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by Sonic#
Sun May 12, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 306055

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I'm over halfway through Xenogears. This is a replay of a game I haven't touched much in 15 years. I've forgotten enough that I don't remember most of the plot details, but remember enough that I can see most of the foreshadowing. The combat is a lot easier than I remember it. I have also started th...
by Sonic#
Thu May 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: So I have a baby
Replies: 15
Views: 6541

Re: So I have a baby

Nice try. He's resisting going to bed right now.
by Sonic#
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Ideal April Fool's...
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Ideal April Fool's...

First, negativity and stress turn me off of any April Fool's joke, whether it is direct (causing someone to stress out because something's missing) or indirect (causing someone else to have sympathy for another because of their misfortune). On a related note, I don't like anything that would solicit...
by Sonic#
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG
Replies: 18
Views: 4440

Re: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG

^ I think that's a fair reading overall. I don't think orientation is coded by styles, tics, behaviors, and so on, but I do think that character designs sometimes reflect the perspectives of designers who at least subliminally believe that and bring that to bear in their art. A more overt but also c...
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: The Goddess Althena is Cancelled!
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: The Goddess Althena is Cancelled!

^ Would you say that Althena's periodic reincarnations were a way to go on a sabbatical, or possible temporary breaks from a job she could do but wanted to go beyond?
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG
Replies: 18
Views: 4440

Re: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG

One thing that struck me in this thread is the way that Ghaleon is possibly designed with homosexual stereotypes in mind. Alunissage cites this dialogue: I GUESS NOW HE'S 'OUT OF THE CLOSET' WORLDWIDE. This may be Working Designs camping up the dialogue, but it feels odd to use the idiom of "co...
by Sonic#
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Pentagulia's destruction
Replies: 18
Views: 5568

Re: Pentagulia's destruction

A parallel: there's a moment in a novel I won't name when a reckless politician, on a passenger train whose engine has broken down, urges that they be switched to an old coal engine instead of waiting for another diesel engine. He eventually harangues the operator into doing so, even though the olde...
by Sonic#
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 306055

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I'm replaying Phantasy Star IV on the Genesis Classics collection for the Switch. The game still holds up for me. The initial scenes with the school principal are a study in doing a lot of character development with little dialogue, and each interparty dialogue since has been thoroughly entertaining...
by Sonic#
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Besides spending much of the day keeping baby!Sonic entertained, I played Azul (an excellent board game) with family, played some Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mario Party, and I played with blocks.
by Sonic#
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Playstation Classic Edition!
Replies: 11
Views: 3768

Re: Playstation Classic Edition!

The only two games on there that I (a) might play and (b) don't have are Wild Arms and Persona, so it's a no go for me. If I ever want to relive my Cool Boarders 2 days, I can hook up my PS2 like anyone else.

(Having Arc convenient and ready to play might have done it for me.)
by Sonic#
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Song of the moment
Replies: 405
Views: 136630

Re: Song of the moment

The intro music to Halt and Catch Fire, because I've been watching the show and the intro is that good to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD_kCKiSkoI

Also the alternative theme used in a few episodes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXkR3mVIpAY
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Ghaleon Cosplay
Replies: 46
Views: 29951

Re: Ghaleon Cosplay

What does Ghaleon tennis trash talk sound like?

"It looks like the ball is in my court, dear Quark."
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 306055

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I'm playing Dragon Quest XI. I love it so far. It feels as fresh and exciting as DQ8 did, and it's tapping into my inveterate capacity for roaming cities looking for pots to break. Also, while it's early in the story, I'm intrigued by what direction it's going in. I have a few guesses.
by Sonic#
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 306055

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I've bounced hard off of Octopath Traveler. I'm at ~25 hours and don't have interest in playing further at the moment.

I'm waiting for Shenmue I and II to come out. I'll play those games (as I have time) until Dragon Quest XI is released in the US.
by Sonic#
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Song of the moment
Replies: 405
Views: 136630

Re: Song of the moment

Rivers in the Desert, Persona 5.

"A river in a dry land
The last ace in a lost hand
A heartbeat for a tin man
Oasis in a singed land"

by Sonic#
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time no post!
Replies: 9
Views: 4741

Re: Long time no post!

Wait who has surprise baby?
by Sonic#
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time no post!
Replies: 9
Views: 4741

Re: Long time no post!

Welcome back! Alunissage wrapped up my update in half a sentence.
by Sonic#
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 998
Views: 306055

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I figured out I could do New Game+ of Persona 5 with one hand while carrying a sleeping baby, so that.
by Sonic#
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Lunar: Silver Star Story (Complete)
Topic: Blind witches
Replies: 8
Views: 8420

Re: Blind witches

Those examples are both about in-game graphics, this is a detail in an FMV (in the actual animation, not playback/encoding). Performance would not be affected.


"Design or performance." To clarify, I agree with Shiva Indis's explanation that this is a design choice.
by Sonic#
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: What is Canon?
Replies: 16
Views: 5823

Re: What is Canon?

I would say any published game (yes, including Dragon Song) definitely qualifies as canon unless one of the developers says otherwise. (Kei Shigema's explanation as paraphrased by Imperial Knight gets at this.) In addition, I would say that the manga and novels may also qualify as canon, as they tel...

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