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6616  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: How to make really random titles for video games... and get away with it. on: September 06, 2009, 04:49:42 AM
John Romero's Acid Derby

It's more interesting than what they actually ended up naming Daikatana 8|/
6617  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: September 06, 2009, 04:48:20 AM
That aside I've finally been through the Desert of Death on a one-of-those-camel-like-creatures with no name in BoF III. It felt boring to get out of the game. In the desert it takes an hour just to get anywhere.

If you're talking about what I'm guessing you're talking about you do the same thing in BoFIV only this time on a nautilus and if you're talking about what I think you're talking about do you mean going through this 3D, third-person desert with random battles and hardly any landmarks and it's huge and disorienting?

Anyway, still on Bluff Eversmoking in Unreal. One hell of a level and I an kinda see why the previous level was so short. It's huge, nonlinear, Law of Miyamoto, and it finishes up the Kira plot arc that started on the ISV Kran.

System Shock 1, finally made ground on the reactor level once I remembered I had EMP grenades. Got the reviving chamber online and the shields up.

Then I decided not to sleep and drew this thing: http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9850/strawberryhandjackals.png
6618  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which series has gone the longest without a dud? on: September 06, 2009, 01:37:42 AM
Third one was widely considered a disappointment for some reason.
6619  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which series has gone the longest without a dud? on: September 06, 2009, 01:04:01 AM
I think the only two JRPG series (not counting two or three game long serieses) I've liked every game in were uh, Dragon Quest and SaGa.

Theoretically I've liked every SMT game I've played (though not equally. While I admit to actually liking Revelations: TDS quite a bit, Demikids and Raidou 1 are NOT HIGH ON MY LIST AT ALL but I don't really DISLIKE them), I must also acknowledge that Rondo exists. Even then there were still tons of SMT-related games by that point. So, for JRPGs, I'll say SMT.

I don't think there are wany WRPG series I liked entirely. I mean even my favorite one, Ultima... Well, you have no reason to play 1 and 2, honestly, and especially 2 is just horrible.

I think I'll say Might and Magic, because that didn't really get stupid until 8 (even if 7 was ugly as hell and sort of a retread of 6. Still fun).

Honestly I think most series started sort of mediocre and then BECAME good.
6620  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Response to the review of Flower, Sun, and Rain on: September 05, 2009, 10:56:07 PM
I like bizarre-as-hell games. I like slightly confusing gameplay mechanics.

Thing is, I DON'T like puzzles with illogical solutions*. This is why I have a hard time playing any adventure games that, like, aren't Myst. Myst involves thinking. Myst involves swipping flitches, observing the results, and using science. Most 90s adventures involve rubbing every inventory object on every other object, or just having prescience.

See: Gabriel Knights 3: Catfur Moustache Adventure**.

This is whta FSR sounds like.

I'm also not sure if I like ART games. I don't think I really believe in art for art's sake.

Also if your game is really an art game, why not just make the puzzles easier/intuitive and make the focus more on exploring the, uh, art? Sort of going the Seiklus route, you know?

When I first played FFIV on SNES, my friends thought it was stupid that you can't actually control your characters.  I'd tell them that it's about the story, and I didn't mean plot specifically.

I still think this, which is why I question my liking of Earthbound. The difference, of course, is that Earthbound's about a million times betterly written, and the world's more explorable.

* I also broadly don't like console rogue-likes, BoF5 being the only sort-of-exception. BoF5 also being the exception to me not liking BoF games.

** Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
6621  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: How to make really random titles for video games... and get away with it. on: September 05, 2009, 10:48:31 PM
Spoilers: The two games I've sort-of planned out gameplay/stories for would be called Man and Hyena in Sunset World and uh... Boolean RPG: The Puzzle Adventure. Irony is that they SOUND random but are in fact completely accurately about what the games are (The former being an RPG about a man and a hyena in a GIANT DESERT where it's always sunset, and the latter being a Chip's Challenge clone based on something called Boolean RPG which I came up with last year during some CS class while high (????)).

Anyway random names.

Rock 'n' Roll Spider in Busytown
Catholic Gimp in the Dark
Preschool Desert Strikes Again
Preschool Bowling of Death
Fisher Price Boot 300
We Love Squirrel on Wheels <- BEST EVER WOOHOO
Lazy Manlove Adventure
Transvestite Underwear man
6622  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: I made a game: Rescue at Grisly Gulch on: September 05, 2009, 10:35:59 PM
I tried to do that at one point in time. I'll give you the initiative this time because all of my threads always suck :(
6623  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: September 05, 2009, 02:03:23 AM
Bluff Eversmoking in Unreal. Sweet level. Too goddamn much unreal. Also I'm having dreams about system shock 1. I need to stop gaming for a bit I think. My eyes hurt immensely.
6624  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Characters with unknown genders on: September 04, 2009, 10:58:40 PM
My dad freaks out every time he tastes cilantro which is why we can no longer take him to Indian restaurants or Chipotle (The Chipotle and Qdoba in BG are both pretty crappish now. I don't even GO to chipotle anymore because they seem to have forgotten the concept of "clean counter space." They also got rid of all the quasi-decent dining places on campus and replaced them with bad places). To me it's just another flavor, you know? It works where it makes sense to use it, and not elsewhere. I think my Achilles Heel of herbs might be lemongrass. It doesn't seem to make my mouth feel weird the way it used to though.

Fuuuuuuck now I need Thai food.

The slylandro are a race in Star Control 2. They live in a gas giant. They have spinning orbs inside them. You can ask them about the orbs. They get embarrassed.

The Orz are also androgynous in a sense, although it's also ambiguous what they even ARE. Quote:

That is *funny*. You think you *see* Orz but Orz are not *light reflections*.
Maybe you think Orz are *many bubbles* too. It is such a joke.
Orz are not *many bubbles* like *campers*. Orz are just Orz.
I am Orz. I am one with many *fingers*.
My *fingers* reach through into *heavy space* and you *see* *Orz bubbles*
but it is really *fingers*.
Maybe you do not even *smell*? That is sad.
*Smelling* *pretty colors* is the best *game*.
6625  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Free Indie RPG - Legionwood!! on: September 04, 2009, 03:32:41 PM
IDK I think Ifferimoon sort of trounces Eternal Eden in the art department, mostly because it has its own unique style instead of just being rather standard anime-ish.
6626  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What RPG world would you like to live the rest of your life in? on: September 04, 2009, 10:15:56 AM

All the modern conveniences of home like hospitals and drugstores, but nobody'll think you're crazy for just exploring caves or standing on a cliffside playing saxophone. And cars actually stop for pedestrians.
6627  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top Ten Worthless RPG Characters on: September 04, 2009, 02:08:47 AM
1. Start a new game in Daggerfall.
2. Make your character a woodelf.
3. Your main skills will be Centaurian, Daedric, and Giantish.
4. Your secondary skills will be Giantish, Harpy, and Impish.
5. Your minor skills will be nymph, orcish, spriggan, streetwise, etiquette, and medical.
6. You will have a phobia of everything.
7. You will have a low-tolerance to everything.
8. You will take Light Powered Magery - Unable To Us Magic In Darkness.
9. You will forbid yourself from all types of equipment.
10. You will also have a sun allergy.

This is the absolutely most useless character in any game ever. They can be killed by sunlight and are allergic to clothes.
6628  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Characters with unknown genders on: September 04, 2009, 02:02:51 AM
Square is so inaccurate with stuff that in FFXIII, Fire/Fira/Firaga will actually be water spells, and Thunder is the save command.

You know though, looking back, the Ariloulaleelay were sort of androgynous, and the Slylandro.. uh... ...

Damn. Them Slylandro, eh?
6629  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: I made a game: Rescue at Grisly Gulch on: September 04, 2009, 01:16:08 AM
Why would you need 1024 projectiles at once, if you hard coded it?

Because I'm retarded and I don't like dynamically allocating stuff manually :(

As long as you can pass a variable as the size of the array

I was thinking of having something like a memory manager for the projectiles that would:

ReDim the array (Freebasic let's you redim while leaving data intact)

Store the current array size in a static variable (Okay, statics are bad. Whatever).

Set the last element in the array to some sort of terminating object so that I don't need to keep passing the size back and forth because that drives me nuts.

I dunno I need to actually work on this this weekend. I also need to come up with some sort of structure for the projectiles. Right now I'm just trying to get it to draw an indefinite amount of 0's and then move them in the proper direction.

(And various assorted issues with handling gamestates and gameloops~)


Okay so more importantly I need to majorly refactor how movement works, how player data is stored and passed around, and come up with a menu system since shooting depends on that. Additionally, uh, I just need to remember that right now the projectile creation functions just place a thing on the map and it moves.
6630  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: September 04, 2009, 12:49:52 AM
So on the first day of class my operating systems prof took pictures of the class for some reason. It's also in some really, really odd panoramic view which is why I'm not embedding it.


This is my "oh snap an operating systems class from 2:30 to 3:45 and then discrete math till 5:15? FUN CAN'T BE CONTAINED" face.

Please note that the walls in the classroom are incredibly beige. This is several shades beiger than the walls in my dorm, and it's what it's pretty much the closest thing we have to color in Ohio.
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