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46  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 26, 2016, 03:48:38 PM
Gravy is terribly Slimy?
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 26, 2016, 10:55:17 AM
I get your point, Arvis - that's why I have no interest in watching it myself.  I've tried multiple shows about people being terrible to each other, and even though I could appreciate their technical successes, the subject matter made me decide I wasn't interested in seeing more.  Not every show is for everybody, no matter how well it's made.
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: April 25, 2016, 05:01:48 PM
Since this is a Tri-Ace thread, I thought I'd make sure everyone saw this story from our front page today:
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2016 version - Save money for that NX on: April 24, 2016, 11:46:33 PM
Giant sale on Bethesda stuff, looks like it ends Monday at about 6 PM Eastern, I believe.


It's a UK site, but I bought the GotY edition of Dishonored ($7.20) and my US Steam account accepted it without any complaint at all.
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: April 24, 2016, 01:53:00 PM
FYI, we just got a copy of this from Nintendo for the site a few days ago (our contact there left the company and we had to get in touch with someone new), but we expect to have a review up within the next few days.
51  Media / General Games / Re: The controllers thread on: April 23, 2016, 08:39:29 PM
The Dreamcast controller suffered from some of the same bulk issues as the original Xbox.  And it had the cord coming out the bottom, which was awkward.  I don't think my hands are small, but I also preferred the smaller Xbox controller.

I hate the back touch panel of the Vita, but I like it a lot otherwise.  I wish that it let you re-map things for Remote Play, though.  Some games have L2/R2 and 3 mapped to the back, others put them on the corners of the touchscreen, and that works MUCH better.

As long as you got the AC adapter, the controller for the Virtual Boy was surprisingly good.  I believe it was the first to have something like its two d-pads, and they used that to good effect in a game or two.  If you didn't have the AC adapter, though, I'm sure the 8 AA batteries would have felt like lifting weights after not too long. :)
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 21, 2016, 07:10:34 PM
I don't see the images either.
53  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 21, 2016, 11:23:17 AM
My vote is also for Tali > Liara. :)
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Reviewing a bad game on: April 21, 2016, 11:21:49 AM
Had you managed to get out of the first town yet? ;)
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: April 20, 2016, 12:28:23 PM
^You either like it or you are a relentless dick if you didn't. What else is there to argue after 5+ years of noise with XIII?

As I told someone else recently, you're about half a step from a ban here, Ygg.  You've already got a bad reputation, so your leash is shorter than some folks'.  Cool it or get out.
56  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / Re: Comments on news post on: April 20, 2016, 12:24:25 PM
This comes up every so often - on our current platform, it's not possible.  We're working on a total technical overhaul of the site, and we've discussed allowing comments... but I can't remember what we ended up deciding.  I'm asking our technical architect. :)
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Reviewing a bad game on: April 18, 2016, 01:44:46 PM
You've got to make your own choice, but for us here at RPGFan, our policy is that we finish a game before we review it unless we have a really feel like there's just no way we can do so.  And if we don't finish, we will tell you so in the review.  I believe there have only been two that I've given up on in almost 9 years at the site.  The latest was Omega Quintet, where I was over halfway through the game and discovered I was probably going to have to start over, and it was so bad I couldn't bring myself to do it.  (The other was Zoids Assault, which I now remember for two things: every battle was exactly like every other battle, and it had only five achievements.  One for being 20% of the way through the game, one for 40%, etc.)

What it really comes down to is whether you feel like you've given the game a full and fair examination.  Is there really anything that could happen in the parts of the game you haven't played that would impact your final score?  And even if there is, is this game so bad that nobody's likely to play it long enough to find out? :)
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 13, 2016, 11:14:27 PM
We even recorded a test before we did the real thing!
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 13, 2016, 01:58:19 PM
So I was listening to your podcast on Tetris and I have one question. Is Tetris a RPG? I thought of it more as a puzzle game than an RPG. First time I played Tetris was on Gameboy. I remember small scenes, a city and maybe a person. I'm not sure what version you guys played where you got the RPG element from.

Not an RPG at all.  That was our April Fools episode of Retro Encounter.  We picked Tetris in part because we thought it would be so super obvious that we were making stuff up.

Given that, I have been extremely happy to see more than one person sincerely ask that question - makes me feel like we did a really good job. :)  In case you missed it, I wrote a review of it as well, and we posted them together.  It is probably my favorite thing I've written for RPGFan in the almost 9 years I've been with the site.  (Although I was also pretty happy with another April Fools article I wrote back in 2011 "revealing" details about the next Kingdom Hearts game.)

60  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 13, 2016, 01:52:03 PM
Doctor Strange trailer looks awesome.

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