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571  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Child of Light on: April 30, 2014, 08:30:25 PM
Not to be contrarian, but I finished the demo last night and thougth the game was really fantastic. Liked the use of Igniculus, thought the combat was tough and challenging on hardmode, and adored the writing. I can see some not liking it, but it's sort of 'the vibe' they were going for with the game. Can't wait to pick the full game up.

I welcome dissenting opinions. I really hope this game does well, because A) artistically speaking, it's amazing and B) anything that distracts Ubisoft from turning everything they touch into a yearly franchise and making movies for games that haven't even earned a reputation yet is good news in my book.
572  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 30, 2014, 07:38:32 PM
It's probably just an announcement about which Persona games will be making an appearance at E3.
573  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Child of Light on: April 30, 2014, 03:03:28 PM
Klutz: Do you have that backward?  Because I found heals to be far more useless than the slows.  The slows make it so that enemies can be chained into sequences of no action for quite some time.


Well, yes and no. I discovered the healing and slowing enemies bit before getting a full grasp of the interrupt mechanic and I guess I just never put two and two together until you said something. That does drastically change things, but that makes things sound even duller, to be honest.
574  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Dice relents: Vita questions on: April 30, 2014, 10:25:23 AM
Yes. The 3G model requires that you connect it with a carrier, whereas the Wi-Fi model does not.
575  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Child of Light on: April 30, 2014, 10:22:45 AM
Tried the demo, was very disappointed.

The game is gorgeous, visually and the music is fantastic, but the game itself is just kind of dull. Even the battle system, while a nice departure from the norm and a great callback to Grandia, ends up kind of repetitive and slow. For instance, you can use that spirit thing to slow enemies or heal party members, but the latter is far too useful to even consider the former. Finally the dialogue, while I understand their intentions perfectly well, just comes across as incoherent gibberish.
576  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 30, 2014, 10:13:59 AM
So my computer had a startup error this morning and had to restore itself. Now my Firefox bookmarks are all messed up. Like, they're all still there, but they don't appear in the toolbar. (Though oddly enough the ones in the sidebar appear in the sidebar just fine) and they won't let me add them back to it, either.

EDIT: Okay, they're all there just invisible apparently o_O
577  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 29, 2014, 05:12:02 PM
I never thought any of that was "official" canon, anyway. Really I think it's up to the individual to decide what they do and don't consider canon.

For example, Square Enix says it's canon that FFX/X-2 is a distant prequel to FF7, but you'll never hear me agree with that garbage.
578  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 29, 2014, 03:41:01 PM
Witch and the Hundred Knight (It sadly took me this long to notice that the T in "witch" is shaped like Metallia's hat)

On chapter 5 part 2. I'm still really enjoying the game despite some minor flaws, but I really hope that those desert areas are the biggest the game has to offer. It took me over 3 hours to explore the second area to 100%. Or at least I hope there's a facet with a larger view area.
579  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2013 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: April 29, 2014, 09:48:56 AM
Some of those deals are REALLY tempting, but for me it's less about having the money and more about having the time. I'm trying really hard to limit the number of games I purchase lately.
580  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 28, 2014, 05:54:08 PM
I'm really worried about how the game is going to handle Noctis basically starting the game with super powers (from what I gather). I even find it hard to explain why I'm so stuck on that. I just feel like it would hurt the gameplay somehow even though I trust the team knows what they're doing. Or maybe I just really like the feeling of upgrading to new equipment and I feel like maybe that won't be a part of the game because of Noctis' abilities.
581  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 28, 2014, 10:19:16 AM
If I die tonight, I hope at least some of you will miss me.

Just had some chicken that I am about 60% sure was undercooked. But after being assured by two somewhat reliable sources that it was fine, I ate about one and a half thighs.

I really need to go out and find a good vegetarian cook book.
Chicken thighs are sometimes hard to call as "just right" or "undercooked". You sometimes get that really dark,almost bloody spot close to the bone and you can't help but feel scared. Sometimes the best bet is to just trust your instincts, but if the juice runs clear, it's cooked through.

I wouldn't be too scared of dying, but you may get a case of food poisoning akin to my bout last week. Good luck either way.

Well I was fine. To your point, the meat wasn't bloody at all, just very pink. I think what happened was my stepdad had so much sauce in the dish that he ended up boiling the chicken instead of baking it.
582  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2014 on: April 27, 2014, 07:40:12 PM
Alright, here we go. List reposted with commentary.

1. Kirby's Return to Dreamland - I'll never outgrow kirby. The games are (somewhat) easy and the gameplay is so basic it could be considered offensive, but there's nothing more relaxing and this is no exception.

2. Eternal Sonata - Probably shouldn't even by on my list because I've beaten it before, but I didn't remember much about it. Love it to death still, stupid plot and broken characters (*cough*Serenade*cough*) too.

3. Bejeweled 3 (all badges and cheevos) - It's Bejeweled. I happen to like the game, and the different game modes in this one were all awesome in their own way.

4. Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded - I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The game was certainly bad, but it wasn't the unplayable mess that people seemed to make it out to be.

5. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - I've said a lot about this in other areas of the forum, but I'll reiterate that I found the game needlessly difficult, was not at all happy with the 'stat increases as quest rewards" system, and thought the very end was pretty dumb. Yet I found the game pretty good despite all of that.

6. inFamous - I really love the story of this game. I feel like if one game could get a good movie (IN THE RIGHT HANDS) it would be this one. Plenty of good, well-developed characters and villains, a mind-bending plot twist, and just the right amount of content to reduce it down to 2 hours without losing much of anything. Although I guess it would just be Chronicle.

7. Tales of Xillia - Again, I've already said a lot about my feelings on this one in the Tales thread. I would like to reiterate that by the end I realized I didn't dislike it as much as when I first started playing it.
583  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 27, 2014, 07:24:37 PM
If I die tonight, I hope at least some of you will miss me.

Just had some chicken that I am about 60% sure was undercooked. But after being assured by two somewhat reliable sources that it was fine, I ate about one and a half thighs.

I really need to go out and find a good vegetarian cook book.
584  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 27, 2014, 10:26:03 AM
God I love the beginning of FF9! I too sometimes replay JUST to the phantom forest dark woods first real dungeon. The stage battle complete with SFX abilities, the sword duel, the scene you mentioned (I was kind of bummed the OST track ends on the massive crescendo instead of cutting right into the track that plays after that) Everything about it is so fantastic, and then you're reminded of how slow the battle system is and say 'screw it.'
585  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2014 on: April 27, 2014, 10:20:03 AM
That's a great idea! I'll re-post my list after work with a little bit of commentary.
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