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1501  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 13, 2013, 03:11:11 AM
I feel like the implication is that, if you're ever content with your job, you're doing it wrong -- if you're NOT trying to constantly get promoted, then just quit, because you have no place in the workforce.

That article makes me stress about my career and I don't even want that kind of job! D:
1502  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: September 11, 2013, 11:10:54 AM
That's... weird. They're there, so you might as well use them, right? And Xillia is really generous with the good stuff; there's nothing you can't buy.
1503  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: September 11, 2013, 10:41:12 AM
Leia is great because she gives you extremely cheap all-party heals. The things that girl can do with just a single life bottle... Her item-related skills helped me get through some of the toughest boss battles. As for regular battles, Leia has some of the best victory thingies. I kept her around just for that.
1504  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: September 11, 2013, 03:21:04 AM
After Jude which I played through the whole game, Elize was the second easiest in the arena.
She's bulky, she has pretty good HP for a mage, she has useful combat artes, 2 great offensive spells and 1 of them can insta-death at really good odds with Teepo ON.

Ever tried Teepo Copter? Jude wouldn't give me any time to cast decent spells, so I Teepo Coptered my way to victory. Very amusing.

In general though, I think it's safe to say spell casting times have been cut significantly (I remember *attempting* to play as Jade and Genis....it was terribad for these long waits).

I played as Genis for most of Symphonia, but that worked out really well since I was player 2. The AI doesn't know how to take advantage of elemental weaknesses, but I do. And since I didn't need to see what I was doing (most of the time anyway), it was fine when the camera ignored me. In some battles I controled two mages at once. Dual weilding is fun :D
1505  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 10, 2013, 05:55:39 AM
I decided to worry about stupid little things for a bit: winter is coming and I need a new scarf. Of course it's going to be handmade, but I have no idea what type of scarf I should make. I haven't even decided on the colours yet. But I do know it needs to be able to compete with my friend Lea's BFS. That doesn't mean it has to be 12 feet long, but I do want something that stands out...

Worrying about this kind of stuff is fun.
1506  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: September 10, 2013, 03:12:30 AM
Never had much of a problem playing Alvin. Sword too slow? Shoot things in the face. Variable Trigger and Pulse Shot are amazing. The first one is fast and pushes the enemy back. You can fight through a huge part of the arena with just that one move. If enemies aren't killed in one shot, there's a decent chance they'll be pushed over the edge. If not, fire again. He won't even need to move from the safety of the center. Pulse Shot is multihit and combos really nicely. The biggest drawback is his TP problem, but you get plenty of items in the arena and outside you can team up with Elize (sharing is caring!) or have Leia throw items at him (great way to get that auto-item title).

I played most of my second playthrough as Alvin and yeah, the guy deserves his own game. Or atleast a DLC chapter or something. I'd pay for that.


The last dungeon really comes out of nowhere and takes like 10 minutes without the cutscenes =/

I kinda liked it. The final boss wanted a fair fight, so it wouldn't make sense for him to try and kill the heroes with a two hour dungeon trip.
1507  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 08, 2013, 04:03:48 AM
If you can, then I am deeply sorry about your multiple physical deformities :*(

At best, I can imagine being Voldemort's long lost slutty niece can't be easy.

That may be true but I mean LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS DILF ACTION. And please note that his crotch is like the most well-lit area on that picture.

Well, that's many women don't mind men on the cover. They're often quite nice to look at. Why complain about eye-candy, right? :D

Which is why I think it's weird there aren't more women on videogame covers. Most guys like looking at pretty girls, don't they?

Weirdly enough, Japan is a bit better about it than most countries. For instance, those Atelier games can be rather... you know... but the girls are on the cover of their own game and instead of looking overly cute or sexy, they're showing off some alchemy stuff (well, usually anyway, there are some exceptions - like Meruru). Relevant, natural active poses instead of butt shots? That's great! And while I'm certain those games are mostly played by men, I often love the cover designs. My first reaction to Atelier Ayesha's boxart was basically "OMG, look at the pretty colours! Her dress is so cute and flowy! Are those ruins? I like exploring ruins!"

1508  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 08, 2013, 03:24:46 AM
If I'm reading his lips right: "What the hell?"
1509  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 07, 2013, 03:48:35 PM
Well, I mean, what's the reason women want girls on the cover? Isn't it for them to have a character to relate to, thus making companies put what would appeal to their target audience? That's why Mass Effect 3 had both female and male Shepards on the cover, because BioWare knew it was a series with an even split in terms of fan gender.

I dunno, a person having the same gender is not enough for me to relate to them (and I hope it's the same for plenty of other girls). Besides, the way half of the girls on videogame covers (especially the ones aimed at younger players!) are portrayed is kinda disturbing. Let's say I'm 9 years old, should to relate to these girls?

Should I think 'Wow, they look so sexy, I wish I could be like that!'?

I hope not.

Here's the reason women want more women on videogame covers: A heroine deserves a spot on the cover of her own game (without being sexualised in a desperate attempt to appeal to men). Elizabeth plays a huge role in Bioshock Infinity, you could say she is as important as Booker. Those two should have shared the spotlight if you ask me.

Of course, we'd first need more games with female protagonists if we want to see a real difference...
1510  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 07, 2013, 06:06:15 AM
I think the game we're all talking about it Bioshock Infinite :)

JRPGs are a whole other problem because it makes American focus groups wonder why you can't shoot anything.
1511  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 07, 2013, 02:12:51 AM
as a female most of the things i hate that in turn make me hatedislike men are more social issues that can only changed over time. like relegating a female to the back of a game cover because it would supposedly sell less if she was anywhere on the front.

That makes me dislike the marketing folks, nog men in general. And the focus groups, maybe. I wonder what's happening in those heads...

"So, bad-ass dude or hot chick... If I say hot chick, they might think I'm gay for liking girls' games. Better pick the dude. Yeah, I should totally prefer looking at guys, that's the manly thing to do!"
1512  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 06, 2013, 03:05:09 PM
Number 30 ran up a wall. There are videogame characters that can't do that, but that little bunny can.

1513  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 04, 2013, 10:15:48 AM
Agent D., looks like our situations are pretty similar. I don't know how much it will help: but I understand. And I admire you kinda have a plan to change things. I haven't gotten that far yet...
1514  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 03, 2013, 03:57:21 AM
Gonna give Radiant Historia another go. For those who've played, about how long would you say it is?

45 or so if you want to do everything. It's well worth doing everything.
1515  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2013 on: September 03, 2013, 03:27:20 AM
Not in order:

Grandia III
Ni no Kuni
Atelier Ayesha
Tales of Xillia
Final Fantasy XIII
Fire Emblem Awakening
Project X Zone
Pikmin 3
Corpse Party
Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
Defenders of Oasis
Mario's Picross
Picross e2
Picross DS
Mario's Super Picross
Animal Color Cross

Total: 17

Yes, I admit it. I have a severe Picross addiction. Leave me alone... D:
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