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2041  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: December 31, 2010, 09:42:48 PM
Nier - This game is hopelessly addicting. I haven't been this hooked since Mass Effect 2 back in the Spring. If it isn't the story, it's all the dang side quests. Then there's the quirky shifts in game play from 3rd person, to top down, to freakin' text adventure!
Let's see. Where am I now...
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The Aerie(sp?) was just obliterated. That was one hell of a boss battle. My son was watching and he thought it was pretty darn cool, too. The regular enemies in this game might be kinda boring, but the bosses rock. Anyway...I'm now going back to the Junk Heap for another piece of the "key" to the Shadowlord's(original!) castle.
I find myself using a spear as my main weapon now. It's fast and I love the charge move. Two handed swords are too slow, and one handed swords are too weak. I'll try and do some forging to see if this changes.

2042  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Avatar Topic on: December 31, 2010, 10:20:17 AM
.... I realize that avatars become a subconcious identifying marker for a person.

For instance, Dice, I'm starting to picture you with purple hair.

I know how you feel.  Sometimes I feel like Clint Eastwood is talking to us about video games, some creepy Yoda-cartoon is prancing around with magical gifs, and you're gonna transform from a lady into Optimus Prime.
I feel Kstar is adorable, and Mesh is having trouble crossing dimensions.  Meanwhile, I feel Grim Reality is understood as a family man who means business.

Fixed!
2043  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Avatar Topic on: December 29, 2010, 08:48:07 PM
A Christmas version of my regular avatar. Someone on these boards with the ability to do so added the cap for me several years back. I don't think she posts anymore. I don't even remember her name.
I just like creepy hooded Lordy looking dudes, I guess. Before becoming GrimReality at the switch over, I was LordofShadows for years.
This is odd, as I am scared to death of death.
2044  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Your biggest surprise and disappointment of this year. on: December 29, 2010, 08:44:10 PM
Surprise: Castlevania and Nier both being WAY better than expected. Little games like LIMBO coming out of nowhere to really impress me.

Disappointments: That I'll probably never know whether FFXIII sucks as much as everyone says it does. I dug it for the 4 hours I DID play.
Deathspank being hyped up as this great game, then boring me after a couple hours.
2045  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: December 29, 2010, 08:37:10 PM
Nier - Just fought the giant shade boss ransacking the village. Very cool battle. Things keep happening in this game that I am not expecting. Like
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5 YEARS later?! WTF?
I am currently on vacation, and I just want to play this game and nothing else. Unfortunately(?), I also have a kid home with me who demands my attention, as well as 2 new kitties in the house.

As an aside, my wife stuffed a $20 PSN card in my stocking and I don't know what to do with it. Save it for Lords of Shadow DLC? Buy some fun downloadable game like a Pixeljunk or Scott Pilgrim?
Any suggestions?


Have you bought flower?

It can't be said enough: ME2 fucking rulz!

Yeah, Flower was one of the first games I bought when I got the system. Loved it.
And, yes, ME2 DOES rule. Thanks to RPGFan letting me know, I picked up some D:C on the cheap yesterday.

I played quite a bit of Pilgrim on xbox.

It's damn fun but only if you have someone to play with.
I totally forgot that I only have one PS3 controller. I have 2 360 controllers for playing games with my son. I suppose I would have to get Pilgrim for the 360 then.

I think I'm going to get Pixel junk shooter and/or Eden. I read some reviews, and they both sound great.
Anyone play Shatter? That looks cool, too.


2046  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: December 29, 2010, 05:25:04 PM
TY

I used to hate cats. Dating chix that have them changes your mind. They can be bastards and don't respond to the kind of training dogs do (because cats are stupid) but when they're cute and fun they are awesome
Or is it because they are smart?

I've always had both cats and dogs. They are awesome for the (relatively) short amount of time you have them. Kittens are simpler than puppies as far as training and lifestyle goes, but dogs win in the long run for affection.
My current dog, Vlad, is probably the best damn dog I've ever had. He doesn't seem too thrilled about the new kitties, but is coping like a champ.
2047  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: December 29, 2010, 12:50:36 PM
New family additions:
This would be Cersei. Named after the character from ASOIAF:


This is Apollymi. My wife claims that this is the name of the Atlantean Goddess of Destruction.


Most likely dreaming of our inevitable demise:
2048  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: December 29, 2010, 12:33:06 PM
Nier - Just fought the giant shade boss ransacking the village. Very cool battle. Things keep happening in this game that I am not expecting. Like
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5 YEARS later?! WTF?
I am currently on vacation, and I just want to play this game and nothing else. Unfortunately(?), I also have a kid home with me who demands my attention, as well as 2 new kitties in the house.

As an aside, my wife stuffed a $20 PSN card in my stocking and I don't know what to do with it. Save it for Lords of Shadow DLC? Buy some fun downloadable game like a Pixeljunk or Scott Pilgrim?
Any suggestions?
2049  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: were you a good RPGfan this year? Xmas wishlist. on: December 26, 2010, 12:24:34 PM
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Some of the stuff I got :

Uncharted 2
need for Speed Shift - Father in law told me he got it for free at a microsoft store opening and didn't know who else to give it to.
$20 PSN card
Video games Live volumes 1 & 2
Avatar extended Bluray
Inception Bluray
Song of Ice and Fire 2011 calendar
Coldfire series books 2 and 3
Nikon coolpix S8100 camera - quite nice for a point and shoot. I really want an SLR but can't justify the cost. This will do just fine.
plus tons of gift cards(combined with my wife) for movie theaters, book stores, food, itunes, etc.
2050  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: December 22, 2010, 04:54:37 PM
Kick Ass! both expansions sound intriguing, but the resurrection one is especially so due to the ending. Can't wait.
2051  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Movie Trends that NEED to Stop on: December 22, 2010, 11:14:31 AM
#1 movie trend that NEEDS to stop - People need to stop going to shitty movies! Guess what, folks? If you stop paying for shitty movies, "they" will stop making shitty movies! It's not that hard!
#2 - The overall derision I am seeing from the general public for movie reviewers. "Movie reviewers suck!" "They only like pompous arty films" "I don't bother reading reviews" *shakes head*
They key is to find the right reviewer that jives with your taste in movies. Sure, there are plenty of schlocky reviewers out there. But there are also some really great ones. My fave is http://flickfilosopher.com/. I may not always agree with her, but she knows how to write a review, and even make it entertaining to read.
#3 trailers that give away the whole damn movie. Thanks for that! Now I don't have to bother with your crappy movie. I get pissed, though, when it's a movie I'm interested in.



I wanted to like Avatar.  I really did. But I can't tolerate the acting or the script's dialogue. If they can spend a quarter of a billion making it as pretty  as it is, they could have easily found a way (reserve maybe 10 million of that) for a screen play treatment by someone who knows how to write interesting dialogue.  The same goes for reshoots on many of their scenes.

As much as I'm a defender of the Star Wars prequels, I can't deny that this is precisely what went wrong with them as well.  Overblown special effects budget at the expense of dialogue and acting.  The result is something gorgeous, but only partially human.  Hello uncanny valley, goodbye artistic integrity.
THIS! So much THIS! Bad writing/dialogue can ruin a movie for me. I was initially quite impressed with Avatar, but after a few days I realized how freaking generic it truly was. If only they had spent a little more time on the damn script!
2052  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: December 20, 2010, 04:14:26 PM
Just bought this game today for $15. If it sucks, I'm blaming you guys.

Straight up, gameplay wise, it kinda does (nothing special, anywise) - but it'll leave a helluva mark based on everything else.

The gameplay really doesn't bother me at this point(about 10 hrs in) It's simple, which I like. Sure, the control is a little wonky, but you get used to it.


I think this game is just what I needed right now. A lot of it screams traditional jrpg, but then there's the atypical story and characters. It's quite an interesting melding. I like it.
As for Primes comments on the graphics. One of the best looking games this generation? NO. The graphics are simple, very brown, and work just fine, but they are definitely under par. You are the first person I've heard give such praise. I do think the vistas look good. And the towns look pretty cool when seen from up high/rooftops.
I can see this game lasting me quite a few hours. My completion times always seem to be way higher then most, without doing much extra. We'll see where this goes.

2053  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: December 20, 2010, 02:27:15 PM
Yoda, I would recommend you stay far away from the Sword of Truth books. I actually kinda liked the first two, but then it just kept getting weirder and weirder.
I read, I think, the first 2 or 3 Wheel books. They were fine, but a bit plodding, and I left for greener pastures. Hope you enjoy them.

I just finished Black Sun Rising, which is the first book in the Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman. I found the story to be a bit basic, but the characters fascinating. I'll be getting book two from the wife for Christmas.

I am also reading I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas by Lewis Black. It is surprisingly unfunny.


By weird do you mean all together just far out and non-traditional or ridiculous and implausible?

The latter. Goodkind got himself in a corner way too early in the story arc, and was forced to turn Richard into some super powered hero dude who keeps coming across impossible enemies. It's almost laughable. It's like he was planning it to be a trilogy, but when it became popular, he had to alter the story so he could write more books, and make more payola. I gave up a long time ago, and never looked back.
2054  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: December 20, 2010, 11:58:15 AM
Neir - It is SO hard to focus on the main quest. There are just so many little side quests to do.
I now have Kaine and am supposed to head into the desert or something, but I keep doing other things. I grew some pumpkins! Now I'm growing a watermelon for Yonah.
My son(9) was watching me play a little, and I said something like, "Man, she has a weird outfit on, huh?" about Kaine. Good thing there weren't any cut scenes. Not like he hasn't heard such language before, though.
2055  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: December 20, 2010, 11:47:04 AM
Yoda, I would recommend you stay far away from the Sword of Truth books. I actually kinda liked the first two, but then it just kept getting weirder and weirder.
I read, I think, the first 2 or 3 Wheel books. They were fine, but a bit plodding, and I left for greener pastures. Hope you enjoy them.

I just finished Black Sun Rising, which is the first book in the Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman. I found the story to be a bit basic, but the characters fascinating. I'll be getting book two from the wife for Christmas.

I am also reading I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas by Lewis Black. It is surprisingly unfunny.
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