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1456  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Thread of people Dancing Mad on: July 12, 2011, 01:17:33 PM
I think they can get away with it since the 3DS is still new.  I look forward to this actually.  Like the previewer said, "any reason to turn my 3DS on."

It sounds fun to me.

I use my 3DS for DS games nowadays. It's probably why my backlog is shrinking at an incredible pace: I want to put those 250 euros to good use. Playing stupid 3DS for the sake of playing 3DS is just, well, stupid.
1457  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: the otaku is killing japanese rpgs on: July 12, 2011, 01:14:20 PM
Yeah, or a discussion about how and why certain trends such as moe made their way into games, that would be interesting too.
1458  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: emotional RPG's ? on: July 12, 2011, 01:03:13 PM
It's not really really sad. Mostly. Maybe.

The world ended in the most peaceful way imaginable. People went to bed thinking the world would be a much better place in the morning, but instead everyone died in their sleep. Most died without feeling the impending doom. A soft, painless death. Okay, of course it's still sad as hell, but there is also something poetic about it. Look at the opening. The world looks so serene. Beautifull even. That's what makes it scary. The whole world hoped for a better tomorrow and was united in death.

Opening movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlYFayYrVLc

Oh and Valkyrie Profile, the mermaid story may be the biggest tear jerker I've ever seen in a game.
1459  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: I'm done buying games! on: July 12, 2011, 07:36:14 AM
I also buy games I want when I see them cheap because I'm afraid I'll have to jump to hoops to play them if I wait too long. So far, I've been right on many occasions, I think it's worth having a backlog. Besides, I actually play through 90% of them eventually. I burned through nearly a game a week the past month. Oh and half of the other 10% I sell. Sometimes with a profit.
1460  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: firefox sucks on: July 12, 2011, 07:30:27 AM
Yeah, the memory leakage can be annoying.  I wouldn't be surprised if they try to do the each tab is its own process like Chrome does to cut down on memory problems, but we'll see.  I can't imagine that's easily done.

And to think I switched to Firefox because it was much more efficient than Explorer back in 2007. My laptop only had 64MB RAM, so every bit counted. Nowadays I have to restart it every so often, because the memory leakage slows down my new laptop to the point that it becomes nearly unusable.

I need to switch to a new browser...
1461  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: emotional RPG's ? on: July 12, 2011, 06:07:31 AM
Fragile Dreams (Wii). That game makes people cry. Not because the controls are awkward (we'll, there's that too...) but because the atmosphere (especially the feeling of loneliness) is so strong and the few people you meet during your travels truly make a difference.
1462  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: emotional RPG's ? on: July 12, 2011, 04:42:49 AM
strangely enough i never heard of drakengard .... is it good ?

The first one is like, I dunno, Dragonheart meets Nier? With insane alternative endings that would make the avarage MegaTen game look normal?
1463  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: the otaku is killing japanese rpgs on: July 12, 2011, 03:21:46 AM
i think we also have to keep in mind that in the late 80s and early nineties  anime wasn't about extra cute characters with big boobs chasing around a nerd.  Not that they didn't exist, but they slowly took over anime late 90s and beyond.  Early romance anime like maison ikkoku took realistic characters in funny situations.  It seems like the hits of the 80s and 90s were spammed endlessly by the japanese.  Oh my goddess/Love hina/tenchi/chobits, and a endless list on.   evangelion (sp?) spawned a number of confusing mecha anime.    Dragon ball Z spawned an endless amount of anime about fights and power ups spread over an entire season for one fight were nothing really happens.   

The Japanese story lines are being used over and over again because that is what their otaku audience wants.  I look at it and see the same thing again and again.  The otaku sees it and thinks, hmm, i wonder if the child hood friend will have memory loss, long lost relative,  have secret love, ect ect.  The otaku gets enjoyment just by seeing a new mangaka's take on the same story line that is used for every manga/anime, and Jrpg released today.  Its boring and they are putting themselves in a corner.   We sometimes think of japan as a friendly place for the anime nerd, but that really isnt the case. 

Dude, you need to read more manga, watch more anime and play more games. You haven't even touched the surface yet. It's like seeing some episodes of somewhat popular sitcoms about a stupid father, his attractive wife, three children and a dog, and concluding that every minute of American television is like that.

Read more manga. Watch more anime. Play more games.

For instance, some of the manga series I'm following right now are:
-Bunny Drop: a series about a thirthy-something girl who decides to adopt his grandfather's illegitimate daughter after the family has more or less decided to send her off to a orphanage. If you think this is some perverted story, you are a moron who's read otaku crap for way to long.
-Saturn Apartments: a slice-of-life series about window cleaners in space. Kind of. After ruining the planet, mankind decided to build a ring-system around it and move there. The story is about a guy who cleans the windows. Yeah, no weird moe shit there. Check it out at the SigIkki site and don't skip past the other series you see there.
-Kingyo Used Books: a manga about how awesome manga are. It's very sentimental, but it's basically about the joy of reading and sharing manga. Not a body pillow to be found.

You want anime? Try the noitamina series. Don't stick to the blocks reserved for adolescent males because that's where you'll find the fanservicy romantic sitcoms that were made to sell figurines with squishable boobies and bodypillows.

Games? Yeah, maybe you should stay away from Gust for a while. Pay some more attention to Atlus instead. There is a site attached to this forum and it has a review section. Go browse it or something.

In short: You're acting like a soccer mom. If you don't want otaku crap, don't golooking for otaku crap and complain that you can't see anything but otaku crap.
1464  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 11, 2011, 02:18:02 PM

It doesn't make any sense, but I feel a sudden need to listen to Horizon by the Arrogant Worms...
1465  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Thread of people Dancing Mad on: July 11, 2011, 04:03:45 AM
... Yeah, I guess I didn't want to remember those...
1466  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Thread of people Dancing Mad on: July 11, 2011, 03:51:16 AM
So, what's next? Final Fantasy Kart? Final Fantasy Golf? Super Smash Final Fantasy?
1467  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: the otaku is killing japanese rpgs on: July 10, 2011, 03:03:35 AM
The genre has ALWAYS been about anime-style storylines, it just wasn't as apparent until anime became more relevant here and JRPGs hit stronger hardware, and to some degree it's merely reflecting the changes in anime itself.

That, and nowadays we're actually getting some of those otaku-oriented RPGs in English. Which may indicate that the market is growing instead of shrinking. That's not such a bad thing, is it? And if you don't like those games, you can always play something else. To outsiders they're all 'crazy Japanese anime games' anyway :P

1468  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Sony implements online pass on: July 09, 2011, 01:36:04 PM
SCEA responded to requests for comment this morning to clarify, saying this program requires customers to input a one-time use code to access a game's online capabilities, similar to EA's Online Pass introduced last year.

SCEE has the same system in place. White Knight Chronicles: Origins also came with a one-time use voucher for online play.
1469  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales Series on: July 08, 2011, 02:04:19 PM
The PlayStation 3 is region-free, but only if you're playing PlayStation 3 games. American PlayStation 2 games won't work on an European PlayStation 3 of vice versa.

1470  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 08, 2011, 01:38:26 PM
Went to opening day of the annual Kerinci Lake Festival, which highlights the local culture and dance in our regency here on Sumatra. Had a great time. Some of the costumes are amazingly intricate and colorful.

... Screw the guilds, this looks way cooler than our parades, shooting competitions and fairs. Although there was a Mario Kart wagon this year...

Nevermind, that Kerinci Lake Festival still looks much more interesting.
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