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961  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Mandatory PS3 update removes right to join class-action lawsuit on: September 23, 2011, 05:18:16 AM
*shrugs* Personally, at risk of coming under fire for being too deep in my cave to see the big picture; I think this is a good thing. America (and it's starting to spread outside the borders from what I've heard third hand) is far too much of a litigation culture for my taste. Kids attempting to sue parents, people suing food businesses for either making them "fat" or not warning them hot coffee is hot...it's actually refreshing to see someone say "No, you can't sue us for X."

Also it might actually force consumers to do something useful when they've been legitimately wronged (like the info hack fiasco) aside from running to a lawyer and ultimately causing about as much damage to the company as a gnat on a bull's nose...like maybe...I dunno...actually sticking to a boycott for a change rather than crying "We won't buy!" then doing so once the next shiny comes out?

Just my two coppers anyway.
962  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Fallout New Vegas: DLC worth it? on: September 21, 2011, 12:37:18 PM
Been curious about the DLC for a while. I thought it looked goofy but a bit fun and was going to wait until Lonesome Road hit to start looking into it. Haven't seen any reviews for that particular DLC out yet so I'm wondering if the "conclusion" to the DLC storyline is worth shelling out the $40 to get everything. Does it add anything substantial to the FNV lore/gameplay or is this something I'm just going to burn through once and never look back at?
963  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea 4 on: September 21, 2011, 09:00:24 AM
Side note: Anyone notice that NIS is becoming more overtly socio-political in their recent games?

ZHP had some blatant moments where it felt like an after-school special of yesteryear from time to time (the biggest example is the 3-4 minute rant about bullying).

Hyperdimension Neptunia, while I can't remember the specifics, seemed to have some things to say of similar tone (albeit more camouflaged in comedic jabbing) regarding gamers and the industry.

Now you have Disgaea 4...with the "Corrupterment" and very, very obvious references to modern events and mindsets.

Kinda detracts from the games IMO. :-\ I'm almost afraid how preachy the next NIS title will be.
964  Media / General Games / Re: Resident Evil Revival Selection on: September 21, 2011, 01:43:08 AM
I picked up the Resi 4 port this afternoon; as someone who's only played the PS2 version I think it looks and feels great. Haven't seen any of the supposed slow down and since I don't give a hoot about pixel, poly, or whatever count they use these days I'd call it an A+. It's at least cheaper than rebuying a PS2 and hunting down a copy of it.
965  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who 2011 Series on: September 20, 2011, 02:13:37 PM
About the only thing that's still keeping me from completely locking myself down into that opinion is the very strong possibility that
the man who traveled with Rory and Amy from "Let's Kill Hitler" to now might not be the Doctor.

Which would explain some of the out of characterness of his actions.

To clarify what I'm referring to watch the opening segment of The God Complex then go back and watch the opening comedic sketch of The Eleventh Hour.

Sure it was more of a throw away joke but it's pretty much fact of this Doctor: #11 hates apples.

966  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea 4 on: September 20, 2011, 02:09:01 PM
Maybe it's due to the way I've been statting her but I find Desco to be only slightly above average due to her pathetically small SP pool. Surprisingly the generics and monster units this game seem far more powerful than the mains (then again the only mains I'm really using are Desco, Vulcanus, and Fuka; quit using Valvatorez at 40, Fenrich at 23, and never used Emizel). Between their quicker learning rates of generic weapon skills (which strangely seem to be superior to Main-only special skills this go around) and stats that seem on par with the Mains after only one tier upgrade the only reason I'm using Desco, Vul, Fuka, and FA Flonne is because they look cute.
967  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who 2011 Series on: September 20, 2011, 11:41:43 AM
Bah, that was a bit of a kneejerk on my part. Blame the admins for not giving us a delete post button for that having survived overnight. XP I'll elaborate for clarification.

Spoilers for "The God Complex"

The Doctor basically sends Rory and Amy home for good because basically he's afraid of a repeat of what's happened to all of RTD's Doctor companions.

Admittedly, this makes sense. However I still feel (albeit not a strongly now) that the execution of this was done quite poorly.

It felt like a "Spiderman 3" moment. Just out of no where the Doctor is all "Zomg! I know everyone I come into contact with will die a horrible fate. Off you go! ;_; "

I exaggerate a bit, but it really does have that jarring and rushed feel that makes you go "Well...that was highly out of character."

More relevant to the forums it felt like an "Edge Maverick" moment. Hence the initial comparison to "emoing"; as he acted more like a JRPG Protagonist than the Doctor.
968  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea 4 on: September 20, 2011, 10:40:19 AM
Due to a wonky sleep schedule I still haven't beaten this thing yet. ~.~ Only on
Chapter 8. Heh, never thought I'd have to spoiler code a chapter # but since they did the whole Final Episode fake out...

In the meantime I'm working on a third reincarnation cycle for the hell of it. Think for the first time every I'm going to abandon the Prinny in favor of the plant monster; simply because one of the Magichange attacks is the infamous Seki-ha Love Love Tenkyoken. Anyone around here post-gaming it yet? How's the post-game stuff stand up to previous titles?
969  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square classics NOT hitting PSN today. on: September 20, 2011, 10:34:52 AM
I saw. For some reason it didn't show up until about 10 minutes or so after I posted. Something's goofy with my net's updating speed today. XP
970  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Square classics NOT hitting PSN today. on: September 20, 2011, 07:15:50 AM
Didn't see an update to the news story here nor a topic so...figured I might as well save some people some time and be the bearer of bad news m'self. Check the story's update; not so much the title itself.


Amusing Side Note: Funny how they got the right roman numeral in the article but somehow transposed it for the URL link.

Second Edit: And just to clarify; there has been an additional post by the Playstation Twitter assuring people that the games "are" coming to PSN; just not today.
971  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PlayStation Vita Announced (late 2011, $249/$299 for WiFi/3G+WiFI) + some games on: September 20, 2011, 07:05:18 AM
Hmm...four games of interest. One I know will never make it stateside and the other I'm considering passing on just by virtue of the fact that the creator seems to have an H-game character design obsession. Not sure if two games will be enough to justify picking it up at launch. Might just snag the D3 port and tuck it away until the inevitable price drop.
972  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Epic JRPGs for PS3/360 on: September 19, 2011, 09:59:02 PM
Thirding the "You're screwed" sentiment. If you want an "epic" JRPG this gen then hit the PSN for the PSOne classics. XD

The only JRPGs I have in my collection so far this gen are Disgaea 3, 4, and Neptunia. Although honestly...I'd seriously recommend giving Fallout New Vegas a shot; this coming from someone typically hyper-critical of WRPGs. The humor and scale of the world kinda remind me of what ye olden JRPG tried to emulate (sort of like FF6) only this world you actually "can" explore every nook and cranny. Kinda disliked it at first but it really grew on me; especially after dealing with nonsense like AT3, Record of Ag. War, and Star Ocean. The only downside is just a little "too" much of the FPS element.

If you don't want to venture into WRPG territory I'd say hold out and see if FFXIII-2 or Neptunia 2 are any good (and in the case of the second not littered with Agarest levels of fanservice).
973  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Thread of people Dancing Mad on: September 19, 2011, 04:47:59 AM
Huh, maybe just me then. I was almost certain that dollification qualified up there with "diapering" as one of those weird moe aspect that's been floating around the convention art circuit lately. Regardless I still stand by my opinion that those are some damn creepy faces. ~.~
974  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Thread of people Dancing Mad on: September 18, 2011, 05:27:30 AM
...creepy and uncanny. Seeing that game's design pretty much seems to drive home the point of that 1Up article about what's wrong with the J-market currently.
975  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who 2011 Series on: September 18, 2011, 02:37:31 AM
*golf clap* Bravo Moffat. And here I was about to agree you were better than RTD. You've just given the Doctor a literal equivalent to the Spiderman 3 black-suit Peter Parker dance. Way to paste your character as an emo git for the rest of the season. XP
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