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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 3 days ago

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It'll definitely be their way to make up for not localizing the games the first time around; the developers had always wanted to release the FM games in the west since the very beginning, but Square would (almost) always not do it for some reason or another, and eventually they gave up with FM 5; if you look at previous FM games, you'll notice that there's a decent chunk of English text in them, while FM 5 has none to be found. [we did get Evolved and Left Alive with little issue, but many people consider those to be the worst games in the franchise, and for good reason in the latter's case.] SE could also use this opportunity to retranslate the games we did get; 1-5 are all connected to each other in some way, but the English releases of 3, 4, and later 1 [we only got the original via the DS port] were made into standalone works.
about 12 hours ago (edited)

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I just remembered that the power-ups and weapons can also be dropped from enemies, and some enemies immediately respawn if you exit and then re-enter, so it is possible to get fully powered-up again. I know you can hold up to 8 first aid kits.

Not into combo-on-combo action, I take it. [Link] [note: this trailer sucks.]

The game also has a pretty advanced sound test... at least for a 8-bit game released in 1991. instead of having a generic menu, it had the following features--

--There's two different varients of the sound test. Normal Play just allows you to play any of the game's songs and sound effects; you can either cycle to a song/sound effeect and then play it, or have it play as you cycle through them (most if not all sound tests only do the former).
--Program Play lets you choose which of the game's 8 songs to play in order, and you can pause the songs during playback.
--There's a bar that shows how loud a specific channel is playing (in Program Play).
--There's some animated graphics. Normal play has 2 smiling fireballs that move in time with the game's songs and sound effects, while Buta-san makes a cameo appearance in Program Play. [if you've never heard of him, he's the star of his self-titled game and is playable in Game Paradise.] normally, Buta-san walks slowly on his own, but you can speed up him with the control pad.

It was first released on PS2, then Wii, then PS3 (digital only in the west, but saw a physical release in Asia), and more recently PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC.

Well, I have no problem being cheap on the enemy, so I'll keep those tips in mind. thanks.

Not even most; Sony's remasters were $40 at launch... well, except for Gravity Rush, which was $30.

Here's a full playthrough of it. [Link] there's also a completely different game for the SNES made by the same company. [Link] and there's an 8-bit port for the GBC. [Link]

There was a Dragon's Lair cartoon?

Is he-man really homoerotic? serious question, as I only watched that cartoon a few times.

Regarding NG1, the game would definitely be a lot more playable if that glitch in 6-3 was removed. regarding NG2, I remember that happening me to me once, but didn't know what triggered it.
about 3 days ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
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Vegas Dreams was published by Sony in Japan (via their Epic Records Japan label, a subdivision of Sony Music Entertainment Japan, their music division) while being handled by HAL themselves in the US, while the sequel Vegas Stakes was published by Nintendo in the west and then got picked up by Imagineer (now Rocket Company) for its Japanese release.

...but if they're suspended that way, how would they be able to play anything?

No. I'm talking about the third game, Yuki ni Kieta Kako (the one I linked you), which was Satellaview-exclusive. the remake of Part 2 (The Girl Who Stands Behind; which you linked me) was a Nintendo Power exclusive; pretty much every NP-exclusive game has been successfully preserved since gamers likely dumped the contents of the flash cartridge onto the internet beforehand, whereas Satellaview games are only available for as long as it was in operation so they (usually) don't get the same type of deal.

Pretty much. Dai (大) is used to refer to the size of something described.

Direct? indirect? I'm confused.

That's only true if you're going by their console history. Enix started publishing games on NEC's older computers, and there, Door Door came out 4 months before TPSMC.

Interestingly, the original version of TPSMC required you to type up a word to respond, but for Okhotsk ni Kiyu: Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin Jiken (a sort-of follow-up to Portopia), you choose from a list of commands instead. this is because Yuji Hori found the original method frustrating (even admitting that he couldn't get far in these games because of it). as a result, the FC version would adopt the command list, and many other graphic adventure games developed in Japan would use it, including Nintendo's own FDC. [Link]
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It does seem that way, but no, it's pretty straightforward.

Well, I was replaying the game again, and I noticed that you can only pause the game if you're not pressing any other button at the time, so it's actually not as useful as it sounds.
about 3 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
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That being said, not every joke/pun landed; for example, Mato explained that the name "Bush Hospital" went over the heads of not just the translators, but also the Japanese gamers; the Japanese word for Bush is Yabu (藪), which itself is short for Yabuisha (藪医者), which refers to a terrible doctor (what we would call a "quack" in English). thus, the name is supposed to imply that the place is full of terrible doctors and shouldn't be trusted.

Yeah, once I read that article that explains how Kanji words and how related Kanji share radicals, it all began to click. I still have trouble with similar-looking more complex Kanji, though.

I've heard of slice-of-life manga (and anime), but not novels.

I do; my brother had a copy of it when I was young. it's one of those games where use of the Light Gun is mandetory.

Destination Earthstar? this game? [Link]

it does look like it, doesn't it? it was shown off in E3 2003, but wasn't released until at least August 2005.

Walkthroughs say that you need to collect 1,000 sfaira to upgrade one diskarmor (and another 2,000 to upgrade it once more).

What were you two doing that day?

Right, I see.

That's exactly why I'm not a fan of games where you don't get some kind of mercy invincibility when hit. I always feel like it's the #1 thing you should implement when making any kind of game.

Thought so. I don't remember the track you're talking about when I was playing it, though.

Well, that sucks.

I guess the reboot is overall one huge case of "just because that idea seems neat for this type of reboot, doesn't mean you should implement it".

The file name is perfect; makes it ambiguous as to whether it's referring to donald's zippers in a profane manner, or donald... fucking zippers.

lol. I think one of my older nephews showed me one of those episodes. can't believe this series started nearly 13 years ago...

traverse on the way out of Planet Zebebebebebe
"Damn it, I think she's broken..." being serious, though, that's about the only explanation I can think of as to why it displays correctly there and not at any other point in the game.

Casino Kid was published and developed by Sofel, who's still around... but they don't do video games anymore, not since 1994. [also, it was a licensed game originally.] with the Vegas games, it's a bit more complicated, as the rights for both games are owned by entirely different companies in different regions.
about 3 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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I'm reminded of Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension, where the EU version cut out the story mode, leaving it multiplayer-only.

[Link] [Link] [Link] The third FF game [Link] did kept the female enemies in all versions. all versions of Mighty Final Fight [Link] and the western release of the Sega CD version also kept Poison/Roxy, but in the latter version's case, they were redrawn [Link] to wear a longer shirt (and pants) so you wouldn't see their underboob when they get hit; the Japanese version [Link] just left them the way they were.

Right next to King's Quest 5 for the NES. I know the SNES port added more music, so the atmosphere would definitely be a bit different.

I Love You Monster?

It might be a coincedence.

It's already out. from what I can find, they added the following

--A New Game+, where you can carry all items to your new playthrough (except for scenario items).
--Map pointers that show where other areas are (can be turned off at anytime).
--You can now increase map or battle speeds by 2x or 3x.
--You can now escape from battles, which doesn't add to the battle amount tally.
--There's a scenario chart that shows your current objective and how far you've gotten.
--There's a Library mode that lets you listen to BGMs at any time, or look at the gallery. staff credits are listed here, too.
--There's an auto-equip option that lets the game set the best equipment, and lets you determine the weapon type to be selected.
--You can now sell or discard items, something you couldn't do in the original.

That almost makes it a final boss fight done very poorly, don't you think? either you get your ass kicked in a under a minute, or survive and take an hour to kick his ass. that just screams "ain't nobody got time for dat!"

No doubt having to adjust your tactics this late in the game is kinda difficult.

after repeatedly getting knocked around by giant witch titties
Why does that sound funny to me?

Yeah, found that out while reading the LoL book. it's funny, because when Mato first made the website about the changes done in Mother 2/EB, he was upset to find out that the game was modified so much, but overtime, he changed; he made a short timeline at one point in the book that showed how he gradually came to understand the changes.
about 3 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
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> "I can't disconnect my other drives and still have it boot up"

That sounds like it might be a BIOS thing. Mine has different default boot priorities depending on what devices are currently connected. Might be worth looking into so you can take advantage of that optical drive!

> "the thing, too, about 144fps is would you really even notice the difference...?"

I've heard 120 is usually the cap where people start to plateau, so I'd say no. However, that doesn't mean that there truly are some people who could benefit from it. Again, I think it just boils down to a theoretical input lag improvement.

> FF hack

That sounds incredible! It also reminds me a lot of the original SaGa trilogy. Those games have a pretty varied "cast" and some dungeons that mess with the player a little bit. Suzaku's dungeon comes to mind where they start using misplaced tilesets (ie stairs for the floor).

> Bunny facts

The cigar theory seems plausible enough, although you're right about it being a much less sensitive issue than it is now. (For childrens' cartoons at least) Also, that's super interesting! The bit about the military, that is. Sounds exactly like playing fighting games with my cousins and telling them I was just "too good at the game" when it was actually just me picking broken/secret characters.

> Goemon save

I would suspect not, if only because the game keeps spitting the "Please insert the memory pak" message at me on boot.

> "[Goemon] doesn't have a lock-on, but I rarely felt that I'd take cheap hits due to bad controls"

On the flipside, it also seems to be pretty generous with hit detection too. My depth perception is usually okay, but some of those "dead ahead" sections in the very first part of the game made me feel like it'd be hard to judge distance. I landed every hit though so /shrug

> half controller half mouse

Y'know, AboveUp on YouTube mentioned a combination like that recently. Although, he was talking about DS Emulation. He claimed that using his left hand for movement/buttons and right hand for mouse felt so good in games like Etrian Odyssey where he could map things out while still progressing.

> Raidou

I especially like that Ebony & Ivory was replaced with "Boogie Woogie". One of the best attack names in the series, if I'm being honest.
about 3 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
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> "I'm pretty stoked for the remaster, but I can imagine being in the middle of the PSX original and getting burned out just seeing that"

I will say that if you wanna see it through, the Remaster is absolutely the way to go, considering it has all that cut content. Your freakout was justified.

> "I've got my issues with Squenix and what they've done with their flagship franchises, but they've been doing some pretty interesting things lately, namely reviving dead old franchises that are pretty niche."

That's the best thing to come out of their "digital library initiative" or whatever they're calling it now. The WHOLE library being accessible doesn't just mean FF and DQ, it also means SaGa, Mana, and *fingers crossed* cool one-offs like Vagrant Story and Threads of Fate.

> Esper Dream 2

Isn't that where the translator/hacker EsperKnight derives their name from? I've heard of the games but never looked at them. Maybe after I finish Lagrange Point...
about 3 days ago (edited)

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I'm getting a XBOX One (Microsoft) from Austin when he comes home (and a hard drive). I'm currently saving my money to buy a new house in Waco, Texas (the exact same house that Carla Booker previously lived in). I'm also going to sign up as a professional male ballet dancer.
about 3 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: June 3, 2017
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
So, just finished Disco Elysium and am reading a bit about its production... and it's made by a bunch of people who are pretty much you. I see you have it as Unplayed... probably really worth putting into your queue for 2021. The game's obsession with the deatils of its setting and locations reminds me a lot of your writing.
about 5 days ago (edited)

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Hope you're enjoying Tomb Raider. Happy to see you playing it! It's funny, I was having urges to go back and finish the original trilogy on PS1 before you started that. Maybe I will soon. I recently played the TR3 demo with nostalgia goggles on, and I know they haven't aged all that well, but I still love 'em. Tomb Raider 2 is my favorite.
about 5 days ago

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I was going to buy Celeste as I like 2D platform games but you and some other people I know didn't seem to like it, so I'm not sure. If only there were some system where you got to try a small part of the game for free to know if you wanted to buy it. I feel like that used to be a thing...

Those two are adventure games, that can be a tough sell for me. Life is Strange is the only one I really have ever liked. Fran Bow looks neat though, visually it made me think of Coraline of all things and that's a wonderful little movie. Theresia is rare and kind of pricey, not ludicrously so mind you, but expensive enough that I don't want to spend that much on a blind purchase.

Yes...stuck with an old NES game. I know thee well. For some reason when I was a kid and the NES was still a somewhat active thing, my mom and brother came home with the new Top Loading NES out of nowhere. And for some reason, for a game to go with it my brother came home with Captain Planet. STUCK WITH IT. We tried to play that game, we really did. It's terrible. I still have that top loader. I do not still have Captain Planet.

It really is a Switch prototype lol. It's got portability!...sometimes. Some games can do it. It was useful playing Batman Arkham Origins with the Gamepad though. I could do the small extras while watching TV. I like my Wii U though, even if Nintendo has pretty much wiped out any reason to own one. All of it's exclusives have been ported to Switch just about. I think Xenoblade Chronicles X is still locked to it. But I have no need to rebuy Bayonetta 2 though, I'll just play it on the Wii U. And it does an excellent job scaling Wii games to HD so it has become my defacto way to play Wii games. My ACTUAL Wii with the OSSC looks about as good after some tinkering but it's much simpler to just use the Wii U. (My Wii is just my Gamecube now, but that may change soon as my friend still has his old Gamecube and asked me if I wanted it. If it has the Digital port, I am interested)

Fun fact, I bought the Wii U out of anger. I mean, I wanted one anyway but I couldn't really afford it, I had other things to pay for at the time. But my job was particularly awful at that point as they had just hired me a horribly incompetent direct supervisor and I was at my wits end so I just went to Best Buy after work and bought the WiiU Wind Waker special console on my credit card because I was pissed. It made me feel better. Thanks Nintendo lol.
about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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Yeah he does! But Snake's Revenge isn't canon, but it is responsible for us getting the ACTUAL Metal Gear 2 from Kojima. He made it in response to Snake's Revenge. The franchise probably wouldn't have become such a big thing without it!

He says he intends to back it up and dump it at some point, so that's something? I'd still like to know more then anything where he got it. That's most interesting to me.

Well Japan has a lot of weird games that are just about...work. Harvest Moon caught on here though lol. I remember seeing a preview in the import section of EGM a long time ago for a Game Boy Color game about working at McDonald's.

Is it me or is it weird that A SECOND guy fucking with the Looney Tunes selected a basketball game to settle it? I feel like they should have made a sequel where it's football or something. Peyton Manning is a naturally funny guy in some ways, he could have made that work.

Double Dragon has a dominatrix in it eh? I confess I have played very little Double Dragon. Most of my knowledge of Double Dragon comes from the shit DiC cartoon from the 90s. LIVE THE CODE, THE CODE OF THE DRAGON!

[Link]

I liked Skyward Sword....but I am in a minority in that way. The continual backtracking map design is a little annoying but it didn't annoy me to the point that I gave up on it. I thought the controls worked well, I had fun.

That thought does actually weird me out! I am part of the last generation who will EVER remember what life was like before the internet and cell phones being common. I always delight in when I see a functional pay phone in the wild. But I remember beepers! One (Of many) jokes in 30Rock that always makes me laugh is that Liz's ex boyfriend takes pride in the fact that he is the leading beeper salesman in NYC. But it's the late 2000's, he's probably the ONLY beeper salesman. THE BEEPER KING. But I liked explaining things like Encyclopedias to younger people I used to work with. Research your paper on the internet huh? We had to go the library and find a Giant book with information on every S letter subject! And they were updated yearly!

That is exactly what I was just explaining to my mom! She was talking about how everyone is worse now then when she was a kid. Not true. Everyone was always shitty, people are just reporting it now. That and it's FAR easier to disseminate information now. Statistically crime has actually gone down since like the 70s...
about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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Yeah, Lindsey's videos are long because she explains things in such an ultra granular way, which is what I like! But I have a lot of free time at work. Though I guess she's in trouble now from the bad faith "GURLZ ARENT ALLOWED TO DO AN INTERNET" crowd. They are taking past stuff she's made or said and reinterpreting it without context to be offensive? She made a whole long video about it.

Yeah Jordan Schlanskey is so odd, but him an Conan as a duo are dynamite. There is a whole suite of videos of them interacting and Conan SWEARS he's really like this. My favorites are them doing the escape room together, them going to that hipster coffee joint and Conan taking Jordan to HIS favorite gourmet Italian Restaurant. (Olive Garden, Jordan is horrified)

Phone Sex voice eh? I can't tell if that's a compliment...

Yeah I like to ask hyper religious types who insist that ONLY MY GOD IS GOD because it is rooted in the old world, that's how you can tell its real about Buddha or other really old religions. They never know how to answer that. "Well that one is fake." Why? It's old too.

Well obviously it wouldn't distract her, but she's human. I figure she can just summon a guy or something if she wants one. God help that poor man if he can't...perform to standard though. Probably never see him again. Death by Snu-Snu.

Well that's plants for you. Any survival expert will tell you, unless you are 100% explicitly sure you can identify what a plant is and know for a FACT that it's safely edible, you shouldn't touch it. No matter how hungry you are, you can make thinks WAY worse. But good news, the girl at the pharmacy in the store I used to work in came through. She called Tuesday and told me that while she didn't have extra vaccines, the next closest store was showing some so she called them and had them hold it for me. I got my first shot Tuesday! I'll be back on the 11th for the second. My arm still hurts a little bit if I lift it high above my head but other then that, no side effects so far.

I don't think that "Fascism bad" is even a conservative viewpoint. That's an American one. I don't think that the Republican party as it exists now is representative of true conservatives. I know actual Republicans and they think he's an idiot and have just kind of checked out and don't vote. The party now is just people who want power or want to be big stars with Fox News TV deals. That's their entire platform, it's why they never have any ideas.
about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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Well Colorado has begun to experiment with that idea of having a social program of trained people that responds to certain types of calls instead of police. I forget what we're calling it, but they implemented it this year, they are on the streets. So in time we will see how it worked.

Yeah, tenure is insane. It makes a degree of sense in a shitty job like the one I used to have. It's a dumb retail job, if I've been here forever it means I probably know how everything is supposed to work. But a teacher is a very different kind of job, it should always be known WHAT you are teaching people. And an inability to be fired is ridiculous. So that probably means there are a bunch of tenured professors diddling their college age students with impunity right?

That's as good an analogy as any. I don't mind fixing my stuff myself (most of the time lol) so I am a Windows/Android guy. Linux is a bit beyond the pail for me. Windows is like owning a house, it's already built but you gotta fix shit when it breaks...and it will. Linux is like that but you also have to build the house yourself. Like basic functions aside, nothing fucking works unless someone has already designed something to make it work and you can find it or write it your fucking self. Not for me. Not to mention there are a million versions of Linux so who knows WHICH house style to decide on. But if you're captain programmer, it's great! (and totally free)

Well I like Queen and some of Elton John's stuff. But my mom loves that stuff, so I grew up on it. I'll jam out to "Crocodile Rock" or something every now and then. But I liked that SNL sketch Gaga did where she was herself but old, living in this apartment, designing crises to get the maintenance guy to come to her apartment at which point she DESPERATELY tries to get him to recognize who she is/was. It's good to be able to make fun of yourself. That is Conan's whole shtick, it's made me self deprecating.

Yeah you would not believe how confused some of those kids at my last job would be with my trying to explain ownership and what digital games are doing to the industry. But it's all they've ever known, which is weird. I remember when you could go into a store and BUY a PC game. Hell I was working at CompUSA and we sold them! You could buy Diablo 2 and everything!

Well I had to at least play through the first one as a Castlevania megafan, just to say I did. I didn't play the second one. I hear it was worse.
about 1 week ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
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Hope you love Disco Elysium!
about 1 week ago (edited)

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What's your favorite G rated teen movie from 2001?

___ _______ _______.

Clue #1 - It featured Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway.
Clue #2 - It is loosely based on Meg Cabot's best selling novel series for teen girls.
Clue #3 - It is directed by the late Garry Marshall.
Clue #4 - It is a Disney movie.
Clue #5 - It had a official live action Disney Princess (Princess Amelia "Mia" Thermopolis).
about 1 week ago (edited)

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GOOD LUCK!

As did I; I really couldn't resist jumping on that sale, and I'd like to replay Broken Reality again sometime... That ending, though. Left me quite emotional. Just when everything set in, and I realized I finally saw it all the way through after nearly two years. That ending was mesmerizing. I was just staring at it in awe. I can be your guinea pig with Astrodogs, since I'm about to get into it, hehe. I'll let you know how it is. I guess you're not typically into those types of games, eh?

Sounds like a good score! That's cool; my sister would approve of anything Borderlands related. Her setup completely blows mine away. My setup is honestly embarrassing. I have my mouse and keyboard on two tray tables in front of my leather couch, with a small TV in the corner of the room. I have decent speakers, although I'm looking into something better for sound soon, with new albums and RE8 coming out. Never heard of TRǺDFRI, but I looked into it and it sounds genius for a computer desk area. I use pink LED light strips that I found on Amazon, and they're awesome; it makes the whole area behind my TV a glowing pink. Got a few LED projectors, too. You can change the colors on those. One of 'em is a galaxy projector. I just got me some kaleidoscope glasses...

Also saw you start up Disco Elysium. Funny, I was thinking about that recently. I'll have to ask what you think after you're done with it.

When I get my EverDrive, I will take it in the shorts.

With that description, I'm guessing it's the same old music from around the era as the stuff you hear in Fallout 3.

Nintendo was just weird about everything back then, so I'm not even surprised to hear they dumbed everything down. At least when it comes to terminology. Wait, you can fucking do all of that in SimEarth? Lol. I wonder if SimEarth is compatible with the SNES mouse. My friend Mystagogue told me SimCity wasn't, (you'd think it would be) but SimAnt is.

It could be an interesting game to try out on a random fortune cookie day. Gotta love when equipment prices skyrocket in old JRPGs, haha.

I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to not know of the cliffhanger beforehand.

In Half-Life's defense, you can save anywhere, so it's not as frustrating as it could be. Not that that excuses shitty game design. I miss quick saves in games...

Did you try playing RE4? Also, I noticed Tomb Raider. Oooh, that's a good one.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
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It looks very similar. [Link] I wonder if it's by the same creator...

Heh, I've had moments like that myself, accusing a game of ripping off another game's soundtrack. Most recently, I heard a song that sounded a bit much like an FF9 track.

No, I totally feel you there; that's why I watched most of the boundary breaking on YouTube, hehe. I still think it's an awesome idea, though. Anodyne 2 has some weird boundary breaking shit in it, as well. You can find the YouTubers NitroRad and Shesez as NPCs, for one thing. Someone made a video on that. As for tags, I definitely know Psychological Horror gets thrown around a lot.

That sounds like a damn good deal. Are they Logitech speakers? That's what my dad uses in the back room. I was looking at something for a little more on Amazon, but I think it'll be worthwhile to have speakers surrounding me. If I can hang them on the walls in the way I'm wanting to.

I'll never forget the time you told me when there was a big storm, and it took out your NES. Your dad said something like "Looks like the Nintendo's fucked." Great, now I'm gonna think "ToomanyCokes" every time I see a character's battle animation sped up. I guess that's what Big Guard in FF7 actually is.

I just love how he's in the bathroom, but the second he hears about the Wii Shop Channel you hear him running down the stairs.

When you finished Scenario 2, did you go straight for 2b or Scenario 3? I'm in the middle of Scenario 2b now. I figured why not. Scenario 2 was good stuff.

I saw your review on Steam. Sucks they couldn't expand on the original and improve it. Yeah, I'm thinkin' if I want a good indie JRPG, Cosmic Star Heroine is a better choice. I actually got that on both PC and Switch. Oooh, I got a lot of memories listening to OCRemix.

Thank you so much for the list! Some of these with details are games I've played and enjoyed, such as Ib and Rokko-chan. I remember getting Tyrian 2000 free on GOG like forever ago, but didn't pay much attention to it since I also got Duke Nukem 3D along with it. Definitely gotta try that. I'm keeping this list around on me, so I can pick these up when I see sales. I need to get around to playing Abzu and 2064, that's for sure. I keep thinking about Abzu, in particular... I know I'm going to like that. Where do I get Yume Nikki 3D? I'm going to look into Mainichi.

Thought you might get a kick out of this. [Link]
about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Sorry it took a few days to get around to responding. I've had some company over for the past week, so I've only been on to punch in new games I picked up.

12tb is huge! More than I think I could ever feasibly use for anything. I've got about 8tb in my main computer, and I still have over half of that empty.

"Beautifully orchestrated soundtrack...by the guy who made that RE Director's Cut basement track." [Link] Who cares if the game runs at 144fps if the game doesn't benefit from the reduced input lag and/or the animations look like garbo?

Which FF hack were you playing a decade ago? I guess there would've been a few in 2011, but that feels so far away!

Well, hey. I learned something new about rabbits today! I wonder why they're portrayed to like carrots in media then.

I wish I could say the same about Goemon, but my 64 memory card died right after I picked the game up. Hopefully I'll come across one sooner or later.

Yeah the animations are totally different (and totally adorable for some of the smaller demons). Even though they're all basically functionally the same as Dante's moves, Raidou just feels like he has a lot more personality. Or at least that his personality shines through in gameplay more than Dante, since Dante never really gets a chance to speak.

I think it's even worse when you're really into a specific console only for one of its games to get a re-something on modern platforms. Like if I was into the PS1 right now, I'd be very conflicted on SaGa Frontier's remaster.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I'm sorry we haven't been talking too much lately, MotherKojiro. I'm still doing my best at to at least keep contact, which is good because I refuse to join Discord, which I feel is becoming just as cancerous as Twitter.

Do you remember when we first started talking? Back when your avatar was unedited and I had the Globe enemy from PSIII? Simpler times.

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Kids say the darndest things. My friends can't stop quoting this now.

Hmm. How about shum music?

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Gunman Clive
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