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The Spirit of Zelda – The 3D Era

Alice Kojiro follows Zelda to its logical conclusion: the 3D titles. Has Zelda truly fallen from grace, or is it closer to its origins than we think?

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about 1 hour ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
If anything Prisoner Of Ice is worse than Shadow Of The Comet, but a great deal more hilarious :D Hope you enjoy it all the same.
about 6 hours ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Did you ever see the Real Ghostbusters episode "The Collect Call of Cathulhu*?" It's a fan favorite episode, when they were still a syndicated show and can actually have demons, as well as ghosts.

* Neither a typo nor meant to be some sort of cat creature. That's how they spelled it.
about 4 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
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Hey, look, I'm actually replying! Sorry about that. I don't know why I'm so bad at responding to people anymore.

I went from sleeping too much to barely sleeping at all, but I've somehow managed to sleep for a normal 6 or 7 hours once again.

Colby-Jack, eh? I definitely see that working on some toasted bread with garlic salt. Looks like I need to go cheese shopping soon.

That's really interesting. My grandfather is left-handed, but then again, he has quite the colorful past. He really didn't care about what people thought about him, that much is clear. Left-handed people aren't evil; evil people are simply left-handed! Not really. There's no correlation to my knowledge, at least. Oh yeah, I got that. Gender roles exist, that's absolutely true. They are also rather silly in nature, so I agree with you. Unfortunately, I don't know very many males that are of the nurturing kind, but I do know a few. I've definitely met my fair share of gruff beer-drinking females, though. All I have to say about gender marketing is, well: FUCK GENDER MARKETING. I always used to want to build dollhouses and stuff like that because I really found architecture to be really interesting. Nothing was quite as fascinating to me than seeing a big house and all of the different rooms and inner-workings and whathaveyou. So naturally, instead of getting doll houses, I just sat back and admired all of my cousin's. I moved on to Lego's, and I used to make cool little houses out of tissue and shoe-boxes. Then once I discovered The Sims, my life was that much more complete. Well, The Sims 2, specifically. I played the first Sims game when I was about six years old, but it scared the hell out of me because I managed to kill my Sim in a fire. I got over it eventually, but I didn't care as much about the building aspect of the first game. Probably because I was young at the time. Also, that's a really good way to look at your sexuality. I get kind of confused because I assume people care about it more than I do, so I never know how to talk about the topic. But yeah, you're definitely right.

Perhaps they don't view it as toilet paper? Honestly, I have no idea. It probably is more expensive, honestly. Yeah, I still don't know why it's a Coplay address. Shouldn't it be North Whitehall? I mean, I'm just a few houses down from that gas station on Mauch Chunk, or where Villa Lentini is if you know of that. We actually get pizza there like, way too often.
about 4 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I love it, but I'm not sitting here sprinkling hot coffee all over it. There's no such thing as a perfect game, after all. Oh, I can definitely agree with that statement even as much as I love Mother 3. Undertale is truly something beyond your typical JRPG, too. It's unique and special, much like Earthbound was when it blessed us with its presence. Also, huh!? Mother Kojiro likes a game that's popular? Call the media!

I don't even remember what we were talking about here. Assholes, I think? Yeah, assholes exist all over the world. If only they ate more cheese, like us, then they would be backed up and none of the shit would come out of them. Sorry, I wasn't listening. What was that?

I think it was because you started a pun, so we just continued it. That was quite a DONG time ago, though.

Hey, you're functional. I can't believe you're that fucked up, really. You're a Punk! Paladin/Monk. Punk. I feel like there's a bit of a story behind that running away to India thing. That South Park episode still gets me to this day; it's a really hairy situation. Also, always feel free to make those references. It's only the greatest show to grace my senses. You're right, but aren't they both essentially conveying the same message, at least? At least they're trying to understand how the world works, right? Also, I think there would be something wrong with someone pulling down their pants and shitting live chickens. Or well, if the chickens are covered in shit, at least. That would spread disease like wildfire. Exactly, beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. I think there's a certain amount of quality traits in this world that are universally agreed upon, for the most part, but who knows. Taste vs. Quality, I suppose. Some people have higher or lower standards of quality, sure, but the quality is absolute, is it not?
about 4 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I absolutely admire the writing prowess behind those religious writings, but I'm always wondering if our theories are correct. Like, instead of it being meant for fiction or to control a group of people, what if someone really believed this nonsense, and people just decided to jump on the bandwagon? It's crazy to think how far it has come regardless of the idea behind it, though. They make up hell of a good amount of fiction, too. I mean, just look at all of the demons in the Shin Megami Tensei series that are named after fictional gods. Not just that, but there's so much more out there too. Finish your book! I would absolutely love to read something that's a product of your imagination. I couldn't possibly think of anything more interesting, honestly. Truth is indeed a matter of perception. I knew a guy back in High School who we asked what he thought of other religions. We asked him, later on, "Is Muslim a religion? Is Judaism a religion?" And similar questions like that. We went as far as to define what makes them a religion, and we also noted the similarities between all of the religions mentioned. Once we got to Christianity though, he refused to tell us that it was a religion. "It's Truth" he would say. He would even admit that they all share the traits of having a code of morals and a deity, but the answer never changed.

It's been a few months since you made that statement, but I think we can officially say that it is getting to that extreme. Hell, the Nazis are coming back full force, sort of. I mean, they're not truly Nazis in the full sense of the term, but they may as well be. Enough of that political drib-drab, though. I don't see why we all can't get along. Well, I do see why, but I don't understand why we can't work towards making a change.

IN OTHER NEWS! I recently landed a job at the CVS in the Target on Airport Road, so that's cool. I'll be doing PharmTech stuff there, and I have to say I'm a bit excited for it. I'd probably be much happier doing this than working at some random grocery store that I don't care about.

Also, sorry for being kind of lame when it comes to keeping in contact. I know we chat elsewhere every now and then, but I still feel bad for leaving you in the dust.
about 22 hours ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
"that might not be bothered by it" so you have guests that are okay with it?

Yeah, but that bullshit would make me throw my hands up and go "FUCK THIS". especially if that actually happened in real-life.

Yep. much more respectable compared to Kaiba who just got upset at Yami when he lost an important duel because he believes he's the only one who should defeat him, not because he lost his soul (or technically Yugi's, since he intervened).. that reaction he made cemented my hatred for him right then and there. I'll admit, I've only seen a couple of scenes with Hiei (mostly because I've played J-Stars Victory VS where he's a playable character; I played a few matches with him, and then I wanted to watch the show), but so far I feel that he was an example on how to do a jerk character right. he also had some (sort of?) funny moments. like this scene. [Link] and this one. [Link]

I enjoyed DBZ and Yu-Gi-Oh abridged, though I haven't seen the latter in a while.

I don't get it; why do an abridged series of a game? especially one with no lip-flaps (or even VA)?

Seems that Ekoro had the right idea.

And yet, despite that, it would have still ended up a Japan-only series; Yamauchi wanted Gamefreak to localize the game for a overseas release, but they couldn't because they didn't had the manpower to do such a task at the time. we only ended up getting it when Iwata agreed to help.
about 4 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
You can find the whole story in these links [Link] [Link] but the short version is that...

--DH uploaded a game on Steam, and Jim Sterling played it. he hated it, partly because it was poorly made (and the developer stole assets from other places).
--DH then took the video and basically mocked it, trying to make the reviewer look as if he didn't know what he was doing. (reviewing the reviewer, one might say.)
--That backfired, so they then had the video pulled down via a DMCA takedown, though it was later restored.
--Then they tried to make Jim look bad in a audio interview.
--Finally, and when that backfired, then they sued him for $10 million for slander.

But it gets worse; then DH tried to sue 100 Steam users by filing a subpoena on Valve to reveal the identities of those users., because they were trying to let other people know that their games suck. that was when Valve had the last straw and kicked them off the store. go ahead, you can laugh now. the only good thing that came out of this lawsuit was their "Jim Fucking Sterling Son" insult, which is now a meme.

I know SMB2 and Castlevania had two revisions. they were done to fix a game-breaking bug that was introduced during localization; in SMB2, there's the mini-fryguy glitch that I told you about. in Castlevania, the game crashes during the Death fight if there's too many projectiles, because the data was shifted around during the conversion; because of this, if there's a lot of srpites, the game will load up a routine that causes the RAM area to be overwritten with garbage.

Naked, but with sparkly lights where appropriate.

So those types of clothing do exist.

Well, with the dressing room, I can understand why you (and others) would find it creepy. but I find it funny that some people called the minigame in FE: Fates creepy when all you really do in that one is touch faces. it was enough to get the feature removed outside of Japan. Hatsune Miku PDF had the exact same minigame and not only did it predated Fates by almost 3 years, it was retained in the international version. one could argue that in Nintendo's case, it was a combination of them having cold feet (they didn't want the feature to begin with; it was only retained after Nintendo toned it down). and the fact that SK was mostly aiming at people who like that stuff, whereas FE was aimed at a wider audience.
about 2 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
The latter 2.

First, you have the Elemental-type, where there's a Z-Crystal for each type (18 in total). basically, you need to have a move that matches the type of the Z-Crystal to actually use the Z-move, and it has to be an attacking move; so Primarina (the pokemon in my avatar) can't use Acid Downpour (Poison-type Z-move) because the only Poison-type move it can learn is Toxic, a status move. meanwhile, Machamp can, since it can be taught Poison Jab. the base power of said Z-move is based on the strength of the move, and it can go anywhere from 100 to 200. likewise, it can be both physical or special, based on the original (so Waterfall turns it into physical Hydro Vortex, while Hydro Pump makes it special-based).

The Z-Crystals that offer exclusive moves require a specific Pokemon. these have a fixed power and category (Primarina needs its signature move, Sparkling Aria, to use Oceanic Operetta, which is a 195-power special move).

The best part about these Z-moves is that they'll ignore accuracy checks (meaning that they'll hit without fail, as if you used Swift) and they can hit through protection moves (though they'll only take 1/4 damage).

The Z-status moves are a bit different; many moves can trigger a single Z-status move. for example, Mist can restore the user's health to full if you have a Ice Z-Crystal, but Refresh can do the same thing with a Normal Z-Crystal. and believe it or not, Splash is also compatible (it increases attack by 3 levels as if you use Sharpen 3 times).

Z-Moves don't override Mega Evolution usage; one can use a Z-move with one pokemon and Mega Evolve another in the same battle.

Yep. playing the SFC versions, I had to adapt to the Japanese terminology. luckily, the SFC remakes tell you what the spell does when they're highlighted, unlike the original. wait, critical hits don't occur in the final battle?

Never knew that. well, I don't think they were drinks; the "Somas" were all different colors. you had to use the walkthrough on Gamefaqs (or had the manual) to figure out what they do; Red restores your HP, Blue restores your MP, White revives you, and all others cured statuses, with Purple being the one required to cure this specific status. Madara 2 has a description of what the item does when its highlighted, thankfully.

Oh, right. I remember the level you're talking about too (Groovy).
about 7 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: April 21, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Haha, so how are you enjoying Fallout? I got that one for free, and it didn't really grab me haha. I thought it was really... slow? clunky? just not for me really hehe... I hope you like it better than I did >w<

Hehe yea, Zelda games rely very heavily on callbacks and its own formula, tho Breath of the Wild I understand mixes it all up a bit from what I have heard... but at the same time it is very ingrained in that nostalgia by being in and of itself a big callback to the exploration of the original game haha! Also all that said, I am very glad to see a lot of people going back and having new appreciation for those second games! Well, aside from Castlevania 2, people still don't seem to like that one (I own Castlevania 2 now tho so I wanna try playin it some time all the same >w<

And oh yea, Level 7 is the one you are thinkin of: [Link] That one was interesting too hehe >w<
about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Don't know if anyone's interested in Deadlight, but it's free at GOG for the next 38 hours.
about 6 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Are you planning on playing Fallout 2?

If they're going to be inspired by another game, they should at least make sure the game has some polish...

Also, instead of getting TMs from the trial captains, you get Z-Crystals. they can be given to your pokemon to use a super-powerful move once per battle. it also works with certain status moves (though they offer HP restoration/buffs instead). they also did away with HMs; instead, you get special riding pokemon that do the same job, like a Tauros who can break rocks. you can still get the HM moves, but they now function as TMs. this new system makes it completely impossible to be in a unwinnable situation (unlike in the earlier games, though you'd have to go out of your way to do so), since they can't be traded.

Totem Pokey?

This series debuted just 4 months after Akiba's Trip (first game), too.

It is. there's even a character (Katsuragi) who likes to grope her classmates for fun. her shinobi uniform has her wearing an open blouse that makes it look like she's wearing nothing underneath (she does, but it's one of those bras that only covers her back and the front/side of her boobs).

The PS Vita installments (PS4 also in the case of the second one) are even more perverse. the girls now become naked when they transform (instead of staying in their bikini), you can strip them of their bikini top and/or bottom if you finish them off with a certain super move, and in Estival VS, you have "creative finishers", where after you defeat them, an event happens (such as the loser being sent flying into a volleyball net) based on where you defeated them at. and in the dressing room, you can now grope their asses, strip them, and even kiss them after you fill up their heart meter. it's like "how the fuck did all of this stuff made it through"?

Yeah. there's a LOT of outfits and bikini designs to use. you can even have one character wear another character's shinobi uniform and use their hairstyle if you wanted.

You should look up the interviews that Kenichiro Takaki (series producer) did. he's... something else.

So I'm on Chapter 2 in BL now and it's looking pretty good so far. so cool to have a game where a dragon is on your side for once. even cooler when they finish off an enemy for you!

Looks like I can watch the Japanese dubs of Yu-Gi-Oh on Crunchyroll via the PS4, at least.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Man... going through all of that trouble to rescue her only for her to say that. yeah. I would have just left her; I really don't have time for her nonsense. I chalk this up as bad writing, but then again, I've never been in a relationship, so I wouldn't know.

Ha ha, pink firearm.

The "chain chomp" like teeth expressions that you described remind me of One Piece, because a lot of those characters on that show do that when they're upset.

Oddly enough, I found the first game to have the easiest final boss; just make sure you've leveled-up enough to use the Behoimi spell before taking him on.

I would think so; Pokemon in a way is much simpler compared to every other JRPG I've played that pre-dated it.

I had to put up with that "charm" condition in Madara 1. was not fun; it stayed after battles, there were no spells that can treat it, and you couldn't heal it by simply resting at an inn; you had to get a certain Soma from certain stores.

The glitch must have not been documented if Nintendo caught it very quickly.

Lawsuits are the greatest horror to any company, especially the budding ones. but some just take it too far to the point that it's outright laughable; have you ever heard of Digital Homicide?

Case-by-case sounds about right. I would have went with that.

That makes sense; take the easiest languages to learn and try to make it simple for people to learn.

Yeah, that's about the best way to explain it. it's so over the top that I can't take him seriously anymore. one part that killed me is when Mokuba (his younger brother) steals some star chips, and Yami tries to talk him out of it, saying that his brother wouldn't approve of it. what happens next? an flashback of Kaiba saying "well done, Mokuba. now steal something from Joey, too. " laughed immediately. then there's this exchange--

Noah: You can’t defeat me, because I possess the person you care about more than anyone else in the world!
Kaiba: Unless you’ve somehow kidnapped me without my knowledge, I think that’s impossible.


FUCKING WHAT?! XD

Oddly enough, the only "jerk" character I've seen that I can somewhat tolerate is Hiei from Yu Yu Hakushou. partly because his insulting Kuwabara made me laugh rather than roll my eyes, and partly because of that scene where he charged after Sensui in anger after he killed Yusuke in front of him and the others.
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Your recent mention of Live-A-Live has activated my trap card---OBLIGATORY APPRECIATORY COMMENT
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
It was mostly your outstanding collection to be honest. I like your avatar and banner, too.

My avatar is a French author named Louis Ferdinand Céline. He was a doctor and a very compassionate man in real life but very angry and frustrated in his writing. I like the image because he looks weary but still trudging along.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
I apologize for the late reply.
Batshit insane direction like abandoning videogames and making pachinko machines. At least Konami seems to be working slightly back towards videogame recently, but I’m not holding my breath. I would definitely be wary of a new capcom made Mega Man too. I wonder what the catch would be, micro transactions, free to play, game as a service?

Re: Undertale, I did the same exact thing with Undyne. I did retreat from her, but not far enough. Afterwards I charged straight at her and it did not work well. After the solution was pointed out to me, I felt silly for not running away enough. I had the right idea, but gave up too quickly. Extended the Undertale sound track with loops, yes please! Oh and I will for sure. I was able to get a copy of the game for the Vita, so that will be a nice revisit of the game to shake the rust off.

I’m sorry, but I forgot what the following was in reference to: “And yes, you do; the Internet will make much more sense after you've seen it.”
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I only realized after starting the game how important agility truly is.

They certainly did! I didn't know before that they had Ron Perlman narrating from the very first game.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Yeah, I meant All-Stars, but I don't remember seeing that glitch you mentioned. it was also fixed in the GBC version.

The Party Time scene in the edited version is one of my favorite scenes ever. it makes no sense whatever, and the Youtube comments are always worth reading. it's the only reason why it's saved to my favorites. the rest of the goddamn movie fares no better. it's a trainwreck (or should I say shipwreck) from start to finish. and this wasn't any direct-to-DVD stuff, either; this was actually released in theaters in its home country. people paid money to sit down and watch this. it's like the director (Camillo Teti) was completely unaware that the Titanic event actually happened, considering that it has "Legend" in the title. and that's not without getting into the other 2 Italian Titanic movies...

So would you say that Esperanto is based on Spanish?

LOL sex party. I guess Jaquio can wait!

I have. and all I can say is... what kind of drugs were they on to make this stuff?!

The way you described her personality, it's eerie similar to that woman in the video I linked...

The weird thing is I can tolerate the Abridged version of Seto Kaiba. like, he's still an ass, but some of the shit he says actually makes me laugh rather than make me go want to punch him in the face while going FUCK YOU like in the actual (4kids English) dub. then again, it's abridged and they always play up stuff for laughs, so... eh.

Glad I'm not alone. (regarding the long statement)

I plan on buying a copy of a anime myself; School Ghost Stories. if only to watch the hilarious English dub.

How was Fallout? I myself just finished DQ3 earlier this week. won against Zoma with only my Soldier left. the way things were going towards the end, I honestly should have lost that fight. (and yes, I did use the Light Orb beforehand.)

Next up will be Bahamut Lagoon.

Edit: Made it to Chapter 1 and I noticed that it shares the same "door opening" sound effect as Live-A-Live and Super Mario RPG as well. BL predated SMRPG as well (by exactly 1 month in fact).
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Damn... that's even more depressing than the story I heard of that woman who wasn't allowed to have an abortion and ended up dying even though the abortion could have saved her life. as someone who has indian ancestry, this saddens me.

I'm afraid to ask what the act of Sati actually is.

I don't think I've mentioned the series yet, but basically, it focuses on an academy of female ninjas, where you get to play as one of 5 from the particular group of your choosing. part of the franchise's gimmick is that as you take enough damage, your character starts losing parts of their clothing (empathized in a cutscene) until they're down to their bikini. another thing that this series is known for is that there's a dressing room where you can change the outfit they start with AND the Shinobi uniform they'll change into as well as their bikini, and during this time, you can touch their boobs, which will cause them to react angrily (most of them, anyway). the stories are actually pretty interesting, though, as least from what I've heard from the people who played them. the series as a whole reminds me of Dead or Alive, another fanservice series; they've even cross-promoted each other in their more recent games.

Although published by Marvelous, it is actually developed by Tamsoft, who's best known for Battle Arena Toshinden and more recently Oneechanbara. it's their most successful franchise.

Yeah, basically the trial captains have you do some kind of objective, and then you fight the totem pokemon at the end. they're different from regular battles in that the Totem Pokemon start with a stat boost at the start of the battle (and natrually, they have their own music). they essentially replace the gyms from the previous games. other trail captains DO have to be fought, however, as part of the Grand Trail on that island you're in.

My guess is it would have been difficult to implement in the first 2 games. in Gen 3 where you can now do double battles? it should have been possible.

Nope. all they did is reduce the possibility of it happening in Sun/Moon (33% as opposed to 50% in earlier games). now that you mentioned it, another thing about confusion is that in some RPGs, you can attack your own allies to make them snap out of it immediately. that doesn't work in Pokemon; you have to use a item or hope they're immune to it (Own Tempo) to start with. others now become harder to hit if they're confused (Tangled Feet).
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I'm doing okay.

My problem with games like Fallout is that I always seem to make characters with poor combat skills.

Richard Dean Anderson? Does he voice one of the characters in the game?
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2017
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
It's a game that pretty much calls for you going in blind. Any information is detrimental to the experience. There is a free version of it.
You will not find me... I am safe in here...