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2686  The Rest / General Discussions / The Nostalgia Thread. on: July 30, 2008, 09:52:43 AM
I just remembered the other dude I was going to mention in my previous post.
Wasn't he a friend of Thirds? Pretty much just as confrontational, too.
If I recall correctly, they both spent a LOT of time ragging on FFX.
Between the two of them, we had some pretty epic threads. I always enjoyed reading them, regardless of who I agreed with.
2687  The Rest / General Discussions / Oh snap, my 2000th post! on: July 29, 2008, 10:45:26 AM
I know I wasn't one of the first 50, but 63 is pretty close. And what I am about to ask of you is very important to me, being an Atheist and all.

Could you ban GoD from this forum? I would really appreciate it. The dude made 4 posts then left, never to be heard from again. The nerve.
; - )

Running through the member list, it's amazing how many people sign up, post once or twice, then never come back.
I'm also seeing names of people that I had forgotten about and wonder what happened to them.
2688  The Rest / General Discussions / The Nostalgia Thread. on: July 29, 2008, 10:26:48 AM
I actually kinda miss the mailbag. Odd.
I suppose I've been around since 2000 or earlier.
I wonder what happened to General Mortars? Without him around, I think I may very well be the oldest member here, at 33.
I remember selling all my great Saturn games to Ogami Itto(Mike Bracken). I regret that immensely, but I guess I really needed cash at the time.
In regards to Nicole, I've got you all beat. I bought a Grandia II t-shirt from her that she had gotten at some E3 show. I wonder where she is now.
I miss Galactic, too, although I think I've seen a few random posts from him recently.
Third was awesome. I may not have agreed with him on a lot of things, but his posts were always good reads.
Yeah, this is the only gaming board that I still post on, if a bit irregularly.
The only other site/message board that I really liked was the GIA. I still miss that place.
2689  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 28, 2008, 11:08:15 AM
Tales of the Abyss - Over 60 hours now, with all characters around lvl 50.
I am at Mt. Roneal.
At this point in the game you would think that I would have a good grasp of the battle system and its intricacies, but I mainly just button mash with the occasional arte thrown in. Seems to work ok. I never quite figured out how to use the colored rings on the ground properly. I seem to trigger them by accident sometimes, though. I'm just not in to any kind of customization.
2690  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFIV DS Impressions Thread on: July 24, 2008, 08:54:04 AM
I made sure I had headphones on when I started this up. The music is wonderful.
I didn't really get anywhere yet, but my first overall impression is great. the graphics look really good, Especially the enemies.
I'm very impressed with the dialog so far. Well written with decent voice acting, too.
Unfortunately, I need to finish Abyss before doing anything else, so that's all for now.
2691  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFIV DS Impressions Thread on: July 23, 2008, 01:07:58 PM
Just got back from picking it up. I've been pretty excited for this ever since it was announced.
I should have brought my DS with me to work and played some over lunch.
Oh well. I'll start it up tonight, then offer my thoughts.
2692  Media / Single-Player RPGs / What dead series(or mostly dead) do you miss the most? on: July 22, 2008, 08:54:42 AM
There is a serious lack of Phantasy Star in this thread. I want a proper game. No on-line crap.
Skies of Arcadia demands a sequel. I really can't believe this hasn't happened yet.
Like many others, I SO want a Lunar 3.
Another(good) Secret of Mana would be nice, too.
2693  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 21, 2008, 04:04:18 PM
Tales of the Abyss - I keep thinking i've got to be near the end, but the game just keeps going. The clock is around 55 hours. Characters are around lvl 45 and I am
off to the meggiora highlands again to do something to a sephiroth tree or something. This after the peace treaty was signed and we stopped the core from vibrating.

I have really enjoyed this game. The story is pretty wacked out but the characters have made it all worth it.
I still want it to end, though.

I went back to Metroid: ZM to try and beat mother brain again, and finally did after several more tries. I played through all the stuff after that and made it to the Metal Ridley thing. Died a few times and gave up. I'll try again tonight.

Hooked up the Wii to our DSL line and DLed Super Metroid, Super Castlevania(not sure why, on this one) and Dr. Mario from the WiiWare. Any WiiWare games anyone would recommend?
2694  The Rest / General Discussions / The sports thread on: July 21, 2008, 02:41:17 PM
Quote from: "Dade"
Quote from: "Degolas"
I am A GOD at badminton. Seriously.

I challenge you, US vs UK....TO THE DEATH.

No!...To the Pain!
; - )
I love badminton(always thought it was spelled differently. Stupid silent letters) Too bad I only get to play about once a year.

I'm not really big on watching sports. Ok, I don't watch them at all. But for some reason I always watch the Olympics when they come on. Less commitment, I suppose.
I do have to say that it irritates me when people refer to a sports team that they enjoy watching as "my" team. As if you own them, or have any actual stake in what they do. Never quite understood this.

I don't really play any sports either. I'd shoot some hoops if I had a hoop, but I would not want one in my yard.

I enjoy riding my bike, but not in any competitive sporting kind of way.
2695  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / The Dark Knight on: July 21, 2008, 01:39:20 PM
What a great movie. I thought Begins was pretty good, but this is so much better. The whole thing just felt so right. I don't think I need to repeat al the things everyone has already said.

The only problem I had was the transition of Harvey Dent into Two-Face. It just wasn't believable that he would do the things he did. I imagine his descent taking place over a longer period of time. I suppose the nature of the movie wouldn't allow it.

Regardless, a damn fine movie.
To think that I just saw Spiderman 3 a couple weeks ago, and thought that was pretty much crap.

On another note, I was actually a bit shocked by how violent the movie was. I noticed all sorts of kids in the audience who SO did not belong there. When the hell are people going to learn that comic book does not equal kids movie? Do a little research mom and dad.
Probably the same idiots who think all video games are for kids. *sigh*
2696  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPGs Only You've Played. on: July 11, 2008, 02:30:42 PM
I was a big TG CD geek and played a lot of games that no one else cared about.
I've mentioned Cosmic Fantasy II and Dungeon Explorer II on this board numerous times over the years only to hear nothing but crickets. DGII has one of the best soundtracks of any game ever, and CF2's ending was so heart-breaking that I loved the game despite numerous flaws.
Exile I & II were fun games from our buddies at Working Designs.

Lagoon was a cool game. I DO recall it having great music.
I owned PD saga, played through it about halfway, then sold it, along with a bunch of other Saturn games(SFIII included). Yeah, I'm an idiot.
I liked Paladins Quest for a bit. Then it got too hard. Plus the magic system was crappy.
7th Saga I tried to play numerous times, but it was just too damn hard.
Crusader of Centy for the Gen was a fun little Zelda clone.

I even tried to play Tecmos Secret of the Stars. Must have been an rpg drought or something.
I have a feeling not enough people played Soulblazer or Illusion of Gaia either.
Oh, the nostalgia....
2697  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: July 07, 2008, 04:09:14 PM
So we finally got a Wii. I've realized pretty quick that this is SO not the system for me. It might work all right for playing fun games with the fam, but I just can't see any serious gaming happening here. Hell, I've been to a few stores looking over the game selection ,and the only thing that interests me is MP3.
We bought Mario Galaxy with the system, and Nan seems to be enjoying that quite a bit. I've actually been impressed with what they've done with the game, but I find myself wondering if anyone will do that in a much cooler setting. The minute I saw my wife controlling Mario flying around in a bee costume, I was done.
I then rented Boom Blox. Now this game is a bit of fun. Very simple concept. Very simple execution. I like it. A nice diversion. But thats all. A fun diversion.
Wii = fun diversion. Hopefully, they come up with something to prove me wrong.
I'm thinking I'm going to have to get a 360 or PS3 sooner than I thought.

For now I am still playing Tales of the Abyss. Enjoying it a lot. It feels like I'm pretty far in at this point, so this should be coming to a close soon enough.
2698  The Rest / General Discussions / Why do YOU game? on: July 07, 2008, 03:28:20 PM
Been doing it for so long, that I would almost feel lost without them. A bit of a comfort, I guess.
It's always been about escapism for me, and a good game will combine all the best things into one great experience.
I love movies, books, and great music. Where else but video games do you get all these, plus interactivity?
Of course, it is very rare to get the perfect combination, and I'm pretty sure that I've already played the best game I'll ever play, but I still enjoy them.
2699  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever get robbed? on: July 07, 2008, 03:15:31 PM
Wow. Yeah, this topic brings back some not so good memories. I actually remember posting a similar  topic on these boards(or whatever the current iteration was at the time) when it happened. Damn, that was like 8 or 9 years ago. Took all sorts of games, music cds(expensive imported game soundtracks included. Fuckers probably had no idea what they had there) and jewelry.
Took me a long time to get over it. I remember being so pissed off about two specific things. Someone left the sun room door open, facilitating the pukes entry into my home; and the dog was in the basement in a cage, where he most certainly could NOT guard the house. From that day on the dog was allowed free reign of the house, and I'm very careful about locking everything up. Spyro has since passed away, and we now have a 4 month old Rot/Sheperd mix that I'm pretty sure will have no problem guarding the house.
Good luck, man. It takes awhile to get over the feeling. The weirdest thing is the guilt you put on yourself. As if you could have done something to prevent it from happening. It is no ones fault but the asshole who did it. Fuckers should have their hands cut off. No joke.
2700  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Wall-E ...and Pixar; shifting their demographic? on: June 30, 2008, 02:08:10 PM
We saw this yesterday. It was definitely a movie with a message. I liked it quite a bit except for any scenes involving humans. Didn't care one iota for them. My son (who is 7) claims he liked it, but can't tell me a single thing about it after prompting. Odd. He didn't even get the "love" angle between the two robots. He gave me that scrunched up "yick" face when I told him.
The short before the movie was fantastic.
Between this and Ratatouille, Pixar has definitely become just as much for the adults as for the kids. The again, one could argue that they always have been.
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