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946  The Rest / General Discussions / Chocolate Chip or Oreo on: March 27, 2006, 05:43:17 PM
I never liked any kind of Oreo until they finally gave the world "Uh-Oh Oreos."

But they still can't compare to the mighty home made chocolate chip cookies. I love eating them soon after they've been taken out of the oven and the chocolate is all gooey. Ah, ecstasy!
947  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 25, 2006, 07:39:15 PM
I made it to the end of Surmania expecting to finish the game and the game didn't end! aldsk;fjasd;fljads;fjads;ljf

Just killed the Omega Breed boss at the beginning of, I'm hoping, the final area.
948  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Are Storylines Really So Important? on: March 25, 2006, 06:58:15 PM
Once upon a time I thought story was unimportant and as long as the RPG was FUN to play. That is until I played Star Ocean 3. I hear epic, fantastic plot, and what do I find? Characters that piss me off to no end and a story that crapped out within the first five hours. I loved the battle system, but I just couldn't stand the incoherent characters and a story that wasn't going anywhere so I gave up on it.

After that experience I revised my rules: If the battle system is fun, and with plot and characters that don't just end up annoying me, I'll most likely enjoy it.

A recent example, though not the best one, is Grandia III. It has a simple plot, and characters that hardly develop. But neither of them are so annoying to keep me from playing and enjoying the game...though Alfina comes damn close at times.

Grandia III reminds me a lot of an updated RPG from 15 years ago. The story and characters are both very undeveloped yet it's fun to play.

Okay, I've given my rambling two cents.
949  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 25, 2006, 05:20:51 AM
I'm now in Surmania in Grandia III.

I'm at the save just after the death of Raven.

I love the battle system for this game, but wow, I really don't care about the characters or the story. If this game had been released 15 years ago it would have been fantastic story wise, but by today's standards it is severely lacking in that department.
950  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Metroid Prime: Hunters on: March 24, 2006, 07:00:22 PM
This just in:

I really suck at the multiplayer mode but it is fun. Unfortunately it has some of the same issues any multiplayer FPS has. Mainly spawn and health campers. One guy I played today would not wander out of a room which had a nice health pick up and he I'm pretty sure everyone in the game was getting pissed off at it because we all went after him.

As much fun as it is, I have to admit it brought back the memory of why I don't really care for online FPSs.
951  The Rest / General Discussions / What the hell. on: March 24, 2006, 05:08:00 PM

And what the hell is a bear head doing in there? Seriously fucked up.
952  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 24, 2006, 12:32:09 AM
Quote from: "Sketch"
@Jimmy - Why are you only giving one magic element to each person? Isn't that a waste, considering how many magic slots you have?

I only have it like that so I don't have to think about who has what spell during battles. And I prefer to have every spell available even if I rarely use it.

I'm still in Melc, running around like an idiot.
953  The Rest / General Discussions / Revolution to play Genesis and Turbo Grafx games on: March 24, 2006, 12:26:53 AM
But quite a few emulators are poor substitutes for the actual console the game was made for. Most of the ones I've used have run the games with poor frame rates and glitchy graphics which led to me just not using them. There is also the problem of coming across incomplete or glitched ROMs.

I imagine, though I'm not 100% sure, that this won't be a problem with the games being on the Revolution.
954  The Rest / General Discussions / Revolution to play Genesis and Turbo Grafx games on: March 23, 2006, 07:42:30 PM
Jimbo will be playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Genesis all over again! There is a God and he loves gamers!

As if being able to play older Nintendo games wasn't enough of a selling point for me. This just made it a winner, I'll be getting one on launch day...whenever that is.
955  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Metroid Prime: Hunters on: March 23, 2006, 07:37:39 PM
I bought this game the other day and thought I'd start a topic.

I have to admit I'm really kind of unsure what to think about it. The graphics are very good, especially the cutscenes which look fantastic. But I'm having trouble adjusting to the controls. Like I thought I would, I kind of have a hard time holding onto the DS and using the stylus at the same time. Of course I haven't played a whole lot and may just need time to learn, but yea.

Multiplayer mode is fun though. Even if I kind of feel like it is hard to actually aim and hit something.

Anyway, if anyone out there wants to play a game with me online my friend code is 249175785755.
956  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 23, 2006, 06:57:43 PM
I've been interwebless for a couple of days because our DSL modem died. So I played a lot of Grandia III. I'm currently in Melc and about 26 hours in. I also got the skill that gives you more experience equipped and my characters are nearing level 40 which makes me happy.

I also bought Metroid Prime: Hunters and just finished the first boss.

And since we have a new modem I can now get online with the DS anytime I want. I played some MarioKart online as well as one game of Metroid online. Damn fun.
957  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 21, 2006, 05:52:40 PM
Yea, those running bitches in that cave really sucked.

I played for a few hours and finally made it back to Baccula where I spent about half an hour fusing mana eggs to get uber spells and to get awesome eggs to equip on everyone. Since I keep my magic specialized for each character, i.e. Alfina uses only water magic, it wasn't hard to do but at least now Yuki will be able to do damage when he uses magic.
958  The Rest / General Discussions / Nostalgia lane. on: March 21, 2006, 12:32:46 PM
Top Five RPGs:
5. Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken
4. Breath of Fire II
3. Final Fantasy IV
2. Chrono Trigger
1. Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Honorable mentions: Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VI, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Tales of Symphonia, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter, Bahamut Lagoon, Gargoyle's Quest 2: The Demon Darkness.

And because I'm annoying like this, Top 5 Non-RPGs:
5. Megaman X4
4. Viewtiful Joe
3. Megaman 2
2. Super Metroid
1. Super Mario Bros. 3

Honorable mentions: Megaman 3, Super Mario World, Metroid Fusion, Shadow of the Colossus, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Twisted Metal (the first one), Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II.

Top Five Gaming Memories (dammit it was so hard to choose!):

5. Disclaimer: I'm combining these two memories. Being three years old and getting an NES for Christmas. I remember sitting and watching my older sisters playing Super Mario Bros. and not letting me! Finally when I did get a chance to play, by myself, I couldn't even jump over the first gap in 1-1. So I really didn't game a whole lot until we got our hands on wonderful gold cartridge of The Legend of Zelda. I remember being entranced by the music and playing hours on end even though I never made it past the fourth dungeon until years later. After playing it for a while I went back to SMB and made it over that first hole in the ground and kept going.

4. Playing Final Fantasy II/IV for the first time at a friend's house and falling in love with it. I admit, I probably only did so because I thought Kain's jump attack was God's gift to the world of extreme awesomeness, and still think that. I'd played RPGs before but this was the first that really made me interested in the genre. But since my family skipped the SNES, I missed quite a few of the ones that would later be on my favorites list, like Breath of Fire II.

3. Super Mario Bros. 3 for NES. What more can I say? This isn't my favorite game of all time but definitely my favorite non-RPG. This game and my Game Gear were my companions during the SNES years. I still find SMB3 just as fun to play as when it was first released.

2. Getting a Game Gear for Christmas when I was eight years old with Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I played it for hours and became a huge Sonic fan. Sonic stole my heart from Mario who had won it in Super Mario Bros. 3. I believe I owned pretty much every Sonic game ever released on Game Gear, my favorite being Sonic Triple Trouble. There was also the whole factor of coolness since I had a portable gaming system with color where my friends were stuck with those silly GameBoy things.

1. Getting The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for Christmas of 1998. A year of gaming was spent solely with this game. I was immersed by the world and couldn't put it down. I remember my family physically had to come take me from the front of the TV that Christmas to go to my grandparents' house for Christmas dinner. I spent so many hours trying to find all the heart pieces and Gold Skulltulas it isn't even funny. Then a few months after I got the game I heard rumors of a second ending if you did EVERYTHING in the game: heart pieces, Gold Skulltulas, every single treasure chest and sidequest. So I spent long months trying to find everything, and even bought a complete guide eventually to help me find all the treasure chests in hidden holes. Finally with everything completed I finished the game only to find there was no second ending, but still feeling accomplished that I had done everything possible in the game without resorting to glitches. I still make a note to play through the game at least once a year.
959  The Rest / General Discussions / Introduce yourself here on: March 20, 2006, 05:46:57 PM
Jimbo is 21.4 and is also a male.

The most recent picture of me.

I live in a smaller but rapidly growing town called Lehi (pronounced "lee-high") which is about 25 minutes south of Salt Lake City, Utah. I live with my parents still but am hoping to be moved out this time next year, though I've been saying that for the last two years XD. But there is the problem that wherever I go my dog will also go and from what I've seen browsing around is most apartments aren't big on pets.

As far as what I do in life I am first and foremost an English Major at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah. When asked what I'd like to do with my degree I promptly answer, "Be a hobo." I guess you could say my goal in life is to reach a point where a job is no longer just a job, but something I enjoy which also most likely means grad school. What I want to emphasize in grad school is still in the air though.

Currently I work in the backroom of a Target store about five miles from home. I don't mind it most of the time, and they definitely hear from me when I think I have been mistreated, but I make decent money there and it is too convenient for me to make me seriously think about quitting.

My main hobby is reading (English major, duh!). Though I don't tend to stick to any specific genre, I guess you could say I enjoy classics the most. Of course I also play video games, though RPGs aren't my true gaming love which is sidescrolling/platforming/shooters like the Megaman series. As far as music goes I tend to listen to bands that emerged in the early to mid 1990s during the punk revival, even when some of those bands have moved into the "post-punk" era (Green Day and A.F.I.) I still listen to. I don't really care for the more recent post-punk bands like The Used or My Chemical Romance and tend to refer to bands like them as being, "Shit-emo A.F.I. wannabes." Finally, being raised in a rural area, I really enjoy the outdoors. Whether it be hiking, horse riding, rafting, hunting, etc. I most likely enjoy it if it is outdoors.

That is all!

EDIT: Oh, and since other people are doing it and I'm a trendy bitch, I've been coming to RPGFan for about 3.5 years now.
960  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 19, 2006, 11:40:13 PM
Quote from: "Sketch"
I'm seriously getting tired of enemies giving out crappy experience points. Why the hell am I still fighting enemies that give out less that 200!?

The battle system is still freaking awesome, even in Dahna's skill list sucks ass. Although, I've finally realized how strong magic is :P

Don't worry, the boss of the area your in is easy as hell and has the potential to give you enough experience to level all of your characters multiple times. Just keep letting it spawn enemies for as long as you're able.

Agreed on Dahna's skill list sucking. And, yea, magic is teh awesome. I fused some eggs and extracted the Galactic Bang spell (I think that was it's name) which flippin' owns everything.

As for me, I'm at the Nautica Ruins. I'm very glad to be out of the Verse Realm because the enemies there were giving me trouble, especially in that last cave with the bitches that attacked three times in 10 seconds! I enjoyed the respite killing sheep and bunnies on the Nautica Plains though :D
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