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46  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Game selection help on: November 16, 2013, 12:37:51 AM
There are 4 Atelier games on PS3. Rorona is probably the weakest of them, and even that one I enjoyed. If you've never played an Atelier game, may want to just skip ahead to the 14th game (newest in the US): Atelier Ayesha.

It's turn-based RPG (3-character combat) with lots of item and synthesis stuff. And it has incredible art and music. So ... yeah, just do that.
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Religion on: November 14, 2013, 08:28:57 PM
New song on the new Arcade Fire album starts out with the lyric "Afterlife ... Oh my god, what an awful word."

I was raised in protestant evangelical non-denominational Christian stuff. I loved my youth group, summer camp, and college experiences. Adult life re-colored a lot of my thoughts about the world and the universe and God.

But I still believe. But I think I'm not very good at the whole "faith" thing. Much better at "hope," which may be considered a lil weaker than faith.

But I'm a liberal-ish, universalist-ish kind of Christian who adores the work of Brian McLaren and Rob Bell. The kind of people who question things like *belief in eternal damnation for the unsaved* -- the sort of unsavory stuff that makes a lot of people run far away from anything Jesus-ish.

I'm also a fan of a writer named David Dark who wrote a book called "The Sacredness of Questioning Everything." He points out, quite rightly, that "agnostic" is the opposite of "gnostic" -- having secret knowledge. For every question that does not (yet, anyway) have an answer, the intellectually honest thing to do is declare oneself agnostic on the matter. So am I a Christian? Yes. Am I agnostic? About lots and lots of things? Yeeeees!

But I hope and try to believe in various things that I grew up with and still deem as generally good. For all the mental health issues I have, I don't really have "hang-ups" over my religious upbringing. At least, not as far as I (or the cavalcade of therapists and psychs I've seen, both religious and non-religious) can tell.
48  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Selling my CAVE soundtrack collection on: November 11, 2013, 01:51:00 PM
bump ... most of the albums are still there. Perhaps I overestimated the demand for these?

Waiting on their sales is one of the key things holding up early asset development for Stasis Concerto. For whatever that's worth... the sale goes to a great cause!
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SQEX's indie usable IPs; Gex, Fear Effect, and Anachronox on: November 07, 2013, 04:11:44 PM
Anachronox yo. Anachronox. <3
50  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: November 02, 2013, 12:30:23 AM
Currents

Suikoden II Orrizonte ver:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ9Y2aGXJvs

Suikogaiden opening ver:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7hQ5zMMk_8

I love this song.
51  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Dropsy (the clown, not the disease) on: October 24, 2013, 04:51:43 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jaytholen/dropsy?ref=recently_launched

I'm putting money and a lot of "HEY PLEASE LOOK AT THIS" effort into this. A good net-friend, Jay Tholen, is finally making his dreams come true. Using MS Paint and an "open" puzzle-solving system. Multiple solutions work with the inventory you find, so it's not just "combine the right weird inventory and touch the right hot-spot and move to the next area." It's pretty clever game design.

And the story is weird and surreal and rad.

Go give this guy money plz. :)
52  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Attack On Titan On Guitar (Just for fun) on: October 15, 2013, 12:56:05 PM
1) start a band and play at MAGFest. I beg you.

2) Whenever anyone even mentions Attack On Titan, all I can think of is Steam Summer Sale. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoGxA48HQ1g
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: October 01, 2013, 10:51:22 PM
When there was no localization announcement in the first wave of the release, I was worried we'd never get. Now silly Japan is re-releasing a game with some additional features, and *now* we get the real deal in NA/EU. That's how it ought to be!!

(how it ought to have been for FFX-2 Intl/Last Mission, et al)

I am psyched out of my mind to play this game.
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Cosmic Star Heroine - a Zeboyd Games joint on: October 01, 2013, 09:06:40 PM
skeptical of them listing basically every well-beloved 16/32-bit JRPG as an inspiration.

They listed three. And I think they're right to. I mean, they *didn't* list Star Ocean, and they're right not to, because they're not doing action-based combat, and despite the relatively large ensemble of characters, they probably aren't building 80+ "vignette" mini-ending scenes for those characters paired up.

Nor did they list Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy.

As far as I'm concerned, their early IPs (BoD and Cthulhu) were them getting their feet wet. I agree with you that the games were a little TOO repetitive: the second half of Cthulhu was a bit of a drag. I haven't played the two PAA games, but I think there they were at least somewhat hampered by having to follow along with Penny Arcade's ... whatever it is.

This game looks like the real deal. I think this is the kind of game they were born to make. If they can spice up combat, and keep them hawt Sega-CD-ish animations comin' my way, I have no reason not to deeply want this game. I think it's going to be rock solid.

In any case though ... yeah, $20 committed. Soundtrack is insta-win. Hope game will be too. :P
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Surprise! Drakengard 3 (aka; how to damn "nier" lose your shit about old title) on: September 24, 2013, 09:57:42 AM
Put in my preorder yesterday.


Someone talk me out of getting the anniversary box.

Get it. Tell me how that chiptunes album is. :)
56  Media / The Soundroom / Hip Tanaka's tribute to Hiroshi Yamauchi on: September 22, 2013, 11:39:36 AM
Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka did a ton of 1st-party Nintendo music back in the day and is still involved in the music scene.

With the passing of Nintendo founder Hiroshi Yamauchi, Tanaka-san put together two arrange tracks as tribute. One for Metroid, another for Super Mario Land.

https://soundcloud.com/hip_tanaka

Thought some of you guys would enjoy it.

Ramza
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FFIV The After Years gets a 3D iOS remake!? on: September 21, 2013, 11:18:47 PM
I'll happily take the flack for this...

I thought The After Years, as a "canon fanfic" of sorts, was *really* good. I have virtually no complaints.

"Interlude" was a waste of time.

But TAY was fun and fresh and I like short chapter-y stuff with big endings (see: Live A Live).
58  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Tales of the Abyss 3DS on: August 31, 2013, 05:17:12 PM
Serene, I don't see a list, just different game names in the subject line.

What do you have available for 3DS right now and what prices?
59  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Alundra Rap Video by The Legendary Zoltan on: August 26, 2013, 06:40:59 PM
Out Zelda'd Zelda.

HELL YES.

I love you so much.

Make another one of these. Using more Alundra music. I loved when you sang "DA DA DA" along the one part of the song.

If you do a chill track to the last dungeon music ... omfg
60  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Selling Almost All My Games - NES, SMS, Genesis, Sega CD, SNES, Saturn, N64 on: August 24, 2013, 09:35:53 AM
Not gonna add any VGM to that list?
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