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1411  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
1412  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...
1413  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 :)
1414  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?)
1415  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!
1416  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....
1417  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.....
1418  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....
1419  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.
1420  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" for PS3, 2013 on: February 19, 2013, 04:26:26 PM
I can't believe it!!! They are actually doing something that seems really cool  and exciting.... at least  to me..... then again maybe its just because I've already spent so much time in item worlds, the prospect of grinding in a different environment seems awesome.... whatever the case may be, I am stoked for this development!

1421  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: February 19, 2013, 04:20:09 PM
The squeal that Mite does when you feed him chocolate is adorable.  I want him to be real so I can hug him and feed him chocolate.

thats how I feel about the purloiner/ pirate kitty class thing.... i got 2 in my party.... named em both after my dead cats....

You will be very happy you did this.

You can say that again! I just did my third tier morph with one of the little guys 2 nights ago... as of last night he finally reached a formidable level and was totally my saving grace in the glitterring grotto..... I sort of went in a wee bit unprepared.... the little guy was invaluable against those turban-wearing-blazzard-casting "dastards!!" (to steal some fire emblem verbage-LoL)
1422  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 19, 2013, 03:48:58 PM
Yeah, I think I'm done with this game. Chapter 6, the story is absolute ridiculous nonsense. The dialogue sucks and is full of incredibly awkward jokes that I can only assume are the fault of the translator, and the character interactions are incredibly shallow and meaningless. "ARE YOU SHOCKED BY MY BEAUTY?" "NO BUT YOUR SHIRT IS WRINKLED PLEASE FIX IT". Everyone is an anime trope, and not even a well-done anime trope (TALES OF THE ABYSS WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU, INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS). I can't give a shit about the combat because I don't give a crap about any of the fifty million characters the game keeps throwing at me. Pretty cutscenes, though.

I'm having a difficult time with it holding my interest as well, but I was placing the blame on Ni No Kuni-LoL

Oddly enough, I typically eat up cliche anime stuff.... but the "lather rinse repeat" gameplay here is sort of getting to me.... that and I feel very "disconnected" from the mechanics here.... 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). Gotta say though, I love the permadeath! It does force me to pay closer attention and care A LOT more than I would typically... in fact I could easily see me giving up out of boredom if not for classic mode. Additionally I imagine I would be fostering a great deal more enjoyment out of the DLC maps and summoning all these other units to my map if I actually had played other FE's.... I'm grateful none-the-less though... thanks to street pass and these FE historical units my team seems to be trumping the chapter battles without much difficulty or frustration (currently on chapter 8, my avatar is level 21.... group with stahl in battle = untouchable unit!)

In truth, I don't find this to be a bad title by any means.... but I'm certainly not finding it to be as stellar as I expected given the hype.... I still have to reserve judgement until I really see how all this "pairing up" and "having kids" stuff pans out....

.... and yes, cut scenes are ridiculously aesthetic.....
1423  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 19, 2013, 01:20:05 AM
man.... you know you care a wee too much for your games when a doctor says to you "Look, your in deep s**t.... You may need a new kidney in as little as 6 months..." and the very first thing to come to your mind is "oh no.... I'll never finish tales of xilia!!"

NOTE: Depressing as this news may sound, don't anyone get alarmed.... doctors have been telling me I'm gonna die for years.... I still run between 8-12 miles a day, smoke 2-3 packs of cigarettes and feel like a million bucks :)........ but I wish they would stop giving me such grim reports... really bums me out for a moment
1424  The Rest / The Bazaar / Ni No German Edition, going cheap! on: February 19, 2013, 01:07:10 AM
So I got the german wizards edition even though I am currently playing an american standard copy of the game.... in other words, I have an extra german copy of the game.... before I throw it on ebay for retail I thought I would offer it up here to you guys for a wee bit cheaper in case someone who is interested in the game wants a crack at it for less the 60 bucks..... i feel like everyone should play this game! LoL

Sooooo... lets say 40 buck for you guys (shipping included).... game is still sealed so NO ONE CAN COMPLAIN THAT ANYTHING SMELLS LIKE CIGARETTES EXCEPT FOR THE PLASTIC WRAPPER-LoL!!!!

 remember, it is german (even though ps3 is not region locked) so any DLC has to be the german dlc.... payment via paypal puh-lease :)
1425  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: February 19, 2013, 01:00:24 AM
The squeal that Mite does when you feed him chocolate is adorable.  I want him to be real so I can hug him and feed him chocolate.

thats how I feel about the purloiner/ pirate kitty class thing.... i got 2 in my party.... named em both after my dead cats....
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