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General Discussion / Re: Big Surprise From Square Enix?
« on: May 20, 2010, 09:44:09 pm »
Good find, ZealKnight!

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Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Re: As May 8th Approaches...
« on: May 11, 2010, 02:07:25 pm »
It's because they think if you have good chrono games to play then you won't want to play final fantasy games.  That's why they let FF hacks fly free and clear but everything big for chrono gets shut down.  They should really just rename their company Final Enix or Square Fantasy.  

What's sad is people probably believe this. There is no conspiracy people.

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The Compendium translation is a direct translation of the Japanese version. Why would CTDS be the most accurate? It's still a localization...>_>

Which in some cases works. Both versions are fantastic, but I preferred the DS version. Sometimes direct translations just don't come off as well. Localizations don't always mean censorship as some people tend to think. Sometimes the changes are cultural things, and serve as actual improvements. I highly enjoyed both, but consider the DS version the real deal.

That being said it was great seeing what the literal translation looked like. Props to everyone who worked so hard on them.

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General Discussion / Re: Big Surprise From Square Enix?
« on: May 10, 2010, 02:41:32 pm »

*Sigh* Yet another hinting game brought to you by the demon spawn good folks at Squeenix. 

I'll say this, though: if it's anything other than Xeno or Chrono work, my socks are staying on my feet... unless I'm wearing sandals.

Don't get your hopes up.

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General Discussion / Re: The "WTF? Check this link out!" thread!
« on: May 03, 2010, 11:25:32 am »
Whoa, dude, great find! :o

Just saw V for Vendetta today, and this guy V kinda reminds me of Z (Zeality), although V is more of a french-gentleman-badass type.  :lol:

But both display one message; man (whether civilian or soldier) alone has the power to change the world!


I hated the film, but loved the comic mini series. Check it out if you haven't read it.

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General Discussion / Re: The "WTF? Check this link out!" thread!
« on: April 29, 2010, 11:48:26 pm »
I was completely flabbergasted to learn that Nobuteru Yuki did character design work for the Battle Angel OVA released in 1993. Small world indeed! I have to wonder if Yugo's character design inspired Serge's bandana hat later on.

Cool find!

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General Discussion / Re: Cards as Weapon
« on: April 29, 2010, 05:52:33 pm »

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General Discussion / Re: Cards as Weapon
« on: April 28, 2010, 05:30:44 pm »

He's just a silly character in general really.

Well, he wouldn't be silly if he was developed a bit more with a human side and believable back-story.

That is, if the writers at Marvel can take five minute of their time NOT thinking about how they're going to fill 10 more pages (in their next issue) of Wolverine yelling at the sky and slashing through everything in his line of sight.  Seriously, he gets more attention than a teenage celebrity coming out of a drug episode.




It doesn't matter. He sells.

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General Discussion / Re: Cards as Weapon
« on: April 28, 2010, 04:32:40 pm »
Yet that doesn't explain why his outfit has so much pink in it nor why when any artist tries to get rid of said pink he just looks silly...

He's just a silly character in general really.

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General Discussion / Re: Cards as Weapon
« on: April 28, 2010, 03:01:04 pm »
A card can be a (somewhat) useful means of distracting your opponent in combat, but as a weapon...

Well...

Paper-cut.  That's as good as you're gonna get with one of those.

A blade card?  That's not a card.  That's just a rectangular throwing blade with a playing card imprint on it.

Unless you can channel some energy into the cards like Gambit can...



I'm surprised the cards don't burn up or vaporize.  I wonder what they're made of?  Hmm...

Put another way, cards areas useful as a range weapon as a Bat'Leth is as a melee weapon.







Well I'm going to get down right geeky and explain why Gambit's cards don't burn up. Despite the purple visual, Gambit is actually manipulating the kinetic energy of said playing card. So when he's "charging up" the cards, he's actually charging up the amount of energy they have on impact. That's when they'll burn up and explode.
                                                                                                                                               

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General Discussion / Re: Cards as Weapon
« on: April 28, 2010, 10:48:41 am »
I know it's a common theme in super hero themed comics as well. (Gambit, Bullseye, Joker...etc.) The earliest trace of this I can see is in some Batman comics from the 1950s. I can't say for sure if Joker was using cards in his earlier appearances though. (lates 30s-40s.)

I think it's just a neat visual.

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General Discussion / Re: Big Surprise From Square Enix?
« on: April 28, 2010, 10:38:55 am »
That's the Shinji Hashimoto surprise and not the Sonia Im surprise, though, right? Sonia Im's Tweet was reported on April 18, which is after the action figure announcement (April 7~8).

Interestingly, Level 5 just announced a "time traveling" game, but I'm sure it's unrelated. Level 5 is the company that developed Dragon Quest VIII, which was released under Square Enix's auspices. Has Level 5 done a whole lot for Square Enix since then?

Ahh good catch. I figured it was the same thing, but you're right about the dates.

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General Discussion / Re: Big Surprise From Square Enix?
« on: April 27, 2010, 01:32:18 pm »

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General Discussion / Re: Mythology
« on: April 25, 2010, 03:30:05 pm »
Let me again be the lone voice shouting into the hurricane of popularity: I didn't like American Gods. Neil Gaiman has always been hit or miss with me; I keep wanting to give up on him, and he keeps coming up with something to just barely scrape and peck his way into the fringes of my appreciation. But American Gods was one of those works of his that laid pretty cleanly on the side of "Yecch."

Then again, that doesn't amount to a suggestion from me that you not read it. I'm rarely against people reading stuff. Mostly I'm just being crotchety at the near-universal praise of yet another overhyped piece of "mainstream alternative" fiction.

That's a fair opinion. I don't like everything he does, but I love his ability to humanize gods. It's not an original concept by any means (something Gaiman himself admits constantly), but in my opinion no one does it better.

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