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1216  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 23, 2013, 04:39:15 PM
I wish dice lived by me so I can teach her how to tattoo..... she would make a killing and then I would have someone to tattoo me, LoL
1217  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: February 23, 2013, 02:40:01 PM
Is it wrong for someone like me to like this game? Because I'm really enjoying the combat, the sub systems, and the characters are really funny and cute. I don't understand how reviewers have to act so purist by condemning the game because it has things in it that they find offensive even though it's just a game and none of the characters exist in real life.

If there is anything wrong with you than it is wrong with me too my friend! I play every single one of these niche titles because I adore the style..... Love NIS for their efforts in bringing these to us... and MK2 aside,  I'll admit some have proved complete and utter major "fails" as far as games are concerned in an objective sense, yet due to my subjective tastes I  enjoyed my time with them more so than I have entertaining some other titles more commonly accepted as "great games"....

As far as reviewing titles such as this goes, I've found RPGfan to be one of the most fair and intelligable communities in that regard....
1218  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 22, 2013, 08:55:45 PM

Took my car in for inspection today.  Need brakes, rusted brake line, rusted rotors... there goes $400.   Also getting annoyed at work.

Thats the max I'll pay for a fix on a car... in truth no matter how well off I am I will always drive a piece of s**t.... I'm just not into cars... I've always had the same routine with them... I buy em for less than a grand outright and when I bump into a fix that costs me more then 500 I just simply buy another and scrap the old one... I'll invest mad money into lots of things but vehicles just are not one of those things....

In either case, I feel for ya my friend... I HATE having to pay for car-crap.... it feels worse then when I gotta drop money for bills and rent and whatnot...

In other news.... I have something better to report to you fine folk than kidney failure this week!! I finished a DBZ tattoo!!! well actually its not done... its gonna be quite large and involving, but I finished Goku :)

EDIT: That is mostly healed results by the way :)
1219  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 22, 2013, 05:24:41 PM
I still don't really grasp a lot of stuff having not ever played a fire emblem.... class advancing, pairing selection et cetera...... I just don't get it (though I imagine as I delve a little deeper it will make more sense or become more thoroughly explained.... I hope).
Class advancing is pretty easy. You can use a master seal on a character over level 10(unless they are in a special class like villager, dancer, or a shape changing class) t advance to an advanced class. In most cases it is best to use the master seal at level 20, at least for the first class change. You can also use second seals to change to different class tress, but that is not necessary to get characters strong enough to beat the game with.

Pairing is.....not really explained in the game. It also only exists in one other Fire Emblem (which does not have an official english release), so having played the others wouldn't help you much there. Quick version is that kids inherit classes and stat growths fom parents along with the last skill that each parent has before you enter the chapter to recruit the kid......long version is go to this page to read up on it: http://www.serenesforest.net/fe13/children.html

Edit: Wait unless you meant the pairing up as in putting two units together on the battlefield.....Forgot about that system. You can get a detailed explanation of that system here: http://www.serenesforest.net/fe13/double.html

Thank you for the info! Mega-helpful :)

I just changed my avatar to a Mem... mema... ummm... mem-sword-wielding-something-or-other.... in either case I look cooler... I love when characters appearance change with class advancing... I'm so shallow...
1220  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" for PS3, 2013 on: February 22, 2013, 03:02:00 PM
Wow.... its a good day to be a fan of NISA localizations! God of Fate has me excited as well... Now just show me the LE's so I can open my wallet.... I am such a sucker for NISA bonus junk.... can't wait for my hyperdimension lunch pale in a few weeks :) LoL
1221  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: February 22, 2013, 02:55:48 PM
Just to wrap it up, would you (so far) put these games in the same veins of the last 3 Atelier games (Rorona, Totori and Meruru) in which each one vastly improves on the predecessor ?

I'll keep looking for info for MK2 until the end of the week.

Thats is tough for me  because I have yet to crack open Totori or Meruru after erroneously not listening to the sound advice I was given about skipping Rorona... my romp through arland as Rorona left a BAD taste in my mouth..... I still have both LE's of the following titles sealed on my shelf-LoL


1 is a pretty abysmal game.  mk2 significantly improves its combat system, but I wasn't impressed by the rest of it. 

I completely agree with this.... the battle system in 1 made it un-playable to me..... you can't even heal at your own discretion.... mk2 on the other hand doesn't simply amend things, but incorporates completely different gameplay mechanics in regard to battles. once again (not to echo myself) but the system proved enjoyable enough to keep me playing to the end in spite of the titles other short-comings.
1222  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Ni No German Edition, going cheap! on: February 21, 2013, 07:47:52 PM
I pass the savings onto the consumer!

In all seriousness I can't stand all the smoking laws. I don't care for smoking or clouds of smoke but things are getting a bit extreme. The thing I would like to see enforced is being fined for throw cig butts all over.


I couldn't agree more! Smoking restrictions and taxes are one of the few things politically I do feel somewhat strongly about... particularly how they did away with flavored cigs in the US.... and I'm with you on the fines for cigarette buts as well... I'm not an environmentalist by any stretch but, even as a heavy smoker, I find the volume of cigarette-litter alarming whenever I'm in town (i live outside of the hustle and bustle)....

hmmmmm.Klyde, check your PM's buddy

You sir have been PM'ed back... I am gonna run over to the single-player-rpg topic and triple check about any regional issues.... LoL
1223  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" for PS3, 2013 on: February 21, 2013, 05:16:43 PM

oooooooo I hope they make the classic laharl outfit bonus DLC or something when they localize this!!! Plus I didn't see anything that looked like the old item world! I really am getting excited.....

.....I can't wait to see what the LE for this one contains!! I hope we get more little figurines.... gee golly disgaea makes me happy...
1224  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Ni No German Edition, going cheap! on: February 21, 2013, 05:07:21 PM

Drop the high and mighty sober attitude if you're a chain smoker :)

***BIG LOL**** ^^ first thing that made me laugh out-loud in ages.... thank you....

in my defense I said I am sober... I never once said I was no longer addicted to anything..... but yea.... I suppose no matter how you slice it, the amount of cigarettes I smoke certainly degrades the "quality of my sobriety"..... but hey I quit cigars! this time last year I was emptying my wallet on Romeo and Juliets along with Monte Cristos and inhaling the dastards!!..... i quit when I realized I could buy a new game each week and still save money with what I was spending..... so I'm making progress baby!!

NOTE: i will never stop saying dastards after playing fire emblem by the way...

Additional Note: Because Yoda's post made me happy I will now drop the price  of Ni No down to 34 US dollars..... Thank Yoda for making me laugh :)
1225  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: February 21, 2013, 02:20:24 PM
Thanks dice!!! I freakin' knew I was right!!!!!.... I was spelling old smoky wrong the entire time! LoL..... *palm to face*

And today I have an additional question! LoL... aren't I a pain?

This is not so much Ni No specific though.... I am getting rid of my german copy over in the bazar and although I double checked via google search to make sure it would work on a US system (and can be played in english) I still don't know how trophies and all that jazz works..... I know you need a german account to use german dlc... that is about it.... is there any other important info I should be aware of (or more accurately I should make anyone interested in buying aware of?)
1226  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" for PS3, 2013 on: February 21, 2013, 02:18:57 PM
Read over the article a few times just to be sure but...I wasn't told any difference. Item World, Item Sea...sounds like the same thing only with a name change. Need more information.

don't dash my dreams!! there is gonna be water!! THERE IS GOING TO BE LANDMASSES!!! There is going to be INTERESTING TERRAIN!!!!!!..... its gonna be different.... its gotta be.... cause if it isn't you can bet Klyde's ship WILL not be sailing those open seas, no sir!
1227  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: February 20, 2013, 04:56:12 PM
alright I GIVE UP!!! a need a hint or something guys.... I won't check a faq because I know the dangers of laying eyes on those all too well.... but the ghost kid's riddle in peridia (yea, I think I'm off on the town name, but you know where I mean...).... I swear I know the answer, but just don't know what the hell to type!! 
He asks for the location of a symbol in the regions of the world section of the book that only appears once.... I found two possible answers, one on the world map and one of the map of summerlands:south (the # symbol for old smokey) but no matter what I type I can't get it right.... am I shooting blanks here!!!???? In other words, am I totally wrong in my answer and not my verbage? this is driving me whacky....

If I am right in my answer..... FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY PLEASE JUST TELL ME WHAT TO TYPE!!!!.... if I am wrong then just tell I am wrong... I'm not looking for a "hand-out" of the correct answer.... more or less, I just don't want to waste any more time trying to figure out exactly what to say  for the little casper kid to recognize my answer as correct if it in fact is....
1228  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: February 20, 2013, 04:15:45 PM
Woo-Hoo!! Got my 10 bucks :) Now I don't feel so bad about all the compile hearts DLC I've downloaded over the course of the last year.....
1229  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 20, 2013, 02:40:30 PM
New kidney or new kidneyS? You can live with only one technically.

Sorry, new kidney*s*....

Klyde why do you need new kidneys.

Well I wish I had a definitive answer for that..... sadly I don't... the tale goes as such....

A few years ago I began to develop a host of anomolous maladies.... the origins of which could not be determined to present day.. one of the more troubling of this problems is fluid retention... extreme edema.... to the point of becoming pulmonary if left unchecked.... and since the cause could not be determined, it was decided the symptom must be treated.... in other words I have been on a vampiric dose of diuretic for years (I say vampiric because it completely demolished my tolerance of sunlight.... first summer I was on it I literally did not go out til the sun went down and feel asleep as soon as the sky began to light up each day)

So now supposedly the diuretic has ruined my kidney function.... but without getting into it, the doctors who are making this call are really jumping the gun.... their basis for this assumption is not based on anything other than a blood test.... I also am not showing any signs of advanced kidney disease what-so-ever...... hence why I am not too concerned....

other aspects of what this means are more alarming and immediate to me... such as altering the diuretic which i NEED at this point....

what frustrates me is the fact that they decide these things and tell me I am dying without doing any conclusive testing first.... the numbers in my blood they are looking at when they say "your screwed" can shift based on a ton of factors.... I'm not worrying about anything until they look at my kidney function via more (accurate) testing....
1230  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 on: February 20, 2013, 02:28:35 PM
I just stumbled upon Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 on Play-Asia for a great price this week. For those who have played, is this game worth it ?

I'm thinking of giving it a go but since I still have quite a number of J RPGs to play through and even some I might wanna replay (Okami HD) I'm really on the fence here.

How is the story like? Does it even have one or is it more like Disgaea, where even if it has a story it feels like it's a bunch of jokes thrown in? Also, if the story is not worth it, does the gameplay make up for it ?

I personally loved it... but it is a compile hearts title, albeit one of the better ones... you know what to expect... to briefly go over things a few things...

-Vast improvement over the first in terms of gameplay. Battles are fast and somewhat addicting :) Think, faster paced mugen souls without any MOE kills (if you are familiar)... if you are not familiar with Mugen souls then I can only really describe it as being somewhat similar to the original Xenogears with real time movement around a 3-dimensional plane (you move in real time, then link togeather attacks linked to buttons of your choosing to form combos...)

-Dungeons are short and sweet but horribly recycled and plain.... it never bothered me much because as I said, battles were what I was there for and it wasn't as though my stay was very long....

-You can fully customize the appearance of the "magical girl" type transformation for the protagonist.... if you are in to that sort of thing :) If you want a custom look without spending hours in the editor a quick google search will have you transforming into a Rei Ayaname-plug-suit-wearing-super-heroine in no time!

-The story is a joke riddled straight shot from the door. Nothing to really think too hard about..... no real plot twists.... a great deal of the humor is also based on other titles (for instance the Y's series is referenced like 101 times)..... this is double edged sword for me.... its great that the story isn't something I need to focus on... it made it so I can put the game down and pick it up in between more serious sessions of other games without ever really needing to "shift gears"...... now if I were looking for something epic,  I would be sorely dissapointed here..... this is not a grand emotional journey... this is niche-over-the-top-anime-cheese..... if you are looking to be amused rather than immersed you will be happy... otherwise forget it...

-Visually speaking, this is bright anime fluff. You either like that or you dont..... a subjective matter for certain...

-Soundtrack was not terrible.... but not exactly anything to write home about either... Mugen souls and agarest 2 had waaaaaaaay better soundtracks by far....

-Item creation/crafting exists in this game as well.... it is however a complete afterthought and waste of time... LoL.... seriously one of the worst inclusions of a craft system I have ever seen implemented.... by the time you have the resources to craft anything

To summarize, MK2 is a simplistic game in which the gameplay and visuals are the main "draws"..... the story is as appealing as the humor because that is what it is comprised of (jokes)... everything else is a complete afterthought or let-down.... LoL

All in all, I would said if it is cheap it would make a nice aside to pick up here and there whilst playing through Okami or some other non-rpgs.... that is how I digested it and I liked it A LOT!

But with hyperdimension V on the horizon, I would honestly suggest just skipping out on MK2..... the hyperdimension games are not content heavy so even if they build upon one another in some narrative-respects you really won't be missing out on much.... and based on how improved it appears the balance and gameplay is going to be for V I would say just wait....

In the realm of Compile Hearts and niche titles last year though the BIG WINNER was really Agarest 2... hands down the best I've seen from them period.
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