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#1 Edited by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

I pirate because I like owning my own ship, setting my own schedule, and sailing the seven seas.

Oh, and the pillaging and plundering is great, too. Yarr!

Pirates should be proud of their chosen profession! Not hiding in the shadows or trying to justify it with some moral high horsing! That's what treacherous privateers do! They spout nonsense about how they "only rob from the villains" and that they're "Doing it in the Queen's name" or some such nonsense, when we all know that they're in it for the perks as much as we are but don't want to deal with the moral baggage that comes along with it! That, and they're piss poor at managing money and crew, so they have their royal benefactors paying for everything. Bilgedogs like those should not be allowed aboard a vessel, much less commanding one!

Ohhh, you meant video game piracy. That's hardly the same thing, now is it? It's a shame such a noble endeavor has become synonymous with copyright violation. How the once mighty have fallen! That's akin to calling jaywalking "subterfuge". You're breaking the rules in order to get to where you want to go faster, so technically it's sort of correct, right?

#2 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

@Slag said:

Is it considered "cool" now to hate Borderlands 2?

That would be a shame if true.

I was thinking the same thing reading through the first couple pages of this thread. Tis a shame; I really enjoyed it. But different strokes for different folks. I just don't see the need for the delayed antagonism of the game. Or for that matter, the delayed tweet about how Tiny Tina is somehow racist. Hardly seems like the opportune time to call out such a thing when the games been out for how long now?

People are weird.

#3 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

Are you taking advantage of the all-out defense before the bosses big attacks? That's really the only way to get your party members to block when you want them to.

I made sure each of my party members had a healer familiar so that they could heal up when necessary; and also kept their AI to "do what you want". There were certainly some fights where they were kinda stupid, but for the most part they did well as long as I kept an eye on their mana and threw some coffee their way when needed.

And orange numbers mean critical hits (ie you're hitting their weakness) while red are just normal damage and blue are weakened damage (ie you're hitting their strength). It's not necessarily affinity-connected so much as what that particular creature may be weak to (which can usually be found reading the Wizards Companion. For example, many plant or ice familiars being weak to fire)

#4 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

Nah not a glitch. In the final area, the upgraded versions of the tokotoko give like 23,000xp when you kill em.

They're rare and will often run away if you don't kill em fast enough, so I think it's intentional. It's definitely how I leveled my characters, too :)

#5 Edited by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

@crimson26 said:

@Yadilie said:

@Petiew: No, I wasn't. Just saying 7 JRPGs that I knew had come out recently. But Blue Dragon is a really terrible game. My comment was made to the effect that i don't understand why people try to hold up such a mediocre title as a pillar of 360's JRPG stash. It's better off ignored in the corner where it belongs. Final Fantasy 1 for the NES is a better game than it is.

Neptunia games look more like some hentai than anime to me and they just creep me out.

Also i like how everyone responded with ps3 has more jrpg's yet listed none hardly.

You want a list? Well okay how bout this:

Disclaimer: I am in no way claiming all of these games to be good. In fact, some are garbage.

- Valkyria Chronicles

- Eternal Sonata

- Tales of Graces F

- Ni no Kuni

- Hyperdimension Neptunia

- Hyperdimension Neptunia MK 2

- White Knight Chronciles 1 & 2

- Atelier Rorona

- Atelier Totori

- Atelier Meruru

- Disgaea 3

- Disgaea 4

- Trinity Universe

- Cross Edge

- Mugen Souls

- Record of Agarest War

- Record of Agarest War 2

- Record of Agarest War Zero

- Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny

- Final Fantasy XIII

- Final Fantasy XIII-2

- Ar Tonelico Qoga

I'm sure I'm missing some but those are off the top of my head. Again, I'm not saying they're all good. If you want some personal recommendations, I'd say the Atelier and Disgaea series are awesome. Valkyria Chronicles is fantastic... Tales of Graces isn't as great as Vesperia but still really fun.

As for the why there hasn't been that many, I'm sure others have answered but it's all about cost vs demand. Many smaller developers moved to portable consoles where they could continue to use the technology they already developed/licensed without incurring tons of new costs for a niche market.

And as for why the xbox had more initially, I'm sure this has also been answered but to put it simply -- Microsoft paid developers to make JRPGs on their console early on. It's not a conspiracy or anything; that's literally what happened. And it was a plan that paid off to some degree. I certainly bought an Xbox because of games like Vesperia nd Lost Odyssey, and I'm sure many other fans of the genre did as well.

Will we see more JRPGs on the consoles next generation? Honestly? Probably not. Again due to the small market and raising prices, I think we'll continue to see most come out on handhelds. That's not to say we won't see any, but the days of the PS1 and PS2 with their hundreds of JRPGs are long gone.

Edit: Another thing that you might want to bear in mind is the number of "PS classics" available on the PS3 if you're looking for older games to try out. Odin Sphere is one that most people missed out on that I'd highly recommend.

Edit x2: Just wanted to also mention that on top of the excellent Ni no Kuni, we should be seeing two other really good JRPGs this year with Atelier Ayesha and Tales of Xillia *fingers crossed* Also, Disgaea D2 is gonna be out sometime this year in Japan, I believe. I doubt we'll see it in the west in 2013, but maybe? Oh and there's FFXIII-3 if that's your thing.... I'll wait for it to hit the bargain bin, personally.

#6 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

Woah, woah, woah. Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves here.

Let's say this is even just 20 years in the future, which is being way too generous, but just for the sake of argument, let's say that. Will the internet, itself, even still be in the same form that we experience it now? I mean, look back 20 years ago (way back in 1993) when the internet as we know it was still in its developmental stages and you accessed it, primarily, through colleges and high schools using programs like Mosaic or Archie. Could anyone with a job working with the internet at that time predict where it would be today? Maybe, but it would have taken an incredible amount of foresight.

So what will the internet look like 20 years from now? Will it be censored to hell? Will it be a completely different beast than what we have today? Will it even exist at all or will we have developed something that feeds directly into our brains? Will GB or other such sites even exist in the same capacity? Hell, let's look at the smaller picture -- will they lose interest and move on to other projects before that? Will CBSi shut them down? Will they be bought out again and changed dramatically, perhaps swallowed into another site? Will we see another gaming crash that will lead to a lot of people losing jobs and websites shutting down?

There's just so many variables that the mere notion of considering what would happen when they retire is a bit silly. In all honesty, the odds that this site survives to that point -- bearing in mind all of the possibilities that could affect not only the site specifically, but the internet -- nay, society iteself -- in general -- are slim.

I realize your question is an innocent one just asked out of mild curiosity but I couldn't help but look at the bigger picture of such an idea. XD

#7 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

@ProfessorEss said:

@PixelPrinny said:

Why no "both" option? ; ;

You know exactly why!!

Dogs and cats living together? Mass Hysteria?

#8 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

Why no "both" option? ; ;

#9 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

What kind of answer are you looking for, exactly? Are you wanting a simple "Why do women like romances? Cause it's an escapist fantasy trip where the woman finds the man of her dreams and lives happily ever after, silly!" answer that you can find in any magazine? Or are you looking for a more profound, psychological explanation of how hormones work and how they affect the desire to develop and nurture a loving family environment?

I love romances because I love my happily ever after stories; I love the characters finding that "special someone" and, presumably, living with them forever and ever, and everything going great and puppies and kittens and rainbows and... you get the idea. Romantic escapism such as movies or books or video games allows me to experience that dream by proxy. Now -why- do I like that sorta stuff? Is it nature? Is it nurture? I think it's a good chunk of both. I can't say I ever experienced social pressure to enjoy romances, it's just something that appealed to me naturally. That said, however, I do think that society and my upbringing have certainly shaped my opinion of what kind of romance appeals to me, personally.

For example, I'm only interested in fairly "traditional" monogamous relationships. Had I been raised in a different society or by different people who, let's ssay were in an 'open' relationship, then perhaps my concept of the ideal romance might be completely different. It's hard to say.

In any event, the only answers you'll really find here are anecdotal. You're gonna need to do some serious reading if you want a real answer ;P

#10 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

Long ago, I found his sarcastic humor to be really grating and 'attention-whorish'. But his sense of wit grew on me over time, I came to realize -why- he used sarcastic trolling as often as he did, and his stances on gaming and gaming culture are usually spot on. All-in-all, I've grown to really appreciate his opinions and articles (even if I still can't bring myself to appreciate Deadly Premonition in any capacity) and I enjoy his Jimquisition videos.