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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 29, 2015, 08:56:48 PM
Amazing news of the day:

SHIMOMURA IS GOING TO BE AT ANIME BOSTON!!



That would be awesome...to attend...BUT NO ONE IN JAPAN COMES TO CANADAAAAAA

Wait what about like the entire west coast?
2  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 29, 2015, 04:14:08 PM
Chirble-dobro - So I JUST discovered that you can open the drawers in this game. I thought that was an ability you needed to get. Anyway found gunpowder in the house. No idea why that was there.

Nanatsu Kaze - Played around in Chapter 3/4/whatever I'm on. Got a thing to open a certain door I've been wondering about. Also forgot how this game has like the best sprite art in anything ever, fullstop. Also need to stop getting ri and so confused in the game's katakana font AHYUCK.

3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 29, 2015, 01:05:57 PM
Including this?



4  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 28, 2015, 06:03:55 PM
Chibi-robo - You know I wasn't expecting this game to bring the feels, but it done brung 'em. No spoilers (for this IDK 30 year old game), but when you get to the basement for the first time, that's a cool damn scene.

LKS - And in this, I'm up to some boss in the Onii's lands. Going to unlock the hunters before I go after this guy though.

V- Note to self, pick up Overclocked sometime. HRRDRR CRASHES IN THE ORIGINAL.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Their early stuff was better" discussion on: March 28, 2015, 11:00:08 AM
BLAISE kcufING PASCAL.

... God remember when XKCD was funny?
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 27, 2015, 11:04:32 PM

I know I've said this before (like in every thread where FFVIII came up) but I really feel like FFVIII changed writing staff at some point. The gaps in the story don't feel like they happened for budgetary reasons -- it's like there's this really big shift in tone shortly after Disc 2 starts and a lot of the rest of the story felt like it was being pieced together from someone else's notes.


Isn't that what happens in most Final Fantasy games though? The traditional Deus Ex Machina rears its ugly head around the 2/3 mark usually.

This is more the plot resetting itself completely at the 1/3 way through mark.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: March 27, 2015, 10:14:39 PM
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 27, 2015, 06:53:02 PM
My tl;dr is that FFVIII was probably written with an actual plot in mind, but the writers failed to produce an actual storyline. They basically had a sequence of events leading to a particular (and probably clever) twist in mind and didn't do enough to connect them or flesh them out beyond serving as buildup/payout for their twist.

I know I've said this before (like in every thread where FFVIII came up) but I really feel like FFVIII changed writing staff at some point. The gaps in the story don't feel like they happened for budgetary reasons -- it's like there's this really big shift in tone shortly after Disc 2 starts and a lot of the rest of the story felt like it was being pieced together from someone else's notes.

I've said it before, FF8 is my favorite FF game (beat it 3 times), but it is the one I complain the most about.  Everything that's wrong with the game, I've probably complained about.  The plot with more holes than Swiss cheese, iffy design choices for gameplay mechanics, Rinoa (though I don't dislike her as much as I used to), all valid reasons to dislike the game.  

I think we all have one or several of these.

... Also I want swiss cheese now.

For legitsies, sometimes I think the only reason I bitch about games I don't like is because I'm actually mad at myself for being unable to like them.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 26, 2015, 10:53:47 PM
FF8 is by far the worst game, if only for its god awful, insult to intelligence story.

The fact they all magically forgot they were muppet babies together and the villain was their nanny was the only time I have rage quit a game because of its plot.

Truly, truly awful.

The dumbest part of that was that there's at least one legit, in story reason why that would've happened.

Cid would've wanted them to forget Edea if he knew the were going to have to face her at some point. It stands to reason that he could've forced the GFs on the cast to make them forgot for that very purpose.

Except that's not the route they went.

Imagine you took like idk FFIV's story and removed all the causation. Dark Billy and Chortles still take the Bomb Ring to Summonburg, but then it blows up for some unrelated reason. And then Rydia show's up coincidentally. And then the Detroit Red Wings are there for equally no reason. You don't get a story about one country attacking another country, you get a story about soldiers just spontaneously fading into and out of existence.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: March 26, 2015, 09:13:17 PM
There are businesses in Indiana?
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Their early stuff was better" discussion on: March 26, 2015, 08:04:31 PM
(Let It Be was released after but recorded before)

That's a common misconception. They were recorded simultaneously, but the portal to the dimension where Real Paul was still alive and recorded Let It Be wouldn't open until after the Beatles in our dimension already broke up.
12  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 26, 2015, 12:04:46 AM
Little King Story - This is pretty much my favorite Harvest Moon game.

-- edit --

Killed the Skelecow. Ohkay this got just a little f'd.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 25, 2015, 08:04:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_bfPPLUqNk

Russian ASMR video about a terrifying wizard book.

Anyway need to go spend like six hours downloading a Windows 7 iso because company's OEM OS image repository is made out of 56k modems and chickens.

Also dinner tonight was frozen yogurt and soy yogurt.

Also work got kind of weird lately. Looks like coworkers I was being annoyed with weren't actually doing anything wrong, and some other guy was trying to play us against eachother? idk man, ididk man.

It's filthy here :T
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 25, 2015, 06:51:18 PM
FFIX's problem was that it ran at like two frames per second.

May or may not be related to the PSX having like 3.5 megs of ram total.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 24, 2015, 10:58:49 PM
FFVIII also gives you a GF that automatically summons at the start of battle ends ends it immediately after the animation ends. So it's not even like you have to manually spam GFs during the random battles, the game just start doesing it for you whether you want it does or doen't.

Also I would like to note that FFVIII was my favorite FF game until I was like 17. I played it for the first time when I was like 14. I really can't explain why I even would've liked it at the time (although I will maintain that Disc 1 was pretty solid I guess?) beyond something something emotionally vulnerable time in my life something clinging to anything something I listened to Radiohead a lot back then too I don't know.
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