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46  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.
47  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 Many old JRPGs are archaic in design, needlessly frustrating and very out of date, no matter how much we (the original players) still love them.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.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome Handmade Video Game Stuff on: December 20, 2015, 04:49:44 PM
I have a lame family that couldn't really care less about my hobbies.
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: December 17, 2015, 10:47:21 PM
I am so completely uninterested in FFXV, even moreso after playing Duscae. Bring on P5!
50  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 16, 2015, 10:33:05 PM
'Walking Simulator' is the term I hear these days.

I did not like Gone Home. :P Well, it was hard to not like it since nothing actually happens. I guess I am indifferent to it.
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria on: December 16, 2015, 09:15:21 PM
It's hard to get excited for a Tales game anymore.  They seem to be pumping them out like crazy and each one seems to have a notable decline in quality. I'll reserve judgment on this one though till we see more.

I'm inclined to agree, but I was bored at work so I went back and assessed each entry on how I feel about them now. A strike-through indicates games I haven't played.

^ Tales of Symphonia
| Tales of Vesperia
| Tales of Graces
| Tales of Eternia
| Tales of Hearts
| Tales of Zestiria
| Tales of Phantasia
------------------------------------ (Above: Games I really enjoyed. Below: Games I really did not enjoy.)
| Tales of Xillia
| Tales of Xillia 2
v Tales of the Abyss*

Tales of Destiny, Tales of Destiny 2, Tales of Rebirth, Tales of Legendia, Tales of Innocence

*Yes, yes, I hate Abyss, it's the only one I never finished. I know, no one agrees with me.

Overall, I'd say it's a bit of a mix and that I don't actually prefer the older/middling ones over the newer ones. So, I guess that means I should be more interested in Beseria than I am? I'm pretty hesitant though, as much as I love Tales. Though I felt the same way about Zestiria and enjoyed it in the end, possibly just because the characters are infinitely better than Xillia.
52  Media / General Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: December 15, 2015, 09:42:48 PM
Some general thoughts...

Cloud: Haven't bought any DLC characters yet, but Cloud is quite tempting. The Midgar arena looks so dull though. The summons are awesome, but the actual arena is so uninspired.

Corrin: I might care more about Corrin after I actually play Fates. I don't mind this one, and I get it's a marketing thing, but an existing character would have been preferable. Still, interesting looking moveset.

Bayonetta: I never like Bayonetta and I still don't. At this point I'm just sore because no Isaac. ;)
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 14, 2015, 08:30:59 PM
Can we talk about the recent "tiny house" trend? Like, seriously what the actual fuck is wrong with people!?
"46 inches floor to ceiling"
"OMG I love it!"
No. No you don't. You're just a trend-following hipster that has no capability of thinking for yourself so when someone tells you something is popular you must have it. I'm usually someone with the attitude "whatever floats your boat," but when you're sacrificing your health to be trendy, you're a fucking moron. And some of these idiots have children who are going to suffer with them. Makes my blood boil.

I did not even know what this was so I looked it up. I saw a few that looked pretty cool, but would I ever want to live there? No. Definitely not. I need enough space in my house so I can at least breathe.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 09, 2015, 10:59:14 PM
Just got my tickets to see the new Star Wars on the 28th, so please don't call or text me with spoilers.  I'm taking my mom to see it with me because she's the one who got me into Star Wars in the first place. 

If you kill a jedi, the will.become more powerful than you can imagine!!!

That's one of those things I thought were woefully inconsistent. Obi-Wan literally speaks as a disembodied voice during Ep V and VI but is the only (?) Jedi to do so, yet he was hardly the greatest Jedi that ever lived. What about all those slaughtered during Ep 3? I may not be knowledgeable enough though, so I'm happy to be enlightened if there's an explanation. :)
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: December 09, 2015, 10:56:39 PM
I loved the original turn-based combat, but I'm also looking forward to the action-based format. I agree it would be nice to be able to switch between characters though and play Tales of... style - I'd rather not be restricted to Cloud the entire adventure. That said, it wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me either way.
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: December 07, 2015, 05:24:20 AM
Holy crap, it's episodic? That..pretty much means it's going to be painfully linear...or am I jumping to conclusions.

Oh, now that's an interesting question! One I had not considered. Yes, you would expect world map 'exploration' will be seriously hampered as a result.
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: December 06, 2015, 11:53:07 PM
The only question is how much content there will be per episode. You could argue that the original version was the same since it was split up into discs. If this game is split up in the same way, then surely there are no problems.

I see what you're getting at, but I disagree. Yes, it came on 3 discs, but...

1) You got them all at once. No delayed release in between. I would hate to End disc 2 and then be like, "welp, guess I find out what happens in 6 months.'"
2) You only had to pay for them once, not multiple times. (Though if the total cost of the remake is the same as a normal new game, then that's all good.)
3) Distribution will vary (and some will/won't care about this point). Will they all be available on disc? Will I walk into a store any purchase each episode every 6 months? Or will there be some sort of 'season pass' feature?

I'm also curious to see if they announce any DLC, like costumes and such.
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: December 06, 2015, 11:43:26 PM
I facepalmed when I saw that earlier today. Could seriously not believe it.

After thinking about it a little more, it's true that FF7 is a very large game and clearly, in terms of time/money/resources, it will be a huge sink for SE, so it may appear like a wise move on paper to release them individually at a (probably) inflated cost overall. On the other hand, I certainly won't be buying "Episode 1" on its own - I'll wait for the complete edition that will of course eventually come. SE better hope that's not what most people do.
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: Twilight Princess HD in March '16) on: November 12, 2015, 07:47:58 PM
Hey, if we can swing the sword without waggling the remote, I'm all for it! ;)

But yeah, nothing really wrong with re-releases, I'm just not a big fan. Especially since a lot of them feature very minor updates (more-so on PS than Nintendo though).
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: Twilight Princess HD in March '16) on: November 12, 2015, 07:40:56 PM
As a huge Zelda fan... I am not excited for Twillight Princess HD.

Game companies: move on and stop re-releasing old games as quick cash grabs. I very much enjoyed TP, but do I need it again? No.

Side-note: I like Linkle's design. She looks cool.

See, I think TP HD was almost a necessity. Especially after Wind Waker, but I tried playing the GC version recently and it looked like absolute butt on my TV. Though I really like keeping old game experiences alive through rereleases, so I'm biased in this regard, but still. ^_^

Well they must be popular, I guess that's why there's so many re-releases these days! I think it's easier when you played the original when they were released. Like, Wind Waker still looks good to me on Gamecube. I think the Wii U port has tons of cool new features, but hardly necessities that prompted a huge remake/port-thing (or me spending another $90 on a game I effectively already own). That said, I have bought a few, OoT 3D for instance. It more bugs me when the game I actually want (Zelda Wii U) gets delayed and they keep re-releasing stuff in the mean time (or spin-offs a la Kingdom Hearts).
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