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    This may be the bloodiest game ever. I enjoy it, because you can time your button presses such that you are completely unstoppable, and the enemies never stop coming.

    It's a preposterous game. You'd really have to play it.

    It's a lot of fun, but the story is quasi-historical, so even when you do win, you lose.

    It's strict about history, but also has a black Samurai with a 'fro.

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      #3
      That's not even the bloodiest game on PS2


      God of War 2 Brutal Kills



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        #4
        Maybe there's not as much pixelated blood, and I've never played GoW, but if there are more killings of pixels per square minute in GoW, I'd be disgusted.

        There's one area of WoS (far more obscure than GoW) where the enemies don't stop coming. You have to exit the area for it to stop.

        And it's not like..."if you search for them you'll find them"... They just keep running up to you, brandishing swords.

        And you can just keep pressing X in a certain way, and you'll just keep slaughtering them. If you don't miss a beat.

        There was even a limit to my desire to feel like I was deadly.

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          #5
          If Greek Mythology interests you, I highly recommend God of War. The first 2 installments on PS2 are both good. The gameplay takes awhile to develop on the first one, it's a lot of repetitive button mashing at the beginning of the game, however, the story is great. God of War 2 has better gameplay throughout but the story is less compelling, granted the first set a ridiculously high bar, so it was never going to match it in that respect, but it's still entertaining.

          It's a game/series that feels like Hollywood will try to make into a movie and it should be great if they don't stray from the source material but they'll probably mess it up as they do with most video game movies.

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            #6
            I was just praying to God that there would be no losers in the end, that people "will win by losing in this life."

            Benito said the failure of Italy in that war would become a victory , and that he had faith in an Italian victory, as "Italians grow and evolve better through failure and humiliation. The crucifixion is necessary for resurrection."

            Then I read your comment about losing by winning, and it inspired me.

            As a Shinto adherent I am amazed with how Samurai fought. They were the best at defeating repeatedly the seemingly "unstoppable Huns".

            I also like how they enshrine everyone who dies for the Emperor. I'm kind of practicing my own version of Ronin Samurai for Amaterasu and the Queens of Heaven. It is the act of doing little things with great love, making of everything an offering to Kami, and battling inner demons and temptations, and learn to love suffering and discipline.

            I don't agree with how Samurai were supposed to kill themselves if their master died, but they were the most difficult soldiers to get to surrender, and I can't help but admire the banzai charges and Kamikaze. Arguably and easily they were the best military for a while.

            The Russian Empire fought Japan with more men and better weapons, largest Empire in the world. The small Asian archipelago with less men deployed, and less technology and weapons, won the war in roughly two years.

            Japan's first war
            with the Chinese Empire resulted in victory without Japan losing a single battle. China greatly outnumbered them too.

            I think if in the 1940's Japan were to fight America, and only America, Japan would have won.

            I'm very intrigued with Bushido and the way of the Samurai, so when I saw the thread title, I wondered at first if I had been the one to start the thread. ?

            I think I may have started a thread with a very similar (if not the same) title.?
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              #7
              Originally posted by Audiogen View Post
              If Greek Mythology interests you, I highly recommend God of War. The first 2 installments on PS2 are both good. The gameplay takes awhile to develop on the first one, it's a lot of repetitive button mashing at the beginning of the game, however the story is great. God of War 2 has better gameplay throughout but the story is less compelling, granted the first set a ridiculously high bar, so it was never going to match it in that respect, but it's still entertaining.

              It's a game/series that feels like Hollywood will try to make into a movie and it should be great if they don't stray from the source material but they'll probably mess it up as they do with most video game movies.
              They might get it right. I think they've started to pick up their game -- after a number of disappointments. Maybe they got their groove back, I hope. This stuff matters.

              PS2 is actually the system I want to own. Mostly because I want to play Dark Cloud again, but I would also prefer to get a lesson on Greek mythology via video game.

              I don't know how backwards compatible new Playstations are. But I went through Microsoft and Nintendo, which got away from me, so I think my last choice, Playstation, might be where it's at. Not that I don't like XBox and Switch.

              Come to think of it, my favorite dogfighting game (Star Wars) was on PS2, too. Maybe I'll stop by the thrift store and see if they happen to have one.

              Okay...this is gonna get long and completely off-tangent.

              I may have to go back to school. I'm dumb when it comes to modern living. I always thought my talents would be appreciable somehow and I wouldn't have to do that much.

              I want to get down to work, always have, but I suck dick at manual labor. Except dishwashing. And all the creativity in me has manifested into complete artistic insanity...sounds self-serving, maybe. But I'm not lying when I say I can't function. My mind is just going nuts with ideas. I'm easily convinced of realities that aren't true, but that's because I envision things so clearly.

              And if it isn't channeled into something productive, it just takes over my reality in insane ways that can be totally destructive. And I can't completely control it.

              So yeah, I need to go back to school.

              I have no desire to sit here alone meditating, either, while collecting welfare for the rest of my life.

              I am certainly nutso enough to qualify as disabled. At this point, perhaps quite insane. But I'd much rather be channeling that insanity into art.

              The thing is, I always want to do something immediately, which is why I had no interest in school. I'm all about the audience. But I'll do what needs to be done. I may have to set my sights lower, cause you know, one tends to imagine this massive audience, but my drive is towards pleasing others, even if it's just one other specific person.

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                #8
                Originally posted by ill Duce View Post
                I was just praying to God that there would be no losers in the end, that people "will win by losing in this life."

                Benito said the failure of Italy in that war would become a victory , and that he had faith in an Italian victory, as "Italians grow and evolve better through failure and humiliation. The crucifixion is necessary for resurrection."

                Then I read your comment about losing by winning, and it inspired me.

                As a Shinto adherent I am amazed with how Samurai fought. They were the best at defeating repeatedly the seemingly "unstoppable Huns".

                I also like how they enshrine everyone who dies for the Emperor. I'm kind of practicing my own version of Ronin Samurai for Amaterasu and the Queens of Heaven. It is the act of doing little things with great love, making of everything an offering to Kami, and battling inner demons and temptations, and learn to love suffering and discipline.

                I don't agree with how Samurai were supposed to kill themselves if their master died, but they were the most difficult soldiers to get to surrender, and I can't help but admire the banzai charges and Kamikaze. Arguably and easily they were the best military for a while.

                The Russian Empire fought Japan with more men and better weapons, largest Empire in the world. The small Asian archipelago with less men deployed, and less technology and weapons, won the war in roughly two years.

                Japan's first war
                with the Chinese Empire resulted in victory without Japan losing a single battle. China greatly outnumbered them too.

                I think if in the 1940's Japan were to fight America, and only America, Japan would have won.

                I'm very intrigued with Bushido and the way of the Samurai, so when I saw the thread title, I wondered at first if I had been the one to start the thread. ?

                I think I may have started a thread with a very similar (if not the same) title.?
                Feel free to use this thread, or take it over completely, if you seem it beautiful.

                Beauty is the ultimate ruler.

                I'm not sure, exactly...I can't recall what the story of this video game is. But it's a true story of the British army and two warring Samurai clans, if I recall correctly. No matter what you do the British win, though.

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                  #9
                  What I'm gleaning from Mussolini is that his primary motivation was the beautification of Italy. I wonder if he understood that beauty ultimately rules. He may have.

                  It's kind of weird how fascism and art were so closely linked. Design...

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                  • neonspectraltoast
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                    Not saying I like it, cause I don't. An artist should not be a dictator.

                  • neonspectraltoast
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                    A leader, perhaps...a dictator, no.

                  • Matthew Mussolini
                    Matthew Mussolini commented
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                    Mussolini wasn't technically a Dictator, despite having that label.

                    He could not override the King on many issues, and soldiers pledged loyalty to the King above Benito.

                    That is not Dictatorial power. A Dictator can override everyone in the government. Mussolini never enjoyed that luxury, which is why the King had him arrested ( later rescued by German commandos).

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                  Matthew Mussolini

                  I mentioned this in another thread... I had, perhaps, the worst nightmare of my life a couple of nights ago, and I think Benito may be contacting me.

                  I dreamed I was being hung upside-down, but I was me, not Benito. And these friends (spellcheck, I had written "fiends") were forcing me to be a demon and calling me a demon.

                  Everything was dark, and my feet and hands were bound. And I was upside-down and meant to frighten people, which at first disgusted me, but as it carried on became amusing.

                  I still wanted no part of it, though, and, basically, jumped out of my bondage. At which point I believe I became Italian. I didn't look quite like myself or Benito, though. I can't exactly pin down who I looked like, but I was good natured and bubbly, talking like "mama mia!" and laughing kinda nervously. Cause I was like, "What the fuck guys, this isn't justified."

                  It set me right about one thing: I proclaim none but God.

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                  • neonspectraltoast
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                    But, I mean, that's personal. I try not to proselytize.

                  • neonspectraltoast
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                    On second thought, maybe I did look like me. I do look like a weirdo sometimes. lol

                  #11
                  Originally posted by the Riddler View Post
                  What I'm gleaning from Mussolini is that his primary motivation was the beautification of Italy. I wonder if he understood that beauty ultimately rules. He may have.

                  It's kind of weird how fascism and art were so closely linked. Design...
                  He succeeded at making Italy far more beautiful at first, destroyed the mafia, drastically lowered crime, kept families together, gave farmers free land, lowered unemployment to less than roughly 1%, put more money in most people's pockets.

                  He did amazing things during his roughly 22 years in power. It's too bad people besides Rachael aren't interested in the facts that there was good with the bad and the ugly.

                  He was interested in creating maddening joy, Fascist mysticism, a more beautiful and Religious Italy , and the world. He was interested in people making sacrifices to better the community and being self-disciplined , clean, and organized.

                  He created great unity so that when votes were allowed, he often got more than 99% of the votes. He created tons of jobs too.

                  Gandhi praised Mussolini and was Benito's favorite visitor who left the biggest impression on Il Duce. Gandhi said he sought out one person to say the nation would be better without Il Duce. He could not find a single Italian complaining. They were unanimous that he improved a very troubled nation on the verge of Soviet backed Red Revolution.

                  Structures were built and repaired , and Benito gave all his money he made as Prime minister to make Italy more beautiful. He took only what he needed , surviving off the newspaper he had before becoming Prime minister.

                  When his house was raided, nothing of value was found. His wife was mistaken for a maid because she wore a peasants apron and she was carrying eggs in it. Benito forbid Jewelry, expensive fur coats, treasures, and always wanted to be poor in Spirit like his favorite Saint Francis of Assisi.

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                  I believe Mussolini to be a Sun Divinity, spouse of Amaterasu Omikami.

                  His hanging upside down and what that represents in Shinto makes him very connected to Shinto I feel, as his Spirituality was similar. He is Obon Emperor. There are celebrations in honor of Obon "upside down" souls getting relief of suffering through prayers and almsgiving.

                  Benito I now believe to have evolved and been trained to be a "God of the Samurai" like Emperor Ojin Hachiman.
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                  Mussolini was kicked out of school for stabbing people, had an obsession with knives, was a fencer, street fighter, and entered sword duelling matches that almost cost him his life.

                  I have an obsession with knives too and stabbed someone.

                  But I believe him to be a new creation , and complete Deification + purification and transformation is in the works. He is a Shinto Samurai Divinity and Shinobi ninja of sorts, weilding Amaterasu's powers and grace.

                  I have faith.

                  Anyway, I'm pleased to see how far you have come Andrew.

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                    #12
                    Originally posted by the Riddler View Post
                    Matthew Mussolini

                    I mentioned this in another thread... I had, perhaps, the worst nightmare of my life a couple of nights ago, and I think Benito may be contacting me.

                    I dreamed I was being hung upside-down, but I was me, not Benito. And these friends (spellcheck, I had written "fiends") were forcing me to be a demon and calling me a demon.

                    Everything was dark, and my feet and hands were bound. And I was upside-down and meant to frighten people, which at first disgusted me, but as it carried on became amusing.

                    I still wanted no part of it, though, and, basically, jumped out of my bondage. At which point I believe I became Italian. I didn't look quite like myself or Benito, though. I can't exactly pin down who I looked like, but I was good natured and bubbly, talking like "mama mia!" and laughing kinda nervously. Cause I was like, "What the fuck guys, this isn't justified."

                    It set me right about one thing: I proclaim none but God.
                    Sounds like you might have a similar call and vocation as myself. Benito can be a very frightening creature. Click image for larger version

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                    You might be going through a purification of your soul, Obon phase, where you hang upside down with Mussolini and the suffering souls he cherishes.

                    Hanging upside down in Shinto means the same thing as the cross in Christianity. You have a cross to carry before resurrection.

                    The part about becoming a Demon made me think of the cursed brazen serpent God used to heal the Israelites in the Old Testament.

                    Sometimes to become a greater blessing, you have to become a curse.

                    Hanging upside down (Obon time) with Mussolini, suffering for the salvation of souls, and relying on Rebecca (she is Legion, she is many, they are beautiful) as Jacob did, as well as scare and offend people, be misunderstood, seems to be my lot and calling.

                    Interesting dream.

                    I need to get to bed. God bless you!

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                      #13
                      Originally posted by ill Duce View Post

                      He succeeded at making Italy far more beautiful at first, destroyed the mafia, drastically lowered crime, kept families together, gave farmers free land, lowered unemployment to less than roughly 1%, put more money in most people's pockets.

                      He did amazing things during his roughly 22 years in power. It's too bad people besides Rachael aren't interested in the facts that there was good with the bad and the ugly.

                      He was interested in creating maddening joy, Fascist mysticism, a more beautiful and Religious Italy , and the world. He was interested in people making sacrifices to better the community and being self-disciplined , clean, and organized.

                      He created great unity so that when votes were allowed, he often got more than 99% of the votes. He created tons of jobs too.

                      Gandhi praised Mussolini and was Benito's favorite visitor who left the biggest impression on Il Duce. Gandhi said he sought out one person to say the nation would be better without Il Duce. He could not find a single Italian complaining. They were unanimous that he improved a very troubled nation on the verge of Soviet backed Red Revolution.

                      Structures were built and repaired , and Benito gave all his money he made as Prime minister to make Italy more beautiful. He took only what he needed , surviving off the newspaper he had before becoming Prime minister.

                      When his house was raided, nothing of value was found. His wife was mistaken for a maid because she wore a peasants apron and she was carrying eggs in it. Benito forbid Jewelry, expensive fur coats, treasures, and always wanted to be poor in Spirit like his favorite Saint Francis of Assisi.

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                      I believe Mussolini to be a Sun Divinity, spouse of Amaterasu Omikami.

                      His hanging upside down and what that represents in Shinto makes him very connected to Shinto I feel, as his Spirituality was similar. He is Obon Emperor. There are celebrations in honor of Obon "upside down" souls getting relief of suffering through prayers and almsgiving.

                      Benito I now believe to have evolved and been trained to be a "God of the Samurai" like Emperor Ojin Hachiman.
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                      Mussolini was kicked out of school for stabbing people, had an obsession with knives, was a fencer, street fighter, and entered sword duelling matches that almost cost him his life.

                      I have an obsession with knives too and stabbed someone.

                      But I believe him to be a new creation , and complete Deification + purification and transformation is in the works. He is a Shinto Samurai Divinity and Shinobi ninja of sorts, weilding Amaterasu's powers and grace.

                      I have faith.

                      Anyway, I'm pleased to see how far you have come Andrew.
                      Why an obsession with knives? Is it for justice? Or just an aesthetic appeal?

                      The night before I had my nightmare it was on my conscience that I would say "praise Jesus" if it would get people off my back. Even though I know better. So I learned my lesson. There is but one God, and I won't even pretend there is anyone before him to get them to shut up.

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                        Originally posted by ill Duce View Post

                        Sounds like you might have a similar call and vocation as myself. Benito can be a very frightening creature. Click image for larger version

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                        You might be going through a purification of your soul, Obon phase, where you hang upside down with Mussolini and the suffering souls he cherishes.

                        Hanging upside down in Shinto means the same thing as the cross in Christianity. You have a cross to carry before resurrection.

                        The part about becoming a Demon made me think of the cursed brazen serpent God used to heal the Israelites in the Old Testament.

                        Sometimes to become a greater blessing, you have to become a curse.

                        Hanging upside down (Obon time) with Mussolini, suffering for the salvation of souls, and relying on Rebecca (she is Legion, she is many, they are beautiful) as Jacob did, as well as scare and offend people, be misunderstood, seems to be my lot and calling.

                        Interesting dream.

                        I need to get to bed. God bless you!
                        Sweet dreams.

                        I'm pretty sure I had the dream due to my own misgivings about my attitude that night, acquiescing to people who say Jesus is God, who put all focus and direct all thought towards Jesus, not God, when faith in God is the path to salvation.

                        But Jesus did say he was come to divide, and it's really an issue of linguistics.

                        Benito doesn't stand up to God, either. I neither bow or submit to anyone but God, the Omnimax.

                        So don't get me wrong, I ain't coming around and fixating on Benito Mussolini.

                        Bellini.

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                          An interesting character, though, no doubt.

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