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General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2019
« on: April 07, 2019, 01:16:34 PM »
So far in 2019 I've beaten the Dusk trilogy: Ateliers Ayesha, Escha&Logy, Shallie. All "Plus" versions (Vita).

Not sure what will come next. Probably Octopath.

And here I was just thinking that maybe I should TRY Atelier Rorona again.  IDK.  I have a hard time with anime games. '^__^

Octopath is an excellent choice, my man.  Please do so.

Yeah, you were totally right about Octopath. I went in HARD and it blew my mind. I'm pretty sure I did ... ALL the things. But with rumors of a PC port coming, I may end up doing it all again. Because it was that good.

Meanwhile, I've also sunk a stupid amount of time into Langrisser Mobile (mostly for the "Time Rift" mode where I'm playing officially localized versions of Langrisser I, II/Der, and III campaigns ... and word is they're working on IV and V).

I also cleared Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, and I just DL'ed "Episode Ardyn" for FFXV, hoping it makes for a decent farewell to a game I loved more than most people seemed to.

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General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2019
« on: February 08, 2019, 11:25:17 PM »
So far in 2019 I've beaten the Dusk trilogy: Ateliers Ayesha, Escha&Logy, Shallie. All "Plus" versions (Vita).

Not sure what will come next. Probably Octopath.

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What about it appealed me? Something like what Alisha said, but in reverse. I LOVE having playable female characters. All female character parties are awesome! I loved FFX-2.

So I actually waited awhile to start FFXV because I didn't really have motivation to start. From the time it switched from VsXIII to XV, I had low expectations. I had heard all the jokes about bromance road trips and boys' club whatever-ever, and how Lunafreya was a non-entity. So ... perhaps the low bar I had set in my mind is a big part of what made me enjoy it.

But honestly ... I really *did* like Noctis' friends. Noctis himself ... meh. But I quickly came to appreciate each of the other guys for who they were. Keep in mind, I went into this game like ... a month ago. So I had all expanded content and DLC.

Gameplay: I loved the combat. I loved all the side quests. I loved the world itself. I loved driving and listening to classic FF tunes. I loved that crazy bonus dungeon "Pitioss" -- puzzle platforming insanity.

I cried during the events of Ch. 9. I *didn't need* to know what fueled the romance between Noctis and Luna. I've seen enough media. They give you enough to get the point. Playing that dual role of fiancee and world-healer Oracle, that was interesting. Feel free to call her one-sided, but her strength and resolve explains itself. I loved the idea that while I played my part, there was someone else playing their part across an ocean.

Ardyn is a weak villain. Prompto's "reveal" could have been handled better. But I still loved the ending.

And finally ... Cosmogony. Giving *specific* story roles to those six traditional FF Eidolons/summons was fantastic. They've never been so large, looming, and daunting before IMO. They also haven't had this much personality (to my knowledge) since FFVI.

I will say ... having gotten all available trophies ... the "Comrades" multiplayer is not fun.

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I could've lived without a Noctis DLC (I mean ... didn't we just play the whole game as Noctis?). But I was very hopeful for Episodes Aranea & Lunafreya. Sigh...

Hopefully the Ardyn expansion makes for a decent prequel.

I honestly enjoyed this game a great deal.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Romancing SaGa 3 on Vita!
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:11:26 AM »
https://gematsu.com/2018/09/romancing-saga-3-remaster-launches-for-all-platforms-in-early-2019-in-japan-romancing-saga-re-universe-announced-for-smartphones

Necroing this thread because the ball is finally rolling on this. Sadly, it'll be 2019 before Japan gets it (so we'll be lucky to get it before the end of the decade), but at least its coming to all the systems (and the Vita too, even though its dead Jim (and has been for months)).

Meanwhile, they're apparently working on another mobage SaGa title that I have zero interest in.

I'm so glad about RS3. Like, crazy glad.

As for Vita production ending ... it's not quite dead yet. I had to install a system/firmware update last week on it, so ... they're still paying some attention. And games are still being published. It's just ... on life support. Or in hospice, or something. :P

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best non physical Switch rpg
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:11:15 PM »
Romancing SaGa 2.

I have my biases. To that end, I totally agree with this statement. ^_^

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The theme song has been out for awhile. But with the E3 conference confirming the official release date of Jan29, 2019, I'm getting more and more psyched about KH3.

I gotta say, I am FALLING IN LOVE with Hikaru Utada's new theme song "Don't Think Twice" ("Oath" or "Chikai" in Japanese). With all the non-numbered KH games released, they've been getting by on remixes of "Hikari" / "Simple&Clean" and "Passion" / "Sanctuary" for a loooooooong time. Utada had been inactive in recording new music for awhile there. And it's rather fortuitous that she decided to get back to writing and recording new music just as KH3 is *finally* coming out.

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1o-Ew1fhH8
Japanese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE4LmUUqNiQ

I think I prefer the English version so far ... which is strange, because I definitely prefer the Japanese versions on KH1 and KH2.

But, if KH3 follows tradition, the version we've been given here is the "slow" or "original' version that will be used during intense emotional moments and/or end credits. There may well be a pumped-up fast-tempo remix for the intro that we haven't seen yet. After all, the game's intro sequence probably won't be revealed for some time (though if they play it *at* E3 I will lose my mind).

What do you all think of the new KH3 theme song?

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RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom OST
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:28:16 PM »
I love Wayo records. I have multiple prints from them, if only to save money compared to the Japanese version. Legend of Legacy, the firs NnK, a few others. I will probably pick this up as well, next paycheck. :)

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 16, 2018, 05:12:03 AM »
There was indeed a Cho Aniki JRPG, on WonderSwan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNkERzq36g0

I reviewed the soundtrack for it too. :)

http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/choaniki/

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General Discussions / Re: PS4 or Vita?
« on: April 26, 2018, 12:14:08 AM »
they are not making games for vita anymore really. In the us anyway.

It remains a great outlet for Visual Novels. :)

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The Soundroom / Re: Annual soundtracks of the year?
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:03:13 PM »
Yo. The upcoming thing Neal's talking about? It's so legit. You'll love it. :)

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I love posting in this thread I made.

Here, I wrote about every single piece of music published for the TV Anime. And also mused more about why I love this show so much...

http://www.originalsoundversion.com/wherein-we-discuss-all-things-scums-wish-kuzu-no-honkai-review-osts-and-singles/

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RPGFan Music Discussion / NieR Automata Arrange album -- too good!
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:00:17 PM »
Haven't self-posted in awhile. But um...

http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/nier-automata-arr/index.html

This. You should be listening to this. Track 10 is crazy good. Most of the tracks are crazy good.

(the unreleased disc, however, can generally be ignored. Unless you think it's fun to listen to the CEOs of Square Enix and Platinum Games saying stuff to the rhythm of a song).

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*bump*

because Amazon discontinued their premium channel "Anime Strike," Scum's Wish is now available to all Amazon Prime users at no additional cost.

So like ... go watch it. Seriously.

Also ... I picked up the Japanese DVDs for vol.4 and vol.5 because they contained the OST as bonus CDs (in two parts). I also picked up opening and ending theme singles, LE version with DVD music videos. I will probably write reviews of all this on Original Sound Version. Because um ... the music is part of what makes this TV Anime so amazing.

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