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2026  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 20, 2010, 03:39:57 PM
The Punisdher - hahahahahahahahahaha. It sucked

The Wolfman - rather boring. Nice to look at, though
2027  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: August 19, 2010, 10:53:49 AM
Finished the third Temeraire book. To put it plainly, it sucked. I am SO done with this series. The writing is poor, the plotting is poor, and the author sucks at writing any type of action scene. To top it all off, the endings of all three books are anti-climactic and feel horribly rushed. It's like someone told her she had two pages to wrap up what should have taken 30 pages.
Time to start reading the Elric stories. I've been looking forward to this for awhile.
2028  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: August 05, 2010, 09:56:23 AM
I think I've decided to get this game. Are there any differences between the 360 and PS3 versions? I'd probably get the PS3 one simply because I have more room on the hard drive.
2029  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 02, 2010, 11:20:44 AM
The Hangover was totally overrated and rarely funny. Plus, Zach Galifianakis is incredibly obnoxious.

Over the weekend:

Alice in Wonderland - All show and no go. It looked pretty good, but everything else was awful. I don't get why this did so well.

Despicable Me - Mildly entertaining movie. The minions are fun, but the rest is totally predictable and not as fun as it could have been. bummer.
2030  Media / General Games / Re: LIMBO [XBLA] on: August 02, 2010, 11:06:17 AM
I finished it last night. Great game! Sadly, I had to ck gamefaqs for a couple of the tougher puzzles. Dying 1000 times will do that to you.

I'm sorry about that - it's from my own interpretation anyways.  It's pretty vague - stick around til after the credits though; so you're not scratching your head by the end.
After the credits? I watched the whole thing and didn't see much after the credits. It just goes back to the main screen. I imagine there could be several interpretations of the ending, or even the game itself. Is he dead? dreaming? inbetween? The girl in the end is presumably his sister. Is SHE alive? Dead?
or does the game just call for a bif ol
2031  Media / General Games / Re: LIMBO [XBLA] on: July 29, 2010, 10:40:17 AM
Yeah, Dice, if you could NOT talk about the ending, that would be grrreeeaaat. I know what you said doesn't reveal much, but this game is all subtleties. Mild spoiler tags at least.
I think I'm 2/3rds of the way through or so. Some of these puzzles have been tough to figure out. I've already died TONS of times. Great game so far.

2032  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: July 27, 2010, 10:48:04 AM
Kudos to everyone for salvaging what could have been the quickest locked thread in RPGFan history.
I believe the health benefits of wine come from the grapes. Red wine in specific.
A quick googly search netted lots of results:

I'm with Kevadu on pairing wines/beers with food. A good red wine plus steak = delicious.

2033  Media / General Games / Re: LIMBO [XBLA] on: July 27, 2010, 10:19:45 AM
I am! I was checking gamerankings like I always do and saw this game called Limbo on top. I never heard of it, but checked a few reviews. I was totally sold and dled it over the weekend. The game has a very distinct graphic style and feel. Kinda morbid, really. Some of the puzzles are very clever, and I feel good when I solve them. The sound is sparse, but effective, and works better with headphones on.
2034  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: July 25, 2010, 01:32:51 PM
The wife and I share a bottle of wine on Saturday night. Two glasses of wine = tipsy, but far from drunk. I have never had any interest in taking it any further. Even when I was younger I never hung out with people who drank much. We had all sorts of fun without it.

If you can't party without alcohol, you don't know how to party.
2035  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: July 20, 2010, 09:44:52 AM
I read the first two Temeraire books, and just started the third one. They are nowhere near as good as I was hoping they would be. The author really isn't a very good writer, and has severe pacing issues. I keep reading them because I love the premise and hope at least one of the books lives up to it.
After I finish book three, I'll be reading some Moorcock. Now THAT should be good stuff.
2036  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: July 09, 2010, 10:57:42 AM
I, for one, wouldn't mind if they went the action/rpg route. I actually thought the first one was going to be an arpg until right before it came out. Plus, ME2 is a damn fine pedigree. I liked the first one enough, but it did have it's problems. WAY too many items for one. It just got so confusing, and resulted in gobs of time spent micro-managing everything. Unlike some people, I do not like this.
I have no problem with a Dragon Effect game.
2037  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: June 27, 2010, 02:16:11 PM

From my trip today to the Milwaukee Zoo..sadly the quality was not as good as I had hoped, but the fact that I managed to capture the moment was pretty damn cool.  I have quite a few more, but you will have to add me as a facebook friend to see the full thing :P
so how does one add you as a FB friend? I'm a bit of a photo nut and would love to see your pics. I post up all sorts of pics on my own FB page.
2038  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ninokuni (Ghibli + Level 5 RPG) going PS3 on: June 26, 2010, 10:41:48 AM
I with most of you folks. This really looks fantastic. I don't get excited about much nowadays, but I'm all over this game.
2039  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: June 25, 2010, 05:00:27 PM
Parasite Eve 2 is basically Resident Evil +.
It has more weapons, more customization, more enemies, more skills, more environments, the like.
This sounds good on paper, but the problem with this is the "more enemies" part. Parasite Eve 2 uses the Resident Evil control scheme. In the earlier REs, enemies are easy to avoid and dodge, not so much in PE2, since they are faster and have a wider variety of attack types.  The best part is that the game is actually challenging, especially on the higher difficulty levels.

That said, I love PE2 despite its flaws, but I'm also a huge early-RE fan. This definitely doesn't look PE2-ish.  

As for why it's called The Third Birthday
The ending you get at the end of Parasite Eve isn't the "canon" ending.  You need to reach the top of the Chrysler
building to get it.  At the end of the Chrysler building, Aya's Mitochondrial powers weaken and go partially dormant from
lack  of use, only to reawaken in PE2.  That's why there are scenes in PE2 with Aya causing spontaneous combustion,
something only Eve could do in PE1.  You'll notice during the scene before the game turns to "Night" that Aya goes into
her "Liberation" form,  the final skill in first Parasite Eve and what would also be the equivalent of her being overtaken like
Melissa Pierce, but controlling herself rather than letting it control her.

Movie related, what I'm talking about is at 2:20
This one is better quality and doesn't glitch up like the above, but you have to wait until 9:00 or so to see it.

I'm assuming at the end of PE2 Aya's powers slowly go dormant again since she doesn't use them.
"The Third Birthday" means that they are going to be necessary for a third time.

Also, since someone asked yes, she is completely human.  It's her mtDNA that was altered.

Forgive me for taking this further than it needs to go, but that explanation still doesn't cover the "birthday" angle. Why couldn't they subtitle it something a bit more mature sounding, like what I said in my previous post. For a series that tends to play out on the darker side of things the name just sounds silly to me. Are they changing it for US release?
Granted, I don't even have a psp, so all this means nothing to me. I was just surprised that no had said anything about the stupid subtitle.
And No, Faded, the name would not affect my buying decision. If the game is good, I would buy it regardless.
2040  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: June 25, 2010, 11:42:20 AM
So why is this called The 3rd Birthday? Name sounds kinda stupid to me.

Maaaaaaybe you should read the first post.

The Overdive system emerges as a means of opposition, but only one viable candidate exists — Aya Brea. A gift as she awakens from a lost past on this, the occasion of her third birth.

This is my most anticipated game out of E3. I can't wait to see more game play.
Got me. Whats this third birth business? Is she not human? I really don't know much about these games outside of playing the first one for a couple hours.
Regardless, the name sounds stupid and takes away from what looks like a cool game. Only a Japanese developer would give a subtitle like that. a Western developer would call it "re-awakening" or something cool like that.

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