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Messages - Psychlonic

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I got stuck at that spot too. I found, interestingly,

Spoiler:
That if you reach this point and are able to kill Majnun you get a game ending. Perplexed by this, I went to GameFAQs to see what the game endings were and how to get each and found nothing of this possibility. Although the ending is mentioned, it doesn't say you can get it so early. Not knowing what to do, I killed him in hopes that it would unlock more of the story since I couldn't get through the mountain either and didn't know what the hell to do. Also, it appears I've missed the criteria for the good ending anyways so I think I'm done with the game as I don't care to replay up to the point I'm at much less the level I'd reached running around trying to figure out WTF to do - UNLESS someone has cheat codes to fix this.

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Pretty fun little game, but thank goodness for emulation because I don't think I could tolerate the world map otherwise. Between the slow movement and high rate of random battles, I would have had enough before I got the second magic crystal easily, if not the first.

At any rate, thanks for the release for us bottom feeders. :) It's greatly appreciated.

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I thought Versus XIII wasn't even out yet.

XIII-2, rather. Excuse me.

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The word of the day is "hype". Anyone think they could have ran the exact same campaign with FFXIII but instead gave it a different name like "Lightning Destiny: Legend of the Cloned Corridors" and still sold the same numbers despite everyone clearly being able to see what the game was all about?

Me neither. Final Fantasy and DQ sales numbers don't tell a whole lot because right now they are running purely off of their past success. XIII was a complete joke, if some new developer created that exact same game it would have been completely and utterly slagged then written off as another shining example of how graphics don't make gameplay. Even Famitsu wouldn't have done the usual ass kissing. Empirical evidence (not proof, evidence) via the sales of Versus XIII throw up an argument theories and speculation can't match, IMO. In fact, despite Versus XIII appearing to be the far better game, it seems the lower sales are purely from backlash of XIII being poor. Again, a case of people not seeming to really care about the game, only the title.

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General Discussion / Re: Stop SOPA and Protect IP
« on: January 23, 2012, 12:37:58 pm »

Time to start a Supreme Court donation fund to hire guys that will take the bill to court as soon as something is taken down where the main purpose of the site is to inform people, IMO. Imagine a news site going offline just because it hosted some copyrighted works. You can't snub the first amendment just because of some dumbass bill. While they probably will anyways, there's no reason that the people couldn't fight on the same turf by throwing money into pockets. Plus, the lawyers on our side would have a lot more ground to stand on. The terms of SOPA are potentially unconstitutional and everyone knows it. In fact, I'd be surprised if Google and others weren't already prepared to try it.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Must play (somewhat obscure) NES/SNES games?
« on: January 22, 2012, 04:02:05 pm »
Seconding The Lone Ranger. That was a really awesome game back in the day, I thought.

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The Final Fantasy games, and most JRPGs in general, have always had more of a set story to tell you. I think this is perfectly fine as long as the story is interesting. VIII was pretty meh, but I always liked the classic JRPG systems so I found it interesting enough to play through anyways.

As for the story, it tried way, WAY too hard to be deep and complex.

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General Discussion / Re: Stop SOPA and Protect IP
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:13:06 pm »
Discussing a lot, doing little.

This is sort of my impression of the whole thing, actually. It's funny how most of the Occupy movements died down and now there's a real issue that's more than likely directly related to what they were protesting in the first place: corporations buying out politicians to get bills passed. If anyone honestly thinks Lamar Smith is not getting contributions from big companies to push SOPA forward, I've got a bridge to sell to you. All of these people could be out there informing people that this is going on. A disturbingly huge number of US citizens still have no idea this is happening.

But what can you expect when half of them were just there for the free food and shelter, anyways? Not really caring about the actual issues at hand, they just wanted to join the party. And most people don't care what's happening with the nation, they want to know what's happening on the red carpet instead.

This is why the bill WILL pass someday, among others. Too few people actually care about their freedom anymore. They have no concept of a life where everything they've taken for granted is gone. Even here, I hate to say. But it's hard with so much going on so I can't blame anyone but still. We all use the internet so this is a common issue, but while we were all worried about SOPA and PIPA, how many of you even had a clue about this?

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Something along the lines of a multiplayer Ys would be hot s***, on that note. Fun game play, simple but interesting storyline, and can usually be finished in a timely manner.

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We tried that and more, then eventually just gave up on it. I enjoyed it in singleplayer, though.

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Anything using the infinity engine (baldur's gate, icewind dale) isn't worth the time 2 players.  Too much dialogue in those games, and the need to stay on the same screen.

Dungeon Seige, however, does look like it'd be pretty fun 2 players. Do you know if people can go their own way, or is second player forced to stay on the same screen?

A friend and I tried to LAN BGII and that bored the hell out of us. Dialog really wasn't such a big deal nor was staying on the same screen. Rather, trying to micromanage everything with the split party between us and basically grind at certain points... I don't know. Just wasn't fun.

As for Dungeon Siege, each player can do whatever they want. No need to be anywhere near the other guy.

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Good idea. Count me in as far as people who found Seiken Densetsu 3 multiplayer boring. I really enjoyed it by myself but that was also in middle school.

Dungeon Siege 1 and 2 have LAN mode, haven't played 3 yet so no idea there.
Sacred has LAN.
I think Nox might...
Baldur's Gate I and II do, and I think the Icewind Dale games do as well.
Titan Quest
Silverfall

Come to think of it, seems like most of the LAN-capable RPGs for PC in general are hack and slash. I don't know about you guys but I can play one, maybe two of those a year and that's it for me. That said, I honestly think the Dungeon Siege games make the best LAN games out of the bunch, despite not being the best singleplayer. Some of the good mods for the DS engine, like the Ultima remakes, may also be multiplayer.

Elder Scrolls: Battlespire is also multiplayer but I've never done it and I think it uses an unusual method.

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General Discussion / Re: Dear Instant Ramen
« on: January 02, 2012, 12:18:25 am »
I'll take it if you want to mail it to me. Seriously :P

Man if I could be bothered to shell out the shipping on ramen I really would. I'm right above California too haha.

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General Discussion / Re: Dear Instant Ramen
« on: December 31, 2011, 03:14:10 pm »
Then again, I suppose I don't really pay much attention to the amount of sodium in anything else I eat, so perhaps my perception is skewed in that regard.

As a label reader, it's ridiculous how easy it is to consume too much sodium and sugar without having a clue. Bargain brands are the worst since they load their product up with garbage to keep the costs down. Like Western Family vegetable juice. Think you're doing the right thing? Wrong. Two glasses a day fills your daily need for sodium. Absolutely silly. It's no wonder heart disease is one of the main killers in the western world.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: The Lurching Giant
« on: December 29, 2011, 09:03:03 pm »
That X-2 is competitive in sales with the newest games is just hilarious.  :laugh:

Watch XIII-2 skyrocket here in the US from fans who really don't care as long as it's a FF game.

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General Discussion / Re: Dear Instant Ramen
« on: December 26, 2011, 05:23:33 pm »
Not a fan. It can be good if it's made up really nice with a bunch of meat and vegetables mixed into the noodles and topped off with teriyaki sauce or whatever, but otherwise I find it incredibly bland and artificial tasting. I eat it maybe twice a year, maximum.

But don't mind me, keep on keeping on. I have a bunch sitting on my shelf any of you can have for free haha.

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General Discussion / Re: Keeping Healthy
« on: December 24, 2011, 12:00:44 am »
Staying healthy - waffles and coffee with a spot of tea.  :laugh:

Genetics have more impact on intake than most people would like to admit. I know a guy who's pushing 50 and eats lots of red meat and drinks coffee frequently. His blood panels always come up excellent and he's a cardio machine. I'm naturally an ectomorph with a really fast metabolism. If I just barely lean out my diet and stop working out, I don't get fat. I'd turn into a skeleton within months. That's not to say this is ideal, you can get along pretty damn well with other body types too. You just have to go about it differently. That said, not all people with fast metabolisms aren't necessarily healthy. Again with weight just being a number. Skinny =/= fit. The common factor regardless of body type is always diet and exercise. Even if you have great genetics and can process cheeseburgers until you hit 100 years old, good diet and exercise will still enable you to live even better. 

What really grinds my gears - and this is just an example I don't want to dive into politics - is that it's incredibly hard to do the right thing. You can think you're doing good and then you find out that honey you've been eating is probably from China and potentially stuffed with toxic metals and banned enhancers. Well no wonder it was cheapest, guess you get what you pay for. *sigh* I've put quite genuine consideration into raising my own hive and I've even swapped to fresh farm eggs from sellers I personally know just because they're shown to be better nutritionally and many, many chicken farms are absolutely pathetic in how they raise the animals. Companies cheat all the time, hell if I could find a place here that sold raw, unpasteurized milk I'd buy that too. It's not industrial paranoia, I just enjoy knowing EXACTLY what has gone into my food and knowing that nutrients haven't been lost in various processes that happen to them. Being local, many techniques are not a big concern as they don't need to travel cross country. They just need to make it back home and into my fridge without spoiling.

Anyways, I'm all over the place here. Ironically, when Saturday rolls around I'm going to be stuffing my face with turkey, ham, prime rib, mashed potatoes, pie, cookies, all that good stuff.  :beer:

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What's the last game that truly blew you away?
« on: December 23, 2011, 04:22:19 pm »
Most recently, Skyrim. Massive fan of that entire series and Skyrim kept me busy. What really "blew me away" was that it actually had a story this time that compelled me to play through it, although I did hold off for awhile so I could run around causing mischief elsewhere. Par the course for me. :) Morrowind was amazing, Oblivion was sort of meh without the right mods, but Skyrim set the franchise back on track for me.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Mysterious Song for TG16 CD
« on: December 23, 2011, 02:25:16 am »
If it can be played through an emulator with the disk in the drive I'd be willing to do that for the right price. I would have done the same with Pier Solar had they just made it a full SCD game but since they didn't, *shrug*. I'll probably never play it now. Even if they release it on the web or someone eventually dumps it by then I don't see myself caring.

Of course then again, my most recent time killer has been an old Amiga CD game called Dragonstone so who knows.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Must play (somewhat obscure) NES/SNES games?
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:49:53 am »
While the Ultima series falls under heavy hitter, the NES games are quite different and not as played. I found them really enjoyable and if you were into Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy from that era, you will probably enjoy the NES Ultimas.

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