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1  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: June 28, 2015, 11:56:38 PM
Fray - How to Save a Life

I feel like I posted this one before, but damnit, it still chokes me up every single time I hear it...I don't even know why. It just really very well conveys the idea of trying to convince your friends to stop making bad decisions that only hurt themselves...and I guess sometimes I feel like I'm the one that I'm trying to save...

EDIT: No, I think it's plainly obvious that it's supposed to be a song of regret, and not just any regret: The regret of not being able to help someone you held dear, who is now gone from this world...if only you had said something, if only you tried harder, if only you saw the signs...if only you knew how to save them, maybe you could. But how do you save someone from themself? That's what this song seems to tell me, and that just hits too damn close to home for me...

Certainly one of the better pop songs I've heard. I'm usually pretty picky about those, since they're usually supposed to be about stuff normal people relate to and I don't relate well to normal people. :T
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 27, 2015, 03:45:53 PM
I don't know about you, but outside of Fallout 4, I didn't see any reveals until the Presentation days. Sure, there were rumors, mentions, and such, but I didn't actually get to see much of anything until E3 started. No trailers, no demoes, no actual details from the horses mouth. That's more important to someone like me, who rarely actually reads the news on websites anymore. I prefer to see what the game is actually like. I wasn't hyped for Star Fox Zero until I saw gameplay of it. I didn't care too much about Fallout 4 until I was given extensive details on how the game actually plays.I wasn't hyped for Kingdom Hearts III until they showed actual gameplay of it. And I still don't care about FF7's remake, since I haven't actually seen it yet...even the CGI trailer told me basically nothing...

I guess maybe I can't speak for much of the internet forumites, though. June is the only time I actually pay attention to gaming news. Otherwise I let everyone else do the legwork and give me the links and summaries of anything that might be worth knowing about. It's certainly been working well so far...
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: June 27, 2015, 02:44:20 PM
Speaking of which, is Mind Zero worth $10?

EDIT: Decided to grab it, alongside Neptunia and Monster Monpiece. Now I just need space to download them...
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 27, 2015, 01:09:47 PM
Yeah, I mean, I hate commercials and don't actually watch E3 anymore (instead I read the news afterwards), but people always watched it as "the big commercial that will tell me what my christamas purchases are going to be". If anything, I think an event where they have to directly compete for your time and attention makes them some of the better advertising situations around.

Anyways, I just want to mention that I've been enjoying the previews lately. Death's Gambit has my full attention, and Legend of Legacy is back on my radar, for example.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 27, 2015, 01:03:02 PM
6  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 27, 2015, 12:59:31 PM
Tactics Ogre is simply refusing to end, I've given up on doing any more side content and am just going to dump truck my way to the finish.  I have a legitimate problem with quitting games right before the final dungeon that has extended the better part of 2 decades and my list of games I have ALMOST beaten is probably longer than games I've stuck it all the way through with.

I do that, too, and more than just games. Right now I have two bites of a sandwhich, one cracker with cheese on it, and one chip all on a plate...but I can't eat anymore...yet the lunch must go on...

Thankfully I have a little dog who can help me out here. Now if only he could play games...
7  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 26, 2015, 10:07:51 PM
How boy Skyblazer is hard! Got lots of variety, but it sure doesn't pull any punches. That appearing-and-re-appearing blocks portion in just the third stage of the first chapter (out of 5, I think) rivaled that of the one in Mega Man 1...
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 26, 2015, 06:45:32 PM
Anyway, haps.  On Tuesday night, a seemingly harmless, no-name storm quickly blew through my region of southern New Jersey and left serious damage in its wake.  My house got away with some downed fence panels, but my friends who live a town over had trees fall on their car.  I had zero phone service on Wednesday and have been without power all week (it was bad with road closures, non-working traffic lights, grocery stores and gas stations out of commission, bags of ice being a hot commodity) and the power company is saying that my area may not get power back till Sunday!  To add insult to injury, our hot water stopped working last night.  Water still works, but it's cold.  I'm writing from a library and am camping out here simply to charge my phone and some of my other devices like my Kindle (which has been keeping me sane.)  

This sucks.  My dad was in the hospital, came home Tuesday before the storm and this situation isn't helping.  Been buying bags of ice like crazy to keep some food and his insulin cold. Ridiculous that my area has to go 6 days without power.

Oh my God that's terrifying! I hope you can manage until Sunday (and I sincerely hope the power company doesn't fall behind schedule)! :fingers-crossed:
9  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 26, 2015, 10:09:23 AM
Konami Wai Wai World complete! First one in a while, too.

Next up: Probably either Skyblazer or Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. Probably with some more Freedom Planet and CV2: Belmont's Revenge in between. Gotta make good use of this platformer rush while I can...
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 25, 2015, 11:28:07 PM
^well, I know what I'm drawing in the morning...

Blood for the old god?

No, I was going to draw a comic featuring the "surprise lay-off day party", but stuff got in the way. Namely sick-stuff.

Also, got Asthma now. Never had it before, but it explains why I've been waking up gasping for air this past month...
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 25, 2015, 11:24:26 PM
I moved out today. I forgot my glasses though and went back for them. I knocked on the door and didn't get an answer, so I used my key to get in and yeah. :P
Not like you never saw his junk before, heh heh.

But did he see his junk before?
12  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 24, 2015, 11:12:19 PM
@Mesh - I have been playing on Classic. -_-;

Anyways, Big City's done in Wai Wai World. Next I gotta go to Hell to get the Mantle so I can fly to the rest of the power-ups.

EDIT: That's done, too...might still have some time to get Fuuma, actually...

ED Again: ...and now I just have the final sequence to go before I got this game beat. Will look forward to doing that after I come how from work.
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 24, 2015, 09:39:11 PM
Earthbound Beginnings (Wii U VC)

Working on leveling Ana. That'll probably take 4 hours all on its own...ugh, sometimes old school RPGs can be a royal pain...

Hands of Fate (Steam)

Just finished the first major leg of the story campaign, unlocking the chalice...did not do so well attempting the next part...gotta change up my strategy, I guess...

Civilization V (Steam)

Playing with my bro on a mid-sized map on Chieftain. Together we've conquered one of the two continents, but sadly, it turns out the other one was bigger. Germany has complete control of the north-east, while the Aztecs control the Southeast. Our only ally is Singapore, who just declared war on all of his neighbors. Which is fine. We were already at war with everyone else. I seriously need to concentrate on building a sizable army, though. My bro's been doing most of the legwork...and this is his first Civ game ever. @_@

Freedom Planet (Steam)

First three stages complete. Out of 12. For the first of 3 characters. After and hour and 20 minutes...this is gonna be a long game.

Fire Emblem (GBA)

Beat Lyn's story. I can't believe I ever had trouble playing this game. I breezed through those last two maps. Next up: Eliwood's story. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.

Konami Wai Wai World (Famicom)

A lot harder than I expected, yet I'm still making steady progress...it just involves a lot more swearing. That said, turns out the sequel was the great game of the two, so I'll be picking that one up next month, and I'd like to have this one more or less finished by then. I already saved 3 characters and got 3 of the Items. Next up: The Big City. Gotta save King Kong so I can go to Hell. Literally.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 23, 2015, 10:35:23 PM
^well, I know what I'm drawing in the morning...
15  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 22, 2015, 04:44:06 PM
Finished rewatching Gundam Wing over the weekend. Was better than I was dreading it was going to be. Weird thing, the Mobile Doll plot line is a lot more relevant now than it was back in the 90s. The series does have some problems though, such as overusing the plot point of a group within a group plotting a rebellion. But I am glad that I rewatched it finally.

I actually found the biggest problems with Wing to be the characters and some inconsistancies that I don't specifically remember at the moment. The characters were pretty much all crazy, to put it bluntly. Even a lot of the side characters. I mean, Duo was the sanest character in the entire series, and even he had is moments where he laughs in the face of logic...

For some reason I felt compelled to clarify this:

Outside of the characters' often nonsensicle actions, and some lazy animation (a good number of fights amounted to "stand around shooting, and blowing up if you're not a Gundam"), but overall I still enjoyed it., and have watched it twice through since I got back into anime 5 years ago, not to mention all the times I watched it as a kid.
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