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1981  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: July 12, 2008, 03:37:17 AM
Long final dungeons don't bother me as logn as there are enough save points. It is what comes after: long final boss fights and long endings.

Usually it goes like this:

0:00 Equipmentcheck and final bathroombreak

0:05 You make your way to the boss' room

0:20 The final boss is finally done with taunting, explaining his master plan etc. The heroes throw in a speech or five to lengthen the conversation even more

0:25 The final fight finally begins

0:30 First form beaten

0:50 Second form beaten and it's conversation/event time! More taunting, more explaining, more speeches and perhaps some flashy stuff.

1:00 The final form fight finally begins!

1:30 The final form fight finally ends and it's conversation time again!

1:40 The hero now gets to take on the final final form by himself, while his friends cheer for him/sacrifice themselves to make the final final fight possible.

2:00 Finally, it's time for the ending! And oh boy, it's a long ending!

2:15 The ending is still going strong and there is no pauze-button. You're starting to long for the bathroom.

2:25 The ending finally ends! Oh no wait, it was a false end of an ending!

2:30 The words "Fin" finally appear. You rush to the bathroom and swear you'll never ever drink anything again during the final stretch of a RPG.
1982  The Rest / General Discussions / Cannabalistic Thug Holds Jesus at Gunpoint on: July 10, 2008, 02:20:50 AM
I wonder what they do two the kids who can't hold that stuff down and barf it right back up again...
1983  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPGs Only You've Played. on: July 10, 2008, 01:58:05 AM
-Sword of Hope (GB), found it at a pawn shop and all the text was in German. The first half of the game was fun, after that poor design pretty much ruined it, but I finished it anyway.

-Tenshi no Uta (Super Famicom), it was short and fun and looked kinda nice.

-Kouryu Densetsu Villgust (Super Famicom), I have no idea why I saw this game through to the end
1984  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: July 09, 2008, 12:54:28 PM
The square button brings up the map. I can't recall any dungeons where the map was not available.
1985  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: July 09, 2008, 12:31:36 PM
Press the square button?

And as far as teleports go, Nocturne wasn't the worst offender. Sword of Hope: First person perspective, invisible teleports, countless rooms that look exactly the same and no map.
1986  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: July 09, 2008, 12:03:11 PM
Grampa Wil from SaGa Frontier 2 was quite badass. I never took him with me to the final boss, but he did stay behind to fight a boss on his own to buy the others some time.
1987  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: July 09, 2008, 09:47:19 AM
It's not the teenagers saving the world that annoy me, but the fact that most RPGs consider everyone over the age of 25 a senior citizen. I'm currently playing Tales of Legendia and one of the characters is 28-years-old and the other characters act as if he is some crazy old dude who'll smash you with his hammer if you don't get off his lawn fast enough. Can't really blame him for that, he does have a lovely lawn.
1988  The Rest / General Discussions / Why do YOU game? on: July 07, 2008, 04:21:27 AM
Depends on the game.

1. They're fun and help me relax.

2. I like a challenge. I love difficult SRPG and puzzlegames.

3. It's my job. Can't review a game if you haven't played it.
1989  The Rest / General Discussions / Nerd girls are sexy now, it seems. on: July 07, 2008, 03:43:25 AM
So what the gentleman is saying is that girls should just not draw attention to their gender and everything will be fine?

That's just plain stupid. Our gender is a major part of our identity, it's not easy to hide something like that. We'd have to be very careful of how we refer to ourselves, anything gender specific would be out. And, we'd have to act like a guy to fit in.

Now imagine everything would be reversed. Girls rule the industry, the forums etc and you, as a male who happens to like games, do not want to draw attention to yourself. First of all, the nickname "SPY GENTLEMEN" would have to go, it's as if you're waving a big red flag. You can't act like a guy, because that would reveal your gender. So, you can't say things like "Girl Y from game X is so hot!", unless you're willing to claim you're lesbian.

It's not the fault of the girls that guys start acting funny when they mention their gender. SPY GENTLEMEN, it is you who gets his panties in a bunch over the whole genderthing, not me, Leyviur, Hathen who whoever else you were thinking of. Domkop.

Edit: Wow, you really love drawing attention to yourself. Look at how that username stands out!
1990  The Rest / General Discussions / Nerd girls are sexy now, it seems. on: July 06, 2008, 03:47:04 PM
Just because I make one, not 100% serious comment about it I'm attentionwhore?

Look at the female gamers who have been in the spotlight lately. Practically all of them are very attractive and IIRC the one from IGN even did some modelling work. They use their looks (or their looks are being used) to promote female gamers, but the image they promote is the one males want to see. It went from one stereotype to another, there is no room for the girls who are like most male gamers, the ones don't stand out.

I'm not insecure about my looks, by I know I can't compete with theirs. I'm glad the magazine I write for uses miis instead of printing actual pictures like many other magazines do. That way it doesn't matter what I look like.
1991  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever get robbed? on: July 04, 2008, 02:18:41 AM
There was this one time one of my sister's friends stole her cellphone from her room while she was in the kitchen getting some drinks. We hunted him down (the legal way) and even got the cellphone back.

A friend of mine was less lucky. Her bag with her wallet, cellphone, iPod and some more things was stolen while she was about to board the train. The thief ran away, but some bystanders were able to identify him... only they wouldn't, because they thought it was such a hassle, they just didn't feel like helping out and of course the police couldn't force them. Assholes of the year.
1992  The Rest / General Discussions / If you get off on missing limbs, I've got what you need. on: June 30, 2008, 01:04:52 PM
Old news. There has been a Dutch pageant for young women with a disability for years now, they just didn't build a reality TV series around it.
1993  The Rest / General Discussions / Brazil tells a fat supermodel to fuck off. on: June 26, 2008, 02:31:50 AM
Those people probably never go to the beach. I've seen people who weigh twice as much or twice as old in the same type of bikini. Ewww.
1994  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Decent and difficult PS 1/2 rpg on: June 25, 2008, 12:39:48 PM
Terranigma never struck me as a difficult game. There is one point in the game where I usually grind a little and that's right before Bloody Mary. You usually get there at L20-21, but you can only do decent damage once you reach L25. However, you can beat her at L20, as long as you stock up on fire rings.

If you want difficult SNES RPGs Fire Emblem is the obvious choice. Thracia 776 was pure evil. Trying to get through a forest with invisible warp tiles while druids throw spells at you, fun...
1995  The Rest / General Discussions / Nerd girls are sexy now, it seems. on: June 24, 2008, 01:43:11 PM
Not exactly new. It's like the girlgamer thing, but only on a larger scale.

2000: Oh my god, you're a girl and you play games? You must be an ugly and overweight nerd! I bet you suck at gaming!

2005: Oh my god, you're a girl and you play games? Are you hot? Photo please! Will you suck my ****?

Like that, only with more spelling errors and swearing.

First they don't take me seriously because I'm female, now they don't take me seriously because I'm not hot enough to work as a model/pornstar :/
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