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361  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which game brings you back? on: August 01, 2013, 05:26:08 PM
Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy Tactics, Donkey Kong Country 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Mega Man X.  I could play those games forever and ever.  I might be able to say the same about Persona 4 - I played it for the first time in January, almost immediately replayed it in February into March, and I kinda want to play it again.  Holding out until I buy a Vita, though. 

I was only touching Rpg's with my earlier answer... DKC 1-3 and Mega Man X 1-3 also hold some of the finest nostalgic value of all for me as well! Fine tastes you've got good sir :)
Aw, thanks!  I went with X1 and DKC2 because, well, X1 was my first SNES game (I could only afford one, so I went with Mega Man and had my MIND.BLOWN.) and because of DKC2's tone.  DKC2 has better stages and music than DKC1, and has an overarching darkness about it that makes you feel surprising dread, especially considering that it's a platformer.  I really enjoy X2, X3, DKC1, and DKC3, but it's the first MMX and second DKC that I will always want to replay.  TLDR DK is better than Mario. 
362  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which game brings you back? on: August 01, 2013, 04:48:56 PM
Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy Tactics, Donkey Kong Country 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Mega Man X.  I could play those games forever and ever.  I might be able to say the same about Persona 4 - I played it for the first time in January, almost immediately replayed it in February into March, and I kinda want to play it again.  Holding out until I buy a Vita, though. 
363  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Breath of Fire 6 announced on: August 01, 2013, 07:40:56 AM
Well, Breath of Fire isn't my favorite series, but there is almost nothing positive to take from this.  Capcom doesn't think the Breath of Fire can be a profitable game on console or handheld, so they're going the budget/mobile route.  Huge disappointment.  
364  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The favorite sidequests thread on: August 01, 2013, 07:37:47 AM
The Opera/Ashton decision is brutal.  Nowadays I tend to go more for Opera because I play as Rena, and she gets Dias, but man. Ashton.

Serious props to Tri-Ace for making both such likeable, good characters.
I'm with you.  It sucks that they made two of the best five characters mutually exclusive.  Way tougher than any of the personnel decisions in the first Star Ocean. 
365  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 01, 2013, 12:44:32 AM
Some of my friends got Torchlight II in the Steam Summer sale, so I started a new Engineer to play with them.  I've still only beaten the game with three classes, so I also rolled a new Outlander to try and get the Classist achievement. 

...That was about a week ago.  Right now the Engineer is at level 19, working on a support build centering on cannons, bots, and Force Field.  Really bare-bones.  Not sure what to do with my last 30 or so theoretical skill points.  I did some research before rolling the Outlander, and worked out a hybrid Glaive Throw build that has a little more survivability than the fastest-killing ones.  Focusing on skills that don't depend on %DPS (mostly Glaive Throw and Cursed Daggers) along with Stone Pact and some summons.  Awesome fun so far.  I have 10-15 theoretical points left over, which I'll use to pump up a few skills that I have penciled in at 5/15. 
366  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The favorite sidequests thread on: July 30, 2013, 12:31:37 AM
I loved the Tavern Quests in Final Fantasy Tactics. Sometimes they'd come back after finding a lost civilization or something that referenced some of the other FF titles.

That and I loved sending out characters that I recruited and named after my friends haha.

This is the way.

I got a good feeling!

Edit: Notify is not the Reply button which is not the Edit button. :doh:
I got a good feeling! Thanks to Monsoon.

Whaa? Thanks to me?
367  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 29, 2013, 12:48:52 AM
Stamina is almost worthless in FF VI.  It affects how much HP you gain under Regen status and how much health you lose under Poison status.  Might be a few other things as well, but basically it's not worth it at all.  Basically everyone should focus on either Strength or Magic until you hit certain break points.  And remember: Sabin's Blitz attacks use the Magic stat! 

Oh, and I played a bunch of Donkey Kong Country returns this weekend.  Currently early in the Volcano, zone 8.  I am DEFINITELY not going back to collect all the puzzle pieces and KONG letters.  I'd go crazy. 
368  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 28, 2013, 05:23:01 PM
FFVI. Vanish/X-Zone....done:P
Only for the SNES/PSX version.  They fixed that (and the magic block glitch, and the sketch glitch, and psycho Cyan, and Windgod Gau) for the GBA version.  Not sure which one Dice is playing. 
369  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: July 28, 2013, 11:17:53 AM
I'll echo pretty much everyone else's thoughts here.  You can easily beat FF VI without doing any specific Esper leveling.  Just play it how you want to play it. 
370  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: July 27, 2013, 07:27:18 PM
More modern?  Maybe... Dragon Quest VIII?  Tales of Vesperia?  Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne?
10+ years does not equal modern....heh heh.
Only true for Nocturne!  Vesperia was five years ago and DQ VIII was eight years ago.  And if you go by the Western release of Nocturne, it's only been eight years.  And come on.  You suggested Breath of Fire III. 

I'd take part in OR co-write a Pokemon Red/Blue quiz.  Happily. 
371  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: July 27, 2013, 06:36:57 PM
More modern?  Maybe... Dragon Quest VIII?  Tales of Vesperia?  Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne?
372  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: July 27, 2013, 04:47:23 PM
Do we have any ideas about the next quiz's subject yet?
373  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: DIVEKICK on: July 27, 2013, 01:27:38 PM
In the kumites that followed the tournament, a few of the non-Yume Japanese players won only about 50% of their games against American players (Die-chan was one of them, don't remember the others).  The best Kanji player I know won against Die-chan's Mitsuru.  But you're both right - the American P4A scene is pretty strong, except against Yume.  No Orgia? No problem.
374  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: DIVEKICK on: July 27, 2013, 12:31:58 PM
I can't get over that Gen play.  Tricky, mistake-free, and still some stylish shit like hit confirm super into ultra.  Like every other match!  It's too bad that Xian says he's retiring his Gen for Ultra. 

But even scarier than Xian; did anyone see the P4A top 8?  Yume's Aigis was terrifying!!! Way better than that of Xie.  The American players did better than I thought, but holy shit Yume. 
375  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: The comic books thread. What's your fave? Marvel? DC? Top Cow? on: July 25, 2013, 10:53:59 PM
I'm more of a DC fan than a Marvel fan, and that's 95% because DC's 90s cartoons (Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Justice League, Batman Beyond, Static Shock) were way better than anything Marvel produced.  The only current DC books I follow are Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, and recently Superman Unchained, but all of those are excellent and I recommend them wholeheartedly.  DC also still runs the Vertigo imprint; Vertigo is probably my favorites comics label of all time.  My favorite DC character of all time is Batman, but I also have immense appreciation for Nightwing (especially Grant Morrison and Scott Snyder's runs on him in 2009-2011), Wonder Woman (GEORGE PEREZ GREG RUCKA GAIL SIMONE!!!!!1!1!!111) and Animal Man (original Grant Morrison series and subsequent Vertigo comics).  

My favorite Marvel books now are probably Superior Spider-Man, Wolverine & The X-Men (Logan as headmaster of a new mutant school) and All-Female X-Men (self-explanatory), but there's some good stuff going on right now.  Favorite Marvel character of all time is probably Beast.  I'd explain Superior Spider-Man to you guys, but those of you not in the know would probably flip a shit.  (major spoilers).  Seriously, I don't even want to talk about Superior Spider-Man unless you already know the twist.

In terms of stuff I collect in trades, I'm currently reading American Vampire by Scott Snyder, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan, and The Unwritten by Mike Carey.  I also recently finished Irredeemable by Mark Waid.  Those four are probably the best comics I've read in the past two years.  I'll talk about those four here, because they don't receive NEARLY as much attention as mainstream DC and Marvel stuff and I'm always eager to talk about them.  

American Vampire - with episodes set in the 1880s, 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s (I'm only at volume 3), American Vampire chronicles the lives of Pearl Jones and Skinner Sweet, two new-species vampires born in different eras of American history.  The underworld is dominated by a rule of European vampires of Dracula's ilk, while Pearl and Skinner are day-walking terrors with new powers and weaknesses, having been turned under unusual circumstances on American soil.  The old vampires view them as abominations, Skinner wants to live a hard and fast un-life, and Pearl just wants to be left alone.  American Vampire is some the best vampire fiction out there.  

The Unwritten
- Tom Taylor is the son of legendary fantasy author Winston Taylor, whose Tommy Taylor books (an obvious send-up of Harry Potter) are the most popular books in the world.  Tom Taylor has lived under his father's shadow and made a living speaking at conventions, but resents his father for his rough upbringing.  Eventually Tom and some allies unearth a literary conspiracy spanning millennia and discover that they can use the spells in the Tommy Taylor books as long as there are enough believers in the magic of fiction.  It's pretty incredible.  

Saga - this is the series that BKV allegedly wanted to make all his life, and I think it's his best work since Y: The Last Man (one of the best comic books of the past twenty years).  Set in an interstellar war between two species, one of which is technologically advanced and the other of which is shamanistic and able to wield magic powers.  Alana and Marko, soldiers from opposite sides, fall in love and try to raise the first known inter-species child ever conceived.  Saga is an excellent space opera that I implore you check out.  

Irredeemable - what if Superman totally snapped?  Legendary writer Mark Waid (author of Tower of Babel, Kingdom Come, and some groundbreaking material for Flash and Daredevil, among others) creates a rich universe of unique superheroes, with the all-powerful Plutonian front and center.  Plutonian is similar to Superman, with senses capable of detecting any sight or sound on earth and a myriad of incredible, nigh-invincible powers.  "Tony" grows sick of all the criticism, ridicule, and opposition that superheroes receive, so he loses his goddamn mind, murders most of his former teammates and adversaries, and starts erasing entire nations.  Irredeemable is a superhero drama among superhero dramas, with superheroes, supervillains, armies, aliens, and extradimensional beings all teaming up to stop the one that used to be the greatest of them all.  I recently finished the series (which ended in early 2012) and it's amazing.  

So does any of that sound good to you?  Check them out!  The more people that read those four books, the better I feel about comics.  
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