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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 08:40:29 AM »
When the motherfuck do you get a fortitude field skill? It's killing me, passing all these things that I can't use or open or swinm through cuz NO ONE HAS FORTITUDE!!!
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The Wizard of Lies is a pretty good biopic about Bernie Madoff.  Robert De Niro is still brilliant when he actually gives a shit about the role he's taken.  Highly recommended to anyone with even a passing interest in fraudsters (or sociopaths for that matter).
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Last post by Aeolus on Yesterday at 11:43:35 PM »
What do you mean by markers? The little green dots that are plastered everywhere and are indistinguishable from one another?

Press X.
Select your current Titan.
Select the Landmark closest to your desired location.
Read the controls text on the bottom right hand corner of the screen (because the game does a piss poor job of actually explaining the map without making you hit up an informant; also in actually letting you navigate said map since it requires using a secondary set of controls to do it).
omg why

Its kinda annoying when you have multiple stops to make within the same area (towns namely) and you have to navigate to your current map every time you want to fast travel.


Meanwhile Chapter 4 is basically straight out of a Giant Robot Anime (so put a check in that box), but continues the theme of Poppi being the best character, meanwhile Tora's a vast improvement over Tatsu, even if he still doesn't measure up to Riki. Kinda disappointed that Poppi doesn't have or start with a Rocket Punch (because she's basically a Mazinger Z homage) though she does have a Rust Tornado variant, and she might be pulling other moves from Great Mazinger and such. Then again, I haven't played around with her elements or class yet (mostly because an Earth Tank is working pretty well for what I've got going right now).

Also, my earlier joke about this sounding like JRPG Fantasy Highlander is pretty fucking-on-the-nose so far. Most of the dialects are variations on Irish or Scottish accents, as is quite a bit of the terminology.

Also also, I've pulled two Rare Blades (both on Rex; Bird Brain and Thunder Chick), which when taken alongside the two the game gave me for free, has helped my field skill set diversity quite a bit.
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General Games / Re: Fighting Games
« Last post by kofvscapcom on Yesterday at 11:10:53 PM »
CapcomCup has come and gone and a new Sakura trailer dropped along with SF 5 season 3 trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l4mux-seHI

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I was clearing up some space on my PVR.

Annie Hall (1977):  This critically acclaimed romantic comedy won four Academy Awards (including beating Star Wars for Best Picture).  I think these accolades undeserved.  The characters were unlikeable, the relationship uninteresting, and the plot practically nonexistent.
The overall effect was that of a badly-paced, overlength Seinfeld episode, with most of the comedy edited out.  Allen's one-liners consistently failed to amuse; although he tries to present himself as an intellectual, he comes across as more pretentious than anything else.  (There's more insight into the human condition in the opening narration of a certain Monogatari episode than in this whole movie).
Perhaps if I stretch it, I could try to appreciate this as some sort of self-parody (a movie that mocks pretentiousness).  But given how tedious it was as a whole, I think that would be giving it too much credit.
The breaking of the fourth wall was an interesting device, and admittedly done effectively here...and perhaps if I wasn't so horribly bored I might have appreciated it better.

The H-Man (1958): This is a Japanese monster film by the same production team as Godzilla.  H-bomb testing creates a liquid monster which consumes people, leaving nothing behind but their clothes  (it occasionally assumes vaguely humanoid form, hence the "-Man").  Although there are some creepy moments, this isn't at the same level as Godzilla, and doesn't offer enough to make it recommendable.  However, it easily outclasses Annie Hall for entertainment value.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Hathen on Yesterday at 12:16:34 PM »
I spent something like 8 hours last night putting mods on (and then debugging) Morrowind.  I don't even really like the Elder Scrolls but I got the crazy eyes to see what all I could improve about it and then all of the sudden it was 5 am.

The truest Elder Scrolls experience is spending 10 hours researching all the best mods, 2 hours installing them, 100 hours debugging and figuring out the load order, then playing 5 minutes and getting bored.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Aeolus on Yesterday at 10:38:05 AM »
Huh, Thraja survived the round. Unfortunately, I basically missed all but one set of multipliers so I barely made any Feathers last round anyways. I'm also not liking the fact that every match I've fought thus far has pitted me against at least one Bowlyn, if not two (honestly, I'd take her over a team of Reds versus a Reinhardt/Azura combo any day of the week).

At least I've been cleaning up the monthly quests, and will probably circle around to clowning Berkut sooner or later.


Taco Edit: Yep. Pulled a Takumi. Too bad he's +Res/-Atk, which entirely defeats the point of having an Archer who can face tank. That'll learn me for pulling from a non-event/legendary/inevitable 1.4x T_T unit Banner.
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Hathen on Yesterday at 09:52:58 AM »
Sucks to not have gotten any victory feathers yet, but it's nice to be out of Faye's team since aside from her being an awful character, she's also a god awful unit and I had a hard time winning matches using both her and some trash unit sent to me . Had to completely rely on the friends list characters pretty much.

Anyway I'm on Team Sigurd for the last stretch. I have his HM maxed already but I think I'll actually support a character I like for once over feather mercing.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Etrian Odyssey V
« Last post by Aurian on December 09, 2017, 04:39:01 PM »
Playing it now, still in first stratum.

Running Matsuro, Dragoon, Mage (whatever the official name is), Shaman and the Rover.

I have the Shaman for healing but the Rover’s hound summon is doing most of the healing! Still, buffs are nice. So I have no way to really do binds oe ailments with this current party, hope that doesn’t cause issues too soon...

Standard EO fare so far, although the racial skills including the traditional harvest/chop/gather is nice so you don’t feel like you are “wasting” points...
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Dincrest on December 09, 2017, 02:32:15 PM »
Been jamming a lot on my bass during this snowy Saturday and in less than a day, I've already made more progress on my new musical project than I have in weeks.  Okay, it helps that I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel regarding a ton of things happening in my life and I actually had some time to sit down and play. 

Being a bassist has been a part of my identity for most of my life and I simply love playing bass.  And most people I meet perceive me as someone who'd be a bass player.  However, a few years ago when I was rehearsing with Pool of Thorns for a gig, someone in the band told me I'd make a better guitar player than a bass player.  This struck me totally out of left field and I can't figure out why.  I've never played guitar before, the few times I picked one up just felt strange to me (guitars feel like fragile little twigs that make my fingers feel all smushed up) and I've never once perceived myself as a guitar player.  Even in my musical history, I was primarily a bass clef instrumentalist: baritone horn in the school band and then took bass lessons privately.  Sure, I'd kinda like to be able to play keyboards so I can compose music better (and my bass teacher did teach me to read both bass and treble clef) but in my heart and soul I am a bassist and the other instrument I'd most want to learn to play is the drums. 
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