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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: September 08, 2014, 04:52:27 AM
Hmm, I agree.  The game is carried by its characters, just like Vesperia.  That's likely why I enjoyed the Character Episodes far more than the main plot.

That being said, I do feel the beginning 3 or 4 chapters are very solid, especially coming off playing Xillia 1.  Starting on the Elympios side was neat, as was seeing things from an Elympion's perspective.

Edit: Also, that last Affinity scene with Rowen and his lecture on black was simultaneously hilarious and adorable.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: September 08, 2014, 02:52:48 AM
LeiaAlvin was pretty obvious, in my opinion.  They really hammer it home in the second-to-last Alvin Character Episode where
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Presa looks at Leia and sees Alvin lying when he says he still cares for Presa.  She says "you've found your place" while watching Leia.

I think it's a cute pairing. I like it a lot better than JudeMilla and JudeLeia.  

I also think Elize's tiny crush of Ludger is adorable and was surprised when the game actually pressed it, with Elize looking at Ludger's underwear in the laundry and the titles basically confirming it.  

That being said, for a romance that is not well handled,
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The normal ending with Ludger and Lara.  I can't be the only one who found that extremely creepy, can I?
Ludger hears the name of a woman he's never met before and recognizes it as the woman who gave birth to Elle.  He then starts crying
because he knows they're going to marry.  He's doing this to a woman he's never met before, let alone spoken to.
It feels like he's using her, really.  Maybe one of those intentional parallels to Bisley again?  Since Julius' mother was the former
Key of Kresnik and all the whole bit of him having an affair with her.
33  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: September 08, 2014, 12:43:36 AM
Jacketless Milla is

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the absolute last one you get.  I believe it's at 19.5million.
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 07, 2014, 09:34:48 PM
I like Lightning in XIII-1 a lot.  It helps to read the side material, but as I've gone on a tangent about before, the fact that such side material is basically imperative to understanding the characters hurts the game and Lightning in particular.  That being said, I can't stand her in XIII-2, a game that overall made characters more likeable.

If you'll forgive the rant, I think SE's major mistake was misinterpreting what fans liked about Cloud when attempting to replicate him.  Cloud's story is interesting primarily because he's an unreliable narrator whose delusion is facilitated by another unstable character (Tifa).  They tried to mimic Cloud's slow warming up to the party with Lightning and Hope's relationship, but never quite get it right due to the frequently changing PoVs.  Lightning also never really re-breaks down, like Cloud does.  When Lightning's world is shattered, she hesitates, but moves onward not even a chapter later, which is fine and does admittedly show a strength of spirit, but Cloud having a fragile state of mind and being forced to overcome the lies he's built for himself is what makes him the more appealing hero, in my opinion.

That's why the few scenes in LR showing Lightning being more emotional, delicate, and damaged are probably the best moments for her.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 07, 2014, 09:24:36 PM
When it comes to puzzle dungeons I still think Wild ARMs 3 did it best, but I wouldn't quite want a Persona, or a SMT in general, to go that heavily into the puzzles.

I mean, they'd just be cruel.  Like, fall off the ledge in a block room? Game Over. Or lose 30% of your health or SP every time you make a mistake.

So I'm not sure what changes I want out of the dungeons, being quite honest.  I think it's a hard balance.  That said, I did enjoy Nocturne's puzzle-y Amala.  S that would work.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 07, 2014, 08:41:48 PM
You two are adorable

No need to be condescending.
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: September 07, 2014, 08:03:21 PM
I'm partial to

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Ludger's Victor costume, myself.  I can't see myself ever taking it off.  If only he had an alternate Formal hairstyle that was pure black, though.
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 07, 2014, 07:01:26 PM
I don't agree, I like Vanille quite a bit more than much of the cast.

See, that's opinions for you.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 07, 2014, 06:50:21 PM
It might not be a good idea to turn this thread into a "why I like/didn't like FFXIII."
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 07, 2014, 06:34:09 PM
The FF hate has always baffled me a bit. I've yet to play a main FF title I didn't like (to varying degrees).  I even liked XIII enough to run through it 3 times.  Does this make me a fanboy?

Not necessarily.  You like what you like, don't let the opinions of others change that. You like XIII? Good for you!

Being a fanboy would be completely denying any and all flaws in a game or refusing to listen to criticism.  Among other things.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: September 03, 2014, 09:41:05 PM
Supposedly it's impossible for

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Our Ludger to follow Victor's path exactly, as events didn't transpire exactly as they did in the prime dimension.

I believe one of the Japanese-only media elaborates on Victor's motives.  I don't own it personally, but from what I've read,
which admittedly may not be accurate,  Ludger was protecting Elle from Bisley and the party not being supportive of Ludger protecting Elle that were
the factors that triggered the major difference.  It's supposed to parallel Ludger's mother dying protecting Ludger from Julius, methinks.
42  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: September 01, 2014, 06:03:01 PM
= omg, 3 party members isn't enough for the amount of experimenting I wanted to do.  I love everyone!!!!

I have yet to play the game, but are you saying the battle party is 3 characters (from 4 in Xillia)?

No.  You're stuck with Ludger as one character your first time through, so it's Ludger+3 others.  On NG+ and beyond you can choose whoever.
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: September 01, 2014, 05:33:39 AM
The whole Milla thing -

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made me surprisingly bitter towards the party for the second half of the game.  While I agree it's understandable from their perspective,
I found myself gravitating towards Alt Milla a lot more.  I didn't have anything particularly against Milla Maxwell, but I disliked how she handled the situation in such a dismissive way and it really dropped my opinion of her. I suppose I'm not being particularly rational either, haha.

I like the optional dungeon transformation rewards a ton.  They clip like crazy because the designs clearly weren't made to run (just try running in Wingul's and you'll see what I mean) or wield the party's weapons, but it's still a ton of fun in cutscenes. And possibly a bit creepy if you do things like turn Leia into Presa.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: August 30, 2014, 03:45:25 PM
Uh, Klyde,

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Her voice actress is the same, they haven't changed anything.

Reason being:

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She's using a "new" inflection because Alt Milla is an entirely different character than Milla Maxwell in personality.
There's no reason for them to speak exactly the same way.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: August 30, 2014, 02:27:02 AM
I never thought I'd be saying this, but I'd prefer some procedurally generated vegetation.
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