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Shootin' the Breeze / Hi there.
« Last post by paradoxical on February 10, 2017, 03:13:24 AM »
Just wanted to introduce myself since it seems this forum has been around a long time.

I found Berserk completely by accident as a random anime recommendation from a youtube video. I don't normally watch anime or read manga at all and dislike a lot of anime recommendations i've been given in the past.

I went in pretty skeptical but binged the Berserk '97 series a month ago in just 4 days and couldn't put it down. The hypnotic soundtrack by Susumu and the intriguing dialogue was incredible even if the animation was crude. I then jumped to the manga and marathoned through that as well. Unfortunately, I travel for work to various asian countries where the paper english manga translation is completely unavailable so I had to download it.

After plowing through the entire series up until the most recent I am dying for more. I've always been a big fan of comics in general. I rank Alan Moore and Grant Morrison as my all time favorite writers but Miura is right up there in that pantheon now too.

I've also been working my way through the skullknight podcast when at work and i've already binged through most episodes! Very informative and detailed. Great job guys there's a lot of stuff you guys talk about that I didn't really notice.

I did however realize that Miura based many elements of Berserk off Flesh + Blood the Verhoeven film! I was quite surprised when you guys mentioned that too in your podcast since I thought that was a very obscure film nerd thing that few people would bring up.

Anyhow happy to find this forum.  :ubik:







 
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Salem on February 09, 2017, 09:27:08 PM »
Nioh is amazing.  Team ninja has finally found its footing with this gem.  I'm to the second map and this feels like the next positive step to this souls formula.  From the combat, to the MASS amount of customization,(minus character creation)  I'm really digging everything.  The game really does feel like it's own and not a clone.  Haven't had this much fun since Ninja Gaiden on Xbox...right out of high school.  Speaking of NG, when TN released black, some of the environmental effects changed.  In Nioh you revisit levels in sub quests and the same treatment is done.  I do not feel like I'm strolling down the same path.  The levels are decent sized, but by the end of each feel very inclusive and well thought out.  I highly recommend.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by GiantSword Mufasa on February 09, 2017, 05:47:18 PM »
I absolutely would be playing it if it weren't a PS4 exclusive  :judo:

Walter if I could give you a ps4, it would already be on its way to you.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« Last post by Walter on February 09, 2017, 05:32:09 PM »
Started Ubik by Phillip K. Dick. Didn't read much of it till now, but i enjoyed what i read thus far.

It's a very strange, hallucinatory book (It's PK Dick afterall). I read it a few years back. There's nothing that will jump out at you as being influential for Berserk in it -- but there is arguably one very weak link in a single passage that's never really explained in the novel:

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"A grim, blue face with recessive eyes swam into focus, a mysterious countenance floating without neck or body. The eyes reminded him of flawed jewels; they shone but the faceting had gone wrong; the eyes scattered light in irregular directions."
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« Last post by Mangetsu on February 09, 2017, 05:25:13 PM »
Started Ubik by Phillip K. Dick. Didn't read much of it till now, but i enjoyed what i read thus far.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Walter on February 09, 2017, 05:10:55 PM »
Is anyone else playing Nioh? I'm really enjoying it.

I absolutely would be playing it if it weren't a PS4 exclusive  :judo:
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by GiantSword Mufasa on February 09, 2017, 12:01:21 PM »
Is anyone else playing Nioh? I'm really enjoying it. Its like onimusha/souls. The combat at first seemed very convoluted but the more I play it the better it feels. Flows nicely. It has the speed of bloodborne that's for sure. The duels are super tense and you pay big time for missing a swing or being greedy with your stamina. It does some really cool stuff with the action adventure formula.

Skeleton Lucis, I missed your post! LOL. How do you like it so far? I didn't play the beta, I try to avoid demos.
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Buying / Selling / Re: WTB: Guts (berserkberserk) & ZODD Revelations
« Last post by yota82 on February 09, 2017, 11:41:05 AM »
@theoden do you sell it? Thank
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Skeleton Lucis Caelum CXV on February 09, 2017, 10:13:30 AM »
I'm playing Nioh, and it's a blast. My main concern with the demo was whether or not the game would have a decent story, but so far so good on that front. It's not nearly as disjointed as the demo made it out to be.

They've also reduced the difficulty significantly. The enemies act and attack pretty much the same as they did in the demo, but they decreased the amount of enemies noticeably to make it easier. And you remember that first boss from the demo? In the demo I had to grind the map for quite a while to have a fair shot at beating him, and even then I needed some good luck and a life or two. But in the final product I didn't grind at all and beat him relatively comfortably on my first try. So if you're worried about the difficulty, don't be.
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Character Cove / Re: Guts VS Zodd 3
« Last post by Shambles on February 08, 2017, 05:13:28 PM »
Zodd is a BA Mofo but guts is the struggler, he wins all day everyday
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