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6226  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 25, 2013, 10:08:52 AM
Attack on Titan

Jesus Christ this comic is intense.  Are you reading it?  Why aren't you reading it???
The terribly grotesque nature of the story and plot features what is nothing short of psychologically frail human beings that make the plot and characters of Neon-Gen: Evangelion look like a bunch of pussies.  The action is really fantastic (involving interesting developments, limbs flying or people getting crushed, or sometimes just sheer brutality -- one chapter barely relied on any words and just showed a good damn fight).  But amongst all that and all the "shitty things" that happen to the humans in the story, we get really strong characters whether they're main or secondary figures to the plot.  Every so often the story dips into other players in the story to help tell the other parts going on outside of the main three characters (sometimes going a few chapters without them even being really involved).

The art style is wonderful, although it can sometimes look a bit strange and awkward, but it still jives and works well within the story.  The Titans themselves can often be anywhere from perfectly fit to...incredibly misshapen and anatomically incorrect.  But this can add to the overall frightening character of the titans, especially with respect to when some open of their elongated arms or larger-than-normal mouths to pursue human flesh in a strange act of "giant-people" [i.e. Titans] engaging in what is basically cannibalism.  Quite often the horror is so up front and personal with characters you may have gotten to know to some extent and really feel their pain.  I can that of how NieR was similarly unafraid to wreck its characters or at least put them through hell.

I'm writing now because I'm sadly almost done what's available (iirc, it's 11 volumes so far).  I highly recommend it if you're bored with the slice-of-life or comedy types (you'll find little of that genre here), some good action, and a sense of macabre and fantasy.  I'm also writing in reaction to three bizarre and almost frightening plot twists that left me all "O"-faced.

If you don't like it you can come and find me and slap me.  There is a great atmosphere in this story, and I don't really feel like I'm reading the "typical" manga at all.
6227  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Annoying Moments in otherwise Great Games on: March 24, 2013, 11:50:46 AM
Mesh's wall o' text reminded me of a few other annoying aspects of otherwise popular games.

Chrono Cross: S.S. Zebless
Legend of Mana: The gameplay.
Ocarina of Time: Poe hunting, getting Dampé to dig up that piece of heart.

Adding to yours --

C Cross: Both Zelbess visits sucked duck.. I also hate the way the game takes you to new locations.  "Let's go there!" "oh, hokay"
Legend of Mana: I honestly don't get a lot of the additional character building elements... placing places to get materials is odd and terribly explained.  Also, I don't know if it's the script or translation, but I feel whenever I play it I'm reading "Mrewn flandrest clertersal ung prowerdening" -- it looks english, but I have no idea what's being said half the time or why.
i have no ideas whats going on
Ocarina of Time: Dampé as well, but his grave chase.  I usually don't fuck it up, but it's just annoying to deal with.  Numerous parts of the shadow temple (mostly because I think the hover boots suck ass), and I hate trying to sneak through the Gerudo fortress.
6228  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: March 24, 2013, 03:35:32 AM
I love men but that doesn't stop me from staring at this longer than I should have.
I think I'm more impressed that these over-sized breasts actually moving like breasts of that size might move.

6229  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 24, 2013, 01:32:09 AM
...but fuck balls if I asked them to lleave the battle system alone if they remade it again.


i dont know what this  means for CTs battle system.... but im also drunk.
6230  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 24, 2013, 12:56:44 AM
90% of the time, traditional ATB bores the hell out of me too unless it can add some distinctive adjunct to make it better (Radiant Historia's turn swapping, FFX's instant non-turn-wasting-character-tap-outs, Trails in the Sky's minor-SRPG element, Baten Kaitos' ????? system)

None of those examples are ATB...

I usually lump atb and turn-based together... mah bad.
6231  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 24, 2013, 12:14:25 AM
I'm the kinda guy who puts ATB on "Wait". I dislike being rushed.

samesies
6232  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 23, 2013, 11:56:23 PM
This isn't my first replay of FF7 obviously, but I guess I never ever paid attention properly to this part. :P

When Cloud is talking about his first mission with Sephiroth, the mako reactor in Nibleheim. He visits his mother who says

"Let me get a good look at you."
"So handsome."
"Is this a Soldier uniform then?"

Cloud then says "Mom...I" and then there is a memory skip, that flash of white thing. I guess I just now noticed that this scene he confesses to his mother he never made it into Soldier and what she thinks is the Soldier uniform is just the average Shinra grunt uniform he's wearing.

There are a LOT of memory skips when he talks to his mother. Obviously he forces himself not to remember them because she would be talking about events in his own life, not his Zack persona.

Man I forgot about that completely.  THe really kick to the gut is when she finishes that memory-skip montage with something like "I'll always be your mother".

...that whole sequence really takes a long. ass. time.  But I'd be damned if it didn't set up the rest of the game nicely (especially come CLoud's big plot reveal).  Games today don't really bother with flashback sequences it feels.
6233  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 23, 2013, 11:49:47 PM
90% of the time, traditional ATB bores the hell out of me too unless it can add some distinctive adjunct to make it better (Radiant Historia's turn swapping, FFX's instant non-turn-wasting-character-tap-outs, Trails in the Sky's minor-SRPG element, Baten Kaitos' ????? system)
6234  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 22, 2013, 09:42:03 PM
I got 99 problems and a girl is one.

I couldn't bring myself to call her a bitch. But yeah. Girl problems.

Sorry Dagger.  If it helps, I'm a [self-proclaimed] cool chicka -- I swear they exist (Yoda and Mongoosey can vouch!  ...dunno if Grim would, Mesh would give me a speech about Magnolia Thunderpussy or whatever awesome thing he said that one time)!!  :D
Hope it gets better.

HAPS:
- FINISHED 4 PAPERS and TWO TESTS in last TWO WEEKS.  I DID IT!!!  Celebration Tradition: Geting naked and drinking hot chocolate
- Sewing!  Converted a t-shirt that cuts way too close to my neck into a v-neck... I also lost a needle somewhere... D:
- Drawing "secret picture". 
- Gamed a bit too
- Surprised boyfriend with a bicycle!!  He was happy.  I also got him that comfy gel crotch seat.... I love those things.

WHY THE FUCK ARE DAYS SO SHORT. 
6235  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 22, 2013, 03:51:00 PM
His overalls and crop cut hoodie still makes him a wank.
6236  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 22, 2013, 03:41:57 PM
Not so sure about FFX-2 though, it basically ruins FFX's story.

Can you explain in how many ways X-2 is horrible? Because I really enjoyed my time with it (more so than X).
I wouldn't say that it is horrible, per se, but it does fuck up FFX's thematic elements. I thought story was one if FFX's biggest advantages and X-2 kind of messes that up retroactively due to everyone wanting a happy ending.

I agree with Ashton 100%. The finale of X was one of the ballsiest and most genuine in the series, and X-2 was like
Code:
'hur derp nope fayth magic'

If it helps, it takes the 100% to get him back in X-2 which is almost impossible without a guide.  And if you manage to achieve the 100% blind, you deserve a super duper nonsense ending.

I kinda would have preferred if Yuna "moved on".  Tidus was a giant wank anyways.
6237  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 22, 2013, 03:19:15 PM
Not so sure about FFX-2 though, it basically ruins FFX's story.

Can you explain in how many ways X-2 is horrible? Because I really enjoyed my time with it (more so than X).

Battle: X-2 > X
"Plot": X > X-2
Music: X >>>> X-2
Characters: Any other game.
Controls: I've never understood how this is graded.
6238  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: March 22, 2013, 03:15:15 PM
Three articles.  The first two detail the event, a teacher who had recently gotten a sex change was found killed.  The final article is an editorial by a writer who said the teacher should have been let go (written several months before her death). 

SEX CHANGE TEACHER FOUND DEAD: http://news.sky.com/story/1068118/sex-change-teacher-lucy-meadows-found-dead

"Sir" who became "Miss", school in shock over SEX CHANGE teacher: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sex-change-teacher-dies-aged-32-1777363

"Nathan Upton is not only in the wrong body...HES IN THE WRONG JOB" - http://web.archive.org/web/20121226073921/http:/www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2251347/Nathan-Uptons-wrong-body--hes-wrong-job.html

6239  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 22, 2013, 03:10:21 PM
Well I'll definitely be getting FFX in any case. Not so sure about FFX-2 though, it basically ruins FFX's story.

B-b-b-bb--b-b-b-b-b-b-bbutt bathing suits!!!!!!
And decent job class system.
6240  Media / General Games / Re: THEY'RE BRINGING BACK DUCKTALES (WOO-OO) on: March 22, 2013, 03:09:01 PM
I just had a nostalgia fart-attack...  OF ALL the titles in the world.... Amazing.
The cane pogo stick...omg.

Woo-oo.
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