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#1 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

Because those brain chemical are the meaning of life? Basically, the whole human species can be summed up as "finding new ways to release chemicals into the brain to make us feel good".

#2 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

A good video game movie will come about when a competent director learns which concessions he has to make to his movie to keep the spirit of the video game alive. I think MK did fairly well, but the PG-13 rating didn't do it any favors. On the flip side, Super Mario Bros. did very poorly because they changed the colorful mushroom kingdom into a post-apocalyptic alternate reality, and turned Bowser into a human (surely, an animated movie would've been better).

#3 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

Hello, wall of text. Wow, you decided to give us all your personal information up front, didn't you?

Anyway, welcome.

#4 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

If I were to view this completely objectively, I'd say Bretons are the best race. The fact that you can get 80% magic resist without resist magic equipment (perks and standing stone). The Orcs Berserker Rage is really good too and High Elves run faster because they're taller than everyone.

Khajiit, Imperials and Wood Elves don't fare as well, since their abilities aren't particularly powerful(or just very situational).

Overall, what race you play doesn't really matter. The damage output is pretty much the same across the board. The race I played the most in Morrowind was High Elf, because they got a ridiculous amount of magicka. In Oblivion I played Breton because of easy magic immunity(Bretons could actually become completely immune to magic and melee attacks). In Skyrim, I've actually leaned more towards Khajiit. I just find the nigh-eye power really handy. Sadly, vampires get it for free and vampires are generally overpowered.

#5 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

*sigh* I just got my Xbox back from repair and have a big stack of games to play, and the first thing I do is put in Skyrim. I guess I'll play through all those Assassin's Creed games, Resident Evil 5, Rayman and about 5 other games later...

#6 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

Well, dual wielding is definitely the most powerful option, especially if you know a thing or two about smithing(the killing Ancient Dragons in one power attack kind of powerful) Even a one-handed build will outdamage two-handed because of weapon speed, though Dual Savagery is really powerful.

However, I find the game with these kinds of weapons boring, so I elected to play without any form of weapons, or armor for that matter. I'm playing pure mage, the only points I've invested outside of Magic skill trees are in Alchemy and Smithing(for companions). Thunderbolt gives me more satisfaction than 10 melee weapon kills.

#7 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind: While the midi-clorians were a stupid addition, it's only mentioned in Episode 1, then was swiftly brushed under the rug after fan backlash (pretty much the same happened to Jar-Jar). While it's a stupid explanation, it's doesn't change what the force does or what the force is. The best step forward for Star Wars would be to divorce itself from the timeline in the movies and start fresh.

I think Star Wars Episode 1 is so bad it's sad, while Star Trek V is so bad, it's laughable, but there are plenty of Star Trek that's just as bad as V, while there's only one Star Wars movie that's as bad as Episode 1.

#8 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

People like to take a shit on Star Wars because the prequels weren't as good as the original trilogy. In fact, they were pretty bad.

The thing is, the very same thing is true about Star Trek. Sure, the original series and TNG were pretty good, and so were some of the movies. In fact, some of the Star Trek movies are worse than anything Star Wars. However, when Star Wars is bad, it's a lot of action and pseudo-philosophy, with little coherency(kinda like the Matrix). When Star Trek is bad, it's a lot of nonsense technology and interstellar diplomacy, with a hefty dose of boredom.

The main difference between Star Wars and Star Trek is that Star Trek is Sci-Fi and Star Wars is Fantasy with Sci-Fi elements. I like both, but must profess my love of Star Wars over Star Trek.

#9 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

My xbox broke back in June, but due to a problem with shipping it didn't actually get sent for repair on Monday. I'm from Norway, which has the longest average repair time of any country in Europe(16 days, I think), so I figured I'd buy a new PS2. I bought a PS2 in early 2001, but after seven years of use it can't read discs anymore and I have a lot of PS2 games, so I figured better get one now before I can't get one anywhere.

However, before my PS2 broke I had bought Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer's Call (or Nocturne) and I played about an hour of it. While I don't remember much from it, other than it being a little drab, watching the Persona 4 endurance run leaves me thinking maybe I should give the game another chance. However, my Xbox got fixed almost right away(which makes me think they didn't really fix it, but I'll see when I get it back) and my Xbox backcatalog is huge (not to mention upcoming games like Dishonored and Hitman).

So, is this game worth another look?

#10 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

My xbox broke back in June, but due to a problem with shipping it didn't actually get sent for repair on Monday. I'm from Norway, which has the longest average repair time of any country in Europe(16 days, I think), so I figured I'd buy a new PS2. I bought a PS2 in early 2001, but after seven years of use it can't read discs anymore and I have a lot of PS2 games, so I figured better get one now before I can't get one anywhere.

However, before my PS2 broke I had bought Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer's Call (or Nocturne) and I played about an hour of it. While I don't remember much from it, other than it being a little drab, watching the Persona 4 endurance run leaves me thinking maybe I should give the game another chance. However, my Xbox got fixed almost right away(which makes me think they didn't really fix it, but I'll see when I get it back) and my Xbox backcatalog is huge (not to mention upcoming games like Dishonored and Hitman).

So, is this game worth another look?