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961  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: April 19, 2011, 01:38:22 AM
Qoga sounds like it's vulgar as hell.  I've got a copy right here, and by now, I'm expecting something rancid.

It's not. Basically what you should expect from AT3 is similar to the following analogy: Think of it like a child who has just learned a juvenile-esque rude joke and thinks it's the funniest thing ever. Having run around in school all day getting giggles out of its classmates it runs home all excited and bursts into the living room where you have company and spills the whole thing right then and there.

No one's offended, no one's disgusted, but no one's laughing either. All you can do is gently insert your face into your palm, send the child out, and apologize to everyone else for having to have witnessed that spectacle.
962  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: April 18, 2011, 09:10:59 PM
I'll be honest. For all the defending I did for the game I just traded it in today; having only played about 10 hours worth. I wasn't particularly disgusted or dissatisfied with it; but with all the things I want to do/need to do during a week AT3 really didn't justify being something to waste 4+ hours on every so often. Every time I thought about the game I could simply find no motivation or desire to play it. Take that as you will.
963  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 16, 2011, 01:54:49 AM
I just saw 6 episodes of GunxSword. It was exactly what I needed. XD Not a masterpiece by any standards but a good fun romp that actually has characters and story I can sit down and enjoy without any annoyances. Well...sans that one shot love bird couple. But that was so painful it was hilarious.
964  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: April 15, 2011, 10:05:50 PM
While I can't say this for certain because my knowledge of the industry is severely lacking; but I think the absence of anything related to PCs in this storyline (and console choice) might be a reference to how the PC Gaming industry tends to get ignored/forgotten, especially when it comes to RPGs (not counting the endless string of MMOs both good and bad). Unless you know where to look it's easy to forget they exist. Heck every so often on Gametrailers and Youtube channels I see this common complaint, in paraphrase: "Why do you never review PC games?"
965  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: April 15, 2011, 10:00:58 PM
It doesn't seem right that the new Neptunia is for PS3, ought to be for PSP. Still excited for it though... even though I don't on a PS3...

If I were to hazard a guess it's probably because their development team is PS3 specialized; having done virtually all of their joint ventures on that console. To shift to PSP means they'd have to scrap most of what they've learned and make the project completely from scratch.

I did not know that. Still bothers me a little that a game about handhelds is on a home console, but if it means a better game...

I think that's part of the story's humor. Neptunia's whole shtick is parodying the game industry and all of it's aspects. The teaser art on the countdown site showed a massive pile of discared/junked consoles; which indicates to me that the main plot will somehow be about people ditching their old faith in the console goddesses for whatever reason and changing "religion" to fanatic worship of these new handheld/portable goddesses.

What better self-referential parody of this plot than to put a anti-console story on a console?
966  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: April 15, 2011, 08:57:55 PM
It doesn't seem right that the new Neptunia is for PS3, ought to be for PSP. Still excited for it though... even though I don't on a PS3...

If I were to hazard a guess it's probably because their development team is PS3 specialized; having done virtually all of their joint ventures on that console. To shift to PSP means they'd have to scrap most of what they've learned and make the project completely from scratch. Considering the IF/CH/NISA/Gust team gets gradually better with each game I'd rather have them keep improving on one console than start over and give us another Cross Edge.
967  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: April 15, 2011, 08:49:14 PM
Wait a second...Kenji Inafune is involved in promoting the sequel? So the grandfather of Megaman cuts involvement with the project he's been wanting to do for over a decade and is now involved in Neptune mk-II? What...the...*foghorn*?

I don't know if that means Neptune mk-II is just that good in concept or if MML3 is already that bad.

Edit: Also; screw you Japan. Screw you and your social trend for getting protagonists as naked as possible due as part of the destructible clothing trend. Screw you for using any excuse at all to litter your games with younger and younger females in skimpier and skimpier outfits. *just saw the Artwork gallery* It was barely justifiable in AT3; here there's just no excuse period. XP

Apologies for the over the top rant but...dammit Japan...
968  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Senran Kagura, Thread of "Enormous Breast Hyper Battle" a.k.a. Boobs in 3D on: April 15, 2011, 08:30:07 AM
I would say this is why the Japanese can't have nice things but American filmmakers have been doing that as a selling point for a while now so...*sigh* Humanity.
969  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Persona 4 anime? on: April 15, 2011, 01:12:14 AM
Sadly the gaming industry doesn't often take the "popular" route when it's a good thing in the fan's eyes. XD Heck look at how popular the idea of a FF7 remake is and how long SE have been squashing that idea.
970  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Persona 4 anime? on: April 15, 2011, 12:35:31 AM
It's been so long that I can't remember exactly when; but didn't the creator say shortly after P4 hit that he wouldn't be making any new Persona games for a while? I honestly wouldn't be expecting any til the PS3 hits about the same life cycle the PS2 did between P3:FES and P4. If not outright passing it by til the next generation.
971  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Persona 4 anime? on: April 14, 2011, 11:33:57 PM
I really have no hopes for this and am rather miffed this is what they chose to do with P4. (P3 gets remade twice and all P4 gets is a "Oh yeah; you still exist. Have an animated adaptation instead of any new material across any medium.") XP Until I find a show that proves me wrong I really have no faith in present-day Japanese ability to tell a proper story through the anime medium without botching it up horribly somehow. And if Sakura Wars New York NY has taught me anything it's that the Video Game to Movie stereotype applies to Video Game to Anime as well; expect a train wreck, be pleasantly surprised if it comes out anything above "below average".

Edit: Sorry, three times. I forgot about that cell phone thing for P3.
972  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: April 14, 2011, 02:02:26 AM
All I'm wondering right now is where the hell is Threads of Fate. It got rated what...4 months ago? It's not like it's some big money making title they're holding in reserve for the dry season. XP
973  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: April 08, 2011, 12:54:05 AM
I found it new, I played the prologue today and I have to say I am happy I have it and I think i will like it.  I never played another other game from this company so its all new to me, I really like how its making fun of the whole gaming industry - but I dont get all of it yet (maybe lost in translation?)

My thoughts exactly.

Don't worry about not understanding all of it; that's part of the double edged humor of this game. If you know some basics about the game industry and anime/JRPGs in general you'll get some of the humor and enjoy it. However in order to understand the rest of it you either need niche knowledge or to have been exposed to so many tropes/conventions of those areas that you run the risk of the humor becoming not so fun-to-cringe worthy due to overexposure to such elements in the past.
974  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 07, 2011, 04:42:24 AM
Meh, I caved and chanced watching another anime the other night. Sakura Wars New York NY. You'd think I would've learned by now but with modern anime batting 0-5 I'm starting to consider just not watching it ever again. :-/ (So far Host Club, Corpse Princess, Slayers Revoution/Evolution-R, Sakura Wars New York NY, and Hikaru no Go have been solid "blehs" for me.)
975  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 06, 2011, 04:32:30 AM
Heh, peeking in on this conversation amuses me. So if family violence happens in a modern anime it's tripe but if the same thing happens in a book by a 19th century British dude it's undeniably a classic. Ah the hypocrisy of the viewing audience.
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