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601  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 03, 2013, 12:43:13 PM
For anyone that has seen the episode and read the books.

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did they do "you know what" with Greywind?
602  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2013, 05:40:11 AM
And the lack of dynamism wouldn't normally be an issue but you backtrack a lot in Morrowind/jump around between towns a lot. But they never really change so it gets repetitive.

I agree with you that the NPCs doing nothing is immersion breaking. I tend to install a mod these days that gives them a routine. It really makes the world feel more alive.

I do disagree about the towns though. I thought that they did a good job making the towns seem different. Not disagreeing that there is a lot of backtrack though.

@Annubis
One other thing to mention is that the Morrowind community although helpful tends to be filled with elitism. They don't take critisism to the game well which is ridiculous as the game like every other has its faults.
603  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 02, 2013, 10:06:17 PM
Just read that a giant Morrowind overhaul got released.
http://morrowind.nexusmods.com/mods/36945/

Debating if I want to get it off Steam and see what all the Morrowind fuss has always been about...

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Morrowind is my favourite Elder Scrolls game but there are probably a few things you should know before buying it. There are a few things that turn off players of Oblivion and Skyrim who try Morrowind after the later installments.

The first is the combat. The combat is based off of invisible dice rolls. This means that you hit an enemy with your sword and depending on your stats, you may miss or hit. The lower your blade skill the more chance you have of missing. Due to your lower stats at the beginning of the game, attacks missing a lot of the time turns players off.

The second thing is the lack of full fast travel. Fast travel in Morrowind is basically like the carriage system in Skyrim. You can only fast travel to cities and not all cities are connected together by fast travel. Meaning you may have to travel from town A to Town B before getting the option of fast travelling to Town C. You cannot fast travel to Dungeons outside of the mark and recall spell. While sounding bad, it does raise the aspect of exploration which I loved.

Lastly is the absence of Quest markers. Meaning you have to judge where to go by the journal. The map may update with the location of the site but you have to complete the quest without any aid outside of the Journal.

Those three are the main thins that turn people off. If you can get past those factors you will find a great game. The world feels truly alien unlike the more traditional fantasy setting of the later two. There are a lot more weapon types and spells. It contains all the fun things you would expect from an Elder Scrolls game.

It does have the same levelling system as Oblivion though so if you disliked that you could always get a mod that replaces it with a different one. I personally use Galsiahs leveling system.
604  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: June 02, 2013, 06:27:23 PM
Nier: Kaine's Salvation
One of my favourite songs from NieR. I love how a lot of their music has lyrics. I can't think of much games that do and even those who do don't have it to the extent NieR does.

FFVII Crisis Core: The Price of Freedom


Final Fantasy X: To Zanarkand


Radiant Historia: The Red Locus
I actually loved all the battle themes from Radiant Historia. I liked how they were all named after a colour.


Black and White: Sailor Song
If you have played the game, this song will forever remain in your head.
605  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Alright peeps, lets try: Top 10 Favorite Games on: June 01, 2013, 11:21:12 AM
In no particular order

1. Final Fantasy VI

This game had charm, and lots of it. Gameplay wise it is probably where the series starts losing whatever dificulty it had but it is still a blast to play. I also find the sprites have passed the test of time better than certain early 3D games like FFVII and Legend of Dragoon. Not to mention you can suplex a train.

2. Suikoden II/V

I have actually played V more times than II. Story wise and music wise II is probably better but V kept drawing me back. I thought war battles were better done in V. I was not a huge fan of them in II.

3. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
By far my favourite Elder Scrolls game. The world felt more alien than oblivion and Skyrim which really drew a player in. Exploring was really fun too. I actually liked the absence of a quest marker although some of the journal hints were confusing if not plain wrong. The combat is a bit difficult to get used to although if you can manage to get a skill past 45 you will be able to hit the vast majority of the time. The ashy voices of the Dunmer are also awesome.

4. Rune Factory 3
There was such a huge jump in quality from 2 to 3 that it was surprising. Frontier was great but 3 just seemed to have everything and more.

5. Crash Bandicoot 3/Spyro the Dragon
Yes, these are here. No, it is not a mistake.

6. Shadow of the Colossus
Great game. The satisfaction of finding out the weakness of a colossi was probably the best part of the game for me although some just click with you instantly
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Dat Beard

7. Trails in the Sky
This game just clicked with me. It is one of the few games where I spoke to every NPC repeatedly without regret. Each one seemed to have their own mini story going on rather than the usual "Welcome to town A" or "I have heard the villain is villainous"   

8. Radiant Historia
I am a sucker when it comes to time travel games.

9. Thief 2: The Metal Age
I am not normally a big fan of stealth games but really enjoyed playing this game. The first game is also great.

10. Shin Megami Tensei III: Lucifer's Call
I really enjoyed the minimalistic story going on and the gameplay was also great.

Honourable Mentions
Crash Team Racing (I prefer it to Mario Cart)
Tomba (Play it)
Guardians Crusade
Tales of the Abyss (Only played it recently on 3DS but it jumped up to being my favourite tales game)
Xenoblade (My favourite game on the Wii...although it does not exactly have much competition)
Breath of fire IV (I hated this game for years. It was just so different to the other titles but then something clicked making it my second favourite BoF game.
Valkyria Chronicles (This game was just great)
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Persona 3/4
 
606  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: May 31, 2013, 09:09:17 PM
Soma Bringer - Idea

Rune Factory Frontier - Home
Rune Factory Frontier - Kross
Rune Factory 2 - Credits OST
Because you can never have enough Rune Factory

Tales of The Abyss - Meaning of Birth

Jeanne S'Arc - Trail
I don't know how long I left my psp on the world map while I listened to this.

Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger - The Last Battle
I actually prefer it to The Last Last Battle music.

Portal - Credit Song
Love it but do not listen unless you have beaten the game. Portal 2 credit song is also awesome.

Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call - Final Battle
607  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What do you do after beating a fantastic game? on: May 31, 2013, 08:08:31 PM
Well, in my experience, beating VLR is not best followed with Fire Emblem, because VLR has awesome writing and (YES I KNOW YOU FUCKERS LIKE IT) Fire Emblem has shallow Saturday-morning cartoon writing that I hated. So I don't do that.

I did just beat P4G, and ended up trying to play something totally different so as not to make whatever came after seem lacking in comparison. Worked out well. Generally seems to be a good idea.

I think I am the opposite. I usually try to play something slightly similar. Finishing a great turn based rpg would make me want to play a similar type whereas disliking a game would turn me away from similar type games for a while.

It is also nice to be able to look at threads about the game without worrying about spoilers.
608  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Guilty pleasure anime thread on: May 31, 2013, 05:19:42 PM
Card Captor Sakura... :)

That show was great. I remember watching it as a kid and loved it.

I have watched some stuff that was pretty bad but stuck with it or ended up being embarrassing to watch but they are not really guilty pleasures to me. One series does come to mind though.

Aria the Animation



I love this series. It is not exactly the fastest paced show ever and nothing really happens... at all. I ended up watching every season and never regretted it for a second. The reason it is a guilty pleasure for me is the show does not really fit my personality and I will never mention I watched it to anyone I actually know.
609  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 31, 2013, 06:21:43 AM
Phase three Lucifer is causing me trouble in Devil Survivor. Three almighty attacks in a row just devastated my main attack party.

I have been thinking about getting Wizardry 8 from GoG. Saw some screenshots that really interested me. I have never played a wizardry game before. Also saw that 6+7 are connected somehow with 8. The two come together so I am wondering if I should get them first. They kind of give me a might and magic feeling although I have only played M&M 6 and 8.
610  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: May 30, 2013, 12:36:30 PM
White Knight Chronicles - The Travelers
I was not the biggest fan of the game but thought this piece of music was great.

Guardian Crusade - Opening
Loved this game. There was a lot of music I liked from it but the opening theme sticks out.

Pokemon Black/White - Route 10
It may be just me but I find it hard to think of memorable pokemon music. This changed however as soon as I entered Route 10.

Suikoden 2 - Reminiscence
Probably my favourite music from the Suikoden series.

Shadow of the Colossus - Counterattack
I am not sure if I would enjoy this as much if I had not played SotC beforehand. It just brings back memories of battling the Colossi.
611  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 30, 2013, 12:01:20 PM
Stick with this - you'll see why I posted it here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MQ5ziNOtoMU

Looks like I went to the weird side of Youtube again.

I certainly wasn't expecting that ending.

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I don't think I will ever be able to watch a magical girl anime and not think of this now.
612  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 29, 2013, 06:15:02 PM
Segata Sanshiro


613  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A helpful (but long) video explaining the plot of Kingdom Hearts on: May 28, 2013, 05:50:28 PM
The only complicated part of Kingdom Hearts was the addition of a bunch of games that add story that wasn't needed and entirely less compelling then the main story.

I thought Birth by Sleep was quite good. Both by filling some plot holes and by actually being a good game when compared to the other non main title games.
614  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gen6: Pokemon X & Y on: May 27, 2013, 01:04:31 AM
I wouldn't mind if they kept Fire/Water/Grass so much if they just added a second type that countered the firsts weakness.

Fire/Dark, Water/Psychic and Grass/Fighting.

Who am I kidding. It would obviously be
Fire/Fighting, Water/Dark and Grass/Psychic
615  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: May 27, 2013, 12:57:46 AM
a lot of times i was dying because i was being overly aggressive. especially versus the swarms of bandits where they can come at you from a blind spot. i didnt pick strider because i wanted to be strictly melee and felt id be gimping myself by not using the bow. i chose mystic knight thinking it would give me a reason to want to block. also my pawns made no attempt to run away until i did. lastly early on i was overly dependant on the default pawn for healing because i hate going into a menu everytime i want to heal.

I could be wrong but from what I remember, the bandits do not show up there at night but are rather replaced by the weaker wolves.

What is the inclination of your pawn? Some can be quite good while others such as Guardian kind of suck. It does depend on your class however. Guardian made my pawn hang around me all the time during battle drawing all the enemies to my mage. Can't imagine it would be good for a mage to have guardian either. I went to the knowledge chair to change it so he is doing a lot better now.
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