Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 04, 2015, 10:56:30 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Check out the latest RPG news!
360425 Posts in 14630 Topics by 2274 Members
Latest Member: DucretAlex
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 159
1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: Today at 05:03:59 AM
I think I just convinced atleast three people to buy Oreshika while it's on sale. On one hand I'm sorta proud because I still got it, but on the other I'm kind of worried because most of these people aren't nameless readers. I hope they like it! D:
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 03, 2015, 03:33:18 PM
Blah, according to the news this heatwave is going to last till Tuesday and tomorrow may very well be the hottest day of the year. It's 28C inside and there probably won't be much time to cool down during the night, which means it may very well go up to 30C tomorrow. My bedroom has already hit 35, so the floor of my study is starting to look very inviting.

Oh well, atleast there's a storm to look forward to tomorrow. I hope it'll be one with lotsa rain.


Do the Dutch not believe in A/C?  Or does it just not usually get hot enough to need one? 

In Indiana 28-35C (80-95F) is pretty much every day from late may until early september.

AC in homes considered a real luxery over here, because you'd need it a few weeks a year total on avarage. And I guess AC in itself is considered rather wasteful. You just have to suck it up and wait for the heat to pass. Normally I wouldn't complain, but with a heat wave this long there's no real chance to bring down the temperature inside with just strategic window opening/closing.

So much window opening/closing...

It's like one of those puzzles in games.

In my case I:
1. Open up doors and windows at 10PM.
2. Stay up until midnight so I can get most out of my balcony door.
3. Try to sleep and wake up around 5AM to close the windows and curtains on the east side.
4. Try to get some more sleep before my bedroom heats up again.
5. Close window (and curtain) on the west side before 10AM.
6. Loop back to 1.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 03, 2015, 02:58:32 PM
Blah, according to the news this heatwave is going to last till Tuesday and tomorrow may very well be the hottest day of the year. It's 28C inside and there probably won't be much time to cool down during the night, which means it may very well go up to 30C tomorrow. My bedroom has already hit 35, so the floor of my study is starting to look very inviting.

Oh well, atleast there's a storm to look forward to tomorrow. I hope it'll be one with lotsa rain.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 02, 2015, 04:39:39 PM
Wow. That thing is insane. It'll either be Zero Escape 3 or something equally Zero Escape-ish. (But please let it be Zero Escape 3!)
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: July 01, 2015, 03:23:46 PM
Looking for a recommendation again! Right now, there are two things going on for me:
1. Heat wave, which means I want to stay indoors and play games on a console. (Handhelds get uncomfortably warm in summer and my laptop isn't much better.)
2. I'm (sorta) playing Oreshika on my Vita and that has unusual/unfamiliar systems. I don't feel like playing another game that makes me learn new things. It's way too hot to learn new things.

So, what I want is a console game I can get into with an absolute minimum amount of adjusting. Looking at my 'to play' shelf, I figure these are my options:
Grandia Xtreme
Star Ocean 4
Sakura Wars ~So Long, My Love~
Blue Dragon
Enchanted Arms

Oh, and I'm just looking for reasons to play one of these games, they don't have to be good reasons. "Play Blue Dragon, because you need a reminder that Mistwalker never had much potential anyway" is good enough for me. 
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 01, 2015, 02:57:44 AM
Somewhat relevant: in an interview with Hideo Baba we talked about archetypes and I acked why it's always the 'old man' and never the 'old woman'. He had some trouble answering that one, but eventually said that most Japanese fantasy games are build around sets of tropes. Kind of like how many western fantasy stories draw from Lord of the Rings, Japanese fantasy stories have theirs as well (he didn't mention any and I didn't have the time to ask for examples). So you've got this set of tropes and 'old woman' isn't one of them. He said he thought many users would find it weird, because they expect the heroes to be young, especially the women.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria on: June 27, 2015, 02:35:09 AM
But J-rock pirate is the hero of the story. Does that mean she needs to love herself in order to thaw her frozen heart?

Hey, does anyone want to guess what 'the awful thing that happened is'? I kinda want to place my bet on 'sister died a tragic death' or maybe 'sister is in a coma'.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: June 26, 2015, 02:48:47 PM
1. Long Live the Queen
2. A Bird Story
3. Choice of the Deathless
4. Child of Light
5. The Sacred Tears TRUE
6. Reccetear
7. Fairune
8. Black Sigil
9. Summon Night: Twin Age
10. Time Hollow
11. Paper Mario
12. Touch Detective
13. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan
14. Atelier Shallie
15. Evoland
16. Adventure Bar Story
17. Mind Zero
18. Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman
19. Persona Q
20. Bravely Default
21. You Must Build a Boat

22. Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
For something with 'new' in the title this felt very old, nearly out-dated even. But I'd be lying if I said I hated it. I was in the mood for a dungeon-crawler and this was a dungeon-crawler.

23. Choice of Robots
This is one of those digital Choose Your Own Adventure type of books. Throughout my various playthroughs I conquered Alaska, had an unethical relationship with a journalist, lead a robot revolution, sorta created Skynet, made Chobits a reality, turned myself into a robot and much more. Time well spent.

24. Journal
Yay for unreliable narrators! I liked the presentation but I wouldn't have minded a little more interaction with the environment. The dev does get bonus points for including that bonus song that basically calls him a pretentious, beret wearing wannabe artist.

25. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Lovely locations and it was great how gameplay was used to tell the story and develop the characters, but... my hands hurt ;_; Apparently my hands are too small to use the shoulder buttons and analoge sticks (X360 controller) at the same time.

26. Skyborn
The original price of $15 was a little steep for a RPGmaker game with so few original assets and a length of 10 hours or so, but I bought it during the Steam sales and for that price it was nice, well put together snack.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: June 26, 2015, 12:57:41 PM
Hey, we all now that if adoption was up to the players, this is exactly what would happen.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria on: June 26, 2015, 01:41:41 AM
So we've got pirates, exploring and and upcoming ice-age? I like. I think I may actually be looking forward to this one (instead of the usual 'I'll play it when it's out').
11  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 24, 2015, 05:19:00 PM
Phew, the season finale of Cordon is over and I can stop breathe again! Seriously, I was holding my breath for like half the episode. Great finale with a great ending. They could have actually let this be the end of the series.

Code:
The correct placement of all the puzzle pieces is confirmed and there's a vaccine on the way.
Half of the main characters are dead or confirmed to be dying.
We've got the truth and the truth is horrible and pathetic.
It's a good -no, great!- ending if you're up for a raw 'the world sucks, but we'll learn to love living in it anyway' type of closure.

But, I guess many viewers don't just want the truth, they want justice.
I think that could be a good subject for the upcoming second season.
What does justice mean in this context anyway? When those responsible are dead or soon to be?
And what will happen when the walls finally come down?
 
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: June 24, 2015, 03:05:30 PM
Albino Tharja looks like she's going to murder me in my sleep ;_;

Quote
I do have to wonder what impact this has on the children since both the avatar and Zero have children units associated with them.

Adoption! :D

Well, that doesn't solve the stat issue, unless stats are now nurture instead of nature, but...

...

And now I'm imagining FE-parents adopting orphans based solely on their stats. Like, only 9 speed at L1/1? Worst pegasus knight ever. Enjoy not having parents, loser!
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: June 23, 2015, 02:09:56 PM
Maybe environments change depending on the time of day? Like, certain monsters can only be found at night, some sort of magical flower can only be gathered at dusk and so on.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria on: June 23, 2015, 10:41:37 AM
Namco Bandai says we can't call Bandai Namco Namco Bandai anymore, so Namcobanda Island isn't going to work :(

Quote
Her 'backstory' is apparently she was wonderfully cheerful till "the accident" happened.  Hopefully Tales magic wields itself to make her more fun loving as the game goes on; too many starring females got this "ice princess" thing going on.

Yeah, it sucks they started seeing ice princess as a synonym for strong female character. I'd rather have a female pirate Yuri, someone who looks like she's actually enjoying herself despite looking kinda darkish.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: June 23, 2015, 04:41:59 AM
There's a slag in the background.

Reusing enemies for games that all take place in the same world? Fine. That makes sense. Reusing enemies for a new trilogy? Pathetic.

Workshop screenshot:


The game is looking a little bland and lifeless, but I assume they'll polish it.

Sophie looks nice and has a bit of tomboy scholar thing going on. Must be the coat. I wonder why her skirt is shorter in the game, it has a good length in the artwork.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 159


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!