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5131  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 20, 2008, 11:36:13 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Saw Terminator 3 tonight and honestly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  Still would have prefered a little less tits and ass from my antagonist, but it wasn't nearly as terrible as Dead or Alive, my new gauge for horrible films.

Have to agree with you. DOA is possibly the worst film of this decade.
5132  Media / Single-Player RPGs / New FFXIII & Versus Scans on: January 20, 2008, 11:34:52 PM

Final Fantasy?
5133  Media / Single-Player RPGs / New FFXIII & Versus Scans on: January 20, 2008, 08:41:39 PM
Not much point in turning this into a "which console is best" thread.

I just grabbed my PS3 because I wanted the BC, the 60 gigs were being discontinued, and I had the extra cash as well as being able to get my parents to chip in for my birthday.

I'm holding out on a 360 until next summer when I hear the newest (and hopefully more reliable) models of the system are coming out.

Nothing against the 360 - great library, crappy hardware. Will be happy to get one when the issue is fixed.
5134  The Rest / General Discussions / Opinions on the PSP on: January 20, 2008, 07:52:22 PM
I think the consensus is that you're bound to find something you like if you pick up a PSP.

Look through reviews on here and other sites like gamerankings to get an idea of what titles are out there which might interest you.

I picked up the Power Stone collection a couple of weeks ago and I've barely stopped playing it.
5135  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: January 20, 2008, 07:48:13 PM
I've been surprised at the size of the manga sections in bookstores since I've  come back to Canada. I'm looking for some manga which is more....adult based.

For example, I've been reading a ton of Junji Ito stuff in the past month and would like to get a hold of some more horror based manga.

Any suggestions?

(And damn, I need to order the rest of the Suikoden III manga as well)
5136  Media / Single-Player RPGs / New FFXIII & Versus Scans on: January 20, 2008, 07:43:07 PM
Quote from: "Lord Dorkus"
do PS3s and 360 run on non-HD sets?.
Yes they do. Lots of emphasis is put on the HD capability of the consoles but SD gamers can use it as well and depending on the game see some an improvement in image quality(Super sampling).  You can use a computer monitor instead for the 360.

The only game that I had a real problem with was Folklore - because it was hard to read the text. I hear that's common for SD and the 360 on some games as well though. (Like Dead Rising)

It's an SD vs HD problem primarily rather than console vs console problem.
5137  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 3 on: January 19, 2008, 09:28:46 PM
I'll give it a whirl, thanks for the advice.

Does a new part of Tartarus only open up every month or does it just depend on how far you've gotten in the tower?
5138  Media / Single-Player RPGs / New FFXIII & Versus Scans on: January 19, 2008, 09:25:51 PM
Quote from: "Ramza"

EDIT - I don't care what ANYONE says bad about Versus XIII. I'm all about that game.

I'm interested in Versus also. At least I'm interested in how they're going to juxtapose the two games.

Screens look great, especially like Ifrit's look. I have to agree, too little info on the games for now.
5139  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: January 19, 2008, 09:21:13 PM
Borrowed World War Z from a friend of mine.

Pretty interesting take on a zombie apocalypse book. A few dull bits about the army but good overall.

About halfway through and I would recommend it.
5140  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: January 17, 2008, 01:57:50 PM
The first six or seven issues were good....but it just degenerated into silliness at the end.

For anyone interested, the first episode of Persona is up on Youtube.


And I picked up issue two of Gyo yesterday by Junji Ito.


The premise is fantastic and bizarre...but weak, weak ending.

If you like horror, I'd say pick up Uzumaki or Museum Of Terror instead.
5141  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 3 on: January 17, 2008, 12:25:08 PM
I just don't know whether I'm supposed to be clearing every floor or rushing to the top.

And with the points where you can go back and forth between the first floor and the most current tower level getting sparser and sparser (first it was every five floors - now it's every twenty!) I feel like I'm either:

a) rushing through, not levelling up and barely exploring - which I kind of thought was the purpose of the game

b) going up a couple of levels, fighting all the monsters, running out of SP, going back downstairs to refresh my stats, and starting all over again at the same floor I started at before. Which feels like I'm wasting time and retreading old ground because I'm doing the same floors over again.

And I don't know which is the right way of going about things.
5142  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 3 on: January 17, 2008, 12:21:59 AM
I have a question. There used to be an item at the pharmacy for restoring SP. It's not there anymore. Any ideas where to get some?
Oh yeah. Started yesterday, finished exams now.
Love it!
5143  The Rest / General Discussions / Opinions on the PSP on: January 16, 2008, 03:56:39 PM
Quote from: "jphussey"
If you own a PS3, it's a good investment.

Yeah, I'd second that.

Also, there's a ton of cool stuff coming out for it this year, notably FF Crisis Core in March. (If I recall correctly)
5144  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: January 15, 2008, 07:24:52 PM
I believe series 3 is out on dvd now, they're worth a rental.
5145  Media / Single-Player RPGs / where does this sterotype come from? on: January 14, 2008, 10:07:00 PM
From the original Conan books.
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