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1036  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 11, 2012, 02:48:09 PM
I've been a baaaad gamer as of late..... I'm here for confession....

"Life" drastically reduced available playtime and internet time for me in the last month or so.... Without exploring those gory details, I'm happy to report that balance is being re-established.... Meaning 1-2 hours of gaming a day fits neatly back into the schedule and DAMN do I have some catching up to do as I still have a # of titles to finish up before I get to X-Com and Mugen Souls..... Any-hoo....

Most recently I just finished Corpse Party. With a few excruciating instances/aspects aside (like having to restart chapter 5 like 3 times before beating it) I absolutely LOVED this game. I never thought survival-horror could be so freakin' cool in 16-bit top down style... And with the plethora of bad endings and extra chapter/story content that doesn't require a drastic amount of my time to see, I can say, honestly, this is the only title I have played in a long time with real replay value for me.... Typically no matter how much I like a game and know I can bleed if for quite a bit more content, once the credits roll I'm through.

So corpse party, totally gets 2 thumbs up in my book. Even with the ridiculously  regurgitated maps and gameplay, the title just never got stale for me ..........the best part, was I actually felt legitimately creeped-out playing it. I'll be looking forward to the sequel.

In other news, I'm still making my way through the tiny world-yet long tale that is Breath of Fire 3. I've been playing this game for like a freaking month and a half now....  Currently I'm off to find the legendary mariner... I shudder to think of how much I have missed thus far though as I'm finding the most challenging part of this game to be discovering the masters, genes and optional stuff... Straight up battle difficulty became an afterthought as soon as I aquired the warrior gene (seriously unbalanced to the point where I have beaten every boss since getting the gene in 2-3 turns transformed).

So I'm still wading in the classic-styled gaming goodness I decided to indulge back in august... But my desire to get back to and finish Agarest 2 and Hyperdimension MK2 (been playing off and on since release-LoL) to finally move on to some new current gen stuff is really starting to get to me.
1037  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Okami HD on: November 01, 2012, 05:31:57 PM
Two hours is fast.  I've been downloading it for like 5 hours now and it's still not done.  Mind you, my connection is extremely fast when connecting to anything besides Sony's servers.  But anything from PSN is always excruciatingly slow...

I recently connected my PS3 via ethernet instead of wireless.  I went from numbing slowness to great speed.  Might be a part of the PS3's wireless adapter being crap.  Of course, I have an OLD 60GB model, so that may just be what's going on there.

Ditto.  I always hated how slow PSN was with anything on wireless on my old 60gb model.  I plugged in an ethernet cable to try with P4A and PSN became much more responsive/fast.  I tried playing Persona Arena wired and wireless and the wireless was incredibly slow.  Refreshing for matches was slow.  Connecting to the server after a match could sometimes take 40-60 seconds after every match.  General slowness pretty much with anything that needed to connect to something.  Sucked.  Wired worked basically how my xbox wireless has always worked.  Responsive, lobbies/player lists refreshed faster, connections post-match took under 5 seconds.  I wish it wasn't such a hassle to use wired because it's so much better.

You guys are not kidding...... I use two 60gb Ps3's (one in my primary living/playing/working space and one in my bedroom), one is a wired connection and the other is not..... the difference is like night and day...

On the Okami note, I'm pretty excited about this.... I never got a chance to play okami before but always heard wonderful things so this is totally on the "to-play" list.... I just need to polish off corpse party and breath of fire 3 first.....well actually I guess then I have x-com, the rest of agarest 2 to finish and I really wanted to give Nights Into Dreams a whirl.... so maybe its more along the lines of my "play next year list"-LoL..... but its on the list none-the-less :)
1038  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Klyde's Anime- HUGE LOT auction link- 10 box sets- 10/30 update on: October 31, 2012, 03:42:14 AM
Okay, I don't remember seeing any of those that are in the eBay Auction among your list that you had been posting here. Which is a shame, since some of those I might have bought individually. Oh well, good luck on your auction.

You are indeed correct, and I am very sorry about that fact... the truth of the matter is I need to make bucks like yesterday (really really fast) and I really had no intention of selling these....... So my hand was sort of forced to do this on the fly.... believe me I would MUCH rather deal with all you folk here than e-bay.... First off I a lot the e-bay formalities.. Second I feel like you guys or sort of like friends to me.... Friends should always get first crack at cool merchandise at a good price.... But the necessity to pay my bills compromised me in this instance.
1039  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 joins Square Enix's Ultimate Hits budget line in Japan on: October 30, 2012, 03:26:54 AM
Operation Suzaku aims to bring Final Fantasy Type-0 Westward -- Source: Nova Crystallis

http://operation-suzaku.com/

"The one year anniversary of Final Fantasy Type-0 has brought with it a new fan movement. The goal of this initiative is to change Square Enix's position on bringing the title to the west. But it's much more than that.

Operation Suzaku is not just a petition. The group behind it plans on even more action, with details to be shared at a later date. More importantly, their focus is *only* on Final Fantasy Type-0."


This is a major pipe-dream in my opinion... But whatever, let a man dream... I'll sign for what its worth...

They can use an editor or something to fix the typo-laden news update though.... Sounds as though it was written by high school student failing english class.... I by NO means am an excellent typist.... My wording sucks at times, I know it.... but I'm also not trying to be taken seriously enough to attract the attention of one of the largest names in the gaming industry, in effort to see a localization on platform that has less "to be released" titles left to its life than I have fingers to count them.

I am not trying to be a "debbie downer" here folks but does anyone else view this as too little too late?....
1040  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Klyde's Anime- HUGE LOT auction link- 10 box sets on: October 30, 2012, 02:55:25 AM
ok here it is.... the final bump and update folks.... check out the main post for the update!... feel free to delete this thread after the auctions end
1041  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Klyde's Steam and Clock Punk Thread on: October 30, 2012, 02:32:33 AM
WELCOME TO THE REVIVAL OF KLYDE's STEAMPUNK AND CLOCKPUNK THREAD!!! Mwaaaahahahaha!

I, Klyde Chroma, welcome you....... and apologize for slacking off and never running more contests or continuing to update this.... But I'm trying to make amends here......

I'm gonna cut right to the chase here.... The good stuff... the NEW stuff... the for sale stuff  :)

These are all part of a new series I am doing called "The Taste of Time Collection".... why you ask?.... simple... They all feature real human teeth.



Here we have Vamp-Tockula! Just in time for halloween! And here is e-bay auction if anyone is interested... http://www.ebay.com/itm/321012925449?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649



Next, Count-Tickula!.... Human eye teeth just make great fangs... expect a few more vampire-esque creations in the future.... and the ebay auction.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Steampunk-sculpture-with-REAL-HUMAN-TEETH-handmade-Direct-from-artist-/321013439587?pt=Art_Sculpture&hash=item4abde45c63



Last, but certainly not least, Molar the Tank!... and the ebay auction.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Handmade-Steampunk-Sculpture-with-REAL-human-teeth-Direct-from-Artist-/321013101562?pt=Art_Sculpture&hash=item4abddf33fa

NOTE ABOUT EBAY AUCTIONS: I really doubt these are gonna sell on e-bay only because they are my first auctions.... as such however they are discounted a bit.... if you have your eye on one and can't afford it ATM don't fret... that which doesn't sell will either be relisted or thrown on etsy.

NOTE ABOUT CONTESTS: I do intend on doing more contests in the future but right now the schedule is a bit tight......

LAST NOTE....... I hope it was appropriate to revive this thread rather than start a new one.... if it was improper forum conduct I am sorry.... please don't hollar at me... I am very sensitive....

EDIT: I screwed up when I sized these images.... they were supposed to be a bit smaller than this specifically for the forum... If this is a problem let me know and I'll resize them.
 
1042  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: October 24, 2012, 05:59:36 PM
NO ONE BUMP THIS F&*@#^&@ING TOPIC UNLESS IT LOCALIZATION ANNOUNCING!! >=(

Sigh.... nah, whatever.  I'm just blue.

I may be selling Game and OST soon if anyone is interested.

Thats funny to me.... because although I have not posted in this thread once til now, I've checked it almost every day, that I see it bumped, hoping for that very same news-LoL

I'm not gonna lose sleep over this one though.... I learned my lesson with Xenoblade.... the measures I went to, to play that game when it came out in PAL territories was ...... disturbing.... only to have the stateside announcement roll in when I was about 20 or so hours into the title....  never again....

From now on I will accept what it is we get and do not here in the states.... its not like I don't have a backlog to occupy me, or anything.... oh unless its old Super Famicom titles we didn't get.... I have a funny obsession with those.... I feel like the JRPG's of that era was like an alternate-reality childhood I can now experience as an adult or something.... In other words, they prove nostalgic to play though I never saw them before.... yea, I need those.... but thats off topic, and probably better suited to be discussed with a psychologist or something...

1043  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" for PS3, 2013 on: October 24, 2012, 05:14:18 PM
the problem for me is ive never been a fan of the D1 protags.

I completely get that actually.... I freakin' loved Disgaea, and had such expectations for D2.... couldn't get into it at all though on account of really not enjoying the cast what-so-ever.... Funny how pertinent that seems to these games in regard to how much I enjoy em.... I also was rarely impressed with any cast for the "Tales" franchise but loved all those....
1044  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is coming to US and Europe this winter on: October 22, 2012, 07:47:53 PM
Ahhhh! I still didn't get to the first!! I suppose now is a good time for me to do that considering it is going on sale tomarrow.... I almost just impulse bought it before reading about the sale... close call indeed....
1045  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Klyde's Anime- Everything must go now deal! on: October 22, 2012, 05:37:38 PM
Please don't hollar at me for a double post.... this final bump/update is alert the community that the last offer is over.... the newer, better, prettier, shinier, more enticing offer is now Everything I have left listed for 50 US dollars + shipping (calculated upon purchase, depending on where you are and whatnot...)

This deal will once again be for a brief time only, as I will be getting rid of these sooner rather than later, one way or the other! Act fast!!
1046  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" for PS3, 2013 on: October 22, 2012, 04:02:30 PM

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Kidding aside, I loved Soul Nomad because it was a 'shorter' Disgaea. I just don't have the time for a real Disgaea game =|
So that's likely to be another pass like every other Disgaea game.


The beauty of Disgaea to me is that when you have the time (as I once did with Disgaea 1-3) you can easily pour 100's of hours in.... but if you don't (such as when 4 came out and I was busy with backlogs in regard to gaming, and life in general....) you can hammer out the main scenario in 40-60 hours, without much need to grind at all....... Get stuck and still want to continue the story at mach speed? Reincarnate a powerhouse mage or two and trump the story battles with ease....

.... I will say this though.... forget about picking up where you left off, in regard to post game extras, without a major headache... I had an urge to throw Disgaea 4 in the other night (it is so appropriate for this time of year) and trying to figure out where I left off this time last year with developing characters and weapons and whatnot was waaaay too daunting.... when I realized it was New Game+ or bust for me, Breath of Fire 3 got popped back in quick...

1047  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age Three (3) on: October 22, 2012, 03:43:08 AM

That second earthy, almost tolkien-esque, tree environment looks gorgeous.

If this is any indication, WRPGs may in fact be on their way to become pretty enough to entice me!
1048  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" for PS3, 2013 on: October 22, 2012, 03:37:59 AM
I gotta say, I was reeeal skeptical about this at first.... but with this news...

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/21/disgaea-dimension-2-picks-up-after-disgaea-1-limited-edition-announced/

I am a bit more enticed....


I really expected them to try some off the wall genre-hopping to some degree (yes I AM looking in your direction, Prinnies...)..... And to learn that it is in fact a DIRECT sequel and strategy game in the same spirit as the other primary titles in the Disgaea franchise, has got me completely stoked!



Additionally it's not like there will be a character-story to be had either. Laharl's already developed to his maximum as Japan will allow. He's a tsundere who spent the whole first game learning to accept his dere side. Flonne's pretty much been undeveloped since day one and if later installations in the series hold up she's pretty much turned into the closest thing Disgaea can have to a Mary Sue (she always gets what she wants, everyone but the villain comes to love her, hell she's pretty much the Archangel now despite being a fallen angel). Etna already hit her character development cap too, which really wasn't so much development as much as exposition about her past to garner some sympathy.

Don't get that critique wrong, I love the first game but the way the writing style in Disgaea works they can't modify those archetypes any further without the characters ceasing to be 'what' they are and what the audience expects (and if there's anything Japan constantly does in their entertainment media it's milk a loved cow into evaporation with the mantra 'Keep things relatively the same'). Any issues the characters have to overcome personally will pretty much be superficial and irrelevant. More than likely they'll just be tag-alongs for some new character to work out their issues.

As big of a fan as I am.... I have to completely agree with that...

I don't however think that negates the possibility of an entertaining script and narrative. One look back at how many stellar RPG's lacked any relevant character development in regard to the MC's proves, while helpful, it isn't the end-all of an engrossing tale. In Disgaea's case its the humor, ass-nine plot and character interactions that really drive the stories entertainment home..... That can really be accomplished without Laharl "growing" in any sense....

Now given the trend of the writing within the titles that followed Disgaea 1 do I really believe they are gonna pull that off....? Well that is a different question entirely...... I am still skeptical in that regard....

The long and the short of it.... this has enough potential to excite me.
1049  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 20, 2012, 03:47:22 PM
Last, and certainly least, I checked out Ghost Stories in my search for more seasonally appropriate viewing..... This was so bad I don't even know what to say...From what I understand there was a re-release called Ghost School (or something like that) with a far better dub.... As for Ghost Stories, I have nothing at all good to say about it.... period.

Far better dub in this sense means a total re-write. The people writing the dub were aware how bland and boring the original material was, so basically they threw the safety net of good taste out the window and came up with a script designed to make as much fun out of the show as possible. The humor is hit or miss, but I personally found it hilarious.

Oops... then I made a boo-boo.... I guess the re-write/dub is what I saw and not the original.... in either case what I viewed was definately the humorous script.... I can see how someone could really dig this if it were in fact aligned with their taste... As for myself, I'm not a comedy fan to begin with.... This made me feel like I was watching some terrible western slapstick/toilet humor-cartoon..... Precisely the type of stuff that turns me off to western televsion and comedy in fact...

I'm not trying to cast stones at anyones particular taste.... People like what they like.... I will, however, hurl boulders at this show for baiting me with a "Ghost Story" and then hitting me with a tasteless wal-mart pop culture reference followed quickly (and possibly also preceded by) a fart joke.....

I watch anime to forget and avoid western media because I hate alot more of it then I like.... While watching this (brief as it was that I indulged it) I forgot how much I liked anime-LoL...... Even when I watch anime of genres that I really care nothing for, I can usually appreciate something by way of the aesthetics.... Not the case here....
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On a completely unrelated note, the latter half of soul eater has grown on me a bit.... I actually really began to like Death the Kid, Franken-Stein and Crona.... and almost even began to not completely want to shut the show off every time Black Star or Maka openned their mouths-LoL

I also just watched the 4 episode OVA of "Pet Shop of Horrors"... another oldy I never got to see.... wow... now this I really liked... I didn't think I could really get into anything in 4 eps, but this was freakin' cool.... The pet shop owner totally ranks as one of the most memorable creepo-characters I've seen to date. Loved it.
1050  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 19, 2012, 09:09:21 PM
I made the mistake of watching the casshern live action flick before ever familiarizing myself with anything else casshern..... I never looked in that direction again..... maybe some people dig it, I really don't know.... but that movie certainly was not my cup of tea... no sir, not at all.....
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