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by Mr Ixolite
March 31st, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5014

Re: All things Mega Man

After blasting through X3 in a couple of sittings on my playstation, getting almost everything, I can concede that its reputation as "lesser" compared to its predecessors is not completely unwarranted; a few of the stages feel really undercooked, a lot of the new additions are rather underexplored, ...
by Mr Ixolite
March 20th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5014

Re: All things Mega Man

Thats Mega Man X2 down as well. A fun time, you can tell they really upped their game with the spritework for the bosses, and it was fun to discover how much music from this game gets re-used later. Some of the bosses are a bit of a chore to fight (Crystal Snail and Wheel Gator, ugh), and the final ...
by Mr Ixolite
March 18th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gaming firsts /most influential games
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Gaming firsts /most influential games

As with doubtless many other posters, the Cane and Rinse forum content I've grown to enjoy the most are the tales of games that were eye-openers to people, the games that set something in motion. So, this thread is dedicated to those exact moments! What games were your "firsts", and introduced you t...
by Mr Ixolite
March 17th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Future Console Specials
Topic: Our next Console Special No.8 - recording late March 2020 - Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)
Replies: 12
Views: 4343

Re: Our next Console Special No.8 - recording late March 2020 - Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)

I've never owned a SNES, and have barely played one either. I've played a fair bit of its most esteemed library entries, but coming to these games sometimes decades after the fact can't help but take the wind out of their sails. For instance, to me Super Mario World is a good game, but having played...
by Mr Ixolite
March 17th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9163
Views: 1174899

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Playing a bit of the original Ori and the Blind Forest. . Its quite nice, beautiful of course, and skewing a bit more towards traditional platforming than Metroidvania exploration, which I'm totally fine with, theres just two things that nag at me a bit: Oris auto-targetting laserblasts feel awkward...
by Mr Ixolite
March 10th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Replies: 26
Views: 1604

Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Regardless of how this part shakes out, seeing how they handle the next one is the moment of truth. Because doing a standalone Midgar is the “”easy”” part. It’s the biggest and most iconic location in the game, you spend the most time there, it has plenty of action setpieces and is relatively self-c...
by Mr Ixolite
March 9th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Celeste
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: Celeste

I may well be too critical of this indie platform game's well-meaning parable for living with mental illness, but it's such a risky topic to approach, I feel like you have to absolutely nail it or lower the stakes . Yeah, I know what you mean. I find a lot of things like this. An example I always t...
by Mr Ixolite
March 8th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Celeste
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: Celeste

Quick question: I'm about 20 minutes in, how do I know if I'm going the right way? Sometimes there is more than one route available but I don't want to miss collecting stuff if that's a thing. Does it really matter which way you go as long as its generally 'up'? All routes lead to the end of the st...
by Mr Ixolite
March 8th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5014

Re: All things Mega Man

Switching gears for a bit, has anyone read the Archie Mega Man comic book series from Sonic the Hedgehog mastermind Ian Flynn and drawn by various artists? (Does anyone remember the short lived 2003 series from the equally short lived Dreamwave productions?) It's actually really quite good. To be u...
by Mr Ixolite
March 8th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5014

Re: All things Mega Man

I've played all of them. They're pretty good, though they play a fair bit differently than the classic and X games. Zero 2-4 stick pretty close to the standard "8 bosses + intro, interlude and final stages" formula f the older games, but the first Zero and the ZX series have a more open strucutre. A...
by Mr Ixolite
March 7th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9163
Views: 1174899

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Currently playing Wandersong . This game is impossibly charming, and a nice pick-me-up at the end of a rough day, or after consuming less wholesome entertainment; I will go from murdering demons in Onimusha or watching the fever dream that is the Cool World movie to changing the colors of flowers wi...
by Mr Ixolite
March 7th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 221
Views: 13391

Re: Games Completed 2020

Onimusha Warlords (Switch) Onimusha is the videogaming equivalent of a schlocky but well executed B-movie, and I had a lot of fun with it. The only two issues were the unskippable pre-boss cutscenes and the oftentimes disorienting camera-angle shifts (I spent a lot of time getting turned around and...
by Mr Ixolite
March 5th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5014

Re: All things Mega Man

I've always dismissed the PSP remake due to its 3D-graphics, but ever since learning that the bosses have new behaviors, my Megaman-completeionism has drawn me to it. Is playing as Vile any fun?
by Mr Ixolite
March 5th, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your first four PS2 games
Replies: 29
Views: 1974

Re: Your first four PS2 games

To the best of my recollection, these were my first 4: Tekken tag Tournament . Eventually traded it due to its lack of story mode, but regret it now, if nothing else for Tekken bowling. Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. I was mad into PS1 platformers, and wanted to keep the trend going. Got it t...
by Mr Ixolite
March 4th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Replies: 26
Views: 1604

Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Red XIII was never playable in the Midgar section of the original game was he anyway? Maybe at the very end of it you could, I can't remember. But I didn't think you could use him in your party till a bit later. Red XIII joins in the back half of the Shinra HQ raid. You can use him for the last thr...
by Mr Ixolite
March 4th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9163
Views: 1174899

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I have yet to play Ori, but I bounced pretty hard off Child Of Light. The artstyle was lovely, and it had the Grandia combat system, and I LOVE the Grandia combat system, but of all things I got massively hung up on the rhyming. Not because of rhyming as a concept, but because the rhyming scheme in ...
by Mr Ixolite
March 4th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5014

Re: All things Mega Man

Dude, I spent soooooooo long farming those caterpillars. Eventually my hands were sore, and my eyes glazed over. I "only" had the armor and three subtanks, but I eventually just threw up my hands and switched on rookie hunter mode for the final boss...I just didn't find it fun at all, and needed to ...
by Mr Ixolite
March 2nd, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1119
Views: 267470

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

The Last Number Zero from Rockman Dystopia, arranged by: Yoshimi Kudo My first game in the Mega Man X series was X3. It is the first game where you get to play as friendly rival and overall cool dude Zero, but the game also ends with a promise from the narrator that In order to achieve true peace, ...
by Mr Ixolite
February 28th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1119
Views: 267470

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

Zero Stage 2 from mega man x5, Composer: Takuya Miyawaki Mega Man was a franchise of many firsts for me, including the realization that gaming music could be pretty dang good. It may even have influenced my taste in music in general, which includes an affinity for metal, progressive rock, and a who...
by Mr Ixolite
February 22nd, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Super Mario RPG (: Legend of the Seven Stars)
Replies: 20
Views: 1463

Re: Our next podcast recording (23.2.20) - 407: Super Mario RPG (: Legend of the Seven Stars)

Super Mario RPG Having dabbled with the Mario & Luigi games, it was interesting to see the origins of their hallmarks - the interactive turn-based gameplay and the irreverent tone - in Super Mario RPG. But courtesy of Squaresoft, the game has an identity all its own, like a new chef mixing up a tru...