Thunder Lobster - The name "Thunder Lobster" has passed down through my family for generations. I once asked my Grandfather about it, and he said the meaning was lost to time. In my research I've traced the name to the Anunnaki extraterrestrial species. I'm not sayings it was aliens.... but it was aliens.
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RE: EZA: Username list! Explain your username!
RE: Ally Introductions
Name - Jacob
Located - Missoula, MT
School - University of Montana
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Game of Thrones, Making YouTube videos
Firm believer that - Bigfoot exists
From - Montana boy born and raised
Favorite Bands - Queen, Eagles, AC/DC, Ninja Sex Party
My first game - Final Fantasy X
Favorite game - Persona 4
Desert Island game - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Waifu - Chie
Favorite Anime - Ranma, Great Teacher Onizuka, Death Note, Nadesico,
RE: What was the Last Game that made you Cry Allies?
I got pretty teary when playing Life is Strange last fall, but the last time bawled was replaying Final Fantasy X about two years ago. Persona 4, Metal Gear Solid 3, Suikoden 2 and Suikoden 5 always make me bawl like a baby too.
RE: Games you feel compelled to go back and replay?
It seems like I start a new game on The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion every year. Usually I beat the Dark Brotherhood quest line and put it back on the shelf for next year.
I also love replaying Final Fantasy XII. I always get to Mt Bur-Omisace and stop. That's the point where FFXII becomes a big time commitment, and I figure I should hold off until the HD version. After all these years of waiting, it might finally come out.
RE: The Day FFXV Hype Died (Day 1 E3 Stream)
I'm still very excited for XV. I respect Ben and Damiani, but I don't always agree with them. I enjoyed the Duscae demo, and if the final product is more of that I will be happy. I don't expect to think XV is the best game ever or for it to be my favorite Final Fantasy. I'm anticipating it to be a Metal Gear Solid V situation, meaning a game with many flaws but many successes. It is probably my most anticipated game as of right now.
RE: If you could live in one Game Universe, Which would it be?
I would love to live in the world of Dragon Quest VIII. I'd love to look in a mirror and see how Akira Toriyama drew me.
RE: The Final Fantasy Debate
I like: FFVI, FFVII, FFX, and FFXII
I played most of IX and some of VIII, but I feel like I can't have a definitive opinion on either one as I didn't beat them.
I beat FFXIII, and although it's a linear Final Fantasy with an incredibly frustrating battle system, I don't hate it in the way most do. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and how they played off of each other. The characters (especially Hope and Snow) get a lot of flack, but just because a character is unlikable doesn't mean they're bad.
And to XIII's credit, every environment was very cool, albeit underutilized.
RE: Who else is as excited for Persona 5 as Ben, Huber, Brad, and me?
My body has been ready for this game since November 2013.
RE: What was the Last Game that made you Cry Allies?
@selfconfessedcynic TO THE MOON! Great answer. One of the most emotional games I've ever played.
RE: Your Conference Scores
EA had a chance to shine. They told the world to come watch their press conference, and they squandered the opportunity to impress. They showed the same Battlefield 1 trailer twice, they showed another documentary style look at Mass Effect, and did the same with Star Wars.
Bethesda had a boring conference with very little I cared about. It is disappointing that they spending more time making Fallout 4 DLC, we didn’t see Tango’s new game, and Dishonored 2 was kind of boring. Prey was a conceptual CG trailer for a game franchise I don’t care about. The concept looked cool, but who knows what that game will actually be. Skyrim HD could be a cool announcement, but the biggest change looks like they added the piss filter from Fallout 4 to everything. The only new Elder Scrolls stuff we got was a card game and a MMO expansion, two things I really don’t care about.
Microsoft impressed me the first time I watched it. It was an extremely solid, well-paced press conference. There were obvious red flags like showing the same Battlefield 1 trailer that EA showed the day before, or lingering on Minecraft for way too long, but it was competent. The most impressive part of the conference to me was how they pitched the Scorpio. They made a device that I was strongly against seem alright.
Ubisoft wasn’t a bad conference, it was just typical Ubisoft. There was nothing groundbreaking, and nothing I cared about. The Allies say For Honor is good, but I’ve never played it so I don’t know if it’s the kind of game for me. Steep looked alright. South Park seemed funny. Watch Dogs 2 looks boring. I didn’t go into Ubisoft with any expectations, and left it feeling indifferent.
Sony set a new bar for E3, and I have trouble calling what they did a “conference”. I want to call what Sony did a performance. They started their show with a 4 minute song played by a live orchestra, which lead straight into God of War. God of War looked spectacular, and got me excited for a game that I previously thought was going to be dumb. Shawn Layden was the most comfortable he has ever been on stage, and felt down to Earth and humble. There was no time spent on explaining the mechanics of each game, or how detailed the environment was. Days Gone looked great. Horizon looked great. Detroit looked great. The Last Guardian got a release date. Resident Evil 7 had a great reveal. Sony made me interested in VR. Call of Duty looked surprisingly good. Kojima’s reveal was incredibly cool, and Death Stranding had one of the best trailers ever made. Spiderman looked amazing. I don’t think the highs were as high as last year, but overall it was a better put together show.
RE: My Very In Depth, "Death Stranding" Analysis and Thoughts
YongYea did a pretty good video sharing some theories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nexUoAdZ940
I wonder if the letters with strings hanging down are some sort of anagram. Kind of like the stars on the Super Mario Galaxy logo spelling "UR MR GAY". The letters from the trailer with strings are "AANAENTRSYYDJAMENINEATSTING". I might be missing a few letters, because some of them are hard to tell. I'm not good at anagrams so I can't tell if there's a hidden message. Kojima is no stranger to these kind of things. Remember Joakim Mogren?
Review of Bosman at Home Ep. 4
About three weeks ago I started writing an Uncharted 4 review. I’d never wrote a review before, but always wanted to. I wrote five pages going into detail about the prologue, stealth, rope mechanics, graphics, gunplay, environments, etc. I’m happy with what I created, but Bosman at Home Ep. 4 showed me how much more a review can be.
In Ep. 4 Bosman teaches about the importance of Context, and uses Uncharted 4 to demonstrate this. Bosman is brilliant in how he uses Uncharted 4 to teach what Context looks like in games, while also showing how Context makes Uncharted 4 great.
Writing on Games (a smaller YouTube channel) says a good game review is “Narrow and Deep, as opposed to Broad and Shallow”. Bosman talks exclusively about the “A Normal Life” chapter, because ultimately everything great about Uncharted 4 can be gleamed from that section. But Bosman goes beyond this basic “Narrow and Deep” concept, and layers it with an educational look at Context.
Bosman is among an elite few who take a deeper look at games. Traditional game reviews have their place, but the more critical analyses are what will make the gaming medium more respected.
Some of the previously mentioned “Elite Few”:
RE: Enter The Negative Zone.
I really despise when people question the point of consoles. I don't have the patience, time or money for a PC. And just because your PC can play Counter Strike at a million billion frames per second and at ten jillion resolution, doesn't mean consoles are shit.
Say Something Good About a Game You Otherwise Despise
Let's channel our inner Ally and try being positive. Say something good about a game you otherwise dislike.
The world in Killzone Shadow Fall is incredibly interesting. The Wall separating the Vektans and Helghast is a very neat concept.
RE: Hidden gem game recommendations
Nier - Really great OST and story. Has a little bit of a slow start, but very worth pushing through.
Fishing Resort - Weird fishing RPG for the Wii. It's kind of like if the fishing in Animal Crossing got blown up and taped together with Dragon Quest. Just don't go in with super high expectations, or you might be a little disappointed. It's really good, but rough around the edges.
Way of the Samurai - It's a Samurai adventure game. There are different endings depending on the choices you made. I've played the first and third in the series.
Suikoden - I'd highly recommend playing the entire series, but if you don't have time for that be sure to at least play 1, 2, and 5 (In that order). Suikoden is a RPG series with a great narrative and world. You recruit 108 characters for your army, who then go hang out at your home base/castle. Go buy and play them right now!
Dragon's Dogma - Another game with a slow start, but worth pushing through. Open World Action RPG. Bland story for the most part, but there is something incredibly special about existing in that world.