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Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« Last post by Turtlekid1 on July 21, 2014, 04:51:52 PM »
To be fair, Lucina has a very good in-story reason to be similar to Marth.

Not that it isn't stupid, but it would be more justified for her than if Chrom ended up being a clone of him.

As far as voice acting goes, KI:U voice actors do have the advantage of a lot more practice in their roles than the ones for Fire Emblem, considering how much fully-voiced dialogue Pit and Palutena get in their game, compared to a sparse handful of voiced cutscenes in Awakening that is vastly outweighed by text boxes.  Which, again, does not excuse shoddy work, but there is a likely reason for it.
Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« Last post by BP on July 21, 2014, 04:44:51 PM »
I've never really played Fire Emblem.

But I have played Smash Bros. and holy crap Lucina is the worst. She's more of a Marth clone than Roy was (she shares one of his idle poses for god's sake) and isn't even visually distinct from him. It only matters if you can tell the difference from far away, but they look alike even up close, as Marth has become more and more androgynous with each Smash Bros...

The funniest thing is that Sakurai's reasoning for not putting Chrom in the game is "He'd just be another swordfighter like Marth and Ike." While I don't disagree that the roster can be oversaturated with a certain character archetype, and the one that is approaching that is swordfighters, this is just an absurd rationale to not include a non-clone when Lucina is as "like Marth" as possible.

Also, uh... The dialogue in the trailer had that anime-style stiffness to it, like I could practically hear the forced voices echoing off the unrehearsed scripts three inches in front of the actors' faces. Nowhere near as natural-sounding as the Kid Icarus characters. Kind of an extreme nitpick. But I mean, Sakurai helmed Uprising and its English voice cast was good. Really good. So, I mean, I guess I can't complain as long as the new voices hired for characters who haven't had them in their own games recently are good. And Ness can pronounce the word "Flash" this time
Forum Games / Re: You support, you lose
« Last post by bobbysq1337 on July 21, 2014, 04:20:06 PM »
pledged of $500 goal

At least the potato salad guy was going for something physicially possible, this is just sad
General Chat / Re: That carnivorous animal in your living room...
« Last post by BP on July 21, 2014, 04:19:34 PM »
Oh boy, dogs! I know some stuff about dogs! I live with five of them (in the country with lots of space for them--is it too many? Probably). Three small dogs of various total mutt status and two australian shepherds, one of whom is larger than average and the other of whom is significantly smaller. They're great, my parents and I love each of them.

As far as barking goes, one of them, incidentally the largest and the youngest, is still basically a lively puppy. He likes to bark at the other dogs to try and get them to play with him or at the cat to... get her to die of sonic damage, I guess. So we get him to stop. He's got a lot of bad tendencies that have to be punished and trained away while he's maturing, like getting into anything that's not nailed down, including things on the kitchen table and counters... but he is getting better about that. Maybe simply growing out of it.

The other four of them don't bark unless there's a probable reason: if a car is in front of the house, or pulls into the driveway, or one of the neighbors' idiot friends stops in front of their house and honks repeatedly to get attention instead of knocking on the door or something reasonable. The neighbors' two dogs bark seemingly endlessly at nothing, probably because nobody seems to pay them any attention or ever teach them not to. It's really unbelievable. But equally unbelievable is how little attention our dogs pay to their dogs' barking. They don't bark together.

If I were living somewhere else with less or no help to take care of them, I would definitely not live with five. Maximum would be two. Having grown up with dogs around my entire life, I wouldn't ever want to not have a dog, and I do think there are certain benefits to having more than one, if it's manageable to. Manageable including living space, whether or not there's a dog door and how often it's open, how much you can afford to spend on them (not just food, but also possible medical emergencies), how much time you have to groom them, and stuff like that.

I've especially grown attached to our oldest, a tiny pomeranian-terrier-chihuahua mix. Her personality is almost all pomeranian with the terrier's instinct to (futilely) hunt vermin and almost nothing especially chihuahua-like. So I'm thinking I'd stick with poms for my next dog. For most of my life it was large dogs only and I never even knew if I'd like small dogs, but I think I definitely prefer them smaller. They don't eat as much, if they require medicine they won't need as much of it, they aren't really inherently more feisty or yappy, they can't reach the table, they're much easier to take places, and can play and run and fetch just like a large dog. Even if it's a watch dog you need, you'll at least have an alarm dog, which could be enough of a deterrent on its own even if it's no bodyguard.

So yeah. I probably made it sound like a lot of chores, and it is, but it's totally rewarding. ...Dang. That made me sound like somebody's dad.
Video Game Chat / Re: Scary Video game music
« Last post by TheMightyThor on July 21, 2014, 04:16:58 PM »
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A game about a [darn] glove has no right to have music like this. And combined with the red fog and the evil laughter in the overworld...
Forum Games / Re: You support, you lose
« Last post by TheMightyThor on July 21, 2014, 04:13:35 PM »
General Chat / Re: That carnivorous animal in your living room...
« Last post by The Chef on July 21, 2014, 01:46:14 PM »
I have a dog? I had no idea!
Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« Last post by The Chef on July 21, 2014, 01:45:38 PM »
Fire Emblem characters look plain compared to Kingdom Hearts characters.
Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« Last post by Weegee on July 21, 2014, 12:49:22 PM »
At first I thought they were Kingdom Hearts characters.
Video Game Chat / Re: RIP Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
« Last post by bobbysq1337 on July 21, 2014, 12:27:18 PM »
Actually, it had more to do with GameSpy shutting down. This was pretty much out of their control.
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