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by Magical_Isopod
August 13th, 2018, 4:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1545
Views: 202632

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Einhander
Rocket Knight Adventures / Sparkster / Rocket Knight
Phantasy Star IV
.hack//G.U. (particularly the Last Recode remaster/remake)
Ogre Battle
Fire Emblem 4 & 5 (5 takes place in the middle of 4)
Near Death (2015 Steam game)
Albino Lullaby
Thunder Force series
by Magical_Isopod
August 12th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 346: Resident Evil 6 (Biohazard 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: 346: Resident Evil 6 (Biohazard 6)

Three Word Review:
Can't Unsee Giraffe
by Magical_Isopod
August 12th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Valkyria Chronicles
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: 333: Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles was my Game of the Year for 2008 - and 2008 was a darn good year for games. I was so hyped for this one that I pre-ordered it. The majority of the games on my personal Top 100 list are there for strong narrative, or strong audiovisual design. Valkyria Chronicles stands apart from...
by Magical_Isopod
August 7th, 2018, 1:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Merchandise poll
Replies: 16
Views: 3489

Re: Merchandise poll

I'd be in on a fridge magnet or shot glass.
by Magical_Isopod
August 5th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Cane and Rinse Console Specials
Topic: Special No.2: PlayStation - recording mid-September 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Re: Special No.2: PlayStation - recording mid-September 2018

(This post will likely be a work in progress until September because I will likely remember a ton about this thing over the next few weeks, but here goes ...) Following from my commentary on the Sega Genesis is a little difficult, because the timing of events at this stage of my life is a little haz...
by Magical_Isopod
July 28th, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Daytona USA
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: 331: Daytona USA

I personally don't have much experience with this particular game, but as a child of the 90s, I remember it as a mainstay of noisy arcades, where one could gamble tens of dollars on meaningless tickets. You were never going to have enough tickets for that N64, Isopod. Why did you even try? Anyway - ...
by Magical_Isopod
July 28th, 2018, 5:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy V
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (11.8.18) - 332: Final Fantasy V

Three Word Review:
Most Underrated RPG
by Magical_Isopod
July 14th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil Zero (Biohazard 0)
Replies: 7
Views: 597

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: 13
Views: 803

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: 729

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: 610

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: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 2023

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: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy V
Replies: 7
Views: 636

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 sadly, only the Gameboy Advance version presents the game correctly. I've personally played FF5 on PS1 and ...
by Magical_Isopod
June 1st, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 729

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: 622

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 ...