Oki Doki I beat DDS1, had to grind for a while because I couldn’t beat angel when I didn’t have resistances for everyone against their weak element yet. Fight became pretty easy though when I came back with full resistances, debilitate, and salvation.
My favorite character was Gale. I hated him at first but I thought his interaction and growth through Lupa was pretty sweet, and in the end when he was the person who ran back during the collapse to save Angel I may have allowed a single tear through. Game was a lot of fun, I don’t know if I want to start DDS2 right away though with school starting up in three days.
Also DDS had what is definitely the raddest soundtrack of any SMT game I’ve played.
(I still feel I must talk to the character designer who decided this game needed a neon purple haired character, who wears bracelets in his hair, and has a painfully exaggerated Jamaican accent.)
The character designer is no less than the franchise’s (ex?) mainstay, Kazuma Kaneko. The unusual hair colours were on purpose, to say something about the Junkyard. I won’t spoil too much, but in DDS2 you find out Cielo’s the reincarnation of a Jamaican boy connected to Sera.
There’s a reason DDS is listed under the trope One Game For The Price Of Two, hope you enjoy the 2nd part.
Amazing KK Nyarlathotep design from Persona 2 I’d never seen before aside from Pandemonium Vol. 3, so I scanned it! Really nails the black, human-like avatars of Nyarlathotep.
Yup, I love this design a lot. -w-
Loved it so much I commissioned my character cosplaying it in 2009, which NOBODY CAUGHT ON TO ;_;
Also, man I miss Beyourtruemind.net's scans repository. Was that scan better quality than ours?
You can draw battle lines all you want, but we’re all standing on dirt.
Groot was munching on a flower on “his” body.
…was Groot playing with himself?
the “IS” meaning Islamic State in this context
I wouldn’t put it past them. Always look for cracks filled with unhappy people ready to fight.
Years ago, I sincerely thought Shin Megami Tensei IV would wind up being an extension of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne’s War Of Ideologies, something like Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri: Ontology Crossfire set in the then-newly-introduced Amala multiverse.
I imagined how far SMT could go with that in order to speak about how the world works socio-politically, and the interactions between our humanity (simultaneously sacred and limiting) and the rapid expansion of cosmic knowledge / technology, in ways the human-scaled Persona series could not.
“Wow what if the next game had dozens of philosophies vying for legitimacy by claiming from a limited pool of embryonic worlds in the established multiverse?”
The SMT-IV we ultimately got turned out to be… underwhelming in various ways. I don’t have the resources/connections/influence to make a game of aforementioned scale, myself, either, so I started on a novel sometime after Strange Journey was released hoping to at least touch on those ideas.
Have you ever been to earth?
On earth, we use the word “burrito” to describe a tortilla filled with things you eat. Pretty simple stuff, and I’m surprised you at least got that part right. My burrito was, in fact, filled with food. In this, you and I agree and are friends. But this is also where my lifelong hatred begins for you and anyone else whose brain has been repeatedly scrubbed with the same mixture of bleach and Pop Rocks as yours has. Because that should have killed you, but left you around long enough to do what you did to me today. Let me explain:
You’re an idiot.
Let me further explain:
Burritos are eaten from one end to the other. So that means when you assemble a burrito with motherfucking ZONES of ingredients going that direction, you create a disgusting experience for the burrito’s end user. When you make a burrito, you should put the ingredients in layerslengthwise. That way, every bite has AT LEAST A FUCKING CHANCE of getting at least two types of ingredients, and there is little chance of becoming almost hopelessly trapped in a goddamned cilantro cavern.
Have you ever eaten one of the things you make all fucking day? You should try one. They are pretty good WHEN YOU ARE NOT WILLING YOURSELF THROUGH THE FUCKING EMPIRE OF SOUR CREAM ONLY TO END UP IN LETTUCE COUNTRY.
When you eat a burrito, you don’t stand it up and bite down on it lengthwise like a fucking Rancor. Humans can’t usually dislocate their jaws, and I’m not a fucking pelican. But you must think that’s how it’s done, since that would be THE ONLY FUCKING WAY to take a bite of your crapstrosity and have it taste like a burrito.
And guess what else, player? You probably can’t guess anything, because I’m pretty sure you’re just a mop with a hat on it that fell over and spilled some shit into a tortilla, but just in case, here’s what:
Humans also don’t eat burritos like fucking corn on the cob. Like a fucking typewriter from one end to the other a little at a time and then DING next line. But today I wish I had tried that. Because at least THEN I would be able to eat some rice, then beans, then be all like HEY BEANS I’LL BE RIGHT BACK JUST GOING OVER HERE TO THE GUACAMOLE FOR A SECOND.
My experience was more like HEY BEANS IT’S JUST GOING TO BE YOU AND I FOR A MINUTE UNTIL I CAN FUCKING EXCAVATE THE RICE FROM BENEATH YOU BUT BY THEN YOU WILL BE A FADING MEMORY OH HEY I WAS WRONG I’M IN THE FUCKING CHEESEOSPHERE NOW RICE MUST BE NEXT I HOPE IT’S NOT ANOTHER FUCKING SALSA POCKET.
You built this thing like a fucking pack of LifeSavers.
And don’t even fucking think I’m about to open this shit up and re-engineer your nonsense 90 degrees. I ALREADY PUT A HOLE IN IT WITH MY FUCKING MOUTH. YEAH. THAT’S HOW I DISCOVERED YOU FUCKING SUCK AT LOOKING AT THINGS. I AM NOT GOING TO DO FUCKING TORTILLA ORIGAMI TO GET THIS SHIT BACK TOGETHER, ONLY TO END UP WITH A BURRITO THAT’S BEEN SHOT IN THE GUT AND IS BLEEDING YOUR INEPTITUDE.
What’s that? I should ask you to mix it up first next time? IS THIS JAMBA JUICE? I DON’T WANT TO DRINK MY FUCKING BURRITO THROUGH A BENDY STRAW, AND I DON’T WANT A PILE OF BURRITO SOUP IN A FLOUR CAN.
I just want a burrito.
You’re the worst thing that has ever happened to the universe, you owe everyone everywhere an apology for this burritobomination, and I hope your babies look like monkeys.
UPDATE FOR EVERYONE WHO SAID “JUST EAT IT WITH A FORK”:
A fucking fork?
I DIDN’T ORDER THE FUCKING COBBURRITO SALAD.
If anyone ever handed me a burrito with a fork, THEY WOULD BE WEARING A BRAND NEW BURRITO HAT FROM MY FALL COLLECTION TEN SECONDS LATER.
That’s like buying a car and having them hand you a fucking wrench with the keys. Like YEAH WE KNOW THIS MOTHERFUCKER’S GOING TO EXPLODE AND BE SPREAD ACROSS EIGHT LANES AS SOON AS YOU HIT THE GAS, BUT SHIT, WE GAVE YOU A WRENCH, SO BE COOL.
Jesus already gave me two burrito forks. One at the end of each arm. They’re called fucking HANDS.
A fork. My god. I haven’t cried since I was six, but I’m fucking sobbing now.
People eat burritos with forks?
God is sorry he made us.
Women making Video Games For Charity
As many of us are aware by now, Zoe Quinn used her industry contacts to shut out The Fine Young Capitalists women’s game production competition (http://www.thefineyoungcapitalists.com/Voting) from receiving any media coverage. She even doxxed the event organizers. She has basically done all that she can to sabotage this event even though none of her accusations hold any water. In fact, as certain information has appeared regarding her own attitudes towards trans* people, she’s outright hypocritical.
Meanwhile, she takes donations for her own ‘Rebel Jam’ (http://www.rebelgamejam.com/) without providing any accountability for any of the money received As of right now, Rebel Jam does not have a start date or location - it could very well be a huge scam, which just may be the case, as the donation money goes to her personal PayPal account.
If you guys actually want to DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE and make something good out of this Zoe drama, support some female devs who are actually worthy of your respect. Restore something that she deliberately destroyed. Spread this IndieGoGo all over social media and donate whatever you can.
Support the good women in this industry. Do not let Zoe ruin our image.
Maybe I’ll get a commission of Robbie Reyes on Grim Fandango’s Bone Wagon and bugfuck crossover-