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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 30, 2014, 11:00:53 AM
It will also come to PSN, so you can play both on either steam or PSN.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 30, 2014, 10:17:40 AM
Serious question: Which version should I get? PSN or PC? I have a Vita right now so I can buy it off PSN and enjoy it portably. But playing it on 1080p is enticing to me as well. Appreciated the feedback! :)

The PSP version of the game looks kind of blurry. The graphics are a vast improvement. Both versions have the same content so it's really up to you. The PC ver also runs at 60fps while on PSP/Vita it's 30 not that it matters a lot in a game like this but still it's nice.

It comes down to portability vs non portability. If that's a factor for you.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: July 29, 2014, 12:24:28 PM
Love Joss Whedon's work. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Avengers were very entertaining.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 29, 2014, 08:14:43 AM
Yeah xD That can work too.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 29, 2014, 06:17:05 AM
Purists in general can be annoying as fuck.

On the topic of physical/digital. Ofc  I'd rather have a physical release however.. I'm not going to skip on a game I want to play. It's just a goddamn pretty plastic box(yes it's nice to have but cmon, not to mention that this game already has an english retail release(The point still stands for the upcoming SC)). If it's such a necessity, import a japanese version of the game in question.

I play videogames, I don't play pretty plastic box.

And the longevity excuse doesn't work here. They have a GOG  version which you can slap onto a thumbstick and keep forever and ever. If you have issues with paranoia, put it on multiple thumbsticks and computers and hard drives. Besides I highly doubt Steam will just vaporize out of nowhere, it seems like a business that will last for decades. Physical copies can also be lost, stolen or degraded with time.

6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 28, 2014, 06:45:47 PM
I had been playing DDS in 1-2 hour sessions every other day but finally today it grabbed me. Played for almost 7 hours, currently 18 hours in and I'm just about to leave the 2nd base after having done the ship dungeon.

The story/characters are picking up and that's what grabbed me. The battle system is still a lot of fun. Basically I love everything about it now except for the dungeons.. Half of the dungeons at least have been pretty lukewarm for me(the environments are generally a bit too repetitive but I guess that's to be expected from a dungeon crawler), I especially don't like when they take longer than 3 hours to complete.

Like the first 2 dungeons were good and then Solid's Fortess&Coordinate 136((I liked the puzzles and the theme here but damn, 5 hours in the same place can be a bit exhausting) were a bit meh, the ship was fun enough though.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 22, 2014, 07:09:49 AM
The characters really come alive as the story goes on.

Great :P
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 22, 2014, 07:03:58 AM
9 hours into Digital Devil Saga.
This game has an awesome atmosphere and a great soundtrack. At first I wasn't enjoying the mantra progression system because it felt too loose and "overwhelming" but once money restrictions started happening I found it easier to handle and a bit more focused, it also helps that I was able to ascertain what skills I was going to be needing the most by actually fighting.

Story is intriguing enough. The characters haven't captivated me yet, they feel pretty robotic so far but their aesthetic meshes really well with the feel of the game, I like them but they are a bit weird.

I'm currently going back to my base after
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Sera was kidnapped by the Solids
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 22, 2014, 06:59:08 AM
Jeez you guys have experienced some bizarre incidents.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 15, 2014, 05:48:07 PM
My boyfriend watching one of the Pokemon movies and I spent half of it trying to pinpoint where I heard one of the voices from.


It was Junpei's from Persona 3. I can sleep now.

Rest in Piece my dear Goosey.
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It's a joke, it's lame but it was funny in my head
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 15, 2014, 05:18:35 PM
Holidays. Watching a lot of anime, dicking on the internet and playing games. Good stuff.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 15, 2014, 05:17:51 PM
Played through Mega Man 2. Thought it was quite a bit more easy than Mega Man Powered Up. Great game though, much better levels.

Starting up Digital Devil Saga soon.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 02, 2014, 08:51:43 PM
How's NIER, anyway? Looks interesting to me, and I've heard some people say it plays really poorly, but the reviews here made it sound like it plays fine, it's just nothing particularly original or mindblowing?

Did I mention that I made a Japanese XBox Live account for the hell of it, and got the name BearishPilot69 assigned to me? Yeeeeah.

It's nothing particularly mindblowing or original, it's not a bad game by any means from a gameplay standpoint, the combat is perfectly functional and it's generally fun if a little repetitive at times, the boss fights are excellent though. However where it lacks in gameplay originality it makes up for it in using the video game medium to tell it's story. Not to mention witty dialogue, likable, nuanced characters, great story and terrific music.
The RPGFan review(Kyle's) is pretty accurate imo.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 02, 2014, 08:21:26 AM
Well I actually enjoy the gameplay in Drakengard 3 more than Nier. When the multiple weapons start kicking in, the combat gets more varied by being able to switch between them on the fly and do cool combos. Dice my advice would be do not waste too much money on upgrading weapons because you'll want that money to buy weapons instead in order to unlock branch D.

Read the novellas on each character on the game's website, unfortunately the game doesn't make some of the intoners justice as far as characterization goes, they are short stories and very fun to read. Maybe read them as you go, as you meet the characters. Like read the intoner and the corresponding disciple of each chapter. Avoid Mikhail and One's until you finish Branch A.

And furthermore you are not really replaying the game after Branch A, the levels are recycled yes but they have different enemies and all new dialogue and story situations. Much more so than Ending B in Nier, no repeated story content whatsoever, furthermore they are only about 1-3 hours each, Branch B C and D that is.

I finished it yesterday, thought it was a pretty worthwhile game to play even if only for the characters, story, music and boss fights. It's not as good as Nier but it's very different too and it has a lot of unique and interesting qualities, immediate problems aside.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 30, 2014, 07:18:15 AM
Got through Ace Attorney Investigations 2 since the fan translation was recently released fully. At first I was thinking this game was a bit overhyped until I got through case 5 and my mind was shattered to pieces. It has that edge that the best Ace Attorney games have with the intricate story and unforeseen twists It picks up right after Investigations 1 which is incidentally one of my least favourite games in the series.

Now I'm playing Drakengard 3 and loving every minute of it. Got the first ending and the plot is just getting started. The characters are insane and the dialogue is wacky and funny. Love the characters, they really nailed that aspect. Played for 10 hours yesterday :P. Finals are done after all. The gameplay is surprisingly fun, even with all the technical jankyness it's not as unplayable as some people made it out to be. It's actually perfectly functional and I'm having so much fun with it that I'm willing to forgive it's shortcomings. it feels like a PS2 Action RPG and in a good way, the combat is actually somewhat satisfying and with the weapon switching on the fly you can make some great combos. The worst aspect would be the camera and not actually the framerate cuz although it dips more than your usual game, it's not a roadblock by any means. The dragon sections are super fun as well and help bring some more variety to the table. The few platforming sections that this game has are fun and not frustrating at all. It's a flawed game but it's one of those games that grabbed me and I am having a great time with it.
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