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2686  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies on: January 17, 2007, 01:10:23 PM
Saw Children of Men on Monday. A great movie that gives you a lot to think about. The violence in it really got to me. Almost as if I'd never seen a gun fired in a movie before.
The car scene following the ambush was just nuts. The death of Julian really shook me.
The scene with Theo and Kee walking out with the baby was incredible(I know I was being manipulated and didn't care). And SO telling with how the violence started right back up again.

The amount of detail in this movie is amazing and demands repeated viewings. I want to watch it again just to read all the things in the background.
The directing was great, especially during those scenes that seemed to just keep going, without any cutaways.
This movie deserves lots of awards, or at least a bit more success at the box office.
2687  The Rest / General Discussions / The writing/scripting topic. on: January 08, 2007, 01:29:36 PM
Book example:
Right now I am reading Dragons of the Dwarven Depths. This book is horribly written, and has had countless typos. The only reason I will continue to read the book is because it has characters in it that I hold in high regard from books I read a long time ago. Reading this makes me wonder if those books were truly as good as I thought they were at the time.

Game example:
Dragon Quest VIII - For the most part this was a pretty ordinary game. The translation, on the other hand, was outstanding. As a result, the game was elevated above the norm.

Good writing makes everything better.
2688  The Rest / General Discussions / 4# lanruoJ emaG on: January 08, 2007, 11:41:02 AM
FFXII - Enjoying it quite a bit.
I'me saved a little bit after you get Basch

I'm definitely liking how the gambits work. I prefer to keep the gambits off of Vaan, though. I would assume most folks who play the game keep gambits off the character they control, and on for everyone else? I feel more involved that way. I love how this system feels so action-oriented, despite not being so. Battles can get pretty intense.
With the license board, I'm trying to have everyone do different things, but Imagine they will all end up with most of the same stuff in the end.

edit: I bought Nan a copy of Harvest Moon: A wonderful Life for Christmas. She is addicted to it. Just finished up the first year and married the redhead.
NOT a game I would ever play, but she seems to really like it.
2689  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies on: January 08, 2007, 11:26:59 AM
Man, I really want to see CoM. Might get to go with the wife next Monday.

We watched Little Miss Sunshine Sat. night. Good movie. Funny in spots. WAY too much hype on this one.
2690  The Rest / General Discussions / 4# lanruoJ emaG on: January 04, 2007, 01:52:40 PM
FFXII - I'm loving this game so far, and I'm only 6 hours into it.
I spent a good amount of time wandering the Estersand and the Giza Plains. Now I'm starting up the "sewer" dungeon, or whatever it's called.
Can someone tell me when I get to start messing around with gambits? Even when I had Panello(sp?) I was unable to do so.
Also, when battling, does your placement have any effect on damage? Seems to me that running around doesn't really do anything. This is really just ATB with pointless movement control. I still like it, though. It's fun.
2691  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: January 02, 2007, 04:19:11 PM
Might as well...

I freakin' LOVE Hippos!
2692  The Rest / General Discussions / 4# lanruoJ emaG on: January 02, 2007, 11:00:16 AM
I beat Okami with about 61 hours on the clock. Tons of stuff I never got to, like the wanted lists, misc. Dojo skills, etc. ect. WONderful game.
Tried out Zelda: TP(GC) for about an hour. Lame beginning, but that is to be expected. I'll get back to this later.
Now playing FFXII - Goddman this game is overwhelming! The first city is so huge and.....bustling! Lots of stuff to do and see. Hopefully, it retains a sense of linearity, though, or I will be in trouble. I hate games with TOO much to do and no true focus(PC rpgs...yuck) I AM impressed so far.
2693  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: January 02, 2007, 09:29:10 AM
I hear ya on your frustration Dade. I've read so much fantasy/sci-fi over the years that I just dont know where to go for something truly GOOD anymore.
I've read two Neil Gaiman books, Good Omens(with Pratchet), and Neverwhere. Both were quirky, throw away fun. Thats all. I honestly didn't get much more than that out of them. I prefer more serious reading.
I've been tempted to start reading the Thomas Covenant books. Anyone with an opinion on these? I've heard a lot of good things.
I'm now reading Dragons of the Dwarven Depths, and it has been tough so far. I used to think these two could write. I'm about 100 pages in , and this is pretty crappy stuff so far. Plus, all the typos are irritating me.
2694  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies on: January 02, 2007, 09:11:55 AM
Over the Hedge = Godawful shit. that is all.

BTW, Din, I only ended up seeing the end of A Christmas Story this year, despite owning it. I was sorely lacking in Christmas "spirit"(whatever that is) this year and wasn't in the mood for much of anything.
2695  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Transformers Trailer. on: December 22, 2006, 08:15:05 AM
Yeah, I saw the trailer through AICN a few days ago. I have very low expectations for this movie, and the trailer just solidifies them.
Michael Bay is good for blowing stuff up, and thats about it.
I DO appreciate the dark tone, though. It seems he is taking the property seriously.
2696  The Rest / General Discussions / Yearly game awards on: December 21, 2006, 09:54:10 AM
Holy shit! Do these awards suck or what? Hell, most of the nominees suck.
Seems Gamespot has a major hard-on for the 360.
The music category is a joke for not including Okami, which has one of the best soundtracks I've heard in a while.
Everything else is just a bunch of mainstream bullshit.

WTF? Dead Rising beating out Zelda and Okami?!

This is why the Taliban hates us.
; - )
2697  The Rest / General Discussions / 4# lanruoJ emaG on: December 19, 2006, 02:09:24 PM
Okami - I am about to go to Oni Island. I was thinking of leaving the area to search for treasures and such(now that I have the cats paw technique), but I kinda just want to move the game along. 46 hours is long for an adventure game, and according to the map there is a lot more area to explore yet. I'm loving the game, but I've got FFXII and Zelda:TP waiting for me.
2698  The Rest / General Discussions / Game Journal #3 on: December 14, 2006, 12:04:36 PM
My wife gets home from work yesterday, walks up to me, and hands me a copy of Zelda for the GC! I was shocked. I had asked for it for Christmas, but I guess she decided not to wait. She bought it at target, but not before having to ask a sales clerk to get it out of the back.
Too bad I won't be playing it for a LOOOONG time. Theres no way I can play Okami and Zelda back to back(way too similar), so I'll be playing FFXII inbetween. I may not get to Zelda until freakin' April!

Okami is a huge game. My next task is to go to the Dragonian domain.
2699  The Rest / General Discussions / Game Journal #3 on: December 11, 2006, 01:25:50 PM
Man, I feel stupid. In Okami, after doing the Emperor business and helping out the spaceship girl, I have been wandering aimlessly trying to figure out what to do. I check an FAQ this morning and find out that all I had to was
use The Mist technique to get past the guards so I can see the queen

Why didn't I try that one, when I had already tried other techniques? I have no idea.
I love this game.
2700  The Rest / General Discussions / IGN: The Top 25 Videogame Franchises on: December 11, 2006, 01:16:03 PM
I'm surprised that Castlevania was so high on the list. As much as I have always loved Castlevania, I still consider it more of a series for "hardcore" gamers. I don't think I've ever seen a CV game on the bestsellers list.
The top two are well-deserved but very predictable. I'd personally put Zelda first, but thats just because he's so much cooler than Mario.
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