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346  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Etrian Odyssey on: May 08, 2011, 07:05:52 PM
turn order is just based on your agility rating right?  I don't know what you mean about things being left to chance in battle, it really didn't feel that way to me. 

I've only played EO3 though
347  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wizardry on the PS3 being localized, hell frozen over on: May 07, 2011, 07:40:43 PM
I like the artwork for this game.  The Black Dragon looks really cool
348  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for a game like Dragon Force (Sega Saturn) on: May 06, 2011, 09:42:34 PM
hmmm.....maybe a bit similar...but I don't like soul nomad >_>
349  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for a game like Dragon Force (Sega Saturn) on: May 06, 2011, 08:36:28 PM
Yeah I saw my friend playing Chaos Wars and decided not to get it despite some of the characters in it (from growlanser and gungrave especially).  The whole idea of cross over RPGs is kinda a turn off for me.  

As others have said, there really isn't anything like Dragon Force.  Alisha:  Yggdra Union is similar in some ways but also not.  It does have a military campaign feel and the battles are similar in that you don't actually have much control once the clash/battle occurs but other than that they are very different.  Yggdra Union is extremely linear by comparison.  
350  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wizardry on the PS3 being localized, hell frozen over on: May 04, 2011, 03:51:47 PM
I was wondering about that recently.  I will have to join up.  Certainly my favorite publisher these days. 
351  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 03, 2011, 10:51:29 PM
I bought Basilisk recently and had the choice of DVD or Blueray for the same price.  The blueray might look better, it might look the same for all I know.   I decided to go with DVD for utility reasons.  If i get it on blueray i can only play it on my ps3.  If I get it on dvd i can also play it on my laptop and other people's dvd players if need be. 
352  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Best (and Worst) Female Protagonists on: April 30, 2011, 06:26:14 PM
Shoulda had Pratty from Summon Night in the best list lol. 

The entire cast of Grandia 3 sucks btw since that was mentioned earlier.  >_>

I think it might be cool if you did one for male characters too if you didn't do that already at some point. 
353  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Growlanser IV hits the PSP on: April 28, 2011, 02:22:27 PM
This news would be better if not for knowing it is doomed to be japan only forever.  curse you atlus usa!!
354  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: April 24, 2011, 12:52:43 AM
I'm in the middle of chapter 2 and haven't felt that way at all, Aeolus.  I've just been playing normally and haven't lost a single battle.  The game seems pretty easy, really.  I haven't felt the need to do anything to 'break' it.  I tend to keep my S-Breaks in reserve but then end up not using them at all.  I did run from one fight early on but it was a monster-in-a-box that I wasn't expecting and clearly wasn't prepared for.

And the game seems to actively discourage grinding since if your level gets too high for the enemies you're fighting they barely give you any rewards.

Yeah the game is pretty easy.  I got game over twice but it was just some bad luck/simple mistakes both times.  I like that running from battles actually works in this game.  Not like some games >_>

I will say though that the last area is pretty annoying and the chest monsters there take way too long to kill (and there are like 17million of them).  I seriously think that is my least favorite part of the game.  It's such a generic ass dungeon and the battle theme there isn't as good as the normal one either. 
355  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 11, 2011, 02:00:19 PM
After years of not watching anything new I started watching Darker Than Black.

Pretty decent.

Darker than Black is cool.  Season 2 not so much...
356  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 07, 2011, 11:47:15 AM
I just finished watching Shiki and I thought it was really good.  For those who don't know, it's about vampires killing people in a small japanese town and the people trying to figure out what's causing all the deaths.  I was totally expecting it to have some retarded ending when I was about halfway through but I was pleasantly surprised. 
357  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 04, 2011, 02:56:03 PM
Nope, just like the music industry here, the actual author makes nearly nothing. Worst, they don't get money for concert or publicity.
That's why you've never really heard of a stinking rich manga artist.

Well if their series are popular and they get anime and other merchandise  they can wind up quite wealthy.  I'm sure Akira Toriyama is pretty loaded, as is that uh...Rumiko Takahashi (might have wrong name) who did Inuyasha/ranma/etc stuff. 
358  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 02, 2011, 10:25:59 AM
I've only read the manga.  My brother tells me the anime is very good though.

It's mostly psychological/comedy/depressing.  Kinda dark humor I guess.  It's depressing but its not constant there's still some hope and stuff, its kinda up and down in that way.  

I think Thoren on this site has an avatar from it
359  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSP PSN RPG downloads on: March 31, 2011, 02:21:59 PM
Hexyz Force is good though I think there are better games you could download.  Haven't played Crimson Gem Saga.  

Depending what kinda game you want I'd recommend Gurumin, Half Minute Hero, Ys Seven, and ZHP for downloadable PSP games.  Not sure on prices but Gurumin at least should be $15 or under.  
360  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 31, 2011, 12:18:28 PM
then a bunch of stuff happens all at once but none of that matters any more because "IRIS! WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOOOOORRRRR!!!!!",

lol....

and yeah I agree with Annubis it gets better in the 2nd half or so of season 2. 
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