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4471  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Index (Atlus' parent company) declared bankruptcy on: August 04, 2013, 02:37:53 PM
I'm always surprised when I realize Sega has money.
I can never understand where it's coming from.

Likely Pachinko and Sonic fans. Also maybe from the dozen or so Phantasy Star MMOs they've cranked out over the last 15 years or so.
4472  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 04, 2013, 02:33:41 PM
In all honesty it might as well be given that it puts up a better fight compared to all the ways the player gets to powergame the game. Normal Mode makes it super easy to grind in and the enemies are stuck with standard FE faire plus the Spotpass units are actually viable since you can grind past their lack of supports. Hard Mode makes it more expensive to use Reeking Boxes, increases the Internal Level Cap, grants enemies a universal stat boost, Forges, and eventually Skills and Super Forges, and the Asshat Reinforcements get to act on the turn they spawn on. Lunatic autolevels skirmish fights based upon story advancement, further increases the Internal Level Cap, grants enemies an even bigger stat boost, earlier Forges, Super Forges, and Skills, Spotpass fights reduce the amount of Exp gained during them to 1 per non-healing action, and bosses and enemies will eventually start sporting enemy only Super Skills like Hit+10, Pavise+, Aegis+, Luna+, Vantage+, Hawkeye, Dragonskin, and Rightful God.

Thanks for that. Looks like the only thing I will be getting from Spotpass fights will be support points then. I don't have any DLC and with the change to Risen skirmishes, it seems grinding is out. Should be a challange. I am only at chaper 2 so far so everything is still locked. Abusing Frederick like there is no tomorrow.

I downloaded the demo of Final Fantasy Theatrhythm. It was completely adorable but I have confirmed what I have long suspected. No matter how much I love rhythm games, I totally suck at them.

Starting out on Animal Crossing: New Leaf and having a lot of fun.

One of the more interesting things with my current Lunatic Mode run (which I hope to get back to once I'm done screwing around with PXZ as by god the chapters are turning into 3-4 hour long slogs a piece) is that due to how overpowered Chrom is I tend to just send him in with a partner and his Falchion and maybe a cheap Javelin and have him wreck the Spotpass team into submission so that I can recruit the character relatively painlessly. Also they still have Event Tiles which I should probably sell off the more situationally useful items like Aversa's Night (although I am getting to the point where I can start recruiting some of the villain Sorcerers) instead of leaning so heavily on the DLC for funds (although there really isn't a better way to deal with a lack of supports and a slowly rotating roster outside of stat boosting potions and those add up quick for a roster of 15; plus normally you'd subsist on the various Bullion located in the main stages, naturally occurring skirmishes, and eventually the children and their disposition to reclassing into Barbarian for Despoil and my run doesn't really include any of that).
4473  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The favorite Disney TV cartoons thread on: August 04, 2013, 02:10:06 PM
Gargoyles was made by Disney?

Put my vote for that (except the last season...)

I always liked the duality in Demona and Xanatos as they're not really villains, nor are they really good guys.

You referring to the multinational globetrotting fest where Goliath, his daughter, the Gargoyle Dog, and Elise are all stuck on a boat ending up literally god knows where every episode for an entire season? Because there were some fun episodes in there but by god did it go total "It's a Small World After All.". Thank god that a goodly chunk of those episodes swung around and tied back into what was going on with the core group, even if it involved checking up on old foes (actually most of the recurring foes on this show had some kind of duality going on with them), getting rid of some of those pesky magical artifacts left lying around, or the Manhattan crew getting visited by some of the more incidental characters like Griff and Arthur.

Also between Dincrest and Darilon pretty much all of my Disney cartoon viewing experiences have been covered except for Goof Troop and Quack Attack. Both of which are unfortunately a product of its time (even if Goof Troop led to that SuperNES game and A Goofy Movie getting made).
4474  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Index (Atlus' parent company) declared bankruptcy on: August 04, 2013, 01:27:14 AM
Actually, I just had a conversation with a few folks about this stuff and it might not necessarily be bad. If Sega becomes in charge of what gets localized by Atlus, then that will be bad. But you know, imagine if Sega were in the conference room as Sega's talking about whether or not to localize their newest Valkyria Chronicles. Perhaps Atlus would be able to take charge of that localization. We might be able to see some Sega stuff localized we wouldn't normally expect.

There's also another nifty thing that could come of this. PC releases of Atlus games. I mean, just imagine seeing P2 Innocent Sin/Eternal Punishment getting PC releases. Also, given Sega and Nintendo's friendly partnership thing, FExSMT could be even better if Sega could pool some good resources into that.

I so want to believe this right now, but Sega's history is a laundry list of bad decision making and of writing off everywhere that isn't Japan.
4475  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 04, 2013, 01:19:57 AM

Oh hell yes!
4476  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: August 03, 2013, 05:26:24 PM
Well since we're all joining in, might as well throw mine in the mix.

555-867-530 Niiiiiiiiiiinnnneeeee.

Hey man, get your own fake number.

It the only one I have, and I'm going to use it when I feeling better, once I get home.
4477  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Breath of Fire 6 announced on: August 03, 2013, 05:20:08 PM
I saw something that was saying Kadokawa games (the japanese publishers of such games as Killer is Dead and Stein's Gate) would be the best choice. They don't have a North American branch, but they apparently want one, and they are apparently doing really well.

Kadokawa?  Who thinks that's a good idea?  Kadokawa is a big media conglomerate that only recently got involved in games at all.  And I'm pretty sure even that's only in a publishing capacity.  I don't think they own a single development studio.  And a lot of what they have published was just ports and stuff (like your example of Steins;Gate), meaning they had no involvement in the original development process even in a supervisory role.  Why would anyone want them to have Atlus all of the sudden?

And they've always been Japan-centric.  You say that hey want a North American branch, but it's not like they've ever really pushed any of their non-game stuff in North America, which is most of their business.  So it's weird that they would want a North American branch just for games, especially when most of the games they've published have been the sort of anime spin-off titles that never leave Japan anyway...

Besides, we all know if they got their hands on Atlus, they would force them to make games focusing on Japanese Highschoolers in Japanese Highschools getting all up in supernatural shenanigans all the while performing various social studies like forming bonds with the female student body or dating them.
4478  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 03, 2013, 08:07:34 AM
Finished Fire Emblem: Awakening. Really liked the game and will be replaying it on Lunatic soon. I was wondering though, is hard mode actually Normal Mode for this? The only reason I ask is that the easiest difficulty is Normal and there is a difficulty after Hard. Normal also has the description, For Series Beginners. Still, even if Hard Mode was actually normal mode I still found it a nice challenge.

I am not finished with my old file yet though. I still have to do the bonus quests that become available the same time the final battle does. Also, Chrom is the only one married so far so I need to pair off everyone. Would have done it sooner but I wanted to see all the S convos before marrying anyone off.

In all honesty it might as well be given that it puts up a better fight compared to all the ways the player gets to powergame the game. Normal Mode makes it super easy to grind in and the enemies are stuck with standard FE faire plus the Spotpass units are actually viable since you can grind past their lack of supports. Hard Mode makes it more expensive to use Reeking Boxes, increases the Internal Level Cap, grants enemies a universal stat boost, Forges, and eventually Skills and Super Forges, and the Asshat Reinforcements get to act on the turn they spawn on. Lunatic autolevels skirmish fights based upon story advancement, further increases the Internal Level Cap, grants enemies an even bigger stat boost, earlier Forges, Super Forges, and Skills, Spotpass fights reduce the amount of Exp gained during them to 1 per non-healing action, and bosses and enemies will eventually start sporting enemy only Super Skills like Hit+10, Pavise+, Aegis+, Luna+, Vantage+, Hawkeye, Dragonskin, and Rightful God.
4479  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 03, 2013, 04:38:39 AM
Beat chapter 26 in PXZ. Got Saya and Juri and more importantly, the last of the characters. And with people picking up their fifth and final attacks, its time to set it and forget it in terms of unit pairings.
4480  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: August 02, 2013, 09:50:43 PM
Should you really put your number out like that Klyde?

Here. Not to make him feel lonely, I'll put out mine as well. It's 555-867-5309.
4481  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Breath of Fire 6 announced on: August 02, 2013, 09:47:14 PM
you know crapcom could pull the ultimate troll and buy Atlus ......I'll go jump in  the fire for even suggesting that.



You don't have to worry, it looks like Sega's gonna beat them to it....

4482  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Index (Atlus' parent company) declared bankruptcy on: August 02, 2013, 08:36:09 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/02/report-sega-sammy-interested-in-bidding-for-atlus-parent-company/

Oh fuck!

I'd rather not see Mr. "Well the west didn't want our crappy phoned in sequel made for a system that already died over there, why should we bother giving them the good one then?" Sega take Atlus.
4483  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite RPG romance on: August 02, 2013, 09:52:56 AM
FFVI's Opera House.
4484  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which game brings you back? on: August 02, 2013, 09:50:39 AM
Additionally, Illusion of Gaia.
4485  Media / General Games / Re: THEY'RE BRINGING BACK DUCKTALES (WOO-OO) on: August 02, 2013, 08:23:34 AM
You did have to do the level multiple times in its entirety, though.  Once to fight Magica and once to fight Dracula Duck.  Transylvania itself was a cool enough level, but being thrust in it multiple times was like too much of a good thing. 

To be fair though, they needed someplace to hold the Magica fight and the Golmgold race. I guess they could move it to either Scrooge's Vault or his BatDuckcave (assuming those aren't the same thing).
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