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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Any NFL fans on here?! on: September 30, 2009, 08:44:17 AM
Ah the other side.  How you like it out there?  I was just to the Jersey shore a few weeks back for a much needed vacation.  We pretty much rode down the whole way then til we hit Ocean City down in maryland.  Lots of fun, when it wasn't raining.

Good to see you're still around here!
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The (Unofficial) RPGFan chatroom on: September 30, 2009, 08:38:05 AM
I hate Eusis like I hate Fallout(which is to say I love him like grilled cheese sandwiches), but mostly cause he's taller than me!  Plus I'm getting old... I think I'm shrinking. 

I miss the wonderful craziness of #rpgfan circa 2001, when everyone and there mother was either there or playing Phantasy Star Online hehe. I'd still show up there more if I could, but times not my friend... hooray 16 hour workdays. =p
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Any NFL fans on here?! on: September 29, 2009, 09:10:34 AM
You're in Pennsylvania now Din?  My back yard!  Be careful about lecturing an Eagles fan though, they're not good people.  It's ok to hate on Vick though. Everyone but the media and his die hard fans can't stand the guy.

The NFL kind of died a little for me over the passed few years. Thank god there's college ball!
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The (Unofficial) RPGFan chatroom on: September 29, 2009, 09:03:19 AM
There used to be much Douchebaggery in there... 8-10 years ago.  I still jump in there from time to time, but it's usually at some ungodly hour and nobodies there/talking.

On a side note, I still hate you all! Except Galactic, that guy is awesome! =P
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 3 on: November 10, 2008, 01:06:07 PM
Nothing quite like being in a huge firefight trapped between raiders on one side and super mutants the other, and killing them all. 

All the while Dixie whistling over your pip boy.

6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout 3 on: November 08, 2008, 09:50:35 PM
I've preached Fallout goodness since forever, it feels like now.  I've been waiting for this, for SO long, and of course when it came out I was swamped with work and barely have played it.

I was going to write a longwinded rant over how much crap Ive seen in print about the game.  I'll pass though, anyone whos played it and hasnt formed their opinion before playing the game knows.  It's good, Fallout good.

In fact during my first real in depth time with the game, I'll share a little something.

I'm half deaf, and have been since I was 3, I'm slowly going closer to full then half too and I imagine I have a few good years of decent hearing left.  I was maybe an hour in, and just about to see the wasteland for the first time.  At this point I didn't know there was an in game radio (was just messing around and forgot most of what I'd read in the manual) so I had my stereo on and was just listening to some classic rock station.  As I approached the little door that led me out into the wasteland the first time, After the gold rush by Neil Young started.  It just fit... perfectly to the next moments of the game, and just ingrained itself.

I moved down the deserted road into a burned out little town as the second verse started, I just got this overwhelming sense of sadness, how bleak it was.  Depressing, and amazing at the same time.  I think this will stay with me, and be one of the things I remember looking back at this game 10 years from now.

Some of the things I've seen in the game, are subtle but powerful, and it's pretty sad when some people who powered through the game then spout out about how bad it sucked and was soooo linear compared to the old games will never see these little things that make you really think.

Oh and on another note, I think most of these guys are tagging big guns or energy weapons and speech/science then just plowing through the game.  probably the same build good and then evil ways.

Sneak, Unarmed, Explosives.  Let the fun ensue! >:)

ps, I apologize for the small wall of text.  this is fallout however, those that know me know this is something I pop out of the woodwork for.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: March 07, 2008, 06:32:56 AM
I picked up Final Fantasy XII the other day, and enjoying it very much.  Funny thing, first FF I could say that about since Tactics.

Just finished the Rathwall tomb, and I'm convinced that they need to stop the story now and get Basch a hamburger.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Top 3 most difficult RPG's on: October 09, 2007, 07:06:12 AM
The sand cave in Beyond the Beyond was evil.  Took me like 20 tries to make it through without falling through a hole and having to start over.

If the encounter rate had been lower, the combat system not been about mashing buttons to get crits, and the characters had not gone into convulsions every time they spoke, it would've been a fair to decent game.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Top 3 most difficult RPG's on: October 07, 2007, 10:17:33 AM
In Record of Lodoss War, level means very little, next to nothing really.  All that matters is what ancients you inscribe on your gear.  I spent hours running around mining, just killing what I absolutely had to.

For me the hardest rpg's were:

1. Dragon Warrior 2 - Cave to Rhone will beat yo' ass.  Not to mention the whole 'hey i found the ship, now where the hell do I go?' fiasco.

2.  Phantasy Star 2 - I  got this the day it came out... it came with a handy dandy strategy guide, with maps of every dungeon.  Didn't matter, by the time you start working on the dams you realize this games going to challenge you in basically every battle.

3. Final Fantasy Tactics - as mentioned before that 3 part battle at Riovanes or however it was spelled stunk if you didnt know it was coming, and if you had no characters that were exceptionally fast, you could lose the final battle there everytime without even getting a turn because the character you're supposed to save gets killed before you get a turn.   ....not to mention some of the random battles could be way WAY harder then any story battle in the game.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / The video game difficulty discussion on: October 05, 2007, 02:33:35 AM
I was about to write almost the exact same thing as you Tomara, hehe.  I usually play on normal as well, and was going to bring up Valkyrie Profile as an exception due to the endings.  In my opinion 'Normal' should be the difficulty the designers wanted the game to have.(some developers recently have been changing it so that the 'true' ending is only available by beating it on Hard.

Hard mode should be a bonus challenge with bonus rewards, not a requirement to see the real story.  Normal mode should be the real story, let Hard have funny outtakes or something.

That said, I do enjoy a few games on their hardest setting.  I found Halo: Combat Evolved on legendary to be one of the best challenges in recent years(plus it did the out take thing), Halo 2 seemed easier to me, and Halo 3 I've not done on legendary yet.

In general I can handle genuine difficulty but would rather play the game more relaxed normally, but when its cheap difficulty due to crappy controls/bad camera etc.  I'd just as soon turn it off.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Game Journal #9999 on: October 04, 2007, 04:03:53 AM
Broke out the Saturn yesterday, and have been playing Panzer Dragoon Saga a bit, but that got pushed aside wwhen I got the urge to blow through Keio Yugekitai again.  After I beat PDS, I might work through Shining Force 3 again, been a while.

I lub my Saturn.

As for games made this millenium,  I'm slowly making my way through Bioshock after finally beating Resident Evil 0.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Elemental Gimmick Gear, anyone ? on: October 03, 2007, 07:16:37 AM
I think the biggest problem with EGG's gameplay is your main attack, a punch, has pretty pisspoor range resulting in you getting smacked... a lot.  You eventually pick up a few weapons with some range, but they won't replace your main attack.  There was a game on the SNES with a similar problem, called Lagoon.  The character there had a sword with the range of pocketknife.

On the positive side, it had some nice graphics(barring the craptastic 3D boss battles) and a decently interesting setting.

Problem was, you'll like what you see, and probably want to see how it pans out, but getting there becomes such a chore you lose interest.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Game Journal #666 on: September 30, 2007, 04:56:03 AM
Beat Halo 3 yesterday, starting it on Legendary now.  

Going to start Bioshock next, and I really want to give Oblivion a shot, I keep starting it, but never really happy with how I start and end up shelving it for a while.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Halo 3 Spoiled! on: September 23, 2007, 01:10:26 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Bungie 'leaked' a bogus ending.

The 25th(my birthday actually hehe) comes and goes and people see the ending then Bungie says 'haha suckers'.

That said, I'm still avoiding any and all Halo info right now, just in case some jerk slips in spoilers in a random thing.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Turbo CD games to hit VC - YS BITCHES on: September 14, 2007, 08:45:21 PM
Bonk 3's pretty good, get Air Zonk too...  one things for sure, an amazing library of shooters is available if they want them.  Blazing Lazers and Soldier Blade alone crush anything outside of the Saturn's stuff.
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