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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: Today at 10:22:45 AM »
Snapple in plastic is a strange concept. I rarely drink the stuff, but it's difficult to think of it being in anything other than glass.


Soda from Mexico is awesome. Squirt from there is fantastic, especially. Makes the local stuff seem crappy by comparison, which it is.

So if you only needed two removed...what happened to the other two?
Only had 2 wisdom teeth, other 2 didn't grow in apparently. Small miracles, huh?

Apparently, some people get different amounts of wisdom teeth. My brother in law never got any. Lucky bastard. I had my fantastic four taken out at one time, so they knocked me out for it.

General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:39:24 PM »
If a kid threw a water bottle out the bus window and it hit his car, the guy certainly has a right to be pissed but this is overreacting on the level of using a blowtorch to kill a housefly. 

No kidding. Impulsive, much?
No matter the reason, trying to assault a bus full of kids is not going to work out well for you.

In our day, we would throw refrigerator magnets. ;)

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 10, 2017, 10:29:00 AM »
Fatal Frame 2 - Just started chapter 4. Not the scariest game I've ever played, but it definitely has its moments. It's more of a slow burn/keep you on edge kind of thing. The atmosphere is consistently top notch. Rarely have I felt a lull. I remember reading a review in which the reviewer wrote that the town is a character in itself. I couldn't agree more. As for actual apparitions, the broken neck lady creeped me out the most so far.
The camera mechanic is pretty cool. I like that it forces you to get close to things from which you would normally run. What's dumb though is that by default, character movement switches to the right stick when you go into camera mode. Thank the gods that can be changed. I didn't realize that until close to the end of chapter 2 though, so until then, I was running around like a headless ding dong while trying to take pictures of stuff that was trying to kill me. I dig the whole passive ghosts that quickly pop out for bonus pictures aspect, but the damn twin sister photo bombs my shots half the time. I like her company in the game, but I also like that I have clear shots when she is missing.

Magna Carta 2 - Just took out the boss behind the Wailing Gate in Oldfox Canyon. Super easy fight, but it is among the first boss fights in the game, so I suppose that's understandable. I've been keeping Juto; Zephie; and Argo as the party. Crocell is a douche.
I can see what reviews mean when they say this is just a decent RPG. It's not great, but it's definitely not bad. Fighting is fun. Although, more enemy variety would be nice. The crafting and customization side of the game works well, and has decent variety, without feeling tedious. Side quests are generally run-of-the-mill, but they aren't as pointless and annoying as those in Xenoblade, and they can provide good rewards.
I do have to point out that a lot of the music in the game is quite good, as I mentioned in the Random VGM thread. Some songs are uninspired, but others stand out nicely. Props to the composer(s).

The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:59:57 AM »
Magna Carta 2. Azabet city music. Love it.

That game has a very underrated soundtrack...practically unknown

'Tis a shame, really. Some of it really stands out.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:55:56 AM »
I took time off of work for absolutely no good reason.

Not being at work is plenty good reason.

The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM
« on: October 09, 2017, 04:26:20 PM »
Magna Carta 2. Azabet city music. Love it.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 04, 2017, 12:19:18 PM »
Used to do this, but then the industry decided to move away from releasing everything in November to releasing it all end of September through the beginning of October.

 So you are blaming the gaming industry, when the obvious issue here is your own lack of self control?

*Yes, I'm being facetious.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:29:36 PM »
It's that time of year again. ...Time to play some scary games. Anyone else doing so this season?
I have Fatal Frame 2 and Among the Sleep lined up this time. If I have time, I'll finally get to Alan Wake as well. Aside from finishing the first level of AtS like over a year ago, I've never played any of these before.
I'm a bit excited about Fatal Frame 2, as many have said it is one of the scariest games they have ever played. I say bring it on. I'd actually like to do a "let's play", but in the end, I don't have the patience or equipment for something like that.
Looking forward to the scares!

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 03, 2017, 10:39:24 AM »
I used to play so much Modnation, man.  It was so cool downloading all different kinds of tracks and characters.  But after dozens of hours with it and trying tons of different stuff, I kept coming back to the same conclusion: it's just not that fun to actually race.  It just doesn't give the same kind of tight, satisfying feedback that I get from Mario Kart.  And the weapons aren't really fun either.  Blah.

Still have me quite a few hours of decent entertainment, though.

I can totally see how the game can lose its appeal fast. For now though, I still got a bunch of stuff to unlock, and I'm sure my little buddy is gonna want many more track-making sessions. I actually enjoy the racing itself, but I agree that the weapons are kind of meh.
Considering I bought the game used for 10 bones, I already got more than my money's worth.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: October 02, 2017, 01:12:12 PM »
I was sick over the weekend, and the wife was busy with her garage sale, so there was a whole lot of nothing-gettin'-done on my end. My son and I played the shit out of Modnation Racers as I recuperated. It's a pretty good kart racer, but what really sets it apart is that you can create your own tracks. I wish more racing games would let you do that (although I get why that would be less feasible with simulators). We spent hours taking turns building tracks, and racing on them. Great times. Reminds me of the good ol' days of playing Jaguar XJ220.

Magna Carta 2 - Didn't make much progress. Took care of Juto's first official assignment: Werewolf trouncing. Thankfully, Juto finally changed out of his bum clothes. However, the new boots are straight up stupid. Oh well.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:03:33 PM »
We already know where you stand on "big business", Rucks. No buzz-killing allowed on Fridays.

This isn't a deal, but Amazon currently has the Switch in stock. I've been hearing they're still kind of hard to get (not sure if that's true or not), so get 'em while the gettin' is good.

**EDIT: Available for Prime members only

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:48:33 AM »
I gotta admit, I love my Best Buy card. It has helped me to afford things that I wouldn't have cash for up front ('cuz children are crazy expensive, yo). As long as I pay off the loan on time, no interest is charged. I'm actually planning on using it this coming holiday season to snag a PS4 Pro for my son and I.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 27, 2017, 02:18:35 PM »
My bad. I didn't notice it.
I told you guys, I went at the start of september. I have to get two wisdom teeth pulled and 1 tooth needs a cap. I asked the dentist however to hold off on amy procedures that may inhibit my ability to train at the gym until after the plane pull. I'm "SCHEDULED" for a follow up in november, but after this saturday I'm going to push for a closer date.

My bad. I did not catch that. Good on you. You'll definitely be thankful once the shit is said and done.

Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:53:59 AM »
Forever cursed with Lost Odyssey.
-I buy it new 10 years ago. I (stupidly) lend it to a guy before finishing it, and he moves away without giving it back.
-Some years later, I purchase a used copy online, and the fourth disc is missing. Finally get re-credited after a stupid long battle with the seller. Didn't want to bother with buying it again after that.
-Earlier this year, I buy it used online again. I play through to the 4th disc, aaaaaaaand it's entirely unreadable. Thankfully, this seller has been much more professional about returns than the last.
I'm done with the damn game. Not buying it again. I ended up reading the rest of the plot on Wikipedia, and moved onto...

Magna Carta 2 - Holy crap does this game have some uncanny valley character design. Maybe that's how Koreans do, but I'm a few hours in, and it's still a bit unsettling to me. The large boobs are very much appreciated, though. The English voice acting is rather wooden, but of course, still better than good ol' Milla. The battle system is kind of neat. Especially when "chains" come into play. Anyway, just got off Highwind Island. Checking out the city/town of Azabet. Meeting new and interesting annoying people.

Gran Turismo 6 - Getting to the point that I do in all racing sims - where it's not that much fun anymore. That appears to be the International A (IA) class. I've finished most of the International B (IB) races at this point, and I'm happy as it is with how difficult some of them were.
Now with the IA class, the races are too long, and very tiny mistakes (even early on) can cost you a race. I understand that's how real racing is, but there's a reason I never took up real racing in real life. Anyway, now I'm gonna try to finish up the IB class races, and then I think I'll just focus on buying cheaper cars, and making them ridiculously powerful. ...Makes me wish you could do engine swaps, like in Forza.

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