Encephalon's forum posts

#1 Edited by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

Encouraging to see all the beard love here. Come tomorrow, we shall all beard together, friends.

#2 Posted by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

Maximum beard. I want my Geralt looking haggard as fuck.

#3 Posted by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

I watched a handful of episodes. Not for me. Then again, I tend not to go for comedy in general, so a lot of the show's appeal may be floating entirely over my head.

#4 Posted by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

Ps4. My jank-ass laptop would probably catch on fire if I tried to run The Witcher 3 on it.

#5 Posted by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

Ha, Kojima is such a weirdo sometimes. I wish he'd just own up to it. I'm okay with you dressing your serious emotional character in a bra and ripped up pantyhose, I guess, just don't act like it's anything but weirdo pandering. That's the point where it becomes aggravating.

#6 Posted by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

Batman is a close 2nd, but goddamn I'm looking forward to the Witcher 3.

#7 Edited by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

@bisonhero:Has a Tales game ever done that JRPG thing where the church is secretly evil?

Edit: Oh shit, Symphonia already did it! I forgot.

#8 Edited by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

I can't say I have any hard requirements, but the last JRPG I played, Bravely Default, helped me sort out my priorities a bit.

I mean, in that game, the story is whatever, and near the end became actively detrimental to my experience. However, I soldiered on because I loved the feeling of ownership over my party. They gave me enough flexibility within its game systems that I felt like I was playing my way. I really enjoy it when RPGs emphasize deep party-building.

#9 Edited by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

There's just so much crossover, thematically. I've played 3 Tales games, and it was the same environmentalism parable every time, with minor variations in the jargon.

That said, I'd probably recommend Abyss. If you're into the Tales style, then Abyss does a good job of getting you personally invested in its characters. Just have your smartphone handy whenever they start babbling about their dumb magitech.

#10 Posted by Encephalon (1401 posts) -

Really liked both games. I was super impressed by the Witcher 2, so I'm really looking forward to the third.