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826  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 05, 2013, 09:49:55 PM
I only found the Persona 2 fans -- specifically, the Innocent Sin fans -- to be really unbearably elitist. 

After playing IS this week I understand why this is... they got toward the end of something with a story they couldn't let go of, only to find in their anticipation of a climax they had to first meander their way through a string of dungeons that lasts the better part of 10 hours before seeing more (relevant) plot.

The whole enchilada proves to be so compelling yet torturous all at once the gamer in question can't help but develop a superiority complex if they do in fact make it through the aforementioned final stretch of title. LoL

Seriously though... I don't think I'll ever be able to see any reference to the scorpio zodiac sign for the rest of my days without experiencing some sort of dread. I hated that freakin' temple... it wouldn't have been so bad without other 3 but damn... I feel like I've been in dungeons since monday... oh wait... I have...
827  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Black Rock Shooter: The Game on: April 05, 2013, 05:44:05 PM
Wow, this really came out of left field! I was pretty excited about this a year ago before my hope completely dwindled without hearing so much as a peep about it.

Too bad its only digital too, not that I can really expect much else at this point. This totally had the potential of being a an awesome LE with all the cool BRS figurines and whatnot.

In any event, this is certainly one I will get to in time. I highly doubt I'm gonna make it a day 1 priority though. It never does seem as pressing for me to get to it when its download-only.
828  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 04, 2013, 03:14:32 PM
Well this was a pleasant pseudo-announcement to wake up to today!

This is, without a doubt, a good time to be a 3DS owner.... now if I can just conquer my aversion to handhelds.

I have been trying to polish off just one 3ds title, but for some reason I just can't commit to handhelds. My completion rate for console games is great (in the last 4-5 years I can count the games I didn't finish on one hand) but geeeee golly do I have a difficult time with my 3ds.

If the SMT titles and bravely default don't compel me enough to finish and break me of this handheld-problem I don't think anything will.

I can't believe no one else has trouble staying dedicated to handheld titles. I REALLY love my games, probably to an unhealthy degree, but I truly have difficulties in this regard! Worst part about it is, with so many stellar titles for the DS and 3ds, my shelf is quickly filling with stuff I haven't even opened yet (all the dragon quests immediately come to mind).

This is one demon in need to exorcise so to speak... if bravely default gets localized and I still have this problem I think something terrible may happen to my psyche...
829  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 03, 2013, 08:59:57 PM
i have always been curious to check out SMT's origins on the super famicom. has anyone had any experience with them? I feel like having pretty much made it through P2 IS (i'm at the temples before xibalba) I can handle anything whether it aged well or not as long as the story is solid.

EDIT: On the note of the SMT Fan vs. Persona fan thing... I can say nothing.. although I was a fan since revalations came out on ps1, I didn't REALLY get hooked until P3. So I myself am a Persona fan convert. I really can't see how one can dig persona without eventually becoming a full fledged SMT fan. And the greater the fanbase the more games we get right? If my logic in that regard is sound then I say the mainstream attention fostered by p3 and p4 can only be considered a good thing... Then again many wonderful things across the board in media came crashing down after gaining too much popularity, although I truly feel in my heart SMT is immune to that somehow..
830  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: MLP!!!!! on: April 03, 2013, 04:22:35 PM
Sorry to double post. I was too touched... I couldn't figure out all the finer points of the creator so I had to use photoshop to finish it off... sorry it looks a bit different.

831  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: MLP!!!!! on: April 03, 2013, 03:42:56 PM

For Klyde, I felt bad and came out of retirement for him.  Rainbow hair, I remember he dyed his hair real cool once, and the "baka" in honour of Photon who wrote it on everyone (no, I don't mean to say you're an idiot, honest) ... I thought I was the only one who ever watched it (loved the music).  ...and famous ellipses. ;)

Dice you have scored major points with me. I LOVE IT!! In fact I am going to make a print of this and hang it in my tattoo room. I am beyond touched. This is officially the coolest freakin' thing anyone has done for me online ever.  If this were 15 years ago, I would IM you now on AIM and ask you to be my "online girlfriend" LOL
832  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 03, 2013, 03:34:22 PM
Well I wasn't going to chime in on the discussion of the SMT price tage but seeing as how it is still going strong I'll throw out my misguided opinion on the matter.

The simple fact is JRPG's do not sell as well as other titles. Yet we all want to them localized. The people who want these games will gladly pay whatever is asked for them, when the want them (myself included), as illustrated in "completed listings" on ebay (just look up Suikoden 2).

With the aforementioned being fact, it only seems reasonable they charge a bit more IMO. I'm actually surprised we don't see this more often. And when it comes to a company like atlus that pumps out quality localizations I not only accept the price hike, I support it. If an extra 10 bucks per title helps to get more games I want to play available in a language I can comprehend I'll gladly pay.

Cost vs. hours is irrelevant to me. What is relevant, is what actually gets localized. The only way to increase odds of localization is to increase how profitable said projects are. Translating and publishing a JRPG in NA now cannot be nearly as profitable as it was 15 years ago yet we all still want to see it happen. It seems to be as simple as that to me. And when I look at that way I am fine with paying more.

833  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pandora's Tower is Coming on: April 03, 2013, 03:12:46 PM
happy as I am that we are getting the game in NA I do wish we were getting a LE Edition. Looks like I'm gonna be dropping more money on April 16th than I had anticipated... I learned my lesson with things like this in the past. I either buy this now or resolve myself to paying 100 bucks for it a year or two down the road when I actually get around to playing it.
834  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: April 03, 2013, 03:05:13 PM
Pardon the Double Post but: http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/02/why-fire-emblem-awakenings-characters-have-no-feet/

And now the biggest mystery of the Fire Emblem: Awakening is solved.

(Honestly though, with the game's plot as it is, the feetless character models kinda fits with the game's Saturday Morning Cartoon theme).

Ahhhh, closure at last. That bothered me since I got the game. Albeit silly I know, I just couldn't help but be irked by it. You'd think after 20 some years of enjoying SD characters and whatnot I'd be ok with this but something about those character models lacking feet was just... weird...
835  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: April 02, 2013, 06:08:34 PM
I'm so torn right now! I want to move onto a 3ds SMT title as soon as I am done with P2 IS but I can't decide whether I should go for soul hackers or overclocked. I sampled overclocked and loved it. But i get pretty excited over new releases and I know I'll be picking up soul hackers day 1 (to get the soundtrack and whatnot)

Any suggestions?

EDIT: I am already a few hours in on overclocked... I've been nickel and diming it at work in my spare time.
836  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: MLP!!!!! on: April 02, 2013, 01:35:06 PM
Well I may not have been pony-a'-sized **tear** personally but I will tip my hat to you, none the less, dice. Freakin' awesome thread! You have more then made up for the Persona 5 gag you got me with yesterday-LoL

The cuteness level of things around here has increased greatly due to your contribution.
837  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5 Confirmed for Winter 2013, PS3 on: April 01, 2013, 04:58:10 PM
The April fool is that you believed her when she said it's an April fool.


ok.... this thread is once again confirming for me why it is I use the avatar and title that I do...
838  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 01, 2013, 04:07:10 PM
Well folks normally I don't dig comedy (with some exceptions such as "The idiot adventures of Photon Earth") but after breaking my aversion to subtitles in recent weeks I decided to go back and watch "Humanity Has Declined" on CR.

Wow, I can't say enough good about the series. Highly entertaining. Albeit short, each episode was thoroughly enjoyable with the exception of one brief (but necessary) lull toward the end. It goes from funny, to charming, to clever, to damn-near brilliant very swiftly. It becomes confusing in a whacky sort of willy-wonka fashion but doesn't leave you in the dark long enough to feel lost, hasty to make sense of the insanity your bearing witness to. And the icing on the cake? The fairies in the series may very well be the cutest thing I have ever beheld in animation... seriously I want one of those little f****rs tattooed on me I liked em' so much.

And I have one more review...

Bear with me here... this could get longwinded...

Persona Trinity Souls... my official verdict... absolutely freakin' sucked... with a capital "SUCK"... worst thing I have watched in at least a year... take note of my ellipsis-relapse in trying to convey my disgust...
839  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: April 01, 2013, 02:53:26 PM
I can officially say this is one of my favorite ps3 RPGs.

such lofty praise!!!  all that amazing competition on the ps3 :P

Yeeeee-up!! And I stand behind that statement :) This gen provided some fierce competitors vying for the title of "Chroma's favorite PS3 JRPG" but very few managed to capture my heart and swallow my time like Nino... then again very few had world maps, and even quasi- acceptable gameplay for that matter...
840  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5 Confirmed for Winter 2013, PS3 on: April 01, 2013, 02:45:02 PM
damn... I hate to admit it but you got me GOOD!! I am so freakin' gullible...

You win this round, you cunning vixen you...
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