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Everything posted by eal

  1. I read a few days ago a new Moe Chronicle game was coming out with a physical version as well but this time sold on Play-Asia instead of Limited Run Games. Dunno why they wouldn’t stick with what worked for them.
  2. eal

    Switch RPGs...?

    Just call me Trode.
  3. eal

    Switch RPGs...?

    I’m making a lot of progress in Puzzle Quest, especially ever since I equipped the Ultimate Troll Ring. Seriously, gather up enough blue mana and you get +3 health regeneration every turn. It finally gave a use to blue mana since Blood Mages don’t seem to utilize it much. It was instrumental to defeating golems, making it basically a war of attrition whereas it was impossible to bring their health down due to their healing abilities. The Nullify skill is also incredibly damaging when laying siege to a Citadel and the Ultimate Troll Ring helps bounce back from the hit to your health for using it.
  4. He’s been at a few of the conventions I’ve gone to but I don’t want to just buy a Funko POP of Spike and have him sign it, I’d like to bring something slightly more unique that I’d value more. It would make for a nice piece to hang on my wall. Since there isn’t much merch for anime I’m sure big name voice actors must sign a lot of Funko POPs of their characters, which I’ve done in the past but I find it kinda boring. I remember asking Michelle Ruff to sign Yukari’s (from Persona 3) tarot card and she didn’t even know what it was when I handed it to her.
  5. I don’t usually buy vinyl but I backed this one when I first watched this since proceeds go to charity. It would be cool to get it signed by Steve Blum the next time I see him at a con.
  6. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles S: Remastered Edition - Gotye? Haven’t heard from him in awhile. I guess you could say that this remaster will be Some Game That I Used to Know.
  7. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles S: Remastered Edition: Definitive Edition? Swap “Definitive Edition” with “Game of the Year Edition”
  8. I think it’s fair to say the bulk of the criticism Dragon Quest as a series gets is that it’s too old school. This obviously doesn’t bother us but it’s an issue to other people. Most new JRPGs try to do something different. Dragon Quest XI has been uniformly praised for blending the old and new. That being said, I went through the Reddit thread “Goddamnit Dragon Quest 7 is extremely boring” and the bulk of the negative response isn’t about anything inherent to Dragon Quest. Mostly, people criticized the slow start. The more positive spins on this criticism is that it gets better 20 hours in, which is a long time to invest into a game. Almost every post comments on how much they love Dragon Quest VIII (a guy towards the bottom even misread the title and thought the topic was about VIII and he said he liked it).
  9. Is it 5G? Watch out, he gives the Coronavirus status ailment to your party.
  10. Damn. Hit me hard hearing Zac Bertschy died. I listened to the podcast he hosted for Anime News Network religiously for the last 5 years and really valued his opinions on shows and movies. I’m just really shocked and sad to hear it.
  11. eal

    Switch RPGs...?

    I’ve played the DS version to completion so many times I decided to challenge myself by playing as a Blood Mage, which is classified as Very Hard mode. It’s mostly manageable except for one side quest involving an enemy that has a skill that lets them heal as much as they want for an incredibly small amount of mana.
  12. ^ lol I was learning Spanish from elementary school to high school and I remember maybe five words that aren’t various colors, numbers, and days of the week. Your track with Spanish was basically my track with math. I took Intro to College Math basically 4 years in a row, two of which were actually in college.
  13. My 1st year of teaching was the spring of 2001 (a double-major had me take 4.5 years), so I get the easy counting. Today I finished my 20th year teaching. I think the first time someone starts to notice their age beyond the confines of grades in school is when the students that were Freshmen in the year they graduated are now graduating. I hit that milestone a while ago, so the one that got me recently was that from here on every graduating class was born after 9/11. My brain still defaults “20 years ago” to the 1990s, and I have to remind myself we’re in the 2020s now.
  14. The way I track my education all these years later is that I started a grade in the year that ended with the new grade. So in late 2004, I was in 4th grade, I started my Senior year of high school in 2012, etc. It’s actually been a very helpful way for me to chart events. I can quickly recall Dragon Quest came out in 2005 because I got it for Christmas in 5th grade.
  15. I still remember being allowed to skip class to go to the only classroom that seemed to have TV to watch one of those games. I remember the Commissioner’s Trophy making a stop by my elementary school too.
  16. I can’t believe the Snyder Cut is gonna be happening. What part of Man of Steel and BvS gave people the impression that Snyder’s full vision of Justice League would be worthwhile?

    1. ignasia


      It would at least be a more consistent vision.  That's a positive of its own.  Justice League was very unfocused and disjointed.  You could tell every scene was done with one vision of the characters or the other.  Batman the dunce, or Batman the badass.  Wonder Woman the competent and considerate who is strong but worried about how well she can handle whatever Axe Boy's name is, or Super Wonder Woman who is as strong and capable as Superman, with the same speed as the Flash and Superman, who just flirts all the time because she's clearly bored and in need of a man.

      Nevermind Superman gone Bizarro for a second.

      Everyone forgetting the most important artifact they have, the Box, allowing Steppanwolf to get it, just so they can embrace Supes.  That made no sense.

      Even Steppanwolf / Axe Boy and the Parademons / fly rangers had some inconsistencies.  They suddenly swarm him because he's "afraid?"  That seems like a last second wrap up due to two competing concepts, and Joss couldn't figure a way out of it, so pulled a Buffy the Vampire Slayer...damn I forget the episode, to finalize it.

      Maybe there's not much of a difference, but at least the vision will be more consistent, and that might end up with at least a moderately enjoyable movie.

    2. eal


      I’m not particularly confused by it happening since Director’s Cuts have been things for ages and they oftentimes improve movies. It’s the fact that people wanted it at all, and their confidence that Snyder with 100% control could fix it. His previous 2 DC movies were punching bags that were universally hated.

      I heard there’s a chance that it could cost a couple million to do as extensive a job on it as they plan on doing, and it could involve bringing the cast back in.

      All this noise over Zack Snyder’s poorly handled vision of DC characters? At least the call for the butthole cut of Cats would be ironically funny to get.

    3. Mefista


      Can we just ban everyone from fidgeting with DC universe atleast for a next decade? And give them nothing but Elseworlds to make movies of.

  17. eal

    Switch RPGs...?

    You know what was a good game on DS? Puzzle Quest. You know what’s a a good game on Switch? Puzzle Quest.
  18. Did you guys get the demo before the game came out? Giving out a demo for a game you pre-ordered as an incentive to pre-order sounds backwards since you generally pre-order a game because you know you want to play it, and a demo is a way to get potential buyers interested.
  19. It was packaged as a free gift in Shonen Jump back when it was a monthly magazine in the US. I don’t believe you could have gotten it if you bought the magazine off a rack, it might have been only for subscribers. There was also a three-part interview with Akira Toriyama spread out across three issues. It’s actually how I was introduced to Dragon Quest! Edited for clarity because I can’t really confirm if it was in all copies of the magazine.
  20. #$*!ing finally a good song with KAITO in it. Currently, this is my favorite song that I’m playing for the first time in Mega Mix. It’s also one of the most energetic songs I’ve heard in a Project DIVA game. It’s got a lot of expression in the vocals. They almost sound human instead of like a machine.
  21. eal

    Switch RPGs...?

    Okay, so that’s extra weird because I distinctly remember it being $39.99 a few days ago lol.
  22. eal

    Switch RPGs...?

    Mega Mix is basically an arcade game so it would be wise for more songs to be added, but I don’t think they will. I don’t believe they ever did that with Future Tone either. My guess for why it was on sale was so it will show up in the Great Deals section on the eShop. Basically anything on sale, no matter how much, will end up there.
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