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61  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 27, 2015, 12:38:10 PM
^I'm not a fan of Super Mario World for similar reason, Jimmy, but 3D World was indeed amazing. Granted, I've only gotten to World 3-3. I really should play it more now that I got the Gamepad extended battery and no longer have to dread being tethered to an uncomfortable spot every time I want to play the Wii U...
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 26, 2015, 07:37:53 PM

Get out of my history, damnit! I looked that up just this morning to see if that was an actual surname (it was. It is now my new favorite name).
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 26, 2015, 12:18:42 PM
I think the best part about Magnolia Thuderpussy is that there was a person who actually went by that name. And no, she was not a porn star: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_Thunderpussy
64  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 26, 2015, 12:02:44 PM
Damnit Jimmy, now you got me playing FE7. =P Just finished Chapter 4. I'm impressed how I haven't had to restart a map yet, considering how terrible I usually am at these games...
65  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 25, 2015, 08:08:40 PM
Kind of pissed off that because of a huge snowstorm coming, I probably won't be able to pick up HD Neptunia Re:Birth 2 until Wednesday at the earliest, maybe not even until later. Story of my life.

Apparently there wasn't any mention of a storm until this afternoon. Where the hell did this storm come from?
66  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Monster Hunter 4 Early Access on: January 25, 2015, 08:06:15 PM
I've been playing this demo a lot since I got it. This game's definitely fantastic, and I can't wait to play the full game. They made some really good changes that I think would make the game much easier to get into.
67  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 24, 2015, 06:59:19 PM
I'm glad you were able to give a quick rundown of the games, Aeolus, but outside of Fire Emblem, I've played all those games quite extensively in the past, I just didn't really enjoy them before. ^_^; That said, thank you for the Myths & Monsters tips, I actually decided to start with the Kid Icarus franchise, but I skipped that one because I thought it would just be more arcade-yness like the original.

As for Kid Icarus, I first tried the 3D Classics version of the original because it has continues and saves. I still have no idea what I'm doing even in the slightest, but it's kinda fun? Not having to restart the entire game every time I die certainly is a major plus, at least. That was mostly what killed it for me before. However, I think I'd enjoy it more if I had some sort of manual to give me some idea what these doors are for, what the items I'm collecting are, etc. It's almost too old school for my tastes, but I'm sure I could very easily sort that out with a trip online someday.

I then tried Kid Icarus: Uprising, and now I'm sad I've been so harsh on this game before. I don't know, I think I was expecting something like Sin & Punishment only to get something that's more like Star Fox 64...with a ton more depth and replayability. Seriously, I can easily see why people like this game now - you could be playing this game forever, there's so much depth. The flying missions a very fun, and I like that you charge by not shooting, instead of having to hold down a button. (I think S&P2 did that as well?) Though, I still don't like the land controls at all - flicking the camera around does not feel nearly as fast and intuitie as it should probably be. I think there are control options, though, so I'll probably go there soon.

I should also mention: The voice acting sucks. Maybe it's not super-irritating, but the Voice Actors just don't sound like they're trying at all. I guess they're purposely trying to make it sound campy considering the dialogue sounds pretty silly, but I still think their delivery could've been a lot better. I'm sure I've heard these VAs before, and I'm certain they've done better in the past. I guess that's what annoys me the most about it...

Of course, I'm only on the fourth chapter, so we'll see how things go...I'm fairly certain I got to chapter 5 or 6 before I quit last time...
68  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: WiiU on: January 24, 2015, 05:00:13 PM
Anyone know anything about the wii games that are released on WiiU vc?

They're cheap for a while... and I want to get Galaxy 2 but I want to know if I can use the wii u gamepad or whatever or do I have to buy a wii mote w/ nunchuck

I know it's late...but yes, you still need the Wiimote. These rereleases will only be good for having the games digitally available at a decent price and you can skip a step getting into the game...convenient, but not the upgrade quite a few of us were hoping for...
69  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 24, 2015, 01:31:25 PM
Grinding in FFXI. I started as a Red Mage and now I'm level 12. Think I'll just start up the first Windurst mission I'm above the recommended level, and my White magic will be helpful there. (Though I wish I could use Fire Magic by now...)

Also, went back to Fates Forever on the ipad for a while. The game seems to have been tuned up quite a bit. I played enough to get some characters (I think I have 4 now, excluding the free ones they rotate around every week). For a game that's blatantly "League of Legend with Furries" it really does seem like they're putting a lot of effort into it. I'm surprised.

I also tried out my new Wiimote Plus by playing Wii Sports Club, and I like it. I tried Tennis, which I heard was really wonky, but it plays great. I got Bronze medal on my third try. Not back, considering how much I suck at actual tennis...

Mostly, though, I've been playing the Monster Hunter 4 Demo. I love almost every weapon. I can hardly wait to play the full game.

I need to get back to Dark Souls, though...but I also kinda want to try a few of the other games I wasn't too keen on before, namely the Fire Emblem series, the Kid Icarus franchise, one of the Mario Games (Probably SMB3), Skyward Sword, and The World Ends With You. Not sure which one I'd try first, though...
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 23, 2015, 10:28:27 PM

We all know who backed that one:
71  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 23, 2015, 08:44:07 PM
I don't know what's worse, the fact that I had to look up "Anzu", or the fact that I know who most of the Idol M@ster characters are without ever having touched an actual Idol M@ster product...
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Citizens of Earth on: January 21, 2015, 01:32:47 PM
The only genuine criticism I could find thus far are the glitches, but those can be ironed out in time. Other than that, it seems like I'm getting what I came for.
73  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: January 20, 2015, 07:57:49 PM
Oh no, I was just about to come in and say that I love how much you write about them. Seriously, I wish I had half the stuff to say about the games I play. Last time I wrote anything at length was when I finished Tales of Vesperia, and that ended up being a vague and jumbled mess. =( Unless I'm forgetting one...like Klutz, my memory's kinda troubled...it doesn't help that I post on two other sites, so I never remember where I wrote what...

But really, you're descriptive, you delve into interesting topics. Your posts are always fun reads. Sometimes I think we should have a thread specifically for talking about games we just finished so posts like those would be easier to find.

EDIT: Party like it's 1999, bitches!!!
74  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 20, 2015, 10:27:52 AM
Been powering through Log Horizon, almost done with season 1 now and THIS SHOW IS AMAZING!!

Really, I think what impresses me most (besides all the world-building and how it really gives me a sense that they're playing a real (and really cool) game) is how well it uses its slow moments. It's not a very action-focused series. In fact, there are a lot of slow episodes, but it always manages to keep itself interesting. It just feels perfectly paced. The action scenes are pretty cool, too, but they're rarely given much focus compared to the story.
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 20, 2015, 10:15:49 AM
I love its description, where it talks about its "abrasive writing style" and even puts "plot" in quotes. =P

Anyways, wasn't the Steam version going to be without the..."plot"...? EDIT: Oh wait, the devs are giving away free porn patches. /Okay then/
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