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1876  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Well shit! There goes LucasArts on: May 06, 2013, 11:05:01 PM
Letting them die with whatever pride they had left was also an option.

(Yes, I know those IP are worth too much for that to happen)
1877  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Well shit! There goes LucasArts on: May 06, 2013, 07:58:10 PM
To quote Adam Jensen: I never asked for this.
1878  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 06, 2013, 06:32:39 PM
Sorry to hear D, but look at it this way: I probably can't even bench 100...
So for me, and probably a few others here, you're pretty damn amazing already with the effort you're putting in your training.

In other news, my manhood increased by reading this Youtube comment:
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you are my god.
my Star Ocean boss-defeating god.

1879  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 06, 2013, 03:09:00 PM
It's a valid answer to his hypothetical question where I included a warning that he should wait until he his later in the serie to read as to not spoil it. I'm not sure what you are complaining about.

(are you using a color palette for the forum where you can read it without selecting the text??? Because as far as I know it's black text on a black background)
1880  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII announced for PC, SE Store exclusive with new online features on: May 06, 2013, 10:12:03 AM
Apparently, the download for the game is only valid for 30 days. If you didn't keep the installer, you'd have to buy it again.

http://na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139347/29458897/I_cant_download_Final_Fantasy_30_days_after_buying_it_WTF!?pg=1
1881  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 06, 2013, 07:52:08 AM
You might want to read this when you are a bit later in the serie

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It doesn't matter because the world line is a self-healing mechanism. No matter what they do, they will either never get the computer or lose it to SERN shortly after acquiring it.
1882  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 03, 2013, 07:10:30 PM
I still can't believe there's a section on smell...
1883  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Alright peeps, lets try: Top 10 Favorite Games on: May 02, 2013, 12:36:47 PM
Wait... Energy Breaker is in the Lufia universe?
1884  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Zone of the Enders HD Collection, Jehuty in 1080p on: May 02, 2013, 09:35:45 AM

Consider me intrigued, still too soon for interested.
1885  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Alright peeps, lets try: Top 10 Favorite Games on: May 01, 2013, 08:35:22 PM
1. Chrono Trigger
Timeless classic. I can't add any more to what everyone has said over the last decade.

Playthroughs: Too many to count

2. Valkyrie Profile (PSX original)
The though-as-nail, hyper-rewarding, incredibly scripted, beautifully orchestrated, Norse immersed wonder. This game is both beautiful and depressing. It stays on the grey line between life and death and portrays the pointlessness of life with a cast that are but tiny specks of dust that you can't help but root for. Lenneth is an incredible protagonist, but the rest of the cast doesn't fall far behind.

A small snippet at the start of the game shows the depth of the characters:
It was through others' misfortune that I felt myself to be strong. That's right; I was myself without morals. Who was I to judge others? Who was I to look down on them? Injustice...

Finally, if a game ever did cutscenes right, this is it.

Playthroughs: 2

3. Terranigma
On the complete opposite of Valkyrie Profile. This game represents the beauty of life. The story, ambience and thematic are magnificent. The ending is so good, I think I stood in front of the screen for minutes just staring and listening to the music.

Playthroughs: 2

4. Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner
The ultimate proof that if you make a great 3-hour game, people will play it for a bazillion hours.
The art style is wonderful. The controls are simply god-sent. The boss fights are plentiful and interesting (except the hacking one... fuck that one).

Playthroughs: Too many to count

5. System Shock 2
Go read everything I posted in the System Shock 2 thread =P

Playthroughs: 5

6. Ogre Battle 64
As far as tactic RPGs go, I have never met one that equalled it. This game stands tall like a king. The complexity of the system and the liberties left to the player allow incredible customization. The chaos rating system allows for multiple playthrough to be different.

Playthroughs: 3

7. Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
I recently discovered this game and I'm amazed that even if I played it a decade later, the game didn't fall short because of it. This game shapes itself to how you play it to a degree that is almost hard to believe. "Don't. Open. It."

Playthroughs: 2

8. Star Ocean 2
I think this is the JRPG that came the closest to recreating the feeling of playing Chrono Trigger. It's happy, go-lucky and buckets of fun. The dual protagonist system is also a great feature.

Playthroughs: 6

9. Ar Tonelico 2
Although 1 and 3 are good too, this would be the most balanced one. An interesting take on the turn based combat system paired with big numbers (everyone loves big numbers). The music is excellent and Croix is by far the best character of the serie. The 3rd reyvateil ending is also one of the manliest thing I've ever seen a protagonist do.

Playthroughs: 1

10. Ever 17
I don't think a game will ever hit me as hard with its plot as that game did. I probably won't ever play it again, as knowing the ending just doesn't make it the same as the virgin run... but that first run was incredible.


Honorable mentions:
Super Metroid
Perfect Cherry Blossom and Imperishable Night (screw the game, the music itself wins it the honor)
Yakuza 4
Shining Force 2
Tales of Vesperia + Tales of Graces F
KotOR 2
Soul Nomad
Katawa Shoujo
Chrono Cross
Baldur's Gate 2 (+ every expansion)
Diablo + Diablo 2
1886  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 01, 2013, 05:38:39 PM
Klyde needs a couch so comfy, he can't get up from it.
1887  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: May 01, 2013, 12:24:58 PM
Welcome to XYZ game company. Please delete all your social media accounts as to not embarrass our company. Failure to comply may result in removal of tongue or fingers. Thank you and have a nice day.
1888  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shadowrun Returns on: April 30, 2013, 11:42:08 PM
Am I a terrible person for thinking I'll just buy it when it Steam sales at 50% eventually?
I just know it will...
1889  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 30, 2013, 09:29:59 PM
I just came back from my first university class.
Yes, I am old and have a stable job... but I decided to do something stupid and go to university on intensive night classes.
You'd think I'd be studying something really useful, but nope, studying Japanese.
I know a bit here and there, but I've always wanted to officially learn it.

Between this and the fact I'm currently buying a condo and moving in some weeks, my summer will probably be incredibly busy.

Current feeling:
1890  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: April 29, 2013, 02:05:45 PM
The day cars run on water, you won't be able to afford to drink it.
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