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1051  Media / General Games / Re: FPS for newbie and Borderlands question on: August 03, 2014, 06:46:59 PM
Never played these games but maybe you could check out the Heretic series?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heretic_(computer_game)
And since Bioshock was mentioned, look at System Shock.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Shock

Heretic sucked, IIRC. And NO. System Shock is waaay too complicated even for a veteran of then genre, and really damn difficult, too. (well the first one is. I guess the Second one isn't so bad if you know what you're doing)

And as much as I hate Half-Life 2, I will admit it's pretty easy to get into if you're new to the genre.
1052  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: August 03, 2014, 06:35:57 PM
Yay activity!

Angel of Salvation has been as good as expected. Galneryus at it's finest (I guess, kinda got turned onto him just last year so I still have quite a few more tracks of his to go through). Gotta listen to the album a few more times before I can name any favorite tracks...though I have a feeling picking faves will never be easy. ^_^;

Also been plowing through a bunch of Lapfox music. Got through about 20 Mayhem songs. I enjoyed most of it to a degree, but I can't say I have too many that stood out like "Rescue" did, besides "The Sound", which was actually the first Lapfox/Vulpine song I listened to. I guess "Push Every Button", "I Am The Tower", and "He Pukes Based Sharks" were pretty nifty, but there's not much else to say about them. Maybe I'll have more to say once I've relistened to a bunch of them, so I can see which ones grow on me, but I'll save that for another day.

Now I'm going through Furries in a Blender, which I guess is the more upbeat House style. I've only listened to 4 FIAB songs, but I've liked all of them so far. Then again, I love upbeat music, and House is quickly becoming my favorite electronic style. (though I don't listen to electronic in general enough anymore). "Slow Mover" was pretty neat, supposedly more laidback for the style, but still fun to listen to. "Great Expectations (FIAB Remix)" is the first Lapfox remix I listened to...I normally avoid remixes out of principle, but is it really a remix when they're all made by the same guy? =P Anyways, it's kinda long and I guess repetitive, but it made for great backround music while I was doing stuff. "Carbonate" was particularly nice, Might even say it's my favorite of the bunch. A nice ecclectic mix of sounds that came together to make a joyous sound - reminds me of why I listen to electronic music in the first place. It also has a spacey theme going for it (duh). I can really dig that. And lastly we got "Not Candy", which has a sense of danger to it, like it's trying to be a castle or boss theme (which seems to fit its place in the album, The Violet Kingdom). I like it a lot, gets the heart a pumpin'. Definitely gonna have to check out more FIAB songs later.

Oh, and on a more depressing note, I found "Easier to Run" by Linkin Park on my iPod this morning. I didn't even know it was there, must've grabbed it by accident late at night or something. And holy crap is it relevent to my life, especially before I finally got a steady job in April. Every lyric just hits me where it hurts like a freakin' bullet. I mean, that's nothing new for an early-00's Punk rock song, but I feel like it especially hurt with this one, even more than "Adam's Song". It reminded me of how static my life had been, how all I wanted to do was run away from my problems, how bad memories keep haunting me over and over again, and it seemed for a while I just stopped doing things so I would stop getting more memories to torment me...and unlike Mayhem's "Rescue", it offered no hope and no advice, it just laid on the pain with no remorse. This is why I try not to listen to old Linkin Park songs...
1053  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 03, 2014, 05:11:19 PM
A new Sunrise Mecha Anime was announced and I don't even care anymore

1054  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs that All Children Should Play on: August 03, 2014, 01:43:06 PM
Dragon Warrior on the NES. Every kid's gotta get hazed at some point.

I'm only half-kidding. I can't overstate how much more I enjoyed RPGs after I got through Dragon Warrior than before.

But to be 100% serious...I think most of the good ones are taken. Chrono Trigger, Kingdom Hearts, Shining Force, Paper Mario, Lunar, and pretty much all the other serious suggestions are definitely good ideas. The PSP version of Final Fantasy 1 and maybe 4 might be good ones as well.
1055  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 03, 2014, 01:35:01 PM
@the Spoiler, considering it's supposed to be post(Mid?)-apocalyptic, I wouldn't expect anything else. If anything, I'd call that a strength, so long as it's done well enough.
1056  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: August 01, 2014, 08:52:08 AM
I'm waiting for a Price Drop, too. I feel like the extra dow involved hurt my experience with SMT4, since I expected more out of it than what I got.
1057  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: July 31, 2014, 06:50:49 PM
By chance I stumbled upon another Lapfox Mayhem song I liked, Rescue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_vEx_zj55s

Lapfox's music tends to be extremely hit or miss (with more misses than hits), which I guess should be expected from his scattershot approach to music (he splits his talent between 12 or so different styles, using different personas for each one), but this one really hit home for me. It's a decent song as is, but the lyrics really hit home for me, especially at this moment. It's almost therapeutic, even - I've been stuck in a rut for a long time, all the while yearning for the old days when I was, at least from my terrible memory, a better man. So hearing a song that's basically saying, "You're stuck in a rut, but if you want out, you gotta learn to let go of the past" comes off as immensely helpful. I might want to take that advice...

Also, @OrsonFury, thanks for reminding me about Angel of Salvation! I still gotta get that. It's on iTunes, actually. Better get on that.


EDIT: Listened to Adam's Song by Blink-182 this morning right before work. Big mistake. These kind of songs always hit way too close to home, but this one especially hurt. By the time it said "tell mom it's not her fault" I was practically balling right in the break room. Let's just say it makes me think of a lot of bad mistakes...
1058  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 31, 2014, 01:34:53 PM
I'm less mad about it being an iOS game and more mad that it's an online, possibly social-based RPG, which tend to be really lame almost by their very definition. If they were actually putting effort into it as a singleplayer RPG, I'd probably be okay with it. RPGs tend to play decently with touch interfaces, since they usually don't require intense precision anyways.

EDIT: Or maybe I'm wrong. I see the Wikia page was recently updated and now it sounds...different from what I expected, though I'll still need a few more details. I guess I'll withhold judgment until I at least see some gameplay (and not just battles. What I'm worried about is how you travel)
1059  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 30, 2014, 10:03:29 PM
Can't you use the classic controller with them?

Still needs a Wiimote, though. Yeah, you can't use the Gamepad for Wii games, unfortunately. Not even the Wii menu. Maybe someday they'll update it, but I don't see it happening anytime soon...

Can I use any of the Wii- U controllers to control wii games. I have the xbox-360 style controller for Wii-U

Sadly no. You'd think it wouldn't be that hard to impliment, but they haven't done it yet. :/
1060  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 30, 2014, 10:57:06 AM
Can't you use the classic controller with them?

Still needs a Wiimote, though. Yeah, you can't use the Gamepad for Wii games, unfortunately. Not even the Wii menu. Maybe someday they'll update it, but I don't see it happening anytime soon...
1061  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 29, 2014, 09:45:44 PM
College is depressing?  I enjoyed it way more than high school...

I'm talking more from what I've heard of Japanese colleges where it's really difficult to get into, fairly strict, a lot of people wind up in lousy living conditions, etc. Basically just something that a lot of people don't really look forward to.

...although my college experience was pretty similar to that, too...

Persona Office I could get behind, though.
1062  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 29, 2014, 09:16:49 PM
Why? That would be f***ing depressing, unless it's supposed to be a horror game...
1063  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 28, 2014, 10:36:46 PM
That was in 2006...when the PS2 had tons of 2D games and the PS3 eventually got stuff like Rayman and Disgaea...I don't buy that in the least.
1064  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 28, 2014, 08:25:20 PM
Kindom Hearts gets better once you're past Wonderland. That was a terrible level to put so early in, IMO. While being confusing as heck might be true to the spirit of Wonderland, that doesn't really change the fact that it's confusing as heck. Gameplay also gets more fun once you get more abilities, obviously.

Although the Gummi Ship levels only get worse...
1065  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 28, 2014, 08:20:30 PM
On every forum I go to, there's always one person who would rather that nobody got to play a game rather than it be released as a download only title. That guy on the Nintendo forum who couldn't stand that the Ace Attourneys weren't released physically, nevermind that the used market has been killing the sales of the games since most people only play them once and sell them. That guy on the Playstation forum who couldn't stand that the PAL versions of Freedom Wars were download-only, nevermind that he could probably import a US copy for less than what his country would charge, even after import taxes.

You're being that guy, Lard.
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