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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 07, 2014, 03:22:07 PM
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The sidequests kind of piss me off -- they're sort of mandatory for getting non-trivial amounts of money/if you don't want to grind, and they expire after a certain point, so it... feels obligatory to do them as soon as they come up.


Sounds like my experience with Lightning Returns. You need the sidequests, canvas prayer requests to help Lightning grow her stats. I wasn't conscious of time management earlier on in the game when exploring the maps, but towards the end, I felt like I was spamming chronostasis. I had to make sure I kept my energy points up with a little extra anxiety tapped in the mix to beef up Lightning before going into beat the game boss time if I had to teleport somewhere to complete a sidequest. I still enjoyed the game, but FFXIII-2 is still my favorite in the series.

Also, Aeolus, hilarious recap of FFX. Thanks for the lols man.

As far as my journal update, I've been playing a little Shovel Knight, Pokemon X, but I'll probably put those aside soon to play Persona 4 Golden (Vita) and SMT 4 (3DS).
32  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 07, 2014, 12:04:20 PM
I'm a bit out of the loop with anime, but apparently Netflix has been snatching up "newer" (depends on which way you look at it) anime left and right. My brother just told me to check out Captain Harlock Saga 2013 movie which I think is a retailing of the old school anime in a two hour block with killer CGI. As well as Knights of Sedonia which I was told is cool mecha (exclusive?) anime harken back to the old school anime; Robotech.

And finally, Sword Art Online is supposed to be cool for those who are into MMORPGs and anime (I don't play MMORPGs, but I get the lingo since my wife's really into Guild Wars 2). I'm not the type who has to stream fansubs as soon as their available for current airing seasons in Japan as I'm a bit more of a casual anime watcher these days, but with the titles mentioned above, I def. have the extra motivation to look into Netflix now.

Good times!
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 01, 2014, 01:18:30 PM
So much feels on Miyazaki's current thoughts of Studio Ghibli:








34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 30, 2014, 01:25:17 PM
Later that day :O
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 30, 2014, 12:53:14 PM
What a Final Fantasy themed restaurant may look like:



More pics at:
http://kotaku.com/tokyos-new-final-fantasy-cafe-is-beautiful-1613179423

I could see this being a smash hit if they included recipes from this blogger:
http://ffrecipes.wordpress.com/
36  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: July 28, 2014, 04:33:26 PM
A Feast for Crows def. had some interesting side-plots. I'm a little over a third way through A Dance With Dragons, which I've been told is supposed to run parallel to A Feast for Crows in terms of the general timeline of the A Song of Fire and Ice series, so I won't spoil anything for ya Starmongoose.

I think (personally) what I'm starting to expect from the books is to enjoy the ride and not expect every small plotline/minor house/supporting character's goals and ambitions to be completely fleshed out by the time the book series wraps up, but to just enjoy the ride per say.

There's been so much hoopla on the internet about the HBO show surpassing Book 5 in the next season lately, but I'm happy to say that Mr. Martin said at San Diego Comic Con last weekend that he would not be directing an episode of the show for the first time this upcoming 5th season and choosing instead to sit out and finish Book 6, "The Winds of Winter." See http://www.vulture.com/2014/07/george-rr-martin-winds-of-winter-over-show.html (may contain spoilers so beware)

So there's a good chance we might see The Winds of Winter out next year instead of waiting a few more years for it (keeping fingers crossed). Until then there's the Westeros encylopedia coming out sometime this fall which is supposed to be packed with a ton of history from past wars, lineage, events, etc.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 28, 2014, 12:02:46 PM
$500 (51,300 yen) plush Godzilla from German toy maker, Steiff to commemorate Godzilla's 60th birthday. My god, that must be one of the most expensive plush toys ever to be released.
http://kotaku.com/heres-a-godzilla-plush-toy-priced-at-500-1611941831

38  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Marvel: Ant-Man to retain core Edgar Wright 'DNA' on: July 24, 2014, 10:39:11 AM
Here's the poster that arrived at the start of San Diego's Comic Con today.

39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 22, 2014, 11:16:37 AM
Woo hoo beat Lightning Returns last night. I have mixed feelings about putting the FFXIII trilogy behind me now. All in all, I enjoyed the series despite some frustrations I experienced along the ride. I was thinking about doing a new game+ to get some of the quests I missed through my first playthrough, but I feel like moving on to something new. Anyone here played the new One Piece Unlimited World 3DS game? I've never watched the anime, but the gameplay style looks fun and it reminded me of Ni No Kuni which I loved.

Oh, and congrats Monsoon on your new 3DS. It looks like you have a ton of new titles to play already. You can hit me up on the StreetPass for the summoning a friend benefit if you get in a bind later. Have fun!
40  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Buh Bye Miyazaki on: July 18, 2014, 02:19:20 PM
Discovered two interesting things lately. 1) Hayao Miyazaki spends "retirement" by working everyday at Studio Ghibli mentoring young animators. http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/07/09/hayao-miyazaki-spends-retirement-from-anime-by-spending-every-day-at-his-animation-studio/ and 2) ran across a really cool documentary on how Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli work titled, "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness" some Twitter user Josh Scherr https://twitter.com/joshscherr/status/489842672278851584, uploaded it to YouTube yesterday, but it looks like it's already been taken down. Bummer. I caught the first 15 minutes of it but couldn't stick around for the full two hour length. If you're a die hard Ghibli fan you'll love it, but if you're a casual Ghibli fan, it will probably be pretty boring, quiet and slow.

*Update 1 Aug 2014:
Miyazaki speaking of Studio Ghibli's eventual demise and not worry about it. Told through a series of a few screens captured from the documentary above.
http://kotaku.com/are-you-worried-about-studio-ghibli-miyazaki-apparentl-1614451273
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 18, 2014, 12:39:44 PM

This is what happens when you fall off a trampoline with a dog near by.


Must be the small karts, but this reminded me of Mario Kart minus turtle shells or evil Luigi stare.
42  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: July 17, 2014, 01:42:37 PM
Reach to the Sky - Galneryus.

Awesome instrumental track that starts off Japan's power metal act with their latest full-length album (2012), "Angel of Salvation" with high energy. Somehow very inspiring to me.
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 16, 2014, 06:04:03 PM
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-15/get-more-acquainted-with-your-knees-as-boeing-reworks-737.html

Yikes... I feel bad for people who have to fly often.
44  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Shovel Knight on: July 16, 2014, 01:34:33 PM
Fun game, but already stuck on Lich Yard "Specter Knight" level due to the constant lightning flashes a la "lights out". Timing the jump just right during the flash is tricky. One false move and you miss a ledge support and plummet to instadeath. Shovel Knight has an astonishing 300 cheat codes here: http://www.ign.com/wikis/shovel-knight/Cheat_Codes. I'm resisting using them until I can't continue without outside help.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 15, 2014, 01:31:33 PM
On my last day in Lightning Returns. I'm horrible with time management, but I completed my main quests so I shouldn't be seeing the game over screen when I run out of time, haha. Still playing Mario Kart 8 here and there with wife and friends. I also just started up Shovel Knight for Wii U. Holy crap, I forgot how hard old school side scrolling games are. I grew up with Mega Man, but I always seemed to hand over the Nintendo controller when I fell off a ledge to my older brother who made the game look easy, haha. I love the cheesy dialog and 8bit music score of Shovel Knight. Good times!
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