btw if youre ever stressed there’s this website that plays the animal crossing music according to your time its really relaxing: http://tane.us/ac/nl.html
oh and if you prefer the original ac soundtrack: http://tane.us/ac/
and if you fancy wild world or city folk, here’s theirs: http://tane.us/ac/wwcf.html
I had no idea how much I needed something like this in my life until now
Silly, pointless, spoilerific.
I’ve been consistently impressed with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney thus far; it feels a lot like when I finally picked up the Professor Layton series and went, wow, this DS staple that everyone recommends actually is quite good! It doesn’t have that same initial hook—Layton is charming from the get-go because its identifying aesthetic is a universal component of the game: it’s in the characters, dialog, setting, narrative, puzzles. Ace Attorney doesn’t have such a remarkable aesthetic, and what aesthetic it does have is quirky—a sometimes-questionable combination of self-deprecating humor and intense caricaturization.
If someone had told me that everyone outside the core cast had a ruthlessly dumb punny name, I probably would have started the series years ago.
My point though is that at least for me (remember, I have no sense of humor), that style doesn’t sell it; what does is the gameplay. Adventure/point and click games are frequently victim to leaps of logic which foster random guessing and frustration more than puzzle-solving, but Ace Attorney doesn’t have that; at worst, it has the opposite: I get docked for failing to show my work, because the game hates to jump to a conclusion. It has a steady pace, slowly letting go of the player’s hand but writing such smoothly flowing dialog trees that an error never brings the game to a crashing halt. It’s surprisingly practiced gameplay for the first in a series, and more than compensates for the aspects which are there but as yet underexplored: complex characterization in the core cast, Edgeworth’s level-4-friend tragic backstory, &c.
The copy I have is a used one that had the first three chapters unlocked, which made me think there were only three chapters in this game—so when I found out, midway through the third, that there was a forth, I felt relieved; I didn’t want the game to end, and that I figure is a good sign.
I just had an interaction with an NPC that made me go “interesting NPC!” so I suppose the mod is working. Some of Interesting NPC's additions stick out: they're overwritten, off-color, and have a tendency to share a life story at the drop of a hat—but then most of Skyrim is exactly that, to be honest, this just turns it up a notch. The voice acting is no worse than base game, with its occasional spotty and shifting accents.
Mostly, I’m using the mod to put some Dragon Age in my Skyrim. When I was playing Dragon Age II, what I wanted more than anything was a DA game with the scope of Skyrim, that expansive and that immersive; Skyrim with DA-qualities isn’t the same thing, it lacks DA’s tighter plotting, its focus on relationship progression and how those relationships foil plot. But I picked up Zora and she’s significantly better than nothing. She’s not integral to plot, or to my journey through it, but she provides plot of her own, and a relationship; she’s overwritten but in a charming way, the voice acting is superb, and there’s never a sense of of interacting with her wrongly, by which I mean: I don’t feel like our interactions are dependent on me providing the right answers in order to progress through dialog trees, but rather are colored by our dialog, whether we agree or disagree. I still want that theoretical vast Dragon Age, but if my concern with Skyrim was that it would have no social element, well, this certainly helps.
For aforementioned reasons, I’m not up to significant Skyrim modding; I probably won’t touch anything aesthetic-related because that way lies madness and more frustration than I can manage. But I am using a few mods right now:
the last of which is of course the only mod that does much of substance, and is my attempt to give Skyrim some of that character stuff I’m looking for.
I’m doing a Skyrim thing in the attempt to do less of the TERA thing because I’ve been really unwell. Depression blather only tangentially related to video games follows.Read more.
timegoddessrose said: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Have a wonderful day :)
Thank you so much! The day had a pretty good start (in the crazy late hours of last night), so I’m optimistic.
Hello world I am 29 today and it are my birthday.