What a crazy story. Cool stuff can happen when people are passionate. Now I don't have to dig out my Dreamcast + keyboard every time I want to type some dumb stuff into a computer :)
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@fancysoapsman: Oh fuck, that's awesome news!!! I know fans (including myself) had been clamoring for this, but I had totally written off the sequel coming here. From the quick google search I did, I am not surprised to read that Carpe Fulgur has been brought in to help with the massive undertaking of the localization (which sounded like it was the main barrier to getting that game over here). Also cool that they are planning to put the original TITS out on PC, as well as this future sequel.
Falcom (the dev) just makes some solid games with fantastic soundtracks. They aren't doing anything super innovative or mindblowing, but Falcom has been making action RPGs / JRPGs for a while, so they know what's up, from what I have played of their games. Sadly, Ys is really the only series of theirs that has had any exposure outside of Japan. (Trails in the Sky was great too, as the only non-Ys game of Falcom's I've played; I doubt the sequel will get localized here, Xseed has said as much...sad face)
I enjoy what I've played of Celceta so far - around 10 hrs in at this point - and enjoyed Ys Seven as well as Oath in Felghana on the PSP. I think @abara and @wemibelec90 nailed the appeal of the series - light action RPGs that are fun and polished, with a nice difficulty curve, and a decent amount of exploration, side activities, crafting, etc. As far as I know, you can jump in with any game; the only commonality is the red-haired adventurer Adol who is the main character - each game is one of his adventures being recounted after his death from someone reading his journal.
...did I mention the music already? Man, so good. I was really enjoying jamming out to this tune while just running around and exploring one of the forest areas:
Well they are doing a quick look of this, I don't wanna get my hopes up, but I'm kinda expecting it to be the greatest quicklook ever.
Ask and ye shall receive!!! I was very excited upon seeing this in the queue on the front page. Will be a nice way to start off the morning tomorrow :)
I just want Giant bombs GOTY coverage to be Jeff Interviewing other video game folks he is friends with and having them give lists of 10 games better than brothers. Just to troll the shit out of brad. "Greg Kasavin's 10 games better than Brothers" "Brad Muir's 10 games better than Brothers" Ect....
Except based on past guest lists, I think we'll be seeing a lot of Brothers.
GOTY should be interesting this year though. I don't see any clear winners(for them).Though I worry they might just go "eh, whatever" to most of the list like they did last year.
Frog Fractions 2 GOTY I'm guessing.
It's crazy that they are otherwise oblivious to Flash games (aside from a few of those Adult Swim games, like Westerado). And like, as soon as they gave Frog Fractions all that credit, they went back to not covering Flash games or ever talking about them. It's just weird.
The zeitgeist for some games is weird, that's for sure.
I get very anxious about really dumb stuff. Like driving 20 minutes to go to a store to buy running shoes, sitting in my car in the parking lot for 10 minutes going "OHGODOHGODOHGODAHHHHHH", and then immediately spending 20 minutes driving back home. Happens a lot when I (try, sometimes succeed) go into retail stores that are busy or I know I'll have to interact with someone. Probably the same reason I get nervous trying to call up a business...although luckily pizza delivery can be done online :)
As a comparison, grocery shopping is the one thing I can do without a problem, luckily. Probably because it's so routine, and I can be left to my own devices.
I get weird in social situations too, like most of the people commenting here, but that seems pretty rote at this point :P
Hurray! Time to spend that coupon code that's been burning a hole in my pocket!
You guys get a hot new hoodie in the store and I'll throw some money your way for that as well :)
@video_game_king: I've been playing Project X Zone off and on for a while now. You are right, it looks amazing, especially in those battle sequences, I wish there was just any semblance of strategy, for a game that seems to parade as a strategy RPG.
Every mission takes like an hour (sometimes two) at minimum as it devolves into beating up a hundred enemies and ganging up on the bosses that have a million HP. I'm like 18 missions in, and I haven't even seen X or Zero yet. What gives?!?
It seems like a pretty long game, we'll see if I actually get to the end. I probably will, it's just going to take me a while since I tend to play a mission or 2 and then come back days / weeks later.
Plus...A Link Between Worlds and Rune Factory 4 have pretty much been my 3DS games to play as of late, so it might be a little bit before I get back to PXZ.
I finished the main game already and bought this DLC when I saw it was out, but I'm too caught up in playing Zelda at the moment. I'm very excited based on the premise of the case, though; maybe I'll sneak it in, in between Zelda sessions.
Dual Destinies as a whole I quite enjoyed, probably one of the better games in the series, maybe second behind the original.
I've definitely been playing with my headphones on most of the time, that orchestrated soundtrack is dope and you can't really get the full effect through the speakers.