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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Mana series retrospective. on: October 24, 2014, 09:57:50 PM
I tend to not care about dungeon design as long as there are ample save opportunities and automaps. For the latter to be absent has in my view been largely inexcusable since A Link to the Past had them.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: i hope we get this too(WA5) on: October 16, 2014, 08:53:37 PM
Gimel Coins (which let you save anywhere in the third game) would have made the fourth and fifth games a lot better in my opinion, given the craptastic spacing of save points.
33  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 16, 2014, 05:44:26 PM
Okami's a little overrated but good nonetheless. I didn't care much for things such as unadjustable text speed, the mumbling instead of voice acting, and some of the puzzles such as those involving Blockhead that required eidetic memory, but it was definitely a pretty game.
34  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 15, 2014, 02:35:45 PM
While I myself believe that Secret of Mana is a tad overrated, I think Seiken 3 is even more so, since everything that made Mana fun, such as the weapon and magic leveling, is gone, battles are sluggish and clunky, and I think the class system is a poor substitute, since you won't know what abilities you'll be getting before changing to a particular class branch, and finding out how to get the second class branch might require a guide.
35  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: October 11, 2014, 07:13:35 PM
Finished the Spellsinger series. Definitely love fantasy with talking animals. On the third main book of the Wheel of Time series, and they're definitely much, much better than I remember. Maxing my Kindle App's font size really helps me absorb the story better in small bits.
36  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 08, 2014, 08:40:58 PM
Beat Wild Arms 5 this morning. Dean and Carol were very annoying, some of the puzzles were irritating, the placement of save points was awful, and the one-on-one boss fights were difficult without a guide, but I don't regret playing.

Still working on Valkyria Chronicles III, where I'm on Chapter 12 and have only lost one battle I had to win within six turns (but I beat it my second try with plenty turns to spare), and I'm on around Chapter 3 in Disgaea 4, where I've gone through the Item World for a bit of grinding.
37  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 30, 2014, 09:49:02 PM
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited - Am enjoying it thus far and am about an hour in.

Valkyria Chronicles III: Unrecorded Chronicles Extra Edition - Am in Chapter 9 and have managed to get through missions without going overboard against the enemies.

Wild Arms 5 - Still doing the towers and have adopted a successful strategy against the bosses, in addition to finding enemies from which I can steal Full Revives.
38  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 30, 2014, 09:46:54 PM
Finished the Sword of Truth and Richard and Kahlan novels and largely enjoyed them. Currently working on the Spellsinger books by Alan Dean Foster, and will likely go through the Wheel of Time books again.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The one (rather popular) RPG series i havent tried.... on: September 27, 2014, 09:22:08 PM
Episode I - Decent although battles suffer from annoying randomization of enemy boosts and often-drawn-out battles with unskippable skill animations.

Episode II - Thought it was an okay step in the right direction, but battles also tend to drag out.

Episode III - The best of the trilogy with a much quicker pace to combat.

I really hated, though, how they totally half-assed the turn order meter in combat, making it run out of icons and refilling frequently instead of showing you well ahead which ally/enemy will go when.
40  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 25, 2014, 08:32:08 PM
Beat Dragon Quest iOS, and don't regret purchasing/playing it.

Still working on Valkyria Chronicles III, am on Chapter 7, and haven't had too many problems.

Also Wild Arms 5, where I have to tackle the towers. I need to steal some Revive Fruit from enemies since I ran out before dying in a battle on the top of one of the towers, and have tried going to another to grind and try its own bosses.
41  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 25, 2014, 08:06:19 PM
I've been working on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series and am currently in between the main series and the Richard and Kahlan novels with The Law of Nines. I've had reading difficulties due to some mental issues, although I've found a solution where I up the font size on my iPad's Kindle app so I'm not tempted to skim through small text and miss things, and while it's really slowed my reading pace, I have been absorbing stories better than usual.
42  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 24, 2014, 09:52:18 AM
lol FFX-2 sux amirite?

Fuck you, I liked X-2.
43  The Rest / The Bazaar / Stuff for Sale on Amazon / eBay on: September 22, 2014, 10:53:02 PM
On Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/shops/jmg124):

Time of the Transference by Alan Dean Foster

On eBay:

(nothing)
44  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 19, 2014, 12:26:19 PM
Dragon Quest - I've died about three times and have been gradually upgrading my equipment, and have been exploring the cave west of Tantagel.

Valkyria Chronicles III: Unrecorded Chronicles Extra Edition - My computer controller's on the fritz, so I had to use the keyboard for control and beat an extra escort battle in Chapter 5.

Wild Arms 5 - I fought the enemies at Greg's hometown and donated some items and money for restoration.
45  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 13, 2014, 11:38:21 PM
Der Jermanismus,

Any idea if patched VC3 is playable on a VitaTV?

Not really sure since I'm playing it on my PC with PPSSPP.
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