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1216  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: July 24, 2013, 04:02:26 PM
Alright I freakin' give.... day 1 for me too. I'll put tales on hold and focus on this first to play with some of you fine folk. Just tell me when to be on to play and consider me a sword for hire day 1 if anyone would be kind enough to have me :)

NOTE: I may need some help or instruction... I've never done any online multiplayer before... is it tricksy business?

2nd NOTE: I'm serious about letting me know a time and whatnot too. I'd be pleased as punch if anyone cared to coordinate a Dragons Crown play date with me.

3rd NOTE: Let me reiterate the fact that I may possibly will require some hand holding.
1217  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 24, 2013, 03:56:08 PM
My favorite ep of Sorcerer Hunters is definitely episode 5 "A Dreamy Girl at Lakeside."  That adventure was not in the manga, but it's easily my favorite Sorcerer Hunters adventure.  Probably because it sweetly highlighted the trait I find most admirable in Carrot.  (And, no, it's not his impeccable taste in women or his fearless perseverance.)     

Kinda interesting how in some movies and TV shows, some of the cooler moments are the ones not in the books.  Like in Godfather, the "leave the gun, don't forget the cannolis" scene is iconic and awesome, but was never in the book.  My favorite scene in the Game of Thrones show was when Jon Snow and Sam Tarly were talking about girls and how Jon didn't want to get a girl pregnant and make another bastard and Sam says, "So... you didn't know where to put it!"  Not in the book, but a great scene. 

Episode 5 totally reveals another side to Carrot, serving well to frame him off with more redeeming and traditional hero/MC qualities early on in the series. I appreciate this in that it makes me see him as more than simply comic relief and helps break his character from a somewhat cliche mold in which he is initially cast. In fact I give credit to the series thus far for not allowing any of the main heroes to fall prey to being neatly categorized or cliche. Initially the cast appeared weak but entertaining to me but now, by episode 11, they are becoming more "themselves" in my eyes and proving very original and "strong" for lack of a better way to put it.

I'll report back with my favorite eps/scenes when I dig a wee bit deeper :)
1218  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: WARRIORS of OZ on: July 23, 2013, 08:52:48 PM
sorry to be a debbie downer about it but I'm calling it like I see it.

That's cool. Everyone has their own opinion, of course. Just like I happen to think (and have actually stated here previously) Return to Oz sucks ass. =P

In regards to this topic... It's kind of a neat idea IMO, but we all know the execution will be garbage. Calling it now.

One step away from a banning. You have to have at least 1000 posts to have an opinion.

Yea I am shooting to earn my "one" opinion pretty soon :)

Its gonna be "that compile hearts/idea factory can make an uber-quality game".

At 2000 my next opinion is going to be...ready?....here it comes!!

"Breath of Fire 2 actually IS an uber-quality game!!"

I can't reveal what my opinion at 3000 is going to be for fear that you guys may stop taking me seriously if I give too much away too soon...

Yes-sir, I've got it aaaaaaalllll figured out :)

Those wheeler guys freaked me right the heck out when I was a kid.

Those wheeler guys freak me out as an adult.
1219  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: WARRIORS of OZ on: July 23, 2013, 05:22:47 PM
this is disturbing to me. what the hell happened to the oz of my childhood?

of all the "oz" that has come to pass since "return to oz" (which was awesome btw) staring a young Fairuza Balk as Dorothy (she was my particular favorite dorothy) I predict this to be the most epic of fails.

sorry to be a debbie downer about it but I'm calling it like I see it.
1220  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 23, 2013, 05:16:49 PM
Klyde- Glad you're enjoying Sorcerer Hunters, buddy.  Tira Misu is one of my favorite character designs. 

Wow we really do have similar tastes! I was just coming here to rant for a moment about how much I love Tira and Dotta.

But I am jumping the gun. My Sorcerer Hunters DVD collection arrived and first impressions are very positive.

I am 10 eps in and LOVE this series. It is so thick with classic 90's fantasy anime tone it prompted me to put my mother 3 play-through on hold for an immediate Secret of Mana romp!-LoL

This is like the first three seasons of Slayers to me if Slayers had better humor, a better cast and a better dub. And I really appreciated Slayers.

Its super-rare for something I don't have memories of from childhood to incite such nostalgic pleasure for me. But this does the trick boy!!
1221  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Yumina the Ethereal: A new ecchi JRPG for Agarest War fans on: July 19, 2013, 03:22:49 PM
I think Valkyrie Profile was the first and only TriAce game to have accomplished a good story (but did so with the sort of "muddiness" of a lot of early RPGs).

....Why do so many people play games for story?  I think playing the new 10's era of Atelier games made me dumber,but hot diggity, was alchemy fun.  Same for most of Tri Ace or Tri-Crescendo titles, or even Namdai.

I can forgive lack of a decent story in the wake of a decent cast of characters. In fact, with a good enough cast to get wrapped up in, provided dialogue is also good, I can totally overlook a flawed/boring/cliche' plot.  Couple a good cast with good gameplay and I'll be happy as a lark over-throwing innumerable evil empires time and time again.

Case and point. The Tales series. I can't say any of the games in the series  proved terribly memorable for me in terms of plot. Yet, Tales stands as one of my favorite franchises by far with a host of characters I'll never forget and, hands down, some of the best gameplay in the realm of JRPG's period.'

Getting hooked by a good story is the exception for me. I love when it happens but VERY seldom does it really occur. Most recently (for me personally, having just played them this year) persona 2 IS and EP reached a level of "stellar" in terms of plot that enabled me to overlook the excruciating gameplay.

Then of course there are titles that get me without a mondo-cool-cast or decent story and shine by merit of environments, soundtracks or gameplay. Secret of Mana immediately comes to mind.

In short, the point of what I am saying is the ultimate truth for me personally is that while it is the "gelling" of these various qualities in games that make for an enjoyable experience, it need only have a few of these qualities reach an "exceptional" level to have a really great time with the title. This of course holds true for me ONLY with JRPGS.... Anything else (WRPGS, or other genres) need to be uterly fantastic in every regard to hold my attention. Sometimes I don't think I would even play video games if not for JRPGs *shrug*... good to know what trips your trigger I suppose.

Ok thats enough... I'm rambling now... notice the increase in ellipses...
1222  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 17, 2013, 08:09:10 PM
Thanks for your kind words in regards to my collection, friends :)

In truth though, I must admit that for as cool as it all looks, upkeep and maintenance of such decor is a bitch... dusting proves far more arduous a task then ever it should, let me tell ya what. But the effort is worth the nostalgic joy that fills my heart when I occupy my quarters. I try very hard to maintain "good energy" in my house. That means nothing but gaming and anime decor and NO FIGHTING EVER. I won't even argue with someone on the phone in my house... makes for terrible stigma...

Am I a weirdo??? Yes. Bat s**t crazy as I might be though, I am indeed a happy weirdo.
1223  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 16, 2013, 07:33:40 PM
I want to visit different countries and have Klyde make me tattoos of the places I've been.

In this dream I've gained 20 lbs of muscle so I look rad with crazy tattoos

This would make for some AWESOME tattoo work! And believe it or not I can help in both regards! A little known fact about me is that I am a closet sports nutrition/science NUT!!! (seriously, its a sick obsession)

I love new "science projects"... something so rewarding about helping someone transform their body, whom never thought it possible, into that of a greek adonis.


If I had even a drop of sexual desire left to the empty well of my labido I'd totally pay you for your panties :) LoL
1224  Media / General Games / Re: Zone of the Enders HD Collection, Jehuty in 1080p on: July 16, 2013, 07:27:45 PM
I'm confused... so there is a re-release AND a patch?? Can I just get the patch and be done with it since I already invested in the title or is there reason to wait and get the re-release?
1225  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 16, 2013, 03:29:45 PM
The unveiling of Klyde's living room decor!!! (and one of the many reasons he does not have a girlfriend...)

1226  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 16, 2013, 03:21:49 PM

I too am sorry to hear the tonality of your last week or two hasn't precisely been rosey.... You are indeed one of those people, whom for whatever reason, I feel for when I read of your misfortunes. Sometimes it truly feels as though we are swimming upstream so to speak. I myself have certainly had some upstream moments in the last month or two.

I've always wanted to try some gross dessert to let me die happy and cross it off me bucket list.  I think the unhealthiest think I've ever eaten is KFC or funnel cakes.  I want something terrible.  Yoda, please show me 'round the good ol 'Murica and its tastiest and bloatiest patisserie!

I too fantasize about being able to sample some artery clogging morsels. Given the condition of my guts, this of course is out of the question as for the last month or so anything outside the realm of knox gelatin, plain cod and organic spinach is enough to make me call off work.

As for the news in Klyde's realm...

I scored some old Gundam model kits this past weekend. Not a gundam fan really, but the price was right and they have strong nostalgic value (i loved these as a kid).

The event incited a massive re-do of the decor of my living room at 4 am the other night. I need to show someone the result of my late-night labors and have no one so I choose to show you guys! I'll spare "Haps" thread and throw them over in the photo thread for anyone who cares to see.

PS to Dice, If a pre-assembled gundam model will cheer you up I'll send you one. Shipping is on me :) Just PM me.
1227  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" on: July 16, 2013, 02:55:47 PM
Just when you guys decided you've had enough of Disgaea...



1228  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: July 15, 2013, 03:40:29 PM
DRAGON'S CROWN [JP] PV2 -- atlustube, YouTube

Trailer shows Systems, Cooking, PvP Arena and more.

This last trailer here really put me over the edge. I am disgusted with the street date for this one. I would play the hell out of this game if it were not for the fact that it comes out the same day as Tales of Xilia.

This is officially the biggest release conflict of 2013 for me. Even though its not really a conflict because I'd play a new tales game over pretty much anything else.... I would certainly be "day-1-ing" this one otherwise...
1229  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 12, 2013, 07:57:30 PM
Later to be adapted into a sitcom?

Well I guess the guys who bought the script are still working out the kinks. Most networks seem to be afraid to try and dance around all the adult content...
1230  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What do you want out of PS4/XBone RPGs? on: July 12, 2013, 07:05:00 PM
A.)I would love to see some franchises brought back to life in the next gen in home console spendor. I needn't list them as most of you can guess which... and yes most of them are all pipe dreams at this point but no one said I need to be realistic with my wishes now did they?

Moving on...

B.) I really just want to see a bit more traditional stuff on home consoles. I may be of the minority but I am not sick of turn based gameplay in the least. In fact I feel starved for a decent turn based epic. I'm presently loving the combat of Atelier Ayesha. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, visual, overworld map and many other elements of Ni No Kuni even if the story was rather forgettable. I want to see some of these directions mashed-up in something a wee-bit more grand.

C.) I want to see IF/compile hearts finally get some games out with higher production values and whatnot. I really feel uber-good things are to come from them in time. Again, I am probably of the minority in this belief.

D.) I want more bright and bubbly fantasy.

But in truth I think my particular apetite for RPG's can pretty much be satiated with...

Two things: I want more Japanese games to receive English-language versions and I want a movement *away* from AAA titles.  Give us more indie $5 RPGs, more small-studio $20 RPGs, and more self-publishing options, and give me a good amount of variety within those. 

I can't really sum it up better than that.
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