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1261  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 08, 2013, 04:30:34 PM
I thought Bleach was great for the first season. It's just that it was never really meant to last very long, and it shows. Coupled with a huge amount of filler, it ends up going downhill pretty quickly in my eyes. Naruto went downhill quick, too, but I think Naruto just wasn't the type of show I wanted to watch. It's mostly arena battling, not unlike Bleach, rather than being an Action adventure show like One Piece or Dragon Ball, where they go around and see lots of different locals.

Also, I thought you saw Soul Eater? That's shounen.
1262  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG's for the iPad! on: January 08, 2013, 04:03:07 PM
Serious question - aren't IOS rpgs generally considered terrible at this point?

I thought that was just iOS platformers and action games that require precise movement and actions that aren't really suited to a touch screen? And anything that's freemium?
1263  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gen6: Pokemon X & Y on: January 08, 2013, 02:02:45 PM
I'll play this if the battles aren't slow as molasses. I hated that you couldn't fast forward through battle text in Pokemon Pearl and Diamond.

That's been fixed since Platinum. Battles are very fast in Black & White.
1264  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Games of the Year 2012 Discussion Thread on: January 08, 2013, 01:02:51 PM
Reader's Choice: The amount of votes Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story got surprised me, but pleased me as well.

None of the awards surprised me, but they all pleased me. I don't agree that Mass Effect 3 is the best RPG released this year, but looking at the staff Picks, it was obvious it would win out. Plus, it was a surprisingly good year for RPG fans, so the competition was fierce, and my personal fave did get runner-up, so it's all good.

I quite enjoyed reading what the staff wrote, and ultimately this was one of the few yearly awards where I didn't have something to complain about. Great work all around. :)
1265  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gen6: Pokemon X & Y on: January 08, 2013, 11:28:05 AM
The names just get dumber and dumber every year...

That said, I think I'll probably get it. And if I do, I'll be going with Fenniken:

1266  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Adobe Makes Photoshop CS2 Free on: January 07, 2013, 08:14:41 PM
CS2 is not free: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2013/01/07/download-adobe-cs2-applications-for-free/

Evidently this was for redownloads of existing users, and you need a valid license to use it. They do provide a special code on the download page, however. Guess I'll see for myself.
1267  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 07, 2013, 08:08:19 PM
While I'm still open to suggestions, I'll probably start Kokoro Connect soon. Another looks a little too gruesome for me.
1268  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Adobe Makes Photoshop CS2 Free on: January 07, 2013, 11:41:11 AM
Nice. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for CS4 to become free. Last Photoshop I used was CS3, and I remember it being pretty featureless and hard to use. This may be too basic, even for me. Guess I'll stick to my Gimp 2.0, as much as I'd rather not...
1269  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 07, 2013, 10:09:56 AM
@Mesh - I still can't believe how many gamers considered La Mulana one of the best games ever. I never liked the freeware version at all, and the remake didn't look a whole lot better to me.

Also, how did they make the hints less helpful???

EDIT:

Beat the 5th Dungeon. Had to use restore points on those freakin' darknuts. They pretty much drove me insane.
1270  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What hooks you to a story? on: January 06, 2013, 08:57:58 PM
Pacing, sometimes likeable characters.
1271  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGz you want HD'd/Remade on: January 06, 2013, 05:03:18 PM
It's not on the VC. Nor is Gargoyle's Quest II. Really wish they were on there, though.
1272  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 06, 2013, 09:52:41 AM
I could never finish Ocarina of Time. I always got stuck on the Shadow Temple. :(

Speaking of Zelda, I've been playing the original Legend of Zelda. Just cleared the Third Dungeon (That boss was a piece of cake with a well-placed bomb or two). I think the fourth one is by the south-east Corner...right?

EDIT: Nope, it was near the middle of the Map. Beat that dungeon (Boss wasn't so bad once I found out his weakness was the necks), got two extra heart containers, and now I'm off to the 5th dungeon on top of the mountain.
1273  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGz you want HD'd/Remade on: January 06, 2013, 09:18:45 AM
Rumblings? It's already official.
1274  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 06, 2013, 08:56:41 AM

At least it comes with a bunch of extras, like the Parallel Works stuff and the Movies, but still...wow...
1275  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 05, 2013, 11:21:31 PM
Oh yeah, Mickeymac's question.  I don't actually know what you've seen already, but in terms of short-but-good series a couple that come to mind are Kokoro Connect and Another.  Kind of on opposite ends of the spectrum, though.

Oh, I haven't finished anything from last year, so it doesn't matter if I've seen any off it or not, I'd just use that as extra incentive to finish it. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
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