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1141  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 05, 2012, 10:40:21 PM
Little Lady is keeping me on a Studio Ghibi kick so we watched Spirited Away night before last, I actually really enjoyed it, very well thought out anime. Then we started Trigun, reminded me of a cross between a poor man's Captain Tylor and Dessert Punk so far anyhow.

I have absolutely no idea how you can compare that show to junk like Desert Punk, and call it a lesser show at that.  That makes me very sad. It does change direction about halfway through, though, so its definitely worth continuing.

I don't get the Captain Tylor comparison, either. Yes, they're both funny, and there's sci-fi elements, but that's about as much in common as they get as far as I can tell.

Anyways, I've started watching a bunch of different shows right now, and I think I'll continue all of them. They are:

A Certain Magical Index ep. 1 - off to a good start, minus the mild awkwardness involving the lolis (which I can only assume will get worse as this show goes on). The setup and characters are very interesting so far. I look forward to watching more.

Tenchi Muyo! (OVA Series) ep. 1 - Decided to go through the whole franchise (except for the second Sasami show), one at a time, starting with this one. So far it's off to a decent start. If I hadn't watched this a bunch of times before I'd be pretty confused as to what's going on right now and who everyone was. Not the greatest set-up, but at least it was still entertaining.

Shugo Chara ep. 1 & 2 - Meant to watch Pretty Cure, but this was an okay substitute. This show has some genuinely good ideas, though I do find it very annoying at times. I seem to enjoy it the more I watch, though. Might give it another episode before bed.

Also tried to watch Tenchi Muyo! GXP, but I had no clue what was going on after a while story-wise, so I think I'll wait until after I finish the OVA series. The first 6 minutes were entertaining, though.
1142  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls on: October 05, 2012, 08:40:56 PM
I think there are far bigger battles worth fighting right now (which are not the ones you specifically mentioned, since those are in the past, btw :P), rather than arguing over a tacked-on mini-game.

I know.  I was just using those as examples.  Besides, the Snow Queen Quest is perfectly in-tact in the PSP remake... penis demon and all. 

Oi, I was just trying to make sure people knew that those "bigger battles" weren't those specific ones. I probably didn't need to mention that they were in the past, in retrospect. Sometimes covering ones rear is more trouble than its worth. :P
1143  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Megaupload seized / shut down on: October 05, 2012, 08:05:05 PM
* Annubis casts Scroll of Resurrection on Megaupload


Is there really any point in coming back? I mean, other people have already taken their place as kings of the digital castle. And most of all, they're sharing the throne instead of letting one get too big for their britches and nearly letting the entire operation fall through the floor when the cops finally decide to do something. And at this point, he should be trying to be more discreet, instead of "bigger and better" (and definitely not announcing it at all). Unless he's bringing back all the files with it (there are a ton of files lost to the internet forever thanks to everyone using Megaupload before), I can't honestly say I care anymore.
1144  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls on: October 05, 2012, 07:51:43 PM
If you want to draw a manga about a fetus having a threesome with Ronald Mcdonald and a dinosaur I think you should be allowed to do that.  

Judging from the image you just forced into my mind, I can honestly say I whole-heartedly disagree.

I'd have more issues if a big chunk of plot was cut (like the Snow Queen Quest in Revelations: Persona) or overly sanitized (i.e. pirates in Skies of Arcadia drinking fruit juice instead of booze.)  But from what I understand, the plot is in-tact.  People crying foul at the offensive humor leads me to believe that the plot's in-tact and nothing's overly "kiddified."

This, however, I do agree with. Seems like there was little of value lost here. I was afraid that they'd have changed a lot when they announced that it would have to be censored. From what I've read, this scene was only part that was removed or majorly changed. I think there are far bigger battles worth fighting right now (which are not the ones you specifically mentioned, since those are in the past, btw :P), rather than arguing over a tacked-on mini-game.
1145  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Persona 4 anime? on: October 05, 2012, 03:25:05 PM
That's very disappointing to hear. Might wait until it goes on sale then. Personally, I find Sentai does a terrible job of dubbing compared to the other Anime companies. (except maybe Aniplex does a worse job, but I've only watched two of their releases dubbed).
1146  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls on: October 05, 2012, 10:28:21 AM
I'm happy they removed it just because I dislike pointless mini-games. Not that I'll be playing this regardless...
1147  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: October 04, 2012, 10:33:03 PM
Yeah, Persona 3 or 4, or even Persona 2 are the best places to start, IMO. Persona 2 doesn't have the greatest gameplay, but it does introduce you to demon negotiations, and I personally found its story very impressive.

Granted, I started with the first SMT game in the series. I still liked it a lot, but I don't recommend doing it unless you're stubborn. It's a very unkind game...
1148  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 03, 2012, 12:19:41 PM
Oh yeah, I've had problems with Clickandbuy before. The problem is, I don't have a card anymore, and I'd rather not borrow from my parents again. Ah well, guess it wasn't meant to be.
1149  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 6, Breath of Fire 6, and Wild Arms 6... on: October 02, 2012, 09:52:48 AM
i do find it amusing that tri ace worked on xiii-2...

That might explain some things, actually...
1150  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 01, 2012, 09:47:52 AM
Also, just to clarify... it's a full blown comedy show (with some minor ecchi) and not the other way around.

That's kinda what I thought after I watched it, but everyone else kept billing it as an ecchi show.
1151  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 01, 2012, 09:38:19 AM
Strange Journey seems to have a slightly large difficulty curve on the boss battles...or maybe it's me.

I think you're farther than me, but still, who are you on? Some of them can be tricky.
1152  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 01, 2012, 09:11:50 AM
^I was really excited for From The New World until I saw the trailers. I might still go at it if I hear more good things, but those trailers made it look like it was a little too heavy on the shock treatment.

As for me, someone convinced me to give Binbogami-ga a try. I normally avoid ecchi shows, but this one is supposed to be better than average in the right ways. I only watched the first episode so far, but it's off to a very impressive start. It was funny, thrilling, and even a bit sad, all in one episode, and it was a lot less ecchi than I expected (most of it was in the ending animation). If it keeps this up, we might have a real winner here. I'll try to not get my expectations too high, though. Even if it never rises above decent, it'll still be better than most of the ecchi shows I've seen. =P
1153  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 joins Square Enix's Ultimate Hits budget line in Japan on: September 30, 2012, 02:49:42 PM
I should mention though, that Bumb of Chicken does sell albums in the US. I just bought two of them on iTunes US just yesterday...
1154  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A possibly overlooked reason for the downturn of JRPG's sold in the U.S.? on: September 30, 2012, 02:45:48 PM
^Yeah, outside of some grinding and the occasional vaguity, you you don't see those problems in good RPGs. With that said, they are problems cropping up in a surprising number of modern RPGs, so take that for what you will.

The only barrier to entry I've ever seen with RPGs in general is that people expect turn-based gameplay to be boring (and for most people they're usually right, the combat isn't the most appealing factor to a lot of RPG gamers afaik), and for JRPGs some people just don't like anime art styles that so many games utilize these days. I can't think of much else. A lot of JRPGs aren't really that complex, compared to certain board games and sports that a lot of non-gamers play. Like mesh said, if you can navigate a menu, you can play a JRPG. It might take some effort to get down the rules and naunces, but that can be said about FPS games, too.
1155  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 30, 2012, 12:52:28 PM
I remember reading a lot of stuff about it in the news and on Webcomics. I think it was pretty controversial...
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