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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 22, 2016, 04:14:00 AM
Speaking of staying up late, I've only been back for, what, 8 days? And I'm already finding myself describing gaming experiences with poetic relationship analogues....and considering the fact that I've never had a girlfriend in my life, I'm sure someone is to blame. <_<
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 21, 2016, 03:35:39 PM
Ugh...I really need to stop getting so distracted all the time...I left my brunch (lunchfast? Early Lunch, essentially...) on the table to cool for so long that it is now officially my linner...
18  Media / General Games / Re: Do You Take the Path? on: June 20, 2016, 08:27:38 PM
I look specifically for a path. Then I go every else until I am satisfied. But I only take the path until I am in a new area, and then I repeat the previous steps until there is nowhere left to explore.

Oh, you mean for games...well, second verse, same as the first. Except with boss fights tacked on here and there...
19  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 20, 2016, 08:19:32 PM
At least I'll praise Re:Monster in the sense that girls don't revolve around the MC wanting his dick, they all get the D ... no beating around the bush there (man, so much innuendo in so few words)
 

Whether they like it or not.

Yeah, that series still fills my belly with rage. I need to dowse it with more watermelon juice...maybe read something from an author that isn't psychologically damaged while I'm at it...maybe Shadow Star, that looks adorable. =D
20  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 20, 2016, 03:06:42 AM
Honestly, the only thing keeping me from jumping on that sale is the fact that I want Zesty on my shelf. That's still a good deal, though.

Anyways, I'm still playing more Shantae and the Pirate's Curse on my 3DS. At this point I'm marathoning it the way I did with the other two. I'm already on the 5th island (so...70% done, I guess), and I can already confirm that this is my favorite in the series. They dialed up the humor and charm to 11, and I like that it works on a hub system rather than forcing a ton of backtracking all the time. It never really felt metroidvania-ish so much as they were just looking for ways to pad out the games. The pacing here is much nicer, and still plenty to explore, just where it's appropriate. Now the only padding is stuff that is...actually relevent to the main story, and I usually wind up finding whatever fetch-quest Item before they even ask for it because I keep combing every island every time I get a new item, Zelda/Metroid-style...in other words: it's the best kind of filler. Especially considering the humor involved.

Heck, the only bad thing to mention so far are the occasional one-time shifts in mechanics - things like the Rottytops Run and the obligatory Stealth section. At the very least, they aren't as bad as the could be, for the most part (the stealth section is very simple. The worst part is just being sent all the way to the beginning if you get caught, but I only ever got caught trying to figure out this one room where I could all of a sudden hide in plain sight in certain portions of the room, because apparently it was darker than other areas). But they still weren't that fun, especially the Rottytops Run, which was hard as balls with no real reward...never again, Wayforward...
21  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The "what was your first anime?" Thread on: June 19, 2016, 09:45:56 PM
1st one that I can actually  remember was Dragon Quest: Legend of the Hero Abel.

I used to get up super early to watch it at 6am during the whole "Saturday Morning Cartoons" era.

Dragon Quest had an anime? And it was released in America?

Wow, I'm impressed.

Star Blazers in the early 80s. Still one of my favorite shows.

Have you ever checked out Space Battleship Yamato 2199? (Also known as "Starblazers 2199," if you're interested in paying out the wazzoo for the DVD volumes) That has to be the best modernized update of a classic I've seen in ages.
22  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 19, 2016, 09:38:52 AM
^Thanks, I never heard of that one. I'll be sure to look more into that, thanks.
23  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 19, 2016, 09:13:42 AM
My what? I had one one of those? o_O

Edit: I am of course referring to the XBLIG account...quotes would've been helpful there...

Also, considering I just spent 5 hours in the hospital today due to a potential heart attack (or at least, what I thought was one, unless that quick use of extra strength acetamitephine really saved my bacon the way those commercials described), I'm going to take that as a blatant sign to take better care of my health...and perhaps take up confusianism, since clearly my ancestors are watching out for me...

Hell if I know. I don't have a 360. I just played the game on someone else's 360, where I think I just left it the default name which seemed to be my user's profile name or something.

Also, how old are you if you're having heart trouble now? Or is this one of those 'congenital heart conditions' that's just gonna sit over your head for the remainder of your life?

That said, this fucking heat is serious fucking business. News at 11.

I'm 24. Honestly, the docs couldn't find anything, so it could've been a false alarm (sympathy pains, Thinking about my dad's heart attack), or at worse an intense amount of stress...I've had a ton of that the past 8 months, and I really did spend all of yesterday depressed. That said, I had been having chest problems and asthma for the past 4 weeks...anyways, I'll save the rest for the doctors tommorrow...

Unless it turns out to be succubi, then I'll be talking to a priest.

Also, I'm pretty sure I named the Nier guy Jill. That is definitely something I would do. Honestly, I would've been bummed if that actually turned out to be the default. XP Don't need no game stealin' my thunder...
24  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 18, 2016, 11:15:52 PM
My what? I had one one of those? o_O

Edit: I am of course referring to the XBLIG account...quotes would've been helpful there...

Also, considering I just spent 5 hours in the hospital today due to a potential heart attack (or at least, what I thought was one, unless that quick use of extra strength acetamitephine really saved my bacon the way those commercials described), I'm going to take that as a blatant sign to take better care of my health...and perhaps take up confusianism, since clearly my ancestors are watching out for me...
25  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 18, 2016, 10:31:55 AM
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - I really wanted a platformer to play, and I remembered that after rushing through the first two Shantae games, I never actually got around to the third. And I gotta say: This game is still hard. Well, not so much hard, as much as it takes a little too much after the Monster World games, and copied their terrible/sparce save point placements to a T. That also made the previous two games a bit more of a chore than I would've liked, since it was obviously meant to stretch out what would otherwise be short games...but at least they both had the excuse of limited file space. These guys had plenty of time to work on this one, and they're obviously reusing sprites from the DSiWare game. If an extra save point here and there is gonna kill it, maybe they need to spend less time adding details to Shantae's bubble bath, and work on adding more content...

...But, ineptitude at platforming aside, this game is fun in every sense of the word. It looks fun, the story is flat-out silly, there's tons of toungue-in-cheek dialogue, as well as little visual quirks and unexpected additions that make every new area a treat to explore. And the music is great. The gameplay is about the same as the last one so far, but that's hardly a complaint. Except I just a gun, which, by law, makes every platformer 1000x better. Now if only I didn't have to repeat the same 5 minute section every time I died, I might've marathoned this the whole way through like I did with the others!


Nier - But, now it's time to move to...something fresh. I kinda didn't expect to be writing a lot about Shantae there, so I'll keep it quick: This game is fun. And heart-warming. Jill (is that his actual name or did I pick that?) is the best father ever. I really admire his devotion to his daughter, and the amount of hard work he does for the people in the village. He finds the eggs the intelligent chickens hides on the farmer, he tames wild boars the size of commuter buses, and he practically cornered the market on Mutton, only to give it all to some random lady sitting by a fountain. He even delivered a fragile package through a confusing town he didn't have a map for, that was densely populated by annoying shades, to a cranky old hermit who tells him to get off his property, and never return to the village ever again - all without getting hit by the never ending onslaught even once. Because that that would've meant that the old guy would've gotten a broken package, and Jill is just too nice a guy to let that happen. Nosirree, not on Jill's watch. ( ಠ◡ಠ )

Code:
( ಥ‿ಥ ) *Just hide your pain...*

Also, I like the little diary bits during some of the loading screens, like one dated September 11th, where she talks about celebrating her dad's birthday without him.

...Hey, September 11th is my dad's birthday...whom I've never been able to celebrate with...my dead...dad...

.....................I need a moment.......................
26  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 18, 2016, 09:55:47 AM
Summer's usually pretty dead for anime, from what I've seen. Guess they want kids to get outside during they're relatively short Summer Vacations...and I'm sure their employees wouldn't mind a little more time out of the office, too...
27  Media / General Games / Re: E3 2016: E3 2015 was better Edition. on: June 17, 2016, 09:57:32 PM
^Not gonna lie, I only posted that link as an excuse to read more best-era Penny-Arcade comics (they actually used to go more than 5 strips without a beastiality joke!), but now it is doubly worth it. XD

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EDIT:

Looks like the real meat of E3 - the preview articles - are finally coming in. Damn near all the ones here have gotten me excited for stuff I never even considered. Except the Warhammer one (I'm not a huge fan of the franchise's grotesque elements, and Inquisitor just seems to emphasize all of the worst parts of that...), and MieQ (which just seems to be more Compile Hearts filler, but at least the preview confirmed that). The Dwarves probably isn't my thing either.

But everything else - The Surge, The Long Journey Home, the new Deus Ex mode (and by extension, Mankind Divided, which I completely ignored after its announcement), Necropolis, Tumbleweed Park, Battlechasers: Nightwar, the freakin' Witcher Card Game...Everything!

My wallet despises you guys. Thank you.
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier 2 for PS4 on: June 17, 2016, 09:51:53 PM
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I...I need this. Excuse me, I think I know what I want to play tonight...
29  Media / General Games / Re: E3 2016: E3 2015 was better Edition. on: June 17, 2016, 09:44:36 PM
Dude, I have Titanfall 2 and an indie Metroidvania that I only put on there to round out the numbers, and the only other thing I could think of to list was the new Call of Duty game (at least it'll have space battles w/ FPS boarding segments...now all it needs is Space Samurai, and I'll finally have that Battlefront sequel I always wanted...). Even a blatant Persona ripoff will do at this point, since I'm already scraping the bottom of the barrel...
30  Media / General Games / Re: E3 2016: E3 2015 was better Edition. on: June 17, 2016, 03:09:44 PM
https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13

I just got a feeling.

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Does Caligula's localization announcement still count as an E3 reveal? That way I can bump up the Playstation list to a baker's dozen...
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