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46  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: JAST USA Licenses Steins;Gate Visual Novel in N. America on: April 22, 2014, 12:46:12 AM
There are really only two categories for VNs. Those that have porn, and ones that don't. Anything that doesn't get tossed into the all general ages bracket. I don't necessarily agree with it as some of these VNs deal with content that is definitely not "all ages" material. VNs get such a negative stigma for porn that the All Ages rating is flat out telling you there is none in it.

per Andrew's own explanation in the article, I'd say there are three categories.

1) nukige -- sex is front and center. It's the point of the game. It's the gaming equivalent of porn.
2) eroge -- sex happens. It can be seen as a "reward" of some kind, or just something that happens. It's the gaming equivalent of a Hollywood movie with a racy sex scene that includes nudity.
3) "all-ages" -- no nudity. Caveats noted elsewhere in the thread apply. :)
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: I made a list quiz on JetPunk on: April 19, 2014, 03:37:06 PM
Tomara -- I'd forgotten about Villgust! Hmm ... on that note I suddenly remember a whole bunch of other Japanese RPGs I could probably get in there.

Monsoon -- Thanks for the tip. I'll look into Sporcle.

I'm thinking I might make one that's localized-only, and specific to the first generation of CD consoles (Sega CD / Saturn + PlayStation). That would be mucho fun.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / I made a list quiz on JetPunk on: April 18, 2014, 06:26:25 PM
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/87414/the-golden-era-16-bit-rpgs

This site, you just type in stuff and get answers right. It's a kind of addictive site. I was introduced to it with a map of the world, you have to name all 196 (current) sovereign nations, and you have 12 minutes. I took it 30 times until I learned them all, and now I can do it in like 6 minutes. Then I started taking other quizzes, and searching for quizzes. And I noticed a distinct lack of good RPG quizzes.

So the link up there? That's just a big (but non-exhaustive) list of RPGs on 16-bit consoles (SNES, Genesis, a few PCE/Turbografx). I give you the hint, you give the answer. I have the answers laid out in alphabetical order.

I might add more to it, or I might make more quizzes, such as game-specific quizzes where you have to name all playable characters or other trivia to the game. There are a bunch of pokemon quizzes, but I would be more interested in doing, say, a Xenosaga lore quiz. :P

Plz let me know what you think.
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: April 18, 2014, 05:05:44 PM
CollegeHumor presents:

"If Miyazaki Films Were Like Other Anime"

This is super good.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6965134/if-miyazaki-films-were-like-other-anime
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Holy CHRIST, RPGFan. I'm glad you're still here. Sorry I killed Anime Dream on: April 13, 2014, 01:30:47 PM
Life is good and nothing can bring down RPGFan. Sup Angelo. :)
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shin Megami Tensei iOS funtimes on: April 10, 2014, 10:16:13 PM
I like the anti-frustration feature where if you die, you can continue in most cases at the point where you died.

ME TOO
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Y's fans- I need your help on: April 10, 2014, 10:15:42 PM
ah yes, Sega Master System, where the brown-haired Aron faced off against "Dark Dekt."
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Y's fans- I need your help on: April 10, 2014, 05:19:59 PM
Also just a friendly reminder, Ys has no apostrophe.

This.

As an Ys fan, I'll also assure you it's pronounced "Eece" (fleece minus the fl), not "Wise"

Also, get over your PC aversion because Ys Origin is great. :)
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 08, 2014, 01:38:15 AM
I liked FFX-2.

No, really! I love camp. It was so full of ham and cheese that it went way beyond being annoying and was just damn funny. Besides, I'm just easy to please with a job system and mission based structure.

This.

I don't think I feel shame for liking unpopular RPGs. And X-2 is right up at the top of such a list. Camp was fine with me. The job system rocked, the battle system rocked, everything about it was super-fun.

I cannot wait to pick up X/X-2 HD and go nuts getting 100% achievements on both. Getting the "International" content is super exciting for me as well. :)
55  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: April 07, 2014, 03:22:48 PM
One of Nintendo's worst decisions (IMO) in the last decade was to declare that they'd be limiting the number of soundtracks they'd release. Lots of their games aren't getting OST releases. Twilight Princess was a notorious one. Another one that ABSOLUTELY deserves its own attention, but didn't get it: Kirby's Epic Yarn.

This soundtrack is all kinds of amazing.

Here's a pick: Deep-Dive Deep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oXqlgmTT3I
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The official waifu thread on: April 02, 2014, 04:36:09 PM
Shurelia from Ar tonelico 1.
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: April 01, 2014, 03:41:06 PM

Now what would be really impressive is that at the end of the song you pull out a paper and it's an image of a tiger's eye. That would take a miracle.
58  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 30, 2014, 06:49:04 PM
I'm still playing this game instead of playing FFXIV because I'm dumb/weird.

AF armor upgraded to ilvl119. For WHM and SMN.

working on doing the same with relic armor.

Up to date on Adoulin story, which is WAY more involved and interesting than WotG. And they're rolling it out faster.
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: March 29, 2014, 01:39:38 PM
eschatology contains JAP dub option. YES!

Oh my gosh.

Only now did I realize that Japanese Escha and Logy, "Escha to Logy" = eschatology (study of the end of time).

That's baller.
60  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Wolverine Digital Copy Grab Spectacular. Happy Holidays You Wonderful Lot. Eat a on: March 28, 2014, 02:44:37 PM
The price is you have to tell me which of the three women in the movie you find most attractive

I suppose I should answer you, many months later.

Hmmm ...

Tao Okamoto (Mariko in the film)
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