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76  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 24, 2014, 06:28:37 PM
There's also other references to it with characters, such as "Braev Lee."

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Or how about the subtitle of “Flying Fairy” for Bravely Default? I just discovered on the title screen that the letters around the subtitle get blacked out to just reveal "lying airy" which makes sense plot-wise when you get later into the game. My mind was blown, lol.
77  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PS3/4/Vita SRPG Natural Doctrine on: March 19, 2014, 01:29:29 PM
...and Vandal Hearts

THIS! My curiosity and attention are now ready.
78  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 19, 2014, 11:24:13 AM
I got a love/hate relationship with smartphones. In this great year of 2014, I still own a basic phone. I might be making the leap to smartphone when my phone contract runs up in the next year or two.

Some reasons I've held out this long on getting one:

1) Wife has a droid that she's chained to. I'm usually out and about with her. If we need a place to eat, she pulls up the Yelp app. Or can check a flight status time via Southwest app while we wait in the cellphone lot. On the down side, her eyes are always glued to social media chat apps for her card based games or she's playing her casual games: Candy Crush, Words With Friends, etc. She's much more social than me, so it would be hard for her not to have the smartphone's easy access to the gamut of social media platforms she belongs to 24/7.

2) We're too cheap to pay for another data package, so we typically rely on her to use her cell since I'm always the one driving around.

3) I was an early adopter to iPod touch and are connected most places with wifi at home or work. If I get an iPhone I have basically the same iOS app features that I have with my iPod touch 4th gen (although Apple doesn't let me update to iOS7 with my 4th gen.) the only noticeable difference I would see is that with a smartphone I would not be restricted by wifi access.

4) I would be wary of a smartphone since sometimes it's hard not to put down shiny stimulating screens that compete for my attention to watch the latest funny pet videos someone just shared on Facebook or the latest video going viral on YouTube.

I'm wary like other members of the board said in the last page or two of social interactions. I'm already shy/introverted, so a smartphone wouldn't help me build my social confidence interactions and I don't want to worry about not being able to control my use with the smartphone in public shared places.

I'll leave this post on a funny less serious note. Coco-Cola aired this ad (I think during the super bowl and became an instant classic... not sure):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u3BRY2RF5I
79  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 17, 2014, 08:16:42 PM
Just got to the final chapter of FFXIII-2. Hooray! 45 hours in and I'm trying to decide if I want to invest more time to open a few of the remaining gates that I haven't got around to, obtaining more fragments, random games at Serendipity or just beat the game so I can go onto Lightning Returns. I've warmed up to the game quite a bit after taking a pause mid-way through. So much for a speed run, haha.

I'm at the end of chapter five in Bravely Default. 75 hours in. My town is rebuilt. I got the growth egg, so I can power level with exp and jp. Yay! I liked the game's first few chapters, but lately I've been losing momentum to continue... Summoning a few of you fellow RPGfans on here for special attacks on here has saved my tail a few times more than I like to admit, haha.

For random "palette cleanse" fun, I've been playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Wii U. I grew up playing the heck out of Donkey Kong Country back in the day when the game was popular on SNES, so I had to get this new one for the nostalgic fun. Funny thing I'm realizing now that I'm older, is that my patience wears thin for side-scrolling adventures even though I loved them to death when I was a teen. Must be those rusty reflexes, heh.
80  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 14, 2014, 12:08:38 PM
On a related successful note, from Kotaku:
http://kotaku.com/bravely-defaults-success-is-good-news-for-jrpg-fans-1543797156

Going through chapter 5 right now. Ringabel is turning into my favorite character. :]
81  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:
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/11/sega-dreamcast-shows-fighting-game-character/#ZXDIwGEfB2IYe7YL.99
82  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.
83  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.
84  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.
85  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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6pGl0J5MdE#t=163
86  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:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/03/06/babymetal-video-give-me-choco/6115605/

YouTube video that went viral, "BABYMETAL - ギミチョコ!!- Gimme chocolate!! - Live Music Vid"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY
87  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?
88  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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YEyzvtMx3s
89  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.
90  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: February 26, 2014, 02:32:26 PM
Epic Metal Shining Force Medley by Connor Engstrom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7uYDg2fqeE

Pure epic cheesiness starts at 01:18.
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