Hey, welcome to my little section of the site. If I've pissed you off or made your day, feel free to leave a mark somewhere (the bottom of the page).
About me? Well, I'm your typical American male, currently studying Electrical Engineering and using TV Tropes
to kill off what time I have to spare. As for my interests, I'm a gamer, I like to read, I enjoy motion pictures as well, and just to round everything out I'll watch some cartoons or anime if they appeal to me.
When it comes to stories, I prefer entertaining, exciting, funny or just plain explosive
. In, terms of genres, though, I like fantasy and science fiction the most. Even if they're set in the Standard Fantasy Setting
or Standard Sci Fi Setting
, I still enjoy the shit out of those things.
Oh, I guess I should write something TV Tropes
Tropes that apply to me
Now, if you want to talk videogames...
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I really like RPGs, especially more free ones like Dragon Age, Oblivion, Planescape, and New Vegas, while I dislike most JRPGs. I like some shooters, like Half-Life, Deus Ex, Bioshock, and Crysis. It shouldn't surprise you that I am a PC gamer only. I also love Valve while having never bought or played a Blizzard game. So would you like to know my stances on various videogame controversies? It's mainly just me talking about sequels, or underrated games.
- I liked Alpha Protocol and thought it was a pretty good game. Sure, the combat was a bit easy and there were bugs, but I'd say it's basically Mass Effect 2 with the CIA.
- I think Bioshock 2 is better than the first. Yes, the story was not as convincing or grand, but the gameplay itself was much more interesting, challenging, and all-around fun, and since this is a shooter... that's kind of a big deal.
- Deus Ex: Invisible War wasn't "bad", it's just that it was trying to follow up Deus Ex, one of, if not the, greatest game of all time, so people were understandably disappointed by it simply being an average game.
- Dragon Age: Origins and its expansion pack are easily my favorite RPGs since Knights of the Old Republic and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, so those of you who dislike it can suck it.
- Dragon Age 2 felt less fun than the first. I wouldn't call it bad, as it's still above average, it's just that I was expecting the game to be extraordinary like the first. The combat interface was basically the same as the first, but it occasionally felt more fun when you met groups that you could steamroll due to the new actionized gameplay. However, the story in an RPG like this is a bit important, so just walking around looking for cash felt a bit strange. You would also think there's more than one cave. As for the graphics, while the game loads in 5 seconds compared to the first's fifty, some people (Zevran) looked as if they stuck their face in a hornet's nest.
- And really, what was with the companion armor? I can't tell you how many robes of badassitude my Rogue found, only to not be able to have anyone equip it.
- The dialogue wheel also felt odd, because you never really knew for sure what some responses would be, even with the good/bad/LOL personality types.
- Mass Effect 2 was also less fun than the first. It seemed like the whole story was "Shepard babysits a bunch of specialists and gets their personal lives in order, and he might have to save the universe or something along the way."
- Also, this isn't a negative, just an observation: Am I the only one who noticed that Bioware had some sort of paradigm shift with the language? I still remember being surprised when Mass Effect didn't even let Udina say "bullshit" and cut his curse short, which surprised me when the sequel has everyone getting told to fuck off.
- Team Fortress 2's constant updates: Look, I understand you might not like the ton of hats or think a weapon is unbalanced, but these are updates, dammit, and I like having new things in my 4-year-old game, so don't ruin it for the rest of us by bitching about it to Valve.
- Pyro is not overpowered. Far from it, as out in the open he can be killed by almost every class before he can even touch his opponent with his flamethrower. Where he is good is at ambushing, so don't complain about balance issues just because you don't look around corners.
Stuff I Really Like
Bold indicates my all-time favorite.
Live Action Television:
I (am willing to admit that I) launched these tropes, so I keep 'em on the 'ole watchlist. I got mah eyes on yah:
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