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136  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 27, 2014, 08:23:53 AM
Ok, thanks for explaining. I disagree with you, but I realize that this really isn't something that I'll be able to convince you of. Side note, for realistic tactics and limitations that stay consistent totally check out World Trigger. It isn't a mech series, but it is great for tactical battles where every character on the battlefield are trying to think several moves ahead (and there is an upcoming anime!).

So spent yesterday rewatching Gundam Seed. Just a little past the halfway point. Woohoo!

137  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 27, 2014, 08:09:16 AM
Because nobody wanted to trade me Park Place for the Waterworks. >:(

That's because nobody else wanted to play Monopoly because it is a horrible game that was designed as a teaching tool about how land ownership/rent is horrible and how we need to switch over to a flat fee for land (that part has sort of been cut). I'll never understand how that game became so freaking popular. >.>
138  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 26, 2014, 07:42:38 AM
Beat Tales of Symphonia 2 last night. Oh thank god it is over. This game really is Gundam Seed Destiny. >.> Storyline was maybe kinda tolerable once Lloyd joined up, but that was so freaking late in the game. I did like the Lloyd/Sheena pairing scene because it was sweet. However I never came to like Emil who is the main character of the storyline through and through. And the scenes get so freaking slow towards the end of the game. x_x The most enjoyment I got out of this game was the "bad ending" because I was laughing so hard when it happened...

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Specifically I found joy in Emil hurting those he cares for and realizing he is a horrible person because I hated him so much. God damn it, that sounds horrible when I type it out. Look what you did to me Tales of Symphonia 2! Are you happy?

So yeah. That nightmare is now over. Time to watch some Gundam Seed for a while and then cheeseout the remaining trophies....I'm not sure if I'll watch Destiny as well. I feel like I have to, but I don't know if I hate myself that much right now.

I had not thought of that some of this stuff could have been added. I played about 40 hours of the PS2 version and seem to remember liking the pacing of that version more, but some of the stuff they have added is really nice. Mainly the quick travel features.

Last person I rescued from the TV was
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Naoto
. That was about 3-4 hours of gameplay ago I would say. I
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just got a letter in the mail saying to stop rescuing people
Assuming nothing has been added, you are at the point now where the rest of the main story focuses on figuring out the killer/the killer himself. Depending on which ending you go for there are 1-3 dungeons left (well I don't remember if the third one is a complete dungeon or not....probably not).
139  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Zelda Musou on: July 26, 2014, 07:37:10 AM
This game seriously looks like it is going to have the best character movesets visually out of all the Warriors games. I really cannot wait till this game comes out! :D
140  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 26, 2014, 07:33:32 AM
Wow two quotes of me in a row from more than a week ago. I feel like I should feel honored or something.

Not quite sure what you mean since every episode seems to have a scene/bend/twist that blows my mind, but if you are in fact referring to the return of my FAVORITE participant in "the game" then yea your right...... that was totally freakin' awesome :)
No that's not what I was referring to. What I was referring to was the flashback...
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where the female lead confronts her past self (who is in a rabbit suit) with an axe. That is basically the defining moment of the series for me for batshit insanity and general wtf.

To put it plain and simple: They lack any sense of believeability. I know most mecha aren't exactly hard science fiction, but fuck at least they used to try, and some of them got damn close. Now it's like I'm watching super robot shows, where everything's just about how rediculous the escalation can get. One of the things I liked with Argevollen at least is that it feels like it's going back to basics, and I can't help but feel like that's the best way to go.

There's a lot more I could bang on about, but honestly I've banged on about this on every other site I go to pretty hard...I'm kinda tired of doing it. :/

EDIT: I should mention I feel like this is a problem with Sci-Fi anime as a whole, but it goes double for Mecha.
I feel like 00 is bad choice for gripping on this point. Other than the stuff that the twin drive pulls out, the series is basically using Minosky (sp) particles from the original Gundam series. So it is about as classic in terms of mecha science quality as you can get (other than the twin drive, but that can get thrown into the same category as newtypes, biosensors, psychoframes, and whatever the f Amuro did at the end of Char's Counterattack).

Not going to defend Code Geass because on this point (despite the fact that I love the series).
141  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 26, 2014, 07:17:40 AM
It's a monopoly if you control over 50% of the market.

No.  That's just wrong.

It's right according to Canada media laws (and 50% is overly generous - it's either 45% or 35%)

(*sniff sniff* I know nobody cares about ours laws ;_;)
Just checked the Canadian laws and it seems you are right.....no one cares about Canadian laws, not even you. :p Based on what I found, Canadian law does not define monopoly (definition was deleted in 1985) since Canadian law apparently don't care if you are a monopoly, only whether you abuse a dominant position (which you can have even if you aren't a monopoly, and you can be a monopoly and not abuse your position). Source 1, Source 2

....Wait how'd we get on this topic?
142  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Zelda Musou on: July 25, 2014, 07:00:43 AM
I'm guessing last major update will be Ganondorf and that head Gerudo whose name I've forgotten.
Twinrova?
143  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 25, 2014, 06:54:54 AM
Persona 4 Golden finally picked the pace back up for plot. Been enjoying it again. Just finished doing the concert in Junes, which was actually a pretty cool scene. I'm hoping the plot opens up a bit more about the killer now and stops tiptoeing around it. I feel like there was some fat that could have been trimmed. Almost up to 50 hours. Yeesh.
Concert in Junes? I really need to play Golden sometime. I have a feeling that some of the "fat" you speak of is probably stuff that was added to make Golden better. Can't really tell you whether they move on to focusing on the killer anytime soon since I have zero idea of where in the plot you are at this point.

After finishing Dark Soul, I jumped straight into another Action RPG; namely, Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning.

Considering this is the first (and only) game out of a studio, it is simply amazing.
I'm rocking Faeblades + Chakram playing some kind of rogue mage.

I usually don't care much about magic... but YOU CAN SNEAK ATTACK WITH MAGIC! MOUHAHAHAHA =D

The only thing I'm scared of is that perhaps the game will lose its shine, as looking at the map, this will be a very long game.
Then again, I did 'complete' Skyrim twice, so I may be 'hardy' enough.
Aamlur was fun, although the best part was the faction sidequests. Probably was a bit longer than my normal preference, but you should have a good time.
144  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 24, 2014, 07:23:50 AM
So made progress in Dawn of the New World....it still sucks. I don't expected anything different. Marta had temporarily stopped her whole Emil obsession and instead gone into melodrama mode.....I think I preferred her in Emil obsession mode. I think the melodrama is over now though so I'm sure I'm about to regret that preference. At this point I think I just have two chapters +one dungeon left. I pray that the remainder is quick. I so wish this game had holy bottles. x_x
145  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: July 24, 2014, 07:18:57 AM
I'm honestly not completely sure if I'll be getting this or not. I was never on the hype wagon for the first game, and I can't say that it impressed me. So yeah.

Also, Dice, I'll get the tar you get the feathers.
146  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Zelda Musou on: July 23, 2014, 07:29:16 AM
Yes! Goron chief for the win! (had to google to see who Darunia was, but win!) Also awesome to see the other two.
147  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 23, 2014, 07:28:01 AM
Really? I thought she looked incredibly bland and generic. Like maybe by Tales of standards, she's better than some of the other female leads, but that's seriously not saying a lot.
I didn't say she had a creative design creative, I just said I liked her design.

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.

I bought Chronicles too thinking probably like you that I'd like to play this to see what the whole brouhaha was about.
Reading your 'as you play' review makes me not even want to try it myself now. Everything sounds really bad.
It reminds me of Gundam SEED Destiny in the sense that they made a sequel where the new lead is a prick who just keeps on badmouthing the old lead you know and like.
Yeah, if I were you I wouldn't bother. I am only playing it at this point to get trophies, not because I enjoy it. And honestly the thing about the game that is bugging me the most at the moment (besides the main character sucking) is that this story makes no sense in the world of Symphonia/Phantasia. The Centurions are just so superfluous when we already have summon spirits. I don't get why they thought this was the plot they should go with.
148  Media / Game Journals / 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.
149  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)
150  Media / Game Journals / 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.
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