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Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #575 on: July 17, 2010, 10:56:51 AM »
Pokemon: Soul Silver.

Ughhh.

I got it and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow for my vacation, but I lost the stylus for my DS so I can't really play Castlevania. Besides, I got stuck.

On that note ... I have mixed feelings about most Japanese games. Very often I find they're just too childish. I'll never understand why they need 12-year-old girls as protagnoists in games that otherwise would've been so much more appealing. Never mind that, though - I guess it appeals to enough people. What I really don't understand is why they have to be either incredibly difficult, or far too easy. Very rarely encounter that in western games.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #576 on: July 17, 2010, 11:05:40 AM »
Pokemon: Soul Silver.

Ughhh.

I got it and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow for my vacation, but I lost the stylus for my DS so I can't really play Castlevania. Besides, I got stuck.

On that note ... I have mixed feelings about most Japanese games. Very often I find they're just too childish. I'll never understand why they need 12-year-old girls as protagnoists in games that otherwise would've been so much more appealing. Never mind that, though - I guess it appeals to enough people. What I really don't understand is why they have to be either incredibly difficult, or far too easy. Very rarely encounter that in western games.
They have them because A.) While a lot of adults play pokemon their intended audience is the 9 to 14 crowd. B.) Girls play it too.

I don't like Japanese games much anymore because they don't try to break from the formula until it is much, much to late.

I'm going to start another Dragon Age game. Hopefully this one won't be human, and I'm going to try and not do any romances.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #577 on: July 17, 2010, 01:56:34 PM »
I'm back to playing CoH/CoV again.  I had some free time, and I rather missed it.  After beta-ing Champions, I realized that for now I like the customization and such of CoX way more.  Hopefully Going Rogue will help to revitalize the brand.

Offline Nyarly

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #578 on: July 17, 2010, 02:33:04 PM »
I'm going to start another Dragon Age game. Hopefully this one won't be human, and I'm going to try and not do any romances.

..."Hopefully"? Considering ,that you can choose the race of your charater... Well, I'm confused.

Offline LadySheikah

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #579 on: July 17, 2010, 02:46:56 PM »
Harvest Moon....I need to get a life and fast.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #580 on: July 17, 2010, 03:26:10 PM »
Which Harvest Moon?  I love all the games, but the Rune Factory series is my favorite of them.

Offline LadySheikah

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #581 on: July 17, 2010, 03:42:04 PM »
The one for Wii **Goes look** Animal Parade

Offline PureImagination

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #582 on: July 17, 2010, 04:07:14 PM »
Wii Fit Plus. Gotta lose weight before my 3yr anniversary cruise in February!

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #583 on: July 17, 2010, 04:28:43 PM »
Ahhh.  Haven't played that one yet.  Need to get a Wii first... and even then, Rune Factory 3 would have to be picked up first!

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #584 on: July 17, 2010, 04:30:29 PM »
They have them because A.) While a lot of adults play pokemon their intended audience is the 9 to 14 crowd. B.) Girls play it too.

I don't like Japanese games much anymore because they don't try to break from the formula until it is much, much to late.

I'm going to start another Dragon Age game. Hopefully this one won't be human, and I'm going to try and not do any romances.

I'm not talking about Pokemon - it's in all their games. Each and every one of them!

Speaking of Dragon Age, am I the only one who's really disappointed with what's been announced about DA2 so far? Sounds like a watered-down action RPG with combos and all. I don't think they understand that what appeals to people - at least a whole lot of them - about DA, is the fact it's the first epic fantasy RPG in god knows how long.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #585 on: July 17, 2010, 04:56:00 PM »
Actually, the little Oni is very interested in RPGs as well.  She's actually writing her own, and something like 2/3 of the characters are female.  (We'll have to start worrying when we finish doing storyline and she wants to see it on the console.)

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #586 on: July 17, 2010, 05:03:31 PM »
..."Hopefully"? Considering ,that you can choose the race of your charater... Well, I'm confused.
I've never finished a Dragon Age game unless I was human. Male of female. Oh God, I'm a fantasy racist! (I think I can live with that.)

Hemingway: That's just Japan. I get sick of it too; it's just a cultural thing. In regards to DA two what I think they're doing is differentiating between the game for PC and the game for consoles. Instead of just dumbming down the difficulty factor and lowering the camera angle for the console version they're making it a little more immediate. Hawke will do a dash to a nearby target instead of just jogging in range and it's supposed to be more dynamic. Which having played DA for the console I can say I would like rather than just a hokey PC version adapted. If you want straight-up strategy go PC.

Offline Acid Lips

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #587 on: July 17, 2010, 06:22:43 PM »
I am waiting on the Star Craft 2 game to arrive here. Also I am playing Bioshock 2 for xbox 360 and Alan Wake (will soon start anyways). I used to play wow too

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #588 on: July 17, 2010, 06:27:11 PM »
Ooh I want to play Alan Wake now, but damn if Nightmare difficulty isn't well Nightmarish. Seriously don't try some of the trickier achievements on it you'll get slaughtered.

Offline Hunter

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #589 on: July 17, 2010, 06:41:36 PM »
Dungeon Seige.  And maybe this time I'll actually get more than a couple hours into it.

Offline Acid Lips

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #590 on: July 17, 2010, 06:42:18 PM »
Ooh I want to play Alan Wake now, but damn if Nightmare difficulty isn't well Nightmarish. Seriously don't try some of the trickier achievements on it you'll get slaughtered.

Thank for the suggestion, will not play nightmare mode hehe

Offline avorae

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #591 on: July 17, 2010, 08:46:06 PM »
Dungeon Seige.  And maybe this time I'll actually get more than a couple hours into it.

I never got more than a few hours into it myself. Need to get around to playing it again.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #592 on: July 17, 2010, 09:18:54 PM »
Final Fantasy 7, 8, and 9.

Really I've beaten 7 like 20 times, and have never got more than an hour into 8 or 9 for various reasons. Though to be even more honest, I'm now (once again ::)) hooked on playing 7 again and am neglecting the other two. Was playing Dragon Age, actually trying to beat it as the last battle and the Archdemon battle kicked my ass hardcore the first time and then I kept restarting to try to make a better character and team.

...I need new games xD

Offline Hemingway

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #593 on: July 18, 2010, 06:11:12 AM »
Hemingway: That's just Japan. I get sick of it too; it's just a cultural thing. In regards to DA two what I think they're doing is differentiating between the game for PC and the game for consoles. Instead of just dumbming down the difficulty factor and lowering the camera angle for the console version they're making it a little more immediate. Hawke will do a dash to a nearby target instead of just jogging in range and it's supposed to be more dynamic. Which having played DA for the console I can say I would like rather than just a hokey PC version adapted. If you want straight-up strategy go PC.

Dragon Age is on the PC too, you know!

I just don't understand why they'd change the game completely. By the sound of things so far, DA2 will be DA in name ( and setting ) only. I mean, obviously I don't know the details, but I have a feeling this will be to Dragon Age what those console action RPGs are to Baldur's Gate. What they describe on their website;

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Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.

Sounds a lot like a Fable-esque game.

Ughhh. I'll take my angry ranting elsewhere. I'll probably end up getting the game anyway, because I'm total slave for BioWare. ME2BESTGAMEEVER.

Edit: For the sake of clarity, Mass Effect with a Dragon Age setting won't necessarily be a bad thing. Except that literary hitman David Gaider is part of the process. I just hope that, with the promise of no ultimate evil and epic storyline, they won't make it awkward, contrived and boring.

Of course, could work both ways.
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #594 on: July 18, 2010, 10:05:20 AM »
Dragon Age is on the PC too, you know!

I just don't understand why they'd change the game completely. By the sound of things so far, DA2 will be DA in name ( and setting ) only. I mean, obviously I don't know the details, but I have a feeling this will be to Dragon Age what those console action RPGs are to Baldur's Gate. What they describe on their website;

Sounds a lot like a Fable-esque game.

Ughhh. I'll take my angry ranting elsewhere. I'll probably end up getting the game anyway, because I'm total slave for BioWare. ME2BESTGAMEEVER.

Edit: For the sake of clarity, Mass Effect with a Dragon Age setting won't necessarily be a bad thing. Except that literary hitman David Gaider is part of the process. I just hope that, with the promise of no ultimate evil and epic storyline, they won't make it awkward, contrived and boring.

Of course, could work both ways.
I typically don't get my games for the PC if I can avoid it. PC is becoming an increasingly unfavorable platform to anyone but the hardest of core.

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #595 on: July 18, 2010, 12:11:00 PM »
Do do do..still playing through The Forgotten Sands and Darksiders...don't really care if I finish them or not..I really just got them to give me something to do until this weekend...I'll probably pick up an RPG like Tales of Vesperia or Lost Odyssey to hold me over the weekend, then it's BlazBlue time! o3o Then a week after that, Monster Rancher! :D

On a side note, I'll soon have my FFXIV pre-order payed off. :D yay for me!

Offline Brandon

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #596 on: July 18, 2010, 12:53:56 PM »
Well keep in mind that final fantasy changed its formula throughout every game. Some of them were good, others were bad but they often took the good points and tried to impliment them into later games. I think bioware might be doing something similar. Im all for experimenting as long as they learn from the good and bad points

Offline asmodai510

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #597 on: July 18, 2010, 01:19:57 PM »
Ragnarok Online, finished ME:2, always playing FF7, Pokemon (any iteration), FF Tactics(PSP) since I can just pick them up, whoop ass for a couple hours and then go off and do something else.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #598 on: July 18, 2010, 01:48:14 PM »
Still grinding the hell out of Dark Cloud 2.  I've finally moved on to the 'Star Gate' levels, and nearly have a couple of the uber-weapons.  I made a promise to the little Oni that I'd save the boss fights for when she gets home - yeah, that's a good enough excuse for running around on the lower levels trying to decimate the time-trials.  O:)

Offline Wolfy

Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #599 on: July 18, 2010, 02:29:17 PM »
Well..FFXIV is the new MMO, Brandon. o-o

If you were talking to me...

Also, say what you will about The Forgotten Sands..but the Water freezing power mechanic is pretty damn awesome. o3o *Freezes a stream of water, swings on it, jumps off, unfreezes water, then freezes water after passing through a wall of it, grabbing onto another stream, then jumps onto and climbs up said wall of water.*

..That is just awesome. o3o I'd love to see more games include this. lol