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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: Today at 08:49:05 AM
The one positive thing I will say about it is that they actually did nail Spider-Man.

He's much more tonally similar to what is portrayed in the comics as a wise-cracking smart-ass, and this was one thing that McGuire really liked.

Garfield is *way* more energetic as Spider-Man than Tobey was.
2  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: Today at 04:57:16 AM
I'm pretty shocked that the releases are SO far apart.

You would think they would release both Smashes during the summer when kids are out of school.

It doesn't really make a whole lot of sense.
3  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: Today at 03:40:43 AM
Welp. That's what they get for dumping half a dozen villains into a single movie. The law of comic book villainy conservation strikes again.

I wouldn't even say the villains are the main part of the problem. I don't actually think the villains are in it *enough* compared to the drama stuff between Gwen and Peter.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 23, 2014, 11:37:39 AM
Well *any* criticism I bring up is just jumped on as not being meaningful, no matter what it is.

I called the series generic because it *is* generic - but apparently that's "half-assed".

It appears we're only allowed to criticise non-popular franchises on the board - or Dragon Quest.
5  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 23, 2014, 11:31:28 AM
I saw Amazing Spider-Man 2 tonight. I won't post spoilers.

It felt.......disjointed. That's the best word I can think of.

There is far too much focus on the love plot between Peter and Gwen. It felt like a soap opera.

The villains felt really rushed, particularly Electro. Overall, it was disappointing - which sucks because Spider-Man is my favourite comic character.

Go see Captain America 2 instead, it's a much better movie.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 23, 2014, 11:19:41 AM
So I'm only allowed to say nice things about Tales because you say so. Got it.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 22, 2014, 09:22:17 PM
Well...what did you expect? Them to release a physical version of a game on a dead platform that you can't even buy in stores anymore and won't work with the new Vita?

A Vita version?

They can do one for Ys IV but not TiTS 2?


I don't call it Twilight.  And I don't blast it these days, I've stopped caring, it is what it is.  And when I do, I do it more for fun, and I wouldn't be pissy that fans are getting a title they want.  That's good news even when it's a title I couldn't give a shit about.

And this is the first time I've ever complained about the Tales series on the boards with any real venom. Far less than you have about DQ, so you can cut me a little slack.

And OH NO!!!  A PC RELEASE?! No one's got those!!!!  DAMN.  The fact we're getting the games makes me damn happy given the "modest" sales its apparently had (and versus the effort put in....and the fact it's on a dead and largely hacked/pirated system).  And you make it sound like Square would abandon Type-0 like they've never ported anything in their lifetime.

Not all of us want to play on PC. And I don't want to have to buy the first game over again to transfer my save data. And I don't like digital only releases.

And yeah, if Squeenix were going to port Type-0, they would have done it by now. They would have at least announced something.

And what was the last Tales game you played that didn't have a lot of substance?  What, the SNES one?

It was a PS2 Tales game, I don't remember which one. It was boring.

And man, for a guy willing to say it, the examples behind your reasoning sure are sparse.

I don't think saying "it is the most generic series out there" is particularly sparse when it covers every single aspect.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 22, 2014, 09:15:41 PM
Digital only?

>:(
9  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Akiba's Trip 2 on: April 22, 2014, 09:14:26 PM
Wouldn't the fact that there's not a ton coming out for PS4 make the ones that are coming out more valuable?

True, but it depends on exactly how sparse the releases are. There's only one JRPG coming this year for PS4, the strategy game I can't remember the name of, and I believe NISA grabbed it. So what is XSeed supposed to do? Release nothing because there's no games?

No, you go back and look at PS3 stuff that might sell and release that instead.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 22, 2014, 09:05:27 PM
I hate Dragon Quest a lot but I don't take a shit on every announcement for it.
And c'mon Twilight? Really?

Type-0 and TiTS SC are a RISK on the PSP given the extreme pirating rates, and we're actually getting the latter at some point.  For Type-0, I think as SOON as an HD/Vita version is announced we'll see that shit announced for NA/EU faster than a fat boy can run to cake and an anorexic would run to the toiler.  So, uh, calm your TiTS.

You *do* shit on DQ quite a lot.
I compared it to Twilight because they're both twee, generic and don't have a lot of substance. I think the comparison is fair.
And we're not talking about Type-0 or TiTS for PSP, we're talking about them for Vita, so the pirating thing doesn't wash. And TiTS 2 is PC only, which means console gamers don't get it. A Vita announcement - at the very least - would have been nice.
At this point, I'll just rip my Type-0 UMDs and play the fan translation.
This was the moment for Type-0, and they blew it.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 22, 2014, 08:42:04 PM
And Twilight was a romance novel so your analogy made no sense...

With vampires and werewolves.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 22, 2014, 08:29:31 PM
You think getting a series of fun games (that you are in way way obligated to purchase if you really don't want to) is "a living hell"?

Tales is the ultimate generic series. Unremarkable, generic characters with average music and an okay but sometimes frustrating battle system (same can be said about Star Ocean) tied to inconsequential plots and terrible dialogue. It's only notable cause there's barely any other JRPGs coming to consoles anymore.

And when we had a chance to get something new and different, we get another fucking generic Tales game shitting up the Vita.

It's the equivalent of giving survival horror fans nothing but Dead Space 3 or Resident Evil 6.

The Tales series is to JRPGs as Twiight is to horror movies.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 22, 2014, 08:07:12 PM
It feels so weird that we got 4 Tales games this year (Symphonia HD, Symphonia DotW HD, Xillia 2, Hearts R).

Is this like... Real life?

More like a living hell.
14  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Akiba's Trip 2 on: April 22, 2014, 08:05:25 PM
Um, Xseed is just a translator/publisher.  They go where the games are.

I don't even know what you're talking about with regards to cost...the cost of translating is not affected by the platform.  Nor does Sony charge people more to release something on PS4.

Well I meant there is a built-in market with PS3 that already exists and it's easy to bring over PS3 games from Japan right now, especially when there's not a ton coming out for PS4.
I meant it's cheaper for Atlus to stick with PS3 but it's probably easy money for XSeed. Who knows, maybe they'll throw some stuff on Vita or 3DS in the future.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 22, 2014, 08:01:50 PM
I'm personally just happy that I can finally complete the Suikoden series without forking over an arm and a leg. Unless Tierkris is canon...

It's not. It's an abortion.

Also, I can't believe we're getting another motherfucking Tales game over Type 0 or TiTs 2.

Utterly fucking ridiculous.

Tales games are to JRPGs as Twilight is to horror.
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