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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Tomara on Yesterday at 02:24:35 AM »
I liked S2. In hindsight there's a lot of build-up, but that does eventually pay off. The finales is probably one of my favourite ones due to sheer scale of it.

As for mister token boring random Japanese kid and his rich girlfriend... I get what they're going for, but the first part of their storyline just isn't interesting enough to pull it off. They're supposed to be the civilians being affected by Gundam shenanigans, but they end up serving more as really boring comic relief until that wedding is crashed. And then, in S2, Saji does get more involved but never manages to even reach the level of badass normal and that just makes him pale in comparison to all the characters with tragic backstories and whatnot piloting actual Gundams.


Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of a bunch of idiots shouting things like "I AM A GUNDAM!" or "MARIE!" or "I AM NOT MY IDENTICAL TWIN BROTHER!" or "LET'S SING A SONG!". That said, I won't begrudge you for enjoying the idiot shouting "MUSTA BUSHIDO!!!".

You're forgetting the very best idiot. The one that gets blown up in increasingly spectacular fashion, survives every damn time and somehow manages to marry one of the best women in the series.
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Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Any PS Vita online co-op RPG's coming?
« Last post by Klutz64 on Yesterday at 12:13:03 AM »
A lot of my colleagues swear by Freedom Wars, but to me it just feels like Monster Hunter with shit controls.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem Echoes
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on May 22, 2017, 11:30:15 PM »
I almost got tempted to buy this game on Saturday, but...then I saw this article and decided to wait it out. I'm not against season passes on principle, but I kind of draw the line at charging more for the pass than the game inself. Granted it looks like a lot of stuff, but if there's a chance that they'll re-release it with all the previous content, I'll take it. I waited a long time for Fire Emblem Gaiden to come to the US, and I can wait another year or two to play it if it means getting more content at an affordable price...
Has Nintendo really ever done a "complete edition" of a game? The closest I can think of would be the recent Mario Kart which had all the DLC when ported to the Switch, but I wouldn't really expect Echoes to get a port a year from now since there is a new FE coming for the Switch. So I'd put the chances of them doing a rerelease with all DLC at 0%. If you want to try to wait it out for a price drop, that is your business, but I wouldn't recommend waiting on something that isn't going to happen.

MK is proof enough for me. But yeah, I'll wait as long as it takes, because I have better things to spend $45 on, yet I find it hard to get into a game when I know I'm financially incentivized against loving it.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on May 22, 2017, 11:25:13 PM »
I recall liking Season 2 overall, too. Moreso than Season 1, but that's entirely because it doesn't piddle around as much with seemingly pointless scenes. The above also makes it feel more like a Super Robot series, a-la G-Gundam...that'll be my next Gundam series, btw. I forgot I was already 15 episodes into a rewatch of it 6 months ago.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem Echoes
« Last post by Aeolus on May 22, 2017, 11:16:13 PM »
I almost got tempted to buy this game on Saturday, but...then I saw this article and decided to wait it out. I'm not against season passes on principle, but I kind of draw the line at charging more for the pass than the game inself. Granted it looks like a lot of stuff, but if there's a chance that they'll re-release it with all the previous content, I'll take it. I waited a long time for Fire Emblem Gaiden to come to the US, and I can wait another year or two to play it if it means getting more content at an affordable price...

That wasn't the case for me, although I went and got the Special Edition. But then if you count the Amiibo as DLC then yeah, I spent more on the DLC than the game. Though to be fair, if this was 1993, I could see myself spending upwards to $90-$100 90s bux on the NES cart (had that actually happened (or I were capable of collecting and spending $100+ bux on a videogame by then (it took a joint effort to get my hands on Megaman X3 and that didn't cost as much (but then I would've probably had missed it altogether back then and I probably would've gotten it through a retro videogame store for like $30 00's bux instead (no I wouldn't, because of that one NP article detailing Zigudo's Holy War would've caught my attention just the same and I would've tracked down Gaiden as a close enough deal, even if I had to have spent Snatcher levels of money on getting it (then again I was stupid enough to walk away from a $30 bux copy of Shining Force CD and I still haven't lived that one down yet (retrogaming is hard))))))).
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Aeolus on May 22, 2017, 11:04:42 PM »
^Well, there's that Astro Boy prequel thing? I guess that's an anime-only thing, though?

Anyways, finished my rewatch of Gundam 00 S1. Great start, intense third act, fantastic finale, but it really dragged in the middle. Just too much bouncing between different people, and not lot of them felt interesting or fleshed out, IMO. Saji & Louise in particulare were a waste of screentime until the laft few episodes, for example. Oh well, I'll dive into Season 2 tomorrow, I guess.

Spoilers,
Spoiler: show
they're an even bigger waste of space in S2.


But then, the Sunrise Season 2 Curse savagely ravaged 00 (and the movie was even worse still).
I like S2 of 00. I mean sure it isn't perfect and it has a radically different tone than S1, but I still like it. I know that is an unpopular opinion, but w/e.

However I will agree that Saji is a complete waste of time throughout the entire series.

Spoiler: show
I do however kind of like Louise in S2...just she gets dragged down by her association with Saji.


Wish we had gotten more from Saji's sister though. I know she was just there for providing context for lore dumps, but I liked her.

Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of a bunch of idiots shouting things like "I AM A GUNDAM!" or "MARIE!" or "I AM NOT MY IDENTICAL TWIN BROTHER!" or "LET'S SING A SONG!". That said, I won't begrudge you for enjoying the idiot shouting "MUSTA BUSHIDO!!!".
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Ranadiel on May 22, 2017, 10:25:28 PM »
^Well, there's that Astro Boy prequel thing? I guess that's an anime-only thing, though?

Anyways, finished my rewatch of Gundam 00 S1. Great start, intense third act, fantastic finale, but it really dragged in the middle. Just too much bouncing between different people, and not lot of them felt interesting or fleshed out, IMO. Saji & Louise in particulare were a waste of screentime until the laft few episodes, for example. Oh well, I'll dive into Season 2 tomorrow, I guess.

Spoilers,
Spoiler: show
they're an even bigger waste of space in S2.


But then, the Sunrise Season 2 Curse savagely ravaged 00 (and the movie was even worse still).
I like S2 of 00. I mean sure it isn't perfect and it has a radically different tone than S1, but I still like it. I know that is an unpopular opinion, but w/e.

However I will agree that Saji is a complete waste of time throughout the entire series.

Spoiler: show
I do however kind of like Louise in S2...just she gets dragged down by her association with Saji.


Wish we had gotten more from Saji's sister though. I know she was just there for providing context for lore dumps, but I liked her.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Aeolus on May 22, 2017, 10:05:59 PM »
^Well, there's that Astro Boy prequel thing? I guess that's an anime-only thing, though?

Anyways, finished my rewatch of Gundam 00 S1. Great start, intense third act, fantastic finale, but it really dragged in the middle. Just too much bouncing between different people, and not lot of them felt interesting or fleshed out, IMO. Saji & Louise in particulare were a waste of screentime until the laft few episodes, for example. Oh well, I'll dive into Season 2 tomorrow, I guess.

Spoilers,
Spoiler: show
they're an even bigger waste of space in S2.


But then, the Sunrise Season 2 Curse savagely ravaged 00 (and the movie was even worse still).
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem Echoes
« Last post by Ranadiel on May 22, 2017, 09:55:43 PM »
I almost got tempted to buy this game on Saturday, but...then I saw this article and decided to wait it out. I'm not against season passes on principle, but I kind of draw the line at charging more for the pass than the game inself. Granted it looks like a lot of stuff, but if there's a chance that they'll re-release it with all the previous content, I'll take it. I waited a long time for Fire Emblem Gaiden to come to the US, and I can wait another year or two to play it if it means getting more content at an affordable price...
Has Nintendo really ever done a "complete edition" of a game? The closest I can think of would be the recent Mario Kart which had all the DLC when ported to the Switch, but I wouldn't really expect Echoes to get a port a year from now since there is a new FE coming for the Switch. So I'd put the chances of them doing a rerelease with all DLC at 0%. If you want to try to wait it out for a price drop, that is your business, but I wouldn't recommend waiting on something that isn't going to happen.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on May 22, 2017, 09:15:22 PM »
^Well, there's that Astro Boy prequel thing? I guess that's an anime-only thing, though?

Anyways, finished my rewatch of Gundam 00 S1. Great start, intense third act, fantastic finale, but it really dragged in the middle. Just too much bouncing between different people, and not lot of them felt interesting or fleshed out, IMO. Saji & Louise in particulare were a waste of screentime until the laft few episodes, for example. Oh well, I'll dive into Season 2 tomorrow, I guess.
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