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6751  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: December 01, 2011, 02:55:42 PM
I bet on one of the Colossi being A STAGE in the game.

Fixed. ;)

6752  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: South Park: The RPG on: December 01, 2011, 02:48:25 PM
6753  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: New Xmas music recommendations on: December 01, 2011, 02:29:30 AM

Meow, baby.
6754  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: November 30, 2011, 07:21:35 PM
I dunno, it just seemed really, really generic to me. The only tracked I liked is the boss theme and the only ones I remember are the battle themes, and I played the game for 80 hours.

I dunno... to make *every*track*gold* is a damned near impossible thing to do on OSTs even 1 or 2 CDs long -- this one spans 4.

Sometimes you're going to get crappy event themes meant to sound horrific to express the feeling of the even going on.  Some of the locations could have been a bit better, but some are just as amazing (Fang/Vanille's snowy town area, forgot what it's called..whatev, this one).  The character themes are quite strong, and the battles are really exciting.  Hell, some Zelda and FF tracks suck, but it doesn't mean the whole of it is bad.

Obviously, nothing will get in the way of personal preference.  I don't know if I've bragged enough here how much I like Motoi Sakuraba, the one in the same who inspired "hate" in a lot of others.
6755  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: November 30, 2011, 06:49:25 PM
13's OST was great, though.
6756  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: November 30, 2011, 05:53:58 PM
I do believe that this thread is veering awfully close to a Zelda Timeline discussion here and those things never end well.

I hate the whole timeline thing, and I never let it clue-in while I play a Zelda game.  Similarly, the story in these games don't make me think into deeper than what I see, and I see them on a case-by-case bases (I like their simplicity; like an older fairy tale of sorts where it's some sort of "kidnapped princess", "evil", and a "hero"... oh wait, thats what it is! :D ).

Speaking of hate; the Silent Realm is extremely intimidating. =(  I spend like 2 minutes from the starting spot just scouting and thinking, and just as much time running around as looking at the map to plan. xD

Speaking of hate-hate.  The Imprisoned battles are not fun. At the very least, I can handle the challenge of the thing climbing, what I HATE is dealing with Shockwave Toes.  Any good tips?  I hear you fight the asshole a 3rd time (I saved myself some stress by getting the infinite-stamina potion and wearing the potion medal... that shit lasts HELLA long).
6757  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. =)
6758  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...
"Link, I used you!!!"
That was 25 years late.
6759  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.
6760  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 29, 2011, 03:23:37 PM
terrified of puddycats


Say whaaaaa

Maybe Dincrest might like this. :D
Awesome lyrics haha
6761  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.
6762  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: November 29, 2011, 11:16:59 AM


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)
6763  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.
6764  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.
6765  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.
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