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  • I attempt to limit myself to two games at a time; one portable and one console. Sometimes I'll also juggle in an older backlog RPG as well, but I have to usually set rules for myself about playing them (Tuesdays become Retro Tuesdays) or they have a…
  • Probably a dumb question, but I'll ask anyway: on the faulty HDMI port, do you have a TV that still has a component hookup? I know at least the fat PS3s support the PS2 component cables. That's how my PS3 is hooked up; saves an HDMI port. As to s…
  • At least it comes to PC this time; that way when I buy it (because I'll eventually cave and I will buy it) it will be on a platform that won't be obsolete by the time I get around to playing it
  • Finally experienced my first roadblock in God Wars, a brutal mission where I got overwhelmed by enemies. I think the problem is that I've been mostly mainlining the story, ignoring the sidequests, and not paying enough attention to the job system (I…
  • Really looking forward to this; El Shaddai was one of my favorites of last gen. Though this does look a bit more JRPG standard than El Shaddai. Guess that's to be expected since El Shaddai kinda bombed? Even if its digital, cool that the Vita keeps …
  • Played the Ys VIII demo last night and I think that was a good RPG demo. It distilled the Ys experience of exploration, boss battles and rad music into a tight 30 minute package. Anyone on the fence should give it a try. Actually, I played the de…
  • I vote for Ys VIII and Yakuza Kiwami; those both stand out in a very crowded month. Though personally I'll also be playing Everybody's Golf (still don't know why they changed that from Hot Shots Golf) whenever I'm not playing RPGs this month. red…
  • Oh man, a mixture of emotions. Very excited by that trailer, Cold Steel looks great on PS4. Also bummed thinking about how far off an English localization will be... *Sigh*
  • QOTW: I'm definitely in the camp that stresses about games in the backlog. If we are talking recent games, Gravity Rush 2 is sitting on my shelf in the shrink-wrap bumming me out that I haven't gotten to it. If we are talking all-time... I'm afraid …
  • We may not be able to go to cool Dragon Quest parties, but how about a Slime table with the perfect coasters?
  • Lord Golbez wrote: » Not just the animated cut scenes. I like P3P, but I find the lack of animated cut scenes much easier to deal with than the style of navigation outside dungeons. Inside Tartarus, it's pretty much the same except a hub. At sc…
  • I like this question, but I'm having a heck of a time thinking of an answer that fits your exact criteria. There have been a few games I've tried out thanks to PS+ like Sleeping Dogs and Deus Ex that I had zero interest going into them and ended up …
  • ultraness wrote: » As for the characters, I thought the main cast was excellent (minus Ryuji), if not as good as the cast in the fourth game. I thought the social link characters, though, were the best yet. The villains, meanwhile, I found to be m…
  • Macstorm wrote: » I started out hating most of the vocal tracks in P5 in game as I think many were misused, especially the standard battle theme that takes way too long to get started so battles were often over before it got good. That said, all h…
  • Budai wrote: » I actually really appreciate it, because until lately I thought I was one of the few that felt a lot of these things. And seems now other people are too. Thanks! I was honestly expecting more negative feedback than I got.
  • dbl219 wrote: » Er, Kanji was definitely not gay. I'm always surprised by how many people are still confused by this. His affinity for craftsy hobbies and his attraction to Naoto made him question himself and perhaps even his sexual orientation. B…
  • Alright, this editorial isn't a review of Persona 5. If I were reviewing P5, there would be paragraphs glowing about the graphics, art style, battle system, and music. P4 is one of my favorite games of all time and P3 is right up there, so I expe…
  • QOTW: Soundtracks and small chachkies for series I like are usually what get me to cave and buy collectors editions. Huge statues and large price tags are the things that keep me away from them. There aren't many games that I would sink $200 into...…
  • Lord Golbez wrote: » LGBTQ representation - with such a small cast, I think it's a stretch to suggest that there should be a gay character in the main cast for every game. I would focus more on the absurd, mocking stereotype portrayed by those NP…
  • I somehow missed that Humble Bundle is now publishing indies. Guess we can look forward to a Humble Bundle bundle? And I don't back many Kickstarters, but Suplex Saga looks really cute. That seems worth $10
  • Lets see if I can do my best to rein in my Trails fandom here. Trails, like so many story focused games from Japan, is excessively wordy. I remember the first time I played Trails in the Sky FC, I found it to be a bog standard JRPG for the first …
  • theresay wrote: » I just wish Xseed would release the additional VO for PS3 in DLC as well. I'd be gladly to pay for it. Of course I can't find a link where it's talked about right now, but I'm pretty sure that was a limitation of the programmi…
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (Vita) That was a surprising amount of fun for a game I picked up on a whim. Unfortunately, it's not something that can be universally recommended; the beginning is glacially slow (it takes 7+ hours for the story …
  • QOTW: The most effort I went to was for Valkyria Chronicles 3. When the fan patch came out, I was determined to play that game "legit" so I imported a copy, ripped the UMD, and spent an entire evening trying to get the patch to apply properly. It w…
  • I didn't end up finishing any games during July (darn life getting in the way). Almost all my time lately has been on Vita with Utawarerumono and that one is such an odd duck. Do you want to play a game with 12 battles stretched across 30 hours (s…
  • Persona 5 (PS4) Finished this a while back... yeah. It sure was a sequel to Persona 4 for good and ill.
  • I can't wait for this to come out; I never played 1 & 2, hoping that a remake would eventually make it over and my patience is finally being rewarded. Looks like September will be spent in Kamurocho.