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Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime Comedies?
« on: May 03, 2012, 10:56:20 PM »
So I finally started watching The Slayers and I realized I've been sorely lacking in the comedy department, especially with anime. So I may as well ask here if anyone knows of any good comedy anime that aren't Romantic Comedies like Ah My Goddess (Which I like, but don't really want right now), or Super-Ultra-Weird comedies like Bobobo, Cromartie High School, and certain parts of Nichijou and Excel Saga (which I definitely do not like).

What shows I do like are:

Sgt. Frog
Idol Project
Tenchi Muyo
The Slayers
Irresponsible Captain Taylor

Single-Player RPGs / Pokemon Black 2/White 2 Announced
« on: February 25, 2012, 07:59:49 PM »

Here's The Scoop

I'm probably the only one not too surprised by this. The ending to me screamed sequel potential, and as for the dual release yet again: both version seem to have their own seperate world, so it actually makes sense to produce two different versions for the sequel.
Still, for the first time in a long while, I'd much rather watch the movie version than actually play the games.=_= Though if I do get the game, at least I'll get the electric guy this time when I go with the Black version yet again.

General Games / Armored Core V
« on: January 24, 2012, 07:07:37 PM »
It comes out in March and there's no topic for it yet?

Anyways, I just played the Japanese demo for it and loved it. I'll post impressions once I've finished my second run through of the demo mission.

Until then, here's the Wikipedia Page:

The Japanese website, which features some trailers:

And here's a video featuring Overed Weapons and Huge Mechanic Battle:

Single-Player RPGs / Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why?
« on: December 21, 2011, 09:10:50 PM »
After playing Dragon Warrior again and actually enjoying it the second time around, I've been thinking a lot about games I should give a second chance. It's interesting how going into a game with a different mindset makes it so you enjoy games differently. Basically, the idea here is what games didn't you like the first time you played it that you think you should probably play again? Why do you think you didn't like it the first time, and why did you think you'd think differently now/later?

For me it's mostly RPGs I played when I was new to the genre, like Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy 1 (GBA/PSP), and Golden Sun, as well as some non-RPGs like Banjo-Kazooie:

Final Fantasy VI - Every time I've played this game, I've found new reasons to dislike it, from the story, the characters, the combat, ecetera ad nausium. However, I think I've finally come to term with most of it's problems, especially when I think about how I've put up with far worse in Final Fantasy 1 for the NES and still greatly enjoyed it. Compared to that, FF6's problems seem incredibly miniscule.

Golden Sun - It starts out very slow and there's too much dialogue, but the biggest problem was that it was too easy and the combat's too simple. However, after playing the Xeno series, which has far more dialogue, and Breath of Fire GBA, which has even simpler gameplay and a similar lack of difficulty, yet I enjoyed both games immensely, I think I could easily forgive Golden Sun's shortcomings now.

Final Fantasy 1 (GBA/PSP) - Like with Golden Sun, it was too easy and too simple, but once again, Breath of Fire, while not quite as simple, was similar in most ways, and I've been hooked on that game for quite some time. I think if I came into it with the same mindset I brought to BoF, I could easily enjoy it and maybe even come to love it.

Kingdom Hearts II - I went in expecting it to be exactly like Kingdom Hearts 1 and was extremely disappointed to find it very different. I think if I just go in expecting an enjoyable game, I'll be pleasantly surprised.

Super Mario RPG - I expected it to be as top-notch as Paper Mario, only to be disappointed. Again, I think I shouldn't hold it to such high standards. If I just expect to enjoy it, who knows, maybe I will?

The World Ends With You - I'm gonna have to ignore the hipster atmosphere, hope to G-d that the angsty teens get better towards the end of the game at least, and that I can get a handle on the gameplay, but all that does sound's work...

Single-Player RPGs / Would You Recommend Any of These Over Xenoblade?
« on: October 15, 2011, 08:27:25 PM »
Just off the top of your head:

White Knight Chronicles 2
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Enchanted Arms
Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland
Resonance of Fate
Final Fantasy XIII

General Discussions / What Do You Think Makes Up a Good Story?
« on: June 02, 2011, 05:46:45 PM »
The Question here is in the title. I've been thinking for a while now what I think is a good story, and so far I've only thought up of two requirements:

1) It must be able to intrigue me and hold my attention for the full duration of the story, no matter what the format

2) The characters must be likeable

Of course, I know there's more to it than that, but I can't think of anything. So I felt the best thing to do was ask everyone else what they think a good story is and see if I can get some ideas from their responses. Also, I think it'll help me understand the people here better, as I don't think I agree with everyone here on what a good story is.

Single-Player RPGs / Tales Series
« on: May 31, 2011, 09:32:28 PM »
Thought I'd start a discussion thread for the Tales series.

My first Tales of game was Tales of Symphonia, as I'm sure it was for many of you. I recall greatly enjoying my time with it, even though I did tire of it about a third of the way in. Since then I've played bits of any Tales of game I could get my hands on.

Lately I've been attempting a Pincer Strike of the American releases in the series, starting with Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Vesperia, and ending with Tales of Symphonia smack-dab in the middle, right where it all began with me. Hopefully I'll have the motivation to see this through.

Unfortunately, I've already hit a little snag - As it turns out, Tales of Phantasia hasn't aged as well as I remember. The story is still pleasant, the graphics are still beautiful, and the music is still brilliant. However, the gameplay is rather rough and I'm frequently annoyed with it's excecution (difficulty attacking aerial enemies, confusing dungeons, random encounters, occasional lack of information). The battle system is especially frustrating to deal with since I've played later and more refined entries in the series. I'll try to pull through, but there is a chance that I may abandon it in the end.

Tales of Vesperia, on the other hand, has been going quite well. I even got my brother involved with it, and we're both thoroughly enjoying it. In fact, I'm almost done with it, and it will soon be the first Non-Pokemon game that I've been motivated to play through without break since Final Fantasy XIII over a year ago.

Sorry for the Blog-like post. I guess I got a little carried away. I'll leave things off with two questions for all of you:

1) What "Tales of" games have you played?

2) What did you like and dislike about them?

Single-Player RPGs / Which Final Fantasy Has The Best Story and Why?
« on: November 23, 2010, 08:24:56 PM »
I'm really just asking for a fan's opinion on this, and you don't have to have played them all, really just asking out of the ones you have played. Also, to any potential smart alecks, I don't even care if you think they all suck. In that case which one sucks the least?

As for my two cents...that's about all I got. I have only played one game in the series from start to finish (Final Fantasy XIII with my brother, and I actually quite enjoyed the story), so I can't really comment on what game has the best just yet.

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