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 on: Today at 03:20:56 AM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Aeolus
A page late, but I can remember watching All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) as a kid and leaving a trail of tears about dogs taken away too soon. The whisky voice of the German shepherd, Charlie was voiced by legendary, Burt Reynolds and Itchy voiced by Dom DeLuise.



Seeing Batman: The Killing Joke tonight and the new Star Trek tomorrow. A busy, yet fun week for entertainment. :]

Don Bluth wanted to make his own animation studio, which Blackjack and Hookers, and got about two-thirds of the way there.

Unfortunately, outside of his early stuff, much of that studio's output was pretty weak (I mean, who the hell even remembers what A Troll in Central Park or The Pebble and the Penguin were even about? nevermind the titanic flop that was Titan AE). Also can't forgive the guy for giving us The Movie Before the Direct-2-Video Market got Flooded with this Thing's Endless Sequels.

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 on: Today at 03:03:11 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Aeolus
Interesting to hear your take. FF3 and its marathon dungeons and lack of saves is probably the most unfair FF I've ever played.

FF3 was super harsh at times but I thought it was balanced pretty well, like if you were careful you shouldn't run into too many crazy issues.

FF2 is the one which really stuck out to me, craptastic super-monsters in chests and stuff. I honestly struggled to finish that dungeon where you had the helper guy the whole time.

In a sense I think FF8 was actually the worst balanced though, it was the only one where you kind of had to take advantage of obscure/quirky systems to create really unbalanced powerful things without having it be just normal, which is precisely what I did incidentally... beat Ultimecia with a dead Rinoa and Irvine as a healer and Squall just spamming Lionheart.

FF9 is really great as well, having been very careful and kind of conservative they managed to make it actually a pretty enjoyable game to play. I'd say in general the kind of "cooler" FFs (for lack of a better term) like FF7/FF8, 10, and 13 were much weaker games, whereas the kind of charming and silly FF1-3, 6 (depending on how you count 6), 14, were much more accessible.

But yeah pretty much every other Tri-Ace game could be a total sloshing mess, depending.


You're gonna have to explain which helper guy because virtually every part of FF2 has your party of three saddled with a fourth helper dude/tte. Party comp spoilers:
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you start with Leon for the five seconds it takes to get ran down, followed by resident crutch Minwu, who ditches for the Brosef Josef, who's sadly replaced by uber-gobber Gordon, but is then upgraded with Leila, but is then swapped back for Gordon for about five minutes or so, then topped off by Leila for a longest goddamn time, eventually Richard?/Gareth? hops on to fork over the keys to his Wyvern and lasts until he tries to mano-a-mano the guy who just took over Heaven and Hell let's rock, at which point Leon finally tries to excuse his almost competent villainy by being an almost competent party member for the finale.

One thing I'd have to say about FF3 though is that its basically the closest the series ever got to a Ys style Level threshold, where one Level can make a profound difference. It also has one of the better Uematsu soundtracks and the game itself is the closest the series ever really gets to High-Fantasy (FF1's too short, FF5 gets a bit too Shonen Anime, FF9 gets too character driven, and the rest has either some kind of military or modern theme to it). That said, there's a ton of bullshit to that game (a lot of it is forewarned like Nepto or the Swamp, but the Statues are still kinda WTF, Salonia is a nasty trap, the Ancient Cave can suck a dick, the Mini-Dungeons are tedious, making you spend nearly the entire game carting around a White Wizard is weak, and the finale's near total dearth of save points is pretty lame). Still better than the DS (et all)'s version of the game and its "System limitations holding back the enemy count per battle? Lets just jack up enemy stats and actions per battle across the board. ACROSS THE BOARD!!! Also lets nerf a bunch of Jobs and give the crappy ones a single piece of half decent equipment locked behind more grinding than what's found over the entire game in a not-even-halfassed attempt at contorting a linear progression system into a 'balanced' one. And while we're at it, lets drop heavy penalties on changing said Jobs while conveniently ignoring the fact that the actual game was built around changing Jobs to react to the already obnoxious dungeon gimmicks."

As for Infinite Undiscovery. Yeah, no. That one wasn't that good of a game. It's the precursor of the Seven Man Party of SO5 by a full console generation, and it shows. Its also infamously remembered for "Dinner! Dinner! Dinner!" (on top of having a pretty dumb plot involving being a body-double for a guy who eventually turns out to be faking it until the aforementioned body double arrived).

And yeah, RoF could've easily been its own anime given some of the game's unabashed ridiculousness at times (even if we would've missed out on the guncrafting and John Woo-ing everything). I can't believe this game came out in 2010 (which makes it arguably the best thing Tri-Ace has put out this decade thus far).

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 on: Today at 01:47:14 AM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Artimicia
A lot of those non-Disney kind of animated movies from the 80s/90s were definitely watched a lot by moi once upon a time, in a land before time.

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 on: Today at 01:45:41 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Andrew
Not really relevant to the above, but Agent I like your new avatar. Also glad to see your face survived the image transition. ;)



In my haps... I will be married in less than 7 weeks. So awesome, but also kind of weird to think about. My fiance and I do not currently live together, so we've been moving stuff in/out of our new apartment which is tiring, but pretty fun. Both of us are looking forward to being married much more than the wedding day itself - too much stress! Haha. We'll be on our honeymoon afterwards, but it's so easy to forget about - it feels too far away and the wedding takes up all my mental space.

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 on: Today at 01:24:35 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Artimicia
Some new haps...

Been trying to improve my strength through more radical means, so I've been doing slightly less weight (haha, less) for 100 rep total on my first major exercise, aside from squats cuz bad ankle. Today was chest, so I went for 315 for 100 reps. Took me a grand total of 1 hour and 28 minutes. This is the second week of it...I took 2 hours last time. So yeah, improvements!

The worst week of my year is approaching again in a mere 2 weeks...a children's play I do a few miles from where I live in the bronx. It's not the actual play that is bad (it's usually pretty terrible), but it's the fighting between my father and I, the terrible heat, and the direct sunlight all day for 4-6 hours a day. It sucks, I hate it, and every year I put a new hole in my door from it. Goody for me :(

So I developed a new crush on this girl who works at a dunkin donuts location not far from where I live. She's stupidly pretty and I get all flustery when I walk in and see her, which is oddly pretty often cuz work and my old man loves his coffee. I've tried to say simple things to her like good morning or hi how are you, but they come out sounding like a grunt from lion. I then grumble something along the lines of thank you when I pick up my order (online order ftw!) and smile awkwardly as I leave. I saw her tonight as I was picking up some dinner and I tried to say hi but again,just came out like a weird gutteral noise...I'm an embarassment to men worldwide...

Ahh...life blows.

Ahh the corner store crush!

Honestly though relationships are all awkward a lot of the time and people don't just accept that fact, it's not about whether it went according to some movie script, but more how you deal with it. I'd daresay that was good first start! Even better if you can reference it in some kind of knowing clever way the next time.


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 on: Today at 01:13:43 AM 
Started by Artimicia - Last post by Artimicia
Aside from Hyrule Warriors and Project Zero 5, what secret 1/3 would this be?

Well I guess they're not Nintendo branded per se, but like Nintendo associated perhaps, and I'd count Valhalla as basically Tecmo/Team Ninja/Valhalla as sort of the same thing to be honest, since it's mostly the same style, which adds in...

Devil's Third, Other M, HW legends, DOA: Dimensions, all Nintendo-exclusive, plus of course HW for Wii U and Project Zero 5 that you just mentioned... considering how few Nintendo-exclusive pure first party projects there are that's kind of big relative to the larger size.

I know Other M is sort of old but I just mean in general they've been dedicated to them for awhile it seems, the earlier Fatal Frames on the Wii for ex.



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 on: Today at 12:31:26 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Klutz64
I read somewhere that the localization in Nights of Azure is so bad that there are times where the game has spoken lines that don't have subtitles at all, and not just battle quotes but actual story moments.

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 on: Today at 12:30:19 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Artimicia
Actually back on the FFT thing yeah FFT was a super mess at times, and then you get TG cid randomly and it's all a joke.

The absolute worst fights though it's true were Weigraf, and literally everything involving Elmdor the sexy Sephiroth clone (more men need long hair, dangit!) and his 2 psychotically hot sadistic girlfriends.

Oh and don't forget the first Gafgarion brawl, where he's on the one side of the gate.

I have no idea why I invested so many hours in the game... I guess that's why I'm ruminating a lot in these posts. In retrospect I think a lot of games I played might of been (not applying this to FFT though) might of been better off just anime or something.

For some reason I'm kind of fond of Resonance of Fate (and I know one other person is based on their avatar mwahah!) I feel like because they kept it simpler, there's no uber grinding except towards the end and even then you can sort of manage itself. I still think they overdid it, but they kind of didn't just throw things one after the other at your like broken parts.

Well unless they were throwing you broken parts for the scrap shop... eheh... heh. I've never played Infinite Undiscovery though don't know how that one worked out.

I kind of just like the world of Resonance as well, just this compressed thing no crazy superhuman world extermination antics, it's kind of more like this compact character game, and I liked Star Ocean most for it's characters most of the time anyway and other Tri-Ace games for similar reasons. Plus I loved all the details like the Chandelier and the back and forth between the characters with more jokes than a typical Tri-Ace game.

But if we're going into the world shattering thing, and maybe even the overall game, VP1 is the unquestioned #1 for me as far as the Tri-Ace canon goes.. there's no question the bitterness and rage is positively sublime in that... it just depends on how emotionally  masochistic you are feeling in order to get into that game.

Although I think Breath of Fire and perhaps other Capcom franchises do the dark n bitter thing a little better... well now I'm just rambling.

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 on: Today at 12:25:05 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Artimicia
Interesting to hear your take. FF3 and its marathon dungeons and lack of saves is probably the most unfair FF I've ever played.

FF3 was super harsh at times but I thought it was balanced pretty well, like if you were careful you shouldn't run into too many crazy issues.

FF2 is the one which really stuck out to me, craptastic super-monsters in chests and stuff. I honestly struggled to finish that dungeon where you had the helper guy the whole time.

In a sense I think FF8 was actually the worst balanced though, it was the only one where you kind of had to take advantage of obscure/quirky systems to create really unbalanced powerful things without having it be just normal, which is precisely what I did incidentally... beat Ultimecia with a dead Rinoa and Irvine as a healer and Squall just spamming Lionheart.

FF9 is really great as well, having been very careful and kind of conservative they managed to make it actually a pretty enjoyable game to play. I'd say in general the kind of "cooler" FFs (for lack of a better term) like FF7/FF8, 10, and 13 were much weaker games, whereas the kind of charming and silly FF1-3, 6 (depending on how you count 6), 14, were much more accessible.

But yeah pretty much every other Tri-Ace game could be a total sloshing mess, depending.

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 on: Today at 12:18:43 AM 
Started by Dincrest - Last post by Tooker
I saw Ghostbusters today, thoroughly enjoyed it.  Took my 12 year old nephew, he also thoroughly enjoyed it.  It's got a good level of nods toward the original - doesn't depend on it entirely, doesn't ignore it.

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