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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 23 hours 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've been on the fence, but I guess I'll be on the lookout for it now.

I didn't know you worked as a sound editor on one of Rushjet1's projects. sounds like the game was amazing.

You're going to have a long way to go, then...

Also, the publisher is listed as EMI; as in Toshiba EMI, the publisher of Super BTTF Part 2. so it's possible that this and the cancelled RPG were also made by the same dev (Daft), and the RPG became a platformer mid-development.

I see. I don't have much of an opinion on the films, I've only seen bits and pieces of the first two movies and never saw the third at all.
If the comments are to be believed, apparently western gamers heard about this code via magazines. [about the PS1 thing... forgot to respond.]
about 23 hours 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
There is a story, but IIRC most of the focus is on exploring the dungeons; your created characters don't even talk. Story Mode has you control a group of brand new characters who have their own backstory and motivations, and they (except the protagonist) have dialogue. the NPCs react to you differently, and the OST also has different instrumentation in each mode.

It doesn't sound like Nintendo toned it down for the VC version; the only change I hear is that the track doesn't flash when you crash into the side.

I must have overlooked that option. I'll have to keep it in mind next time.

The law system was what kept me from wanting to get it; it sounded like a worse version of the "stipulation" system seen in Chapter 3 of PM: TTYD (at least in that game, you were told of the rules beforehand, so you can prepare accordingly). was hoping that there was a easy workaround around it.

If it's meant to be stealth, then it's poorly made. so far, the non-MG game I played that I feel handled stealth well was Sly Cooper (though I only played the first game).

I don't remember that section...

Ah. that was a mistake that I forgot to fix... I remember seeing that episode once.

So I'm not missing out on much by skipping the first game? the second game saw a worldwide release on the VC, but the first was only available on there in Japan (for some reason), so I was only able to play the sequel.

Really? I've never seen him say that.

Wild Arms had sparking?

シツ is doggo.
Huh? I don't get it.

Well, I meant that in the way that every game I've seen that's of this type has you and the enemy move simultaneously. never seen that happen with any other type of games.

Really? I actually don't remember talking about it.

There was more DLC for the PC version then what you got (the console versions only got Metal Sonic).

Seems that SE themselves liked it, as it's used as a subtitle in Japan. [Link] the same happened with the SD 2 remake. [Link]

Well, Nier Automata was action-oriented and its combat was pretty good, though that was made by Platinum Games.

I did some research; the remake of SoM/SD2 was made by Q Studios. this was made by a different company called Xeen, who generally served an assistant role doing graphics work for other titles (notably New Sakura Wars, FF15, and SNK's recent games).
about 1 day ago

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
Well, what is Odin supposed to look like? in DS, he looked like this. [Link]

I just assumed that there wasn't such a thing as human gods.

I'll live without it.

I guess it should be fine if I just play the game normally. Sonic 3 & Knuckles and the first Gen pokemon games were also very buggy, but were still fan favorites.

Oh, it's a Color Dreams game. I'm not surprised it sucks. and my god, that picture with the yellowy stuff; even Action 52 looks better than that.

I checked and it's just called Theme Park. the "Tycoon" series was handled by a different developer (although they are part of the same genre). what's interesting is that its port of Doom was the only port of the game to be handled by id Software in-house.

You want to know what's hilarious? one of the Jaguar games was called "Fight for Life". pretty apt considering that this was Atari Corperation's final game...

I don't know any "in your case" advertising that was done prior to Sega America's effect, but I am reminded of what happened with Nanashi no Game. focus groups reacted negatively to it, leading to SE to cancel the localization. [Link]

Oh, okay. I get it now.

You definitely wouldn't copy that floppy now.

I haven't owned one, either. mostly heard about it via TCRF. there were three (?) commercials for it in Japan. [Link] [Link] [Link] [Link] here's the US commercial. [Link]

It probably wasn't all that appealing to look at on the grayscale screen.

I remember hearing The Lion King being ported to Windows, and it kept crashing due to incompatibility issues, which led to DirectX being created.

I see. I've never had the chance to eat bell peppers outside of pizza.

Didn't know Lament of Innocence had the same accusations.

Like with SMT III. fair enough.

HAL themselves are sadly making it easy to forget that they've done more than Kirby in the past with how they generally only focus on Kirby nowadays (apart from the recent BoxBoy quadrilogy and Part-Time UFO).
about 4 days ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Yes, I must confess that I have watched the grainy phone videos of those morons crying, being dragged out of the airport by police with great joy. You stormed a federal building and killed a cop...what exactly did you think was going to happen? (The one with the guy crying about being a patriot is especially delicious) “Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.” according to Oscar Wilde. Dunno if I would want to be a patriot. Though I don't know how trying to stop a democratic election to install a dictator makes you an American patriot anyway. Well collectively we dodged a large, fascist shaped bullet. We just lucked out that our would be dictator and his followers weren't particularly smart. What scares me is the would be future dictator who saw it almost work...and is actually competent enough to make it happen.

Yeah, but I've always maintained a consistent stance on Dubya. I wouldn't want him in charge of things but I'd totally have lunch with him. He just seems like he's fun. Every time he spoke he always tried to slip in little jokes and would get that goofy kid smile when one actually landed. He just seems like a laid back goofball. Well hopefully after Biden cleans up this mess, whoever is after him whether it be Harris or someone else can pick up the ball and gain some forward progress. But you gotta keep the rest of the government in two years to do it. Can't get complacent even though most analysts say the map looks absolutely terrible for Republicans in two years, gotta keep up the pressure. If it works out, we keep it and actually get some shit done, they need to build a statue of Stacy Abrams. She made a lot of this happen. They screwed her out of her election so she came back and bit them twice as hard, got the last laugh.

Well I mean every decade is romanticized but the 80s, I can see why some people like parts of it. All the technologies of today had their origins there, back when they were still new and fun and not ruining society. We got Nintendo! The music is trashy and fun. The movies are also trashy and fun. And the ones that aren't are absolute fucking CLASSICS. (Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, Indiana Jones, Terminator) A lot to like. Lots of horrible shit too. AIDS and Reagan just...ignoring it. (Kinda reminds you of current events) The 80s is also when gang violence spun way the fuck out of control. Also the emergence of crack. The myth of cutting taxes on rich people=jobs got started...
about 3 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I LITERALLY JUST DISCOVERED Mrs. Betty Bowers this week before I read this! She's incredible! She combines some of my favorite things. Calling out people's bullshit & rampant sarcasm. And on sight she reminded me of a comic book called "Lady Killer." A proper 1950's style housewife....who doubles as an assassin. (Turn that into an HBO show, I'd watch it)


Yeah most piously religious people don't actually READ the book they are throwing at people. But I have a fair bit of mistrust for preachers anyway, we briefly went to one of those televised giant churches that's here when I was like in 5th grade. I don't trust any preacher with a nice car. Like anything else, it's the low ground level people who are really doing it right. I've seen news stories about small nun convents that get flak from the top of the church for helping out pregnant single mothers or something because they just seen teen girls that need help instead of seeing ABORTION!! (Which Mrs. Bowers is nice enough to point out...the bible never actually mentions)

I just know I spent a week in Arizona once, I spent most of it throwing up. The Grand Canyon was fun though! It's so large that it looks fake! It just looks like a painting. I'd like to go back, that skywalk wasn't there when I went. Don't go to the meteor crater though, that was disappointing. They don't even let you go down into it. Outside of that Arizona was terrible for me. Extreme heat making me sick most of the time.

I seriously don't know why they didn't make the Confederate battle flag illegal immediately after the Civil War. Germany made Nazi symbols illegal. Stomp that shit out. DEFINITIVELY. They did put section 3 in the 14th Amendment to keep Confederates out of congress. I hear there is talk of using that as justification to boot Ted Cruz and the others who either aided (Still investigating that) or helped cause the riot by making up bullshit. One of the Q crackpots is actually from my backyard. She's from one of those podunk mountain towns where our hicks are lol. She was apparently tweeting Nancy Pelosi's location around during the whole thing. Highly suspicious. She also refuses to not take her gun into the capitol. Apparently they just gave up fighting and let her through. Isn't there a sergeant at arms to just...not let her in? Strange.
about 4 days ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Well don't bother getting any new PSP batteries from wherever. I've tried them all. They are all the same Chinese made, terrible battery. They do WORK technically but they don't hold the advertised charge. You may get 90 minutes out of a full charge. MAYBE. Peace Walker is a great game! It has the traditional Metal Gear Solid, emotional pop song for the credits...but it instead plays during a big action heavy mission near the end. It's kind of bizarre at first, but it's awesome. You're fighting a bunch of soldiers and a helicopter to this:


What the hell is a "Wegman's?"

Maybe I should assemble a detailed questionnaire I hand out on dates. I'm sure most women will appreciate my directness!

Well it usually takes me a fair bit of time to figure out I am interested in somebody like that. It's just not the first place my mind goes I guess. It's also probably why I miss so many goddamn signals.

Her: "I was going to go to this club that is in an old church downtown. You should come with me!"

Me: "I'm not really a club guy..." (Because I'm stupid and don't read subtext)

You know I hear guys do that a lot, like out of the gate! Just send dick pictures to girls. Like...what's the motivation there? Are you like expecting that she will just get all charged up and tear her clothes off and respond in kind? Like "ANIMAL INSTINCTS TAKING OVER!!" LOL I just have never understood what they hoped to accomplish doing that. Have you seen a penis...they are disgusting! Elaine from Seinfeld said it best, "I don't know how you guys walk around with those things..."

Well I never got anything like that at home or school. I've always been very good at being forgettable in public spaces. So socially school could be simple. Most people didn't know who I was. I just knew a small number of people in different groups. It allows you to move around with impunity. I even was friends with the Wide Receiver on the football team in high school if you can believe that. A nerd like me with a sports friend!

Maybe I'll try the online thing someday, I got some other practical shit to sort out first. I'm about halfway through my debt pile and I think I can safely afford a car now, which will open up my travel options to a more lucrative job. (And I might have a lead on one) But first I gotta renew my license and the DMV is only taking appointments right now. The soonest one is at LEAST a month out...
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
Kawazu did said that SE didn't bring over the SaGa remakes because they wasn't sure if the west would want to play a unconventional game, among other things. [Link]

Yes. it wasn't as successful as FF, but most of the games had reasonable sales. here are the sales figures of the SaGa games that I was able to find (these are mostly JP sales).

Makai Toshi Saga: 1.37 million (1.15 million in JP, 220,000 in the US)
SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu: 850,000 (2009 remake: 146,000+)
Jiku no Hasha - SaGa3: 650,000 (2011 remake: 59,000+)
Romancing SaGa: 1.32 million
Romancing SaGa 2: 1.49 million
Romancing SaGa 3: 1.30 million
SaGa Frontier: 1.05 million
SaGa Frontier 2: 670,000
Unlimited Saga: 690,000 (560,000 in JP, 100,000 in the US, 30,000 in EU)
Ministrel Song: 500,000 (450,000 in JP, 50,000 in the US)
SaGa: Scarlet Grace: 94,000+ (2019 Remaster: 20,000+ in its debut week)

Some Katakana characters can be a bit confusing at first glance; the So syllable (ソ) looks like the N syllable (ン), and Shi (シ) looks similar to Tsu (ツ)... though N (usually) never appears at the start of a word in Japanese, only at the middle or end of one. I used to look up the chart a lot, but nowadays I can tell which is which on my own; just needed some practice is all.

So it's kinda like Live-A-Live in that regard? that game's battle system was kinda rougelike-ish and didn't use MP for spells/skills, either.

Okay, got it.

That's a huge haul. I had Transformed for PS3 and that was pretty fun mascot racer... DLC controversy aside.

I was thinking of getting the ToM/SD3 remake in the future since it seemed to have been better received compared to the previous two remakes.

What's Creepy Castle like? sounds like a horror game.

Recently got to play Capcom Beat-em-up bundle on a discount ($10 instead of $20). it's a pretty good deal, as you get 7 games. the emulation is pretty good, though I only played Final Fight, Armored Warriors, and a little bit of Battle Circuit. haven't played the rest.] also played Vs. Clu Clu Land; it's basically a 1.5 version with the extra puzzles to solve and the different music tracks. also got Game Tengoku (that Jaleco crossover shoot-em-up) on sale, but haven't played it yet. maybe next response.

Ah. just spent the night cleaning?
Well... this is weird. [Link]
about 5 days ago

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 similar to what I like having on my pizza.

I remember reading that the 3D Rygar game got accused of being a GoW clone... even though it predated that game by nearly three years.

Ah, I see.

So as long as I'm properly leveled-up, I shouldn't worry about that ever happening?

Hearing the OST, I agree.

Also, the 3DS remakes of the first two games have a story mode, which is a nice extra. unfortunately, this being a Atlus series, the games are slowly getting harder to come across for a reasonable price if you're not a fan of digital releases. I got 4, 5, and the remake of 1 with little issue early on, but I was lucky to get Untold 2 for a manageable price by settling for the cart itself.

It's been a long time since I played FF 4 the last time was via the VC years ago) so I don't remember that, and I still haven't played 5 yet.

LOL. and this isn't even getting into the fact that Rudo's line is taken from elsewhere in the game...

I never knew the explosion was loud enough to ruin speakers. I'll keep that noted...

I see. it's been years since I played DQ3, so definitely don't remember that.

Yeah, been studying up on the console while doing research on Hudson Soft.

That's disappointing to read about FFT Advance. [well, the game; I skipped over the "Skinner" stuff. too confusing.] Starlight's been wanting me to play that game for a while (he's even replaying it himself). I actually wouldn't have minded the easy difficulty, but the gameplay sounds like it has some issues the original Tactics didn't have. oh well.

That was the one part about CT that I didn't like, since the other two characters can't even use any spells when disarmed.

The "jeerleader" image you link to me from time-to-time made it easier for me to imagine. haven't really heard of a burly woman sounds like, though.

You get roughly 2 minutes per level which is actually more than enough for most levels without getting hit/collecting power-ups.

That big? wow.

To be fair, those GG games were by SEGA; they were likely being more of a risktaker regarding bringing over games of that genre at the time.

Maybe that's why we didn't get Sword of Hope 2 until four years after the Japanese release. did the sequel improved upon the first? they both looked identical at first glance.

In Europe, it was worse. Unlimited Saga's sales were so awful that SE never even bothered with releasing Ministrel Song there.
about 5 days ago

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
Really? that sucks.

This is exactly why I avoid the fanbase of certain franchises.

Might be why I haven't heard of it.

I figured as such.

I guess Atlus got that one right, because when I was playing Devil Survivor OC, Odin was depicted as lacking an eye and they mentioned why he lacks his eye to begin with.

Oh. thought so.

That's actually kinda confusing. I didn't know there were human gods.

Yes. he's the main protagonist of One Piece. his goal is to be king of the pirates.

Oh, okay. my mistake.

At the end of the day, I'm not too bothered by Capcom putting in DRM with that; that isn't to say that I don't understand other people's frustration, but nowadays, I can just play the Capcom beat-em-up bundle if I want to play Final Fight.

Oh, I get it.

Sounds like a game that's more fun to watch than it is to play if it's that broken. as for the music still playing, that's because the sound processor is not tied to the console's CPU. the NES and GB had theirs tied to their CPU, which is why the music in those games (usually) hanged when the game crashed.

Robodemons? how bad does that get?

True. you make a good point.

You'd have to hear about them doing some REALLY awful crimes for them to become villified (like what happened to... pretty much everyone who had their sexual crimes revealed after the Weinstein incident went public, and even some before it like Jimmy Savile).

I've built resistance to stupid shit like this without really trying.

It's funny how 3DO and Jaguar toted themselves as powerful machines, yet the former lacked a second controller port and the latter doesn't have dedicated audio hardware. at least it made for hilarious comments.

So it wasn't just SEGA America who was doing "in your face" attitude?

I heard about the "Laugh at his own jokes" comment in UT's video of Sword of Sodan. is that really a bad thing?

It's a lot darker; the original stated simply that piracy hurts the industry and that you should buy the game to support the developers, this one focuses on the consequences of you getting caught pirating.

It's from the Game Boy Camera accessory. it pops up if you attempt to print without a printer connected or attempt to play the run game. if you do the former, you also get a message saying "Don't be silly!" (appropriate for a anti-piracy message).

I see. I never heard of these companies back then.

I don't recall it being talked about much after its release compared to Sonic 4.
about 5 days ago

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
Being one of the few people who bought Kingdoms of Amalur back when it came out originally in 2012, I really love the fact that it's been getting more exposure from the remaster.

I should play the new version myself. I got the CE


about 2 weeks ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Well, what a week!? What were we talking about people selling their souls for power, consequence free? Well it almost got them killed! I wish I could say that they saw the light, but most of them just made the political calculation that they don't need Dump anymore and are turning on him now to look good. They are cowards and everyone should remember them as such. (Except for Mitt Romney, he's been pretty consistent about saying Dump was horrible. I just don't agree with him much policywise. He is at least mostly his own guy, even if he seems like he's about as much fun as a box of saltines) They should charge $100 to punch Ted Cruz in the face. We might be able to fund health care ourselves!

Speaking of Dubya...he's not so bad now huh lol? Dump has done him a massive favor of making him not the worst. But now ol Joe has quite a fucking mess to clean up. I'm just worried that he will then another Republican will get elected afterwards and fuck everything up again. That seems to be what happens. You know the ironic thing is that they are so keen to go back to the 1950s but they don't even actually look at history. Eisenhower was a Republican but was positively LIBERAL compared to what they say they want. He desegregated the military and federal agencies. He sent Federal troops to Arkansas to enforce a desegregation order at schools. Spent money to build the interstate and oh yeah...ACTIVELY WARNED AGAINST the dangers of massive military spending and private military contractors. I'd vote for him NOW lol. Unless they are talking about going back to the 80s, I'm already halfway there. I still have my NES and I've been listening to "The Go-Go's" all week! (Including as I type this)

Yeah I'm not religious and it bugs my mom when I tell her how that stuff shouldn't be in school or government. (Unless it's a private school of course, then do whatever you want) Or when I tell her that religion is responsible for more violence and mayhem then anything in history. I know that's not in the messaging but the church has never exactly tried to stand up and tell it's followers NOT to do that stuff either...

I would never survive in the south. All the backwards conservative nonsense plus brain melting heat and humidity? I'd be miserable. I get sick in the heat. Though visually I'd agree. I've seen some still shots of different places down there that look rather lovely, I just wouldn't want to stay lol....
about 2 weeks ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Well it's all that bullshit "Lost Cause" narrative where even if they lost The South were patriots who were providing a necessary check on rampant federal overreach. It's the lie you tell yourselves and your successors so you never have to face down what you actually tried to do. It's the exact wrong way to handle what I just mentioned about Germany. They confronted head on the horrible shit they did and have tried to do better ever since. The United States as a whole but especially The South has bent and warped the narrative to try and convince ourselves that we didn't do anything wrong and it was about something else entirely rather than look it in the eye. All of the nonsense this week and the chaos of 2020 is DIRECTLY rooted in that bullshit "Lost Cause" nonsense. That's why it's not even close to over. Until they can honestly look at it and realize what's going on, I don't think it ever will be. It's not just slavery, every non-white race has been or is still being shit on in some way in this country. (I was just watching a video about teenage girls on Native American Reservations have just been getting kidnapped and killed in large numbers for YEARS and since it's a Reservation problem, Federal authorities just kind of don't give a shit) Hell even white immigrants get shit here. The Irish were treated pretty badly when they first came here. We got a long way to go...

I like my PSP, the problem now is batteries. Nobody makes a GOOD third party battery solution and the official Sony Batteries, even if you can find a new one are LONG since expired and they don't hold a charge. The form factor wasn't amazing but I got used to it. Full 3D games kinda suffered without a second analog knub though. Don't know how that didn't occur to them during the design phase. I forced my way through Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops though, I just had to design my own "hand-claw" grip to control the game. I'm still disappointed that Portable Ops didn't come on the HD collection. The "hand-claw" is still the only way to play it. Peace Walker was at least on there so you can play that more comfortably now. Though it wasn't BAD on the PSP, the control scheme was definitely improved, but it's no contest on the HD collection. Technically the last Castlevania game was that mobile game in Japan that they supported for like a year then shut down. But yes, barring that Lords of Shadow 2 was the final game.

about 2 weeks ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I always forget that Pepperoni is meat based...

Yup. Hydrox Cookies were the original sandwich cookie. I do not remember what they tasted like. I know the church I went to as a little kid used to give them to us though. They became defunct some time ago though. Some company obtained all the trademarks and started making them again so you can try them if you really want to.


Yeah, I'm sure that's much worse too because health insurance is deliberately confusing. I feel like they just hire people with college degrees for management even if their field of study has nothing to do with the job they are hiring for. BUT HE'S GOT A DEGREE! That or "He was in the military!" Yeah but if he was good at managing people, he'd still be in the military and he'd be an officer.

Well yeah, physical attraction is always first no matter what anyone actually SAYS. "Would you hit it?" is the first test. Then comes the second test "When they open their mouth do you want to close it by force?" I've had that happen before, where physical attraction gets thrown out IMMEDIATELY when they start talking then I turn into this:


But I've had that happen before too where I had befriended someone for a fair amount of time and one day it just occurs to you "I think you really like her old boy...SHIT."

How do you know that I am not a garbage human being? I suppose at least I am not the this terrifying "Human Being"


Well I never got beaten up, but yeah nerds used to be social kryptonite. It's why I've never understood the modern nerd generations' insistence on gatekeeping "Casuals" out of their interests. I would have killed to be able to tell (Girls especially) that I had a bunch of comics and had it not be an issue.

Hey, we will all be vaccinated eventually then we can get back to it! A lady friend of mine has been trying to hammer me into trying the online thing for years now because I am "Too nice to be alone." I still have my old 90s internet thought process about it I suppose where it's full of crazy murderers. Even though it's a normal thing now, I just can't seem to wrap my head around that lol.
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Hey MK, ya gon' play Sense: A Cybuhpunk Ghost Story?

I couldn't really get into 2064. I kinda hafta be invested in the story and characters, but I found myself skipping dialogue. Good on them fer makin' a Snatcher-like game, however.

I miss doing the music. I may throw some random ones from different systems every now and again... like right now. I'm curious as to whatcha think of the music in these games:

4-in-1 Fun Pak Volume II (GB)
Dragon Spirit (TG16)
Jill of the Jungle
Milon's Secret Castle (GB)
Pitfall II (2600)
Simpsons Wrestling, The (PSX)
Shining Force Neo (PS2)
Talos Principle, the
Twisted Metal (PSX)
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GB)
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
Here's a obscure (?) PS1-related feature I stumbled upon. [Link]

LRG will be handling the physical release of the Scott Pilgrim game. I'll be passing on this one; I'm not keen on trying to quickly secure pre-orders on limited physical releases.

A bit late, but happy new year.
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
Well, Takashi Tokita stated back in March 2020 that he hoped that LaL would get released worldwide; and those recent trademarks could be a indication to that plan. that being said, I don't think they'll do much with it. Live-A-Live was not a runaway success like Mana or SaGa was; not only was it a flop by Square's standards (only 270,000 copies were ever sold), but Square only re-released it on the VC (Wii U and 3DS) due to fan demand, and they had to re-negotiate with Shogakukan before they could even do that. so I wouldn't expect anything major out of it other than a HD remaster.

It's actually not that hard to tell Hiragana apart from Katakana if you studied up on both scripts long enough like I have, as they have vastly different character sets, with the former generally being more curvier (For example, Na is ナ in Katakana, but な in Hiragana). Hiragana is also generally used for native Japanese words while Katakana is used for foreign words, so that's another way to tell them apart. most games generally use both scripts, but Dragon Scroll is one of those games where it only uses one script (possibly due to space restrictions, much like how some early English games were entirely uppercase), which can throw you off unless you're very familiar with how sentence particles work in Japanese.

Sorry, I should have specified; I was actually referring to the Japanese version, where he only specifically mentions Policenauts (and also Tokimeki Memorial). the message you showed me was actually exclusive to the western release. what I was explaining is that it's weird that he recognizes Policenauts, but not Snatcher, even though Kojima worked on them both (and since you need save data of both games to trigger the special Kojima message and voiceover in Japan, that they'd trigger a specific message for Snatcher as well), which I found weird.

It was very useful when playing Devil Survivor and Persona 5.

Ah. fair enough.

Wizard of Legend?

Behind the Code explains things more than I need him to.
Is that good or bad?

What did you get (or at least play) for christmas? myself, I got Catherine: Full Body, Okami HD, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Switch version). this month I got lucky with getting FotNS: Lost Paradise and Kirby: Star Allies (the latter at a discount).

I'm also thinking about getting the Darius Cozmic arcade collection now that you told me about the series.
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 my fault for not making it clear.

I remember you telling me about the episode before, so it's not really needed.

Couldn't afford DSL at the time?

Yes. if even one human character dies, it's Game Over.

TVtropes would agree with you regarding the Ice Mine... [Link]

I listened to OST. there was definitely some good tracks, like the normal battle theme.

They are a big help. it's what led me to get it over the DS titles.

There was one neat thing Rad Racer had going for it; if you ran out of time, your vehicle would just decelerate, and if you made it to the next checkpoint before your car reached a dead stop, you were allowed to continue driving.

I think this was the only RPG to even have foreground layers during dungeons in the way PS 2 had it (unless I missed or forgot one).

Also hilarious that the party's dialogue in the end doesn't even appear.

What about F-Zero? you talking about the explosion noises?

I don't think there was any other RPG that lets you re-order your party like Phantasy Star 2 (and 4). some, like Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2, let you move between the front and back row, but that was it.

Yes. it was originally released in October 30, 1987 and Jaseiken Necromancer was released on January 1988. the US didn't get the console until August 27, 1989, a mere two weeks after the MD came out in the US.

There are some strategy games that do allowed for unarmed combat like the Shining Force games. it depends on the developer; maybe the devs didn't think unarmed combat looked right/made sense for those characters in that type of setting or something. just a guess.

At least if you have the Visiphone, you don't have to go all the way back to him if you die.

I've seen "The Gamers" before...

I imagine you as someone who would dress like a old aristocrat while looking unamused at these gamers.

You can get power-ups to restore your health (and thus, your timer). you also get infinite continues.

Basically a giant calculator?

Yeah, before Pokemon, your only other options were the two Sword of Hope games, or Defenders of Oasis, Crystal Warriors, and Shining Force: Sword of Hajya if you had a Game Gear. and Europe had to wait until 2012 to get SoH 2 (and another yet just to get SF:SoH).

I wouldn't be surprised if the poor reception of both Unlimited Saga and Minstrel Song in the west (they were more successful in Japan) kept us from getting the DS remakes of SaGa 2 and 3.
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 see. well, at least you didn't crash and burn.

Some fandoms can be... well, problematic, I guess. [since you don't think the word "Toxic" is appropiate.]

I actually knew about it thanks to the Zeldapedia; it tells you which games each enemy appeared in.

I never knew about this guide.

Well, that's certainly the most unusual way of going about it.

Not being familiar with norse mythology at all, the name Odin only brings to mind the character from the original Phantasy Star (though his Japanese name was actually Tyron/Tyrone)

"Having a take"? you mean doing their own take?

I've never heard of the Aesir before.

If you mean Luffy, it's Colleen Clinkenbeard doing his voice. [unless you meant that they sounded similar.]

To Gameshare, you need to log into your friend's PSN and then activate it on your console.

I heard of EULA but never really knew what it stood for; thought it had something to do with Europe. and why the whoops?

It almost feels like Secret of Evermore was mistakenly released while it was in its Beta stage with oversights like that.

Oh, okay.

Oh, that's good. I'll keep it in mind, then.

lol that was funny, actually.

You know, drowning in a pool of saliva would be pretty lame.

Looked at it and... well, it's not bad enough to make me want to hit my head on the wall. it's just meh.

Unfortunately, it also led to other companies to make fun of their competition. [Link] [Link] this was only in America; SEGA Europe never did this.

I knew about the infamous incident (thanks to TVtropes)... though checking on them, they were found in the US [the Japanese branch came a few years later) and they still use the Aflac duck, they just replaced his VA. that reminds me, found this video... [Link]

lol I remember watching this video online. it spawned a sequel. [Link] I think this would make for a great anti-piracy measure, too. [Link]

I heard of "Shareware" via Machinima's All Your History video on Apogee/3D Realms. didn't know that was a thing back then.

I don't know if Sonic 4 restarted the trend... the Strong Bad game by Telltale was Episodic and it first came out in August 2008; Sonic 4 came out in October 2010.

I see. what kind of pizza you like?

I can't think of any game that has mechanics similar to DMC.
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Sleep: Not playing anything
I started playing Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix (PS4) as Lincoln Loud. Should I be in 1st place if the other drivers keep getting in my way?
about 2 weeks ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Okay, so if I feel like hurting myself in the future I'll get the gin and play Shining Resonance Refrain. Until then it's gonna accumulate dust
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