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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 02, 2014, 12:32:49 PM
Congratulations, Dice! :D

Wish I could jump on the funny congratulatory picture bandwagon but I can't think of anything at the moment.
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 30, 2014, 04:05:22 AM
I wouldn't mind having a figure or two, but the ones I like are a bit too expensive for me and I wouldn't know were to put them anyway. I mean, I've got plenty of shelves, but they're all filled with books and games...

Well, I guess that expensive Rita figure would look right at home, but if I managed to get my hands on that one, I'm sure a certain friend of mine would break into my house and steal her. She's been looking for that figure for years now.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 28, 2014, 04:53:46 PM
But... but... nightmare inducing gooey gummy people?

Yeah, well, okay, the game definitely had problems and I can totally see those getting in the way of a nice gaming experience, but I will always appreciate how weirdly twisted it got later on.
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 28, 2014, 03:37:42 PM
Fantasy Life was in large part thanks to Brownie Brown/1-Up Studios, who made Mother 3 (supposedly. They also made a bunch of crap like Magical Starsign and Sword of Mana).

Hey, don't say mean things about Magical Starsign! It may have had some flaws, but it made up for it with a ton of personality :(

WKC aside, I have yet to play a Level 5 title I don't enjoy, really never understood all the hate. :(

While most games aren't that bad on their own, there's just too much 'do the same thing over and over again'. Many of their games are grindfests and when they do hit a good idea they'll milk it for all its worth. Like, they make a new Inazuma Eleven every year or so because there's a new batch of 9-year-olds to sell them the game to each year. They're even working with different versions now.

(I do love the Professor Layton games, though.)

50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2014 on: November 28, 2014, 02:28:13 PM
Some of the games on our lists are quite short, though. All those 5-hour-titles add up fast. The shortest one on my list, Labyrintine Dreams, took 90 minutes to play through. Well worth it though. It's a story about a young woman struggling with cancer and looking back on her life in her final dream. The game has a surprisingly down to earth tone and manages to tie story and gameplay together quite well, leading to and ending that's both satisfying and clever.

There's a returning type of puzzle in which the main character has to flee from a monster. Whenever she takes one step, it takes two. In the final 'puzzle' there is nothing left to hide behind and she's ends up being chased down a narrow corridor. When the monster catches up with her, she gets angry at the unfair rules and decides to break them. If the monster is allowed two steps, she'll take two as well! She'll even manage three if she tries hard enough! And while she may not be able to outrun the monster forever, every step is still a small victory.

It's on sale on Steam right now for like $/€2,49.

51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 28, 2014, 01:06:51 PM
I think they could make a good game... if they got their priorities straight. Like, don't worry about scale until you've got a decent story planned out. If you don't have that it'll just be a load of content with no context.
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2014 on: November 28, 2014, 05:45:39 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
19. Crystal Warriors
20. To the Moon
21. The Banner Saga
22. Game Dev Tycoon
23. Gone Home
24. Bastion
25. Breath of Death VII
26. Cthulhu Saves the World
27. Ys Book I
28. Ys Book II
29. Tappingo
30. Millennium: A New Hope
31. Penny Arcade Episode 3
32. Ys Origin
33. Penny Arcade Episode 4
34. The Night of the Rabbit
35. Tales of Xillia 2
36. Danganronpa 2
37. Ar nosurge
38. Always Sometimes Monsters
39. Fantasy Life
40. Labyrinthine Dreams
41. Costume Quest
42. Ys Seven

43. Tales of Hearts R (feels kinda old-school but in a good way)
44. Shin Megami Tensei IV (finally! Loved it)
45. Tengami (very pretty, very relaxing)
46. Picross e5 (more Picross. I love Picross)
47. Hero of the Kingdom (fun little hidden object/adventure/time waster thing)
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 26, 2014, 03:23:59 PM
Found a new looking copy of 'De brief voor de koning' for 25 cents at a store with used goods. Almost felt bad for paying so little for such a good book in a new perfect condition. Tonke Dragt was one of my favourite writers back when I was a kid, so I'm looking forward to giving it to the oldest of the little ones. I hope she'll love it just as much as I did.

(Oh, and I just found out an English edition (The Letter for the King) was released last year! If you have a fantasy loving kid in the family, lets say age 8-12, this book makes a great Christmas gift.)

54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 24, 2014, 06:28:59 AM
Sorry, I guess I generalized too much. I think what I really wanted to say was that breeds are not something the majority of dog owners should worry about because they want/need is a companion, not a dog that needs to be able to do a specific type of job.

So, eh, one of the 'my owner loves Cowboy Bebop, so here I am!' corgis I've met is actually a seizure response dog. Back when animecons weren't as crowded he served as a sort of unofficial mascot. Now his owner can't bring him anymore because the dog is too small. People might overlook him in the crowd and accidently hurt him.
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 24, 2014, 03:59:19 AM
Sure, breed may be important when you're looking for a good working dog. Helps narrow things down immensely. But many people go for looks first, not taking into account what kind of dog they're getting. Example: many smallers dog breeds started out as hunting dogs, yet people think they're cute and cuddly and want them as lap dogs. Or look at chihuahuas. Those tend to be fiercely loyal and I wouldn't trust my sister's anywhere near strange children. Some tried to pet her even after I said no, and that thing was deadset on biting their little fingers off. I've met shelter volunteers who were genuinly worried when Games of Thrones became popular. They were fearing a small flood of large dogs with specific needs, which are hard to find good homes for. Plus, even dogs with good genes are easily ruined by bad treatment.
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 24, 2014, 02:46:45 AM
Quite a few people were probably inspired to get pet corgis because of Ein.

I know several...

I wonder if it has had any effect on the breed. Like, for some time red cocker spaniels were in high demand because of a popular comic and even proper breeders were selling dogs with all sorts of problems.

I don't understand the appeal of breed anyway. I mean, sure, some of them look really cute/cool, but if you're going to keep something as a pet for 10+ years character is way more important. Which may be why many of those 'inspired by' people seem to drop their pets off at a shelter once the novelty has worn of and the reality of poop scooping, vet bills and hairs on every surface ever has set in.
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 22, 2014, 05:26:29 PM
I recently started writing for another website and they have this thing were they try to predict the hundred best games of the next year. Writers and editors award points to one hundred games (from a list of 200+ titles) they are looking forward too and the editor-in-chief turns everything into a big list using math and some common sense.

This was my first time contributing and picking one hundred games you're looking forward to is HARD. I managed to mark 40 or so titles before I had to start researching (we're encouraged to look up all sorts of indie titles anyway). Where am I going with this? Well, I saw something really awesome:

Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame

I'm not the type of gamer who gets very excited about games that aren't out yet, but I really want to play this. I'm not even sure my laptop will run this all that well (the PC I bought my parents should be able to handle it, so worst case scenario I'll play it there), but I'm going to buy it anyway because it's going to be like 15 and the soundtrack will be included.

The downside is that I feel kind of insecure about being enthousiastic thanks to all that bullshitty GG objective of eliminating the human element from game reviews. Blah. I just wanna enjoy games and be happy about the good ones... So, hey, I case I sounded too promotion-y: nobody bought by feelings. This is just me being happy about stuff I like, and I hope some of you may like this stuff as well.

58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 21, 2014, 12:19:24 PM
Well, there is garlic in there... somewhere, between all the fat and salt...
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 17, 2014, 03:13:53 PM
Might be a traveling player. My ex told me some players who play on a professional level sometimes just kinda tour around, crashing on couches and paying for food with tournament prizes. Apparently that's what Captain Jack did ten years ago in Europe. (Also a quiet type. Managed to nearly wordlessly order croquettes with mustard on a bun, a typical Dutch snack food, which he seemed to like very much.)
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 17, 2014, 02:41:20 PM
Is it flattering that I'm talked in offline hours (have you ever talked 'forum' to friends?), or sad that it's do make fun of my wonderful username??? :S

Wasn't going to mention you by name, but now I have to give you a codename just because I can :D

In other news, I noticed I had a lot of pink yarn in my yarn box and thought, hey, maybe I could make an Estelle amigurumi!

Then I remembered Estelle's main outfit hates crochet. The pink dress isn't so bad and stuff like the boots can be simplified without distracting from the overall design, but the white coat thing is... yeah, amigurumi Estelle is not going to happen :(

Okay, of course I'm still going to think about it all evening and maybe I will find a solution (maybe I could embroider some of the details on?), but I can't say I'm not disappointed.

(And now I kinda want to dive back into Tales of Graces f, find that Estelle doll and see how they simplified the design...)

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