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451  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Baseball anybody? on: October 07, 2010, 11:02:29 AM
So I may be the only Baseball nut here but holy crap! Did anybody watch the Phillie's no hitter last night?

This is looking to be one awesome post season!

I am a huge baseball fan. Also a huge Phillies fan. Also a very happy guy. :-)
452  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Men who play as female characters. on: September 22, 2010, 05:03:32 PM
It's all good. I'd be willing to bet that there are some pretty brutal generalizations out there regarding folks who frequent RPG forums.

Fortunately we are all more enlightened than that! :-)
453  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Men who play as female characters. on: September 22, 2010, 03:50:56 PM
I'm pretty sure you play as female characters because male models look awful right?
You don't have to talk to every female character to know that a man is playing it, especially in WoW. You seem to be taking this very seriously, I guess this thread hit a nerve.

In my WoW days my main was female. I really didn't think twice about it and I absolutely picked a female avatar cause I like looking at females.

I had never played an MMO before. I probably wouldn't do it again as a main just because it was a pain in the ass, but I really don't get what is so difficult to believe about the notion of using the criteria "what do I want to look at" when picking what you are going to look at for hours on end.


Whatever, I really don't get what the big deal is anyway.
454  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 - Shadow Broker DLC on: September 21, 2010, 03:36:33 PM
Oh whoops! Clicking his name brings us to your editor profile. Must be a technical oversight :P

I am always willing to take credit for Ashton's work.
455  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 - Shadow Broker DLC on: September 21, 2010, 03:17:46 PM
I guess I can talk about this a bit since I beat it a while back. I read Dyeager's review and I was kind of surprised that he didn't like LOTSB as much as Overlord.

Just real quick - Ashton reviewed LOTSB and Overlord DLC. I did the Kasumi DLC review previously.

Credit where it is due!

- Max Thunderbrew has spoken
456  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The "Fucking JRPGs" Thread on: September 21, 2010, 01:54:55 PM
My Issue with FF12 was how vapid the storyline and plot felt, and how slow it moved. They literally fed the player a few lines and then sent you into a dungeon that lasted hours. It was like spreading a tiny little sliver of butter over a piece of toast to the point where you couldn't taste it anymore.

Also those chests you weren't supposed to open? What the fuck.

Also, gameplay, really? More like set up a bunch of gambits and run around while watching Friends reruns.

The setting up gambits part was what I liked. I mean, that pretty much was the gameplay right? Setting up the gambits for whatever you were trying to accomplish at the time. I'm definitely not in the camp that needs to press "Fight" 100 times, I like the streamlining that the FF series are going for, even if the execution is pretty damn far from perfect. Your point about the watching Friends reruns while running around for example is well taken - if you're going to streamline the combat process with things like gambits (good idea), why do I still need to grind at all (bad idea). Pick a theme and stick with it.

But I thought the boss fights were very fun, trying to tweak your gambits correctly and maximize damage and such I actually did enjoy, especially trying to get things just right for some of the hidden bosses.

There is really nothing I can say to defend the plot - it's pretty silly. But again I'm definitely the gaming type that is more than willing to overlook a dumb plot if I'm enjoying the gameplay itself. There's exceptions that cut both ways on that obviously - a superb story + terrible gameplay, well, I'll suffer through the game if I simply must know what happens next.

But given the option I'll take superb gameplay with horrible plot every time.

-Max Thunderbrew
457  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The "Fucking JRPGs" Thread on: September 21, 2010, 01:01:44 PM
Put me in the loved FFXII camp - I loved the gameplay in that game personally.

After you finally get access to all of the options in FFXIII (which takes way, way too long, like 10-15 hours) the gameplay is actually pretty interesting in my opinion and the game gets more enjoyable.

But gameplay is always, ALWAYS, the #1 factor when I'm playing a game. A good plot is bonus, a horrible plot a minus, but gameplay has to be #1, especially if you're expected to spend so much time with a game like you are with RPGs in general.

I totally get why people don't like those games though. If you're looking for outstanding plot, you can certainly do better than this.
458  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Odin Sphere getting HD Ports on: September 16, 2010, 11:55:33 AM
Loved them both.

Though I must say I do feel a bit ripped off when I paid the full price for the originals.

I loved Odin Sphere right up until I couldn't get any further. Crap that game was hard. For me. I really wasn't that good at it.
459  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So... Recettear. Anyone else try out the demo? on: September 16, 2010, 10:24:14 AM
This game is pure distilled gaming crack. I haven't been this completely caught up in the "just one more cycle" until sunrise since Torchlight. Just talking about it makes me want a fix.
460  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So... Recettear. Anyone else try out the demo? on: September 14, 2010, 08:38:10 AM
I made the mistake of starting this game last night around 9 PM - figured I'd get a couple hours to try it before bed.

I didn't sleep until after 3 AM. Argh. So awesome.
461  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: September 12, 2010, 10:09:04 AM
I don't like any Skittles...

But alcohol, that I like.  Especially with food.

Agreed! Perhaps we've hit upon something here...
462  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: September 11, 2010, 10:52:53 AM
I like drinking. It's never been any more complicated than that.
463  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Men who play as female characters. on: September 08, 2010, 02:42:59 PM
I don't remember writing this but I totally agree with myself. Honestly, I don't mind people playing female characters in games they can choose the gender. I'm just pissed when people use that lame "stare at a dudes ass" excuse.

I played a female character after my second Dragon Age playthrough because I was trying to recreate a bad ass female character like Chris from Suikoden 3 or Balsa from that Water Spirit anime. I failed though, I might try again in Dragon Age 2.

That was my reason for trying to make a female character, what about everyone else?

I won't tell you why because you will apparently be pissed. :-)
464  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: About Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2... on: September 02, 2010, 01:15:07 PM
I just recently picked up DDS1 myself having never played, and so far I must say that the hype around this game was and is justified. Great game so far and thoroughly enjoying myself.
465  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Why are popular RPGs given bad reviews? on: August 24, 2010, 08:22:39 AM
After watching both Buffy and Firefly, I just think he's an extremely crap and overrated writer.

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