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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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I decided not to download Metroid and F-Zero, or get any games in that series. I've never found those series all that interesting. I barely if ever knew they existed for many years. Metroid just looks like another action/sci-fi game and F-Zero is just another futuristic racing game. Sounds boring.

Earthbound looks like all the other 2D roleplaying games. I'm sure it was a breakthrough for the genre, but I'm so tired of those RPGs after playing every Pokemon game.

Mega Man 1-6 and 9 don't look like much IMO. Mega Man 7 is cool, but I just can't get into the series. I even tried Mega Man X: Command Edition. It sucked.

I still know next to nothing about Fire Emblem.

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SonicMaster

2. Posted:

I think you need to branch out a little bit.

I have trouble finishing games.
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Dezner

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O___O

Wow, what games do you play then? You essentially just blacklisted some of the best game series EVER! :p

But I understand, to each his own. Anything else we can recommend? :o

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Machu

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Metroid looks like THE action/sci-fi game and F-Zero is THE futuristic racing game. Sounds cool.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

5. Posted:

I'm not blacklisting them, I'm simply not going to bother getting them since they don't seem interesting. I know next to nothing about Fire Emblem, so I'm saying nothing about that.

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hylianhalcyon

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Dezner wrote:

O___O
You essentially just blacklisted some of the best game series EVER! :p

Agreed. I definitely don't think Metroid is just another sci-fi shooter, but I won't hound you for your opinion.

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SwerdMurd

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@StarFox

Most important thing to take away from your last post - "I know next to nothing"

once you play....any of the game series listed, you'll agree with me.

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Philip_J_Reed

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Is there a point to this thread other than crying out for attention? Please let me know if I've missed something.

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theblackdragon

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... and so you want a cookie or a pat on the back for turning your nose up at all of these perfectly good titles you've just rattled off? passing up Earthbound just because you're tired of Pokemon is ludicrous IMO... they're nothing alike. D:

it's your loss, I suppose. :/

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StarFox wrote:

I still know next to nothing about Fire Emblem.

Too bad 4 u.

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Knux

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Dang, you just refused to play a lot of awesome games. If that's the case, what do you play besides Star Fox? By the way, this is a pointless topic.

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Um, this looks like a twitter or blog post.

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Kim_Jong-Il

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Why did you post this????

Anyway, the Metroid Prime series of games (except for hunters on DS) are simply amazing, and Earthbound is the first game I emulated to completion, and I have never played a better 2D RPG. Admittedly, the VC versions of Metroid are just crap other than for nostalgia reasons, but the GBA ones are good.
Megaman 1-6 are okay I guess (only played 1-3 btw) but I wouldn't spend your points on them unless you are rich.
If you want to get into Fire Emblem, do not play the GBA versions. They are the most frustrating games in history solely because of a broken save system.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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My apologies. I have a tendency to not make sense in my posts. This is my absolute final opinion.

Metroid- Super Metroid looks alright, but concerning Metroid Prime onward, I'm not a big fan of FPS. I might get Super Metroid, but it'll take some thought. The first Metroid is too old for my tastes.

F-Zero- I suppose I'll get it. It reminds me somewhat of MegaRace. The tracks actually look awesome. I'm just not used to racing games other than cartoony ones (e.g. Mario) or simulators (e.g. Forza).

Mega Man- I judged the games from my experience with the games, which is a combination of online emulators and the Anniversary Collection. Maybe playing it with the Remote will help. Wish I could play Stinkoman 20X6 with the remote. The seventh edition might be better with the Classic Controller.

Fire Emblem- actually sounds interesting now that I've actually seen gameplay footage.

EarthBound- an interesting concept, but I need to know more about it.

If I say otherwise later, feel free to pelt me with tomatos. :)

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Kim_Jong-Il

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StarFox wrote:

My apologies. I have a tendency to not make sense in my posts. This is my absolute final opinion.

Metroid- Super Metroid looks alright, but concerning Metroid Prime onward, I'm not a big fan of FPS. I might get Super Metroid, but it'll take some thought. The first Metroid is too old for my tastes.

F-Zero- I suppose I'll get it. It reminds me somewhat of MegaRace. The tracks actually look awesome. I'm just not used to racing games other than cartoony ones (e.g. Mario) or simulators (e.g. Forza).

Mega Man- I judged the games from my experience with the games, which is a combination of online emulators and the Anniversary Collection. Maybe playing it with the Remote will help. Wish I could play Stinkoman 20X6 with the remote. The seventh edition might be better with the Classic Controller.

Fire Emblem- actually sounds interesting now that I've actually seen gameplay footage.

EarthBound- an interesting concept, but I need to know more about it.

If I say otherwise later, feel free to pelt me with tomatos. :)

1) Tomatoes is spelled with an e. :P
2) Super Metroid is horrible. Anyone who tells you otherwise played it back in 1992, and it's the nostalgia talking. The Prime games are brillian, and that is coming from someone who passionately hates FPS.
3) Make sure to get the DS version of Fire Emblem, as the save system isn't broken on that.
4) I strongly recommend you aquire this copy online through legal means wink wink. It will never come to the Virtual console due to the RIAA....

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MrPinguy

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"Super Metroid is horrible. Anyone who tells you otherwise played it back in 1992, and it's the nostalgia talking."

...And that why generalizations fail.
you got here an exception, so i already refuted your claim.

If you can't see why SM is awesome, it's your problem don't put everyone else on the same bag.

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Kim_Jong-Il

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MrPinguy wrote:

"Super Metroid is horrible. Anyone who tells you otherwise played it back in 1992, and it's the nostalgia talking."

...And that why generalizations fail.
you got here an exception, so i already refuted your claim.

If you can't see why SM is awesome, it's your problem don't put everyone else on the same bag.

Don't take it personally. It's a joke between me and Corbie (who I hope reads the above post). Just trying to get Big Bert involved....

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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Metroid- I suppose I'll make an exception considering its a sci-fi game, but only the Prime series.
Fire Emblem- I'll give it a shot, probably the DS game
Mega Man- I'll still wait for Mega Man 7
F-Zero- I'll just get a used copy of GX

Thanks ev'rybody.

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SwerdMurd

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7 is one of the worst in the series, it's insultingly easy until the final boss, and the final boss is difficult due to stupid attack patterns and overly-massive megaman sprite. If you start with anything ,start with 5 for NES, as it's one of the easier old-schools, has the best music in the series, and still has the megaman-gameplay without over-enlarging everything, nixing play area, and sleeping during level design.

F-Zero GX used for 5 bucks is like the best value in gaming...put 100s of hours into it and still have 3 Expert story races I can't finish.

Can't say Fire Emblem ever did much for me....never a huge Shining Force fan either--for all the hullaballoo, the battle systems are just slow and repetitive. Fire Emblem's whole "make every move perfectly, or a character instantly dies and you restart the battle if you want all your chars alive" thing just made it too difficult for a perfectionist-gamer like me. If I would've enjoyed the actual playing of it more, maybe I would've slogged through, but tactical games in general just take a bit too long for my comfort...unless they have designs like Knights in the Nightmare and are basically disguised arcade games.

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hylianhalcyon

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If you are going to get a metroid game I would highly recommend Super Metroid and Metroid Prime 1. Super Metroid is simply the best game in the series IMO, so I would go with that.

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