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5521  The Rest / General Discussions / Old School Avatar Month on: January 25, 2007, 10:24:45 AM
Thanks kindly, Ashy-poo.
5522  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Hotel Dusk: Room 215 on: January 25, 2007, 09:41:49 AM
Well, I got my copy last night, but haven't had time to play it yet.  I'll post initial impressions when I do.
5523  The Rest / General Discussions / Old School Avatar Month on: January 25, 2007, 09:38:01 AM
I too have had a pretty inconsistent run of avatars.  These days I mostly use my staff avatar and I keep this Tifa one because it's my favorite picture of her.  I'm not even sure where I found this Tifa av, but it's fantastic.

...Oh wait!  If someone wouldn't mind resizing this puppy for me, THIS would be my "old school" avatar.  It's the one that people most remember of me (back in ye olde Blademaster Dezo days.)  

http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/thousandarms/ta-21.jpg
5524  Media / The Soundroom / I guess it's the year for reunions.... on: January 25, 2007, 09:32:06 AM
Heh, that's weird because my old band Sullen Door is thinking about getting back together for a show this semester.  Whoa, 2007 *is* reunion year.
5525  Media / Single-Player RPGs / How many PC RPG Fans are there? on: January 25, 2007, 09:29:57 AM
I still haven't played Planetscape: Torment and that's one game that's almost constantly recommended to me.
5526  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Opinions about Children of Mana? on: January 24, 2007, 12:25:47 PM
http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/childrenofmana/index.html

Yeah, my review is pretty much sounding like a broken record.
5527  Media / Single-Player RPGs / How many PC RPG Fans are there? on: January 24, 2007, 08:44:17 AM
Even among the realm of US PC RPGs, there's a world of difference.  Neverwinter Nights is nothing like Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines which is nothing like Elder Scrolls.  

I like that many PC RPGs allow you to manipulate situations your way (i.e. if a door is locked I don't have to look for the key; I can blast it with a magic spell or something.)  However, I'm not fond of the constant clicky-clicky-clicky combat in many genre examples.  I do not find that fun.  

However, I loved games like Deus Ex and especially System Shock 2 which had more of an FPS element.  Combat and everything in those games is really fun.  I'm definitely excited about Hellgate London (though I kinda doubt my computer will be able to run it.)  Sidenote:  Even the introductory level in the System Shock 2 demo (after the training) scared the shit out of me.  

A few PC RPGs have attempted to be more like their console brethren like Septerra Core and Anachronox.  I've never played Anachronox but I've played Septerra Core.  I really wanted to love Septerra Core, but I ultimately found it boring.
5528  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Hotel Dusk: Room 215 on: January 23, 2007, 08:53:07 PM
Quote from: "Dincrest"
My preorder should be in this afternoon.  However, I have work then class till 7:30 so I'll have to get it before the store closes.


Looks like I'll be getting it tomorrow night after class.  I wanted to go to the store tonight and get it, but I got locked out of my apartment and by the time housing came to let me back in, the store was closed.
5529  The Rest / General Discussions / Humanity despite Thievery on: January 23, 2007, 01:55:24 PM
I'll bet that lady is the best teacher any kid in her class could ever have.
5530  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Hotel Dusk: Room 215 on: January 23, 2007, 10:51:58 AM
My preorder should be in this afternoon.  However, I have work then class till 7:30 so I'll have to get it before the store closes.
5531  The Rest / General Discussions / Mac Beautiful on: January 23, 2007, 08:27:24 AM
I thought the comment about how ol' girl should make a song about her vibrator, while low brow and crude, actually made me laugh.  

I'm one of those weirdos in the "both" camp.  I like PC for gaming.  However, for home recording studio applications, Mac just runs that stuff better.  (No, I don't have a Mac yet, but that's one of the major things I want to save up for in my pet project for a home studio.)
5532  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Worst RPG you've ever played. on: January 22, 2007, 05:36:00 PM
Quote from: "MeshGearFox"

Also, the way to increase skills wasn't really undefined. taking hits honestly DOESN'T make sense for gaining HP.


Contact seems to work this way too.  The more Terry gets hit, the better his constitution becomes (though his outfits influence HP as well.)  It's the whole "whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger."  Kinda like developing a thick skin.  

In the same vein, the more Terry moves, the fleeter of foot he becomes.  The more he uses X, Y, or Z type of weapon, the better his proficiency.

If you read my review, it's obvious I didn't like that game much.  

Still, Tecmo: Secret of the Stars and Super Hydlide are the worst ever in my mind.
5533  Media / Miscellaneous Games / KID never even had a chance to pass puberty yet... on: January 22, 2007, 02:59:57 PM
Totally.  I never would have predicted Ever17 would have come together at the end the way it did.  Amazing game that was.  Tsugumi has to be one of the most memorable and tragic characters I've ever met in a video game.

Never7 was great too.  I dug Haruka.  I haven't played Remember11, but I did review the soundtrack and boy it's a great soundtrack.

I don't know what's going to happen with the Hirameki-localized KID games and whether or not they can still be sold, but any visual novel fan simply has to pick up Ever17.  My review does not do the game justice.  http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/ever17/index.html
5534  Media / Miscellaneous Games / 2d Fighters on: January 22, 2007, 11:53:08 AM
Unrelated:  Fighting games are the one reason I kept my Dreamcast and still play with it.  Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure are my favorites.  I'm still chasing secrets in MvC 2.  

As far as 2D fighters go these days, it's mostly Street Fighter, King of Fighters, and Guilty Gear.
5535  The Rest / General Discussions / 4# lanruoJ emaG on: January 22, 2007, 09:45:02 AM
Takezo- points well taken.  We'll just agree to disagree I guess.  

But, yeah, game scope is one reason I really enjoy visual novels- the scope is a lot tighter and the stories are driven more by characters than epic bombast.  

That and the time commitment is much less (the longest visual novels are around 20 hours for one playthrough.)  

Persona is an anomaly among RPGs in that the scope is not an epic "save the world" thing, because the game pretty much takes place in one city and is more about saving your friend from herself.  But those games are still really long.  

FF12 is a great game and like any FF has its elements that cause contention among gamers.  I like it a lot, but I don't play it that often and it doesn't bother me.

'sides, I should be getting Hotel Dusk this week and that will be my main focus.  I have high hopes for that one.
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