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751  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.....
752  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.
753  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!
754  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
755  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
756  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....
757  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...)
758  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)....
759  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)....
760  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 :)
761  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)....
762  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New Xenoblade? on: January 23, 2013, 11:33:06 AM
damn.... just finally got my library up to date with each current and past gen system.... thought I could hold off on a wii u for awhile.... doesn't appear as though I'll be able to suppress my appetite for this though...

After pouring over as much Ni No Kuni in the last 24 hours as humanely possible, and now waking up and seeing this...coupled with the rest of the gems on the way this year..... well, I'm calling it right here... I predict a revived wave of enthusiasm for JRPG's on par with the ff7/32bit era by the end of 2013
763  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 21, 2013, 03:51:45 PM
So I'm currently going through some games that I have already beaten in order to platinum them in an attempt to keep myself from buying too much DLC while I try and save some money up. Just finished up with the Record of Agarest War trilogy. Got complete save files for all three also...except for Zero where I am missing one CG from third gen digest mode. I have no intentions of ever going back for that, but it is slightly annoying. >.>

Not sure what game I'm going to go after next. Maybe Tales of Graces f. I'm really not looking forward to playing through that storyline again though. Gameplay for th game is great, but I just cannot care about half the cast. >.>

Kudos to you sir.... if I were to entertain the idea of 100 percent-ing anything in my library I can  say, with certainty,  that the Agarest games would not be my first picks. I love agarest 2 but there is NO WAY IN HELL i would have the patience to trump Agarest 1 or Zero completionist style. Nice work :)
764  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: xbox exclusive that won't distract me from Ni No Kuni.... on: January 21, 2013, 01:49:05 PM
Well, I thought it only fair now to share the results.....Because of this thread and RPGfan reviews, my xbox library now looks like this...

Disc Based:
Blue Dragon
Magna Carta 2
Lost Odyssey
Last Remnant (sorry Aeolus.... i can't do games on my pc)
Infinite Undiscovery
Tales of Vesperia

XBLA:
Bastion
Braid
Dust: An Elysian Tale

On the way from Gamely (once I finish Zone of the Enders HD)
Fallout 3

And for the win..... currently playing, for my first Xbox game, with confidence that it will not inhibit my Ni-No time in any way...... DUST AN ELYSIAN TALE!! Game is freakin' great!!!! Its like a less pretty version of Odin Sphere with better gameplay (not that it looks bad by any stretch)....

The only regret?? Braid (ironically, the only thing that you guys didn't suggest-LoL).....Braid looks nice.... I love the concept.... but it is frustrating as sin in the sense that I can see solutions to puzzles but cannot execute them due to the horrid control.... I just can't time jumps and things right at all... terribly agrivating..

Thanks again everyone :) I am uber-pleased this issue has been layed to rest for me. 

765  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone on: January 21, 2013, 01:38:04 PM
this is actually the first cross-universe title that ever looked appealing to me... never thought it would see the light of day in NA though.... this is, without a doubt, the most shocking localization news I've heard in some time. i hope this is a sign of future trends.... pleased klyde is, indeed :)
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