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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Arvis on May 19, 2017, 12:38:11 PM »
Final Fantasy XV

I'm still on the train to Niflheim at this point.

The character interactions and humanity of the leads here are second-to-none in JRPGs.
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The sequence where The Four are fighting amongst themselves because of Ignis' eyesight and the death of Lunafreya was masterfully - masterfully - done.  Prompto, especially, almost made me cry.  He went from likable-if-somewhat-irritating to I-love-this-guy just from that one portion of the game.  And I was so proud of Ignis and how he handled it, too.  Geez, my eyes are watering just thinking about it.

Despite how janky the overall plot is, this, at least, is amazing.

In addition, the dungeons and setpieces are probably the best in the franchise, maybe the best in all of video gaming.
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I mean, battling near Shiva's corpse?  Her face looking lifelessly over the battleground.  Basically, a giant, frozen cadaver of a dead goddess, like an eerie statue, looming gigantically over you.  How do you think of that?  It's so... intensely macabre and absurdly evocative.  Spooky, yet tragic.  Unsettling, yet poignant.  I've never seen anything like it in a game.

These kinds of things continue to impress me over and over.  In this area, at least, XV is a MASSIVE step up, in terms of creativity, over XIII.

I think even though the large, overall concepts of XV don't really work, I've never seen such impressive attention to detail in a game.  Almost makes up for it.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on May 19, 2017, 12:26:17 PM »
Having your dreams squished because of your own limitations is...unpleasant.

If it helps, that's how everyone's dreams get squished, usually.  It's how mine were.  But I also don't believe my dreams are dead and gone.  They're still there, waiting for me.


Could be worse, though... and honestly, life is good.

My mantra, brother.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by glassjawsh on May 19, 2017, 10:44:07 AM »
Pick me up of the day:

No matter what any of us do in our lives, we can't possibly go to our graves as reviled as Roger Ailes did.

By its very nature, death bums me out, and I refuse to revel in the loss of anyone, but this is definitely addition to the human race by subtraction.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Frostillicus on May 19, 2017, 10:35:05 AM »
  Having your dreams squished because of your own limitations is...unpleasant

True dat. I know what it feels like to be limited personally and professionally by personal hurdles. Sucks the big one. I personally have no choice but to take the "what doesn't kill me makes me stronger" approach however, because I gotta be strong as a family man. It gets very difficult to balance that shit sometimes, especially with my son being handed a similar deal as me.
Could be worse, though... and honestly, life is good.


I JUST SLAMMED AN ICE COLD CAN OF ROCKSTAR FROZEN WATERMELON AOWW




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Game Journals / Re: The Pope Plays Shining Force
« Last post by glassjawsh on May 19, 2017, 10:04:42 AM »
came for footage of literal Pope playing Genesis...

left feeling a little jobbed
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Klutz64 on May 19, 2017, 08:32:55 AM »
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I'm assuming you're referring to when Fake Igor tries to offer you a deal?
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The Soundroom / World Controller - Divinitatis Aemulus
« Last post by Losfer on May 19, 2017, 08:27:22 AM »
Hello all

I have recently released a new EP by one of my projects - World Controller - post-apocalyptic doom metal.

Have a listen on Bandcamp here.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Losfer on May 19, 2017, 08:17:44 AM »
I JUST SLAMMED AN ICE COLD CAN OF ROCKSTAR FROZEN WATERMELON AOWW
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Sodom - M-16
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Starmongoose on May 19, 2017, 08:09:01 AM »
Well, Fire Emblem Echoes is turning into quite the breath of fresh air.
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