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6571  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: February 20, 2013, 07:46:32 PM
"New FF display at E3.... Sayonara!"
That's brand power for ya...

I hate how much they say without actually saying anything.

"This system works well, it's interactive, and plays great -- you will love it!"... umok.
6572  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: February 20, 2013, 07:11:26 PM
Can anyone else maybe see THe Last Guardian as part of the PS4 starting lineup?  Not shown here (hopefully E3).  I get this vibe, dunno why.
6573  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: February 20, 2013, 05:47:04 PM
PlayStation Meeting LIVE / GameTrailers: http://www.gametrailers.com/netstorage/psmeeting/live.html

Update: They will discontinue the Vita.


6574  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: February 20, 2013, 05:21:54 PM
alright I GIVE UP!!! a need a hint or something guys.... I won't check a faq because I know the dangers of laying eyes on those all too well.... but the ghost kid's riddle in peridia (yea, I think I'm off on the town name, but you know where I mean...).... I swear I know the answer, but just don't know what the hell to type!! 
He asks for the location of a symbol in the regions of the world section of the book that only appears once.... I found two possible answers, one on the world map and one of the map of summerlands:south (the # symbol for old smokey) but no matter what I type I can't get it right.... am I shooting blanks here!!!???? In other words, am I totally wrong in my answer and not my verbage? this is driving me whacky....

If I am right in my answer..... FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY PLEASE JUST TELL ME WHAT TO TYPE!!!!.... if I am wrong then just tell I am wrong... I'm not looking for a "hand-out" of the correct answer.... more or less, I just don't want to waste any more time trying to figure out exactly what to say  for the little casper kid to recognize my answer as correct if it in fact is....


Edit: Or Old Smokey.  I might be confusing them.
6575  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 20, 2013, 12:48:19 PM
How many people go through the same experience, of not realizing how very real and very serious mortality can be?

And then you do get that sudden realization and it's terrifying and hard to keep down, and you're staying up till four or five in the morning every night because you can't stand losing consciousness, especially not when it's dark out, and then everything makes you jumpy and you're sleep deprived to the point of being incoherent and inexplicably /cold/ all the time. And it goes on for months.

Or maybe that's just me.

I can relate to that. But you know what Quina says...

I'm absolutely adoring all this FF9 talk, I definitely do think it is one of the better FFs and really, for lack of better words, hit its stride.

Mesh:  I'm not the best for figuring out themes and nuances in games or other media, and I never really looked at FF9 as a dark game till you pointed it out and got me thinking about it.  What I was talking about with FF8 was when you went into several paragraphs of detail about the plot but also the infamous "icicle impaling" scene that goes completely forgotten.

Aeo:  I love the occasional long paragraph rants you do.  They're incredibly truthful and perfectly funny.  Keep posting here!

Taelus:  You actually said it best in the actual FF9 thread and you said something important to being a fan in general -- you love it despite its flaws.  Beautifully said!  And on topic of Game Journal --- fuck y'all, I like Golden Sun Dark Dawn!!  Haha.  There's a lot of shitty games I love actually.
6576  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 20, 2013, 03:06:27 AM

I like the conscious decision to draw a pelvic thrust in the second panel
6577  Media / General Games / Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: February 20, 2013, 01:39:15 AM
Went to failstop for my limited edition....they had been shorted copies. I have to wait til tomorrow now.



6578  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: February 20, 2013, 01:21:26 AM
As a thought exercise, I often like to compare Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and IX. Every time I come away thinking IX should be considered the best out of the three, but I always run into a problem with this: I just don't like playing FFIX. It is boring. I have always found it boring. As dated as the graphics are on VII and as contrived as the story in VIII, I have played through each multiple times, and I still have urges to play them every now and then (particularly VII within the past year). I just don't get it.
Could it be the more futuristic or modernized look of the games, perhaps? I've noticed that I have a greater appreciation for more olden looks myself, but some people just appreciate the look of average day society.

I think a "modernization" of the game could really help FF9.  It's got a LOT going for it, but the battles can be a real drag... a lot of PSX RPGs were though.  The fact that half of them take their sweet time to pan around the battle field before you fight really adds up.
I also hated the turn order of FF9.  Someone is low in HP, and you hope your heal spell kicks in before the enemy knocks them on their ass.  Then you use a Phoenix Down, but you can't heal them in time again because they only recovered 10 HP with the damned Phoenix feather.

I've sad it before, but I think Digi Devil Saga and FF10 handled this best (FF10 especially for showing the turn order and showing how "haste" actually works in your favor BEFORE you select the spell).  They were turn-based random battles, but they moved really quick.  DDS essentially had a fast forward button.
6579  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 20, 2013, 01:15:32 AM
Why aren't we talking more here about the soundtrack??  It's, like, awesome.
6580  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 19, 2013, 11:44:41 PM
Finished Final Fantasy IX last night.  That game was pretty lighthearted and fun.

I thought FFIX was the darkest FF game :(

I absolutely loved your analysis on FF8's plot, so I'm curious why you think FF9 was dark.  I don't disagree, I think I can see a lot of what you mean (Black Mages, Terra-ians, Kuja himself maybe, certainly his reign of destruction before Kuja's own death sentence was given).
6581  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 19, 2013, 11:42:47 PM
Random Thoughts in Dice's Squishy Life:

~ I went shopping with my mum today.  Two places I like were going out of business.  They don't sell clothes.  This has been a trend.  Basically, my mall is 90% clothing stores by this point, this excludes food and drink places, but includes hair and other accessory shops.  HMV is singing it's last song, EB games is doing fine enough, and I guess that one book store is doing ok because it's attached to a bigger chain of book stores.

~ I bought a black bamboo tray from a Japanese shop whose owner was closing up and going online (rent was too high, niche was too small).  They were selling it at 75% of it's original price tag; I actually think I heard their heart break when they were selling it, it's rare and pricey, and going for a steal.

~ When eating alfredo sauce, you shouldn't add many other dairy products like cheese or milk to thicken/loosen the sauce when re=heating it for the next day... you're gonna have a bad time.

~ I had a magical connection with a random person the other day while I was waiting for take out at Swiss Chalet.  It was one of those where you wonder where five minutes more would have got you, and then that moment where you part ways probably to never meet again.  It makes me happy to know it's "not me", since I'm dogshit with keeping friends, especially with my semester, work load, and general whack schedule.  If I'm not in school for long hours or reading till late at night on weekdays, then I work on weekends!! :D

~ I get crushes on "weird" looking guys.  I think John H Benjamin is a great looking guy.  And Edward Norton was my high school crush.  Being a giant tomboy, I have trouble talking with women, I tend to get somewhat flustered when a conversation goes so well.  I think I need an equally tomboy friend.

~ I actually get upset thinking about the tricky place SC for Trails in the Sky is in.  How weird an HD RPG developed with Studio Ghibli's help and fancy pants Nintendo-war game sequel can't make me feel the same "gaming-happy" that a budget JRPG did with a ton of text.  I think I'm joining Neal on finding more "out there" titles, the big stuff isn't as impressive these days as something unique or different.

~ One of my weird dreams is to pen and draw a kid's story book.  I think they're amazing

~ I watched Boondock Saints again the other night.  I think it is one of few titles that is *safe* to say it IS in my Top 5.  And given the amount of [awesome] movies I've watched in my life, I think it's big when you or anyone can admit a movie into your top 5.
6582  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: February 19, 2013, 11:18:09 PM
Finished Mushi-shi, and I loved it from start to finish (so much so I bought it the next day!), such a "relaxing" show,lol. Decided to try Toradora and so far I am very happy with the choice and Little Lady and I are watching Honey and Clover as our bedtime show, so far it's pretty enjoyable.

Hmm..  I need a new boyfriend.
6583  Media / General Games / Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: February 19, 2013, 12:52:04 PM
I'll wait for it to be $20 in the bargain bin me thinks.
6584  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: February 19, 2013, 01:19:19 AM
Based off trailer??  GotY in the werks.
6585  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 19, 2013, 01:02:40 AM
Aeolus' summary on romantic quirks was perfect.
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