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4876  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Valkyrie Profile: The Accused One on: April 09, 2008, 08:10:16 PM
Quote from: "AJR"
Who said it was an SRPG?


That's what I was wondering.

Just because FF12 RW was one doesn't mean this is going to be.
4877  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: April 09, 2008, 07:59:27 AM
Fact - Rose and Jackie are 1,000,000 times more annoying than Donna.
4878  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 09, 2008, 07:47:14 AM
Quote from: "Sketch"
The Fountain - Awesome, awesome movie. It's really beautiful to watch, and I'd definitely like to watch it again with greater concentration.


I watched it on mushrooms the first time I went to see it.

As for me? The classic "Predator".
4879  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 08, 2008, 11:04:47 AM
The Wicker Man - with Nicholas Cage.

Had to watch it once out of morbid curiosity.

(I actually didn't mind Episode III of the prequels)
4880  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: April 08, 2008, 08:26:47 AM
Lush - Downer
4881  Media / Single-Player RPGs / what is your addition to the console rpg formula? on: April 06, 2008, 12:17:26 PM
Unless the gameplay is fundamentally broken, I'm much more inclined to plow through an RPG with a good story/soundtrack but poor gameplay.

Knowing that I'm inevitably going to be doing level grinding and such, I'm far more inclined to do it for a payoff I feel is worth it rather than a generic story I'm barely interested in.

That said, I didn't finish Xenosaga II because the gameplay *really* sucked.
4882  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: April 06, 2008, 11:59:24 AM
Cymbaline (live) - Pink Floyd
4883  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: April 06, 2008, 10:47:39 AM
Anyone besides me seen the first episode of the new Doctor Who series yet?
4884  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star ocean 4 on: April 06, 2008, 08:35:03 AM
Quote from: "Dincrest"
But the promise of sci-fi, futuristic stuff, and the exploration of space has always been in Star Ocean games, and all of them (1, 2, and 3) have blue-balled us on this and stuck us on backwater bumfuck planets for the entire game.  I hope Star Ocean 4 makes good on its promise of interstellar travel and more sci-fi futuristic stuff.


I have *not* played SO3 yet. I know about the giant spoiler.

I thought after *the giant spoiler* you switched to a more modern planet.
4885  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 06, 2008, 08:32:03 AM
Lady In The Water is *astoundingly* awful.

As for me - Mystery Men. Forgot how good it was.
4886  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Battlestar Season 4 on: April 06, 2008, 08:30:03 AM
Come on, you know nothing's going to happen.
4887  The Rest / General Discussions / Come on, guys, give the new Street Fighter movie a chance! on: April 06, 2008, 12:54:26 AM
Quote from: "Eusis"
Quote from: "Lard"
And no one is playing Portal?

Shadow of the Colossus is a Greatest Hit title, he needs to dig deeper for his niche games.


Good point, hadn't thought about that.
4888  The Rest / General Discussions / Come on, guys, give the new Street Fighter movie a chance! on: April 06, 2008, 12:07:27 AM
"And yet here's the rub. The gaming world isn't holding up its end of the bargain. Fans (and publishers, to some extent) are still resisting Hollywood with territorial reluctance, thinking that if they give away a game's rights to a studio, Hollywood will inevitably "piss all over our childhood."

Because they do - again and again. (See Dragonball Z movie)


"Part of this is because there's been a past pattern. That's fair. But it's also because the game community fundamentally believes filmmakers just don't understand why games are so great, and if they would only directly and literally translate a game to film, it would succeed beyond all expectations."

No, it's because idiot executives come in and change things to try and appeal to the broadest audience possible, to make the most money, whether it makes sense in regards to the movie or not.  

"Frankly, in the case of most games, this is just not true. We all need to take a long look in the mirror and realize that there are very few mainstream game franchises that could stand next to the best comics of the 1980's, or the best movies ever. And yes, Shadow of the Colossus and Portal are hands-down better than most anything out there, but no one is playing those games. What is the mainstream audience playing? Halo 3. "


And the ones that *aren't* mainstream? (Like SMT?)

And no one is playing Portal?

What the hell is this idiot smoking?
4889  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star ocean 4 on: April 05, 2008, 11:54:30 PM
Quote from: "Kos-mos"
That type of freedom, not really.  

More planets hell yes, particularly hi-tech ones and more galaxy spanning adventure (this would obviously be easier and more likely if they do more hi-tech planets/locations anyway).


So you'd rather just go from planet to planet in a straight line?

Meh.
4890  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Stardust on: April 05, 2008, 01:31:28 PM
I had read the book ages ago and was looking forward to the movie.

Went to see it with a group of friends and I was the only one who liked it.

My friend from New Zealand was watching De Niro and just kept saying "That's just not right" through every scene De Niro was in.
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