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7141  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gamer personality test thing on: October 29, 2008, 03:46:30 AM
Accidental gamer. Let's pick this appart. I have not stumbled into PC and online gaming recently. I just don't really *like* online gaming. Also, just because I can recognize that there *should* be better things I should be doing with my time doesn't mean that small-town Ohio is readily providing those things.

There's a difference between being fanboyish online and actually deeply giving a damn, though, which I guess is the difference here. Or at least maybe I'm just telling myself that to make myself feel better. Whatevs.
7142  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gettin' my nostalgia on! on: October 28, 2008, 09:26:50 PM
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I wasted a ton of time on this game and the sequel never quite lived up to the simplicity and fun of the first.

I have to pipe up here just because I think MoO2 is overrated, but MoO1 was, essentially, a sci-fi war game that was excellent at worst, and represented a lot of really cool improvements to the genre, in addition to a really excellent research model that I've never seen anywhere again. MoO2, on the other hand, just struck me as an awkward Civ 2 clone. I'm not saying it's bad or anything, it just doesn't go the whole way for me.

Just recalled Megaman X, although I played the PC version first. The first Megaman X is my favorite, for two reasons, I guess: One would be the music, and the second would be a kind of Metroidvanianess that the series has kind of lacked since the original. The nature of the powerup capsules, the way some of the levels changed depending on the order you beat them in, little details like that. Also, the levels were, from what I remember, all straight up sidescrollers levels, with no akward speeder bike sections or stuff (Did Octopus have a speeder bit? it wasn't that bad if it was there).

Also weird thing I get kind of nostalgic about PSO even though I don't like it all that much, I guess.

Also want to mention that, as a post-Sims game, I like SC4 a lot, but I played it way too recently to have the same sort of nostalgic ties to it. Also need to mention that nostalgia for SimEarth is purely reserved for the SNES version
7143  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gettin' my nostalgia on! on: October 28, 2008, 11:50:17 AM
A lot of the games I get nostalgic about I'm not sure I even like anymore (Phantasy Star 2, for instance), ones that I like a lot still but don't feel gushing about anymore (Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Legend of Mana) and then other weird ones that I only played like, last year that I get nostalgic about because I associate them with things I actually AM nostalgic about (Globulation 2, Kubuntu Linux).

Also being A) younger than most of you ancient bastards and B) from Ohio, I don't really have many strong memories of things like arcades because the arcades either sucked, were a pain to get to, or places where people would murder you with knives. And I play a lot of old games but I didn't play them back then (and truthfully, most of my NES games are actually my cousin's. I just got them after he got shipped off to JDC. If you want additional context, I posted his profile in that Sex Offender Database thread. SO TRUCKING RAWXOME).

That being said, and I might update this later...

Portable/Consle - FFL2 and Earthbound are probably the two most notable ones for me, here.

PC:

I think I've had the longest background with PC gaming.

Microsoft Puzzle Pack - I had two main exposures to this. The first time I played it was at a Gateway store in columbus, sort of heading towards evening one warm summer night. Second time was over Christmas when we got a new PC.

Megazeux - This bears mention but not repeating.

Creatures 2

Anything by Maxis prior to the Sims (I might explain this later, or maybe not).
7144  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys I&II to DS on: October 23, 2008, 10:31:18 PM
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I assume you played Ys VI on PSP, 'cause the other versions are pretty darned good.

PS2. A few things I remember:

* Soundtrack had this 80's Muzak vibe to it.
* Really boring dungeon designs.
* Grindfest.
* Nothing resembling depth or variety.
* Adol felt incredibly weightless, and I thought the controls were really floaty.
* Basically, it's Q3 to Terranigma's UT.
7145  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Woman kills her spouse...her Maple Story spouse, that is. on: October 23, 2008, 09:03:34 PM
wait did anyone actually die?
7146  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys I&II to DS on: October 23, 2008, 11:09:34 AM
I played Ys VI and thought it was pretty terrible.
7147  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Swiss pass laws on plant dignity. on: October 22, 2008, 03:26:30 AM
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On a serious note, the primary reason for passing this into law seems to be to block genetic engineering from removing the capability to reproduce or placing terminator genes into plants. Given the destructive potential of those getting out into the wild, uhh, this is a very good thing.

Wait.

Terminator genes that make plants unable to reproduce, uh... couldn't pose a threat if they get out into nature as they couldn't pose a threat as they can't pass their genetic material on. Likewise, there's not really any way they could get into nature anyway.
7148  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: If you were stranded on an island and you could have one rpg what would it be? on: October 21, 2008, 10:21:39 PM
ADOM is one of the few roguelikes I wish had permanent saves. Not permanent saves at any given time but like... something like Ragnarok. One save every couple hundred turns, and NEVER in a dungeon. And this would be fairly balanced because of how chaos mutations work, so you couldn't just chillax in town till you could save again.

Um... if I was on a desert island, probably an MMO so that if I could find some wifi access I could contact someone for help.
7149  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Swiss pass laws on plant dignity. on: October 21, 2008, 06:44:49 PM
Several countries have laws that state you can't just kill plants for no reason, actually. Like, in a TV show. No flushing african violets down toilets (not that I'm, personally, that concerned about african violets, as I'm not a 70-year old woman).
7150  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shining Force Gear? on: October 21, 2008, 11:28:52 AM
Yeah this sounds like a port or remake of the gamegear game or something honestly :P
7151  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Let's have fun with a sex offender database! on: October 20, 2008, 10:36:38 PM
http://www.familywatchdog.us/PrintOffenderDetails.asp?oid=OHlKSu4quMg70

Hey, it's my cousin!

Seriously, I AM fucking related to that guy.
7152  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Just Beat Shining Force 1 on the Virtual Console on: October 20, 2008, 10:33:01 PM
These games don't piss me off like Fire Emblem does. Also, delicious, delicious Sega flavored chiptunes and palettes.
7153  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Swiss pass laws on plant dignity. on: October 20, 2008, 10:31:28 PM
My take on this:

If you put a http://homebuilding.thefuntimesguide.com/images/blogs/angry-tree-face.jpg on my Dawn Redwood I'm going to fucking beat your ass with a hammer.

Are we clear?

None of you will be nailing a clay face to my redwood?

Good. Didn't think so.

(It dropped its leave in like, September, so it looks sad enough as is. Hopefully they leaf out fairly quickly come spring. Them crazy deciduous conifers.)
7154  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How have RPG games influenced your life in the real world? on: October 19, 2008, 08:49:30 PM
Morrowind's banner duplication glitch has, on more than one occaision, led to me feeling a vague sense of dread when I see a banner attached to a pole in real life. I wish to god I was making that up.

There are some games I just found really moving. The chrono series, earthbound, ffl2* come to mind. Some of Maxis' old games.

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One of the main ways I learned to read Japanese was by replaying RPG's I had already beaten using the Japanese version. I'd make vocab lists on my computer as I played and just naturally created all these mnemonics associating difficult words with games.

I want to try that with Russian :(

* In the hierarchy of Square games, for me, this one is near the top. I know I'm alone on this but FFL2 just blew my mind for some reason.
7155  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Honourable Mentions on: October 19, 2008, 08:28:33 PM
There's nothing outright BAD about ACF. Just insanely derpy and easy to fix things. There's this overbearing feeling of half-assedness to it, I guess.
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