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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 21, 2014, 07:41:45 AM
Managed to get some Mortal Kombat in last night. Decided to replay the story mode. Problem is that I'm too lazy to keep checking the moves list when characters rotate, so I just stick to the basic block, leg sweep, uppercut, jump kick shuffle plus any specials and combos I manage to find on my own. As a result, I probably wasted a lot more time on lost battles (especially since, in Mortal Kombat fashion, a lot of them are unfair and cheap). Not to say I'm not having any fun though. It's a great game and as a result I'm almost guaranteed to pick up both Injustice (eventually, and probably for the PC) and Mortal Kombat X (once it's out).
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Maxx plays FFXIII - based on a true story [SPOILERS!] on: October 21, 2014, 07:33:31 AM
Its been a while since I made any updates. The reason is rather simple, I had no bloody time or motivation to play FFXIII (or much of anything else for that matter) :( Truth be told I'm getting to that thin line that, once crossed, means I'm not going back for years and when I do, its going to be a fresh start all over again. I've been down that road before (this is attempt #2). Hopefully I'll find the motivation soon because I do actually want to beat this game.
They say things pick up after about 20 hours. I'm about to hit that mark, so if anything, its worth another session or two just to find out if there's any truth to that statement.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: i hope we get this too(WA5) on: October 21, 2014, 04:05:13 AM
Agreed, she's a great character. Very interesting and balances out the rest of the cast.

(That being said, I don't think the amount of a clothing character has necessarily makes them a better or worse character.)

I don't think this particular character would have worked as well if she was sporting giant cleavage and a thong. As long as the outfit matches the character, I'm fine with it. However, the amount of fan service in jRPGs has been off the scale in recent years to the point of being annoying.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: i hope we get this too(WA5) on: October 20, 2014, 10:53:27 AM
To be honest, WA4 had one of the better endings.
It was a surprising mix of depressing and optimistic. Raquel was probably one of the high points of the game's story. A fully clothed, no nonsense powerhouse with some human weakness and mortality thrown in the mix.
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The fact that by the end of the game there was no miracle cure for her illness and how her story ultimately ends was bitter sweet, but fitting
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 20, 2014, 07:44:43 AM
Beat Devil's attorney over the weekend, I was going to do a gamelog but couldn't bring myself to go through the hassle of writing on a phone with the added bonus of terrible internet. Besides, the game kept me entertained enough to pass the trip anyway.
Have two more endings to watch, and I'm more than happy to replay the game on a harder difficulty during my next trip.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 17, 2014, 07:43:45 AM
Had no time to play all week. I am however going to spend about ten hours on a bus this weekend and just happen to have a copy of Devils Attorney on my tablet that I picked up for free from Humble.
For anyone interested it's at the bottom of the page: https://www.humblebundle.com/mobile
As such I'm tinkering with the idea of making another game log.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dice plays FF7 (Sponsored by Maxx) on: October 15, 2014, 07:42:04 AM
Maxxs' recipe for end game boss peacemaker pudding (of friendship):
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Fill half a cup with KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (TABLE) and mix in DOUBLE CAST until it's nice and creamy.
Once ready, glaze with 2 or 3 spoons of MIMIC and serve cold.
There you have it. A sure way to end any fight before it even starts!
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 14, 2014, 10:32:53 AM
Food Poisoning. Tip, don't put yogurt in your coffee as a milk substitute, it stops you from playing videogames.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 12, 2014, 02:01:26 PM
Been playing a fair bit of Borderlands 2 recently. Just got past the point where
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Sanctuary lifts off
and a bunch of new sidequests opened up.
Man, this game has a ton of content. There really isn't much in the way of worthwhile rewards other than some xp, but the sidequests are just plain fun to do. Just got done with a fairly lengthy quest chain involving two waring clans. I like that they give you a choice sometimes, even though your decision doesn't seem to influence the game outside of that quest. It's a pretty great game, so I'll more than likely be picking up the Pre-Sequel.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: October 10, 2014, 04:31:19 AM
Micro transactions? Oh dear, I just hope they wont go out of their way to "entice" players to purchase them.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 10, 2014, 04:22:33 AM
I am having a terribly hard time playing Alan Wake with a mouse and keyboard. I don't understand how people play games like this. It's so cumbersome! Any type of action scene at all totally kicks my ass, as I can't move and attack smoothly. I tried getting my PS3 controller to wok with the DS3 tool thing, but it's not working. I have a 360 controller, but no cord, so that won't work. I'll tr and get used to the keyboard but I just don't see it working.

I know that feeling.  The PC controllers with cord are only $40 and work with just about everything.  I find them a pretty good value --- just sucks you gotta spend the extra pesos for it, of course. :/

Or you could be like me and borrow one from a buddy. He's about to have a kid so I doubt he'll be wanting it back any time soon har, har  >:]
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 08, 2014, 08:37:51 AM
Taken some time off from my magical journey through the corridors of FFXIII to indulge in some Borderlands 2. Steam says I've clocked over 50 hours already and I still haven't seen the credits roll. Course, the fact I restarted the game once or twice, try to explore every nook and cranny of the maps and go out of my way to do every side quest I find probably contributed to that number. Still, I love how big the game is and how many areas seem to be there just for the sake of being explored. I'll know for sure once I finish the main campaign, but I'm almost certain that some (rather large) areas are completely optional.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Maxx plays FFXIII - based on a true story [SPOILERS!] on: October 06, 2014, 06:09:42 AM
Btw a tip on how upgrading works:

-Organic materials raise the experience x
-Mechanic materials give you tons of experience but don't raise the x as muc

So basically you do organic materials until you get 3x(or is the max 2x I don't remember) and then you dump a bunch of high hitter mechanic materials at once to get a huge amount of exp x3 or whatever the maximum of x is.

Also, it's highly recommended that you don't upgrade too much or at all until the later chapters of the game because you want to save those materials up for your ideal equip setting and it will make your life a whole lot easier for those harder later chapters.

Yeah, the mechanic materials actually decrease your multiplier so the idea is to raise it with organics and then use a big stack of the best suited mech resource to maximise the bonus.
Its probably best to keep the rest for late game though, so I'll just be hoarding it all until I hit a point where vanilla equipment just doesn't cut it any more.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Maxx plays FFXIII - based on a true story [SPOILERS!] on: October 06, 2014, 05:40:47 AM
I have now made my way to chapter seven. Hope is on his way from emo to psychotic knife wielding maniac while Lighting is making her way from psychotic knife wielding maniac to emo. Balance folks, there has to be balance.
Meanwhile, after hopping and skipping their way through the Disco Forest and battling mutated tomatoes and dancing frogs, Perky Aussie and Danny Glover get ready to board a boat for Vegas. At this point Vanilles happy go lucky exterior is starting to show some cracks, while Danny is  having thoughts ranging from "I'm getting too old for this shit" through "she's too young for me" all the way south to "maybe I should blow my brains out and take my pals with me" territory.

At this point the game is foreshadowing my predicted plot twist in a way that's about as subtle as a hungry dog eyeing a juicy steak. I only have two out of potential six transformers, so I would assume I'm about a third of the way through the game. The story is picking up, the visuals are fantastic and the battle system is getting a little less annoying as more options open up. I still think it's a weak entry in the Final Fantasy franchise due to the amount of content that was stripped for the sake of storytelling. As its own thing though, its not half bad.

Speaking of the battle system, I finally decided on a fine blend of autobattle and carefully hand picked commands. This does seem to be working out fairly well so far. At one point the game told me that there are some enemy types that I probably should avoid. Naturally, the first thing I did when I saw one was to run head first into it's ass, attack and proceeded to lay a five star smack down on said ass. In the end, I decided that while I can beat it, the time required was simply not worth the rewards.

I now face the terrifying prospect of a frustrating stealth section, though I may simply opt to just go the balls to the wall guns blazing path and beat the snot out of everyone that gets in my way, especially since lightning is now sporting a level 20 forgotitsname sword that I probably shouldn't have upgraded so much in the first place.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Do You Ever Look Through Your Old Posts? on: October 03, 2014, 06:35:18 PM
I've been around for a LONG time,
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It would be interesting to look back that far. 15 or 16 years, or whatever it was.

Looking back, I find it hard to believe that I've been posting in the RPGFan community since October 1999 (15 years) and have been on staff since November 2004 (almost 10 years).  I was a fresh-faced 21 year-old when I first posted at the 'Fan and *I* was one of the old guys so I was more self-conscious about being a mature adult.  And now, most of us are all in the same nebulous age bracket. 

Let me put it in perspective for you.
The kids born the same year you guys joined these forums are now almost old enough to drive.
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