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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 08, 2014, 12:06:39 PM
I only lost that Yunalesca battle on my first try a couple weeks ago because I accidentally forgot to get rid of the zombie status when I used a mega phoenix to revive other characters and couldn't recover. She's really not that hard if you disregard the the zombie affliction until your characters are almost dead and then get rid of it to heal. Just keep beating her face in. I won the second time with ease.

47  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 08, 2014, 11:57:42 AM
American Hustle -

American Hustle certainly has problems sustaining its ridiculous story and characters, but this is incredibly lively filmmaking with solid performances from every cast member. The story is kind of hard to follow at times because they try to make you look one way while doing something else the other way, but it was very enjoyable. I liked the dynamics of the characters. Christian Bale and Amy Adams in particular were the most impressive. I love Jennifer Lawrence as an actress and she is decent here, but she did not deserve an Oscar Nomination. The whole movie is gorgeous to watch and completely envelops you in its style. It's really nothing more than an incredibly stylish caper film and I don't understand why it was nominated for so many Oscars, but it is a very enjoyable couple hours if you like more mature films. Just don't go in expecting it to blow your socks off.

Yeah you and I have the exact same opinion.  I admire like crazy that the "glorious reviews" didn't worsen your opinion, rather you enjoyed it for what it was and kept the reviews separate --- that's not always easy to do.

I feel the same.  I liked the film, found it wildly *entertaining* but not enough to get why oscar nominations were being thrown at it left, right, and centre.

Thanks! I always try to watch a film separate of the reviews so that I have an unbiased opinion even though I could probably recite the RT score to thousands of movies off the top of my head because I check it everyday to look at new releases and older movies I'm discovering. It's easier to do with films that have good reviews in my experience. Movies that have horrible reviews that I am not enjoying on any level I just immediately go "Yeah, they were right about this and this etc".
48  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 07, 2014, 03:12:42 PM
Watched a couple more over the weekend.

Homefront -

Homefront is mostly just your typical Jason Statham action film, but it is livened up a bit by a scenery chewing performance from James Franco a story with enough intrigue to keep you invested until the end. The action is fairly standard for the genre at this point, but still well done. Sylvester Stallone did the screenplay, which is contrived and ridiculous in spots and could have been improved. He wrote it specifically with Statham in mind though, and it shows. It caters to his good qualities enough to make this an enjoyable B movie experience, even if it isn't exactly high quality cinema. Definitely worthwhile for action buffs or Statham fans, but little appeal beyond that really.

American Hustle -

American Hustle certainly has problems sustaining its ridiculous story and characters, but this is incredibly lively filmmaking with solid performances from every cast member. The story is kind of hard to follow at times because they try to make you look one way while doing something else the other way, but it was very enjoyable. I liked the dynamics of the characters. Christian Bale and Amy Adams in particular were the most impressive. I love Jennifer Lawrence as an actress and she is decent here, but she did not deserve an Oscar Nomination. The whole movie is gorgeous to watch and completely envelops you in its style. It's really nothing more than an incredibly stylish caper film and I don't understand why it was nominated for so many Oscars, but it is a very enjoyable couple hours if you like more mature films. Just don't go in expecting it to blow your socks off.
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 07, 2014, 01:43:10 PM
EDIT: BEAT SEYMOUR WITH POISON.  FUCK YOU MENG.

I did the same thing. I think that's the best way to beat him honestly.

Getting Agility and Luck Sphere's is going to take FOREVER. After the strength, defense, and magic defense spheres being so easy I guess I should have expected this, but still it's annoying. The Great Sphere counters with Ultima after EVERY HIT so I have to wait for that animation, then wait for my characters to heal with auto-potion or auto-phoenix and it has 1.6 million HP which takes 17 hits of 99,999...
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 06, 2014, 07:31:20 PM
Been maxing stats in FFX today. Tidus has max STR, DEF, and MDEF. Trying to work on Agility, but the damn arena monster that drops it has ridiculous evasion. Accuracy is pointless too so I'm not sure what to do. Got Triple AP weapons for every character as well.
51  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 06, 2014, 10:29:10 AM
Gattaca is a very good movie.

Went and saw the new Captain America. It's decent, but all those people saying its the best Avengers AND superhero movie evar are seriously messed up. Not even close to either statements. I actually liked the first one more. This is just Avengers Lite without all the other characters taking away screen time from Cap (which still happens with Fury and Black Widow). Speaking of Black Widow, Scarlet Jo annoys the hell out of me in these movies. She just has that "im sexy and I know it look" and doesn't even try to act at all. Her facial expressions almost had me laughing a couple times they were so ridiculous. This is is a worthwhile movie, but a bit overrated I think.
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 06, 2014, 10:23:22 AM
Hey Klutz, whats your PSN ID? Wouldn't mind adding you.

Finished up the initial sphere grid with Tidus so now I'm farming strength spheres from the Arena to max out his strength (which will take about 12 more I think). After that I'm not sure what to max out. Leaning towards defense I guess. Beat a couple of blitzball games. It's so boring now. I literally was up 10-0 a little after the half... I wish their was a mercy rule it would make this much less time consuming lol.
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Retrospective on: April 05, 2014, 03:18:22 PM
Loved this game too. One of the few I have played over 100 hours. I've had Skyrim since it came out, but have not played it more than 2 hours because I know I won't be able to do anything else if I start it. Waiting until my backlog isn't as huge.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 05, 2014, 03:12:21 PM
Finally got Status Reels to pop up so I have to finish a second league of 10 games. I finished off Omega Weapon last night and got the last overdrive ability for Kimahri and unlocked the trophy. After finishing this league, hopefully the final reels pops up so I can get the sigil and start looking towards beating Penance and Nemesis. I can beat the Dark Aeons without Wakka breaking the limit, but I need him to be able to for those battles.
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 04, 2014, 03:23:59 PM
Other than finding the 4 in treasure chests throughout the game, the only other way to is defeat the Earth Eater in the arena which drops 2 or so each time.
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 04, 2014, 02:36:20 PM
Should probably renamed the thread RPG's with mediocre to bad review you like, because like others I have no shame in liking any game. As for mine, it seems many people don't like The Legend of Dragoon as much as me or Radiata Stories (I loved that game so much you have no idea).
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 04, 2014, 02:34:11 PM
It was a toss up for my next purchase between Golden Sun DS or Persona 4 Golden... I went with Persona 4 Golden since I just bought my Vita. I'm almost ready to put FFX to rest and start FFX-2, after that definitely Persona 4 Golden. I have it for PS2, but I don't know where my PS2 is (in storage somewhere probably) and the updated visuals and portability will be nice. Plus it was only 20 bucks. I never did beat it on PS2 either (got in like 35 hours and stopped playing for some reason, same thing I've done with Person 3 twice!! Why can't I stick it through with these games lol).
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 03, 2014, 11:35:59 PM
Hell yes I finally beat Dark Valefor so I went back and unlocked the destruction sphere I missed in the Besaid Trials. Went and got Anima and Magus Sisters as well as Yuna's sigil. I could probably beat a couple more of the Dark Aeons, but I want to finish up the blliztball stuff first so Wakka is useful.
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wild Arms For PS4 still possible on: April 03, 2014, 06:03:14 PM
Vita is for gamers who like "niche" stuff. :P

I really wish we reported on game sales like Japan does.  I wonder if Vita sales did any better with the FFX HD Collection.

I totally agree with this. I check out VGChartz every once in awhile just for fun, but their data is usually WAY off from NPD and whatnot and they always readjust stuff once the real numbers come out.
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 03, 2014, 01:28:59 PM
I honestly haven't played the Golden Sun games since they came out (I was in middle school for crying out loud!) so I don't really remember much of the story. I liked those games alot. Reading that you are enjoying it despite the same problems of playing them so long ago makes we want to buy a copy on Amazon and play it sometime this year (and it looks like it is on the cheap side still).
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