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#571 LostRoad

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

I'll talk about it, but I don't think you're going to like it.

I actually just finished it two days ago. Played it after hearing people rave about it for a year, since it came out on PC. I have to say I was very underwhelmed and disappointed. Let me first say that it is in no way a bad game. It's just easily one of the most overrated I've ever played. My main problem being that I didn't give two shits about any of the characters. The game could have ended with them all dying in a ditch somewhere and I wouldn't have blinked an eye. I don't know if that's because I haven't played the first game or not, but I was assured by everyone I could go into this fresh so that's not an excuse. This trickles down to every other aspect. Since I cared for no one, none of the choices mattered to me. What does it matter if I go with Roche or Iorveth? They're both boring, unlikeable people who's politics matter not to me.

Maybe it was all the hype, I don't know. Either way, I'll probably play through it one more time to see the other side of the major choice at the end of act 1 and be done with the game for good.


Playing the first one won't change a thing. It is just as overrated as the second. Both are okay, but like you I don't see why they get so much hype.
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#572 panzerfaust

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

I felt the world was very well imagined in the first Witcher, and the dialogue seemed less straight forward to what I was used to. It was a wonky game in places, but meh. If the 2nd one polished things up, I'd assume it's that much better.

I haven't really interacted with the hype train, didn't know there was a very vocal one. It's a European developer, and they don't do evil DRM -- so maybe everyone just gives their games too much credit as a result.

Certainly not as nauseating as the "Buy Valkyria Chronicles" campaign, though.

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#573 j-cart

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Witcher 1 was just missing something. Witcher 2 somehow found what was missing and put it into thise great setting. Iorveth is just too awesome of a character to me. If anything I want a spin off where I can play as Iorveth. Rosche was pretty badass in the prologue, but to the Witcher, humans can just Fuck off :) . I can understand not getting into a story, it happens (look at FF13, majority hated it, but there are those that love it).

Witcher 2's fantasy world is exactly what I have been yearning for. Currently at chapter 2 and it has been engaging. It certainly is not a game that people are use to, which I believe will throw a lot of people off.

#574 kainzero

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

i played the first chapter of witcher 1 because it came with my graphics card, but i didn't like it at all.




this weekend i started on FE: shadow dragon and FE4. man shadow dragon is so ugly. what happened to the neat sprite work?

i also hate it when someone dies and i have to reset =(
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#575 The Crotch

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

But that's the best part of Fire Emblem.

Also, is "wings coming out of their head" a common anime thing, or is it more-or-less Xenoblade specific? Like, I know Darkstalkers did it, but these are some big motherfucking wings.

'Cause that shit don't look comfotable.

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#576 Indignate

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:16 AM

i also hate it when someone dies and i have to reset =(


Roll with it man.

Also, is "wings coming out of their head" a common anime thing, or is it more-or-less Xenoblade specific? Like, I know Darkstalkers did it, but these are some big motherfucking wings.

'Cause that shit don't look comfotable.


Things coming out of other things is a common anime thing.

#577 The Crotch

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:25 AM

No but seriously, why is this even a thing?

I did a google search for "head wings", but most everything just links me to the song "A Head With Wings" by Morphine.

But one of the related searches is "head wings rule 34", so I guess it is indeed an anime thing.

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#578 Indignate

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:28 AM

Roll with it man.

#579 The Crotch

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:30 AM

I DO NOT SEE THE EVOLUTIONARY ADVANTAGE TO HEAD-WINGS.penis

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#580 Indignate

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:35 AM

You don't even have back-wings, so how would you?

#581 The Crotch

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:46 AM

I don't think back-wings would be much good on a regular human frame, either. Maybe you could, like, glide slighty. But you're still way too heavy for those wings and your muscles aren't meant for that shit.

But trying to head-fly would just, like... break your neck or something.

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#582 panzerfaust

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:53 AM

the wings are magical, physics don't apply.

fantasy 101

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#583 The Crotch

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:01 AM

But they don't even fly with them.

Dudes walkin' around with big-ass head wings not flying and shit. All these escalators and aircraft everywhere. Whole bunch of not-flying going on.

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#584 Indignate

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:24 AM

Maybe they're just for aesthetics.

Or to display when they're in heat.

#585 The Crotch

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:31 AM

I shall accept this answer.

And keep an eye on Melia's head-wings.

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#586 willardhaven

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:27 AM

I DO NOT SEE THE EVOLUTIONARY ADVANTAGE TO HEAD-WINGS.penis


Haha are you channeling Morbo?

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#587 TheLongshot

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:42 AM

What I primarily think of when talking about wings on the head:

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#588 Indignate

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:45 AM

I don't know what's bugging Crotch.

That design makes total sense.

#589 R. Kasahara

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:17 AM

What I primarily think of when talking about wings on the head:

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I think of Siren from FF8:

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#590 TheLongshot

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:19 AM

Then there is Maester Seymour from FFX

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I always wondered, what the Fuck is up with his hair?
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#591 panzerfaust

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:19 AM

wow headwings what a phenomenon

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#592 Indignate

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:55 AM

I always wondered, what the Fuck is up with his hair?



He's evil. That's what's up with it.

#593 creid

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

I DO NOT SEE THE EVOLUTIONARY ADVANTAGE TO HEAD-WINGS.penis

About as useful as an appendix, amirite?

#594 panzerfaust

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:24 PM

protheans are so lame, no wonder they lost

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#595 kainzero

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

But they don't even fly with them.

Dudes walkin' around with big-ass head wings not flying and shit. All these escalators and aircraft everywhere. Whole bunch of not-flying going on.

you mean like chickens and flamingos?
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#596 GhostShark

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

Captain America started the whole "wings on a head" trend.
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#597 TheLongshot

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:54 PM

Captain America started the whole "wings on a head" trend.


Not quite:

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#598 The Crotch

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

About as useful as an appendix, amirite?

The appendix would be useful if we were herbivores.

And even with our present diet, there's some debate as to whether or not it is actually useless, anyway. Might be important to the immune system.

you mean like chickens and flamingos?

Panzer hypothesized that the wings are used for magic flight, but that is (so far - maybe one of these fuckers will start flying later on) not the case. Comparing it to real-world vestigial limbs is off-base. Though to the game's credit, they actually kinda addressed this, as apparently
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As for why I keep going on this? Partly because y'all are responding to me, and partly because it just strikes me as fucking bizarre from a character design standpoint, and I'm wondering where it comes from. Might as well have a race of humans with tiny legs sticking out of their heads.

And yeah, I figure best bet is it's either inspired by the winged helmet of Hermes (see above) or some depictions of valkyries.

Dunno.

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#599 kainzero

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:23 PM

As for why I keep going on this? Partly because y'all are responding to me

i find it amusing!
carry on!
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#600 creid

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:54 PM

The appendix would be useful if we were herbivores.

And even with our present diet, there's some debate as to whether or not it is actually useless, anyway. Might be important to the immune system.

I think I've got it figured out - they use the wings to brush flies away from their ears.