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181  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
182  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.
183  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.
184  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.
185  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.
186  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.
:(


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)
187  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.
188  Media / Game Journals / 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.
189  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.
190  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.
191  Media / Game Journals / 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.
192  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.
193  Media / Game Journals / 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.
194  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)?
195  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.
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