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331  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 22, 2016, 10:48:03 PM
Finished the story in Danganronpa 2. I may post more about it tomorrow but the tl;dr version is that it was another excellent game marred only slightly by too many action-y minigames and a final trial with way too much long-winded dialogue in between the interactive bits that just kept repeating the same sentiments over and over instead of getting on with the story.

I still think the Danganronpa games have the best cast of characters around. Maybe to entertain myself I'll start matching forum members to Danganronpa characters and read their posts to myself in that character's voice and mannerisms.
332  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: April 21, 2016, 11:30:32 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this, and here seemed like the best place even though its certainly not exclusive to games and doesn't really have anything to do with a specific game. But after I quickly jumped in and out of the Zero Escape thread, I felt like vocalizing this opinion, but elsewhere so it didn't come across as antagonistic or directed at anyone in particular:

I don't understand the fun people have of trying to dig out details of plot twists and spoilers, basically trying to solve a game or movie or whatever's mystery before the game/movie/whatever has given out all the clues. Even when a TV show teases that someone is going to die, I don't like participating in the discussion of who it might be. Eventually you're going to run through all the possibilities and then the surprise will mean that much less.

And sure, if whatever doesn't manage to surprise you and allowed you to figure out the mystery on your own, you could blame the story for not making enough of an effort to be surprsing, but I still feel like going through the exercise is just a guarantee that you won't get the same enjoyment as just going along for the ride. And I realize this makes it sound like I don't like mysteries, but its quite the opposite. I love anything with good twists and mysteries and "mind fuckery" as I mentioned in the game journal, I just personally feel like part of my enjoyment of that kind of story is to just let it do its thing and not try to interfere by analyzing and theorycraft every detail.

Anyway, that's my unpopular opinion for the evening.
333  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 21, 2016, 11:18:50 PM
I just started Chapter "6" in Danganronpa 2.

WHAT     IS      EVEN

Love this kind of mind fuckery.
334  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: April 21, 2016, 05:42:32 PM
I like to think of Light's hair as the anime version of Rose Blonde
335  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: April 21, 2016, 11:36:51 AM
Maybe its on purpose. Maybe as a prequel Lenneth hasn't quite gotten very "battle-hardened"

Mind you that brings into question what she's doing in Valhalla in the first place, but hey I'm trying.
336  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 21, 2016, 11:22:07 AM
After what I heard about the PC Port of Symphonia, I think I'd rather it just come to the PS4.
337  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zero Escape 3 official on: April 20, 2016, 11:13:14 PM
After getting into the Danganronpa series, I actually care about ZE3 a bit less than I did before. I mean, I'm still excited for a conclusion to the story, and there certainly has never been anything bad about the gameplay, but...

...to be perfectly frank the characters in Zero Escape just feel kind of boring compared to the colorful casts of misfits in the Danganronpa games. Not to mention three games with three different art styles does not a cohesive series make.
338  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: April 20, 2016, 03:34:15 PM
Admittedly, I don't know much about New York law, but is that just for primaries? Because that seems like a weird restriction for the general election.
339  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: April 20, 2016, 03:14:06 PM
To further these shenanigans, and please bear with me as I've never given a damn about politics til this year because trump is frightening so if I use incorrect terminology I apologize, but ny is I believe a closed primary, so independants can't vote for the democratic nominee. Apparently, the large majority of bernie supporters are independants, so they were all ineligible without a party change, and the deadline in new york to change your party was october of last year. So many votes for him lost because ny has some bootlegged bullshit system. I don't agree with this locked party system. Just because I am a registered democrat doesn't mean I shouldn't be able to vote for a republican nominee if I really agree with his or her viewpoints. It really goes to show how limited our choice really is.

Unless, you know, you don't register with a party >_>
340  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 20, 2016, 12:37:10 PM
Will never understand the love for the 360. There was the RROD incident when it first began, the firmware update mid-cycle that made older 360s run like shite, the adoption of a horribly oversized (IMO) controller as the de facto PC controller, the beginning of the Kinect, Peter Molyneux's fall from grace, those damn ads all over the dashboard, Rare becoming glorified avatar makers, and more.

However, I won't say good riddance as it did bring Vesperia to the Western market.
341  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 19, 2016, 11:47:57 AM
Currently listening to the Distant Worlds version of Balamb Garden while I work on homework, and somehow have the sadistic desire to replay Final Fantasy 8. Will have to look at pictures of Squall and Co.'s horribly pixelated face mush later to fight this urge.
342  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: April 19, 2016, 11:34:15 AM
The final battle in XIII-2 was my favorite final battle in the trilogy. One of the most underrated final battle themes in the entire FF series and a nice homage to FF4's Bahamut/Tiamat fights.
343  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 19, 2016, 11:31:44 AM
The water is off in my apartment until 5pm for maintenance and I really need to drop a starmondeuce

After water is turned off, every toilet should have one good flush left as the water should already be in the tank.
344  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: April 18, 2016, 07:35:47 PM
Gawd, Serah was a boring protag. 

I liked Serah better than Lightning.

And most people on this forum know by now that I thought LR was the worst entry in the XIII trilogy. I didn't like the flow and progression and I thought the ending was just... bleerrrgghhh
345  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Reviewing a bad game on: April 18, 2016, 06:07:58 PM
Yeah I could go on forever about the poor choices they made with this game. I'm doing this because I would like to review games as a potential career and I know at some point your going to have to review a bad game. There's no getting around it. I might as well start with this one lol.

One of the most important things I learned about writing reviews is to not think of the game as a whole, but always a collection of aspects. So you're never really reviewing a bad game or a good game, but rather a game with mostly negative aspects or a game with mostly positive aspects or a balance of the two. That way you can take a step back from your overall feeling towards the game and praise what a "bad game" does right and condemn what a "good game" does poorly.
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