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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 24, 2015, 01:18:28 PM
On a job hunt again.  I hate this part, but the workplace is annoying the piss out of me and I have few expenses at the moment so I get nothing to lose.

I will meditate and channel some confidence...  And call in a favour from the universe!!, it owes me for that one time.
32  Media / Brush and Quill / Dice's f-ART thread ('fine art') on: August 24, 2015, 01:11:49 PM
WELCOME TO MY CORNER OF RPGFan reserved for pictures I work on!

I WELCOME ideas, criticisms (be SORTA nice though, I have a soul), comments, praise <3 or all of the above.  
If you have a recommendation, I always like taking on other peoples ideas as a 'creative challenge' of sorts.

Related Links:
http://dice963.tumblr.com/ If you want to see past works, my adorable logo, and sketches.
http://dice9633.deviantart.com/ Not the biggest fan, but it's 'where people go', and a lot of my older stuff is there too.
http://www.redbubble.com/people/dice9633  https://society6.com/dice963  Support your local Dice, buy a print, or a clock, or a cup, or whatever.



First up is an update on a drawing I did in 2013 of the FFIX cast.  After looking at it for two years I noticed 'issues' and fixed them up (here's the older one for comparison, but the major changes include giving Zidane a huge face update so he doesn't look like he just got punched in the head, Garnet's lighting changed due to glowing pendant, colour corrections in the 'upper red zone' to be more accurate to the game and less similar).


I also drew up a picture of Sheena to get some practice with some Photoshop brushes.  Her design is pretty simple, so it was fun to do!


33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 23, 2015, 12:15:04 AM


GODDAMN MISTAKES OF NATURE.

#lilsebastian #5000candles #rip #horsieheaven

http://imgur.com/gallery/2L1texX
Easily the Top 10 coolest short clips I've ever seen in my life


34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 23, 2015, 12:11:52 AM
Madden 16 commercial is the greatest video game commercial ever made!


It's like EA Marketing was like:
"Are you sure we need to advertise MADDEN of all things?"
"No... probably not. But look at all this money they gave us to do so."
"Well then I guess we should do SOMETHING."
They seriously spent a lot of money making this...
Meanwhile....the actual game LOOKS EXACTLY THE FUCKING SAME AS LAST YEAR!!!!!

Well now we know what they spent all their money on.

I hate to admit, but well spent.
Or as Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman would say: HOO-HAH!!

In other news:


PLEASE BE REAL BUT OMG I KEEP BUYING DLC FOR A GAME I HAVE NO ONE TO PLAY WITH
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 22, 2015, 11:32:50 PM
- Uematsu is 'okay' as a composer



The second half of his repertoire is just the first half of his repertoire chopped up and rearranged.



His contribution to FFX are some of my least favourite tracks on that OST.  They're like the preppy/happy theme songs for characters.  On that note, I think 'To Zanarkand' is SUCH a boring track, same for 'One Winged Angel', oh my god, this man has a HUGE song collection but people lose their shit for those tracks.  .

I also think I'll stab a Q-tip in my ear if I'm forced to listen to Mi'hen Road for a bunch of hours again.

But back on what you were saying
https://youtu.be/P6wXffWwXXI?list=PL9DADCB4F409084A4 FFIX
https://youtu.be/1742RhcGu6M  FFX

I should stop here though, I do LIKE his music, I do think the popularity is overblown by FF fans and, y'know, nostalgia (I also think fans have picked the wrong tracks to "worship").  While I found Lost Odyssey the biggest hit/miss OST ever, holy shit the hits are really good.  Let's face it, the game's story sequences were one of the best parts, and they'd HARDLY be as good if it didn't have such amazing tunes backing it up.
Here's all of them: https://youtu.be/PZj6ffoPgRo?list=PL4FE03279FA2A0C42 :P

Most tactical games are boring and slow and Ogre Battle is the only serie I can think of that actually got it right.

I don't play many tactical games for this very reason.

Yes, and yes to your one isolated pick as the exception.
36  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 22, 2015, 11:16:20 PM
I'm not doing a 100% run, but I mostly mean that some of the cooler accessories are impossible to get. A simple mistake in chapter 1 locks you out of a great accessory in chapter 5 - that kinda thing. It's a little stressful.

The accessories in this game are great.  The game oddly rewards doing shitty sometimes (the Heady Perfume for 'failing' to touch LeBlanc right is way better than the one for nailing the minigame the first time), and you need to 'fail' catching the Chocobo to unlock a bigger percentage (wtf, WHO COULD HAVE POSSIBLY THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA).

Either way, best accesorry is the Charm Bracelet (no random encounters, got 100% by the end of Ch2).  That shit should be in every RPG.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 22, 2015, 11:37:44 AM

I just hover my mouse over the "Ban this user" button for a few seconds until the feeling passes.




- Okami isn't a bad game... but it's probably the most annoying with some of the dumbest NPCs ever and their nonstop chattering

- Uematsu is 'okay' as a composer

- Minus the glitches, Ass Creed is a fun series (is it a masterwork? Naw, but still fun!) and so is Uncharted

To anyone mentioning X-2 (oddly popular to talk about right now somehow), too many enemies got that shit that takes your HP to 1. >:(

oh also

- Your waifu is shit.

Images can't talk back


And further...

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!

I go on topics on the net...sometimes I have no idea what they're talking about...
38  Media / Game Journals / Re: Starmongoose - Let's Play Fire Emblem Path of Radiance! on: August 21, 2015, 02:06:15 PM
Dice says 'yay'!
39  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 21, 2015, 02:05:48 PM
Hey I'm playing it right now too! :D
You miss like all the benefits for the Mascot class, but...well, I think I admire the imposed-challenge more.  Let me know if you figure out how to get the Ribbon below Bevelle!

Songstress is a really good dress sphere, mainly because it's so effective.  Darkness Dance seems to make enemies miss like over 90% of the time.
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 21, 2015, 02:11:55 AM
YES!!!!!

Mario maker allows customs SFX!!!!! :D
Time to make the most obnoxious maps!
https://youtu.be/GSSxQGTEkro
41  Media / The Soundroom / Re: AUG/21: Favourite VGM Song (Normal Battle Theme!! Pg1) on: August 21, 2015, 01:49:53 AM
Fuck my face.  HOW DO I FORGET THE SHADOW HEARTS GAMES AND SAGA FRONTIER II ----DAMMIT.
I knew this would happen... Sigh.  Ah well, topics like this wouldn't be as fun unless. :)
Thanks Chronix!

NDE is especially surprising, it's not too strong a or 'heavy' a battle theme; it doesn't have "rocking" or "epic" sound (Bravely Default starts with a trumpet blasting, or Xenoblade's 'Mechanical Rhythm' starts with that epic guitar riff), it's somewhat soft, but I think it gets a great set of instruments together and the ongoing chorus work makes the theme feel surprisingly tense and 'deep' without the need for "grand instrumentation" and a sweeping melody.  (I hope that makes SOME sense). :S

I've played SaGa Frontier II's "Feldschlacht" for a few people, and quite a few get very surprised at the sort of "videogame-y" build up at the beginning that leads to a surprisingly pleasant flute taking over the first stretch of the song.  The variations of the tune only provide further mileage to a great melody.

Wild Arm's "Critical Hit" deserves a special place too.  Not only was the Wild Arms 1 OST extremely lovely (and surprisingly 'crisp' and 'clear' while many other PSX games relying more on synthesized sounds), but it was the first PSX game I ever saw being played.  I think my mouth hit the ground when I saw the opening video.
In addition to that, I feel like Japanese composers mastered the use of the 'orchestra hit'. :P

I wanted to say FF7 as well, but it's that one. loud. trumpet. that kills me on repeat listens (45 sec mark).  It's otherwise really good and dear lord is it nostalgic for me at this point.  Actually of all the PSX era FF games I think FF8 wins for me.

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Probably my favorite normal battle theme, and as dorky as this sounds it was the 1st song I learned to play by ear on the electric guitar.

Not dorky at all! (um, minus the last part).  I think it's a great way to learn.  
I actually learned how to play Troian Beauty on the accordion way back when.
42  Media / The Soundroom / Re: AUG/21: Favourite VGM Song (Normal Battle Theme!! Pg1) on: August 21, 2015, 12:27:26 AM
NORMAL BATTLE THEME
What's the theme you listened to a few hundred times --- and that you DIDN'T you get sick of?

Digital Devil Saga 2 - Battle for Survival
https://youtu.be/m9LnM9j_WwA
Oh mein GOTT  Won't lie, I bought the game after I heard this (well, that and the hub-bub about the first game).  I saw a battle play out to this tune and decided to take a chance on it.  I love it.  A beautiful mix of techno synth and electric guitar, a catchy melody that never seemed to wear out.

Star Ocean 3 - The Cutting Edge of Notion
https://youtu.be/kFj-zNYb9n4
I'm a fan of the organ.  And oh man, this makes battle themes sound like when a garage rock band got together with the local organist from a baseball stadium and I love it.  And this game will have you fighting a LOT, but it's too good.

Bravely Default - Bell of Battle
https://youtu.be/3VXI2MF30zU
It's just too well composed.  Again the combination of rock n roll with some orchestrated elements is a beautiful blend.

Xenoblade X - Z37 Battle
https://youtu.be/7cf2jNiXJXk
The initial chaos is...a bit tough (I kinda like it in context as a 'fight or flight' moment for enemy engagement), afterwards (30 sec mark) starts some epic strings that really makes you feel like you're fighting for survival or something crazy

Shadow of the Colossus - Revived Power
https://youtu.be/ParUJ9Ll7dk
Unreal tune, it works TOO well in context, even when it's got that mechanical sound in the background going on (around 1 min in).  You feel like you can turn the odds as a puny man against something hundreds of feet taller than you. :P

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Honourable Mentions:
FF: Mystic Quest - Battle 1:   It's just...the cutest and coolest battle theme ever.
Tales of the Abyss - And the Arrow was Shot:  I like the remixes better, but this gets HM for a cool name. 

Dishonourable Mention:
> Chrono Trigger/Cross (both)... it's...okay I guess.  They both kinda fail the test because I got sick of both of them.  Trigger just sounds too much like nothing (I guess in a way it works for it's non-specific-time-period-sound), while Cross relies too much on a high-pitched fiddle that works the first few times, but you may tire of after the first dungeon.  Trigger lacks a memorable melody, and Cross exhausts listeners with some very fast-paced playing.
> Xenoblade (Time to Fight), yeah the standard Bionis theme does nothing for me.  Maybe, again, I just don't like the many violins playing some high notes, but it doesn't help that it OFTEN gets in the way of much more pleasant field music.  Sorry Shimomura, you know I love you for just about everything else, right?
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 20, 2015, 10:39:16 PM
Persona suxs and I'm pissed as hell that they're making Performa Emblem instead of doing literally anything else as a crossover (Super Mario Maker is a better crossover by default).

I also don't care for the current direction of the FE series since Awakening due to it turning more into Waifu Emblem. Granted, I didn't mind the way FE4 handled the generational gameplay, but that's because it wasn't screwing around with stupid shit like time travel or hyperbolic time chambers.

VNs can also go pound sand. How many endless variations of 'player stand-in goes to Japanese Anime Highschool and waifus a bunch of broken cunts in need of fixing/plugging' can a small chunk of humanity crank out in the space of 20+ years?

Any game with an overwhelming color pallet that looks like shit, is probably shit.

FFX has almost no goddamn enemy variety. Just the same ol' speedy dog, airborne bird/bat/whatever, armored shell guy, flan and the occasional fish, plus the odd FF regular sprinkled in for good measure.

Tales of Games are made of the worst parts of anime.

The SRW series hasn't had a good game since Z1.

Imageepoch games are uniformly bad (oh wait, that's not an opinion, that's a goddamn fact).

Level-5 sucks, and are bad, and write poopie games, filled with dumb grinding, and are only barely charming enough to get away with it (this is also not an opinion, but real truths).

Squeenix still sucks, but instead of just running roughshod over their IPs while trying to pretend that they're some kind of AAA developer, they're just sitting back and cashing in on all that gaming nostalgia from when they didn't completely suck.

Suikoden 3 was a good sequel (with issues admittedly, but as a sequel it pays out better than say FE10 did for FE9 or pretty much any Mana game ever made).

2D Zelda is vastly superior to 3D Zelda.

And the rest of this thread either agrees with me or are bad and wrong and should feel bad.
Code:
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I don't fully 100% "back these up", but... I don't think they're that wrong either.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 20, 2015, 05:20:02 PM
Doesn't Zone of the Enders have a literal 'cock pit'?

Real talk. Only awkward people found that funny. Either way, Zone of the Enders is ideally the one series that should make a comeback from Konami.

I guess I'm awkward...?  And I mean, c'mon, it's like impossible not to notice.
But anyways I've always wanted to play the series, but as it looks right now nothing is making a comeback at Konami.  It'd great if defunct games couldn't get picked up by other developers.  sigh.

45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 20, 2015, 04:58:23 PM
I think the entire FPS genre is peurile and overrated.

Saying that on an RPG board will make this possibly a popular comment. :P

> Dragon Quest does nothing for me, it's classic to a fault (admittedly, maybe it's the graphics, but the new one looks pretty af)
> tri-Ace are gameplay **masters** (note the word: game-play) (Oh except Valkyrie Profile which was way more elegant/tasteful with its depiction of death than most games).  
> Tales of the Abyss is probably the best game ever for its combination of plot and character development, maybe not the best in each area, but as a combination, it's bar-none.
> BoFIV > III

Um Ill think of more later
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