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1  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Noby Noby Boy on: March 26, 2009, 07:33:15 PM
Bought it yesterday.

What the fuck is this shit?

It is, as you so aptly phrased it, shit.

It's a toy with nothing more to do than wiggle around, possibly snap yourself in half which leads into the ultimate thrill of eating your own ass to restore it to your body. It's a novelty at best and I feel even $5 is a bit too much for...whatever this is supposed to be.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Notes to Mary on: June 22, 2008, 11:09:11 PM
I stumbled upon this earlier today...it seems like a wonderfully dark ARG.

Check out the letters, then visit these three posts to get a bit caught up.

It was first found earlier today by the Something Awful goons, but they were required by the "Robert" character to spread the word, essentially. I first heard about it over at EvilAvatar.com, the third "venue"...so, I figured I'd spread the word a bit.
I'm not sure how many of you are into ARGs, but this one just seems deliciously dark and I simply had to pass it along.

Plus...if we want to get anywhere, we have to. We can't get any more info out of that Robert character if we don't.
So...yeah. Discuss!
3  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Holic Online? on: April 20, 2008, 08:33:02 AM
Quote from: "pinkspiderx"
I like the fashion aspect alot. most the time you have to BUY the fashion form the in-game shop with real money, in Holic they drop from monsters or they are quest rewards and its fun to dress up.Though, most the girls fashion is a little 'too' girly, only the guys get the cool bat wings and the devil horns or the 4 angel wings.  yah its grinding but they have some great people in game! (like me! haha.)


That's actually the standard formula; you get your gear from drops off of monsters and whathaveyou, typically.

Honestly, I'll just stick with WoW; it lets me play "dress-up" and it has actual content beyond the level grind.
Sure, I have to pay a monthly fee...but it's not a Korean game. I'll gladly pay to play something that's isn't another Korean MMO.


Quote from: Lord Scottish}I had every intention to start playing today, but I browsed Netgame's website and found The Legend of Ares more interesting, so I'll be playing that instead.[/quote


It took me all of two minutes to figure out that I'd hate that game; they're doing their PvP wrong.
They reward you for killing similarly-ranked opponents, which is good...but they punish you for losing, which is bad. Implementing a system where dying causes of a loss os something is just a bad idea; Everquest did it wrong with their loss of XP, this game is doing it wrong with the loss of honor points.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / LeBron James is an apish, backwards, subhuman negro. on: March 25, 2008, 01:26:57 PM
I can certainly see why some may take issue with this...and to a certain extent, I'd have to agree.
There's just one snag, though...

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For his part, James says he's pleased with how the cover turned out. "Everything my name is on is going to be criticized in a good way or bad way," James told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Who cares what anyone says?"


If he doesn't care, I find the need to ask, "why should others be making this into an issue?"
I'm sure Mr. James doesn't need people to be insulted for him. He's the man in the picture, he agreed to the shoot, his publicist had to approve the photo(in all likelyhood) and he doesn't really give two shits.

Maybe it's ignorance on his part...but maybe it's a touch of oversensitivity on ours.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / So THAT'S why no JRPG character wears visible armor. on: March 25, 2008, 01:15:40 PM
Quote from: "Dincrest"
If they made a knifeproof dress shirt, I'd want one.  If you're a teacher or guidance counselor at an inner-city school where teachers have been attacked at knifepoint in the past, a knife-proof dress shirt would be nice to have.  Even on a teacher's salary, $600 may be worth it for a saved life.


Since most people wear a shirt underneath a dress shirt, you could always sport one of these underneath your dress code-approved attire.

If I was in a high-stabbity zone, I'd feel much more comfortable in a shirt like this than a regular shirt. If someone is coming at me with a knife, chances are they're not a highly-trained knife fighter...so, they'd probably be using a multitude of stabs and slashes. This shirt would be better than nothing.
6  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Atlus announces Arcana Heart, all-female 2D fighter for PS2 on: March 07, 2008, 11:48:43 AM
Quote from: "Takezo"
Closer to Melty Blood than anything. Gameplay is loads slower than Accent Core+ Loads of tournament players have stopped playing the game seriously. It's very well balanced but not really competitive enough to stick around outside the lol/japan/doujiin fighters scene. Kamui is so ridiculous, you can master the game in about a week. Jwong stopped playing entirely, most of Shoryuken is yawning. So long to Hokuto No Ken as well (rage, my broken glory).

GuiltyGear AC+ and Third Strike, long live. KOF XI too.


Perhaps it's just me. Maybe my higher brain functions stopped operationg correctly. I'm not sure.

Regardless, I didn't understand a single thing you just said.
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Cloverfield trailer released on: December 17, 2007, 10:47:15 PM
Quote from: "Serene Prophet"
http://www.slusho.jp/

Is the one I believe we are talking about no?  I dunno, its the only viral site we had linked in the older thread on the other page.


Oh, Slusho...I've been there.

It implies something from deep within the ocean; it's just as easily interpreted as something similar to Cthulhu, especially with all of the references to dreaming and telepathic messages.

I'm fine with some creature rising up from the ocean; Godzilla, after all, did that all the time and I'm a huge fan. I just don't want it to be a mutant whale...
8  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Cloverfield trailer released on: December 09, 2007, 04:11:17 PM
Quote from: "everluck"
Quote from: "Chimpbot"
This monster had better look badass. I had heard internet rumblings and rumors about it being a giant, mutant whale...I took everything with a block of salt, but it was still worrisome.

It had better not be a friggin' whale.

That's what the viral site makes it out to be.


Which viral site? I admittedly haven't been keeping up with the ARG campaign, so a link would be appreciated. I'd like to check it out.
9  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Cloverfield trailer released on: December 08, 2007, 04:21:35 PM
This monster had better look badass. I had heard internet rumblings and rumors about it being a giant, mutant whale...I took everything with a block of salt, but it was still worrisome.

It had better not be a friggin' whale.
10  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Transformers Fans! News within! on: December 08, 2007, 04:09:33 PM
Those figures look pretty damn good, actually...far better than the movie toys.
I'm liking Prowl a lot...I might actually pick one up when they're released; I'm not paying $200 for some toy.
11  The Rest / The Bazaar / WTB: Betrayal at House on the Hill on: December 08, 2007, 04:03:08 PM
I know this isn't the sort of thing normally sold or requested here...but it's worth a shot.

I'm looking for a copy, perferably new(ish), of Avalon Hill's Betrayal at House on the Hill. It's easily one of the best board games I've had the pleasure of playing and I'd love to have my own copy.

I've tried eBay, but the prices are just too high.

If anyone has a copy they wouldn't mind parting with, I'll certainly take it off your hands!
12  Media / Miscellaneous Games / The Mario Galaxy Thread... on: November 28, 2007, 03:50:10 PM
Quote from: "Prime Mover"
Something can be revolutionary, creative, and still a step down; in fact, that's very common. Usually, the best material is not the most creative, it's the stuff immediately following the most creative works that takes the raw creative ideas, and pollishes them. Mario 3 pushed the 2D Mario gameplay to the limit, and polished it clean. Mario World was basically a slightly different take on the Mario design, with better graphics (about the same amount of pollish, though). Mario 64 had to start over on a lot of things, so it lacked a lot of pollish. Mario Sunshine was flat-out, uninspired (I don't know what happened there), but Mario Galaxy really feels, to Mario 64, like what Mario 3 was to Mario 1.


So, Mario 64 was a step down purely because it lacked the polish that games released later in a console's life had? I don't intend to seem argumentative...but that's hardly a reason to consider something a significant "step down". Other than the lack of polish, what else qualifies it as a step down from the previous entry in the series?
13  Media / Miscellaneous Games / The Mario Galaxy Thread... on: November 15, 2007, 02:05:47 AM
I finally got my hands on a copy today...granted, it was only a couple days after the release, but it felt like a lifetime. This was the game I wanted to own for the Wii.

Oddly enough, as I was playing it I had a strong desire to play Mario 64 instead. It reminded me of Mario 64 in so many ways that I almost wanted to just play that instead.

Its not that I don't enjoy the game. because I most certainly do...I just found it odd that it resurrected so many memories of Mario's first 3D outing that I almost plugged in my N64.
14  Media / Miscellaneous Games / God Hand on: October 16, 2007, 02:08:57 PM
Quote from: "Tooker"
I haven't played it yet, but it's been way up on my list of games to try for a while now.  I'd seen the same things in reviews and wondered.  Good to see someone who liked it.


The reviews knocked were low primarily because of the retarded difficulty and the slightly wonky controls. I have it and had a blast with it...but damn, it's one of the hardest games I own.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Ico... on: July 26, 2007, 10:58:00 PM
Quote from: "everluck"
Quote from: "Shiguma"
I liked Shadow of the Colossus more because the story (while extremely minimalist/subtle) delivers a massive kick to the balls at the end, one which most people probably didn't expect.

I disagree with you there; I thought SotC's ending was really predictable. Not every aspect of it, but the BIG THING that happens didn't surprise me at all. That's probably one of the reasons I was so disappointed in the game. Every review I read for it said the ending was phenomenal, so I slugged through some of the most tedious gameplay in recent memory to get to an end that just did not justify the twenty hours of boring I'd just put myself through.

I seriously sat there, all through the credits, thinking ".... That was it?"

The boss fights were great, though. So I guess you could call the game great because that's the entire thing. But after the first four or five, when you've already explored basically the entire map, it becomes an exercise in patience more than anything else. To me, anyway.

I've never played ICO. I want to. Everyone I know who's played both games rates ICO higher, but I think I'm possibly the only person in the world who really wasn't too impressed with SotC.




Every single feeling you had about SotC is exactly what I felt while slogging through Ico. Ultimately, my quest to finish the game became more of a mission of spite than anything else; I had borrowed it from a friend who hadn't finished it. I wanted to complete it just to rub it in his nose, really.

Shadow of the Colossus, however, was far more satisfying. It felt like an accomplishment each and every time I felled one of the bosses; the lizard in the colosseum-like pit took me about an hour...that was quite the battle.
Sure, the game is "only" 16 boss battles...but they're so epic and cinematic that it doesn't really matter.

As far as the Colossi designs are concerned...I think the facial similarities were intended; they are, after all, inter-related to each other...
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especially when you consider the fact that they're all fragments of the same being. It only makes sense that there is some sort of a similarity in their overall design! One might be a serpent while another is a bird...but their faces are similar because they're both shards of the same being.


Ico was okay, but Shadow of the Colossus was so much more enjoyable to me. After every boss I'd defeat, I would let the controller fall out of my hand as I yelled out a, "FUCK, YEAH!" It's the first game that really got a purely emotional and visceral response out of me for something as common as defeating a boss...but these boss fights are far from common.
I mean, c'mon! One of them requires to you climb up its beard!
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