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@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.


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#41 Maxx Blast

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:56 PM

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Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts 1. I still to this day cannot beat him.


I remember that fight. I managed to take him down, but that was after several tries and several hours of grinding.

Good times.

I can't even imagine how bad he must be on the Hard mode.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:19 PM

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Tidal Wave from the PS2 Transformers game was the first boss battle I fought that felt impossible without being cheap. As in "how the hell am I supposed to beat THAT thing?" I still think that's the most slept on level possibly in game history. I mean, you play through the dude's BODY as the level and afterwards the ENTIRE LEVEL transforms and you fight it. This was before God of War and Shadow of the Colossus. And it was hard as HELL.


Hells yeah. Basically having to snipe his head, whittling down his HP while running in between two mounds and hoping he doesn't crush you. What made it even more 'fun' was in when you rose the level of difficulty more of thoes annoying Air drones would show up to snipe you. you know, the ones who you needed the Flak Minicon to actually kill with one hit.


Airburst one of the best minicons IMO


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Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:55 PM

I change my opinion to:

EVERYTHING IN NINJA GAIDEN 2

especially the rocket guys. How stupid is that? I can block bullets, slay demons, jump from extreme heights and suffer no physical damage, but one idiot with a rocket launcher, there's no getting around that.



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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:22 PM

R-Gun Rivale, from Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation.

AUGH.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:59 PM

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R-Gun Rivale, from Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation.

AUGH.

Honestly, after the first time, it's not really that hard. Levi's certainly a hair harder, and the Inspectors in OG 2 are a more consistent pain in the ass.

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Have a unit with resupply, give someone EN drainer and someone else Armor breaker.
Drain the Rivale of EN making sure to always resupply the EN missile user, armor breaker when he has 0 EN and decimate him.

And yea, Ninja Gaiden 2 is terrible in the regard of BALANCED GAMEPLAY.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:11 AM

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A few canidates:

Cress (Arena battle) in Tales of Destiny 2 (Enternia). Even after figuring out the best way to hurt him was he tough to take down. But man was it awsome!


Tales of Eternia's boss battles in general were glorious. And the optional boss battles? *dies of joy*. So f'n awesome.

The Tales team was so on the ball with that one. The revamped battle mechanics (skill chaining and no freeze-framing when spellcasting) added so much to the frenetic pace of the battles, and the bosses really took advantage of the system. The game balance was perfect. The difficult fights were legitimately difficult, and never cheap, and the fact that even normal random encounters could easily end with your face smashed into the ground meant you always had to keep on your toes, instead of random X button spamming like in so many other RPGs.

Seriously one of my favourite RPGs ever.

Not to say anything about the overall wealth of other things to do, like cooking, the bajillion mini-games, Title challenges, the ingenious magic-generation system, sidequests. It's all just...wow.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 06:22 AM

The 15-level optional dungeon after the end of .hack//Quarantine. Not because it's that hard or that tough, but because damn near EVERY ENEMY is a Data Bug. It's pure luck just getting to the bottom without getting your corruption high enough for an instant game over. And then the boss has to be Data Drained, too. Took me a few tries to get through that.

The fights in the Hidden Area in Armored Core 2: Another Age. I still can't beat the third one to this day.

Super Mario RPG had some good ones. There's Bowyer, who cuts you off from using a command (if he cuts off your items, you're boned). The Axem Rangers, who fight all five together, are really tough if you can't kill the one that blasts the entire party before the healer can put him back up. And the hidden boss Culex was pretty tough, with his elemental crystals.

But the toughest fight in the game?

The goddamn WEDDING CAKE. I kid you not.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 06:50 PM

The only guy to give me fits in Mario RPG Yardavitc even after my 17th run though of the game I still dread that fight

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 07:34 PM

Yaridovich? He's easy. The trick is to use the timed hit on....whichever magic it is that tells you an opponent's remaining HP. The timed hit tells you what the target is thinking; it reveals which one's the fake.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:46 PM

I dint say it was hard just drawn out and Waterblast/Stardust combo he pulls off is still murder on my group no matter how high there HP is

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 06:07 AM

Yeah, you pretty much need Toadstool in every boss fight after she joins the party, especially once she learns Come Back.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:28 AM

Lou, guitar hero 3 on hard. Wtf activision wtf? Can't even imagine what the final battles like on expert.


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Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:09 AM

Living Ice boss in Lost Odyssey.

My party just isn't specced to fight it at ALL.

Also, I really hate fighting Tigris Cantus in TWEWY. She's just so annoyng and drawn out for a fight. :/

Plus her giggle drives me mad.

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Living Ice boss in Lost Odyssey.

My party just isn't specced to fight it at ALL.


Give all the offense buffs to Mack and the ice guy is a breeze.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE(⊂( ゚ ヮᦏ @ Jul 4 2008, 01:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Living Ice boss in Lost Odyssey.

My party just isn't specced to fight it at ALL.


I don't remember that fight being that difficult...

I was using all the immortals and Jansen at that point and did it in one shot.

Also, when you get Sed, use Sed. Sed is the jive.

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