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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: February 13, 2015, 01:41:08 PM
So, about the camping news.

I have a huge weakness towards games where you and your party camp and you're not just watching scenes with them talking, but can actually move around and interact.  I know it may be a bit much to ask, but I'd prefer if they went BoF-esque and you can walk around camp and talk to your friends about their opinions on current events.

But really, I just love camping.  It adds so much to a game for me.  Color me excited about this seemingly mundane addition.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: February 09, 2015, 11:53:16 AM
I don't know, trying to figure out this weird name-pun-thing has been the most interesting BD2 news so far, in my opinion.

And I have nothing beyond the obvious.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 06, 2015, 07:59:29 PM
Eh, depends on how you play.  A lot of the time once you're good enough you'd avoid that damage anyway, especially with Jude.  That is, if you're not just mashing attacks constantly.  What it's really best for is saving characters who might get hit by a bad AOE or strong attack and die.  The AI is prone to that.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 06, 2015, 07:34:12 PM
(On a semi-related note, I really liked Leia's character development in Xillia 1 and how she grows from being dependent on Jude and pining after him to coming into her own caring instead about her personal responsibilities and family, but Xillia 2 just retconned it out the ass. I was mad.)

Xillia 1 step forward Xillia 2 steps back.

I'm mostly mad that Ludger is so damn OP.
Why did they even spend effort on making the other characters playable?
Anyone here played with anyone else?

Maybe I should write a longer piece about my Xillia 2 opinion. There's a lot to be said about that game.

Just about everyone is viable in Xillia 2.  The only reason why Ludger appears better at first is because he can exploit every weakness.  But most characters are better than him at something. Milla and Leia are better at those long, continuous air combos, for example.  Jude's basically just a beast with his Snap Pivots.  Gaius is really fun to play with and master, as is Rowen.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 06, 2015, 06:37:01 PM
Now I admit I can't stand Pascal, and because I asked for a reason for the Cheria hate up there, I feel like I should defend my position:

Pascal's a very one-note character.  Graces went way too far in trying to make her funny and dumb-but-smart.  I think in the whole ditz department, Colette was almost perfect.  Colette has her weak moments of diztiness, like falling down a lot and running into walls, but it didn't completely overwhelm her character and she had more dominant traits and an interesting personal character development arc.  For Pascal, her complete lack of attention span towards just about everything was funny for the first hour or so, then it just got old really, really quickly.  Pascal never really has the personal development arc.  Other than maybe respecting her sister a bit more, she's exactly the same character as she was when you first met her.  Basically, make a character ditzy, but don't make the ditziness their entire personality.

Asbel drove me crazy in the main game, but I do love how he matured in the Future Arc.

(On a semi-related note, I really liked Leia's character development in Xillia 1 and how she grows from being dependent on Jude and pining after him to coming into her own caring instead about her personal responsibilities and family, but Xillia 2 just retconned it out the ass. I was mad.)
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 06, 2015, 06:17:37 PM
I don't understand the Cheria hate. Like, it genuinely baffles me.

She got caught once.  Never again was she a damsel.  People like to pretend she was pathetic and weak for the entire game,when I was really given the exactly opposite opinion.  

And she was pretty rightfully angry at Asbel.  I honestly wouldn't have forgiven him so quickly if I was in her place.  

So she has a few girly moments. Big deal. I mean, would you really want to jump into some stomach acid and be digested and then pood out?  Really?

Edit: Upon consideration of this post, Lloyd is far more of a damsel in his game.  He needs rescuing on at least 2 or 3 separate occasions, both due to being stupid early on.

I never really thought of that.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 04, 2015, 03:31:49 PM
Legendia?

The main bad is one of the most obnoxious characters in the series.  Really, I enjoyed Legendia a lot, but the villains were far and away the worst part.  You probably blanked it out from your memory.

I loved just about every playable character and especially the setting, but man, the story and villains were just sosobad.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 28, 2015, 02:06:21 AM
The new Alter figs are so lovely. Lloyd is just all types of wonderful and I'm pleased that Asbel has the alt head.  I prefer the heterochromia.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 27, 2015, 11:59:15 AM
I've seen a lot of negative opinions on the game (and a lot of them from people who haven't even played it which is just silly...) but the only serious critiques I am aware of are also riddled with 20 billion spoilers.  I don't want to be spoiled so I can't read them.  Is there anyone who explains exactly what is wrong with the game without the spoilers?

From my experience, the answer is that there's this one tumblr post slamming the game and has a complete list of its "problems" because the person doesn't like Rose and is mad about the Alisha-Flynning.
The problem: This person hasn't even played the game and has completely mistranslated a certain scene.

You can't even talk about the game on sites without the misinformation from this tumblr post being spread around, even on sites completely unrelated to tumblr.  And for some reason it's being accepted as fact and gospel.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 22, 2015, 11:56:09 PM
I haven't played it yet, only saw some streams and read the spoilers, but as far as I can tell the dungeons are basically just empty with box/rooms in-between paths.  And battles occur in the rooms. So no puzzles and nothing particularly interesting. I'm disappointed, but it's not entirely unexpected.

They're pretty large, though, which made me happy. They're also distinctly separate from the field environments, unlike Xillia. From the impressions I've read the open field is much preferred.

The story sounds decent and the plot twists are interesting, in my opinion.

Edit: And about the spoilers, yeah.  I'm trying to stop reading, but can't.  I'm terrible. I don't know why I do this to myself.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 22, 2015, 11:42:18 PM
Anyone a total idiot like me and read the spoilers?
Keeping them minor fr the sake of discussion:

Code:
Rose is apparently a pretty major character and stays with you the entire game.   Alisha is the one who ended up as the side character.
Well, "side character" is a bit harsh.  She's like the whole magical girl with speeeshul powers, so she's important to the overall plot. But not
as a party member. She leaves the party more often than she's in it.  Think Flynn.

2ch is saying that Mikelo is the true heroine, though. So yeah.

Also, some surprise party members that I'm not going to mention.

More negatively, the dungeons are hideous.  They're just big open blobs of nothing.  They're clearly just meant for fighting in.  Hopefully I only saw ugly ones and there are some better ones later.
12  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F on: January 14, 2015, 10:48:22 PM
So forgive the double post, but for the first time ever, the west is getting a Miku game before Japan:
http://gematsu.com/2015/01/hatsune-miku-project-mirai-dx-release-date-set

This is a pretty big deal.  It seems like SEGA's gambling in bringing the Diva games over really paid off.

Edit: And yes, I'm aware it's basically an updated re-release.  But still!
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: January 12, 2015, 10:28:14 AM
I am well aware of that.  Particularly because I asked for "physical" and "Vita" in the same sentence.

I am just saying I'd like for it to.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: January 10, 2015, 04:45:08 PM
So, since there's apparently an Arland trilogy being released on PS3 (via the news on the front page right now), I have to say I'd do bad, bad, bad things for an Arland Trilogy physical copy for my Vita.  I didn't play the Arland Plus versions because I already own the PS3 versions and because of expensive Vita memory I prefer physical over downloads, so man, I would pay good money for that to be a thing.
15  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F on: January 09, 2015, 05:13:46 PM
Ha, all right! 

I actually find perfecting Hard the most natural because on Easy the notes are placed wierdly and not always in time with the music, and on Normal they sometimes miss notes with the music that I feel like should have button presses to them. Hard is where I feel they finally start with button presses on every note like they should be.
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