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The Phalanx

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  1. 3.5 and 4e are both complicated, but for entirely different reasons. Trying to run a game with any of those beyond like 5 people is going to be a bloody nightmare--I should know, I've tried doing so with both editions multiple times, and it rarely ends well. I'd actually suggest giving Dungeon World a shot (which is free. It's a hack of Apocalypse World. No grid to worry about, things move quickly, and everyone gets something to do and can contribute without running into the "wizards can do anything" problem. It's got that "feel" of D&D that people seem so inclined to experience.
  2. Castlevania Judgement, for the obvious reason that it's a goddamn Castlevania fighting game. The music was boss though, gotta admit that.
  3. It'd have a more interesting main character, at least.
  4. Few games made me like and loathe it at the same time. Kid Chameleon is one of them.
  5. I played Minesweeper once, but then I realized I couldn't rocket-jump so I quit.
  6. I hope you all stayed long enough to see the scene after the real credits ended.
  7. Abobo's Big Adventure is a better reboot than this.
  8. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57412368/who-is-jack-tramiel-home-computer-pioneers-legacy/ A pioneer of the home computer industry and creator of the Commodore 64. Modern games owe a lot to him.
  9. Bioware didn't stick to their badly-written guns and caved under the pressure of their "fanbase." It's more pathetic than anything.
  10. Like motherfucking Animal Man. Holy damn do I love Animal Man so far.
  11. http://www.analoghype.com/video-games/playstation-3-news/amazon-offering-a-full-refund-on-already-opened-copies-of-mass-effect-3/
  12. Hey guys I hear if you never get hit in Classic mode Super Smash Bros. Melee with all characters including Master Hand on hard mode you unlock Sonic.
  13. They did that with FF4: The After Years. And look how well THAT game ended up being.
  14. http://www.thesnipenews.com/features/homepage-features/moebius-death/ For those who don't know, Moebius was highly influential comic book artist in the euro-comic scene and later, worldwide thanks to his work on western comics and movies such as Alien and Tron. His work appeared in a few video games, namely Panzer Dragoon (which was inspired by one of his comics), and three arcade machines and a bar in the Metreon in San Francisco were based on his work. To say that I'm sad he's gone is an understatement. Hi-res gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9120653@N06/sets/72157624366887263/with/4811762086/
  15. We all know how it's going to play out.
  16. I actually would've been perfectly fine if the stamina bar dealt with sprinting only, and maybe one or two 'hard' maneuvers (running up walls, dash-rolling, etc.) In that context it would make sense, and has been used in other games without too much of a problem. Basically I wish it was implemented better and not used so often, as it breaks the flow of the game and drags it out longer than necessary.
  17. Not any more bizarre than Snake dodging a missile in Twin Snakes. Or well, anything in the series, really. It's pretty over the top when you get down to it; MGR just seems like it's removing the faux-realism filter and turning things to 11.
  18. Fuck the stamina bar. Didn't need it in previous Zelda games, don't see why they added it to this one aside from making the game more tedious than it has to be. You hit the crux of the point for me--it IS silly. I've owned a Wii for years, I'm used to the half-assed control schemes for the games on it, I've simply gotten sick of it. God forbid I want to change the game a bit to suit my own personal enjoyment because I'm unhappy with parts of the product.
  19. I love how the modding community is whipping up codes to remove the extraneous bullshit from SS. Like the item notifications, Fi's blabbering, and the stamina bar, as well as mapping the controls to the Gamecube controller (they're still working on that apparently). Kind of sad when a bunch of people on the internet have to hack your game to make it enjoyable.
  20. I can always count on you to brighten a thread. But yeah, he's got it in the right. Anyone that wanted this game already got the import and hacked their Wii in order to play it. Nintendo shot themselves in the foot by not releasing it earlier, and I doubt the sales of a jRPG on a flagging console is going to be good.
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