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676  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Earthbound to be released this year on WiiU's virtual console. on: April 17, 2013, 01:45:57 PM
I would be more excited if I hadn't JUST replayed this whole game last fall. I cannot imagine going through it again for some. While it is easily one of my favorite RPG's of all time, even I must admit, some parts were just excruciating to get through. Great game and although the mechanics did not age well at all, I feel like earthbound is in the realm of genre classics all gamers should experience (or at least have the chance too for less than 200 bucks).

It also sports one of my favorite soundtracks of all time with some of the best fan remix tracks to be made following the title EVER in my opinion.

Now get us Mother 3 outside of japan and you'll really see me start opening my wallet...
677  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda LttP 3D on: April 17, 2013, 01:35:15 PM
This is the first thing with "Zelda" in the title that has excited me since the Ocarina of Time came out on N64. Very cool indeed.
678  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 17, 2013, 02:08:46 AM
I stumbled onto the weird part of youtube, but I may have found gold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjMk5PL2bjg

^^ That made my night :)

Thank you... not much actually makes me laugh out loud (though I over use the hell out of "lol" ironically)... actually nothing in recent memory. At about 45 seconds in the "you'll never see me again" had me in stitches.
679  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How's Resonance of Fate on: April 16, 2013, 08:52:32 PM
I was avoiding this thread because I have no frame of reference in regard to resonance of fate.

But I can see now things have become interesting here. Not to join in on further de-railing of the topic (or keeping it alive past its purpose for that matter) but I can't bite my tongue now..

This  board is one of the few communities with a fair and equal contribution of intelligent discussion from a great variety of perspectives. In short, that equals an awesome board with just the right type of "life" to it. Or so that is why I choose to come here at least. No one really wastes space with meaninglessness unless its actually interesting or entertaining. And we have enough intelligent folk with different gaming backgrounds and tastes to keep it "alive" if you will.

 I don't want 101 reddit-jokers clogging crap up with an abundance of non-sense that is both uninspiring and uninteresting. Nuf' said.
680  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 16, 2013, 02:30:05 PM
Well I played soul hackers until 4am this morning. A good night indeed!

I agree with the review for the most part. I have very little experience with other first person dungeon crawlers to contrast this with but in the realm of what I have experienced thus far in the SMT franchise I would not go so far as to say this title is stellar. That isn't to say I'm not enjoying it. Actually I think I am going to try to make this the first 3ds game I actually get through (saying something big there....).

It felt reeeeal slow to start but once it got going, and I was no longer intimidated by the mechanics, things became far more enjoyable. Speaking of intimidating the newb (such as I am), that is one problem I have soul hackers. This game really does not hold your hand at all. I feel as though they took for granted anyone playing would already pretty familiar with the nuts and bolts of the title. A minor gripe really but they could have at least gave you an instruction booklet with the game!

I really enjoy the gameplay in battle. This is turn based combat that can be executed at mach-3 if you wish. Good stuff.

Lastly the music... A total mixed bag for me here. I love some tracks thus far. I disagree with the review on that note and have felt a few of the numbers to be reeeeal catchy. However, in contrast (particularly in dungeons) you have some extremely droney audio to endure. The drone of the tunes sets an appropriate mood for me but just is not aligned with my personal taste what-so-ever.

I cannot comment on the narrative as of yet as I am not far enough in to judge but I will say this... Thus far it is what is keeping me going :)

EDIT: I also want to add one thing about the voice-overs... hands down some of the creepiest voice acting for demons ever... freakin' awesome and very fitting.
681  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 16, 2013, 02:04:48 PM
I don't know what came over me last night when I went to pick up Soul Hackers at the midnight release for Injustice but I simply could not help myself... I pre-purchased another Xilia LE... they told me I could buy a third if I wanted... I can see this becoming a problem if I let it...

In other news I am happy to hear that the Tales series will never become Skyrim.-Lol

682  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 15, 2013, 05:19:37 PM
so i've played enough of p4 arena now to officially express my opinion. The verdict? Good God they had potential for a killer anime series here... that is all... I can't justify any other opinion I have on account of the fact that I can't stand any fighting games no matter how good they are.

7 hours left til I can pick up soul hackers... It will take some discipline to put into effect my carefully designed gaming regimen to handle Eternal Punishment as well but golly am I excited!
683  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Guilty pleasure anime thread on: April 15, 2013, 05:10:17 PM
 Cell saga is my favorite DBZ story arc.  

Just re-watched the whole frieza saga after well over a decade with no DBZ in my life. moving onto cell this evening... I am guily as charged sir!

I also love Sailor Moon and am vocal about it. I love it so much I've planned on getting a sailor moon tattoo for a long time now. Darian is the man, and sailor mars was my first (and only) cartoon crush. As a child I was disheartened by the fact I couldn't really marry ms. mars someday.

I consider Outlaw Star, Chobits, Slayers and Moon Phase to rank amongst my more favored guilty pleasures for various reasons. Moon phase was just too adorable to resist!

684  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 15, 2013, 04:58:13 PM
just got around to watching the first 2 eps of attack on titan. gotta say, in my opinion, they seemed to have handled turning this into an anime REAL well! I thought I would be somewhat disapointed because of how much I am enjoying the manga but I'm happy to report that is not the case at all. Although I do have to agree with Dice about the awkward blood bath/rain animation at the end of episode 1... for such a beautifully done episode, what an excruciatingly terrible way to convey a blood splatter... really bugged me brief as it was...

while i'm still very early on in both the manga and (obviously) the show I can't believe how engrossing the material is.

in other news, I reported a few posts ago I decided to watch some dbz after the recent crossover eps left me fiending for some goku in my life. i heard such horrible things about the newer "kai" re-release of the series but I must disagree. kai kicks ass in this DBZ fans opinion. end of story! kai will be how I indulge the re-watching of some of this dated classic for sure. waaaaay faster pace = waaaaaay better DBZ to me! But in all honesty, nostalgic value aside, holy crud is this just a bad freakin' show... don't get me wrong, subjectively I love it... objectively speaking though I really can't understand how it fostered the acclaim it has... its just... bad...
685  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 15, 2013, 01:00:08 PM

EDIT: Shit.  Xillia has me worried in that I really don't think a battle system is going to make me as happy as the pinacle that Graces reached.  Made worse by the glaring flaws in Xillia's battle system from the get-go.

That is my biggest concern as well. I LOVED the graces F battle system. Going back to something more abyss-ish will really feel like de-evolvotion  to a certain extent.

686  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 14, 2013, 04:46:58 PM
Kinda torn about the CE. Not that it isn't fantastic, because it certainly is, but I have enough crap just lying around that I don't know if a Milla statue would get any use at all. To be perfectly honest, the only collector's bonus item that I've gotten any real mileage out of is that mousepad from Agarest War 1, and I use it proudly to this day.

I still use my agarest mousepad too!!
687  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 14, 2013, 03:40:22 PM
I'm with you on the Avengers Klyde.

They are lame.

Yea, I can't explain it really. I know western-comic-heroes sort of fit with my taste of over the top and fantastic fiction but I have hated most any I've been exposed to since I was a little kid. Before I had any idea what anime was, while other kids were all into there super-heroes, I was too busy with voltron, ronin warriors and sailor moon.... man you really are NOT the cool kid in the lunch line when you are sporting a sailor moon thermos in contrast to all the spiderman, batman and super hero beverage containers.

None the less... heeeeeeeerrre is ze' hulk!

688  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 14, 2013, 03:23:34 PM
Trying to convince my GF to buy Soul Hackers, but she only likes RPGs in medieval settings. Boooooo. 

That is exactly what I used to say-LoL

No joke, it really was SMT/Persona that changed that. Fantasy/Medieval may still be my typically favorite flavor but I'll take these twisted sci-jpop-punk-modern-fantastic settings any day!!

Thats right... Sci-Jpop-punk-modern-fantastic is how I'm (boldly) classifying it! Sticklers for proper genre placement hold your tongues!!
689  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 14, 2013, 01:16:27 PM
Klyde, when I finally hit that massive lotto jackpot I secretly yearn to win, I am so getting my tattoo done by you.

It doesn't have to be a massive jackpot D, in all honesty if your project was geeky enough to entice me you would probably just have to pay travel expenses and I would only charge you the cost of materials for the tattooing.

And with that said... last night was many many hours of drawing a geeky tattoo that DID NOT entice me... bitter sweet for me as the project and client are cool but I freakin' HATE super heroes... and while batman is one thing (no hate for the b-man, just no love) I really can't take the avengers... well now I have full avengers back-piece that I will be working on for the better part of the next year. Starting with hulk.... *groan*
690  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 13, 2013, 08:30:35 PM
you're amazing klyde.  its awesome you can make that even without the batman love.

Your too kind Dice. Thank you.

In truth I'm just so OCD with my tattoo work I pour that effort into everything.

Case and point, here is what happens when someone comes to me for something "simple and small" like two bows (well it started out simple and small, I swear!!)

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