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Sat 24th April, 2010

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1upsuper commented on Review: Conception II: Children of the Seven S...:

I'm really torn on getting this. I love Atlus like no other game company. But I keep hearing this game is very easy if you have any idea of what you're doing. Having played tons of difficult RPGs, I'm afraid the challenge just wouldn't be enough. I think I'll hold off for Demon Gaze for now and get this once it's perhaps cheaper. Then again, my complete Atlus 3DS collection will no longer be complete without this...



1upsuper commented on Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixin...:

I don't know why I read through these comments, but I did, and I'm much worse off for it. The negative reception here is even worse than when NL posts a great speedrunning video and it's bombarded with salty people who have no idea what speedrunning is and how it works. I took the time enlightening them on that, but it's just not worth my time to explain things to the ignorant NL masses anymore.



1upsuper commented on Feature: A Round-Up of the Best Nintendo-Relat...:

Man, Nester for Smash would be legitimately awesome.

And I loved the Frostbite Tweets, just because I love seeing companies and (relatively) high profile people dig themselves into a hole with polarizing messages, and then watching them try to save face. You keep an eye on the industry long enough and you can begin to make a nice list. Reminds me of Phil Fish, particularly. Except he didn't really try to save face, I suppose.



1upsuper commented on Review: Yumi's Odd Odyssey (3DS eShop):

Good review. This really is a wonderful game from a superb series, and it's definitely worth playing by anyone who likes platformers. You can check my post on the 3DS eShop board to get more info on the series.



1upsuper commented on Matters of Import: Prepare To Die In Fire Embl...:

"Thracia 776 has the dubious honour of being the very last SNES title released in Japan..."

This is incorrect, and a common misconception. Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut came out even after Thracia's physical release, and this was actually the last "Nintendo" game (it was developed by HAL) on the platform.



1upsuper commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America):

No Sayonara Umihara Kawase. That's incredibly disappointing, given it was already delayed once, and now the February release window has passed. I think I'm just going to import a physical copy at this point.



1upsuper commented on Review: Bravely Default (3DS):

Good grief at these comments. Sex appeal isn't limited to Japanese media - watch any movie or commercial produced today. It's a result of being humans. Unfortunate, perhaps, but not really escapable. Deal with it.



1upsuper commented on Natsume Confirms North American Release For Fa...:

So stoked for this. Glad I held off on downloading it until now. For anyone that hasn't played this series before, check out Umihara Kawase Shun: Second Edition Kanzenban for DS, which includes the SFC game and the superior version of the PSX game, plus some extra levels. If you consider yourself a fan of platformers, you need to play this series.



1upsuper commented on Nintendo Direct: Check Out the Japanese Daigas...:

@Captain-Balko So you say EBA is the best rhythm game, but you won't play any others to see if it's ever dethroned? Beautifully crafted logic. You should really check out Ouendan too.

I really liked Daigasso!! Band Brothers DX, though I hated the perma-download limit. Hopefully there will be no limit to downloads on this one. Looking forward to picking this up on my JPN 3DS in two weeks.



1upsuper commented on Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl:

@silo2142, you thought it was..."stupid"? How odd. At least you've come to your senses. This is a remake of the first game, so you'd probably be fine waiting for it, but IV is superb, and available right now assuming you are in the US, so I would go get it and II-III right now.



1upsuper commented on Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Rec...:

@PokemonManiac, just for 3/DS? Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 1 & 2 (2 is superior; get Pro if you're okay with imports), Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked and 2, and Shin Megami Tensei: IV. That said, EO is certainly a series worth getting into along with all these games.



1upsuper commented on Senran Kagura Burst Confirmed For North Americ...:

Really happy this is coming out here, especially after XSEED gave reasons why it would NOT be coming out here. The T rating is a bit worrisome; is XSEED doing some censorship, or is T really all it needs, when the two Corpse Party games that came here got M ratings, though I know the horror, gore, and violence certainly contributed to the ratings with those ones, having played them both myself?



1upsuper commented on Ocarina of Time Speedrunner Explains How To Be...:

@Ryoga, sorry to burst your bubble, but there's quite a number of people who have been working for many years on speedrun optimization and finding all the time-savers (with OoT and other speedruns, of course), so someone completely new to the scene is not going to be making any breakthroughs. That isn't to say there is nothing more to discover, however.

@Link-XL, I don't think you quite grasp the point of a speedrun. People who run games and work on speedruns have undoubtedly poured many hours into the games, including playing them the "right" way. For most runners, they do it with games they enjoy (though I'm sure this isn't always the case, particularly with runs of bad games), and have thus already done everything the game has to offer, and are now partaking in the challenge of pushing a game (and human ability) to their respective limits, and that is what is done here, and what is done with all speedruns.



1upsuper commented on Ocarina of Time Speedrunner Explains How To Be...:

Amazing how many people here have no idea what they're talking about. This is not cheating, this is not hacking, and this certainly is not unskillful. As some good souls have said, speedrunning is about beating games as quickly as humanly possible (and TASes are similar but vary in some types of external manipulation, though still no hacking is present), and people pour tons of hours into learning all facets of a game to learn how to manipulate it to achieve the quickest victory possible. It's incredibly fun and rewarding, and certainly takes a ton of time to master, and it's quite an insult when people say how little skill there is, or how this is merely cheating. Doesn't listening to Cosmos' explanation give you a little taste of the levels of complexity present in such a run? Watch Siglemic run Super Mario 64 and tell me there's no skill involved, that he's merely cheating. In short, please, know what you're talking about before making such bold, untrue statements.



1upsuper commented on Review: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (3DS):

^ Then you really have no right to judge then, do you? Nice they got up a "fixed" review. I understand the old one was taken down due to a disagreement, but I can't help but feel VLR got shafted scorewise.



1upsuper commented on Watch Ace Attorney 5's Latest TGS Trailer:

You understand this is a well-established series, yes? They wouldn't completely change the gameplay that's worked so well just because it's on the next platform. There's plenty of new stuff visible in the trailer anyway.

Anyway, saying I'm incredibly excited for this game would be an understatement. Can't wait for it to be released!



1upsuper commented on Dragon Quest X Wii Lands in Japan on 2nd August:

@rjejr Are you not familiar with this series at all? The art style is that of Akira Toriyama's, of Dragon Ball fame.

This game has me incredibly conflicted. Dragon Quest is my favorite gaming franchise, and I've never been disappointed with any installment. At the same time, I've never gotten into an MMO for the sole fear that eventually, the game is going to die and the server will go down, and all of those hours of work will be forever gone. And I usually don't like to pour too much time into one game due to the sheer number of games on my backlog that still need to be completed. But I'll probably end up getting it and paying for several months to please my DQ obsession.



1upsuper commented on Pokémon Back on Top of Japanese Charts:

@dark-insanity Please refrain from saying "Japs." It's a derogatory term and is offensive.

Anyway, once I get my Japanese 3DS I'll definitely be picking up IIWiaSRwaGIPXXX (best acronym ever) and Pokemon x Nobunaga, assuming it doesn't make it stateside.



1upsuper commented on Gogo's Crazy Bones Coming to DS:

I too used to collect the first few "sets" (if you can call them that) of Crazy Bones. I doubt the game will be any good, honestly, but it's kinda neat to see the franchise was revived.



1upsuper commented on Game of the Year: You Decide!:

My overall GotY? Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation. If a DQ game is released, you can bet it'll be my Game of the Year. Not counting remakes, though, it would probably be Rayman Origins or Ghost Trick.



1upsuper commented on Join Forces With this Dragon Quest Monsters: J...:

@Pogocoop Oh, no no no no. Pokemon didn't invent monster recruiting. Dragon Quest has had it since DQV in '92, several years before the Game Boy Pokemon games. It is not a rip-off by any means. Yuji Horii saw how well people liked the Monster recruiting and decided to make it the focal point to a DQ spin-off, and thus Monsters was born.



1upsuper commented on Wii has a Plan to Make Money with Fortune Street:

I'll definitely be getting this. I have Itadaki Street DS and it's amazing, and combines my two favorite gaming worlds: Mario and Dragon Quest!

I've noticed that lately Nintendo seems to be more interested in exposing America to Dragon Quest than Square Enix.



1upsuper commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Try to Recaptur...:

In the later years of the nineties, the "casual" gamers were considered to be the ones who only played FPSs: games like Doom, Quake, and later, Goldeneye. Now, the FPS-only gamers (and I use the term gamer extremely loosely) are the self-described "hardcore" gamers. What the hell happened?

If anyone's a hardcore gamer, it's someone like me, honestly. Someone who's very knowledgeable about games, enjoys games of most genres (though preferring some is totally fine; I can't stand FPSs), and who can enjoy games of all generations and enjoys a nice challenge.



1upsuper commented on Europe Takes On Dragon Quest VI on 20th May:

@ryanthehedgehog, Dragon Quest is indeed an acquired taste, only for the most well-developed of tastes. New or casual gamers would likely have a hard time becoming acclimated to its intricacies and classic battle-system and story-telling style. Maybe in a few years you should try it again.

In any event, yay for Europe. Very glad to see our English brethren finally getting this amazing game.