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Posted by Spark on 10 August 2018 - 12:53 PM







#487785 The Star Wars Non-Canon TV Show Topic

Posted by Spark on 19 July 2018 - 01:41 PM

Cough Cough


#487777 SSLF Spark Thread (Guest Starring Screenshots)

Posted by Spark on 15 July 2018 - 09:20 PM

Oh hey look who's here!


Also got some Octopath Traveler for ya.


I've put it in a neat little imgur folder for ya.

#487775 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by Spark on 15 July 2018 - 02:10 PM

So I'm playing Octopath Traveler.


About an hour in, I started realizing just how massive an itch I had been having for a good JRPG again. I'm please to say Octopath is scratching it quite nicely.


The combat system is a really nice twist on turn-based (yes, turn-based, not "active time" like the PS1/2 era Final Fantasy games) that's built around a pretty breakneck pace. Best way I can describe it is giving an old school FF game Persona combat.


So there's the 8 characters, and you can start the game as any one of them, and find the rest from there. We've got:

-Ophilia, the Cleric

-Cyrus, the Scholar

-Tressa, the Merchant

-Olberic, the Warrior

-Primrose, the Dancer

-Alfyn, the Apothecary

-Therion, the Thief

-H'aanit, the Huntress


I started with Therion, and have gone on to get Alf, Prim, and Olberic so far.


For better or worse, if you've played a typical JRPG, you're already well aware of what kind of game this is.

#487703 The New! HALO Thread - Hosted by Spark

Posted by Spark on 26 June 2018 - 09:51 PM



A few days after the Halo Infinite trailer dropped, Marty O'Donnell (the composer of the Bungie-era Halo games, and Destiny 1 before he was fired without cause during D1's development) posted a winky wink comment on twitter:




Nobody thought much of it, since it was a piece of music he had come up with years ago. But then, a few days ago, couple of people met up with him at a Seattle coffee shop. You might know some of them.



So that's Joseph Staten (Head writer of the original 3 Halo games, currently works as Overall Senior Creative Director for Microsoft Studios), Jen Taylor (Voice actor of Cortana and Dr. Catherine Halsey) with Marty.


And then just a little bit ago:




Either he's trolling us real good, or Marty's coming back to Halo, and then the WHOLE band is officially back together. Marty, Frankie, Joe Staten, and the voice actors.



#487696 The New! HALO Thread - Hosted by Spark

Posted by Spark on 24 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

Did you leave out Halo Reach on purpose or by accident? :P


Kinda on purpose, but I had changed my mind. I clearly forgot to go back and add it.


I've really soured on Reach these 8 years since it's been out. It introduced a lot of the unpopular gameplay elements that Halo 4 got crucified for, despite being mechanically the same as the former.


And it seems like it went out of its way to introduce problems that compromise the Fall of Reach book, which IMO told the same story, but way better.

#487694 The New! HALO Thread - Hosted by Spark

Posted by Spark on 23 June 2018 - 04:40 PM

I guess I should post the *improved* version of the Halo Infinite trailer


#487689 The New! HALO Thread - Hosted by Spark

Posted by Spark on 22 June 2018 - 01:22 PM

I'm finally gonna sit down and play Halo Wars 2 today. (I should probably mention that as of right now, Halo Wars 1 is on Steam, and in the Summer Sale! HW2 is also on PC, but through the W10 store.)


I've played it on and off, but I haven't bothered to sit down and finish it, because RTS simply isn't really a genre I experience much. But I did keep up with it for the story.


Halo Wars 2 is not just a sequel, but a side-story to a different part of the universe during and after Halo 5: Guardians. The events of HW2 lead me to believe they will be coming into play in Halo Infinite.


Mainly by way of introducing the new faction, the Covenant remnant known as the Banished. Particularly, this is Atriox's story:



Halo has needed replenishment in the Rogues gallery for a while. Atriox and the other ones from Halo 5 are a good start.

#487688 The New! HALO Thread - Hosted by Spark

Posted by Spark on 22 June 2018 - 12:26 PM



That old thread is too old and long winded, I think it's time to start afresh. I'll post in here frequently with my own takes on each piece of the Halo Story I've experienced. And I'll be happy to answer any questions you might post here.



Also there was this neat thing a few days ago.



Yep. Halo Infinite is coming, And it is coming to PC.


I know Halo's an old bag, and most aren't really interested anymore. Kind of saddens me, because of how richly built Halo's mythology has become.


A few useful fan-cultivated (Not me, before anyone asks) links if you're interested in diving in at some point:

Halo Story, and Where to Find it.

The Entire Halo Timeline (Basically your Cliffnotes Chronology)

And also of course, Halopedia, the absolute best place to find out everything you want to know.


And here's my own TL;DR chronological order of the "Important" stuff (there's a lot more, but I don't think they're important for enjoyment)



Next week, June 26th, is the release of Halo: Bad Blood, a sequel to Halo 5: Guardians on the games side, and also a sequel to Halo: New Blood, which itself is a sequel to the old spinoff Halo 3: ODST, Starring everyone's favorite Nathan Fillion, Nathan Fillion as Nathan Fillion Spartan (former ODST) Edward Buck.





#487633 Devil May Cry 5: PULL MY DEVIL TRIGGER

Posted by Spark on 13 June 2018 - 02:06 AM

I'm gonna begin digging into the series for the very first time after work tomorrow (give them all time to download as well). I was majorly impressed with the DMC5 trailer, so I wanna get in on this action.


Feel free to give me a general user's manual so I'm not walking in like a headless chicken.

#487631 D3 2018: The DMC5 Display Demonstration

Posted by Spark on 13 June 2018 - 01:05 AM

Can I just say how glad I am Sekiro and Devil May Cry 5 showed up at Micro's conference, given the bombardment of 'leaks' suggesting they were PS4 exclusive. Xbox is my console of choice, and I would love to play these awesome games.


In fact, I just bought the DMC HD collection and DMC4 (but not the DmC reboot) tonight. I didn't want to get into a series I knew I wouldn't be able to continue on the console.

#487208 Star Wars Movies and Positivity Thread

Posted by Spark on 25 May 2018 - 04:50 PM







Posted by Spark on 08 May 2018 - 12:24 AM

Aight. So I didn't mention it much here, but now it's over.... AND SEASON 2. HECK YEAH.




The Tennessee Wonder Child did it. He made the biggest hit of the year.


Here's him baring his soul for the end of Season 1. (Bring tissues)


#487081 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by Spark on 06 May 2018 - 12:27 AM

One more thing about the whole


#487077 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Spark on 05 May 2018 - 02:39 PM

I haven't even thought to put the RDR2 trailer here the past couple of days, been pre-occupied.


Man, I can't not be enthusiastic about that game. Like yeah, there was all that scummy stuff T2/R* was pulling with GTA Online. That hasn't stopped being a thing. And there's logic to thinking that they'd hurt RDR2's singleplayer to make something similar for its MP.


But I don't think that's gonna happen here. Like at all. Let the MP be what it'll be. This SP looks like it's gonna be another R* great.