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5086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What's your criteria when choosing a starter Pokemon? on: April 14, 2013, 03:52:30 PM
I've heard the analogy that water= tank, fire= sweeper, grass= special ops. 

I echo the sentiment someone else said that hopefully fennekin won't be a fire/fighting type again, since chimchar and tepig were both fire/fighting. 

I'll definitely be choosing Froakie. 

Also torchick.
5087  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 13, 2013, 10:16:35 PM
Some places have broken street date. I hate them all. :(

Monday night for me, GameStop has midnight release.

I propose that we send in a strike force to the Canadian capital to demand their video game retailers to stop breaking release dates.
5088  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 13, 2013, 01:11:51 AM
Courtesy of the Xseed forums:

Wasn't it Dice who originally posted that there to begin with?
5089  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 12, 2013, 04:20:07 PM
First collector Edition I will buy
Why did you color Terra black for an avatar? I sad face at this....Terra is so awesome

Mourning the General. :(

I figured it was to reflect Terra's Dissida personality.
5090  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: April 12, 2013, 01:16:35 PM
I was expecting them to move straight into the season 2, but I was hoping for the bonds DLC first. Oh well three weeks till bonds I suppose then.

As an aside, I disliked the Spring of Truth paralogue. I first tried it with my normal team and then the NPC attacked the gods twice in one turn and died before I realized she was that stupid. Next time through just used spotpass characters that I haven't touched for half my team so that the mirrors were wimps.

I just bum rushed Team Ditto and made sure that the guest character got a chance to take a swing at her queen doppeloplepolis by cornering her off while keeping the real deal healed.
5091  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone - The Namco X Capcom sequel on: April 12, 2013, 03:19:27 AM

Yeah. Still can't believe that we're getting this. More bothersome though is the fact that between all the SMT games, Xillia actually tempting me to pick up a Tales game since Phantasia, FE:Awakening's DLC needing even more of my money, anything else coming down the line, and this is unfortunately tempting me to give this a pass.
5092  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 12, 2013, 01:28:04 AM
Archer Season Finale: And once again, Sealab is a giant fricken bomb on stilts.
5093  Media / General Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: April 12, 2013, 01:24:29 AM
You still have some people swearing it was shit if ScrewAttack's any indication.

I was mainly disappointed at the time it wasn't traditional Mega Man but in 3D, instead it was sort of a Mega Man-esque 3D Metroid, which I liked for it was more and more as time went on.

Sorta what happened to me as well. I ended up getting it shortly after it came out (along with FFT), initially was disappointed it wasn't MMX5 (although X4 wasn't lighting my Fire Man due to the clunkiness of the PSX engine and the noticeable sequel slide, but I digress), then I started to realize that it was the closest thing we were getting to a 3D Metroid conversion (until Prime came out). Then MML2 came out and won me over almost completely with the variety MML1 sorely lacked.
5094  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: April 12, 2013, 01:14:10 AM
Meanwhile, we're jumping right in to the second season of DLC which, by my estimation, I figure that there's going to be about 6-7 weeks left of content (with 2 weeks before the post game stages and DLC characters are done, and 13 weeks for the DLC weapons at the current rate (today/yesterday was the last day for the DLC Double Duels content)).
5095  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: April 11, 2013, 05:42:58 PM
Finished the 3rd Rogues and Redeemers map in FE:Awakening. Got convos from Nah versus Julius, My Female Avatar versus Katarina, Inigo versus Ursula, Kjelle versus Celina, and Male Morgan versus Linus.

Stage was a clusterfuck but somehow ended up as more of a demonstration of how awesome my team is now given how I only ended up with four casualties (Emelyn-2nd turn in to Katarina proccing Astra and Critting, Gerome-3rd turn in to a combination of Ephraim, Roy, and a mistake, Owain-2nd to last turn to Ishtar proccing Astra, and Lucina-last turn in to Elincia due to low health and having no other alternatives), Yarne didn't die (though he spent most of the battle at 1HP), Inigo didn't die (despite being tagteamed by Ursula and Selena), Nah didn't die (despite holding a check point at 5 HP then healing it all back through Sol and Life Drain), Cynthia didn't die (despite losing her partner Gerome due to a slip-up on my part where I only meant to change his equipped weapon then swap back to Cynthia but didn't and being dogpiled by a combination of Sigrud, Eliwood, Roy, Selena, and Ursula), Brady didn't die (despite being dogpiled by Eldigan and his entourage), and Morgan didn't die (despite me tossing him out into the middle of the fray at turn 1 then having to fend off The Black Knight, Zephiel, Negral, Sephrim, and all the rest).

Now Morgan has an extra 10 points to all of his non HP caps to ram again in preparation for the Challenge DLC maps and to fulfill his destiny of hitting the Assassin's delicious Skill cap of 68. Only noteworthy localization change this time was confirmation that FE6 is indeed being referred to as Binding Blade instead of Sword of Seals.

Now to repromote Noire and Inigo so that I can use them again for Challenge 1 and to recruit Aversa. (Finally got Lissa out of Bride and into a class she hasn't learned both skills from, Falcon Knight).
5096  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 11, 2013, 02:07:52 PM
CE for NA and Europe for $99 (and whatever EU equivalent of $99 is).


Comes with what looks like the Ichibichan figure, artbook, music, and special box (lawls).  I want.  I think.

Special Edition for only...$100 bux!!!!! :stonk:

I can't afford that even if I wanted it. Not like the preorders haven't already been cleaned out in a 50 mile radius from where I live already (if there was ever going to be one retailed within this timezone to begin with).
5097  Media / General Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: April 11, 2013, 12:46:58 PM
The tl;dr is that Capcom pretty much threw the baby out with the bathwater in regards to DmC and didn't bother to replace it with anything worthwhile. The game lost its identity and the reason why fans should choose it over anything made by Platinum Games.
Uh, no. The only thing wrong with the new DmC are some technical niggles and gameplay quirks that should be ironed out if NT does a second entry. For their first DmC game it was fine. Like I said in the DmC thread it is a worthwhile action game and anybody still whining like a little bitch about it needs to get over it already. Sorry, but the DmC whining is getting old really fast. You don't have to like the new DmC, but making a claim like they fucked the whole thing up would only hold water if it was a truly terrible game, which it isn't. Also, the examples you named would work fine if the developers worked at it. IMO, DmC worked okay. It's not the best example I'd give of a reboot/overhaul, but it's nowhere near as bad as you claim.

Look. So sorry that I offended your sensibilities.

I'll admit I haven't played the new DmC and had only been going off of impressions, I've only played DmC3, didn't care for it that much, mistake mine, yada yada, lets move on.

Honestly, its a moot point on what I would've or wouldn't have done with this Megaman Prime game had the franchise not had a stake driven through its heart and its rotting carcass strung up on a pole and paraded down Main Street Fighter Capcomia because all it is now is just another vision of the world that could've been had Crapcom not have been a complete bag of dicks. Maybe other fans would've and maybe other fans wouldn't have, but what we do know now is that its impossible to know for sure anymore.
5098  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New pick ups (curious about opinions) on: April 10, 2013, 08:06:18 PM
Disgaea is also enhanced and cheaper on PSP/DS than on PS2, but I'd go with DDS.
edit: I'm pretty sure at least most of those are also cheaper than $30 on amazon.

But didn't Disgaea on the DS suck?
5099  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Muramasa Rebirth coming to North America on: April 10, 2013, 01:49:15 PM
It didn't have a very strong start, and a lot of publishers assumed that it was in the same boat as the PSP, which bothers me since a strong launch line-up is really not the norm any more.

Like they ever were? The only real outliers in terms of launch line-ups were the SuperNES and maybe the PS2 and Gamecube (and the N64 if you're willing to overlook the fact that said lineup only consisted of 2 games).
5100  Media / General Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: April 10, 2013, 01:41:44 PM
I have to disagree that it could have gotten away with whatever it wanted. People made it their mission to destroy that game for being different, and by god, they succeeded.

Plus, it WAS an excellent game. It's not the inbred technical extravaganza that was DmC4, and I understand people wanted more of that, but that isn't what the game set out to be. It was completely successful in doing what it set out to do.

And Metroid Prime WAS fantastic.



I doubt Mega Man fans would've ripped this apart though. Namely because we were used to Capcom whipping some new spinoff series together every so often. Besides, considering how I always viewed Mega Man Legends 1 as the closest thing to a 3D Metroid game of the PSX era, and that the ZX games were aiming to become Metroidvanias (and missing the mark by a wide margin), I don't think a Metroid Prime styled MMX game would've gotten boo'd out the door like you seem to think it would've.

As for DmC, what do the games have going for them in the first place? Let alone what they have going for them now that hasn't been done better by other series'? When you look at the new game, do you think it addressed the most fundamental issues surrounding DmC or do you think they just reskinned the series so that nothing really changed except everything in regards to the lore, setting, style, and spirit of the series?

To make a comparison, try imagining a Persona game set in an American College or a British Orphanage instead of a Japanese High School. The gameplay's the same but the atmosphere, the writing, and even the artstyle will probably be different (for the sake of the argument, let's assume that Atlus wont just have everything turnin' Japanese anyways). To make a less tortured comparison, try imagining a sequel to The World Ends With You not being set in Shibyuya (or however its spelled), Japan and not featuring Noruma's designs or the accompanying atmosphere, of any kind.

The tl;dr is that Capcom pretty much threw the baby out with the bathwater in regards to DmC and didn't bother to replace it with anything worthwhile. The game lost its identity and the reason why fans should choose it over anything made by Platinum Games.
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