Search found 8350 matches

by Gelsamel
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Stay away from the sequel, Umineko, though. I would say it's a must read if you're not averse to Visual Novels, though. I have heard the VN is good. I can't confirm that, but the anime was awful. To be honest I would say the anime is only really awful in comparison to the VN otherwise it's just not...
by Gelsamel
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Unlimited Blade Works is a particular route of the Fate/Stay Night visual novel. The three routes are Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven's Feel. As far as I know ufotable will be adapting all of them in some form or another.
by Gelsamel
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Derek wrote:Stay away from the sequel, Umineko, though.


I would say it's a must read if you're not averse to Visual Novels, though.
by Gelsamel
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I'll let others get into the recs but that reminds me... this thread desperately needs to be updated. Any ideas for title/first post?
by Gelsamel
Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

It's a straight animation of the visual novel UBW route. I'm not exaggerating in the slightest. e.g. Viewers complained that the landscape backgrounds were in the wrong season since it's suppose to be set in January. Turns out it was an exact reproduction of the VN that also had the wrong backgroun...
by Gelsamel
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 23307

Re: Your video game ideas

How broad do you see character identification as being? Does vicarious experience count or only literal self-insertion?
by Gelsamel
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Sora no Woto has a lot to say about war in general, but it does visually reference uniforms/tanks/weapons etc. That being said, and without going to much into it, it isn't really a distopian future and as far as I can tell their uniforms don't really suggest what country they're emulating at all. I...
by Gelsamel
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Sora no Woto has a lot to say about war in general, but it does visually reference uniforms/tanks/weapons etc.

That being said, and without going to much into it, it isn't really a distopian future and as far as I can tell their uniforms don't really suggest what country they're emulating at all.
by Gelsamel
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Not sure if you're joking or not but Sora no Woto isn't set during WW2.
by Gelsamel
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

It is, in my opinion, one of the greatest anime ever. Hopefully you weren't spoiled by my link.

It would also be remiss to not include it in an AMV with trumpet sync in it.
by Gelsamel
Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Hey hey hey! Edit: I was just reading some of the observations that people had compiled about Sora no Woto here (Huge Spoilers): http://infinitemirai.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/the-meaning-of-speculah-in-sora-no-woto/ (Don't ask me about the prologue bit). And I've always loved it and thought it was a...
by Gelsamel
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 23307

Re: Your video game ideas

As a physicist, and as someone whose read all of ProjectRho's articles... I am well aware of the issues surrounding sci fi space combat. It won't be super realistic or anything, but it will always be very consequentialist. Shields as envisioned in Star Trek, etc. would not be a thing in any sci fi s...
by Gelsamel
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I recommend people take a look at this and back it if you're interested.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13 ... er-the-dog

It's easily possible this won't make the target if more people don't fund it...
by Gelsamel
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

If you're looking for a well written plot or stories or main characters then Mahouka is not something you should be watching. But it's great (and I hear the LN is a lot better) if you're interested in formalised magic systems and all the magical hijinks that come with that. As a physicist it's reall...
by Gelsamel
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Aldnoah Zero:
Spoiler:
I'm glad this show went in the direction I wanted it to. No special mech yet, just pro strats.


Mahouka:
Spoiler:
Tatsuya is OP but I love it
by Gelsamel
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Bits of Zankyou no Terror keep weirding me out*... but despite that the show still seems really fucking awesome. Also dat ED is so unbelievably awesome. * Specifically how their manipulation of the girl is like... extremely creepy and very reminiscent of psychological abuse stuff... Edit: More ZnT s...
by Gelsamel
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

No one has ever been so scared and or freaked out that they freeze up and don't know what to do.
by Gelsamel
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Aldnoah Zero: I am really not sure what criticism you guys are making there. Are you talking about how the military group kept shooting the Aldnoah mech? I mean, first of all, they did try various stuff. They switched to grenades but they also didn't work. The Lt. "Old man" guy tried ...
by Gelsamel
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

SlyReaper wrote:Aldnoah Zero:
Spoiler:
Looks like our weapons are doing zero damage. I know, lets just keep doing what we're doing and expect the result to change. Not like that's the definition of insanity or anything.


Spoiler:
Not sure what this criticism is targeted towards.
by Gelsamel
Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Zankyou no Terror: Seems like it could be really amazing. Not 100% sure where it is going but it's from the director of Cowboy Bebop and has Yoko Kanno composing for it. The ED is awesome . Why would anyone be concerned about people shooting at a container with nuclear waste in it, though? It's...
by Gelsamel
Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

It also appears as though the 37 Knights in orbit around the Earth are stranded there, to an extent, (I may be wrong on this count) due to the loss of the hyper gate. My interpretation is that it's a sort of siege. They haven't been attacking, because of the ceasefire, but they are ...
by Gelsamel
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I also watched Aldnoah Zero. The graphics and music are exceptional. The whole story setting has a very Gundam feel to it. There are things that don't make sense to me yet, but perhaps they will be explained in coming episodes. IMO this looks promising if you like Mecha animes. Some info on Aldnoah...
by Gelsamel
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Hearing about the plot from other people, it sounds like they somehow (I have no idea how) made it even worse than SAO. Friends of mine who somehow liked SAO (who aren't exactly aware of my utter disdain for it) told me to stay way from SAO2... I'm guessing these are MAJOR spoilers for SAO2, but I d...
by Gelsamel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Yes, Kirito apparently plays a female character in that arc. I don't really think anything could convince me to watch SAO after the performance their writers gave.


Aldnoah Zero:
Spoiler:
America got nuked
by Gelsamel
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Tokyo Ghoul
Spoiler:
Okay first ep, will 3 episode rule it to see where it's going. But was that Hanazawa Kana as a ghoul who gets sexual pleasure from torturing and eating men? Why yes it was.
by Gelsamel
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

As for this season's anime, here is what I'm primarily interested in. Tokyo Ghoul: Out today, will watch when I get home. Seems interestingly dark. Aldnoah Zero: Urobuchi Mecha, comes out tomorrow. It's Urobuchi so... Akame ga Kill!: I remember 4chan being in a fuss over this due to a certain charac...
by Gelsamel
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 23307

Re: Your video game ideas

There is no reason why you'd see the lines from every single character, it is a command structure afterall. Apart from the gentleman visiting from the SGC, everyone in my example does something ludologically interesting. The captain decides that the ship will fire, the armory officer decides what t...
by Gelsamel
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 23307

Re: Your video game ideas

One thing worries me about The last thing you decide on . Captain: Fire! Armory officer: Fire higgsion torpedo! Munitions chief: Fire bay seven! Ordnance specialist aims. Ordnance specialist: Fired! Munitions chief: Torpedo bay seven fired. Armory officer: Higgsion torpedo fired. Spectroscope Tech ...
by Gelsamel
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 23307

Re: Your video game ideas

I guess throwing around these ideas are kinda fun sometimes. * Name: The name should be the last thing you decide on. * Genre(s): Visual Novel, SRPG, Space Combat * Influences: Visual Novels in general, Starship Operators, Final Fantasy Tactics * Principles: *No Story-Gameplay Seperation at all All ...
by Gelsamel
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 33802

Re: Dark Souls 2

I recommend completing Lucateil's quest on The Rotten.
by Gelsamel
Fri May 23, 2014 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 33802

Re: Dark Souls 2

Yeah if some dude was running super fast, even in water, it was probably the bino speed glitch.
by Gelsamel
Thu May 22, 2014 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

So, Patema Inverted is pretty awesome. You'll see every single twist coming from a mile away but it is really good nonetheless. Afterwards I felt like I was on the roof.
by Gelsamel
Fri May 16, 2014 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 33802

Re: Dark Souls 2

Magic of any kind (Sorcery, Pyromancy, Miracles, or Hexes) destroys everything in Dark Souls 2. You get herbs that restore your casts. You need to jack your relevant stat, though, and maybe save a few of your casts for appropriate enemies. You also need to find a good weapon that you need to upgrade...
by Gelsamel
Thu May 15, 2014 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Well when I say "I'm not sure" I guess I was lying. The point of No Game No Life is obviously the turnarounds and the 'how are they going to get out of this, because I know they are'. We know they're going to win absolutely every game but it's the how that is the interesting part. If they ...
by Gelsamel
Thu May 15, 2014 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Not sure how they're going to top the game that was just played in No Game No Life.
by Gelsamel
Thu May 15, 2014 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 33802

Re: Dark Souls 2

The window for ripostes after parries is big enough to switch to any weapon and use it for the riposte. Lots of people use malformed skull for that.
by Gelsamel
Tue May 13, 2014 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 33802

Re: Dark Souls 2

Mundane is great but it only really shines on fast low damage weapons with no scaling. Almost any other weapon with high damage or good scaling will lose damage on mundane, even with 20/30 in all stats. This is why everyone uses it on Santiers Spear (Fast, no scaling, low damage), Avelyn (fast, no s...
by Gelsamel
Mon May 12, 2014 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 33802

Re: Dark Souls 2

There is no tell for the AoE, just assume he'll do it every time he does the... jump/stab thing? I forget, was ages ago. 'Be cautious' and 'Don't be greedy' are the essense of Dark Souls.
by Gelsamel
Sat May 10, 2014 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 33802

Re: Dark Souls 2

I really do think it was intentionally designed to be a polar opposite system to the typical mash A to win games that are so popular. Don't forget, this system goes back to 2009 with Demons Souls. Even Armored Core had calculated inputs. While it feels clunky at first, the simplistic design is actu...
by Gelsamel
Fri May 09, 2014 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737184

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Steph's voice actor is amazing. everything about No Game No Life is amazing especially the fact that it's a crash course in Game Theory the way Spice and Wolf is a crash course in Economics Kaiji is the go-to anime for game theory. I have no clue why Gelsamel isn't a fan. I watched the first few ep...

Go to advanced search