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421  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: May 03, 2011, 11:56:43 AM
Ah, fair enough.  Indeed, I would say I suck at The Witcher.  Admittedly I was only playing the game for the story in anticipation for the sequel.  It's funny how sometimes you just suck at a game, ya know?  I'm awful at the original Deus Ex, but I would consider myself pretty good at Demon's Souls. 
422  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: May 03, 2011, 11:52:32 AM
....why?
423  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: May 03, 2011, 08:48:43 AM
Episode 23 is up on the RSS feed and iTunes!  Enjoy!!!
424  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: May 01, 2011, 10:13:27 PM
A new podcast is on the horizon, and you guys will love the fact that we brought Kim back!
425  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: April 30, 2011, 09:19:27 AM
Great points, everyone!  I (finally) finished The Witcher last night, and I would love to play through again to see the different choices I could make.  The game does a great job of spacing out decisions and alliance building in order to substantiate the long playtime.  Unfortunately, I found the game itself to be fairly devoid of fun.  The battle system is a joke, and the game does a real crap job of guiding you through weapon upgrades, skill progression, and questing.  The number of side quests is truly staggering, but the game doesn't give you a whole lot of information on how to complete them.  I doubt I'll ever play the game again because of how obnoxious it can be.  The real draw of the game is the story, and it will be interesting to see what improvements CD make in the sequel. 

Also, we'll be recording a podcast with Kyle Miller giving us his impressions of The Witcher 2 based on a preview build.  Look forward to it!
426  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: April 24, 2011, 08:09:50 PM
...the hell are you guys talking about?
427  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: April 24, 2011, 09:45:40 AM
Thanks so much!  Can't convey how much we love the positive feedback from you guys!

Also, check iTunes and the RSS feed for the latest episode!
428  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: April 24, 2011, 12:23:19 AM
RDR was easily my favorite game of last year.  Such an incredible experience.  Don't worry too much about cattle herding, as you only do it a few times over the course of the whole game.  

I'm going to try my best to finish The Witcher this week so I can safely play the next game.  I love the storytelling and moral dilemmas, but I can't stand the combat system.  Looks like the more action-oriented approach in the sequel will be right up my alley.  Other than that, I'm reading A Song of Ice and Fire for the first time, and I adore it!  Seriously, those looking for fantasy with a harder edge and more political intrigue will love this series.  I'm midway through the second book and I haven't been this enthralled with a world and its inhabitants in a long time.  I honestly care about these characters, and that is extremely rare for me. 
429  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Real Silent Hill Experience on: April 22, 2011, 07:52:41 PM
Almost through these videos, and I can't stand the two guys who made it (three if you count the odd looking beard guy).  I love how they say that the underwhelming combat and wonky controls from the first few games in the series are better than anything else done to date.  They use the argument "those are the controls, so get used to them" to defend the franchise's shortcomings.  I'm a huge Silent Hill fan, but I refuse to defend poor design choices.  That said, the retrospective has some decent production values and you can tell these guys are fans.  There's also a good deal of information hidden within the subjective analysis.  

Also, they say that 3 is the best game in the series.  Totally disagree with them on that one.

Edit-
Just finished the whole thing, and I stand by my original statements.  These guys are clearly in love with certain aspects of the first few games, and they would rather see the series die than expand and develop.  Don't get me wrong, the past few games haven't been so hot, but that doesn't mean we should throwout the baby with the bathwater.  Also, I've never been a fan of the whole cult angle so heavily prevalent in 1 and 3.  I find the personal hell of SH2 to be far more intriguing and disturbing than crazy dudes trying to summon an evil god.  I hope the next game follows a similar storyline but shies away from the "main character can't remember what bad thing he/she did" plot line. 
430  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: April 19, 2011, 10:51:46 PM
John showed me a Penny-Arcade comic making fun of KH2.  I took the screen from that.  Enjoy!

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/3/31/
431  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: April 19, 2011, 09:19:53 AM
It was about an hour.  We rerecorded the show last night with a better focus on discussion topics.  Should be up sometime in the near future!
432  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: April 16, 2011, 10:59:25 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we lost our latest podcast recording.  Not sure what exactly happened, but it seems our software failed us.  We'll try to record again sometime this week.  Sorry guys!
433  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Need opinion, important Q for a girl. on: April 10, 2011, 01:44:47 PM
I'm a fan of short hair.  Just my two cents. 
434  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: April 04, 2011, 09:33:07 AM
That sounded like a back-of-the-box quote, IA.  Your check is in the mail!
435  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: April 03, 2011, 11:50:06 PM
Thanks for spreading the word, Ivalice! 
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