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#1 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

@cramsy said:

It's a very lively and colourful world to hang out in, like GTA IV

We must have played different GTA IV's. That game was gray and brown incarnate.

GTA V is vastly superior in that regard.

@sooty said:

As realistic as a video game can get it: It isn't.

I think he might be talking about aesthetics, and GTA V does look fairly realistic. It's impressive that this game is on a console.

In terms of the things you do, it's not realistic at all. You smoke pot and then start shooting aliens. You later get a funny drink from Michael's son and then skydive in your underwear out of an alien spaceship.

Franklin can slow down time and turn cars on a di... man, that fucking sucks.

Stupid me, not picking up on fucking sarcasm. Also I have no idea what I was getting at with that last line.

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#2 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

Lemmings.

(DMA Design became Rockstar North, because somebody is going to ask).

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#3 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -
@oldguy said:

Not quite what was intended with the question... but any of the original versions of songs that Weird Al has done parodies of as I cannot get his lyrics out of my head... and this isn't a new thing, it started when I first heard "My Bologna" on the Dr. D. show in 1979...

1979? I didn't know Weird Al was that old.

I can't think of anything in particular.

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#4 Edited by believer258 (11776 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@demoskinos said:

@believer258 said:

@grantheaslip:

Yeah, I realize that I've come into it at a better time than ever, not just in terms of the sheer availability and convenience of shows, but also in cultural acceptance. I'd hope that anime to at least some degree is following in the footsteps of video games, which have gone from a fringe and childish-considered hobby to mainstream acceptance. It's a bit different insofar as anime is inherently Japanese, but both probably (hopefully?) benefit from similar trends of social acceptance.

More so than this, I'd like to see other cultures attempt to do more mature and interesting things with animation. I'm not saying that there aren't American cartoons that haven't tackled something deep before, but I can't think of an American analogue to Cowboy Bebop or Baccano. Something for adults, something that doesn't have to be suitable for kids or a late-night comedy cartoon to get made. Maybe the internet will make that possible once somebody figures out how to do it without having to pay producers, directors, actors, and TV networks loads of money just to get something out there.

EDIT: I mean not just American. I thought "American" because, well, that's where I'm from. I meant other cultures in general.

Yeah, its weird how there ARE adult cartoons in the west but they are in fact as you already mentioned all comedy.

I think the closest we've ever gotten is The Big O. The show was much more popular in the west than it ever was in Japan, and that reason alone was pretty much why a second season was made.

Wasn't the second season made in the West? Or at least jointly made somewhere here?

I really like some Japanese anime and JRPG's (I'm watching Psycho-Pass right now, actually, it's fairly good), but seeing what the culture that I grew up in could do with animation would be awesome. I would actually say that the closest we've got are Marvel movies - Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers. Those movies escalate to some pretty crazy levels and most of the shots in those movies have some kind of computer generation in them, but they work on a human scale thanks to really good characterization and writing. And they're even adapted from comic books. But they're still not wholly animated.

EDIT: Also, whenever I click on the "take me to the last post" button, it actually takes me to the last fucking post. That means the mods haven't had to delete anything after 116 posts, and that is an encouraging thought.

Unless that bug was fixed.

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#5 Edited by believer258 (11776 posts) -

@grantheaslip:

Yeah, I realize that I've come into it at a better time than ever, not just in terms of the sheer availability and convenience of shows, but also in cultural acceptance. I'd hope that anime to at least some degree is following in the footsteps of video games, which have gone from a fringe and childish-considered hobby to mainstream acceptance. It's a bit different insofar as anime is inherently Japanese, but both probably (hopefully?) benefit from similar trends of social acceptance.

More so than this, I'd like to see other cultures attempt to do more mature and interesting things with animation. I'm not saying that there aren't American cartoons that haven't tackled something deep before, but I can't think of an American analogue to Cowboy Bebop or Baccano. Something for adults, something that doesn't have to be suitable for kids or a late-night comedy cartoon to get made. Maybe the internet will make that possible once somebody figures out how to do it without having to pay producers, directors, actors, and TV networks loads of money just to get something out there.

EDIT: I mean not just American. I thought "American" because, well, that's where I'm from. I meant other cultures in general.

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#6 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

@starvinggamer said:

@azrailx said:

kill la kill will always be inferior, even though i have never seen it, to gurren lagann because of the WAAAY over the top fan service outfits

I've never seen Gurren Lagann, but the outfits in Kill La Kill subversively lampoon female fashion in shounen anime and end up being completely justified within the show's logic in an interesting way. I'm guessing Yoko's outfit's justification is nothing more than, well, a trope is a trope?

As a fan of Gurren Lagann, I can tell you that Yoko is wearing what she is wearing because they needed at least one hot girl wearing close to nothing, and the only other one in the series was underaged.

Not much justification, and I'd say Yoko's design is maybe the worst thing in the show (Doesn't make the show any less amazing)

Isn't Yoko like 14?

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#7 Edited by believer258 (11776 posts) -

You should probably watch Gurren Lagann.

I watched the first episode of Kill La Kill and didn't watch anymore. I wasn't really in the mood for something that moved at a breakneck pace and I'm probably still not. I like quiet moments.

EDIT: Also, in the middle of all the Gurren Lagann and Cowboy Bebop recommendations, I'm going to tell you that you must watch Baccano. I've seen that anime several times and I always pick up on something new, and what I have already picked up on is still incredibly entertaining. It's basically what would happen if Tarantino wrote a screenplay about robbing trains and then told an anime studio to see how fucking nuts they could make the whole goddamn thing. And that's really not all there is to it, just watch it.

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#8 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

I did find it interesting, actually. Short, to the point, entertaining to read, etc.

I felt good about finally picking up my guitar earlier today and now you're making me feel unaccomplished :(.

What the movies don't usually tell you is that punching somebody the wrong way can hurt your hand, too. Not only do you have to have the courage to hit back, you have to be willing to walk away with a sore hand, too. Leonardo DiCaprio's character in The Departed gets a cast because he kept hitting somebody. (I need to watch The Departed again). For the record, no, I have not ever been in a fight and likely wouldn't do all that well in one.

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#9 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

Etrian Odyssey IV if you want an RPG that isn't very story driven to pick up for ten minutes or an hour. It's a first person dungeon crawler, random battles, turn-based, and so on.

For digital games, Shovel Knight. I'd go so far as to say that Shovel Knight is the single best game on the 3DS. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is about as good.

Don't forget that closing the 3DS automatically puts it to sleep for most games. I've made a habit of picking it up and playing it for a little while, closing it, and picking it up some time later. This will probably be a great feature if you're using the 3DS for travel.

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#10 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

The alternate costume looks like workout clothing to me. I don't find it offensive since it looks like something someone athletic would wear when training. Maybe I am insensitive, but it seems some folks are stretching to find fault with this one.

So when you die in Super Metroid, Samus's suit explodes and for half a second you see what's underneath. It's pretty much this. They're not doing something that hasn't been done before.

This was an issue? Why the hell is this an issue? They're clearly not putting her in something that makes her compete with Dead or Alive characters.

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