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1  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 08, 2016, 08:10:47 PM
After 13 years, the fan-favourite Game Trailers is shutting down [servers]...
2  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 07, 2016, 11:05:53 PM
Unsung Story shelved indefinitely. My thoughts are with ya, contributors :(

That story will stay unsung.

I'll show myself out...

At least one of us made that joke.

Goddamn what a mess, the joke was solid though.  *fistbump*

GSC doing a bunch of vidyagaym figures. 
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 05, 2016, 12:58:07 PM
People here saying black licorice is tasty, people in my breakroom saying they don't like bananas....wtf is going on.  Is steak terrible and broccoli amazing now too?!?!?!?!?!?!??!
4  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 04, 2016, 09:34:49 PM
The few I've played aren't ground-breaking but fun.

This was a fun read. x)
As a gamer and someone who tries to stay fashionable, I loved this <3
Sorry Adam, you tried [too hard].
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: TP amiibo dungeon [is awful]!) on: February 04, 2016, 08:58:15 AM
Twilight Princess items were fun.  The Skyward Sword Vacuum was goofy as hell... I guess it was kinda cool to...blow sand with it I guess..  The whip was cool...for the Ancient Cistern Boss...

 New additions:
- Poe Lantern (glows when poes are near)
- Tears of Light from 16 to 12 
- Bigger wallet 
- Rupees don't go back to the chest 
- Amiibo support
- Gyro controls (like WW)
- Mirror Mode (thanks god)
- Hero Mode

Also here's a bunch of screenshots!
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 03, 2016, 11:00:40 PM
Haha I wish we could all help each other for causes like this.  I'd put $20 (sorry, not as much, but now you're like almost half there!!). xD
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 03, 2016, 08:58:03 PM

Holy shit, she's lovely.
Not a fan of Miku, but I admit I've been tempted for a few of the figures.
(also, um Amiami is cheaper?)
8  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: February 03, 2016, 08:56:48 PM
I'm sure I've annoyed someone at work singing this song...

9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 03, 2016, 08:55:11 PM
Yeah I think that was the consensus?  It was definitely weird > creepy.
All I meant with my spiel was that it literally holds no power over my purchase decision (and I'm mostly confused by the whole "edit? boycott!" sentiments around these bits of news).
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 03, 2016, 08:39:39 PM
Man, struggling to control emotions is one of the toughest things.  I think everyone has at least one kind of emotion that tends to control them, rather than them controlling it.

I get that for Gabby.  Fuck Gabby.  I can't control that I dislike everything she chooses to be.

In my respect, I feel like I can't stop being an eager idiot about things.  I do speak before I think; which is a shame because better things happen when I think before I speak.  Also, hunger controls me when chocolate mousse is around.

...and to offset my excitement for the bike-a-thon is the downer that my favorite comic book store will be closing its doors later this month.  Sucks...

Lost my favourite comic shop JUST when comics/geek culture entered back into the zeitgeist (after 28 years in business no less).  Hurts every time I go to the dentist.... because they were located right across from the dentist.

I mean look at this piece of shit shack.... It was the best.

And look at what its phone number was:


Feeling really depressed today about how slow I play through games. Getting sick of folks buying a game two weeks after I picked it up and being ahead of me the next day.

There's a line from Tootsie that really stood out for me because of how relevant it is: "Before work no money, with work no time".  It's really a losing battle from the get-go.  You make time for it when you can. 
ANd although I don't regret it, I did fuck all for the entire month of December to play Xenoblade X.  It was wonderful, but I do wish I did more at the same time (and I still didn't beat it, go figure). xD
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: February 03, 2016, 08:34:00 PM

Sigh, and Hyrule Warriors STILL never bothered to make a pink haired Link...  I am happy for the Ramza's who can throw rocks then.
12  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: February 03, 2016, 08:04:09 PM
So yes: more Dice on podcasts, please and thank you.

Thanks so much Arvis, I had so much fun with everyone too.  It was a good outlet from playing it for my non-gaming friends who I'm sure only listen to me because we are friends.

RE Cid's Theme: I barely remember what I said on Cid's theme, if it was bad I must have phrased myself wrong because he's always in my party and I'm always doing that synth-y sounding hum-along when his theme is on. xD  I think at worst I mentioned his theme was a lot more nobler than his characters comes off on the outside.  But I think FF7 Cid is a true onion --- he's got many layers. ;)

The Chrono Trigger selection... I dunno, I thought it was a little unexpected and I sort of like how modern it is; along with the Ocean Palace theme, I really respect they went sort of tech-y sounding on it when so many games (esp the SNES era) were doing a more medieval thing and how many STILL go for more grand orchestrations.  The CT album is very melodic (expect, appropriately, during the 65,000 BCE).  Lavos is a weird creature, I don't think a standard boss theme would have worked here --- especially when it does go to the glowy phase of the boss fight.  That calculated rhythm of the final boss theme really works well against the Lavos SCREEEEEECCCH that plays during it too.

I agree with you on One Winged Angel.  I never adored it to begin with, so to my surprise seeing it get only more popular as time when on was just baffling to me --- especially since Dancing Mad is such a more complicated tune.  I respect that OWA has that awesome vocal quality, and I like it as a crazy obsessive chant for a crazy obsessive villain... But Dancing Mad was just cooler to me (that power of that synth organ cannot be denied).

And yeah that Xenosaga Ep I OST.  Oh man imagine if the whole game was orchestrated, but overall I think the silent corridors for like 70% of the game sort of sours the experience of the whole album --- the negative literally being "Why isn't there more music" is such a bittersweet thing.  I do like that final boss theme, Mitsuda is so damn good with real emotional work and that's what I really get from that final boss theme.  Of all fucking tunes from the OST I like it's the victory theme...  I think I just love victory themes in general though. 

And I think it'd be good to add real quick that Yuki Kijiura did a damn fine job taking the reins up afterward.

Hey there!

 I found your podcast while randomly searching iTunes podcasts for RPG's and am I glad that I did!  I love that there are people out there who love game music as much as I do.  I marathoned all your podcasts over the course of a week and was sad to see it come to the end where I have to wait for another.  Enough gushing though.  On to the important stuff!

1.  Xenoblade OST is a mixed bag that has awesome themes (Don't Worry and THEMEX being two at the front of my mind) and atrocious themes (NLA theme : night or day...bad Engrish rap and repetitive banging on guitars). All in all I appreciate the separation from Xenoblade, but some of it is definitely jarring.

2.  I share Meyerink's love of all things Shimomura.  She has a way of being diverse while maintaining a consistency in her music.

3. While I have enjoyed your musical selections, there seems to be an extreme lack of Noriyuki Iwadare music.  Grandia and the Lunar series have some of the best music from the PSOne era that needs to be played.  One that would have been great for the New Beginnings episode was Field to Tomorrow when Jean goes from dancer to kick-ass karate master!

Anyways, those are just some random thoughts to introduce myself on the boards!  Keep the podcasts coming!

I SORT OF agree about the Xenoblade X OST being a mixed bag.  More specifically though, the tracks I like I LOVE and the tracks I don't like I still can listen to.  While I doubt I can listen to the NLA theme casually on iTunes, I still love it in-game and it feels like it works for the busy and hip sanctuary that NLA is.  I do wish they added a few other tunes and maybe did sort of cool transitions to different areas having different tunes instead of the one repetitve beat (I loved the Skyloft Marketplace in Zelda Skyward Sword for this).  I think the music in Sylvalum and Noctilum is absolutely *perfect*.... but then your Oblivia and Primordia sound like your basic "jurassic world RPG" tunes and...meh.  It's definitely a powerful OST and overall it totally works, but naturally it can't be perfect track-to-track.

And yes Shimomura is outstanding. 
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 03, 2016, 07:43:47 PM
My comment on this isn't going to add any meaningful discussion, but hey I'll put my $0.02 in.

The thing about cut content is....  I don't give a shit.  

Oh my god, fucking petting???  Really?  Literally adds *nothing* to what I enjoy in the games, or any game that's featured it (Pokémon had it so they "love me more" or some shit, quite frankly I'd rather not have at all and save the time, same with Kingdom Hearts 3D adding it; sure it was cute and fun the first 15 times, after that it just got tedious since there was almost literally nothing to it).  I like Fire Emblem for it being a staple of the SRPG genre with cool plots and interesting characters (sometimes).  Xenoblade X's boob slider?  I have BARELY thought about it *at all* playing the game nor do I see how it was relevant to begin with (people would have said fuck all if it wasn't included in the game from the get-go but it's the removal of said feature that got people angry).  I guess I'm kinda "aww shucks" about the cut scenes from Breath of Fire IV.  Except I'm not, because they're on YouTube and I can still watch it.  Final Fantasy VI had some sprites edited.  OH NO! .... But oh well, slightly covered up butts really have no impact on me especially against the overall title's impact (though I do like the sprite work in the SNES games and Amano is a fantastic artist, so it's definitely a loss, but really, not boycotting-levels).

I never got that "Nintendo playing the parent deciding what's right for it's kid's eyes".  They been doing this for decades now, so I'm surprised people are surprised.  Also, a lot of parents, as much as it's silly to say, really appreciate that about them.   And sure I'm all for uncut stuff and it's great when people aren't magically covered up more or a cool gory scene plays out... but I guess that I just never really gave too much a crap for it.  I still end up enjoying games without feeling like a piece of its "soul" was gutted and left of the cutting room floor.  I honestly feel like the reason this has so much press these days is because it's been such a hot-button issue to bandwagon on (and certainly the extension that SJWs are being used as a scapegoat for this).  I guess I just don't get why it matters so much.  I do believe in artistic integrity, but I'm not convinced all decisions in gaming are in the name of "art", and sure what counts as such is arbitrary in many ways.  But most of all, a lot of these changes are minor and cosmetic that I really don't feel the overall grade or score I'd give a game would be hampered by changes like this in games.  I'm never like "Hey Breath of Fire IV is a solid 8/10, but it would have been a 9 if I got to watch that scene where Ursula drops her pants!", or "Fire Emblem Fates is only getting a 4 from me --- I loved it, but I couldn't pet my fellow soldiers".  

Nintendo is a business and they're loved by so many parents because of that family-friendly attitude.  Sure it sucks for the adult player at times, but that's just Nintendo.  I also don't think it's much more complicated than the stuff that's more 'culturally acceptable' in Japan doesn't always fly here and vice versa.

tl;dr: Censorship/editing sucks, but it's no cause *I'd* raise a pitchfork for and not the hill I'd die on.  
14  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 03, 2016, 05:47:52 PM
If you care even a little bit about Digimon, got buy Cyber Sleuth. It's amazeballs.

So tempting if not for the fact the Canadian dollar is in the shitter.  So many good games this year, it's just too perfect that the economy would fall apart right at the same time!
I'm afraid $80 for a game is hard to justify. T__T

I also haven't been following along till recently (mainly because of all the good buzz), but was this actually released overseas or are y'all playing the Asian import?
15  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 03, 2016, 05:43:36 PM

omg...  (she's been right before, fingers crossed!?!)
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