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781  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Just started Strange Journey... on: July 21, 2010, 07:32:01 PM
That risk factor is what draws certain people to these games though. Although it allowed you to keep your map progress, Etrian Odyssey could be just as harsh.  If they did make the changes you mention it may allow other gamers to enjoy it more but it could also lose that attractiveness that drew people to it in the first place.

782  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Just started Strange Journey... on: July 21, 2010, 06:45:15 PM
The only thing that really annoyed me about SJ was when in the middle of negotiating they say "I want 1,005,002 Macca. Only joking, did you believe me?"

I did not mind it when Faeries did it because, well... they are Faeries. It really got on my nerves after a while though.
783  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: PSP Rpg's. Whatever will I buy? on: July 20, 2010, 05:13:55 PM
Half minute hero is a great game but also very short. It is also pretty easy until Hero 300 and Hero 3.
784  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Food! on: July 20, 2010, 08:26:31 AM
It's funny, when I was a kid my Gran would use an ice cream scoop on the mashed potatoes, and you would get little mounds of mashed potato. Now I do that myself, I can't enjoy them unless they are like ice cream scoops.

I have it the same way. To be honest I was not aware there was another way. I cannot imagine eating it when it is just mush. You need to get your fork and cut one of the scoops in half before eating them.
785  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Food! on: July 20, 2010, 04:16:06 AM
As much as I hate stereotypes the truth is that a lot of Irish people love potatoes. I mean having it in one form or another at least once a day. I remember a while back my mother always going "So, you are tired of potatoes?. Then lets have Chips today (You call them fries) today"

I got rid of how we would actually say that. Although I love Ireland rain and all, I can see how it would be a grammar Nazi's hell.

Fried potatoes and lamb are wonderful. Pity I have no idea how to cook it.
786  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Just started Strange Journey... on: July 19, 2010, 06:05:05 PM
It does have certain jumps in difficulty. The first is probably in the first area where B2 stops being an ice cave and becomes a war torn city.

What I mainly do is try to map out the entire area in short journeys. By the time you finish that area's map you should have gained a few levels. Take your time and try to get a healer and a buffer/debuffer. Also  check to see have you unlocked any new weapons or armour. You may not need them but grinding is always easier when you have a goal.

 One thing to avoid is constantly talking to demons in which you already own one. If you keep doing this the lack of exp will really come back to haunt you.
787  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is coming to an end! on: July 19, 2010, 04:17:47 PM
As long as no one preses the end of the world button, we will be alright.

788  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is coming to an end! on: July 19, 2010, 01:22:28 PM
My guess is if the world does end in 2012 it will be a self fulfilling prophecy. Some person could just be sitting at his/her computer and be thinking to themselves "hmm so I have two more years until the deadline, better hurry".
789  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 17, 2010, 04:33:00 PM
790  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: jeanne d'arc on: July 17, 2010, 03:35:11 PM
I often just let the world map music play.
791  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: July 16, 2010, 04:47:58 PM
I just finished playing FFTA. The story seemed pretty poor compared to FFT during my first playthrough. This time around I changed my perspective of it.

Marche: A young boy who is prepared to commit the mass genocide of an entire world in order to return home.

Montblanc: A nihilistic moogle who grows tired of awaiting the inevitable.

Doned: "Marche, I can walk. It is a miracle"
Marche: "Enjoy it while you can brother dear. Soon you shall be returning to your forsaken wheelchair"

Ritz: "It is amazing. For the first time I can accept myself for who I really am"
Marche: "Um, about that. I kind of need to kill Mewt's mother to destroy this world and return it to its former glory. Will you help me Ritz?"
Ritz: *Unsheathes sword*
Marche: "...You disappoint me Ritz"

Mewt: "Look Marche, My mother is alive and my father is back to behaving how he used to act"
Marche: "Hehe... well this is kind of awkward. I kind of need to kill your mom but do not worry everything will turn back to normal. Your mom will stay dead, your dad will turn back into a loser and a lifetime of being bullied awaits you.
Mewt: huh?
Marche: "And what was with turning everyone who bullied you into zombies? You know, just for the chuckles, I am going to leave your precious bear behind when we go home"
792  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 16, 2010, 04:23:15 PM
I was dragged along to see twilight. It was pretty bad although not as awful as I was expecting. It was probably because I did not take it that seriously. I have realised it is not twilight itself I hate(I greatly dislike it) but the rabid fans. There is nothing wrong with liking something but the fanbase joins the ranks of FF7 and Narutos.

793  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: July 15, 2010, 02:21:18 PM
Personally, I prefer it as it is. It is useful for a WRPG fan to hear the opinion another WRPG fan might have about a specific JRPG or vice-versa. On the other hand people may prefer to have it divided so as the conversation about each of the two gets more detailed.

794  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top Ten Worthless RPG Characters on: July 13, 2010, 05:41:02 PM
I agree that barring the extra dungeon in advance, FF6 was not that difficult.

That said you could be in deep trouble fighting the yellow tentacle monster under Castle Figaro in WoR if Celes, Sabin and Edgar were underlevelled. Especially if you suck at using Sabin.
The dragons and some extra bosses could be difficult depending on what spells you have learned(Imagine fighting the boss on top of the magic tower without life 3).

795  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: PSP Rpg's. Whatever will I buy? on: July 13, 2010, 04:17:26 PM
I do not think that it is available for digital download but I really enjoyed Brave Story: New Traveller. If I had to describe it in a few words it would be "Fun" and Charming"

If you see a copy of it I would suggest picking it up although you may want to look up about it first. I am not exactly known for having the same taste in rpgs as the mojority of people.
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