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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 18, 2014, 08:54:24 PM
I was kind of shocked to be reminded while playing Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD that there actually *were* allusions in the original to the Keyblade War, the Worlds' origin, and even Xehanort's betrayal (sort of). I do think a lot of plot elements from the rest of the games still kind of made a lot of the first game irrelevant, but I had forgotten that those three big ones do kind of fit with the original.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 18, 2014, 08:34:39 PM
Damnit, I'm in complete smitten mode tonight. Mind you a more realistic-expectation laden form of smitten than I would be in back in High School or whatever, but still... don't think I'll ever change in that regard.

Ah well, at least it's nice to finally feel like getting back in the game after all the crap I put up with a year and a half ago.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 18, 2014, 11:33:18 AM
I really have developed some kind of gaming ADD. Last night I started Rogue Galaxy over for the fourth time. For some reason I always get to the part where you return to Rosa right after the mines and then just never go back to it.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 18, 2014, 09:46:59 AM
I can see the more die hard Vocaloid fans getting upset when entertainment news, and even perhaps some local news start doing their thing where "Let's do a story about this thing that's been around for a while like it's brand new 'cuz it's brand new to us!"
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 17, 2014, 10:43:49 PM
^Do you have Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie on any other platform? Because if not I'd highly recommend those. Shadow Complex also comes highly recommended.

Anyways, finally found Shibuya. Delved into the Messiah girl's mind and now she's traveling with me. Now I'm exploring Roppongi.

Have both Banjo games on my N64, which I actually still have hooked up. Haven't considered Shadow Complex in a while, certainly an option, though I've heard it's pretty short and not very challenging.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 17, 2014, 10:37:14 PM
By complete accident, I have enough money in my XBox account to buy something up to $20. Problem is, nothing else besides what I already own truly stands out. So suggest me some stuff!

Here's some highlights of what I've bought on XBox:

- Puzzle Quest/Puzzle Quest 2
- Gyromancer (I liked it, nobody else seems to)
- Dust: AET
- Banjo-Kazooie N&B
- Castle Crashers
- BattleBlock Theater
- Half-Minute Hero
- Crystal Defenders
- Bastion

Any suggestions are welcome, I'd hate to just leave the money sitting there, especially since I plan to be done with XBox once I finish my backlog on the console.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 17, 2014, 11:23:30 AM
Well this sucks... Witch and the Hundred Knight progress has been completely halted due to a seemingly unreachable switch in the second part of Chapter 4. Tried everything I could possibly think of with no luck. Looked around thinking maybe I was trying to use the wrong switch, but sure enough it was the only one around. I don't like these kinds of "puzzles" mostly because the "solution" is something stupid that the game failed to offer as a possibility.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 16, 2014, 11:21:31 PM
I don't know why I'm so pissed off about people's knee-jerk reactions to someone from Square Enix saying something about DRM.

It just sickens me how little people think sometimes, shouting about how they're going to boycott Square Enix for making the comment when they barely even USE DRM. It seems to me like it was an out-of-context quote about some matter that doesn't even pertain to Square Enix. But of course mainstream gaming media only care about getting those reactions from their readers, so they post non-news stories like this just to rattle some cages.

Ugh. It's late and it's been a long day, I probably won't even care about this in the morning.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 16, 2014, 11:02:19 PM
^ Infomercial acting is best acting.
10  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 16, 2014, 09:45:11 PM
Just started thinking about my favorite TV series of all time, and felt like posting about in on here even though it's not a recent series and I haven't seen it in a long time. So, without further adieu...

Kings (2009)

The show only ran for one season, and I kind of blame NBC for giving it a time slot on Saturday night--a time slot where TV goes to die.

Anyway, the show takes place in a fictional world where society evolves at the same historical rate as our world except for government; monarchies have kept going until modern times, even in first world nations. The show follows one nation in particular and their ruler who is losing his people's faith by continuing to fail to end a war with a rival nation. In an attempt to rectify this, he befriends a young, popular war hero and gives him a role as an advisor. While the soldier in question continues to show up the king completely by accident, he never sees the king as anything more than a role model. The King, however, starts to see him as a threat and things get pretty intense. It's an awesome political drama if you're into that sort of thing, and packed full of amazing talent.

It's not available on Netflix (that I know of) but you can get it on Amazon Prime pretty cheap. I actually plan to rewatch it this summer when there's less shows that I follow on.

Also, I can't even think about the show without getting this song in my head:
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 16, 2014, 07:39:30 PM
It's time to stop using 15 year old games as the benchmark for bad voice acting.

Chaos Wars - NA Release Date, 2008

15 years huh? ;-P

Snark aside, very certain there's more recent examples if the year 2014 is contemporary enough for you. The entire game's just chalk full of bad VA but this timestamp I think captures the spirit of it. 'This' is bad voice acting of similar caliber. Conception II blows this out of the water.

I still hold that you can't judge components of a game based purely on the outliers of either extreme, especially on the side of bad. It's kind of a moot point though, because I don't believe the review called the voice acting bad so much as simply mismatched.
12  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 16, 2014, 07:34:35 PM
I do enjoy little trivia bits like that. Apparently in the original Cinderella, the titular character ends up with her evil stepmother after killing her real mother. Not sure the details there, but I do remember reading that somewhere.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 16, 2014, 07:32:59 PM
As an addict of Twitter, I have to say I hate Raptr. Especially the ranks based on how much time you've put into a game versus the global average. That's just dumb. Because one person doesn't have as much time to put into gaming as someone else, it doesn't mean their achievements with that game are somehow inferior to another person with more time on their hands.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 16, 2014, 05:03:37 PM
Witch and the Hundred Knight seems to be one of those games that I like a whole lot less when I'm not playing it. I was actually considering trading it in this morning, but then I start chapter 4 today and the music for the Ravine is fantastic, and the sudden chapter-start difficulty spikes seem to be gone, and you finally get a Tochka that's useful in battle.

Though I almost feel like I'm cheating with just how MUCH the third Facet increases Anima drops, even equipped as a sub-facet.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 16, 2014, 02:11:29 PM
It's time to stop using 15 year old games as the benchmark for bad voice acting.
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