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31  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 27, 2014, 08:17:24 AM
...and yet we play and enjoy tons of JRPGs with protagonists who are even more stupid and gullible.  None take us to BoobieLand, though (perhaps a Compile Heart game though.)  In an early translation of Pinocchio (the one I have as my Kindle freebie), Toyland (aka Pleasure Island) is mistranslated as BoobieLand since.  Now I'm curious if the Italian words for toy and booby are similar. 
I can not think of a single RPG with a character so stupid or gullible to believe in a field of miracles that you can plant gold in to get a gold tree, AFTER being tricked by the same two people multiple times before.....okay I admit JRPG heroes due tend to trust people who betrayed them, but not for something that stupid.

As for the translation, The original Italian was Paese dei Balocchi. Google translate gives toys for Balocchi. Looking for the Italian version of 'booby' gives me tonto or sciocco, so I think the translator for that edition you have just took some liberties with their translation.
32  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 26, 2014, 08:07:31 AM

In the Carlo Collodi novel, you do find out what happens to Lampwick/Lucignolo.  In the movie, the donkey crates are marked either for the salt mines or the circus, but their fates are more varied in the book.  And, obviously, Disney took a bunch of creative liberties with the story.  It's been a while since I read it, so I'll need to read it again.
I don't know how you can read it multiple times. I read the Wikipedia summary every so often when the topic of Pinocchio comes up, and I cannot imagine reading a book with the protagonist that stupid. Plus the book just sounds unpleasant all around. I mean some of those old fairy tales have something of a dark humor to them when viewed from a modern perspective (like Snow White or Cinderella), but I just don't see it with Pinocchio.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Obligatory 2014 Thread: Your Year on: December 25, 2014, 08:15:57 AM
Oh lord this has been an insanely good year for me in video games. Towards the end of the year I was having a new game that I was looking forward to coming out almost as soon as I finished up the last game I was looking forward to. I went through so many games that I can't even remember what all I have played. Some honorable mentions that I can remember playing this year Dangan Ronpa 2 (actually did 1 come out this year also? I don't remember), Stein;s Gate, Conception II (I still crack up over the fact that we got this game), Muramasa the Demon Blade, Ys: Memories of Celcata, Tales of Xillia 2, Dragon Age Inquisition Virtue's Last Reward, and Hyrule Warriors.

Game of the Year Overall: Kingdom Hearts 2.5. Still playing through the BBS portion of the game, but my gosh if you put the two best Kingdom Hearts together in one package, it is easily going to beat everything else. The gameplay is great in 2 and BBS. I find the story in BBS to be amazing (although it does have a couple of hiccups, really feels like there should have been one more world with Terra flirting with darkness before Radiant Gardens). The only faults I can really find in these games are the Luxord data battle (which is bs) and the ice cream mini game.....although I have yet to get to the BBS optional bosses, so soon I'll find out if any of those are as bs as Luxord.

Game of the Year for 2014: Ar nosurge. Yeah I'm cheating since KH2.5 did come out this year, but I don't care. This game does some really interesting things with its storyline that easily put it in the top games of the year for me on its own. Throw in some amazing music (love Hodra Heteromycin, and have about half of the songs on my playlist) and the glorious return of diving, and it is easily my favorite game of the year. I won't deny that it has some issues like combat that is too easy or some aspects of the narrative that make me more than a little uncomfortable (and not for good reasons), but I still love the game and will buy the Vita port if it ever gets localized.

Biggest Disappointment: Witcher 2, I know it didn't come out this year, but I believe I did start playing it this year, and it has managed to secure a spot in my "started but never completed list" which probably consists of somewhere around 5 games atm (actually took an entry of that list with Last Rebellion this year, that would be the most disappointing game, but I knew what I was getting into there). The series is hyped so much. I found 1 to be a meh game, but wow 2 was amazing in terms of how little I cared about anything going on. I got to the first town, and I think I was talking to some sorcesses about a kraken or something. I just could not find any fucks to give about the characters, the world, or the people. So I quit the game and moved on. I'm sure I'll return someday, but I'm not in any rush.

3) Xenoblade Chronicles, I REALLLLLY tried folks.  I wanted to love this game so badly.  And yes, maybe I am too stuck on my desire to play RPGs that unfold in the most linear fashion possible (I want to play a book, really). But Jesus Christ being given a hundred sidequests within the first few hours of gameplay is asinine and completely overwhelming.

Honorable Mention: the original .hack series (what a waste... especially when you consider how interesting the idea is and how great of an anime Sign was), Legend of Mana (I hated this game so much I sold it within hours of opening it for the first time. and I bought it c. 2002)
I have to begin shunning you now, twice over in fact since you threw in the original .hack as a runner up. :p
34  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 24, 2014, 07:42:16 AM
Had a weird realization about World Trigger when reading Monday's chapter. The series is a weird mixture of a battle series with a "professional video game" sports series. I mean there is no real video game counterpoint to what they are doing, but roles that everyone fits into are kind of like a class sytem. I mean what really made me realize this was that they are currently in a tournament arc and in this week's chapter one of the character's makes a comment about Takoma-2 choosing a specific map, which immediately sent my brain to selecting a map in a video game. It is kind of an interesting combination.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 23, 2014, 07:09:05 AM
Killed 11 dragons now and still no trophy... seriously Bioware fix this shit.
I guess your 11th was the bugged one so try a different one?

How do you get specializations for party members? some of mine have them and some don't

also, can you respec party members
Once you have Skyhold just go out adventuring with them to give them their spec. It might require changing zones with them in the party.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 1 and 2 finally coming to psn + Suikoden discussion. on: December 22, 2014, 07:02:59 AM
a massive plushie



oh lawdy, you card.

And out of all of the characters he could choose, he chose freaking Chiepoo (sp). The most annoying character in the entire series (waiting for some one to bring up something worse than him that I forgot). Really, if you are going to steal someone's skeleton to use in taxidermy, the least you can do is make them into something not as horrible as Chiepoo.
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 22, 2014, 06:53:24 AM
I'm so over the glitched trophies this is getting ridiculous. Not only did my killing all 10 dragons trophy not pop, but my trophy for getting 10 agents hasn't popped and I have about 15. This is getting so dumb.

IF you didn't get the 10 dragons trophy, you'll need to reload a save game before your last dragon kill and kill it again. You should get the trophy then.

I will do that after I beat the game. My last save before I killed all the dragons was 50 hours of gameplay ago...
You don't have to keep playing on the save once you rekill the dragon. Just kill the dragon and reload your most recent (non-auto) save afterwards.
38  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Dragon Warriors on: December 20, 2014, 07:42:42 AM
I really want to like this game, but I can't find myself getting excited by the cast. >.> Sadly I can't think of any better cast choices. I guess I am just going to have to take Nera, Bianca, and Terry and hope that they can carry the game for me or something.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 20, 2014, 07:33:52 AM
I'm so over the glitched trophies this is getting ridiculous. Not only did my killing all 10 dragons trophy not pop, but my trophy for getting 10 agents hasn't popped and I have about 15. This is getting so dumb.
Weird, I didn't have any issues with the agents one. No idea on any fixes for that one.
40  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 19, 2014, 07:00:43 AM
Beat Kingdom Hearts 2 Final mix last night. Also started going through the post-game content. Just have S ranking all the gummi routes (mostly need the EX routes which I haven't really bothered with yet) and 12 of the data battles left to go. And then it is on to Birth By Sleep!

Dragon Age Inquisition - Yeah, I think the series isn't for me anymore. I could list all things I thought were poorly done or implemented but then I'd be a negative nanny haha. At least DAO will always be there to replay.

A few spoilery comments:
The best thing in the whole game was letting that twit Hawke die (and save Loghain once more). So good, though he/she probably didn't die. It was also a nice touch to hear again from Morrigan and even the Warden (which hopefully will never show up in future games so Bioware won't have the chance to ruin the character.)

Bah, Hawke is a badass and you should feel guilty for potentially killing him off. :p
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 19, 2014, 06:55:04 AM
where the fuck am I supposed to find ferelden locks?

and can you have more than one romance at a time?
Random drop from human enemies in the Hitherlands as I recall (which can run out). Just don't worry about them, requisition quests are endless so you aren't missing anything by leaving it unfinished.

And no. Once you lock a romance you can't get past the "locking" point in any other romance. It is possible to flirt with multiple characters, and I believe even complete multiple romance arcs in a single playthrough by breaking up with multiple characters after their locking point, but the characters will hear that you are with someone else and not want to go to the next stage if you try and do a second one after "locking" a first.
42  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: JAST USA Licenses Steins;Gate Visual Novel in N. America on: December 17, 2014, 06:36:53 AM
So apparently this will be getting a PS3 and Vita release in North America.  Pretty cool, we don't get a lot of pure VNs on consoles here.

Edit: Europe too, it looks like.
Are there any additions in the console versions? I'd like to pick it up to support more VNs getting localized, but I'd hate to buy the exact same thing again. >.>
43  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 15, 2014, 06:46:15 AM
So I got to the scene between Roxas and Axel after the Station of the Heart battle (which feels new to me although I do recall one of Roxas's lines....maybe it was expanded for Final Mix?). Oh god the feels. If you'll excuse me, I need to go cry for a week as I beat up every remaining enemy using Roxas's keyblade while in final form.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 14, 2014, 07:04:36 AM
Went through Emprise du Lion and finished off the last three dragons (making 10/10) and did not get the trophy for slaying all ten dragons because it is apparently glitched on every system. One of the dragons doesn't raise the counter so it says I've only killed 9 for the trophy, but my journal says I killed all ten. Come on Bioware...
If you have a save that is prior to killing any dragon load it up and kill a dragon again and the trophy should pop. Apparently the description is wrong and it is kill 10 dragons across playthroughs and not in a single playthrough.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: December 13, 2014, 07:36:09 AM
Damn game has completely locked up my PS3 twice now. I hate having to turn it off without shutting it down properly. Plus, it did it last night right in the middle of saving, so hopefully I didn't lose much progress.
I chose to align with the mages over the Templars. I'm a mage, so of course I did! Cassandra seems pissed, though.
Time to get back to side quests.
Yeah had that happen to me a few times while I was playing on PS3. The few times it crashed while I was saving, it turned out fine, but it was annoying when I had several in a single day.

And you chose poorly. :p You should have gone with the Templars because their leader (post recruitment quest), Ser Barris, is a complete bad ass, which is much better than Fiona the stupid who you sadly never get the opportunity to judge for her part in causing the deaths of thousands of mages.

later you find out hawke had nothing to fear from cassandra. cassandra wanted the hero of ferelden or hawke to lead the inquisition its why she was looking for hawke. and i'm sorry i cant hand wave dissapearing when the world is in danger. the hero of ferelden has a much better excuse for being no where near this game. given what the antagonist can do to wardens.
Hawke was investigating the red lyrium that the Templars were using before anyone else even knows that the Templars were taking the stuff. He just went off the radar so that the Red Templars wouldn't find him (at least in the DA2 Templar ending, don't know what he says if you side with the Mages).Hawke was investigating what he thought was the most significant threat relative to the Mage-Templar war (Templars going crazy and gaining god like powers), and then he gets called in by Varric when Varric thinks that the Inquisition needs Hawke's help.
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