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16  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Langrisser: Reincarnation coming Stateside? on: November 15, 2015, 07:53:32 AM
Now I'm REALLY curious to see how Aksys handles the localization, given that the game seems to have more deep rooted problems than just character art verging on child porn.  All those complaints about the UI sound like my worst nightmare since I've complained about clunky menu layouts in my reviews of many games lately.  What happened to the good ol' days when interfaces were ergonomically designed and user-friendly?  I still can't get over that the player and enemy units on the touch screen map are all the same color.  That takes the cake for me. 
17  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: November 15, 2015, 07:41:23 AM
It's been about a month since my dad passed away, and it hasn't gotten any easier.  It's gotten harder, actually, because I'm the kind of guy where the gravity of situations like this doesn't hit me till a month or so later.  And it's hitting me.  I've been so damn exhausted all week even though I'm getting to bed early, getting plenty of sleep, eating well, working out, etc.  It's catching up to me.  And the song "XIX" by Slipknot has become a lot more poignant to me.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz1fd5q-gQI
18  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest 7, 8 and Bravely Second announced for 2016 on: November 13, 2015, 08:37:15 PM
I'm curious too as to what tweaks from the original the 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII is doing. I can't seem to find much about it.  I felt like the Playstation version had some good ideas, but the gameplay got really tedious. 

And when it comes to Dragon Quest, I would LOVE to see a new Rocket Slime game.  That was my favorite Dragon Quest game ever.
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: November 09, 2015, 05:15:31 PM
Where Uematsu shines is in his melodies.  We already have all the necessary melodies for an FFVII remake (in a little game called FFVII) so Uematsu's talents are not going to be needed here, methinks.

Exactly. Point well made. There are lots of examples of other composers doing better versions of Uematsu's melodies.

And I'd love to see Tsuyoshi Sekito give them a freshening up.  After all, he is one of the best yet most criminally underutilized composer in Square Enix's stable and he plays in Uematsu's bands (Black Mages and Star Onions) so I'd LOVE for him to be the guy to breathe new life into a classic soundtrack.
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tips for Lunar? on: November 08, 2015, 02:55:43 PM
Key questions:

Which system are you playing Lunar on?  It's been released on so many (Sega CD, Playstation, Game Boy Advance, PSP, iOS) and many of them have subtle or not-so-subtle differences between them. 

Any specific areas or battles you're having difficulty with?  Because "any tips on Lunar?" is a rather vague question. 

If you just started, I would say just sit back and enjoy the ride.  Lunar is an RPG classic that I would rather not spoil your virgin experience of.
21  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: November 08, 2015, 02:49:51 PM
One composer I would love to see compose a Final Fantasy soundtrack is Tsuyoshi Sekito.  He's one of the most talented and criminally overlooked composers in Square-Enix's stable
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 07, 2015, 05:31:17 PM
Oooohhh, I wanna try what ironmage did with the bio...

I'm highly resistant to cold, electric, and darkness, but very susceptible to heat. Mid to high proficiency with hand tools and power tools, with with above average carpentry knowledge. Strong against robotic and human male type enemies, but encountering human females causes paralysis and silence for a medium duration.

Defense and strength are very high but hp, stamina, and speed are pretty low. Intelligence is above average, but not greatly. Can't sprint, but can swim. When allies are injured, I gain berserk status and triple my strength but generally revert to normal after a few seconds (I have skills to increase that duration, though). I sometimes deal damage to allies due to overly exhuberant signs of affection.

I like this, we need to make more of these.

Me too me too!

Defense and strength are medium.  HP and stamina are high (since the freshly retired bard is an aspiring endurance athlete and he needed endurance to live the touring lifestyle).  Speed is medium (again, endurance not sprinter).  Above average intelligence (bard had to be knowledgeable of many things in order to craft effectively meaningful songs and this bard enjoys learning).  Highest stat is definitely charisma.  Evade stat is medium high (hey, the bard has had practice in evading angry boyfriends without causing bloody hard or fistfights, because he cannot seem like a douche to fans and must "maintain image" by maintaining composure at all times.)  

Bard's specialty in battle is being able to "rally the troops" and use words/songs to boost party stats and morale.  Bard's only recently retired so he's still got it and his "charm" spell remains effective against female foes, but causes berserk status in male foes, unless they 'swing the other way.'  

Resistances are even across the board since concerts have brought the bard to many places with varying climates, so he can mostly adapt.  

Oh, and instead of a lute, this will be my weapon.  And, yes, that is my actual bass. I own this: http://www.guitargurullc.com/images/Swirls/Swirl9.jpg (and I think it's the coolest of all the swirls Guitar Guru has done: http://www.guitargurullc.com/pages/Swirled%20Guitars.html)
23  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: November 07, 2015, 04:29:39 PM
I'm 22 chapters/ 286 pages into Words of Radiance.  I'm definitely enjoying the book and series, but my general sentiment remains the same.  It's not a book I can voraciously tear through in an "un-put-down-able" manner.  It's really dense like a heavy meal and after 2-4 chapters, I need a breather, a palate cleanser, sometimes a nap.  

Anyway, I feel like a lot of chess pieces are moving around the board and soon things will come to a head.  Shallan and Kaladin will cross paths and I'm really curious to see what happens then.  I'm also curious to see what Shallan's interactions with Adolin would be like since she's a different type of woman entirely with scholarly intelligence, a sharp wit, and an even sharper tongue who would definitely challenge him.  

The series has such an intricate and fascinating world with so many incredible locations and cultures.  The characters are also quite intriguing, but I have yet to find a favorite as of yet.  I am curious about Renarin, though.  I feel like he's being painted as the character who's being shoehorned into something he's not, but once he's "free" he'll surprise you.  Kinda like Samwell Tarly in A Song of Ice and Fire.  In House Tarly, Samwell did not fare well, but on The Wall he's perhaps the MVP of the Night's Watch because he brings something to the table that nobody else can.  
24  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: November 07, 2015, 07:29:41 AM
Best character in FF5 is Boko, hands down.
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: November 06, 2015, 07:55:41 PM
This is how FFVII music should be remastered: http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff7-remastertracks-vol1/index.html
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 06, 2015, 01:34:32 PM
Which one, natros?  Mark Hoppus schooling bassists or the adorable anime ghostie? 

I liked the Mega Man portal gun. And I found this one amusing: Social Justice Warrior in a JRPG- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaLiWVTRVeU
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 06, 2015, 01:25:35 PM
Sprinter leg vs climber leg: http://idroolinmysleep.tumblr.com/post/3276283733

So let's recap:
Yoda- enchantment guy
Agent D- tank
Dincrest- bard
Starmongoose- Quartermaster

Tomara- If it were me crafting the party, I'd make her a ranger for sure since she does archery.

EDIT: And may I have my storyline be that of the reluctant bard?  The bard who quit being a bard, has no desire to be a bard any more, but is still seen as a bard because of the interesting bardy things he did in his past, but class changes aren't as quick and easy as in, say, FF5 and being a bard just isn't in his heart. 
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 06, 2015, 09:31:28 AM
I'm friends with D on Facebook and we established through one of his lifting videos that while his unmatched raw strength far exceeds that of my puny ass, I, apparently, have a better power-to-weight ratio (which made me feel better since a good power-to-weight ratio is key for cyclists like me who specialize in uphill climbs as opposed to sprinters who are more brute-force.) 

As for me being the spoony bard, I promise to be a better bard than Squidly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7eqbQSYqwQ

So we have the tank, the quartermaster, the bard, and the enchantments guy.  Now all we need is a weird little kid and a ninja master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyjTDiNWT0k
Oh, and we need some female characters too.  I'd suggest a "good" girl and a "bad" girl though I prefer the more complex "good girl with a dark side" and "bad girl who actually has a good heart" like we did in that epic round robin: http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=8002.0
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Indivisble: first combat prototype footage on: November 05, 2015, 06:41:14 AM
Loving the creativity, in characters like the nun-ja.  Armless girl is still hot. 

Not digging the whitewashed protagonist though.  Looks too plain and common.  I say keep her ethnic.  Ethnic is cool and exotic. 
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 04, 2015, 04:34:46 PM
I think 98% of chihuahua owners have no clue on how to properly socialize them and they utterly fail at being dogs.  I have met 3 chihuahuas who are chill, though, because their owners actually trained and socialized them properly.  These are Luna (who's Domino from Pool of Thorns' chi), Lupe (who's owned by some really good punk friends of mine), and Chico (owned by another friend who rehabilitates dogs). 
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