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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Arvis on Today at 05:17:50 PM »
Yeah, I have kinda heard some things about Cold Steel's Irresistibly Sexy Cardboard Cutout main character.
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Muramasa had a couple of flaws. For one, the "tutorial" throws a fuckton of information at you right at the very beginning that's almost impossible to remember all of.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Ranadiel on Today at 05:13:04 PM »
Also, thanks to @Ranadiel for your response.
I've played more Trails 3 and am enjoying it so so much. 
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Most recently I have unlocked Kloe and watched the Door scene with her and Joshua.  Quite well written, as usual, although I wasn't expecting her to be quite so flippant about the whole thing.  Poor clueless Joshua.
I have to admit, though, that the fact that no less than THREE female characters are all in love with Joshua is probably the worst part of this trilogy.  But it's a very minor gripe.

You are welcome. I love talking about the Trails games, so I'm enjoying our small conversations.

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As for your last comment. Oh you are going to love Cold Steel. Lol.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Artimicia's JRPG battle
« Last post by Chronix112 on Today at 05:09:35 PM »
I withdrawl my vote . This battle is too entertaining to let Xenogears pull away now.
edit: I don't think it was counted anyway
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I can't help but feel like Muramasa is going to be the peak of Vanillaware and that's just that...

Do you just insist on being provocative? That comment wasn't even directly about 13 Sentinels. I mean, it doesn't even feel like you wrote out a full thought. Are you trying to say that you aren't too psyched about it? That you haven't been that enthusiastic about Vanillaware's games  for a while now? Is there anything you've seen about this game that brought about such negativity? Context is key. I'm sorry, but I've seen this from a lot of your posts, where you'll make a round-about comment that lacks necessary context and/or flow - I really wouldn't be surprised by the latter, nor would it necessarily be a bad thing. Still frustrating, mind you, but in my case at least, it's only because it brings back painful memories of my early difficulties with posting. It certainly seems like you have a habit of turning heads with would make so much more sense if you just asked yourself, "did I include enough information for complete strangers to understand what I just wrote?" I don't want to have to keep blocking your posts just because they make my head hurt over things that really shouldn't be so hard sometimes.

But I'll bite, at least this time: Vanillaware has had, like, 3 games, and all of them are well-recieved. Their "peak" is looking a lot like the top of Olympus Mos. Heck, I personally consider Muramasa to be their least good game, since it is by far the most repetitive. It still has that addictive element to it to make up for that, but I still felt like I needed less random encounters and more enemy variety to really put it as high as Odin Sphere or Dragon's Crown.

Sometimes I don't like things, I wouldn't call that "trying to be provocative."

I think Cinnamon toast crunch is the peak of Kellog's cereal output and that's just that.

I think Gladiator is the peak of Ridley Scott's output and that's just that.

etc.

Also the fact that you managed to guess all the exact meanings of the statement suggests it wasn't really all that vague at all...

I'm going to continue on in the vein of more information because it seems like that's something you are curious about and I'm flattered you are curious.

I don't think Odin Sphere was very good even though it had a cute art style and all that because Mercedes and Oswald were super dumb campaigns IMO from both a gameplay and artistic standpoint.

The final battle was also a train wreck, bringing back characters who were all underleveled at least in my case, and the boss itself was beyond cheap.

This new game Aeolus posted looks just really lame from a number of perspectives.

Muramasa was the experience that had the art style and cool things about Vanilaware with none of the frustrating elements.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Ranadiel on Today at 05:04:26 PM »

Sometimes that happens w/ me when I eat milk products and don't take lactaid. Once you expel the lactose it doesn't hurt but before then its painful as hell and you sweat like a pig. But that's the only suggestion I got.

I do work in a hosp lab. I wouldn't recommend taking Vit D. Your body absorbs all the Vit D you take in and even a low does 200IU capsule is wayyyy more than your body needs. What Vit D does is bind calcium. This may sound like a good thing but where a lot of the binding of calcium takes place is in your kidneys, and its a big cause of stones. Also the test is kind of bunk. Its the new in vogue lab test, its cheap to run, cheap to treat (here take this Vit D) but no one is really sure what exactly a healthy number is.
Well it is nice to know that I will probably someday have kidney stones since I probably get way more than the recommended daily amount of Vitamin D thanks to the ridiculous amount of milk I drink...and no I am not stopping because milk is delicious. :p
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Artimicia on Today at 04:59:28 PM »
Yeah check the box for Eternia for me as well.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Artimicia's JRPG battle
« Last post by Klutz64 on Today at 04:56:21 PM »
But seriously "too old" to enjoy cute? I'm 31 and my current anime obsession is 'Is The Order a Rabbit?'

Is this actually good? I see everyone talking about this and I don't really get why.
Feels like I'll end up watching it at some point just to try and understand.

I'll still watch Mahou Precure first though.
Clearly a show for old guys.

One thing I've learned to accept over the past year or so is that I have terrible taste in just about everything. It's nothing I'm particularly ashamed of, just something people should probably know about me before putting any merit in my opinions.
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General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Last post by Aeolus on Today at 04:49:09 PM »
As someone who is checking Amazon everyday knowing that I have, at most, 30 minutes to grab one when pre-orders go up...I feel your pain, Aeolus. Heck, they friggin' discontinued the NES Classic in under/around a year despite there clearly still being demand. What. The. Fuck. It's a blatant tactic to put us all in the mind set that you gotta get it early without offering any benefits in return. It's the sorta shit I used to put up with from Atlus and NIS America, but at least they were dealing with niche products that were risky to release in an often saturated market. These Classic Editions shouldn't be that exclusive...bah...I still want one, though. 19/21 games are some of my favorite classics (and one of them is a game I've never played before), but I only still own 10 of them, I think. At the very least, it wouldn't hurt, especially if it comes with a controller (I could use a spare).

Its not so much me wanting one as its about trying to get one for my folks who had played a bit with the NES back when it first came out (that's how I got my hands on it in the first place, and the rest is history), and I thought it would have been neat to see if they were interested in trying again (even if all they do is play OG Zelda, I think everybody involved would've been happy). Alternatively, I could've been the cool uncle who had that really neat box with all these rad games on it, and I wouldn't even be afraid of letting any curious nephews/nieces play around with it like I would with my 30+ year old stuff.
Pfft, next you're gonna saybthat Bieber autograph is for your friends daughter who just HAPPENS to be named Aeolus as well.

I had this coming....


(But no seriously, I have all of these games on the OG hardware, why would I want to use these dinky emulators when they don't support Game Genies? I need to have my Infinite Ammo and Skywalking Mario dammit!)
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