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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: November 09, 2014, 01:32:04 PM
hopefully with more time and less obnoxious "Groundhog Day" storyline


I don't know about the rest of your worries/complaints/comments, but I can almost guarantee there won't be a mindfuck groundhog day storyline simply due to Naotaka Hayashi no longer being the writer.  He loves that kind of thing.

I don't know how goofball decisions like that get through to productions.  I honestly think I would have dropped the game if I was playing the original Japanese run (that didn't have controlled difficulties/encounters)

It probably sounded a lot better on paper than what either we or Japan got since the game was pretty low effort about the deal. I know when I got to Chapter 5, I was thinking we were going to get something more akin to what FFs V and VI (and to a much lesser extent VII) did and remodel the world to essentially give us a brand new one to explore, instead of "Have a bunch of bosses to refight as you redo the highlights of the last four chapters four more times".
62  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: November 08, 2014, 09:13:06 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/08/bravely-second-adds-even-useful-functions-game/

Some new stuff, including a new Wizard Job, new features like the ability to repeat commands at the press of the button rather than having to select each one manually and new abilities like the Wizard's "Postscript" ability which alters spells with added effects or "Halfies" which looks to make healing items multitarget at the expense of the item's effectiveness.
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (MM3DS announced!) on: November 08, 2014, 04:22:53 PM
http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/majoras-mask-3d-has-been-in-development-for-years-new-features-to-be-announ

The idea of new features make my butt tingle. 

I honestly believe Wind Waker was one of the rare ports done *perfectly right* (YEAH, BLOOM AND ALL).

I can't really imagine any new features beyond making easier to skip forward in time and maybe make the Great Fairy Sword not a C-Button Item (even if it means that you can't just flagrantly switch between two different swords on the fly). I guess they could give the transformational masks an added upgrade to make them slightly more versatile, or at least less region specific, but they don't really need them. Alternatively, they could make the Zora Eggs quest less tedious, or make it so that you can get through Ikana Valley without having to pick up a bunch of masks or something.
64  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 08, 2014, 01:39:20 AM
FFXIII - Beaten.

It's an ok game. Unfortunately it started to fall apart by Chapter 11, which managed to kill the pacing, characters and story in one swift strike. The final dungeon deserves special mention because god, it dragged so much. I had more trouble getting to the boss than fighting it. The ending was a bit of a wtf or maybe I wasn't paying attention. Gonna hit Youtube later to rewatch the cutscenes.

Aaaand that's it.

Nope, you didn't miss a thing. A wizard goddess did it is all you need to know (until the sequel where due to a wizard goddess doing it, a time hole opened up and swallowed Lightning for some reason; also there's a guy literally made of Bahamuts running around trying to save his chronically doomed waifu (or at least one/all of them) and also Sora from Kingdom Hearts but none of that matters because Serah just wants to go on Time Cop adventures with her beloved Sabertooth Snow but the universe wont let her since the aforementioned goddess also made her into a doomed waifu (not to be confused with all the other doomed waifu/s, as she is not the same person as that doomed waifu(s)); at least the plot of XIII-2 isn't as goofy as XIII-3).
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGForums, by the numbers (AKA Josh goes meta all over everybody's asses) on: November 08, 2014, 01:37:50 AM
Alright! Fess up. Which among you are the wise guys? Eh.
...how would the people ignoring you know that you asked them to fess up?  I guess they know now, since I quoted you and they can read that.  Unless they ignore me too.  Damn.  I may have blown my own mind.  I need to lie down a bit....

Just as planed!
66  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: November 08, 2014, 01:34:44 AM
Heehee.  So true...but I bailed pretty early on that one.

I bailed right at the 'this is clearly not a rape scene' in episode 1.

I haven't even watched a bit of it (outside of the occasional gif or imagur gallery), but from the trip reports I've seen thus far, its basically Gundam SEED (right down to those weapons grade acronyms) + Lesbian Prison Porn (thus far no episode has gone by without the female lead getting violated in some way) + Ludicrous Gibs (first onscreen death involved a newly introduced character exploding into a fountain of blood). At this point, my only hope is that this show goes full on Gundam SEED Destiny and has the obvious Kira Yamato stealth protagonist hijack the series from Miss Getsrapedsalot as she goes full on batshit crazy and gets regulated to midboss chump status.

If only Demon Princess Kay were still around, then I could watch her flip out about how badly they're treating the female lead, especially once she got to that aforementioned bait and switch.
67  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: November 07, 2014, 09:02:57 PM
^ bit of a drag. ;/

He has a communication network he can run alone, that does not use any traceable communication architecture and yet can stay in touch with plenty of people anonymously.
He's also a hacker, plastic surgeon, pharmaceutical expert and the world's best brainwasher.

He RIPPED A GIRL'S EYE OUT, KEEPS IT AS A SOUVENIR AND A DAY LATER SHE LOVES HIM AND WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR HIM.

Did I mention that he's also still very young? Like 20s.

+

And the bad guy? He's a genius engineer + surgeon with underground facilities that can become invisible, control his hue and make people's hue clear just by talking to them.

Still a much better written show than Cross Ange.

Christ almighty....
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGForums, by the numbers (AKA Josh goes meta all over everybody's asses) on: November 07, 2014, 01:10:22 PM
It's the other way around, actually.  You can look at a profile and see which users have ignored it.  Like right now, I can see that two people have ignored you.  Back in the day, I could click that and see who those people were. :P

Ah. I see....


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Like right now, I can see that two people have ignored you.

Alright! Fess up. Which among you are the wise guys? Eh.
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGForums, by the numbers (AKA Josh goes meta all over everybody's asses) on: November 06, 2014, 11:00:48 PM
If the person who is ignoring me reads this, tell me who you are.




;)

The best part of being an admin was always being able to see who had someone on ignore.  It was like a little soap opera, but with passive aggression.

Wait!? You guys can see who I have on Ignore? Crap!
70  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 06, 2014, 07:26:46 PM
I have this weird habit of picturing the beautiful and colourful El Nido archipelago... then the 16-bit CC World and it great a really ugly picture in my head...blegh!

I had two big beefs with CC.  One was that it's terribly obscure and contrived with where/what to do next.  Things just sort of 'happen' and little to connect the places in between.  Second, although a great piece of videogame fiction and a brilliant sequel idea, the cluster-fuck spoiler gigaton at the end which gives little visuals to accompany the whole thing and makes the end-game very messy and obscure (mainly because less was clarified than simply just made complicated -- almost like they tried to pack too much in for the amount of time you spend meandering around marches or playing "choose your adventure" for how to get to some old man's house).

The battle system (even though it's hard to talk about), visuals (even for PSX), music (sans the main battle theme), and yeah, the story are fantastic and makes CC a sadly over-shadowed sequel.

I will say that CT did handle a simpler story, but because it handled it so much better I'd give the upper hand to that title instead. 

I like it because I don't really like Kid (between the name, personality, and strange style).  Getting Glenn usually means leaving Kidd behind in her hour of need. :P
Because I'm heartless.

I'd like Kid more if she didn't speak like an Australian stereotype. It was good of them to give the all throwaway NPCs a distinct manner of speaking but they could have gone with something less annoying to read for such an important character.

I'd like Kid more if she stayed in your party for more than a goddamn hour, or at least didn't require completing a couple of endgame sidequests to get back into your party for the remainder of the game.


That too. 

And yeah play WA2.  Should be interesting to see you and Mongoosey's 'comparing and contrasting' opinions :P

Thing is that I'd be playing on actual hardware (assuming it still works, and I have enough blocks of memory to work with; I know I don't have enough for a SaGa Frontier 1 playthrough, and its been next to impossible to rectify this) so I won't be able to post screenshots or gifs, and I don't know how entertaining that would be.
71  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 06, 2014, 11:34:52 AM
I like it because I don't really like Kid (between the name, personality, and strange style).  Getting Glenn usually means leaving Kidd behind in her hour of need. :P
Because I'm heartless.

I'd like Kid more if she didn't speak like an Australian stereotype. It was good of them to give the all throwaway NPCs a distinct manner of speaking but they could have gone with something less annoying to read for such an important character.

I'd like Kid more if she stayed in your party for more than a goddamn hour, or at least didn't require completing a couple of endgame sidequests to get back into your party for the remainder of the game.


I kinda wanna do a Let's Play type thing for these new boards. Or a journal type affair ala Dice. I'm busy with a review game just now, and then I'm going to Germany on the 27th, so it'll have to be when I come back from that.

I find it easier to do a game that has a lot of stuff to pick on, but remains entertaining enough not to become a tedious chore.

Wild Arms 2 is looking to be just the ticket :p

Great. It'll give me a reason to plug it in and play through. Maybe do a parallel run or something since it'll be my first time playing through it too. :V
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: November 06, 2014, 11:23:22 AM
EDIT: Actually, just to announce a small concern I have so far, though it might be early on given the lack of release date beyond "2015" (or "haru/Spring 2015" for Japan it sounds), is that I feel we've really only seen this one beach/plain place than anything else.  Hope we'll see more soon!

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/06/xenoblade-chronicles-x-final-stages-development/

If this is to be believed, then Spring/Summer 2015 might not be so far off in terms of development. I only hope it doesn't take 2+ years for a localized version to come out.
73  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Zelda Musou on: November 06, 2014, 02:44:17 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/11/hyrule-warriors-getting-amiibo-support-month

Spinner announced. "A useful item in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess!" Sure it is Trinnen. Sure it is....


Ninja Edit: http://www.siliconera.com/2014/11/05/zelda-amiibo-unlocks-hyrule-warriors-weapon/

So does Zelda apparently (though nothing specifically named).
74  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: November 06, 2014, 02:13:02 AM
http://gematsu.com/gallery/xenoblade-chronicles-x/november-5-2014/Xenoblade-Chronicles-X_2014_11-05-14_010.jpg.php

I'm thinking that this is probably going to be a sizable portion of the party for the game (barring any late game surprises like Seven was).


Also, I lol'd at the fly over of not-LA's Suburbia. I still can't wait to find out what the deal is with the Nopon hanging around, but its gonna be murder to ignore this game until it comes out here in 2015 2017).
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 06, 2014, 02:05:03 AM
Hopefully we'll get some deets on either SMTxFE, XBCX and/or Code Name S.T.E.A.M..

Well two out of three ain't bad. Especially since we got Majora's Mask 3DS out of it as well.

Also some other stuff involving anime Miyamoto directed, Amiibos, Splatoon, DLC, Kirby Canvas Curse and some other stuff that's on the way.
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