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General Discussion / Re: Ukraine
« on: March 30, 2014, 11:43:47 am »
Look, the main reason the opposition wants to join the EU is to stop Russia from constantly backseat driving their economy and politics. They're probably aware that the EU isn't perfect, but at after all the years of bullshit like election rigging and attempted assassinations of political candidates, they're sick of Russia's underhanded attempts to control Ukrainian politics by supporting a bunch of corrupt officials. Thus, they feel like the problems they'll face in the EU aren't gonna be as bad as what they've been through these past twenty years.

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General Discussion / Re: Ukraine
« on: March 29, 2014, 08:20:20 pm »
Everyone in my family aside from my immediate family lives in Ukraine so the last few months have been unsettling for us. This whole situation has been nothing but a corrupt shitshow run by a bunch of horribly shady politicians. Putin is a thug, Yanukovich is a thug, and a good chunk of these so-called "pro-Russian" protestors are a bunch of paid frauds running around pretending to give a shit about any of this. And you know what? There's probably plenty of corruption on the pro-EU side as well - let alone a lack of good leadership. But even all the damage those guys have done is nothing on the scale of what the Russian government and their Ukrainian supporters are doing right now.

Oh, and to whoever said Ukraine has some fascist, anti-Russian majority leading the pro-EU movement, you are beyond full of it. We don't hate Russians, we just hate your government and their meddling. And apparently so do several thousand anti-war protestors in Moscow who have been getting arrested left and right for not buying into Putin's and the Russian media's bullshit.

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How has it handled the input lag?

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: March 18, 2014, 03:15:03 am »
Just beat System Shock 2 for the first time. It's a really great game! Good writing, nice world building and atmosphere, lots of cool UI interaction, etc. -- just really solid in most places. I'd say the only weak spot in this game are the Psi powers. The way they're laid out and the things they do make them either highly situation or downright useless at times. Thus, I mostly spent the cyber modules on stats and weapon upgrades. But aside from that minor flaw, I really enjoyed the hell out of SS2. I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes classic FPS's and doesn't mind a challenge.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Heroes of Legends [勇者傳說] MS-DOS
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:40:40 pm »
I'm not the only one who thought this thread was gonna be about the Falcom series at first glance, am I?

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Why should I download Steam?
« on: February 15, 2014, 04:23:06 pm »
You'll save lots of money thanks to seasonal sales. That's why.

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General Discussion / Re: Firefox to contain what amounts to ads
« on: February 12, 2014, 09:34:53 pm »
Won't Adblock just get rid of them?

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: January 07, 2014, 12:05:42 am »
Oh man, I remember that game being ridiculously divisive in this one forum I go to a couple of years back. People either loved it or hated its guts. But then again, when you include touchscreen controls and a super-Japanese-y urban setting, you already have a double whammy of acquired taste.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Persona 5
« on: December 19, 2013, 12:31:32 am »
I'm surprised anyone cares about the first three Persona games in this day and age. From what I've played of them, they haven't exactly aged well by Atlus's current standards.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Tactics Ogre Story (major spoilers)
« on: December 15, 2013, 08:35:36 pm »
Why are you nitpicking over something that meaningless? :-\

IIRC the jobs in the original TO all had one sprite set and were palette swapped depending on whose team the unit was on. In the PSP version, they got either completely new designs, or separate designs based on the unit's sex. You can see some of the artwork for the redesigns here. Good old Akihiko Yoshida. Hope the guy finds a good company to work for now that he's left Square Enix.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Tactics Ogre Story (major spoilers)
« on: December 12, 2013, 06:23:35 pm »
Unfortunately, most of those old Quest employees have left Square Enix as well, so who knows what the Ogre Battle IP's future is at this point...

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Tactics Ogre Story (major spoilers)
« on: December 11, 2013, 01:04:56 pm »
I loved the crafting system myself. The ingredients are dirt cheap and you have like no chance of failure considering you can constantly reload your data. Aside from that, the battles go by SO much faster which makes playing the game way less tedious.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Tactics Ogre Story (major spoilers)
« on: December 10, 2013, 12:47:10 pm »
You guys should try out the PSP version of Tactics Ogre. Apparently, the PPSSPP emulator runs the game pretty stably so you can play it even if you don't have the actual console. :happy:

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Tactics Ogre Story (major spoilers)
« on: December 08, 2013, 05:25:17 pm »
Shouldn't you play the two Ogre Battle games first? I mean, they are canonically tied to that game.

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I think "your annoying laughter" sounds better than "this annoying laughter" in that context.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Tactics Ogre Story (major spoilers)
« on: December 07, 2013, 11:02:24 am »
But you just spent all this time complaining about how convoluted the plot is! :banghead: Oh well, I'm glad you liked the game...

On the subject of the PSP version, there were a TON of changes made to the gameplay. I'll just list a few here:

- There are no unit levels in the game, just class levels. However...
-  ...units can learn a bunch of unique skills by using Skill Points acquired from battle.
- The magic system works completely differently
- No more individual experience in battles. Experience is rewarded to the entire party after a battle is over.
- There are more classes and units to recruit
- Lots of bonus battles and sidequests
- Item crafting

The list goes on. It's a very different experience from the original version of the game.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Tactics Ogre Story (major spoilers)
« on: December 06, 2013, 05:15:57 pm »
Brantyn and Prancet spent years working around the late royalty of Valeria so they both knew quite a bit of inside information about them. Brantyn, being the power-hungry douchebag that he is, wanted Prancet out of the way. Thus, he had his men get as much information out of him as possible and basically assassinate him.

I have no clue how the endings were handled in the SNES version. I think the conditions got changed up in the PSP version for various reasons. I would love to answer more questions about those, but that would probably require me pouring several hundred hours into the New Game + to see all the possible outcomes. The last one I got involved Catiua reclaiming her throne and Denam going off on some journey abroad. As for Warren, he lives in every scenario. That's how the story of the game is told. Lastly, don't worry too much about the scenes between chapters. They don't say as much useful stuff as you think. All the information from them can be found in the Warren report.

As for the gameplay? Well, it's a Yasumi Matsuno game, so it's bound to be bloated with a ton of stats and variables which customization junkies love and everyone else considers a clunky, unintuitive mess. The PSP version overhauled this aspect of the game quite a bit, so maybe you should try that version out, but from the looks of it, you didn't enjoy this game very much so I won't be surprised if you're not interested. The PSP version is my favorite SRPG ever, but I'm not gonna act like the game's for everyone. Like all of Matsuno's games, it's an acquired taste to say the least.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Tactics Ogre Story (major spoilers)
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:34:42 pm »
Sheesh. Are Bregalad and I the only people who have played Tactics Ogre around here? Or are the two of us the only people who care to understand the plot?

Oh well, let's get down to business...

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1) Once Ronway and co. are dead, you are called the leader of the Walsta Liberation Army again. How is that ? It makes no sense, you have been their enemy since the Baramus' massacre, and it turns out you aren't even Walstaian in the 1st place, and the wast majority of the WLA soldiers aren't either, and your goal isn't even to liberate Walsta since the end of the 1st chapter. In short the "Walsta Liberation Army" name is meaningless and yet they continue to use it... Is it a translation error or something ?
Well at this point, Denam and company are the only Walister faction with any real power in Valeria. With the duke and his followers gone, the Walisters' only choices are to join Denam or get conquered by the Bakram. It doesn't take a genius to conclude which side they'll pick (no offense). Aside from that, Denam grew up among the Walister (despite being Bakram himself) and cares for that group of people. After all, the only reason he left the Walister Resistance was because he disagreed with the duke's methods.

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2) You eventually discover your dad who is ill and dying, but was he in this castle the whole time along ? You already visited it once before, but there was the last resistance of the gargastan army here instead. How comes this place have changed to some kind of sanctuary And how comes Plancy is here ? Where has he been the whole time ?
The Dark Knights stormed Heim after the fall of Galganstan and held Prancet captive. They used poison to torture him in an attempt to gain information, but the plan was unsuccessful. When Catiua was placed at the throne by the Bakram, she demanded his release. After that, he was taken care of by the Order of Philaha (the main religious group in Valeria) since he was an abuna (in-game lore's term for a priest). Unfortunately, they could not cure his poison in time, and he died shortly after talking to Denam.

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3) The scene where you discover Lans' (the Zenobian Lans, not the dark knight) corpse is very disturbing. Lans (the dark knight) said explicitely he wouldn't kill him. But apparently he still tortured him to death or something in the like.
Yeah, Tartaros went a bit too far with the torture and accidentally killed the guy. In the PSP version's new game plus mode, there's actually a quest where you can save Lanselot, but he turns into a wheelchair-bound lunatic; which makes sense after all he had been through.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Help - Gaming out on an old iMac
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:01:38 pm »
You could try playing the Marathon trilogy natively on the iMac. Bungie released the games for free on the internet about ten or so years ago. There's also a Windows source ports of each.

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