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 on: Today at 04:29:35 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Kevadu
Jeez, PAX isn't even over yet and they're already doing TGS announcements?  Too many events!

 on: Today at 03:58:08 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Aeolus
So Sony's kicking things off with a shitload of games coming down the pipeline (like enough to make their E3 showing look completely anemic), and some of which are actually relevant to our interests like a new Ys game, a Dragon Quest Musou style knock off, a Persona 5 trailer (that actually shows off the main character), Disgaea 5, a sequel to Fairy Fencer F, a sequel to that Senran Kagura Vita game, and so on.

So here's a thread for the stuff that winds up slipping through the cracks or aren't worth an entire thread about.

 on: Today at 03:42:31 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by MeshGearFox
If I leave my apartment now, it's about four hours till sunrise. I could probably cover about 11 miles on foot.


Woke up at 9:30 this morning but I didn't feel like getting breakfast so I went back to sleep till 10. Got up, screwed around, and made oatmeal at like 10:40. Since it was steal cut oats I was using, you have to let that brew for awhile, so I just added the hot water and set it in my microwave to kind of chill out for a bit. Figured that while the oatmeal was soaking, I'd go out to the McDonald's next to my apartment and get a coffee, and then head back home, because it was raining and I didn't feel like going on a long walk.

After getting the coffee, however, I got terribly distracted, walked out to Whole Foods (which is like miles away), got lunch, went to the french bakery next to Whole Foods, fucked around in Upper Arlington and somehow ended up at the Giant Eagle Market District in Upper Arlington, got a root beer, and walked back home.

That oatmeal was hydrated as fuck by the time I got back.


Also they should make commercially prepared sliced bread that has crust on all sides of each slice. Or some kind of inverted bread where you jam an electronic rod in the middle of a dough ball that doesn't have a pot surrounding it, and electrocute it so you only get crust through the center and the rest of it is just this tortured fractal gluten mycelium going off wherever.

 on: Today at 02:49:16 AM 
Started by Azrael - Last post by MeshGearFox
http://livemylief.com/ I found this. It has a youtubes.

 on: Today at 02:32:39 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Annubis
So I bought Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition and played that all day.

It is so incredibly good.

My biggest surprise is that I'd give this game "Best Platformer of 2014".
The controls on everything are tight as hell.
The music is great.
There's so many little jokes everywhere, it's crazy.

Good thing tomorrow's a national holiday =)

 on: Today at 02:15:04 AM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Yggdrasil
dodonpachi DAI-OU-JOU [arrange album] - Strange Dance (Stage3)

DoDonPachi DaiOuJou Black Label EXTRA - EXTRA - Main Menu

 on: Today at 02:04:58 AM 
Started by ULTROS! - Last post by Dice
Xillia 2: BEATEN! :D

= Ewwwwwwww, that Ludger voice option.  You don't even see his lips move, your "in-game choice" is just read to you from the R1/L1 screen. :S  It adds some life to the role, for sure, but feels real half-assed (and Ludger has a great voice!).

= I dunno.... I liked the emotion in this game; but the pacing felt kinda crappy.  We only get one real chapter to hang out with Julius, and only one chapter dedicated to Elle and Alt Milla's relationship (that she then realizes is super-important to her for the next 3).  The ideas work and work really well, just the pacing feels rushed.
it's actually both sad but maybe realistic that the party just can't warm up to Alt Milla in the same way or that she's almost quickly 'forgotten about' when she's killed.  Alternate Milla ISN'T *their* Milla.  That bitter streak in the fractured version seem appropriately complex for it, and the party's own reaction seems... sadly human.

= The plot was good, but still has a lot of "magical mumbo-jumbo" that makes the story-telling too much a product of its own made-up issues.  The details feel complex and somewhat turgid. ORIGINS TRIAL, KEY OF KRESNIK, SOUL TRANSFER, CANAAN, CHROMATIS, MAXWELLIANXILLIANBRRRRGLGGLRRRR.  Okaaay~~~  I'm not even too sure how much sense I could really make of it especially with respect to how the Keys of Kresnik worked and what went in and out of dimensions
As a whole, I liked the character quests much more than the actual plot.  It certainly doesn't help that Elle is a pipsqueak cheerleader with a big mouth and Ludger doesn't really "have a voice". 

Elle is feeling sad...
L1 Hold her Hand / R1 Tell her "man up or 'daddy' will put you up for adoption"!

= Love the post-game.  Love the alternate endings.  I actually kinda regret buying costumes since a lot of the in-game offerings actually look quite wonderful (and it's nice to see the game offering free costumes after Xillia 1 giving you few options in that regard).  Love the EX Giganto Monsters too.  They're wonderfully difficult!

= I liked Origin's design.  A little creepy, but a nice change of pace given how detailed (or sometimes downright tacky) the rest of the spirits and cast are.

= Holy fuck, Muzet's face at the end of her chapter... No party member has seemed more curious, horny[?], and downright insane.

= I like how all characters generally improved in likability.  Even Ivar.

= Plot-wise, Gaius and Muzet felt pretty pointless, but they were great additions for battle.  On that note...

= omg, 3 party members isn't enough for the amount of experimenting I wanted to do.  I love everyone!!!!

= I like when Tales tries to be political too.  I liked the amount of tensions there were between Rieze Maxians and Elympions.  It feels real and makes the world feel more comparable to perhaps real life situations for it.  I like that Leia writes about the tensions, I like that Alvin is a [struggling] salesman between the nations, I like Rowen and Gaius have political unrest as region-representatives and leaders.

= Honestly, the only ship I ever cared about in this game is Alvin x Leia.  ...I happily got that off my chest.  I think more because they're nonchalance and 'chumminess' would probably work best IRL as buds (so I was happy they were "dimensional partners", so to speak). 
I kinda felt the same for Yuri and Estelle --- maybe I just like it when the writers don't try so hard to write about lovers and just focus on relationship-building (read: not romance building) -- it was that "ship" that almost sank all of Xillia 1's plot for me.  You go Jude, one of few protagonist's whose crush led him to become a hero.

= This game is my FF13-2.  Is it great?  Yeah, I guess, it *definitely* does the job and the risk of a lot of "sequelitis".  But MAN you can get a lot of mileage out of it, recycled content or not.
...I will say it's a lot more playable than X1.

= I'd love another Tales sequel --- but more like Tales of Destiny 2.  I'd love to see them take a world like 10-15 years (or more!) into the future of the first installment.

Xillia 2:
Personal Grade: 8.5 Fat Cats out of 10.
Less Bias Grade: 7/10.

 on: Today at 01:57:51 AM 
Started by CDFN - Last post by MeshGearFox
Also are 3DS eShop games still system locked?

 on: Today at 01:11:58 AM 
Started by CDFN - Last post by Aeolus
I think the biggest difference between the Super3DS and the DSi is the fact that the DSi came out roughly five years into the DS's lifetime and didn't really have enough time to provide any meaningful contributions to the library (the only DSi only games that ever mattered on the system were Shantae 2, X-Scape and that freebie Four Swords port). Right now we're only in year 3 of the 3DS (maybe rolling over to year 4 soonish) and if Nintendo really doesn't want to shoot itself in the foot on this one, they need to lay off the iterations for the next year or two (of course that would have to involve the Wii U sucking less financially speaking).

As for what games are going to do what in the future, I have no idea. It really depends on how developers feel about the risk/reward of the increased horsepower of the Super3DS versus the larger install base of the OG3DS and how long Nintendo lets the Super3DS be its own thing versus straight up updating to the next generation device.

 on: Today at 12:41:05 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Aeolus

Have to share this.

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