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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 30, 2015, 09:21:51 PM
Japanese Tidus' laugh is the auditory equivalent of

17  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 30, 2015, 09:10:10 PM
Knights in the Knightmare was a euroshmup.

A euroshmup that required a strategy guide.

Honestly I just ignored the mechanics and somehow made progress anyway, which was why I quit playing it.

Also it was pretty repetitive from what I remember. It's basically a simple tower defense game where the main gimmick is the GUI is attacking you. Which is precisely why it's a euroshmup.
18  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 30, 2015, 03:57:54 PM
Knights in the Knightmare was a euroshmup.
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 30, 2015, 03:48:46 PM
^Oh shoot, you're probably right there. A) The Japanese VA made the laugh sound like a crow cawwing in remorse for the loss of its fallen feathered friend, and B) the English VA made it sound a little more believably awkward, due in part to him not just sounding like they took the same laugh track and repeated it 3 times. Instead he mixes it up a little more, and each time it felt more like a genuine attempt at laughing...but the laugh ends up sounding more sorrowful than a child sobbing.

This got lost in translation but in the original Japanese version, everyone actually was birds, so it made sense.
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 30, 2015, 01:25:07 AM
They opened a dining hall/restaurant? on the OSU campus over the summer called Traditions, and it pisses me off because I feel like there's some implication in naming it Traditions that I'm not getting. Like they're saying, "Eating here is a campus tradition!" (ignore that it's been there for like three months) or like how participating in /campus traditions/ is part of the /college experience/ or something.

I don't know, the year I spent at OSU was alien. Prior to starting university you probably get notions about what /college life/ is like, and then you quickly find out all of these notions were wrong.

OSU's like someone based a university entirely around how TV shows/movies portray university life. OSU's like, you go there and goofy preconceived notions end up being correct!!! It's the Truman Show of universities. Maybe that's why dealing with the students there is so jarring?

Wish the campus didn't take up a huge chunk of town between where I live and my office :T
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 28, 2015, 06:59:24 PM
Once you get used to real peanut butter, Jif is like the grossest stuff ever.

(Jif is like if you mix really gritty gram flour with marmite/vegemite and too much vegetable oil).
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 27, 2015, 11:05:52 PM


APROPOS TO COMMENT IN OTHER THREAD THIS IS PRETTY MUCH MY IDEAL HOA.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 27, 2015, 07:37:36 PM
I want an HOA that's nothing but a bunch of buff, shirtless dudes walking around every so often and then they come up to your door, knock on it, and you open the door and they're like "Hello, we're the HOA," and then they wink and smile and walk off in silence to the next house.
24  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: August 27, 2015, 06:50:51 PM
Stu Venusaur: Watched The Return/Jailbreak. HOLY DANG THAT WAS A SOMETHING.
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 27, 2015, 06:11:56 PM
FFX was like my favorite Square battle system ever and then they never used it again.

Although this is the unpopular opinions thread so I guess I should be saying that I'm glad they never used it again???
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Recommend me some RPG Maker games! on: August 27, 2015, 06:09:48 PM
Oh, tip for Middens from what I remember.

1. I think you can glitch the buses out so be careful with those.

2. Fighting everything probably isn't the right idea.
27  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 26, 2015, 11:36:03 PM
Wakka always struck me as the kind of guy that'd dress up in revealing outfits. Usually at the /least/ opportune moment.

Like if there's ever a guy that'd show up at a funeral wearing nothing but a thong with a light-up Christmas tree on it, it'd be Wakka.
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 26, 2015, 10:58:03 PM
I don't know what to do with myself any more. I hate this new house so much it's making me crazy, as both a symptom and a result I don't want to really play any games or anything so I'm bored as fuck all, I don't have any friends to make excuses to get out of here (I also don't drive, so getting out of here on my own is difficult) and I'm just constantly wishing I could blink and go back to a better time and place.

Do what I do and take long walks after dark in places where it's nooot entirely safe to do so?
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 26, 2015, 10:56:01 PM
My problem with VNs is they're more "novels" than "games" and if I didn't want to be alliterate why would I eve be playing videogames, gosh!

Speaking of battle systems, why not get rid of them entirely and have a mechanic where you comfort and communicate with the bad guys enough so that you can calm them down and reason with them instead??????? that's not even ironic I mean you could turn this into a real goddamn mechanic in a lot of things, what if we had civ-style 4xes with proper dialogue trees and the best ending was getting everyone to ally with each other without any nation getting wiped out???

I MEAN I GUESS IT'S AN UNPOPULAR OPINION THAT I THINK A LOT OF GAMES (especially 4xen) TEND TO JUST BE POWER FANTASIES AND THAT'S KIND OF BORING AS HELL AT THIS POINT

and that's at least part of why I think Master of Orion 1's a lot smarter than 2 -- a conquest victory in MoO1, for all intents and purposes, is a Bad Ending.

Also I think Minecraft's sort of pointless and you're better of spending your time actually making something instead of playing a game about making something and it'd be damn cool if the /modern kids/ playing it would use it as a source of inspiration and actually go out and make something, but I don't think they really do. I've interacted with teenagers on Minecraft. They don't do shit. They mostly just hate black people.

Also Early Access is a horrible idea that's just dragging games further into the software-as-a-service tarpit.

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... Although really, saying there are maybe 40 games I've managed to clock more than 10 hours on would be generous, I've never finished a game of a 4x, and I think getting maybe halfway through Alpha Centauri's the farthest I got on any of the genre. So my opinions are pretty baseless :S
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 26, 2015, 07:03:47 PM
I'd wager that all are preferable to growing up in the middle of nothing Indiana.

Middle of nowhere Ohio is pretty much middle of nowhere Indiana.

--edit--

Someone left one on the /front stoop/ and it was pretty full so I didn't want to throw it in the dumpster. I moved it to the sidewalk, away from anything flammable, so hopefully whoever left it there claims it or maintenance puts it in a proper receptacle but uh... bleff.
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