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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The 3D on the 3DS on: April 26, 2016, 06:09:50 PM
Not gimmicky per se, just poorly used a lot, and also prone to like... doubling.

The Sega 3D Classics stuff uses it to really good effect tho.
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 25, 2016, 11:25:19 PM
63  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 25, 2016, 09:08:13 PM
Mother 3 - Up to the final chapter.

My only complaint is I wish the game was a LITTLE longer :<

WPJ - Up to like Chapter 4? 5? It's an interesting touch where you, as the player, has to learn whether Pino's actually doing the right action or not. Sometimes it's not totally obvious. It's also /super/ endearing how he gets more autonomous as he gets smarter.
64  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: April 25, 2016, 07:57:35 PM
I never played FFXIII so I have no idea what a Velocycle is but I googled it and saw the word Corgispeeder and was excited but then I realized I misread that.

-- edit --

Dear Japan make corgispeeder game.

also not terrifying like Goku: TME or whatever that last Metal Max game is.
65  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 25, 2016, 12:58:40 PM
Thanks for the tips on Chrono Cross, gents.

I admit one area where I have failed miserably thus far is stealing. I completely forgot its importance in this game (which I know has been addressed on these boards in the past), until you guys mentioned it now. I never put Kid in my party (because of her weak-ass attacks), and now she is incapacitated. IIRC correctly, 2 or 3 characters can steal, but I'm pretty sure I don't have any of them now...
Should I always keep a thief/stealer in my party in the future (when available, anyway)?

Mostly just for boss battles (also if you run AFTER stealing successfully you lose the thing). ANYWAY, you haven't missed anything super good. It's more important once you got Fargo in your party.

Mesh, I don't think my complaint has to do with the port (I'm playing the PSN version on my PS3). It's not a huge irritating issue or anything... It just sometimes bothers me that I have to re-position the avatar/character a few times in order to activate or collect something I know for sure is there. A great example of this is the round cagey side doors in the front hallway of Viper Manor. Could never get those fuckers to open with the first or 2nd button press. It's like, you sometimes have to be facing whatever it is exactly, and it can take a few tries.
Maybe it's just me...

Ooooh. I think the cages and the... scent squid things in Shadow Forest are just really particular about that. From what I remember this shouldn't be tooooo much of an issue later on (although there might be a few situations where you need to use a thing from your inventory instead of walking up to it and just hitting X, so be aware of that).
66  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 25, 2016, 12:04:51 PM
Chrono Cross - Broke/sneaked into Viper Manor. Got annoyed as shit trying to find the door code. Had to look up its location. After that whole mess, I denied helping Kid recover, because she and the big red diaper baby annoy me. Diaper Baby's bootylicious momma took me back to Termina as a result - where Glenn joined us. Also recruited Greco (renamed him Nacho, of course) and Luccia after re-wandering around the island a bit. Put Diaper Baby's momma and Glenn in the main party, and set sail for the hermit's island. Saved the game there after talking to him.
One thing that really annoys me about this game is that you have to be standing/facing a certain direction in order to search/activate things. I love the art design in this game, but it shouldn't have been at the expense of functionality... Otherwise, I've gotten a bit more used to the battle system. Although honestly, I don't really pay attention to the element grid in battle. I just try to keep it from being all the same color - lol. I'm sure I'll have to start noticing it more it later in the game...

No you want to keep the element thing in the top of the screen the same color general. Basically it's not ah huge deal when you're dealing normal encounters, but in boss battles, you want to keep it whatever color is opposite of the boss's color to weaken their damage and boost your own attacks. GENERALLY you don't have to focus on it though because unless you're actively avoiding using elements that bosses are weak against -- which would be silly anyway.

Also I think there are times when you're better off having everyone just defend for one turn to like, refill their AP?

Ditching Korcha's the right decision tbh. You get /way/ cooler characters for it.

Oh another tip, steal from every boss. If you fail, run away and try again until you succeed. You can steal really early in the fights so there's not much progress lost from running.

One thing that really annoys me about this game is that you have to be standing/facing a certain direction in order to search/activate things

Definitely don't remember having an issue with this, though. CC's not any more particular about how close you have to be to something to activate it than any other PSX/PS2-era RPG..? If you're not playing it on original hardware -- PSN version or whatever -- maybe there's something weird going on. Got any examples of what you mean?


Wonder Project J - This fits the "colorful" description I was looking for. About to take my robot son into town to buy him a hoe.
67  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 25, 2016, 12:03:50 AM
I seriously wish FD had kept the original art :SSS SO1 was a very, very pretty game.

Anyway I tried playing Final Fantasy IV but:

1. I only have the PSX version.
2. I can't get it working consistently on my actual PS2.
4. The GBA version's the only other option for mostly not-!@#%ed-with hardtype.
5. Although apparently the stuff they took out of hardtype was sort of pointless anyway? But the translation's really jank?
6. i have no idea what the definitive version would be and this is an endless morass that i don't have the mental real-estate for it.

So, maybe Wonder Project J or Baten Kaitos ska enter rotationer, but until then back to Mother 3. Speaking of which!

Back to Tazmily from the island. Tazmily is now largely empty (though I should check if anyone's still in the east bit).

The NPC quote "I'm now a stray dog with a home. But I have no owner." seems to, uh, succinctly convey the game's theme. or a lot in general, really
68  Media / General Games / Re: The controllers thread on: April 24, 2016, 01:47:35 AM
- I like the GC controller but my hands are dumb and occasionally it'd hit some /nerve/ and make them go numb. (Update: The GC controller would hit a nerve in my hands. Not the other way around. My GC controller never complained of nerve impingement).

- PS2 controller is my controller of choice.

- I like the 360 controller too but the asymmetrtemmysa doesn't feel right too me.

- As much as I love the DC, its controller is not groovy, and neither was the MiDnIgHt SaLmIaK edition they used for the original XBox.

- I can't use a 3DSXL comfortably for any length of time for games that aren't like, menu RPG thingies.
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 23, 2016, 11:23:20 PM
Oh hey stumbled on this again:

http://www.vice.com/read/i-have-a-rare-visual-disorder-thats-like-being-on-psychedelics-all-the-time <- Comments about serotonin are new. Maybe this is related to the weird moodswings/psychotic episodes I get!!!! (Although I don't get why this is characterized as /rare/ -- like half the people I ask about it have it).

Anyway I was at a pastry place today and the... hostess told me she liked my hair.

I'm like, "Thanks," but mentally I'm like, okay but I haven't owned a comb in a decade, haven't had a proper haircut in about the same time period, it's completely !@#$ed up from anti-psoriasis shampoo stuff, and I just wandered out of a forest and it's probably full of like dead pixies or w/e, so you MIGHT be detached from reality.
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The "I WANT TO LOVE YOU BUT I HATE YOU" Thread on: April 23, 2016, 09:57:14 PM
u got
hundreds of stars of destiny across all the games
but u need

just one

(real answer: The Trinity Site (Sight?) from S3 mitigated that quite a bit for me since it forces you to use a bunch of guys, and then assuming you don't go with Geddoe for the last the best characters do go with aren't super limited -- like, with Hugo you'll want Fubar because they combo, but the rest is pretty open. The guys you got earlier are going to be more leveled, so maybe fill out your party with two of them, and then two newer guys that interest you but are underleveled, etc.

But I mean again it doesn't matter because none of them are Chiepoo).

... Things my wallet hates: Browsing blogs about neat Japan-only Saturn games.
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 23, 2016, 03:15:45 PM
72  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 23, 2016, 11:50:07 AM
You know that thing where some people put empty juice bottles/milk cartons/cereal boxes back in the fridge instead of throwing them out right away?

You put cereal boxes in your fridge?

He probably has a roach problem. I had some buddies that lived in queens and they basically had to keep most of their food in the fridge. I think the only stuff that wasn't was jarred or canned shit.

I haven't had any roaches since 2013 but goddamn german cockroaches are the absolute worst.
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 23, 2016, 12:42:53 AM
actually no nevermind you don't get any context.



74  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 22, 2016, 11:33:47 PM
Ah, yes. Classic translation hack humor. MARCHE FUCKS LIKE A TIGER!!!


Mother 3 -
Pulled the Tanetane Needle. That was, uh... the most [s]elabobate [I like this misspelling too much to fix it][/s] elaborate part of the game so far. Especially after how short Fire and Ice Mountains were. Claus dropping in to get the needle at the last second and Mixolydia watching over everyone while they were passed out was kind of... surprisingly gutpunchy.

... So were the barrier guys striking a final pose though.
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 22, 2016, 07:18:47 PM

I got an order of fried broccolini for lunch but they were overzealous with the batter so it was mostly just these gross-ass vodka batter globs with something vaguely Brassica-group floating quietly thereins.

Also what game is this? Bhutan Krastos?


Oh, Earth day haps.

- Use public transportation.
- Abstained from meat.
- Turned off any unused lightsources so that I only have a single lightbulb lighting my apartment at any given time.
- Used sustainable, organic dish soap.
- The soap tastes really good.
- Did my part in fighting overpopulation by continuing to never going to get anyone pregnant ever because eating soap and living in a goddamn single-lightbulb cave are a one-way ticket to never having a girlfriend.
- I think the soap actually killed the aftertaste from the battered regret I had for lunch. yey!!!!!
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