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61  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 10, 2015, 09:10:45 PM
Personal tastes: how do they work.

Nice to know that in your alternate reality I was forcing Dark Souls into him.

What? No seriously, what? I don't understand what that means...

EDIT: Wait, is he just asserting that he's "right" by saying that "he's not acting"?

You lack passion to understand what I was trying to say it seems.
62  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 10, 2015, 07:11:39 PM
I at least I'm not acting with what I'm saying. But if we are supposed to get dense about this then have a good day I guess.
63  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 10, 2015, 05:56:55 PM
...Dark Souls does suck. So that felt very good, thank you.

Let's be realistic here. Generally, Souls is not for those that like to have their entertainment put into their mouths with a spoon gently. Does a game asking for effort on your part to get more out of the experience is that unappealing to you?
64  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: January 10, 2015, 02:15:18 PM
PERFECT SELECTION SNATCHER & SD SNATCHER

WARNING [SD SNATCHER] (Arrangement)

PERFECT SELECTION SNATCHER BATTLE

Difficult Move [SD SNATCHER] (Arrangement)

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES

Pleasure of Tension [SNATCHER] (MSX2 ver.)

METAL GEAR SOLID: INTEGRAL

Theme of Solid Snake [PlayStation/JP ver. only] (Arrangement)
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Games of the Year 2014 - Official Thread on: January 09, 2015, 05:19:37 PM
It is the sheer amount of time played that I don't get. You must have played it for almost 300 hours with story playthroughs and multiplayer combined. I couldn't do that for a game I didn't really like. Especially since I recall you mentioning you hated the violence. I remember your game journal posts and you seem to feel the same way now as you did during your first playthrough.

Were you playing multiplayer with friends or randoms?

That was the time the game I remember telling me I put into the multiplayer. When I saw it I found it somewhat weird too but I didn't give it much attention.

Games were with randoms taking different approaches with each weapon and what not.

And funny thing about the violence, was that months later (after I dropped the game) I saw a small part of a panel with some of the staff from Naughty Dog where I noticed that what bothered me about the violence itself at the time was that Clickers should have been the dirtiest fights, not so much with humans (at least not in the campaign).
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Games of the Year 2014 - Official Thread on: January 09, 2015, 04:10:53 PM
Why would you subject yourself to 7 playthroughs of the main campaign, 2 playthroughs of additional DLC, and 200+ hours of multiplayer in an experience that did not engage you and left you "emotionally empty"? I am positive I am misinterpreting/missing something.

Because I know Naughty Dog is capable of doing better than a dramatic TV series for a game. But more than just that, the game didn't fit with all the other works the team did before. And the progresion they could have potentially make after Uncharted 3 was for something completely different, and that mixed with the feeling of emptiness that the game left me bothered me. So I kept playing and did some research on my own to understand my experience.

It was interesting going through all that in retrospective, but after all being said and done I have never felt in so much disagreement in the popularity and success of a game before like I did with TLoU.
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Games of the Year 2014 - Official Thread on: January 09, 2015, 02:26:46 PM
You know how stoners sometimes can say a word over and over again until it loses its meaning?

You pretty much did that to yourself with The Last of Us

smh.
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Games of the Year 2014 - Official Thread on: January 09, 2015, 09:22:43 AM
Last year really was more of a year for WRPGs fans for what I've seen in some parts. A couple of big JRPGs are gonna come out this year for sure and the only thing I expect to see for the "best of" in 2015 is Persona 5 taking every category on RPGFan.

Personally, I'm all about Bloodborne and MGSV: The Phantom Pain this year, and I don't know about P5 after loving the hell out P3 FES and P4 leave me super cold and pretty disappointed to be honest. But then again it has been a looong time since the last Persona so hopefully Atlus delivers cool new stuff for this one.

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On a personal note from my year in gaming on 2014:

2014 was officially the year I got sick of people calling The Last of Us "a masterpiece".

I didn't had any real expectation in 2013 for TLoU other than "I like Uncharted and this looks intriguing since that demo back on E3 2012", by the time I finished the 1st playthrough I felt as emotionally empty as I did when I finished Red Dead Redemption and I didn't knew what opinion I really had of it like when I finished the original BioShock.

7 playthroughs of the campaign, 2 playthroughs of the Left Behind DLC and 200+ hours of the Multiplayer Mode later I got why I felt like that. TLoU did virtually everything that Resident Evil 4 did 9 years before TLoU, but it wasn't self-aware of its own nature which made the rest of the experience lack any kind of engagement in my time and experience with it.

That being said, the moments when it did showed potential, and TLoU as a game is good, is in those parts when it leaves its own drama and becomes a Survival Horror game in line with modern RE. And in the multiplayer when is replicating what made the original Gears of War a fun Third-person shooter (combat with weight and good sound design). And that's it.

Story and characters? People have been jerking off to it since the game came out, but as far as stories in games in 2013 goes I was having a blast with MGR: Revengeance's exaggerated (but clever) continuation of MGS4's story. Which just like Wolfenstein: The New Order it had no right to be as good as it was.

*sigh* Ah well. At least after all of this The Evil Within got the strange taste that TLoU left out of my mouth with a game I'm gonna be playing just as much as I've done with all the other games Shinji Mikami has done.
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: January 07, 2015, 02:24:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtsNbxgPngA

Jimmy Fallon Blew a Chance to Date Nicole Kidman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B47Vtsw10eg

Box of Lies with Nicole Kidman
70  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Marvel: Ant-Man to retain core Edgar Wright 'DNA' on: January 07, 2015, 02:18:28 PM
As long as the movie is fun I'm good. Party poopers be damned.
71  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Marvel: Ant-Man to retain core Edgar Wright 'DNA' on: January 07, 2015, 02:41:05 AM


1st Full Look at Ant-Man - Marvel's Ant-Man Teaser -- Marvel Entertainment, YouTube
72  Media / Miscellaneous Games / VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action on: January 05, 2015, 01:30:05 PM


In this world, corporations reign supreme, all human life is infected with nanomachines designed to oppress them, and terrifying White Knights ensure that everyone obeys the laws.

But, this is not about those people.

You are a bartender at VA-11 HALL-A, affectionately nicknamed "Valhalla". Although it is just a small bar downtown, it attracts the most fascinating people this side of dystopia. Keep your clients lubricated and you will be made privy to the most interesting stories.


Official Website(s) : VA-11 HALL-A by SUKEBAN GAMES / VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

Miscellaneous : VA-11 HALL-A Devlog



Full Album (by Garoad)
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: January 05, 2015, 12:48:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLzjm9E1hwg

Miami Nights 1984 - Ocean Drive
74  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: WiiU on: January 02, 2015, 12:09:46 AM
Say... if Nintendo made Super Mario Bros 4 I'd probably shit on myself

That's Super Mario World if go with the Japanese box art.
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Obligatory 2014 Thread: Your Year on: January 01, 2015, 10:50:46 PM
Finished my 1st playthrough of The Evil Within a few days ago. And yes, like I said before, this is my Game of the Year for 2014.

To not make this post long. TEW is a love letter to the horror genre and is without a doubt the Survival Horror game the genre needed for years. I hope TEW influences the genre because it does so much stuff right that for over 8 to 10 years most of the people working on the genre seemingly forgot about.

Lastly, shout outs to the artists and sound designers. They did a fantastic job.

3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - I know I'm very alone in this opinion, but I really liked FFXIII and FFXIII-2 and couldn't stand Lightning Returns. The stat-building system was annoying and made it easy to get stuck, the costume system was kind of fun, but I didn't really like many of the costumes. The story was lackluster until the last few hours, and then the last twist in the final moments was eye-rolling levels of dumb.

At least you have some fun out of LR unlike the people that didn't played it and were busy being smartasses on blogs and forums (seriously that shit got old by the time XIII-2 came out).

Don't really get what's so eye-rolling about the ending for you, but whatever, I don't really care either way.
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