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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 18, 2014, 01:21:15 PM
New Trailer

Also, Nomura has officially stepped down as director and Tabata is taking over.

It definitely looks more like a real game in this trailer.  There's less of the crazy flying around stuff we say before...which is probably for the best.  It looked cool but realistically I never really understood how you were supposed to control it.  This looks like an action RPG.  Less revolutionary, sure, but also easier to see how it will actually play.

I find it funny that the combat in this looks like Dragon Age 2, a game people queefed out about endlessly, but yet for FF to depart from strategic combat it's hailed as streamlining and fun. In Dragon Age people decree that it's dumbing down and appealing to a COD mindset.

Not saying you said this, specifically, just quoting for the trailer.

Compared to Dragon Age Origins, I did feel like Dragon Age 2 was dumbed down a little... BUT it was still fun to me. We'll see what they do with FFXV, but I'm digging the more action oriented approach personally.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 18, 2014, 01:13:47 PM
Beat Infamous First Light last night. Currently debating on whether or not I want to platinum it. I mean I do want the platinum as that woul be my 49th platinum meaning when I platinum Arno Surge, that will be my 50th. But then I'll have to master the arenas, and I just don't know if I care enough for that. I probably should just try and get some more power upgrades and see if they help make the arenas any easier. >.>

Mastering the arena's in First Light was the best part! I had a blast doing it. It seems daunting at first, but it really isn't once you get the hang of things.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 11, 2014, 07:37:01 PM
Been playing some Tales of Xillia 2. Not much gaming time with school starting back up. Only been able to play 4 hours in the past week or so. It's about the same as the first, although I miss the orb leveling system. Going back to traditional leveling is kind of boring. I also don't really like that Ludger barely speaks. No personality at all. I know they are trying to make you decide the choices for him with the new system, but it kind of zaps the character development that Tales is good at. Otherwise though, still fun. Story hasn't done a whole lot yet.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 01, 2014, 07:48:04 PM
Finished up Uncharted Golden Abyss. It ended up not being as bad as my initial impressions once they abandoned the awful gimmicks halfway through and it started feeling more like a real Uncharted game. It also helped that Sully joined. Overall, it was an ok game, but nothing special like the first three. I'm glad I got it on sale for 18 bucks rather than paying full price for it. Not worth it.

I also bought inFamous First Light and finished it today. Really enjoyed it. I think it has more than enough game time to justify the 15 bucks. The battle arena has been tons of fun for me. I've spent hours just unlocking trophies. Only have like 7 more to go for another platinum. If you liked Second Son, definitely buy it! I actually think the combat is even more satisfying in this than it was in the last game. The city is only half Second Son, but you don't really notice. Story nicely fills in a prequel story leading up to the beginning of Second Son too.

Edit: I'm not sure why this double posted when I only clicked post once. Sorry guys.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 01, 2014, 07:46:38 PM
Finished up Uncharted Golden Abyss. It ended up not being as bad as my initial impressions once they abandoned the awful gimmicks halfway through and it started feeling more like a real Uncharted game. It also helped that Sully joined. Overall, it was an ok game, but nothing special like the first three. I'm glad I got it on sale for 18 bucks rather than paying full price for it. Not worth it.

I also bought inFamous First Light and finished it today. Really enjoyed it. I think it has more than enough game time to justify the 15 bucks. The battle arena has been tons of fun for me. I've spent hours just unlocking trophies. Only have like 7 more to go for another platinum. If you liked Second Son, definitely buy it! I actually think the combat is even more satisfying in this than it was in the last game.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 24, 2014, 10:05:59 PM
I've managed to get every multi-player trophy for The Last of Us Remastered except finishing the Hunter and Firefly journeys. That probably won't happen for a long time if ever because that's a ton of matches and I want to move on to other games, more specifically Tales of Xilia 2 which has been sitting on my shelf all week. I did play a bunch of Uncharted: Golden Abyss this weekend after getting it for 20 bucks at Best Buy a couple of weeks ago. I loved the other three games, but this one is seriously testing me. I hate all the gimmicky controls they have added and the shooting and moving is not nearly as smooth as the others. Obviously there's restraints because of the hardware, but they did not do a good job transitioning from console to handheld like they did with the God of War series. I'm pretty disappointed. At chapter 14 so far. Even the crap like taking pictures and solving puzzles is just not fun. I'll finish this quickly and never touch it again.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Football!! on: August 21, 2014, 05:29:55 PM
So....yeah...Bortles....discuss.

He should be starting, end of story. You can only improve from playing and he already looks good. They will waste a year of his development in my opinion if they go with Henne instead. They aren't going to be a playoff team so if it costs them a game or two with a rookie mistake it will be worth it in the long run. I say this as a Colts fan too. The division needs to get better and I think the Jags are pointing up more than the other two teams in the division from where they were a year ago.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 20, 2014, 08:42:25 PM
Finished the Left Behind DLC in The Last of Us Remastered. It was solid, but obviously not as good as the main game. It's short at about 2 hours and there really isn't a whole lot of gameplay until the final chapter when you finally get to kill things. Final scenes are definitely effective and set up the main game nicely. Just have a few more multi-player trophies to do and then I am going to start Tales of Xillia 2, which I got as an early bday present today from my fiance. I want to beat the game on survival, but having already played through it twice in the past two weeks, I'm going to hold off until later so I don't get burnt out.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 19, 2014, 12:54:43 PM
Started playing the online multi-player for The Last of Us Remastered just to try it. Wasn't expecting much because I didn't really like the multi-player in the Uncharted games, but this is amazing! All three modes are tons of fun. I ended up playing it for like 4 hours straight and didn't realize it was like 1 in the morning lol. I have almost every trophy for the mult-player already except for finishing the Hunter or Firefly Journey's. Color me surprised.
10  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 17, 2014, 05:54:50 PM
Captain Phillips - Great movie! As always with movies like this I wonder what is true, and what has been changed for the movie. Regardless, it was intense as hell, and Tom hanks was fantastic as always. Even had me tearing up in the end. he truly is one of our greatest actors.

The Grey - Why did I watch this? It was on a list of top 100 Netflix movies to see. I want my 2 hours back. It wasn't horrible, but it was totally predictable. And what's up with the giant man-eating direwolves? Alaska getting a bad rap here. It DID have more character and "meaning" than you would expect out of a movie like this. I'll give it that.

That final scene with Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips almost had me tearing up too. I've heard the real Captain Phillips is a dick and nothing like the character in the movie, which is interesting.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 17, 2014, 05:29:48 PM
Finished up my New Game Plus on The Last of Us Remastered last night. Got every collectible, but the game glitched and didn't register one of my optional conversations so I finished the game with 36/37 which really pisses me off because I have no idea which conversation I missed and it will be impossible to figure out without playing through the game a third time. I was also only 30 upgrade parts away from maxing out every weapon and the only one that isn't is the El Diablo which is towards the end of the game... ugh. So frustrating. I really love this game though. First game I've replayed right after beating it in years. I'll try to figure out which conversation I missed and move on to Left Behind next.
12  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 11, 2014, 05:56:36 PM
I will always stand by that The Island was underrated, but other than that I haven't really liked any Michael Bay films. Pain & Gain had its moments, but fell apart after awhile.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 10, 2014, 07:43:06 PM
Finished up The Last of Us Remastered. Took me 15 hours. That ending I was not expecting. It isn't satisfying, but it fits the game so perfectly. One of my new favorites. I think I'm going to start a New Game + now and get all the collectibles and whatnot. I love the world and just exploring it.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Football!! on: August 10, 2014, 07:34:10 PM
Colts looked really good against the Jets in their first preseason game until the third stringers got put in after the first half. Luck and TY shredded the Jets on the first drive for like 40 yards on a couple catches. They could not cover him. Hakeem Nicks had a nice third down catch on 3rd and 11 to keep the drive going too. Unfortunately, our starting center went down at the goal line. I'm so sick of the injuries. The Colts seriously need a new staff for conditioning and whatnot. Already 4 starters down and 3 of them for the year and plenty of players nicked up. I feel like no other team even comes close to the injuries we have sustained already. Our defense looked really good with the first and second string, although the Jets are a terrible offensive team so I don't know what to make of it. Vick looked better than Geno. They should just start him and get it over with. He gives them a better chance of winning easy.
15  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 07, 2014, 02:26:38 PM
The episode where the girls were having a heated debate over a Thor comic was funny? 

And, as far as contemporary sitcoms go, I still recommend The Middle.  I talked about it some in a previous post. 

The Middle is a solid comedy I've seen episodes here and there, but it can be juvenile and stupid at times. Still pretty funny though.
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