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Gaming Discussion / Re: Modern Game Design
« on: February 27, 2013, 10:31:14 pm »
Well... Other M didn't have terrible depictions of gore going on with Samus. ... But Metroid has always objectified Samus, so I guess there's that...

... I had been thinking about that recently... Should I feel bad about even liking Metroid? I used to do the speed runs at first, I guess, because "SAMUS NEKKID LAWL". But I was barely in High School (not really an excuse)... But after Zero Mission (the first Metroid I owned and completed), the speed runs ended up being something I did... Maybe I grew up? But recently, I thought about it... Other M really isn't any different than any of its predecessors (except Metroid Prime, though I don't know about the third one) in terms of gender equality... It's more in your face, but Samus would always strip for you if you got a good speed (except in Prime and ironically enough Other M).

All this rambling... I just want to say, goddarn Metroid is sexist and I don't know how to feel about liking it... And I can't believe it took me this long to realize it. ._.

Okay, I'll go away now. (Had nothing to do with Tomb Raider...)

(I should mention that this had nothing to do with "The Baby", although I guess that hints at the whole "women as mothers" stereotype. That was apparently consciously supposed to reflect PTSD on her part, which can also be seen in the Metroid Japanese comic book, where iirc she's objectified less.)

What else would you have to do while playing Simon as giant fleas chase you around an office?


Garoth, these are the GOG adventure games I recommend the most:

I should mention that some people won't play adventure games if they have to read what the characters say, instead of having all the dialogue actually spoken out loud by actors.  I'm not say you're one of those people, but if you are, then you might not like some of those I just mentioned.

Thanks for the recommendations. I probably won't get to them for a long time though, seeing as I still have a problem playing games that keep me tied down to a single chair. :I

But yeah, I like reading, so I don't mind non-voiced games (I played through Choice of Dragon and that life sim game; both play like choose your adventure books). I will admit that I have become rather spoiled recently, though. :S

Gaming Discussion / Re: Modern Game Design
« on: February 27, 2013, 07:27:09 pm »
Lara Croft is no Samus Aran. Samus would blast the living snot out of her before you could say Varia.

Unless you count Other M. :/ Then, she'd go all PTSD before blasting the living snot out of... whoever...

Well, I was interested in it because of Quantic Dream, but I wasn't looking exclusively for their games. I picked up Back to the Future, Tales of Monkey Island, and Book of Unwritten Tales.

I haven't played any of them. >_>;; (It's a miracle I even played Portal 2 on PC...) That's how hard it is for me to play on my PC... (I have a similar problem with consoles, although I tend to play them more frequently than my PC games).

I do play handhelds a lot like crazy... because of things.

I bought it from GoG. Digital release. :/ I mean, I liked Heavy Rain a bit (but I agree that the writing and acting is subpar at best) so I was like "well, this should be interesting too"... And now you guys are saying it's not... :(

I actually imported Fahrenheit when it came out for PC in 2005.  (Fahrenheit was the UK version of Indigo Prophecy, the difference was it was uncensored. Example. Adults Only Link NSFW.)  And Fahrenheit was a complete and utter wreck of a game.  When the old lady (Agatha) in the wheelchair transforms into the golden alien thing... oh man what a mess that whole game was.  David Cage I respect your ambition but your ass is Icarus.

Thanks... I bought Indigo Prophecy a few weeks back and haven't yet played it. :/ Now I got something spoiled and I feel like I wasted some money...

Gaming Discussion / Re: Modern Game Design
« on: February 27, 2013, 12:47:53 pm »
Apparently, the devs did take a lot of care with the presentation of each Lara Croft death. From the gifs that MJ posted, the same seems to be impossible to say for heer enemies.

Maybe it really means that "your death is the most painful"? I don't know...

Also, how long is she in this predicament of hers in this game? Seriously, wouldn't she have hair under her pits and on her arms and legs for all the time she spends there?

*Ramble ramble*

Gaming Discussion / Re: 1UP shutting down
« on: February 22, 2013, 11:14:37 pm »
I won't miss them that much.  All they've been doing recently are features, which seemed like filler to make up for the lack of real content.  Which is too bad, because I really liked them when they first started out.

What would you have counted as "not filler" so to speak? Serious question, btw.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Screenshots
« on: February 21, 2013, 09:26:06 pm »
snarfblam... That's just supreme. Good stuff!

Gaming Discussion / Re: sony just announced the playstation 4
« on: February 21, 2013, 04:43:42 pm »
Now I want to know what that dumb and old link was. :/

Gaming Discussion / Re: sony just announced the playstation 4
« on: February 21, 2013, 04:01:07 pm »
Oh huh... I already broke my resolution... Gotta keep it more in mind!

Gaming Discussion / Re: sony just announced the playstation 4
« on: February 21, 2013, 03:17:47 pm »
Not that it matters.  I sit here and whine about not having enough time to play all the games I already have, and then I go and whine because there aren't new games yet for a platform I don't even need to buy!  Excuse me while I go punch myself in the nuts.  :-[

I keep thinking that myself... (about myself). I've hardly used my PS3 (or Xbox360)... and lately, even my Wii hasn't been getting much use. ... I mean, I've literally been playing on my iPod more than on my 3DS... That's... That's probably very sad, isn't it?

Gaming Discussion / Re: sony just announced the playstation 4
« on: February 21, 2013, 12:42:45 pm »
I asked it about the PS4 and 720 and the crystal exploded in my face and now I've got snotty shards in my bleeding nostrils.

You should sue the crystal ball maker for such poor quality!

And that was my attempt at a joke while with an empty stomach.

I've been picking some info up on the PS4 here and there and really... all I've gotten is that there's a new controller (that's kinda ugly...), cloud based backwards compatibility, an old man's head, and that there's no info. So, I'm still skeptical about it. Hopefully, there won't be any game's that I will want on it. I've got a bunch of PS3 games I haven't played yet, not to mention all the other games for the other devices I have...

I wonder what will happen in terms of exclusivity. This gen, I went with the Xbox360 first only to find out that I preferred more of the PS3's exclusives, and so I regret having bought an Xbox360 in the first place; just about every game I could play on the Xbox360, I could play on the PS3.

Most likely, I'll end up just having a Wii U this next gen. :P (or 3DS. I want to want a Vita, but I keep not having any reasons to).

Gaming Discussion / Re: sony just announced the playstation 4
« on: February 21, 2013, 12:02:56 pm »
sorry, I was literally driving back to work running late from lunch and typing this in on my phone.

You shouldn't be writing forum posts while you drive... It's not healthy towards your physical being.

Gaming Discussion / Re: sony just announced the playstation 4
« on: February 20, 2013, 08:55:22 pm »
in my own room, hooked up to my 27" 3D monitor, but where's the fun in that?

You've made me hate you so terribly bad, I almost feel bad about it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Project N
« on: February 20, 2013, 04:39:28 pm »
Eugh... Their site is a mess. That's really their site?

But then you got a full time job and started a website.  Just wait till you own a house and are married with kids and pets.  Then you can join the dark circles club with me.

Well, it's more just the full time job. Luckily, I'm able to work some parts of the website while at work. When I get home, it's usually shower->dinner (sometimes while watching a cartoon or two)->sleep (or sometimes pretend to sleep while either read a comic book or play on a handheld for a bit). I barely function without sleep, though. ... or with  :-[

But see, I do play more than 1-5 hours. I just miscalculated because it's more usual for me to play games on... these breaks of mine. Which adds up to 1 hour a day, 5 days a week. But I forgot to add in some of the time I spend playing at home, specially during the weekend. So, that number could have bumped up to 6-10 easily... Sorry I screwed up your poll, Dank.

(And, I hope you have your Vagrant Story review saved somewhere, it'd be nice to have it on the site at launch; I'm also trying to fix our communication issues)


This is something I can support.

I wanted to say 6-10 hours, but I can't be sure of that. So, 1-5 hours... FFFF no, I screwed up. I was only counting the times I play on my... uh... breaks... at... ... certain places I shouldn't be gaming... ... :(

I used to play a whole lot more, though.

Well, in this case, all he did was mention how he didn't like this one guy because of the views he held... in an aside. The bulk of the rest of his post was on-topic, until the aside got more focus.

Better than the two of us; we're just rambling about how someone's being off-topic which is in itself off-topic. :S

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