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Yeah, okay, I tried to play that, but If-the-main-character-dies-it's-game-over + Every-goddamn-thing-in-the-game-has-instant-death-spells = lose.
It's pretty easy to make yourself immune to instant death, through magic mirrors, magatama, and abilities... but yeah, it's a bitch sometimes.

Speaking of which, I just beat that fucker :powerwoot:

Not sure what I'll be playing next, probably either Digital Devil Saga or Disgaea.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:23 AM
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Damn, that sounds fun. Too bad my PS2 died. :tmsad:
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:27 AM
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I just finished replaying Secret of Mana for the SNES.

Once I've gotten over the fatigue that comes with the tedious activity of trying to get the ultimate armor and such, I'll move on to the (IMO far superior) sequel, Seiken Densetsu 3. I think the story and characters are more developed, the game play is more refined and less repetitive than Secret of Mana, and it has more replay value due to the class system and number of playable characters.

I really would appreciate it if Square would release an official English language version of the game, say on the Wii Virtual Console or for the DS (if not on virtual console, additional features/enhanced graphics etc. would be appreciated as always, of course).

As it is, I'll settle for playing it... other ways.

If you haven't played it (or Secret of Mana, for that matter), I suggest checking it out.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:20 PM
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I still need to get around to playing SD3. I've had the damn translated rom for years.

Also, wtf is that in your avatar... I keep thinking you're someone else because you had that Mario one for so long.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:53 PM
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It's the chemofist.

It allows you to succeed at raping girls even in the face of internet mockery and cansarz.
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:lmao: Do they issue those when you get off the plane at the Sovereignist island?
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:24 AM
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Hell no. You have to earn them in a super-hard quest of reading PhD books when your twelve and enjoying it, and also being a total rebel with amazing, world forging ideas.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:38 PM
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oh btw, there is a cool site for the purpose of this thread, the backloggery!

Here's mine: http://backloggery.com/main.php?user=meuterei
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I found a game fer cheap for my 360. It's some title called Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion. I know, welcome to three years ago. This game is several different kinds of awesome and is the sole reason why this is my first time on the forum in several days.
I picked this up for the PC today. Won't be able to mess with it till tomorrow when back at home though. :doh:
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Meh. Daggerfall was the only Elder Scrolls game I could really get into. I don't think I'd have ever finished Morrowind if I hadn't been on a lot of drugs after my surgery some odd years ago (you'd be surprised with what you can entertain yourself with on a heavy regimen of painkillers). I don't think I stuck with Oblivion for even an hour.
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Oblivion is a great game, but you should look into mods to fix the stupid leveling system.
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What's wrong with the leveling system?
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You increase your skill rating by using that particular skill. Each time you get 10 increases in your major skills, you gain a level, and can increase three of your attributes. But, you can only increase each attribute 1 + the number of skill increases in a skill influenced by that attribute, up to 5. So if all ten of your skill increases for a level are in blade, you can get +5 to strength, but only +1 for the other two attributes. Unless you are very careful about which skills you use as you level, you can't play on higher difficulties without getting your ass kicked because your attributes don't grow as quickly as they could, and you won't be able to get them very high before you run out of major skills to increase and can't level any more.

If you're slightly OCD like me, you end up grinding certain skills so that you don't accidentally level while doing fun things, but gain minimal benefit from it.
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Yeah. Another way is to make sure none of the skills you like to regularly use are Major skills, and that the ones you have as your Major skills cover all the attributes you need. But then you have two modes of playing: Actually playing vs grinding levels.

I will usually use console commands to make up for any discrepancies or difficulties caused by the system (which is something else you can't do on the 360 version).
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If you're slightly OCD like me, you end up grinding certain skills so that you don't accidentally level while doing fun things, but gain minimal benefit from it.
Yeah, this is why I have stopped playing RPGs as much.

They think that making it so there are hundreds of things to find that will take you a hundred hours to get makes the game better. But then I get all OCD and wanna get everything and trying to do that becomes very tedious so I find the game boring.

Old SNES RPGs and such had more manageable amounts of things to find, so I like them better than most of the new ones.
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I decided to download Runes of Magic today on a whim, which is a new free2play MMO from some developer in Taiwan or somewhere. Supposedly it's been getting pretty good reviews, with some going so far as to complain that it's too much like WoW. But see, I like WoW, and if this one is free and a lot like it... I tried to get into Guild Wars because it is free, but for some reason it just never clicked with me.

I'll let you know how it is... if the damn thing ever finishes updating.
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Runes of Magic is fucking terrible. It's like, a WoW clone without content.
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Well right now it won't even let me log in and keeps shoving me to the page to buy their fucking 'diamond' in-game super currency, so I may bag the whole thing anyway.

ETA: Yeah, fuck this game. It won't stop running in windowed mode in which my cursor is invisible no matter how many times I change the setting and it still won't let me log in. I'm done.
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oh btw, there is a cool site for the purpose of this thread, the backloggery!

Here's mine: http://backloggery.com/main.php?user=meuterei
That's a cool idea, but I'm pretty sure that, if I were to create an account, it would just stimulate my gamer OCD and I'd do nothing but game in a futile effort to purge my backlog.
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You increase your skill rating by using that particular skill. Each time you get 10 increases in your major skills, you gain a level, and can increase three of your attributes. But, you can only increase each attribute 1 + the number of skill increases in a skill influenced by that attribute, up to 5. So if all ten of your skill increases for a level are in blade, you can get +5 to strength, but only +1 for the other two attributes. Unless you are very careful about which skills you use as you level, you can't play on higher difficulties without getting your ass kicked because your attributes don't grow as quickly as they could, and you won't be able to get them very high before you run out of major skills to increase and can't level any more.

If you're slightly OCD like me, you end up grinding certain skills so that you don't accidentally level while doing fun things, but gain minimal benefit from it.
And if you're really OCD like me, you install a mod to adjust how you level, so it's much more sane.
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And if you're really OCD like me, you install a mod to adjust how you level, so it's much more sane.
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Oblivion is a great game, but you should look into mods to fix the stupid leveling system.
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Meh. Daggerfall was the only Elder Scrolls game I could really get into. I don't think I'd have ever finished Morrowind if I hadn't been on a lot of drugs after my surgery some odd years ago (you'd be surprised with what you can entertain yourself with on a heavy regimen of painkillers). I don't think I stuck with Oblivion for even an hour.
Daggerfall is apparently being given away for free now.
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oh btw, there is a cool site for the purpose of this thread, the backloggery!

Here's mine: http://backloggery.com/main.php?user=meuterei
That's a cool idea, but I'm pretty sure that, if I were to create an account, it would just stimulate my gamer OCD and I'd do nothing but game in a futile effort to purge my backlog.
Well, yeah, that's exactly what it's done to me

That and it's made me realize just how many games I've been buying lately :P

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Meh. Daggerfall was the only Elder Scrolls game I could really get into. I don't think I'd have ever finished Morrowind if I hadn't been on a lot of drugs after my surgery some odd years ago (you'd be surprised with what you can entertain yourself with on a heavy regimen of painkillers). I don't think I stuck with Oblivion for even an hour.
Daggerfall is apparently being given away for free now.
Oshit nice, I may actually play it again
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I want to play Ultima Underworld again... and TIE Fighter.
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shit, I have tie fighter somewhere, but hell if I can find it anymore, probably in one of the "Old Backup Shit" folders inside a later "Old Backup Shit" folder on my "Old Backup Shit" hard drive from like, 1999, lol
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