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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 27, 2016, 02:37:12 AM
^Okay, yeah, that all sounds too messed up for my tastes. Now I'm very glad I dropped it like a rock halfway through episode...actually, I think I didn't even finish the first episode before I saw the writing on the wall and bailed. I was expecting something a lot more upbeat when I saw the initial trailers, though I guess they were meant to fake you out so the gutpunch would really hit where it hurts...

Anyways, First season of Iron-Blooded Orphans: done. Ready for season 2.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: September 26, 2016, 07:25:07 PM
I think he mean that when you read those titles he highlighted with red boxes together as a single sentence, they're sound hilarious. And/or disturbing as hell.

...or at least, that's how I interpretted it. Maybe I'm weird. It wouldn't be the first time.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (now Trails of Cold Steel) on: September 26, 2016, 06:54:57 PM
I had a dream last night where my mind implanted the members of Class VII into famous moments during the actual French Revolution. I found this strange since, obvious plot correlations aside, I haven't studied the French Revolution since it was a required part of the curriculum in junior high.

So I guess they were equally frustrating experiences, no?
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past on: September 26, 2016, 11:27:07 AM
Had nothing to play so I picked this up with GCU.
What on earth is GCU? I keep trying to think of games but I'm drawing a huge blank.

I thought he meant some kind of store credit, like Gamestop, or maybe one of those UK stores. I'm still curious either way, though.
5  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 25, 2016, 11:34:40 AM
^Too many vowels for my brain to handle.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 25, 2016, 10:00:23 AM
As for who I voted for, it was the Nunya-Biiswaks ticket.  

Looking this up was the most horrifying experience I've ever had. There's some messed up stuff on the internet. And I never did find those candidates, are you sure you're spelling their names right?
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 25, 2016, 04:33:46 AM
Great, now I had to try a bunch of different languages for that Sailor Moon opening...and yeah, Cantonese actually worked well there. Granted, even the Japanese doesn't seem to work as well as it probably should, IMO. The song always came off as a "music box with lyrics", and some of the inflections try to mimic, but the effect feels forced and it kind of loses its...'sing-song-iness', for lack of a better word. At least in spots. The Contonese and English nailed it at almost every spot, though, but then English seemed to emphasis the guitar more, so I think the Cantonese version is the best one I've heard so far. I'm gonna have to check the italian version next.

EDIT: There is no "italian version", they actually made original songs for each season's opening. They aren't bad, either, but they're definitely different. Same with the Brazilian version (or whatever language they use, I can't spell it, and I keep hitting the wrong keys), except it's actually pretty bad.

France didn't even try...
8  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 23, 2016, 11:59:05 PM
13 episodes total.

Batch #3 is 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13

9  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 23, 2016, 09:40:30 PM
It's at least a 4-parter, though, right? Then again, I got so confused when it was still in production...
10  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 22, 2016, 09:07:43 PM
Princess Maker 2 Refined coming to steam Oct. 3rd.

I am excited. So excited that I flew off the handle when I saw the broken engrish intro text scroll, not realizing that they otherwise farmed out a fan-translation (possibly the one I had been following, since that has now disappeared completely). The rest of trailer and screens they've shown are fine. This game is really ****ing good, and I also kinda hope they release one or more of the sequels (at least PM3, since that sounds like they beefed it up in a number of ways, while still retaining the awesome adventure mode that I know for a fact aren't in 4 & 5).
11  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 22, 2016, 05:23:21 PM
I just watched Shin Sekai Yori episode 8

"Two years have passed since the camping incident and the relationship between the friends have changed dramatically."

-understatement of the century.

I love that series, despite the fact that watching it is like being punched in the gut over and over again.

Oh hey, I still remember looking forward to that series with bated breath. That was a miistake and a half, thanks to those "gut-punches" you mentioned. Granted, that whole anime season turned out to be one big disappointment one way or another...
12  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 22, 2016, 03:17:53 PM
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13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past on: September 19, 2016, 10:21:35 PM
MC as Hero.

Maribel: Mage -> Priest -> Sage

Ruff: Theif -> Sailor -> Monster Masher -> Pirate

Aira: Warrior -> Mage -> Armamentalist

Maribel totally should be a pirate. Will the MC be able to change classes? I haven't gotten that far (I got through an entire early dungeon, and right before I could save, I accidentally popped out the cartridge. D= I had to take break after that, it was pretty tedious and the story at that point was just hokey. Still not looking forward to it, but I'll just power through it).

EDIT: Took me 30 minutes on the dot. Turns out I didn't need to grind...pretty much at all, and finding all the loot was way quicker when I wasn't half-asleep. The boss was a pushover, and I didn't actually need to conserve MP...huh. Guess I had nothing to worry about. Looks like I'm back in the game...starting tomorrow. Now I'm too tired...
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Saga Scarlet Grace announced for PSVita on: September 18, 2016, 10:39:10 PM
In those instances, I'd prefer that things such as puzzles and minigames, especially if more difficult than the main game itself, should be skippable after a few tries. The puzzles where Cress and Arche have to hit switches simultaneously comes to mind in that if you fail enough times, your other characters just do it for you.

I personally would hate that immensely, because that's patronizing to the N-th degree, and shows zero respect for the game's audience, nor any faith in their abilities. If they're going to go through all that effort to make a complex challenge, then I, the player, should only be rewarded upon the completion of that challenge, provided the challenge is fair and the reward is reasonable.

Granted, I know there have been times where I've disliked a challenging minigame, and even drop a game I was enjoying because of it, but that's usually because the minigame is bad, and the context for requiring it to progress is blatantly arbitrary (I'm encountering a lot of those in PSOne RPGs so far). I still don't think I should be allowed to skip it, because I always have option to simply change my opinion of it - either I could go back and muscle through it, and except it as a black splotch on an otherwise good game, or I could simply decide the game is no longer worth my time, and play something else instead.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Saga Scarlet Grace announced for PSVita on: September 18, 2016, 02:00:25 PM
I just don't like things such as games giving crappy direction on how to advance or there being a "right" way to play a game.

...there's always a third option. :P Anyways, that's a fair point, too. I hate playing games using a guide, yet I rarely replay RPGs because of their absurd length (I made the mistake of trying an indie RPG while it's still in development, and now even though there's more content I want to try, I never get to that point because an update rendered my 20+ hour save useless, and I don't want to go through all of that again just to finish chapter 2...).
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