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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Annubis on Yesterday at 11:36:33 PM »
Only two episodes in, but I'm pretty sure I'll like Cop Craft.
That's a lot of smoking though. Guess there's no rules against showing it on TV in Japan.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Greganox on Yesterday at 06:32:53 PM »
Haven't played much FE in anticipation of Three Houses but I am currently revising Fates Birthright. Not much out of the ordinary this playthrough, but I do plan to play Azura and Azama's paralogues as I've never done them before.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on July 18, 2019, 02:06:35 AM »
I did watch the first episodes of Fire Force and Astra: Lost in Space, and so far I'm impressed. Moreso Fire Force than Astra, but considering how often I've been burned trying to get into on-going seasonal anime, the fact that they actually left me wanting more is a plus.

I'm waiting until the 24th to watch the bulk of the shows this season, since I like to watch with dubs, a lot of which are 3 weeks behind. That just means I'll have more to watch of the ones that aren't by then, though, so it's worth the wait.

In the meantime, I've been watching Fairy Tail, trying to get caught up. I watched from ep. 227-284, plowing through 4 arcs, so now all I have left is the final arc. I, uh...didn't expect to get done so soon. Usually I only go this fast with One Piece. The story really picks up at this point, and it was hard to put down as a result. I got so used to seeing this series as a bunch of disconnected adventures that it's nice to see it tie all the threads together seemingly all at once. I'd say the finale can't come soon enough so I could enjoy more of it and see what it all leads to...if that didn't mean it'd all be over. =(

https://www.siliconera.com/2019/06/25/iori-yagamis-isekai-musou-light-novel-shows-a-first-look-at-the-illustrations/

The Isekai that I'm most looking forward to this season (even if it isn't animated yet).

I finally checked that link, and yes, that actually looks cool. I love Iori from KOF, and I could see him taking the whole thing in strides.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Rook on July 17, 2019, 09:49:38 PM »
AoT season 3 part 2 was a god damn masterpiece. This show could have been a mindless shonen and yes it would have been watchable but the storytelling, its just crazy good right now.

Astra lost in space thinking about getting into.

Watched some of Mix, its a passable sprots anime. Also Gundam Char edition. Always been a Gundam casual and have to be in the mood for it. Very good though.

Vinland Saga watched 2 eps, yes its gonna be excellent.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Frostillicus on July 16, 2019, 08:55:11 AM »
DQXI - Finished the main story. Running around the post-game at this point. Starting to get burned out on the game (right around 80 hours in), but Iím still enjoying it, and I know thereís plenty left to do, so Iím playing it in small doses these days.

Just Cause 3 Ė Finished. Heck of a fun time. Moving around between use of the grapple; parachute; and wingsuit is awesome. Destroying things is also awesome. The game got easier as it went, because you get some crazy powerful weapons along the way.
My biggest gripes are that cars have too much of a simulation feel for such an action-packed game, and the northern (biggest) island is mostly empty.

Zelda: BotW Ė Finally got around to starting this. Interesting take on the Zelda series. Not sure how I feel about it as a whole yet, as I just jumped off the starting areaÖ Sure donít like the weapon stamina thing so far. Plus, some areas seem almost completely empty. Holding stronger judgement for now, though.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Aeolus on July 13, 2019, 08:11:13 PM »
Ultima VI is definitely closer to VII than V. And yeah, U7 needs Serpent Isles to have anything resembling a conclusion (unfortunately there really isn't a definite conclusion to The Guardian Saga as a whole thanks to EA and the way the series was dragging itself around by that point).

Anyways, I've been spending my pre-Fire Emblem release time playing through Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Torna DLC. It was pretty good and cool up until the filler, but then the gameplay itself is fairly tight minus the usual 50+ customization schemes. Kinda want them to tone it down a bit so as to not make half of their mechanics either too cumbersome to wield or their challenges too min-maxy to deal with beyond 'solving' it. After I'm done with this tomorrow, I'll probably spend the remainder of the wait going over the rest of XBC2's DLC (don't know if I have the time to start a NG+ run).
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by MeshGearFox on July 12, 2019, 11:37:48 PM »
Got a PS3 recently (and then NNK gets a PC port announced so :    )). Aquanaut's Holiday 3 is... really handholdy. I'm fine with having to buy nav buoys to expand the map. I'm fine with little missions like in Everblue 2 or Endless Ocean. The game feels like it's discovering things *for* you though and that's a problem -- like you go near a point of interest and get multiple camera pans around it, and Jessica radios to tell you How Interesting Of a Point of Interest This Is. I think part of the problem is that the map is... kind of small and not very deep (the ocean floor is always visible from what I've seen so far) so it's really easy to find things inadvertently since they're so visible and close together.

Tokyo Jungle's a lot of fun to me (something satisfying with the ambush timing stuff, idk!) but the in-game DLC teases for some of the animals annoys me. Guess that was common with this generation though?

Briiiefly checked out Nomad. The dialog has a lot of weird syntactical errors that make me think bad translation but afaik it's made by some people from Florida so it's entirely possible that the errors are deliberate to drive home the point that the aliens are not in fact speaking English. Gonna play with it some more. Also see if I can get DOSBox to do something with the Disney Sound Source/Covox Speech Thing? options.

Replayed Ultima 7 earlier this year. The interactivity and living world aspects still really impress me but back in the day I approached this as a sandbox game and never tried to play it productively. I tried to play it productively this time and... didn't enjoy it very much. Bringing up the h-word again but the back half of the game is very handholdy and really just consists of the Time Lord telling you to visit three dungeons and then going back to him to find out how to solve the minor puzzles in those dungeons, and then the story just kind of ends without going anywhere. Also prior to that the number of NPCs that actually drive the game forward is really low. Once you get past Trinsic, you talk to Lord British, he points you to some gypsy in Minoc, she tells you to talk to the wisps in Yew (and two other things that don't seem to actually matter), there's like two minorish subquests to talk to said wisps, and then after that you meet the Time Lord and are in the end game. All the other NPCs are pretty much for flavor. Which is jarring because in 4 and 5 (and 3 to an extent. It was less talky overall, though!) you really needed to talk to everyone to get clues on how to proceed and had to put everything together yourself. I don't know, 4 and 5 just felt so much bigger and tightly designed to me.

Wanna try 6 but I don't remember if it's closer to 4/5 or 7 in its design philosophy and I'm afraid of getting disappointed since I have pleasant memories of 6 :S
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by MeshGearFox on July 09, 2019, 12:55:35 AM »
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Greganox on July 08, 2019, 09:23:26 PM »
Bought a Switch yesterday from a friend that wanted to part with his. Atm I'm playing New Super Mario Bros Deluxe. So far its been a solid platforming experience and the level design feels much better than NSMB2. Recently completed the ice world. I was stuck on the boo house in that world for quite a while.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Langrisser 1 and 2 remakes for PS4 and Switch
« Last post by MonCapitan2002 on July 07, 2019, 09:54:10 AM »
I disagree as I think they did a good job with the Danganronpa games.  I might pick this up as I think the Limited Edition version of the game looks appealing with all the soundtrack CD's.  Having never played the originals, this would be a new experience for me, which is a plus.
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