Clog banner by [WTF]Joel - LOVE HIM AT FULL FORCE.
I am a furfag if the avatar didn't make it obvious, I make no attempts to hide it. Is that a bad thing though? Not in the slightest. I'm not one of the retarded fuckups of the fandom, I'm rather mellow and sane really.
Moving on... I'm not a HUGE gamer, but I game enough. I dig card games and board games moreso really since they don't require specialized hardware that costs FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE US DOLLARS. Mostly I like the non-collectible non-standard varieties.. such as Munchkin, Fluxx, and Hex-Hex. I like Axis & Allies, but it takes to damn long to play regularly, and I need people who know how to play before I can play really.
I have a Wii though, and I remain a Nintendo fanboy because I'm not so big on Sony and Microsoft. I'm more a fan of the Mario series and weird games like Cooking Mama and Warioware. I tried RE4 and failed miserably, couldn't even make it through the first village without losing my head quite literally. I'm waiting on SSBB since it will be epic.
Otherwise, I used to be a big PC Gamer but not so much lately. Especially Lucasarts Adventure games and Action Adventure games. I've played through Half-Life 2...but I cheated the whole way through. I suck at shooters, seriously. I like Civ games like...Civ IV oddly enough. Gimme Industrial and Financial and I'll be happy. I loves me my World Wonders. Come to think of it, God Games I like. And I've recently played through Psychonauts, that was fun. Overlord is fun to... damn, so many games...
If ya wanna get in touch with me for some reason, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Just put D-Toid or something like that in the email title.
...and I will always be a fan of the Super Mario Bros. movie, despite it being universally hated.
Art (c) Desensitized/Spug/Dirty_Baka
character (c) me. Don't be stealin it nigras
I just finally finished Earthbound last night, and was inspired to get art done. So, I asked Fiz and she said "lol k"
Anyways, my thoughs on the game to actually give this post some content. It's beautifully made, as has been said so many times. The epic story, espcially covered by the coffee breaks. The quirky characters (Mr. Saturns, Mr. Carpainter, the enemies..), the locations (Lumine Hall especially. That was my favorite Sanctuary I think), and just the whole way it was put together and paced. It went by at just the right speed I think.
And of course, the huge rivalry between Ness and Pokey drew me in so much. I can't wait to see Mother 3 translated, so I can see how the story continues. All I know is that I really wanna beat Pokey around some..because he is, as Riley Freeman once put it, a "bitch nigga."
That final fight gave me shivers. I'm glad I never actually finished it as a kid. Gigyas was as scary as I'd been told he was..but I wasn't expecting the change in appearance at the last bit of the fight. Not to mention the music. Oh the music of the game! I'm so glad I have the soundtrack, and Bound Together.
So, yeah. I need to see if I can pick up an actual physical copy some day, to enshrine and worship and never actually play. That would be a valued treasure if I could ever actually get it.
Don't say another Goddamn word. Up until now, I've been polite. If you say anything else - word one - I will kill myself. And when my tainted spirit finds it's destination, I will topple the master of that dark place. From my black throne, I will lash together a machine of bone and blood, and fueled by my hatred for you this fear engine will bore a hole between this world and that one. When it begins, you will hear the sound of children screaming - as though from a great distance. A smoking orb of nothing will will grow above your bed, and from it will emerge a thousand starving crows. As I slip through the widening maw in my new form, you will catch only a glimpse of my radience before you are incinerated. Then, as tears of bubbling pitch stream down my face, my dark work will begin. I will open one of my six mouths, and I will sing the song that ends the Earth.
I'll be forthright. This is a fun little game. It makes use of the DS functionality quite well (Most games are stylus only, some use both stylus and buttons, and some are button only.)
You can play as a bunch of Mario & Sonic characters, and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. I've been using Tails mainly because he's got decent speed, good stamina, and he's got great 'Skill', which I'm not quite sure what that means.
There's also a wide variety of events in the game. I've gotten good at running & swimming, and most field sports outside of the Triple Jump, which I can't make work for some reason. That's my only gripe, that some of the games don't explain the rules very well, namely the Triple Jump. Also, Ping Pong and Shooting are kind of hard to perfect.
I rate it... a 3/5.
edit - changed score. It's worth a rental, but not to buy. Thanks everyone for pointing out my miscalculation :V.
It's epic most definitely, but also TOTALLY unfair in how it kills you. Plus it has actual bosses that were a bitch and a half in their own time. I've only made it as far as the first boss (MIKE. FUCKING. TYSON.) and that was with the help of a guide almost the whole way through.
IWBTG is a twisted cruel game, and you'll hate it so much, yet keep coming back for more. It tracks your deaths, but it's so much easier to die randomly than it is in Pyoron. Hell, I only died in that about 100 times...but I'm over 100 deaths in IWBTG, and nowhere near the end. The screenshots on the site? Have never seen them in game.
So, yeah. Download the game, tear your hair out, and curse my name for the years to come :D.
PS - I suggest playing on MEDIUM (as there's no easy difficulty) difficulty. The added save points are really helpful.
PPS - This came AFTER Pyoron. To quote the FAQ...
Q: Why is this game so fucking hard?
A: A whim, really. I played a 2chan flash game that was stupid hard and thought "Hm, I can do better". I needed a practice project. It just happened to grow into a big game.
I know this may be a forum thing...but fuck that. I finally got around to buying one, since I read about Nintendo and it's crackdown on things like the R4. Any suggestions on utilities or 'backup' sites for NDS files? I have ScummVM ready to install. I just need to get some files for it...
And aside from that. I'm continuing to improve at TF2. I've lost interest in sniping, and I rarely run around as a Scout. Now I just do Pyro, Soldier, Medic, and occasionally Engineer, Demo, or Heavy depending on situations. Much props to Kor, Caffeine, Esch, and the rest of Dtoid for it's continued awesomeness and assistance.
Anyways, anyone here wanna get in some Garry's Mod action? Or at least, anyone willing to teach me how to make the various tools work? I know how some work, but not all...namely the constraints. I wanna build a robit and such.
I leave with some pictures from tonight. Behold my bucket car, and Wheel O' Eli Love.