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 on: November 26, 2014, 07:04:18 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Klutz64
Would it make you feel more fiscally responsible if I admitted to buying both the song and costume season passes for Project Diva F 2nd, bringing the amount of money I've spent on that one game to $140?

 on: November 26, 2014, 07:00:18 PM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Klutz64
Outside of something general like "What's the haps?" I think this is the most schizophrenic thread I've seen since I started posting here.

 on: November 26, 2014, 06:47:20 PM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Klyde Chroma
Yep Tifa was awesome, the woman stereotype I hate the most is the princess who is always running around in high heels being protected and never standing up for themselves. Most recent JRPGs are really bad about being sexist which is probably yet another reason why I have less games I enjoy. The Hyperdimension games are really bad a I mean your whole cast is basically women who transform into to their slut suits and run around. I didn't play conception 2 but just the definition made me say wtf it was like bang bunchs of girls and make star babies to fight with you ?!?! wth lol

I think I may be completely alone in this but I totally loved Hyperdimension for feeling like the whole enchilada was more of a sarcastic stab at exploiting Sailor-Slut-Suit-Transformation troupes rather than capitalizing on it. The games are self-aware to a sickening degree that really drove home that sarcasm in my eyes.

In other words, and I know I am probably totally off base here, I really appreciated Hyperdimension for more or less poking fun at sexist archetypes and low brow pervy humor. At face value it seems like just another niche' game with common "lets break the 4th wall" jargon until you realized it is sort of making fun of precisely those things.

The best part of Hyper though for me was some of the enjoyable gameplay elements. Above-average and clever humor coupled with total creative control over the transformation palette had me easily overlooking a lot of the rough edges.

Bare in mind I am huge Sailor Moon fan and probably overtly-enjoy anything that pays homage to the shallow magical girl concept.

On that note I still need to play Victory with Victory 2 on the horizon.

And now I wonder what would an opposite gender FF15 would be like.  Methinks it would be like a fantasy version of Thelma and Louise. 

I sort of wish that was the case now that you bring it up. It most cases, it has historically been the Final Fantasy females that have always proved more memorable to me. With the exception of a ninja or two and maybe a Paladin here or there the FF Chickee's win out in each title hands down for me.

 on: November 26, 2014, 06:33:05 PM 
Started by Jimmy - Last post by Dincrest
Grim, I was iffy on that too, but it grew on me.  My mom also had to be sold on that idea, and she grew to like it as well.  Yeah, my mom is an avid fantasy reader (she could read Lord of the Rings a million times over and never get tired of it), and I turned her onto Song of Ice and Fire and Mistborn.  So we often read the same books and discuss them.  

As for my reading, well... as several of you know, I'm an aspiring voice over artist and thanks to the guidance of my coach, I auditioned to narrate two brief audiobooks and I nailed both auditions.  I recently finished my first one (a short travel guide for Dubai and am working on my second one (a short guide about sugar addiction).  

...so I'm officially a voice over artist, more specifically an audiobook narrator. 

 on: November 26, 2014, 06:32:05 PM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by MeshGearFox
@ Mesh... I don't know if you are at/near/past the start of Disc 4 yet but for the love of god, take the time to search and revisit lots o places if you are not/haven't already.

I haven't actually played any games in like, two weeks now?

... I think I might grab Re:Volver and Jade Penetrate Black Package from steam to try and shock myself out of my non-interest in gaming. I find that gaming actually DOES improve my mental state, so'p.

-- edit --

Played Valkyria briefly. I feel like the game actively encourages save/reload tactics until you stumble on to whatever optimal route through a mission is going to get you the A rank. Trying to play intelligently by making use of cover and sending proper backup along is too slow to get A ranks.

 on: November 26, 2014, 06:25:28 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Klyde Chroma
Well I officially spoiled myself for the holiday. WAAAAAY more than I planned to or felt comfortable with. I am not even gonna get into what I bought myself this week cause I feel like a fool. I just need to tell on myself here to alleviate some guilt.

In defense of my foolish spending my grand total savings having capitilized on some rather stupid-good deals is roughly 500-550 US bucks altogether. Saving that amount of coin made justifying the new toys a bit easier.

Now I don't want to leave my house for ummmm... ever..??

 on: November 26, 2014, 06:17:39 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Dice
Is the male hero really wielding a fucking gunaxe?

Sometimes shooting someone to death just isn't enough..... especially in videogames where a slash with a sword or a shot with a bullet merely takes off small "increments of health" at a time!

 on: November 26, 2014, 06:13:11 PM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Klyde Chroma
LOST ODYSSEY/After blitzing my way to roughly 45 hours in on Lost Odyssey, I realized I was reaching that nervous anticipation of "gotta see the end" and decided to give it a breather. I HATE when I get so into completing a game cause I am enjoying seeing it through that I skip content. Clearly there is A LOT of content on Disc 4. Curbing my enthusiasm to move the plot forward, I spent 5 hours questin' around and whatnot.

Almost had my enthusiasm dashed with a boss fight cleverly placed a fair distance from my last save after a terribly time consuming puzzle. Way to coax me into blowing some choice items to ensure victory. Evil design choice-LoL

What I really love thus far about the optional content is the narrative reward. Rarely do I see the pay-off of eager exploration result in such mind-blowing story development. It almost seems like a gamble of a design choice to me, because some stuff I clearly could have missed would most certainly have left me feeling a lack of closure. In short, Lost Odyssey really makes the efforts of exploration feel worthwhile to a degree I don't often experience.

@ Mesh... I don't know if you are at/near/past the start of Disc 4 yet but for the love of god, take the time to search and revisit lots o places if you are not/haven't already.

MURAMASA REBIRTH/ Hated the difficulty settings at first. Legend = invincible and chaos = retarded handicap, or so it seemed. Now I am really seeing the brilliance in Chaos mode. The scaling enemies make the ideal approach to progression based on speed and NOT leveling or fighting unneeded battles. Once I got this the pace of the game became awesome. Can't say I've really ever liked the mechanic of scaling enemy levels but it works in spades with Muramasa to keep me moving pretty swift like, I must say.

Don't think you got bad based on your description of the final fight. Easiest way to tell would be to check your trophy collection as each of the endings has a different trophy.

Yeah it was the normal one. I did the true one since.

I LOVED the contrast in the endings. One solidified Lugar as one of my favorite protags ever thanks to the freedom they give you to have things play out as you saw fit (or at least I saw fit). Brilliant scripting. Alternatively, the other ending frames Luger as a complete failure by way of the overall underwhelming tone. Both gave me the distinct sense that my choice really had some weight.

I know quite a few people had drastically different feelings about the endings but they really worked very well on different levels to me. That is, all EXCEPT the arena ending. I felt totally cheated given the time and effort it took me to get that one.

 on: November 26, 2014, 06:06:04 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Monsoon
Honestly, I'd rather have some kind of follow-up to Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki, even if it didn't have any Ys characters, but whatever.  This could be pretty cool. 

 on: November 26, 2014, 06:03:59 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Arklight
The axe gets in the way of the sights, and if you wanted to hold it so the blade was facing down you would have to turn the RIFLE UPSIDE DOWN. It is a gunaxe which cannot possibly function as EITHER OF THOSE THINGS. Nice.

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