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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: Today at 01:24:47 AM
And now to keep up with news regarding XV; At Jump Festa, XV will shown as video only and also will be part of Tabata's Active Time Report on a livestream (like it was said in the last report). The date for this is December 20th.

Sounds good, can't wait for more XV news. I'm really hoping they'll finally show us a town or city area. The open field and cave area from the TGS trailer was great, but
I really want to see a huge city area with lots of buildings and NPCs walking around.

Me too. I wanna see some life and some people-interaction.

I've begun to hate cinematic trailers; they're usually all flash.
The latest gameplay trailer was great, but I do love when developers then sorta ease into the 'other mechanics' or showing off the world.  Indeed, yeah, I wanna see the "other stuff" next!  Shops! Cities! Fields! Menu?!

Minigames!

Oh lordy I hope so.  Or at least one good one.  Choco Hot Cold has sucked wonderful and valuable hours from my life.

....Eat butt, FFX.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: Today at 01:14:17 AM
And now to keep up with news regarding XV; At Jump Festa, XV will shown as video only and also will be part of Tabata's Active Time Report on a livestream (like it was said in the last report). The date for this is December 20th.

Sounds good, can't wait for more XV news. I'm really hoping they'll finally show us a town or city area. The open field and cave area from the TGS trailer was great, but
I really want to see a huge city area with lots of buildings and NPCs walking around.

Me too. I wanna see some life and some people-interaction.

I've begun to hate cinematic trailers; they're usually all flash.
The latest gameplay trailer was great, but I do love when developers then sorta ease into the 'other mechanics' or showing off the world.  Indeed, yeah, I wanna see the "other stuff" next!  Shops! Cities! Fields! Menu?!
3  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: Today at 01:11:18 AM
^ strange and interesting choice!! I always bop my head around when I hear it

DICE'S VGM ROUNDUP..... SITAR AND ACCORDION EDITION!!

SITAR

Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Potion Shop
This song is so weird and creepy, but it works so well against some of the cartoony personas in Hyrule (namely, in this game, the strange potion lady and the only living resident of the main City who collects ghosts). :S
...yeah not a good start with this one, but it's kinda fun!  And surprisingly few 'desert-like' dungeons in the series use a sitar.  So cool?
http://youtu.be/S3D_uCLxjXA

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - Air Harmony
This song is really fun and cheerful, it sounds like a festival!  But I do like the sitar use at the end to sort of 'calm things down' and despite the exciting nature of the track, there's something softer and more serene happening at times too.
http://youtu.be/b_a5-jx-Wwc

Breath of Fire IV - (Tons of tracks!!)
A great soundtrack that especially rocks a lot of Eastern influence very well.  Fou Lu's arc in particular made great use of the instrument as well as a few villages.
http://youtu.be/HlbYkWDrtbc - Men of War (battle theme) How often are sitars used in battle themes?  And it still sounds kinda AWESOME.
http://youtu.be/LqHdBa324RU - Maybe I'll Even Buy a Sheep (town theme)
http://youtu.be/CTBoSRIdajQ - Opening Animation theme (sans SFX!!!)

Suikoden II; Asian Music Collection - Nahala Yam Koong
This song has a ton of great energy, and omg the non-OST CDs for the Suikoden series are amazing
http://youtu.be/rN9Z_-6xOBs

Ar Tonelico 3 - Ec Tisia
This is such a refreshing track.  The beginning is beautiful, then goes into a softer buildup for the much more grand and epic finale (and contains the 3 main game themes)
http://youtu.be/b_a5-jx-Wwc

ACCORDION

Suikoden III - Stupid Ducks
What an interesting tune this is.  I love how it sort of starts up very suddenly but eases into a much more soothing tune.
http://youtu.be/HneWfB9jsHk

Dark Cloud 2 - Palm Brinks
As a former player: I promise if I ever pick up the accordion again, I'll be sure to upload this song to youtube and The 'Fan.
http://youtu.be/3z0uUVEM2Kk

Professor Layton & the Curious Village - Curtain of Night
Yeah, maybe it's more Nishiura's style that loves incorporating this instrument.  I'll be using the word 'romantic' a lot, but here the sound is much more sorrowful and poignant.
http://youtu.be/oi2PEyK_VU0

Bravely Default - Love's Vagrant (Ringabel's theme)
I love how this takes his romantic character with that use of accordion into an action theme.  And I love when it closes out the character medley's in the final boss theme
http://youtu.be/tl363Wh4ghU

Final Fantasy X - Sprouting
I always liked this track as a very romantic version of "To Zanarkand" (it certainly helps that you hear this song at sunset).
http://youtu.be/UJTXozr0-Bg
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 28, 2014, 10:53:48 PM
i'm feeling a struggle lately. as my dominant side growths and flourishes how do i explore it while remaining a nice person. my girlfriends have been slowly encouraging me and it's now sometimes i look at a girl and think what a wonderful pet she would make.  >_>

This probably isn't the best forum for these questions, but I wish you luck on the journey.  The right person can make a good pet I guess.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 28, 2014, 09:21:47 PM
Since I know some of you collect Tales figures, I just thought I'd give the friendly news that Alter's Luke is being re-released sometime in 2015.  I own him and he's absolutely fabulous and if you enjoy TotA I'd highly recommend him.

Here's a link for how he looks:
http://myfigurecollection.net/item/73323

I *adore* this figure (it's not even as expensive as Alter's latest :S)
I don't even like Luke as much as some of the character's for other figs I own, but the post, colouring, and the nice touch of changeable head is perfect.
6  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 28, 2014, 12:17:16 AM
I saw Birdman

That movie spins a lot of subplots at once.  It was filmed in a way that made it seem like a single enormous take.  A large part of its soundtrack is a jazz drumming soloist, which is an interesting choice.  It's very ambiguous about the main character's perception of the world and at times what he's even doing.  It philosophizes about acting vs. celebrity and film vs. theater an awful lot.  It doesn't resolve a few plot threads or character arcs, and I was left with more questions than hard answers by the movie's end.  Haters will call this movie a pretentious piece of shit. 

I fuckin' loved it. 

This is in my top picks to watch, I really, really want to see it (and I'm a strange sucker for Keaton)
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 27, 2014, 06:13:59 PM


Wait wha?



Aaah Canada.  Our bears are mighty.

8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: November 27, 2014, 05:34:04 PM
THE VILLAINS!?!??!  Dun dun dun
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 27, 2014, 12:31:32 AM
I think I dropped like a grand on a 360 + monitor + games + hotel fees in July.

Yesssssir mesh I hear ya. 4 figures goes way faster then ya think it would. Sort of why I'm telling on myself here.

I think I'm gonna live off fried seaweed and coffee creamer for awhile to balance my holiday spending. LoL

Wanna know the worst part? I still feel compelled to go out tomorrow night and buy an extra dualshock 4 since their on sale. I'm an idiot. A guilty idiot. A guilty idiot with toys.

I blame it on Link.


Tattooing this ^^^ next week by the way. I made the tunic too bright and need to readjust that a bit. LoL

You and I HAVE to collaborate one day.
Maybe next game that completely hooks you I'll doodle something for ya. ;P
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 26, 2014, 10:04:33 PM
@Dice: There's no "deeper meaning" intended in ME!ME!ME! when everything is presented clearly with the audiovisual storytelling they went with.

Some people not wanting to give the short credit, I take it, is not to fall in the category of being a weirdo.

A past me would agree back when I didn't have the capacity to read between the lines, nor did the past me understand that it's more important what meaning I find in art rather than what the artist may have intended. After all, even the artists themselves may not see or understand all of the themes they themselves are using.

I always wonder this.  Especially when it comes to book analysis, film analysis, game analysis, or even art.
Every so often someone on Deviant Art will say something more profound than I ever could about my own art.  And certainly different art works will have different meaning to some people.  In your case seeing something akin to what the fella in ME!ME!ME! did to someone who hasn't had any such history.  Another fun example is China's somewhat peculiar fascination with the film 'Titanic' that was hard for the creator's to immediately explain.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 26, 2014, 09:56:54 PM
Just getting ready to go on the plane to Germany. I'll miss you guys!

See you in a week ;)

Safe trip!  :)
Buy me a souvenir! :D
Tell us how it is! x)
I'm jealous as fuck! :)

:}

:|

:(
12  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 26, 2014, 09:55:50 PM
...but I cannot focus on artwork to save my life if I don't play games. This is an alarming reality given the fact that my career/livelihood is entirely based on my capability as an artist but I've been this way for years.


I'm sort of the same.  I'm somewhat useless in the daytime and I use that to play games or do errands.  I love seeing what else is out there too, I think games, film, media, nature, etc. are one of the things I need to constantly expose myself to in order to keep my 'on the ball' and cognitive enough for art.
13  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki on: November 26, 2014, 06:17:39 PM
Is the male hero really wielding a fucking gunaxe?

Sometimes shooting someone to death just isn't enough..... especially in videogames where a slash with a sword or a shot with a bullet merely takes off small "increments of health" at a time!
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 26, 2014, 04:50:20 PM
Game of Thrones does have a ton of great female characters but even as a dude I feel that they are just showing tits to show tits most of the time in the show which I don't have a problem with because I will admit I like boobs of all shapes and sizes all over the WORLD! But even I feel that show using tits to lure me into watching the episodes most of the time and it works but then I say damn you self for being lured in!

IIRC that's HBO and whatever producers hammering in that titties can sell (quite a few HBO shows show nudity as is).  The books were quite a bit "cleaner" (sort of, they tend to be more "descriptive" on the other hand).
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 26, 2014, 04:30:47 PM
Good call of GoT ladies.  Because hell yes.
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