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Gaming Discussion / Re: The Fall of Gaming, the Modern Crash
« on: April 28, 2015, 06:40:58 am »

The same applies to gaming in general. People have been proclaiming the end of gaming any time a new console generation didn't appeal to them. You gotta be very brave now: Maybe you aren't the target audience anymore and the developers don't give a damn about you. Obviously there are enough others who'll happily buy the products they are being sold currently. And we even have a completely unprecedented amount of choice available to us too. If you don't like AAA games, small games of ALL genres come out every year by the hundreds. There is not a single sign on the horizon that points to an end of this.

The only thing that might end is dedicated gaming consoles. Good riddance, I've been primarily PC gaming for 20 years already.

General Discussion / Re: Dead Ballpoint Pen
« on: April 28, 2015, 05:27:22 am »
Playing fire in a hospital?  :D

What else are ya gonna do chained to a bed all day? :happy:

Gaming Discussion / Re: New PSP RPG getting localized
« on: April 23, 2015, 10:31:34 am »
I'm guessing they are mostly hoping on Vita sales, I can't imagine there is a huge PSP market left. (While a lot more PSPs were sold so far than Vitas, a ton of them are already collecting dust in wardrobes).

I'm personally not interested in these, they look like cheap budget JRPGs as we get tons of them on handhelds these days.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Secret Of Mana MSU-1 Help
« on: April 22, 2015, 03:52:12 am »
Come on guys, he asks for techincal help and you talk down his musical taste.  ::)

Gaming Discussion / Re: Retron 5 and save files
« on: April 22, 2015, 03:35:50 am »
And why would someone buy this anyway? Can't people just use retroarch and do local streaming or something?
You could even build your own small emulation machine with your hardware of choice.

You won't be able to use real cartridges with a self-built setup. That's the big selling point.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Concerning NES Ninja Gaiden.
« on: April 21, 2015, 02:42:21 am »
The NES Ninja Gaiden games died for me the moment I realized that the only way I was going to beat them was to memorize every enemy spawn. It's like there was nothing left after that. They just weren't fun anymore. Felt more like taking a test.

That's pretty much 80s and early 90s action gaming in a nutshell. When people rave about how good games were back in the day and how terrible they are nowadays, I think about games like Ninja Gaiden or Silver Surfer (pretty much all of them) and I just shake my head in disbelief. Must be a dangerous combination of nostalgia and stockholm syndrome. "You only have this one game for the next 6 months, you better learn to enjoy it, no matter what."

Many TVs have options to reduce or disable post-processing steps that cause delays. It's often called game mode or some such. You'll just have to try it out. Good reviews also mention if input lag is present or not.

I never understood why it's called input latency, it's the output that's delayed.

Your input is causing said output :P

General Discussion / Re: New Star Wars Movie
« on: April 20, 2015, 04:35:31 am »
I don't know if you guys have seen this yet... but Red Letter Media did a review of Episode 1 that's about an hour long and he just completely rips it apart in a hilarious way:


They also did Episode 2.  They're definitely worth a watch.

Heh, I was going to recommend RLM to you after you said you didn't get any good recommendations from friends. Their Half in the Bag series is excellent to fill that gap. I enjoy watching those more than some movies themselves.

General Discussion / Re: New Star Wars Movie
« on: April 18, 2015, 05:24:17 am »

You are 100% correct.  And that is what is so tragic about me.  It's like I said -- I know there are good movies out there, but I've just given up.

But isn't it the same for all kind of media? Book charts are filled with garbage like 50 Shades and Twilight, game charts are dominated by the 15th Call of Duty, music charts are filled with artificial pop. Why lower you own enjoyment of those things just because a lot of people like trash? That seems like a pointless way to kill your enjoyment for no reason.

General Discussion / Re: New Star Wars Movie
« on: April 17, 2015, 05:22:52 pm »
Yeah do whatever you want.  Just remember... you vote with your wallet.  As long as these movies keep making hundreds of millions of dollars, it's all they're going to make.  They won't have reason to make anything else until enough people get fed up and stop throwing their money at them.

Except... there are a dozen new movies every week and only a dozen blockbusters along the lines of Star Wars or Marvel a year. So I'm sorry, but "they aren't making anything else" is just bull already. There are still movies from all kinds to chose from (there are also movie producing countries besides the US, crazy I know). It seems to me like you are just angry about which movies are successful. There are lot's of great movies if you bothered to look.

It's further separated based on cat species. Cyus, and the king in SO4 are derived from tigers, which give a different appearance, larger builds, etc.

To be fair, Merecle wasn't the first cat-girl (that happened in SO1), she wasn't the first to turn into a cat (also 1), and she's not even the youngest Fellpool in the party (Leon's 12). She's basically there to be a callback to original's cat-girl. That said, she is annoying, and used poorly, and they should have done more with her character than what they did.

Then the earlier games got lucky that the resolution was too low for the ridiculousness of those characters to be really noticable.

This is also a thing of the earlier FF games. You see those tiny sprites and imagine how the characters actually look like in your head. Then you see the opening FMVs in the PSX remakes and you just want to puke :P

So this big teaser for the teaser ended up teasing with a trailer that contained nothing except a few cutscene clips from older games. Gaming hype culture is so disgusting :-\

I'd like this to be the case, but I'm not hopeful. This character reminds me very, very strongly of the design for Lymle, who I absolutely *hated* in SO4, kay? >_<

She was still not as bad as the literal catgirl. They didn't even bother wrapping her in some stupid excuse like a costume. Nah, she's just a catgirl. With the personality of a 12 year old on acid. I'm remembering back to that abortion of a game and I already feel the retching coming...

What does it really add to the relationship?

It adds that there is no easy way out as soon as a stupid little thing pisses someone off. People these days are finicky as hell.

Site Talk / Re: Increase inbox size?
« on: April 13, 2015, 12:32:26 pm »
What is the maximum space for messages in the account?


How's this game play, anyway?

Like any other F2P mobile game. You pick a battle from a list which costs energy. When the energy is empty you can wait 2h for it to recharge or pay up. You collect characters and equipment for those battles and there are different rarity levels and eventually you'll hit a wall with 2 or 3* weapons and you'll need 4 or 5* to proceed. And of course you can get those by buying tickets from a lottery which will give you 3* weapons 95% of the time. The battles themselves are standard FF ATB fights.

Gaming Discussion / Re: FF6 iOS is amazing
« on: April 09, 2015, 01:12:32 pm »
No idea what's currently on the market, back when I looked into it only the Gametel existed and that one is complete shit, especially considering how much it cost. (sadly I have one) I think nowadays there are a lot more controllers on the market.

Gaming Discussion / Re: FF6 iOS is amazing
« on: April 09, 2015, 01:01:37 pm »
Damnit my ipad 2 doesn't have the ports to run controllers!

iOS/Android controllers use bluetooth, no ports.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Square Enix Secret?
« on: April 09, 2015, 01:00:59 pm »
JRPGs don't get rebooted, every game is its own thing anyway. If this is what that announcement will be, it's just Star Ocean 5, if they'll name it Star Ocean 5 or otherwise.

I hope no one involved in SO4 would be involved in this, because that game was absolutely disgusting. The writing and characters were so bad, it was probably the first JRPG I ever played were I felt offended playing it. It was like the harem anime version of a JRPG, where every character is a soulless moe blob or otherwise just filling a character clichee that the marketing department told them to include. Of course this was in 2009, now the genre only went further downhill with games like Criminal Girls or Conception, but that one was the watershed moment when the genre died for me.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Games with Blue mage style systems?
« on: April 09, 2015, 03:25:01 am »
Am I the only one who never used blue magic in any game in 20 years of JRPG playing?

It just doesn't seem to be worth the trouble just to get another spell that tries to apply a status and fails most of the time or to get a spell dealing as much damage as any old Fira but with a different animation.

It's always a good day to see a completed Saturn translation  :beer:

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