Cave_Johnson_

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  1. For me it's all about having the experience as close to the original as possible. I couldn't even tell you exactly why, but that's just how I prefer anime and games. I wasn't always like this; that's just how I've come to feel over the last few years. Oh, that's right, the localization of the 3rd is only on PC. It's well worth going back to PC for it, not that I need to tell you that. That's understandable. There are so many games out there that you're better off sticking to what you know you'll enjoy. I rarely buy games these days unless I know I'm going to play them soon after. I already have a ridiculous backlog on Steam alone after years of summer and winter sales. Chrono Trigger actually has some things that even modern RPGs lack, though I can see how some aspects of it could feel dated. It's a small thing, but I love how it's possible to walk away in the middle of a dialogue box. There are also no random encounters, which is a huge plus. Being able to choose your party is great, but it can also be hard to pick sometimes. This becomes even more of a problem in the 3rd, where you'll have 16 characters to choose from by the end. I haven't counted yet, but Sen IV has even more than that. I'd say there are easily over 20, probably closer to 30 if you count all the guest characters. Anyway, Chapter 5 is great, but what comes after is even better. I won't say anything more than that, though. Also, arts are most certainly better than physical attacks in most cases. It's not quite as bad as FC, where physical attacks were pretty much useless against the final boss, but it's still noticeable.
  2. While not a hard song, I was fairly proud of almost getting no fines (IA/VT Colorful): I also managed to perfect the longest song in the game (no safes, but quite a few fines, unfortunately): Oh, and one other thing; IA is really cute:
  3. IA/VT COLORFUL プラチナトロフィー 全てのトロフィーを獲得する This took much longer than I thought, but that's probably because I haven't played it much in the last two weeks. I was slowly chipping away at the last few trophies during that time. Playing all the songs on Easy is probably the worst part of the platinum. Normal is easy enough; Easy is just painfully boring. Step up play on Hard is the hardest part, but even then there were only a few parts where I got stuck and had to retry a couple times. As for the game, it often gets compared to Project Diva — and I can certainly see why — but it is actually quite different. The d-pad, for example, counts as four different buttons rather than being mapped to the same inputs as the face buttons. The notes are on a "track" of sorts, but that doesn't mean it's easier. There are often multiple tracks at the same time, and they move around a lot (especially on Hard). I wanted to get a better platinum screenshot, but it didn't go exactly as planned: That's more fines (and three safes :/) than I would've liked to get.
  4. I know what you mean; nothing good can come from arguing about it. I've pretty much separated myself from these kinds of never-ending, pointless arguments — probably due to having the misfortune of speaking to shitty people on both sides over the last few years. I mostly played PC games when I was in high school, but I switched to back to consoles as I gradually became more interested in Japanese games. I still play some games on PC occasionally, usually exclusives. I'm sure there are some western RPGs worth your time; though this is coming from a guy who has probably played three or four of them lol. As for early JRPGs, I'd highly recommend Chrono Trigger (if you haven't already played it). If you ask me, it's truly timeless. I was blown away by how amazing it was when I first played it, and at that time the game was about 16-17 years old. Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the rest of SC. I never get tired of reading people's reactions to the last few chapters and the ending.
  5. With those extra lines, there's actually more voice acting than the Japanese versions. Either way, I couldn't care less about the English voice acting, but I'll spare you my opinion any further on the matter. As you've seen yourself, these games have massive scripts. I can't even imagine the amount of time and money it would take to fully voice them. I think the reason the Evo versions were fully voiced is because they were outsourced to another company — one that likely had the budget to do it. Partial voice acting is definitely better than nothing, at least. While I do like voice acting, it doesn't really matter to me if it is full, partial, or there's none at all. What got me into RPGs in the first place were games from the SNES era (Super Mario RPG, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, etc.) It's even weirder seeing areas in 3D that previously only existed in 2D.
  6. Yeah, that makes sense. It's probably unnecessary, but you could add a section noting the amount of voice acting. The Evo versions would be "Full", Sen I-IV would be "Partial", etc.
  7. I'm not sure about the PSP versions, but FC, SC, and 3rd have voice acting on PC. It's only in battles, though, so I don't know if that counts.
  8. If you were so confused and curious, perhaps you should have actually researched it? Maybe then you'd know that no one is "virtually fucking" anyone in these games. Not even close. At least you admit it. In your first post in this thread, you called everyone "sick bastards", then made a status update calling people "sick and twisted" or something like that. So please, don't act like you just stated your opinion and got attacked for it. When you start out by insulting everyone, then spout nonsense because you're ill-informed, of course the responses are going to be negative.
  9. The "underage girls" you're talking about are fictional charcters with an arbitrary number (age) attached to them. With this kind of art style, there is little difference visually between a character who is 15 or 20. But nope, we're all just sick bastards, and you're so much better than us. Congratulations! /s
  10. Brilliant purchases! I'd like this post 10 times if I could.
  11. Looks like I'll be importing. I never cared much for the intimacy mode to begin with (usually just got the associated trophies and quit), but I'm not supporting this. I guess that means the trophy list will be changed, too. I wonder if they'll just remove the related trophies — assuming there are any — or replace them with new ones.
  12. I've heard that dust can cause this problem. One year is plenty of time to accumulate dust. Cleaning it out requires opening the PS4 I believe, which is why I haven't tried it yet. Most things I open/try to fix tend to break... I have this problem with almost every game, though it does seem worse with Sen IV. At one point, it was so loud that I thought the damn thing was going to explode.
  13. I just watched the first episode of Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru, and... well, this pretty much sums it up:
  14. It'll probably take me that long to finish my first playthrough... I'm always slow when it comes to RPGs. Good to know. Anyway, it's been hard to choose a party with all these characters. I'm currently using Partially because I think it's funny that they all have
  15. Nicely done! That was fast. I don't think I'm even halfway through the game yet, lol. I'm a few hours past the part where
  16. Not sure how I missed this, but that's good. Of course, I'll be getting those platinums as well. It probably won't be for a while; I'm in no hurry to go back to the Makina Domain... The two biggest problems I had with the game was exactly that: playable characters and DLC. 80 dollars for the season pass? Fucking ridiculous. It's not even worth half that. A lot of characters that should've been playable simply aren't, not even as DLC. I would've payed $5.99 for Plachta or Corneria. Hell, I would've bought them both (then bitched about the price after). Lol, unless I counted wrong, I got 7 Atelier platinums in 2017, and 6 in 2016... Crazy, I know.
  17. Nice! I can't wait to see more of this.
  18. Lightning!? That explains why it's so bright. Sorry, I had to...
  19. I associate her voice with Aoba the most, probably because that's the first time I heard her. She's great as Hinako (Blue Reflection) as well. But yeah, I imagined Yu sounding different. Maybe my opinion will change after seeing more, who knows. Like you said, it's just a minor gripe; I'm sure it'll be great regardless.
  20. [Sen no Kiseki IV] 50 hours later, I've completed the first act, or at least what I think was the first act. Just when I think it can't get any better, it does. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll abstain from saying too much. I will say this, though, which is not that big of a spoiler (imo): I was surprised when

    Celine turned into, well, this:



     

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    I still can't get over how unbelievably cute she is.

     

  21. It's been a while for me as well. I was surprised by how much I remembered (my memory sucks lol). I like Takada Yuuki, but I know what you mean. Kanemoto Hisako most likely would've reprised her role, but she's on hiatus, unfortunately.
  22. @Satoshi Ookami Looks like you won't be needing your old copies anymore, lol. I like Alisa, but damn, that cover sucks. The original, which actually shows the cast, is much better: The Japanese versions share the same list as PS3/Vita, so I wouldn't get your hopes up. Localization can cause all sorts of new lists to be made sometimes, though.
  23. I didn't even think of that. "From Gust" makes it sound like another studio would be handling the future titles. Either way, none of that is actually happening, thankfully.
  24. After a shipment delay, it's finally here. The cover itself is kind of a spoiler, so view at your own risk (Sen no Kiseki IV): Pre-order bonus, which also contains the cover, but the spoilers are mostly blocked:
  25. I was seriously worried for a second there; I misread it that way too at first. That would be like suicide for Gust.