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@geraltitude said:

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hahaha. Mr. Data... ENGAGE!

*cue theme song*

Thanks for the well wishes. Just ordered Grandia online, will wait until I have some money and get Arcadia. Any thoughts about GameCube vs. Dreamcast for that game?

I have owned both in the past and I would say that the GameCube version is a bit better, but not so much that it makes the Dreamcast version noticeably worse. Basically:

GameCube

  • Slightly better graphics. (Mainly the hands of the characters.)
  • Faster load times.
  • Less random encounters with more xp to compensate.
  • Extra storyline regarding the white-haired "Piastol".
  • Doctor/Little girl added. (Has to do with collecting moonfish.)
  • 1 disc instead of the 2 that the DC version uses.
  • Occasional slowdown in DC version is reduced.
  • Includes all 3 DLC from the DC.
  • 24 new discoveries. (Earn extra money.)
  • Wanted List of people to track down.

Dreamcast

  • Higher quality music. (2 discs vs the 1 for the GameCube.)
  • VGA compatible, which means it looks great on an HDTV if you have a DC VGA box/connector. Running in this mode makes it look noticeably better than the GameCube version. (480p VGA is much nicer than 480i composite or S-Video.)
  • Exclusive Pinta's Quest VMU mini game is available.
  • The VMU helps you find chams vs the GameCube displaying a warning in a corner.
  • 3 DLC available, but the servers are long gone, so you have to burn a homebrew CD, find them amongst all the save files, and then copy them to a DC VMU.

I've probably forgotten some stuff, but that's about it.

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@mento said:

Probably a bad idea to have this many games on the run, but then I've been meaning to finish a few of these too. I've had an incomplete DQIX run since 2011.

That would most certainly be a bad idea. No worries, as I generally only play the top 2 entries and the rest move up the list as I complete games.

I have such a bad habit of starting a game, making good progress, even sometimes reaching the end, and then neglecting to finish them. I have gotten better over the years, and from what I read, others have this problem too. Too many games, too little time, and too many responsibilities/tasks in life.

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@geraltitude said:

Gods damn it I am trying so hard to find a copy of Skies of Arcadia. That and Grandia II are no where to be found in this city.

Also playing Lords of Shadow currently.

Some of Patrick Stewart's finest work..

Good games are very hard to find in my city as well. (Size of about 80k.) I almost always have to resort to on-line purchasing. I have seen both of those games in-town, but only once. (Of course after I went to eBay to get them.) May you have success in your search.

Lords of Shadow, I played a while after it was released, and made it a good part through the game, only to get distracted by other things. I thought that Patrick Stewart was quite "engaging". (Sorry, bad Star Trek joke.) Seriously, though. He's always good. :-)

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Dr. Luigi gets straight to the source... with suppositories...

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I voted positively for this list a long time ago, but having returned to view it again, I must say that this is definitely one of the better favorites lists out there. You have much more patience than I. (I find it tough to get into some of these classics now, even though I grew up with them.) Perhaps it's attention spa... *switches to another browser tab*

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I'm so glad to see that he's going bald. What an annoying little slimeball.

You are a kind and generous person.

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Hey look, another completely original Nintendo product!

Nice.

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@fisk0 said: I'd suggest Patricia Tannis from Borderlands. Of course, she's the only memorable character from that game, and the sole reason I played through the entire thing, considering I didn't think the shooting was great, and am not all that into loot games, but I think she's a pretty good character even beyond being "great for a Borderlands character". Her story even made me play through a whole series of optional fetch quests, just to listen to her audio logs.

I haven't gotten around to playing any of the Borderlands games yet, but if I do, I will most certainly look into that. In the meantime, I'll check her out via YouTube a bit. Thanks for the tip! :)

Edit: (After viewing the YouTube vid.) She's hilarious!

Further edit: This year I played through the first and second Borderlands titles and enjoyed seeing her character.