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751  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 28, 2013, 12:32:53 PM
752  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 28, 2013, 12:25:52 PM

I'm jealous.... I always wanted to make my way through WK to get WK2.... looked very appealing to me... but alas, it still sits on my shelf untouched... I made the mistake of buying that the same time I bought Xenoblade.... popped in Xeno first... you can imagine what happened...

Honestly you aren't missing much. >.> I was anticipating White KNight Chronicles from the moment I saw the first trailer.....and the series really has been a diappointment the entire time. The original trailers and such implied a world with giant scope and fast paced action. The world you get is still giant in scope, but the game play is so miserable. And considering the scope of the world, the actual storyline feels....small. I don't know how it feels small considering it is about a war engulfing the entire world, but somehow it does. For 2 this is probably because the entire game is basically just repeating the areas from 1, but I don't remember why things seemed small in 1. There really was only one time in both games where I really felt the scope that the trailers gave me was in one of the final battles of 2 where you have all five knights fighting and somehow it actually felt dynamic and epic to me despite it just being another fight.

Am I to take it then, that I should  jump right into 2 should I choose to indulge the series in the future...? 2 other individuals were trying to tell me to skip part 1 but I'm a big "start at the beginning" type of guy.... Learned my lesson though... when you guys here tell me to skip something its worth skipping....

NOTE: Yes, I am once again referencing my delinquent decision to not heed the wisdom offered to me here about Atelier Rorona... And now with Ayesha around the bend, the chances of my ever desiring to return to Arland is becoming slimmer and slimmer.....
753  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 27, 2013, 01:15:37 PM
Thinking about playing inFAMOUS 2 because I got it free from Playstation Plus and am trying to keep myself from buying any DLC at the moment(so no NISA games which is basically my entire backlog).

Also trying to finish White Knights Chronicles 2 Platinum. To anyone who earned the Platinum trophy legitly, my gosh you have my respect. I've used game genie on my save file, and even still this post game dungeon is ridiculously boring. Ten "dungeons" of the same five levels(well two, with one repeating four times). Because of random drops it can take 45-55 minutes to go through one of these dungeon even if you can kill everything in 1-3 hits. And if you do this legittly, you probably have to go through these repeatedly. I can only manage to go through one of these dungeons a day. x_x

I'm jealous.... I always wanted to make my way through WK to get WK2.... looked very appealing to me... but alas, it still sits on my shelf untouched... I made the mistake of buying that the same time I bought Xenoblade.... popped in Xeno first... you can imagine what happened...

I'm on Day 6 in SMT Devil Survivor 2. I had a character end up dying. I'm not a perfectionist when it comes to games, so I'm not too worried about it. I did try to beat the boss and was just about there, but I got raped at the end because I was underleveled/didn't have strong enough demons.

Been playing Ni no Kuni. I'm at the place where you have to do those sage trials. The test of friendship is hard for me since I'm not used to using the right analog stick at all, so Esther keeps falling off the ledge. It'll just take some practice to get used to controlling her in that part.

Ahhhhhh! That friendship test didn't take me long but it sure did piss me off..... Just take your time and move them one at a time and it is much easier.... I was (at first) trying to move them both simultaneously and Esther kept falling on me too.... I believe there is only one brief instance you actually NEED to manipulate them both at once (at the start of the 3rd set of paths if I am not mistaken)
754  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 26, 2013, 04:00:29 PM
Meh, I overleveled anyway, most of the fighting I've been doing is cake now. I don't stop fighting til stuff is running away from me. I just got my aerial transportation now, so I've been running around to hidden areas and such looking for stuff that's killable but not gonna murder me outright, but I'm annoyed. I need a dose of courage that I can't find to finish 1 of 2 quests left on my list, the second quest being alchemy and I can't find 2 jade marbles to finish that either...

I'm no completionist, but I fully intend to make this platinum #3.

I'm not as far as you but I am already feeling the effects of compulsively finishing quests (a wee bit over-leveled myself...)

I'm entertaining the notion of making this my first platinum myself...
755  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 26, 2013, 02:24:03 PM
Thankfully the AI is pretty on the ball about healing. However, you've got to be careful about which familiars you bring with your party. I've noticed that party member #2 doesn't use the second familiar I've given him/her, and tends to switch between the first and third because they're of a preferred genus. Sucks too, because the secpnd familiar has some awesome healing potential and great magic attack. Bear in mind that I play with all my AI on "do whatever you want" so they just act however they like. I wonder if focusing on healing would force the second familiar into more use?

I'm not sure if giving them direction takes precedence in regard to familiar selection verse the characters particular familiar affinity.... I will however say that setting com AI to favor healing makes life MUCH easier.....
756  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 26, 2013, 12:10:14 AM
So apparently Amazon Germany is shipping the WE internationally for anyone interested.

The book that comes with it is in English.

....... So my post a few back wasn't good enough notice huh?......
All this "Witch Edition" talk bested me this morning..... I couldn't take having missed this LE.......... games are the only thing I collect really.... I don't drink, go to the movies, eat out and have not bought an outfit in nearly 4 years (you see I am justifying the frivalous purchase I am about to announce)....... so I ordered the german LE when I discovered the book is in english (the book is the only thing I really wanted)....

for anyone else who was uber-pissed off they missed this LE.... http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B008JR9IOK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

what the goodness man...? I feel overlooked and ignored.... maybe I need a prettier avatar.... in all honesty ever since I changed my avatar from the original one I drew myself I have had an avatar identity crisis..... I think I need to hand-draw all my avatars to be happy..... ok, I am getting side tracked.... back on topic!

Anyone but me noticing that using Oliver is never the wise thing to do? Whenever I use him instead of one of the familiars he gets his ass whooped. Is there ever a time when you can have more than one person in battle?

I have occasionally found Oliver's offensive spells to be handy (and obviously his ability to heal is of utility)... but I imagine those aspects of Oliver will be outclassed by familiars as I get further.... and as far as your question as to multiple party members, that is an affirmative sir.
757  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 25, 2013, 04:40:07 PM

That goes out to Mickeymac for his suggestion of Gokudo to me ages ago..... It slipped into the realm of "to be watched" and I finally checked it out.... THIS is quality 90's slapstick fantasy anime if ever I have seen it! Makes me feel like I'm watching slayers (early seasons) all over again!
758  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Leaked on: January 25, 2013, 04:27:18 PM
I am extremely happy I held off on ever jumping into the kingdom hearts series now... the hd-ps3 release may just be what I need to get over my disney-phobia and give the franchise a shot
759  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 25, 2013, 02:26:18 PM
All this "Witch Edition" talk bested me this morning..... I couldn't take having missed this LE.......... games are the only thing I collect really.... I don't drink, go to the movies, eat out and have not bought an outfit in nearly 4 years (you see I am justifying the frivalous purchase I am about to announce)....... so I ordered the german LE when I discovered the book is in english (the book is the only thing I really wanted)....

for anyone else who was uber-pissed off they missed this LE.... http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B008JR9IOK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
760  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 24, 2013, 03:53:00 PM
Finally got an update on my Wizard's Edition.  UPS says it should come in by the end of the day on Monday.

So let's recap; I pay nearly 110 dollars for a special edition that comes in six days after release.  Yeah...

I am still jealous.... i wanted that freakin' wizards edition BAD..... with how much time I spend reading about things to come I don't know how I missed out.... thats what I get for listening to the gamestop guys who told me there is no special pre-order bonus available exclusively in the US through the company... took them at their word... foolish klyde was.... foolish....
761  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: January 24, 2013, 03:49:36 PM


Well I slipped in Final Fantasy III for the DS on my brothers XL the other day just to test it and it definitely doesn't not look as strong on it. I can get a good conditioned 3DS for 80-100 bucks, whereas the XL's are looking to be between 150-200 and I don't know that I can justify that much of a price difference.

Wow, thats funny.... that is the same game I was playing when I made the switch and I honestly didn't notice a degradation in visuals.... and I'm usually a freakin' snob when it comes to that sort of thing.... then again I'll take upscaling over clarity when it comes to a handheld, so maybe my subjective taste took precedence in this case....

In either event, you can't go wrong saving a hundred bucks either... considering the volume of DS titles worth grabbing as well as their availability and price at the moment, that could translate to A LOT of hours of quality gaming.....

I just like big screens is all.... doing art for a living, I'm always looking at small details and my eyes feel stressed... my PSP acts as a home console in fact (video component output= the best thing to ever be built into a handheld IMO...)
762  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: January 24, 2013, 01:10:38 PM
I think I'm finally going to buy a 3DS when this game comes out. I love Fire Emblem and this game looks SO much better than the last few entries. Love the series and simply must be able to play this game on launch day haha. Liz's preview convinced me. Just have to figure out whether to buy a standard 3DS or an XL (leaning standard since my brother has the XL and not only is it too big imo, but it makes the older DS games look a little fuzzy because they weren't meant to be on a screen that big). Am I wrong about that?

I had the original 3ds first.... I feel the XL is a MAJOR step up... both from a visual and ergonomic standpoint... also, I detect no fuzziness on any of my DS games (a concern of mine when I was purchasing as well)....
763  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 24, 2013, 01:07:46 PM
I am knee-deep in Ni No right now myself and loving it!!... I was gonna start this thread myself but sort of figured I'd leave that to someone else since I just had the "xbox before ni no" thread-LoL

All I can say thus far is that in my humble opinion... THIS IS what more JRPGs should have evolved to be.... as much as I enjoy the strange gammut of niche titles that have come down the JRPG pipe in recent years, this is the classic formula evolved correctly in my eyes...

I don't feel comfortable saying one way or the other yet (I'm only at about 5.5 hours in) but I'm pleased in every regard so far.....

And from someone who doesn't care for Ghibli (oddly enough.....) this is, without a doubt, the prettiest JRPG I've seen in years.....

By the way.... the "pee-pee time" girl threw me off..... i thought for sure there was some relevance to that randomness.... I went straight to her when I needed some enthusiasm for the king (i turned off that star indicator thing right from the door)....
764  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 23, 2013, 12:16:52 PM
Finally finished steins gate.... wow... best narrative about/involving time travel I have seen in ages (possibly my favorite) ... brilliant series. I would like to say more but that really sums it up for me.... if you were amongst the few who didn't see this one (such as myself) don't think, just go watch :)
765  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: January 23, 2013, 11:36:32 AM
This is actually pretty cool news to me seeing as how I evaded every zelda entry since OoT.... I was hard pressed to choose between indulging WW or TP recently and jumped on TP.... glad I did as this would certainly be how I would want to play WW (obviously)....
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