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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 22, 2014, 07:17:50 AM
So a bit further into Dawn of the New World. Oh my god this game sucks. Emil still is a horrible character. Marta is a one note joke that lost its humor a while ago. I've apparently hatched two Centurion's who aren't going to make any appearance or impact. Raine feels completely out of character. The fact that the game is continually harping on Emil's hatred for Lloyd just makes me like him less. About the only good thing I can think to say about the game is that I like Marta's character design.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: July 21, 2014, 07:22:18 AM
I'm a bit late, but oh man, I loathed Meryl.  I have no idea how the developers thought she would be considered cute.  I can't see her as anything but obnoxious, annoying, and stupid.
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And poor Merrril, her rivalmance is SO cute. lol *highfive* fellow Merril fan. Well, there are lot of Merril fans. I guess it depends on if your reaction to her is to protect her or smack her. I'd say both are valid. As for her personal quest:
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you can avoid having to kill her clan.
That said, Isabela was the funniest character in the game. Isabela + Varric was hilarious.

Also, yay! more interest in the game. Definitely go watch the two part demo of the game which shows off how the combat is more tactical this time around.

Edit: Her names spelt MERRILL not Meryl. :P
*highfive*

I couldn't stand Isabella, either.

Really, I found most of the cast of DA2 to be bordering on annoying or relatively intolerable.  I think the single exception was Aveline, who I liked.

Fenris was saved only by having Gideon Emery as a voice actor.
Really? I loved the cast of DA2. I found Fenris annoying on my first playthrough because I chose to rival him, but he was much more tolerable when I friended him on my second playthough. I probably would hate Anders, but his rival path is really well written. Actually that is a good question, for all the characters did you rival them or friend them? That might have had some impact on your feelings for them. For me it was:
Bethany- Friend
Carver- Dead
Aveline- Friend
Varric- Friend
Merril- Rivalmance
Isabella- Rival
Fenris- Rival/Friend (preferred friend)
Anders- Rival
Sebastion- Friend/Rival (both were alright, going to import rival)
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 20, 2014, 07:49:12 AM
So I started Tales of Symphonia 2....I'm not sure what possessed me to do this. I hate Emil, he is a horrible main character. The whole Lloyd being a murderer plot is stupid, since there is absolutely no way it is true. The only joy I am getting from this game is that Marta is hilarious at times. But yeah.....this game sucks.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 19, 2014, 06:24:23 AM
Beat the second ending of Muramasa 3rd DLC. It was great. Thinking I am going to force my way through Tales of Symphonia 2 next.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: July 17, 2014, 06:53:23 AM
:( At all the Meryl hate. I found her rivalmance to be extremely enjoyable.

To be fair, there doesn't seem to be a single mage in the Dragon Age universe who doesn't resort to blood magic at the drop of a hat.  Guess the templars were actually right all along...
Insanity is literally in the air in Kirkwall thanks to the veil being thin there, resulting in just about every mage turning to blood magic eventually. Mages outside of Kirkwall tend not to have the same tendancy for blood magic.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Mass Effect Fan Survey on: July 16, 2014, 07:04:53 AM
"Don't cop out like fuckers and set it during the First Contact War (retconning things into oblivion). You made your shitty ending bed, sleep in it and tell us what happens next."

All the endings lead to the technological singularity, so no matter what you chose the ending was green. Problem solved.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 16, 2014, 06:58:43 AM
I am the saddened that I was not deemed worthy to be in Klyde's team. :(

Oh well, been playing Muramasa Rebirth DLC 3. I love this ninja guy. He had a great storyline and his moveset is cool too.Finished the storyline last night, currently running all over Japan to pick up items before I begin slaughtering all of the bosses and evil wells.
8  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 16, 2014, 06:52:54 AM
Whee, rewatching Gundam 00 for like the fourth time. Still love it.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 15, 2014, 07:02:57 AM

Ninja Edit: And I don't recognize my Disguya (probably from not having played a Disgaea since the original on the PS2).
You are a hero....or was it dark hero? Maybe Prinny ranger? That's the general gist of the class at least, I forget its proper name.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: July 14, 2014, 06:53:54 AM
Actually.. anyone understands what is meant by:
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- Rogues will now have access to use bows.

I mean I could use a bow in DA:O and DA2 on my rogue and there were skills for them too.
I think that maybe you had to take the first bow skill as a rogue before you had access to using the bow? Alternatively it might be referring to companion rogues (excluding Varric since I am sure he will exclusively use Bianca)?
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Defining RPGs on: July 13, 2014, 07:41:15 AM
The definition I work with for RPGs is essentially any game that has mechanics primarily descended tabletop RPGs. RPG for me is term that describes mechanics and nothing else. Visual novels and graphic adventure games are not (at least as a rule) RPGs. I have no problem that they are covered here since there is overlap in audiences. Same for Zelda (which is a classic action adventure series). If I were to sum up what makes a game an RPG, I would have to say that it is any game where combat is primarily determined by stats which can upgraded through character progression.

Although I admit that I am probably inconsistent in my application of that since you could easily argue that Dynasty Warriors games fit under that definition and I tend not to consider them RPGs. I'm not sure what the nuanced distinction is there, maybe it has to do with the non-continuous mission nature of Dynasty Warriors game. I dunno.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 12, 2014, 07:53:28 AM
Are you enjoying it? I've been thinking of picking it up, especially since it has Crossbone Gundam (albeit as DLC...).
Well at this point, I have already finished all the main missions, and just have a bunch of grinding left. I enjoyed story mode and ultimate mode. Mechanically I would say that is the best DWG so far. However the AI for allies is worthless. It is very rare that they will contribute anything of value (oddly they are most effective in levels where you want them to be ineffective so you can grind your kill count). Also found enemy guerilla units to get annoying since 90% of levels have a protect field A requirement and your fields are powerless to them. But still I had fun with the game, I thought the addition of ships/carriers to battles was great and the ability to control mobile armors is awesome.....just be prepared to have to act as a one man army in most stages.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: July 12, 2014, 07:39:02 AM
Preordered! Yes!
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: POKéMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE on: July 12, 2014, 07:38:14 AM
Not going to lie, I do not get the idea of dressing up Pikachu....actually honestly I don't get Pikachu's appeal at all.
15  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 11, 2014, 07:12:52 AM

If Emma isn't considered part of Zeta Gundam's main cast, then I don't know what to tell you. -_-

Also Allenby was totally a part of the Shuffle Alliance (though yes she was totally sideliner material at best, but she still had her own Gundam, even if it was literally giant robot Sailor Scout).
There is also Roux who piloted the Zeta in Double Zeta (and I think she piloted the Double Zeta on occasion when Judau needed the Zeta for whatever reason).
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