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A 3D Platformer in which you reach new areas by gaining new abilities; I've been craving something exactly like this!

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It's a dystopian, futuristic, isometric, trenchcoat-wearing cyberpunk game that is SOMEHOW not SNES Shadowrun.

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I got this for free, and I'm into Norse Mythology, so I'm going to give this a go.

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She wears a leather jacket, and has crazy-colored hair, and rides a motorcycle; she's SO COOL!

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It's like Dinotopia. No? I guess that reference is lost to time...

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A gigantic clusterfuck of Mega Man levels.

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Now, THIS is new: a JRPG based on African Culture.

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The strange, colorful imagery alone was enough to sell me on this.

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Painkiller
A GUN THAT SHOOTS LIGHTNING AND SHURIKENS!

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Maybe this will get me ready for P0rtal.

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Rime
I've been looking at this for a long time: you explore a mysterious island, solving puzzles.

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Steamworld Dig
Steampunk cowboys starring in a mix of Metroid and... DIG DUG!?

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Tron 2.0
I've always loved Tron, and a crazy First-Person Shooter based on its world is something I can't even imagine.

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Ultimate Power
This looks like a very oldschool JRPG, like Dragon Warrior with REALLY updated enemy graphics.

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Very Pink Game
As you might've noticed, this game features a lot of my favorite color.

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Whispering Willows
A neat game starring a teenage girl, who can explore through astral projection.

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XCOM Declassified: The Bureau
BETRAAAAAAAAYAL! Didn't cost me anything, though, and I'm terrible at Strategy games, so this might be my thing.

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Ys 3: Oath in Felghana
Okay, I give in; this was cheap, so let's see if it's any good. I'll start with the remake of my favorite game in the series.

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It was made in RPG Maker, but this thing looks really high-end!

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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 14 hours ago

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Thank you~!
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"Finding Teddy."

Huh huh, did you check Victoria's Secret?

Yeah, I do recall you saying you're not fond of that generation, stating that the early 3D era of games look like failed origami experiments. But there were so many games that paved the way. The platformer (Mario 64), the action adventure (Zelda 64), the collectathon (Donkey Kong 64, though more than likely Banjo Kazooie, which I don't have), the JRPG that introduced so many people to the genre (Final Fantasy VII), I'm telling you, this era of gaming was important. Granted, one could say "well, those games feel more like prototype experiences that have been improved upon newer games", but whatever, these games were wonderful.

I'd be interested in seeing you do that. SNES/Genesis/CD/TurboGrafx/CD, that'd be something to see. I'm only able to do this 'cause I not only have a Saturn, but was prompted to dig out my 64 upon a friend of mine buying me a 64 game (Glover), despite not having it plugged in in at least a decade. Doing this marathon is a real treat, but man, it can get overwhelming. I'm not even playing God of War PS4 at the moment.

Not the biggest Metal Gear Solid fan, but it's a staple of late '90s gaming.
about 1 day ago (edited)

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generic sit-down Racer
The ones where you could sit down in a "booth" and use a steering wheel? I know Outrun and Hang On were popular, but were there that many racers of that kind in the 90s?!

Seems that the SNES mouse was a bit more popular in Japan, because a number of games that use it were Japan-exclusive.

I figured; I meant that in the sense that "if one had a PS4, one could try them both and compare". International Karate plays very similar to KC (to the point that DECO sued Epyx).
about 2 days ago

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Yeah, ugh. I never had any interest in the FF7 remake at all. I mean, I won't lie. I fell into the hype bucket hard - especially after seeing that there was some news on it. I know everyone and their mom was losing their shit, but after I saw what was going on, well.. Yeah. I quickly lost all hype and interest after about a week.

Oh boy if you ever get around to playing Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure you'll get treated to a terribly midi'd soundtrack of - get this - Z.Z Top. No, I am not joking. The title screen itself is friggin' Z.Z Top's Tush. It's a crazy acid trip of a game that makes you wonder what the heck was going on in the heads of the dude's that made it but what the heck it's a great adventure. I loved it when I was a kid.

I remember having the whole package of Jazz Jackrabbit, Jill of the Jungle, Xargon and among those my favourite being Hocus Pocus for some reason. I also had a cracked demo version of a Korean DOS game called Zyclunt. I'm just surprised that someone has heard of Xargon, nobody else I know has heard of it.

Zyclunt's a good game if you need a Z game, btw!

about 1 day ago (edited)

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I think I only read one or two GamePro mags, so no, I wouldn't have seen it.

Yeah, M:OM is a rare case of an interquel. and I believe the Prime games were interquels as well, taking place between 1 and 2 (at one point in Prime 1, you can view the solar system, and you find out that Zebes is still intact; it was destroyed at the end of Super)... at least until Sakamoto considered them non-canon when making M:OM. Hunters is itself an interquel as it takes place between Prime 1 and 2. FF takes place after Prime 3. Pinball seems like a retelling of Prime 1.

Speakiing of FF, I noticed that NLG hasn't updated their website to inlclude it in their portfolio.

Ninja Gaiden 3 (NES, not the reboot) is a interquel (probably the first video game example), but it took me forever to figure out why, and I feel like an idiot for not picking up on the one plot point that gives it away easily. Ryu still has his sword, when he lost it after the events of 2. the manual also mentions Ashtar as overlooking the events of 1; he isn't even mentioned in the actual game. the problem was that Tecmo USA tried to keep this fact as subtle as possible, whereas in Japan Tecmo made it very clear that it was an interquel. in fact, if you beat the Japanese version, and wait 18 minutes, this screen appears. [Link] the US version has its own version [Link] but it was dummied out in the final release.

Actually, Street Fighter 2010 came out in Japan first (a month before the US release). but the evidence I pointed suggests that it was a revision of the later US release. another example is Double Dragon 3; it came out in America and Japan on the same time period (February 1991), but only the JP version says 1991; the other versions say 1990. the JP version actually has some changes done as I mentioned to you before (such as the fact that characters have more HP, and Hiroko now appears in every stage instead of just the odd-numbered stages)

Bob Gale would tell you not to play the LJN-era BTTF games (to provide some context; he once tried to offer his input, but LJN refused. so he tried to tell others not to play the games). on telltale's website, he actually provided a link to AVGN's review (AVGN didn't knew about this until someone provided a link to the website, in which he said he was honored).
about 9 hours ago (edited)

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Yikes.

Looks like the spelling is correct. from what I've seen, its a combination of the words Hame (Panel) and Do (Counter).

Another thing you can do in Super Punch-Out is to power yourself up. if you look at your character's portrait, the background color behind it slowly changes as you land blows/dodge, from blue all the way to red, until your face flashes. at this point, you can either activate your power-up manually (you have to press a separate button first) or automatically (default; activates the instant you throw a punch). this will increase the speed of your punches and makes your uppercuts more powerful. it's time-limited (the background slowly changes back to blue), but getting hit doesn't erase the powerup.

Speaking of the smirk, not only did Irate Gamer had trouble with Great Tiger, but when he was doing his training montage, he ends up getting his ass kicked by the same boxer he got a Game Over on that led him to that montage in the first place (Piston Honda 2; IMO, the easiest of the three rematches). when he could have used the password to start from there. definitely a moment worthy of that smirk...

Well, in Dragon Scroll (released 6 months after Dragon Spirit and 6 years before BoF), you technically play as the Gold Dragon. I say technically, because when you start the game, he's summoned by Narume (a god) in the form of a human named Feram; you don't get to use his original Dragon form until you reach the final boss (who is the Chrome Dragon).

There's also Fire Breathers... but that's part of Action 52.

Ah, okay. actually, getting the rupees makes getting the bomb expansions easier (since you need 100 rupees).

I don't think I've seen an officially-licensed game where every level is basically a different experience. Battletoads seems to be the closest one I can think of (level 1 is a basic beat-em-up stage that ends in a inverse first-person boss fight, Level 2 has you go down a shaft holding a rope, Level 3 is part beat-em-up/part riding level, etc).

Exe:Late(st) is coming out on PC next month, so you're better off waiting for that. [Link] Exe:late (which is already available) does not have the tutorial (or the extra characters).

[Link] He's also playable in Blaster Master Zero as well Mighty Gunvolt and its sequel.

Hey, it worked for Phantom Breaker (imo).
about 3 days ago

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It's an American JRPG? I dunno. I haven't finished Shadow Madness yet, and that's not too great of a game. Plus, Limited Run Games doing a physical? Sounds like I'm not gonna be able to get it in the wild unless I see it at a convention. I think Limited Run Games has the dubious honor of being the publisher with games you may want, but will never get. Maybe Nicalis will do one too. It's 'cause of them that I was able to get the Wonder Boy III remake.

I'm doing alright. In terms of games, I've been playing the greatest hits of the three main systems of the late '90s. The good news is I've been playing games that I haven't played in many years (I haven't played Ocarina of Time in over a decade), but the bad news is that it's distracting me in a way that I'm having a difficult time trying to get my rate down. At least right now, for 1998, I've got Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG, which I previously haven't finished.

By the way, I know the last time I talked to you, I asked how you are. I hope that it's okay to do that from time to time if I don't have anything to talk about right away. Maybe it's a good way to get a conversation going.
about 3 days ago

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about 4 days ago

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THE CITY OF TOWNVILLE.

Please don't tell me that Finalbound isn't some sort of EarthBound-style game.

How's it going?
about 4 days ago (edited)

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What's interesting about SF 2010 is that the English version might have been the original; part of the English opening is left in the Japanese ROM, and the JP manual uses a screenshot of the US version's Target Vs screen where it says Ken [Link] when his name should be Kevin (as it shows up on the top left of the page as ケビン) as that was what he was called in the Japanese version. when you take that info into account, it's weird that they basically changed Ken into an original character but didn't change the title or even relocate the TM when they deleted "The Final Fight" subtitle (which is still in the JP ROM, btw).

I don't think I've ever played the original Arcade version myself. then again, I've never been to an arcade cabinet at all; the closest I've gotten to playing AC games was via Arcade Archive.

I was less focused on the intended message you were giving me regarding that desolith thing and more focused on the fact that "Talking Heads" has spaces all over the place... XD

Just checked and yeah, MLIG mentions the SGB 2. there were also third-party GB players, but... [Link] yeah.

I've barely watched the 3 Stooges, so I guess I'm more of the former.

Correction: Forgot that the the "Arcade edition" version is a free patch for SF5 copies. knew about this, but forgot somehow.

No. DMC 3 is a prequel to the whole series, while 4 and 5 are sequels to 3. so the order is currently 3 > 1 > 4 > 5 > 2. not only has Capcom not made a sequel that continues the story of DMC2, but Lucia is the only playable character in the series who has not made a reappearance. Metroid is another series that hasn't gotten a true sequel in over a decade.
about 6 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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It was some rupees. while you do need a bomb to access the old man who gives you a bomb expansion in Level 5, the one in Level 7 requires a key instead.

YOU GOT TO PLAY AS A DRAGON!
So I guess we're just going to forget that Dragon Spirit exists? XD there's also Dragon Scroll.

Yep. [Link] looks almost exactly the same as the NA/EU model except for its cartridge slot size (and the lack of "Power Base" on the console)

Here's what the FM module looks like. [Link] was sold for ¥6,800 yen ($61 nowadays). here are the list of games that use it. [Link]

Some of those full-circle moves, I'm still not sure how to really do them.
For the ones where you have to do a single rotation, You actually only need to do a 3/4 circle to trigger them (pressing forward to up-back or back to up-forward). I was just as puzzled as you are on this until I saw Under Night In Birth Exe: Late(st)'s tutorial mode where one of its characters (Yuzuriha) mentions that you don't actually have to do a full 360. and Skullgirl's tutorial on Cerebella also indirectly points out that you don't need to do a full 360 (curiously, she's the only character in that game who has a full circle move, and it's for one of her super moves)

The ones with two rotations unfortunately DO require the first circle to be a 360, but the second one still only requires a 270.

Since you mentioned Karate Champ, have you heard of Divekick? it's basically a more simplified version of Karate Champ; both games make it so that whoever lands the first hit wins, but whereas KC gave you a full movelist, in this game, you can only... well, Dive and Kick (and evade). the two main characters are actually called that as well. it was made to be a parody of fighting games, but it ended up becoming a success. [Link] and curiously, you can get Karate Champ on PS4 as a AA title so you can try out both.

Castlevania 3 also has multiple loops. in fact, beating the second loop was required to get the credits.

WHCP did one thing that Punch-Out didn't; having a female opponent to box against. they probably weren't as bothered about a potential backlash, but then again, the game went under the radar so it never got the amount of attention that Punch-Out got.
about 7 days ago

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about 6 days ago (edited)

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Well, at least you don't bite off ears.

Yep. it's referred to as such on the "How to play" tutorial and on the results screen after a match. [Link]

Hamedo?

So it's one of those games with multiple gameplay types (like Mad City).

The funny thing about Power Punch 2 is that it was supposed to be a sequel to Mike Tyson's Punch Out... but Nintendo had outsourced it to Beam Software of all companies. when Nintendo saw how the game turned out, they refused to published the game, and it ended up being published by American Softworks instead. it's like Nintendo forgot that they made this [Link] and this [Link] although I hear Shadowrun is a fan favorite...

Chōnai Gekitō-hen actually had more simplified controls. [Link] it also had a dedicated block button.

Yeah.

I thought so lol.

You've likely haven't heard of Sayonara Umihara Kawase (the third and final game). that game introduced 2 new characters. apart from series protagonist Umihara, you also have Emiko and Noko, as well as a younger version of herself. [Link] [Link] all 3 of them will be in the crossover. [Fun Fact: You can actually grab all 3 games on Steam, as the PC version of Sayonara is based on the Vita version, which included the original.]

They actually already had trailers/gameplay videos of them. [Link] Emiko in particular reminds me of Mogi from Waku Waku 7; they both ride on a giant creature who fights on their behalf.

Also, Gunvolt and Issac will be in it. [Link] [Link] Gunvolt was probably the biggest surprise, as he's the only non-original character whose native game had no involvement from its developer or publisher; Studio Saisenzen made Code of Princess and the third Umihara game, while Nicalis published all 3 series represented in the game as well as Binding of Issac (and BOI was released in Japan on 3DS and Wii U, so the Japanese wouldn't be unfamiliar with him). so yeah. either way, it's coming out in the US on August 28th. controls will be like in Smash Bros.
about 1 week ago

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So here's another thing I learned from reading the LoL book; you know how in Zelda 1, the final dungeon has a empty room with an old man saying "Go to the next room"? well, apparently, in the prototype, the message had a purpose; the silver arrows was to the room to the right of this, but you had to pass through a fake wall to access it. but in the final version, the fake walls weren't introduced until the second quest. I guess Nintendo thought it would be cruel to throw in a mechanic that was THIS late in the game that people wouldn't have known about, so they changed the layout and removed the fake wall but didn't altered the message to match.

So regarding Valkyrie Drive, here are the other characters I've tried out.

Rinka uses a sword (katana) and relies on a lot of quick strikes. she's got higher attack than defense and has a lot of HP (the most I've seen so far).
Ranka uses her fists and seems to be pretty speedy with her strikes as well, but she doesn't have as much range (obviously). she has less HP but more attack than her sister, Rinka.
Mana uses a bow and "arrow" (well, her hair strands), and as I mentioned, can use her bow as both a melee weapon and to actually fire her "arrows". she's the only character who can move while charging her Triangle special. is more defense-oriented.
Momo uses a lance as her weapon so she's actually got some range. she, like Mana, has more defense than attack, but seems to have even less HP. for some reason, she doesn't walk (instead, she moves on her roller skates). also defense-oriented.
Viola uses a pistol and a sword and her normal attacks has her spin her sword a lot while also using her pistol. one of her attack branches has her use her pistol to juggle an enemy up in the and another one has her throw the sword as it spins in place. also defense-oriented, but seems to have the lowest HP (so far). ironically, as an Extar, she provides a more balanced stat layout when selected!

Haven't played Koharu yet (you don't unlock her until Chapter 9 and I'm still on Chapter 6).

And I finally bought the Mermaid DLC. got any questions?
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Dark Force is the manifestation of the hatred the PD has for the humans taking physical form.

The Japanese version of PS 3 takes place 2,000 years after PS 2, with the Layan-Orakia war taking place 1,000 years prior. so going by JP continuity, PS 4 takes place 1,000 years BEFORE PS 3. it's possible that the Dark Force that made it onto the ship was one of the many that was created by the PD during PS 4, but then that would mean that Dark Force can live on without PD so I don't think that would make sense... overall I feel that Sega had PS 4 take place after PS 2 but before PS 3 for the same reason Capcom refuses to make a DMC sequel that takes place after 2.

also, the Japanese version of PS 2 takes place 942 years after the original, not 1,000+.

I don't get the context behind the picture you linked me. unless it's the expression I'm looking at?

Anyway, I just can't handle their Fighters; they're so damn complex.
BCTB was actually simplified a bit from the main series (some moves that required D-pad commands now require button combinations, for example). and there's Blade Strangers, an even weirder crossover (Code of Princess + Umihara Kawase + Cave Story) that will also have simple controls. and it's going to be a budget-price release as well ($10 cheaper than BCTB and will arrive on the exact same platforms). can't wait personally.

Phantom Breaker also had simple controls (special attacks were done by performing Smash-like commands, and performing their supers can be done by either a button combination or a single button press), but unfortunately, that never got released outside of Japan.

So while looking around on TCRF again, I found out something new; Capcom ALSO had a dummy company (like Konami and Sunsoft) called Status. however, this wasn't created internally, but was an independant insurance company founded in October 1952 that Capcom bought at some point to serve as one of their subsidiaries just to get around Nintendo's "5 game" policy. it didn't get much use; the only two games that they were "credited" with are Street Fighter 2010 [Link] [Link] and the first Breath of Fire. [Link] they were later dissolved in 2004. [look for ステイタス near the bottom]
about 1 week ago (edited)

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It's more of a special chode form, yes. [Link] Here's what the best ending looks like: [Link]

Sure, I may be a fanboy, but as soon as Atlus' games start disappointing me, I'll jump ship; they don't have full control over my wallet. SMT4 and its sequel were among the best in the series for me, so I have high hopes for SMT5.

I hadn't even considered that. Yeah, RareWare could be what they're going for... y'know, if Microsoft somehow decided to fucking do something with the developer.

[Link] See this, yet? ... I might try this one out. There was also an older creepypasta hack by the name of "MARIO" and it was really short and weird. Certainly not "creepy", though.

Well, it's not like you have an option, anyway; the step-counting method only works on PSP.

No, it wasn't Crystal Castles... strange... I can't imagine that playing well with a trackball in an isometric view, but it looks oddly fun for at least a few minutes. I was hesitant to say it was a golf game, but I'm pretty sure that's how I remember it; it may have been Golden Tee Golf.

I'll admit that I actually gave the seller an offer for $1, heh. He counter-offered for $17. I think I'll turn this into a lifelong quest to obtain Bubsy 3D for just a buck - wish me luck!

How many computers do you have, out of curiosity? Just the desktop and laptop? I lack any older ones, but I used to play emulators on a Windows ME PC. I have my old Windows 7 machine from 2010, which is practically on life support; and my Windows 10 PC, which is what I do most everything on.

So by now, there's a what? Do you mean to say a core for RetroAr- *shot* I checked around, and there weirdly isn't one.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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I always had that same mindset as a kid, and my best friend throughout middle/high school would call me a hipster over it, because I was mostly playing NES and fifth/sixth-generation era consoles when the PS3 and 360 were still fairly new... my argument back then was "If you're enjoying movies and music from the '80s/'90s, then why can't I enjoy video games from those eras?" so, that whole mentality of people only wanting what's new and modern was still a thing then, even now.

I was referring to Lufia 1, of course; I remember just browsing Coolrom, (before the hellish nightmare it became) looking for any 'JRPG' sounding titles that I never heard of. Lufia's title stood out to me more than the others I came across, and just played it on a whim. Loved it so much, I bought the cart. The whole 'opening is the ending' feel in the intro was so damn cool for its time, and an excellent way to introduce you to the battle mechanics, giving you an overpowered party and full inventory. I was still in the process of catching up with the genre at the time, and I'd still recommend it to people as a good JRPG for starters.

I'll tell you what I think of Cuphead and its difficulty, if I ever do get around to playing it. Hell yeah, Metal Wolf Chaos! Now I don't have to import a damn Japanese Xbox just to play it. FromSoft is also developing a game for the PS4, being a throwback to their PS1 roots called "Déraciné"... I'm unsure if it's VR exclusive or not. What's this about Paladins? I did notice it on your Steam page. I think I heard about it being heavily Overwatch or Team Fortress inspired. Or both.

Honestly, I liked DuckTales 2 more than its predecessor, and I know what you mean; sometimes, even locations that resemble the real world can have beauty, and I partly had that point to make in my D2 write-up, as well. I don't even remember the bosses in FF5's dungeon, so that speaks for itself. I think my next pick for the 'best final dungeon bosses' would go to FF3, since it's just one big, long friggin' endurance run. Favorite track in the entire series? Hmm. That's a toughie... FF4's prologue is up there, but I prefer the Main Theme. Troian Beauty was always a favorite of mine: [Link] How about just the entirety of Final Fantasy IV's soundtrack? (and forget the DS version)
about 1 week ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Well, it was the start of that awkward 3D period, after all... although it is odd that tank controls were the first consideration for 3D platformer controls. Well, I meant 3D - as in 3D polygons. So, Snake Rattle & Roll doesn't count in that regard.

That kind of defeats the purpose of the "Breath of Fire" title, huh? Guess I can see why people found it underwhelming. This one's pretty neat, too! [Link] Could've sworn I also saw one of FF4, but I can't find it anywhere.

I do like Anna Torv, from I'm seeing. [Link] That scene of Quistis with the gattling gun was so awesome; I remember her being replaced by a random soldier during that FMV in the demo CD, so she didn't even get that time to shine until the final game. Oh, and to my memory, she's the only character to barge into your room in the middle of the night to wake you up for a game of cards. [Link] Her limit breaks do unfortunately suck; I usually stuck with Zell/Irvine and Rinoa. Rinoa's good, if only for her Invincible Moon, which is game-breaking. You can also just have the same effect as an item, however.

All-time favorite Final Fantasy summon? My favorite incarnation of Shiva is easily the one in 8, but she's also very pretty in 10. (honestly, most every incarnation is coolest in 8, even Leviathan) My favorite summon in the franchise is Doomtrain from FF8; its animation is sooo fucking cool, and it doesn't even do a lot of damage... even better than damage: it sets the enemies' vitality to zero, giving you maximum physical damage.

Snatcher is very much the complete opposite of LGBT, so yeah, you're probably right about that; you can sexually harass just about every female character in Snatcher, one of which being a fourteen-year-old... changed to being eighteen in the localization. Kojima's games are always perverse, and you can expect plenty of it. Policenauts (successor to Snatcher) is most especially like that.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
It might be the Eiyuu Densetsu thing? Not sure. The whole series is such a mess at this point, not even my brother would know, and he's a big Legend of Heroes fan.

Where do you keep finding these pictures? If you're speaking of the DQ8 grindfest, then it's not so great... losing a save file with over 100 hours on it, having to start over.

Wow. What did you have to do to get that Dreamcast working? Kind of a miracle if it was all beat-up, because they have the most frail disc drives I've ever encountered. The Saturn is built like a tank in comparison.

I got you watching more of The Onion, eh? That video's just.. sad, and completely true; I'm also fed up with Facebook. A family member of mine was, and still posts pictures of their baby growing up, pretty much in the same way that little girl explained it. Luckily, I've only shown up in a couple tagged family photos on there. And they'll probably always be on there- I'd rather they not be.

What I took from the ending, is that there's still hope, and everything can still be rebuilt. I just knew that scene with Terra was on your mind. What really got me personally, was the scene that Celes goes for Locke's headband, and nearly dies as a result. Locke's line, "I will not let go... I promise.", combined with that music is what made me cry... even thinking about that scene has made me a bit misty-eyed at times. Just an incredible ending, all around.

Don't you lean more on physical than magic in RPGs, typically? I can see you using that setup, since Barret probably has the highest physical stat growth. I use Vincent, but not for his limit breaks; he has the second highest magic stat growth in the game, with Cait Sith being #1... unless I have them switched around. During my last playthrough in the PS4 version, I think I used Cait Sith and Red XIII, and it made for a fun combo. Yes, you're right; Yuffie is obnoxious and has that awful clothing design. I just sympathized with her homeland situation, especially her loneliness and fear of being deprived, despite taking every opportunity to steal and fuck up my materia setup. In the ancillary works, (at least either DoC or that one shitty movie) she's also mainly who brought the party back together, and I really liked that.

I see you've finally gotten around to Dreaming Mary. Been a while; it's a cute little game that got quite disturbing. I remember being chased by that guy at the end, whispers were... kinda terrifying.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
"Too much content"? I'm surprised; that's usually a plus for some.

Keifer Sutherland later did some caloriemate commercials. [Link] which is funny, because he would later voice Big Boss (or rather, Venom Snake), who can get this item, in MGS 5.

You can play FM soundtracks on either of the Japanese models. the Mark III requires that you purchase the FM module, while the Master System has the FM module built-in. they didn't actually remove the soundtrack from the overseas releases (this is proven if you use an emulator), but you'll have to mod your console to play them. the only 3 that won't are Phantasy Star, Ys, and The Dragon's Trap. the first 2 had their FM soundtracks removed overseas (due to the trouble of fitting the English translation on the 4-megabit carts they used), and the third one is region-locked; it'll always play the PSG soundtrack unless you use a Japanese unit.

The VC releases of the FM-supported games retain the FM soundtrack.

Yeah, it's a stark contrast. [Link] [Link]

And the third one was called Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong and Dixie Kong in Japan (if you're wondering who the hell is Dinky Kong, it's the Japanese name for Kiddy Kong. it was the name Rare was going to use for Diddy Kong, but they were told that the name wouldn't be appropriate. didn't stop NCL from using it, though). even NCL can't be bothered to keep the names straight sometimes.

You're right; clear carts have a "bump" on the front of the cartridge.

There's also the fact that in Super GB games, there's a slight lag when changing colors, because it's trying to load up a different palette on the fly. this is easily noticeable in Pokemon games when the life bar goes between green, yellow, and red. the life bar never changes palettes on a standard GB/C.

It does have individually colored sprites. [Link] but I'm talking about sprites that retain their color when everything else changes color. [Link]

There was also a specialized controller for the SGB made by Hori called the SGB Commander. you can mute the audio or adjust speed. [Link]
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