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Spritenaut 32

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  1. I bought it.  

    Next on my list to get is the PS1 AJW joshi game.  Really want that one.   May have to break down and import it from Japan.  I usually try to deal with actual import shops, or eBay sellers who are shipping from the US for my imports, out of a vague fear that a CD-based game shipped overseas won't be packed well by the eBay seller and be a complete mess when it arrive in my mail box.

  2. 3 hours ago, Cliff Hanger said:

    More often it's the opposite; the Adventure Games and Japanese Obscurities books both had dozens of entries written just for them that were slowly migrated to the site (and there are still some entries in each that haven't been)


    Has anyone played the Japanese versions of Guardian Heroes or Burning Rangers  (both Saturn games).  I have a good-sized import collection and I occasionally pick up the Japanese version of a game even if it had a US release.  My general rule of thumb = fighters, shmups, arcade ports like Bubble Bobble can be played without understanding Japanese; rpg's and some action adventure games = not so much.

    Burning Rangers and Guardian Heroes look playable without understanding a lot of Japanese, but Guardian Heroes has a story mode and looks to have a fair bit of dialogue.  Burning Rangers has an in-game navigator who warns you of danger and tells you where to go next.  \

    I'm trying to decide which versions to buy.  import versions are probably going to be cheaper, but I feel like I''ll be missing a little too much if I try to slog through the Japanese.



  3. Re: Hardcore Gaming 101

    They've published a number of books.  Is the material in the books original or is it just a compilation of reviews and articles found on the website. 

    I might buy a couple books anyway to support the site, but I'd be more interested in the books if they contained exclusive content.  My initial impression is that they are just compilations of pieces written for the website.


  4. Haven't watched Elseworlds or Black Lightning yet, but got caught up on the Berlanti-verse shows otherwise.  Lol, the Legends two-parter was a lot of fun and the second hour was bonkers ridiculous.  So many good throwaway jokes in that hour.  The missed calls from Barry, Ollie, and Kara; the fake opening credits scenes, puppets (singing puppets, even).

    Lol, going to be honest here.  I'd watch SoS every frikking week, lol.

    As much as I gripe about Legends being the least of the Berlanti-verse shows, it's doing a lot of things right.  They've done a good job building the characters and finding arcs for everyone.  I really expected Jes Macallan to have to be shoehorned into eps to justify paying her, but nope, they've done a good job adding her to the mix organically.

    Comedy doesn't really seem to be Matt Ryan's forte, but they've still managed to make Constantine a fun addition.

    KInda digging all the Berlanti shows DCU shows right now.   Really enjoyed Supergirl and Arrow this season (though the prison riot ep was all kinds of dumb).  Really curious to see where they go with the Flash and Supergirl midseason cliffhangers.  Though it's going to be really annoying if Supergirl's season ends with her beating up a bad guy and people suddenly deciding "Yay, aliens."


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  5. 7 hours ago, D.Z said:

    Martian Gothic. Resident evil clone. 3 playable characters you control separately but you should never have them meet, they merge into a creature and you get gameover...

    Limited saves, limited ammo, keys get consumed, the non dead will come back to life and they walk as fast as you.

    You forgot to mention that the puzzle-solving is hard af.  I actually really like Martian Gothic.  Maybe not a great game, per se, but it held my interest.  I still like things like point-and-click adventures, so downplaying action in favor of problem solving works for me, even though I think that limits the appeal to most gamers.

    Anyone wanty to sell me on Tail of the Sun?  I'm kinda fascinated by the setup (basically, you play a caveman trying to survive and grow his tribe), but the videos on Youtube don't impress me.  Jaggy graphics and lots of sparse, open spaces.  I'm fascinated by what Artdink was triyng to do with Tail of the Sun and Aquanaut's Holiday, but the technology just wasn't there yet.  They were ahead of their time with the "immersive experimental experience more than a game" thing,

    Anyone actually played Tail of the Sun?

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  6. 8 hours ago, D.Z said:

    Really it's more bi curious tbh.

    That kinda makes sense.  Like I said, it's been a decade or more since I read an issue of Hellblazer.  I was a regular through the Jenkins run, then barely read it since except for a couple runs by well-known writers.  I bought the Azz trades at a sale, but never read them.  Guess I might dig them out this week.  Kinda curious about Tynion's run too.

    Anyway, thanks for the answer.  Apparently, it''s been a lot longer than I realized since I paid any attention to Hellblazer.

  7. John Constantine question regarding his characterization in comics vs. his tv character

    (Spoilered for people who are behind on Legends of Tomorrow)


    Apparently John is bisexual in the Berlanti-verse.  Has that even been hinted at in the comics?

    I don't remember any hints that John might be bi in the comics, but I haven't read any Hellblazer in a very long time, and I stopped reading the book regularly after Paul Jenkins left. Only read a couple "big name writer" runs after that.  Actually, I have the entire Azzarello run in trades. but have yet to read them.

    I don't have a problem with it.  It actually fits John's character.  I can kinda see him jumping anything that breathes, male, female, or demon.  Just curious if that issue was ever raised in the comics.


  8. God, I was a big fan of Norton.  Wish he had had a better run in the states.  One of my favorite big man workers. 

    And, as an added bonus, we got his wife trolling people on Stu's Strong Style Symphony boards way back when.  That was definitely worth the price of admission.

    Edit: Also, I'm shocked the Mitch Page spot went bad.  Whowouldathunk putting a flaming towel on your head while you jump off a post could possibly turn out poorly?

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  9. On 12/8/2018 at 3:30 AM, Victator said:

    My friend who does the art for my books wrote all the Mega Man articles in addition to some of the Data East stuff. 

    Good for him.  I love that site.  So many odd games I want to own.  Or at least collect.  My PS1 wantlist gets stranger every time i visit that site.

    Speaking of which, played a fair bit of Gamera 2000 over the weekend.  I had never heard of that game a month ago.  Turns out it's legit good, nearly great.  I think the designers simply played Panzer Dragoon for a bit, then decided to remake it with Godzilla monsters, but..... how is that a problem?  

    For those that aren't familiar with it (and it's really obscure), it's a rail shooter.  You play as a pilot with some sort of peacekeeping force.  On the missions, you have Gamera, the flying turtle from Godzilla, as your wingman.  Gammie's got a lot more firepower than you do.  And periodically, you can charge him (?) up and he goes into berzerker mode, retracting his limbs and doing the spinning shell thing. It's a helluva a lot of fun.  Missions are your basic Godzilla-type plots.  Save the planet from evil aliens and giant monsters.

    Honestly. my spoiler-free review is "It's Panzer Dragoon with Godzilla monsters thrown in.  Why the hell are you still standing here?"  If you need more of a review than that, this is not the game for you.


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  10. Yeah. my math was a bit faulty there.  Oops.  I completely forgot KIng's only been on the book a little over two years until I looked it up.  Seems longer.

    At the same time, it requires a leap of faith to think you're going to be allowed to stay on a book for 100 issues without having your plans derailed by the next company-wide crossover, an editorial mandate to turn your character into a marsupial,  or complete reboot which sees every book relaunched with a new #1 and new creative team. 

    I can't even imagine walking into a meeting and pitching an outline for a hundred issue run.  9 writers out of 10 would be booted off the book by issue 30.

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  11. Sigh.  Got a live tree from a Christmas tree farm.  Wife drafted the kids and some friends to help her decorate it last night.  Looked great - for about five hours.  We heard a crash in the middle of the night and scampered down the stairs to find the tree laying on it's side.  Our 150-pound monster dog (a Northie) was sulking in the corner trying unsuccessfully to not look guilty, so we figure he knocked it over.

    No harm done but the cleanup and redecorating has been a headache.  Not really the project I wanted to start at 4 AM on a cold Saturday morning.

  12. 3 hours ago, DreamBroken said:

    Was it airing on TV somewhere that I missed? Been several years now since I've caught it but it became an all time fav after the first time I randomly came across it one night. Tonight is what it means to be young!

    Just noticed that it (Streets of Fire) is available on Comcast On Demand.  It's in the free movie section in the Movieplex folder.

  13. 8 hours ago, John Austin said:

    There was supposed to have been a sequel to that but I don't believe it got made, or it was a straight to video. 

    I do agree with your sentiment in that its interesting more than good. I still like watching it every now and then on HD-DVD

    Supposedly, the story was conceived as a trilogy.  In an interview, Pare claimed that "all of the people that made Streets of Fire left Universal Studios and went to 20th Century Fox" and the higher-ups lost interest in the idea when Streets of Fire bombed at the box office.

    I need to rewatch Streets.  It's been on a few times lately, but I haven't paid much attention to it.  When it was released, I thought it was terrible, but, now, it's kinda a curiosity because of who was in it.

  14. 16 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:

    I always vote for Satan. 

    This needs to be the official slogan of the DVDVR.  Get on it, Rippa!

    I had no idea Benjamin was on Lucy, Family Guy, Dr, Katz, or pretty much anything mentioned except Bob's Burgers and Archer. 

    Also, if he resembled Sterling Archer even slightly, I'm guessing he'd have a career as an actor not a voice actor.

    I don't recall seeing/hearing him in an Arby's commercial.

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  15. 16 hours ago, Mike Campbell said:

     We saw about five trees that would make good Christmas trees....in three years or so when they can grow more. 

    What, there's a time limit now?  Don't be in such a hurry.  Honestly, I'd like to go "wild' and cut down my own tree, but I suspect that wouldn't work out.  Christmas tree farm seems like decent compromise.

    Roads are icy and it's snowing this morning.  Wife suggested I work from home today.  I'm still trying to think of a good way to tell her that being home all day makes me claustrophobic under the best of circumstances, and staying home all day with her parents underfoot (holdovers from Thanksgiving) is too unpleasant to contemplate.

    Still home, but planning to escape after lunch.  If the roads are bad, my backup plan is to saddle up our ginormous dog (150 lb newfie - Newfoundland) and ride him to the office. 

  16. Soo... this year, I've been spending a lot of my late evenings (I only sleep four or so hours a night) researching games to come up with a pretty complete want-list.  That led me to http://www.hardcoregaming101.net, which has thousands of write-ups for games, with an emphasis on imports and just plain weird and obscure games.

    Holy Sh**!  This site is going to cost me so much money.  I have an affinity for collecting obscure games and imports, so I already own a lot of odd games (the Parodius series, Cho Aniki, LSD: Dream Emulator, Mr. Mosquito, Umihara Kawase, Chulip, etc., etc., etc.) and I thought that I had dived through the catalogs of various systems pretty thoroughly.  And then I found HCG 101 and started reading write-ups of Gamera 2000, psychedlic beat-em-up Pu-Li-Ru-La,  weird mom-defuses-booby-trapped-bombs game Suzuki Bakuhatsu, Slap Happy Rhythm Busters.

    A lot - and i mean, a lot - of the writeups are for obscure games that have very little info out there on the web).

    Highly recommended if you're looking for info on obscure games or imports

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