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6571  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 29, 2013, 02:11:29 PM
I have never seen someone look forward to working in gamestop before. :P

My life has slowly been ruined just knowing the type of people that live out there and come into the store... . S:

PROTIP: TELL THEM YOU'RE GOOD AT UPSELLING.  THERE YA GO.
6572  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 29, 2013, 10:50:51 AM
I've got no beef with you updating what good monsters are, I'd rather avoid trial and error myself.
6573  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 29, 2013, 01:30:26 AM
Ni no Kuni

*sniff sniff*.  Smell that?  I smell Dragon Quest all over it!  BLEGH. 
It's a good game (betterthandragonquests), but some parts feel really stiff and compromised of a few poor game design decisions. 

For one, the monsters are a bit of a pain, micromanaging (and slow eating animations for very minor stats boosts), equipping them, and then evolving metamorphisizing them back to level 1 makes the grind of the game worse (made worse when trying to "power up" before a boss still stuck with underleveled yet freshly evolved monsters or toughing it out with a high leveled but weaker monster).  The micromanaging can make it a pain whether to gauge getting a new monster or keeping with the ones you have.  The low capture rate is irritating as well, making a few quests a lot of trouble (or at least time consuming) than it should.

The episodic nature of the storyline is just downright silly and the result of uninspired writers or something.  I'm not finding much drive in a plot that has me doing fetch quests so, literally, story-relevant NPCs can "feel good" again because they lost whatever virtue.  The inconsistent voice acting to cutscene ratio really breaks the flow of the dramatic parts as well.  Made worse because there aren't too many of the cutscenes that are really entertaining either.

The saving grace has to be the overall addictive quality of the gameplay, even in spite of its flaws.

This is probably something I'll enjoy but trade in if the value is good enough.  That and given the time I have free these days, it's not really the type of game I can see myself pouring into the bonus content with.
6574  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: January 28, 2013, 11:28:51 PM
There's a fantastic guide on GameFAQS for how to grab all the missables AND get Excalibur II in time. I've done it twice, and I can attest to its efficacy.

Also having Excalibur II means you can show off to all of your friends what an FFIX boss you are.

If my time wasn't so tight, I'd love to take that challenge (wait, that's silly, obviously going for a speed run implies it'll be quick so nothingshouldreallystopmeindoingthat....).  But then I'd miss the charm of the storyline.  I'm so sad ATE's haven't come back, they really fleshed out the game better than a lot of the others in the series and didn't need voice acting to do it.  You compared it to Tales skits, but these one showed a whole scene (well; there's only 75 ATEs and they unfortunately end abrubtly after the last town in the game a credit to Tales where they do between 200-400 per title...I'm just wondering which style is better though).

Fuck I'd kill for an HD version of this game
6575  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: January 28, 2013, 10:58:18 PM
News not update:  RIP, Young Justice.
6576  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Brony Documentary on: January 28, 2013, 08:39:13 PM
Heck, I wish I was them. At least one thing in life would give me blissful pleasure.
Not that I don't enjoy anything... but clearly not as much as they do.

Normally I'd agree, and while I'm sure the one fella was a minority, I have very, very little respect to a guy who says "Before MLP, I had nothing".  That's the aspect of any fanatics I hate, any of the peeps who take their hobbies to an 11.
6577  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 28, 2013, 07:08:34 PM
-Respawn rate =\

-Monster catch rates are stupid low
6578  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: January 28, 2013, 05:00:23 PM
^awesome art

It's a good theme


Smoke broc'li ev'ree day.


I wonder.


The audience...


Womp woomp.
6579  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: January 28, 2013, 04:11:23 PM
http://youtu.be/9XPBJXzZgkQ

Apparently if you rap at a Wendy's drive thru, you get food free!!  Brilliant!
6580  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: January 28, 2013, 03:37:49 PM
Sometimes, actually a lot of times, you'll find yourself without a healer as people join and leave as part of the story so be sure you're stocked with potions.

I always kept a healer.  wtf, why isn't there anything better than a Hi Potion
6581  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: January 28, 2013, 12:50:26 PM
I'd hit it.

I wouldn't hit that... with my car.
6582  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: January 28, 2013, 12:25:59 PM
Oh.  One other thing.  Blind or not, be sure to steal at least three things from all bosses!!! DO IT.
6583  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: January 28, 2013, 11:57:06 AM
The best I've seen the series do consistently is (1) z-target to a toggle on/off button or holding it, and (2)....stereo/mono.
6584  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Step Back: Final Fantasy IX on: January 28, 2013, 11:56:04 AM
There are a TON of missables in this game, not to sure how thorough you are ( a lot of these are superfluous "key items" though that don't do shit).

Best advice?  Buy extra weapons and max out skills before you move on to a new [stronger] weapon.  And do Choco-Hot-Cold.  Don't ask, just do it.
6585  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: January 28, 2013, 03:40:25 AM
That reminds me... I hate to hell there aren't more "Options and Settings" in Nintendo games....
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