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Gaming Discussion / Re: New video game ideas
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:48:37 pm »
Xenosaga Episode 3 has a lot of connections to Gears. The revelation of Abel being the most blatant.

Trust me, I feel the same way about the possibility of X-3. And I assure you, it's much worse than you can possibly imagine.

Gaming Discussion / Re: New video game ideas
« on: February 09, 2014, 12:34:48 pm »
Breath of Fire 6
Vagrant Story 2
Final Fantasy Tactics 2 (continuing Ramza's story)
Xenogears Episode VI
Final Fantasy X-3 (lol jk)

BoF6 Happaned, it looks nothing like a BoF
VS2, nothing.
FF Tactics continued on with Advance.
Xenogears had Xenosaga, although more of a prequel.
FF X-3 appears to be happening.

Front Page News / Re: Translations: One Man's Misfortune is Another's Gain
« on: February 07, 2014, 10:30:46 pm »
That is a NES game? In 1987? The character portraits & demon designs are nice  :o

And Keneko, to my knowledge at least, didn't start doing character and demon designs until Megami Tensei II.

Front Page News / Re: Translations: One Man's Misfortune is Another's Gain
« on: February 07, 2014, 08:32:48 pm »
Congratulations on the release. Excellent job all the way around, and I'm glad you guys were able to clear all the hurdles.

Front Page News / Re: Translations: New Translations Added to the Database
« on: February 01, 2014, 08:37:19 pm »
Always excellent to see translations into languages outside of Japanese to English. That's an astounding collection of games as well. Kudos to all those involved.

General Discussion / Re: A warning for Skype users.
« on: February 01, 2014, 05:10:27 pm »
I've been using it to conduct and record an interview with Pennywise. I was hoping to finish it up tomorrow evening, so I'm curious if this is something that will be remedied.

General Discussion / Re: Robocop
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:02:21 pm »
I will go as far as to say I'll probably never see it. Maybe in a year or two if it's on a movie channel or something I might catch it, but as it stands I have zero interest in it.

The lack of an R rating (Ages 17+ in the U.S.) is a serious frustration of mine, and one of the issues I had with RoboCop 3. Also, aside from the awesome machines and antagonist, the reason I love RoboCop is Peter Weller. 

Pennywise and myself discussed this topic not all that long ago. I'm against repros for the most part.

First, what if there's an update to the hack/translation patch? There's no way to fix that error in reproduction without creating a new one.

Second, once money becomes involved, the gray areas get even grayer, and undo attention gets put onto people in the community, the majority of whom do this purely as a hobby, looking for no financial gain.

Third, the destruction of cartridges has always made me wince. There are a finite amount of them, and to destroy them, particularly when there are alternatives like flash carts has always rubbed me the wrong way. Even worse, in the event something goes wrong, or the hack/translation has some issue, you've basically ruined a cartridge for no reason at all.

Lastly, the fact of the matter is that the majority of people who have dealt in repros of fan translations have done so purely for profit, usually going against the specific wishes of the translation/hack's author(s).

I think it's admirable that the OP is at least taking the time to discuss this here, and if an agreement (not necessarily financial at all) can be reached with specific authors, then that's their business, but personally I'm pretty firm in my anti-reproduction cart stance.

I'm not speaking about making a few reproductions for yourself and friends of your own, or favorite hack/translation, that's on a much smaller scale, and people doing that are usually not doing so for profit. Even in that instance though, I still think flashcarts are the way to go, so that nothing has to be destroyed.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Admits Wii U Is A Flop? Interesting...
« on: January 20, 2014, 04:57:07 pm »
You been dipping into the mescal again? I freaking love that whale and turtle!

General Discussion / Re: Abortion
« on: January 19, 2014, 01:29:26 pm »
Well for couples who end up getting the girl pregnant, understand before ya screw, that its a possibility. Every one of us was born with two hands, use em.

That statement is categorically false. Some people are not born with two hands, and some people lack the use of their hands for whatever reason.

Site Talk / Re: Questions threads
« on: January 16, 2014, 03:21:09 am »
That's... Very coincidental. A bit awkward, but at the same time kind of awesome. Maybe I'm psychic? I find that highly unlikely, but who knows?

A generalized question thread isn't a terrible idea, but if the goal is to try and round up a lot of basic questions asked by people who are unsure if their questions need a whole thread, then you'd need a way to get these people to actually post in the thread. Certainly many people will, but I'm also certain that many people will not.

Of course the more people that do post in a thread like this, and especially if it works as intended, the more people will probably end up posting in it to get (hopefully) quick reliable answers.

Site Talk / Re: Questions threads
« on: January 16, 2014, 02:53:15 am »
I’d say the Newcomer’s Board was the right call in retrospect.

You're welcome. =p

Front Page News / Re: Translations: Zoids - Apocalypse in English!!
« on: January 16, 2014, 12:37:50 am »
I have to say that I'm a bit shocked that Zoids games go all the way back to 1990. Still, excellent job. It'd be worth checking out just to see the info pages.

Site Talk / Re: Questions threads
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:20:57 pm »
My concern is simply that good information will get lost in there, and be difficult to find. Other than that, it sounds like a better idea than I initially thought.

Site Talk / Re: Questions threads
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:05:04 pm »
The issue then is, do you put all those topics that were only relevant to the person(s) working on that particular game into the massive question thread?

If it is useful information to everyone, then it gets lost in the shuffle. If it's not useful information to everyone then it clogs up a thread filled with useful information. By generally useful information I mean information that is useful in more than one single, isolated instance.

I certainly see the merit in it as well. There will be a lot less threads where a user as a specific question with an identifiable answer. Also questions can always be expanded into dedicated threads assuming the need arises.

There's also the issue of trying to get users to differentiate between what needs a thread, and what should go into the questions topic.

Site Talk / Re: Questions threads
« on: January 15, 2014, 02:49:17 pm »
I foresee some issues with a system like that. Searching by topics is a good way to find answers, it allows you to seek out specific issues related to a game/system/tool etc.

Also the question threads would be massive, and finding information in them would be difficult.

General Discussion / Re: Abortion
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:14:08 pm »
Not to get into hypothetical what-ifs. But I also can't in good conscience say that I'd be O.K. with terminating a hypothetical Hitler-like child (at any point) prior to said child/person committing an act of evil. Even in the event that all evidence pointed to this child being evil, even if said child snaps at a angel on a church, and his/her nanny hangs herself, and there's a dog the size of Cujo hanging around.

I still believe that abortion is a choice that must be made woman having the child, and if present, her significant other(s). I don't believe it's a choice that should be taken lightly. My biggest issue personally is deciding when does that option come off the table. At which point do we classify the fetus as a person. It's not an answer I expect to find in the thread, or come to anytime soon, it's a question I've been thinking about for a very long time.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: January 14, 2014, 11:00:13 am »
What system is Fantasy Life for? It's not particularly something I sound interested in, but if it's a 3DS title I'll probably pick it up, as it sounds like something that would be excellent to play when I don't have a lot of dedicated gaming time, or I want to zone out.

Gaming Discussion / Re: So I played White Knight Chronicles 2
« on: January 13, 2014, 10:58:55 pm »
I pretty much agree with Sarge, minus the Wii comments, as I never played those games, and I'm rather frustrated I didn't.

Still, it's not quite over yet. We've still got some HD releases, Xillia 2, and Persona 5 coming out on the PS3 which will more than likely shift my choices. I still think Vesperia's my favorite RPG this generation so far, and Magna Carta II is the best Korean RPG I've ever played... which isn't saying a whole lot, but I did tell y'all it was great a couple years ago =p

Of course this purely based on localization. PS3 Vesperia is a thing.

Gaming Discussion / Re: So I played White Knight Chronicles 2
« on: January 12, 2014, 02:32:01 pm »
Ni no Kuni falls into a couple of the same traps as other Level-5 games. It's a bit too long, and if you're trying to do everything then you're going to be going to the same places over and over, taking a couple hours every town to do quest and look for hunts.

I respect the hell out of that design, because it's what I like, and I'm certainly not going to complain about there being too much content. It's just that sometimes the quest are tedious and there's a lot of them, and they almost all fall into one of thee categories.

That's really my only issue with the game, aside from some minor annoyances at the balance of certain creatures on your team, and there were a couple points where having a bit more voice acting would have helped.

Some of the quest, one puzzle chain in particular is amazing though. I spent a couple hours writing down a very basic cypher language and just to try and figure out the puzzles, and I have to say, it was really fun.

All that said, I see Level-5 as a company that does a lot of things that I really like. They put in a lot of side content, they obviously care about the world's that they create, and they're not afraid to try out different kinds of systems. From turn based, to full on action rpg, to a mix like Ni no Kuni. I believe that it'll come together eventually, and in the meantime I'm going to continue enjoying their games.

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