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about 3 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Yeah I remember these retranslations. To be honest, I didn't mind Woolsey that much and still don't mind those localizations for the most part. And LOL that description of the FF6 retranslation. Even in some official localizations swearing can sound very "look at me," and it just reminds you you're playing a game. That pause you describe is just that.

"Not having enabled transparencies" oh my goodness, yes... FF5 was one of the first RPGs I played emulated, and I brute forced that ship graveyard. Knowing about layers might have helped me in Seiken Densetsu 3 as well. I seem to recall starting as the werewolf guy and not being able to get through the woods because of this.

I'd do the same, just browse titles and try them out. Or look through a collection of famicom boxart or something. Good times when you'd have to collate your own lists of stuff to try.

I can't remember offhand if I ever had this back door to Bolbox? The only secret stuff I do regularly in that chapter is the mermaid quest but my interest is certainly piqued.
about 6 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Nobody likes Tien.

Blitzball sucks even worse in X-2, you don't even control it at that point. It's kind of just a management sim where you are forced to watch the games but have no control of them. Part of the reason I've never gone for the 100% in X-2. It's a black mark on a game I otherwise quite like.

That does raise an interesting question, what would a Zelda game look like in a timeline long enough to see the rise of technology before the return of Ganon? Like would Ganon just be some megarich super villain with robots at that point? Like Lex Luthor? Breath of the Wild had SOME technology, like hybrid magic technology with the divine beasts etc. Kind of a weird concept there.

But everyone is free to like Wind Waker now, so is Skyward Sword going to take that route now since I'm the only one who liked that game when it came out apparently? The HD one is here, so now everyone gets to re-evaluate with no shame. I'm honestly not really interested in the HD one. Not just because I still have the Wii game, but the cool impressionist painting visual style from what I've seen, gets kind of wrecked in HD. Everything kind of blotting out and losing focus at a distance so it looks like the background of one of those paintings was a lovely visual effect that I don't see in the new screenshots. Everything is higher resolution and the everything is way more detailed, especially the character models but at the cost of it's entire visual theme. (The 60fps is nice though) And since I never had an issue with the motion controls like everyone else, (I have a theory about other people's Wiimote use). I see no reason to upgrade. I seriously took to the Wii as a whole like a duck to water though, I guess I'm just weird. I do want that Zelda/Loftwing Amiibo though. Not to use it, I just like the figure because that's my favorite design for Zelda.

I need to replay Mario64. I beat it on the DS and promptly sold it. Everyone says the lack of analog control on the DS ruins it. I wasn't sure until I bought the original game on the Wii U VC and played around with it. They were absolutely right. It controls like an entirely different fucking game! It's so smooth with the original controls. So I've beaten it, but not in any way that counts.

Well I have Octopath Traveler, so I don't have a ton of choice. I have to play it! I hear it's stupid difficult though. Not that I mind that as long as it's not cheap or boring.
about 6 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I was fine in FFVI as long as I could use MY party. Celes, Terra, Edgar & Sabin. That was Team A. It's when the others got forced on me, that's when the trouble starts. I also picture in story the other characters getting upset that the primary four horde all the good equipment. "Hey Celes, why do you get all of the best swords!?" Everyone else gets hand me downs, cuz she's mah girl.

I've never been artistically gifted so Mario Paint had limited usefulness outside for me outside of the flyswatter mini game and the music maker. My brother got a ton of use out of it though. Shame that it could only save three projects. Always gotta save over stuff! That background music from Mario Paint's editor is weirdly relaxing I will admit. It just never occurred to me to download it.

I admit, early 3D controls probably haven't aged well to anyone who didn't play with them back then. I've gained a later in life appreciation for the old Tomb Raider games but I can't imagine some kid picking them up and and enjoying them. But they had to start somewhere. Going into 3D someone had to figure out how that worked on a basic level then people had to refine on top of it. Can't start at 10. I actually think the tank controls did a service for Resident Evil in a way, the restricted movement and the fact that it allowed for those off, cinematic camera angles made the game a bit scarier. I'd like a new game like that to scratch my own nostalgic itch. But if not, the original RE Remake still looks horrifying. (That is probably the best remake)

Chunky 3D visuals have never really bothered me honestly, it's just how things were at the time. Though the trying to stretch a detailed face over the chunky polygon face can produce some terrifying results. Square was pretty good at it though. Their faces usually looked alright. Kojima was smart about it though, Metal Gear Solid just doesn't bother with trying for super detailed faces, it makes the Lego-esque nature of the graphics work FOR it. Everything is designed around it. (He even designed the stages using full on physical Lego models) So everyone just has faint slits for eyes and a mouth and their heads move so you can tell who is talking. Do the best with what you have to work with, don't try to force things into it. Unless of course you simply MUST play as Bruce Willis.

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about 6 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Yeah, I remember seeing a video of someone bragging that they finally got EVERY version of the Popeye arcade game. My only thought was "Why?" It's not a knock against Popeye, it might be a fine game. Just figure out which one is the best one and have that one to play. The only games I own multiple copies of are Metal Gear Solid games, but I'm obsessive about that series and at the very least the 3DS game has 3D!

Well of course, if someone believes a very similar but slightly different thing, they absolutely need to die. It's kind of sad that Conan, a big dumb barbarian figured this one out better than us. He and his friend have a comical argument about their different gods then move on to run around the countryside together.

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I'm not sure honestly, I just think that the X-Men have long since worked themselves away from the discrimination angle. Probably because racism was officially declared over once Barack Obama got elected.

Oh Hostess Fruit Pies. So many stupid comic book ads. I always liked the 3 Musketeers ones myself. Where it would be a cheeseball comic about some archeologists hunting for an ancient treasure or something and they'd find it! A GIANT 3 MUSKETEERS BAR!

Hey, if everyone did their best Sean Connery impression that could make ANYTHING better. Shame that he turned down "The Architect" in The Matrix Reloaded. They wrote it specifically with him in mind. It would have been great to try to get all that super verbose dialogue out of Connery's thick accent. It only got thicker as time went on.

I honestly have a pretty sensitive stomach overall, pretty much anything has the potential to fuck me up. I just have to calculate if I like it enough to deal with the fallout later. That's why I don't eat most fast food, I don't like it enough to be up in the middle of the night lol. I eat a lot more Mexican food then I should though, I love Mexican food. That's worth it to me.

Yeah for all the Force powers in those SNES games, most of them aren't amazingly useful. I pretty much just keep Healing selected and don't worry about the rest. At least you start with them all in Jedi. In Empire they are all in the autoscrolling stage on Degobah, you can miss one or ALL of them. BULLSHIT. That is a hard stage! (Like every stage in that game) But MAKE SURE YOU GET HEALING, you will need it for the boss in that very stage. He's not super difficult, but it's an endurance match. He's a TANK.
about 6 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Make me wonder, what is the Star Wars equivalent of Staind? Aside from the band in the Cantina and "The Max Rebo Band" in Jabba's Palace, you never really get a good picture of what the music industry in Star Wars really looks like. Surely they have a Nickelback or Staind somewhere.

If I recall correctly in RE4: Wii Edition it was just aggressive waggle for a lot of the QTEs that used the pointer.

No, the DS is only backward compatible to GBA games. It will not play Game Boy or Color games. Well Game Boy games still have value, some of them are still fun but you don't have to be a super hipster about playing them, gotta get the old brick! Some of them are just trimmed down ports like Contra 3 or Return of the Jedi. But then there is stuff like the Megaman games or Ninja Gaiden for Game Boy which are actually different games. (Though admittedly the Megaman games reuse a TON of assets)

"It's like chewing a mountain that somebody shot a freeze ray into." But yeah, trading card gum is king of the awful gum. Though Fruit Stripe was most disappointing. It tasted good but lasted for like 30 seconds. Fuck that Zebra.

I do not have a 32X. I almost bought one on ebay once a long time ago when they were still cheap but I said to myself I said, "What are you even gonna play on this thing?" Then I did not buy it.

Armed to the tits eh? That's all wrong. If games have taught me anything, it's that covering your tits is incorrect armor. The more exposed you are the better. Your defense clearly goes up.

But Octopath Traveler really does seem like from what I can tell that someone figured out how to modernize the old way of doing things. That's not a bad thing. That's a puzzle that people have been trying to crack for awhile. Maybe Square should give that team a crack at a mainline Final Fantasy game.

"Make Sean Connery look like fucking Roger Moore"

That legit got an audible big laugh out of me. Well done.

So I assume that the psychokinetic guy is your big number two henchmen? Every supervillain has the number 2. He's the only henchmen allowed to have a name you know.

Vice just premiered a new show about that. I watched the first one about this New Jersey cop who basically worked out that his entire department was on the take with the Cuban mob and went to the FBI and went undercover like he was a part of it. Took his entire corrupt department down, including the police chief. The system actually WORKING, nuts....
about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Primrose's campaign is the best one in that game.
about 1 week ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Orionlogan / JayceMar said something mean while on Deviantart

Me And JayceMar Are About To Terminate You, LoriLoud99.
Down With LoriLoud99!
LoriLoud99, You Will Be Terminated!
Yeah! You Heard JayceMar, You Have Been Terminated!
YOU HAVE BEEN TERMINATED!

Should I literally join Amy Challen (nicest girl)?
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I'll always remember a retranslation of FF4 where Cecil swore at the King, I don't know why. Maybe it was supposed to be a more accurate one or something. I remember playing FF5 as one of my first big forays into that scene and the translation being pretty sweary too, Cid especially. I didn't ever delve into 6 the same way though.

That early grab bag of emulation was super formative for sure. Your eyes were opened to so much you may have never heard of, or perhaps never came to your city when you were younger. It's largely how my mind was opened to Eggerland as an entity beyond Lolo, and even as recently as a few years ago play the predecessor to E.V.O. Search for Eden on PC-98 when that finally got a fan translation. I'd been a distant admirer for a long time.

Monster Lair is one of the Wonder Boy I haven't played, looks good though!
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Was the Internet in 2005 also this vindictive? I don't think anybody flipped out about the DS Lite, but then again there weren't as many people taking rumors and leaks way too seriously were there? Where did people get the idear that the alleged "Switch Pro" was gon' be anything other than an upgraded Switch? Don't answer that, it was a rhetorical question. Anyway yeah, this is why people need to stop taking rumors and leaks seriously, but this is the Internet in present day, everything has to be instant outrage. It can't just be "Eh, looks neat, but I won't geddit unless mine breaks maybe", it all has to get drowned out with people shouting rabble rabble rabble about the fact that they won't be able to play in 4K or whatever the fuck. Why does anybody care? If Nintendo cared to make their system have the graphic prowess of PS5 and Xbox Series Cross, they would've done it. Enjoy your gritty, realistic borefests like Death Stranding. If you like games like that, fine, more power to you, but stop acting like Nintendo just NEEDS TO CATCH UP WITH MAKING GAMES LOOK LIKE SUPER REALISTIC OMG FULL BLOOM etc. etc.

Hey it looks like ya went through Milon on Game Boy. I remember seeing ending screenshots of the game many years back, it was a treat to find the game a decade later and seeing it for myself. I agree it does feel more complete. One could say it's [ahem]... "definitive edition."

So yer playin' Octopath Traveler? Would you give it two thumbs up?

Akumajou Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (PCCD)
Burning Rangers (Saturn)
Cory in the House (DS)
Dragon Saber (ARC)
Earthworm Jim (SNES)
Final Fantasy Legend III (GB)
Flinthook
Jaseiken Necromancer (PCE)
Nectaris: Military Madness (PSX)
South Park (N64)
Wayne's World (SNES)
about 2 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I am so literally sick of the dumb "YOU HAVE BEEN TERMINATED" garbage.

I will literally no longer be terminated.

JayceMar is about to be deactivated as soon as possible.

JayceMar should literally make the content viewable again but he should literally close the account.

Putting "You are not authorized to access this page" on Deviantart is unacceptable.

Get rid of the dumb "not authorized" nonsense.

Make JayceMar put "deactivated account" on Deviantart instead of "you are not authorized to access this page".
about 2 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I totally agree. Now that the remastered collection is out, you can practically pick up the entire series on PS4 and have more or less the best experience (assuming you're playing on PS5), although Series is a CLOSE 2nd for console ports. I wish I could comment on the PC performance, but I have basically no exposure to it aside from seeing 0 run at 60fps. Either way, we have the definitive versions of each game readily available across the whole series (spin-offs included).

That's super interesting! Not that I'd want you to go through anything uncomfortable, but you're the first person I've heard describe it like that. I can totally see stuff like bad textures affecting you in a negative way though. Is it mostly visual or is it physical too?
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
While playing Pokemon Aquamarine Version (as Lori), I discovered that I have a bad egg in box #1. How should I literally get rid of the bad egg and go back to playing Pokemon Aquamarine Version (as Lori)?

I named my character "Lori" after Lori Loud (from The Loud House).

Lori Loud: There's only one rule in this house: Stay out of my bedroom! If I catch you in here again, I will literally turn you into a human pretzel!

Lori Loud: [livid] That was literally mine! You are so gonna pay!
about 2 weeks 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
Sleep: Not playing anything
Finally, sometimes when passing/shooting, it becomes critical, whereupon it becomes more powerful; much like doing a critical hit in an RPG.

That's the basics. hope that at least clears some stuff up, even if it's not enough to encourage you to play the game again.

Well, Tecmo did publish a basketball game once,. but it's incredibly unlikely that he'll make another guest appearance. when Yoshizawa left to join Namco sometime after 1991, they stopped using the character outright for some reason. in fact, it's the only notable Tecmo IP from the 80s that doesn't appear in Warrior All-Stars in any capacity (even Rygar and Star Force got represented via songs).

Oh, so it's bundled with the PC version. and sorry about that. -_-

It is. you can get it for around $20 if you're interested.

I call bs on those claims. (jk)

The teleport glitch is done by pressing Left and Right at the same time, so it's more-or-less only possible on emulators. the game can't handle the simultaneous presses so the character ends up zipping around. other games have this glitch, too. [Link] [Link] [Link]

I managed to get my hands on SMT 3 HD Remaster while it was on a discount.

So remember that Displaced Gamers video where the guy talked about how the DPCM channel works, and how Double Dribble's voice sample sounding garbled/staticy was due to a programming error? [Link] some other games that used samples were affected, too. examples include Gimmick [Link] and Klax [Link] (original audio [Link] )

On the topic of cheating, someone pointed out how NBA Jam cheated. [Link]
about 2 weeks ago

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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
Sleep: Not playing anything
Quite different from the original series, where you could one/two-hit kill Wood Man with the fully-charged Atomic Fire.

Apparently he was only credited in the Indy games under Special Thanks, while in The Dig, he was the game's co-writer.

What's Tantra?

They kinda blur the line, that's for sure.

Oh, I see.

In CT, each character has six stats, which are all tied to actions; Dribble, Pass, Shoot, Pass Cut, Mark, and Tackle. on offense, the first three options are available; Dribble will have the person try to dodge the defenders if he's approached by them. Shoot has the player kick the ball into the net in an attempt to score. you can also do an aerial shot by passing the ball to someone who's in the goal area (the half-rectangle part that's on the end of each side of the pitch); these tend to be more powerful than ground shots. When passing, the game brings up an overhead view of the field where you see the location of the players on the opposing team. passes are always successful if you pass to a teammate that's close to you and is wide open. pass to someone who has a defender nearby or is between you and the defender, and they might show to block/intercept it.

For defense, the latter three options are available when approaching the ball dribbler; Pass Cut has the player jump up to block/intercept the ball if they're passing/shooting. Tackle has the player do a slide tackle to knock away/intercept the ball if they're not passing/shooting, and Mark attempts to block the opponent to keep them from moving, potentially allowing more defenders to close in; you can have up to 5 defenders appear at once (same goes for the opponent). if the opponent attempts to shoot, the goalkeeper has two options. punching has him punch the ball; if successful, it will get knocked away to someone on either your team or the opponent's. catch has him try to catch the ball, in which case he'll then throw to someone to one of your team if successful.

The higher the stat, the more effective the action will be. for example, a higher pass stat makes it less likely for a pass to be blocked, and a higher dribble lets them evade defenders easily.

Guts is simply the character's stamina; each character starts with a certain amount of stamina and it goes down overtime when that character is being controlled (while everyone else slowly gets theirs back), and each action except passing requires guts, with the special shots requiring the most. you get some back at halftime.
about 2 weeks ago

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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
Sleep: Not playing anything
Sounds like they didn't test the hacks out before using it...

Also, Jigsaw Island had a story mode, but it was removed from Jigsaw Madness (the US release).

Well, it turns out that Square-Enix had recorded US sales of certain games, and apparently it sold just 289,000 copies here. meanwhile, FF 4 sold 340,000 and FF 6 did 450,000. that being said, I didn't know CT was THAT influential or was made for a wider audience, considering that I never heard about it at all back when it was new other than seeing it on a Funcoland page.

We will likely not get a Super Mario RPG sequel with all of those original characters, thanks to Nintendo's new policies regarding licensing (sort of).

Interestingly, SMRPG remains the only Mario RPG that sold better in its native Japan compared to the US and it's the only one to sell at least a million there (1.47 million; in the US, it did around 690,000). the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series have not been nearly as successful in Japan in comparison.

So basically, you could guess which character would appear somewhere on the top if you know your games.

Well, the game was called Running Stadium in Japan. at least you know what to expect with THAT name.

So they use the wind for ambience, then swap it out for an instrument later...

Thought so.

What's a slippery soap fallacy?

Oh.

Aren't there 3 versions? you have SMB by itself, SMB/DH, and SMB/DH/WCTM.

If the rats haven't gotten to the paper, that is...

Some videos do use proper labeling, at least.

I won't; I remember you explained to me why you disliked that game.

Yeah, but only if you enter the code that came with the game. all first-party DS and 3DS games came with it, and some third-party releases (mostly in Japan) came with one, too.

I've seen exactly ONE Wii game that was digital-only in one region while physical in another. Wii Chess (physical in Europe, digital in Japan). technically two if you count Bomberman Blast.

Garde is the French word for Guard.

That's because she only appears in the intro, and said intro didn't exist in the arcade version.

I imagine you wouldn't like the final segment if you were to play the original arcade version, where you have to try to take Wondra out of Mole's lair without dying and with no continues.

Sounds like it was a good port, art style notwithstanding. The final stage must be a way for the player to finally take their anger out on the trogs.

JAZZ-CUP-ASS? what do you mean?
about 2 weeks ago

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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
Sleep: Not playing anything
We also got the first Megami Tensei Gaiden game (as Revelations: The Demon Slayer).

It's funny how Pokemon was treated as a satanic game by some groups when it first arrived in the US, while Megaten managed to avoid this fate. still baffles me. and now SMT V is getting a (near) simultaneous worldwide release. this might sound crazy, but I think SMT V might sell a million worldwide if everything goes well.

So just have some powerful monsters by your side and you'll be fine?

Here it is. [Link]

If you're okay with using your finger, at least; the Switch didn't came with a stylus.

Too bad I don't have a phone. what trick?

I guess they managed to find a fanbase who like those games.

The 3DS's gimmick was more about how how you can do 3D without the use of glasses than the fact that it has 3D at all. and they did 3D once with the 3D System.

I only heard about the Sega channel via the internet myself.

I remember you telling me that.

I think the only game I tried to max out my level was Super Mario RPG and the first Paper Mario.

Actually, I was referring to how Beyond Oasis can also be found on those two compilations. but thanks for telling me that stuff.

Sorry. been watching some of Urinating Tree's videos; sometimes he would cover a sports team that failed to win when it matters; when a team was doing well only to suddenly screw up and lose, he would sometimes use prolapse in lieu of collapse (he can be colorful like that).

It gets worse. they had to remove Sheeva due to ROM space issues, but forgot to remove her completely. observe. [Link]

Actually it does... kinda. the Mega Drive's 6th FM channel can be substituted as a PCM channel, and all Sonic games used it for drums. they also handled sample playback differently. Sonic 1 used the Z80 co-processor to handle samples while the FM and PSG were being handled by the main 68000 processor. the sequels, however, used the co-processor to handle all music processing, which puts some strain on it, causing it to rapidly interrupts any samples it's given. this in turn causing said samples to sound worse during playback. [Link]

Is that an in-game remix done by the actual composers?

Hilarious, isn't it? you might as well not even bother to get the Chaos Emeralds.

Only the bosses and enemies are named in-game. I believe the names are taken from the manga.
about 2 weeks ago

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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
Sleep: Not playing anything
From what I'm looking, nope. the regular version is just the game itself, the Fighterz version adds the first Season pass, and the Ultimate version includes that, the anime music pack, and the commentator's voice pack.

So EA would be draining the Ocean?

Oh, I see. I guess I'll keep an eye out on it, then.

Not the SNES one, no. though ironically, the character would be replaced by a different licensed character for his next game. here's Soreyuke Kid. [Link] and here's Crazy Castle 3. [Link]

The dam level actually wasn't too bad if you know where all of the bombs are, and you have more than enough time to find them all. and even if you lose one of your turtles, any bombs you defused stay that way. [the electrical seaweed path sucks, though.] the latter half of the game (Areas 4-6) is where it gets much harder IMO. I think the only other neat things about it is that it's the only 87-era TMNT game that actually lets you fight the Technodrome (and even then, the boss is a little broken) and it uses the "power boost when low on health" mechanic. TF MD had some neat features, too; it's the first TMNT game to have a playable April o 'Neil, first fighting game to have a survivor mode, and the first to allow you to move the fight to a different part of the level.

Honestly, I think the music was the only consistently good part about the 87-era Konami TMNT games. someone made VRC 6 remixes of four of the tracks. [Link] [Link] [Link] [Link]

I've been trying to look around for the Japanese version of TMNT 3 on GB, since that version has infinite continues (you only get two in the western release).

Ah... well, I'm glad she's okay now.

From what I've read/heard, it doesn't.

Yeah, sorry for being vague in my response.

Who's Edmund Spenser? not heard of him.
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You really like to make fun of how awkward the English language can be...

Like an ancient language?

Oh, right.

I see. so overall, it's worth checking out despite being made for newcomers. I decided to look around and found out that they made FFMQ harder for the later Japanese release.

There's a way to cheat against the final boss?

How does EM fields work?

That's interesting. I've been used to the mouse, so I don't think it would help me.
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
That is a nice name. That means it must be a very comforting couch. And thanks for the good wishes.
about 3 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I found the Romhacking page for it. Oh yeah, I remember you telling me about how E.V.O. had a bad translation, or at least that it was lackluster. I kind of just want to play it randomly for an hour or so to see what it's all about, but maybe it's a little intimidating? I get the impression there's a steep learning curve to it, but I'll find out. It's okay, you made me chuckle a little... at saniclodocus. He can be a new OC.

I'm just glad AVGN is still around making good stuff. That video he did on Corpse Killer was great. I was a little curious about that game, but I think I've already had my fill after watching that.

Oh yeah, we were talking about it on Discord. What Virtual Boy soundtrack would you say is your favorite? I've played a couple of games, mostly Jack Bros., but I don't recall much of the music.

Wow, does this game have layers and layers of content; it's quite impressive, considering it was made by mostly one dude? I'm not really sure. I still have to get back to it, though. God, I've gotten so sidetracked with shit, lately... Games coming out, and stuff I randomly get the urge to play again, like Digital Devil Saga. I love Creepy Castle, though; it feels like a mission to see it all the way through.

Yeah, getting rainbow equipment was a bitch and a half; didn't you have to craft them through items or something? Well, that's... kinda underwhelming. I know Chrono Trigger had some endings like that, too, but then again there was like 12 of them. (13 if you're on DS) I don't know how many Cross had. The ending music had me glued to the screen; it was so beautiful. I'd almost rank it up there with To Far Away Times.

That sounds intense for a reaction. You mean the music to Corpse Party? Now you have me curious. Also, probably best you don't play that on the road again.

Not everyone trusts the vaccines, I guess. I should be getting mine soon. If I stop being lazy about it.

Jesus... I'm glad you're okay. I wouldn't have the balls; I hate bees, but wasps are probably a whole lot worse.
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yeah, it can be pretty dangerous if you lose yourself too much in it. That's pretty much my first experience being drunk in a nutshell, except that it was a little bit more intense. I'll just say I couldn't even get up off the floor, hehe. And yes, I was laughing hysterically for no reason.

It'd be pretty cool to visit the place, someday.

This is a pretty good article on it; it goes into some detail on exactly why CRT is considered the 'superior' way to play old games. [Link] Another good CRT example. [Link] It's really all subjective, though. I mean, I used to play my old games on an HDTV through a shitty composite signal, so I wasn't always picky about it. I just like using a CRT when the option is there. But now with retro game prices going up, it's not like I can play everything on my old TV, anyway, and these games and consoles will all degrade with age. I think I only really get the 'smearing vaseline' vibes when I'm playing N64 games. It's a quality of those games I kinda like. As for 2D games; not gonna lie, playing FF6 again on the CRT was one of the best ways I've ever played it. Ooooh, and some Saturn games had me completely entranced. NiGHTS into Dreams, especially... although, I may have been on something.

Still impressive.

also this meme lol [Link]

I guess I can see the Myst comparison. RE games are a lot more focused on combat, although I know you didn't get that far. If there was any RE game you could have liked, I think RE8 is the one, because of how weird it is. Oh, well; it's not a series for everyone. I didn't even replay 8 in the same way I played 7 to death. I still mainly like going back to the PS1 games, even with how good the new ones turned out.

I don't want to think about a dark future like that. I'd be done with gaming forever, but at least we'll always have the classics... Fuck, my retro game backlog is already big enough to last my entire life, anyway.
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