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  1. Avatar Morat20 says:

    Playing Game Dev Tycoon (One day I will get an 11). And finishing Dragon Age 2.

    Pity the levels/maps annoyed me so much that I put it down years ago and never finished. The combat’s okay, but the story is fun. (I particularly enjoy the framing device using Varrik and the Seeker. That’s an idea that should be reused).Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    That soap advertised itself as being beige…..

    Now that was also one of the most 70s things I have ever seen. Kind of dirty, yet kind of squeaky clean. All the women had strangely cartoonish voices like they were trying to imitate Betty Boop if she were raised in Brooklyn.Report

    • Avatar Kolohe says:

      They are all affectations, none more so than Garr’s, but that’s Marshall’s real voice – or at least the one she always used as far as I can tell. Then again, she’s the only one actually from NooYawk.Report

  3. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    This might be more 70s. I can’t tell if Brian Eno is wearing an eyepatch for a costume’s sake or because he needed it.Report

  4. Avatar North says:

    I’m playing FTL the expansion. Pretty sweet.Report

  5. Avatar Kimmi says:

    Minigames like that are just dull.
    I do know someone who wrote a good slotmachine game —
    but it had to stand on its own two feet.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      I’ve found that JRPGs assume a higher level of tolerance for grinding than western RPGs.

      (For the record, there’s an entire casino with all kinds of games which include betting on races, betting on fights, and a cute little board game kinda game… it’s just that the rate of return for the slots is a couple orders of magnitude higher than anything else in the casino. If you want the best whip you can possibly get, you need to play the slots.)Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling says:


      • Avatar Kimmi says:

        Suikoden 2 at least had some dimension of “You can do what you want” and you didn’t need to grind EVERYTHING.Report

      • Avatar Jaybird says:

        Most of the attacks in the game target individual monsters rather than an entire group of monsters. A whip attacks every member in a particular monster group. (Now, if you want to attack every single monster in the fight, you need a boomerang… but, generally, if there’s merely a group of skeletons or whatever, a whip is sufficient to hit each one of them. It’s the difference between attacking each of five skeletons one at a time or attacking a group of five skeletons twice.)Report

      • Avatar Jaybird says:

        They need to port the Suikodens to DS, I tell you what.

        (Though Zelda: Majora’s Mask comes out next month!)Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

        Oh, a real whip 🙂 I was wondering if it was an acronym for Something Hit Something Points. There’s an “advanced” (i.e. post-1900) baseball statistic called WHIP, which stands for Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched, i.e. how many men does a pitcher put on base each inning.Report