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46  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 10, 2015, 06:58:16 AM
Beat Dragon Age Inquisition: Trespasser last night. OMG!!! That was an incredible DLC. So much freaking lore packed into it and an absolutely perfect ending! Looking forward to Dragon Age 4!
47  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 09, 2015, 04:59:02 AM
Woke up early and am starting to play Dragon Age Inquisition: Intruder before work in the hopes of finishing before going to work. Probably going to fail. Really wish this thing had finished downloading yesterday. >.>
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake (updates in the 1st post) on: September 07, 2015, 07:31:46 AM
i just perused gamefaqs and there seems to be a huge debate on how the combat should be. wich camp is gonna be pissed off more if they dont get thier way? i have a feeling the people that want it to have arpg combat are a vocal minority that arent true fans.
"True fans?" I can see that this topic is going to be heated...not that I expected anything different. I suspect that the people who want ATB are the ones who would be more pissed off if they don't get their way, but for better or for worse it isn't going to be ATB. The battle system is going to be revamped. I don't know if it is going to qualify as ARPG, but it will be different.

Incidentally, I am sticking with my prediction that no one is going to be happy with this remake.
49  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 06, 2015, 07:12:38 AM
Beat Danganronpa Another Episode yesterday. Very satisfying game. It went very dark in some place, but it was still enjoyable. Now to wrap up the platinum and return to Rune Factory 4.

I do have to wonder, is anyone else playing Danganronpa Another Episode? Haven't seen anyone else discussing it here.

I haven't played BoF3, but Teepo is the onion-thing and Milla is the bunnygirl, right?
They are talking about Tales of Xillia. The onion thing in BoF3 is Peco and character who I assume you are referring to when you say bunnygirl is Momo. There is a Teepo in BoF3, but that is not who they are talking about.
50  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 05, 2015, 06:59:40 AM
Just beat chapter 3 of Danganronpa Another Episode. JESUS! I am in shock that they went there. O.o I really don't know what you can say about a backstory like that. I have to wonder if boss 3 has the most disturbing backstory or if they are somehow going to ratchet it up somehow for bosses 4 and 5...
51  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 04, 2015, 06:31:03 AM
Started playing Danganronpa Another Episode last night. Beat the first boss and...dear lord this game is dark. O.o The main antagonists in this game are touching upon subjects which most games do not touch upon. I don't know the backstories on three of them, but I expect all of them to just make me go O.O when I figure out where their hatred of adults comes from.
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 03, 2015, 07:00:27 AM
New unpopular opinion: Disgaea sucks! Discuss.
Eh I liked Disgaea 1, but the whole game type has just gotten old to me. I don't know if I'd say it is bad, but I have no interest in playing any more games that grindy. >.>
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 01, 2015, 07:09:50 AM
Except the XL can't fit in any of my pockets, and my pants are pretty loose fitting. :( That's why I wanted the the smaller version. I wasn't gonna use those lame-ass faceplates, nor do I care for special editions...I just need my portable system to be portable...

Argh...oh well, something else to add to my list of "stuff to save up for that I will probably won't need by the time I can afford it"...
O.o How small are your pockets? I could probably fit 2 XLs in my pocket and still have some space left over. I admit I have large pockets, but still.
54  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 31, 2015, 06:31:55 AM
Knights in the Knightmare was a euroshmup.
I am not familiar with that term. O.o
55  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 30, 2015, 06:55:32 AM
I have Knights in the Nightmare backlogged.  I'm kinda dreading it now.

Speaking personally, I hate that game. I feel like there are probably people out there who love the game, but I hated the battle system. So dread seems like a correct feeling imo.
56  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 30, 2015, 06:51:01 AM
By comparison, I did start watching FMA: Brotherhood as well.  Hmm
Huh, for some reason I was thinking you had already watched Brotherhood. Must be getting you mixed up with someone else earlier in the thread.

- An obvious issue HAS to be stated is that it's hard to watch the first batch of episodes, mainly of course, because it's just a retread of the old series before they split apart.  What's worse is I feel the '09 version is *conscious* of this and rushed certain parts assuming its audience was in the know so it can look weird to maybe even new people entering the series at this point. This was really a no-win scenario though.
- I prefer the overall tone of the old series.  I feel like anime exaggerations are like the Japanese version of a US laugh track, in that they're meant to emphasize something that just isn't that funny to make it at least LOOK funnier, and they do it a lot (used sparingly I find it way better anyways).  Ed is especially made fun a lot more for his height more and tends to 'flip out' over things.  

Yeah the rush through of the story at the beginning is certainly one of the weaknesses of Brotherhood. As you say there really was no way to win. Although I really hate that they cut out the mining town story because that (and the train story) was in the manga, and the mining town story does impact stuff later in the story slightly (unlike the train story). However they do have a funny recap of it later so *shrug*.

As for the reaction shots, those will go down as the series goes on. Part of it is because the manga has significantly less later in the series (if I recall correctly), and part of it is that the earlier episodes tend to condense several chapters but include all the reaction shots from those chapters. So the comedy was better dispersed in the manga than in Brotherhood...actually now that I think about it they may have added/extended some in Brotherhood to save on their animation budget. Checking that scene in the manga, the chibi reaction shot was a single panel (and a thin one at that) between the slap and before the explanation of why he was slapped.

Part of me now wants to complain about the Father Cornello fight because the whole berserker thing in Brotherhood makes absolutely no sense as presented.
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: August 30, 2015, 06:21:43 AM
Hey everyone! Did you want the Limited Edition Pre-order?
Well too fucking late, it's already sold out!

I REALLY hope they restock this or someone else gets it too.  It's a pretty damn fine bundle for the price.
Are you sure it is sold out? It was just announced about 12 hours ago, so they may not know their stock numbers yet and the page is a placeholder. Is there anyone who actually saw it live on Amazon?

Edit: Okay checked Gamefaqs and people there say they preordered it...fudge. I do not want to have to ebay my game of the year. God damn scalpers. Time to start praying that Gamestop gets it so I can preorder picking up a copy in store. Ugh I feel dirty for wanting to use Gamestop. x_x
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which "Tales of" games have you played more than once? on: August 28, 2015, 03:48:45 AM
Tales of Phantasia
Tales of Symphonia
Tales of Xillia

I might have done Tales of Eternia twice as well, but I can't recall for sure. Beaten every U.S. release at least once except for Hearts and Vesperia (both of which I won and will get around to some day).
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 25, 2015, 06:43:25 AM
O_o I thought Xenoblade X's release date had been confirmed to be Dec. 4th a while ago?
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 24, 2015, 07:01:44 AM
Wait, did you design the art for the cards as well?
I wish I could draw that well. I just gave "direction" (I guess) for the art, some more than others. The longest I gave was Genealogist of War where I gave three or four book titles to reference every RPG I could think of with a generational system.
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