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7711  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: May 25, 2012, 02:01:09 PM
But again, I would have rather an original plot for all that.  I think it would have allowed way more flexibility.

Anyone else alarmed by Hope's city in the sky??  Seems to only bring the series back and hidden away on a "moon" object.  That, and doesn't seem to be any water source on it.
7712  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 25, 2012, 01:40:01 PM
I dunno, Yodes.  What will I do without my Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan figurine?
7713  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: disappointed of new generation rpgs..... on: May 25, 2012, 01:38:13 PM
I always found Sailor Moon's plot hilarious for that as well.  Sailor Moon is a "princess OF the Moon"... that shit is just a big, boring rock in the sky that happens to look pretty from here at night. x)

I think FFV gets too little love.  I thought it did battles better than 1-4, and maybe even 6.

I thought FF4 DS was a good touch, the Augment thing was a great addition, but only to go a step back with After Years.  Definitely in trying to cram in more plot than was necessary (though Golbez looked absolutely balls-deep-awesome).
7714  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: May 25, 2012, 01:29:42 PM
The story is bat shit stupid.  I mean, how that got approved is laughable.

Not sure I agree, at all. By in larger, I really liked the plot; very Doctor Who. The only thing I found bat-shit stupid was the villain's final motives. That really brought the game down for me, but aside from that, I didn't think anything else about the plot was bad at all.

The plot had potential, but the writing was so ludicrous it hampered both for me.

The fact everything was Scoody-Doo'd really sucked.  Hmmm, what's causing the problem?  A PARADOX.  But where's ____?  A PARADOX lost it!!  This enemy is tough!!!  He's a PARADOX.  There's a space-time distortion with a puzzle inside!! PARADOX made it!!!
I don't think there was really any instance they used a "paradox" into what it actually is, just as a "nasty element" that had to be fought or found.

It felt way too contrived too:
"Hope, why are you in the future!?"
...Why, he invented a device of course! 

And again, the fact it is so far off from the original concept of FF13 makes it all the more visible they're trying to depart from their original vision of it, or the no longer have faith in it.  Lightning went from a government rebel saving her sister, to a goddess knight and protector of time... literally, OVERNIGHT.
What a crap-sack work too.  Part 1 -- WORLD IS IN DANGER.  Part 2 -- three years later; WORLD IS IN DANGER AGAIN.  I'd rather a game series move on...  I think FF13-2 could have been way better in the story department if it wasn't so attached to its original material. 
7715  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 25, 2012, 01:09:21 PM

Sold ALL the SNES/NES shit I could find, I think my brother has the rest for some reason.  Anyways, the half of the trove I did find sold for $600! :D
A lot of this could have probably gone for a LOT more online... but it didn't feel worth the effort of shipping, setting up an eBay/Amazon account, and they're good about "cleaning games" up, resurfacing and all -- which, used, and some missing manuals, would just destroy whatever value its worth (and again, not worth the effort of buying instructions books seperately).

All the goods.  Gold cartridge Adventure of Link, Dick Tracy the Game, Roger Rabbit the Game, TMNT the Game (the last three being seriously fucking HARD), Yo Noid (few Canadians know who the fuck he is), Mario 2, Ice Hockey (where you pick slim, medium, or fat players and a Zamboni goes by during intermission), Secret of Mana (clerk actually gave me cash for it because he wanted it), Golden Suns (where with any luck will go on the 3DS network...if not, whatever).  ALL.  Might go raid my brothers house eventually too.

Mind as well get rid of it -- we're not the sentimental types.

Also, while looking for gaming horde, I found these.

I also found my X-men Storm action figure.  She's missing her right leg from the knee down.  Which I still loved playing with because she kicked ass without it!

Also took a picture before I left for the game store -- a really beautiful sunset.  Reflected HELLA nice off of my Jeep.
7716  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 25, 2012, 12:43:58 PM
Trying to apply for jobs overseas. Can't because I don't have the documents I need yet. It is frustrating being hamstrung. Korea is being a bag of leper dicks.

One co-worker killed two weeks ago while on his motorocycle, another attempted suicide this week.

Good times at work.

Buddy... do you want, like, a hug or something?? =/
Hope shit gets better.

Summer's here: I was awoken by the beautiful sound of a weedwhacker outside my window.

Better buy some flip flops.

Sandles and the like are the best shoes ever.  I love just slipping shoes on.  Got me some of those flat sort of Chinese/Ballet (no laces, just flats) shoes... shitt akes two second to slip on... I'm in love.

It's already too hot. I want a few weeks of the 70s man

I'm generally the same.  I hate, hate heat.  Up in Canada, country wide, it's not hot...always humid. x(

I jazz up my hair, curl it, straighten it... whatever the fuck.  Then I go outside.... ten minutes later... boing!  Hair loses whatever I styled it to.  It looks like I just blow dried it again.
7717  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 25, 2012, 12:15:31 PM
I think the Bloom-effect with Wii works because it helps compensate otherwise poor graphics.

I thought Mario Galaxy did it really well.  Nor particularly bloom, but the white glow things left. x)
7718  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Game-opinions no one else agrees with. on: May 25, 2012, 12:14:12 PM
Adding:  Star Ocean 3 & 4 are great games! :D
(not really including story, but everything else... even unoriginal Sakuraba music).
7719  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: May 24, 2012, 11:43:31 PM
Monster raising had a lot more depth than I would have ever thought it would have.  I wish there was a bonus dungeon and bonus bosses (coliseum is a cheap way to do that... actually, rather expensive).  But the challenge for the game was pretty good as well (I had more of a dick time fighting the Behemoth monster-boss in Acedemia 700 than the final boss...).

The story is bat shit stupid.  I mean, how that got approved is laughable.
Something really hurts too, when they completely changed concepts between the first and second title, feels like them somewhat regretting their original "ideas".
7720  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: May 24, 2012, 07:19:39 PM
New opening for P4: Golden!


...I hate it.
7721  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: May 24, 2012, 06:47:07 PM
I'm liking what I'm playing so far.... pray to Christ they add multiplayer and I'd love playing y'alls.
7722  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Shadow of the Colossus... movie?! on: May 23, 2012, 11:56:25 PM
I read somewhere a producer...or something was quite inspired by the first half or so of WALL-E.  If they did it like that, there would be some potential.  If....  If.... Iffeeeeuuugh....

I'm worried that most that it'll be Americanized into giving Wander a comic-relief, and have a healthy dose of witty American banter that no one asked for... and explosions boom-booming everywhere.
7723  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 23, 2012, 05:10:27 PM
I sort of thought it might be, but I could see it being real all the same to some extent.

Legit thought...


He's good...

I'm proud of the editing staff.

7724  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 23, 2012, 05:08:57 PM
You know it's shtick, right? 

I thought it might be, but weird-nerd things do happen....  Haha, I dunno, I don't really research internet personalities. x)

Mmm, nerd humour for the second one. xD
7725  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: May 23, 2012, 04:57:51 PM

Wow!  How nice.  The game's producer took fan feedback from the demo and changed up the game, most notably here, where the hero runs faster (a perk I think should be considered for every game made, or get some special goddamn running shoe item).

God I like the way this game looks. S'pretty/

I hate the Running Shoe concept when all it does is enable the same function that every other game has/should have but at the expense of an equipment slot.

Now a fast forward button for attack animations and the like would be a godsend (even better when it's paired with an animation/cutscene skip button).

Tales games handle "runners" by being a Key Item, so they're always equipped.  I guess I don't play many RPGs where that's an option (I think SO2's Bunny Shoes is one of few off the top of my head where it does waste a slot).

Chrono Cross, ZSNES (m'yes, the emulator) and FF13-2 were absolutely genius for including a "speed up" function.  An excellent idea!!

Unforutnately, CC, and 13-Poo included it as [pretty much] post-game options only.
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