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Subject: 999 (Nintendo DS)
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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith on: February 18, 2014, 08:56:38 PM
I refuse to quote that mess above me.


I've never played a Pikmin game, so I can't say if I would enjoy one or not. Strategy type stuff isn't normally my thing nowadays, though.

I can't multi-task. At all. Heck, I don't even want to. When I watch a show or movie, that is all I do. Same with playing a game. same with pretty much ANYthing I do.
I can see maybe if you're grinding in an rpg like you guys mentioned, but I can't remember the last time I did that. Grind. In an rpg. ;-)

62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 18, 2014, 08:42:31 PM
Rage quit Last of Us today, for what I thought was supposed to be a survival horror game there sure are a lot of fucking battles, and seriously WTF is with the insta-death from clcikers, so damn cheap

Try to lower the difficulty to easy, you can do that and also be sure to use molotovs and fire weapons to deal with the clickers.

Definitely.  I don't find the game's upper difficulties worth it for how "intuitive" combat is.  You throw a bottle to get enemies to gather, then molotov their asses (on Easy you get more than enough supplies most of the time).

Clickers are tough, but they're blind and easy to stealth for the most part.

It IS worth it for the plot.  I have trouble with game plots these days because they don't have that "human factor" that the Last of Us has.

Yes, Bytor, Don't quit! If I, the worst gamer EVAR, can make it through, then you most assuredly can. Sure, I played it on easy mode, but it was still plenty challenging. Well, for me, anyway. I know some gamers have issues with playing games on easy. Like it hurts their pride or something. I gave up on that nonsense years ago. Easy mode allows me to actually enjoy games like The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite. or any game, really.
The story is great and totally worth it. Stealth those clickers like mad. I was very patient around them.



63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith on: February 17, 2014, 10:34:29 PM
The battle voices are. To the point that, after only 8 hours or so, I don't want to ever play the game again(a bit of hyperbole, but still...). And, no, muting it isn't the answer, as I want to hear everything else going on. I can't believe they didn't give an option to turn the voices off, or even down.

This X game looks great, but, as others have said, I really have no interest in buying a WiiU. Certainly not for only one game. Lets hope they port it.

Ehhhhh.....most of the battles are over so quickly that I didn't even notice it most of the (Reyn) time. I thought there was an option to turn the music up, but I can't honestly remember.

They're not going to port it. This is an old fashioned console exclusive. Between this, Smash Bros, Mario Kart and Bayonetta 2, it's enough for me to grab a Wii U in the future.
Doesn't matter how long the battles are. Still annoying. Plus, boss battles lasted a long time.

I didn't know(or forgot) about X being Nintendo published. Yeah, no port then. damn.
I have no interest in Smash brothers, Bayonetta 2(I grew bored of the first after a while), or Mario Kart 10,000,000.
It's a bummer, but I'm kind of ok with not owning every single console out there. I have too many games to play as it is.
64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 17, 2014, 07:30:05 PM
I just finished Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
A pretty simple game all the way to the end. Just how I like them nowadays.
The story was good, but definitely not a light-hearted happy tale. It goes dark, and stays there. I'm glad I played it, though.
Note: Trophies are not handed out easily. I only got two, and am not sure how I could have missed the rest. Oh, well.

I think I'll finally devote my time to A Link Between Worlds now.

65  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 17, 2014, 07:19:37 PM
2 VERY different movies this past weekend, but both great in their own way.

The Lego Movie -

I'm sure I'm not the only one that groaned when I first saw the trailer for The Lego Movie. I had very little hope that this could be any good. It would be a big ad for legos and that's about it. I was shocked, and very happy, when the great reviews started pouring in. I just had to see what the fuss was all about. I'm glad my initial impression was all wrong. Well, it's still sort of an ad for Legos, but it's so much more than that. This is intensely creative stuff here. It's funny, smart, satirical, and unexpectedly poignant. Almost a perfect film. The story is a bit cheesy, and has been done before in so ,many ways, but the movie makers are completely aware of this. A lot of the humor comes from making fun of these stereotypical characters and situations. I was surprised by the end how invested I had become in the movie, and the message it was presenting. They got me hook, line, and sinker with this one, and I'm perfectly ok with that. Great movie.


Schindler's List -

Surprisingly, I had not seen this before this weekend. I'm not sure how I managed to avoid it, but that error has now been resolved.
This truly is an incredible film. Very hard to watch at points, but so damn important that you can't look away.
I truly wonder how accurate this story of Oskar Schindler is. He's portrayed as a fine businessman, who slowly develops a grudging respect for his workers, and strives to keep them alive. I can't help but wonder how he avoided death. Was it all just bribes and the right words?
I was mostly impressed by Ralph Fiennes, and his portrayal of Amon Goeth. Every time he was on screen I was riveted, and a bit scared for those around him. I don't recall is he was nominated for an award for this, but he should have been.
Add in great cinematography, settings, all the fantastic bit characters, the overall look of the movie, and so much more. This is a great film, and I'm glad I finally took the time to watch it.
66  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: February 14, 2014, 09:03:37 PM
Woo hoo! Wife bought me a 3DS and Bravely Default for Valentines' day.

That's a hell of a Valentines gift! I don;t know anyone that spends that kind of money on Heart Day. Wow.
67  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith on: February 14, 2014, 03:15:49 PM
Was the voice acting in Xenoblade really that bad? I enjoyed it myself. Thought it was a nice change.
The battle voices are. To the point that, after only 8 hours or so, I don't want to ever play the game again(a bit of hyperbole, but still...). And, no, muting it isn't the answer, as I want to hear everything else going on. I can't believe they didn't give an option to turn the voices off, or even down.

This X game looks great, but, as others have said, I really have no interest in buying a WiiU. Certainly not for only one game. Lets hope they port it.
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 14, 2014, 11:34:58 AM
Still playing Brothers: A tale of Two Sons.
A very simple game  with a lot to say. I've played it for maybe 5 hours now, and am not sure how much longer it will be. There's been some pretty dark moments, with the battlefield being particularly disturbing. It made me think of real world wars where the same type of thing happened, and I was sad as a result.
Hopefully, I'll finish it up this weekend.
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 14, 2014, 11:30:43 AM
Yeah, dark chocolate is where it's at. GOOD dark chocolate. And, yes, it actually is good for you, in moderation.
Nan and I long ago decided that Valentines Day wasn't a big deal. We exchange cards, a little chocolate, and maybe a book or movie. Keeping it simple is the way to go.
I try my best to express my love throughout the year, so a day like this isn't really necessary. I kind of wonder about those high maintenance women who expect so much on Valentines Day. I could never be with a woman like that.

Unexpected raise in my paycheck today. Yay!
70  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: THE EVIL WITHIN (ZWEI) on: February 14, 2014, 11:22:15 AM
Very cool. This looks awesome.
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 13, 2014, 12:07:24 PM
I'm happy to hear you're still in remission, CW. That's great news!

On a lesser note, I slipped on the ice last week, and wrenched my right arm catching myself. It feels better now, but still hurts. I think I pulled something.
Then my poor dog goes and dislocates, and then re-locates, his jaw while grinding on a bone. Very weird.  Had to take him to the dog doctor, and now he's on meds for a week.

I got my new iPhone 5s from work. Just a tad bigger than the 4s. Seems mostly the same otherwise. Still, a new phone is a new phone. Company paid as well, so no complaints.
72  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 11, 2014, 09:47:41 PM
Yeah, I've got a thing for McAdams, too. Yum, indeed. I wish she would break out of the damn Romance movies, though. Try something different! Challenge yourself.
The trailer for that About Time movie definitely didn't do anything for me, that's for sure. I'll give it  a try if it ever shows up on streaming, but mostly just to look at McAdams.
(I also didn't realize that was one of the Weasleys! Weird)

Trailer really didn't do anything for me either, but the fiance wanted to see it and there are worse things than staring at Rachel McAdams for a couple hours. I didn't even realize it was a Richard Curtis movie till I looked at the case. Got me a little more interested in watching it.
I didn't know it was one of his, either. Love, Actually is great.
My wife has zero interest in romance movies, so no worries for me there. ;-)
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 11, 2014, 08:58:10 PM
Ended up stuck in Brothers last night. We flew over a gorge to some castle-like place, but then I couldn't figure out how to get up to the bridge. I may have to check gamefaqs.

Edit: Checked gamefaqs, and found out I could swing them while hanging off of each other. I feel stupid for not trying this. Oh, well. Progress made.
74  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 11, 2014, 08:54:41 PM
Yeah, I've got a thing for McAdams, too. Yum, indeed. I wish she would break out of the damn Romance movies, though. Try something different! Challenge yourself.
The trailer for that About Time movie definitely didn't do anything for me, that's for sure. I'll give it  a try if it ever shows up on streaming, but mostly just to look at McAdams.
(I also didn't realize that was one of the Weasleys! Weird)
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 08, 2014, 06:42:01 PM
Finally finished the true ending playthrough of 999. That's some crazy shit, there.

I started up Link Between Worlds, but only played for a half hour. 3d effect is trippy. I have to keep it kind of low.

I'll go back to Brothers, and play through that before anything else.

I'm curious about BD, but I'm not sure I have the time for such a game. Perhaps I'll pick it up in the future when it's half price. Then I won't feel so bad for not playing it.





999 is done and we get ONE SENTENCE?!  Ah well, "trippy" is most definitely the operative word, and on behalf of RPGFan, we're glad you finished it (now do VLR!  It's more convenient on a gamplay level if it helps). :)

LBW, finally for ya!  THe effect is actually kinda helpful when dealing with the perspective (as it would have in ALttP since everything looked so "flat" despite dealing with various levels).  Enjoy, it's brand new yet quite the "blast from the past".

Lemme know how Brothers is (anyone play Rain?).

And BD is good as a proper challenge and an excellent job system.  I know you and I have a problem of time constraints, and I do like how the game handles that by giving you an option to change the difficulty on a whim and adjust the random battle encounter rate (NONE is an option).

Wow! I had no idea BD had such options! I'm way more interested now. Of course, I already have about 5 games to play so it'll be a while.

Of course I have a lot more to say about 999, but I figured everyone was tired of talking about it. Plus,  I honestly didn't understand some of it.
I will definitely play Virtues Last Reward, but not right away. I need a breather from that type of game.
I bought rain when it was uber cheap, but haven't tried it yet. Eventually...
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