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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: August 01, 2014, 08:52:08 AM
I'm waiting for a Price Drop, too. I feel like the extra dow involved hurt my experience with SMT4, since I expected more out of it than what I got.
47  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: July 31, 2014, 06:50:49 PM
By chance I stumbled upon another Lapfox Mayhem song I liked, Rescue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_vEx_zj55s

Lapfox's music tends to be extremely hit or miss (with more misses than hits), which I guess should be expected from his scattershot approach to music (he splits his talent between 12 or so different styles, using different personas for each one), but this one really hit home for me. It's a decent song as is, but the lyrics really hit home for me, especially at this moment. It's almost therapeutic, even - I've been stuck in a rut for a long time, all the while yearning for the old days when I was, at least from my terrible memory, a better man. So hearing a song that's basically saying, "You're stuck in a rut, but if you want out, you gotta learn to let go of the past" comes off as immensely helpful. I might want to take that advice...

Also, @OrsonFury, thanks for reminding me about Angel of Salvation! I still gotta get that. It's on iTunes, actually. Better get on that.


EDIT: Listened to Adam's Song by Blink-182 this morning right before work. Big mistake. These kind of songs always hit way too close to home, but this one especially hurt. By the time it said "tell mom it's not her fault" I was practically balling right in the break room. Let's just say it makes me think of a lot of bad mistakes...
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 31, 2014, 01:34:53 PM
I'm less mad about it being an iOS game and more mad that it's an online, possibly social-based RPG, which tend to be really lame almost by their very definition. If they were actually putting effort into it as a singleplayer RPG, I'd probably be okay with it. RPGs tend to play decently with touch interfaces, since they usually don't require intense precision anyways.

EDIT: Or maybe I'm wrong. I see the Wikia page was recently updated and now it sounds...different from what I expected, though I'll still need a few more details. I guess I'll withhold judgment until I at least see some gameplay (and not just battles. What I'm worried about is how you travel)
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 30, 2014, 10:03:29 PM
Can't you use the classic controller with them?

Still needs a Wiimote, though. Yeah, you can't use the Gamepad for Wii games, unfortunately. Not even the Wii menu. Maybe someday they'll update it, but I don't see it happening anytime soon...

Can I use any of the Wii- U controllers to control wii games. I have the xbox-360 style controller for Wii-U

Sadly no. You'd think it wouldn't be that hard to impliment, but they haven't done it yet. :/
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 30, 2014, 10:57:06 AM
Can't you use the classic controller with them?

Still needs a Wiimote, though. Yeah, you can't use the Gamepad for Wii games, unfortunately. Not even the Wii menu. Maybe someday they'll update it, but I don't see it happening anytime soon...
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 29, 2014, 09:45:44 PM
College is depressing?  I enjoyed it way more than high school...

I'm talking more from what I've heard of Japanese colleges where it's really difficult to get into, fairly strict, a lot of people wind up in lousy living conditions, etc. Basically just something that a lot of people don't really look forward to.

...although my college experience was pretty similar to that, too...

Persona Office I could get behind, though.
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 29, 2014, 09:16:49 PM
Why? That would be f***ing depressing, unless it's supposed to be a horror game...
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 28, 2014, 10:36:46 PM
That was in 2006...when the PS2 had tons of 2D games and the PS3 eventually got stuff like Rayman and Disgaea...I don't buy that in the least.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 28, 2014, 08:25:20 PM
Kindom Hearts gets better once you're past Wonderland. That was a terrible level to put so early in, IMO. While being confusing as heck might be true to the spirit of Wonderland, that doesn't really change the fact that it's confusing as heck. Gameplay also gets more fun once you get more abilities, obviously.

Although the Gummi Ship levels only get worse...
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 28, 2014, 08:20:30 PM
On every forum I go to, there's always one person who would rather that nobody got to play a game rather than it be released as a download only title. That guy on the Nintendo forum who couldn't stand that the Ace Attourneys weren't released physically, nevermind that the used market has been killing the sales of the games since most people only play them once and sell them. That guy on the Playstation forum who couldn't stand that the PAL versions of Freedom Wars were download-only, nevermind that he could probably import a US copy for less than what his country would charge, even after import taxes.

You're being that guy, Lard.
56  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 27, 2014, 10:46:17 AM
My whole body literally trembled with glee when they finally announced the World Trigger anime. Easily my most anicipated anime since Hunter X Hunter 2011. Fall can't come soon enough!
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 26, 2014, 05:55:13 PM
I just noticed that Kevuda's age is marked as N/A. He is ageless. He is the Immortal. He is The One.
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 26, 2014, 05:42:42 PM
and it won't kill anyone to try and actually remember words in a different language than your own.

Unless it's French. Those vowels are lethal. :P
59  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 26, 2014, 09:29:04 AM
I guess in retrospect I didn't explain myself well enough. I kinda meant believability on the whole - setting, events, fights, characters, and story. Not sure why I said "Hard science fiction" though...Aura Battler Dunbine was fantasy and still managed to be believable for the most part. I just mean that I'm not ised to having to stretch my "suspension of disbelief" so far with mecha. I'm used to having characters who actions and growth make sense within the context of the setting and story. I'm used to battles having realistic tactics and limitations that stay consistant unless there's a really good explaination that effects all sides. And I'm used to the stories making at least some sense and don't spiral hopelessly out of control.

I know some older ones had some of these problems, too, but it just feels like there's been practically nothing in the last decade to off-set them outside of a few OVAs and Euraka Seven...
60  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 25, 2014, 09:36:18 PM

I've been looking harder than most, tbh. I hated Eureka Seven (despite doing a lot of things I normally praise with Mecha, it doesn't do them in a way I enjoy and does a lot of other things I don't like, too), and had a lot of problems with Code Geass and Gundam 00 as they're pretty much the poster boys for everything wrong with the genre right now. Gurren Lagann is full-on Super Robot and doesn't count towards what I'm talking about. Gundam Build Fighters is a myth.

Only ones I got left to check that might be promising are Macross Frontier and Overman King Gainer, but I've heard a lot of complaints about them, so I can't say I'm in any rush to watch them.
Okay, I have to ask what is everything that is wrong with the genre right now? Because I love both Gundam 00 and Code Geass (just rewatched all of Code Geass two weekends ago) and I am curious as to what makes you grumpy about both.

To put it plain and simple: They lack any sense of believeability. I know most mecha aren't exactly hard science fiction, but fuck at least they used to try, and some of them got damn close. Now it's like I'm watching super robot shows, where everything's just about how rediculous the escalation can get. One of the things I liked with Argevollen at least is that it feels like it's going back to basics, and I can't help but feel like that's the best way to go.

There's a lot more I could bang on about, but honestly I've banged on about this on every other site I go to pretty hard...I'm kinda tired of doing it. :/

EDIT: I should mention I feel like this is a problem with Sci-Fi anime as a whole, but it goes double for Mecha.
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