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706  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 26, 2015, 05:33:26 PM
Put it on my wishlist in case I ever get around to finishing the first one.
707  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 25, 2015, 06:05:53 PM
I don't remember if I've said this anywhere on the forums already, but I did realize recently that I enjoy some VN's for the sake of my completionist approach to games, so the ones with lots of varying paths to navigate or some kind of record book to fill I seem to enjoy quite a bit.
708  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 25, 2015, 06:01:59 PM
In the US, gift giving customs vary wildly from family to family.
709  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dice Plays FFIX (1st post now with Table of Contents & Plot Summaries!) on: August 25, 2015, 05:58:27 PM
Awww... you stopped mentioning past FF homages before getting to the most important one...

Terra's Guardians are the Crystal Guardians from the original Final Fantasy! I loved that little detail, especially since I played FFIX before FF1 and therefore found this out after the fact.

Also, you reminded me that there's a piece of music that plays at only the part where the teams are confronting the guardians that I remember really loving but haven't heard in forever. Now I can't even remember the name of it.
EDIT: Nevermind, Found it! Some of my favorite tracks in video games are these "Put the Plan into Action" themes, such as Stage is Set from FF8 or Judgment Day from FF7.
EDIT 2: Just realized a lot of Successive Battles can be considered a preamble to Skirmish of the Silver Dragons. Lots of similarities.

Number puns seem to be pretty common in Japan, that's why March 9 is Miku Day/Giving Day.
710  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 24, 2015, 03:22:56 PM
For clarification's sake, elsewhere on the forums I've been known to mention how much I despise how popular OWA is, I was just using it as an example of what I was referring to.
711  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 24, 2015, 12:29:42 PM
I think the folks dissing on Uematsu need to listen to the FFVII OST again.  The music almost made that game the legend that it is.

One Winged Angel (FFVII)

ExDeath's Castle (FFV)

Nobody said he was bad, a lot of folks have just noticed over the years he likes to reuse a lot of his stuff over and over again. I mean, I love Sakuraba, but even I admit the dude has exactly one sound and it's starting to get boring.
712  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Great RPGfan Cook Off! on: August 23, 2015, 05:23:43 PM
Those look fantastic, dood! Too bad orange and chocolate is one of the more disgusting food combinations man has come up with imo.
713  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 22, 2015, 01:09:40 PM
- Uematsu is 'okay' as a composer



The second half of his repertoire is just the first half of his repertoire chopped up and rearranged.

714  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 22, 2015, 08:34:35 AM
I also dislike Earthbound.
715  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 21, 2015, 02:07:11 PM
Madden 16 commercial is the greatest video game commercial ever made!


It's like EA Marketing was like:
"Are you sure we need to advertise MADDEN of all things?"
"No... probably not. But look at all this money they gave us to do so."
"Well then I guess we should do SOMETHING."
716  Media / The Soundroom / Re: AUG/21: Favourite VGM Song (Normal Battle Theme!! Pg1) on: August 21, 2015, 09:40:57 AM
Aim for the Top (Tales of Vesperia) - I thought this battle theme was perfect for any final dungeon. It maintains that "Not exactly a threat" tone that all good normal battle themes have while still having a sense of urgency.

Spooks of Halloween Town (Kingdom Hearts) - Absolutely my favorite normal battle theme from the series, it fits in well with Elfman's original sound and is just an all around good piece of music.

Stab the Sword of Justice (Star Ocean 2) - Not sure if I like the original version more or the Heroic Mix from Star Ocean 4, but both are excellent at making me want to clash swords and sorcery with anything and everything.

Reach Out to the Truth (Persona 4) - First time this plays is magical! I think how well it works in both the turn-based affairs in the game and the action scenes in the anime is a testament to it's quality as a battle theme.

Don't Be Afraid (Final Fantasy 8) - This is one of those normal battle themes where the in-game battles are so lousy that it takes listening to it out of context to realize how genius it is.
717  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 20, 2015, 06:23:16 PM
- I truly enjoy Level-5 JRPGs. Some of my favorite titles.

- Blizzard's release schedule is inexcusable. And I've been losing respect for them as a company for the last decade. (That doesn't mean I don't enjoy some of their new releases still, they just disappoint me as a company)

- The first half of Bravely Default does not redeem the absolute garbage that is the second half.

- Lightning Returns is by far the weakest entry in the FFXIII trilogy.

- The PS Vita is a much better system than the 3DS (library notwithstanding)

- Agreed with the chap about FF4, do not understand the popularity. Is it even that popular or does Square Enix just constantly shove it in our faces for the fun of it?

- The Mana series is kind of awful. The plots are super simple stories turned into convoluted nonsense and the game play is above average at best.

718  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 20, 2015, 12:28:35 PM
I hate drinking water. Mostly because I rarely ever actually get thirsty, so drinking something so boring just feels like I'm fulfilling an obligation, almost as if I'm taking medicine. But any other healthy alternative is twice as costly as just going with soda, so I stick with the water but only drink about one or two glasses a day. =

As for cost,  I pick up a .99 gallon of spring water every three or four months, and just refill it with tap water until it starts to get grimy at all. And that's only so I can store it in the fridge since I hate ice.
719  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 20, 2015, 08:24:33 AM
Never really feel quite awake for the whole day after waking up from a really good dream. Was dreaming about finding a childhood friend, but woke myself up when I remembered I have to get ready for my final exam this morning. Which means now I get to take my final exam while still somewhat groggy. Yay.

Also the time between when AmiAmi asks for money for a preorder and the time it actually ships always feels like forever.
720  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Great RPGfan Cook Off! on: August 19, 2015, 09:34:07 PM
I can't watch timed whatever competitions anymore because I used to watch Carmen Sandiego as a young child and that goddamn map thing at the end was rigged.

Dat prize though! Pretty much the most creative prize of any serious game show.

Code:
(For those who never watched, kids got to write down any place in the world they wanted to visit before the game's version of the 'bonus round,' and if they won they'd win a trip to wherever they wrote down)
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