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16  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 15, 2014, 11:02:26 PM

And while I was able to figure out Baten Kaitos and Ar Tonelico from the intro, I'm still stumped on the RPG about a flamboyant vampire pro-wrestler who beats his enemies with telephone poles.  That sounds like a wild game.  

I could be wrong but wasn't that a Shadow Hearts reference?

Hoo boy...just two words to say on that: Man Festival
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 15, 2014, 07:08:19 PM
(also, the subtitle for the review should have been WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!)

But I thought that was the whole point---oh wait, I see what you did there.  :P

I'll have to wait a few days until my order comes in from Amazon, but I'll fully admit that this game will be a guilty pleasure to play.
18  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 15, 2014, 02:04:13 PM
While I wasn't exactly looking for anything particularly deep gameplay wise (it's a glorified dating sim, for goodness' sake.), it is discouraging to hear that the reviewer didn't enjoy it very much.  I have a pretty high tolerance for sexual humor, though it was interesting how much Ar Tonelico tried to sound like vanilla pr0n.  I'll echo the question of how bad the innuendo gets.
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 09, 2014, 01:26:40 PM
...Al-Qada Anders...

I had a chuckle at this and I needed a chuckle today.
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 08, 2014, 04:17:43 PM
I wouldn't say no, though who knows when I'd actually get around to playing them.  :P

Anyone decided on who they'll go after first, based on the introductions and demo playthrough?  I'm thinking Fuuko, myself.  Not sure why besides the fact that she just seems so charmingly normal (relatively speaking, of course).  I guess I'm weird that I go for either the normal girls or the crazy ones (bonus points if they end up being both).
21  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 08, 2014, 10:33:45 AM
A lot of games I've played with multiple options on who I can end up with generally tends to lack a harem ending, or at least are so well hidden that I never managed it.  Granted I haven't played many so I'm sure I'm missing out on quite a bit.

Thinking about it now, I agree that a harem ending wouldn't be out of place considering you have to make each of the girls happy to create good units anyway.
22  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 07, 2014, 12:39:04 PM
When Grandia first came out for the Sega Saturn and I imported it, I was ashamed because it was all in Japanese and I couldn't explain to any of my roomates what was going on in the story.  The game was (and still is) awesome, so I regret nothing nowadays.

Nowadays, I think I might be ashamed of liking anything released by Working Designs.  Particularly the Lunar series, Growlanser Generations, and Vanguard Bandits.  They're all great games, but I also know that the localizers knowingly (and at times gleefully) went off the original script and displayed a lack of restraint when it came to their twisted sense of humor.  I hang around the anime/JRPG purist community enough that I do at times feel bad for liking those games when I should condemn Vic Ireland and his staff to eternal burning for mucking up the original script.  Then I have to remind myself that I just don't care, because WD's work made what would likely have been a dull script actually entertaining.
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 07, 2014, 10:54:34 AM

Good guesses, but too depressing for this game (although depending on your definition of "sad," normal might be the same as that). Eh, I'll just give the answer.


Huh.  Not what I would have expected, to be honest.  Not that the option is unwelcome...
24  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wild Arms For PS4 still possible on: April 03, 2014, 10:16:48 AM
I'd love to see another Wild Arms game, but I haven't liked where the writing for the past few have gone.  Not that any of the games ever were high literature to begin with, but I'd felt lukewarm towards the storytelling in 4 and 5.  I never did get around to finishing XF...
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 03, 2014, 10:14:04 AM
Based off of my use of Google translate, it appears that there are 9 endings with trophies for the game, including 7 character endings, a normal end, and....if you are familiar with this type of game you can guess ending number 9.
Thanks, that is encouraging.  I've found myself liking a few of the girls based on Atlus' introductions and the demo, though there isn't anyone i particularly dislike, either.

I wonder if ending number 9 would be a "Sad" forever alone ending, or a "Nice Boat" ending...
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 03, 2014, 06:51:49 AM
Played the 3DS demo and actually enjoyed it, even though it was a glorified tutorial that just barely gave you a dip into the pool.  Preordered it as soon as I was done.

I guess I'm weird in that I actually enjoyed the English voices.  The dialogue in games like these are usually going to be excessively campy, though that's not always the case, so I just roll with it.  That usually helps in games like this unless I find the acting really terribad. 

I'm still wondering if each of the girls have their own story or endings, or if they're just fun little archetypes to make babies with and save the world, though.
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The official waifu thread on: April 02, 2014, 07:13:36 PM
As if my avatar didn't make it obvious: Maya Schrodinger.  Classy dresser, badass adventurer, and a total bibliophile.  What more could I ask for in a waifu?

EDIT: And because why not for husbando material, I'd take Gilder from Skies of Arcadia.  I'd dance for him anytime.  Too bad he never stays still long enough to be caught.  :P
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: March 09, 2014, 05:01:10 PM
I was worried for a while because all I heard about was "SHINY GRAPHICS!!!".  Seeing some gameplay has made me feel a lot better about this game.
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: January 25, 2014, 01:22:42 AM
That silver-haired chick looks like trouble.  I like her already.
30  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: January 23, 2014, 09:43:13 PM
I work at an airport  coffee shop and there have been days when I have gotten several tags at a time.  The "rebuilding Norende" bonus was unlocked very quickly.  I only spent a few days playing the demo seriously when I brought my 3DS to work with me, so I was at about 31 (including the freebie from the demo) by the time I completed everything in the demo.

Makes me wonder what it'll be like when I play the full game seriously.
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