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ABZÛ
Collectible round-up! 10/19 shells; 7/12 statues. This plays SO much better with a controller.

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Bloodrayne: Betrayal
I didn't like the 3D games, but this 2D one looks damn cool!

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Cosmic Star Heroine
A cool JRPG that I've been eyeing for a while.

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Dreaming Mary
I've heard this cutesy RPG Maker game described as horrifying. Let's see!

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Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
Sure, I'll help her escape the asylum; we can be instabillibuddies!

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Finalbound: Tenth Dimension
"Do you like Mystic Quest? Then you're in the right place!" SOLD!

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Gomo
It's like some kind of a cute sack with a face on it?

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

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

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

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

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

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Make a Good Mega Man Level Contest
A gigantic clusterfuck of Mega Man levels.

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

Updated about 1 week ago

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Of Light and Darkness
The strange, colorful imagery alone was enough to sell me on this.

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Painkiller
A GUN THAT SHOOTS LIGHTNING AND SHURIKENS!

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QUBE
Maybe this will get me ready for P0rtal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Spirit of Zelda – The 3D Era

Alice Kojiro follows Zelda to its logical conclusion: the 3D titles. Has Zelda truly fallen from grace, or is it closer to its origins than we think?

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about 23 hours ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
If you end up liking Ganbare Goemon Gaiden (I assume you got the translation patch, which I helped test, my second of three games I've been a part of), Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2 is getting translated very soon, I just it last night, and actually have my name in the credits. They're both great games.
about 5 hours ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
So I'm on Chapter 7, and unlocked Manpukumaru. wow, I was not expecting her to be so different. she's the only character so far to not have a strong attack... technically. instead, pressing the Triangle button just has her put her weapons away to eat two onigiris (her profile mentions that she has an obsession with food, so it makes sense). this restores some of her health. her strong attack is instead done by holding the weak attack button at the end of her combo (and it has THREE charge levels).

Even Konami Europe derps up from time-to-time, as Circle of the Moon and Castlevania: Lament of Innocence were BOTH called Castlevania in Europe (the latter was called Castlevania in Japan also).

No, Magical Starsign uses the touch screen for action commands (powering up spells, reducing damage), similar to the Mario RPGs. you're probably thinking of Another Code (known as Trace Memory in the US).

I've never seen those types of whistles. just this one. [Link]

Nope; Legend of Zelda uses the same Bible sprite in all versions.

According to an Iwata Asks interview, those enemies in Link's Awakening were added without the permission of the higher-ups (like how Mario wasn't supposed to be in NES Punch-Out). but it does add to the mystery.

We also got it on the GBC as part of SMB Deluxe, but it was watered down; Luigi lost his unique characteristics, the graphics for the sprites are back to their SMB1 counterparts, and there's no World 9 or A-D. the 2007 VC release was the first time any region outside of Japan got the original 8-bit version of the game (there was a GBA port of the game, but that was also Japan-exclusive).

This game? [Link]

On the subject of Shin Oni Ga Shima, I actually own the GBA cart, and having recently got a GBA SP so I can play it (as well as Koto Battle), I just realized that the ship that sails by on the title screen is almost identical to the treasure ship that appears in SMB 3. it even has the same Kanji, which is 宝 (Takara; literally "Treasure". [Link] [Link]
about 2 days ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2017
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Really looking forward to seeing what you think of "Cosmic Star Heroine". I've been on the fence about that one since forever. Want to play it but there's this "should I?" looming about it.

Also glad you'll get to enjoy Steamworld Dig. For a 2D lover like you, this is really top-shelf material. The second one is incredible, but one can argue that the compactness of the first one makes it better in a way, more focused.
about 3 days ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Oh, you will start ABZÛ!
I kinda enjoyed it (even if on my laptop it didnt run too smooth), a nice game, but I think that at the end I liked Journey way way more.
about 22 hours ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Based on what I found on Camineet (a PS fansite), the whole series has had a handful of rewrites and mistranslations. for example... the scene with Tyler in PS 2 is different. in the NA/EU version, you get rescued by him just before the station you're in crashes into Parma. but in the original version, he arrived only after the event takes place, so he used the leftover DNA from your party's remains to make a clone out of each of them

Oh, here's something interesting; You know how you need the Eclipse Torch to get into the Geruberk Tower? and there was a cutscene of Chaz holding up the torch to clear out those trees? well, it's completely absent in the Japanese version. you just see the screen flash once and that's it. the sound effect is different, too. [Link] [Link]

There IS one part of the game where you can get stuck; in World 2-2, where you have to dig through the sand and it then splits into two paths at the end. if you're stupid enough to dig up every single bit of sand from the left side, you won't be able to get back up. the SNES version does have a suicide code as well (but this time it's L + R, then press Select), which is still useful because S&Q meant redoing World 2.

McKids/McDonaldland and Predator (NES) both have suicide codes.

It was "diabolical" traps, but I got what you meant.

I like it when they don't send a tactical nuclear strike directly to your house every time you fuck one up
This made me burst out laughing. thanks. that being said, I recall Injustice and MK X having QTEs where failing them didn't result in a Game Over; you just continue on with the fight. in fact, IIRC, in Injustice, there's a point in doing them (the opponent gets less health if you perform them successfully), while in MK X it just changes how the rest of the cutscene plays out (I think).

Nope; the weapon the Extar turns into for the Liberator is the same no matter what. she basically serves as an upgrade to the Liberator's weapon. also, when you perform a drive, your health gets fully restored (the same does NOT happen to the opponents)

Yep. you can increase your rank by doing a minigame while you're in the dressing room.

What's interesting is that Mana doesn't even have actual arrows; according to her profile, she uses her hair strands to shoot.
about 22 hours ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Pescatarian = those who eat fish but not meat?

Yeah, you're not lying about that.

There are some things my brain is ready for, and there are some things that will still catch me off-guard (especially if it gets me laughing).

Reptar! I remember him! I used to watch Rugrats as a kid. the other two I'm not familiar with.
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Ther's also the fact during both fights with Zio, he summons a "Nightmare" (called that in both versions) in both of his fights.

None of the Dark Forces in PS 4 look like the ones in earlier games. they share the faces of the ones from PS 1 and 2 (3 looks vastly different), but that's it. however, the one enemy you can fight in The Edge, Prophallus, looks almost exactly like the one from the first game. [Link] compare. [Link] and from what I can search, he's supposed to be called Protophallus (プロトファルス). like a prototype.

I have noticed that each of the required party members represents a game of the series. Rune is a reincarnation of Lutz from the first game, Rika is a numan like Nei (in fact, she was actually supposed to BE Nei but the higher-ups nixed that), and Wren is based off of the android who has a similar model from the third game (despite sharing the same name, they're NOT the same person). they all appear on the back of the Japanese boxart, and their portraits appear on after another in the intro. this seems to be an attempt to empathize their importance. [Link] [Link]

In the PS2 remake, you can actually revive Nei after her death (but the process to do so is convoluted as fuck), so it is possible to have her in your party for real when fighting the final two bosses. she even gets her own picture in the ending (though without any dialogue).

You have an extremely low chance of running away from a boss.

I've checked various playthroughs and the glitch happens on all of them (with the music coming to a halt). but the text glitch only seems to happen on that video I linked you. I'm guessing it was a programming error. interestingly, I found a Russian fan-translation that DOESN'T have this glitch. guess they found the issue as they translated the game...
about 3 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Especially since Dracula's Curse is a distant prequel. then again, they made other naming oddities like calling Akumajou Dracula Mokushiroku simply Castlevania in the west (making people think that it's a remake/reboot when it's not the case) and given 2 Ganbare Goemon games the same exact name (three if you include the one that was only released in Europe).

I feel like they should have called it a flute in the translation, because it looks nothing like a whistle, either. and I thought recorder was just plain weird, because before I saw them, the only recorders I can think of are those "tape" recorders.

I wonder; is it possible that NoA renamed the Bible to BoM because having a book that teaches you magic (and thus allow you to enhance your magic) would make more sense than a bible doing the same thing?

Probably different artists at work, because the cross on the bible in Devil World looks closer to an actual cross. [Link] they could have just reused that instead of making an all new bible sprite.

Remember when I told you that the Manhandla is called a Pakkun Flower in the Japanese manual (because it reuses their sprite) and the Digdogger is called a Unira? well, the descriptions for those enemies in the Japanese 3DS VC port left out those references. weird.

Have you ever seen something in a game (or anything else) that you now understand after learning a specific language? I remember when we owned Super C when I was a kid, and its sound test was just bizarre, with a whole bunch of seemingly nonsensical names for the sound effects. some were Engrish, like Silen (Siren), Suta (Star), Medoley (Medley), and Damege (Damage). others were actually Japanese, like Jiware (Fissure), Aruku (Walk), Bakuha (Bakuhatsu, or Explosion), Boss BK (Boss Bakuhatsu, as its sound effect for a boss exploding), and Haretsu (Burst/Rupture). these names were also in the Famicom version, too, so it's not even the translator's fault.

Thanks. I actually have the sequel as well (When The Five Stars Struck, which is simply called Magical Starsign over there), so this should be interesting.
about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Good luck to you on your completion list!

I've only played Ys: The Oath in Felghana out of what you're playing, and I really liked it; although I'm also a fan of that particular style of Ys games in general. If you end up digging it, I'd recommend trying Ys Origin if you haven't already; it's probably the best one out of the three games in that style (Ark of Napishtim, Oath in Felghana, and Origin all play similarly to each other). I do have Cosmetic Star Heroine, my brother tells me that that was pretty good too.
about 5 days ago (edited)

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Heh, you're playing 140. Have fun! But good luck on those "Mirror" levels should you be willing to complete it. Huehuehueh. (I've yet to do it myself!)

And oh, an entry of another alphabet marathon? I see it's a trend here on the site, but you don't mind me doing the same (Inspiration, etc.), do you? Actually, I'll do mine differently with and even given my backlog is rather small. Not to mention the potential for livestreaming it since I'm coming back to doing that. Heh.
about 5 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
For the Backloggery Completion thing: does "Full Completion" in this context require ing a game from each letter of the alphabet, or ? I'm thinking of taking part but I have to be selective as to which games I choose. Two of my "X" games are 100+ plus RPGs so I'm going to have to choose "X-Men" on the Genesis instead! XD
about 5 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Wow, that's quite a sizable list! Good luck with the completion! I think you'll like Cosmic Star Heroine a lot!

.. As for XCOM Declassified.. Ehh..
about 4 days ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I'd even go as far as to say that the entire production was like being in hell.

That explains the Fig Leaf "Shorts" they're wearing, lol.

Pretty much; there are unique lines for each pair-up (heard at the start of the stage and when the Extar becomes a weapon), and each pair has a (text-only) event that can be read when you fill their romance gauge to 50%, but that's about it. each character has their own weapon (Rinka uses a sword, Ranka attacks with her fists, Mana uses a bow, etc) and their associated moves vary significantly; Mana's weak attacks have her use a bow to fire arrows as expected, while her strong attacks just have her use it as a melee weapon (so she can attack up close and far away).

Nope; Only 5 FDS games were released internationally on VC, and the 2-part disk games weren't among those 5. the ones we got were--

Super Mario Brothers 2 (AKA The Lost Levels) -- 2007/2012/2014 (America, Europe, Australia, Wii/3DS/Wii U), 2016 (South Korea, 3DS)
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa -- 2008
Smash Ping Pong -- 2009 (Europe and Australia)
Nazo no Murasamejou -- 2014 (America, Europe, Australia), 2016 (South Korea)
Excitebike Vs. -- 2015 (America)

Note: Nazo no Murasamejou is a 3DS-exclusive in other regions (Japan got it on Wii and Wii U), Bio Miracle is a Wii-exclusive (Japan got it on 3DS and Wii U). SPP can also be gotten on Wii U in Japan.

The Famicom Tantei Club games can't be that hard since they'd require a simple translation, but Shin Oni Ga Shima and Yuyuki would have also required reworking the whole game, since all text is vertically oriented, read from right-to-left. [Link] they didn't get Yuyuki or Time Twist.

Chao also appeared in KDL2 as someone you can rescue, but only in the Japanese version. [Link] [Link] (she's next to Kine) [Link] (she's playing the piano) [Link] (also next to Kine) it explains why the sound test was the way it is; compare it to the actual scene from Yuyuki, where she's also playing the piano. [Link]
about 6 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2017
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Let me tell you that Now Playing stack is looking very sweet. Best of luck on the marathon!
about 6 days ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
That clip perfectly describes my thoughts.

I'm sure there's a handful of jokes surrounding this name in the English fan community, lol. In the Japanese version, the "Saccubus" was actually called Nightmare, which makes the "all just a dream" thing more accurate. but while we're on the subject of that, in Japanese materials, his name was romanized in English as Dark Phallus. [Link] this is in Japanese, the "Fa" part (ファ) can be rendered in English as a F or PH. ファルス is farusu. I think Fals/Falth was the intended spelling (both are possible romanizations), and at first the English translators went with falz. the English translations of 3 and 4 (the English release of 2 didn't refer to him by name) instead call him Dark Force, but the original Japanese versions stick with the Falz spelling (Force would have been spelled as フォース, or Fosu).

Here's something you might find amusing; It's actually possible to run away from boss fights due to a glitch... and if it happens, it counts as a victory to the player. [Link] also, ever seen this happen before? [Link] it happened to me once on the VC (but can happen on a real cart as well).

You activate the code by pressing Up + A + B on the second controller. it's not mentioned at all in the manual. I guess they put it in for debugging purposes, and left it in for the final release just in case. [Link] here's the glitch in action.

That's interesting.

Oh, ham and string beans. I don't know why I thought that. I was thinking ham by itself, but I guess I had a bit of a brain fart. -_-

The only one I remember is Ace Combat 3, because the international releases had some of its content axed.

There are no QTEs of any kind in Valkyrie Drive (and for the record, they are no insta-death QTEs in Bayonetta 2, TMK). you just go from point A to point B, fight a few enemies here and there, and then fight one of the other characters at the end (though there are boss characters, too). you can also collect extra outfits by collecting 3 fragments in a stage and approaching the chestguards with a specific character and having a high-enough Rack Rank (basically, you approach the robot, which then grabs your character's boobs; if it's high enough, they'll warp you to a room).
about 6 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
And it begins again! Backloggery full completion: Round 5! In case you care (for whatever reason), or you'd like to join me, I'm kicking this bad boy off with an Alphabet Marathon. Mine is PC exclusive (Steam counts), because I bought QUBE, and when the hell else am I going to have a Q game because I actually want it? If a game sucks, I'll probably swap it out for another PC game of the same letter, even if I have to resort to some bland RPG Maker game that I can get for free; some of them already are. The starting lineup is as follows:
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ABZÛ
Bloodrayne: Betrayal
Cosmic Star Heroine
Dreaming Mary
Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
Finalbound: Tenth Dimension
Gomo
Hob
Immortal Planet
Jotun
Kathy Rain
Lost Eden
Make a Good Mega Man Level Contest
Nsala Liberation
Of Light and Darkness
Painkiller
QUBE
Rime
Steamworld Dig
Tron 2.0
Ultimate Power
Very Pink Game
Whispering Willows
XCOM Declassified: The Bureau
Ys 3: Oath in Felghana
Zu
about 6 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: April 21, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Ah I see, well it looks like a cute lil game~! Hehehe I see, I would do the art for you but, you'd have to pay me and from what you said earlier, sounds like you wouldn't be able to afford me, unfortunately And yea I hope so too! plenty of time to sell lots more hehe 'u'

Awh, thank you, that's really sweet of you I appreciate having you as a friend 'u' I'm not sure when I will feel like talkin about that stuff more but, I definitely feel safe to do so with you hehe ~ so thanks 'u'

And nice about the hair, hehe >w< Not sure if I said before but what I want is just like my picture I drew >w<

My previous self portrait did not have the stripes in the hair, I had dots last time... I like the effect with the stripes better, tho >w< hehe, I was tryin to portray some confident attractiveness in the socks one not a drawing of me, but, its the kind of way I feel, lately ~ I feel like the self portrait of me in the bikini portrays that too glad you like my witch hehe, I'm very proud of her~!
about 6 days ago (edited)

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
[Link] Yes fucking way; you can finally date the best girl! The goal of the game is to "penetrate" her heart, but there's also a bad ending.

I think I remember Kyuuyaku being buggy on ZSNES, even without the patch... actually, even SMT1 and 2 were, but 2 was at least playable. How Atlus can charge that much for DLC, and not expect any kind of backlash is beyond me. Guess what? They're now the worst-selling games in the Persona series. Very shocking.

You're right about that; as much as I'm into Persona 1, I still don't fully understand its fusion mechanics... even after 90 or so hours. It's basically like SMT2 fusion, except you have the option of adding items to the mix, which grants bonuses to stats or even additional skills. Thing is, the result screen doesn't actually show you what will happen, and I don't think you get the bonuses until you rank the persona up. It can be game-breaking if you know what items do what, though. Oh... and then there's the whole matter of fusing 'Fool' personas, which is a freakin' nightmare in RNG hell; they can only be created through fusion accidents.

Battlemorph is about $55 for a complete copy, which is really surprising when crap like Primal Rage and World Tour Racing are more than twice that amount: [Link] [Link] ...Even a sealed copy isn't going for much more than that. The second a YouTube channel makes a "hidden gems" type of video mentioning it, it'll probably be scalped up a bit. That's usually how it happens.

I didn't think you'd agree, with how much you overall dislike that awkward 3D period. Yes, I think Bubsy 3D's odd choice of colors works well with its low-poly visuals, especially in those underwater stages.

I don't know why I thought for a second you might be talking about Apple II era colors, but that was more a mix of green, blue and purple, I think. Cyberdillo does seem to make use of those colors you mentioned, though, but could you name some of the games you were thinking of?
about 6 days ago (edited)

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Oh, and while I do claim to know a bit about the 3DO, there are a few on YouTube that know a great deal more than I. Channels like Eggzone Revolution made me aware of the more obscure games in its library.

I know it was a weird question... I thought it maybe possible that better quality music was streamable through the Satellaview, but eh, I'm dumb. This is what I confused it with: [Link]

I really want to see what kind of maille she comes up with, then.

Even after E3 and all of the announcements, there really aren't any console exclusives that would persuade you to get a console; Devil May Cry 5 will be released on PC alongside the console versions next year. I like playing on both, personally, but it is becoming increasingly tempting to just buy everything on PC, since the console versions are more often than not, inferior. I'm not a "framerate whore", but when a game is 60FPS on PC, I expect the same on console - A Hat in Time was lowered to 30 on consoles, and that kinda made me regret playing it there, seeing how much smoother it was on PC, as intended.

That sucks... you know, I think I had the exact same materia bullshit happen to me at a certain point, but was able to reload a save afterward. I remember the first time I played through Final Fantasy VIII's final dungeon; I think it was during a summer break, during middle school. I started it in the afternoon, and finished off the final boss late into the night; it's easily among the coolest-looking areas in an FF: [Link] I always loved the background during the Tiamat fight, too! Hmm. You're right, she does use the letter C: "It escapes you." I just never really thought about that.

Wasn't there some kind of major connection between Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy II? Maybe I'm only remembering a minor allusion FF9 had made to FF2, but I'm thinking there was more to it, in lore... something to do with a summon, if I recall. FFX-2 made the stupid connection to FF7, with the name Shinra; supposedly, the population in FF7 were originally migrated from FFX's world. Or something. This was before Squenix was a thing, I'm pretty sure.
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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I played the Genesis further back than I can remember, but my earliest actual memory of the console was when I was 4 or 5; the first time I ever hung out at my friend Danny's house, we snuck into his big brother's room and played Sonic 3 on his Genesis. I still remember playing the first couple of levels back then, and it really left an impression, despite the PS1 already being a thing. I also remember playing Streets of Rage over there. I've never played Taz Mania, but I had a really boring GameCube game called 'Taz: Wanted'.

Whoa, really? As if finally getting access to the rooftop gave me enough blue balls. Mario 64 may have been the first 3D platformer, but... actually, Croc technically is, as it was designed to be a Yoshi game, before Mario 64 was a thing. Mario 64's camera was shit even when it was new. The DS version improved on it, with the drawback of having to use a friggin' D-Pad. You can alternately use the touch screen as a makeshift analogue stick, but who would ever want that?

I've had similar obsessions with games that never even scraped the bottom of my favorites, like Legend of Dragoon and Tales of Phantasia, especially the latter. I'd love to pick up Breath of Fire IV, as well, but that one will take a bit more effort; it's going up to the $70 range, it looks like.

See what I mean?! Leila's best FF girl, and no one knows about her. The comparison with Duplo and Playmobil toys is exactly what they've made me think of, too! It's so odd of them to go with that look.

Well, considering the grinding I've already endured in Digital Devil Saga (Literally over 200 hours worth. People have even used and spread my save file around on the net, which made it all the more satisfying) and what I'm currently doing in D2, I don't think Vay could top that pain, but I'll see.

Not nearly as big a deal as something else that actually happened, back in 2012! [Link] It's kind of funny how that's even more relevant now than it was back then. But yeah, I'm sure the seller just bought it himself to make it look as if someone actually fucking payed that much for cardboard.
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Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I hope you do do that replay of Dragon Quest VIII; it'll be exciting seeing you play a game in the series on here, but I remember seeing you play the DS remake of DQ4. I still have yet to DQ8, myself, so I could do that run alongside yours, whenever you get around to it. I'll most likely end up putting points into every skill, as I want 100%. Dragon Warrior VII took about 206-ish hours, so we'll see how this one goes.

I see you've finally gotten to bringing over some of your wishlist games on here; your now playing list is looking as messy as mine, for once! ...Okay, mine's still worse, as I have a habit of leaving games there, without completion. Is the top to bottom the actual order you'll be playing these in? I'm really curious what your thoughts on Dreaming Mary will be. I played the Bloodrayne: Betrayal demo when it released, and all I remember was that it almost immediately made me think SotN.

Edit: Duh, you had already told me about the alphabet idea. Hope it goes well! I'd consider doing some kind of cookie marathon at some point, although that's pretty much what I'm doing with all 3DO games.

Is Finalbound: Tenth Dimension like a mesh of different genres? I saw gameplay of a dungeon from Zelda 1, with similar gameplay. If it's anything like Mystic Quest, I'd expect turn-based combat, too. Might have to check that one out.

I can only go by music, but Ys III easily takes the cake in that aspect - I'm mostly fond of the TGCD arranged tracks.

Did you have the version of All-Stars that included Super Mario World? I only emulated it, which was a rom of the version without it. I never knew about that weird scoring glitch; didn't getting the star card require a certain amount of points, or was that just timing? I wonder if the Japanese version always brings you down to small Mario, as the Famicom version did.

If you can link me to a knife like that, I'd definitely consider it. The handle doesn't really matter to me much. That's a really impressive drawing! I thought it was just purchased somewhere. That other one you described sounds awesome, too.

Does that make the first time I've ever creeped you out? Yeah, that may have been the most fucked up thing I've ever said; I'm sorry.
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