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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 14, 2014, 03:50:47 PM
Do people really hate Ringabel's VA that much?

I find it humorous.

I dislike Agnes' the most.  She has a great actress behind her, just boring stick-up-the-ass dialogue and muppet voice makes her no fun to listen to.

I think Edea's VA is the most on the ball.  And a lot of people seem to hate Tiz's voice, but I think it suits for the 'guy next door' kind of voice.
47  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 14, 2014, 03:48:15 PM
I watched Idiocracy again tonight. Still funny and alarmingly plausible.

THe opening five minutes and "St. God's Hospital" gets me every time... and agreed, it feels alarmingly plausible.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 13, 2014, 09:02:29 PM
Haven't been on most of the weekend because when I came home from work on Saturday my fiance surprised me with a PS4 and Infamous Second Son. I was so stoked! I've only played it for a little while, but the game is fun and the graphics are gorgeous. I really like that Sony added how rare trophies are too. When I get on my PS3 and Vita now it's kind of disappointing that it isn't there. How hard would it be to update that? I like the layout of the menues and stuff on the PS4 alot more than PS3.

I love the trophy rarity bit too.  Though I can imagine it'll nag at completionists; but I think it's almost a perfect system to 'create' bragging rights.

Just finished Mirror's Edge (ios runner version) and the ending was really abrupt.  I had go to the main menu and see if there was a way to purchase/unlock levels.  If the console version of ME was just as abrupt/unresolved, I can see why people are excited about the sequel. 

I loved the style of this game, but I never got around to it.  I'm really curious and even glad its getting a sequel despite the mixed reviews --- there definitely is a fan base for it.
49  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 13, 2014, 09:00:31 PM
Pretty disappointed in this one...

The Wolf of Wall Street -

The Wolf of Wall Street has fantastic lead performances, but Scorsese disappoints with this over indulgent mess. The story rings hollow thanks to completely unlikable characters, a far too lengthy story that is 3 hours long, and an over reliance on sex and drugs to entertain. There's moments of gleeful exuberance, but it gets exhausting after awhile watching these characters go absolutely insane on drugs. I understand that this is a cautionary tale, but they could have cut back at least a little bit. The one positive I see from this is that they allowed all of this craziness without giving it a NC17 rating. There's a ton of nudity and language to go with the drugs and sex and I don't know how they got it through the rating system, but it is a win for anti-censorship. This was definitely my least favorite of the Best Picture nominees this year. I usually love Scorsese, but he went overboard with this film.

Given that it was advertised and reviewed as nothing less than a "comedy of debauchery" I wasn't disappointed.  The length was an issue for me, but the rest I liked for what it was.

That, and quite frankly, these "rise and fall" plots (usually also filled with a person who succumbs to drugs or whatever) has been done SOOOOOOOO many times that I'm glad we get it played up for laughs this time.
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 12, 2014, 11:25:34 PM
http://imgur.com/gallery/n3WIs
Your favourite games as Japanese woodblock print.

Starfox and FF6 get vote for my personal favourites
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 12, 2014, 09:44:28 PM
Thanks so much Aeolus for putting in the time for the reply. :)

Finally getting back to the game after a bit of burn out.  The cutscene in the fire cavern thing was the most riveting thing ever [in this game]! 
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Child of Light on: April 12, 2014, 01:00:47 PM
So why again am I pre-ordering a download-only title?

Don't know, but there it is...

I got a PS3 theme, so yaay
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: AMAZING new TRAILER of FREEDOM WARS on: April 12, 2014, 12:12:19 PM
From the first Youtube video Kevadu linked:

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Overpopulation has become such an issue that a drastic measure has been implemented: anyone arrested for any crime is found guilty, regardless of whether or not they actually are, and forced to battle giant monsters as punishment. Defeating the monsters, known as "Abductors" because they capture civilians, reduces the Criminals' sentences.

lmfao

people just can't keep their pants on, dammit!!!!!!!!
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 12, 2014, 01:45:39 AM
Can someone quickly explain how to play effectively with the Salve Maker and Pirate??
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 11, 2014, 08:19:09 PM
On the other hand: miniskirt + midriff

Does the fact her face looks like it belongs to a toddler counter either point?  Cuz that hair is something else.

Haha I dunno, even in general I just didn't really find the CC designs really resonated with me.  I thought Serge and (sorta off track here) the Arlian Wood menu frame were the most stylish things, everything else between a pink dog to some sort of moe-bat girl (lit.) kinda weirded me out.
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 11, 2014, 07:15:03 PM
Dodged 200 Lightning Bolts in a row AND beat the Chocobo Race while getting 5 treasure chests today. Man those two trophies were nagging at me forever it seemed. All I have left for trophies is maxing out the sphere grid with every character and beating Nemesis & Penance. I think I might try my hand at Nemesis tonight or tomorrow.

Eugh... I don't want to do the five chests....  Is it just me or does that Choco at Remiem change speeds randomly?  Once I barely finished with two chests.  I wouldn't know how to win by getting five; it's too close and the controls start to get fucky when the camera turns.

I'm glad you did the bolts though! :)

With regards to Pierre and Kid:

I thought Kid was the "tomboy" character in the *worst* ways, she drove me nuts.  Extremely minimal clothes and speech that may as well belong to a pirate, bleh.  She doesn't do a thing for me.

Pierre annoys me because these Japanese titles have a stupid and bad habit to create these French-talking, blond, fancy-pant, flamboyant characters for no better reason than a cheap laugh. 
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 11, 2014, 02:28:44 AM
Final Fantasy X

I'm glad that when going in for *just* the reels and crest, Blitzball isn't too terrible with the right team (the Al Bhed can kiss my butt though, and I usually just "cheat" matches with Ronsos in it because they take forever to move around and attempt to break them is basically futile).  As far as I can tell, you just keep resetting the stats to make the Blitzball work for you.

I'm gonna say something soon about how pretty the game is, but before I do that, I just have to make fun of how NPCs look like ONE MORE TIME.  Like seriously... they look like shit thrown into mud and some sadness then had it thrown and rubbed into their face.  I love it.


Not much progress otherwise.  I don't even know why I'm taking it so far for anything other than personal satisfaction, but I don't really have many other titles to keep me company this summer, so why not. :)

I really never appreciate just how wonderfully designed Spira is before.  Truly, I wish the game was 'bigger' just to experience more of it (I guess X-2 will fill that void).  The Aeons are something I *always* fancy the look of every time (though I wish they took Ixion a bit further, maybe every time his hoof touches the ground you see some lightning or something!!!).
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 11, 2014, 01:03:27 AM
In terms of anime hair, Nash's is pretty tame. It's stylised but not beyond ridiculousness.

I looooooooved Suikoden 3's Trinity Sight system, and it would be really cool if another game did something similar.

Did some poking around - yikes, Suikoden 5 *is* getting expensive. I wonder why? It didn't seem like it had that low a print run. I used to see it for $30 all the time.

Best advice is to grab it before it becomes ridiculous like Suikoden 2.

Eugh.  They can have it.  I feel bad, but I couldn't beat that game after the long ass loading times really ruined it for me.
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 11, 2014, 12:31:09 AM
^ I find it funny that to get the best character (arguably Glenn) you have to be a big asshole to Kidd by not helping her, not saving her, and basically doing your own thang.

I really want to play Suikoden III again.  I might give her a go for nostalgia with gameshark codes or something.  I loved the hell out of Suiko II when I played it, but I doubt I could venture another go....  I got really disheartened from the whole thing when I had basically ALL the stars but found out I missed one a ways, ways back (iirc it was Clive or that gunner girl she's chasing).

On a semi-related note, I love the shit out of the SuikoII/III artist (name slips my mind atm).

I also liked the multi-perspective system Suikoden III had.  Sure it doesn't always mean an exciting time for your less favorite character, but it was unique and gave the players a reaaaal treat for actually getting the 108 recruits.  Also, I love Nash... he's good to look at... But is his hair a real hairdo?  I have a nasty habit of trying to translate whack designs to real life...






the fuck am I on about.
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 10, 2014, 12:50:35 PM
Tried dodging bolts for like 20 minutes. I really suck at this. I've literally done every other minigame, but this one I always struggle with. I tend to freak out after awhile and miss one because I can't concentrate. Did reset the blitzball data and the sigil was the first prize for the league so now I need to go recruit my players and get this bad boy.

Is just resetting it easier?  I probably shouldn't recruit players for more than 10 games then...

And try my little prep list, Blace.  It still took a few attempts, but I managed, and when I was on a roll, I think I managed 250 before I got struck (it kinda sucks there's no trophy popup for when you hit that #...)

Dim the TV, turn on the lights (I went the full mile and put on sunglasses too), and hit up that cheat crater.  Find a "recognizable patch" that you know when to just press 'x' on before you even see/hear the bolt or that flash happening. 

Resetting the data is easier for the league prizes, yeah. Save before you do it and make sure the prize you want is there before saving over the file because you'll lose your players and levels for nothing. I got all the reels for Wakka and his weapon before resetting the data. Probably the easiest way. You can also save on before your 10th league match and if you don't like the prize just reset the system and beat the match again until the right prize pops up, but I didn't want to keep re-beating a match because I'm sick of blitzball at this point.

As for dodging bolts, how can you tell when to press X without waiting for the light or sound? I tried counting out seconds in between strikes and it was varying between 5-12 seconds which is very inconsistent. I was in that crater you mentioned.

This Crater.  It's in the south half (use the minimap in the video). It consistently BOLTS in that one area as you approach the crater (I had to do bigger circles around it than the guy in the video....dunno why).  With that consistent bolt, I was able to perfectly time and predict when each bolt was coming.  No fuss.
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