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Posts made by Thunder Lobster
RE: Games so good you are surprised they aren't more popular?
Dragon Quest in the West. Oh wait, never mind. It's not popular here because saving is inconvenient.
Game Trailers Appreciation Thread
I was familiar with GT back in the day, but was never an avid fan. I watched the occasional GT Time and Final Bosman, but never made a routine about it. After GT closed, I felt a Kyle Bosman shaped hole in my heart. I was incredibly excited when the Easy Allies united, and I became a massive fan of their stuff. Unfortunately, I now watch their videos faster than they can produce them. To remedy this I've gone back to watch old stuff they did at GT. For instance, I've watched most of Table Top Adventures, all the first fifteens, most of the GT Times, and all of the Fiascos.
There are so many other great shows to watch too: Huber Hype, Mandatory Update, GT Live, Trailer Score, etc.
This thread is for sending love and good vibes to a fallen friend. GT deserves to be appreciated and remembered.
Rest in Peace Dusty Barnes.
RE: Kill Your Babies!
I never really liked Arkham City, I thought it seemed kinda boring. How many dudes can you beat up before it no longer feels cool?
Super Mario Galaxy
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Grand Theft Auto V
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Batman: Arkham City
Resident Evil 4
Mass Effect 2
The Last of Us
Halo: Combat Evolved
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Ninja Gaiden Black
RE: Last Gen 7s/ Underrated Games
I really liked "Tales from Monkey Island" and "Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse". Those are both made by Telltale.
I also like Way of the Samurai 3. My brother and I bought it for $5 some years back, and had a fun time.
I don't know if I'd call these "Underrated" but the Ratchet and Clank Future games don't get enough love. For anybody that doesn't know, those are Tools of Destruction, Quest for Booty and Crack in Time.
I've only played the first 5 hours, but my brother swears by Deadly Premonition. The game is janky as Hell, but he says it is very good.
RE: Final Fantasy 12
Why do so many people hate Vaan? He's just a naive kid. I thought he worked well as the protagonist because he's the only character unaware and uncaring of the politics going on around him. The player (on their first playthrough at least) will most likely be in the same boat as him. I personally liked the feeling of being unimportant in that world.
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.
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: 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.
RE: Top 5 video game characters.
The Boss (Metal Gear Solid 3)
Nanami (Suikoden II)
Kanji Tatsumi (Persona 4)
Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
Joel (The Last of Us)
There are many other characters I would love to put in my top 5 (The entire cast of Persona 4, George Prime, Naked Snake, MGS3 Ocelot, Tidus), but I picked these 5 characters because each one best represents their respective series.
The Boss, Nanami, Kanji, Cloud and Joel while on surface level are very different, are all made great in the same way. Each character is more complex than they first seem, and the player must dig deeper to understand who they really are. Every one of these characters has clear strengths, but more importantly clear weaknesses. These attributes are present in most characters, but rarely are as well written/implemented as The Boss, Nanami, Kanji, Cloud or Joel.
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: 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.