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 21 
 on: July 29, 2015, 02:06:22 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Dincrest
I'm interested in the dual setting they talk about- modern day Tokyo and that Protolexa world. 

You've heard it here first folks. The first 30 minutes will be set in Tokyo and the rest will be in generic swords and sorcery anime JRPG land. :V

Touché.

 22 
 on: July 29, 2015, 02:02:49 PM 
Started by Lard - Last post by Dincrest
Menu ergonomics and font size are two things I have complained about often in several of my recent reviews.  So that seems to be a problem in several games, not just Dragon Quest.

 23 
 on: July 29, 2015, 02:01:21 PM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Dincrest
Like many of you, I was a "cartoon kid" in the 1980s and in the late 1990s I got into anime, so I tend to have "nostalgia feelz" for 1980s cartoons and 1990s anime.  I remember those days when I'd get up jumpy and cheerful at 6 o'clock on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons and my parents would grumble, "dammit, why can't this kid get up like this on a school day?"  

When I was a child living in Holland, one of my dad's colleagues used to have his retired uncle videotape American cartoons for me and whenever said colleague was in the US, he'd bring back tons of VHS tapes of American cartoons.  I watched the living daylights out of those!  That's how I became familiar with slightly more obscure shows like Mighty Orbots, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Turbo Teen, along with the usual suspects that they showed on BBC (like Transformers, Thundercats, MASK.)  

I also remember circa age 7 or so, this one neighbor girl (who was probably 5 or 6) and I used to run around all the time pretending to be He-Man and She-Ra.  This sticks out to me because to any 7 year-old boy, little girls are annoying as fuck but this particular one was actually cool.  I liked hanging with her, and luckily our parents all got along so we ran together all the time.  I'm not a parent, but that's one thing I realize needs to be in a parenting manual- getting along with the parents of your kid's friends.  

EDIT: And natros- that's a good point that a lot of the folks creating cartoons now are folks our age who grew up with 1980s and 1990s cartoons (which most everyone in this thread has said were fantastic cartoon decades).  In much the same way, a lot of folks creating video games are people our age who grew up with the NES, Genesis/Megadrive, Super NES; came of age with the PSOne, N64...  This is big reason why I feel like we're seeing the positive gaming and cartoon trends we're seeing. 

And note must be made of The Amazing World of Gumball.  That cartoon is insanely imaginative and downright hilarious.  Probably one of the niftier shows to come out in recent years.   


 24 
 on: July 29, 2015, 01:24:22 PM 
Started by Daggerstrike - Last post by Jimmy
Not to bash harshly on Nintendo, but I can imagine a ton of Zelda fans are frustrated with the development of Zelda Wii U or it's noticeable absence at this years E3. Not to mention the Metroid 3DS game that was announced that alienated Metroid fans expecting more Samus driven storylines. Nintendo frequently says that Zelda Wii U will be ready when it's ready and they don't want to rush an incomplete game which is respectable, but I tend to feel like screen updates or gameplay discussion would be kind rather than silence in between Nintendo Directs. I came across an article the other day on Forbes of all places of a write suggesting Nintendo skips Wii U for the next Zelda and immediately start on transferring it over to the NX as a launch title. This might have been mentioned in the main Zelda thread, but here's the link for anyone that's interesting in reading it: http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2015/07/27/the-case-for-nintendos-new-zelda-to-skip-the-wii-u-for-the-nx/.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if Nintendo were to pull a Twilight Princess on the new Zelda and withhold it until the NX is ready so it can be used as a launch title. Then a month afterward they'll release it on Wii U as an afterthought because, hey, more monies for a game we already developed for the previous console.

 25 
 on: July 29, 2015, 01:24:02 PM 
Started by Cosign - Last post by kofvscapcom
Well I think there's so much competition and options for viewers on tv that they've realized that aiming for the largest possible audience won't really help them like it does for game or movie makers. As a result they might be more willing to try new stuff or go for that niche audience.
As opposed to before when TV actors were seen as somewhat lesser than their movie counterparts, we got a lotta big names moving back to TV. Also with the crazy saturation of superhero movies and series of movies, signing up for one of those series is a big commitment. Hell,Hugh Jackman has been Wolverine for the past 15 years, that's crazy.

TLDR, we may be heading for a new tv golden age.

 26 
 on: July 29, 2015, 12:50:35 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Starmongoose
My boyfriend and I are gonna be streaming some Hearthstone in a few if anyone feels like joining us. Grinded up 150 gold for an arena run this morning :p Also some Tavern Brawl!

Come say Hai! If youre Twitch name is different than your RPGFan name let me know :P

http://www.twitch.tv/fierychocobo

 27 
 on: July 29, 2015, 12:36:41 PM 
Started by Daggerstrike - Last post by OrsonFury
Not to bash harshly on Nintendo, but I can imagine a ton of Zelda fans are frustrated with the development of Zelda Wii U or it's noticeable absence at this years E3. Not to mention the Metroid 3DS game that was announced that alienated Metroid fans expecting more Samus driven storylines. Nintendo frequently says that Zelda Wii U will be ready when it's ready and they don't want to rush an incomplete game which is respectable, but I tend to feel like screen updates or gameplay discussion would be kind rather than silence in between Nintendo Directs. I came across an article the other day on Forbes of all places of a write suggesting Nintendo skips Wii U for the next Zelda and immediately start on transferring it over to the NX as a launch title. This might have been mentioned in the main Zelda thread, but here's the link for anyone that's interesting in reading it: http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2015/07/27/the-case-for-nintendos-new-zelda-to-skip-the-wii-u-for-the-nx/.

 28 
 on: July 29, 2015, 11:12:25 AM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by OrsonFury
Agh, I miss those childhood days of looking forward to waking up early Saturday morning to catch the best cartoons on TV in my star wars pajamas, favorite stuffed animal with me, hot cocoa, toast and my cocker spaniel (1987-2005) waiting patiently by my side for dog food or some stimulating activity outside the family room. I watched all those shows you guys mentioned earlier. I was a big fan of MASK, Voltron, Silverhawks, GI Joe, Transformers and Visionaries in the 80s. In the 90s it was Batman ToS, Captain Planet, EXO Squad, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers, Tailspin, Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles and more.

Like others here, in the late 90s, I started to move on to watching anime after cartoon popularity began to wane a bit here in the west. My first foray was into Robotech in the early 90s then a bunch of more adult anime like Ninja Scroll and Akira came afterwards. I collected a ton of anime in the early 2000s when the DVD boom started and busted after companies began going under after 2005. I can't tell you guys how bummed I was when I found out Bandai Entertainment didn't make it -- because for me that meant the end of bringing Gundam to the west dubbed and able to own from an affordability perspective.

Thanks to Cartoon Network's Toonami/Adult Swim time slot, I think a lot of us got exposed to some cool anime shows that have made us all lifelong fans of animation in general. Shows like Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell, I have to tip my hat to.

I prefer to watch anime dubbed, so I don't really keep up with all the simulcasts on Crunchyroll these days so I'm a bit out of touch with pop anime culture. I catch new anime nowadays on Netflix when something is released there and will buy an anime blu-ray rarely, but that's about it. But again, thanks to my childhood growing up in the 80-90s, I'll probably remain a lifelong fan of cartoons.

 29 
 on: July 29, 2015, 10:17:13 AM 
Started by Jimmy - Last post by Jimmy
I finished up Steelheart on the subway this morning. It was a good, fun, light read. A tad predictable through most of the book, but it did have some nice twists at the end that made up for the predictability. Not great or mind-blowing like the other Brandon Sanderson books I've read, but still a fun read.

Next up I'm going back to my Sagas of Icelanders book to read Gisli Sursson's Saga, and after that I'll read Wheel of Time 9.

 30 
 on: July 29, 2015, 10:15:11 AM 
Started by Taelus - Last post by Marshmallow
It does suck that I won't get to make Ramza a dark knight though.

Sadly, the grind to dark knight is ridiculous. You have to master two jobs, get four others to level 8, and kill (i.e. crystallize) 20 enemies. Even using spill over JP as much as possible, I'm still nowhere close and I'm about to fight Adrammelech. *sigh*

Oh I remember the grind. I beat the PSP version about six or so years ago (I think before OG FFT was available on the PSN) but I guess I'm just less patient with the slowdown. I still think Dark Knight is the perfect class for Ramza though.

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