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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: May 11, 2017, 02:19:24 PM »
I've been steadily working my way through the complete peanuts too, I've been at it for about a year now and have just finished up 1971. So I can satisfy your curiosity and let you know it was in this volume Marcie first showed up.
I never read any Peanuts as a kid and not being American I didn't get to see all those famous thanksgiving and christmas TV specials that get mentioned so often. Surprised me greatly just how much I am loving the strip. It's less laugh out loud funny that other strips but a real slow burn, you get to love all the characters. Peppermint Patty is possibly the best though, brace yourself for raunchiness, in 1971 there is some accidental hand touching. Steamy stuff :)
I probably shouldn't make comparisons between Peanuts and other classics but it amazes me how much of Calvin and Hobbes borrowed from this era. Charlie Brown was messing around with unusual snowmen ans unassailable snow forts decades before Calvin; and Snoopys fantasies of being a WW1 flying ace are pure Spaceman Spiff.

I very rarely post on these forums, an enthusisatic lurker though. But I'll break my silence just because I wanted to brag I finished the game and got my first ever platinum trophy. I loved the game, took me a while to get into it but by the end I actually cared about all of the characters. The only negative for me was the combat, I just couldn't get to grips with it enough to enjoy it. Especially that [spoiler]two hour battle against the adamantoise, after 1 hour of button mashing that was just dull and stressful at the same time [/spoiler]
I'll try the free dlc this week but after that I cant see myself replaying it. It was a seriously beautiful game though.

Fun fact - 20 years since FF7 game out, my first play of the series, and I now discover that all this time I've been pronouncing Chocobo wrong. Unless Noctis is just getting it wrong :)

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Reccommend me some PS4 games!
« on: December 14, 2016, 07:57:38 PM »
Probably the most fun I've had out of my PS4 this year has been Digimon: Cyber Sleuth. Its great as a jrpg that you can pick up and put down for a few days if need be. I bought this as an impulse after a bunch of positive comments kept coming up on these boards and it surprised me just how good it was. Doesn't hurt that its on sale on the ps store every other week too :)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor  is also good is you feel like crashing through about a thousand orcs at a time.

Have to admit i'm still too busy working through my PS3 RPG backlog to justify investing in too many PS4 games.

Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: October 29, 2016, 12:05:28 PM »

I'm reading As You Wish, which is Cary Elwes' book about the making of The Princess Bride, and it's awesome.  ... this book (and of course the original book the movie is based on) is worth reading.

Until I read your post I had no idea this book existed, now I've just ordered it from my local library (I love online catalogues). Thanks for pointing me in its direction.
The originla book the movie was  based on is indeed worth reading, a modern classic and even funnier than the film. It pretends to be a translation of an older book. That joke however went way over my younger head and I spent many pre-internet years scouring second hand bookshops of an unabridged translation of the original. Insert your favourite facepalm pic here :)

Currently reading Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold, but reading slowly because there's only one more volume in the vorkosigan series to go after this.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread
« on: February 02, 2016, 04:26:31 AM »
I find it more hilarious that ZZTers of all things gave me an actual definition.
The only part of the sentence that made sense to me was ZZTers, who obviously are ZZ Top fans. Your link proves I was so far from being right its just not funny. To be fair they are kinda furry so it made sense to me...

Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread
« on: January 30, 2016, 04:35:39 PM »
Thanks, good to know. I think I'll take a chance on it then. I guess I didnt need too much convincing :)

Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread
« on: January 30, 2016, 02:41:25 PM »
Got Final Fantasy Explorers today. I'm into it so far and have been playing with a few friends.

Anyone else get this? If so, what do you think?

What are your thoughts Isjaki, I was thinking of ordering the game but I'm not sure how well it would work as a single player. The wifi on my 3ds is buggy at best so co-op play would be more trouble than fun. Anyone else played it yet?

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: November 25, 2015, 03:54:52 AM »

For the iOS though, Sorcery is pretty amazing. It's a choose-your-own-adventure "gamebook" and it's pretty damn cool. It's almost entirely text-based but the writing is pretty good and cool to experience somehow. I suppose the greatest thing it accomplishes is its world building (which is apparently from a fantasy series? Maybe someone can clarify it for me).
Sorcery! was a four part series of the Fighting Fantasy books in the early 80's, written by Steve Livingstone. Hugely popular at the time with kids who wanted to play D&D but didn't have any similarly inclined friends. Two dice, a pencil and a FF book would entertain for days :)
Sorecry! was the "advanced" version of the FF books, basically it just meant you had a spell book you could also use in battle. Of course there was a serious honour system involved, when the book asked if you had learned spell XYZ you could lie and progress the story, or be honest, say no and have to start all over again at the start of the book. I got really frustrated having to restart way too many times before I figured that one out. What can I say, I was a stupid, but honest, kid :p

The most famous FF book is probably "The Warlock of Firetop Mountain" which is currently being turned into a roguelike RPG, apparently.

Just so I am on topic for the thread - currently playing and enjoying Dragon Quest Heroes on PS4. And I'm one of those bizarre players that loves it when my PS4 controller starts talking to me :)

Game Journals / Re: Maxx vs Grandia II - First Imperessions Journal
« on: September 05, 2015, 08:00:54 PM »
Before meeting it's doom in early 2001
Dreamcast died 14 years ago ?!?! Thank you for making me feel slightly more ancient than normal.

Have fun, Grandia II is one of only two RPGs I've completed twice :)

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: June 20, 2015, 11:35:53 AM »
I'm playing Fallout 3 NV on PS3.... what a mistake. I finally made it to the Strip and the frame rate drops to like .5 a frame per second.

I tried reloading a save but that helped for only a minute.

This worked for me, its only temp though, starts to slow down again pretty quickly. Honestly it makes it possible to complete the game if you've invested time in it, doesn't really make it completely playable.

Try the Cache Clear Code:
Hold L2, R2 and Square button and after the anti-save file corruption message has disappeared and the trophies have loaded and keep holding them until the main menu appears. You'll know if it has worked as the words "Fallout: New Vegas" and "[Press Start]" will disappear. All the CCC does is clear any and all temp and corrupted files that FO: NV generates.

Since its my first appearance on the thread I should say I'm currently playing Child of Light on PS3. It's very pretty but the rhyming is starting to get annoying! Chapter 8 (of 10 I think) so hopefully finish up this week. Also playing FF record keeper on iPad and considering it is literally just grinding, almost pointlessly, I find myself slightly addicted :)

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll
« on: June 05, 2015, 02:55:03 PM »
Thanks for posting the list scarface. The trouble with these lists is they keep reminding me I have shamefully never played Chrono Trigger or Suikoden 2. Yet. Just let me finish this fire emblem game first, cant take more than a couple of hours right :)

Just to wet peoples appetites for the top 90, heres the top 10 :)
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1. 879 Chrono Trigger
2. 776 Final Fantasy VI
3. 489 Persona 4
4. 480 Final Fantasy Tactics
5. 442 Suikoden 2
6. 435 Final Fantasy VII
7. 345 Final Fantasy X
8. 325 Baldur's Gate 2
9. 312 Planescape: Torment
10. 310 Mass Effect 2

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll
« on: May 23, 2015, 04:46:41 PM »
My 2nd post in about 6 months. I'm a lazy lurker but lists draw me out :)

1. Final Fantasy 7
2. Dragon Quest 8
3. Grandia (or maybe is was Grandia 2, for the love of me I cant recall which one I played to death. Twice. It was the one where the giant eyeball appears outside your room at the inn at night about 6hrs in. For some reason that always stuck in my head)
4. Breath of Fire 3
5. Atelier Escha and Logy ("Let's do your best!")
6.Tales of Graces F
7.Eternal Sonata
8.Skies of Arcadia
9.Ni No Kuni

I look forward to seeing your final chart, scarface :D

Game Journals / Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« on: February 19, 2015, 04:58:12 PM »
Hi Dice

I've been lurking around the forums for a few months now and I just wanted to say I'm delighted you're doing another FF playthrough. Last years FF7 thread was the highlight of my bi weekly visit to the site. So when you're typing up those epically long posts again be assured you have a grateful, reading fan :D

My own concern is this thread may have hit its high spot far too early, will any comment, on any subject, match the wise words from Dincrest above
Chibi jailbait ass ain't my thang.

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