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16  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: October 06, 2015, 11:43:32 PM
Lost Odyssey, while overall a good game, had many flaws so I can see somebody hating on it simply because one of the flaws struck a nerve.

I remember it feeling good and looking good (and being absolutely floored when the game went from CGI to gameplay at the beginning).  It wasn't always that fun and it was a bit hammy at times... but it felt like a perfect fit for the "new modern RPG" in some ways and I appreciate it.  Shame more wasn't done with it too, it was a cool concept.
17  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 06, 2015, 11:41:36 PM
Dishonored - Made good progress over the weekend. Not sure what the current Chapter # is, but I'm pretty sure I'm closer to the end of the game than the beginning. I'm currently infiltrating the lighthouse stronghold.
All in all, a fun and well-designed game. The stealth aspect is done well, and the availability of different paths/methods to accomplish mission goals is excellent. The latter pleasantly reminds me of OG Deus Ex.
I already have the desire to play through the game again as a cold-blooded killer (I'm being as non-lethal as possible in this play-through). Replaying a game (without a multi-year gap in between) is kind of rare for me, but this one can actually feel different when taking different measures. Not just subtle mood or move-set changes, like most other games. Good stuff.

I really want to play this game.
Two guys I worked with back at EB Games (when I worked there this game was showing trailers) had 'predicted' the game was going to be 'awful' based on the trailer.  I'm glad they were wrong. :P

The 2nd Wild ARMs: Annnnnd beaten. I just got to say that the Spiral Tower can eat a bag of dicks. Nothing like wading through a dungeon of forced encounters with enemies that just love to spam party wide instadeath spells that not even that lousy Down Guard protection skill really helps against. What a waste of PS Points (poor Lilka). Fortunately, my only wipe happened shortly into the dungeon, so I got to learn my lesson early enough to have Tim spam Thanos X at every opportunity, and thus it wasn't nearly as bad as it could've been, but the save points in the Spiral Tower and Glaive Le Gable are far enough apart that it would've been really demoralizing if say a random encounter ambushed me with a highly accurate, party wide insta-death spell and wiped my ass mere moments away from the end (hello there, Doomsday; nice try; too bad I got stupidly lucky on your ass).

Also while I won't argue that the game's translation isn't the smoothest, its still fairly functional for the most part. I just wish the same could be said for some of the puzzle clues which were by and large a goddamn hot mess. That first puzzle was some serious horse shit given how the clue suggests not taking the obvious answer 'that forming a cycle from Moon to Sun doesn't move time forward' when in fact, that was the fucking answer. Also the indicators were some horribly tortured garbage (Old and New Moon, Tiu of Sky and War, Wotan of Wild Hunt, Thor of Thunder, Frigg of Fertility, Saturn of the Harvest and Sun of Hope; guess what they all have in common (and this is also only half of the information being presented by the puzzle)).

Anyways, now its time to take on the post game bosses make my way back out of the final dungeon because this game doesn't believe in methods of quickly escaping dungeons.

Yay for post-game bosses!  The WA series makes some good fun with them; that I love a lot of the side content the games tend to venture into.
The translation was shite and the plot being what it was didn't help much either.  That said the game had gorgeous 2D, fun puzzles (sometimes), and I even liked some of the weird the story did take because it felt like some fun anime.  Did you get Marivel?

I'd love to replay the game one day, I do remember feeling absolute grief at some of the more obnoxious puzzles though, the Towers were annoying as hell too.  I got WA1 on my Vita, that one deserved another good look too.

Wasn't PSX 2D just the loveliest?

18  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shin Megami Tensei 4 FINAL on: October 06, 2015, 12:40:26 AM
Maybe everyone gets better between games?

Aww. :')
That sounds nice!  No worldwide 'splosions can stop humanity.
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shin Megami Tensei IV Final on: October 05, 2015, 11:51:44 PM
I could have sworn most of these games end with a lot death and destruction and the like....  Can't imagine how this will unfold.

EDIT: Thanks Mickey for the notification! 
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Indivisble: first combat prototype footage on: October 05, 2015, 09:21:01 PM
I wish I were a millionaire investor so I could throw money at stuff like this.  Or some multi-millionaire RPG enthusiast who felt the same. :P

Hopefully they can spread some good press, as Social Media Editor for RPGFan, I'll do the same :D
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 05, 2015, 08:13:21 PM
Thanks for the suggestions guys.

As for Sketchers Memory Foam, I looked into them but all I could find where I went for shoes was loafers. Though I'll definitely take your advice and seek out a little more detail on why my feet are reacting so badly. As I said, it's strange that I've had other jobs where I'm on my feet all day and have never had this bad of a problem.

As for a mat, I'm constantly moving around and so that definitely wouldn't work. I also feel a bit better walking than standing still, unfortunately even that starts to wear me down after enough of it.

I had a foot problem too.  All my life I was fine then one long shift I felt like I was standing on a ball for the whole day even though my feet were perfectly flat on the ground.  I think, without more information, it might be an arch thing, at least that's what it was for me.  Do your best, keep us posted!
22  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Indivisble: first combat prototype footage on: October 05, 2015, 08:11:28 PM

The IndieGoGo campaign is up along with a truly excellent promotional video that scrapes on the world and gameplay.  It's like VP on crack, and hey, credit where it's due, the broad cultural frame is definitely a nice touch.  I'm truly excited about this game and backed it for one of the "nicer tiers".  Here's hoping all the best for it. :)

23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 05, 2015, 05:06:26 PM
Need some advice because I am really running out of options.

I started a new job where I'm on my feet all day, and I don't know what the floor is made of but my feet hurt less when I was standing on concrete all day. Halfway through my shift I'm ready to cry because my feet hurt so bad. I've tried full inserts, heel inserts, switching from my normal hiking boots to tennis shoes, putting inserts in those (all by spending money I don't have) and nothing is giving me enough relief. And since I never have more than one day in a row off, it just keeps getting worse and worse.

Any suggestions would be welcome, the cheaper the better but I'll listen to anything.

That sounds awful. I'm sorry to hear Klutz, I definitely have had really bad foot pain.  I recommend Skechers shoes because their work line that has that memory foam material and all that junk at the bottom.  I've had no complains and I needed the Doctor Scholls thing before because of my arches.  Not the best option, but I'd definitely recommend seeing a doctor too if it's as bad as you say.  Do you have high arches?  Some Wal-Mart locations may have that foot pressure reader and it'll advice one of those.
24  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 05, 2015, 05:01:10 PM
Watched the first episode of Sense 8, and I have an important tip to aspiring writers/directors/producers:

IF you want your television series to capture an audience, make sure that at some point in the pilot SOMETHING. ACTUALLY. HAPPENS.

Real high concept stuff, I know, but I think it's good advice.

It's pretty good, I do recommend it for being unique and showing off some real pretty locations; I think it's mostly due to the concept itself it's really hard to keep a 'tight and cohesive' episode going since it's literally scattered its idea across the globe (I'm sure/hoping S2 will be better).  Stick with it if you can, some of the fights are pretty worth it!
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5 on: October 05, 2015, 12:28:20 PM
Aren't all the other Persona's thieves?  It wouldn't make sense for Carmen to be 'the opera Carmen', I'm guessing it's the copyright bit.

Anyways, I kinda like her Persona in that it kinda looks like what Catherine's Persona would look like (I wouldn't be surprised if it was somewhat harking back at that...and I like the two little-servants she's got).  I agree it sucks it's sort of that "sexual & powerful" idea, but hopefully her character can make up for that.
26  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: October 05, 2015, 12:23:51 PM
Haven't seen it yet, but can you tell me what the "ghosts" actually are??

Nothing yet, I'm guessing it'll be revealed next episode.

They're a pretty good monster-of-the-week, legitimately creepy (despite the simple prosthetic/makeup to make it happen).

Great episodes so far, and I'm an outlier but I kinda like the more rickety relationship between Clara and Capaldi's Doctor.  It's kinda fun when they're not always agreeing.
27  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: CC/CT Arrange Finally Happening on: October 04, 2015, 07:08:03 PM
Also Promise, the Legend of Mana album, is great, and when I have a computer with Internet again I'm totally going to talk more about it.

...IT'S OUT?

28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 04, 2015, 05:07:11 PM
I am sick with the Hyperborian Death Flu.  You know the symptoms.
I'm sick, boo. But that means I can stay home from work and play video games, yay!
Yup, I got sick, too...ugh...
I had the flu last week.
I have a cold this week.
Same here.  Caught a nasty bug a week ago that had me collapsed for 2 days.  And I'm still coughing a bit a week later.

Pandemic?  Seasonal thing?  Coincidence?
It seems pretty contagious, whatever it is*.  I estimate seven or eight co-workers caught whatever I had, and a couple people outside of work, too.

*Contagious coincidence, heh.

Speaking of biking, the other day I was stopped at an intersection, waiting for traffic to clear so I could make a right turn, and I see this bike a fair distance to the left.  Normally I'd have lots of time to cut in front of him, but he's moving a bit faster than I expect, so I wait.  I pull out behind him, match speed, and the dude is cycling at 40 km/h.  He didn't look like he was working very hard, either.  I was pretty impressed.

Just about everyone I work with got sick this and last week.

I'm in a "healthy quarantine", and respectfully pushing away away everything and everyone.
I thought I WAS getting sick, so I turned everything off and hibernated for 13 hours.  Felt fine after.  Woohoo.
29  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / CC/CT Arrange Finally Happening on: October 04, 2015, 03:01:19 PM

And we have preview sound clips.  Honest to god some of these are simply perfect.  I'm a bit iffy on some of the vocals, but overall I think this album shows some extraordinary promise....a distant faraway promise....Hah.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: October 03, 2015, 01:53:32 AM
Black Bear Gnaws on Delta 15s Seakayak in Berg Bay, Alaska
This video is begging to be autotuned or remixed by schmoyoho or wtfbrah

Negotiating with that bear didn't work?!  I mean, she's right!  Kayak's don't even taste good!
I forget my iPod on the drive to work and I heard this on the radio...it must have been destiny, it was amazing. xD

Here's a short but "powerful" (actually frightening) 2 minute response from a gun enthusiast in response to Obama's Oregon condolence speech....

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