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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 14, 2014, 01:46:07 AM
Weirdly enough, I just did too, Neal!

I enjoyed it, but found the story too simple, even for a kids movie and I didn't really like any of the chatracters. Though I appreciated the

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real life aspect towards the end.
2  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 11, 2014, 09:25:31 PM
Finally made it to World 6 in Four Swords Adventures on Gamecube. It's taken me nearly two years to get this far. I pretty much loathe this game; it's horrible and I wish I didn't feel like I had to beat it. >.>
3  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Specifying regions in news articles on: December 08, 2014, 04:34:18 PM
Actually, it's today here and yesterday in America. ;)

I post news from the future to the past, since all dates on the site are North American!
4  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Specifying regions in news articles on: December 08, 2014, 05:58:45 AM
I agree! Though I think we do this mostly.

I'm Australian, and I proof and post almost every news article that goes up on the site. I generally do try to keep an eye on it, but some do slip past me. Also, unfortunately, we often are only given a NA release date when we get sent press releases/research info, so information for other regions just isn't available. I suspect there have been some articles though where, when we only have a NA date, we don't specify a region.

We've actually made a concerted effort over the past year or so to include more dates for other regions. 2+ years ago, it was pretty much exclusively NA dates posted. We'll continue to try and up our game! Thanks for the feedback, Maxx.

Edit - Oh, to clarify: Getting release dates for regions other than Europe/NA is pretty much unheard of. So, when I'm saying we "already to this mostly" they're what I'm talking about. Though Europe and Oceania tend to share release dates.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: POKéMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE on: December 07, 2014, 08:58:59 PM
I've always been very confused by the great features they've chucked out over the years. Pretty much every Pokemon game seems to be two steps forward, one step back - it's incredibly confusing. I bet we'll lose Soaring and the DexNav in the next games, which is a shame.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: November 07, 2014, 05:16:05 AM
It's doable without TLJ, but not advisable if you have the option/like 90s adventure games.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: November 07, 2014, 12:55:36 AM
Definitely. TLJ has one of the best protagonists in adventure games and tells a great story. It also makes the emotional impact of certain events in Dreamfall WAY more intense.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: November 06, 2014, 03:46:58 PM
I'm pondering playing The Longest Journey, but have seen some people recommend just skipping it and playing Dreamfall: TLJ. What do you guys think?

I played Dreamfall first, just because I was much younger at the time and couldn't get my hands on a copy of TLJ. You can definitely do it, but you miss out on a lot of the emotional context if you skip the first one. There's one stupid item combination puzzle early on in the first one, but otherwise I don't remember it being too hard. That said, it feels ancient compared to the updated controls and graphics of Dreamfall.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: November 06, 2014, 06:21:37 AM
Max: Free or paid?

If you're happy to throw a few dollars around, I'd recommend:

- Kingdom Rush & Kingdom Rush Frontiers: Fun tower defence titles with loads to do (optional extra missions, difficulties) and require a bit of brain power. Awesome production values, also.

- Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery: An unusual adventure game that is combat-lite and thought-provoking. Not for everyone, but I loved it.

- Joe Dever's Lone Wolf: More expensive, and it does get frustrating at times, but a fun gamebook/RPG that I've definitely enjoyed. Plenty to do and well-written.

- Aything made by Kairosoft. Game Dev Story is the cheaptest and one of the best. Fun and addictive strategy/simulation games.

- Rebuild: A post-apocalyptic zombie strategy game where you build up the fortifications of survivors and try to escape/defeat zombies/other optional endings. Strategy.

I've also heard good things about, but have not played Chaos Rings. Also, FF IV, V and VI are on there if you can get past the graphics.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (MM3DS announced!) on: November 05, 2014, 07:29:05 PM
Agreed. The trailer reminded me just how creepy that game is.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (MM3DS announced!) on: November 05, 2014, 06:37:12 PM
Andrew has been summoned. Andrew uses Cucco Flare.

I'm very happy to see this, but not surprised at all after the inclusion of a Majora's Mask in ALBW. Definitely hyped for an excuse to play through this one again, and interested to hear what changes will be made. Having just played OoT, I'd say the graphics look about the same though.

Will get CE and after a normal play will do 3 heart challenge.
12  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: November 04, 2014, 10:23:35 PM
Late to the party...

FINALLY! Th first episode this season that I've enjoyed. Honestly don't give a damn about Danny, but the rest was excellent.
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 31, 2014, 07:09:13 PM
Ganon's Castle
And.... DONE!

Fighting my way up the tower and then taking on Ganondorf was cake. With only half a magic meter I had to resort to a spin-attack to deflect his big energy attack thing, rather than use Light Arrows, but that's not very hard to time.

Escaping the castle wasn't too bad, but I made a few stupid mistakes against the Stalfos and died two times in total, sadly.

Ganon: I was really silly. So, my preferred strategy is usually to roll between his legs then attack. I stupidly decided this was too risky with only 3 hearts (1 hit kill), so I opted to instead go for the Light Arrow stun, followed by running around his back. That works perfectly fine, but I only have enough magic to do that about half the battle. I suffered a few humiliating deaths before discovering that DEKU NUTS ARE THE BEST ITEM EVER. They not only temporarily stun Ganon, but they actually deal damage to his tail! But then I died and had no Deku Nuts left...

Ultimately, I returned to my usual rolling strategy and beat him straight away. :P

3 Heart Challenge... COMPLETE!


I am late to the party, but want to throw my congrats anyhow. My recent endeavors with Xillia 2 made me realize just how epic certain gaming accomplishments, or even just finishing a title, can be/feel. Maybe it is just the sense of being focused and dedicated enough to set arbitrary goals and achieve them. Perhaps it is the confirmation that, in spite of challenge and difficulty, one can succeed. Regardless of the reason I have always felt stuff like this ^^ should be more celebrated than it is.

Fact is I always feel a certain degree of "anti-climactic" upon finishing a game. I want to actively do my part to start changing that. Even some simple forum well wishing can help. So congrats.


Thanks Klyde. :)
14  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 31, 2014, 08:21:05 AM
Dice, Aeolus: Thanks guys! Maybe if MM gets a 3DS release I'll give it a shot. ;) Can't be bothered to pull out my N64 these days.
15  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 29, 2014, 07:37:09 PM
Ganon's Castle
And.... DONE!

Fighting my way up the tower and then taking on Ganondorf was cake. With only half a magic meter I had to resort to a spin-attack to deflect his big energy attack thing, rather than use Light Arrows, but that's not very hard to time.

Escaping the castle wasn't too bad, but I made a few stupid mistakes against the Stalfos and died two times in total, sadly.

Ganon: I was really silly. So, my preferred strategy is usually to roll between his legs then attack. I stupidly decided this was too risky with only 3 hearts (1 hit kill), so I opted to instead go for the Light Arrow stun, followed by running around his back. That works perfectly fine, but I only have enough magic to do that about half the battle. I suffered a few humiliating deaths before discovering that DEKU NUTS ARE THE BEST ITEM EVER. They not only temporarily stun Ganon, but they actually deal damage to his tail! But then I died and had no Deku Nuts left...

Ultimately, I returned to my usual rolling strategy and beat him straight away. :P

3 Heart Challenge... COMPLETE!
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