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5581  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: July 08, 2008, 03:01:15 PM
Quote from: "Leyviur"
I fucking hate it when female characters get captured and then I'm forced to rescue them. Just let them fucking die.


The real kicker behind that is that the female character is pretty badassed with magic spells, possibly knives, but once her "Achilles Heel" of a forearm is grabbed, she becomes a helpless and defenseless damsel in distress.  

While Dark Master was making his little speech while holding Sodina's forearm, why couldn't Sodina have oh, I don't know, jabbed her knife into his thigh, twisted it, escaped his grasp, then have the party kick his ass for good?  (Thousand Arms.)

As for fetch quests, I can't stand them in RPGs, but love them in graphic adventures.  Go figure.
5582  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: July 08, 2008, 10:38:16 AM
Random encounters.  Anyone who knows me and has read my posts around here can probably sum up my verbalizations on this outdated practice verbatim.  

Another thing I'm not fond of is "communist" decisions where the game offers you a choice but will not continue unless you make the choice the game wants you to make.  Suikoden 1 was a major offender here.  

Oh, and if I have to play another sullen whiny teenage pretty-boy angst-bucket emo kid with spiky hair who takes himself way too seriously...
5583  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 08, 2008, 10:32:01 AM
I recently saw the documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price on TV.  I'm already anti-Wal-Mart (their unethical business practices are often gross human rights violations), but this documentary opened my eyes to stuff I never even knew or considered about the most evil corporation ever created.  

http://www.walmartmovie.com/
5584  Media / The Soundroom / What is hell? on: July 07, 2008, 04:22:41 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
FIVE FUCKING HOURS????????



A few years ago Cannibal Corpse played a 4 hour set in an NYC club.  I love Corpse as much as the next guy (Alex Webster is a bass god), but I don't think I could take 4 hours of it.  

5 hours of Manowar isn't hell.  5 hours of Celine Dion, as Lard said, would be hell.
5585  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Odin Sphere on: July 06, 2008, 06:57:06 PM
I've said this in previous Odin Sphere threads and I'll say it again.  How is it that Odin Sphere had massive slowdown, yet Grim Grimoire (also a VanillaWare developed game that often had MORE going on simultaneously than Odin Sphere did) had none?  The time between those two games wasn't lengthy either.  

I liked Odin Sphere for what it was and it's easily worth the 16 bucks the guy paid for it.  It's worth the 20 bucks new you can get it for nowadays.  Yes, it has massive slowdown, gets repetitive, can have unbalanced difficulty (the slimes in Cornelius' final quest come to mind), and has flaws, but it's the most gorgeous game I played in 2007 and I liked the Rashomon-esque storyline.  I like seeing a single story from multiple viewpoints.  The voice acting was stellar in both English and Japanese.  I thought the game was quite fun, particularly in small doses.  Cornelius rocks!  Of course, I was able to overlook the flaws more so than others were.
5586  The Rest / General Discussions / Ronald McDonald part of "giant gay agenda" on: July 06, 2008, 06:49:50 PM
Canadian geese are pests and I'm surprised it isn't open season on them, at least in Jersey.  They're everywhere, multiply like crazy, poop all over the place, mess up the ecosystem, poop all over the place, are ugly & loud, poop all over the place, are very unpleasant to have around, poop all over the place, are often aggressive to people (they're as tall as little kids and if a goose pecks a little kid, it hurts and the goose will be relentless), poop all over the place and are reason enough for me to want to declare war on Canada.
5587  Media / The Soundroom / Judge my metal band... please? on: July 06, 2008, 10:58:02 AM
Their loss.  Do they even realize how hard it is to find bass players?  A good bass player is IMO the hardest thing to find in a band since there are fewer of us running around than guitarists and even drummers.  

So you got kicked out of the band.  If you as a bassist can hold a solid groove and pick up on material quickly you'll have little trouble finding another gig.  Or you can take the opportunity and use the time to woodshed a bit and get better at bass.
5588  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xseed has two surprises for E3 on: July 05, 2008, 09:36:15 PM
I'm interested.  I've always liked XSeed's localizations, both in terms of quality and in what they choose to localize.
5589  The Rest / General Discussions / Americans Are Fat Motherfuckers: A State-by-State Ranking on: July 05, 2008, 08:16:57 PM
Well, at least Wesson cooking oil's better than Pabst Blue Ribbon, which is the swill of choice for New Jersey rednecks.
5590  The Rest / General Discussions / Ronald McDonald part of "giant gay agenda" on: July 05, 2008, 08:12:32 PM
Gee, and I thought Burger King was the one with the gay agenda what with that one commercial of the dude waking up only to find that creepy king in bed with him.  :P

All joking aside, this AFA sounds like that one uber-paranoid and uber-vocal soccer mom who ruins everything for the rest of us.  Like Kyle's mom in South Park.

Perhaps we should take a cue from Mrs. Brozlovsky and blame Canada for its artery clogging clusterfucks like poutine and donairs.  And declare war on them for the damn geese.  Yeah, that's the ticket!  :P

(I know this is a wacko response, but how else should I respond to this thread?)
5591  The Rest / General Discussions / Americans Are Fat Motherfuckers: A State-by-State Ranking on: July 05, 2008, 08:05:38 PM
I can see why NJ is not a fat state.  We probably vote in corrupt politicians so we can burn calories fuming about corrupt politicians.  Even at Rutgers, despite the artery-clogging clusterfucks known as Fat Sandwiches we expend calories either chasing buses or fuming about the suckiness of the bus system among other things.
5592  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 on: July 03, 2008, 08:16:32 PM
Yeah Sierra Mist is a citrus soda in the vein of 7Up or Sprite.
5593  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Suikoden VI on PSP?! on: July 03, 2008, 08:05:26 PM
Even if it's on PSP, you could still connect it to your TV to play it on the big screen.  The TV out is one reason I really like my PSP.
5594  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star Ocean: The Last Hope on: July 03, 2008, 08:01:47 PM
The Elite models don't seem to have any problems and I believe the new Jesper or Jasper or whatever chipset installed on newer 360s released this summer should fix things.  

Still, it's not like consoles haven't had problems in the past.  First generation PSones would overheat, first generation PS2's were very glitchy, a lot of people talked about first gen Dreamcasts and GameCube's dying on them.  And anyone who had an NES had to do all kinds of crazy and weirdo things to get it to work right.  

Sure some of the 360's problems and glitches may be more excessive than what's happened on other consoles in the past, but it's not like other consoles haven't had notable failure rates.
5595  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 4 on: July 03, 2008, 07:57:05 PM
Cielo was a playable character in the Digital Devil Saga games.
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