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2566  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: September 10, 2007, 08:27:27 PM
Quote from: "GrimReality"
Thomas is incredibly annoying(intentionally, I know) and leaves us with no one to root for or sympathize with.

I only managed to make it through the first book in that series.  The fact that he raped the girl who was helping him and there were never any real consequences and he didn't even seem to feel very bad about it turned me away, even though there were some cool elements to the universe.
2567  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Ideas for Ds games? on: September 10, 2007, 01:35:44 PM
Of the games you listed originally, you just can't go wrong with Mario Kart.  I also played a game called Lost Magic that was pretty decent (it got a 90% here, so the reviewer liked it better than I did) if you like strategy games.

I didn't care to play Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, but it also got good reviews here and elsewhere.

Of course, this may all be too late to matter now... :)
2568  The Rest / General Discussions / Jack Thompson wants to Subpeona George W. Bush on: September 10, 2007, 07:40:46 AM
Quote from: "Bernhardt"
No, but I think Cheney is! XD

With the super "shot in the face" attack, I imagine... ;)
2569  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Who´s getting Final fantasy tactics: the lion war??? on: September 09, 2007, 02:55:37 PM
Quote from: "Eusis"
Quote from: "Tooker"
As someone who owns both, I have to say that if you're into RPGs, you're probably better off with a PSP.  There is some OK stuff on the DS, but I feel like there's just more out there for the PSP.

After seeing this particular bit and personally finding it a bit baffling, I wanted to make a topic trying to pick apart the libraries of the two to really see which is better, or if they simply have different strengths.

I looked around, and found that there are, indeed, more RPGs for the DS than for the PSP.  I guess it's just that when I think of which of the two systems I tend to play RPGs on, it's the PSP.  I've played a few DS RPGs, but I don't think I've finished any.  The control schemes have turned me off, and on any game that was available on both systems, the graphics and gameplay have been far more to my tastes on the PSP.

I like pretty much any type of RPG (with the possible exception of MMOs), but my favorites tend to be action or hack & slash types.  For example, Diablo II is still my favorite game ever, and I loved the X-Men Legends games.  I loved Fallout and Planescape: Torment, too, as well as some of the tactical RPGs.  The action and hack & slash genres seem to be stronger on the PSP than on the DS.  On the DS, the only RPG I've played a lot of is Pokémon.

I say let's keep homebrew and emulation out of this.  There is some cool stuff out there, but not everyone's comfortable getting into that kind of stuff.  Still, if GBA games count in favor of the DS, then with FFTA, Mario & Luigi, Pokemon, and probably some other stuff I'm not thinking of, a strong argument can be made for its superiority.  Since you may not be able to find old GBA games, I wouldn't count them either.

All in all, counting JUST the games released for the PSP and the DS, I'd stick with my recommendation of the PSP.  Adding in GBA games, it's a tougher call, and I'd probably have to go with the DS.  Adding in homebrew and emulation, I'd go back to the PSP.
2570  The Rest / General Discussions / Why Bioshock < System Shock 2 on: September 09, 2007, 12:19:09 PM
Quote from: "Eusis"
Quote from: "Lord Scottish"
This FPS/RPG hardly has any RPG elements.

And in one sentence, every ounce of interest I had in this game is vaporized.

Yes, because not being quite RPG-y enough instantly makes a game unfun and worth skipping over, despite being ranked 7/8 in GameRanking's list of highest rated games of all time

Well, if you are only interested in it because of the RPG elements, and find out there really aren't many, I can see how that would make you not interested.  If you're at all interested in FPSs as well, then the game's probably still worth playing, but if you don't really like them, then the lack of some other draw would probably stop you from wanting to play.
2571  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Beutiful Katamari on: September 09, 2007, 12:06:52 PM
Was trying to download it last weekend, when my 360 croaked.  RRoD time.  I LOVED the first two, though.  And the fact that they were only $20 when they came out was icing on the cake.
2572  Media / Single-Player RPGs / So, ummmm... anyone here playing PS3 games? on: September 09, 2007, 11:51:00 AM
No PS3 yet for me.  Got a Wii and a 360... but my 360 just got the RRoD last weekend. :(
2573  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Toby Maguire Starring in, and Producing Robotech!? WTF on: September 09, 2007, 11:48:10 AM
Yeah - I liked him better before the last Spider-Man movie.  Of course, the things I didn't like about that movie weren't probably his fault...
2574  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Who´s getting Final fantasy tactics: the lion war??? on: September 04, 2007, 07:47:49 AM
Quote from: "Serene Prophet"
I might pick it up if I choose to grab a PSP instead of a DS.

As someone who owns both, I have to say that if you're into RPGs, you're probably better off with a PSP.  There is some OK stuff on the DS, but I feel like there's just more out there for the PSP.

I'm looking forward to this game.  I loved FFTA, so I went and bought FFT... but never had the time to play past the second or third mission.  Having played the second game first actually threw me off because of some of the changes.  For example, in FFTA, you can teach your people new moves by having them hold certain equipment in battles.  In FFT, I couldn't figure out how to teach my people new moves.  Maybe it would have been more apparent to me later on in the game.
2575  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Heroes discussion on: August 30, 2007, 01:21:00 PM
Just trying to be nice and avoid spoilers about last season for people who are still watching it.  Of course, maybe they shouldn't be reading this thread in the first place, but...
2576  Media / Single-Player RPGs / next generation console rpg... on: August 29, 2007, 04:50:31 PM
There are lots of good RPGs on the PSP... but many of them are games that also have a home console version or are ports or remakes of old games.  So... it's great if you either haven't played the old games or don't play as much on home consoles.  As a DS and PSP owner, I feel like I play more RPGs on the PSP than on the DS.

Also, next month (I believe), they're releasing the redesigned PSP, with video out so you can play on your TV.
2577  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Heroes discussion on: August 28, 2007, 09:04:11 PM
Well... Hiro and the Haitian don't actually have two powers.

According to the creators, Hiro being able to
teleport and stop/move through time are just two different aspects of the same power.  Hiro even says it - he can bend space/time, which allows him to move in either medium.

The Haitian's power is the ability to
shut down parts of people's brains.  He can apply it to erase memories, stop people from using their powers, and if I remember correctly from after homecoming, he used it to knock Sylar out.  Or did he just stop him from using his powers while someone hit him..?
2578  Media / Single-Player RPGs / D&D Tactics on: August 27, 2007, 03:46:43 PM
Did you notice "Chess Mode?"  I found that made a HUGE difference for me.  In a battle, hit Start and you should see it in the menu.  Turn it on, and when you move people, they'll move like lightning from space to space.  The only bad thing is that you have to be more conscious of when your team's hit points, because of the way the camera moves around.  I felt like it was a tradeoff I was willing to live with.

Still playing through this game for a review, and would really like to know how far into the game I am, but I'm trying to avoid reading other people's reviews...
2579  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Heroes discussion on: August 27, 2007, 03:36:52 PM
I was reading an interview with the creator the other day, and unless I'm remembering very wrong, he confirmed that
Linderman is dead and won't be able to heal himself (although I don't remember him specifically saying that no one could bring him back from the dead).  Also, that Sylar did NOT turn himself into a cockroach at the end - they were essentially just a metaphor.  It seemed pretty clear that he'd be back next season.

As far as next season's villain,
the person Molly knows about is named Kane.

Here's a short video from Entertainment Tonight that shows David Anders, who plays Kensei, including a bit where he takes off his mask, although it doesn't definitively say that it's a clip from the show (it's just implied).

It's not clear what the truth will be, but from a few things that have been said and then edited later,
Kensei and Kane may be the same, 1000 year old man.  This would set things up VERY interestingly, as Hiro could be betrayed by his own hero...

I'm stoked that the DVDs come out tomorrow.  The cast will be signing things at the NBC store in NYC.  I'm going to go after work.  If I'm lucky, they'll still be there, and there will still be copies of the DVDs.  If not, I may be hitting up the Virgin Megastore or FYE.
2580  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: August 24, 2007, 12:58:40 PM
Wow - I'm so late to this party.  Just yesterday, I finished a book called "Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask" - it was released into bookstores, and then later released as a free ebook.  Pretty decent, especially considering the price.

Before that, I read Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.  I liked it quite a bit.

I've been alternating books, something random and then another book from a series I finally got all of after a long time.  The series is called Wild Cards, and if the people who made Heroes haven't read it, I'd be shocked.  The Wild Cards books are written by teams of authors (some very well known) and edited by George R. R. Martin.  If you can find them (think online), they're really good stuff.  They were written through the late 70s, 80s, and into the 90s.  There are 13 of them, and then a new trilogy was written later.  Sadly, if you try to read them starting somewhere other than the first book, you'll probably be pretty lost.
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