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4606  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 29, 2013, 12:32:38 AM
Got VICE working on my PSP so I've been playing Commodore 64 games on it. :D

I love Miner 2049er and Bruce Lee! And MULE! And Lode Runner!
I made some characters for Phantasie as well.

Lard while the C64 version certainly isn't the BEST version of Exile, you should totally play Exile.

What is Exile?


Or to summarize, its a proto Metroidvania set on a distant world where you explore around almost like a deep sea diver, jetting around through caverns, hunting down resources like fuel to keep yourself alive and mobile, and avoiding alien monsters and the like.
4607  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: May 29, 2013, 12:25:29 AM
I'm not taking issue with iterative, I'm taking issue with them claiming it's a "BRAND NEW ENGINE." That's a flat-out lie. Iterating on an engine is totally cool, but not when you make a Big! Point! That! Your! Engine! is brand new and offers incredible new experiences.

That's the thing. Even a hamster will eventually learn not to nibble on the cupcake with the mild electric current running through it. Given time, even core gamers will no longer believe Ondore's lies (maybe; honestly, I haven't much hope for them or their cause).
4608  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 29, 2013, 12:11:57 AM
I remember the outcry of Gundam 00 when people thought one of the main pilots was a girl.
Too bad, I myself would have looked forward to that =/

I really hope this is something they do in a future Gundam series. It was pretty eyeroll-y in Gundam SEED when Flay was suggesting that she was gonna go pilot the Gundam and Kira's all like, "You can't do that, you're a girl!"

That's like expecting a game about random anime heroines to not star an original male lead. (That's not even the biggest crossover to date given a game based on Queen's Gate got made, let alone this thing.)

In short, its never going to happen. Even Turn A Gundam couldn't get away with a female lead and had to compromise with the male lead donning drag and occasionally going by the name Laura. The best thing you can hope for these days is a female to be allowed to pilot some kind of Gundam add-on accessory pack, an unarmed battleship, or for the occasional Gundam pilot to suddenly decide to be female today.
4609  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone - The Namco X Capcom sequel on: May 28, 2013, 11:49:53 PM
Huh. Well it certainly didn't look like that from the video on the eShop.

Think Valkyrie Profile, but less obtuse and more http://i.imgur.com/VwUWvyT.jpg.

the fuck is happening there....

If it's like VP, I'm in.  If it's just selecting an attack and watching pretty graphic bursts and explosions I'm out.

The numbers above each individual unit's health bar indicates said unit's placement on the turn order list.

Note how you can see numbers in the lower to mid 90s. Granted, it is an end game battle but its still going to be a slog since you cannot skip animations since you need to input your combos and stuff.
4610  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs where you don't save the world? on: May 28, 2013, 11:40:38 PM
Dragon warrior monsters for the gbc is one of the few rpgs I can think of that saving the world doesn't factor into the plot at all. It's also imo the best game made for the gbc(yes, better than pokemans) so if you haven't played it, I'd say give it a shot. I heard they remade it for the 3ds too, it helps if you're a dragon quest fan as a lot of the previous games bosses appear as unlockable monsters.

Sorry, but Oracle of Seasons (and maybe Ages) says hello. Though I will agree that it is one of the best GBC games.

If I remember correctly, don't you get sucked into an effort to save the world, though? I mean, sure technically it isn't the REAL world, but it is A world.

No. Your dog starts poking his nose where it don't belong while you're foolishly standing on the telepad in an abandoned laboratory. Granted, you do manage to save almost everybody who got sucked into Evermore but that's because you had to blow the whole damn thing up to get out in the first place.

Also this thread is about end game spoilers for various games so a disclaimer about game spoilers inside would be the more prudent course of action instead of yelling at posters for posting spoilers.
4611  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A helpful (but long) video explaining the plot of Kingdom Hearts on: May 28, 2013, 11:31:20 PM
So where do the nanomachines come in?
In Kingdom Hearts? Never. :P

... so far.

At least not until TIME KOMPRESSION occurs.

Squeenix also loves me not buying their games. The last game I bought from them was Deus Ex, and how much did they have to actually do with the making of that game?

They (SQEX) funded the project I think.

Yes, though they actually own all of Eidos' former studios (Crystal Dynamics too), so technically it was made by Square Enix, just without any direct involvement from their teams in Japan.

Its more of a question of how long before Squeenix's arcane business practices bleed the former Eidos' studios dry of any and all talent.
4612  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 28, 2013, 05:59:05 PM
Just watched "The Prestige". Wow, that device.....I want one.

You need to ask David Bowie for one.

If you ever meet me, you have to take me.

For reasons.

You want to join The Guild of Calamitous Intent?
4613  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A helpful (but long) video explaining the plot of Kingdom Hearts on: May 28, 2013, 05:51:22 PM
I suspect the overall plot consists of:

Sora becoming the Keyblade Master and getting the band back together.

The rest of the story consists of like a hojillion side plot threads that are almost complete tangents and are unlikely to ever receive a satisfactory resolution (if they ever get one at all) because Squeenix fucking loves soap operas and can't seem to find someone who can write worth a shit.
4614  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: May 28, 2013, 05:35:53 PM
This is going to remain a clusterfuck until E3 (and hell it'll probably stay a clusterfuck until the product hits store shelves or is pulled off of life support).
4615  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone - The Namco X Capcom sequel on: May 28, 2013, 05:30:09 PM
Huh. Well it certainly didn't look like that from the video on the eShop.

Think Valkyrie Profile, but less obtuse and more http://i.imgur.com/VwUWvyT.jpg.
4616  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 27, 2013, 09:29:07 PM
Been rewatching Code Geass myself. Watching the dub this time since I might as well mix it up. Been a few years but I still have the same problems I've had with the show as the first time I watched it. When it's good, it's really good, and when it's bad, it's really fucking bad.

Yeah, that's Code Geass in a nutshell.

Code Geass is one of those shows I'll probably never watch again due to seeing it once and knowing exactly where that crazy train went.

That said, I still do appreciate Kallen being the defacto Ace for the BKs even if the show fanserviced the hell out of her and Spinzaku overshadowed her in the latter half of season 2.

There just aren't enough female leads in giant robot animes or even females that don't end up solely as the token female or support fodder, so its nice to see a show buck that trend every once in a while.
4617  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SQUARE ENIX Presents, Live Broadcast E3 Showcase on: May 27, 2013, 09:22:46 PM
Square Enix to Increase Focus on Region Specific Games


Unfortunatley I can't read that as anything besides, "we're going to localize less stuff".

At least they're not forcing Eidios into making games for only Japan.
4618  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: May 27, 2013, 09:20:36 PM
And today's Chrom's birthday!

He got a Finn's Lance in one file, and a Titania's Axe in the other.

He got a Miniature Lance and an Alm's Blade for me.

Anyways, at first and on paper Chrom seems like a cross between Hector and Ike. In practice though he's more like an Ephraim since he has a decent start, quickly becomes your top shitwrecker (barring stat screwage) from midgame all the way through the endgame but he will eventually get outclassed by the children characters due to middling stat caps and some of the better gen 1ers like anybody with Dark Mage or Pegasus Knight.

To prove a point my Lunatic DLC file has him, Est, Florina, Leonardo, Marth, and Nyna being my primary fighting force but Florina and Nyna crumple up in one or two hits tops, Leonardo and Marth can last longer but I still wouldn't put them anywhere near the front lines, Est can take a lot of punishment and dole it out and is hella survivable, but Chrom is miles ahead of her though mostly due to all the stat boosters I've been feeding him since he has priority. At this point despite all the favoritism I've been giving Chrom he's only a little bit better than Est due to being sturdier than her but even he can get overwhelmed and killed like in Chapter 16 when you have dozens of promoted and prepromoted Snipers, Warriors, Fighters, Bow Knights, Heroes, and Myrmidons rushing up the middle of the map while Falcon and Pegasus Knights bumrush the team from the sides. Granted it might have helped if he had something better than a Concoction to chug in case of emergencies, or if Nyna had the Physic staff or the Magic to use it from far enough to heal him without drawing arggo from him or putting herself in the line of fire of the fliers, or if Chrom had a partner instead of being the odd man out (or if he had some kind of non DLC character to support with and thus have semi reliable support attacks and defends).

That said, he has the most availability, Falchion sets him up nicely early game (especially in chapter 5 when there's Wyvern Riders in the air) and Exalted Falchion is a very solid weapon for the endgame and beyond, his reclasses basically give him near maximum horse (no Dark Knight) but causes him to waste his time as an Archer/Sniper where he can't use (Exalted) Falchion, he's guaranteed to be wed and have a child (although he's not guaranteed to S-rank a support in the process), he's Male Morgan's best father if you're looking for something other than reaching the highest stat cap possible or taking up Conquest, Aptitude, or a Beast Mode, and he makes for a decent alternative to Cynthia if she can't get Henry as a dad. And his best skills are Aether, Rightful King, Luna, Aegis, Dual Attack+, Dual Guard+, Defender, and maybe Prescience later on as his caps hold him back and you're just looking to snipe someone who's being naughty in your sight.
4619  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The lost art of Final Fantasy IX on: May 27, 2013, 07:01:09 PM
So I went to the FF wiki to see if the Protect Ring was any good and this is what you can find there (link):

"The Protect Ring is an add-on that halves the damage from all elements, as well as providing +1 Spirit, +2 Defense, +4 Evasion, +3 Magic Defense, and +6 Magic Evasion. It teaches the abilities Half MP, Long Reach, and Mag Elm Null, and can either be bought from Mene for 8,500 points, or synthesized for 40,000 gil, Rebirth Ring, and Dark Matter at Hades's Synthesis shop. Others can be acquired by completing the Mognet sidequest, using a Dead Pepper at a mountain crack on the eastern part of the Lost Continent, and by answering all of the Ragtime Mouse's questions correctly."

To be fair, I only played through the game once back when it first came out and then had my memory card reformatted to make room for a stupid anime fighting game. Despite the occasional attempt, I never actually made it back to disk 4 again due to the game being a boring slog and both of my PSXes being PoSes.

Also I didn't even know that the hideout was accessible given that almost everywhere that isn't the final dungeon, the chocobo sidequest spots, Treno, the Qu marshes, Quina's mentor's place, or the BMV had a severe overgrowth problem.
4620  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 joins Square Enix's Ultimate Hits budget line in Japan on: May 27, 2013, 11:34:31 AM

Because they can't let anything go. EVAR!

It wouldn't surprise me to see this end up becoming Type-0 II as its made of scraps leftover from the development of Type-0 1.
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