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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 06, 2014, 09:05:47 PM
Well for starters they probably should have just called it "Final Fantasy VII" instead of "Final Fantasy VII Returns" (that's literally what they're calling it).  Who the heck gives a straight port a new title?

Mind you I'm also in the camp that they shouldn't remake it.
17  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Uncharted 4 on: December 06, 2014, 06:19:18 PM
If we had a topic for this game already I couldn't find it.  But anyway, a 16 minute gameplay clip was shown at the Playstation Experience event and it looks great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow2cL-pp6p8
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 06, 2014, 06:06:22 PM
The gifs won't go to waste: Yakuza 5 is being localised. Guess Sega finally figured out people actually want to buy games that aren't Sonic.

I'm not sure that's actually true.  It sounds like it's actually Sony who's localizing it.
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 06, 2014, 05:21:33 PM

Nope.
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn. on: December 06, 2014, 04:50:25 PM
Not sure why your topic says "1 and 2".  The second is news, sure, but the first one has been on PSN for years.
21  Media / Miscellaneous Games / YAKUZA 5 IS COMING WEST on: December 06, 2014, 02:36:55 PM
At this point I think we had all given up.  But it's real.
22  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 05, 2014, 06:05:50 PM
It's actually one of the songs in the game too, but you don't unlock it until you're pretty high level.

Also, got my second UR a few days ago.  It's the most recent Eli one (seems there's a higher chance of scouting the recent additions).  Love it.

Make sure to log in everyday this week because they're giving bonus gems once a day to celebrate the big update.
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on: December 05, 2014, 04:38:45 AM
As someone who has done fan translations before let me just say this: Honorifics are a colossal pain in the ass to translate.  There is no 'good' way to handle them.  There really is no English equivalent.  And sure most of the time they don't add much, but there are also times when the way they're used is significant and you can't exactly only include them then (that would be even weirder...).
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: December 05, 2014, 04:31:58 AM
if a black entertainer singing a song about "white christmas" offends you, you are a moron (and probably a closet racist).

I just, I don't even....

ugh

http://www.inquisitr.com/1654692/darius-rucker-white-christmas-criticisms/

Too be perfectly honest, I can't help but feel that the article is intentionally blowing things out of proportion.  Like somebody said, "hey find some idiots on twitter and write a story about it".  (Not like finding idiots on twitter is hard to do)  Is it really a 'firestorm'?  How many people are actually saying dumb shit like this?  Hell, most of the tweets they quote aren't even attacks exactly (despite the article's headline), just pointing out the incongruity.  I think it's more a case of inflated self-importance and thinking stuff like, "he's black, he should be joining our protest instead".  Which is still fucking dumb, but perhaps not as rage-inducing.

But it's easier and more profitable to write clickbait trash.
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 03, 2014, 03:03:21 PM
I have a PhD in physics and I can't find a job...so good luck with that.
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 30, 2014, 09:32:31 PM
So what you will about Graces, but any Sophie-Malik interactions were pure gold.  Those have got to be some of my favorite skits in the franchise.
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 29, 2014, 08:08:39 PM
The are like instant money-back if you need it and keep them in good condition sealed.

Call me crazy, but if you're going to keep everything sealed then I have to wonder why you buy them in the first place...
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 26, 2014, 08:49:02 PM
Just like a lot of modern Final Fantasy games, eh?

Funny you say that because my personal problem with modern Final Fantasy games is they're entirely *too* focused.

Final Fantasy XII and XIII are both just a long chain of combat. I mean, XII had that stupid foot race mini-game but it only served to highlight how few distractions there were to take away from all the fighting.

FFXIII, sure.  But when I read comments like this about FFXII sometimes I seriously wonder if I played the same game...

FFXII was probably the most exploration and puzzle-heavy game in the series.  There was tons of stuff to find (including substantial and 100% optional dungeons), and it had the best use of puzzles in dungeons since FFVI's phoenix cave (Though admittedly that was more in the latter half of the game.  The early dungeons were nothing special...though that's true for FFVI too).  On top of that I also loved the hunting sidequests.  Yes they also involved combat (you had to kill the creatures at the end), but you also had to put in some footwork to actually find your marks and many of them had special requirements to deal with them.  Basically there was a lot more going on than just "a long chain of combat".

Sure it didn't have much in the way of minigames...but then, neither did any of the games before FFVII.  And personally I've never really cared for minigames.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 24, 2014, 05:05:25 AM
Woah, woah, you started out with "I don't understand the appeal of breed" and now you're talking about people who are simply ignorant about what they're getting.  I completely agree with the latter point, no sense in arguing about that.  But I don't see the existence of breeds as the problem here.  It's just that people need to be more educated and stop treating living, breathing creatures as accessories.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 24, 2014, 03:30:40 AM
I don't understand the appeal of breed anyway. I mean, sure, some of them look really cute/cool, but if you're going to keep something as a pet for 10+ years character is way more important. Which may be why many of those 'inspired by' people seem to drop their pets off at a shelter once the novelty has worn of and the reality of poop scooping, vet bills and hairs on every surface ever has set in.

Except that breeds aren't just about looks.  A dog's personality is absolutely influenced by its breed.  Weird modern toy dogs aside, most dog breeds have a history in which they were bred for specific purposes.  And that means they've been bred for certain personality traits and habits as well.  In fact in many cases I think that was probably considered a lot more important than what they looked like.

Don't get me wrong, I love mutts.  Every dog I've ever had has been a mutt...and every dog I've ever had has also been a little crazy.  You never know know what you're going to get with a mutt, exactly.
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