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6286  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 30, 2011, 03:43:54 AM
Body language also helps.

Cross your arms/waist the entire time!

I have a friend like that too, Tomara... the bum even faked a phone call to say he was going on a date with someone in attempts to make me jealous or something.  We've patched things up, and nothing would make me happier than to reciprocate feelings of someone who does (I guess) love/adore you... if you felt the same.  Not easy.  But I think go, it's Paris and it'll be amazing. =)
6287  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: November 29, 2011, 11:11:50 PM
Well, I DID say my opinion on Wind Waker could change if I replayed it today. Some of the things I've grown more sensitive to (shut the fuck up Fi) were problems I kind of ignored in WW. I do think WW will still be one of my more liked Zelda stories though, TP in comparison felt like one of those anime movies that TRIED to be a big deal but nevertheless meant nothing in the grander scheme of things, plus like stated they could've used that to really shake up where the series went and what it did, potential only half realized in Spirit Tracks (and completely ignored in the more direct sequel, Phantom Hourglass).

TP's story suffered massively from being split in two almost completely distinct stories with it starting as an invasion from an unknown/alien force that perhaps even the Master Sword can't quite deal with and ending with watching Ganondorf try yet again only to get distracted by a fishing lure. I don't think anyone here is arguing that WW hasn't had one of the better stories until now but until we actually make it through this game we can't tell whether or not SS surpasses it or not.

Eus, the second half of your statement was kinda vague.  Dunno what you meant.

I was extremely keen on the relationship and much more serious tone TP took.  I thought wandering Hyrule with the Twilight realm in the horizon was amazing (topping that: when you go to the wolf-howl area, you see all the major landmarks while you're above the clouds).  Atmospherically, I think TP was astonishing: Hyrule, the castle, the world, never felt more "real" in a sense.  The relationship between Link and Midna is far greater to me than Link had with the sword-incarnate, Fi (who is just about completely humourless and without much heart.  She's damned cool... but sadly it ends there).

I thought WW's story was extremely refreshing though.  The water world, rather the reason for it was amazing, and the final fight made extremely epic.

lol, Skyward Sword did get Zelda to final admit...
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"Link, I used you!!!"
That was 25 years late.
6288  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: November 29, 2011, 03:27:53 PM
Will the Ezio costume be the only thing in the game that doesn't look ridiculous?



I *kinda* like Noel's outfit for it's little cultural leap.  But yeah... the Ezio outfit is more badass than even Sazh's nest-fro. Dx

Side note: There is going to be a Play Arts figure of the FFXIII-2 version of Lightning. Should be out sometime next month.

I dunno... the PlayArts figures kinda look... crappy.  I'd actually have a legit figure in a static pose than the creepy action figure with the protruding joints.
6289  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 29, 2011, 03:23:37 PM
terrified of puddycats

http://youtu.be/Vk58nOAZ7OA

Say whaaaaa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9DoJBlYAL8&list=FLwBqLezHTYwpTN9vRHbTOyw&index=9&feature=plpp_video
Maybe Dincrest might like this. :D
Awesome lyrics haha
6290  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: November 29, 2011, 11:34:47 AM
I prefer Zelda games to be less rigid (or at least less rigid FEELING) but Skyward Sword's just different enough, and addresses other issues I had before anyway. I don't feel as roped along by a narrative as I did in Twilight Princess, and the alternatives to the bug hunts ARE much better. Wind Waker is still my favorite 3D Zelda, but maybe that'll change if I replay it.

While I like WW, especially the exploration aspect of it all, I have one MAJOR gripe with it:
This game is a pain in the ass TOO often.  It sucks that the "first dungeon" (the Forsaken Fortress) has you swordless for 95% of it, and proactively avoiding enemies at risk of jail time (only to beat a few enemies with sticks) ...it's also visited twice.  That was weak.  Then there's two dungeons you gotta babysit some NPC around.  Using their powers is fun and all, but this game leaves you with enough to do.  Then there's those islands you gotta get, I think, the fire and ice arrows, and you're timed to do, and it's pretty close too.  I find the item responsiveness kinda sucks too, the grappling hook is a weak first weapon to boot.  Not to sound too much like a wuss, but the bosses are (both for better or worst) some of the hardest in a 3D Zelda.  Which is cool when you have a save point outside like in Skyward Sword, but damn it sucks when you gotta march through a dungeon again.  And while I said I *do* love the exploration aspect (and I also love playing treasure hunter), but changing the wind direction to get anywhere sucks.

Nevertheless, it's nice to see an extremely complex world in Skyward Sword.  Hyrule is full of secrets and puzzles to work out, probably the most since Majora's Mask made you do pre-temple work.
6291  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: November 29, 2011, 11:16:59 AM


wut?

Rather this than picking what mini-skirt for Serah to wear. :D
(I think I speak alone on that with a mostly male forum haha)
6292  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tattoo Artist Gets Revenge on Cheating Girlfriend on: November 29, 2011, 03:00:04 AM
Revenge is sweet.  But, yikes, it's scary.
6293  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Persona 4 anime? on: November 27, 2011, 11:54:18 PM
The camping trip episode was funny but it scarred me much deeper than the game.Particularly the curry cooking part.Ugghh

I hate that running-gag in Japan.  If someone is that bad a cook, they may as well be shot.  It's everywhere too; each anime has an amazing cook, and the one who cooks toxic-bacterial waste.
6294  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: November 27, 2011, 11:53:07 PM
Watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica this weekend. I enjoyed it, to be sure, but I feel like I was over-hyped on it. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't been told it was the best thing since sliced bread. I guess if I were a bigger fan of the Magical Girl genre the deconstruction of said genre would be more poignant, but to be honest aside from being a fan of Sailor Moon when I was like 6, I've not really watched much else. Still, the juxtaposition of art style and tone was striking, and very enjoyable, and the show itself was beautiful to watch. Definitely worth the time I spent watching it, but as I said... I wish people hadn't hyped it up to me quite so much; I went in with some unrealistic expectations.

I was happy, that with everything you watch in that show, and given the writer's previous work (see: Saya no Uta), the show didn't end of a down note.

I thought, especially the opening, the show made fun of the genre and challenged the sunshine, flowers and rainbows approach they usually have.
6295  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: November 27, 2011, 11:26:22 AM
Give gamers a Final Fantasy 6-style ensemble cast again.  Let me see an Alyx Vance or a April Ryan star in a JRPG. Let's see some Portal 2/Valve level writing in JRPGs. It sure as hell won't hurt them.


Now *that* would be nice.

FF13 folk's are walking emotions.

Lightning = Brooding
Fang = DOWN UNDA
Vanille = TEE HEE
Snow = Tenacity
Serah = Hope
Hope = Pussy

Please don't fuck this game up, Squeenix... you got a big enough grave you've dug already.

EDIT: A nuance; but does anyone get annoyed with the ages of some of these characters?  FFX and XIII made characters look a lot older than they are, IMO.  Wakka is 24 when he looks 30-something.  Hell, even Lightning looks 5 years older than she actually is; she looks late-20's than early 20's...
6296  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: November 27, 2011, 11:18:08 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Piano Arrange CD, Nov 24

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At the bottom of the cover it also says that it includes a special deco seal as well as the score of the game. Maybe this prompts a change to "Fan Book" as well - as written in the top right corner of the cover.

Edit: Oh, and it includes a double-sided poster, too.

I'm still at that point where I wouldn't be able to recognize many of the songs... of course, it doesn't help that the game cranks up SFX of Link yelling and fighting while it puts the music super quiet. >=/
6297  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 27, 2011, 03:43:39 AM
LoZ: Skyward Sword

Wow.  For a dungeon, the Ancient Cistern is exceptionally lovely looking for most of it.  I like the Buddhist Temple look, and it's nice to see "daylight" in a dungeon.  The mid boss sucked.  I'm horrible at this game, I think.  And some of the 1:1 response is giving me issues... Sometimes I hit for one angle and I get another...  anyways, I bombed the asshole to death.  Tulta munille!!!! literally!  Love it.
6298  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 27, 2011, 03:09:32 AM

Love him


Since the internet, Earth has gotten really obnoxious... and I lurv it.


Awww....


First world problems.


Always when you have a stiff shoe on too


Sent this to a bud of mine


Hee hee, Star Trek love.
6299  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 27, 2011, 02:57:21 AM
Happy Anniversary, dearest Yoda.



Beautiful.  Congrats you two!!! :D
6300  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: November 26, 2011, 11:41:26 AM
So, thoughts?

I think I'm at the half way point.  So lessee...

- I love it the more I play.  Being honest, I wasn't too keen at first, and getting used to the controls was half of the battle.  But it's grown a helluva lot on me.
- Lanayru was the coolest place to visit.  And probably the most interesting land to visit in a long-ass time in the series.
- The bosses haven't been TOO challenging yet.  Probably the big fault of the Zelda series: if you know what to expect, it's easy (TP's final slew of bosses, the second time I fought them, I think I lost ....3 hearts...maybe).  The Scorpion was super duper easy.
- I still fuck up between holding the Item button down to bring it up and just hitting it once.  More option, hell, ANY options would have been nice.
- The Goron is adorable
- Groose is awesome
- Batreaux is funny
- Harp playing is kinda crappy (Fi pulls a weird face when she sings too: =O )
- Repairing your shield is a pain in the ass, I'm not keen on the whole shield thing.
- As cool as Fi is, she's just not nearly as awesome a companion compared to Midna... I think it's awesomel and weird that for the first time, Link's travelling buddy is the same size as him.
- I'm on the fence about the stamina gauge.  I don't know if I like it better than constantly hearing "YA" and "EEAAGH" because I rolled around everywhere.  But the normal walk-run can be a bit slow.
- The dungeons are probably the shortest the series has ever seen, but they're extremely well crafted.  Heck...The whole game is.  I'm really happy
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