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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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76  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: May 04, 2014, 09:04:02 AM
I once had a dream where I won the lottery and then in my extravagant behaviour, I bought a couple of plane tickets to some location and sent to the RPGFan people.. I hadnt seen how anyone looked so I had to make that up in my dream, it was quite fun.
77  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 03, 2014, 06:12:37 AM
Klyde don't perish.

Anyway, another day of tomfoolery. YAY!
78  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 02, 2014, 08:50:46 PM
Klyde becomes  a millionaire from the lawsuit and spends his life living in the shadows avoiding the public eye. We never hear from him again, maybe he died a tragic death, maybe he is still out there lurking in the shadows.. We would never know.
79  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 02, 2014, 08:37:34 PM
...did you drag a console around with you or something?  I don't get it...if we were talking about portable games I could understand, maybe...

Laptop PC emulation and yes I did bring my ps2 aswell. We always rented a house for 2 weeks, so it was really not that hard, I always brought my gaming stuff in my school backpack but it never involved carrying shit around like a madman. We would go the rented house by car and unpack and that's it.

Also "foreign countries" were always Spain XD
80  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 02, 2014, 06:23:20 PM
That picture makes me so happy because I can definitely relate. During my early teens whenever we went on holiday trips to foreign countries, I would mostly spend those holidays playing either FF7,8,9 or BoF 3,4. Good times
81  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New "FROM SOFTWARE" and "SONY JAPAN" game for ps4 on: May 02, 2014, 05:56:33 PM
Project Beast is such a fitting name. THESE GAMES FUCKING BEASTS
82  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New "FROM SOFTWARE" and "SONY JAPAN" game for ps4 on: May 02, 2014, 04:49:32 PM
As a new Souls fan, this makes me extremely hyped. EXCITEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED
83  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 02, 2014, 10:57:19 AM
84  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 02, 2014, 10:54:41 AM
Nier
10 hours in, 41% sidequests done(I decided to do them all because of the dog sidequest.). Going to the desert now..
The lighthouse sidequest made me tear up.. This game is something special.
85  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 02, 2014, 07:29:04 AM
Sorry to hear about that Klyde :(
Happy that everything turned out rather ok in the end.

Im officially on "vacation" mode.. atleast for 3 more days until I dive into stress study mode. A friend of mine is lending me his 3ds xl so I can play AA5.. Im playing Nier almost all day. Good times. Suffering will begin again though, it's just the calm before the storm.
86  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: May 02, 2014, 04:56:02 AM
Man it seems like everyone on this forum has one major button they don't like being pushed. Except me, because I'm awesome like that ;)

Are you sure you don't have one :P?
One day it will surface.
87  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: May 01, 2014, 09:25:03 PM
They froze her in space BECAUSE she was so powerful.

Hardly evidence to support that they didn't know what they were dealing with.

I'll discuss it with you in PM if you want (though not tonight, must sleep) , I think we derailed this thread enough.

Meh, it's a pointless cause, I havent played the game in years. I'll gladly reignite this issue when I get around to replaying it. I might even make a thread related to the entirety of the FF8 storyline. It was fun though :P
88  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: May 01, 2014, 09:14:52 PM
I think it was part of the plan for Squall to charge at them. I remember something about them being insurance should Irvine fail his shot.

Also I don't think Martine could have misunderstood how powerful a Sorceress really is. Galbadia knew first hand how powerful she was, because they had already fought a war with Adel. The Sorceress War.

She only led her army, she probably didn't get her hands dirty with peasant wars.
Also remember the way they disposed of her, they froze her in space through a wacky Laguna plan, they never actually fought her.
89  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: May 01, 2014, 07:21:55 PM
Well yeah. I guess Rinoa's father was just not aware of how powerful the Sorceress actually was, were it any other kind of human threat, the plan was actually not that bad, (It's why I used they, as in everyone involved in the plan), it's typical for the military types on fantasy works to always underestimate the supernatural and magical beings of their world, conjure that with a young rash team of mercenaries and BOOM.
Don't forget that after Irvine's failure, Squall still decided to charge ahead  against Seifer and Edea on his own(though he didn't have any other choice either I suppose, I don't remember if he was supposed to go on his own, correct me if Im wrong, either way the above explanation still works.), that's where the overconfidence and rashness plays in. It's fitting of the Leonheart name.
Lion, pride, whatever.
90  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: May 01, 2014, 05:32:01 PM
Just because the game said why he does it, doesn't make what he does any less stupid. If shit's hitting the fan, then the first thing he should've been worried about was getting the fuck out of Garden. Especially if Galbadia has intercontinental ballistic missiles at their disposal and are in the midst of political upheaval/a coup (the ramifications of this are a whole 'nother social/political wall'o'text rigmarole I don't want to get into, especially since the game never did). Trying to make nice to an up and coming Sorceress by splitting the school in half was the worst possible thing he could've done at that point (good thing the school was also built upon mysterious ancient Centra ruins that not even Cid or NORG knew the purpose or functions of).

Also the gates came down first. That was the way the plan was intended to operate from the start (sure Quitis almost fucked that up by feeling bad about hurting Rinoa's feelings when she called her out on her bullshit, but fortunately she managed to find that secret tunnel leading directly to their designated assassination station, and all without having to be seen to boot).

You are forgetting the fact that he left his village originally to make riches and his garden is basically his fortune and position of power, he wanted to have everything and it ended up costing both his life and his fortune/power. It's a typical tale of a greedy bastard. Don't see anything offensive or flawed about that, might be a little cliché but the fact that it's cliché doesn't impact the quality of the narrative, if anything it's less original than it could have been.
"NORG is a wealthy Shumi, but unlike his humble, good-natured race, NORG is proud, selfish, and cowardly."
"NORG left Shumi Village to pursue a life of riches. It is unclear whether NORG was banished from the village, or if he left on his own accord. NORG came to possess a large fortune, and it was his meeting with Cid Kramer that led to the Garden's establishment; at the time, Cid was seeking financial assistance, and NORG was interested and ended up pouring in his fortune to fund the project. To cover the Garden's expenses, NORG came up with the idea of hiring the SeeD out as mercenaries."

So yeah, anything else :P?

Hmm yeah I rewatched the scene, I guess you are right, the gates did come down first(I do apologize for the misinformation in this regard, it's been a while since I last played the game too). (1-1 I guess XD)
Their plan was clearly flawed, they are still young and inexperienced mercenaries(they had little field experience after graduating but they were also Balamb's most elite squad) and they were way too rash in their approach, they underestimated how powerful the sorceress actually is, not only were they not expecting her to deflect the shot but they also weren't expecting to get owned instantaneously by ice lances when approaching her in close combat. It's appropriate and fitting of Squall's overconfidence and growth both as a person and as a leader. Any way you look at it, it's possible to explain contextually why things happened the way they did. It's not like failed assassination plots/strategic war failures don't exist IRL too(be it poor planning or rashness and overconfidence or even both, it's not implausible for such a thing to happen)..
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