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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 09, 2015, 02:40:50 AM
So, was he like, really drunk or something?

If so, that's something I can imagine. The funfair is in the next town over and my dad is one of the people in charge of making everything run smoothly. The fair people didn't give him much trouble this year, but local drunks... yeah. It's not uncommon for the police to be called before noon.
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 08, 2015, 05:03:00 AM
No matter how I look at it, that's blue Link. If the game is ever released over here and I get to name him, his name will be Blink.
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: July 08, 2015, 04:14:46 AM
1. Long Live the Queen
2. A Bird Story
3. Choice of the Deathless
4. Child of Light
5. The Sacred Tears TRUE
6. Reccetear
7. Fairune
8. Black Sigil
9. Summon Night: Twin Age
10. Time Hollow
11. Paper Mario
12. Touch Detective
13. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan
14. Atelier Shallie
15. Evoland
16. Adventure Bar Story
17. Mind Zero
18. Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman
19. Persona Q
20. Bravely Default
21. You Must Build a Boat
22. Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
23. Choice of Robots
24. Journal
25. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
26. Skyborn

27. Tappingo 2
Would you believe I was actually looking forward to this amidst all the E3 generated hype? Well, I was. I wanted a fun little puzzlegame and this was exactly what I was waiting for.

28. Ys: The Oath in Felghana
I think I played all the (newest) versions of the Ys games available in English now? Anyway, I'm sad to say this is one of my least favourite Ys games, which still makes it a good game relatively speaking, though. Each aspect of Felghana is overshadowed by another Ys game I played recently, for instance, I enjoyed the tower in Origin more than the dungeons in this one. On the other hand, Felghana didn't do anything wrong either, aside from a slightly slow start maybe.

29. Analogue: A Hate Story
I had my doubts because of the artstyle, but the story and the way it was told really drew me in. Reading all those letters offered a satisfying bit of voyeurism in the lives of people long gone. What I also really appreciate is that the game had the guts to stick to its social setting. You see, you're a salvager who just took a job to retrieve data from a abondonned colony ship that had been lost for hundreds of years. By going through the logs and talking to the AI, you find out something caused the clock to turn back to a Joseon Dynasty type of society. Women are seen as inferior and everyone on the ship thinks like that. Then there's this young girl from the modern era who wakes up in that society after hundreds of years of cryosleep. There's no enlightened character on hand that shares her modern views on life like you see in so many works of fiction, she's all alone in a world that considers teenaged girls little more than marriage fodder. Her story is one of the stories you can piece together by reading letters and diary entries.

30. Oreshika
Move over, Fire Emblem, Oreshika is the newest and best breeding sim! After your clan has been murdered and cursed, you find a way back to life with the help of the gods. Sadly, the lifespan of the clan members had been reduced to just two years, meaning they will need more than a few generations to exact revenge. So, babymaking! And again, the gods are happy to help out, resulting in some... peculiar children depending on the which ones you chose for the job. That's the time management part of the game, which also involves some minor town building and the like. The dungeon crawling part of the game has some roguelike elements. You can only spend a set of amount of time in a dungeon per month, meaning you need to be efficient. I didn't know what to think of the somewhat random dungeon designs at first, since something like that is no fun if you need to reach a certain spot within a timelimit, but the game handled it well. Layouts are often fairly easy to remember and there aren't any real obstacles between you and your destination. Overall, some of the planning involved was a hassle (there's one character that needs to be 'alive' for most of the boss battles), but since your clan gets stronger with each generation and there's no real time limit, the pressure is minor.

19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 07, 2015, 09:40:16 AM
I wouldn't mind a Phantasy Star V while we are at it.

Oh, and Suikoden VI. K thx.

Good news! I listed Suikoden along with Shenmue and Megaman Legends. A new Suikoden could be announced any moment now. (But it's probably going to backfire in some way, like, it'll be a mobile title or something.)
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 07, 2015, 03:02:04 AM
Here's some previews. I'm going to try and fit in most of these games in my next column. And then, we wait.

Chrono Trigger - Though Square Enix has been digging through it's history in search of games and series that still have a future, I doubt the Chrono series is among the chosen titles. Much of the talented that made Trigger and Cross possible has left the company in the past two decades, and it's hard to imagine Square Enix will ever be able to capture the magic without them.

Pets - I'm sorry, but with the weird weather we're having everywhere they won't last the summer. A heatwave will get to them. Yes, even the ones that went to live with a nice family on a farm. You'll never see those ever again.

Panzer Dragoon Saga HD, Shining Force - Can you imagine modern Sega making anything but Sonic games? As shit as half of them may be, they still bring in money. They have no reason to every make anything else ever. Heck, don't even expect classics to be ported to a Nintendo Virtual Console!

Metroid Federation Force - Nintendo is stuffing all its Metroid resources into this one title. If it succeeds, they'll never try to make a proper Metroid game again, because why would they?

Mario Universe - With the 2D games as succesfull as they are and consumers soon possessing the tools to make them themselves, Nintendo no longer feels a need to develop Mario platformers. All we'll ever going to see now are Mario sports games. Don't worry, you'll love Super Mario Fierljeppen!

If I unpredict more than two things correctly, I demand an imaginary cookie for my efforts!

21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 06, 2015, 01:03:02 PM
If I were into conspiracy theories, I'd be convinced the game industry is toying with me.

Article: Forget about Shenmue, it'll never happen! Move on with your life!
Industry: Now on kickstarter!

Same article: Megaman will be stuck on the moon forever!
Industry: Spiritual successor!

Article: It sucks that Virtue's Last Reward ends with a cliffhanger and no sequel in sight.
Industry: Totally working on it!

Article: Dragon Quest VII is cool, but the remake will most likely not be released here, so, eh, maybe play the original?
Industry: Announcement!

Article: Looks like tri-Ace is screwed.
Industry: Guys, we're making Star Ocean 5! It's gonna be awesome!

Either I'm terrible at my job or I should figure out some way to make money from this. Like, is there any game you want? I can write an article about how it's not gonna happen and then it's totally gonna happen.
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 05, 2015, 01:21:39 AM


I'd swear that the first image came right out of Wild Arms 2.

Looks more like DeeDee from Dexter's Laboratory after something went horribly wrong.

And right before kicking your parties ass as a secret boss in Wild Arms 2.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 04, 2015, 05:03:59 AM
I think I just convinced atleast three people to buy Oreshika while it's on sale. On one hand I'm sorta proud because I still got it, but on the other I'm kind of worried because most of these people aren't nameless readers. I hope they like it! D:
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 03, 2015, 03:33:18 PM
Blah, according to the news this heatwave is going to last till Tuesday and tomorrow may very well be the hottest day of the year. It's 28C inside and there probably won't be much time to cool down during the night, which means it may very well go up to 30C tomorrow. My bedroom has already hit 35, so the floor of my study is starting to look very inviting.

Oh well, atleast there's a storm to look forward to tomorrow. I hope it'll be one with lotsa rain.


Do the Dutch not believe in A/C?  Or does it just not usually get hot enough to need one? 

In Indiana 28-35C (80-95F) is pretty much every day from late may until early september.

AC in homes considered a real luxery over here, because you'd need it a few weeks a year total on avarage. And I guess AC in itself is considered rather wasteful. You just have to suck it up and wait for the heat to pass. Normally I wouldn't complain, but with a heat wave this long there's no real chance to bring down the temperature inside with just strategic window opening/closing.

So much window opening/closing...

It's like one of those puzzles in games.

In my case I:
1. Open up doors and windows at 10PM.
2. Stay up until midnight so I can get most out of my balcony door.
3. Try to sleep and wake up around 5AM to close the windows and curtains on the east side.
4. Try to get some more sleep before my bedroom heats up again.
5. Close window (and curtain) on the west side before 10AM.
6. Loop back to 1.
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 03, 2015, 02:58:32 PM
Blah, according to the news this heatwave is going to last till Tuesday and tomorrow may very well be the hottest day of the year. It's 28C inside and there probably won't be much time to cool down during the night, which means it may very well go up to 30C tomorrow. My bedroom has already hit 35, so the floor of my study is starting to look very inviting.

Oh well, atleast there's a storm to look forward to tomorrow. I hope it'll be one with lotsa rain.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 02, 2015, 04:39:39 PM
Wow. That thing is insane. It'll either be Zero Escape 3 or something equally Zero Escape-ish. (But please let it be Zero Escape 3!)
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: July 01, 2015, 03:23:46 PM
Looking for a recommendation again! Right now, there are two things going on for me:
1. Heat wave, which means I want to stay indoors and play games on a console. (Handhelds get uncomfortably warm in summer and my laptop isn't much better.)
2. I'm (sorta) playing Oreshika on my Vita and that has unusual/unfamiliar systems. I don't feel like playing another game that makes me learn new things. It's way too hot to learn new things.

So, what I want is a console game I can get into with an absolute minimum amount of adjusting. Looking at my 'to play' shelf, I figure these are my options:
Grandia Xtreme
Star Ocean 4
Sakura Wars ~So Long, My Love~
Blue Dragon
Enchanted Arms

Oh, and I'm just looking for reasons to play one of these games, they don't have to be good reasons. "Play Blue Dragon, because you need a reminder that Mistwalker never had much potential anyway" is good enough for me. 
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 01, 2015, 02:57:44 AM
Somewhat relevant: in an interview with Hideo Baba we talked about archetypes and I acked why it's always the 'old man' and never the 'old woman'. He had some trouble answering that one, but eventually said that most Japanese fantasy games are build around sets of tropes. Kind of like how many western fantasy stories draw from Lord of the Rings, Japanese fantasy stories have theirs as well (he didn't mention any and I didn't have the time to ask for examples). So you've got this set of tropes and 'old woman' isn't one of them. He said he thought many users would find it weird, because they expect the heroes to be young, especially the women.
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria on: June 27, 2015, 02:35:09 AM
But J-rock pirate is the hero of the story. Does that mean she needs to love herself in order to thaw her frozen heart?

Hey, does anyone want to guess what 'the awful thing that happened is'? I kinda want to place my bet on 'sister died a tragic death' or maybe 'sister is in a coma'.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: June 26, 2015, 02:48:47 PM
1. Long Live the Queen
2. A Bird Story
3. Choice of the Deathless
4. Child of Light
5. The Sacred Tears TRUE
6. Reccetear
7. Fairune
8. Black Sigil
9. Summon Night: Twin Age
10. Time Hollow
11. Paper Mario
12. Touch Detective
13. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan
14. Atelier Shallie
15. Evoland
16. Adventure Bar Story
17. Mind Zero
18. Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman
19. Persona Q
20. Bravely Default
21. You Must Build a Boat

22. Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
For something with 'new' in the title this felt very old, nearly out-dated even. But I'd be lying if I said I hated it. I was in the mood for a dungeon-crawler and this was a dungeon-crawler.

23. Choice of Robots
This is one of those digital Choose Your Own Adventure type of books. Throughout my various playthroughs I conquered Alaska, had an unethical relationship with a journalist, lead a robot revolution, sorta created Skynet, made Chobits a reality, turned myself into a robot and much more. Time well spent.

24. Journal
Yay for unreliable narrators! I liked the presentation but I wouldn't have minded a little more interaction with the environment. The dev does get bonus points for including that bonus song that basically calls him a pretentious, beret wearing wannabe artist.

25. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Lovely locations and it was great how gameplay was used to tell the story and develop the characters, but... my hands hurt ;_; Apparently my hands are too small to use the shoulder buttons and analoge sticks (X360 controller) at the same time.

26. Skyborn
The original price of $15 was a little steep for a RPGmaker game with so few original assets and a length of 10 hours or so, but I bought it during the Steam sales and for that price it was nice, well put together snack.
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