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Feel free to recreate this thread if you'd like, however, creating a thread with no title, and no post, falls direct into spam territory and isn't okay.
Is Persona 3 Portable really worth playing?
Persona 3 Portable was my favorite persona game before 5.
I actually prefer the way the game plays overall with the quick menuing you can do in the town, instead of getting lost.
While it sucks you lose out on animated cutscenes, you are given full control of your party instead.
I strongly recommend it.
Who should Joker target?
Threads like that are not acceptible.
Change of Heart requests need to remain in the fictional realm.
Also, please don't spam the forum with duplicate threads.<div class='edited'>(edited by Joker)</div>
<quote user="modestdick">I just want pizza now, anybody know where I can get some</quote>
<quote user="modestdick">yeah bro I know where you can get that good pizza</quote>
<quote user="modestdick">thanks mind telling me where
I get this is is a joke post, but there's a few issues here.
A.) You clearly forgot to switch to your alt when talking to yourself
B.) You're doubleposting repeatedly to push a meme. This actually is not okay.
C.) This "meme" is no better than spam.
D.) The thread is inappropriately tagged.
Please try to do better.<div class='edited'>(edited by Joker)</div>
Honestly, if the community tried pulling elitist crap like that, it would devour itself whole.
While RP threads are the most popular, you're free to post about non-persona related topics as well. Games, books, movies, etc.
Just code your thread appropriately using common sense, and it'll go smooth.
Edit: We also have a discord if that's your cup of tea:
https://discord.gg/Nmacf2Y<div class='edited'>(edited by Joker)</div>
Do you honestly think the phantom thieves are Just?
I don't agree that it's brainwashing.
The way the system is set up, they are not deciding on what's right or wrong, they are solving an issue that's being problematic to individuals, that are by happen stance causing problem sin a whole. Brainwashing is the act of re-writing the brain to force it to act a specific way. What the PT do is just remove the limiter that's stopping it from working way it naturally wants to.
What they do is they go into an individuals psyche to see what's going on. In the game, it's in a thematic sense that they are stealing treasure, but what they are literally doing is going into a personality and finding out what the root cause of the corruption is.
They then proceed to remove the corruption, and then let the individual find it's own path. In these cases, it's the target's humility allowing their guilt to come forth, something their corrupt desire suppressed, denying their true personality from being able to work. It's a form of resolving a mental illness that the target never wanted, but needed help in removing.
They are not forcing their ideology on anyone, but instead removing a negative aspect that has corroded an individual's personality, and allowing all their other emotions to no longer be held back by the one desire that became too much.
In other people who don't have palaces, it's a case of them going into the collective metaverse and seeing if there's a shadow.
If there is no shadow, there is nothing to resolve, thus it's not actually a case of "a bunch of kids deciding on what's right or wrong", it's literally the case of a single person's negativity taking shape into that of a violent shadow that's is disrupting who they really are. It's no different then calling pest control to remove the termites eating your house.
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This is the perma link in case that first one expires
1TB Micro SD Card
It's part of the developer nightmare concerning this.
Technology advances so fast, the product they freshly release is already considered obsolete. Thus, to counter this, they do incremental updates, where the "Next big thing" is only marginally better than the last product, so they have room to release new tech while they research new advances ahead of time.
The Shadow Thieves Of Pancakes Recruiting Thread
<quote user="SHDW_Shapiro">When do we get the password to a community account again?</quote>
To make this as absolutely clear as possible:
If a shared account is found out, every single person who logs into it will be in danger of the ban hammer.
Please don't make me go that far. Shared accounts are an absolute nightmare, and is always a bad idea.
Days Gone - A quick overview
This is not an indepth review, but just a light look on this game, and some of my thoughts. After burning around 50 hours of my life trying to crush this game, the gears are turning.
tl;dr - I loved this game.
Nearly every "professional" reviewer I've read is critically wrong about a lot of what they said, and it makes me question if they ever really played the game. I can't really go in depth as to what they were wrong about, for spoiler reasons, but if someone wants a more spoilerized version on wtf, then DM me on Discord or here.
The gameplay was as you'd expect in this game. There is no new ground being broken, and quite frankly, I was worried about Gas consumption. This was never an issue for me, as there are gas resource pumps scattered everywhere.
I was also worried about the idea of Horde combat. Again, this isn't an issue at all, and the game introduces you to having to face hordes late in the game, when you're actually prepped for it, so this again isn't a problem. (The giant horde battle that was shown in the reveal trailer took me 5 attempts to actually do, though)
The music and overworld were very fitting. Normally I'd be annoyed by open world games, but there is enough to do as you travel that you don't really worry about a lot. <span class="through">Zombies</span> Freakers only do their horde deal at night, and it's easy to dodge. Later you get infected animals, and they become a bit more of an issue.
The story was extremely immersive. I found myself <i>wanting</i> to keep pushing through, even though this game seriously should have had a been cut in half, for Days Gone 1 and 2.
If I had any real negative thoughts, is the length of the story.
The story itself is fantastic, but it gets repetitive with it's tasks. There are only so many "Drive half way across the map for this objective" missions you can do before the fetch quest system starts repeating itself for simple rewards.
The story is what really just had me sitting there. It subverted ALL of my expectations, and kept doing things I wasn't expecting. It avoided every cliche in the book and kept it both fresh, fun, and kept me in.
Some nights, I thought I was going to put it down, since it was getting a bit much just to do another rescue op, or blow up another ambush camp, only to find myself picking the controller back up the next morning.
I finally beat it, but with how long it was, I youtube'd the secret ending, as the tedious nature of the missions got to me, and I'm glad I did. This is not a game I'll 100%, as that would honestly take me over 70 hours of game play. And without the story to hook me in, it just becomes busy work.
8/10. Would strongly recommend.
The second Discord is finally up, and this time it's offical. I have it running at near full speed, and have most of the issues ironed out.
We are currently at 101 strong, and growing.
Ideally, my goal is to grow the server so it has a place we can all be to hang out, but also promotes traffic back to the Phansite, so we can have both systems working simultaneously.
The discord server will be a hub I utilize for game meetups, RP, shitposting, the works. If there is a something you see you'd like added (like, for example, you have a mario kart tournament you want to host) holler at us and we will make you a channel in the server for people to meet up.
Remember, the idea is to promote Phansite activity, while also having an easy place to meet up for other things as well!
Smash Bros Online Arena
Currently hosting a smash bros ultimate arena.
No password, 1v1 rules, no items.
I'll try to keep the room live for a bit, come join in.
OoT Online beta
So, keepign an eye on everything, there is now a beta out for Ocarina of Time Online.
This is a Co-Op server that allows you to play Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time with multiple people.
I'm at work and still trying to figure out how this works, and plan to keep you guys posted.
Until I can figure out how the files work (I'm not even going to share them just yet, as I'm not sure about the rules of it from the discord server I'm eyeing) I'll keep you guys posted.
Here's a video to let you know what to expect:
Joker Reviews: Daemon X Machina: Prototype Missions (Demo)
So right off the bat this game appealed to my Armored Core nostalgia.
Because of this, my bias kicked in, and I immediatly fell in love wiht the trailer.
What's this, you say? A Joker Review where Joker isn't going to tear the game in 15 peices and punch it's mother?
Why yes. Yes it is.
The trailer for this game was a bit crazy. It shows fast combat, high flying shooting, and giant mechs. With the free demo ready to go.
So, off I went.
I opened this game, not trying to fully expect an Armored core experiance, and I hate myself for this, as it already set myself up for failure. I know this, you know this, the game creators know this, and the devious bastards knew exactly what they were doing.
Loading the demo up, I'm greeting with a light overview of the world setting. It's light, it's stubtle, nothing over the top, and leaves just enough for you to have your curiosity peaked, but you are not playing this for the story. You can tell the game devs are fully aware of this, no, you are playing this for fast flying fully customizable mechs, and they don't disappoint. They go a step above, actually:
The game starts with character creation.
My inner Armor Core fanboy started screaming at this point.
Granted, the options are completly lack luster, but the fact this was even here was a pleasent suprise, as I could kinda tweak my character to make it feel more like my avatar, so I proceed into the game.
A light tutorial treated me to a simple overview: "Hanger for missions, lab for personal levelups, at the cost of money"
Zelda: Link's Awakening remake
Neat. I was not expecting them to remake the game.
Not 100% happy with how the graphical overhall makes him look like a lego, but overall it seems interesting.
Joker Reviews: Anthem (Demo)
Anthem never appealed to me.
As someone who played Destiny, I had a sneaking suspicion I knew what Anthem was going to be about, but hey, free is free, right?
So I downloaded the demo.
Starting the game up, it gives you the most basic of prompts, one that stood out to me was this:
Choose your Pilot Voice: Male / Female (this cannot be changed during the demo)
Odd, but okay. This is how you choose your gender.
The game loads up quickly enough, and I'm greeted with a series of tutorial boxes. Go here for this, do this for that, really generic stuff, but instead of explaining what certain things are, the game just kinda expects you to know everything.
Normally, this isn't that big of a deal, as every game that tries to do this atleast keeps some consistency with other games of it's genre, to allow for a nostalgic feel, one that is specifically designed to draw you in. I can respect that attempt. It's there to keep things solid and to make you feel right at home.
Except Anthem think's it's Final Fantasy 13, and uses it's own vocabulary.
After skimming through the boxes, I get a general idea for "Go to this dude for... something, and go over here for the forge?"
Sure, whatever. The game drops you into a desert looking town, in a first person perspective, and the first thing that really stuck out to to me (in terms of gameplay) was how horrifically slow you are in town.
Experimenting, I found L3 let you "Sprint", but all it really did was make your screen shake very minor like you were sprinting, with next to no difference in actual movement speed.
Determined to get past atleast the town, I followed the nav point to the first person.
He starts talking to you in a very bored, non-organic manner, which is not a great start to this, by the by. I was already a bit annoyed with the movement, and now the less then stellar voice acting from this guy is already painting the picture for me, but I press on.
He starts talking about a previous mission, and you get some super generic responses akin to "yeah, we kicked ass" or "We barely made it" and with no real noticeable difference of these, the text moves on to him telling you to go talk to dude B, about a manafold.
Doing so has the guy talking, with the same kind of bored "I'm just getting paid for this" vibe from the voice actor, and I ended up actually skipping most of the dialogue.
The entire sum of the conversation is basically this: "We need you to get the Manafold to further customize our Javelins, but we don't know how it works or how to do this, so go out there and get it" That was a good 5 minute scene, too.
Crawling my way through town, I found the next waypoint pointed to my mech suit.
Jumping in, I took off to go explore by my lonesome. Since, after all, this game was advertised as "YOU CAN PLAY ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS".
Choosing the story mission, it took me 3 minutes to realize how the clunky menu actually works.
You had to choose the Mission tab, then choose the mission, then back out of the mission tab, then wonder over to the social tab, and ready up, then hit an extra button to freaking launch the mission. Obviously, my patience was starting to wear down with this.
I kinda want this to be a thing now
Ran across this while lurking on Gfaqs, and bam, this kinda caught me off guard.
Cold Pizza poll
My co-workers are disagreeing with one another.
Do you like Cold Pizza?
Give me the hard numbers:
This must be settled.
Persona 5 OVA: Dark Sun
In case anyone missed this, the OVA released last month that continues the show.
March will have the second OVA.
Not sure if their will be a third.
Do not watch if you have not beaten Persona 5, or if you don't want spoilers.