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#1 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

I don't give a fuck about the FF13 series, but every game should be on PC.

#2 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

Dan Ryckert likes Metal Gear. He's already an anime fan, whether he likes it or not.

#3 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

As far as the "mainline" content goes, I haven't watched a Quicklook in ages and I feel so far behind the the Bombcast that I don't even feel like catching up anymore. I keep up with the Premium and Live stuff pretty regularly though.

#4 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

@redhotchilimist said:

The boss at the bottom of the tower is infuriatingly hard for me(at new game +), that's what I think. Spent hours today and last night helping others/trying to take him on myself, and we only succeeded once. I'm considering respeccing my character and see if it's easier to spell him to death than club him to death. Is he the main boss, really? I found a route similar to the one in the previous DLC where you have to run past a ton of guys to get to(presumably) another 3-person boss, but I have no idea where the "miniboss" is, in that case. Do I have to navigate that cursed tower where the assassin invades? Or do something to the armor in the top floor? And do anyone want to help me take out that bottom boss sometime(360)?

(I also think this DLC is really pretty and looks more like snow than ash. It's got a great atmosphere. The enemies are still mostly dudes in armor, unfortunately, but they do fun stuff like hide in the ash. There are fat guys that do the explosion thing fat guys in videogames do, and cool flying armors. There are a ton of regular hollows carrying explosives that won't attack, but can be set off by you or others, and I had a lot of fun trying to kill other enemies with them.

I've also seen some guys disappear in a puff of smoke during a roll. What's that ability? It looks real cool. )

There are three bosses again, The Fume Knight at the bottom of the tower, Blue Smelter Demon, and Sir Alonne, who is optional. Beating the Fume Knight will get you the Crown, which will let let you fight Sir Alonne, which you don't have to do, but you really should.

The Fume Knight is super tough. I couldn't solo them melee so I ended up summoning. Stack up your fire resistance and don't dodge too early. I don't think spells will work any better, they're just tough.

#5 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

The new DLC is more of the same bad design philosophy that made of the rest of the game, but goddamn that fight with Sir Alonne is spectacular.

#6 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

No, they shouldn't. Even if they can achieve the graphical fidelity in a still shot, things will take a nose dive into the Uncanny Valley as soon as you put it in motion simply because the movements things make are so complex and full of little quirks that they could never be accurately recreated in a way that's playable on consumer hardware.

#7 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

You don't actually want this. Ten minutes in and he'll have nothing nice to say about the deliberately obtuse design.

#8 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

Why would you ever plug in?

I'm being serious here, I'm not trying to be an asshole. I am still, to this day, baffled by Twitter.

#9 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

@grantheaslip said:

@soldierg654342 said:

I like anime, and I liked Gurren Laggan, but Kill la Kill was a total dud for me. My brain says it's because it had bad pacing; it was at eleven from the beginning and eventually the insanity got mundane and boring. Gurren Laggan built to the crazy and actually had quiet moments to breathe. But my gut says that it's because it reminded me too much of Re: Cutie Honey, which I did not care for very much.

I'm glad you enjoyed it though, and I'm glad it became relatively popular. I like Madoka and Attack on Titan just fine, but it was a huge bummer that the biggest animes of the last few years were all dark and gritty. Kill la Kill is at least vibrant and fun. Now if only more people cared about JoJo's...

I might look back on Kill la Kill in a different light after going back and watching Gurren Lagann. Without that reference point (and really, not many reference points at all), the ridiculous escalation and constant breakneck pace was a big part of the appeal. I actually wasn't a huge fan of Attack on Titan either -- I really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to season 2, but I wasn't drawn into it as much as other people I know.

The comparisons to Gurren Laggan aren't exactly fair. They only exist because Kill la Kill was made by (largely) the same people. They aren't unwarranted, though, either.

Also, if you liked the first season of Attack on Titan, then manage your expectations for the second. I don't want to give anything away, but it will not be more of the same.

@grantheaslip said:

@bocam said:

Now go watch Berserk

Definitely on my radar.

Unless you are super into ultra-violence and gore, you might want to give that one a pass, or at least wait a bit. I'm in the middle of reading it right now and, while it's good (just good, it's not the best series ever like some claim, at least not yet), there have been several pages that have caused my to physically recoil. There's a reason it was published by Dark Horse Comics in the US, it's some high octane 90's shit. It's not without it's merits, but let me just say this; there's a baby on a spear on page 60 of the first volume.

Also, the majority of the story is in manga form (which still is not finished). You are only going to get a small percentage if you watch the anime/movies. It is arguably the best percentage though.

#10 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

I like anime, and I liked Gurren Laggan, but Kill la Kill was a total dud for me. My brain says it's because it had bad pacing; it was at eleven from the beginning and eventually the insanity got mundane and boring. Gurren Laggan built to the crazy and actually had quiet moments to breathe. But my gut says that it's because it reminded me too much of Re: Cutie Honey, which I did not care for very much.

I'm glad you enjoyed it though, and I'm glad it became relatively popular. I like Madoka and Attack on Titan just fine, but it was a huge bummer that the biggest animes of the last few years were all dark and gritty. Kill la Kill is at least vibrant and fun. Now if only more people cared about JoJo's...