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46  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.
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: March 26, 2015, 09:13:17 PM
There are businesses in Indiana?
48  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.
49  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.

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Killed the Skelecow. Ohkay this got just a little f'd.
50  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
51  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.
52  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.
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 24, 2015, 10:49:09 PM
fwiw I got through the first two discs and most of disc 3 with GF spam. The Fujin/Raijin fight where either you have to fly or they have to fly, and the thing with uh... Rinoa living in the boobs of the space man woman bit where you can't hurt her (???) didn't work with the GFs.

I wasn't even doing the thing where you press buttons to boost the GFs, this was just straight GF spam.

Also Quistis gets a thing on Disc 1 that kills everything. Unless it stops working on bosses.

Also the shit with the Roombas being the things that were the highest form of life you evolved into and the secret headmaster was an obese, defective basement Roomba for no reason and did everything for no reason.

RIP Robin Williams :(

54  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 24, 2015, 10:42:34 PM
Little King Story - Got the first two buildings.

Chibi-robo - Talked to the mom. She's sort of a nozzle. Got enough money for a blaster, explored the sink, stole a mug...

LD:PotB - Proofreadin' stuff.

Gonna put CQHG2 on hold till it gets a little springiner out. That and Nanatsu Kaze are both... games that I want to play when the weather's less miserable outside. They're games I want to play with the windows open.
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 24, 2015, 08:17:25 PM
^- True, but my skin gets fatigued after wearing it at work all day so I usually take it off while I'm on the bus.
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8 am i the only one who dislikes it so much? on: March 24, 2015, 08:04:46 PM
Nobody likes FFVIII, but nobody dislikes it nearly as much as you do.
57  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 23, 2015, 09:17:10 PM
CQHG2 - Got some cars to move into My City, then went to Sandopolis. I like this more than I've liked most games recently and I don't know why but something about it makes my soul feel tingly. It's like... SaGa Frontier meets ETS2 meets early aughts ActiveWorlds.

Man now I want to play 3. Although it's supposed to be more linear and not as good :TTT

(Also [redacted]

That still kind of pisses me off. It's like when someone adopts someone's dog and when they e-mail them the dog the sky eats it).
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Digital VS Physical on: March 23, 2015, 06:57:46 PM
Here's the thing with physical games for me.

I can go over to my game box, pull something out, and for the most part remember the circumstances around me getting it.

For my Steam library it's a bunch of me opening it up and wondering where half of it came from.

Also, as I've said before, in a pinch you can snap a CD in half and use it as a shiv.
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Their early stuff was better" discussion on: March 21, 2015, 10:03:40 PM
- I think XTC had a remarkably consistent career. Like, on the one hand, I could say that I don't like Black Sea, The Big Express, Orange and Lemons, or Wasp Star as much as the immediately preceding album. But I still think they're all great albums, so... Also I felt like their penultimate album was their best.

- I don't agree with the sentiment that Guided by Voices quit being good after Under the Bushes, Under the Stars. I'm not all that big on Do the Collapse or Universal Truths and Cycles, but I thought Earthquake Glue and Half-smiles were excellent. Also Mag.

- I'm not really a fan of Square in general. Yeah, they were games I played a lot when I was younger, but they never really stuck with me?

- I think 4X strategy games have advanced a lot. It's hard to go back to something like Civ 2 after playing Paradox's more recent offerings. Like I played Imperialism when it came out on gog, and it's a good game, but like, it doesn't really do anything that hasn't been done better since.

- I don't think a lot of things. The thoughts I have never had are unfamiliar to me.
60  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 21, 2015, 07:44:40 PM
ChoroQ HG2 is delightful as hell.

Played it for about an hour, got a couple stamps, did a race, explored. The physics are sort of wonky and the racing might be too easy, but... the exploration aspect is wonderful and I totally wish I'd played this in earlier. It's like some weird intersection of Metal Saga and Eurotruck.

-- edit --

Did the Fuji City C-level race in ChoroQ HG2 (which is called Road Trip Everywhere in the US, which is sort of a dumb name so). More interesting level than the first one. The car's air time in this is definitely wonky, but whatever you learn to work around it. Also recruited a car buddy. There's a subquest here I'm not sure how to advance. I got better brakes for the King of Town's sidequest, though. Also need to find snowy mountain.

Chibi Robo - Got this as a birthday present for myself in 2013, and never played it as a result of re: I slept through 2014 apparently. Did like two days -- super cool so far. Very much Chulip meets Katamari.

http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/article/628/628611/chibi-robo-20050623055815138-000.jpg Also I love how the game looks. Clearly it's got simple modeling and textures, but there's this thing where GC games had this really *clean* look without being sterile. I notice this in a lot of GC games, though -- always felt like PS2 and Xbox games had this mushy, gauzy look to them.

Anyway I think I'll just spend the rest of the day binging on Love-de-Lic related stuff. Haven't played LOL/Contact/Little King Story in a damn long time. Probably have to talk myself out of importing Moon >:TT

Also, going through Helly's Lunatic Dawn: PotB translation stuff -- looks like there's some nice touches there that would set it apart from other similar games.

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ChoroQ HG2 - Did Fuji City sidequest. Went to next city and got my own garage, which unlocks a bunch of other sidequesting.

Lack of Love - Played this briefly. Leveled up my guy to the next evolutionary stage in the starting area. The in-game ecology? stuff is neat. Definitly reminds me of Exile and Toki Tori 2, where the designers made this little world and built the puzzles out of it.
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