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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 06, 2015, 06:17:40 AM
I thought the Legacy (the big ship the game takes place on) was fine.... because it was Shirley that needed to get fucking killed.  OMG was there EVER a WORSE character EVER MADE?????  My jaw dropped and I smiled when
Senel rejected her.
  An amazing and rare gaming moment if there was one.  Shirley can rot.
Well we can agree on Shirley being horrible at least. I would however put Cheria as being worse, but my hatred for her knows no ends.
62  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 05, 2015, 06:43:07 AM
Last time I played it was when it came out, so my memory is foggy.  I remember it being a pretty typical 'destroy the world' sort of ordeal, and I have no IDEA what the three main bads were up to anymore.  But I remember loving the cast working together, and enjoying the character chapters quite a lot (despite the retreaded dungeons).  It wasn't the best, but at the time I enjoyed it.  I still give it credit for having the most unique game location in the series; a grand land ship is a cool idea and I love how the 'mainland' is never actually explored at all.
Well I admit that last time I played it was around release, and I barely remember anything regarding anything because I seem to have blocked details from my mind. >.> All I really remember is that I didn't care about anything going on, I hated all the character except maybe the hammer guy and Grue(is that the vase girl's name), and I hated the fact that the whole thing took place on a single continent (which I think I wanted to see crash into the ocean's depths).
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 04, 2015, 06:14:01 AM
Legendia is great! Amazing! ...if you can get over the battle system, which is a HUGE chunk of what takes up your time... x(
THe characters are wonderful, the plot is quite decent, the character chapters are superb (but unfortunately involve revisiting EVERY SINGLE OLD DUNGEON FOR A SECOND FUCKING TIME), the music is grand (and yes, even better IN context :), and it's a pretty great installment.  I'd never want to play it again because of that battle system, but if you wanted a go with GameShark codes, then there's that. :P
Eh, personally I found the story and characters of Legendia to be.....lackluster at best. It is easily in competition for my least favorite Tales game up there with Graces f and Tales of Sumphonia 2.
64  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Code name S.T.E.A.M. for 3ds on: February 03, 2015, 06:51:43 AM
Like there's turn counts which if you compete the map within them, you get a 100 Medal bonus, but you don't get to spend your Medals anywhere in the demo.
I don't think you "spend" medals. I think you just collect them to go up in rank and then going up in rank gets you new sub-weapons. I could be wrong though.
65  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: February 03, 2015, 06:49:08 AM
Double posting, don't care. :p

So Monday's world trigger was the end to a great fight. However as wonderful as that fight was, I am 100x more stoked for the next fight because they are fighting Suzunari-1. There are two important things about Suzunari-1. First off they appear to be another branch team which is interesting since we have no knowledge of the Suzunari branch other than they have this squad (and presumably only this squad since we have not seen a Suzunari-2 squad). Secondly, and perhaps much more importantly, this squad has Murakami Ko in it.

Murakami Ko hasn't appeared too much in the series (I think he has had four appearances so far), but he is a complete and total badass from what we have seen. He appears to have soloed one Rabit by himself and successfully tanked against 3 of the advanced model Rabits. Plus he seems to dual wield a kogetsu and a raygust. Since the rank wars started, I have been looking forward to seeing him in action more than any other character introduced in the invasion arc. Interesting note is that the rest of his squad seems to be considerably less powerful, so I'm curious if they are going to go into details as to why they made a squad. Time will tell.
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGs where picking your active party was hard on: February 03, 2015, 06:40:36 AM
How about Chrono Cross?  Granted, there are times when picking and choosing is pretty easy, but there are other times when it's not. 

It bcomes a bit more fun to pick when you don't get Glen. :P
Why would you ever do that though? :p
67  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: February 02, 2015, 06:58:32 AM
You know what's worse than Gundam Build Fighters being one big Gundam model advertisement loosely disguised as an actual entertainment product: The fact that it actually makes me want to part with my money. I seriously can't even look at a promo for this show anymore...

...on the plus side, I have some models to build now...too bad I don't have any place to put them...oh God help me...
The correct solution to this problem is to buy shelves, and then build the shelves. Then you pray that the building the shelves got some of it out of your system. If not then at least you have a nice place to put your future acquisitions as well.
68  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Code name S.T.E.A.M. for 3ds on: February 02, 2015, 06:49:10 AM
I really wish I could figure out why the gameplay did nothing for me. I mean it really does have the feel of Valkyria Chronicles, which I really do love. But there is something.....missing I guess which I just can't put my finger on.
69  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Code name S.T.E.A.M. for 3ds on: January 31, 2015, 06:14:53 AM
So I checked out the demo yesterday. I am somewhat torn on this game. On one hand, the gameplay did not particularly excite me (not really sure why since it was Valkyria Chroniclesish which I love). On the other hand, oh my god the game's story is amazing and hilarious. The cut scenes have a great comic book feel to them which makes for a unique presentation. The fact that I am controlling Henry Fleming from The Red Badge of Courage, a cyborg John Henry, Tiger Lily from Peter Pan, and the Lion from the Wizard of Oz while on a mission given to me by Abraham Lincoln in his steam powered air ship is just so batshit insane that I have to see where it goes next.
70  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 30, 2015, 06:32:40 AM

Kingdom Hearts 2

As much as I enjoy the Tron world in KH2, one thing that's always bothered me about is why is it called "Space Paranoids"? What is that even supposed to mean?
Space Paranoids is the arcade game in the movie Tron that is at the very heart of the entire conflict. In it you go around shooting tanks and some other things that appear in the movie. So it is a reference that only makes sense if you remember the movie. Why it was called that in the movie? Who knows.
71  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 28, 2015, 06:31:00 AM
That's exactly how I feel right now.  How can people have such strong feelings about this character before even playing the game?  What did they even know about her?

She has breasts and, most likely, an unpenetrated vagina.

(actually, was there ever a Tales of character that was explicitly confirmed to not be a virgin?)
(Future Ludger doesn't count)
(Alvin and Malik did have prior serious relationship... best I can think of)
(Oh... Klarth according to the DeJap script isn't one... not sure about the original text though)
Well there is the scene where Raine says she won't go to visit the unicorn because she is an adult (or something to that effect).
72  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 27, 2015, 06:24:07 AM
Yeah when I was playing the Ventus storyline I had no idea what was going on with Sora and whatnot until after the final episode so going back and watching those scenes is a good idea. I probably should have watched the Re:coded scenes before asking some of these questions. Having Yen Sid tell Riku and Sora they need to complete the Mark of Mastery to combat a revived Xehanort made that 3 hours of mind numbing garbage worth it haha. I'm so glad I didn't have to play that game, it was boring for a majority of it until the end when stuff actually starting happening.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. I enjoy wracking my brain on KH lore.
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 27, 2015, 06:20:31 AM
Oh my fucking jesus a minor update worth posting in news.

TitS: SC localization.
While I am ecstatic at the news.....how long has this taken now? I know that the thing is ridiculously long, but at this point I had forgotten it even existed.....and most of the plot of the first game. x_x
74  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 25, 2015, 08:19:34 AM
Thanks for the responses guys!

I guess replaying Kingdom Hearts 2 will clear up some of this for me. I really don't remember what happened in that game much since it was what 9 years ago? lol

I was referring to Terra's armor because his lingering will latched onto it when he became Xehanort's vessel.

Did they show when Sora was born that it saved Ventus from having a breakdown? I don't remember that happening. Or maybe it was just explained in some reports I haven't gotten to yet.

Now that you mention that Kairi wasn't in Destiny Islands, I for some idiotic reason didn't really make the connection of which character was her when I was playing through Aqua's story. Makes sense now. Kudos to you!

So this might not have happened yet and could be breaching Kingdom Hearts 3 territory, but has Ventus woken up from his slumber in Castle Oblivion yet? Or will he ever? And if he does or did does it affect Sora's ability to wield the keyblade or anything? This shit is deep. I never expected after playing the first one that this series would get so in-depth.

Yeah KH2 probably would have helped a little, but oh well.

Lingering Will remains in the Keyblade Graveyard in order to endlessly mistake people for Xehanort and then kill them in cold blood.

It is literally the first or second event shown in the game (context for the scene in some of the reports) although you need to put some pieces together to understand the full implications. At the very beginning of the game, Xehanort is shown dropping Ventus off at the tilted tree on Destiny Islands, intending to let him die there. The game then switches over to Ventus's Station of the Heart where the place is crumbling as he looses himself to Vanitas (as explained by Xehanort to Terra and in some of his reports). Ventus then hears a voice that explains that it is a newly born heart that came to see him because it could tell he was in trouble (or something). The newly born heart then helps Ventus to stabilize his heart so that Vanitas can't take anything more from Ventus. Fast forward to the ending to the final episode where Sora goes to his Station of the Heart based on Riku's advice. When he talks to Ventus, Ventus comments that he knows Sora. The implication being that Sora was the newborn heart that helped Ventus back when Ventus was dying as Ventus never meets Sora in game and Ventus was dying on Sora's home world of Destiny Islands. Might be a good idea to rewatch these specific scenes in the trinity archive.

We have currently not been shown him waking up, and based off what master Eraqus said it should be impossible for anyone but Aqua (who is lost in the realm of darkness) to reach him. If I recall correctly KH3D's ending sequence implies.....something happened to him, but no real indication of what (I assume you haven't played it yet, but I can give spoilers if you want). As for will he ever awaken? Saving the BBS trio is the main goal of Sora and crew post KH2 (well at least until 3D when it becomes more of a step towards their main goal). So yes eventually he should be saved and given his birth by sleep as Ansem puts it.....no freaking clue what that means though. x_x

As for whether Ventus awaking would affect Sora's ability to wield a keyblade, probably not. Sora's keyblade came to him due to Ventus's heart (and the fact that Riku peaced out before it arrived), but Sora is the one who has been wielding it. I mean Ventus's ability was completely unrelated to when Sora reclaimed his Keyblade from Riku in Hollow Bastion as an example. When Ventus awakens, Sora may possibly lose access to his second keyblade since that is Ventus's keyblade.....but at the same time there are at least two instances where Sora/Xion/Roxas have had three keyblades out and active at the same time, so it is possible that Sora somehow has access to a third keyblade different than the one he got on Destiny Islands and Ventus's keyblade, which would allow him to dual wield still once he loses Ventus's keyblade.....no freaking clue where that one comes from though.
75  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 24, 2015, 06:13:28 AM
I heard questions about KH being asked, therefore I was summoned!

Finished everyone's story in Birth By Sleep Final Mix (including the final episode and secret episode). I have myself some questions I was hoping people could answer seeing as I'm in catch up mode for KH3 and this is the first time I've played through it. I'll use spoilers just in case. I also haven't played KH2 since it came out so I'm rusty on what happened in that game.

So, first question (or I guess remark). Sora basically got his powers from Ventus through their connection? Ventus is potentially inside of Sora somehow? Ansem (who is also DiZ from KH2) takes in Xehanort who has lost his memories? That scene we see with him talking to Aqua trapped in the darkness with her was actually in the future right? They don't explain that very well. Also, Xehanort still has control of Terra's body, so his armor is where? I forgot. I haven't played Chain of Memories yet so If I'm breaching questions they will explain let me know. I also read somewhere that Kairi is originally from Radiant Garden which was in this game, but I never saw her outside of Destiny Islands.

I'm sure I had more questions last night, but that is good for now.
If I recall correctly, in interviews and such it has been established that by having Ventus's heart inside of him, Sora gained the ability to wield the keyblade so when Riku's keyblade came to find Riku, but he wasn't there, it went Sora instead since Sora was capable (making it Sora's in the process). Fun fact, when Sora dual wields keyblades, the second one is actually Ventus's keyblade......I'm not sure what the heck is going on when Xion and Roxas both use their keyblades at the same time though (especially since I think Xion dual wields in one fight with Roxas) but that is going off on a tangent.

As for what the connection between Sora and Ventus is, Sora's heart (when he was first born) saved Ventus from a complete breakdown. Later when Ventus is having a similar problem again, Ventus's heart is able to reach out to Sora again and goes to sleep in the depths of Sora's heart in order to have a safe place while his heart recovers. So essentially Sora is a horrible monster that consumes the hearts of others to add to his own power. At the end of KH2, he has eaten the hearts of four other keyblade wielders, with only one of them managing to escape his grasp. :p

Yes Ansem takes in Terranort. It ties in with one of the Secret Reports from KH2 where Ansem mentions how he found Xehanort (Terranort) without any memories and took him in making him an apprentice.

The Aqua/Ansem scene takes place post KH2 as apparently his exploding device threw him into the World of Darkness. I thought it was clear personally as he makes broad mentions of several of KH2's events, but I guess it might be less obvious if you haven't played KH2 in a while.

Terra's armor or Xehanort's armor? I'm assuming you meant Terra's armor which is still in the Keyblade Graveyard (and is fightable as an optional boss in KH2FM). However in the off chance you meant Xehanort, Xemnas uses it in one (two?) of the many fights against him at the end of KH2.

Chain of Memories explains next to nothing regarding your questions, so no worries there.

When did you see Kairi in Destiny Islands? She doesn't move there until after Ansem is deposed. Her only appearances in BBS are in Aqua's Radiant Garden storyline. There two very important things happen. 1. Aqua casts a spell on Kairi so that if she is ever in danger, Kairi will be drawn to a strong light (which is what presumably draws Kairi to Destiny Islands/Sora when Terranort decides to basically launch her into the void for his experiments, as explained in the Ansem reports in KH1) and 2. Kairi apparently accidently makes herself a keyblade successor by touching Aqua's keyblade (which I totally missed during my playthroughs and am only aware of because I saw a mention where it was brought up in an interview in one of the ultimate works books or something). Oh I guess she also has an appearance in the ending, but she was still in Radiant Gardens in that scene (not counting post KH2 scene).

1. I don't remember this entirely accurately, but I believe it was Aqua who did that poetic ritual to give Sora the ability to wield a keyblade. Or perhaps it was Ventus and I'm misremembering. Either way, yes. Most of Sora's power comes from Ventus finding his way into Sora's Heart. That part is actually explained better in Re:Coded. 2. Yes, near the end of KH2, Ansem is banished to the realm of darkness by Xemnas. We are to assume that Ansem met Aqua there and told her of Sora's exploits (I found that scene so touching).

Unfortunately, the rest I can't answer all that accurately since I haven't played Dream Drop Distance yet.

Aqua was going to do the passing ceremony, but she noticed Riku already was given the power to wield a keyblade by Terra so she decides against it thinking that having two keyblade wielders in a friendship is what is bringing her and Terra to blows.

And yes, I find the Ansem/Aqua scene to be extremely touching as well.
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