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1051  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 23, 2013, 08:40:01 PM
Woot, big KanColle update!  There's a new large ship construction option so Yamato is buildable!  And there's a Christmas event crossover with Arpeggio of Blue Steel in which you can get I-401!

...nobody cares, do you...

I want to build the Yamato. =[
1052  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 23, 2013, 07:42:50 PM
Now to get a boat...after I do one or two last bounty quests...

HAHAHA, you would think that, wouldn't you?

I really can't express how fed up I got with this game. Overall it was good, but it asked players to put up with way too much bull.

I had no idea what you were talking about until I actually got to the Cove. 3 hours later, I'm still not on a boat...
1053  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 22, 2013, 05:44:33 PM
Shin Mazinger Z's pacing is all over the place, just to warn ya. You might still enjoy it, but after a while I couldn't look past the fact that it was drawing out parts that it didn't need to while rushing parts that I felt needed more attention.
1054  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 22, 2013, 03:19:01 PM
Biggest Disappointment:

Coppelion - I set the bar low, thinking it'd be at least some fun nonsense, and it still fell flat on its face...

Second biggest disappointment:

The fact that I couldn't get myself to watch anything else. I honestly hate keeping up with new season stuff, almost as much as I hate keeping up with new games, yet every season I keep trying...and failing...

Can we do an anime of the year thing instead?
1055  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2013, 09:29:05 PM
Finally made it through that volcano. I had to do a lot of grinding and side quests to get through it, but at least I was rewarded with a whole mess of Familiars...most of whom are kinda useless. Got some trophies, too, which is nice. Now to get a boat...after I do one or two last bounty quests...
1056  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Are turn-based console RPGs officially dead? on: December 21, 2013, 03:18:22 PM
personally, I don't know how many games require planning and strategy, but I can think of a lot of games where doing so would yield some kind of benefit. It usually makes the game more fun, too, so I don't see why I wouldn't use planning and stratgey when possible. :|
1057  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 20, 2013, 12:28:40 AM
So yeah, GTAV Online with my brother is like, the best thing ever. He randomly got $300 Million dollars from a hacker, so he's just been spending money on random things. We played for 3 straight hours today. In this session we:

  • Bought a Bike and rode it up a bunch of mountains, occasionally up near-vertical slopes and off cliffs (only to somehow survive)
  • I blew up the bike. In an effort to find a new car, I ran out into the middle of nowhere.
  • Got landed on by a random helicopter, which sparked a gang war. In the middle of nowhere.
  • Bought a fancy car to look for train tracks
  • Repeatedly got lost and crashed into things until the car was undriveable...at which point we found the train tracks.
  • Said train tracks were right next to a Dump/Race Track, so we bought several Giant Dump Trucks in an effort to see what would win: Dump Truck, or train?
  • After multiple tries and repeated assualts from police and player killers, we determined that the train wins every time.
  • Then we bought a jet ski, but it was at the harbor, which was very far away.
  • Then a random user came out of nowhere and chauffeured us all the way to the harbor, destroying every pole-like object in his wake.
  • He even got on the Jet Ski with us, so we decided to repay his kindness by taking the beaching the Jet Ski in a random area and seeing what he does.
  • What he did was follow us like a dog. He went where we went, jumped off bridges when we jumped, threw grenades when we accidentally threw grenades and almost killed ourselves. It was great. We had a real connection.
  • Then we bought a plane since we were right by the airport, in which case our friend shot us and stole our plane. It's like the story of old Yeller, if Yeller had the gun. And stole our plane.
  • We then bought another plane, which we used so we could parashoot onto a tall building and start randomly putting hits out on people, where no one could get us.
  • Then we got bored and jumped off the building.

And those are just the highlights. It was a very fun night.
1058  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Zelda Musou on: December 18, 2013, 05:47:24 PM
A chance for multiple playable characters!?

I hope so, too. I can only imagine how Tingle would handle a mob of Moblins. =P
1059  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: December 18, 2013, 10:59:11 AM
Or maybe we could grow up and stop comparing sexual or maternal apparatus in order to put down others for the sake of cheap and uninspired humor.

I agree. Lets stop with that, and compare culinary aptitude in order to put down others for the sake of cheap and uninspired humor instead.

I'm down with that.
My sponge cakes bring all the boys to the yard~
Damn right, they're better than yours~
1060  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 17, 2013, 09:03:37 PM
Gooood It's really killing me that I can't get these 3D Classics. Super Hang-On, Space Harrier, and Shinobi III were among the few games I really wanted to see in 3D. =(

Anyways, been playing Ni no Kuni when I have a chance. Still in Al-Maroon or whatever its called, just one shot the trials with surprisingly little trouble...like, I was expecting it to be a bit of a roadblock, but it wasn't. Oh well, hopefully soon I'll get to see what happens afterwards.

Also occasionally playing GTAV with my bro from time to time. I can't believe I'm saying this, but it's actually really fun. We're not even using cheats, either, except the infinite lives cheat, which really shouldn't be a cheat. This isn't the NES for crying out loud...
1061  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: December 17, 2013, 04:54:23 PM
You talk as if anyone saying they'll boycott the game because of the censorship really will. That tickles my funny bone. Some people just like to make noise.

*Shrug* I guess I have a bad habit of assuming people actually do what they say they're gonna do. =/
1062  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: December 17, 2013, 04:44:20 PM
"THIS IS EVIL CENSORSHIP! WE'RE NOT GOING TO BUY THE GAME BECAUSE ONE IRRELEVANT THING HAS BEEN CENSORED." I lol'd.

I went back to GameFAQs for the first time in years, having thought that was the actual title, and had renewed faith that maybe, just maybe, the community had gotten better (or at least became self-aware of their own stupidity).

Needless to say, my faith was crushed. =P

But really, The reasons for boycotting just keep getting dumber, to the point where I feel like there are just tons of people clamouring for a reason to not buy this game, despite all the hype and good word behind it, and I don't know why.
1063  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 17, 2013, 09:31:30 AM
So One Piece 731:

Code:
Wow that was amazing. Oda is the master of the slow build. I'm not going to say that this development is a shock to me as I have been expecting Sabo to be the one to "inherit Ace's will" since Whitebeard's speech about how the will of D has been passed on through the generations. At least at one point I was expecting him to get the Falme-Flame fruit after we saw it as the prize, but I was expecting him to steal it when I was considering that possibility. Having him become Lucy was a great decision. I now look forward to him winning the tournament and proudly proclaiming as he is about to eat the fruit that he is Sabo D. Portgas, announcing that he has inherited Ace's will.

Sadly I don't really expect anyone to read that since very few people here keep up with the manga as far as I can tell.

I read the spoiler for 730 and it was something I honestly expected to happen at some point.

I should not have read that spoiler, though. Holy crap! Worst part is, that's too awesome for me to forget. :P
1064  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 15, 2013, 08:18:16 PM
Space Dandy is the show I'm most looking forward to, yet even then I'm not expecting much more than a fun ride...much like the last few really good shows (The Unlimited, AoT, Kill La Kill). Not that I mind a good thrill-ride, of course...

Then there's Houzuki no Reitetsu, which is the first time in a while that I actually anticipated a comedy.

Then I'm looking forward to Sailor Moon and the new Precure...which I probably won't watch much of right away.

And Lastly I'm looking forward to the new Wooser shorts, which will probably be the only anime I consistantly follow...

I'll be keeping an eye on: Nobunaga the Fool, Nobunagun, Magical Warfare, Hamataro, Buddy Complex, and Taoru Hikuushi e no Koiuta - to see if any of them are any good, but I won't start them until I hear good things or see a good trailer...but I'm banking more on the former than the latter...

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EDIT: So I never mentioned here that I was watching Magi. I'm halfway through the first season, and I really like it. It's good stuff. Got some problems here and there, but otherwise I can't complain. Granted, I haven't read the manga yet, but hopefully that'll make this easier to enjoy.
1065  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: December 15, 2013, 10:19:08 AM
There is a middle ground between casual and Hardcore, though. As Eusis said, that's usually referred to as the "mainstream" gamer.

Anyways, I'm tempted to go play a bunch of Ys games since this topic popped up. I'm kinda lost in the first game, though...
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