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General Chat / Re: The HOPEFUL thread: Be happy here!
« on: April 02, 2015, 09:07:24 PM »
Prepurchased my Ness and squid amiibos today!

General Chat / Re: The HOPEFUL thread: Be happy here!
« on: March 29, 2015, 08:54:41 AM »
Oh look, it's been seven and a half months since I last posted about new stuff. Two boxes from strange foreign lands (in this case, Japan and San Francisco) arrived this week, so let's talk about the last two months' pickups. No dogs, unlike the last several images in this thread, but I did get a cat, a scorpion, an elder dragon, a Super Dragon, and two God[darn]ed moons:

-I think the New 3DS XL itself goes in this category. It's been great having a 3DS again and being able to play, uh, Wario Land 2.
-Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Limited edition, which is why the Gore Magala is next to the game there. I've been enjoying it quite a bit, unlike previous games in the series!
-The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. Standard edition. Haven't started it yet.
-Not pictured: Codename S.T.E.A.M. I did get the preorder bonus, though, and that's in there for that reason. Also haven't started this yet.
-Demon Gaze. First-person dungeon-crawler with some modern concessions, in the same vein as Etrian Odyssey. I really admire the game's willingness to kill off voiced story characters all the time.
-Fate/stay night + Fate/hollow ataraxia. Box set released last year containing both games and two artbooks, for slightly more than what one of the games by itself would have previously cost. I got the set from Yahoo! Auctions Japan for 6600JPY (MSRP was 9500JPY), at a time when the yen was tanking enough that I paid about $55 for it.
-TRON 2.0. I paid a dollar for it! I'm waiting until the classic game club over on Quarter to Three gets around to it before I start it.
-東方永夜抄 ~ Imperishable Night. The eighth mainline Touhou Project game, and the first official one I've actually purchased. One of my all-time favorite shmups, with a compelling and intuitive score system, good difficulty balance across all its modes, the incredibly fun Spell Practice mode that lets you fight individual boss patterns (including Last Words, ultra-diffficult patterns not seen in the main game), and one of the best soundtracks in the series.
-Tragedy Looper. A localized Japanese tabletop game, based heavily on murder-mystery visual novels like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. On the surface, it's basically "Clue on steroids," but Tragedy Looper is far deeper and more enjoyable than Clue could ever be. Highly recommended if you can get at least two friends to play it with you, and especially if you can get it for 50% off like I did.

Not games:
-Space Invaders candy. One of a handful of random things included in that package from San Francisco. You can't really see it in the picture, but the container is shaped like the classic arcade cabinet, complete with the old Taito logo.
-Monster Hunter 4 Seltas Queen figure. Also from the SF package. There's also a Seltas figure from the same set that can be attached to it, but I only got the one figure, sadly.
-Peach and Yoshi amiibos. Picked up for $10 each. These were the only characters I actually wanted because I like the characters rather than because I want in-game unlocks, so finding them on sale was pretty nice. I'll most likely wait until the card versions come out to get other stuff.
-Lucky cat! This one is solar-powered, and waves its arm when left in sunlight.
-2015 calendar with some sort of anime/video game characters on it? I don't recognize any of it. This was a freebie in the Japan package.
-St. Elsewhere. Great album. Picked up at the same time as TRON 2.0, just as cheap.

Not pictured: hundreds of dollars' worth of Dice Masters and Magic: the Gathering stuff, assorted digital purchases and gifts like the Mighty Switch Force! games and Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition, some other books, CDs, and games I forgot about, every English volume of Monster Musume so far, the really comfortable Uniqlo Heattech shirt that was the entire point of the package from Japan (I was wearing it when I took the picture), and a lot of foreign candy with packaging that wasn't as cool as the Space Invaders candy.

Oh yeah, and I met a really cool girl this weekend.

Dark Souls is only a "bad" port in the sense that it doesn't have extra features or graphics options or various other stuff you usually expect from PC games. It's a one-to-one replica of the console version. Given the usual efforts of Japanese devs on PC—Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, out at the end of this month, is actually worse on PC than on last-gen consoles—you should be happy that's the case, instead of *****ing that it's unacceptable that a dev with basically zero PC experience even attempted to support a market that doesn't even exist in their home territory, when most devs don't even do that.

Without addressing the port-begging, two things:

-The fact that I can play many of Nintendo's biggest titles from the past on my Wii U for a reasonable price, even if I have to go through Wii mode for some of it, still puts it above PC, where even with the existence of GOG, a significant chunk of games I'm interested in from the past just are not legally available for purchase digitally. (I'm not counting import-only titles here, just so we're clear.) The only reason I can legally play something like No One Lives Forever is because I happen to own the retail discs. I'm not so lucky with titles like Sorcerian or Ever 17.

-Anyone complaining that Dark Souls has a bad PC port has never seen an actual bad PC port. Go play Devil May Cry 3 or Saints Row 2.

Forum Games / Re: The Pointless Topic!
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:41:13 PM »

General Chat / Re: Club Nintendo Rewards!
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:09:10 AM »
I've got 1300 coins, which I'll be spending on EarthBound, NES Remix, Wario Land 2, and both Dillon's Rolling Western games.

Mario Chat / Re: The Silly Mario Fan Theories Thread
« on: January 15, 2015, 09:36:30 PM »
And then the game is released and people play it and suddenly that theory is down the toilet. :V

Mario Chat / Re: The Silly Mario Fan Theories Thread
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:59:18 PM »

Forum Games / Re: Mario Word Association
« on: January 11, 2015, 01:07:53 PM »

Forum Games / Re: You support, you lose
« on: January 08, 2015, 04:16:17 PM »

Mario Chat / Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
« on: January 08, 2015, 11:15:46 AM »
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Just announced last night, and confirmed for a western release.

For those who aren't in the know, Puzzle & Dragons is an incredibly popular puzzle RPG for iOS and Android, with several players (including myself) in #tmk. A standalone game for 3DS, Puzzle & Dragons Z, was released in Japan in December 2013, but that one still hasn't seen a western release, though GungHo America has stated it's in the works. Hopefully there aren't any issues with the Mario-based game coming out here!

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