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1621  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / My own brother disgusts me on: February 10, 2009, 06:13:30 AM
Don't get me wrong, we get along quite well most of the time, but he can be so disgusting. Not farting at the table type of disgusting disgusting, but he's fat, smells like sweat and beer and talks as if he's proud of it!

Yesterday we were all sitting around the table and we were talking about things like odd jobs, how we spend our extra cash etc. My sister does some promotion work in the weekends and my brother commented he made a lot more money at her age. She replied she didn't need a lot of money to do the things she likes. Then my brother said "Yeah, you don't go out much. I have a very active social life and spend €400 a month on booze alone!"

It didn't stop there. My sister and I told him that's unhealthy and a waste of money. As a rebuttal he proudly exclaimed he's considered an alcoholic by some standards. He also said that we're all going to die eventually. To which I replied: "And you'll be the first one to go."

He didn't get mad, instead he started making fun of my social life. I went upstairs soon after, not wanting a confrontation. 

It's not just his drinking that disgusts me. He's also very fat. If I had to estimate his weight, I'd say he's around 250 pounds. He's starting to have a hard time fitting into XXL sized clothing. He eats unhealthy, snacks a lot. Sometimes he skips dinner saying the bratwurst contains to much fat. Which I kinda true, it's not something you want to eat when you're trying to lose weight. But do you know what he replaced the lost meal with? A salami pizza from the freezer. A 1000 kcal salt bomb!

He's not stupid. He is an assistant accountant, studying to become a fullfledged one. Maybe he is in denial. Everytime someone tries to say something about his lifestyle he starts verbally attacking that person. My mom could probably reason with him, but she doesn't. He isn't fat, he's just big boned. Yeah, right.

It annoys me, it disgusts me, but it also worries me.

I don't know what I want with this topic. Advice would be welcome. I guess I just wanted to tell this to someone who might listen.
1622  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Growlanser PSP - Website Open on: February 07, 2009, 01:13:28 PM
Europe got Heritage of War. Europe. That makes me think the chances of the US getting Growlanser PSP aren't that slim...
1623  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The RPGFan E-Penis Thread on: February 07, 2009, 01:02:24 PM
4 days, 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Not I really spend that much time here. I leave windows open for multiple forums, even when I'm working. Yay for working at home?
1624  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Are you overwhelmed by your backlog? on: February 03, 2009, 12:14:19 PM
I remember when money was a bigger problem then time. I don't know what's worse, not being able to buy the games you like or not being able to play the games you bought...
1625  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suggestions for American RPG's? on: February 02, 2009, 03:31:40 AM
"He acts as an innkeeper and armor salesman and is the one who gives you the bazooka, of all things. He's also a living cameo, so he asks you if you've heard of his adventures fighting Zeromus and becoming a paladin (I find it funnier if you pretend you don't)."

Was that in the European version? We didn't get Final Fantasy IV until the end of the 32/64-bit era. We did get Secret of Evermore and it was great fun, because of the boss battles and some awesome settings. We also got Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, which isn't too bad when you're like 8 years old. It had some interesting boss battles as well. I like how you could see the boss weakening after doing certain amounts of damage. And you could kill the final boss with a simple cure spell, hehe.
1626  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Are you overwhelmed by your backlog? on: February 01, 2009, 03:11:50 AM
My backlog isn't that big:

PSone
-Alundra (weird, because I really like the game. I really need to finish this one this year)
-Final Fantasy VI (I tried to get into it three times, but failed every time...)
-Granstream Saga (the faceless people and almost everything else annoyed me and I quit halfway through the game)
-Persona (first person dungeons and weird localization kinda ruined it for me. Remake please?)
-Saiyuki (dunno why I quit playing this, I think I got distracted by something else)
-Thousand Arms (the first disc makes a very painful high-pitched noise)
-Vagrant Story (I think I quit because of save game troubles...)

PS2
-Grim Grimoire (bought it recently)
-Growlanser: Heritage of War (got this for Christmas, haven't played it yet)
-Jade Cocoon 2 (recent purchase)
-Magna Carta: Tears of Blood (slow game is slow)
-Musashi: Samurai Legend (I doubt I'm ever going to finish this)
-Ring of Red (interesting, but battles become tedius after a little while)
-Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army (bought it recently)
-UNLIMITED Saga (got the game for free, played it for a bit, then decided I will never finish it. That doesn't really count as a backlog game, does it?)

PSP
-Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology (recent purchase, brother is playing it now)
-Wild Arms XF (started, but then my brother wanted the PSP back to play God of War. I will continue when I get the chance)

Xbox360
Blue Dragon (recent purchase)
Eternal Sonata (recent purchse)
Fable II (it's my brother's game, but I want to play it too)

I usually buy a big stack of games when I go visit my friend. There is a big store there with a lot of used games. Last time I bought 5 PS2/PS RPG's for less than €90. Those games usually cost €40-€55 new or are impossible to find new, so I don't hold back when I go shopping there.
1627  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Game franchise on: January 24, 2009, 02:40:56 AM
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My rule of thumb is that I'll buy a console when it has 10 games on it I want to play.  Buying a $4-500 system for one game is just silly, if you ask me.

That's my rule too, but I fail at sticking to it.

1998: That new Zelda game looks great! And we'll also be getting Mother 64 and Tactics Ogre! And more! This is going to be great! I'll buy a N64! :D

In the end Nintendo killed mother and Europe didn't get Tactics Ogre. Hybrid Heaven was okayish, I guess. Mystical Ninja was crudely rendered awesomeness, of course. Pokémon Stadion was fun for a while and I had a lot of fun with Zelda... but... it's a good thing the N64 never was an expensive console.

2008: Fire Emblem! I must buy a Wii!

Games I bought for it myself: Fire Emblem: RD, Shining Force, Shining Force II and Tetris Party. Yes 3 out of 4 games were paid with Wii points. Most of the other things I played on it were games I had to review.
1628  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DS on: January 23, 2009, 03:52:29 AM
Yes, the game gets points for epic turn-based battles. It's the longest Fire Emblem and it has a lot of different battle objectives. You won't be doing the same thing every chapter, that's for sure. Some people like the huge cast and switching between parties, others don't. I didn't mind it, but I wasn't fond of it either.

I didn't think the game was too difficult on normal. It gave me less trouble than FE7 HM and FE5 (that game was evil!). Wild Arms XF, one of the games I'm playing now, is giving me a lot more trouble than FE:RD ever did.
1629  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DS on: January 22, 2009, 04:33:28 PM
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I still think that if NOA had just named the difficulty modes correctly there wouldn't have been nearly as big of an outcry over it.

Probably and that's what makes the whole thing stupid. People complained because they don't want to finish a game on easy. Easy mode if for idiots and they don't want to feel like idiots, so the game sucks. If they had set aside their pride for a moment they could have enjoyed the game on a lower difficulty...

I finished Radiant Dawn on normal difficulty, but I played most of Odin Sphere on easy setting. It was more enjoyable for me that way. I think it's worse when a game offers no challenge at all. I love Rhapsody, but the highest difficulty setting was pathetic. Besides, Radiant Dawn didn't lie. Easy was easier than normal. Valkyrie Profile lied. Hard was easier than easy.
1630  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DS on: January 22, 2009, 12:37:26 PM
That doesn't change the fact that you can select difficulties. If the default one is too hard, switch to a lower difficulty. That is not a problem, as long as the game is not too difficult to complete on the easiest mode available. If reviewers have a problem with that it's their ego's fault, not the game designer's.

Many Odin Sphere reviews pointed out that normal was very challenging and that many players would be better of switching to easy mode. They didn't hold that against Odin Sphere, the game was actually praised for appealing to the hardcore crowd. Gamespot's review didn't even mention Odin Sphere's difficulty settings, but when Fire Emblem did the same thing it was suddenly a problem?
1631  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Former world leader mauled by his depressed poodle. on: January 22, 2009, 10:20:00 AM
How do dogs get depressed? I thought dogs are perfectly happy as long as you feed them on time and give them enough attention (work/play being more important than cuddling/making it wear little dresses). I don't like those toy breeds, they fail at being dogs. Though they look cute, they're often snappy, hyperactive, attention whores.
1632  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DS on: January 22, 2009, 10:04:57 AM
Oh yeah, and the "unforgiving difficulty". Play the game on easy if you suck that much...

"Doesn't even try to adapt and make use of the Wii" The game never needed an analoge stick, so it sure as hell doesn't need a wiimote. Controls work fine, isn't that what matters?
1633  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DS on: January 21, 2009, 09:27:15 AM
Read the reviews carefully, many people trashed the game for stupid reasons.

"It's not like Fire Emblem 7!"

"I can't rescue!"

"Real Fire Emblems don't have class swap!"

"I don't want to kill people!"

"Roy > Marth!"

"The graphics aren't colourful enough!"

"The translation sucks! Oguma is now called Ogma!"
1634  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DS on: January 21, 2009, 04:36:52 AM
It might still be Shiida, since that's the translation used in Smash. Besides, "Caeda" was on the European website too before they changed it to Shiida.
1635  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DS on: January 20, 2009, 02:03:57 PM
The gameplay is very solid, but the story is stuck in the early nineties. Not that you need to follow to story to enjoy the game, you can skip every scene with the start button. Some elitist Fire Emblem fans think some of the changes ruined the game, but they're overreacting like fanboys like to do. The class swap system brings depth to the game without unbalancing the gameplay. The bonus chapters require a mentality change, but they're completely optional.
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