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496  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: December 04, 2013, 04:02:10 AM
That actually looks... really cool...

Ok tech savy folk. Tell me how the heck I get this game to play on the big screen. Would Ouya work?
497  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 02, 2013, 06:04:00 PM
FWIW I thought XIII-2 was a great RPG, better than XIII in pretty much every way possible.

Admittedly, FFXIII-1 was not exactly a high bar to clear.

Also, where can I find a quick and dirty synopsis of the plot? SA has been complete bullshit for lurkers these past 2 months (not like this is new) and I don't think I going to continue bothering to follow their LPs anymore (it's murder on my productivity to force myself to rush, rush, rush for a solid month on picking up and following whatever I was following prior to the pay-wall going up in addition to anything new that might have cropped up and looks interesting, only to grind to a screeching halt for the next two months when the pay-wall inevitably goes back up; besides they've run out of Fire Emblem games to LP), and GameFAQs is a goddamn cesspool.

Its not quick and dirty, but if you really want a thorough "feel" of the game whilst digesting the plot I highly suggest checking out the 8 hour "movies" on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yxMcuzOgVrU

That is the XIII-1 movie.

I was really turned off by the length but it is proving the best refresh-course I've stumbled across.

Now if your still looking for "quick and dirty" for XIII-1, this thread I came across does a pretty good job...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.408152-Could-some-one-explain-Final-Fantasy-XIII-plot-to-me

Now if I misread you, and you were inquiring about a XIII-2 synopsis, the youtube advice still applies. I myself will be taking the plunge and actually giving it a playthrough I think. While there is other games on my plate I'm more excited about, I have a funny feeling I may really be pleasantly surprised and enjoy it.
498  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 02, 2013, 05:52:30 PM
Geeeeee golly have I been busy. This time of year I have to make more of those creepy sculptures I occasionally post on here than I can handle. As such I have NOT had ample time to come and correspond with you fine folk.

I haven't posted in the anime journal in like 2 freakin' months... daily game journal in like 2 weeks... hell, I don't think I posted ANYTHING in a week or two. When I'm absent from here, I feel like I am somehow doing something wrong... it makes me feel sad in a strange way I can't really describe. I think this feeling is, in some sense, disordered somehow.

Anyhow I have lots to say dammit!! I just need more time to say it. And, no matter how irrelevant, its important I say it because it is here and only here that I can appropriately express all the irrelevant things that tumble around in my brain.

That is enough inter-personal philosophizing for one post.

I want this shirt.

Now idea how to get it, though.  It's only being sold at Comiket (the website is just for reserving it...) and I'm not exactly going to Comiket.  One of these years I will...but not this year.

It also costs like $63...OK, enough of that silliness.

That shirt is gorgeous but I could never pull it off personally. For a guy who has had his hair purple, red and abrasively bright for years I feel "too loud" when my attire ventures outside the realm of blue jeans and black/grey shirt. I literally own 2 weeks worth of black/grey shirts and jeans and wear the same thing almost daily.
499  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Magus on: November 23, 2013, 04:57:21 PM
This game looks ugly as sin... I feel offended in some sense.
500  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 20, 2013, 05:39:20 PM
the last few days of gaming sucked...

first, this past weekend left NO TIME for my retro agenda of Chrono Trigger. barely made it out of early bc and through the story events at zeal.

next, Wind Waker. I was all pumped to move onto the wind temple. So I need to find a sage first. No biggie.... or so I thought. I TOTALLY and THOROUGHLY checked the location where I was certain I would find him. But he wasn't there....

3 hours of search later I completed my entire sea chart, and still couldn't find him. Finally, I re-checked where I started. Sure as hell, there he was. Found em in minutes.

Why the "new" sage was not at said location the first time I checked is beyond me but I assure you HE WAS NOT!!!

I haven't read a thing about a glitch like that, or anything of the sort.... and wow did it suck....
501  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Seller Review thread on: November 20, 2013, 05:30:25 PM
Finally!  After some delay, I got my package from Klyde.  It did smell smokey, but nothing I'm not used to (my dad smokes like a chimney) -- but in a queer way it felt like Klyde was there as I was opening up a cool present that I paid for, and he's not some sentience of the internet come to life and posting on this site.  He is REAAAL.


Well you see the bit of sentient-organic-spirit I included, so you could in fact experience my presence, got caught up in customs.... apparently they don't often deal with organic-spirit being imported very often.


Everything was in *great* shape, and I loved my little bonus gift that I can't even imagine where you find a thing like that.  Maybe it'll bring me luck when I play cards.

I was, am, and always will be a seeker of FF6 rarities. May setzer bring you grand prosperity :)
502  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 15, 2013, 04:56:48 PM
First I apologize for not contributing to the Zelda talk in here the other day... I feared for WW spoilers when talk of dungeon volume came up so I opted to not read a post or two even though I was the one who brought it up.

On the Wind Walker note... Earth Temple... FAR more agrivating than it was cool. I loved every dungeon and puzzle thus far with the exception of that place. Guiding Midli seemed like a cool angle for a different type of dungeon experience until in execution it was really just a matter of repeating the same tune over and over again room after room. The light reflecting puzzles only added insult to injury in this dungeon. The ultimate problem was each room/puzzle was obvious and easy to solve and just a pain to execute. No legitimate challenge, just a test of patience really.

Its back to retro gaming weekend now! Chrono Trigger here I come. I just through Magus Castle last week. If I recall, I didn't like this little prehistoric segment though I'm fairly enticed to plow through it and get to the rest of the retro-joy beyond it.

Also I really need to stop buying apps on sale.  I have several that I have owned for months that I never opened.   

That's why I prefer physical copies of games. Even if I never get around to playing them, I can still prop them up and pretend to eat dinner with them.

My life is a mess :(

I understand Mesh... my game collection is always my evening company too. Has been for years.  Though I find my Dragon Ball Z Goku figurines to make better dinner companions....
503  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 15, 2013, 04:44:45 PM




Friends are easy to make. I love talking to people and learning about them. I mean take Akanbe- for instance. Unforgettable conversations during our playthrough of Army of Two and Saints Row Three! I found his talk about his job (paralegal) to be fascinating and his kids Jenna and Steve sound like delights.

I must concur... I share yoda's fascination with other people. One of my favorite parts about being a tattoo artist is getting so personally acquainted with so many different people. It really gives me an opportunity to get a very personal insight into someones life in a very brief period of time. You'd be amazed at how people open up to you whilst endorphins are coursing through their veins while they  endure the act of getting tattooed.

Now, while a lot of my clients qualify as friends, at the end of the day true friends are indeed a rarity for me. I've only had 4 people who come to mind as true companions in life, none of which are in the picture (regretfully so) at present. If you've got someone in your life with whom you feel you have that caliber of connection with, best keep em around. Take it from a lonely bastard like me! LoL
504  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: November 13, 2013, 07:46:32 PM

The designs are nevertheless appealing and unique.  Sure, maybe the point of "fantasy" is to do things you can't do in real life.... BUT FUCK SEYMOURS HAIRDO, it's dumb, impossible, and silly no matter what fantasy is preaching. >:(

I'm looking at this way too much; but I suppose it's my "job" as an "arsty" person. *shrug*


Completely agree on seymour. There is no element of realism nor aesthetic to that hair. In fact, in spite of the praise for being so "perty", I found most X's designs and characters to be less inspiring than other games in the franchise.

And the path to becoming a better artist IMO is most certainly interwoven with being critical of art and visuals. I don't think artists can "look to much" or be "too picky".
505  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 13, 2013, 04:58:39 PM
Well the end game grind in Disgaea has come to an end. I over-prepared for the final boss it seems.... finally gave him a go and totally trumped him. The ending, while appropriate, was pretty weak IMO. Given the excessive amount of time I spent with D2 over the last few weeks I am going to be taking a break before I touch post game shtuff.

Getting back to Wind Waker.

I must say, I really never thought I would be so enthralled be Zelda again. Wind Waker really offers a non-Zelda flavor though. I can see why fans of the franchise were torn on this title. While I love it, it certainly doesn't "feel" quite like my other hyrulian experiences (or what I can remember of them).

That aside, this game has to  have some of the best freakin' dungeons I have ever explored. In fact, I think I dislike sailing and exploration only because of how I eager I am to get to the temples/dungeons.

Just figured out how to get into both the Earth and Wind temples but have yet to do so. Also, just today, aquired to power to control cyclones and fast travel a bit. The cyclone control made me so happy I could cry... LoL
506  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: November 13, 2013, 04:49:44 PM
The level of uniqueness you can achieve with her appearance and ability setups is said to be “entertaining and stunning”. The reviewer also states that the game is quite beautiful.[/i]
www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=89626842


Call me shallow because well.... I am... but that aside, this particular fact is what entices me so. The character of Lightning, in and of herself, is the most attractive quality of the XIII universe to me (even if she clearly is just a female Cloud Strife). Getting some creative control of her appearance and development is going to really lend to the "fun factor" for me.
507  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 11, 2013, 05:26:53 PM
Chrono Trigger for my retro weekend agenda: Magus Castle.... utter awesomeness... playing segments of SNES rpgs like the aforementioned is like reconnecting with the "why" or "causation" of a great and passionate love. No, I am not exaggerating in the least be that sad or not.

Also familiarized myself with some of the translation changes in Chrono that I was unaware of. Magus' henchman original condiment names are way more "toriyama character" appropriate IMO.

Disgaea D2: End game grind to beat the final boss is going well. Bagged myself three legendary and retarded-over-powered swords in the item world today. Lady luck is on my side!!! I'm hoping after the real life grind this evening (work) I can manage to see the credits roll on D2.
508  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: November 11, 2013, 04:50:57 PM
Most of the plot in FFXIII felt pretty irrelevant in FFXIII-2 though. Only thing that seemed important was the epilogue.

We can go for hours if you want talking about this.

Long story short though is that XIII wasn't a trilogy at first but then XIV 1.0 and other shenanigans happened at SQEX and the story was expanded. Was that bad? No. Should people be all nitpicky about it? Yeah why not, but you know how opinions work in the Internet.

Point is that the story was expanded in a nice way and the connection of the three games goes as far as it need to go to leave every game to be its own thing in the process.

Didn't mean it in a bad way. Just saying that Klyde will not be missing much if he goes into FFXIII-2 without having a great memory of the first game.

This is all very reassuring, thank you!

I'm going to need to find a good synopsis of the plot of XIII before I jump into XIII-2 though...

Go to the "Beginner's Primer" in the main menu. I also recommend reading the novels, they do help to get a better understanding or "sense" of the narrative.

...and seriously the story is not difficult to get, but it can be hard to follow at first.

Where do I find the novels?

Most of them are fan translated. So you can find them online; Oh and there are also Drama CDs of the novel of XIII, but I don't know if the parts uploaded back then are on YouTube anymore.

Also just in case, there is an easy mode in XIII-2.
I had no idea there were novels... that info is golden my friend. I will totally be checking those out.

I don't know why it seems that I have utterly and completely eradicated my recall of XIII. I just didn't enjoy it and I can't even come up with a decent argument as to why. It just really WAS NOT my cup of tea I suppose. I remember clearly how grindy the last chapter felt. I also remember how relieved I was to see the credits roll, but thats about it.
509  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: November 10, 2013, 07:39:49 PM
I just realized how quickly this game is approaching and I have yet to get to XIII-2. Looks like it will be time to pop that in soon... I know this is not the right thread to be bringing up XIII-2 but how much of a departure from XIII can I be looking forward to? Also I heard really mixed things about how long the game is. If I get started on XIII-2 by mid december (gotta finish what I am playing now) will that be long enough to comfortably get through it in prep for lightning returns?

I cannot speak on the length as I have yet to complete it. What I can say  is that it feels much more like a FF game. I'm in the same position,  as I am trying to complete it before the next one is released. I've enjoyed what little I've played though. It's like they sat down and made a list of things that the lack of made XIII unlike a FF game, (moogles, Chocobos, non-linear dungeons, etc.) and then made sure to include them in this one. It is definitely light on story, and I hope you like time-travel.,,

If you enjoyed the battle system from XIII, don't mind some "cutsie" overtones, and can deal with the lack of plot, then you'll probably have a pretty good time with it.

That actually sounds pretty alright to me. I'm going to need to find a good synopsis of the plot of XIII before I jump into XIII-2 though... I can hardly recall the nuts and bolts of it. To be honest I didn't quite gather what the hell was going on even while I played it.

"Cutsie" is also fine by me. Hyperdimension fan here *raises hand*

510  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" on: November 09, 2013, 07:45:47 PM
Odd. I wasn't that strong and I only had minimal trouble with the final boss. Were you trying to dive bomb him with multiple characters by any chance?

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You can't do that. His Evility allows him to steal stats, per character, for every step you walk in his AoE range.
So basically unless you're utilizing range or 1v1-ing (with a healer outside of stealing range) you're giving him huge
surges of power per turn. If you avoid proc'ing his Evility then he's rather soft for a final boss.

Yes I quite aware of all that... I tried various strategies, including being cheap and lifting him each turn and still got dwarfed. My new strategy is reincarnate, re-grind my characters in the item world and eventually out-cheap-ify the bastard. If you can't beat the game, break the game right? LoL
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