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1  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: Today at 06:26:20 PM
it just doesn't feel quite as good as FFV's system

It's not. Not by a long shot.

2  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 24, 2015, 09:19:36 PM
Umihara Kawase Shun hit Steam recently although I seem to be stuck in First Edition mode. Also I wish you could save in this bargle.

Also Strania came out to although I don't seem to be able to run it at a decent framerate so I might get a refund on that and get the XBLA version.

Tail Concerto - Did the Ferzen stuff. Miiiight try the next area before passing judgement, idk. Judgment. Judgment is the proper American English spelling I guess. I never realized this prior to last night.

LD: PotB - Need to set up a LibreOffice database so I can figure out what text has actually be translated.
3  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 24, 2015, 01:18:28 AM
Tail Concerto - Re-did the Airleaf bit. I'll hold off on giving up on this until I do Ferzen, but... I don't know, I really worry that I'm convincing myself that I'm enjoying things when I'm NOT actually enjoying them, so when I run into a game I expect to enjoy and I have the completely opposite response, I guess, at least, it tells me that I'm not lying to myself nearly as much as I worry I am :S

It's the controls and the camera, when I get down to it -- I'm used to jankiness in old third person things because old third person things is most of what I play, but I've rarely felt such a complete disconnect between what I'm doing, at the controller, and what happens on screen.

Beyond that, screwed around with Psyvariar Revision a bit. Genuinely enjoy how this looks -- it's ugly, but in a really evocative sort of way. Also I feel like I get hit more when I use the spin button instead of manually doing it :S
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Best Thread Ever! (Nov. 15 - Best Comfort Food) on: November 23, 2015, 12:31:24 AM
What if you made cupcake frosting by taking other cupcakes, pulverizing them, and then suspending the resultant cupcake dust in... I don't know, some fluid that would have enough body to be put on top of a cupcake without just oozing immediately off?

But then instead you use this to like, ice a, uh... mound of baked fondant. So it's like a literally deconstructed and inverted cupcake?
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Best Thread Ever! (Nov. 15 - Best Comfort Food) on: November 22, 2015, 11:11:07 PM
I only really go for dark chocolate now? The thing with chocolate baked goods for me is that they're like always way to sugary. You can't even really taste the chocolate, they just taste like... cheap gross hot fudge syrup. So if I get a brownie, what I'd REALLY want is something with that kind of bitter/coffee-ish/fruity/earthy/maybe slightly durianish taste that dark chocolate has but inevitably it's just like doing shots of straight, distilled Hershey's syrup.

Only somehow faker. So maybe not straight Hershey's syrup, but Hershey's cut with that really gross food dye that's been in yr. grandma's pantry since the 80s.

This is also the real reason why I never eat the cake during office birthday parties. It's cheap grocery store stuff. Usually gross chocolate with gross vanilla icing.

Huge reason why I prefer vegan baked goods around here is the taste. Whatever dairy/egg free substitutes they use, especially instead of butter, really imparts this /savory/ quality that stops stuff from getting all cloying and gross. I think it's just like, salted coconut oil or something. Also blending tofu into the batter does some arcane magic on it. That stuff seems to make it ferociously moist.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 22, 2015, 10:42:03 PM
Have fun at Comiket! Make sure you buy some of the everything that will never get released outside of Comiket, ever!

Also more apropos to earlier posts, why DO people get nostalgic for childhood? Childhood's awful -- you have no autonomy and you're basically a human pet.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 22, 2015, 09:02:46 PM
I've said it before but proper Sega-backed SegaCD, Saturn, and DC emulation would be great if they like, actually did it well. Existing emulation for those system is notably finicky and existing hardware for those systems is uh


Although the Saturn emulation in the PC version of Nights has weird issues with missing triangles so.

Beyond that I think there's plenty of Saturn games that would be viable if they showed up on Steam. Like I was saying in the game journal thread, STHA feels a lot more modern to me, low resolution aside, than most of the actual modern dungeon crawlers I've played, the Panzer Dragoon games are pretty timeless, at least in part because they used the limitations of the hardware to have really distinctive art, SF3 and Dragonforce feel a lot more polished/consistent/better designed than, uh, a lot of strategy RPGs to me, really

Man now I'm imagining a joint venture between Sega and Degica that ends with Garegga getting a Steam release.

Honestly kind of surprised Radiant Silvergun never hit Steam. RSG had a 360 version so bringing that over wouldn't be too bad.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 22, 2015, 04:34:56 PM
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: November 22, 2015, 12:16:48 PM
Going a bit too far to say anyone's opinion is "irrelevant"

If it helps, they are only "irrelevant" to those that "matter in life".   
(I am seriously not looking forward to spending the holidays with my relatives again, among other joys like the never ending barrage of shitty 'Christmas music', a constant, never-ending barrage of holiday shopping bullshit; horrible weather and just manages to piss me off, bullshit from all the ultra conservatives I'm surrounded by about how Christmas is under attack from the dirty Jews, Muslims, Mexicans, Women, Canadians, Starbucks, Space Aliens onboard the Mothership, etc; and a whole load of goddamn nothing, as I dread the passing of yet another goddamn motherfucking year.)

add in "so when are you two going to finally have kids?" and our holiday's mirror each other.


My job is like

"Guy's we're too busy this year, don't take any time off around Christmas and we'll let you roll it over to January."

10  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 22, 2015, 08:56:27 AM
GZ being really short is one of the things that makes me interested in it.

-- edit --

STHA - Went back to the Enrich Dungeon because I missed a secret dagger. Only it wasn't secret, it was in this huge, unexplored portion of the map that was /very clearly shown/ as being unexplored and there was even a path leading to it and I'd been on that path and just not turned right. Basically I suck at reading maps.

Anyway not gonna go back and get the stuff I missed from the GREYVJARD because I missed it on my own free will.

... Anyway it's November, I really should be playing Wild Arms something/Viva Pinata/Little King Story/games that I associated with Thanksgiving, but... STHA is seriously the most I've been addicted to a dungeon crawler since Nocturne.

I think it's the pacing. You can't really do a single dungeon in one go, but they're broken up nicely (into segments spatially, into bits blocked by key items, etc), the level and equipment progression is steady, and you can always get back to town easily. So it's like you're always just on the verge of finding something new.

Also I like getting nito combat just for the sake of looking at the monster sprites, they're really a joy to watch.

(Speaking of Sega games and games I associated with November, I guess Phantasy Star 2 remake got fan translated but apparently it sucks and everything was nerfed so it's somehow even more of a grindfest than the original version).

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STHA - Got Basso back. Exploring the snake dungeon. Basso is dead from Air Polyps. Oh god so many Air Polyps.

Forsaken - Uhhhhhhhhhh PSX version's controls are wonky and it's exceedingly difficult which isn't really what I want right now. It's like Machine Head but really mean.

I need some easier, shorter adventurey stuff from backlog but all the PS1 games I have are hard or long. Think I'll start digging through my PS2 bucket.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 22, 2015, 12:06:27 AM
Steaming your library browse:

Also why the hell am I not living in Germany.

12  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Something similar to Tempest 2000 on: November 21, 2015, 11:36:23 PM
I never could get Tempest 2000 to work. That was Braben, wasn't it?

-- edit --

Wait I never had Tempest 2000 what the hell I was thinking of V-2000 fffffffff
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 21, 2015, 11:02:06 PM
Is the Vita powerful enough to do PS2 emulation..? I guess it's 2ghz quadcore so if you could use the cores effectively I guess it would work fine but if not I'd think it'd want more than 2ghz on a core :S
14  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 21, 2015, 08:15:37 PM
I can't say I ever got into XBC's battle system that much :S

I always felt like I was winning without really knowing what I was actually doing -- mostly just mash the skills whenever they turned on, and tried to get enemies toppled/dazed/whatever, which kind of amounted to doing the same set of attacks constantly. Which maybe isn't THAT different from how RPGs usually work although waiting for the skills to reactivate is sort of dull, because it's basically back in ATB territory, but really SLOW ATB.

Also you hit a part where you encounter these FFXII-ish elementals that get dragged into combat with you if you use a forbidden skill (and you invariably will do this) and they're not difficult but just massive damage sponges.


STHA - Met Garm/Galm? Do gotta complain that the translation's nooot up to SF3's level, although it's still far from bad :P Vampire was a pain because you don't have a ton of options to deal with him besides pumping out damage and healing. The knight guy you can sleep, which makes him easier (if you like realize this earlier than I did, especially :S). I still maintain that this feels a lot fresher to me than some of the more recent dungeon crawlers I tried.

Anyway guess I missed some push walls in something. You can't really SEE these, so that kiiind of bugs me, althouhg the ones I missed were just leading to bonus items, and not like, something you'd need to deal with to get through the dungeons, like the stupid hidden doors in Strange Journey.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: LR:FFXIII to Steam -- the trilogy is here on: November 21, 2015, 02:59:54 PM
I'll enjoy my shake. <3

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