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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: March 10, 2014, 05:17:46 PM
Guys.
Guys.
Guys.


Costume Quest 2.


You're going to Upfield?
I don't get it.
Everybody get on the hype train.  WOO WOO!
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 2014 Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight, etc. thread. What's piqued your interest? on: March 10, 2014, 05:05:49 PM
Frog Fractions 2 KS is now live

If you haven't played the original, you're welcome. A full playthrough takes maybe an hour.  It'll be the best hour of your ****ing day. 
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 08, 2014, 11:53:21 AM
I saw the word about Frog Fractions 2, so I fired up the original for the second time.  First time was around a year ago.  Still the best browser-based game of all time.  OF. ALL. TIME.

http://twinbeard.com/frog-fractions
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 2014 Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight, etc. thread. What's piqued your interest? on: March 08, 2014, 11:08:35 AM
The only 2014 KickStarter that matters.
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2014 on: March 06, 2014, 05:04:33 PM
1. Ys Seven
2. Rayman Origins
3. Assassin's Creed II
4. Dust: An Elysian Tail
5. The Walking Dead: Season One

Currently very early in Vagrant Story, midway through Mark of the Ninja, near the end of Persona 3 Portable (late November).  Don't know if that second one is going to happen at all. 
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The hardest game you ever beat. on: March 06, 2014, 11:15:43 AM
Probably Dracula X for the SNES? Don't play that, guys. It's not great and unnecessarily hard. Play Rondo of Blood or Super Castlevania IV instead.
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 04, 2014, 11:22:56 PM
Played the first hour or so of Vagrant Story today.  I'm really enjoying the super-cinematic presentation coupled with aged-poorly PSX graphics - it's funky looking, but I mostly dig it.  Still getting used to the switching in and out of normal mode and battle mode; still think combat is weird, but not bad-weird.  Need to play more to get a feel for this game. 
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 02, 2014, 12:13:11 PM
I rolled a few dice to determine which game from my backlog list I would play next; got Vagrant Story.  Let's see how this goes....
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 28, 2014, 08:40:48 PM
Mark of the Ninja is pretty good.  2D stealth is better than 3D stealth, I've discovered. 
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 27, 2014, 05:58:18 PM
I have a digital copy of TO that's been sitting around unplayed for at least four or five months.  Once I get a Vita (this fall, probably) that'll be one of the first things that breaks it in.  After Persona 4G and Ys Celceta.  

Right now I'm in the final chapter of The Walking Dead.  This one seems faster-paced and more direct than earlier chapters, so there's slightly more urgency in every scene, but... I dunno.  I miss the lost characters.  My final group is four people (including Lee) but I wish there were a few more for banter.  Still love this **** to death - it's making me re-examine Telltale's entire catalog and consider blowing money on Season 2.  
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 27, 2014, 07:26:53 AM
I ACC referring to Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, but I think my point stands - the GC's RPG selection was seriously lacking compared to that of the PS2.
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 27, 2014, 12:15:11 AM
In case I didn't make it clear, Phantasia is my favorite game in the series.  Second is Vesperia, third is either Eternia, Abyss, or Xillia.  Those are my top five.  Those five games are why I'm a Tales Of fan, pretty much (although I haven't quite finished Xillia).  Symphonia and Legendia are... okay.  They each have their strengths and weaknesses.  I liked Legendia's characters and their development in the second half of the game, but JAYZUS having to replay so many dungeons and having such unforgiving event flagging.... that's rough. 

Symphonia does a lot of things very well, but oh man is it rote.  Everything in it seemed like a recycled part from Eternia or Phantasia, and none of the characters really did it for me.  Maybe I was in a weird zeitgeist, but I always felt that it was so popular because the GameCube was starved for RPGs.  I don't even think it was the best RPG for the GameCube that came out in 2004. 

Tales of Destiny for the PS1 is my least-favorite game in the series.  The characters don't seem that bad, but the combat was so slow and the dungeon crawls so unimpressive that I couldn't even finish it.  I've heard that the PS2, PSP, and second PS2 remakes are good, but I haven't had the opportunity to play them.  All I know is the crappy PS1 game. 

Tales of Innocence.  Man.  That game sure loves item hunts.  I'll go back to that game eventually, when I have thirty hours and feel like doing random battles in soulless dungeons for hours and hours. 
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 27, 2014, 12:08:09 AM
Gat Damn, chapter 4 of Telltale's The Walking Dead.  Wow.  Hell of a setup.  I'm glad I've been spoiled in a way (I saw a few gaming news headlines when they revealed the main character of Season 2).  That spoiler is comforting.  THAT character survives to the next part. 
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 26, 2014, 09:27:12 PM
Phantasia was my first, and might still be my favorite.  Dice's commentary on it is 100% right.  Lady knows her Tales Of. 
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 26, 2014, 05:37:40 PM
I liked ToS well enough, but when am I going to want to replay it, when my backlog is already ABSURD and there are new games I want coming out every month?  I'm guessing either never or not for a few more years.  I can wait awhile to pick this up.  It will still be around. 
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