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SuperStingray

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  1. My political id wants to see Donald Trump choose Vince McMahon as his running mate.

  2. It seems more of a parody of the Sonic fanbase than the games themselves. The tumblr page and game script is pretending that it's a leak, so I think the idea is it's pretending that Sega hired a group of deviantArt-types to make Sonic games back in the late 90s and tried to sweep it under the rug after seeing what they were actually making. Which is frankly fucking hilarious to think about.
  3. I hate it when TV shows undo an entire episode of breakthrough character development just to return to the status quo.  If you want to keep the character the way they are, fine, but don't show me that they've overcome a major weakness if you're just going to pull the rug out from under them at the last minute.

    1. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      Code Lyoko is such a strong example of this. It wipes the need of any decent side-character development and wipes it all away. God the Return to Past thing is absolute bullshit

    2. DBZHedgy

      DBZHedgy

      @Inkling no Klonoa

      I always thought that Code Lyoko had a sort of twist ending where the characters that had development in the alternate timeline kept some semblence of that development because of the characters who experienced it though

    3. Kaze no Klonoa

      Kaze no Klonoa

      What happens is that any character development for the characters that don't experience it get erased entirely. The main cast remembers the events, but not the characters that actually show some likeable traits in a episode ffs.

       

      Also note that they stopped doing the "Return to the Past" bullshit as often in Season 2 so some development went through but for the most part none of the side-characters ever changed throughout the series and that's so annoying

      Jim had his moments to the point where he was part of the group and had some really fucking good character development but that doesn't even last long.

      Same with nearly everybody else for the matter. A lot of the major/minor side-characters have their moments where their character actually is really likeable but this immediately ends because of the "Return to the Past" bullshit :P

  4. So I finally played through Danganronpa.  Maybe I'm just jaded to twists in murder mysteries, but I foresaw the resolution to half the cases before the trials even started.  Really great presentation and dark humor, though.

  5. So it's a year old by now, but I just watched No Game No Life and have to gush about it. I went in with some skepticism, thinking that it would be just yet another gamer-pandering series that just builds jokes and plotlines around video game tropes, but was surprised to find it wasn't so much about video games as much as proper game theory. If you haven't seen it, basically two NEET siblings, Sora and Shiro, are invited to live in a world where all conflict is resolved through games rather than violence. Thing is, their combined pool of natural talent and lifetime of practice already puts them ahead of the general population, so they rise to power almost exponentially. I'd almost criticize them for being Mary Sues if it weren't for that A: they're so entertaining to watch and B: the series hinges on the premise that they simply never lose. Most of the games either have some weird rule to make it interesting or the opponent is cheating somehow, but the siblings figure out some ABSOLUTELY INSANE gambit to use that rule/cheat in their favor. And when I say insane, I mean you should keep an eye out for the odd, seemingly trivial decisions that Sora makes because I can guarantee it will become pivotal one or two episodes later. After a while, you realize what makes the show interesting isn't the uncertainty of whether they'll win so much as HOW they'll find a way to win, whether it's by predicting their opponent's thought process or exploiting outside factors. The only honest downside is that the rulesets and gambits were sometimes so complex that I had to rewind several times just to keep up with the thought process, but to me that only shows how intelligent the show is. (Well, there is also a lot of fanservice, but it felt more goofy and all in good fun than cheap and sexy, although there are some pretty uncomfortable moments between Sora and Shiro. And not to spoil anything, but one character's panties are responsible for a major turning point in one of the games. ) Also, the crazy oversaturated art style is amazing, but may leave you puking rainbows by the end. But I'm serious, this is probably the most entertaining anime I've watched all year, perhaps in my all time top 5. The sense of ascending stakes and magnitude with each successive episode scratches an itch that hasn't been scratched this well since Gurren Lagann, and I can't wait for the second set of episodes.
  6. I really wish Persona 3 had a definitive version.  I hate that we have to choose between FES 3D story visuals and extended ending versus P3P's extra campaign and a better battle system.

  7. I'm more disappointed for their reason behind not releasing Disaster in America. The voice acting and script was laughable? Yeah, no shit, it's an arcade rail shooter. If it doesn't have cringey, poorly delivered dialogue, they're doing it wrong.
  8. A VOTE FOR NOCTURNE IS A VOTE FOR AMERICA.
    1. Shikushi

      Shikushi

      Nocturne always makes me think of Sonic Chronicles

  9. Why does NIS America publish games in Europe? That doesn't make sense to me.

    1. SurrealBrain

      SurrealBrain

      Because they can, apparently.

  10. Wake me when they announce Ryotaro or Funky Student.
  11. how do i into japan

  12. Someone help me... I've done nothing but eat, sleep and play Persona 4 for the past two days.

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      DIS IS A BAD SIGN

      UR GONNA DIE SOON IF U DUN STOP DIS PERSONA 4 ADDICTION

      BREAK DA DISK AND OFFER IT AS A TRIBUTE OF FORGIVENESS 4 CROW AND U WILL RECEIVE HEALING

    2. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      U could go watch some trailers for P5.

      That should cure you right up

  13. I know Japan has some weird stereotypes, but I wonder what they think of us when they see shit like South Park or late night Adult Swim?

    1. Kittea

      Kittea

      Honestly, I can think of show concepts in Japan that are far worse than South Park.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Watch BECK, I think that'll give you a pretty good idea.

  14. Not that I'm not looking forward to this game, but it barely seems like a crossover, it's more like Persona with cameo character designs. It's a shame SMT IV already happened, because you could easily replace Mikado with Archanea or Tellius and you'd already have an interesting setup for how the worlds are interrelated.
  15. Eh, it seems like something to tide people over while they continue to figure out what the hell they should do with the series after Other M. I'll wait until there's more than 20 seconds of gameplay footage of Federation Force before I start drawing conclusions, but Blast Ball was pretty underwhelming.
  16. So my PS3 randomly decided to delete my Persona 4 save. :(

    1. Ratcicle King

      Ratcicle King

      The PS3 port is really glitched on save files, I've faced that problem repeatedly

    2. Kaze no Klonoa
    3. SuperStingray

      SuperStingray

      Were you able to recover them, Ratcicle?

    4. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      IT SAVED UR LIFE

    5. SuperStingray

      SuperStingray

      Well, I was only about ten hours in, so I guess better now than much later.

  17. I like the inkbrush, but it's very difficult to use effectively. It feels like more of a tactical instrument than a proper "weapon", for quickly filling up non-heavily contested areas and distracting the other team. It kind of sucks that you can get stuck in enemy ink while turning with it.
  18. I'm loving watching Woolie and Liam go apeshit over Freedom Planet.

  19. I love how much effort cartoons are putting into building continuity these days.

    1. Lisbon

      Lisbon

      Cartoons really have seen a sharp rise in quality so far this decade, I'd say. I'm seeing cartoons that I enjoy as much as the ones from when I was a kid like Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends or the Powerpuff Girls and whatnot. It's great.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      that's all I really wanted tbh. now it's happening

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Why is it the cartoons with a heavy focus on their continuity go on the longest hiatuses ever?

    4. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      I'm not a fan. I've always preferred being able to jump in whenever I felt like it rather than have to follow shit.

    5. Sean

      Sean

      It's great, although for some reason it's what is kinda preventing me from binging on Adventure Time again whereas it's one of the things I really love about Gravity Falls and Steven Universe. That, and I think the latter two are just way fucking better than AT.

  20. I love how much effort cartoons are putting into building continuity these days.

  21. Splatoon is the most fun and original shooter I've played in a LONG time.

  22. Have you ever had a class so bad that you almost want to fail it out of sheer spite?

    1. super saiyan weegee

      super saiyan weegee

      i had this really really bad IPC class last year, like man i regret not just going on to chemistry, that teacher just had no idea how to teach and she made it dumb

    2. gala

      gala

      It's not really one you could fail, but my year 7-9 French classes were awful.

      Thing is, I'd be paying very little attention but I managed to do fine in it anyway, because it was too easy.

    3. spinny

      spinny

      pretty much the same situation as Galabance, I hated literally my entire class in one of my middle school days, teacher, peers and all but it really wasn't something you could 'fail'.

    4. Oscillo

      Oscillo

      Yep, I've had a 'vocational' (nope) ICT course exactly like that from Y9-11 with an ever-changing cast of teachers.

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