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556  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 18, 2014, 09:47:24 PM
I just went for my daily run. A few miles in I said to myself "gee its a wee bit chillier than I'm used to". At the end I said to myself "good lord I hope I don't have frost bite".

It took my 40 minutes to defrost and type that.

I am an idiot. It is 9 degress out where I am. That was a foolish move.
557  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 16, 2014, 07:26:38 PM

I also started drinking caffeine again because being sober isn't very fun.

I know caffeine is addicting and all but I can't ever consider drinking caffeine as anything that disqualifies sobriety. This stems from my own tendency to drink 2 pots of cheap black french vanilla coffee daily. I have maintained a daily habbit of black coffee since I was very young. Pretty much as soon as I started getting up to go to school I was partaking of the stuff so kindergarden/grade school (6 or 7????). At present, I would NEVER consider even trying to go without the stuff after all these years.

FYI don't let anyone ever tell you coffee is not hydrating. It is the only liquid I drink. I don't drink juice, I don't drink water, and I gave up milk, almond milk and any dairy about a year or two ago. So in short, if coffee couldn't sustain you I would indeed be dead at this point.
558  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 16, 2014, 07:11:43 PM
LOST ODYSSEY/ Got totally stuck on a puzzle at the end of Disc 2. Took me hours upon hours last night. The worst part is they REALLY spell out quite plainly what you need to do. I however, didn't take script as literally as I should have and couldn't figure it out for the life of me. I really felt let a moron for a moment until the crazy-intense narrative sequences made me forget about anything else!

BORDERLANDS 2/ While I find here voice acting/tone to be annoying as all hell I see why Tiny Tina is regarded as being so entertaining by fans. She is certainly one of the more memorable characters I've come across in my journeys on Pandora thus far. The thing I dislike about the voice acting in Borderlands 2 is how often it is intended to sound like crazy farmer/trailer park dialect in the interest of humor. It fits the setting and all, I just feel like it dances too close to toilet humor as opposed to be legitimately clever at points. Thing is, the game IS clever enough at points to forgive.

Please ALWAYS disregard how hyper-critical I am of games to be comical. I actually hate comedy in general and have very dry taste in terms of what I find "funny". Slap-stick or toilet humor is extremely off-putting for me for some reason, with rare exceptions.

559  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 16, 2014, 06:58:07 PM
I think I actually mentioned it earlier in this thread but my repede/vesperia love spawned my naming a beta fish "Repede". This was my second game inspired pet-dubbing. The first being Interceptor, a little terrier I had from the age of about 8 or 9 all the way up til I was 23. I got interceptor the summer I discovered Final Fantasy 3 (a new release at the local rental store at the time).

On the cosplay note, I would really love Alvin's Xillia 1 jacket. That would suit me nicely.
560  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 16, 2014, 12:52:26 AM
I figured ToX2 for some serious drama with BS "sci fi" dimension travelling that occupies its own rules and waves the "magical fiction wand" to tell whatever story it wants.

Precisely. That is what I like about it.

The more in depth a narrative gets with dimension-bending-time-warp-tastic-talk the less I care (or understand). Being a self-admitted Sci-Fantasy fan long before I am a Science Fiction dude, I have a much easier time accepting the "magic wand" approach in interest of setting the stage for drama.

I think the ultimate example of this for me is Xillia 2 vs. XIII-2. Neither makes any real sense of things but one title makes it much easier for me to focus on character interactions and events. Can you guess which narrative I favor for it's simplicity and cast-focus?? Tee-hee.

I feel like Sci-Trekky scenarios never really make sense to me though, so I largely chalk up problems with the narratives to "its me not the game".
561  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 15, 2014, 07:05:01 PM
I'm guessing it's deliberate that the very beginning of Xillia 2 makes no sense.

All I got from it is that I'm a failure and I have a fugly cat.

I actually had to rewatch some of the first 90 minutes or so on youtube to confirm that I didn't miss anything because I was sure I overlooked stuff based on how confused I was. I didn't miss anything. It really doesn't make much sense at all.  They slowly unravel the "mystery" for you though, don't sweat it.

What is unfortunate about Xillia 2's narrative is that, even upon explanation, you sort have to swallow things at face value in terms of the science-fictionee' premises. Don't expect very fleshed out or thought provoking sci-theory here. Although I will say it is LEAGUES more comprehensible than Xillia 1.

In a guilty pleasure sort of way I actually enjoy the shallow sci-fantasy of the Xillia/Xillia2 story. It reminds me of how certain games like chrono trigger had time travel without getting all star trek about it.

LOST ODYSSEY/ Narrative getting too good after the spooky town/sea events to put this down or think about anything else. Dream sequences seem to be mounting in their capacity to be tear-jerking at this point. Particular favorites thus far were "The Butcher" "Motto (I think) the bread-maker" and "The Shoemaker". <----- I screwed those dream titles up by the way.

Muramasa/ The gameplay in this game is amazing. I foresee this title truly competing for my personal favorite metroidvania ever. I only played it for two days in brief sessions and already caught myself wondering why other action platformers and beat em ups don't feel nearly as satisfying. The combat speed and variety is perfectly addictive without feeling muddling, confusing, or hyper.

My only complaint, and I am shamed to admit it, is the lack of a dub. I hate to be one of those gamers who complains about dub/no dub issues and typically it doesn't bother me. Can't quite explain why but that lack of a dub in this title is a bit jarring. This is peculiar if only for the fact that I have no qualms about playing through a full length JRPG with japanese audio and subtitles at all.

Minor gripes aside, I feel like I have a little slice of gaming bliss on my plate with these two ATM ^^

562  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 14, 2014, 07:05:29 PM
I'm finally beginning to understand the necessity of variety when it comes to gaming. Playing awesome anime-tastic RPG's all the time makes them seem less awesome and anime-tastic as time goes on. Turn based combat seems boring or slow instead of relaxing and thought provoking if you plow through a 100 hour game like lost odyssey no matter how rewarding the dream sequences and narrative prove to be.

This brings me to MORTAL KOMBAT/ Ninja's and gameplay excluded I hate most everything about this game. I only ever beat it as the DLC freddy krueger because, well it was freddy krueger. I want to see story mode through now and am sort of forcing myself through the abysmal atmosphere of this game to do it. The pay off here is not some silly sense of completion or closure like I had initially thought but rather the distinct upgrade in enjoyment of Lost Odyssey, Muramasa and Borderlerands for me.

Todays combat confirmed me that I do indeed suck at Mortal Kombat. It also confirmed for me that I find muscle-bound brutes who have no other purpose than to break each others bones hard to look past.

MURAMASA REBIRTH (first Vita TV experience)/ This game is all sorts of awesome. I expected no less, but was totally blown away. Really only sampled it to be honest but good golly am I excited about digging in to this one.

VITA TV/ I don't know why the net is ripe with people complaining about this device. I've played around with just about every hand-held upscaling toy, 3rd part or otherwise, ever released and this thing is freakin' great. Does exactly as advertised but the quality of the upscale is AMAZING!! Seriously, this is the first time I've ever seen handheld titles run this good on the big screen. (Only tried Muramasa and Tales of Hearts R so far so maybe I'm missing something)

EDIT: MORTAL KOMBAT (UPDATE)/ Well thats it. I'm officially done with this. As good as the gameplay feels I just hate it too much. In fact, I might go so far as to say this is the polar opposite of what I like to some extent in terms of atmosphere and art direction.

I still want to get my feet wet with more fighting games but good lord, NO MORTAL KOMBAT FOR KLYDE!!! LoL

At least it only took one afternoon to come to this conclusion and I didn't waste more time with this. Now the only mystery is why the the hell I even turned this on when I could have been playing Lost Odyssey or Muramasa.
563  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs and the horrible path they follow on: November 13, 2014, 06:23:46 PM
Haha thanks dude do I get a extra ninja point for this?


HAHAHA! Yea I'll totally doll out another +1 for that! Made me smile.

Shamed as I am to admit it though, I loved that game as a kid. NES games have escaped me in adulthood though. That is reaching back a little too far in the nostalgia closet for my taste. Not saying some titles haven't aged well but those palettes are crime to an artists eyes!!!

Now to hop drastically off topic for a moment. With the very recent release of the latest Turtles game, that brings the total of contemporary turtle games up to 3 and 1 (unavailable) re-boot that I am aware of. NONE OF WHICH I have played. There is something wrong with that. I think I need to be mindful to incorporate some Ninja Turtles in my life.

Last Turtles notation and then I'm done. In addition to being a fan of the abomination that is the NES title featured in that video, I am also a fan of the newest movie. Proving beyond all shadow of a doubt, that when it comes to certain things I am a sucker and far too easily pleased. This effectively de-values some of my earlier posts in this thread, further driving home the point that I may in fact love the things I love too much to be appropriately critical.

Good god, after this thread I realize I would never cut it as a game reviewer. All my reviews would turn in introverted self-examination of my own sensibility and capacity to be objective. I see all my reviews becoming incoherent journal-esque rants that typically end in "So I love it but you probably won't so don't take my word for it!!".
564  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 13, 2014, 06:09:17 PM
. Just keep beating the crap out of the enemy and good things will happen!

That is best and most concise way of summing up the grandeur of current gen Tales gameplay for me. You don't actually have to be good at anything and by the end of the game you look as though your something akin to one of those professional street fighter players. I swear, each and every tales game I play lures me closer and closer to believing I am actually skilled with real time combat mechanics. Then I turn on a fighting game and remember the harsh truth.
565  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 13, 2014, 06:03:07 PM
Kinda looks like Sol-Falena.

It really does. xD

I always remember rolling my eyes a bit at Jansen's infatuation of Ming too.  She's like half-naked and I had trouble believing he liked her personality-at-first-sight. :P

My two biggest problems with the art direction are the female's outfits and general proportionate problems in terms of character models. It is like they took SD qualities in the all the opposite directions of super-cute. Instead of super big heads we get what? Inexcusably large thy muscles...? Really, who the hell thought that looked good.

I mean I know I'm being picky here, and it isn't near as bad as say Dragon's Crown but I still have to question the aesthetic sensibility of the designers at points.

EDIT: On a completely different note, I think I'm going to eject Puppeteer from my current gaming agenda and incorporate Muramasa based on the fact that I'm picking up a vita TV tonite and excited. Puppeteer seems a very entertaining game but I've been wanted to play Muramasa for a heck of a long time.

And in regards to the Vita Tv, I will keep calling it a Vita TV no matter what Sony calls it in the west. The lame effort to sidestep the vita stigma by effectively removing the word from the product is just plain silly. It plays Vita games on my TV. That is what is. That is what it does. And from what I understand, at present, that is truly about ALL it does. LoL
566  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 13, 2014, 02:19:20 PM
LOST ODYSSEY/ Polom and Porom sang the most lovely song yesterday in what I thought was a super creepy dungeon until I got to the next and realized that I was now in the super creepy dungeon. I think this game has a pretty cool/weird/scary/foreboding tone that harkens back to the shadow hearts influence here and there to some extent.

567  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs and the horrible path they follow on: November 13, 2014, 02:12:57 PM
My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Best reply in 9 pages right here! Annubis gets +1 ninja points.

But @ Damacon, I just want you to know I enjoyed your thread. I didn't/don't see you as a bad guy. Best of all (for me) it proved a fine opportunity to re-evaluate my own position on contemporary gaming and RPGs a bit. You keep saying your goal was to spawn some meaningful banter to some extent and I think to those ends you succeeded buddy. Lots o' good shhhhhtufff has been said here albeit not quite in the avenue or direction you may have intended.

Thus I give you Damacon +1 ninja points as well.
568  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 13, 2014, 02:00:14 PM
Vita TV is my final "new" toy I will treat myself too specifically for Hearts R and Muramasa since Ys still quasi-doesn't work. I was gonna hold off as clearly the device will flop and drastically drop in price (psp go, all over again) but a gamestop manager I know got one via promo and hates it (wants to sell).

So it looks like I will finally stop crying on here (as much) about not being able to play vita exclusives. What is baffling about the Vita TV is how this made it to the market ahead of a DS/3DS upscaling device considering the Wii U tech seems way more reasonable to pull something like that off. I actually never really expected to see the "VitaTV" or anything like it once sony pulled the "audio/video out" plug from the initial design. Rather I imagined a vita model yet to come with the plug again in the vein of how the PSP did it.

569  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 11, 2014, 06:37:14 PM
LOST ODYSSEY/ Jansen is officially grade-A quality comedy to me at this point. Just saw Seth's dream. I am immersed. Have I mentioned I adore the cast??

Borderlands 2/ I did some sidequests and then got lost wandering for longer than I care to admit. That sure happens to me a lot in this game.

RaNdOm/ woke up early this morning with a strong compulsion to buy all the Mortal Kombat games on sale via PSN before the sale expired this afternoon. Why? Because I suck at fighting games and of all the fighting games I sucked at, Mortal Kombat had the coolest ninjas. There is something so fulfilling about playing games I am horrible at and finally getting somewhere with them. I used to be really turned off by games that resulted in my "epic failure" and endless stream of "game overs" but now I see them erroneously as some form of opportunity for personal growth.

^^^ I am applying far too much meaning to things here.
570  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 11, 2014, 06:26:18 PM
Well damn Tomara. Given your profession I hope you are proud because you TOTALLY just sold me hardcore on buying this. In fact, based purely on what you said I am going out and buying the physical copy right now without yet owning the Vita TV or a means to play it just because you got me that excited to hold the damn thing.

You had me at "the 90's" and "sailor moon" but throwing in a "Lunar" really put me over the edge. LoL
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