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Gaming Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy Write-A-Review! :D
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:49:54 pm »
Replace "new games" in the last line with "remakes" and my how things haven't changed in 15 years.
Holy shit, man, that's ancient. I wonder what Legendary Frog is up to these days.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy Write-A-Review! :D
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:45:10 pm »
The evil church thing was (very much IMO) not particularly original because Breath of Fire II had a very similar overarching plot that I kind of liked more.
Okay, what? Breath of Fire II's use of that plot twist is a lot less detailed and compelling than FFT - not to mention FFT doesn't beat around the bush for like 30 hours before the big reveal.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy Write-A-Review! :D
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:26:28 pm »
Guess Matsuno's brand of medieval politics aren't his thing? I think it's the best plot in the series besides FF6. The only thing I would knock it for is making Ramza a bit less interesting of a protagonist than Denam Morne in Tactics Ogre.

General Discussion / Re: The U.S. Politics Thread
« on: November 18, 2016, 12:15:38 am »
Can you look at this and not laugh?  https://jeb2016.com/
This made me laugh pretty damn hard.

Gaming Discussion / Re: My game of the year for 2016
« on: November 17, 2016, 09:41:26 pm »
I think Heretic is way better. Sure, it's more of a blatant Doom clone, but I'll take that over the tedious switch mazes that Hexen put you in at times. I can appreciate moving away from the linear map-to-map progression of Doom and Heretic, but it wasn't always done in the most elegant fashion.

General Discussion / Re: The U.S. Politics Thread
« on: November 14, 2016, 10:12:11 pm »
Ben Carson's such a mystery to me. The dude was exposed to cutting edge neuroscience for decades and was a highly skilled surgeon, but still ended up being a bible humping, tea party nutcase. It's ridiculous.

It still hasn't totally left.  Hence why Trump can allude to Muslim internment camps and still get elected president.  People are still scared stupid.
The scariest thing about ISIS and the face of today's Muslim terrorism is self-radicalization. A bunch of terror crimes in recent years have been attributed to people who didn't have any personal ties to ISIS members, but pledged allegiance to the group out of some twisted sense of religious fervor.

General Discussion / Re: The U.S. Politics Thread
« on: November 11, 2016, 03:07:54 pm »
I mostly dislkie american imperialism and culture, with a few exeptions here and there. Look at the world in 1914 before the 1st world war when Europe was not yet under any american influence. It was much, much greater than what it is today. Why don't they keep their macdonalds and all this shit to themselves ? We don't need them here.
Yeah man, all those bickering empires really knew how to peacefully sort out their geopolitics. What a great time to be alive.

General Discussion / Re: Jews and jewish culture
« on: November 10, 2016, 03:19:15 pm »
I've lived around Jews most of my life. Most of the ones I've talked to aren't particularly religious, but are fairly proud of their heritage. The only time that they were honestly not fun to hang around for me was during middle school, when a bunch of them would go through Bar Mitvahs and Bat Mitzvahs and get loaded with tens of thousands and dollars and be massive snobs about it. The in-group/out-group dynamics created by that leads to a bunch of bullying at that age. Thankfully, by the time I got to late high school most of them became really good people and some of my closest friends at that point.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy XII
« on: November 06, 2016, 10:52:58 pm »
They are VERY similar and take place in the same world but just hundreds of years apart.  FF8 is supposedly hundreds of years after the conclusion of FF2.  Look at the FF8 world map and tilt your head to the right 90 degrees and you will see it is quite similar, just that one continent was broken up into large islands and another continent's orientation changed.  Considering the timeframe, this would be something far less drastic than typical changes that would happen over hundreds of years.
Frankly, I don't see a goddamn thing.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy XII
« on: November 06, 2016, 06:17:36 pm »
That's grasping at straws there, buddy. Pretty sure most non-Ivalice FFs take place in their own little universe.

Front Page News / Re: Translations: New Translations Added to the Database
« on: November 05, 2016, 08:27:07 am »
Huh? Are PS3 translations a thing now??! (Are there still no emulators, or have I missed some interesting big news?)
They are for the measly thousand people or so who are willing to install CFW on their PS3s, which unfortunately isn't possible for most PS3 models these days.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy XII
« on: November 03, 2016, 02:29:50 pm »
The 30 hours or so that I played of it were incredibly boring.
Maybe you should try the IZJS version. That's the one I played and apparently they markedly improved the mechanics over the original.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy XII
« on: November 03, 2016, 01:35:52 pm »
The 30 hours or so that I played of it were alright.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: November 02, 2016, 07:03:41 pm »
The Cless one, mostly thanks to Google. I think I did once play the A0 translation, but never finished it for whatever reason. If you're asking me which one's better, I have no idea.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: November 01, 2016, 10:04:12 pm »
Finally beat Tales of Phantasia today (PS1 version). It's a pretty good game if you can stand unskippable spell animations and a nigh-absent overarching plot in a JRPG. But for real, I really liked it. The game looks and sounds pretty, there's lots of main cast development, and there's lots of side content and hidden bits like that mirror that turns the character portraits into doodles. It's not perfect, but it's got heart, and I can appreciate that.

It sounds to me like the GOP voters were fed up with the same old career politicans, selling "neoconservatism". Both major parties seem to be doing a dance around the court thing, though.
The fact that Trump showed how out of touch the GOP is with the general public and was able to trounce any Republican candidate that was closer to their status quo is probably the best thing to have happened in this election.

I mean, to be fair, is there even such a thing?

Gaming Discussion / Re: I want to play a game.
« on: October 28, 2016, 12:33:00 pm »
Oh, yeah... that translation I mentioned I was playing -- I completed it and fully recommend it: Famicom Detective Club Part II.
Decent story, but dear god do you have to do a lot of brute forcing through dialog options to progress through that game. :banghead:

General Discussion / Re: General Chatter
« on: October 27, 2016, 10:58:15 am »

General Discussion / Re: General Chatter
« on: October 26, 2016, 10:46:01 pm »
This Chozo sprite is actually from Zero Mission.
Keep hitting refresh and look at it.

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