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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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2431  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: POLL: Fable 2 or Mass Effect on: April 19, 2009, 11:05:40 AM
Ya see. Now I'm on Youtube listening to ME music and it is fantastic. I knew there was good music there, I  just couldn't friggin' hear it! I don't remember if there was sound control in the game where you can adjust the SE/ST levels, but why keep the music so low? bizarre
I always did like the galaxy map music. I would just open the map and listen to it.
I think I may actually have to buy the dang OST now. Thanks a lot guys.

2432  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Girl turns cute to ugly on: April 18, 2009, 08:46:39 PM
She IS cute. And she stayed that way after I stared a little bit. You could stare at anyone and find flaws. Go find a picture of Megan Fox or whoever and stare at it a bit. It may take awhile but you could probably find something wrong with her look. I prefer not to look for flaws in people. I like to focus on the positive, especially when it comes to physical features.
2433  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: POLL: Fable 2 or Mass Effect on: April 18, 2009, 08:39:05 PM
At first I hated the Mako. It just controlled really weird and I had a hard time killing anything with it. It wasn't until about halfway through the game when I realized I could zoom in with the cannon. I suddenly loved the Mako. By the end I got used to the controls, too.
I think my play time was around 37 hrs or so. I did most of the side missions, but made no effort at all to do any achievements.
Maybe there was music in every area(yes, I DO have full surround) but it was quiet and nothing to write home about(I DID like the C-SEC tunes). I would have loved some cool technoesque space tunes(think PS4) in the background. Western (rpg) developers are almost too obsessed with realism. They go with dynamic sound over basic background tunes. I'll take a great music track playing the whole time over boring environmental sounds and sudden crescendos signaling an enemy attack. Then again, there's no guarantee of great music anywhere nowadays. I'll shut up now.
I am aware of other classes. I went basic everything when I played. I really do want to play again trying different things.
2434  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: POLL: Fable 2 or Mass Effect on: April 18, 2009, 12:34:49 PM
Ok, this Mass Effect love fest needs to be grounded a bit. Can't have the dude thinking he's getting the second coming of gaming or something.

The game actually gets quite monotonous if you choose to visit all the planets/galaxies/whatever for the side missions and "treasure" hunting. Hell, they all look basically the same and have strikingly similar missions.

The story is just OK. The characters definitely make up for this, though. The main antagonist sucks, IMHO.
Then you have the typical western rpg lack of music. Granted, there are a few decent tunes, but its mostly environmental stuff.
I would have liked a mix of gun/melee combat. I got kind of tired of shooting after awhile. Speaking of shooting I rarely changed my gun. There was no point. Hopefully, ME2 mixes in some different types of weapons that are useful as well.

NOW, I purposefully sat down and thought about the games flaws. In no way does any of the above negate the fact that ME is a great game. I just wanted to add a little balance to the love fest.


2435  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIII Demo on: April 17, 2009, 03:51:10 PM
I HATE hard games, so this better not be too difficult.
Every game should have difficulty settings, so those who prefer the easy route(me) and those who prefer it hard(crazies) can both have it their way.
2436  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: POLL: Fable 2 or Mass Effect on: April 17, 2009, 03:43:34 PM
ME is not a 1st person shooter. It's 3rd person. I enjoyed it tremendously, despite a few flaws. I'm not so sure about the story being "amazing" but the characters are certainly interesting.
I have yet to play Fable II, but I definitely want to. I just don't want to pay $60 for it.
This poll is lopsided.
2437  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Had to post this FFXIII gameplay video on: April 16, 2009, 09:57:21 AM
Holy shit, this game really does look amazing. Lightning is like a freaking female Dante. She is awesome. Not so sure about the dude with the bird. Why do japanese designers insist on including stupid stuff like that? Makes no sense.
What really gets me is the setting. I LOVE the futuristic look of it all. Very flashy, but totally cool.
I don't understand why they are going back to having a transition between the field and fighting. I like how XII had no transition. The fighting does look fast-paced, though.

2438  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Graphics in RPGs - how important are they to you? on: April 16, 2009, 09:45:08 AM
Of course graphics are important. Anyone who says otherwise is fooling themselves, or trying to pose themselves as being "better" than everyone else because they are not so easily swayed by pretty things.
Heck, I have no interest whatsoever in CIV NY, but that girl sure is cute, so I'm clicking that link! --->
Point IS, I really like fancy graphics, but I will drop the game pretty quick if there is no substance behind them.
I just watched the first video in the FFXIII demo thread. Goddamn that game looks awesome. I mean more from a style/setting standpoint than a technical one, though.
Thing IS, I can still play stuff like late SNES/GEN games and have no problem whatsoever. Not so much with early PS1 polys.
So YES, I want my games(rpgs and all) to be pretty. Just make sure the graphics actually mean something. Artistry trumps technology.
2439  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Favorite plants. on: April 14, 2009, 04:37:58 PM
No question it has its share of problems. Jap beetles love them, too.  But they add much needed height to the garden. Plus the dark color is awesome.
I've had no luck with Delphiniums, and very little luck with Foxgloves, despite trying numerous times.
We grew purple beans last year. I definitely prefer the traditional greens, flavor wise.
Purple carrots? I had no idea.
2440  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Favorite plants. on: April 14, 2009, 11:04:14 AM
Mesh, you seem awfully knowledgeable about plants. Do have a Hort degree or something? Perhaps work in the industry?

This is my summer 2008 garden album, for anyone curious:
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/GardenGuy/Summer%202008/

Tomara, as you will see if you choose to look at my album, I am quite partial to Sunflowers as well.

I think my fav plant outside of ornamental grasses is the Nigra Hollyhock:


I get paid to do it during the day, then I happily spend that pay to do it at home as well. I am a total plant hugger.


2441  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: April 13, 2009, 04:26:33 PM
whoa boy. Lets not get started on plants. One of my other main hobbies is nature photography, much of which comes from own garden. I have literally 1000's of plant pics(bugs and birds too!).
I AM wondering why your cherry tree is illegal, Tomara. Normally trees are banned from being planted due to being Uber messy, weak or invasive. hmmm.
2442  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Cake. on: April 13, 2009, 11:15:27 AM
Ice cream cakes just don't do it for me. Too damn cold.

Cheesecake is the best thing with the word "cake" in it, but I really don't think it should count as cake. It is its own glorious entity.

Give me some kind of triple chocolate layer cake with some type of cherry filling and I'm happy as........pie.
2443  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Pie. on: April 13, 2009, 11:09:20 AM
Damn, I love me some pie. My wife makes this amazing Blueberry Cream pie that will rock your socks off.
Apple pie is good, but boring. Dutchify that thing and its much better.
Pumpkin is good, but also kinda boring. I guess I prefer my pies to be "flashy"

Cheesecake is where its REALLY at.

2444  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Molyneux: Best story ever will come from a game on: April 08, 2009, 10:43:59 AM
Hidoshi beat me to it. I agree with what he said. But I also think that some people are taking the statement too literally.
This quote Has me thinking that he's referring to more than just a well-written story:
ďAnd I think that if I play the greatest story ever told in the same game as you play it, your greatest story is going to be different to my greatest story."

It's about choices. Freedom to change the direction of a story. Things only able to done with video games.
I imagine as the years go by, and game development continues to advance, that we will given more and more power over our gaming experiences. We will be creating our own personal "greatest story ever told".
At least that's how I see what he's saying.
2445  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tim Schafer thinks fans 'worry too much' about sales numbers on: April 07, 2009, 09:37:18 AM
Of course I want games that I like to sell well. Don't we all want things that we like to succeed? Movies/games/musicians/etc? I don't understand the "As long as I play it and like it tha'ts all that matters" mindset. I like to see talent rewarded. I also might like a sequel to said game that's not selling well(see Beyond Good and Evil or Skies of Arcadia. I realize at least BG&E is getting a sequel, but it took a long time to come to fruition)
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