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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The NEW New Star Wars [s]Trilogy[/s] Thread on: February 03, 2016, 09:43:34 PM
Nostalgia.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: January 28, 2016, 05:09:41 PM
I demand every person who actually claims the earth to be flat be forced to walk til they fall off the edge of the earth...

Is this actually real? I read an article on it the other day but thought it was just people trolling. O.o
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: January 26, 2016, 09:48:37 PM
The world has gone even more crazy. I blame the internet.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: January 21, 2016, 09:29:30 PM
I actually only played IV for the first time in... maybe 2010? PSP version. I quite enjoyed it, I found it much less annoying to play through than others. The After Years is my most hated FF game though. *shrug*
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: January 17, 2016, 07:25:30 PM
It's called terrible writing/low budgets.

(Or, in extremely rare cases, necessary storytelling.)
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: January 17, 2016, 05:38:48 PM
Bloodborne and Souls, for me, qualify as regular JRPGs because of their absurd amount of stats and numbers.



Seriously, can we just combine or cut some of these?

Also grinding. Lots of grinding. (Or maybe I'm just not very good :) )

Edit: Also, the story. It makes about as much sense as many JRPGs.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: January 15, 2016, 02:58:03 PM
Oh, I actually didn't back this one, Ranadiel. But I've seen enough failures/excessively long delays/disappointing results that I decided some time ago not to back anything any more. I've backed 10 projects over the years and the results are...

3x Successful, delivered roughly on time.
2x Successful, delivered late.
1x Still in progress, still on target.
4x Still in progress, all extremely delayed (like, 1-2 years+ past deadline - long enough I don't care about them anymore).

Overall, I could have done much worse, but I've read/seen about plenty of horror stories.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: January 14, 2016, 07:50:46 PM
Hope it's not done for as it does look promising. A reminder to myself though of why I won't back any projects anymore though.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: TP amiibo unlocks dungeon!) on: January 14, 2016, 04:40:26 PM
I'm not interested in remake of TP anyway, nor was I ever going to buy it, so really my opinion on it is irrelevant. Still, it's kind of a shame this is where the game industry is heading with DLC and DLC-like things. I thought Nintendo might stay away from it, but clearly I was wrong.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: January 13, 2016, 04:42:50 PM
Okay, wow. That is so weird. Also, I've never heard Lightning say so many words at once - clearly an impostor. ;)
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SMTxFE (aka 'GIRFE', aka 'PerformaEmblem') on: January 06, 2016, 10:39:51 PM
And confused. So, so confused.
12  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The NEW New Star Wars [s]Trilogy[/s] Thread on: December 28, 2015, 10:26:45 PM
Really enjoyed it. I don't have any real complaints, but I do have a question...

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How did Rey know how to do the mind control of that Stormtrooper while she was locked up? I mean, did I miss a moment where someone told her that was possible? Or does she just magically know it's possible because the Force?
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: December 28, 2015, 10:01:47 PM
FFVII's kinda janky and old looking but it still feels solid to me. I think an FFVIII remake has the opportunity for much bigger gains than an FFVII remake does.

But less money, most likely.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: December 21, 2015, 08:35:32 PM
Kingdom Hearts (as much as I love I & II) has become a bit of a joke.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: December 20, 2015, 09:56:30 PM
The last one is just an ensemble of Atelier Characters, but I believe it's Escha front and center...

They're actually all from Rorona! But it's an easy mistake.

I completely disagree with that image on so many levels though. For starters, their "Now" choices have been poorly chosen; NIS and Gust have always had tropey characters with heavily anime-themed stories. They've been doing it for decades. What about Persona? What about Xenoblade? What about Dragon Quest?

As for their "Then" choices... Suikoden can be just as campy and tropey, though admittedly without the "kawaii" elements on some other titles. Chrono Trigger I won't comment on because I don't like it and will definitely be bias. ;) There are definitely more 'moe'-centric games these days, but only to reflect the shifting landscape of anime. JRPGs have pretty much reflected anime throughout the decades: this is definitely not new.

ALSO, what's wrong with liking moe games like Hyperdimension Neptunia, Atelier, Ar Tonelico etc.? I happen to thoroughly enjoy Atelier and while I think Hyperdimension is pretty much rubbish, I certainly don't mind if others take immense enjoyment from it. Who am I to judge others' choices of games?

We're all smothered in video game nostalgia. Every generation from now until forever will believe that the games they grew up with are better than what's coming out these days. Many old JRPGs are archaic in design, needlessly frustrating and very out of date, no matter how much we (the original players) still love them. And seriously, the word 'weaboo' needs to go, it's just a way of putting others down to make yourself feel better about the games you like. If westerners want to encompass themselves in Japanese games and love particular female characters, who cares?

I think you have to take in to account that back then the only JRPG's that got localized were the ones with at least some Western appeal. Not so much these days where localization has become less of a to-do.

This is also a good point.
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