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1321  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 18, 2012, 06:56:24 PM
Thanks for the update, Klyde. I was mostly in it for the odd themes and, oddly enough, the dancing (wanted to see how that was worked into the action). Personally I wasn't disappointed in those areas, but I don't remember the characters being that good either. I remember liking the story, but that have been more do to the themes than anything else. Hope you find the second half more enjoyable, at least.
1322  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SRT:OGs2 or EX Troopers + Metal Max? Import Recommendations on: December 17, 2012, 12:34:02 PM
Thanks, Lard, I ended up going with E.X. Troopers (and just EX Troopers, I couldn't decide between the two Metal Maxes so I said screw it to them). I still want Original Generations 2, but I figure it'd be best to wait until sometime next year.
1323  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 16, 2012, 08:51:30 PM
Men in Black 3

Very impressive movie. Between MIB2 and my cynicism towards reboots and revivals, I was prepared for the worst, but it actually turned out to be pretty good. It was funny, it was great to see the character dynamic back, the writing was good most of the time, and the action was clever and well-done. I also loved all the twists, even if a few felt forced, particularly the last one. Visually, it was everything I could hope for from a MIB sequel, and the score was very memorable, even if the vocal songs kinda sucked. The only thing I'm really disappointed in is that they didn't introduce any particularly interesting characters, but at least they didn't introduce any annoying ones. Speaking of which, a part of me misses Frank, but after spending so much time with him in MIB2 (IIRC), I think that's for the best.

Oh, and they didn't introduce any particularly interesting weapons, but I'll live.

So overall, it was a pretty good movie, IMO - certainly one of the best series revivals I've seen in the past few years, and a welcome addition to the series. I just hope we see some new characters if they do a Men in Black 4, maybe do a whole different branch or something. After this, I don't think they can do anything more with these characters, and I mean it this time...
1324  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 14, 2012, 10:03:56 AM
Also, what happened to mech shows? I love mech shows =(
Are they really not popular anymore or something?

Seems they're saving them for next year:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/12/12-1/video-sci-fi-action-on-display-in-latest-majestic-prince-anime-preview
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/12/13/video-gundam-studio-shows-off-new-mecha-anime-valvrave-the-liberator
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/12/14/video-first-suisei-no-galgantia-sci-fi-anime-preview

Granted Mecha may not be the focus for that last one. But the Gundam remake may be coming next year as well, plus there's the Gundam UC OVA (ep. 6 scheduled for March, last ep could probably make it before the end of the year) and the Code Geass OVA (episode 2 is also coming in March and ep. 3 could come out before the end of 2013, too). IMO, that'd be plenty if it all works out. And if they all turn out really good, even better.
1325  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SRT:OGs2 or EX Troopers + Metal Max? Import Recommendations on: December 13, 2012, 09:28:43 PM
im on stage 47 of srt ogs 2 if you have any specific questions.

How easy is it to understand the new systems without knowing a lot of Japanese? I know I can look at guides, but still...I'd prefer not to. I got through most SRT games without looking up anything, and did pretty well at them, too.
1326  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Crimson Shroud - Matsuno's Newest Game on: December 13, 2012, 09:22:38 PM
I'll be getting it next week, along with Denpa Men. It'll be a hard wait, though.
1327  Media / Single-Player RPGs / SRT:OGs2 or EX Troopers + Metal Max? Import Recommendations on: December 13, 2012, 04:57:45 PM
I'm thinking of importing a game or two as a late present for myself (Because why not?), but can't really choose between getting Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations 2, a series which I love and have a couple imports of already, or EX Troopers, a game which I recently tried out and had a blast with, along with a Metal Max game (either 2 Reloaded or 3, leaning towards 2 since it's cheaper). The total comes out the same, give or take. I have little experience with Japanese, but that's never stopped me before and I've already found guides for these games, so I think I'll be good there.

Does anyone have any suggestions on which would be the better buy?
1328  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square-Enix is teasing something. on: December 10, 2012, 12:12:39 PM
If it is Star Ocean, I just hope we don't spend too much time putzing about in Medieval settings yet again...
1329  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: NEW MEGAMAN on: December 09, 2012, 10:42:44 AM
People are already finding reasons to hate Capcom for this on other sites, and their reasons have nothing to do with the Street Fighter aspect. It's times like this that I positively hate fans.


To me, that looks more like a fan game than this. And that's not a compliment.

Not that I think a crossover with an unrelated series makes for a better celebration of Mega Man's 25th year, but hey, at least it looks remotely professional, with better level design (at least from the snippets we've seen), boss design, visual design, music, etc.
1330  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: NEW MEGAMAN on: December 08, 2012, 05:59:38 PM
I'm all for it at least. It looks creative, I'm just worried about the level design...but it's free, so worth a shot no matter what.
1331  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 07, 2012, 10:41:55 PM
What do you think of Princess Tutu, Klyde?
1332  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 06, 2012, 07:38:19 PM
Outside of One Piece Film Z I'm not interested in anything else...

Was just about to say that. Actually, all the movies seem at least somewhat interesting, but One Piece will probably be the only one I'll end up watching (though I may wait until Funi releases it). This is probably the worst I've seen it since I started paying attention to the Japanese seasons two years ago, at least for my interests...granted I don't think that list included continuing shows that didn't have a season-based name change...

And whatever happened to Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin? We haven't gotten so much as a trailer since it's announcement in June of '11.

Anyways, I spent most of my anime time last month watching One Piece. I went from episode 210 to 352, albeit skipping about 25 episodes of filler, recaps, and non-canon specials. Still, that's 100+ episodes in a very short span of time. At the very least I enjoyed it all, so I have no regrets. As good as this show is, it's getting very hard to convince myself to make it through to episode 381 (when this arc ends), so I'm trying to figure out something else to watch, even though chances are I'll just go without anime for a while. If I do do figure something out, though, it probably won't be a Shounen action-adventure. I think I've seen enough of those for a long while.
1333  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Black Friday.. or "almost black" thursday? Game deals.... on: November 23, 2012, 03:18:29 PM
Just grabbed the AC Playstation Vita Bundle on Amazon for $179 just a few minutes ago. It just started and is supposed to last all day, but it might go quick...
1334  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Okami HD on: November 06, 2012, 06:40:57 PM
Maybe I'm just good at drawing stuff in the air? I did used to draw on a chalkboard all the time. Either way, I don't recall having those kinds of problems except for a few times (but not enough for it to be aggrivating). Oh well, it'll be back to the stick controls for me with this version, anyways.
1335  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 06, 2012, 06:12:48 PM
I think Pokemon Conquest is the only Pokemon game that had /gameplay/ I actually enjoyed. I feel like the one on one battles in pokemon are really restrictive for single-player, in the main games.

I'll admit, I do enjoy the Double and Rotation battles more than the normal battles.
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