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5086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Arc Rise Fantasia on: August 27, 2010, 08:02:12 AM
And yeah, I honestly haven't played a more traditional JRPG like this in years, last one probably being Vesperia and before that, I can't remember. Finally got a world map to explore instead of the new trends of (a) story-to-story maps, (b) central hubs or (c) point and click destinations. No disrespect to those styles, but an overworld is a lost art in RPGs and so are turn-based battles. ARF's battles system is basically Skies of Arcadia refined which is a great thing.

If you like world maps so much why aren't you playing DQIX or Glory of Heracles right now? (Well Ok maybe not GoH since that game's world map has only the most superficial functions of a world map much like Grandia 2's.)

That said, I still can't find a single reason to care about this game. I just keep assuming its like a Tales-ified version of Luminous Arc (aka, Effort? What's effort? Something you put into games? But if everybody else puts this 'effort' in their games then our game's gimmick will be no effort. Brilliant!, or something to that effect).

The tl;dr is that I regret putting any time into LA since it seemed to be more time than the developers put into it, and I have a feeling that this game is the same way.
5087  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: August 26, 2010, 03:09:05 AM
DQIX: Rebirth

Two more to go before I can start collecting the top maps.
5088  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest IX on: August 24, 2010, 09:27:21 AM
DQIX finally came out here a few days ago. I've played around 15 hours so far and, honestly, it's not grabbing me that much. The gameplay is decent, but I'm struggling to keep motivated with the boring story and lack of plot-related characters. The open-endendess of "go grab whichever fygg you want first" is not a bad idea in principal, but it hasn't been executed all that well.

That and status ailments are a joke in battle. Do they EVER work?

War Cry was awesome for me up until the end game. But then again, I spent most of my time stealing shit so that I wouldn't have to spend any money on anything other than resurrection and resting expenses.

Sap and Sap like effects are still worth it but know that its effectiveness is based around your caster's Magical Might stat and the target's resistances.

One thing to remember though is that status effects aren't that important during the main quest. During the Grottoes, on the other hand, are a completely different story.

Also also the main plot is pretty much focused on whatever immediate threat to the world is present. There are, however, a number of additional plot threads that are touched upon during the main quest but will only be explored during the post game DLC like the mystery of Brigadoom's fall or the nameless king in the Quarantomb and so on.

I almost gave up on DQ9 but then I followed Cyril's advice and I am a good way into the game.

...................but I have hit a brick wall and need help.

I have collected 6 Fygg's but I now fine I need 7 to advance.

I know the 7 places to go to get the fygg's because I have been to all of them. If I use a Chimaera Wing all 7 places are on the menu, so I can go to any of them.

Is there any way I can tell which  Fygg I did'nt collect without having to play through the areas again?                

The location of the Seven Fyggs are as follows...

Swinedimples Academy
Zere Rocks
Tywll Cave
Tower of Trades

Stella's pretty good at telling you where you need to go to next. Also pressing Y will bring up a world map and a short blurb about your most recent plot accomplishment.

What about port llaffin?  (The name is pretty fuzzy to me but it is the place south of All Treades abbey.

You need to go through Port Llaffan to get to the third continent so he's probably already gotten that one. The only one's he could've missed thus far are Alltrades Abbey (if he has access to class changing then he has this one already), Zere Rocks (it'd take you like ten seconds to check if you've gotten this one or not just by exploring the place), Gleebra (go to the throne room and check if the Lizard is there or not), Batsureg (most likely since its a pretty involved quest line, check if the chief has steppe down yet), and Swinedimples (check for the weapon masters since they won't appear if the dungeon is not yet complete).

If all of these are done, then head back up to The Observatory or wherever Stella tells you to go to next (check battle records or press SELECT).
5089  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 21, 2010, 05:21:11 AM
Yeah, it does have some high school comedy in it  but after 13 The anime just ditches the story and goes totally just for that. Its sorta justified seeing what happened at the end of episode 12, but that doesn't mean it sucks any less. Going to watch 16-20 later and hopefully it gets back on track again.

A month late but the premise of the show did involve a whole lot of sucking so you should've known wha tit was going to come down to in the beginning.
5090  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Futurama on: August 21, 2010, 05:15:44 AM
So far it looks like they're keeping

Fry and Leela's relationship

and not gone back and retcon'd it or something. Not sure if that's a spoiler, but just wanted to be safe.

I wouldn't consider that a spoiler. One thing I'm wondering about this season though, did they air the episodes out of order? Because in some episodes it seems they're just friends, whereas in this week's episode they were obviously still a couple (for what it's worth, I thought it was excellent).

I highly suspect that their current romantic relationship level is somewhere around coworkers making it past first base. Before their relationship levels where at Fry desperately trying to go out on a date with Leela and Leela making silly excuses like having sweaty boot rash or something.

Either way their S-Link levels are nowhere near the levels of the common JRPG/anime main character relationship to girl next door/JRPG princess (at least in the sap/drama/inability to perform departments), so don't expect them to stay devoted to each other all the time or have an argument free relationship now that they've confirmed.

At the very least they're making progress (now if only Fry can forget that he's in any meaningful relationship with anybody while Leela acts like a stuck up tusndere even though she's blatantly pining for him then take forever to dick around with this bullshit while Amy and uhn...Fry's old girlfriend, the newscaster lady, or Mom or something try to ineffectually slip into Fry's pants through the use of gratuitous panty shots and bathing/shower scenes, also everyone else needs to fade into the background as they are unimportant/not walking T&A).

Coincidentally I might not enjoy a Futurama: The Anime.

On a serious note this episode was hilarious.
"I've always loved you Scruffy!"
5091  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The video game commercials thread on: August 21, 2010, 04:46:56 AM
Double Posting in honour of Metroid: Other M coming out.


Comes with ads from Super, Fusion, and Primes 1 & 2.

Great Metroid Live Action Ad or the Greatest?
5092  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best RPG of the decade on: August 21, 2010, 04:07:15 AM
From the Abyss.

5093  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What are the best Atlus strategy games? on: August 21, 2010, 04:06:28 AM
I think he's referring to the box Stella Deus came in. PSX jewel cases aren't nearly as tough.
5094  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Death by Caffiene on: August 20, 2010, 11:55:25 PM
It'd take about 100 cups of coffee to turn me into a mysterious orange blur.
5095  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 20, 2010, 11:53:15 PM

Pay attention or you'll lose the tie off your neck.
5096  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: August 19, 2010, 05:08:53 AM
Finally decided to get into Final Fantasy XIII. I'm digging it so far, but a few things bug me. The writing is horrendous! How many friggin' times do we need to hear Snow referred to as "The Hero"? Didn't someone(ANYONE!) think to MAYBE change up the dialog a bit? I don't get it. Then there's the ridiculous duo of Hope and Vanille. God, they are annoying. And that weird accent of hers...just bizarre.
I like Lightning, and Sazh is a great character so far. All the silly story BS is going in one ear and out the other, and that's just fine with me.
The graphics and music are damn good. The battles are super fast, if a bit boring. I suppose this will be remedied later on.
Overall positive so far. We'll see where it goes.

"Moms are tough!" *Promptly dies*.

Best line of the game.
5097  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Let's design the most cliche RPG story ever on: August 16, 2010, 07:55:48 PM
points like this would be good times to have branching plotlines

originally, I was thinking each time we have multiple choices of something we can do (do one thing instead of something else), we could quote that post with an "option not taken" but it'd probably make this thread too unorganized

we could do that latter after we complete the main route. Doing that now would make the story too convoluted.

Or, we could make a second thread. Just give it a different title, different enough to not confuse the two, but clear enough so that people know it branches off a point in this thread. You could even make multiple threads if you wanted, though that might get a little crazy. But I think two or even three would be alright for now.

Or we could just make this board into a generic RP board and be done with it.

I vote that we don't do that and instead stick with the mercy killing of this thread.
5098  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: the next time someone says..... on: August 16, 2010, 04:59:30 PM
It's hilarious that its actually generally considered less morally bankrupt to clone someone than polygamy is. Which means its more acceptable to find and marry a hot young lesbian, clone her a couple of times, then have a freaky orgy with her and the clones.

Wait, what?  This is complete nonsense.  Two points:

1)  Plenty of people find the idea of human cloning (regardless of reason) to be abhorrent.  (Personally I think that's silly, but that's not the issue)  It's not a major issue at the moment since it's still largely theoretical, but you've seen how the religious right reacted even to stem cell research.  The very premise of your statement seems flawed.

2)  How is what you described not polygamy?  How can  anyone find it 'more acceptable' than polygamy when it includes polygamy?  Or do you not consider clones to be people?

I'm all for criticizing 'traditional marriage' proponents, but let's do so by sticking to facts.  When you start making arguments like the above then you're as bad as they are.

There is one thing that you have so far failed to realize. There IS an actual survey out there that I'm referencing here (or that the Colbert Report was presumptively referencing since that's where I saw this on) and that if you have a problem with this then you are bringing it up to the wrong person.

Besides its not polygamy since its all with the same person. I just have to make sure I marry all the clones since the afore mentioned survey would have my hide if I was cheating on my hot sexy wife with one of her clones since adultery is considered to be the worst offense on said survey.

I love me some ridiculous moral double standards.
5099  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Let's design the most cliche RPG story ever on: August 16, 2010, 04:34:04 PM
At that moment, the kitten wakes up realizing it all to be one hideous nightmare, and vows to never again read the RPGFanFic boards.

The End.

There. No more dead kittens.
5100  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Kids these days on: August 15, 2010, 10:34:26 PM
Now I'm not that old, but seriously, kids these days.

Gone are the days of lemonade stands on the street corners.

There's probably a reason for that.
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