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31  Media / General Games / Re: Favorite Game Genre BESIDES RPGs on: November 12, 2013, 03:05:25 PM
Thanks Ninja, for killing my favorite series.

For the little I know Nintendo is more to blame with how Other M was more than Team Ninja. Either way I don't want to start any discussion here because I know people get all emotional when someone bring up Other Mon forums.

...I already had enough of that crap with FF fans years ago. ._.'

Yeah, your probably right, it was overseen by Nintendo (unlike the Retro games). However, this is different than the FF games. No single FF game as basically gone back and re-written the rest of the series into dust. Sure, some dippy fans will "wahhaaa!" this and that about some game killing the series, but then the next game goes a different direction and proves that while maybe not the greatest thing in the world, the series didn't get killed off by the specifics of one game. But now no developer will touch Metroid with a ten foot pole. There is a real tangible problem here. Metroid has always had a dubious life, being a japanese series unpopular in japan.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Child of Light on: November 12, 2013, 02:58:15 PM

Ubi may now becoming my favorite game company in the world. Even with Assassin's Creed, they've done an amazing job keeping a franchise fresh and entertaining for this many iterations, and not dragging out development on each. I think that's key in this day-in-age. Creative juice can go bad when left out for too long, to a certain degree, it's important to be realistic and just move forward, not overthinking and re-doing every thing. Ubi's done a killer job in just keeping their creations moving. I don't see many game companies doing that good a job and with that success rate. Ironically, they have sort of returned gaming to it's prime again, because back in the day, there weren't 5 year development cycles, each development team put out a new game every 6 months to a year.

It's also great to use large money-makers as a way of funding smaller artistic projects. The best of the best do this, and have done this throughout history. It's easy to either lose your soul and make only money-making projects, or go the other way and never make enough to keep afloat and have the ability to really let your creative endeavors take off. For anyone who says that an artist/developer to work in this way is selling out should go fuck themselves right now.

Too bad they were on the evil end of the DRM stick, other than that, I'm at a point where I feel like Ubi can do no wrong.
33  Media / General Games / Re: Favorite Game Genre BESIDES RPGs on: November 04, 2013, 03:04:26 PM
Adventure games... I probably play them more than RPGs these days (well, because practically all games are Adventure games, now days). Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, Metroid, etc. They typically have pretty much all the things I really love about RPGs, sometimes more. I love side scroller Metroidvania's too... without the "vania" (never was much into Gothic vampyre stuff). What can I say? I'm a Metroid super-freak.

Thanks Ninja, for killing my favorite series.
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zelda LttP 2 for 3DS on: November 04, 2013, 02:59:09 PM
I'm also digging that and the new Goron look since it looks to finally address the whole matter of whatever happened to the Gorons to make them non-existent in the earlier games.

I read that about 4 times, and I'm still really not following what you mean there.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: October 28, 2013, 03:03:23 PM
Eh, just tell yourself that monsters don't reproduce sexually and just pop up from the underworld, and you'll be fine.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: October 24, 2013, 11:39:56 PM
It makes me think about sexuality and character portrayal. Sexuality is a definite part of a character's persona, and I'm not opposed to see characters who aren't afraid to openly express that side of themselves. Obviously it titilates fans, but that's also precisely what the character would be going for... so that in itself isn't negative. Even though Lighning hasn't really flaunted her sexual side thus far, it's not hard to imagine her doing it. She's a powerful woman, and often powerful women (and men) use their sexuality to add to that power. Lightning gets a "okay to flaunt" pass from me. Now what I don't care for is when it totally goes against the rest of the character portrayal. Sarah, for instance, I wouldn't put it past her to be cute, but she's definitely no temptress, and putting her in more mature revealing clothing would make me a little upset.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The character naming thread on: October 24, 2013, 03:27:36 PM
Hmmm, it's an interesting question when faced with it. Who do you want to get called for the next 30 hours? I usually end up sitting with the cursor flashing for 10 minutes until something comes to mind. Maybe I'm lame, but I always try to come up with something cool sounding that I think fits the game world. Of course, there are times I totally fuck off: Cat Shit, Mr. T (or Mr. Shizzle), things like that.

Okay, now the question... what in gods name do you name the lead from FFV? I refuse to go by Butz or Bartz.
38  Media / The Soundroom / Planet Horizon covers on: October 24, 2013, 03:10:11 PM




What'll be the theme next year?
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Decided to give a computer RPG a try on: October 23, 2013, 09:16:23 PM
Xenogears kind of sucks.
Agreed. But only "kinda"
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Crazy Eel House music video! on: October 21, 2013, 08:46:20 PM
Eh, I'm hotter. First outfit makes me look kinda pudgy, though. Everyone in this current lineup is pretty hot. Our summer bass player looks like a goofy hobbit though.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Crazy Eel House music video! on: October 21, 2013, 02:40:43 PM

And that's not really our normal musical style, kind of a joke tune. We go in all different directions. All fiddle based, but that's about as close as it gets.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Crazy Eel House music video! on: October 21, 2013, 05:10:06 AM
Thought I'd share my latest work with everyone here. It's a music video I just finished producing with my band, Eel House, from a tune off our latest album. We shot it over a period of about 6 weeks with no small help from a number of local dancers and video assistants:

Eel House - Snakeskin

BTW: I'm the goofy dude at the piano. Oh, and don't ask how long it took me to create the player piano bit!
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: HELP ME! 3DS OR PSVITA OR PS3! on: October 15, 2013, 03:11:35 PM
PS3, all the way. Not sure why you're knocking it out, it's got a much bigger library than the others, and at this point, you can get the back catalog for really cheap. I had an XBox360 for most of this generation. When it finally red ringed, I reluctantly got a PS3, thinking there wouldn't be too many exclusives to warrant going back... I was wrong. It's just a brilliant system with a huge library. And it sounds like you don't even have a 360, so your possible catalog is going to be massive. And I've had a lot of great times with using it as a blueray player and computer video streamer.

I don't play handhelds much these days. I have a PSP and 3DS, and they get very little love. I just don't find the games quite as engaging with that footprint. I like to see them on a nice big screen and get sucked in. Handhelds just lend themselves too much to distractions, and I'm pretty ADD.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Leather Pants & Men's Fashion on: October 14, 2013, 06:10:59 AM
Well, "trends" are one thing, but I've never been much for them. What I'd like to do is have a good enough selection to build my own style, for the long term, seasonal fads be damned. Ever since late HS, I went against the grain, and built up my confidence with that. Yeah, I really feel bad for women, who are corralled into the latest fashion schemes, but there are other ways of building up a unique fashion sense without playing to the yearly craze. Do it for a while, and people will just know it as "you", and they'll respect you for neither playing to or playing against the latest trends. Maybe easier said than done, but I've witnessed people making it work.

Us guys... we almost don't have that option. I say "almost" though, because I've been able to play around A LITTLE BIT within the limited scope of acceptable modern day men's clothing options, but I do envy women for being able to play more.

That said, guys do have one advantage: we rarely struggle with finding the right sizes... if there are 1000 of the same type of pants, there's bound to be one in your size. Not so with women, who get a hundred racks of different clothing, all the same 5 sizes for the same body types. My girlfriend is 6ft with long legs... hell of a time finding the right sizes for clothing.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Leather Pants & Men's Fashion on: October 13, 2013, 04:43:40 PM
Got mine in the mail yesterday, bought them for a music video shoot. Man do they feel comfortable and look awesome, not tight but not baggy. My girlfriend won't stop gushing over them, either. I'm all for leather, I think it's about time leather came back into men's fashion. Not the creepy shit from the 80s, though.

This also brings me another point. I'm a dude, I'm straight, but I also dig fashion. It just about kills me to walk into the average clothing store and see their selection for women and men. The girls get all this huge experimental assortment of thousands of different styles of clothing. And men, a thousand types of plaid shirts and blue jeans. Men's fashion has just become a contest of trying to look as indifferent as possible. I can't fucking stand it! Why is it so bad to care about how you look and making an impact? Throughout history, men have typically had just as many interesting fashion selections as women, but that all stopped about 80 years ago. Now doubly so because everyone's worried about "looking gay". I think gay guys are being more honest with themselves about their fashion interest. I believe a lot of straight guys purposefully bury their interests in personal looks in attempt to distinguish themselves more from feminine culture. But since when did fashion become a female-centric thing? Not in other cultures, and not in other periods of western history. This is weird.

Sorry, </rant>
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