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  Topic: So Ico's finally having some influence
Max Cola

Replies: 16
Views: 11612

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:44 am   Subject: So Ico's finally having some influence
So I guess we've all seen the latest PoP and the way it "borrows" heavily from Ico's and SotC's style, right?

Which, of course, brings everything full circle!
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Max Cola

Replies: 4229
Views: 1721384

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:39 am   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
you know what's awesome?

playing Shiren, ending up in a monster house and realizing you have an Airslash Scroll :D
  Topic: The Adventure Game thread
Max Cola

Replies: 215
Views: 89941

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:31 pm   Subject: The Adventure Game thread
But I guess some people can only feel like they're an individual by affecting outre positionalites and opinions on popular media. That's the problem when you define youself by what you like and not by ...
  Topic: The Adventure Game thread
Max Cola

Replies: 215
Views: 89941

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:53 am   Subject: The Adventure Game thread
it's about as obtuse as any Sierra game. The only upside is that you can't die. But once Chapter Two rolls around you're given such a wide area to roam in and such a large goal to complete that it fee ...
  Topic: many more stories are yet to be written (knytt stories)
Max Cola

Replies: 140
Views: 107632

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:51 am   Subject: many more stories are yet to be written (knytt stories)
Yeah, it does. I probably should have stressed how fucking hard Harvest is, and how often unfairly so. I really wish it WAS easier, because the story is worth playing for; the difficulty clashes with ...
  Topic: The Adventure Game thread
Max Cola

Replies: 215
Views: 89941

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:10 pm   Subject: The Adventure Game thread
it was incredibly rushed, that's why the ending sucked so badly.

ApM: perhaps the same could be said of many adventure games...

like fucking MI2, what a mess. I want to love it but it HATES ME S ...
  Topic: The Adventure Game thread
Max Cola

Replies: 215
Views: 89941

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:45 pm   Subject: The Adventure Game thread
i am comfortable saying, though, that telltale's sam & max is better than lucasarts's.

how do you figure? just curious since I haven't played the newer games and Hit the Road, at the very least ...
  Topic: many more stories are yet to be written (knytt stories)
Max Cola

Replies: 140
Views: 107632

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:42 pm   Subject: many more stories are yet to be written (knytt stories)
O Dess, I liked your Lighthouse level a lot more when I realised there as a secret ending, and the you as a player had choices and dicoveries to make. That elevated it considerably.

there is? you d ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
Max Cola

Replies: 137
Views: 70725

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:42 pm   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
That giant man-Pikachu looks really bizarre and awesome.

EDIT: However, Spider-Toon Link is terrifying.
  Topic: Sonic Unleashed
Max Cola

Replies: 34
Views: 15477

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:54 pm   Subject: Sonic Unleashed
For those of you out there not brave enough to withstand the horror of ED, I sneaked into the ENEMY BASE and pulled out this awesome comic:

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1061/soniccharacterssu ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
Max Cola

Replies: 137
Views: 70725

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:54 pm   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
(btw the ED article is hilariously un-hilarious and boring, unlike the comic posted)
Oh God, ED. I don't even wanna... Don't even get me started on ED.

I like a good no-items match once in a while ...
  Topic: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Max Cola

Replies: 40
Views: 28701

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:47 pm   Subject: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Well sure, there's the fill-in-the-blanks thing, and EarthBound has that too. I mean, that's why you get to name the hero and his favorite food and his friends. You kind of invest your personality int ...
  Topic: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Max Cola

Replies: 40
Views: 28701

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:10 pm   Subject: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Note how different the atmosphere of the game is from Earthbound, though. The title music... the use of colors. It sets a very different tone. The oddly straight-faced translation helps this.

Also, ...
  Topic: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Max Cola

Replies: 40
Views: 28701

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:28 pm   Subject: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
I think my favorite moments are the little things that happen. Like... try walking on the train tracks for a while, some time.

Man, this game frustrates me. There are so many cool things I want to ...
  Topic: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Max Cola

Replies: 40
Views: 28701

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:07 pm   Subject: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
I was going to wait, but I lost patience and played it with the translation guide. It's a little limited, sure, but I still came away from the experience feeling like I'd just played the best jRPG eve ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
Max Cola

Replies: 137
Views: 70725

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:43 pm   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
This, No More Heroes and Mario Galaxy (which seems good despite disappointing my expectations) mean I now have a reason to get a Wii. It's all a matter of funding now.
  Topic: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Max Cola

Replies: 117
Views: 47445

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:39 pm   Subject: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
I believe you get an achievement in the XBox 360 version for getting through Ep. 1 only using that one bullet. But that's not the point!
  Topic: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Max Cola

Replies: 40
Views: 28701

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:38 pm   Subject: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
In New Pork City (I tihnk that's the title of the city in Brawl) there's a pink rinoceros thing that one hit kills anything it touches when it arrives on the map. It is awesome.
THE ULTIMATE CHIMERA! ...
  Topic: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Max Cola

Replies: 40
Views: 28701

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:48 am   Subject: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
And the hero of the first Pokemon game looks a lot like Ness! But that's probably mere coincidence...

Did you know that the regions in the Pokemon games are based (geologically speaking) on real re ...
  Topic: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Max Cola

Replies: 40
Views: 28701

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:35 am   Subject: Mother 3 excitement thread / General MOTHER discussion
Maaaaan Harveyjames it's funny but I was just playing through this series again recently! You can check out the recently played games thread to see some impressions. But I will contribute to this thre ...
  Topic: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Max Cola

Replies: 117
Views: 47445

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:18 pm   Subject: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
I love how the first half of Ravenholm basically loses its scariness after about five minutes once you get the hang of the Gravity Gun, and you feel really awesome and godlike.... and then you step ou ...
  Topic: many more stories are yet to be written (knytt stories)
Max Cola

Replies: 140
Views: 107632

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:28 pm   Subject: many more stories are yet to be written (knytt stories)
That is truly the spark of ingenuity that games have been waiting for.
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Max Cola

Replies: 4229
Views: 1721384

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:18 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Mother 3 cleared.

Time: roughly 19 hours
Final levels: Lv. 61 for everybody

The ending was indeed remarkable. Less kuh-raaaayzy post-modernism than Earthbound, but far more emotional resonance. ...
  Topic: Stuff in Real Life that makes you think of Games
Max Cola

Replies: 35
Views: 15531

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:25 pm   Subject: Stuff in Real Life that makes you think of Games
Whenever I play Earthbound a lot (liiiike... recently), I start thinking weird things. Like, I eat a burger and think "oh, just restored some health!" Also whenever I see a baseball bat pick it up and ...
  Topic: many more stories are yet to be written (knytt stories)
Max Cola

Replies: 140
Views: 107632

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:19 pm   Subject: many more stories are yet to be written (knytt stories)
Man, I love jumping puzzles. And Metroid! Did you try Dess's levels? They are very good. "Torchlight" is my personal favorite. Not a lot of "jumping puzzles" in there. "The Oubliette" is a little roug ...
  Topic: Final Fantasy VII's translation is humorous (image thread)
Max Cola

Replies: 34
Views: 16487

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:03 pm   Subject: Final Fantasy VII's translation is humorous (image thread)
I guess one of the few upsides of being an unchangeable antisocial recluse is that I stopped talking about video games with my voice after the fifth grade.

I... really can't tell if you're trying t ...
  Topic: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Max Cola

Replies: 117
Views: 47445

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:14 pm   Subject: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Yeah, but the helicopter isn't sitting on top of a pier! :(
  Topic: Final Fantasy VII's translation is humorous (image thread)
Max Cola

Replies: 34
Views: 16487

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:13 pm   Subject: Final Fantasy VII's translation is humorous (image thread)
this reaction honestly baffles me more than anything else involved with FFVII
What? I just don't think "Aerith" rolls off the tongue very well. Not that "Aeris" is much better. "Ugh" is pretty much w ...
  Topic: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Max Cola

Replies: 117
Views: 47445

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:07 pm   Subject: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Oh right, the gun. I have to wonder why Valve thought it was a good idea to make us steer and shoot at the same time. I kept crashing into things because I was trying to shoot at targets on the left o ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Max Cola

Replies: 4229
Views: 1721384

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:05 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Well, the problem is that a lot of later enemies like to use group damage/group status attacks, which move slowly. Getting hit by a blast of PK Fire really sucks, especially if some of your friends ge ...
  Topic: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Max Cola

Replies: 117
Views: 47445

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:58 pm   Subject: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
I liked the boat section; it was the jeep section that I hated. And that chapter (Highway 17) was otherwise amazing - climbing across the girders under the railway bridge was one of those big awesome ...
  Topic: Final Fantasy VII's translation is humorous (image thread)
Max Cola

Replies: 34
Views: 16487

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:49 pm   Subject: Final Fantasy VII's translation is humorous (image thread)
The Aeris/Alice thing reminds me (ugh, Aerith)... wasn't "Cloud" originally intended to be "Claude"? But they changed it to sound COOLER and more MYSTICAL.
  Topic: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Max Cola

Replies: 117
Views: 47445

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:10 pm   Subject: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
The best parts about HL2 (other than the surprises!) were the ones where you were alone and desperate.

There's a weird sort of wavy flow to HL2; at times you feel empowered and able to take on the ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Max Cola

Replies: 4229
Views: 1721384

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:04 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
I bet! The first two also had killer finales.

I destroyed one nasty boss (nehehehehehe!), but then I came up against that damn cyborg and it was back to square one. Lifeup Omega is a beauty, though ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Max Cola

Replies: 4229
Views: 1721384

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:34 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Ordinarily I would wait until Mother's Day, but a sudden desire for DQ styled RPGs has led me to put off DOOM and pick up the Mother series again. I've beaten the first two previously, and my file in ...
  Topic: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Max Cola

Replies: 117
Views: 47445

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:23 pm   Subject: Half-Life 2 sucks! (at a stretch). ;)
Same here!

I just played Half-Life 2 for the first time recently and man, it was like a revelation. I love the constant "oh shit!" moments it throws at you. Like, you'll run to one place, and catch ...
  Topic: The Adventure Game thread
Max Cola

Replies: 215
Views: 89941

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:20 pm   Subject: The Adventure Game thread
I dunno, I just felt like I kept running into wall after wall when it came to the puzzles. Then I'd look at a solution after a while and kind of say "Oh, that's how?"

Maybe it's just me?
  Topic: Guitar Hero III / Rock Band
Max Cola

Replies: 102
Views: 54023

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:18 pm   Subject: Guitar Hero III / Rock Band
I just got done with playing Rock Band at a friend's house for probably eight or nine hours!

It was awesome. Really fun. Basically it's guitar hero with drums and vocals added. The GH2 guitar is co ...
  Topic: The Adventure Game thread
Max Cola

Replies: 215
Views: 89941

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:01 pm   Subject: The Adventure Game thread
Some ones people haven't mentioned:

Grim Fandango is top-notch in everything but the puzzles; they're too obtuse and difficult. Grab a spoiler-free walkthrough and play through it if you ever get a ...
  Topic: MOTHER3 thread
Max Cola

Replies: 24
Views: 10467

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:45 pm   Subject: MOTHER3 thread
Love this game; even having to use a translation FAQ didn't bother me too much. I got stuck on a tricky part in Chapter Seven, but I should pick it up again.

Great details/moments in gaming (spoile ...
  Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Max Cola

Replies: 605
Views: 375458

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:54 pm   Subject: Introduce Yourself.
Soymilk is very delicious. I prefer vanilla to chocolate soymilk, but chocolate is good in just about any context!
  Topic: Twilight Princess kind of sucks
Max Cola

Replies: 364
Views: 176192

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:50 pm   Subject: Twilight Princess kind of sucks
I've really enjoyed this game so far but I'm starting to understand why people around here have some issues with it. I really wish the sidequests were less "find bugs, kill the fuck out of Poes (isn't ...
  Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Max Cola

Replies: 605
Views: 375458

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:40 pm   Subject: Introduce Yourself.
Hi. I just joined like two minutes ago. I like video games (durr) and drinking soda. I named myself after a can of name brand soda, you know. I also like drinking chocolate milk, and stroking my nonex ...
 
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