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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: Yesterday at 05:24:48 PM »
Finally beat Torchlight 2.  It's a fantastic game.  But also highlighted every issue I have with playing a hack n slash with a mouse and keyboard.  Since you left click to both move and attack, time and time and time again when the screen was filled with enemies, I would be trying to fall back to a safer position and would instead just stand there like an idiot firing my pistols (because there was hardly any space to click on anything but monsters) and getting torn to shreds.  Other times, I would click on a monster to attack and instead my poor, sweet dullard of an outlander would start running headlong into danger without letting off a single shot.  At least give me wasd or something... it was infuriating,  and would never be an issue with a controller.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: December 08, 2018, 08:08:01 PM »
what sort of food is usually making?

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 28, 2018, 06:18:07 PM »
torchlight II is still awesome and I still don't have enough free time to finish it

currently on Act III

^ It's moronic and leads to delays, but because Squeenix is publicly traded and announcing AAA games drives up investment.  So there is incentive for them to get the word out on projects as soon as possible in order to bring in more cash.   

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 24, 2018, 06:39:59 PM »
these poor forums =(

I hate that it's such a dying medium.  Especially because we have such a great group here (yes, even Frostillicus!)...

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:45:10 PM »
trying to play through Diablo 2 without succumbing to "but is my build 1337 enough?!?!" syndrome

has so far been met with mixed results

General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2018
« on: October 10, 2018, 05:15:28 PM »
1) Doom and Destiny -  stop #1 on my "Xbox360 Retirement Tour" was stupid and rote and most of the jokes were offensive.  Oh well. On to the next one.
2) Shank - Another XBLA game I blew right through.  I'm trying to retire my 360 so that means slogging through shitty, overly violent platformers like this one before I finally play Dark Souls.
3) Guardian Heroes - XBLA
4) Half Life 2 - XBLA
5) Breath of Death VII - XBLA
6) Cthulhu Saves the World - XBLA
7) Sequence - XBLA
8) Panzer Dragoon Orta - Xbox
9) Castlevania Chronicles - Vita
10) Tales of Vesperia - 360 - 57 hours. Great game, 2nd best tales after Eternia. But the real story is that I finally get to chuck my old and busted Xbox 360.
11) Gravity Rush - a competent game in a fascinating setting.  Wasn't everything it could have been but definitely gets high marks for taking some chances.
12) Skies of Arcadia - 59 hours.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this game.  Though I don't really have anything to say about it that hasn't been said ad nauseum before (great setting, fantastic cast, loads to discover, but way too many goddamn random battles,even with the white map. when all you want to do is explore...)

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 04, 2018, 05:02:29 PM »
I mean, you could just increase the ratio of grounds to water...

with pour over, if you do that you end up with a bunch of coffee sediment in your cup...

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 04, 2018, 04:40:57 PM »
if they sold anything that could make my coffee any blacker I'd buy it

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:40:36 PM »
^ this

wake up early on a Saturday. Wife still in bed. Make a pot of coffee and play some RPGs until she finally scrapes herself back into existence around 1030.

Then make some breakfast.

Best possible use of a weekend.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 01, 2018, 11:51:32 AM »
^ but is it still piss easy?

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:06:41 AM »
CRAWLING along near the end of Skies of Arcadia.  About to fight Galcian, I think. 

My new job has more or less halved my available free time.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« on: September 23, 2018, 11:04:03 AM »
^ have you played any of the other DQ games? (I'm assuming you have since you play everything)

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:59:03 AM »
the weakness system isn't as important as in a lot of other games.  I'm 80% of the way through the game and I think it's only been a real issue once.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 21, 2018, 11:11:25 AM »
Sorry @Rucks , but I do believe I mentioned that it bored me to death.  However, that was after giving it like.... 2 hours?  Maybe slightly less.

I still want to play it again now that my attention span has evened out in my old age.  But I'm not sure what the best way to do that is.

If you still have your Wii, I will send it to you when I'm done.  I bought it off @Frostillicus (he gave me a helluva deal, tbh) and I'm sure he'd want me to do the same.

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