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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The hotel was really freaky! Never actually finished Bloodlines...finals got in the way and then just never got round to it...

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Bloodlines is pretty much consistently good right up until the end.

    Unlike a few RPGs, I can't really see anyone liking some missions but then getting bored of it before the very last level.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I gave up, playing through every game I buy, a long time ago.

    But I guess I could play Bloodlines again... not a bad idea. :)

  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    Janson wrote: »
    Elkamil wrote: »
    The KotORs are some of the small number of RPGs I've managed to finish.

    I wouldn't mind a sequel to Jade Empire, too.

    Jade Empire was better in retrospect

    At the time that I was playing it, all I could see were the similarities to their previous games

    But two years later, scenes from the game keep cropping up in my head and I think how satisfying they were. Plus the romances had a kiss! I'm looking forward to the PC version.
    Yeah Jade Empire was a pretty great game all things considered. It actually had somewhat reactive and flexible combat, fun minigames, a continuous and well-paced plot, a fair amount of character customization, interesting world, fun sidequests, OCD collection elements, interesting enough secondary characters, a sense of self-deprecation and fun. I remember playing it through solidly and exclusively over a couple of weeks. Actually, in retrospect, it was pretty fucking awesome.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    BobCesca wrote: »
    sometimes I wonder why the hell I'm doing postgrad and didn't just walk into any number of high-paying jobs when I graduated...my brain has actually turned to mush...stupid ancient Greeks, why couldn't they just use English!
    Man with a saleable skill like Ancient Greek, you could make a killing on the Byzantine resin market!

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  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Elkamil wrote: »
    The KotORs are some of the small number of RPGs I've managed to finish.

    I wouldn't mind a sequel to Jade Empire, too.

    Jade Empire was better in retrospect

    At the time that I was playing it, all I could see were the similarities to their previous games

    But two years later, scenes from the game keep cropping up in my head and I think how satisfying they were. Plus the romances had a kiss! I'm looking forward to the PC version.
    Yeah Jade Empire was a pretty great game all things considered. It actually had somewhat reactive and flexible combat, fun minigames, a continuous and well-paced plot, a fair amount of character customization, interesting world, fun sidequests, OCD collection elements, interesting enough secondary characters, a sense of self-deprecation and fun. I remember playing it through solidly and exclusively over a couple of weeks. Actually, in retrospect, it was pretty fucking awesome.

    I thought the combat of that game was stupid easy. Otherwise, the everything else is great.

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  • ShintoShinto __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2007
    Joe Biden does things that make me like him even more:

    http://www.headtohead08.com

  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    I thought the combat of that game [Jade Empire] was stupid easy. Otherwise, the everything else is great.
    Yeah I seem to remember a few broken combos. I think the real problem with it is that I played it so obsessively to completion that all I really remember is kind of a blur.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Haphazard wrote: »
    I gave up, playing through every game I buy, a long time ago.

    But I guess I could play Bloodlines again... not a bad idea. :)

    Bloodlines was even the answer to the first help thread I was able to solve, the other day

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Jade Empire? I gave up somewhere in the big city. Maybe I should buy the PC version and try again. It was really good , but I guess I was distracted by something else.

  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Irond Will wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    sometimes I wonder why the hell I'm doing postgrad and didn't just walk into any number of high-paying jobs when I graduated...my brain has actually turned to mush...stupid ancient Greeks, why couldn't they just use English!
    Man with a saleable skill like Ancient Greek, you could make a killing on the Byzantine resin market!

    and, for some unknown reason, accountancy...those big firms seem to love Classics degrees...somehow Latin and Greek don't immediately bring finance to mind, but it would have been a lot of cash...

  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Mornin' Shinto.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    sometimes I wonder why the hell I'm doing postgrad and didn't just walk into any number of high-paying jobs when I graduated...my brain has actually turned to mush...stupid ancient Greeks, why couldn't they just use English!
    Man with a saleable skill like Ancient Greek, you could make a killing on the Byzantine resin market!

    and, for some unknown reason, accountancy...those big firms seem to love Classics degrees...somehow Latin and Greek don't immediately bring finance to mind, but it would have been a lot of cash...


    Wait, what firms? As a classics major, I would like a job!

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Irond Will wrote: »
    celery77 wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    The SW thread is reminding me of how good the KotOR games are

    I hope they'll make a third
    Oh hell no -- those games were hot garbage. Their popularity honestly befuddles me.
    Do you just not like RPGs?
    No I like a lot of RPGs, I just thought the KoTOR series had a bad story, bad graphics, and a terrible fighting system.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    sometimes I wonder why the hell I'm doing postgrad and didn't just walk into any number of high-paying jobs when I graduated...my brain has actually turned to mush...stupid ancient Greeks, why couldn't they just use English!
    Man with a saleable skill like Ancient Greek, you could make a killing on the Byzantine resin market!
    and, for some unknown reason, accountancy...those big firms seem to love Classics degrees...somehow Latin and Greek don't immediately bring finance to mind, but it would have been a lot of cash...
    I suspect a British Old-Boy-Classical-Education club plot. They'd probably groom you as "their man in Scotland".

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    celery77 wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    The SW thread is reminding me of how good the KotOR games are

    I hope they'll make a third
    Oh hell no -- those games were hot garbage. Their popularity honestly befuddles me.
    Do you just not like RPGs?
    No I like a lot of RPGs, I just thought the KoTOR series had a bad story, bad graphics, and a terrible fighting system.

    I also heard that the second one's ending was neutered.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    celery77 wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    The SW thread is reminding me of how good the KotOR games are

    I hope they'll make a third
    Oh hell no -- those games were hot garbage. Their popularity honestly befuddles me.
    Do you just not like RPGs?
    No I like a lot of RPGs, I just thought the KoTOR series had a bad story, bad graphics, and a terrible fighting system.

    What RPGs do you like?

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Yes, it was, Sax.

    It was all like "Whut? O_o".

  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    sometimes I wonder why the hell I'm doing postgrad and didn't just walk into any number of high-paying jobs when I graduated...my brain has actually turned to mush...stupid ancient Greeks, why couldn't they just use English!
    Man with a saleable skill like Ancient Greek, you could make a killing on the Byzantine resin market!

    and, for some unknown reason, accountancy...those big firms seem to love Classics degrees...somehow Latin and Greek don't immediately bring finance to mind, but it would have been a lot of cash...


    Wait, what firms? As a classics major, I would like a job!

    Generally the big London stuff like KMPG and the big PR firms (as well as, of course, the civil service) seem to quite like Classics graduates for their graduate-programs...apparently the ability to think critically about 2000 years ago gives you some unique transferable skills or something. But actually I think academia is for me, nothing like getting paid for something you enjoy doing (most of the time, and when you get to actually do your own stuff rather than going through the little hoops in order to get into a PhD)

  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    celery77 wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    The SW thread is reminding me of how good the KotOR games are

    I hope they'll make a third
    Oh hell no -- those games were hot garbage. Their popularity honestly befuddles me.
    Do you just not like RPGs?
    No I like a lot of RPGs, I just thought the KoTOR series had a bad story, bad graphics, and a terrible fighting system.
    Granted the turn-based fighting system was kind of love-it or hate-it, but I thought that, relative to pretty much every other RPG out there, the story grouped with the flexibility was solid and ahead of its time. The character models were ugly though, agreed. And KOTOR2 didn't have an ending.

    What RPG did it better?

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  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    I also heard that the second one's [KOTOR 2] ending was neutered.
    It was. They clearly ran out of money and time.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Thanks Drez, I was contemplating saying something similar

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  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Biden's got some balls.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    Biden's got some balls.
    He'll need them cuz he ain't got no money.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Thanks Drez, I was contemplating saying something similar

    Np.

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  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Biden's got some balls.
    He'll need them cuz he ain't got no money.

    Yeah, that was my second thought.

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    The SW thread is reminding me of how good the KotOR games are

    I hope they'll make a third
    Oh hell no -- those games were hot garbage. Their popularity honestly befuddles me.
    No lie. Fucking swords that could block light sabers. What's the fucking point of that? Just straight up retarded. And the story was so damned predictable.

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Still, best dialoge in a RPG was in Fallout (the first one I think).

    When your character was half witted or nearly braindead you could have a very nice chat with a village idiot. :P

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I need to play the Fallout games

    sitting at home

    still in cellophane

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  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    :o

    I played the hell out of both of them.

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    What about BG2, Hap

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  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm definitely debating a sudden doctor's appointment I had forgotten about coming up, so that I'll have to leave work early.

  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Janson wrote: »
    What about BG2, Hap

    Baldurs Gate 2? Yep, multiple times.

  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I've liked the Final Fantasys, and I played the hell out of Disgaea and I have La Pucelle although I haven't really played through that. I beat Tales of Symphonia and I'm on my second play through. I'm at the last battle in Skies of Arcadia, among others. So basically I like JRPGs and tactical RPGs with art and characters I like.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck bridge and scrunnel Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The Alanis Morisette version of "My Humps" is genius.

  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I´m not a big fan of JRPGs.

    We´re even, cel. ;-)

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The Alanis Morisette version of "My Humps" is genius.

    I never realized the lyrics were quite so horrendous and sexist.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Haphazard wrote: »
    I´m not a big fan of JRPGs.

    We´re even, cel. ;-)

    Second'd

    No wait, FF games are, in general, appalling. He has no right to like them and then complain about KotOR's story.

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The Alanis Morisette version of "My Humps" is genius.

    and yet quite disturbing...

  • Irond WillIrond Will Dragonmaster Cambridge. MASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    I've liked the Final Fantasys, and I played the hell out of Disgaea and I have La Pucelle although I haven't really played through that. I beat Tales of Symphonia and I'm on my second play through. I'm at the last battle in Skies of Arcadia, among others. So basically I like JRPGs and tactical RPGs with art and characters I like.
    I liked Tales of Symphonia, FFVII and Skies of Arcadia. I do get the feeling that I'm doing the same damned thing every time I play a JRPG, but I still enjoy them. I guess I was raised on the old-school Ultimas and Wizardys, so I'm always happy when western RPGs do something innovative or ambitious.

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