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1231  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 31, 2014, 04:39:20 PM
An aside: Can anyone recommend an exploration focused-game with a Myst-like feel to it? In the mood for playing in a world I can explore, but with a notebook and pen by my side as I discover things and take notes for potential puzzles. No/limited combat would be good. Just an adventure.

First one that comes to my mind is Fez. It's a platformer, but the challenges require more thinking than skill. Which instantly makes it the best platformer ever in my book. :P But seriously, there are no lives, the check points are frequent, and a lot of it is just trying to explore and collect stuff, with things you have to come back to later, as well as solving puzzles.
1232  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: KINGDOM HEARTS 3 & FINAL FANTASY XV at E3 on: March 31, 2014, 10:20:20 AM
Calling it now that KH III doesn't come out until late 2015 in Japan.

Haha, that's being generous! I was thinking that's when FFXV would come out.
1233  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: March 30, 2014, 10:29:16 PM
I remember once a friend of mine billed Atelier Rorona as a game that "every fan of RPGs should play", and to this day I still don't know what he's talking about. To me at least, Rorona represents the opposite of what I usually look for in an RPG (Adventure, often grand stories, etc), and in fact I can't help but feel that calling it an RPG is somewhat of a misnomer, as I think it feels more like a task-based game with an RPG tacked on. At the very least it's not something I would think every RPG player would find appealing...
1234  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 29, 2014, 05:47:48 PM
See this is my problem. I have two mindsets: Everything is awful and I don't want to do anything, or EVERYTHING IS AMAZING AND I WANT TO DO EVERYTHING.

Ugh, same here. That's why when I do play games, half the time it's just a little of a lot of stuff, instead of just one or two games that I play through to completion...
1235  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: March 27, 2014, 05:40:14 PM
I just don't like that picking fucking flowers or gems off the ground can amount to DAYS.

This. Seriously, some of the times associated with certain tasks made no sense. Though I hear that's mostly a Rorona problem.
1236  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 27, 2014, 04:45:32 PM
So I found the post at the bottom of this page, and I gotta say, thanks, Annubis! I was hoping to put another Mecha series on the platter. I'm starting to run low on good ones.

1237  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 27, 2014, 04:23:10 PM
Exactly a Month and already 31 pages into this thread. O_O

Anyways, mostly been playing Shin Megami Tensei on the iPad, with a smattering of other games here and there. Might include Wild Arms and maybe Atelier Iris in that smattering soon. Who knows.
1238  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: March 27, 2014, 04:07:04 PM
I played some of Iris, and I loved it.

I played some of Rorona and I hated it.

I really need to play some of Ayesha, since it looks like the best of both worlds, but funds are currently holding me back.

I'm the same; I kinda liked the more RPG-oriented than task and time-oriented gameplay.

I'm terrible with timing anything.... Opera House in FF6? Terrifying.

Yeah, I'm not great with time management and I always find it too stressful. I don't mind the task-oriented part, but it did get tedious after a while and I really wanted to move onto something more grand, but I never got to that point before I quit. If such a point even exists in that game...

1239  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 27, 2014, 03:29:55 PM
I love SMT, and I'm having a great time with the iOS version (Thank God it's based on the GBA version. Actually knowing what demons you'd get from fusing before you actually fuse FTW). Then again, I have no qualms with writing important stuff down, memorizing maps, and going online when I really get stuck. BTW, this version does tell you where stuff is on the map, though you have to get there, first, and I've never actually used the Mapper Spell yet. Not really sure what it even does in this version, actually. EDIT: Oh, it gives you a Mini-Map. That's neat. Though I've already gotten used to looking at the big map and simply planning my routes.

On the topic of Persona 5 becoming more casual, I hope that only applies to the gameplay and not the story. I love the gameplay in SMT, but I honestly think it's the stories that make the Persona games more appealing than games this niche reasonably should be.

...also maybe then I'd actually be able to beat it. Just saying.
1240  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: March 27, 2014, 03:11:47 PM
I played some of Iris, and I loved it.

I played some of Rorona and I hated it.

I really need to play some of Ayesha, since it looks like the best of both worlds, but funds are currently holding me back.
1241  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: TV/Movie/Anime Scores on: March 27, 2014, 03:09:24 PM
Seeing as Hathen has long since beaten me to all the other songs that popped into my head, I'll just put this here:

Broken Blade /Yoshihisa Hirano - Fight against Destiny

Actually, Broken Blade has quite a bit of good music, but that's my personal favorite. Can't wait until the TV adaption comes out next month.

The Heroes
Not sure if it counts, and it's kinda the same song, but more opera-ish.
1242  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 17, 2014, 04:22:30 PM

I know some guys who are gonna love this!
1243  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 16, 2014, 10:19:38 PM
So I finished the Muramasa Rebirth DLC.  Well, the regular ending anyway.  I guess there are other endings to get, and you can challenge all the bosses from the original game with the new character, etc.  It only took a few hours, but I quite enjoyed it.  Honestly in a way that's a plus since it didn't drag as much as the original game.  The new character is a lot of fun to play as and the story is simpler but very well told and I actually really liked it.  This might actually be one of my favorite pieces of DLC I've ever purchased.  And it was just $5.  If you have the game then by all means get this.

That's definitely something I'm gonna do once I get up the urge to play Muramasa again.
1244  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 15, 2014, 08:29:37 PM
Kuroko's Basketball is good stuff. A little weird and over the top, but enjoyable even for someone who doesn't normally enjoy the sport. Have you seen Slam Dunk?

My Crunchyroll Subscription expired, so now I'm trying to fill up my time with Legend of the Galactic Heroes. I watched some before, but I decided to start over again because I keep forgetting what episode I'm on. Up to episode 8 already, and I'm really enjoying it. The Empire is quite and interesting faction, though the best character so far is Yang from the Alliance, IMO. For a show that's been pretty serious, he's a bit of an odd duck, and utilizes such strange tactics.

But seriously, this is my 5th attempt to watch this show. Hopefully I make it into the 20s this time. Now that I've spent a whole year watching long series, maybe now I'm used to spending a lot of time on one show?
1245  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 13, 2014, 10:53:05 PM
The Tonari no Seiki-kun short anime pisses me off for one single reason.
In the manga, it's mostly Yokoi's inner dialogue while in the anime she's talking and yelling (and nobody notices)
Why did they even feel the need for this change?

Probably to make it sillier. Which I think works. I love how she gets herself into more trouble than Seki ever does, just from her reactions.
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