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Postby shinygerbil » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:26 pm

Yes, because if you speak a language natively, this means that you have a complete and perfect knowledge of every single word, as well as its meaning and also its spelling.


xyzyxx wrote:Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is quite good. If you enjoyed the first two games in the series, this third one is pretty much more of the same, with greatly updated graphics.


These lo-fi 3D graphics are a PET PEEVE of mine. The DS can not do them well enough. Didn't like it with Dragon Quest, don't like it in Golden Sun. Thanks to the DS's low resolution, and the even worse texture resolution, any kind of closeup just fails. Not to mention, movement feels strangely imprecise; I'd much rather some good-looking 2D sprites on a grid. Call me old-fashioned but I don't like having to spend ages trying to position myself correctly in order to successfully take a herb from a wooden barrel.

Oh, and it's A HERB, not AN HERB.

Other than that, I'm enjoying it a fair amount. :P
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Postby xyzyxx » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:51 pm

My opinion is that Dark Dawn accurately mimics the graphical style of the original games, while portraying them in true 3D. I agree that things get ugly when they zoom in (the original games never zoomed in, of course, and in my opinion that should have carried over as well) but for the most part, the game is gorgeous.

I have to agree with you on the finicky movement controls, especially as I'm playing it using a DS Lite, with its traditional rubber-contact control pad.

And indeed, "AN HERB" is correct usage in American English. (The "H" is silent.) Wikipedia agrees.
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Postby elexis » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:10 pm

I guess if you have a strong american accent then the H is silent, but for the rest of the (proper) English-speaking world the H is quite distinguishable.
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Postby Montyphy » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:11 pm

shinygerbil wrote:Yes, because if you speak a language natively, this means that you have a complete and perfect knowledge of every single word, as well as its meaning and also its spelling.


That and anyone one who has talked to me via IRC or IM will know that I'm terribly prone to malapropisms and eggcorns. When I post on forums I spend ages proof reading and correcting my posts but still will often fail to notice my mistakes.
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Postby xyzyxx » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:17 pm

elexis wrote:I guess if you have a strong american accent then the H is silent, but for the rest of the (proper) English-speaking world the H is quite distinguishable.
Of course, and I assume the Austrlian/European versions will portray the word "Herb" in a way that is consistent with those languages/dialects. The game I'm playing is the American version.
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Postby Xocrates » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:15 pm

Oi! 1... 2... 3... KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like An Ugly Baby) has started accepting pre-orders, giving you alpha access and a discount over the final price

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Postby Jordy... » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:48 pm

what is it about?
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:57 pm

Going really fast as close as possible to... geometry?
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Postby Xocrates » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:12 pm

No, that's AaAaAA(...)!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity this one is Going really fast as close as possible to geometry in levels procedurally generated based on your music.

The level generation algorithm still needs some work though, it does a good enough job for most stuff but can be horrid in weirder music.
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Postby shinygerbil » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:04 pm

So, it's AaaAAaAaaAAaaaaudiosurf, then. :P

Edit: I'm trying to buy it, but Plimus is down. Who uses Plimus anymore?! :roll:
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Postby Xocrates » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:54 pm

shinygerbil wrote:So, it's AaaAAaAaaAAaaaaudiosurf, then. :P

I think it's the third or fourth time I see someone making that joke in the last 24 hours :P
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Postby xander » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:38 pm

So, basically, this game is AaaAAaAaaAAaaaaudiosurf, amirite? :D

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Postby Jordy... » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:35 pm

Where are bandages in chapter 1? I got all A levels, but still only find 9 including warp zone where it says there are 20 o_OI
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Postby Feud » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:01 pm

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Postby Xocrates » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:23 pm

Jordy... wrote:Where are bandages in chapter 1? I got all A levels, but still only find 9 including warp zone where it says there are 20 o_OI

Have you looked in the Dark World?

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Yay!

Though perhaps the most important quote of that post is that folk that pre-order after the beta start may not get post-release updates for free. So get it while you can ;)

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