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16  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 16, 2014, 10:17:39 PM
I felt like Lunar: TSSSC actually pulled off, for the most part (let's ignore anything involving Mythe/Mythe's tower), that sort of /really juvenile/ humor.

Every other game where WD did that, not so much. I think it worked with Lunar's tone for the most part, whereas in something like Alundra which was largely /a lot darker/ than Lunar, you get situations where it's all an old man just died :< LOL BUTTS.

It's situations where the humor runs /against/ then narrative instead of coming from the actions that the characters do /in character/ that gets to me.

Actually I thought The Longest Journey had some issues with tone.


Viva Pinata 2: Converted a sour shellybean (after trying to feed it thistle seeds, because I can't read). Sour Flapbat doesn't want my garlics though. I don't really know what actually changed but I do find this quite a lot more engaging than the first game.
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 16, 2014, 01:44:28 PM
I usually just break up larger pieces of cheese with my hands and a paper towel, and strictly use my knives for opening packages.

... I am not good at things.

Anyway, apartment shopping.

I can't find any apartments online with good reviews and I'm wondering if apartment reviews are even reliable. I guess I should look for specific /things/ in the reviews, idk.

Like, my apartment right now I think has an average of 1 or 2 stars out of five on most places I check. There are things I don't like about living here, but it is NOT that bad. My only really *huge* complaint is that they shut the heat of too early and take too long getting it on.

idkidkidk I guess I should look in particular for reviews mentioning structural damage and electrical problems. Those are my two biggest concerns.

Paralyzed by indecision :TTT

I also started drinking caffeine again because being sober isn't very fun.
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 15, 2014, 06:59:03 PM
Anyone else ever get an album as MP3s and then get it as a physical version because you liked it so much?

(Or because the digital storefront you got it from went the way of Mr. Bojangle's dog).

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I went to the asian market and got durian chips, baos, and sesame dango. The durian chips are great, the sesame dango is kind of weird but I think I like it. The vegetables in the baos are kind of dry though, and the mushrooms woody :<
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (MM3DS announced!) on: November 15, 2014, 06:58:56 PM
The exclusive New 3DS content is actually being able to play as something that's not a Deku Scrub.
20  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 15, 2014, 05:57:09 PM
I kind of hated Have One on Me the first time I heard it, so...

I think one of the things with Chrono Cross is that it has a bunch of things early on that look like some huge retcons (Namely, El Nido existing) and they're not /actually/ retcons and there's a reason for them but you don't really get an explanation for this until like, about halfway through the game, in the Dead Sea, and JRPGs being what they are I don't think many players necessarily trusted Square to actually give some resolution, especially after z. B. FFVIII went into similarly weird territory and legits never really explained some major things, not even in a cagey, ambiguous way. 

Or that was my original issue with it anyway.

(Also the game does give the initial impression that it's a LOT more depressing than it ends up being.

In particular, Lucca, Crono, and Marle are apparently dead, the assertion that humans screwed up everything, and that Serge in particular undid everything that happened in CT by merely existing. Except you end up fixing the latter two problems over the course of the game, I don't think there's any indication that Home!Lucca's dead, and I always felt like Guadia falling = Crono and Marle are dead was kind of a stretch considering how bloodless Porre's occupation of Termina was?

Oh my god I am a nerd.

Valkyria Chronicles - Did the Cloudbuster thing. Really digging the story here (even if the cutscene length is still a bit uneven SORRY I LIKE EXPLORABLE SHINING FORCE TOWNS OKAY), kind of wish it wasn't based loosely around WWII cause that does bring in some weird implications, but wtevz.

I have doubts about the gameplay though. Like I essentially did that last mission with four characters - Tank Johnson, Gay John DiMaggio, Estelle Bright, and some other scout. I had a bunch of other dudes sitting back and base not doing anything. And if you have the Edelweiss out, apparently everything just targets THAT, so I was able to take Lancerdude and just point blank some stuff because nobody was going after him. Also not really sure that potentials are going to matter much.

Apparently the hard mode skirmishes have better AI. Maybe someone'll figure out how to mod that into the main campaign. Or increase the AP decay you get for using the same guy multiple times in a row.
21  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 14, 2014, 11:43:20 PM
Still the dancing.

Also what's with the character's faces? Why do they have skin? THAT'S NOT NEXT GEN GRAPHICS!

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LO - Off to do Crimson Forest properly this time.

VP2 - Idk if I'm imagining it but it feels like this game is throwing more at you at once and a lot faster than the original Viva Pinata did. Which is nice because I felt like in the original it was a little too easy to get everything in equilibrium which made it... kind of too sedate.
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 14, 2014, 06:38:21 PM
(okay I struggled thinking of American soup)

It's call ketchup.

Seriously though Campbell's tomato soup with a shot of milk and a side of grilled cheese is the most typically American soup I can think of.

So yeah. Ketchup.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Miyamoto Said Casual Gamers Are Pathetic. Or Did He? on: November 14, 2014, 12:40:42 AM
Wait, what?
24  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 14, 2014, 12:01:54 AM
TLO - I got the chilluns.

For some reason I always used to get The Last Remnant, Lost Odyssey, Resonance of Fate, and Infinite Undiscovery mixed up.

This is relevant because I wanted to avoid the this:
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 13, 2014, 10:44:24 PM
Decided to price rental properties in the Short North. There's basically nothing available and what IS available is like, around 1K a month before utilities. Minimum. I could probably afford that I just don't know if I like the Short North enough to want to afford that.

Don't really feel like looking at places in the Arena district or downtown proper because there's shit-all to do in the downtown and it's not safe to walk around there after dark.

I guess I could move up a few blocks to high street. At the least I wouldn't be living next to a bunch of cemeteries :T

And considering the serious possibility of Bush v. Clinton in 2016, I sure hope Perot doesn't die before then so he can complete the trinity and we all gon' party like it's 1992. SHIT SON NO MATTER WHO WINS WE ALL GETTING WHITE STATION WAGONS.
26  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 12, 2014, 10:31:10 PM
No, I haven't! I see it there, but haven't figured out how to get it.
I tried the rubber gloves, and every other inventory item. I imagine I'm missing something. I haven't figured out that big water pump contraption thing next to where April lives yet, either. I imagine i need to replace the clamp with something. And maybe use the clamp to get the key? Who knows.
See? I suck at these types of games.

No, you don't suck at these games. The solution to the puzzle for getting the key is, honestly, complete bullshit. Using the gloves there makes sense. You DO use the gloves for handling some electrical equipment later, which makes it more annoying what the ACTUAL solution to getting the key is.

VC - Did mission four. This was a lot more interesting to me. I don't think I'm at the part where scout rushing's viable yet, because scouts are way too squishy to deal with the Billy Double Chevronses.

27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 12, 2014, 08:07:36 PM
Dear Lord! Was just browsing the new releases on PSN and I suddenly fear for the generation that's going to grow up not knowing that games used to reward you with cosmetic items and stuff like that for free! Seems like every JRPG that comes out these days ends up with over $50 worth of DLC before all is said and done.

This relates to why the GTA:SA Steam thing bugs me.

I'm happy that you can patch games to fix bugs/imbalances/problems/add new content. That's a good thing. Mods are great.

But I also miss games being at least a somewhat immutable /product/ that, if you played them, you'd be playing the same thing as everyone else that plays them, and you'd be guaranteed that, if you revisited the game in the future, it'd be the same game you played when it was new (unless you went out of your way to fiddle with it).

I said this before but Minecraft now is not the same thing as Minecraft was when I first played it, and it's sort of a pain to go back to the older versions (and I'm not sure if you can play them online easily, either).
28  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 12, 2014, 07:30:07 PM
The Longest Journey -
I'm digging it so far, but have already gotten stuck here and there. Gamefaqs is going to be my friend with this. After exhausting my brain first, of course.
Right now I'm supposed to be meeting Cortez in the theater, but haven't pieced it together yet. I obviously need to distract the cop, do something with the kerosene, and open the locked door. Just not sure how to do it all.
The CG scenes are kind of ugly, like DC had said. April looks awful in them. The rest of the game looks fine, though.

If that's the puzzle I'm thinking of, the actual solution is a lot stupider.

Also I'm assuming you got the key from the subway tracks already?

Other comment on LO I forgot -- the Numara theme reminds me of two songs -- one is Brian Eno - Some Faraway Beach. The other one I forgot.

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29  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 11, 2014, 11:19:06 PM
LO - Spent like 40 minutes just doing stuff in Numara. Picked up another sidequest in the Crimson Forest, which I might go do since nothing appears to be stopping me.

The towns remind me of the original Wild Arms 1 towns for some reason. I think the alterations to the towns in ACF to these tiny, featureless things was the biggest turn off of that game for me.

VP - Hit level 6? Got another rabbibunny, and I have snowdrops now so I can start breeding butterflies if they'd eat the flowers >:T Also sour shellybean appeared and was a dick. I need to get mulberry seeds before I do anything with him I guess. And I have a Taffly now.

Protip i did not aware that pressing L3 made the cursor go ridiculously fast and I apparently accidentally did that at some point and was wondering why the game was sort hard to play. HERP.

VC - Did the first three? missions in the game. Tank movement feels odd -- I think mouse controls rotation there. Seems fun so far but I have concerns about the scout rush stuff -- my response to finishing the 2nd and 3rd mission was kind of "Wait, that was it?" -- and the lengthy runs of cutscenes. Game isn't a HUGE priority for me right now so I'll probably let it simmer and go back to Fragile Mimmers: Dreams of the Drimmer.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: November 11, 2014, 10:45:42 PM

apropos to nothing in particular.
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