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4846  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: April 28, 2008, 08:46:10 PM
Got P3 Fes yesterday.

This is the third time I've started this bloody game. I *will* finish it.
4847  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: April 28, 2008, 06:17:47 PM
Heh

Nice reference to UNIT dating. Interesting to see UNIT again.

Would've been nice to see Bessie. No mention of the Brig? :(

More mention of the Timewar, interesting.

Overall, good episode. Nice to see the Sontarans again.

I wasn't disappointed.
4848  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 28, 2008, 05:30:46 PM
Quote from: "Blace"
Watched No Country for Old Men today. Movie was awesome except for the ending, which I hated with a passion. The last few movies I have watched have the left the ending to the viewers imagination and it is really starting to tick me off. Oh well, still a good movie.


I wouldn't say there's much to imagine at all.

Code:
Josh Brolin's character gets killed. Then his wife gets killed. Murderer escapes, Tommy Lee Jones retires and wonders if the world is a good place


The End.

It wasn't a smack you in the face ending, but an ending nonetheless.

On the plane home I watched

Juno
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood (Now *that's* a movie with no ending)
Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story


It was a 14 hour flight from Hong Kong to Toronto.
4849  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Namco plans to resurrect Splatterhouse on: April 28, 2008, 05:27:01 PM
Quote from: "Tooker"
Quote from: "Hathen"
I dunno, wouldn't it be hard to find ammo in a game franchise where you traditionally chainsaw down ghouls and monsters?

The only other humans in the game have always only been the ones you try the save.


Ol' Jacky boy could get frothed up over Nintendogs if he tried...


Considering what he said about the Sims, you're exactly right.
4850  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Horror RPGs on: April 28, 2008, 05:25:44 PM
Pretty much already been said here but

Koudelka
Shadow Hearts 1 (which was very Lovecraftian)
Persona games  (particularly Persona 2)
Parasite Eve 1 & 2

Which is a shame, because I'd like to see more of a blending of the two.
4851  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Top 5 RPGs everyone loves to hate on: April 28, 2008, 05:22:38 PM
FF 8 - Deservedly so. Most ridiculous plot in the history of RPGs.

Legend of Dragoon - More generic than a Tales game and the worst fighting system in the history of RPGs. I like bits of the soundtrack though. (I own it)

Xenosaga II - Which is too bad. The first disc actually isn't that bad, and I liked the more "harder" sci fi feel of it. The second disc just drags and drags and the battle system gets sludgier and sludgier to use. Pretty disappointing.

FF X - Now this is the one I don't get. I understand why people found Tidus whiny, but the game itself was great. It seemed like they made a real effort to differentiate this game from the PS1 games and try new stuff. Voice acting was great, as was the battle system. This one I just don't get. I guess it was "cool" to bash Square at this point.

Suikoden III - Now this is another one I don't get. The story was the most "adult" of the three games. And there was a real payoff for people who had played all three games when they discovered who the villain was. Yet all people did was bitch about Thomas and the battle system. (Well, the battle system I can understand)
4852  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Namco plans to resurrect Splatterhouse on: April 25, 2008, 12:21:56 AM
It's going to be a Jack Thompson wankfest when this game comes out.
4853  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: April 25, 2008, 12:20:11 AM
I thought it was pretty meh. But not terrible. Just filler.

Partially I think it's because I'm waiting so eagerly for next week's episode.
4854  The Rest / General Discussions / Tell me something... on: April 25, 2008, 12:18:37 AM
I'm writing from Hong Kong.

I hated my job, I hated Taiwan.

I quit, I'm heading home to get a summer job and a cheap sublet from some desperate uni student.
4855  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: April 24, 2008, 12:33:15 PM
Espanol - Laibach
4856  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever wondered what dentists do when they put you to sleep? on: April 24, 2008, 06:33:32 AM
Quote from: "Hathen"

I really hate it when people decide to take their misfortunes and exaggerate them like this. I agree what happened to her sucks, but reading articles like this just pisses me off because I know there's going to be people that fall for the whole "GAWD DOCTORS SUCK" mentality that it creates.


I agree with you, although when I had pins taken out of my wrist, the doctors wouldn't give me anesthetic because they had to know if it was hurting me too much, in case they were doing nerve damage.

It fucking *sucked*.
4857  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever wondered what dentists do when they put you to sleep? on: April 23, 2008, 08:34:58 PM
Quote from: "Blace"

How do you not have wisdom teeth? I didn't think that was possible...


It is, just rare.

I'm more highly evolved than the rest of you.
4858  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever wondered what dentists do when they put you to sleep? on: April 23, 2008, 08:08:39 AM
Quote from: "Blace"
Dear god that would be awful. I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled last year, and if they would have left me in the room on anesthesia I would have been freaking out more than that lady was


Thankfully, I don't have any wisdom teeth - as in I have never had any.

I'm grateful I don't have to go through that crap .
4859  The Rest / General Discussions / Putting Together the 'History of RPGs' on: April 20, 2008, 01:34:34 AM
From Kotaku

Putting Together the 'History of RPGs' Class Michael Abbott of The Brainy Gamer is putting together an undergraduate seminar on the history of the RPG (fun!), and the whole process of deciding what games to include and the reasons for that is pretty interesting admittedly, I find syllabus construction to be an interesting process that can tell you a lot about the person teaching the class (and a simple fact of life for those of us who want to stay in the Ivory Tower). He's put together a lengthy list of RPGs that will be whittled down (with some assistance from helpful readers) to 15 titles that will fulfill his criteria:

Historical scope - I want to expose students to the historical arc of RPGs, reflecting their origins and evolution. I realize I could spend weeks on mimesis, Tolkien, PnP Dungeons and Dragons, etc., but I'm keen to get them playing and studying electronic games as soon as possible.

Breadth - It's important that I provide students with a wide range of RPG games encompassing a variety of gameplay and design variations. The syllabus needn't be a "greatest hits" collection. A classic like Chrono Trigger may or may not make the list depending on how many other Square-developed SNES JRPG titles make the list ....

Impact - I want to assign games that have made a notable impact or illustrate important transitions in the evolution of the medium



I'm curious to see the eventual syllabus, and Abbott has promised to keep readers in the loop regarding the final product, as well as the bibliography and reading list for the class. Sounds like exactly the kind of class I'd love to audit to offset the thrilling excitement of "The Postwar and the Idea of Japan: History and Historiography."


Also sounds like he wants people to do his work for him.
4860  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 19, 2008, 07:34:51 PM
The Last Unicorn.
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