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661  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Best **Badass** Moments in games on: July 18, 2013, 07:10:11 AM
The fight against Wyzen in Asura's Wrath is pretty freaking awesome!
Asura's Wrath is just one extended Badass Moment. Hell in the DLC Asura fights a guy who throws freaking galaxies at him.
662  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 18, 2013, 07:06:56 AM
God dang it.

I know what's going to happen.

Exact same thing like in the Last of Us thread.  Everyone will (and has, it seems) see Pacific Rim and because of school I won't till it's already off the "hot/cool" list. D:
Then I'll waltz into this thread all PUMPED and jazzed and no one to talk to but a lone tumbleweed as it blows by.
Pacific Rim is basically now my favorite movie I have ever seen, so I will gladly gush about it whenever you get around to seeing it.....assuming I remember to keep checking the movie thread. Speaking of Pacific Rim, going to see it a second time this weekend probably. First time I have seen a movie twice in theaters since......Pocahontas?
663  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Listen to his story again... on: July 17, 2013, 06:42:41 AM
But in this case I was actually referring to the relationship between VII/X that was elaborated on in X-2 that some people vehemently deny despite it actually being confirmed;
That is: X and VII take place on the same world.

.....Wait what? Could you elaborate on that spoiler block because I don't remember anything to that effect (probably wasn't paying attention).
664  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" on: July 17, 2013, 06:32:18 AM
Just when you guys decided you've had enough of Disgaea...



.....Seeing the list of NIS games really makes me question why I keep buying them since the only one that I really  really liked is Disgaea and after that a lot of the novelty really wore off. I guess brand loyalty or something?
665  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 16, 2013, 06:51:49 AM
Just saw Pacific Rim last night. Oh my god, I cannot recall grinning so much during a movie ever before. The action scenes were amazing. I loved the score. And I really think that the reviews that bashed the story and characters. Characters might not have been deep, but they were likable and being deep isn't necessary for characters to be enjoyable. Basically the same for the story.

It's a sad day when total shit like Grown Ups 2 has a bigger weekend than a bad ass movie like Pacific Rim. I know it's not for everyone, but COME ON. People friggin' suck.

PR spoiler/question:
Anyone else have a total geekgasm when Mako busted out the giant sword? My son and I were loving that.
People at my theater actually clapped right after that scene.
666  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 14, 2013, 07:52:07 AM
Playing Mugen Souls now. Slightly better than I was expecting I guess. I mean I am actually getting some laughs out of it. I dunno.
667  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: XBOX: A New Generation Revealed, May 21st on: July 13, 2013, 06:51:26 AM
You unplug it and it stays on and at that point you just leave the house 'cause y'all KNOW that thing's haunted.

Come home from school, talk to your kids, little Jimmy's all like, "MOMMY MOMMY THE MAN IN THE XBOX TOLD ME TO BURN THE NEIGHBORS' HOUSE DOWN."

Press the DISC DRIVE button. The USB ports start spewin' out BLOOD.

No it isn't possessed if it shows any of those symptoms, you see in truth they gave the XBONE an onboard power source so that you can keep gaming even when the power is out! And so that the secret satellite data uplink can't be interrupted mid transfer.

Jimmy telling you that the man in the XBONE told him to burn the neighbor's house down just means that he pwned a 30 year old on LIVE who took it badly.

The blood just means you chose poorly when deciding where to hide the body.  >.>
668  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Square-Enix hits a new low on: July 13, 2013, 06:40:45 AM

Eh they might be responsible for it, but it isn't that shocking. I'd rank that maybe as a 3 on my "WTF Japan" scale. It is just a swimsuit pack, fairly standard in Japanese games for better or worse. Although I did enjoy how towards the end of trailer when going through the cards(?) the scrolling immediately reversed course once it came across a non-swimsuit image. In my mind the person at the controls was screaming out "Crap that one isn't a swimsuit! Reverse course! Find something jiggly!"
669  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 12, 2013, 06:53:04 AM
So a few years ago, my wife and I watched the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime in it's entirety. I didn't know any details of the source manga (I never do), so I had no original material to compare it to. Anyway, we enjoyed it. Solid series. Absolutely hated the ending, though.

So now we are watching Brotherhood, which I understand follows the manga much more closely. Now we are going to be starting part/chapter 4 (of 5 total).
Whoa. Wayyyy better, IMO. Better story and art/animation. I can do without so much of the goofy slapstick stuff being peppered throughout, but I guess that's also part of adhering to the original manga. So yeah, the plot is way better. Much more political and intriguing in nature than some of the sappier plot lines from the original anime. Lots of good twists and WTF moments. It kinda feels like the pacing is a bit more scattered, but perhaps that's due to a compression of the manga. I can't believe how some of the most interesting and important characters in Brotherhood were left out of the first anime....
I don't want to get into any specifics, cuz I don't wanna spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it. Let's just say, I think it's a vast improvement. Two thumbs up, n' all that.
To be fair, the original anime was being aired in the middle of manga run, so a lot of the most awesome parts of the manga had yet to be written yet. So that is why it went off in a completely different. Hell if I remember correctly the manga didn't actually wrap up until the month(?) before Brotherhood finished. It was very close and I remember wondering whether Brotherhood would actually manage to have the same ending as the manga or not when it was originally airing. As for pacing, yeah that is because they compress certain parts more than others, especially at the beginning of the series. I don't think they cut anything other than a couple of one shot stories from the beginning of the series (train story and mine town story in the first anime were originally from the manga).

Anyways my opinion is that Brotherhood is a superior version. Biggest complaint I have is that the Homunculus from the first anime just don't fit with the rest of the series as they are mystical rather than pseudo-scientific.

Also there is the whole WW2 thing in the first anime. Wtf.
670  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 10, 2013, 07:20:57 AM
Beat the Last Story yesterday. Overall the game was good, but several portions of it suffered with fights that really really exposed the flaws in the battle system. To the point where I spent three hours dying on one optional encounter. And several other hours just cursing at stupid stuff like my character attacking when I was trying to walk around something or the fact that late game fights suddenly depend on reflecting attacks when you could completely ignore it before. >.>
671  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" on: July 10, 2013, 07:14:41 AM
Crazy limited edition.

Am I the only one getting burned out on Disgaea?  I used to enjoy the series, but now I just look at it and think, wow another game for my backlog.  They just take too long and they're all kind of the same...might just pas on this one.
I admit to being in a similar situation. I haven't even played Disgaea 4 yet because the series doen't interest me that yet.....yet I still manage to be interested enough to get all the special editions. x_x
672  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 08, 2013, 06:55:46 AM
Not sure why they're saying "long awaited sequel". I doubt Persona 5 will be a sequel to any game in the series.

Final Fantasy games are still referred to as 'sequels' and they have far less to do with each other than the Persona games do.

Plus there is a good chance imo that Persona 5 will continue or at least touch upon plot elements introduced in Persona 4 Arena.
673  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: July 06, 2013, 08:03:00 AM
They're also not usually all that good for how much time is put into them. Mind you it's not as bad as a machine translation or something, but it seems like most amateur translators have a great grasp of Japanese > English translation, but not so much a grasp on English grammar.
Well the thing about the Tales of Vesperia fan translation is.....apparently the 360 English files are on the disk, so they just have to translate the new content (or at least I recall hearing that a year or two ago). Further they are apparently checking over their translations like three times.....hence why it is taking forever as the initial translation has been done for like a year or two now. Honestly at this point I would be perfectly fine if they didn't do so much check over because I just want to play the game at this point. x_x
674  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 05, 2013, 08:33:32 AM
So finished Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 yesterday. I'm really glad I finally got that game knocked off my backlog so I don't have to dread it anymore. I have two thoughts about the game now though.

1. Dear god the Conquest Ending gives you complete tone whiplash. I....what? I don't understand how that ending was greenlit for this game. It feels so out of place and requires so much grinding so I don't think this is supposed to be the "bad" end. So I just don't get what its purpose is supposed to be.

2. I don't get whether this is supposed to be in the same continuity as the original. There certainly are some parts which seem to indicate it is such as it being mentioned that Arfoire threatened Planetune in the past. But Neptune meeting IF and Compa is completely different.....and the CPU candidates come completely out of nowhere. At least I know that Victory takes place in a different dimension. On a related note, the CPUs are basically already sisters, so what the heck is up with the CPU candidates in the first place? Where did they come from? What makes them "sisters" more than the other CPUs? Arggh I'm wasting too many brain cells trying to make a stupid game make sense. I just need to move on.

I guess next I'll be grinding in Cross Edge to try and get the platinum because I just checked my save from....whenever and I'm close enough that I might as well. Not sure what I'll get to after that.
675  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: July 05, 2013, 08:10:12 AM
^Fans are still waiting for Vesperia? Like, for real?

Edit: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will have Dual Audio -- All Games Beta

I personally am not......okay yes I am. I'm just not waiting on an official release, that was just me joking. I've got a Japanese copy and a CFW PS3 and I am just waiting on the fan translation patch.....which is taking freaking forever. >.>
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