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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: May 04, 2015, 05:16:03 PM
It's coming very, very, very soon. As in maybe later today if Apple hurries it up :)
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: May 03, 2015, 03:09:18 AM
The riding in a doll theme is so fucking fantastic I cannot wrap my head around how perfectly it fits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKyJsKDw-os&feature=youtu.be
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: May 02, 2015, 03:12:57 PM
Yeah-- that's what I meant. Even if it wasn't the most original thing in the world, I enjoyed the narrative in XBC an how it had a clear sense of dramatic progression, whereas Skyrim has uniformly bland quests and "go do a thing for a person" type stuff for its story missions (with a couple small but still mostly unengaging to me exceptions). I'm hoping XBCX can keep that balance.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 30, 2015, 03:06:07 PM
I could be mistaken but I'm pretty sure that the market itself has been shown to no longer be overwhelmingly male, despite AAA marketing and demos skewing in that direction. I think in years past it was probably a natural consequence of an overwhelmingly male demographic, but more recently in terms of both awareness and market divide, I'm not sure unintentional gets a free pass any longer.

http://www.statista.com/statistics/232383/gender-split-of-us-computer-and-video-gamers/

Japan is a different story, of course, since gender issues there are... interesting, to say the least, but as SQEX courts an increasingly international audience, they'll have to be more aware of these things, just as western AAA devs are often learning now, as well.

I'm all for a game being more appealing to all sexes, and if you want to have it be sexy, that's fine-- though for me personally, having huge boobs flopping all over the place out of their boob windows and making Cindy stuff her ass out into the camera's view are not the ways to to sell your product. I like sex as much as the next person, but part of titillation is subtlety, at least for me. If you like a lack of subtlety, there's no shame in that, but I would contest the idea that Cindy's representation is classy, necessary, or harmless, and I feel no compunction in stating that it is objectively NOT subtle, especially compared to the bro-adtrip boys. The quality of their 'perfect looks' is emphasized differently by the game-- we're meant to see them as fabulous avatars of power fantasy for us, whereas Cindy is clearly meant to be 'luscious and to be lusted after.'
5  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: April 30, 2015, 12:19:34 PM
- You may have slightly overhyped "Darkness of the Unknown".  Slightly.  >____>

I don't understand the statement :)

That said, yeah, Footsteps of Time is my favorite PQ track for sure. It's a reminder that I'm a bad person for still not having finished that game.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 30, 2015, 10:34:34 AM
While I suppose I could see outgoing in the warm, bright colors, I also agree that they're a bit full of it. No one who looked at Cindy "didn't realize" exactly what they were doing. Chalking it up to "we're all men" is also pretty weak. The mere fact of their dude-ness makes them incapable of not naturally swerving towards "EVERYONE'S A LAPDANCE!!" territory when making things?

And the equivalency between the bro-party and Cindy doesn't quite work for me. The bros look ridiculous in a different way, in that 'unbelievably perfect and perfectly-dressed' type of style. They're a bit monotone, but they also wouldn't look inappropriate in a city or as rich, royal people. Cindy doesn't really look appropriate for a mechanic.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 30, 2015, 10:28:43 AM
There seem to be a couple :) And from what commentary I've heard, they're just as goofy as other Sawano tunes!
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 29, 2015, 10:10:04 PM
Oh yeah, hearing about oversensitive feminazis taking all the fun out is currently on my top list of 'favorite people missing the point entirely.' GameFAQs will never let you down, there.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 29, 2015, 09:04:59 PM
I don't know details, the who, and how, or why, and I'm glad... but...uh, still, well I've slowly ruined this for myself due to anticipation --- so be it.

Anyways. Some streaming was done...

Final boss music is *perfect*. :P
A little subtle, but a strong choice.

Does the story seem similarly-paced to XBC, or is it more... Skyrim-paced?
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 29, 2015, 02:13:26 PM
Title screen with clean main theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3YvGnkwnRA

I am inching ever closer to eating my words on this soundtrack because oh my god what I've been hearing is marvelous.

It's not Xenoblade 1, but it fits this style so well, so far.

Also the title screen is glorious
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 29, 2015, 12:19:41 AM
As I read Tabata's comments, I am a little worried about his 'we're going to let players know R3 locks on!'

That isn't remotely the problem anyone had. I hope he meant 'that is among the thigns we are going to do to make our camera system not a train wreck'
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 28, 2015, 11:48:33 PM
But you can't take the survey without the code from Type-0?

EDIT

nevermind, I get it.
13  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: April 28, 2015, 06:49:03 PM
Actually, that Dark Cloud 2/Chrono Cross arrange is ONE SONG from the album Multiplayer. It's fantastic, right? :D I adore that song, and agree with you that DC2 is a wonderful, wonderful game and that Time's Scar is the best ever.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 28, 2015, 12:19:00 PM
I'm glad they're paying attention to the monotony and the pace of combat. The game just takes too long to do anything as is. I'm hopeful.

Oddly, even though I'm not necessary sold conceptually, I really appreciate that they are sticking by their guns when it comes to bro-adtrip. Part of XII and XIII's problem was a lack of focus and changing vision. It's great to incorporate feedback to improve your gameplay, but without a strong vision on the whole behind the game, it's bound to be a mishmash.

Also I love how they're like 'HUH? REALLY? CIDNEY IS SEXY? WE HAD NO IDEA!' I too shovel the occasional mound of bullshit.
15  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: April 27, 2015, 10:34:47 PM
Hades-- you should check out our interview with the composer! He talks a lot about how he put together the Transistor OST.


Arvis:

Grinsia was first released as a mobile game with a different OST, but was re-released on 3DS (and I believe Steam) with a new soundtrack by Shannon Mason. It does have rad music! And two excellent musicians are currently working on an remastered version of the soundtrack, too!

And no worries! Posting on forums takes time, but I do appreciate that you've dropped by to share your thoughts! Always great to interact with other lovers of great VGM.
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