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76  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: [Kickstarter] Celestian Tales: Old North (JRPG) on: March 09, 2014, 07:46:54 AM
I really like this project on a conceptual level. I like having multiple main characters. I like having the game spread 30 years. I like the idea of shaping the world through choices. I'm unsure however whether I actually think this team can pull off a quality game with those aspects. Probably will back eventually, but I don't when I'll get around to it or how much I'll be in for.
77  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: March 09, 2014, 07:30:17 AM
Ok so Marvel is obsessed with Avengers and The 'BIG' characters. Fair enough but keep it fresh and expand the universe. Im anxiously awaiting Days of Future Past but I want to see a Silver Surfer origins movie. Am I alone here? Maybe the FF reboot will remedy this:/
It isn't so much that Marvel is obsessed with the 'BIG' characters, at least when it comes to X-Men, FF, and Spiderman. Those three are licensed out to 20th Century Fox, and they have to keep making new movies focused on those properties every so many years or they'll lose the license. Frankly it is entirely possible that a Silver Surfer movie wouldn't meet the license requirements. Heck their license might not even extend to a Silver Surfer origin movie.
78  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 08, 2014, 07:59:53 AM
Hello, my brave fellow warriors!

I've been grinding away at my jobs/exp so that the chapter 4 bosses would be easy. Went to beat them last night and got my behind handed to me. Funny thing was, I was on normal difficulty, not even hard, lol... Ah well.

If you guys are saying chapter 5 is long, I'm a bit worried then. Might just power through. I really hate to drop the difficulty to easy or miss any asterisk opportunities since I have almost all of them... I feel like I'm cheating if I drop encounter rate or difficulty rate, but when the bosses spam attacks that drop 2500+ hp to the party w/ailments then not sure what to do.

Are there any "must" abilities/equipment I can adapt to my characters so that bosses don't dropkick my team in one round?

Yeah....grinding in chapter 4 is kind of pointless (if you can avoid it) as you can get one round random encounters with 500+ JP (999 with growth egg) in chapter 5. We need to get you up to Chapter 5 as soon as possible. So at this point the questions become, what level are you and which boss is giving you trouble? The advice for what to do depends on which boss is giving you trouble (as I recall there are 5 bosses with additionally two optional ones and one sidequest that has 7 bosses).
79  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 07, 2014, 06:45:23 AM
So been playing Danganronpa. Beat it a couple nights ago. I was accidently spoiled on the identity of the mastermind the night before that, but I was okay with that since it would have taken me a while to figure out what the heck I was supposed to be looking for in the endless debate sequence where you identify the mastermind. Knowing the identity it wasn't too hard to see the chain of reasoning that would lead to the conclusion, but I know I just would have mentally skipped over that character when trying to figure it out if I didn't know their identity ahead of time. Currently working on platinumming the game by first completing school reports then on to everything else that needs to be done!
80  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: March 07, 2014, 06:41:05 AM
Chapter 5 is killing me. Up until it started I was all like: "This is one of the best games I've played in years!" My opinion on it is continually worsening each time I play now. Why does this chapter even exist? Waste of space.
Don't worry, everything will get fixed in chapter.....ummm something. If you really aren't enjoying it, just beat up the story bosses and ignore the side quests and you should get through the chapter really fast.
81  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 05, 2014, 06:45:15 AM
So Monday's issue of Jump, totally called the identity of the Toy Soldier!
82  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: March 05, 2014, 06:42:46 AM
And speaking of which....

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/04/translator-alexander-o-smith-joins-unsung-story-development-team/

Makes me wonder what they were really going for with those stretch goals.
Because they thought they would millions of dollars because their idea was so awesome and therefore the early stretch goals didn't really matter?
83  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 03, 2014, 06:39:38 AM
Currently playing Danganronpa. Enjoying it a lot. I'm currently in the trial for chapter 2. I'm annoyed that I fell for the trap though...

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And by fell for the trap, I mean the crossdresser. Prior to that reveal, he was the character I was pairing the main character with in my mind....I suppose that doesn't really matter at this point. But why did they have to make the trap so adorable? If there is anything that I have learned from this game it is that the attractive people die first, which means my new pairing for the main character is Sakura!.....and that probably means she is going to get killed next chapter. Damn.
84  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 02, 2014, 06:57:45 AM
Beat Witcher 1 last night. I'm really not sure what to say about it (so this will be probably be a bit rambly). I mean I did start to enjoy the game more towards the end, and for a bit I couldn't really figure out what had changed. Then I think I realized what was different, I started to enjoy it more once I said f normal gameplay, I am sick of this game time to use the save editor more actively. At which point, I started to just add whatever items I needed to my inventory if they would be tedious to grind for resulting in less time wasted in both junk mobs and just walking back and forth. Really the enemy encounters were weird, it basically constantly switched between either five minutes of walking with no encounters (at which point I wanted something to happen), enemy encounters where five enemies would suddenly pop out of the ground at different times with no explanation dragging the fight on since I couldn't effectively use the group style as new ones were popping up as old ones dies (and this of course normally happened when I was trying to zone), and areas where you can't go five feet without five enemies attacking (where I would constantly wish for no encounters). So they basically they completely missed the mark with encounter rate balancing. Combat wasn't bad, but I wasn't impressed with it either (side note: found the Witcher stances to look horrid). The storyline was....alright. I can't really think of any major complaints. I find it weird when that most descriptions of the game refer to the game's gray morality, as I really didn't really find there to be many shades of gray. For most instances, there is a right and wrong choice, they just aren't labeling the choices as good or evil. However the game treats the good choices as being right and the evil choices as being wrong. The only exception being who you side with, in which case both sides are wrong and you just have to make a choice between two evil options. Changing briefly to the Romance Cards, I sort of like the concept, but it plays out awkwardly and I don't think it can ever work. They do drop it in Witcher 2 though so meh. So with characters, I thought they did a good job with allowing you to define Geralt's new personality as I thought I managed to have good selection of options. I liked most of the characters. I liked the fact that most of the characters seemed to know Geralt, but on occasion it did make me feel like I was missing something. I think that basically finishes up my brain dump on the topic.

In summation, the game was alright if you cut out the tedious crap. However considering the plot, the game's flaws, and just general feel, this really felt to me like a version of Dragon Age 2 with a lot less fun and a worse battle system (mind you I like Dragon Age 2).
85  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 27, 2014, 06:43:01 AM
*sigh* Great I missed the feminism debate for the most part? Dang it, I got a minor in sociology because I took so many classes to learn more about the various nuances of gender.

Oh well, I've been playing more of The Witcher, and I am seriously getting annoyed at this game. Oddly enough, I am noticing that a lot of the things that are bugging me about this game are things which were frequently cited as problems in Dragon Age 2 such as recycled environments, seemingly endless enemy reinforcements on occasion, and I'm sure there is more. Mind you, I had no problem with these things in DA2, so I don't know why they are bugging me in this game. Also, I am really hating travelling in this game. Really not finding anything particularly good about the game either. Oh well, I am going to finish it up and I'll give Witcher 2 a try at some point since I bought it on Steam also.

Edit: Okay this golem fight is stupid, I'm standing outside of the triangle of lightning things and I'm the one who gets shocked while the golem which is taller than me and standing inside of the triangle does not. UGH.
86  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 27, 2014, 06:18:16 AM
Konami Code (Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A) apparently works to see the Brave Second teaser.

View at your own risk (depending on how spoiler-phobic you are..and if you're just THAT curious you can't wait till the end of the game)
Do you see it automatically at the end of game?
Yes, and the option to see it again appears on the menu for the save file after beating the game also.
87  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 26, 2014, 06:21:51 AM
Still in chapter 2 of the Witcher, and this feels like a poorly designed game. There are so many (little?) things I can complain about ranging from the fact that I seem to spend more time walking between three or so places than I do doing anything interesting, to the fact that my inventory seems to fill up every twenty minutes, to the fact that I semi-regularly am unable to attack the enemy I want to attack when fighting multiple enemies. The storyline is just meh, nothing special so far. Maybe I'll find out why it is considered good sometime soon, but I'm not holding my breath.
88  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 25, 2014, 06:35:53 AM
I think I actually enjoyed Witcher 1 more than 2.

As did I, though I liked both. The combat was better in 2 (though still not great), but I much preferred the story and atmosphere of 1. As someone who hasn't read any of the books, I thought The Witcher 2 did a poor job of introducing various political elements, and didn't give much of reason for me to care what was happening outside of Geralt's story.

Chapter 2 is where the original gets really good, I wasn't all that impressed with it in Chapter 1 either.
Good to hear since I just hit Chapter 2 last night before going to bed.
89  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 24, 2014, 07:25:04 AM
Yeeaah so.  Chapter 4 (or the Fire Crystal area), and I know who "D" is.

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Alternis Dim, the Dark Knight, aka Ringabel.

WAY TO "HIDE" SPOILERS YOU SILLY JRPG.  I don't know if D's journal was a great idea, or one that helps spoil the story....  I still kinda like it (I'm not really paranoid about spoiler reveals -- I just feel like Sherlock a bit right now).

Anyone remember the movie 'Minority Report'?  Remember when Collin Ferrel's character mentioned "an orgy of evidence"?
Double posting so that giant spoiler block isn't in any attempts to quote the following.

It took you chapter 4 to figure it out? I know I had figured it out before the end of chapter 1, although I don't recall exactly when I figured it out.

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Because I was laughing about how the game was keeping Artemis and Ringabel separate when your ship's magic crystal was destroyed. I'm not sure if you have figured how D's journal exists yet so I'll keep my mouth shut on that. Actually thinking about it, I might have figured out Ringabel's identity when I read through the journal due to there being multiple pictures of Artemis in it....either that or Artemis being the only enemy with feelings for Edea.
90  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 24, 2014, 07:19:00 AM
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Chalk it up to the way the multiverse works, depending on which version you subscribe to. In your version, it works like this

                                  First Agnes appears                                        Events of the game

World 1 --------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------
World 2 --------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------
World 3 --------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------
World 4 --------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------

And so on. But what if the worlds weren't totally separate but branched after the first Agnes appeared? The multiverse theory holds that a universe only branches when choices are made differently, so it could have been like this:

                                  First Agnes appears                                        Events of the game



                                                                         __________________________|_______________________ World 2
                                                                        /
World 1 --------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------
                                                                        \__________________________|_______________________World 3
                                                                                        \__________|_______________________World 4

And so on. By this theory the line of events in each world falls perfectly into place. Some may have branched before, and those ended up not being warned by Agnes and so were the first to be destroyed. Airy saved the worlds that WERE warned for last. It just so happens that the party's counterparts in the last few worlds were also dead (Meaning no more vestals to awaken the crystals) so Airy took her chances on Tiz's party despite the fact that they may have figured her out, because the alternative was to kill them and wait another few thousand years for the arising of a new vestal, which she obviously was unwilling to do.

I saw the rise of the crystal orthodoxy as just another political movement by man.
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That doesn't make any sense given what we have seen. That would mean it is a splintering timeline and not a multi-world multiverse. If that was the case then there is no point in what Airy is doing because if she just splits the barrier in one world and then waits a few millennium then the natural splintering of the world will multiply her single world into thousands if not millions of worlds. So her work was completely pointless as it would have naturally occurred.
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