LemmySoloHer: Across the Fediverse

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Joined 1 year ago
Cake day: June 12th, 2023


  • I didn’t expect to see Armory Wars on the release list, I’m tempted to check it out! I wasn’t sure they would finish out the Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV series but apparently the second issue of the No World For Tomorrow story arc is releasing.

    The series has been such an absolute mess but I’m fascinated by the Coheed and Cambria world and love a lot of their music so it’s been interesting seeing the characters and the story told in a straightforward way instead of just interpreted through their song lyrics and band interviews. I might wait until it’s all done and all the issues are wrapped up into a nicely priced volume but I may just get an issue if reviews say it’s good as it goes along .

  • I know of the Genesis game but never played it (though I do own the newer titles in the series), but did some digging to see what I could find to answer your questions:

    Am I imagining this games difficulty? I feel like I am making little progress and I’m always getting ganged up on. / Does this game require a lot of grinding or repeating tasks before moving on?

    Everything I’m finding is saying yes to both, with the grinding resulting in the increased money, stats, contacts, equipment and practicing/refining your own strategy for completing runs. Luckily, there are multiple strategies for “quick” grinding, and certain equipment and stats that really help whether it be just straight up powerful stuff or specifically helps to deal with pesky foes like ghouls. Because there are different sections to the grinding with different strategies to doing it efficiently, I’ll leave the specifics out since they get a little spoiler-y in case you want to figure it out on your own. But, do let me know if you’d like me to reply with specific strategies that may be seen as too much of a walkthrough or too spoilery for some (they don’t seem like gigantic story spoilers or anything so if the grinding gets too tedious and you stop having fun, they might be worth knowing about).

    Should I be killing these innocents I see on the street? I try to get shadow runs but they seemingly always involve killing ghouls, which bend me over and spank my samurai butt. I’ve put my morals on hold and have been tediously murdering the population for the little nuyen and items they have.

    Luckily the Karma explanation section on the Shadowrun strategywiki actually explains this pretty well. I went through it and it looks like a straight up explanation without story spoilers so I feel comfortable just linking it here for you: https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Shadowrun_(Sega_Genesis)/Karma#Karma

    -is the samurai class the all-rounder character or should I just restart as a shaman or netrunner?

    I found a really good explanation on the Shadowrun wiki: https://shadowrun.fandom.com/wiki/Shadowrun_(Sega)/Archetype. Thankfully this also gives a much needed explanation of the differences between classes without spoilers. It seems like this info is very important to know upfront depending on what your playstyle is like.

    As far as the game itself, I did not play the genesis version but definitely looked into it after I got the Shadowrun trilogy that GOG games gave out for free a few years back. From what I found, the Sega Genesis version is superior to the SNES version in a few ways but a lot of people enjoyed both. I really like the style and concepts presented in the series and the newer Shadowrun trilogy seems to have taken all of that and improved on it, with each game getting better and better at giving the experience intended. I’d say it’s worth taking a look at if you enjoy the Genesis game, or if you really like the elements of the Genesis game but aren’t enjoying it so much, the newer series might be what you’re looking for.

    Edit: Spelling, grammar and formatting.

    Edit 2: Also, here is a link to a PDF of the original game manual for the Sega Genesis version, which helps navigate the UI and buttons, etc., just in case you need it since manuals were kind of a big deal back in the day!

  • That’s Blockoland, baby! Homer does an impression of a robot taking command of humans, then moves to the second mirror pictured here and does the same impression except as a washing machine taking command of humans.

    The episode is Season 12, Episode 15 (Hungry Hungry Homer). The visit to Blockoland is just to kick off the plot starting with a missing piece in the Blocko set Lisa got, which leads to Homer demanding the missing piece be provided and sends him on a crusade to stick up for the little guy all around town. He finds out the Springfield Isotopes are moving to Albuquerque, but is unable to convince anyone of it without proof. This leads to him chaining himself outside the baseball stadium and going on a hunger strike until management admits the truth, but draws such a crowd that management relocates the pole inside the stadium and turns him into a gimmick known as “Hungry Hungry Homer” until a hot dog topped with evidence saves the day.

  • COURIER: “That right there (pointing at the platinum chip) is the mail. Now let’s talk about the mail. Can we talk about the mail, please, Boone? I’ve been dying to talk about the mail with you all day, OK? “Robert House,” this name keeps coming up over and over again. Every day Robert’s mail is getting sent back to me. Robert House! Robert House! I look in the mail, and this whole box is Robert House! So I say to myself, “I gotta find this guy! I gotta go up to his office and put his mail in the guy’s goddamn hands! Otherwise, he’s never going to get it and he’s going to keep coming back down here.” So I go up to Robert’s office and what do I find out, Boone? What do I find out?! There is no Robert House. The man does not exist, okay? So I decide, “Oh shit, buddy, I gotta dig a little deeper.” There’s no Robert House? You gotta be kidding me! I got boxes full of Robert! All right. So I start marchin’ my way down to Jane in HR and I knock on her door and I say, “Jane! Jane! I gotta talk to you about Robert.” And when I open the door what do I find? There’s not a single goddamn desk in that office! There…is…no…Jane in HR. Boone, half the employees in this building have been made up. This office is a goddamn ghost town.”

    Boone: OK, Courier I’m going to have to stop you right there. Not only do all of these people exist, but they’ve been asking for their mail on a daily basis. It’s all they’re talking about up there. Jesus Christ, dude, we are going to lose our jobs.

  • This is the extreme end of things but nearly every Zack Snyder movie, extreme because it specifically goes heavy on editing saturation, contrast, etc., that takes away the aspects of realism for this look to instead make it stylized in an exaggerated way on purpose.

    Joker (2019) plays with this look.

    A lot of noir-esque stuff will use this kind of look to varying degrees too. Dark City (1998), and a lot of the future/neo-noirs will do this even when bright cyberpunk lights are present. Zone 414 (2021) is another one. Live by Night (2016) uses it during the criminal activity scenes to contrast against the brighter, roaring world of the rich.

    I think there are a lot of better examples out there that I’m just not thinking of at the moment.

    Edit: Adding Prisoners (2013), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Children of Men (2006), and Taxi Driver (1976) to the list.