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31  Media / Game Journals / Re: Maxx vs Grandia II - First Imperessions Journal on: October 14, 2015, 04:14:25 AM
The credits just rolled on this one. Grandia II has one heck of a closing segment. After the final boss kissed the world goodbye there was still at least a good 20 minutes of closure and wrapping up :)
For anyone that enjoyed this writeup. I intend to finish it one day, especially since hard mode is still squinting in my direction and calling me names. In the meantime, keep an eye out for a review! :)
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: keep losing jobs.... on: October 12, 2015, 11:09:09 AM
You say you keep loosing jobs.
If it happens once, it might be circumstance. Twice, could be bad luck. But, if it happens every single time, there's a good chance that something you do is at least part of the problem.

i say if i jump i might hit my head on the ceiling surely theres a better way.

It's possible your problem is rooted in this particular sentence. Can you elaborate a little?
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 11, 2015, 04:01:06 AM
You ever see someone on a motorcycle on the highway going at like
and it's just like
bro if you hit anything yr fuckken dead?
bro. think okay?
bro you're not even wearing a helmet

cause i just saw that happen and the best part was he /totally/ got nailed by the cops.

34  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 06, 2015, 09:52:39 AM
Still grinding my way through Knights of Pen and Paper +1 whenever I'm travelling.
Equipped my party with the best defensive shop items to fight
...Got squashed again.
Back to the drawing board.
35  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 03, 2015, 10:43:17 AM
We have a lot of users with canine avatars.

I thought Jimmy and Maxx were the same person for 6 months

I was going to protest but then I compared avatars.
36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 03, 2015, 07:44:13 AM
Shoulder workout at the gym today. Start doing shrugs at 315 pounds, but I lean forward moreso than usual for a deeper range of motion (something new). Heard a strange pop sound, followed by what felt like a tiny needle piercing through my chest to my back below my shoulder blade. Didn't hurt really, just knew immediately I should stop doing that. Proceeded to do 3 more sets of shrugs, with the final set at 505 pounds. My rear deltoid is now in massive pain whenever I stretch my arms forward or turn my midsection right.

Soooo worth it for 505 pound shrugs at 10 reps.

You should get that checked. Probably nothing too serious yet, but it could get worse if you shrug it off and keep working out while injured.
I'm pretty sure I cracked my wrist a few years ago while playing basketball, but ignored it thinking that whatever was wrong would just go away. It did eventually, but I still occasionally get pains in the area that I injured, which probably wouldn't be the case if I had the sense to see a doctor.
37  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 03, 2015, 06:42:40 AM
Surprisingly little amount of time to play recently. Things seem to be settling down though, so hopefully I'll do some catching up. Meanwhile, I've been doing some gold grinding in Knights of Pen and Paper +1 whenever I'm on the go. My party is geared out with top level Blacksmith stuff and now I'm grinding for gold to get the best shop items. This setup might finally allow me to beat
who has been consistently kicking my ass thus far.
38  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed? on: September 27, 2015, 03:25:24 PM
Check the front page- I interviewed Vic Mignogna (aka Junpei from P3)

You mean "the other" Captain Kirk :)
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 24, 2015, 06:48:59 PM
Phones used to be so awesome. There used to be a million crazy kinds now they're all the same.

Mostly because they've become fancy casing for a given OS, which gives them most if not all functionality.
Yes, I know I'm grossly oversimplifying things here, settle down tech savvy people
40  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 24, 2015, 10:07:30 AM
Went to see "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence"
Figured I'd take my girlfriend to something classy and thought provoking, so I went with a French/German/Norwegian/Swedish Comedy Drama written and directed by Roy Andersson. What could possibly go wrong, right? RIGHT?
The only thoughts this thing provoked was "when does it end?" and "what did I just watch". I'm sure it has something to say, but it's buried so deep under slow, phlegmatic, repetitive delivery, and scenes that are as random as they are boring, that I eventually gave up trying to make sense of it all (at one point I quite literally started looking at the background thinking that maybe THAT'S where something is actually happening). Maybe I'm just too stupid or lazy to get it's deeper meaning, because it's getting some stellar reviews. I can now only imagine these people as turtle neck and beret wearing, wine swilling individuals who burst into tears and awe at the mere sight of a triangle on a piece of canvas, because I can't imagine any regular Joe raving about this movie. Not that there's anything wrong with that, as they say "to each his own".
41  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 23, 2015, 05:22:53 PM
Finally beat Grandia II.  Clocked in at a little over 37 hours. Maybe not top 10 worthy, but definitely the best in the series and a great experience to behold (outside of the legendarily shoddy port job).  I especially liked how hopeless the game made you feel in the face of the inevitability that Valmar (who ended up being cake) was going to destroy the world.

Also, post game Elena>Milennia>regular Elena.  Holy crap what a difference in appearance and attitude.  She went from whiny/annoying with an AWFUL character portrait, to a strong female "lead" with one of the more appealing in game portraits I've seen in a long time.

~At the moment an image search for an end game portrait escapes me because searching for Grandia II on google yields results that are 90% Milennia's boobs~

Kind of wish I didn't read this :)
I'm quite a bit further in Grandia II than my playlog would suggest, but still a fair bit off from the finish line. Taking me a lot longer than expected, might have to buckle down during the weekend.
42  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Matacritic or Game Ranking on: September 18, 2015, 08:09:05 AM
Both take RPGFan into account, so both are important :)
Metacritic is the one most commonly referenced when talking about metascores as well as ranked 1,543 in Alexas global ranking and 1,008 in its US ranking, compared to gameranings 31,327 global and 17,964 US.
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG Boss Dialogue Appreciation Thread on: September 18, 2015, 07:59:41 AM
Not an RPG, but I just can't resist
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 18, 2015, 07:53:27 AM
With his tendency to stamp his name on everything, prepare to become the United States of Trump in the event that he wins.
45  Media / Game Journals / Re: Maxx vs Grandia II - First Imperessions Journal on: September 17, 2015, 11:03:04 AM

Last we left off, Ryudo, Elena and the talking bird were about to set off on their grand adventure. After a mostly uneventful romp through the mountains, occasionally interrupted by a swashbuckling session with indigenous wildlife, the not so merry party of two set up camp. Thanks to what can only be described as some unspoken form of rural magic (or in other words "game logic"), Ryudo erects one behemoth of a tent. After a short spat and finding out Ryudo has no intention of doing the gentlemanly thing and sleeping outside, Elena elects to spend the night under the stars. I don't really see a problem, if sharing a room was too awkward, she could have slept on the second floor.
Oddly enough Millenia doesn't show up and the night goes by without anyone trying to rudely murder the duo. Ryudo ends up taking a nap in the open as well, but not before delivering the "why am I so mean" speech. Unsurprisingly, Elena overhears his heartfelt confession from the comfort of her rock bed, and hence forth adopts a somewhat warmer disposition towards the sour Geohound.
Finally, the two make it down the mountain and march into a thriving metropolis that marks their first stop (that doesn't involve the miracle tent). Well, when I say thriving, I mean dead. Apparently some naughty monsters decided to leave the confines of their cave and frolic about town, leaving it in ruins and mostly uninhabitable. Acting as a crossroads of sorts, it was once a popular tourist location. Currently though, it's only permanent residents are a handful of soldiers and one particularly stubborn innkeeper. As it turns out, the gentleman running the inn is a retired Geohound and an old acquaintance of Ryudo. Catching up is cut short as a heated argument between the other guests steals our attention. The party in question consisting of a slick man, spunky woman, creepy musician, a burly gentleman with a giant fork on his back and an annoying blond kid. It's a jRPG folks, so guess which of the five is joining our party in the not so distant future. Apparently, the kid lost something dear to him and getting it back involves meeting the cuddly creatures that toppled the town. After failing to convince his companions the boy desperately turns to Ryudo. Being the kind and caring soul that he is, Ryudo turns the lad down cold, much to the dismay of Elena. With that out of the way, Elena scoffs down some berries and unwittingly gets herself completely and utterly wasted. With Elena sleeping soundly in her room Ryudo ventures off to his, apparently to prepare for some monster stomping. Awww, turns out mr.cranky does care, though he vigorously denies it. That's when Millenia decides to barge in unannounced, emerging from a sudden case of "indoor tornado". She then attempts to woo Ryudo with her charms, once again immobilizing the man, just in case he doesn't appreciate her advances. This is where things start to get a little uncomfortable... Lets assess the situation. She made him stiff, and we already know that he's sporting a giant tent somewhere in that outfit. It's just a shame this playthrough isn't on hard mode, or the joke would be complete.
Freud would be proud...
Alas, the awkward flirting comes to an end as worried voices coming from outside break the "romantic" mood. Apparently the lad went on his own. No problem! Ryudo and Millenia set off to find young Roan.
Wait, what?
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