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 on: August 20, 2016, 04:15:55 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Artimicia
It looked really bland.

 on: August 20, 2016, 03:15:32 AM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by Artimicia
Getting towards the end of Dark Souls 2 DLC finally, exhausting though it may be, I don't think the Dark Souls series is nearly as demanding as some games, to be honest.

Dissatisfied with all the incomplete games I'm playing, decided to rectify by starting the Saint's Row series.

Dark Souls 2 DLC exhausted me too. I somehow perverted the order/sequence of doing things (no that there is a legit right and wrong in that respect) and by the time I hit DLC areas I'd already seen the credits role and did most everything with my character build I had wanted. The frozen local (Eleum Loyce sp?) was enjoyable by way of being the most challenging area I'd been to with great design to boot, but I finally put it down when I reached the end of that.

Thing is, I am sort of comforted by the fact that there is yet more content for me to go back to and explore. I know there will come a day when I crave Bloodborne's combat or some Souls 2 magic-casting without wanting to commitment of playing through the whole game again. As such, I'm at peace with not having gotten to the DLC in it's entirety.

And on another note, I TOTALLY agree that the games don't prove demanding in the same sense you might expect. They are straight forward with horribly simplistic UI and respect your time. However, they do demand your full attention while you have the controller in your hand which is what I love about them. I think that gets misconstrude amongst folks as being "unfairly difficult or demanding" when in truth the title just require a touch more focus than most.
DARK SOULS 3 / Farrons keep complete. Onto the catacombs. I heard such great things about the boss at the Keep and I have to say, while cool, I was pretty underwhelmed. Without being ember-buffed up or anything I won the fight first try with estus to spare.

Yeah like i think compared to a lot of games it's in many ways not as demanding, it doesn't even necessarily take a super long time to beat the whole game basically.

 on: August 20, 2016, 12:05:49 AM 
Started by Hathen - Last post by MeshGearFox
is it just me or is the left/right balance and bass/mid/treble on these Pokepreviews kind of... off?

 on: August 19, 2016, 11:32:45 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Klutz64
Might be looking at her "Classic" costume which is a very literal interpretation of her FFVI sprite.

 on: August 19, 2016, 11:30:08 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by MonCapitan2002
I was looking at some of the more recent Dissidia images when I noticed something.  In the image depicting Terra Branford from FF VI, she is depicted with green hair.  She's supposed to be a blonde.  When did they change this?

 on: August 19, 2016, 10:51:45 PM 
Started by Eusis - Last post by MeshGearFox
@ Klyde: Suikoden 1's autopilot is definitely not something I /like/ and it's more that I'm just okay with it because S1's atmosphere/je ne sais quois appeals to me a lot. Suikoden 3 isn't a hard game by any means, but the controversial changes/quirks to its battle system appealed to me entirely FOR that reason. There's still a degree of autopilot there but the setup's got a lot more going on.

Meanwhile there's still that part of me that wants a physical copy of Suikoden 2. I have enough money to easily afford it, but I'm old enough to recognize that that's a pretty frivolous usage of my money, but them I'm ALSO in touch enough with the transient, ephemeral nature of all things that it's like, in the long run it doesn't matter either way and it's not like I'm saving up to pay for the college tuitions of all the children I'm never going to have to grow up to silently resent me for every mistake I made, out of love, without realizing it.

Anyway so I guess suika's the Japanese word for watermelon so now I'm thinking like, Suikaden, and Gremio's a horrible watermelon creature.

"Tir," he says, in a deep, gurgling voice, black seeds spilling out from the moist red interior of the fissure of a mouth carved into his uneven, green visage. "Tir. Stop. Tickling. Me."

Monarch Monarch - Okay, I think I get what this is doing now. You can win the maps without any user intervention -- the AI will manage your taxes and take a straightforward, but slow, approach to expansion -- but if you want to improve your score you need to take a more hands on approach. For instance, the AI will clear Level 2 in something like 1200 days, but I got that down to 900ish days.

Depending on what the ceiling for score optimization is this might actually be REALLY interesting.

Lunatic Dawn: Passage of the Book - I sort of want to do an LP of this but it is a very, very text based sort of game and not at all interesting to watch :S

Anyway, started a new game, and focused on picking up good party members. I found some rather OP mages from Japan-flavored country, and some solidish melee fighters to take up the front. Did a few delivery missions. Lucked into finding a monster extermination that paid 8400Gold and only had me fighting some bats in one of the simpler dungeons in the game. Encountered the /wandering shop/ called Simbad's Airship from which I could afford /nothing/.

Oh anyway, gold is distributed evenly among your party members. So having a full party is kind of bad for making money, although having a full party is a lot safer (also, if you have someone good with you, and I do, they tend to wander off if you leave them in town, and afaik you can't kick them out when a quest is going on). You can't actually get your party members to give it to you (you can take their items for the most part), although I THINK they buy their own provisions in town.

Or you could retire and just, uh, start playing as one of them I guess. You can do that. Your own PC doesn't become an NPC if you retire, though I THINK if you buy a house you can eventually play as your children who grow up to silently resent you for every mistake you made, although in this case said mistakes were using them as meat shields/accidentally charge attacking into them.

I'm actually surprised I haven't encountered more sandboxy RPGs where the NPCs are all autonomous, persistent agents that do quests on their own. Ishar had party members that'd screw you over, Wizardry 7 had those other parties going around and occasionally getting to quest targets before you, and uh... Mount and Blade does that, actually.

Oh wait STALKER. Duh. Also Space Rangers 2 and Hardwar did a notably good job with that sort of thing.

Anyway, I found a few broken lines of text while playing it, soooo off to go fix those.

Unrelated, but the PC port of Legend of Heroes 1 does NOT seem to like Windows 7.

 on: August 19, 2016, 09:54:27 PM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by ScottC
Going to see Kingsglaive tomorrow.  I am looking forward to it after the last couple of videos.

 on: August 19, 2016, 08:28:28 PM 
Started by Hidoshi - Last post by Rook
OMG, Bakuon is such an epic trollfest. I love it. I haven't laughed this much in an anime in a long long time.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean here, but it doesn't enjoyable in the normal sense of the word...

It was good stupid in which you could shut your brain off for at least the 1st half. I was kind of expecting K-ON on bikes but its more of a parody of SOLs with some fan service but its kept mostly to a minimum. There are lots of stupid funny jokes in the 1st half and I can't believe that all the motorcycle compaines signed up to get their bikes trolled. Unfortunately they pretty much ran out of ideas around episode 8 and the show limped home. 

 on: August 19, 2016, 08:12:23 PM 
Started by Hathen - Last post by Artimicia
Anyway, I'm kind of glad this one is set with the Hawaii theme to be honest... just because I already like Hawaii so, uh, yeah, simple reasoning...

 on: August 19, 2016, 07:45:29 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Artimicia
Plus I'm now tempted to call Tomara Tomato, I don't think that would be a good idea for too long though =-P

I got over my hatred for tomatoes decades ago, and it wouldn't be as annoying as those weeaboos who like to call me Tama-chan in an overly cutesy voice*, but... Yeah, it wouldn't be a good idea for too long.

*It makes absolutely no sense for them to call me that. If you're going to pretend you're a Japanese school girl, atleast observe proper etiquette and call me [last name]-san. And despite the obvious level of cringe, [last name]-sensei would - technically- be acceptable as well.

But awkward teens are going to be awkward, I guess...

Hmm Tomara-sensei and Tomara-san sound ok I suppose!

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