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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PS1 RPG Games on: October 07, 2014, 02:05:26 PM
And yeah, I'll still mourn we don't have the third game.

In all honesty, Radical Dreamers wasn't a half bad VN.  But it still doesn't count as the full fledged entry everyone has wanted for 15 years.

Also Kid>every other RPG heroine not named Celes.

You mean, in spite of the fact that she's out of the party for one reason or another for like 90% of the game? Because she was incapacitated for roughly 90% of the game if you wanted better characters than the crap you got (and Razzly) for sticking with Kid during the early game. That said, I prefer other JRPG heroines over those two like Phantasy Star 1's Alis(a) or Phantasy Star 4's Alys, and I'd take FFVI's Terra over Celes, if only because the latter pretty much hinges on Locke after a while.

The best way I can sum up Chrono Trigger vs. Cross is that Trigger took the most straight forward approach and was just fantastic enough to pull it off, whereas Cross had some really great ideas (dimensional travel versus time travel) and some really awful ones (S.S. Zebless, the 40+ characters versus your three man party with fixed main character taking up permanent residence). Still, it was easily the best thing to come from that Summer of Square compilation that Square did before it screwed the pooch and forgot how to make games.
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 07, 2014, 01:02:09 PM
Finished True All-Star on Hard. Thanks Zelda. I've also collected trophy sets for Wii Fit, Animal Crossing and Game and Watch. Still haven't beaten Classic on 9.0 Difficulty. The final bosses are just such a cluster of crapshoots and you really need a strong/heavy character with good ranged options to deal with them effectively (which was unpleasant to find out when one of my mains, Marth, was almost completely ineffective against it; I miss just how completely cheeseable Counter was against Smash Bosses in Brawl).
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shining Resonance announced for PlayStation 3 on: October 07, 2014, 12:12:27 PM

This sounds so much like Tales of Sakura Taisen it hurts.
64  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: October 07, 2014, 11:56:18 AM

And now we have the Wii U's release date. Hmm, looks like the US is getting this one first, probably due to Black Friday (as if Smash needed the extra help to sell out).
65  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 07, 2014, 11:51:29 AM
I actually rather like how they focus a lot on the other members of Soul Society/Ichigo's friends instead of being central to only the main character. The variety spices things up, the problem is how drawn out some fights are and how they constantly switch between fights instead of focusing on one at a time imo.

And that the fights themselves almost always consist of two dudes pressing their swords against each other with the occasional beam spam and winners are denoted by who's the most recent recipient of a power up (versus whatever implied powerlevels are currently involves since they don't really matter beyond that current arc) or failing that, who can get behind the other guy the most times.
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: October 07, 2014, 12:58:34 AM
At work, we recently acquired a copy of Ninety-Nine Nights.

I remember being vaguely interested in the game way back when I was seeking out RPGs for the 360. Does anyone have any experience with it? What was it like, was it any good?

No and no.

The general consensus was that it was a Dynasty Warriors clone that failed to find its own niche like Drakengard did. It doesn't help that the game was a 360 launch (or early release) title and not the killer app that Microsoft was hoping for. It has a sequel but still, just get a Dynasty Warriors or related game. I hear there's one that just came out for Wii U owners (there's a couple for the 360 as well since its a bloody Musou game and those have been showing up on every console under the sun).
67  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 07, 2014, 12:51:01 AM
Oh yeah. It unfortunately it takes a couple of episodes to get going (the first two episodes are establishing episodes while 3 was pretty weak), but there's probably a couple of good episodes from season 1 depending on your tastes (more like, one or more of these episodes, you will enjoy; the rest are either serviceable or skipable). The second season though is just straight up superior so you have that to look forward to (unless you're looking for a episode that can top the feels of the Space Dog episode).

The only thing I remember from the first FSN anime is this gem:

UFOTable almost had their own DEEN moment though

Silly Rin. Doesn't she know that Virion's the Archiest of Archers.
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 06, 2014, 02:37:45 PM
With the additions of Mr. Game and Watch, Duck Hunt Dog, ROB, and Bowser Jr. I've unlocked everybody in Smash Bros. For. Now to run everybody through Classic and All-Star modes for their trophies. On that note, I'm already done with the Metroid series in regards to that (I've also got three more challenges to go but apparently, the game doesn't count which stage you battle on online).
69  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Maxx plays FFXIII - based on a true story [SPOILERS!] on: October 06, 2014, 08:54:00 AM
I have now made my way to chapter seven. Hope is on his way from emo to psychotic knife wielding maniac while Lighting is making her way from psychotic knife wielding maniac to emo. Balance folks, there has to be balance.
Meanwhile, after hopping and skipping their way through the Disco Forest and battling mutated tomatoes and dancing frogs, Perky Aussie and Danny Glover get ready to board a boat for Vegas. At this point Vanilles happy go lucky exterior is starting to show some cracks, while Danny is  having thoughts ranging from "I'm getting too old for this shit" through "she's too young for me" all the way south to "maybe I should blow my brains out and take my pals with me" territory.

At this point the game is foreshadowing my predicted plot twist in a way that's about as subtle as a hungry dog eyeing a juicy steak. I only have two out of potential six transformers, so I would assume I'm about a third of the way through the game. The story is picking up, the visuals are fantastic and the battle system is getting a little less annoying as more options open up. I still think it's a weak entry in the Final Fantasy franchise due to the amount of content that was stripped for the sake of storytelling. As its own thing though, its not half bad.

Speaking of the battle system, I finally decided on a fine blend of autobattle and carefully hand picked commands. This does seem to be working out fairly well so far. At one point the game told me that there are some enemy types that I probably should avoid. Naturally, the first thing I did when I saw one was to run head first into it's ass, attack and proceeded to lay a five star smack down on said ass. In the end, I decided that while I can beat it, the time required was simply not worth the rewards.

I now face the terrifying prospect of a frustrating stealth section, though I may simply opt to just go the balls to the wall guns blazing path and beat the snot out of everyone that gets in my way, especially since lightning is now sporting a level 20 forgotitsname sword that I probably shouldn't have upgraded so much in the first place.

♪Step into the rainbow!♪

You're actually roughly at the halfway point of the game. Unfortunately, most of your future Autobot companions are kinda dumped on you near the end. Also enjoy the plot while you still can because its about to go completely off the rails in the "Didn't we just do something that completely contradicts what's going on right now? Da fuck!?".

And I see that you've settled on the same method of gameplay that the majority did when playing this game. Especially now that you have commands that are worth getting out before the AI will want to get to them.

Also, the only times you'll want to practice stealthing about is when you really don't want to fight yet another one of those massive sacks of HP enemies (and chances are that you'll have to anyways), or when you're bandying about during the game's Calm Lands section (as most of it is built for postgame shenanigans which will be quite a few levels away from where you'll be when you first arrive, so enjoy the massive fields of hot, fuckoff, death). You aren't really losing anything from fighting anyways (except for the precious hours of your life that you let tick away while slogging through another one of those "WE GET IT! The gimmick fights used to be entertaining the first five times but now its just annoying.").
70  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 06, 2014, 08:33:14 AM

Fucking finally!

Assuming it keeps the date, it'll beat Bleach in knowing when to give it up.
71  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: October 04, 2014, 05:30:43 PM
As a women I was kinda glad the game paired me up with Ion instead of a character like Cass. Maybe it's because I have a soft spot for smart sweethearts, but I thought she was pleasant to be around. Good taste in entertainment too. If I could weave whatever song magic I liked, I sure as hell would have chosen a big mechanical dragon as well!

I did feel a little bad for not being able to tell her I'm not a man. She assumes the player is a dude (and I know most of them are) and is eager to believe there's a possibility they'll someday meet back in her home dimension... Is this what it feels like to be a plot twist?

That doesn't have to mean the end of a relationship. Just look at how it worked out in .//Hack Sign. :v
72  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 04, 2014, 02:16:15 PM
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - still haven't tried Golden Arena mode, but I finished the P4 story mode and started the Episode of Adachi.  I think the story mode's basic structure was WAY better in Ultimax, but I liked the story mode in P4A a little more.  HOWEVER, I haven't done the P3 route yet, so I might be judging too early.  But hey, this game is awesome.  It's exactly what I wanted.  I'm going to be playing the **** out of it on occasional weekends for at least six months. 

P4:AU is like the Smash Bros. of Persona. Amirite?

That said, the reason I couldn't remember the name of the other guy I unlocked is because its Sir and Madam Ic-Nobody. It was nobody. Just Falco, Ness and Pittoo. I've since unlocked Wario, Lucina, Ganondorf, Dr. Mario and Jigglypuff. I've had a bit of trouble getting Ganondorf and Jigglypuff due to the people unlocking them were not my mains or regulars. Also finally beat Nightmare (at 7.0 difficulty) without needing a continue (even if it came down to the same tactic that Samus uses against most of her bosses; spam missiles at it and hope they go down before you do).
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: October 04, 2014, 02:08:27 PM
What is this? Is no tradition sacred? Friday quizzes, strawpolls. What's next? New quiz takers, no more countdown clock?

This is Madness!
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 04, 2014, 01:35:21 AM
Anyways, in preparation for SSB43DS, I went and finished the SSB3.5 that is KI:U. Goddamn that's one hell of a long game. Dense too. And the on-line battles are awesome.

That was probably the best series reboot ever

It certainly rivals Metroid Prime at least.

As for what I'm playing now? See my avatar. I've already got Falco.

He beat me...  Well, actually, the ship did.
I won't lie, I'm having a hell of a time adjusting to the controls for some reason...

And now you know why I spent the last half a month playing through KI:U. :V

Anyways, I've unlocked Ness, Pittoo, and someone else who's name is escaping me at the moment.
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: October 03, 2014, 07:23:39 PM
Wait!?! Shit!!! Today was the third! I kept thinking it was gonna be on Saturday like it previously was. Fucking Cognitive Dissonance.

Oh well, my excuse was that I was in the middle of getting and playing Smash Bros. For.

Hopefully, Monsoon will put his winnings to good use.

And speaking of, what was decided to be the next round's subject?
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