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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The instruction booklet on: May 05, 2014, 01:21:08 PM
- The "manual" for Arc the Lad Collection supposedly has 150 pages, but it is a compilation.
- Growlanser Generations' could barely fit in the case with both discs and I'd be lucky to make it stay closed, but again compilation.
- Sakura Wars (5) because the manual is slightly longer than the case.
- Assassin's Creed 1's manual has really fun notes from characters in the game.
- FF10's stuck out to me because it was the first manual I'd seen with over 60 pages.
- Recently got Tales of Xillia on clearance and was sad it didn't come with a manual, since something about the case feels hollow or empty without one.
32  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Holy Crud, Klyde's RPG goodies on E-Bay?? Act fast! on: May 03, 2014, 11:10:21 PM
UUUUNNNGGGHH them PS2 RPGs are making me nervous....with desire.

You know you want em..... Its easy..its simply a matter of a keystroke or two and click and they can be yours :)

You know you want it?
33  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Breaking Bad Digital Copy Giveaway Spectacular on: April 27, 2014, 11:46:33 PM
Thanks.

I actually haven't watch any Breaking Bad at all up to now.
That said, I should since everyone speaks so highly of it.

Be sure to post your thoughts on it?
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 2014 Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight, etc. thread. What's piqued your interest? on: April 27, 2014, 01:00:55 AM
What the holy fuck?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/omocat/omori
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 22, 2014, 03:59:06 PM
I saw an insightful comment about this game someplace, to the effect of
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It's immature, but the characters are basically in high school, and a lot of us were immature in high school.
Though it seems to me like the game may not really be joking about perverted stuff so much as it is treating it with a nonchalant tone.
36  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: JAST USA Licenses Steins;Gate Visual Novel in N. America on: April 20, 2014, 03:12:52 PM
A bit off-topic, but that editorial about censorship in VNs made me wanna ask:
Why do visual novels without sex like this one generally get labeled as for all ages?
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 17, 2014, 09:29:40 PM
I think it's pretty obvious that deathsaber has never actually played an eroge.  I do find it a little amusing how he can defend something like this game while simultaneously looking down on eroge when they actually have a lot more in common than he thinks...

Wrong, I know full well what these games are. I've seen vids, read reviews here. Games like Eselia the Eternal that have actual rpg gameplay to go with the visual novel sex shenanigans.

So why not play these instead? Because:

1. I'm a married 35 yr old father of two. I can play a game like conception 2 on Vita whenever while sitting with my kids, or in bed right next to my non-gamer wife, and not rankle any feathers. Because other than some occasional innuendo laden text, the game is basically no different than any other JRPG. I certainly couldn't fire up some sex game nex to my wife, or in front of my six year old. 


2. I"m a pretty much a console gamer only. All I play is purchased from Gamestop/Target/PSN store. I don't do PC gaming, homebrew, steal games on torrents, or purchase those types of games from places like JastUSA (again, yes I do know about this stuff),. That said, don't call me a newb- I've had almost every console made since Colecovision, and I was a heavy PC gamer in the 90s, pre 3d acceleration, when I kind of stopped because I tired of trying to keep up with it all, and decided to stick with consoles. But no, I'm not a pc gamer anymore. My pc is just for work and internet now.

3. Honestly, I'm just not really into porn/hentai/eroge. Maybe, if I were younger, but I find the majority of it kind of weird and gross. If I want sex, you know, I go have some. So there.

Aselia is one of the eroge that includes an RPG battle system, and you make it seem as if these games are "porn" (despite many of them having minimal amounts of sex) like most people would or generally do, but any basically any movie with a sex scene is still a regular movie.
38  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Jax & Daxter VS Sly Cooper on: April 14, 2014, 06:01:33 PM
If you're not opposed to PS1 games, play the first Spyro trilogy especially if you end up liking these series much.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Over My Dead Body 2: Electric Bugaloo on: April 14, 2014, 02:45:04 PM
Heads up to the staff, the article about this named the wrong Oreshika as getting brought over.
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PS3/4/Vita SRPG Natural Doctrine on: April 14, 2014, 02:13:26 AM
If I had to get all arm-chair economist on this game and guess the reasons for why this game did so poorly in Japan, I'd say:

- Really poor timing due to the most recent tax rate hike inflating costs.
- And I mean REALLY poor timing since people who might have picked this up, tapped themselves out for the near future trying to get the most out of the previous tax rate before the hike.
- The fact that it was released for so many platforms has probably divided the fanbase and thus causing total sales per console to be divided too heavily.
- That it was targeting a niche audience to begin with.
- That the developer isn't a company usually associated with SRPGs, which might lead to several potential customers wanting to 'wait and see'.
- Not enough Moe Pedo Bait Waifu Wars CCG.

Either way, hopefully it'll be a self contained story because there's now a zero percent chance of this ever getting a sequel.

It could still get a sequel, if the localized version does well, seeing as Kadokawa makes some money back from licensing fees, not to mention the Zero Escape games have flopped so far in Japan, although they likely have lower budgets than this.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 05, 2014, 01:11:06 AM
Just don't go all raving an ranting about how reviewers know nothing and your opinion is fact. That's annoying.

but it is fact
42  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wild Arms For PS4 still possible on: April 04, 2014, 02:21:02 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/04/new-wild-arms-works-still-far-awaya/
I guess it may be a thing.
43  The Rest / General Discussions / True Facts on: March 22, 2014, 03:54:04 AM
This seems like it deserves its own thread.
A series of videos about nature but with a sense of humor and holy shit, it's great.
Angler Fish
Dung Beetle
Owl
Cuttlefish
Mantis
Armadillo
Sloth
Aye Aye
Chameleon
Sea Pig
Tarsier
Mantis Shrimp
Frog
Duck
Seahorse
Tapir
Morgan Freeman
(miscellaneous)
Sad Dog Diary
Sad Cat Diary
In a shell
Trust
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PS3/4/Vita SRPG Natural Doctrine on: March 19, 2014, 11:59:23 PM
The movement is definitely reminiscent of Valkyria Chronicles. It's surprising to me that a game that revolutionized the turn-based strategy genre like VC seemingly had so little effect on the genre. It often seems to me that, while new games in longstanding SRPG series are still fun, that they are still so dependent on many of their legacy systems and fearful of branching out.

VC mostly built upon Sakura Taisen and added light third person shooter elements.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Western Fantasy Suggestions and Your Favorites on: January 08, 2014, 11:01:06 PM
Not necessarily RPG, but Rockstar titles are great sandbox titles with (perhaps?) RPG-ish elements (or at least I like it, maybe you will too?).  Red Dead Redemption is a really great game.

I got weirdly hooked to Kingdoms of Amalur and Dragon Age is a lot of fun too.

+1 Amalur, it's not especially strategic iirc and narrative seems competent, but it has a damn good class system with fluid combat.
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