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151  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF12 HD - Zodiac Age (whoomp there it is) on: June 07, 2016, 06:40:10 AM
As someone that played the original and thought it was pretty mediocre then played the zodiac job system version a few years later, let me say you should try this one out.  Everything that was mudane and annoying about the original is fixed in this version. 
...Someone has to say its, so even the story? :p
152  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 06, 2016, 06:50:28 AM
Been watching the Twin Star Exorcists anime. The animation is good, but I do not get what they are trying to do by reordering all these events from the manga. Probably would be a better watch for me had I not read the manga as I wouldn't be constantly comparing it to the source material. But too late for that.
153  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 06, 2016, 06:47:47 AM
So over the weekend I beat finished getting all the endings in the first part of Clanned. Working on the After Story right now. I'm hopeful that I'll finish that tonight.

After going through most of the game, my one complaint is that I feel the game can drag on towards what I guess would be the first half of the third act where I feel like everything is set up but then it just goes through a bunch of minor events that aren't really necessary and take too long. Oh well, still a great visual novel. My overall ranking for best girl would be:

Kyou>Kotomi=Tomoyo>Fuko>Yukine>Nagisa>Ryou>Mei>Misae

Also my rankings of the routes (which is not the same as best girl rankings) is:
Kyou>Fuko>Kotomi>Kappei>Tomoyo>Baseball>Yukine=Mei>Nagisa>Sunohara>Ryou>Koumura>Misae

Fuko, Kotomi, and Kappei all made my tear up at least a little (Fuko brought full waterworks), and Kyou made me wistful for like a day. Despite liking Tomoyo, I felt her route was not that great.
154  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: June 03, 2016, 06:01:29 AM
So any thoughts on yesterday's news? I'm looking forward to the roto-dex, and I personally am fine with the legendary typings, even the sun pokemon that is weak to fire.
155  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 03, 2016, 05:59:45 AM
Lol it looks like Code of Princess is pretty good..... special points to the girl character so goth she has to keep arguing with people she's not a zombie enemy haha!


Eh, from what I recall of that game, good is not the word I would personally use for it. But different tastes and all that.

There's a reason Tomoyo's the only waifu who got her own spinoff game.  But my Kyou bias makes me hate her.
Well I am looking forward to doing Tomoyo's route (significantly more than Nagisa's route at least), but for the moment I am following a guide in terms of order of routes. Got Koumura's ending yesterday (which I guess is an incomplete Nagisa routes?), currently working on Yukine. Tomoyo is up next. Side note, I do not remember most of these names without looking them up. XP
156  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 02, 2016, 06:53:42 AM
Been playing Clannad while I wait for Odin Sphere to come out. I can kind of see how this game became a legend. The writing is extremely well done. So far I have gotten the Fuko, Ryou, and Kyou endings. I will admit, I cried a lot during the Fuko ending. Significantly less tears on the other two endings, but I like the MC x Kyou pairing and I certainly got some gut punches to the feels during that ending.

MC x Kyou is OTP
Certainly a contender for being my OTP for the game. Although I've just met Tomoyo in my current path, and she seems like a strong challenger for the position from what I have of her so far. I got Misae's path yesterday, which was...certainly among the weaker paths. I was fine with the arc overall, but the ending is well not an ending. I mean it goes *dream flashback explaining past* "Oh so that's what happened, and you want me to tell her the truth." *credits roll*
157  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Should a game ever have auto battles? on: June 02, 2016, 06:46:57 AM
Most recent Fire Emblems have had auto battle options. Tactics aren't great, but I have used it when grinding kills or support. So I like having the option to save time when doing mindless grinding. I know I wish had had an auto battle option while playing Valkyria Chronicles and was grinding for 300+ kills for my last decoration. >.>
158  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: June 02, 2016, 06:42:33 AM
http://gematsu.com/2016/06/rumor-nintendo-nx-mass-production-postponed-early-2017-add-vr-functionality

Not stated was the true reason for the postponing which was that Iwata, who's still secretly alive and recovering from his ailment in a secret underground bunker along with Michael Jackson, Elvis, Amelia Earhart, Sasquatch and the Lindberg Baby, gave the order as punishment to consumers for not liking the Wii U. The name will also be finalized as the Fuq U.
Ugh VR, that is a good way to make me dread the system. Will probably still get it, especially if it gets Xenoblade Chronicles X2, but I'm not onboard the VR hype train.

And naming it the Fuq U would probably increase sales amongst college students (while killing sales amongst younger demographics due to parents).
159  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: June 01, 2016, 06:52:33 AM
ps4 releases:

10.6. friday Atelier Sophie
17.6. friday Grand Kingdom
24.6. friday Odin Sphere
24.6. friday Fairy Fencer F
1.7. yep, friday Star Ocean

Coincidence?

I'm assuming those are the European release dates? Because in the U.S. games (with the exception of Nintendo games and occasionally big games with simultaneous releases) are released on Tuesday and in Europe they are released on Fridays (generally with the U.S. getting it a few days early). It has been that way for years. So not really a coincidence, but also not that big of a deal?

Recently the US has been switching to Fridays. For video games, at least.
Eh, are you thinking of big name games that are getting simul releases in multiple territories? Because I know That Odin Sphere and Atelier Sophie are both getting released this Tuesday without having to check. Looking through my Amazon preorders I see 5 other games getting Tuesday releases and 1 (FFXV, which is getting a simul release in Japan, US, and EU) listed as a Friday release.
160  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 01, 2016, 06:47:10 AM
Been playing Clannad while I wait for Odin Sphere to come out. I can kind of see how this game became a legend. The writing is extremely well done. So far I have gotten the Fuko, Ryou, and Kyou endings. I will admit, I cried a lot during the Fuko ending. Significantly less tears on the other two endings, but I like the MC x Kyou pairing and I certainly got some gut punches to the feels during that ending.
161  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: May 31, 2016, 07:03:47 AM
ps4 releases:

10.6. friday Atelier Sophie
17.6. friday Grand Kingdom
24.6. friday Odin Sphere
24.6. friday Fairy Fencer F
1.7. yep, friday Star Ocean

Coincidence?

I'm assuming those are the European release dates? Because in the U.S. games (with the exception of Nintendo games and occasionally big games with simultaneous releases) are released on Tuesday and in Europe they are released on Fridays (generally with the U.S. getting it a few days early). It has been that way for years. So not really a coincidence, but also not that big of a deal?
162  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The "what was your first anime?" Thread on: May 30, 2016, 07:12:54 AM
I was coming in here to say Gundam Wing, but as I was typing my response I realized that those dates didn't work. As that got premiered in the U.S. two years after the Pokémon anime which I watched religiously for a while. So yeah, that would seem to be the first one I know I watched. I think I saw some snippets of Speed Racer before that, but I am uncertain I ever saw a full episode.
163  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zero Escape 3 official on: May 28, 2016, 07:22:40 AM
Looks like there's publisher woes in the EU. Amazon cancelled my preorder this week citing "copyright issues" and have now removed the game from sale. Beware, fellow Europe-dwellers!

I've ordered a copy from Canadian site Videogamesplus, so there are options, though.
I seem to recall hearing that there is going to be only digital release in Europe for...reasons. So I believe the 3DS is region locked, meaning you'll have to go digital if that is your system of choice. You could probably go import physical on Vita, but then you won't get trophies associated with your account (if you care at all).
164  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 28, 2016, 07:15:42 AM
Nearly done with Valkyria Chronicles. Just have one last decoration to meet the requirements for by killing a total of 1000 enemies. Currently at...671. Ugh, stupid last trophy. >.> Not sure what I'll be moving to next.
165  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: NX title delayed to '17) on: May 24, 2016, 07:07:34 AM
The Batman Arkham series or Enslaved are two that come to mind. I'm too tired and in pain to think of any more at the moment, but basically anything that doesn't fit neatly into an existing genre is labeled as "Action-Adventure"
Well Action is just a modifier that refers to the game be in real-time or something close. Adventure I would argue refers to a specific style of game that is nearly dead outside of Zelda where you have to use specific items to solve puzzles to advance. A non-action adventure game example would be Shadowgate. Although I suppose there might be some action games that have somewhat similar ideas, even if not exactly items, like Infamous.

Yeah I mean it's generally tiny bits but I don't know... nonetheless.

I kind of just think it's hard not to see it as one personally... the biggest thing is no hard turn based element, but then that would jeopardize things like KH or other games which people call RPGs.

At a minimum I just think they're all action RPGs, whatever that is, but more importantly I guess I just think aesthetically and such I play Zelda very much like an RPG which like an extremely deliberate kind of slow pace to everything. It took me like 3 weeks to beat Ocarina or something just playing bits at a time questing basically like it was FF.

Like I look forward to Persona and Zelda for being similar kinds of games... IDK maybe Nintendo is just really unique I think it possibly is often misinterpreted..
KH is an Action RPG. The key difference between KH and most Zelda titles is leveling up. I consider that to be the key element to defining something as an RPG. Or more specifically, that the key means of advancing through the game is leveling up (if the game has leveling up for minor unimportant benefits then it just has RPG elements). Leveling up is a specific reference (if you go back to the original RPG video games) to D&D, which is how the name RPG came to be associated with the genre. Primary means of advancement in Zelda is getting better at control (action) and getting new items (adventure). You can kill as many enemies as you want and Link won't start hitting them any harder.
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