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6271  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Playstation 1 RPGs on: June 25, 2012, 11:27:00 PM
If that counts as BAD PSX 2D, I can't imagine what's good, so yeah, I'm shenrious. :)

I can see his point, they don't have a lot of frames of animation, especially compared to the sprites in the two Breath of Fire games which are beautfiully smooth.

The standing animation looked fine, they sort of bobbed on the spot or whatever, and it's to a scale that not even BoF hit unless it was for bosses (SF2 has a pretty big character roster).  Given the budget and the fact it tried to work with some dynamic (the sliding around), not even BoF did that (BoF3 was two directions, front and back, then mirrored to hit the opposite angle, and BoF4 was just everyone "facing off" in one direction -- and also, they're an exception of high quality 2D sprite work, not the standard... come to think of it, has SquareSoft ever done outstanding 2D work??).

Wow, am I the only one who likes the big-sprite battles?
6272  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: June 25, 2012, 11:20:35 PM
That was a weird punishment... I don't know how I feel about it though (something about it sounds really medieval too; today you usually just pay some crappy find and move on). 

I agree the 11 year old was wrong -- but she's fucken 11, kids do crazy stupid shit when they're kids.  And it was against a 3 year old; how much do they really know or care about what's going on with their hair really??
6273  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Playstation 1 RPGs on: June 25, 2012, 12:19:28 PM
Dice-  isn't Tri-Ace working on some 3DS dungeon crawler? which reminds me, I still need to play Resonance of Fate.

They did.  And they did a PSP game.  Both of which were less than stellar which is really disappointing for a bias fan, such as myself, to hear.

I'm hoping a lack of announcements right now means they're doing something for the PS360.

notsureifsrs.jpg     >.<

If that counts as BAD PSX 2D, I can't imagine what's good, so yeah, I'm shenrious. :)
6274  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Playstation 1 RPGs on: June 25, 2012, 01:17:59 AM
SaGa Frontiet II: though the sprites aren't all that great.

Are you mad???  Did you forget about the "HD battles"?
6275  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 24, 2012, 11:22:05 PM
Anyone been playing Pokemon Conquest?

Need opinions, cause I wanna play it.

I want it too.  The peeps on the Tales forum are loving it, but they're poke-tarded over there more than I've ever been.
6276  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 24, 2012, 12:44:49 PM
Timestalkers has an awesome overworld.... but it's the weirdest fucking game ever.

Breath of Fire III -- Commencing with the "Balio & Sunder Saga".  Nina has to have the cutest sprite ever.  But in general, the 2D spritework is stunning.  I know this is nothing far-fetched, but I wonder why the older Nina art and older Nina sprite are so disgustingly different (like, seriously, she loses that cuteness when she's older and just looks stupid).
6277  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 24, 2012, 12:38:48 PM
I'm jealous; I want to shave my head because I think the shaolin monk look would actually be a decent appearance for me. Wife absolutely does not want it to happen though. XP She lets me pass with so much crap I can't refuse the few small things she insists on.

Boyfriend likes long hair... so do I, but goddamn it gets annoying when it gets caught on things.  That, and the average person loses like 100 hairs a day, it's annoying to string off long ass hairs.

Answering Dev Art messages, I get a PM... it says "Hey".  WTF, that's it... 'HEY'.  Goddamn people.  There's 7 billion people on this planet, I guess all of them can't say "unique" or interesting things -- but this is less than half-assed.  I hate that even on YouTube comments, stuff like "OMG so AWESOME", or "Cool".  There ya go... way to contribute.



Work today.  Ramen dinner later at this awesome joint in Toronto.  The fucking happiness that is after a shitty fucking weekend shift at Gamestop.
6278  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 24, 2012, 02:12:45 AM
Yeah -- the show is really suffering from how rushed it is.  You never got a chance to really sit in with how hard it would hit an *avatar* to lose her bending (it came back no more than five minutes later!).  And she technically got it back in a fan-service moment because she was sad. D: 
An event that major I think would sit better and more strongly if she lost it at least for a full episode.  Her being able to reverse seal felt entirely too convenient and I felt that the Benders vs. Non-Benders theme got dropped all too swiftly and without any real resolution for such a major plot point.
I didn't feel that Dante Brasco really fit the role or did too much, but it was good to see the Fire Bending monarch's lineage living on in General Iroh.

It was a good episode, but certainly lacked the punch at the end in everything but that final "glowing" moment for Korra when everything for her got back to normal.  But, and I think most of all, major kudos to Tarlok.  And also, I'm actually kinda glad Korra didn't need an Avatar state to finish her battle over Amon. Definitely nice to have it saved for the "next threat".

I can only wonder what the next season will bring up (and pray on some huge ass miracle they extend it to 24 episodes...but...well, one can dream).


PS:  Did Iroh abandon his fleet?
6279  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunken impulse buys online on: June 23, 2012, 03:07:18 PM
Truthfully I wasn't even drunk, but that's what I told my boyfriend.

The entire boxset of Touched by an Angel.

That's the most awesome excuse.

Omg... the smile that hit my face when I saw that. xD
6280  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 23, 2012, 01:35:31 PM
http://youtu.be/6k0XUAfIlxA

HOLY FUCKWIN!!!   Black Dynamite is coming to TV!!! xD
YAAAaaaaa!
6281  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Few Sentence Reviews:3+/-1Lines on: June 23, 2012, 03:44:41 AM
I kinda nabbed this with Aeolous' Breath of Fire rundown, thought it'd be fun.  Describe games as quick as possible, reviews are too long to read in this day and age.  Extra points if you can peg off whole series'.



So, let's go with what I was gonna respond to Aeo...

Let's go with it...
BoF1 -- Weird game, but memorable and classic. Lol to white/black man on the party, but I was real fond of the save-music tune.  Amazing, diverse cast was a real perk too.

BoF2 -- Dungeons from fucking hell.  Really cool title with mature story line (for it's time, and is still kinda freaky), stunning graphics, awful music, great design, and cool fusion system that was weird (SOLO!!).  The fucking Frog Kingdom can get nuked for all I care though -- what a bunch of bullshit for a shit character.  I'm pretty sure that, although a looker, Nina has a mullet.

BoF3 -- I hate the adult overworld music, I love the swanky kid's one.  Great game, dragon gems were balling, and awesome characters held back by the worst text scrolling EVER.  Amazing graphics, but odd setting...  Momo <3.  Annoying dungeons.  Also, alarmed that the game opens with you as a dragon clearly roasting Mogu and Bo (love the opening mural referecing BoF1 -- that's like seeing a PSX game in HD today)

BoF4 -- Love the world and atmosphere (love the combination of cultures and folklore), cool battle system mechanics that is all too easy to realy take advantage of its more complex systems.  Music was outstanding, animations were too.  Amazing motley crew cast.  Fou-Lu scenarios lets you see the "enemy's" side of things -- why don't more games do this?

BoFV -- The best black sheep a series could see (it changed everything, like how FF13 tried but it couldn't get over the hump).  Hard; nicely countering 4's easiness.  Love Ryu talking and Nina not (for disturbing reasons).  I loved the direction -- why is it over??  Dark setting, unique to the realm of gaming in general.  Taught less is much, much more.  Made every move you make as something that counts.

Goodbye Breath of Fire, we hardly knew ye.
6282  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Playstation 1 RPGs on: June 23, 2012, 03:24:14 AM
^^ Pretty much this -- I don't think I could go back to a "normal" difficulty run.  Some aficionados of the game swear that it's easier to get through the on Hard since the rewards are MUCH better than the extra effort you need to put into the higher difficulty.  Plus the game is good with exploiting tricks (the one dungeon with the crystalized broad is the ONLY place to level grind since you can make enemies respawn without wasting periods).

I don't know about any others here feeling the same way, but the exclusive Hard Mode dungeons are some of the most memorable dungeon experiences I've had the pleasure to play.

And I want Lawfer's weird anime/realism hybrid babies.

*sigh*  What the fuck ya up to these days, TriAce??  I miss you...
6283  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Leading Women? (A Dicey-Rant Topic?!) on: June 22, 2012, 03:37:21 PM
Grievance? Let's take a look at Snow and Lightning's relationship, regardless of what I think about the game's story:

Snow:

-Treats Lightning with respect and like family and calls her "Big Sis"
-Honestly cares about Serah, wanting to save, protect, and take care of her
-Cares about the happiness and well-being of others

Lightning:

-Treats everyone like crap and disrespect
-Treats Snow like EXTRA crap with additional disrespect
-Doesn't give a shit about Serah's happiness, to say nothing of those not related to her

Yet I'm supposed to root for Lightning, because she's a woman. If the genders were switched and Lightning was a man calling Snow, a woman, a whore who didn't deserve his brother, people would be pissed. Something here isn't right.

I'm talking otherwise, Snow wouldn't shut up about his "hero" nonsense when it didn't get him very far in the first place.  You say he respects Serah, but also takes off to search for Lightning (a respectable cause no doubt) -- but leaves her for THREE YEARS and is mucking around in a forest at that no closer than ever.

Lightning reminded me of my dad in that sense.  Don't think he'd like it much if I brought an older rebel home.  And the ice queen warmed up by the end (she hit him in that one FMV on Pulse, but got over it and resolved to get her back).  Again, I don't take the cinematics/scenes in FF13 seriously -- most are ridiculous.  (Snow for example: Rebel fighting for his fiance sounded *awesome* on paper... till he opening his damn mouth and annoyed players.  Vanilla was trying to fulfill a mission from [iirc?] 500 years in the past to get another one in the present.... till she fucking skipped and squeaked around the field with a stupid fishing net weapon).

And Star, I believe you're right.  It's hard to define the feminine and masculine and what we expect from a good lead (I always thought a bit of both?).  Though I always found the sexualized-action-woman who parades like an angry man a sort of humourous type leading lady. We get a problem of definition, where a woman can't be "tough" without sort of calling back to it being a "masculine" thing.
6284  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles Duel announced on: June 22, 2012, 03:22:55 PM
Not if the return is better on a PSP/V.
6285  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Leading Women? (A Dicey-Rant Topic?!) on: June 22, 2012, 03:18:26 PM
With all due respect to Lightning...I'd probably punch Snow too though.  Not only for being a grievance but for thinking a 7-ft man is going to stick it in my barely legal and half-sized twig of a sister.  I admired her toughness because her sister was her only family and she wanted to protect what was sort of broken (big "sis" was playing the roles of mom and dad).  Anything aside from basis of her character concept I kind-of muddled in with standard F13-characterization-rubbish that everyone suffered from (making the antics worse than what we see on your least favorite Thursday night drama).

I found Serah a much more irritating lead for falling for all common FF-women tropes aside from kicking ass that she was already programmed to do from the start (where at some point she departed from being passive NPC to "ass-kicker-debutant" with a new change of clothes).  She was still hopeful, cavity-causing-sweet, and her role virtually made no sense.  Her engagement to the ape-man-alpha-male is even more offensive -- I don't even think Squeenix takes it seriously given the Paradox ending they had with him in it.

And Grim.  Not reviewers themselves (thank god, I'm sure the public would destroy their credibility in such an event); but just from people responding to reviews.  You see it on YouTube as well.  And while I know the masses of YouTube aren't top-graduating laureates, it's still...troublesome that it's so easy to make fun of women, for just the same easily peg them as not as good as men.
I guess I'm troubled to think that any good person is *that* narrow and small in their thinking, or to think its right to some extent.  I realize men and women are better at things than others, but ultimately the world always works to put women in 2nd for many, many, many ...centuries.

I've cooled down....
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