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    Today, 11:34 AM
    Sephiroth posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    About the Jiminy conversation: Yes, he is in III, very briefly. Another character that shows they did not know what to do with the Disney characters.
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    Today, 11:33 AM
    Sephiroth posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Well, I got a degree in psychology before I became a computer scientist and that covered communication psychology as well so I think I will end that...
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    Today, 10:53 AM
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    I think Jiminy does show up in III, but yeah, I think CoM is the only game where he really has such a major role. Even in coded he isn’t that...
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    Today, 06:53 AM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    I still can’t get over how the general opinion on BBS has shift. Or at least, it appears to have, due to a vocal minority. Here, have a much more...
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    Yesterday, 06:03 AM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    I really doubt you’ll be missing out on a lot in terms of story with coded, though, trust me. Though honestly, in that regard I heard the HD movie...
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    02-19-2019, 07:53 PM
    Sephiroth posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    That does not work for me and does not make much sense. I mean, it is not like its the first time I have talked with people about this but this is...
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    02-19-2019, 09:31 AM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Yeah, Deep Dive is pretty cool. I remember the days when people would just speculate about this - it was a similar deal later with Birth By Sleep....
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    02-18-2019, 07:40 AM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    I’ll take a look at it later, thanks! And yeah, I think the worst part about this whole attitude is how many people just mindlessly regurgitate...
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    02-18-2019, 06:18 AM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    It’s really the Final Mix version that changed this. KHII now has an insane amount of extra content to seek your teeth into, so people now spend way...
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    02-17-2019, 11:29 PM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    I’m honestly enjoying the second run so much more. I may think the plot is completely irrelevant, but I still like the fact that the Disney...
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    02-17-2019, 11:07 PM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Well, I know that most of this has come to be after KHII FM became available here, so people have been using that version as the gold standard....
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    02-17-2019, 08:39 PM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Don’t even get me started on that one. The KHII circlejerk is so strong nowadays it’s not even funny anymore
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    02-17-2019, 07:31 PM
    Fynn replied to a thread Action RPGs in General RPG Discussion
    Like Vermachtnis, I like them pretty much the same as turn-based RPGs. They just happen to scratch a different itch. I do get incredibly annoyed if I...
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    02-17-2019, 02:47 PM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Sorry for not replying so long. Busy weekend. Im also still working through your magnet message becausecof this ;) It’s good to hear the optional...
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    02-17-2019, 02:11 PM
    I don't play a lot of them, but I absolutely should. Ys VIII was an absolute blast to play, probably my favorite PS4 game so far. I'm sure there's...
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    02-15-2019, 10:57 PM
    Shauna replied to a thread Who Do You Miss in General Chat
    Can't get rid of us
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    02-14-2019, 06:17 PM
    Shauna replied to a thread Frozen 2 in The Lounge
    Yeah, it might be alright. I will be watching it at some point. Probably the first day it hits cinemas.
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    02-14-2019, 09:20 AM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    I agree, though my personal reasons for whining in this cases is just that I have this automatic repulsion to games that use the mobile/MMO format,...
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    02-14-2019, 08:34 AM
    Fynn replied to a thread Frozen 2 in The Lounge
    I don’t mind
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    02-13-2019, 08:43 PM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Yeah, he's one of the most entertaining music theory channels out there, if you ask me. I can't really tell for sure because of my background, but I...
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    02-13-2019, 08:33 PM
    Fynn replied to a thread [KH] What if there is no 4? in General Square-Enix
    I stand by my theory that the secret ending is actually a teaser for DLC, not a new game. Plus, pretty sure it teased two worlds: one for Verum Rex,...
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    02-13-2019, 07:04 PM
    Not sure how I feel about this tbh
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    02-13-2019, 05:01 PM
    At least they got their priorities straight. It’s not that FFVIII isn’t a great game. It’s jist that Xenogears is indescribable
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    02-13-2019, 12:01 AM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Btw have you made it to mission 250 yet? I have. It was not what I expected and now I’m back in Agrabah again, which sucks, but at least the story...
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    02-12-2019, 08:32 PM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    Nifty. Reminded me of another video I know. gDpvVmp4_Yo
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    02-12-2019, 04:08 AM
    Sephiroth posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    The only saving grace is "gladly I am biased and the fairytale makes my 11-year old self happy". Also if you only see it as "your version" then there...
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    02-12-2019, 03:44 AM
    Sephiroth posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    As for my feelings on his continual existence, I feel that my uncertainty comes mostly from the fact I prefer the idea he was metaphorically still...
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    02-11-2019, 10:55 PM
    Fynn posted a visitor message on Wolf Kanno's profile
    So far the most enjoyable part of writing the thing is the banter between the brothers, as I feel that comes out pretty organically. The hardest part...
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    Kann ich verstehen, das ist nicht für jeden. Zum Glück tröstet mich die Klischeestory des Märchens das Kingdom Hearts ist und die Freude nach langer Wartezeit über die nun endgültig und total inkonsistenten Faktoren hinweg.
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    Mann, Kingdom Hearts III hatte am Ende kurz vorm Endkampf so viele Plotholes/wonky narration.
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    One idea I wanted to do for a game was a Sonic the Hedgehog style title with a heavy music theme. The flow and level design is Sonic, but the gameplay is closer to Amplitude/Frequency. You collect different color notes which eventually activate more instruments that play in the stage music. The goal being to have the full song playing by the time you reach the goal. The story is about a chronically late DJ who is always trying to get to a new show/concert his girlfriend is at. Each stage would be a different genre of music.

    The other is an RPG that's kind of like the film Millennium Actress but with video games instead. The main "game" the programmer is working on is a Dragon Quest knockoff but the battle system was unique. Basically I drop all pretense of HP/MP and stats, instead battles involve turns and your character has a limited amount of turns to defeat an opponent. You have Attack, Defend, Magic, and Items but the catch is that you may have to use some of the non-combative commands to win. So like you have two turns to beat a slime, but weapons and magic don't hurt it. So instead you'll learn in a town that slimes are weak to potions so you dissolve it instead with items. Some enemies will destroy themselves and try to take you with them so you'll need to defend, and other monsters may take a combination of all the abilities to win, the trick is figuring out what works, what order, and to use your turns wisely because if you run out of turns the monster just gets to eat you. The rest of the game is a bit more meta and fourth wall breaking, I may just mognet you the full story idea for it.

    I can understand the issues of working in a team and staying motivated. I'm working on a comic book idea with a friend. For most of the month, I've been obsessed with it and constantly writing background ideas and plotting out the main scenario while my artist friend has kind of been ho-hum about everything and easily distracted. Now I'm getting distracted with other stuff and she's suddenly got the fire to get to work. So it can be a process but I guess it's nice one of us is always burning a torch for the project.
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    It's the nice thing about remaster/remakes is that it does bring in new fans. I remember the GBA ports of the SNES entries bringing in quite a few new faces on this forum, and I feel Dissidia did a great job making people look back on the older entries with a new sense of wonder.

    You're part of a dev team? Hot damn, wish I had the patience. I tried to learn computer programming in college when I finally went back to school but learned I didn't have the patience or aptitude for it so I had to change my major to some throw away one so I would stop accumulating student debt. I'm usually impressed with anyone who has the fortitude to stick to programming and software engineering. I'm better with coming up with designs than I am with implementing them.
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    You've never asked actually.

    Funny enough, I've never actually played a Blizzard game before, except maybe Lost Vikings on the Genesis. I fell out of PC gaming in the late 90s just before Blizzard made a name for themselves with Diabalo, Warcraft, and Starcraft. FFXI sort of taught me I don't care for MMOs so I dodged WoW despite the game becoming the be all end all for all of my college friends. So I don't really have an opinion on them to be honest. I have debated with myself that I probably should go back and play Starcraft though since you can tell Blizzard took some ideas from Robotech but overall, I'm neutral on them and have no strong opinions because I really haven't played anything by them.

    How about you?
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    Sounds a bit like Nier, you have to basically play the games three times each to get the true story on what's going on.
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    It looks intriguing, one of those series that's on my back burner if I an ever find the time to get around to it.
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    I'm familiar with it, like I know all the characters are technically based on fictional and historical figures like King Arthur for the Agrias looking girl and the one guy is Gilgamesh who did the whole magic aerial sword trick Noctis is known for. I remember hearing it started it's life as a Hentai Visual Novel before it's popularity spawned a SFW version which took off and became it's own franchise.
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    No problem, not sure if it was an insightful though.
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    I've read the premise, but I'm not sure if you would care for my answer.
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Interesting Routes: Aqua

by Karifean on 11-30-2017 at 10:21 PM
There's something truly magical about Himawari that I didn't really realize back when I first read it but have come to appreciate about it more and more.

Himawari has an enforced reading order, something you don't see a lot in galge without a strong plot focus. However, like other visual novels such as Fate/Stay Night can use it to drive the plot and themes forward in parallel tales, so too does Himawari use it to give us ample

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru is now on Steam

by Karifean on 11-18-2017 at 02:57 AM
Well, at last, it happened. It's been a long time coming, Umineko Chiru is finally available for purchase on Steam, and alternatively MangaGamer's own website.

Umineko Chiru - Steam Store Page

This is the second half of Umineko of course, so if you haven't read the first half yet, you can get it here.

I've stated how much Umineko means to me many a time before,

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Little Busters! English Edition is now available!

by Karifean on 11-01-2017 at 05:36 PM
As of today, Little Busters! English Edition is available for purchase on Steam!

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The game is 20% off during its launch week, putting it at a respectable price of around half that of CLANNAD's, even though the two are quite similar in terms of sheer content value (though Little Busters contains

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Dies Irae Review

by Karifean on 08-03-2017 at 01:32 AM
Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ is a visual novel created by Light. It was one of the most renowned JP-only VNs before finally getting a localization in June of this year.

Come, gather and bear witness to my opera, now in the making.

Its script is the height of cliché, I am forced to admit. And yet...

Its actors are of the finest fold; beyond exquisite.

Thus, I believe you will find it enthralling.

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Umineko: Episode 4 Tea Party

by Karifean on 07-09-2017 at 09:57 PM
You talk too much. All you have to do is honestly say 'I'll kill you'.

For those that don't know, the climaxes of Episodes 4, 5 and 6 are my 3 favorite moments in Umineko (which also makes them my 3 favorite moments in fiction overall), all for their own individual reasons. I've been dying to talk about them for a while. I figured I'd start with the Episode 4 Tea Party, quite possibly the greatest example of Ryukishi's writing skill of them all.

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