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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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286  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 30, 2013, 08:48:36 AM
Question for those that have Playstation Plus.  Can I "purchase" the free games they offer for the vita and ps4 even though I don't own them yet?  I plan on getting them both in a few years, and I want to be able to play the free games ps+ offers.

For the Vita, certainly.  Lot's of people have done just that.  I'm not totally clear on how this works for PS4 games and I've heard conflicting things.  Certainly they're not listed in the PS3 store (which makes sense, Vita games are only listed because you can download them to a PS3 and then transfer them over to the Vita).  But you might be able to do it from the web store?  I really should try that out myself...
I was just on the web store and I was able to see the PS4 titles in the PS Plus section. I have a PS4, but I assume that it would work even minus that.

I don't own a PS4 but adding them from the web store seemed to work for me.  I have been also adding Vita games from the ps3 for when I get a Vita.
287  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: November 30, 2013, 08:33:28 AM
Nope, he's right. Video game story lines are fairly low end on the narrative medium scale.

Hell, just as a case and point, take a look at how magic is treated within RPGs. Most of the time, magic becomes a simple matter of hitting enemies with a bigger stick or the correct one if elements are involved, and the rest is pretty much Healing. Rarely is magic ever treated like anything other than an ever improving collection of Nukes or a more renewable source of Healing, and in those rare cases its usually for fast or other forms of travel or gimmicky purposes. But even rarer is when the matter of having such a mass distribution of destruction or healing is ever reproached. Then there's the matter of the long term effects of being affected by magic, the effects of bungling spells, the use of magic in occupations and how magic affects the need or structure of occupations, the Geo-political effect of a remote village possessing a powerful magical relic, and so on.

And that's just one narrative element. I could write an entire dissertation on the awful and/or lazy writing included in not just RPGs but all video games. Even the best examples currently available aren't really that good when you think about it.

While I agree that most rpgs have pretty weak storylines I think it is unfair to specifically pick on the magic system. You could go to a bookstore and pick up a random book in the fantasy section. Chances are high that the magic system in it is just as weak as any rpg. There are exceptions of course but then the same applies for rpgs.

288  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: November 29, 2013, 05:14:30 PM
My dad is a member of the Children's Panel in the UK.  They make decisions regarding abused and/or troubled children, so he sees horror stories beyond imagining nearly every week. Since he is in contact with the kids who get abused, news like this just breaks him.

Let me just say that I'm very impressed by his work.  He has to be extremely strong to engage with that kind of thing on a regular basis.

Thanks! I'm very proud of him, he's a great role model.

Fair play to the guy.

I know dealing with stuff like that would break me.
289  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wishlist 2014 on: November 26, 2013, 07:28:17 PM
FFXIII-2

Looking forward to this. Not expecting a lot but it should be fun. Might wait for price drop though.

Isn't this already out though? Either way, you're not missing much outside of "SOMETHING'S HAPPENING! IT MUST BE A PARADOX!!! :byodame:".

Yeah, it was a typo. Meant FFXIII-3. I didn't mind the game that much. Actually had a lot of fun with it. Of course those quiz machines in Academia can fuck themselves into whatever paradox they wanted.
290  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wishlist 2014 on: November 26, 2013, 04:25:12 PM
Trails in the Sky SC
Yes, it deserves the giant font

Importing this for sure.
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Bravely Default

Really enjoyed the demo. Might not get it straight away but definately on my wish list.
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FFXIII-3

Looking forward to this. Not expecting a lot but it should be fun. Might wait for price drop though.
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FFXV

Game looks pretty cool and sho... Who am I kidding? Final Fantasy Forever won't be out in my lifetime.
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Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

<3 the Atelier series. Definitely getting this. For some reason no store in Ireland seemed to sell Aesha so I might have to import.
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Then there are games such as Inazuma Eleven 3, Dark Souls 2 and ElderScrolls Online that I will probably pick up if I can afford to at the time.
291  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: November 26, 2013, 02:07:57 PM
Ahem tbh, I think the xenosaga Trilogy has a better story than Xenogears. I think the Zero Escape series has the best plot of anything that ever existed so there is that.. That's just me though.

I love the Zero Escape series to bits but don't think I could ever say it had the best story but as mentioned before, it is all subjective. People like different things and what may click for one person, might not interest another that much. That said, I do like the story in 999 and VLR. It is just, they seem pretty convoluted when I look back on them. Similar to how I loved the show Lost but looking back and thinking on episodes, it seems kind of ridiculous.

I like the stories from Nier, Planescape Torment and The Witcher. Then there are pieces of the story from certain games I really enjoy. I love stories where people face their inner demons like in Persona 4 and Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger.
292  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: November 25, 2013, 04:19:10 PM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-11-25-xbox-one-tv-integration-suffers-noticeable-judder-in-uk?utm_source=eurogamer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=net-daily

No love for Europe :(

Wonder how an issue like this got past testing.
293  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: Haps thread locked? on: November 25, 2013, 04:06:48 PM
Any reason that the Xbox thread is locked?

Not sure if it was an accident again or not. We have not exactly been pro xbox but didn't think the thread was that bad.
294  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gen6: Pokemon X & Y on: November 25, 2013, 02:04:39 PM
I called my Garchomp "Sharknado."

Seems more fitting for a Sharpedo, no?

Except that one is a shark and a torpedo combined already. Adding a tornado suffix would be...Sharpedado.



Who's that Pokemon?

295  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: November 25, 2013, 06:40:33 AM
I'm sorry Atlus is not doing exactly what you want them to do.

Oh come on now, all I want is for them to milk P3 and P4 less and have a little more original output like they used to during the PS2 days.
 

Didn't they resuse Nocturne like three times while Persona 3 got FES a year later?

Is the main issue with Q, the way the characters look? Can't say I am a fan of the designs but the rest looks pretty cool. I am a huge fan of Dungeon Crawlers so I am pretty stoked for this.
296  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 24, 2013, 03:12:42 AM
I am just surprised you are putting them up in November. Thought I had suddenly lost a month of my life. Nobody does anything over here till around the 15th of December.

Seriously?  Seems like people put them up earlier and earlier every year to me.  I mean heck, the stores start decorating for Christmas the second Halloween is over...and they'd probably do it sooner if Halloween wasn't in the way...

Guess it has something to do with wanting to put them up before Thanksgiving? We don't have that so there is no need for us to put them up that early. Our stores do the same but I never really count them. No Christmas music on the radio yet either. We know it is Christmas over here when you can't get through a day without hearing Fairytale of New York at least 4 times.
297  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 24, 2013, 02:20:27 AM
I am just surprised you are putting them up in November. Thought I had suddenly lost a month of my life. Nobody does anything over here till around the 15th of December.

My family have stopped putting up decorations. Most they do now is put up a crib or two.
298  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGFan's 20 Top 20 DS Games on: November 23, 2013, 01:36:09 PM
Are the Fire emblem games on the ds any good?


I thought Shadow Dragon was kind of average. Awakening for 3DS is awesome though. I also liked the GBA ones. Out of all of them Shadow Dragon for DS was my least favourite. It is a remake of the first though so it is lacking certain features available in later games.
299  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 23, 2013, 12:58:39 PM
Ok, what the hell is up with this weather?! I'm supposed to be hanging lights this weekend, and it's 24 out, with a wind chill of 10. Tomorrow is going to be similar. Guess I'll just bundle up and get out there. But I am NOT freezing my ass off for too long just to hang stupid lights. It makes my wife happy, though, so I'll do what I can. Ugh.
All LEDs this year. It cost a bit of money, but will save me a bunch in the long run.

Wait, are you talking about Christmas lights?
300  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 22, 2013, 02:39:04 PM
Should kill the lefty too so they don't contribute their filthy genes into society

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