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16  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: November 30, 2014, 09:23:39 PM
So to anyone playing the Wii U game, do you think the GC controller adapter is worth it? I have the Wii U gamepad, a couple of Wiimotes, and one Wii classic controller. I will probably have two friends playing with me a significant amount of the time and I'm just curious as to whether I should get the GC adapter, since I already have 3 GC controllers, or if I should get another Wii classic controller instead. I prefer the GC controller myself, though I wouldn't bother with the adapter if it were just me.

Should be getting the game later this week!
17  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 30, 2014, 09:12:13 PM
Went home for Thanksgiving this past week and fired up the old N64 while there. I was realy happy it still works though there really wasn't any reason for it not to work as it is in good condition still (unlike my NES sadly). I mostly played Mario Kart and Smash Bros. Still the best Mario Kart, IMO, but I was shocked by the limited selection of fighters on Smash Bros. Not sure why I was surprised, but I was.

Before leaving for Thanksgiving I did buy a Wii U. Got it set up yesterday, and despite the 2+ hour wait to actually play I did get some game time with it. I played a few levels of Super Mario 3D Land, and downloaded Metroid Fusion. Made it to Sector 2 in the latter.

Aside from that I transferred my Wii data and played with some of the other tools and functionalities. Liking it so far, and I will probably get Smash Bros. later this week.
18  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: November 30, 2014, 08:58:08 PM
Next I'll tackle Brian Jacques' Redwall series again.

I read a bunch of the Redwall series as a kid.  I ran out of steam around the Bellmaker.  The first 6 or 7 books were incredible (the world building and level of detail that went into what was originally intended to be a children's series is nothing short of remarkbale), but there is no way I'd have time to read all 20+.

I too have been working my way through the Redwall series. I remember seeing them as a kid, but never got around to reading them. I work for the publisher now and have easy access to the whole series, so I've been reading them myself. I am to Bellmaker and will probably read it later this month.

I finished Wheel of Time #4 last week. Easily the best in the series so far. I was definitely not expecting some of the twists, and found them all enjoyable.

I'm studying to apply to PhD programs next winter so I'm now reading Egil's Saga in preparation. I've read the Saga of the Volsungs, but I expect Egil's Saga will be different in a lot of ways. I'll read Wheel of Time #5 or Bellmaker next.
19  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 19, 2014, 10:15:15 AM
Only accomplished a few things in Majora's Mask last night. I completed the Great Bay Spider House, got a bottle from the beavers, and rounded up a few pieces of heart. I'm debating whether or not I should keep side questing right now, or if I should go complete the Great Bay Temple.
20  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 18, 2014, 01:31:02 PM
I played through the Pirate's Fortress in Majora's Mask yesterday and saved the eggs. Really glad to have the Hookshot now so that I can do some of the sidequests. Namely the Skulltula houses and Anju and Kafei's story (shoot me if I screw up in Sakon's hideout). So I'll do those things and maybe scrounge around for some Pieces of Heart since I really, really hate the boss of the Great Bay Temple. Oh, I'll also need some more bottles now since the Zora Mask is a magic meter hog.
21  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 17, 2014, 02:47:36 AM
Made it through the Snowhead Temple in Majora's Mask. One thing that is nice considering I have only played through MM twice previous to this play through is that I'm not very familiar with the dungeons. There are a few things here and there that I remember about them, but for the most part it is like a new dungeon to me, and it makes the game feel very fresh as compared to Ocarina of Time since I have all those dungeons basically memorized.

After the Snowhead Temple I upgraded my sword to the Gilded Sword, and helped out Romani and Cremia on the ranch. I also got a few miscellaneous masks. Mostly I just wanted the Bunny Hood because it is glorious, but I picked up a few others along the way.
22  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 16, 2014, 11:51:31 AM
All the news about Majora's Mask 3DS has made me want to play Majora's Mask. So I started a new game last night. I played all the way through the Swamp Temple and did a few things afterward. It was enjoyable, though I should have saved before going into the Temple and started over with the full three days as I didn't have much time left to do post-dungeon stuff after I finished the dungeon. So I ended up fighting Odolwa twice. I'm glad they're revamping him, because that boss fight is so broken. I pretty much just ran into his legs with the Deku Scrub spin attack to disrupt his patterns, hurried and then hurried and took it off to get a few slashes in on his legs. It was easy, and annoying.

I do still very much like the atmosphere, and I love the Bomber's Notebook.
23  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: November 12, 2014, 01:24:27 AM
Finished the Wheel of Time books written solely by Robert Jordan, and will break from the series to reread the Hunger Games books in preparation for the release of Part One of Mockingjay. Generally liked the WoT books better than when I previously read them thanks in part to upping the font size on my Kindle App, but I still feel the series could have been several books shorter.

I'm currently reading The Shadow Rising (WoT #4) myself. While I've enjoyed the series well enough, I didn't think it was anything really great until just today. It just feels like some of the questions raised in the first three books are finally getting answered (even though more questions are being asked), and like the overall series plot is finally progressing. The pacing still isn't great though. I think that Jordan could have left a lot of an individual characters thoughts and feelings to the imagination. I really don't need to read another paragraph about a woman complaining about the stubbornness of men or a man complaining about crazy unreasonable women. I get that the nature of the society probably set this dichotomy up, and I'm cool with it being there, but I kind of want to punch the characters in the face when they start ranting about the opposite sex.
24  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: November 11, 2014, 11:38:39 AM
I haven't watched Castle all season because, well, ouch. It started to not be as good last season, and I was even more discouraged by this season's premiere. I watched it last night because of a certain wedding finally taking place. It was underwhelming. Something fans have been waiting for a long time to happen, and the wedding occupies a whole five minutes (tops) at the very end of the episode. It's so sad when your favorite shows start getting silly and bad and they just keep going, and going, and going and...
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Code name S.T.E.A.M. for 3ds on: November 09, 2014, 11:11:50 PM
Wow, I'm speechless. That trailer was hilarious. I'll play a game with a political world as messed up as this one's appears to be, haha!

The gameplay looks pretty fun too. I have a feeling I'm going to get addicted to it like I did Valkyria Chronicles.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGForums, by the numbers (AKA Josh goes meta all over everybody's asses) on: November 08, 2014, 02:40:37 AM
Alright! Fess up. Which among you are the wise guys? Eh.
...how would the people ignoring you know that you asked them to fess up?  I guess they know now, since I quoted you and they can read that.  Unless they ignore me too.  Damn.  I may have blown my own mind.  I need to lie down a bit....

Just as planed!


You mean like this:


Sorry, couldn't help myself!
27  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: November 08, 2014, 02:32:32 AM
I'm sure a lot can be said with Naruto FINALLY finishing.... I'll just say Naruto's a dilf....Mmm hmm.

I'm so glad it finally ended! Even though the series slumped since pretty much the end of the first arc after the time gap, it was still great before then and I remember being way too excited to read it every month/week. I dislike how manga epilogues always seem so rushed though. You'd think that after 700 chapters they could take a few chapters to give readers a well developed ending rather than a "here they are now!" snapshot. I guess I can hope the new movie will fill in some of that missing information.

Now we just need to get Bleach over with...grumble, grumble.
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (MM3DS announced!) on: November 06, 2014, 11:42:53 AM
Am I the only person on this board who found the Inverted Song of Time, or at least noted that time doesn't advance on the Inventory Screen?

What?! You mean time actually stops when you pause the game?! What kind of madness is this?! I'm shocked.

In all seriousness, I actually did pause the game and turn the TV off for a few hours while I did other things with frequency both times I played MM. It was just still annoying that I actually had to do that in dungeons, or when I was not able to access an Owl statue to temp save. Sleep mode will be a definite boon, and they may come up with some other means of temp saving like allowing you to temp save anywhere and anytime and making the owl statues only a means of teleportation (that would be nice actually). It's just that the save system as it stands is counter-intuitive to its portability.
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (MM3DS announced!) on: November 05, 2014, 06:25:57 PM
I want to be excited. I really do. I do think it is a great game, but it is just such a commitment because of the save system. And I'm not sure that I have the time or the energy for that commitment. I suppose that sleep mode would help, and maybe they can tweak the save system a bit (though that may be difficult since it is also an integral part of the story). I guess I'll wait and see what other details there are before I say yea or nay.
30  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 05, 2014, 12:04:05 PM
I'm almost done with Demon's Crest, but I need to do this stupid headbutting mini-game in order to get the best ending, and it's sooo hard...it's like waka-mole, but you have to jump, and there's a delay every time you try to whack that you have to account for, but 1/10th of a second can mean the difference between making contact and being just off...ugh...guess I'll focus on Lost Odyssey for now...

I hated the head butting mini-game! That thing is the worst! I don't know if I've ever been as frustrated in a video game as I was when trying to do that. I even stopped playing for a few weeks because I was so frustrated and mad. I did accomplish it once, but I think I used cheats on subsequent playthroughs.
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