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by Magical_Isopod
February 26th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1801
Views: 288195

Re: Shmups

The new release is not Chronicle Saviors, but the final version of DariusBurst the arcade game + a HD re-release of G Darius. That means that the DariusBurst on this compilation doesn't have the huuuuuuuuge amount of extra 16:9 content that comes with CS, but it does come with all the timed challen...
by Magical_Isopod
February 26th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1801
Views: 288195

Re: Shmups

Barely played it and had no idea the ROMs were that different. Will investigate! Also, damn shame that most of our 2D shooter enthusiasts don't check in very often again, because there are a lot of significant releases coming out these days! Just the upcoming month, we have... - Cotton Reboot - Dar...
by Magical_Isopod
February 22nd, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Pokémon
Replies: 26
Views: 1911

Re: Our next podcast recording (13.2.21): 456 - Pokémon gens 1 and 2

I've got two quick questions and two quick stories. 1.) What starters do every one pick? Personally, I'm a Water Starter for life. 2.) How does everyone feel about the MissingNo cheat/glitch? Christmas morning, the year Yellow came out. I remember being super excited about being the first one of my...
by Magical_Isopod
February 21st, 2021, 6:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 174
Views: 10346

Re: Games Completed 2021

#6 - Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Madness Okay, so I know it's not called "Melody of Madness" but I kept thinking it was called that so... I'm sticking with it. Kingdom Hearts is a weird series. I played the first one way back before we even knew sequels or spin-offs existed, and I loved it....
by Magical_Isopod
February 21st, 2021, 12:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10243
Views: 2093555

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've still been playing Ys 9 and it's good. Still looking for the central plot, but it's starting to poke it's head out. The series is really good at dropping these sub-plots in the background like, "Who is this? What does this mean?" But I haven't put in as much time as I'd like because o...
by Magical_Isopod
February 17th, 2021, 3:14 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10243
Views: 2093555

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

There's a Microplay in Ottawa as well, which is why I asked (which is where I am). Haven't heard of PNP before, but I'll check them out - thanks for the heads up! And for what it's worth, I got my package quickly and Shopville were great about responding, so it's nice to have another option. Also, ...
by Magical_Isopod
February 16th, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10243
Views: 2093555

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Was the store PNP, or VGP? Both are great, I have started going to those guys instead of Amazon, even if it means paying shipping. PNP also acts as a distributor for Limited Run, so they often have stock of stuff that's otherwise eBay-only. My local, Microplay, is also looking into an online storef...
by Magical_Isopod
February 16th, 2021, 4:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10243
Views: 2093555

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I know there's a lot of Chinese- and Korean-made RPGs that feature mainland China and other parts of East Asia... Koei's covered it extensively too. But those almost never get localized for the West. I bought a couple of those in Hong Kong. Sword and Fairy 6 seemed kind of low budget and rubbish bu...
by Magical_Isopod
February 15th, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10243
Views: 2093555

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I know there's a lot of Chinese- and Korean-made RPGs that feature mainland China and other parts of East Asia... Koei's covered it extensively too. But those almost never get localized for the West.
by Magical_Isopod
February 15th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10243
Views: 2093555

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Oh, and there's also Operation Darkness(?), a WW2-inspired SRPG on the 360, published by Atlus.
by Magical_Isopod
February 15th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10243
Views: 2093555

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Well the Valkyria Chronicles games are definitely WW2-inspired - almost to a fault, to the point where by the end of the 4th one I was just kinda like, "Okay, what else you got?" Fantasy WW2 is an inventive setting for sure, but I think it would only benefit the series to leave Europe or t...
by Magical_Isopod
February 15th, 2021, 1:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10243
Views: 2093555

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I started playing Ys IX yesterday after coming back from work travel, but I only got through the first chapter. I'm liking it so far, but it hasn't captured my attention nearly as much as the shipwrecked premise of Ys VIII did right from the word go. I'm optimistic that the story will evolve and bec...
by Magical_Isopod
February 14th, 2021, 1:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4085
Views: 918435

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Guys I just thought of a really stupid joke and I need to share it with you all.

What do you call underwear for Virtual Boy enthusiasts?

Teleroboxers.

AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
by Magical_Isopod
February 14th, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 174
Views: 10346

Re: Games Completed 2021

I really want that Grandia collection, but the price is really high for what it is. Been waiting for a good sale, to no avail - and I'd love to have it physical, but a Limited Run release only drives the price up higher. Did any trendy Euro publishers pick that one up for physical?
by Magical_Isopod
February 14th, 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Duke Nukem 3D
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Duke Nukem 3D

In Canada, shite isn't even a swear word - it's like "darn," you say it in place of the spicier word. A British colloquialism for cigarette is also deeply offensive here, regardless of context (although I reckon that's changing across the pond too). Language is a complicated game. If you w...
by Magical_Isopod
February 14th, 2021, 2:48 am
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 460 - DOOM Eternal
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: 460 - DOOM Eternal

Okay so before I dive into my commentary, I want to highlight something about the much-maligned Marauder... He's actually super easy to deal with, but the game does a really poor job of explaining how. Basically, he's designed to force you to learn hot-swap. If you wait til his tell, immediately hit...
by Magical_Isopod
February 13th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 488 - Castlevania (Akumajō Dracula)
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: 488 - Castlevania (Akumajō Dracula)

I was thinking of checking out the PlayChoice-10 and Amiga versions, just for the sake of variety. :P I'd champion the DOS one as well but uh... Even I have standards.
by Magical_Isopod
February 13th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1801
Views: 288195

Re: Shmups

Hey folks, I'm seeking some insight from our expert panel of SHMUP fanatics... I recently played a SHMUP called Thunder Cross, as found on the Konami Arcade Classics compilation. I left my expanded thoughts in the "Games Beaten 2021" thread. However, my key takeaway was that there are two ...
by Magical_Isopod
February 13th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 466 - Streets of Rage 4
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: 466 - Streets of Rage 4

I liked Streets of Rage 4, but I didn't love it - and not enough to complete it, at that. I'm certainly not a huge fan of the series in the best of times, but I enjoy the third entry the most - the movement tech available in that game, with dodge rolls and running attacks, always felt great. But str...
by Magical_Isopod
February 13th, 2021, 1:24 pm
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 488 - Castlevania (Akumajō Dracula)
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: 488 - Castlevania (Akumajō Dracula)

For sake of clarification, will this include the PS1 remake of Castlevania as well? Or are we strictly examining 8-bit variants?