Each time a new Etrian Odyssey is released, I think they can’t top the last shopkeeper, and then this happens…
Well it would seem all self-control has been lost. I’m not talking about “Rin about throwing a baseball at Masato-tier” lack of self-control, no I’m talking about the level of self-control one must lack in order to do it the way the anime showed it (launching the poor Master of Muscle several feet). Or rather, the self-control was lost a few weeks ago, November 12 to be exact. I feel like a picture is worth a thousand words, however, especially when the picture is actually just more words, but nevertheless, I present to you the following.
We’re finally back to the podcast, this time to talk about the Little Busters! anime (again), the (very mysterious) Angel Beats! visual novel, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and other exciting 3DS games, and finish it up with the most drawn out recommendations segment ever.
Title: campo de girassol
Album: À procura de felicidade
Album: The Catcher in Greenwich
On the agenda for our pilot episode, we have the upcoming Little Busters! anime, Spice & Wolf and other light novels, Da Capo III and other untranslated visual novels, Tales of Xillia being localized, and of course, plenty of extra topics because we can’t stop talking.
Title: Magna Carta : Tears of Blood
Publisher: Atlus Softmax
English Distribution: Atlus
The storyline is generic, but acceptable. There is a war between elf-like people and humans. They look similar except for one race having pointy ears and the other having rounded ears. However, legends go around saying the elf-people are demonic freaks of nature, so anybody that isn’t in the front lines has no idea what they look like other than what propaganda. The main character is the leader of a human mercenary group and is inspired to fight because his family was slaughtered.
Sound familiar? If you’ve played a small amount of games, you should be familiar with this already.
I’ve been away for a while, and even though I don’t regularly blog, due to the fact that playing a game takes longer than watching an anime episode, I still felt it was important to state that I’m officially back.
The blog owner has made a post about the unfortunate events I was dealing with, but that wasn’t the only reason I was gone. You see, I was having some computer problems. An enormous dust bunny blocked my CPU fan from moving causing my computer to overheat and forcing me to buy this new computer.
Here’s a quick bit of advice : always remember to crack open your computer every once in a while, to make sure dust bunnies aren’t taking over your PC. If you have a Mac then my spite against Macs will command you to leave it alone and let it break.
Also, I may start posting computer news if I can get permission from the blog owner.
Rogue Galaxy is…genius! This game is amazing, I just couldn’t believe an RPG could be combined with real time combat so well. It feels like a hack and slash, but if you try to slam on that ‘X’ button then you’ll be dead before you reach the first boss. No joke, it happened to me on the game’s second battle. Sad, really.
Okay, we’re jumping straight to the combat on this game. As I mentioned above, the combat is in real time. However, it’s still a random encounter. When a fight starts you get a giant flashing red ‘WARNING’ sign on your screen and when it goes away the enemies jump out of the ground. At this point you have to dispatch them with abilities, guns, arrows, swords, and flamethrowers. The weapons described above aren’t available to all the characters however, with the main character wielding a sword and handgun. In the game you have something sort of like a stamina bar that decreases when you attack, use an item, or use an ability. Once it runs out you have to run in circles like a little girl while it recharges. Or if you’re feeling skilled or just plain crazy, then you can block an enemy attack which instantaneously charges the bar to maximum power. This allows you to pull off a counter attack, no matter how much stamina you have left. The game also allows for jumping, carrying enemies, and throwing them around to amuse yourself. There’s so much more I could mention, but you’ll have to play for yourself to find out. Let’s just say one gun creates platforms on the enemies heads for you to jump on to damage them, and make use of jumping other than for attacking up high.
The story is definitely not the best out there, but honestly, not many RPG’s have very good stories anymore. In Rogue Galaxy a 17-year-old boy named Jaster is living a boring life hunting small monsters out in the desert for money. His home, the desert planet Rosa, is under control by one of two warring empires. He is tired of his monotonous life of living on an enslaved planet and one day, has his dreams fulfilled when he is mistaken for a famous monster hunter and is recruited to a crew of space pirates. Swords, space, and women. What more could you ask for in a game?
Jaster, the main character of the game.
Kisala, the only character you’ll ever care about, other than Jaster.
Raise your hand if you liked the love story in Final Fantasy X. Don’t be shy, I won’t make fun of you.
Now, if you didn’t like it, then you’ll be excited to know that this next installment in the series (not counting the online game, FF XI) has a much darker, political story. In this game, it’s not about stabbing the man who stole your woman, it’s about stabbing a man who took away your homeland’s freedom.
Of course, nobody like spoilers, so I’ll be talking about the gameplay instead. Continue reading Final Fantasy XII – What Love Story?
I have just been appointed a position on the blog, so the next time you see a post that has nothing to do with anything Japanese, then you can expect it to have been made by me.
The current blog owner apparently can’t keep up with the scourge of all things American, so that’s why I now have a hobby. (Mikoto Edit: stfu nub. :<)
Edit : I still don’t approve of the borderline hentai quiz. >.<