliens show up.
4211  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: White Knight Chronicles 2 and WKC PSP coming in English this May on: May 26, 2011, 11:29:32 PM
Nope, the game sucked.  I loved the voice acting, the characters were charming, blah blah blah.  But the gameplay was terrible.  Your AI partners are phenomenally retarded and you have to micromanage healing using items by pausing the game frequently so you can keep everyone alive.  Want to use some moves?  Need to pause the action.  Pause, pause, pause, pause, pause.  This is happening in a game that is supposed to be an action RPG.

I'd have the same opinion if I had to pause a Tales game incessantly.  Constantly navigating menus breaks the flow of combat and defeats any point of making an action-based system.  Had the game had turn-based combat, I'd have a completely different opinion.

And yet when they tried to address this in FFXII everyone bitched that their control was being taken away and the game played itself.
4212  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: White Knight Chronicles 2 and WKC PSP coming in English this May on: May 26, 2011, 07:16:21 PM
The original game has been fully remastered and was re-developed alongside its sequel, so it features many of the improvements from White Knight Chronicles II as a result. When you boot up White Knight Chronicles II, you’ll also be able to choose whether to start from the very beginning of the whole story or jump straight into the second installment.

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/04/11/white-knight-chronicles-ii-includes-the-original-wkc-on-the-same-blu-ray-disc/

Fully remastered and re-developed? I find it hard to believe that they went through so much trouble. If 2 ends up being a good game and 1 has been significantly improved this would be one hell of a package.

They're trying to build a franchise off of this but the first game was so thoroughly mediocre that they're doing everything they can to wash the the taste of taint out of everyone's mouths. Although a lot of that mediocrity has to do with the fact that they're trying to ambitiously tell a mediocre story. The fact that it also fell into the same traps that the Xeno series fell into when trying to implement mecha combat into a turn based RPG (except that they also limited it to one person only) didn't help matters either.

But then again,
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I really didn't like the fact that out of the entire cast there were only two characters that were at all interesting and as of the end of the first game one of them is dead and subsequently replaced with a much lamer version.

Thus far the only change I know of is that they reduced the amount of online grinding to a lesser level of retarded.
4213  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Growlanser IV hits the PSP on: May 25, 2011, 08:50:25 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/24/growlanser-iv-overload-sprouting-in-august/

And we got a JP release month.

Edit:

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/30/growlanser-iv-remake-has-so-many-new-features-it-needed-a-new-name/

And a new name change. Lol.
4214  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 24, 2011, 04:09:39 PM
Were those ps only?

No. They were PS 2.
4215  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 23, 2011, 04:26:21 PM
Fuck other games.

That pretty much describes what I'm feeling right now.

So I have to thank all of you guys in this huge thread: you're the reason I decided to give this game a second chance. This game has been more emotionally affecting and, more importantly, emotionally challenging than any game I've probably ever played. And to think I had given up on it!

Around the time Patrick Gann's review went up, I decided to give this game a chance and GameStop had it for cheap. My first impressions were a mixed bag. Interesting storyline, characters, and visual design, but lackluster level design, gameplay, and OH MY GOD FETCHQUESTCITY! I made it to the boss of the Desert Temple, which had me stuck and I gave up on the game and went on to "greener pastures."

Cue a couple of weeks ago, where I suddenly found the "Song of the Ancients" jamming itself back into my brain. For some reason, I was missing this game! Then I re-read Patrick's review. Then I listened to the whole soundtrack on Youtube. Finally I hopped into this thread and read everyone's impressions (as well as the advice on being able to switch the difficulty without starting the game over!). Damn you all! ;)

I love this game! I beat that boss on the Easy setting and never looked back. I'm now going through the B scenario, and the game is just WOW. The worst thing about it is still the fetchquests, but the best thing I can say is that the game never makes me do them, and I like how just accepting them will often prompt fully-voiced discussions among the party.

It's weird though. I've been wanting a game to challenge me emotionally and force me to do things I'm not comfortable with for a long time. Now that I've finally found that in Nier's scenario B, I don't want to play it! Does the game ever stop being so soul-crushing? It's cool if the answer is no! :P

Now go play Drakengard.

Then play Drakengard! 2!
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