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31  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 09, 2014, 06:44:16 PM
Beat Milla's side of Tales of Xillia and will write a review this evening, having finished Jude's side as well. Definitely impressed with the game aside from some parts with occasional vague direction on how to advance (I had to Google to find the "girl in red" in one of the towns, having spent between half and a full hour looking for her) and a frustrating fight on Milla's side.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on: December 05, 2014, 09:54:44 PM
I don't really care much for Japanese seiyuu butchering English words, and would rather they use actual Japanese names for skills/spells in their own voicework. So yeah...
33  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 05, 2014, 02:05:15 PM
I recall reading that QoS was being written as it was shot, which is almost always not a good idea.
34  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 04, 2014, 06:05:48 PM
Saw Mockingjay Part I with my folks today. They could've just done one movie out of the book since it only took me two and a half hours to read, even with a slowed pace, but it's all about money, dear boys and girls.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on: December 03, 2014, 06:09:28 PM
I'm a few hours in, playing as the Persona 3 cast, and I couldn't help but notice how godawful the voice acting is. Fuuka is still one of the most punchable characters ever in the history of RPGs, it makes no sense for actors with zero Asian ancestry to voice Japanese high school students, and the honorifics and the address by characters of the chosen protagonist as "leader" make the dialogue sound horribly unnatural. I would have rather they used actual Asians proficient in English to voice the characters or just leave the voicework in Japanese, in which case I wouldn't mind the honorifics since I do have some knowledge of the language.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on: November 29, 2014, 06:28:13 PM
As long as the gameplay is good, I don't mind how shitty the story is. Not that Persona 3 and 4 had bad stories, though, I appreciate more mature writing in RPGs.
37  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 29, 2014, 06:14:13 PM
The original Symphonia isn't that fucking perfect, either, and I thought its story was shit, ripping off films like The Empire Strikes Back and Soylent Green and other RPGs like Secret of Mana and Final Fantasy X. The cel-shaded graphics are overrated, too (and the PS3 version looked almost virtually identical to the GameCube version albeit with widescreen support), with all characters making the same fucking gestures over and over during dialogues and always looking happy even when they're not. Plus, they misuse "whom" in the fucking opening scene in voiced dialogue. Why voice actors today can't pick up on or question shit like that is beyond my comprehension. Personally, I thought the original Super Famicom version of Phantasia was the shittiest Tales game.

You a-holes are definitely free to express your dislike for various games, but don't fucking phrase it in a way that implies that everyone that likes a certain game is a complete idiot. Say instead, "I didn't like it" or "I didn't care much for it." Assholes like you are exactly what's wrong with debate in this world.
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Etrian Odyssey V and EO Mystery Dungeon Announced on: November 25, 2014, 09:29:36 PM
Sort of wondering how they'll handle the roguelike elements in the EO Mystery Dungeon game, the EO series in general being pseudo-roguelike in my opinion.
39  The Rest / The Bazaar / More Games for Sale on Amazon on: November 24, 2014, 10:18:55 PM
(All games have been sold.)
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on: November 21, 2014, 05:39:06 PM
I have the limited edition of this preordered.
41  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 21, 2014, 12:46:08 PM
Beat Jude's story of Tales of Xillia. Will do Milla's next so that I get the most out of the first game's plot before I eventually buy and play its sequel.

Also working on the fan-translated version of the DS version of Saga 2, and I'm enjoying it thus far, finding it to be infinitely more playable than future games in the franchise.
42  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 18, 2014, 09:44:28 PM
Beat Dragon Quest II iOS in about ten hours. Was surprised at how good at the game I was. Also still working on Tales of Xillia but am somewhat lost in one of the dungeons.
43  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: November 16, 2014, 11:26:32 PM
Reread the Hunger Games Trilogy in preparation for the forthcoming Part I of Mockingjay. It's a good series, but considering that it took me between two to three hours to read the final book, even with my slowed reading pace, it brings to light my trepidation on why there needs to be two parts to the film version of the last book.

Edit: Finished the Wheel of Time books and was satisfied with the series despite believing it still could have been several books shorter. Next I'll tackle Brian Jacques' Redwall series again.
44  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 14, 2014, 11:57:49 PM
So I defeated the enemy in the basement of Midenhall Castle in Dragon Quest II iOS to try and get the Princess of Moonbrooke's most powerful weapon, only I didn't seem to get it since I had all my characters' inventories full, and unfortunately I can't fight the enemy again. I'm not going to restart the game just to get it, but missable crap like that really pisses me off.
45  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 12, 2014, 04:52:50 PM
I beat Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days and Disgaea 4 PSV today, and was impressed with both games.

Also still working on Tales of Xillia and Dragon Quest II iOS.
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