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6991  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: December 20, 2010, 11:00:23 AM
I actually tried to re-read the series at one point, and even as a fan, I had to break things up. Read one WoT book, then one non-WoT book.

There's absolutely a storyline for the whole series.  It's about the Dragon Reborn* preparing for the final battle against... basically Satan, who is about to break out of the prison he was put into thousands of years earlier and take over the world.

*Not trying to be pretentious there - I just don't want to ruin anything if you don't know which character that is yet.

Even after 11,000 pages, the series isn't quite over yet - there's one more book to go, scheduled to come out in about a year.  Robert Jordan died a few years ago, but knew that he was going to die without finishing the series, so he took tons of notes, recorded hours and hours of sessions talking about what needed to happen, and picked someone to finish the remaining books.  The new guy has done a really great job so far, though.

I've only read the first Sword of Truth book... so I'll leave the comparison to someone else.  I prefer the Wheel of Time series, though.
 

Cool, thanks!

the only thing i dont like is the character Lan. The way he calls everyone by their profession: "come, blacksmith" "listen to me sheepherder" is annoying 
6992  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FFIV Complete Collection for PSP on: December 20, 2010, 10:54:00 AM
http://kotaku.com/5715132/this-final-fantasy-iv-trailer-is-complete

i havent played the ds one, does the psp use the same in-game movies? they look similar, just better resolution
6993  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: December 19, 2010, 08:40:33 PM

PS - Yoda, Ken Watanabe is thrice the man than any woman.

6994  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider! on: December 19, 2010, 03:03:50 PM
RE: Thread title

DONE
6995  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite RPGs of 2010 - RPGFan users on: December 19, 2010, 01:36:38 PM
Jesus people, stop saying rpg game, you're saying role playing game game!

Don't take thy Lord's name in vain!
6996  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: December 19, 2010, 01:17:14 PM




I win :)
6997  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: December 19, 2010, 11:37:54 AM
werner herzog xmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BtYI_OndA0
6998  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: December 19, 2010, 10:40:04 AM
Nicely done my friend,

And those pants are out of sight
6999  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: December 19, 2010, 10:35:37 AM
I like that. I think Elves should be sort of fey.

They were basically shorter humans w/ pointy ears in the 1st game.

For the most part the background stories in DA1 were sort of 'tried and true" but morrigan's was really cool when all was said and done.
7000  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 19, 2010, 10:19:24 AM
Raising Arizona is an incredible movie.

I love the music in it. An additional bonus is nic cage in a role that makes him look like....nic cage (i.e. a psycho)


I started watching The Wire last night.... so good. Lot of good performances so far.

Movies I want to see:
Tron
True Grit
I love you phillip morris
black swan
7001  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: December 19, 2010, 10:15:10 AM
Hey, cool - hope you love it.  It's gonna get slow at some point, but hopefully it'll be for you like it was for me: far enough into the series that I slogged on anyway.  A couple of books later, things picked back up, and now we're one book away from the end.  It may even come out before you get that far.

And yay for Agatha Christie!

I enjoy the writing style a lot. Though I probably won't read the series in one straight shot. Since I don't know much about the series at all actually I wanna ask, is there a major arcing storyline or do the books sort stand on their own?

Also, are you happy with the way the whole thing ended up after like a billion pages?

Did you read the sword of truth books? How do those compare?

7002  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: December 18, 2010, 10:30:10 PM
started the wheel of time series.

Takes a while to get used to all the odd names whenever you start a new fantasy epic... but I like it.
7003  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FFIV Complete Collection for PSP on: December 18, 2010, 10:28:57 PM
To all the people complaining about re-releases taking away from the next original title:

Do you really want the scrubs in charge of updating graphics and menus making FF15?
7004  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 18, 2010, 12:23:18 PM
^ Carnitas... nice



Making xmas cookies today.

I'm going to make these w/ gingerbread men.

http://www.snackordie.com/2009/12/fallout_3_vault_boy.html

7005  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you don't like anymore but wish you still did. on: December 18, 2010, 12:12:06 PM
DDS has to be one of the most overrated games here.

I don't care how cool the story and design is, battling the same demons 1000 times while trying to walk 10 feet is not fun.

I doubt I'll play DDS2

Exaggeration much? Battling is the fun part. And you're missing the best part if you don't play DDS2.







I am exaggerating a bit, but the encounter rate is too high for me, and the dungeons are pretty uninteresting environments.

Maybe I'm just salty right now, but I will beat the game and wait until then until I give a love/hate review.
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