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541  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Your very own Klyde Chroma is now a TV personality... sort of on: April 28, 2012, 08:14:29 PM
That is pretty cool. Looks like you stayed cool and calm under pressure, I would have been all, "I....errr....welll...ummm.....tattoos?"
542  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 28, 2012, 06:18:48 PM
Finishing up a project and listening to the Silent Hill OST. For some strange reason, they both work oddly well together.
543  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: April 26, 2012, 10:44:57 PM
Lola - The Kinks

Been running through my head all day. Therefore I was walking around muttering "La La La La Lo--la" all day.
544  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: TV/Movie/Anime Scores on: April 25, 2012, 06:27:14 PM
Audrey's Dance - Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks

This is all I can think of right now off the top of my head. May edit in some more later. Also, LOVE LOVE LOVE this song.
545  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: April 23, 2012, 12:06:28 AM
It does look like quite a bit of effort has been put into the lore. After the initial shock and coming to terms with some of the bigger changes, I'm slowly starting to warm up to it.

The increased emphasis on story appealed to me. I play Diablo for the story, or at least what there is of it. I remember being playing the first two when I was a kid and thinking they had this unholy coolness about them, and wanting to find out more about the grim secrets lurking in the next dungeon. Diablo has great lore, and I was pleased to see in the demo that they didn't skimp on it.

I played Monk and Demon Hunter. I personally found the latter to be a bit more enjoyable, both in terms of character and play style.
546  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Record of Agarest Wars 2 LE.... and its coming out in the US... on: April 22, 2012, 11:58:13 PM
I proudly use the mousepad I got from the first game. It is very comfy for my wrist.
547  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 20, 2012, 01:14:05 PM
I agree that Sansa and Catelyn are best when accompanied by someone. I think that's why Bran is so insufferable for me. He seldom has anyone major to play off of.

I've only read through the 3rd book, so I can't speak for these characters in the latter books, but...

Bran's chapters get much more interesting nearer the end of the 2nd book, and he has some really good chapters in the 3rd book. While not major, he does get some people to play off of, which definitely improved his chapters in my eyes.

I really like Sansa. Like Neal mentioned, she deals with a lot of cruel shit for a girl her age.

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This video sums up my feelings for Sansa, although I think the author exaggerates a bit (Sansa, while capable, is no master of the political game). Despite this exaggeration, the author makes a good point about one of Sansa's scenes near the end of book 2. To me, Sansa is the anti-Cersei, and that scene really paints that image.
548  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 19, 2012, 10:26:21 PM
Watched a bunch of Adventure Time this past weekend, and I'm 100% convinced Lumpy Space Princess and I are soulmates.
549  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 09, 2012, 02:49:20 PM
Anyone else watching Mad Men this season? It's about three episodes in (four if you split up the two hour premiere that combined the first two episodes) and so far its very Mad Men-y. I'm surprised by how little attention they've paid to Don in the first few episodes; the focus seems to be on the majority of the cast. I can kinda see why, I thought last season was very Don-heavy, so I guess they wanted to give the other characters some time. Also, Peggy's sense of humor has made almost every scene with her a highlight. She's easily one of my favs.
550  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: April 09, 2012, 02:45:25 PM
Beat Mass Effect 3 last night. Loved it overall. Some really strong, emotional moments. Reminds me of my experience finishing the Baldur's Gate trilogy for the first time.

I wanted to move onto something different in tone and look, so I'm playing Vesperia. I got about 1/3 the way through the first time I played, but that was back in '08, so I started over. I just got Karol and am about to go to Halure.
551  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: April 08, 2012, 11:20:12 PM
I just finished the game myself and actually thought the ending was okay. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. But I'm with the last few posters; even if I thought the ending was worthless, it does not demean the hours of emotional high-points and involving story that came before. I played ME3 for the characters more so than any other aspect, and I feel very satisfied with how the characters were treated in the game. Sure, I'd like some sort of denouement and/or epilogue, but honest to god I was moved more in ME3 than in any other game I played, even in the ending. Persona 3 was the last game I beat where I wasn't ready to say good-bye to the characters, but ME3 has provoked a stronger response out of me than P3 did. I know, I'm a total fanboy about ME, but I loved this game and the series as a whole and I'm wondering when it'll be before I play a game where I give as much of a shit about the characters as I did in ME3. :/
552  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenosaga 1, somehow not attracted..... on: April 08, 2012, 04:54:30 PM
Hey, just curious, but CT, XG, and CC all had strong themes of reincarnation to them (less literal in CT, but definitely prevalent if you think about it). They also involved making contact with an extraterrestrial force that affected mankind's destiny.

So, I know that XS has the extraterrestrial contact thing, but does it go into the reincarnation stuff as well?

Considering the Big Bad's primary MO, I'd say yes.

BIG BIG SPOILERS FOR XS3'S ENDING AND THE PARTS LEADING UP TO IT

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If I remember correctly, Wilhelm's primary motive was to turn time into a big circle of sorts. He wanted to make the time the game takes place essentially the end, and have it all reset and begin again, and then get to that point and reset and begin again. I may be wrong, but this is what I recall his MO being.
553  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: April 06, 2012, 12:17:58 AM
Did the Rannoch part of ME3.

Seriously, that whole storyline was worth the purchase itself. I almost cried when

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Legion sacrificed himself.

Also played some of the multiplayer. I'm reeeeeaaaallllyyyy liking Drell Adept, and playing a support role. Lift/Reave is a great combo. Dealing damage is crap though. I'm happy to see I'm getting better as well and outside of one player who would shoot me and others between waves, I've had no real problems with anyone else. Honestly, its like being in an elevator when it comes to the chatter.
554  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 6 Endings worse than ME3 on: April 06, 2012, 12:00:58 AM
Would SO3's ending been better if the universe was destroyed?  Then people would go, "*WHIIINE* What did I do all that work for!?!?".  Blame that for it's "big reveal", not its ending.  And Christ, it wasn't that bad.  I'm willing to file most of FF8's plot as worse for it's cheese factor, and Star Ocean 2's for being astronomically impossible.

Well the thing is,

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that is exactly why I hate the ending. The universe is destroyed, and as Ashton points out, it boils down to everyone BELIEVING they exist. It just made the whole final boss thing pointless. They were trying to stop their galaxy from being destroyed, and it happens anyway.


But you're right; I did whine and go, "What was the point of all that!" ;)
555  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 6 Endings worse than ME3 on: April 05, 2012, 11:32:11 PM
Having not beaten ME3 yet, I can't truly compare, but I'll be sorely surprised if its ending is worse than Star Ocean 3's. I friggin hate that ending with every fiber of my being.

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The whole point of the last 1/3 of the game is too stop Luther from deleting the big MMO everyone lives in or some shit, and after you beat him, HE DELETES IT ANYWAY. And then you get some Care-Bear bullshit about believing you exist or whatever. It's the fact that he does the thing you were trying to stop him from doing that renders the whole fight and last 1/3 of the game pretty much meaningless. And Luther sucked balls at being an antagonist; they don't show him until the end, so you don't even know who he really is, and then when you meet him, his reason for destroying the world boils down to him being crazy.


Actually, I've only beaten one game on this list (MGS2), and I didn't think the ending was that bad. Just waaaaayyyyyy too many unanswered questions.
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