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46  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.
47  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.
48  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: November 12, 2014, 12:52:49 AM
My problem typically isn't with scores, but rather the actual review content, with reviewers sometimes downplaying serious problems such as Demon's Souls completely inability to pause, or exaggerating trivial flaws. Furthermore, if reviewers like games I dislike and dislike games I enjoyed, then I cannot take them seriously as reviewers. I guess a problem with mainstream reviews is that each reflects one person's opinion. What I would like to see is reviews written by multiple persons, by at least one person who liked a game and one who disliked a game.
49  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: November 12, 2014, 12:37:17 AM
Finished the Wheel of Time books written solely by Robert Jordan, and will break from the series to reread the Hunger Games books in preparation for the release of Part One of Mockingjay. Generally liked the WoT books better than when I previously read them thanks in part to upping the font size on my Kindle App, but I still feel the series could have been several books shorter.
50  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 01, 2014, 06:04:59 PM
I beat Valkyria Chronicles 3 and the iOS version of Final Fantasy V today. Was generally impressed with both games.

Also working through Disgaea 4, where I'm in Episode 8; Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, where I'm around Day 190; and Tales of Xillia, where I'm a few hours in.
51  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Dragon Warriors on: October 25, 2014, 09:26:20 PM
I hope we get this, with DQ not quite being dead in the West.
52  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.
53  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.
54  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.
55  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.
56  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.
57  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.
58  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.
59  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.
60  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.
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