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1576  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Did FFVII ruin RPGs on: December 22, 2008, 02:51:01 AM
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but the quality seems to be declining to me because of the focus on cut scenes.  i just wish every RPG had a wold map that i could explore and find optional dungeons, towns, and then a great storyline on top of it all.  any game with a map that i just click on locations seems like it should be out dated, not the other way around.  we have went from openness and exploration.  to being closed in by a 2d map.

Isn't having a worldmap at all an outdated idea? Wouldn't it be much more modern, immersive and realistic to tie area's together with other area's?

There are games that do really well without a worldmap or with a select&click worldmap. I can't imagine traveling the same route every day in Persona games. That would be very boring. Selecting and clicking is much easier.

Just because a worldmap was fun in one game doesn't mean it will be fun in other games too. Unless every game is carbon copy of the one that came before it... Go play Tales games.
1577  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Did FFVII ruin RPGs on: December 21, 2008, 11:49:06 AM
Final Fantasy VII ruined gamers. That game gave birth to a horde of fanboys. Fanboys that can't appreciate a game that is not Final Fantasy VII.

There are still plenty of RPG's with worldmaps and all that, Final Fantasy VII fans just prefer to ignore them because they like to think their favorite game changed the genre.
1578  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: December 19, 2008, 08:47:55 AM
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn - Geoffrey is a fucktard who should stop re-enacting the Charge of the Light Brigade whenever I'm trying to get BXP. Wrong Crimean War, idiot!

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin - got an S rank on chapter 25 the first time I tried, but the final chapter is giving me a lot of trouble. I fail as a tactician :(

Tetris Party - Got 338th place in the first part of the december tournament! Not bad for someone who only plays a few hours a week. Now I have to master Levelclimber, because I do want those 1200 Wii-points...
1579  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most spoiled bitch ever? on: December 18, 2008, 02:40:10 PM
Well, the show was shown on a government funded channel (like the British have their BBC's, we have Nederland 1, 2 and 3), not a commercial one. It was cool because it showed people from different backgrounds being respectful and open-minded towards eachother in a very sincere way. For instance, one episode futured a boy from a muslim background and a gay teen. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, right? No like that happened.The gay guy and the father of the muslim family actually had an intelligent discussion at the dinner table about their values and differences. They didn't agree, but there was no yelling or screaming, no name calling. The father admitted it was hard for him to accept and understand homosexuality, but that he could see he was a good kid.

Commercial TV is different, because they (think they) need sensationalism. That's why you see parents acting like idiots. What's even scarier is that some kids are completely brainwashed, like that Alicia. On one hand it's entertainment, but on the other hand it's so obvious her parents ruined her and that her life is going to suck a few years from now. The girl can't even write "America" or read words like "crutch"! Her dad basically told her she's nothing but a pretty face. I feel sorry for her. She's more like a programmed doll than a person.

1580  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most spoiled bitch ever? on: December 18, 2008, 01:23:59 PM
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Sounds like a nasty exploitative show.  That's what gets ratings. 

I've seen a few episodes of Wife Swap and they really pick the extremes so the viewers have something to stare at in disbelief. It favors drama over a voice of reason. However, it still isn't as bad as some of the other shows I've seen. The parents on the show do get to say something about why they raise their children the way they do. Do you hear something intelligent once in a while.

The episode with the :D girl is on youtube and I've posted a link in this topic. The people on the show have serious issues, but it's kinda cool to see parents admit they aren't perfect and other parents have good ideas as well. The father of the Boss family. His 6-year-old daughter wanted to enter a pageant and he wouldn't let her at first. However, the woman from the other family was in charge and she let her compete. The girl had a great time and the father admitted it was a good experience, because she had fun and it showed everyone it's okay to be a tomboy and have a girly side as well.

BTW In the Netherlands there is a similar show, only with teenagers and it's actually very good. It about experiencing other cultures, putting yourself in someone else's shoes and it tries to help people meet somewhere in the middle.
1581  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most spoiled bitch ever? on: December 18, 2008, 10:01:12 AM
Wife Swap is a TV series were moms swap places for two weeks. The first week they follow the rules of the household and the next week they are allowed to make their own rules.
1582  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most spoiled bitch ever? on: December 18, 2008, 09:20:03 AM
Not if you get expensive stuff for the real Christmas, I guess.

Here's the first part of the Wife Swap episode, links to the other parts can be found in the related videos list. (The blonde girls costs her parents atleast 100.000 a year, but the other family's girl is scary too; she likes to dissect animals)
1583  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most spoiled bitch ever? on: December 17, 2008, 04:18:14 PM
Her face is a constant :D

1584  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Would you name your kid Hitler? on: December 17, 2008, 05:21:16 AM
I could understand naming your kid Dolf because you like the name, but that poor kid's middlename is Hitler. Yep, future punching bag. I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes all fucked up and does something horrible.

BTW I'm surprised he was allowed to call his son Adolf Hitler. In the Netherlands there are strict laws to prevent things like this happening.
1585  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Is the world ready for some hot android action? Maybe. on: December 16, 2008, 02:41:45 AM
In the name of science!



I wonder if he'll dress her up as KOSMOS next time.
1586  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Is the world ready for some hot android action? Maybe. on: December 15, 2008, 01:30:45 PM
He did. He actually took it to a convention or two and dressed it up as a chobit/maid.
1587  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG's you'd like to see re-released on: December 15, 2008, 02:57:30 AM
Wasn't that a Europe only thing? Anyway, it is available in English and the PSP is region free, so you can play it if you want to. Tales of Eternia is fairly cheap in Europe (often even budgetbin cheap), so it shouldn't be very expensive to import.
1588  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: December 13, 2008, 11:29:48 AM
I was playing Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, but then my brother decided he needed the TV (I think he wanted to watch Nickelodeon or something) and the PSP. So I retrieved the DS from his room and continued my Advance Wars: Days of Ruin single player campaign I had started on the day I went to Nintendo HQ to play Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. I think my life revolves around turn-based strategy games...

And the sad thing is, I can't even play chess. Maybe I should buy Wii Chess and learn how to play it...

1589  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Just when you think Japan can't surprise you anymore... on: December 13, 2008, 11:20:36 AM
Creating a companion that behaves exactly like you want it to behave. It eliminates social failures. It's like interacting with a fantasy.
1590  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Just when you think Japan can't surprise you anymore... on: December 13, 2008, 08:44:44 AM
Oh yeah, project Aiko. I saw pictures of it/her dressed up like a Chobit. In a maid costume.
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