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391  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 27, 2012, 02:08:05 AM
I've been playing Dead Space the last couple of days. I've had it on my Steam list forever, but haven't gotten past the 3rd chapter until recently. This game is really good, one of the better survival horror titles I've played in a while. While there are a lot of jump scares, the game has a lot more to offer than just those. The game makers did an excellent job with lighting and sound, with environments where you can't hear enemies coming, or places so loud that it always sounds like something is after you. The ruthlessness and viciousness of the necromorphs is unsettling as well, and while taking on one is not too challenging, having 3 or 4 after you can be terrifying. I just started Chapter 9, and I can't wait to see where the game goes from here. This franchise has definitely piqued my interest, and I will be keeping an eye on Dead Space 3 now.
392  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: xmas thread:2012 on: December 25, 2012, 05:21:36 PM
Christmas with the fam went well.

I got some flannel shirts and pajama pants, which I love.
A Capt. America shirt from one of my sisters
Socks and White T-Shirts
$250
And Virtue's Last Reward for the 3DS

My bf and I exchanged gifts earlier this month, but he me got all 7 seasons of the Golden Girls, plus the first season of Adventure Time and some other assorted Adventure Time goodies, including a Jake cap which is totes awesome. In return I got him the first 2 seasons of Star Trek: TNG on Blu-ray, which he's been wanting.
393  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Best Anime No One Has Seen on: December 24, 2012, 12:50:10 AM
Dunno if it's obscure enough, but I loved the crap out of Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo. I haven't read the novel, so I can't tell if its an adequate interpretation of the source material, but I found it to be an excellent anime, and I didn't need any prior familiarity with the work itself. The art in the show is to die for, and the opening gives me goosebumps.
394  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: December 23, 2012, 10:47:09 AM



I almost freaked out at the German exam pic. That student's handwriting looks exactly like mine, and I studied German from 2nd year of high school through undergrad. Thankfully the Cloud Atlas bit at the end stopped my impending heart attack.
395  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 23, 2012, 07:28:02 AM
Just spent the past 8 days with my bf over at his place. Me and him made sure to take our vacations the same week. Heading back home today and feeling bittersweet about it. Also had the weirdest fucking nightmare that was a mixture of that anime Chihayafuru and Corpse Party.
396  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 22, 2012, 08:23:31 PM

I did get FFIV for iOS. I forgot how sexyawesome Kain's voice is.
I'm tempted by this, too. But for $15?! That's rough. I think I can wait for a sale. If Square ever actually HAS sales?


I DLed episodes 3-5 of the Walking Dead.
Then played 2 hours worth of Ep. 3. Oh, my god! The choices this go around are so tough. And the things you have to do and go through. Heart wrenching.  This game has a better story and characters than most movies I've seen recently. If my wife hadn't come in the room...
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Carley! That bitch shot Carley! This floored me. She was my favorite character, and then BAM, she's gone.
And then the whole Duck scenario. I sent Kenny's wife(her name is something weird that I forget) to take care of him, and she shoots herself! Then poor Kenny has to kill his kid. This especially tore me up due to having a son a little older than Duck.



I'm really angry about that first part too.

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I pulled for Lilly in ep. 2, and Kenny turned into a huge d-bag, despite all I did for him in ep. 1. To have Lilly betray me after all I did for her was a kick in the pants. It's crazy how much this game pulls you in, the characters feel like real people, and when I disappoint one or have one betray the others, it almost kinda hurts for real.
397  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 22, 2012, 12:21:58 PM
I started playing Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones the other day. I'm on Chapter 8, and so far I haven't had too much trouble with the difficulty, although I did choose Normal instead of hard. Anyone who has played FE:SS, would you recommend doing Eirika or Ephraim's routes? Also, are the trainee characters worth raising? I made Ross into a pirate, but I dunno if I wanna do the same for the other two trainees when I get them.
398  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 22, 2012, 11:23:39 AM
Feminism has been flanderized to the point where it's just the extremists running the show now. Most people who are actually pro-quality just call themselves egalitarians.

Excellent term.  That said, there are still some quality feminist thinkers around that label themselves as feminist.  Unfortunately, the people who making a name for themselves are those like Zuska (of the blog Thus Spake Zuska) and Rebecca Watson and they do so by being ridiculous and being worshipped for it.

I agree with Desert Walker; I refer to myself as a feminist and follow quite a few people who I believe are very reasonable and rational.

I like a character with brains, which is why I hate JRPG protagonists, because they're all the generic 'oaf with a heart of gold and brains of lead' archetypes.

This type of character drives me up the wall too, especially if they have a "strong sense of justice."

The dude characters I tend to like in RPGs are the sarcastic ones who are ready with a humorous quip for any situation. The standout examples I can think of are Jade from Tales of the Abyss and sarcastic Hawke from DA2. I also have a thing for older, mentor style characters like Auron or Adray from SO3.
399  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 21, 2012, 10:48:29 PM
I dunno, I am pretty fond of a nice long lance myself.
400  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2012, 09:08:59 PM
I actually agree with you. :)

If you are going to have a villian that's legitimately insane (That look in his eyes when he is peering inside the incinertaed still sends shivers down my spine) it's going to be tough to make it not a bit charicature-ish. Ever17 completely avoided this issue by simply not having a villian. :P

I was gonna say the same thing about Ever 17, haha! Great minds do think alike! :P   

And I hope I'm not coming off like I'm bashing the game, I did enjoy the crap out of it. I didn't think I'd get a chance to enjoy a story that was like E17 again, but I was proven wrong. And my bf can attest to the number of times I exclaimed either, "This game is sooo good," or "This game is fucking nuts," while playing it.
401  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2012, 08:51:30 PM
I also finished 999 yesterday. It took me until my sixth attempt to figure out what I needed to do to get the best ending. I should have seen it coming, since considering that the guy behind Ever 17 was behind this game. You can certainly see some of the same themes from E17 in 999, and that is a huge compliment, since Ever 17 has one of the best stories I've ever read. So yeah, I really enjoyed 999 and thought it had a compelling story with compelling characters.

My one problem with the story was

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Ace's heel-face-turn. I'm okay with him being the bad guy, but he was totally maniacal after that was revealed. I just felt like they made him a crazy d-bag just for the sake of making the player dislike the villain. If they would have toned down his personality just a bit more, I wouldn't have minded as much.

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Ace is a complete sociopath, brought on probably by his prospagnosia. He had no empathy whatsoever, he thinks other humans are just mere monkeys - animals. It's this sociopathy that makes him such a mellow and calm character at the start, he is extreamly intelligent and excellent at hiding whatever emotions he is having. When the cat is out of the bag so to speak, we see the monster underneath the calm facade.



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You make some excellent points, and its more of a nitpick than a complaint. Overall, I agree with your assessment, I just felt that the intensity of his sociopathy just made him into a bit more of caricature at times, such as when he was laughing maniacally when he locked Akane in the incinerator.  I only bring it up because I felt all the other characters and the overall plot were so well-developed that the less than stellar parts just stand out a bit more.
402  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2012, 07:43:16 PM
I also finished 999 yesterday. It took me until my sixth attempt to figure out what I needed to do to get the best ending. I should have seen it coming, since considering that the guy behind Ever 17 was behind this game. You can certainly see some of the same themes from E17 in 999, and that is a huge compliment, since Ever 17 has one of the best stories I've ever read. So yeah, I really enjoyed 999 and thought it had a compelling story with compelling characters.

My one problem with the story was

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Ace's heel-face-turn. I'm okay with him being the bad guy, but he was totally maniacal after that was revealed. I just felt like they made him a crazy d-bag just for the sake of making the player dislike the villain. If they would have toned down his personality just a bit more, I wouldn't have minded as much.
403  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 20, 2012, 05:01:32 PM
The upper part of her outfit looks like N7 armor from Mass Effect at first glance. Then I see the rest and get disappointed.
404  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 19, 2012, 01:52:31 PM
This is just like that thing that happened in that game.
405  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 18, 2012, 04:33:28 PM
finished The Walking Dead Episode 2. Damn, that was fucked up.
Back to Witcher 2 until I DL the next Ep. I'm trying to wait a week in between each Ep., but I totally just want to keep playing. We'll see.


Same question as before: what decisions did you make?

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I gave food to Duck, Mark, Larry and Clem. I played neutral between Lilly and Kenny until I was forced to choose, and then I sided with Lilly. The first time I played the episode I killed Danny but not Andy, but the second time (since the game didnt keep my save for some reason), I didn't kill either brother. Also, I didn't raid the car at the end of the episode.
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