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by Magical_Isopod
July 14th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Our next Resident Evil podcast recording (29.7.18) - 330: Resident Evil Zero (Biohazard 0)
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: 330: Resident Evil Zero (Biohazard 0)

Resident Evil 0 is a game I'm very lukewarm on. It retains most of the core mechanics of the 2002 REmake, which is a great thing, but despite having beaten it three times now, I always come off feeling a little disappointed. The graphics are outstanding, it plays well, the locales are interesting......
by Magical_Isopod
June 17th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shovel Knight
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Our next podcast recording (23.6.18) - 325: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is one of the best NES games ever made, but therein lies the catch. I want to love Shovel Knight - I see the clear love and care they've put into crafting this game, and within the constraints of the type of game they were aiming to make it looks great. Only one issue. I simply do not ...
by Magical_Isopod
June 7th, 2018, 12:24 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: 329: Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2)

I should note that while I mentioned the remake in my post, the lion's share of the commentary was actually on the SNES original. The glaring issues of the SNES original were not fixed for a remake, which I am expressing dismay with.
by Magical_Isopod
June 2nd, 2018, 12:35 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy IV
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (9.6.18) - 323: Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV is such an interesting game for me... It sits right on the boundary of "love it" and "hate it". But I wouldn't say it's average, either. It has a lot of REALLY great ideas, but doesn't really know what to do with them. It's got a huge cast of characters that rotate out in service of...
by Magical_Isopod
June 1st, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 15
Views: 962

Re: 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

Resident Evil 4 is far from my favourite Resident Evil game, but it's memorable to me for one key reason: It sold me on the promise of the Nintendo Wii. I had owned RE4 on Gamecube. I wasn't crazy about it. I found the aiming reticule was too slow, and it was sort of a frustrating slog - it always f...
by Magical_Isopod
June 1st, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (11.8.18) - 332: Final Fantasy V
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: 332: Final Fantasy V

In my mind, Final Fantasy V is the most underplayed and underrated in the entire series. It's really a hidden gem as far as Final Fantasy titles go. It's now had four releases in the west, but these include a buggy PS1 release with excruciating load times, a GBA release late in the handheld's life, ...
by Magical_Isopod
June 1st, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: 329: Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2)

This is a game I've always wanted to love, as the graphics and setting are positively charming... But unfortunately, I really feel that this game has not stood the test of time in any way, and quite bafflingly, the HD remake actually keeps most of the bad design choices that keep me from playing Sec...
by Magical_Isopod
June 1st, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Mega Drive / Genesis
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Special No.1: Mega Drive

My first video game console was the Sega Genesis. Being of limited financial means and living in northern Ontario, my parents bought my brother and I a used Model 2 Genesis for Christmas 1995 - it came with copies of Thunder Force II and Sonic the Hedgehog. Thunder Force II turned out to be far too ...