Be a Supporter!

Anime Club

  • 1,548,886 Views
  • 60,111 Replies
New Topic Respond to this Topic
towelie101
towelie101
  • Member since: Feb. 10, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-15 18:22:00 Reply

At 7/15/13 06:16 PM, towelie101 wrote:
At 7/15/13 03:37 PM, sweet21 wrote: aw, am i at the endgame of persona 4? Plz tell me the killer gets away and there's another dungeon, I dont want it to end. I haven't even hung out with Naoto...

Wait, so you haven't begun her link yet? You should be able to once she has recovered, but you still need max intelligence or whatever to initiate it.

sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-15 21:19:34 Reply

At 7/15/13 06:22 PM, towelie101 wrote: Wait, so you haven't begun her link yet? You should be able to once she has recovered, but you still need max intelligence or whatever to initiate it.

I had max intelligence, I got some "White key" from an agent im suppose to give to Naoto, but I just get prompted to ask her out.

And that other guy telling me about the true ending, im already against Namatame, he turned into a shadow, he SHOULD have had a persona. Which means the real Namatame escaped or something. Or maybe he was a puppet. I dunno, but it doesn't seem right.


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
towelie101
towelie101
  • Member since: Feb. 10, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-15 21:51:04 Reply

At 7/15/13 09:19 PM, sweet21 wrote: And that other guy telling me about the true ending, im already against Namatame, he turned into a shadow, he SHOULD have had a persona. Which means the real Namatame escaped or something. Or maybe he was a puppet. I dunno, but it doesn't seem right.

[spoiler]there is no other guy because i just double posted[/spoiler]

Nope, the shadow is the real Namatame. Once you beat the boss, he'll return to normal and be confined in a hospital until you confront him later on.

sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-16 15:20:59 Reply

At 7/15/13 09:51 PM, towelie101 wrote: Nope, the shadow is the real Namatame. Once you beat the boss, he'll return to normal and be confined in a hospital until you confront him later on.

Holy fuck that hospital scene was the most convoluted progression stilt ever. Christ. It was all trial and error, but I got everyone to lay off Namatame after like 10 attempts. I wasn't satisfied with the ending at all, there was so much left unexplained. As it turns out fucking up even 1 dialogue line sends you straight to the bad ending. After that whole mess we found the real killer, I am now searching for him in the T.V. world. What was it, neo Inaba? Eh. Im just glad theres more game to play.


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
chewy368249
chewy368249
  • Member since: Jul. 16, 2013
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 01
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-18 16:00:29 Reply

well if anybody wants to talke then im here i just started watching attack on titan and i love it


ayaya is what the mexican says

sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-18 22:45:05 Reply

Holy crabapples, I just beat Persona 4 Golden and got the true ending. Man this game was the melody to life for the past few weeks. Now it's over and I feel empty inside. It was sooooooo good.
Final playtime: 87 hours.

I maxed out all social links with Kou & Daisuke, Yumi, Yukiko, Yosuke, Kanji, Teddy, and Chie who was my girlfriend. I came close with Marie and Nanako, both with 9. All party members I mentioned I maxxed social links with also got their persona transformed a third time, which was good since that final boss would have been much harder.
Now I have a greater appreciation for Persona 4 Arena.

Anyway, I bought a Vita for and ONLY for Persona 4 Golden. I came for Persona, so lets see what will make me stay. In my quest to beat every Final Fantasy game the Vita will help out alot, 3, and 4 are on the Vita, and I just saw a review of 4, I think FF4 complete will be my next JRPG but...maybe later, im suffering RPG burnout, I need to play....something else to take my mind off it.


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
towelie101
towelie101
  • Member since: Feb. 10, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-19 09:45:24 Reply

At 7/18/13 10:45 PM, sweet21 wrote: Holy crabapples, I just beat Persona 4 Golden and got the true ending. Man this game was the melody to life for the past few weeks. Now it's over and I feel empty inside. It was sooooooo good.
Final playtime: 87 hours.

My first playthrough lasted a little more than that at about 94 hours, but P3P took the same amount of time as yours did. How complete is your compendium, btw? I got mine to ~75%, and then got it to 99% with the second cycle.

Burnout's a natural feeling after you've followed such a great cast of characters for that damn long; my FeMC playthrough of Persona 3 has been sitting un-played for awhile now.

I maxed out all social links with Kou & Daisuke, Yumi, Yukiko, Yosuke, Kanji, Teddy, and Chie who was my girlfriend. I came close with Marie and Nanako, both with 9. All party members I mentioned I maxxed social links with also got their persona transformed a third time, which was good since that final boss would have been much harder.

>he didn't max out Dojima
>and the old lady + slutty nurse

You're missing out on some good demons, bro. The Death social link awards you with Alice for completing it.

Now I have a greater appreciation for Persona 4 Arena.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF- WHY WOULD YOU PLAY THAT BEFORE THIS GAME?!!!?

Anyway, I bought a Vita for and ONLY for Persona 4 Golden. I came for Persona, so lets see what will make me stay.

In my quest to beat every Final Fantasy game the Vita will help out alot, 3, and 4 are on the Vita, and I just saw a review of 4,

Any there any original IPs for the PSV yet? So much fucking ports. My PSP's the same way because most (or perhaps all?) of the games I have are ports or emulated from other consoles. I honestly don't know why anyone would get a PSV for JRPGs when the 3DS has got SMTIV and Soul Hackers; the former being a new entry in the series whereas the latter was never released in English.

I think FF4 complete will be my next JRPG but...maybe later, im suffering RPG burnout, I need to play....something else to take my mind off it.

Meh, SRW Operation Expend is filling up my JRPG/SRPG quota at the moment. Shit's pretty fun if you know Japanese or if you've played previous games in the series.

sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-19 11:42:28 Reply

At 7/19/13 09:45 AM, towelie101 wrote: My first playthrough lasted a little more than that at about 94 hours, but P3P took the same amount of time as yours did. How complete is your compendium, btw? I got mine to ~75%, and then got it to 99% with the second cycle.

I just checked for specifics, that number was based on what I saw last...I spent an awful long time in that dungeon, 95 hours and 13 minutes. The compendium read 53%
Once I had my all star cast there was little reason to make more, and any persona fusions asked for two or more of my entourage of heroes to which I say no sir.

You're missing out on some good demons, bro. The Death social link awards you with Alice for completing it.

Actually there was a fusion accident and the result of it was Alice. She didn't do much worthwhile. The just mamundo and whatever that move is that disspells enemy stat boosts. I got the white rider through a fusion accident and he is my favorite light/dark monster. He's so OP.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF- WHY WOULD YOU PLAY THAT BEFORE THIS GAME?!!!?

Because I was curious about Arena, at the time I had only played Capcom fighters before realizing they are all garbage, Skullgirls was a refreshing change of pace and showed me not all fighting games are lethally high in sodium, Skullgirls remains one of my favorite fighting games for it's fairness, then I heard great things about P4A and the concepts intrigued me, so I bought it when the complete edition ended up on sale on the PSN. And it's a pretty damn good game. The story mode in that game was a good way of telling when something was fishy in P4G, when I spotted some inconsistencies in the hospital scene.

I honestly don't know why anyone would get a PSV for JRPGs when the 3DS has got...

The 3DS didn't have Persona 4, ergo there's no reason to own it. If something caught my eye on the 3DS I would have bought it, but I didn't.


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
BleachFanatic12
BleachFanatic12
  • Member since: Dec. 10, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 18
Musician
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-20 13:43:31 Reply

I honestly don't know why anyone would get a PSV for JRPGs when the 3DS has got...
The 3DS didn't have Persona 4, ergo there's no reason to own it. If something caught my eye on the 3DS I would have bought it, but I didn't.

3DS does have Shin Megami Tensei IV, both Devil Survivor and Soul Hackers....Let's be honest and agree that a lot of amazing 3DS games are all Megami Tensei.


The Meaning Of Life Is To Give Life A Meaning

Xbox Gamertag: AnyColorYouLike__Wii: 2865 2343 3618 8142_Steam: AnyColorYouLike_3DS Friend code: 0001 - 4379 - 0602

BBS Signature
sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-21 18:18:24 Reply

At 7/20/13 01:43 PM, BleachFanatic12 wrote: 3DS does have Shin Megami Tensei IV, both Devil Survivor and Soul Hackers....Let's be honest and agree that a lot of amazing 3DS games are all Megami Tensei.

Im confused about Shin Megami Tensei, at first I thought SMT and Persona were the same game, but then I was told they weren't, but then I saw some gameplay of SMT3 and noticed all they were were personas. Is SMT a game where you play as the Personas themselves? Do the games take place in the same universe? I don't understand. Just something that isn't clicking and Google searches don't answer that stuff.
What is the relevance between SMT and Persona where Personas full name is Shin Megami Tensei Persona?


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
towelie101
towelie101
  • Member since: Feb. 10, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-21 18:41:51 Reply

I'll try my best. Sorry if I confuse you more.

At 7/21/13 06:18 PM, sweet21 wrote: Im confused about Shin Megami Tensei, at first I thought SMT and Persona were the same game, but then I was told they weren't, but then I saw some gameplay of SMT3 and noticed all they were were personas.

In the main series and other spinoffs, you're using demons but Persona calls them 'personas.' DeSu, Strange Journey, mainline stuff, etc, all use the term demon to refer to them.

Is SMT a game where you play as the Personas themselves?

Not exactly. You usually play as humans but it's possible to fight with groups of demons by 'persuading' them in games like P2, SJ and the SNES games. I'm still somewhat angry they stripped that mechanic for the Persona 3/4 games -- perhaps for a more casual audience? -- because it makes the game more interesting

Do the games take place in the same universe? I don't understand. Just something that isn't clicking and Google searches don't answer that stuff.

I can't really answer with complete accuracy/knowledge, but it's dependent on whether you're playing mainline or spin-offs. It's clear that the Persona games are set in the same universe because of P4 Arena; I assume it applies to everything else as well.

What is the relevance between SMT and Persona where Personas full name is Shin Megami Tensei Persona?

Persona is a spin-off of the main series, but everything belongs to the same franchise. The name, "Shin Megami Tensei," translates to something along the lines of "Reincarnation of the Goddess."

sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-21 18:49:03 Reply

At 7/21/13 06:41 PM, towelie101 wrote: Not exactly. You usually play as humans but it's possible to fight with groups of demons by 'persuading' them in games like P2, SJ and the SNES games. I'm still somewhat angry they stripped that mechanic for the Persona 3/4 games -- perhaps for a more casual audience? -- because it makes the game more interesting

But don't you still do that in P3 and 4? You play as humans and gather personas to fight along side you. Based on how you described it the only difference is that summoning them in person just makes them stand next to you. Feels pretty much the same to me.


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
towelie101
towelie101
  • Member since: Feb. 10, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-21 18:59:37 Reply

At 7/21/13 06:49 PM, sweet21 wrote: But don't you still do that in P3 and 4? You play as humans and gather personas to fight along side you. Based on how you described it the only difference is that summoning them in person just makes them stand next to you. Feels pretty much the same to me.

Nah, I meant that you can talk to the demon themselves to join you, during battle. Chance time strips that mechanic away with easy mini-games after battle that allow you to acquire monsters. It's difficult to lose at those unless you purposefully blind yourself when it happens.

BleachFanatic12
BleachFanatic12
  • Member since: Dec. 10, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 18
Musician
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-21 21:23:10 Reply

At 7/21/13 06:18 PM, sweet21 wrote:
Im confused about Shin Megami Tensei, at first I thought SMT and Persona were the same game, but then I was told they weren't, but then I saw some gameplay of SMT3 and noticed all they were were personas. Is SMT a game where you play as the Personas themselves? Do the games take place in the same universe? I don't understand. Just something that isn't clicking and Google searches don't answer that stuff.
What is the relevance between SMT and Persona where Personas full name is Shin Megami Tensei Persona?

So basically the whole under lying theme in Shin Megami Tensei games (be it Persona, IV, Devil Overlocked etc. etc.) is the use of demons to perform turn based battles. Whether you call them Personas, demons, spirits the main main main similarity is that they are all derived from demons/gods/and folklore that the player uses to conduct battles


The Meaning Of Life Is To Give Life A Meaning

Xbox Gamertag: AnyColorYouLike__Wii: 2865 2343 3618 8142_Steam: AnyColorYouLike_3DS Friend code: 0001 - 4379 - 0602

BBS Signature
Sense-Offender
Sense-Offender
  • Member since: May. 16, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 30
Movie Buff
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-24 16:15:17 Reply

Has the Legend of Korra concluded yet? If so, how does it end?


one of the four horsemen of the Metal Hell

BBS Signature
towelie101
towelie101
  • Member since: Feb. 10, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-24 16:27:33 Reply

At 7/24/13 04:15 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: Has the Legend of Korra concluded yet? If so, how does it end?

Only the first season has ended so there's not a definite/true conclusion yet. I don't remember much shit from season one, but I'm sure it was a good end.

Sense-Offender
Sense-Offender
  • Member since: May. 16, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 30
Movie Buff
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-24 16:37:51 Reply

I see. I asked because I was a bit concerned that it was gonna end with bending disappearing from the world and everybody losing their powers forever. I hope not.


one of the four horsemen of the Metal Hell

BBS Signature
towelie101
towelie101
  • Member since: Feb. 10, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-24 17:26:59 Reply

At 7/24/13 04:37 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I see. I asked because I was a bit concerned that it was gonna end with bending disappearing from the world and everybody losing their powers forever. I hope not.

fuck, is that how S1 really ended? It's been a while since I saw it, but damn was I wrong about a happy ending.

I'm glad season two's coming out, though. I can't wait to watch it.

Sense-Offender
Sense-Offender
  • Member since: May. 16, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 30
Movie Buff
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-24 18:30:57 Reply

At 7/24/13 05:26 PM, towelie101 wrote:
At 7/24/13 04:37 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I see. I asked because I was a bit concerned that it was gonna end with bending disappearing from the world and everybody losing their powers forever. I hope not.
fuck, is that how S1 really ended? It's been a while since I saw it, but damn was I wrong about a happy ending.

I'm glad season two's coming out, though. I can't wait to watch it.

I don't know how it ended. I was just getting a feeling that it could happen, with Amon going around taking the bending power away from people. And with the modern age arriving and things changing, I thought it could go with that theme.


one of the four horsemen of the Metal Hell

BBS Signature
sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-24 20:07:45 Reply

At 7/24/13 06:30 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I don't know how it ended. I was just getting a feeling that it could happen, with Amon going around taking the bending power away from people. And with the modern age arriving and things changing, I thought it could go with that theme.

*SPOILERS

Amon and his brother blew themselves up on a boat and Aang gave Korra back her powers in the form of a vision.
Doesn't feel like there's alot you can work with from there. Unless it's like DBZ and we find out the world/universe has no shortage of super powered assholes.
"And so peace returned...for now." Kind of thing :\


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
Sense-Offender
Sense-Offender
  • Member since: May. 16, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 30
Movie Buff
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-24 21:28:22 Reply

SPOILERS

Wait, so is Korra the only bender left?


one of the four horsemen of the Metal Hell

BBS Signature
Gobblemeister
Gobblemeister
  • Member since: Sep. 19, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 11
Musician
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-25 01:17:03 Reply

At 7/24/13 09:28 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: SPOILERS

Wait, so is Korra the only bender left?

Why don't you watch the show and find out?

Sense-Offender
Sense-Offender
  • Member since: May. 16, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 30
Movie Buff
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-25 01:20:15 Reply

At 7/25/13 01:17 AM, Gobblemeister wrote:
At 7/24/13 09:28 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: SPOILERS

Wait, so is Korra the only bender left?
Why don't you watch the show and find out?

I have been. I just want to know.


one of the four horsemen of the Metal Hell

BBS Signature
sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-25 19:02:55 Reply

Well, thats it, I lost, game over man, I am done with FF5. The interest just isn't there anymore. I don't care, there is nothing that motivates me to move on any further. The game ended like 3 times, and it should have ended the third time.

I am in the "wind temple" I guess, and I found a boss where there is 4 of him, but I can only hurt one of him, and he switches every turn so it's impossible to find him, and he attacks 4 times in a row and his attack is ALWAYS blaze, which is an all hit attack. I can use all hit attacks, but they fail to do a decent amount of damage to take him down permanently.

So here's my verdict of FF5:
Job system: Fucking genius!

Story: The writers didn't give a fuck and looked up every cliche in a book of cliches and said "yes" to all of them. The characters are bland, one sided and uninteresting.

Music: Uematsu was probably exhausted from working on 4 when they dropped this game on his lap. Nothing gets stuck in my head, nothing is catchy, it's just music. It gets the job done, but jeez is it boring.

When exploring dungeons there are only 2-3 pairs of enemies at a time. For example, this...fucking cave, it doesn't have a name, when you encounter enemies it is ALWAYS either 1 skull muncher, if not that 3 nut crunchers, or 4 bats. There is no mix up, there is no variation, always those groups, and always specifically those enemies, the repetition is so anal that dungeon exploring becomes a chore.

Rewards are few and far between and they all shit rewards. Leveling up takes tons of XP, leveling up your job, takes even more. You can grind and grind but you make progress unless you do it for over an hour. Im at god knows where, the game probably pulls 3 more fake endings out of its ass but im level 37. I have played for, on record 23 hours. In the same amount of time I reached level 60 something in every other FF. Weapons? You dont find those things in chests or anything, or even in the end of dungeons. Just in towns.

Lastly, lack of communication or understanding. If you buy a new weapons you have no idea how much it will raise your stats, you have to actually buy it first. Same with armor. Next, when you buy or use spells, you have no idea what they do. You just don't know a damn thing. It's aggravating.

6/10.
Job system can't save this game.

I started FF4 to get this bad taste out of my mouth. Fun fact: It's infinitely better already. Hawly sheit that overworld theme and story.


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-25 19:07:23 Reply

At 7/25/13 01:20 AM, Sense-Offender wrote:
I have been. I just want to know.

No, everyone can still bend, just Amon and his brother are dead.


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
PWJP
PWJP
  • Member since: Oct. 28, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 22
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-25 21:09:20 Reply

At 7/25/13 07:02 PM, sweet21 wrote: Music: Uematsu was probably exhausted from working on 4 when they dropped this game on his lap. Nothing gets stuck in my head, nothing is catchy, it's just music. It gets the job done, but jeez is it boring.

You clearly have not fought Gilgamesh then. When, and obviously if, you recover the patience and will to play this game again (which I liked, by the way), make SURE to play until you fight that guy for a second time. He and his battle theme are the most memorable and awesome thing about FFV besides the job system.

sweet21
sweet21
  • Member since: Jun. 7, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 24
Artist
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-25 22:24:10 Reply

At 7/25/13 09:09 PM, PWJP wrote: You clearly have not fought Gilgamesh then.

I beat Gilgamesh, his theme was the only memorable theme.


I'm just a dreamer.
steam profile

BBS Signature
towelie101
towelie101
  • Member since: Feb. 10, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-25 22:36:49 Reply

Anyone here watch Pacific Rim? Shit's fucking great.

I loved the drift sequence with Mako and Raleigh, and Gipsy Danger's first sortie/battle.

Jackho
Jackho
  • Member since: Dec. 20, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 31
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-26 08:50:56 Reply

At 7/25/13 10:36 PM, towelie101 wrote: Anyone here watch Pacific Rim? Shit's fucking great.

I loved the drift sequence with Mako and Raleigh, and Gipsy Danger's first sortie/battle.

My only problems with Pacific Rim were

-The first half drags out too long. It focuses on the boring one dimentional characters who are just straight up nationality stereotypes anyway.

-The fight scenes are quite samey. They could've shown us each jaeger's individual fighting styles, like they tell us Cherno is one of the strongest ever built and has been in combat for 7 years, but it gets destroyed before we see it do anything. They also tell us Striker is the fastest but it really doesn't behave any differently than Gipsy.

-The best fight is in hong kong and the rest are in the ocean, in the pouring rain and with the jaegers half covered so we don't get a clear view. It's still clearer than transformers or whatever but it felt like they were trying to cheaply cover up the CG.

If they cut out half of the character interactions and used that time for another fight scene, on land, with only Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha, then it would be perfect for what it was trying to be. Still the best american mecha/kaiju movie.


"I don't like facts. They get in the way of my opinions" -Kanye West
last.fm / letterboxd / backloggery / mal

BBS Signature
towelie101
towelie101
  • Member since: Feb. 10, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Gamer
Response to Anime Club 2013-07-26 09:49:24 Reply

At 7/26/13 08:50 AM, Jackho wrote:
At 7/25/13 10:36 PM, towelie101 wrote: Anyone here watch Pacific Rim? Shit's fucking great.

I loved the drift sequence with Mako and Raleigh, and Gipsy Danger's first sortie/battle.
My only problems with Pacific Rim were

-The first half drags out too long. It focuses on the boring one dimentional characters who are just straight up nationality stereotypes anyway.

Although the other Jaeger pilots weren't developed at all, I still enjoyed the first half a lot. It's ridiculous how the Chinese guys show up playing basketball, and then they're dead shortly after.

-The fight scenes are quite samey.

SWORDS everywhere. I liked the improvisation with the ship, but it needed more moments like that. The SWORD just pops out of nowhere with no preface of its existence and rapes shit.

They could've shown us each jaeger's individual fighting styles...

I couldn't agree more with you there.

-The best fight is in hong kong and the rest are in the ocean, in the pouring rain and with the jaegers half covered so we don't get a clear view. It's still clearer than transformers or whatever but it felt like they were trying to cheaply cover up the CG.

Hong Kong is really the peak of the film, but, yeah, we never see them fight in the daytime. It's clear that the Kaiju will attack then because of the drift and Sydney sequences.

If they cut out half of the character interactions and used that time for another fight scene, on land, with only Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha, then it would be perfect for what it was trying to be.

That's basically what I wanted. Cherno just walks for a little before it's destroyed while Typhoon fights with it for like a minute. The Kaiju evolve along with the Jaegers so it could be that they knew of all their tactics before they fought. Or maybe they've never fought against a Category 4 one? I doubt the latter's true, though.

Still the best american mecha/kaiju movie.

Not hard when all you're competing against is shit like Transformers and Godzilla '98.