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16  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 14, 2015, 05:20:48 PM
Mixed feelings.  As much as I liked the tech demo, I'm glad the game proper keeping more of that brightly colored anime look.  However, I agree that, for my aesthetics, I'd have liked to see them cel-shaded or toon-shaded, or whatever-shaded like in Ni No Kuni rather than "plastic doll."  As for the whole "Star Ocean 3" thing, it sounds as if they're recycling a tired formula that we've all gotten sick of.  I do wonder if Fidel will have his name changed for the US release, since when you say "Fidel" in the US we immediately think "Fidel Castro" and he's a highly controversial figure.  I do question some of the past name changes, though.  Like why was Souffle changed to Peppita?

I do wonder if Integrity and Faithlessness sounds kinda like what we're discussing right now.  Integrity of the series vs. faithlessness that it won't evolve beyond its comfortable formula. 

As for music, I'd rather see someone other than Sakuraba compose, or at least have him share composing duties with someone else, kinda like how Uematsu, Hamauzu, and Nakano triple teamed for FFX.  It would add vitality to the music because, let's face it, Sakuraba farts out so much music that it all sounds boring, generic, and completely unmemorable to me.  Some fresh ears, a fresh perspective, all of that would do wonders for the music.  Sure, we cry when our favorite bands change their sound drastically on their lightning-rod album and we call them sellouts or traitors, but if they kept rehashing the same formula over and over again, we'd call them stale, stuck in a rut, unable to evolve.
17  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Dice's Little Pony: Selling is Magic on: April 14, 2015, 12:30:23 PM
I may be interested in DS Chrono Trigger.  Will message you later.
18  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 14, 2015, 11:09:04 AM
I actually did not recruit Leena.  My main blue in that part of the game was Nikki.  And while I like Macha, she was overshadowed by "cooler" choices.  Still one of the better red innates, though.  Her physical defense stat is killer.  But I already have Serge and Glenn as powerhouses and I use Miki as my caster since she is one of the only red casters.  Plus, she has been my unlikely MVP in several battles.
19  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 13, 2015, 03:56:49 PM
I'm pretty sure I did not get Kid's level 7 tech.  And you're right, Lucca does cameo in Xenogears.  So Lucca faked her death in the orphanage to dimension-drop into Xenogears.  That makes perfect JRPG sense.  I say that with no facetiousness. 

EDIT: I never really used Kid anyway.  I favor Miki over Kid as my "lady in red."
20  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 13, 2015, 11:23:44 AM
But what about her Taban armor or other fireproof clothing?  Did she get too fat to wear them and was too busy with the kids to make another one in her new size?  I could buy that.
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: April 12, 2015, 08:07:13 PM
Which one's you and which one's your mom?

I think we've all had conversations with someone go like that.
22  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 12, 2015, 04:50:27 PM
My main team is looking to be Serge, Glenn, and Miki so I has glove user.  

EDIT: I just finished Lucca's orphanage, but because I got a little twissy-tailed around (even in Chrono Trigger I got a little twissy-tailed around in Lucca's house when I had to rescue Taban) I lost my other two party members so Serge alone entered the back room. 

What I don't understand is how in blue blazes did Lucca die in a fire?  I mean, she was a fire elemental, was she not? 
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 12, 2015, 04:47:56 PM
It technically was in CT, but the phantoms in CC talk about it as a history lesson. 

Anyway, haps:

Today, I went out on my maiden voyage, outside, off the leash (read: off the trainer) with my clipless pedals. I was doing fine, clipping in and out at stoplights until... I came to an intersection at a decline. I slowed down as the light turned red, forgot to clip out, and took that inevitable virgin spill everyone has with clipless pedals. I was fine (save for minor scrapes to my knee, elbow, and ego), but my first thought was "Oh shit! My bike!" And sure enough, the chain had slipped off my front gears. I managed to unclip and get up right before the light turned green and I grabbed my bike like a suitcase and "duck-ran" as fast as I could (since I can only manage a duck-stride with cleated bike shoes) across the intersection so I'd have some room to pull over and reset the chain. A minute or two later, I'm on the roll again.
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 12, 2015, 02:05:32 PM
But how did apes evolve into humans?  Did aliens mate with apes to create the hybrids that we are?  Were apes exposed to Lavos (as they say in Chrono Cross) that triggered evolution?  42? 

I don't deny that apes are a part of our ancestry.  We share, what, ninety-something percent of our DNA with chimps?  But then again, don't we also share seventy-something percent of our DNA with dogs?  And we're probably related to rats too- after all, rats' nutritional needs are practically the same as humans which is why they thrive in man-made environments (e.g. cities) eating our garbage whereas other species died off.  

If you look at anthropological journals in college research libraries, you can find tons of research studies from both perspective theories.  Some anthropologists believe we evolved from apes alone and others believe that there is a "missing link."  

I'm not willing to bet my life savings on any one theory being the ultimate truth, you know?  
25  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 12, 2015, 01:55:59 PM
Either way, I did the Chronopolis dungeon, defeated FATE (FATE killed me the first time, but the second time I put the Black Plate on Serge and won it without drama.  ), had more than enough to buy the Master Hammer, and can now forge rainbows.  I just need shiny materials now. 

FATE was a visually stunning boss by any standard.  It reminded me of the Phantasy Star games.  I loved the music there too. 
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: April 12, 2015, 12:05:03 PM
It's not about the nail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg

27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 12, 2015, 12:01:29 PM
If you subscribe to the ancient aliens theory, it is said that our hypothetical alien ancestors likely came from a planet with lower gravity because, let's face it, it takes effort to sit/stand up straight and maintain good posture.  We almost naturally slouch.  Meaning that the human spine is not quite designed right. 
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 12, 2015, 07:24:35 AM
ive noticed a sharp increase of the following behaviour:
person A annoys me
i call out person A for thier annoying behaviour
a day or two later person A comes looking for me acting super friendly.

soooo either theres an epidemic of submissives in younger generations,or theres something going on at the parental level that isnt what it should be. like these people desperately want someone to tell them no and set boundries but it's not happening where it should be.(home/school) maybe i can use this knowledge to find a career path?

Are these boys or girls?  Because if it's a girl, who's to say she's not trying the "mean girl" tactic on you?  The whole grinning "Oh, I really LOOOOVE you" to your face, then scowl off the side and mutter "bitch..."  That two-faced thing like Zeron says. 

If it's guys, then it could go one of two ways.  Either it's typical guy behavior in that we fight it out, then after we've sparred we're cool and make amends.  Or if it's a guy acting like a "mean girl" then he needs to quit being a little bitch and grow a pair. 
29  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The movie was better than the book. wut? on: April 12, 2015, 07:10:02 AM
David Allen Greer is the black guy that movie execs used to wheel out in the 1990's so that they could show everyone how diverse their projects were.  He was basically Wayne Brady only not as funny (and Wayne Brady isn't that funny).


Have you seen the movie Amazon Women on the Moon? 
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David Alan Grier is the poster boy for "blacks without soul" in that movie.
30  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 12, 2015, 07:01:37 AM
I still have to buy the Master Hammer.  I get the feeling I somehow missed it when it was a freebie. 

I left off last night at the switch to disk 2. 
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