• ArbitraryWater posted a message on the post My Ranking of Fire Emblems.

    @majormitch: I think Path of Radiance's presentation/animation issues keep it from being something I revisit on a regular basis these days, but I think it's still my ideal balance between the sensibil...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message on the post My Ranking of Fire Emblems.

    That's a pretty cool list, Mitch. It's also very different from mine (which I just tweaked after finally adding Three Houses.)Obviously having all the Japan-only games is going to make a big differenc...

  • ArbitraryWater rated positively majormitch 's list, My Ranking of Fire Emblems .
  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Mento's Month: October. on the General Discussion board

    428 Shibuya Scramble is a very good visual novel

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Anime & Cartoon Megathread V: I, Gacha. on the Off-Topic board

    As part of my own poor choice parade, I decided that the first show of this season I'd give a look was Oresuki "Are You the Only One Who Loves Me?" and uh... that's a heck of a three episode test. It ...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic You folks need to play this!. on the Disco Elysium board

    I'm very into it thus far and how aggressively weird it can get. I've seen some stuff that suggests you can get into some really crazy bullshit, at least far more crazy than my mostly strait-laced (Su...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Giant Bomb Reviews in 2019. on the General Discussion board

    If there's something to be bemoaned about the death of traditional reviews on Giant Bomb, it's that it feels like a lot of podcast impressions for games feel like they're for the first handful of hou...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Shouty food emails on the Beastcast.... on the General Discussion board

    I'm about as tired of bad food discussion as I am of bad bathroom talk. Both tend to be really repetitive, drag on for way too long, and inevitably degrade into Dan shouting about something only he ca...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Austin Walker stepping down from editorial position at Waypoint. on the General Discussion board

    This really does feel like a bit of a "writing on the wall" moment for that site. Not necessarily that I think it's going to go under immediately, but more that I don't foresee it expanding or growing...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Skipping a Beat: Kingdom Hearts III and Consideration for the Lapsed. on the Kingdom Hearts III board

    Alas, of course you'd start writing about Kingdom Hearts III around the same time as I decided to actually try and work on my own write-up. That'll happen. Eventually. Definitely haven't been sitting...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Anime & Cartoon Megathread V: I, Gacha. on the Off-Topic board

    I don’t even know what the big shows for this next season are outside of My Hero Academia coming back. I basically haven’t watched any anime since my Evangelion rewatch a few months ago; haven’t been ...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message on the post 603: Call of Tuesday.

    @humanity: I've also read the blog post in question, and there's definitely a nugget of interesting discourse buried somewhere between all the weird rambling potshots at gamers for being uncultured an...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic What is the Best Batman game. on the General Discussion board

    Arkham Asylum is the only one I've finished and it's honestly still such an impressive, tight experience in my mind. Bad boss fights aside, anyway. Honestly, I think City is still a really solid game ...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Why do people care about politics?. on the Off-Topic board

    I get that a lot of political discussion on the internet, if it isn't outright toxic, can just be plain exhausting. There's a whole lot of collective polemic, bad faith arguments, and hard black-and-w...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message on the post Plat Ain't It, Chief.

    It takes a lot for me to want to even attempt a platinum. However, in a lot of cases I've been foiled by stuff that required too much time or effort, so I can still relate to this list even if I don't...

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  • ArbitraryWater posted a message on the post 0043: Ultra Fight Da Kyanta 2 & Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams.

    No game has given me as many "Dong Dong Never Die" vibes as Ultra Fight Da Kyanta 2. It's, uh, a heck of a video game. Street Fighter Alpha is cool too, I guess, but like Darkstalkers 1 it's sort of ...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic How would you revitalise the wiki?. on the Wiki board

    I think the wiki is probably dead in the water at this point. It's not impossible to revitalize, but it would take way more effort and investment than it's probably worth for CBSi. It'll still stick ...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic Doom 64: Apparently It's Polarizing?. on the Doom 64 board

    I totally played through one of the PC Total Conversions for Doom 64 last year and was generally impressed with it. It's definitely going for a different thing, between the moody, atmospheric soundtr...

  • ArbitraryWater posted a message in the forum topic The Wrong Direction: The Storytelling of Fahrenheit. on the Indigo Prophecy board

    While I've never played Indigo Prophecy, nor do I really want to, I finally got around to playing Beyond: Two Souls this year. I think the thing that struck me most about the game (other than the part...