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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: June 11, 2014, 02:01:13 AM
Thanks Aeolus!

Yeah, those Eldridge vibes were definitely justified then, since that's basically Xenogears, but with less Deus and artificial humans (for now).  TT seems to be packing in as much from his Xeno games as he can and mashing them all together.  That's not a bad thing.

It's a great thing. Really feels like he is finally able to make the kind of games he wants to make.

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EDIT: Also, it must be said.  As somewhat childish sounding as "Treehouse" is (Canadians might get why), I thought it was a brilliant addition to E3.  A lot of the skepticism over X's somewhat dated graphics were immediately silenced by the quickly demonstrated gameplay --- which looked sexy.

Yeah, Nintendo handled it brilliantly. It's cool viewers at home can follow the conferences live, but Nintendo went a step further by giving viewers a taste of what the games are actually like. They finally seem to be getting the hang of the whole PR thing again.
62  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on: June 10, 2014, 04:14:35 PM
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Very conscious word use?
Because I agree with the exact phrasing of that sentence. xD

I'm not going to complain about being able to legally play the game in English, so yes, it's much better than nothing :D

And let's be fair, that game is probably going to look amazing on the PS4. At the very least, Square Enix knows how to make a game look good.
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Scrying Pool - What's in store for the future? E3 2014 thread on: June 10, 2014, 03:53:11 PM
I'm sure plenty of people have already grabbed a crochet hook and are currently working on their own 'official' Yoshi. Etsy and Ebay will be flooded by them within a week :D
64  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on: June 10, 2014, 03:42:59 PM
This would have been a great game for Vita. I love that handheld, why can't Squeenix love it too? D:

Oh well, PS4 is much better than nothing.
65  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda for the Wii U on: June 10, 2014, 03:40:11 PM
Guess what my desktop background is right now? Lovely new Zelda scenery :D
66  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: June 10, 2014, 03:37:15 PM
Hey, if a pidgeon dating sim can hit me with the feels, overlooking a few silly acronyms in my grande JRPG scifi adventure is going to be easy peasy :D
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Scrying Pool - What's in store for the future? E3 2014 thread on: June 10, 2014, 03:15:15 PM
I totally get they want to promote the Destiny's, Halo's and whatever as the best thing since sliced bread, I totally do. Those games cost millions and millions of dollars to make, hundreds of people work on projects that big. I don't doubt those games are going to be impressive one way or another. But you can't promote half of the titles you talk about as the most important thing ever. If anything, it makes those titles seem less important. There's only so much weight the hype locomotive can pull, you know? Add too many wagons and that little engine isn't going to go up that nicely rendered hill. Most big game companies don't seem to get that.

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I really want that wool-knit Yoshi... so so so cute!!!

I took some screenshots and am analyzing the yoshi's right now. They're amigurumi made with mostly basic shapes and techniques, so despite not being able to view them from all angles I have a pretty good idea of what the pattern is like. This is so going to be a crochet project ^_^
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Scrying Pool - What's in store for the future? E3 2014 thread on: June 10, 2014, 02:19:49 PM
For me, Nintendo won this E3. Most companies take themselves too serious if you ask me, but Nintendo decided to just have fun with their presentation. Instead of going for the bullshit PR speeches filled with soon to be broken promises, they just show what they want to show and it works. I love how they actually talk about game design here and there and explain why they made certain choices. And most importantly: they make me want to play their games. My most common reaction to E3 press conferences is: nice trailer, I guess?

BTW so much yarn in the background! I want it! I want the pretty colours and knit nice things O_O
69  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith on: June 10, 2014, 01:53:21 PM
It reminds me off all past Xeno-games at the same time. There's the space stuff from Saga, the character designs scream Gears and the big world is of course super Blade-like. Love it.
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2014 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: June 05, 2014, 12:46:28 PM
And doesn't the PS3 reserve a ton of that memory for itself anyway? Like 9GB for the OS and another 10GB 'just in case'?
71  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: June 05, 2014, 12:17:26 PM
I kinda want to play it. Boomstreet was a huge thing over at my parents' house. We'd play it for hours together. If this spin-off were a console game and actually released over here, I'm sure my sister would binge play it. It looks so cute!
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls Z on: June 03, 2014, 02:51:36 AM
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Basically worth it if you like grind-n-explores like Zettai Hero Project or NISA stuff in general. Otherwise...eh? I've seen worse but you're not missing a hidden gem here or anything.

But play The Guided Fate Paradox first if that's the case. TWATHK (... twat-hk?) wants to be a roguelike but just doesn't pull it off while TGFP is a nice example of a modern take on the genre, just like ZHP.

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As a side note; for some reason the game also annoying rolls 'End Credits' after EVERY, SINGLE, CHAPTER. You can skip them...but it's a boggling decision.

I think they wanted to recreate the episodic structure of the Disgaea-games, which could have worked if they'd had bothered to include other elements of an anime episode as well, like an opening or preview.

Or maybe they were just trying to mess with people. Wouldn't be surprised considering the mess that's the post-game/path to the true/bad ending.
73  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls Z on: June 02, 2014, 03:53:46 AM
I enjoyed most of the gameplay. Story and characters are stupid, of course (more than once, I literally couldn't keep my eyes open because all the hyperactivity tired me out so much!), but I liked running around the fields and completing the small objectives in order to conquer te planets.

I did nearly put it down when the difficulty started to skyrocket around chapter 10-11. The games assumes you've been using the Mugen Field, so even if you've been completing as many maps af possible, you'll probably still be underleveled.  I worked around it by buying loads of chocolate (a cheap item that lets you revive multiple characters at once) and enhancing two weapons to deal a huge load of damage.

The gloves I gave Reu (one of my fastest and strongest melee characters), boosted the stats that determined her ability to attack, dodge, and defend against melee attacks. I had some BP from the ten floors of Mugen Field I did manage to complete, so I used it to raise the max level of that weapon to 300. Then I poured in like a million gold (you get loads of money when completing fields) to give it stats like 50.000 agility and defense (by comparison: most characters had stats in de 1500-2500 range and unenchanced weapons added another 800 at best). After that the girl two-shotted nearly every story boss while the others kept themselves alive by eating junkfood.
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 01, 2014, 09:22:29 AM
The weather is nice today, so I followed Starmongoose's example and went for a walk. Here's some pictures to proof it:

Lots of field in this area. There are even several villages with 'veld' (field) in the name. Mine is not one of them, but we sure got a lot of fields.



It looks more impressive right before harvest season.

Since the grocery store closed I have to go to the next town over if I want to eat something other than nuts and berries. Here's the type of road I use to get there.



Shortcut!



This tiny bird got tired during his flying lessons and took a short break on the ground. I hope it finds a safer spot to rest next time.



Our church is nothing special and I don't even go there, but the trees are lovely. The statue is a monument for a pastor whose work meant a lot to the community.

75  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: June 01, 2014, 05:00:24 AM
Oh, great, the male characters' wardrobes are suddenly devolving... First Xillia II is all like: nice suits for everyone! And now there's a dude that can't even afford a shirt.

I mean, sure, he's nice too look at, but how about some clothes? Well, unless those clothes cost $4 a set, in which case he can walk around naked for all I care.
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