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Days: 31.0
Mean Score: 5.95
  • Total Entries175
  • Rewatched10
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Nov 7, 6:01 PM
Watching 2/6 · Scored -
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Oct 27, 4:27 AM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 10
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Oct 27, 2:11 AM
Completed 26/26 · Scored 10
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Days: 1.3
Mean Score: 6.00
  • Total Entries20
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Violence Jack
Violence Jack
Nov 8, 6:11 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Devilman
Devilman
Nov 8, 6:11 AM
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Blame!
Blame!
Feb 2, 10:36 PM
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literaturenerd 7 hours ago
Have you played all 5 Suikoden games?! I guess I could just get an emulator and play Suikoden 2 on my computer. Drakengard isn't actually my favorite. I've gotten all the endings, but none of them are satisfying. It's just super repetitive gameplay plus Square Enix trying to be as grimdark and edgy as they possibly can. I'm a sucker for dragons and I value my copies of Drakan the Ancients' Gates and fucking Lair than my copy of Drakangard. Even though Gates has the worst speaking animation I've ever seen in a game and Lair is marred by some truly broken controls.

All 4 of the great classics are hard. I read Romance of the 3 Kingdoms, but my translation was incredibly dry. It's written less like a novel and more like the old Testament. "Shu hi begat Guang Chi who fell Fei Long Hurr at the battle of Kwai-koo and then died!" That's what nearly every sentence looks like. There are over 500 characters and only a couple actually matter. There's Lu Bu, Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and a few others.

I'll have to look into Breath of Fire. I have no familiarity with that whole franchise!

PS2 RPGS worth checking out include: Xenosaga 1-3, Suikoden 3-5, Odin Sphere, Disgaea 1, Shadow Hearts 1-3, Dragon Quest 8, Kingdom Hearts 1-2, Rogue Galaxy, Star Ocean 3, Magna Carta: Tears of Blood

Maybe tier: Eternal Poison, Radiata Stories, Valkyrie Profile 2. These are solid, good games, but not as high priority.

PS: Magna Carta has a HORRIBLE English dub, but it's worth checking out as the only console game ever created by South Korea that sold decently overseas. If you want to diversify your game collection, you have Metro for Russia, Stalker for Ukraine, Witcher for Poland, and Magna Carta for Korea!
weeabootakbankai Yesterday, 6:35 PM
Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh! was the jam back then. During the early 2000s, all I see from kid was them playing pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! card game with their friend.
literaturenerd Yesterday, 2:37 PM
One of the oddest parts of MGS4 as I alluded to before was Ocelot's motives. My friend who played it more recently said he was manipulating Snake all along to destroy the Patriots and planned his own death. He never wanted to control the Patriots, just trick Snake into thinking he did. However, Snake, Otacon, and Sunny already had motivation to destroy the Patriots without Ocelot pushing them.
literaturenerd Yesterday, 11:19 AM
I've played Nights into Dreams at a friend's house. I've also played the Sonic Adventure games, but not beaten them. I've never played Shenmue, although I've played its spiritual successor Yakuza.

FF5 sounds fun. I only played a few hours into it when I got distracted by another game and it somehow got backlogged. I'll go back to it. I own and have beaten Suikoden 3, 4, and 5, but I've never played Suikoden 2. I know that's the one that gets on all the great game lists, but it's SO damn expensive and I prefer to collect physical copies because I'm weird. I've never played Breath of Fire. Never heard a lot about it oddly enough. I've heard a lot of good things about Legend of Legaia though.

Agreed on MGS's tonal issues. That's kind of an issue in Kojima games. Even the most serious game, MGS2, offers the ability to make a call from the women's toilet and get yelled at for being a pervert. From a gameplay perspective MGS5 is pretty damn solid! It's also a very nice looking game.

Glad you enjoyed my reviews! I'll have to check out some of your reviews. I'm always looking to improve and learn different things from different people.
literaturenerd Nov 12, 10:36 AM
I'm not sure about Shining Force. I know Phantasy Star was popular in Japan. In America, the people who got the Genesis were like my dad. They wanted sports games , not JRPGs. Phantasy Star couldn't save on the cartridge. Instead it had a super long password system that would tell the game which area you were on, equipment, and character levels. I believe that's how Shining worked too, but I could be wrong.

After the Genesis I grew up with the PS1-4 and became a JRPG addict. I own and have beaten Xenogears and Xenosaga 1-3. The FF I own and have beaten besides 6 are 7, 8, 9, 10, 10-2, 12,13, 15, and Dirge of Cerberus. I also own 5 but haven't beaten it yet. I sold back my copy of 13-2 because I hate that game. Fuck 13-2. The original 13 was fine, it didn't need sequels.

The Beauty in the Beat Corp are pretty melodramatic and a pointless rehash of previous bosses because it was supposed to be the final game. However, most of 4s writing is.. ok. Ocelot faking possession to fool the Patriot computers was pretty silly. Vamp's magic powers being hand waved as nanomachines was dumb. Ocelot's motivation could have been more clear. He wanted to use his hacked super computer GW to control the Patriots and rule the world. I guess that makes sense that in the end he's just working for himself since he's a reverse quadruple agent in every fucking game. If you want bad writing and plot holes, MGS5 is the worst written of the Kojima games. Obviously we aren't counting Survive. That game never happened.

BTW, I wrote a new review for Run with the Wind!
weeabootakbankai Nov 12, 8:18 AM
My go-to system device was a nintendo DS. That was my childhood.
For Kirby, his move( imo) is overpowered
literaturenerd Nov 11, 7:43 PM
BTW, do you live in Quebec? You mentioned you could speak French. I speak a tiny bit of Spanish, but my language skills are pretty embarrassing! I have MAL friends that speak 5 languages and make me feel deeply ashamed.
literaturenerd Nov 11, 7:37 PM
On the SNES classic I've beaten DK Country, Super Metroid, and FF6. I managed to beat the first half of Super Ghosts and Ghouls through save spamming, but I don't want to play the whole game over again! I also have played some Contra 3 and Castlevania 4, but haven't beaten either so far.

To be honest, you didn't miss much on the Genesis. The fact Sega cartridges couldn't save meant they couldn't tell 20-60 hour stories like FF6 or Link to the Past or even Super Metroid. The entire library was platformers, fighting games, and mostly shitty sports games. The best single game on the Genesis is Rocket Knight Adventures. Followed by 4 sonic games and Star Control, which was actually an Amiga port. Sega's hilarious victory over SNES in the United States is the subject of a 600 page epic called Console Wars. It was victory achieved through utter lies about the Genesis's capabilities like "blast processing", anti Japanese sentiment from the early 90s, and basically having a better propaganda machine. Since other gaming mags were angry Nintendo Power got exclusive copies, they shit on SNES games and overhyped primitive sports games on Genesis. Nintendo also threatened to stop selling to Wal-Mart if they sold Sega, so Wal-Mart said "fuck you" to Nintendo and exclusively sold Sega.

Kojima is kind of mixed as a writer. He takes the bones of a Tom Clancy plot, then adds anime weirdness, loveable characters, and occasionally a couple thought provoking themes. After MGS 1-3 I would have said he's near genius, but he's prone to absurd retcons, stupid explanations, and other little issues that plague his writing. I still love him and those games! I'm a little weary about Death Stranding. Might wait for a price drop.

I take more of a middle ground on authorial voice. Although that's a tad hypocritical considering my boy Fyodor Dostoevsky is VERY clear with his views. It isn't a Dostoevsky novel without a random Pan-Slavic diatribe and Russian Messianism.
weeabootakbankai Nov 11, 7:28 PM
My main is Kirby(*insert OPness*).

When I got the Nintendo Switch during black friday, I was planning to buy Doom(2016) or Skyrim. During that time, BOTW and Mario was not under my radar.
literaturenerd Nov 10, 12:04 PM
I've heard mixed things about Death Stranding , but I normally love Kojima. I own and have beaten MGS 1-5, Peace Walker, Ground Zeroes, and Rising. Yeah, I'm kind of a fanboy. Some good starter games for PS4 are Witcher 3, Bloodborne, Sekiro, Dark Souls 3, Valkyria 4, and Yakuza Zero.

I'm currently playing through the SNES classic and going old school. I'm at the very end of Link to the Past, which I never experienced because I was a Sega kid.
weeabootakbankai Nov 10, 11:53 AM
I did bought the latest installment in the Smash franchise. The gameplay is smooth and ton of character to the roster.

The game that I have on Nintendo Switch is Xenoblade chronicle 2 and Smash Ultimate(Both physical copy). For digital, Mario Kart 8+Paladin+Fortnite(I know, overrated garbage).
literaturenerd Nov 10, 11:37 AM
Agreed with Catcher. I was around 22 and just reading it on my own and didn't really connect too well.

Hugo does go too far in asserting his author voice I think. Chekhov is the polar opposite and strongly wrote about how the hand of the author must be invisible and must always be neutral. The author asks questions but must never answer them.

In one extreme, you can wind up with masturbatory, flowery prose that intentionally doesn't say anything because the author doesn't want to share themselves and their ideas with the reader.

Then there's Hugo, who spent 100 pages in Les Mis informing the reader of why democracy is strictly better than monarchy. Fuck exploring the pros and cons of each system, the answer is simply democracy and now you get to listen for 6 hours while I lecture the reader as if he or she were a small child. I read the Barnes and Noble edition of Les Mis, which actually cut out 200 pages from the original and is still 1200 pages. The cut parts described the Paris sewer system and the evolution of street slang and thieves Argot.
weeabootakbankai Nov 10, 11:32 AM
The gaming system that I own right now is the Nintendo Switch. Right now, I'm not playing any game.
I'm that type of person who watch other play on Youtube XD.
weeabootakbankai Nov 10, 11:02 AM
Both the movie and the graphic novel push the character to their limit(Ex: moral). Idk how the TV shows will portray it or handle it. The handling of the alternative timeline in the movie is very fascinating. The intro for the movie have the best visual presentation:(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h24D87SqaLQ&t=213s

I prefer the 80s over the modern setting.
literaturenerd Nov 9, 11:22 PM
85 percent affinity on Goodreads! The next book I want to start in a couple days is Hunchback of Notre Dame. The only thing I've read by Hugo so far is Les Misérables. What book do you plan on reading next?