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Sarge, seriously, google Jim Sterling racist or Jim Sterling sexist/misogynist. It does not take very long to see what this guy does. Once or twice could be called a mistake or ignorance, after that, you're doing it on purpose.You might be right. Again, just playing devil's advocate with what I've got in front of me. Or just making a point that probably doesn't work for a guy like this. (It might work for another well-known person, but I'm not going there.)
I wish I could do this some day. Man, you so lucky.I do feel lucky, especially considering how any of these opportunities were so far out of reach growing up.
Specs were announced: x86 based AMD CPU + GPU and 8 GB RAM. And they decided on the dual-shock 4 with stereo camera tracking.Yeah, I wanted to watch, but got a call right at 5:00 from my major professor to go flying. No way was I going to turn that down. I've never gotten to fly in a two-seater before. Even got to buzz over my house.
No price, pics (of the console itself), or release date released yet. If you have 2 hours or so to kill, hit up GameTrailers for the archive of the announcement.
I feel it helps that I can back up my argument.Thanks for that. I definitely don't agree with taking that tack. I'd never use that word myself.
Oh boy... It's the SMT IV 3DS XL again, but I read some disturbing news... and really, I read this for Fire Emblem Awakening too so I don't know why it's hitting me now, but whatever: These special edition consoles bring the game pre-installed in the machine... That's... kinda hideous...Yes, it is hideous. Ugh. I saw this with some of their other bundles, as well.
The short answer is ESRB lobbyists.Is it that, or just to make more money off of the European market? Or both?
Just wait a bit longer and see if SMT IV's 3DS XL will get a release here. If nothing else, there may be a hack later on to remove region locking (which may also allow pirated games as a side-effect *sigh*)Agreed. I've owned both, and while the regular 3DS is decent enough (and just a touch more portable), the XL is just better all around. And while another hardware revision may come down the pike, the fact that they've released two models now, with no second circle pad and minimal support for the CPP, tells me that we're not going to see new hardware features, at any rate. I've been wrong before, though. That's just my read on it.
I'll say this though: Don't get the regular 3DS. Not because it's bad or anything (I really like mine), but the 3DS XL is just comfier, bigger... It's great.
Did you know Final Fantasy XII and II were designed by the same guy behind SaGa? They share a lot of common ancestry. In fact, Final Fantasy II possibly birthed the entire series.Yep yep. Kawazu is equal parts brilliant and mad. I find Parish's writeup on Unlimited Saga to be a good read.
But isn't all of that still kinda another form of grinding? You needing to fight a certain amount of times before you're strong enough to fight the boss?That was my thought. Probably not unlike FFVIII and its level scaling. You can certainly grind up individual parameters, but it's not going to help against anything but the bosses, but then again, that's usually where you need the help, anyway... so, grinding?
I might be the only member here who thinks FF9 is grossly overrated. But I do.
I think FF9 is crap too
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
You really can't... grind... in SaGa Frontier. It's set up so that it's pretty nicely balanced; the more you fight, the stronger you become, but the stronger the enemies become. There's a battle count threshold and as you pass it, the enemies just get stronger in all regions of the world. So you can still stumble upon a disastrously powerful boss (hello, biolab!) that's hanging around comparatively weak enemies, because you just haven't fought enough stuff.SaGa Frontier is one of those games that I want to get into so badly... but just can't. At least not enough to finish all the quests. I managed to go through Blue's quest, and I think Asellus. Then I lost my saves, and with it any desire at the time to finish it off. It just feels a little too disjointed for my tastes. I much preferred its sequel, but that's just me. I can certainly see where someone could fall in love with Frontier.
That said, there are a lot of optional side-things to do. Most obvious and notable are the various magic type quests, but there are others. The game sort of expects you to delve into these with each character between plot segments, and things can get pretty tough if you don't. Lute is the exception, as his scenario was never really finished. You can literally walk to his final boss within minutes of starting his scenario, and if you do, you're gonna get stomped. But provided the side quests are undertaken I never found the game itself to be all that difficult. The unfortunate thing is that since there are seven and a half characters, and the game expects you to do the sidequests each time you play, that means you're running the sidequests at least seven times. And they get old. But the game is otherwise a lot of fun, and has some truly incredible music.