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271  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 15, 2014, 05:54:35 PM
OK, right around chapter 3 (out of 5, I think) Dust: An Elysian Tail got really good.  Stages get bigger, more interesting, less obviously linear.  Get a slide in chapter 2, wall jump in chapter 3, and double jump in chapter 4.  Those three abilities open up the other stages in a major way, and the game starts feeling like a proper metro-vania-action-platforming-adventure.  Very good times.  Gonna try and finish it later tonight. 
272  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 14, 2014, 05:57:02 PM
Playing Dust: An Elysian Tail.  Just found the underground village.  I like most of the systems in place here (combat is a delight), but I wish that the maps were a little more... elaborate.  All of the pathways are big, bold, and simple, and I like seeing big castles and caves with winding tunnels and textured layouts.  I really like Dust AET and want more like it out there, but it's not quite scratching the itch like a really good 2D Metroid or Castlevania. 
273  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zero Escape 3 might never come to fruition, no funding, aka WORST NEWS EVER! on: February 13, 2014, 12:11:02 PM
Aw, this is too bad.  I really enjoyed 999 and would play Zero Escape in a hot second if I had the hardware to play it.  Hopefully they can secure funding somehow, even if it's via crowdfunding. 
274  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: February 11, 2014, 11:54:26 PM
Oh Makoto Shinkai.  That bastard has done a pretty good job of filling the hole in my heart that was created when Satoshi Kon died.  I should watch 5 cm/s again....
275  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 11, 2014, 06:48:08 AM
I'm well aware of Sony and Fox's motivations in making new Spider-Man and X-Men films, but I don't think that the business motivations for making those films is reason enough to dismiss them.  News flash: every major studio movie ever made is a business venture intending to make money.  All movies are made by accountants.  I'd recommend reading Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman - it's a wonder that any films get made, ever. 

The Peter Parker I grew up with is a little bit more troubled and sardonic than Tobey Maguire's portrayal in the Raimi films.  I really enjoyed the second of that trilogy, but ultimately I thought the first two movies were too candy-colored and... not in quite the same Spider-Man spirit I wanted.  Spider-Man 3 was a dumpster fire of overwrought-ness and bad ideas.  I really liked Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's performances in Amazing Spider-Man, and I was a little indignant when you dismissed Garfield as either "bro" or "hipster" (not sure you even settled on one of those catch-all insults).  I'm going to see the sequel opening weekend. 

And yeah, One More Day is one of the worst storylines Marvel's ever done.  Nobody likes bringing that one up.  And people make fun of me for preferring DC's oeuvre most of the time. 

EDIT: and hey, sorry if I'm being combative, but, well, I guess I'm just a somewhat combative person that disagrees with Rob a lot. 
276  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 10, 2014, 06:43:15 PM
Bravely Default sounds like it's meeting or exceeding expectations.  Really want to play that.  

And wow, if Rob thinks that Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man is too bro or too hipster, then he doesn't know a damn thing about Spider-Man.  

And let's not forget the best not-CC not-WA RPG opening of all time: WRUUUUUuuuu
277  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 10, 2014, 06:03:55 PM
Finally knocked off Assassin's Creed II, so now it's back to Steam.  I want to finish Dust: An Elysian Tail by the end of the week.  Bring it on. 
278  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Valentine video game waifu/husbando on: February 09, 2014, 10:45:59 PM
I really liked Thousand Arms (I wish I owned a copy; rented it several years ago), but the whole relationship / forging systems seemed... flawed.  I would 1000% LOVE a Thousand Arms sequel with some more sophisticated systems in place. 
279  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 09, 2014, 10:44:32 PM
This is weird.  My computer iTunes received the podcast just fine, but my phone's podcast app can't find it at all. I usually listen to casts on my phone using earbuds, so it might be a bit more finagling before I get to it. 
280  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Valentine video game waifu/husbando on: February 09, 2014, 06:12:07 PM
A little disappointed in the lack of any Persona or Thousand Arms (ahahaha kidding on that last one) but I guess it was fun picking the BioWare character I'm most attracted to.  They didn't have my Skyrim wife in the running; that was a little disappointing. 
281  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 08, 2014, 04:04:55 PM
Yeah, I gotcha.  I'm just not sure how a demo is supposed to communicate story and characters the way you wanted it to.  I'm pretty excited about the game, though, so I guess my predisposition was more positive.  Also, story and characters are never the first thing I look for in an RPG.  Looking forward to checking out the new episode. 
282  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 07, 2014, 06:49:59 PM
The final boss of FTL can go **** a duck.
283  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: February 05, 2014, 11:20:43 PM
Featured on a recent Bombcast, the BEST pinball music ever.  Yes, apparently some pinball machines have full soundtracks, and at least one time it was THIS BITCHIN'

THE BLACK KNIGHT

I want to hear three remixes of this tune at MAGFest 2015.  Minimum. 
284  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 05, 2014, 06:51:20 PM
I deeply deeply wish we had gotten one of those ToD remakes.  The original Destiny is the worst Tales Of game by a long shot, and the remakes probably fix 90% of my issues with the clunky combat and lame character customization. 
285  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 05, 2014, 06:48:41 PM
Still plugging away at Assassin's Creed 2. 

... also started up The Walking Dead.  Currently pretty early in episode 2 (entire group is at the dairy farm), and I thiiink I know where this particular episode is going.  The mom at the farm gives me such a twisted Evil Paula Deen vibe that there is one obvious twist that's coming up soon, I think. 
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