Fan of the RM series since 95, even if I only ever finished something in 2k, VX, and VX Ace. Lover of pasta dishes, popcorn, and carbonated beverages.
Dogs > cats, but cats don't suck.
I'm old enough to have grown up with a rotary phone in the house.



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To be honest I was kind of hoping that
Serah would just tell Snow it's quits and start making out with Noel or something in front of him. SHE'S ALREADY CHEATED ON YOU EMOTIONALLY SNOW, BUT BOTH YOU AND NOEL ARE HOMEWRECKERS


This is going on my mp3 player for work tonight. You guys rock.

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The actual wording of the second amendment cites a well regulated militia as the reason why the amendment exists, but does not list membership as a requirement for an individual to bear arms. This interpretation was held up in court in the most recent related case.

So when does Oprah hand out AK-47s to everybody?

"You get an assault rifle, YOU get an assault rifle! EVERYBODY GETS AN ASSAULT RIFLEEEEEE♪♫"

(I'm joking)

Star Ocean 5 Announced for PS3, PS4

I think the two things that most upset me about Star Ocean 3 was that they completely dumped the Vendeeni plot/subplot, and that I didn't get my self-named Fayt to hook up with Nel in the end.

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@Ratty: I...don't know? I'm largely ignorant of Canadian history. I knew parts of what piano talked about (such as Lincoln actually not wanting to repeal slavery), and other things like it was the Bubonic plague that made it possible for Europeans to even move in and start colonizing North America (they didn't bring it, but over 90% of Native Americans there prior ended up dying from it--and then those that did survive faced the smallpox from the Europeans...)

As far as the Bill of Rights, I find it amusing how often people misinterpret the first two amendments:

Freedom of Speech: This says that the GOVERNMENT cannot do anything to you for what you're saying. Your job can still fire you. Your neighbors can take offense and kick your ass. Also it does NOT implicitly imply (redundancy ftw) a separation of church and state, Jefferson (I think) used that phrase in a letter to someone. Which is just as well, theocracy gtfo.

Second Amendment: The one almost EVERYONE gets wrong. It's "The right to bear arms in a well regulated militia". Since, you know, Britain didn't recognize the Declaration of Independence right when it was signed (plus no standing army back then), and as piano said, gotta try to keep dictators in check somehow.

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Piano makes me want to move to Canada...not that they're perfect either but.

Star Ocean 5 Announced for PS3, PS4

I'm having mixed thoughts on this game as well. The game play of 4 was fun as hell but the
And then Star Ocean 3! Such a divisive game! Seems like people loved or hated it.
The whole "I'm the last boss and I made this universe with RPG Maker" vibe that totally invalidated the storylines of the first two games was a huge turn-off for me. Taken on its own, it's a fascinating idea, but it would have worked much better in a project that wasn't the third in a series of (loosely) connected games. That was probably the highlight of 4's story (if we can call it that)--the fact that they explicitly stated there were multiple universes, so perhaps the fact that our characters are just that isn't being mashed in our face.

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Shamelessly copied from some IGN help page!

"Bonus Stats On Large Nodes

Commando recieves a bonus +2 ATK.

Ravager recieves a bonus +2 MAG.

Sentinel recieves a bonus +6 HP.

Saboteur receives a bonus +2 ATK(even levels:2/4/etc) or +2MAG(odd levels:1/3/etc).

Synergist receives a bonus +6 HP(even levels) or +2MAG(odd levels).

Medic receives a bonus of +6 HP.


Example: COM: 9, RAV: 10, SEN: 3, CP COST: 2,580

From left to right. FIRST get COM to 9. THEN get RAV to 10 and FINALLY SEN to 3. CP Cost points out how much CP you need to finish the entire stage."

original link:

RPGS... you've beaten

*barfs up a compiled list* This is pretty much every game i've beaten that has had so much as RPG-like elements.

Star Tropics 1
Final Fantasy 1
Final Fantasy 3
The Legend of Zelda

Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu 1)
Final Fantasy Legend
Final Fantasy Legend 2
Final Fantasy Legend 3
Pokemon Red + Blue + Yellow (I don't consider them separate)
Pokemon Silver
Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

~Gameboy Color~
Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (I lied, I never beat this one til recently)
Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Dragon Warrior
Dragon Warrior III
Dragon Warrior Monsters
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

Final Fantasy 4
Final Fantasy 5
Final Fantasy 6
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
Secret of Mana
Seiken Densetsu 3
Chono Trigger
Super Mario RPG

~Sega Genesis~
Shining Force II
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium

~Playstation 1~
Final Fantasy 7
Final Fantasy 8
Final Fantasy 9
Final Fantasy Tactics
Chrono Cross
Legend of Mana
Star Ocean 2
Tales of Eternia
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
Arc the Lad 1
Valkyrie Profile
Suikoden 1
Wild Arms 1
Wild Arms 2

~Gameboy Advance~
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story
Pokemon Ruby
Sword of Mana
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

~Nintendo DS~
Luminous Arc
Luminous Arc 2
Pokemon Pearl
Pokemon Soul Silver
Pokemon Black
Pokemon Black 2
Sands of Destruction
Atelier Annie
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2
Children of Mana
Dragon Warrior 9

~Nintendo 3DS~
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Pokemon X
Fantasy Life
Pokemon Omega Ruby

~Playstation 2~
Ar Tonelico 1
Ar Tonelico 2
Mana Khemia 1
Persona 3
Persona 4
Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time
Romancing SaGa (4 playthroughs, Sif is best)
Phantasy Star Universe
Rogue Galaxy
Shadows of the Colossus
Wild Arms 4

Phantasy Star ONLINE v2
Tales of Symphonia

~Playstation 3~
Atelier Rorona
Atelier Totori
Atelier Meruru
Atelier Ayesha
Atelier Eschatology (Escha side)
Record of Agarest War
Record of Agarest War ZERO
Ar Tonelico 3 (qoga)
Ar Nosurge
Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (i hate my life sometimes)
Cross Edge
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk. II
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
Disgaea 4
Tales of Graces F (main story only)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Grief Syndrome (Up to about cycle 33)

Growlanser: Wayfarer in Time (aka GL 4)

~Game Gear~
Shining Force: Sword of Hayja (3DS port)

Games I've made a lot of progress in but have not beaten:
Arc the Lad II
Dragon Age: Origins

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Craze: too much EXP/CP? How about the part where I missed out on something like 300-400 ATK on Noel and 300-400 MAG on Serah because I went straight through RAV/COM?Whoever designed how you gained stats in that system was a fucking moron. It's not like they told us anything or gave us ANY indication of what was an optimal way to raise our class levels. If you need a strategy guide to figure out to spend your level up points then the game's been designed wrong.

Also as far as Atelier goes the characters have had MOSTLY realistic design choices post-Mana Khemia era. Why the princess' bloomers are longer than her dress (looking at you, Meruru), however, is beyond me.

LockeZ: Perhaps? I'll still argue that FF games as a whole have been on a downward trend starting in the PSX era, and that FF9 was my favorite one of the numbered entries on that console. Why we can't have things like actual equipment or controllable party members is beyond me. That being said, by comparison, 13-2 was loads better than 13...but that's also like saying that a heated hot dog is better than a cold hot dog. :P At least I finished the game! (Unlike FFX or FF12)