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2671  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 04, 2012, 10:11:59 PM
There's some kind of sporting event coming up?
2672  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: February 04, 2012, 04:17:20 PM
Additionally (I can't just watch one series at a time...) I watched the first 25 episodes of "The Twelve Kingdoms" and hesitate when I say its the best thing in anime that passed me by in a long time... I abso-freakin'-lutely love it..... I can definately see where it isn't for everone but man... if you like the 90's esque fantasy-fair type stuff this is a must see.

Oh man, The Twelve Kingdoms.  I love that show.  Definitely stick with it.  It's divided into four main story arcs (though the fourth is so short it hardly counts) and they are not all equal...for me it kind of went like this:

Arc 1:  Meh, OK at best.  Seems like generic fantasy stuff.  Some irritating characters.
Arc 2:  Tons of background material for the universe, etc.  Lot's of talking.  I happen to like that sort of stuff, but it's definitely not for everyone.

Needless to say, Arc 3 is why I love this show.  It's so good I can forgive pretty much anything up to that point...the finale might be my favorite moment in any anime ever.  Unfortunately because of the slow beginning I think a lot of people give up on the show before they get there.

At 25 eps in I believe you're just starting to get to the good stuff.  Have fun.  This is one of those shows where I wish I could wipe my memory or something so I could experience it fresh a second time...
2673  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PlayStation Vita Announced (Feb 22, $249/$299 for WiFi/3G+WiFI) + some games on: February 04, 2012, 04:05:23 PM
Man, I called all the Gamestops in Seattle and nobody is getting any until the 15th :(

What's the deal, neglecting a whole city...

Edit:  Re-reading most post it didn't seem obvious that I was talking about the demo units.  Obviously it launches when it does...
2674  Media / General Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: February 03, 2012, 03:02:36 PM
I have a weird urge to cosplay as bad box art Megaman just because I think it would be hilarious (and I'm not even into cosplaying, really...).

Pure cheese.
2675  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Xseed hacked? on: February 03, 2012, 02:44:19 AM
OK, that's weird, the problem seems to be partially on Google's end.  I wasn't typing in the URL, just googling it.  Yet the address they claim to take me to is the right address.  But if I click on Google's link vs. typing it in directly I get completely different results.   Also, Google is also claiming "This site might be compromised" in their search results...weird.

And yeah, the forums are still down.  Something must have happened.
2676  The Rest / General Discussions / Xseed hacked? on: February 03, 2012, 02:13:28 AM
I was just trying to go to Xseed's website and the main page is completely blank while trying to go to their forums redirected to some Canadian pharmacy website (which I'm sure is totally legit...).  Either they decided on a new business model or something is wrong...
2677  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: February 02, 2012, 09:09:17 PM
FFXIII was hard?  Are you kidding me?  Time consuming, yes.  Lot's of enemies had pointlessly high numbers of hitpoints so the battles dragged on and on and on, but I wouldn't call a game where you successfully win every single battle (and get 5 stars for the matter...) with the exact same strategy 'hard'.  Not even close.

That was my biggest beef with the battle system.  There just weren't that many options to choose from so finding the optimal solution was trivial.
2678  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: February 01, 2012, 09:14:28 PM
Sad the story wasn't as good as it could've been

Interesting choice of words.  How good could the story have been, really, given what they were working with and who was working on it...

Sounds to me like the game is exactly what I expected it to be.
2679  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur on: January 31, 2012, 02:48:54 AM
They did the same thing with DA and DA2, why all the fuss now?

If you get the "Ultimate Edition" of Dragon Age, all the content comes on the disc.

You have to install it, but there's no code.

Massive difference.

How is that even relevant?  The 'Ultimate Edition' was a re-release that came out like a year later.  There certainly was release day DLC with Dragon Age.  I know because I got it day 1 and had to download stuff.
2680  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur on: January 30, 2012, 09:47:26 PM
Wait, are they actually calling it an 'online pass' themselves?  I thought that label was just attached to it by angry websites.

They did the same thing with DA and DA2, why all the fuss now?

I wonder that too...
2681  Media / General Games / Re: Asura's Wrath on: January 30, 2012, 01:04:13 PM
Really good article for those who are confused about the nature of this game.  It's definitely worth a read.
2682  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 29, 2012, 02:05:24 PM
Yup, I can remember paying $30 for a DVD with three episodes on it...seems crazy now but that's what anime used to cost.  If you shopped online on sketchy discount DVD sites you could maybe get that down to $20.  It was friggin expensive.

And box sets were hardly a deal.  Heck, I remember when the first Cowboy Bebop box set came out it cost more than buying the DVDs individually.  Guess they thought the box was worth something...

The thing is, that sort of pricing still exists in Japan.
2683  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus Game Announcement Thread - Mark 2 on: January 28, 2012, 04:09:32 AM
after the debacle that was last year for atlus usa in which they lost 90 percent of there fanbase...........

Yay completely made up statistics!

do you think its a coincedence so far there entire 2012 lineup is rpgs?

Atlus's lineup has always been mostly RPGs...and Catherine, a non-RPG, is the best-selling Atlus game ever in the US, and the second best selling Atlus USA published title.  (The first being Demons Souls.  I have no doubt they would have loved to do Dark Souls as well but it wasn't up to them.)  So yeah, doing things besides RPGs has been a real disaster...

There is no doubt they made some questionable decisions lately (like having anything to do with The Cursed Crusade), but please point to some actual evidence of this widespread anti-Atlus sentiment you're talking about.  Wait, you can't because you completely made it up.
2684  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 anticipations on: January 28, 2012, 03:54:07 AM
Gravity Daze and a Vita to play it on...
If I get that Vita I'll probably get Uncharted: Golden Abyss too

Can you post your impressions of both games on the Vita thread later when you get them please?

I own both games as well. I imported

You own both?  That's quite an achievement since one of them isn't even out in Japan yet...
2685  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 anticipations on: January 27, 2012, 10:12:27 PM
I wish they would stop releasing all these new games so I can find the time to play my old games...

OK, seriously though here is what I expect to get:

Kingdoms of Amalur
Final Fantasy Type-0
Tales of Graces f
Ni no Kuni
Atelier Meruru
Grand Knights History
Growlanser IV
Black Rock Shooter
Shining Blade (import, I don't expect it to be localized ever)
Xenoblade and a Wii to play it on...I said I would buy a Wii if they released that game here so I would be a liar if I didn't follow through.

Gravity Daze and a Vita to play it on...
If I get that Vita I'll probably get Uncharted: Golden Abyss too

Funny how my list is dominated by PSP games...even though all the big game sites seem to think it's a completely dead platform.

Man, I need to buy two new game systems...hopefully I can find a used Wii for cheap or something.
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