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post #226 of 707

Enjoying Xenoblade Chronicles right now. Spectacularly good. Battle system is pretty interesting, and certainly fresh for a JRPG. It has a good combination of strategy and intensity. Characters are much less archetypical than what you find in most games, much more human and relateable. Soundtrack is solid overall. Some songs are just sort of "there," but there are some gems too. The game has a knack for really intense, immersive cinematics. Easily the best JRPG I've played in a long time.

post #227 of 707

My pre-order of The Last Story just shipped today! I'll probably have to wait a few extra days since I opted for the free shipping, but thanks to a Newegg promo code, it only cost me $40 instead of $50.

 

Does anyone else here already have it or is looking forward to it?

post #228 of 707

!!

And thus I have now two Play-Asia coupons ($5 off $60+ order)

Exp. 27/09/12 & 04/10/12

If anyone wants them let me know, otherwise I'm posting it on Play-Asia's FB page.


Edited by kalbee - 8/17/12 at 8:00pm
post #229 of 707

I would take those of you if you dont mind.

post #230 of 707
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I would take those of you if you dont mind.


The coupons? Send me a PM--gotta run for an errand right now.

I'll likely hold onto one of them for the moment, in case I can use it for an eventual DJmax Technika. If I buy a VITA.

Games + Audio = both expensive hobbies.

post #231 of 707
Beat mine : gaming+audio+photography
post #232 of 707

Gaming, computers, and now audio thanks to this forum.

 

Thankfully, I'm not too into photography to the point where I feel like spending the big bucks on DSLRs to displace this Pentax Spotmatic I found at a thrift store in great condition for under $16. Modern digital bodies are expensive enough as is, and don't get me started on the lenses.

 

But all of these hobbies combined have nothing on cars when it comes down to wallet hurt, I'm sure...

post #233 of 707

Lol, oh man cars... yeah those are expensive toys. And motorcycles.

Until we get into speakers.

post #234 of 707

Oh, I almost forgot: I'm a videophile at heart, certainly far moreso than I am an audiophile, but I can't afford the video gear I really want.

 

If front projectors were an option, a Barco Cine 9 or Sony G70 would be really nice. But since they're not, I'd have to opt for a working Sony GDM-FW900 as the holy grail of PC monitors. Even in 2012, you still can't beat CRTs for gaming, but they're getting tougher and tougher to find in tip-top shape without screwed-up colors (which tends to plague later FD Trinitron monitors, FW900 included).

 

Then I want one of these capture cards specifically. Why? They capture 240p RGB signals very well, in addition to handling everything up to 1080p and possibly beyond. For a moment, I thought I was going to be in a lot of wallet hurt since Micomsoft products are difficult to get outside of Japan, let alone for a low price, but then some board members pointed out a nearly-identical card that sells for a mere US$125 locally. Yes, please! (And they're easier to find than those rare Immersive Holo3DGraph II cards...)

 

As a bonus, 240p RGB input capability gives me the option to use pretty much any PC monitor out there with my retro consoles at maximum image quality, instead of having to hunt down the few displays available in North America with 15 KHz RGB input capability (since SCART doesn't exist here). The cost is a frame or two of input lag, but at least I can record my console games at the video quality I demand! Anything less than RGB or component/YUV just doesn't do it for me. S-Video has color artifacts. Composite video makes everything blurry in addition to more color artifacts. RF...oh god no.

post #235 of 707

Persona 4 Golden for PS Vita

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/08/24/persona-4-golden-solid-gold-premium-edition/

 

OMG!!! I'M ORDERING THIS EVEN THOUGH I DON'T HAVE A VITA YET!!!!

post #236 of 707
Thread Starter 
I have to pre-order that soon-ish.

Ironically, I've never been a fan of Persona... GASP.
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I have to pre-order that soon-ish.
Ironically, I've never been a fan of Persona... GASP.
*GASP! *
GO. ORDER. NAO!!!!!
Well, this is the only reason to buy a VITA, other than uncharted that is
post #238 of 707
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Again, I'm not a big fan of Persona. I didn't like any of them. I didn't like the random-esque dungeons in Persona 3. It's all a bit basic.

I liked SMT: Nocture and Digital Devil Saga okay, but I didn't LOVE them. I guess I'm just not a fan of their rpgs. That being said, I'll be getting P4 (the $40 one). I need something to play on my Vita, and this is as good as it's gonna get for awhile.
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Again, I'm not a big fan of Persona. I didn't like any of them. I didn't like the random-esque dungeons in Persona 3. It's all a bit basic.
I liked SMT: Nocture and Digital Devil Saga okay, but I didn't LOVE them. I guess I'm just not a fan of their rpgs. That being said, I'll be getting P4 (the $40 one). I need something to play on my Vita, and this is as good as it's gonna get for awhile.

 

Aww...where's the love? Well, you have your own preferences, so I'll leave it at that.

Anyway...Can't wait! Though I was hoping a P4G Vita but hey, this will do

post #240 of 707

I would have to say.

 

  • FFVI
  • FFIX
  • Chrono Cross - I never played Chrono Trigger and didn't even know it existed until many years later. I also didn't know this game had multiple endings so I only ever beat it once.
  • Ar Tonelico
  • Star Ocean
  • Tales of <insert title here>

 

I have played a lot of others however the ones above are the ones that I consider to be really good.

 

Oh, another that I'm most likely the only one here that has played is Guardian's Crusade which was one of my first JRPG if not my first (I was very young then, don't remember).


Edited by Renari - 8/27/12 at 5:47am
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