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6376  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 14, 2012, 10:08:39 PM
ARGH!!! JUST WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER!!!!..... I've been muddling through what I thought to be the last few hours of Star Ocean First Departure, just to finish it since I've already invested the time I have and what do I come to discover....????
After beating Asmodeus, and watching some terrible dialogue I am now thrust into yet another "save the friend" scenario with my still uninspiring band of under-developed-losers on another visually putrid planet.....

What I hate the most is, ESPECIALLY for it's time, the original SNES version did waaay more.
Look at Mt. Metox.  On PSP it's BROWN.  It's a mountain of mud.  But here, it's flourishing.  There was no generic, makeshift, world map implemented between areas either.  The video before shows it, it's way prettier to walk between areas, fauna and flora are everywhere, and so do old columns and streams.  It's a much better experience.  And at least back then there was a more understandable lack of character development, it didn't really happen often then.  But now?  There's no excuse.  I'd love to play a remake that tries to build on it's story or characters if possible.

I think one thing that started the downward decent was the CLEAR copy and redraw of Rena (SO2) > Millie (SO1)
6377  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 14, 2012, 01:54:12 PM
I still can't believe that I haven't seen The Big Lebowski. Movie lover that I am, I feel shame for this. It's been in my queue forever. I need to move it up.

X-Men: First Class - I have to say that this was probably the best X-Men movie I've seen so far. It had so much more going on than just a bunch of action scenes strewn together. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are fantastic as Professor X and Magneto before they adopted those monikers. The dynamic between them pretty much made this movie. Because of this I would almost call this the Thinking mans X-men movie. There was a lot of real world issues covered here that you just don't normally get in a "comic book movie".
The rest of the first class were just kind of there, but they played their parts just fine. Special attention was given to Raven and her struggle with her identity. I don't think Jennifer Lawrence is all that great of an actor, but, damn, does she have a great body. Never noticed it before. Anyway...
Of course, with all the cerebral chit chat, you still get some fantastic sequences, full of great action and tension aplenty. I had a few issues with plot contrivances, and shifting allegiances, but for the most part this was a great movie.

That movie was about the chemistry to the history behind Xavier and Erik.  Loved it for that.  The other X-men did serve too much as fodder.  Anyone notice that Darwin got killed off first?  Sheesh.  Haha
She has a nice body, curious what will happen with her stardom, she's getting good roles, despite whatever question of talent.

I watched Tin Tin!! :D
A few awkward moments, the ending sort of fizzles than goes with a bang, especially with the amazing adrenaline featured everywhere else before then.  I wasn't crazy about the photo-realistic textures meeting cartoon faces; but hot hell does the movie look pretty.  And yeah, you lose the classic style of the cartoon and comics, but they do enough "hat-tipping" to it (the film starts with Tin Tin getting a caricature done of himself in the cartoon style).  Otherwise, the movie pleasantly REEKS of Spielberg/Lucas stylings seen especially in Indiana Jones.  It has a lot of that "fun" and "clever" action, where silly and over-the-top things happen, but in a fun and exciting way.  Totally recommend it, it's a lot of fun. :D
6378  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 14, 2012, 01:45:19 PM
Oh, Dice... That is a sad feeling - perhaps sadder than if you hadn't had vacation pay coming at all, just tuition due.  Hope you got to save at least some of it for something fun.

I have the nicest parents.  Their daughter is 23-24, and they're still giving her money.  They let me keep a bit over $200 as a float, and paid the rest. 

I wanted to cry when I saw my last pay stub; it said, cumulatively, since I got the job in April 2010, I made just over $5000.  My tuition for a year costs more than that.  How the shit are students supposed to win on part-time work??

If i drink it at all its with the powder stuff usually and I barely put any in it, the kind you buy in the cartons jugs has too much chocolate in it.

Yeah, I drink chocolate milk when I'm at home in case my stomach goes all BRGRGLGLGRGRFGRRRLL. : /
The cartons are really intense.

What's the deal with almond milk lately?  Sounds fishy.
6379  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: January 14, 2012, 12:29:08 PM
FFX(-2) bringing back Tidus (Tide-us, I thought Tee-dus made him sound like a wimp, name him after the fucked up for a Shakespeare Titus!) was as damaging to the overall story as bringing back Aeris would be.

Whatever, I'm leaving this here.
6380  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Asura's Wrath on: January 14, 2012, 12:26:33 PM
i maintain that this is a good idea title to get when it's 30 bux or less and get a pizza, 30 pack of High Life, and just have a laff riot w/ a bud.

Those are me favorite nights. 
6381  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 14, 2012, 12:13:39 PM
I can't drink chocolate milk it gives me stomachache for some reason

Enough chocolate milk, or especially those to whatever extent lactose intolerant, seem to get the poops from it.  It's become a running gag with one of the guys at work who isn't good with dairy. 

A tip: mix it with normal milk.  Or do Yoda's [implied] chocolate-sauce and milk mix.

HAPS:  I study and do lots of reading....and then work.  And then hate my life s'more.  Fuck it, I'm getting OSAP and quitting job -- I'd like to say.


Tuition Due...
6382  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: January 14, 2012, 12:10:49 PM
I like Ico, It's basically a game about being a polite gentleman.

"Here, let me help you up that box"

"After you, shimmering white lady"

"Here, let me swat that furry looking darkspawn off of you"

Your version ^

My version: "She better be f**king grateful and put out or some sh!t"
6383  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: January 14, 2012, 12:09:11 PM

When we were bad kids growing up, we got sandpaper for toilet paper. D:
6384  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Asura's Wrath on: January 14, 2012, 02:11:18 AM
I was intrigued by the demo, but I was also confused, did they think this was representative in a good way or did they want to save the best for the release....

Yeah, I was thinking that too.  I'm worried there *is* nothing but QTEs given the demo.  And if not, bad level choices.
6385  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 14, 2012, 01:56:56 AM

Welcome back, Canada!!!!
Those are buildings in the back.

Other haps:

The best things I've seen all week.
6386  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: January 13, 2012, 05:51:59 PM
Bad/crappy might be the wrong word in hindsight. I think the word I'm looking for when dealing with 13's plot is 'convoluted'.

And pretentious.  Every character was hurting like Dawson's Creek.
6387  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 13, 2012, 12:40:14 AM
Watched The Big Lebowski for the manyth time tonight. Drank a bunch of Busch tall boys throughout, making it even better. Wish I had white russian fixins.
I may never tire of that film. I could probably watch it twice in a row and enjoy it both times.
and this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBwC7Qzljso

TBL is so loved by me it's beyond a movie.

+1 is knitting me his sweater and she's almost done.

I'd pay lots of munnies for that Time: Man of the Year mirror.
6388  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Chrono Cross first impressions on: January 13, 2012, 12:01:48 AM
As for Chrono Cross itself:  Yeah, actually gotta second Mesh here. It branches some, but it's not THAT non-linear. Just looser than most JRPGs and its immediate predecessor.

...games I've played that are what I'd call non linear ...Maybe Radiant Historia.

Um, picking a timeline aside, the game was incredibly linear.  You couldn't advance Plot A without going back to to Plot B for some item/skill needed back in A (and vice versa).  You can pick what Node in time you want to go to, but even that is pretty selective, some nodes had pretty big chunks of story in between them (had to re-fight a boss a few times at one point because I missed things), and the world map usually restricts you to a few destinations relevant to what point you're warping to.  I know where you're going with it, but the game is *surprisingly* linear.

Chrono Cross was ok for this.  Some parts were obscure with what exactly to do; especially seeing as how the plot and direction sounds like it was written in one of your dreams (as in it makes sense until you wake up and explain it in the waking world); but man I loved it by the end anyways.  I had no problem with exploring that pretty bunch of islands.
6389  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Nuri Poetry on: January 12, 2012, 11:29:36 PM
Nice to see some honest poetry both here and from someone I [sorta] know.  Last I remember was in highschool and my girlfriend's attempt at it, basic:  you leave me cold and alone, all this love I could have shown.

I liked this. :)
6390  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Some more RPG mini monster sculpts on: January 12, 2012, 11:26:42 PM
Do you take commissions?
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