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Well, I never played 3 and so I suppose it's possible that (even though it was a prequel) that I'm missing some story background for 4. But in general I thought it was kind of convoluted. 1 is actually my favorite MGS story-wise, 2 was pretty good as well.
 
I would have played through more of 3 than just the hour that I did, but I did not like its camo-focused outdoorsy stealth gameplay and prequels rarely draw me in as interesting story-wise regardless of the series.
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finished final fantasy v. played through most of it a long time ago but lost steam and never finished it. i have no idea why, well over a decade later, i decide to start a new game and finish it, but sometimes life is like that.

for some reason it was my intention to write something about this game, but probably everyone in the universe has an opinion about every possible angle of the series, so it feels kinda dumb even bothering at this point. it is a video game and i played it. do you really care what i think about final fantasy v?
you're lying!!!

I bet you're eager to tell us all about your deep affection for exdeath and how you're already writing your first galuf/butz fanfic.

actually I think that FFV is probably the most nondescript RPG in the series in terms of its story and this might be why one would not even bother to volunteer an opinion about it.
it just kinda chugs along. the multiple worlds thing was neat, and so was the Crazy Frozen In Time Glitch World when you first enter the void, but other than that nothing of significance really happens in the game. and maybe it's just the all years of banging my head against my desk that's killed my sense of empathy, but I thought galuf's death was the most uninteresting and vacuous scene ever. only the fact you can't die during his valiant single-person boss fight is a nice touch.
if it weren't for the cool gameplay/class systems it'd be pretty bad.
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I did a controversial thing and did a video review of the new Tomb Raider. I put it on a new youtube account cos these (assuming i do more) aren't meant to be funny and exist on a lower level of stuff which is just me talking about crap. The account is called talkingabouter. Here is the video:
this was a really good review and it seemed to clear up my main apprehension to the game, which was the E3 showing that had all these deeply unsettling sexualized violence vibes.  After that showing I pretty much stopped paying attention to this game until just the past few days where I heard it being compared to Metroid Prime in terms of level design and that got me interested again, and I'm glad that the E3 fiasco was just a bad representation and not really indicative of the tone of the game and Lara's portrayal.  I mean I'm not expecting her to be a Female Icon but at least it doesn't feel like it's getting off to her getting brutally beat up anymore.
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if it weren't for the cool gameplay/class systems it'd be pretty bad.
yeah, more or less
 
the game is kinda cursed in being situated in that transitional period between games not really being expected to have noteworthy storytelling to actually being a scrutinized, pertinent element. like it's just advanced enough where you can't as easily forgive them for dumping something stale and badly developed, but it was still 1992 when this thing came out, and trying to do really anything with console stories wasn't exactly A THING for a few years as far as i could tell. so yeah, it's bad, but i guess given the context i have a much easier time forgiving the story for being dull and uninteresting than i would forgiving something like 9 or 10, which is not only uninteresting but contextually embarrassing.
 
still, not a lot of magic here. like there's this awkward unintelligible 8-bit rpg aesthetic that earlier games in the series had, but you can't really extend your disbelief that far with this one given how they make it really clear technically that they could have done a lot more with it. the music is pretty good some of the time though, and the gameplay was neat, rather inventive and well-conceived, so it's not a total waste playing it again. just not really engaging. i remember playing this when i was younger and finding myself a bit more able to get into the spirit of it, but it wasn't the same playing it now. a shame, considering i can still get some of that playing the first three in the series.
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that's pretty much what I think. when you think about it, maybe this is the point at which the designers said "OK, this game is dull, the old final fantasy style that's been around since the first game is completely outdated, let's reset everything and make it better", and then they ended up making pretty significant changes the next game. both graphically and also in storytelling.
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I've broken my apparent tradition of "Only playing Skyrim and Crusader Kings 2 for months" (since I last posted in the thread), to actually start trying some games which aren't life-takey-over and more instant gratification.
 
To this end, I'm playing NINTENDO-LAND! So far I'm finding it really fun - although I've not really played it when I've been on my own yet.
 
As a relaxing-smoking-multiplayer it's actually quite engrossing. The games are themed around Nintendo franchises, and they're kept interesting by using different controllers and controls (one on the gamepad, the rest on wii-motes, although games swap around in contest modes, so you all get a turn on each controller). 
 
Don't get me wrong, there's not a lot of depth, and it's mostly just colourful and quirky action, but man...sometimes I feel I need that lately.
 
When I get back into SERIOUS GAMING again (Easter holidays) I'm going to crack on with some of the games I bought from GoG.com (Anachronix, Neverwinter Nights 2, Inquisitor...fuck, I have over 200 games from that site currently, most of which I haven't fucking played a minute of yet - the problems of suddenly having a large disposable income, but NO FUCKING FREE TIME TO PLAY SHIT IN ;_;).
 
Roll on Easter...
 
PS: Has anyone here played Zombi U yet? IS IT FUN!?!
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i see some crusader kings discussion here. i was playing that thing bc it reminded me of the guild 1300, but idk it didnt give enough bloop and bleep feedback.

like i didnt feel the weight of the crown in my hand as i, the babbyking louis ivxiviiic, imprisoned my uncle and let my spymaster take over france

so i uninstalled it but might give it a try again someday....in the meantime i see that nobunaga's ambition has been added to psn...hmmm


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it's nice to see you again :)
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yes hello
 
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also VILLAIN is that a ....toomba/i avatar i see
 
it most certainly is.
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I hope the Nintendo 3DS will get some decent homebrew soon because I'm thinking of buying one, and that would probably push me over the edge
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I tried the witcher last night. I felt drunk and confused so i stopped. I'm not sure i'll be back?
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YES!!! for Hundley review, bonzi throws himself in front of Dada, praises his new god for new hundley update
 
also idk if you are interested Hundley (i still remember your thoughts on Torment...) but there's a new Planescape game coming up with lotsa "cooks" in sight in Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera/ mabby there's Kotor2 writers etc in it?? maybe it's not complete bullshit this time?? Ah, To Be a FORTUNE TELLER, Now I....
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I'm currently playing Adobe Photoshop And Other Work Related Applications. really liking the secret romance subplot between the Eyedropper and Zoom tools.
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I've been playing a lot of Crawl, but I'm still really terrible. The tedious starting stuff that used to make me really invested in each character & sorrowful at their passing is going a lot faster, though, so the mourning period between characters is decreased, and starting a game & looking up 3 hours later is less common. I think the issue is realizing too late that hoarding helpful scrolls & potions isn't helpful if you never use them.

Also, I'm slowly going through Yume Nikki, which I guess is the only way to do that. I've been playing it for like two months with very large gaps between sessions. Not a huge fan of the walking noise, but otherwise it's pretty great & obtuse.
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crawl rules. i'm not good either, but i had an awesome game as a hill orc preist a while back. having friends everywhere feels so cool. i really like how pronounced each of the different character types is compared to, say, nethack. being a sneaky octopus is also great fun. it was a friend of mine's first RPG and she's a billion times better than me at it now. doesn't think she'd play pokemon because it looks too boring. i wouldn't have expected crawl to be a good rpg for someone who doesn't play vidgames much, but apparently it is. i want to play again now. last i was trying skald with limited success.
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crawl is good. I had one powerful character, a mummy or something? or something that had weird diet that made it easier to survive, like the vegetarian one or the troll. it was boring. it's the most fun making a complex character and being a weakling and getting murdered x100
YES!!! for Hundley review, bonzi throws himself in front of Dada, praises his new god for new hundley update
 
also idk if you are interested Hundley (i still remember your thoughts on Torment...) but there's a new Planescape game coming up with lotsa "cooks" in sight in Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera/ mabby there's Kotor2 writers etc in it?? maybe it's not complete bullshit this time?? Ah, To Be a FORTUNE TELLER, Now I....
not being able to use planescape because of property rights, thinking of how much content the owners of those d&d campaign settings like forgotten realms and planescape have blocked just so a handful of people can have their nerd stuff their way
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I always end up making a wizard or something in crawl. Having a ranged attack is so useful. I had one character I "cheated" with and made constant backups of the save file, just trying to see how long I could go on him. I didn't have to actually cheat but maybe once or twice, but he's only on like floor 8 and I played him at work for like, a few months.
 
I really like roguelikes, and these days I usually play Brogue because I like the way it does everything, and I really like the way it looks. I also play the actual old Rogue game a lot, I don't know why but I like it. 
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yes coulombs are "germaine", did you learn that word at talk like a dick school?
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i've been playing a lot of cataclysm, which is really clever and neat. especially when you're first starting out and you get a nailgun and you go out of your way to smash every table, chair, counter, and door in sight to get ammo.
what's this crawl game is sounds great
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dungeon crawl stone soup
 
Hope you like rogue-likes. because you will probably end up wasting hours on this one.