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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 28, 2014, 03:58:12 AM
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 28, 2014, 02:31:49 AM
At heart I'm a big kid with drink preferences you'd expect from grannies.

I'm nog even a big kid, actually. I'm barely taller than the avarage 13-year-old...
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Maxx plays FFXIII - based on a true story [SPOILERS!] on: September 27, 2014, 05:04:24 PM
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I'm also starting to really dislike the battle system, the little control I have over whats going on is almost lost in the frantic pace of the battles and the constantly spinning camera.

The system is great during those fights that are long enough to actually control the flow of battle, the ones where you have to switch often to battle as efficiently as possible. Sadly, this means the battle system only gets to shine during boss battle and every other battle is kinda meh.

Oh, and it helps if you stop paying attention to whatever fancy shit the characters are doing and focus on the numbers and gauges.

(The battle camera in XIII isn't even the worst by the way. In XIII-2 it's like it's having a seizure and plans on sharing it with you.)

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The game is incredibly streamlined. Two stats, two equipment slots and some very linear maps and story progression. However, if I ware to treat it as its own game. Not an FF title, not even a jRPG but an experiment, it's not half bad.

I think that's the right attitude. I went in without any noteworthy expectations (I don't strong nostalgic feelings towards the Final Fantasy series) and had a good time.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Legacy on: September 27, 2014, 12:24:46 PM
Namco Bandai's not doing so bad either nowadays and there's also NISA. I think it's more a matter of when than if.

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I wouldn't count on Atlus to localize anything not SMT/Persona/Etrian Odyssey,

They publish other games as well, but Persona/MegaTen is doing really when I can imagine that's were they want to focus their limited resourches on. Still, doesn't mean there's zero chance...
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: September 27, 2014, 09:43:38 AM
Because that's what many of those options to. The one dirty reward I remember is on Cass' side. Basically you can ask the Dere (or was it Tsun?) Queen to have some dirty times right there and then. It's 5000 DP, I think.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: September 26, 2014, 10:14:32 AM
Some expensive options need to be selected to dive further and they aren't always embarrasing. Actually, most aren't.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 26, 2014, 10:11:05 AM
Hey, my sister has given female pets male names in the past. Her current dog (female) is called Levi, but also goes by Dom Ding (Stupid Thing), Honnepon and Dog.

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The hamster she had before that went from Erwin to Stinky.

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Rolo and Milla are doomed.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 26, 2014, 08:45:08 AM
That's why they (hey partner has a say in it too, sadly) want something short and fun to say. Rolo, Lulu, Mimi, Mocca, Coco, Lica, Milla... Names like that.

Either that or something related to liquor.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 26, 2014, 06:07:18 AM
This morning my sister send me an email titled 'Family expansion', so my first thought was: yay, I'm going to be a real aunt!

Turns out she meant they plan on getting two cats, two British Longhair sisters, and was wondering if I could think of good names for them. She wants a chocolate-related one for the chocolate one. Name of the lilac just has to sound nice together with whatever they called the chocolate one. I suggested Rolo and Lulu.

She approves.

Edit: Milla also sounds good to her.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: September 25, 2014, 02:19:57 AM
Synthesis in this game is some of the weirdest I've ever seen. Did you see the pained 'I don't want to be here...' expression on Delta's face? XD

11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 24, 2014, 02:31:06 PM
50 hours or so if you ignore most quests and don't bother exploring the areas, but I don't recommend playing it like that. Exploring all corners of the map is a big part of the fun.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Legacy on: September 24, 2014, 02:26:39 PM
Frog prince has fancy duds :D

I'm fine with this game going Super SaGa. I think I'll like playing something like that on a handheld.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 24, 2014, 02:07:44 PM
It has Fire Emblem. Fire Emblem is always nice.

And if you're getting slightly desperate there's The Last Story and Pandora's Tower. Pandora's Tower has a memorable story and setting, but there's not much else besides that. Gameplay is basically Zelda with nothing but a hookshot. Could be worse, I guess, hookshot's pretty cool afterall.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 24, 2014, 01:42:30 PM
Yeah, it got excellent reviews, but I have a feeling the game sold rather poorly. I see it in bargain bins everywhere and not counting forum posts I've never actually met someone else who's played the game.

I'd love to play a sequel...
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 24, 2014, 01:20:12 PM
It's one of those games that doesn't quite succeed as a game but is still a special experience in its own right. One of my colleagues went as far as giving it a 6,5/10 and then submitting it as his dark horse for the yearly top 10 (mine was Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes that year, I think). I can kinda understand why.

And now the game is pretty cheap everywhere, which certainly works in its favour.

On-topic: got a few endings in Ar nosurge (there are five in total, I think?) and consider myself done. I mostly enjoyed myself, though all those events in the synthesis shops were just too much (I think all four of them have like 50 each and it's not unusual to get like 10 in a row)! Battlesystem was barebones but fun. The localisation was a mess, though. Couldn't even decide on what to call some of the characters. Is it 'Cosal' or Korzal'? Ar nosurge doesn't have clue! There are even typos on the worldmap. But what bothered me most was something very Japanese: Nay's buttcrack. The costume is bad enough for a normal character, but Nay is also the Divine Empress and works in a restaurant. That's two jobs that should not involve clothing that has your butt hanging out! Oh, and did I mention she has the body of a 12-year-old? Bad Japan! Bad!
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