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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: June 15, 2015, 05:56:02 PM
I wonder if the Honey Bee Inn will be in it.


Given that Yakuza 0 had a cat fighting minigame, and that games like Akiba's Trip and Senran Kagura exist, I wouldn't be too surprised if they kept that segment in (though I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up toning down Cloud's anti-hero shenanigans during that segment by a significant amount).
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 05:27:47 PM
Did anyone else lose the EA strea-nevermind its back.

Well either way, Pelé showing up was definitely the highlight of this show. The Battlefront footage was nice but I was struggling to stay awake for the rest of it.

Oh well on to Ubisoft.
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: June 15, 2015, 02:29:29 PM
When XBox was talking about upcoming titles to look forward to at Gamescom, I swear one of the banners was of Cloud, so it might just be true this time.

Nope. The only ones on the screen during the 'go see Gamescom' was the Fable Legends chick, Lara Croft, the Gears 4 guy, Master Chief and someone else I can't quite recall at this particular moment (I think he was either from that Rare Sea of Thieves game or somebody from one of those Tom Clancy games).
64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 02:24:02 PM
Rare Replay announced

...this sounds pretty sweet.  $30, out on August 4th.


Pretty much the highlight of MS's conference right there (other than them lowering a goddamn car down from the ceiling and borrowing CNN's Holodeck technology; camera sold separately). The rest was crap either announced last year, indie games or that 30 second teaser for Dark Souls 3.

Biggest question of MS's E3: How long will this new Backwards Compatibility initiative last this time? 5 Months? 10 Months? How badly will they half-ass it? And how much for the car (or at least that enormous camera that was needed to actually view Minecraft 3D)?
65  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New-ish Earthbound! EDIT: First game on VC on: June 15, 2015, 11:20:57 AM
I wonder if they're using it as a way to blackmail fans test the waters for how much support there would be for an official Mother 3 release

Come now. There's no need to get cynical. The fact that they bothered to release a formerly untranslated JRPG (assuming they didn't just dredge up the wip NES translation which is probably what happened) is still more effort than what's usually put towards bringing formerly Japan-only games to the West (the Wii's VC was fraught with "import" games that were literally just the JP version with a JP Flag tax stuck on it).


Anyways, as someone who owns a Wii U (because I'm an idiot who thought that Monolithsoft actually got their act together and that Atlus wouldn't just continue spamming Persona just as fast as its going out of style), I'll probably get this game once it goes on sale (or Nintendo's Club Nintendo replacement makes me an offer worth pursuing), much like Mysterious Murasame Castle (which they released last year; given the rate they're going, here's hoping for localized FE Gaiden 2016).
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 10:42:45 AM

Nervous if true.

I don't know if I trust modern Square Enix to remake one of my favourite games. :P

Definitely my concern here is that I just don't feel they're "on-point" (in general) right now, I'm worried the dialogue would be stupid, everyone will look like Gackt, and it'll have the same levels of ham that FF7AC did (personally why I feel a graphical update, though less preferred, would be way safer).

It's also kinda strange only Siliconera seems to be reporting it.  ...But would anyone be surprised?  It'd almost assuredly be a guaranteed money-maker; the radio silence since announcing the PSX game was going to PS4 felt equally strange too though.

...I'm posting this anyways:


Frankly, I don't trust Siliconerror enough to put money on this, but it would be awful if it did happen.

(Though a comedy reason for why this might happen is that Squeenix wants to get in on the Smash Bros $$$ once Cloud + Midgar stage is released for that game by pointing to SSB Base that this upcoming game with have that Cloud guy in it.)
67  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: June 15, 2015, 10:08:55 AM
Why has no-one commented on this yet?

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/15/final-fantasy-vii-remake-is-coming-to-playstation-4/

This is either the worst trolling ever and I will be forced to destroy Siliconera with the force of pure hatred OR it's the best gaming news of the year.

Or it could be Squeenix kicking around the idea of a remake again and nothing's gonna come of this.

But no matter how you slice it, we haven't gotten to Squeenix's press conference yet which is why it was being discussed in the E3 General Discusso thread with all the other rumors, speculations, leaks, trip reports, discussions about who won this year's E3 and hilarious/stupid E3 gifs.
68  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 15, 2015, 07:30:08 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Yuri couples are almost never done well. FFXIII-1 was ironically the closest I've seen it get, and that's more due to just how glossed over everything was and how Fang seems to have been written as a male character before getting swapped or something, and its still not that good either. Also Hyouka only really made it to the half way point of its story before its time in the sun was up and KyoAmi dumped it in the same bin as FMP and pretty much everything else they've done outside of maybe K-ON and maybe one or two other shows. They're really fucking bad about adopting full series into anime.

That's not really a KyoAni problem, that's the way the whole industry works.  They want to adapt things while they're popular, meaning while they're still ongoing.  Waiting until a manga/novel-series/whatever is completely finished before doing an anime would probably mean a lot more complete stories but it wouldn't be striking while the iron is hot, so to speak.  But if a show isn't popular enough it's never going to get a season 2 to finish things later.  So there are tons of shows either with either no real ending or a rushed anime-original (and usually bad) ending.

I'm not endorsing it, but it seems weird to blame KyoAni for then when basically the entire industry does the exact same thing.

This is all very well and good, but I never said they were in the first place. I'm just saying that they're below the already painfully low averages.

It's like saying that Sunrise are really fucking bad at being not rampantly misogynistic. Just because they are, doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of other anime studios (or non anime whatevers) that don't view the feminine half of our species as anything more than walking baby manufacturing plants and/or an easy means to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
69  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 15, 2015, 07:18:39 AM
Jupiter Sigil appeared as a prize in Blitzball!  It was a league prize, so I have to play a full 10-game season to get it; I just did a few, so now it's 7 more games but holy shit it's almost 2 AM.  After I get that, I'll have fully-powered weapons for four characters (Wakka, Auron, Yuna, and Rikku) and start messing around in the Arena more.  I've been using guides, but MAN Final Fantasy X opens up in some interesting ways once you get to the endgame.  I just wish that this content was accessible earlier, easier to find, and a little more transparently advertised.  I'll chat plenty about it at the next Retro Encounter recording.  

BLITZBALL TEAM

Forwards: Tidus, Datto
Midfielder: Kiyuri
Defenders: Naida, Ropp
Goalkeeper: Nimrook
Bench: Brother, Zalitz
Players I had earlier and eventually dropped: all the Aurochs except Datto, Zev Ronso, Wedge, Linna, Miyu

The problem with FFX is that you're really meant to be running down that corridor the entire time but the devs still managed to anticipate the player's desire to backtrack by occasionally (and temporarily) opening up the plot gates for you to backtrack through. Of course, this means wading through the game's ridiculous encounter rate, both ways, again and there's not really all that much waiting for you if you do so.


I think SoA would benefit a lot if it made a clear cut between having battles on foot and battles on airship. It is pretty lame to get into random encounters riding an airship. The RNG also seems pretty screwed sometimes. Getting into lenghty random battles in two second intervals can make exploring a chore.


When you get your super aircraft space ship pirate ship, you can fly all the way up or all the way down and you avoid all random encounters.  It's awesome.

EDIT: Got a $20 Wii card and bought the Gameboy Zelda games because I sold them and miss them.
Honestly, Link's Awakening is such a chore to play; the small tweaks and improvements in the Oracle games are a blessing by comparison...  Easily they get a full letter-grade up just for introducing text speed options AND for turning the "heavy rock" dialogue from a full paragraph (in LA) to "Oof! Heavy!" (in the Oracle titles).

I felt that the map and dungeon designs in the Oracle games were a step down from Link's Awakening, but the added content, the fact that they actually legitimately pulled off the dual versions gimmick, and the quality of life improvements that you refer to, are all good enough to put them back on par with LA. Compared to Minish Cap where the new features and graphics didn't justify the hit the Overworld and Dungeons took or some of the other bizarre or downright grindy turns the content took.
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 06:39:55 AM

Welp! Looks like Squeenix might have finally jumped the shark.
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 14, 2015, 11:44:38 PM
So Bethesda's done their thing. They presented the following:

A bunch of prerendered footage of other stuff.
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Footage of Doom '015.
A couple of minutes of Battlefield footage.
A couple of minutes of Elder Scrolls Online's latest expansion + Card Game trailer (that showed almost nothing about the card game).
Dishonored 2: Dishonored Harder, now featuring fem-dishonoree + other guy.
And Fallout 4 + Fallout Shelter + Fallout 4: Minecraft Edition + Fallout 4: Collector's Edition + Fallout 4's Release Date.

I'm really liking what I saw of Fallout 4. The rest I had trouble staying awake for.

So anyways, shots fired. How now Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Squeenix?
72  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 14, 2015, 09:56:51 PM
which in retrospect, makes all the bitching about said ending really fucking moronic.

Sorry but

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Sesshoumarou doing a kill steal against Inuyasha who spent the entire serie questing to improve his sword to kill Naraku just makes you go why.gif

Eh.
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Inuyasha got his final weapon upgrade and got to throw in a few licks against Naraku. Sesshoumarou's contribution was more like Wedge Antillies' during Return of the Jedi where he, Lando in the Millennium Falcon and one of the Rogue Squadron squadies blew up the second Death Star by taking out the core.

Besides, it was Kagome who got in the final shot against Naraku and the Shikon Jewel.
73  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New-ish Earthbound! EDIT: First game on VC on: June 14, 2015, 09:49:18 PM
Even though this game in particular is old jank, I'm not complaining with this since its still an old JRPG that hadn't previously received a localization before, and that alone makes this worth it (especially if they localize something like Mother 3, Seiken Densetsu 3, Fire Emblem 5 or something to that effect down the road).

Though I kinda wish that this ended up on the 3DS as well. Who knows. It might still get there eventually.
74  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: June 14, 2015, 04:58:59 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/14/ryu-in-super-smash-bros-can-use-street-fighter-style-inputs/

More data on Ryu's abilities.

Go figure that he'll control like a Fighting Game character.


Roy's my Boy Edit: And now that I look closer, Roy II's design looks to have borrowed some of the design elements from DrakenRoy and combined it with FE6/SSBM's Roy. Sweet.


Street Edit 2: So the final score is Ryu, Roy II and Lucas for playable fighters; Miiverse, Dreamland N64 and Ryu's Street Fighter 2's stage; and a bunch of other crap like DLC costumes of Heihachi (Tekken), Akira, Jackie (Virtua Fighter), Isabelle (Animal Crossing), Megaman.EXE (Megaman Battle Network), Zero (Megaman X), the Inklings plus Squidling Hat (Splatoon) and assorted trophies for each of the new series are available right now. Of special note is that the Miiverse Stage is free of charge.

Additionally, Hyrule Castle N64 and Peach's Castle N64 stages are in the works, and the next wave of [FUCK YOU NINTENDO!] will include [GUYS YOU WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP YOUR FIRST BORN CHILD TO GET EVEN ONE OF!!!] and will come out [WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER!!!!!].
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 14, 2015, 04:56:50 AM
Oh boy, I'm getting dental implant surgery on Monday so maybe I can watch Sony's conference after I get home while I'm still high on painkillers!  That will make it more interesting.

Honestly, that's probably the only way to enjoy a Sony E3 Press Conference given how they tend to go.

Montage > Talking Heads > More Talking Heads > Crap you've already spent the day viewing > Even More Talking Heads > Repeat until the next Montage > Introduce some useless PoS that'll be DoA or blatantly copies someone else's neat gimmick >  Sports Shit > Talking Heads Returns > The Son of the Montage > Talking Heads Forever: The Marketing > One New Title (usually God of War or whatever's currently in vogue) > And The Return of the Son of the Montage: First Party Edition (hope you were paying attention because this is where the game that you'll be most interested in was featured for the entirety of this year's E3) > See you at TGS our not-TGS TGS Conference.



...

...Well I mean, on the bright side it has a chance to be the best Transformers game. 

...On the other hand, their game output does seem to have an "either/or range" that the game is either amazing or crap.

To be fair, their games are usually crap when they're given very little time or budget to pull off what they're trying to do.

Since this is an Activision game, that is most likely the case here...

And there's the Crushed Dreams....So about that E3?
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