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  1. Dogasu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Garren
    Have you not played Yokai Watch yet? I was wondering if you've caught the craze since it's apparently being hyped as the next Pocket Monsters, in Japan.
    Funny you should mention that; my next website update is going to be about Yokai Watch.

    I haven't had a chance to play any of the games yet. The number of games on the 3DS that I want to buy / play is already huge enough as it is without adding a new RPG franchise to the mix.


    FFX:

    I really want to give it another shot, the first time I tried it, it was right after I played X, so I was burnt out on Final Fantasy.
    Yeah, I'm wondering if I should start X2 while X is still fresh in my mind or if I should space things out a bit. I just got to the Thunder Plains in FFX so I've still got a while before I have to make that decision.


    The Wonderful 101:

    It has a great presentation and voice-acting (although I guess you have the original audio? The English dub is probably a bit more jokey I imagine, but it's solid jokes and not unintentionally bad or anything)
    I'm playing with the Japanese voices, but I have the option to switch over to the English voices if I want. Same with the on-screen text; I can toggle between Japanese and English.

    I kind of like playing the game with the Japanese voices and the English dialogue boxes to see just how different the translated version is. And yes, the English dialogue is a lot more jokey than the original.


    Donkey Kong:

    Have you played Tropical Freeze yet?
    No, but it's on my to-do list someday. I played the first level of the game at my friend's place earlier last year but that wasn't really enough to give me a good taste of the game.


    Rockman:

    I think I played that, if that's called "Mega Man Xtreme" in the US.
    Yup, that's the one.

    It was one of my favorite GBC games as a kid, but I'm pretty sure I played it before I played the original SNES ones. I remember it being difficulty, but there was some code I think I used to make things easier.
    The difficulty comes from flaws in the game design more than anything else. For example, the Game Boy doesn't have enough buttons for everything so X's dash attack ends up being assigned to either Down + A (which works well enough but doesn't let you perform a dash jump) or by tapping the forward button twice (which only works half the time). They didn't redesign any of the levels to take into account how much harder it is to pull off the dash so there are some sections in the game that are a lot harder than they were originally meant to be.

    The game also has a ton of blind jumps that prove that the developers didn't consider the size of the Game Boy screen when they were making the game. You will literally die over and over because you cannot see the platform you're meant to be jumping toward until you've already missed the jump.
  2. Garren's Avatar
    Have you not played Yokai Watch yet? I was wondering if you've caught the craze since it's apparently being hyped as the next Pocket Monsters, in Japan.

    I've never played X2 so I'm looking forward to starting that as well.
    I bought the original PS2 one a bit back, but didn't play it much. It's got a weird style---it's really open, so it's easy to walk right into a hard area at the beginning and get your ass kicked, and I wish I had it on a portable system because it's one of those games I think I'd play more that way (1: I like grindy games better when portable and 2: it's kind of embarrassing), and my PS2 broke. I really want to give it another shot, the first time I tried it, it was right after I played X, so I was burnt out on Final Fantasy. I really love X, despite being linear, it's a nice game and the only Final Fantasy I ever beat the main story.

    Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts - I played the N64 original a few years back and so decided to pick this one up too. It's...meh. I'm not a fan of the riding mechanic this game has and the constant fourth wall breaking is more annoying than it is clever. I've only played this one briefly.
    I replayed Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie this year, and both of them are still really great games---Tooie kind of shows its age, since it introduced a lot of tacky stuff like FPS-segments, and filled with mini-games, plus it's sort of too long, but was still a fun experience. I tried Nuts & Bolts, and yeah, it just pissed me off. If Banjo Kazooie was still getting games, and NB was just a one-off experiment, it wouldn't be too bad, but as the possibly last entry in a childhood series of mine? Yeah, it's a shame, and I agree the humor in Banjo-Kazooie has gotten steadily more obnoxious in each game. Banjo-Kazooie was lighthearted humor, Tooie began the switch to mocking it being a video-game and then Nuts & Bolts just dives into straight-up "we hate this series and its fans!" territory. Except for the great music.

    The Wonderful 101 - I'm kind of on the fence about this game. I have fun whenever I do actually sit down and play it but for some reason I rarely get the urge to do so. Maybe it's too difficult? Gameplay's a bit repetitive? I dunno. I do really like how Platinum Games is using the Wii U's second screen in this game, though, and wish more titles would take advantage of it.
    Agreed. It has a great presentation and voice-acting (although I guess you have the original audio? The English dub is probably a bit more jokey I imagine, but it's solid jokes and not unintentionally bad or anything), but yeah, the game really wears you out and I can only play like a mission a day. Some of the missions are really long, and there are a lot of annoying gameplay-change ups which throw you off, especially as getting used to the main game's mechanics are hard enough.

    Donkey Kong Land 1-3 - I had played the first Donkey Kong Land way back in the day but this was the first time I had played 2 and 3. Very fun games.
    Have you played Tropical Freeze yet?

    Rockman X Cyber Mission - This is a weird Game Boy Color demake / mix of Rockman X and Rockman X2. It's also really difficult because of poor design choices / lazy porting.
    I think I played that, if that's called "Mega Man Xtreme" in the US. It was one of my favorite GBC games as a kid, but I'm pretty sure I played it before I played the original SNES ones. I remember it being difficulty, but there was some code I think I used to make things easier.
  3. Rentora's Avatar
    I try to use the Japanese names more because I like them better and I really want to get used to saying the more difficult ones. Sadly when I do post them on some sites such as YouTube I get called a "Weeaboo" I don't get why Americans are so swift to label people who use Japanese Pokemon names or Japanese words in general.
  4. Bubble Frog's Avatar
    I'm actually curious what team you used in White 2 :3
    @Dogasu;
  5. CrackFox's Avatar
    I also got RE5 last year :)
  6. SatoshiKun's Avatar
    That's a lot of games.
  7. Dogasu's Avatar
    I played the English version of Colosseum back in 2004. This is just my first time playing through the Japanese version.
  8. JB2448's Avatar
    As a fan of the Paper Mario series, I really recommend that you buy Super Seal (Sticker Star), either through retail or on the eShop. It's true that the game throws away a lot of traditional RPG mechanics, but I found it to be a truly entertaining experience. Also, when you get the chance, make sure you play through all of the episodes of The Walking Dead. That game is a masterpiece.

    /twocents
  9. Silktree's Avatar
    Any thoughts on Colosseum?
  10. Trainer Gabriel's Avatar
    I didn't know that you never owned Pokemon Colosseum until just this year, nor did I know that you were that much of a Dead Space fan, since most of the games you own seem to be games from Japan. And It's interesting to see you get both one of the last main Pocket Monsters games (Black) and one of the sequels (White 2) in the same year. I see those sequels threw you off at just the time you decided to wait for the presumed third installment.

    Also, I hear you on not playing all of the games you bought that year; I have the same deal, with all the games I purchased from GOG and one or two console games that remain unplayed.
  11. MizuTaipu's Avatar
    'Cuz adults think that pronunciation is more childish. :-P
  12. System Error's Avatar
    it is fun to sake "i don't speak no moonspeak" though
  13. Garren's Avatar
    it should be sunspeak because it's the land of the rising sun. duh.
  14. Ghetsis-Dennis's Avatar
    Or maybe Gengar is the ghost of Clefable?
  15. Bubble Frog's Avatar
    I blame meme lover :P In all seriousness it can be very irritating at times though.
  16. Evil Figment's Avatar
    Now try having people constantly inserting that moronic "ee" into your province/state name (Kay-bek, not Kwee-bek!) :p
  17. Karamazov's Avatar
    Would you prefer it if I called it Atlantean?
  18. Evil Figment's Avatar
    No

    (And of course, Japanese IS significantly more alien to the vast majority of us english-speaking fans - alien as in foreign - than most European languages, because they grew so far apart).
  19. Captain Tentacruel's Avatar
    I have never heard of this.
    I like the moon, though, and aliens.
  20. Zenax's Avatar
    I use the "é" letter in my everyday life, so I don't really have that problem either.
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