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Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Ownership: Other
At Turnabout 2. Took my sweet time, but now I'm compelled to keep going.

Updated about 20 hours ago

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Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire
When in doubt, cast Frostbite and spin around in circles.

Updated about 20 hours ago

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Xenoblade Chronicles X
Officially licensed with BLADE as a Mediator. No turning back now. This game's got its claws in me, finally.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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about 2 hours ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Sega CD's "Night Trap" is coming to PS4/Xbone and PS4 getting Physical Copy
about 4 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
The Disney Afternoon Collection
about 5 days ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Thanks for the Saint's Row 2 pointer.
I already have the PS3 version and played it plenty, but it can never hurt to have such a fun game on another platform as well, right?
about 5 days 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
Focus: Only playing one game
Hey, thanks! Saint's Row 2 is the kind of game I'd like to fuck around with, but wouldn't pay actual money to play.
about 5 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Saints Row 2 is free on GOG right now. If you like open-world Grand Theft Auto style games at all, don't hesitate to pick it up! It's the best of the best, it has a wonderful character creator, and you can play the entire game in co-op!
about 6 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Disney what collection?

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Hmm. So they released six Capcom games based on Disney Afternoon shows in one collection. For twenty dollars, and considering how high some of those games have gotten ($150 for DuckTales 2? Bitch, please), the value is undeniably incredible. However, why isn't it on Switch? For goodness sake, those games aren't even big in size, as far as I know, so why isn't it on Switch? Makes no god damn sense. I mean, didn't they put six Mega Man games in one collection on the 3DS? So what trouble would they have in putting those games on the Switch? Hopefully they'll put it on Switch, and make a retail version too. You know it'll sell high because of peoples obsession with nostalgia, and they made one for DuckTales Remastered, so it's like, why not?

So they're coming out with an SNES Mini. Neato, I guess. You can bet they'll put the usual stuff in it. Super Mario World, Zelda, F-Zero, Star Fox... it'd be cool if they can surprise people with a couple of unexpected games, like Final Fantasy in the NES Mini. Hopefully they can work out what went wrong with the production of the NES Mini and sell enough SNES Minis to satisfy people. If they play their cards right, maybe they'll come out with an N64 Mini in the near future.

Persona 5 has a point where you can buy an old game console at a second hand shop, and the shop owner was thinking "nobody is going to want this old game console. Maybe if I threw in some games with it..." Hah. He should take a look at the American gaming aftermarket. I wonder what the Japanese gaming aftermarket is like? Are they as willing to pay high dollar for old games as we are? Are there collectors who claw each other's eyes out just to get a copy of EarthBound? That's a curiosity.
about 6 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: September 1, 2010
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I've played very little of the game so far (hoping to start and finish stage 2 sometime tomorrow) but I dig everything about it. The artstyle, the gameplay, etc. I have no experience playing Contra games but this is a good place to start.

Glad you like the theme.
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
And yeah, Propeller I definitely expected as one of the knights that'd get a DLC, I also think tinker could work with various tools and perhaps a 'normal person-sized' robot body. Obviously, a Shield Knight story where Shovel becomes the enchanter is one I thought would be obvious, but it doesn't look like it's happening. I dunno though, I feel like they've done so much for this game and the game icon now shows all 4 playable characters (including King) so I think it's pretty much a done deal. Maybe next time -- I certainly expect a Shovel Knight 2 to come around sometime around 2020 or so, lol. Though at the same time, I figure Yacht club might wanna move on for a bit considering how much time they've spent on this game... either way, I'm sure their next project will be good.
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, I created that color scheme for my Undertale theme that I wanted to focus on black and red but it actually fits Specter even better -- what with the tones being more crimson than plain red and of course the black making a lot of sense. I tried adding some blue hues (to match the sky in the banner and the crimson-and-blue color scheme of the official Specter of Torment logo) and some gold hues (to match the rest of his outfit) but it didn't look right; this one's perfect.

Heck yeah it's awesome! I really liked Plague Knight and appreciated his wildly different gameplay from SK and unique story, but as you can see I never even bothered to finish his campaign.. I mean, I've always intended to, and I will right after Specter at last, but stuff came up and I never really went back to it. The loads of options for his potions were really cool but also a bit overwhelming, and the worse-than-Castlevania knockback was an issue even with lots of upgrades. Specter, however, is super fun and just clicked with me immediately (despite hearing some friends say his controls took some getting used to, I found them really intuitive and grew fond of them quickly - though I do find myself clinging to walls when i didn't want to sometimes, lol) and I'm definitely finishing all his content ASAP like I did with the ol' shovel boy. I actually would like to go back and earn all the achievements for Shovel of Justice or w/e they're calling the original campaign now, probably while also trying its new genderswap mode. I actually kinda wish I had it for the switch, and a SK amiibo to summon that adorable shovel fairy I've seen in videos. I feel like SK is gonna get a lot more attention and praise than it already has by being one of the first small handful of games available to early Switch adopters....

Haha, the Reize stuff kinda bothers me too, mostly because he reminds me so much of the type of kinda corny, 'cool young anime protagonist' type of character a goofy friend of mine would've designed in his youth or something, but I mean, they did their best to make him cooler in this. Not that I appreciate his garbage attitude toward Specter after he kicked his ass... I dunno though, I loved Bazz in Plague's campaign and I really love Phantom Striker who I hope will be a major character in King Knight's. I'm really surprised Yacht Club has done so much for those chars in the DLC's... seems like they definitely got their money's worth!
about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Over 2.5 million Switches sold worldwide. Wow! Sounds like Nintendo is doing good.

A lot of people are upset they chose to discontinue the NES Mini. My response? Oh well. They should just concentrate pn making the Switch as great as possible.

Sounds like they may have already outdone the Wii U. If not that, then maybe soon.
about 2 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
My friends told me to start with Lute's scenario, just because he has almost zero story, making it all about exploring the game and completing sidequests, and honestly, that's either the best or the worst advice that you could ever give someone just starting the game. On one hand, it's 100% open, because there's a little story blurb, and then, you enter the final dungeon; on the other, if you don't discover enough of those sidequests (and your first time, you probably won't), you'll be blasted into a vaguely blood-colored grease spot by what is probably the most brutal final boss in the entire game; fucker has 5 forms, and they're all hard as hell, unless you've learned how to break the system.

AND, guns are also made of the fossils of cyborg dragons; don't forget that! I hadn't noticed that; I had the misfortune of playing the games just far enough apart to forget most of the smaller details between them. My lady has started the first Wild Arms, but got sidetracked by South Park: Stick of Truth.

I'm still a bit hesitant about the Ancient Cave hack, since I didn't like the Ancient Cave from its original game... mostly original game: Lufia 2; it actually was in the first Lufia, but it was pretty different. It does; you get them earlier, so they're not completely useless. Having the cannoneer was pretty fucking great, I have to say, and being able to use the Necromancer before every other thing in the game was already done was cool, too. There's a patch to put on top of that that's supposed to allow you to use spellblade with knives and katanas, but it didn't work for me for some reason. Oh, not at all; Shining Soul 2 has its special attacks and spells executed simply by charging up the attack button; swinging just bops enemies with your book/scroll.

For me, Egoraptor points out that it's not the best game ever and not much of a Zelda, but my larger gripes with it lie primarily in its clusterfuckian level design, particularly in what I feel is one of the worst-designed dungeons in the series: the Forest Temple. Trying to aim your bow fucking sucks, too, especially when you need to be quick. Nostalgia is an okay reason to like something, but not to rate it high.

There are many who think themselves close to me, but very few truly are; maybe 2 or 3 people. Well, I only abuse my body physically; not chemically, but I sometimes have trouble keeping my hand out of the cookie jar, if you catch my drift, and I'm not talking about food.
about 2 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
You don't really every truly know someone, because you can't see inside their head, and even if you could, you don't speak their language. I think the more that we realize that, the less we'll try to cram people into molds that don't fit them, and the closer we'll get to any real understanding. Most people are too busy with their lives and their families to take the time to realize that, though; it's sad, but it's just the way that it is.

I'd say that either makes me a paladin (Cecil Harvey ) or a cleric... maybe even a monk, depending how you spin it. Of course, with all of the masks that I've carved over the years, maybe I'm a mimic, or just a warrior with a hell of a lot of crystal shards. I don't take personality tests, because I usually break them; they don't know what the hell to do with me any more than dream interpretation books do.

I actually got $50 for writing the first full walkthrough for Return to Dream Land for GameFAQs; I had so many websites lining up around the block to pleasure me for permission to use that walkthrough that I felt like the queen of the whorehouse; it was quite an experience. It was also challenging to keep, "Walk to the right; go in the door," fresh and engaging. I also enjoyed Triple Deluxe, but haven't played Planet Robobot yet.

Mine probably wouldn't be all that strong were it not for the rabid fanbase; it just makes me want to fight against it even more. I've always been like that, especially when people make statements that begin with words like, "everyone". I also enjoy salmon; guess that makes me a cannibal. I was playing Final Fantasy 7 when Ocarina of Time came out, and people kept saying that it far surpassed it. I'd say, "You can't even compare the 2; they're completely different genres!" "Nuh-uh; Zelda is a Action-RPG!" With the word, nuh-uh, having been uttered by an adult, and that not even being the most erroneous part of the statement, I decided to make an official motion of "Alice Kojiro said, 'This game is stupid,' and let me win." I've actually had someone try to convince me that Ninja Gaiden is a Castlevania ripoff, because its power-ups are in floating containers that have to be attacked. The Day 0 reviews get me, too. It's 2017, Slashdot was almost 20 fucking years ago, and nobody still enjoys reading "FIRST POST!" anymore, and let's be real: that's all that those reviews are.
about 2 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
Get the fuck out; seriously!? I think the most awesome picture I have with a celebrity is either the picture that I have of Cliff Simon dipping me in a ballroom dance move while my lady feigns jealousy (dude's hot); or the one that I have of my lady on Dan Payne's shoulders, preparing for a chicken fight, while Alex Zahara and I are standing on the ground with a "COME ON!" look on our faces. Well, I did obsessively hoard healing items, so I had about infinity billion Mega Berries; that helped. I honestly had more trouble with some of the other battles, where it was an ordeal to keep reviving everyone and healing them up. That's pretty cool; I'm fascinated by elemental weaves, but they're pretty rare in JRPGs.

I don't think I have a full soundtrack of any game, but Wild Arms 2 and 3 definitely have quite a large presence in my collection. The final battle music in Wild Arms 2 is so good I could almost cry, were I emotionally capable of such a thing, and the final battle music from 3 is almost as good.

And what pisses me off most about that is that EVERY SINGLE FUCKING GAME now has to be either made of shit brown and gun metal gray, or have an aggressively saccharine moe aesthetic. Okay, or pseudo-retro pixel art. I remember when games all looked fairly different. One of my favorite examples is Ancient Magic: Bazoo! Mahou Sekai for the SNES; it's obscure as fuck, but its character portraits have a lovely fairy tale aesthetic. I agree; many "bad" games are worth playing, but many "good" games are overhyped garbage, but they're "historically impressive" or whatever. And I thought Banjo-Kazooie was bad with obsessive collection, but I've heard Banjo-Kazooie fans describe Donkey Kong 64 as reaching an "uncomfortable level of collection". Combine that with the nigh-universal bad controls of Action games of the time, and I think I'll pass.

Yup; it's Wind Waker. Man, FUCK that section; Wind Waker gets off to such a terrible start, but once it gets going, it's just about everything I've ever wanted in a Zelda game. With Skyward Sword, do you mean the Silent Realms? I remember those being annoying, but not nearly as infuriating as the fact that there's a fucking ESCORT MISSION later on. It didn't give me much trouble, but I assure you that the soundtrack was momentarily replaced by a string of unrelenting profanity. Not that it was any big loss; I don't recall a single song from the game whatsoever.
about 2 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
I'm both a freak and a healer, so I attract all kinds; depends what mask I'm wearing that day. I do like someone who'll dance with my prismatic nightmares, though; someone who will entertain all of the - oh, I can't find the English word for it; locuras is the Spanish - that slip past my tongue. Oh, I've made it no secret that I love her big ass.

I think those sorts of things cheapen the experience, though; it's less special to talk about some freak occurrence if every single person is already making an attempt to experience the same thing. I had a friend who got Turok 2 back when it was new, and he and I would exchange "war stories". I'd laugh like hell when he told me that he used the Nuke, and then canceled its effects by tossing a Sunfire Pod, but these days, it'd probably be an achievement. And I'd hardly call Excalibur 2 harmless; that was 10 tons of bullshit, if you ask me. I'm very patient with people, but I've learned the value of holding the hand, as well as slapping it; sometimes, you need the former.

Ironically, right out of an old Western movie; I don't know what an Anything Eater looks like, but I'm picturing it spinning around dramatically while saying, "So long, pardner; I'ma headin' for the last roundup." Fuckin' Squenix. I took the same approach to Mario 64; I spent 10 fucking years getting all of those stars. I downloaded it on the Wii Virtual Console, and just downloaded a 100% save file, because don't fucking TELL me that I didn't earn this!

We both earned it, because we've put each other through the fucking ringer, especially when it comes to the aforementioned crazy. I met her not long before she started having to take psychotropic medication just to function, and like most transitions, it was fucking ugly. She's had to put up with me going through hysterics a few years back; we don't know what it was, but I was practically sobbing about holding my unborn child in my arms. Neither of us ever want to have children. So yeah, that was about as fun as you'd expect. We survived, though, and nobody even got stabbed, which is good, because we have a Cutco Studio Set; they're irresponsibly sharp. Oh, of course; I was just saying that it could never happen is all. That could very well be, assuming that he doesn't have facial hair. It is a very rare case that I like facial hair. I have to warn you, though, that I used to be part of that sort of crowd, and they were terrified of me.
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Yes. They're definitely intended to be played in order.
Each story is self-contained but there is a clear development in characters and the things you learn about the setting.
about 3 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I'll quote what I said to a friend on Facebook last night about it - "ummm i thought it was a bit too fragmented with its story arcs besides trevor and michael hating each other, and i thought the characters - especially franklin - were too thinly developed despite there being a lot of things happening.. if that makes any sense. its a shame since i like the idea of michael eventually having nothing left to lose after his family left and then reconciling with his family, franklin wanting to get out of the hood and make some real green, and trevor being a crazy cunt. the missions were often batshit insane and fun, but some of the third person shooting segments were like a glorified game of whack a mole. the driving's mostly good, except when they go up in the air a bit too easily. getting away from the cops can be fun but can also be a bit of a crapshoot when they randomly appear. the game's presented really well even on ps3. basically, 6/10."
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Good luck with playing Xenoblade Chronicles X.
I started two attempts so far but both times the game lost me somewhere along the way.
Here's to you being more successful in your endeavour.
about 3 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
Well, SaGa Frontier is like that in that you have a bunch of quests that you can complete whenever you want, and you get stronger as you do so; it's one of the most open JRPGs I've ever played. I agree, too, that the remake of 3 was pretty good; I enjoyed it a great deal. I liked the new Erdrick's Tablet, but most of them were lackluster, yes, as was the overall visual style; the enemies looked like fucking balloon animals. I definitely prefer the 8-bit visuals to the 16-bit ones.

Well, they don't really add up to one whole; you do get a big ending for beating each scenario, but it doesn't tie them together at all. They're really just 7 separate stories, but most of them are very well-written, or at least unique and interesting.

Seriously? I never noticed that. That's the thing! I couldn't remember the name, and had assumed that to be the Blue Menace, which made me think I was going to punch the planet back to life, fighting that thing. That makes sense; they kept referring to Asgard's master, but they never really explicitly stated who it was, and it could've been Leehalt or Janus.

I've considered that, as well; I don't know if it'd be interesting to be forced to play as just a few classes, or if I'd get bored by the lack of variety. I feel like it'd be the former, unless I drew 4 jobs that I usually use quite often. Personally, I prefer the hack for the GBA version that removes all mandatory commands; each class only forces you to use its ability. So, if you're a Dragoon, you have only Jump, with 3 open slots. You can fuck yourself over if you don't have a Fight command, but you just have to think before choosing your abilities is all. It mixes up the order in which you receive classes and abilities, as well. I've never had more fun with the game. Shining Soul 2 also flips things on their heads. I usually play a tank, but in this, I liked the mage classes a lot better; I actually had a hard time with the more physical classes. Well, except the monk, because monks almost always kick ass. I replay the first Star Tropics more often; it was the game that I used to play with my sister when she had a snow day at school.

It seems like we agree on a lot. It's nice to see that someone agrees about Ocarina of Time, aside from Egoraptor. I mean, I get that it was one of the first 3D games with tolerable combat, but the shit aged like bread; HOW IS IT STILL CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST ZELDAS!?
about 3 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
My... let's call them extended family is like that with me. They're good people, and I can tell that they feel bad for me, because of the way that I am, and want to help me, but really, I'd rather just be the way that I am. Maybe have my shit together a little more, but that's about it. It's not even that they're assholes; they just haven't considered the possibility of multiple paths through life. I can't say that I'm without my vices, though...

Oh, for sure, but it made me the tough old bitch that I am today. I got really good at wearing all of the different masks in my collection, though it's left me with a bit of a malleable identity, and there are maybe 5 people in this universe that can say that they really know me, and most of them have the advantage of thinking like me. So yeah, I can now pass as a normie, but I like to spice it up with enough weirdness to keep people alert, but not ready to call the police. I was like that as a teenager, too; I was really fucking antisocial, misanthropic, cold, and uncaring, but for some reason, people liked me, and would often follow my lead. I never understood it; an aura reader by the name of Virginia Fidel once told me that I have a "white light" that causes this effect, whatever that means.

Whenever I think I'm done buying new games, I discover something that really grabs my interest, usually a Kirby game; that little pink puff has restored my faith in modern video games more times than I can count.

So, I'm not the only one? When I got my N64, I thought to myself, "This is the end of video games." Turns out that I just had to wait for Devil May Cry to be a thing for Action to get good in 3D. I wasn't impressed when Out of This World came out with all of its rotoscoping bullshit; I'd just hoped to be only a fad. They really do, don't they? I bet most of those shitheads didn't even know what Final Fantasy was until 7 came out, either, like they really know RPGs that well. I remember reading that Legend of Dragoon was trying too hard to be Final Fantasy 7, because the party chases a silver-haired villain. I don't put much faith in video game journalists; I usually read the user reviews at GameFAQs that bother to write enough that it's in the largest category, which isn't really even that much writing to hit. If you can't hit 1200 words, and aren't writing the review more then 7 days after its release, then what are you really even saying about the game?
about 3 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
I'm mostly familiar with him from the AVGN episode about the Toxic Avenger games. He just seems like a really perverted old man; someone I'd probably get along with, but maybe in small doses. Though I didn't fight all of the optional bosses, I never once used a Gimel Coin, aside from using one just to pick one up from a treasure chest, because I already had 99... or to save after getting something awesome in the middle of a fucking hail storm. I did trash it, though, with my patented fool-proof strategy:
Step 1: Get Finest Arts
Step 2: Win
I did use other stuff to my advantage, but had I known the last form would die so quickly, I probably would have let it do its thing for a few rounds, just to see those crazy elemental weaves; I didn't get to see a single one of them. I did take at least one word of advice from your walkthrough, though: while playing the Lombardia flight music in my car, I cranked it the hell up. A Saturn Ion isn't exactly a shape-shifting cyberdragon that inexplicably has a missile base inside of her, but it was still cool.

Yeah, let's take a look at Call of Duty vs. Mega Man. Call of Duty has more realistic graphics, but the irony is that while they're capable of a larger palette, they're less colorful than Mega Man, and therefore, to me, less pleasing to the eye. Some people prefer that, though; there is no "objectively superior". I mean, there are fucksticks out there that really enjoy games like Deadly Towers; count me among them. Pacing is like a game's framerate; it doesn't really matter what it is, so long as it's consistent, no matter how much people like to tell you that 60 fps is the ONLY way to play a game. I mean, would you rather something run slowly, but smoothly; or quickly, but jerking all around, like you're playing Doom, and you just blasted 30 demons in the same room? Same with pacing; would you rather have something like Wild Arms or Dragon Warrior, where there's grinding around every town, and dungeons might take a few trips to complete, or would you have something where you cruise through the game, but right at the end, you have a 15-hour grind? You'd be tearing chunks out of your skin by the time you were ready for the final confrontation. You know: like the postgame bullshit in Dragon Quest 8.

I guess they could be fun, but I fucking hate stealth; it almost killed my favorite Zelda game ever.
All the tired horses in the sun, how'm I supposed to get any riding done?