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1216  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 11, 2012, 02:41:36 PM
So I thought I would finish my Star Ocean First Departure playthrough before tackling the last leg of Xenoblade and getting back on the Wild Arms-kick I've been on.... And I gotta say... this game freakin' sucks.... I forget who told me it was pretty weak or on which thread it was (though I think it may have been Dice over in the single-player board) but I gotta say they were absolutely right.... I still think I ought to finish it because I'm neurotic like that and what seems to be close to the end, but I care less and less about it the more I play it....

FF13-2 Demo (yup, gaming is that timely for me right now).

I liked it, but stopped myself in half an hour realizing I'd have to do everything I did over again.

I'm am so, so excited for the lineup coming around Summer time. 
My Summer: sleep, work, sleep, sleep, work, GAAMINNG (yelling at interrupters), and summer-school.

I feel like an idiot I played through it like 3 times. Once on 360, and twice on PS3 loved the hell out of it. First thought was OMG it's like FFXIII, but it's an RPG.

Lovely to hear good stuff about ff13! Now can I finish Star Ocean, Xenoblade and Alter Code F before thats released.... so many games.... so little time
1217  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The RPGFan Community Grimoire of Social Networking on: January 10, 2012, 04:50:45 PM
Klyde Chroma on facebook. Triscal-Goddess on deviantart...... Check out either to see all my artwork :)
1218  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: January 10, 2012, 01:55:40 PM
I love your hair Klyde. It's badass. :)

Thank you much, friend!! I can take no credit though.... Its all my hairdresser.... She is a real artist, let me tell you what.... We have a lovely exchange, I do tattoos on her for her to do whatever new dye job and style she can dream up for me... I just put my locks in her capable hands and let her do the rest. She is really into fashion, current trends and is truly educated on matters of aesthetics unlike 9 out of 10 salon girls who don't seem any more capable than my mother did with a pair of scissors when she cut my hair in grade-school.

I love my sessions with my hairdresser.... I find they feel like therapy for me in a sense-LoL
1219  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 10, 2012, 12:49:28 PM
In the department of spin-offs how did anyone feel about "Dirge of Cerberus"? I have to tell on myself, I never really gave it a chance...... I know its not fair but I loathe shooters.... I loathe anything that even feels like a shooter.... I played DoC for roughly 20 minutes when it was first released and never looked its way again...... Have I been missing out??

Gameplay wise it's kinda bad except for the part where you're playing as Cait Sith then it's worse (stealth mission in a game barely capable of even being a 3rd person shooter let alone anything else). Story wise Vincent ends up with a 19 year old love interest who's permanently trapped in a 12 year old's body with the memories of that one chick that forked over Vincent's Death Penalty in the original game (and gave birth to Sephy apparently, I guess); the rest doesn't really get any better either so yeah, you're better off doing what everyone else does and pretend that it doesn't exist as even among that terrible compilation DoC sucks ass.

Aeolus I love your straight "as a matter of fact responses", thanks for putting this one to rest for me :) Take care
1220  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why? on: January 09, 2012, 04:02:06 PM
Not sure it counts as an RPG (but, hey, if Valkyria Chronicles does...) but for anyone who wanted to retry the X-Com games... Firaxis announced 3 days ago that it is remaking the original game for Q4 2012.

This is now the game I'm most eager to see this year.

I am sooooooo stoked about this!! I have my original PS1 copy of X-Com sitting on display in my living room as a center-piece for an end table... Freakin' loved X-Com.... LOVED IT!!....... which is odd really because typically I don't get into sci-fi stuff at all.... X-Com is not sci-fi to me though.... X-Com is awesome-ness... end of story

But hey on that note, Valkyria Chronicles is one I need to get back to someday.... It totally took a backseat to a play-through of Lunar 2 last winter and I never picked it back up.... To be honest it didn't really impress me as much as I expected, given everyones affinity for the title... But then again I have a real aversion to gun-based war-fare type stuff.... Unless it is X-Com of course :)
1221  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Klyde's Steam and Clock Punk Thread on: January 09, 2012, 03:54:56 PM
Nice - I like that one.

He means a thread about the Valve download service called Steam. :)

Thanks for the comment and the info took!
If you could knit/sew you'd make some amazing sackboy style figures.

Again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hglVqACd1C8

I wish I could sew.... Well its not that I can't... it is simply despite my dexterity and patience with other creative efforts, needle and thread work makes me wanna find an 8-foot rope and a 20 ft drop......
1222  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: January 09, 2012, 03:51:28 PM
Here is pic of me taken about 1 month ago


To be honest I hate pictures of myself but this one was taken to show off my hairdressers' work.
1223  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 3 on: January 08, 2012, 03:23:42 PM
I loved the gameplay in SO3 so much.... just reading this makes me wanna skip my SO2 playthrough and hop right into SO3..... I remember vaguely (played through this title when it first came out years ago during a time period that is a bit "fuzzy" if you catch my meaning-lol) unlocking the "fighting game" and getting into arguments with my girlfriend at the time because I would try to get her play it so much! HAhahahaha...

As far as advice goes.... if your REALLY having difficulties across the board, so to speak, I say go check out a spoiler free FAQ or two off of Gamefaqs.com...
1224  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 08, 2012, 03:13:00 PM
In the department of spin-offs how did anyone feel about "Dirge of Cerberus"? I have to tell on myself, I never really gave it a chance...... I know its not fair but I loathe shooters.... I loathe anything that even feels like a shooter.... I played DoC for roughly 20 minutes when it was first released and never looked its way again...... Have I been missing out??
1225  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus Game Announcement Thread - Mark 2 on: January 08, 2012, 03:03:51 PM
If I didn't like Knights or Yggdra, then there is no reason to try this one, am I right? Its not that I don't like strategy RPGs but those two just didn't work out for me. I liked Tactics, Ogre Battle (March of the Black Queen) and even Disgaea more.

Yea, Disgaea is waaay more my style.... Love disgaea Klyde does... indeed....

However I will say the art style of these titles entices me enough alone to pour in some hours.. Some of coolest looking concept art I've beheld in sometime....
1226  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Klyde's Steam and Clock Punk Thread on: January 08, 2012, 12:25:28 PM
I avoided this thread because I thought it was a Steam thread ( ) but this is all very sweet stuff.

I enjoy 3dimensional art

Well thanks for taking a looks Yoda!! Appreciate it!.... But..... and do forgive my ignorance.... what is a steam thread?

Anyhoo.... here is the post for today. Enjoy :)


I call this one "Gunner"
1227  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 08, 2012, 06:20:05 AM
I'm not gonna take the time to go through each title... I will however hit my least favorites and contrast them with my most beloved

XIII- This is an easy call for me as, while I feel many of the FF's didn't live up to expectations of the franchise, this is the only title of the  lot that I feel failed me utterly as a JRPG altogeather..... In other words I would hate this game the same, and would find it just as disapointing a title no matter what the name..... Alot of my gripes with the other titles are a result of my "Final Fantasy" standards, where-as with 13 its as though the whole game is in stark contrast to the aspects of RPG's I really covet..... I don't need to go into the brutal details, everyone here is familiar enough with this title and has already touched upon everything I couldn't stand in this thread........ I will however add one bit of subjective complaining to the pile of FF13 disdain.... SUMMONS IN NO WAY SHOULD REMIND ME OF TRANSFORMERS!! I FREAKIN' HATE TRANSFORMERS!!!..... Truthfully, I'd rather replay Crystal Chronicles twice then muddle my way through this game again.

IX- My distaste for 9 doesn't even hold a candle to that which I have for 13.... But none-the-less it still ranks #2 for my least favorite. Nothing I would consider gamebreaking in 9 but it was up until this point in the series that something always hooked me.... be it gameplay or plot/story/characters, each installment up until nine kept me motoring until the end.... Might just have been a matter of personal taste, but nothing about this one felt stellar in the least to me.... My biggest complaint was the visual direction of the whole thing.... While a return to a more traditional fantasy setting was welcome to me, this was pulled off in a way that made me feel more like I was instead playing some weird pseudo Disney/JRPG hybrid that wasn't name Kindgom Hearts..... I didn't find myself caring about any of the character here and just didn't find any aspect of this game to be memorable....

While I am not a huge fan of I or II either, I would take them over the above-mentioned any day... Crazy as that might sound

VI Without a doubt my absolute favorite, 6 to me was not just groundbreaking back in the day, it still to me completely rocks! I adored the class and cast diversity, always finding myself torn between which favorites to add to the party.... I loved the setting, the plot, the music, the concept art, and just about every other aspect of this title. I'll never forget when this title came out and I was but a mere lad just getting his feet wet with RPG's.... Arriving at the floating continent with hopes of beating the game only to discover the longest leg of my adventure was still to come!!! A WHOLE NEW WORLD TO EXPLORE!!! This blew my mind at the time...... Additionally we have Shadow.... My personal favorite character of the whole FF universe.. Why you ask? Well aside from him just being downright bad-ass.... I can think of no other character I cared for more with about as much dialogue as FF13 had towns.... The real kicker for me though was the fact that this was the first RPG I can remember that dealt with death within the realm of the main cast... Shadow being able to literally die and no longer be playable.... And General Leo's death sparked the first widespread "they could be brought back" rumors I can really recall as well.... Through all these elements into a industrial-steam-punk-esque setting and its like I swear they made the game tailored to all my personal tastes and then took it a step beyond by making it exceptional as far as RPG's go in general.... Might I add this title is not scoring all these points with me based on nostalgia, as I have a playthrough going right now and still I enjoy it just as much as I did in my youth.

V Most fun I had with the job classes out of any FF.

IV So I'm a sucker for dark knights and I'm a sucker for paladins... sue me.

Runners up for most beloved are 7 for all the optional stuff (couldn't get enough of that snowboard mini-game at the gold saucer) and 8...... 8 actually would beat 4 for my top picks if A) Squall wasn't such a brat of a main character most of the time, B) I liked any of the other cast members, C) Zell wasn't in the game and D) The plot was a little more coherent.... ok, now that I spell it out maybe 8 was more flawed in my eyes than I initially though.... Seifer was such a generic tool of a bad guy in my oppinion as well... what a joke.... But hey, that card game was addicting as all hell :)

As for Advent Children, while were on the subject.... I felt the most redeeming quality of the whole flick was the fight in the church with Tifa..... That alone was enough to make it watchable in my book... maybe not a winner.... but certainly watchable....
1228  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lunar 2 Eternal Blue on: January 05, 2012, 04:17:27 PM
I am a freakin' HUGE fan of Lunar... I even imported Magic School way back in the day...

Anyhow, I gotta disagree with mosts sentiment about Eternal Blue.... I thought the story, while admittingly somewhat simple and predictable, built upon the foundation layed in Silver Star beautifully.... Now I can see where if you didn't experience or appreciate Silver Star than Eternal Blue's story may fall a bit flat....

I've played through both the Sega CD and the PSX versions of the two titles, and while I maybe alone on this one too, I enjoyed the PSX versions more.... Don't get me wrong, I love a challenge, but the difficulty of some of the Sega CD Eternal Blue bosses was downright stupid....

Maybe by today's standards Lunar is classic-rpg gaming mediocrity, but when they came out on the Sega Cd ages ago it was groundbreaking... I mean we are talking about voice acting and Anime/fmv that predated FF7!!

Also might I add, the soundtracks to those games were amazing too... Especially the opening theme to the original Silver Star....

...but then again what the hell do I know... I also love the Altar Code F remake of wild arms and think that the "Return to Oz" was way better than the "Wizard".... clearly my tastes place me in the minority group........ while I'm on that point I also think Breath of Fire 2 was waaaay better than any other in the series..... I think Final Fantasy VI trumped VII, hands down... I actually didn't care that much for SMT Nocturne..... So I guess if none of those preferences sound anything like your own maybe you should ignore my love of lunar.....
1229  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Klyde's Steam and Clock Punk Thread on: January 05, 2012, 03:54:35 PM
Well as for today I thought I would mix it up with two creations outisde the realm of creepy little miniatures.



This is little wall-mount piece I created for my hair-dresser entitled "Cosmetic Hero", which is what it reads behind the mess of gears and scissors (though its difficult to discern in picture)



.... And featured above here was my first effort at a clock-work heart-piece. I'm not completely thrilled with this one though.... expect the next heart to be a bit more pleasing to look at....
1230  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 05, 2012, 03:47:24 PM
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Altar Code F is blast for me so far BTW.... Re-make done right if you ask me....

 the main addition was a few new characters, none of which you can use consistently until the final dungeon.

That is a real bummer.... I sort of wish I didn't know that....

  It's nice to see that WA4 & 5 eventually turned out some of the better PS2 graphics you could find.... mostly at the cost of a palatable story (which turned into platitudinous dross.



So on that note, would you suggest skipped out on playing through 2 and 3 and hopping straight into 4 or 5.... I was gonna go chronologically and squeeze XF in there somewhere, but maybe I'll reconsider... Also any oppinions on XF?
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