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Junk Heap / Re: high effort junk heap post megathread
« on: July 21, 2020, 06:33:21 AM »

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day 2018
« on: August 31, 2018, 07:44:43 AM »
Friday 2018-08-31 - Dead Rising 2

Format: Xbox 360 (also available on PS3, PC, PS4 and XB1)
What it is: Shockingly, it's a sequel to 2006 zombie slaughterfest Dead Rising (which I finally played through from beginning to end last year after a few prior attempts that didn't get far). Same universe, storywise a sequel as well, features a different protagonist who seeks to rescue his daughter, from what I understand (but Frank West from the original is involved somehow and is playable in the expansion/sidequel/something Off the Record, which I also own). Features some things that weren't in the first game, like combining weapons. Does not feature photography like the first (presumably does in previously mentioned OtR, though), since this protagonist isn't a journalist.
Release date: 2010-09-24
Owned since: Technically 2016-08-16, since that's when it became free on Games With Gold
Status: Thoroughly unplayed.
Available: Physically and digitally.
Verdict: So what I ended up playing today wasn't actually Dead Rising 2 proper, but Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, a short prequel game released only digitally about a month before DR2 was released. It was also free when DR2 was on GWG, so I had that, so I played that first. And finished it - it was quite short, did one restart (since it's perpetual NG+, if you start over you keep all experience and money you had previously) when I died, and the save from that can actually be imported to regular DR2, so I'll start at level 5 (the max level in Case Zero). Maybe with some itens from it too, I don't know. It was pretty nice, anyway, and the reason I picked DR2 for Friday was because I figured that was most likely the game I would want to keep playing, so that's for the weekend, and probably a bunch next week as well, since while I might do another week of this, it won't be next week. The only real improvement from DR1 I found was the weapon combinations, even if I didn't do overly much with that, but I'm pretty sure everything will be better in the actual game. So there! I did mean to actually start DR2 after I had had dinner, but a friend asked me to Smash, so I did that instead.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day 2018
« on: August 30, 2018, 07:44:38 AM »
Thursday 2018-08-30 - Gravity Rush

Format: PSVita (yes, I actually own a Vita)
What it is: From what I understand, a 3D game where you can shift gravity to do... things.
Release date: 2012-02-09
Owned since: 2017-02-28
Status: Comprehensively unplayed.
Available: Physically. Probably also digitally. Got a remastered version on PS4.
Verdict: I think I'm done. Let's start with saying I misunderstood a lot about what this game was when I bought it. It's a game that could have been good if not for the incredibly bad controls. The camera is pretty dumb. There's no center camera button, there's no lockon for combat. Jumping is weird. Gravity shifting is... janky, to say the least. A lot of menus (but not all, because what the fuck is consistency) are touchscreen-only. But here's the real kicker: The combat evade motion input is a touchscreen swipe. Usually I can at least understand what kind of logic someone might possibly have used in the decision to make something a touchscreen input - but not for this. Combat evade input is a goddamn screen swipe when you're already using both your hands. Would have made some sense for it to be on the back touchpad - your fingers are there anyway. But no. I got too frustrated to keep playing, since I don't want to use my fingers on the screen and got tired of putting the Vita down on the 3DS stand and use the stylus for things. So when it ran out of battery I decided, fuck it, went to save and I think I'm not going to play any more. Gravity Rush really only accomplished one thing - it's my new benchmark for terrible touchscreen controls. So that's something, at least.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day 2018
« on: August 29, 2018, 06:56:44 AM »
Wednesday 2018-08-29 - Year Walk

Format: Wii U (also on PC and phones)
What it is: Originally a mobile game, a puzzle/adventure/something game based in Swedish mythology. Seems like it's quite dark and mysterious.
Release date: 2015-09-17 for Wii U, originally 2013-02-21 for iOS, computer versions inbetween
Owned since: 2017-11-27 (got for gold points on My Nintendo)
Status: Entirely unplayed.
Available: On the Wii U eShop, Steam and whereever you buy iOS games. Not that you would.
Verdict: Well okay that was pretty short, even including getting the bonus ending. And... yeah. Basically a point and click game. Quite dark. A few jumpscares. Glad I played it during the day. Some very excellent use of the Wii U pad, though gyro controls with the Wii U pad suck. It was short enough for it to never become a massive annoyance, but still, eh. All in all, I think I would consider this to be better as a piece of storytelling than it is a game, but using the tools you have through it being a game as part of that storytelling. Huh. That's pretty similar to what I said about Doki Doki Literature Club, come to think of it.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day 2018
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:52:16 AM »
Tuesday 2018-08-28 - Caladrius Blaze

Format: PC, also on X360, PS3, PS4 and arcade.
What it is: A shmup! I don't know too much more about it. I hear it's got anime fanservice which I don't mind as long as the game is actually good too.
Release date: 2017-01-12 (PC version, original version first came out 2013-04-25)
Owned since: 2018-07-19
Status: Utterly unplayed.
Available: PC version digitally, DRM-free on GOG.com, also on Steam. Console versions physically and maybe also digitally.
Verdict: Well. It's not terrible, but this is very much a case of giving the player far too many options, especially for the genre. You have your regular shot, three different "elemental" shots, "special", and bombs, each with their own button, so that's six buttons. Mapping that in a convenient way to my stick was... not great. Ship balance wasn't great either - most ships felt too slow. The game would have benefit greatly from having the regular shmup focused movement thing and faster base movement of the ships. There were two pretty viable ships, one that cound angle its regular shot and one that... was broken as shit and didn't even need to be unlocked, it was just there from the start. Out of eight, so yeah. Other than that... upgrade system, a variety of game modes. A far cry from stuff like Crimzon Clover - but a pretty decent shmup fix anyway. Not that I think I'll pour any more serious hours into it.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day 2018
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:31:57 AM »
Monday 2018-08-27 - Chuchel

Format: PC
What it is: Latest release from Amanita Design, of Samorost, Botanicula and Machinarium fame. Said to basically be a fusion of game and animated cartoon short. Presumably point and click like their prior things.
Release date: 2018-03-07
Owned since: 2018-06-16
Status: Completely unplayed.
Available: Only digitally. DRM-free on GOG.com, also on Steam.
Verdict: Amanita strikes again. So I finished it. It wasn't long. I knew that. It was also not too advanced, certainly a lot simpler than Samorost 3, Machinarium and Botanicula. It doesn't matter. It was adorable and I loved it. It really was like playing a cartoon, you basically had scenes that you then got to start some secquence in and then some things played itself. I said after Samorost 3 that while I certainly wouldn't mind a Samorost 4 or Botanicula 2 or Machinarium 2, I'd rather see something new cast from the Amanita mold, that still becomes its own thing, because that's what they've done several times before. And that's exactly what they did. Guess I'll play more Breath of the Wild now since I'm not picking another game until tomorrow.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / A game a day 2018
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:27:15 AM »
I got a Switch shortly before summer.

So surprising nobody at all, my gaming for the last few months have consisted mostly of Breath of the Wild and Hyrule Warriors. While I have played a bunch of things prior to Switch acquisition... it's mostly been not new games. A few have made their way in there - West of Loathing, Terra Feminarum - and the Switch has of course been the biggest source of new games for me this year.

But I've got other suff to play. Things to clear out of my backlog.

I almost thought I weren't going to do this this year, but decided, alright, this is actually a good time to do it.

You know the drill. Five days, five unplayed (or very little played) games from my backlog. That's where I'll start. We'll see if there'll be another week of it. Weekend stays as cleanup days where I continue playing what I've started and I also have a meeting this Sunday. But I should be able to get some stuff done.

And I'm really only making it a thread here for tradition's sake, despite the forum being quite inactive.

So let's roll.

2018-08-27 - Chuchel (completed 2018-08-27)
2018-08-28 - Caladrius Blaze
2018-08-29 - Year Walk (completed 2018-08-29)
2018-08-30 - Gravity Rush
2018-08-31 - Dead Rising 2

The Posting Range / The closest we've come to Saber's packagefest
« on: September 17, 2017, 03:01:32 PM »
So remember when Saber sent me a package?


That was meant to be part of a dual fest where he sends me a package and I send him a package. I ended up actually sending him a package, almost exactly two years ago. He acquired this package on the 26th of September 2015. A Friday. He actually posted pictures in #nuzlocketalk, the IRC channel I was in only because he was - and then he never posted the actual fest.

But anyway.

If you want to see what kind of crap I sent to Saber, complete with live reactions - here's the IRC logs from that day. Almost completely unedited. Also some backstory but yeah.


(18:28:59) (SABERinBLUE) So I'm waiting in line at Starbucks but I have this...thing in the car with me
(18:29:01) (Jimcloud) No.
(18:29:11) (SABERinBLUE) It speaks in a strange tongue
(18:29:13) (Jimcloud) SABERinBLUE: Has it tried to eat you yet?
(18:29:22) (~Pillowcase) is it the wife
(18:29:24) (SABERinBLUE) And says "not sorry" on the top
(18:30:56) (~Pillowcase) oh it's the thing you got from the magical quest
(18:31:16) (Jimcloud) I kind of thought that was obvious enough it didn't need stated, Pillow
(18:31:16) (Jimcloud) :v
(18:31:32) (~Pillowcase) well i hadn't heard of it before
(18:31:39) (~Pillowcase) so i had no frame of reference for it
(18:31:51) (~Pillowcase) but when he said something was written on the top
(18:32:15) (Jimcloud) Although that being said
(18:32:24) (Jimcloud) I feel the need to quote a few lines here out of context
(18:32:32) (Jimcloud) namely the following
(18:32:42) (Jimcloud) [12:29:09] <SABERinBLUE> It speaks in a strange tongue
(18:32:44) (Jimcloud) [12:29:10] <Jimcloud> SABERinBLUE: Has it tried to eat you yet?
(18:32:49) (Jimcloud) [12:29:22] <SABERinBLUE> And says "not sorry" on the top
(18:32:51) (Jimcloud) [12:30:53] <~Pillowcase> oh it's the thing you got from the magical quest
(18:39:01) (Jackinev) :V
(18:41:12)      —› quit: (ShinyDustox) (KiwiIRC@7A26F746.920390E6.92C9546F.IP) (Quit: http://www.kiwiirc.com/ - A hand crafted IRC client)
(18:41:28)      —› join: (ShinyDustox) (KiwiIRC@7A26F746.920390E6.92C9546F.IP)
(18:41:33) (Jimcloud) Gotta quit that phone nudgin'
(18:41:39) (ShinyDustox) ah no
(18:41:46) (ShinyDustox) i pressed the reload button by accident
(18:41:47) (ShinyDustox) also joy
(18:41:50) (ShinyDustox) my ps3 froze
(18:41:53) (Jimcloud) D:
(18:41:56) (Jimcloud) Bad PS3
(18:42:01) (Jimcloud) no biscuit
(18:42:02) (Jackinev) Rip PS3
(18:42:07) (ShinyDustox) im not even sure if i saved after the boss
(18:42:12) (Jimcloud) Mine does that infrequently :\
(18:42:15) (Jackinev) What game?
(18:42:17) (Jimcloud) Which boss?
(18:42:18) (ShinyDustox) FFX
(18:42:20) (Jimcloud) X X2 remaster :v
(18:42:28) (ShinyDustox) the one near kilika temple
(18:42:34) (Jackinev) Speaking about PS3...
(18:42:37) (Jimcloud) Oh, that thing
(18:42:40) (Jimcloud) Sinspawn... I wanna say Gui
(18:42:59) (Jimcloud) Aww, nuts, not Gui
(18:43:02) (ShinyDustox) Geneaux apparently
(18:43:07) (Jackinev) I haven't played KH2.5 for a long long time
(18:43:16) (~Pillowcase) what's wrong with the ffx gui
(18:43:20) (Jimcloud) Geneaux yeah
(18:43:20) (Jackinev) Aaaand now I HAVE to play it
(18:43:27) (ShinyDustox) damnit
(18:43:35) (ShinyDustox) ill finish FFX then play Zestiria
(18:43:37) (ShinyDustox) then 2.5
(18:43:52) (Jackinev) 2.5 comes before everything else
(18:44:00) (Jimcloud) ShinyDustox: Did I mention to you I started playing 2.5 the other day? :V
(18:44:03) (Jimcloud) Just recently bought it
(18:44:12) (ShinyDustox) oh no no you didnt
(18:44:15) (Jimcloud) I almost threw my controller into the screen no less than four times in the opening segment
(18:44:18) (ShinyDustox) meh i already played KH2 but
(18:44:26) (ShinyDustox) joy
(18:44:29) (ShinyDustox) i didnt save after the boss
(18:44:32) (Jimcloud) ;~;
(18:44:41) (Jackinev) Rip Dustox
(18:44:46) (Jimcloud) I remember that boss being easy but
(18:44:49) (Jimcloud) I also overgrinded so
(18:45:01) (ShinyDustox) oh wait i did
(18:45:03) (ShinyDustox) nvr mind
(18:45:04) (ShinyDustox) whew
(18:45:05) (Jimcloud) pff
(18:45:05) (ShinyDustox) thank you past me
(18:45:09) (ShinyDustox) yeah i overgrinded a bit too
(18:45:16) (ShinyDustox) missing some ability spheres though
(18:45:21) (Jimcloud) Are we talking "Yuna knows Fira" overgrinded or
(18:45:22) (ShinyDustox) i remembered that was my problem with grinding here
(18:45:37) (ShinyDustox) oh you used expert grid
(18:45:40) (Jimcloud) I did
(18:45:42) (Jackinev) Uhm... should I play Birth By Sleep
(18:45:43) (Jimcloud) expert grid is amazing
(18:45:46) (ShinyDustox) do it
(18:45:52) (ShinyDustox) naw i wanted to do it from scratch
(18:45:58) (Jackinev) Or start grinding like hell for the Organization 13 rematches?
(18:46:15) (ShinyDustox) do org 13
(18:46:29) (ShinyDustox) i havent played X for a long time so rather did it for the start
(18:46:50) (Jackinev) >Org 13
(18:46:50) (Jimcloud) Well "expert" grid doesn't necessarily mean it's not for beginners :V
(18:46:51) (Jimcloud) Just.
(18:46:55) (Jackinev) >critical mode
(18:46:59) (Jimcloud) You have to make sure you know what you're doing when you branch out
(18:47:04) (Jimcloud) or you will dearly regret it
(18:47:07) (Jackinev) Easy peasy
(18:47:18) (ShinyDustox) yeah i wanted to avoid that
(18:47:25) (ShinyDustox) didnt want to spoil the experience
(18:47:33) (ShinyDustox) by suddenly having a handicap
(18:47:59) (Jimcloud) of course normal grid doesn't stop you from doing that, it just makes it harder
(18:48:09) (Jimcloud) expert grid has increased grinding opportunities : 3
(18:48:20) (ShinyDustox) how did you get all the ability spheres?
(18:48:20) (Jackinev) Switching to mobile
(18:48:22)      —› quit: (Jackinev) (~Jackinev@Rizon-CB575C83.ip53.fastwebnet.it) (Quit: ChatZilla 0.9.92 [Firefox 40.0.3/20150826023504])
(18:48:27) (Jimcloud) Uhh, let me remember
(18:48:46)      —› join: (Jackinev) (~Jackinev@Rizon-CB575C83.ip53.fastwebnet.it)
(18:49:12) (Jimcloud) Oh yeah
(18:49:24) (Jimcloud) http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Piranha_%28Final_Fantasy_X%29 I grinded these guys at the very beginning for them because I anticipated a dearth
(18:49:36) (KennyMan666) (18:29:24) (SABERinBLUE) And says "not sorry" on the top
(18:49:37) (KennyMan666) So
(18:49:42) (KennyMan666) For a bit of context
(18:50:00) (ShinyDustox) i see
(18:50:09) (Jackinev) Oh hey Kenny
(18:50:21) (KennyMan666) http://kenny.next-era.net/boxcanyon/018.jpg This is the package Saber sent to me
(18:50:48) (Jackinev) XD
(18:50:56) (Jimcloud) ShinyDustox: Mi'ihen Highroad will also have some nice ability sphere opportunities in Dual Horns
(18:51:02) (Jimcloud) pfff
(18:51:03) (KennyMan666) For further context
(18:51:06) (Jackinev) What's inside that package?
(18:51:07) (KennyMan666) This is a story that stars
(18:51:12) (KennyMan666) Goddamn I don't even know how long ago it was
(18:51:15) (ShinyDustox) hm
(18:51:16) (KennyMan666) Okay kids
(18:51:18) (KennyMan666) Gather round
(18:51:22) (Jackinev) Yay!
(18:51:30) (ShinyDustox) ill probably play until Luca before i sleep
(18:51:40) (KennyMan666) It's time for a story from the times when Saber was still a person with friends
(18:51:52) (KennyMan666) I think this even predates Apocalypse Johto
(18:51:57) (Jackinev) That has to be a LOOOOONG time ago
(18:52:00) (KennyMan666) It is
(18:52:01) (KennyMan666) So
(18:52:03) (Jackinev) ;)
(18:52:24) (KennyMan666) Saber was, I think, working at some comic/book shop whatever thing
(18:52:35) (KennyMan666) This shop had some kind of sale, which included Star Wars books
(18:52:36) (KennyMan666) Now
(18:52:52) (KennyMan666) Being absolutely insufferable Star Wars geeks is one of those things that mine and Saber's relationship is based on
(18:53:04) (KennyMan666) Despite this I had not read a lot of Star Wars books
(18:53:18) (Jimcloud) So he sent you homework
(18:53:19) (Jimcloud) :V
(18:53:38) (KennyMan666) So I tossed $20 at Saber through Paypal for him to buy books for me, on his idea
(18:53:47) (KennyMan666) And then he was going to send these to me
(18:53:50) (KennyMan666) The books were bought
(18:53:54) (KennyMan666) The package was not sent
(18:54:06) (Jackinev) O.o
(18:54:10) (Jimcloud) tut tut
(18:54:11) (KennyMan666) A bit later I was in the market for purchasing a capture device for video games
(18:54:16) (KennyMan666) Specifically, a Dazzle
(18:54:20) (KennyMan666) Because I'm a speedrunner
(18:54:36) (KennyMan666) And a Dazzle is a USB device that you feed RCA input and then you record it
(18:54:49) (KennyMan666) So there was this guy selling refurbs on eBay
(18:54:57) (KennyMan666) Problem: He didn't ship to Sweden
(18:54:59) (KennyMan666) So
(18:55:01) (KennyMan666) I hit up Saber
(18:55:11) (KennyMan666) Because he still had things to send me
(18:55:15) (KennyMan666) So the Dazzle is shipped to him
(18:55:21) (KennyMan666) And he puts it in the package
(18:55:27) (KennyMan666) The package was not sent
(18:55:33) (Jackinev) :P
(18:55:48) (KennyMan666) At some point during this, I even toss Saber more money for the shipping
(18:56:07) (KennyMan666) The package was not sent
(18:56:29) (KennyMan666) At this point the package had become a running gag, a legendary artifact, a concept
(18:56:48) (KennyMan666) It was also decided at some point that since Saber had gotten a new DS Flashcart he would send me his old one
(18:57:08) (Jackinev) And the package was not sent?
(18:57:14) (KennyMan666) I believe I might have originally said "give your old one to me lol" or something like that when he said he had gotten a new one
(18:57:24) (KennyMan666) The package was in not sent.
(18:58:03) (Jimcloud) Okay, so I refuse to believe that this package went all Brave Little Toaster to get to Sweden
(18:58:13) (KennyMan666) At this point, even another one of our mutual internet friends (well, also lives in Texas, so Saber had in fact met this guy) was starting to remind him about it
(18:58:17) (KennyMan666) Well basically
(18:58:51) (KennyMan666) Eventually, the package was indeed sent, but it had been kind of a long time inbetween the latest addition to the contents of the package and the actual sending of it
(18:59:05) (KennyMan666) Apocalypse Johto was running at this point
(18:59:14) (KennyMan666) And at some time
(18:59:21) (KennyMan666) I think it was 100 pages or something
(18:59:32) (KennyMan666) I registered on the forum and posted in his thread
(18:59:41) (Jimcloud) Pfff
(18:59:42) (KennyMan666) Mostly being like "This is my pal Saber and he's a cool guy"
(18:59:54) (KennyMan666) "And goddamn you're actually still doing this"
(19:00:11) (KennyMan666) Remember that I had seen his first webcomic project
(19:00:23) (Jackinev) What was that?
(19:00:24) (KennyMan666) It had gotten a few pages, then canceled and restarted
(19:00:31) (KennyMan666) Ad this happened like three times
(19:00:39) (Jimcloud) and then it was finally actually canceled
(19:00:48) (KennyMan666) It was called The Paragon Project and was some science fiction whatever
(19:00:53) (KennyMan666) Yeah it was abandones for real
(19:01:03) (Jimcloud) The reason for Saber's site's weird name :v
(19:01:03) (KennyMan666) So after I make this post where I'm just praising
(19:01:06) (KennyMan666) Praising Saber
(19:01:20) (KennyMan666) He writes to me on IRC and is like "I read your post and I feel like an asshole"
(19:01:28) (Jackinev) XD
(19:01:37) (KennyMan666) So the package arrives
(19:01:39) (KennyMan666) Now
(19:01:46) (KennyMan666) Even before this package was sent
(19:02:10) (KennyMan666) Even around the time when it wasn't "the package", but only "a box of Star Wars books", the idea was born
(19:02:18) (KennyMan666) That he sends me a package and I send him a package
(19:02:42) (KennyMan666) So when I got the package I actually started assembling some items in a box
(19:02:47) (KennyMan666) This became a thing that was like
(19:02:49) (KennyMan666) Lying around for a while
(19:02:55) (Jimcloud) Shockingly
(19:02:58) (KennyMan666) And I was like "maybe I should get done and fox it"
(19:03:00) (KennyMan666) *fix
(19:03:02) (KennyMan666) Er
(19:03:03) (KennyMan666) Ship
(19:03:04) (KennyMan666) The fuck
(19:03:07) (KennyMan666) Anwyay
(19:03:15) (Jackinev) Curse you autocorrect?
(19:03:17) (KennyMan666) There was a specific thing that held it up really
(19:03:20) (KennyMan666) lol no
(19:03:25) (KennyMan666) I don't use autocorrect on anything else
(19:03:26) (KennyMan666) ever
(19:03:33) (KennyMan666) else, what the fuck
(19:03:35) (KennyMan666) I can't type today
(19:03:35) (Jackinev) Lol
(19:03:43) (Jackinev) (Always blame the autocorrect)
(19:03:51) (KennyMan666) So, anyway
(19:04:33) (KennyMan666) The idea was basically an international packagefest in two parts ("Packagefest" being the part where you get the package and open it and take pictures of the stuff and post it on POS and I'll link to my part when this story is done)
(19:04:39) (KennyMan666) Like 3 weeks ago
(19:04:42) (KennyMan666) I go like y'know what
(19:04:46) (KennyMan666) I have money now
(19:05:04) (KennyMan666) Let'f fucking do this
(19:05:07) (KennyMan666) *Let's
(19:05:09) (KennyMan666) So
(19:05:09) (KennyMan666) Well
(19:05:13) (Jimcloud) It was done
(19:05:14) (KennyMan666) I used another box
(19:05:17) (KennyMan666) Gathered things
(19:05:26) (KennyMan666) IT's a mixture of stuff
(19:05:41) (KennyMan666) Half specifically prepared/purchased gifts for Saber
(19:05:47) (KennyMan666) Half things where I think I'm being funny
(19:05:49) (KennyMan666) And half filler
(19:06:00) (KennyMan666) And well
(19:06:02) (KennyMan666) That's about it
(19:06:06) (KennyMan666) The package is now in Saber's hands
(19:06:11) (KennyMan666) Or car, as the case may be
(19:06:13) (Jackinev) How long have you been preparing this package for?
(19:06:17) (KennyMan666) And I'm just awaiting his reactions
(19:06:19) (KennyMan666) Well
(19:06:33) (KennyMan666) The origins was basically around when I got the package from Saber
(19:06:36) (KennyMan666) And that was in May 2012
(19:06:42) (Jackinev) O.o
(19:06:52) (KennyMan666) But most of that time it's just been sitting in my storage room without me doing much
(19:07:00) (Jackinev) We definitely have to see the pictures now Saber
(19:07:11) (GoGoGogoat) we need the pics of kenny's box too
(19:07:13) (KennyMan666) When I decided it was time to Get It Done I took like 1-2 days to get it assembled
(19:07:19) (KennyMan666) http://thedailypos.org/forum/index.php?topic=10782.msg144449#msg144449
(19:09:06) (Jimcloud) Why is there rope in the box
(19:09:17) (KennyMan666) In the end the package I sent to Saber ended up weighing 2.2 kgs
(19:09:29) (KennyMan666) That's a thing I asked myself when I received it
(19:09:34) (KennyMan666) It has still not been answered
(19:10:03) (KennyMan666) But yeah this is the conclusion of something that has been in the making for so, so long
(19:10:14) (KennyMan666) God I don't even remember WHEN Saber got those books for me originally
(19:10:20) (KennyMan666) Hmm
(19:10:25) (Jimcloud) http://kenny.next-era.net/boxcanyon/028.jpg okay the thing on the right is, like, obviously a Gyarados made out of pipe cleaner and... stuff
(19:10:36) (KennyMan666) Let's actually check if my Paypal account has records of that transaction
(19:10:46) (KennyMan666) Yeah person in the thread figured that out too
(19:11:47) (KennyMan666) Apparently my Paypal history only goes back to 2014
(19:11:49) (KennyMan666) BUT WAIT
(19:11:59) (KennyMan666) I should have an e-mail confirmation of the transaction
(19:12:15) (Jackinev) Well, in the meantime, I had enough time to get all my forms to level 5
(19:12:27) (Jackinev) And I can now play Titan Paradox cup
(19:12:52) (Jackinev) >suggested level: 80
(19:13:04) (Jackinev) >on critical mode
(19:13:13) (Jackinev) >I'm level 56
(19:13:19) (Jimcloud) Welp
(19:13:21) (Jackinev) Yeah this is gonna be good
(19:13:51) (Jackinev) Crap
(19:14:15) (Jackinev) Titan cup is the one with the points system health thingy
(19:14:20) (Jackinev) And I HATE it
(19:14:29) (Jackinev) This is gonna be real good
(19:14:35) (Jimcloud) Note to self: be very careful about reading words out of the corner of your eye
(19:14:40) (Jimcloud) or else you might find a Polaris system
(19:14:48) (KennyMan666) Here is a transaction for $22 USD to saberinblue@gmail.com with the subject HEY SABER and the message YOU'RE A FAG
(19:14:51) (KennyMan666) So I assume it's this
(19:14:57) (Jackinev) XD
(19:15:04) (KennyMan666) And this transaction happened in 2008
(19:15:10) (Jackinev) O.o
(19:15:23) (Jackinev) Four years for a freaking box
(19:15:26) (KennyMan666) Remember, I first MET Saber in 2004
(19:15:33) (KennyMan666) Well, internet met
(19:16:05) (KennyMan666) And with my package reaching Saber
(19:16:18) (KennyMan666) This closes up something that was seven years in the making
(19:16:40) (Jackinev) That's the internet man
(19:16:41) (KennyMan666) That's more than half the time I have been friends with Saber
(19:17:10) (Jackinev) Well, I'm gonna try not to die horribly in the first round
(19:17:46) (KennyMan666) Man
(19:17:56) (KennyMan666) The very first time I sent Saber money for something was in 2006
(19:18:47) (KennyMan666) That was part of getting Saber money for a new mouse so he could resume drawing his fully MS Paint comics
(19:18:55) (KennyMan666) A bunch of us from a forum pitched in for that
(19:19:18) (KennyMan666) And just so you don't think that Saber was ever anything but a disappointment, I think we got one more comic out of that
(19:20:01) (KennyMan666) And looking at old Saber e-mails oh my god
(19:20:09) (KennyMan666) "Welcome to Paragon Sigma Forum Forums"
(19:20:18) (Jimcloud) ._.
(19:20:25) (SABERinBLUE) Kenny you sent me a jack chick tract what the fuck
(19:20:29) (KennyMan666) I can't even remember that he had a forum for that once upon a time
(19:20:35) (Jimcloud) what
(19:20:38) (KennyMan666) lol
(19:20:55) (SABERinBLUE) Okay I'm just gonna throw the pictures in here
(19:21:07) (KennyMan666) This one comic shop over here that has since closed up had a bunch of Chick tracts they sold for 3 SEK once upon a time
(19:21:07) (SABERinBLUE) I'll do a real packagefest on pos later
(19:21:38) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/ApdemiAF/IMG_3317.JPG
(19:22:06) (KennyMan666) I noted in the member list today that you never even registered on the new forums
(19:22:24) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/1crbd5CV/IMG_3318.JPG
(19:22:50) (Jimcloud) "Kontant"
(19:23:16) (Jackinev) Well.
(19:23:34) (Jackinev) I'm getting two shotted.
(19:23:38) (Jackinev) In the first round
(19:23:41) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/vjCYCd7B/IMG_3321.JPG
(19:23:48) (Jackinev) Maybe I should grind a little bit :P
(19:23:57) (Jackinev) Aaaand pictures!
(19:23:59) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/p09TpRh5/IMG_3322.JPG
(19:24:26) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/pj8kaq8r/IMG_3323.JPG
(19:24:44) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/aYMX8wio/IMG_3324.JPG
(19:24:55) (Jimcloud) What
(19:24:56) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/HtwlYOil/IMG_3325.JPG
(19:25:14) (SABERinBLUE) Oh the amount of THINGS in here is quite staggering
(19:25:39) (KennyMan666) The Wii condom and the thing inside it are the two things that I after had sent the package was like "Wait why the fuck did I put those there"
(19:25:46) (Jackinev) Those are the most random things I've ever seen
(19:26:14) (KennyMan666) And I had managed to forget I put the wet wipe in there
(19:26:14) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/4lxyblP3/IMG_3326.JPG
(19:26:20) (Jackinev) "Wii condom" :P
(19:26:29) (SABERinBLUE) Not pictured: the way the holo effect makes your mind explode
(19:26:33) (Jackinev) Wow
(19:26:37) (KennyMan666) Well Wiimote condom
(19:26:46) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/Mg6RWURn/IMG_3327.JPG
(19:26:47) (KennyMan666) I've been calling those things "Wiimote condoms" since like day one
(19:26:51) (Jackinev) Total NBA 1996
(19:27:06) (KennyMan666) I had originally just put the holo-picture in the box and then decided "lol let's send the entire thing"
(19:27:29) (Jackinev) Yay Donald!
(19:27:35) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/0Q6oKvyK/IMG_3328.JPG
(19:27:42) (KennyMan666) Fun fact: I included that one because I had somehow managed to buy it twice
(19:27:47) (Jimcloud) IKEA NO
(19:27:58) (Jackinev) Hahahah
(19:28:00) (SABERinBLUE) Oh god kenny I just actually opened the astro boy thing and what the FUUUUUUUUCK
(19:28:07) (KennyMan666) Yyyyeah
(19:28:12) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/eEmr8D1V/IMG_3329.JPG
(19:28:12) (Jimcloud) Um
(19:28:17) (KennyMan666) That's how Astro Boy got refueled in the original manga.
(19:28:18) (Jackinev) Well, now you know how to build a Klippan
(19:28:40) (Jackinev) Err... guitar ninja?
(19:28:45) (KennyMan666) I actually sent you that one because I bought two of those unopened and they turned out to be the same one
(19:28:52) (KennyMan666) Jackinev: Explanations later
(19:29:02) (Jackinev) Oh ok :P
(19:29:24) (Jackinev) And what's the Astro Boy thing?
(19:29:30) (KennyMan666) It's a figurine
(19:29:31) (KennyMan666) Hold on
(19:29:36) (ShinyDustox) ugh
(19:29:40) (ShinyDustox) Seymour
(19:29:50) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/lI36htMy/1443202159.JPG
(19:30:01) (Jimcloud) His Creepiness himself
(19:30:04) (Jackinev) OH GOD
(19:30:10) (Jimcloud) WHAT THE HELL KENNY
(19:30:12) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/fyA0TbXX/IMG_3330.JPG
(19:30:20) (Jackinev) MY EYES
(19:30:22) (KennyMan666) http://plaza.harmonix.ne.jp/~kotani/atom/hipenargy.jpeg
(19:30:22) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/OVZmkjmc/IMG_3331.JPG
(19:30:30) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/S0vJKLeD/IMG_3332.JPG
(19:30:47) (KennyMan666) (the mouse doesn't actually work)
(19:30:48) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/i9JgXfmW/IMG_3333.JPG
(19:31:01) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/y0JfvwLZ/IMG_3334.JPG
(19:31:09) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/drKxW9R0/IMG_3335.JPG
(19:31:14) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/6zOlHpiq/IMG_3336.JPG
(19:31:20) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/UWNcBd9y/IMG_3337.JPG
(19:31:23) (Jackinev) Well, Tutti Frutti look good
(19:31:26) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/bX9A8bbu/IMG_3338.JPG
(19:31:43) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/AjS4k2Zr/IMG_3339.JPG
(19:31:43) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/igmCRuBY/IMG_3340.JPG
(19:31:43) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/JGHf9bsi/IMG_3341.JPG
(19:31:48) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/YRDAVJ0s/IMG_3342.JPG
(19:31:53) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/mez8izOV/IMG_3343.JPG
(19:32:01) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/awMqYhPe/IMG_3344.JPG
(19:32:05) (SABERinBLUE) https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/YdqiKjW1/IMG_3345.JPG
(19:32:08) (SABERinBLUE) And that's it
(19:32:10) (SABERinBLUE) My god
(19:32:23) (Jimcloud) WHHHAT THE HELL
(19:32:24) (Jackinev) AAAAH PICTURED OVERLOAD
(19:32:48) (KennyMan666) I do note
(19:32:52) (KennyMan666) From your pictures
(19:33:00) (KennyMan666) That there is...
(19:33:02) (Jackinev) Well, you've got a My Little Pony game now
(19:33:05) (KennyMan666) Yeah, there it was.
(19:33:08) (Jackinev) Totally worth it
(19:33:13) (Jackinev) ?
(19:33:15) (KennyMan666) That's not actually a game,
(19:33:25) (KennyMan666) It's a disc with the episode Lesson Zero
(19:33:37) (Jackinev) Good enough
(19:33:53) (Jackinev) And what's up with the Magic deck?
(19:34:14) (SABERinBLUE) OH MY GOD
(19:34:18) (Jackinev) (Yu-gi-oh best card game ever)
(19:34:50) (SABERinBLUE) it's equal parts magic cards in various languages, mlp tcg cards, pokemon cards, cards for shit I've never heard of, and all of Kenny's old student IDS
(19:35:06) (Jackinev) XD
(19:35:29) (Jackinev) IS THERE A CHARIZARD?
(19:36:20) (KennyMan666) Yeah that's not even nearly all my old student IDs but
(19:36:26) (KennyMan666) And one of those is actually a gym card
(19:36:26) (SABERinBLUE) There is a zapdos a mewtwo and a Swedish roggenrola
(19:36:33) (KennyMan666) It's German actually
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(19:38:03) (SABERinBLUE) What even is this thing in the wii condom
(19:38:17) (KennyMan666) NES 52-pin connector
(19:38:29) (KennyMan666) (broken)
(19:38:37) (SABERinBLUE) What the thing that cartridges go into?
(19:38:38) (KennyMan666) I've replaced the one in my NES like twice
(19:38:39) (KennyMan666) Yeah
(19:38:41) (Jackinev) Err... cool?
(19:38:51) (KennyMan666) I honestly don't know why I included that.
(19:39:34) (SABERinBLUE) Later I'll assemble a group picture of this monstrosity
(19:42:17) (SABERinBLUE) Will any of this candy kill me
(19:42:42) (Jackinev) Probs
(19:42:57) (Jackinev) Tutti Frutti has an italian name though, so go for it
(19:43:40) (Jackinev) ;)
(19:44:30) (SABERinBLUE) Oh god what the fuck is this tyrksh peber
(19:46:07) (SABERinBLUE) It tastes like The sin of mankind <-- in the original log Saber had put a bunch of umlauts and shit on "The sin of mankind" but it was just gibberish in the text file
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(19:47:33) (DaKinkles) WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT SHIT
(19:47:48) (SABERinBLUE) Kenny you have poisoned us
(19:48:07) (Jackinev) Hahaha
(19:48:19) (DaKinkles) it's like, "hey guys, you know what would taste great together? Pepto bismol and litterbox!"
(19:48:25) (Jackinev) Told ya Tutti Frutti was better
(19:48:33) (DaKinkles) "O ja ja let's package it!"
(19:48:51) (SABERinBLUE) This tutti frutti is choice though
(19:51:32) (SABERinBLUE) It's like
(19:51:57) (SABERinBLUE) They all taste like fruit but also bubble gum
(19:54:19) (Jackinev) Not bad
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(20:33:34) (KennyMan666) Well that was enjoyable to witness
(20:33:51) (KennyMan666) Viol is like my favourite candy ever btw
(20:34:27) (Jackinev) Never heard of it
(20:34:57) (KennyMan666) Yeah I'm assuming it's not A Thing in many other places
(20:35:48) (KennyMan666) But yeah it's viola flavoured candy
(20:36:30) (KennyMan666) Also that was the kind of reaction I was hoping for with the Turiksh Pepper
(20:36:32) (KennyMan666) Turkish
(20:37:51) (KennyMan666) I laughed very much
(20:38:47) (Jackinev) Well, time to cook dinner?
(20:38:52) (Jackinev) What do we have today?
(20:38:56) (Jackinev) Frozen pizza?
(20:39:14) (KennyMan666) The raw flesh of a bear that you killed with your bare hands
(20:39:18) (Jackinev) Perfect!
(20:39:18) (KennyMan666) Or vice versa
(20:39:29) (Jackinev) Probably vice versa
(20:41:01) (KennyMan666) Saber also didn't show that the box I used for all this crap was originally a box for a smoothie blender
(20:41:21) (SABERinBLUE) Oh I did mean to show that
(20:41:24) (Jackinev) XD
(20:43:37) (KennyMan666) So the Sanji keychain I actually bought from Play-Asia specifically to send to you. Well, rather, when I buy things on Play-Asia I usually pick up some little figurine or such as well so when I bought something at some point, whatever it was, I also found that while browsing for stuff
(20:44:30) (ShinyDustox) jimcloud i hate this fucking blitzball game!
(20:44:39) (Jimcloud) Ahahaha
(20:44:49) (Jimcloud) You got Tidus the Jecht shot, right?
(20:44:53) (ShinyDustox) YES
(20:44:59) (ShinyDustox) but urgh
(20:45:03) (ShinyDustox) RNG gods are fucking with me
(20:45:09) (Jimcloud) Basically, get a goal or two, then keep the ball forever after that
(20:45:16) (Jimcloud) Wakka's shot is pretty good too IIRC
(20:45:26) (ShinyDustox) uhurhjsklfjklsjdlf
(20:54:53) (Jimcloud) ShinyDustox: Put it this way, at least you don't have to face the frigging Psyches
(20:55:55) (Jimcloud) (I mean you do, but. Not like that.)
(21:18:00) (Jimcloud) "From its base on the floor of the Pacific Ocean to its summit, Mauna Loa is over 9 kilometers (6 miles) high, exceeding the elevation of Mount Everest." No one is impressed, Mauna Loa, no matter how often you say that.
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(21:21:01) (ShinyDustox) jimcloud i had 2 overtimes before i lost
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(21:23:09) (KennyMan666) Oh dear
(21:23:25) (KennyMan666) Saber, Kink and Jim stuck together on one side of a netsplit
(21:23:30) (ShinyDustox) darn
(21:23:50) (KennyMan666) Which, incidentally, is the plot of my latest Saber fanfic
(21:24:19) (ShinyDustox) sounds like something can happen
(21:24:21) (ShinyDustox) wink
(21:24:37) (KennyMan666) <SABERinBLUE> I still think girls are hot but I think guys are hot in a different and deeper way
(21:24:52) (ShinyDustox) you have all those at the ready, don't you?
(21:24:55) (ShinyDustox) XD
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(21:25:39) (KennyMan666) Oh yes
(21:25:42) (ShinyDustox) oh there you three are
(21:25:42) (ShinyDustox) how was the netsplit?
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(21:25:53) (Jimcloud) Hooray
(21:26:02) (Jimcloud) The netsplit was. A thing.
(21:26:06) (ShinyDustox) also jim guess what
(21:26:09) (ShinyDustox) i lasted 2 overtimes
(21:26:12) (ShinyDustox) and fucking lost
(21:26:15) (Jimcloud) ._.;
(21:26:17) (KennyMan666) Can't have been easy being stuck with only Saber and Kink
(21:26:26) (KennyMan666) Can I call her Kink for short
(21:26:37) (KennyMan666) It seems somehow fitting

Yo Check This Out / Re: Draw Every Pokémon: Planning Thread
« on: July 16, 2017, 05:01:41 PM »
Claiming Woobat, Dwebble, and Alomomola.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day: Class of 2017
« on: June 30, 2017, 08:06:55 AM »
Friday 2017-06-30 - Dark Souls

Format: Xbox 360, also available on PS3 and PC
What it is: Like I need to tell you. It's Dark Souls, the Dark Souls of Dark Souls. Supposedly one of the more hardcore games in recent years.
Release date: 2011-09-22 initially.
Owned since: 2013-12-02
Status: The usual - bought on a sale, never played.
Available: On disc and digitally.
Verdict: Playing the exact same section over and over for an hour or so without making any progress whatsoever is not what I find fun when I play video games. People said this was a hard game, I didn't think they meant I Wanna Be The Guy levels of bullshit. I ended up beating the first boss after the tutorial section (Taurus Demon) and then there was no save point afterwards, and while the boss stayed dead after reloading, the section after was just retarded and would randomly kill me for no reason. Enemies reviving after saving and healing made it feel like I wasn't making any progress at all, and more than anything, trying to make progress in this game just feels like a chore. It's not fun. Someone on IRC said I should look up a guide, but if I have to look up a guide to make any meaningful progress in a game I don't even find fun to play, why the fuck am I even playing it? I get it, you can't play Dark Souls like other games. But that doesn't mean I have to like it, and I don't like it for much the same reasons I don't like IWBTG and its ilk - it's just bullshit trial and error punishment gaming where one small mistake means you're dead and have to replay the same section, over and over and fucking over. I have several other games to play that I've started that I actually do find fun, so I'm pretty sure I'm 100% done with this game. I should've just kept playing Darksiders II instead.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day: Class of 2017
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:32:17 AM »
Thursday 2017-06-29 - The Swapper

Format: Wii U (but is on a whole bunch of formats)
What it is: I don't really know! Puzzle-platform-something. You can clone yourself or something?
Release date: 2013-05-13 originally, later for other formats. 2014-11-06 for Wii U.
Owned since: 2016-07-16, probably.
Status: Bought on a sale, never played.
Available: Digitally.
Verdict: Well, I beat it! It wasn't that long. Beat it in one full battery charge of the Wii U controller, but it did give me the battery light at the end. So... pretty okay game, but everything about it just screams "indie game". Not necessarily a bad thing, but hey. A little Metroidvania-ish, but given that you only have one thing and never get anything more, just different obstacles introduced in the puzzles, I hesitate to call it that, though there is some free exploration. Kinda dark game, both in the visual and the philosophical sense. Two puzzles I had to look up, admittedly. Dumbest thing about it was at the end - you were given a choice of two endings, and once you had seen one... you could not go back to a previous checkpoint to get the other, since hitting Continue just played the credits again. So they wanted you to replay the whole game for a different short ending. Screw that, I just looked at the other ending on Youtube instead. So there's that. Was worth the like $1 I paid for it, but if you're going to play it, I would probably recommend checking out the PC version first, keyboard + mouse controls are probably preferable to the sticks.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day: Class of 2017
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:44:01 AM »
Wednesday 2017-06-28 - Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Format: PS2 (also on Xbox)
What it is: The second 3D Castlevania game in its generation, after Lament of Innocence. Storywise, it's a sequel to Dracula's Curse. A 3D Metroidvania, and like a bunch of the 2D ones, the player character isn't a whip user, so you find a variety of different weapons.
Release date: 2005-11-01 (and later for various regions and formats)
Owned since: No fucken idea, my copy is a burned one and I don't know when I downloaded it.
Status: Played it for 2 hours many years ago, I remember dying after not having saved for a while and then not returning to it. Gonna start over anyway.
Available: On disc. Check the used market. Or be a pirate.
Verdict: Made it further than last time, at any rate! Though I played less than I had hoped since I needed to go do some big grocery shopping today. So it goes. Anyway, it's a perfectly valid Castlevania game but definitely has some issues. There's a bit more loading screens than comfortable, and the camera is... not great. Also, while I can appreciate stealing things off of enemies, every time you do that, it stops the action and pops up a message saying what you stole for like 3-4 seconds, which got old very fast. I'm definitely going to try to actually beat this, but there's some other games that'll have higher priority for now.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day: Class of 2017
« on: June 27, 2017, 05:55:50 AM »
Tuesday 2017-06-27 - Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

Format: PC (also available on X1 and PS4)
What it is: Actually the fourth game in the Momodora series. A Metroidvania, and that's about all I know.
Release date: 2016-03-04
Owned since: 2017-02-26
Status: Bought on sale on GOG, never played. Did play the first three Momodora games between buying this and now, though. They were of varying quality and 2 was the best one, imo.
Available: Only digitally. DRM-free on GOG, also on Humble Store but only Steam version there.
Verdict: Well, some mixed feelings. So I'm playing on Hard, but it was still a bit too bullshit in parts - practically everything is a two-hit kill is not a one-hit kill, and in the first area, several enemies could cause poison - and poison damage actually kills you in this game rather than just leaving you at like 1 HP. Good thing it turns out the bow is actually really fucking overpowered - infinitely spammable and fast, too. Defeated a boss solely by crouching and spamming bow without moving once in the whole fight. Metroidvania, and pretty open, I've had several options of where to go at times and areas can seemingly be done in various order, so that's nice. Didn't get as much played as yesterday, but I knew I wouldn't, since I would be away for a while. I'll finish this too, eventually. Minus for the control setup, though - there's native controller support, and there is a control config, but the config is only for keyboard controls, so I had to go with keyboard controls and Joy2Key to actually get the controller setup I wanted. So there you go.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / Re: A game a day: Class of 2017
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:54:20 AM »
Monday 2017-06-26 - Darksiders II

Format: Xbox 360 (also available on PS3, PS4, Wii U, X1 and PC)
What it is: Sequel to (though storywise it takes place at the same time as) the first Darksiders, which I played last year. The series revolves around the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and in the first game you played War, this time around you take control of his brother Death (and in the upcoming Darksiders 3, you play as their sister Fury so logically Strife will be the player character in the fourth game, if there ever is a fourth game). The first game was a Zelda-like, this one is supposedly more like a MMORPG without being multiplayer and online.
Release date: 2012-08-14
Owned since: October 2014
Status: Unplayed, got it for free through Games with Gold.
Available: On disc and digitally. DRM-free on GOG.
Verdict: Getting Diablo III flashbacks, and not necessarily in the good way. The weapon upgrading system from the first game is gone and replaced by a loot system that's pretty much right out of Diablo and the like. Lots of drops, most of it bad! Gameplay is otherwise fairly similar to the first game, there's dungeons like in Zelda, but there's no dungeon items this time around. So that's a pretty big difference and one of the consequences is that it feels a lot more samey than the first one. Still, it's pretty fun to play, combat is fun, and Death is a lot more nimble than his younger brother. I'll keep playing this and at some point I'll probably go nuts and buy the DLC, too. Maybe.

Can I Get a Gamer "Hell Yeah"? / A game a day: Class of 2017
« on: June 26, 2017, 06:53:06 AM »
And here we go again! No way I'm not doing this. Starting earlier this year.

Somehow I've actually played a bunch of new stuff this year, though - but summer, traditionally, means even more gaming. So let's keep doing that.

I had some sort of vague plan that Breath of the Wild was going to be my main summer game. But I want the Switch version, since I know I want a Switch anyway. And I really don't have the money for that. I won't have the money for that until I get a job. So.

Instead of that, for now, let's dive back into the backlog!

Format's going to be the same as previous years, 'cause why change a winning formula? Each day, I will pick one game. I will play that game a bunch. I will post about the game before I start playing and add my thoughts on it at the end of the day.

New games will be played Monday-Friday, and the weekend is for going back to resume playing stuff I didn't beat, or play some other things.

It'll be split up this year, for a number of reasons. Next week I'm probably going to my parent's place, plus SGDQ starts on Sunday. Then there's ESA (where I'll be running two games) and a convention. So I'm going to do one week now, and then probably one week in August.

So let's roll.

2017-06-26 - Darksiders II
2017-06-27 - Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
2017-06-28 - Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
2017-06-29 - The Swapper (completed 2017-06-29)
2017-06-30 - Dark Souls

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