Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 19, 2014, 01:11:47 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
RPGFan Community Quiz
Next Quiz Date: January 11, 2014
Subject: 999 (Nintendo DS)
For more information click HERE!
319177 Posts in 13033 Topics by 2145 Members
Latest Member: aew0
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 15
1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 01, 2014, 02:47:40 PM
Finished Sleeping Dogs. Man, what a blast. I enjoyed this one much more than GTA V. The fighting system, driving mechanics, and bullet time implementation made it lots of fun. The shooting system itself is meh, but not bad. Easy enough to pull off consistent head shots. The fact that you can actively ram your car into whatever you want (especially motor bikes - MUHAHAHA!!) is excellent, as well as the ability to hijack moving cars while driving one yourself. Can't comment on the accuracy of Hong Kong's layout here, but I found the environment an enjoyable one to explore and play in. Not too small, and well detailed.
All in all, I enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun, and honestly, the story is pretty good. In itself, better than a lot of other sandbox games I've played lately...

Also recently started Borderlands (the orginal). It's one of those games I almost bought a few times, but never followed through. Thankfully, a coworker lent it to me. I must say, it's addicting. Starts out slow, but picks up fast. The variety of guns and environments keeps it fresh for me. I chose the rogue/assassin character, and am about level 11 now. I could see how this would be a fun online game.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: December 10, 2013, 02:09:26 PM
http://youtu.be/7cXuWBMZfi8
Skyrim mod that changes ALL dragons with Thomas the Tank Engine.
1:50 for where the magic is about to start.  It is the greatest mod ever. xD



It's good, but IMO, the Macho Man mod is hard to beat (the chosen soundtrack admittedly helps).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bifmj1O3D24

Sorry, but I think Thomas the Tank Engine wins this one.  That toot toot!

I'd only be let down if I made it.
I can see how Thomas' whistle, static body, and cold dead eyes would be quite the fearsome encounter.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: December 10, 2013, 01:19:19 PM
http://youtu.be/7cXuWBMZfi8
Skyrim mod that changes ALL dragons with Thomas the Tank Engine.
1:50 for where the magic is about to start.  It is the greatest mod ever. xD



It's good, but IMO, the Macho Man mod is hard to beat (the chosen soundtrack admittedly helps).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bifmj1O3D24
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: December 10, 2013, 12:16:56 PM

No kidding. That's a gem. Looks like his ass got knocked out cold, or at least stunned.
5  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 10, 2013, 12:05:36 PM
Watched the first two episodes of Samurai Champloo last night. Never seen it before. So far, I'm down. The premise is interesting, and I like the 3 main characters. The hip-hop vibe reminds me of Afro Samurai, which I enjoyed.
However, the English dub dialogue is hit or miss with me. Some of the lines people spout are corny at best (enemy guards saying things like "Why, I oughta!!!" when being insulted, for instance). ~Side note: I know many would cry foul on watching animes with English dubs, but honestly, I don't want to be bothered with reading shit while trying to watch something.~
In some instances, it seems the plot is compressed to fit the show's running time, but I can deal with that.

Aside from the above nicks, I do like the show. Nice and gory. The sword fights are actually pretty realistic compared to a lot of animes, that have people jumping 30 feet in the air and such. We'll see how it plays out.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2013 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: December 10, 2013, 10:37:49 AM
Best buy has certain PS3 games on sale: here. Including GTA V; Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix; Crysis 3; etc. Free shipping on $25.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 09, 2013, 03:05:46 PM
I dunno, I'm enjoying FF13.... but does that story deserve 3 fucking games or is square just trying to break even on all the development they did on that universe and engine... ?



In these days of image over substance, there's a lot of value in a name alone...
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 09, 2013, 10:07:12 AM
Finished GTA V storyline. I don't know if it's because I really enjoyed the game, or it's actually the case, but the storyline here felt much shorter than San Andreas and GTA IV. Didn't seem like there were as many missions here as there are in the aforementioned titles... Maybe it's because there are 3 playable characters this time around, and it's spread out? I don't know, but I certainly didn't get my fill. There definitely aren't enough heist missions... I think a lot more could have been done with that. I suppose this lack of a beefy story mode is due to a heavier focus on online play (which I'm personally not at all into). Oh well. I have no regrets in purchasing at full price. It's a fantastic game. I'll come back and do some of the extra stuff later on.

Anyway, this longing for more sandbox action brought me back to a game I never finished, but absolutely enjoy: Just Cause 2. I forgot how bad ass Rico is, and how fun it is to rampage the land with the assistance of the all-too-awesome grappling hook mechanic. Incredibly fun stuff. I'm mostly done with the storyline, but there is still plenty to do.

Played a little Amalur over the weekend as well. Just to get re-associated with the control scheme, as I plan on balancing it and JC2. Gotta finish more games. Too much back log goin on.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2013 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: December 06, 2013, 02:05:45 PM
Toys R Us is selling certain 3DS games for 2/$60. Here: http://www.toysrus.com/searchHandler/index.jsp?promoId=30378906&type=trigger
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: December 06, 2013, 01:41:25 PM
Why didn't they say Happy?

Initially my thought as well. Win-win situation.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 05, 2013, 04:08:27 PM
Takin my time with GTA V, because it's just too much fun. If memory serves (and it usually doesn't), I'm a little more than halfway done with the story line. I think it's a fantastic entry in the series. It has improved on everything that sucked about GTA IV: uninteresting characters ('cept that excellent fella Brucie); bad driving mechanics; small environment; lack of vehicles; boring and repetitive missions; etc.
I usually don't do a lot of the repetitive extra activity crap in sandbox games, but some of that stuff is actually fun here. This game is simply the shit. Goes very well with 420.

I was also hoping to get back to Kingdoms of Amalur after this, but I have Assassin's Creed IV coming in today, so that will probably get sandwiched in after GTA. Dang interruptions!
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2013 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: December 03, 2013, 12:21:53 PM
Today only. For $30, Amazon has the PS3 and 360 versions of Assassin's Creed IV (apparently a huge step up from III - which I never bothered to play). I snagged a copy for myself already.
13  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 03, 2013, 12:12:42 PM
Treasure Planet - This film has always had a bad reputation. It was a box office flop, and some cite it as the start of the decline of Disney hand-drawn animated movies.
Well, I finally got around to watching it one night while browsing Netflix. Ultimately, I think it's a good film, and is underrated. I really don't get all of the negative attention it received. Don't get me wrong, it's not a "Disney masterpiece", but I enjoyed it. It's definitely better than a lot of the crap Disney has churned out before, and after.
The premise is an interesting, sci-fi twist on the whole treasure island/pirate dealie. It has likeable characters, a few of which can be related to. Being a (new-ish) father to a son, the relationship Jim has with Silver hit home for me. The combination of computer and hand-drawn animation is fun to watch, and produces some pretty cool effects. It does follow the Disney formula a bit, but the characters and story keep it from feeling stale. Good film. I do recommend it.

As Good As It Gets - I remember being intrigued by Nicholson's character back when previews for this film were on TV. Hilarious asshole!? Cool!! Never got around to seeing it until a few nights ago...
Having done so, I can now say it's one the best romantic comedies I've ever seen. I'm usually not into that genre (chick flicks), but this particular film is like an anti-romantic comedy, of sorts. It doesn't follow the conventional chick flick formula. There are lots of twists and turns before the credits roll.
The characters are all unique, and are very well acted by the cast. The dialogue is smart, and Nicholson's character is a joy to watch. He definitely deserved the Oscar he got for the role. Being a bit of a misanthrope myself, I can sort of identify with how Nicholson's character views and handles various people.
It's a really good movie. It transcends the chick flick shell it was born from, and is a refreshingly unique film. Definitely worth watching.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 21, 2013, 04:23:12 PM
A fraction of the shit that goes on in the PC game King of Dragon Pass. The game is totally awesome. Get it.

Almost did during the sale.. then had second thoughts. Glad to hear it's as good as it seems.
15  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 20, 2013, 10:58:47 AM
Identity Thief - Fucking terrible. I wish I could get back the time I spent watching this garbage. Avoid at all costs, unless consistent, incredibly low brow humor and gaping plot holes truly are your thing. I like the main actors, and some of the secondary ones as well. They were all wasted here.

Kiki's Delivery Service - Never saw this before. Just catching up on older Miyazaki works. It is a good movie with likeable characters. Looking back on the whole thing, not a lot really happens overall, but it's still a good story. It's kind of refreshing in that the only real antagonist is Kiki's doubt in herself. I believe this is a good story of inspiration and confidence that would be good for rug rats.

Secret World of Arietty - Pretty much an original anime adaptation of The Borrowers. It's a sweet film. Almost too sweet at times, but thankfully, it pulls back before it actually crosses any sugary lines. Good characters, good story. Well, the sick kid is kind of a douche, but his actions directly drive the plot, and are well explained later. The ending of the film tugged on these heart strings just a little.
Studio Ghibli really shines here. No doubt they are an incredibly talented staff of animators. They really did a great job showing the difference in how the humans and borrowers perceive their respective worlds.
EDIT: I like the instrumentation of the soundtrack. It's actually fantastic, IMO. The woman's singing voice sounds like an annoying little gnome, though...
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 15


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!