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#1 Posted by BaneFireLord (2908 posts) -

If you aren't interested in the old series (I haven't watched a scrap of them, personally), picking up with the first season of the reboot is as good a starting place as any. It takes a little while to find its footing (first handful of episodes are pretty rough, tonally), but I think it's worth it to watch everything in chronological episode order.

#2 Posted by BaneFireLord (2908 posts) -

Not counting the Santa-hatified holiday version, I haven't changed mine since I joined the site.

#3 Posted by BaneFireLord (2908 posts) -

RPG: Oblivion. Also happens to be my favorite game ever.

JRPG: Does Pokemon count?

#4 Posted by BaneFireLord (2908 posts) -

After waking up, 100% of the time. My hair always looks like the Gordian knot when I wake up. Takes more than a comb to beat it back into shape.

#5 Posted by BaneFireLord (2908 posts) -

The title is the TLDR, but in long, I'm playing through Stick of Truth and am greatly enjoying the timing/turn based combat system. The wiki notes that Costume Quest (which I own, and intend to check out once I'm done with South Park) and Paper Mario both have similar systems, but I'm looking for something a touch deeper mechanically and more serious in tone, if such a game exists. I would greatly appreciate some recommendations!

If it helps, the platforms I have access to are PC, 360, DS and PSP, though getting access to older consoles via borrowed hardware or emulation isn't a particularly difficult task.

#6 Posted by BaneFireLord (2908 posts) -

What a weird bump.

Regardless, I would definitely consider Oblivion my favorite game of all time, but to go around trumpeting that it is the "best game ever made," even when considered at the time of its release, would be willfully ignorant and objectively wrong. The combat is poor at best, the level system is bizarre, the story is barely passable and (perhaps most damning) most of the characters look hideous. On the other hand, the sense of open ended, varied adventure it fomented was (and still greatly is) completely unparalleled (for me, only matched by other Bethesda games), which more than made up for its litany of faults and shortcomings.

#7 Posted by BaneFireLord (2908 posts) -

Loved finding that exchange. Those internal emails alone more than made up for the disappointments of ACIII. Sure, it is a bit on the nose, but damn if I don't love some meta "take that!"s.

#8 Posted by BaneFireLord (2908 posts) -

I know that feeling. I dreamed once, about three months after his passing, that Ryan had faked the whole thing as part of some scheme to get out of an agreement with a drug cartel that would have involved his kidneys being stolen. In the dream, I saw him at an airport, getting on a plane to Puerto Rico wearing a big Hawaiian shirt and dark glasses. He noticed that I recognized him and put a finger to his lips all conspiratorial-like and walked onto the jet with a grin on his face. Needless to say, I was rather sad when I woke up.

I have dreams about the GB crew semi-regularly, which, considering that I spend, at a bare minimum, an hour every day consuming their content, isn't all that surprising. My favorite GB dream involved me, Alex and Rorie fighting off zombies at the farmhouse in the second episode of the first Telltale Walking Dead season.

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#10 Posted by BaneFireLord (2908 posts) -

@kidavenger: I imagine it's earlier because there was no big spring sale this year.