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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Iran Gives Death Sentence to Amir Mirzaei Hekmati on: January 10, 2012, 06:31:11 PM
If only Ron Paul were president...  we wouldn't have to worry about getting into this big mess.
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lunar 2 Eternal Blue on: January 05, 2012, 10:06:06 PM
Parn, thanks for the link, been trying to find that boss battle theme for awhile, love that song.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Christopher Hitchens dead at 62 on: December 16, 2011, 06:20:15 PM
Damn... that really sucks.  I really liked his differing points of view and courage to stand up to anybody, no matter how controversial the situation was.  I especially liked it when he was on Hannity & Colmes back in 2007 after Jerry Falwell died, dang was that awesome!

We already lost George Carlin who was a great mind, and now we've lost Hitchens...I shudder to think who's next...
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Job thread. on: December 08, 2011, 08:15:35 PM
I'm a software QA consultant, currently doing mostly backend testing at a bank in Columbus (data warehousing/services).

I used to do QA for government software like Mesh a couple years back for the Florida Legislature.  And I know exactly what you mean in terms of the boss situation Mesh!  It can be very similar to Peter Gibbons in Office Space.
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogame "Would you rather...?" on: December 08, 2011, 08:00:51 PM
1, might be a hassle, but having a sugar momma has got to have some nice perks.

Would you rather...

1) Wear a hat that will make you smarter

or...

2) Wear gloves that will make you stronger
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: December 06, 2011, 09:26:36 PM
I still want to hear you guys have a discussion about Barkley Shutup and Jam Gaiden.  People must know about this...interesting...game.
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What classes do you enjoy playing in RPGs? on: November 15, 2011, 05:33:27 PM
I have a tendency I think to play as mage classes.  Being able to buff, enfeeble, and do large amounts of damage to many enemies has quite a bit of charm to it, and you usually get a nice variety of spells to choose from.  I do like running in every now and then and whacking stuff with a staff or club though : )
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: November 11, 2011, 04:16:24 PM
Just listened to episode 35 today, it was hilarious!

I kinda want to go back and listen to it again and count how many times the term "Dark Souls" was said, kind of like that one South Park episode that kept a running count of how many times the word "s**t" was said.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogame "Would you rather...?" on: November 04, 2011, 10:20:27 PM


2) I'm going to assume you meant mammoth meth, which is clearly the best option. If it can get a giant hairy elephant high, it's good enough for me.

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1) have parents who let you leave home at age 11 and never contact you, not even if you are saving the world

or

2) Have to save the world, but have your mother constantly following you and fussing over it.

1), If i'm saving the world, i must be superstrong like that kid with the baseball bat in monster party, so i'd get plenty of attention elsewhere.

To keep the game a rollin, in the Halloween spirit of gross evilness...

Would you rather...

1) Retrieve a key from a disgusting toilet filled with unidentified sludge (ala Silent Hill 2)

or...

2) Eat ogleophotis to make yourself vomit out the devil (ala Silent Hill 3)
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: October 31, 2011, 06:45:30 PM
Just listened to the podcast today (which was awesome), and you all were so convincing that I went out and picked up a copy of Dark Souls today after work.  I think you sold me when you started drawing comparisons to Silent Hill 2.  I loves me some survival horror that's actually scary (I recently purchased fatal frame 2 which is also pretty freaky).

I'm gonna try to not play it until after I finish my re-play of might and magic 9 (i know, i'm a masochist).

Oh, and I thought Dave did really well in his first podcast, certainly wouldn't mind seeing him come back for more episodes.
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What are your favorite innovations in RPGs? on: October 21, 2011, 06:12:58 PM
For me, my favorite thing is probably the shift of battle music depending on how the fight is going, which I first noticed in The Last Remnant.  I find that it really gets the blood boiling when things are going bad, and you have this dangerous music playing, which is telling you to get your crap together and recover.  Then when you finally do get the music back to normal, you have that big sigh of relief.

I don't think it can work for all RPGs though, because it would be pretty irritating in quick snappy fights to have a shift in music every 4 seconds.  But for those long, grueling encounters with the same battle music playing for minutes and minutes, I think it's a cool refresher.

Yeah, it was pretty cool in The Last Remnant, but Sega has to get props for this one.  Phantasy Star 3 was the first RPG I can think of that employed evolving music, with the combat music adjusting to current circumstances as well as the over world theme adjusting by party size, such as an instrumental solo when you start with Rhys becoming a duet when you recruited Mieu, all the way to a quintet once you had a five member party.

You know, I tried playing through Phantasy Star 3, and I could never quite recognize a pattern of how the battle music would come about, it seemed totally random.  I definitely agree with the adding of party members though, that was neat.

I'm really enjoying reading these posts everyone, keep em coming!
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shining Force Releases on: October 21, 2011, 06:08:26 PM
Another true shining game is a pipe dream that i think a lot of people have.  If you've ever heard of Moogie, who is a very active participant in the ShiningForceCentral ring, he is actually trying to get a petition together to send out to Camelot and Sega, in hopes that the two companies can bridge their gaps and once again make games that the fans will love.

It's a far-fetched idea, but I for one have not given up complete hope.
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What are your favorite innovations in RPGs? on: October 20, 2011, 08:54:46 PM
Eeek, so much for my format!

Dice, your comment about turn-based to real-time reminded me of Might and Magic 6-9, since you can switch between the two modes in them (although it wasn't a particularly great system).
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / What are your favorite innovations in RPGs? on: October 20, 2011, 07:17:22 PM
Hey everybody!  I was daydreaming a bit at work today, and for some odd reason I was trying to come up with the feature I like most that was introduced into the RPG genre.  I figured I'd start a topic to see what kinds of things in RPGs are most near and dear to the community.

For a format, I guess it can be... pick your favorite innovation, and then maybe an honorable mention.

For me, my favorite thing is probably the shift of battle music depending on how the fight is going, which I first noticed in The Last Remnant.  I find that it really gets the blood boiling when things are going bad, and you have this dangerous music playing, which is telling you to get your crap together and recover.  Then when you finally do get the music back to normal, you have that big sigh of relief.

I don't think it can work for all RPGs though, because it would be pretty irritating in quick snappy fights to have a shift in music every 4 seconds.  But for those long, grueling encounters with the same battle music playing for minutes and minutes, I think it's a cool refresher.

My honorable mention, is from Shining the Holy Ark.  I really dug the pixie system, since it kept you on your toes, always trying to anticipate where your monster encounters will originate from; whether above, below, to the side, or in front of you.  You get a decent edge in the fight for sending out the right pixie type (though it degrades the advantage when you're futher in the game), and you get some extra EXP and gold, which is pretty groovy incentive if you ask me.
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: October 13, 2011, 05:55:21 PM
John's been wrong about some things?  Whaaaa???

I use skype for playing final fantasy xi, so I know what you mean by the reciprocity.  That last episode it just seemed to stand out more than usual i guess... i think it's because I was really pullin for Greg to get in more lines with that awesome accent of his.  Oh... speaking of, have you ever heard a british person (and i know he's from scotland not england) say the word goddess?  It's frickin awesome!
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