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31  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?
32  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. :/
33  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
34  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?
35  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.
36  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.

37  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!!
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: March 24, 2015, 12:16:30 PM
I do like the different playable nature of all the characters (and just about no two people seem to have the same preference), but the fact they're all 'glass cannons' annoys the hell outta me as well as the fact the later [good] abilities kick in only when you've mucked around with...y'know...ALL of them, which is a real time-consuming act to ask the player.

This game really straddles brilliant and poorly thought out in a number of areas so far....
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan's Twitch Channel on: March 24, 2015, 12:31:15 AM
Thanks for watching, everyone! We're gonna try to do it more often! I'm thinking Pillars of Eternity may be next :)

Fuck, I missed it...

I am happy to say I subscribed to the YT channel though.  :P
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: March 23, 2015, 04:44:38 PM
See, I always like playing the tough nut bruisers, so my favorite character in Type-0 is Cinque. She can take quite a few hits and takes down most scrubs in a single hit.
You should use nine. He moves slower than poop unless you dodge, and hebhits stupidly hard.

I'm having a blast with Eight these days.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: March 22, 2015, 10:51:58 PM
Alright, so any of you smarter than me about this?

I'm kind of confused how to deal with gun firing enemies.  Is the basic tactic to them, and this game realy, dodge-dodge-dodge-attack a bit-dodge-dodge?  I'd dodge less, but holy crap enemies don't seem to take off 'small bits of cumulative HP' but CHUNKS.  This kinda worries me because it's really hard to pull off non-melee (ie; attacks with any charge time) unless.

Any general tips and tricks would be appreciated, this game is sort of on another level than I am
42  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: March 22, 2015, 09:33:20 PM
I'm definitely doing that arena trick. 

Aw, I liked Carla's concept art more than her final in-game look (where she looks like she was dipped in coffee):
http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120314132647/finalfantasy/images/d/d6/Carla_art.PNG
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111012205519/finalfantasy/images/6/67/FFType0-CarlaRender.png

This game is just so fucking weird.  I had a big write-up (as I usually do), but decided to spare everyone, but that's basically my big summary.  I admire the approach to bring in more blood and mature looks at death and all that ---- it's a shame the plot is pretty difficult to understand without hitting the library or replaying it.  The gameplay seems to really hit you quickly too and I'm not sure I like the game's idea of pacing or progress.  It's unique as hell, anyways, in some ways it feels so Final Fantasy and in others I can hardly believe it is.

Other small deets:

= ...is the world map based off the chocobo theme?  Cuz that's alright by me.

= Moogles are awful these days, but I do admire the hell out of Ariel Winter to pull off that 'anime cute' voice for overseas audiences and pull it off well.

= The voice acting is pretty terrible, but I'm honestly more willing to blame the script at times and the voice director who doesn't really seem to care.  The voices suit well enough at least,  just sometimes (or a lot of the time) there's "hiccups" in quality.  But that might me just my $0.02.

= Artistically I admire the game's deicisions to create a really unique looking world

I really don't know how well I can do at this game.  I like I just melee and dodge to get most of the work done, but this definitely feels like it's part of Squeenix's "PSP era".
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: March 22, 2015, 09:11:22 PM
http://i.imgur.com/gI5enRD.jpg
I'd watch the FUCK out of a Samurai Star Wars if this picture has anything to say about it.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: March 22, 2015, 09:02:26 PM
"SQEX, make FF characters as unappealing and ugly as possible for the sake of political correctness despite the fact that culture (and I assume marketing as well) gets in the way of doing that. Please."

;)

Sorry I must have missed something, who said to make them ugly?

Yeah it certainly didn't fit the tone of the game so far. Why best character though? Seems a bit too early to say when we know so little. Although arbitrarily tacked-on sex appeal doesn't necessary preclude the existence of a good character. I thought Tifa was the best character in FF7 and she was as bad as possible. At least in the cutscenes.

I'm also liking Ignis. Even if he is just male Quistis. Similar names and everything.

Tifa worked because bar maids can show some T&A.  Not all, of course, but she still looked like someone who owns a bar.  She wasn't very promiscuous or flirty anyways.  And yeah her in-game "pillow breasts" are a bit ridiculously proportioned, but she got sorted out a bit better by FF7AC and generally looks a-ok to me.

Never noticed the bit about Quistis/Ignis.  But I did like them, and even in the stereotype-fitting way, I do like the 'angles' that the FF15 bros fulfill (the leader, the smart one, the brute, the punky kid).  Honesyly, if I had to make a tier list for prettiest female FF character, I think Quistis would be way up there. 
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But I won't lie, she gets bonus points for being a rare case where an FF character doesn't have bangs in a world where like 90% of them do. :P 
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FFX/X-2 HD-2 (i.e. PS4 ver) on: March 22, 2015, 04:51:35 PM
Someone mentioned this version will have the option to switch back to the original soundtrack? Is that official? And if so, have they said if that can be changed mid-game. Cos I liked half of the new soundtrack and hates the other half. Some of the important scenes were really butchered.

Like this over-composed track compared to it's 'less is more' original.
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