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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Aazealh on November 09, 2017, 07:38:27 PM »
I'm ashamed to admit it, but I was down to no lives left and very little health when I encountered Dark Link, so I had to use the corner trick to beat him (I can feel the scowls of hardcore gamers everywhere turning toward me).

Hah, I doubt that many people out there have actually finished the game, and those who did, like me, know the pain of these two bosses. Congrats on beating it, corner trick or not!

I still think The Legend of Zelda is my favorite of the two

Duh. :iva:
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Speculation Nation / Re: Guts's Lineage
« Last post by Griffith on November 09, 2017, 06:43:28 PM »
Am I missing something about Grunbeld? I'm not following you guys in this point.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I was just taking a tongue-in-cheek look at Guts practical "lineage" and took the opportunity to bust on Grunny because he's such a big, lovable dork.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Rhombaad on November 09, 2017, 04:57:44 PM »
Well don't just coast over that! What did you think of Zelda 2? How about that final dungeon?  :magni:

Haha, sorry! I liked it. It was an interesting departure from the other 8- and 16-bit Zelda games. The final dungeon sucked, but not as much as the approach to Death in Castlevania (my litmus test for all platform games). It was the final two bosses that were a killer for me. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I was down to no lives left and very little health when I encountered Dark Link, so I had to use the corner trick to beat him (I can feel the scowls of hardcore gamers everywhere turning toward me). I still think The Legend of Zelda is my favorite of the two, but I enjoyed them both.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Griffith on November 09, 2017, 04:32:24 PM »
My god... You're in for a treat. The sensation of long-jumping off a platform in that game, then being pulled back down by the gravity, it's such a good fucking design. Definitely my favorite Mario since 64, and so far, nothing in Odyssey has toppled the fun I had with Galaxy.

It's pretty great, and getting better as I go along and see all its tricks (I'm about a dozen stars away from getting the station moving...), but it's not smacking me in the face with transcendence as I expected (like it would naturally assert itself in the pecking order after SMB1, SMB3, SMW, Mario 64, and then... Galaxy! It's more just a proper sequel to Mario 64, which isn't a bad thing, but I don't think it's having the same impact on me now as audiences at its launch because I've played the "3D" games that followed and built on it. Also, because I played the ever-living shit out of Mario 64, like 120 stars, speed runs, glitches, making up your own little "movies" and having Mario act them out (:ganishka:), it was almost something more than a game at the time and I feel like I spent years exploring that world, to the point that I had hardly played another 3D Mario since until 3D Land, which was different enough to really grab me (like SMB3 and Mario 64 had a new perfect baby). The thing is, objectively, I recognize Galaxy as a bigger, better game and leap forward than any of those others since 64, but given that it's not resonating with me like it probably should, or would have in its day. So, I guess what I'm saying is I'm not disappointed in the game per se... but a bit by my reaction to it. Like I'm having fun but feel like I should be more awestruck, maybe I'll get there by the end. Sorry Mario Galaxy, it's not you, it's me.
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Speculation Nation / Re: Guts's Lineage
« Last post by Fancypantaloons on November 09, 2017, 04:15:53 PM »
Am I missing something about Grunbeld? I'm not following you guys in this point.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Walter on November 09, 2017, 03:43:41 PM »
I finished Zelda II: The Adventure of Link yesterday and ...

Well don't just coast over that! What did you think of Zelda 2? How about that final dungeon?  :magni:
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Rhombaad on November 09, 2017, 03:25:34 PM »
I finished Zelda II: The Adventure of Link yesterday and started playing Super Mario Bros. 3. I played this one a lot as a kid, but never beat it (mainly because you had to finish it all in one go, and there was never enough time to do that at my friend's house). I played through the first world on the bus to work this morning and I'm having a blast.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by ThePiedPiper on November 09, 2017, 01:42:27 AM »
Pretty cool, but the whole "raw powah!" thing is a bit overwrought, and of course it spoiled the whole movie. :ganishka:

They spoiled a tiny bit,  but I also look at trailers and assume all the twists they hint at won't happen. Like if the trailer had a bleak Luke Skywalker igniting his lightsaber and saying, "I'm sorry...", then the trailer cuts to a scene of a Jedi with a surprised look on their face in a somewhat comparable location, and then it cuts back to Luke swinging his lightsaber, I guarantee you Luke is not attacking that Jedi  :ganishka:

It varies by context, but I've gotten a bit of an eye for details in trailers in the past few years. It actually does me a disservice because my mind picks up on things I'd rather it not, which is why I haven't really read into this movie's trailer. Because I know I'll end up picking up one one detail and then when it comes time to watch the movie it'll be stuck in my mind and I'll just be waiting for that part to come, reducing my overall enjoyment of the film.
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Berserk Anime / Re: Berserk Redux: A Fanedit of the Golden Age and the '97 anime
« Last post by ApostleBob on November 08, 2017, 04:22:56 PM »
Guts is pissed and ready to storm the tower. The latest fan-edit continues on from right where the previous one ends, with Guts trying to find a way to save Casca before itís too late. Sheís been captured by the inquisition in a highly guarded tower just as  the malevelant souls of the Churchís victims are about to boil over into the material world. Guts will have to join forces with strangers and enemies, and once again rely on others if heís to get his love back. Will he be able to overcome a catastrophe that has already been written by mysterious forces? Or is he struggling against a losing battle that humans are helpless against?

Notable inclusions in this edit are musou footage to emphasize the tower catastrophe. Farnese and Serpico are no longer overtly brother and sister. Many other smaller edits, and voice dubbing have been made to correct the story and avoid visual confusion. The aim is to make this feel like a movie.

Those familiar with the manga will know that many pivotal moments are not captured in any outside media, so donít consider this a replacement for either the very excellent manga, nor any of the original media included for that matter, all of which has itís own unique tone and personality.

If any problems are spotted, please call them out and Iíll do my best to correct them in the next update.

Special thanks to Mista_L for audio splitting, and to the team at Berserk Fandub, CapnFloof, Lucien1911, Bomberguy, Diegmeist, Henry Schraeder, Crok425, and Shin Chie, and Manganomix for additional voice work.

Changes:
-All commercial transitions removed
-Uncensored version includes more gore
-Opening music changes to something more appropriate
-Clang has been diminished
-Farnese and Serpico no longer refer to one another as siblings.
-Shortened Luca's fall to be more realistic
-Removed a few of Nina's whiney moments to make her more relatable
-Removed a couple comic relief moments to keep the tension high.
-Added Musou footage of tower crumbling to emphasize that it's mimicking the giant hand from the eclipse
-Clarified that Griffith is inhabiting the demon child
-Many edits and unnecessary crazy camera moves have been modified

FUTURE EDITS
-Changing the music as Griffith appears to something more appropriate.

The link to it can be found over at https://www.reddit.com/r/Berserk/


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Speculation Nation / Re: Guts's Lineage
« Last post by Menosgade on November 08, 2017, 09:17:21 AM »
2. Skull Knight - They're the two most badass fighters in the series following the same path to hell. They have a strong, if somewhat stilted, mentor/mentee relationship and are largely fighting the same fight, with Skull Knight showing Guts the way and saving his ass since he left Griffith's side. Skull Knight is pretty much the only character with the clout to act like Guts' daddy and get away.

Bonus: Grunbeld - Why's he on here at all besides a superficial resemblance resulting in lazy theory? Well, because he's a cautionary example, the "do as I say, not as I do" lecturer with nothing more to offer. A lame wannabe stepdad Guts should mouth off to and rebel against, and he did! You suck, Grundad! :guts:

I believe you're right about Grunbeld. At the same time he cares for his son, he is also a very proud warrior... Since he didn't have time to educate his son on the arts of war and duelist finesse (includes midland *cough* french *cough* jargon), he beats his own son with a hammer, unsuccessful in making Guts a man like him. Very much a child protection department issue.

On the other hand, SK stands out as the sensitive uncle, unlike most uncle tropes. Years of existance between life and death have made him pretty chill and wise, ideal for a weathered mentor, as well as regretful about not having a son himself. He cares for family (must I say FLORA?  :slan:)*. However, this means the warlike dad-issues Grunbeld has a claim on Midland thanks to his ancient Emperor brother (!) Feudalism working wonders again, what happens now to be nothing less than Falconia. I would not be surprised if an apostle civil war broke out. Or Griffith's assassination (Hell, Rickert was the first move towards assassination! :rickert: Is Grunbeld actually using Rickert, just to be discarded after?).

*Very strong evidence for Guts and Schierke being cousins.
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