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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 30, 2014, 02:38:15 PM
I want to see Snowpiercer as well. RT has it at a 94% and I love sci-fi. I haven't been posting my reviews on here lately, but I watched Under the Skin last week. WATCH IT. Fantastic movie. Gave me the chills.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 28, 2014, 01:33:18 PM
Wow Persona 4 Golden really picked up finally. About 62 hours in now.

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Found out that the delivery truck guy was taking all the people and throwing them into the TV. The animated sequence with Dojima chasing him down in the car on the highway was pretty cool. His boss was really effing hard. Harder than the bosses after him for me because he takes control of your characters. Found out he was actually trying to save the people rather than murder them. That scene where Yosuke wanted to throw him in the TV in his hospital room was so tempting, but I figured it wasn't the right thing to do and sure enough a true ending guide said to not do it. I so wanted to (at the time, but I'm glad that I did not since he isn't the real killer). After doing some more talking with members about how the killer knew what we were doing at all times it seemed and could walk up to the house to deliver those letters without rousing suspicion, I kind of figured it was someone close like Adachi, but it was still surprising to find out. Really cool that they didn't just throw it at you and had you do everything yourself. I like the decision making and freedom. I just beat Adachi's boss which was much easier than I was anticipating (I'm level 72) and had to put my Vita in sleep mode during the boss right after him since I had to go to work. That was torture. I know have to wait 8 hours till I go home to finish it haha. I am really disappointed in Adachi's motivations though. Massively disappointed. Just doing it for fun, no real motivation? Kind of lame. Maybe there's more to it later, but I found that just so lame on many levels after such a huge build-up.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 25, 2014, 04:51:28 PM
Persona 4 Golden finally picked the pace back up for plot. Been enjoying it again. Just finished doing the concert in Junes, which was actually a pretty cool scene. I'm hoping the plot opens up a bit more about the killer now and stops tiptoeing around it. I feel like there was some fat that could have been trimmed. Almost up to 50 hours. Yeesh.
Concert in Junes? I really need to play Golden sometime. I have a feeling that some of the "fat" you speak of is probably stuff that was added to make Golden better. Can't really tell you whether they move on to focusing on the killer anytime soon since I have zero idea of where in the plot you are at this point.
I had not thought of that some of this stuff could have been added. I played about 40 hours of the PS2 version and seem to remember liking the pacing of that version more, but some of the stuff they have added is really nice. Mainly the quick travel features.

Last person I rescued from the TV was
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Naoto
. That was about 3-4 hours of gameplay ago I would say. I
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just got a letter in the mail saying to stop rescuing people
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: July 24, 2014, 02:43:49 PM
Not as hyped for this as I was the first one, but I will definitely be getting it. Like others said, hopefully they learned from the flaws of the first and make a really kick ass game. The potential is there.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 24, 2014, 02:41:51 PM
Persona 4 Golden finally picked the pace back up for plot. Been enjoying it again. Just finished doing the concert in Junes, which was actually a pretty cool scene. I'm hoping the plot opens up a bit more about the killer now and stops tiptoeing around it. I feel like there was some fat that could have been trimmed. Almost up to 50 hours. Yeesh.
6  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Naughty Dog's The Last of Us on: July 21, 2014, 06:31:24 PM
This game requires 50 GB to install... 50! That's the biggest I've ever seen.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/21/the-last-of-us-remastered-has-a-50gb-install-on-ps4?watch=&utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 21, 2014, 06:15:50 PM
How do you beat Persona 4 Golden in 25 hours? o.o

I was closer to 80 hours.


There's no way this was beaten on a brand new playthrough in 25 hours! haha Unless you literally were jamming the X button through all dialog and disregarding all shadows while dungeon crawling. That is beyond insane.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 21, 2014, 12:26:29 PM
40 hours into Person 4 Golden.

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Just got to the dungeon to rescue Naoto. After spending the last 5ish hours with no fighting and just dialog after they thought Mitsuo was the killer...yeah that practically killed me! I hate the pacing in this game at times. I know you can go back in and grind for some levels etc... but if I'm not progressing the story what is the point! Does anybody have a rough estimate on how much longer I have in this game (without spoilers obviously). It is starting to test my patience a bit.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: July 17, 2014, 01:16:33 PM
Different writer I believe. I love DA:O Anders!

Remember how if you were a mage in DA2 nobody really gave a crap even though mages were supposedly the antichrist in Kirkwall?

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the Templars in the last act were asking for my aid to kill every single mage in the city. (I was a mage)

Stuff like this I did not experience on my playthrough because I was a warrior, but it gives me better perspective on why some people rag on the game.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: July 16, 2014, 04:04:56 PM
I totally forgot about Meryl. She is easily the worst. Fenris at least is kind of cool and goes along with whatever you say despite his hate of mages... Meryl is just dumb. Varric and Anders were my favorite. I played Awakening right before this so I had to use Anders. I was a little disappointed in his actions at the end, but I couldn't blame him.

To be fair, there doesn't seem to be a single mage in the Dragon Age universe who doesn't resort to blood magic at the drop of a hat.  Guess the templars were actually right all along...

This is so true!
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: July 16, 2014, 10:05:28 AM
I recently was playing through Dragon Age 2 because of my low expectations, mainly because of reviews. I am really enjoying it. Except for "companion armor'. I really hope they do away with that.

As far as bows go I knew warriors and rouges could use them. Seems weird to make that a bullet point. Seems like a Madden tactic. You would think they were apart of......... EA. LOL that is a pretty good way of advertising. Perhaps they mean you can switch between the two.

Glad to see someone else is enjoying DA2 as well. I just beat it about a week ago and really liked it.

I kind of cheated today I looked up the other companions because I want to rock with another warrior lol. I can't wait to find that slave elf.

I really wanted to play it because it ties into 3 with the reoccurring characters.

Fenris was actually one of my least favorite characters because of his hate for mages. Especially towards the end of the story. I won't spoil it for you.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: July 15, 2014, 09:03:37 PM
I recently was playing through Dragon Age 2 because of my low expectations, mainly because of reviews. I am really enjoying it. Except for "companion armor'. I really hope they do away with that.

As far as bows go I knew warriors and rouges could use them. Seems weird to make that a bullet point. Seems like a Madden tactic. You would think they were apart of......... EA. LOL that is a pretty good way of advertising. Perhaps they mean you can switch between the two.

Glad to see someone else is enjoying DA2 as well. I just beat it about a week ago and really liked it.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 15, 2014, 02:25:00 PM
DRAKENGARD 3/ I can't believe I'm following through with this game considering how turned off by it I was initially. Almost at Chapter 6 and totally hooked. The gameplay really does prove addictive in spite of the repetition once you get the hang of which weapons you like to use in combo with one another. Narratively speaking, I just have never really played anything like this. The script of this game is so blatantly offensive, leaving no room for sympathy yet I've somehow ended up caring about and appreciating Zero a great deal. In a shallow sense, I've found other members of the cast to just be cool or weird enough to prove memorable. I like the way the game sort of drives home just how wicked and disgusting just about EVERYONE is! I feel like ultimately it really pokes fun at human nature in a satirical way. I'm probably reading too much into it though.

Otherwise, in my efforts to occupy my time from now til Xillia 2 and clear some "gaming Kharma" I finally arrived at a lovely foil to my action-ee time with Drakengard. This is BIG for me guys, as I never have had the patience/drive to move into post game anything really. Well its finally time to give it a go I think, as I've been CRAVING some strategy... Post game Disgaea here I come! LoL

To kick it off I re-made/re-named my team.



Please don't be offended if you are not in the list, or now a prinny.

Truly, the naming was pretty random. I already had Klyde, Tomara was obvious and then everyone else was pretty much just a matter of going down the list and re-naming. Although for some reason I felt it very fitting to make Dice the Archer and Dincrest the Monk.....

I figure I'm just gonna dibble and dabble in post game Disgaea and maybe X-Com Enemy Within until Xillia 2 comes out instead of trying to squeeze in a play-through of something else. There is certainly enough content in either to comfortably fill the void I believe.

I feel special now since I was named a character! haha

Still going through Persona 4 Golden. Just did the high school camp on the mountain. Some funny scenes for sure. I just hope something happens soon. It has been more than 2 weeks in game since anything related to the story happened.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 13, 2014, 09:39:32 PM
15 hours into Persona 4: Golden and it's starting to get repetitive. This is the same problem I have encountered on my original playthroughs of Persona 3 and 4 on PS2. I love the dungeon crawling (more so in Persona 4) and the sim elements are nice as a break, but when it gets to be nothing but sim elements for awhile because of story related parts or because I need to improve other aspects of my character other than level up I start getting bored. This is why I probably spend more time than most people inside the TV battling shadows. I still really like the game, but I have to take breaks alot during gameplay. I usually don't have to do that with other games.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: July 10, 2014, 12:40:51 PM
It didn't make sense under any context. Art assets were blatantly re-used. The truth is that DA2 was a spinoff game made into a full sequel.

Art assets being re-used was a shame, but only being able to travel Kirkwall and its surroundings made sense for the story. Becoming the champion and forging the city the way you want through the decisions was really cool and I got really involved with everything the city had going on. It was more intensified than the story in the first one, which was more about the lore and exploring Ferelden. They both had strengths and flaws in them. DA2's were just easier to spot because it happened to be things that people loved about the first game that they changed or cut. Anyway, I totally disagree with your comment that it was a spin-off and not a full-fledged sequel, but we are derailing this topic so I'll stop.
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