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and S.H. Silver one last time
Googleshng - October 14 '03- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time
One problem I have with the GBA player. I tend to keep my GC on the
floor. The floor is carpetted. The Player's cart slot isn't elevated in any way.
S.H. Silver: So I went to Kill Bill Vol. 1 and it was honestly amazing. The anime
is awful but I enjoyed it a lot. I have also decided to go to Beijing this
summer so lots of planning and saving ahead. I also had a dream where my
friend I was carrying turned into a pepperoni sub that I then ate. I think my
last strands of sanity are now gone.
I was just wondering, S.H. Silver, if you dislike TRPGs so much, why do you want Arc the Lad Collection? From what I've seen, it looks very strategy based, but I could be wrong.
Speaking of which, Google-sama, which game do you feel has a smaller frustration factor: FFTA or Disgaea? Only one decent action RPG has been released in recent history, and there's no way I'm gonna go outside to play video games. On the other hand, I tend to suck at strategy games, so I'm not looking for anything too difficult. Thanks in advance!
I wanted Arc so bad due to the number of games that have been released in the
series. I really wanted to check out the way the games set up. It also
seemed like at least one of the games was a bit old school giving some
challenge and not needing 5 hours to beat or 60. I'm a triple major so I need
a game I can get into and beat quicker.
Your second question doesn't really apply to me but I feel that the GBA is
annoying. That said, I still love having one incase mother 1-3 comes out in
I'd have to say FFTA is more frustrating, despite being mindnumbingly easy. Nothing like forgetting that
healing counts as holy, or that the mime law only applies to copying your own characters to put a damper
on your day.
Don't blame me for the lack of striping.
dear hi ho silver and away
Since you are guest hosting I thought I would get to know you a little bit
better with an informal survey.
What show did you prefer on Public Television. Reading Rainbow or Wishbone
If you were a major league baseball player what color bat would you use?
Red, Lt. Brown, Drk Brown, or Black
Which member of the rat pack was your favorite?
which member of the brat pack was your favoirte?
If you were a doughnut what kind would you be?
Do you prefer Frogs or Toads?
What do you think of Belgians?
What is your favorite Denny's entree?
What is your favorite lawn decoration?
What is your favorite holiday?
What are you going to dress up as for haloween this year?
And finally, Do you have a sister, and if yes, what is her phone number?
Your future pal,
Reading Rainbow, Black, Sammy (cool with one eye is a positive in my book),
Micheal Anthony Hall, long john, toads, make good waffles and are surprisingly
good at tennis, cheese and bacon omelette, lawn gnome, boxing day (good
football on the tellie), Tony Danza, Yes I do and her number is (***) ***-***5
I maintain that Levar Burton, along with Dick Clark, Michael J. Fox, and some fourth guy whose name escapes
me, should all star in a remake of Highlander as themselves, in that none of them seem to have aged in
my lifetime. I mean, just think about it. "There can be only one! ... but you don't have to take MY word
Somehow, one of my cousins obtained a copy of Earthbound for SNES. He allowed me to borrow it, so that's what I've spent my time on lately.
I am completely surprised by it's insane level of craziness. From fighting an enemy called New Age Retro Hippie to traveling to 'Happy-Happy Town,' everything is just so zany. And yet, it is absurdly fun to play. So, my question has two parts.
First of all, what is the over-all weirdest RPG you've ever played? Earthbound tops my list right now.
Second of all, are there any RPGs out that are half as zany and silly as Earthbound, and, if not, why not? So many RPGs seem to try to be as epic as possible, and hardly any have more than one enemy as weird as, say, Unassuming local guy. I'd love to play a RPG that had nothing to do with saving the world and focused on character development and multiple stories. Or, better yet, I'd love to play a RPG where, at the end, you could choose whether or not you save the world.
An ending that showed the world splitting into billions of pieces would be an interesting change.
"Believe in your luck. And believe in your doctor. He believes in his luck."
I guess I would go with Secret of Evermore just due to some of the things your
dog turns into and the bad guys and all. Not anything really funny crazy I
can think of.
I hear Disagea is like that but since I have yet to get the interest to buy it
yet, I have no idea.
The only odd thing your dog turns into in Evermore is a laser shooting toaster, which really fails to
measure up against transmigrating the souls of your whole party into robots to go back in time. The only
RPG I can name that comes close to Earthbound in terms of being that messed up is Mother 1. I suppose a
case could be made for the Megami Tensei games though, but they take themselves too seriously. Or there's
Sakura Wars, where your party rides around in big steampunk mecha whose stats are directly connected to
how they feel that day. Disgaea is fairly silly too yes, but it isn't quite so off the wall about it.
Well, except for prinnies, or when you're randomly attacked by Power Rangers, or Etna's insane episode
previews, or how about halfway through the game one of Etna's insane previews actually comes to pass,
radically altering the plot for the rest of the game. It's still no where near Earthbound though.
Thou hast defeated the slime!
hark ye fair google,
Thine answers to fair peasants plees are indeed wise beyond many years. For
this I beseach thee to answerth mine question. Whence will there be-th a
rpg in ye olde english release-th? Why must all mine games have subtitles
without proper "th" ending striketh. Why also are no villianious scum clept
I was surprised Chrono Cross was without a character who spoke in England
English (like 1700-1850) but other games have people who speak formally. As
for why, look at how GD annoying chrono cross' dialogue was. And the immortal
for genesis has plenty of blood shed. The real question is why no one asked
about Kill Bill Vol. 1. Most violent movie I have ever seen.
That's actually not a bad question. It's probably due to the fact that if anyone tried to give a game
the sort of localization job Dragon Warrior got in this day and age, they'd be lynched. There's something
to be said for those verbose EXP and cash reward statements though.
For those just joining us, the subject is whether chainsaws are a good weapon to use on zombies.
See, I'm just saying. If it doesn't blow up, or have a chick in tight black
leather, then there's just not a whole lot of thrillage involved. Zombies
should die, just like everything else on God's green earth, by being
involved in a large explosion. Except the Terminator. He should die by
being crushed. Multiple times. Next to a female terminator. Woo. But the
point still stands that chainsaws won't work on the terminator.
I would say that a good sword and knowing how to wield it can be much cooler
than combustion. Just watch some old samurai movies or have watched crouching
tiger, hidden dragon on TNT last night. Those movies kick ass.
I was actually recently plotting out a story about someone who fights zombies with a pair of katanas.
Odd coincidence there. Or at least it would be if not for how often zombies are in my thoughts.
Anyway though, as for YOU there Mr. Nameless Reader, given your tastes in movies, I feel it would only
be fitting for a cute little mongoose to EAT YOUR BRAIN!
I'm guessing about 10% of you pick up on the reference. If so, have a cookie.
So how are we defining "classics" here? RPGs from the latter years of the SNES?
It's me again! Anyway, today I have a good topic for all y'all (Contrary to popular belief, "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural. Any bonafied Texan, namely me, would know that.)
Anyway, the topic is the classics. Which classics do you love and which do you hate? Personally, I liked Final Fantasy 6, Lufia, Chrono Trigger, and Super Mario RPG. I really liked FF6 mainly because of one character: KEFKA! He's one of the greatest villians of all time. Mostly 'cuz of his durn cool laugh! Lufia is good, old school fun too, although the graphics look as though someone squished the entire world with their bum. Chrono Trigger = 2nd favorite game of all time. (The first is Zelda: The Wind Waker). And finally, Super Mario RPG is great because of it's strange silliness and some good 'ol Mario jumpin' fun.
I can only recall one classic that I DIDN'T like, and that was Secret of Mana. I'm sure it had a good plot and other stuff, but what I didn't like about it was the battle system. I could not understand ONE THING about that battle system. It was REALLY frustrating. The same goes to its sequal, Legend of Mana.
There you have it, the opinions of me. I'm gonna go now, because I need to work on my l33t techno/electronic mix of "To Zanarkand".
Oh yeah, I totally agree, Strong Bad r0x y0ur s0x.
"I don't like food anymore!"
I agree that Chrono Trigger is absolutely an excellent game. I loved FFVI and
have not played much of Lufia (seemed cool). That said Secret of Mana is my
favorite RPG that isn't an FF game. I really like the battle system because
it was different but LoM's was awful. Those games aren't really classics
unless you're about 12. Otherwise it's FFI and Dragon Warrior. Haven't
played Super Mario RPG.
Y'all is a contraction for "you all" so popular usage or not, it's only meant to be used as the plural.
Anyway though, as mentioned above, I'd need a more clearly defined definition of classic there, particularly
since a classic is traditionally defined as something which maintains greatness even over the passage
of several years. By that definition, I'd love all classics.
Anyway though, what's not to understand about SoM's combat? Walk up to monster, hit attack button. Or if
you want to use a special move, hold down button for a while, walk up to monster, let go. Seems pretty
darn straight forward to me.
Heya Goog, SH Ag.
No real questions, but I have a horrible secret to admit... I am one of
the three people not related to the creators who bought Thousand Arms.
Yes, that miserable RPG where you had to date girls in order to level up
your weapons. Bleh. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
This game sounds like an incredible epic adventure. I must aquire a copy. To
the local used game store! (Gamers, actually quite a good place even though
they rejected my application twice) And my mom bought the LoD strategy guide.
She buys guides when I ask her to pick up games because I did one time. I
also have two copies of Secret of Evermore...which I actually like.
I briefly owned Lagoon. A 3rd rate Ys clone. Ugh.