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2446  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: October 06, 2008, 02:00:37 PM
My wife rented some obscure horror movie called Crazy Eights. It actually ended up being not too bad. Well filmed, fairly well acted, and the environment was actually a bit spooky. Not great by any means, but worth a rental.

I also saw the Jesse James movie. Talk about a somber affair. Well done all around. A bit slow in parts, but nothing that had me wanting to hit FF. I really liked the music and the cinematography.
So Jesse took off his guns and went to dust that picture [i]knowing[/i] he would get shot. Why did he do this? Simply ready to die?
Man, I wanted to punch that Robert Ford in the face. Slimy Weasel.
2447  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: October 06, 2008, 01:52:15 PM
I went back to God of War II after reading an faq that actually gave me an answer to my problem. I progressed a bit, had an amazing battle with the Kraken, and am now in the Temple of the Fates. I don't think I have a whole lot more to go.

2448  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Name your favorite rpg. You can only choose one on: October 06, 2008, 01:41:59 PM
To do this without being clouded by nostalgia is tough.


Skies of Arcadia

I think.
2449  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: October 01, 2008, 02:05:01 PM
After trying 10 Billion times to get past the goddamn spike trap thing, I've decided to tell God of War II to go F itself.
Problem is...I'm not quite sure what to play now.
I've got Xeno III, FFIV DS, Castlevania: PoR, among other games. I guess we'll see where the mood takes me.
2450  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: September 29, 2008, 11:20:23 AM
Been playing God of War II. I'm pretty sure games like this are meant to be played through in a few days, as I am finding myself getting a little bored. Graphics are great, but everything looks a bit too similar. Same with the music.
I am now stuck on some stupid spike puzzle.
Perhaps it would be best to go back to an rpg.
2451  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 15, 2008, 09:29:19 AM
Yeah, I heard about The Fall last week. It's on my list.

I watched Zodiac Friday night. Damn, that was a long movie. I liked the first half more than the second. Too much jumping around. Overall, not a bad movie, but not as good as I was hoping for.

Watched Pumpkinhead Sat. night. Pretty typical 80's horror movie. Not scary in the least. I'm surprised I'd never seen this until now, being quite the lover of horror movies.

Watched The Goonies again with the fam yesterday. I still love it, but man do I want to punch that fat kid in the face. Shut the fuck up already!

2452  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Depression after finishing games. on: September 12, 2008, 01:48:43 PM
I'm with DR in that games are too damn long and I just want to be done already. But some games are so good that you do genuinely get attached. Tales of the Abyss, which took me forever to get through, left me feeling a bit sad about it all being over. But I was also happy that I could finally move on to something else.
Getting sad over a game being done does not mean that you have no life or need to get out more. It just means it was a well-made game and managed to connect with the player. I imagine the creators of said game would be happy about this, and would certainly not accuse the people afflicted with these emotions as having no life.
; - )

2453  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Phantasy Star Zero on: September 11, 2008, 08:35:48 AM
my own ramblings here...

Oh come on man. PSII was balls. The story was virtually nonexistant, the music was so-so (I do consider PSIV's much, much better), and... To be honest? This is how I feel about FFIV. It's an overrated game, even for its time when story is considered. Yes, perhaps the rest of the console RPG industry wasn't doing much better, but that doesn't mean it did anything good. I can't consider PSII a very good game; it's pretty average as far as an RPG experience goes.

Oh shit, now your throwing FFIV under the bus?!
*implodes from nostalgic game love*

I'm not saying I would play PSII again today. It did have problems. At the time,though, I was quite smitten with it, and will not allow you to destroy my memories!
*cranks up Phantasy Star arranged music and huddles in the corner*

I have a feeling Mass Effect isn't my thing. I tried to play KOTOR but it bored me silly very quickly. Too many options and things to do. I'm the guy who actually doesn't like that. I don't want options. I prefer fun over headaches.
I'll give it a try when I get a 360.

2454  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Phantasy Star Zero on: September 10, 2008, 04:31:43 PM
It is true that much of what lies behind my classic PS love is nostalgia. The original Phantasy Star was amazing for its time. Plus, it got me and my brothers to all work together on a game, which was a thing in itself.
PSII behind the times? Is that a joke or something? The game was damn hard, but I think what really made it work was the fusion of tech with fantasy. Add in a serious story and great tunes that I can still remember to this day, and you have a game that I consider classic. To each his own.
PSIII was iffy, no doubt. Bad music didn't help either.
PSIV I think was a great game with flaws. I never hear(read) anyone else talking about it, but the whole final dungeon scenario almost ruined the whole game for me. The dungeon sucked and the music was an abomination. Plus, I found the game rather easy and too short(Something I appreciate now, but not so much back when I played it)
I don't think any of us classic PS junkies would be clamoring so much for another one if someone would just put out a quality title similar in feel. I think a lot of us really ARE tired of the overused medieval settings.
Alisha, mentioning Skies as a spiritual successor would be fine if they actually friggin made another one. Damn, I loved that game.
Hidoshi, I really don't want the gameplay from the originals back. And I sure as heck don't want the difficulty(II anyway)I want the world from I, II, and IV done up in a modern way. Star Ocean is just a big tease when it comes to tech(so far) and Xenosaga is almost TOO techy. Phantasy Star was the perfect mix.

2455  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: September 10, 2008, 09:40:55 AM
What is that I see over yonder, loyal Toadfrog?:

It is thyne enemy! For the glory of Toadfrogonia, I shall vanquish thee!:

My apprentice was a tad less enthused:

BTW, that is my son Benjamin. He's 7 and is a great kid. I'm pretty sure he thinks his dad is nuts, though.

2456  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Phantasy Star Zero on: September 10, 2008, 09:21:22 AM
oh yay. another online Phantasy Star. Just what I ALWAYS wanted.
2457  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: September 08, 2008, 03:59:32 PM
God of War II - Man, this game is amazing. I really don't know how GoWIII will top it, but it's definitely one of the reasons I'll get a PS3 eventually.
I love these games. They're just FUN(if a bit sadistic).
2458  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What RPG world would you like to live in? on: September 08, 2008, 03:48:50 PM
I'm with Parn on this one. Someplace cool and futuristic. My first picks were either PSII or PSIV.
But I also like the worlds that mix the two like FFIV/VI.

As long as it has a good soundtrack, I'm pretty open.
; - )

2459  The Rest / General Discussions / Xbox 360 price cuts confirmed on: September 04, 2008, 09:40:38 AM
Damn, that Arcade system is VERY tempting. I just wonder if its pointless to get a 360 without a HD. I am NOT an online gamer and will most likely never play anything on line. I may want to purchase the occasional Live Arcade game, though, so do I need the HD for those? Do the games run better with the HD models?
I'll probably end up getting one by the end of the year and am just wondering if I need to fork over the extra hundo.
2460  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: September 03, 2008, 08:55:22 AM
Finished TOTA last night. Took me ONLY 87 1/2 hrs. About the same as DQVIII and DC2. I recall Symphonia taking around 65 or so. Why the hell do I play RPGs again?


Fought Van a few more times and beat him when I decided to have Luke play a more supporting role. I basically assisted Tear with keeping everyones Hp/Tp up, with the occasional Arte thrown in. Jade and Guy are my Heroes!
More emotional business between Luke and Tear. Kudos to the voice actors and writers for making me actually CARE about theses characters.
I'm a tad confused about the fate of Luke, though. Sooo...is he alive or dead? Him dying made sense to me, as sad as it was. Then we have the scene after the credits where he shows up in that meadow(or whatever). Was that a vision only seen by Tear? Kind of a last goodbye? Or is he still alive?

Regardless, this game has really taken a lot out of me(in a good way) and I'm going to have to play something a bit lighter before going into another long rpg.
Probably play God of War 2.
After that, I've got FFIV and Xenosaga III waiting for me.
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