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1216  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" for PS3, 2013 on: January 11, 2013, 12:02:51 PM
A telling update here as to what we can expect with the plot...


It doesn't sound as bad as I expected.... This is a tough call.... how entertaining this is (or conversely, how predictable and recycled it feels) really will all depend on the quality and execution of the narrative for me. But at least now I don't feel quite as discouraged as I did when I heard about that whole "sister" tidbit.
1217  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 10, 2013, 01:32:24 PM
I have a save just before the last stage of Growlanser 3... I really should just man-up and finish the darn game.

Growlanser syndrome...... I sufferred the same affliction friend..Growlanser 5/HoW- Saved right before the final dungeon in 2008 and didn't get back to completing it until 2012-LoL.... only game I can say I ever really did that with... most of the time I put em down midway for a stretch, but never at the end like that... odd
1218  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces F on: January 10, 2013, 11:36:26 AM

I wish they would prioritize the major console released Tales games first before anything else....

In a perfect world (for Klyde)...

Ps1 Tales of Phantasia Localized on the PSN
Ps2 Tales of Destiny 2 Localized on the PSN
Ps2 Tales of Redbirth Localized on the PSN
A Swift Release of Xilia this year followed by Xilia 2
And finally, after that, I'd take some hearts... I'm least concerned with hearts because I don't really like handheld stuff...

NOTE: I don't honestly think anything I listed aside from Xilia is even a remote possibility... I just think it would be cool it it were :)
1219  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gen6: Pokemon X & Y on: January 09, 2013, 06:17:08 PM
I've been playing RPGs for over two decades now.... yet somehow in all that time I never picked up a pokemon or a kingdom hearts title... well ok, I purposely avoided kingdom hearts because disney makes me feel weird (blasphemous i know).... but pokemon just slipped by me...

sooooo now for the obligatory question.... if I were to entertain the idea of giving these games a shot where should i start..??? So many colors to choose from.... should I even bother playing any of the last installments or just wait for this?
1220  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 09, 2013, 12:33:08 PM
Did you try putting another light bulb?
Sorry to sound stupid, but the way you put it sure sounds like that.

I was quick to explain.... i should have gone into more detail... multiple lights and outlets don't work on unrelated circuits, yet others on the same dysfunctional circuits do work... I had 2 seperate handyman/electrician types come to the house yesterday.... both said it was baffling and beyond them and to call someone else.... the second also threw out a promising "..... it would take 10 grand to get this house wired correctly...." sort of unsettling.....
1221  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 08, 2013, 04:18:49 PM
While I'm still open to suggestions, I'll probably start Kokoro Connect soon. Another looks a little too gruesome for me.

"Another" did have some disturbing moments.... but damn was it good. I really enjoyed it right from the door. The only other thing that really translate that "mood" to me was playing corpse party on the PSP. Such a rare delicacy that particular flavor of horror is....

Finished the first 24 eps of "A Certain Magical Index".... i'm interested to see where they go with this based on where they have already went.... I hope stiyl gets some more screen time-lol

In the interest of catching up on some "must see" stuff I'm finally going to watch steins gate after being rather dissapointed in chaos: head.... I say "must see" because I "must see" how freakin' convoluted and non-sensical this ends up being.... but hey, who knows... maybe I'll be presently surprised....

On a completely different note... I realized I have never indulged any shonen titles.... I have always more or less just researched specific stuff that it seemed like I would like... never watched any anime on TV or anything since dragon ball z was on fox when I was like 8 years old or something... As such I'm wondering what I've been missing out on and thinking of checking out a couple episodes of bleach, mostly because I just want some background to give the dynasty warrior-like game a try..... this could prove a fools errand... time will tell I suppose 
1222  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 08, 2013, 03:59:33 PM
Made it to chapter 7 in hyperdimension mk2, locking in my route to the true end in one play-through!!! soooooooo stoked!

My adventures in hyrule are proving a bit lackluster.... I now remember why I haven't played a zelda game in so long.... the gameplay rocks and all, but damn... talk about lather rinse repeat.... I'm going to continue with it as I feel compelled to see twilight princess through to the end, but it certainly doesn't feel terribly pressing.....

I'm thinking I may turn TP into a "weekend only" title and get to another backlog throughout the week, either agarest 2 or wild arms alter code f..... or maybe I'll just say screw it for now, polish off Lego LOTR for the hell of it and wait for Ni No Kuni in 2 weeks... although I have been toying around with the idea of finally going back to xenosaga and getting through episode 2 (insanity, I know....)
1223  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 08, 2013, 03:50:55 PM
wow.... what an unpleasant morning.... i went to vacuum and it tripped a circuit.... or so I thought.... checked the circuits, none were tripped yet the lights won't come back on... called electrician......electrician comes and says "this is beyond me, you gotta call someone more experienced".....

but I remain grateful... why you ask? well, oddly enough all my game systems, computer and refrigerator all have power (this is what confused the hell out of the electrician).... so I think I'm simply going to ignore the problem and play games and whatnot in the dark for a few days.... i have two major tattoos and hyperdimension neptunia mk2 to tend to this week.... the lights can wait-LoL
1224  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mugen Souls on: January 08, 2013, 02:38:52 PM
I wound up snagging this the other day. I love complicated systems for reverse engineering and my wife, for goodness knows what reason, finds the style of humor hilarious (either that or she enjoys watching my brain melt occasionally XD ). Did some research into the DLC if you're still wondering Klyde. It's nothing extensive but here's some baseline info:

Lonely Goddess Set
Black Cat Ears Atk & Mnd 6%
Black Eyepatch Agi 12%
Noire's Clear Dress Def & Int 9%
Noire's Clear Garter Int & Agi 9%
Noire's Clear Boots Atk & Tec 9%

CPU Candidate set

Brain Controller Int & Tec 6%
Purple Frames HP & Def 6%
Nepgear Sailor Dress SP, Mnd & Tec 6%
Pink Striped Band Atk & Agi 9%
Nepgear Boots Def & Tec 9%

Console Patron Unit set
Twin brain Controller Def & Mnd 6%
Toast Def 12%
Neptune Hoodie Dress HP, Atk & Agi 6%
Blue Striped Band Int & Tec 9%
Neptune Shoes SP & Agi 9%

First Generation Bride set
Wedding Headdress Agi & Tec 6%
Chocolate Banana Atk 12%
Fyuria's Top Armor At & Agi 9%
Fyuria's Cross Belt Mnd & Tec 9%
Fyuria's Metal Boots SP & Def 9%

Overwhelming Goth Loli set

Fluorescent Ribbon SP & Tec 5%
Stormy Eye SP & Int 6%
Frilly Gothic Dress HP, Def, Mnd 5%, Tec 2%
Frilly Gothic Skirt HP, Def & Mnd 5%, Tec 2% (same as dress)
Monotone Heels Atk 2%, Mnd, Agi & Tec 5%

Overwhelming Ready-made-clothing Set

Dumpling Ribbon HP & Def 5%
Homemade Specs Tec 10%
Fault Guard Int & Mnd 7%, Agi 3%
Fault Skirt SP & Tec 4%, Mnd 9%
Winged Fault Boots Mnd 8% Agi 9%

Mugen Knight Set
Decorative Ribbon Mnd 10%
Cross Scar Agi 10%
Armor Knight HP 3%, Atk & Def 7%
Tiered Knight HP 9%, Def 8%
Iron Knight Atk 8%, Def 9%

Overwhelming Conquering Set
Pom Pom Beret Int & Tec 5%
Prestige Makeup Mnd 10%
Conquering Blazer HP & Atk 5%, Tec 7%
Conquering Skirt Atk & Int 5%, Agi 7%
Conquering Slip-ons SP & Agi 4%, Int 9%

That is awesome info my friend!!! I can't thank you enough! I really had no clue what the sets were at all and I get scared to research anything elsewhere for fear of unintentionally learning about and spoiling other aspects of the game (always happens to me.... I look up something benign and randomly stumble across mega-spoilers every time..... that is why I stick around here.... a good, intelligent, spoiler-free community is tough to find these days)
1225  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: wii games that don't require motion controller on: January 08, 2013, 02:34:17 PM

That is a good start point.  Obviously there are a lot of games that use the wiimote that aren't motion, but that's neither here nor there.

Also, don't discount the motion so much.  Trauma Team is one of the best games out there.

I'm not saying motion control is necessarily a bad thing... it is simply waaaay to outside the realm of my "gaming comfort zone" for me to enjoy... I have given them a try multiple times... they just "feel" different to me... its tough for me to explain....

And as an aside, I chain smoke like a bastard while playing and every single time I try to play games with motion control I end up getting ashes all over myself!! LoL

Thanks for the lists/suggestions guys :)
1226  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG's for the iPad! on: January 07, 2013, 12:19:39 PM
I have wanted to play Vay again for years.... I can hardly remember it from when I was a kid, but I do remember NOT completing it and being pissed off that I didnt..... certainly not the most enticing thing available on IPads, but that will be my first go-to title when I finally indulge.
1227  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 07, 2013, 12:15:33 PM
Re: the Zelda conversation.  It's like with some albums.  You dislike them when they first come out because they're not like the precursor, but years later you realize that it's brilliant.  A lot of people weren't really feeling the Tool album Lateralus when it first came out because it wasn't as good as Aenima, but years later people realize that the album is absolutely fantastic.  It had to grow on me, but grow on me it did and I think it's an even better album than Aenima.

As for my gaming, I'm playing Code of Princess.  Stylish, mindless fun, and it has Zozo- the cutest anime zombie girl since Rottytops in Shantae.  

I just started Code of Princess two night ago! First thing that managed to make me find time for my 3ds is awhile now.... Not exactly the meatiest title but damn is it fun in short spurts between drawings and tattoos at work.... art style is so tailored to my personal taste its damn near impossible for me not to like this... I'm really digging the soundtrack too.

on the Zozo note, I wish she was a little faster and more fluid to play as... I instantly wanted to play as her as soon I saw her!!... however i gotta say, the gameplay feels a lot more rewarding with other characters, which is a bummer...
1228  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: wii games that don't require motion controller on: January 06, 2013, 11:34:52 AM

Also any Gamecube game provided you have an earlier model of the Wii (which you probably don't given the purpose of this thread).

I actually lucked out and ended up with 2 older backward compatable white wii's.... a client traded me them for tattoo-time-LoL.... that is why I'm asking actually, because all I've used them for is playing gamecube and snes titles..... they are also great for playing other consoles titles as well but I don't think it is kosher to get into discussing that, so I'm gonna lay that to rest there....

So having exhausted everything from yester-year worth playing (with the exception of skies of arcadia) I thought I should get a "wii" bit more current with nintendo-- HarHarhar.... (that was a lame joke, just in case you didn't catch it)
1229  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: January 06, 2013, 11:19:45 AM
Yeah, he really has no one to blame but himself.
We all told Klyde to skip Rorona but he just wouldn't listen...

Heck, even Gust is skipping it with their Vita re-releases.  They did Totori, are working on Meruru, but haven't said a peep about re-releasing Rorona.

What can I say guys... when your right, your right...... however that advice wasn't requested by me or given by you until I had already sunk 15 hours into the game.... my compulsive/completionist nature got the better of me.... can't you forgive a guy for being a bit disordered???? LoL
I liked Rorona, but I also liked the older titles, which were even stricter; somehow I've a feeling they wouldn't be too popular around here.

Ayesha's story is, on the surface, somewhat similar to Totori's. Ayesha lives alone after her guardian died and her sister "disappeared" while out. One day, while she's collecting ingredients, she thinks she sees her sister, thus, provoking her to go search for clues to her fate.

On a related note, if anyone's interested:

I adored the more "standard adventure" atelier series on the ps2.... I still need to finish that as well, but atelier iris (in spite a very lacking narrative) was a very enjoyable title in most respects by my standards.... In fact I am quite certain I will go back to, and polish off all the ps2 titles (including the mana khemias) before returning to arland.....

I can understand that. Rorona was my first atelier game and even though I liked it, you can tell there arw some rough edges. However the improvements from Rorona to Totori are huge.
Since you are still burned out of Rorona, I'd say drop it and whenever you find Totori or Meruru for a good price give them a chance.

As a whole, I think Meruru is the better game but as a character and motivations I go with Totori. her relationship with Mimi is too good to miss!

As for Ayeasha, anybody knows what the main plot is about? I heard a little about a missing sister but I'm not even sure anymore. What I really paid attention to was the new artwork which is lovely.

No trouble finding the titles... I am a limited edition addict (referencing my disordered nature once again), perpetually scared by missing out on some Nisa exclusives in the past.... as a result I managed to collect the limited edition of every NA release of an atelier title since Iris on the ps2....I have been tempted to crack open meruru for my barrel t-shirt but that is part of the fun when I decide to start the game-LoL

As for Ayesha's story and plot, from what I understand, reuniting with the missing sister is the long and the short of it.... Beyond that all I have read is that Ayesha herself is an herbalist who's grandfather died.... literally guys.... that is all the story details given on the wiki....
1230  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: wii games that don't require motion controller on: January 05, 2013, 05:26:48 PM
I know Klonoa doesn't, and NSMBWii's may be mild enough to tolerate it (DKCR set off a lot of people though). Monster Hunter as well, though if you have a 3DS/Wii U you might want to wait on Ultimate, especially Wii U as that'll have online play. Rune Factory Frontier also supports the Classic Controller, so that's another one.

Actually, a quick and dirty way to figure it out is to look for a list of games that support the Classic Controller, you'll miss some like a Little King's Story that uses the Wii Remote + Nunchuk but doesn't bother with motion control or even the pointer, but that'd still hit a lot of them. And if you're open to JUST pointer use that may open your options by a lot.

Thanks for the tip my man! Completely forgot about Rune Factory..... see, thats why I asked!... I sort of turned a blind eye to everything that was happening on the wii....
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