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  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 5 days ago

    I want to stan for Yuna since since I feel like she's one of the more memorable heroines of FF. While I agree with Kat that FFX is Tidus' story, I completely disagree that Yuna is relegated to just a love interest. The entire journey revolves around her. Tidus is following Yuna the whole time and its through her reputation as a Summoner's daughter that FFX gets its emotional beats from. Needless to say, she's very important and her arc is a touching one that reaches one of the best bittersweet conclusions you'll ever see in a videogame. Also, if you want to count FFX-2 (where Yuna is the main character) she gets even cooler.

    Yuna is better than Garnett. #truthfacts

    P.S. Lightning is woefully underappreciated and her sister Serah even moreso. The XIII Saga has some good female characters.

    P.S.S. Can Nadia compare Chrono Cross to Final Fantasy IX?

    Posted in Axe of the Blood God: Horizon Zero Dawn DLC Review and FFIX Report #8

  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 5 days ago

    Excellent review Kat. I'm going to buy the game most likely. I doubt I'm going to have much of a problem with the loot boxes shenanigans in this game. When I play Battlefront it's not about showing off my skills. I just want to shoot shit as a Stormtrooper. I dont care about progression in something like Battlefront.

    Posted in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Review: EA Goes to the Dark Side

  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 10 days ago

    Tales of Vesperia is probably the best Tales game and it quickly got glossed over like it was nothing. Lesser games like Lost Oddyssey and Blue Dragon got more time than probably the best JRPG to emerge from that generation. Truth be told, that hurts. It really hurts because Vesperia is probably the only Tales game to get an actual big budget. It was primed to compete with the big boys and ended up ignored by pretty much everyone except Tales diehards.

    The people that actually played it were treated to a game that iterated on the classic JRPG formula to near perfection. You had a great cast, a big overworld and a really good action battle system that had the depth of a decent fighting game (no surprise there because Soul Calibur staff worked on Vesperia).

    But I'm probably getting ahead of myself. What's the one thing about Tales that rears its ugly head whenever someone has to trash it?

    "It's too anime."

    Well yeah, Tales does anime tropes and has been doing them for decades; Just like how sci-fi games can't stop copying Aliens and Blade Runner and how fantasy games crib everything from Tolkien. Doing tropes shouldn't be a knock especially when creators are putting their own spin on things. Plus, Vesperia doesn't even adhere closely to the tropes like say Persona 4.

    One of the things Vesperia doesn't get enough credit for is how atypical it is for what's supposed to be a by the book JRPG. You don't need to look farther than it's humble beginnings to know that Vesperia is on to something when you take control of Yuri who is living life in the slums after walking away from a cozy government job. Yuri is perhaps one of the best protagonist in RPGs simply because he's pragmatic, level-headed and generally doesn't take anyone's nonsense. Typically, JRPG plots center around characters who either accept their role as a chosen one or try to shun it, but Yuri is a guy who kinda rolls with it after he finds himself there. It makes him easier to like on top of being a respectful, good natured person. The rest of the cast is the same way. Actually, I would put Vesperia's cast up against any of the JRPG greats. I think they would match up favorably simply due to their chemistry. By the end they achieve that sense of family that all the great JRPGs do.

    It kind of bums me out how the Tales series never really gets any attention. It's even worse when I start thinking of what could've been if Vesperia had ended up as a PS3 game from the start. The game got a PS3 port some years down the line with enhancements but it was Japan only. The only way Western gamers got to play it was through Xbox, and let's face it, the JRPG crowd was never on Xbox. They will always stay on PlayStation until the day the genre dies.

    Sorry for the lengthy, meandering post, but Vesperia really deserves some recognition. It was unanimously considered the finest entry in the franchise until Berseria appeared. People really love Symphonia (and for good reason!) but Vesperia was really next level. It was the franchise's Final Fantasy X.

    Posted in Axe of the Blood God: The Xbox's Checkered History With RPGs

  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 17 days ago

    This is an underappreciated series. As someone that likes to customize and accessorize characters in videogames, Style Savvy is awesome simply just for the amount of options it offers. I know a lot of people aren't into fashion, but I think if you have a mild interest in it, Style Savvy does a good job of being a primer into an industry.

    I got into the series after I watched Princess Jellyfish, and honestly, it scratched an itch for me that I didn't know I had.

    Posted in Dress to Impress When Style Savvy: Styling Star Drops This Holiday Season

  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 18 days ago

    I have all the respect in the world for Cage. Its hard doing what he does and its even harder when everybody is seemingly against you. I hope he succeeds.

    Posted in David Cage: "You Don't Choose to Talk About Domestic Abuse"

  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 18 days ago

    Batman V Superman was a great film. Justice League won't even come close.

    Posted in The Wonder of Super Mario Odyssey

  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 24 days ago

    Persona 5 kind of sucked when it came to tackling social issues. Hopefully it's done better here.

    Posted in Shin Megami Tensei V On the Switch Will Tackle Topics Like Unemployment, Nuclear War, and Other Modern Anxieties

  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 24 days ago

    Don't think I'll play this, but I hope it's successful cuz it looks cool.

    Posted in Be in IRL Debt to Tom Nook When Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Launches This Year

  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 26 days ago

    Hopefully it's better than Persona 5.

    Posted in SMT For Switch Is Officially Shin Megami Tensei V

  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino Kuni-Nino 27 days ago

    @JohnnyThunders That's a rule made for the courts of law to abide. The court of public opinion has no such guidelines.

    Posted in Video Game Forum NeoGAF Goes Dark After Sexual Assault Allegations Against Site Owner