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by Magical_Isopod
April 25th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy X
Replies: 23
Views: 2162

Re: 373: Final Fantasy X

Still getting on with this, I must be on around 36 hours - I'm hoping it kind of starts building towards the end soon. I've enjoyed it, but I'm ever so slightly getting fidgity for the end. And I wish Tidus would stop referring to his dad as his old man. It's total cringe every time he says it, it ...
by Magical_Isopod
April 25th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy X
Replies: 23
Views: 2162

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (8.6.19) - 373: Final Fantasy X

I never really had a problem with the voice acting, even Tidus, whom magazines and the early internet seemed ready to hate right out of the gate. I, too, will defend Teedus and the game's VO. Tidus's English voice actor did a *phenomenal* job - if you compare the Japanese performance to the English...
by Magical_Isopod
April 25th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy X
Replies: 23
Views: 2162

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (8.6.19) - 373: Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X gets a lot of things right - the art direction is outstanding, the battle system may be the best in the series, the story has a lot of emotional strong points, the characters are memorable and well-defined... And it should go without saying that the soundtrack is one of Square's best...
by Magical_Isopod
April 25th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Disney's Aladdin
Replies: 21
Views: 2132

Re: 369: Disney's Aladdin

Want to add some additional commentary relating to the Genesis version. This is a game I've owned 3 times now, because it's so inexpensive and is frequently featured on "best of" Genesis lists. But I always wind up selling it, because it just does nothing for me. So I sat down with my third copy tod...
by Magical_Isopod
April 25th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2465
Views: 346869

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Oof, Leon giving Sonic the Hedgehog a run for his money with that response speed. Speedy lad!
by Magical_Isopod
April 25th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2465
Views: 346869

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Can anyone explain ray-tracing to an idiot? Because ever since I heard the term I'd thought it was that technique used in the movie, A Scanner Darkly, where they animate over live footage. But it's not! Online I read its something to do with reflections and stuff, but we already get those in games,...
by Magical_Isopod
April 25th, 2019, 12:26 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8710
Views: 1047146

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

The Christian Whitehead version of Sonic CD that’s officially available to buy (cheaply) has the option to switch between the Japanese and US OSTs. I have it on PC, but for some reason I can't quite define, I never play PC games? Like, I forget I even have Steam games, and I have 300 of them. I thi...
by Magical_Isopod
April 24th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8710
Views: 1047146

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Been playing around with PS Classic modding for... God, just shy of a week now. This little box is absolutely incredible. A few points of note: - It runs PSP games *flawlessly*, and at full 60fps. They look and perform better on this thing than on a real PSP hooked up to a TV. - It runs N64 games ve...
by Magical_Isopod
April 20th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1895
Views: 272828

Re: What's Out This Week?

Already pre loaded cuphead for switch. I’d go for final fantasy 10 on switch but only 10 is on the cart and 10-2 is a download code. Which usually also makes buying a preowned copy pointless, as I found out on Vita. Imagine if it was the other way around though? You buy it a decade from now, the PS...
by Magical_Isopod
April 19th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8710
Views: 1047146

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I sent Vampyr to a friend of mine in France cuz they're out of work and going through a rough time. Huge fan of vampires, so they should be happy. Also sent Horizon: Zero Dawn, Dishonoured 2 and Bloodborne, which I picked up for $40 *total*, which seems a ludicrously low sum to me. After modding the...
by Magical_Isopod
April 19th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2465
Views: 346869

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Just an update on the PS Classic... This is easily the smoothest mod experience I've ever had. The software folks have created for this thing is absolutely stellar. You can either use a REALLY easy to use server to upload games directly to your PSC, or if you wanna get really crazy, you can get into...
by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1688
Views: 244114

Re: Videogame News

https://youtu.be/Oj9Vl-Bteq8

Looks like that Capcom arcade stick thing might be illegally using an explicitly non-commercial emulator without permission. Whoops!
by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2465
Views: 346869

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

PlayStation Classic was on mad clearance in Canada today. The Source (formerly Radio Shack) had them for $20. Sold out, of course. Best Buy had them for $30, and I managed to get an open box one. $30 for a weekend modding project? That's one hell of a great thing. The PS Classic may be rancid arse a...
by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 697
Views: 70884

Re: Retro gaming

All this passionate talk of cleaning products has made me feel like I’m missing out. I’ve got a pile of carts which don’t work which I’m going to try and resurrect. I may even take them apart. They are worth nothing unless you’re into Barbie, Dora et al. You could do a few things: - fix them as pra...
by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8710
Views: 1047146

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Aww, that reminds me of going to the arcade with my dad as a smol bab. Area 51, Raiden and Galaga were some of his faves.
by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8710
Views: 1047146

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Einhander is a special beast for score attack. If you go in vanilla, you will probably get curbstomped. If you've unlocked all the weapons and ships, you can beast it. I recommend, at very least, unlocking the Riot, Canon, Hedgehog, Grenade and Vulcan permanently (you can pick them up in-game, but u...
by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8710
Views: 1047146

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

It made it onto the shmups forum's top 25 games of all time this year, so I guess it's doing OK. The lazy shorthand is that it's 'the Undertale of shmups'. I'm looking forward to it coming to Switch, definitely. I'm picky at the best of times. I didn't especially like Ikaruga, Tatsujin, Thunder For...
by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 697
Views: 70884

Re: Retro gaming

I don't like using Q-Tips because they leave little fibres in the cart. No bueno. I’ve never had an issue with using Q-Tips, or ‘fibres’ being left in the cart restricting its use or functionality. Generally, anything left behind by a damp Q-Tip is taken away with a soft cloth wipe. It’s good to be...
by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8710
Views: 1047146

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

The game's certainly not shy about where it's inspiration comes from. Got very blatant nods to R-Type, Gradius, Raiden, Cotton, Touhou and a few other "maybes" in there, in either the art assets or music. Needs more Thunder Force tho. I got to... Inside Skeleton Jim? And now it's just kinda too hard...
by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8710
Views: 1047146

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Here, I'll start the game on my computer right and make sure I've got vsync set to on and then I can upload it and you can replace your file with it, hopefully that'll let you get in and start playing. Give me a minute. I appreciate your help, but I figured out the problem. For whatever reason, thi...