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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Games of the Year 2014 - Official Thread on: January 09, 2015, 04:22:31 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.

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?
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: January 09, 2015, 02:08:55 PM
Is it safe to say it's similar to...say...Gods Eater or Lord of Arcana?

It is a bit different to God Eater but it has similarities. I will say it is way more like God Eater than Monster Hunter though. It is made by the same people after all.
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: January 09, 2015, 01:03:10 PM
It is a hunting game but I wouldn't call it a Monster Hunter clone. The two are really different. Monster Hunter has really slow, precise gameplay whereas Freedom Wars combat is pretty fast paced. It also doesn't focus on grinding the same battles for upgrade materials nearly as much as Monster Hunter does. You still can but you don't really need to. The idea behind the game world is really cool but they don't really do anything with it.

Most people think it is the best hunting game on the Vita. I thought it was fun but the story segments between missions can be a bit too long when the main draw to the game is the gameplay. There are different boss type monsters but combat kind of stays the same throughout.
64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 07, 2015, 08:07:19 AM
I get ads here for Russian dating sites, some flash game called Animal Jam and then there are the ads asking  do I have diabetes or heart problems. They are running low on people to test on.

Tried vogue.co.uk and was not disappointed.
65  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: January 07, 2015, 07:45:52 AM
The game is great but the battle animations for mages look ridiculous. Alright people lets twirl from the heart!
66  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 05, 2015, 06:42:55 AM
rushed the game with a might of a thousand Reyn's.

I am glad you finished it at the right time.

About to fight the boss from the third dungeon in Persona 4 Golden. A bit under leveled but I have a persona that nulls ice so hopefully it will go alright. I don't remember him being that hard in vanilla P4

I finally got a larger hard drive for my PS3. 40 GB was not a lot of room to play around with.
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: January 03, 2015, 12:10:06 PM

68  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: January 02, 2015, 01:33:37 PM
Is anyone planning on getting Ayesha Plus even though they have the PS3 version? I would like to but I cannot justify spending money on a game I already have that have just a few new additions. I might pick it up on a sale. Atelier Shellie however is a game I really want.

I probably will. I never got far in Ayesha and really prefer playing Atelier games on handheld.
69  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.
70  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.
71  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
72  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.
73  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.

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.

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

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


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.
75  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.

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