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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Aeolus on Yesterday at 12:42:49 PM »
Sigrun's skillset alone shows how utterly unplanned anything is in this game anymore.

But yeah, we just need Bridal Alts for Klein and Clarine now to fully complete the Reglay set.

In regards to sets, we'd also need Bridal Alts for Chrom, Florina, Robin, Eliwood and the Summoner (Charlotte is open for business, while Sanaki pairing with anybody won't be not creepy).

So something that's rather unfortunate about all of this is that of the now 13 (Charlotte, Inigo, Shigure, Noire, Veronica, Mikoto, Greil, Bruno, Mareeta, Sigrun, Tanith, Pent and Louise) characters who made it into FEH Alt first, only 1 of them has gotten their base version added afterwards. This wasn't such a big problem when you're talking either kids with alternate versions already (paging Laslow), OCs who's plot isn't done yet (the Embla siblings), or are characters that were hard pressed to get in normally (Greil and Mikoto); but characters who ranked very high on the CYL (Louise made it to rank 23 in CYL3 and still had a commanding rank 74 performance in CYL2) or was the heavyweight of their game (Mareeta is perpetually within 776's top 5) getting stuck in the Altception is pretty dire.

And just to rub salt in the wound, November's Adrift banner was nothing but Alts (even Mikoto isn't her base game Queen of Hoshido self but the Young Azura's dreamified self), and yet was still treated as the main banner for the month (either that or the OC pair of Ylgr and Surtr which is its own joke), especially since December didn't even get one, and January lost one from last year to a brand new round of Seasonal (because there weren't enough Camillas in the game yet). Last Fall was incredibly dire and this one will somehow be even worse. Mark my words.

At least I'm not the only one who's not happy with the way FEH's been handled. https://www.siliconera.com/2019/05/21/belgium-fire-emblem-heroes-and-animal-crossing-pocket-camp-services-ending-in-august-2019/ RIP Belgium whales.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Frostillicus on Yesterday at 09:32:17 AM »
^ Excellent Avatar. ...Got any cheeseburgers?

DQ11 - Just got the magic key. Time to do some (hopefully fruitful) back tracking. Also, damn the "tragic" mermaid arc. Ended up with more feels than expected.

Just Cause 3 - Liberated most of the map at this point. I've mainly been doing side stuff: Searching for vintage parts and stunt jumps; participating in challenges; etc. I'm trying to get Rico as strong and tricked out as can be before really tackling the story missions.

Banished - This game quickly and easily ate several hours of my weekend. Dangerous.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Annubis on Yesterday at 12:19:03 AM »
Got around to watching the 3rd special of Double Decker.

I'm pretty sure the show tanked which is sad because it was great.
If Minami-ke got 3 season, maybe there's hope for another season of that.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Tomara on May 20, 2019, 04:19:52 PM »
You know what's funny?

Years ago, near the beginning of the game, Klein and Sanaki were introduced as makeshift siblings on their banner.

Fastforward to the current day, we've got two sets of new characters (and special snowflake Fjorm who does not want people to be happy together): Sanaki's 'moms' and Klein's parents.

I want to believe this was a plan over two years in the making.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Aeolus on May 20, 2019, 06:45:44 AM »
So apparently Seasonals really are the new New Banners. Not sure how I feel about this since there's some serious wants in that cluster, but also not a whole lot that actually resembles the original unit (not helping matters being that Infantry are basically automatic garbage tier in this fucked up mobage). Not helping matters is that this is pretty much the best FEH's gonna get in regards to Tanith, given her lack of popularity (Edit: there's a bit of irony in the choice of couples (and also Fjorm) they picked for this year's Bride banner; I wonder if Year 4 will give Florina and Chrom bridal alts to complete another 2 sets of couples).

Also, fuck. I may want to come back just for Louise. >.<
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Greganox on May 18, 2019, 09:08:50 PM »
I received Baba is You for my birthday a few days ago. So far I've beaten enough levels in the second world to advance to the third. It's an interesting puzzle game due to the fact you constantly have to change the rules. Some of the puzzles had me stumped for quite a while.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Rook on May 17, 2019, 11:12:59 PM »
AoT's 1st few episodes of season 3 part 2 are some of the best ones of the entire series.

Oh and The 12 Kingdoms and Blue Seed are on crunchyroll now. They are 2 of my top 10s. 12 Kingdoms is an Isekai, and one w/ excellent story telling and no tropes (the 1st 5 episodes are a bit slow, but stick w/ it, its fantastic). Blue Seed is yea looking dated, but its inuyasha w/ a plot. Only disapointing part is that I don't think CR has the omake theater skits.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Tomara on May 17, 2019, 03:34:44 PM »
The new season doesn't have much for me, atleast not conveniently available, so I'm only following Sarazanmai, Mix, Dororo and Shield Hero (I'm not even sure why!). To fill that gap, I'm rewatching Gundam 00. Again. I think it's only been two years since the last time? In any case, I wanted some comfort food and for some reason I picked the series that's going to make me cry. Okay, I confess, I know very well why I picked it. I wanted to watch something with relatable characters, so of course I go with the series featuring a four-eyes in a fugly cardigan who keeps complaining the people around him are unfit for their jobs. And yes, I'm self-aware enough to realise there is nothing constructive about this. (In my defence, the person I complain about is actually unfit for her job and we'd be better off if she realised this. And though also of questionable style, my cardigans and sweaters are cuter, even the ugly pink one!)

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on May 17, 2019, 02:58:28 PM »
Took a break from DBS to watch a few other things:

Jojo's Bizarre Adventures - Stardust Crusaders - They FINALLY made it to Egypt! I've been trying to trudge my way through this season for 4 freakin' years, and I FiNaLlY get to see them arrive at their destination!

...now if only I could remember why they needed to get to Egypt in the first place...

(and before the Jojo fans crusify me, this season took on a "monster of the day" formula that I can't stand in any show. It's a testament to its quality that I finished any episodes at all, let alone a full season. I just can't wait for this whole road trip business to be over and we can finally have some decent pacing again)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection - I went to the theaters to watch this, and it was definitely worth it! It was great seeing the cast again, the plot fit the timeframe it had to work with well enough, and the action as as stellar as the franchise as always had. I did have a few quibles with the story (It's not airtight, simply put), but damn was it exhilerating to watch the whole way through!

...and now I find out that this was just phase 1 of a 10 years plan to flood the market with Code Geass related content...I'm not sure how I feel about that...

SSSS.Gridman - I finally got around to watching this the whole way through, and I was pleasantly surprised how good it was, especially towards the end. It definitely had some neat twists that got to me even when I knew they were coming, and overall, I was just glad to see something I was nostalgic for (I had a VHS tape of Super Samurai Syber Squad as a kid that I watched pretty frequently) presented in a new light that feels like it grew up & matured, just as I did.

I also rewatched a couple episodes and scenes of old school classics that I loved, like Dragon Ball Z & Robotech, and really helped to remind me why I love anime. There's an endless ocean of classic shows just waiting to be experienced, it really gets me excited!

Speaking of: did anyone else notice that Crunchyroll has been getting a lot of old shows this season, mainly from Discotek? A lot of them are ones I've been meaning to get to for a long time now, and now that I'm really in the mood, I might dive into them soon. I still gotta watch the Future Trunks arc in Dragon Ball Super first, but I know what to watch when I need a palette cleanser!
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Your favourite powerful weapons
« Last post by Aeolus on May 16, 2019, 04:44:48 AM »
Yeah. Not a lot of Legendary Weapons show up that early in a game (and the ones that do like FE4's Gae Bolg tend to suck as a bonus).

But hey, on that metric you've got SO2's Eternal Sphere. Its not a 'legendary' weapon per say, but Claude's ultimate weapon coming to you late into Disk 1 and offers some hilarious times (even if you get railroaded by unwinnable boss fights until well into Disk 2 which kinda makes the effort less than worth it).

Also reiterating FFVIII's Lionheart, which can also be obtained by Disk 1 (and of a 4 Disk game instead of a 2 Disk one).

The Master Sword also routinely shows up by a Zelda's midgame (alternatively you can beeline it or totally ignore it in BotW). And some times its the best you're going to get (OoT comes immediately to mind). I mean technically Skyward Sword hands what is effectively the Master Sword to you within a hour of game time, but you need to get to the other end of the game before it evolves into the True Master Sword (and then NG+ it to further evolve it into the True Master Sword+), and that kinda doesn't count (its the same principle as to why Inuyasha's Tetsusaiga doesn't/shouldn't count since he gets that by like Episode 5 in a series stretching a full goddamn decade and spends the vast majority of that run time looking for various upgrades to it, many of dubious value at best).
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