Friday, April 30, 2010

Record of Sim Dating

Hey! Well first off if you didn't know Record of an Agarest War came out on the 28th in the US for PS3 and 360. If you haven't heard of it is a JRPG, with sim dating elements, and a breeding system. So anyway just posting teh trailer I think that says all, well sort of. It seems to have been marketed as more of an Ecchi romance type game, instead of an RPG, the battle system from the little bits I've seen actually look fun. Well here is the video.



~dinoman411

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I never want to live Under a Bridge....well Unless a self proclamed aliens lives there

Well so first off Arakawa Under the Bridge is so epic lol. Random comedy is always fun. Tons of strange charters, one cute though strange girl and a normal perfectionist type guy. What more could be better?! Aside from bridges, gigantic formula I have been working on, so far it has been interesting though I'm expecting something big to happen at some point. I also started watching Flame of Recca, which is ok, but I can't say I totally like it though. It's kind of like Yu Yu Hakusho, expect the main character is weak.
Well manga wise I have been working on Lovely Complex, and enjoying it a lot. Hopefully next week I'll get to finish that up, and then finally get back to W Juliet. After that I have 2 more series at home to start from my 365 manga winnings, and 1 other series to read. I also want to get back to reading the Haruhi novels, but probably wouldn't get to that until vacation since those are easy to bring along compared to 12+ manga volumes. I also want to start getting and reading Kimi no Todoke, loved the anime and I have high hopes for the manga. I started getting Bunny Drop and Stepping on Roses, both of which I have read a good bit online, and totally loved.
Programming wise I added two new weapon types to Anime Affection, Curved Swords (Katana, Scimitar, etc...), and Tonfa or Boomerang still deciding there. I also have completed the selection system I think forever, and I did a few mods to the experience system. Next up is fixing the speed system, something major is wrong there, though not sure what yet. Then I basically need to get back to the summon system, which I'm hopping to get done by next week. Well that is all the new things to say, but lets end with a fun Haruhi AMV video, enjoy.



~dinoman411

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Love*Com or Love Comedy Style

Wonder how many people have read both of those...two totally different mangas lol. One is a comedy Romance one is a Comedy Romance borderline H manga. But both are fun though a bit odd sometimes.
Well Uncharted: Drakes Fortune is going great! I am about halfway though Crushing mode, and other then that I have about 5 more trophies to get so I might actually get my 1st platinum trophy this coming weekend :D And then I can move onto Uncharted 2. Uncharted was one of teh few recent games I have enjoyed enough to play multiple times through, I'm hopping Uncharted 2 is also like this.
Anime wise nothing new, just bought Air Gear, Coyote Ragetime Show, Welcome to the NHK!, and School Rumble 1 & 2 & OVAs for ~$100. Awesome deal, if I looked more I would have also had Kanon too, but I didn't look through everything.
Now on the manga front, I started getting Bunny Drop, and have also been working on catching up on One Piece. I have also started working on Love*Com (Lovely Complex), so far so good, though I have seen the anime, so so far it's nothing new really.
School wise I have 1.5 papers done, and 1.5 papers to go. Will be finishing the one up tomorrow, and then probably try to get halfway though the other by Tuesday sometime. And hopefully finish it early Thursday. Then it's just finals, and the year is over, and also college might also finally be over for me :D
Not much else to say here, I almost have the selection system re-worked, though I have yet to test it. Hopefully I will finish that up this week...hopefully. Also next week sometime I will be updating ZA&F probably. Oh and I finally made a quick blog title image and re-organized the theme a bit opinions?

~dinoman411

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Of Couse the Hougyoku is a God Like Device

Well board this morning, and quite hungry too, so I figured guess I'll post here now, before I forget to again. Well first of Bleach just keeps going down the rabbit hole :p Naruto is getting interesting :D and One Piece is awesome as always :D :D But aside from that I read Family Game the past 3 days, I must say I enjoyed it, but there were bits that I personally felt didn't make a lot of sense, but it was a fun read either way. Next up is probably Love*Com, which I own all of, and just haven't had time to read it yet...stupid school. Haven't watched much anime as of late been a bit too load at my dorm to focus and I have 4 papers to do for next week.
Programming wise I have finished the revive system I think, and now I need to get the selection system done, which I think I have some code for, but it hasn't been tested/actually typed up yet. Hopefully that will be done by next week sometime. Then I need to re-test a few things and then I finally get to move onto the summoning system. Other then the battle system however I really haven't work on much of anything else. The ZA&F site update to v7 should be probably on May 4th or May 7th depending on how studying for finals goes. Not much actually let to say so I'll leave you with a fun video.



Also probably going to change the blog layout so that videos actually fit well.

~dinoman411

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fun Video Time

Fun Video, The Axis of Awesome.




Enjoy

~dinoman411

Monday, April 19, 2010

A House with an Orange Roof is Wonderful

Hey, was planning to post something on Friday, but I kind of forgot/was playing Uncharted, which I did beat, and have been working on getting though hard mode now. So I just started reading Orange Yane no Chiisana Ie (The House with the Orange Roof), and I totally love it, thus the title, that and orange is one of my favorite colors :p Basically about 2 divorced families living together due to a retail scam. Of course one of the families is a dad and his 2 sons, while the other is a wife and her two daughters. So far I have really enjoyed it, though I feel that the adults are a bit pig headed sometimes, though they both have gone through hard times so it's understandable. Otherwise nothing really else to speak of manga wise or anime wise.
So gaming wise I got Uncharted: Drakes fortune and beat it already. Now I'm working on playing it on hard, which so far isn't that bad once I found I could change the aiming sensitivity that really helped. Story wise it was good, graphically it was nice too, however it was short I though. I finished my 1st play through (on normal) in about 8-9 hours or so, which is disappointing. Only 2 of the levels really gave me trouble, and I fear them on hard mode when I get there, but I think I should be able to pull it off.
Programming wise I haven't done much as of late. I found a bug that I fixed in the main game, I also worked on semi-reworking the damage system and about half way through allowing for revival magic/items/skills. Then I just need to mod the experience system which could take awhile, it is getting almost a totally rework since it is very unbalanced right now. After that though I finally get to move onto the the last major system at the players disposal...the summoning system, which will be broken down into 3 parts summoning, initialization, and A.I. Yes summons will be controlled by A.I scripts not manually since controlling more then 3 character in a totally active time battle system I feel would be a bit much. Well that is about all I have to say today, see you.

~dinoman411

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Freezing both Lierally, and the Manga

Well so I started this manga called Freezing today, mainly cause the title caught my eye in the new release section. Found out it is the same author as Unbalance x Unbalance and that's a good thing, in fact a very good thing. I've enjoyed everyone of his stories so far, especially unbalance. So my impressions are so far has potential. There are only 30 chaps out so I can't say for certain, but it has some interesting ideas in it. Other then that not much else manga wise, still hopping more Love so Life will come out soon, though no idea if that will happen or not.
Anime wise hm I finally finished up Saki, and Kimi no Tokoke, and nothing happened, though not totally surprised. I also started The Sacred Blacksmith, which so far is ok, though I see it slowly falling into harem/fan service territory with very little plot. Not that that's a totally bad thing, but the plot in the very beginning was semi interteing. Probably will finish that off tomorrow, I'll need some mindless entertainment after my test.
Programming wise nothing new, v7 of ZA&F is almost done finally, should be out next month sometime. I haven't worked on Anime Affection at all lately mainly cause the next few things will be quite hard to do, but also cause of this test tomorrow keeping me busy/depressed. Well I should get back to studying so cya next update.

~dinoman411

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Love So Life....I so don't get the title of that manga

So yea I'm posting on Saturday I know doesn't happen often. So I'm stuck in Phili an don't have my own computer with me so I'm very limited. Me and my family went to the Franklin Institute today, to see Body Works 2. Was really cool I must say, but now I'm board and my stomach is bother me.
Well let's see I started reading Love so Life and totally love it. Best cute manga I have read in a long while :D Unfortunately I'm out of chapters :( but hopefully soon more chapters will come out. I also started another manga, but it's only ok so far. Anime wise Ayakawa Under the Bridge so far is probably my favorite this season. Nothing better then random comedy.
Let's see I think I'm finally tired of Demon's Soul, even though I'm close to platinum I just don't want to play it anymore, so tomorrow I'm going to do 2 more things then I'm done with it. Then next weekend probably some Borderlands and I also should have Uncharted 1 by then. Hopefully Uncharted 1 and 2 will keep me busy until Red Dead Redemption comes out, so can't wait for that. Then I don't think there's anything coming out after that that I want until Fallout: New Vegas, which is also awesome. Well I think that's it for this update.

~dinoman411

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mayoi Neko Overran...my interest

Well listening to a radio show, so I can't watch anime right now so time to post here. Well so most of the shows for this season that I would be watching this season have come out already. At this point Mayoi Neko Overrun seems like it will be crap, but most of the other shows seem interesting. Well so far my favorite is B Gai H Kei and Arakawa Under the Bridge seem so great at this point, both are odd comedy with semi-unique premises. Also been working on Kimi ni Todoke almost done with it and I totally love it. Not much else to say on the anime front, or the manga front. Manga wise I haven't run into any series I have really liked at this point tried a few that looked fun, but didn't care for them.
Programming wise battle system is going well I'm working on allowing percent damages/heals which I should be able to finish up tomorrow I think. Then I have a lot of mods to do for selection system and experience system then I can actually work on the summon system and start working on the A.I. for the summons. After that I finally get to move onto the enemies. Not much else to say there really I'm still hopping to have the battle system fully functioning by June/July.

~dinoman411

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Some people have Unique goals....

Well I couldn't come up with a fun title today so we're going with that. I'm sort of talking about B Gata H Kei. New anime for this spring season, 1st episode just came out. It's unique to say the least, if you watch it you'll get what I mean by the title.
Anyway so the new season has started (for the most part - a few shows still aren't out yet). So far I am actually quite happy with my show selection, though at least 1 I need to drop, I only have enough time for so much. Also I started watching Kimi ni Todoke, which I have totally fallen in love with. Though I knew that since I read some of the manga before. Other then that not much else new there.
Programming wise I'm on another testing time. I hate testing times though they are needed. So last week and this week I have been working on testing the battle system since I'm at about the 1/3rd part of it (-animations), so far I have only found a few bugs which I expected since I have debugged it as I have been programming it. After that's done I have some experience system mods, along with some selection mods, both of which shouldn't be too bad I think. Though not really looking forward to doing them. After that is is finally onto the great/fearful summon system. Part 1 (Summon) will be easy, but part 2 (initialization) and part 3 (A.I.) will probably suck. Once that is complete however then I finally get to setup the enemy and make an A.I. system for them. Planning to have quite a few different A.I. scripts based on what type of enemy it is, though how many depends on how hard it is to do. I have never programmed an A.I. before so it will be a learning experience I'm sure, though I'm looking forward to it. Well I'll end this post here I guess, but I'll update again probably Wednesday.

~dinoman411