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1516  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: September 02, 2013, 05:28:51 AM
It screams 'Bravely Default: For the Europeans'. I'm hopeful.
1517  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: September 02, 2013, 03:08:31 AM
I have this friend, Lea (pronounce as 'Leia'), who acts just like Leia. Lea's favourite clothes are also similar to what Leia wears in Xillia 2 (same style, RL colours). She's a cosplayer, so I've been trying to get her into Tales of Xillia. Sadly, she doesn't play games that often...
1518  Media / General Games / Re: Mighty No. 9 is not Mega Man on: September 01, 2013, 01:27:11 PM
No. 9? Just call it 009 while you're at it <_<
1519  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Bring back RPGBoards on: August 31, 2013, 10:46:35 AM
Dancing hamsters? I hope the answer is dancing hamsters.
1520  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 2DS on: August 28, 2013, 01:39:58 PM
I bought my PS3 from a parent who mainly used it to let his kids watch cartoons on dvd...

I wouldn't call gaming systems toys either, but many parents (and their children) treat them as such. Oh well, it's their money, I guess...
1521  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 2DS on: August 28, 2013, 01:03:29 PM
I think they're trying to target younger gamers with this thing. It'll be an easier sell for parents if their kids want a handheld.

Looking at it that way, the design makes so much sense. I've seen way to many kids snap their (3)DS in two, because being careful with a $170 toy is apparently too much to ask.

BTW I'd say cheese.
1522  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 22, 2013, 03:54:47 AM
I agree it's a slog towards the end, but I never had that much trouble with Project X Zone. It took me 45 hours to finish, with some of the later fights taking 90-120 minutes to complete. I leveled units evenly and never had much trouble keeping them alive. The game is very generous when it comes to handing out low level items. Since you can use as much as you want in a single turn and on any allied unit on the map, it's very easy to get units back to safe health levels.
1523  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: August 21, 2013, 01:38:33 PM
And in Persona 4 (Vita/anime) Matt Mercer is replica Troy Baker.
1524  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: August 21, 2013, 01:19:04 PM
That's what I did! It goes really well with the custume you get for completing her storyline. Add some elf-ears to make her even more spirit-like.

As for DLC costumes: for some reason I don't really like having the characters cosplay other characters. I mean, it's bad enough half of the VAs voiced Tales-characters before or sound just like VAs who did (I'm looking at you, Matt Mercer!). Add cosplay in the mix and my brain might explode!

I did consider making Alvin walk around in his swim outfit for half a second, but I realised that would make me as much as a creep as Ivar.
1525  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Dumb Laws (the site that never fails to amuse me) on: August 21, 2013, 06:36:05 AM
It is legal to smoke pot, buy it, or have less than 5 grams with you.

They forget the dumb part of the law: it's legal for coffeeshops to sell pot, but there is no legal way for them to aquire pot to sell.

Prostitution is legal but the prostitutes must pay taxes like any other business.

Wait, how is that dumb? Just because morals vary doesn't mean this law is dumb.
1526  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 21, 2013, 06:29:43 AM
Finished Project Cross Zone.

So did you enjoy it? I'm very seriously considering picking this up before I go back overseas.

The battlesystem was nice combination of strategy and button bashing, and it's extra fun if you know most of the characters. However, final third of the game the battles just drag on and on and on... Not much variation either. One you get your final attacks you'll be performing the same combos over and over and over again.
1527  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: August 20, 2013, 10:13:16 AM
Oops, good point!

But now I'm wondering
is Alvin's redemption (or attempt at it, I mean, wow, that guy really sucks at life) really a spoiler? Traitors don't usually die in Tales.
1528  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: August 20, 2013, 03:53:45 AM
I feel like this is the Tom Hiddleston (Loki) situation all over again. 

It is, there's no denying it. But in Alvin's defence: he's a bit less of a failure than Loki.

I like to think Alvin NOT betraying you was the plottwist. I mean, the moment you meet him it's pretty obvious he's not to be trusted. He doesn't even try to come up with some decent lies. You get to see him burn his bridges one by one. The real turning point it when he figures out he's been acting like a butthole and realises it might be too late make amends. He's lucky he has this whole bromance thing going one with J.D.... [i]Jude[/i], or I'm pretty sure he'd have been kicked out of the party. ("I like to think Alvin understands my feelings." Seriously, Jude? Seriously?)
1529  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: August 19, 2013, 03:42:14 PM
To be fair, if karma does exist, he'll probably won't notice it until he starts his next life. Odds are he'll be reincarnated as some kind of bacteria you find in dog turds, or something.

That said, I like Alvin.
He seems like unapologetic traitor, but he doesn't actually want to see the people he likes get hurt. He's indecisive and screws up again and again, but he helps the others just as much if not more. And when he finally figures out he can't and shouldn't continue living the way he does, he tries to make amends.

(So, yeah, basically he's a badboy who needs a hug and I guess I just can't resist those charms <_<)

As for the other characters, what bothers me is that much of their development is so easy to miss out on since it's not part of the main quest. It feels like bad storytelling at times. Of course, that all ties in with the game being rushed out to meet the deadline. If it hadn't been the anniversary game, it might have had much more content.

1530  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: August 19, 2013, 02:29:18 PM
If you happen to love the characters, you'll love Xillia. That's how it usually goes, isn't it? They're really what makes every Tales game different. The stories are often very similar and/or have similar plot twists and a bad Tales battlesystem is still a more fun than what you'll find in most other RPG's. So it all comes down to the characters.

It's the main reason I prefer Abyss and Vesperia over, say, Legendia and Graces.
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