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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:45:39 AM »
Started up Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition for the first time in years, this time on the PS3 via the trilogy collection. Much like Ratchet & Clank and Jak 1-3, this was an experience I had been missing for far too long. I really outta make a serious effort to finish all the top games I had as a kid. Twilight Princess, Okami, DMC 3, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando...I stopped playing all of my favorites right before the end because I was afraid they'd end and I'd never want to play them again...or worse, just never have time...I think I can change that...

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:11:21 PM »
Gives me more time to save up. I'll play Ys Origins/Memories of Celceta in the meantime.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:09:07 PM »
So, don't watch the P4 anime?


P4's anime isn't BEST ANIME EVAR! good but its very well done in both English and Japanese (don't watch the P4 Golden anime tho) and you should watch it. Its pretty much faithful to the game only you don't have to dungeon grind. Same goes for P3's anime.

It was more of a suggestion to whoever was above my post at the time. I'm looking forward to the anime, actually. Haven't gotten around to it since I'm afraid it'll spoil P4 for me, but hey. Extra bit of motivation right there, sort of like Tales of the Abyss anime was for that game (and I needed the extra motivation to put up with that prick of a protagonist).

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Oh wait, I thought you were talking about the GOG sale. Yeah, the Steam Halloween sale was Shite. I just saved my money instead.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: October 30, 2017, 05:34:07 PM »
On the other hand strong writing and characters can keep my interest even if there isn't much of an overarching plot.

This right here is the main difference for me. I like good characters, but I don't need them to enjoy a series if I like the world and story. Really, my priorities are as follows: Art Style -> Setting -> Hook -> Characters -> Pacing -> Story excecution

To make a long story short, that's basically how my moemory works as well. I remember visual experiences most of all, whereas events, names, and characters tend to fade very quickly. The biggest anime example I can think of is Aria: The Animation - I could not tell you thing one about what happened in it, if anything, but I'll always remember its version of Mars. It left such a striking impression that I could not possibly forget it. All the canals, architecture, etc. It lives on in my mind long after the story ended and the characters faded away. And that's what I always look for: I want to be presented with a memorable and interesting world. I will not settle for mundanity.

I know this makes my outburst from earlier look even more juvanille than it already was. My tastes in stories are very limity - anything that feels like it takes place in modern times, with not fantasical elements to makes its world stand out, insteads focusing on individual characters whom are guaranteed to fade from my memory eventually for sooner than the world they took place in...its obviously going to limit the conversations I can have when it comes to stories of any medium. I guess I just got frustrated, since I really wanted to talk about anime, and was banking on the new season to help that along. But everything that did have a potentially interesting world havedn't been grabbing attention, and instead I feel as left out of the conversation as I was last season...

...Then again, did I remember to bang on about how awesome My Hero Academia was? Because it was seriouly awesome...I think I missed a golden opportunity there...

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 30, 2017, 05:07:41 PM »
So, don't watch the P4 anime?

Anywho, playing Gigantic for the PC. Having a swell time, though the learning curve feels steeper than it should be. It's a multiplayer-only game, but player interaction has been next to nill from my experience so far (which is probably a boon, honestly), the tutorial was useless, and while there is a Co-op vs AI mode, the bots are so freaking dumb that it doesn't feel worth it. Plus, a lot of the progression stems from earning badges and whatnot for the missions (called "fortune cards"), which only apply to PvP, so there's not much incentive to practice there.

So yeah, in tyhe last 20 matches, I only won 3 of them. I really haven't figured out how team balancing works yet, nor have I memorized the maps, however, and don't even get me started on creature building. I looked up some tips, which REALLY helped, but that's what I'm getting at: the tips themselves were basic enough that I feel like I might've picked up on them on my own if I had a proper tutorial or bot match to practice with. At least there's a mode for practicing characters. That definitely comes in handy with the faster characters like Wu and Tyto (who is super-duper fun to play as).

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 30, 2017, 03:28:18 AM »
Nah, you're hardly the first to claim P5 was long in the tooth, Klyde. Pacing is a part of good storytelling, too, so I'd say your criticisms are legit.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: October 30, 2017, 01:22:48 AM »
...I'm routinely reminded how limited my tastes in anime are whenever people wholeheartedly recommend anime whose synopsis had me cringing and groaning the whole way through...

I'm not even saying that you guys have terrible tastes, but...it's taking a lot of restraint to keep myself from going on about how utterly boring - as in, "I could not even begin to imagine a more boring setup if I tried" kind of boring - that makes up more than half of the shows this season. But at least a few of them have clearly found an audience, so I suppose that reaction just says more about me than anything.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: October 29, 2017, 06:27:59 PM »
Oh, so the Naruto allusions are more than skin deep? That's disappointing...

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General Games / Re: Assassin's Creed Origins
« on: October 29, 2017, 04:21:06 PM »
Considering how many other sites are posting previews - even hour-long game videos! - I doubt they'd be doing anything wrong here. If anything, it'd be really bad publicity if Ubisoft tried to keep people quiet about a game that they want people to believe is shaking up a notoriously same-y series.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: October 29, 2017, 03:54:45 PM »
I had to double check my list to see if there was anything new I was interested in. And yeah, I guess there were a few. I forgot about Black Clover entirely, but my gut tells me me I should wait until it gets going until I dive into it. The plot synopsis sounds fairly formulaic for the genre, so it might need some time to make its mark as a unique story instead of a parade of shounen manga tropes...

And did no one seriously pick up Robomasters for simulcast? That's a bummer...so yeah, looks like my anime time this season will be devoted to Blood Blockade Battlefront and catching up with One Piece, as well as going back to some old shows I wanted to watch/finish.

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Hey, I made out with a few D&D games I missed, so I'm pleased, at least.

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General Games / Re: Assassin's Creed Origins
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:37:14 AM »
For those interested, here are my thoughts on the game so far.

90% of your impressions praised the game. Then the final paragraph damns it to hell for reasons that aren't contained in the body of the work. I'm sorry, but if your opinion was that it was bland out of the gate, you should've provided more context and have more of a focus on what you felt could be done better - especially since it is a preview and theoretically it could get better. Instead you made it sound like a really fun game that you don't want others to play. :/

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shin Megami Tensei V
« on: October 24, 2017, 05:01:14 AM »
SMT also seems more popular in Japan, and the Switch is portable and therefore is also more popular in Japan. If nothing else, it seems reasonable that the Main Line series would debut on the Ninty Switch, while Persona continues to be Sony-exclusive.

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General Discussions / Re: Humble Bundle
« on: October 23, 2017, 09:29:34 PM »
New Humble Down Under Bundle, Hand of Fate is certainly worth whatever you decide to throw in. Thew rest of the selection however don't really hold any interest.

Thanks for the heads up, I didn't know there was another game version of Warlock of Firetop Mountain, but now I got it for a dollar (already own/wasn't interested in the rest, except apparently I don't already have Satellite Reign apparently?)

EDIT: And the Van Helsing game in the Endless RPGs bundle is apparently a Final Cut version I never knew about, too! Learning lots of things today.

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