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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 334
« on: April 09, 2014, 02:09:51 AM »
So happy to see Luca again and I also hope we get to see Jerome again too. He was a badass.

Video Games / Re: Guts Black Swordsman build - Dark Souls 2
« on: April 08, 2014, 08:41:48 AM »
I feel like the Great Sword looks a lot more like the Dragon Slayer than the Crypt Sword does.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: April 07, 2014, 10:49:21 PM »
Thank you for mentioning 'feels', I don't know why but it really annoys me. I don't follow that many Internet trends but when did saying feels become popular? Is this a new thing?

It's kinda funny because "feels" started out as basically 'That feel when" thing from 4chan with a kinda blank-faced guy that just looks like he's contemplating reality or something. It was usually used in a way where you'd be overly depressed over something and usually used from the perspective of a typical ultra-virgin/betamale/whatever. Mostly used jokingly. Somehow over time it became a sort of spastic way of screaming about the latest Dr. Who or Sherlock plot twist by tumblr.

Also, I just fucking hate tumblr. I hate the way the word "fandom" is used these days. Mostly by people who probably think fanworks and "expressing your feels" means more than the actual original work that the "fandom" is for. So I guess that encompasses pretty much all the words you posted there Gummy.

Creation Station / Re: My Schierke cosplay
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:08:20 PM »
I've been wanting to forever, I've heard nothing but great things. The only California con I have been to was ALA 2011 and I had a blast!

Oh cool, I've went to ALA in 2010. There was actually a really good Guts/Casca duo there, especially the Casca. Fanime last year had a Serpico cosplayer as well as two Griffiths and I think a Guts. The Serpico cosplayer was good and she was fun to talk to. It'd be amazing to see a full group of the current Guts party.

Sadly Fanime has gone downhill in some ways over the past few years, the lines have gotten extremely long, the organization is a mess, the guests/events are announced really really late, and the con hall has been under construction for the past few years. Despite those problems I've been able to have a great time there. If you ever brought Schierke there I guarantee quite a few people will recognize you. Grail, Gobalatula, and I usually meet up there every year to hang out, and a lot of my other friends that go to the con are huge Berserk fans.

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: April 01, 2014, 04:40:16 PM »
I think the major challenge there is the more the "reader" can change the story, the less the story matters and therefore it's no longer "story driven." Some would even say it's mutually exclusive (I'm kind of leaning that way). I mean, how story driven is your game if the story is that dispensable or interchangeable. There are plenty of games where you can sort of do as you please and there's multiple paths and conclusions but most of these would no longer be called "story driven", and the ones that would you'd probably categorize among those only changing details (Mass Effect). Fallout and Chrono Trigger come to mind as games that come down just on or to either side of that line, but they're still limited as far as this idea goes. To truly do this, one would basically have to write multiple separate and in depth story trees that go in completely different directions, perhaps with their own separate themes and individual characters (like if your main characters could live or die =), yet are treated with equal import, as if they're all the one true narrative. In that case, I feel like the story, themes, and the entire game would be consumed by and become about this concept (the "what ifs" of life) and, again, could be in danger of becoming some weird life simulator/experiment with no narrative rather than being story driven. Anyway, aside from the feasibility of all that, most games, or any medium for that matter, unfortunately can't even craft one great story.

Well, there are Japanese Visual Novels that attempt that, and I don't mean just the porn ones. I wouldn't be the one to ask for recommendations as far as those go though.

Creation Station / Re: My Schierke cosplay
« on: April 01, 2014, 07:45:52 AM »
Ooh that's very nicely done! I'd have lost my shit if I ran into you, too bad I don't go to Sakura Con... come to Fanime in California! :troll:

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: March 27, 2014, 06:36:54 AM »
J-Star Victory Versus, a 3D fighter with 52 characters from Shonen Jump's most popular anime/manga's, including DBZ, Naruto, Fist of North Star, Saint Seiya, Yu Yu Hakusho, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Bleach, Rurouni Kenshin, One Piece, and more and more and more. 32 stages.

Honestly there's some nostalgia here for me in a few of the titles, can't bear to even give a lot of them a chance, but regardless the game looks like a lot of fun, even if Goku/Vegeta/Freeza would just kill them all instantly (well maybe not Goku since he prefers a fair fight...)

edit: Watching the trailer it's pretty funny seeing the DBZ clones right next to the "real thing" like this too.  :serpico:

I'd love to give that game a try. While I'm not a huge fan of Bleach, Naruto, Toriko, or a few other series I can't wait to play as HxH, YYH, JoJo, Gintama, HnK, and Kenshin characters, as well as learn about some of the characters in series I haven't read yet. I'm hoping the gameplay ends up being fun and fast paced.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls II
« on: March 27, 2014, 06:35:12 AM »
It seems as we are in agreement then, based on my thoughts from my own "game completed" post, earlier on this same thread?  I agree with you about NPC's. I do think the Emerald Maiden is much better than what we got from the Fire Link Shrine fire keeper, but none of the NPC questlines for Lucatiel, Benhart, Pate, Creighton, or Navlaan ever really delivered, compared to what we got with Sigemeyer, Solaire, Patches, Laurtrec, Logan, and the Cleric guy. Navlaan was an unexpected late game boon, but I feel like he still came up short in the end.

Have you moved on to NG+ yet? Don't forget to take on Vendrick, Ancient Dragon and the Dark Lurker first since they will only get harder in NG+. Dark Lurker especially was a pain. Because you have to spend an effigy each time just to fight it. Meanwhile the Ancient Dragon will just cheese you with all his One Hit KO's until you finally figure out how to cheese him even harder.

Back on the topic of NG+ The appearance of all the extra red phantoms and other new enemies is really something else. Heide's tower of Flame (especially the path to Old DragonSlayer) was much more challenging. And now and I am trying to get past the Flexile Sentry now and I really love what they did with that Boss fight and the extra challenge on the path to him that NG+ brings. Finally, there are invasions happening a plenty, even when I'm hollow I'm getting invaded every now and then by reds. Lots of people are summoning me and they're getting invaded by reds and blues. Its pretty exciting, and I'm not usually one for PVP in these games. But I certainly like it better when I'm a white phantom as opposed to the Host

Some people have been saying that NG is just the tutorial and that the real game begins with NG+ this time. That's probably a bit of an exaggeration. It doesn't fill the holes that you've identified from the first game, but it does give it some more oomph that is hard for me to explain at the moment. It's definitely exciting in a way that the original's NG+ wasn't once you get beyond the FOFG. I'd like to hear your thoughts once you have progressed through it a bit.

Yeah I took on every boss but Ancient Dragon so far, I did some white phantoming against him and he seems to be a really boring and long one-shot gimmick fight, I might just skip him. I haven't moved on to NG+ yet but I've used some bonfire ascetics to move stuff to NG+ in some areas and get some extra stuff. For now I'm messing with PVP and drops I want. I'll let you know how I feel about the later areas once I move on.

Navlaan was pretty cool, especially since I opened his gate without knowing what it'd do and got all those fun surprise invasions. In the next cycle I'll have to do his actual assassin missions that I missed out on by not talking to him as a hollow.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls II
« on: March 26, 2014, 04:38:07 AM »
I really really hope we get a better lighting engine for PC, some places could look so much better with simple changes like that.

Anyway, I beat the game now and I have to say that when it comes to gameplay, individual level design, and the new features I'm extremely satisfied, but as far as atmosphere, characters, story, and world map design I was pretty underwhelmed. I've had a lot of time with Dark Souls though, so I think I should give the characters some time to grow on me, that being said the Emerald Herald is just so goddamn boring. Character dialogue should have changed more as you progressed, but only Shalaquor really says much different. Not many of the NPCs stood out to me like Solaire, Lautrec, Frampt/Kaathe, or many other Dark Souls characters did. The story seemed somehow even more vague than Dark Souls despite them saying they wanted it to be more accessible. Fast travel being available from the start made me think they didn't design the world to be so interconnected like Dark Souls. I missed that almost more than anything else in the game. Looking up or down and seeing places you've been or will go at some point was so amazing to me.

Uh, I'm rambling a lot, but overall I'd say the game was good, but it didn't meet or exceed my expectations when it came to atmosphere, story, or characters. It wasn't terrible in those regards, it was just nowhere near the level of Demon's Souls or Dark Souls in my opinion.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls II
« on: March 22, 2014, 09:27:19 PM »
Here's me running around like a madman looking for some poison-resistant ring/armor so I can fight the Medusa-looking bitch and it turns out all you have to do is burn down the windmill.  :puck:

That area has been my favorite so far. I really loved the feel of it and all the hidden stuff I found there. I also liked killing those desert sorceresses trying to get their gear. The NPC summon for the boss was awesome even if he made it too easy.

I've never played any of the games, but they look really fun. Would I need to start from the beginning with Demon Souls if I want to experience it, or could I just jump into Dark Souls 2?

It's not a bad idea to get into Demon's Souls now while the servers are still up and there are SOME people playing for the little online things. Dark Souls before Dark Souls 2 is a really good idea as well since Dark Souls 2 is a sequel and even with how vague the story is, you're better off knowing what all the references are.

Not to mention that they're all very good games on their own with little aspects that make them shine a bit over the others. Demon's Souls has a more consistent atmosphere and clearer story with, imo, the best music in the series. Dark Souls has an amazingly done open world and better combat system and a deeper story if you look into it a lot. Dark Souls 2 loses that nice open world feel but it improves the combat by a lot and has some really really fun areas. It's also the most difficult by far in terms of enemy AI.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls II
« on: March 15, 2014, 07:31:58 AM »
That's really all I want to know. Is this a comparable or better (and normally functioning on PC =) iteration of the series, or a letdown? If it's the former, God willing, I can just buy this, install it like a normal game, and enjoy it along with Wally and the rest of you, finally ending my Dark/Demon's Souls disconnect once and for all.

PC version isn't out until April 25th, but it is promised to be much better of a port than the last one. Also it's fully steamworks rather than Shit For Windows Live. They've promised better textures, 60fps, and better keyboard + mouse controls.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls II
« on: March 12, 2014, 02:44:40 PM »
Been having so much fun getting my ass kicked again. Haven't been invaded yet but I've went out as a white phantom to help people out some and get some extra souls. It's so goddamn good to have that feeling of "please be a bonfire soon!" again.

Current Episodes / Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
« on: March 11, 2014, 02:53:34 PM »
Amazing way to start off a week that also started with finishing True Detective and Stick of Truth and getting Dark Souls 2.

I think I really have to brush myself up on the last few episodes or maybe even volumes. I was not giving them full attention until I knew I had more Berserk coming soon. Might as well reread completely again since you guys are doing the podcast reread.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:30:23 AM »
Any game could. SoT had been delayed for over a year while they retooled it.

I just finished it tonight and the game really does feel like it's missing a lot of content. Canada is extremely short and linear, you reach the max level extremely fast, and there's little hints at stuff I feel was left out, like Randy maybe being a buddy. Overall it was a really fun game, the references to the episodes were well done, the general humor went a bit too far at times, but it's to be expected, and Canada, despite being disappointingly short, was hilarious and fun to visit.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« on: March 10, 2014, 05:23:08 PM »
I've read several negative impressions on it from people who were expecting unrealistic things from this, like a BIG, CRAZY REVEAL  that Marty's Father-in-Law was part of the cult and had secretly raped his daughter  :magni:  The people that seemed to be keyed in on the actual show, and not some convoluted meta-show within the show that they'd created, seemed to have been satisfied by it.
Don't forget that the Cthulhu Mythos were going to come into play and there would be supernatural elements! We learned nothing about the cult! What a shit show. :troll:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« on: March 10, 2014, 03:15:16 PM »
I'm really sad we have to leave these characters behind, Harrelson and McConaughey were great and I hope that the direction, script, and everything else can be equaled or topped for the next season, even if it'll be really hard to get leads of that caliber again.
That makes a lot of sense. My screen was too dark for me to actually see that. I wonder if they're going to elaborate on it further down the line in other seasons by using it as a central plot point? I hope so because I've become really intrigued by it.
I don't think they'll be doing that. From what I know it's going to be completely different stories and characters, although that might have changed over time. The way I see it, the whole cult and serial murders stuff, as interesting as it was, was only a backdrop for showcasing Marty and Rust as characters. I'm sure there will at least be references to it in future seasons though.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 08, 2014, 09:33:41 PM »
Just started playing Stick of Truth. It's tons'a fun.
Same here, although it feels kinda more like an engine demo than a game. I feel as if it could have spent another year in development at least. Not that I've beat it yet, but I've heard it's only about 10 hours long.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls II
« on: March 05, 2014, 06:08:20 PM »
I'd say it's best to remain unspoiled. It's not long before it's released at this point! Anyway, I'm off to Game Stop to beg them to give me a copy early. :troll: Not really...

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls II
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:16:59 AM »
You lucky bastards... I'm waiting for the PC version which still doesn't have a release date. But there are rumors that it'll be late April.

I can't help it... I would like to play with the higher framerate, better resolution, and modding abilities, but I really wanna play ASAP. I'll definitely get it on PC later though to experience those things.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls II
« on: March 05, 2014, 03:49:13 AM »
New Vaati video

Beware, weapon spoilers:

Looks pretty damn accurate from what I can tell. It'll be easier than ever before to make a Guts character. I can't wait to check out that sword's stats, and see if it's in-game text will have any allusion to Berserk.


I'm really geared up for this game. I have my preorder almost fully paid off and am going to the midnight release to pick it up. Why can't I freeze myself for a week? :judo:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« on: March 04, 2014, 12:42:04 AM »
Agree on all points, Rhom. However, if any show has bought itself some leeway for a lame episode, it's this one. It was pretty much just all exposition, which is necessary, but not what most people come to the show for. I'm here for the characters.

And yeah, that final scene with the reveal was super lame. He finishes that line all by himself...? Whatever...

BTW, if anyone has subtitles for the scene with the old woman, I'd love to know what she said about Carcosa. I couldn't totally understand her... The hymn that eats time...?

I enjoyed the episode overall, but that part with the finishing the line alone was pretty lame and the way the two black detectives sort of blew him off and drove off seemed a bit wonky to me. I did suspect that the lawnmower man was the scarred man because of how his beard covered up his chin at that point and I'd seen some speculation elsewhere about it.

I didn't quite catch that part of what she was saying, but if you missed it, she talked about how the patriarch Tuttle didn't like women after they stopped being virgins or had children. I think she might have been saying "him that eats time"

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« on: February 24, 2014, 08:57:29 AM »
I guess it was a down payment :troll:

Bah, don't be so negative, look how it turned out for the Berserk movies!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:01:22 AM »
Recently rewatched the first Batman movie from Tim Burton. I hadn't seen it since early childhood and couldn't remember 90% of it. I think the best part of it was the overall art design, the music, and the Joker. It had a kinda unfocused story that didn't flow together very well but had some great scenes and iconic moments. I remember liking Batman Returns a lot more as a kid, so I'm going to watch that soon as well. For some reason I watched Batman Forever a ton as a kid despite thinking it was pretty shitty... so I think I'll skip that and Batman and Robin rewatches.  :azan:

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