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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1740 on: October 20, 2016, 09:19:53 AM »
Final Fantasy X was the first one to have voice acting which is why it's so shit (the voice acting).

that game is amazing though so definitely stick with it. personally i found the story a bit weird and all over the place but only criticism i have of that game.

Tidus is one of the worst characters ever written but that didn't stop me from buying 5 copies of the game and getting one signed by the dude who did the majority of ff music up until 10.
12 is decent too. Can't wait for the hd update since I had to leave my ps2 back in canada :C 15 is gunna blow tho. I can feel it's suckage wafting over here from Japan already.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1741 on: October 20, 2016, 09:38:03 AM »
Final Fantasy X was the first one to have voice acting which is why it's so shit (the voice acting).

that game is amazing though so definitely stick with it. personally i found the story a bit weird and all over the place but only criticism i have of that game.


I've heard that same criticism of one of my favorite games: Chrono Cross  :laugh:
I'm still interested enough to keep playing, I just keep shaking my head at Tidus  :lipsrsealed: The rest of the crew so far, I'm fine with.

Tidus is one of the worst characters ever written but that didn't stop me from buying 5 copies of the game and getting one signed by the dude who did the majority of ff music up until 10.
12 is decent too. Can't wait for the hd update since I had to leave my ps2 back in canada :C 15 is gunna blow tho. I can feel it's suckage wafting over here from Japan already.

You have an autograph from Nobuo Uematsu?!?!  :huh: :shocked: :huh: Super jelly!!! The only thing that could top that in my mind would be having an autographed soundtrack of Chrono Cross from Yasunori Mitsuda.  :cry: I think I would legit cry if I ever met him (though probably afterwards)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1742 on: October 20, 2016, 09:51:47 AM »
Final Fantasy X was the first one to have voice acting which is why it's so shit (the voice acting).

that game is amazing though so definitely stick with it. personally i found the story a bit weird and all over the place but only criticism i have of that game.


I've heard that same criticism of one of my favorite games: Chrono Cross  :laugh:
I'm still interested enough to keep playing, I just keep shaking my head at Tidus  :lipsrsealed: The rest of the crew so far, I'm fine with.

Tidus is one of the worst characters ever written but that didn't stop me from buying 5 copies of the game and getting one signed by the dude who did the majority of ff music up until 10.
12 is decent too. Can't wait for the hd update since I had to leave my ps2 back in canada :C 15 is gunna blow tho. I can feel it's suckage wafting over here from Japan already.

You have an autograph from Nobuo Uematsu?!?!  :huh: :shocked: :huh: Super jelly!!! The only thing that could top that in my mind would be having an autographed soundtrack of Chrono Cross from Yasunori Mitsuda.  :cry: I think I would legit cry if I ever met him (though probably afterwards)

He did one of those Distant World concerts on a super small scale at a convention in Montreal? Ottawa? I forget where but he sis a signing before it so I had to be there :P But I actually also had an awkward elevator ride with him too cuz he was staying in the same hotel and got in with just me and his security dude. We gave each other awkward nods and stood in silence. I didn't know what to say to him and I was in a skimpy fem Jecht cosplay so it was awkward as hell XD

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1743 on: October 20, 2016, 10:27:00 AM »
Final Fantasy X was the first one to have voice acting which is why it's so shit (the voice acting).

that game is amazing though so definitely stick with it. personally i found the story a bit weird and all over the place but only criticism i have of that game.

I hated the characters (except Auron), storyline, sphere grid, no world map!, and the combat system. I much prefer ATB. There are some enjoyable things in 10 - I loved the monster arena and the temples where you get the summons are neat - I especially liked how you need to open all the special chests to get Anima. I thought that was an interesting way to get a summon.

Last night I started playing Final Fantasy X for the first time. All was going well until...

The voice acting. I kind of hate it and wish there were an option to completely turn it off.  :lipsrsealed:

I'm a huge fan of Final Fantasy, but 10 is one of my least favourites (up there with 9). The only character I like is Auron, and the summon Anima is awesome, but I don't really like much else about it. Mostly because for me personally, I have to like the main character of a FF game; if I don't like the main character, I generally don't enjoy the game haha.

So far I've played 1, 4, 6, and 7. I got into all but the first very quickly. I'm totally with you on needing to like the main character-- so far I just find Tidus kinda annoying :/ Like I'm sure his heart is in the right place and whatever but his voice and personality so far... ehh. If he were a silent protagonist, I'd be much happier lol

I haven't played much of 1 yet - whenever I fire it up to play, the moment I start I get busy with something and have to turn it off. 4, I have a save near the end, but haven't killed the last boss. I need to grind a bit more, but can't be bothered. :P
7 is my all-time favourite game, but 6 is pretty decent too.

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« Reply #1744 on: October 20, 2016, 10:28:52 AM »
Final Fantasy X was the first one to have voice acting which is why it's so shit (the voice acting).

that game is amazing though so definitely stick with it. personally i found the story a bit weird and all over the place but only criticism i have of that game.

Tidus is one of the worst characters ever written but that didn't stop me from buying 5 copies of the game and getting one signed by the dude who did the majority of ff music up until 10.
12 is decent too. Can't wait for the hd update since I had to leave my ps2 back in canada :C 15 is gunna blow tho. I can feel it's suckage wafting over here from Japan already.

I'd love to meet Nobuo Uematsu. I've never had a chance to go to one of the distant worlds concerts he often does. As they never seem to go close to NZ :(
I'm super Jelly. Strawberry flavoured to be exact. :P

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« Reply #1745 on: October 20, 2016, 10:35:46 AM »
Final Fantasy X was the first one to have voice acting which is why it's so shit (the voice acting).

that game is amazing though so definitely stick with it. personally i found the story a bit weird and all over the place but only criticism i have of that game.

Tidus is one of the worst characters ever written but that didn't stop me from buying 5 copies of the game and getting one signed by the dude who did the majority of ff music up until 10.
12 is decent too. Can't wait for the hd update since I had to leave my ps2 back in canada :C 15 is gunna blow tho. I can feel it's suckage wafting over here from Japan already.

I'd love to meet Nobuo Uematsu. I've never had a chance to go to one of the distant worlds concerts he often does. As they never seem to go close to NZ :(
I'm super Jelly. Strawberry flavoured to be exact. :P
One of these days you'll get there :0 until then just listen to The Black Mages. I prefer that to the distant worlds stuff. Who doesn't want screeching guitar solos in ff music!?

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« Reply #1746 on: October 20, 2016, 10:39:38 AM »
personally i liked the sphere grid hehe. some of the characters were pretty forgettable but i liked Rikku and Yuna. i much prefer the CTB battle system over the ATB, since i find the CTB battles to be a lot more strategic. you can really think about and plan your moves.

Final Fantasy 15 looks amazing though, not sure why so many people are hating on it. i'm not convinced about the battle system, would have preferred one of the more traditional ones but apparently it's very similar to Kingdom Hearts and people say the battle system in that is great so gonna have to wait and play it myself before i judge.

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« Reply #1747 on: October 20, 2016, 10:43:16 AM »
I haven't played much of 1 yet - whenever I fire it up to play, the moment I start I get busy with something and have to turn it off. 4, I have a save near the end, but haven't killed the last boss. I need to grind a bit more, but can't be bothered. :P
7 is my all-time favourite game, but 6 is pretty decent too.

Hah! I was on the moon in 4 and probably at or near the final boss but then my SNES died so I haven't gone back since  :cry: Since then I've gotten the port for PS1 and the remake for 3DS but haven't returned to it yet. I really enjoyed 4 and 6 and 7 are great but I'm reserving judgement for a favorite until I've at least played most FFs through 10.  ^^

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« Reply #1748 on: October 20, 2016, 10:49:36 AM »
personally i liked the sphere grid hehe. some of the characters were pretty forgettable but i liked Rikku and Yuna. i much prefer the CTB battle system over the ATB, since i find the CTB battles to be a lot more strategic. you can really think about and plan your moves.

Final Fantasy 15 looks amazing though, not sure why so many people are hating on it. i'm not convinced about the battle system, would have preferred one of the more traditional ones but apparently it's very similar to Kingdom Hearts and people say the battle system in that is great so gonna have to wait and play it myself before i judge.

I think ATB still allows the level of strategy as CTB, but you have to think on your feet more, which is the reason I like it more; also, it makes the flow of battle seem a tad more real.

I agree, FF15 looks visually amazing! I can't wait to give it a try.
I love kingdom hearts as well, even if I do hate the AI'd controlled party at times. :P

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« Reply #1749 on: October 20, 2016, 10:50:21 AM »
I haven't played much of 1 yet - whenever I fire it up to play, the moment I start I get busy with something and have to turn it off. 4, I have a save near the end, but haven't killed the last boss. I need to grind a bit more, but can't be bothered. :P
7 is my all-time favourite game, but 6 is pretty decent too.

Hah! I was on the moon in 4 and probably at or near the final boss but then my SNES died so I haven't gone back since  :cry: Since then I've gotten the port for PS1 and the remake for 3DS but haven't returned to it yet. I really enjoyed 4 and 6 and 7 are great but I'm reserving judgement for a favorite until I've at least played most FFs through 10.  ^^

Also, strawberry jelly is the best jelly.

Yeah it is! is anyone else craving jelly now? :P

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« Reply #1750 on: October 20, 2016, 10:53:14 AM »
personally i liked the sphere grid hehe. some of the characters were pretty forgettable but i liked Rikku and Yuna. i much prefer the CTB battle system over the ATB, since i find the CTB battles to be a lot more strategic. you can really think about and plan your moves.

Final Fantasy 15 looks amazing though, not sure why so many people are hating on it. i'm not convinced about the battle system, would have preferred one of the more traditional ones but apparently it's very similar to Kingdom Hearts and people say the battle system in that is great so gonna have to wait and play it myself before i judge.

I'm skeptical because I don't like the direction Square Enix has been going in lately. 13 was a huge jump back in gameplay compared to 12 which I LOVED gameplay-wise, the plot blew tho. I just don't want another slightly interactive movie with a billion unwanted sequels. Don't get me wrong, I'm still gunna buy every FF branded game just to keep my collection complete and I'll play it through so I can judge it fairly but I have super low expectations.

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« Reply #1751 on: October 20, 2016, 12:04:01 PM »
And so it begins;

CT: What are the topics for camp?
Me: Not a clue, haven't thought about it yet. When do you need it by?
CT: Today.
Me: Sorry, can't be done. I'll let you know next Wednesday.

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« Reply #1752 on: October 20, 2016, 12:12:01 PM »
I haven't played much of 1 yet - whenever I fire it up to play, the moment I start I get busy with something and have to turn it off. 4, I have a save near the end, but haven't killed the last boss. I need to grind a bit more, but can't be bothered. :P
7 is my all-time favourite game, but 6 is pretty decent too.

Hah! I was on the moon in 4 and probably at or near the final boss but then my SNES died so I haven't gone back since  :cry: Since then I've gotten the port for PS1 and the remake for 3DS but haven't returned to it yet. I really enjoyed 4 and 6 and 7 are great but I'm reserving judgement for a favorite until I've at least played most FFs through 10.  ^^

Also, strawberry jelly is the best jelly.

Yeah it is! is anyone else craving jelly now? :P
I'm more of a raspberry fan myself, but my bf's friend brought back a passionfruit basil jelly from Vietnam for me and it's strangely good.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1753 on: October 20, 2016, 12:12:33 PM »
And so it begins;

CT: What are the topics for camp?
Me: Not a clue, haven't thought about it yet. When do you need it by?
CT: Today.
Me: Sorry, can't be done. I'll let you know next Wednesday.
BLAAARRGGGHHHHHHH. Why?

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« Reply #1754 on: October 20, 2016, 12:16:37 PM »
And so it begins;

CT: What are the topics for camp?
Me: Not a clue, haven't thought about it yet. When do you need it by?
CT: Today.
Me: Sorry, can't be done. I'll let you know next Wednesday.
I just straight up don't understand that mindset.

I am so thankful I never really had to deal with that nonsense. At my first school, the other contract English KT was in charge and basically just wanted me to help out, and my second school didn't make me turn in any plans of anything.

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« Reply #1755 on: October 20, 2016, 12:40:10 PM »
+1

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1756 on: October 20, 2016, 12:54:09 PM »
personally i liked the sphere grid hehe. some of the characters were pretty forgettable but i liked Rikku and Yuna. i much prefer the CTB battle system over the ATB, since i find the CTB battles to be a lot more strategic. you can really think about and plan your moves.

Final Fantasy 15 looks amazing though, not sure why so many people are hating on it. i'm not convinced about the battle system, would have preferred one of the more traditional ones but apparently it's very similar to Kingdom Hearts and people say the battle system in that is great so gonna have to wait and play it myself before i judge.

I wish they would bring back the Overkill system from Final Fantasy X.  I loved having a motive to use the most powerful attack I have to kill something small like a bird or a plant.  It felt like being able to do a supermove  finish from Marvel Vs Capcom but in an RPG.

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« Reply #1757 on: October 20, 2016, 01:19:59 PM »
not really a rant but prob the best place to put this.

during lunch time i'll often cut in the line, in front of the students, because there isn't a separate serving station for staff at my school and i'll be damned if i'm waiting 20 minutes to get my lunch behind a bunch of students.

the principal is usually in the cafeteria already when i finish class and have lunch, and always gives me dirty looks when i do this. today the following exchange went down:

PRINCIPAL: *says something in korean to coteacher*
COTEACHER: principal says you must wait in line behind the students to get your lunch.
ME: but i am older, and i am a teacher. they are younger and they are students. according to korean culture, i should go first in line
COTEACHER: *translates in korean to the principal* *principal answers back*
COTEACHER: principal says that in korea we care about the children so much, and they are very important, so they must eat the lunch first.
ME: oh, is that why middle and high school students here never give up their seats on the bus or subway for old people? because children are more important than old people?
COTEACHER: *translates in korean to the principal*
PRINCIPAL: *gives me a look of 1,000 daggers*

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« Reply #1758 on: October 20, 2016, 01:28:05 PM »
Is this elementary school? At my middle schools, the students let the teachers go first even if we come to the cafeteria after them. At my elementary schools, we generally get in line behind the children and don't cut ahead unless the kiddos are busy washing their hands.

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« Reply #1759 on: October 20, 2016, 01:33:35 PM »
yup, elementary school.

and nope i'm not going to wait in line behind the kids. they are given far too much power in the schools already.