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481  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Klyde Chroma's Contest: The Sequel!! DON'T MISS OUT on: January 23, 2014, 10:18:05 PM
WOW-EE good guesses guys!

Thats plenty to get things rolling! But first I must make a few comments on these initial guesses.

@ Dincrest... It (sadly) is not the griever ring. But I may steal that idea from you for another finger. Thanks.

@ Monsoon... I actually do appreciate the Caduceus for its greek relevance but alas, not on this finger my friend.

@ Darilon.... While it is not a winking duck you get +1 for confidence in your answer.

Now for the first hint! Remember I am going to start vague.... REALLY VAGUE!

HINT 1: WOMAN, FEMALE, GIRL

Thats it. This hint will prove more relevant in narrowing it down with the hints to come, unless of course someone knocks it out of the park pre-emptively by chance.


482  The Rest / General Discussions / Klyde Chroma's Contest: The Sequel!! DON'T MISS OUT on: January 23, 2014, 07:42:21 PM
Yep, so this week I have felt pretty down.... I wanted to do something to cheer myself up/amuse myself and decided to make this creepy creation for a lucky member of the community here!

A while back I did a little Klyde Chroma trivia/riddle contest for one of these and it was fun. So here it is folks, enter KLYDE'S CREEPY CONTEST PART 2!!!! Muahahahahaha!!!

This is the prize, an ugly piece of art created by hand by yours truly...



The contest will go a little something like this....

-First one to guess what I have tattooed on my right ring finger wins it. Simple as that. I pay shipping... don't worry :)

-For every few guesses from the community I will drop another hint, becoming more relevant and concise until someone gets it. I don't want anyone to get it right off the bat, so I will start the hints off as being pretty vague.

-Additionally there will be a surprise RPG-related bonus gift included with sculpture.

-Last but not least, I will NOT drop the first hint until a few "shot in the dark" guesses get tossed out there to ensure there is even an interest. This won't be very fun without at least a few participants... SO GET GUESSING!
483  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mistwalker??? on: January 23, 2014, 07:24:29 PM
not to further derail the topic but I must say I feel like a fool right now...

@ Blackthirteen- I have been coming to this site for a LONG time and somehow Eternal Eden escaped me. I just looked into it and it looks AMAZING. I am really stoked to get to this game in the not so distant future.

@ Dice- Thanks for bringing my attention to the title with your exclamatory remark about Blossomsoft's work.

484  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Western Fantasy Suggestions and Your Favorites on: January 23, 2014, 07:11:17 PM
Thanks Ultra! Between what you and mesh have said, I'm sold! I've got a lot of good gaming on my plate now but these Siera titles have peaked my interest and on the list thanks to you guys.

@Mesh- Summoner 2. I would have NEVER stumbled across that if it were not for you and that game looks pretty awesome man! To these ends I thank you. I will, without a doubt, be procuring this one. Something about the screenshots Remind me of Xena Warrior Princess. That is a great thing BTW... I loved that freakin' show.
485  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: January 23, 2014, 06:59:48 PM


I'm really glad I had the chance to complete XIII-2 before jumping headlong into this one.

So bummed I couldn't finish XIII-2 due to the extraordinary motion sickness it caused me. I was really looking forward to LR.

I have literally been somewhat down since tuesday when the demo arrived...

I've put in healthy sessions with various games of different genre's just to test it and have confirmed XIII-2 is the ONLY game that does this to me.

Its silly it bothers me considering the vast amount of other games I have to get to and how much I am enjoying Tales of Vesperia at the moment. I feel like a whiny little girl over the whole thing to be honest.

In any event, thats enough of that. I am happy hear a (somewhat) positive response to the demo. Whether I can play (without puking) or not, I still want to see Lightning do well... *sniffle sniffle*

486  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FFXII-like RPGs on: January 19, 2014, 06:50:39 PM
There's always White Knight Chronicles.

I only played WKC briefly to try it out but I remember my very first impression of the battle system was that of a poor mans Xenoblade.
487  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: January 19, 2014, 06:47:55 PM
I should have been more specific earlier.... I stand corrected. Not all of Nomura's work looks space-ballsey.

It seems to me that the space-balls style is more commonly present in games where Nomura is credited with having greater visual influence. Final Fantasy X, Musashi, The World Ends With You, Kingdom hearts and a few others all fall into this category.

Parasite Eve, FF7 (to a point...), his monster designs and some of his other work is perfectly fine to me.

I agree with Dice in the respect that it seems his earlier work is more to my liking. Whether that is because he had less creative control or his style changed/evolved I don't know...

What I should have said earlier was something more along the lines of when the Nomura signature "sci-circus from the hood" style is present, it bothers the heck out of me.

I will also reiterate my point that I don't in fact think Nomura is a bad artist by any stretch. A great deal of what he does is just in direct contrast to my own personal taste is all.
488  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: January 19, 2014, 03:23:43 PM
Everything Amano makes is blond. The guy has a clear fetish.

And Akihiko Yoshida has a thing with thighs, and Tetsuya Nomura with stylized clothing. Every artist has a sensibility towards something in particular, that's hardly something to make a big deal out of.

Nomura's clothing disturbs me enough to bitch about it. Blonde and overtly blonde I can take. Thighs are fine. But Normura's space-balls style of dress up is just too left field for me.

I can appreciate the aesthetic of his style well enough, I'm not saying he is a poor artist. Far from it actually. In fact there are innumerable artists that I think are fabulous in their own respects. The fact alone that an artist can render beautiful art does not, in my opinion, translate well into every setting and RPG.

It is a purely subjective matter. Not an argument anyone can win really. All I am saying, while the subject is on the table, is I can really see how Nomura's style (being so different) can prove either a real draw, or turn off depending on both the setting/game in question as well as the given gamers tastes.

Whenever I see any Normura character/clothing/setting I feel like I am viewing a super-deformed sci-fi, hip-hop circus. Cool to look at. I would probably love it in an anime or movie. But I don't like sci-fi and have no particular affinity for the circus nor hip-hop and it greatly inhibits immersion for me.

Truly I would take 16-bit sprites, that leave more to my imagination, than a Nomura-heavy visual influence in my RPG's.
489  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 18, 2014, 02:40:26 PM

I sort of want FFIVDS for some reason.



So a game I've been dabbling with at night for the past year or so is Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection. The reason I don't play too often is because I'm a bit confused. Others have assured me the game isn't any more difficult, but I've played multiple other versions at least a dozen times and I certainly don't remember enemies hitting as hard as they do in CC, or healing spells healing so little.

After failing to get a shred of enjoyment from XIII-2 I was considering IV the complete collection for the after years. I played through the original IV last year and had loads of fun. The after years content is totally on deck for me this year at some point. But I am a wee too engaged with Tales of Vesp to jump ship now.

Anyhow, I found the complete collection IV to be adequately challenging myself for better half of the game. By the end, the difficulty was waaaaay easier than the original but for a good while I thought it was really tough.

Mario 3d-World/ World 6. Not one moment of boredom whilst playing yet... good stuff... peach is the most fun to play as. I wish water in real life looked like mario water. Not much else to say about it.

490  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 17, 2014, 06:54:02 PM
eggs make me sick.... reeeeeeal sick..... :(
491  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 17, 2014, 06:53:16 PM
Vesperia

Ghost Ship.... SO COOL! Maybe my second favorite RPG Ghost Ship ever. First favorite goes to Seiken Densetsu 3, even if the boss was cheap and damn near impossible without a magic user.

The environment of Vesperia's ghost ship was everything a ghost ship should be. The ghost enemies were adorable to boot! Although ghosts probably SHOULD NOT be adorable... I appreciated their cuteness and charm.

Mario 3d-World

Made it to world 4.

IT FEELS SO WEIRD TO PLAY SOMETHING THAT IS NOT AN RPG!!!

I put that in caps to emphasize how foreign and weird I feel playing it....

Very creative levels in this one. Thus far I feel like nothing has been recycled level to level and the game constantly feels fresh.
492  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Western Fantasy Suggestions and Your Favorites on: January 16, 2014, 07:19:21 PM

That looks interesting and different Mesh, cool suggestion!

It is difficult to get a clear idea of what to expect from the website, do you have any experience with the game? 
493  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: January 16, 2014, 07:12:33 PM
OUYA !
(?)

I was actually considering getting an Ouya, primarily for this reason. I need to look into it more and confirm this game is in fact playable with the device and see what else is needed to pull it off.

I really don't know much about Ouya yet. Anyone here have any experience with it?



The Ouya does not use the normal Google Play store so unless S-E specifically released this for the Ouya it's not going to work.

Dag nabbit. I knew it.... Actually I think a little ways back when I was moaning about this very issue someone (possibly you Kevadu) enlightened me to the grim reality.

I just chose to forget because the truth hurt too much....
494  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Warming up to a new title on: January 16, 2014, 06:43:41 PM
I'm double posting because

A) This has nothing to do with my last post...

and

B) Its been over a week since then.

So forgive me my poor forum conduct please.

I just wanted to return to this thread to say thank you all for the input because as a result I am taking your advice to heart and going to try a RPG and Non-RPG gaming agenda as opposed to playing two RPG's at once, and solely RPG's, as I have in the past.

Just having made that decision I already feel more focused and content with Tales of Vesperia being my "main game" at the moment. This is the start of a whole new take on gaming for Klyde here!

I tend to wonder if part of the reason I've proven so indecisive in the past and had a hard time warming up to titles was not due in part to the fact that I have consistently been considering two RPGs at once. No matter what the case, I thank you all for the solid advice and experience offered in this thread. It has been of great utility to me.
495  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 16, 2014, 06:17:02 PM
Got through the first act/story arc of Tales of Vesperia two days ago and still can't stop running around exploring!

In regard to the story itself, the start of act 2 in Dahngrest and actions taken by Yuri solidify him as probably one of coolest and unconventional protags ever for me. I can't think of one other main character in any other JRPG that would have handled things like Yuri did (without getting into spoilers).


On a gameplay note, the non-linear exploration coupled with the linear progression of the story in this game is like a match made in heaven for me. Just the right amount of incentive on both ends to keep me interested in searching every nook and cranny without ever getting bored.

I immediately fell in love with Yuri while playing but now I gotta say the whole cast is proving very engaging to me. Even Karol, whom I fully expected to hate, is pretty alright in my book.

In other news, I'm altering my gaming routine based on some advice that the community here offered. Instead of doing two RPGs at once like I have in the past (one current, one retro) I'm going to play one RPG and one non-RPG. I don't EVER play anything other than RPG's really and I feel I need to try and broaden my horizons. The other appeal of this is I will, hopefully,  become more immersed in whatever RPG I am currently entertaining.

And so, for my first non-RPG for 2014 I pick Mario 3d-World. I tried it a month ago and enjoyed it. I can't imagine it detracting from my focus on the tales narrative ATM and I haven't really given a mario title an honest effort since Mario 64.

CONFESSION: I secretly suck at everything but RPGs. I would be retarded proud of myself if I could ever play through and finish a Megaman game or some platformers. I have actually evaded playing some that have appealed to me based on this fact.

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