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  1. Twinkie

    Switch RPGs...?

    I just took the lazy approach with that problem and dated someone who enjoys those kinds of games. No need to hide it or make excuses.
  2. Twinkie

    Switch RPGs...?

    Rune Factory 5 looks damn good. The Monster Hunter and Disgaea 6 announcments are pretty exciting as well.
  3. I only notice the glitchy subs on older episodes. I can't recall when I have seen a major error in the subs on the new releases in the last 4 years. My major gripe was with the inconsistent bitrate. Unlike Funimation's player.
  4. This isn't even something that is new sadly. If you are active in the board gaming scene, there have been other companies that have been pushed to censor board games for similar reasons. Even though many of these games are historically themed. I remember one game in particular getting pushed by people to remove a slavery card. Even though slavery was part of said theme. People get worked up over something. You can absolutely acknowledge that something was terrible, but still have it be an aspect to gameplay in a tasteful way.
  5. Oh wow. I wasn't even aware of this. Pretty neat! They just posted a contest late last month too. So they are still keeping it updated. It is pretty cool to see other people's creations.
  6. That looks like a Biwa. Not to be confused with a Shamisen which is a 3 string lute. The pick is called a bachi (plectrum). It is indeed typically used for stringed instruments in Japan.
  7. After a couple weeks I finally managed to complete Moon: Remix RPG Adventure. It is one of those rare games where I knew what I was getting into. But was still thrown off. In a good way. Moon isn't really a "RPG" in the traditional sense. It is more of a point-and-click adventure that was designed to be played with a controller. You get sucked into a game, and have to clean up after the "hero" who is grinding levels by killing creatures in order to kill the dragon that stole the Moon. You help these creatures by "capturing" their soul and getting rewarded with love that increases the maximum activity you can do before you need to go to bed. The more love you get, the more you can do. You also gain love by solving puzzles and helping out other NPCs around the game. The game has a day/night cycle, and events occur at different times of the day and different days of the week. Each NPC has their own routine, and some of their routines will change as you progress through the game. There are also puzzles that are involved with the time and day cycles as well. This in return leads to probably the biggest problem with the game. You will be sitting around doing nothing A LOT in this game. This is sorta offset with how the game conditions the player that this is not a "normal" game. There is one good upside to the downtime. The game has a good amount of obscure music artists who had their work put into the game. A good amount of the music was actually commissioned and written for the game itself. You get a device that allows you to play the music you acquire throughout the game. You "program" this device to have a playlist that you can cycle through as you play. As a side effect of this, many areas in the game have no music at all. The areas that do have music disables the music player. But very few areas have their own music to begin with. So because of this downtime, you can listen to some very obscure and unknown music. As well as give you some exposure to something you may not know you would like. Personally, I am not much of a music person. But I did personally enjoy a good amount of music this game had to offer. Make sure you something in hand to help pass the time as well. The dialogue was pretty good as well. I had a good amount of laughs as well. As with the progression, I was able to complete about 90% of the game without a guide. Towards the end of the game I got stuck and had to end up using a guide to help point the way. This is one of my worries about these kind of adventure games. As I feel that looking up solutions takes away from the experience. But I really only had to do it twice. Which ended up opening pathways that made it clear on what to do. If you are looking to 100% the game, you may end up looking up on how to gain love from certain NPCs. But I didn't feel like these took away from the core experience from looking it up. As long as you don't get the actual events and dialogue spoiled. As with most adventure games, I suggest taking notes to help assist you. One other complaint I have with the game is that it just tosses you in with no tutorial. Which is normally fine with adventure games. But you have a very limited timer at the start and it isn't described at all in the game. The developers have translated the manual and posted it online on their website. I would suggest digging up the google drive link for the manual and giving it a read before you play to save you that problem. (I am not sure if I am allowed to link google drive links here.) It is tricky to suggest this game. I think it is a very good and unique experience with pointing fun of RPG tropes. But I consider this game to be a niche of a niche. If you managed to read all of my complaints and compliments on this game and you are still interested in the game, I would suggest trying the game out. If this game doesn't interest you at all, I highly suggest at least looking up the soundtrack. There is a lot of pretty good and obscure music to give a listen to. On a unrelated note. I am surprised to see this game sitting at 19th on the top selling for download only titles. It is pretty refreshing to see an actual obscure game like this to get some exposure.
  8. You sure you are not confusing it with Dragon Warrior 1&2 on GBC? Sorry man. I strongly disagree. I think the NES boxart for 2 is one of the best. I am thinking of getting a CIB copy of it just for the art alone.
  9. Rusty Bucket is bad. But I think the worse was Click Clock Wood. Way too much was going on with that stage that required moving between seasons constantly.
  10. Personally I would have gone with the original as well. I didn't care much for the level design of Tooie since they were much larger and felt more empty. I like it when stages are more creative with their space in design. Still a good game though.
  11. I went with picking one game from each series as my criteria. Half of them would be Zelda and Dragon Quest games. This list isn't in any particular order. Dragon Quest VII: Not sure what to say about it what hasn't been said. I just find it to be a really great game. It makes me sad thinking we probably won't get another game like it since it was a product of it's time. Dark Souls: Yup. I liked this game so much that I added it up to the top. Already planning several more playthroughs and working on achievements. I don't see myself stopping this game anytime soon. Love it. I might end up replacing this game with another soulsbourne game when I get around to playing the other games. Dot hack: Yes, they are technically 4 games. But I felt that the nature of the games made it more acceptable. These games honestly aged terribly. So I can't really recommend it. Reason why I have them added was the story alone was what got me into anime and more into RPGs in general. While I have watched other anime and played several RPGs before this game. This is what opened the floodgate for me. Ocarina of Time: Masterpiece of a game. This is the game that opened up the possibility of larger and more expansive games at the time. Lots of memories of playground talk of secrets and other things. If I had to rank this list. This would be either 1 or 2. Competing with DQVII. Ogre Battle: I feel this game is very heavily overlooked and under rated. I probably replay this game once every couple years, and each playthrough has always been different. I just wish we got a similar game in recent years. This game introduced so many unique elements and it all worked well together. The dark political focused story was great, and is making me appreciate more over the years. Super Metroid: Perfect level design. Not much else to say. Fantastic game. Xenoblade 2: I honestly haven't beaten it yet. But I REALLY loved the combat once it starts picking up. Story was pretty good. Hopefully I can get around to playing this again along with the expansion. Dark Cloud: This was one of my first games of that generation. I played it a ton. This is the game that got me into dungeon crawlers in general. I prefer it over 2 for the simple fact that it had better character variety. Which offered a better combat experience. Though Dark Cloud 2 did make some great improvements. Kirby Super Star: I replayed this game so many times that I can't even keep track. All the games in the collection are super short. But each one adds a unique experience that adds up to a really great game. Super Star Ultra could be placed in this spot as well. But I opted with SNES since that is the version I played the most. Some games I considered on the list. Red Faction Guerrilla. Never played much of the single player. But the multiplayer was really great. I spent hundreds of hours on this game on the summer it was released alone. Lost Planet is held in a similar regard. Runescape. I have very little interest in the game now. But this game was a huge part of my life for a good 10 years. It introduced me to a lot of great friends. Many who I still remain in contact with to this day. The memories and experiences this game opened up to me was too great to simply ignore. It was difficult for me to pull it off the list.
  12. There was a Body Conquest 2 as well. Though I don't know much about it. I admittedly played it a long time ago. Only got to the first scene. From what I remember, the scene wasn't even that bad. I don't know if it would be a "good" game or not. It has been far to long for me to really judge it. I just remember being "meh" about it.
  13. If you end up sharing it I will try it out. I still got a TI 84 Plus I used for college. Just gotta find a cable for it.
  14. How did I not see this thread? I had a good time playing the fan patch a while ago. Never played through all of it. Really good news if this ends up becoming true.
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