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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 15, 2014, 09:51:48 PM
Music in the Witch Trial sections of Layton vs. Wright is amazing! Just started chapter 3 and the story has it's claws in me for sure. Gonna be getting a lot of use out of my 3DS between this, Theatrhythm (tomorrow! yay!) and finishing up Senran Kagura.
32  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Destiny on: September 14, 2014, 11:33:04 PM
^ Seems to be a common opinion. Best part is, I cancelled my reservation with the explanation "The demo left me feeling like it'll be a game to enjoy for maybe a week or two before realizing the whole experience is a bit stale." People argued with me, and it seems I wasn't far off.

I'm far too humble to go around telling people "I told you so!" But I am kind of feeling smug that my intuition saved me a chunk of change.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 14, 2014, 07:30:05 PM
My manager gave me some exclusive FF Type-0 Collect-a-cards for use in Theatrhythm, so now I'm even more excited for Tuesday to hurry up and get here. And after the site's review, I didn't think that was possible.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 13, 2014, 10:31:34 PM
Layton vs. Wright is going to do horrendous things to my OCD. Just reloaded a bunch of save files trying to find where (outside of the database) you find Puzzle 20. I had this same problem with Puzzle 11 and had to play the beginning of Chapter 1 three times in order to finally find it. Unfortunately, this time I'm stumped. Even the online walkthroughs don't acknowledge it's existence. I finally had to throw my hands up and continue on without it.

In better news, Ridelle Mystere is one of my favorite character designs from either franchise.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 12, 2014, 09:31:32 PM
I've noticed a strange issue I have with gaming: My gaming ADD seems to be at it's worst when I'm looking forward to a game coming out. This week I'm waiting very impatiently for the new Theatrhythm. However, where I should be eagerly trying to finish up any game I can in anticipation, I'm so hyped to play something new that my mind wants to play ANYTHING new, so I start a bunch of games I haven't played in a while or haven't played at all. I'm even having a hard time concentrating on .Hack because of this anticipation.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 12, 2014, 09:25:19 PM
So anyway, yeah... SMT is a helluva franchise, amirite?
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 12, 2014, 02:51:41 PM
Phantasy Star 2 is being showcased even though it's been out for a while over there.

My hopes have been raised, but only by a degree far too miniscule for the human eye to perceive.
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 12, 2014, 08:50:29 AM
I just think it's awful of Nintendo to be announcing all these new 3DSXL systems for the holidays right after announcing a new model of 3DS. Lots of parents are going to be pissed when they finally give in and get their kid a 3DS only to find out a bunch of the new games coming out for it won't play on that model. But I guess when it comes to handheld systems, that's just par for course with Nintendo.
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: September 10, 2014, 09:41:04 AM
Some ideas:

- Rune Factory 4
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
- And then there's Fantasy Life coming out fairly soon
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 09, 2014, 08:44:00 AM
My favorite part of .Hack//SIGN is how most characters' arcs climax with a reveal of the player behind the character. It's such a minor detail, but the effect it has is huge.

@Dice:

My favorite part about Layton vs. Wright so far is how integrated Layton's puzzles are into the story and world. I never feel like characters are asking me to solve some random puzzle they made up for no real reason.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 08, 2014, 08:46:54 PM
Fuck it, I'm finally going to slog through all 7.hack games... I've owned them for years and it's about time I got them all out of the way. Dragon Warrior VII can wait another few months.

I actually had a scare over the weekend when I found out my copy of Outbreak had a scratch and froze at a part near the beginning. Thankfully, I have a super nifty device that works wonders on scratched discs.  So now I'm back in the game.

It's kind of funny too, because while everything else .Hack related I have is in pretty good condition, the only other thing that's seen better days is my copy of ".Hack//Another Birth Vol. 3_Outbreak"

Are any of the anime series worth tracking down?  should I watch SIGN before playing the original games?  Does Roots help you understand what the hell is going on in G.U??  I'm a librarian so locating either of those and having them delivered to my branch would take me all of 5 minutes.

I'm going to try and answer that question logically as opposed to as the .Hack fanatic that I am.

- All you really have to know about .Hack//SIGN to understand the games is that the series ends with Skeith pursuing Aura, the rest of the info from the series is repeated with more detail in the games. That being said, .Hack//SIGN is easily the best part of the franchise.

- .Hack//Roots is a direct prequel to .Hack//GU I recommend at least watching the first three volumes (up to the incident with Shino) The rest is filler until the ending (which you see in the game) that is occasionally referenced in the games, but not to a degree that will leave you scratching your head.

If you find yourself really into the story of the first set of games, I recommend .Hack//Another Birth. They're a set of novellas that retell the story from BlackRose's perspective. Not the best written literature, but some of the extra information makes it a nice compliment to the games.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 08, 2014, 08:39:52 AM
Fuck it, I'm finally going to slog through all 7.hack games... I've owned them for years and it's about time I got them all out of the way. Dragon Warrior VII can wait another few months.

I actually had a scare over the weekend when I found out my copy of Outbreak had a scratch and froze at a part near the beginning. Thankfully, I have a super nifty device that works wonders on scratched discs.  So now I'm back in the game.

It's kind of funny too, because while everything else .Hack related I have is in pretty good condition, the only other thing that's seen better days is my copy of ".Hack//Another Birth Vol. 3_Outbreak"
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 07, 2014, 09:53:06 PM
At the risk of being seen more of a Tales-fan than I already probably seem to be, Vesperia NAILS the sexiest atmosphere in the series.  The brightest colours, the prettiest environments, the nicest world map....  What the flying fuck happened, Xillia?  WHERE DID YOU TWO DISAGREE?

Ever since replacing my 360 and losing my 100% save of that game, I've been debating playing through again. It's my favorite game in the series, and my favorite game on the system, but getting that 100% took *so* much effort, I don't know if I want to do it again.

Still, every time someone mentions Vesperia I get that itch again.
I mean, my life could always use more Rita...
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 07, 2014, 06:24:58 PM
I can confirm after only 30 minutes that Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth is a million times better than the first one. Better localization (in both writing and voice acting), better battle system, better UI, better graphics (and animations--characters no longer look like they're ice skating through areas), everything is just vastle improved. Super excited to play more.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 07, 2014, 09:15:28 AM
I kind of wish we had a "Recommend me a game" thread, but since we don't I'll ask on here.

Since it is clear that we outside of Asia will never ever get another Phantasy Star Online game, I was wondering if anyone knew of an active MMO that was at least similar. I'm looking for something with very little story, or at least an ignorable one, with hub areas to gather a party for clearing dungeons and other areas without any "quests" per se.

Getting back into the .Hack series has me craving that PSO style of MMO.
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