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61  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 05, 2014, 04:18:51 PM
And this is not even getting into Ranma and all his cross-gender issues. 
62  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 05, 2014, 12:23:16 PM
Isn't X-Change the title of some eroge about a guy who transforms into a girl? 
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs that All Children Should Play on: August 04, 2014, 08:25:24 PM
And in looking at tablet and phone platforms (which is where a lot of young'uns do their gaming nowadays; I work at a high school and those kids play derpy games on their cell phones every moment they get), I wonder about player stats for some of the old school RPGs on it.  Like the 16-bit FFs or something.  Like, are the majority of those players people like us who are old-head nostalgics or are they old-head nostalgics trying to get their kids into it?  And how many of us, when we were 12, shoved off our parents when they tried to show us what was fun back when THEY were 12 and we were all like, "that's lame, mom/dad!"  Sometimes I think the only things that are universally fun for kids of any generation are things like skateboards or bicycles.  Hell, the most fun I have as an adult is on a bicycle. 

And considering that technology culture nowadays is pretty much making everyone "ADD" then the challenge is in having the patience to sit down and actually invest focused time in a game or something.  I know even the most ADD-addled are capable of focus, since time flies when kids are reading Hunger Games, Divergent, or Maze Runner.  So I'm trying to think of games that can be played in short doses, but are interesting enough that you want to come back for more, like a good TV serial does. 

You know, along with Inazuma Eleven, Squids Odyssey might be worth a shot.  It looks cutesy (perhaps too cutesy) but if 12 year-olds are persistent enough for Flappy Bird, they can handle Squids. 
64  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs that All Children Should Play on: August 04, 2014, 01:23:01 PM
My inner 12 year-old is all about Lunar, Grandia, and Chrono Trigger.  After all, they're the kinds of games we enjoyed back when we were 12.  But if you think about it, 12 year-olds today were born in 2002.  Final Fantasy VII, a pinnacle game to many of us, is 5 years older than they are. 

I figure, 12 year-olds nowadays are either playing PS360 console games with bombastic graphics or they're playing quickie app-style games on their cell phones.  Like someone said, the Pokemon games seem to transcend all of that, and 12 year-olds playing X and Y have the same wonderment a 12 year-old in 1998 did playing Red or Blue. 

I think a cool and overlooked 3DS game is Inazuma Eleven (which saw a US release earlier this year.)  It's fun to play and looks and feels like an anime you'd see on TV.   
65  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 04, 2014, 11:38:20 AM
I think the portrait of Chris says it all.  She's dismayed in her hoochie regular clothes and equally dismayed in her stripper-iffic plugsuit. 
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 03, 2014, 04:21:32 PM
I haven't been gaming much at all lately.
I downloaded Rev 60 based on Neal's rec, so we'll see how that goes.

Let me know if you like it. 
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: August 01, 2014, 12:18:43 AM
It's clear Dice-chan was delightfully frunk.  

Last time I drunk-posted at RPGFan, I botched up the whole anti-Valentine's month "Romance Novel Avatar" community thing a few years ago.  Oopsie, sorry.  

Maybe I'm not reading it right but I imagine botching an "anti-Valentines" event a good thing unless you were actually being romantic?

This was an RPGFan thing a few years back.  It was purely a shits 'n giggles thing.  

PFFT, RPGfan ruined my April Fools day thing this year (that I planned last minute).
But it sounded fun and wish I was around or present for it.  


I could probably dig up the old thread, but it's not as funny now since nobody's using their avatars based on romance novel covers.  I sum it up like this:
I had fun, almost won, wrote a theme song, ditched a bro for a bra, disqualified myself due to drunken dimwittery, and didn't learn a darn thing.  Best Valentine's Day ever!

No more drunken shenanigans from me, though.  Although I "broke edge" from October 2012- June 2014, I'm back on the "straight-edge" wagon. 
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Thanks to RPGFan on: August 01, 2014, 12:15:51 AM
Oh man, if it weren't for RPGFan, I would have missed out on a lot of indie and underground stuff.  RPGFan is also a big reason I'm into Japanese (and Japanese style) visual novels.  And because I often review games others may not want to, it's exposed me to games I otherwise may not have gone for.  Many have been pleasant surprises, and I ended up enjoying something fresh and new.

69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 31, 2014, 11:59:04 PM
Philly was a bit of a letdown, besides the Mutter Museum. The lines were forever long to see the Liberty bell or get into the Museum, so we said screw it. Plus the city was too congested, and had a funk about it.
 

There's a reason they call it "Filthadelphia." 
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: July 31, 2014, 02:15:00 PM
It's clear Dice-chan was delightfully frunk. 

Last time I drunk-posted at RPGFan, I botched up the whole anti-Valentine's month "Romance Novel Avatar" community thing a few years ago.  Oopsie, sorry. 

Maybe I'm not reading it right but I imagine botching an "anti-Valentines" event a good thing unless you were actually being romantic?

This was an RPGFan thing a few years back.  It was purely a shits 'n giggles thing. 
71  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: July 31, 2014, 08:16:19 AM
This is my SOTM:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrshPMtH0CY  It's the "Love Hime" theme song that Onoda (and Tadokoro) sing in Yowamushi Pedal, and at the 1 minute mark of the video seeing all those high performance bicycles with anime wheels- it's everything I like in the world!  

And here's Onoda and Tadokoro singing the Love*Hime song in Yowamushi Pedal.  That was a defining moment in the story.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmiqUNutaRQ

72  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: July 30, 2014, 12:45:55 PM
It's clear Dice-chan was delightfully frunk. 

Last time I drunk-posted at RPGFan, I botched up the whole anti-Valentine's month "Romance Novel Avatar" community thing a few years ago.  Oopsie, sorry. 

73  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 30, 2014, 10:42:05 AM
Re: "Persona Office."  As someone said earlier, we saw hints of that in Persona 2: Eternal punishment, what with all the characters being professional adults, several of whom were dealing with identity crises.  Not the least of which was
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police office Katsuya Suou whose heart's desire was to be a pastry chef.
  And there is that whole theme of your "self" outside of work, weekend warrior, that kind of thing.  Like the teacher who races bicycles on the side, or the neurobiologist who draws comics on the side, etc.  And adults have been in far more relationships than kids, and those change a person big time. 

74  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 28, 2014, 09:12:35 PM
Read every Yowamushi Pedal on Batoto and I'm totally left hanging.  Hime! Hime! Hime!

And I just got my copy of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus vol. 4 and am reading that.  Alita is still my favorite manga.  
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: July 27, 2014, 07:37:26 PM
Question / prompt: What are some RPGs that are just okay or maybe average, because they're missing something?  Like, C+ RPGs that would become A- RPGs if they made one small-to-medium-sized adjustment or corrected one flaw.  I would love to hear each regular panelist provide an answer. 

I'd have to go through my backlog of reviews because I know I have several where I felt like a teacher screaming at a child "But you have so much potential!!!" 

First one that comes to mind is Fate/Extra.  Excellent visual novel, lousy RPG.  A few minor tweaks to the RPG elements (e.g. less vague battles and more interesting dungeons) and the game would have been better.
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