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General Discussions / Re: Today's News
« on: November 20, 2016, 03:01:42 AM »
Not to be a nitpicker, but could we tone down the swearing a bit? We can talk about the election results, but make sure we keep it civil.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« on: November 17, 2016, 05:17:46 PM »
^^ Now that I think about it, Matt Mercer has been very, very quiet about his role as Yusuke. Basically all of the other VAs have been really upbeat and excited, but I haven't even seen Matt mention it once.

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I'm all over that poster. I love it.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 16, 2016, 06:02:41 PM »
I like to plan my teams ahead of time. To be fair, I only go by looks and typing. One thing I try to do is coordinate a team which doesn't share a typing, or if it does one has it as a secondary typing - so in this case, Decidueye and Palossand will share ghost. I like to experiment as well, but generally I'll take a peak at the roster beforehand and make some decisions.

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So why is Alolan Vulpix/Ninetails exclusive to Sun in this case? Ahh well, better pester a friend...

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This is what I like to hear. I've heard lots of people found it buggy, but I'm also wondering if it's just spoilt fanboys who think FFXV isn't a true FF game...

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General Discussions / Re: Today's News
« on: November 10, 2016, 03:35:56 PM »
Then I definitely owe an apology for misunderstanding, because we shouldn't be lumping everyone together. I guess I'm just trying to distance myself from the discussion and failing to do so. Politics makes me feel very uncomfortable because it causes so much friction unnecessarily. I'm also a little more naive because a) I'm British and B) I don't like getting involved.

There are still good things out there, though :)

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General Discussions / Re: Today's News
« on: November 10, 2016, 01:59:46 PM »
Is anyone saying that here? If I'm misunderstanding, sorry.

Unfortunately, politics is something that everyone has an opinion on and everyone likes to have their two cents.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread
« on: October 31, 2016, 06:33:42 PM »
It's a thematic trailer. The trailer is meant to convey the themes of the game, and it does juuuust enough of that to wet your appetite. It's an excellent trailer I think.

You know, everything I've seen about FFXV gets me excited, but everything I've played puts me off.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 29, 2016, 02:58:11 AM »
I personally don't play Tales games for their stories (does anyone?)

Abyss?

Abyss does have the best story in the series, but I'd say the series as a whole doesn't draw me in with their narratives. Abyss is the only exception.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016)
« on: October 27, 2016, 12:07:02 PM »
Grass starter is still the best starter.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 25, 2016, 05:21:35 PM »
I just really didn't click with the cast of Graces at all. The story was overly saccharin sweet for me too. The gameplay is pretty darn amazing, but I strangely prefer the TP system that most of the series has adopted.

I definitely wouldn't call the rest of the series amazing. Tales of... games are definitely not games you want to play for story. They're gameplay/character games, and even then most of the characters are pretty tropey. I'm in the huge minority when I say Xillia is my favourite. Abyss and Vesperia are the best two overall in terms of fan favourites, characters, story etc., and the rest are down to personal preference. I've got a soft spot for Phantasia, but the GBA port is awful. Destiny is the only other one people rave about, but sadly I've not played it since it's never been release in Europe, and it's stupidly expensive now.

Anyway, gonna be a little thread relative. I'm working on a review for Exist Archive for the site at the moment, and I'm finding it extremely grind heavy. Otherwise it's pretty good so far. I won't give too much away, I'll save that for the finished article. Other than that, I've been sucked into FFXIV by my partner, and I'm having a blast, although I'm every Tank's nightmare in the form of a Ninja.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 25, 2016, 04:07:30 PM »
Currently, I am shocked at the comically sparse story of Final Fantasy III.  I literally just flew an airship into a bolder, blew up both the bolder and the ship, and there wasn't even a scene.  My lead character just picked himself up off the ground and kept going.  When I got to the town, Cid said "Oh, you probably need another airship, I guess, lol"

It's amazing.  Going in, I completely forgot this was an NES game, originally.  Was not prepared for this kind of storytelling.


Also, continuing to play Tales of Graces f with the wife.  Much further into the game now than I had ever gotten before.  One of my favorite moments came when, after I had been referring to Peaches as "Butts" for the last 5 hours of gameplay, I get a skit where Sophie says "Peaches look familiar...... oh, they look like little butts!"
That's good writing.

Graces is my least favourite Tales of... game, but it's got some of the best skits in the entire series.

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Haha, we're not digging at you :)

Try living on an island surrounded by an ocean that's basically segregated itself from the rest of the mainland.

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Alana, you and I need to appear on a podcast together so people can hear the difference between a British and an Australian accent!

Yes!

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Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« on: October 19, 2016, 06:55:26 PM »
I'm playing SH:C now and it is SO much better than the first SH. The battles are so much faster and more engaging - it's fantastic.

That said, there's some really bizarre dialogue and events in this one that just doesn't match the first game or the setting at all. It's really off-putting.

Well, then wait until you check out the wacky-zany, crazy-go-nuts adventures of the wily crew of Shadow Hearts: From the New World!

SHIII is so unbelievably goofy it might as well be from a different series. But as has been mentioned, the battle system is still excellent.

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