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5086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Totorie, Alchemist of Arland 2 announced for the PS3 on: March 24, 2010, 07:25:43 AM
Got this from Neogaf/Dengeki

Takes place 5 years after Atelier Rorona

Totorie (...Totouria...? Helmond), age 13 is aiming to become an adventurer to find her mother who was an adventurer of significant reputation (hey look..instead of a son looking for his father in an RPG...a daughter looking for her mother lol)

Graphics have improved significantly and was to allow for Kishida Mel's designs to be represented more faithfully

Can go adventuring in the entirety of the continent of Arland
1.25x voiced parts compared to Rorona
Development is more or less done...just final polish
Rorona's 22 now.

There were some comments as to Rorona being a bit easy so difficulty has been increased.

Adventurer's permit/licensing system.

Sorta like Atelier Rorona 2.

So is Rorona Totorie's mother? If so lol Japan.
5087  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Futurama on: March 23, 2010, 09:10:17 AM
Good news everyone indeed! :)
5088  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Old SNES games on: March 22, 2010, 01:03:18 AM
You're all fools. Actraiser is the best one of the lot. More games need to mix Action, RPG, and Sim management.

That said, IoG is an excellent runner up as far as my nostalgia goes. Terrengima would've been better if the town building came earlier and didn't force the plot to be both boring and annoying. After the security robot the game got a whole lot better. Granstream Saga was pretty lame combat but isn't a terrible game in of itself as far as I've gotten. Need to finish it though.
5089  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best JRPG ever on: March 22, 2010, 12:53:16 AM
When I first played CC I hated it but then I went back and played it and like it more than CT and now I still like it more than CT, but I don't really like CT that much anymore, and I'm not huge on CC either.

The battle system, despite having neat mechanics, is slow as fuck, and attack animations take way too long. I mean like, the spells and unique character techs in particular, but also enemy attacks.

Also, like CT, the game is easy to the point of stupid.

The removal of combos in CC doesn't really bother me, because CC has about as many *actually useful* combos as CT. I also appreciate how much elemental weaknesses actually mattered, and that status attacks worked. I just wish the game was hard enough to, like, you know. Require them.

And the plot is admittedly sort of out there, but uh, it's a JRPG. If a JRPG doesn't have a plot that goes completely insane, it's probably from the 80s.

At least CC had the decency to include a fastforward option that worked inside and outside of battles. More RPGs really need fastforward buttons for their gameplay.
5090  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Health Care WHARRGARBL Topic on: March 22, 2010, 12:35:01 AM
Right now the thing I see most coming from this is the precedent that change can occur from Washington and that Democrats can actually get something done (even if it took the political equivalent of moving heaven and earth to get them to do it).

Now that it's done though I can look forward to every politician for the next 20 years never do anything more productive than shamelessly take credit for anything good that comes out of this as his idea and blaming everything else on the other guy while tax cutting their way into their constituents hearts (and pocketbooks).
5091  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you've never seen in an RPG but want to. on: March 21, 2010, 04:35:47 AM
Characters who's outfits show wear and tear as the game progresses.

The closest I've ever seen an RPG get to this is after the second sewer dungeon in Xenogears where Elly says she needs a bath after crawling around in the sewers. And given how every JRPG ever has at least one mandatory sewer level you'd think more characters might need to change their clothes from the outfit that they were wearing while they were wading waste deep in feces.

One of the interesting things about Shadow of Colossus is how The Wanderer's appearance looks more and more ragged and demonic as the quest continues until the final Colossus where he looks like a pale, sickly, ragged, worn out shadow of himself.

Full Frontal Nudity

Well, there are eroge RPGs like Brave Soul and Lightning Warrior Raidy, but those are said to play rather badly.

They really need to hurry up and get the remake of LWR2 out of the door. At least it fixes some of the more fundamental problems of the remake of the original like not having maps of a floor until the end of said floor, and so on.
5092  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: White Knight Chronicles dated for the US on: March 20, 2010, 11:53:42 PM
A little thread necromancy time.

So I was looking into this game to see if it had anything of redeeming value to justify wasting my time and money on it compared to the other 1001 other JRPGs out this month.

So far, aside from the custom avatar and multiplayer, my overall opinion of the game has soured to the point where I can't even justify having even the slightest interest in the sequel. I knew that the SPQ wasn't worth the time, but wow! This game fails so hard that I just had to express my disgust.

There's disappointment, then there's WKC, and then there's anything made by Tri-Ace this generation (save for Resonance of Fate).
5093  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: March 19, 2010, 10:23:02 PM
MP1: Man alive! I can't believe how far I got on the Standard sensitivity setting for all things turning and shooting. The Advanced setting really sped up the turning speed and allowed me to make short work of the Omega Pirate. Now questing for fetching Artifacts.

Pokemans: Finally caught me a Houndoom. Those fuckers were a bitch to catch due to how Roar happy they were. I eventually nabbed one using a combination of a Hippopoato (for it's SandStorm ability), a Lilliep (for it's Suction ability), and a Pikachu (for ThunderWave). At least I had a chance to evolve a lot of pokes (thanks to most of the pokes in the vicinity clocking in at about 450 Exp apiece).
5094  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Old SNES games on: March 19, 2010, 12:33:21 AM
Out of the three, Paladin's Quest is probably the best. I'd pick that one up and see how your mileage varies before picking up Lagoon (and if I had to choose between Y's 3 and Lagoon, I'd pick up Y's 3 in a heartbeat just for the killer soundtrack alone).

I would simply advise to stay the fuck away from Secret of the Stars.
5095  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Mega Man 10 on: March 18, 2010, 07:03:29 AM

Spotted this early this morning. Thought it was at least worth a chuckle, though, its a little too short IMO.
5096  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 17, 2010, 05:31:28 AM
How much does one need to watch of the original to enjoy Brotherhood?  Because I have not watched all of the original.

It would actually benefit you to watch the first half of the original (up to the introduction of Dante then stop and never look back) since Brotherhood has it's finger on the fast forward button for the first 14 episodes or something like that. Or go read the manga for the first 35-40 or so chapters. Either way, the original, when it was following the manga, did so very well despite the filler and the liberties it took to allow the plot to continue after the divergence, and you owe it to yourself to cover those events outside of Brotherhood since some really dramatic stuff is glossed over a bit too much.

Afterwords, it gets better to the point of being almost as good as the manga and even surpassing it during fight scenes.
5097  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 16, 2010, 05:33:43 AM
Marathoned Baccano. Fun series even in face of the violence. Best part was when the crazy bandit couple suddenly realize out of the blue that they haven't aged a day in the last 75+ years. Also having one of the unnamed characters in the opening be the most important one of them all.

Also started up Mobile Suit Gundam and have reached episode 24. So far, at least 5 characters of note have died thus far, and I expect that number to at least quadruple in the remaining episodes. Also also, it was sort of awesome in a nostalgic way to see the old Toonami opening and closing on some of the episode. Humorously enough, at one point I was thinking of how some of the episodes were driven by the lack of supplies which then reminded me of how ST: Voyager never dealt with supply issues unless the writers didn't feel like they wanted another episode of making the Borg look like pussies or didn't have the budget to alter some masks and introduce yet another alien civilization that will never be seen or heard from again. That alone makes MSG a vastly superior show despite retarded episodes like Amauro parking Gundam in the middle of an open field on a bright sunny day with zero cover to strip the bombs that were him set up and while all this was happening a bunch of enemy soldiers were chilling in the nearby forest watching him save the Federation's new super weapon and even congratulating him once he's finished (with the other crew members' help, of course) rather than trying to shoot at him or the bombs or something. But again, still vastly superior to ST:Voyager.

Also also also, is anybody here watching FMA:B? If you aren't YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!!! Shit's gotten real and won't stop getting realler until the end of the series.
5098  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: March 16, 2010, 04:26:48 AM
5099  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: March 15, 2010, 04:29:49 PM

Everything about this feels like a DOS game. It's giving me warm fuzzies. I just got the ability to slide. The ability to dash in both directions is neat and I wish they kept that in Aria, actually.

Now I sort of want Circle of the Moon, though I remember not liking it when it was new. Then again, I'm sure the DS would make it not look completely awful, what, with having a proper backlight and all.

SotN... Still dicking around the second castle. I think I have three of Dracular's guts now. I'm... roughly in the inverted clock tower area.

Nothing else's been played, really, though I'm really considering playing MML a bit tonight, out of curiosity. Partially because I want to see if it has that bizarre texture warping issue that every Square PSX game seems to have.

Oh, speaking of which, spent a lot of time on FFIX this weekend, sort of. Played the card tournament up to the attack on Alexandria. I think my ideal FF game would be FFVII's storyline, FFIX's characters, general high quality of writing, and wonderful aesthetics, FFX's battle system, and FFVI's music. As it stands, though, FFIX is, on a hollistic level, STILL my favorite FF so far, even as I'm getting further into disc three.

Fucking weird how young everyone is, though.

And now, plant porn:

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/8890/dscf3003x.jpg (You dis my wallpaper I cut you).
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2287/dscf3002c.jpg (I swear to god).

CotM wasn't all that great considering just how short it is. It really feels like a game made with the mentality of it being a portable game right after the GBC era ended. Still the DSS thing wasn't totally terrible, although the absolute lack of healing items of any kind are.

Also I would add FFVIII's card game in place of IX's to that list of changes. Or one with a comprehensible rule set at least even if its Xenogears' Speed.
5100  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: March 12, 2010, 10:58:43 PM
I started Magic Knight Rayearth for the Saturn.
I'm jealous. I still wanna play that. Well, there's a lot of Saturn titles I'd love to get my hands on.

Yeah. I've got a pretty big collection of import and domestic Saturn games. Mostly I've got it to play shmups, it's a pretty weak system for RPGs. Albert Odyssey is fun enough. Dark Savior is awful. Panzer Dragoon Saga is too collectible. Really, the king RPG on the system is Shining the Holy Ark.

What about Dragon Force or Shining Force 3 Part 1, or are they too strategy for your taste?

That said, I'm currently down in the Phazon Mines in MP1. I'm currently cleaning house in the cave to the Necrogond in DQIII. And I'm one PokeRadar Pokemon away from clearing out the West Side Story of Pokemon Pearl.
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