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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: March 27, 2018, 11:45:59 AM »
I already mentioned the retro-ish love this season is getting. I didn't notice FLCL was getting a sequel, though. Awesome.

So yeah, a lot of awesome shows to make me feel like a kid again, and I can't wait!

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: March 25, 2018, 03:53:17 PM »
Finally moved out of my previous, shitty apartment on Wednesday. Still unpacking a few things, but the new one I got has been a huge step up in terms of comfort. Before I had to deal with poor air circulation, cockroaches (at least when I moved in), a leaky radiator that went ignored despite numerous complaints until the guy from under me started complaining about a huge hole in his ceiling barely a week before I moved out, and a lousy neighbor who consistantly smoked various substances (despite being in a non-smoking building and no, no one was reprimanding him for it. Frequent communication issues with the management agency was another big problem I'm glad I no longer have to deal with), and shouting seemed to be his only method of communication, even when he wasn't blaring loud music from his expensive sound system at odd hours...

The new place is quiet, clean, roomier, and I'll only have one neighbor eventually to deal with (currently I'm the only tenant in the building, and it's just 2 apartments, anyways). Clean shag carpets, heat I can regulate myself, and plenty of natural light, overlooking a decent neighborhood for once. Obviously it might be a bit more expensive in the rent, but I should be able to afford it. If not, there's enough places I can try to apply for a part time job if I need to - I've learned my lesson and I'll fight tooth and nail to keep a good place like this.

General Games / Re: Fighting Games
« on: March 25, 2018, 12:15:54 AM »
Man, it seems like you can't have a modern fighting game without guest characters now. Geralt of Rivia just announced to be in the new Soul Calibur, and he's half the box cover.

To be fair, Soul Calibur has always had a guest character since SCII, which most would agree was the best at least partly due to its guest characters on each platform...

Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:50:06 AM »
HDIVE has legend of the galactic heroes and we do have a new? reboot? out in a few months so I'm going to start it.

Do they still require a subscription? That's the main thing that's put me off that site, which was also my problem with The Anime Network before it...

Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: March 08, 2018, 01:15:13 PM »
Jumping the gun a bit, but man, there's a lot of old school stuff coming next season. Lupin III: Part V, The Legend of Galactic Heroes, a Fist of the North Star prequel, CUTIE HONEY!!!, and the return of Gegege no Kitarou (lesser known outside of Japan, but a big deal to old/old school japanese fans, I'm sure). Coupled with the return of Full Metal Panic! (not that old, but one I've been eagerly anticipating) and I've got quite the blast from the past to look forward to. Honestly, I'm just glad I've got more than just My Hero Academia that caught my interest, since I've gone way too long jusat watching reruns and playing catch-up with older series. I need something new again...or at least something old that's starting up again. =P

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« on: March 07, 2018, 10:41:13 PM »
3) tedious crafting/upgrade system. Sigh, once again Tales of Beseria.

I love Star Ocean 3, but jeez that crafting system is a huge pain in the ass.

Worst one I've encountered, at least.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:33:09 AM »
Wait, I'm lost...who is this character?

Oooooooohhhhhhh....okay. I get it now.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: February 21, 2018, 05:03:40 AM »
Day 15 of Warframe. Finally working on Saturn. I've been putzing about trying different weapons and Warframes out. Everyone seems great so far...except Nyx. I really need more ability-enhancing mods before that one will be viable. On that note:

Rhino is a great tank when I'm dealing with high level enemies and/or Survival missions. He alsao just feels great to use with a Shotgun, and I've gone through a lot of them to find the right one, with the 4-barreled Hek currently wiping out everything I come across.

Excalibur is still my main Powerhouse. He's just too well-rounded, so I wind up defaulting back to him, along with my Attica (which is still mulching literally every boss so far, while being reasonably effective at dealing with groups now that I've upped its ammo count. It's reload time and travel time for the bolts are the only drawbacks so far)

Everyone else seems to die too quickly, though, and like with Nyx, I just don't have ability-enhancing mods to compensate with sheer damage. I don't know when or where I'm supposed to get those from. :/

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:36:10 PM »
I heard there weren't any hot people in HZD

Lies. Lies and slander.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:02:44 PM »
So you would rather give an award to something that would just be replaced by the next "big" Marvel summer movie next year, rather then a classic that will still be remembered probably after we are dead and gone?

Last I checked, they don't stop selling Movies just because a sequel is out, so no, I don't think so. Because that scenario does not exist. Infinity Wars would be a continuation, not a replacement. Heck, it's not even guaranteed to be good, I'm simply going with the metaphor. Overall, I'm just more concerned about watchability/enjoyment factor of a piece of entertainment than I am its percieved cultural influences, especially since said influences usually require way more than a year to be said with any amount of certainty.

But again, I think I still don't get what the point of awards are supposed to be. I thought it was just a bunch of people who frequently engage with certain subsections of entertainment to gush over the things that came out this year that they liked the most and they felt resonated with them for various reasons, which were then broken down into categories.

Apparently some people see more in it than that, and I just don't get why.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: February 12, 2018, 06:48:27 PM »

Thanks for the reminder. Gotta grab that one. Already bought it on Vita, but I'll take the TV ver. too, please.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:19:41 PM »
A large portion of the pushback against P5 was it winning Best Music over Nier Automata, which I compared to Avengers Infinity War winning a hypothetical Best Picture over Schindler's List.  An inexcusable decision by both editors and fans alike.

Movies =/= Music =/= games, so your comparison is lost on me. However...I do want to say that I'd be fine with such a thing, if only because Marvel movies thus far have been genuine pieces of entertainment, whereas Schindler's List is not something I ever want to see again in my life time - Which is the point, perhaps, since it's depicting a historical event that most would agree should be remembered, but not repeated. Still, if I was giving out a film award, I'd give it to the one I'd happily pop into the Blu-Ray player on a lazy Sunday Afternoon, the one that proves to be endlessly entertaining.

But I guess I just don't understand the point of awards. The only reason I read the RPG Fan awards is simply due to the fact that I've interacted with a lot of the staff here, so I'm more keenly aware of everyone's tastes and histories with gaming. Everyone writes more candidly in the awards blurbs than in reviews, and so I got to read more about how each game resonated with them moreso than others. This year in particular, I didn't really play any new games with actual singleplayer campaigns, so I mostly wanted to experience by proxy all the things I missed out on.

So with that in mind, I didn't really care about the reader's choice stuff...I don't even know if that was a thing this year, in fact. I can just ask you guys if I need a recommendation, so voting numbers on a chart mean nothing to me.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:01:45 PM »
Been puttering about in Warframe, and while I probably should and could move on to the Outer Solar System...I keep getting distracted by:

Void Fissures where I can get Prime Parts and Blue Prints

Endless missions that give me more Void Relics to open in Void Fissures

Alert Missions with special rewards

Boss Grinding for Rare Drops

Making new equipment

Grinding New Equipment

Mod collecting and Upgrading


Syndicate Missions

And now I just joined a Clan. Which gives me access to the Dojo, and possibly exclusive equipment that I really wanted, depending on how far along this clan is. I don't actually know, I just accepted the first clan invite I got...

I think I'm in for the long haul, boys & girls...

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« on: February 06, 2018, 03:43:59 PM »
I've only encountered this twice, but difficulty spikes following Points of No Return. Forcing the players to deal with significantly more difficult mobs without allowing them to grind against easier ones in case they were unprepared is just bad game design, and really goes against what an RPG is about, at least in my opinion.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:47:13 PM »
I live in Eagles country and everyone's ecstatic.

And rightfully so! They're such majestic birds. However, it seems a bit early for them to-

[Sports Talk]

...Oh...I'll see myself out...

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