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#1 Posted by Adus (68 posts) -

They're honestly not that similar, so why do they keep getting compared? They both start with Star and take place in space but the similarities kind of end there.

#2 Posted by Adus (68 posts) -

Like already said Lost Odyssey's praises mostly come from the 1000 Years of Dreams stories. They're incredibly well written and emotional. The game is still a pretty solid JRPG that's probably more like Final Fantasy than FFXIII is. Umetsu's soundtrack is also really excellent as always, and one of my favorite game soundtracks of the past decade.

It's flawed in numerous aspects but very few games aren't. If you like JRPGs in general it's worth playing. If you're not, I don't think it'll be the one to make you a fan.

#3 Posted by Adus (68 posts) -

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If you read a wiki summary before watching a movie, can you honestly tell me that you're going to get the same amount of enjoyment from watching it compared to if you hadn't? Because if the answer is yes then I really don't believe you.

By that logic, it is impossible to enjoy watching the same movie twice.

No, because that's not what I said at all. I just said it wouldn't be the same amount of enjoyment. I love the movie Aliens and find it pretty exciting even though I've seen it a hundred times, but it still doesn't compare to the first time.

I don't find that to be the case at all, I can enjoy a good movie again and again. I find that my appreciation for something good grows with exposure to it, if my appreciation diminishes it's because there are glaring flaws which only become more annoying each time.

At this point I don't think the conversation is relevant to spoilers at all, because there's a difference between knowing what's going to happen because you've seen it before and knowing because someone told you.

We could argue the semantics of 'appreciation' and 'enjoyment' all day and probably not really get anywhere.

It's just that everyone has that situation where they see a movie trailer and it gives away a bunch of awesome scenes, and while it might inspire a person to see the film, once they do it's hard not to see those scenes and go "oh yeah, that was in the trailer." That or you're just sitting there wondering when they're going to happen. Especially annoying if the scenes shown were from the end making it easier to discern what happens or what characters will be around, etc. The point is people generally enjoy things more not knowing what's going to happen, therefore spoilers are annoying and people should be careful with them. People should also probably not flip out over them either.

#4 Posted by Adus (68 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@Adus said:

If you read a wiki summary before watching a movie, can you honestly tell me that you're going to get the same amount of enjoyment from watching it compared to if you hadn't? Because if the answer is yes then I really don't believe you.

By that logic, it is impossible to enjoy watching the same movie twice.

No, because that's not what I said at all. I just said it wouldn't be the same amount of enjoyment. I love the movie Aliens and find it pretty exciting even though I've seen it a hundred times, but it still doesn't compare to the first time.

#5 Posted by Adus (68 posts) -

There's no specific time frame when something becomes okay to spoil. Final Fantasy VII is 14 years old and the spoiler for that game is one of the most well known things in gaming but that doesn't mean I'll just talk about it at random. It bothers people and regardless of how much you don't personally care about spoilers, plenty of people prefer not to know things before experiencing them firsthand. So not blatantly talking about intricacies of a game's (or book's or movie's) plot is the courteous thing to do. Not everyone has time or money to see every movie or play every game.

That said the level of care you take in not spoiling something does diminish depending on how general knowledge it is. It's a lot more understandable for people to not know what happens in FFVII than King Kong, the latter of which is a very well known story that you're more likely to know through general osmosis whereas video games are still kind of a specific hobby.

People seem to be under the impression that only things with 'twists' can be spoiled, which isn't true at all. If you read a wiki summary before watching a movie, can you honestly tell me that you're going to get the same amount of enjoyment from watching it compared to if you hadn't? Because if the answer is yes then I really don't believe you.

#6 Edited by Adus (68 posts) -

As someone who generally enjoyed FFXIII, I still felt the story was incredibly weak. The problem is that the characters are just not making decisions for themselves. Nothing they were doing was interesting. Nothing they did mattered. The villain was not compelling in any way, either. A lot of the dialogue was very tough to get through as well, especially the scene where Lightning and Hope discuss the meanings of their names.

Even as I type this I'm just having a hard time understanding what even happened in that game or why. Especially at the end.

Mass Effect 2 has its share of poor writing as well. Take pretty much any romance dialogue as an example. Additionally the story wasn't really moved forward in any meaningful way from the first, which was full of interesting revelations. The story moved sideways at best, and the Collectors weren't the most threatening enemy. Where ME2 did succeed was making memorable party members and giving you a fairly immersive Sci-fi world. The freedom you're given in ME is key to such immersion, and in FFXIII when you're just following a straight path, literally, it's easy to get bored and distracted. Having those interesting characters is what draws most people in. The characters in FFXIII were pretty flat and/or annoying, with Sazh being the only one really likable at all. How can we care about what happens to them if we don't like them?

Actually I did appreciate Lightning in the sense that it's always nice to see a strong female lead character who isn't oversexualized or defined by their relationship with a man, but for a character that's supposed to be the lead she felt rather inconsequential.

#7 Edited by Adus (68 posts) -

I'll wait to judge it until after I've seen a video or two, but at this point I'm not getting my hopes up. I've actually never played CT so at least there's value in finally experiencing the game. If I was ever going to watch a Let's Play of a JRPG with no voice acting, it would only be on Giant Bomb.

Honestly I'm just glad it's not Dark Souls. The QL was amusing but I doubt I could watch an entire run of that.

#8 Posted by Adus (68 posts) -

I bought it on the PS1 but I didn't get more than a couple hours into it. After FFVII came out and blew me away it was hard for me to go back to the old sprite based SNES RPGs. Now it has been so long that I doubt it would live up to the massive praise it gets. Everything it does well has probably been done again and I've already seen it, so even if it pioneered something I'd be able to respect that but I doubt I'd find it much fun to play.

I'll watch the ER, but the magic of the ERs were that they were weird Japanese games that not many people played, also Jeff and Vinny. CT is hugely popular and not very 'wacky' from what I understand. I like Ryan and Patrick as much as the next guy but it's not what I'm looking for. Maybe I'm mistaken and it'll be really interesting anyway, so I'll still give it a shot.

#9 Posted by Adus (68 posts) -

This was the best episode yet. Keep it up guys. I would have no qualms with you going all the way to the end.

#10 Posted by Adus (68 posts) -

Well this thread is going to be 20 pages of tipping arguments. I suppose that was your intent, so congratulations I guess.