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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Obligatory 2014 Thread: Your Year on: December 29, 2014, 09:55:47 PM
1. Personal favourite game this year - Dragon Age 2
Sure it has recycled dungeons, the darkspawn look like henchmen from a Power Rangers show and you could only play as a human. Alright, so nine out of ten Mages were Blood Mages, the Templars were the bad guy choice in a conflict that was supposed to have both sides grey and there were very few enemy types in the game.

Even through all of those things, I still loved it. The characters were what did it for me. It also was better at showing the passage of time than a lot of other games. Dragon Age Origins felt more like a few days than a full year. Staying with Kirkwall felt cramped but it also made me care more about the city than I would have otherwise. I also liked how the main focus of Act 2 and 3 were slowly built up rather than how every faction was facing internal problems simultaneously in Origins.

2. 2014 Game of the Year - Luftrausers
This was a big surprise for me. I was sure I was going to hate it before I even started it but I ended up loving it. Biggest surprise hit for me since Hotline Miami.

3. Biggest disappointment for 2014 - The Walking Dead Season 2
I actually really liked it but the full realisation that none of the choices you make in the game actually matter finally got to me. I liked the various endings but I feel that if they continue with the same main character all those endings will mean nothing. I think I preferred season 1 a good deal more. Nothing has really matched the farm episode for me so far.
47  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 28, 2014, 01:18:27 PM
Started Ys Memories of Celceta (I keep calling it Calcutta in my head)
Think I may have skipped the first main quest by mistake unless the Giant Tree questline was supposed to be after the river one. I completed the river quest and although the bosses hit like trucks they were easy once I found their pattern. The Giant tree has pretty easy enemies so far. Beat the giant bee without even using any real strategy. I just went up and did a full frontal assault. Guessing the main boss of the dungeon will be harder though.
48  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 27, 2014, 11:12:45 AM
Not unless a Middle-Earth year is only four months long.

Hell, most of the reason why Bilbo was still alive during the events of Lord of the Rings was because of his possession of the One Ring, otherwise Halflings and Humans generally share the same life span (or at least Hobbits generally do live longer than Humans, but part of that can be attributed to the fact that fewer things are generally trying to kill them, or at least they themselves are less likely to try to kill themselves on adventures and such compared to the average Human). And even if he was 90 years old or something, he'd be old as fuck since again, Bilbo had just retired at 111 and that was after decades of being under the influence of the One Ring, which itself kept Gollum alive for centuries. Once Bilbo passed on the One Ring to Frodo, he aged rapidly, to the point of becoming somewhat feeble and bedridden by the time Frodo caught up with him at Rivendell.

There is a 'first Aragorn' that predates 'Strider Aragorn' by a couple of centuries but we're talking 'early Second Age' sort of timeframe.

I think the Dunedain have a larger lifespan than normal humans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShqgOuWUuwA (Starts being relevant at 1:30)

http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/D%C3%BAnedain (you can skip down to Characteristics
49  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 27, 2014, 08:39:35 AM
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. If you ever want to know why it's not a good idea to run a massive war scenario in the middle of a D&D campaign, watch this movie.


Edit: Also, I laughed when Legolas was told to go find and watch over Strider at the end of the film (given that the events of The Hobbit takes place about 70 years prior to The Lord of the Rings).

Isn't Aragorn like 90 Years old or something during The Two Towers? Could have sworn they mentioned it in the extended version. Something about the old blood.
50  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 25, 2014, 05:31:34 PM
Danganronpa 2

Really liking it so far. The trials are a bit more complex than the first game. They don't really shove the identity of the culprit in your face like the first one did. I think I preferred the setting and atmosphere of the first game but so far I probably prefer the second game more. The Zero Escape games have made me come up with theories about the game that might be slightly out there.

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I have had suspicions about the main character and Nagito since the first trial and gotten stronger with each flashback. Random theory time where I can look back on this and realise how crazy/correct I was. I think Nagito is actually Hajime with his memories altered and the MC is someone else. Looking at Nagito's full name, it seems to be an anagram for Naegi Makota. I seriously hope this is a red herring like the trials are fans of since it just seems really lame. I wouldn't mind Nagito being a tranformed Ultimate Despair Naegi  rather than the MC discovering they are the ultimate hope Naegi at the last trial. As long as I don't get another Ultimate Hope ending I will be happy. It really lowered my overall opinion of the first game.

51  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 22, 2014, 03:57:06 PM
Theatrhythm

I have no idea why Aerith's Theme is a BMS. It screams FMS.

VLR

Got an urge to replay a bit of it and went down branch 3. The conversation about giving the lever a handjob has to be the most cringe worthy scene I have ever watched in any game I have played so far. It must go on for a good two or three minutes.
52  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 19, 2014, 07:54:58 AM
"Finished" Theatrhythm. The credits were cute. I really like when credits are not just a static background with a list of names scrolling down. Finally gotten used to Ultmate songs. I can beat the field songs and get an S or SS but battle songs are a bit more difficult. I can get an S in most but certain songs such as FFVIII Force your Way and Battle with the Four Fiends are just way beyond my skill level. I get destroyed in seconds.

53  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: September 17, 2014, 05:06:53 PM
Final Fantasy

Matoya's Cave
NES Version
Modern Version

I think I might actually prefer the NES version. It just feels like it has more charm somehow.

Final Fantasy Tactics - Trisection Battle theme 1
One of my favourite battle theme music.
54  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 17, 2014, 04:27:15 PM
Another person playing Theatrhythm. Loving it so far. My only complaint is that changing character abilities is a bit clunky.

A Medley Quest just gave me an Ultimate song to complete. My heart can't take that kind of pressure and pure panic that goes with them. Thankfully it was an FMS so I was able to manage it. Don't think I am at the level to do an Ultimate BMS. I have a similar problem to Klutz where Event songs just are not my thing and when I say that, I mean that I suck at them.

Jumped up to Pro League in Everybody's Golf.
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 17, 2014, 04:13:48 PM
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call currently has two free DLC songs available for a limited time

FFIX - Roses of May
FFVI - Battle 2 (This one)
56  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 13, 2014, 02:41:04 PM
Everybody's Golf/Hotshots Golf
I am really surprised at how much fun I am having with this. Got it with PS+ a long time ago but only tried it out now.

Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God
I apologise for not trusting you Star
The End
57  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: P.T. on: September 12, 2014, 01:05:25 PM
I tried it at a friends and thought it was great.

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The baby's screams got on my nerves after a while although every time it stopped, I started to panic
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: September 11, 2014, 09:33:17 AM
I thought Thomas Was Alone was great. It is a short easy game too. I had bought it as part of a bundle a long time ago but did not give it a go until recently. I think the biggest reason I ignored it for so long was that I looked at some screenshots and was not impressed. The narrator does a great job though and you forget that the main cast are squares and rectangles. If you buy PC bundles, you may already own it.

Two DS games I would recommend are Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Ghost Trick. Neither are difficult games.

http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/hoteldusk/index.html

http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/Ghost_Trick_Phantom_Detective/index2.html


59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: September 10, 2014, 11:01:59 AM
Crimson Shroud is really good but also pretty short. 'Tis also pretty cheap and it goes on sale regularly enough (not Atlus Sale regular)

There is also Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. I remember you saying you enjoyed the PS2 games on IRC before. The game is fun and the hit boxes have improved a lot. No wifi online though, just streetpass. MH4U is coming out next year though so you may want to wait. It also has multiplayer that uses wifi.

Not sure how you feel about dungeon crawlers but both Etrian Odyssey IV and Untold are great.
You must be nuts sir, I have a serious HATE for monster hunter on any console really simply because of the controls. It drove me nuts trying to play the first one. But I'll take a peek at crimson shroud.

All I remember from our Monster Hunter conversation from ages ago was you were passionate about the game. Note to self, passion =/= like.

I really liked Crimson Shroud. I was still playing it after I had beaten the game. Anyone else who played it can put in their Yay or Nay opinion on its quality.
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: September 10, 2014, 09:53:43 AM
Crimson Shroud is really good but also pretty short. 'Tis also pretty cheap and it goes on sale regularly enough (not Atlus Sale regular)

There is also Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. I remember you saying you enjoyed the PS2 games on IRC before. The game is fun and the hit boxes have improved a lot. No wifi online though, just streetpass. MH4U is coming out next year though so you may want to wait. It also has multiplayer that uses wifi.

Not sure how you feel about dungeon crawlers but both Etrian Odyssey IV and Untold are great.
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