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by Shiva Indis
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: FF VIII (re)visited
Replies: 27
Views: 6274

Re: FF VIII (re)visited

The major complaints I make about FFVIII I can also direct at FFIX just as easily -- the interesting storytelling is all on the first disk and the rest of the game seems bland and unfocused; the late-game plot twists defy credulity -- but the subject matter and tone of FFIX suits my taste much bette...
by Shiva Indis
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Coffee Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 7836

Re: Coffee Thread

My grandparents got a Keurig for Christmas. I didn't have coffee from it, but I did have hot chocolate, and it was alright. What do you two identify as the weaknesses of a Keurig coffee machine? Is it process? Ingredients? Overall taste? Waste? The coffee packs are pre-ground, which definitely limi...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: FF VIII (re)visited
Replies: 27
Views: 6274

Re: FF VIII (re)visited

I find that the term "plot hole" is often used subjectively. I expect it to mean "I found the author's mistake and I could have told this story better", but the issue is often no more concrete than "I didn't like the direction the story went in". Then we queue the argue...
by Shiva Indis
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a good anime.
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a good anime.

A good theory, and one that has been considered,  but Homura has a different witch form seen in video game tie-ins that is apparently considered cannon. Bits and pieces of background info suggest that Walpurgis Night is a fusion of multiple witches.
by Shiva Indis
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Coffee Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 7836

Re: Coffee Thread

Hell yeah, a coffee topic! I guess I'd go with americano, black. Or a drip brew of a nice single-source from Central America - I've gotten fond of that sort of thing. I used to make french press all the time, but I stopped when I got a part time job in a coffee stand. I just buy from there instead. ...
by Shiva Indis
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a good anime.
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a good anime.

Homura for President 2016.


Because what could go wrong?
by Shiva Indis
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Is Popful Mail (Sega CD) overrated?
Replies: 20
Views: 7818

Re: Is Popful Mail (Sega CD) overrated?

I imagine Sister Sonic would have been a good game -- and short of that certainly an interesting one. In retrospect it seems like a real shame. Curse you, Falcom fanboys! :mrgreen: Every Popful Mail version is telling the same basic story and the level design tends to be similar, but each one has a ...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Is Popful Mail (Sega CD) overrated?
Replies: 20
Views: 7818

Re: Is Popful Mail (Sega CD) overrated?

I like the existential angle this thread is taking, though. Popful Mail, like all things with the potential to give people joy, is as meaningless as the rest of human endeavor. But this is no reason to despair. The only significance anything possesses is what we choose to give it. :mrgreen: I enjoy ...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Extracting
Replies: 6
Views: 2640

Re: Extracting

When I messed around with this, I'm pretty sure I used some XA extractor utility on both Playstation games with equal success. What program are you using?
by Shiva Indis
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Tumblr?
Replies: 11
Views: 5780

Re: Tumblr?

You can all come to my pixel tumblr. I even update it, and I post Lunar.

decadot.tumblr.com
by Shiva Indis
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Ghaleon's Sword
Replies: 7
Views: 2482

Re: Ghaleon's Sword

Thanks! That helps a bit. What about the image you see when you look at it in his inventory? In Lunar 2 wasn't Ghaleon's sword purple? Yes, if I'm not mistaken it's the sword on the top row 2nd from the left. Althena's Sword looks like some kind of flamberge in these icons too, so make of that what...
by Shiva Indis
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Topic: Idea: Rerelease SSH on Steam for the PC
Replies: 8
Views: 11530

Re: Idea: Rerelease SSH on Steam for the PC

I'd like a port of the original SSSC too, but the original SSSC is in copyright purgatory and the iOS port is pretty damn buggy. Is there something more complicated to this copyright situation than "the license held by Working Designs reverted back to Game Arts, who can award licenses on those...
by Shiva Indis
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: New Lunar 2 Demo
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

Re: New Lunar 2 Demo

My pleasure. Looks like you have a nice find there. :mrgreen:

jay_are wrote:Now I wonder what the "Thank you for playing" screen says.

Oh, it's pretty typical. "The demo version ends here. Please enjoy the continuation in the final product." Then comes the line in English.
by Shiva Indis
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Meanwhile, playing Dragon Quest V
Replies: 4
Views: 3150

Re: Meanwhile, playing Dragon Quest V

Video games begin and end with Dragon Quest. I'm playing DQIV right now, and it's like I've found the missing link. It's kind of mind boggling how many of the games I enjoyed back in the day take their queues from it.
by Shiva Indis
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: New Lunar 2 Demo
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

Re: New Lunar 2 Demo

The disk says that the demo was intended for use at retail stores, which probably makes it pretty rare.
by Shiva Indis
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: The Book of Life
Replies: 1
Views: 2061

The Book of Life

Anybody seen this wildly beautiful movie?

I saw it a couple days ago and loved it. I also feel like the criticisms of it (the story isn't original enough) are the sort of thing Lunar fans would scoff at. At least, I know I scoffed. :P
by Shiva Indis
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Late news, but a passing in the LUNAR family
Replies: 22
Views: 5089

Re: Late news, but a passing in the LUNAR family

Looked this guy up on Wikipedia just now, and I bring you the following trivia: Kayumi was the Japanese dub voice of Frank Sinatra, Donald Sutherland, and Christopher Lee.

Also, he dubbed over Ian McKellen in all the X-Men films -- including the one this year.

ご冥福を
by Shiva Indis
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: The Great Narratological Lunar 2 Project
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: The Great Narratological Lunar 2 Project

Do you think the localizations/translations will interfere with my understanding of the original intent? The translation that underlies the localization is sound work that represents the plot well, but certain aspects of the game were altered. I've made a few observations on the subject in terms of...
by Shiva Indis
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: A different Magic School Guidebook?
Replies: 9
Views: 2832

Re: A different Magic School Guidebook?

Does anybody have the MAGIUS sourcebook? I'm pretty sure you'd need it to properly use the Lunar module.
by Shiva Indis
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers
Replies: 26
Views: 6276

Re: The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers

Looking through the contents listed at HG101, the book devotes a lot of time to companies that spun off from Nihon Falcom, particularly Game Arts and Quintet...two companies I always want to know more about. If this book has insight into whatever became of the Quintet staff, that's practically worth...

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