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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: May 03, 2016, 12:18:30 PM
How can you be all fluttery about her smile when Sophie's smile exists?

I like Soleil's confidence.

I do like Sophia as a character, though, and her cranky horse's antics make me feel kind of nostalgic. (The ponies at the place where I learned to ride were all little bastards. The one I usually rode, Liza, had a tendency to suddenly start walking backwards just for the heck of it. And the one time I rode Beetle, he turned a regular lesson into a rodeo. The instructor bought me a candy bar afterwards, because I set a great example for the others by not falling off. Oh, and Tranquil? That name was a goddamn lie.)
62  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: May 03, 2016, 07:08:57 AM
I don't mind Niles that much, but that's probably because his supports with Azura and Elise were some of the first I saw. With Azura, he almost immediatly drops the pervy act and their A support is basically them figuring out how to hold normal conversations (and why they aren't able to have them in the first place), and he gives some really solid advice to Elise.

BTW if you pair Niles up with Azura, Nina ends up with really lovely light blue hair. It suits her perfectly and I have a hard time imagining her with any other colour. (Unlike Dwyer. I accidently made him blond and it looked ridiculous. Total disaster. Benched him because I had a hard time looking at it. Instead I used Forrest, who was super pink that playthrough (mother was Felicia) and very deadly with a Flame Shuriken. I'm a terribly mother.)

Soleil... Urgh, her smile is gorgeous and I like how open she is about liking cute girls, but some of the convos ruin her. She pratically hits on her mother... (which would be Camilla in my case, so it's a pot and kettle situation, but still!) Soleil is like 20% pretty smile and 80% wasted potential.

Edit: really random thought: it always feels weird when Azura starts singing and the game is all like: this is about you! My family name literally means 'steel dunes', my ancestors named themselves after the things that help keep the water away from land. We're Dutch, keeping the water were it belongs is our thing! That song makes me feel evil...
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How to complete Radiant Historia? on: May 03, 2016, 03:23:45 AM
I see multiple options:
-use a FAQ to complete the remaining side thingies you need for the true ending (the other one isn't exactly bad, IIRC)
-just rush through the final boss fight and watch the other ending on Youtube (if it's there)
64  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: May 03, 2016, 02:30:38 AM
Not a danger for Female Avatars (outside of marrying Rajaht)

If I had options other than Rajaht, I would have considered missing out on Kana. However, Rajaht is just... no. I do not want to date that. Way too obsessive. She isn't even bisexual, she's avatarsexual.

Weirdly enough, while I sorta kinda prefer women in real life, I pratically always end up dating men in games. Personality-wise, most videogame women just aren't that appealing to me.
65  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: May 01, 2016, 10:16:08 AM
And... that was Revelation. It was generic. So, I'll review husbands instead!

Kaze: I read he leaves your party after a certain chapter if you don't get your support rank with him up to A, so I worked on that. Then I figured, meh, might as well marry him. It was okay. Kaze is nice and all, but too serious and doesn't appear to have any strong feelings outside of his loyalty for you. Boring. Then he started to get really bad level-ups, to the point were he started lagging behind. I benched his (assumably cute) ass.

Jakob: I married him on the Conquest route, because I wanted to have children as soon as possible. Besides, he's a good unit (especially early game), so it's not as if I'd regret it later - gameplay-wise, anyway. Plus, I like his hairstyle. Personality wise... Meh. I don't get why he likes the avatar so much (to the point of obsession), but is a bastard to practically every other character.

Takumi: I got a big chunk of his support convos throughout the game, and I like him even more than when I started this playthough. He's actually a really nice guy once he lets his guard down a little. And after getting the full support rank with his son, I'd say he is one of the most well-written characters in the game. Poor guy is battling some huge insecurities and he knows it. He dislikes himself; thinks he's worthless, but at the same time, he's able to compliment people with such sincerity. Like, talk to him when he's standing around in your base and he might say things like "Don't ever stop being who you are, [my name]. Because you're the best." and "You're really great, you know that? Sorry if I don't say it enough." Damnit, Takumi, people should be saying that to you! (No, really, they should. He turned out amazing this playthrough. He capped skill really early and his defence went through the roof. He was a better tank than my actual tanks, because the AI just loves attacking archers but was terrible at hitting him properly. There were more delightful 'no damage pings' than I could count.) So, uh, 10/10, would choose "incest" again.
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 30, 2016, 03:17:26 PM
Hey, atleast you got to sleep when you're tired. I'm not going to feel bad for you unless you fell asleep in an uncomfortable position. Because that sucks. Been there, done that, couldn't turn my head normally for two days.
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 30, 2016, 02:32:56 PM
Sounds better than mine... I worked for most of the day, then decided to take it easy in the evening. However, around 9PM a bunch of work-related e-mails came in and instead of going to bed early to play Fire Emblem Fates (because playing handheld games in bed is the best), I ended up working some more until around 11PM. Tonight may be the same.

68  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: April 29, 2016, 03:14:23 PM

At least the game was kind enough to give him and the other Bros amazing Prf weapons (though Leo's is kinda rather situational) and Personal Skills that help their offense (and defense in Xander's case). The sisters only get Personal Skills that provide amazing support options for other characters and aren't really all that important to the plot (Elise is the most important due to Birthright's endgame, Camilla tries to pose as a threat when she isn't smothering you, Sakura's only role seems to be Staff!~ Staff!~ and Hinoka's just kinda there in every route). Not even Azura gets a Prf weapon even though she's basically the Axillary Lord in Revelations and is holding a weapon in more pieces of artwork than not (its just a Blessed Lance).

At least Revelations is slightly better than at least Conquest due to Int Sys falling back on one of the writers for the Senran Kagura games instead of the Kindaichi guy. Also it was worth a laugh to see Takumi wind up as Conquest's final boss instead of Garon, the invisible water zombie of Sumeragi or something.

Yeah, what's up with the unique weapons anyway?
They could have atleast given Camilla and Honoka an awesome personal weapon, but nope, it's all about the men...
Azura would also have been a lot more useful if she had a personal ranged weapon. But nope. Let's just waste that strength stat...

Final Boss Takumi also came almost out of nowhere. I mean, sure, they build up the whole possession thing, but:
Garon spend years being corrupted, Takumi is already thoroughly fucked up chapters before the endgame. What's up with that?
He was an impressive final boss, though, I'll give him that. So glad it wasn't yet another dragon. That evil bow was super scary!

69  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: April 29, 2016, 03:22:09 AM
Please tell me he broke the 4th wall and actually mentioned the microphone...

Sadly, he didn't. He's just unsure of what you're trying to do and calls you a goofball. Still a better reaction than I got from my earlier husbands.

That sounds about right. From what I've read of Get Backers, the guy is pretty good at creating dramatic confrontations between different characters, but the set up and conclusion to those confrontations generally run on obvious Chekhov's Guns and Red Herrings, while the main characters are generally ridiculously overpowered, but incompetent buffoons, that do whatever to end up in said confrontation where, the protagonists at least, are suddenly as brilliant and clever as they are powerful and resourceful, which usually boils down to them spotting the Chekhov's Gun/Red Herring and using it effectively (a feat that generally made possible only through the use of their ridiculous OP'd powers).

In Kindaichi it often goes like this: murderer murders a bunch of people, probably in some cut-off location Kindaichi and Miyuki happened to be as well. However, he/she has some sob story and we're supposed to feel sympathetic. Several of the characters still alive do, and when if the murderer plans to atone, it's considered a happy ending and all seems forgiven. Everyone seems to conveniently forget the murderer murdered several people, sometimes in brutal ways. People who may have done a bad thing (like bully someone), but who were still people with friends and family who will now miss them dearly.

And that's why the plot screwed Takumi over, especially in Conquest.
He's rightfully distrustful and angry, but the plot consideres these emotions unreasonable and unwanted, and even a weakness,
because for some reason he's just supposed to trust the sister who's involved with an army that kills innocent people just for the heck of it and is now standing on his country's doorstep.
The story considers him the one to be in the wrong, despite logic making it very clear that Corrin is the one fucking everything up.
70  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: April 28, 2016, 03:17:45 PM
The trick is to pair up the units you want to pair up. They gain affinity really fast that way and will go up a rank nearly every chapter.

In other news, Takumi thinks it's silly to blow into the microphone to cool someone off after a bath. I think my husband is the only sane person in the army.
71  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: April 28, 2016, 05:30:27 AM
The problem with the Kindaichi guy is that he knows how to put together storylines, but has no idea what to do with the characters and their motivations. As a result, they just kind of end up serving as vehicles for the plot, making stupid choices or acting out of character just to keep the story moving.

Anyway, my characters in Revelation are hooking up as if it's the final volume in an extremely popular bookseries. Screw saving the world - making babies comes first! Leo and Sakura just got married, and Leo is trying his best not to be a horrible father to his pretty cotton candy pink princess. Coincidently, Takumi is getting along with his inlaws and even became best friends with Leo overnight. They say they were reading history books, but Nina has another theory. I'm more worried about Camilla, though. Could she please stop trying to molest my husband? His clingy retainers are bad enough! Besides, she has Laslow. Those two should focus on raising their sexual harrassment lawsuit waiting to happ- erh, I mean, daughter.
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: April 27, 2016, 03:44:28 PM
Think of all the cute Bonding scenes you'd get.

Okay, so I married Takumi. I'm pretty happy with my choice. My last two husbands were total doormats, and this relationship feels a lot more equal. Plus, we like the same things, so that's cool.

However, there's just one tiny little problem... His bonding scenes are adorably awkward. Like, he's nervous about kissing or any touching in general really, which is weird because:


Baby dimension aside, I assume those children were made the traditional way. You do know how babies are made, right, Takumi? I mean, you were there! You didn't have a front row seat, you were part of the act! Unless... Oh god, how much alcohol and/or other substances were involved? What did my avatar do to you?!

Oh well, I guess I should just write it off as another facet of Fates' failed writing...
73  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: April 27, 2016, 06:20:02 AM
I see 'action points' with a timer next to it. I see a gacha system. That does not bode well.
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 27, 2016, 02:45:53 AM
Cool! I'm all for every day being a holiday of some kind, maybe will have chocolate day!

July 7th

And ice cream day!

Ice cream gets an entire month.

It's king's day here in the Netherlands and that's a super big national day. However, the weather is really crappy. I think I'll just stay inside and work.
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 26, 2016, 04:58:01 PM
One of my new bosses smiles at me... A LOT... and it's starting to make it uncomfortable for me to be around her.  What's worse, she is VERY attractive (but not at all my type, I would never date a librarian), and it gets me over analyzing why her constant smiles are making me so uncomfortable in the first place.  I don't THINK it's a sexual thing (and even if it is, is a straight white man even allowed to be uncomfortable about something like this in today's society). Does her intent matter? Do I even have a right to be upset?  Oi. She is a very nice woman, but I hate her goddamn guts now because every time I see her I spend the next 35 minutes stuck in a perpetual harassment paradox.

edit: every time I think about this woman, I always imagine that she has FREEZING hands, and that makes me hate her even more.

For some people smiling is a self defense mechanism. Like, just smile, don't think, look happy, laugh at things that aren't funny because you can't muster a more appropriate reaction.

Or maybe it's something entirely different and more innocent. I dunno. I don't really get people half of the time.

Edit: I don't understand the weather anymore. Why is it so cold and wet outside? Why the hell was it snowing in late April?
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