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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: November 24, 2014, 08:40:11 PM
I thought Assassin's Creed 2 was... fine.  I mean, it's a character-action-checklist game, with some parts better than others.  When the stealth's good, it's great.  The platforming / climbing is pretty good, too, and the historical settings are usually pretty interesting. 

However, the only one in the series I played was AC2, and it didn't make me want to play any more of them.  If I wanted to complete a checklist of collectible items and explore a large, beautiful space completing quests, I'd much rather play a Bethesda game, a BioWare game, or XenoBlade Chronicles. 
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Cosmic Star Heroine - a Zeboyd Games joint on: November 24, 2014, 01:12:00 PM
It's been a while, right?

This game got delayed to an undisclosed 2015 date, but they'll have a booth up for the PlayStation Experience event in early December. Several more screenshots and audio clips have been posted to their kick starter updates page. I bit the bullet and ended up donating a fair bit to design a monster for the game, splitting the bill with my best friend. Still feeling the hype!
18  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 22, 2014, 09:37:51 AM
More Dragon Age and Dragon Quest.  Juuust outside of Gotha/Granvania in DQ V, and juuuust finished the Hushed Whispers quest in Redcliffe in Inquisition.  Dorian just joined and... I think I might try and have a gay romance with him?  Maybe?  Would be a first for me in BioWare games, heh. 
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 21, 2014, 01:13:39 PM
You can buy the re-spec items from the I think materials sack? Right next to the forge. The first one cost one gold, but the others cost several hundred after that.
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Most Favourite Gaming Moments~! on: November 20, 2014, 09:19:00 PM
I'll be brief.  Unlike Aeolus, who only *said* that he'd be brief :P

Death Mountain in Chrono Trigger
Entering the second castle in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
The crumbling bridge near the end of Shadow of the Colossus
The day the world changes in Final Fantasy VI
The last stand in Red Dead Redemption
Landing on the Fallen Arm in XenoBlade
Wheatley's character turn in Portal 2
The ending to Breath of Death VII: The Beginning.  I was not expecting such a silly story to end on a poignant note. 
The very first time you walk around in Mario 64 (HOLY CRAP THIS IS THE 3D FUTURE)
The death of Papas/Pankraz in Dragon Quest V (NEVER FORGET)

I'm sure I could think of others, but there is Dragon Age: Inquisition I could be playing right now. 
21  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 19, 2014, 10:46:27 AM
I'm messing around in the Hinterlands, with a mage named Moses. I'm focusing on Spirit and Storm spells, since parlaying enemies with lightning and throwing barriers on my tanks is appealing to me.

I dunno if I can throw 100% of my concentration behind this one, though. I'm in the middle of a few other games (mostly Xenoblade) and I don't want any of them to fall by the wayside. I have a feeling that I'll play this in binges and short bursts over several months. I loved Origins and thought DA2 had some problems, but Inquisition seems like it could be lastingly good.
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 15, 2014, 12:17:30 AM
Guys, I've had a shitty year.  My girlfriend broke up with me.  My roommate contracted cancer, but should thankfully make a full recovery.  One of my co-workers died a month ago and the rest of our section has had to work overtime to pick up the slack.  One of my best friends divorced his wife, and now I can't even stand to hang out with him because he definitely cheated on her and may have abused her (his ex-wife is also a friend, but she won't tell me everything she did).  Plus I had a lot of expenses (health, house, car stuff) pile up and I was nearly broke for a few weeks traveling out of the country to attend a friend's wedding.  All of that happened between December 2013 and September 2014. 

But it's looking up!  I just got promoted at work and will be joining a new office after New Years.  I'm going on dates again for the first time in ages.  My roommate is in the process of moving back in (he was living with his folks so his mom could take care of him for most of his illness).  My asshole ex-friend is still around, but his ex-wife is doing very well.  Money's still tight, but a little better overall.  And RPGFan recently hired me to a writing/editing position.  Sorry to get all whiny for a bit, but I'm finally in a decent headspace, heh.  First time in months. 
23  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: November 13, 2014, 11:08:04 PM
Lonely Rolling Star, from Katamari Damacy.  That soundtrack is an all-time classic. 
24  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 12, 2014, 09:26:14 PM
I started up a new playthrough of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride over the weekend, and I just reached Granvania / Gotha.  It's my third run of the game, second on the DS.  I mean, I mostly do it for the hero's journey in this story.  It feels more personal than other DQ games.  Also, monster recruiting. 
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 11, 2014, 01:45:41 AM
ERB debuted the Ghostbusters vs. Mythbusters episode earlier today: - the rhymes aren't great in this episode, but it's a good ensemble bit. 

And because why not, here's a Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars joint that's currently stuck in my head: [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StIN75qfFZ8]Uptown Funk
26  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 08, 2014, 12:24:22 AM
I thought about playing Mass Effect 2 today, since it's N7 and all, but I ended up starting a new game of Dragon Quest V DS instead.  Not sure how that happened.  Beaten that game once on S.Famicom emulators and once on the DS; it's tied with DQ VIII as my favorite in the series. 
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGForums, by the numbers (AKA Josh goes meta all over everybody's asses) on: November 07, 2014, 05:50:47 PM
Alright! Fess up. Which among you are the wise guys? Eh.
...how would the people ignoring you know that you asked them to fess up?  I guess they know now, since I quoted you and they can read that.  Unless they ignore me too.  Damn.  I may have blown my own mind.  I need to lie down a bit....
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: November 05, 2014, 11:51:40 PM
Yep, all good vibes around here.  Except for that whole going to the wrong university in the SEC.  We all can't be perfect...

...and clearly that applies to my Gamecocks this year.
My roommate is a Gamecocks alum and he's already so done that it isn't even fun giving him the business.  But don't feel bad.  I attended one of those "is it basketball season yet?" ACC schools. 
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2014 on: November 01, 2014, 12:44:19 PM
Ahaha, been awhile since I updated this.  I got sidetracked by life a little the past few months. 

1. Ys Seven
2. Rayman Origins
3. Assassin's Creed II
4. Dust: An Elysian Tail
5. The Walking Dead (season one)
6. Frog Fractions
7. Mortal Kombat (2011)
8. Digital Devil Saga
9. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
10. Persona 3: Portable (FeMC)
11. Sonny
12. Sonny 2
13. Dragon Age: Origins
14. Dragon Age: Origins: Awakening
15. Retro Game Challenge
16. Batman: Arkham City
17. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
18. Bravely Default
19. Persona 2: Innocent Sin
20. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
21. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Next up is (hopefully!) XenoBlade or BioShock Infinite. 
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Halloween on: October 31, 2014, 07:42:41 PM
A couple of my co-workers decided to make giving candy to trick-or-treaters a drinking game.  Down a shot if Elsa or Olaf (from Frozen) came to your door. 
Me and my roommate would be dead if that happened.  Elsa and Olaf are the two biggest costumes.  Third is probably Katniss (mostly teenagers). 
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