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by Sonic#
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1131
Views: 685814

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I replayed Final Fantasy VIII last year! I have a lot of nostalgia for the game, since it was the first FF game I owned. In this playthrough, I admired the ambition of the scenario writing the most. The Laguna sequences in particular involve a lot of player trust for how unusual and unexpected they ...
by Sonic#
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Last Anime?
Replies: 176
Views: 150692

Re: Last Anime?

^ Are there other 1990s anime that hold up nowadays, especially thematically? I've been selectively going back and watching a few episodes of series I loved back then, like Record of Lodoss War, but I don't know where to start with new series. (And I never was a big anime watcher - the Sci-Fi channe...
by Sonic#
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1131
Views: 685814

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I've been playing Little Hope, which is in the same vein as Man of Medan and Until Dawn - heavily based on conversation, QTE, and cluefinding, with a lot of importance placed on both what players know and what characters know during the story. LH (roughly Salem-themed, but mostly taking place in the...
by Sonic#
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1131
Views: 685814

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I played Disco Elysium, which focuses on an amnesiac cop who has to solve a case in a downtrodden corner of the world. The game is a bit rough, treading a thin line between making politics a part of the setting and being too didactic, but it succeeded in telling a story I was entertained by and in w...
by Sonic#
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1131
Views: 685814

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I just finished a move, so I've had little time to do anything else. I've dabbled in Breath of Fire 2, since I can easily play the Switch version for 15 minutes before bed. I also have carved out a bit of time with Crusader Kings III, which hits the sweet intersection of grand strategy and roleplayi...
by Sonic#
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Song of the moment
Replies: 445
Views: 297256

Re: Song of the moment

"Risk" - Metric

by Sonic#
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1131
Views: 685814

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I've been slowly working through Persona 4 Golden. I tried the original over a decade ago, liked it, but stopped before the end. In this playthrough, I'm only a little more patient with the dungeons. I like the story; it's just 10+ levels of pregenerated dungeon wear on me. I also gave The Warlock o...
by Sonic#
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Lunar: Silver Star Story (Complete)
Topic: Saturn translation [in progress!]
Replies: 45
Views: 46053

Re: Saturn translation [in progress!]

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the point in translating something that has been translated already for so long? I don't speak for the people working on this, but I think the purpose here is to adapt one of the other translations to work with the Saturn version of the game. The question is one I c...
by Sonic#
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Tabletop gaming
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: Tabletop gaming

Yes, I've been a tabletop roleplayer since college. A little bit of history: My first ever game was in the Buffy/Angel RPG system. We got together for a semester and did about 5 or 6 sessions. It was a healthy space for introducing roleplaying - a mixed-gender group, emphasis on roleplay over battle...
by Sonic#
Wed May 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Replies: 22
Views: 11372

Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

I named mine Arcadia. I didn't even think of Vane!

So far I'm still firmly into collecting different kinds of trees. We'll see if I ever try more complex designs. :)
by Sonic#
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1131
Views: 685814

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I've been into Persona 5 Royal. I'm most of the way through the game at this point, and loving the new additions. I've taken over a thousand screenshots, just in case I want to write something about it. My partner and I have also been into Animal Crossing. It's an interesting test, sharing the same ...
by Sonic#
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1131
Views: 685814

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Just my two cents, I in no way see how a game company adapting their own game could be considered censorship. Calling that censorship ignores the longstanding practices of authors revising and editing their own work after publication, or adapting it for a new medium or audience. (Is Shakespeare's Fi...
by Sonic#
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1131
Views: 685814

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I've started a third run-through of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I'm playing with Dimitri's team this time, as well as the (up to now current) DLC.

I'm waiting for Persona 5 Royal or FF7:R. I plan to play both, but I'm still conflicted about which to get first.
by Sonic#
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Would you like to be able to play as Ghaleon?
Replies: 11
Views: 11553

Re: Would you like to be able to play as Ghaleon?

Storywise, no to two of them. Ghaleon maybe would be interesting, but Borgan is a slaver and Lunn brainwashes kids.
by Sonic#
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1131
Views: 685814

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I've been playing Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. My level is in the upper 40s and I'm on my way to Archades. With the 4x speed settings in this version, I've had time to do many of the side hunts and explore to my heart's content. (I'd played the original, but at the time I was dating someone wh...
by Sonic#
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Star Wars IX (spoilers)
Replies: 1
Views: 3351

Re: Star Wars IX (spoilers)

I liked it and had fun overall. I enjoyed the main plot - the macguffin of the Sith wayfinder, Rey learning more about herself and coming to terms with who she is, Poe and Finn each becoming more mature versions of themselves and Finn especially being able to speak to that ex-child soldier side to h...
by Sonic#
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?
Replies: 18
Views: 18791

Re: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?

^ In terms of visual reference, it reminds me of the reference to cathedral stained glass I found - something real that influences the design of an in-game element. But I can't think of any other bosses or designs that would qualify as a Japanese pop-cultural reference. (Not that I would be likely t...
by Sonic#
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Magical School Lunar & Lunar: Walking School
Topic: Magical School Lunar translation [in progress!]
Replies: 39
Views: 58876

Re: Magical School Lunar translation [in progress!]

Wow, good work so far!

I'm really looking forward to this translation. Since getting MSL several years ago, I've wanted an English translation to understand what is going on.
by Sonic#
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday
Replies: 14
Views: 14919

Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday

Merry Christmas! To think that many of us are old enough to be parents to an adult LN.
by Sonic#
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?
Replies: 18
Views: 18791

Re: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?

Fascinating! There are enough points of similarity that I wouldn't be surprised if that was an inspiration. That said, it works well because the concept of a wind-up drummer or little drummer boy is well-known. There is video of the moment from the Japanese version of Eternal Blue on YouTube: https:...