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526  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: KOS MOS Alter Sculpture-Xenosaga on: February 17, 2014, 01:58:12 PM
AND KOS MOS IS SOLD!!!

That was quick folks...

@ Dice.... I'm jealous of your alter figures... Estelle is a thing of beauty. Nice treasure you have there :)
527  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 16, 2014, 06:27:43 PM
6 month gym membership for 200 bucks, or ps4?

Choices sucks.

I vote Gym membership on account of the fact that it doesn't look as though much of anything really interesting is on the horizon exclusively for the PS4. Additionally, there is still so much happening on the PS3 I'm beginning to wonder if I'll even be ready to move onto a ps4 this time next year... I venture to guess "no". Current (last) gen consoles still have enough I haven't dug into to keep me busy for another year or two easily without even getting into what is yet to be released in the last leg of there existence.

Ultimately the timing was right in terms of hardware for the PS4 but speaking strictly about the software/games... well they could have waited quite a bit longer if you ask me.

528  The Rest / The Bazaar / KOS MOS Alter Sculpture-Xenosaga on: February 16, 2014, 06:11:04 PM
So I have TOO many toys... while hard to part with them, every so often I re-assess my collection and see some treasure I can handle giving up. Today that treasure is a Alter. sculpture of Kos Mos from Xenosaga.





I payed roughly 100-125 for it new. I saw shelf display throughout the course of its life with me. That is all.

THE BOX IS DAMAGED. The plastic is pushed in on the one side. The figure is fine. (See top left corner of box in the first pic)

I smoke. I smoke alot. Just so everyone knows, I am making it clear this did not come from a smoke free home.

On ebay currently it seems to be selling from 100-150 (with shipping) from various vendors. Here is a link to an auction to better clarify exactly which sculpture this is. Note that the paint job on the ebay auction is not accurate. The actual figure has a bit colder and more steely tone to it. The ebay auction images make it look a little more bright and cartoony than the actual sculpture is.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Xenosaga-KOS-MOS-1-8-Painted-PVC-Figure-Statue-ALTER-2005-AUTHENTIC-Rare-/110586747442?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19bf7bda32

I am asking 55 US Dollars plus 10 for shipping for a total of 65 US dollars.

Price is negotiable allthough my price point is set because I am essentially selling this to buy a new ps3 controller. I want to buy new, not pre-owned, hence my price point.

Additional bonus figure will be included with purchase (random mini Square-Enix Final Fantasy character).
529  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith on: February 15, 2014, 06:21:41 PM


This X game looks great, but, as others have said, I really have no interest in buying a WiiU. Certainly not for only one game. Lets hope they port it.

I honestly thought I was more or less only buying my Wii U because of the X prospect but found myself comfortably reunited with Mario and Link by way of Wind Waker and 3dWorld. I am starting to feel as though the WiiU has (and will have) a few more truly concrete titles than I had intitially expected.

I must also say that the WiiU is, by far, my fav hardware from Nintendo in a LONG time. They actually blew my expectations completely out of the water with it actually...

The HD upscale of Wii titles increased the WiiU value exponentially for me as well.

My point? Until I opened my eyes a bit to what is truly here, coming and available via the Wii U I too felt I would be lucky to discover a mere handful of games that were really "worth it". But I was simply wrong.

Now on the "X" note. I just watched the new trailer... real time hopping in and out of Mechs that seemlessly blends with other gameplay in a JRPG... I feel as though I have waited all my life for this... that is all.

530  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New NIS announcements - Battle Princess Arcadia and Fencer Fairy F for NA on: February 15, 2014, 06:09:21 PM
these announcements excite me!!!

I must say, I've felt "left out in the cold" with everyone being so stoked about the 2014 first quarter new releases... nothing but the new atelier really peaked my interest.

x/x-2 along with XIII-3 comprise my least favorite legs of the FF franchise.

Symphonia is probably the only Tales game I wouldn't care to play (again).

Bravely Default looked like a wet dream to me but my aversion to handhelds effectively nixed that one...

But now NIS comes to Klyde's rescue with more strange and oddly flawed titles I may just love. Really excited for FFF and battle princess. Yipee-Skipee!!!! 2014 may prove a stellar year for a weirdo like myself after all!

I really believe FFF may very well be THE competent CH title that I have always faithfully believed they could make. Then again, I am an idealist when it comes to these things and it could all just be wishful thinking. But the idea of a polished neptunia-esque title that takes itself a bit more seriously has a great deal of potential in my eyes.
531  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 10, 2014, 08:15:30 PM


It was my first :3 SD3 was my second -- ordered RS3 from Germany back over winter break when I was in 8th grade, and SD3 the summer after. Got the Devil Children games when I was a sophomore, and SMT1 and 2 a few weeks after Nocturne came out. And then Terranigma and Innocent Sin were... from the summer before I was a senior in highschool and then I quit buying imports until like last year.

I also got RS1 a some point in time but I cannot, for the life of me, remember when.

I really need to throw the Devil Children Black and White scripts up somewhere. As far as I know, whoever was translating the games quit without finishing Red and dropped off the internet, and I'm maybe the only person that still has copies? They're just text files so I mean disseminating them shouldn't be too hard.

SD3 was my second import too! Weird, man! WEIRD!!!
532  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 10, 2014, 05:02:56 PM
After polishing off Mario 3dworld a week and a half ago I began focusing more on Vesperia.

Finally at the end of act 2. I wish every RPG experience was as satisfying as this. Even when I don't really feel like playing it, Vesperia only takes a brief period of time to suck me right back in.

In other news, I've been on a retro-game collecting kick. Every once in awhile, typically when the slew of new releases just are not tickling my fancy, I go on these missions to acquire old games I've wanted or missed. Coincidentally many of these are import titles... I think I really need to start prioritizing my playtime more around these older games as I've amassed quite a few I want to get to.

Newest editions as of late are Tales of Destiny, Tales of Eternia, Tobal No. 2 (yep you read that right!!) and Romancing Saga 3.

Romancing Saga 3 was actually one of the first imports I ever bought when I was a kid. It was way to complex for me at the time (about 10 years old or so). But I have ALWAYS wanted to give it another go. Who knows when the heck I'm going to get to it but it comforts me considerably knowing its on deck-LoL
533  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 10, 2014, 04:50:52 PM
Seems like I remember seeing some sell for @$100 on EBAY a while back, quick search shows some @$125. Yikes! I really want!!

This is the soundtrack I am including.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-SOUNDTRACK-GENSO-SUIKODEN-II-VOL-1-4988003225162-NEW-CD-/380835057048?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item58ab89cd98

If your interested in the package and want to beat me to the punch Bytor, PM me and we can work something out.

Otherwise, I'll decide what to throw it up on the bazar for in a day or 2. With so many things I want to pre-order ATM, I guess my price point is really a matter of decided what I want to buy-LoL. The Drankenguard 3 CE suuuuuuuure is tempting...
534  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 09, 2014, 10:35:13 PM
I know I could get more via Amazon or E-bay but its really not worth the headache for me. I like selling things here... simple for me... cheaper (than e-bay) for the buyer... everyone wins :)
535  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 09, 2014, 10:33:30 PM
(and it does for an even more bizarre third act).



Come on!! I REALLY believed Yuri when he said this was the FINAL battle!! What a spoiler.... LoL

J/k (the internet makes it so hard to be sarcastic)

Glad to know I didn't really "miss" anything so much as it was poorly explained. I felt like an idiot last night trying to follow what was going on there.
536  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 09, 2014, 06:46:46 PM
I was playing Sly Cooper HD collection, but I suck at 3D platformers so I went on to Bravely Default.

 For some reason I made sure that this birthday week was gonna be filled with physical collectors editions of various games. Some of them I don't even want now. Dear god the cover to the Etrian Odyssey design book. Gah.

I too suck at platformers and am notorious for buying CE's on impulse that I later regret. I am trying to curb my compulsion to collect CE's because most of the time the only things I really look at more then once is the game. In the worst case scenario's I get the CE's for games I don't even like or end up playing just because the goodies are tempting.

I need some advice folks.... I want to sell my copy of Suikoden 2 amongst a few other items. Probably going to throw them up for grabs over on the bazar within a day or two. The problem is, the going price (and what I paid for my copy of Suikoden 2) is WAY to high...

So I ask, what do you guys feel is a fair price for really decent copy of Suikoden 2 and Volume 1 of the Original Soundtrack? I played through and can verify Suiko 2 works beginning to end, case and instructions are in excellent shape as is the disc. The original soundtrack is "like new" (i opened it, ripped it to itunes and back in the case it went).

537  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 09, 2014, 06:33:03 PM
Ok, so I spoke too soon on the Vesperia plot. I did end up getting a wee bit confused after my session with it last night... No major confusion, but if anyone could offer some plot clarification on a minor point I would appreciate it :)

Here is what I missed/didn't quite understand

Code:
I just rescued Estelle from Alexei at Zaphias (the capital) and she was being controlled via the use of the Apatheia and Alexei's formula/code. That much I gathered... I also understood Alexei's method of control involved the use of the barrier blastia... what I did not understand was what the problem was after Estelle is rescued... she is "stable" (so says Rita) but only so within the  city and with Dein Neimos' Aer control??? And then this whole issue is resolved by somehow sustaining Estelle's stability or well being via the use of her life force and power as the Child of the full moon... due to... Rita's handy-work???? Lastly as a result, the barrier of the city is restored because it is now no longer functioning to sustain Estelle/control over her.... Did I follow that right? I know its a minor plot point really but it bugs me that I didn't grasp it entirely due to the windy blastia jargon coupled with the fact that it was 6am and I was falling asleep-LoL

538  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 07, 2014, 06:25:59 PM
Klyde:

That post makes me sad for some reason.

It makes you sad because you know it should be humorous but instead you detect the "truth" beneath the jest-LoL

It reminds me  of my dog that died last year that basically lived for 75% of my entire lifespan...It was the most painful thing that ever happened in my life, it hurt more than some deaths in my family as bad as that sounds.

My dog, that actually was named Interceptor, was with me from age 8 to 24. That dog was with me through  different residencies, addiction, recovery et cetera... and you know what? That freakin' animal loved me unconditionally whether I was up, down, broke, inebriated, sober or sick... And that is the thing about animals and pets (dogs especially) they love you back no matter what. I feel like humans would do well to take note.

In any event, naturally, I too was pretty freakin' devastated when she kicked the bucket. That same year my ex ran over my cat... I literally started crying often when I walked by the pet food area in my local grocery store that year.

I have not had another mammal since. It took me many moons to recover from those losses and just recently got the nerve to acquire my new pet fish (Repede). I have been having two "talks" with him every day (when I wake up and before I turn in) and its weird... I didn't think fish were that intelligent but he clearly recognizes my presence now and comes to edge of his bowl when I go to talk with him. 
539  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 06, 2014, 07:04:35 PM
My current best friend....


Me and my old best friend (childhood)

540  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 06, 2014, 06:55:42 PM
Man, after reading the past few pages on peoples opinions on the various games in the series they have played...I have realized I must just have really low standards..or don't really analyze the games I am playing when I do play them.  Its usually either I like it, or I don't I never really put thought into it beyond that :P.  And so far every Tales game i've played (starting with Destiny which im sure wouldnt hold up if I played it again, but which I loved back when I first played it, which was a little after FF8 came out.) I have really enjoyed.  I will say Vesperia for me was the best, I enjoyed the characters and world the most.  The other games I maybe had a few nitpicks over, but yeah lol.  I will probably be getting the HD collection simply because Ive never played either game, and ToS is considered a favorite among a few good friends of mine.  Plus I kinda wanna see what is so terrible about 2.

If you've got low standards then so do I. I've enjoyed each Tales game I've played as well. While I admit some really shine in various respects, more so than others.

Vesperia is what I am currently playing. About 45 hours into it. I won't make any bold statements yet (until I finish it) but this may be shaping up to be not only my favorite tales but one of top games for the generation IMO.

While I still have a bit of catching up to do with the last generation (still present gen in my world, and will be for at least another year or 2), my enjoyment with Vesperia has been comparable to that of Xenoblade and Ni No Kuni. And that my friends, is BIG TIME FUN! LoL

The joy of Vesperia has pretty much boiled down to the cast and environments for me. Both of which are a few notches above the "Tales of" bar so to speak. Subjectively speaking, I feel like this game is tailored to my own particular tastes to an almost eerie degree.

Additionally, the plot and writing are just freakin' stellar. The story is not predictable by any means, but every twist and turn I have encountered thus far has yet to leave me scratching my head or feeling like anything has become incoherent. I can't speak much more about that until I get to and through the final act.

My only complaint is that I feel the world could have been bigger. Not that it is small... but few more continents and with some other kingdoms/tribes/peoples would have been nice.

EDIT!! I forgot to comment on this...

Thanks Klyde.  I kinda wanna make a classic RPG revival/nostalgia thread right now... they had that ...jeux ne sais quoi

Eternia is my "unsuspected favorite".  The world is especially beautiful, the 2D background art makes every place look cozy and wonderful.  The battle system can be fun (magic is particularly well done, I'm sad they never did a Craymel Cage again) and there is a ton of sidequests!

I second the motion to create that thread... In some ways, nostalgia aside I miss older gen RPG's A LOT. I used to once believe it was purely nostalgia but after playing lots of oldies over the last few years with zero nostalgic value, I've come to realize they were just a wee bit of a different breed altogether. While that "other breed" may be outdated and poorly aged I appreciate them for what they are in a unique way.
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