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4801  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 05, 2013, 11:04:43 AM
Hope it's for real and not affected by the recent upheaval at SE. It'd figure if after a few years they're set to FINALLY release another traditional RPG like I used to rely on them for... only for it to be swept away because Wada bet poorly on XIV and Eidos.

Pretty sure Eidos has been a fair bit more profitable than FFXIV for them... :P

Try telling that to Squeenix's upper management. :(

It's probably not either or anyway. Eidos was an investment they hoped they'd get money back, but thus far have just been losing it, albeit probably not at too great a pace, and could probably be remedied just by figuring out how to lower budgets but keep sales consistent.

FFXIV, meanwhile, is the fucking Titantic. Even Spirits Within has nothing on that from how it sounds.

True, but the difference between the two is that SW nearly wiped out Squaresoft wholesale which forced them to whore sell out to Enix to survive, meanwhile Squeenix is still a publishing juggernaut that can fall back on its anime and manga sales no matter how cataclysmal the failure they make elsewhere might be.

I suppose my point here is that if Squeenix were to make a movie like FF:SW like Squaresoft did back in the day with comparable box office results and everything, I'd bet you dimes to donuts that the Squeenix of today would be trying to salvage that shit like mad, trying to crank out sequels that retcon the first movie while being even more bland and lifeless than before, or try to sweep the original movie under the rug with a special release that's redirected/re-edited but still uses all the same assets and performances as before, all while trying to tie the movie and its characters into crossover projects and everything to create a false sense of compatibility with older and far more successful endeavors.

It seems to me that the one enemy greater than Squeenix's own hubris is their own stubbornness.
4802  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: April 05, 2013, 10:18:50 AM
Because we didn't get enough of that damn compilation the first time.

But I guess this also means that we can stop worrying about localizations that don't come within a year or three since they might still come out eventually (you know, like how SD3, Bahamut Lagoon, and the SaGa DS remakes have gotten one, oh wait...).

And maybe when they're done charging $40-$50 bux for a 3DS port of a cellphone game made nearly a decade ago they can get around to bringing out Friends of Mana (to complete yet another piece of shit compilation that produced nothing but crap).
4803  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mind 0 is not Persona...er...well...maybe not... on: April 05, 2013, 10:09:09 AM
Pardon the double post but...http://gematsu.com/2013/04/mind-0s-stylish-mind-battles-detailed

...I come bearing screenshots and gameplay details.
4804  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 04, 2013, 09:52:13 PM
I don't think offend is the word they're looking for. More like initiating a sperg from four groups of geeks.
4805  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 04, 2013, 09:48:39 PM
Hope it's for real and not affected by the recent upheaval at SE. It'd figure if after a few years they're set to FINALLY release another traditional RPG like I used to rely on them for... only for it to be swept away because Wada bet poorly on XIV and Eidos.

Pretty sure Eidos has been a fair bit more profitable than FFXIV for them... :P

Try telling that to Squeenix's upper management. :(
4806  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Escha & Logy uses the Dynasty Warriors engine (no, not Atelier Warriors) on: April 04, 2013, 09:31:40 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/04/atelier-escha-and-logy-is-a-proper-sequel-to-atelier-ayesha/

Apparently this is going to be a sequel to Ayesha.
4807  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Phantasy Star vs. Shining Force on: April 04, 2013, 07:58:37 PM
Here's what I did.

Phantasy Stars 1-3: Borrowed my sibling's GBA collection cart for about a summer.

Phantasy Star 4: Tracked down a physical cart from a used game store so that I had something for the Genesis I needed to hook my SegaCD up to.

Shining Force 1: Wii's Virtual Console from the only sale that service ever saw.


So sorry, I can't actually help you in regards to Sega Retro Game Collections beyond the GBA PS one.
4808  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 04, 2013, 05:54:53 PM
Need more incentive to see Heathers?  It's the best Winona Ryder's ever looked... and that's saying a lot because she's always looked smokin' in movies and she still looks hot.

I stopped giving any fucks about Winona Ryder ever since Alien Resurrection.
4809  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 04, 2013, 05:51:59 PM
Seems like Red Data Girl is really aimed at girls.
The opening is tons of guys with colors and hugs.
The main girl is shy, weak and psychologically and physically harassed + they force a jerk next to her. (20$ she falls in love with the jerk eventually)

I don't think I can watch more of this...

B-but, it was designed to hit ALL the demographics!
4810  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: April 04, 2013, 05:47:15 PM
I like 7 and 8 more than the ACTUAL classic Mega Mans :T

Anyway,

Grow2 - Back in Burstein, headin' back to Rolandia, got like 8 of the manuscripts.

Mask of the Sun - About to talk to the Sage.

FFMQ - While I totally agree that the game is flawed, I don't think it's necessarily any more flawed/flawed differently than most 16-bit era jerpegs.

MM8 was way too gimmicky for my tastes (and Astro Man's stage was bullshit) and MM7 felt way too much like the Gameboy games (which just seemed goofy given how it was on the SuperNES). At least they're both far and away superior to MM&Bass.


Anyways, I've blitzed through the second R&R DLC mission in Awakening in one go. Helped that my standbys were actually promoted this time (and I may have brought a few extra toys along for the ride like Amatsu and Sol Katti). Placement helped a bunch too given that you don't start off surrounded and need to dick around with keeping the NPC assholes from stealing kills or clogging the choke points, and you can actually spend a turn letting the enemy try to funnel out of the narrow passageways while you sit on the other end and chew through them or force them into your effective range. Also helping things was my actually paying attention to skill load-outs using my skill load-out viewing skills (because breaker skills are a bad surprise).

As for naming, while its not new, I did happen to notice that Awakening's localization of Narrave's name is, well Narrave instead of Shadow Dragon's localization choice of Nabral. Also Altenna's new name ended up being Altena. I only got convos out of Lucina and Arvis and Yarne and Zephiel and no battle chats this time.
4811  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mind 0 is not Persona...er...well...maybe not... on: April 04, 2013, 12:39:24 PM
Yeaaah b-b-b-but now we got INTERCHANGING GENDERS.  A GUY WITH A FEM-PERSO.... MENTAL INSIDE NOBODY DOLL (still the funniest abbreviation, maybe even better than Breath of Fire V's "SOL" system).

Still not as ridiculous as My-HiME was. They practically cheated with that one.
4812  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus announces Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl (Etrian Odyssey 1 remake) on: April 04, 2013, 12:34:49 PM
And this is why I was hoping it was a separate Gaiden rather than a straight up remake.
4813  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Surprise! Drakengard 3 (aka; how to damn "nier" lose your shit about old title) on: April 04, 2013, 12:33:19 PM
They gotta stop revealing screen shots and go directly for gameplay. 

I'm willing to cut the crap graphics some slack if it's traditional Drakengard gameplay (where the camera is pulled pretty far back 90% of the time).

The problem with this is that they could do much better than traditional Drakengard gameplay. But as long as there are a ton of cursed weapons with messed up backstories to collect and a dragon to ride and burninate with then it should be fine enough (please don't hide the final ending behind a batshit rhythm minigame showdown).

Also, who, I wonder, is the dragon Mikhail reincarnated from? Hopefully, its not baldy from D1. That guy needed a sharp pointy thing crammed up his ass big time.
4814  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 04, 2013, 12:24:50 PM
Same here. The moment it's announced, I'm going to preorder whatever super giga megma assault battery rapid wizard's companion ultra uber sentinel N7 dragon edition they have.

Meanwhile, that swank FE 3DS I got in February will be seeing a lot of mileage this year (regardless as to whether this pans out or not).
4815  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: April 03, 2013, 07:57:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MURDGxx7FJo

And now for more hilarious retro anime dubs.

Edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftc_Pbhb3IE&t=1m24s

And hilarious video game dubs.
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