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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Mana series retrospective. on: October 19, 2014, 12:28:06 AM
You know, I was thinking of making a thread about the Mana series.

Except I was gonna call it: "Final Fantasy Adventure: The Only Good Mana Game?"

I need to try Legend of Mana first before I do that, though I've not heard good things...

I might be in the minority but I loved its short story approach as opposed to the long form novel approach of most JRPG stories.

I say give it a try.

Also, kudos to the OP for a nice thread!
2  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: October 19, 2014, 12:24:50 AM
Holy shit this has been a great run of episodes.

I thought Flatline looked terrible from last week's preview and it might be my favourite episode of the new season.

I can't believe how good this season, and Capaldi, are.
3  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood) on: October 19, 2014, 12:23:33 AM
No no 1000 times no.  Exactly like I said with 47 Ronin and Keanu Reeves (or like how that shitty Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow ruined all you need is kill) attaching an A lister usually ends up warping brilliant source material to suit the actor, instead of finding an actor to suit the role. No good.

I agree that they should have used someone other than Tom Cruise, but Edge of Tomorrow was a surprisingly good adaptation overall.

As for GITS, I can't stand Scarlett, so I'm not particularly enthused about this. Though I don't like Tom Cruise either and I liked Edge of Tomorrow.
4  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: October 08, 2014, 02:14:04 PM
I really, really don't get the outcry over the science of KRM.

So people have a problem with this episode - but not with the Tardis dragging the Earth back into its place in the solar system with absolutely no damage to anyone or anything on the planet?

People are ridonkulous sometimes.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PS1 RPG Games on: October 08, 2014, 02:11:45 PM
People are going to make fun of me - but I've never been able to get into Vagrant Story.

I keep hearing how awesome the story is (and miraculously never had it spoiled), but I can't get past the awful combat/inventory.

6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 03, 2014, 12:00:37 AM
Also, I would highly recommend getting your mitts on a Classic Controller for XBC, if only for the sake of having better control over the camera. Otherwise, if you've ever played even one JRPG, you should be able to grasp how to handle the controller and the general scheme of things.

He's right.

It's like night and day playing Wii remote vs classic controller.

7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The one (rather popular) RPG series i havent tried.... on: October 02, 2014, 11:56:03 PM
I actually think the first disc of Xeno 2 is pretty good. It's relatively short and painless.

It's just the second disc where it becomes a slog.
8  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 02, 2014, 11:54:36 PM
I watched Terror in Resonance this week.

I enjoyed it quite a bit, though it wasn't quite as politically charged as I was expecting.

Not a bad or good thing, just unexpected.
9  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: October 02, 2014, 11:53:16 PM
Wow, you are sure forgiving of this season. I thought this past episode was pretty weak. I'm really getting tired of how the current Doctor is written. He's far too mean, and apparently clueless about humans, despite interacting with them for many many years. What's the deal with calling Pink a P.E. teacher over and over again? Why is this not explained? And why is he so anti-soldier?

I like how Capaldi's doctor is written - it's actually a nice change from the last two.

It's funny, I don't remember people complaining about Eccleston's doctor being too grumpy.

I will grant that last week's episode sucked - and sucked hard.

I don't get the anti-soldier thing either, given his past with UNIT, but many people suspect it's due to the Time War.

That said, the buzz on the coming episode is positive all around. I've read a few spoiler-free reviews and they've all been universally positive.

Lots of people saying this might be even better than Listen (which I thought was only soso, so we'll see).

I hope you guys like
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10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 30, 2014, 10:10:10 PM
Just another reason to avoid it.

I would expect next gen style price gouging hikes.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: September 30, 2014, 09:15:25 PM
When are you guys talking about Natural Doctrine?
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 30, 2014, 08:48:26 PM
Just got out of the abortion clinic in South Park
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 24, 2014, 11:39:22 PM
Remember when we talked about how much Amazon.ca sucks balls?

Delivery estimate: Nov. 18 2014 - Dec 17 2014

I'm hoping this is a joke and I'll get it in 4-8 days as the shipping option I chose.

Good luck with that.
My cough will not go away to the point that I am starting to wonder if I have this stupid respiratory virus that's going around.

Or TB.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 24, 2014, 11:37:58 PM
I have absolutely no problem with waiting to see the game until it's ready.

They changed directors during FF12 and plenty of people liked that game just fine.

It isn't necessarily a disaster and the fact that it's changing because Nomura wants to focus on something else, rather than burnout indicates it's at least being done for the right reasons.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 22, 2014, 05:08:47 PM
Rise of Mana trailer for Vita

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLZWYsmoRhQ
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