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151  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: P.T. on: August 15, 2014, 06:12:56 AM
So Del Toro and Kojima are both on this.....I am intrigued and confused by this. I think I am probably going to have to try this out despite not having played a Silent Hill game before.
152  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: August 14, 2014, 06:51:25 AM
I think i saw a glimpse of female Hawke in this new trailer. Still waiting to hear about the Warden though.

I'm currently contemplating if i'll play this on PC or PS3
It has been confirmed that Lady Hawke was in the trailer along side a Warden who was not THE Warden (although there is some speculation that the Warden in the scene might have had the Warden Commander in it since the Warden is dead in the default DAO continuity).
153  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 13, 2014, 06:47:53 AM
Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past...

The first half: I almost feel just fessing up to an obvious truth would have about 1,000% less bullshit than this.
The second half: That just sounds stupid

Translation: Microsoft is willing to throw money at us because they recognize that we have brand name recognition. We know that we can ride them for free money and then get the money from a wider release when we release the extended edition in six months.
154  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 12, 2014, 06:48:01 AM
Playing Soul Hackers now. I like the world that the game has built, although I don't get the point of Paradigm X at the moment. Maybe I can don something important there later.
155  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 12, 2014, 06:45:03 AM
You know what other numbers don't lie? The amount of money his movies make. Kind of sickens me that he's figured out if you make a movie out of a recognizable franchise/brand/name, it won't matter how good or bad it is, people will still go out and see it just out of curiosity.
It isn't the recognizable name that gets his movies the amount of money they get because there are other movies out there with recognizable franchises which don't get as high grossing. It certainly isn't his story telling, and it isn't the action because he managed to make giant robots fighting boring in Transformers 1 (only Transformers movie I have seen). I'd say his formula for success is explosion porn combined with 80s nostalgia. Bright side in all this, latest Transformers seems to have gotten half as much as 2? So maybe people are getting bored of him a little?
156  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 11, 2014, 07:08:19 AM
So I played Code of Princess yesterday....I...why did I buy this when it came out? It has been on my backlog since it initially came out, but I have been putting it off because it wasn't a high priority. Oddly enough I somehow completely missed that the main character was in a thong and....I don't know what to call that? A breast clasp? I wish I had noticed that as I probably would have not picked it up had I noticed it. Stupid picking up games on a whim...

Anyways game was not that interesting. Found the controls annoying, gameplay not that interesting, characters were pretty flat with single note characters being the most developed, and storyline was meh. Only good thing about the game? Main storyline was short. Probably spent less than five hours to complete that. So horrible investment in terms of gameplay/price since I have no interest in the grindy post game.

Now it is time to figure out what other game from my backlog I want to polish off while I wait on Xillia 2.
157  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 07, 2014, 06:42:03 AM
And then there are Manga like Barrage, that get cancelled before they really go anywhere.

Yes, I'm still mad about that.
Eh, I found Barrage to not be very interesting. I preferred Stealth Symphony in terms of short lived series.

Naruto was actually descent at the beginning.

I think the point where it started its downfall was the Naruto VS Sasuke fight at the waterfall.

Wasn't that Aeolus's point?  Though I still think early Bleach was better than early Naruto.  I honestly felt Bleach was quite good up until around the end of the first Soul Society arc, after which I completely lost interest.  Hmm, looking it up that's only like a sixth of what's out there...man I have completely lost touch with that series.
Yeah those points are when Naruto and Bleach started to fall apart. Honestly, I think oddly for exactly opposite reasons. Naruto's greatest strength was that it had a well set up cast with the 9 characters from Naruto's class plus the three from the Neji team. Naruto was at its best when it was handling its side cast. Problem is that after the time skip it basically become the Naruto solo show. Other characters still got screen time, but it just wasn't the same anymore.

Bleach on the other hand refuses to let characters go so the cast is ridiculously large (does not help that I have heard Kubo just designs new characters whenever he gets writer's block) and it becomes impossible to care about them....plus the plot tends to repeat with the characters who should have a central focus (Orihime and Chad) being completely worthless all the time, Ichigo training to learn a new technique in the middle of a war right before fighting the big bad), and...yeah.
158  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 06, 2014, 05:58:13 AM
So nearly done with my first playthrough of Bound by Flame. My overall impression for the game is just meh. There are some interesting ideas in here, but the execution is just weak. I doubt I'll remember anything of import from the game a week or two after I finish it.
159  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 06, 2014, 05:53:23 AM
I've said it a million times before.  Rumiko Takahashi doesn't seem to know when to end a series.  They go on way too long and overstay their welcomes. 

I feel like too many Manga artists do that in general.  I always thought of it as a "shit I'm making a ton of money from this... Time for the extended plot!!"
It really depends on the manga. One Piece for example has been going on forever, and it is still magnificent (regularly getting ranked number 1 in Jump) and is probably still only a little past its halfway point. Bleach on the other hand has been in its "final" arc for mre than a year and freaking needs to die, but nope Kubo can't have that we need to have more and more battles despite it being in the bottom 3 of Jump fairly regularly. Then there is Naruto, which has been in the same arc for I think three years, but I believe it is confirmed that it is ending this year so almost freaking done (although not on a good note). Hurray!
160  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 04, 2014, 07:12:42 AM
So I finished my reread of Death Note a while ago and forgot to make one comment on it. Rem really should have thought about her options because she could have easily tried to make a deal with L to tell him everything in exchange for destroying the notebooks, saving Misa and destroying Kira in the process (meaning Light would have no reason to harm Misa). Or alternatively, have just gone along with L's plan and killed the criminal who wrote in the notebook after 13 days saving Misa from suspicion. Both of which would have been better results for Rem.

Also finished up Gundam Seed Destiny, not a whole lot to say since I've seen it several times before. However Heine's death gets funnier everytime I seem it. His death could have worked if he had actually been show to be useful before it, but instead it comes off as "I'm a super ace. Check out how awesome I am as I turn my back on the enemy!" *dies* "T. M. Revolution! NO!" And thus it is hilarious.

A Sunrise Mecha anime with a female protagonist!?!?! UNPOSSIBLE!!!!!

Of course it will indeed be fanservicey and sexist as all hell, but still, I never thought it even possible.

Edit: What am I saying? This is Sunrise we're talking about. They'd never make an anime without the good olde' committee at the helm. Watch it turn out that the person in the image is either just the girlfriend to the real protagonist or an incredibly girly looking guy.
That is an impressive set of boobs on a guy if it turns out to an incredibly girly looking guy.
161  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 03, 2014, 07:10:37 AM
Started Bound by Flames. I'm still early in the game so I have no strong feelings yet. However the graphics do get annoying as sunlight is a bit too....bright? I don't know how to describe it beyond, I hate transitioning from the shade to direct sunlight. x_x

I learned from FE4 that it is the best way to create genetic super soldier/the devil.
162  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: August 02, 2014, 07:18:41 AM
Apparently the Asterix holders are the same people? I'm a bit gutted about that. I liked them well enough, but I felt like I've seen just about everything they can offer at least 4 times over. Also the plot will be about rescuing Anges because they want a "saving the princess" feeling. Sigh, can that just not die?


So what the hell does that mean for the asterisk holders that are dead/unable to fight because of storyline fights?...meh whatever.

I hope the game has a bad end where we fail to save Agnes. If so, I will get that ending and call the game done.
163  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: August 01, 2014, 07:03:06 AM
I'm a bit curious as to people's opinions about the Stein's;gate writer, whose name I can't think of at the moment, no longer being the writer of Bravely Second.  I imagine the story might be a lot less mindfucky and meta.  Preferably it'll keep the same tone as the first part of the original BD.
Wait the writer of Steins;Gate was the writer and no longer is? Damn it, I would have been excited for the game had I known he was the writer....Well I suppose that I don't have to disappointed about it no longer being true since. >.>
164  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 31, 2014, 07:52:24 AM
Except that it was a fan rewrite of the series as the series writer herself was a huge fan of Jesus Yamato. Basically the SEED series is a lot like the FFXIII trilogy in that the first part was poorly written to begin with, but instead of using the second part to help try to fix the overall series, it instead just makes everything much much worse.

Also Cagali doesn't get better, she gets dis-existence. At some point Cagali disappears from the show altogether due to her voice actress getting into a dispute with the show writer over the treatment of her character.

My comment was directed towards the common fan belief that the storyline was rewritten based on fan backlash regarding Shinn. If the series writer is a believer of Jesus Yamato, that would seem to point towards my current belief that the end direction was always intended. Disagree with you that Seed was poorly written (actually disagree that FFXIII was poorly written, though it was alright) No comments on FFXIII-2 as I have not played it.

And Cagali does get better. Hell she gets better the moment they get her away from Yuna, although she does eventually end up vanishing unfortunately.
165  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 31, 2014, 07:24:04 AM
well we can see what the cast of Persona 3 have been up to since I think they're out of college at this point. From what I can tell with all those scars, Akihikos seems to have been traveling the world fighting bears. Assuming Mitsurus running her families corporation, and don't remember what happened with the rest of the P3 cast. Maybe Junpeis story in the P4A sequel will shed some light on what he's been doin since then.
Well he's a baseball player now. Aegis has been serving in Mituru's anti-shadow forces. Akihiko, after the events of P4A, decides he is going to become a police officer. Fuuka is in college. Yukari is an actress now. Ken and Koromaru I don't know beyond that Koromaru is apparently with Ken.

Maybe cause I am older and tired of the narrative predominately involving  15-17 year olds. I think older characters like ones from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment,  Digital Devil Saga or Catherine would be fresh change of pace.

P1 was high school
P2 was adults
P3/4 were high school

You're right, it's time to flip back.

It's not going to happen with the new format of RPG/dating sim though.
Saying P2 was adults is slightly misleading. P2IS was high school. I have yet to get around to playing P2EP, so I am assuming that is what you are referring to, and I am uncertain if that is accurate or not since according to Wikipedia it only takes place a few months after P2IS.
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