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#1 JordanElek
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Welcome to The Off-Topic Lounge: V.8.5
(This version refers to great threads that are excellent in almost every way and whose few setbacks probably aren't too important. We highly recommend threads of this version, since they tend to be good enough to provide an enjoyable experience to fans of the particular forum and to newcomers alike.)

This should probably be v.9.0 or v.9.5, but it's in the Wii forum, so 8.5 is good enough!

The Good

  • Kind, polite people
  • Lively discussions about nothing in particular
  • Fun controls
  • Hug button

The Bad

  • At least 3 guaranteed bannings per year
  • Wandering discussions about everything specifically
  • Awkward, poorly implemented controls
  • No hug button

Rules:

1. No spamming - "Off topic" doesn't mean "random and pointless." Start a new discussion or be a part of an on-going one.

2. No trolling or flaming - If you're taking the time to read this, you're probably not a troll anyway. So just tell your friends. You know they're trolls at heart.

So have a good time, enjoy our WiiWare fireplace that didn't get reviewed, and remember, in the immortal words of Vinny Caravella...

"Good people come in fireplaces."

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#2 haziqonfire
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V8.5 ... so it begins. Another year, hopefully more lulz.
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#3 Bigboi500
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Yay I'm not a troll (since I read that)! Good to know.

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#4 JuarN18
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No Trolling? :?

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#5 snowman6251
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Not a huge fan of the new name sadly. Also just got back from Tron. Daft Punk. That is all.
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#6 commonfate
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Woot! Hiya people. Merry Christmas to all!

*Hums Christmas tunes as he plays Oracle of Ages.

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#7 WreckEm711
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I lol'd when I understood the 8.5, good show :P

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#8 Rod90
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Hahahaha, "enjoy the fireplace that didnt get a review".
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#9 haziqonfire
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[QUOTE="snowman6251"]Not a huge fan of the new name sadly. Also just got back from Tron. Daft Punk. That is all.

Yeah, the score is amazing. I love the sound track :). How'd you like the movie itself?
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#10 GabuEx
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I'm currently having trouble understanding why Final Fantasy VII was considered such a masterpiece. I mean I'm enjoying it, but on a meta level, in that I'm enjoying watching how incredibly corny and lame it is, like how people enjoy watching B movies. You know all of those supposed anime stereotypes that people like to say that are in everything anime themed and aren't really? Well, they actually are all in this game. And it has probably the worst dialog I've ever seen in a mainstream game.

God, this game is bad. It's so bad it's good, but still.

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#11 JordanElek
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I'm currently having trouble understanding why Final Fantasy VII was considered such a masterpiece. I mean I'm enjoying it, but on a meta level, in that I'm enjoying watching how incredibly corny and lame it is, like how people enjoy watching B movies. You know all of those supposed anime stereotypes that people like to say that are in everything anime themed and aren't really? Well, they actually are all in this game. And it has probably the worst dialog I've ever seen in a mainstream game.

God, this game is bad. It's so bad it's good, but still.

GabuEx
I never could understand the story really. The music and the FMV were what made me love that game.
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#12 GabuEx
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[QUOTE="GabuEx"]

I'm currently having trouble understanding why Final Fantasy VII was considered such a masterpiece. I mean I'm enjoying it, but on a meta level, in that I'm enjoying watching how incredibly corny and lame it is, like how people enjoy watching B movies. You know all of those supposed anime stereotypes that people like to say that are in everything anime themed and aren't really? Well, they actually are all in this game. And it has probably the worst dialog I've ever seen in a mainstream game.

God, this game is bad. It's so bad it's good, but still.

JordanElek

I never could understand the story really. The music and the FMV were what made me love that game.

Shinra is sucking up the planet's life force to create power and they want to find the Promised Land because Aeris is special and she can do that but then Sephiroth is like NO HAY U GUYZ DONT DO THAT and pwns some Shinra n00bs and then the ragtag band of heroes leaves Midgar to go do some **** that Christ I'm actually playing the game and I don't even know what's going on.

This game are sick.

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#13 haziqonfire
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True fact, I've never played a FF game properly. I've played some for a few minutes but thats it.
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#14 wiifan001
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THE Wiifan001 reporting. His attempts to be as freekin annoying as possible are going to be icing on that freekin cake compared to this one. Or maybe it won't... Only FF game I've ever played was My Life as a Darklord and that was a wiiware tower defense game.
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True fact, I've never played a FF game properly. I've played some for a few minutes but thats it.Haziqonfire

I never really got into the older ones, but 10 owned my life for an entire Christmas break. I would definitely recommend picking it up if you can find it or even have a PS2/BCPS3

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[QUOTE="Haziqonfire"][QUOTE="snowman6251"]Not a huge fan of the new name sadly. Also just got back from Tron. Daft Punk. That is all.

Yeah, the score is amazing. I love the sound track :). How'd you like the movie itself?

Oh the movie was fine too. For me though it was less about the plot and more about the spectacle. The way the Tron world is colored is so genius in its simplicity. For me it was really more of a light show to go along to a Daft Punk concert. Also Olivia Wilde = DAMN
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#17 roboccs
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Jordan, I like what you've done with the place.

On the FFVII conversation... i will defend the game til the end. I don't know what it is but I just love the game, and it's not the "so bad it's good" thing either. I just love the atmosphere and characters. Yeah it's cheesy and cliche, but it has some charm that keeps drawing me back in and pretty much every RPG I play I measure up to this game.

Plus, don't forget, it was made in 1997 so this type of game had not been played-out yet.

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#18 commonfate
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[QUOTE="Haziqonfire"]True fact, I've never played a FF game properly. I've played some for a few minutes but thats it.WreckEm711

I never really got into the older ones, but 10 owned my life for an entire Christmas break. I would definitely recommend picking it up if you can find it or even have a PS2/BCPS3

10 is so good. Combat is good, story is one of the best out there (in any game, not just Final Fantasy), loads of extra stuff to do at the end of the game. I loved Final Fantasy 10. Too bad X-2 didn't hold up as well.

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Speaking of FFX, anyone else on the gamefaqs game of the decade? The final four, and get this: Final Fantasy X, Fallout 3, Smash Bros Brawl, and somehow Majora's Mask :o Not that I'm really against it, but I never imagined it would get past Windwaker, alone beat Metal Gear Solid 3 and make the final four.
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#20 Jaysonguy
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It's so #*%#@* sad that I knew what he named the thread after

Goodnight everyone, I'm going to cry myself to sleep now

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#21 wiifan001
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OK! ok, I get why it's called 8.5 now.
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#22 GabuEx
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Speaking of FFX, anyone else on the gamefaqs game of the decade? The final four, and get this: Final Fantasy X, Fallout 3, Smash Bros Brawl, and somehow Majora's Mask :o Not that I'm really against it, but I never imagined it would get past Windwaker, alone beat Metal Gear Solid 3 and make the final four.wiifan001

Majora's Mask was an excellent game, far eclipsing its overrated predecessor... :P

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True fact, I've never played a FF game properly. I've played some for a few minutes but thats it.Haziqonfire
I've never played a Final Fantasy game ever. Thumbs up if you didn't either.
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[QUOTE="wiifan001"]Speaking of FFX, anyone else on the gamefaqs game of the decade? The final four, and get this: Final Fantasy X, Fallout 3, Smash Bros Brawl, and somehow Majora's Mask :o Not that I'm really against it, but I never imagined it would get past Windwaker, alone beat Metal Gear Solid 3 and make the final four.GabuEx

Majora's Mask was an excellent game, far eclipsing its overrated predecessor... :P

Don't. Freekin. Start. I've heard countless wrong opinions on the wii forum, including the last off topic forum, and I don't want to start out here dealing with hearing wrong opinions from you or anyone else.
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#25 roboccs
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Just played the Mass Effect 2 demo, it's quite long. I finished the first mission and it was to continue which is awesome. I wished it would have asked me if I wanted ot save because it wouldn't let me in-game. I need to hit the hay so I shut it off meaning I probably have to do it all over again.

Seems like it's pretty much a shooter with an involving story. I don't like shooters much but this game seems like it's more. I hate FPS but I loved Metroid Prime because of exploration and story (yes it has a story... a great story if you dig it up). This probaby is lacking exploration but the story may be able to carry the game so I'll probably get this one and hope the RPG and story aspects of the game make the shooter parts fun.

And Ocarina is the best Zelda.

And don't hate Final Fantasies cuz they're popular and have wacky fanboy following... because so does Nintendo...

Goodnight now!!

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#26 J_Ford
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Nice new thread, I think I get the 8.5 :P

Merry Christmas everyone.

My 2000th post :o

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#27 commonfate
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[QUOTE="wiifan001"]Speaking of FFX, anyone else on the gamefaqs game of the decade? The final four, and get this: Final Fantasy X, Fallout 3, Smash Bros Brawl, and somehow Majora's Mask :o Not that I'm really against it, but I never imagined it would get past Windwaker, alone beat Metal Gear Solid 3 and make the final four.GabuEx

Majora's Mask was an excellent game, far eclipsing its overrated predecessor... :P

It beat Wind Waker?

I'm very sad...

My favorite Zelda game too :(

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#28 commonfate
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Just played the Mass Effect 2 demo, it's quite long. I finished the first mission and it was to continue which is awesome. I wished it would have asked me if I wanted ot save because it wouldn't let me in-game. I need to hit the hay so I shut it off meaning I probably have to do it all over again.

Seems like it's pretty much a shooter with an involving story. I don't like shooters much but this game seems like it's more. I hate FPS but I loved Metroid Prime because of exploration and story (yes it has a story... a great story if you dig it up). This probaby is lacking exploration but the story may be able to carry the game so I'll probably get this one and hope the RPG and story aspects of the game make the shooter parts fun.

And Ocarina is the best Zelda.

And don't hate Final Fantasies cuz they're popular and have wacky fanboy following... because so does Nintendo...

Goodnight now!!

roboccs

Metroid Prime was awesome, truly one of the best titles of all time, not just the Gamecube.

Mass Effect 1 had tons of exploration and side stuff to do, I thought Mass Effect 2 just made it better :?

Fanboys are everywhere, but for some reason Final Fantasy seems to get the worst of it :P

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#29 bob_newman
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I, for one, very much enjoyed the thread's title.

Good job, sir. Good job indeed.

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#30 darksongbird
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[QUOTE="GabuEx"]

I'm currently having trouble understanding why Final Fantasy VII was considered such a masterpiece. I mean I'm enjoying it, but on a meta level, in that I'm enjoying watching how incredibly corny and lame it is, like how people enjoy watching B movies. You know all of those supposed anime stereotypes that people like to say that are in everything anime themed and aren't really? Well, they actually are all in this game. And it has probably the worst dialog I've ever seen in a mainstream game.

God, this game is bad. It's so bad it's good, but still.

JordanElek

I never could understand the story really. The music and the FMV were what made me love that game.

I agree with Jordan (except for the most part, I followed the story somewhat solidly). But upon *initial* watching of the game (my cousin rented it even though he's not into RPGs like that) I was most impressed with the cutscenes and the graphics which were great at that time. After a while I started really liking the characters too but that was mostly after I played it myself. I realize this game isn't gonna be everyone's cup of tea but if I hadn't played it out so much way back when, I could still go back and play it because it's that great of a game. I'd give it about an 8.5/10. It's my favorite Final Fantasy game that I've played (I either played VII or III first, I'm not sure but like them both).

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#31 snowman6251
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I'm guessing the 8.5 is referencing a review score but I don't know which one. Anyone care to enlighten me?
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#32 starwarsjunky
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reading jordan's last post in the old lounge, apparently i got a wart? i are confused...
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#33 GabuEx
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I'm guessing the 8.5 is referencing a review score but I don't know which one. Anyone care to enlighten me?snowman6251

All of them, really.

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Don't. Freekin. Start. I've heard countless wrong opinions on the wii forum, including the last off topic forum, and I don't want to start out here dealing with hearing wrong opinions from you or anyone else.wiifan001

I don't think OoT is the best Zelda either.

My favourites are Majora's Mask and Wind Waker. lol.

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#35 dtno132
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a new one? what's the occasion? blah, its been a while since ive ever been on the forum, i still feel so lost. D: never really REALLY posted in an OT thread... how do you guys do this? lol
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#36 roboccs
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I wasn't sure what review was being referred to either, I first guessed DKCR, then I realized that aside from SMG 1-2, pretty much any good wii game has a default rating of 8.5 if I'm not mistaken.

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#38 DDRMom
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JordanElek wrote in the old thread...

"I usually do a year-in-review post before I make the new thread, but I just skimmed through the first couple of pages of this thread and spotted the word "clicketyclick" several times and decided that I'm too lazy to do a year-in-review post. I think I was too lazy last year, too..... 8800 posts is a lot!

So what do you guys remember from this year? Off the top of my head, I remember HipYoungster got banned and bob stopped posting as much and DDRMom almost stopped posting completely thanks to Jason but still visits sometimes to warm our hearts and something about baseball and something about the PS3 and starwarsjunky got a wart and then Canada and then I'm lazy.

The end. Next."

Hope it's ok that I copied this from the other thread, I didn't get a chance to answer before it was locked.

I miss seeing click's posts, I may not have always agreed with her but she always gave me something to think about. Of course having another woman post is always nice as well. :)

FTR I didn't stop posting because of Jason...well maybe a tiny bit because of him :P Things got hectic for me in the fall, I started looking for a job, got sidetracked when I found a lump in my thyroid and then my Dad got sick and was put in the hospital. Dad passed away November 30. Needless to say I haven't been following gaming as much nor getting a lot of time to play, adult life has intruded into my reality. I'm getting...I mean the kids are getting some new games (GoldenEye, Wii Party, UDraw & Dood's Big Adventure, DKCR and if I can find it the Mario collection) so that will keep me busy for a while.

Other notables from last year's thread... pokemon, Madden, anime, football, Danger_Ranger, sports games, Jason's xbox fanaticism, pokemon & anime. :)

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#39 starwarsjunky
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starwarsjunky got a wart DDRMom
i wanna know what this means :cry: :P
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#40 DDRMom
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[QUOTE="DDRMom"] starwarsjunky got a wart starwarsjunky
i wanna know what this means :cry: :P

I copied it from the other thread. Did you get a wart?
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[QUOTE="starwarsjunky"][QUOTE="DDRMom"] starwarsjunky got a wart DDRMom
i wanna know what this means :cry: :P

I copied it from the other thread. Did you get a wart?

yeah i saw his post in the other. and no i didnt. which is why i'm so confused. :(
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#42 Hungry_Homer111
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On the topic of Final Fantasy games, I've played 2 of them, the original and 4 DS, but I still haven't finished either of them. I do like what I've played of them so far though, especially with 4 DS. I really want to go back and finish it sometime, especially since I think I'm pretty close to the end of the game.
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#43 haziqonfire
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LOL. The wart mystery continues...
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#44 starwarsjunky
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[QUOTE="Haziqonfire"]LOL. The wart mystery continues...

*hunts down jordan, demanding an answer
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#45 haziqonfire
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Don't worry, I solved it:

You DID have a wart. WHY ARE YOU HIDING THINGS FROM US? :(

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#46 snowman6251
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You DID have a wart. WHY ARE YOU HIDING THINGS FROM US? :(

Haziqonfire

It's a twist!

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#47 haziqonfire
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Ew. You know a movie is bad whenever he is involved lol.

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#48 starwarsjunky
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Don't worry, I solved it:

You DID have a wart. WHY ARE YOU HIDING THINGS FROM US? :(

Haziqonfire

i'm so confused...

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#49 starwarsjunky
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oh, you mean THIS wart? *pulls down pants*
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#50 haziqonfire
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[QUOTE="Haziqonfire"]

Don't worry, I solved it:

You DID have a wart. WHY ARE YOU HIDING THINGS FROM US? :(

starwarsjunky

i'm so confused...

You wrote it! Unless ... that day ... it wasn't you. Maybe it was startrekjunky - Your evil twin.