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by Mr Ixolite
January 16th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3781
Views: 508422

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

The thing is, Black & White came out before Black & White 2, so odds are you ended up buying both - meaning you spent $80. Also, those games came out nearly a decade ago. So if the cost of a 'full' Pokemon game has gone up by $40 in 9 years, that's not too crazy. Here in the UK, DS games used to be...
by Mr Ixolite
January 14th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 407: Super Mario RPG (: Legend of the Seven Stars)
Replies: 16
Views: 265

Re: 407: Super Mario RPG (: Legend of the Seven Stars)

As a fan of Paper Mario and Mario in general, this game doesn't stick with me. Any tips? I don't know your history with Square-brand RPGs, but for me, the game is fascinating as a case study of what happens when a non-Nintendo developer gets their hands on the Mario license. Theres the self-aware h...
by Mr Ixolite
January 13th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8926
Views: 1105432

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I thought it was the ending of X5 that got ret-conned? What with Zero being dead and everything. I think its been established that they intended X5 to be the end, but then changed their minds. At any rate, I thought I was the only one in the world who kinda dug X6! A lot of the design choices -Like ...
by Mr Ixolite
January 13th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8926
Views: 1105432

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Re: the Mega Man X replies, thanks all. Yeah it definitely looks like I've missed the fact you really can't just play through the stages in the order they appear on the selection screen. I've started a different stage and enjoying it a whole lot more! Was it the Chill Penguin stage ? Its really tel...
by Mr Ixolite
January 13th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8926
Views: 1105432

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I literally couldn't get past the first two guards in the dungeon in the first Dishonored. It felt like nothing I did worked and I'd get caught every time. Haven't given it a second attempt since, though it's in the 3 for $10 section at the local Microplay. Hah, the exact same thing happened to me....
by Mr Ixolite
January 8th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 773
Views: 77148

Re: Retro gaming

Some quick shouts of cool PS1 games that won't break the bank are WipEout 2097, the Oddworld games, Heart of Darkness and Skullmonkeys. See if you can get Alundra as well, for not too much money. I've always low-key regretted trading in Skullmonkeys. It might not be groundbreaking as a platformer, ...
by Mr Ixolite
January 3rd, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1712
Views: 304091

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Mega Man 11 could be interesting; I realize you left off with 2, but as much as I love 4 and 5, change has been so incremental in that series that going all the way to the newest one would be the most interesting, and bring you up to speed on all the mechanics added along the way.
by Mr Ixolite
December 19th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Cane and Rinse podcast Volume 9 (2020)
Replies: 54
Views: 5325

Re: The Cane and Rinse podcast Volume 9 (2020)

We’re starting another epic new series this year, but the shows will be further apart. Right - it's guessing time! Everyone is allowed two picks, and we'll see who's right when the list is announced. If you can add some reasoning for your guesses, all the better. My two guesses are: Metroid series ...
by Mr Ixolite
December 5th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Donkey Kong Country Returns
Replies: 8
Views: 1631

Re: 399: Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns challenged me, in more ways than one. 2D platformers are my videogaming bread and butter, and based on its great reputation I bought DKCR to play on my 3DS in the spare hours of my impending paternity leave. Despite the games reputation I opted for Original Mode, because ...
by Mr Ixolite
November 26th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1088
Views: 247683

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

GRANASABER from Grandia 2. Composer: Noriyuki Iwadare In terms of a main musical theme Grandia 2 has a lot to live up to, and while it may not be as iconic as its predecessor, it manages to evoke a similarly grandiose and adventurous feel. It also has passages invoking romance and looming darkness,...
by Mr Ixolite
October 11th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 218
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Sound of Play: 218

Supplementing Flabyos list, This is what I got Golden sun battle theme 9.52 KLONOA 2: LUNATEAS VEIL: GOING TO LUNATEA!! 10.19: Castlevania COTM 15.21: Jak and Daxter 23: SSX tricky 23:47: SSBMelee temple stage 25:44: Devil May Cry 35.05: ZOE 36.52; Wrath of Cortex 39.14: Luigis mansion 48.25 Maximo ...
by Mr Ixolite
September 26th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Donkey Kong Country trilogy
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (28.9.19) - 389: Donkey Kong Country trilogy

I came late to Donkey Kong Country. As a 2D Nintendo platformer it should’ve been right up my alley, but despite several spirited attempts, I’ve never been able to get invested in the trilogy. Ironically, I think the visuals may have been a big part of it. What once looked cutting edge now gave the ...
by Mr Ixolite
September 12th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 269
Views: 28763

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

My biggest surprise with this whole entertaining excersise is that Final Fantasy VI ranked so comparatively low. I personally don't care that much for it, but I was always under the impression that "common consensus" put it as the best in the series.
by Mr Ixolite
September 11th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1712
Views: 304091

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Its probably already on the list, but here goes anyway: Celeste ! It'd also personally be neat to hear you revisit the Kirby series; Much like Mega man it wouldn't be worthwile to go through them all, but perhaps Kirbys Dream Land through Kirbys Adventure and Kirby Superstar would would cover the so...
by Mr Ixolite
September 9th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 269
Views: 28763

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Although it didn't make my top 50, its nice to see some Final Fantasy V love in those lists. In terms of pure gameplay, I'd rank FFV as the best in the series. On top of that, its wrapped in an charmingly cheesy romp of a narrative that I can't help but adore. FFIX adds some gravitas to balance thi...
by Mr Ixolite
September 9th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 269
Views: 28763

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Like the breaking up of things into themed categories! Gives a bit of context! Some interesting choices as well. Not sure what it says about you that you find Bioshock fun and comforting, but different strokes for different folks ;) Hahaha, I've actually only ever played Bioshock once, so its defin...
by Mr Ixolite
September 6th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 269
Views: 28763

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

I wasn't able to get 50 entries, and could only properly rank a few. But at least now my narrow gaming preferences should be embarrasingly obvious to see: 1: KLONOA: DOOR TO PHANTOMILE (PS1) Pretty happy with this order tier - 2: Undertale (PC) - 3: Final fantasy IX (PS1) - 4: Mega Man IV (gameboy) ...
by Mr Ixolite
August 11th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy XII
Replies: 16
Views: 1761

Re: Our next podcast recording (11.8.19) - 382: Final Fantasy XII

...the clockwork gameplay, which is built to carry you through this rich world quickly and smoothly. I remain baffled by people who walked away because of the gambit system. It seems like the sort of quality of life improvement whose absence is so often lamented by critics of the series. Also, it’s...
by Mr Ixolite
August 4th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1088
Views: 247683

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Hollow Stairway B from Pandemonium, composed by Burke Trieschmann During my formative, platformer-obsessed gaming years, Pandemonium was an early PS1 favourite of mine. Revisiting the game recently I was curious if it held up, but like so many things tinted by nostalgia, I ultimately found it ...de...
by Mr Ixolite
July 3rd, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy XII
Replies: 16
Views: 1761

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (10.8.19) - 382: Final Fantasy XII

Note: This ramble is based on the vanilla FFXII experience Right from the start Final Fantasy XII felt off. Cactuars were unrecognizable. The fearsome Malboros were early-game scrubs. Classic summons appeared as random spaceships. Yet I might’ve embraced these tweaks to the iconography, if not for e...