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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 21, 2015, 02:31:58 PM
XIII-2, in general, is super fun. Is a shame that so many FF fans are so elitists to even have fun with it. Lots of people liked it as much as I did while smartasses online where being dense about the game. Their loss.
47  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 21, 2015, 01:15:52 PM
Started MGS2 yesterday. Based on the number of dog tags I have, I think I am about 2/3s of the way through. Going to be working on this one for a while because there is apparently a trophy for collecting all dog tags on all difficulties.

Only the most skillful and insane fans did that back with MGS2 on PS2 along with being Godlike in VR Missions.

Practice makes perfect.
48  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on: September 21, 2015, 01:06:43 PM
After going through all the main events in TPP I can say that by the end of it, with the truth and twist revealed along with hearing all of the tapes, everything that happened since MGS3 up to this point in this alleged saga TPP turns it into a fever dream. And I'm okay with that given how the context of the series radically changed post-MGS2.

Also, the ways everything comes into "full circle" it works, is not what many desired but it works. I don't agree with the views of other fans have saying that TPP doesn't offer closure when Kojima's vision is all about playing with expectations and later betraying those same expectations. And incidentally, in that sense I'm sure Kojima is more than happy with the "swan song" of the series being this way.

The core gameplay is solid and the tape in which Zero visits Snake in the hospital at Cyprus is a really sweet moment and Paz's story is a roller coaster as well as somewhat frustrating if you ever cared about her since PW.



... Horse armor?


DLC 101.
49  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Street Fighter V on: September 21, 2015, 12:24:03 PM
Ryu's beard will factor into Street Fighter V's story, more characters might be getting facial hair -- EventHubs

Facial hair is one way to get into the hearts of North American fans.

Unfortunately, like every other female in SFV, she looks horrible.

How can someone be this wrong!?
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: September 21, 2015, 11:53:51 AM
I always like sourcing that fan rendition of FFXV's Cindy as a great example of being appropriate and still quite appealing; I feel the same could be done here.

Some people just can't live with themselves if others enjoy lewd designs or fanservice of any kind really.
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 21, 2015, 11:31:47 AM
I think it takes getting to the Lagoon before Hot & Cold really starts to pay dividends, but the mechanics are simple and straightforward enough to get by before hand. It also doesn't require the time/gil investment that VII's Breading did or a Pocketstation that VIII's required (plus Triple Triad was the real gateway to power minigame in that game anyways) or hoping that the RNG plays nice with you in X (and XIII-2 is the only other game to tie a full minigame around Chocobos but it was a straight up worse version of VII's and also ass).

I remember that a Silver Chocobo with a certain build always get you good results in XIII-2. If not most of the time.
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 20, 2015, 03:12:43 PM
I was being half-facetious with that post. Namely because I wouldn't put it past Squeenix to have given us XIII-2's Chocobo Breading versus VII's (VII's CB was fairly grindy too but the game basically told you what to do and the rewards were generally good enough to at least put in some effort; compared to XIII-2's unintuitive horsebirdshit loaded with invisible stats, forced resets all the way back to bush league, shit rewards and RNG bullshit).

Why are you being so dense about a side activity in FF? Is almost a tradition that most of them are either frustrating or a headache.

Choco Hot Cold, on the other hand...

Is alright. I rather catching frogs with Quina.
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 15, 2015, 06:54:04 PM
@Dice: There was a thread on GAF about that. The source seems to be a fan page.

More like Call of Dark Souls confirmed. Let's see how long it takes for the quality to suffer.

But yeah, sounds like they're going to get into a habit of yearly releases swapping between Dark Souls and Bloodborne.

All of that already happened.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 15, 2015, 12:08:25 PM
All the talk and anxiety over anything related to gaming into being adaptated into a movie is a headache because most of it ends up in smoke, and even if it happens and it's a success you still have the issue (unlike comicbook adaptations) of how misguided and redundant the whole thing is given the level of interaction gaming inherently has. But then again, the main point of these kind of adaptations is to bring fans of all kinds into the real deal.

So a lot of people are complaining about MGSV having an entire chapter cut from its story, and the collector's edition blu ray disc has what is being called an entire extra ending on it. Idk about you guys, but I smell a Kojima mystery extravaganza coming.

Didn't got the Collector's Edition for its price, but the bonus disc was the one thing that made it hard to skip it since I noticed something somewhat strange when they said what the disc was going to have. I'll look into it in its moment of course.
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts III on: September 09, 2015, 10:53:07 AM
I remember Nomura saying once on Famitsu that they where going to consider getting Kingdom Hearts 3D into the hands of more fans and everybody else if they could. He seemed it to say it like the usual vague promise he does in interviews too.

Making that info go public though seems like a way to keep dangling the carrot in front of the fans... that said, is outstanding the amount of passion and patience they have with the all the waiting they do. Hell they already jumped into conclusions throwing possible release dates when Kingdom Hearts, in general, is perpetually 'under development'.
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake (updates in the 1st post) on: September 09, 2015, 10:26:27 AM
What is it about FF7 that seems to bring out the inner dick in people. :P

You can always bet on SQEX's damned if you do, damned if you don't.

i don't believe i'm out of touch. i believe kids/young adults these days didnt have the benefit of the way i grew up. i accept that but i still feel the the FF7 remake should try to make both generations happy if possible instead of choosing to piss off one.

Is a matter of perspective more than anything else. All of the "I used to be with it" arguments that come out of the Simpsons doesn't apply or help anybody here since that relates to people that are into a specific genre of music, the style that comes with it and how people also like to label stuff to feel cool.

This is a about hardcore fans that want a remake so badly that they don't want it unless is the exact same deal from the original and not a different take in any way, shape or form because Advent Children was already too much for them to handle.
57  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on: September 09, 2015, 09:41:23 AM
Portable Ops also takes place before MGSV, but it's somewhat murky canon and thus far not relevant to the plot, so you're fine ignoring it for story purposes.

Portable Ops is partially canonical. The San Hieronymo Incident and a few points are important, later Peace Walker moves on from much of what happened after that point.

As far as Solid Snake goes. MGS4 is one of those things you can either take or leave. It brings a bitter and redundant closure to every single event and character that was not really needed. In the long run who's characters benefit the most by the end of MGS4 are Raiden, Big Boss and Zero with Mei-Ling, Drebin and Little Gray being the most enjoyable out of all of them.

Also, the main problem with MGS4 is that is the continuation of the metanarrative with a life lesson that MGS2 is. Most of MGS2 wasn't intended to be taken literally, nor it was a sequel in the tradicional sense to MGS1. Not to mention that is very clear that MGS4 acts as a slap in the face for the most stubborn hardcore fans out there on purpose. Honestly, I recommend taking MGS2 as the true ending of Metal Gear like it was intended to be, check out Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake and leave MGS4 as The End of Evangelion of the series.

@Yggdrasil maybe aside from peacewalker as that had a lot of content, every mgs title (1, 2, 3, and 4) combined are still shorter in terms of playable content than MGSV. Hell even straight story, V seems to be leaps and bounds longer. And before you try to say something like "well if you aim for everything in the older games..." then yeah that would carry over to mgsv as well and you'd still have that much more content in V then the first 4 combined. I give peacewalker props though as it does have a boatload of stuff to go through, though not as long as MGSV by a longshot.

Oh, you were talking about 'content and experiences'. I don't see gaming in general from that angle since there's so much to it than just some marketing terms. But yeah, every MGS has always been bigger than it appears to be. Some more than others but there's always a huge amount of depth if you dig.

Either way, I genuinely didn't know what you meant before so thanks for replying back.
58  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on: September 07, 2015, 10:35:10 PM
^The best entry? Haha. That's relative even among Metal Gear fans.

Maybe I'm projecting the finality of the recent Kojima/Konami split on to this, but it feels like Kojima wasn't at his happiest.

You are talking about the original reception of MGS2 and having to direct MGS4 there.

And you can put them to work on your not-Suikoden Castle.

How does recruitment works on Suikoden again?

the more i play this game the more i hate it. i was expecting the game to be more like the hospirtal.

What you want is the The Last of Us then, not Metal Gear.

this game is like every other metal gear solid game combined in terms of sheer length.

What do you mean exactly?
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 01, 2015, 11:14:32 AM

Final Fantasy XV at PAX 2015: 2016 Release, March Event, Progress Report, Concept Art and Driving Gameplay -- Gematsu

Final Fantasy Versus XIII was around 25% complete when it became Final Fantasy XV -- Nova Crystallis


"Unbreakable bonds." -- FINAL FANTASY XV, Twitter
60  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on: August 26, 2015, 03:20:39 PM

Launch Trailer / Metal Gear's Evolution & Harmony -- KONAMI573ch, YouTube


The most notable in the form of news is that Del Toro is done with gaming as far as being involved in projects goes.
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