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about 29 minutes ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I agree! I still call it Zero myself. Irridisregardless, it's refreshing seeing somebody actually be critical of Mother 3! I don't know why, but everybody constantly fellates it, acting like it's the greatest thing since the addition of chocolate to milk and it's really annoying! Is it a fine game? Sure! Great even! The way people worship Mother 3 specifically... all I can remember are journalists, namely Kotaku, making articles every year begging (like Uter begging for Skinner and Hoover to look at his Charlie and the Chocolate factory diorama first before everyone else) for Nintendo to bring Mother 3 to the States, even though they can already play it on an emulator so what difference would it make? Granted, that was in the 2010s and the series nowadays is more popular than ever (for whatever reason), but I'm sure there are people still begging for it to be brought over here, specifically around E3 time when people like Arlo make their E3 prediction videos and they put something EarthBound related in the thumbnail.

Oh, baby, Metroid, Gyromite, Wrecking Crew, Kid Icarus, Metroid, even Super Mario Bros, having a black background with all that NES scenery, I know exactly what you mean. Hey, if you haven't yet, you need check out Metroid: Rogue Dawn for even more amazing black background scenery!

Ain't that the most arbitrary thing? Ninja JaJaMaru of all things. Nobody really knows what that is outside of that one time Retrotubers reporting that they put a JaJaMaru game on Switch Online. Either way, I guess two FC games from Jaleco's cheeky ninja franchise is getting localized by ININ Games and they're RPGs? Ah, so companies CAN localize 8-bit console RPGs. What are you waiting for, Atlus? Bring us NES Megami Tensei 1 and 2! Oh wait, SEGA's too bizzy milking Persona for all it's worth, and they can't even get it right because the port of Persona 3 Portable is reportedly muddy. Only in the modern day could they screw something like that up. Where was I? Oh right, Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs. Maybe it'll also be on Steam?
about 2 days ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Sounds like the ending gives you a bit of freedom of choice. I definitely have to play those old Fallouts, but Planescape is way higher on the list. I had no idea there was a (spiritual) sequel! Interesting.

I'm randomly thinking about this PC RPG that you had my eyes on a while back. It had turn-based combat similar to a JRPG, but it was western-developed if I remember right. It isn't Anachronox; it had a unique kind of pre-rendered art style to it, I think. Hope I'm not being too vague. It's likely already in my backlog. I just can't remember the damn name lol.

Maybe that's why they went for the less dungeon-focused approach in BotW. I honestly hope the next one has more dungeons, though. Only having the world map to explore for the most part can get a little repetitive, sometimes; especially when all of those little shrine dungeons look the same. That's a good point about Sony, though; I'll admit they're way more guilty of that than Nintendo ever was. Pfft, Switch Pro... I remember that.

3D Zelda games are just about the main reason I ever talk about shitty mini games. Well, FF7 comes to mind, as well. I used to do the stupid super dunk thing in early playthroughs just to get all of the GP I needed, I think. Heh, remember the roller coaster one? There's also the motorcycle and chocobo racing, which are just about the only good ones.

A few FMVs here and there might not be a bad thing. I can also play over ethernet with faster load time, so whichever way works. I don't know what it is with Slims, but they have a tendency to break down much easier. I haven't had an OG model PS2 since it came out, but I'm looking to get another one. Tired of buying Slims up on eBay just for them to run into disc read issues later on. I can't even count how many I've had.
about 2 days ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
"DO YOU HEAR ME, MOTHER 3?!"

[Link] You go, girl!
about 3 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I watched supergreatfriend play Unavowed, and it looked pretty solid. Great characters, style, and neat music.
about 7 days ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Well, just to clear something up, I wasn't really talking about Velma herself, because I'm aware that she isn't exactly straight (the one time she was flirting with Johnny Bravo aside) and given the current generation we're in, they would've taken huge advantage of her sexuality (and they did, when her and Daphne kiss in episode 2, going by the review I watched), I was more talking about stuff like the two guys frenchin' it in the halls that they show for a split second in the trailer, not exactly being subtle about it (Gotta spark that reaction after all!) or Velma and Daphne looking at each other with starry eyes, and again, all this was from the second trailer. My reaction from just watching YMS reacting to the second trailer is "This looks like Twitter: The Animated Series" because everything I've described in my last post is how Twitter is generally (not just my opinion) perceived with the nonstop politics, hostile environment, and endless snark. It's almost as if the show was, whether it was the creators intention or not, to cause controversy, and it seems to be working, as we're witnessing.

"Ghouls, you fucking moron, not girls... but I kinda wish they were hitchhiking girls. Sexy, hitchhiking girls." - Velma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, 2001 (even though it was just a dream sequence.)

Hopefully the whole "hate watch/play" thing is now being understood more, but as long as people can get clicks and ad revenue and people make memes and stuff, it'll never truly be over. Again, until the next controversial piece of media that people will use as fodder for attention.

Yeah! There actually was. So Fred was right on one occasion about it being Red Herring.

The Muppet NES game? That's another Seanbaby game. How could they screw that up?
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Velma is definitely Twitter: The Animated Series with all. Even if you put aside the race swapping, forced diversity, and queerness for queerness' sake, the writing and dialogue (from what I've seen from the trailers) is filled to the brim with tired, dumbed down dialogue (see that Forsaken trailer I shouted? Even if it's from 2021 I'm assuming it's still that way) even more tired post post-modern self-aware meta humor and the fact that everybody seems like a jerk all the time. You know how it is though. "Don't knock it 'til you watch/play it!" which I think is the leitmotif of a lot of people which is how they get involved in watching or playing something that they think looks uninteresting or irritates them and then they feel obligated to make a video with a screenshot of a character looking disgusted and put in their two cents. It's a vicious cycle that repeats with any sort of media that's slightly controversial. Again, when Disney's The Little Mermaid 2023 gets closer to release, they'll slowly start eyeing that, and then it'll get put on full blast, except instead of it being unanimously hated like Velma seems to be, everybody will be doing the tired ass buzzword/not buzzword argument thing they've been doing for years now all because the main character isn't white and the quality of the film is anything but above average, all the while Disney laughs slyly and continues counting their money.

Hey, no use giving in to peer pressure. I liked Colossus, but I can understand why you and Lilith Randomizer don't like it, that's fine. Shame you didn't enjoy Grandia, but that's fine too. Know what is bad is when somebody brow beats you for not being interested in this or that. My older brother does it to me all the time.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Let's nyaught forget that Spelunker kinda has a legacy of the wizard among the Japanese audience. How they came out over here is unusual, but I'm glad because I never would've played them. And according to BitRot's Spelunker review, there was a baseball player where the crowd would chant a song from Spelunker when he was out in the field! An interesting tidbit [Link] Anyway yeah, if you like Spelunker, do check them out, but good luck finding people who are familiar enough with Spelunker to do any multiplayer! Maybe Dr. Drumble, Lyndis, and Try4ce should try to livestream it. They'll experience Spelunker and more people will be exposed to it!

Hmm! Breath of the Wald would make a pretty funny MAD magazine parody, like Final Fantasy Football and Pocky & Rocky & Bullwinkle. Tecmo's Secret of the Stars? I did like Chronicle of the Radia War, but not so sure about that one. I sure ain't spendin' $150 on it though. I also saw Kemco's Dragon View go for a pretty penny. Damn Retrotubers.

Hah! I know who did it! RED HERRING! Strange, I haven't seen that episode since elementary school, but I do remember that. Pizza! Ding ding ding ding. They'd do a similar joke in Animaniacs where the Brain goes on a game show, gets everything right except for the pop culture question.

Flintendo! That's much better.Youse ever see (okay, vaguely recall that there Muppet Babies episode where they play videro games? And they had Donkey Kong and Fantasy Zone? [Link] at 12:31 they're inside Opa-Opa! He's not sentient here, he's interpreted as a ship. Crazy! Oh, who could forget Super Plucky-o Brothers? [Link] For your Numbmindo System! Think Nickelodeon's Doug did Super Pretendo. Um, uh... what else was there? I can't think of any other parodies of 8 and 16-bit systems.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I see "loosing" instead of "losing" a fair bit (and the "your" mistake!), even in copywriter-approved material. All the spell checking in the world can't protect oneself from using the wrong form of a word, I suppose. That said, I tend to take my grasp of writing for granted; my part-time job in college was tutoring for students who spoke/wrote English as a second language, and it really forced me to go back to the fundamentals of the fundamentals because there were many grammar rules I just instinctively "knew" from exposure that I would have to explain. It was quite an experience.

That's one of my main concerns with AI. Every hype piece I see seems to frame the positives as "more content because AI works so fast", but just content for the sake of content seems like we're setting ourselves up for your probably-not-exaggerated corpse milkshake scenario where people are just bored despite limitless entertainment that we consume but don't engage with. That's probably a good analogy for how same-y all this stuff will start to feel after a while: people are already seemingly sick of the "X as an 80s dark fantasy" videos and they've only been around for a week or so. I don't think we're ready for this.

My brother calls it "internet sameopinion" when he sees "objective" reviews stating things like Mega Man 2 is by far the best game in the series, or that Shadow of the Colossus is a "masterpiece" (he hates that game too). And yeah, "objectively good" is a slippery slope to eugenics, but it's a slope nonetheless, just maybe not as slippery as advertised.

Right? Or, for that matter, refusing to acknowledge that science is corruptible and not entirely "objective". Look how much bad science is backed by corporate interest. Hell, for that matter, "objective" game reviews/coverage are backed by corporate interest, too. Imagine telling these people their "objective" experiences and truths were shaped by whatever corporation poured the most money into promotion. Then again, I have, and then they accuse me of being a cultural marxist because there's apparently no such thing as nuance or middle ground.
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I forget if you're allowed to go back to the mainland before a certain point in the DLC, but I definitely remember hopping back and forth between Rathir and the DLC. If not, I thought there were shops in the main encampment. Maybe I'm misremembering, it's already been a few months since I played the remaster, and since the original game launched in 2012 since I've played before that.

I think that I just never thought to go back to the mainland by talking to Rast again when I first played, because why would you not be locked into a DLC once you began? I suppose other games may let you back out, but at the time, it just didn't cross my mind at all.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
A minotaur eh? Well there are some places that I haven't been yet. Well I don't really have to listen too hard to a lot of the code calls. They aren't looking for me when they have a stroke alert or anything. There was a fire a couple of weeks ago. I heard the call. It was just in an area across the building from where I happened to be. Makes me wonder, like a really BAD fire, what do they do? You can't exactly rapidly get a bunch of heavy patient beds out of the building on limited elevators.

I figured it out, they sent me a card for the health insurance, but I had to print out the one for the dental insurance. Which is a little weird to me. I mean, anyone can Photoshop up and print anything. Why would any dental office think it was legit when I presented it to them? Either way I have to find new doctors and dentists since I apparently work for one of the smaller hospital providers in the state and fewer people take their insurance. They basically want me to go to work for anything lol. The next closest hospital that takes it is in Littleton like an hour away. There are some independent doctors around that take it though, I'm making a list. I just hate finding new doctors. How do you know if they are any good?

Very few people ever challenged Kobe because he was so young. Always annoyed me. Even the Italian chefs that would come in wouldn't challenge him because of his baby face. He actually died a few years ago. Some kind of fall accident in his restaurant. That sucks. Michiba, the original Iron Chef Japanese always did a calligraphy menu. He also was the one that RARELY ever lost. He was the badass.

Cyborg is...a cyborg! Honestly I have never met ANYONE who gives half of a rat's ass about Cyborg. Honestly I think they included him because they needed a black character. If it were me, I would have gone with the John Stewart Green Lantern if that was the case. People actually like Green Lantern. (And I would have cast Idris Elba)

The thing about GRIMDARK serious characters like Batman is that it works because HE"S THE ONLY ONE LIKE THAT. If everyone is like that, nobody is like that. Superman should be a bit of a dork, so he contrasts with Batman. You obey the law in Metropolis because Superman is a shining example of who we should be. You obey the law in Gotham because if you don't, the goddamn Batman will come for you...and he's EVERYWHERE. He's a boogeyman. It's a different tone.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I didn't know anything about Green Jelly outside of Maximum Carnage. Now reading all of that, that sounds so hilariously, aggressively 90s. Wait, is that a thing? There is subtext about Venom and Eddie Brock being gay or something? I've never heard that.

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Last I heard in the comics Eddie Brock got cancer or something. I hate that kind of stunt writing because they can't think of anything else. Like what purpose does that even serve? I didn't care for the Venom movie, I hear Carnage wasn't much better so I haven't hurried up to watch it.

Well Batman and Superman have always had an antagonistic relationship because of their differing philosophies so them coming into conflict has a comic precedent (Namely in "The Dark Knight Returns" but that movie sucked ass. They disagree but there is a respect there. A cool touch in the cartoon universe was Superman actually gave Batman the last bit of Kryptonite for safekeeping, just in case Superman ever got out of control and needed to be dealt with. He knew Bruce would be the only one willing to stop him, so he gave him the tool to do so.

The internet is still really bad in a lot of rural communities in the United States. Internet providers are monopolistic and have carved up sections of the country for themselves and don't compete with each other's territories so nobody has to improve and can charge whatever they like. My choices here are Comcast and Comcast. (Well I guess you could go with CenturyLink...but WHY?) There was one small town in Colorado I remember hearing about that voted to implement broadband as a public utility for the town. So the city just sets it up, your taxes pay for it and everyone gets it. That's what your taxes SHOULD do. I know a lot of rural areas in CO voted somewhat recently to opt out of the law that prevents them from doing the same, so that's good. I don't know how close they are to implementing such a thing though. Unfortunately Denver wasn't one of them. But Denver is also a big city, so it's far more complex to do here too.

Well it's a good thing that they announced that new Armored Core then. Now you can have your sassy robot dressups with modern controls! Of course I imagine that new parts will all be big, fancy DLC packs.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Lining things up? No no no, if your car stops, you're dead! Run and gun lady! I've never heard of Cyborg Justice.

Speaking of Avengers, they just announced that they are stopping updates for that right? Stop throwing money into a hole.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker. They don't have time for award shows. They are busy trying to resurrect Casa Bonita! I know they bought it after it closed for good during the pandemic. Apparently it's costing them more money then they had anticipated as the building had some problems that they weren't appraised of. (Feel like that's fraud on the sellers part) But I did read they brought in a well known, top class Mexican chef to redesign the menu so the food is actually...edible. Doesn't that kind of ruin the gimmick? That places is famous around here for having all of it's cheeseball entertainment gimmicks and shitty Mexican food to go with it. It's a fun joke! Then South Park made it nationally known. Well it might be worth checking out whenever they reopen.

I don't get most things when they come out for that reason. You aren't buying the whole game. That and yeah, most of them don't appeal to me. I'm several years behind at all times now. I'll play Red Dead Redemption eventually...

Well I mean, to a degree I get letting Disney do that from a bigger picture perspective. The amount of money they probably bring in via tourism is probably astronomical. That is pretty much a metric shit ton of FREE MONEY into the state economy. It's a devil's bargain but it would be almost irresponsible not to do it if you're the government. What other well..ANYTHING would give you such an opportunity? Now you welch on it since they are so entrenched in the state. They probably could put together the resources to move the entire park but I don't think they would do it. It has history there. It's kind of their last real connection to Walt Disney himself. Moving that would be a big blow to their heritage. Florida may have them over a barrel.

No, its "James Bond 007" so you're okay there. It does look kind of weird now that you mention it. It looks like less of an action game and more of an investigation game. I am really curious to try this now.

Well that kind of gaming standardization seems to be biting Ubisoft in the ass now. So that's good! Turns out making every game based off of your one formula doesn't work. Who knew?
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I guess I'll have to watch one of those videos where they break down all the different versions of the game down to every tiny detail and figure out which one to play. I'm kind of glad a lot of my favorite games didn't get remakes. Don't have to try and explain all this stuff to people. No SOTN remakes or anything and the Chrono Cross release apparently did the bare minimum. (And is apparently worse in some ways) Really it's just people will ask me about Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes sometimes, then I have to explain why it's broken.

Wait, is one of the Dragon Quest guys a sex pest or something? I didn't hear anything about this. I'm going to get Persona 3, 4 & 5 for Switch at some point. Seems like a good places to play those. But I feel like I'll like SMTV better as it's more of a straighforward RPG. Or I'll just play Nocturne since I bought it awhile ago. (The PS2 version, I hear they took some of the extra stuff out of the remaster and made it DLC. Don't like that. It's also apparently easier. Isn't the point of that game to be difficult?) I've almost got my game room kind of together. I just need a television to hook everything up to.

OH! Xenogears does have one of those slow rotating early 3D camera systems doesn't it!? I had totally forgotten about that. I played a bit of it when it was new. Xenosaga I actually liked I just kind of fell off at the end of the game and I haven't been in a hurry to go back since #3 is pretty much unattainably expensive at this point so I could never finish it. But the long ass cinematics thing never bothered me.

People do undervalue a short experience. I always say that when I just feel like playing SOMETHING but only have like 20 minutes there is always one game I go to. Crazy Taxi. That is the best pick up for 15 mins or so game ever made. Just go for a mad drive for a bit then go do something else. A long game can be good, but WHY is it long? What am I doing? If you just expect me to endlessly collect pointless chaff or whatever...I'll pass. But if you're going to give me a lot of cool, different challenges, i can do that. Like I don't know how long it took, but I got every star in both Super Mario Galaxy games because I just REALLY liked the game. I wanted to do each new thing. I was having fun.

I just got Guilty Gear. This is way faster than I'm used to. The character I picked first is fast, I might be getting too old because I can't do it. I'm feeling more comfortable with Faust.
about 2 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I love how Spelunker got some new games! HD Deluxe and Spelunker Party! They're so great and anybody who is a fan of Spelunker needs to check them out.

I just couldn't get into Breath of the Wald, woo-man. You can manually jump. Maybe there's a bit of Zelda II in it? But it was just so bloated! Ultimately, it just wasn't for me and that's fine.

Oh, golly gosh! How could I forget about A Pup Named Scooby-Doo? Out of those four toons, that was the best one. The general consensus probably goes Pup > Tom > Flintstones > Yogi. By the way, seeing the Flintstone Kids intro again... why are they younger, but Barney has something that looks like a Walkman? Well, that's nowhere near as foolish as seeing phones and tablets in that amazingly bizarre WWE crossover from the mid-2010s. I'd imagine Flintstone Kids having a Rocktendo or something, given the time period.

Oh man, everybody is jumping on the Velma bandwagon. I saw somebody say that it's now the "lowest rated cartoon ever." The last time I saw this kinda hate wad for High Guardian Legend. I mean, High Guardian Spice. Like wow, people are just going all out on it, and there are probably people defending it. Give it time and Disney's The Little Mermaid 2023 will come and the cycle will repeat all over again.

Castlequest will be played some time soon! I just finished Kiwi Kraze and I'm slowly catching up. Amagon by Sammy will be my next target. Oh, right after Gumshoe.
about 2 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Oh, you made it to the other DLC. This one released first. I think it was...alright, but felt a bit...lacking?

about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
That's a cool idea. I wasn't really thinking about the genre when I said Zelda should be green, but that is fitting, I think. Y'know, with how N64 had a thing for colored translucent consoles, having the carts also be like that would've made a lot of sense.

Can you put yourself into a no-win scenario in those old Fallout games? Hope there's at least console commands just in case I fuck myself over lol. I didn't know there was an expansion for Torment, but I imagine it comes packaged with that remaster. I've heard plenty about how you can basically ignore the combat and focus on the story, and that's likely how I'll approach it, too.

I'm glad to hear that. A more open-ended Link to the Past sounds amazing. I want to get around to Link Between Worlds at some point, but I can't decide on whether I want to emulate it, or play it on my OG 3DS. I don't have an XL, so playing on hardware isn't as appealing as it could be. That's kinda why I've left my 3DS backlog untouched ever since after SMT4:A came out in 2016. When it comes to Nintendo, there's always a hardware upgrade that leaves me feeling like I wasted my money on something that's already outdated around a couple of years in. I got my 3DS in 2011, and the XL launched literally a single fuckin' year later. I'll always be mad about that.

"And if you think Goemon has good minigames, just you fucking wait; Mystical Ninja on N64 is comin' for ya."
That doesn't sound good.

Rogue Galaxy is another one I have to get around to playing. Is it heavy on FMV cutscenes, or is it one of those games where the cutscenes were mostly rendered in-game? I ask because my current PS2 Slims don't seem to like FMVs all that much. I gotta call up the Disc Replay around here and see if they got any OG model PS2s in.
about 2 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
The language thing is going to get worse with the advent of ChatGPT, which produces confident-sounding writing that can oftentimes be factually wrong but which sounds right. People are already using it to write in-game text and I'm just waiting for the point where people start writing by AI's example rather than AI writing by people's examples.

That's exactly how I view the "objective" label. Also, the people I see throwing it around want/need to be associated with the best/brightest/classiest/most "objectively" good media for whatever reason, it would seem. At some point I have to be honest with myself and state that part of the reason I like some of the things I like is because I'm somewhat influenced by what others agree on what is "objectively" good.

Ah yes. Post hoc ergo propter hoc, I think it's called. "X happened/is a thing, and then Y happened/is a thing, therefore X caused Y". I see this a lot at work helping people troubleshoot who observe things that they think are patterns but are not (a common favourite being "Everything else in my house works fine but this one doesn't so it's broken and needs to be replaced" which is incredibly reductive).

And thus prejudices and whatnot are born. "All X are also Y because I saw X do Y once". Oftentimes the solution is "well, then you need to be exposed to more X", it seems.
about 3 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I feel Spelunker is the better spelunkin' game, and some also find it to be a joke because [falls down higher than one can jump] [Link]

Oh man, I tried playing Twilight Princess a couple years back and was just annoyed at how long the prologue was. I'm sure the Wii U version had the option to shorten it, and wouldn't you know it, it currently goes for $80.

I looked at the intro for Yo! Yogi and wow, it's like they were trying to strike it again with the formula of turning their beloved characters intro younger versions of themselves because I remember there was also Tom & Jerry Kids and Flintstone Kids, the former I'm sure people remember fondly from the theme song alone. I'll still take this stuff over HBO Max's Velma any day. I think it's about to come out or already out and I saw a thumbnail where the User score on Rotten Tomaters was 2%, so people are already trashing it instead of just... you know, not watching it. Butcha know, gotta get those sweet clicks and ad revenue. Gotta buy $500 worth of classic games just to show em off.

Yeah that is a bit odd. Right now with an adult membership, you can rent the latest Nintendo game, with an E rating! Blockbuster! [tear] Are ya game enough?! It was a good campaign for game players of the time. Also yeah, this was around the time, years before the E10 rating was made, when they started taking the ESRB rating more seriously. If you were under 17, you can't rent that M rated game! Actually, I do remember letting my dad rent me South Park: Chef's Luv Shack and Twisted Metal Black.

Indeed, it wouldn't hurt trying to be more creative with your words. I dislike how ubiquitous the term hidden gem has become that now more people are using it. Now, people like you and I are well versed in the libraries of the NES, and of course good games need more exposure. People should play more than the obvious. That being said, the people waving their retro fannies flaunting their collections and talking about how YOU NEED A 3DO RIGHT NOW IN 2023... are truly the snobby side of classic gaming, because it seems to be more in the sense of owning rare stuff rather than... I don't know, just playing the damn games? I'm playing NES Open at the moment. It's not rare, it's not expensive, it's just golf. I question whether these people know anything about the hidden hiddens they talk about other than reading basic info on Wikipedia, but ultimately it doesn't matter. Just play games!
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hahaha, that's exactly it. Even comparisons to other games means you've fallen into the dreaded "subjective" territory they seem to dread so much (which I have a lot to say about how, SUBJECTIVELY, I feel it's people adopting a "tough" facts-over-feelings approach taken to ridiculous extremes, but I won't ramble). Saying "The character models in Legend of Legaia are similar to Final Fantasy VII's character models only with a bit more texture" is a subjective statement, for instance. My point of course is that there's nothing wrong with that. Being "objective" doesn't necessarily make you "better", and yes, that TOO was a subjective statement.

A purely objective review wouldn't even be a review. It'd be an instruction manual, basically.

I'm just tired of the snobbery.
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Hi. I want to have people with big backolggeries like you in multitap. I also like to see other people's opinions about the games I played
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