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16  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 14, 2014, 12:08:38 PM
On a related successful note, from Kotaku:

Going through chapter 5 right now. Ringabel is turning into my favorite character. :]
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: March 12, 2014, 12:00:22 PM
Sega Dreamcast Shows Up… As A Fighting Game Character?!

Saw this on Siliconera this morning and just had to post. :o

Story link:
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The hardest game you ever beat. on: March 12, 2014, 11:21:59 AM
Probably Xenogears. Which... might have a legitly hard final boss if you did what I did and never got Hypermode for Fei.

Funny you mention this game. I had the hardest time beating this game too. I literally finished the boss with 1 HP left on one of my characters and was shocked I actually won with my last attack. I beat that game a decade or so ago and still think about it today how I barely beat it... and if I didn't... well... I don't think I would've bothered again with the boss since the fight was waaay long and frustrating for me. I had something similar happen with FFX too, but don't remember the fight being as hard as Xenogears.
19  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: March 11, 2014, 05:28:02 PM
Just started "A Dance With Dragons." I powered through the first four books of A Song of Fire of Ice, but took a break to read some non-fiction books to give myself a break from George R.R. Martin's great fantasy series.

I also picked up "Beyond the Wall" a collection of essays of different fantasy critics and authors take on A Song of Fire and Ice series and what they think is really occurring beyond the wall and other themes Martin eludes to in that particular series. Their thoughts and opinions are comprised of what is already been published books 1-5 and not the forthcoming books that Martin is still writing.
20  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 11, 2014, 01:47:27 PM
Annubis, from your viewing of the original Orguss, it sounds like you'd like Yoshiyuki Tomino's less popular anime, but cool mecha designs in Aura Battler Dunbine. It's not Gundam or Macross, but you can def. see those similarities in the obscurity of a lost world, biological concepts, and cool mecha designs. ADV put out a boxset many years back, but I don't know if you can find the set nowadays.

I did love the follow up to Orguss in Orguss 02. I watched that OAV over and over on VHS in the mid-late 90's before DVDs became the next big thing in the early 00's. Plus Orguss 02 had one of the coolest openings to an OAV anime I've ever seen.
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: March 10, 2014, 06:00:57 PM
A brutally honest game trailer for all those Mario Kart racer fans that grew up with this beloved offshoot Mario game:
22  Media / The Soundroom / Babymetal on: March 07, 2014, 02:55:46 PM
In the 90s, I listened to a lot of punk bands and played drums for a punk band in high school for a short stint. After high school, I expanded my listening appreciation to various styles of metal. I liked European metal bands predominately... specifically; power, prog, and Gothenburg metal. I'm still a big metal fan today, although I haven't been to a concert in a while.

Anyway, onto topic at hand: Babymetal.

Last night my wife was blaring a video on YouTube via her iPad. My ears were perplexed. If there could be such a thing. On one hand (or ear, pun intended)... I heard death metal and on another I heard j-pop. I was confused as to what I was listening to, so I got off the floor from playing "Bravely Default" to watch this video clip.

My eyes were just confused as my ears were. After the video was over I asked my wife what they were saying and she said the article she was reading on USAToday said they were singing about how the three female pop singers love chocolate. Chocolate? Really? Never would have guessed it, but then again I can't understand Japanese.

This post was a little long winded, but you have to see video to make up your own opinion of this new genre, "j-pop death metal."

USAToday article:

YouTube video that went viral, "BABYMETAL - ギミチョコ!!- Gimme chocolate!! - Live Music Vid"
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 07, 2014, 11:07:52 AM
Hello, my brave fellow warriors!

I've been grinding away at my jobs/exp so that the chapter 4 bosses would be easy. Went to beat them last night and got my behind handed to me. Funny thing was, I was on normal difficulty, not even hard, lol... Ah well.

If you guys are saying chapter 5 is long, I'm a bit worried then. Might just power through. I really hate to drop the difficulty to easy or miss any asterisk opportunities since I have almost all of them... I feel like I'm cheating if I drop encounter rate or difficulty rate, but when the bosses spam attacks that drop 2500+ hp to the party w/ailments then not sure what to do.

Are there any "must" abilities/equipment I can adapt to my characters so that bosses don't dropkick my team in one round?
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: March 05, 2014, 03:53:01 PM
I don't own a GoPro camera, but this is a heartwarming story for this pelican who learns to fly again.
25  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: March 03, 2014, 12:27:14 PM
Starting "The Legend of Legendary Heroes" this week.

On a semi-anime related note... these Gundam and Zaku donuts look awesome: http://kotaku.com/there-are-gundam-donuts-in-japan-1535059651

Would love to enjoy these while watching "Mobile Suit Gundam UC (OAV)"

*Note to mods* oops.. meant to post this in the anime thread. sorry.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: February 26, 2014, 02:32:26 PM
Epic Metal Shining Force Medley by Connor Engstrom

Pure epic cheesiness starts at 01:18.
27  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 26, 2014, 11:36:53 AM
Kon-tiki:  Damn some people sure go to great lengths for something they believe in.  I applaud the real men the film was based on.  It's streaming on Netflix, so check it out.

Awesome. I watched the trailer and it looked really good. I think I'm going to read the book first... it's going for about $5 on Amazon.

Kinda on a related note of movie theme about people surviving at sea; I finally got around to "Life of Pi". Epic movie. I can see why it won a few awards. The visuals were amazing. I liked the young and old version of the main character. I nearly teared up at the end. There's another one I may watch too. "All Is Lost" with Robert Redford. The thing is, I heard there wasn't any dialog for the movie. It's literally Redford trying to survive at sea sailing his boat solo.
28  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: February 25, 2014, 11:05:03 AM
I just saw The Wind Rises, Miyazaki's latest (and supposedly last) film.  In theaters, no less.  That's a change for me.

Heh.. it's hard for me to see him retiring since he plays such a pivotal role with Studio Ghibli. Perhaps he'll step down writing, directing, producing duties, but I expect to see him somehow stay involved (perhaps a mentor... or creative consultant) with the company he helped grow since it's inception. He's still not 100% confident in his son, Goro's responsibilities. I'm looking forward to this movie though. It'll be the first Miyazaki movie I'll have seen in the theaters since Howl's Moving Castle. Right now I could see "The Wind Rises" at an indie theater a hour drive from me, but I'll probably wait until my local theater 5 mins from me shows it on Friday.
29  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Working on '90s Console Wars' Movie on: February 24, 2014, 03:26:32 PM
This could be good:

News article suddenly reminded me of this hilarious scene from 40 Year Old Virgin:
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 24, 2014, 01:55:10 PM
starting danganronpa today.

Is that a Shin Megami Tensei: Persona kinda game? The closest I've come to playing a visual novel game is Ar Tonelico.
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