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1891  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Secret of Evermore on: May 09, 2008, 06:28:32 AM
I don't think he was implying that they do, though its pretty likely that that's what he thinks.

Not that it matters anyway, even if they were related it shouldn't have a bearing on how much you enjoy the game. One thing I don't like about sequels or side-stories sometimes is that they end up being just for the fans instead of for the general gaming audience. It's fine to have references to each other (Suikoden, Main Series Final Fantasy) in some form or another, but I find it irritating if they base entire plot points off some of that stuff.

Anyway, Secret of Evermore is pretty difficult if you make it difficult. You can spend an ungodly amount of time grinding just like any RPG to make it easier. I found the alchemy system to be really irritating to keep track of, and just that alone almost made me not want to play the game sometimes. It's overall a pretty good game, American RPGs based off of JRPGs seem to get a lot of fluff sometimes just for being American.
1892  The Rest / General Discussions / A Brazilian woman is now in the record books.... on: May 09, 2008, 06:20:15 AM
It's all about how the breasts will look when paired with the rest of the body, really. Some people just look better without gigantic boobs flopping everywhere.

Regardless of how much of a simpleton Validus is, I do wonder what's the difference between people liking really huge breasts and people liking fat people, liking children, or even liking people of the same sex is- it's all something that individuals find subjectively attractive.
1893  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Top 5 RPGs everyone loves to hate on: April 30, 2008, 08:54:11 PM
Only one I can think of.

Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest.

There, I said it.
1894  The Rest / General Discussions / Queen Elizabeth is banning porn on her island. on: April 30, 2008, 08:47:18 PM
How is banning hardcore, kinky pornography because someone who's a murderer happens to watch it any different from banning a violent video game when some school shooter happens to play them?
1895  The Rest / General Discussions / Faith kills on: April 29, 2008, 08:24:25 PM
Yes, we all know 25 years in prison will make them learn their lesson when the death of their daughter won't.

Goddamn fucking stupid people piss me off. Reading about these kinds of people really bring my piss to a boil.
1896  The Rest / General Discussions / IGN's GTA IV Review on: April 27, 2008, 06:39:02 PM
Doesn't really matter if they give it perfect scores or not, it's only the difference between "Fucking perfect" and "Fucking incredible". Either way, I'm interested in the game now, but I'll still give it a rent first when i get the chance since I was never a huge fan of GTA games.

My interpretation of perfect scores or near-perfect scores is that it should impress even the people that arn't really interested in the game in the first place.
1897  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Namco plans to resurrect Splatterhouse on: April 25, 2008, 10:36:29 AM
I dunno, wouldn't it be hard to find ammo in a game franchise where you traditionally chainsaw down ghouls and monsters?

The only other humans in the game have always only been the ones you try the save.
1898  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever wondered what dentists do when they put you to sleep? on: April 24, 2008, 06:14:50 AM
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I will not get anesthesia again. I don't care what procedure I have to go through, I just have to suffer through the pain.


Yes, I'm sure you will.

I really hate it when people decide to take their misfortunes and exaggerate them like this. I agree what happened to her sucks, but reading articles like this just pisses me off because I know there's going to be people that fall for the whole "GAWD DOCTORS SUCK" mentality that it creates.
1899  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Yahtzee's SSBB Review on: April 24, 2008, 12:13:04 AM
Technically, someone did it before you, har har har.
1900  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Namco plans to resurrect Splatterhouse on: April 23, 2008, 10:01:42 PM
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Franchises die for a reason.  I disapprove.


I dunno, lots of franchises have died and have come back with an amazing installment. The Batman movie franchise was put to sleep after Batman and Robin, but plenty of people loved Batman Begins.

Personally, I thought all three original Splatterhouses were good games, and they all had references to horror movies that were around when they came out, so I'm hoping that this one can do the same for the horror movie fans.

Regardless, people who enjoyed Splatterhouse have been waiting for another installment for years, and I never really found anyone that hated the series. Maybe some found it relatively boring, but it was never had a really bad installment, so I don't see the problem with reviving it as long as they make a good game out of it.
1901  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Yahtzee's SSBB Review on: April 23, 2008, 08:58:21 PM
I find Yahtzee's reviews to be pretty consistent in quality, in my opinion. He has a certain attitude and angle in takes into games that you have to get your mind into before you can understand his reviews.
1902  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Namco plans to resurrect Splatterhouse on: April 23, 2008, 08:56:30 PM
Holy crap.
1903  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: April 22, 2008, 08:07:48 PM
Finished Psychonauts. This is the best game I've played in years, though it is on the short side- at some point I might go back and go explore every nook and cranny, but I'm a bit burned out at this point.

The last stage, however, was a fucking nightmare. The last sections of the game are reminiscent of hard old-school games found on the NES- you have to play some parts over and over until you have precision and skill to get through.

...Though, the problem with this is that we're in the 3D era now, and that just doesn't work unless you have the camera pan perfectly into the angle that you need to make a jump or something easy. And like I said before, the camera in this game is sub-par, so it just ends up being frustrating when you do it, and not particularly satisfying when you succeed.

The first section of the stage involved protecting someone, which is fine and dandy, but he flies around the stage and at some point I found it annoying because I had no idea where he flew. If the stage wasn't as linear as it was I would have never beaten it.

Then there is a part where
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Raz battles against his dad in a contest of acrobatics in his mind
which was actually a neat idea- they tried to bring back a lot of the underused platforming elements and made it exciting by giving you a sort of time limit. Most of this section was actually not too bad, there was just one that was so horrendously annoying that I felt like eating my laptop.

What you basically have is a series of nets while a pool of death rises up from underneath you. It wouldn't have been so bad if it was just "scale the net quickly", but they had several nets that were jump-distance apart.

Here's the problem: You can't really jump while holding onto a net, you can only let go. So in order to remedy this, you climb to the top of each individual net, where you jump onto the top of the net- a plank which is like, one fucking inch wide. Now if you haven't missed jumping on that tiny plank and fell to your doom, you now have to jump onto another net, which isn't that hard, but a bunch of the nets also have sections on fire which will burn your ass if you're not careful. They arn't instant death, but goddamn they'll add up. Now that you're on the other net, scale across to the end and what do you find?

Another end. Now you have to try to jump onto the one-inch wide top of THIS net and jump onto the next one. You have to do a series of these, like 5 or 6 of them. I swear to god I had to repeat this section about 30 times before I got it. It wouldn't be so bad if the camera didn't constantly point at Raz's butt, maybe then I could actually see where the hell I'm jumping.

Thankfully pretty much everything after that was easy. The entire game was easy, really- just that one section was brain-numbingly difficult.

....I want a sequel. =P
1904  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Super Robot Taisen Z on: April 21, 2008, 03:01:52 PM
Apparently this is a Playstation 2 game. I'm really confused- why, in the name of god, heaven and hell, everything in between, every creature on earth, by the far reaches of the galaxy, by the inner rims of the universe and every mega-verse in the ultra-verse, did they decide to put it on PS2? I really wish the company would stop cashing in on certain franchises and make some damn changes in the series already.

I mean, its one thing to get the same gameplay, but chances are the graphics are going to be at the level of Alpha 3, so we're getting the same quality of graphics too. SRT was never really a graphics-intensive game, they just rode on the fact that people would be wow-ed by the overly elaborate animation sequences, and it depresses me that Japanese gamers keep getting suckered in like this. At least huge-ass franchises like Final Fantasy change some things from one game to the next, the only thing we're getting is basically different models and animation.

Guess I'll be suckered into checking it out anyway since it has Eureka 7 in it. I guess that's the genius of Banpresto- put one popular series in each game to top the sales charts. Dammit.
1905  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: April 21, 2008, 01:18:42 PM
Started playing Psychonauts a few days ago, and all I have to say is:

Wow.

What a breath of fresh air. I usually don't play 3d platformers too much, but this game is impressing me in almost every way so far. Only annoying thing for me, really, is the camera, though it's not as bad as it could be.

I currently
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just finished the Milkman Conspiracy stage and collected the first stolen brain.
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