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6091  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: December 22, 2011, 06:38:33 PM
Man, you guys are total downers. I've been looking forward to getting this for Christmas, but all these comments are killing it for me. To be perfectly honest, I don't even like waggle gameplay, but for Zelda I'm making an exception. I don't look forward to flapping my arms like an idiot. Just what I need to do is inflame my chronic pain while playing a freaking video game. So doc, I was playing a video game, and...

They're just griping because it isn't the "BEST GAEM EVAR!!!111...", but it's still an excellent game and one I feel puts the last two console Zeldas to shame. There isn't any particular point where the game hands you a macguffin out of the blue like in WW and the game is far more coherent and coordinated than TP was. Yes, the sky was pretty bland overall and the game kinda suffered from a distinct lack of region diversity and yes I'll admit the day/night thing feels like it got the sheers during the editing phase but a lot of those gripes that Dice mentioned is just useless bitching and whining about not having more. There being only one town; kinda hard to justify more of them given that a) they're in the sky and b) this is supposed to be Zelda Origins so having only one settlement kinda makes sense thematically (wait for The Dark Link before whining about the lack of towns). The Beetle being slow; makes sense when you're doing things like navigating mushroom filled tunnels which would be a lot more difficult to do at breakneck speeds. And so on....

Basically just ignore them and try it yourself.

Eat ass with that comment, Aeolus. 

I hope you read my final major gripe and comment that stated the fact the game was gettin 90%'s or higher, when there is still quite a bit wrong with it.  Another issue I had was also when a PREVIOUS installment did things better.  I thought the point of a sequel was to rival or "move up" in a series.

And I'm sorry if me hating the game for having TWO bosses fought on THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS is "useless bitching". 

The upgrade system IS BASIC AT BEST, and not all upgrades are even useful.

And I'm sorry if I hate reading the same fucking item descriptions every time I booted the game.  I didn't mind hearing it the first 80 times, but after a while, it DOES get rather tiring.

I thought some of my arguments were fair points, and definitely factors that would have been complained about if this had been any other series.

Furthermore, I did say I liked the game, a lot.  But I think it's fair to say that the game was an "infant" in it's new concept and take on the series with what can be even greater in the future.

Did you play the game or was it TEH BSET EVAR to you.  And I'm sorry I sound like a mindless retard to you too, what with all the "!"s and "1"s.... >:/
6092  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: The Last Guardian on: December 22, 2011, 04:26:11 PM
MISLEADING URL.  HATE.
6093  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: December 22, 2011, 12:30:23 PM
Man, you guys are total downers. I've been looking forward to getting this for Christmas, but all these comments are killing it for me. To be perfectly honest, I don't even like waggle gameplay, but for Zelda I'm making an exception. I don't look forward to flapping my arms like an idiot. Just what I need to do is inflame my chronic pain while playing a freaking video game. So doc, I was playing a video game, and...

Haha it's nothing that intensive!  Wrist flailing is more the issue than the entire arm. :P

The game IS good, very good.  You won't think of the issues as you're playing it.  You will enjoy it.  But I am sick of the "BEST ZELDAR EVAR" comments when it has it's issues and is far from flawless.  I'd buy it again for $50 it costs.
6094  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: December 22, 2011, 12:04:04 PM
My Beefs:

- Upgrading is mostly pointless.  Increased Bomb/Arrow bags aren't needed because when you do need either item there's always a ton of stuff to break for it.  Bombs are already automatically re-grown anytime you find a patch.
- The Beetle.  It's slow.  I'm glad the game doesn't "pull a Zelda" by needing it for the boss (*groan*).  Upgrades to it are pointless too: "speed up" is only till it grabs something, then it's slow again; and "increased life" is never needed since everything will be within it's reach.
- Dungeons really take second fiddle, it's nice land areas have more to do, but dungeons aren't nearly as cool or clever.
- More money than you know what to do with.
- Pouch system: the fact the game is easy enough without it is beyond the point.  Weird too, I somehow fit a shield in there, and picking/drinking a bottle accidently happened more than I like.
- Bow & Sling aren't nearly as fun to use, the lack of a Z-target option makes them more inconvenient as a kill tool so the game can focus purely on "motion controls".  The game focuses too much on sword play...which reminds me...
- Lack of enemy variety.  There's like... 6 main types.
- Final Dungeon.  REALLY cool concept, I hated how it recycled previous dungeon designs...
- Sailing was way, way more interesting when you found an island.  It's nice that flying is more intuitive... by making me "flap" the controller like I'm having a retard attack.
- Story is seriously hack.  Zelda is all cool, then she gets her hospital-whites and she's serious and a lot less fun.  I wanna grab those fucking hair ornaments, they defy gravity... and her nose looks like a purple-pink plum.  The Imprisoned are silenced by a giant island falling on them.  Lame. 
- NPCs weren't more than meets the eye the way Majora's Mask did beautifully.  I know MM is a special case... but (for example) the Fortune Teller breaks his ball, the Dad loses his kids rattle, the Girl is in love.... all for gratitude crystals?  Blah...
-Fighting a boss three times happens TWICE.  I kinda get Ghirahim's case, but the Imprisoned are just annoying, and the last two are fought way too close together.
- Night/Day system is a lost concept.
- Faron Woods doubling as a really lame Water area.
- Fi is useless.  I can't relate to her during the ending.  She was seriously lost potential, and a huge step back and a falling down the stairs compared to Midna.  She gives you like 5 things to talk about, each boring.  And her percents got old, she was right all the fucking time anyways.
- Lack of Grandeur, no scene really felt too important... getting the Master Sword was a surprisingly tame event... maybe it's because it took "proving yourself" in the 3 lands on 3 separate occasions to get it.
- Motion Controls.  Not so much the whole thing, and not so much READING MOVEMENT so much as TRACKING DIRECTION.  Thrusts especially gave me some trouble.
- The game is still too easy.  Hero mode solves nothing.

I really do like the game, but the 9's, A+, and gold stars or whatever are clearly getting a "but it's a Zelda game" type of review.  It's a lot of fun, but I really think it's a "starting effort" in terms of the motion controls.
6095  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 22, 2011, 02:46:31 AM

Funny enough...I was looking up a bunch of Coen Bros. flicks I wanna rewatch on imdb. 

EDIT To stay on Topic: I played nothing today.
6096  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: December 22, 2011, 02:39:06 AM
I don't know what FF vocal theme I liked less: That one, or Melodies of Life.

Though the XIII-2 one is shaping up to be even more generic and boring.

Oh man... yeah, I'm not digging this era of melodramatic 90's slow movie-credits-type music.  Melodies of Life at least had decent in-game instrumental pieces...  But sung they're so full of sap. 

Credit to Type Zero for picking a male band... and one that's not Gackt (a la FF7:DD)

Weird saying Kingdom Hearts did a better job with the pop.  Fuck, any other series has.
6097  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: December 22, 2011, 02:31:21 AM
During the worst time in my life, I loved that stupid FF8 ending theme... but I also remember thinking: "there's no fucking way a guy could ever sink his teeth into this".
6098  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 22, 2011, 02:27:36 AM
Fucking Dice, taking it easy for all us sinners

Sinners..?
6099  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 22, 2011, 02:16:00 AM
uh wat lol ^



Anyway, been playing Ico from the collection. Enjoyable, about an hour in. Yorda can be a dummy

Sorry messed up Haps with Journ..  I'm pretty tired and just came off a bake.
6100  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: December 22, 2011, 02:13:02 AM
Face it, FFII was a proto-SaGa game and you know it (granted it was the reason why SaGa became its own thing).

And that's a series that alternates between mad genius and just plain madness.

The only one I managed to like was SaGa 2 ....god I hate typing that title, pain in the ass mid-shifting. >:/

Looking back... I couldn't tell you what the fuck Final Fantasy 8 was about even if I tried.  A lot of FF9 is a bit of a blur.  Bad writing?  Convoluted?
6101  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 22, 2011, 02:07:04 AM
blah blah
6102  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus Game Announcement Thread - Mark 2 on: December 22, 2011, 01:00:35 AM
LOL, EB Games *Canada* fucking leaked it?

GOOD JOB, DICE.

Only trying to help the people of the board.
6103  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Next "Trails" game announced for PSP on: December 22, 2011, 12:53:58 AM
JRPGs on computer just seems wrong though.

Not so much with Falcom [and Japan] but I know what you mean.

I'd take it over not getting the series.  I think circulation would work in XSeed's favor as well.
6104  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 21, 2011, 11:49:38 PM
Oh my sweet fuck....  I watched the movie Drive (logo is hot pink, heh :/ ), and I think my jaw hit the floor on five separate occasions.  Simple, but great story, wonderful, but non-complicated, cinematography, and the very 80's, but non-80's era, soundtrack was really cool.  This movie is awesome, but a tough baby to recommend.  But I do really recommend it for something different, and surprisingly and disturbingly brutal.  It's a slow build, but big finish.
6105  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 21, 2011, 11:30:52 PM
Playing some Guardian Heroes and Crono Trigger lately. Gettin' ready to go tear Magus and his crew a new one:)

Robo is the tits.
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