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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: August 26, 2014, 07:07:48 AM
You know, I really love the anime cut scene opening for this game. Especially the Jude/Milla fighting together portion and the Ludger/Julius fight afterwards. Barely made any progress last night although I have finally gotten to the core of the plot (chapter 5ish) so that is nice. But for now it is time to explore the world once more!

I see the hate for Ludger to be long lasting within the Tales communities and discussions therein for ages to come. That being said, I always tip my hat to Tales for their bold moves because they always make em work by my measure and Ludger is no exception for me.

...*Ahem*.
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Wow.....Asbel aka the character (well I guess it was a joint effort with Cheria) that completely destroyed Tales of Graces f for me in fourth, and Emil the worst main character in a Tales of game in 8th. I am in awe.
62  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 26, 2014, 06:52:07 AM
So I feel like I have to comment about how amazing this week World Trigger (the one officially released yesterday, not the one that gets leaked tomorrow) was. I really love this series. It is amazing, and the end of the war arc is finally in sight. Awesome aftermath for last week's battle, and I look forward to seeing the aftermath of the attack at the end of this chapter. Would be my chapter of the week were it not for One Piece having a great ending (and teasing that we might finally have Robin fight someone of merit).
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 26, 2014, 06:47:29 AM
Everything's Awful, But It's Not That Bad -- The Escapist

Jim got out of his character for the video of this week.

Also, Capcom Asia announced that the psychical release of biohazard HD Remaster is gonna have Japanese dub. There's also something about DLC that I can't tell what it is because the description they left on Facebook is in Chinese.

EDIT: A Letter from the CEO -- Twitch

"Today (August 25, 2014), I'm pleased to announce we've been acquired by Amazon."

Nobody expects; The Amazon Acquisition.

I'm not all that surprised. After all, Amazon can't fully turn to the dark side of corporate monopolies if Google or Facebook gobbles them up first. The Internet will probably turn into the Romance of the Three Corporate Empires at the rate its going.
....Well crap, which Kingdom am I going to be pledging my loyalty to then? I love Google and Amazon. Facebook can die in a fire.
64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Finishing What is Left Undone on: August 25, 2014, 07:06:46 AM
Good luck with that. Personally I've managed to whittle my backlog down to only about 6 games at the moment down from like 14 a year or so ago. Helps that their have been minimum releases that I was looking forward to this year.

Personally, I always complete every game, platinum the games also if they have trophies (well assuming it is an RPG....which unfortunately meant I had to platinum Dawn of the New World, ugh).
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 25, 2014, 06:54:40 AM
Seriously, it's nice to meet another fan. Didn't know you mentioned the games a few pages back, thought no one cared about the franchise anymore.
Another fan here. I love the games. Don't know if I could ever replay the original games at this point considering how....dated the gameplay is at this point, but I still love them and I love G.U. as well.
66  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: August 24, 2014, 07:37:58 AM
I really dislike Ludger's semi-muteness. When combined with the rest of the cast talking in scenes, constantly cutting to him with just a single nod ends up making me feel like Ludger is mentally handicapped, which I'm pretty sure was not the intent. Even when I hacked my save to enable the New Game+ option of Ludger's voice only marginally helps because the scene choreography is exactly the same (helps more so with skits than anything else).

Dude's probably just an outdated figurehead like the British Royal Family.
Britain would be a much more potent world power if the queen was capable of single handedly assaulting military bases. Charles would just f it up if he tried though. :p

-Speaking of cats, it feels like I'm kidnapping the entire world's cat population in the name of the Queen of Crazy Catladies. Oh well, atleast they're useful... The 60-something I have right now are starting to bring back some bigger batches of items. Nice. But uhm, it feels like there are locations missing from the list. I don't see Hamil on there anywhere... I'm a going blind, is my game doing something weird or are the people over at Namco Bandai a bunch of Hamil haters?
The cat in Hamil is on top of the tree scaffolding(can't think of a better term) in the vineyard. So the person who is a Hamil hater is you for not fully exploring Hamil!!! *disapproving glare*

On the topic of the cats. God damn cats, get me more items! I mean yes the cat guns were nice, but they don't fire cats at the enemy and you followed that up with a freaking loincloth. >.>

Edit: Great my hoard of cats just found Sasuke. Now I have to worry about him betraying them all and using magic eyeball powers on all of them. Damn cats. >.> :p
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PlayStation Now shenanigans on: August 23, 2014, 07:00:37 AM
Streaming games doesn't really bring up any new concerns for me beyond the general issues that come with all cloud based systems (i.e., everything in the cloud exists only at the whims of someone I have no control over). Just as digital downloads didn't kill off physical releases, streaming won't kill off digital releases or physical releases anytime soon. My only issue with Playstation Now is that the pricing is poorly chosen.

Watching the video you link to, that guy is freaking paranoid. I don't see the majority of his fears having a chance of occurring. Worst that I could see happening is EA releasing a single game as rent only, getting back lash, and then moving away from it.
68  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Why would I buy a ps4? on: August 23, 2014, 06:36:49 AM
At the moment the only real reason to pick the PS4 for RPGs is if you want to get the slightly better versions (when compared to the PS3 versions) of multi-platform releases such as Natural Doctrine, Dragon Age Inquisition, or Witcher 3. I believe the first PS4/XBONE generation exclusive RPG (Lords of the Fallen) is coming out soon, but I don't know if that game is going to be any good.

However eventually you are going to want to pick a PS4 up as it will inevitably be the system for RPGs as support for the PS3 generation dies out over the next few years. Some games that you'll need a PS4 or XBONE (although I don't know why you want an XBONE) to play are Final Fantasy Type-0 and Kingdom Hearts 3. More are sure to follow.
69  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: August 23, 2014, 06:23:00 AM
^ The show had some of the best adventures, and some of the most poignant television I've ever seen.  While I think, overall, Simpsons (in its first maybe 12 seasons) was stronger, comedy-wise --- I think Futurama was the much better adventure able to evoke way more imagination and feeling.

Yeah, Futurama had great adventures and was great at getting you in the feels when it wanted to. Sadly I didn't get to season 4, so while I got to rewatch the Luck of the Fryrish, I did not watch Jurassic Bark. I'll finish the original run of the series up sometime after I finish Tales of Xillia 2. And then I will come here to cry my heart out with manly tears that exist solely because I got something in my eye.
70  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: August 22, 2014, 06:16:21 AM
So I have to ask, is anyone grinding out max SP from every monster they encounter? Because I started the game last, discovered I got SP from killing set numbers of enemies and am now in the first zone completely destroying an ecosystem (the final number is freaking giant).
71  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pillars of Eternity on: August 20, 2014, 06:51:03 AM
Played the beta last night, and I discovered/remembered that I am horrible at this sort of game. I died twice while playing the game. First time was against a bunch of gangsters and the second time was a OHKO from some random monster outside of town. Game ran perfectly fine on my computer.
72  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: August 20, 2014, 06:46:14 AM
Been watching Futurama recently in order to pass time while I wait for Tales of Xillia 2 to get here. I'm surprised as to how much of the show I still remember. Just finished up the episode about Fry's nephew last night. Great episode that always gets me right in the feels.
73  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: August 19, 2014, 06:55:17 AM
God damn it Amazon, you have failed me this time by not giving me release day shipping. x_x

Side note, I saw a comment on the Gamefaqs board for the game that mentioned that apparently the game synopsis journal is dripping with Ludger's personality if you want to check that out.
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 18, 2014, 07:06:31 AM
I feel like I've done nothing in a while, mostly because I've been focusing exclusively on my backlog stuff, including manga, LN and animu stuff. Anyway, I finally cleared True Dynasty Warriors Gundam in DWG: Reborn, which had a total bs artificial difficulty spike. I had to cheese it with a max level Heero in a GM, which is sort of anticlimatic. Oh well, whatever. I have a chance to platinum the game, but I don't know anymore. It's not worth it just grinding kills, though I feel bad for not trying out some good suits like the Kshatriya. Also the upgrade system in this game.... I still don't understand it and I have 90+ hours in it. Whoever made it up deserves a colony dropped on him. It is actually worse than in DWG 3. Time to get back to playing Rorona plus.
O.o I remember the upgrade system to be fairly simple. The first plan you select gets stat boosts to any stats it shares with the second suit you select, if the second suit has been upgraded before then the first suit gets extra bonuses to every stat for every upgrade to the second suit. The component upgrades change properties of attacks such as making the beams longer, wider, etc. You can check which attacks each component effects in game on the plans screen. You can transfer components to plans when upgrading the plans. I believe the most efficient way to do that is to have a base plan with stats you like, transfer three upgrades at level one to it, transfer any additional upgrades to it at level one, then merge two plans with all their components at level two to get a plan with level three components, and then merge that with the plan with stats you like.
75  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.
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