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2281  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Last Story - FIrst Trailer Ever! on: July 08, 2010, 09:24:13 AM
The graphics only look OK to me. This could be done on a PS2 or Cube easily. Plus, it all looks decidedly brown.
Now the combat looks fun. Is this an action/rpg? Or more like FFXII?
Music sounds decent, but is that in the game or just a temp track?
Still, it;s nice to see a game like this on the Wii.
2282  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: There is no free lemonade on: July 07, 2010, 02:47:16 PM
Terry Savage is female.
I also partially agree with her. Whether the children know it or not, having a lemonade stand is an early lesson in economics. Giving it away for free, while a nice thing to do, simply makes no sense. People expect to pay SOMEthing. Children may not understand how valuable time alone is, but those buying(or trying to) certainly do.
Now, if this is just a one time thing, I wouldn't think anything of it. But if Mom/Dad/Nanny let her do this on a routine basis, she may be in for a rude awakening sooner rather than later.
So much should one pay for a cup of lemonade? .25? .5? 1.00? What is the going rate nowadays? I've only seen one in my neighborhood lately, and I haven't stopped because I don't like the kids doing it.
2283  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: July 07, 2010, 09:55:54 AM
I decided to try out Infamous last night. I like the concept, and the freedom of being able to go pretty much anywhere. Playing around with the lightning powers is fun. I was having a hard time with the fighting, though. I do not do well with games without some type of lock on. Uncharted gave me the same trouble. The bad guys have no problem at all hitting me, while I struggle to move the stupid aimer thing back and forth to get it in the right spot to fire. Heaven forbid my intended target actually moves! I want to be able to tap R1 or something and have it lock on to the next available target. Make it an option so the "hardcore" nuts don't complain. It's just frustrating.
I'll keep playing, though, as I like the overall game so far.
2284  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: I have a PS3 (finally). Reccomend me stuff!!!!!! on: July 06, 2010, 11:39:39 AM
CDFN has mentioned in a few threads that Uncharted 2 is platinum. I checked Amazon and they are selling it for $44 or whatever. Platinum to me means $20-30. I figured it would drop to that range after a year. I loved the first one, and will play the second eventually.
Flower is fun for the +/- 4 hours it lasts.
Wipeout HD looks amazing and is fun to play in spurts. Way too hard for me, though.
Valkyria is as great as everyone says it is, but no one seems to mention how hard it is. The battles can get quite difficult pretty early on.
MGS4 is fun for awhile, then just gets so frickin' ridiculous.
2285  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: July 06, 2010, 10:56:16 AM
Beat God of War III last night. I didn't think I was that close to the end, but all of a sudden, there it was. I really enjoyed the game, but I think I liked II better. All the games have been fun, though.

I can now play either FFXIII or InFamous. I figure I'll play XIII for awhile, just to get that out of my system. Who knows? I might love it. Looking forward to playing InFamous, though.
2286  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: June 28, 2010, 08:55:27 AM
GoWIII - The Aphrodite scene was "amusing", especially with my wife watching next to me. She commented that the whole thing was pretty "sad" and obviously made by men without a proper "outlet", if you know what I mean. I don't remember the similar scenes from the first two.
after that:
The battle with Chronos was bizarre. I died numerous times during the different stages of it, before figuring out what to do. Still damn epic, though. Then I went back to the Smith guy, whooped his ass, and now have my bad ass electricity whips. Look forward to using them
I like how dying doesn't send you back too far. The checkpoints are almost too reasonable. Makes dying just a minor annoyance. Considering how often I die, this is a good thing.

2287  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Toy Story 3 on: June 28, 2010, 08:38:20 AM
I had to use all my man power to stop from crying at the ending so the girl I was on a date with wouldn't think I was some big blubbering pussy.

Why is it that a man crying is seen as a sign of weakness? I've read all over(including my own review!) about men holding back the tears the ending of this movie brings out. If I was watching this at home by myself, I would just let 'em fly. In a theater full of people you could almost feel the suction of all the men trying desperately not to cry.
Do women really see it as a sign of weakness? Would she really think you are a "big blubbering pussy" if she saw a few tears roll down?
So few movies elicit such emotional reactions nowadays, that we should embrace the ones that do. We live in a sad society that doesn't allow us to be ourselves.
2288  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.
2289  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The G on: June 27, 2010, 11:35:07 AM
God of War III keeps getting more gross and interesting. I killed a titan (weird battle, but cool), got it on with Aphrodite, and got two weapons (the arms and the whip) ..oh and Hermes' boots. Maybe some other stuff.
Whoa! No fair! You're ahead of me! I need to get some serious game on today. I was about to "get it on" with Aphrodite Friday night when the freaking power went out all of a sudden. Weird.
2290  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: June 26, 2010, 10:46:39 AM
Playing Chrono Cross and got pretty far.
I chose the path that ignores Kid after she saves you (giving you Leena and Poshul) and the path that doesn't save her from her illness (to get Glenn and less relevant people).  I'm a cruel sunava-bitch.   Ironically, ignoring the ladies plea for help rewards good...rewards.

I did the Masa/Mastermune sidequest - and the game has since been a breeze.  

Choosing to save Kid nets you Razzy who's required for one of the game's two triple techs.

Choosing to let Kid save herself nets you Glenn who's required for the other half of Serge's only Dual Tech. And eventually he'll dual wield a pair of awesome swords.

On new game plus switch Serge/Lynx with Dual-Wielding Glenn for extra appropriate-ness (since you can't bring him otherwise which is ridiculous in my opinion).
Blah blah blah. Game reasoning aside, Dice is awesome for doing anything to ignore/harm Kid. I hated Kid just for being called Kid. Stupidest name ever.
2291  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.
2292  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.
2293  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.

2294  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: June 25, 2010, 11:37:17 AM
That Hades battle was pretty cool, though. Plus I love the Claws of Hades.
I am doing the whole Flame of Olympus business. Slightly annoyed by the musical game-like button pressing nonsense.
2295  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: June 25, 2010, 11:12:01 AM
So why is this called The 3rd Birthday? Name sounds kinda stupid to me.
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