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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: May 29, 2014, 12:19:04 PM
Ended up finishing the episode.. Loved the old timey song from Fallout, it feels rather nostalgic because it's something that resembles what my father would have on the car during summer vacations.
I'm up for some Curtain Call talk.
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: May 29, 2014, 11:19:47 AM
Damn, those Secret of Evermore and Another Day's Work Jazzy tracks were amazing!
Featuring Morphogenetic Sorrow greatly pleases me xD. I love Shinji Hosoe's work.. All the games that I played in which he was the composer I absolutely loved the soundtracks. Xenosaga episode 2(I know it gets flack but I really really like that soundtrack even outside of the cutscenes, especially the more atmospheric tunes like Omega System, Old Miltia, Labyrinthos.. They remind me of 999's approach to creating atmosphere and they really resonate with me.) and ofc 999/VLR.

Will listen to the 2nd half of the episode another day and comment more if other tracks stand out for me.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 29, 2014, 10:56:49 AM
Started playing Ys: Memories of Celceta last night. Game is nice far. I have currently mapped about 8% of the forest. If the game continues at the current rate then it seems like it will be a very quick game (which I guess would be nice since I am going to need to do a second play through on Nightmare for the platinum).
It's like 30 hours.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 29, 2014, 04:41:57 AM
Not sure when my last entry was, but I finished FFXIII-2 a few weeks ago. Started up FFXIII-Lightning Returns. I'm a little frustrated with the time constraints right now even though I'm not that far in. I realize I can't save everyone, so I'm forced to decide who's worth pursuing or pass up for the quests given. I also think I need to re-study battle mechanics again because I feel like I'm taking forever to kill a target waiting for my EP gauge to replenish. Still on the final battle of Fire Emblem: Awakening, just haven't gotten around to it.

Actually you can save everyone, the game is bullshitting you. I slept through the last 5 days because I had already done all the sidequests. Around day 5-6 you will be able to start abusing Chronostasis a lot. Don't worry about the time limit and enjoy yourself :)
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 27, 2014, 07:32:30 AM
I'm allergic to cats and my dog died a few years ago(well last year really), now my heart is ice cold.(Do not take this at face value, I like to romanticize things.)
36  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 24, 2014, 05:19:37 PM
I have come to the realization that Im a full blown anime nerd too now.. I had previously watched Death Note(number 1 anime I watched so far), Clannad, Evangelion and Madoka but it was JoJo that made me come to this conclusion.

Anyway a few weeks ago I marathoned the entirety of part 1 and 2 of JoJo in one day and now I patiently await for new episodes of Stardust Crusaders. Episode 8 that came out today was pretty good.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: May 24, 2014, 08:33:17 AM
Wow that was fast! Cool.
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Surprise! Drakengard 3 (aka; how to damn "nier" lose your shit about old title) on: May 22, 2014, 05:01:03 PM
Bullocks, I recommend Nier to everyone.

Seriously, the gameplay was not that bad.  It certainly wasn't perfect, the game was much too easy (to the point where you never even needed to use most of your abilities) and very repetitive.  But it ran fine, there was decent variety in the weapon types, and I really liked how the magic system worked (even though you didn't need to use it most of the time...).  I also appreciated the little gameplay mix-ups.  I mean, why not?

But when you add in the music and storytelling, holy shit is that an awesome package.  Of course you need to do a newgame+ to really appreciate the story and normally I would hate a game for doing that (I don't have time to replay games).  But they make it really easy to fly through your second playthrough, in fact it actually starts halfway through the game.  And when you consider what they did with the newgame+ mechanic I honestly don't know how else they could have pulled it off.  And I don't know any other game that's ever done something similar.

You're the man!
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Surprise! Drakengard 3 (aka; how to damn "nier" lose your shit about old title) on: May 22, 2014, 04:02:22 AM
Klyde play Nier and read the novellas on each character in Drakengard 3, it will give you more insight on what makes them tick. http://drakengardgame.com/

Do the latter first :P
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 21, 2014, 04:49:12 PM
Wtf lol.
Sorry to hear about the ordeal Agent.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 20, 2014, 07:12:18 AM
There was an actual Tales of Destiny 2 that WASN'T ToE, but we don't talk about that part of town.
It will be fan translated one day and the people of this earth will rejoice in jolly celebration.
While it might be a small step for the translators, it's a huge leap for mankind.

It  was foreseen in the prophecy that such was the destiny of this tales of game, it will be forever be recorded in the annals of history. Yes indeed, this legend will go down from generation to generation as a great tale of wisdom, yes my friends we are seeing history in the making. yes my friends I am making this post in a spout of insanity, yes my friends.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 19, 2014, 06:14:40 PM
Bytor, you can get Tales of Eternia on PSP from Europe for like 30 dollars. Tales of Eternia = Tales of Destiny 2
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: May 17, 2014, 09:37:21 AM
@Holykael1: For a MegaTen noob? P4 Golden is good place to start. I like P2 and 3 way more, but in terms to get introduced to the series P4 does a decent job without scaring you away.

Im not scared of old school or hard stuff though. I'm looking for the best, not the most accessible.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New "FROM SOFTWARE" and "SONY JAPAN" game for ps4 on: May 17, 2014, 07:49:01 AM
Well.. even though I would advise against it.. if you really can't progress. You can always grind in Dark Souls and since the world is very connected you can backtrack and go anywhere or try different areas pretty much from fairly early in the game.

Klyde music is a big aspect for me in video games but I actually didn't mind how they did it in Dark Souls. Having music play only in climatic moments made everything pretty memorable. With that said, it's not something I want to see in other games. I think it fits Dark Souls but I don't see it fitting many other games.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New "FROM SOFTWARE" and "SONY JAPAN" game for ps4 on: May 16, 2014, 06:18:55 AM
Tbh.. Oath in Felghana's bosses can give the Souls games a run for their money as far as difficulty goes. I didn't die as much in Ornstein and Smough as I did in the last boss of Oath in NORMAL.

The thing with Souls is that it's a much slower paced game and it's a little bit more indepth on the RPG mechanics as opposed to quick snappy actiony Oath in Felghana. The trip to the bosses is also another aspect because in Oath you can instantaneously retry the boss.
Both amazing games but with wildly different design philosophies.

Klyde, if you were bothered by the difficulty in Demons I doubt that would change for Dark... It's just something that you have to embrace when you play these games, you need to be prepared to suffer the consequences of your mistakes. A lot of it is overcoming the obstacles and fighting your own desire to give up or blame outside factors for your failures. There  is a weird exhilarating satisfaction in feeling completely hopeless and then conquering what might seem at first an insurmountable colossal task. And what's brilliant is that the very setting and plot/characters and lore of the game are directly associated with that idea of overcoming despair, it marries the atmosphere of that world with the feelings of the player, it's truly immersive.  It was seriously one of the best games I ever played.

A very effective dark fantasy setting, the game is completely silent except when music plays in key boss battles and a few other areas and it works masterfully, for example the last boss fight's music was a perfect choice for the story associated with that character, it was a simple nice touch but it was extremely powerful and executed beautifully.. It's a completely surreal world to explore and the gameplay starts being a non issue once you get used to the mechanics, the allure then becomes exploring the world and reaching the next exciting boss.

I wouldnt be afraid of screwing up the progression in Dark however, the game is super flexible and allows for all kinds of playstyles. Upgrading equipment is much more crucial than placing points on stats and it's very clear cut which stats will be better for your chosen playstyle.
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