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61  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 08, 2014, 11:56:34 PM
Minoru is definitely better than HSDK, and it seems to be gaining momentum rather than be stuck in ridiculousness like HSDK was for a few years.  Still, it had been around for 12 years and I read it for about six or seven of those dozen.  I was much more disappointed by Kuroko ending after the national tournament.  I wanted them to take on America. 
62  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 08, 2014, 05:22:52 PM
Well, Kuroko ended (with a probable sequel manga coming up soon), and HSDK ends next week.  There's also a decent chance that Naruto ends soon.  We're facing a shounen mangapocalypse, people. 
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 07, 2014, 09:28:10 PM
Well, I find Zelda's dungeons to be the most compelling part of a Zelda title, heh.  I think of each Zelda game in terms of its dungeons.  The last two in the series I played (Twilight Princess in mid-2012 and A Link Between Worlds a month ago) both had really solid dungeons, IMHO. 
64  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 07, 2014, 07:40:19 PM
Went back to my trusty PSP since the 3DS went kaput (and I barely played the thing, thanks Nintendo.) Anyway, picked up MH Freedom Unite again and have been tearing through HR8 monsters. Looking forward to Yama and Ukanlos.
I find Yama a little boring (moreso than a G-rank Lao run) but Ukanlos is a blast every time.  Whenever I go back to running monsters with old hunting buddies it's usually a lot of Rajang, Teostra, and Ukanlos.  Fatalis just isn't any fun. 
65  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 07, 2014, 05:47:52 PM
Finished the arcade stage in Persona 2: Innocent Sin.  Game is DEFINITELY getting better as I go along, but I still think that Persona fusion is too difficult. 
66  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: September 05, 2014, 10:49:47 PM
Yeah, I can believe that the pipsqueak would be the only playable one. It'd have been awkward for either Tiz or Magnolia to get the bench after being confirmed as playable for so long.

That said, perhaps the other two might tag along as temps or guests.
I'm guessing that at least one of them ends up as a new asterisk holder.  Most of those bosses are twice the size of the heroes. 
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 05, 2014, 10:44:08 PM
...not sure if this is a joke or not.  But then again I was the kid that checked to see if "gullible" was written on the ceiling. 

Playable FF Explorers?  Yes please.  I want to hear more about that thing. 
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 05, 2014, 05:21:45 PM
I did a SMRPG quiz one time, and I thought there was a 999 quiz that I was out of town for.  I want to say there was a Star Ocean 2 or Star Ocean 3 quiz?  But I don't remember.  I couldn't make that one either.
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 05, 2014, 05:03:29 PM
Is there a timetable or spreadsheet with all the quizzes and winners?  I could only remember six quizzes. 

I'd probably only observe a Suikoden _ or Fire Emblem: Awakening quiz, as I haven't played any of those.  I'd be happy to play OR host one about Persona 3, Final Fantasy IV through VI, or FF Tactics. 
70  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: September 05, 2014, 11:32:21 AM
Musketeers class that uses guns and swords, learns techniques for both. Engineer class that uses crazy technology attacks, has an A or S rank in guns. Please?
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 04, 2014, 08:44:01 PM
So is this going to happen ever again?  Over 5 months since the last post.  We gonna stop it at six quizzes (I think?)? 
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 04, 2014, 07:47:14 PM
^They have to expand in the way S.Links and the calendar system works in a significant way if they don't remove them.

The dungeon crawling aspect is the one they have more room to try new things.

God I hope so.  I can't remember the last time I played a memorable dungeon that wasn't a part of retro playing.
The last non-Zelda dungeon I remember really loving was... damn.... maybe when I played Ys Seven earlier this year?  The big water temple was pretty cool. 

And I'm sure we'll get Social Links back.  Hashino stated that fans of Persona 3 & 4 would "be comfortable" with playing 5, which *seems* like we'll be seeing the balance of social life and combat.  Would be very happy if they made dungeons more interesting than randomly-generated boxes and corridors. 
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 02, 2014, 07:25:04 AM
I saw the video for Summer Lesson and decided it wasn't for me.  Interesting technology, though.  Could be more interesting to me in other games down the line, I guess. 

Anyhow, I am 100% pumped for new Ys and new Persona, and around 70% pumped for Dragon Quest Musou and Disgaea 5.  Looking forward to hearing more at TGS.  Especially if they can give us more info on the casts of P5 and Ys (presumably?) 8. 
74  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 02, 2014, 07:19:05 AM
Yup.  One of the reasons why P4 is so much better than P3.

I'm really intrigued by what the Persona team does with a dense cityscape as opposed to a country village.  Hopefully it actually "feels" dense and crowded as you travel through it.

And... I hope that I can stay spoiler-free on this one.  I really do.  I usually don't care about being spoiled by things, but I want to play Persona 5 early on mostly in the dark.  I'd like to hear some additional news about Persona 5's basic social and combat systems, and maybe blurbs and pics of the early cast.  Like, the P5 versions of MC, Junpei/Yosuke, and Yukari/Chie.  Three characters, three Personae, and some info on basic systems.  Then I'll try to black out any other P5 info I come across. 

I don't know man, I find Persona 3 much better than Persona 4. I'd choose an apocalypse over an episode of Scooby-Doo any day.


^ this

I didn't  rally jive with p4. Shin megami tensei is sort of synonymous with the "holy shit its the end of the world!" so id rather they focus more on that and less on hike skool dating sims (though to be fair I still loved p3, but it saved itself by still being dark as shit from beginning to end)

Cross-posted from the TGS thread, where Klyde made the exact same Scooby-Doo comment:

Quote from: Monsoon
You say an episode of Scooby Doo.  I say a murder mystery that evolves into a struggle to prevent the entire world from being drowned in nihilism, using fog as a metaphor for illusion vs. truth.  Whatever.  Potayto Potahto. 
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Best First Towns in an RPG on: September 02, 2014, 07:16:57 AM
The original spelling was Narche. I would know, 3 minute google search with a dozen sources. THANKS A LOT WOOLSEY!!!
Huh, that's weird.  I did a cursory Google search as well and almost every source I found was Eald'Narche from Final Fantasy XI.  Whatever.  My bad. 
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