You know how there are movies, and then there’s cinema?
Yeah well, there are pics… and then there are photographs.
DAT NEGATIVE SPACE THO
BDFF | nyao
If you can’t become a parent…
Then the princess life is for you!
(Source and Source)
hey man can we pull over i need some cheesits
(Source: slothsaturday, via benspants)
life may be rough but boobs are really really soft
(Source: officialannakendrick, via theowldepot)
quierobl asked: Is it true that you get a special convo/scene with a character if you reach 100 hearts with them in rf4?
I have no idea, honestly. Guess someone will have to reach 100 the old fashioned way and find out! I think manually while testing I only got a few characters up to 20-ish.
kana-no-kaze asked: So no more rune factory games?
Afraid I don’t know. I hope there’s more!
Anonymous asked: Does Senran Kagura Burst have a good plot?
It has a fairly standard ‘good versus evil while questioning what it really means to be evil’ plot, but the characters are charming and are what ultimately carry you through the story. I enjoyed the story for what it was, but it’s less story-driven and much more character-driven.
Anonymous asked: Should I ask for Nier for Christmas? What makes it so good?
YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY ASK FOR NIER IT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE GAMES FROM THE PS3/360/WII GENERATION
Basically it’s an action game where you equip words to your weapons for various benefits, and you also gain spells via your book bro. He’s a talking book and he floats and he’s very snarky and voiced perfectly by Liam O’Brien. But combat is okay-ish, it’s clunky, but it’s not unplayable by any means. You don’t get the game for the combat. You get it because YOU WANT TO SUFFER.
Basically NieR is the story of what lengths a father, Nier, will go for his daughter, Yonah. In the Japanese version it’s an older brother caring for his sister, but honestly having played both the relationship feels as if it has a lot more depth with his a father/daughter relationship than a brother/sister relationship (Not that I know much Japanese, but I know the game pretty well). I like the NA version more. While most games start off with a simple concept like that and then it branches off into SAVING THE WORLD FROM DESTRUCTION/HOSTILE TAKEOVER, this game never loses that initial focus. There is some seriously depressing shit going on in the game, in the entire world, and if you do your research or look beneath you’ll see just how bad things are in the world and even the horrifying consequences of certain actions taken in the game. Still, none of that matters to Nier, who just wants to see his ill daughter safe and healthy.
The game is a spin-off based on one of the endings of another series I really really love, Drakengard, but you don’t think to play it to understand the game. It’s very standalone. You’ll need to play NieR four times to get the most out of the game and meet some requirements, but you’ll start half-way in your subsequent playthroughs and you will see different things in your later playthroughs. It’s very worth playing all four times.
Things that make NieR perfect:
- It’s sad, like, good luck not crying or at least feeling like a completely broken person but in the it hurts so good way
- Lead characters interact with each other on the field and have not only plot-related conversations, but they bicker and have nonsensical conversations that add a layer of depth to them. I love it when a game sheds light on a character’s personality or hobbies outside of the main story, because oftentimes people will act different when things are dire. (The Last Story did this too, and Tales’ Skits are a similar thing)
(look how cute the floating skull kid is, isn’t he moe)
- Moe skull kid
- Kainé is my favorite video game character and she’s perfect and I love her. She’s extremely vulgar, but not unkind, and I like how she interacts with each of the characters — the tensions between her and Nier, her big sister relationship with Emil, and her constant bitching with Weiss. She’s got a huge amount of depth, so much depth that it can’t be covered in just the game itself, like much of the cast. She’s also voiced by Laura Bailey and this is honestly the best role she’s ever done in a series of great roles. They even included a monologue she did in the opening of the NA version because it was so fucking stunning:
(yes this is the first thing you hear as soon as you turn on the game it’s perfect and I wish I could marry her)
- THE MUSIC. So the music composed is supposed to basically make you feel a hole in your soul, and every single piece in the game is masterfully done. Many include vocals in a language written specifically for the game with mixes various real-life languages to sound realistic. I have every soundtrack you could possibly buy for this game and it’s beautiful no matter what.
Some standout tracks (but honestly, it’s hard to choose):
Snow In Summer:
Song of the Ancients: Devola:
The entire soundtrack is perfection.
- ‘Shock factor’ issues that could be brought up in the game are not discussed not out of shame or because they’re intentionally controversial (regardless of whether players would find said issues controversial or not), but because they aren’t necessary and that’s kind of wonderful. You know how some games will just give characters this feature that’s kind of sensitive? And sometimes it’s thoughtful and well done, but other times it’s like the writers just shoehorned in a feature and took it in a completely fucking stupid direction that almost feels like it’s a prop for the plot and not actually a part of the character? Yeah, for a game bent on making you cry and suffer and bring up depressing feelings, NieR doesn’t do that. There’s a number of things the writers have said about the characters in interviews that they could have included to make the story more ‘shock-worthy’ throughout, but none of them are part of the plot nor are they the kinds of things people discuss while shooting the shit, so they weren’t. The writing team wrote what was appropriate for the game and that was that. I think that’s awesome.
- Speaking of characters, you won’t get ‘What is this character even doing in my party’ syndrome that some RPGs suffer from. The cast is intimate and they all have a reason for being where they are.
SO YOU GOT:
- Superior North American version, A++++ localization and probably one of the most A++++ localizations this generation
- Small, well-developed cast of characters with perfect voice acting
- Game where every track sounds like the final dungeon/final boss theme instead of a few mediocre tracks and one or two nice themes
- Kainé, who is my perfect Goddess
- It’s like $10 these days
There’s so much more I could talk about with NieR but the short version is the things that make the game amazing vastly outweigh technical and graphical flaws that get brought up.
Anonymous asked: Spent 72 hours of my 5 day Thanksgiving break playing Rune Factory 4, and still addicted to it, so thought I'd say thanks for helping this wonderful game get to where it is. No real question I guess, just wanted to let you know I'm having a real blast. I'll be working on my second file (Prince) after break, since the bachelorettes were just too cute playing as the Princess.
Thank you for supporting RF4! *u* And holy crap, that’s a lot of hours. It feels great to hear you love it enough to even go through again as Lest.
Anonymous asked: Is there a max for the heart levels in rune factory 4?
I don’t think so! I messed with a debug during the end of testing and I had characters in the hundreds.