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556  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wind Waker U on: October 04, 2013, 02:59:36 PM
Got the Wind Waker HD today. But golly gee, where's the Ganondorf action figure? You know, the only reason I bought this stupid thing? Oh, what's that, Gamestop? I had to preorder specifically the collector's edition the first day I could? And you didn't specify this when I asked about it weeks ago? And now I'm stuck with a $60 paperweight of a game I've already played the crap out of and have no intention of ever playing again? Well eff you then!

Uuugh. Guess I'll crack this thing open down the road. *grumble grumble*

I was pissed I couldn't get my hands on one either. They sold out in under a day in my area, via pre-order, once announced. The fact I couldn't get my hands on one of em sealed the deal on the bundle for me actually..
557  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: October 02, 2013, 07:39:22 PM
Finished all the storyline of Kingdom Hearts 1.5. Love how 358/2 leads into Kingdom Hearts 2 opening (although it helps that 2 was made first). Running through all the scenes of 358/2 in a short period of time made it work better for me than playing the game itself did.



Congrats on your triumphs, friend!

Just got through Agrabah myself last night. I gotta say, in spite of my disney phobia, some of this is appealing enough to peak my curiosity. I may just go and watch some more of this disney stuff. Agrabah and the whole aladdin thing seems entertaining enough... well ok... I really just liked the genie... but still, I was pleasantly surprised and enthralled with that world albeit small as heck.
558  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Halloweeny Stuff on: October 01, 2013, 07:43:35 PM
You really should give Higurashi a try, if you're okay with mindfucks.

I can't believe I forgot to put that on the list... I did watch the first season and absolutely loved it! I want to check out the second and third (i think there is 3) but haven't got around to it. I really like dubs.... turned off when I can only view something subbed, strange as that may be.

If you don't mind subtitles, you should watch the Spanish horror REC.

I also love other Spanish movies such as The Orphanage and Pan's Labyrinth.

Not a horror but The Road is probably the most terrifying movie I watched. For very different reasons to horror movies though.
I loved Rec and Pan's Labyrinth. The Orphanage was by no means bad, but not nearly as memorable.

Totally unfamiliar with "The Road". I'll check it out post halloween.

The original Amityville Horror is one of my favorite scary movies. It would seem a lot of people don't like it, but I think it's pretty good.
I also recommend The Woman In Black (yes, the movie with Daniel Radcliffe). It does a great job of creeping you out and putting you on edge, and it does so throughout the whole film. Something a lot of modern horror flicks fail to do... It's definitely one to watch in the dark.

This time of year, I always watch The Simpsons Halloween specials in order. Well, up until season 11 or 12... However many I own.
I really liked Amityville as well as Amytyville 2. Been a long time though. Can't say my recollection is too clear. They may demand a re-watch.

You think I could enjoy the simpsons halloween specials if I never saw the simpsons? I know I know... I live under a rock... In truth, I just have managed to avoid a great deal of western-crafted media for a long time. Playing the Kingdom Hearts HD remake is actually the first time I've bore witness to any of the disney universe at all.-LoL
559  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: October 01, 2013, 03:42:24 PM
First attempt at playing on proud, giving up shield, set out at night : Made it to Deep Jungle in about 16 hours....

Second  attempt, playing on normal (final mix), gave up sword, set out at dawn : Made it Agrabah in just under 10 hours. Not one game over as of yet.

The difference is astounding.
560  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The character naming thread on: September 30, 2013, 08:50:27 PM
At the risk of sounding and being completely unoriginal I always go with "Klyde" or "Chroma" for males. Alternatively I sometimes go with the name "Zak" or "Zekariah" because it is an alternative name I myself use in real life.

For females I go with "Trynn" based on some orginal character I drafted up ages ago. Alternatively I sometimes go with "Jeanne" based on Joan (Jeanne) of Ark (D' Arc) on account of having been fascinated by her for many many years.

Beyond those I have a few other names I use over and over again as well. I actually really love having the ability to rename characters in games personally.

561  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" on: September 30, 2013, 05:46:26 PM
While personally I am huge Disgaea fan, I'm really surprised to see this get such praise from IGN.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/30/disgaea-d2-review

If I wasn't excited before I suuuuure am now!
562  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 29, 2013, 02:40:57 PM
Oh geez, I don't think I could ever stand taking Staff and giving up Sword. I always do the exact opposite. I just like the ability spread on Sword too much. I mean sure you end up with 2 extra MP, but I basically only use MP for cure so meh. Side note, if you have a hard time on Cerberus again just go to Deep Jungle, level up a bit and then come back. For some reason or another I had a hard time with him on my normal play through and had to do that in order to get past him. Actually I think him and Trickmaster might be the only bosses in the game that I had any real trouble with. Primarily because I didn't have all of my "staple" abilities.



Crushed cerb like he was an afterthought last night! Woo-Hoo!!!

Oddly enough I've found going staff -sword has made sora way more capable for melee combat early game. Stun effect combo ender and ripple wave (in particular) have made my life all sorts of easy :)

I don't know if it was just the difficulty, or my choices at the beginning, but I have a whole different impression of this game now. What a joy it is to be able to survive more then two attacks. Literally in my other play-through 2 hits from a standard tiger enemy in the deep jungle resulted in GAME OVER.
563  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 29, 2013, 02:33:49 PM
Just made a tofu and spinach scramble.  I think it will be safe in the work fridge today.

Tofu's resilience as far as temperature goes is remarkable. I worked at a tattoo shop without a fridge for awhile and every day I would bring a tofu/spinach salad that sat in a sweltering car from noon until I ate it around 8. Never had a problem with the tofu although the spinach didn't hold up so well... never got sick or anything though.

EDIT: wait... you meant someone was screwing with your food in the past... oops... BLATANT MISINTERPRETATION ON KLYDES PART FOLKS....but the fact remains that tofu has some stellar shelf life :)
564  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 28, 2013, 06:19:15 PM
So after being a ps3 owner for 5-6 years now I just discovered custom themes on the internet.... http://www.ps3-themes.com/

I am at present, highly embarrassed as a result of the unnecessary amount of themes I have paid for and collected off PSN now. I think I may have to change my title back to idiot soon... between this and the fact that I unwittingly set kingdom hearts to proud, gave up shield, and then whined about how hard the game was without even realizing what I had done, well I am batting a thousand as of late in a manner of speaking.

seriously, I change the themes on my 2 ps3's like every month.... I could have paid off like half a ps4 by now :/

565  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Word Verification/Captcha help on: September 28, 2013, 04:40:28 PM
This problem has plagued me for ages and I feel it has finally become enough of a nuisance to try and solve it.

Word verification/audio verification and captcha thingies WILL NOT appear or load anywhere for me. This is not a site specific issue, nor a browser specific issue. I cannot complete any sign-up requiring it and have tried reloading the same page in multiple IE browsers and chrome browsers.

Additionally I tried lowering all security and privacy settings to their minimum to see if that solves the problem... it did not. I have basically tried screwing with every setting in the "tools" or "settings" tabs in my browsers with no luck so I don't believe the problem lies there....

Anyone have any ideas? In the past I have been using my Iphone to sign up for stuff as a work-around for the problem but I would love to fix it.
566  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 28, 2013, 02:46:59 PM
So I went the day route and picked staff/gave up sword.... started playing and go to myself "Gee golly this sure seems like its waaaaaaay easier than it did to me a few weeks ago".

So I check my other save file and discover why I got the impression this game was so difficult... Now, I know I unwittingly I gave up shield and picked sword for my original file and I set out in the dead of night...foolish as that was...  but what I was mistaken about was the difficulty... I erroneously selected proud, though I would have bet a testicle that I selected "final mix". As I stated a few posts ago I like my action-ee titles fun and mildly challenging, NOT HARD..... no wonder it took me over an hour dodge rolling to beat cerberus a few weeks ago.

Playing now the experience seems a whole lot easier to digest. I don't feel nearly as intimidated as I did. Last time I got my first few game over's in traverse town BEFORE I even hit the first boss-LoL

EDIT: @ Klutz, now that I sort of understand that scale of the difficulty you are contending with I really do tip my hat to you.... you are a sick ticket my friend! Sick enough to earn my respect.
567  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 27, 2013, 06:51:21 PM
thats it... I'm taking the plunge guys. love it or hate it, I gotta see it through. Just went out and picked this back up after a week of obsessing. I gotta get through it for my sanity.

So question... I think I started off on the wrong foot because I didn't know what I was doing. I picked the final mix difficulty and gave up shield, selected sword and I found the game to be a wee bit too hard for my taste..... ok I found it to be REAL hard.

So my question is, should I restart and change the settings? Will it make much of a difference?

BTW kudos to you Klutz for your efforts, I know I couldn't handle the challenge you've undertaken there. Not in a title like this at least... Now give me something like X-Com or a tactical game and I'm on board for an extremity in difficulty. Hard action-ee titles make me want to rage quit.

YMMV.  I think it's one of those "do what you're most comfortable with".
I took the shield myself, and gave up magic (because it's enough trouble to cast).  I'm sure others will say different things.

But the questions the FF kids ask you while you're floating around in dream-limbo at the start actually have some interesting consequences that has to do with how much EXP you get up until the lvl 40 (iirc).  It gives you more till 40, then less after, or vice versa (or no change at all with other options).



Ooooooohhhhh ok, I was wondering what impact those questions have!!! What do you suggest I aim for, the more til 40, less til 40 or balanced. I highly doubt I am going to be doing a completionist run of this game, so if leveling beyond 40 is more pertinent to optional bosses or post game stuff I don't really care.

568  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: September 27, 2013, 05:36:28 PM
I wonder if the protagonist this time will be an idiot savant again or a doormat again?

I don't even know who is supposed to be who there.  I wouldn't describe any of the AT protagonists with either of those terms...

I was referring to the male leads, Lyner and that guy from 3 as the former and Croix as the latter. Especially in regards to Cosmospheres and item creations (although Croix does get better as the game goes on, especially once he starts grasping the true depth of crazy he's working with).

I loved Lyner. He is one of my favorite pretty-boy-shallow-do-gooder-main characters actually. Something about him always reminded me of early 90's Gavin Rossdale with armor and a sword... don't ask me why.
569  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 27, 2013, 05:32:57 PM
thats it... I'm taking the plunge guys. love it or hate it, I gotta see it through. Just went out and picked this back up after a week of obsessing. I gotta get through it for my sanity.

So question... I think I started off on the wrong foot because I didn't know what I was doing. I picked the final mix difficulty and gave up shield, selected sword and I found the game to be a wee bit too hard for my taste..... ok I found it to be REAL hard.

So my question is, should I restart and change the settings? Will it make much of a difference?

BTW kudos to you Klutz for your efforts, I know I couldn't handle the challenge you've undertaken there. Not in a title like this at least... Now give me something like X-Com or a tactical game and I'm on board for an extremity in difficulty. Hard action-ee titles make me want to rage quit.
570  The Rest / General Discussions / compulsive need to finish games on: September 27, 2013, 02:26:08 PM
I hate my OCD tendencies... truth be told, as strange and "icky" as Kingdom Hearts made me feel... and with all the other games I'm itching to get to... After having traded in my copy upon deeming it unhealthy for me and buying a WII U bundle, I STILL CANNOT GET THIS STUPID GAME OFF MY MIND! I've literally had recurring nightmares for a week now involving KH.

This all stems from me being a freakin' fruit loop and needing to finish what I start. I feel like I can't even get to disgaea in a week and half from now happily (despite it being my favorite franchise period) without taking the plunge and getting through this and at the same time, somewhere in my gut I know I shouldn't.

Yes it IS just a game... no it shouldn't affect me like this... and good god how liberating it would be to just say "i don't like it, no sir, not even looking at that again".... But my disordered thinking and tendencies dictate otherwise for me.

Does anyone else have this type problem? How do you handle it? Do you just knock em out and conquer games for the sake of your sanity or do you level with yourself and say realistically "this should just yield enjoyment" and drop em.

I'm making a post about it and inquiring because I never realized until now how vexing a problem this is for me and my gaming. With some titles being as long as they are, the compulsive need to finish what you start could net you quite a few hours of torture.

Am I the only one that suffers from this brand of insanity?

EDIT: I should note that I do know myself well enough to know that the answer for me in situations such as this is beat the snot out of the game. Its the only answer for an obsessive compulsive fool such as myself. I'm really just curious to see how you folks deal with this type of thing... or whether you deal with it at all-haha

 

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