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2101  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.

2102  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.

2103  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.
2104  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.
2105  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.

2106  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Deathly Hallows on: November 17, 2010, 05:02:14 PM
I enjoyed the books quite a bit, although the last one had some serious issues.
I've had few problems with the movies up until the last one. They omitted crucial(IMO) parts of the book that really brought it down for me. I liked the movie just fine until the last half hour or so.
Deathly Hallows I am excited for, but I'm keeping it in check after HBP. Let alone the fact that we aren't even getting the whole deal yet.
This will be the first Potter movie that my son will get to see in the theater. He's 9 now, and I figure that's old enough. We'll go see it in a few weeks.
2107  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: November 16, 2010, 03:11:18 PM
I'm totally loving this game. I do have a couple problems with it, though. I don't like how the game treats a second run through a level as if it were your first. I'd like to go back and get some of the things I missed, but hate having to go back through the whole level again. Those damn percentages are taunting me, though.
I also wish there was a bit more variety with the music. It's very good, but it feels like I keep hearing the same tracks over and over again.
I continue to be floored by how gorgeous this game is. This is really one of the best looking games I have ever played. Actually, I am way impressed by the whole production. This game is screaming triple AAA, but few people seem to be listening. Too bad for them, I guess.


The levels are short, I don't think it's a problem. The game looks good but it's a shame there is no AA, with some form of AA and a bit more polish it could've been up there with sony's best first party games. The art is great though and some of the vistas are amazing.
Some levels are short. Others are pretty long. Long enough that it's a pain to go through them again.  I also think it's silly to have to re-fight bosses. If it's part of a trial, that's fine, but it's stupid otherwise.
I guess my eyes suck, but I don't notice any lack of AA. Perhaps if there was a picture showing it in use, and not in use, I would. All I know is that the game looks fantastic.
2108  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: November 15, 2010, 03:40:40 PM
I'm totally loving this game. I do have a couple problems with it, though. I don't like how the game treats a second run through a level as if it were your first. I'd like to go back and get some of the things I missed, but hate having to go back through the whole level again. Those damn percentages are taunting me, though.
I also wish there was a bit more variety with the music. It's very good, but it feels like I keep hearing the same tracks over and over again.
I continue to be floored by how gorgeous this game is. This is really one of the best looking games I have ever played. Actually, I am way impressed by the whole production. This game is screaming triple AAA, but few people seem to be listening. Too bad for them, I guess.
2109  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Lonely Internet People - Unite!!! on: November 14, 2010, 12:25:48 PM
I've never been one to have many friends. I was extremely introverted in high school, and only had a few pseudo friends then. In college I opened up a bit, and hung out with a great group of people. Since then, there has been a severe drop off in friendships, let alone time for such things.
I work full time, am married, and have a kid to take care of, so I wouldn't have time for friends even if I had any. I get plenty of social interaction with my fellow co-workers (a few I would consider actual friends) that I have no interest(or need) for further interaction with people beyond that.

I am not a lonely person. I am content in my lack of friends. Heck, all the things I love to do are solitary activities. My #1 hobby(lifestyle) is gardening. Then there's the gaming, reading, and watching of movies, all best done alone, IMHO.
I barely have time to do these things, let alone go gallivanting around with "friends".
The internet has certainly allowed me to talk to people that I ordinarily would not be able to. Through message boards like this, FB, and whatnot, I am able to "talk" to like-minded people on  a daily basis.
Plus, like DC, I am a slow thinker, and like having time to get my thoughts together. In person(or on the phone), I feel pressured, and things just never seem to come out right.
2110  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: November 13, 2010, 10:01:25 AM
Lords of Shadow - I am now in chapter 4. I'm playing the game on "Squire" mode(of, course) and am surprised by how challenging it is. The Lycan Lord was pretty damn tough, and took me numerous tries to defeat.
Overall, though, I am really enjoying the game. Too bad so few other people are.

*oh, look! a shiny new fps just like the last fps!*
6 million sold in a day.
wtf?
2111  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Jumping the gap on: November 09, 2010, 10:09:46 AM
My wife was a Farmville addict up until recently, when she dropped it cold turkey.
She is the perfect example of what you are talking about.
Game#1 that everyone loves - Mario Kart. I'm not terribly fond of it, but we can play it together, and that counts for something.
Other games that she enjoys/has enjoyed:
Puzzle games! Tetris, Bust-a-move, Dr. Mario, Boom Blox, etc.
Katamari Damacy! She loves these. Simple and fun.
Harvest Moon - She played the Gamecube one a long time, before getting bored with it.

Basically, the same stuff everyone else is recommending.
Good luck.  

2112  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: November 09, 2010, 09:58:25 AM
Lords of Shadow - I am about to fight the Titan at the end of Chapter 2. I'm still enjoying the game quite a bit. The amount of moves/skills that I can use is almost staggering. I probably only use 3-4 main attacks, while alternating between light and dark magic. Plus, major spamming of the dodge roll.
The graphics continue to be beautiful and full of color. Maybe that's what is really getting with this game. It's colorful.So many games nowadays seem to be stuck in a brown/gray/beige rut, that anything that actually uses the full color spectrum looks great.
The music is very nice, if a bit repetitive. It fits the game very well, though.
2113  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3 on: November 09, 2010, 09:41:43 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about Missing Dragon Age. It was enjoyable, but the ME games are better.
Like others have said, even though I've already played both on the 360, I want that digital comic. Sounds interesting.

2114  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: To the Moon - Freebird Games [Indie] on: November 09, 2010, 09:19:12 AM
Wow. Your post sure did what you intended it to do. The premise is fantastic. It kinda reminds me of Inception, but that's certainly not a bad thing.
I'm not much of an indie gamer either, but I might just be getting this one.
Thanks for letting us know about your game.
2115  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 04, 2010, 02:59:48 PM
There's some good pics there, Yoda. I'm also a big photography buff, and take my camera everywhere I go.  My stuff is pretty much all nature photography. A great deal is taken in my own garden. Perhaps I'll post a few later when I get home.
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