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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 01, 2014, 06:38:16 PM
Ugh, bro went back to Boston and we barely got to play anything together. ;_;

So no more Diablo III for a while...

So instead I'm playing Legend of Grimrock to fill the void. This game is yet another immense surprise I've had this year (4th for the year, after Ascension, realMyst, and Suikoden). I feel like I'm a kid again, discovering games for the first time. I seriously knew nothing about this game...yet I own three copies. ^_^; I plowed through the first three floors of the dungeon, and so far it's been pretty smooth. I really like how its a First-person Dungeon Crawler with grid-like movement, yet has real-time-ish combat. Makes the fights intense. I also like (so far) how there's next to no grinding - There's no gold, no shops, and monsters don't respawn, so you gotta make the most of every encounter, as well as explore everywhere for the best equipment. I also like how you can save anywhere, yet the healing crystal autosaves in case you forget. Oh, and the difficulty seems just right. I've died a lot, but its never to the point where I feel deterred. I just load up the most recent save and try again.

Oh, and the puzzles here are ingenious at times. I don't normally dig puzzles in games, but these ones have really made me think, yet they're never so hard that I feel like there's no logic to it. Hopefully they can keep this up, I hate having to stop a PC game just to look up a solution to a weird puzzle.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 31, 2014, 05:15:14 PM
Yeah, not gonna lie, I've been seeing it as some weird bird thing this whole time...

Anywho, games:

Diablo III is easy as pie. And we're playing on hard...tempted to bump it up to Nightmare...but I've heard things...
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 30, 2014, 03:08:15 PM
Sorry to bring this shit back into this thread, but it's just so damn entertaining.

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Alright /v/ as a group we've raised over $5000 so what's our custom character going to be?
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Just an average female gamer to troll everyone.
All the tards in the media will expect some sort of pedocrap or LOLSORANDOM shit and we will just give them a simple average girl.



http://www.vice.com/read/meet-the-female-gamer-mascot-created-by-anti-feminists-828

http://i.imgur.com/FdqKFwu.jpg

I must say, despite not really representing their cause very well at all, this seems to represent /V/ more than I could possibly imagine. =P

And I just say enough with all the awfulness

So here's a bunch of commenters passionately defending Hello Kitty's identity as a cat.

Kinda reminds me of how I view cartoon animals in general - they're people with animal traits, not animals with people traits.

Of course, I know that's a bit of an odd way to look at things, since anthropomorphy means "non-human given human-like traits", but still...

Unless she's saying she's really a girl wearing a costume this whole time. Then...


So, we're discussing closeted furries now?

I kid of course. I would bang Hello Kitty regardless as to how much people v. animal she is.

Man, something awful has been happening to this thread lately. TGS seriously can't come soon enough. "Save us Japan from our own creepy awfulness with your own!"

You know, I would post "A Cat is Fine Too" meme, except I don't feel like gallivanting through that mine field any time soon. ಠ_ಠ

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/'''\ (Ⓘ.Ⓘ) /'''\
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 29, 2014, 09:26:56 PM
I need to update my backloggery. I keep looking at my signature and thinking I've somehow aquired Obama. =P
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 29, 2014, 09:14:03 PM
Been playing a lot of stuff so I'll just do this quick, no frills:

Xenoblade Chronicles - Just did some quests so I'll be ready when I want to move on with the story. I like when I do a quest where I have everything already, especially if its a 5-part scavenger hunt. =P

Where are you on this? I ask because unless you're advancing in on the Mechonis, you really don't need to do sidequests at all and in fact shouldn't do them all in one go since you'll get way too overleveled and turn the better part of the game into a cakewalk.


I'm at the end of the Satori Marsh. I've actually have been skimping on quests up till now, so I'm doing some so I can stop getting clobbered...and won't have to do too many quests for a while afterwards. In fact, the only reason I did these quests was because despite being a generally annoying place, this game is so fun to explore, and some of these quests forced me to enter areas I might've avoided since the marsh is sort spread out and you can miss a lot of monsters if you just take the main road to the gate.

Gee golly mickey that is quite a rotation that you've got going there. Paint me impressed.

If that were my gaming agenda I'd go bonkers. It took me my whole adult life to manage a 3 game rotation. LoL.

And this week for me there was NO rotation whatsoever. I played the hell out of Xillia 2. Can't put it down.

Actually, I don't usually have "rotations" - I play one or two "main games" and then I play a smattering of other games in between to satisfy my ADD. =P

But I see I forgot to mention: Most of those games were played so I could test my brother's fancy TV, which I'm borrowing for a while. (He hardly ever used it anyways...) In fact, I still have two or three more games to test out because I feel like it.

My main games are:

Diablo III: UEE (just bought it and playing it with my bro while he's here for the weekend)
Final Fantasy XII (I want to beat it before TGS because I still have 2/3rds of the FF series to finish...)
Fallout: New Vegas (Despite being not as good/well-paced as Fallout 3...it actually runs well on my computer, unlike Fallout 3)
realMyst (Because it's easily the most interesting game I've ever played, weird movement aside)

I have a feeling I can add Fragile Dreams once I get to it. I'll probably cycle through the other 6 every once in a while, but then again, I might not.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 29, 2014, 08:21:28 AM
Been playing a lot of stuff so I'll just do this quick, no frills:

Fallout: New Vegas - Just cleared out Primm of Bandits yet apparently they won't be satisfied until they get a sheriff, and the only guy who'll do it is a criminal who wants a pardon. Great...

Baldur's Gate - Finally made it out of the castle at least...on a file I made for messing around.

realMyst - Just beat the ship section. Now I'm gonna head to the stone age. Had enough of water for one day...

Final Fantasy XII - Finally got out of prison, now I gotta go to some mine to save Penelo. After I beat up a cactus...which I did once, but then I decided to fight a dinosaur on the way back. It looked like a good idea at the time...

Xenoblade Chronicles - Just did some quests so I'll be ready when I want to move on with the story. I like when I do a quest where I have everything already, especially if its a 5-part scavenger hunt. =P

King of Fighters XI- This game is hard, but I forgot how fun it could be. Nothing like pulling off some big combos.

Rocket Knight Adventures - Just messed around with the first few levels. Man, this looks like butt on an HD TV. -_-;

Astral - I wish I wasn't playing the Japanese version, I have no idea what's going on! Fun game, though. But how do I hurt the first boss?

F-Zero GX - Beat the first Grand Prix on Novice. Very exilerating, this game is.

Super Mario Shunshine - Beat the Manta Ray shadow thing (was easy once I found out you could stay in the water by the shore and just blast everything), the Yoshi-Go-Round's Secret (a no water pack level. Nearly got a heart attack, these levels are so stressful), and then I got the Turbo nozzle.

All in all, a good week.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 28, 2014, 09:14:56 PM
"...the latest victim of swatting - the act of hoax-calling police to swoop in on unsuspecting innocent targets."[/i]

WHY IS THIS A THING?! O_o
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: August 28, 2014, 03:53:46 PM
Anyway, random Xillia 2 thoughts:
1. Not many dogs around. 

Random thought but...I remember in Tales of Graces f there were a few random animals you could talk to. Why could I only talk to some of them? Why could I talk to any of them??? After that I had to talk to every animal I saw...and most of them wouldn't say a word...=(
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: August 28, 2014, 03:47:17 PM
And I just say enough with all the awfulness

So here's a bunch of commenters passionately defending Hello Kitty's identity as a cat.

Kinda reminds me of how I view cartoon animals in general - they're people with animal traits, not animals with people traits.

Of course, I know that's a bit of an odd way to look at things, since anthropomorphy means "non-human given human-like traits", but still...

Unless she's saying she's really a girl wearing a costume this whole time. Then...
10  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: August 26, 2014, 09:25:19 PM
Bah, I just remembered that I can easily transfer a PS3 Diablo 3 account to the PS4 version, so I'm going to get the PS3 version now, and then buy the PS4 version years from now and transfer stuff.
11  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Tori Amos on: August 24, 2014, 03:58:32 PM
I have never heard a single song from her apparently, not even on the radio or whatnot. Looked up a bunch of songs, none of them rang a bell. Kinda glad, though, her stuff doesn't seem to be my style - not bad perse, but her songs aren't that interesting.

HOWEVER!!! Whoever was hired to do her music videos deserves a raise. A lot were so interesting I forgot it was a music video. "Trouble's Lament" (from her latest album, apparently) in particular was so good, I honestly thought I was watching a complex spy movie for a while. Hell, I wish Jame's Bond' (or equivelants') stunts were half as engrossing. Maybe it's because there weren't any relevant words to go off of, so it was like watching the old Pink Panther shorts where you have to pay close attention to figure out what they're trying to do. (Those were awesome, btw) I might check some more songs out for the videos. Thanks for bringing her up, at least.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Why would I buy a ps4? on: August 24, 2014, 03:39:48 PM
Also, people were absolutely tired of the PS3 and wanted something new and Shiny, so Sony put out a shiny box and promised lots of shiny new games. So people bought it droves, despite most of the shiny new games Sony promised turning out to be older games with the dust blown off.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 24, 2014, 08:39:44 AM
Recently slogged through almost 100 hours of FFXII.  That game somehow managed to be a fat giant turd and impossibly addictive at the same time.  Then I went on a Ys spending spree.  Just finished I and II and have just started Oath of Felghana. 

Does anyone here also keep a journal of the games they've completed?  I like to use "Howlongtobeat.com because it works a lot like GoodReads in that respect.  My backlog is RIDICULOUS though.

I obviously use the backloggery. It's easy to use, but only if you keep up with it since you have to add stuff one game at a time. Obviously I'm not very good with that...
14  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Panzer Dragoon Orta on: August 23, 2014, 10:29:08 PM
is a better/more entertaining game than PD Saga. Yup, deal with it.

I haven't played Panzer Dragoon Saga, and probably never will, legally at least, but I'm pretty sure it's not a rail shooter. That's like saying Paper Mario is a more fun and engaging game than Mario Kart - One's a rose garden, the other is shit in a basket, obviously those can't be compared. Also, genre biases.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Why would I buy a ps4? on: August 23, 2014, 10:24:00 PM
Dude, I've seen Grandmothers play Multiplayer with eachother on their 3DSes in Barnes & Noble. I don't think you're too old to be playing handhelds out in public. :P

I will agree that the PS4 looks pretty barren right now, but it'll improve. It has to. 10 million people bought that freakin' thing in less than 6 months. Publishers aren't exactly gonna just look the other way, ya dig?
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