TailTactics

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  1. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Final Fantasy Series   

    what has it been.. 11 years since my original post and I keep coming back to revive. The phoenix is strong here.. this may be my last post but call it a personal journal, still I'm creating this post to commemorate a FF title that has been 10 yrs in the making; which released today. FFXV .. got the deluxe edition since the collectors edition has been on wait list for months. I preordered this game twice once with gamestop to get A King's Tale which is savage, then on SE online store to get SE points. In any case so far its amazing.. the open world, detail, also being able to play old school FF tracks while in the Regalia is a neat touch to the original. Getting used to the gameplay since this is an action RPG. As seen, the entire industry is getting rid of RPG origins ie turn based, which is disappointing... but these new school gamers have minimal appreciation for the old due to what I believe is saturation. But perhaps adaptation is necessary and since it's so... SE is pulling it into their own arena, as they do spectacularly without fail for years.
    Going backwards a bit but as in my previous post I did purchase FFXIV, killed it (got months time on it) and got through A Realm Reborn 100 percent platinum trophy, maxed out classes and beat all content pre-Heavensward. Everything after Heavensward, although purchased (for both PC and PS4) I barely got through the content. I know its an awesome game though, and with the new expansion for 2017 Stormblood, I most likely will not get back. But the time I spent on ARR was amazing, my main was a scholar - I enjoyed playing ALOT highly recommend.
    And yet another update.. I beat FF11 main story. This year I purchased the game and all expansions and got through as a Red Mage main second Dancer, which is all I really wanted it for. Pretty easy to level up. I played some expansions too ie Chains of Promathia but got it mainly to beat the story.
    I also beat FF1 and FF2 again. Didn't know FF2 had a side story called Soul of Rebirth, beat that too. Pretty fun to play - pretty much killed FF2 100+ hrs on the smartphone, heh.
    FFXII is getting an HD remake next year. It's about time it was remade HD, been 10 years - 11 when it comes out. When I think about it that was about the same amount of time it took 10 10-2 to be remade so I suppose ntb. Speaking of 10 been hearing rumors of FF10-3 in the making.. and where is my Auron default pic for this forum? lol.
    In any case, there you have it - I beat FF 1-14 count 15 in. Gotta go play.. 'til next time, perhaps....
  2. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Final Fantasy Series   

     
    Im about 6 years too late but I was rummiging through these posts.. came across this and said to myself why this guy even bother posting. Are you serious - FFX has epic art, graphics, storyline, gameplay, music among other and this is the only reason a game was stopped - Tidus's voice? He sounds intact to me and you would probably want to stay away from other FF games such as XIII b/c forbid you hear what Hope sounds like. Point is give a valid reason like maybe the gameplay wasn't your style, you didn't hav time to get to the controls and figure out the battle system, or simply the game was just too hard for you to play. Cuz this reason, honestly, is hanus. Even with these reasons and Tidus's "voice" the game is still worth playing through again and again (HD Remaster).
  3. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Final Fantasy Series   

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will also feature cross-play, which is dope!!
  4. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Final Fantasy Series   

    **Raise** This is great! I'm here to update the world on my FF experience. Since 2005 I have kept everyone updated about my progression in the series. I would have posted yesterday when I got all the trophies but complications with my login and all this delayed things (thanks Petie [Mod] for your help). Right now I just beten FFXIII-2. I know I'm late its been a rough year. Truth is I put gaming on hold for school and well, right now it's all about gaming. So - without further ado..
     
    FFXIII-2 - Annihilated the game. Taught Caius whos the true keeper of time (not you Link, at least here). But if you saw the secret ending
     
    /spoilers you would know that Sarah and Noel correcting the timeline was actually part of his plan
     
    I put approx. 240+ hours in the game (thats more then I had in FFX-2, WOW) and got every trophy. My next assignment is to get all titles in chocobo racing and purchase all th DLC for the game - no wonder why the game was only $20. Dam cheap for a dam good game. But then the fanboy (or girl) in all of us has to get EVERYTHING so there it goes with the DLC.
     
    Current:
     
    I just purchased FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and haven't even opened it yet. My situation calls for it. I have to be good and ready before taking on this badboy.
     
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster - I want this.There is no such thing as a "budget" for this game. I need it on Vita and PS3. Must have it now but so much untold about the release its starting to get to me. This will be good.
     
    Expect me to be around to give you an update of FFXIII Lightning's Return : the last of the Fabula Nova Crystal...somethin series.. and also FFXV in the future.
     
    Keep on gaming!
  5. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Final Fantasy Series   

    UPDATE: Beat FFXIII [no fools joke] -excellent game awsome story but def. not as indepth as some other FFs -extremely fantastical from beginning to end mos def. lived up to its name -Orphan slayed, saved cacoon, fullfilled my focus -need I do more?
  6. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Final Fantasy Series   

    **phoenix down** lol GREAT to see how this turned out! Looking back this was before FFXII I posted lol!Been awhile posting (obviously) and now as you would have guessed Im playing XIII. Im near the end and didn't own a PS3 before the game. XBOX jacked it up.. if it was a PS3 exclusive imagine how much more power could have gone into the game to make it better *already stunning. Amazing to see how much work went into this game what I heard made game history as the longest game to go into production. I have to say it shows as XIII definately puts the "fantasy" in the title more than any other in the series thus far. As stated Im coming toward the end and it is getting UBER (can I say that?) difficult but as with the other in the series Ill get this one down as well.

    UPDATE: Beat FFIII for DS in '08 then someone stole it. Beat XII last year. Got all summons and Zodiac Spear. Two Zodiac Shields as well -they are hidden in a cave I forget which one but if I remember it is the one with the Zodiac summon in it..

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT: **FF makes history within its own series to have a dark skinned character since Barrett (Wakka don't count) lol. But I question cuz he calls red-head vanilla and paradigms shifts to diversity *also both Barrett and Sazh have guns one of which has a hand for a gun **dance flick lol** -where is SE gettin at with this?**
  7. TailTactics added a post in a topic: The Computer Help Thread   

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  8. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Snow Day!   

    Up here in the Northeast, Connecicut got hit with almost 1.5 feet of snow. Im probbly a little inaccurate, but it was enough to cancel school.. ;)
  9. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Naruto!   

    [quote name='EVA Unit 100']Dragonball Z's dub got rid of ALL of the original music, had awful voice acting, removed entire episodes, and had lots of edits for blood and "detail" (the last 2 things don't count if you're talking about the "Ultimate Uncut" DVDs and the recent run on CN, but the Naruto DVDs aren't even out yet and are going to be uncut with all of the "detail" left in). And you think THAT hackjob is better than Naruto's dub (and the UNCUT DVDs with ALL of the blood and the kiss scene intact will be DUBBED, so really your crusade against the DUB doesn't count)!?![/quote]
    I was thinking about making the switch from the American DBZ to the Japanese subbed and with this being said I may as well have made my decition. Thanx for pointing that out EVA Unit 100. I am seriosly surprized so far of how many people like the dubbed version of Naruto. Once the 'uncut' english Naruto comes out i may favorite it better than the japanese version if they keep the original music from the japanese version with better english voice overs. Now let me ask this. Do you like the dubbed version of Naruto better than the Japanese version?
  10. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Naruto!   

    [quote name='r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed']It really seems like this thread was created just to bash the Dub of Naruto or dubs in general.[/COLOR][/quote]
    Ouch, dont be so hasty now. I love some dubs, such as the Full metal Alchemist and Dragonball Z serires. I just truely despise the Naruto dub.

    [QUOTE=r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed]Just background info on me. I started with the Naruto Japanese Anime. I downloaded every episode and kept the highest quality ones on my harddrive, eventually filling up 30 Gigs of Naruto.
    Eventually I learned the Manga was ahead so I started reading that. I now read Naruto every week on the [b]day[/b] it comes out.
    I paid Fifty Dollars for a Konoha Forehead Protector because it was official.
    I paid Forty Five Dollars for Naruto Manga even though it was Japanese.
    I have Naruto posters on my door, and my friends call me a Narutard.
    I made avatars of myself with BYAKUGAN eyes.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
    Wow. Its OK to be a fan but...WOW...-_-;

    [quote name='r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed']I read the English Naruto MANGA and I hated it.[/COLOR][/quote]
    I like the English Manga. Shows more detail than the Englsh dubbed Naruto. And its authentic.

    [QUOTE=r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed]How come we can't vote for English Manga?
    This is the main reason that it seems like you just want to bash the American show. You put English and Japanese, but you didn't do so for the Manga.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
    First off, by manga i mean in general (English or Japanese, if you like the manga at all). I cant read japanese, so how could i understand japanese manga with no english text? I dont want to bash the show, its..decent. Im making comparisons, sorry if i offended you,#1 fan.

    [quote name='r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed']Oh, so you mean they removed episodes?[/COLOR][/quote]
    Never said that, they removed detail, the bases of anime.

    [quote name='r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed']They changed genders?[/COLOR][/quote]
    Not to my knowledge

    [quote name='r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed']They removed vital relationships and events from the series?[/COLOR][/quote]
    Events such as detail; 'High Powered' fight scenes.

    [quote name='r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed']Did they change the personality of any characters?[/COLOR][/quote]
    No. Only some voice acting takes away from personality.

    [quote name='r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed']Did they ruin the names?[/COLOR][/quote]
    They killed Naruto's name.

    [QUOTE=r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed]Problem here is that Naruto isn't for adults. It was intended for kids in Japan, and it's intended for kids in the United States. Like I said, I love Naruto, but the series doesn't have that much plot depth. The "plot twists" can often be guessed in advance because they're overly hinted at, and the characters are extremely exagerated. Even their names are puns so that Japanese children can remember them easily.

    The show being on Adult Swim may have allowed them to show a gush of blood here, and a certain scratch there, but it wouldn't have changed much. It would also have been the death of the series here.
    If the show was on Adult Swim, very few children would have access to it. Naruto is a powerhorse, it was already very popular and there must have been a lot of competition to be the licensing company for something so popular. The main purpose for bringing a powerhorse over to the states would be for it to make money and if they don't sell it to the right audience, nobody will buy it.
    Finally, even if it WAS on Adult Swim, you wouldn't get your precious kiss scene. Even on Adult Swim, things are editted for content. In such a time where homsexuality and gay marraiges are such a sensitive topic, no licensee in their right mind would keep that picture in. (And I say picture because that scene had pretty much no animation in it.) Parents, soccer-moms, would be calling the show evil instantaniously. Cartoon Network wouldn't be able to keep the show for a week.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
    You are correct as far as that goes. Naruto is a giant 'powerhouse' and it is all about marketing because before you know it they will have naruto trading cards, video games; another fad for America. And who are going to be the 'populace' that would buty these things, yes, children. In a buisness sense they made a brilliant choice by putting the series on Toonami. But for fans it would have been better on adult swim. (the kiss scene would be shown if it was on adult swim as i said more detail, even unwanted detail)

    [QUOTE=r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed]Here's the thing. You a) don't speak Japanese, and b) heard the Japanese version first.
    Since you don't speak Japanese, it's harder for you to catch those little nuances that Japanese people have and don't have. If nobody told you that a certain character had a Tokyo Accent, would you have known?
    Since you've spoken English your entire life, you can tell that the dub characters don't speak the same way you do and seem fake.
    Since the Japanese have spoken Japanese their entire lives, they can tell the same things.

    I'm not saying the Japanese cast is better or worse than the English Cast. I'm saying you can't say anything unless you're fluent in Japanese.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
    Yes this is true, but it still doesnt take away from the fact that the way they say Naruto is annoying, and they made Kakashi and Iruka sound like adolecents.

    [QUOTE=r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed]True. The Anime has more detail in fights, as well as character development. It goes into big character stories that the Manga doesn't. Though, because it passes over these sections, the manga goes by really fast, which is a plus for me.
    Sometimes the detail in the anime can be annoying because it goes sooo slow.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
    It depends on how fast you read manga, then.

    [QUOTE=r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed]I could say the same thing about you and the Naruto Subs you've wase. There's a big difference with comparing "the English Official, and the Japatched. Unless you've seen the raws and translated the show yourself, of cournese Official" and comparing "the English Official, and the FANSUB of the Japanese Official".
    Like I said, it seems like this topic is just an excuse to bash the dub.
    Personally, I love the dub. It really is a good dub. Unless you've been watching Anime for a long enough time, you wouldn't know what real censorship and bad dubbing is.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
    Alright, I watched the Japanese version of Naruto than the English. When I saw the English, i could say it was a bad dubbing. You could see for yourself, the emotion in the characters are hardly there.

    [quote name='r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed']If you don't like dubs in general, and you're against dubbing, say so. Don't bring down the name of the Naruto franchise just because you think that listening to the Japanese DUB is better than the English.[/COLOR][/quote]
    Im just bringing the name of the American Naruto francise down. They already sadly mocked the series by bringing this kind of dubbed version out. They could have done better. I woud love to see a better English version of Naruto with the same japanese theme songs.

    [quote name='r2vq][COLOR=DarkRed']I vote for the English.[/COLOR][/quote]
    They could have at least kept the theme songs.
  11. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Off Topic Solution   

    I think a good solution to the off topic problem in threads is to sticky the first post on each page of the thread. Due to the fact that some people dont read the first post.
  12. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Naruto!   

    This thread is to see what style is best of Naruto. Do you like the manga style of Naruto, the Japanese anime, or the Enlish subbed version of the anime series. In my opinion I enjoy the japanese anime the best, the manga second, and English version dead [U][B]LAST[/B][/U]. After reading the manga, i checked out the japanese anime myself and i really enjoyed it. Foolishly thinking that when the American version comes out it would be equal to the japanese anime.

    Little did i know they edited detail such as blood and some very inspiring scenes that give DEFINITION to the series because they show it on 'Toonami'. They could have at least depicted more detail if they played it on Adult Swim. Why couldnt they show it on adult swim :mad: ? I am EXTREMELY disappointed as far as the English version goes. I think the English version is going to help the series die, if anything will. Also, the theme songs are WAY BETTER than the English Naruto. The characters also have better voice casting, and the way they say Naruto in English makes me twitch.

    Reason i dont like the manga better than the episodes is because it is more fast paced and the battle scenes are more realistic instead of scene by scene. Color and music also set a dominant enviornment that you cant get from Manga. I understand that the Manga is original, but if you want true original Manga, learn to read Japanese and read Japanese manga straight from a Tokyo bookstore. With that being said, what are others opinion on this topic?
  13. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Who has a job?   

    Ive been working as a paperboy for six years. Im a senior now so i started when i was in 6th grade. And i had a job interview a toys R Us and they never got back to me and now im going to start pursueing them more for the job. Because in my interview group at least three people i know recieved the job and i know that im more acceptable for the position than some of the people who were hired. :mad: Has anybody else experienced similar feelings. I am still upset they didnt hire me *damn* :grumble: , oh well let life be what it is... :nope:
  14. TailTactics added a post in a topic: How did you come up with your OB username?   

    Mine roots from the fact that I love video games (mainly RPGs) you have to use strategy in 'Tactics' and one of the friendliest characters from Sonic 'Tails'. Or the name itself TailTactics means Ill stay close like tail and use strategy you never heard of. But of course I stay as silent as an assassin. This name is mainly strategy based. Interesting.
  15. TailTactics added a post in a topic: Final Fantasy Series   

    Has anybody previewed FFXII yet? I am very curious as to how the gameplay and style is.