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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 day ago

Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
about 3 days ago

Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Just chiming in to say passively watching your Borderlands journey through your updates makes me pretty happy. I have a lot of love for BL1 and 2 and your reactions have been entertaining and kind of surprising. I'm not too privy of your tastes overall, but I really did not expect you to enjoy them as much as you seem to have been.
about 4 days ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
So, how hard would you say SaGa Frontier is?

The SaGa games are kind of notorious for their difficulty. I recently managed to beat Romancing SaGa 3 but really only because I grinded my stats about as high as possible (as you can see here [Link] When I first played it about 20 years ago, I wasn't able to finish it. There's that one boss who has an instant death attack that targets your entire party. That is just... wonderful.

Did you ever try Chrono Cross? That one feels kind of like a SaGa game to me. Or, at least a SaGa game with heavy level caps.
about 3 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Also, he overexaggerated with the $50; only a handful of games were at that price. most were $30-40 at max.

Sorry, I didn't understand the wording. I thought you were asking me if it's better to just skip the 3DS and just get a Switch instead.

I don't understand the meaning behind your "GB on 3DS" statement (since some GB games were made available on its eShop). my answer? the hybrid concept is a neat idea. not only that, but each joycon is its own controller (so you have two controllers; an idea first used with the Famicom), and it has a stand, so you can do multiplayer anywhere if you have a table.

There's also the time Sony lied about the Remote Play feature, which got them in trouble with the FTC.

Looking at it now, and... [Link] wow. this is basically a shittier version of the Virtual Boy.

I've played a few of those Tiger handhelds, but never the ones with red lights.

I get you now. if only fan-translators would work on those MSX games.

I'm not very familiar with these formats. why exactly is MIDI flawed (aside from the problem Ross mentioned), and what problems does MP3 and FLAC have?

I never did understood the performances during E3. if I want to watch someone perform, I'd go to a concert.

Ah. south Park must be your favorite show (or one of your favorites).

Oh, that's cool. the episodes did answered some questions I had... though the one I don't get is why SMB2 has code for stopping DPCM during a music track change if they didn't enable it specifically for the death noise in that version.

lol. at least he didn't actually became an eggplant.

I didn't know he even had a Youtube channel. the first time I knew about it was earlier this month, when Starlight linked me this video. [Link] then I looked through his channel which is how I came across his FM remixes.

I don't know. his Twitter account isn't verified, either.

I found a interesting article about Sega's first original Mega Drive game, Osomatsu-kun: Nonsense Theater [Link] and if you want to see what the game is like... [Link]
about 3 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Are people actually allowed to tell someone to leave if you previously called them to help you and they're not helpful?

I heard about it when it was revealed, but then info on the game was quiet for a while; it was even delayed for a year, being delayed from sometime in 2018 to November 2019.

Another problem with yearly franchises is that you run the risk of franchise fatigue, where people just grow tired of the franchise and refuse to buy the next entry, especially when barely anything changed between games.

There's this YT user named SOFTDRINKTV whose recently made this documentary about how EA Sports has declined, and got several youtubers to talk about their experiences, even interviewing Trip Hawkins (the founder of EA). [Link] it's a bit lengthy, and I know you're not into sports, but it's worth a watch if you've got time.

Probably one of the funniest glitches I've seen in a game. this is another funny one. [Link]

I'm struggling to imagine what a sprite mirror dance looks like...

The Switch does have a option for searching for demos (like the 3DS). I've downloaded a few to see if any of them catch my interest... though I might still wait for a sale. there IS a retro game made by a indie that I downloaded because it interested me, but I'd have to play it some more before I can talk about it.


I don't think dance-em-ups is a good term, as not all rhythm games revolved around dancing. the first rhyrhm game [Link] focused on a rapper, sand the second [Link] put you in the role of a DJ.

I know. what I'm trying to explain is that the interfaces are different, so they're not really DDR clones, especially since there are actual DDR clones... kinda. you have StepMania, which is a open source clone [Link] whose engine was later for In The Groove [Link] and Pump It Up. [Link]

Lan is actually a fifth grader.

MMBN spawned 5 sequels, a sequel series, a remake, and a anime that lasted 209 episodes. I'd say it was quite popular... well, maybe by itself. now if it influenced other games, I honestly don't know.

I keep coming across the term inflation, but I don't know what it means.

Clearly the price tag of smartphones didn't bother them if they were disinterested in playing on 3DS.
about 3 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Sounds like a interesting plot.

What abortion controversy?

Oh. well, I wouldn't make comparisons to Randy Pitchford; we haven't heard any stories of this guy using money meant for one game to fund his own...

Why, lost interest in them?

Serial killer? definitely a worthy winner of the "Parental Guidance" label.

Well, it doesn't inflict damage, so I personally wouldn't count it as an offensive PK spell, either...

Also, when Daughter is being forcibly shut down in PS 4 after her defeat, she cries out "For... n...". Forn was the name used for Forren in the English prototype; the final English version changed his name but didn't change her message to reflect this.

Ah. the only posters I've ever gotten was via Club Nintendo.

MGT looks like it can be short for Might or Maggot...

To be fair, I'm not much better, at least in regards to grammar.

The reason why companies make games digital-only in some regions is to save money on printing boxes and producing cartridges if they feel the game won't sell in one region, like what happened with Ace Attorney in the west. as for the price, I don't know if that can be worked around everywhere. I know that in Brazil, video game stuff costs a lot due to their local government putting tax on imported goods, among other things.

I figured, just pointing out. actually, you just reminded me; Square-Enix shut down two fan-translations; one for Type-0 on July 18, 2014, and one for the 3DS remake of Dragon Quest 7 on June 22, 2015... although the former might have been done because it was announced for a western release a month earlier on E3 2014, and the latter would have its localization announced on a Nintendo Direct 5 months later.

This is the first instance I've found of a fan-translators being hired for a official translation.

Yeah, I'm actually thinking of getting the Switch versions of one of those two games for that reason in the future; another one is that include all of the DLC within the cartridge.

It's not a new practice, though; this was done as far back as the Master System, where some games have two versions within the same ROM and simply change the version to match the region of the console you're playing on.

How did you managed to get your printer stuck on French? haven't really used one, so I'm curious.

Maybe you're right about the Nintendo CS guy, but the other one was about my SS, and I don't know if I could report that person reported.
about 2 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
The earliest examples I can think of was Super Mario World (which was subtitled Super Mario Brothers 4 in Japan) and the two Sonic GG platformers Sonic Chaos and Sonic: Triple Trouble (which were called Sonic & Tails 1 and 2 respectively in Japan).

Yep. the first time they've did it since MK 3, which had Ultimate and Trilogy versions.

interestingly, Australia didn't had this problem with MK 9 (the reboot); the original version was banned in Australia by the ACB due to violence (as at the time, they only had a adults-only rating for movies). so WB skipped straight to the Komplete Edition when they were able to get the game cleared for release.

Oh, okay. well, you won't find me calling you one for liking it.

Oh no, I wasn't trying to dispute your point; just clarifying something.

Really? so it wasn't that I sucked at the game...

It was also released on PS3, which not only ran at a slower framerate, but actually had even less content...

Chug life lol XD

And Unleashed was made by a American company. which means that foreigners understood Godzilla better than the natives.

Looking at GDRI, all of N-A's games on HD consoles are licensed games pubilshed by Bamco. [Link] [Link] [Link]

Maybe the developers don't understand what makes Godzilla work?

So that's why you refer to them as "different".

So you were born with being unable to smell?

Does blood pressure affect how you feel when it comes to stuff like riding on elevators?

That'd be something. also, the group he leads is called the Law Breakers rather than the Governors.

SS was a game I ended up avoiding due to the gameplay issues it has, and due to Nintendo changing their policy regarding PM development and the and the fierce arguments that have popped up, I decided to move from the series entirely and move onto other games.

I wouldn't be surprised.

And all 3 of those ports are region-exclusives, too. that's unusual.

Ah okay. I doubt Weird Al watched the movie, but it seems very plausible.

It is hard to convince millions of people not to use a problematic service, though.

There's also Donkey Kong, where Mario looks more like his Super form in SMB instead of the short man he is in-game (as well as having the wrong colors), and Wrecking Crew, which uses a less-detailed version of his in-game sprite.

Pretty much, yeah.

Yeah, the KQ games sound like they'd be more fun with a walkthrough.
about 5 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
The trading method was made a LOT easier and streamlined in later games. it's a bit lengthy, but I'll try to explain; so in Gold/Silver, held items were introduced, and wild pokemon would sometimes have an item. to get say... a Metal Coat, you had to either catch a Magnemite or have your pokemon use the move Thief on it (which steals without fail), which made it a chore. in Pokemon Emerald, the ability Compoundeyes now has a field effect; if the pokemon with the ability is the first one in your party, it quadruples the probability of those specific pokemon having those held items, even if the pokemon is unable to fight. at 20%, this makes them significantly easier to find, especially since you can generally only find/be given one to two of each of these items per game. B&W onwards allows you to trade with pokemon in your boxes (before, trading was limited to pokemon in your main party) and XY onwards allows you to trade anywhere (before, you had to be in the Pokemon Center's second floor).

Up to a point. they share the same amount of base stat points (500), and even have two stats in common; attack (125) and speed (85). their abilities and movesets are different (only sharing a hidden ability in Moxie and a single attack in Brick Break). actually, looking into them some more, Scyther also shares some stuff in common with Pinsir too; both have 500 base stat points, both are game-exclusive, both are found in the same location in the first two games, and both were even originally meant to get a evolved form via level-up in the 40s (41 for Pinsir, 42 for Scyther). [Link] [Link] it's likely that Pinsir's evolved form was reworked into Heracross to work as a counterpart to it (note that it has a large horn in the middle just like Pinsir's evolved form).

"A little"?

The very first time I heard about it was NC's review of the movie on July 2010. I couldn't believe what the fuck I was even seeing. probably the funniest part was when I heard Johnny say "in a few minutes, bitch." in a normal-sounding tone.

ALTTP never actually used a number in Japan. [Link] All versions of Super Metroid only mention Metroid 3 in the intro; in fact, the JP and NA ROMs are identical.
about 6 days ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Oh yeah, Atari had shovelware lol. The difference there is that back then there wasn't licensing with the console manufacturers, if you could make a game go ahead and sell it. Couple that with other companies making competing hardware for the hot new "videogame" thing and there was just a FLOOD of software of questionable quality just getting thrown out. That's the whole reason the "Nintendo Seal" exists in conjunction with the NES lockout chip and the two games per publisher per year limit. (Though some publishers found ways around that) Nintendo was keen to prevent that from happening. Not that the Nintendo Seal of Quality MEANS actual quality though. The NES has MORE than it's share of hot garbage, it just couldn't be released in absurd volume.

So no Megaman X5 for you huh? The space colony is going to crash into the Earth! You have to finish the game before it hits or something!

A board game? Godzilla Mario Party! That sounds awesome! But can you play as the shitty American Godzilla from the 90s? Everyone knows that's the best one lol. I don't like it when people force board games where they don't belong.

I like The Last of I don't mind those tanky controls for some games. Horrory games like that you shouldn't be able to move around like Bayonetta. Your limited visibility/mobility forces you to consider your options and makes mistakes costly, I like it.

While I admit politics has become just overbearing and toxic, (I vote now lol!) that isn't it. South Park just tries so hard to be topical and parody what JUST happened in the world that these episodes get turned around super quickly and the quality suffers. No time to vet these jokes, make sure they are funny. I think people have convinced them of their own superiority in regards to their own opinions too. My favorite episodes are the ones where they are just parodying something silly that they actually like but they are taking the piss out of it. Like the one where they go to the pioneer village and it turns into Die Hard but nobody will break character. That is HILARIOUS. Take a classic movie from their childhood and make it stupid. Brilliant. Well I've lived in Denver all my life and everyone knows Casa Bonita here lol! Like five years ago there was a rad retro arcade down the street from there. All it costed was a cheap cover charge to get in and you could stay as long as you liked, unlimited play. They moved to Vegas though.
about 6 days ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
But yeah, politics are out of control now. I am apparently a no good liberal snowflake but to the hardcore liberals I know I am not liberal enough so I am basically a Nazi. (Usually because I find offensive humor funny...because you's JOKES) I have a pretty liberal mindset but I don't do the whole "PC speech" thing. I just believe in not being an asshole, if you say something that gets you punched....well then I guess you learned something today.

But yeah I voted for Biden with no real enthusiasm. (I wanted Elizabeth Warren myself, a super smart lady with some ambitious ideas with a trackable record of fighting greedy businessmen) He's at least got the experience and qualifications to do that job, even if he's not all the way where I'd like him to be and he's pretty unremarkable. The fact is Trump is the only President I can remember in my lifetime where I could honestly say "I am more qualified for this job then he is" But mostly because I am just...tired. TIRED. If I can wake up one day and not have to hear his fucking voice forty times a day I'd appreciate it. If Biden can just put out the fires and get us back to something resembling "normal" I'd call it a success. Leave it to his successor to take it farther and get some meaningful change once things are back to square one. Hopefully in three years the biggest story on the news will be that someone hates a movie lol.

I haven't played Octopath Traveler yet. Is it any good? I actually own it lol but I haven't gotten around to it. I just got my Switch back from my friend. He wanted to play Zelda and Mario and his job was on hiatus due to COVID so I gave it to him so he wasn't bored at home. (Lucky bastard is salary so he was still getting paid!) I just feel like Final Fantasy has experimented long enough, give us comfort food for one game, then go back to screwing around.

I got my Switch back and I got my ODE for the Saturn! I've spent the last few evenings installing it, setting it up and loading games onto it. I have it about where I want it and it works fantastically. It is REALLY weird to see Panzer Dragoon Saga's title screen on my TV considering it's rarity. Dunno what I'm going to play first...kinda thinking Clockwork Knight. I remember the demo (one of the only Saturn things I've ever played) and always thought it was a cute game. Something nice and mild. I even got some odditys. Translation patched games are working! I got Policenauts in English!!
about 6 days ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
LOL. It makes me thing of Misery actually. That's what bad cursing substitutes make me thing of. "He Didn’t Get Out Of The Cockadoody Car!" Well you know corporate people, out of touch but they have all the money so they get to decide.

We found a random Cheeto in one of the big plastic totes that we would get shipped from Ohio once at my last job. We jokingly dared one of the guys to eat it and HE WENT FOR IT. We had to stop him before he closed his

YEAH the Carmen Sandiego cartoon! Those two kids were trying to track her down with the help of the weird digital giant face man. But you all must suck if a lady can steal the Statue of Liberty in it's entirety and get away with it. Not to mention she is probably the only person wearing a bright red trenchcoat. I always thought if they made a live action Carmen Sandiego, Anne Hathaway would really work for that. Is that weird?

I only used to talk in a southern accent to annoy the guy I worked with. He was from Texas but had lost his accent over the years, but if you talked that way long enough his accent would start involuntarily coming out. It's hilarious. (Coincidentally the same guy who almost ate the Cheeto)

Yeah I don't recall which NES Flintstones game we specifically had, but I remember it being actually pretty fun despite me not really ever liking The Flintstones. I remember it had a haunted house level and level where you go into the future and meet The Jetsons.

You don't like Shadow of the Colossus? I thought it was fun, not life changing by any means, but fun. Definitely very interesting. My brother got me to play it, he's one of those people who LOVED LOVED LOVED IT. But I bet you could make a good Mortal Kombat action game, you just don't need to rigidly stick to it's fighting game engine to do it. Just make a good action beat em up and put Scorpion in it. (Because fuck Sub-Zero, Scorpion is where it's at)

I'll be honest, I don't remember the original DMC well enough to get that reference.

I remember liking those X-Men games on GG OKAY enough back in the day. (Never played Mojo World though) Can't say I've played one recently though! Really just give me a game where I can play as Jubilee please! I am her only and by default biggest fan!

Well I'll try Aladdin someday. I was a Looney Toons kid too! The Disney Channel was a pay channel when I was a kid. So I didn't get to see much of their non-VHS movie cartoons.
about 7 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
RE Sweet Home: Oooh, I might be interested. I have a translated repro cart of Sweet Home that I haven't finished, nor have I seen the movie that spawned it (and Resident Evil by extension).
How's it work/what do I need? My Discord tag is in the second half of my profile notes.

Some of those pink sea shots somewhat remind me of a vaporwave cover without the effects.
F-Zero's "Silence" (specifically SNES) is the location that most interests me, just because of its purple oceans and the fact that it, presumably, has no wind. Standing outside in such a place would be a trip, though I have to wonder what the health ramifications might be where the air doesn't move. =/

I have the remake of Yume Nikki, haven't touched it yet. From what I've seen though, I can see why people don't like it very much. It comes off as babby's first Unity project: [Link] *
I too call bullshit on them "working with Kikiyama". I imagine it was as deep as getting permission to do it, and a couple "hey what do you think of this" here and there.
Kikiyama has always been frustratingly closed off, with only a handful of extremely brief replies to fan emails surfacing. There is much we'll never know just because he/she/they (could be multiple people for all we know) is such a recluse. That should be respected I suppose (unless they're a full blown hikikomori, which I wouldn't be surprised), but it's a shame; so much could be learned.
From the Fandom wiki page for Kikiyama: "While KIKIYAMA seemingly gave the permission to Project Yume Nikki, who created merchandise, a web manga and a light novel with different writers and artists, it was nevertheless stated by them that KIKIYAMA's thoughts about the game do not necessarily align with the ones of Project Yume Nikki. It is just an interpretation of the game by said writers and artists, which is also why manga and light novel strongly differ from each other."
There you go I guess.

* Speaking of Pikasprey above, I recommend his "Soft Lock Picking" series. Getting out of ridiculous situations with even ridiculouser solutions! Like Ahoy, he only posts a few times a year, but when he does they always get a lot of views.
about 7 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Spoiler tags in case you only looked up where that room in the 8-bit temple is:

I really like the "crash" event in the temple just because I'm sure we've all been at least slightly spooked by a game crash in the past, not just because of the jump scare that sometimes comes with it, but when you're really engrossed and a crash like that occurs, the mind can just kind of seize up, telling you that something is very wrong right now, as if the world itself is ending; fight or flight response.
That, combined with how well hidden it is. An obscure secret in the deepest, darkest spot of an already hard to reach area in an already somewhat obscure game... many layers.
YMMV obviously. I've personally had plenty of crash-related dreams in the past so I can relate to that event.

""You know you're swaying, right?" I didn't."

Yikes, I'll avoid linking to overly obnoxious stimuli, then.

I have the same sort of problem. I'll sometimes have to tell people that it takes a lot to get a physical larf out of me, but rest assured that if you make a funny I'm probably amused.

"because Part 2 is just... what is up with the weird HUH vocals?"

I'll give you that. They spoiled that orchestrated cover, though they're much more tolerable in the original.

"Part 4 doesn't blend into anything, and maybe that was the intent, since he's not part of the giant pillar, but then why call it Part 4?"

I assume that was the intent, yes. Perhaps "Part 4" is just referring to the fourth part of the scene as a whole.

What do you use as a capture card? I'm still looking around and it seems everyone and their dog loves Elgato's offerings.
The GBA just doesn't have the sound capabilities that the SNES does. Sometimes it has that "GBA sound" which either fits well (Megaman Battle Network, Ace Attorney) or doesn't. The ports of Rockman & Forte and Final Fantasy IV/VI all sound much softer; less power/oomph.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I think 2 months late is a new record for me. Oh, absolutely; Halloween's the best! It's always cool seeing how everyone goes about decorating their place. I need one of those 12 ft. skeletons up on Home Depot. So far, I have the path to my front door full of glow-in-the-dark rocks. It looks awesome.

I saw your comment! 7PM EST would be 6PM CST for me, if I got that right. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it; some nights, I don't get home until about 8 or 9 your time, but we'll see what happens. I've been really looking forward to it, but I guess I could always watch it on my own time, if I'm too late. Throw me a message on Discord when you start, just in case.

I love that meme. Would someone who's just sitting by easily be able to tell the game is a metaphor for sex, though? Interesting that it was originally intended to be a mobile game. That does make sense. I'll get it there.

I must've completely missed that. I was thinking about Valkyrie Profile today, actually. I meant to do my second run in November. If I can motivate myself to pick up an FAQ. Playing RPGs like that can be pretty time-consuming, 'cause using guides brings out the inner perfectionist in me. I start looking at complete item lists and ability lists and shit. Plus, I guess playing RPGs I'm more blind to just sounds more appealing at the moment, (FF5 aside, lol) with my current schedule. It'll happen, I swear.

I can't really say if you'd enjoy the Shining series or not, but I think it's at least worth finding that out. I love the games; it's easily my favorite SRPG franchise. The original game is a classic in its own right, and I think it still holds up. Shining Force 3 is my favorite, so definitely pick that up (or "procure" it, hehe) when you get a Saturn. I played the second game as a kid, but never finished it. I should fix that soon. Didn't Final Fantasy Tactics originally have a bad localization? Well, I guess most game localizations from the '90s that aren't EarthBound are considered "bad" by today's standards.

Epic Center sounds pretty cool. I can't think of any other gaming mags that covered import shit, aside from maybe GameFAN. They were always great on covering new RPG releases in Japan.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm not really surprised to hear Conjurers still suck. I'll certainly keep that in mind about the vikings, when I get the crystal for that job. Also, fuck, you're totally right about that; the remake did change the characters into actual protagonists... and it was pointless. They should have taken the Dragon Quest IX approach, and allowed the player to create their own party of characters. Customize their appearance, and all that.

I remember that article, and talking about it with you a while back! Yeah, I really admire the visuals in FF3. I think the only thing it could have used is day to night cycles, like in Dragon Warrior 3.

PS2 emulation can be finicky like that. A lot of tinkering per game. I'm still trying to figure out Kuon; it's got some weird double-image shit happening with the character models.

I'm really looking forward to it... kind of a bummer that you technically have to play the game twice just to see how it ends, but eh. I'm sure it'll be worth it, when I get there.

I love it when I make a weird voice actor connection like that. For example: who the fuck would guess these two are voiced by the same person? [Link] [Link]

I've at least seen plenty of X7. It's really something else. I recently picked up the PS4 collection on a sale, so maybe I'll start up X4 soon, and work my way up. Sounds fun.

Ah, I see. I remember liking that girl with the hammer, when I was a kid. Meru? She had some cool additions, too. I think the only character I never used was Kongol. Thoughts on Legend of Legaia? That's an old favorite of mine, and another RPG with good battle quotes. "TORNADO FLAAaaME!"

So many games these days charge for cosmetic shit that it's sadly expected whenever it's a customizable feature. I definitely want to pick up the first game now, though, 'cause my brother just got his first PC! Him and I could co-op through it, at some point. Good to see you're still enjoying Borderlands, too.

Have a good day, and take care!
about 2 weeks ago

Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
Ok! No further questions my friend
about 1 week ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
I don't think so, as only a very small handful were released on both (at least in regards to physical releases; digital-only would be a different story). the 3DS still has some great/decent exclusives.

Honestly, I could make a list of reasons why the Vita failed the way it did (especially in the west).

I've never seen that Adventurvision device before. [sorry. I was going to respond to that last time, but I forgot.]

The MSX was released in Europe (and Brazil), so some of the games did get translated somewhat, such as Metal Gear, USAS, and Yume Tairiku Adventure. unless you mean the stuff that didn't make it across, then yeah, I see what you mean. they don't usually get fan-translated, either.

Ah. sounds like MIDI can be a major pain in the ass.

I saw the Devolver trailer. pretty funny. wasn't expecting Suda 51 to appear. and the presenter saying "Future" reminds me of that one clip from Spongebob with Squidward saying "FUTURE". XD

Someone from TASVideos made a more technical explanation regarding the glitch.

If you're interested, there's a coding video about SMB2 and Zelda 2. [Link] [Link] the former is how I found out about the Autobomb glitch (in the comments, that is).

Yuzo Koshiro made some cool FM remixes of some of the songs he composed from Etrian Odyssey Nexus using different sound engines; these two [Link] [Link] use the sound engine from Konami's Super Contra, and this [Link] uses the one from some Sega arcade games. [the original versions for comparison. [Link] [Link] [Link]
about 1 week ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
It doesn't help that AC is a yearly franchise ala Call of Duty; there's been a new game almost every year since it's first release in 2007 (with 2019 being the only exception). that's my problem with yearly franchises; by releasing them within a year, they can result in not enough time to squash the bugs. like, look at this... [Link] even if you're not into football, that really should NOT be happening at all...

All right. I suppose I'll browse the 3DS and Switch eShop when I have the opportunity.

Fair enough.

Actually, I'd like to apologize; my mind was fried when I typed that comment. looking at the footage, it's actually not a Project Diva clone, but it doesn't play like DDR, either; stars will fly towards the 6 buttons on the left and right (arrows on the left, face buttons on the right) and you have to press the corresponding button when it overlaps it. [Link] DDR has arrow symbols go down the screen instead. as for Project Diva, it's a series of Vocaloid rhythm games made by Sega. you pick a song, and then as the video plays in the background, the PS button symbols will fly across from different directions, and you have to press the corresponding face button when the symbol overlaps it. here's a video. [Link] hopefully that explains the differences.

You explained that reason better than I could have. Shin Megami Tensei If... also carries some of the "blame", since from what I've read it shares some elements with the Persona series.

Speaking of AB, one dev criticiized nintendo for their station on smartphones. [Link] I don't think it was just the popularity of mobile phones. the 3DS was the most expensive handheld, being $250 in the US. and it's launch lineup was pretty poor. this led them to do a price cut on it 5 months later worldwide ($250 to $170 in the US). sales picked up after that, but it was still wasn't as successful as previous handhelds. once the Switch was released, people lost interest in the 3DS because people wanted the games to instead be on the Switch (even if it meant paying more for the Switch games), so the later 3DS games sold poorly. it didn't help that their later games were mostly ports/remakes as opposed to original games.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
The entire Phantasy Star quadrilogy has this problem, too; there's a 4 character limit (sort of) for names. this notably affected Serren (シーレン) and Forren (フォーレン), the male androids from Phantasy Star 3 and 4. both were renamed Wren in the English translations, which led to some people (like me) to assume that they're the same character. I think it's because developers didn't want to go through the trouble of modify the text boxes to ensure that they fit for fear of introducing bugs. the first game I can think of where the character limits differ between versions is the first Pokemon game.

lol, they had to ship Paladin's Quest with a poster that tells you what the abbreviations actually are?

I think that's a blog, since I see "Podcast".

Atlus tried to compromise with the sequel; it's region-free, but to minimize Japanese importing, the western release was only given a partial Japanese dub; that is, the voices during battle are dual-audio, but the story cutscenes are only in English. naturally, some people who prefer Japanese dubbing didn't like that.

Having identical content doesn't always help. some people will still import if its super expensive or digital-only in their region.

I haven't heard of any companies stopping fan translations. only two cases I can think of where a company was aware (Atlus with Persona 2: Sin and Nintendo with Mother 3).

Government hiring hackers. that's new to me.

I think they hired those fan-translators because their previous English translations were relatively unpolished, due to English only being a secondary language at best in the Asian markets).

Even better, the Switch versions of V and X include English within the Japanese versions as well, so you can import any version of the game and it'll be in English... so long as the console's language is set to English, as the games lack a language option and instead display their languages based on the language of the console (the Taiko no Tatsujin game on PS4 also does this).

I did had the Nintendo CS guy reported.. but that comment nonetheless soured me so much that I've never went to them for help again.

Wow, that sucked. at least you weren't told off like I was.

Personally, I think it depends on the game; 13 Sentinels is an original game and took 4 years to see a release after its first reveal, and I don't think it was shown off much during that time, so I can see them trying to advertise that one.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
That's better than me; I couldn't finish the first mission on the default Normal setting.

Here's some gameplay footage. [Link]

I wouldn't know since I've not played a single Godzilla game myself.

That is weird. because if you have different personalities, wouldn't they be considered "multiple"? maybe I just don't get it.

You can't smell at all? (I forgot if you told me this)

Yeah, pretty much all of my dreams I can only see and hear.

So the salt hasn't raised your blood pressure at all?

I told you this before, but I guess you forgot. funnily enough, that wasn't even his name in the Japanese version; it was Jesus.

Well... it's not exactly a game I like to talk about...

I see.

From what I can find, Bamboo 7 is an alias, referring to Yoshinori Takenaka, the game's programmer. Takenaka is a real surname. that being said I honestly don't know where the 7 comes from; that's usually called Nana (七) in Japanese. Naka (中) means inside or middle/during.

I guess the higher-ups at Konami wanted to rather provide different games; they only made three multi-platform releases in the 16-bit era, and they were released a while while after the original one; Snatcher for the Sega CD (a port of the Japan-only PCE remake), Tokimeki Memorial on the SFC (a port of the PCE game), and International Superstar Soccer Deluxe on the MD (a port of the SFC game by Factor 5).

I haven't seen Eat It.


Ha. honestly, I'm surprise UPlay is still around if people hate it.

I've never seen a turtle in person myself.

It's not the pixel artwork itself so much the pieces of artwork where the sprites don't match up (like Kid Icarus)

Ah, I see. clever.

They are. [Link]

Not quite. the Sega Meganet allowed you to play online with certain MD games that have modem support. Sega Channel allowed you to download games.

What about The Blackwell Chronicles?

The Desolate Room came out 5 years before The Desolate Hope.

You're talking about Chipper & Sons Lumber Co. I heard about that from DYNG, and you're only half-right. the criticism was that they looked like scary animatronic, which gave him the idea to make a game about scary animatronics; they don't seem to share characters. also, the criticism actually left him depressed.

Going against the system must be the group's shtick.

I looked online and he doesn't. Ninten only knows healing, defensive, and stat-altering moves. it's Ana who has PK Beam.
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