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Freeloh

Member Since 18 Jun 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2012 08:53 AM

#377592 Pokemon Topic

Posted by Freeloh on 25 June 2012 - 06:43 AM

Oh, damn. It just figures that Pokemon Conquest would come out just as I'm trying to save my money for something else. Oh well, to the holiday list it goes...
But yeah, it looks amazing. I can't wait to get it, and there's a chance it'll have a http://tvtropes.org/...utedInSmashBros type effect with Nobunaga's Ambition, so that'll certainly be good. I still want Pokemon Snap 2, though. :P

Picture this (no pun intended): You insert the cartridge of Pokemon Snap 2 into your 3DS, awaiting the wonders you are about to behold. It loads up, and you tap a curious icon on the menu: "AR Snap" You are asked to select a region to emulate, and you choose "Volcano." Suddenly, the 3DS cameras roar to life and you see the world around you infested with fire-type Pokemon, roaming the great plains of your bedroom. You take a picture, and then another, and then another, before deciding you've had your fun and returning to the menu, when you are suddenly asked if you would like to upload them to an online Pokemon Snap 2 photo gallery. You agree, and now millions of others will have the chance to see your beautiful shot of the Camerupt attacking the unsuspecting Slugma. You then head to the main game, but instead of Oak presenting you with level selection, You are dropped onto the new island immediately, free to roam about and explore as you wish, finding increasingly rare shots to take throughout your adventures in the new open world terrain of Pokemon Snap 2. Or so I wish. D: Unfortunately, that may never happen. Well, it seems I'm ranting again so I'll give the discussion back to you guys.

I'll never stop wishing, though.


#377571 Pokemon Topic

Posted by Freeloh on 25 June 2012 - 05:44 AM

Sorry I meant if you are one of the nostalgia freaks, and Gen IV overall is great but I just can't get over the Legendaries and the massive amount of new evolutions for old Pokemon.

Uh, what do you have against the legendaries? I thought they were cool for the most part. And as for the evolutions, which ones don't you like? I thought the 4th gen evolutions were all great. Gliscor and Porygon-Z were some awesome updates to some of my old favorites. Rhyperior, Magmortar, Lickilicky, Tangrowth, and Electivire brought some classics up to speed that were starting to show their age after years worth of more powerful Pokemon arrived, not to mention plenty of others I excluded from the list. The new Eeveelutions were great, and plenty of the evolutions had 3rd-gen origins, so it's not a big deal. Really, all of the evolutions seemed completely justified, and not only that, were pretty sweet, in my opinion. Methinks the nostalgia is just getting to you.


#356009 Next Gen. Games

Posted by Freeloh on 30 January 2012 - 03:13 AM

Platformers and adventure games making a comeback without becoming third party garbage shovelware like they did a decade ago.

I'm getting sick of "story-driven" games. For a developer to even suggest their game is going to have a large focus on story is an insult. I enjoy a good story as much as anybody else but it shouldn't be a "focus." If you need a good story to read try a book, they are much much better for that purpose. I play video GAMES to enjoy GAMEPLAY not to hear the sob story of some blockhead and his daughter/wife/mother/pet/gay alien buttbuddy.

Platformers? Super Meat Boy? VVVVVV? Any of the recent Mario games? Or recent Kirby games? Rayman Origins? Mirror's Edge?
Adventure? Zelda? Beyond Good and Evil? Brutal Legend?
My point is that they are still around, in full force, and pretty damn good. You just have to look. Still, I do agree that they need to get "big" again, but they're far from diminished.


#339762 The Official LEGO Sets Topic

Posted by Freeloh on 04 November 2011 - 02:25 AM

I can honestly say that it's pretty much useless for the most. There are some parts that may be handy indeed, but besides that... I do not see the point in it and I do mean that I pretty much hate LEGO for releasing it :lol: Anyways, I rather see sets that make more sense. haha

@ForcedSim

And Bionicle is a completely different thing then minifigs and technic lego figures. Simply isnt any reason to compare those two. Actually is a insult towards minifigs and technic figs if you ask me :shock:

Point 1: Again, you're repeating the "it's not System or Technic" argument. Lego is more than just System and Technic. Just because you don't use Bionicle parts in your System-based MOCs doesn't mean it's a bad line.

Point 2: How is Bionicle any different? It consists of constructible, interlocking plastic pieces used to create sets. Sure, they may not be exactly the same, but that doesn't mean anything. Not all System pieces are exactly the same. Beyond that, I don't see how you can even say it's "completely different" from Technic. It's just Technic with some unique pieces, and, in my opinion, cooler sets. :P Also, that seems kind of rude of you to call a line that plenty of us like "an insult".

Also, I would like to point out that minifigures aren't basic System pieces either. They are very specific in their purpose, and besides actual minifigs, there are very few uses for them. By your logic, maybe Lego should just stop making minifigs as well. Do you see my point? It's okay for you to not like it, but your arguments are just weak. I think your best bet is to stop saying negative things about the lines we like, and just let the discussion die before it becomes a flame war, for everyone's sake, and we can get back to civilized discussion of elves and new lines. :P

Also, to top off my rant, I'm going to throw a suggestion out there. Maybe Lego's lack of Kingdoms sets are due to Lego Hobbit. Assuming it's true, if Lego were to produce such sets, it would certainly fulfill their quota of medieval/fantasy sets, since they generally have one and only one at a time. Maybe they're killing Kingdoms to make room for a fancy new licensed line, like they did with Pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean. If so, I'm pretty okay with it. On one hand, the Kingdoms sets were great, but hey, a big-name line like The Hobbit would more than make up for it. That is, assuming the sets don't suck. On the other hand, if they do suck, we'll all have to form an angry mob and organize some lynching, but I have faith in them. For their sake. :P Of course, that's just my two cents. Thoughts?


#332210 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Freeloh on 19 September 2011 - 03:24 AM

Mirror's Edge 2?

Today's a glorious day.

Because there's another sequel on the horizon.

Shadow Complex 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs


#324693 E-Books

Posted by Freeloh on 11 August 2011 - 08:47 PM

Also:
*xkcd*

Gorrammit! I was going to post that exact page!

But jokes aside, I think that, while E-books are becoming increasingly popular, books will still remain. Just think about how many people flock to book signings of their favorite author, or buy special edition covers of books they love. While neither option is perfect, people will still prefer one or the other, and massive amounts of people still love real books. As for me, well, I don't have an E-book reader, but I still know what I'm talking about. ;) In some cases, I would prefer e-books, when it's more convenient, but if it's a book or author I really like, I would still only accept real paper pages there.

A good way is to compare it to gaming- I could buy it from a download service, like Steam, but if it's one I really care about, then I'd be plunking down extra money to get the physical, more impressive collector's edition, which just isn't possible electronically. So what I'm saying is that I accept E-books, but books still have their place- I'm not just tossing them aside.

Also, I found this article interesting, mainly the part where it is compared to the invention of the printing press.


#321276 The Official LEGO Sets Topic

Posted by Freeloh on 24 July 2011 - 03:50 AM

I'm fine with action figures, but these just look horrid. Iron Man is decent, but the rest... ugh. Still, the Superman minifigure is glorious. We've had Batman already, but Batman never gets old. :P I've always preferred DC anyway, but Captain America is always good, and their fig looks like it will do him justice. Though it makes me nervous that there's no Spiderman there... he was always my favorite Marvel character. ;)

I also hope they do some less popular but still awesome characters. Like Booster Gold , my definite favorite. Or Aquaman Plastic Man , because he never gets enough attention.


Okay, I'll admit, Booster Gold is pretty cool, too. I just prefer Flash. :P And yeah, Plastic Man is awesome, too, but I always get strange looks when I talk about him. ;)


#315006 Call of Duty 2: "Pointe du Hoc"

Posted by Freeloh on 24 June 2011 - 06:46 AM

This is just WONDERFUL. My favorite part is the boat- everything just comes together so perfectly. Still, the cliff is great, if a bit colorful, the figs are consistent for the most part, and the terrain is just TOO well put-together.

You, sir, have a great piece here. Good luck!