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1291  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 20, 2013, 06:59:47 PM
Shadow Broker was some boss nasty DLC. Especially the part with the

Shepard falcon-punching the Shadow Broker during the boss fight
1292  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Divisive Movies. on: January 20, 2013, 04:02:53 AM
Will Ferrel movies. I have disliked every one I have seen. The most divisive seem to be Elf and Anchorman. I thought both were awful and unfunny. It seems most people think otherwise. Baffling.
I have yet to see Stranger Than Fiction and The Other Guys. Both I've heard are good even for peopel who don't like Will Ferrel. We'll see.

I hate Will Ferrell, too. He was funny in the first movie he did, and then he kept playing that character over and over and over and over and over and over again. And then he cloned himself and created John C. Reilly, who played the same character from Will Ferrell's first movie over and over and over and over and over and over again. Until Dr. Stephen Brule, of course.

I've only seen Paranormal Activitiy 3, and in all honesty I enjoyed it. It was a refreshing kind of movie to watch.

Toy Story 1-3 are all fantastic, I think. I also loved Dumb and Dumber. Though I agree that Jim Carrey is really at his finest when his character isn't a goober. I think his serious roles are pretty fantastic.
My favorite 'divisive movie' is Garden State. 50% of my friends hated it when I made then watch it, the other half thought it was great. It all comes down to whether or not you like deadpan humor and last year's indie hit songs.
1293  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Most Anticipated 2013 Discussion Thread on: January 20, 2013, 03:55:30 AM
I finished Sol Trigger in Japanese, and it was pretty good. It was a dungeon crawler, but the art design was pretty good, the music was solid, and the story (the 65% of it that I could understand) was your typical anime kitsch. I'm surprised XSeed hasn't grabbed it for a quick turnaround, especially since they did Unchained Blades. Then again, it's like a solid 7 for me, and I'd imagine they have their hands full elsewhere, with things on platforms that will probably sell much better.

That said, this year I'm looking forward to:

- Etrian Odyssey IV
- Tales of Xillia
- Fire Emblem (now that the demo has blown me away)
- PSO2 (though technically I've played the JP version so I already know it's awesome)
- Soul Hackers
- Crossing my fingers for Bravely Default

Cautiously interested in
- Celceta
- South Park

So yeah, lots of stuff this year. Deep down in my heart I want Atlus and Index to announce a surprise sequel to Radiant Historia and I want it to be as awesome as the first one was with better combat.


Also just to give John a chance to bruise my soul, I also would love to see a re-release of Shadow Hearts. (I KNOW IT CAN'T HAPPEN JUST LET ME DREAM, DAMMIT)
1294  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 19, 2013, 09:21:48 PM
Yeah, you can get it straight from the news post-- just click the direct link to Random Encounter, and you'll see that it's an MP3. You can also grab the straight MP3 from the podcast tab on the tab of the site nav.
1295  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Mitsuda: When I quit Square, I wanted to devote more time to my own projects on: January 19, 2013, 03:46:57 PM
Well, I missed this. Thanks for posting it! I sure would love to see them release a Chrono Cross album funded via Kickstarter. Of course, it would get smashed into pieces by SE's legal team so fast your eyes would be flashing OCREMIX FF6 KICKSTARTER all over again.
1296  Media / The Soundroom / Fantastic VGM Podcast on: January 19, 2013, 03:45:27 PM

This podcast is hosted by Brett Elston, a Capcom employee who handles most of the community outreach and stuff. His regular co-hosts Chris Antista and Henry Gilbert are his PICs, as well, and they're all hilarious. The show plays VGM, and they discuss it and tell stories of 'the good old days' of VGM, like recording your game music to cassette tapes from the TV. If you love VGM, I highly recommend this.
1297  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: January 19, 2013, 03:43:18 PM
I had hoped once this game came out and (if) it got good reviews, people would stop and accept that while it may not be the game they were hoping for, it's still a good one.

Evidently I was wrong, because we now have scholarly theses on "why this reviewer doesn't get it."

That's because a bunch of people in forums and the gaming press genuinely thought that the main reason why fans have a problem with DmC was only because of the white hair thing, which I don't know when it started in the first place. Either way is good that there are fans commited enough to make those long post making clear why DmC despite being an OK game has the problems that it has.

Another traditional DMC is unlikely to happen.  That team was busy working on Dragon's Dogma, which is probably why DmC was handed off to Ninja Theory.  They're now working on Dragon's Dogma 2 for next-gen consoles (which I am really excited about).

A lot of people still doesn't seem to know that Dragon's Dogma is the reason why DMC5 wasn't made (not yet anyway).

I agree that it's great that there are passionate fans, but I just don't think it's fair to Ninja Theory, since by all accounts they appear to have made a good game. Disappointment that it isn't what they expected is totally fine, but to slam the game for not being something it never claimed to be just seems to be missing the point.

That said, perhaps you'll see a DMC5 in the future. Capcom certainly is scrambling to build up good press among 'hardcores,' especially with their Megaman push.  Though on the other hand, all the meh/hate towards RE6 didn't say nearly as much to them as 'DOLLA DOLLA BILLS, YALL' did when the game sold well. So who knows. Incidentally, I just bought DMC3/4 on PC :)
1298  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: January 19, 2013, 02:56:11 PM
Speaking of the 25th, I'm currently listening my copy of


This :)

It is good.
1299  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 19, 2013, 02:55:15 PM
Our End of the Year Spectacular episode of Random Encounter is now live!  Enjoy!!

Trying to download it, can't get it to work :/

What's it doing? Where are you trying to get it from? I just checked iTunes and the main link on the site and both seem to be working for me.
1300  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: January 19, 2013, 12:13:22 PM
I had hoped once this game came out and (if) it got good reviews, people would stop and accept that while it may not be the game they were hoping for, it's still a good one.

Evidently I was wrong, because we now have scholarly theses on "why this reviewer doesn't get it."

Yes, everyone gets it, hardcore DMC fans: you miss the high-level play and other aspects of the series that are purportedly missing in DmC. It sucks when a series you love is redesigned. You think I'm happy that 2D Castlevania is now Mirror of Fate? Nope. But them's the breaks.

Stop telling people they're wrong for enjoying the new game. Skip it, hope Capcom makes another 'old-style' DMC, and stop raining on people's parade. I can't stand how much of a need there is for "people to realize why Brad is wrong! Or how silly it is that IGN's review was bought because obviously the game has absolutely no merit whatsoever!"

(Also this wasn't directed at anyone in particular, but rather the general sentiments I'm seeing across 'dawebz')
1301  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 19, 2013, 02:02:27 AM
Actually my training is two fold...

First goal, look like this.

Second goal, which is sort of the real drive to look like that (albeit without the mask and with hair) is to ask a girl whom I've had a crush on for quite some time out.

1302  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: January 18, 2013, 11:48:47 PM

Went to Darkroot Garden, did some stuff, died.

Went back and suddenly everything seems completely different. I'm getting mobbed by a group of three plant guys that weren't active till I searched a corpse near them, and they won't deactivate.

Fire is especially useful on them. Try some of the item that enflames your weapon or some pyromancy, if you have it. Stand back, and don't let them do their 'grab' attack. They can hit from beneath you like Starcraft Lurkers, so be careful.
1303  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: January 18, 2013, 09:21:35 PM
$20 on Amazon for Dark Souls.  If you're into good combat, Dragon's Dogma has the best action RPG combat to date.  Being able to manually control climbing onto large enemies adds a layer of depth missing from a lot of action RPGs.  Both games are completely worth playing.

Great deal, though I definitely think Dark Souls takes the trophy for "best action RPG combat" :)
1304  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: January 18, 2013, 09:16:59 PM
It's got a really great presentation. I'm happy to see Nintendo making sure its "second-stringers" get some love.

Also new 2D-perspective Metroid and Zelda plz
1305  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 18, 2013, 12:11:43 PM
I 99% disagree with Rob's point that developers should listen to fans. I'm a big fan of developer transparency and some level of community outreach, but if developers take more cues from fans then fans will feel MORE effacious and entitled (an effing disaster) and the analogy of the inmates running the asylum could apply.

Now, developers should 100% listen to sales (which they always do) and professional journalists and critics (which they sometimes do). I just think that fans should stay in the audience and not be a part of the creative process. Like, at all. Again, we don't want the inmates running he asylum.

I agree with your first paragraph, but not your second. Critics and journalists are just fans who get paid to write about games, and their opinions are just as subjective as any other fan. And I actually enjoy some degree of audience participation in the creative process. I agree that the developer needs to have a firm vision for their project and can't buckle to every bit of community pressure, but on the other hand, listening just to critics and, more importantly, sales means we'll get nothing but Skyrim and CoD-knockoffs for all eternity.
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