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2671  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fate/Extra on: November 03, 2011, 07:35:47 PM
I've never heard of a PSP game that only allowed for one save file.  Is that even a thing?
2672  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type 0 on: November 03, 2011, 07:34:50 PM
Well, S-E has been showing off that 'spoiler' an awful lot.  It's in trailers and stuff too.  So I would assume there is more too it than initially appears.  Either that or S-E's marketing department is full of jerks.
2673  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 03, 2011, 02:44:02 AM
Oh shit guys best idea.

Okay so westboro baptist says that god kills US soldiers because of gay people. Okay so what we do is have the ONLY GAY SOLDIERS. cause see apparently god can't kill gay people directly for some reason, i guess becuase they are wizards.

At this point the US declare war on everyone and conquers the world with its newly invincible fighting force.

Mesh, you are awesome.
2674  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 02, 2011, 06:00:29 PM
Are boobs equivalent to sex?
2675  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception on: November 02, 2011, 04:43:09 PM
You and me both, Grim.  You and me both...
2676  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception on: November 01, 2011, 09:49:16 PM
Got my copy.  Not sure when I'll find time to play it...
2677  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: November 01, 2011, 08:47:38 PM
Yeah, talking about games is one day in the stocks.

Or, I just don't have anyone to talk about games with here...
2678  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: November 01, 2011, 08:04:00 PM
I wish I got to talk about games at work...

I work at Gamestop... sooo, when shit gets slow, what better to chat up?

I see...yeah, I don't wish I got to talk about games that badly...
2679  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: November 01, 2011, 07:22:57 PM
I wish I got to talk about games at work...
2680  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fate/Extra on: November 01, 2011, 07:21:28 PM
Yeah, I was under the impression that the only selectable servants were the ones TiamatNM mentioned.  Of course, many other servants appear in the game as NPCs and opponents.

But I haven't played it, so what do I know...
2681  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Persona 4 anime? on: November 01, 2011, 03:09:33 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this show is really mediocre?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Persona 4 fan and I welcome any opportunity to see the characters in a new light.  But this show is poorly paced, characters are not really developed (within the show, anyway), animation is average at best, and overall I can't really say it adds anything to the Persona 4 universe.  The only thing I'm actually enjoying are the little nods of appreciation to the games, like the calendar and stat things.

As it is I couldn't possibly recommend this show to anyone who isn't already a fan of the game.
2682  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on: October 31, 2011, 09:41:48 PM
Yeah, Amalur is high on my list.  Possibly highest.
2683  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 31, 2011, 08:57:12 PM
Recently I've been playing a PSP game I imported called Gachitora.  This little game is actually super fun.  It's from the makers of the Kenka Banchou series and has a lot of similarities in terms of mechanics, but the premise is quite different.  You play as a yakuza named Kaji Torao (or 'Tora' or short...that means 'tiger') who--through a series of highly improbably events--ends up becoming a high school teacher.  The story bears no small resemblence to a certain Great Teacher, which I freely admit is part of what caught my interest since that's once of my all-time favorite animes.

It plays a lot like a Kenka Banchou or Yakuza game, with lot's of shops and minigames to explore.  But unlike Yakuza the game is very tongue-in-cheek and is loaded with slapstick humour and highly exaggerated cartoonish facial expressions.  I appreciate that unlike a lot of Japanese games it's all done in-engine without ever resorting to characater portraits.  It flows better and let's people actually interact their environments while talking.

Much of the gameplay consists of helping people overcome their problems by 'breaking down the walls in their hearts', or something.  This is accomplished by metaphorically beating them up.  Yeah, that's right, you switch to a battle mode in which Tora is exchanging words with whomever you're talking to while your avatar beats up their avatar to represent the progress of the argument.  It's completely silly, but somehow it totally works.  Since the 'battles' aren't actually real there can be some ridiculous special attacks in an otherwise mundane setting.  Tora can also learn 'words' (that are actually phrases...but they call them 'words', in English...) that are basically like magic spells that can be attacks, stat boosts, healing, etc.

The game has a few real-world brawls as well as dictated by the story, but they are few in number.  Which is good, both because it wouldn't really make sense for a teacher to be wandering around randomly beating people up and because the real fights aren't as interesting.  They basically play the same only without all the special attacks and since Tora is supposed to be something of a badass they're also kind of easy.  The metaphorical battles, on the other hand, can sometimes be quite challenging since they don't actually depend on the person you're talking to's real fighting ability.  And it's always amusing to see a thin little high school girl suplex Tora...

Basically, it's a light-hearted humorous game with surprisingly deep fighting mechanics, a world with lots of minigames and stuff to do in it, and it's probably the closest thing we're ever going to see to GTO: the video game.  The game is even presented as if it was a series of TV episodes or something, with a little credit roll and everything everytime you reach a new 'episode'.  But yeah, it's probably never going to get localized since it's a PSP game so brush up on your Japanese skills...
2684  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fate/Extra on: October 31, 2011, 08:25:31 PM
I'm on the fence about this title.  While I enjoyed Fate/Stay Night (and Fate/Zero is really good so far), I'm not a huge fan or anything.  From what I understand this game sort of exists in a universe of its own anyway.

The thing is, I haven't been able to find much information about whether the game part is any good or not.  There is a big visual novel influence in it (not surprising considering its pedigree), but how do the RPG elements hold up?  It sounds potentially kind of grindy and lacking in depth, but I don't actually know.  I haven't seen any import reviews and the game is so low-profile it doesn't seem like anyone has reviewed the English version yet either.  I mean heck, every week The Official Playstation Blog posts all the new game releases for that week and they neglected to even mention this game.  Talk about flying under the radar...
2685  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on: October 30, 2011, 07:17:19 PM
Stupid dancing aside, Justin McElroy is one of the absolute worst reviewers in the business.  It's not just the Nier thing (though that certainly doesn't help), just about everything he writes is biased and often factually incorrect.  This guy has absolutely no business writing game reviews.
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