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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 20, 2014, 06:40:58 AM
Feene I'm still up in the air about as well. I haven't gotten any of her proper events yet. Just the 'give a gift' filler and the whole one liner about how her family specializes in a martial art technique revolving around kneeing men in the nuts.

Which normally might fall under 'eh' but considering how "OMG, I don't wanna damage God's Gift!" every other female in this game is, having one that just comes up and offers to demonstrate that technique (without any malice or intended to carry through in a harmful way) is strangely 'refreshing'.

Also. Class'man'ting and Tri-matiing...oh game, how you never fail to surprise me.
I'm very 'eh' on Feene, she comes off as too "perfect." She is perfect including being too humble to realize how perfect she is. It just doesn't work for me. Still leaning towards Ellie as the most interesting. Ms. Ghost is interesting also. A shame Ms. Ghost is stuck in the story of such an uninteresting character. Worst one is easily Narika though.

Side note, anyone going for platinum might want to check out this thread I made on Gamefaqs as I discuss some findings regarding a couple of missable events.

Edit: Oh wow, I almost forgot to mention this. Got some girls to three affection yesterday....wow does the classmating scene get awkward around then. What with the girl throwing her head back multiple times. All I can do whenever I see it is laugh because wtf. I just don't know how to process what I am viewing, and there are still stages left so it is only going to get more hilarious I am sure.
2  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 20, 2014, 06:28:53 AM
From what I understand, a lot of those old tales were never children's stories at all, back in their origins.  They were just general folklore.  Somehow those "fairy tales" got watered down into becoming children's stories over time.  Examples in this tangent include The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White.

  
Might apply to some of them, but not the Little Mermaid as the last page of the original manuscript as modified by the author is basically emotionally blackmailing children (the Little Mermaid can go to heaven sooner if you are good little boys and girls).

3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 20, 2014, 06:25:35 AM
I was kind of shocked to be reminded while playing Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD that there actually *were* allusions in the original to the Keyblade War, the Worlds' origin, and even Xehanort's betrayal (sort of). I do think a lot of plot elements from the rest of the games still kind of made a lot of the first game irrelevant, but I had forgotten that those three big ones do kind of fit with the original.

I think I remember what the allusions to the Keyblade War and the Worlds's origin were, but I'm drawing a blank on Xehanort's betrayal.

There was abit in Ansem's Report when he met Mickey that the Keyblade was used by one to bring peace to the Worlds and by another to bring ruin, or something like that... it's a bit of a stretch but it sort of works.
Huh I just took that as a reference to the Keyblade War, although I guess it does make sense for Mickey to be talking about Xehanort considering retcons.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 20, 2014, 06:16:49 AM
From my experiences, Dark Knight is the most powerful of all damage-dealing classes. With Adversity, Gloom and Rage, outputting massive damage is pretty easy and reliable. If you've also got someone restoring BP to them (Merchant, Performer), then they're pretty much unstoppable.

That said, Spiritmaster is the most broken/OP class due to Stillness.
I never really messed around with the Dark Knight, but I am voting Ninja as most broken because if properly set up it can do cap damage x8 in a turn.

I'm not convinced Victoria isn't a matured baby or something.  I don't get what/why her body is the way it is.  Ew.
You get new details each refight with them. Although one detail....that isn't discussed by Victor but that you can gather from otherconversations is that:
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Victoria was actually supposed to be the next Water Vestal, but well stuff happened and she gets rejected.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Listen to his story again... on: April 20, 2014, 06:00:51 AM
Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer to buy maybe another day or so of use for it in order to get the disc out and back up your data (look up youtube videos). Question then becomes whether you want to buy a new one or get a refurb. I recommend against a refurb because it will probably die shortly afterwards.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 19, 2014, 07:16:23 AM
I was kind of shocked to be reminded while playing Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD that there actually *were* allusions in the original to the Keyblade War, the Worlds' origin, and even Xehanort's betrayal (sort of). I do think a lot of plot elements from the rest of the games still kind of made a lot of the first game irrelevant, but I had forgotten that those three big ones do kind of fit with the original.

I think I remember what the allusions to the Keyblade War and the Worlds's origin were, but I'm drawing a blank on Xehanort's betrayal.
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 19, 2014, 07:11:19 AM
Have any of you read the original Little Mermaid story by Hans Christian Andersen?  I think as adults disillusioned by Little Mermaid, you'd appreciate it more now.  In the original Little Mermaid story ENDING SPOILER
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the mermaid does NOT get the guy.  The prince marries a human, and the mermaid commits suicide cum noble sacrifice.
 

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What is supposed to be a noble sacrifice about that? She just kills herself.


It just felt deeper than that because
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she becomes a sun spirit or something rather than just become mere sea foam.  Or is my memory fallible, as always?  I should read this again.

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Just looked it up on Wikipedia, and the original ending is she just dies and ceases to be (because she has no soul). In the revised ending, she instead enters a form of purgatory where she can go to heaven in three hundred years, but gets time off for emotionally blackmailing children into being good. Also apparently she killed herself after having decided not to kill the prince and his bride in their bed. Oh and reviewing the story, I was reminded of the lovely tidbit that apparently the little mermaid felt the pain of stepping on a knife whenever she took a step as a result of the potion she took to gain legs. Children's stories were so different all those centuries ago.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 19, 2014, 06:58:23 AM
Quick aside:

Just had something really odd happen. Had a Star Kid with Torri, didn't see any special notifications. However a huge list of class options opened up. Apparently this kid has a level cap of 99 and gets a special yellow star symbol under him inside of the dungeons.

...what just happened? o.O
There is supposedly a 5% of getting a "genius" kid whenever you have a star kid. In addition to having a level 99 cap no matter, they also have the benefit of getting something like 50% stat bonus n creation (hence why so many more classes were available because you met their stat requirements). I think I have made somewhere in the neighborhood of 50-60 star kids and I've currently gotten a grand total of 3.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 18, 2014, 07:06:14 AM
Just got the Neon power in InFamous Second Son. Really liking this so far. I've already unlocked a bunch of trophies for completing half of all the missions and collecting half the shards so this must be a shorter game than the others because I have only played for 4-5 hours. The Cole's Legacy DLC stuff has revealed pretty much nothing so far, although I'm only on mission 3 of it and it only unlocks after certain parts of the story are completed. Hoping for something cool to link this game with the others.
Neon is great especially if you are playing the game good. I find it hard to believe that you have hit the 50% mark at only 5 hours. The game is short, but I would think you should be at 10 hours at least. Don't get your hopes up on Cole's Legacy. However do check out Paper Trail because it does explore the game's background a lot and it should be unlocking soon.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 18, 2014, 07:00:42 AM
I am currently using Ellie as my main since she is the most interesting character for me at the moment. Just got Torri though so maybe her events will win me over.

I'm not sure how much the elements matter though.  I assume you could go through the game only using one girl if you wanted.

I stopped right after that boss but I assume I'll have Torri and Feene soon.  Mostly been using chloe and serina.  Chloe cause uh....dat costume.  Serina cause her first big special hits the whole field. Do any of the other girls learn an all enemy hitter quickly like Serina?
Element determines what elemental spells Star Children learn....so there is that. I dunno beyond that.

You get Torri soon but have to wait another chapter for Feene.

Just got one from Torri that's a wind all-enemy hitter.

Apparently in the 4th floor of the first dungeon's VR sim there's a chance of an enemy spawning that looks basically like a bunny and a slime mated. Barely hits for anything and if you kill it you get 1500 XP...holy crap.
Yeah you can get a few of those in the bottom floor of the 2nd dungeon also. The better place to grind them however is the bottom floor of the third sub dungeon (so you have to be in chapter 3) because I believe they are guaranteed to spawn there and last time I was there I think I encountered a total of 4 encounters with 3 each (so 12). I am so grinding them to get all of heroines up to the same level (29 because that is my current overleveled position).
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 17, 2014, 06:59:34 AM
I think I am required to add Conception 2 now to this list considering how many pages that thread has gotten about people saying it is a bad game. :(
12  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 17, 2014, 06:57:09 AM
Have any of you read the original Little Mermaid story by Hans Christian Andersen?  I think as adults disillusioned by Little Mermaid, you'd appreciate it more now.  In the original Little Mermaid story ENDING SPOILER
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the mermaid does NOT get the guy.  The prince marries a human, and the mermaid commits suicide cum noble sacrifice.
 

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What is supposed to be a noble sacrifice about that? She just kills herself.

I do enjoy little trivia bits like that. Apparently in the original Cinderella, the titular character ends up with her evil stepmother after killing her real mother. Not sure the details there, but I do remember reading that somewhere.
Meh, Snow White tops that. The evil queen is killed at the end by “she is made to dance wearing a pair of red-hot iron shoes until she falls over dead." And look up how Sleeping Beauty is originally awoken sometime if you want some serious WTF moments.

As for Cinderella, I am unfamiliar with that portion of the original, but in double checking my memory on other fairy tale endings, saw that tidbit but it was apparently her first step mother she killed because she wanted her father to marry the housekeeper and thus her problems began.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 16, 2014, 06:54:09 AM
So to talk about the game for a change. :p I have actually come to like Ellie now that I have gotten a bit further in her events and I now have a rough idea of her backstory and it seems the most interesting so far.

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Namely that she apparently used to know Wake and was either killed or severely mangled after an attack and then was turned into a robot or cyborg.

Totally hater Serina though. Completely annoying. Oh well back to grinding to get the heroine levels roughly equal. Two more to go! x_x

Yeah, I think I can see how the 1-Track vs diversity thing would make one particularly more unbearable over the other. So far there hasn't been any other form of comedic attempts aside from said subject material. Honestly I can't really say if Conception II takes itself seriously or not simply because so far there's enough evidence for both sides to have a valid argument.

For example. Early, early on the game exposits about how male Disciples have their power measured by their Ether Count. Even I can tell through the context this is basically set up for a 'sperm count' joke. However there's just 'something' about the delivery and its tone. There are no winks or nods to the audience. No forced press of the subject matter. It flows out unusually naturally and doesn't 'feel' like forced innuendo humor at all. Very much like the whole Crystal Insertion scene from the original Ar Tonelico. It's obvious it has that 'double side', yet the material treats the scene so straight that you have to feel it's sincerely taking itself seriously.
I take the opinion that Conception II intentionally takes itself too seriously....and that is the joke. And I have to say that I am disappointed that I missed the ether count=sperm count obvious connection. x_x
14  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 15, 2014, 07:31:57 AM
Weekly Shonen Jump Recap for 4/14

One Piece: Oh god yes.

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Usop is a god, Donflamingo is alive, Kyros is bad ass, and Sabo is revealed. This chapter was amazing. The only disappointing thing is that One Piece is off next week.

All You Need is Kill: Saw the twist coming, art work was amazing though.

Naruto: Mildly less lame than last week....mildly.

Nisekoi: Oh look the harem has grown once more, such a shock! >.> Really the only good thing about this chapter was Marie's face (or at least I think it was Marie....I honestly don't remember the characters' names)at the end. Mind you I have no idea what that was about, but it was still entertaining even minus understanding what it was about.

Bleach: Whatever, as some other people have said before, this villain's power is imagination and he is one of the most unimaginative characters you will find. Only reason he is still in the fight is because Kenpachi is a moron.

Seraph of the End: It is Seraph of the End, I don't think I can think of any insult worse than that.

Stealth Symphony: Alright chapter with a creative plan, and a freaking satellite cannon.

Toriko: Meh.

World Trigger: Good fight. I'm fairly certain that despite how things look at the end that the Black Trigger user is going to lose, but I'm honestly not sure how.

15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 15, 2014, 07:20:53 AM
I never really looked at Tales of Hearts, is it generally considered to be good? I mean if it comes out I'll probably pick it up just to pick it up even if it is bad, but I'm curious.
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