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46  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: No Man's Sky -or- Meet Yoda in the Stars. on: December 11, 2014, 05:01:24 PM
Of course I miss the best trailer. Thanks, Yoda. I can hardly wait to play this. I don't even care what you do in it. It could be the world's biggest walking simulator and I would spend hours getting lost in the stars. Seriously, bring it on!
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: December 11, 2014, 12:11:32 PM
Other suggestions: That version of Lunar is supposed to be pretty simple, but I also think I heard the writing was dry? You might know more on that subject than I would. Also: Breath of Fire is usually fairly simple from my experience, though I don't think I ever played any of BoF4...

I'm tempted to recommend Ys, but was that version better at explaining what to do than earlier versions? Because the earlier versions could be extremely vague.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: December 11, 2014, 11:50:47 AM
Grandia and Chrono Trigger get my vote. Grandia may seem complicated at first, so you'd have to walk her through it, but it does a lot of little things that I think somebody looking for an interactive story experience might enjoy, especially if they're expecting something lighthearted. Lots of dialogue, straightforward exploration, no random battles (IIRC?), and a battle system is complicated, but takes a while before you really have to know what you're doing, so you have plenty of time to learn the ropes. Suikoden might also be something to try, though the amount of missable characters might be a bit hard on someone new to the genre? But then again, maybe she won't worry about it if she's not already into the completionist mindset...

EDIT: Klutz has a point, too. Try introducing her to Point 'n' Click Adventure games like The Wolf Among Us, Sam & Max, and Ace Attourney. At the very least, I'd say give her more than just RPGs to try out. Puzzle games are also a fantastic choice for those who have yet to hone their reflexes. There's also simple platformers like Super Mario 64 to consider as well, though those won't have much story to them.
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 10, 2014, 07:43:53 PM
It's becoming clear that I'm in the minority. Look, I won't go on about this any longer. I just feel that since II is the better game in every respect, there's no reason to play I. That's just how I feel about it.

"What's the point of playing a series in order when you can just play the best game in a series?"

I actually said that back in 2010 on another site. In fact, I think it might've even been when I asked someone where I should start with Suikoden. Natually everyone said to me what has already been said in this thread. Unless the game is awful, there's something to be said about playing a good series in order and seeing all the little nods and connecting elements, and getting to see how the series evolves over time, especially mechanics-wise. Whenever I want to play a new series, I almost always start with the first game, and any series I started before I don't usually apreciate nearly as much until I play through the first entry. I suppose that may not work for everyone, and sometimes the first game really is bad, but just because another game is better doesn't nullify another good game.
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 10, 2014, 04:36:27 PM
Personally, I like a lot of the early Dragon Quest tunes. Pretty much all of Dragon Waarior 3's music was noteworthy, if you ask me, though sadly GBC music is hard to find on Youtube...
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 10, 2014, 04:10:01 PM
I've only played Suikoden I, but that had plenty of good development and storytelling. I was enthralled throughout. I'd say it's more than worth playing.
52  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 10, 2014, 12:36:21 AM
Yesterday when I went to the Library, one of the things I did was shamelessly walk into the kids section and see if they had Kiki's Delivery Service. I remember liking that movie as a kid, but I could never figure out why I liked it, since it was different from my usual stuff, and a lot of Miyazaki's movies don't work for me. They did have the movie there, but unfortunately, I forgot my card, so I couldn't get it.

Now today I see Nostalgia Critic's doing his Disneycember about Miyazaki movies, with Kiki's Delivery Service being the most recent one covered. Needless to say it solved the riddle as to why I liked it. Now I think I'll try to find some way to watch the full movie as soon as I can.

EDIT:

Hey, has anybody here read Bakuman and seen at least some of the animated adaption? I wanna know which would be the best to go with. I'm more of an anime person, the idea of reading a manga about people writing manga just sounds very intruiging...but if the anime is just as good, I might wind up watching that instead...
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 09, 2014, 10:44:05 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/theatrhythm-dragon-quest-announced-3ds

Next Theatrhythm game announced. This time in Dragon Quest-o-vision.

Call me when Theatrhythm Seiken Densetsu comes out.

[In order to express my enthusiasm, I attempted to find an image of a DQ slime drooling. Sadly, the internet has finally failed me. I then attempted to draw one myself, but the doctors said the results would give the world cancer. Therefore I've decided to settle for this. Enjoy]

54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 09, 2014, 08:16:44 PM
Are we anything alike?

Anime compatibility with Holykael1 is: High (76.6%)

Oh hey, we have 71.2% compatibility, though I still am in the process of sporadically updating my list...
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: December 09, 2014, 08:02:17 PM
Nah there's not enough genderswap incest vampire-reinterpretations for that.

I see somebody's been hitting the fanfictions again

56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Code name S.T.E.A.M. for 3ds on: December 09, 2014, 02:57:39 PM
Crap, looks like I got two things to get for my Birthday...assuming Monster Hunter 4 is March as well, which hasn't been confirmed yet like I thought it was...
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 09, 2014, 02:52:34 PM
Grim Fandango Releases on all platforms January 26th and Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition was also announced for PS4/Vita/PC/Mac/Linux
http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2014/2325.html

...well, I'm looking forward to them. From what I've seen and heard, they're funny point 'n' clicks with less irritating mechanics than the genre usually entails/entailed at the time (the genre's sort of moving away from the old ways recently).
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 09, 2014, 01:32:16 PM
We're talking about a franchise where you can play as a Raptor, a Panda, and 3 different kinds of robots. A cat girl shouldn't just be "not that big a deal", it should expected by now...

Quite frankly, as ridiculous as I think she is (and yeah, like you said, she "fits in" with the rest of the nutty cast; one where you can pick a badass boxing Kangaroo), I think to respond somewhat 'offendedly' with a "muscular skinhead character" to mockingly appeal to "Western tastes" is as silly as putting in a Japanese-kitty Idol to pander to the Japanese fans.  I personally think the idea of her is stupid (and annoying), it's not like Idol characters aren't saturated by Japan enough, but I think pointing fingers and cancelling a character [you can opt not to choose] is just as ridiculous -- whether in jest or not.

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh.....guess I'll be importing that game if he actually gets away with that...I don't like the meathead characters, they're usually grapplers or heavyweights, but Chloe looks more fun to use, albeit it kinda seems likie they just slapped together moves from different characters and called it a new character...hoping he just calms down, though.
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 09, 2014, 01:21:53 PM
AND A KANGAROO
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 09, 2014, 01:12:05 PM
We're talking about a franchise where you can play as a Raptor, a Panda, and 3 different kinds of robots. A cat girl shouldn't just be "not that big a deal", it should expected by now...
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