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706  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 14, 2015, 09:14:54 AM
Awesome news aside from the PS3 and PS4 thing. I think it's getting to the point that developers need to stop doing this. ESPECIALLY this game, since SO4 did an amazing job of showing off just what the PS3 was capable of. But I'm still waiting for a PS4 game that feels like a next-gen game, and clearly this won't be it.
707  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 13, 2015, 01:41:30 PM
They were adopted by GungHo. I think they had a Grandia MMORPG in the pipeline, but that was in 2013 or so.

Edit: nope, shut that down in 2012. They haven't actually done anything since 2013 if Wikipedia is correct.



Still better than Camelot. Talk about wondering how a company still operates...
708  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 13, 2015, 01:39:56 PM
My girlfriend and I started watching a new Netflix series called The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt last night. The premise is that the titular character was abducted by an insane cultist and held underground in a bunker against her will with three other women while the cultist guy lies to them that the world has ended. At the start of the series they're rescued, and Kimmy decides to make a go out of it NYC and try to find the life she has lost.

Sorry, that premise makes it sound dreary and serious, but it is actually a delightfully hilarious comedy. Kimmy is stuck in the 90s, and her clueless attitude toward modern life is constantly amusing, and she has a hilarious gay roommate that has had me laughing so hard that my sides hurt. Y'all should check it out if you need a laugh.

I have not seen it yet, but it stands to note that the show is also co-written by Tina Fey.
709  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 13, 2015, 09:03:01 AM
I'm still not holding my breath for anything Earth shattering, as has been suggested Square Enix has a storied past for over-enthusiastically teasing underwhelming reveals. And it doesn't just end at the FF7 fiasco.
710  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 12, 2015, 02:01:30 PM
Stuck debating whether or not to keep going for the Platinum trophy in Awakened Fate Ultimatum. Running dungeons hoping the items I need will show up is extremely tedious, and normally trophies mean absolutely nothing to me (In FFXIII-2, the only trophy I need for the platinum is the one for switching paradigms enough times and I just didn't bother). Yet for some reason, this platinum is calling to me and I'm so close--and yet, again, I have no idea how much more play time it's going to take because it's all luck based.
711  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 11, 2015, 11:42:17 AM
Helix

I have to talk about this show, because it should be a case study in jumping the shark in the truest sense of the term. I realize Season 1 wasn't for everyone, but I enjoyed it enough to be excited about a second season. But if anyone unironically enjoyed season 2, I have to ask them what planet they're from or drag them to an intervention for whatever it is they're on.

For those that don't know, the show follows a group of CDC scientists and doctors as they combat the plague-of-the-season. This is all going on in an alternate Earth that is secretly governed by a group of immortal humans. The Immortals thing was an interesting plot twist for season 1, but it provided the basis for the insanity that was season 2.

I'm really not sure what happened with the show, but I do have a theory that goes something like this: The producers asked six different writers to write a plot synopsis of what they felt Season 2 should be about. The six of them went off and wrote these plot synopses. However, the day they were to present them, they were all running late nad rushing to the meeting room and ended up bumping into each other. Papers went flying, nobody knew what was what, they all just gathered up as much paper as they could and presented the jumbled mess as the plot for the second season.

The second season is absolutely worth watching all the way through. It is a disaster of epic proportions, and is guaranteed to shock with how far and quickly it devolves into complete nonsense.

Perfect example: The plot starts off taking place on an island in two different time periods: The present and 30 years later. 30 years later a character who was made an immortal by her immortal father in the first season is on the island, presumably investigating the aftermath of the plot in the present. She meets another resident of the island, and when she goes to explore a certain section of the island is warned not to. She goes anyway where she meets her immortal father who is, for some bizarre coincidence is living on the island. Except he's lost his mind and is living with the corpses of his wife and son and hallucinating that they're still alive. He tries to embalm her while alive, she escapes, they get into a sword fight, and she kills him and he gives her his katana with his dying breath. One episode later, about halfway through the season, this future arc is inconsequentially abandoned until the very last episode for a completely pointless plot twist.

There just really isn't any good way to accurately describe how MUCH the writers seemed to have completely lost their minds for Season 2.  The final scene in the season finale is a perfect representation of the madness as 14 years later one of the main cast welcomes a new subject to her underground cyberpunk baby factory.

I swear, if 12 Monkeys is ruined in season 2 after having an AMAZING first season, I will be done with SyFy for good.
712  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 11, 2015, 10:59:47 AM
Finished my second playthrough of Awakened Fate Ultimatum and got the Decider trophy. Now I just need to:
- Grind out 30 more levels
- Item boost my shield another 49 points
- Randomly encounter the last 15 items I'm missing.
713  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 11, 2015, 08:12:52 AM


I still think if a game combined the depth of Abyss's plot and the awesomeness of Graces' gameplay-oriented ...um, gameplay, that game would be an instant 10/10.

Only if they go back to Vesperia's graphic style.
714  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 11, 2015, 08:06:54 AM
So I watched Big Hero 6 yesterday.

Fistbumping will never be the same for me again.

Bwalalalala
715  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 09, 2015, 11:57:31 AM
If it turns out to be a Star Ocean Online I will cheer that my dreams have come true and weep that we will never, ever see it localized.
716  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 09, 2015, 08:36:46 AM
http://www.jp.square-enix.com/secret/?hc_location=ufi
Square Enix what are you teasing....

* posted excitable gif

* realized 'mobile' possibility

* lowered expectations

* edited post just in case
I'm going with Star Ocean 5 as it has three of the letters of Star and 0101 which is 5 in binary.

And it's all on top of an Ocean.
717  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 08, 2015, 04:08:45 PM
On Chapter 6 of my second playthrough of Awakened Fate Ultimatum. About to find out if this is the last playthrough I need to do, or if after this I'm going to have to play up to Chapter 6 twice more. My initial impressions of the game have definitely changed a bit over the past however many hours. I especially feel differently about the stuff that was changed or removed from The Guided Fate Paradox. While there are still some features that I miss, the game has made me realize there was a lot of unnecessary micromanaging in the previous game. For instance, the equipment system in Guided Fate made boosting equipment almost useless. Whereas in this game it's a simple matter of upgrading your equipment and using your previous equipment to boost the new stuff. They've also completely removed the Synthesis method of upgrading, which was the most confusing system in the previous game. That being said, I still miss the Divinigram, the goofy equipment, and the more rogue-like nature of starting each dungeon at level 1.

EDIT: Sweet! Don't have to play through the first 5 chapters twice more.
718  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 08, 2015, 11:59:18 AM
Just translate the Destiny remake and throw it on Vita or something. If they do that I'll buy every tales release going forward, regardless of quality, because of how much I love ToD.

I asked. Apparantly even putting the original Tales of Destiny (or Tales of Eternia) on PSN takes more work than they're willing to put into it.

They don't think we're worth it :(

I wouldn't be surprised.  IIRC that's the reason we're not seeing the fan favourite Breath of Fire on there (III).
Fuck....FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU‹UUUU---


Ah well..back to Graces.

I was just reminded this weekend about how not only does Graces have the best battle system, but easily has the best skits as well.
719  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 07, 2015, 02:57:52 PM
Different people play games for different reasons.

I don't see anything wrong with that.
720  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 06, 2015, 01:20:52 PM
^ That's what I liked about the FFXII demo. I was the only one in my group of friends that wanted Dragon Quest VIII, so I bought the game and then we passed around the FFXII demo disc.
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