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6376  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: October 27, 2011, 06:14:23 PM
Enjoy.

He will.
6377  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What are your favorite innovations in RPGs? on: October 27, 2011, 12:05:16 AM
Encyclopedia/Bestiary.. it is in fact not that important... but I actually do like to look at some descriptions every now and then.. and i also like to have some sort of info about my items and my enemies.

Star Ocean 3 killed this, I loved it.  Anything and everything was there, I liked when it hit stuff from previous SO titles and when it came to more theoretical terms.
6378  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: October 26, 2011, 12:55:09 AM
Yes, but I think it's still good for them to try to do the unthinkable: do an effort to somehow localize all the games they skipped on us.

The only one of those I think we *really* missed out on (y'know, like shed a tear for) is the Tales of Destiny remake.  Rebirth got mixed responses, no one really liked ToD2 (with Stahn's son) outside of it being in the realm of "Tales of", the spin-offs are spin-offs, Innocence wasn't too hot either (I'm actually happy it's getting the "R" remake; there is still a lot of potential for them to screw up the Vita one too, actually).  Hearts was cool, leaving the story aside.... like most Tales games.... and that god-awful real-people version being paired with an anime artist who is too flamboyant for it.

Yes this is good news because Tales fans are freaking stupid sometimes; maybe they'll finally shut the fuck up.
6379  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 26, 2011, 12:18:15 AM
Internet gold^

I'm going to put everyone else on ignore except Mesh

*cough* IS THAT SO!?



Now i feel like shit all over again, Yoda... all over again....
6380  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 25, 2011, 09:10:37 PM
She wanted pictures of me banging hookers.

Currently not available on google

...damn well should be?

Vegas hookers... huh... I just got a bitter taste in my mouth.
6381  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 25, 2011, 06:18:59 PM
Nice work on making a profit.Last time I was there I lost $1200.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-3phMzrAfw
6382  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: October 25, 2011, 02:20:31 AM
Hahahahaha, new casino place announced: called XAAANADUUU!!.

Sazh, our favorite missing black man, has been found and is apparently some Green Peacer for Gran Pulse these days, working to improve it.  Good ta have ya back, Sazh!
6383  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Nichijou on: October 24, 2011, 08:47:46 PM
I don't really like the argument, but I see what you mean.  I thought the same; she was designed in a way for the sake of being the peacock of the bunch, essentially. 
6384  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: October 24, 2011, 01:49:00 PM
I do want to state that that Islamic Chanting was the "the Shahada", the islamic conversion prayer "There's only one god and Muhammed is his prophet".  I personally think the reason they removed it is less about angering muslims, and more about christian fundies having a field day crying how video games are corrupting our children and the usual BS they love to spurt.

Yeah, I heard to the same effect: it is a legit prayer.
I'm surprised they didn't sub it with just islamic-esque gibberish or whatever (hell, Ar Tonelico made a series out of it).
6385  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: October 24, 2011, 01:10:32 PM
I was always fond of Spirit Temple--though possibly because I love the Mirror Shield. I still find Shadow Temple quite haunting and it definitely has the best atmosphere of anywhere in the game.

Forest Temple took that for me.  Despite being a Temple, it was kinda cozy, and more manor-like.  I liked how it has a proper outdoor area too.  I like this dungeon because it has versatility, and the song felt like it took you to the thick of a forest.

That being said, I kinda wish the Fire Temple kept the original Islamic chanting or at least went with a substituted version of it (just chanting).  I thought it gave it some interesting worldly appeal.  I like when the series introduces more "ethnic" musical flavours (Dragon Roost and Gerudo wonderfully taking the South American stylings).

I totally agree with the serene settings of the Water Temple.  Along with the Art Noveu look in TP, I like how the music had a kinda of "pirate" sound to it (a deep cello kicks in every so often).  I actually found THIS water temple a bigger pain in the ass than OOTs.  I can't wait for Skyward Sword's if it means you can swim like a mad man Zora from (what seems like) the get-go.

First off, fixed.

Second, the Islamic Chanting really doesn't do all that much to improve the Fire Temple experience. Granted anything's better than the rampant dead air that the edited version but the chanting itself is also kinda overrated.

And finally, if I remember correctly the Hammer is much easier to get with the Scarecrow song (either that or the chest in the other tower).

I liked the chanting -- as you said it was better than the dross they had in it now as a make-shift replacement.  It added more character.  I'm not DYING because it isn't in there. :P
6386  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 24, 2011, 09:41:09 AM
I'm going strong on one hour of sleep.  Makes me wonder if I would have screwed up my sleep cycle less if I had just stayed up.

Midterm followed by class -- I hate when they do that. =(

Planning on some maryjane, and then I'm going to sleep like a baby.

I'm on weird grounds with a few of my friends lately, something I couldn't care less about, especially given how I just had mid-terms and projects, but I don't like having that hanging nonetheless...

Oh, also,  I hate Uggs.  Whoever decided them as a fashion statement should rot.  They're as cheap as they are ugly.
6387  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: October 24, 2011, 09:25:47 AM
I don't want to sound arrogant (it's not my intention, I'm just a bit surprised), but have you all really had that much trouble with the hammer? I've played OoT a lot of times and I can only recall falling off once.

Same here, actually.
Took me two tries; once to figure out "wtf" and the other to get the thing.

Least favorite dungeon: Twilight Palace... or generally any time you have to deal with the freaking hand monster that take you back to the start - it's annoying, and it's not like they're slow. ):
6388  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What are your favorite innovations in RPGs? on: October 24, 2011, 03:39:42 AM
The first Valkyrie Profile had such an awesome battle system.

Are the sequels as good?

VP2 is like a 3d VP1 with more factors.
6389  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: October 23, 2011, 10:23:29 PM
I was always fond of Spirit Temple--though possibly because I love the Mirror Shield. I still find Shadow Temple quite haunting and it definitely has the best atmosphere of anywhere in the game.

Forest Temple took that for me.  Despite being a Temple, it was kinda cozy, and more manor-like.  I liked how it has a proper outdoor area too.  I like this dungeon because it has versatility, and the song felt like it took you to the thick of a forest.

That being said, I kinda wish the Fire Temple kept the original Islamic chanting or at least went with a substituted version of it (just chanting).  I thought it gave it some interesting worldly appeal.  I like when the series introduces more "ethnic" musical flavours (Dragon Roost and Gerudo wonderfully taking the South American stylings).

I totally agree with the serene settings of the Water Temple.  Along with the Art Noveu look in TP, I like how the music had a kinda of "pirate" sound to it (a deep cello kicks in every so often).  I actually found THIS water temple a bigger pain in the ass than OOTs.  I can't wait for Skyward Sword's if it means you can swim like a mad man from (what seems like) the get-go.
6390  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: October 23, 2011, 07:37:08 PM
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What I can think is one of my worst experiences as a gamer: Ocarina of Time's Water Temple.

I beat the water temple in one go, on my very first attempt, in the space of about 30 minutes. Granted, this was last year, and I get the impression that most people played OoT the first time when they were in the 10-12 age range.

For comparison, I got stuck for AGES on the forest temple, and had a much harder time with the fire temple.

(I didn't actually figure out how to beat dark link properly. I just sort of killed him somehow. I think I accidentally hit him with the hammer at one point because he didn't do anything to me).

I actually found the Forest Temple a pretty cruel awakening into the Adult Link form... Most of the temples are pretty easy after that (hell, Spirit Temple's boss requires you to DEFEND to win, and the Fire Temple's boss is almost a joke).  I think Forest and Shadow were the really dicky dungeons.  Water had one tough part to "figure out" and the rest isn't too bad.  But as you say, I think we were a lot younger when we first took a crack at it, and the 3D version introduced some creative colouring to help you find your way easier.

And yeah, Dark Link seems to have a slight retard attack against the Hammer, he doesn't really do much.
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