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871  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Earthbound now out on Wii U VC (seriously) on: July 26, 2013, 03:45:48 PM
I can't believe people are paying $10 for a romdump.

I can believe it. I pay ridiculous amounts of money to enjoy playing my games exactly how I want to play them knowing full well there are more cost effective ways to go about it. This is no different. Rewind a few years and the whole reason I got Wii in the first place was because Secret of Mana became available for download.

Some folk just are not comfortable, willing, or know how to go about playing via less "legitimate" methods. This makes me happy because in the end it helps deflate the price of original carts/discs/games for collectors (such as myself).

For the vast majority of consumers, a 10 dollar romdump being available for download right on their system is a godsend in contrast to the price tag of an original SNES cart if said consumer even has a working SNES (which they probably dont).

Now the price tags that are associated with certain titles, not available for DL on any network astounds me a bit.. yet I pay those prices begrudgingly as well. Reference: Suikoden 2 anyone?

We can't take our coinage with us and I can think of quite a few worse ways to blow 10 buck than on earthbound..... hell, I can walk down to convenient and blow 10 buck on a midnight snack that would yield nothing but a tummy ache. And while cheese flavored Puf n' Corn, a donut and chocolate milk may be tasty, it won't prove nearly as inspiring as a playthrough of one of the best RPG's to grace the 16 bit era.

But what really gets me is the amount I spent on Tales of Graces outfits. I bought em all. For those who don't know, it ran me more then the game itself.
872  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 25, 2013, 05:41:20 PM
If there's anything you should spend good money on is pillows. I just bought two expensive ones and tried them out in an inaugural nap...


For realzies.  I used not to care until I found some $20 one at Sam's Club and gave it a whirl.  I doubt I could comfortably sleep on anything else now.  I think it's one of those tempurpedic ones or somthing.  It's firm, but has a nice give to it.  So amazing.

Pillows and bedding in general should never be skimped out on. Quality of sleep directly correlates with quality of life IMO...

1st: Poster photo bomb.

Thanks again for the advice on the pics! I was going with the 1st pic for here and facebook on account of your votes and the fact that the lower clarity of photo 2 bothers me... however I am now going to switch back to my photon ava on here because I  can't stand having to look at myself.
873  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 25, 2013, 04:12:11 PM
You guys rock! Thank you so much for the prudent replies :)
874  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 25, 2013, 01:59:28 PM
Strangely, that girl meets world news made my day :) Thanks for that D!!

And now my friends I need your help. Between these two awesomely creepy photos of me which would make a better Avatar for a little facebook contest? In truth I like both and want to use both, so whichever I don't use on facebook I'm going to use here but I just can't decide which to go with.... the contest is for my clients, first one to figure out what the hat is from gets a free halloween tattoo this year from a selection of a few disgaea monsters in celebration of D2.

Here are the pics.

I'm time restricted (long story) and must decide by this afternoon!! Ack...

In other news (that is far less interesting then girl meets world) I woke up with affection in my heart for another human being earlier this week... a female no less... something I have not felt in many years. What an ugly distracting feeling this is. I thought it would pass but it didn't. So what is a Klyde to do? Well I went explained the strange dream the prompted the infatuation and explained the only course of action I could see to take was teaching her to tattoo so she can tattoo her name on me. Strange I know, but I like wearing bad tattoos. I am not cool enough in my own mind to wear cool tattoos-LoL

The result? Shes totally down for it and I am STOKED!
875  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: July 24, 2013, 06:58:58 PM
I hate my PSN name... Triscal-Goddess... I didn't know I'd be stuck with it when I made it on a whim many moons ago.

Anyhow, I have a somewhat flexible schedule. So I'll make myself available to whomever will have me.
876  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Is the PS3 Super Slim worth it? on: July 24, 2013, 06:52:02 PM
I've had a strange but consistent experience with sony consoles. The smaller they are, the shorter their respective lifespan-LoL

But I kid you not!! Truly my loud, fat Ps2's all outlasted the slimmer varieties and I have 2 launch model PS3 60 gigs still working just fine to this day without any fixes or refurbs.

EDIT: Don't ask why I own/have owned so much sony hardware... I have spending problems...
877  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: WARRIORS of OZ on: July 24, 2013, 06:48:38 PM
@ natros...

Just keep sporting that Al Bundy avatar and you can have any opinion you want... that avatar makes me happy :)
878  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: July 24, 2013, 04:02:26 PM
Alright I freakin' give.... day 1 for me too. I'll put tales on hold and focus on this first to play with some of you fine folk. Just tell me when to be on to play and consider me a sword for hire day 1 if anyone would be kind enough to have me :)

NOTE: I may need some help or instruction... I've never done any online multiplayer before... is it tricksy business?

2nd NOTE: I'm serious about letting me know a time and whatnot too. I'd be pleased as punch if anyone cared to coordinate a Dragons Crown play date with me.

3rd NOTE: Let me reiterate the fact that I may possibly will require some hand holding.
879  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 24, 2013, 03:56:08 PM
My favorite ep of Sorcerer Hunters is definitely episode 5 "A Dreamy Girl at Lakeside."  That adventure was not in the manga, but it's easily my favorite Sorcerer Hunters adventure.  Probably because it sweetly highlighted the trait I find most admirable in Carrot.  (And, no, it's not his impeccable taste in women or his fearless perseverance.)     

Kinda interesting how in some movies and TV shows, some of the cooler moments are the ones not in the books.  Like in Godfather, the "leave the gun, don't forget the cannolis" scene is iconic and awesome, but was never in the book.  My favorite scene in the Game of Thrones show was when Jon Snow and Sam Tarly were talking about girls and how Jon didn't want to get a girl pregnant and make another bastard and Sam says, "So... you didn't know where to put it!"  Not in the book, but a great scene. 

Episode 5 totally reveals another side to Carrot, serving well to frame him off with more redeeming and traditional hero/MC qualities early on in the series. I appreciate this in that it makes me see him as more than simply comic relief and helps break his character from a somewhat cliche mold in which he is initially cast. In fact I give credit to the series thus far for not allowing any of the main heroes to fall prey to being neatly categorized or cliche. Initially the cast appeared weak but entertaining to me but now, by episode 11, they are becoming more "themselves" in my eyes and proving very original and "strong" for lack of a better way to put it.

I'll report back with my favorite eps/scenes when I dig a wee bit deeper :)
880  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: WARRIORS of OZ on: July 23, 2013, 08:52:48 PM
sorry to be a debbie downer about it but I'm calling it like I see it.

That's cool. Everyone has their own opinion, of course. Just like I happen to think (and have actually stated here previously) Return to Oz sucks ass. =P

In regards to this topic... It's kind of a neat idea IMO, but we all know the execution will be garbage. Calling it now.

One step away from a banning. You have to have at least 1000 posts to have an opinion.

Yea I am shooting to earn my "one" opinion pretty soon :)

Its gonna be "that compile hearts/idea factory can make an uber-quality game".

At 2000 my next opinion is going to be...ready?....here it comes!!

"Breath of Fire 2 actually IS an uber-quality game!!"

I can't reveal what my opinion at 3000 is going to be for fear that you guys may stop taking me seriously if I give too much away too soon...

Yes-sir, I've got it aaaaaaalllll figured out :)

Those wheeler guys freaked me right the heck out when I was a kid.

Those wheeler guys freak me out as an adult.
881  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: WARRIORS of OZ on: July 23, 2013, 05:22:47 PM
this is disturbing to me. what the hell happened to the oz of my childhood?

of all the "oz" that has come to pass since "return to oz" (which was awesome btw) staring a young Fairuza Balk as Dorothy (she was my particular favorite dorothy) I predict this to be the most epic of fails.

sorry to be a debbie downer about it but I'm calling it like I see it.
882  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 23, 2013, 05:16:49 PM
Klyde- Glad you're enjoying Sorcerer Hunters, buddy.  Tira Misu is one of my favorite character designs. 

Wow we really do have similar tastes! I was just coming here to rant for a moment about how much I love Tira and Dotta.

But I am jumping the gun. My Sorcerer Hunters DVD collection arrived and first impressions are very positive.

I am 10 eps in and LOVE this series. It is so thick with classic 90's fantasy anime tone it prompted me to put my mother 3 play-through on hold for an immediate Secret of Mana romp!-LoL

This is like the first three seasons of Slayers to me if Slayers had better humor, a better cast and a better dub. And I really appreciated Slayers.

Its super-rare for something I don't have memories of from childhood to incite such nostalgic pleasure for me. But this does the trick boy!!
883  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Yumina the Ethereal: A new ecchi JRPG for Agarest War fans on: July 19, 2013, 03:22:49 PM
I think Valkyrie Profile was the first and only TriAce game to have accomplished a good story (but did so with the sort of "muddiness" of a lot of early RPGs).

....Why do so many people play games for story?  I think playing the new 10's era of Atelier games made me dumber,but hot diggity, was alchemy fun.  Same for most of Tri Ace or Tri-Crescendo titles, or even Namdai.

I can forgive lack of a decent story in the wake of a decent cast of characters. In fact, with a good enough cast to get wrapped up in, provided dialogue is also good, I can totally overlook a flawed/boring/cliche' plot.  Couple a good cast with good gameplay and I'll be happy as a lark over-throwing innumerable evil empires time and time again.

Case and point. The Tales series. I can't say any of the games in the series  proved terribly memorable for me in terms of plot. Yet, Tales stands as one of my favorite franchises by far with a host of characters I'll never forget and, hands down, some of the best gameplay in the realm of JRPG's period.'

Getting hooked by a good story is the exception for me. I love when it happens but VERY seldom does it really occur. Most recently (for me personally, having just played them this year) persona 2 IS and EP reached a level of "stellar" in terms of plot that enabled me to overlook the excruciating gameplay.

Then of course there are titles that get me without a mondo-cool-cast or decent story and shine by merit of environments, soundtracks or gameplay. Secret of Mana immediately comes to mind.

In short, the point of what I am saying is the ultimate truth for me personally is that while it is the "gelling" of these various qualities in games that make for an enjoyable experience, it need only have a few of these qualities reach an "exceptional" level to have a really great time with the title. This of course holds true for me ONLY with JRPGS.... Anything else (WRPGS, or other genres) need to be uterly fantastic in every regard to hold my attention. Sometimes I don't think I would even play video games if not for JRPGs *shrug*... good to know what trips your trigger I suppose.

Ok thats enough... I'm rambling now... notice the increase in ellipses...
884  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 17, 2013, 08:09:10 PM
Thanks for your kind words in regards to my collection, friends :)

In truth though, I must admit that for as cool as it all looks, upkeep and maintenance of such decor is a bitch... dusting proves far more arduous a task then ever it should, let me tell ya what. But the effort is worth the nostalgic joy that fills my heart when I occupy my quarters. I try very hard to maintain "good energy" in my house. That means nothing but gaming and anime decor and NO FIGHTING EVER. I won't even argue with someone on the phone in my house... makes for terrible stigma...

Am I a weirdo??? Yes. Bat s**t crazy as I might be though, I am indeed a happy weirdo.
885  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 16, 2013, 07:33:40 PM
I want to visit different countries and have Klyde make me tattoos of the places I've been.

In this dream I've gained 20 lbs of muscle so I look rad with crazy tattoos

This would make for some AWESOME tattoo work! And believe it or not I can help in both regards! A little known fact about me is that I am a closet sports nutrition/science NUT!!! (seriously, its a sick obsession)

I love new "science projects"... something so rewarding about helping someone transform their body, whom never thought it possible, into that of a greek adonis.


If I had even a drop of sexual desire left to the empty well of my labido I'd totally pay you for your panties :) LoL
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