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6196  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces confirmed for NA on: December 10, 2011, 11:18:27 PM
Xillia's is pretty fun and has you on your toes... but the game left a lot to be desired, especially as a Tales game.

Not trying to call you out, but you don't speak Japanese at all iirc, do you? If so, it's not really a surprise you would feel that way.  How much of the game have you played?  Unless you're playing it on a different PSN account, your game list doesn't even have Xillia even being played.  Just curious here.

Regardless, I can at least take credence to Ashton's complaints because he actually speaks Japanese.

You missed the point Leyv and I made in the Xillia topic.  I can forsake a story any day (I like SO4 for goodness sake).  But I hated the fact it skipped out on staples of the series, ones that have been in every other title (minigames, costumes, sidequests, secret bosses, bonus dungeons, a Sword Dancer, cameo battles).  Hi Ougi's is one thing, hey we got some, but no matter how you spin it -- compared to other titles, the amount of effort put into this one was a STEP BACK.  That's what makes this a title you can hold off till the (IMO inevitable) Director's Cut. 

For battle system stuff, you don't need to know much Japanese, hell, most of it IS English just written in Japanese.
I didn't appreciate that comment. >=/
I miss story deets and [Japanese] character... quirks... whatever... x(
Besides, it doesn't take a genius to figure out Jude is a pussy-whipped pansy ass.
6197  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces confirmed for NA on: December 10, 2011, 01:17:13 PM
A lot of compliments actually go by the way of Graces, especially in terms of battle system.  Xillia's is pretty fun and has you on your toes... but the game left a lot to be desired, especially as a Tales game.

Could you elaborate, please?  I didn't really pay much attention to Xillia's reception, I admit.

Is this another case of the dual-protagonist system making the game much worse than it should have been?

http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=7924.330
Like Leyv said.
6198  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces confirmed for NA on: December 10, 2011, 12:19:05 AM
Not to be a hater, but I'm way more interested in Xillia... but I guess you gotta buy the eggs to get the omelette.

After some of the reception Xillia got and the fact a lot got left on the cutting board I'm not more interested in that. Certainly not without a Director's Cut coming along that comes closer to finishing the game.

A lot of compliments actually go by the way of Graces, especially in terms of battle system.  Xillia's is pretty fun and has you on your toes... but the game left a lot to be desired, especially as a Tales game.
6199  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 10, 2011, 12:17:27 AM
When it comes to it our generation is fucked. Not only is it almost impossible to get a job w/o a degree, degrees are almost useless paper b/c by the time you get your entry level job you're in so much debt it's not funny. Plus, you can kiss any sort of retirement assistance goodbye if you're an american.

It get's uglier with degrees because despite needing them, no one gives a fuck about half of the degrees you can actually pursue (unless it's some awesome advance sciences or engineering).  It is aaallll about the piece of paper.

I'm pretty burnt out as well.  I've been doing this a while and it never seems to stop.  I *reaally* had a burn out this semester... I couldn't focus, every page of reading sucked. I dealt with work and some personal problems, a textbook was the last thing I wanted.  Like Mesh, I don't really have meaningful college/uni experiences that you usually see with the frat houses on tv/film, but I still try to make the most of it.

A lot of the responses here really make me feel better (I might say something cheesy), but I really wanna say thanks for a lot of the honest responses.

We'll see what my degrees gets me... I'll take a comfortable job to whatever to help with my slowly reddening debt.  As far as I can tell, part time jobs, unless you buy NOTHING AT ALL, will pay for diddly-squat.... maybe some pants and cereal.
6200  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces confirmed for NA on: December 09, 2011, 11:37:45 PM



I'm surprised they "themed" the first trailer.  I would have taken a more "racy" approach and had the first trailers called "DE AT  h A pProacHeS".
6201  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: December 09, 2011, 11:02:15 PM

It was... drugged?!  I don't know how to even bribe a cat with cat-treats to do that.
6202  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Persona 4 anime? on: December 09, 2011, 10:28:33 PM
Trivia of the day:
Igor is voiced by a dead guy.

I guess that explains why Margaret is doing all the explaining.

Yikes, died mid-production??
Conveniently sets up some 1-on-1 with Marge, but RIP, I guess.
6203  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces confirmed for NA on: December 09, 2011, 09:02:52 PM
WHEN REACHING INTO THE FUTURE.. WE SOMETIMES FALL INTO THE PAST

LMFAO

WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN

Maybe it's referring to how sometimes reaching too far with technology only replicates mistakes of the past, or perhaps we can take inspiration from the past on what to do... but that has more to do with devices than JRPG plots.

I hope it has a Japanese option just so I don't have to hear the music in a language I can understand, not to mention numbing some of the pain from a irreparably dumb script.

Justify it how you like, it's out of context and pretentious sounding.

Yeah, sometimes it's good if it just stays in Japanese to be all haiku-sounding and ...elegant...or whatever...
6204  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: South Park: The RPG on: December 09, 2011, 08:40:13 PM
So I got my Game Informer yesterday, and it looks like the battle system is going to be fairly traditional.  This will be very, very interesting to see.  Color me intrigued.

The fact that it's traditional has me, I suppose, knowing it's for the sake of hardcore parody of the genre.
6205  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces confirmed for NA on: December 09, 2011, 08:26:10 PM
The real reason to get this game is because the main hero is the offspring of Disco STU and Suzaku.



I thought I was crazy for joking about the disco outfit... no one else laughed.... -_-

But shneriously.... all that white... in real life?  = douchebag
6206  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces confirmed for NA on: December 09, 2011, 07:36:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dP0XsM23j0

This shit makes me embarrassed to be an RPG fan

No this shit is embarassing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q8h81O6ZXg
At least that trailer has KIDS saying that...  The way FF13-2 preaches about life, death, and finding Lightning 80 times in one trailer has me sick to the pit.  I don't know... I kinda hate how FF13 disguises itself as an anime using real, but stupid, looking designs.  Tales is what it is, a cartoon-anime-game.

The more embarassing thing about that trailer is probably BoA's English lyrics (the girl is baa-aa-aa-ad at them; and she has a bad habit to reuse lines too).
6207  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 09, 2011, 05:59:22 PM
what class?


I failed my share of classes back in the day. Life moves on

Thanks, Yoda. 
Biological Psychology.  I got super sick twice this semester and fell behind, the last half just got nutty.  And falling behind in a class like that.... .... .... =/

It actually kinda does help to hear other people who failed despite their efforts, and mine to the end.  Shit happens, as my dad once said too.
I just hate thinking the time wasted and money wasted.
6208  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces confirmed for NA on: December 09, 2011, 05:49:08 PM
If the sales suck, then fans should punch themselves in the penis. >=/

Dice, would you say you are a "Tales fan" ?

That's where I'm lucky.  First, I do support the series, second, I have no penis.  If I do punch myself, it's just a fleshy patch of inner thigh. 

HAH.
6209  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces confirmed for NA on: December 09, 2011, 05:41:31 PM
I'm just glad this game will be available in English so I can experience that.

Yeah, with the Tales serie... that's all I'm asking for.

Also, am I crazy for thinking Grace F sales will pretty much decide how much effort (if any at all) will go into Xillia?

I wouldn't mind an Xillia delay if it means that a second more "complete" edition is coming out.
100,000 people apparently emailed Bamco wanting Graces.  If the sales suck, then fans should punch themselves in the penis. >=/
But, are they really gonna stop releasing the games here?  Sales for Harvest Moon seem less than amazing generally, but we still see every goddamn title.

I don't really get the question.  How much "effort"? 
I'm mostly curious what they'll do with the opening... After Abyss (sorta), Vesperia, and Graces, are they gonna go back to an instrumental opening?  Ayumi's singing voice aside is one thing, but her English is pretty damn horrible to boot...
6210  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 09, 2011, 05:34:03 PM
I'm going to write an exam I'm probably going to fail.  I failed the midterm (only by 5%, but still... the exam is worth 50%, and we haven't received our paper back to know what we're going in with).  I'm usually more confident, I was willing to try and turn the tables, but work and "life" is dicking with me...  I'm so sad.  I got really misty eyed last night about it, especially reading the material (it's like gibberish to me) and my dad didn't help things.  He was (part joking, at least he made it that when he saw it bothered me a lot) basically on the "you better pass" train.

I'm real blue... : /
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