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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: June 23, 2014, 05:47:15 PM
Interesting, but it always worries me when Japanese creators say they are making something with a Western audience in mind.

It ranges wildly from meaning "It won't be a slice of life anime type game" to "it has guns in it and everything is grey".

Or


To be fair, we did end up getting the better deal out of that package.


Either way though, just the fact that we're hearing from the guy behind the series doing something game related is a hell of a lot better than hearing that Konami has just contacted Tri-Ace to make a Suikoden game for them (because they don't remember how to make RPGs).

Oh I'll never deny that. 
Father-Daughter felt a billion times more real/honest... and less weird.

I feel like all Konami is doing these days is giving the MGS series all the money it wants.  Or my memory is failing me about what else is happeing.
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: June 23, 2014, 05:12:38 PM
Interesting, but it always worries me when Japanese creators say they are making something with a Western audience in mind.

It ranges wildly from meaning "It won't be a slice of life anime type game" to "it has guns in it and everything is grey".

Or
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: June 23, 2014, 01:50:59 PM
This was the first time I've ever watched a soccer match start to finish. I don't know any rules and I thought it was kind of tacky. The added 5 minutes made no sense to me either. It allowed Portugal more time to not get eliminated by a loss. I told my fiance it seemed rigged. I must be used to the NBA haha.

They don't stop the clock in soccer; so the extra "five minutes" was due to injury and the like "stopping" the game.  NBA games go on *forever* in that five minutes because they KEEP stopping the clock and reconfiguring play tactics and all that jazz.

Rigged.  Eh.  The NBA definitely is. :P
I like soccer, but it would be about 1,000 times better without players dying of every injury they get (and then walking it off a few seconds later).
64  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda for the Wii U on: June 23, 2014, 01:14:03 PM
The painting mechanic was well used for the most part, aside from a few problems I had with it. The dungeons felt creative and fun aside from the fact that they were all mostly based on one or two tools. I also never, EVER, EEEVER used that boomerang once. Not once. It was useless. This game has gotten me really pumped for Zelda U. I really hope they don't call it that.

There's only ONE place the boomerang is used and it's one of those mini-rupee puzzle dungeons... yeah.
However, since you're given WAY too much money in that game anyways, boomers cut grass and bushed and (of course) do that awesome retrieval in one awesome toss (but yeah you never-ever actually need it).

Old habits die hard. When I played ALBW, I still ended up doing the second set of dungeons in (mostly) ALttP order, when possible. Except they switched where the ice and lava dungeons were, but I still wound up doing Turtle Rock last.

Probably best.  The shield is not particularly useful and by difficulty standards that dungeon is really out to hurt you at any point it can.  I always felt the Swamp Palace best to go after first to get the tunic (and make Hero Mode slightly easier).

I'm glad the new Zelda is going for a very non-linear or very open world style.  Skyward Sword was so annoying for that.  The Sky gave too much freedom (i.e. you can go wherever you want but there's almost jack-all to do) and the ground didn't really let you explore because the cookie-cutter environment (Lethal Lava Land, Shifting Sand Land, and Foliage Forest with fifteen-minute Water World).  I find it funny that link Shadow of the Colossus you really don't need to occupy the players every two seconds with some environmental hazard to keep the player entertained.... The gaming "downtime" is just as important as the action-packed times.
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 23, 2014, 01:51:44 AM

omg, this is really cute, and I don't even find Nopons that adorable at all (HOWEVER!  I do admire their independence and not simply "mascot character" status!).

@ Dice wrt Kidicarus: Do you have a 3DS or a 3DSXL?

Xenoblade - Hanging out with Hermione on the hand. Played this for like two hours. Why did I convince myself I didn't like Xenoblade? Also is plush Rikis a thing?

Cuz Xenoblade is awesome.  It's like the single-player-FF12-offline-MMO done completely right.

And I'm playing on the XL --- why do you ask?
(I suppose camera-ing it with a bigger screen is somewhat problematic I guess??)

I heard the bigger screen made aiming easier but you have the added weight so it's harder to hold. IDK I thought the pure controller controls worked fine for the ground stuff.

I think I'll o mess around with that tonight because I can't sleep.

Eh, not really... aiming is sharp enough; I just hate how the camera moves; you really gotta press on it and it doesn't feel "all there" by way of how responsive it is... And between moving, aiming, dodging, shooting, and everything else I just hate trying to work the camera in.

I *love* the game, and I love playing it, but the controls are just an annoying "itch" you gotta deal with between the rough and tumble of a good melee fight.
66  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: June 22, 2014, 11:39:29 PM
^ Thank you so much for this --- I'm feeling dicky for not noticing this post sooner

I'm glad Samus got a bit of a buff.  She was definitely the one *I* had trouble closing with in the previous two titles; but otherwise WiiFit trainer is the one I'm most curious to use [of the newcomers]. :P
Definitely hope to see some balancing in this title.

RUMOR:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3540491/
Shulk in Smash (hopefullynotanassisttrophy)?
67  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Games for Sale on eBay on: June 22, 2014, 11:15:45 PM
Ouch, just want Alter Code...go figure. :(
I do like your sale posts though!
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 22, 2014, 11:11:54 PM

omg, this is really cute, and I don't even find Nopons that adorable at all (HOWEVER!  I do admire their independence and not simply "mascot character" status!).

@ Dice wrt Kidicarus: Do you have a 3DS or a 3DSXL?

Xenoblade - Hanging out with Hermione on the hand. Played this for like two hours. Why did I convince myself I didn't like Xenoblade? Also is plush Rikis a thing?

Cuz Xenoblade is awesome.  It's like the single-player-FF12-offline-MMO done completely right.

And I'm playing on the XL --- why do you ask?
(I suppose camera-ing it with a bigger screen is somewhat problematic I guess??)
69  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 22, 2014, 11:08:36 PM
Orphan Black ...

OB kinda got me miffed this season...
It was good; but the show reeaaally needs to get to the point; I feel like we're opening only more questions than we have gotten to any answers at all.

Code:
For spoiler territory:
I do love the idea of a male clone; I wonder what kind of screen time he'll get next season --- Tatiana's presence is demanding enough.
And I swear to god I hope Kira isn't some sort of magical super cure magical girl child...
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 22, 2014, 06:14:09 PM
Kid Icarus Uprising!

= Welcome back, Kid Ic!  Indeed, it's been a very long time
= I'm up to Ch 6.

= The game is, surprisingly and actually, funny!  Jokes often roll with silly wordplay, making fun of the obvious, breaking the 4th wall, and so on.

= I really like Ali Hillis as a voice actress.... and when she's not forcing a brooding and huskier voice like she does for FF13's Lightning.  Pit's VA really jives with the goofy dialogue well too and the two work well together bantering almost half the time.

= Yes, the controls really, really are annoying.  I think the idea of using the touchscreen to aim/control the camera was a bad idea.  I like the agency you have to either shoot or do melee attacks on the field, but it sucks when a lot of great gameplay mechanics are at the mercy of you getting along with how you have to hold the system.  I'm really worried about this when it comes to later levels and bonus challenges.

= On that; I LOVE how much there is to this game.  I love yielding better prizes for a more difficult experience, I love that there is hidden stuff and bonus challenges, I love that levels are broken up between fighting in the sky and on ground.  You can tell this game was made by people who love to play and know what they'd want from a title (well, besides "simple controls" apparently).

= Bosses have surprisingly little HP.  But still provide decent challenge and are pretty interesting.

= I'm like 90% certain Sakuraba does a few tracks; and 93% certain the main artist is the fella who did Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia and Suikoden: Trierkreis.

= The new vs nostalgic tone is really great too.  Pit's theme sounds beautiful orchestrated; and the Reapers theme is back too (which would be creepy again if not the rest of the game being so amusing).  The graphics too look brilliant.  Medusa's NES>3DS "makeover" is certainly impressive.
71  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 21, 2014, 12:19:58 AM
So after binging on Orange is the New Black, which was fantastic, I'm starting Louis.

Kind of depressing but real

I've wanted to get to Louis, kinda skeptical right now though given that I've heard it is kinda depressing... How so?

And yeah, new season of Orange is the New Black was excellent.  The show always strikes a great balance between shit prison, great chuckles, and some legitimate feels.  I love that the show has you rooting for convicts and officers alike.
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Transistor on: June 20, 2014, 09:59:44 PM
On my "I really wanna fucken play this" but not till sale/more money happens. :(
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 20, 2014, 03:35:44 PM
Finally confronted my mother about the verbal abuse my brother throws my way nearly everything I see him. Her response: Oh, that's just the way he is.

Like it's okay.

Like it's my fault it hurts when he call my job, my friends or me as a whole worthless. And I've tried to act normally toward him, but he rarely answers e-mails and when we meet in person, it's usually something about how I'm lazy, I should have a partner by now and how I'm failing at life. I have told him to stop, but he just starts again later. Or he just ignores me, that happens too.

According to my mother he just has a hard time with people who are disabled, have a different skin colour or are, you know, female. That's why he uses derogatory terms for pretty much everyone who isn't a white middle class male like he is. And apparantly that totally okay.

I'm so sick of it. You know, if I suddenly died in a car accident, I don't think I would care all that much right now.

I'm really sorry to hear that.
I sort of get a [very lite] version of the same where my parents don't do a damn thing about confrontation between my brother and I --- their way of being "equal"[?] or something.  We don't usually fight, or rather, certainly not to the level you and your brother do...
Even if not that, I got plenty of issues with my folks; my dad has a temper and my mum is definition couch potato who also hordes.

I think there are ways to deal with it...
1) Talk it out with him; like a real, juicy, heart on the sleeve, etc.  Talk it with your mum, let her know that kind of treatment from the bro is really innapropriate, and maybe for him too.
2) Ignore it.  Completely.  Shut it out, say you don't care/you're not listening.
3) Find pleasure in other things; hobbies, friends, etc. Make your spaces your sanctuary
4)

Lord knows I love my family, but I don't always like them (if that makes sense); and certainly some of the BS you might run into or have to deal with is not AT ALL a thing you'd ever put up with from anyone BUT family.  Know you wouldn't be the first person who, the day you do move away, will be happy to not have to wake up to their family...  I can't really offer anything by way of advice, but take it a day at a time, and take it as well as you can --- rise above it if you can (however you want to take that).  I speak for myself here, because maybe I should shut my trap more often --- but I doubt I could really stay silent myself. 

Your fellow 'Fanners are always hear to listen (or if you wanna keep it between gurrls for whatever reason or on certain matters you can always PM me).

I'm BACK AT THE GYM....  MY EVERYTHING HURTS.

^ Dicey trying
74  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Harvest Drama: Story of Trademarks on: June 20, 2014, 02:45:34 PM
Season's Story?

Season's Harvest?

Low Pay, Hard Work, Early Mornings, Long Days?

Monsanto™?
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: June 20, 2014, 02:38:41 PM
Yeah I'm surprised how quickly Western Europe is getting knocked out of this ---- lots of surprises.

Ah well, there's always another way to take part
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