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46  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 14, 2016, 05:12:20 PM
I know it's a stupid movie, but My Super Ex Girlfriend explains why I have apprehensions about crushing on women with superpowers.  And this includes robot girls with advanced AI and enough weaponry (both concealed and unconcealed) to raze entire solar systems.  That would be the most stressful relationship.  Plain old arguments with a regular human are hard enough, but combined with superpowers and/or ludicrous weaponry?  You can keep your superpowered android girlfriend, pal.  

Dude. You know that this isn't a serious discussion right? I mean, she's never leaving Shion's side, unless its to hang out with T-elos, Fiora, Mega Man X and/or Zero (I swear to god that Branpresto is just waiting for EVA Rebuild 4 to finally come out before wanting to pull the trigger on including Xenosaga in a SRW).

Besides, if she does ruthlessly gun me down, I could always just come back as a color-coded, vague foreshadow spewing, anime Darth Vader-esque force ghost (although the four guardians colors were all used by XS3, so even if I wanted Yellow for a four humors thing, that would leave Virgil as a fifth wheel and he's already the "Why is he even here?" guy already (or he would be if Voyager didn't also exist somehow)).

What made you think I was being serious?  I would have thought my opening sentence using a stupid movie to justify anything and making blanket statements about relationships would be enough to say, "yep, this guy's going over-the-top goofy.  Don't give this post any credibility."  And even my whole, "you can keep that shit, bro!" tone at the end was like how a ludicrous bar discussion with a bunch of friends would go.  And ending with Billy- how could that be any less serious?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgGmQZn77Uw

And considering how many folks in our anime/video game/otaku/comic book demographic go all ga-ga over robot girls and/or girls with superpowers, I figured I'd just remotely laugh at them with emphasis.  

EDIT: Completely different, but after watching the "snu-snu" episode of Futurama, the part where Ayla first meets Crono became that much funnier to me.  Ayla snu-snu'd Crono before snu-snu was a thing!

It was to 'turn a phrase' dammit!

Dickish posts aside, there's no need to bring Waifu Wars bullshit into this. I posted about playing Xenosaga 3, I got the requisite "Shion Sux!" post and then the last page and a half have been derailed by a discussion of a game I'm not even off the first disk of yet. I've tried being amusing/indirect about it, but that isn't working so I'll say it now: Cool it with the spoilers (especially when said spoilers concern a game that's composed of nearly half of a six part series).
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII on: July 14, 2016, 04:47:57 PM
Somehow I prefer these pirate costumes to the ones that Tales of Beseria are getting (even if they do make Dogi look like an old man).
I don't see Dogi in that gallery. The big guy with green/blue hair is Shahad, who wields axes and anchors (I think?). Did I miss a page?

Nevermind. I completely forgot that guy even existed.
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII on: July 14, 2016, 11:50:06 AM
Vita version of Ys VIII comes out next week.  Here's a translated interview from Dengeki Playstation: SOUND OF A WALL SHATTERING

Some details:
- Gonna be a 40-60 hour RPG, the longest and "most substantial" game in the series
- Dogi isn't playable, but he's in charge of the village that you help build over the course of the game. 
- Boss Rush mode added in day 1 patch and pirate costumes available as launch DLC
- Dengeki PlayStation gave it 90/95/90/90 (four reviewers scoring out of 100)
- Famitsu gave it 9/8/8/9 (four reviewers scoring out of 10)

Speaking of Patch and Pirate Costumes: http://gematsu.com/2016/07/ys-viii-details-day-one-patch-dlc

Somehow I prefer these pirate costumes to the ones that Tales of Beseria are getting (even if they do make Dogi look like an old man).
49  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 14, 2016, 11:26:21 AM
Looks like even Japanese developers have a love for Zombie Hoards.


Meanwhile: http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/14/nes-classic-edition-plug-play-system-30-games/

Nintendo's finally gotten on board with the retro not-console. Disappointed at the lack of Castlevania 3 or any Mega Man game other than 2, but hell, I'm surprised they were even able to wrest Castlevanias 1 & 2 from Konami's cold, dead hands.
50  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 14, 2016, 11:18:50 AM
I know it's a stupid movie, but My Super Ex Girlfriend explains why I have apprehensions about crushing on women with superpowers.  And this includes robot girls with advanced AI and enough weaponry (both concealed and unconcealed) to raze entire solar systems.  That would be the most stressful relationship.  Plain old arguments with a regular human are hard enough, but combined with superpowers and/or ludicrous weaponry?  You can keep your superpowered android girlfriend, pal.  

Dude. You know that this isn't a serious discussion right? I mean, she's never leaving Shion's side, unless its to hang out with T-elos, Fiora, Mega Man X and/or Zero (I swear to god that Branpresto is just waiting for EVA Rebuild 4 to finally come out before wanting to pull the trigger on including Xenosaga in a SRW).

Besides, if she does ruthlessly gun me down, I could always just come back as a color-coded, vague foreshadow spewing, anime Darth Vader-esque force ghost (although the four guardians colors were all used by XS3, so even if I wanted Yellow for a four humors thing, that would leave Virgil as a fifth wheel and he's already the "Why is he even here?" guy already (or he would be if Voyager didn't also exist somehow)).
51  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 13, 2016, 01:09:19 PM
Xenosaga 2 Shion was the most tolerable for me because she had a different voice actress than the other two games and that voice didn't sound like the combination of nails on a chalkboard plus a leafblower. That and she didn't get as much screen time since XS2 was more Jr.'s story.  

Granted, Shion is one of my least favorite JRPG characters so I'm already biased against her.  Miyuki was meh as well.  She could have been a much stronger character (especially with her being a mechanical engineer), but the writers instead decided to awkwardly shoehorn her into the "clumsy girl" anime archetype who Shion and the others routinely picked on.  And perhaps because I'm not into robot girls, I do not see the appeal in KOS-MOS or T-elos at all.  Robot "waifus" armed with enough weaponry to blow entire galaxies to smithereens?  No thank you.  My feelings regarding KOS-MOS and T-elos are best summed up by Billy (NOT Xenogears Billy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9KGfgg-d8s

Ziggy and chaos were my favorite Xenosaga protagonists and Albedo still remains one of the most terrifying JRPG villains I've come across.    

I like Shion well enough (as much as I can like anyone who's that genre blind) simply because unlike most videogame characters, she actually has a 'defined' personality/motivation, which is a far cry above your typical 'Rich Girl/Nerd Girl/Bishojo Girl/Sports Girl/Fanservice Girl/The Waifu'd One/The Yamato Nedesco'. Unfortunately, she's in a game that's MAXIMUM ANIME!!! on top of trying to make a metaphorical contrast between her and her cliche'd arrogant/evil scientist boyfriend and his stance of "Ha Ha! Who cares about life, unless you can weaponize it?" so her ending up as the hippie version of the fatalist isn't all that surprising.

Also, how can you not like an android that was rebuilt by a Super Robot Anime Profressor to run on Love and Courage (and is now armed with a chest mounted boob cannon)?


I haven't really played it much, but the intro battle felt a little better than I thought it would after all the complaints I've heard. The VN stuff is fantastic, even if some of the characters are a little too "squealy" for my tastes.

And this poorly explained marketing is a problem with Compile Factory in general. I've stated before that I still have no idea if Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is supposed to be a fancier version of the original or a completely new sequel.

Fancier (and by fancier, I mean 'more dudes with waifus'). Think Re:Birth that the Neptuna games went through.
52  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 12, 2016, 05:39:58 PM
Xenosaga1 Shion - waifu
Xenosaga2 Shion - wtfu?
Xenosaga3 Shion - awful

In her defense, it seems more like a byproduct of being raised by a family of nuts, dicks and congenital anime while being utterly surrounded by MAXIMUM ANIME!!! than anything else.

Doesn't excuse her cyber
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terrorism, complete disregard for causality or her horrible taste in men though.

Also what Arvis said, especially irt Mk IV.
53  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 12, 2016, 01:27:44 PM
Almost done with my first year in Stardew Valley.  Got my wife hooked on the game, too, and she hasn't played a single-player game in forever.

Weird quirk of the game: you can only obtain the item you need for marriage when it is raining.  And since I didn't get my lovely young bachelorette to 10 hearts until over halfway through Fall, when it rarely rains, it went all the way to Winter without me being able to get it.  And it never rains in Winter.

All this long, cold winter I could have had my 16-bit waifu there to keep me warm, but NO!  Silliness.

I'd take that over not being able to finish the last part of the game because one specific event out of several dozen refused to fire.


Meanwhile in Xenosaga 3 ville: Shinon starts turning towards the Dark Side and I punched yet another Xenogears reference in the face.
54  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 11, 2016, 08:15:03 PM
I'm also loving this Voluptuous Valkyrie title.

Well, if we're coming up with faux titles, then I feel that Super Sis-Frenching Skirt-shredder: V(alkyrie)V(ixens) would best encapsulate the content.


Also, I feel that the first part of your post either belonged in the Game Journal thread or one of the Dark Souls threads.
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: NX title delayed to '17) on: July 11, 2016, 05:22:34 PM
Has anyone here tried Triforce Heroes?

Edit: Ah! I found a reference some time ago to "co-oping that bullshit game" which I have been thinking of =-). Well actually just playing through it somehow but um... yeah I just... enjoyed that phrase, credit to "Dice"  for that expression =-)

RPGfan should get together and all co-op that bullshit game! haha!

Triforce Heroes is amazingly more difficult to set up and play than noted four-GBA sporting-player mini-lan party Four Swords Adventure was. If you weren't around for the initial release rush, then it sucks to be you.

So was that... yes?

Hmm looking back I see references to updates, and no way you would really know that... eh well I think I may still get into it one way or another.

I've been replaying old Zeldas, kinda realized I should of just given the 3DS versions a blast, this and Musou for the 3DS I think I decided.

If you're planning on Hyrule Warriors Legends, you should note that its N3DS only (yes, it doesn't state that on the game case, and it even runs on the OG 3DS, but seriously, it was not made for anything short of the N3DS and you will have a bad time if you disregard this).

As for the difference between FSA and TH, FSA has a playable single-player mode (that holds up pretty well to boot), whereas TH does not (it has one but its not at all balanced around having to do everything yourself). And while I'm here, Four Swords Anniversary is certainly playable with one player, especially with the added content, but getting the Hero Keys can be rather annoying to do by yourself.


Edit of the Wild:


Hm, that all sounds kind of annoying to deal with to be honest. I think I should of just played FSA way back when, I'd imagine that would of been satisfying. I don't even remember knowing it came out to be honest after Ocarina I kinda zoned out with Zelda for awhile until TP, so I sorta missed everything that came between those two.

I even remember looking at Majora and going "Whoa? Another one? Eh it just looks like Ocarina again."

Anyway I thought of something watching more videos today which is they haven't showed Princess Zelda at all, I wonder what style she'll have this time? I'm thinking she might be closer to Link's age so less adult perhaps.

You should totally check out Majora's Mask. Its considered to be one of the best 3D Zeldas (namely because its one of the most different, currently speaking). Admittedly yes, it does look like Ocarina, but that's due to the game being built from Ocarina's engine/assets. Its still enough of its own game to be worth playing, and with the 3DS port, there really isn't an excuse to not check it out.

As for Zelda being a no-show in BotW, the game is currently billing itself along the lines of a 3D version of Zelda 1 (except much bigger), where you really didn't see much of anybody outside of a couple of geezers, a shopkeeper and a non-aggressive moblin/goryia. Zelda herself didn't even show up until the absolute end of the quest, so there's a chance that she won't be making a physical appearance until then either.
56  Media / General Games / Re: Pokemon Go on: July 11, 2016, 10:29:05 AM
We on staff are plotting a Pokemon GO feature, so stay tuned for that.

You can add this to your feature as well: http://www.siliconera.com/2016/07/11/nintendo-sees-biggest-stock-jump-since-1983-thanks-pokmon-go/

Shit's more explosive than the OG Famicom.
57  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 09, 2016, 08:15:20 PM
Okay okay, but "Ridiculous Boobie Ninjas" has a nice ring to it.  Like, it's a title that would get attention. 

From the makers of Ridiculous Boobie Ninjas comes... Valkyrie Vixens: Double Your Pleasure

Battle Vixens were better (marginally; at the very least it had a character design or two that didn't suck).
58  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 09, 2016, 05:56:48 PM
Jokes on you, they're not ninjas this time around.

Not that the Senran Kagura girls were terribly ninja-like either, but sure I guess officially they were ninjas...

I won't argue with that. FE:Fates' Kagero was a better Senran Kagura than any of the actual Senran Kaguras, which is why she was the best Senran Kagura.

OTOH, even the least ninja-like Senran Kagura was far more ninja than literally everybody in Naruto.
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 09, 2016, 03:19:52 PM


lack of dinosaurs fitted with laser cannons is a glaring hole within modern rpging

Reminds me of Calvin & Hobbes: http://i.imgur.com/e2y1cUj.jpg?1 (Tyranosaurs in F-14s!)

Hey waitaminute Jawsh... that image you posted looks familiar.  I think there was a cartoon about people arming dinosaurs back when I was a kid *quick Google search* Dino-Riders it was called.  Yeah!

Terrible Thunder Lizards are still the best Armed Dinosaurs though.
60  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 09, 2016, 03:17:49 PM
Speaking of round, bouncy, pink things....

http://gematsu.com/2016/07/valkyrie-drive-bhikkhuni-coming-west-2016

Kinda inevitable I suppose.

Thanks to someone on the forums, I've taken to referring to Senren Kagura Burst as "Ridiculous Boobie Ninjas."  Now this sounds like "Ridiculous Boobie Ninjas- Double Stuffed."

I'll admit, my inner 12 year-old would play a game called Ridiculous Boobie Ninjas.

Jokes on you, they're not ninjas this time around.
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