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1  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: Today at 09:53:21 PM
$30 is better than anything I've seen for sure, if I don't find it at Anime Boston next week I'll definitely look into that.
2  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: Today at 09:32:41 PM
Decided fairly quickly that I do not have the patience to do the bonus dungeon in .Hack//Quarantine, and if I don't have the patience to do that dungeon I definitely don't have the patience to collect the game's 750 items. So I'll just move on to the next phase of my .Hack marathon. Wish that was Legend of the Twilight, but since I can't find those anywhere for a reasonable price (the DVD set, that is--the books are dirt cheap) I'll just move on to .Hack//ROOTS.

So probably won't be playing many games beyond Awakened Fate Ultimatum and Story of Seasons while I watch those.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: Today at 09:04:51 AM
Confession: I haven't touched this game all week. I'm still just after the first RTS mission. Not that I'm not enjoying the game, I just still find the whole experience a bit intimidating so I'm working on some of my simpler games first.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: Majora's Mask 3DS released!) on: March 27, 2015, 07:08:49 PM
If we get a new Nintendo console before the current one gets a proper new entry to the Zelda series, it will be another move to add to the continually growing "What the Fuck Were You Thinking, Nintendo!?" list.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: March 27, 2015, 01:23:57 PM
For turn-based + story I recommend Radiant Historia on the regular DS. Battle system is a little bit inspired by the strategy stuff and the story is all time travel stuff.

For strategy, I'd recommend either of the SMT Devil Survivor 3DS releases. The second one hasn't been released for 3DS yet, but it's coming soon so the first ought to hold you over until it does.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: March 27, 2015, 09:00:58 AM
I'm going to probably do that survey later. Will probably mention the problems you mentioned with the combat (as well as how there should be more ways than luck to avoid getting knocked back down every time you try to get back up), but the other stuff doesn't really bother me. Well, maybe there is too much black.

But what I also really want to comment on is animations. Noctis looks like he's limping pretty severely every time he starts to move, and even after that his movement looks unnatural. It's almost like by trying to make movements look more realistic, they've just succeeded in making them look goofy: The uncanny valley of animations, if you will.
7  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 26, 2015, 05:47:45 PM
Really finding my groove with .Hack again! Finished all the Virus core hunting to unlock the last four data bug areas, and only have two of those left to go before the giant final dungeon. I'm even thinking of possibly doing the item collection at the end of the game--no idea why, just a way to truly be finished with these games.

Speaking of, something interesting I learned the first time I played through these games is that FFXII's "Battle for Freedom" lines up perfectly with the final cutscene before the battle with Corbenik.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 25, 2015, 06:02:06 PM
So, uh...

Apparently my stepdad's father went crazy and tried to kill his wife before killing himself. This was my afternoon today.


Though let this be a lesson. Plenty of people could have seen this coming but chose not to. I've met the man multiple times and it was super apparent he was losing his marbles. I don't care how close you are to your elders, dementia is not something to be taken lightly. If you see the signs, get them help.
9  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 25, 2015, 08:46:56 AM
Already trying to think of names for my character and farm in Story of Seasons. Tired of falling back on the same ones with each iteration.

Per tradition of me and my sis naming stuff, our farm will be called Jason Frank XXXIII, and every nameable animal after that the next in line.

Also, I totally want to name my character Garfield. ;)

I might keep my animal naming tradition. I name them like tropical storms... first has an A name, second has a B name, etc.
10  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 24, 2015, 11:25:01 PM
Already trying to think of names for my character and farm in Story of Seasons. Tired of falling back on the same ones with each iteration.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: March 23, 2015, 04:18:39 PM
See, I always like playing the tough nut bruisers, so my favorite character in Type-0 is Cinque. She can take quite a few hits and takes down most scrubs in a single hit.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 23, 2015, 04:09:53 PM
Very happy this afternoon!

Today was the day we all came in to help pack up the store, but I had a completely different mission in mind. There's this girl who started working as a regular associate over the holidays. I've really liked the few times I ended up working with her. So today I was hoping to find a way to stay in touch and get to know her some more without straight up asking her out.

Anyway, was talking with a fellow keyholder about Anime Boston since we're both going when she interjects to tell us she's also going. So I asked her if she wanted to meet up at the convention, she agreed and we exchanged phone numbers.

Not sure if anything will come of it--after all I've been purposely avoiding relationships for the past 4 years--but at least the opportunity is there now.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: March 23, 2015, 04:03:18 PM


To be fair, it was Square that decided Noctis was going to have the gait of a crippled chimpanzee.
14  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: March 23, 2015, 03:59:11 PM
As Above, So Below

Just don't bother. It's borderline terrible, and just a bore to watch. The main problem is the pacing. The movie is 90 minutes long, but the first 60 minutes is spent setting up the backstory for the "scary part." And so the last 30 minutes just seems like a checklist of "X scary thing happens and Y character dies" one after another, then it all culminates in the main character heading back through everything they already made it through, basically like a first person view of someone working their way through an amusement park haunted house. Naturally, the most haunting part of the movie was the one scene that didn't rely on a jumpscare, but it was over quickly and never revisited.

It sucks, because the whole "Modern day Dante's Inferno" was a neat idea.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Their early stuff was better" discussion on: March 21, 2015, 04:11:30 PM
Thing is, it's tough as a studio to make that happen. Start off making crummy games, and you probably won't have the money to make good ones. Did Blizzard make anything but really good in the beginning? Our maybe Bungie or Bioware?

Maybe it's not by leaps and bounds, but we've discussed in several places on this site that Compile Hearts is a good example of a company who is slowly improving the quality of their games.
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