Clearly it's a genetic condition.
||June 7, 2005
As mentioned earlier, yesterday I went to the house of some friends house to play Bloodbowl, or at
least make some teams. One of said friends has a 4-year old daughter. Generally, I am not a fan of 4-year
olds. Most 4-year olds though don't play videogames based on Star Wars where they're good enough to still
do quite well despite periodically taking breaks from the action to stalk random Jawas on the street and
execute them in shadowy back alleys, or talk about Carey Elwes. Here's hoping her new little brother
turns out to be as cool of a little kid.
People really need to ask me if I love Disgaea?
I've been curious what you thought of Disgaea. I got the game on the
recomendation of a trusted friend, but I don't think I'll be trusting
him to know my tastes so much any more. It's not that I don't like the
game, it is a decent bit of fun. The battle situations they push you
into are interested and definetly creative, they did a good job with
keeping that interesting. And there's so much crap to do it's rather
unbeleivable. But the story is so lacking, I'll admit I'm probably not
too far into it, and I have a prefrence for stories like Xenogears and
FF:tactics, so I'm not entierly sure the game worth playing through
all the time, given that it's more like a demented story book for
children some times than a serious plot. Oh well, what did you think
of the game?
I adore Disgaea personally. As far as the plot goes, this is what I always say to describe it. Most
TRPGs are divided into chapters. A typical chapter is about, say, an agent of the church assassinating
a duke and pinning it on you, causing mass riots, and leaving you a fugitive. Meanwhile, Disgaea is also
divided into chapters, and a typical chapter is about say, someone stealing your picnic basket. I think
it's a great change of pace myself. As incentive goes though, I will say that they throw some new stuff
into the game once Flonne starts to really get old.
To Goog and/or Andrew:
Regarding the person who wrote to you about the value
of his RPG collection, I've recently run into a
similar problem. I decided to take out a renter's
insurance policy, even though I haven't yet been able
to save up enough to move out into my own apartment.
For insurance purposes, I took pictures with my
digital camera of all the items in my collection and
burned them to a CDR-W (so I can redo it if my
collection grows). I have a copy, along with a typed
list describing each item, in a safe deposit box at my
bank and another in the safe with my other important
papers. At least this way I'll have a record of
everything. I don't know if it'll help the other
person, but anyone else with a similar collection
might want to take precautions, as well. It certainly
can't hurt. But for my question of the day, why don't
you guys at RPGamer start a section for people to send
in pictures of some of the cool RPG related
memorabilia they've acquired? You could call it the
Memorabilia of the Month section. Or not. Thanks for
reading, anyway, and hope this helps.
I'm not sure about doing that as an official full blown feature, both because we have an awful lot of
features going up lately, and because I'm not sure how many submissions would roll in, but I wouldn't
have any problem at all throwing up something like that at the end of the Q&A week. It's been too long
since I've had wacky reader submitted stuff in the column. So long as you can keep the file size reasonable,
toss those pics in for tomorrow.
Speaking of weird stuff from readers...
I was playing Phantasy Star Online and using my usual character(a force) I
go to the Forest and cast a spell on a Booma and a Gigabooma next to each
other. The spell was Jellen.
Next thing I knew the Booma walked over to the Gigabooma, and was like,
"Hey, are you Jellen(not Gel?)" the Gigabooma replying, "like a felon."
Other players were around going Resta Me, Resta Me, or Die! with the funny
quirks and noises added to it, the Gigabooma going "Look at all that
yelling, they're so not Jellen."
Then I realized I was half asleep and thinking up stuff. Thinking up stuff
that turned out extremely lame but sortof funny. Anyways, I actually wanted
to see what someone else thought of if this was actually turned into a flash
movie. It's exactly like the comercial, except with a magic spell named
Jellen, and different noises instead of yelling which could be used as
yelling. Yeah it's lame, but you think this'd turn out to be a good flash
I don't think people who make stupid flash things are ever short on ideas. Good ideas sure, but ideas
in general, no.
Bugs and lengths
Hello letter answerer.
Lately as I've been playing FFV...REALLY strange stuff has been happening. For example, in the Phoenix Tower, one of the Magic Pots I fight won't escape until I give it THIRTEEN elixirs. I thought that was really extravagant, so I reset and tried again...only to get the same results, followed by me quitting in a massive rage.
Also, ever since I bought FFAnthology (I bought it new and it's the original version), FFV does weird things on the save screen. A good 85% of the time I save, the screen gets jumbled and you can't read anything until you cancel out of the menu. Once that happens, the game returns to normal. (Luckily I've remembered the button presses it takes to save the game.)
Strangely enough...both of those things didn't happen when I played on my brother's Greatest Hits version.
Anyway...I'm having a hard time believing Suikoden 1 can be finished in 8-15 hours. I've been playing for like 7 or 8, and I've only had one duel and one big army battle, and the game isn't showing any signs of letting up. Also, I've sped through pretty briskly and haven't spent too much time in any given area...although I have gotten all the characters so far. So...is it really that short of a game?
That's a problem specific to your copy of the game right there, yes.
As for Suikoden, well, it's been a while, and I remember it was a DARN short game, but I don't think I
plowed through it as fast as 8 hours. I did however win with every character in one or two sittings
the first time I played it though.
Out of my League
My friend and I were having a discussion last night, and I was wondering what you're opinion would be, since you're all wise and stuff. Who would win in a duel, Edward Elric, or Zelgadis? I say Ed, 'cause...well, couldn't he just transmute Zel's skin? Thanks Goog, for reading my question.
I can't play who would win in a fight when I'm only familiar with one participant, sorry.
The Last Laugh:
So... here comes that famous summer heat. Thank the gods for AC.
Googleshng "So hot." @rpgamer.com
So very very hot.