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16  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: Majora's Mask 3DS released!) on: March 27, 2015, 11:28:30 PM
Hopefully the NX will be continuous with the Wii U in some way. I still love it as a system, hope they'll have many more great games for it. On the other hand, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they just finished making the current set of exclusives and then ditched it. Even if Zelda is the last big game we get, I think it's still a console worth owning. That's quite a lot of good games!

Honestly, they could have a console exclusive to the characters essentially in the Smash Bros roster (ie; a new Kid Icarus game, a new Star Fox Game, a new Fire Emblem, a new Metroid, etc.) and I think that's more than enough for most and they don't even "need" 3rd party support (in a matter of speaking).  It's just a shame that hasn't been the case.

This E3 will really be interesting for them I think.

Also, just super-sayin, but I actually really liked the tablet for games that used it. 
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: Majora's Mask 3DS released!) on: March 27, 2015, 07:11:28 PM
If we get a new Nintendo console before the current one gets a proper new entry to the Zelda series, it will be another move to add to the continually growing "What the Fuck Were You Thinking, Nintendo!?" list.

On one hand, I think the 3DS is divine.

On the other....is the Wii U.

I think I already made a silent pact with myself knowing that my Wii U game library wasn't going to [ever] be large, but between this and the NX stuff, I'm really curious what sort of mileage that system has at this point.  I'm not really upset, just curious.
18  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: March 27, 2015, 10:27:59 AM
I'm going to probably do that survey later. Will probably mention the problems you mentioned with the combat (as well as how there should be more ways than luck to avoid getting knocked back down every time you try to get back up), but the other stuff doesn't really bother me. Well, maybe there is too much black.

But what I also really want to comment on is animations. Noctis looks like he's limping pretty severely every time he starts to move, and even after that his movement looks unnatural. It's almost like by trying to make movements look more realistic, they've just succeeded in making them look goofy: The uncanny valley of animations, if you will.

THe uncanny to me is the massive iris sizes:
http://www.ff-xv.net/images/media/51b7a882_Final-Fantasy-XV-Cast.png
You can totally see it here between Stellaluna and Noctis compared to the rest of the cast.  Like holy shit they're huge.

And yeah, the movements are a bit strange, I think it's that "run to kill" animation (Noctis especially lowering his whole body looking kinda monster like).
EDIT: found a scrreeen http://abload.de/img/finalfantasyxvepisodet9sfh.jpg

But my gripe will be more with gameplay than graphical hangups where, otherwise, they're definitely top shelf.
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 26, 2015, 11:53:38 PM
FF8 is by far the worst game, if only for its god awful, insult to intelligence story.

The fact they all magically forgot they were muppet babies together and the villain was their nanny was the only time I have rage quit a game because of its plot.

Truly, truly awful.

I remember I was 10 when FF8 came out and still thought "for real??".
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: March 26, 2015, 11:51:55 PM
They survey is up at http://www.finalfantasyxv.com/poll/

Requires a demo code.

I wrote:

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"Concept, art style, and music are great. Most importantly, targeting/camera are very broken, techniques and attacks do not track enemies well enough. Noctis does not feel responsive enough, hitting enemies not satisfying as it is in the Kingdom Hearts series. The main characters' clothing is too uniform and too monochrome. Cindy's outfit is ridiculous and hurts her character. Voice acting is uneven; Prompto's voice acting is often too over the top."

Fuck, I tore up the code (spring cleaning).
You basically hit all my points as well.  I don't mind realism in a game, but it really hampered the fun of the demo when my first 5 attempts at whacking an enemy missed and I really hope they're all over fixing it.

...honestly, though I wouldn't look forward to the onslaught and namecalling of "PRUDE SJWS" if they DID cover up Cidney and even though I completely agree that she looks ridiculous.  I imagine it's how a cop feels when they pull someone over and have heard every. excuse. in. the. book. 
21  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: March 26, 2015, 11:29:05 PM
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For Tabata, the journey will have the cast adopting what he dubs a "boys will be boys" type demeanor. "It was the story we wanted to tell and what we wanted to show players," he explained.

"The world might be ready to see the curtain lifted on what boys do when girls aren't around, when they come out of the tent all prim and proper. That's kind of the idea behind it… we think, male or female player, that everyone will feel a certain connection and bond with the four characters."
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-15-director-talks-about-the-all-male/1100-6426084/

Fact: Girls have cooties.

But I do like the explanation, I just hope the actual dialogue can 'follow through' on this somewhat better than the demo might have implied.

I would really like to see more from the supporting female cast or hope they get their limelight later on.  Because,uh, Cidney (fuck it, that's her name to me) isn't much to go on from.
22  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 26, 2015, 11:19:15 PM
http://www.bandainamcoent.eu/news/2015/03/26/celebrate-the-tales-of-20th-anniversary-with-tales-of-zestiria/5014

EU Tales is teasing something for the 20th anni.  Who knows what.

Lots of radio silence of Zesteria, maybe the PC/PS4 thing might be happening (is all I'd speculate).
It's also about time from a Phantasia remake soon, I'm sure. :P
Or "Tales of Smash" given Banco's recent help and given the Tales loving shitty spin-offs.
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 25, 2015, 09:03:23 PM
FFIX's problem was that it ran at like two frames per second.

May or may not be related to the PSX having like 3.5 megs of ram total.

Haha it's not nearly that bad as much as I think the jaggies and aliasing on the graphics make it look like shit.

And yeah, for how awesome FF9 is in many areas, the battle system is far from what I find great about it.  It' serviceable, and that less is more could be fun if it wasn't so damn slow (seriously, boss battle are the most ridiculous "challenges" in that game)
24  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 25, 2015, 02:28:28 AM
Life is Strange Episode 2

I kinda trust a Squeenix developer to be a bit better about episodic releases than indie developers....  But yay!  This was on schedule.

Very good besides a few bizarre choices and acting nuances.  The game is still hipster as fuck that it can be a little jarring at times (complete with underground licensed music), but the game has a good intent and still plays well on the 'what ifs'. 

I do like that the game has upped the ante now.  The time powers aren't 'infinite' and Max is getting hurt using them. 

I also admired that DontNod included links and information to 'support groups' if the content at all bugged you or, perhaps, hit too close to home.  Indeed, with a modern suburban game, saving the world is one thing (because videogames), but bullying, suicide, drugs, depression, school, and life are certainly problems WE deal with and is a well integrated adjunct into Life is Strange.

Only problem is Chloe became a lot less cool.


When does walking on train tracks ever go right?
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 24, 2015, 10:37:07 PM
Say, did anyone wanna give me those "tips" to breaking FF8 that everyone talsk about?  I really wanna take a stab at it, and may do a journal on her one day...maybe. :/
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 24, 2015, 10:22:10 PM
I actually love the game despite its flaws. One of the best soundtracks I've ever heard and I actually really enjoyed the story. As for most people not disliking it, this is the one FF that I always find people bashing on... more so than FFXIII because people actually played FFVIII lol.

Shoutout to the Compression of Time which is so strange yet so sad sounding.  Blue Fields as well for being rather calm and similarly brings out a feeling of poignancy in me.

I also find the beloved opening sequence another ambivalent topic with me that straddles between beautiful and incredibly kitschy looking full of pseudo-wannabe-artsy effects (when the rest of the FMVs do much better, mostly because they don't try so hard).


"Whiiiiee!!" - Characters, probably
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: March 24, 2015, 08:48:46 PM
... I believe in a sequel ...

Well, "in THE sequel" than "in a sequel" soon enough, and if so, I agree 1000%, I'd love them to work with what's here because it shows a ton of promise (and is still a unique and fun for what it's worth!!).

Maybe spoilers? http://www.siliconera.com/2015/03/23/square-enix-showcased-artwork-final-fantasy-type-next/

Oh, anyone know how to get the Summer uniforms?
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 24, 2015, 08:32:33 PM
I remember not knowing what happened while I played it.... or during.  I can't recall muc about the battle system, it's on my 'to [re]play' list.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: March 24, 2015, 02:01:37 PM
^ I am a fan on farm animals.  Piggies are so damn cute... it's so unfortunate sometimes they're also so damn delicious.  And good for that dog!!!!  Dumb owners.

https://youtu.be/gthssDs8RLo
Resident Evil 6 dialogue reworked into House Music...surprisingly well, and kinda funny.  There's a bunch, but here's the personal favourite.  I do like the mileage the creator gets from using "Thanks" as the repeated bass.

30  Media / Game Journals / Re: Wild Armor Growls and 2ts: Indiscriminate Justice on: March 24, 2015, 12:29:26 PM
This will be most welcome... PLAY ON!!
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