December 17th, 2015 4:43 PMAstinus
Is that emoticon going to become a "thing" now? :[
December 16th, 2015 1:27 PMbobandbill
I hope you had a great birthday, Astinus!
December 12th, 2015 1:54 AMbobandbill
Yay for finding a game! I haven't played Harvest Moon nor Rune Factory, although I have heard of those games. Adventure Island 2 rings... a very vague bell name-wise. Probably know of it from my friend who knows a heck of a lot about games.
I think the PLxAA game released a year or two ago. Here it's still remained at a high full price every time I had seen it. AA games are also good for their story and characters. Every so often Capcom does do eshop sales and they have the AA trilogy (first three games) as an option, so that's something to consider. I'm fine with puzzle ans will likely go for completionist for that game. =)
That gif is amusing and I can see why it reminds you of that story, haha. That was a fun one to write.
December 10th, 2015 6:01 PMAstinus
It was a good thing that you told me about checking the 3DS eShop when you did. Because while I didn't find SMT4, I did find Rune Factory 4 on sale, and bought that because I wanted to try the series. I've been a fan of Harvest Moon (which is the farming side of Rune Factory) since the first GameBoy game, and Rune Factory combines that with an RPG system with stats.
I just haven't played it yet because I also bought Adventure Island 2 on the Virtual Console, and that's a game that I've been trying to get through for years. So it's easier now with save states.
I'm surprised I haven't heard more about the Professor Layton/Ace Attorney game yet! That was so hyped up when it was announced. Now, I didn't even know it was released. I haven't played any Ace Attorney games (heh), but I have played the first three Professor Layton games. The stories are really the best part about those games. If you're going to go for a completionist run of them, then prepare yourself for a lot of puzzles. But I do recommend them just for the stories.
Also, I saw this and thought of a story you wrote once, speaking of Ace Attorney.
November 30th, 2015 8:48 PMbobandbill
That very thing had came to mind when you mentioned you were playing it and liked the fourth wall breaking and humour. I had to not-spoil it, haha.
Of late, it's been a turn-based game called Shin Megami Tensei 4, because my friend was playing it and seemed to enjoy it, and it was on sale for $13 in the eshop, incredibly cheap for a full-length 3ds title here. And it is pretty long! It's also hard (or maybe just more unforgiving at times and at others just dumb-luck hard), and weird. Maybe somewhere halfway through it rn.
It has demons which you summon in battles (or otherwise fight) and to get them on your side you have to... talk to them and play random q&a games mid-battle. If they like your answers and you give them some stuff, they'll join you, if not they'll murder you. And sometimes you give them stuff and they'll just bugger off! They're very rude. =( And you can fuse them to make stronger demons. It's fun overall. Idk if it's dirt cheap over there (or has been).
Before that I re-beat Shovel Knight (it has a free dlc mode which is basically another take on the game with a different character and playstyle!) which is very fun imo. 2D platforming with a lot of dying involved and fantastic music. And before that was the Majora's Mask remake, which was also good fun.
My next game on the 3DS will be the Professor Layton/Ace Attorney crossover game which i got from some friends as a belated birthday present! I've played every other Ace Attorney game and certainly recommend those. Haven't played any PL games though.
November 30th, 2015 7:07 PMAstinus
Oh god, I snorted in laughter. :[
Also, thank you for not spoiling me about one of the fights in chapter seven of SPM. It's the one with the Underchompers, where the battle screen looks like an old-school RPG. I enjoyed it so much, and I'm glad that I could discover it on my own!
Speaking of gaming, what have you been playing on the 3DS? I need some on-the-go games myself and am always up for suggestions.
November 29th, 2015 11:32 PMbobandbill
Woo! Well done!
Also well done in getting more written and edited as well!
Super busy is right. At least a lot was the good kind of busy! It has meant rather little playing of M&L on my Wii U, been more on-the-go 3DS gameplay instead. I may try and play a bit more before Xenoblade X comes out this weekend and consumes my life. :V
Pokemon symphony was really good! Quite enjoyed it. A couple song choices were not what I expected but I was quite glad for others.
Observing was done with a radio telescope through my laptop! Clouds were fine for the frequency we used, although storms less so (too strong winds require the telescope to stow :<). But we didn't have too many interruptions. I had a look at the data from my bonus observing and now can say I have a tentative confirmation of a tentative detection! :V (I'm more positive than that however, haha).
Bowser is great for hurting stuff in the game, haha. Especially with stat boosts for boss battles. =)
November 29th, 2015 5:10 PMAstinus
Marcin I'm telling you because you're like the only one that cares but I finished my big fanfic project that I've been working on for two years!
I really just needed some time off from work to figure out the last five scenes, and I scribbled out the first three. The last two were still giving me trouble, so I went back and started editing older chapters.
And then wrote four pages of the next big project.
But today, I just sat down and powered through those last two scenes. And now they are done!
Also, your month sounds like it was super-busy. Though a part of me is jealous that you got to go to the Pokemon symphony and got to do some more observing. On the few nights that I have the time to go outside with a telescope, it's either really cold or cloudy.
I did like chapter six of SPM, mainly because of the motif of the world. Though the kind-of boss rush did get annoying, but was easy thanks to Bowser. I haven't had the time to play anymore though.
November 19th, 2015 6:32 PMbobandbill
You and me! My busy month became very very busy and only now I'll have time-no wait I won't because weekend doing stuff with friends as belated birthday/post-exam celebrations. Including going to a Pokemon orchestra concert. :B
Part of my busy-ness was self-inflicted because I applied for bonus observing and got it with a telescope despite already helping out, so I went to ~24 hours of observing or semi-active 'back-up' observing out of 48 hours. :V And then there was a hailstorm at the place I was housesitting and hence cleaned up after, then a conference, then a workshop... and that's just the last 7 days, I was busy before that too. All the busy.
Bugger about the words not coming with your remaining scenes. Good luck with forcing them out! If you haven't yet maybe just put those plans for those scenes to paper and if so flesh them out slowly with more detailed dot-points?
Cool with SPM. Yeah, Luigi talks in TTYD as well (and is pretty darn amusing actually with that). In Sticker Star he's purely background just as a 'find him' challenge in specific levels, which is less entertaining... But here he has the whole Mr. L thing going on too! M&L gibberish is amusing to listen to, as well as how he says 'thunder!'... I also like how he strikes a pose when using that power, heh.
And what did you make of chapter 6!?! (I think I'm remembering the numbers correctly anyway). (!?!?!?)
November 18th, 2015 5:16 PMAstinusQuote:How goes your writing?
I have five more scenes to write and then I'm done with my current project. Just five more scenes where I already know which characters are involved, what they talk about, what they think about, and where they go. And yet the words won't come. I've been getting this kind of block on the project while working on the last few chapters. I would say that I don't want it to end, but I've already started on the first chapter of the sequel.
In the meanwhile, I finished Chapter 6 of SPM and am in the middle of Chapter 7. Luigi just joined the team! I think the weirdest thing about Luigi in SPM is the fact that he has actual dialogue. In the Mario & Luigi games, he talks in the same gibberish as Mario does.
November 6th, 2015 7:46 PMbobandbill
Cheers! Nice emote there btw, haha.
It was a bit weird that chapter 4 turned into a shooter level at times, but it was still enjoyable, haha. Chapter 5 is alright too, but I prefer Chapter 6. It has a particularly neat theme for the place's location. =) Meanwhile haven't played much M&L past week but I am in the university now. I was also pleasantly surprised to see E. Gadd pop up, complete with Luigi Mansion ghost, vacuum cleaner and music!
Nano goes slowly. Had a busier start to the month than expected, and not much writing done at all on the days I do uni and karate. And then with birthday I had dinner with friends and all so that took time out. :V Still, if I get 20,000, maybe 30,000 words in the month I'll be pretty happy. I'll try and hit the target today at any rate with a mixture of my main story and then some drabbles before I judge some sppf contest fics. [I should totally count words written for those reviews. :V]
My project is an original story which I'm still figuring out but I have managed to make some sense of prior to Nano starting. The setting is an unstable world in which plotholes can grow and wreck with logic, but there's a company whose entire business is to resolve these glitches and keep things going more or less. Anyway, one day a guy decides to try and write a story and ends up getting help for it, but said help ends up wrecking stuff badly in the world. :V Going with a bunch of different characters in telling the story. And that's a suitably vague summary!
How goes your writing? Also your avatar is hella cute.
November 6th, 2015 5:57 PMAstinus
Also, I played some more of SPM, and found chapter 4 to be my favorite chapter (so far). It took place in space! And Squirps was amazing! And I got to float around and shoot things! I'm in the middle of chapter 5 now.
How's NaNo going? I haven't heard much about your project for it, so I'm excited to see what it's about.
October 30th, 2015 5:35 PMbobandbill
I have not. *googles* Interesting... not much info on wiki nor imbd on it though.
I know there are a pair of composers who call themselves Bob and Bill. Not sure if they or I came up with the names first. =p
Also, started playing M&L: Superstar Saga a week ago! I'm currently in Chucklehuck Woods.
October 30th, 2015 4:10 PMAstinus
Have you heard of the film from the 1920s called "The Adventures of Bob and Bill"?