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601  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: June 28, 2013, 04:24:20 PM
It is a shame that it got such a poor review. I am a sucker for anything related to time travel and was hoping this would be at least decent. There was also the fact the rescuing the prince aspect reminded me of Rhapsody, a game which I loved.

On the plus side at least Mana Khemia is no longer last place when it comes to review score.
602  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: June 28, 2013, 03:26:09 PM
Also, we should start a betting pool on FFXV's plot points. Anyone interested?

I'll throw in:
>Focus shifts from small adventure to saving the world
>True antagonist doesn't show up until third act
>Final boss ends up being some sort of god-like being
>Some plot point about amnesia/messed up memory
>Comic relief character does something to help save the day
>Main party gets their hands on the last crystal at some point, but it gets stolen from them somehow.

There will be a betrayal
Noctis father will kick the bucket
Both nations will be almost destroyed by the true threat
There will be some type of peace talk between the two countries
Noctis mother will be of unknown origin and important to the plot.
Main party gets captured by the enemy
603  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: June 27, 2013, 11:32:34 AM
Brave is a bit of a mixed bag.  It IS impressive, but I got too much of that 90's Disney vibe with the classic "misunderstanding" and "magical curses" (especially the one seen in that movie) are played out pretty predictably.  A shame since the movie had just about everything else going for it.

I just watched it and can see what you mean. That said, I really liked the mother - daughter story over the typical prince princess one. Hell, it is probably the first princess movie that I watched that had no love interest at all in it.
604  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: June 26, 2013, 07:52:57 PM
Just came back from watching the new Superman movie. I liked it and would consider it a great Superman movie but an average superhero one. Russel Crowe is great and I did enjoy how they avoided making superman's personality seem like that of mister perfect. The Lois scenes are nearly all out of place with their romance not feeling real at all.

Zod shouting release the world engine made me really want to shout out "Release the Kraken!"
605  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 26, 2013, 09:32:19 AM
I am rewatching the episodes I like from Kino's Journey which basically means everything outside of the Coliseum story. I love this show. Even knowing the mysteries, it is great.
606  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: June 26, 2013, 08:44:10 AM
Just finished The Chronicles of Chaos Trilogy. I actually enjoyed Orphans of Chaos and Fugitives of Chaos but the last book was pretty bad. That may in part be to how the plot seems more rushed compared to the first two which seem to drag on if anything. Amelia's love troubles which were always bad get even worse and end in a horrible conclusion.

I am looking for the third book in the Codex Alera by Jim Butcher. I really liked Furies of Calderon and Academs Fury. Hopefully the third book can keep it up.
607  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 26, 2013, 08:36:02 AM
My adblocker has been acting up lately. I think the last update had something to do with it. The ads from wartune are making me laugh though. I am guessing they are the new Evony.

Brushed up against nettles while putting down some clay earlier. I haven't been stung by them since I was a kid so I basically reacted as I would of back then. Tossed the bag of clay to the side and went looking for a Dock Leaf. It was not until I went back to finish putting down the clay that I realised that nettle stings never really hurt but are rather just annoying as hell. No idea if Dock Leaves actually work or are a type of placebo effect. 
608  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: June 26, 2013, 08:22:14 AM
I really like the ost for Divine Divinity

Divine Divinity - Song of the Wind
Divine Divinity - Stones and Trees
Divine Divinity - The Four Season's Changing

Morrowind is full of great music but the main theme always gets me.

The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind: Main Theme

Edit: For favourite I would pick the Morrowind Theme although it is in large part due to it evoking memories of playing the game.
609  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 24, 2013, 07:46:32 AM
Spartacus: Season One, Blood and Sand

I really liked Batiatus and his petty, ambitious personality.

Batiatus was a seriously lucky bastard for most of the season. No matter how much it looked like he was defeated, he always weaseled his way back up. I actually loved how everyone tried to screw him over which resulted in him proclaiming how the world wanted to do nothing more than spread his asscheeks and fuck him.This must have happened at least five times throughout the season.

He kind of reminds me of Othello's Iago although perhaps Asher would be a better match.

I kind of know the story behind Spartacus so I am not expecting a happy ending.

The fight scenes were good although the blood seemed off. I don't know if this was a stylistic choice or if it was just bad.

610  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 23, 2013, 03:34:13 PM

That said, I wouldn't recommend this to anybody.

Is it just the violence or has the gameplay something to do with it? I have not gotten it yet but everyone else seems to be singing its praises. Just interested on hearing the other side of the coin before I buy it. The wouldn't reccomend this to anyone really surprised me.

I have a kind of "The Road" image in my head whenever I think of the game.
611  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2013 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: June 21, 2013, 05:41:04 PM
Don't know why I didn't look at their front page. I was actually looking for the dungeons and dragons Anthology set and found a direct link to the bundle. Was pretty excited as the only game I have played from it is Demonstone for PS2.

I will probably pick up Might and Magic, Ultima and Defenders Quest sets with it. Played the demo of Defenders Quest and loved it. Indie RPG invasion looks nice but the only game I really want from it is Divinity 2 and maybe Legend of Grimrock.
612  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2013 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: June 21, 2013, 05:13:17 PM
Definitive Dungeons and Dragons GOG
Offer ends in 15 hours and costs $21. The bundle contains

Baldurs Gate: The original Saga
Baldurs Gate 2: Complete
Temple of Elemental Evil
Icewind Dale: Complete
Icewind Dale 2: Complete
Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition
Neverwinter Nights 2: Complete
Planescape: Torment
Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard
Forgotten Realms Demon Stone
613  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 21, 2013, 07:01:57 AM
Finally about to face the last boss in Tales of the Abyss.

Still wandering the dark caverns of Wizardry 6. Thinking of class changing soon enough although I will probably totally unbalance my party. Carry limit is becoming an issue causing me to have to get rid of a lot of items.

I saw the Dungeons and Dragons: Classic Anthology for sale. It has Baldurs Gate 1 & 2, Planescape Torment, Icewind Dale 1 & 2 and The Temple of Elemental Evil in it. I have been thinking of getting Planescape for a while now and the bundle seems good. Saw it on Amazon for $109 but considering you can get all six games individually on GOG for less than thirty, decided against it. Saw the bundle elsewhere for 15 and will probably get it there. I am interested in all of them bar The Temple of Elemental Evil which I had never heard of before.

Realised that I have been calling Planescape, Planetscape for years.

EDIT: Found This bundle instead which is much better
614  Media / General Games / Re: Naughty Dog's The Last of Us on: June 18, 2013, 10:16:29 AM
Just beat it on normal mode.

I knew the ending and all already...but damn it's powerful. I'm shocked they took the route they did.

You are finished it already? Is it a short game or just one that you do not want to stop playing?
615  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The soul of the RPG on: June 18, 2013, 04:56:08 AM
It really is in the hands of the developer. Do they want to make a great RPG that will appeal to the real fans, or do they want to innovate and try to do something different? Or make it to try to appeal to the masses?

I think this is actually a pretty big problem. One example would  be Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter. I was among those BoF fans who hated the game for being so different to the rest of the series. It was only years later that I was truly able to appreciate the game. I always wondered if the game would have been better received if it did not have the BoF name hanging over it.

Out of the "big" developers that make rpgs, the only two I can think of that make truly unique rpgs most chances they get are STING and Idea Factory. Idea factory have a bad rep from earlier games but seem to be improving drastically with their latest games. You can hate them all you want but it is hard to say their gameplay is traditional.

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