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6646  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Metroid Prime Trilogy on: September 01, 2009, 09:01:00 PM
Fun thing:

Play Metroid Prime. Then go play Half-Life up until you hit any segment that involves jumping.

Metroid Prime basically did something like combining Riven with a FPS, and was maybe the first FPS since Unreal to put that amount of ambient details into the world. In this sense the visor was also an absolutely awesome touch (and I wonder why so few other games have done this. Like, literally. Terra Nova and Wrath of Earth and that's it AFAIK, and they didn't do it nearly as well. And neither emulate particularly well in DOSBox despite being AWESOME [fuck it]).

So, add in the already mentioned solid, console-tailored controls, and I thought the entire thing just stood out really well.

It's funny. I was thinking Fusion would be the TRUE successor to metroid, since I was like, young and in some MAN SCREW 3D GRR phase. And then Fusion came out and I thought it was too handholdy and destroyed THE FEELING.

And then I played Exile and stopped liking 2D metroid games. The End.
6647  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Characters with unknown genders on: September 01, 2009, 08:27:27 PM
Popoi. And the male character from Legend of Mana. also a Sprite.
6648  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Characters with unknown genders on: September 01, 2009, 05:57:27 PM
Yeah but
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vivi's a robbit
isn't he?
6649  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: I made a game: Rescue at Grisly Gulch on: September 01, 2009, 05:42:54 PM
Syntax is actually really similar, except FreeBASIC doesn't REQUIRE suffixes on variable names and you can't do implicit declaration.

I was under the impression that QBasic didn't support user-defined types or pointers as robustly as FreeBASIC does.

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FreeBASIC still doesn't seem to support dynamic memory allocation, I think, which makes doing projectiles slightly trickier. Although it SHOULD have dynamically sized arrays? I think it's just a matter of ReDim'ing them. I don't think doing this constantly counts as good programming practice.

I guess I COULD do something like allocate more memory in groups of maybe eight spaces in an array and then deallocate it as necessary, although I'm not sure I can get the size of an array via function or built in command, and I'm not sure storing the size somewhere as either a global or static variable counts as good practice (the former being sloppy, the latter being sort of an awkward kludge).

It's also not really necessary given the scope of the program but declaring a 1024 entry array of projectile objects is just stupid.

Or I could take the easy way out and just make everything hitscan~~~~~~
6650  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Characters with unknown genders on: September 01, 2009, 05:38:54 PM
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How else could he have born Aerith's children.

Um... isn't it obvious?

Aerith's a dude.

Anyway it's also implied that Quina's a girl in a SENSE
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given that marriage scene in the Dwarf Town
, and she definitely looks more feminine than masculine, although...

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Isn't Vivi asexual, in a sense?
although that'd be a known... LACK of gender, I guess.

Also, does Sera count?
6651  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: How to make really random titles for video games... and get away with it. on: September 01, 2009, 11:24:56 AM
Given the recent review of it, Flower, Sun, and rain seems to take place pretty much nowhere else EXCEPT the hotel. Meaning that the name's pretty damn appropriate.
6652  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top Ten Worthless RPG Characters on: September 01, 2009, 11:23:22 AM
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I also recall his dice limit being pretty good.

It could be.

Okay. Someone mentioned that Game Over Limit. Doesn't that kill your entire party too, ala that thing Setzer had in FFVII?

also, I took Khimari down rikku's path somehow. Khimari's quality is ENTIRELY on how you build him and I guess it's easy to f dat shit ^up^.

Nobody mentions Edward beccause he's too useless to remember existing. Although I recall a lot of characters in FFIV being sort of useless in their own ways.
6653  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Great news on: September 01, 2009, 11:19:31 AM
Okay I still have no idea who the fuck we're talking about. 'splain.
6654  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Characters with unknown genders on: September 01, 2009, 01:11:17 AM
That'd still be visible. Red XIII's a chick.
6655  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Characters with unknown genders on: September 01, 2009, 01:10:07 AM
Red XIII. The game calls him a he but man look at the model I don't see any dangly parts. Where are the dangly parts robotnik you said there'd be dangly parts!!!!!!
6656  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top Ten Worthless RPG Characters on: September 01, 2009, 01:07:31 AM
Mojo is a straw doll, and chi'tzu? It's Shih tzu (unless chi'tzu's some sort of stupid designer crossbreed). Fuck. LEARN WHAT WORDS ARE.
6657  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What RPG world would you like to live the rest of your life in? on: August 31, 2009, 10:03:04 PM
Brazil.
6658  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: How to make really random titles for video games... and get away with it. on: August 31, 2009, 05:15:07 PM
Man, what if Devil May Cry was called "Dante: Demon Slayer?"

Seriously though, even in literature, there's a strong tradition of titling your book after some kind of relevant phrase that maybe shows up once or some other arc word.

"To Kill a Mockingbird."
"The Sound and the Fury."
"Inherit the Wind."
"Dhalgren."
"House of Leaves."
"Pale Fire," arguably.
"Moskva-Petushki," in the sense that the story is actually about the author's life and Moskva-Petushki is just the railway it takes place on.
"Things Fall Apart," although this IS sort of plot relevant too. This is still sort of more marginally an example.
"Heart of Darkness," unless you WANT to construe this literally as referring to the "dark" interior of Africa, somehow.

And then you have things like "Gravity's Rainbow."

I could probably think of more but these are the only books I've read in the past like fifty years.
6659  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: How to make really random titles for video games... and get away with it. on: August 31, 2009, 04:53:53 PM
I just read a plot summary for devil may cry.

Here this is a wikiquote:

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When Trish tries to apologize she begins to cry, and Dante tells her it means she has become human and not just a devil, because "devils never cry".

So in other words, "Devil May Cry" apparently relates to some theme about Trish's dual role as a human and a demon, and thus actually has story relevance.

Also I took No More Heroes title to refer to how it's sort of a deconstruction of the superhero genre, sort of?

Also most videogame titles seriously have shit all to do with anything? I mean Final Fantasy, as a title, is sort of just a cutesy little in-joke.

Why does it matter anyway? The most important thing about a title is probably recognizability anyway.
6660  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What RPG world would you like to live the rest of your life in? on: August 31, 2009, 03:09:21 PM
Actually I think I meant more like how Cloud could be see, as weird amalgamation of Steve McQueen, Rambo, and anyone who's ever tried out for American Idol.

Or these foxy sons of bitches: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gothic
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