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6331  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: November 21, 2011, 08:42:19 AM
Yeah, Link's lazy-bum status hit an all-time high in this one, it seems.  But I guess the fact he's gonna be trekking high and low over the lands, battling an innumerable amount of monsters and doing a whole bunch of shitty puzzles is what will be his moment to show 'em all.

I love Groose.  And his pompadour.

Zelda is lovely.  A lot of fun, definitely a nice contrast to the serene, humbled, and dutiful (and humorless) incarnation from Twilight Princess.  Her nose looks ugly though.  And I preferred her without bangs too (since every damned character and their mother's seem to wear them in Japan)
I love the relationship between her and Link, definitely a refreshing push for them two, it's cute (I love the little extra blurb of text when you get the sailcloth).

I love the WiiMotion plus controls, combat feels great!!  .... I don't like doing Skyward strikes though (which, guaranteed will be needed for 1-on-1's).
Is it weird I'm scared of the high damage?  Everyone bitched about the half-heart loss, making things too easy, but dammit!  I was cozy with it.  It took me a while to realize you start with 6 then 3 hearts from the get go.

The music is also a twist!  It is definitely Kondo, but it does sound nice.
6332  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: November 21, 2011, 08:31:48 AM
Yeah. GS/EB has the shittiest preorder bonus imo. Personally I want the BB one.

....I find it funny how bestbuy.ca has a listing for Final Fantasy XIV PS3 but not XIII-2 - even the regular edition. lolwhut


Best Buy has been killing the preorder bonuses lately... I think I got a job at the wrong place if I wanted swag.
6333  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Persona 4 G: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (PS3/360/Arc) Announced (2012,ASW/Atlus) on: November 21, 2011, 12:52:30 AM
They got older?  Akihiko gained muscle (finally) and Mitsuru obviously became a fabulous super-model-secret-agent-girl?
6334  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: November 21, 2011, 12:35:29 AM
Seriously whenever I look at Meruru all I see is her legs. They're like a mile long.



Japanese have a bad habit of drawing it like that.  Yikes... Her feet should be at least another foots-worth higher.
6335  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 20, 2011, 01:23:10 AM
I used to ride polar bears to school. Backwards, against the wind so it felt less cold. :(

I crossed beaver dams.... feisty fuckers, what's that aboot?   Usually a glob of maple syrup would be needed to distract them.  If that didn't work, I'd fight em off with mah hockey stick.
6336  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 20, 2011, 12:57:31 AM
But deam igloos make for some comfy livin', you betcha, eh?
6337  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 20, 2011, 12:10:57 AM
I spent the first hour at work calling people about their Skyward Sword preorders... fucking hell, why do so many people sound sucked of any life force.  And why do so many sound like they're monkeys who just got on the phone after scratching and eating the crud off a monkeys back?

Really? Does EB out there not do the automated message thing yet? I got an automated message when AC Revelations came in last week. My first one in fact.

That's what I was thinking... I get text messages actually.

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The backyard show my band was slated to headline tonight got shut down early by the cops, so we were among 3 or so bands who didn't get to play.

Noise complaints, or profanity?  Either way, sucks... grats on headlining though :P

ACR (and the rest that came out that week) was allegedly the first thing we've done it for.  It's rare.
6338  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: November 20, 2011, 12:07:41 AM
OoT was pretty good at balancing introducing players to the setting/game and letting them quickly get into it, it'd be nice if the series could recapture that.

This is a good point. OoT is one of the few Zelda games I don't mind playing through the first hour or so time and time again. Oh, scratch that. One of the few 3D Zelda games. The first hour or two of Wind Waker and TP are awful a 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. time through. It's just like "Hurry up!"

Majora's Mask was even better in regards to the 3D Zeldas. There, the combat tutorial was a fucking side quest. The only problem was that whole Deku Scrub business where you're forced down an entire cycle where you're either desperately trying to find your way around before time runs out if you're new or you're putzing around in the Deku Scrub playground area because you have the flower on day one and you're trying to squeeze out as many side quests as possible if you've played it before and you don't have anything better to do.

I know it's not really in the nature of the Zelda-spirit.... but I would love a sort of "Majora's Mask 2", at the very least, carrying over the mask concept, because I thought it was a brilliant mechanic.
6339  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: November 19, 2011, 09:30:05 PM
I...loved...the new...last?  Community episode.... *sob*


Apparently the ratings got jacked given the threat of losing the show,
6340  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 19, 2011, 09:24:00 PM
The backyard show my band was slated to headline tonight got shut down early by the cops, so we were among 3 or so bands who didn't get to play.  These things happen and it's happened to us before, but it still bums me out all the same. 

...and that's the haps.

D:

I'm sorry.  Never a good feeling.  Cancelled creativity....

I spent the first hour at work calling people about their Skyward Sword preorders... fucking hell, why do so many people sound sucked of any life force.  And why do so many sound like they're monkeys who just got on the phone after scratching and eating the crud off a monkeys back?
6341  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ninokuni (Ghibli + Level 5 RPG) going PS3 on: November 19, 2011, 08:59:59 PM
This game still doesn't interest me, but I might snag it if the reviews are good.

I dunno... there's something lame about giving orders to a monster half a child's size to fight for me... and cruel. :P
But hey, a Level-5 RPG has been missing for a long time.

If anything the visuals will melt your eyes.


They're really not, though.  Anyone else find it lame our main hero is a typically dressed brow-haired boy with red and blue clothing?  I know that Japanese tend to be overly flamboyant, but the kid is boring looking.

The visuals are okay.  I think the backgrounds are outdoing anything in terms of character models... even moreso than that cat king or whatever the heck...  The backgrounds, like I said, is absolutely amazing stuff (I just wanted to emphasize).

I find Ghibli overrated, and I have some faith in Level-5.... BUT, I do have faith in this to be a good game despite my shit talking.
6342  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: November 19, 2011, 08:58:15 PM
Just as well, because he's European. Even if you were insane enough to fly over there JUST FOR ZELDA it'd come out in the US by the time you landed anyway.

Most game stores probably got it on Friday when it was released in the UK.  If you find a private game store, they'd more than likely break street date. And voila!  Trip to Europe saved (or still in but you go to tour! :D )
6343  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: November 19, 2011, 08:56:13 PM
Given what I've seen and heard of this game, I'd rather play FFXIII.

I've played both; 13 is worse. At least Neptunia's dialog and characters aren't 'quite' as annoying and the game presents more of a challenge, not to mention at least Neptunia doesn't pretend that it's story means anything. 13 only beats it in the graphics department in both quality and dungeon design.

I agree with this in the fact the FF13 cast is never happy except in a rare cutscene where the point is for them let a smile out.


Atelier Rorona, and Atelier Totori say hello.


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Considering human tendencies I might actually have to call you a 'liar' on this one Dice. XD There's no way possible you can convince me you have neither picked up a discount DVD or game in your entire life that you either have a guilty pleasure for or were curious about it; despite it not being a Blockbuster/AAA title.
Depends.  Guilty pleasures are arbitrary, and yeah I'm talking about a game I love, not what other people think is a 3/10 or a 9/10, it's what *I* think is a 10/10.  I don't keep nor do I enjoy playing crappy games.  Guilty pleasure movies are another thing, but the movies I have are my gold.  The mentality of spending countless hours on a game that sucks, something I've seen quite a bit (maybe not sucks, but certainly "meh" against), is a waste of short life -- there's plenty more to do and play.

If a discount game sucks, then I'm happy I paid little, and still try to get rid of it.  Good games I'll never give. :D
6344  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: November 19, 2011, 11:37:43 AM
The review on the site is mixed.

Is the general consensus that it's worth picking up for $30 or not picking up at all?

I refuse on counts I didn't want to waste time and money on something I'd only "like a bit".  I don't know how your barometer works.
6345  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 19, 2011, 11:20:41 AM
I beat Tales of Eternia on PSP!  The ending was so simple it sucked balls.  Also, and speaking it came AFTER Destiny, has the more bland set of characters ever.  But makes up for it with some of the prettiest PSX backgrounds you'll ever see.
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