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1  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: April 19, 2014, 07:23:36 PM
Am currently on vacation, which means I'm having a 3DS with me for Streetpasses and Fire Emblem: Awakening... where I'm currently grinding Renown and supports, which actually went faster than I thought, haha.
2  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: April 19, 2014, 07:16:59 PM
Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros for 3DS/Wii U: I want them so bad.

Also, Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe! May is gonna be a good month for me.

Also, that Tomodachi Life thing is so good. :D
3  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Eagles Eye: The Vigilant Gamers News on: April 19, 2014, 06:49:39 PM
Well, reading the NeoGAF thread about it, it would seem that they're doing it because they aren't on solid financial ground.

An interesting bit of info came out of that discussion, though: it seems SE walked out on gentleman's agreement at the last minute on numerous occasions and were kinda douchy to Sony in general, apparently (this comes from insiders, so it's always a good idea to take it with a pinch of salt).

I always thought it was because Sony buying SE's shares were as a gesture of goodwill to help a struggling company after the Spirits Within bomb, and that they now don't need to keep them anymore.

@D3DIZ: I'd love to have me some translated Ultimanias. Particularly on the KH series.
4  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: March 26, 2014, 09:38:15 PM
Played a lot of Streetpass games. I think I have a Nintendo Zone in the city I frequent because I got a lot of hits this time.
5  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Eagles Eye: The Vigilant Gamers News on: March 26, 2014, 09:36:43 PM
Apparently not. They really have bought it.
6  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: March 25, 2014, 12:37:14 PM
Fire Emblem Awakening.

Currently doing a Female Avatar file.
7  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: [Wii U][Monolith Soft] X: Media, Speculation, and Analysis on: February 14, 2014, 04:02:56 PM
Battle gameplay looks like more Xenoblade.

More Xenoblade is awesome! B)
8  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: February 12, 2014, 03:49:36 PM
so... getting a 3ds today... what should i get besides pokemon 

Fire Emblem: Awakening
Resident Evil: Revelations (if you like portability- it got ported to consoles with a bit of additional content)
Kid Icarus: Uprising (though, it's not friendly to lefties)
Super Mario 3D Land
Virtue's Last Reward (it's classified as a standalone entry, but the narrative is more potent if you've played the prequel, 999, on the DS- I REALLY suggest you play it before VLR)
or Dead or Alive: Dimensions (a summary game of DoA to DoA 4).

These are currently my favorites. Though, you should take into consideration that 999, VLR, and Fire Emblem (especially) are hard to find.

Besides those, you should also get Bravely Default if you like classic FF RPGs. Its battles are just so damned fun (though it can be a bit of a drag near the end).
9  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: [Wii U][Monolith Soft] X: Media, Speculation, and Analysis on: January 20, 2014, 09:40:14 AM
Sounds good to me.
10  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: January 19, 2014, 01:58:25 PM
Going back to Fire Emblem after having completed Bravely Default.

May do a New Game+ on Bravely Default though.
11  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: January 10, 2014, 05:22:15 PM
Bravely Default. Seeing job combinations and completing the stuff never gets old.
12  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: January 06, 2014, 10:01:09 AM
Like I said, I'm not arguing with any of the intricacies surrounding its battle system, but the nature of it. It's like fixing up that old bicycle in your shed; you can give it a new paint job, tighten the brakes, and replace the tires, and that'd all be great, but, in the end, if you leave it with that old, rusted chain, the effort doesn't amount to much. Ask yourself if there's anything in Bravely Default's battle system couldn't be done in a real-time or action battle system. Is it really necessary that it
restricts your control over everything,
has you combing through menus,
or subjects you to the glacial pacing of TB battle system fights?

Do you know part of the reason why people despise QTE sequences in games? It's because it restricts the input of the player. You press the required button/button combination, and during that time, a sequence of events plays out, and you, the player, no longer have any control over anything that happens onscreen. It's the same deal with most TB battle systems. Want to move your character for strategic advantage? Nope; can't. Want to attack? Nope; have to wait your turn. Want to switch characters? Nope; gotta wait for their turn to come up. My point is that Bravely Default can be everything it is now without any of the restrictions and would most certainly be a better game for it.

What you describe to me sounds very much like Shin Megami Tensei IV. You have to play smartly, look for boss's weaknesses, and can't mindlessly attack and expect to win. Yet, it still suffers from the same issues that arise from having a TB system. It's fine that you're tiring of Tales of systems, but I brought it up because it offers you the kind of freedom, like the rest of those games, you would expect from a modern JRPG.

The kind of thinking that I have to do is something I sorely miss in most TB JRPGs, and even action RGPs. Most of the time, only a few enemies and bosses stay memorable to me, because those actually had me think about how to beat them, and I've always wished that most JRPG bosses stayed that memorable. Tales tired me out because the battles eventually offered no challenge at all after a while, once I had learned how to do stuff. Bravely Default at least lets me stay awake because I have to approach battles, and especially bosses, with care, lest I crash and burn.

But let's just agree to disagree and put this issue to rest.
13  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: January 04, 2014, 06:59:19 PM
I've actually gone tired of the Tales battle systems, and I can't say anything about the rest of them (Except that Xenoblade is still the best thing), but what Bravely Default did is to evolve the turn-based battle system. You have to pay attention to what the boss does, you have to pay attention to what the enemy does, and you have to have backup strategies for when your tried-and-true attacks don't work. The game may not challenge your skill as much, but it does challenge your brain, and it challenges it good. This is not a turn-based JRPG where you can just mindlessly hit on enemies (and bosses), but it's a turn-based JRPG where they're actually expecting you to think and pay attention, and on that point the game delivers! The planner and strategizer in me is shivering with delight, and it just feels so carthartic when everything comes together and I beat the bosses.

And no, not even grinding will take away from this, as the Endgame bosses are expecting you to be at max level for everything.
14  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: January 04, 2014, 03:37:19 PM
The Brave and Default system: Everyone starts every battle at 0 BP (unless one side gets Brave Attack at the start of the turn, then that side starts with 1 BP). Every action you and the enemy take cost at least one BP, but after one turn ends, you get one BP back. You can either Default to halve all damage against you (except fixed damage and some moves designed to break through Default), or you can Brave in order to take up to 4 actions at once. Default is the only action that doesn't cost BP, which means that you can play it safe and save up your BP (up to 3), or you could blow all 4 braves in order to try to defeat all the enemies, and risk putting your BP in the negative (which means they skip that character's turn when the next turn where someone can take an action get to go... and the character does not get the Default effect while they're paying their debts because that's the price for overestimating your power and trying to blow your load all at once).

Most encounters are designed so that you're able to KO most enemies if you go for the risk, but some encounters feature enemies that can be very dangerous if your BP is in the negative and you have no one to shield you from their actions. Not to mention that the enemy is also bound by the Brave and Default system and can thus do the very same things I've described here to you (and that's very dangerous to be on the receiving end of, if you aren't defaulting on the turn that they do this). Eventually, you and the enemy get actions that carry a BP cost in addition to the usual 1 BP, as well as skills and abilities that lets you manipulate BP or benefit from risky play or careful savings, whether on your end or the enemy's.

One thing I like about this system is that it benefits the entertainment regarding boss fights: Since the bosses are bound by the same BP rules as you, they all get different patterns: Some like to Default in order to use their abilities without risk; others happily put themselves in the red in order to take multiple actions or do a powerful attack. Some do both. And since just about every boss has different moves and unique patterns, no boss fight plays exactly the same: You might be happily wailing on one boss only to have it pull off a status effect/multiple attacks/AoE/curative ability, and suddently you are on the defensive again and are biding your time, waiting for the opportunity to favor you again as the boss proceeds to undo everything you've done so far.

There's also a thing about the game I like that isn't because of the B&D System: Bosses that give job classes fight like you'd expect their class to do. The Black Mage casts offensive and status afflicting spells, the White Mage heals and attacks in a pinch, the Monk makes powerful single-target attacks, and the Knight protects its underlings (or partners) once their HP is down. The Thief steals from you, the Spell Fencer enchants his weapon with spells before attacking, the Red Mage attacks and waits for the BP to come to him so that he can multitask efficiently, and the Performer buffs her allies to the point where they're a big threat to your party. And those are just some ways that they utilize their class abilities. Once you've beaten them and gotten the class they hold, you will already have a faint idea of what the class is able to do.

That's not to say that the main bosses who aren't utilizing jobs aren't beasts in their own right. Each of the four main bosses have their own unique abilities and patterns that make for fun fights nonetheless.

And then there's the job system. Early on, the fun comes from winning against the bosses with the limited jobs you have, but later on, you will have access to many classes and jobs, and experimenting with those and testing them out can lead you to discover strategies that makes you able to beat bosses in other ways than before. Discovering new ways in which skills and abilities syenergize with one another is almost as fun as straight up battling. Another thing I find great is that the Freelancer, while a powerful class when all jobs are maxed, is not the be-all-end-all class that it is in the usual Final Fantasies, as this only encourages me to keep my favorite classes and my favorite combos.

My only complaint about Bravely Default is that it drags a bit around the late middle of the game, but that's all made up for by the lategame and endgame, for Bravely Default does in fact have an endgame, and that endgame is pretty awesome!
15  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: January 04, 2014, 12:55:47 PM
I beg to differ: on the fantastic battle system; and I imported the Seikon no Qwaser BDs solely because of the big-boobed yuri action I heard about, plot, characters, art, and animation be damned. :)

You go to great lengths for your titillation, I see.

But I'll defend BD's battle system any time.
16  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: January 04, 2014, 12:41:51 PM
If the nice story, fantastic battle system, numerous job combinations, and excellent characters didn't convince you to buy this, I don't think anything would to be honest moe.
17  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: December 27, 2013, 03:50:51 PM
Bravely Default still.

Have I mentioned how much I adore the boss fights in this game? Because I do.
18  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: December 27, 2013, 03:49:20 PM


Sakurai must have studied as a photographer at some point (or have it as a hobby), because the way he takes screenshots is out of this world!

Also, looking forward to Mario Kart 8, and especially that sky course. So fabulous!

And Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze! Cranky and his cane demands me to play as him!
19  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: [Wii U][Monolith Soft] X: Media, Speculation, and Analysis on: December 22, 2013, 03:23:28 PM
I'm gonna have my man in a mech, and I'm gonna like it!
20  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: December 15, 2013, 07:50:41 PM
Still playing Bravely Default. Thanks to Miiverse, I can now post screenshots like this one.

Also, Bravely Default has reawakened the passion I had for turn-based JRPGs! Here's one future it might take, and it's a good one! B)

EDIT: Ahahahah! When you get to a certain point, you can rename your characters! This is awesome!
21  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Eagles Eye: The Vigilant Gamers News on: December 15, 2013, 07:21:57 PM
It's not a game. It's the Nintendo equivalent of Twitter.
Where you can post screenshots! :D Like Bravely Default screenshots!

Also, apparently, SwapNote was shut down because people distributed child pornography through it. It sucks, but such is life.
22  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Best RGP EVER!!! on: December 13, 2013, 03:02:33 PM
I don't know about you guys, but Bravely Default is up there with the best. The Brave and Default system fixes most of the issues I have with classic turn-based JRPGs, most bosses actually feel like bosses and not like enemies with more HP than the norm, enemies are actually threats, and none of the classes and spells so far have felt useless. Not even the spells that have "upgrades" to them.
23  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: December 13, 2013, 02:57:26 PM
Seconding that notion. It's what I made it for after all.
24  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: December 11, 2013, 06:20:46 AM
Still Bravely Default. If there's one thing I've learned about this game system, it's that knowing when to attack and when to heal is very important if you're not grinding. It pays to come into boss battles (and even normal battles) with a well thought-out plan, as enemies have no inhibitions about chipping off at least half (if not more) of your HP from your poorlier defended units on both the physical side and the magical side. (Damn you Fiore DeRosa! )

I'm also thinking of making a thread for the game.
25  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: December 07, 2013, 09:23:56 AM
Bravely Default! Holy shit, this is amazing! Also, I only just went through the intro and Ringabel is already the best character! B)
26  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Eagles Eye: The Vigilant Gamers News on: December 06, 2013, 02:02:35 PM
Some info on last week regarding 3D World and Wii U in Japan. 3D World saw the usual drop in sales after first week... but the Wii U saw a rise with 7k units. That's 2 weeks that it has consequtively risen in Japan.

EDIT: For the record, I'll post comparison links when I'm ready. I've just changed who my Internet provider is, so I want to mess around a bit so I know there's no errors here.
27  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: December 06, 2013, 01:52:10 PM
Apparently there's going to be a Bravely Default sequel called Bravely Second. NeoGaf link:
Folt, are you hyped?


I'll let this



speak for itself.
28  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Eagles Eye: The Vigilant Gamers News on: December 03, 2013, 06:07:54 AM
Aye, I heard. That said, 3D Mario doesn't really do that well in Japan.

What's less forgiving however is that Wii U Black Friday sales are also rather weak (though at least it beats the Wii Mini).
29  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Eagles Eye: The Vigilant Gamers News on: December 01, 2013, 05:12:05 AM
Let's have a moment of silence for Neverland.
30  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: November 30, 2013, 10:07:37 AM
I have some PC games, but it's tertiary to my handheld and console gaming.

Also got Super Mario 3D World today, so that's what I've been playing.
31  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: The Pokemon Series on: November 30, 2013, 10:05:31 AM
Well... yeah, I do. Mewtwo is one of the most popular Pokémon though, so I guess its popularity helped it secure a way to make both its Attack and Sp. Atk useful.
32  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: The Pokemon Series on: November 28, 2013, 03:40:09 AM
Aye, Latios and Latias have gotten Mega Evolutions.

Currently, I guess it's because many Gen V and Gen VI Pokémon are more powerful than older Pokémon on average

(For the record, Tyrunt and Tyrantrum's normal ability make those 65 BP elemental attacks into 97 BP attacks, which is good for granting it coverage.)
33  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Video Game Media: Your Favorite Music, Trailers, Cutscenes, GMVs, Fan Art, and So On on: November 26, 2013, 02:40:51 PM
Keeping this thread alive with some music from Super Mario 3D World: This piece of music gave me an eargasm of the biggest degree:

34  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: [Wii U][Monolith Soft] X: Media, Speculation, and Analysis on: November 26, 2013, 02:36:46 PM
That sounds great! I can't wait for more info (like how you use the robot mechs).
35  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Eagles Eye: The Vigilant Gamers News on: November 26, 2013, 02:35:06 PM
John Carmack? Who's that again? I've heard of him, but I can't quite recall who he is.
36  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: The Pokemon Series on: November 26, 2013, 02:22:08 PM
A friend gave me a Tyrunt with two Egg moves: Dragon Dance and Fire Fang, and 3 perfect IVs, woot! It's a good thing that thanks to Tyrunt/Tyrantrum's ability, the elemental fangs actually become rather good moves.
37  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: November 26, 2013, 02:19:09 PM
Persona 5 will most likely have a turn-based battle system.

They also announced Persona Q for the 3DS, a dungeon crawler in the style of Etrian Odyssey with Persona characters and elements.

38  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: [Wii U][Monolith Soft] X: Media, Speculation, and Analysis on: November 22, 2013, 04:17:33 PM
Well, it's scheduled for 2014, so we'll get more info in the not-too-distant future, hopefully.

Here's hoping that a situation like Final Fantasy Versus (now Final Fantasy XV) doesn't happen.
39  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: The Pokemon Series on: November 21, 2013, 10:51:21 AM
I like Protean Froakie. Being able to change types in battle is rather sweet.
40  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: November 20, 2013, 04:43:33 PM
"Bowser still antagonist" is supposed to be a flaw? That's a pro if anything.

(Basically, I saw that.)

As for that other one, it sounds like something that would be on movie covers if anything.
41  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: November 20, 2013, 03:54:42 PM
I actually like shorter-haired Bayonetta more.

Also:

Quote



XBone and PS4 line-up, eat your hearts out.

42  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: The Pokemon Series on: November 17, 2013, 06:03:22 PM
I finally got a Protean Froakie. LET THE BREEDING COMMENCE!
43  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: November 17, 2013, 12:02:32 PM
Playing the demo for Bravely Default. It's awesome!
44  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: November 14, 2013, 03:55:04 PM
Oh yes.

Also, a demo of Bravely Default is awailable on the eShop now. Naturally, I downloaed it, and I'm having a lot of fun with it!
45  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: November 13, 2013, 12:11:32 PM
All the new footage of Super Mario 3D World is amazing! All of it! B)

EDIT:

Got new footage of 3D World today, and there's something I have to say:


That's all.
46  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: What game are you playing now? (Ver 2.0) on: November 09, 2013, 02:08:50 AM
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and Pokémon X!
47  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: November 09, 2013, 02:07:38 AM
Marth looks almost 90 times as manly as he does in the other Smash Bros games. B)
48  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: The Pokemon Series on: November 09, 2013, 02:05:37 AM
I like how the new starters are themed towards a Fighter/Mage/Thief style, which is rather nice, thematically speaking, as you'll understand some of the strengths and weaknesses of each Pokémon rather early.
49  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Eagles Eye: The Vigilant Gamers News on: November 03, 2013, 01:00:04 AM
So it's implied. It's... irritating, but what can one do?
50  Activity & Playground / Computer, Software, Games & Internet / Re: Anticipated Games on: November 01, 2013, 01:43:31 PM
So, here's something interesting:


The dude version of the Wii Fit Trainer is SSBU, but he doesn't have a character slot. That might mean that he's an alternate costume for the dudette Wii Fit Trainer.


I saw that. To be honest, it's probably an alternate costume or something, since I don't think they'd have different moves or anything.
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