coolman156

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    • Not Dead, quite yet

      8 years ago

      coolman156

      Well, I am not quite dead yet. Yet being the key word. Been quite busy with many things, such as family, work, ect.
      So many things to do! Man, why is real life such a drag.
      Also, my cousin got Dragon Age, and has thus far put over 50 hours into it. And they still aren't done.

      Also, I am reading one of my brother's books, called "Do Hard Things". I kid you not, it has a forward written by Chuck Norris
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    • Yay

      8 years ago

      coolman156

      Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
      Hope you have less drama than I am about to have!

    • Review: Neverwinter Nights 2

      8 years ago

      coolman156

      Decided to try my hand at writing a review. Let me know what you think, even if what you think is that I am horrible at writing.

      Neverwinter Nights 2

      Story: 8. Traditional RPG stuff. Hero of destiny, quest to save the world, magic weapon that only you can wield yada yada. This however is done right, and not as silly as it sounds. Like most RPG games, there is a “choice” system for actions and words. This reminded me why I play RPGs. However, much you do in terms of choices has no effect on the game, save for one or two choices made in the first act. Like most RPG’s, there are multiple endings. This one has a “Good” ending, which is cannon for the expansion pack, and an “Evil” ending. There are also some references to Forgotten Realms lore, which is why I spent 5 hours at a library reading source books. Enough is there for those who are familiar, but not too much. As a side note, if you don’t know much, you will be hit hard in Mask of the Betrayer, which takes quite a bit of knowledge to understand the story.

      Music: 9. Not much to say. Does its part when needed, and does a good job at that. However, during a battle in the later part of the game, the music really shines through. It adds to the experience. Anyone remember the Battle of Helms Deep from the second Lord of the Rings movie? Imagine that feeling. In one or two parts, however, you will find yourself bored, if not annoyed with the music.

      Graphics: 7. Ok. Granted, this is a 2006 PC game, and for that you can excuse some things, but the lip movements are off at times, and it is hard to tell if you are holding a dagger or a stick. There are also several graphical bugs, including one which made my Half-orc’s head take the shape of a shield and his cloak to float 2 feet in front of him. Really. Keep multiple saves if you can

      Gameplay: 8. d20 based system. You can set levels of difficulty (Easy, normal, 3.5 ed rules, Hardcore), depending on what level of skill you have. Some spells are needed, while others are not, which gets confusing, and the “recommend” button for spell casters is the only way to go your first time around. Also, ranged combat is sub par, which is saddening, for anyone who wants to play a ranger. Class balance is off in the game as well, Fighters being powerful at low levels, magic users (Wizards, Sorcerers, ect) powerful at mid to high levels. Around 18, balance returns, until the expansion pack. Certain dialogue is only available for some alignments. This makes a bit of sense (People are likely to respect a lawful good Paladin over a chaotic evil rouge), but the “Evil” ending is only available for a “Evil” character. Because the ending outcome is hinged on a single choice, to be tempted by power or not, does it make sense that a chaotic Neutral character could not be tempted?

      Replayability 8: If you enjoyed the story the first time, a second time will make you appreciate it more. Just play as a different race/class for different content. Some parts are boring to replay, but most of it is fun. There is also a bit of dialogue that you can only get when you have characters in your party, which is witty and fun.

      The best part: Arguing in court in a manner similar to Phoenix Wright. Objection!

      The worst part: Running through a maze for half a hour turning on and off lights and making ghosts run to a tree. Really.

      The funniest part: (At the trial, Sand is a Wizard/Lawyer, and this will happen if you ask him to argue the case for you)
      Judge: “And you, Sand? Anything more you wish to add that you did not say in the first three hours?”
      Sand: “Only that the dress the ambassador is wearing is clearly out of fashion, a blatant attempt to distract the court from the matter at hand, and is more appropriate for a Docks prostitute than a diplomatic envoy. Thank you.”

      Final Verdict: 8/10
      If you like Forgotten Realms Lore, basic RPG games, or blowing up stuff with fire, this is a good game. It is also really inexpensive, and system requirements are not that bad.


      As I side note, many of the characters in the game remind me of several of my friends on this site, including most all people who frequently comment on my journals. So which are you, mmm?

    • I fail

      8 years ago

      coolman156

      Funny story.
      I was up in Chicago yesterday visiting my family up there. My cousin took my family and I to a restaurant. I ordered a Root Beer, which was very dark in color. I drank it and ordered another. Well, it came over, and it looked like a Root Beer, but when I took a mouthful of it, it was a Guinness. This might be a good time to mention that I don't regularly drink, and that the last drink I had was over a year and a half ago. Needless to say, it didn't settle with me, and soon after dinner I threw up.
      That's right, one sip of Guinness is enough to make me lose my meal. Is it any wonder I don't drink? My father told me that I "Was a disgrace to my Irish and Austrian heritage'. Thanks Dad

    • .......

      9 years ago

      coolman156

      Not much has been going on in my life now.
      Classes start soon. Yay smiley3.gif

      I have mostly been playing Neverwinter Nights 2.
      The funny thing about this game is that most members of my party remind me of one of my Friends.
      For example, Sand and Qara are like my friend Andrew and his sister. She is more chaotic, and he is more orderly.(And yes, in a Alighnment test, Andrew got Lawful Neutral, while Jessica got Chaotic neutral, the same as the respective characters)

      I spent the rest of my time looking at stuff online to learn things. I also must stop surfing wikipedia for info, because things change to some odd topics VERY quickly.

      I also haven't been on because for some reason, the site either isn't working, or just dosen't like me. smiley5.gif

      Well, that's it for me.

    • Sigh.

      9 years ago

      coolman156

      My mistake. Durring this trip, we did next to nothing but lay outside, sleep, eat, and go see movies.
      Inception was kickass, as was Toy story 3.
      However, I am leaving Sunday to go home for more complex reasons than I care to explain.

      Oh, and my best friend admitted to us that he is a furry (A neko more than a antrho, if I understand him right). Wow. Just, smiley4.gif .

      And my computer is having trouble loading this site. I should have that fixed soon. I hope.
      I will try to load pictures if my phone dosen't eat them.

    • Florida

      9 years ago

      coolman156

      Well, I'm writing to you all from Florida right now.
      I am on Jensen Beach, on Hutchinson Island.
      I will be here for a total of about 3 weeks.
      I will try to get pictures, but nothing for sure.

    • Gaahhh!

      9 years ago

      coolman156

      As you may or may not know (or care), I haven't been on recently. That has nothing to do with my life not being interesting, but rather, the fact that my laptop just up and died on me.
      RIP My old laptop, you have served me well.
      I called up my father (A computer expert) and had his help in picking out a new one. I got another ACER Aspire, but this one is far better than my old one.
      I am still working out some of the final details, so I may not be on as often for a few days.
      So don’t do anything fun without me.

      EDIT: Also, I forgot to mention the fact that I am going to Florida with my family on Saturday. We will be down there for 2-3 weeks. I hope the sun is nicer to me this time around

    • Bawahhh?

      9 years ago

      coolman156

      I just watched the Dante's Inferno Animated Epic

      So that is what drugs are like.

    • The end of the beginning of the end

      9 years ago

      coolman156

      Didn't have anything to do this week.
      I helped my parents with my brother by taking him and picking him up from Band Camp (Anyone who makes the joke will be shot)

      So while waiting at my parents house, I mostly screwed around on Fable II on my brother’s Xbox.
      I had finished it on one character (Got most all the stuff) and decided to start a new character. I made a Sarah-Palin-looking one and now she is Queen of Albion.
      Depending on your ideology, that is either awesome or awful.
      “Bandits? You betcha I can solve that problem.â€Â

      I also played Dante’s Inferno, which I got all the achievements in, in about 18 hours over the week. Which I did on his profile because I forgot to log onto the guest one we have for me. So now my 12 year old brother has 1000 GS in a M rated game, that has naked boobs. That one is going to be hard to explain to my mom.

      I also am working on a musical piece for my Bass, which marks the first time I am doing anything real with music in about year.

      Excuse me while I have to let out the dog. Buddy is barking up a storm.

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  • Comments (1040)

    • monopoly_j

      8 years ago

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      ...............Luke 2:1-20
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      Merry Christmas From Monopoly_J

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    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Family is that bad huh?

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      So are you a tankadin or a healadin lol

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      That is kind of what I'm worried about, though more on the order of people thinking the committee is favoring my family.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Your family is one of those huh lol?

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Thanks. I'm not a big fan myself, but what choice do I have?

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I always strive to make my reviews as honest as possible.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      But for all I know it is true. Any time she breaks up with a guy it is because she has another one lined up and waiting.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Yeah. A new series on AMC.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I'm thinking I will just marry into money.

    • DRUM57IX

      8 years ago

      if I lose this week, i'm blaming you for jinxing me! smiley8.gif

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      And the test won round two.

    • DRUM57IX

      8 years ago

      I think you need to start siding with me and army8viator!!!

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      It does sound epic.

      I would have to go with the giant spirit bear.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I don't know which one I would be. I never dealt with it enough. Mask of the Betrayer? That sounds negative though lol.

    • DRUM57IX

      8 years ago

      it happens...carved pumpkins usually don't last more than 2 weeks anyway

    • DRUM57IX

      8 years ago

      squirrels already got to it...basically, its gone...

      as much as I'd like to coat the darn things every year in some anti-squirrel clear paste, I like squirrels too much to do that...(just had a pumpkin last year, no carving...they ate that slower than this one though...)

      the ones at my apartment are just too playful and comedic for me to want to kill

      yes...I've grown attached...

    • DRUM57IX

      8 years ago

      Vikings 27
      Packers 24

      Bouns A


      After seeing your post, now I know the packers are going to win!!!

      how have things been for you?

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Thanks man, I'm going to need it.

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      Nope. That was it.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I started dating her when she was in High School, so I'm not surprised.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Yeah. My Cousin is going to school down there and she asked if I wanted to go see her for a few days this semester. It is the oppritunity to see the city with someone that lives there.

      Post edited 10/08/10 10:48PM

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      I look at door-to-door salesmen as an opportunity to rude and vile without being provoked and without the consequence of feeling guilty.

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      Cheers mate! Glad you're enjoying it!

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      In the clip. Mind you I was using the mauser at the end of the game, 15 glorious high powered shots!

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      It only carried 8

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      What pistol did you have that carried 100 bullets?

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      That's not the first time I've been told that actually.

      Just you wait. The story will get weird.

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      I don't think you're meant to do that, but I thank you for the compliment sir!

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      Never been high in my life.

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      Few can.

    • killingomg

      8 years ago

      hey you should vote for me : )

      roosterteeth.com/groups/forum/viewTopic.php?id=20404

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      It isn't a brilliant game. But it is a Sands of Time game. If you like the rest of the trilogy, this is part of it.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I think we would all like to know who is going to win next time. I would like to think me, but I haven't been right yet.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Nerd Alert!

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      The Stones aren't bad, just not the best.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      It would be nice to get a girl. It has been a while.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      What makes you say that lol?

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Good Luck on the next bet. We will be taking bets on how long her next relatonship will last when she actually starts going out with this guy.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Thanks man. I hope to find a good one soon.

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      Indeed.

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      I've done psychology before I don't think quoting Freud would be anything new lol thanks for the advice though.

    • Ronicus

      8 years ago

      Children of the 90s, gamers of old, we were there for Zelda OoT and know that 2D fighters are better than 3D, its made for people like that.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      What is worse is when you make fun of short Italians. They will kneecap you right there.

    • Ronicus

      9 years ago

      There will be no more papers.

    • Ronicus

      9 years ago

      Me too.

    • Ronicus

      9 years ago

      ......that's actually a hilarious and fantastic idea.

    • yossarian14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Ah, you have no idea how much fun I had! That was awesome!

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