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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2014 on: July 27, 2014, 05:37:26 AM
1. Disgaea 4
2. The Guided Fate Paradox
3. Puzzle Quest 2
4. Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
5. Ys: Memories of Celceta
6. Danganronpa
7. Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God
8. Atelier Escha & Logy
9. The Starship Damrey
10. Attack of the Friday Monsters!
11. The Witch and the Hundred Knight
12. Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call
13. Lost Odyssey
14. Wakedas
15. Magical Starsign
16. Etrian Odyssey Untold
17. Mugen Souls Z
18. Picross e4 (it's Picross)
19. Crystal Warriors
20. To the Moon
21. The Banner Saga
22. Game Dev Tycoon
23. Gone Home
24. Bastion

New:
25. Breath of Death VII (Lita is, like, two references in one. Amazing!)
26. Cthulhu Saves the World (There's a lot to like, but I wouldn't mind having some shorter dungeons despite the random encounter limit.)
27. Ys Book I (I'm ashamed I didn't play this earlier)
28. Ys Book II (See, grinding against things doesn't have to be dirty! Well, it will still be dirty if you don't switch the blood off, but it's a different kind of dirty, you know?)
29. Tappingo (It's a cheap but fun little puzzle game. What's not to like?)
30. Millennium: A New Hope (Good start, aside from the missable items bullshit. Will probably buy one or two more episodes this year)
31. Penny Arcade Episode 3 (Perhaps I should have played the first two first, but those weren't on sale. Besides, I was in a mood for faux retro anyway)
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 25, 2014, 11:00:46 AM
Yes, six passangers were on their way to the National AIDS Conference. Among them was Joep Lange.

Most of the news here has been about the Dutch passengers and about the identification proces of all victims. It was weird seeing the coffins loaded up into trucks and planes, especially when they said one such coffin could contain the remains of more than just one person.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: July 25, 2014, 03:23:44 AM
The curls are really cute, but I'd have prefered it if they were a little les... anime.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 24, 2014, 03:13:10 AM
And here I thought Zombie Batman was weird... Is the Dark Knight the new Hello Kitty?
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 23, 2014, 05:18:15 PM
Crazy neighbour is screaming again. The door my my balcony is still open, but if I close it now, he'll see me.

Edit: from his ramblings I gathered this: he apparantly took a bet (some street game?) and the people he was playing against let him win the first few times (of course). Then he lost €20. So he called 112 (our 911), who did not appreciate being called for something like that. So he called again. Eleven times total. And now he's angry and the whole world needs to die.

I feel kinda bad for him. I mean, it's obvious he's not 100% functional and he's having a hard time. On the other hand, he scares the shit out of me!
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 23, 2014, 08:16:30 AM
Finally was able to log in to Hearthstone and check out the new content!

The bosses were fun and I liked the rewards, but... It's not that much to it. I already cleared the first wing (including the extra challenges, if anyone wants deck suggestions, let me know). I had been planning on paying actual money for this, but I think I'll stick to saving up gold...
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Sunrider: First Arrival on: July 23, 2014, 05:00:04 AM
Hey, nowadays free betas/super long demos are not something I take for granted. Plenty of developers out there who charge people $20+ to get early access. I'd much rather check the game out for free and decide if I want to buy it or not after the full product is actually available.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Sunrider: First Arrival on: July 22, 2014, 03:53:20 PM
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Reminds me of the stuff we have where I work where it's programmed so atrociously, it needs 6 linked graphic cards to render 2D.

I'm actually kind of worried my laptop will have trouble running this game.

Oh well, it's free. Worst case scenario it'll cost me a minute or two to uninstall it.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 22, 2014, 09:51:03 AM
The best thing about Dawn of the New World is the small Tenebrae plush that came with my review copy (Namco Bandai's attempt at bribery?). Supposedly it's very rare (can't even find a picture of it online) and it makes Tales fans jealous. It. Is. Awesome.

What's not so awesome, is the fact that Millennium: A New Hope has so many missable items. Yes, please do make the only key that can open locked doors available for only a short window of time in a hidden store, players will love that!
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 22, 2014, 03:07:37 AM
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One of my biggest unfounded fears is someone breaking into my place and stealing my gaming crap. I know I would never get half of the merchandise I've collected back. On that point, I think it takes a for real scum-bag to steal someones personal  goods. There are a great many moral lows man can reach, but stealing another mans personal belongings is something I REALLY detest and can't understand. There are a number of other immoral, illegal ways to go out and make money that does not directly hurt and violate another innocent human being. People can really suck alright.

I have nightmares about someone breaking in quite often, especially after the incident with crazy neighbour :/

I've told this story here before, but my sister actually had something stolen from her right from her room. She had invited some friends over. Atleast, she thought all of them were friends. One of them stole her mobile phone, mistaking it for a model that was actually worth something. (Note: they were all around 14 years old) In her case it all worked out. The guy was an idiot, so it wasn't hard to figure out he was the culprit. He had already caused some minor trouble in town and showed all the signs of going further down hill, so the police took the case quite seriously. Two months later my sis had her phone back. (And now, many years later, that guy takes it up the butt for cash at shady parties.)
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 19, 2014, 02:46:34 AM

Edit: I'm not up on Disgaea. What is that thing next to my name? What the heck am I? Kind of looks like one of those bull skulls you run into in the middle of the New Mexico desert. Not that I've ever been there.

A Reaper, which is -dundundun- a reaper-like monster with high magic and attack stacks. They're also good at destroying the enemy's SP.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 17, 2014, 02:43:20 AM
If my theory is correct, they visited the small war museum in the town they were headed to (not much else to do there, really), which is run by my old neighbour. I got many of the stories I know from him :D

(The other theory is that they just like walking, but if you come all the way to the Netherlands to walk, you're not going to be walking here. You'd enter the Four Day March in Nijmegen, which is held this week. Plus, they weren't equipped like long distance walkers anyway, which means the walking was more of a recreational thing. Like, get on the bus and get out several stops in advance to admire some scenery. Or maybe just walk from one town to the next. That's doable without water, even in our summer weather. Guessing from the direction they we're coming from and mentioning they're both wrong when I pointed them in the right direction, they're probably staying in Z., a town in walking distance of several other small towns and villages.)

...

(Instead of Sherlocking them I should just ask my dad if he's heard about any Canadians visiting. News like that travels like wildfire. Funny. The internet lets us talk to people on the other side of the world instantly, but seeing an actual live foreigner up close is still something amazing.)
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 16, 2014, 09:54:02 AM
Something amazing happened today! I was waiting at the bus stop and two Canadian women asked for directions. They may be the very first Canadians to visit these parts since 1945 (this is an exageration... or is it?)! :D I wonder why they're here... Wait, could they be the grandchildren of soldiers who liberated these towns? Have they come to visit the museum and memorials? That'd make sense. Not many other reasons to visit. Damnit, I should have asked! Too bad my bus arrived right after I gave them directions...

Man, I feel like a NPC now. Just standing there, showing descendants of legendary heroes the way to the next (and better) town.

Somewhat related: I went shopping in Doetinchem, a fairly small city of which the centre that was practically bombed to ruins in the last stretch of the war. Not by Germans, but by the Britts who mistook it for the German city of Isselburgh... 200 people died because of that fuck up. They even covered up, reported it had actually been an attack on Anholt, a German town near the border. The city looks like any other now, but you'll find many monuments and memorials if you know where to look.

The small town I lived in wasn't hit that hard, but the Germans did decide to go out with a bang when the Canadians were on their way. They had a lot of ammunition stored nearby, shoved it all into the community building farmers used for storage and the like, and blew the whole thing up. Germany soldiers didn't even warn the people living next to it. Six townspeople died, three of them children, mere hours before the town was liberated.

Damnit, now I'm all sad. I'm glad they teach some local history like this in our schools, though.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Aurian's Dragons on: July 15, 2014, 02:36:06 PM
If you lived a little closer by, I'd kidnap you and make you part of our awesome geeky crafts club. Don't worry, it's great! We drink tea and make terrible puns :D

But seriously, those dragons are adorable! I especially love the one with the cookie.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 15, 2014, 03:05:33 AM
(Yay, I destroy things with magic! :D

To me, Dice will always be the dedicated healer. She had that Estelle avatar for the longest time and when she was in Final Fantasy, she was that potions chugging white mage. So, if I'm going to put RPGfan members in the next Disgaea game, Dice is going to heal things with magic.)

Meanwhile, I'm playing Ys Book II (PC), in which I also destroy things with magic. It's weird how this game is so modern and absolutely retro at the same time. Of course there's the bump mechanic, which seems to be designed by someone who thought programming an attack button was hard. But it's so fun and fluid! And then there's the dungeons. They're old school maze-like with a lot of similar rooms and corridors, but they're also filled with events, even compared to many modern games.

@ indie thing: nowadays I just seperate games into 'small', 'big' and 'triple A'. Most indie games and lots of retro games are small. I'm really into small games right now, that's why I'm playing things like old Ys and Cthulhu Saves the World. Some of these small games have a big impact on the player, others are just fun diversions. You can buy these games for less than 15 and you'll probably finish them in less than 10 hours, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Big games are the avarage console/handheld/pc games, the type you'd pay 40-50 for if you buy them soon after they're released. These games are fancier, featuring more cutscenes, better graphics or simply a ton more content. Triple A is simply triple A: big games with really big budgets. I'll grab the rare AAA-title I'm interested when it drops down to 20. Which is like 6 months after release. Sure, the publisher would prefer it if I pre-ordered the hell out of it, but if they're going to print a bazillion copies anyway, I'm going to wait a while and let capitalism work in my favour.
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