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[Mission 9] Mission variety is quite good, it really is. Gotten used to using the d-pad (yeah, it was before the PS1 had analog). Holy shit, the OST!

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☆★★★★ it's ludicrous how the PAL copies of this were mostly rental onel, and it's rare as hell, and goes from 50 on onwards used. Finally found a copy for a reasonable (the "not in debt" but still expensive since it's uber-rare) price, so happy to have this in my collecton. :)

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So, that EX-ARM anime wasn’t a practical jo...

I will have a review of this turd when the series finishes, but this first episode it’s so unbelievably bad it doesn’t matter if the story improves or gets worse as it goes along, with this embarassing animation it’s all for naught. I would lik...

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about 4 days 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
On a side note, what games were you able to get for christmas? myself, I got Catherine: Full Body, Okami HD, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Switch version).

I'm starting to understand why people love the switch, w that being said, it REALLY needs some more original games. most of the games you can get are either ports/remasters, remakes, or multi-platform, and some multi-platform games that are intensive are worse because you have to download another patch.

Gal Gun Returns got its Xbox One release cancelled. and this was after Microsoft said that they wouldn't enforce censorship. wow.

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
Sleep: Not playing anything
Holy shit, you're right, the subtitle threw me off because it sounded generic, but yes, we did!
Well, it's actually a HD-ified port; the game was part of Bandai-Namco's attempt to re-release select Namco games and give them a HD makeover as part of their Encore line (the port was known as Mr. Driller Encore in Japan), which also includes Katamari Damacy (originally a PS2 title) and Kotoba no Puzzle: Moji Pittan Encore (originally a Wii title).

Yes. I don't think it was because of Birdo (the controversy didn't help, granted), but because it was "doomed" to be a cult game from the very start. It never had a chance to be a commercial success, let's put it that way.
I figured it wasn't going to sell, but just 6,000+ in one week is pretty fucking low even by Nintendo standards. even Disaster: Day of Crisis sold more (21,000). supposably there were plans to release it in Europe at one point, though.

Didn't knew there were former Konami survivors/employees in LdL.
Not only that, but Taro Kudo left Konami to join Square (alongside a few other ex-Konami staff) before joining LdL. I've been looking on mobygames, and it tells you what what the various employees have done on each game over the years. very useful website.

It is pretty damn weird, but i guess it makes sense from a business prospective, and it's not like Nippon Ichi is swimming in gold, it released a fairly varied library this year and in 2019, but Disgaea is their best selling series, and their one of the few middle-shelf/niche company left from before in the businness. I mean, from what i understand, they are still more stable than Level 5 as existing and selling their games, but you never know. Then again, NIS didn't grew too much and too fast as Level 5 did, so...
All NIS needs to do is port Disgaea 2, 3 and D2 to the console and the entire franchise would be available on it.

Yeah, Level 5 is apparently shutting down their US office, so the west might not even get Yokai Watch 4 and Inazuma Eleven Ares even though both were announced for a overseas release.

Good luck! Not too bad, i myself have just to get the second Layton game and the Ace Attorney X Lawton crossover for the 3DS and i will be done for the major releases i really want.
It's getting tougher for me. not only are Yokai Watch 3 and Blasters are out of my price range now, but now Etrian Odyssey Nexus is going up in price, too.
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
Sleep: Not playing anything
Also, btw, i forgot to ask him when i met him earlier this month, hope he didn't sold it in the meantime, not that i would begrudge him for it, but i didn't remind him of that. oh well, whatever, i can wait for a discounted X-Box One, easily. XD
How much does an X-Box One currently cost in Italy?

Yeah, i did that, i visited my non-Gamestop local game store, and they really didn't have the deluge of PS4 trade-in copies i expected.
That sucks. so it's not just the US.

Oh. Yeah, usually it isn't an issue because Nintendo has basically almost no direct backwards compatibility, and no services to ensure the carry over of digital editions/purchases of old games between different generations of hardware
True.

Yeah, the dripfeed is worse and came to basically a stop far earlier, heck, just now in almost half-dicember we got more stuff (including my beloved Donkey Kong Country 3) on the NSO, and just 5 games. 1 for the NES, just one.
About the only noteworthy thing is that the US and EU at least get access to some games that never got re-released before, such as Vice: Project Doom and Journey To Silius (well, actually that one DID saw a re-release in Japan, just not the west), as well as import titles like Mario's Super Picross (you guys got it on all 3 VC services, but we never did for some reason).

I don't miss the prices with no sales on the Wii VC, but i prefer ownership and - to continue from my previous point on backwards compatibility - while not having to buy Donkey Kong for the NES for 5 bucks AGAIN is better, there's no guarantee Nintendo will keep this subscription based service running for whatever comes after the Switch.
No disagreeing with you there. that's the one thing I liked about Sony's system; if you purchased a PS1 game on the PS3, you can download that same game again on your PSP/Vita free of charge. honestly wish Nintendo followed suit with that.

And yes, you could use the VC games you bought on the Wii on Wii U by running the console in Wii Mode, but it depends on what games you had on the Wii, you had to copy them (maybe, i don't remember if you kept them on the Wii console you used for the transfer) to the Wii U via the transfer procedure, and you still had to pay to get the Wii U VC version.
It copies all of your data, you don't actually have to have the games downloaded on your system to be able to redownload them on your Wii U. you just need an SD card.
about 4 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
Sleep: Not playing anything
Yeah, they missed the boat on releasing the VB Wario Land (and the Virtual Boy library) on the 3DS's Virtual Console, and that's exactly the most the series got, just a VC re-release of the GB Wario Land games. I guess they felt it was time to stop due to financial flop Shake It was, and maybe because they did want to reduce "genre overlap" between their franchises, hence the focus on Wario Ware more.
I don't think Nintendo wants people to be subjected to the red-and-black display of the games (since I heard staring at them for too long would cause vision problems).

At least Shake It and Master of Disguise got re-released on the Wii U.

it's the effect of that transitionary period between consoles, so you want to keep having something out for the console, but not put much budget in it because it makes more sense to invest in the new console, so port what you can to both old and new machines.
Nintendo did this once in Japan before with Nintendo Power (not to be confused with the US magazine) in 1996, where you could get flash cartridges that lets you download games onto them for cheap. many of Nintendo's games from 1997 to 2000 were released exclusively on this, though some later saw cartridge releases. this service never made the trip across as NoA and NoE were focusing on the N64 by then.

I actually own a few of these extremely late releases. ._.

Yikes, for how disappointing Game & Wario is... 50 bucks is too much.
I know. I'd rather just spend the money on getting titles on other platforms.

Damn, that's insane and scummy. Tipical 4KIDS, yes, but still, it bring my blood to a boil.
I know, right? I'm not even a Sonic fan and this baffled me so much. the only replacement I can think of that got next-to-no controversy was Mike Pollock, as his predecessor (Deem Bristow) died during development of Shadow of Hedgehog.

They did the same thing with Turtles Forever, which had the 2003 turtles team up with the 1987 Turtles. the old turtles use 4kids's own pool of VAs, so instead of Cam Clarke for Leonardo, we get Dan Green (best known for his portray as Yugi and pharaoh in Yu-Gi-Oh DM; coincidentally, he also did Knuckles voice in Sonic X). Nickelodeon did a similar crossover episode with the 2012-era turtles later on, but they managed to brought back all 4 of the old VAs.

Apparently, this is due to union laws (4kids only does non-union work).
about 4 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
Sleep: Not playing anything
I've saved that interview with Guy Cihi, gonna check it out later, it's lenghty indeed.
Great.

Yeah, you'd think they could have put a new entry/remake/new version of Yoshi Island in the hands of someone who had more than some mini-games in a Wii Sports or somethings in their portfolio. I remember being very bitter by how mediocre if not awful at times New Yoshi's Island was, now i'm just disappointed
Well, here's the weird part; some of the staff members behind NI also worked on Yoshi's Island DS. that game was developed by Artoon, which had a respectable portfolio (Pinobee, Blinx, Blue Dragon). after their owner (AQ Interactive) went bankrupt, some of its members left to found... Arzest. the DS director (Hidetoshi Takeshita) was the programmer on Panzer Dragoon games, which were well-received... but the director behind New Island, Masahide Kobayashi, had directed games that were considered average (Knuckles Chaotix, Metal Head, and Nightshade)... which should have been a warning sign for this game.

i would put it in the same category as Chibi Robo Zip Lash, even though nobody had nowhere the same expectations for it.
What's worse was that Nintendo was more-or-less doing the same maneuver they were doing with Fire Emblem: Awakening; they would retire the franchise if it didn't sell well. they were actively hoping that people would buy the game and keep it alive. it worked with FE: Awakening because it took many neat elements from many of its earlier games (the ability to grind like in Gaiden, the marriage feature from Seisen no Keifu, being able to get free items every now and then like in New MotE) while also making it accessible for newcomers via the Casual mode from the Mystery of the Emblem remake. it's like a best of package. it also helped that it was a distant sequel to Marth's two titles (Shadow Dragon and Mystery of the Emblem), which were well-received in Japan (MotE was the best-selling game in the series with 776,000+ copies sold). the results paid off handsomely for Nintendo. [Nintendo needed for it to sell 250,000; it went onto sell nearly 2 million worldwide.]

Zip Lash, however, played nothing like any of its predecessors and was flawed (from what I've heard, at least). the result was that it had the worst launch of the series in Japan with similarly poor sales elsewhere. it's no wonder people gave that game a pass.
about 2 months 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
in the meantime i saw Uppers getting a Steam only release... and i got it! Still on the backburner.
Hope you enjoy it. I just imported the Vita version when it became unlikely that it was getting localized (not a PC fan, in case you didn't know).

The 3DS got discontinued back in September, so I'm trying to see what 3DS games I can get for cheap. managed to find Super Mario 3D Land and Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars.
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