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6166  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 31, 2012, 02:24:01 AM
Finally getting around to Nier.

Why is dialog in JRPGs so ridiculous?

"....tell me about this black book, how does it work?"
"what? it's just a song. I don't know"
"what kind of idiot singss a song without knowing what it means!?"

Are you asking about the sudden chatter going from about a book to a song??
IIRC the song's lyrics told of a book with powerz (i.e.; Weiss). He was asking about what the song's details to use Weiss as per the original plan to cure evil disease. 

I thought it was charmin'.
6167  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 30, 2012, 01:28:09 PM
Nearly done with The Last Story, just need to finish up the epilogue...

All in all, nice game, but not exactly something special. Not counting a few nasty (boss) battles, fighting is a ton of fun and the game has the decency to not overstay its welcome. A 25 hour investment should be plenty to wrap it up. The story was a big bag of cliche, though. At times it tried so hard to be a tear jerker, but just failed miserably because the drama it's going for is so overdone. And I still don't like the bloom-effect. I made Yurick's clothes a bit too light and now he looks like a walking talking lightbulb! It's giving me horrible flashbacks to Bakshi's Lord of the Rings...

Eugh.  I wanna support XSeed and all their endeavors... makes me sad thinking this game just ain't worth the pesos.

Booted up Star Ocean 3 for nostalgia's sake.  Came to the Shrine of Kaddan.  Seriously...what the fuck, game.  I love this SO3's battle system to BITS, but the dungeons are absolute torture -- specifically in the game's nasty habit of 2-3 dungeons in a row, one leading into the next.  The Shrine of Kaddan is especially brutal, the lack of guidance in what the hell to do can be a drag to figure out...

Anyways, to describe the rest: ... sidekick... sidekick... sidekick (300% Cancel Bonus!!!) -- Victory!
6168  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 30, 2012, 01:20:13 PM
The Chrono Trigger floating continents created...using... Zelda: Wind Waker's graphics and engine???
6169  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: May 29, 2012, 01:48:16 PM
Here's my usual question for Atelier games:

How does time work? and how lenient is it?

Not very, but apparently this one is better than the others in the Arland series.  But I'm holding out for Ayesha which, apparently, is a lot more lax on it.  I suck with the time management demands. D:
6170  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 29, 2012, 12:07:16 AM
Rewatching Dark City.  Kiefer Sutherland is so terrible in this movie. :)

The movie is so, so B-grade it's technically terrible... but so cool on so many other levels that I love it. :D
6171  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 28, 2012, 01:48:50 PM

It's funny only because the human mind can process each of those words simply due to the first and last letter. If I were to wrtie a sentnece by revresing a few letetrs in each of the wodrs, eveyrone cuold still genreally read it fine.

I only read the 1st and last words of your posts.

You're so fickle, weird, and pedantic sometimes.
6172  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 28, 2012, 01:03:53 PM

1) Spine

2) Lither

3) Ginger

4) Subtext

I think I just proved my 'innocence'. :D
6173  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Ass. Creed III on: May 28, 2012, 11:17:43 AM
Ass Creed throws too much money at you to begin with.  I did like, even if somewhat pointless, things to spend it on.  And renovation and sort of "owning" parts of the city was kind of cool.  I liked that than none at all.  I do wish you could buy art work again, I love the hideouts but I love the classical references and seeing something other than weaponry at the bases.

I didn't like den defense in that it was a sort-of punishment for doing too many illegal acts (and you're an assassin, it's sort of an occupational hazard), and it got stressful at times too... but it was still an interesting adjunct to the game.  I just didn't like having all my territories in the cities going down one-by-one.  Not worth the effort by then.
6174  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 28, 2012, 02:10:34 AM
Wait til you watch tonight's episode!

Holy fuck!

Haha -- I thought the exact same thing!!

Well timed, Yodes. :P
6175  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 28, 2012, 01:55:49 AM
I also like how Irving was added in with a textless-FMV.  I smell that as a deliberate choice.

Ash... I think we're like the only ones online right now.  A'hyuck

EDIT: Not anymo'.... ;__;

EDIT-TWO:  Speaking of YouTube... anyone watch the trailer for Pixar's Brave?  Rather, anyone watch the trailers for the JAPANESE *AND* NA versions of Brave?  They're pretty different.  US-Brave made me think she was trying to beat-them-boys by being better at man things than the men are.  But Japanese-Brave looks like a video game trailer.
6176  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 28, 2012, 01:20:55 AM
Well, yeah, small nitpick. Just trying to reason it out. What I didn't like about the movie was the fact that the climax wasn't really a climax; the issue was resolved really fast, and without much fanfare.

Ponyo left that same, dull, taste in my mouth for the same reason.

I would like to see Ghibli do something more adult again.  Earthsea doesn't count, I think.
6177  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 28, 2012, 01:19:23 AM
It was called "how not to play" but I'm pretty sure I did circles AT LEAST once every hour....at least.

Only in Australia.  Fishing for a Sword Fish that's instead eaten by Shark.

6178  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 28, 2012, 12:52:44 AM
Well, the Borrowers were established has living in a very simple life, so they can't have possibly borrowed stuff like phones and whatnot, so in that sense it's understandable.

It wasn't a slap on the hand, just a nit pick that threw me off more than "put me off".
6179  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 28, 2012, 12:41:28 AM
Star Ocean 2 [PSP].  I cannot say enough how much I hate the character portraits.  Especially with who Tri-Ace chose to make some for and who they didn't (for example, Mayor Regis at the beginning has an insane amount of dialogue, but no picture... your goddamn Aunt/Innkeeper gets one, and she's, LITERALLY, a generic NPC again in about 2 minutes).  Also, some of them just look creepy... Celine's father came out of the back-end of the Star Trek extras pool, and Mayor Nall is giving a death-glare.  Ah well, nuances.  On the other hand, I like how some actually match the Sprite (think FF6's Celes wearing lavender and green, while her Amano art was some sort of yellow body suit).

On this playthrough ... more than ever... cannot STAND the insane amount of time chilling in Arlia (the prologue taking years to finish up in a true Tri-Ace fashion), Kilik/Kurik, and Mars. 

It's just waaay too much dialogue...
...especially for a planet that will be blown up in about 10 more hours of gameplay.  Kurik/Kilik is especially stupid.  Unless you play the PA that lets you meet Filia, that whole segment is a complete waste of time, and adding next to nothing plot-wise.

It's really annoying to think of the amount of inane detail that was put into it for an issue that completely changes gears in the second half of the game.

Fortunately, over the years and with enough playthroughs of the game, I've been able to find out which person to talk to or what place to go exactly to advance the story.  But shheeeesh.

And what the f.  Some enemies are cheap!  Often when they have a 1-frame animation to attack, they can beat you to the punch of an attack because Claude's is 2-frames. >=(
6180  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 28, 2012, 12:19:26 AM
There are actually quite a few places in Japan (and Asia, in general) that look like that.

Well, I sort of waved it off given the fact it was an older woman's house with an, I guess, preference for more antique furniture and wares.  I still found the time it takes place unsettling given the rest of the story (and like I said with Spiller's scenario, too).
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