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541  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: February 01, 2011, 05:41:57 PM
 Eluveitie - The Dance Of Victory
542  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: February 01, 2011, 01:05:49 PM
I know Sankaku Complex is frowned upon around here - but "they report" that sales have come down, and a lot of artists who are actually in the biz, are also complaining about the degrading quality in story-telling, overuse of females (no good male characters besides the dull idiot amongst the female harem), and generally unimpressive (copy, pastes) of themes and ideas (school girls and the lot).

I really can't wrap my head around why school girls and the best thing since sliced bread.  Speaking at times, it seems like their anime is taken more seriously than even their movie industry, you'd think there would be more interesting stuff floating around.
The Japanese Otaku who make up a large % of  the outrageously expensive Japanese DVD sales, eat this stuff up and its guaranteed easy money.Which is why anime is so bad right now. The industry is playing copy-cat. If something sells exceptionally high one season there will be atleast two clones of it the next season.
543  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 31, 2011, 09:04:53 AM
Watching Welcome to the N-H-K, I recommend this one fully. I'm only half way through it, but it's comical and actually realistic in this odd way.  I can't explain it, but this ranks of one of my top favs so far. 
If you like the anime,  you might want to check out the manga. It goes way more in dept with the characters then the anime. Fair warning though, alot of the chapters are really depressing. The anime is way lighter in feel then the manga.

I think I might give the manga a try!  Thanks for suggestion.  Are their any animes that anyway can think of that are in the vein of Welcome to the NHK?  I finished it up and it just had this profound effect one me.  I like my over the top anime, but sometimes it's nice to have some take a more serious real life approach. 

N.H.K  is really unique in that the author was A  N.E.E.T/ Hikikomori. There is nothing really like it that I have seen.
544  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: January 31, 2011, 08:40:49 AM
I'm actually amazed at the immediate change of heart thrown to this title. From "hoorays" to "nays".

I'll get it... if reviews really throw the title a bone (and a discount gets tossed into the mix too).  I may be wrong, but I think other titles I want are coming out around the same time too...

I can't condone playing a game that sexualizes little girls in it. I find the recent trend of pedophilia in anime/manga (and video games ?) very disturbing and troubling. When characters that look like they haven't even gone through puberty yet are depicted in sexual poses, I find it amazing that more people don't seem to have any trouble with it.

Desensitization.
Here is the thing Japan has always been doing this, especially in anime and manga. Its always been present in various degrees  in comedies, fantasy,alot of anime were the setting is junior high, magical girl. etc... After watching anime for 15 years you become a bit desensitized to it. Its just been far  more blatant, and in your face the last couple of years.  You rather be given an acid bath then letting someone catch you watching/playing some of this stuff. The new bill being passed in Japan  should fix some recent stuff being shown, since if they do it  to that degree, pretty much guarantees a title an adult rating.
545  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: January 31, 2011, 01:51:50 AM
 I am hoping for it to be decent. If its anything better then that I will be pleasantly surprised.  It seems to be using the Trinity Universe engine with  character models looking slightly better and the battle system judging by that youtube  seems to be fairly similar. Its not a day 1 purchase, its an ebay auction ending at an odd hour in the morning  snipe buy.
546  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: January 30, 2011, 04:16:11 PM
It seems like yet another meh combination rpg but there is also Hyper Demension Neptuna coming out Feb 8. Not one that I will be looking at buying during the blitz, but I may come back to later since I actually thought Trinity Universe was decent, although cliched to hell.
http://www.nisamerica.com/games/neptunia/
547  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: January 30, 2011, 08:43:53 AM
The handhelds 's crusade  to destroy my wallet continues, even if it survives February it seems that more rpgs are popping up to finish the job. Thank goodness its being released near the end of March and not the beginning or it would be omgzwtfbbq.

Especially when you look JUST beyond JRPGs into RPGs in general, since the start of March is when Dragon Age 2 hits.
I forgot all about Dragon Age 2 ...Jesus, we get loooooong periods of no RPGS then bam, A years worth all released within the next two months. Not just any run of the mill rpgs either, alot of these seem like must buys.
548  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: January 30, 2011, 12:08:59 AM
The handhelds 's crusade  to destroy my wallet continues, even if it survives February it seems that more rpgs are popping up to finish the job. Thank goodness its being released near the end of March and not the beginning or it would be omgzwtfbbq.
549  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Best Title or Opening Themes on: January 29, 2011, 11:54:05 PM

Guardian Heroes opening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOXjW7BA4qs&feature=related
Guardian Heroes - Title theme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w12qQbwqMUc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
Albert Odyssey Gaiden - Title
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iforSoPmVqE
550  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nikkei: PSP2 this year, OLED Touchscreen, 3G on: January 29, 2011, 02:24:28 PM
The thing I find ironic about the whole PSP2 is that  alot of the  Japanese game developers high tailed it to the handheld market because the games were a lot cheaper to make and do not have the high graphical expectations associated with our current generation consoles. Yet, the PSP2 is offering the exact thing they ran away from. It may not be able to do the current AAA titles graphics, but it still has some impressive tech under the hood.
551  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Namco Bandai is teasing something (Tales of Graces F localization?) on: January 28, 2011, 11:48:13 PM
The main reason why some games do not have the Japanese track when  disc size is not an  issue is that you have to pay a fee, which can be  substantial. You have to pay the Japanese voice recording studio for the rights to use the vocal track outside of Japan.
552  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Best Title or Opening Themes on: January 28, 2011, 06:00:04 PM
Legend of Zelda theme should be Japan's anthem



Imagine watching the olympics and some Japanese gold winner is up there crying to the Zelda theme...

I know it'd tug on my heartstrings

It is Japan.  It would be the Dragon Quest fanfare theme.
553  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Best Title or Opening Themes on: January 28, 2011, 05:43:59 PM
Legend of Zelda The original 8 bit version of  the main theme has always been my favorite  for some reason
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjwx6LgZjZY&playnext=1&list=PL1180B07B86ACA733

Mega Man 3 title One of the best title themes ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaXOuW0Nhvo


Actraiser - opening.    EPIC!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHpBjmTXRnE

Streets of Rage 2 The beginning  is kinda dark and moody, then it hits you with the funk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXQzyVy9fYM

Breath of Fire IV opening I really like this theme  alot, has a relaxing feel to it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTBoSRIdajQ

chrono cross opening  Simply beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJeVMIVGIg

Wild Arms - Opening. Wild west theme, whistling and acoustic guitar! what is there not to like?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRV_A5ZDXyo

La Pucelle Tactics opening  Almost did not get past the opening. I am a sucker for hymns and this one is well done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZHqvOv3zxo

Suikoden III I like the this piece but when you combine it with the anime opening, It becomes amazing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_80uOp_PN0U&feature=related

Suikoden V opening  Just an awesome piece that has gotten plenty of replays.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmawYXFQws8
554  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Distant Worlds music from FINAL FANTASY Returning home on: January 28, 2011, 04:54:35 PM
It is going to be awhile  before I order it. I was running through my emails and clicked on one those amazon sales. . long story short, I bought too many  cheap $12 anime  boxsets  and with all the rpgs  coming out in Febuary/early March its going to to be while before I get around to buying it.
555  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 26, 2011, 02:02:14 PM
Watching Welcome to the N-H-K, I recommend this one fully. I'm only half way through it, but it's comical and actually realistic in this odd way.  I can't explain it, but this ranks of one of my top favs so far. 
If you like the anime,  you might want to check out the manga. It goes way more in dept with the characters then the anime. Fair warning though, alot of the chapters are really depressing. The anime is way lighter in feel then the manga.
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