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1  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: Today at 10:47:49 AM
I freakin' love the opening theme to Bojack Horseman. I was very much delighted to find out that it's a whole instrumental piece, which I instantly purchased from Amazon. Sounds fantastic in my car.
I wouldn't even know how to categorize it, really. Jazz R&B Fusion ...or something? Like, I could totally hear A Tribe Called Quest rapping over some parts of this. It was composed by the drummer for the Black Keyes, to whom I've never paid much attention. Either way, great stuff.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikpc1BN4nN8



2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Is open-world too open? on: September 02, 2015, 01:01:15 PM
Open world games are my favorite. I love them *in moderation*. What I appreciate most is the the freedom to do nearly anything and go nearly anywhere from the get-go. Really lets you immerse yourself through the power of choice.
However, I emphasize "in moderation" because I do admit there is such a thing as "too open" with some of these games. One can easily get burnt out on having a lack of clear direction/purpose for an extended period of time (happened to me recently with Skyrim). As mecharobot (I believe that's his s/n) recently said, he gets the important missions out of the way early for that reason. Makes sense to me. You don't want to get tired of playing the game before you even know what it's really about. All that being said, I seriously can't wait for Fallout 4 and Just Cause 3!

I can appreciate linear games with a good story and/or character development, but for all out fun (the main reason I play video games), gimme that big wide playground.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 02, 2015, 10:34:46 AM
Some of us appreciate the "slippery" nature of DD. It's sort of a drifter's paradise, in a sense. You can go around a good portion of a track sideways. Fun as hell. I'd also disagree about item balance. Items in Wii seem overpowered.
Either way, I play MK games for fun, and DD is much more fun for me to play than MK Wii. That makes it the superior MK game in my eyes. Some of the things you prefer about the Wii version, I see as things that "stiffened" it up in comparison to DD. I was exaggerating a bit when I said "garbage", but MK Wii is a clear step down, IMO.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 02, 2015, 09:49:36 AM
I live less than 10 minutes from where the police officer was slain in Fox Lake, IL yesterday morning. Sucks that they haven't found the perps yet... I know that the likelihood of anything happening to me or my family is pretty low, but it still puts you at a bit of an edge. I'm sure as shit glad I have an alarm on my house.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Great RPGfan Cook Off! on: September 01, 2015, 04:54:08 PM
Guess I'm alone in actually liking cauliflower. Even plain. To me, it's broccoli's more delicious cousin.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 01, 2015, 09:47:38 AM
= There is one 'best' Mario Kart and it's Double Dash, bar none.
HA!  Definitely the worst Mario Kart of them all.  A brilliant unpopular opinion.

You're thinking of Mario Kart Wii, which is garbage compared to DD.


Mario Kart Wii is the best one.  DD is awful.  Come at me bro.

I'm not going to hate on you for having terrible taste in Mario Kart games.

I'm also not made of stone. I will admit that I appreciate MK Wii's vehicle and track variety over DD. That's it, though...
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 31, 2015, 10:51:16 AM
= There is one 'best' Mario Kart and it's Double Dash, bar none.
HA!  Definitely the worst Mario Kart of them all.  A brilliant unpopular opinion.

You're thinking of Mario Kart Wii, which is garbage compared to DD.
8  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 31, 2015, 10:38:33 AM
Resonance of Fate - Finished out Chapter 6. I've completed all of the Chapter 7 side missions at this point, but haven't tackled the main one yet. I've spent a lot of these two chapters grinding; exploring; and working on the infinite money trick. I'm up to about 5 million smackaroos now... wondering if it's enough.
I ventured through the Dakota Vein area on level 9, going on the rumor that there was a weapon there. Indeed there was: another machine gun. I quickly learned that equipping someone with two modded machine guns (geared towards charge time) can really turn the tides of battle. It almost feels like cheating at this point, and I didn't even pay for that gun.


Alundra

Thought I just had the boss left in that desert temple I was talking about, turns out there was still more to the dungeon. After the bullshit day I had yesterday, I didn't have the patience for one of the game's puzzles and quit, probably for good. My biggest problem with the game is that for a lot of the puzzles, the game will give you a vague solution, then have you figure out just what the puzzle actually is supposed to be. Like if you combined Zelda with Jeopardy.

Don't blame you. I borrowed that game from a buddy back when it was new. Never would have finished it without the aid of GameFAQs. I remember it being incredibly frustrating at times...

Oddly enough, I enjoyed Alundra 2 much more.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 29, 2015, 11:58:45 AM
Once you get used to real peanut butter, Jif is like the grossest stuff ever.

(Jif is like if you mix really gritty gram flour with marmite/vegemite and too much vegetable oil).

I grew up on Jif style crap, thinking I didn't like peanut butter all that much... Then as an adult I tried the natural stuff, and realized I freakin' love peanut butter.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which "Tales of" games have you played more than once? on: August 28, 2015, 01:37:17 PM
Symphonia and and it's sequel(?), Dawn of the new World. Played through each twice. Why the latter more than once? Probably because I didn't have many other games to play at the time. That, and I wanted to get the best possible frienemies.
I have not finished any other Tales games. I do have copies of Graces f and Vesperia... They just haven't made their way out of the back log yet.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Great RPGfan Cook Off! on: August 28, 2015, 10:40:43 AM
When adding broccoli to mac n cheese, I blanch it and then add it at the end when mixing everything together. I don't know if that would work well for a baked dish, though...
Typically, I like to prepare mac n cheese with broccoli; onion powder; garlic powder; and crushed red pepper.
12  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: August 27, 2015, 05:52:47 PM
Song of the moment is "7 Wounds" by Inkblott.  It's like Mudvayne (Inkblott's bassist pounds!), only more proggy, more mathy, and more intense.  I also get a bit of a Car Bomb vibe from them, and they're a pretty mathy band.   

https://soundcloud.com/inkblott-band

Not bad. I'm digging the music itself (especially the rhythm section), but the vocalist is kind of weak... In the sense that he sounds like a generic metal vocalist - nothing really stands out about him. Could just be the production, or something lost in transcoding to soundcloud quality.
Just my opinion/taste, of course.

EDIT: He seems more impressive and natural in "Hearts Blooming." I'll keep an ear on these dudes.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 27, 2015, 10:39:53 AM
Ideally, I'd want to live in a condo- smaller property, less maintenance (HOA takes care of landscaping and inside I'm not spending all day cleaning the entire house),

Gah. I despise HOAs. Greedy sons of bitches. I understand why that situation is preferable for you in theory, but I will never again live in an HOA-serviced community. I lived in a condo for over a decade, and those fucks raised the monthly fee by over $100 over that time, with almost nothing to show for it. Still continued to hire the cheapest landscapers; seal coaters; etc., and incessantly tried to blame their inability to effectively manage and maintain the property on the residents. You could forget about calling them for absolutely anything at all, as they would always be incredibly condescending; apathetic; and unwilling to listen. Doesn't matter what it was about. Just a bunch of money hungry pricks.
I'm very happy to do house and yard maintenance on my own property these days. Makes me feel like I'm doing something constructive, heh. Hopefully your experience with HOAs will be much more positive.
14  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 26, 2015, 01:46:42 PM
I keep playing FFX-2...why am I finding this game so fun?  Most of the minigames are migraine-inducing.

Cuz you're a girl, and that game involves you dressing your barbies in several pretty little outfits, duh.

/facetious
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 26, 2015, 01:43:44 PM
Animals commonly adopt different species into their litters. Why would it be any more uncommon forna human to regard an animal as an adopted child? It's odd, but it's nature...

Oh, don't worry, all three cats are still very much like cats (and not the dumb sort), but they're just very important to their owners for various reasons. And I get that. Cats don't judge (well, not by human standards anyway), offer company, and well, they're living things. Once you take them in, you feel this obligation to take good care of them, right? It gives you some purpose. Sure, it may be extremely minor, but a happy pet makes your own life a little happier as well, so...

You guys have good points, and there is no argument here. I didn't mean to sound so judgmental (just a little was my intention). When Tomara had mentioned something akin to organizing play dates and such, I immediately thought of those bat shit crazy people who personify the shit out of their pets. Either way, the parental kind of connection to an animal is obviously something I don't fully comprehend, as I've never kept any pets as an adult. I opted to have much more expensive and disrespectful human kids instead.

^ remember when we were debating whether or not we'd have IRL done what Joel did at the end of The Last of Us?  And I couldn't comprehend how anyone could go through with that and you were all "that's because you don't have kids, bruh"

Welcome to the other side of the coin my friend.

I'd honestly be surprised if you didn't scuff the floor, flipping that table as hard as you did. Waiting on that one, huh?
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