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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Klutz64 on April 27, 2017, 05:04:06 PM »
So, Mementos...

Spoiler: show
As you get to the lower levels, the metaphor isn't particularly subtle, huh?
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Tomara on April 27, 2017, 03:58:30 PM »
And that was Gundam SEED Destiny. It was not good.

Insanely unlikable characters (aka Shinn) aside, the plot was a mess. It felt like the writer(s) wanted to put certain scenes in there, but had no clue how to plot a reasonable course to those scenes. One of the results being, of course, some very impressive plot armour for the most important characters. Another thing I could not stand is how (conveniently) stupid characters are at times. If it weren't for all the plot armour, the death count would be just about... all of the characters. A late series example: injured pilot who can't even walk on his own is allowed to go out in a mobile suit. This is really stupid. When the battle is over, he faints and loses control of his MS, which has to be brought in by another pilot. Only once he's pulled out of the cockpit and the other characters finally figure out he reopened all of his wounds and is bleeding out, they call for a stretcher and medics. This is incredibly stupid. Those medics should have been on standby in the hangar the moment that mobile suit launched.

And as pointed out before, there are too many recaps, flashbacks and reused footage. They pretty much recycled parts of the script as well. Really made it a chore to binge watch. If it weren't for Athrun and some other characters I genuinely liked, I'm not sure I'd have been able to get through it.

On the upside, I finished a bunch of crochet projects! :D
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Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Heroes of the Storm Thread
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on April 27, 2017, 02:58:26 PM »
big 2.0 update just happened, they're basically giving you 20 characters for free and implementing a whole new loot box system. I would say give it a shot if you haven't already, skins are actually obtainable without buying them now.

Now that's the news I needed to hear.

EDIT: Or not. Guess it was worth a shot, but this just isn't my thing...
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Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Last post by Electricb7 on April 27, 2017, 01:31:59 PM »
The only tales game that I have ever played was Tales of Xillia. I got what I expected from it. Nothing blew me away but I had a decent enough of a time.

I was working while listening so I cant recall if it was said in the last episode but what is the casts best Tales game?
Also thanks for warning me about how bad Tales of Phantasia GBA is. I have that mint in box somewhere and would have opened it someday. Might as well leave boxed.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Rook on April 27, 2017, 12:14:00 PM »
All this time I never knew there was a Crest of the Stars 3 (Seikai no Monshou). Well its 2 OVAs + a 1 OVA preview but still very good. Space/sci-fi anime sometimes looks better and more real when its hand-drawn. Even when broadcasted in SD.
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General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« Last post by Mickeymac92 on April 27, 2017, 11:59:14 AM »
What an interesting coincidence, that around the same time several members around here have caught the Gundam Anime bug,  the latest Gundam Versus game would get announced for a western release, huh? Well, I'm certainly looking forward to getting in some giant robot action later this Autumn.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by glassjawsh on April 27, 2017, 10:48:39 AM »
Screw it. Thunderblight Ganon is a dick (only Blight Ganon that has the capacity to straight up oneshot you without weird shenanigans), and it takes way too long to work my way back up to him just to instantly die during his second phase.

Plus, I'd like to actually play the game and I don't have the kind of time necessary to waste on trying to hardnose it anymore.

I may come back to this challenge again someday when I actually have the time to go for it.

^ this is where the Switch really comes in handy.  Playing on the go was about the only way I could fit in the 127 hours it took me to beat BotW.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Tomara on April 27, 2017, 09:30:56 AM »
Right now, all I know is that there's a Destiny Plan and that it's super bad. Since this is Gundam, I'll assume this means either (the equivalent of) a colony drop or a not!Death Star.

The Destiny Plan is actually what cements Durandal as a great antagonist.

Only four episodes left to go and that much is obvious. I'm not entirely sure how he plans on implementing it though, because it sounds like something that will need several generations to take hold. And even then... Well, unless you eliminate free will from the equation, people will keep wanting things they don't/can't have. That's human nature. Plus, what about basic economics? Like, you might excel at something, but what if many of those jobs were made obsolete due to technological advancements? What's supposed to happen to those people? And even aside from that, doing what you're good at is no shortcut to happiness.
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Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Heroes of the Storm Thread
« Last post by kofvscapcom on April 27, 2017, 09:18:17 AM »
big 2.0 update just happened, they're basically giving you 20 characters for free and implementing a whole new loot box system. I would say give it a shot if you haven't already, skins are actually obtainable without buying them now.
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Annubis on April 27, 2017, 08:07:26 AM »
Right now, all I know is that there's a Destiny Plan and that it's super bad. Since this is Gundam, I'll assume this means either (the equivalent of) a colony drop or a not!Death Star.

The Destiny Plan is actually what cements Durandal as a great antagonist.
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