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Someone Explain Fire Emblem to Me

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Nov 29 2016 · 103 views

I get the basic principle of the game, it's basically a more advanced chess match. But anything beyond that is eluding me.

I've been able to struggle most of my way through some if Awakening but I've hit a point where I got stuck and put it down, and am hoping to pick it up after I'm willing to remove Pokemon from my system.

It might be worth noting that I don't generally play turn based strategy games.

So, any tips?


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NieR: CLEAR!

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Nov 21 2016 · 57 views

I really don't know how to feel about this one. On one hand the story is really interesting and super depressing, both things I enjoy, on the other hand, the gameplay seemed to go out of its way to do nearly everything wrong. From a leveling system that makes no sense, to save points being in the exact wrong places and dungeons that lock you in with few recovery options and a bunch of generic RPG stuff that seemed tacked on with little benefit.

But the story, world building, characters and music was all so fantastic it almost makes trudging through the gameplay worth it.


Not to say there weren't redeeming qualities there, some of the dungeons had interesting ideas. The dream sequences where pretty cool. I actually liked the perspective changes, though some of the magic attacks controlled poorly in top down mode.

Did I mention the music was fantastic? Also Kaine, definitely Kaine.

But with Platinum working on the sequel I have high hopes. Hopefully it won't disappoint. Because that's really the main reason I tried this one.


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There's Probably A Lesson Somewhere

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Nov 11 2016 · 157 views

Continuing on a fairly recent blog entry of mine dealing with the young lady at the restaurant, it would appear that she no longer works there.

This is not the first time this has happened, though usually my reaction is of relief that I don't have to deal with it anymore. This time I'm a bit dissapointed.

I know it's my own fault, but I just can't seem to do anything about it for a mess of reasons. I thought maybe I could do it this time.

Probably the biggest one is my inability to drive, and I don't want to have to explain that to someone before I even really have a chance to meet them. And I feel like that might be an issue.

Ugh. I really don't know how to deal with this.


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Go Vote

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Nov 08 2016 · 100 views
Johnson/Weld, Vote, Election
Today's the day, so if you are registered to vote, I strongly urge you to go make your voice heard.

And if you're voting third party, don't listen to those who tell you it's a wasted Vote, it's not.


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Nintendo Switch

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Oct 20 2016 · 81 views

Speaking as somebody who is tied up in the public transit system for a minimum 3 hours on weekdays this looks absolutely fantastic.

If you haven't seen it:


Most of my concerns lie with built in software and how all of that works and if Nintendo has finally decided to join this decade with it's online features, but I'm sure we'll hear more on that.

But I'm pretty hyped.


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On Preordering Video Games

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Sep 27 2016 · 194 views

I don't understand the justifications my friends come up with for continually doing this. I was playing Destiny with my friend and one of his friends and he mentioned that he almost finished paying off his pre-order for GOW4. When I asked him what he would do if that was a bad decision and it was a dud. He nonchalantly said he would trade it in. When I mentioned waiting for reviews, his freind, in a defensive, sort of offended tone stated reviews don't matter and you should decide for yourself weather you like it.

I mean, that's fine, I guess, but I think you should at least wait to see that the game isn't broken.

My friend also defended the AC game that launched a few years ago, stating that it was a new console and they didn't know how to work with it. One would wonder why they where willing to release the game and block reviews until after release. No, they knew exactly what they where doing.

And we wonder why we get so many broken games....


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Metroid Prime: CLEAR!

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Sep 06 2016 · 122 views

That took far longer then it should have... great game though. Despite it being a decade old it still looks really good, if maybe a bit outdated. Things like missiles exploding and seeing Samus's face reflected in the visor where really nice touches.

On to Metroid Prime: Echoes!


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Super Metroid: Clear!

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Aug 27 2016 · 121 views

This one took far too long. Really, really great game. Brought me back to when I played Zero Mission as a kid.

Next up: Prime! If I can get through that omega pirate...


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I Have a Serious Question

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Aug 23 2016 · 298 views

Okay, so I'm seeing if I can't get a second opinion that's in no way connected to my personal life.

OK, so a little less then a month ago I was at a local restaurant with my family for my father's birthday. When I went up to order the young lady who took it made note that she saw me there often, (which is true) and asked for my name. (She also gave me hers but I was kind of panicking at this point and I can't actually remember it.) Now, my family is convinced that she was flirting with me.

Based on my expierience being on both sides of customer service, I would not consider this normal practice, but my question to you is: at the very least, is that a reasonable assumption? My gut tells me that it's not, and even if it is a reasonable assumption I wouldn't know how to handle the situation, as it just feels fundamentally wrong to put somebody in that situation while at work.

Anyway, I know that's a weird question to ask here, but it's been bugging me for weeks and I thought putting it here might allow me to vent it out and also get a second opinion. Feel free to move right along if you have nothing to say.


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I Got a Four Player Revive with Mercy!

Posted by ~Shockwave~ , Aug 10 2016 · 127 views



You can't hear it in the video as it's recorded from the main menu and not in game, but the rest of my team was singing praise for that.

I'm really proud of this moment. (It's even better that I got to spite a Junkrat because the amount of times a Junkrat player has burned their ult to hunt me down and kill me is just really too high.)

Oh hey, look there's my mouse. Can't fix it now...






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