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16  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Monster Hunter 4 Early Access on: January 25, 2015, 08:06:15 PM
I've been playing this demo a lot since I got it. This game's definitely fantastic, and I can't wait to play the full game. They made some really good changes that I think would make the game much easier to get into.
17  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 24, 2015, 06:59:19 PM
I'm glad you were able to give a quick rundown of the games, Aeolus, but outside of Fire Emblem, I've played all those games quite extensively in the past, I just didn't really enjoy them before. ^_^; That said, thank you for the Myths & Monsters tips, I actually decided to start with the Kid Icarus franchise, but I skipped that one because I thought it would just be more arcade-yness like the original.

As for Kid Icarus, I first tried the 3D Classics version of the original because it has continues and saves. I still have no idea what I'm doing even in the slightest, but it's kinda fun? Not having to restart the entire game every time I die certainly is a major plus, at least. That was mostly what killed it for me before. However, I think I'd enjoy it more if I had some sort of manual to give me some idea what these doors are for, what the items I'm collecting are, etc. It's almost too old school for my tastes, but I'm sure I could very easily sort that out with a trip online someday.

I then tried Kid Icarus: Uprising, and now I'm sad I've been so harsh on this game before. I don't know, I think I was expecting something like Sin & Punishment only to get something that's more like Star Fox 64...with a ton more depth and replayability. Seriously, I can easily see why people like this game now - you could be playing this game forever, there's so much depth. The flying missions a very fun, and I like that you charge by not shooting, instead of having to hold down a button. (I think S&P2 did that as well?) Though, I still don't like the land controls at all - flicking the camera around does not feel nearly as fast and intuitie as it should probably be. I think there are control options, though, so I'll probably go there soon.

I should also mention: The voice acting sucks. Maybe it's not super-irritating, but the Voice Actors just don't sound like they're trying at all. I guess they're purposely trying to make it sound campy considering the dialogue sounds pretty silly, but I still think their delivery could've been a lot better. I'm sure I've heard these VAs before, and I'm certain they've done better in the past. I guess that's what annoys me the most about it...

Of course, I'm only on the fourth chapter, so we'll see how things go...I'm fairly certain I got to chapter 5 or 6 before I quit last time...
18  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: WiiU on: January 24, 2015, 05:00:13 PM
Anyone know anything about the wii games that are released on WiiU vc?

They're cheap for a while... and I want to get Galaxy 2 but I want to know if I can use the wii u gamepad or whatever or do I have to buy a wii mote w/ nunchuck

I know it's late...but yes, you still need the Wiimote. These rereleases will only be good for having the games digitally available at a decent price and you can skip a step getting into the game...convenient, but not the upgrade quite a few of us were hoping for...
19  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 24, 2015, 01:31:25 PM
Grinding in FFXI. I started as a Red Mage and now I'm level 12. Think I'll just start up the first Windurst mission I'm above the recommended level, and my White magic will be helpful there. (Though I wish I could use Fire Magic by now...)

Also, went back to Fates Forever on the ipad for a while. The game seems to have been tuned up quite a bit. I played enough to get some characters (I think I have 4 now, excluding the free ones they rotate around every week). For a game that's blatantly "League of Legend with Furries" it really does seem like they're putting a lot of effort into it. I'm surprised.

I also tried out my new Wiimote Plus by playing Wii Sports Club, and I like it. I tried Tennis, which I heard was really wonky, but it plays great. I got Bronze medal on my third try. Not back, considering how much I suck at actual tennis...

Mostly, though, I've been playing the Monster Hunter 4 Demo. I love almost every weapon. I can hardly wait to play the full game.

I need to get back to Dark Souls, though...but I also kinda want to try a few of the other games I wasn't too keen on before, namely the Fire Emblem series, the Kid Icarus franchise, one of the Mario Games (Probably SMB3), Skyward Sword, and The World Ends With You. Not sure which one I'd try first, though...
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 23, 2015, 10:28:27 PM

We all know who backed that one:
21  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 23, 2015, 08:44:07 PM
I don't know what's worse, the fact that I had to look up "Anzu", or the fact that I know who most of the Idol M@ster characters are without ever having touched an actual Idol M@ster product...
22  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Citizens of Earth on: January 21, 2015, 01:32:47 PM
The only genuine criticism I could find thus far are the glitches, but those can be ironed out in time. Other than that, it seems like I'm getting what I came for.
23  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 20, 2015, 07:57:49 PM
Oh no, I was just about to come in and say that I love how much you write about them. Seriously, I wish I had half the stuff to say about the games I play. Last time I wrote anything at length was when I finished Tales of Vesperia, and that ended up being a vague and jumbled mess. =( Unless I'm forgetting one...like Klutz, my memory's kinda troubled...it doesn't help that I post on two other sites, so I never remember where I wrote what...

But really, you're descriptive, you delve into interesting topics. Your posts are always fun reads. Sometimes I think we should have a thread specifically for talking about games we just finished so posts like those would be easier to find.

EDIT: Party like it's 1999, bitches!!!
24  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 20, 2015, 10:27:52 AM
Been powering through Log Horizon, almost done with season 1 now and THIS SHOW IS AMAZING!!

Really, I think what impresses me most (besides all the world-building and how it really gives me a sense that they're playing a real (and really cool) game) is how well it uses its slow moments. It's not a very action-focused series. In fact, there are a lot of slow episodes, but it always manages to keep itself interesting. It just feels perfectly paced. The action scenes are pretty cool, too, but they're rarely given much focus compared to the story.
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 20, 2015, 10:15:49 AM
I love its description, where it talks about its "abrasive writing style" and even puts "plot" in quotes. =P

Anyways, wasn't the Steam version going to be without the..."plot"...? EDIT: Oh wait, the devs are giving away free porn patches. /Okay then/
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Citizens of Earth on: January 15, 2015, 10:16:00 PM
Been looking forward to this since the Kickstarter demo. It sounds great, and I'm gonna try to get it when it comes out.
27  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: January 15, 2015, 07:56:57 PM
Finally got around to reading "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.  It was an entertaining enough read, but I'm not entirely sure why it's as beloved as it is.  Nothing interesting or unexpected or novel really happens and I pretty much guessed the entire plot within the first 30 pages. A bit too "feel good" for my particular tastes too, I guess.

I've been meaning to read that. Bought it 5 months ago? Someday...

Anyways, I've been rereading passages of Catch-22. This is still the best book I've ever read and I doubt I'll ever find one that hits my sweet spots like this one did. I love all the absurd jokes, yet even more I love how it all has a point in the story - a lot of things wind up tying together in the end.

Which reminds me, I need to finish:

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Alice in Wonderland
Animal Farm
Lord of the Flies
Hyperion

Also got Alchemist and Starship Troopers on the shelf to read someday...oh, and I still have to reread The Rats of Nimn someday, too. Plus a long list of books I don't have but would like to read someday...

...all of which would be a lot easier to accomplished if I actually liked reading...
28  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 15, 2015, 11:54:10 AM
Started watching Macross Plus. I like it so far. Might even watch the movie edit sometime after I'm done with the OVA version.
29  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 14, 2015, 08:52:29 PM
I only said those games because that was the first that came to mind? I just meant that I need to approach it like a game where death is expected and any sort of exploration is an added bonus, and character progression is more of a reward for your efforts rather than the expected necessary tools. Which is what I consider an action game - any game where skill trumps grinding and exploration. Anyways, whatever approach I'm using, it's working, so...

I haven't been "taking it slow" though. I don't need to. I've died so many times in these early areas before, I kinda know everything well enough to run through a lot of it? Got to the point where that stopped working pretty early in the Parish, though.

Anyways, Played some Inquisition and I'm pretty much in love with it. It's a nice counterpoint to Dark Souls, too. I haven't even started the first major quest, but I've accomplished a lot of side stuff just by exploring. You guys weren't kidding when you said this place was huge...I'm pretty lost now. <_<
30  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 14, 2015, 05:38:11 PM
^At least it was fun.

Anyways, started up Dark Souls: PtD, and I'm already in the Undead Parish. Took me a while to figure out how to get past that bull boss, though, and then a while to figure out how to kill the bull...mini-boss...btw, never knew I could use luring skulls to kill him in the nearby fire...that was helpful, whoever wrote that note...

I can't say much on the game because I still remember all of this so far, so it's easier than it would otherwise be. I will say it's very fun when you know what you're doing. But we'll see if that fun ends at some point...

Oh, and I also started Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. I love the changes, big and small so far. Only wanted to get the Shiny Beldum, and I ended up spending over 3 hours with it. I want to focus on Dark Souls and Dragon Age: Inquisition for now, though.
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