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« Reply #1425 on: July 14, 2014, 07:33:31 PM »

Made it to the swamp in Wizardry 8. I like the dungeons, but there don't seem to be that many of them so far. Mostly it seems to be a lot of big empty field areas where it's really easy to accidentally trigger a battle with every enemy on the map, so I've been doing a lot of running away. At the moment I'm trying my best to avoid these near-impossible horses that cast reflect on themselves and then attack you with all the worst status ailments. And they're faster than any of my party, so I can't silence or disable them with other spells either.

DPB, the mods I linked at you make triggering combat with distant enemies a lot more bearable. Eventually you get into fight with ranged enemies that take a million year to get into YOUR attack range. At which point you need the fast walk mod or the game becomes unplayable.

Anyway, copy of Espgaluda 2 came. I'm going to need a menu translation. This is really text heavy for a shmup. I should probably get the rest of Cave's region-free 360 stuff.
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« Reply #1426 on: July 14, 2014, 07:44:55 PM »

DRAKENGARD 3/ I can't believe I'm following through with this game considering how turned off by it I was initially. Almost at Chapter 6 and totally hooked. The gameplay really does prove addictive in spite of the repetition once you get the hang of which weapons you like to use in combo with one another. Narratively speaking, I just have never really played anything like this. The script of this game is so blatantly offensive, leaving no room for sympathy yet I've somehow ended up caring about and appreciating Zero a great deal. In a shallow sense, I've found other members of the cast to just be cool or weird enough to prove memorable. I like the way the game sort of drives home just how wicked and disgusting just about EVERYONE is! I feel like ultimately it really pokes fun at human nature in a satirical way. I'm probably reading too much into it though.

Otherwise, in my efforts to occupy my time from now til Xillia 2 and clear some "gaming Kharma" I finally arrived at a lovely foil to my action-ee time with Drakengard. This is BIG for me guys, as I never have had the patience/drive to move into post game anything really. Well its finally time to give it a go I think, as I've been CRAVING some strategy... Post game Disgaea here I come! LoL

To kick it off I re-made/re-named my team.



Please don't be offended if you are not in the list, or now a prinny.

Truly, the naming was pretty random. I already had Klyde, Tomara was obvious and then everyone else was pretty much just a matter of going down the list and re-naming. Although for some reason I felt it very fitting to make Dice the Archer and Dincrest the Monk.....

I figure I'm just gonna dibble and dabble in post game Disgaea and maybe X-Com Enemy Within until Xillia 2 comes out instead of trying to squeeze in a play-through of something else. There is certainly enough content in either to comfortably fill the void I believe.
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« Reply #1427 on: July 14, 2014, 07:52:38 PM »

Please don't be offended if you are not in the list, or now a prinny.

I made you Shadow in my FF6 and this is how you repay me?
Pffff I ain't waiting for nobody comes floating continent!
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« Reply #1428 on: July 14, 2014, 08:45:39 PM »

I finished Lost in the Rain last night.

It was a nice diversion but is this what "indie" games are like?

It didn't feel.....I don't know. Very substantial. Or Japanese, considering it who it was developed by. 

It felt a bit Ico-lite, but I did see Ueda's name in the credits, so I guess that shouldn't be surprising.

Not a terrible game but nothing ground breaking either.
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« Reply #1429 on: July 14, 2014, 09:38:17 PM »

@Lard: I've noticed that Japanese indie games... have a tendency to be rather poor compared to their Western counterparts for some reason. Although this is actually skewed because a lot of the best stuff comes out of Comiket apparently and /never gets localized or released for broader consumption/. Like, Hellsinker and Crimzon Clover are REALLY well regarded. CC didn't get any sort of digital distribution until a month ago, which was years after its release. The English version of Hellsinker was released as part of a groupees bundle and you can't get it anywhere else.

The huge irony here is that La Mulana and Cave Story had a pretty big impact on recent Western indie game development -- Pixel's style was THE indie aesthetic for the better part of a decade in the west -- but I don't think this really had the same effect in Japan?

idk why this is. I'm under the impression that PC gaming in Japan never really took off like in the west (or rather fell out of favor at some point. MSX and some of NEC's things were popular in the early nineties I think and I'm aware of quality indie stuff coming out of those, and I'm also aware that some of the better recent indie Japanese games were remakes of stuff originally released on those platforms. Or they never got ported to anything else, so... good luck sorting through a bunch of Japanese freeware from a decade or two ago for platforms that no longer exist?), and, well, PC's the platform most amenable to indie development.

Of course you DO get pretentious artsy games without much substance in the west too -- this is pretty much Tale of Tales' calling card -- but this is looked down upon unless you have a cool mechanic to back it up


... Wait did you mean indie as in independently developed, or indie as in /indie/.
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« Reply #1430 on: July 14, 2014, 09:57:26 PM »

Please don't be offended if you are not in the list, or now a prinny.

I made you Shadow in my FF6 and this is how you repay me?
Pffff I ain't waiting for nobody comes floating continent!

Don't get upset just yet my friend! Many more characters are on the way.... Actually I'll do u one better..... I need to make alot of of the monster class characters, u can pick yours! If work gets done on schedule tonite I should be crafting a netherworld annubis incarnation at about 5am (northeast netherworld of America time)

EDIT: Just so everyone knows.. the reason this is so random is this is my post game team. Hence a renaming of my original team. Thus no one was "made" per se....  Trying to fit appropriate peeps with characters in this case would be maddening. In fact I have a few more to rename that WILL NOT be gender appropriate.

In other words. DO NOT TAKE OFFENSE!!! I need names folks, and I want yours in my post game madness dammit!

Don't fret, we will all most likely take a back seat to the necessity to use the story characters anyhow.




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« Reply #1431 on: July 14, 2014, 10:30:06 PM »

FIGHTING COMMANDER 4 -- Play-Asia

For fighting games this is almost perfect for me, only thing is missing there is the analogs. I got all excited when I randomly found this between all the talk there was online about EVO last week.
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« Reply #1432 on: July 15, 2014, 12:16:06 AM »

Vesperia's total shit and I'm hugely upset with myself for thinking it wouldn't be. Guess I should've gone with a PS3 instead. Oh well, fuck me for being a chronic idiot.
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« Reply #1433 on: July 15, 2014, 02:26:11 AM »

... Wait did you mean indie as in independently developed, or indie as in /indie/.

I don't know what the difference is. It's why I hate the term indie. It's become a blanket statement for tons of stuff and it's dumb.
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« Reply #1434 on: July 15, 2014, 03:05:33 AM »

(Yay, I destroy things with magic! :D

To me, Dice will always be the dedicated healer. She had that Estelle avatar for the longest time and when she was in Final Fantasy, she was that potions chugging white mage. So, if I'm going to put RPGfan members in the next Disgaea game, Dice is going to heal things with magic.)

Meanwhile, I'm playing Ys Book II (PC), in which I also destroy things with magic. It's weird how this game is so modern and absolutely retro at the same time. Of course there's the bump mechanic, which seems to be designed by someone who thought programming an attack button was hard. But it's so fun and fluid! And then there's the dungeons. They're old school maze-like with a lot of similar rooms and corridors, but they're also filled with events, even compared to many modern games.

@ indie thing: nowadays I just seperate games into 'small', 'big' and 'triple A'. Most indie games and lots of retro games are small. I'm really into small games right now, that's why I'm playing things like old Ys and Cthulhu Saves the World. Some of these small games have a big impact on the player, others are just fun diversions. You can buy these games for less than 15 and you'll probably finish them in less than 10 hours, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Big games are the avarage console/handheld/pc games, the type you'd pay 40-50 for if you buy them soon after they're released. These games are fancier, featuring more cutscenes, better graphics or simply a ton more content. Triple A is simply triple A: big games with really big budgets. I'll grab the rare AAA-title I'm interested when it drops down to 20. Which is like 6 months after release. Sure, the publisher would prefer it if I pre-ordered the hell out of it, but if they're going to print a bazillion copies anyway, I'm going to wait a while and let capitalism work in my favour.
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« Reply #1435 on: July 15, 2014, 04:01:14 AM »

@Lard: I've noticed that Japanese indie games... have a tendency to be rather poor compared to their Western counterparts for some reason. Although this is actually skewed because a lot of the best stuff comes out of Comiket apparently and /never gets localized or released for broader consumption/. Like, Hellsinker and Crimzon Clover are REALLY well regarded. CC didn't get any sort of digital distribution until a month ago, which was years after its release. The English version of Hellsinker was released as part of a groupees bundle and you can't get it anywhere else.

The huge irony here is that La Mulana and Cave Story had a pretty big impact on recent Western indie game development -- Pixel's style was THE indie aesthetic for the better part of a decade in the west -- but I don't think this really had the same effect in Japan?

idk why this is. I'm under the impression that PC gaming in Japan never really took off like in the west (or rather fell out of favor at some point. MSX and some of NEC's things were popular in the early nineties I think and I'm aware of quality indie stuff coming out of those, and I'm also aware that some of the better recent indie Japanese games were remakes of stuff originally released on those platforms. Or they never got ported to anything else, so... good luck sorting through a bunch of Japanese freeware from a decade or two ago for platforms that no longer exist?), and, well, PC's the platform most amenable to indie development.

Of course you DO get pretentious artsy games without much substance in the west too -- this is pretty much Tale of Tales' calling card -- but this is looked down upon unless you have a cool mechanic to back it up


... Wait did you mean indie as in independently developed, or indie as in /indie/.

IIRC, Japan's PC market was barely even an afterthought until the late 90s when Microsoft finally started making headways into Japan's PC market and made using PCs a lot more accessible. The NEC and MSX stuff (along with the Sharp and FM stuffs) were predominately business style computers that had little to no thought put in to non business related functions that gaming rigs require (which is why you have games like Ys 1 and 2 where the limitations of the PC-88 forced Falcom to implement that Bump and Grind mechanic), and even by the mid 90s they still weren't dedicated gaming devices and couldn't keep up to consoles or arcades. By that point though, the market was already dominated by porn and thus continues to remain an afterthought. In fact, it was the arcade machines that Japan's game industry originated and grew from (and is the primary reason why arcades are still an active market in Japan, even in spite of the fact that consoles have more or less caught up with dedicated arcade machines).


Anyways, that's not what I came here to post about. What I came here to post about was that 3rd Birthday crap because I'm finally having my way with the game since beating Insane mode. I've now completed a second run of Hard Mode to unlock both the second to last weapon and the final costume, I've also gone back and completed case trainings of that crap ass section of Chapter 2 for both Deadly and Insane modes. I'm now currently on Easy mode and after a quick run through of that, I'll do the hardest Easy mode run to see how far I can get in it.


Ninja Edit: And I don't recognize my Disguya (probably from not having played a Disgaea since the original on the PS2).
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« Reply #1436 on: July 15, 2014, 05:48:49 AM »

Super tempted to pick up the 2k humble and go on a Bioshock binge (once I'm done replaying Dead Space), especially since I'm pretty sure that the second week bonus games will include Borderlands GOTY (I will be very surprised if it doesn't).
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« Reply #1437 on: July 15, 2014, 07:02:57 AM »


Ninja Edit: And I don't recognize my Disguya (probably from not having played a Disgaea since the original on the PS2).
You are a hero....or was it dark hero? Maybe Prinny ranger? That's the general gist of the class at least, I forget its proper name.
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« Reply #1438 on: July 15, 2014, 07:39:07 AM »

That class is usually called a Masked Hero and it's in D3, D4, and DD2.  They have good movement range and SPD, and usually equip fists or guns.  I use them for Item World running. 
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« Reply #1439 on: July 15, 2014, 08:58:39 AM »

Cross-topic quote!

Annubis you are the thief. Now, before you go off about how the choice was not fitting let me explain myself.

Let me stop you right there and say I always play thieves/rogue whenever the class is available.
I'm a goddamn kleptomaniac in RPGs.
I even had "steal" macroed to my attacks in WoW on my rogue so that I could steal infinitely small amounts of bronze coins every time I attacked from stealth (WoW is a clear case of steal being useless. Blizzard clearly wanted to make sure rogues wouldn't be richer than other classes...)
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