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4921  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: April 08, 2008, 08:26:47 AM
Lush - Downer
4922  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.
4923  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: April 06, 2008, 11:59:24 AM
Cymbaline (live) - Pink Floyd
4924  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?
4925  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.
4926  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.
4927  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.
4928  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.
4929  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?
4930  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.
4931  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.
4932  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Sam & Max officially announced for Wii on: April 05, 2008, 01:25:31 PM
Between Sam & Max and Zack & Wiki , along with No More Heroes and a new Trauma Center game, I'm almost convinced to buy a Wii.
4933  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star ocean 4 on: April 05, 2008, 01:18:12 PM
Quote from: "calintz"
most of the 360's made after Nov last year are pretty stable... I've had mine since Jan, and its still going strong...


Yeah, but there's supposed to be a new model coming out this summer which has fixed most of the RROD issues. I will possibly get a 360 for my birthday in August since they're supposed to be coming out in June/July.

Quote from: "calintz"
in any case, isn't Mass Effect kinda "sand-box" type of game? Exploration and the like is something that's not seen much in JRPGs hey?


That's true, and I hadn't thought about it that way. I guess I just would just like a little more freedom and be able to go to a whole bunch of different planets. Who doesn't want that in a sci fi game?
4934  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: April 05, 2008, 01:12:02 PM
Venom - In League With Satan
4935  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: April 05, 2008, 06:09:28 AM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Quote from: "Lard"
Dan Swano - "Lucretia My Reflection"


FUCK.

How is it?  :(


It's good. Impressively good.

Give it a download - I found it on IsoHunt.

Degolas - Just got into Black Mountain about a week ago after reading about them.

They are impressively good.

Oh yeah - A Clash/Killers mashup.
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