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1096  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 03, 2012, 03:10:59 PM
Yeah, R2's great. Got some of my favorite twists in Anime.

I spent the last few weeks watching just One Piece. Got in more than 50 episodes in a row. Now I'm on the Drum Island Arc, the one where they meet Chopper. I know I've been told that series gets exponentially better by the arc, but I never realized how right that was until I actually watched it. Every major arc was way better than the last, and at the end of each one I found myself saying "This is my new favorite Arc, they aren't gonna be able to top that!" With that said, the Drum Island Arc was an all-time favorite from when I watched the 4Kids dub, and it's even better than I remember. Chopper's Backstory has the biggest punch out of the whole group, IMO, and it plays into the rest of the arc pretty well. I don't recall the Alabasta Arc, which comes right after it, being able to top it, but I guess we'll see.
1097  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Black 2/White 2 Announced on: March 02, 2012, 06:29:05 PM
Possibly. XD You might've all had favorites that were on the OU list.

I just checked the OU list, none of them are on there.:/ And I had very little trouble at all in this game. I beat the Elite 4 on my first try. Granted, I don't thing an of them were "worthless" either, but I did well just using my favorites. I switched around quite a few, too, right up until the end. In fact, I've always done well using my faves in Pokemon. And I know plenty of people who have done well with Trubbish, too. Not really sure what you're going on about, really.:/ Perhaps you could explain it a little more in depth, with more examples?
1098  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Black 2/White 2 Announced on: March 02, 2012, 04:07:32 PM
That's weird. I used my favorites throughout the entire game and had no problems. Lucky I guess?
1099  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces F on: March 01, 2012, 10:44:21 PM
The gameplay was incredible if the demo is anything to go by. I preordered the game the other day, so I'll be getting it pretty much day one. I really can't wait.=)

As for what you can wair for...all I know is that it has good gameplay that's good enough to pull through despite the lackluster story. Even the demo I played gave off a strong sense of raw cheese. The premise at least is just standard "friendship saves the day" type stuff, and the characters seem very tropey. Hopefully they're at least very likeable despite that.
1100  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SRW Z2-2 on: March 01, 2012, 08:21:46 PM

Dammit. Looks like there's no squads or even partners. So much for being able to put together a team of Tesujin 28, Shin Mazinger, and either Aquarion or Big O (whichever comes first) for maximum fist flinging action. And so many people, so few deployment spots. :negative:

That said, hot damn at Busted Exia and Vespa Yoko; I hope we can keep them around for hilarity's sake. Put them into a squad with either Boss Borot, a Scope Dog, or have them hang out with Lulu and....:negative:

Oh geez, you're right. We already have over 100 units in the first game, now we're playing with even more units, but no way to take more of them into battle? Bad move, man, bad move.
1101  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: March 01, 2012, 01:35:51 PM
"junior idols"

...I don't recommend looking this up, by the way. I may not be able to get to sleep tonight - I'm afraid Chris Hansen may be right outside my door. D=

And plenty of feathers have been ruffled over America's murder obsession for quite some time now.

As for the subject at hand, I want it because it's pretty and the gameplay looks fun. I'm not sensitive enough to take offense to the subsect matter, and the story and humor seem like something I could easily laugh at.
1102  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 29, 2012, 10:17:30 PM
I found Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny at the Library, so I picked it up. Some guys on another forum played it as their first RF game and loved it, so I figured it might be worth at least a free rental. I played some last night and so far it's...okay. It's colorful, the characters are charming, and the music is great. I'm new to the gameplay, but the game has been pretty good at teaching me what to do so far. I've explored my first island, beat the first mini-boss and got a half-dozen pets. I haven't gotten to the farming yet, though. In fact, I don't even understand how it's supposed to work in a seaside environment.

Still, despite being my first Rune Factory game, and even my first time playing the game, it already has some rather glaring issues. The story is outright bad. Two people walk into a random spark of light and now one of them is trapped inside the other. It doesn't make sense, and it seems to get worse as it goes, with time travel, a random golem who pulls wholly formed and furnished islands from the bottom of the sea, and some useless pirates who appear out of nowhere to attack me for some treasure I don't even want. Then theres the voice acting, which is also pretty bad. It's barely tolerable, and I almost shut the game off right away when I found out I couldn't switch the language to Japanese. I'm a dub fan who's been putting up with bad voice acting since the 90's and I still can barely take this. Also, some of the characters are downright weird. While that sometimes adds to their charm, usually its just off-putting. And I'm talking subtle weird, like something's unnatural about them. Some of them are unusually generous and understanding, for instance. Most react rather calmly to the main characters' situation, and they all believe it upfront despite the how absurd it is. Next, there's the AI. I took on a partner after my first encounter, and he was pretty much useless. He walked around aimlessly, barely doing anything, and I lost him halfway through the tiny island I was conquering just fine on my own. The combat also feels rather hard to handle, made worse by the wonky camera that I have very little control over. Maybe it's just the weapon I'm using, though, and I'm sure if I was playing with the classic controller, I'd have no problem with the camera. Too bad this game doesn't have that option.

Err...sorry for the wall of text, but I think it speaks wonders that I can talk so much about this games problems after only 4 hours of play. From what I understand, it doesn't get any better, but at the very least the other games in the series are far better. Again, I'm glad I'm playing this for free, and now I can pick up its predecessor, Rune Factory Frontier, without fear. I am enjoying the basic gameplay after all.
1103  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 29, 2012, 02:46:49 PM
For the one that cares, here's a new trailer.

Thanks, dude. Game's got some great art style and music. I just hope it holds up in the gameplay department.
1104  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: February 28, 2012, 02:04:57 PM
You can use those $10 to buy Nier.

And that's the only price I'd pay for it, to be honest. The gameplay doesn't look that good to me. With that said, since Nier's a pretty cult game, I doubt it'll be as low as $10 by that time...
1105  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: February 28, 2012, 01:20:04 PM
Back on Topic: Just read the RPGFan review, and it does sound better than the first game, so I'll grab it somewhere down the road.

I didn't get that impression...

Any inkling or speck of interest I may have had in some corner of my mind got destroyed.

I think it was the paragraph on "sexualized children' that did it.

He said the gameplay was significantly better. That's all I need to know.

EDIT: I would like to add, though, that when I say down the road, I mean way down the road, when I can get it for $10.
1106  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: February 28, 2012, 01:13:00 PM
Back on Topic: Just read the RPGFan review, and it does sound better than the first game, so I'll grab it somewhere down the road.
1107  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: February 27, 2012, 08:57:52 PM
I remember wanting the first game because of its wacky premise. If this one turns out any better than the last game, I'll probably pick it up when its dirt cheap.
1108  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Do you keep your games or trade after finishing them? on: February 27, 2012, 08:07:04 PM
Depends on how much I like them, but usually I end up selling them. I rarely play a game after I'm done with it, and there's no point in keeping something I'll never use again.
1109  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Black 2/White 2 Announced on: February 25, 2012, 08:42:14 PM
So, apparently they just named the new Kyurem forms! Drumroll please.........Black Kyurem & White Kyurem! It just keeps on getting better and better...
1110  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Pokemon Black 2/White 2 Announced on: February 25, 2012, 07:59:49 PM

Here's The Scoop

I'm probably the only one not too surprised by this. The ending to me screamed sequel potential, and as for the dual release yet again: both version seem to have their own seperate world, so it actually makes sense to produce two different versions for the sequel.
Still, for the first time in a long while, I'd much rather watch the movie version than actually play the games.=_= Though if I do get the game, at least I'll get the electric guy this time when I go with the Black version yet again.
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