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7711  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 10 things Japanese people hate about JRPGs on: May 22, 2012, 11:14:19 PM
1. The characters are all good-looking guys and beautiful girls.

I think the obvious thing to say here is, "are they supposed to be ugly then?".  But hey.  Apparently all doctors on television are 10's.

6. About 1,200 people line up for preorders.

Wow... the RPG IS dead here then.

8. The protagonist always does the opposite of what I think.

Definitely too many of these.  I liked Tales of Graces, but I think Asbel had his head up his ass and needed a kick.  Sacrificing logic for friendship??  I like the more "die with dignity and honour" style that's usually missing when J-RPG-magic kicks in to save the day.

I don't recall Eyes on Me ever being a selling point.  I liked it, but I don't remember a craze for it of any sorts.
7712  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 22, 2012, 01:51:10 PM
Oddly enough, like Bytor, I'm playing Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana.  The game has aged surprisingly well, and I switched to Japanese voices because I'm so sick of Wendee Lee.  I'm already stuck though.  Le sigh.

Also, friend gave me Eternal Sonata for PS3.  I love the musical-theme and motifs, and the visuals are eye porn.  Crack pot story, but hey, it's a JRPG.

FF9... doing Gargon Roo soon with Garnet back from mandatory-FF-main-female-incapacitation.  I love the names for places in this game.
7713  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 22, 2012, 01:24:25 PM
Site update.

Fancy pants "commercial" aired at the Tales festival.
EDIT: NOT for the new game, just past titles...

Very pretty concept art that even WRPG-gamer Yoda might like (see how well the final product matches...)

And the Official Website for it... Dat "X" gets brighter... Either it is indeed a Xillia 2, or they're trying to be misleading.  Either way, a new quote pops up everyday [in Japanese].
7714  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 21, 2012, 01:44:30 PM
Gundam-tards. Fate-tards. Stop everything. And Enjoy.  If a fan of neither -- awesome stop-motion animation within.

Omg.... Jerry Springer has never been so good. No, it's not hick...well, too hick. Please watch it. Best ending ever!!!
7715  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: May 21, 2012, 12:49:49 PM
There already is an Ayesha topic.  Shame on you, Dice ;)

Goddaammit, I'm drunk.
7716  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: May 21, 2012, 11:24:31 AM
Atelier Ayesha Gameplay (maybe we should make a new topic...? Hmm, maybe later)


Not bad.  Looks like the best background graphics seen in the series.  Looks like the time-doesn't-advance was a bit off, it seems to when you harvest items, but not when you're travelling in-field (or actually doing alchemy?).
7717  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 20, 2012, 01:21:41 AM
I wanna cry Goosey. ;___;
You flatter me more than boyfriend does. x(
7718  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Nayuta: Trails of Seasons thread on: May 19, 2012, 03:55:03 AM
Ys no Kiseki: Oracle of Seasons has a nice ring to it.
7719  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 18, 2012, 05:52:30 PM
Weren't there supposed to be 3 new communities? I saw the 8bit one and that was pretty good. I liked how troy jumped everywhere.

Edit: Community belongs on cable. It's totally geared to that kind of audience and needs a network that will give it more of a chance.

The other two weren't as good, IMO.  I speak as a wishy-washy watcher of the show though (say that 5 times fast)
7720  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 18, 2012, 12:44:29 PM
I liked The Dictator. :)
It loses all of that candid element that Borat and Bruno had, which was a large reason for shock appeal, but the script is solid and the jokes are great.
7721  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Game-opinions no one else agrees with. on: May 18, 2012, 03:07:30 AM
Tales of Symphonia doesn't really play like FFX...

Not gameplay, story. The big plottwists are basically the same.


Auron's your dad.  Jecht's just an asshole.
7722  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 18, 2012, 12:14:48 AM
Not to be culturally insensitive (because this is honestly pretty horrifying) but it's really funny how the Japanese will consistently make cartoons, movies, and novels about how their civilian populations were bombed but gloss over the fact that their troops ravaged the civilian populations of the Philippines, South Korea, and China. The one-sided quality of their viewpoints makes it hard for me to sympathize with such works.

We're all responsible for such slanting. :P
What a funny world, huh?

Insert...  I died.  Swagswagswagswag. xD
7723  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 17, 2012, 11:36:43 PM
I dunno -- MAAAYBE I'm biased.  But Community was AWESOME this week. :D
7724  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 17, 2012, 04:28:28 PM
Too bad he's busy playing.
7725  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: May 17, 2012, 04:16:51 PM
So I watched a YouTube playthrough.  I'm glad I did, it's over in half an hour and really it is just a Caius fight (albeit a hard one-on-one).  However, it does give that 13-3 set-up.  But it's full of the emotional speeches that tend to run-on and are worth next to nothing unless you're really invested into the characters/plot. Serah and Lightning go on about "having hope" and all that. Meanwhile, you get to hear Yuel chipping in a bit by essentially saying the equivalent of: "I hate to say I told you so...but I TOLD YOU SO" about what happened to Serah.


Hm. The game doesn't give much indication to having Serah revive somehow, rather this seem to solidify her staying dead with Serah's spirit having "no regrets" and this serving as a new "reason to fight" or whatever conviction for Lightning. A bit of a pain speaking you go through so much for her in the first game to only have her, more or less, die again here.

The plot for this game is ridiculous as is... don't know what magic tricks they're gonna slug out for the 3rd go around.
Oddly enough, I hope it comes out quick to finish it. Nothing like a good cliffhanger even on a bad story to keep you coming back.
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