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2056  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Deathly Hallows on: November 29, 2010, 11:54:22 AM
Took the Fam yesterday morning. I was pretty happy with it. The three leads have finally become genuinely good actors. The film was well shot, with some great cinematography. I DO think some of the journeying/camping could have been condensed a bit, but it really didn't bother me. All the important parts were there. I would be shocked if the final film doesn't kick all forms of ass. The big battle alone has me excited.
2057  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: were you a good RPGfan this year? Xmas wishlist. on: November 24, 2010, 02:42:04 PM
ba zing.

The chick ones on that blog sucked and I didn't wanna go through pages of it.  Thanks though. :P
It was between that or this, "win", tattoo

That person had to be drunk when they got that. Nobody likes Seal.

I hope you're joking with this. Seal is one of the most talented artists of the past decade or two. It's a tragedy that his music is so under appreciated while nothing but shit plays on the radio.
*slips off box of soap*
2058  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: were you a good RPGfan this year? Xmas wishlist. on: November 23, 2010, 08:55:49 PM
Basically, I made up an Amazon wish list and gave it to my wife. At the top of the list was Uncharted 2 and Nier. Along with some books, movies, etc.

I'm with some of you guys on the giving being more rewarding than the receiving. This is why I always give to a couple charities this time of year, and encourage others to do the same:




And like Nuri said, there are gobs of places looking for volunteers.
2059  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Why are uber-religious people driven to over-sentimentality? on: November 23, 2010, 08:47:02 PM
Dude, if I saw definitive proof of God (Like if God was right infront of me and went *poof!* A rabbit from a hat) I would never be out of Church! Seriously, eternal life in paradise? Uh, count me in?

Somehow though, I dun think that's gonna happen.

Denying irrefutable proof is the least logical thing we can do, thus it becomes more insane to not believe in God than to believe in God. I like to think of myself as a rational being.
Same here. I'm very much an Atheist, but if god came down(up? sideways?) and tapped me on the shoulder? I'm so there. I go where the logic leads me. Like I tell my Uber-Christians friends. I would really like to believe in all that stuff. My brain just won't let me.
2060  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Lonely Internet People - Unite!!! on: November 23, 2010, 04:35:47 PM
I've got a pretty heavy Chicago accent. We also like to use unnecessary prepositions here a lot.

Instead of "where is your coat?" it has to be "where is your coat at?"

Augh! I hate it when people end their sentences that way.
"Where you driving at?"
"Which restaurant will we be eating at?"
Damn Chicagoans...
*says a guy living in the SW burbs*

2061  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: November 23, 2010, 03:59:31 PM
Lords of Shadow - I'm at the end of chapter 8. I'm surprised by the amount of time the game has spent on the vampire quest. It's been pretty damn awesome. I just played through the clockwork tower last night. It was damn cool to get a modern incarnation of the classic level. Sans Medusa heads!
I remain surprised by the amount (and quality) of story in this, and how endearing of a character Gabriel is. I even look forward to the Patrick Stewart narration at the beginning of each level.
2062  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Deathly Hallows on: November 23, 2010, 03:48:09 PM
I hate Emma's new haircut. Yesterday I read an interview where she said that after not being able to change her appearance for 10 years because of her contract with WB, she decided to do something radical. She spent her entire teenage life without changing her hair or even getting a tan, I guess that was frustrating. I hope she realizes her mistake and lets it grow again.
100% agreement. That haircut was appalling. Then we have the tanning thing. Tanning is ugly, anyway. I've always preferred girls/women who look normal, or even on the paler side. Plus, it gives you cancer.
2063  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Why are games so easy these days? on: November 23, 2010, 03:35:23 PM
I generally have a rule when it comes to my games...

If it's an RPG I will play on the "normal" setting to experience the game as the developers intended.  They will tend to last roughly 30-50 hours anyway.

If it isn't an RPG (recent examples being Vanquish, Deadly Premonition, God of War III) I will bump up the difficulty.  Those types of games last me longer if it's harder.  I can't stand looking forward to game for so long only to have it beaten in 8-10 hours!  I enjoy them much more that way.
I do the same with rpgs, but the opposite with non-rpgs. Those go to the easy setting pretty much without exception. Otherwise, I am unable to get very far into the games. For me difficulty does not equal fun.
To contrast that, I recently played through Metroid: Other M, which did not have a difficulty setting. I found the game challenging(especially some of the later bosses), but totally doable.
I'm playing Lords of Shadow now and am finding the "Squire" setting to be plenty challenging for me. I can't imagine attempting any of the higher settings.

2064  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: i may not be the biggest fan of the older final fantasies..... on: November 23, 2010, 03:00:00 PM
I hate Faris' pirate accent in the Playstation port.

I hated Kid's aussie or hick (or something) accent throughout all of CC.  Made her sound like her IQ was shot since understanding her took that much more effort to read.
Posts like this make me wish posts here had "like" buttons like on Facebook.
I friggin' hated Kid.

2065  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Sex and Violence in Gaming on: November 19, 2010, 09:55:29 PM
Violence very rarely bothers me, but a few of the moves in GoWIII made me wince a little.
I prefer sex to stay as far away as possible from gaming. It just doesn't work. Even the Mass Effects scenes made me feel uncomfortable. It has nothing to do with being a prude(far from it). It's just that games are not yet at the point where such things can take place seamlessly within the game. They stand out as silly or goofy or whatever. This is not good in a serious game like ME.
Now, there's nothing wrong with a little sexual banter/innuendo, but the stuff in that Ar Tonelico video from the other thread was just ridiculous. Not in a funny way either.
2066  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What will bring RPGs back? on: November 19, 2010, 09:45:09 PM
To each his own, I suppose, but those games look to emphasize the exact reasons I've all but given up on jrpgs. If the battle system is good that's one thing. But if it's surrounded by all sorts of goofy nonsense then I'm not going to bother.
You guys HAVE made me curious about the music, however. I'll have to look it up.

2067  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What will bring RPGs back? on: November 19, 2010, 04:07:38 PM
what is the Ar Tonelico series all about? Is it just a vehicle for cutesy rpg-ness?

Is about this.
what is the Ar Tonelico series all about? Is it just a vehicle for cutesy rpg-ness?

Obligatory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L79AzmlQy8

Warning, NSFW

WTF?! Some of you actually like this garbage? Enough to call this a reason to get a PS3? Wow. Just wow.

Then we have the list Kevadu posted. I am not interested in any of those except Dragon Age 2, and that only halfheartedly. The Last Guardian is still wait and see.
Like I said earlier, I'll just stick with my action/adventure games with rpg elements.

2068  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 19, 2010, 10:33:31 AM
Watched Scott Pilgrim last night. I thought it was damn creative and a lot of fun. I still don''t like Cera much, as he just plays himself in every role, but it didn't hurt the movie.
I loved all the video game references. I can totally see how this might not appeal to a good chunk of the population, but It's still sad that it did so poorly. It has future cult classic written all over it.
I almost think knives was hotter than Ramona, though. She was cute as hell. Then again, you could tell that Mary Elizabeth Winstead was brought down a level for this movie. In normal pics of her she is quite attractive.
2069  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: No one hitting AssCreed: B? on: November 19, 2010, 10:25:17 AM
I have yet to play a AC game, and probably never will. I'm not fond of the whole "sneaking around" style of gameplay. Too much God of War and Devil May Cry will do that to you.
2070  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What will bring RPGs back? on: November 19, 2010, 10:22:48 AM
Considering how much the mechanics of rpgs are being implemented in every type of game nowadays, I really don't see rpgs "coming back". I'm not sure I even care if they do. The last "rpg" I played was Mass Effect 2, and that can barely even be called one. Doesn't matter to me, as it was amazing, and the perfect example of the evolution of rpgs. I really don't have time or patience for "old style" rpgs anymore.
I have absolutely zero interest in anything on that list Dice put up. I'm sure I'll pick up Dragon Age 2 in the spring, but besides that I can't think of any other rpg I'm interested in. This is fine by me, as there are all sorts of games that I need to catch up on. I have yet to play Uncharted 2, Nier, Darksiders, etc.
I would like to pick up a psp so I can play the three Ys games, but that's not likely to happen.
Now back to Lords of Shadow, which I am enjoying more than any rpg in recent memory.

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