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10591  The Rest / General Discussions / I'm a Mac and I'm a PC parody commercial on: July 10, 2006, 06:10:41 PM
I'd like to see some parodies poking at the fact that for how 'hip and cool' the Mac is, that it lacks most of the game library that the PC has. :P

That was amusing, at any rate.
10592  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Help w/ RPG name. What am I thinking about? on: July 09, 2006, 07:46:53 PM
I can all but guarantee it's Alundra. I played the demo of Dual Hearts, and 'adult themes' was one of the last things that came to mind. Alundra, on the other hand, is definitely of a more mature nature.
10593  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Smash Bros. Brawl on: July 09, 2006, 01:17:09 PM
Yeah, SoArc is too obscure anyway. Characters like Sonic are much more likely, and if they were to use any RPG charactered, it'd probably be Phantasy Star ones.

As for Alucard: It's the same thing as with Snake, but hard to actually say he leans more towards Sony or Nintendo. He debuted in CV3, and appeared in two of the portable CVs. But he wasn't the lead for any but SoTN. Nevertheless, he'd count. But for a Nintendo themed game, I'd rather see Simon Belmont.
10594  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / The "Ninja" Game - Film Edition on: July 09, 2006, 05:46:18 AM
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Ninja

Final Fantasy VII: Ninja Children (or the alternative, Advent Ninja)

Ninja Balls

Ninja Kane
10595  The Rest / General Discussions / Girl terrified of pickles on: July 09, 2006, 12:24:02 AM
Quote from: "Dincrest"
As for phobias, they are irrational, illogical fears.  There's a phobia for everything.  As silly as a pickle phobia may sound, it's real.

I don't doubt that. But everything you said is why I believe it's just staged. Plus personally, if I was /terrified/ of pickles and mustard, the last thing I'd want is the world to know. And if I was to go on TV, I'd rather go with something more than some hack of a day time TV talk show. :P
10596  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest on: July 08, 2006, 08:00:22 PM
Why the fuck isn't there a topic for this yet? Anyways, just saw it. Fucking awesome. If you haven't seen it, do so.
10597  The Rest / General Discussions / Videogame violence! on: July 08, 2006, 01:41:17 PM
Some of the legislation that's been pissing me off the most - maybe the only game legislation that does at that - is the attempts to classify violent video games as 'obscene', ala porn. Hiding cases of GTA is a bit too much for trying to keep minors from playing it, and the concept of making it flat out /illegal/ for them to play it, regardless of what the parents decide, angers me out of principal. Ofcourse, it's not like playing these games can't be easily hidden, but still.

The simple 'card minors for selling violent games' bit just annoys me when they don't do the same to movies and whatnot, though I don't exactly want it to happen to them either. :P
10598  The Rest / General Discussions / Game Journal #2 on the new(ish) boards on: July 08, 2006, 03:56:03 AM
Been playing Vagrant Story, nearing the 10 hour point. Enjoying it a lot, but I'm getting annoyed at small things. Some are oversights, but one thing pissed me off and makes no sense: Being unable to equip/unequip items, or disassemble them, when you're going through loot. If they didn't allow you to do this in combat or something, that would make sense. But if I can undress and redress, switch weapons, and pop in gems in my equipment while a dragon is towering over me, I can at least fucking remove a helmet to throw away while sorting through loot. Hell, at least /leave it there/ if it came out of a treasure chest.

Grah, at least I didn't make much progress past the last save point there. :P
10599  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Vagrant Story on: July 08, 2006, 02:35:39 AM
Man, I forgot how great this game was. Makes me more excited for FFXII as well. How many of you guys played this and enjoyed it, or hated it, back when it came out or whenver you got it? And did it kick your ass? :P
10600  The Rest / General Discussions / Videogame violence! on: July 07, 2006, 11:00:16 PM
I saw this back when it initially aired, or at least the first rerun. This is hilarious, and shows how sadly out of touch the politicians are with statements such as the one about the rich/poor kids. The enviroment of the poor kids he specified would do more harm than a single video game would, anyway.

Cowboy: Yeah, they just flat out enact it, as last I checked some areas of Canada /do/ require one's age to be checked before purchase. But unlike in the USA, I'm pretty sure that movies are no exception in such areas, while here apparantly R rated movies don't need laws to keep from being sold/rented to minors while games do.
10601  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Has anyone heard from Victor Ireland lately? on: July 07, 2006, 01:35:33 PM
Quote from: "ronhelig"
Like him or not though, he brought over RPG's that would otherwise never have seen the light of day in the USA.  They weren't always the greatest choices granted, but at least we got them.  I miss him and hope he makes an announcement soon about SOMETHING.  Even if just about the evolution of man.

It's why I don't truly hate the company and whatnot - more annoyed every so often than anything else. They were ahead of everyone during the 16 bit generation and much of the 32-bit. But with this generation, they kinda slipped behind while other companies like Atlus and NIS America took up their torch, but did almost everything as good or better for the most part.
10602  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Smash Bros. Brawl on: July 07, 2006, 02:12:39 AM
Nothing's finalized Dade - they've said more characters may (or is that will?) join the roster, though there won't be too many other 3rd party characters - but there CAN be.

I say throw in Megaman, Sonic, and maybe Simon Belmont. The first two seem much more likely though, albit for different reasons.
10603  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Smash Bros. Brawl on: July 06, 2006, 11:59:51 PM
Quote from: "Jimmy"
Eus...you shouldn't have said MegaMan. I now want MegaMan in Brawl.

Seriously.

So do I, naturally. But hey, fitting for the topic. And of all the 3rd party characters, I think he's the most likely to pop up. :P
10604  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Smash Bros. Brawl on: July 06, 2006, 11:08:02 PM
Quote from: "ZE GRAND MASTER"
Quote from: "Degolas"
I'd put money on Waluigi featuring. I highly doubt the inclusion of Liquid Snake though.


Hmmm... But Solid Snake is only in it cuz The Twin Snakes was on GC, which if i remember rightly featured Liquid. But yeah, it would never happen. That one was just a joke suggestion put in at the end. Anyone else thought of characters to include?

Snake also made his console/american debut on the NES, so it's closer in comparison to Megaman popping up in SSBB, than Cloud because KH:CoM had him. It seems a lot of people are forgetting this when it comes to whether Solid Snake counts or not for SSBB. :P
10605  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Has anyone heard from Victor Ireland lately? on: July 05, 2006, 08:16:37 PM
See, there's a difference between adapting a game to a different language, and what they typically did. If it was between those two, I'd stick with the literal, despite leaning more towards altering the dialogue. Preferably, I'd rather it stay in the center; taking liberties where necessary to retain the same intent in both languages (and cultures, if necessary), but not transforming characters into what they're not, and inserting ill fitting jokes where they don't belong.

Naturally, I can't comment on any translations compared to their original scripts, but I think games like DDS and SMT:N did a great job with having a flavorful script while not going over the top, and sticking well to their settings, and what I played of Vagrant Story again shortly ago has more standout dialogue than a lot of RPGs.

Really though, someone who works in translating/localizing, or at least is fluent in both english and japanese can comment better.

Edit: Oh, and mucking around with game balance is just fucking stupid unless 1. You know what you're doing, and/or 2. make it an additional difficulty, or at least give some way to access the original. WD never did either, and if anything screwed over the easier settings with limits on how far you can go and whatnot.
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