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AuthorRe: Final Fantasy 4?
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12,126. Posted:

if you've got a DS, i'd go for the remake if you can stomach the 3D sprites (check out some google images or a gameplay video; as I understand it, the updated look isn't for everybody, lol).

the playstation version was included in Final Fantasy Chronicles, which I had no problems with as it was a faithful port of the original game, but everyone else I've discussed the PSX FF re-releases with has complained about the load times (which were common back then), so keep that in mind if that's what you decide to go for.

If you can get your hands on an original SNES cart (it would be 'Final Fantasy II' IIRC), more power to you, but for sheer accessibility (i love that I can take my DS anywhere as opposed to my butt being glued to my chair in front of a TV screen), the DS version is gonna be your best bet.

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AuthorRe: So Miyamota is hot for Wuhu Island, eh?
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12,127. Posted:

mrmicawber wrote:

This is so close minded, like the backlash against Crossbow Trainig or the touch screen controls in Phantom Hourglass...

... I feel like I am being made a fool of here, are you guys just playing with me? Why do you want to restrict what Wuhu Island can and cannot do.

so in essence, 'waaaaaah, you're not agreeing with me?' come on, are we already back at that same tired argument?

Per your earlier example (and I don't understand why you want us to ignore it when you were the one who brought it up in the first place like it was the greatest idea ever or something), I feel that Wuhu island is a very generic setting and it is already established for Nintendo's Wii ___ series, which is pretty bland anyway. it's not like having Link visit the Mushroom Kingdom or Mario and Luigi riding a Lizalfos instead of a Yoshi, it sounds like it would be like having Link visit a public bath or Mario and Luigi playing golf or tennis -- in the latter case, for which there are already stand-alone releases, and I didn't buy them because, bottom line, they did not interest me at all.

Wuhu as a stage in Smash Brothers wouldn't be too far beyond them, considering they had a PictoChat stage, but Wuhu as the main setting for a title in a bigger established series (Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, etc.) is not something I would be interested in playing. It sounds like it would be boring as hell. Unless they've got plans for Wuhu to be the setting for that Nintendo-based KH-style RPG i've been dying for (and in that case they'd better be giving it a damn good story to make up for the lame setting), I am not interested.

Per what the article says, it sounds like exactly what I said before -- they're looking to set up Wuhu Island as the setting for future Wii ___ releases by introducing familiar landmarks that span different games, and they may also choose to license the Wuhu Island setting out to developers. on one hand, I gotta wonder who the hell would want to license a setting from Nintendo when they can make up their own for free, but on the other, it all sounds like they're just throwing out ideas that'll never happen IRL, which happens all the time, which has already been brought up someplace in this thread. no big deal.

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AuthorRe: So Miyamota is hot for Wuhu Island, eh?
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12,128. Posted:

I'm in agreement with SuperSonic1990; it sounds like Wuhu Island would end up the setting for any future Wii Sports/Wii Music/Wii Play/Wii ____ games, not for any other established series.

i mean, a Zelda game on Wuhu island? seriously? i do not have the words to accurately describe how truly lame that sounds. i'm already on the fence about Spirit Tracks, but there's no way in hell I'd buy a Wii Zelda. D:

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AuthorRe: NSMB Wiis new "help" system
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12,129. Posted:

as long as there's an option to play without the 'help' system, i don't see a problem. it's almost like asking an older sibling or cousin to show you how it's done (i asked for help from my older cousins all the time in hard spots during games), just without having to have someone around to do so in the first place. :3

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AuthorRe: MY biggest concern about this generation of gaming..... : (
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12,130. Posted:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

Twilight+Crow wrote:

couldn't we just call them games?

If only it were that simple!
Oh. Wait. Actually, it is exactly that simple.
What was the problem here again?

noooooooo! not... logic! D:

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AuthorRe: New Mortal Kombat Movie
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12,131. Posted:

considering we just got the Dragonball live-action flick and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, I'm not surprised to see a new Mortal Kombat movie in the works. I just hope it's as awesomely terrible as the first one was (Armageddon was just craaaaaaaaaaap), and i hope it has a killer soundtrack like the first one too. :3

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AuthorRe: Bit.Trip: Core
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12,132. Posted:

depending on how well you've been playing at the moment the power-up/challenge bit hits the screen, too, it can either be a plain white pixel drifting across the screen or it may be a little white comet trailing its square-littered and sparkly tail (i think it sparkles, anyway) behind it, so at that point it's really hard to mistake for something not-special. :3

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AuthorRe: MY biggest concern about this generation of gaming..... : (
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12,133. Posted:

Swerd_Murd wrote:

My biggest concern about this generation of gaming is the incorrect use of the term "Arcade Game"

hahaha win :D

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AuthorRe: Wii Points Sales Tax
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12,134. Posted:

Chicken+Brutus wrote:

Florida = no tax on direct purchase of Wii Points. Our state sales tax is 6% though.

Wonder why we get a free ride on the points?

Florida gets a free ride on a lot of things thanks to tourism. :)

anyway, NC hasn't been charging me any kind of sales tax either for online sales (unless i'm buying from a seller in NC).

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12,135. Posted:

how is Wii Sports Golf an arcade game, or any of the other games within the Wii Sports game collection considered arcade games for that matter? last I checked, none of those games were ever available for play in an actual arcade... i mean, there are indeed golf and baseball and boxing and other simulators in arcades around the world, sure, but none of them are versions of the Wii Sports game collection.

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AuthorRe: Have you ever thought about selling your Wii?
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12,136. Posted:

i've never sold any of my game systems. i've still got a PSX, an SNES, one or two GBs (one GBC definitely, possibly also a gray-brick GB) and an N64 boxed away.

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AuthorRe: Decisions, decisions...
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12,137. Posted:

pixelman wrote:

If you bought MotionPlus there you were robbed $5.

i have noticed that about GameStop... everything there, if it's available at bigger stores like Target or Wal-Mart, is always a couple bucks more at least, and sometimes even Amazon has some sweet deals on stuff when free shipping is involved. ever since i figured that out, i've been making a point to shop around before actually putting my money down on a new game/accessory.

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AuthorRe: I Hate Action Replay! (DS)
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12,138. Posted:

JustYourAverageBleh wrote:

hey that's piracy!
you shouldn't post this here!

the Action Replay DS works like a Game Genie did for console games... you pop your game into the top of the device and put the device into the actual machine. when used as advertised (i am aware it may be used as a NoPass device), it alone is not capable of piracy.

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AuthorRe: USA Club Nintendo New Season.
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12,139. Posted:

J+Bitties wrote:

I'm betting we'll have to wait until December...watch for the one yr anniversary.

I also wonder how much actual interest there is in the program. I mean, with the plat/gold reward, we've already seen a lot of folks who don't even registar there games and those people are gamers.

Basically, if they sell 1 million Galaxies and they only see 10,000 of them registered, what's the point of having the service if no one is using it? I mean, in that regard, they found out something they already knew. Club Nintendo does not increase the actual sales of Nintendo's games. They can see the same return on games without losing money on the Club, if not more of a return....I mean, this shouldn't be a shock to anyone that the point of Club Nintendo is to sell more games...

Of course that would all be in house market research and I don't know the actual numbers but five people having a 1000 CN points, doesn't really mean a whole lot except to those 5 people.

i dunno, i always thought the point of Club Nintendo was the surveys. there are companies who will pay good money for completed surveys about their products, and considering the amount of people who actually reach gold/platinum status within a given Club Nintendo year would probably be slim (after this year, at least; i know there were probably plenty of people out there like me who stumbled upon CN and decided to finally register all the codes for the eligible games they had lying around), Nintendo is in essence gathering desired information without paying most of their userbase (in merchandise) maybe a fraction of what other companies pay for the same information.

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AuthorRe: Bit.Trip: Core
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12,140. Posted:

osb1842 wrote:

Yep, we're well aware of the demand for the soundtrack. Can't reveal any specifics yet, but we are definitely working on it!

yay! :3

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AuthorRe: New DS game by Square Enix!
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12,141. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

Am I the only one who absolutely hates the DS Final Fantasy graphics? What is with those ridiculously tiny bodies and ridiculously huge heads and eyes? Not to mention how oddly blocky everything is.

I really want to finally play Final Fantasy III since it started the job system (my favorite feature of FFTactics), but I can't stand to look at, and whatever this is seems much the same.

it's funny that you say that, considering the earliest I remember seeing that cutesy character design style in relation to a FF title (besides the in-game sprites, which have always been cutesy) was FFT. all they did was translate that same style to 3D forms... I like the cutesy character style myself, but the 3D renditions were pretty hit-or-miss, I'll admit. Kain in IV especially irritated me... his feet are so freaking tiny. D:

i do feel i would've been able to take these remakes of FFIII and IV more seriously (especially when things are getting really dire in-game), though, if they had stuck with the original Yoshitaka Amano character style/designs. it's not like we don't have the technology to accurately render them now, y'know? :|

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AuthorRe: I Hate Action Replay! (DS)
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12,142. Posted:

o_O what'd you do to it?

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AuthorRe: Do you know any foreign languages?
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12,143. Posted:

JohnnyB wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

I wanted to reply 'iie, anata no neko wa oishikatta', lol :3

Hahaha "No, your cat was delicious" ?
I would have said: "Iie, Malnin-chan no neko wa oishiku nai deshou"
Hahaha I hope that's correct!

looks all right, but you're being more polite about the cat than me, lol. don't worry, i ate enough for the both of us. ;)

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AuthorRe: Bit.Trip: Core
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12,144. Posted:

ok so i went ahead and bought it because i needed a break from SMT:DS and because it was a long morning at work. ugh. i needed something to cheer me up, lol, and man, Core delivered. :D

there were more than a few 'duh' moments in level 1, like the green bits you're supposed to hit going left-right (and not up-down as you may be oh-so-tempted to do, if you're me D: ), but it only took maybe 5 tries for me to get through it. the big trick is avoiding that damn challenge bit that turns your directions... i know, i know, all i have to do is watch which way it turned and turn my wiimote accordingly, but i gladly sacrifice the one bit to go the easy route, lol. it does feel harder, because you're not watching for bits to hit just one area, you're watching four now and you have to be careful of button presses at the wrong time/wrong area... but it seems (so far) to be balanced out by an easy boss. I was greatly surprised at how easy the boss for level 1 was, at least, compared to the bosses in Beat.

... and now that i've said this, level 2's boss is probably gonna knock me for a loop, lol. but i won't find out until later; i need some sleep at the moment.

osb1842, if you're still hanging around this thread, why don't you guys take a cue from the people who did Icarian and release a soundtrack of sorts with the next Bit.Trip release (or, even better, do it now... like, right now)? please? :3

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12,145. Posted:

grenworthshero wrote:

Sean+Aaron wrote:

malnin wrote:

Anata wa watashi neko tabemasen ka

I picked up enough that I think I understand what that says.
Are you asking if someone wants to eat a cat?

More or less, but it's hard for me to tell exactly without better sentence structure...

i was thinking malnin meant 'anata ga/wa watashi no neko o tabemasen ka?' myself... i wanted to reply 'iie, anata no neko wa oishikatta', lol :3

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AuthorRe: Need help at the beginning of "Lost Winds"
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12,146. Posted:

if you're at the part I think you're at, try going all the way to the top of the screen (where the dude is that you talk to about something or other; it's been a long time since i've played LW) and all the way to the right. there should be something for you to break or jump over and you'll be able to go farther right afterward.

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12,147. Posted:

i'm so torn between finishing Devil Survivor first before purchasing this or buying it now and interrupting that game. D:

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12,148. Posted:

@Twilight Crow: meh, all I did was put the three names into Google to find any possible connection between the three. The only Dickens I've ever read is A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and A Tale of Two Cities. I have a copy of Great Expectations lying around, but i couldn't get into it for some reason. :/

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12,149. Posted:

malnin wrote:

Anata wa watashi neko tabemasen ka

i dunno, i think you're missing a couple particles in that one, man. :3

weirdadam wrote:

I know a little German.
Sorry, someone had to say it.

i'm only surprised it took this long for someone to do that, lol. also, Slime Forest! I haven't played that in years. It was kinda fun, as far as freeware educational games go. :3

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12,150. Posted:

David Copperfield, actually, and Wrayburn is from Our Mutual Friend.

though, if an OliverTwist shows up, we'll know exactly who it is, lol. :P

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