Boris Needs a Mint
Ask Veronica, Veronica Henry - Halloween!!- The Witching Hour, CST
Happy Halloween everyone. As you'll notice right off of the bat,
I didn't post any type of Halloween novelties today. Not one. Nope. I would've humored you with
random .wav files of Bela Lugosi, (*coughherecough*) but
I found myself short on time with trick-or-treaters pounding on my door.
*sigh* Gotta love all of the children dressed up as Pikachu...
Ah, and one quick notice about the Q & A Triple Triad Contest. I should have specified more clearly that it's a drawing
contest. You can't do too many creative things by simply CGing our pictures, can you? (Although the two entries I've had have
been pretty humorous, it could get old very quickly.) Think of creative ways to draw the pictures on the cards. The more
original, the better.
On that note, on to Q & A mayhem. MWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
He did the Mash!
Hello and happy Halloween.
1. Of the playstation RPGs that are currently, or soon-to-be currently
which ones should I get? Please list as many options as you can, as I
birthday fast approaching, and many rich aunts.
2. Is Final Fantasy Anthology worth buying?
3. In Thousand Arms, how does the other set of weapons (Kyleen's blunt
Sodina's rusty knife, etc.) work? A person in Langoud tells you that
supposedly able to increase in offensive and defensive ability as time
4. Why do you post your column at around midnight? Young lady, you
be up so late!!
1) Rich aunts are a nice commodity. I can't play every RPG that's been currently released, although
I've heard lots of great things about Grandia from RPGamer staffers. From what I have played, I can safely reccomend Final Fantasy 8,
Final Fantasy Anthology, and Lunar: SSSC. (If you haven't bought it, do so as quick as you can. Working Designs is stopping
production by the end of Christmas.)
2) Absolutely. How often is it you can buy a collection of good video games for the same price
as a regular polygonal graphics spectacle? It's a good buy, contains more than the average game, and even
has Final Fantasy 6 thrown in. (Now that I've plugged my Opinon Pie, let's move on.)
3) I've not had the opportunity to play Thousand Arms, but from what I've heard third-person, those weapons
are refined by Meis and made stronger. I apologize for being so vague. If there's more detail to the answer, please feel free to let me know.
4) It's called MAD time management SKILLZ. Midnight's the best time for me to post because of my
busy schedule. Imagine trying to do a Q & A column at 5am when you have 3 tests to study for, voice lessons,
and a faint drive to play through more FFA so you can keep up with eveyone else. Convenience, friends. Convenience.
He did the Monster Mash...
Greetings young Veronica,
What is a mod chip for? I've heard it has to be 'put' inside one's
playstation. Shouldn't it be illegeal if all it does is let a person
play copies of original games? Does it hurt playstaions in any way? I
know that's a lot of questions but I really don't know much about these
Suikoden 2 rulez,
Yes... I can say 100% truthfully that I did research on this
question, so nyah. : )
Speaking on terms of the PlayStation, because that seems to be your key interest, a mod chip
is a special chip that is wired into your PlayStation that bypasses the lock-out code on many
Japanese games. As you know, Japanese PlayStations can only play Japanese made games, and the
same holds true for North American PlayStations. The mod chip allows Japanese games to be played
on an American system and pirated games to be played as well. You can still do this by buying a
Japanese system, but this can obviously be pricey, so going the mod chip route is a very popular option to
play those RPG imports you crave so dearly.
Mod chips are not without their drawbacks, however. Although they are not illegal, installing one voids the warranty on your PlayStation, (
although this really isn't a big deal, considering that your warranty is void if you use any non-Sony products with
the system and that most warranties have expired. ^^) and Sony won't repair systems that have been modified.
Depending on your perspective, these might be rather petty consequences.
I, personally, do not have my PlayStation modified so I can't tell you if there are any drawbacks in perfomance
due to the chip. Ask around on the Internet and find gamers that do have mod chips in their systems, and ask
lots of questions.
The Monster Mash...
*Triple Triad Spoilers*
Aaargh! ...sorry, had to do that (Queen of Cards
sidequest...soo....annoying.....losing my mind....).
Errh, at any rate,
awhile ago I lost my Zell and Seifer cards to someone who I can't remember,
and, according to my game, they both ended up in "B Garden- Headmaster's
Office". The only problem is, I've played everyone in that damn room
(including the two CC members...wink wink) approxiamately 3 bajillion times,
and they don't seem to have it. Any idea where my cards slipped off to?
~Commander Kahran Ramsus
*sniff*...we Solarians play Triple Triad too...
Hmm... interesting. I've not heard of this predicament before. If you
simply lost your Zell and Seifer cards in a random battle, I don't think you can get them back.
The only exception I ever knew of getting a lost card back was when you sacrificed your Ifrit
Card to General Caraway for the Rinoa Card, and then went back to FH to win it back from Martine.
It Was a Graveyard Smash...
Is it just me or do the characters in the FF5 half of the FF Anthology manual
look nothing like any characters from FF5?Ê I can almost make out Reina in one
of them, but that's about it.Ê There's some old guy with white hair (Galuf?),
and the young guy also with white hair (Bartz?).Ê And then there's the guy on
who is standing up on the cover who I really hope is not Faris.Ê Granted these
are beautiful drawings by Yoshitaka Amano, but they are just a little confusing.
I had the same problem when I was looking through Amano's artwork
in the same section, but I always felt that Galuf was the character to the right of the
group drawing in black (page 24 for those of you who own FFA), Faris was the character
pictured to the right of Bartz on page 57, and Bartz was indeed the young man with white hair next
Perhaps Amano was protesting he should've been blonde/white like the majority of the cast. ^^
Oh my god.... Brad's standing in the corner! AAAH! O.O
*Triple Triad Spoiler...although it's actually extremely beneficial.*
PLEASE!Ê You must help my friends and me!Ê I know I saw a reference to how to
reset the rules in Triple Triad SOMEWHERE in the letters columns, and we
spent two hours searching through every single one since FF8 was released,
and we can't find the tip!Ê Please help!Ê Please re-state it!Ê So that all
Triple Triad players reading this column may once again be free of the Random
GameFAQ's.com carries a nice little article
here that might
help you. Good luck. :) A healthy tip to Triple Triad addicts: It's better to not spread any rules in the first place than
go back and abolish them. It saves a lot of strain. How do you prevent it? When asked to play a game with
a combination of rules, simply decline and keep challenging until the card player in question doesn't ask
to play a combination game anymore. But you already knew that... ^_^
But even scarier than the Blair Witch... is Lou Ketchum.... *shudder*
That guy who did the Pokemon in old English thing isn't even close to scary
enough for Halloween.Ê You want extra-creepy?Ê How about a friend of
mine...Ê OK, a friend of a friend...Ê all right, it's me... who rewrote Lou
Bega's Mambo #5 into a Pokemon song?Ê Yup.Ê Small children are advised to
leave the room...
Trainer...Ê number...Ê FIVE.
One, two, three and four
Pokemon with me when I hit the door
Gotta catch 'em all cause I wanna
Be the best on the earth but y'know I really don't wanna
Lose 'em all like I did last week
My pockets ain't deep cause talk is cheap
I got Bulbasaur, Nidoran, Digglett, and Weedle
And as I catch more my collection's getting sweeter
What you gonna do?Ê Gonna bag you Chansey
And any other ones that strike my fancy
Pidgey is fly, they're all good let me catch it
Please send in my Farfetch'd.
A little bit of Snorlax in my bed
A little bit of Abra in my head
A little bit of Goldeen in the sea
A little bit of Onix's what I need
A little bit of Purin for my friend
She got called Jigglypuff in the end
There's a little Clefairy on the sand
Once I got you then I'm the man
Trainer number FIVE!
Zubat, Spearow, Squirtle and Fearow
Gonna bag 'em all with my new Nidorino
Take one Sandshrew and put him through a trade
In return for an Oddish and you got it made
Take your Pokedex and check over it twice
One fifty-one and you're doing it right.
I do all to capture myself a Pikachu
If you can't run and you can't hide
Electrashock comin' from the sky.
...Trainer number FIVE!
*Jerry Falwell has a heart attack*
*the guys who designed Pokemon have massive simultaneous heart failures*
*CX's brain explodes*
*which may or may not be related to the smoking shotgun in Veronica's hand*
And CX wins the Gold Star of Absolute Weird Crap...
and a lot of respect. Good job. ^_^