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1141  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 10, 2012, 04:01:31 PM
I've been watching mad amounts of anime lately..... Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Ancient Books of Y's, High School of the Dead and The Legend of Legendary Heroes have all proved enjoyable to me in recent weeks....  I'll keep this brief as I have a few to report on here....

MGLN..... To summarize quickly, season 1 was right on point with what you guys had warned me about.... slow as hell and boring, yet charming enough by the end to egg me into season 2....

Ancient Book of Y's.... The two Y's series anime were pretty freakin' cool if you ask me... while super short, they are indeed accurate to the games in ways I didn't expect.... game music (one of the best parts of the Y's games) is used for alot of the soundtrack which was really cool.... Plus if your into the very old 80's/early nineties fantasy anime this just bleeds that era... totally worth checking out if your an Y's fan, or if like me, your about to hop into Oath of Felgahna and a little synopsis of Y's 1 and 2...

High School of the Dead... what can I say, if you dig Zombies and Fan Service you'll love it.... I personally don't get too much into the Zombie Stuff and turned in early on this one... so I can't appropriately report much...

Now on to the meat and potatos of the situation..... The Legend of Legendary Heroes.... I had no expectations for this one.... I expected another shallow fantasy anime the likes of which I've seen far too many in recent years.... To my surprise this was not the case! TLoLH totally rocked... great dialogue, entertaining plot, well paced, a few moments that made me chuckle (a rarity for me) and some characters that were cool enough to write home about.... I didn't watch the last few eps yet (going to this evening though!) but I would safely say this is TOTALLY worth seeing.
1142  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: June 09, 2012, 05:09:02 PM
E3 was not a big disappointment. People had just insane wishes that weren't that likely to happen.

If hoping for the announcement of a new or not known to be localized yet, console JRPG (not hand-held) was an insane wish I'm guilty as charged... I'm with the "this E3 sucks" crowd I'm afraid.... I don't dig Castelvania... I could care less if I ever saw another Mario.... I've seen enough coverage of Persona 4 crap to feel as though I've already played the damn fighter..... Thank goodness NIS had a playable Mugen Souls to hear a good report about or seriously I would not have felt a real drop of excitement over any console news... And to be honest there weren't even that many handheld announcement that peaked my interest aside from the few mentioned a post or two ago... Then again given the current popular trends in gaming I guess my wishes are a bit "insane"...... Oh well.....

*Klyde meanders back to his journey of procuring old Japanese SNES RPGs until Growlanser IV comes out.....ironically enough, on a handheld......*
1143  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / And the #1 Magical Girl is.... on: June 07, 2012, 05:35:38 PM
A japanese poll was conducted to determine the most popular magical girl....


I've been digging the magical girl stuff lately (probably because I've been playing the hell out of Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2) so I thought I would throw this up here seeing as how the anime-related news and posts here are few and far between...

So how do you guys feel about it? I just finished season 1 of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (sp?) and while I gotta say its decent.... I can't accept her beating out Sailor Moon for number 1.... and I also need to admit that I feel the originality of Madoka Magica (I know I'm spelling this stuff wrong...) puts the Madoka series a hair ahead of Nanoha for me as well.....

So thats my feelings on the top three.... While admittingly I need more exposure to all the Magical girl stuff (just recently got into the genre)... so my opinion doesn't hold much water anyhow...

Anyone more experienced Magical Girl fans care to offer their feelings, input or favorite big-eyed-super-transforming-regurgitated yet oh so enjoyable-super-heroines?
1144  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Seller Review thread on: June 07, 2012, 11:25:39 AM
I recently bought items from Klyde Chroma and Dice, and everything arrived in excellent condition right around when I expected.  Both were super classy and understanding when I asked for delays in sending due to a recent change of address and my bank being suspicious of PayPal.  A++ would buy from again. 

Thanks for the kind words Monsoon! Mucho-Gratitude is being transmit to you friend :)

***Holds up hand for virtual high five from Dice***
1145  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agni's Philosophy [Next-Gen Final Fantasy Tech Demo] on: June 06, 2012, 02:41:16 PM
That is the coolest looking thing I've seen with the words "Final Fantasy" attached in years...... Is there hope for the future?
1146  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: June 06, 2012, 02:34:35 PM
Well I played it each day for a little over a week and finally have come to terms with the fact that I just can't do it.... maybe I'll nickel and dime it over time, but the lack of narrative and monotony of quests totally outweigh the beyond-awesome gameplay for me.... I think Dragon Age was the only exception for me when it comes to WRPG's... Thing is I don't even need a good narrative, just something I could ignorantly accept as "what the hell is happening" is enough for me.... But when I play this, I don't get the sense of anything other than "what is the next big thing to kill....." and "how cool can I make my character look"..... I'm going back to polishing off some backlogged compile-heart-creepiness for the moment I think-LOL
1147  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SNES Rpgs that we never saw.... Astounded... on: June 04, 2012, 06:27:45 PM
Ok, I will totally confirm the sentiment toward the Magic Knight Rayearth title.... it sucks.... but I had to give it a go as I'm a HUGE Rayearth fan (golly gee did I dig that 90's fantasy anime....).... but even my undying love for Rayearth isn't enough for me to say anything good about this.... nothing at all..... nor do I have the right to say anything seeing as how I wouldnt sit through another minute of this game to give it proper time for any critiquing....it is THAT bad...
1148  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Code of Princess for N3DS, thanks Atlus! on: June 04, 2012, 06:24:04 PM
This looks really freakin' cool!! I'm becoming much happier I bought a DS as of late....
1149  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SNES Rpgs that we never saw.... Astounded... on: June 03, 2012, 01:23:39 AM
Wow guys! Thanks for the awesome responses!!

Special thanks to Dincrest for the suggestion of Tengai Makyo Zero (that one is absolutely gonna be high priority for me) and Aeolus for all your added titles with summarization/suggestion... If I could give out a "Rpg-fan" gold-star for best replies and posts I would totally give it to you Aeolus.....

And to clarify to anyone who seems to have missed the aim here... the idea is to EXPAND the list, not simply keep discussion to the titles on said list... though of course discussion is welcome... reading the posts I got the impression I was unclear about that...

1150  Media / Single-Player RPGs / SNES Rpgs that we never saw.... Astounded... on: June 02, 2012, 06:51:47 PM
So I've never really payed much attention to the RPG's that never made it out of japan until recently.... well, really since I began frequenting this board and realizing how much we miss out on.... so I began researching what we missed in the past that I was unaware of.....

... to steal a line from Richard in the most recent tales of graces f.... the super nintendo is a "veritable jewel-box" of fantastic RPG's we never saw... and I, dear friends, have become obsessed.... I've been reading for hours now.... sure we all know about "Seiken Densetsu 3" and "Star Ocean".... maybe we have heard of "Terranigma" (sp?) and a few others like "Bahamut Lagoon" but they seem to just be the tip of the ice-berg....

So I implore, fellow JRPG lovers, help me to compile a list of 16-bit untouchables worth drooling over.... and naturally if you have played them, impressions would be nice...

To start with one of the aforementioned ( and most obvious....)....

Seiken Densetsu 3- Played it... loved it... While I wouldn't quite say it put secret of mana to shame it certainly, IMO, was the better game hands down. Everything Secret of Mana was plus... A) the ability to select a unique team of three from a cast of 6.... B)the ability to upgrade to different classes, venturing your characters development down either a "dark" or "light" path....C) greater replay-value as a result of the last two points.... Now, there were alterations to the core gameplay a bit, such as characters now specialized in weapon types as opposed to being able to equip whomever with whatever... battles, while still real-time, felt a bit different but this was an improvement to me.... And I can go on, but you all get the idea... plus I'm sure most of you experienced this splendor for yourself already...

Ones I haven't played but are on my list....
*All the other titles I initially mentioned earlier in this post
-Sailor Moon RPG
-Magic Knight Rayearth RPG
-Slayers RPG
-Live a Live
-Rudora no Hihou. (high on my priority list )
-Bushi Seiryuuden - Futari no Yuusha
-Record of Lodoss RPG
-SMT1 and SMT2

I've already ordered some of these and as I try them out I will post my impressions on this thread if it catches on.... If by the way, all this  is "old hat" and already well established feel free to tell me "Klyde, let the thread die and google it as you are the only one who has been living under a rock too long to realize these things..."....... just be sure to give me your top suggestions first!! LoL
1151  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: May 30, 2012, 04:02:44 PM
You really should play Totori, Klyde.  You'll like it, and it sounds like you already own it so why not?  Even if you're getting Meruru that doesn't mean you can't play Totori first.

I second that, Totori is really fun, plus it should make your playthrough of Meruru much more enjoyable.
You really should play Totori, Klyde.  You'll like it, and it sounds like you already own it so why not?  Even if you're getting Meruru that doesn't mean you can't play Totori first.

..........alright....alright... so just give it to me straight.... if I'm gonna try to exercise some patience here and go through to totori should I just bite the bullet and pick up my rorona playthrough again and polish that off?.... well I mean obviously I SHOULD.... but I what I'm asking is do you guys suggest it? I really didn't enjoy it much at all up to about the 5th assignment where I quit..... but this board and its members haven't led me astray yet and I gotta listen to anybody with a kefka avatar.... just seems like the right thing to do.....
1152  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: May 29, 2012, 06:52:29 PM
Great review! I'm so happy to hear such positive remarks about this title!!!

I'm equally pleased to read that I don't need to get through the rest of the Arland trilogy to appreciate this.... I bought both Rorona and Totori determined to make it through both of them before this came out only to give up Rorona halfway through.... I just couldn't take the monotony anymore.... Thus I never made it to Totori (which based on what I read, I would have loved) but was eager to pop this one in as soon as it arrived from Nisa with my lovely barrel! t-shirt :) Happy to hear I can without worrying much...

One final question though, if I do play this first and love it (which I sort of know I will), will going back and playing Totori someday really feel like a regression of sorts?? Silly question I guess since I go back and play ps1 and ps2 games and they don't really feel all too out-dated to me but I thought it was worth inquiring anyhow....
1153  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: May 28, 2012, 05:35:30 PM
I'm tasked with updating that, and I still have a bit of work to do... namely Devil Survivor 2 and P2 PSP(also P4G and Arena).

A tall task indeed friend.... I give you grande' credit for it though.... and if you are in fact one of the authors I give you mucho-grande-credit!
1154  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: May 28, 2012, 03:27:26 PM
Either Digital Devil Saga or Persona 3 are a good start, after that go for Nocturne and every other title that might interest you.

Also there's a huge article thingy in Hardcore Gaming 101 if you want to read about the series: http://hg101.kontek.net/megaten/megaten.htm

I second Bytor's response... that article totally kicked ass... thanks for sharing that!!

I had NO idea how much SMT I was missing out on... Gotta say I'd love to check out some of the GB stuff I never new existed from yesteryear....
1155  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: May 24, 2012, 06:31:12 PM

I'd say it's more about the experience than anything else.  Compelling narrative is nowhere to be found.  But they nailed the AD&D atmosphere perfectly.  The enemies are straight out of a monster's compendium.

I concur....
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