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1126  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 21, 2014, 04:47:30 PM
Trying to play Baldur's Gate, but I'm getting sooo bored, and I'm still in the prologue. I'm not even sure what it is that's making it so boring? Walking speed, maybe? The whole game just feels rediculously slow and dull, at least at this point. I guess I wouldn't be so impatient if it didn't take me 20 minutes just to make a character, only to do jack squat for the next 6 hours...
1127  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 2 Review on: July 21, 2014, 04:05:12 PM
Speaking of policy: The rules also state that policing the forums is up to the moderators/admins and no one else. Perhaps it's best if we just leave this matter up to the mods (you know, by hitting the report button), as Maxximum has been trying to say, and move on? After all, even negative attention could be enough to give the guy more views than he deserves...
1128  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 20, 2014, 09:29:26 PM
You know, it's funny. I never liked Baldur's Gate, at least not when I was younger. In fact, I don't think I really liked any old CRPG except for Planescape: Torment. Yet I'm really interested in Divinity: Original Sin, as well as a lot of other Retro RPGs. Not because they're using old ideas, but because of what they're doing with them. I like the idea of a Turn-Based game where you need to utitilize your environment and experiment with your skills. I like the idea of a Turn-Based Post-apocalyptic game like Wastelands 2. I like the idea of dynamic stories in Pillars of Eternity. It's not because they're old ideas, but because of what they're doing to revitalize these old ideas. I can say this about a lot of Retro games, actually. It's not really because of nostalgia that I'm interested in them, but because I think they'll be good games in general.
1129  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 19, 2014, 06:18:22 PM
I remember the first time I fought the Godwin. Chased it halfway around the map only to get clobbered. Was level 30, too...wasn't able to beat it until I was 33, I think...

Anyways, I played a little Tge Dark Spire and completed the first two quests. Good times, this game is still as fun as I remember.

Also bought and played some Crystalis for the NES. For an old action-RPG, it holds up remarkably well (...graphical hiccups aside...). Made it through the first dungeon without much trouble, at least.


Now I'm playing through RealMyst. This game is surprisingly engrossing. I never expected to be hit with real puzzles, but I've actually had to think and the answers make sense most of the time thus far...
1130  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 2014 Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight, etc. thread. What's piqued your interest? on: July 17, 2014, 05:57:06 PM
I don't feel like looking for the Wastelands 2 thread just yet, but I'll say that I read through PaleRobbie's preview of it, and I'm actually quite astonished. That was another one I was kinda skeptical on, but it sounds like they really might deliver. I never played the original Wastelands (sounds too old school for me. I can barely hold my own in the original Fallout), but on its own it seems like it'd be a pretty fun and interesting game.
1131  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 15, 2014, 09:19:05 PM
Hm, never used that site before. Their layout doesn't seem obnoxious, the reader is nice and clean, selection seems nice...I could get used to this. Only problem is its search - it needs titles to be typed in the right order, despite it supposedly looking for titles with those words in it...but that shouldn't be too difficult to deal with. Thanks, Kevuda.
1132  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 15, 2014, 09:05:41 PM
Is there a better fan translation out there?  Right now, there isn't any legit English language publications of the manga or anime.  When there is, I sure as hell will plunk my money down because the series speaks to me. 

The anime is on Crunchyroll if you're in the US. But yeah, I'm not sure what's wrong with Mangahere for a non-licensed manga...? Unless there's a better translation, but usually everyone just uses the same scans...
1133  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 15, 2014, 01:44:33 PM
On my last day in Lightning Returns. I'm horrible with time management, but I completed my main quests so I shouldn't be seeing the game over screen when I run out of time, haha. Still playing Mario Kart 8 here and there with wife and friends. I also just started up Shovel Knight for Wii U. Holy crap, I forgot how hard old school side scrolling games are. I grew up with Mega Man, but I always seemed to hand over the Nintendo controller when I fell off a ledge to my older brother who made the game look easy, haha. I love the cheesy dialog and 8bit music score of Shovel Knight. Good times!

Ironically Mega Man was the only game I had growing up that I was actually better at than my bro. :P Shovel Knight can definitely be hard sometimes, though, even early on.
1134  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What Yoda Found in Space for us to F**c Up on: July 14, 2014, 07:31:38 PM
Space Beer!

Aw, I read that wrong and thought it was a Space Bear.

(Or this Space Bear)
(This is just cute)
1135  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unannounced ps4 jrpg coming soon?? on: July 14, 2014, 07:22:55 PM
Wait, when did DualShockers stop being a Playstation-only site? EDIT: ...or was it ever? I seriously never really paid much attention to them, just kinda figured by the name...
1136  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 14, 2014, 02:14:28 PM
I feel like Fighting games are the absolute worst genre to try free-to-play with. If you're new, you won't know who any of the characters are or if you should bother getting any of them, and if your a big fan of the series, you're probably going to want all the characters anyways. It's really only good for the people who kinda like the series and have played it before, but aren't big enough fans to want more than a pack or two.  Obviously companies are banking on everyone buying all the packs, but then what's the point of going "free to play"? May as well just release the game on disc so people have all the characters right away, with the less hardcore waiting for a sale. Everyone wins, then.
1137  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Aurian's Dragons on: July 12, 2014, 08:34:19 PM
:O These are so cool! What are the eyes, though? Marbles? Or did you just use a shiny paint?
1138  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: POKéMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE on: July 12, 2014, 06:02:52 PM
Honestly, when I first saw the article over at Nintendo Life (very surprised that was used as a source here, btw), I thought it was a joke article, but I guess if those Pikachus are for different contest types, that'd make some sense.
1139  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity: Original Sin on: July 12, 2014, 05:37:06 PM
BTW, is the game final or are they still tweaking a lot of things?

It's "finished" but they're still patching a few things here and there like any other game.
1140  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 12, 2014, 04:23:59 PM
Started Phantasy Star III. God that game aged atrociously...
IV seems to be the first PS to not look atrocious from the look of III (only ever played IV up to now).

I'm following a walkthrough because otherwise, I have zero idea what I need to do.
I do like that the dungeons up to now are fairly short. So it's not that bad to navigate them even with no map.

I really liked Phantasy Star 1, though the dungeons in the second half can be really difficult without a map. But yeah, 2 & 3 are terrible.
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