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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 303
« on: May 07, 2009, 07:12:08 PM »
Besides all the many obvious questions that we all have right now concerning the outcome of Skull Knight's confrontation with Femto, for some reason  I have a weird gut feeling that we may not see what happens next in 304, I don't know why but it seems like a point in which we may transition back to what's happening with Guts then see more after, it's a baseless feeling but nonetheless I still have a sneaking suspicion.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 302
« on: April 24, 2009, 07:46:27 AM »
Another fantastically drawn episode, I just wish there was some text or dialogue in this one to help with the pacing, lol the only thing in a text bubble was grrr...

Ok, since the next episode is a flashback I guess ol Ganishka will live to 304 then it's curtains.

Video Games / Re: Resident Evil 5
« on: March 25, 2009, 07:06:10 PM »
I don't think Proj's a more hardcore or cynical fan of RE than I am.

I wasn't trying to imply that, I just couldn't find the words to describe someone such as he who has both played the old games and has enough knowledge about them to both see how different RE5 is from the previous games as well as point out his disappointment with the story in relation to the other games.  So I just said hardcore cynical, and I'm not implying that he goes to Comic cons cosplaying as an RE zombie when I say "hardcore".

Video Games / Re: Resident Evil 5
« on: March 25, 2009, 04:51:10 PM »
What's linked with what? Yes, the RE series has moved on from the practically undefined "survival" genre to a more action-oriented gameplay. But what's it linked to?

This is what happens when you type something, leave with it still onscreen, then comeback and hope to maintain coherency.  Anyway, I meant to say that the further progression towards action and Proj's view of a nerfed story are linked to it being purposefully made more casual.

Does it really go further down the road though? Didn't feel like it to me. Felt like they tried to recreate RE4's experience as much as they could. Almost everything is taken from there. The pacing, the characters, the way things happen... Want an example? Think about Irving. What is he but another Ramon Salazar? Same wacky personality, same giant monster transformation.

Idk, that whole on rails part where we had to pop guys off of motorbikes who were in hot pursuit seemed so far away from more typical survival horror and more akin to an action game to me.  The closest comparable part in Re4 was probably when you had to defend the truck while ashley drove, the way that section was in Re4 however, felt a lot more like a sequence in a survival horror game rather than the part in Re5 but that's just my opinion.

Are we talking about the same game? Feels to me like you're talking about RE4, not 5. RE5 actually has more in-game references to the RE universe and mythology that any other game in the series I can think of except Umbrella Chronicles. By comparison, RE2 had zombie Brad and the STARS office room.

I know that Re5 has far more references to the overall series than Re4, but my point was in regards to Proj's comment about the writers seemingly ignoring the past storylines of the older games.  To further illustrate my point let's take a look at MGS4, that game is so full of references that to fully appreciate it you had to have played the older games, I mean that game was full of the kind of stuff that hardcore fans love and every question both small and large was answered in that game.  Whereas Re5's references are there, but aren't so extensive that newcomers to the series would feel inclined to dig up a PSone just in order to understand the plot.

In fact, it seems that most of the references are done in a way to briefly summarize the past so that the player can say, "ok" then just continue with the game.  And I think that they were hoping that the moderate amount of references would please or atleast sate the hardcore at the same time as giving newcomers a brief gloss of the past.  Anyway, if I'm making any sense with this then what you were quoting should atleast sound a little better.

Actually I don't think the truly hardcore fans mind it.

Yeah I agree, this whole post was just my take on their mindset when they were making Re5 in regards to the more cynical hardcore RE fan such as Proj.

Video Games / Re: Resident Evil 5
« on: March 23, 2009, 09:49:58 PM »
I'd just like say this before I go back and read the rest of this page (there goes the rest of monday afternoon, lol), to Proj's comment about lack of story/lack of traditional RE elements:

First of all I agree, however I believe that the increasingly fast tread away from traditional survivor horror to the more action oriented RE's we see now (although I still argue RE4 was damn good and I still find it hard to believe that Nightcrawler and others don't appreciate that) are all linked together.  I think that RE5 is even more action oriented simply for the fact that it's the first RE of this current gen of consoles, now at first this may seem irrelevant but hear me out.  See I believe Capcom felt motivated to go even further down this route than in RE4 simply because pure survival horror such as your Fatal Frames, silent hill, sirens, etc are more niche than an RE5 that seems to try to blur the line between action and survival horror to the point that we're at now, fact is that there are many people who like action and many people who like survival horror, so if you combine them both then theoretically you should be able to gain a wider spectrum of people.

I also think the plot was dumbed down substantially because again, they tried to sculpt RE5 for the masses, so this means that they probably wanted RE5 to be a game that has a story that people new to the series could come right in and understand, now of course this means a lot less (or atleast a lot less complex) references for more seasoned RE fans enjoy but they probably tried to maintain enough of it to still give back a little to the fans whose support made RE the king of survival horror.  Were they successful? I'd say so, well atleast for the not elitely hardcore RE fan, because there are many I know of who note that it's a lot more action oriented than it's predeccessors but still love it, and the reviewers note the differences too but still enjoy the game, now of course a change such as the RE series has been through won't be appreciated by the ultra hardcore RE fans, but change usually is received this way for the ultra hardcore of all things.   Think of it as a bit of casualization, and I have a feeling RE6 will come with a better story and be a bit more faithful to the older games, but that's just a feeling. 

That's just my 2 cents on the matter.   

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Recommendations for Manga
« on: March 19, 2009, 05:12:22 PM »
If you like shonen, then I'd recommend One piece or a more obscure completed one called Shura no Mon (although I'm only half finished and can't find it anywhere).  If seinen's your thing then besides Berserk then like me you should feel inclined to read Vagabond, because anything that references Musashi Miyamoto has got to be good.

My dad and I were pretty good at Double Dragon II. :badbone:

I only played super double dragon on snes but that was a fun one to play cooperatively with my cousin.  Me and my dad stuck to donkey kong country on snes.

Video Games / Re: Resident Evil 5
« on: March 19, 2009, 04:44:37 PM »
Wesker dies?

Yes, somehow my question can actually be a spoiler since I'm asking after reading some of these spoilers.  Since I just bought Killzone 2 a.k.a the most hyped game of all time, I'm going to hold off buying any new games so RE5 will have to wait.

Had to have been one hell of a work out, I'm almost unsure on whether or not the amount of viagra he took killed him or whether he died from all that nonstop physical activity.

News & Not News / Re: 75-year-old Syrian woman sentenced to 40 lashes
« on: March 19, 2009, 04:18:51 PM »
This is why we're such good friends with Saudi Arabia here in the US. We only like religious extremism when it suits us!

Wahhabism is the Islam equivalent of Mormonism in that they're both crazy cults, more so than the other groups at least.

I think you just pissed off the entire state of Utah with that comment...

Huh, if the religious police are this bad then a stereotypical mullah must be horrible.

News & Not News / Re: Indiana woman charged with bestiality
« on: March 19, 2009, 04:08:43 PM »
Damn, some people are just plain sick.  I wish the dog would have bit her instead of licked her  :chomp:.

Creation Station / Re: Guts digital sculpture.
« on: January 05, 2009, 08:15:12 AM »
That's damn near perfect! Good job.

News & Not News / Re: Moron parent gets child killed.
« on: January 05, 2009, 04:45:16 AM »
I thought this was a joke/social commentary, kinda like Jonathan Swift's "a Modest Proposal", its funny how everyone took Avid's suggestion seriously, so if you are joking Avid then I can say well played.

kinda pointless now but I'll add that guns can be a much less visceral way of killing someone, so even someone who isn't a Jack the Ripper (not a sociopath) can achieve the same end result of murder as someone who brutally butchers someone.  Although it is always the gun wielder to blame and not the gun, fact is that guns as weapons may actually escalate a lot of situations into murder that perhaps with the absence of a gun could have turned out differently.   It takes a lot more rage to stab or strangle someone then it does to pull out a simple hand gun and shoot them once, I wonder how many possible arguments would not have ended in murder had the killer had to stab the victim repeatedly and actually get blood on their hands rather than just shoot them?

Video Games / Re: Crazy holiday deals on Steam
« on: December 31, 2008, 12:08:16 AM »
Hehe, well it's definitely better than nothing. :serpico:

Yeah kinda my problem too, to play a Far Cry 2 or a Crysis caliber game I'd need a new Graphics card and a power supplier to support the card, after all that might as well get it for PS3 for just the price of the game.

Video Games / Re: I'm surprised that no one here plays Left 4 Dead!!
« on: December 31, 2008, 12:01:45 AM »
Probably the usual virus mumbo jumbo. Why else would they be called "infected" A story might make things more interesting but.. I doubt there a whole lot of people who care. They're just in it for the MP.

Saw this videos and had a wtf moment. Enjoy

Yeah got some glitchiness and a Fist of the North Star reference.

Character Cove / Re: The ultimate mount showdown.
« on: December 29, 2008, 02:25:31 PM »
When I first read this topic I couldn't help but think of that possessed horse that tried to get bestial with Farnese.... Ugh.

Anyway my vote is for Mr. Waffles, he also gets my vote for coolest animals with the wimpiest names, in a close second is Rin Tin Tin.

Site & Forum News / Re: BERSERK emoticons!
« on: December 26, 2008, 10:02:49 PM »
I think that is the best emoticon of them all, nice work.

Video Games / Re: Crazy holiday deals on Steam
« on: December 26, 2008, 09:59:35 PM »

Just check this out. INSANE prices.

Those are some good deals, I just wish I could get that $37.49 Far Cry 2 for my PS3 and not for PC.

Creation Station / Re: The Women of 2009 Calendar
« on: December 24, 2008, 10:14:16 PM »
Just a reminder to keep sending pictures in, as well as your birthday if you'd like it included. I repeat, keep the submissions coming, if you know any berserk loving gals that want in, I want to see 'em. I think there's still a lot of potential still left out there for all the chatter I've heard. If you know any members that haven't been around lately that might be interested, get in touch with them. I even got my ex to take part, and that's exactly the kind of desperate effort we need to be #1! :troll:

Get the word out, canvas the streets! :griff:

Not desperate, where I'm from we call that hardcore.

                :carcus: By the way here's one more pic for you to enjoy  :carcus:

Still trying to picture her reading Berserk, or a graphic novel of any kind, and is it just me or does she look a little like Penelope Cruz? 

Creation Station / Re: The Women of 2009 Calendar
« on: December 22, 2008, 06:45:02 PM »
She really looks like a model, no joke.

Site & Forum News / Re: BERSERK emoticons!
« on: December 22, 2008, 06:41:14 PM »
Bear with me here cuz I'm just trying to picture this in my head but how bout keeping number 2's eyes but with a flat mouth? You know just a straight line, that or a slightly open one that makes her seem like she's sighing.

Other than that the new one doesn't look stoned... if anything the eyes are a little drowsy looking, but it gets the job done.

Zodd or Skullknight, Zodd or Skullknight... *flips coin*
and Zodd it is  :zodd:.

Speculation Nation / Re: Apostle strength
« on: December 21, 2008, 04:22:41 AM »
Ganishka is my easy pick, though this thread does make me wonder who's stronger between Grunbeld and Zodd, both gave Guts a lot of difficulty.

Creation Station / Re: Guts digital scupture.
« on: December 18, 2008, 08:24:41 PM »
Wow, deathbybears that was definitely too harsh. Dilson its not bad, you just need to fix the face. I think the problem is his nose, its too big and too long imo.  And to deathbybears' "skinny bitch" comment, I'll translate it in a constructive way: just beef up his arms, they are a bit too thin compared to how Guts really is.

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