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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: July 07, 2014, 07:48:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b-PM95y-VI - Oh jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnW9IjzhOKo - Why

32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: BEST game you bought on a WHIM and LOVED <3 on: July 07, 2014, 07:44:08 PM
Oh wait.

Mind just came back to me from reading other peoples' stuff.

Wild Arms - I got this at a Music for a Song (I think) in Gatlinburg when I was like 12. Knew nothing about it, was getting into RPGs though and it LOOKED interesting. And I was on vacation and this was before smart phones, so I couldn't look anything up on it.

It's not like one of my all time favorites, but it's still a game I really enjoy for a lot of reasons.

Final Fantasy Legend 2 - Got it at a Target on the way home from Florida when I was like, 10 or 11. Probably the Target in Lexington, KY. Probably 4th grade, 'cause it was Secret of Evermore and Earthbound that got me into RPGs, and that was 4th grade. Anyway, knew nothing about it, got it strictly on brand recognition, and, uh... it's... one of my favorite games ever although I have no idea why.

Realms of the Haunting - Got this at an HPB in Lexington, KY on the way back from Gatlinburg some November a few years ago. Didn't really know anything about it. Looked cool. THINK we had smartphones by that point so I bummed my mom's for a second to see what HOTUD had to say on it.

Didn't get around to actually playing it for a few years but oh my god what a brilliant game.

Tong Nou - Got this at a now-defunct used CD/game/movie store at an outlet mall in Pidgeon Forge. I was like 17 at the time. This was before SomethingAwful let's play'd it. That was... jarring experience.

And here's a special one.

Captain Comic 2 - Got this from the Fairfield Mall down by Dayton when I was in third grade, and got it home to discover it was missing the copy protection sheet. Couldn't play it till I was in sixth grade, at which point I found a cracked executable, although it turns out that this was, uh, a 'trapped' cracked executable that told you to go buy the game after a certain point.

Eventually found someone with a code sheet to send me ;) CC2's kind of really clunky but, uh, in terms of DOS platformers, it's one I really enjoyed.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: BEST game you bought on a WHIM and LOVED <3 on: July 06, 2014, 10:47:19 PM
... Toki Tori 2+?

I used to do a lot of blind purchases at flea markets but I don't remember getting anything I super fell in love with out of doing that.

I'm trying to remember what it was like before A) access to millions of game reviews instantly and B) Steam sales making EVERY purchase a whim purchase.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 06, 2014, 10:38:33 PM
ib4 Agent D's sister's boyfriend leaves Agent D's sister for Agent D.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 06, 2014, 07:57:48 PM
If you mean SH1, the bad ending's the canonical one.
36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 06, 2014, 04:58:29 PM
@annubis: Which DirectX mode did you have it in the top screen? I don't remember the unmodded game looking THAT bad.

ToV - Played up through the golem boss in the ruins. This is entirely what I wanted TotA to have been. In more ways than one /if you get my drift/ (you don't get my drift cause there is no drift to be ge-rotten).

U5 - Did something else in this but I forgot what. I forgot most of yesterday. Whoops.

Saints Row 3 - Dildo is sort of overpowered but really good for doing crowd control at gang activities. Less good if you call in a bunch of homies and don't want to friendly fire on them. Also less good when dealing with survival events cause you can't really bottleneck dudes there. Did some minor plastic surgery, the first snatched mission, updated my dude's clothes, bought some businesses.

Crimzon Clover - ???

The Last Story - Played a bit of this. Enjoyed it after I took it off the default control scheme. Will keep playing. Wish I could read the text though. Possibly need to get component-to-VGA converter as this is a problem with a lot of wii games.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 06, 2014, 04:42:45 AM
Last three years I've taken the week of the 4th off, and every. single. time. I end up having a psychotic break after two days and spend the entire vacation mired in bizarre thoughts and paranoia and anxiety and an inability to not be disappointed, trying to convince myself I don't exist, instead of relaxing or having fun.

Last year I remember giving up on Street Fighter 4 because it seemed like a lot of work to get good at and I felt like videogame skills were sort of useless. Now, though, I'm thinking I should start forcing myself to play bullethells for like an hour a day because maybe that'll force me to start thinking with some clarity.

Every time I'd go to the vets office when I was 16, they had two TVs set up -- one was playing cartoons, and would inevitably be showing Digimon. The other one would be running advertisements on chemical castrations. This is why I can't watch Digimon anymore.

--- edit ---

Screw that, went to the grocery and they had the vegan dish soap I like so much. BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS, FIZZOLKS.
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New "Secret Of Mana" for home consoles on the way on: July 05, 2014, 05:26:00 PM
I heard that your stats didn't actually do anything in Secret of Mana, most of the stats in SD3 didn't really do anything, and my experience with disassembling LoM's battle engine has lead me to the same conclusion there -- basically LoM and SoM only seem to use weapon power, armor power, and experience level for all damage calculations.

This begs two questions:

1. How many other JRPGs kludge things like this?
2. Is this new Mana game going to have functioning stats?
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 05, 2014, 02:50:40 PM
I want to go lie down in a field somewhere beyond the Outerbelt and listen to Low while staring at shifting patterns of light on cornfields.
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 05, 2014, 04:33:50 AM
Vesperia - Playing this a bit further -- I'm in Humectress, just after hunting down the eggbear in What Forest.

1. This is basically TotA but without all the stuff I didn't like about TotA.
2. Estelle is totes Starfire from Teen Titans.

Ultima 5 - For the sake of nostalgia, I messed around unproductively in Paws and the Greater Britain Metropolitan Area, before heading off to Yew. Got some decent drops from a Headless.

Also did one mission each n GTAV and San Andreas.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 04, 2014, 05:22:29 PM
Vesperia's colours are probably the most vibrant in the series... I'm surprised you think it looks bad unless the plug ain't in too well.

Aww naw I mean I'm getting a lot of weird visual artifacts from 360 games in general. I think I had the 360 configured wrong for my display is all. I had the Reference Mode? set to Standard, which is for TVs, and since I'm using a monitor that was probably screwing up the contrast.

You're looking too hard for/at doggy dick (I never noticed; might be extra dog fuzz, not sure they'd animate a full dick unless they just went "bulge" route).


You might need to zoom in but it's definitely there and the camera is focused right at it. It's a lot more noticeable on the largish monitor that's right in front of my face.

Anyway I don't really mind the stiffness I just need to quit being so terrible at the combat I guess. I mean the pacing of it feels like it wants me to not be so button mashy like I could do in ToS.


@ Klyde - See, I need to try SH:C again. The last time I played it I was in highschool and only had a rather poor CRT TV, which made the text unreadable. I got a better CRT TV when I moved away to college eight years ago, so I think it might be adequate for SHC. Or I could get a component to HDMI/VGA/??? converter and hook it up to the monitor.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 04, 2014, 04:22:43 PM
Estelle doesn't seem to even attack ever?

Just go and change her strategy.

How do I do this? I could only find the thing for setting overall party strategy.
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 04, 2014, 01:10:04 PM
I have TLO and TLS but I've yet to play either. TLO looks legitimately interesting to my tastes. TLS... does not but I just got it because <something something new jack swing>.

Started playing Vesperia. Initial couple obsevations:

- First shot of the game proper is centered squarely on Repede's butt. GOTY right there, folks.
- Load times seem less than TotA. Feels p. silky.
- Antialiasing looks gross on cel shading :( Antialising looks gross in general. SR2 has some slight antialiasing and it's just bleh.
- Colors looked weird in the cutscenes. Are they compressed or do I have the color settings on my 360 messed up?
- "Take it easy with the water sports, old man." OH GOD I JUST READ THAT WRONG A LOT.
- ... I feel like playing Chrono Cross now.

-- edit --

Also did some more Sweet Lily Dreams in the Jekyll world. WTH up wit some of the paintings in that house? I should probably go back to town and see if I can make some furnitures/scrolls.

Also I should probably get back to Suikoden 3.



--- edit ---

Up to Deiden Hold. Repede's model appears to have a wiener.

Combat feels kind of stiff to me, especially the way it doesn't retarget after you free run, also the AI doesn't seem very good at, uh, maintaining pressure. Estelle doesn't seem to even attack ever?

--- edit ---

Yeeeep Repede def'nitly got a thang. NEXT GEN GRAPHICS FOLKS.

Who did the music for this anyway? It sounds Arc the Lad 2ish as heck. Wait it's Sakuraba? It doesn't sound like Sakuraba.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 04, 2014, 05:42:49 AM
Klyde just do what I do:

1. Buy everything.
2. Play each of it for like five hours.
3. Get a cold that lasts for a month and forget everything that happened prior to it, so you don't have to feel guilty when you never play the games/call your parents again.

Also there's a bunch of yew bushes by my bus stop at work and I think yews are really terrible smelling and they bring back unpleasant memories of both being in middle school and working as a custodian at my old middle school, cause the building was SURROUNDED with the things. That was a non-sequitur.

More relevant though, Blue Dragon has the worst boss battle music in the history of anything.

Anyway, did another two missions with Franklin in GTAV. It's swung from disturbing back to charming. with a brief detour into oh my god did the Ballas become a zombie horde.

Wevz, planning on doing nothing but Vesperia tomorrow since all the stores are gonna be closed and Columbus is a ghost town on the 4th.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 03, 2014, 09:01:05 PM
GTAV - Did the Friend Request mission. Gory, fatal head injuries make me /really/ uncomfortable. The scene at the end of this mission did it. The driver getting shot in the opening bit did it.

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Christ I think I'll just start Vesperia, anime RPGs aren't as mentally intensive.
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