@joshwent: Thanks for this advice, as someone who played through and loved the first Witcher, I found the combat in 2 quite daunting right away, and didn't have the time/energy/desire to work on figuring it out at the time. So I put it down and still haven't come back to it, but would like to remedy that before 3 comes out.
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Ironically, I started playing AC3 thru Steam a few days ago. The Ubisoft servers weren't working for a while yesterday, and the game was hanging on the "logging into Ubisoft server" screen. Had to Ctrl-alt-delete out, shut down the game, figure out how to put Uplay in offline mode. I hate that damn thing even more now.
I find it really odd that they were heavily advertising and selling their upcoming games on Steam this month, and then suddenly made this complete 180. Even though they've reversed course now (and how could they have expected a different reception to what they were doing?) what a poorly-timed last-minute decision, that seems tailor-made to lose them tons of sales from people that preordered or planned to purchase on Steam and then would've had that option taken away retroactively. If they wanted to do this, why the hell did they wait until now? They should have planned this in advance and never put the games on Steam in the first place. Absolutely bizarre.
Wow, what a great summing up of FFX. Agree with everything you wrote. I think it's interesting that X used a lot of the common story themes of JRPGs (and some Final Fantasy games), such as teenagers shouldering the burden of saving the world, fighting against a theocracy/higher power for humankind's right to live freely, the love story, etc. etc. and actually made it all emotionally resonate the way it was meant to. It still amazes me and I wish more games could pull that off.
Clubs are where image-conscious people go to pose and try to look cool, and pay far too much to get drunk and have shallow interactions with people they want to have sex with. It's like middle school except everyone is wielding money, drugs, alcohol and self-absorption to a nauseating degree. House parties....better, wonderful vortexes for chaos, but honestly I prefer hanging out with a smaller group of cool people I know or want to get to know, so we can actually....get to know each other. Talk to each other. Hang out.
So much good music in so many games. In terms of songs I have sitting on my mp3 player all the time though...Ar Tonelico. Holy crap. The game's world is centered around music, but even so - for such a low-budget, increasingly fan-servicey series, the music blows my mind. Especially in the first game. Some of the hymns and area music is incredible. EXEC_HARMONIUS still gives me chills whenever I listen to it.
I'm so sorry, Jeff. My condolences to your family. Please take care of yourself and be good to yourself, that can be hard to do when the world gets turned upside down. As others have said here better than I could, you have given us so much, and helped a lot of us along when we were having bad days or downright bleak ones. We wish we could give you something back to help you, something equivalent to what you've given us! Hopefully this thread can brighten your day a bit.
I was 18, a college freshman, it was my second week of school. Went into French class that morning and people were whispering about it. A couple kids were absent because they were from NYC and were trying to get a hold of their families. They'd set up big TVs in the university center and everyone just sat around staring at them. It was very quiet all day. I definitely had the feeling like, "HEY, welcome to adulthood, kid. It's just gonna get more fucked up from here." Also remember everyone being unable to fly as they grounded all the planes. My dad basically couldn't work for a couple weeks because no one was allowed to travel.
Huh. I wonder why they chose to perform at this convention for their first U.S. concert? Happy for Mesa, but it is a weird choice. If they were going to pick only one place to perform in the U.S. I would have thought L.A., NYC, etc., to get the max amount of attendees possible.
Hmmm, school will be out in January, maaaaybe I could catch a flight down to Mesa... :)
Famitsu came out with some new information on FF5 last week. I see some of it has been integrated into the wiki entry here, but I thought I'd post this for anyone who missed it so they can see all the original details and images.
We have 5 characters, and it looks like some of them have unique special abilities. Apparently you will be tasked with finding different people that have gone missing on the mountain. I get the impression each missing person will be its own "mission" and you will get to choose which one you want to focus on, and after completing a certain number of missions you will go on to the next chapter? If so, I like this idea. Giving the player 3 or 4 tasks to complete but allowing them to choose the order in which they do so, I think is a nice way to provide the illusion of a bigger world while keeping a cohesive and deep story.
Also the multiple locations is exciting. I like that the antique shop is a location. I assume it will be "home base" like Rei's apartment in FF3. I hope there is a cat.