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31  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 31, 2015, 08:47:49 PM
Finished Catherine for the second time, got the True Catherine ending which was absolutely worth the second play through of the game. I also managed to get a gold prize on Stage 7 of all things, so that was a nice bonus.

To Dice's point, I may not start randomly climbing blocks now, but I swear for the next month every time I make a mistake in everyday life, my left thumb is naturally going to twitch towards where the Select (Undo) button should be.

Actually, I learned a nifty cheat with the undo button. If the combo timer is about to expire, you can just make a move, undo it, and the combo timer will be reset to maximum.

Nice job buddy!

I liked Catherine but it drove me mad. I'd never have it in me to finish that one twice. Actually it was one of the few I gave up on due to the stress/frustration it caused me even though I liked everything about the title.

Skulls of the Shogun BONAFIDE Edition --- For bite-sized strategy I rate this game 4 out of 5 pumpkins (halloween reference in case you didn't catch that). It feels as fast and fluid as I can imagine for turn based gameplay. My only gripe is that there is not more in the way of customizing. None the less this is way more enjoyable than I could have predicted for a gamer with little time on their hands with which to game.

Don't Starve -- Started playing this a year ago and dropped it fast when I felt like I just couldn't get anywhere with it. I feel a bit differently about it now (less intimidated) and giving it another whirl. If anyone here has experience with this one and can offer tips to someone starting out it would be appreciated as I really don't know what the hell I am doing.
32  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 29, 2015, 08:48:04 PM

Costume Quest 2 -- Total dud here.... I will echo all the reviews and state that it is indeed more of the same material from the first. The folly of CQ2 is it actually is worse in execution by way of pimping out the longer-winded more boring mechanics of the title. Turn based battles last way too long for their own good and by my measure there are at least twice as many houses to trick or treat at than I have patience for. Clever writing and atmosphere did NOT save this experience for me.

Saints Row Gat outta Hell -- This was my first Saints experience and I think I'm sold on the rest of the series. Flawed for certain, but fun as hell with a wonderful pacing for bite sized gaming sessions. Genuine originality in respect to the humor fetches this a bonus point or two along with TONS of mission variety. As for halloween, the material couldn't be more appropriate.

Abyss Odyssey -- Terrible. What makes it more terrible is how it hooked me into procedural generated clunky-ness til I finished the title (or at least saw the credits roll). The art style makes it halloween-ee enough but that is about all the good I can say about this game. It plays like a poorly aged castlevania stage that you just keep playing over and over and over again.

Metro 2033 Redux -- This title is literally frightening. It isn't exactly halloween appropriate by any measure but it seriously delivers the horror in spades. Interesting little amendments to the standard FPS gameplay add a legit element of suspense and I couldn't be enjoying scaring the daylights out of myself any more so. Big win here. Environments, narration, music, presentation, gameplay all deliver an experience I can't imagine any horror fan not appreciating to some extent.

Extreme Exorcism -- Great concept for a single player arena fighter experience. However, as you can imagine, a single player arena fighter experience can get old fast and that is sadly the case here. It saves itself to some extent with tons of challenges but that can only go so far. Fitting for the season with a short half life that does not warrant the price of admission for me.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare -- I've played this off and on for a year and halloween sticker packs lulled back to the wonderfully lighthearted shoot-out. The variety of modes and unlockables keep it fresh but with wonderful connectivity to the match ups and brilliantly addictive gameplay its just too hard to ever really put this down for good. I may play this forever.

Binding of Isaac Rebirth --- If a streamlined classic Zelda dungeon with a perverse and horrific vibe sounds like your idea of fun (and it certainly is mine) this title could be as awesome for you as it is for me. Granted, the unforgiving rogue-like (lack of) progression may have you tearing your hair out a bit but I'm hard pressed to feel as though I can deny the drive to try my luck at another dungeon run over and over.

Bloodborne -- Did they make this game for halloween? I think they made this game for halloween. Yeeeeeeeaaaa pretty sure this is the PERFECT game in terms of what I think of as an adult experiencing the season. Nuf' said. Oh yea, doesn't hurt that it has the best feeling third person combat "strike impact" feels EVER (just feels GOOD to slice, smash and hit things) as well as a truly inspired metroidvania progression that never gets too big or bloated for its own good. Been playing since last April and still loving it.

33  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Witch and the Hundred Knight coming to PS4 March 1st - $40 on: October 25, 2015, 07:22:10 PM

I know you aren't really into sexualized games, but since you mentioned liking attacks feeling like the impact enemies.
Plus with the camera zoomed out a bit and all the crazy stuff happening onscreen at times, the sexualization is hard to notice, coupled with being able to customize characters so they're fully clothed.
And if you're turned off ultraviolence, the color of blood can be changed too.

I actually want to play that BAD!!

Looks like a lovely blend of Lollipop chainsaw meets Senran Kagura to me. And that is an enticing blend indeed.

I can overlook the sexual nature of things. I'm not into it and admit, it can prove to be somewhat off-putting for me personally but not so much so that it damns the experience.

I cannot justify paying full price for this when I know it will probably only set me back 20 bucks in a month or two so I'm being patient. Thank you for placing this one back on my radar as I'd almost totally forgot about it since it released.
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Horror RPGs on: October 21, 2015, 06:50:48 PM
Great list. I wish a lot of these were available for play on a console (for little ol' entitled "me").

I'm really only in disagreement when it comes to SMT. Some of the Shin Megami/Persona franchise qualifies in spades IMO. Persona 1 and 2 (both parts) and Soul Hackers I just played within the last few years and are fresh in my mind so I feel confidant in saying I can't identify them as anything other than horror. But that is aside from the point. I don't want to incite a debate here as to what qualifies. I simply want to applaud the list and throw in my 2 cents on the matter.

My 2 cents include the first "Corpse Party" as well.

I'm not speaking on the rest of the corpse party franchise or Digitial Devil Saga because I lack the experience but I highly suspect I'd feel they fit the bill as well.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Most rivetting or moving single player experience EVER thread on: October 19, 2015, 02:08:14 AM
Casting my votes for:

To The Moon
Final Fantasy X
I'm gonna say The Last of Us, I think.  I definitely got my blood pumping; but a big hand in that is the game's great script and ability to create excellent scripted events.

I think as far as less bug budgeted games, Radiant Historia got me pretty hooked. *shrug*

And not a good/respectable answer, but just about anything I play stoned on my migraine pills increases the fun factor

The Last of Us and Ico are both titles I needed to be reminded I haven't gotten to yet! LoL.

Truly though, been meaning to play both of those longer than I care to admit.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Witch and the Hundred Knight coming to PS4 March 1st - $40 on: October 19, 2015, 02:06:22 AM
Honestly, it was probably the narrative that kept me going through it. Yeah, near the end there does start to become an element of trying to collect all the best loot but ultimately there isn't really anything satisfying about the gameplay. Quite the opposite, really, as most of the time it starts to just turn into annoyingly trying to hurry up and take down a bunch of damage sponges so you can move on to the next group of damage sponges. Some of the bosses were kind of fun, but again the second half of the game just does everything it can to wear you down. My strategy for the final boss ended up being getting to a level where it's first form couldn't really hurt me and then just filling my inventory with healing items for the second form and wailing on it until it died, with no regard for trying to avoid counter attacks.

Probably not the answer you were hoping for, I realize, but I did want to be honest despite my love for the game as a whole.

Nah, perfect answer really.

I'll still likely play it, now I just have a better idea of where to squeeze it into my agenda. I appreciate the input immensely. Picking this up for a top-down slayer fix would have a proved a let down. Now I know what I am in for. Often times its not that games aren't bad per se, I just play them hoping for one thing and end up with another experience entirely. Thanks man.
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Witch and the Hundred Knight coming to PS4 March 1st - $40 on: October 18, 2015, 07:04:44 PM
I love Metallia as a character, but I really don't know if I want to play through this game again. It was okay for the most part, but a lot of it dragged on for too long and I don't feel like there's a lot of replay value.

Will still probably get this, and probably the LE no less, because my love of Metallia is just that great.

Your love of Metallia may have secretly sold me on this. I didn't play the first release but if they iron out the things I read about that scared me away I may be on bored based purely on your reverence of the Witch herself Klutz.

Silly question but, does it feel good to move and hit things? I love how "smooth" a game like diablo feels but Diablo III lacks that satisfying feeling of hits IMPACTING enemies. I know this is a strange inquiry but I can't get an idea of how responsive it feels based on video.

Also, how story heavy would you say this is? Can I enjoy it without paying uber close attention? Something like this I think would be more enjoyable with a less demanding narrative for me.
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Zestiria on: October 18, 2015, 06:57:23 PM
Ok, this is a first for me. Never look into titles I think I'm gonna play but I knew I wasn't gonna get to this for awhile.

I really hope I don't end up disliking the cast half as much as I truly believe I will. The game saver here looks like the gameplay to me (not surprised) but I am truly disturbed with how much I can't stand all the I've seen/confirmed about the MC. I may count tales amongst my all time favorite franchises but it really seems like I may indefinitely throw this in the "I'll get to it someday" pile. I'm just honestly not enticed by anything other than Dice's report on the Menus/UI, the gameplay, and the fashion.
39  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 18, 2015, 06:47:29 PM
SAINTS ROW GAT OUT of HELL!!! ---- This is my very first Saints Row experience. Oddly enough, I chose to start with this expansion because it was on flash sale and looked halloween-ee. This game is an absolute blast. I think post Halloween I'm finally gonna play the others.
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Zestiria on: October 11, 2015, 06:59:51 PM

Don't buy in to the nonsense, dude! I'm so against this series monotizing what was originally a fun side quest reward that I haven't boght a single piece of Tales DLC and don't plan to no matter how tempting the costumes are.

I'd love to say I had the conviction to boycot the Tales of Financial Tyranny DLC as a whole but I'd be a complete liar to make such a claim. Fact is that I have been, and always will be, a complete sucker for costumes and cosmetics. I can control my urge to hit "buy" when it comes to sports and beach attire but the second I see Yuri costumes, alternate hair accessories and anything else I see that could lend to a more fashion-Tales experience I'm a weakling.

In Xillia 2, I turned it into a "thing" by having my active party "get changed" and dawn new costumes each time I would visit a village.

My real gripe is the price point. Its just way too expensive for what it is by my measure. They should at least offer a costume pass at a discounted rate or something :-]

@ MESH--- Ya know, as jovial as your post may be, seeing some of that realized to an extent seems, sadly, possible. Not to the outright extreme you present it in your post, but they can easily implement your DLC strategies in a less obvious roundabout way to bleed the gamer for a few more buck and it really wouldn't surprise me in the least.

The DLC model in and of itself is a quick and easy means to cash in on little effort and has been established as such. Suckers like me perpetuate the problem for buying. I disgust myself. LOL
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Zestiria on: October 10, 2015, 06:46:39 PM
The MC for this title looks like he could hurt the experience for me. Since we are talking costumes though, at least it appears there is a "Yuri" motif for him so that helps.

And while on the subject of paying for costumes I would just like to express my disgust upon realizing I paid MORE for all my costumes in the last three games than I did for the titles themselves. That is jarring to me for some reason, and even more so because I paid it without a thought or care. I am (obviously) in the camp that costumes should be in game unlocks but, at the very least, I wish they were a wee bit less compromising of my wallet. I feel like I should be getting some quests and characters attached to my content for the pricing.

Sort of all a mute point for me as I really don't feel like I'm ready for another JRPG in my life just yet.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: October 10, 2015, 05:33:53 PM
Probably unpopular opinion: people shouldn't be excited about a new Star Fox game.  There is one Star Fox title that's any good, and it came out 19 years ago.  Every non-64 Star Fox game is a disappointment, so there shouldn't be any reason to feel excited about this new one coming out, beyond a misguided hope for a return to form that goes against recent evidence. 

(I almost included a dig about furries in this post, but that's unfair and probably offensive so I backed off; there are definitely non-furries that enjoy more recent Star Fox games that just have different gaming tastes than I)

This post so appropriately sums up my feelings about so much contemporary media its not even funny. I feel like if I were to ever truly flesh out a list of all the sequels and reboot efforts that I don't think should happen I would be an unpopular character even within an unpopular opinion thread.
43  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 10, 2015, 05:28:39 PM
Well clearly something happened to pervert my taste in the last year or so. My main endeavors in the last 10 months have been Borderlands 2, Mass Effect Trilogy, Bloodborne and Dark Souls 2. Last night I tried diving into Costume Quest 2 and WOOOOWWWEEEEEE does it feel boring to me.

I say my taste is "perverted", or at the very least drastically removed from what it once was, because last year this time I was pretty in love with the first Costume Quest. I can easily identify what drives me up a wall with CQ2 now (or alternately how my sensibility seems to have evolved) and its the relaxed nature and pace that kills it for me. I get bored very fast and just can't stay engaged.

I think this ^^ is why I have no desire to pick up Disgaea 5.

Part of this makes me sad because I really appreciated the side of me that loved ye' old turn based classic RPG's of yore. Another part of me is embarrassed it took me playing games into my 30's to identify that I've been in fact playing things that are less than satisfactory for me personally for quite a few years.

But that is enough philosophizing on the matter. I'm not sure exactly at what point in time I lost my affinity for a certain flavor of games that satiated me in my past but the relevant fact is I've identified something I truly don't care for anymore here and to those ends I'm gonna be grateful and leave it at that.

BLOODBORNE/ NG+/ Up abouts the cathedral and already seeing a different experience now that I'm not murdering every NPC i come across (I killed EVERYONE my first play-through). Torn on whether to reach the hard cap on my physical stats or start expanding on the "Arcane" leg of my character's build.
44  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: October 08, 2015, 06:53:54 PM

The Lords of Salem --- Departure in terms of what I expect from a Rob Zombie film for certain. And while I am shamed to admit it because it was not particularly good, I really enjoyed this flick. Its clearly one of those films meant to be more graphically and psychological intense by way of its imagery than it is intended to be conventionally compelling in any sense. That is, if you like bat shit crazy acid trip horror (I just made that genre up) instead of a real cohesive narrative this is absolutely worth a watch. *** WARNING/ Film contains not-so-attractive human naked-ness.***

KLYDE'S HALLOWEEN-o METER RATING (both worth seeing and seasonally appropriate score) --- 8/10
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 08, 2015, 06:38:26 PM
So I'm thinking of quitting my job I've only been at for two weeks. The job is far too demanding. Today my floor manager came over to talk to my trainer, and I stuck around in case he had a project for us, and after 30 seconds he took me into his office to tell me I need to be finding stuff to do instead of standing around. Thirty. Seconds. This has happened twice before, where I get criticized because when a manager passes by I happen to be in between projects and so it looks like I'm not doing anything at that moment. And it's not like a place where once your work is done you're okay, because as far as they're concerned there's never nothing to do. Meanwhile, he also told me that my trainer told him I was sitting on the floor today. This was while I was arranging a floor display, and when I tried to explain that with my MD I literally can't get on my knees even for a second, I was just told the same thing I've been told every time I try to explain my medical situation "If you get a doctor's note, you can come to the back and rest for a few minutes now and then." Not hearing that it won't do me any good. I still can't solve my foot pain problem, and all they keep doing is implying I'm ill equipped to do my job properly.

But the fact is I still don't have any money, but if I stay at this job I may do something I regret. So I feel completely trapped and depressed and that's really not a good combination. I have no idea what to do anymore.

For what it is worth Klutz, I know it may not be sound advice but, I would rather be broke than unhappy.

I left 1 job within the first 72 hours of being there. Boss was nuts. The way I've always seen it, unless it pertains to a career a job is not worth getting upset over. Tis a means to an ends (paycheck) and in essence so long as you find some way to get coin in your pocket, and remain self motivated enough to do so, your meeting the mark. I'm sure if it truly came down to surviving you've got enough resources to put a cushion in your wallet to carry you a few weeks without employment (judging from following your gaming journal exploits you can probably live of selling some games you've already trumped).

Then again, I live by myself and have no responsibility to anyone but me so its easy for me to be broke and frugal for a moment here and there. My financial bar is high enough maintaining my tattoo business and home, I couldn't imagine having more financial obligations than that.

I'm getting sidetracked though. I really don't even want to offer advice per se'. I just want to let you know that I personally believe nothing is worth compromising your well-being, certainly not a job you don't even want to be at. I've been there too and it sucks with a capital SUCK. I can't say I've found many things in life more uncomfortable than financial insecurity enslaving me to something I hate.
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