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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: Today at 09:30:58 AM »
Suikoden 2 - Just finished up the whole undercover school students part of the game, which is accurate in its depiction of how boring things involving school are. Joking aside, I'm still very much enjoying the game. To be fair, there is a bit of back tracking here and there, but it rarely feels tedious (thankfully, easy fights go very quick). Some of the music is rather "meh", also. More inventory space would be nice... Those really are small gripes, though. Otherwise, great game. Highly recommended.
I'm not being anal about gathering characters, but I'm trying to be thorough in my examination of areas and people. For example, I recruited Anita (whom I've kept in my battle party for some time now) by talking to her 20-ish times until she asked me for some sort of medicine that I happened to have on me. I didn't know to do that. She just happened to be at an inn I frequented during a certain part of the game, and I'd talk to her every time I stopped by.

Driver: San Francisco - Re-playing this, which I initially played back when it was new (7 years ago already!). The story is a joke, and a lot of the aspects of the game are straight up ridiculous, but who really cares about that? It's a hell of a blast to play. It's one of my favorite driving games, period. Love that it combines the feel of a simulator and arcade racer, while keeping a bit of the spirit of the original games. Also helps that it features several of my favorite cars of all time. There really needs to be a proper sequel to this game.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: Today at 09:11:50 AM »
I think you guys might be onto something with the people driving like butt holes in the mornings because the roads are emptier theory. It does make sense...
Just this morning, right before I got to my office, a guy in his awesomely 80s Trans Am very narrowly blew by me at a lane merger. Great way to start the week.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: March 15, 2018, 12:24:02 PM »
^ I've only been going to work as early as I have for a few months now, and I've noticed something: While there are obviously many more cars out and about during the average commuting hours (8-9AM-ish), there seem to be far more assholes on the road in the early hours. I don't know if it's because people are grumpy about getting up so early, but man I've run across so many jerks since starting the earlier shift, it's insane. Just a few days ago, someone very nearly clipped my front end, just so they could cut in front of me and be first at the stop light. I had a very strong urge to get out of my car, pull him out of his, and beat his ass right there in the street. ...Of course, that kind of gratifying insanity is never worth it.
I feel you on potholes, Dincrest. I've tailored my route to avoid the really bad roads, but of course, there's no perfect road where it snows as often as it does here. One should indeed be vigilant.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:43:22 AM »
I'm in the same boat, 'Crest. I also get up at 5 every day, and have found that this time change is kicking my ass more than I had expected. Like you, I am not enjoying commuting in the dark again, after getting used to it being fully lit the last few weeks. Driving to work in the dark while it's still damn cold out is draining.
My commute is mostly rural, and now it's become more difficult to see all of the stupid-ass deer that are active at daybreak again. I almost hit one yesterday. I wish I had a "death proof" car, and could just ram those stick-legged jerks (and all of the impatient asshole drivers I run across) off the road.
Thankfully, we'll have our morning light again in a few (long) weeks.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:11:14 AM »
Letting go is always the hardest thing.  I gave up or sold consoles and games to old friends.  They are enjoying tons of play there rather than sitting on my table collecting dust.  I've mentioned before that I donated a couple of my old workhorse bass guitars to the music department of the high school I work at, and am glad that those instruments are inspiring the next generation of rock stars the way they inspired me.

That was my biggest reason for giving it up. I've had my fun with it. It's time someone else enjoys that system and those games.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:42:25 AM »
My Xbox 360 didn’t sell the first time, so I re-listed it at a reduced price, and it sold in less than 24 hours. Gonna pack it up tonight for shipment tomorrow.
I’m honestly a little sad about it… I bought it new roughly 10 years ago, and have played some great games on it over that time (including one of my favorites of the Tales series: Vesperia). The ol' 'Box never gave me a single problem.
As silly as it sounds, it’s like saying goodbye to a trusty friend. ...Adios, amigo.

The Soundroom / Re: Dincrest needs music recommendations again
« on: March 06, 2018, 05:00:19 PM »
Din, I know I have mentioned them to you in the past, but are you into Gojira? Joe enunciates well enough, and I can never get enough of progessive/groove metal.
Unfortunately, I can't recommend their recent work, but their older stuff is great.

Toxic Garbage Island

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The Soundroom / Re: Dincrest needs music recommendations again
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:52:06 AM »
I agree with your sentiment, sir. There's a reason they tour with bands like.. ugh, Emmure.

The Soundroom / Re: Dincrest needs music recommendations again
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:03:08 AM »
While not one of my favorite bands, Winston McCall of Parkway Drive is an impressive metal vocalist. Nice amount of range (no cleans), and he enunciates well.


Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:34:27 AM »
^ Love the first two Dead Space games. Survival horror excellence.

Suikoden 2  - Just got to Two River, where it would seem some little butthole of a ragamuffin just pick-pocketed me upon my arrival. Great.
I'm still wondering what a 'toasty bath' is...
I want to bomb the whole town of South Window, I'm so mad at that asshole slacker sailor and his rigged-ass dice game. I ended up hiring Amada or Adama or whatever the heck his name is to captain my boat instead.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: March 01, 2018, 09:45:11 AM »
I also hate the fact she's yet another bisexual character portrayed as a sexually promiscuous deviant.

If you are attracted to twice the amount of people, then you are obviously twice as lecherous. Duh.

EDIT: I meant for this to sound sarcastic. Not sure if that came across correctly.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: February 28, 2018, 01:25:41 PM »
^ And I appreciate your tolerance of my shit talking, sir.

Sexual stuff is undoubtedly a matter of different strokes, for sure (pun somewhat intended).
I'll admit I am not familiar with the series or characters in question, but some people are just outwardly sexual like that. A coworker of mine dances on the thin line of sexual harassment almost every day. Great guy, just a bit too pervy.
Side note that may or may not be of interest to you: Apparently the age of consent in many U.S. states and all of Canada is 16.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: February 28, 2018, 12:23:16 PM »
Let no one say that you don't live up to your forum moniker, Arvis. ...Although at this point, "Erotophobe" may be more accurate.  ;)

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 Story-Driven RPGs
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:30:03 AM »
I wanted to put a "1" in front of them all but thought it would affect the integrity of the message I was trying to send. 

There's no integrity in extreme fanboi-ism.

General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2018
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:49:40 AM »
1) Wild Arms 2
2) Pac Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2

3) Mario Galaxy 2 – Done! …Well, pretty much done. The credits rolled, and I consider that a beaten game. I still have yet to check out “World S”, though. Looking forward to it, because it looks like there are some very interesting galaxies there. I ended up powering through World 6 yesterday. I had 72 power stars and 15(-ish) comet medals when said credits appeared.
All in all, a great Mario game. Lots of fun. The level designs are fantastic. I love that regular levels have an approachable, fun difficulty, but extra (prankster comet) levels can be annoyingly tough.

*I really wish I could play Mario 3D World. It looks so awesome, but I’m not going to drop money on a Wii U for it. They really need to port it to the Switch.

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