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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 24, 2015, 11:16:44 AM
I feel like Venus and Mars were in some weird alighnment that they just got out of, because for 2 straight weeks until today, my head was full of fuck. Feels good to think about other stuff now.

Huh, there was an alignment between Mars, Venus, and the moon back in late February. Maybe the two had been in synch for the past two months, with the closest being two weeks ago? Hell if I know. Not a lot of easily accessible information that isn't just straight-up astrology garbage that I could find...not that it matters, I was sort of joking. It was probably just Spring Fever...which has since been followed up with an actual fever...and a sore throat. I hope I don't have to call out from work again, but I guess I still have some painkillers and maybe some throat drops I can take.

EDIT: Or I could take Robitussin and completely screw myself over. Stumbled into work only to stumble back on home...

Also, I think I'm sick from eating either the chicken patty, whose brand new bag was blown up like a balloon, or the week-old burger buns I found in the back of the fridge that smelled kinda funny, of which the chicken patties were placed on. In retrospect, neither were a good idea...
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: April 24, 2015, 08:23:26 AM

I think he hurt himself at the end there. ^_^;
3  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 24, 2015, 07:51:27 AM
Oh wow, Chester is nuts. I may need to lower the difficulty if my next grind session doesn't help. I'm level 14 and just getting my butt completely kicked. I was going to ask how to beat him, but I looked it up on youtube, and I just have to be really fucking good at the game, which I'm not. -_-;
4  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: WiiU on: April 23, 2015, 11:32:05 PM
I can play as Isabelle

Temptation intensifying.

Oh wait, Mario Kart?!

You tell 'em, Isabelle. We don't need this shit.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 23, 2015, 09:27:00 PM
I feel like Venus and Mars were in some weird alighnment that they just got out of, because for 2 straight weeks until today, my head was full of fuck. Feels good to think about other stuff now. I had a dream about giant robots fighting in an astroid belt out in space last night. They looked pretty sweet. Maybe I'll go watch Macross or something.
6  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Big Time in Hollywood FL on: April 23, 2015, 09:21:35 PM
doesn't have a sitcom format

*Adds to watch list*
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: April 23, 2015, 07:27:08 PM
Wait, do you have to do those quests? I was under the impression that if you focused on the main quest line, the game would be over in a fraction of the time, just like with Skyrim. But much like Skyrim, no one would in their right mind would ever do that on a first playthrough, because running around a doing stuff is where all the fun is. Still, if you really feel it's a problem, you could always join the madness and focus on the story for a while...
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 23, 2015, 01:48:38 PM
I should mention, even Persona PSP was a bit difficult for me to play without stopping every other minute to check the map...I still enjoyed the game, but more for the plot and actual combat. I guess that's not unbelievable for SMT, but I usually enjoy the exploration aspect a lot more even in those games...
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 23, 2015, 12:32:31 PM
Whazzazawa?! Summon Night 5? That's interesting. Always wanted to play a main game in that series, so I'm greatly looking forward to that. As for Class of Heroes 3, I'm not holding my breath. I find it hard to imagine playing a game like that without a second screen map these days, least of all on the PSP where I don't have much room for a mini-map...
10  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: April 23, 2015, 12:27:25 PM
Random thought, but wouldn't you want this in the RPGFan music section? Preferably stickied? Or is it too big to move now?
11  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 22, 2015, 10:17:31 PM
Earlier this week I managed to finally get the last item in Awakened Fate Ultimatum and platinum that thing!

Congratz. Sounded like it was a long road to completion, IIRC.

Anyways, I'm dueling the Elite Four equivelents in Pokemon TCG, and it is hard. These guys aren't legendary for nothing. But two down, two to go. Nice that they let you change your deck between duels, too.

Also finally started The Oath in Felghana after all this time. And it is good. Beat the first major boss in the Quarry (well, second, there was that Shadow wizard guy before it, too). Took me a couple tries, too. I was afraid this game would be too easy, but I think I'll keep the difficulty on normal for now after that. Also, this has to be the wordiest Ys game I've ever encountered. Lots of cutscenes with a lot to say. Too bad half the voice overs sound like first takes...but considering how much dialogue there is, that's almost understandable...
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: April 22, 2015, 08:32:22 PM
Oreo cookies + milk + way too much free time equals...
Oh the good ol' days of youth and stress-free living

I am...in awe. That is amazing. I can only imagin how many cookies they went through trying to do that.

Oh right, guess this is as good a place as any to post this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW_dQBPpzFw

I can't understand all of what he's saying, but it seemed like a lot of funny jokes for every game. I wonder if SCEA has any trailer reels that are as good as this?
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 21, 2015, 06:51:12 PM
Indeed, I'm sure it'll look much better in motion (as the article Dice linked pointed out, the uncanny valley isn't as bad with games because we don't have to focus on the characters as much, and we view them with a different mind set), and I'm pretty sure it'll be a fun game to boot - not sure if I was explicit, but a lot of Star Ocean 3 was "so close yet so far" from nailing a lot of aspects. So long as they make some decent tweaks, I'll enjoy it. I mean, I certainly enjoyed Star Ocean: The Last Hope for its tweaks, so there's definitely hope.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: April 21, 2015, 05:22:10 PM
I do agree with various points that you make, but regardless my mentality on this is more relate to design rather than the idiosyncrasies of the genre. Hope I'm being clear by saying that but you know what they say about arguments and counterarguments.

Of course I don't get it, because you're being incredibly vague. I'm not a designer. I can try to think like one, and those points were the best I could come up with. At the very least, there's no practical reason I could come up with outside of development length. I could come up with prima-donna-level excuses for not doing it, like "it's my character, I need them to be certain way!" (Except it's an interactive story and the player has to control them), you know, stuff that makes it sound like they wanted to design an anime and not a video game...but I'm not willing to accept that as a good reason. [EDIT: Since I'm sure I didn't word this well, I meant that example to be specific to a degree, as in the designer feeling that the character is theirs prevents them from allowing others to alter it. That isn't a good reason because the designer could add more designs to their character - design more clothes and hair styles. They don't have to be static. People change over time, so why wouldn't their looks change as well? It'd still be your design, and it would allow them to flex their brain a little more.  Now, if certain aspects were important to the story, i.e. he always wears the goggles his friend gave him to remember him by and urge him on? Then yeah, it's important to keep that consistant. But there are still ways around that to allow for other customization options. They don't have to go full D&D-level character creator in order for the player to feel like they have options as far as appearance goes.]

However, I am open to different points of view. If you can come up with specific examples or ideas, I'm willing to listen.
15  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 21, 2015, 04:58:30 PM
To be fair, Monster Hunter was practically its own genre. Plus, complaining about clones of it is like complaining about Metroid clones. Why would not want more? =P

That said, the only reason I haven't gotten it yet is that I have limited resources, and something shinier always sucks up the funds before I can get to it. I swear I've "almost gotten it" at least 10 times by now...
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