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  1. The Big LucasArts Playthrough

    I never really liked the cycle-through interface either, but it shows up all the time both before and since Sam and Max so somebody must think it's a good idea. I'm actually quite partial to the verb coin in Full Throttle and Monkey Island 3, and I find it strange that I haven't seen it anywhere else.
  2. Pokémon X and Y

    My first trade of Pokemon X/Y, most excellent! I'm (obviously) not past Xerneas yet so I don't really have much on offer for trade.
  3. Pokémon X and Y

    Oh sweet! I'm 4098-3516-2510. I just got swindled by a GTS trade claiming to be a modest Abra (thankfully not for anything too valuable). It sucks that there doesn't seem to be a way to check that kind of stuff over GTS. That seems like it would've been a good idea.
  4. Pokémon X and Y

    I'm in the market for a Modest pokemon with the synchronize ability (I wanna catch Xerneas with that trait). All the pokemon I can catch right now that have synchronize are frustratingly rare, and so trying to catch a modest one in the wild is proving even more tedious than catching a modest Xerneas without one. If one of y'all happen to just have one already, though... for some reason... well, I want it. Gotta ask or you'll never know.
  5. Pokémon X and Y

    Yeah, I haven't gotten past the elite four in X yet so I was assuming it would be like the last few generations. It's too bad if there's less post-elite four stuff this time around!
  6. Pokémon X and Y

    I mean why do they run credits when, at least for the last few generations, there's been just as much game after the elite four as before. And I don't just mean catching-them-all.
  7. Pokémon X and Y

    Yes, this is important to note. It's unlikely that the game will reach any tremendous amount of difficulty until after the Elite Four (so, after what you might consider "finishing the game", especially if they still run credits there like they always have. Seriously, why do they do that? It's downright deceptive at this point)
  8. Pokémon X and Y

    It seems like every route has a completely different set of catchable pokemon from everything before it, which I don't remember ever being the case before. Result being the set of available pokemon is already huge, even very early on. It's a change they might as well have made, now that there's 700+ pokemon to divvy out somehow. It does diminish the mystique of some pokemon that used to seem rare and late-gamey, but I don't know if that's so much of a loss.
  9. Pokémon X and Y

    3 Badges in. Enjoying the game a lot. Hawlucha is the best thing about it, though. How far in are the Move Deleter and Move Relearners?
  10. Pokémon X and Y

    I was pretty evenly torn between the starters but this fact tipped the scales in favor of Fennekin. I almost named him The Wizard but then I decided against it.
  11. Jake and Sean getting 3DSs have coincidentally coincided with me finally getting one. Or at least I think it's coincidental. It occurs to me that Idle Thumbs may have such a hold on how I video game that they are the entire subconscious reason I bought this device.
  12. Nintendo 3DS

    I have purchased a 3DS XL yesterday, essentially just so I can download Pokemon X/Y once that comes out. The only 3DS game I have so far is Pushmo, which is fun enough. I also got the virtual console version of the Legend of Zelda because I could get it with the Club Nintendo points I got from the hardware purchase (and I never played that game past the first dungeon before). But what I've REALLY used the system for so far is playing demos. It's been fun, but weird. I haven't played game demos in such a long time... as a child I used to consume as many game demos as I could get my hands on since the number of games I could actually own was limited by what I could convince my parents to buy for me, and so demos were my source of gaming variety. But since then I had almost forgotten that demos were even a thing. Playing demos on the 3DS has been cool, though. I'm getting a feel for what kinds of games I enjoy on the system and what I should avoid. I'm also learning in which cases I actually like the 3d effect. The single strongest use of 3d I've seen so far is in Mutand Mudds, which is a game that doesn't excite me much otherwise. But big defined chunky pixels on handhelds always have and still look great, and the way the 3d works with multiple 2d planes at various depths looks even better. Contrast this with the demo for Rayman origins, which looks like crap. You can tell the game would look fantastic on a big screen, with the detail in the sprites and whatever, but when they shrink everything down and retrofit 3d onto it everything looks muddy. /slowpoke
  13. I would definitely be down if I already had a selection of interesting pokemon to fight with. As it stands, X/Y will be out by the time I've bred a little cup team I'm happy with.
  14. I bought a 3DS XL today, basically so that I can play Pokemon. 3DS FC: 4098-3516-2510
  15. The Big LucasArts Playthrough

    As a kid I got stuck for a long time looking for the laundry claim in MI2. I've been playing through Fate of Atlantis for the first time recently, and I got stuck for an embarrassing about of time looking for the hot air balloon claim... which I needed to *close* a crate to find. Of course.
  16. I agree. I've been pretty ok about the Pokemon design in the last few generations (I know many people weren't), but with the exception of the legendaries, and stupidly enough, even more especially the legendaries they put on the game covers. I love the look of Xerneas though. I'd like to see more of Yveltal in-game, or at least in more context; her design isn't nearly as strong and appealing at first glance as Xerneas' but she still looks more promising than most. I was about to say I'd like to see more of Yveltal's sprite, and then got a bit sad that I never would. And then I realized that this exact sentiment is part of why and how it took so long for Pokemon to embrace the third dimension.
  17. Nintendo 3DS

    This is the correct decision.
  18. BioShock Infinite

    I wonder if they'll have any awesome anachronistic pop song covers done in the style of 40s/50s era American music in the Burial at Sea DLC.
  19. Fez 2

    I remember reading somewhere that Fez 2 would've been a very different kind of game than the original. I wish I could remember where I read this exactly. I don't think a sequel that is more of the same platforming stuff would be that interesting, I agree.
  20. Fez 2

    The biggest disappointment I had with MI2:SE was that when you enter Woodtick you can listen to the commentary about iMuse and it gets you all psyched on iMuse and then it turns out to have one of the worst implementations of iMuse that any version of MI2 has ever had. It's almost enough to make me switch out to another version in SCUMMVM right there. When I played the special editions I kept the "classic" graphics the whole way, as they are still stunningly beautiful I agree. I don't think the new graphics are outright ugly but they are clearly, CLEARLY inferior (and sometimes outright ugly too). I keep the voice acting on when I can but I have mixed feelings about it; I loved all these voices in COMI and I think they fit the characters, but a lot of the lines feel awkward voiced (like they were never written with VO in mind). This post is about Fez 2.
  21. BioShock Infinite

    I don't think anyone is telling you to shut up. What you're experiencing here is people disagreeing with you and since you already addressed people who disagree with you directly ("for people who actually believe infinite had a good story") and dismissively (see previous quote) you might get some defensive responses (surprise). I guess I'm slightly interested in what your opinions are regarding artistic integrity and what exactly Irrational did wrong in the case of Infinite. Was it that they said something untrue in a press release once? Or is having parallel universes as a plot device such an egregiously bad decision in your opinion that you consider it a breach of integrity? I'm pretty sure I disagree with you either way but I'd like to know what specifically I'm disagreeing with.
  22. Fez 2

    I will say this: I'm going to avoid discussions of this on the internet anywhere other than here. I really don't want to read a bunch of internet people's gloating.
  23. Fez 2

    Well shit. I was really excited about Fez 2, based on absolutely nothing other than the teaser, the first game, and the statement that the new game would be completely different. It's hard for me to have an opinion on Phil and this situation, or more accurately, it's hard for me to know how much of my opinion is based on my love of the game Fez and my desire for the sequel.
  24. General Video Game Deals Thread

    Big Origin sale happening right now. I've never bought anything from Origin before and I don't normally pay attention to it. How common are sales? Is this the cheapest Mass Effect 3 will likely get in the foreseeable future? I hate buying things if I don't know when I'll get to playing them, but I know I want this game EVENTUALLY and this may be the best price it's ever gonna be. So I'm torn.