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2296  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFTA2 on: June 22, 2008, 12:42:47 PM
Quote from: "terrencelee"
the only issue i had with the judge system is how you couldnt tell if you were about to break the law with certain actions


Just what I came back to say.  I actually thought having restrictions was fun - made you think about alternate strategies and kept you from using the same team with the same moves in every battle.  I hated exactly the aspect terrencelee mentions, though.
2297  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFTA2 on: June 21, 2008, 11:21:40 AM
Quote from: "DarkSageRK"
You didn't play the first, did you?

The only things that didn't suck about that game were the graphics and the sound. When a S-RPG fails at basic gameplay, you know something's wrong. Don't even get me started on the plot and characters, because I may end up using words that you don't know, and I really don't want you wasting time looking their definitions up in a dictionary.


Are you kidding me?  You make a statement like you did, and when someone makes a (totally justified) sarcastic reply, this is where you go?  A comment that boils down to "yeah, well you're stupid?"

Let me teach you something important here.  People's feelings about games are HIGHLY subjective.  Sometimes, an individual will like a game that other people didn't like, and sometimes an individual will hate a game that other people liked.  

FFTA's average rating is 87%, meaning that your opinion is actually the outlier, not the norm, but even if your opinion was the norm, disagreeing with it wouldn't mean that the other person is stupid.  It would just mean that they have a different taste in video games.  No matter how I've tried, I've never managed to love a GTA game, and a ton of people love those.  I'm not stupid, I just like different games than they do.


See how I did that?  I made a point without ad-hominem attacks.  I used big words and assumed you were smart enough to understand them.  Sure, I could have made a crack like "I bet you don't have many friends," but I just don't see how that improves my argument.

For the record, while I wouldn't call FFTA the best game I ever played, I really enjoyed it.  It's actually the game that convinced me to give FFT a second chance when the PSP port came out.  Yeah - I originally hated the game that's universally agreed to be the better one (dang translation problems), and liked the "worse" game enough to give it another shot.  As my review shows, I was glad that I did - FFT on PSP made me realize why everyone liked it so much.
2298  The Rest / General Discussions / This is the saddest thing I've heard of in quite some time. on: June 21, 2008, 10:57:59 AM
I saw a little blurb about this on the news last night.  Gotta agree - this is made up of about 8000 kinds of wrongness.
2299  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Molly the Were-Zompire Puzzle/RPG - Just a game I'm working on: June 20, 2008, 08:01:42 PM
I like text stuff, but mostly just as a quick thing.  I don't tend to play them for long periods.  However, there is definitely still a text-based gaming community alive and well.
2300  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: June 18, 2008, 09:34:20 AM
I have it... but I mostly use it to listen to stand up comedy and crap like that.
2301  The Rest / General Discussions / The Slow Death of the Arcade on: June 16, 2008, 10:38:28 AM
I love laser tag!  I've even gone with the folks from work a time or two.  Best "team building exercise" I've ever done, and no one came away with welts (which I think of as an advantage over paintball).
2302  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The Legend of Dragoon on: June 16, 2008, 10:35:26 AM
Count me among those who didn't care for it.  I think it was the card thing that really annoyed me... but it's been too long for me to be sure.
2303  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Fallout games coming to GameTap on: June 13, 2008, 12:23:17 PM
Dang... I've never gotten the chance to play 2 or Tactics, and have always wanted to (I love Fallout a ton).  Gotta check out their site and see what it costs to sign up, as this might be the thing that makes me do so.
2304  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / ...They're remaking "The Prisoner"? on: June 13, 2008, 12:21:43 PM
I'd watch it for Christopher Eccleston - after Dr. Who and Heroes, I'm a fan of his.
2305  Media / The Soundroom / Garth Brooks and The Beatles are technophobes. on: June 13, 2008, 12:20:25 PM
Quote from: "Prime Mover"
the first time, I always listen to an album straight through.


Glad to know I'm not the only one.  I do the same thing with video games - the very first time I load one up, I watch all of the pre-game things (you know, the company logos and other start menu lead-in stuff).  

I may never listen to that CD start-to-finish again, but I somehow feel I owe it to the artist to do it once.
2306  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: June 11, 2008, 09:15:42 AM
My wife stumbled across about 50 issues of Analog and Isaac Asimov magazines at a thrift store recently, so I just started reading that.  I've also been sort of rereading Piers Anthony's Xanth series.  It's OK, but not my favorite.

Also read a book online recently called Timely Persuasion.  Great stuff.  I feel like I mentioned it somewhere on these forums already... but it wasn't in this thread, so now it is.
2307  The Rest / General Discussions / The Slow Death of the Arcade on: June 11, 2008, 09:10:04 AM
I go to Dave & Busters fairly often, and they're always busy.  They seem to have a pretty successful model - restaurant + bar + arcade.  They focus mostly on games you couldn't have at home, like big two-player light-gun games, racing games with like 8 cars, stuff where you earn tickets...  As has been said, it's a different model, and that's probably what it'll take.
2308  Media / The Soundroom / Garth Brooks and The Beatles are technophobes. on: June 11, 2008, 08:51:47 AM
Gotta agree with D-Rider.  Flow is all well and good, but many folks are just not that into their music.  They like a song, they want that song.  I love music, as I think a lot of folks here do, and I can think of a few albums off the top of my head with a flow I wouldn't want to break, but it's pretty rare.
2309  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: June 11, 2008, 08:45:49 AM
When I'm home, been doing the Wii Fit.  Picked up Rock Band again, but didn't really stick with it.  This weekend, I bought the House of the Dead two-fer on the Wii, but didn't get a chance to play yet.  Also got a game for the PSP called Alien Syndrome.  Will probably post a review to the site when I'm done.
2310  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: June 08, 2008, 04:18:10 PM
Wow - I wouldn't have thought those photos are of the same person.
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