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1696  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: How do you like your book chapters? (Thin, Thick, ect.) on: July 16, 2012, 10:00:31 PM
Long, hard and black.

Okay, now for a real answer. I don't think you need chapters at all. It's dysfunctional to the flow in a sense.
1697  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 16, 2012, 04:57:23 PM
The only thing I actually liked about FFXII was the monster hunting. The rest was just pretty bad and grindy.

(The prior excludes Yazma. F you Yazma... you win the biggest damage sponge of all time award.)
1698  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 16, 2012, 12:52:31 PM
One word of advice on the subject of getting everything in FFXII. DON'T.

Seriously. Its ridiculously easy to screw yourself over due to all the arbitrary bullshit the game pulls. The Zodiac Spear may be the most blatant act of easily missable loot but it's not the worst. During the game you'll come across an accessory called the Diamond Armlet that supposedly boosts the value of the treasure in a chest, but after a while it'll start doing the opposite, making it impossible to get the true reward in a chest. This is especially true in regards to rare, one-time only chests found in the penultimate dungeon. And then there's the loot that can be gotten during one-time only fights.

Here is a bit of perspective for the sake of anyone who didn't play it:

- In the Secret area of a dungeon resides the best summon and possibly the best gear in the game.
- The chests containing the best gear can only drop said gear upon their first opening (after that it's random crap)
- The odds of said chest to give you the item you want (and not something like... an elixir) is somewhere around 0.12%
- As Moonson said, the item to increase the odds of good items in chest makes the best items impossible to drop (and the game does not mention this anywhere)

Now, the chests themselves are usually quite far into the dungeon, which is pretty hard (as in can't rush there, gotta travel slowly killing monsters) and there are no save points at all. As such, loading and going back to the chest is about a 10-minute job.

FFXII really missed the mark with the ultimate gear.
Those % would be fine in an MMO if and only if the content could be attempted over and over; not a single-player game with only one attempt.
1699  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 14, 2012, 02:49:58 PM
So I'm replaying Chrono Trigger for the Umpteenth time.
... and yet, I'm still having fun.

Just got the repaired Masamune and on my way to Magus.
1700  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 14, 2012, 02:46:13 PM
fucking nuns

Yeah, I can see why you'd want to relive certain grades.
1701  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Seven years later, School Days is localized on: July 13, 2012, 07:52:52 AM
As I recall, School Days was famous also for utilizing somewhat animated FMV for the whole game instead of just still art or something.

Didn't people freak out when it came out because it was the biggest (as in HD install) VN ever made?
With some Googling, it seems the HD version (what just came out) needs 12GB of disk space.

EDIT: wait wah? SOUND: PCM audio ... the audios are WAVES!??! No wonder it's heavy.

School Days is mostly just famous for its numerous violent bad ends.  Otherwise it's pretty unremarkable.

Well, it's also one of the few H VN to actively punish you for being a total scumbag.
That's worth something on the moral scale I guess.
1702  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Seven years later, School Days is localized on: July 12, 2012, 11:20:18 PM
If you have no idea what the hell I'm talking about and you are under the legal age in your country, I suggest you don't Google this game.
School Days is very NSFW

Lets hope I'm not breaking any rule with this topic but hey!

School Days is out and in English!

This is pretty amazing considering it was a joint effort between Jast USA and Sekai Project which as a fan translation group translated the entire thing.
0verflow, the Japanese maker also gave their OK and support.

It's good to see that sometimes people can make good judgment call as such as supporting a fan project to localize games that most of the time had no hope of ever being localized (akin to those 2 Ys games with similar situations).

I wonder what the sales will be like.
1703  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: July 12, 2012, 11:04:19 PM
When your next big RPG saga hits and 1/3 of the player base you had prior doesn't show up, you'll know why.

Considering their next title might be Dragon Age 3... erg...
1704  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls on: July 12, 2012, 11:02:37 PM
It's not like they ship you a little girl with it.
1705  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 12, 2012, 09:30:37 PM
While it's probably unfair to blame moe on one show, if we're going to do that I'm pointing at Azumanga Daoih.

That makes no sense =/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_%28slang%29#Origins

Also, considering Card Captor Sakura was playing alongside Azumanga, I'd point at Card Captor instead:
http://www.animesaimoe.org/2002index.html
1706  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 12, 2012, 08:57:00 PM
For those still wondering what to watch, Binbougami Ga! is really good.
1707  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: July 12, 2012, 04:19:02 PM
Work 9 to 5 for money
Work 7 to 12 for e-money

Brilliant...
1708  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 09, 2012, 02:04:01 PM
Do you look anything like this?



I guess only people that watched/read 'Welcome to the NHK' will get it though =/
1709  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Creating characterization through battle on: July 09, 2012, 02:01:04 PM
I dislike games where every character is just an empty bottle to pour stock skills into. I always liked the moment where I finally got that new party member (especially if it was one of those that was "teased" for a while before joining) and got to see whet he/she/it can do. This is one part of FFXII that didn't really click with me. What, someone joined my party? Great! Now be a dear and just hang around and talk in cutcenes, Its not like you can do anything my three custom characters can't anyway.

Customization in FFXII is deciding the ratio of dicks to vagina in your battle party.
1710  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: July 08, 2012, 10:35:53 AM
Japan may build things for the creepiest reason... but they can do some awesome tech nonetheless:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jpWiTVR0GA
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