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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: May 07, 2016, 01:05:39 AM
@Agent D.: Yeah that's one. She also did it once or twice in XIII, as well as one time in Dissidia 012.

Honestly is more of an stance that comes and goes really quickly more than only a pose. And besides, Squall's Gunblade design and use is much more tricky to get to understand clearly instead of the one Lightning has since the entire design of the weapon is as flexible as her fighting style and it actually fire projectiles instead of only being able to strike your opponent with a melee attack.

I'm still amazed that something like Squall's gunblade "took off".  I kinda thought it was a cheesy idea and I never really got how it's supposed to work (does it fire or just sort of...add extra 'umph' to hits??).  FF8 in general I'm kind of ambivalent on; for half of the good designs there's an equal part of ones that just didn't really work with me.... NORG being a big one of these. :P

I really gotta revisit that game though, and/or just finish my FF PSX-era game journals on it.

I think Squall's gunblade just increases the power of his strings (although it uses cartridges so... figure that one out), I think his Dissidia combat style used this as well. From FF Wiki:

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In Dissidia Final Fantasy, Squall Leonhart's use of the Revolver is refined beyond the normal slashes seen in Final Fantasy VIII, incorporating the use of the gunblade's recoil for a unique combat style. Using the Heel Crush and Rough Divide techniques, Squall triggers a round while holding the gunblade behind him, the recoil propelling him forward. Using the Solid Barrel and Beat Fang techniques, Squall thrusts the blade into the enemy, triggers a round (which also damages the enemy), and the recoil of the shot pushes the blade back, where Squall immediately thrusts again, repeating the process several more times. In Final Fantasy VIII Squall wields his gunblade two-handed, but in Dissidia Final Fantasy he often uses the weapon with one hand.

Sounds like Squall refined his Gunblade into a Shotgunblade.

Also, why aren't there any Shotgunblades? We have Gunblades, Transforminggunblades, Chainsawguns and Flamingchainsawswords. So what's next? Transformingchainsawlightsabersthatshootsmallerlightsabers?
Well, gun is a pretty generic term....plus shotgunblade was technically done in Parasite Eve 2.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: May 06, 2016, 01:42:13 PM
It's a technical line of shit, but it's how I feel.

You mean like how she has a weak grip on her sword while over-head?
(Don't do this at home kids anyone)
Looking at it further...how the hell would she ever grip the trigger? It's in such a strange position and with such a wide gripping position...
33  Media / General Games / Re: Overwatch an expensive version of TF2 on: May 06, 2016, 01:40:26 PM
Tried the beta last night. Fun stuff, handles well (though the lack of aiming down sight disturbs me), and fairly fast paced. Lots of characters to mess with, all somewhat different from one another with ups and downs each. I'd say try it out, but I don't expect to be buying it, as it ends up being a very simple experience unless you live for multiplayer versus shooters.
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: May 06, 2016, 01:35:55 PM
^Lightning has done that pose before. Everything else I respect it because is your opinion.



I assume you mean this one? I don't like that pic either simply because it goes against Lightning's basic character of form over function. It's eye catching and flaunts some of her attributes but when would you ever have your sword raised over your head in a ready stance? It's asking to get skewered. It's a defensive stance and really only when your opponent has gone for an offensive overhead strike.

It's a technical line of shit, but it's how I feel.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: May 06, 2016, 12:52:26 PM
It's a silly design.

I don't know man. One has to do some hardcore jumps in logic to find the design silly, specially looking for a second your avatar and be reminded of that really weird figure for the Amazon.
Not sure how my head nestled between the sorceress's hugely oversized boobs has any merit here, but the design is silly because it's just silly. The flow of her outfit is nonsensical, especially given it's a bust instead of a full sized statue, the hair color is off, the way she's holding the sword is dumb and looks flashy over functional which is very not Lightning, and considering the pose itself what is the point of making it a bust anyway? It's a silly design, it feels incredibly unfinished and regardless of how much detail it was given, the details themselves seem flawed considering the character in question.

That's my opinion amyway.
36  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 05, 2016, 12:56:12 PM
Here's the silver screen look for the Power Rangers (2017). What do you guys think?


Source: SuperHeroHype/Entertainment Weekly

There's a Tron/Transformers joke in there somewhere, but I'm having a hard time finding it under all that clumsy, overdesigned blockiness. Seriously, Blue Ranger there looks like he's being propped up, Weekend at Bernie's style.
It reminds me of the original movie, actually, just a little more black instead of white.
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: May 04, 2016, 10:11:32 AM
It's a silly design.
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 04, 2016, 08:57:05 AM
So I'm considering taking my first vacation ever next year (as I don't work a regular 9-5 week work schedule), and I'm debating on going to Japan or maybe Ireland. Japan obviously for the electronics and video game related reasons, though I would like to travel outside of it to the more rural areas as well for some culture shock. Ireland's a little more interesting...besides the semi obvious heritage background, for a long time I considered that to be my "retirement home" locale. Anyone have some input or suggestions regarding either, I'd love to hear them.
39  Media / General Games / Re: Ratchet and Clank 2016 on: May 04, 2016, 07:13:15 AM
Watched the movie. I found it very underwhelming. I recall the games being edgier and containing a lot more adult humour. Heck, just look at the titles of some of those games: going commando, up your arsenal, quest for booty etc. This was your cookie cutter kids flick, though it still stayed very close to its source material in terms of characters and setting.

DISCLAIMER: I watched a dubbed version, so it's possible that some of the raunchier stuff was lost in translation or simply removed to be more kid friendly.
Actually, one of the bigger gripes with this game as well as the movie is the lack of the patented ratchet and clank humor. It was watered down considerably, leaving many fans above the age of 12 thinking wtf?
40  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 04, 2016, 12:07:52 AM
Can we all agree that she was the second best thing about Die Another Day (the first being the opening's theme song).
That would mean that Die Another Day had something good at all.
41  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 03, 2016, 07:28:19 PM
Never had much of an eye for halle berry. She's pretty and all, but idk...just never did much for me.

I feel you. There's this... pretentiousness (? - for lack of a better term) about her that rubs me the wrong way, and I don't find her to be that good of an actress. Plus, it takes a real asshole to pull not 1, but 2 hit and runs.
At least you didn't say I was just racist...
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Best and the Worst endings on: May 03, 2016, 03:55:25 PM
Apples and oranges is why I hate it when people ask me things like "what's your favorite game?"  And why it's so tough to make "best of" lists - is Diablo 2 better at being an action RPG than Disgaea 3 is at being a tactics RPG?  And how much of that is down to just my own preferences?

I am reminded of the "classic" line from Megamind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmFXEcI_AA4&feature=youtu.be&t=27
Besided, the arguement is about what you prefer to hear, not which category of it you prefer to hear. I'd rather eat an apple than an orange, he'd rather hear the song of mana ending theme than CCs.
43  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 03, 2016, 03:12:16 PM
Never had much of an eye for halle berry. She's pretty and all, but idk...just never did much for me.
44  Media / General Games / Re: Overwatch an expensive version of TF2 on: May 02, 2016, 10:02:06 PM
Edited because the deed is done.

Also, mild interest in this.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 02, 2016, 04:03:08 PM
Why are people with diverse racial backgrounds so attractive?
Seriously...goddamn.
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