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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Griffith on December 10, 2018, 09:08:34 PM »
I haven't gone full renegade yet, but I am definitely treating John more differently than I did Arthur. I know how John turns out eventually, so it's not like it matters.

I did the same thing at first, and I'm still more trigger happy in the end/post game. I feel justified because John's not a bad guy but he will blow you away if you start shit with him. =)

Arthur is the better character. He changed naturally, whereas John had to try to change

I agree with this, or at least agreed with it immediately following the game; I think I need more time and perspective and to maybe replay Red Dead 1 to know for sure. It's pretty biasing when you just spent 60 hours with a character, but I did fall in love with Arthur.It helps John's case that I'm doing a lot of missions with him now and getting re-acquainted with his specific charms, but I do think Arthur has more depth, nuance, and humanity while John's more iconic.

Also, apparently no one has had the same experience with this game. My friends are telling me all this stuff they've had to do with characters that don't even exist in mine. I randomly came across a serial killer and a vampire, as well as a mad scientist, but they haven't on two playthroughs. Just overall kind of crazy how this game has evolved.

Yep, I've seen or heard of all that stuff, and there's all sorts of other weird things out there to find, and even having read about a lot of it I still haven't come across them...

Another comment about this game and how much it stretches the form is that it's still very much a traditional 3rd person action/shooter, it's not reinventing the wheel with its controls or interface at all, the core gameplay (ride and shoot) isn't that much different from RDR1 or any number of games like it, but they just added a shit-ton of extra options and features on top of that very traditional game framework, with an emphasis on "realistic" movement/motion in regards to momentum. It's weird because it has all this hyperrealistic stuff, but it's more cinematic in its presentation, next to like pushing R1 to switch your gun with one on the ground. Or, your hat comes off and you have to go get it and it'll be on the ground later, but you can also just re-select it in your horse's inventory (same with your horse itself if you become separated; it won't just respawn to your whistle, you gotta go back or be in range... unless you go to a stable, THEN it's magically there). It's a weird mix of realism for the sake of presentation, like it's only pretending to be a life simulator, next to pragmatic game mechanics for convenience and play-ability that it circumvents half the time for the sake of a more cumbersome sort of reality. Again, it's a great, weird, game.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« Last post by Johnstantine on December 10, 2018, 08:28:57 PM »
New Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer.

I'm really looking forward to this. It'll be nice to see some kaiju fights.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Johnstantine on December 10, 2018, 08:24:10 PM »
Same here, I was going to say I've found like a second wind but it's more like a third or fourth. Counting online I have like three different saves I'm currently playing and I haven't even restarted with a full-renegade Arthur yet; which is supposed to be significantly different in many ways big and small, yet implemented subtly. Goddamn this game, I keep finding and figuring out these weird details and mechanics while my wife deadpans, "Is that really necessary?" Yesterdays where when I accidentally hit a signpost full on with my horse and disintegrated it, the signs, the post, the rock it set was in, everything; if you just clip one, you may only knock off one sign or an appropriately sized corresponding piece. =) The other was that Arthur and John have different handwriting in their journals and Arthur is a significantly better artist when you've cataloged the same things despite John claiming he's become "something of a draftsman" himself, I compared =). Yet they basically have the same dialogue during Stranger missions, which makes sense because you're fulfilling the same role! It's so weird how the very un-gamey parts of this game make the normal game stuff seem somehow unsophisticated despite being completely reasonable. But yeah, for a game I was kind of tired of a week ago I spent way too much time this weekend just riding around hunting legendary animals, doing stranger quests, and just experiencing the world, maaaaan. It's like I'm finally living the life Arthur wanted to. :carcus:

I haven't gone full renegade yet, but I am definitely treating John more differently than I did Arthur. I know how John turns out eventually, so it's not like it matters.

Arthur is the better character. He changed naturally, whereas John had to try to change


Also, apparently no one has had the same experience with this game. My friends are telling me all this stuff they've had to do with characters that don't even exist in mine. I randomly came across a serial killer and a vampire, as well as a mad scientist, but they haven't on two playthroughs. Just overall kind of crazy how this game has evolved.
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Speculation Nation / Re: A look at the name of Dragon Slayer
« Last post by I know that I know :) on December 10, 2018, 06:23:53 PM »
Now Im not so big on the philosophy but I am guessing Guts is a dragon slayer in the eyes of Friedrich Nietzsche. It pretty cool how well berserk lines up with this part of the book maybe even Miura drew inspiration from it  or it is just a crazy coincidence. But I got a better idea  maybe just maybe  Friedrich Nietzsche went back in time after finishing berserk and being such a big fan about it  wrote a book on it so people in the past can enjoy how awesome  of a story berserk is  :???: seems possible when you really think about it :troll:.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Gamehowitzer on December 10, 2018, 06:10:10 PM »
Finally unlocked all of the fighters in world of light last night, and stopped playing just before doing the true ending, not sure what to do before i do the true ending so i'm just kinda not gonna do it lol. The movement in this game is a bit awkward, and i don't even like the character i used to man, smash ultimate is a bit weird. Also the online structure is kind of crappy imo but its whatever i guess. getting put into 4 player battles when you put your preferred rules on 1 on 1 isn't exactly ideal
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Speculation Nation / Re: A look at the name of Dragon Slayer
« Last post by Walter on December 10, 2018, 06:04:07 PM »
I think Guts will succeed I mean at this point it is bound to happen its just a matter of when he will face Femto and maybe the Godhand and less likely the idea of evil,but I think that is a little to much for guts to handle at least alone.

That's really not the focus of this thread, it's just the OP's last sentence.

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Also we know guts can affect the outcome albeit in a very small way through I believes its called the junctions of time please correct me if I am wrong

The Junction of Time (also translated as temporal junction point) is a critical moment when the God Hand's actions can be slightly subverted.

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I think Casca might needed to survive to give birth to the demon baby,but being how careful the Godhand are they probably had multiple ways to acquire Griffith a physical body.

Maybe they did, but only one outcome matters in the end -- the one we ended up with.
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Speculation Nation / Re: A look at the name of Dragon Slayer
« Last post by I know that I know :) on December 10, 2018, 05:25:22 PM »
However, by the same token, will Guts ever succeed is still unknown. Like the Durer Knight, his actions cannot affect the outcome. So I think I will just throw this idea out there.

I think Guts will succeed I mean at this point it is bound to happen its just a matter of when he will face Femto and maybe the Godhand and less likely the idea of evil,but I think that is a little to much for guts to handle at least alone. I mean think guts losing just sends the wrong message to us the reader as why would we try to go up against fate and destiny (yes I know its correct term is casualty I just think fate sounds cooler) which seems to be one of the main messages of the story if we are just going to fail like guts it just doesn't sound right. No when the story ends we will see a victorious Guts as to what would be the price of this victory we will have to wait. Also we know guts can affect the outcome albeit in a very small way through I believes its called the junctions of time please correct me if I am wrong an example is when he survives the eclipse even though he was clearly not meant to live I think Casca might needed to survive to give birth to the demon baby,but being how careful the Godhand are they probably had multiple ways to acquire Griffith a physical body.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Griffith on December 10, 2018, 05:13:53 PM »
I keep getting sucked back in. The more I play, the more I discover just how little I actually did in the game.

Same here, I was going to say I've found like a second wind but it's more like a third or fourth. Counting online I have like three different saves I'm currently playing and I haven't even restarted with a full-renegade Arthur yet; which is supposed to be significantly different in many ways big and small, yet implemented subtly. Goddamn this game, I keep finding and figuring out these weird details and mechanics while my wife deadpans, "Is that really necessary?" Yesterdays where when I accidentally hit a signpost full on with my horse and disintegrated it, the signs, the post, the rock it set was in, everything; if you just clip one, you may only knock off one sign or an appropriately sized corresponding piece. =) The other was that Arthur and John have different handwriting in their journals and Arthur is a significantly better artist when you've cataloged the same things despite John claiming he's become "something of a draftsman" himself, I compared =). Yet they basically have the same dialogue during Stranger missions, which makes sense because you're fulfilling the same role! It's so weird how the very un-gamey parts of this game make the normal game stuff seem somehow unsophisticated despite being completely reasonable. But yeah, for a game I was kind of tired of a week ago I spent way too much time this weekend just riding around hunting legendary animals, doing stranger quests, and just experiencing the world, maaaaan. It's like I'm finally living the life Arthur wanted to. :carcus:

That sums it up perfectly. I've read a lot about Mega Man, and that seems to be the general consensus for the main series. Mega Man X took things in a better direction (can't wait to play it), and then they did some fun, innovative things with the Legends games (can't wait to play those, either). I enjoyed Mega Man 5, just not as much as the others, and you could tell their hearts just weren't in it anymore.

Oh, just wait until Mega Man VI, even Dr. Wily is phoning it in at that point. =) The X series eventually goes through the same thing too, and then offshoots to the Zero series, etc.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Rhombaad on December 10, 2018, 02:52:24 PM »
I have fond memories of MM5, lots of silly fun ideas, and it nerfs the Mega Buster so you can't keep it charged through damage, which I think is for the best, but it also marks when they basically ran out of gas on the main series. After that they're pretty mediocre for a while, and even the SNES version, when X really took the mantle. It wasn't until MM9 that the main series got interesting to me again.

That sums it up perfectly. I've read a lot about Mega Man, and that seems to be the general consensus for the main series. Mega Man X took things in a better direction (can't wait to play it), and then they did some fun, innovative things with the Legends games (can't wait to play those, either). I enjoyed Mega Man 5, just not as much as the others, and you could tell their hearts just weren't in it anymore.
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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« Last post by Johnstantine on December 10, 2018, 02:10:18 PM »
Well, it sounds like you actually finished it, unless you got caught up visiting the sites instead of finishing the epilogue? But maybe you're talking about something else. I've done the game to death and am still finding out things I had no idea about.

I keep getting sucked back in. The more I play, the more I discover just how little I actually did in the game.
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