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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: November 24, 2015, 12:38:56 AM
I read a comment on Siliconera (not gonna try to find it because it's probably lost under a bunch of other comments now) on the article about the Xenoblade X boob slider, gonna paraphrase it because damn it really made a good point:

As a girl that had a pretty large bust at 13 years old, I feel a bit insulted, because people are acting like girls with boobs that size don't exist at that age, and if they exist in a fictional medium, they're being sexualized. Moral guardians may try to frame this as sexual objectification, but with the context being that it's a game and this seems to be the entirety of anything remotely sexual in the game, it's a non-issue.

Again, paraphrasing, but we probably should stop being so sensitive to little things like this, not to mention that if some creepy pedophile or whatever wants to ogle big boobs (they're not especially big, anyway) then they have better places to do it online; plus there's also a fetish for loli/shota, so maybe we should also take out the ability to give young characters swimsuits at all.

edit: I recall someone pointing something out about this in a similar situation, suggesting it's odd that South Park gets away with significantly worse than this on a regular basis (off the top of my head this comes to mind, and that's arguably tame by their standards)
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Best Thread Ever! (Nov. 15 - Best Comfort Food) on: November 23, 2015, 12:17:16 AM
Rusty Bucket Mac+Cheese!

Chicken Parmesan (though i get it with alfredo, not marinara) (also gotta love that this is from a blog called munchmunchnomnom)
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria: Azure Revolution on: November 20, 2015, 03:02:45 AM
A teaser trailer approaches with winter 2016 release!
4  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: November 16, 2015, 11:00:11 PM
I guess you're not trying to do remotely retro stuff now, since you could've done Deus Ex 1.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Langrisser: Reincarnation coming Stateside? on: November 15, 2015, 01:16:59 AM
A pretty fascinating read:
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest 7, 8 and Bravely Second announced for 2016 on: November 14, 2015, 02:21:35 AM
I'm curious too as to what tweaks from the original the 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII is doing. I can't seem to find much about it.  I felt like the Playstation version had some good ideas, but the gameplay got really tedious. 

And when it comes to Dragon Quest, I would LOVE to see a new Rocket Slime game.  That was my favorite Dragon Quest game ever.

It occurred to me recently that it's really weird they localized Rocket Slime and Dragon Quest Musou as Dragon Quest Heroes.
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: November 13, 2015, 02:31:09 AM
For those that watch Rick and Morty, I may have figured out the resolution to the cliffhanger this past season.

Morty and co use the Meeseeks box to call a bunch of Meeseeks (dunno the plural for that) and tell them to kill all the prison guards and federation soldiers that may pose a problem, because they can't be killed (although I wonder if they'd die in a nuclear explosion, black hole, or anything like that) until they finish their task so press the button a bunch of times and it's bloodbath of federation bureaucrats.
Plus even if the federation puts up a decent fight, the Meeseeks will get increasingly desperate/rabid, so it's more or less foolproof unless they can't find Rick in the prison.

A guy at work told me if this turns out to be true, he'll send my resume to the showrunners and suggest that I be a writer.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 4 on: November 10, 2015, 01:57:41 AM
Nice review, Rob. I'm honestly not surprised that 4 hasn't done much in the way of innovation.  Bethesda's had a "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality for years. IIRC, they said they were mostly concerned with packing the game with content... I guess at the expense of introducing anything relatively new.

You're surprised?  Bethesda has been churning out the same game with tweaks since Daggerfall.  This has been going on for 20 years now.  Why would they stop now?

No, he isn't surprised, reread it.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 04, 2015, 11:24:22 PM
i tried the demo it seems pretty good but seems a little too button mashy(i wish the square an triangle attacks were more fluid like a dynasty warriors game). the cross link thing doesnt happen often enough to break up the monotony of the button mashing. i also hope the final game has other ways to trigger summons than falling to 0 hp or you exactly whats gonna happen.

This is a late reply but oh well, the idea behind the combat (ironically the least button mashy action RPG battle system probably in a long time) is don't button mash, just lock on (with L1 and R3, iirc) and hold down the square button.
Noctis should keep attacking for at least 10 or so hits before the combo ends, and they also already said they plan to implement other ways to summon.

And btw, you guys recently posted a news article that included info about Mesmerize, and that hopefully their horns falling off and dropping as an item carries over, I found one in the demo and beat it, I got the horn but this was several weeks ago so I don't have a screenshot.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier 2 for PS4 on: November 01, 2015, 10:09:24 PM
After looking at the trailer, all the robots look like they have Emil heads, and this worries me.

Good catch, but Emil looked like that because (IIRC) he became a weapon after experiment, so it makes sense they'd have those heads if they're weapons.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: October 30, 2015, 03:47:51 AM
Rob: "I love post-apocalyptic settings."
The Walking Dead! ヽ( ω )ノ
12  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 29, 2015, 03:32:11 AM
South Park - Tweek x Craig
I found out they were asking for yaoi fanart and knew this one would be special, and man it was.
"Japanese people decide who's gay."
13  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Our Favorite Horror Games on: October 22, 2015, 10:58:05 PM
I've read some really good things about the Suffering games, but haven't really gotten to play them yet beyond trying the first game out briefly.
Same thing with Kuon
Any opinions on these?
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Indivisble: first combat prototype footage on: October 20, 2015, 03:59:42 AM
Those who made it to the end of the prototype get to hear this SICK boss battle music from Kikuta. It's SO Mana Beast, your hair is going to be set on fire.


YES!  OMG, I had a full game-gasm when that whole sequence+music starts off. 

I'm so sad funding has slowed down so much (granted, the 1.5M price tag is HUGE).  I contributed a sizeable donation, and I'm hoping for the best.  The Prototype was polished and GORGEOUS as hell.  Can we sell people on this gif alone?? D:

I remember seeing a video about the cost of making Skullgirls characters and it's pretty expensive, and supposedly they wanna do a shitload of playable characters because of animations.
Just saw this too.

Also, an interview with the director.
I'm being a bit cautious, since he makes it sound like it may be unreasonably difficult, but it does look like something I'd enjoy.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Witch and the Hundred Knight coming to PS4 March 1st - $40 on: October 19, 2015, 12:06:50 PM
Honestly, it was probably the narrative that kept me going through it. Yeah, near the end there does start to become an element of trying to collect all the best loot but ultimately there isn't really anything satisfying about the gameplay. Quite the opposite, really, as most of the time it starts to just turn into annoyingly trying to hurry up and take down a bunch of damage sponges so you can move on to the next group of damage sponges. Some of the bosses were kind of fun, but again the second half of the game just does everything it can to wear you down. My strategy for the final boss ended up being getting to a level where it's first form couldn't really hurt me and then just filling my inventory with healing items for the second form and wailing on it until it died, with no regard for trying to avoid counter attacks.

Probably not the answer you were hoping for, I realize, but I did want to be honest despite my love for the game as a whole.

Nah, perfect answer really.

I'll still likely play it, now I just have a better idea of where to squeeze it into my agenda. I appreciate the input immensely. Picking this up for a top-down slayer fix would have a proved a let down. Now I know what I am in for. Often times its not that games aren't bad per se, I just play them hoping for one thing and end up with another experience entirely. Thanks man.

I know you aren't really into sexualized games, but since you mentioned liking attacks feeling like the impact enemies.
Plus with the camera zoomed out a bit and all the crazy stuff happening onscreen at times, the sexualization is hard to notice, coupled with being able to customize characters so they're fully clothed.
And if you're turned off ultraviolence, the color of blood can be changed too.
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