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331  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Trek or Wars.. on: March 13, 2014, 10:16:20 PM


He's brushing his teeth with an invisible toothbrush.

And now I can't unsee it.
332  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The hardest game you ever beat. on: March 12, 2014, 07:41:28 PM
Some Professor Layton puzzles can suck butt.

The last bonus puzzle is always, "Now for something pretty much impossible"
Never did solve the one for Unwound Future.
333  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 12, 2014, 07:21:42 PM
Haven't been playing much lately. Guess that's what happens when there's less than a week until a game is released you've been waiting two and a half years to play. So I've just been dabbling in some FFXII, Bravely Default, FFIV: The After Years, and some Kingdom Rush on Steam. Obviously haven't made a lot of progress on any of those, though I did finish Ceodore's chapter in TAY this morning.
334  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The hardest game you ever beat. on: March 12, 2014, 03:52:08 PM
Castlevania on NES, Castlevania Dracula X on SNES, Rondo of Blood, Super Castlevania 4 -> Pick one, they are all extremely difficult.
The hardest thing ever for me tho was Lightning Returns final boss, I was massively underequipped tho, I basically had the default equips you always get from story segments and didnt do any of the challenges in the final dungeon.

The reward for finishing those trials (which weren't too difficult, actually) is Ultima Weapon, which is just an upgraded version of the beginning sword, but it gives you +2500 Strength/Magic. I had that thing equipped and I still felt like the final boss was a bit too much.
335  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 12, 2014, 03:04:37 PM
As long as that umbrella is her weapon of choice, I'm game.
336  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Trek or Wars.. on: March 12, 2014, 09:46:10 AM
I'm a bit strange in that while I love video games that take place mostly in space, I can't stand that particular brand of sci-fi in other media. I guess I'll have to go with Star Wars since it's less of a "space voyage" story, but I'm really not the biggest fan of either.
337  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: March 10, 2014, 10:56:46 PM
Nearly 15 years later and this music still gets my adrenaline pumping. Everything about FFIX floored me back then, I remember my hands shaking this particular scene was so exciting.
338  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 10, 2014, 08:36:59 PM
Beat Praline, but one of my party members was dead at the moment of her demise, so I fought her over again and this time beat her with everyone alive. She's pretty easy unlike most of the Asterisks fights.

ANDYESIKNOWONEOFTHEHARDESTONESISNEXT
339  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: March 10, 2014, 01:25:52 PM
Guys.
Guys.
Guys.


Costume Quest 2.
340  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: March 10, 2014, 01:06:18 PM
I forgot to mention in the Game Journal thread another aspect of the ending I really liked: Lumina's reveal at the end completely turned my opinion of Lightning from all three games on it's head.

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There was also some nice parallels there with Lightning's final battle being to prevent Bhunivelze from turning all of humanity into the apathetic, unfeeling drone she had turned herself into.
341  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 09, 2014, 11:40:37 PM
I can't exactly claim that today was a bad day, but it has just been one mishap after another, starting with work changing my schedule on me last minute and going downhill from there.
342  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 08, 2014, 06:28:20 PM
^ That sounds like as bad of an idea as when I was working a retail job, slashed my finger somehow while at the register, and decided since I was too busy to go wash it I'd just use the nearby alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
343  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 08, 2014, 06:21:41 PM
I liked everything about the story and characters (for the most part). I was referring to the stat upgrades through questing when I mentioned the unconventional character development.

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Also, I think Hope's role in XIII-2 and LR was merely the team making up for him just being along for the ride in XIII
344  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 08, 2014, 05:32:36 PM
I KILLED I KILLED I KILLED HIMM. HE IS DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.

After 5 hours of endless struggle. I FINALLY KILLED YOU. WHO IS YOUR GOD NOW BITCH. The ending was great, a very satysfing conclusion to the trilogy, the story has the typical JRPG "nonsense" that is still really likeable. What I mean by nonsense is the typical "Power of humanity and love", that type of discourse. It brings a smile to my face when well done. 90% of fantasy works end up having that type of the discourse when the big baddy is being fought. Even in western works like Harry Potter. Im surprised that XIII and XIII-2 didnt fall into that trap for the most part, I wouldnt have it any other way though, it's the logic followup. LR delivered a good conclusion to the trilogy.

Final Thoughts - Great music, some really good characterization behind some characters with strong motivations driving their actions. One of the most rewarding battle systems I played in a long time, That's Lightning Returns in a nutshell, a great JRPG. The dialogue behind the trilogy was always kind of weak(I guess that's what you would call "writing"?) but the actual plots are great, it has good world building with a generally self consistent and rich mythos and really good characters, the characters are battle systems are the highlights of these FF games.


Congrats! Took me 4 or 5 tries myself, and I ended up using everything I had to finally take him down. That boss is.... *stupid* amounts of hard. I agree, I liked the ending, it had everything I was looking for. Some people have mentioned wanting an epilogue, but I would have liked it even better without even the small epilogue we got (which was kind of dumb, really)

I didn't like this one as much as FFXIII-2, due mostly to the unconventional character development which didn't work for me. Normal battles felt mostly pointless until you grinded your way to the Last One, and then most of those can just be dealt with by waiting until the Ultimate Lair opens.
345  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 08, 2014, 10:15:49 AM
Lightning Returns -

WOOT! The two side quests I finished up on Day 12 pushed me over the edge and unlocked the Extra Day. Not only that, but I managed to defeat Erishkigal and obtained the Ultimatus garb. Mind, after getting the Level 3 stagger I abused the hell out of Overclock and the generous amount of Ether the Canvas of Prayers gives you, thus obtaining only a single star battle rating, but I really don't care about those ratings.

Now on to the Final Day.
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