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1276  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 13, 2012, 11:49:22 PM
I really wish I could get into some Mecha stuff.... I mean there is soooo much of it, I'm sure boat loads of it would really do it for me but all the ones I have seen I can't stand.... Code Geas and Gundam both fall into that category (though admitingly I've only seen a pinch of Gundam)... I loved Evangelion though... do you have any suggestions in that respect (meaning, more psychological and story driven and less "tech-ee" stuff)??

Raxephon (I'm not spelling that right) - I'll admit, I've only seen a little so far, but what I have seen was Evangelion done right, or at least done significantly better.

You might also like Aura Battler Dunbine and Escaflowne, considering your love of fantasy settings.

Most Mecha I've seen are story-driven, though, including nearly every Gundam, Dougram, VOTOMS, Layzner, maybe even Macross and Nadesico since I really dug the plots in those, though I'm really questioning Macross now. I'd say Code Geass is character-driven, though. Maybe it's just the ones I've watched, though.

And I'm not sure what you mean by "Tech-y". I'm guessing you mean stuff like in star trek where they're try to focus on the technology, throwing out terminology and explainations and stuff. But I don't think most mecha shows do a lot of that, unless I'm just forgetting a lot of stuff. Like, I've watched the original Gundam a thousand times, and outside of a few name-drops and a few references to the central scientific principle that sets apart the Gundam world, Minovsky Particles, they never really gave much of a focus to the tech stuff. I had to go to the glossary on Gundam Official to get most of that stuff...
1277  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon) on: September 13, 2012, 09:01:28 PM
I am still beyond excited for Tank! Tank! Tank!.

And I still think that game needs a better name. =P
1278  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Bayonetta 2....... on: September 13, 2012, 08:57:02 PM
I'll buy a Wii U when this is released. It's not a launch game, so I'm sure there'll be a price drop by the time this is out. :P

They don't drop prices unless they absolutely have to usually.

I was actually half-joking, both about how quickly the last price drop came, and how long I think it may take for this to get released (the trailer showed absolutely nothing, I can only assume it's because they have nothing to show yet). I wouldn't be surprised if the Wii U did terribly enough that they need to drop the price within the first 12 months, though. All the signs seem to point it, as far as I can tell.
1279  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Bayonetta 2....... on: September 13, 2012, 08:41:41 PM
I'll buy a Wii U when this is released. It's not a launch game, so I'm sure there'll be a price drop by the time this is out. :P
1280  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon) on: September 13, 2012, 08:15:06 PM
This kinda sucks. I was all excited about the Wii U after they showed off some of the games, but that price is a tad steep. I'll wait for either a sale or price drop.
1281  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 13, 2012, 06:09:51 PM
@Ranadiel

I can pretty much guarantee you Wing won't stack up to SEED or Code Geass. Heck, as much as I like those shows, they probably wouldn't hold up well under scrutiny. I don't like analyze the shows I watch, I just sit back and enjoy, so when Gundam Wing has lots of problems that are obvious even to me, I think it's safe to say that it's not that great.

I mean, I still enjoy Gundam Wing - I've rewatched it twice in the last 12 months - but it lacks character development, most of the characters are either stupid or insane (despite glorifying them), the fights are mostly boring and lacking intensity, it lacks pretty much any attention to detail...really, I found very little to praise. It has it's moments of brilliance, but they're kinda rare. It does have a great soundtrack, though, and I love the mecha designs; Duo is still a fun character, despite nearly as crazy as everyone else, and I still love that scene where Heero blows up his Gundam, even though I still think he had plenty of other options.

It's not all bad, but if you're like me and remember it as being this really awesome show, you'd be in for a pretty rude awakening. I'm just hoping to knock down your expectations a good couple of notchs so if you ever do watch it again (it's all available for free, legal streaming on Crunchyroll right now, btw), so you won't be nearly as disappointed and bitter about it as I've seen a lot of people be.

I watched episode 21 of Hyouka today and there's a scene where they go to an arcade and play Virtual On.  It made me so friggin happy, 'cause Virtual On is probably my favorite arcade game ever but it never seems to get any love (it's practically unheard of here, but I don't think it was especially successful in Japan either...).

<3 I'm happy to hear that, too. Virtual On is fun, but despite what SEGA tries, it never really does that well as far as I know.
1282  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 12, 2012, 08:09:12 PM
You could always talk about anime you like, I guess, since you're new and all.
1283  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: .Hack on: September 12, 2012, 08:03:39 PM
I really liked .hack//SIGN. It's storytelling was different, but it played its themes well, and that's what appealed to me the most.
1284  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 12, 2012, 07:59:38 PM
Oh so the movies are compilations? If that's the case I'll just watch those then, don't think I'll be missing out on anything special for not seeing the TV series right?

Also I saw one episide of "Place to Place" (or "Acchi Kocchi"). Is not terrible but it isn't anything special either for a slice-of-life show. The "story" is tha-- no wait, Wikipedia has a good summary of the story so here it is:

"The serious-minded Tsumiki and the pure-hearted Io feel they never want to be parted, but haven't become a couple yet. More than friends but less than lovers, they develop an awkward quasi-romance."

Mix that with animu jokes and your classic high school setting and you pretty much know what the series is about.



That sounds very annoying. And there is a third movie coming out, btw, and it's confirmed to be an all new story: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-08/madoka-magica-film-project-to-be-trilogy
1285  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 12, 2012, 03:20:19 PM
They just did two compilation movies. Perhaps a sequel movie is next?
1286  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 12, 2012, 12:29:12 PM
That looks rediculous. If it was a movie I'd totally watch it. Not too sure about a full series being like that, though. Even only 26 episodes could be a little too much for me. It does look kinda silly and plots like that tend to get repetitive very quickly, and I've only found 2 shows like that that could really hold my interest.
1287  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Andriasang is closing :( on: September 11, 2012, 10:53:45 AM


I really do hope someone else takes up the reigns. They really were the best source of Japanese news the industry had.
1288  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 08, 2012, 08:49:43 PM
I liked Mega Man ZX Advent, though I remember it being rediculously difficult, even when I was still good at action games. I guess it was no harder than the Zero games, though.
1289  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What if classic RPGs were remade with 'modern standards'? on: September 08, 2012, 10:33:02 AM
I actually hope it is a remake of Secret of Mana. I was just thinking yesterday about all the little flaws the original had that ended up holding it back for me. Most of them were fixed in Seiken Densetsu 3, though, so if it was a port of that game, I'd be fine with that, too. As for a new game...not sure how I'd feel about that. Legend of Mana was the last one I enjoyed. :/
1290  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Guilty Pleasure Movies on: September 07, 2012, 04:37:54 PM
Heck, I still unreservedly love the Transformers Movie. It's a heck of a lot better than anything Bay has put out.

I agree. Watched it 2 or 3 years ago, before Hollywood Video went out of business, and it was surprisingly good.

@Fadedsun - I liked Clueless more than I care to admit, too...

Actually, I have a lot of Guilty Pleasure TV shows (Dragonauts, Sailor Moon, Totally Spies, That's So Raven, etc.), but very few movies I can think of.

Oh yeah, I really enjoyed the Holloween movies they used to show on Disney channel. I forget what they were called. Something about witches. They weren't very good, but I had a lot of fun with them.
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