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Lucius

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Lucius last won the day on October 6 2016

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  1. True or False

    True, he does not. h3h3 is obviously the true lord and savior of YouTube that deserves to be given a platform. It's why Gnomestar (AKA biggest backstabbing scum of the Earth) gave him the golden opportunity to defend himself on the "Baited" podcast tomorrow morning! Gosh, the irony is so lethal I swear I have oxidation poisoning. The one who tweeted that another YouTuber shouldn't have a platform to defend himself is invited to defend himself by the backstabbing cunt who'd previously acted like an asshole to everyone. Only on YouTube, ladies and gents. Next person has absolutely no clue what I just said.
  2. What are you playing?

    I haven't got to the ending of DG2 yet, naturally, but the whole friendship theme of the ending just felt... oh, I don't know - incredibly stupid. It's not even funny-stupid. There was no satirical intention behind it as far as I can tell. To be clear, I don't really hate the ending; I just merely found it dull, that there's nothing to like (or really hate) about it. It wasn't insulting to my intelligence or anything because it didn't try to act like some deep, meaningful story, so there's no reason for there to be a deep, meaningful ending either. But that said, nothing to like or hate is still 0 points, if that makes sense. To be fair, when I saw the ending, I didn't know there was a sequel yet, so that might have contributed to my lack of satisfaction, because I didn't get a sense of closure. Still, I don't know if that's a good excuse for the game to end like that. Like somebody else said, this is a game where you shouldn't expect the characters to be fleshed out; but specifically because of that, it felt like I just wasted a chunk of my time with characters I didn't give a shit about, and that emptiness was just a terrible feeling that gave me literal cancer. The ending that ended with even less development to the characters was just the turd-cherry on top of a shit pile dumped in my mouth, the final insult to my game experience.
  3. What are you playing?

    I would just like to add a minor correction to my previous post - turning something serious into comedy can work. I wasn't trying to say that you have to go to extremity everytime. The problem is, when you don't have enough dosage of a single ingredient in a mixed concoction, the flavor isn't strong enough to make that ingredient appealing. More importantly, some stories work when seriousness is mixed with humor, some don't - DR, to me personally, falls under the latter. To list an example: Filthy Frank. He's a YouTuber who always likes to turn serious topics like suicide and cancer into humor. That works for me because it's so ridiculous, beyond normality and societal standards, that it's funny. DR, on the other hand, spent a good amount of its time on serious drama instead of trying to ridicule said drama in a mocking fashion. Try and remember how it tried to tackle the identity crisis issue in the story. It wasn't done in a satirical kind of way. It felt more like something mainstream, something that came out of an anime. So when you say that the anime for the third game is mainstream, I don't see much difference here. And there's also that whole "despair" business it constantly tries to sell us. The way the MC addressed the "despair" is so cliche in a "never give up" shounen hero kind of way that rather than being a satire or parody, it feels more like it's playing those cliched tropes straight. The ending of the first game is another good example of this by using what's possibly the worst anime cliche of all time: .......I honestly wish I'm joking. #WhenTheCringeIsTooStrong I think the problem with DR comes down to the style being stylistic and nothing more. Without a witty way of mocking anime cliches, when you play those tropes straight in the form of cartoonish caricatures, the result gets old very fast, because the aesthetics of that style is only appealing to your eyes, not your brain. It only looks funny, but it isn't inherently funny. There's no smart remark behind DR's caricatures. Once your eyes get used to the surface humor, that's it. I'm done laughing.
  4. What are you playing?

    Yeah, I can't argue with that. A few years ago, I might have enjoyed the simplicity behind such humor, just acting goofy and nonsensical for the sake of it. I could compare it to something like watching pre-2015 Spongebob, where the two idiots just act like idiots for the lulz, and I would laugh my ass off all day long. Buuut I guess two years can really change you, man, turning you into a bitter, hollow version of your former self as you watch Oprah and cry yourself to sleep about a wrecked marriage and ungrateful grandchildren. Honestly, being 26 is just such a wretched life. Someone kill me please. But jokes aside (I feel like I need to add a "sarcasm" tag everytime I post just to remind people the kind of poster I am), I am genuinely surprised at how fast I got tired of such silly humor. I think it has to do with my attention span, because it isn't just such brand of humor I'm tired of, but just everything else in general, from the type of anime I watch to the type of movies I like, etc. It feels like if you give me something never before seen by humanity, I'd get bored of similar 'inspirations' in about two years. It's why I've ran out of anime I would like to watch so fast, over the course of 3-4 years of anime-viewing. If you can't tell by now from my satirical posts, my favorite form of humor is pretty much absurdity. Like I said, I love hyperbole and shows that go over-the-top. But with DR, I feel like they didn't go far enough, and end up looking more goofy than absurd. Then again, keep in mind that absurd humor is something that's funny because it's something so weird that you would find it funny. But the thing about something being weird is that the weird becomes normal once you've experienced it, so whatever DR was trying to achieve, I've already seen it before and it didn't impress me. Someone new to absurd humor might get a bigger kick out of it because it's still new and fresh to him, but personally, I feel that DR's humor was pretty tame instead of surreal or something I would label as "absurd". It really doesn't help that DR tried to mix that humor with grimdark seriousness in its murders and tragedies. Like, pick a flavor - don't mix chocolate with bacon. You either go full serious or full goofy. The mixed tone here made the concoction stale and flavorless, because it's not serious enough and yet its funny is overwhelmed by the serious.
  5. When the waitress asks that you pay for something you never asked for.
  6. What are you playing?

    Oh, okay. Since the topic is going in that direction: Rhythm games suck. Filthy plebians with their P4D. Style over substance is such a subjective form of enjoyment IMO, because unlike stories with substance, the attributing factor for the audience's enjoyment comes from the kind of taste you have, not your level of intellect. With didactic stories, you could at least comprehend the message behind them and appreciate what they had to say, but with style, everyone has their own individual choice of style. Funny enough, I'm a fan of hyperbole and over-exaggerated style. I'm a fan of Gintama and WataMote, after all. But I felt like the kind of hyperbole DR was trying to reach for is the equivalent of a kindergartener shouting the Power Rangers theme song - lame and juvenile. There's no humor behind that for me. That being said, mainstream narrative does turn me off more than cheesy humor. The very meaning of "mainstream" itself denotes cliche and generic, which the DR humor already is, so cliche added on top of cliche is just bad news. I can't stand cliches. I'd probably still watch the anime regardless because of Franchise OCD. The anime's one of the reasons why I bothered to buy the second game - take that as you will.
  7. What are you playing?

    I found the ending unsatisfying. I get that it's part of a trilogy, but that ending contributed to my lack of enjoyment of the game. The main factor, however, was definitely the comedy that you got a kick out of. It didn't work for me, and I found it to be cheesy and stupid. Some of the morbid humor works, and I'm a fan of morbid humor myself, but most of it just came off as lame. The characters are shallow, and not very interesting. My 'best gurl' was the swimsuit girl whom I don't even bother to remember her name; I only like her because I'm into tomboys, and let's face it, she's hot. So, combined with a frustrating gameplay, shallow characters, a mediocre story, sub-par comedy, and an unsatisfactory cliffhanger ending, it's not difficult to see why I put off buying the second game for such a long time. In fact, even now, I'd still rather buy something like Virtue's Last Reward over Danganronpa 2 - and I haven't even played 999 yet.
  8. What did you bought today?

    It's a bit better so far (just completed Chapter 1) in terms of its story. Its gameplay, however, is still as frustrating.
  9. Digital v Physical Manga

    I don't really see the point of going through the inconvenience of holding a book in your hands as opposed to reading it on your computer. Even when you compare reading it on your iPad, the zooming function would still make it far more useful than reading it from a book, not to mention screen-capping and sharing a particular panel from the comic on the Internet. Digital just have more functions and is more useful than old paper and page. I guess you can be nostalgic about it, talking on a primetime talkshow for washed up retired 60 year old men with dementia how digital manga just lack that pungent stench of rotten paper that you cherish so much, how that 'feel' of paper makes you spasm into an orgasmic convulsion... But in my frank opinion, I think it's all rubbish and is based sentimentality with no practical reasons whatsoever. Honestly, the only real advantage physical has over digital is how you could show off to your friends your embarrassing weeaboo collection of manga, placed alongside your equally cringey waifu figurines and Naruto DVD set. Yes, DVD, not blu-ray, 'coz you're nostalgic like that and refuse to succumb to those new-age hipsters that have evolved with the times.
  10. What are you playing?

    Danganronpa 2. So tiring, the first class trial. Reminds me why I didn't like the first game very much. The logic behind the deduction seems like an ass-pull too IMO. The confession isn't too bad, I guess. Seems more well-written than those in the first game. The twists are actually more interesting this time round too. Still, I'm really considering turning the difficulty down because I really don't like this rhythm gameplay. My reaction sucks.
  11. What did you bought today?

    Danganronpa 2 on the Vita. Bought it and just finished downloading it. I have low expectations, but until I finished playing Corpse Party and Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, I don't really any other game I could buy on the Vita right now, so this is the best I could come up with for now. Fingers crossed, hope for the best, all that jazz... Thank god it's a cheap purchase.
  12. True or False

    Maybe. Next person will tell me if I'm correct.
  13. True or False

    So false it's not even funny. I couldn't even sing normal Japanese songs. Next person could sing the PPAP song.
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