alexl86's forum posts

#1 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

@thatpinguino: I always thought FFVIII was the most overated in the series. None of the characters are appealing(and they're pretty shallow, or nonsensical), the story doesn't make any sense and it really tries too hard reusing elements from FFVII. Also, I think it's a strech to say FFVIII is a high watermark in rpg combat. The draw system emphazises using regular attacks as opposed to magic, skills or items. Also, a lot of your time will be spent on drawing, which isn't very much fun. Of the Final Fantasy games, I think FFX did combat the best.

Most jrpgs don't account for character positioning, they just stand facing each other and trade blows until one keels over. Sometimes there are ambush situations and enemies on both sides of you, but you can't really set up your characters for flanking, bottlenecks etc. I guess positioning has become a bigger factor in FFXII and FFXIII, but I don't feel like I can control it and I don't think it has much tactical advantage beyond evading some area attacks.

#2 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

It's the internet y'all. It's not always pretty, but it's open to everyone. At least thats my perspective on things, I can't really speak to Jeff's. I don't think he would've done Jar time if he didn't like the community.

#3 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

As someone who thought the first darksiders was the best game THQ published this generation, I was sad no one picked these guys up during the auction, but now it seems like they'll get a new home with Crytek. Hopefully, it'll pan out for them.

#4 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

i haven't seen Django yet, but I'd say Pulp Fiction is his best movie. It's certainly his most influencial movie. Half of Hollywood spent the rest of the 90's trying(and failing) to emulate the dialogue. I'd probably put Jackie Brown in second, but generally like all his movies.

#5 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

XCOM, Dishonored, Mark of the Ninja and Sleeping Dogs are games I've played that bears mentioning in a top 10.

I don't feel like I've played enough (or played at all in some cases) Walking Dead, Fez, Mass Effect or Max Payne 3 yet to really render a final opinion, so I'll try to play.

If you want to get out in front of the goty bombcast, then maybe play the story games first(I like Dishonored and Mark of the Ninja, but they don't have much in the way of story). At the same time, I guess puzzles in Fez can also get spoiled for you.

#6 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

I go where the games are. Last time I got a 360, and I don't think Bethesda would've been my favorite developer of the last generation if I'd gone the Playstation route again. I'll freely admit PS3 have more exclusives that are suited to my particular tastes, but I also find it more often has shoddy port-jobs.
 
At the same time, my new PC can run new games on ultra and still maintain a high fps, so I'll definitely adopt a wait and see approach.

#7 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

I'd pay $3 for any game. Hell, I'd pay $3 for a game I already own (and have).
 
If you're at all curious, and even if you only play it for an hour, $3/hour is pretty good value for non-RPGs. For the record, I've never played it, but if I had a PS3, I would buy it if I found it for that price.

#8 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

National Lampoon's Vacation. 2/5.

Actors do a fine enough job, and the situations are intended to be funny(obviously). They aren't, and I didn't laugh once.

#9 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

I won't say I like or dislike playing as an old person. I don't mind, just like I don't mind if it's someone of a different ethnicity or gender. It doesn't matter if it's written well and the game's fun to play.

#10 Posted by alexl86 (619 posts) -

While I'm a believer in freedom of speech, I don't think it applies in this case. Freedom of speech is supposed to offer protection from prosecution for religious or political beliefs, but Microsoft can decide if they want you to use their service to make "political" statements, and indeed decide which "political" statements they allow to be used on their service.
 
The thing to keep in mind is that this is a paid service, so I'm a little uncomfortable with permanent bans, especially when the feature is so integral to the system.