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Messages - Mickeymac92

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Also I watched Contact. It's one of those films I'd think I would've watched sooner given that I gravitate towards fantasy/scifi so much. Anyway I think I might have a new favorite as far as this kind of scifi movie goes. I certainly enjoyed it more than the more recent Interstellar or Arrival at least, and a large part is because the ending doesn't fall too far into the realm of ridiculous movie science. I suppose some might find the dialogue a bit too on the nose towards the end, but I prefer this sort of ending for a scifi movie over the more emotionally satisfying ones the other two aforementioned movies go for.

I remember liking Contact as well. Been a while since I've seen it, though. Might have to keep an eye out in case it comes to Netflix.

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General Discussions / Re: Humble Bundle
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:09:09 PM »
I usually wait for the complete packs when they're half off or more with Civ. I usually prefer the breadth of options they provide...

...sorry, I just filled out a survey a few minutes ago, my brain's still readjusting to writing like I'm not a robot...

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG Fan Decides My Next Game
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:26:42 PM »
^Shut up. Bravely Default has the best battle system in a turn-based game I've ever played, hands down.

...sorry if that sounds like I got too defensive, I was just genuinely shocked at his remark about the combat system, especially since comparing it to FF1 is just straight-up false. Seriously, I don't care that you hate Bravely Default, but don't make shit up just to make it sound bad, man. Not cool. There's a lot of strategy that goes into it, especially with bosses. You can't "just have a tank, Black + White mage, and someone who likes to punch things" when you're dealing with elemental dragons that all needed to be approached differently. Plus, there was just some really cool party combinations you could pull off, and I often felt rewarded for experimenting with the job system. It is such a big part of the game, that I get not liking the game if you don't like the job system. But if that's your thing? If you liked the job system in Final Fantasy V, FFX-2, etc., then I'd say it's worth a shot.

Not even saying it's the 'Greatest game ever!' either, since the shinanigans it pulls in the second half (third act?) really sucked out my enthusiasm for the game. But what I did play was awesome, and I really want to finish it, just so I can experience more of that job system, and the battle system that utilizes it.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:11:45 PM »
Horizon Zero Dawn....

...Hard to find much to complain about. Game was brilliant aside from the terribly awkward facial features. I can't believe people bitched about Mass Effect Andromeda faces and let this one slide. Seriously not one attractive looking human being throughout it's entirety. I'm gonna chalk it up to everyone gets ass-ugly post doomsday thanks to getting dealt a lousy hand in the new gene pool.

I'll admit, that's something I see people bring up a lot. In Mass Effect's case, it's probably because it's part of a series, and the facial animations were a step down from the previous games, IIRC. Mind you, they were already trying to fix stuff when I last played it, so I might've missed the worst of it. At least, I didn't see anything in Andromeda that took away from the story experience...the bad writing and annoying characters did plenty of that already. =P

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:45:59 AM »
@Mickeymac92 -- All I gotta say is Tekken 7 is awesome. Although I am not gonna defend the bowling. I mean, I can't even bowl as my mondo-awesome klyde-lee kustimization.. What the hell is that about? Oh and I wish I didn't suck so bad at fighting games.... there is that too.

I actually haven't gotten any of the DLC for Tekken 7 yet. I might, if only because it's currently sounding more worthwhile than paying $30 for a "season 3 pass" in Street Fighter V, since at least I get a unique game mode from that Bowling DLC...and I'm a sucker for SNK, so of course I'm excited about Geese Howard's inclusion.

But I'm in no rush with it. The game seems pretty meaty as-is. Still floors me how much I used to take this level of content in a fighting game for granted...

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG Fan Decides My Next Game
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:44:49 AM »
I know you guys are joking around, but damn...I liked both Star Ocean 4 and Bravely Default. Kinda weird for me to see people shooing others away from them, especially when it's already clear that they showed enough interest to buy them in the first place. At some point, you just gotta try to get some value outta what you bought...and that's if he winds up sharing your opinions of them.

How did you not cringe to death watching THIS ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNauq6_9iP0

Because I turned off her voice acting the first chance I had.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:12:04 AM »
Or that one Genesis game that came out a few years back that was basically an indie devs' Deviant Art OC adventures through Godwin's notes and was sexually predatory enough to sound like it came from a big time Hollywood movie exec (and also littered with mismatched assets stolen from wherever the devs could nick them from).

Are you talking about Pier Solar and the Great Architects? Because that...doesn't sound like it, but it's the only recent Genesis RPG I know of...

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG Fan Decides My Next Game
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:50:10 PM »
I know you guys are joking around, but damn...I liked both Star Ocean 4 and Bravely Default. Kinda weird for me to see people shooing others away from them, especially when it's already clear that they showed enough interest to buy them in the first place. At some point, you just gotta try to get some value outta what you bought...and that's if he winds up sharing your opinions of them.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:13:35 PM »
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition!!!

...is a 15 GB update and I turned my PS4 completely off last night. So I'll have to wait until late to play it. Gotta focus on chores, anyways, since this is the first second-hand-smoke-free day I've had since I moved into my current apartment.

But, I did wind up playing some Paragon instead after lunch. I dunno if I dropped into the Shit tier or whatever, but our Jungler quit 2 minutes into the match, so our team was at a constant disadvantage of 4v5 the entire match.

Yet we killed it. A lot of great teamwork all around vs their nonexistant teamwork, we didn't lose even one inhibitor, while the enemy lost two in a row, and were frequently losing at least 3 members by the midgame portion of the match. I mean, they clearly didn't know what they were doing, so I shouldn't be too proud, but it's just cool to see how much more important having good teamwork is in this game, versus just being really powerful and assaulting anyone that gets in your way. Without our jungler, however, we couldn't contest the jungle buffs and bosses, but even without those, we still won. Feels good!

...I still reported that guy for leaving so quickly into the match, though. He had plenty of time to rejoin if it was just a crash issue. Jerk...

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:05:26 PM »
@Rook

Re: FPS Games - I think it's fairer to say that the EA's, Activision's, and Ubisoft's combined greed have swelled into a supermassive blackhole inside the industry. It's not just FPS games that have been hurt by recent lootbox and Pay2Win shinanegans, after all.

Plus, there's still good FPS games that have come out in the last 4 years or so, with the latest being Wolfenstein II.

RE: RPG talk - What?

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:53:43 PM »
^That's awesome to hear, Klyde. Hopefully I can play more of those games myself soon, and join in on the all the fun I hear I've been missing out on thanks to my "Year of the Multiplayer" stint I had last year. Granted, most of that was due to me not having a Nintendo Switch, and a PS4 that never seemed to have enough memory for me to play a variety of games.

So, I finally installed a new 2TB harddrive into my PS4! Had to use all my Xmas gift cards, but it was worth it! I started off this weekend by reinstalling all of my Fighting games (they're quicker to test and make sure I don't encounter any fatal errors right off the bat), and played them until my hands hurt. It felt so good! King of Fighters XIV, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Street Fighter V...man, did I miss these!

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General Discussions / Re: Most anticipated JRPG of 2018?
« on: January 10, 2018, 12:03:58 AM »
Hacker's Memory, I guess? I'm really not too sure what all has been announced for the year so far, but I know this is coming out and I am looking forward to it.

Damnit, how could I forget that? I'm literally waiting for a chance to pre-order it (Just gotta wait until the morning...).

Also, Secret of Mana is another one, since if there ever was a game that I felt needed a remake to really shine, it was Secret of Nonexistant-AI, Buggy Spells/Stats, Spoony-Translated Mana.

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:28:58 AM »
Finally hit a wall in Paragon and just quit outright. The characters I thought I was good with turned out to be easily counterable once I started facing better opponents. Trying different characters just reintroduced me to a steep learning curve, and going back to my old staples after being away from them for a while just withered whatever skills I had gained. Now I'm either losing terribly, or I'm getting carried by better teammates. I'm not really learning anything from it, I'm just not having fun. So, I figure it's finally time to move on to greener pastures. Dunno what that'll be, but I've got a lot of games to play. I'll figure something out, I'm sure.

I did spend some time with the M.U.G.E.N. project I started back in August. It seems I forgot to work out that spreadsheet I was gonna use for testing, but at least I got to mess around with different fighting game characters, reminding me how fun those are.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:16:30 AM »
I find it hard to talk about shows I'm actually watching and enjoying...

I just finished Fate/Zero over the Holiday weekend, and the only thing I can think to say about it is "I enjoyed it." Considering my poor track record with the Fate series, I feel like I should say more, but...that's all I got. :P Guess I just need time to organize my thoughts...

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