Chris Martin - November 11th '01- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time|
Despite all the logic I've acquired during my twenty-one years of life, I went to a party tonight. I spent an hour and a helf with friends getting ready to go to the party... (drinking whatever Rajiv had in his fridge while yelling "Is Rose here yet?" "When is she coming?" and "Let's just go...") and fifteen minutes at the actual party. A loss, you say? Maybe. I DID get to mooch a little alcohol from the party, so all was not lost. Getting something without paying for it legally is always good.
Oh, and if you need an excuse to get pissed off, Cartoon Network will NOT be showing "Cowboy Funk" (aka Episode 22 of Cowboy Bebop) The episode is about a rival bounty hunter who dresses up like a cowboy and pisses Spike off to no end. The episode features, as its villain, the "Teddy Bomber" : a man who blows up buildings...though we don't know why. (though we DO know that that's why the episode isn't being shown) The episode also manages to be really, really, funny. Also, the three episodes that got the axe this time, will not be shown when CB is rerun.
It's a real shame. But, somehow, we'll perservere. In the meantime, column.
"Hey Mr. Boots!" and "Hey, Master Shake!" One and the same?
Anime and RPGs blend very closely because the fact is, both genres tend
toward the fantastic/unreal, be it "Fantasy","Sci Fi", or any inherent
combination thereof. True, there exists exceptions to both, I.E. some of
the more sitcom-esque Anime and everyone's favorite except me, Harvest
Moon. Fact is, both media benefit from the ability to create without say, a
Movie budget of Special effects. Rather, the world IS the effect.
(Who thinks PAL-18 sounds scarily like Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.)
Sci-Fi and Fantasy certainly ARE easier to present in an anime format. Basically, it's easier to draw an alien, than to dress an actor up as an alien and not make him look like a Star Trek convention reject. Most RPGs over the year have been fantasy. Personally, I'd like to see a few more RPGs without the fantasy/sci-fi element. Maybe it's just me, but I'm a little tired of the slay dragon, save princess storyline.
And yeah, those voice ARE suspiciously alike.
Mmmm. Sexy little Swiss Miss.
.... Yo, Cat!
*sips his hot cocoa* Alright, so, RPG style. Personally, I like the more
anime style of games such as Lunar (1 & 2) and Tales of Destiny, even
Saiyuki would be counted as anime-style, I suppose. I'll never be tired of
Anime-style graphics. They are my personal preference.. though sometimes I
do get into the mood for something 3D, such as Shenmue (or even FF7, 8, & 9)
My favorite American RPG would have to be Dragonriders: Chronicles of Pern,
though I did just order Secret of Evermore off eBay and I know thats a great
game, too. Favorite Japanese RPG? That's almost just saying "Favorite RPG"
period considering most ARE from Japan. But to answer that question, I'll
have to say Xenogears. And coming in close second, Lunar 2: Eternal Blue. I
can't really think of a Norwegian RPG off the top of my head.
Just a comment about Lunar Legend, I think it will be a great game
considering the new seXXXy visuals. Besides, if it does come to America, it
will probably come from Working Designs and we KNOW that'll be a good
translation. Besides, the storyline is what makes the game.. or so I think.
New Issue: Xenosaga. That game will rock my world, baby!
Fun Fact of the Day: Did you know 'Majin' means 'Demon God'?
Bye for now!
Majin Paul, of Roleplay "Don't count jer Chocobos before they hatch!"
I've always liked anime-style graphics. Sometimes I've seen things that are either really nice or really crappy, but anime style remains a happy medium for me. Occasionally, we do get a really cool new style to the graphics that really stands out. I really liked Anachonox's character designs, along with Shenmue's and the Baldur's Gate series graphics. (small, but detailed) It's all a matter of personal preference in the end, and it appears that most people still enjoy the anime style the best.
Lunar:Legend has potential. If Working Designs is allowed to do their thang, then I'll be able to sleep well. If it's nintendo, I shall ph34r.
Alex: "Ghaleon! Die, you spoony wizard!"
Masamine. All mine. (God, that was lame.)
Yo yo, Don't be so down, I got 3 projects due next Friday...non-stared. Two of them are for a P.E. class with lots of Asian Hotties who ask
intrusive questions. "Martin, do you think _____ is hot?" or when I'm staring at some girl my friends say "Martin...what are you looking
at?" "Nothing! Uhhh the overhead!" Another of those projects is making a project quality web page. So I'm with you on stupid busy work
assignments. Dam end of the trimester..On to my question...(bet you didn't see that coming). What kind of character should I make for BG2?
The choices blow my mind and hurts my head(I'm only 15! the kids!). I always try to make a ranger...but there is 3 different kind. Also, my friend
has a really cool mage... but I've never been much for magic. Another question of the topic... what kind of music do you listen to? I personally
am a trance addict. I was up till 3 in the morning once listing to music not want to go to bed because of it.
Thanks, MrKite(Now that you know my true name I must find a new one)
"He's my best-friend, best of all best-friends. Do you have a best-friend too?"
Asian hotties who ask intrusive questions in P.E.?!! Sweet Merciful Christ, that's a dream come true!
(One picture of Bea Arthur naked, one game of Baseball, and one very chilly shower later...)
Ok. Ranger type is good. The thing is, the game supplies you pretty early on with a ranger. (In the form of the awesome MINSC! and Boo. His miniature giant space hamster.) Paladins are cool, but you can get one of those too in the game if you want. (You probably will, since only Paladins can use the best sword in the game. 'Carosmyr' or "The Holy Avenger".) Actually, the game supplies you with virtually any character type you could possibly want in the game. A generic fighter is really good, since he can put more than two points in a weapon specialization. (Even though he doesn't get the nifty abilities of a ranger/paladin)
Music? Game Music, Orchestral stuff, Anime Music... Most of the music on my master winamp playlist is music from something's soundtrack. Games like DDR, Space Channel 5, Jet Grind radio, FF, and other sweet RPGs. Anime Music? Yoko Kanno's stuff (Cowboy Bebop, The Vision of Escaflowne) is easily the best, but I like the stuff from Evangelion, Trigun, Kenshin, etc.
Specific groups? Standard geek fare, actually. Daft Punk, Gorillaz, They Might Be Giants, Wierd Al, Jimmy Buffet, Paul Simon, Gloria Estefan.... Damn, this is wierd. How unconnected can you get? I may be the only guy on campus who has "Because I got High" by Afroman and the english Sailor Moon theme on the same playlist.