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6871  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 03, 2011, 10:51:21 PM
It's so nice to have Dice back with us. RPGfan feels like home again! <3

More like a fucking psych ward

I don't really know what Yoda thinks of me anymore... = |

I watched Community, Office, and Modern Family.  Love love.  Watching House soon!
6872  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 03, 2011, 07:14:39 PM
Or you happen to be drinking water from the Fountain of Youth

"...in Canada?!" *spit-take*

Naah... the only magical fountains we have are either shared with the States (Niagara) and our rich reserves of Maple Syrups.  School water fountains make the distant 3rd.
6873  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 03, 2011, 06:38:45 PM
I was drinking water till a fly went on and fell in and died in there.  It was in there, "dead", for over half an hour as I worked on other things.  Then it wasn't in there anymore and was flying around the rim of the glass...  I personally think the fly realized at some point it wasn't dead, and it was just being over-dramatic.
6874  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: TEAM ICO COLLECTION on: October 03, 2011, 04:27:10 PM
I feel like I've done every section of the map possible but I can't find the last save towers i need. There's a pretty big section of map space on the NE that doesn't have a save tower marked on it yet but I can't find a way to get up there.

The only thing I can think of is maybe there's a save on top of the shrine of worship or across that huge bridge. But I don't have the stamina to get up there yet.

A few maybe tricky ones:
- En route to the sand snake colossus.  He's the only colossi out that way, but there's like 5 in and around his area.
- One is passed the route after the 3rd Colossi (with the sword) and between where the tiny-pillar-based (14th) colossi is.  Speaking of that one, avoid the route to the 14th, and go to the shadowed area off to the right, theres one in the big plot over there.
- One I missed was en route to the 12th water colossus.  You go through the forest and come out to the area around the waterfall and it's actually a save shrine engaged into the stone walling.
- 16th colossi's area, accessible only when you're on the way to go to fight him.
6875  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: October 03, 2011, 04:21:59 PM
I actually would prefer that DLC be limited to cosmetic bullshit.  Then I can safely ignore it.

What's wrong with wanting my games to be complete out of the box?

Good point. :(

Clearly paying $70 ain't enough no mo'.
6876  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: October 03, 2011, 04:21:16 PM
I just watched Donnie Brasco one AMC.  ...it was TV, so it meant a lot "Frick You" and "Are you out of your freaking mind".  Kinda funny.  I love this movie though.  Al Pacino and Depp made a great dynamic... at least, a helluva lot better than when Pacino did "Scent of a Woman", where it was mostly him just yelling at Chris O'Donnel. 

Also watched While You Were Sleeping because I'm girly like that.  Bill Pullman is so nice. <3
6877  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Odin Sphere to hit PSN along with other PS2 titles on: October 03, 2011, 11:16:51 AM
If lag is fixed, Odin Sphere would be great (despite the end-game getting pretty depressing).  Okami would be awesome.  Hell, this could be potentially great.
6878  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: TEAM ICO COLLECTION on: October 03, 2011, 09:13:15 AM
Well, I'm about half way through both games. I think I'm going to return it. I just don't feel it's a big enough improvement from the PS2 versions to justify my $50. I think I'd just be as happy plugging in my old PS2 and playing them.

Did you watch the first video of the bonus content? When you're seeing the original version and the newer one compared on your screen in real time, you can really see how much better they actually look.

I see no point in playing the PS2 version of either of these games when they look so much better in HD. It makes no sense to me.

Haha oh god does it ever.  I booted up the PS2 version, looks terribly tiny on an HD TV.  I don't think I can go back to standard unless wanting to relive PS2's golden classics.  But when you're poor, money back is always nice, so I can sympathize.  And I can confirm myself, the gripping was nerfed too.  I beat the first Colossus in a third of the time than in the PS3 version.
6879  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 03, 2011, 01:08:38 AM

I don't know how I feel now.. Aw, don't mock me...?
6880  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 03, 2011, 12:46:27 AM
Counselor is badgering the witness.

You ever hear a joke so much it stops being funny... but then you hear it again sometime later it's funny all over again?  I went and laughed alll over again haha

Reading shit.  It's complicated and I take many breaks.
6881  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 02, 2011, 11:44:40 PM
Is your grandma hot?

6882  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: TEAM ICO COLLECTION on: October 02, 2011, 10:49:31 PM
Well, I'm about half way through both games. I think I'm going to return it. I just don't feel it's a big enough improvement from the PS2 versions to justify my $50. I think I'd just be as happy plugging in my old PS2 and playing them.

HM, for the sake of money back I might do the same.  ICO is great and all but Shadow is the one with better staying power, and I got the PS2 one (so sue me, I got this for the HD opportunity and to trophy it up).  But this was only a $40 game... can't say I'm expecting much back.  If it's too little (around +/- $10) then forgert it.

hehe "forgert".  I'm not fixing that one.  It's furry yogurt?
6883  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: October 02, 2011, 07:58:26 PM
I played Twilight on the Gamecube, as I thought it was the way for it be (eat ass, right handed Link).  I thought it served well for that era, and considered the wii port as a mere "perk" to finally having some control of link, but definitely not a necessity.  It's like Little Big Planet for the PS3 Move -- the original is fine, the move controls are a perk and added feature, but not necessary.

And I don't get what the complaining is about.  Wolf Link was still used even after necessary and in fact made getting around faster.  They had portions where either form was necessary, even if it wasn't a continuous use of the dual-form dynamic.  What did it really matter?  It's not like he was the one with the creative tool arsenal, and was fun enough when you needed to explore as him.

I fucking hate the boomerang, and like it best when it's there-and-back (old-style), and not looping around (3D).
The fact that some items are useless happens only because you're given the freedom to pick and choose what dungeon you want to do, so they give you dungeon-specific tools that will allow that freedom (and bring it all together for use in the main field and the last two big dungeons).

Wind Waker still hits a 7-dungeon mark.  Sadly, that stupid fortress you're basically item-less for is what counts for this to work (the full 8, if it's counted twice).  But nevertheless, you get the exchange to explore islands, ships, subs, squids, and collecting treasure and triforce pieces.  Not the best compensation, but certainly better exploring than the much beloved "secrets" in Ocarina of time which involved re-used grottos.

Most Zelda games too, in the problem you cited with Minish Cap, have periods of traveling and working to getting into new dungeon, and finally hitting that dungeon.  If you have a problem with that, it's generally a flaw with what you don't like in the series (hell, me too at times).  But most Zelda games usually have you do or explore some shit region before you can get further.

I don't get why complain about kinstones.  They're "alright".  Generally made it better than simply finding chest in the field, at least they make you work for some goal.  My only major complaint with the series by this point, which looks like it'll be remedied soon enough, is the lack of shit to buy when rupees come in boat-load fulls throughout the games.

All in all, I admire that the Zelda series stays to it's routes but still tries it's best to be fresh where it can.  I love the old Zeldas... all 3 that were actually "pretty damn good" (sorry NES ones, there's classic, but there's also "dated"; the ones here I mean are LttP, LA, and OoT), but the other titles, to me, have been merely way to add... ...I dunno, cool new fucking rims to add the wheel that worked so well.  I personally have no beef anyways, nostalgia goggles haven't really clouded me none.  To each their own?
6884  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 02, 2011, 05:45:59 PM
I loved BBS.  I hate how they are reluctant to make a 3rd titles as they cash cow the other hand held titles for all they're worth, even when they suck.  BBS is the only proper one.  The only thing I hated about Birth By Sleep, aside from overly fluffy cutscenes, was that to move on in Mirage Arena you HAVE to advance in their stupid racing game... I swear that shit is less intuitive than Mario Kart on the SNES.

The secret bosses for that game, if you plan to do them, good luck.  You may wear out your dodge button. :P
6885  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: October 02, 2011, 05:43:00 PM
Well i think a lot of Rap at least Japanese rap has a more techonoish beat to it. Here's an example Though yeah it's hard to even define what it even is with only 18 seconds of it, but this clip of it is rap, but it could be a small part of the song as a whole rather than it being like that the whole time.

When I think of inappropriate rap in a JRPG, I think of SO3. ("My name is Fayt Leingod! You just mortally wounded my father! Prepare to die!" *cue scrub encounter set to J-Rap*).



I think Sakuraba used that sample in another song later on too.
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