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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 14, 2014, 04:50:05 AM
I bought this silly little puzzle game called Tappingo in the 3DS eShop and now I'm hooked. The idea is that you colour in a pixel picture using lines of certain lengths. Let's say a green line needs to be four squares long, but if there's nothing ito stop it, it'll just keep going. That's not good, so you have create a little obstacle for it with another line. It's a simple mechanic and the puzzles are quite easy when you get the hang of it, but it's so zen!

I bought the game a couple of days ago and have less than 15 unsolved puzzles left (there are a little over a hundred in total) :(

Worth the 2 I paid, in any case.
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 13, 2014, 02:13:12 AM
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Fucking jellyfish... freaks of nature.

Ever since Princess Jellyfish, I think jellyfish are awesome, and I must have crocheted 100+ of them now, because they're one of our popular products. Yay for jellyfish :D

(As long as I don't have to go anywhere near where they can sting me.)
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 12, 2014, 04:11:04 PM
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Vesperia - "Only one cube, measuring 14 by 14 by 14 feet, was actually built, with only one working door that could actually support the weight of the actors. The color of the room was changed by sliding panels."

Wait. Cube? I love that movie!

(But I think the quote/description fits Xillia better, what with its box canyons and fastfood chain-like Sea Havens
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19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Evolution 2014 on: July 10, 2014, 04:04:08 AM
Yeah, it's like Nintendo leveled up 10 times in a row and put all the points towards common sense and marketing... Well, good for them and the players. I know people who've played the game competively for 10+ years, this is a big step forward for them.
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: July 10, 2014, 03:55:51 AM
I generally like Fujishima's designs. You might say they're bland but they're easily recognisable. Never been a fan of Inomata, though. Her girls look anorexic and she goes way overboard with the ribbons and other fancy stuff. Oh, and the clashing colours! There are times when I wonder if she's colourblind... I think Leia and Rowen are some of the rare designs I actually do like.
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: July 10, 2014, 03:35:49 AM
Ugh, Oranje showed me again why I don't have the patience to watch sports. Stupid, clumsy, back and forth... I would have liked to see the Netherlands go on to the finals, but they didn't really deserve a win the way they we're playing.

Rooting for the neighbours now. Go Germany!

As for the losers' match, if I were them I would go all out. I think the host needs a kick in the ass to get its priorities straight. Not even making the top 3 might teach them a lesson.
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good Game For When You're Sick? on: July 09, 2014, 05:45:38 PM
The last game I played when I was sick was... Final Fantasy Tactics?

I make poor life choices, I know.

I actually rarely feel like gaming when the flu got a critical hit in. Stupid anime, that's something I'd go for. Or maybe a movie. But if I suddenly caught a bug now, I'd probably hook my laptop up to my TV and play short indie RPG's like Breath of Death VII.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2014 on: July 09, 2014, 05:41:09 PM
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

New:
18. Picross e4 (it's Picross)
19. Crystal Warriors (it's retro strategic fun)
20. To the Moon (it's something that made me cry)
21. The Banner Saga (it's beautifully depressing)
22. Game Dev Tycoon (it's alternate videogame history)
23. Gone Home (it's an experience)
24. Bastion (it's as good as I was told)
24  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: July 09, 2014, 09:12:39 AM
She doesn't really look like the playable character type, but if she is and it turns out she's older than 25 (it looks like she's in her late twenties/early thirties), good for Namco Bandai!

But that would contradict some of the things Hideo Baba said in that interview I had with him last month, so yeah, I'm betting she's more like a blue Legretta.

Oh, and other predictions: not a badguy. More like a rebel leader type. There might be some confrontations between her and the heroes, but ultimately she's on their side. Oh, and I bet she'll die a dramatic death. That will really kick the princess knight into gear and the badguy's ass will be kicked extra hard.
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: July 09, 2014, 08:46:06 AM
It probably will be. I wonder what kind of effect Germany winning their match will have on the Dutch team. If Oranje could win this world cup by beating Germany, that'd be absolutely fantastic. But, well, they have to get to the finals first. Will they be more cautious, not wanting to give away even a single chance to score? Our will Argentine simply be an obstacle waiting to be crushed, like the teams in the group phase?

(Meanwhile, I'm feeling really bad for the people of the fair in the next town over. Today is the grand opening and it's usually the most important day of the year for that small town. But today it's rainy and there's the match later this evening. Those poor people are not going to earn even a dime at this rate :( )
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: BEST game you bought on a WHIM and LOVED <3 on: July 07, 2014, 05:56:46 PM
I think that being the local sacrifice is actually a great way to try new things. For instance, I didn't expect much from Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes because my editor-in-chief only gave me 1/2 page for the review and the cover reminded me of bad manga-wannabe comics, but it turned out to be absolutely awesome. If hadn't gotten that review copy, I might not have played it until much later, like after all the positive reviews came in a the game was on the bottom of the bargain bin.

Bleach: The Blade of Fate was another game that was surprisingly good. Sure, I knew there was a good developer behind it, but even the good ones screw up and it's not like developers generally aim for high marks when making an anime/manga game.

Oh, and The Guided Fate Paradox! That one looked so annoyingly stupid what with the maid angels and other otaku bullshit, but I had so much fun with that one. Some of the stories were surprisingly clever as well.

Anyway, I just remembered something: the game that got me into RPGs in the first place was bought on a whim. My aunt and her family were on vacation and the toystore in the local town had some Super Nintendo games on sale. They ended up buying Mystic Quest and F-zero because those were the cheapest. F-zero was fun, of couse, but Mystic Quest just baffled my cousin and I. She wasn't much of reader yet and both of us had very little experience with the English language in the first place. Sure, we heard some words being spoken on tv, but it's different when you have to read them. Like, what's the difference between 'three' and 'tree'? It took a dictionary, many afternoons and lots of patience but we eventually figured out the menu's and had a basic idea of what the story was about. I loved it and wanted more games like that, my cousin went back to platformers. She still likes those, by the way. Plays them together with her young sons. 
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: BEST game you bought on a WHIM and LOVED <3 on: July 07, 2014, 12:38:11 PM
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I remember at E3 2012, one of my colleagues brought a copy of Brooktown High for PSP she'd scored in a bargain bin for, like, 3 bucks on a whim.  A couple of us had WAAAY too much fun playing it.   And later on I found it in a bargain bin for $3.  That game is friggin' addictive.  One of my real life/non-RPGFan friends said he was addicted for a week straight. 

Something similar happened to me with My Sims Kingdom for the Wii. It was a reviewcopy, not a bargain bin game, but the main reason it went to me was because I had a Wii and that game wasn't whatever shooter was popular back in 2008. I had no expectations and everyone else thought it was going to be a shitty kids game. I played several hours and got really into it. It was simple, but addictive and had a good sense of humour (you can totally kick an emo). My brother saw me playing and wanted to try, too. My sister soon followed. We - three adults! - actually argued who could play next.
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: BEST game you bought on a WHIM and LOVED <3 on: July 07, 2014, 05:52:24 AM
Terranigma - It looked like a RPG and it was cheap. 25 guilders ($10 at the time) was still a fairly big risk for a teen my age, but I'm a decent gambler :D

Vandal Hearts - Bought it for the same reasons as Terranigma. As it was my first SRPG I didn't really get it at first. I actually nearly sold it to a young videogame journalist (who is now a very respected colleague), but things happened and it didn't really work out. I gave the game another shot, things clicked and Vandal Hearts proved to be a perfect gateway game to the genre. Now I binge play Fire Emblem on harder difficulty settings. Thanks, Vandal Hearts!

Bust-a-Move 4 - I needed a cheap game to get the maximum discount during a sale. Took it with me when I went to visit friends and it became a thing. Even now, start humming the Tam Tam theme and everyone will join in. It will not stop. 

Also, I bought Mass Effect for my brother on a whim (he wanted some racing game for Christmas, but it was cheap and there was enough left for another game: a used Mass Effect) and he loved it. Hadn't even played the game myself back then, just thought it was something he might like since he was into stuff like Bioshock and Deus Ex (which my sister got for him because it was like 2 and she's the type that buys people cheap gifts on a whim).
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 07, 2014, 03:23:39 AM
Learned something new: if you use a somewhat male avatar but feminine username, people will assume you are male. If you make a few observations about why fangirls love characters like Loki and then jokingly add you don't understand women, they will assume you're a fedore wearing man who wants to complain about being friendzoned. You will be attacked by white knights. There will be a heated discussion about if your statement was fucked up or not. Also, that discussion will drop dead the moment you mention you're a woman.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 03, 2014, 03:39:57 AM
Blasted my way to rank 15 in Hearthstone last night. Should be atleast 12 by the end of the week and hopefully I'll be able to get to something lower than 10 this time.

Also, I've saved up a little over 1600 dust now. Should I make a nice legendary like Ysera or Ragnaros? Or maybe just one or two cool epics and save the rest for later?
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