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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New Earthbound! EDIT: First game on VC on: June 14, 2015, 06:24:53 PM
why the heck is it exclusive to Wii U? Gaaaahhh, it's an NES game, it's easy to put on all platforms.

/sigh

Probably because they want to sell Wii Us.
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 4 on: June 14, 2015, 06:00:41 PM
Wonder what the odds of an isometric fallout are.

It's called Wasteland 2.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 13, 2015, 09:27:55 PM
Oh boy, I'm getting dental implant surgery on Monday so maybe I can watch Sony's conference after I get home while I'm still high on painkillers!  That will make it more interesting.
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 11, 2015, 04:52:50 AM
Ever try to plunger a clogged sink, only to fail to clear it and instead the backwash brings this disgusting black slimy...something up into the sink bowl?

I swear to god that black goo is the nastiest stuff I have ever seen.  It looks like the byproduct of sort of alien life form from a horror sci-fi movie or something.
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: June 09, 2015, 05:31:14 PM
Why are people saying Luna doesn't look interesting? Unless I'm mistaken, we've seen about 10 seconds of her :-\

Because just look at her.  Look at her!!

....yeah, I don't get it either.
51  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 06, 2015, 10:02:43 PM
Just for the heck of it, here's my ranking of Shinkai's films:

1. 5 Centimeters per Second - A masterpiece.  The story is simple but memorable, and the art is of course as always gorgeous.

2. The Place Promised in Our Early Days - This has more of a high adventure feel to it than a lot of his more slice-of-life works, but it's still pretty packed with emotion.  I think this might be one of the most accessible of Shinkai's films, though, since there's something in it for everyone.

3. The Garden of Words - Probably the film that feels most similar in style to 5 Centimeters per Second, but unfortunately it didn't have the same impact on me.  Still good though.

4. Voices of a Distant Star - The film that really made Shinkai famous.  Originally a one-man job, it still has some amateurish qualities but even so it's still totally worth watching.  The setting is a lot more fantastical than most of his films but that setting is used more as a tool to tell a very human story.

5. She and Her Cat - Not sure what to say about this one.  It was his earliest work but it's also only a 5 min short so it's kind of hard to judge by the same standards of the others.  And again this was a solo project so I don't want to nit pick too much (I certainly couldn't have made it).  Still, it's funny and cute but ultimately there's not a whole lot to it.

6 - The Children Who Chase Lost Voices - This movie felt a little bit too much like Shinkai trying to be Ghibli and unfortunately not doing it very well.  It's not terrible or anything but I do think it's the weakest of his works.  Shinkai has a pretty unique style and this...wasn't really in that style.

Not rated: Crossroad.  It's literally a commercial.  And I mean that in the literal sense of literal not whatever the hell people mean by that word these days.  I think it's funny that CR even puts it up (since what it's advertising isn't really relevant to anyone not in Japan...).  I mean, it's a pretty nice commercial but still...it's a commercial.
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria on: June 06, 2015, 06:31:18 PM
Also, the gematsu page says a "sole" protagonist. Are they ditching the party approach?

I'm not them of course but I'm pretty sure they're just trying to contrast with Xillia's dual protagonists.
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki on: June 06, 2015, 06:40:50 AM
So I take the numbering of this series is already beyond repair?

I mean, according to wiki TitS FC is the 6th game. Something tells me I'm going to be bookmarking the wiki page and trust that over anything official.

The 6th game in the "Legend of Heroes" metaseries, maybe, but the world and narrative of the Kiseki (Trails) games is totally unrelated to the earlier Legend of Heroes games.  You really don't have to worry about them.

The order of the Trails games is: TitS FC, SC, TC, Zero, Ao, Sen, Sen 2.  It's not really that complicated...
54  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 06, 2015, 03:46:38 AM
Guess I'll watch Voice of the Distant Stars tomorrow since it's the only one I'm missing.

...
I'm going to be depressed as fuck after that movie, huh?

Pretty much.
55  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 06, 2015, 03:27:45 AM
It's Shinkai Makoto weekend on CR again.  Go watch some Shinkai, it's probably better than whatever you were going to watch...
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki on: June 05, 2015, 05:12:50 PM
I'm kind of considering battle system and encounter design as too different things here.  I'll agree that some of the regular fights in TitS could be quite repetitive because it was the same old enemies all the time, but I still maintain that the combat system itself was excellent.  There's quite a bit of complexity to it and boss fights could be very challenging (and the game strongly discourages grinding to get past things like that...).  All the elements in TitS's system have been done in other games, sure, but I don't know of any that put it all together quite like TitS does.
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki on: June 05, 2015, 03:27:47 PM
So, I read the conclusion to the Retro Encounter feature for TITS, and it got me thinking; am I the only one that actually enjoyed the combat in that game? Because the universal consensuses in the RE seems to be that while the story and characters are fantastic, (and rightfully so,) the gameplay is so-so at best, and tedious and a slog to get through at worst. Honestly, I thought the combat was pretty good. It's not just mashing the attack option all day like some RPG's do; hitting an enemy's weakness does a good chunk of damage, and certain attacks also have range and area, so you have to take both of those into account. You can also see everyone's turn-placement ahead of time, which not every RPG does. And yeah, battles can take a minute or two, but there aren't a ton of battles either, and you don't have to grind to get ahead, so I that all of that compensates for the battle length And the sidequests are actually interesting, instead of just being banal fetch-quests like in some RPG's. I just don't see what the problem is.

Your not alone at all, I quite like the combat in the Kiseki series.  In fact I might even go so far as to say it's one of my favorite RPG combat systems.

Apparently we're getting it in the west for sure! PS3/Vita Guess... that means my Korean version will sit....gah.

https://twitter.com/XSEEDGames/status/606869953967456257

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/05/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-i-ii-coming-west/

Also, holy shit.
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: June 04, 2015, 09:44:52 PM
I'm just enjoying watching all the people freak out about how replacing a character we didn't really know anything about with another character we don't really know anything about has ruined the game.

I don't know, I have to feel a little sorry for Tabata.  There can be little doubt at this point that the project he inherited was a complete mess, but now that he's gone and changed things you'd better believe that if the final result isn't perfect (and it won't be) a lot of people are going to blame him.
59  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Massive Chalice Kickstarter on: June 01, 2015, 08:29:18 PM
Performing thread necromancy for a thread that's been dead for 2 years because the game is actually out now.

I only played it for a few minutes and so far it feels a little bit like Xcom.  Which isn't a bad thing.  But I probably need to play it more to say more...
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 28, 2015, 05:50:03 PM
I'm sure this was posted before, but just in case...
Can you handle the Kung Fury?
Yes, its real and coming to Youtube on the 28th.
I rate it Hasselhoff/10
It is now your solemn duty to inform us all, here in this thread, of its release on the 28th.

It's out, not as awesome as the trailer but still a healthy dose of insanity. Probably best that they didn't go for a full length picture though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg1

I watched it on mute and felt like I probably didn't miss anything.

Are you guys saying this movie hasn't redefined modern cinema or something?
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