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46  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: March 17, 2015, 02:52:47 AM
Can't wait for more updates.

Oddly, my experience when I played felt slightly different when I was young.
Red Dragon gave me a hard time (didn't bring water innates), Yellow was easy, Water I barely remember (so easy?), Black I kept trying to steal from, Green left my party crippled....almost literally (freaking sprain).

I also remember being content with "perfectly average" duo of Norris and Viper during that time (subbing in an innate of whatever appropriate element).

I also (also) remember being really fixated on looking at the special item pictures.  They're beautifully illustrated and I always liked how "same but different" the treasures were from the dragons --- you could tell they're the same "group" of items for the same achievement (ie; beatin' dragon ass), but look almost nothing alike.  Certainly a fun task for the game was probably drawing up weird timey-wimey space-place type of items as well (The Frozen Flame being a fantastically captured oxymoron with a deep series connection).
47  Media / Game Journals / Re: One Off: Majora's Mask 3D on: March 17, 2015, 01:53:15 AM
Not that it really is that big a deal, for the sake of the review or otherwise, but I thought I'd point out something 'juicy' from the RPGFan review:

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Their dialogue and worries change as time passes, and in the final few hours before the moon crashes, you see the sort of people they truly are, whether they be the brave guards who stay behind, knees shaking, or the tough sword instructor who actually decides to flee.

This is incorrect, he doesn't.  On the final hours you can find him hiding in the back (you cut up the painting thingy and there's an extra room)...
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and scared out of his mind saying he doesn't want to die

It's a fantastic detail and makes the reactions of each citizen that much more varied and haunting.
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: March 16, 2015, 08:50:32 PM
Stephen's review was most helpful (one of the others I read was way too vague, the third focused way too much attention on the graphical aspect and the camera, which I understand are problems, but still I wanted to know about the gameplay, damnit) since he talked in detail about the learning curve, which, while different for everybody, is something I wish more reviewers would talk in detail about since it gives me an idea about how I'll perform in the game.

Honestly, and I'm not even trying to brown nose a site I devote a lot of time to, but the reviews here really are top notch.  Well worded, thorough, and generally fairly rated.  When I read an IGN review it feels like...kitschy website with mandatory review of awesome things.  RPGFan reviews 'feel' way better to read.

Can't wait for this.  I splurged for the CE, and my bad, because that shit is stuck at customs.  I think Square Enix hates Canada or something.

Oh, did they keep the Bump of Chicken song in or is something by like Green Day in there now? (I've tried to be going into this 'blind')
49  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Ori and the Blind Forest on: March 16, 2015, 05:38:05 PM
Do want.  May buy.  Is poor.  And backlogged.  Arrrggghhhh....
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: March 16, 2015, 02:12:03 AM
Do I buy Shallie or wait for inevitable 'Plus' version? : /

Plus, I've heard from a few fans that the ending is somewhat lackluster if this game was supposed to "finish" the Dusk trilogy (indeed hoping they go for a fourth game)
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: March 16, 2015, 01:06:01 AM
^ Skiing is so cool (pun not intended) to watch.  Honestly get envious of people who can

https://youtu.be/gvM4aatXz1I
Boobies! 
52  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Selling Game Collection PSP, PS1, PS2, PS3 & 3DS on: March 16, 2015, 12:50:14 AM
(holy shit, user has Tsugunai, and a bunch of shit you want.  Dice, keep calm, don't yell out anything stupi---)
HELLO DEAR USER.  LOVELY WEATHER YES.  HOW ABOUT THAT SPORTS TEAM? 
ANYWAYS I MIGHT PM YOU SOON.

(dammit)
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tri-Ace bought out, to re-focus on mobile games. on: March 15, 2015, 01:09:17 PM
Damn, and there goes my hopes of tri-Ace never producing another console RPG.

Because their fate is directly tied into yours, and every game they make means your life becomes CURSED once again!!!! 

That must be the reason for such blatant schadenfreude, right?

There is a direct correlation between the success I'm having in life right now and the failure that tri-Ace is suffering from.

I guess we should also keep killing African rhinoceroses then.

Honest to god that stuff really upsets me.  I just wanna go vigilante on poachers. So... =/
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: Majora's Mask 3DS released!) on: March 13, 2015, 04:24:43 PM
https://miiverse.nintendo.net/replies/AYMHAAACAAADVHjGFxpNTw

A very particular MiiVerse message from a very peculiar Zelda character??
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: March 13, 2015, 11:03:57 AM
It looked a bit kiddie for my tastes, but cute (or buyable if the reviews were good).  But yeah, delay after delay I definitely forgot about it. :(

Inafune is busy with is Megaman Redux so I'm sure he'll be fine.
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tri-Ace bought out, to re-focus on mobile games. on: March 13, 2015, 11:01:38 AM
Damn, and there goes my hopes of tri-Ace never producing another console RPG.

Because their fate is directly tied into yours, and every game they make means your life becomes CURSED once again!!!! 

That must be the reason for such blatant schadenfreude, right?
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: March 12, 2015, 04:24:36 PM
I want a flying whale again.

58  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The movie was better than the book. wut? on: March 12, 2015, 03:00:40 AM
With all due respect to Neil Gaiman, I think the film version of Stardust was slightly better.  A few of the characters original to the movie were really awesome (mostly thinking of Captain Shakespeare and the expanded roles of Dunstan and Una) and the movie succeeds on its own as a fantasy adventure / romance.  Gaiman wrote a forward on the special edition I own expressing his appreciation for the film, saying that the two stories share a setting but exist happily in parallel universes, heh. 

IIRC the ending is much more "romantic" too
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Tristan dies, as humans do, and Yvaine lives on as the immortal ruler.  I kinda prefer the movie opting that they stay together as 'celestials' in the sky while their kids take the crown
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I think you're spot on here though and a good choice.

I'll say 50 Shades of Grey, having seen it recently and from what I've heard.  But it's not like I was fond of the movie, nor read the book....

I'm actually gonna say Lord of the Rings.  I respect the LOADS more history and lore n the books but dear god they're lengthy and often distracting and turgid.  I kinda appreciated the films doing what they did and providing a (funny enough) concise and lovely visual.

Um.  'Clueless' I think works here too; but I think it's more the film was just a bit more fun and managed more relevance to the modern age in a very creative way.

Hunger Games.

There are minor changes that people grippe about but in general I find the movies to be better than the books solely because Jennifer Lawrence and Woody H. are awesome. The violence seems toned down but the last movie still had some shocking scenes in it.

On a similar note there's a twiiter account that's "writing" a young adult dystopian novel. Super funny.

https://twitter.com/DystopianYA
I've loved this twitter.  I think it's great a lot of YA material is getting adapted, a shame so much of it feels the same though. 

I really hated Mockingjay.  Did she make like a quarter of her lines in the book her shouting "PEETA!!!!!" too?
59  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: March 10, 2015, 03:34:36 AM
Fifty Shades of Grey - Yeah, yeah, yeah, laugh all you want. This was a request by my wife, and as I am almost always the one to pick the movies we see, I figured I would humor her for a change.
Yes, it sucks. But, it didn't suck as bad as I thought it would. Not a whole lot happens, really. The highlight, as expected, is Dakotas fine little body, which we get to see a lot of. The rest is pretty darn bad.

Don't worry, I saw it too (with an interested girlfriend).

What I hated is that this HAS potential, but it fails it.  And well, specifically not this adaption of this particular book (which in the most amusing pieces of trivia ever is a series based on a fanfiction of another completely shit trilogy about sparking vampires).

First off, there is no chemistry, be it in the adaptation of this book and how the characters are written or the actors themselves.  The characterizations themselves COULD be interesting, but the film doesn't bother, and I'm truly not interested in finding if the book is better.  I hate that Ana is this absolute pure angel, complete with her V-card and those cutesy bangs and floral frock.  She's "oh so innocent".  (I'm glad they didn't include her verbal ticks from the book, saying both "jeez" and "oh my" over 70 times or that "inner goddess" bullshit the book has).  But I think what's worse is that the idea I got from Ana is that she's this naive schoolgirl thinking she can get a boy to love her if she plays along and plays a shitty and semi-jealous flounder along the way (or worse, the epitome of that "no means yes/yes means no" idea).  She's the bad part of a shy character that doesn't let you get to know her thoughts and cannot communicate with her audience in some way or her dominant partner --- a huge no-no and probably the reason this stupid thing goes on for three books.  For a lucrative concept, she's about as deep as a puddle.  At risk of typing any more, Christian's no better at playing the stereotyped hot-but-tortured rich guy with a dark past (stay tuned for film #2 to find out what's eating him! ZzzZzz).  Their characters are cheap and hollow.

Of course, it fails on smaller, basic levels too.  "Anastasia, you're no good for me.... But I'll see you Monday, and here's some first edition books.  What?!?!  I-it's not like I'm flirting with you or anything!!!!... I don't do that." ಠ_ಠ 

I think a real BDSM-related film would be great and 'spicy' this day and age, I'd argue that's really the only reason the book took off was because it hit some tantalizing nook people wanted to bite into.  A shame the source material is such pulp and drivel that it does little in a film and little for the 'erotic' and generally unique concept going to screen.  An honest effort to create a drama around the idea could be potentially interesting.

Ah well, like you, I feel the same.  Well, Dakota has a kind perma-bored look on her, but yeah her body was nice.  But Christian was definitely easy on the eyes... and his apartment was nice as hell!  And I guess on another plus, the film LOOKS good and SOUNDS good.  Just the rest is about as mindless as you'd think. 
60  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 10, 2015, 12:10:02 AM
EDIT: And finished! Kind of felt like the game was leading up to a bit more of an eventful ending, but whatcha gonna do. Makes me wonder what the sequel is going to be about even knowing it contains a new cast of characters.

I really feel only a handful of game endings really feel terribly satisfying.  That said, I am all for that 1 hour epilogues. :P

Playing more Twilight Princess, one of my favourite games ever for like 4 reasons.

However doing one of my least favourite parts and facing off Skull Kid in the Redux'd Lost Woods.

If TP takes place way after OoT and MM, Skull Kid's face looks like he absorbed parts of MM's moon and the Majora's Mask.  Which honestly looks better than the blackmage duckface from his N64 days.
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