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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: February 01, 2015, 09:47:30 AM
1. Long Live the Queen
2. A Bird Story
3. Choice of the Deathless
4. Child of Light
5. The Sacred Tears TRUE
6. Reccetear
7. Fairune

8. Black Sigil
I don't get it. This game has so much potential, but it's nearly ruined by that stupidly high encounter rate. I really don't get it. This is obviously a labour of love, why get something so basic as this wrong? Sure, I get that the game is trying very hard to win the hearts of retro lovers and some older SNES games such as Breath of Fire had similar high encounter rates, but those games didn't feature puzzle dungeons. Besides, those encounter rates were never a good thing. At best they were something we put up with because there weren't that many other RPGs out there. High encounter rate are what we erase from a memories to make room for warm fuzzy nostalgic feelings. Some of the shoddy programming I can forgive (I got two copies of a legendary unique item and the game accidently skipped the first part of the final boss fight), but the developers clearly skipped Gamedesign 101 and now they need to pay by brushing their teeth and drink a whole glass of orange juice right after.
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 27, 2015, 09:41:32 AM
No, but they did promise to be faster than usual. IIRC they're aiming for a summer release.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 22, 2015, 04:32:00 PM
Every now and then I get the chance to take a look behind the screens at small events. Most are run by organisations that are barely making ends meet and you see some weirdly old tech put to work. Old laptops running XP everywhere.

Which makes sense, because you don't need more than that to run that home-baked karaoke programm everyone has been using for 10+ years, and as long as a system can run a simple database you're ready to check people in.

Still, that stuff is probably more modern than what the military is using. Back in 2006 my dad got an old laptop from a friend of his. He'd recently left the services and was allowed to take his work laptop home with him (I guess there wasn't anything important on it, because don't they usually smash the harddrive with a goddamn hammer to make sure no outsider gets their hands on the contents?), but didn't have any use for it, because - wait for it - it was the definition of obsolete. I don't remember the specs, but that things was running Windows 95 and it was not doing a great job. We played around with it for a while, running some really old games on it and it died not long after. Saddest part was that it still sported the Defensie logo but we had to scrub it off :(
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Completion List 2015 on: January 22, 2015, 06:20:28 AM
It's a new year! Anyone finish any games yet? I did and I need a place to brag (j/k).

1. Long Live the Queen
So many dumb ways to die... that princess deserves her own song. Finding new ways to kick the bucket is a lot of fun, though. Actually living long enough to see your own coronation takes some trial and error, but I didn't mind that very much since you can skip text you've already read (but be careful not the skip anything you haven't).

2. A Bird Story
See, you don't need loads of polygons for emotions! 16-bit style graphics work just fine.

3. Choice of the Deathless
Okay, imagine Ace Attorney set in, I dunno, Shin Megami Tensei and it's not a VN but a digital choose-your-own-adventure book. This is a thing you can play. Isn't it awesome that this is a thing you can play?

4. Child of Light
Charming, but it tried a little too hard. I'm no expert, but half of the rhymes felt off. Flying around, however, was amazing and something I want to do in more games,.

5. The Sacred Tears TRUE
This is some Japanese RPGmaker game recently released on Steam. The art felt a bit retro and basic, but the use of colour was nice. I also liked the battle system, which is based on rock-paper-scissors. The game can be very heavy on random encounters, though, which sometimes sucks the fun out of it. The story is divided into chapters and you choose which one you want to play in a special menu. Sadly, there's no replaying old chapters (what's the point of chapter selection then?) and since many of the side chapters have a good and a bad ending, you might screw yourself over. Perfectionists should stay away until there's a good walkthrough available.

6. Reccetear
Should have played this much earlier, because capitalism is fun! I'd pay good money for a game that's half this, half Atelier.

7. Fairune
This was very much an impulse buy (2,99 on 3DS, free for iOS and Android), and I planned on playing 15-30 minutes before bedtime, but that quickly turned into two hours and I went to sleep rather late last night. Whoops. What's so great about this thing? It's like a bite-sized 2D Zelda game with some light Ys-like fighting thrown in (you bump into enemies to defeat them and the final boss makes it rain energy bullets and beams while you should magic sword beams at him). If you're looking for something short, cute and fun, this game is great.
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: January 18, 2015, 03:22:58 PM
This was really unexpected... I saw her at an animeconvention just 7 months ago. She had very short hair back then, but that doesn't have to mean anything. Plus, she was performing on stage. People with lungcancer don't usually give concerts. So, yeah, unexpected. I hope her last months were good...
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 16, 2015, 03:34:45 AM
Believe me when I say this thing chuuuuugs. >.<; Online games like League or Hearthstone I can run on the utmost low settings. Something like Civ V would make this processor explode. XD

Uhm, that's actually not much worse than what I've got and I spend a decent chunk of my gaming time on it.

52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 15, 2015, 04:24:54 PM
Hey, no need to stop gaming. There are a lot of fun games with extremely low system requirements.
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 15, 2015, 03:48:49 AM
They're easier to find in Europe and Japan, though it does look like some stores are waiting for new shipments (or they're scalpers with a store simply looking to make a quick buck off people who spend to much time on American sites and got caught up in the craze). My guess is that Nintendo of America severely underestimated the demand, which is kinda understandable. I mean, Marth? Sure. Wii Fit Trainer? WTF.

Doesn't mean retailer exclusive Amiibos aren't dickmoves though.
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 13, 2015, 03:46:57 PM
And the glasses are off. We're doomed.

(Yay, Jade! :D )
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 13, 2015, 03:36:29 AM
If it makes you feel any better:

I've had my laptop for about two years now and now that I'm going on it more, I was looking at some games that aren't available on Steam. Some are only available on disc in this region. I was about to order when I thought... wait, do I even have an optical drive? Fortunately my laptop does have one but when I finally got it open (the button is only slightly raised and thus kinda hard to find if you don't know where to feel) I found a fairly thick layer of dust.

56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Dick Measuring Contest on: January 09, 2015, 03:43:56 AM
My dick is a puss.
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 07, 2015, 07:04:25 AM
The ads I get on RPGfan are weird. First it was just the usual dating sites (telling me to go find women near me), now the ads are trying to hook me up with black, latina and/or muslim women. Why so specific? The ads also think I should invest in a new suit and that my company could use a few new printers.
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 07, 2015, 03:03:55 AM
God works in mysterious ways. I thought I would qualify for the offer (bought mine on launch, member of Club Nintendo and so on), but nope.
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 04, 2015, 05:16:26 PM
Whoa whoa whoa, hang on a sec. You wore a tunic and WERE NOT cosplaying as Link?

It's not like I wore my green tunic.

60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 04, 2015, 02:28:46 PM
Just out of curiosity, what does "someone who doesn't appear to be into anime/games/whatever" dress like?  Because in my experience you get all kinds at conventions.  I would never really make an assumption like that...

I am an adult woman and wore clothes that have nothing to do with geeky stuff. I wasn't wearing any super casual stuff either, like a hoodie or sneakers. I wore a white turtleneck, a finely knitted purple tunic, jeans, brown boots and an ordinary brown shoulderbag. It stood out.

I mean, about the only thing I can think of would be to actually dress up and wear a suit or something.  Except if you did that I kind of feel that a lot of people would just assume you're cosplaying some character who wears a suit...

That's something I want to do sometime: wear business casual to an animeconvention. When I wear my regular stuff, people are either very welcoming or just kinda ignore me, which let's me get away with things. Now imagine I dressed like someone who could actually be important. (Don't worry, I've never used these powers for anything other harmless crimes such as than tea smuggling.)
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