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by Sonic#
Mon May 17, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1150
Views: 758295

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Dragon Quest VIII was the first one I beat. I found the world map exploration so fun that I kept handmade maps so that I'd be sure to know where else I could find something new. Regarding the tendency to overlevel, Dragon Quest XI (and the 3DS release of VIII) handles that better with non-random enc...
by Sonic#
Fri May 14, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Eid Mubarak! / !عيد مبارك
Replies: 31
Views: 29678

Re: Eid Mubarak! / !عيد مبارك

Eid Mubarak!

Do you use that calligraphy set for writing in Japanese as well?
by Sonic#
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: TSS text fun
Replies: 11
Views: 11984

Re: TSS text fun

So the idea is that Alex puts on the heavy clothes, which makes him an adventurer, and that's actually reflected by the in-game sprite and dialogue. That's pretty cool!
by Sonic#
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Song of the moment
Replies: 449
Views: 331167

Re: Song of the moment

Apparently my mood of the week is very much Morrowind remixes. Here's Dagothwave: "I'm a god! How can you kill a god? What a grand and intoxicating innocence!"
https://youtu.be/iR-K2rUP86M
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Elemental Icons in Battle
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Elemental Icons in Battle

That's a field effect, which gives a bonus to damage from that element while suppressing opposing element damage. For instance, using Call Earth (a spell unlocked with the Earth Crests) will allow you to set the field effect to earth. I found more detailed information here: http://www.rpgdl.com/foru...
by Sonic#
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: #BringBackLunar
Replies: 22
Views: 4279

Re: #BringBackLunar

Alright, all of this discussion got me curious to take a look at their website. A few things I notice: 1. The website overall could use a redesign. I got a 1990s vibe from it, which isn't bad, but it takes some persistence to dig into the news or find the content I was curious about. I actually miss...
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1150
Views: 758295

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I never disliked Squall, but I was pleased to realize that my memory of him as a moody teenager had skipped over how thoughtful and reticent he could be. I've been playing Star Ocean: First Departure R on the Switch. I'm trying to do it entirely blind and without a guide, which is proving interestin...
by Sonic#
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1150
Views: 758295

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: 164323

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: 1150
Views: 758295

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: 1150
Views: 758295

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: 1150
Views: 758295

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: 449
Views: 331167

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: 1150
Views: 758295

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: 51107

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: 2105

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: 14161

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: 1150
Views: 758295

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: 1150
Views: 758295

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: 1150
Views: 758295

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.