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Game Journals / Zelda 2 = RPG?
« on: March 29, 2017, 04:44:53 PM »
Welp, I feel like poking yer brains to see if anybody else could help me with this comparison/genre placement?

I'm playing through it for a personal journal entry, but I feel this is easily the closest thing to a Zelda RPG we've seen so far. Leveling system, check. Upgradeable items and stats, check. Overworld and battle/boss differentiation a la Final Fantasy, check.

If it looks like a Zelda, but plays like a FF, what could it be?

Thoughts? Viewpoints?

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General Discussions / Re: Shareable Anxiety Thread
« on: March 29, 2017, 07:24:25 AM »
Thanks for the advice, i'll keep it all in mind.

I'm-a waiting on that tax return to hit me up, so then I can decide between retreading the PS2 line or nabbing a Vita, so I can access both old and new Sony properties.

Being new around here, I still don't know certain by-laws, but I thank you jawsh for being brief but elaborate. Rock On!

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General Discussions / Shareable Anxiety Thread
« on: March 28, 2017, 09:03:44 PM »
Greetings Programs!

I haven't been very active on these here forums for several reasons, mostly due the fact the most recent console I own is a Nintendo GameCube, which makes me a terrible novice to near-all the topics covered within this expansive hub. But, I'm looking to change that with the help of a good friend who manages and contributes to your glorious website. But first, a brief introduction is necessary to get this here forum thread rolling.

I've been a fan of popular geek culture near all my sentient life, from my beginnings as a humble viewer of Saturday morning cartoons to a brief span as the basement-dweller gamer of a local day-care to a paid intern of a news-blog specializing in movie and theater reviews. For most of a decade, film culture has been my passion. For the past 3 years, I've haunted the website http://www.letterboxd.com as a Contributor of movie reviews and journal entries, and racked up over 1700 diary entries on that website, of which over half constituted write-ups on films I viewed. But, since I've had to find gainful employment after I graduated college last April, I've found my attention slipping from my beloved pastime. Since February, I've only seen a handful of movies, often returning rentals un-perused by my voracious appetite for audio-visual aesthetic. Between January 2015 and December 2016, I racked up close to a thousand film journal entries. But I may be losing interest in what has been my main-stay since my latter years of high school.

So, I got to thinking: what could I fill my time with in the absence of such a hobby? And immediately I started researching and compiling a back-catalog of video games I have neglected to experience in my lifetime thusfar. I haven't been living under a proverbial rock in regards to the interactive dopamine distributors; as I briefly mentioned above there was a period of time when I practically owned a PS2 at a previous residence, and I try to keep up with my favorite series Fire Emblem on the portable Nintendos. I've been listening to Retro Encounter at work and some of their stuff has inspired my exploits. I just know that I have a large hole labelled SONY and Square in my backcatalog that needs rectifying. But that's when my impulsiveness started to get the better of me and lead me to writing this here bloated entry on your typically concise forums.

I made an attempt to close the gap in my lack of video-gaming xp by purchasing a used PS2 from eBay two weeks ago. Long story short, I bought a $75 electric doorstop. The system only read one of five games I bought for it, and there were numerous issues encountered when reading that one disc as well. DVDs were a terrible alternative, getting choppy and frantic the longer I tried to play them and justify ownership of this burden that is now mine (No returns accepted). This disheartened me, as it had cost me a fair portion of my paycheck to acquire this item and its uselessness gave my self-esteem and self-image a sucker punch. As a result, my anxiety regarding my new hobby went into a free-fall.

Pop psychology time! Basically, with my new hobby, I want as little chance of dead air as possible, so I wanted to take steps to ensure I have multiple avenues of gameplay open to me at most every opportunity. I currently own a NDS, a 3DS, a GameCube, and two equally monstrous, equally broken PCs via which I access my Steam library, as well as (reference to emulators removed). As you can see, I lack the ability and means to play Sony titles, so I want to catch up like a starving cartoon coyote. But, my impulsive behavior has come back to seed in recent days, and I've had three anxiety attacks regarding my new hobby, two just in the past 24 hours. I had to talk myself out of blind-buying a PS Vita off the baneful (e)Bay and I've resisted the urge to chuck the electric doorstop off my parents' deck. I feel I have been left behind in regards to video game culture and I want to dive right back in, but my first step landed me on my aching behind and I'm anxious about taking further steps. My goal is to be a well rounded connoisseur of all geek culture; having proficiency in the film sector, I feel I need to rectify my lack of video game experience. And it's driving me up the wall!

So, that's the extent of my crazed return to the RPGFan forums. I'm back all right, but I seem to need some counseling in terms of my future exploits. Cheers, and I look forward to interacting with y'all once I live with a full-time gamer geek come this summer.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: New Batman.....
« on: June 03, 2015, 10:41:35 AM »
Personally, it's not Affleck that's giving me trouble. Affleck will probably be the best thing about the film, I hope. He has learned to grow and mature as a performer since his dog days of Daredevil. Plus, he's recruited the screenwriter from Argo to replace Goyer at the script's helm.

My problem is with Snyder. He's one for four so far with his films. Watchmen was a success SOLELY becuase he had great source material to work with as well as a ridiculously talented cast. Meanwhile, MAN OF STEEL was f%#king HORRENDOUS! Cavill bored me to tears in that film and Goyer and Nolan's script was bafflingly bad. The only redeeming part of the flick was Russell freakin' Crowe! Also, DC keeps shoving unnecessary characters into the movie: Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Doomsday; DC STAHP @&@;;

PS- Suicide Squad has the potential to be good, provided they realize the Joker is NOT supposed to be the focus of the movie. It would be better if he was just a cameo rather than an actual player in the plot. I love Margot Robbie and the rest of the cast looks decent.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Guilty pleasure anime thread
« on: June 03, 2015, 10:21:45 AM »
Ouran High School Host Club.

I love shenanigans-filled shtick and all things screwball comedy. I'm a sucker for these things, plus Vic Mognogna and the rest of the dub cast are really well-cast. It's ridiculous and crazy and kinda left-wing, and I would not have it any other way.

Kill la Kill

I haven't watched it in nearly a year, becuz college, but it was a similar sitch to OHSHC; it was so godd### ridiculous and scenery-chewing, over-the-top crazy that I couldn't bear to look away for long. Look forward to revisit it during summer break.

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Brush and Quill / Shameless Plug for Blogs
« on: June 03, 2015, 10:14:00 AM »
I may be at least 11 years late to the blogging craze, but that ain't gonna stop me from promoting my occasionally updated writing space on the all-mighty Interwebz. And so can YOU! Huzzah!


http://brettroculture.blogspot.com

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Anime, TV, and Movies / You All Need To See MAD MAX
« on: June 02, 2015, 10:01:57 PM »
Mr. Ihavefury will tell you the exact same thing.

It's a whole different kind of animal compared to traditional action films.

Send Hollywood a message that we want more movies like this.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The movie was better than the book. wut?
« on: April 11, 2015, 04:08:12 PM »
To be perfectly frank, as I am much more a movie buff than game geek, Jumanji is by all counts one of the few movies that can be called better than the source material. Cheating technically, since it is a children's book. But compared to Zathura, it's a freaking masterwork, due plenty to Robin Williams' work and the challenging directing style.

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