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2236  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: November 04, 2009, 10:27:19 AM
Enjoying Uncharted. I'm really digging the crazy wall climbing, and death defying leaps that poor Nathan has to take. I've fallen to my death several times, but only due to my own bad timing. The control is really well done. I could do without the overabundance of shootouts, though. Plus they seem to throw the same group of guys at you every time.
2237  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 02, 2009, 04:05:39 PM
Saw Zombieland. It was a fun movie with a couple things that bothered me. It starts out better than it ends.
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The cameo is dragged out out beyond being funny
The romance angle didn't work for me either. Still, Woody H. was great, and it was better than I would have expected.

.REC - Now this ended up getting to me. Starts out light and descends into craziness. The final 10-15 minutes is freaky and scary. Almost in a Silent Hill kinda way. Good stuff.
2238  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: November 02, 2009, 09:38:58 AM
Uncharted - My first thought with this was: "How come it didn't install to the HD? I thought all PS3 games had to be. hmph."

Game is gorgeous. Drake controls well, and can do some pretty amazing things. Still having trouble with the shootouts, though. I suck at them. Without some type of Lock on, I have a hard time getting the crosshairs in the right spot. End up taking a lot of damage. Speaking of...I wish there was a health meter or something. The screen goes grey after a few hits, but I'd still like to know where I am, damage wise.
I just found the plane wreckage and am off to save(?) Elena. I like how this game just keeps going. No stopping for "stage clear" screens or statistics.

I also picked up Valkyria Chronicles. I planned on playing that next, but with Dragon Age coming out this week, we'll see.


2239  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So Halloween 2009... zuh? on: November 01, 2009, 01:47:24 PM
Our neighborhood is always busy. We had tons of kids last night(probably around 200 or so). We also happen to live on a busy corner, and do the whole "Halloween house" thing. Plus, the wife and I dress up as well. A good time is had by all.
2240  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Facebook. on: October 29, 2009, 11:14:40 PM
all right, it should be obvious to anyone who knows me(including you folks around here), but I'm the guy with the Grim Reaper avatar. Funny that there are at least 5 Mark Donahue's in the Chicago area. We should have a convention or something.
2241  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Facebook. on: October 29, 2009, 10:25:59 PM
I just realized that there are multiple people on FB with my name. Same with dade. How do we know who is  the right one?
2242  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Facebook. on: October 29, 2009, 07:55:56 PM
eh. I do the facebook thing. Good way to keep in contact with the fam. I also use it to post up (mini) reviews of games, books, movies, etc. Plus whatever random thoughts pop in my head.
I'm totally friending you dade! I just go by my fsm given name: Mark Donahue

2243  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: October 29, 2009, 09:02:58 AM
Finished up MGS4 last night(this morning!)
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What. The. Hell!? So much of act 5 was me sitting there watching things happen. Some of those scenes really should have been controllable.
I kinda liked the return of Psycho Mantis, but it wasn't as cool as it could have been.
Then we have the whole Meryl/Akiba thing. WTF? Then they get married?
Then we have the silly fight with Liquid. This might have been cooler if it wasn't just 2 old guys punching each other.
THEEEEENNN, all the boring cut scenes afterward. Big Boss. Zero. Snake NOT offing himself(which is how I think it should have ended). My head was spinning. It was almost 1:00am, and I was DONE with this crazy bullshit 
the final clock said 20 hours and change. I'd swear half of that was cut scenes and such. While I still liked the game, I found it to be just OK. The ridiculous "story" keeps it from being better. I am confused by the high critical scores. I'd give it an 80 or so out of 100.

On to Uncharted...
2244  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Half finished games on: October 27, 2009, 04:05:34 PM

One game that's been totally nagging at me to finally finish is Wild Arms 4. There's many games I put down and say, "well, that was fun while it lasted, but I have no regrets about putting this down". But it's been 4 years since I played WA4, I remember having a really strong love/hate relationship with the game... but enough intrigue to want to finally finish the fucker. Plus I REALLY want to know what happens to Raquel in the end. I've reached for the disc case more times than I can remember, but always changed my mind at the last minute. But I think it may be a deep-seeded cause of stress in my life, so I really should do it!

I can relate to this. For a long time I have been a big backer of the Phantasy Star games(offline only). Love the setting, and have many fond memories. BUT....I have never actually finished Phantasy Star I. Way back on the SMS my brothers and I tag teamed it, play until the last dungeon, and then got stuck. No gamefaqs or help guides back then. To this day, it bothers me that I never finished it. I even bought the PS collection for the GBA with the purpose of playing through it, but stopped a few hours in.
I know its part of the Gen collection for the new systems, and have been tempted to buy that to try again. I know it's a waste of money, though, as I just can't get motivated to play any type of old game anymore.
I shall go to my grave with this burden!
2245  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Half finished games on: October 27, 2009, 10:04:11 AM
Before the current generation, I had all sorts of games(mostly rpgs) that I only partially played through. There just wasn't enough time.
When I got my 360 last October I decided to stick to one game at a time. It also helps that I'm playing less rpgs.
We need more rpgs that can be completed in the 20-30 hr range. Screw this 70 hrs of game play crap.
2246  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: October 26, 2009, 09:39:49 AM
MGS4 - I am now in Act 5:
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What the hell? So Raiden comes back and holds back a giant fucking battleship single-handedly?! I realize he's become some kind of cyborg thing, but come on now. And what the hell is the deal with Akiba? Trying to grope Mei Ling?(not that I blame him) I wonder if we'll ever find out what's up with this guy.
I'm ready to finish this. Maybe tonight. That would be good, as tomorrow is my birthday, and the wife is probably getting me a game.
2247  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: October 22, 2009, 09:41:26 AM
MGS4 - This game has a way of taking a turning a (proposed in my head)30 minute play session into an hour and a half. I have to get up too early(5:30) in the morning to be up til 11:30 or 12.
Anyway. Looks like I'm about to end Act 4:
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I made it to the point where you are fighting Liquid in giant robots. Bad ass! I had to force myself to to turn it off. It took me forever to beat Vamp because I suck at CQC. Had to have "killed" him over 20 times before finally getting it right.
Then we have the Naomi stuff, which totally confuses me. There's no real explanation as to why she turned traitor(or was all along) She even continues to fawn over Vamp as he is dying. Snake should have killed her on sight. Too hot for that, I guess.
 
2248  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: October 19, 2009, 11:28:49 AM
MGS4 - I am now in Act 4
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That was a helluva long cut scene at the end of Act 3. What the hell is up with Miss Bitch Naomi? Ugh. Then to see Liquid kicking Snakes ass. Not cool.
It was also weird to be greeted by the original MGS at the beginning of Act 4. Fond memories of the game flooded my mind. I think I know how this is all going to turn out, but the game has really gotten me feeling Snakes pain. Poor guys been through a hell of a lot.
I'm also thinking that there is a lot of boss battles to come, in a very short amount of time. At least 4, maybe 5. We'll see.

2249  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: October 19, 2009, 11:09:02 AM
Trick R Treat- It was OK. The look and feel was pure Halloween, and I liked that. They completely misused the sack boy dude. Or maybe I missed something. who knows. Still, I did enjoy it, when compared to the amount of crappy horror movies I've seen.
2250  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sheena goes Brütal on: October 14, 2009, 04:52:06 PM
Dude, Jennifer Hale is EVERYwhere. IMDB her.
I hear this game pulls a fast one and turns into a strategy game after awhile. Sounds odd.
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