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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 22, 2015, 07:04:49 AM
Sadly, the screenshots shoot that theory down, as they depict both the Maid and Butler with Knives and Healing Staffs (or whatever equivalent Hoshido uses). The Maid in particular has the two skills attributed to Awakening's Troubadour (Res +2 and Demoiselle) in her status screen (along with a currently unidentified third skill). Moreover, said maid has 3 Skills and 6 Move at Level 2, which suggests that the Maid Class is a promoted class. I wouldn't be surprised if the same applied to the Butler.
Okay so that would make Maid/Butler the replacement class for War Cleric, at least for Nohr. Do we actually have any details on Ninja beyond that they use hidden weapons?

...and I maintain that maids and butlers stick out slightly less than a ninja would on a battlefield. :p
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic on: May 22, 2015, 06:30:09 AM
If they were only going to have one generation, it's obvious it'd be AGE-3 because that way you can have all 3 leads in the game.
Generation wise yeah 3rd makes sense, but that includes the AGE-FX, which is less stupid than the AGE-3.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 21, 2015, 06:56:40 AM
My top ten would be (in the order I remember them):

Ar Tonelico
Mana Khemia
Xenoblade Chronicles
Radiant Historia
Kingsom Hearts Birth By Sleep
Muramasa: Rebirth
Persona 4
Record of Agarest War 2
Valkyria Chronicles
Tales of Symphonia
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars topic on: May 21, 2015, 06:51:32 AM
Of fucking course they're running AGE-3. I really hope the masteries take a solid dump on Kio's lame ass (hell, I may just want to Map his sad ass back into the garage/bench for the hell of it). I guess this also means we're getting Crazy Grandpa Filt, but he wasn't worth Kio then and he probably won't be worth it now.
Seriously the AGE-3? That is the second lamest of the suits operated by the main characters (the only one lamer is the speed version of the AGE-3 because...wut?).
5  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 21, 2015, 06:49:09 AM
Watched season finale of Agents of Shield last night. Excellent end to an excellent season. The sting at the end of the episode was just mean. Also I really have to wonder how the events of this season are going to impact the Inhumans movie.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 21, 2015, 06:42:52 AM

It makes some sense with the concealed weapons and all, but I have no idea why you would bring a maid/butler to the battlefield. So they can pour their lord some lovely tea between turns? There's no good reason to bring and that makes them highly suspicious, which removes all the sense the class could have made.
To be fair Maid/Butler are probably the Nohr equivalent to the Hoshido (sp?) ninja...and having a ninja in the middle of the battlefield is more suspicious imo than having a maid or butler so it all evens out. >.>
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 17, 2015, 06:39:20 AM
Watched The World God Only Knows: Goddesses yesterday. Oh geez, I wish the manga had gotten an official release. This season was fun. I really wish that the last arc could get an anime adaptation. I strongly doubt that is going to happen at this point. *sigh*

Currently using Gundam Seed Destiny as background noise while playing Fire Emblem Awakening. Shinn is still annoying. Cagali is still poorly handled. And the Impulse is still conceptually worse than the Strike. >.>
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: May 13, 2015, 06:51:08 AM

I've heard things. Random, varied and conflicting things. Conflicting things like...

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the game ending with a sequel hook, which may or may not be an attempt by Takashi to staple XBCX onto the Gears pre-history (Xenogears was originally billed as the fifth game in a series that ultimately never came to be; glimpses of what could've been were shown in a single flashback during Gears itself and the Ultimania guide; Chronicles X seems to imply that its game 1 of this series, but I've heard nothing concrete either way (mostly because I'm sticking to as much of an information blackout as I can)). Either way though, outside of a few callbacks, XBCX has nothing to do with XBC verse/sequel-wise.

Basically, I know as much about this game as you do.

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I'd have to find some translations of Perfect Works to double check, but now that you mention it, XBX does seem to cover the events that are supposed to occur in Episode 1. (i.e., the abandoning of Old Jerusalem). However I don't think it can be Episode 1 however as the original Xeno universe lacked any aliens. I can only assume that the "ending spoiler" is the reveal of the emulators.

Actually nm, just double checked and the events of Episode 1 in Perfect Works and the abandoning of Old Jerusalem took place 5,000 years before the events of Episode 1, after humanity was in control of most of the milky way. So XBX is an alternate version of episode 0?


It's 'big Act 1 spoiler' is pretty interesting to say the least (I regret that I know it), but like Aeo mentioned there's apparently a sequel hook by the end which makes me think, like Xenosaga Episode I, XBX maaaaay be telling an 'incomplete tale' and just covering an 'arc' to an overall story.  But the specifics I don't know for sure, or to what extent the "story is incomplete" (if at all), or if it's just DLC, or if the story events around the game's otherwise 'big spoiler' is interesting too. 

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Not sure how much I like that it may connect to Xenogears to whatever extent it is..... I mean, can it even do that?  Or can Square Enix breathe down their necks about it?  Being honest, I'm more sad there's little to no connection to Xenoblade 1, Xenoblade X (besides having Nopons) seems to 'loosely reference' every Xeno game other than Xenoblade, ironically... :( 
Again, hopefully the game will be out and I'll eat my words....

I do like that this series seems to be about 'humanity after Earth' -- an interesting idea if there was one.

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No they can't (unless they had a very weird contract with Square when they worked there), but that didn't stop them from making the Xenosaga series which was pretty clearly covering an alternate version of the events preceding Episode 2.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 13, 2015, 06:34:10 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/05/fire-emblem-if-eliminates-weapon-usage-limit

New info and wut? Phoenix Modo? Lol. Should've called it the 'roll over and beg for it' modo. I mean, how the hell are you supposed to even lose? Run out of weapon uses? Oh wait....
You probably lose by Kamui dying. Or failing the objective on missions other than destroy the enemy missions (which there is supposed to be more of).
10  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 12, 2015, 06:33:35 AM
Finished grinding supports for all Gen 1 to Gen 1 characters in Fire Emblem Awakening. Next up is going to be grinding out all the Gen 1 to Gen 2 conversations (and all Morgan (F) sibling conversations)...oh god that is going to be fun. I mean Lucina, Inigo, and Morgan (M) are done, but that still leaves a lot of repetitive conversations to grind. x_x.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: May 12, 2015, 06:28:03 AM

Am I misreading or did you just say you hated them but they're also the best in the series?
I think Dice is saying she hates them from a mechanical point of view but views the selection of summons available in FFX from a story/design perspective to be one of the better batches.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: May 09, 2015, 07:01:02 AM
Some blogger I go to occasionally has a pretty swell plot explanation for Type-0 written up:
http://punctualdork.com/post/117029123414/final-fantasy-type-0-explained

It sucks because the ideas are great.....but instead quests are inconveniencing the plot since you're grabbing some asshole's book he forgot in the middle of nowhere and then you have to play the game all over to get into these juicy bits (the "tell, don't show" style of the story doesn't help either).
Reading that link and I'm finding a few mistakes in it. For example phantom are not the reason that Class 0 are unaffected by crystal jammers, as all magic is based on phantoma.
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 04, 2015, 06:14:24 AM
Kingdom Hearts BBS - Ehhhh... I don't know, there is something bugging me about this game. I've never actually digged KH lore and I'm already being bombarded by it in full power and also with crappy tutorials that I really can't even put to practice yet. Not sure if I'm in the mood now, but might stick around for a bit in case the game actually starts at some point.

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edit: getting my butt kicked in KH. I've always played KH in Proud mode, but sheesh these enemies are relentless. Or maybe Aqua is just weak. It's kind of fun, but I'm not really looking forward to switching characters, since I kind of like to have a steadily progressing curve in my RPGs. I don't like getting weaker because the game says so.

BBS is easily the best KH, so keep at it! Aqua's specialty is magic, so make sure you are using magic commands with her (at least until you have a few levels). Also as an fyi, the recommended order for playing the characters is Terra->Ven-> Aqua.
14  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 04, 2015, 06:07:25 AM
However, I'm not sorry that Whedon is leaving and we're getting the guys from Cap 2, because I loved that movie.

I have faith in them to deliver a good sequel(s).

Ah fudge, I liked Winter Soldier, but at some points the action in it nearly gave me a headache because of how the action was shot.
15  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 03, 2015, 06:23:51 AM
So rewatching Gundam 00 for something like the fifth time. Currently on season 2. I would probably say it was perfect if it wasn't for the Saji plot line in season 2. It works alright in season 1, but he just gets unbearable in season 2. x_x
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