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2371  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider! on: June 25, 2012, 12:19:34 PM
author=Desert Walker link=topic=8662.msg251640#msg251640 date=1340627683]
Interesting opinion piece on the controversy over the game's inclusion of a sexual assault scene and the disingenuous response of the developer.

Wow, what a crock of shit that article is.  Sorry, but the developer's response was not disingenuous at all.  That artcle's selective quoting is.

What the developer actually said:
“Sexual assault of any kind is categorically not a theme that we cover in this game.”

How the author of the article goes on to misquote it:
To start - don’t show a trailer where a dude pushes a terrified girl against a wall and tries to grab her ass while slobbering all over her neck… then tell us “sexual assault of any kind” isn’t in the game.

The author needs to look up the word 'theme' in the dictionary...

2372  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agarest Wars 2..A thread about the game and NOT the fanservice this time.... on: June 25, 2012, 02:54:52 AM
Nah Klyde, this and Mugen Souls are too obscure for anyone to make a big deal out of.
2373  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games you have "broken" or "how I beat the boss in one turn" on: June 24, 2012, 03:19:01 PM
Dont you have to basically be overpowerd to beat that one boss in Ar Tonelico 2 in 2 turns, or else the game freezes?

Not really, no.  I just played normally and didn't have any trouble.  I wasn't even sure which boss it was...
2374  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 24, 2012, 05:27:27 AM
You know, everybody says don't level up in FFVIII but I was completely unaware of that advice when I played it (because I never consult guides and stuff my first time through a game) so I leveled up out the wazoo and I never had trouble with it.  Actually I thought FFVIII was a really easy game (and yes, I beat it).
2375  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 24, 2012, 12:14:36 AM
Why aren't you shaving your head?
2376  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS XL Launching July 28 JPN/EUR and August 19 NA on: June 24, 2012, 12:10:03 AM
This is maddening... I feel like I just bought the 3DS.. now I got trade it and shell out more cash for this.... crud....

Er...no you don't.  This doesn't offer any functionality over a regular 3DS...
2377  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles Duel announced on: June 23, 2012, 11:42:40 PM
Uh, VC3 was great.  Probably better than VC1.

Not that I expect much from this game.
2378  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS XL Launching July 28 JPN/EUR and August 19 NA on: June 22, 2012, 01:33:22 PM
And how the heck am I supposed to fit that in my pocket?

You're not.
2379  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS XL Launching July 28 JPN/EUR and August 19 NA on: June 22, 2012, 01:11:55 PM
The region lock is honestly the single biggest thing stopping me from getting a 3DS.  About half the games I'm interested in for 3DS don't look like they'll ever be localized, but for the RPGs and stuff that do get localized I would rather play in English.  And I don't want to have to buy two systems (people think the Vita is expensive...), so I just say 'fuck it' and don't buy any.  It's not like there's a shortage of games for me to play at the moment...I should work on my backlog.
2380  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS XL Launching July 28 JPN/EUR and August 19 NA on: June 22, 2012, 03:14:51 AM
Make it region-free Nintendo...

...yeah, I know that's never going to happen.
2381  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 21, 2012, 09:47:35 PM
Hey, I've been defending Dragon Age 2 from the start, though sometimes it feels like I'm the only one.  There are definitely some aspects of it that are rushed (like the constant reuse of the same couple of dungeons maps, that's just inexcusable), but for the most part I really like what it was trying to do.  It's a very political story, which is a good point in my book.  I actually like political stories.  And I like how they focused on showing how a given area and characters changed over time, which is a nice change of pace from most RPGs.

Unfortunately it did start to piss me off a bit in the endgame because
Basically you're forced to make a choice between the two factions, but by they [i]both[/i] pull stupid bullshit at the end that made me not want to support either...where was the "let them kill each other, I'm outta here" option.
2382  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Okami HD on: June 20, 2012, 05:16:02 PM
While Clover made a lot of games that were well-received critically, it's a fact that they didn't sell.  They were not profitable.  I know it's popular to hate on Capcom, but I think anyone would have shut them down.  This isn't a charity.
2383  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Playstation 1 RPGs on: June 20, 2012, 05:13:00 PM
Suikoden 2 is on the PSN?  Since when...
2384  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 20, 2012, 04:50:14 PM
More might have come since then. In fact there may be a reason why 'Gai Rei Zero' didn't just call itself 'Gai Rei'. Perhaps that added 'Zero' was meant to indicate something.

Not exactly since then, more like before then.  Ga-Rei Zero is a prequel to the Ga-Rei manga, though the latter is just a manga, hasn't been animated.

Speaking of Fate stuff I just got my Unlimited Blade Works blu-ray.  Good film.  I like that route better than the one in the TV series.

Really? Might wanna go watch that soon then. I enjoyed the anime series a lot.

Never bothered with Fate/Zero though, maybe after the movie that changes.

Definitely check out Unlimited Blade Works.  It's not exactly a rehash, remember that FSN was originally a visual novel so there are different routes through it.  The TV series covered one of them and UBW covers a different one.

And yeah, I've already said it in this thread but definitely check out Fate/Zero.  Between Fate/Zero, FSN TV, and UBW, Fate/Zero is my favorite, followed by UBW, and FSN TV is last.
2385  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Okami HD on: June 19, 2012, 09:52:32 PM
Official trailer

Damn this is gorgeous.
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