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1  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: August 30, 2015, 12:00:39 PM
"Blumenkranz" from the Kill La Kill OST. The lyrics in this song are brilliant...from what I can gleam from translations online...
2  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 30, 2015, 11:44:18 AM
Mission Impossible: Rogue Agent

I've never been entertained by such a predictable movie. Some nice comfort food, I guess. It helped that the few times I didn't see something coming (be it a joke or plot point), it really hit home.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 30, 2015, 11:40:53 AM
^Oh shoot, you're probably right there. A) The Japanese VA made the laugh sound like a crow cawwing in remorse for the loss of its fallen feathered friend, and B) the English VA made it sound a little more believably awkward, due in part to him not just sounding like they took the same laugh track and repeated it 3 times. Instead he mixes it up a little more, and each time it felt more like a genuine attempt at laughing...but the laugh ends up sounding more sorrowful than a child sobbing.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which "Tales of" games have you played more than once? on: August 28, 2015, 07:01:57 PM
Just a side note, I don't see myself playing Tales of the Abyss again once I finish it. It's one of the few Tales games where the story really is the driving force, which itself hinges on a lot of twists and mysteries. There's nothing particularly wrong with the gameplay (outside of the AD Skills locking basic, super-important skills to level-ups; and the horribly unreliable FOF system), but it doesn't stand out in that area either...
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which "Tales of" games have you played more than once? on: August 27, 2015, 08:12:05 PM
Tales of Phantasia.

Honestly, I've only completed two Tales games even once, though I'm currently halfway through Tales of the Abyss and I've gotten halfway through Symphonia in the past.
6  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 27, 2015, 09:40:54 AM
Anyways, I'm watching the 2003 anime, I got half way through it before I stopped and always wanted to finish it. 

I stopped halfway through, too, though I've seen bits of later episodes on Adult Swim. I never did finish my rewatch...
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Can you tell me about Suikoden II? on: August 24, 2015, 08:11:14 PM
I was about to report this for spam until I realized you were an editor....and reread the post a couple times....my reading comprehension is shit right now....


....I still haven't finished the first Suikoden, to be sorta kinda on topic. I look forward to playing it, though. The first games was fantastic, one of the last genuine suprises I've had in over a year. I only stopped because I got stuck, and then when I got unstuck I got sidetracked.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 24, 2015, 07:34:42 AM
Wait, did you design the art for the cards as well?
I wish I could draw that well. I just gave "direction" (I guess) for the art, some more than others. The longest I gave was Genealogist of War where I gave three or four book titles to reference every RPG I could think of with a generational system.

Honestly, that's what I thought at first before I wrote that. Anyways, it's really cool that you got to do that, especially considering the resulting cards seem really neat. I'll have to look into the card game itself sometime.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 23, 2015, 10:40:39 AM
Wait, did you design the art for the cards as well?
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 22, 2015, 11:31:04 PM
Whee, I think this is the first time I have ever been in this thread. Wanted to share with you guys that I did a backer designer tier for a deck-building card game on Kickstarter and the theme for the cards is JRPGs. Post revealing the cards just went up yesterday, so check them out.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/millennium-blades-the-ccg-simulator-board-game/posts/1330817

I nearly lost my shit over the Geneologist of War and Radiant Historian ones. Especially the quotes on the bottom - "The Victor Writes the History Books. Have I not Already Won?" <- That's some genius right there.
11  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 22, 2015, 06:55:04 PM
I recently cleared the first Arrietta boss fight (at least I'm assuming there's more than one fight, seeing as no one really wants to deal with that problem child). That was tough, especially since I ran out of Apple gels long before that fight, and I haven't upgraded most of my equipment in ages. Good thing I hoarded life bottles and Orange gels. Seriously, this game is actually extremely tough if you don't grind...that boss took 5 tries, and I barely made it through the last time...
EDIT: Now I'm finally in Batical in Tales of the Abyss. I'm glad I loaded a save to retry that robot-catching mini-game, since it gave me the freakin' Wing Boots. Moving feels so much better now.

I also started up Atelier Rorona again, and played about as much as I did last time (~3 hours), and while I still feel most of my previous complaints are valid...they didn't bother me as much as they used to. I guess it's just because I knew what to expect this time. Before I went in pretty blind, only figuring it was like Atelier Iris but different somehow...which it was, and I'm sure I'll still prefer the Iris trilogy, but the base game is still fun...despite the vapid, obnoxious characters and inconsequential story who's main crux is that Rorona is fighting against good, sound logic!
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 22, 2015, 09:24:41 AM
I can't tell if we've had this topic before and went down pretty much the same way, or I'm having deja Vu...or I had a vision of this topic the last time I made a Gundam model. Either way, we are in uncomfortably familiar territory. I think it's time we chillout and build mdels (and I'm all out of models).


Frankly, I feel that its just Starmongoose letting his new found power go to his head.

Down with the Bourgeois, down with the 1%.

I eat poop.

(how's that for abuse of newfound power!

Also, what newfound power - I've been a mod for like 4 years now)


Nevermind, clearly I've simply gone back in time. =P
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 22, 2015, 12:27:47 AM
I'm half-asleep right now and my brain seems to think it's a comedian...at least, I think that's why I've been giggling for like, 10 minutes...like hell can I remember the random shit that's been going through my brain...I can barely type...now I'm not sure if I fell back to sleep or not, since now I'm seeing a bunch of naked women flying around the screen with random shots of giant mechs popping up- oh wait, I was watching Brain Powerd's opening on Youtube...
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 21, 2015, 08:42:00 PM
^There are days when I want to just quit the internet and all other forms of human interaction, and live in a well-fortified cabin in the middle of nowhere to prepare for the inevitable Zombie apocalypse.

This is not one of those days.
15  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 21, 2015, 08:34:43 PM
I think Tales of Destiny has a lot of stuff you can look at in both versions, but yeah, I'm playing Tales of the Abyss right now and I'm kinda bummed that I can hardly interact with anything...especially since this game could use it. It throws sooo much terminology at you, and not all of it is well-explained...
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