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1486  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 05, 2012, 04:00:48 AM
Ever since playing Ghost Trick and Tokyo Jungle, I kind of want a pomeranian. Fortunately, it always takes just a few seconds to remember they're stupid yappy dogs in real life.

Today I mentioned I have Suikoden I and II in my collection. Some kid thought this was the most amazing thing ever and asked how I got them, since they're so expensive on Ebay. I told him I bought them in stores when they were still available and affordable. He could not wrap his head around this little fact.
1487  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 29, 2012, 03:09:26 PM
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My favorite Dios story is his science project story, which is completely tame by RPGFan standards, but highlighted a broken education system.

I think I missed that one. I read the Oil of Clove and the army stories half a dozen time each, but science project? Nope, doesn't ring a bell.
1488  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 25, 2012, 04:37:19 PM
After several months of begging for point cards, I finally got enough Nintendo points to order this:



Isn't it glorious?
1489  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Folklore - How to switch folk? on: October 13, 2012, 08:46:11 AM
I'm in Ellen chapter one right and I just acquired that big bird thing.

Hey, so far I've seen two menu's (de status menu, and the one where you can check karma and the picture book), could there be a third menu hidden behind a button I haven't tried yet?
1490  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Folklore - How to switch folk? on: October 13, 2012, 07:41:22 AM
Just started Folklore, but my used copy didn't come with a manual and how I'm having some trouble with the menus. How do I switch folk?
1491  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A possibly overlooked reason for the downturn of JRPG's sold in the U.S.? on: October 05, 2012, 02:19:57 AM


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1492  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A possibly overlooked reason for the downturn of JRPG's sold in the U.S.? on: September 29, 2012, 02:53:10 AM
Disgaea is a terrible example.  It's almost intentionally confusing with all the different mechanics they throw in.  Certainly convoluted at the very least.  Not to mention that I wouldn't exactly recommend SRPGs as a starting point anyway.  But that doesn't mean that there aren't more approachable games out there, because there certainly are.

 I remember my first SRPG. I only knew RTS-games, so I couldn't quite figure out what to do by just looking at the screenshots. I did get the hang of it after playing a few stages. SRPGs are very abstract, but I think that might make them easier to understand, as long as you keep that in mind. If you go in expecting a action game mechanics, you'll be in trouble. Expect something like chess and you'll do okay. I got two people into RPGs with Disgaea. One of them even bought a PS2 for it. (Even after dying horrible, horrible death in Rhapsody on easy.)
1493  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A possibly overlooked reason for the downturn of JRPG's sold in the U.S.? on: September 28, 2012, 03:29:56 PM
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i think the barrier of entry is just higher for an rpg vs fps or whatever else.

I don't think I agree. An FPS is out of my comfort zone and every time I pick one up, I make myself look like an idiot. I'm sure I would get better at it if I played games from that genre more often. And I might, if I find that one FPS that pulls me in. I'm sure it's the same with RPG's. Find that one game and you're set.

My brother got started with Suikoden back when he didn't consider himself a gamer. I have absolutely no idea why he picked that game. It was 2001, you'd think it would look old and boring compared to some of the fancier 3D games. He just did. Ten years later, he's played most of the series, but he still can't pronounce the title correctly.

My sister is an even better example. She's not a gamer, no one would ever consider he a gamer. I don't think she knows what a RPG is and I doubt she'd be interested enough to learn. But sometimes she gets bored, really bored. She'll look through my games, pick something she's never heard of and play for hours on end. She got halfway through Lufia II within a matter of days because she felt like it. Two years later, she does the same with Breath of Fire II. Then Atelier Iris. She hasn't had many of these cravings since I moved out, but if my full collection was still within arms reach, I'd probably find her playing something like Etrian Odyssey or Sakura Taisen.
1494  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A possibly overlooked reason for the downturn of JRPG's sold in the U.S.? on: September 28, 2012, 04:27:21 AM
Yeah, the MegaTen games came to mind, but most of them get shortened to something convenient anyway. Just like no one says The Elder Scrolls before Skyrim, no one says Shin Megami Tensei before Persona, right?

Well, allright, some titles are pretty weird (like Ar Tonelico Qoga: The Knell of Ar Ciel, .hack//G.U Vol 1// Rebirth), but I doubt those game would have had mainstream appeal with shorter titles.
1495  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 26, 2012, 01:10:18 PM
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Tokyo Jungle

Is available on PSN for $15. So unless you see it on sale, it's probably not worth it.
1496  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 24, 2012, 04:47:30 PM
It's the same over here. Really dark and stomy. A few days ago thousands of birds were still happily eating harvest leftovers while nearly recreating scenes from The Birds. Now there are just some ravens left and even they have sought refuge in the ruins of the old windmill that burnt down a hundred years ago. Doesn't look omnious at all, nope, not at all!
1497  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 22, 2012, 03:13:08 AM
My experience:

"Dice, you look tired"

"Naw, naw, I just don't have any make up on!"

"Yeah... no, no you just look tired!"

"Umm... =(  I've been up late?"

What I usually hear:

"You look like a guy who looks like a girl."

"You ought to try crossplay!"
1498  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 22, 2012, 02:45:16 AM
When I was at a con some clowns were dancing around in Gangnam style everywhere and they kept bumping into me. One of those times I was handling a very pointy object. It was not fun.

For some time I thought the whole Gangnam Style thing was something that appealed mainly to the typical animecon visitor. Then, a few weeks ago, on the way home with my sis, it came up on the radio. She thought I was weird for not knowing that song had been topping the charts for days. I felt like a hipster.

1499  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Last Story - Out in North America on: September 19, 2012, 07:31:41 AM
They do very little damage if you have decent armour, so auto-attack is actually kind of useful there. If I recall correctly, I ate lunch during one of those battles.

Tomara just gained a level in badass.
You are awesome for lunch-boss-killing!! x)

I shouldn't eat while gaming though. It's a bad habit :(


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yeah i turned on auto just to see if it might be easier for me, it was actually worse. i think it might be an issue of armor i'm not really doing any side dungeons much or maybe i'm not doing the correct set of tactics

Ah, that makes. I did do all the sidemissions and the extra exp and materials are pretty useful. Some of those missions are pretty cool too. I really liked the haunted mansion where you have to chase the boss.
1500  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Last Story - Out in North America on: September 17, 2012, 04:05:40 PM
They do very little damage if you have decent armour, so auto-attack is actually kind of useful there. If I recall correctly, I ate lunch during one of those battles.
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