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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 22, 2015, 10:57:58 AM
Man what else.

- Even though it had some issues, the Tower of Babel in Xenogears was an excellent dungeon, and the platforming elements presented a really cool change of pace from what you usually got in RPGs at the time.

- Oblivion's green, more staid European setting was a wholly welcome and very comforting change of pace after Morrowind's harsh and oppressive volcano setting, and should've continued into Skyrim.

- Sakuraba's musical output peaked with the PS2 and onwards, and I was genuinely pleased to hear him experimenting with his style more instead of just sticking with the GRAINY FLUTES AND REVERB EVERYWHERE thing that he'd done on every. single. previous. soundtrack.

- The Xeen games were easily the worst Might and Magic games. The only thing they did to differentiate themselves from M&M3 was introducing disk swapping, and that just served as a hue interruption to trying to play the damn game.

- Ookami was a too-easy Zelda clone with bad combat that got a free pass because of how pretty and visually unique it was.

- Riven was little more than a glorified tech demo (and barely even that since it was just a slideshow showing off pretty pre-rendered scenes).

- PS: Torment put too much focus on the /quantity/ of writing over the /quality/ of writing to make it look a lot more literary and intelligent than it really was, and then used this to cover up broken Infinity engine combat and obtuse puzzles.

- Fallout 1 had a lot of good ideas but it was just way too short of a game to adequately explore any of them.
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 22, 2015, 12:43:31 AM


Oh also.

- SMT: Nocturne is overrated. The difficulty on hard mode mostly boils down to RNG screw, and the difficulty on normal mode results from being hard to figure out which demons you need to fuse and the goofy random inheritance thing (also negotiations are pretty random too why am I sensing a pattern here).

- Nanatsu Kaze no Shima Monogatari falls apart because the puzzles are too simple, excessive backtracking, and interminable footstep noises.

- Ultima 7 is ruined by a dysfunctional combat system, finicky quests, an overwrought story about Scientology that tries too hard to be topical/subversive, glitches, etc.

- Earthbound is basically a boring dragon quest clone. There's little balance, too much grind, and most of the memorable scenes people refer to are very minor bits of payoff that are just... randomly strung together.

- Shining Force 3's also broken in how much it relies on RNG screw (crits, misses, counters). Also the way it spawns in enemies mid battle means you can baaaaasically get ambushed and die without having any chance to respond properly.

- Eschatos tries way too hard to be throwbacky and just ends up being a simplistic Xevious 3D/G clone. The scoring in Advanced mode doesn't make any sense, either.

- Moon Remix RPG is mostly memorable for being "subversive" -- the soul catching/love gathering aspects are shallow, prone to being nooot well explained, and get repetitive fast.

- Euro Truck Simulator 2 is extremely repetitive and boring. Once the initial prettiness wears off, there's nothing to do, managing a trucking company is kind of pointless, and customizing your truck is also pointless, since neither really interact with the core Drive Cargo Through Generic Green Countryside gameplay. I'm pretty sure it's only rated so highly on steam ironically, like with Goat Simulator.

- FFIX ties to tell a meaningful story about mortality and fails because its major players are a monkey and... some nine year old robot wizard. And then the story keeps getting interrupted by these repetitive battles that run at like 2 FPS.

- Morenatsu was a genuinely heartwarming and romantic experience. Also don't google this game ffs.

- Vice City's cartoony, candy-coated nature kind of ruined it for me. It's a gritty crime story. I want some grit in the visuals/ambiance. Not 80s kitsch. Yeah, maybe 1980s Miami actually looked like that. Fine. Pick a better setting for your game, then.

- Chrono Trigger's mom is fat.
48  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 21, 2015, 07:55:45 PM
Now I just tried out Tales of Rebirth, just to try out the PS2 emulator. It worked out well, very few hiccups. Would be nice if I knew what was going on, though...but at this point, I'm more likely to teach myself intermediate Japanese before the ToR fan-translation is finished...

Figured while I'm at it I'd see how Tales of Destiny - Director's Cut plays, and I'm glad I did...since it required a cheat patch in order for it to not freeze during the FMVs. Not a patch from the guys who made the emulator or in any way involved with that project, mind you. Just a random fix some guy made that fixed this problem. Except he made it 3 years ago. And I have the latest version of the emulator. Meaning the guys who actually work on the program never bothered to fix it despite someone else fixing it years ago. And they are at least aware of it, because I found out about the fix on their forums...dating back to 2012.


At least I'm having fun now. I really like the battle system in the Director's Cut. I look forward to knowing what's going on in the story, though, since they seem to have changed a couple scenes thus far (and there's a Lion's Route now, which I really want to try). Oh well, unlike ToR, ToD-DC's Fan-Translation is actually getting some slow-but-steady progress, so it might be in a playable state within a reasonable time. Until then, I might go back to the PSOne version I have sitting on my shelf...I was enjoying that.

Plus I still got Final Fantasy V to play. I haven't totally forgotten...

I got occasional crashes with ToR (also some minor FPS issues because laptop is slow) but I thiiink those were configuration related. I'd really rather get... something to hook my PS2 up to my monitor. My TV proper is too low-res to make looking up the kanji doable. Although I heard most PS2 to HDMI things did not give good results, so >:T

fwiw there's a script that has all of the skits and story relevant stuff translated although, as I think mentioned before, the towns have a lot of decorative things you can look at that really flesh out the worldbuilding in a way I doooon't remember Tales of games usually doing /at all/. That stuff was easy enough to get through with the dictionary although the townie NPCs had me totally lost a lot.

I need to work up the drive to actually play ToR more :TTTTTT
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 21, 2015, 07:42:19 PM
I'm avoiding the Steven Universe fanbase cause I worry they'll end up being like bronies or something. Brony is totally the worst town in Poland!

--- edit ---

Okay 1 if you want to find people that know what a Chocobo is don't go to Cleveland go to somewhere nerdy like Columbus also everyone knows Cleveland is hardcore Dragon Quest territory.

Point 2 actually don't go to Columbus

Point 3 why are you still in ohio get out while you still can ffs
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 21, 2015, 06:42:07 PM
Some republican superPAC's in town this weekend talkin' about the american dream.

The american dream being all like WIFE, 1.5 KIDS, HOUSE.

Fuck that shit. I don't want a wife. I don't want any mutant half children. House MD was emotionally manipulative trash.
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 21, 2015, 06:12:27 PM
oh also

- Radiant Silvergun is a euroshmup.
- Einhaender is a euroshmup.
- Your waifu is shit.
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 20, 2015, 08:22:57 PM
Had kombucha and yogurt for dinner. Forgot that kombucha goes with dairy like diet coke and mentos.

Also sinuses are screwed up from combination of weather front coming through last night + residual lingerings from when I got gravitationally intimate with a wall last month.
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 20, 2015, 08:19:49 PM
Oh also Battle Garegga is a euroshmup.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 20, 2015, 06:09:03 PM
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Great RPGfan Cook Off! on: August 19, 2015, 08:56:29 PM
I can't watch timed whatever competitions anymore because I used to watch Carmen Sandiego as a young child and that goddamn map thing at the end was rigged.

wrt vegan desserts with inexplicable tofu, I know I've said this before but if you're ever in Columbus and I mean like omg why even would you be but just saying, http://www.pattycakebakery.com/ <- this place's cinnamon rolls is totes /da bomb/, as the kids would say.
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 19, 2015, 06:26:21 PM


I'm 175 now and in very good shape for my age

Out of context quote of the millennium right here.
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 18, 2015, 06:37:16 PM

58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 17, 2015, 11:32:52 PM
Man I got really into following politics in 2008 because that was my first presidential election and I was in college and college does things to your mind.

I can /never/ get into that mindset again. It's like screw watching political news geared towards adults, I just want to watch some goddamn cartoons on Youtube.

I'm not advocating deliberate unawareness of the world, it's just like, TV news is depressing, internet news is full of cranks, I'm out of touch with American society anyway, and whatever positive change I can effect is limited to my own actions~

Unrelated  but I miiiight be showing up on google streetview whenever the images switch over.
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 17, 2015, 07:16:48 PM
this is another election year.

wait what?
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: August 17, 2015, 06:40:16 PM
FFX was one of my favorite FFs!

Which isn't saying much 8D



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